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here, but some lawmakers are pushing the white house go even further and block all imports of russian oil. >> i'm all for that, ban it. >> reporter: ban the oil. >> ban the oil coming from russia. >> reporter: the u.s. only relies on russia for 3% of its oil imports, but with gas prices up 11 cents just since monday, the white house is reluctant to rock that boat. >> we don't have a strategic interest in reducing the global supply of energy. >> reporter: even before today's announcement, russia's richest men were taking steps to shield their wealth, around the world mega-yachts are on the move, steaming to far-off locales like the maldives and the seychelles deep in the indian ocean. norah. >> fascinating details. nancy cordes, thank you. well, tonight, the only person charged in connection to the death of breonna taylor has been cleared by a kentucky jury.
brett hankison was accused of blindly firing shots into taylor's apartment, endangering the lives of three neighbors. hankison testified he did nothing wrong during the botched raid in 2020. he was fired by the louisville police department three months later. taylor's sister just posted on facebook that she's tired of the injustice. well, tonight, the house committee investigating the assault on the capitol issued a new subpoena to kimberly guilfoyle. a former fox news host engaged to donald trump, jr. meanwhile, this is big. in a court filing last night, the committee claims to have evidence former president trump and allies engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the united states in their effort to overturn the 2020 election. tonight, the world's most visited website, tiktok, is under a multistate investigation. the social media platform is accused of using technology that experts say can harm the mental health of america's youth. cbs' lilia luciano reports the investigation will focus on the techniques the company uses to
boost engagement. >> reporter: tiktok has a billion active users every month. but is it actually harming them? at least eight states attorneys general want to know if the design and promotion of tiktok is impacting the mental and physical health of young people. >> we want to know what tiktok knew when they knew it and if they were harming our children. >> reporter: an investigation by "the wall street journal" found the app tracks not just what they share and post but the time spent on certain content, then bombards them with recommended videos to keep them on the platform. >> it's algorithm seems to know people better than any other algorithm has before. it's fine tuned to what you want to see. >> reporter: experts say that could be a problem if the suggestive videos lead down a rabbit hole of un-vetted and potentially harmful content. >> there's a devastating toll as social media can take on our children's mental health and well being from suicidal ideation to body image issues and anxiety and depression.
>> reporter: this week president biden also took note. >> we must hold social media platforms accountable for the national experiment they're conducting on our children for profit. [applause] >> reporter: in a statement tiktok says we care deeply about building an experience that helps protect and support the well being of our community and appreciate that the states attorneys general are focusing on the safety of younger users. >> we're not going to stop in our efforts to do everything in our power to make sure those who may be doing harm to our children are held accountable. >> reporter: the announcement follows a similar investigation launched late last year into another popular social media app, instagram. tiktok says parents have an option to limit the time children spend on the app and that they strengthened other privacy protections. >> parents know kids know how to get around the limits. lilia luciano, thank you. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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>> reporter: when 35-year-old maureen gardner was pregnant, she was on the brink of being homeless. >> it's really hard to think about. i don't know. i would have to maybe be in a shelter, you know, and find other ways to get assistance for myself and my baby. >> reporter: for years she worked as a director of a nonprofit after-school program but right before the pandemic hit she left. she went through her savings and soon found herself expecting a child with no job. >> i'm pregnant. it's a pandemic. i'm, like, this is crazy. >> reporter: a social worker told her about a new program wht $1 monthor threars. the pilot program known as the bridge project aims to keep mothers and their babies out of poverty. holly fogle is one of the founders. >> cash is the universal answer to individual problems. we cut out the bureaucracy, go right to the mother who knows more than anyone else in the
world what that baby needs today. >> reporter: how crucial has this been for them? >> i think it's summed up by mothers saying i'm able to breathe. >> reporter: the bridge project is open to pregnant women and new moms in certain low income neighborhoods in new york city. by the summer the program will have more than 600 mothers enrolled. >> we chose three years intentionally, first, because the first 1,000 days of life are so, so critical for the baby's brain, so we're really laying the foundation for the rest of their life. >> reporter: fogel says right now the average income for mothers participating is less than $15,000 a year. where does the funding come from? >> the funding comes from the monarch foundation, which is fully funded by my husband and myself. >> reporter: how much is the program costing? >> between the first and second phase, we will spend about $16 million. >> reporter: all that money is from you and your husband? >> it is. >> reporter: the bridge project will monitor its participants and hopes to be a model for similar problems nationwide.
some people may hear $1,000 free money, don't have to do anything, how can you make sure it's going to do the right mother who will use it the right way? >> fundamentally, our program is based on trust and the dignity of human beings. >> reporter: where do you think you would be without this program? >> i have no idea. it's scary to think about, but what am i going to do? >> reporter: for "eye on america," jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. and still ahead, what caused a maryland apartment building to explode and go up in flames? how did olay top expensive creams? by staying on top of our game with derm-recommended ingredients in every jar olay regenerist with niacinamide has hydration that beats the 100, 200, even $400 cream
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a week ago, the world woke up to a war in ukraine, and ukrainians woke up to air raid sirens and a new reality. in that time, 1 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters became refugees, torn from their homes in search of safety. 1 million good-byes to the country they call home. children leaving their fathers behind, fathers hoping to be there when their families return. young love forced to put life on hold. >> i hope all this violence and cruelness ends soon. >> reporter: we watch a mother's strength on display, keeping her children calm when she has no idea what's next for her family. >> i have to leave my husband behind and i have to leave my parents behind. >> reporter: as we learn that
more than half of the refugees are children, yearning for life's most basic needs -- food, clothing, shelter and safety. but amidst the death and destruction we are reminded of the gift of life from new mom ula. >> i have my son, his name is mark. >> reporter: delivered safely in a bomb shelter. this week in kyiv doctors delivered more than 100 babies in a makeshift maternity ward. a baby's first cries drowned out by bombing and gunfire, but maybe it's a symbol that while war rages on, life does not stop and, hopefully, one day, these children will know a world at peace. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back for cbs mornings, and follow us online at any time at cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm norah o'donnell.
this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. the ukrainian state emergency service says firefighters have extinguished the fire at a nuclear plant. the largest in europe, after russian troops shelled the area according to ukraine's foreign minister. this security footage captured bullets hitting the bullet in southern ukraine. so far, no reported changes in radiation levels around the plant. the united states has activated its nuclear incident response team, and joe biden has spoken myr lenskyy.>> for more , downl
snr cl phe. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. this is the cbs "overnight news." good evening. thank you for joining us on this thursday night. tonight, as the war in ukraine enters its second week, russian troops are surging into the country. a senior defense department official tells cbs news 90% of the forces that were at the border have now been deployed into battle. russian troops have stepped up their brutality with an increased bombardment of major cities in civilian areas. missile strikes targeting residential neighborhoods as entire buildings have been leveled. the humanitarian crisis deepens asnerpthe grim mistnilli
refugees who haver nghring cotries in just the last the u.s. ambdo ed natuggests more than 5 million before it's over. we've got a team of reporters on this story, and cbs's charlie d'agata will start us off from the capital of kyiv. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. president volodymyr zelenskyy pleaded for more international support, asking once again for the u.s. and nato to impose a no-fly zone here. if not, at least please send me some planes. [ screaming ] civilians once again bore the brunt of russia's full scale assault when missiles slammed into residential neighborhoods in the northern city of chernihiv. emergency services say at least 33 people were killed. a dash cam video captures the moments multiple rockets shattered homes on city streets.
with the sheer destruction from russia's bombardment stretching for miles finiedt nit's reporti. mis e inteepted ateast twoiass c while russian troops have taken control of the port city of kherson, they're closing in fast on mariupol, today president putin did acknowledge the russian military is taking casualties and promised $50,000 to the families of fallen soldiers. this video shown on ukrainian tv shows a russian soldier given tea by locals, breaking down in tears as he's allowed to speak with his mother. in an effort to find a diplomatic breakthrough today, ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy reached out directly to president putin.
>> i think i have to talk with putin, the world has to talk to putin because there are no other ways to stop this war. that's why i have to. >> reporter: tonight, the capital awaits for the next round of explosions to rattle the city. pregnant mothers spend another night taking shelter in the basement of the city's maternity hospital. >> we are living in real hell. i could never imagine something like that can happen in the 21st century. k o, now a city ea weing nelife into a dangerous and uncertain future. the pentagon says russians have launched more than 480 missiles since the invasion began. today president biden accused the russian forces of firing on civilians indiscriminately. norah? >> i have to ask you as the invasion is entering a second deadly week, what is it like there on the ground? >> reporter: well, norah, you may have noticed behind me, the
city has been ordered into a complete blackout. the city itself is unrecognizable from a week ago. there are sandbags everywhere, cement barriers, barbed wire, checkpoints wherever you go, filled with heavily-armed men with a grim determination to fight no matter the cost. norah. >> all right. stay safe, charlie d'agata. thank you. let's turn now to the humanitarian crisis, which has spiked to more than a million refugees in just seven days. today, there was little movement on a cease-fire, but both sides did agree on a humanitarian corridor for civilians to leave ukrainfely. cbs' chris livesay is in lviv with the harrowing tales of the exodus. >> reporter: the strong do what they can. while the weak suffer what they must. of the 1 million refugees who have already fled into
neighboring countries, 500,000 of them are children, the u.n. says. and yet, they are the lucky ones. roughly 1 million more people remain internally displaced in a current gripped by war, such as these families at a shelter in the western city of lviv. that's 4-year-old andre, exhausted after 20 hours of sleepless escape with his 16-year-old brother dennis and their mother olga. >> translator: we heard explosions over our heads at the train administration and all the way on the train. you're aware you may never return home. >> reporter: he says, every day begins by texting our relatives and asking, are you alive? ukraine says more than 2,000 civilians are confirmed dead. but the real toll could be much higher and only the beginning. at the shelter, the question on everyone's mind is whether to stay in ukraine or to go.
this grandmother and mother wish they knew what was best for little alina, only one year old. we have no future, says svetlana, if ukraine doesn't win. and, yet, another reason to flee. today's report russian forces are making lists of ukrainians to be killed or sent away to camps, and the likely use of kidnappings to coerce the local population. norah. >> that is chilling. chris livesay, thanks. a week ago, the world woke up to a war in ukraine, and ukrainians woke up to air raid sirens and a new reality. in that time, 1 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters became refugees, torn from their homes in search of safety. 1 million goodbyes, to the country they call home. children leaving their fathers behind, fathers hoping to be there when their families return. young love forced to put life on hold.
>> i hope all this violence and cruelness ends soon. >> reporter: we watch a mother's strength on display, keeping her children calm when she has no idea what's next for her family. >> i have to leave my husband behind and i have to leave my parents behind. >> reporter: as we learn that more than half of the refugees are children, yearning for life's most basic needs -- food, clothing, shelter and safety. but amidst the death and destruction we are reminded of the gift of life from new mom ula. >> i have my son, his name is mark. >> reporter: delivered safely in a bomb shelter. this week in kyiv doctors delivered more than 100 babies in a makeshift maternity ward. a baby's first cries drowned out by bombing and gunfire, but maybe it's a symbol that while war rages on, life does not stop and, hopefully, one day, these children will know a world at
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this is the cbs "overnight news." washington. thanks for staying with us. there is an international effort to track and seize the property of some of russia's richest people. germany and france seized two super yachts by russian oligarchs. the justice department has created a task force tamed and enforcing sanctions. but what about putin's own wealth? some estimates claim the russian president controls hundreds of
billions of dollars. other analysts call him the richest man in the world. little is known about putin's fortune. but catherine herridge has been digging into it. >> reporter: putin's government salary is paid in the low six figures, but that doesn't begin to explain the mansions, the million dollar watch collection and the over the top yacht. as russian forces encircled ukraine last month, president vladamir putin's wealth pushed out to sea. this is rare video of "graceful," the $100 million yacht said to be owned by putin. data from a maritime intelligence firm shows "graceful" left germany two weeks before the invasion, sailing for safer russian waters. this satellite image obtained by cbs news shows the yacht docked in a port near russia's nuclear weapons operations. >> he's a kgb agent, so he's crafty. he knows how to hide when he needs to.
>> reporter: john smith. >> it would be fair to say he's among the richest men in the world. >> reporter: while putin showcases his wealth on his wrist, he relies on family connections and incredibly rich friends, known as ololigarchs, shield his fortune from sanctions. >> if he asks them to do something, they do it in terms of hiding assets. they will do what he needs. >> reporter: there's a russian palace that critics say was built for him, including amphitheater, a personal tunnel to the beach that doubles as a security bunker. >> i think he likes the opulence that comes from being the ruler of russia, but it doesn't fit with the public persona that he' he's trying to create. >> reporter: his vast wealth is estimated at more than $100 billion. >> the u.s. and allies have decent information on some of his assets.
i think a lot will remain a mystery. >> reporter: we have one of the stro strongest intelligence communities in the world but we're only scratching the surface? >> we're only scratching the surface. >> reporter: those who take on vladamir putin and allege he's corrupt have paid a personal price. boris nimsoff was assassinated in the shadow of the kremlin. serge died after he exposed a $230 million fraud by putin's friends. and political opponent alexei navalny has been jailed repeatedly for his criticism of the russian president. two years ago, he was poisoned within an inch of his life. >> the putin wealth is one of the most dangerous topics. >> reporter: this russian journalist spent a decade untangling putin's financial web.
can investigating vladamir putin's money put you in harm's way in >> yes, of course. >> reporter: but he said russian authorities sought to silence his reporting team. six months ago, he reached a breaking point. >> i had to leave my country. my apartment was searched twice. i had tlik three criminal charges against me back in russia. >> president of the united states. >> reporter: but tuesday's state of the union, joe biden said the u.s. and allies are waging economic war on putin and the oligarchs. >> we're joining with european allies to seize their yachts, luxury apartments, their private jets. >> it's forcing him to recognize there are costs to his bad behavior. and we hope ordinary russians, as well as very wealthy oligarchs, point the finger at putin to blame. >> reporter: putin has denied targeting his critics, and denied ownership of the palace, now tracking down russian assets. if the russian journalist told
us putin's had decades to systematically hide his wealth. >> that was catherine herridge reporting. tiktok is the focus of a new investigation into its imtact on the mental and physical health of users. some experts believe the technology that drives tiktok and other social media sites can promote depression, eating disorders and drug abuse in children and teenagers. that could run afoul of state consumer protection laws. here is that story. >> reporter: with more than a billion users, tiktok has risen to social media dominance. what took facebook more than eight years, youtube an instagram more than seven years, tiktok has done in five. >> the increased use by teens and young people of social media platforms can contribute to increased levels of anxiety, depression, even suicide.
>> reporter: massachusetts attorney general laura haley is part fro acro the country i tiktok's effect on young users. >> it's a bigger problem if the platforms knew about it, and worse if they designed their platforms to essentially get them addicted to the platform. >> reporter: the probe looks at what the app's algorithm does to increase frequency on the app. >> its algorithm seems to know people better than any other alga rhythm has before. >> reporter: an investigation by "the wall street journal" found the app tracks not just what they share and post but the time spent on certain content, then bombards them with recommended videos to keep them on the platform. how does the algorithm know you're into that subject? >> every action you make, which
can by i'm sticking on this video and watch it all the way through or watch it again, it's watching that, too. it's really analyzing every single move you make. >> reporter: michael beckerman, the head of public policy, told cbs the company has safeguards in place. >> we do have an age appropriate experience. we have the tools in place to have -- let parents decide how much they want their teenagers to spend. we give the nudge on taking a break. >> reporter: meta has been under investigation by the same bipartisan coalition and members of congress. >> are there safeguards these companies could be using but choosing not to? >> absolutely. these companies design the technology, so it can be designed in other ways. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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>> reporter: if it's 20 below, we're all here. >> reporter: when you see a group of people on a minnesota lake in february, you assume they're there to ice fish. but for six weeks in the winter, this lake transforms into a frozen oasis for racecar drivers. >> it's fun. it's something crazy and pdiffe. when i tell someone about it, they can't comprehend that it's on a lake. >> reporter: it began 25 years ago, when chad and his buddies realized they missed dirt track racing. so get through the quiet of winter, they decided to get loud. >> a bunch of us got together and started racing with another group. and since then, it's been kind of going and going and going. >> reporter: now they have eight different classes of cars. there are those with studs in them and those without. trucks and side by sides also get a chance to take home the
checkered flag. >> it's throttle control and trying to go as fast as you can without sliding out. >> reporter: when the temperature plummets and the winds pick up, it's nice to have a pit crew that you know. >> i love being with friends and family out here. >> reporter: then there are the coring sisters, from ripley, minnesota. >> our dad helped start the organization. >> he's the reason. >> reporter: the ice changes by the hour, which impacts performance. speeds can reach 80 miles an hour. of course, when you go that fast, things don't always end well. as i found out. to be good at this, you have to drive a lightweight car. th includes tearing out the dash, the back seats, and the back wind shield. rear wind shields are overrated any way. >> we tough it out for all the cold. >> yeah, for sure.
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>> reporter: this is a unique crime that occurs in california. beekeepers from across the country bring billions of honeybees to california to rent them to growers who use them to pollinate their crops. >> pollination now makes up over half of bee keeping revenue. >> reporter: experts say the demand, coupled with a weakened bee supply and soaring costs to rent a hive, makes it a competitive industry. britney goodrich says this is not a crime of opportunity. >> it has to definitely be another commercial beekeeper or someone with a forklift, someone with, you know, a bee suit or knowledge of when and how to move bees. >> reporter: she still feels the impact. >> when these hives are stolen from us, it feels like a direct violation of our trust.
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the images of women and children fleeing the war in ukraine has gripped the hearts of the world. and in this country, it's prompted charities to jump into action. >> reporter: we've seen families fleeing war-torn ukraine with only a suitcase, if they're lucky, saying goodbye to the only home they've ever known. we've been inspired by the outpouring of support that's greeted these ref joes. today, volunteers packed boxes with phone and sanitary kits at this warehouse in miami. the supply also be flown to poland and handed to refugees as soon as they cross the border. michael is the founder of global empowerment mission, which has
delivered aid to haiti and florida. his plan includes shipping $350,000 in medical supplies and equipment to those still inside ukraine. >> there's no food on the shelves, no medicine. supplying a country with food and resources is a big undertaken. >> reporter: this group is also helping to temporarily relocate families. his hope, like so many, is that this war ends soon and permanent housing isn't needed. with so much uncertain, the generosity of strangers unfolding in warehouses and omtd the frontlines is appreciated more than ever before. and that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for everyone else, check back later for cbs mornings, and follow us online at any time at cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm errol barnett.
this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. the ukrainian state emergency service says firefighters have extinguished the fire at a nuclear plant. the largest in europe, after russian troops shelled the area according to ukraine's foreign minister. this security footage captured bullets hitting the building in southern ukraine. so far, no reported changes in radiation levels arounthe plant. ited states has activated its nuclear in response team, and joe biden has spoken by phone to ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy. earlier, a second round of talks between russia and ukraine took place. both sides agreed on establishing humanitarian corridors to help civilians escape the fighting. for more news, download the
cbs news app on your cell phone. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's friday, march 4th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, nuclear catastrophe fears. a fire burning at the largest nuclear power plant in europe is now out after ukrainian officials say russian troops fired on it. new sanctions. the white house announces a new financial crackdown on some of russia's wealthiest and most elite figures. and not guilty verdict. the only officer charged in connection with the raid that killed breonna taylor acquitted by a jury. the reaction from taylor's family. well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with breaking news overnight in the war in ukraine. a nuclear disaster appears to have been diverted after the