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♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> diaz: tonight, battlefield struggles. ukraine says russia's latest ve is t succeeding as concern rises about the country's radioactive risk. >> reporter: i'm chris livesay in ukraine, where the president warns the threat of a nuclear disaster remains high. >> diaz: also tonight, a tornado tears through kansas, the damage widespread, the strong storms now threatening millions from arkansas to wisconsin. plus, wall street woes. markets plunge on economic fears. today, warren buffett compares financial advisers to gamblers. >> reporter: i'm michael george on wall street. stocks take a dive, ramping up fear over the economy.
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how it could affect your 401(k). >> diaz: covid cases rise again in every corner of the country, this as washington, d.c., gathers for its biggest bash. on capitol hill, time crunch for the january 6 probe. and later, remembering naomi judd. ♪ love can build a bridge ♪ >> diaz: the matriarch of the grammy-winning duo gone at age 76. >> this is the "cbs weekend news" from chicago with adriana diaz. >> diaz: good evening. tonight, russia and ukraine are feeling the strain of their brutal two-month-old war. once again, the kremlin's latest advance is being slowed by fierce resistance. and for ukrainians, this is what victory looks like. this is kharkiv. today, it is back in ukrainian control after being pounded by russian strikes, the war and its losses proving unimaginably costly for all.
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cbs' chris livesay is in kyiv tonight with the latest. >> reporter: good evening, adriana. a glimmer of hope from the mariupol steel mill. ukrainian media is reporting that 20 civilians have been evacuated to safety, but many more remain trapped inside. meanwhile, ukraine's president has warned that the country's nuclear facilities remain at high risk. it was 36 years ago this week, an explosion at chernobyl blew the 1,000-ton lid right off reactor number four, killing 31 people. decades later, at a memorial honoring the dead, these are the survivors, now not of one catastrophe, but of two. "the war is even more traumatic than chernobyl," says mayor yuri fomichov. as russian forces slaughter civilians en masse and show either a recklessness or a readiness to risk a disaster like chernobyl happening again, they've targeted nuclear
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facilities with tanks and repeatedly launched low-altitude missiles directly over nuclear reactors. that is one of the most terrifying things i've ever seen in my life. petro kotkin oversees alm of ukraine's nuclear facilities. he says the kremlin knows it's playing with fire, but the soldiers on the ground don't. take chernobyl, which russian forces captured for a month. so they were digging in radioactive material? radioactive material? >> they wer >> they were digging in radioactive soil. >> reporter: so have the soldiers now been poisoned? >> yes, they are poisoned. >> reporter: does that make you smile? ( laughs ) >> it makes everybody smile, you know. >> reporter: but security in ukraine and the world are no laughing matter, he says, as moscow recently unveiled a new nuclear-capable intercontinental missile. so the same kind of person who could occupy and take hostage nuclear facilities might be the same kind of person who could use nuclear weapons. >> right. exactly.
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>> reporter: but russia's threat of nuclear war is itself a weapon of war, meant to scare countries like the u.s. into inaction, says marko suprun, an expert on kremlin propaganda. >> letting russia decide whether or not you're going to arm ukraine because they have nuclear weapons, that's already a win of russian disinformation, because you've convinced them of your greatness. >> reporter: it's a bluff, he says, from an army too weak to win on the battlefield. but it's a bluff putin's betting no one has the courage to call. >> diaz: chris joins us now from kyiv. chris, what more can you tell us about the reports of the evacuation from the mariupol steel plant? >> reporter: well, local media says those who were rescued were all injured women and children. now, many more injured soldiers remain trapped inside, some suffering from gangrene and amputations without enough bandages to go around. adriana.
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>> diaz: chris livesay and our cbs crew, thank you. tonight, millions of americans are in the path of strong storms. this was kansas on friday after a tornado ripped through the town of andover, about 15 miles outside wichita.wi hundreds of buildings were damaged. ( tornado siren ) >> this is-- this is right across the street. like, literally. this is a tornado right across the street from us, literally. >> diaz: in one place, cars were swept into a local y.m.c.a. despite the destruction, no one was killed. the weather threat now has moved east, stretching from little rock to milwaukee. hail storms and more tornadoes are possible through the night. be careful out there. covid infections are rising again in every corner of the country. cases are up 52% over the last two weeks. hospitalizations have also
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increased by 14%. cbs' lilia luciano is in los angeles tonight with more on the state of the virus. good evening, lilia. >> reporter: good evening to you, adriana. well, along with the jump in cases and hospitalizations that you mentioned, there's also growing concern about yet another variant of the virus. for many people in the u.s., the pandemic is in the past, but several states are seeing rising infections for the first time since january's omicron surge. >> we watched it in europe, we've seen it happen in the northeast, and we knew it was a matter of time before our cases started to tick up. >> reporter: about 43% of the population is living in high or substantial covid risk areas, and new infections have doubled in the last two weeks in at least six states. but health officials are concerned there's an undercount because of less testing. in shanghai, china, there's mounting frustration with the country's zero-covid lockdowns, with fears beijing could be next.
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and in canada, hundreds of bikers showed up in the capital, ottawa, protesting vaccine mandates, the ride coming three months after truckers paralyzed the city. in hollywood, an agreement to extend tv and film covid safety protocols until studios and unions reach a new deal. they were set to expire today. here in california, qefd hospitalizations are up slightly. health experts say it is vaccines and boosters preventing more people from becoming patients. adriana. >> diaz: lilia luciano, thank you. tonight president biden resumes a washington tradition after a two-year pandemic pause. he is speaking at the white house correspondents' association dinner. debra alfarone is at the white house with more. >> reporter: 2,500 people are expected to attend. the organizers, they are taking
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covid precautions, and so is president biden. but a smaller event here about four weeks ago ended up with dozens of people testing positive for covid. ( applause ) in order to grab a coveted seat for this who's who of washington, guests have to show proof of covid vaccination and a negative same-day test. organizers say the requirements are more stringent than any other event in d.c. this week, vice president kamala harris tested positive. so did white house communications director kate bedingfield. white house chief medical adviser, dr. anthony fauci, who is 81, said earlier this week he won't attend, citing risk. president biden is two years younger, and press secretary jen psaki says he's weighed his risk. >> he's not attending the dinner portion. he's coming for the program. so-- and he will likely wear a mask when he's not speaking. he'll be there for about an hour, or 90 minutes, i guess, depending how long trevor noah speaks and others speak in the program. >> reporter: a report from "axios" says the people who work
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at the hilton where the dinner is going to be held, they do not have to adhere to the same covid protocols as the guests. however, the hilton says they will be masked. adriana. >> diaz: thanks so much, debora. since january 6, 2021, almost 800 people from all 50 states have been arrested in relation to the insurrection at the u.s. capitol, but time may be running short for lawmakers for lawmakers investigating what why. cbs' scott macfarlane reports. >> reporter: the committee investigating the january 6 attack at the u.s. capitol says it's fighting for truth and for justice. but they're also fighting the clock. they're planning public hearings this summer, and they need to wrap their work before-- potentially well before-- the midterm elections. the committee is publicly expressing optimism. how many new depositions can you take? are you feeling that deadline? >> we do feel a sense of urgency. we had hoped to be done with our interviews and depositions by now. but we have had the happy
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problem that witnesses have led to other witnesses, which have led to still other witnesses. >> reporter: but in a court filing this week, the committee acknowledged it's suffering from a time crunch, urging a judge to speed up consideration of a civil challenge to a subpoena by former trump white house chief of staff mark meadows, writing, "time is of the essence," and "prompt resolution of this case is required for the select committee to have enough time to investigate fully the matters addressed by the subpoenas and to propose and for congress to pass any legislation it may deem appropriate in response." cbs news has learned the committee has completed at least 935 interviews and collected more than 100,000 pages of documents. but some key figures remain elusive, with time running short, including meadows, rudy giuliani, and potentially former president trump himself. and this week, the committee again said they want to speak to house republican leader kevin mccarthy. >> i would just hope, as one of the leaders of his party, that he would see that it's his moral and legal obligation to do this. >> reporter: the committee has revealed it will have a series
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of public hearings beginning in june to show what it's found in its investigation. but first, the more pressing order-- it has to finish its investigation. adriana. >> diaz: scott macfarlane, thank you. the u.s. economy has hit a speed bump. april was the worst month for investors since march 2020's pandemic panic. cbs' michael george is on wall street outside the new york stock exchange with more. michael. >> reporter: adriana, good evening. today, berkshire hathaway c.e.o., warren buffett, blasted wall street bankers for turning the market into a "casino" with rampant speculation. his remarks come at the end of a tough month for investors and new fears over the economy. stocks plummeted on friday, the dow sinking nearly 3% and the nasdaq off 4%. amazon suffered its worst trading day in nearly 16 years. and apple says global supply chain issues will cost them billions.
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consumers are also feeling the pocketbook pinch, 401(k)s losing thousands in value, this as inflation drives up prices for food, rent, and gas, forcing many to cut back. >> not eating out as much. cutting back on coffee. >> reporter: next week, the federal reserve is expected to raise interest rates, hoping to cool inflation. higher rates for credit cards, mortgages, and car loans will follow. former federal reserve board member james wilcox believes the rate hikes are a necessary step. >> the economy, on average, does better when we have a much lower, more predictable, almost negligible inflation rate. >> reporter: but it's not all bad news. demand for workers is high nationwide. unemployment is down, and wages are up. are consumers willing to spend money right now? >> yes, they are willing to spend, and in part because the job market is strong.
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>> reporter: and today, buffet also warned americans against treating the stock market like gambling, saying wall street makes money one way or another. adriana. >> diaz: all right, michael george, thank you. we learned today of the death of country music great naomi judd. daughters winona and ashley said they lost their money to "the disease of mental illness. they were to be ininducted into the country music hall of fame of fame tomorrow night. naomi judd died in nashville. she was 76 years old. straight ahead on the "cbs weekend news," helping refugee children find their way in a new country. and later, we roll back in time with c cars that define living large.
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>> diaz: today in ukraine, a surprise visitor. actress angelina jolie spent time with refugees in the city of lviv. the special envoy for the u.n. refugee agency was there on a personal visit. the u.n. says five million ukrainians are now refugees abroad. in tonight's "weekend journal," we met with young refugees in chicago to understand the challenges of fleeing war and landing in a new country. the great american outdoors is helping these kids acclimate to america. >> u.s. feels like home because now everyone is equal people. there's no more wars, no more gunshots. >> reporter: rama al-refaai and her brother, mohammad, are from syria. resh mar is burmese. amina mohamad is from djibouti,
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and payma rajai is from afghanistan. >> what i do remember is the sound of gunshots, sound of pain. >> in burma, there's military coup, so we can't go back to burma. >> reporter: here in the u.s., unfamiliar language and culture keep many refugees inside their homes. >> i was a little bit depressed because i literally couldn't do nything except stay at home. do but as i talked more in school, i started explaining my feelings. >> diaz: because what happens when you keep your feelings bottled up? >> you won't make friends if you don't open your emotions. >> i want us to think about a couple of things that you want to try to find. >> diaz: they're realizing they're not alone through "reach," a program created in 2016 by shawna wills, after a young refugee was lost t gang violence. >> they're expected to learn a new language, adapt to a new culture, understand a new school system. they feel like they need to fit
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in, and so they're easy targets for gang members. >> diaz: when they come to this country for a better life. >> yeah. you're going to make me cry because it really-- we've lost e lost a lot of kids. lot of kids. >> diaz: the program builds their sense of self and confidence by using nature as therapy. >> are you ready for this? >> yeah, i'm ready. >> diaz: one look at their faces and you see the impact. >> when we first came here, i had no confidence in talking to anyone. but now i feel more confident in school and talking to people. >> i have a sense of community. i don't feel like the odd one out anymore. >> the united states is made of millions of different stars, and i think one of the stars is my culture. it is me. it is where i belong. >> diaz: such incredible young people. still ahead on the "cbs weekend news," a massive manhunt in alabama for an escaped convict and the sheriff's deputy who
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the new york mets have posted the season's first no-hitter and in a game about statistics, get this-- it took five pitchers to do it, with reliever edwin diaz finishing off the philadelphia phillies, 3-0. mets pitchers threw 159 pitches in all. to san diego airport now, where runway traffic suddenly came to a halt this week. >> you're not going to believe this, but we are unable because of a pelican is sitting here on the taxiway, and he's not moving. >> diaz: an airport operations vehicle put an end to the hold-up with a gentle move in the bird's direction. next up on the "cbs weekend news," remembering a time of cheap gas and big, luxurious cars. , luxurious
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. >> diaz: we end tonight on >> diaz: we end tonight on the road, a road back in time-- that is, when a gallon of gas was priced in pennies, and cars were as big as boats. our barry petersen is in the driver's seat. >> reporter: a 1966 cadillac el dorado. as i discovered, it gets about five miles a gallon in the city, and about 12 on the highway. >> they were meant to be driven. i mean, they're-- you know, at 75 and 80 miles an hour. >> reporter: yeah, i can see at 80 miles an hour this car would cruise beautifully from gas station to gas station. ( laughs ) but to owner barry lablanc, it's a cherished beauty. what's the fun of driving a car like this? >> feeling like you're stepping
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back in time, the amount of glamour that was poured into these machines. >> reporter: stepping back in time to when high fashion sold car fashion. >> particularly amongst the luxury brands, they wanted to connect their cars to the finest in luxury goods. >> reporter: tom dolle and jeff stork collected the ads and stories from the 1940s to the 1960s for their new book "glamour road." and the ads had a subtle sales message: fashion changes year to year. maybe your car should, too. >> fashion has the color palette of the season, which changes. and automobiles have the color pallet of the season. "oh, yes, your car is last year's color is tired. look at this wonderful new wood rose with a matching interior." it was fashion merchandising. it was just applied to objects made of steel. >> reporter: and it worked? >> it worked. it worked beautifully. >> reporter: but as owners in palm springs showed us, glamour
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never goes out of style. brian ray cruises in his buick riviera gran sport. >> you feel like you're the king of palm springs. >> reporter: michael mcgee has a 1966 mustang. >> it makes me happy to see people happy when i'm driving down the road. >> reporter: mike frankovich's cadillac makes him feel like breaking into song. >> i used to have sideburns, and i would drive the car, and everyone would scream, "hey, look, it's elvis." >> reporter: even now, sweet love runs deep for all that chrome and class. barry petersen, cbs news, palm springs, california. >> diaz: that is the "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. first thing tomorrow, "sunday morning with jane pauley," followed by "face the nation" with moderator margaret brennan. i'm adriana diaz in chicago. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix news. a car plunges over a cliff, and tonight the sister of one of the victims killed is speaking out. a san jose police officer dies of a fentanyl overdose. what the approximate police department is saying tonight. and later a bizarre north bay robbery caught on camera, a suspect's foot dangling out of a wall. good evening to you, i'm juliette goodrich.
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brian hackney has the night off. this evening authorities in san mateo county are trying to determine how and why a car plunged off of a 30-foot cliff and into the ocean. two people are dead and a third possibly missing. it happened on pescadaro creek road. >> reporter: here at the scene we had the chance to talk to family of the one of the victims who died at this beach. they tell us they're still trying to determine what happened here on friday night. first responders surrounded the spot where a truck was located on the shore at night. video shows where it landed next to a cliff near pescadaro beach. >> i mean, we were expecting him home, and we just, i don't know, we're puzzled. >> reporter: elizabeth says her brother is the man who died at the


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