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the settlement, but lawyers estimate once it's finalized, it could surpass $1 billion. we're live in downtown miami tonight, ashley dyer, cbs news, miami. norah? >> ashley, thank you so much. tonight thank you new details on that fugitive couple from alabama who spent 11 days on the run before authorities caught up to them this week in indiana. we're learning more about their jailhouse romance and vicky white's chilling last words. here is cbs' janet shamlian. >> reporter: this is video of casey white, in shackles and handcuffs, leaving his arr arraignment in alabama where he faced new charges. >> casey, was it worth it? >> reporter: tonight we're hearing some of the last words of the woman who helped him, former corrections officer vicky white, recorded during a 911 call during the chase that led to their capture. vicky white telling casey white they should make a run for it. >> air bags are going off. let's get out and run. [ bleep ] hotel.
>> reporter: soon after the chase ended, authorities say vicky white turned the gun on herself. >> okay, i'm going to go for the gun. >> reporter: this is body cam video of a deputy taking the gun from her hand and then pulling her from the car. >> someone pull me. >> ready? >> reporter: she died a short time later at an evansville, indiana hospital. the coroner's office confirming she shot herself. the duo was on the run for 11 day, armed with a cache of weapons and plenty of cash. authorities are calling the escape well planned from a relationship dating back two years, and that casey white had taken legal steps to get transferred back from a state prison to the jail where vicky white worked. they'd been in evansville about a week, evading authorities by buying and ditching multiple vehicles. police believe vicky and casey white were head out of town when the chase started a nationwide manhunt. janet shamlian, cbs news, houston.
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which quickly said she was, quote, assassinated in cold blood by israeli forces. this body cam footage shows the israelis carrying out the raid she was covering in the west bank town of jenin, as part of a search for palestinian gunmen when shooting erupted. the israelis initially said abu akleh said she had been killed by the palestinians who were, quote, firing indiscriminately, but have since said they cannot determine how she was killed and promise a full investigation. israel and the palestinian territories had been on edge in recent months. a string of violence across israel has left at least 18 israelis killed by palestinians in five separate attacks, while nearly 30 palestinians have been killed in a series of confrontations with israeli forces. shireen abu akleh was a household name across the arab world, seen here in a report from the west bank from just a few days ago. she was celebrated not only for her courage, but also for her
compassion. now i knew shireen. she was a trailblazer who started her career at a time when there were few arab women reporters in the field, and truly inspired a generation of other arab women to follow in her extraordinary footsteps. norah? >> she will be missed. imtiaz tyab, thank you. now to the war in ukraine, where neither side is moving toward a decisive military victory. instead, it's looking more like a stalemate that could last months or each years. tonight we're learning that a russian soldier in ukrainian custody will be the first to face a war crimes trial for reportedly shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man. >> reporter: it's a game of cat and mouse. danger never far away. village by village, ukrainian soldiers are pushing russian troops away from kharkiv and back towards the russian border.
in their wake, a trail of death and destruction. and a bittersweet victory for those coming home. the fighting has not let up in the south and the east. even in mariupol, the russians do not have full control, thwarted by a ukrainian regiment who remain barricaded in that steel plant, injured, close to starving, the soldiers released these haunting images. many have amputated limbs, doctors forced to operate without proper supplies. for loved ones on the outside, the wait is unbearable. lilia's husband andre messages her every week to say he is alive. she is more and more desperate. >> i will take a gun and go to mariupol by myself. >> reporter: you'll take a gun and go to mariupol? >> yeah. i will do everything to save
him. >> reporter: stoic and resolved, she believes the world is not doing enough. >> they are heroes, not only for me, for ukrainians. and we want our heroes to come back home. we want them alive. >> reporter: a plea echoed by kateryna prokopenko, the wife of the brigade commander, begging the pope to intervene. >> please don't let them die. >> reporter: ukraine is trying to negotiate the swap of the badly injured soldiers for russian prisoners of war, but time is running out. those fighters have been living underground for over two months now next to the bodies of their fallen friends. norah? >> debora patta, thank you. there is a lot more news ahead on the "cbs overnight news." a plane skids off the runway at a major airport. staggering new numbers in america's fentanyl crisis.
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since the start of the pandemic, the number of hate crimes targeting asian americans has skyrocketed nationwide. in tonight's unifying america, cbs' nancy chen spoke with a group of california teenagers who turned their personal experiences into action. >> the chandler school. >> reporter: these berkeley, california eighth graders are creating their own lessons on life. >> education is the key to fighting racism and stereotypes and biases. >> reporter: it's what 14-year-old mina fedor says she and her classmates have experienced firsthand. >> i was just walking down the street with my mom, and this like random lady on the street like coughed in her face. >> reporter: as attacks on asian americans spiked, she took
action. >> i was saddened by our elders being attacked. >> reporter: organized a youth rally last spring. >> i was sort expecting 50 people. but it ended up being over 1,200 people. >> reporter: that inspired her to start aapi youth rising which helped her develop a plan encouraging schools to teach asian american history. >> it's very crucial towards changing people's minds, undoing stereotypes. >> reporter: what do you hope that other young asian americans can learn from you? > i guess they have power too. >> reporter: one of those most moved, their eighth grade math teacher. >> really, i'm in awe and just amazed at what they are able to do, inspiring us older people to actually do something and not just sit back. >> some people may be surprised to hear what a group of middle schoolers has accomplished. >> don't think about your age. just go for it. >> reporter: overcoming adversity with a lesson of hope. nancy chen, cbs news. >> and that is the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news
continues. for others, check back later for "cbs mornings." you can follow us online any time at cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm norah o'donnell. this is cbs news flash. i'm matt pieper in new york. north korea is acknowledging its first covid-19 infection. state media there has called it a severe national emergency incident. the report says people in pyongyang contracted the omicron variant without providing details on case numbers. former president trump must pay a $110,000 fine and meet other conditions in order to purge a contempt of court order. it's over his failure to comply with a subpoena into his business practices by new york state's attorney general. and it was good samaritans who helped put a car in park when a driver suffered a medical episode last week in florida. now the boynton beach police department wants to find all of those who helped to say thanks. for more news, download the cbs
news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm matt pieper, cbs news, new york. ♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> tonight american families are coping with rising prices on everything, from groceries, gas, and rent. consumer prices jumped by 8.3% compared to the same time last year. and while inflation eased slightly in april, it remains near a four decade high. and while wage growth has risen at the fastest pace in 20 years, it hasn't kept pace with inflation. food and gas prices lead the way with the national average for regular gas hitting a new record toot at $4.40 a gallon. president biden travelled to the midwest and vowed to help american farmers deal with the global spike in food prices, taking new steps he says will help boost food production and
lower costs. on wall street, stocks finished in the red with all three indexes falling on the day. nasdaq led the way, down more than 370 points, or more than 3%. we've got a lot of news to get to tonight, and cbs' carter evans is going to start us off from los angeles. good evening, carter. >> good evening, norah. it was the cost of gasoline that actually brought inflation down last month. remember when prices eased at the pump a couple of weeks ago? now we're right back to record highs, and economists say it's global events that are now driving inflation. at a family farm in illinois, the president blamed the war in ukraine for tightening grain supplies, driving up global food prices. >> putin's war has -- has cut off critical sources of food. >> reporter: in the grocery store, prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs are up more than 14% from a year ago. citrus fruit almost 19%, even though the overall inflation rate slowed slightly. >> it's easy to say that this is the peak, but that's a little
like saying the peak of winter is in january, there is still a lot of snow that needs shoveling in february and march. > reporter: greg mcbride, chief financial analyst at bankrate.com says the more than 5% increase in shelter and housing costs in april is probably underestimated. >> the reality is any tenant that has renewed a lease in recent months, they've likely seen a much bigger than 5% increase in rent. >> it's one of the best air friers in the market. >> reporter: bobby djavaheri can help explain the nearly 8% jump in prices for household appliances. his air friers and pressure cookers are made in china. >> january 1 we raised prices. >> reporter: how much? close to 10%. >> reporter: he says continued lockdowns in china are slowing production and shipping costs are still sky-high. >> when it should usually cost $2,000 to $3,000 for a container to come to the long beach port, it's now costing 12, 14, $15,000. >> reporter: and the war in ukraine is also driving up oil prices. >> you need oil to make plastic and you need plastic to make air
friers. the cost of air friers have gone up 5% because of volatility in oil prices. retail prices are going to keep going higher. >> reporter: but at some point people won't be able to afford that. >> yeah, i agree. >> a lot of this is rooted on the supply side rather than the demand side. the federal reserve raising interest rates the slow the economy, that will address the demand side, but it won't fix the supply chain. it won't broker peace in eastern europe, and it won't open the ports in china. >> reporter: and until we see some movement on those fronts, the rising prices will likely continue. many economists now believe we'll be dealing with high inflation into next year. norah? carter evans, thanks so much. well, here in washington, senate democrats failed in a bid to make the landmark roe v. wade decision federal law, but succeeded in putting members on the record when it comes to abortion rights. the move comes as the supreme court could be on the verge of overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. here is cbs' nikole killion. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: even with vice
president kamala harris presiding, senate democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the women's health protection act to enshrine abortion rights into federal law. >> the senate failed to stand in defense of a woman's right to make decisions about her own body. >> reporter: democrats argue the measure would codify roe v. wade by preserving access to abortion services while republicans declared it too extreme. >> when i said this was a five-alarm fire, i meant it. >> i'm being called a radical extremist because i believe she's valuable. >> reporter: west virginia senator joe manchin was the only democrat to side with republicans against the legislation. >> we should not be dividing this country further. >> my body, my decision. >> reporter: house democrats walked over to the senate chamber for the vote. >> abortion is a human right. >> reporter: protests have intensified around the country, following the supreme court's leaked draft opinion, including outside of the high court at
some justices' homes. >> we are not your incubators. >> reporter: personal threats have also increased among some lawmakers, like maine's susan collins, who called police after protesters left messages outside of her home. >> i have received threatening phone calls, letters, threats of sexual assault, threats against my family members. >> reporter: organizers are gearing up for another round of demonstrations this weekend in major cities, including along the national mall in washington. >> our hope is that through these mobilizations and through our organizing efforts, our elected officials will know that no politicians can hold this over us. >> reporter: several states are also readying so-called trigger laws that would restrict access to abortion if roe is overturned. the governor of illinois telling cbs news his state is bracing for an influx of women seeking abortions should they take effect in neighboring states. >> we're trying to provide logistics help, place to stay, anything we can do to help them
exercise their reproductive rights. >> reporter: tonight the attorney general has directed the u.s. marshals to ensure the justices' safety and he is being briefed on security around the supreme court. cbs news has also learned that state and local law enforcement agencies remain on high alert. the justices are scheduled to meet tomorrow. norah? >> it's going to be busy. nikole killion outside the court, thank you. well, breaking tonight, nearly a year after a high-rise condominium collapsed in surfside, florida. killing 98 people, victims and families have reached asurprising settlement with insurers and others for nearly one billion. we get new details from ashley dyer of our cbs miami station wfor. >> reporter: the proposed $997 million class action settlement over wrongful death claims comes just before the one-year anniversary of the condo collapse. 98 people were killed, many as
they slept in the early morning hours last june 24th. the action includes insurance companies and developers of champlain towers south in surfside and victims and the relatives of individuals. harley tropin is the lead attorney representing the victims. >> we believe that that amount was a very, very fair, generous number to get to the victims. >> reporter: horrifying images of smoky ruins and stunned victims were captured moments after the collapse and the search in the days that followed. investigators and officials found the building to be structurally unsafe. the engineers who had inspected and begun work to fix structural flaws are among the companies that agreed to settle. >> is it justice? no. justice would be that building is still standing and those people are still going to soccer games. >> reporter: the amount each victim or their survivors will receive is still to be determined. now the judge has yet to approve the settlement, but lawyers estimate once it's finalized, it could surpass $1 billion.
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♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> i'm scott macfarlane in washington. thank you for staying with us. the russian invasion of ukraine continues to unite the nations of europe. with war on their doorstep, both sweden and finland hosted british prime minister boris johnson yesterday, and each signed mutual defense pacts with great britain. both countries are also expected to apply for membership to nato in the coming weeks. meanwhile, the bloodshed and devastation continue in ukraine. charlie d'agata is there. >> reporter: when nadia and her husband found out where the air strike came down in the eastern town of bakmut, they rushed to
this neighborhood as fast as they could, and soon discovered the bodies of their relatives. "they were kind, very good people," she said. the ukrainian military has little defense against russia's overwhelming firepower, where the fight has become a bloody battle of trench warfare. drone footage alleges to show a russian tank destroyed near kharkiv. ukrainian soldiers who drove out russians northeast of the city found rows of shot-up cars, scattered clothes, a baby seat, a stroller, apparent evidence of civilians killed even as they tried to flee. and yet the russian offensive in donbas has been relentless, flattening small towns in the march towards the strategic cities of kramatorsk and slovyansk, where we found heavily fortified cities protected by endless bunker, concrete blocks and anti-tank defenses ringing the outskirts.
and it doesn't stop there. this fighting position is right in the center of the city. if russian ground forces were to advance, it would face a whole network of these dug-in trenches. and they are everywhere. soldiers say the russian invaders would face guerrilla warfare at every turn. vladimir kudnenko has been battling russian separatists since 2014. have you treated any russian soldiers? >> of course "we provide them with a full range of medical storm," he said. "we provide them in exchange for our prisoners of war, but our prisoners of war are returned in terrible condition. and as the battle draws near, soldiers here say they know the most difficult days are ahead. charlie d'agata, slobukraine.
zillow says the price of a typical home is up 40% since march 2019. part of that is due to a lack of inventory, down nearly 54% over the same period. mark strassmann paid a visit to nashville to take the temperature of the housing market there. >> reporter: this is nashville's little pantry that could. food and hope for people living in the city's shadows. about 300 working poor and fixed income folks now discovering it's become the little pantry that can't. closing for good. what does this empty room say about the change in nashville? >> it says that nashville has failed its citizens. >> reporter: after 12 years, founder stacey downey shuttered the pantry yesterday. >> it's hard to live in this city anymore. it really is. and this was not a fix, but it made life easier for a lot of people. >> reporter: in nashville's white hot real estate market -- >> this is cool too.
>> reporter: realtor shane talon says new listings under $700,000 generate feeding frenzies. >> if that house hits the market, there is likely 50 shows in the first 24 hours and 10 to 15, if not 25 offers on it. >> reporter: despite rising interest rates, nashville's real estate boom has no end in sight. typical home values in metro nashville jumped more than 30% in one year. the typical monthly home payment shot up 50%. >> if you're going to come here, get here now because it's not getting any cheaper. >> reporter: downey's lease wasn't renewed, in an area where developers and investors keep snapping up properties. what is it like to have to close the doors for good? >> that's pretty hard to answer. i'm trying to be grateful for the last 12 years instead of being devastated right now. >> reporter: devastated is the word that comes to mind? >> if there were a bigger word, i would use it.
>> reporter: downey, determined, looked citywide for another spot. she found nothing affordable. >> is this good for you? >> yeah. >> reporter: jen strange feels devastated too. this pantry kept her fed on a teacher's salary. >> i'm being forced out of my community. i'm almost being forced out of my role as a teacher. i can't afford to live here. >> reporter: you can't miss nashville's prosperity. it's practically on parade. >> we get rezoning notices in the mail nearly every day. so the entire landscape of the city has changed dramatically. >> reporter: this is the side that's harder to see. needy people losing out. mark strassmann, cbs news, nashville. >> most perspective home buyers start their search online, scrolling through hundreds of listings with the click of a mouse. but the ease of visiting a home online has also turned house hunting into a spectator sport. nancy chen explains. >> reporter: sometimes real
estate can seem a little unreal, which is just fine for samir m misrahi. he runs zillow gone wild, posting these see it to believe it homes, to the shock and delight of his two million plus followers. >> a lot of mirrors. oh, wow. >> mirrors everywhere, as far as the eye can see. >> reporter: how much windex do they go through? >> yeah. >> reporter: from towering castles to underground bunkers, and seemingly everything in between, what used to lie behind closed doors is now just a click away. thanks to zillow, the most popular online real estate marketplace. >> you never know what's happening in a home. and the exterior is normal and the interior is all mirrors, or they've got a basement with a stripper pole and lights. >> reporter: zillow gone wild and accounts like it have exploded in popularity during
the pandemic. with so many stuck at home, fantasizing about another home was irresistible. it's been dubbed zillow surfing. that is scrolling through the platforms 135 million listings, often with no intention of actually buying. a pastime "saturday night live" highlighted last year. >> you need something new. >> a new fantasy. >> then you need zillow. >> zillow, zillow. >> reporter: this home in wisconsin has been on and off the market for about five years, but got offers within just days of zillow gone wild showcasing its outdoors/indoors appeal. how would you describe this decor? >> flintstones. it's very flintstones style. modern flintstones. >> reporter: dustin and tessa bought it sight unseen. we joined them as they experienced it first time. >> this is the wow, the first wow part. >> oh my goodness. >> reporter: how did you hear
about this listing? >> zillow listing, one of my mutual friends must have shared it. and right away it caught my attention. >> reporter: knowing it caught the attention of millions of others was a selling point for the mahers, who plan on turning the home into a vacation rental property. but it also meant they had to act fast. >> just more eyeballs on it and social proof that it's an interesting house. and i think the timing and everything was right for this thing to sell quickly. and if we didn't buy it, someone else would have. >> reporter: online curb appeal is certainly the new curb appeal. and what we have seen is agents really going out of their way to make their listings stand out online and to possibly make their listing go viral. even if that means adding a little something extra in their listings, like cameos by t-rex or a knight says a home expert. >> so agents want their houses to go viral? >> it's free marketing for these
sellers, right? there is a right buyer for every single one of these homes. but that right buyer may not necessarily be in that particular neighborhood or city or even state. but when these listings go viral, suddenly they're being viewed by potential buyers all over the country. >> reporter: so whether you're in the market for a tree house or whatever this is, with enough scrolling, a man's home really can be his castle. >> that was nancy chen reporting. the "overnight news" is back in two minutes. after years on the battlefield migraine attacks followed me home. nurtec is the only medication that can treat and prevent my migraines. don't take if allergic to nurtec. most common side effects, in less than 3% were
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immature. >> reporter: a woe is me kind of feeling? >> yes. i really want to be like everybody else sometimes, you know. >> reporter: and that's why when i heard about this drag racer attempting to set a new world speed record, i thought ted and others like him had to meet the driver. in 2012, dan parker of columbus, georgia got in a crash. he suffered a traumatic brain injury so severe it blinded him. >> i never imagined i'd be back in the seat of a race car. but i've been a racer my whole life. i just had to figure out another way the do it. >> reporter: a machinist by trade, dan got adaptive equipment so he could make parts, and then designed this entire race car. >> everything in this car, pretty much, yeah. >> that just amazes me. what does he look like? >> a mustache and a beard. >> i have a mustache. >> reporter: you have a mustache? >> see? whiskers. i hope nobody sees them. >> reporter: don't worry about it. it won't be an issue. any way, back to our story.
dan and his crew came here to space port, mamerica in souther new mexico. no blindfold was needed, but he did have a special guidance system, and for safety purposes a sighted driver next to him, hands hovering over the steering wheel just in case. it wasn't necessary. dan went 211 miles an hour, set a record, and more importantly, an example. >> ted, i want you to know that blindness is not what is stopping you. surround yourself with believers and go for your dreams. you can make excuses or make it happen. >> new guinness world record title -- >> reporter: dan says inspiring the teds of the world is the main reason he did this. and if my nephew is any indication, it was well worth the drive. >> if he can do that, well, then
ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy's heartfelt appeal for aid has spurred nations around the world to send billions of dollars worth of military hardware and other assistance as his country battles against the russian invaders. the president has turned into something of a rock star of the ukrainian resistance. with people around the world willing to pay big money for a piece of zelenskyy memorabilia. ian lee reports. >> reporter: ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy has become a symbol of defiance in the war against russia. swapping out a suit and tie for his trademark military fatigues as he hosts world leaders in kyiv. one of zelenskyy's most iconic pieces went on the auction block at a charity event in london last week. >> today the whole world looks up to the man wearing a simple
fleece jacket, and now the iconic item personally signed by president zelenskyy is here. >> reporter: british prime minister boris johnson kicked off the brave ukraine event urging bidders to dig deep, setting an opening price at $60,000. the hammer fell at more than $110,000. zelenskyy has been out hat in hand, looking for donations to help fight russia. >> the need to protect, the need to save, the need to rebuild. >> reporter: and as the war grinds on, zelenskyy has shown he's willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his country's victory, even if that means selling the shirt off his back. ian lee, 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 cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm scott macfarlane.
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