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has praised president biden for saying russia is committing genocide, but he is becoming increasingly frustrated that his country is not getting the weapons he wants from the west. >> artillery, 155 millimeters 152 millimeters. as many as possible. he spelled out the demands with a shopping list. >> arm ukraine now to preserve freedom. >> reporter: he warned without more weapons this will be a endless blood bath and a ukrainian military officer recently told us that the u.s. has given ukraine enough weapons to prevent it's own destruction rah.not enough to win the war. ilams i ukraine for us, thank you. well, ukraine's military did get a boost, in a phone call with president zelenskyy, president biden pledged support
for military weapons. and helicopters to the forces. we have a look at the shipment of u.s. military weapons bound for the battlefield. >> reporter: hundreds of javelin anti-tank missiles. pallet after pallet of the weapons that are destroying russian tanks. loaded aboard a cargo aircraft bound for the battlefield in ukraine. what are the hazards here? >> it's a high explosive, knees are javelin missiles. >> reporter: since the russian invasion began, the u.s. has committed $2.5 billion worth of weapons and other military equipment to ukraine. it arrives at dover in unmarked trucks, in ammunition dumps located all over the united states. these javelins came in on monday and were scheduled to fly out this afternoon. >> our goal is to get agile and to move the requirements quickly so the folks on the other end do
not have to wait for the material. >> reporter: ukraine may not be a member of nato but the ukrainian officers are working with nato to get weapons in the hands of their soldiers. >> they are in contact with the chief of defense and ministers of defense and are prioritizing their requirements based on usage rates and what they see on the ground. >> reporter: the ukrainians may be out fighting the russians but they still need more firepower to counter the build up of russian forces in the east and to somehow stop the merciless bombardment of cities. >> are you in it to win? >> yes, sir, we are in it. >> knit to win? >> in it to win, top priority. >> reporter: the plane we saw with javelins was delayed 14 hours by a mechanical problem, so the ukrainians will have to wait for the next shipment. al the crates are bound for ukraine. they include basic military
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tornado touched down in central texas, the storm is hitting north dakota with two feet of snow in the last 24 hours. it's all part of the system that is expected to bring storms and possible twisters throug the mississippi valley to the midwest. let's bring in mike from the weather channel, good evening, mike. >> good evening, it's the third straight day of severe weather, a view of mash ville tennessee shows the skies later tonight. it's numerous states that get hit by the storms. a look at the high resolution future radar. tons of storms and within the storms, tornadoes, hail in excess of two inches in diameter. extreme winds that could be over 70 miles an hour and the storms return tomorrow from tallahassee, florida, in to new england. places like d.c., baltimore, new york. right at rush hour when a lot of
people will be on the road ways. >> a good warning, thank you. let's turn to the covid pandemic, the rise in cases of the ba-2 sub variant has extended the mask mandate on planes, trains and buses for an additional 15 days. let's get more from erol barnett. >> reporter: the cdc making it official, saying the travel mask mandate is extended 15 days. pushing it through to may 3rd. the ceo explains why he is pushing for requirement to end. >> i feel strongly that the mask mandate should be lifted. that individuals and our employees make their own decisions. >> reporter: but passengers speaking to cbs news have a different view. >> i feel safer flying and being in tight quarters with a lot of people with a mask. >> considering the numbers are going up, i think it's a very smart idea.
>> reporter: a recent poll found 60% of americans support a travel mask extension. and the spread this month of the ba-2 sub variant of omicron is why the cdc said the order is needed. determining the next move, based on up coming data of hospitalizations and deaths. >> people are just so angry and frustrated that unfortunately we have been the victim of assaults both on and off the aircraft. >> reporter: this is the president of southwest's flight attendant union which opposes mask extensions citing the unruly passenger incidents mostly over masks. >> there's a correlation with mask mandates and passenger incident on board. it's something that we would like to see lifted. >> reporter: there's an industry push for the testing requirement to be dropped for in coming, international air travelers as well. despite that ongoing pressure
those tests and these masks norah are still part of our travel reality for now. >> all right, thank you so much erol barnett. there's a lot mover news ahead on the "cbs overnight news." explosive wildfires, homes are torched as thousands of people are scrambling for safety, a new batch of songs and albums being preserved by the library of congress. ♪ ♪ street lights, ♪ are you one of the millions of americans who experience occasional bloating, gas, or abdominal discomfort? taking align can help. align contains a quality probiotic to naturally help soothe digestive upsets 24/7. try align, the pros in digestive health. charmin ultra soft has so much cushiony softness, it's hard for your family to remember that they can use less. sweet pillows of softness! this is soft!
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one of the women's national league's biggest stars will have a lot to live up, and she is off to a good start. she scored the first goal as the member of the women's national t team. in her first team, she led the team to a championship and won rookie of the year and oh, yeah, she is just 19 years old. here is cbs's jan crawford. >> reporter: she is the youngest player drafted in to the national women's soccer league. >> i love being on the field and competing. >> reporter: a teenager with a record breaking million dollar contract. after the generation before her fought to level the playing field. >> what does it mean to you to be the highest paid player ever in women's soccer? >> it's an honor, and obviously i just played a play, and this
is a bonus. >> she knows all about being in the spotlight. her dad the hall of famer dennis rodman. >> sometimes it can look like it's hard to outshine him or be as big as he was. it's building my own story and trying to over come his. >> reporter: comparing her play to a different chicago bulls hall of famer. >> she is just electric. she comes alive every time she gets the ball. so, i think it's similar to michael jordan's early years. >> you literally compared her to michael jordan. the greatest athlete in his sport. >> yeah. >> reporter: now, with a new season starting rodman is ready with lessons she learned her first year. >> being able to like pressure. i notice i kind of enjoy it and i always have because you can prove people wrong and you can set the bar even higher than people expect. >> rodman! >> reporter: hitting her goals. and making her own name. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. >> and that is the overnight
news for this thursday, for some of you the news continues and others, check back later for cbs mornings and follow us any time at cbs.com. reporting from the nation's capitol, i'm norah o'donnell. this is cbs news flash. 24 migrants from latin america have arrived in washington, d.c. after they were bussed there by texas governor greg abbott. the republican governor is protesting a decision by the biden administration to end the policy that immediately expelled migrants during the pandemic. aid groups call it a publicity stunt. more than 150 homes and other structures have been destroyed by a fast moving wild fire in new mexico, winds fan the flames forcing people to evacuate and allyson felix will retire, she is the most decorated track and
field athlete in olympic history. for more news, download the cbs app on your cell phone or connected tv. cbs news, new york. ♪ ♪ this is the "cbs overnight news". good evening and thank you for joining us on this wednesday night, we have breaking news as we come on the air about how police found and arrested the suspect in tuesday's shooting at a brooklyn subway. we are learning tonight that the alleged begunman reportedly called the cops on himself and told them to come and get him from a mcdonald's in manhattan. now locked up there's a sigh of relief in the big apple after a nearly 30 hour man hunt. we have video of him being transferred to federal custody. he is accused of shooting ten
people including five students that were headed to school. luckily no one was killed. authorities tonight say there's no indication that james had ties to any terror organizations and while the motive remains unclear there's a trail of profanity laced rants on social media videos that were allegedly posted by james. cbs has the details and mola is joining us from the scene. good evening, mola. >> reporter: evening, norah, the manhunt has culminated with james' arrest. as it turns out he may have wanted to be arrested. as law enforcement sources say, he called police to pick him up. 62-year-old frank james was arrest method afternoon on a street corner in manhattan's east village. >> we were able to shrink his world quickly. there was nowhere left for him
to run. >> reporter: a man called police after seeing a man that looked like james. >> i was in the store and i was looking at the security cameras inside and i see the guy, he walking from the street and i see him from the cameras. so, i thought, oh, this guy. let me call the police and i call them and we catch him. >> reporter: james had been wanted since yesterday morning's subway shooting that left more than 20 people injured including ten from gunshots. surveillance video released by police show the gunman entering a subway station, wheeling the cart that was later recovered at the scene. they said james is the man who put on a gas mask, detonated two smoke bombs and fired 33 shots in to a packed subway car. after the attack, police say james slip odd to another train car, rode one stop and escaped. sparking a multi-state man haunt. police did recover important evidence at the scene. including a 9 millimeter gun, three extended magazines, a
hatchet, gasoline and four smoke grenades. they found bank cards and a key to the u-haul. they believe he spent one night sleeping in the back. >> first and foremost we were looking to get the guy off the street before he did any, any more carnage to the city. >> reporter: his arrest record spans 15 years and several states and includes nine misdemeanor arrests in new york for possession of burglary tools and a criminal sex act. he purchased the gun used in the attack by a pawn shop in ohio in 2011, but the serial number has been scratched out. they describe him as a lone wolf that posted hours of racist violent rants on youtube, including those against the may or, during the investigation, authorities say they searched a
storage unit in philadelphia that is registered to james, finding among other things, a silencer he faces several charges, including terrorism against a mass transit system and if convicted he could face up to life in prison. >> thank you. let's turn to the question of safety and how do you protect a subway system with roughly three million riders a day? the shooting and investigation reveal ed several shortfalls in what was supposed to be a sophisticated system. >> reporter: increased security across the country in transit today. after there was found blind spots in the security system. the cameras were operating but the video feed that the police and transit authority was not. the metropolitan ceo transportationer authority ceo said there was connectivity
issues. there were warning signs. cbs news review of state inspections finds new york state officials told america's largest transit agency that the cameras were vulnerable to malfunction. finding in 2019 that they took months ts to make camera repair and maintenance was not scheduled more than half the time. does it surprise you to hear that this camera in this spot may not have been working right? >> it does not surprise me to hear that the cameras were not working right. >> reporter: the retired fbi agent said the 10s of thousands of cameras require regular manpower and maintenance. >> it is very common that you know, cameras are not either working properly or even if they are working properly, they are not pointed in imexactly the rit direction. >> reporter: cbs news learned that a significant increase in funding was being given to secure cameras in rail systems.
>> nothing is softer than a rail system. the entrance is wide open, once you are in the system, there's nobody there but you. so, if somebody is looking for a way in to a vulnerable system they have certainly found it in our transit systems. >> reporter: tonight, in a statement to cbs news, the new york state comptroller said much needed time was lost because of yesterday's failure and they have work to do to ensure that riders feel safe. norah? >> scott mcfarland, thank you. let's turn to the weather, it was another day of severe storms across the great plains. at least 23 people were injured after several tornadoes touched down in central texas. while the spring blizzard is hitting bismark, north dakota with two feet of snow in the last 24 hours. it's all part of the same system that is expected to bring more storms and possible twisters from the mississippi valley through the midwest. so, for the forecast, let's bring in mike bettis from our
partners at the weather channel, hey, good evening, mike. >> it's indeed the third straight day of severe weather, tornadoes possible. a view of tennessee shows the skies later tonight. it will not be just middle tennessee, numerous states, a look at the high resolution, future radar, tons of systems, within the storms, tornadoes, extreme winds, over 70 miles an hour and the storms are back tomorrow from tallahassee, florida up through new england, places like d.c., baltimore, philadelphia, new york. the storms come right at rush hour when people will be on the roadways. >> thank you, a good warning there. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." i'm scott mcfarland in washington, thank you for staying with us. the labor department said producer prices raised in years, that is raising doubt that the surge in inflation is going to end any time soon. it's the highest it has been in 40 years. up 8.5% compared to a year ago. much of it is due to the spike in oil and gas, and president biden is laying the blame on the war in ukraine. ed o'keefe has the story. >> reporter: ronald reagan was the last term that inflation
spiked this quickly, in blaming putin, president biden is taking him language that takes him further than ever before. prices are up and americans are feeling the pain. last month, inflation jumped 8.5% from 12 months earlier, with energy costs soaring 32%. the high costs spread to your kitchen too. coffee and eggs up 11%. milk and fruit, also climbing and bringing home the bacon now costs 18% more. owner of a barbecue is feeling it. >> it seems like everything is going up and down, but now it's just creeping up. >> reporter: higher costs for everything that he buys and sells are cutting in to profits and he wores if the prices have to go much higher, customers won't come back. >> every time we raise prices they will look at the menu board and look down and say, well, you went up. and i am like, we have to, we
don't have a choice. >> reporter: traveling in iowa, president biden announced a cheaper mix of gasoline. known at e-15 will be available through the summer months. saving drivers $.10 a gallon if their vehicle can use it and while inflation has been rising for the past year, president biden continued to blame russian president vladimir putin and described his actions in ukraine for the first time as genocide. >> your family budget, your ability to fill up the tank, none of it should hinge on whether a dictator declares war and commits genocide a half a world away. >> reporter: he later collar iden -- he later clarified but did not back down. >> we will let the lawyers decide if it qualifies, but it seems that way. >> reporter: president biden said it's clear that president putin is trying to wipe out the idea of buying ukrainian. the president called his comments true words, and thanked
for his support. >> that was ed o'keefe at the white house. the presidents of foreign nato countries traveled by train to kyiv to meet with ukrainian leader zelenskyy, and all pledged political support and military assistance to the nation. in bucha they are exhuming body bags in part of a war crimes investigation and putin is continuing to lie about what is happening in ukraine to his people. >> the dust may be settling in and around kyiv, but ukraine's president is warning it's entering a new stage of terror, with atrocities on civilians following every russian boot print. more and more civilian areas in flames. this time a culinary arts school in surrounding apartments. innocent people suffering so
frequently, survivors say it's hardly an accident. the russian world has arrived to protect us? he said in sarcastic disbelief. many thanks to putin. nothing more to say. human suffering the russian president continues to deny. speaking of ukraine publically for the first time in more than a week, he called his war noble while shrugging off peace talks he said have reached a dead end and despite mounting evidence to the contrariy, putin claimed that the atrocities like those committed in bucha, the after math witnessed by cbs news were faked and he announced a new stage of the war. shifting his attention to the donbas region. these new satellite images show russia setting the stage for head to head battles feared to be like nothing seen since world
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♪ ♪ as stocks continue their roller coaster ride and inflation eats in to household budgets a growing number of people are turning to crypto currencies. even if they don't understand what it is. david poe tries to sort it out. >> reporter: if you have not heard of crypto, you have not been watching tv lately. crypto currencies for the most part in the green today. crypto, crypto. i don't think so. if you are not sure what it is. or what you are supposed to do with it. in the next seven minutes, you will learn everything there's to know about crypto. if it's possible to learn in seven minutes. it's as easy as one, two, three. four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. number one, bitcoin was only the first crypto. crypto is short for crypto currency, bitcoin was the original one and it's still by
far the most popular. there's 10,000 different crypto currencies. anyone can start one up. they are purely digital currencies. if you go to google images and type in bitcoin, you get thousands and thousands of pictures of physical metal coins. don't be fooled the only place you can see it is on the phone or computer screen, the only cash register is the internet. and number three, crypto is not easy to spend. this is another reason why bitcoin is not a regular currency. for now, you will have a hard time spending it. >> it will be $9.79. >> do you take bitcoin? >> unfortunately we don't. >> do you take bitcoin? >> no. >> do you take bitcoin? >> no, no. >> one of the few stores that accept it directly is the pj bernstein deli, directly. do you take bitcoin? >> we do, sir. >> you do?
here's what it's like to pay for lunch with crypto. so i'm going to send $25, do you have the code thing? it's going to send me a verification code, which is 2808216 and submit. >> pleasure doing business with you. >> before banks and governments are not part of the chain. so, crypto needs trustworthy way to track all the transactions. so that is what the block chain is. it's a thamper proof data base. >> it's a new type of ledger, where different parties who don't know each other and don't trust each other, can trust that the shared ledger is the golden copy of all the data. >> katelyn long is the head of the bank for digital currencies. >> can i see it? >> all you need is a digital
connection. sure enough, you can look at the transactions happening in real time anonymous. if you cannot shop with crypto currencies, what good is it? right now, it's mostly an investment, that got a speculative one that got a spike in the pandemic. number five, crypto is primarily for investors. >> i think it's like probably the biggest bubble of our lifetime. i cannot see why it's not -- it could be worthless at some point, it's possible. >> ryan payne is the president of payne capital management. a capital management firm. you think it's going to zero? >> there's no intrinsic value. we use oil and gold, whereas with bitcoin, there's no use in society for it, again in my mind, equals could be worth nothing. >> but traditional currency is not based on anything physical either. a dollar bill has value because we believe it does. >> the goods we use as money is
a piece of linen with a president of a dead president in green i think, for years nothing has been backing it substantially since the u.s. and the rest of the world moved away from the gold standard. just is an intermediary, that is all it is. >> number six, you buy and sell it at exchange websites. this is what it looks like to buy $50 of crypto at coinbase.com. e-mail address, verification, and now they want the phone number, and code they sent and take a picture of my driver's license. bank, pin, number and password, $50. buy now and i have successfully purchased .001 of a bitcoin. i'm rich, i tell you, rich! number seven, most are volatile investments. i did all that, i bought bitcoin
and within six months, my money had more than doubled. and then as of this week, it has crashed almost all the way back down to where it started. number eight, it's going to get easier. >> it's very confusing, we are in the very, very, very early stages. i liken this to the 1994 of the internet. and it will have a look and feel very much like your online banking. >> crypto has other problems to over come before it's ready for the mainstream. there are all kinds of scams. the transactions are slow. if you lose your crypto password, you can lose your entire investment and crypto transactions can by pass the sanctions on russia. and there's a terrible environmental cost. creating new bitcoins and confirming transactions require massive banks of computers burning vast amounts of power. by some estimates, every time
you make a bitcoin transaction the network spews half a ton of carbon dioxide, i'm trying figure out how you look at the same facts as crypto fanatics and draw such different conclusions? >> we love a great story. bitcoin is a great story. decentalized banking is a great story. it's human nature do wling what does over and over again. we know how these things end. >> it's not a perfect system by any stretch. but it will make things better, faster, cheaper and more security and devolve power away from the big banks and governments to the individual. >> number nine, crypto is polarizing. you cannot believe how many haters and how many fanatics there are, in the early stage of crypto, everyone agree on one thing. >> i certainly would not ever
encourage anyone to put more money in to this than you can afford to lose. >> my philosophy is, just put money in to it y when you humble yourself under the mighty hand of god, in due time he will exalt you. hi, i'm joel osteen. i'm excited about being with you every week. i hope you'll tune in. you'll be inspired, you'll be encouraged. i'm looking forward to seeing you right here. you are fully loaded and completely equipped for the race that's been designed for you.
. since the pandemic began two years ago, child care centers have had a difficult time finding and keeping qualified teachers. one school in atlanta found help in a surprising place. >> reporter: at the fraser center, everyone is learning, not just the kids. seven new teachers, all afghan war refuges. >> this opening up a new door for us. >> reporter: it's a four-month pilot program. ♪ ♪ the afghans, paid interns, become certified as child care instructors and will qualify for full-time jobs. as they teach, they are also taught.
english classes three days a week. >> sometime i'm speak my language with the kids. some kids say, you were french? i am not french. i'm from afghanistan. >> reporter: she is a 33-year-old refuge from kabul. >> children is no different. every children is the same. >> reporter: you have your little badges there. which one do you use the most? >> listen to me. listen ears. >> reporter: a universal maternal language. >> in the beginning we were not sure what to expect and at the end of it, we are hoping to hire them all as part of our program. >> reporter: a life changing moment for the entire school. mark straussman, cbs news. atlanta. and that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues and others check back later for cbs mornings and follow us online any tight at
cbs news.com. reporting from the nation's capitol, i'm scott mcfarland. ♪ ♪ this is cbs news flash, i'm bradley blackburn in new york. 24 migrants from latin america have arrived in washington, d.c. after being bussed there by texas governor greg abbott. aid groups call it a publicity more than 150 homes and structures have been destroyed by a fast moving fire in new mexico co, winds fanned the flames forcing thousands of people to evacuate. and u.s. olympian allyson felix said she will retire after one final season on the track. felix is the most decorated track and field athlete in
olympic history. download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected it's thursday, april 14th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." captured. police are hoping for answers ooth the brooklyn subway massive manhunt. mask up. the mixed reaction after the government extends the mask mandate on planes and public transit. traffic jam. commercial trucks are backed up at the border, unable to get into the u.s. the controversial policy keeping them at a standstill. good morning. i'm diane king hall in for anne-marie green. the man accused of setting off smoke grenades and opening fire in a new york city subway car is schedule to be in federal court in brooklyn today.