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traffic cones armadillos. that is it for kpix5 news at 3:00, "cbs evening news" is next and we are back at 5:00 with more local news and always streaming on cbs news bay area. s >> garrett: tonight, warship sunk. russia suffers a significant blow in its war in ukraine. the ukrainian military claims to have launch aid successful missile attack on russia's lead warship in its black sea fleet. what moscow says happened. this as the city of mariupol remains on the verge of falling to russian forces. bail denied: the suspected new york city subway gunman appears in federal court for allegedly shooting 10 people on a crowded train. tonight, the evidence and tips that led to his arrest. isis soldier convicted. a jury finds one of the so-called isis beatles guilty in the deadly kidnappings of four americans nearly a decade ago. tonight, the emotional reaion
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police shooting outrage: an unarmed black man killed in grand rapids, michigan, following a traffic stop. the video fueling demonstrations. elon musk's hostile twitter takeover. the tesla and spacex c.e.o. offers $43 billion to take the social media giant private. is it enough? "eye on america." could 3d printed homes be one answer to america's affordable housing crisis? and in the spirit of the easter season, teaching a ukrainian electrician to help those in the war zone. ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> garrett: good evening, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm major garrett in for norah. tonight, a significant and symbolic blow to russia's military might. ukraine says an antiship missile sanction the lead warship in russia's black sea fleet. the russian defense ministry says the ship sank while being
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towed to port because of an unexplained fire. it has not confirmed the ukrainian missile strike. either way, this marks a loss for russian president vladimir putin's military as it tries to refocus and regroup ahead of an expected offensive in eastern ukraine. meanwhile, european leaders are drafting a resolution that would ban al oil imports from russia. we have a lot to bring you tonight, and we will start with cbs' chris livesay from kyiv. chris, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, major. a senior u.s. defense official says the it flagship of russia's black sea fleet suffered an explosion when it was 60 miles off the coast of odessa. now, it can't confirm if ukraine struck it with its own missiles, but it was well within range. a shoo russia, its powerhouse on the black sea now sunk. the pride of the russian navy, the warship requested "moskva"" was part of the athlete
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terridessing the ukrainian coast. and with supersonic missile launchers, it was originally designed in the cold war to take out u.s. aircraft carriers. instead,s it was taken out by two ukrainian-made neptune missiles, ukraine says, which would mark the first time it's destroyed a major russian vessel at sea. moscow refutes the claim, insisting something sparked munitions on board to explode, but admitting its crew of nearly 500 sailors had to abandon ship. the pentagon says russia has pulled its remaining ships from the area. while just up the coast, mariupol on the brink of doom. many of the city's defenders have now been captured. russian tv footage purports to show them surrendering. but these diehard ukrainian forces, encircled by the enemy, say they will not give up. ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy says it's a cycle of death, but the blood is on russia's hands. >> they can kill us, and they
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will also die. i can't understand for word. >> reporter: in kharkiv, there's no rest, even for the dead. "how could it be," says valentyna. "i talked to him a minute beforehand, and a minute later look." we witnessed the aftermath of the russian attacks in valentyna with ukrainians are clearing the homes of mines, meant only to terrorize civilians. locals say russians have left mines virtually everywhere, booby trapping trunkses of cars, washing machines, even dead bodies. salt on the wounds of one more village that will never forget. "everything i had has been burned and blown up," says this survivor. "the russians are pigs." now, the hunt for those responsible begins. ukrainian investigators tell us they've already located the very towns where some of these
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russian soldiers are from, and they're determined to bring them to justice, even if it takes years, maybe decades. major. >> garrett: chris livesay from kyiv, thank you. back here at home, the subway shooting suspect made his first appearance in federal court. 62-year-old frank james did not enter a plea plee and is being held without bail on charges of conducting a violent attack against a mass transportation system. cbs' mola lenghi is outside the federal courthouse in brooklyn. >> reporter: wearing a blue mask and khaki-colored prison clothes, 62-year-old frank james answered "yes" when asked by u.s. magistrate judge whether he understood the charge against him. after the hearing, his public defender cautioned against a rush to judgment. >> what happened in the new york city subway system on tuesday was a tragedy. it is a blessing that it was not worse. >> reporter: according to an f.b.i. affidavit, james used a wisconsin driver's license to rent a u-haul in philadelphia,
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six days before the attack. a surveillance image shows him driving the van into new york city early on the morning of the shooting. two hours later, james is seen in a yellow hard hat and orange construction jacket entering a booklyn subway station, wheeling what appears to be the same black cart later recovered at the crime scene. then, inside a packed train, police say james donned a gas mask, unleashed two smoke grenades then fired 33 rounds with a glock 17 handgun at captive comeurts, striking 10 and injuring approximately 20 others. as terrified and bloodied passengers stumbled out of the smoke-filled subway car, james tossed his disguise and slipped on to another train. he rode one more stop, and then walked out on to the streets of new york city, leaving behind a rich pile of clues. police are now trying to determine his whereabouts during the 30-hour manhunt. this appears to show james the next day, walking in manhattan's east village, and sitting on a
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sidewalk bench, just hours before he called the police tip line and gave his location. >> they have their work cut out for them. it seems to me the only viable defense case here is a psychiatric defense. >> reporter: at today's hearing, the judge orders james receive psychiatric attention while he's held until his trial. if convicted, he could face up to life in prison, major. >> garrett: with minute-by-minute details, mola lenghi, thank you. tonight, justice for the families of dozens of western hostages, including americans, abducted, tortured, and in several cases, beheaded by isis. a federal judge in alexandria, virginia, today, convicted a former british citizen for his role in this wave of terror. cbs' catherine herridge has more. >> reporter: a small but audible sie of relief rippled through the virginia court as isis terrorist el shafee elsheikh was found guilty in the deaths of four american hostages in syria, part of a notorious
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isis terrorist cell, nicknamed "the beatles," because of their british accents. elsheikh is idofhe meo tortured american journalists james foley and steven sotloff, as well as aid workers peter kassig and mule. the three were beheaded nearly a decade ago. prosecutors said isis later killed mueller who was repeatedly sexually assaulted by the isis leader. >> this is a small piece of justice that will help us heal a little, but i don't think there will ever be closure. >> reporter: after his capture, elsheikh denied contact with american hostages. >> did you meet kayla mueller. >> huh? >> reporter: but later made incriminating statements that were used at trial. >> she was very scared. >> reporter: during moving testimony, mueller was described as stoic. in one of the few letters to her family, mueller signed off, "all
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my everything, kayla." while exposing the brutality of isis, the two-week trial also laid bare the courage of american hostages, how james foley stood up for and comforted other hostages, asking for more food and blankets, knowing he could be punished. diane foley was one of many parents in the courtroom. >> i think there's a relief, you know. this has been quite an ordeal, truly exhausting. >> reporter: earlier in the trial, kayla mueller's boyfriend was admonished by the judge for yelling in anger at the defendant. elsheikh is now facing life in prison. the death penalty, major, was taken off the table as part of the complex deal to get the case heard here in the u.s. >> garrett: catherine herridge, thank you. another deadly police shooting of an unarmed black man has led to protests and calls for accountability. 26-year-old patrick lyoya was killed after a traffic stop escalated in grand rapids, michigan, and cbs' adriana diaz is there. >> say his name!
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>> reporter: in grand rapids, there is frustration and anger over how a routine traffic stop... >> do you have a license? >> for what. >> reporter: ...escalated into a deadly police shooting, claiming the life of 26-year-old patrick lyoya. today, attorney ben crump, flanked by liyoya's parents, called for accountability. >> as his mother and father said, they believe their son wac confrontation.wednesdayvide the officer first approaching the car. >> no, no, no. stop. stop. put your hands... stop! >> reporter: lyola resists and runs. for two minutes, there's a struggle. the officer fires his taser twice but misses. the officer's body camera goes off. it's unclear why. but other videos show while on top of lyoya, the officer takes out his gun and fires one shot
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to the head. the lyoya family fled from the democratic republic of congo. >> the one who was supposed to protect patrick's life took patrick's life away. >> reporter: grand rapids police say they will not identify the officer unless he is named as a suspect. city leaders are calling for calm until the michigan state police finish their investigation. >> we'll see transparency. we will seek truth. justice requires that this matter be handled fairly and efficiently. >> reporter: the officer, who a seven-year police veteran, is on paid leave during the investigation. michigan officers can use deadly force if they fear death or bodily injury. major, the police chief here says they released all the videos to be transparent with the public. >> garrett: adriana diaz, we thank you. elon musk took the twitter-verse by storm today with an unsolicited bid to buy the social media platform.
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musk made billions with electric cars and reusable rockets and says he now wants to turn twitter to "the platformfor free speech." >> reporter: tonight, the richest man in the world is hunting for more, mounting a hostile takeover bid for twitter with a $43 billion cash offer. >> you made an offer to buy twitter. why? >> i don't know. ( laughter ). >> reporter: just 10 days ago, musk became the company's largest individual shareholder, announcing he bought a 9% stake, but he then declined to join the board, criticized management, and said it needs to be transformed as a private company. that would give musk unregulated control. >> if you're a privately run company without any s.e.c. oversight, you can do a lot of what you want. >> reporter: musk has argued the company needs to be a better platform for free speech around the world. >> it's just really important that people have the-- both the
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reality and the perception that they're able to speak freely within the bound of the law. >> reporter: twitter's board is considering musk's offer, but that could take time, and musk may not want to wait. >> it sounds like if he cannot get a deal consummated in some timely fashion, that he's going to pick up his marbles and go home. >> reporter: and it's unclear how much money he has available to him right now. much of his stake in his net worth is tied up and linked to tesla. he would have to sell off a significant part of that share in order to finance this deal. major. >> garrett: with important context. jonathan vigliotti, thank you. mortgage rates are on the rise again today, hitting 5% for the first time in more than a decade. rising rates and surging home prices are locking millions out of the american dream of owning their own home. in tonight's "eye on america," one company believes it has a possible solution: 3d-printed
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homes. cbs' nancy chen gives us an exclusive look. >> so this is home. >> reporter: yes, this is home. >> reporter: nancy stringfield has always wanted to own a home, but she never imagined this is how it would come together for her and her son. >> they tell you, 3d-printed house. your first thought is? >> what? literally. what is a 3d home? >> reporter: stringfield's house in williamsburg, virginia, is the first owner-occupied 3d-printed home from habitat for humanity. >> you can fill it. it's just good detail. >> reporter: the concrete walls of the three-bedroom house were constructed in less than 30 hours by iowa-based company alquist 3d. a machine like this could revolutionize affordable ousing.ionize affordable >> oh, yes. that is the goal. >> reporter: company founder and c.e.o. zach mannheimer says 3d printing cuts costs up to 15% by scaling back labor, materials, and time.
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prices for the homes start at $175,000. while there are concerns about displacing traditional construction jobs and some environmental impacts of this method, mannheimer knows this has potential. >> people cannot afford a home. that is the american dream-- or rather, was the american dream. to b 2 3d-printed homesthat. over the next thre years, primarily in southwest virginia, breaking ground in what is now an empty field. alquist's goal in creating what would be the world's largest 3d-printed community is also to potentially revitalize the town and others like it in rural america. there's negotiable in the u.s. where someone working full time at minimum wage can even afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment, let alone buy a brand new home. they're partnering with local and state governments to fix that. >> these towns were once i have
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vibrant, and these towns can wave their hands in the air and say our community is great and we want you to come here, but if you don't have a home, none of that matters. >> this is my room. >> reporter: for stringfield, laying the foundation of her home was the accomplishment of a lifetime. >> i cry sometimes. but i'm just so happy that i finally have a place to call my own. >> reporter: for "eye on chen, . >> garrett: still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." florida a governor signs new abortion restrictions into law. and pfizer will soo what age group is being targeted. ♪♪ we all need a rock we can rely on. to be strong. toe anng. ♪♪
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>> garrett: in this easter season of faith and renewal, one virginia woman is raising money for ukraine with a electrician passed down through generations. here's cbs' jan crawford. >> we're going to hold this up into the flame. >> reporter: it's a season of hope, but this easter, in this northern virginia workshop, there also is purpose. learning how to make the beautiful ukrainian pysanky eggs, students are helping raise money for ukraine.
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>> there is also symbolism just in the colors. >> reporter: workshop leader stephanie cheeseman shows how to draw intricate patterns on the egg with beeswax, before dipping them into dyes, a centuries old press shs teo or her heritage and her people. >> my grandfather grew up in ukraine, and there is family there that we are in touch with. it makes me really upset how difficult it is for them right now, and i'm trying to do my part. >> reporter: the workshops at this episcopal church in dunn loring, virginia, have raised over $5,000 so far. there are countless others, like the web-paced pysanky for peace, with the goal of creating 100,000 eggs. >> this is actually an easy egg to do. >> reporter: cheeseman learned craft from her mother, chris. legend has it that a monster, representing all evil in the world, is held by chains that will weaken if there are not pysanky. >> we need to make lots of eggs. >> reporter: hope, one egg at
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>> garrett: on tomorrow's "cbs evening news," steve hartman has the story of a carpet cleaner by day, but it's what he does at night that has the world talking "on the road" if you can't watch us live, don't forget to set your dvr so you can watch us later. that is tonight's edition of the "cbs evening news." for norah o'donnell, i'll major garrett in washington. good night.
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you may be seated. ladies, have a seat, please. >> judge judy: ms. danielson, how do you know ms. kolosky? >> um, my best girlfriend, her mother, and i have known each other for 43 years. >> judge judy: and what kind of work do you do for a living? >> i'm a stay-at-home mother. >> judge judy: how do you support yourself? >> my significant other, he pays all the bills. he has a good job, but he's always gone, so it's better for me to stay home. >> judge judy: what do you know about being a mechanic? >> um, i've always worked with cars. i'm more of a tomboy. and so, with my father and friends and family, i always try to work on cars, and it just became a love of mine. >> judge judy: okay. so, ms. danielson, you bought a used car, a 20-year-old car. you bought it off a lot. according to your complaint, you spent $2,200 on the car. >> correct. >> judge judy: you did that in may of this year, and shortly thereafter, the car overheated and was no longer drivable, according to you. so, according to your complaint, you gave the car to ms. kolosky when the car stopped running. she was supposed to fix the car, and you promised to pay her for parts and labor. on what date did you have the car towed to her house? >> belie


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