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♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> brennan: tonight, the u.s. baby formula shortage should improve dramatically within weeks, according to the f.d.a.te formula widely available and plans to investigate the largesn journalist. her family is speaking out. ukraine begins its first war crimes trial. a 21-year-old russian soldie charged with killing an unarmed ukrainian civilian. brittney griner in russian court. the w.n.b.a. star's detention was extended by one month. a manhunt is under way in texas tonight for a convicted killer
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who escaped after stabbing a guard and hijacking a prison bus. crypto-crash: $1 trillion worth of virtual currencies like bitcoin wiped out over the last month. deadly storms: three killed across the midwest from 100- mile-per-hour winds, hail, and tornadoes. did this traffic stop in georgia violate the civil rights of athletes at a historically black cle n e ad."ririte to love in bloom in connecticut. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell reporting from the nation's capital. >> brennan: good evening to our viewers in the west, and thank you for joining us. i'm margaret brennan in for norah. tonight, president biden said it is just a matter of weeks before baby formula is back on shelves. the u.s. is working now with manufacturers to import formula
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and relieve this nationwide crisis. from coast to coast, over 43% of all baby formula products are just out of stock, and in some parts of the country, the problem is even worse. but for some desperate families, especially those reliant on government assistance, help may not come soon enough. the f.d.a. will unveil its plans next week. meanwhile, lawmakers on capitol hill have launched investigations and have hearings set to begin next week. we have a lot of news to get to tonight, and cbs' elise preston will start us off from new york. good evening to you, elise. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. the department of health and human services launched a web site today to help frustrated families find formula, hoping to ease the crippling shortage. >> i'm constantly stressed about it. >> it's terrifying. >> i just don't understand why it's taking so long. >> reporter: fed up, angry, and heartbroken, parents from coast to coast are scrambling to find
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formula to feed their hungry and helpless babies. >> i can't be doing this. i can't be running to 10 different stores every single month trying to find her formula. what else can i do? >> reporter: on capitol hill, lawakers are launching an investigation as to how this frightful formula shortage even happened. the house oversight committee wants to know how the nation's top producers are going to get formula back on to store shelves. >> yes! >> reporter: for new mothers like kelly mchenry, it cannot come soon enough. >> everything is new to us, and now having to worry about if i'm going to have enough formula to feed my baby some days is unbearable. >> reporter: the shortage began festering several months ago fueled by ongoing supply chain problems. it exploded into a nationwide crisis when abbott nutrition recalled three types of infant formula in february after four babies developed bacterial infections. two died. the company shut down its largest plant in michigan. today, president biden responded to critics who say that his
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administration could have acted sooner. >> if we had been better mind readers, i guess we could have. but we moved as quickly as the problem became apparent to us. >> reporter: the white house said it is considering invoking the defense production act to help control the emergency long term. >> this is a process. we're working on it very, very hard. there's nothing more urgent. >> reporter: breast feeding moms are helping fill the shortage. many are donating extra milk to banks like this one in new york. did you ever imagine something like this would happen? >> no. i don't think any of us could have predicted this. >> we found two. >> reporter: after three weeks of searching, kelly mchenry finally found formula, but she's not keeping it all to herself. >> i'm going to post to see if another mom needs this type of formula. we've got to help each other out. >> reporter: while families are turning to different methods to feed their babies, next week, the f.d.a. is expected to announce plans detailing how international companies can import their formula here to the u.s. margaret. >> brennan: thank you.
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well, secretary of state antony blinken said the u.s. is deeply troubled by the actions of israeli police for "intruding" into the funeral procession of a palestinian-american journalist. today, president biden called for an investigation into her killing. here's cbs' roxana saberi. >> reporter: a day meant to mourn the death of journalist shireen abu akleh turned tense when israeli police suddenly moved in swinging their batons. at one point, the pallbearers, trying to reach a church in jerusalem, nearly dropped the casket. the police say rioters hurled stones and other objects at them, but the white house is calling these images disturbing. >> this is day where we should all be marking, including everyone there, the memory of a remarkable journalist who lost her life. we regret the intrusion int what should have been a peaceful procession. >> reporter: wearing body armor clearly marked "press," the al jazeera journalist was shot on wednesday while covering an israeli raid in the west bank
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town of jenin. israel initially suggested she was killed by palestinian gunmen, but today the military said it can't unequivocally determine the source of the fatal gunshot. violence has surged here in recent months, with at least 16 israelis killed by palestinians since march, and around 30 palestinians reportedly killed in confrontations with israeli forces. the funeral of abu akleh, who was widely respected in the arab world, eventually took place today, mostly peacefully. thousands of palestinians said good-bye to a woman they now see as a martyr. what do you think she would have made of that role? lina abu akleh is her niece. >> well, knowing her, i mean, she was big in life, and she was even bigger in death. what we want is justice. we want accountability. we want them to be held accountable for assassinating and for killing my aunt. >> reporter: tonight, the palestinian authorities say its
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preliminary investigation found that israeli forces deliberately killed abu akleh, and she died from a gunshot wound to her head. palestinian officials are denying israel's request to examine the bullet. margaret. >> brennan: roxana, thank you. the pentagon announced today that the defense secretary spoke with his russian counterpart for the first time since the invasion of ukraine. this, as the nato military alliance is poised for an historic expansion, which could be a blow to russia. president biden spoke today with the leaders of sweden and finland as those countries mulled becoming nato members. meanwhile, in ukraine, the first war crime trial of a russian soldier is now underway. cbs' debora patta is in kyiv, and we do want to warn you, some of the images are disturbing. >> reporter: ukrainian prosecutors have wasted no time bringing the first person to trial for a war crime. 21-year-old russian sergeant vadim shishimarin.
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inside this courthouse, he stands accused of shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man on a bike and leaving him dead on the side of the road. shishimarin may be the first, but the chief prosecutor is determined he won't be the last. already, over 11,000 cases have been identified. and every day brings even more atrocities. before russian artillery reduced these schools to rubble, they were full of students, and as towns are liberated from russian occupation, fresh new crime scenes are uncovered, revealing the kind of damning evidence prosecutors need to build their case. this crime was even caught on camera. here you see russian soldiers chatting with a local security y gu guard. moments later, they shoot him in the back as he wal the back as he walks away. he staggers to a hut where he bleeds to death while they drink nearby.
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in the liberated village of stepanki, 52-year-old olag karpenko's daughter could not hide from a russian tank that fired directly at her house. ( explosion ) it was still not completely safe when karpenko returned with war crimes investigators to exhume her daughter's body, reliving the trauma once again. "she didn't die straight away," she said. "she suffered for almost a whole day." even if the perpetrators are called to account, all she has left is heartbreak. the united nations is also documenting war crimes in ukraine and says the evidence gathered so far does not scratch the surface of the extent of atrocities committed in this war. margaret. >> brennan: powerful reporting tonight from debora patta. a lot of the video evidence of those alleged russian war crimes is being found on social media.
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on this sunday's "60 minutes," cbs' scott pelley reports on the group of onl group of online investigators who are using artificial artifil intelligence to try to fin intelligence to try to find every image. >> reporter: nearly everyone in ukraine is a witness with a camera. bellingcat is combining tens of thousands of social media posts to make them searchable by place and time. >> and we look as many sources as possible, and use those sources to build a picture of what happened. videos, photographs, satellite imagery. then we look at the witness statements and the various allegations made by either side. >> reporter: locations and times are corroborated with independent sources, including satellite images and google street view. the goal is to provide verified evidence for future criminal trials. >> and it also means we're collecting an archive of material that for future generations they can go back and look at this material. >> brennan: you can watch scott pelley's full report sunday
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night on "60 minutes." today in russia, w.n.b.a. star brittney griner was back in a moscow courtroom. her pretrial detention was extended another month following a brief hearing. the 31-year-old american has been in custody for nearly three months after vape cartridges containing cannabis oil were allegedly found in her luggage at moscow's airport. the u.s. state department said she's being wrongfully detained, but doing as well as can be in these exceedingly difficult circumstances. tonight, an intense manhunt is under way in texas for a prisoner who made a violent escape while being transported for a medical appointment. here's cbs' omar villafranca. >> reporter: hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching for a convicted murderer who made a daringt tex escape in east texas. 46-year-old gonzalo lopez was being transported on this bus when he somehow got out of his restraints, cut through to the
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driver's compartment, and attacked the officer at the steering wheel near centerville, texas, about 120 miles north of, texas, about 120 houston. >> he used some type of device to cut out the bottom of that door. he crawled underneath the door. that's when he started struggling with the officer. >> reporter: when the bus stopped, investigators say lopez stabbed the driving officer in the hand. another officer in the bus managed to shoot the tires out, but lopez still drove off with 15 other inmates before crashing the bus more than a mile away and running off. >> they fired shots at him as he was running across the cow pasture. we don't think he got hit. >> reporter: lopez has a long criminal history, including aggravated assault, kidnapping, and murder. he was serving a life sentence for using a pickaxe to kill a man and attempting to murder a deputy. >> this man is a very dangerous person. if you see him, do not attempt to take him into custody by yourself. >> reporter: deputies say he was last seen wearing white prison
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pants and a white shirt. omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. >> brennan: turning to wall street, where the major stock market indices ended the day on an up note. the tech-heavy nasdaq led the rally gaining nearly 4%. the dow and s&p 500 were also up, but not enough to erase all the losses from a brutal week. over the last 24 hours the world of virtual currency known as crypto-cash lost about $200 billion in value. some are calling it the crypto crash. we'll get more now from cbs' manuel bojorquez. >> fortune favors the brave. >> reporter: cryptocurrencies have shot into the public ,ena with sports stars and celebrities endorsing them as the future of finance. in miami, the crypto-craze includes the world's largest bitcoin convention and a mayor who wants to make the city a crypto-hub. >> welcome to the future of finance. >> reporter: unveiling a statue last month symbolizing the bullish rise of the unregulated
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online currency, even vowing to take his city salary in bitcoin. so this doesn't change your approach to cryptocurrency coming into the city? >> absolutely not. not one bit. you can't change your approach just because the market has a bad week or a bad day. this is about the core of the technology. >> reporter: interest rate hikes have led to a sell-off of stocks and spooked investors from risky bets, sending crypto plummeting this year, from bitcoin's 39% drop to stablecoin luna's near- total loss in just the last week. it's estimated investors have lost a combined $1 trillion. remi tetot is out two million, but says he can take the hit. >> i can see online right now, all the people saying they lost their life savings, they lost everything. and the first thing is don't invest money you cannot afford to lose. >> reporter: that is the golden rule, says cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger, who also says don't rule out crypto yet. >> this happened in the dot-com
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boom of the 1990s. this is a lot of people who believe in this technology. they're not sure ht'gog believers. >> reporter: among them, miami's mayor, who says crypto investments here have brought in jobs and dollars.tcoin inors ary under wa margaret. >> brennan: manuel bojorquez in miami. still ahead on tonight on the "cbs evening news," a deadly storm strikes america's heartland with winds topping 100 miles per hour. and did sheriff's deputies in georgia violate the civil rights of athletes from an historically black university? what the school's president is saying. chool's president saying? yep... the house... we gotta sell it!
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>> i don't know, a long time, though. >> reporter: this field of daffodils, far too many to be growing by chance, far too beautiful to not stop and stroll, seems randomly set along a narrow two-lane road in southwestern connecticut. >> when i drive by, it just brings tears to my eyes, because that's how i remember them. >> reporter: to patti pavlick, this field is no mystery. her aunt and uncle, bud and florence mcquaid used to own the land. patti says her uncle bud planted these daffodils because florence loved them so and he loved her through 60 years of marriage. so every day was as happy as this day? >> i would surmise so. hly 40,0lolo ed, iding e bulb growte io
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he lived to 103, planting daffodils almost to the very end. bud passed in 2019, and his property went on the market. it's a prime building lot, so many thought that would be the end of it. >> you know, someone would build something on this, and this would become just someone's front lawn and the flowers would be gone. >> reporter: but neighbor stacy steinmetz stepped in, buying the property and the metaphor that comes with it. >> i guess just like his love grew, the field continues to grow. you know, it's everlasting and it's expanding. i certainly wouldn't want that to be lost. >> reporter: so it stays, an eternal sign of spring and brilliantly illustrated love story documenting in vivid color for couples everywhere... >> it smells so good. >> it does. >> reporter: ...just how endless love can be. steve hartman, "on the road," in redding, connecticut. >> brennan: we'll be right back.
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>> brennan: sunday on "face the nation," my guests will include transportation secretary pete buttigieg, former defense secretary mark esper, and former f.d.a. commissioner scott gottlieb. and that's tonight's "cbs ening news for norah o'donnell, i'm margaret brennan in our nation's capital. good night, and have a great weekend.
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see you sunday. right now at 7:00 -- >> covid infections spiking in california. the hot spot is right here in the bay area. but health officials in almost all bay area counties are calling for right now. >> it is time to take action. >> it's helpful to me, it is helpful to others. nice warm-up. temperatures will continue the upward trend for one more day. we've got the complete forecast coming up. no state has ever had a surplus like this big before. where california's record breaking stash of cash is coming from, and how the governor wants to spend it. i don't want her life to be taken in vain. it's the best ever. >> dozens of lives lost to bay area freeway shootings. now dozens of cameras will be watching. nowtreamin
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cbs ne bay area, a pair of me weekend. the first concert at levi's in more than a thousand days, and the return of bay to breakers. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ryan yamamoto. they come amid a big covid spike in the bay area. san francisco's positivity rate now above 10%, more than double the state's rate of 4%. >> bay area health officials are making a renewed plea for people to mask up again indoors. >> reporter: students are taking extra steps. >> i'm more concerned for people who are older and have compromised immune systems. so it's more for them than me. >> reporter: some were getting tested today, while others handed out masks. >> we have recommended for people to use in classrooms. they're like the cdc is now recommending these as the best face mask. >> reporter: a recomat


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