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fighter vitaly from the burning vehicle. their actions saved his life and he now worries for theirs. >> i don't want something happen to them. >> reporter: yeah. >> i want them to be alive. >> reporter: you love them. >> it is more than love. i cannot have my life without my saviors. >> reporter: and now those young americans are fighting in the east, where russia has ramped up its assault. already thousands of civilians have died in this war. and today we learned from the associated press that civilian casualties in the theater bombing in mariupol are in fact double the number initially reported, sitting at 600. major. >> garrett: deborah patta, thank you. now to the result of a closely watched primary race in ohio. j.d. vance, author of the bestseller, "hillbilly elegy," won the republican senate primary after securing president trump's endorsement. for more we're joined by cbs's robert costa. bob, what is the significance.
>> reporter: j.d. vance's victory, major, is a prism into the republican party right now, about six months before this year's mid term election it is still very much a part in trump's image even though some party leadership might want to move on from trump and trumpism, especially after the capitol attack. but trump's playbook in primaries is working. nationalism on trade, the economy, foreign policy, and vance also echoed trump's false claim that the 2020 election was rigged. >> garrett: more tests ahead for the former president, true? >> reporter: indeed, just in two weeks in pennsylvania dr. mehmet oz, a television personality who has trump's endorsement, faces stiff competition in pennsylvania's senate republican primary. and in georgia, trump's brand will be tested too, former senator david purdue trump's endorsed candidate now lagging behind the incumbent brian kemp. >> garrett: and we learned donald trump, jr. testified recently before the january 6th committee, what do we know? >> reporter: cbs news has confirmed that donald trump, jr.
did testify virtually on tuesday. the testimony lasted, major, about three hours. he did not plead the fifth amendment. why is this significant? because donald trump, jr. was inside the oval office, the west wing on january 6th, 2021, that morning that as trump made calls in that final moment the pressure campaign against vice president pence. >> garrett: not the only inside voice in the trump white house talking to the committee, bob costa, thanks so much. the "the cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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knock the wind out of chappelle. security quickly subdued the man off to the side while chappelle gathered himself and carried on. >> y'all want to rock? >> reporter: police say lee had a replica gun with a knife tucked inside. appearing bruised and with a shoulder injury, he was taken to the hospital and later charged with felony assault with a adly. >> we got to make sure we are protecting. >> reporter: comedian jamie foxx and chris rock were there. rock delivered a punch line more than a month in the making. >> was that will smith? >> reporter: police have not offered a motive for last night's attack. >> i do not know or understand at this point that this was a targeted event. >> reporter: last night was the latest high profile attack on a comedian. curtis shaw-flagg recently tightened security at the laugh factory in chicago after an audience member attempted to rush the stage. is it that people can't take
jokes any more? >> more and more people are taking it very personally and really responding and in a way that i never imagined. >> reporter: chappelle has recently generated intense criticism over several jokes about transgender people, but has not formally apologized. lilia luciano, cbs news, los angeles. >> garrett: now to a problem facing far too many americans, drug addiction. without treatment it can have deadly consequences. u.s. health officials say on average nearly 300 people die every day from a drug overdose. in tonight's "eye on america," cbs's nikole killion takes a t that is hitting all the right notes. >> reporter: abbey aposporous has found the right key. to her music and to life. >> it's a form of meditation for me. >> reporter: a life nearly lost illicit drugs. >> i could be passed out for six hours and not know what
happened. >> reporter: the 28 year old's addiction started with pain killers. >> i was introduced to opiates at like a very, very young age, from all the injuries. >> reporter: how young? >> honestly, likely like eight years old. >> reporter: eight? >> yeah, like just from being hurt and stuff like that. >> reporter: she was a division 3 collegiate soccer player. when she suffered an unrelated traumatic brain injury that put her on a destructive path to heroin, crack and fentanyl. she went into rehab three times and at one point dropping to 80 pounds. was that a wake-up moment for you? >> yeah, oh for sure, i was like what is the point of living, only essentially. it was like sink or swim and for a long time i was sinking. >> reporter: until recovery unplugged struck a cord. the virginia treatment center uses music therapy to get people sober through song. >> we're using music as the way to get to people that it hits them in their heart. >> reporter: david engwall is
the director, he says 80% of people who come through his doors complete the program which features weekly concerts. no experience required to play. >> one fine day. . >> you can watch the stress and all that just sort of leave their body in that moment, and they have this sort of cathartic experience. >> reporter: for aposporous, who has been clean for over a year, the take away is much more. this place taught you how to live. >> yeah, yeah. and other treatment centers, that i went to, they didn't necessarily do that. >> reporter: she plans to return to the facility as a part time counselor. >> i know what it feels like to be just so broken and people are more inclined to listen to somebody who has gone through the same thing. >> reporter: to be instrumental in their recovery. for "eye on america," nikole killion, cbs news, annandale, virginia.
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white guiding casey white into a police car on friday from video, a short time later they were seen driving through an intersection not far from where the police car was abandoned. the fugitives, who are not related, may be driving a 2007 orange or copper ford edge. in boston, at least three people were hurt, one seriously when a building undergoing renovations partially collapsed. several victims were trapped under the rubble, the building is an old power plant, rescue workers had to wear hazmat suits because of fears over asbestos in the air. tonight, more than 4 million people who use turbotax to file their income taxes are getting a refund. intuit, that is the parent company, has agreed to pay $141 million to customers across the country who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax filing services. customers are expected to receive about $30 for each year they paid for services that should have been free, this going back to 2016. up next, a new jersey foster mom who proves love is the answer, no matter how difficult the
>> garrett: a mother's love is something every child needs, and we met one mom whose supply of love seems utterly limitless. cbs's mark strassmann has her story in our new series, "the modern mom." >> reporter: thalia thornton has a photo album of her foster children, its every wall of her five-bedroom house. >> i had over 700. >> reporter: 700 kids. >> love is the greatest thing in the world. you give a child love, and you can see the improvement in their life. >> reporter: angela is a retired state nurse. for 50 years she says new jersey sent thornton its most fragile foster kids, abused, medically needed, unwanted. time of the day or night, if they needed an emergency placement, and believe me, that happened not infrequently. >> i never said no.
i could never say no to a child that was in need. you need to just pour all the love, let it flow like a river. let it flow. >> reporter: thornton, now 85, stopped taking kids in 2017. many now have families of their own and keep in touch with the woman they always called granny. how many people typically call on a mother's day? >> i would say more than 25. >> reporter: wow. >> and i didn't forget granny, i could never, never forget you. >> reporter: how could they. how could anyone. mark strassmann, cbs news, ocean port, new jersey. that's the overnight news for this thursday. follow us online, any time, at
cbs news.com. reporting from the nation's cap capitol, i'm major garrett. ♪ ♪ this is cbs news flash. after a new york times report has been released saying that the u.s. has provided intel to ukraine that is helping them kill russian generals the national security council pushes back, it said that the u.s. provides battlefield intelligence to help the ukrainians defend their country. amber heard takes the stand for the first time, she claims he physically abused her after what was a quote, magical relationship. depp testified earlier that he never hit her. "we belong" was a hit, and now, she and dolly parton and lionel ritchie belongs to the hall of
ahead of the announcement and touted low unemployment and falling deficits. we have a lot of news to get to, and cbs' nancy chen will start us off from new york, nancy. good evening. >> reporter: major, good evening to you. today's decision means it will soon cost you more to borrow money on everything, from credit cards to loans for homes and cars. an aggressive move by the fed as consumers battle the highest inflation in 40 years and it may be just the beginning. >> inflation is much too high. and we understand the hardship it is causing. and we're moving expeditiously to bring it back down. >> reporter: the fed is trying to keep skyrocketing inflation by discouraging spending, following historically low rates. >> at the end of the year, you may have a drain on your credit card or home equity line is 2 percent higher than where he started the year. >> reporter: if you carry a credit card balance of $10,000 your minimum monthly payment will go up by $4, plus $9 on a new auto loan of $39,000, and mortgages too, with an average of $550 more a month than a year
ago, on a medium price house of $437,000. since the start of the year mortgage rates jumped from about 3 to over 5 percent. how do you see this rate hike impacting home buyers. >> these higher mortgage rates definitely damp affordability in a noticeable way, pricing more home buyers out, the jump in mortgage rates since the beginning of the year has the same impact on affordability as a 20% price increase. >> reporter: the interest rates increase comes at the same time as a decrease in housing supply. >> this bathroom is perfect. >> reporter: it was a harsh real estate reality for dustin pollock and mihai mawrsan, as they search for a home in tulsa. they recently moved from san diego to oklahoma. >> i didn't think the housing market would be so crazy out here too. i thought it would let's buy a house in the midwest and it hasn't been the case. >> reporter: for them, that means upping their budget and lowering their expectations. did you like the house. >> yes. >> our matching concept of i
like it he doesn't, so we'll see how that works out. >> we have to meet in the middle. >> reporter: and the fed expects to raise interest rates several more time this year which means the price for new loans will also keep going up, major. >> garrett: nancy chen, thank you so much. now to the fallout following the unprecedented leak of a draft supreme court opinion overturning the 1973 landmark "roe versus wade" decision that legalizes abortion, demonstrations for and against were held across the country as some democratic governors hurried to shore up abortion rights. here's cbs's ed o'keefe. >> reporter: at the supreme court and across the country today, americans took to the streets to protest the potential end of roe versus wade. asked about the leaked draft opinion, president biden took a
swipe at former president donald trump and his g.o.p. coalition who helped him stall the court's conservative majority. >> what are the next things that are going to be attacked. because this maga crowd is really the most extreme political organization that has existed in american history. in recent american history. >> reporter: democrats now see the possible end of abortion rights as another way to call out differences with republicans ahead of the mid term election. >> how dare they. how dare they tell a woman what she can do and cannot do with her own body! >> reporter: on capitol hill there is a push among democrats like massachusetts senator elizabeth warren to write federal abortion rights into law. >> the united states congress can act and protect a person's right to an abortion. and in fact, that is exactly what we're going to vote on next week. >> reporter: but you don't have the votes for it. >> by making people vote on this issue that matters to so many people, we've got a chance now, maybe to change the makeup of who is in the united states
senate. >> reporter: at the state level, democratic governors like connecticut's ned lamont are preparing to sign a bill protecting and expanding abortion access. but 26 states are certain or likely to ban at least some access if roe is defeated. mississippi, whose ban on abortion after 15 weeks sparked the case that lead to the draft opinion, is one of those states, republican governor tate reeves says since roe is ending the focus should be on helping women. >> making sure we support every single one of these individuals that has a pregnancy that maybe unwanted, but convince them that that child is wanted, and that that child is loved. >> reporter: to bypass some of those state abortion bans some companies are offering to pay travel expenses for workers seeking abortion services, one of those companies is yelp. a top official there telling us they think it is vitally important for companies to safeguard their employees. major. >> garrett: with important
interviews tonight, ed o'keefe at the white house, thank you. tonight comedy clubs across the country are on alert after comedian dave chappelle was attacked on stage last night in los angeles. chappelle was not injured but the incident could have turned tragic. police said the man who rushed the stage was carrying a knife. cbs's lilia luciano has the details. >> reporter: dave chappelle never saw it coming. a man police have identified as 23 year old isaiah lee darted on stage and delivered a powerful body tackle that appeared to knock the wind out of chappelle. security quickly subdued the man off to the side while chappelle gathered himself and carried on. >> y'all want to rock? >> reporter: police say lee had a replica gun with a knife tucked inside. appearing bruised and with a shoulder injury, he was taken to the hospital and later charged with felony assault with a
deadly weapon. >> we got to make sure we are protecting. >> reporter: comedian jamie foxx and chris rock were there. rock delivered a punch line more than a month in the making. >> was that will smith? >> reporter: police have not offered a motive for last night's attack. >> i do not know or understand at this point that this was a targeted event. >> reporter: last night was the latest high profile attack on a comedian. curtis shaw-flagg recently tightened security at the laugh factory in chicago after an audience member attempted to rush the stage. is it that people can't take jokes any more? >> more and more people are taking it very personally and really responding and in a way that i never imagined. >> reporter: chappelle has recently generated intense criticism over several jokes about transgender people, but has not formally apologized. lilia luciano, cbs news, los angeles.
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♪ ♪ this is the cbs overnight news. thanks for staying with us, there's concerns this morning that russia's war in ukraine is about to spread. moscow's ally, belarus has begun large-scale military drills. the war zone, another convoy of buses carried civilians out of the city of mariupol, artillery is continuing to hit ukrainian trips. mariupol, once a city of 400,000
has been largely reduced to smoking rubble after weeks of siege and shelling. scenes of the devastation are not shown in russia, where putin's disinformation campaign is in full swing. holly williams reports. >> reporter: this is the russian media's version of atrocities committed by russian forces in ukraine. they have labeled videos of slaughtered civilians, fake. and even claimed the massacre in the town of bucha was perpetrated by ukrainian forces. it's not surprising, russia brought in new laws last month making it a criminal offense to report anything that contradicts the government's version of events about the invasion and while some russians have risked arrest to protest against the war, putin's approval rating went up to 83% after the invasion, according to one poll. this russian man said ukraine
should be wiped off the face of the earth. and poland could be next. we will take this land for ourselves, said this woman. it used to be that way before. russia's outlandish claims that the videos were somehow staged, or carried out by ukrainians were quickly debunked, including are satellite images. >> if you are repeating the propaganda of president putin, you are on the wrong side of history. >> it has been repeated, planting did seeds of doubt outside of russia. >> this is an expert on russian foreign policy. who told us it's classic russian dis information. >> so they are trying to enable anti-establishment voices in the far left and far right, and an alternative version of events. they have been stoking the conspiracies among the groups for years and they are trying to erode more indirectly public
trust in government, democracy and the media. >> reporter: they have been warning about russian lies since before the invasion. including claims that ukraine is committing genocide. >> this is straight out of the russian playbook and they are not fooling us. >> reporter: even the justification for the war is disinformation. this month, he doubled down that he is trying to rid ukraine of nazis, despite the fact that zelenskyy is jewish and said that the atrocities are fake. the most powerful weapon against russian lies may come from ukraine itself. it's shown a light on the horror's of russia's attack. it's given journalists wide ranging access to the conflict zone. >> this is more than a
collection of terrible deaths. >> reporter: president zelenskyy showed videos while demanding justice at the united nations and has demanded for weapons from the west. >> he is a master communicator and master persuader and even in the dark moment of crisis like this, bringing humor, and bringing relatablity and kindness, just kind of rallying international opinion effectively. so, the russians are losing the information war in part because of zelenskyy's prowess. >> along side the brutal invasion of ukraine, there's a war being fought against disinformation, pitching a young
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♪ ♪ with the worst of the pandemic behind us, millions americans are back at work and back on the roads. traffic has spiked in many cities. the worst, new york, chicago, los angeles, houston, and right here in washington, d.c. it's got a lot of people wishing they could float above pitit all. several companies are working on it with flying taxis. and souerson cooper took a spin. >> if it looks like an over sized drone i'm taking off in, that's pretty much what it is. >> breaking ground right there.
>> it's a single seat powered by 18 propellers and each with its own battery, no jet fuel required. >> you are in control. >> reporter: on board computers adjust for altitude and wind. >> you can feel the wind up here. >> reporter: all i had to do was use a joy stick to control the movement and speed, it took 30 minutes of preflight training to get the hang of it. >> use that to rotate 90 degrees. wonderful. >> hexa is still in the testing phase, so i had to stay close to chief pilot jason mccowan and his ground crew, they say it's fe flown up to 90 feet in the air. >> whenever you are ready, come back to home. >> reporter: the batteries last up to 15 minutes. i was going to try to land over the camera. >> absolutely. >> reporter: to land, i maneuvered hexa in to position, and pressed a button and the computers did the rest. >> right there, you are on the
ground. and the copter is spinning down. >> reporter: that is cool. >> piece of cake, right? >> reporter: that was awesome, so much fun. i so jus wake wh it.>> repr: matt isflyft aircraft. he envisions a time when commuters can skip traffic. >> you can fly ten minutes instead of spending an hour on the road during rush hour congestion. >> reporter: is it something that an individual owns and flies to the house? >> we don't see ownership as practical, we see putting fleets of aircraft at locations where we provide maintenance, we provide training. and people can come in and basically pay per flight. >> but that's still a long way off. federal, state and local regulators, flott to mention the nation's air space are not ready for hundreds of thousands of
commuters. so, to give people a taste of the future now, they designed hexa as an ultra light vehicle. it means it does not have to go through the federal aviation's administration's certification process, but can't fly over populated areas. he plans to start offering rides to paying customers for $250 by the end of the year. >> the initial market you see is essentially joyrides for people. yeah, i think there's a huge market for people to just experience the thrill and joy of flight. >> around the world, all kinds of of evs are being developed, and a lot of air taxis. some with a pilot, some without. the air force is investing, so is air bus and american airlines. and dozens of companies are already working with the faa. >> it's not the flying cars that
science fiction movies anticipated. >> no, it's -- when you think about it, i look back at the arc of my career, i have been a pilot for 42 years, i'm amazed by the amount of innovation that has taken place. >> reporter: he was named acting administrator last month. how difficult a certification process is there? there's a lot of moving parts to it? >> we have to certify the aircraft itself and then how it's operated, is it piloted and where it will operate? and how do we put it in the air space. once it has met the safety threshold and only until it's met that safety threshold will we be prepared to certify. >> reporter: some companies are well on their way. we flew in a gas guzzling helicopter with one of those
ahead in the air space race. he took us to a remote facility where he is testing his aircraft. as we landed, it felt like the old guard meeting the new. >> obviously, it's a combination of a helicopter and a plane. >> he has been working on the joe-b for more than a decade, it has six propellers and four batteries and will operate pass an air taxi, carrying a pilot and four passengers. he said that it can fly 150 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of around 200 miles an hour. why this design? >> vertical takeoff is important so we can take you to where you want to go. right? we don't need a huge runway and then with the wing, it gives you the efficiency to fly far and fly fast. >> clear to fly -- >> it's still being tested and it was piloted remotely by a nearby ground crew. when they fired up the motor, h
need time to warm up. it took off in 20 seconds. that's it? that's quiet. >> we wanted this to sound like more of the wind in the trees than the whop, whop of a helicopter. noise issues are a critical issue since they are meant to land and take off where people live. >> i go around and check the sound level. because we needed to make sure that the aircraft would be quiet enough. >> reporter: he studied engineering and created a company that made flying wind turbines. but the joby was a dream. >> there was conskeptics, even great friends of miep that did
not think you could make it with batteries. >> he hired him away from tesla, where he developed the battery, and joby, made a way top make the batteries lighter and still powerful enough to get the vehicle off the ground. >> you have to play to the strengths of battery powers and electric motors. we can have six motors throughout the aircraft and in that way, operate in a more efficient manner. >> the weight of everything is the most important thing? >> absolutely. >> how do you make a plane as light as possible? >> you have to engineer every piece of it. >> the outside of the joby is made with layers of light weight carbon fiber. the batteries and electronics and motors are constructed under john wagner's watch and his team, shakes and bakes and spins them to ensure they will meet the faa's rigorous safety standards. >> you can see the full report on cbs.com, the overnight news
sunday is mother's day, and this morning we are paying tribute to moms, especially those who brought children in to the world during the pandemic. how are you? >> when twins mitchell and maxim were born at 3 and 4 pounds the world was in the throws of a new pandemic. >> these kids really came in the world against all odds, i feel. >> it was april 2020, jenn went in to labor early. sick with covid. dan, andre could not be there. he had covid too. they could not see the boys in person for three weeks. relying on facetime at the hospital in troy, michigan. >> i will never get the time back, that is hard for me as a mom because those first few
weeks and days are so important with your child. >> these are the twins two years later and now, they have company. baby sister liv was just born. no covid, no complications. >> i bonded with her so much already. and i didn't get that with the boys. >> has this experience helped to heal the wounds? >> yeah, definitely. definitely. andre was able to be there. i was not isolated and alone when she was born. they placed her right on my chest. >> do you have a little sister now? >> yeah. >> what is her name? >> baby. >> jenn's first mother's day was in the nicu, the next one, in a home full of laughter. >> they are healthy and strong and we have a happy ending. >> cbs news. and that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues, for others check back
later for cbs mornings and follow us online any time at cbs news.com. reporting from the nation's capitol. ♪ ♪ this is ash, i'm matt piper in new york. after a new york times report is released saying the u.s. has provided intel to ukraine, that's helping them kill russian generals the national security council pushes back. it says that the u.s. provides battlefield intelligence to help the ukrainians defend their country. and amber heard takes the stand for the first time in ex-husban against she claims he physically abused her a quota magical relationship. depp testified earlier that he never hit her. and we belong was a huge pat benitar hit, and now, she is
part of the hall of fame inductee l it's thursday, may 5th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, new fencing is put up at the supreme court following abortion rights run miiles brd an amusement park in kharkiv as troops storm a facility where civilians and ukrainian fighters are holed up. attack investigation. new details about the armed suspect who tackled dave chappelle during a live show. good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. security is being tightened at the u.s. supreme court building in
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