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news app on your cell phone it's monday it's monday, april 11th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." looming showdown. russia's military heads to eastern ukraine. the new images showing the kremlin is ready to launch a full-scale attack. ba.2 wave. as americans unmask, a covid subvariant is fueling new cases. where new infections skyrocketed 89% in just two weeks. breaking overnight, social media reversal. elon musk will not join twitter's ward after all. details on the surprise announcement. well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy is warning his nation that russian troops are gearing
up for attacks in the eastern percent of the country. in his nightly address, zelenskyy said that the coming week could be as crucial as any in the war. and in an interview with "60 minutes" he said ukraine's fate depends on whether the u.s. continues to supply much-needed weapons to hold off the expected russian onslaught. naomi ruchim is in new york with the very latest on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy says his country's survival relies on two factors -- stronger sanctions against russia and more weapons. they are asking for heavier artillery like tanks and jets, and for those resources to be delivered quickly. ukraine is preparing for a robust russian offensive in the east. >> everybody scared. that's normal. that's war. >> reporter: new satellite images show an eight-mile convoy of russian military vehicles headed to the donbas region. ukrainian army volunteers are digging in and short on weapons,
fixing this abandoned russian tank they hope to use. after a missile hit this train station on friday killing more than 50 people, some towns have emptied out as civilians flee the violence. >> the fightings are becoming heavier and heavier, but we will fight 'til the death. >> reporter: noting the success of ukrainian forces in the north -- >> the ukrainians won the bottle -- the battle of kyiv. >> reporter: national security adviser jake sullivan told cbs' "face the nation" the u.s. and its allies will keep providing weapons. >> some of that's been delivered. some of it's on the way, and some of it we're still working to source. >> reporter: speaking to "60 minutes" correspondent scott pelley, ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy says he is grateful for president biden's support, and his country's survival depends on it continuing. >> president biden -- >> translator: president biden can enter history as the person who stood shoulder to shoulder with the ukrainian people.
>> reporter: a new cbs news/ugov poll found 72% of americans support sending weapons and supplies to ukraine. despite zelenskyy's repeated pleas for a no-fly zone, the u.s. and its applies have declined saying it could lead to a direct military confrontation between two nuclear armed powers, the u.s. and russia. anne-marie? >> naomi ruchim in new york, thank you. the biden administration is expected to unveil its long-awaited rules today to crack down on so-called ghost guns. the privately made guns without serial numbers are increasingly being found at crime scenes across the u.s., and it comes as the white house and justice department are under growing pressure to deal with gun deaths and violent crime. one of the proposed rules released last year would require manufacturers and dealers who sell ghost gun parts to be licensed by the federal government. turning now to the coronavirus. some parts of the u.s. are
seeing an uptick in cases just as covid restrictions are being relaxed. new york city mayor eric adams announced he tested positive for the virus yesterday on his 100th day in office. a spokesperson said that he's showing no symptoms and is canceling the rest of his public events this week. in los angeles more than 1,000 people rallied in front of city hall to oppose local vaccine mandates. the event featured music, speakers, and truckers who drove to washington, d.c., as part of the people's convoy. here's jonathan vigliotti. >> reporter: spring break crowds and eased masking restrictions in los angeles and other cities are driving covid risks up across the nation. >> we're rushing a little too much to go back to normal. >> reporter: in the northeast there's been a spike in cases including the nation's capital where new infections jumped 89% in two weeks, including a high-profile outbreak among lawmakers. health officials say the ba.2 subvariant accounts for up to
72% of cases but says its milder symptoms paired with the closing of many testing sites could lead to underreporting. >> i think that we're dramatically undercounting cases. if you see cases going up in your local community, that's a pretty good indication that there's morin infection than what we're measuring. >> reporter: in new york city, mayor adams is in isolation after testing positive. cbs' elise preston is near times square. >> reporter: here the marquis stars tested positive making it the third production to shut down because of new infections. >> "macbeth" is on the hit list. >> reporter: richard drysdale's seen nearly two dozen performances since the great white way reopened last fall. this weekend he's opting for a concert. is this the new normal? >> i think it's a new normal. i think it will keep changing as the pandemic changes. >> reporter: macbeth" is expected to hit the plaza again,
the suite will have an extended run helping ticket holders reschedule. >> reporter: throughout the state, many support the lifted mandates but are acting with caution. >> it's not over yet. so i'm continuing to wear my mask. >> reporter: jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, los angeles. a texas prosecutor says that he will ask a judge today to dismantle -- rather, to dismiss a murder charge against a woman over an alleged self-induced abortion. the 26-year-old woman was arrested thursday in starr county near the mexico border. it is not clear if she was accused of giving herself an abortion or assisting in someone else's self-induced abortion. abortions in the state have sharply decreased since the ban after six weeks of pregnancy went into effect in september. and police in iowa are searching for two suspects in connection with a shooting inside a crowded nightclub that left two people dead and ten wounded. investigators believe two men fired more than a dozen shots inside the cedar rapids club early yesterday morning. police say the gunman escaped as
more than 100 people rushed out. >> shock, anger, grief, disappointment. just a few of the emotions that i'm sure we all feel today. and i can personally say as a mother, my heart goes out to those moms and dads today who are having the worst day of their lives. >> there's no word on a motive for the shooting, but investigators believe one of the victims was targeted. overseas, french president emmanuel macron will face far right nationalist candidate marine le pen in a runoff election. the two advanced to the runoff yesterday after the country's first round of voting. the next round is in two weeks. they ran against each other in 2017 with macron winning in a landslide. the runoff is expected to be much closer as emmanuel macron tries to become the first french president in 20 years to win a second term. coming up, breaking overnight, elon musk is backing
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authorities in florida are still investigating the death of pittsburgh steelers quarterback dwayne haskins. they're looking into why he was walking across a highway in ft. lauderdale on saturday morning when he was hit by a dump truck. he died at the scene. haskins was selected to be the first round by washington in 2019. he joined the steelers in 2021 and signed a one-year deal last month. dwayne haskins was just 24 years old. queen elizabeth made a virtual appearance, and there are new details about a massive home depot fire. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the mercury news" reports on a huge fire that destroyed a home depot store in san jose, california.
flames and thick smoke could be seen shooting from the store on saturday. employees and customers inside ran for safety. no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials say that it apparently started in the store's lumber section. dozens of animals were evacuated from a nearby veterinary hospital, and residents were told to shelter in place. "the washington post" says after her own recent bout with covid, queen elizabeth chatted about the pandemic with patients, doctors, and nurses at a london hospital. >> welcome to the critical care unit. >> good morning, your majesty. >> delighted to be here today. >> this particular way you're standing, this was specially built, was it, for the -- >> yes. >> it's amazing, isn't it, what can be done when needs be. >> the 95-year-old monarch made the virtual visit last week to
mark the official dedication of the queen elizabeth unit. the 155-bed critical care facility was built in just five weeks at the height of the pandemic. the queen tested positive for covid in february. and "reuters" says spanish police seized one of the largest discoveries of taxidermy animals in europe. more than 1,000 stuffed animals were found in a huge warehouse in valencia last week. authorities say that the collection included more than 400 protected species including some that are extinct. among those discovered were elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, polar bears, and nearly 200 large ivory elephant tusks. the collection is estimated to be worth about $32 million on the black market. still will to come, roadside hazard. a giant alligator was caught on video in florida, but it takes an unexpected path.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ look at this beast. holy cow. >> that's the reaction from a florida driver when he saw a ten-foot alligator crossing several lanes of traffic before crawling under his truck. it happened as he was waiting at a red light last week in venice. the driver said he felt the truck shake as the gator slithered underneath before emerging on the other side. only in florida. on the cbs "money watch," breaking developments as elon musk reverses his decision to join twitter's board, and why jetblue is cutting some summer schedules. diane king hall is in new york with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. stock futures are pointing to a
lower open. investors this week will get fresh inflation data when the government releases the consumer price index and the producer price index. earnings season also kicks off cit, ldmam morgan sachs. on friday the dow industrials gained 137 points. thsd s 500 fell 11. breaking overnight, elon musk will not be joining twitter's board of directors after all. twitter's ceo made the announcement last night on the social media platform. he said musk's appointment was supposed to become official on saturday, but musk told them that morning he would not join the board. musk recently became the largest shareholder of the company after buying a 9.2% stake in twitter. musk has not officially responded, but after the announcement he tweeted an emoji with a hand over its mouth. it has since been deleted. jetblue says it's trimming its summer schedule to avoid disruptions as the airline concentrates on rehiring personnel. according to multiple reports,
jetblue already reduced its flight schedule by up to 10% in may. it's expected to do the same for the rest of the summer. the company says that despite hiring more than 3,000 new crew members this year, it still needs additional staff to keep up with travel demand. and "sonic the hedgehog 2" barrelled its way to the top of the weekend box office. >> i discovered the source of ultimate power. >> we need to get it back or the world is doomed. >> the sequel which brings back actors james marsden and jim carrey raked in an estimated $91 million this weekend. that's 22% more than the opening weekend numbers from the original "sonic" movie which was released in february, 2020, days before the next lockdown. anne-marie? >> diane king hall in new york. thank you so much. >> you got it. up next, inspiration on the green. tiger woods finishes the masters without a green jacket, but there's plenty to cheer as he looks ahead to his next tournament. nt.
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world put on the green jacket at augusta national yesterday. the 25-year-old shot ten under edging out veteran rory mcilroy by three shots. of course the other big news at the tournament was the return of tiger woods. he finished in 47th place making it his worst masters ever, but the five-time champ never stopped smiling. >> just to be able to play and -- not only just to play but i i i don't quit thendurance that i would like to have had. but you know, as of a few weeks ago, i didn't know if i was going to play in this event. woods told cbs sports he plans to play the british open in st. andrews in july. american figure skater alysa liu shocked the ice skating world over the weekend as she announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 16. liu posted, quote, i started skating when i was 5, so that's 11 years on the ice, and it's been an insane 11 years.
now that i'm done with my goals in skating, i'm going to be moving on with my life. liu was widely considered the future of competitive ice skating in the u.s. she is two-time national champion and finished seventh in the 2022 beijing winter olympics. and thousands of jayhawk fans flocked to a parade celebrating this year's ncaa men's basketball champs. the parade was held yesterday in lawrence, kansas. players and coaches from the university of kansas greeted the faithful. it was the jayhawks' first national championship since 2008, and there are plans for the team to visit the white house. coming up on "cbs mornings" now, valerie biden owens stops by the times square studio to tell us about her new book "growing up biden." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." "
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country music stars will be in nashville tonight for the cmt music awards. if you didn't know, all of the winners are picked by you, the fans. the show will feature one historic event. >> reporter: anticipation is building for tonight's sure to be unforgettable performance by the judds on the "cmt music awards. >> the cmt awards are going to be broadcast on cbs network for the first time ever. >> this is a big deal. >> yeah. a big honking deal. glitz, glimmer and glamor, flash and flair with more on this spare. >> reporter: the five-time grammy award winning mother/daughter duo naomi and wynonna will sing "long can build a bridge" from nashville's country music hall of fame ahead of their induction in may. naomi says they share a magical connection when they sing. >> see that watches my -- she
watches my eyebrows. if they go up, she knows the pitch. we kind of got it down. but you never know. and this performance is so -- i guess the word is radical, you'll see. >> reporter: a performance that is solely devoted to the fans. >> i love them so much. that's to me better than winning a grammy or anything. >> reporter: is there a chance the judds will ever go on tour again? >> wow. >> reporter: pretty please, say the fans. >> hmm. i would love nothing mor rte t one highlight in a night that promises many. you can expect high-energy performances from several of country music's biggest stars. including jason aldean and brian adams, thomas rhett and riley green and little big town, monica, and jimmie allen.
kane brown leads all nominees with four nods including video of the year. megan alexander, cbs news, nashville. well, you can watch the "cmt music awards" starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern on cbs and streaming, of course, on paramount plus. and coming up on "cbs mornings," the fight to save the life of melissa lucio who's set to be executed this month. why some lawmakers in texas are calling for a reprieve. and members of the indy-pop band lucius talk about their album "second nature." that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. een. have a great day. ♪