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for more, download he bs it's tuesday, may 17, it's tuesday, may 17, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." store scouted. new details emerge about the mass murder in buffalo. that left ten people dead. how authorities say the suspect planned his attack months in advance. rescue mission. after weeks of defending a bombed out steel plant in mariupol, ukraine ramps up efforts to evacuate hundreds of exhausted fighters. wrong turn. a man is caught on video driving a rented maserati down an iconic landmark. good morning and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. it will be another emotional day in buffalo, new york. president biden and the first
lady will meet with families of the victims killed in the mass shooting at a new york supermarket. they'll also meet with law enforcement, first responders and local leaders. we're also learning more about the 18-year-old suspect accused of killing ten black people in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack. investigators say he scouted out the store in march and visited it the day before the shooting. officials also say he planned to continue killing people at other locations in buffalo after the supermarket attack. bradley blackburn is in buffalo with the latest on all of this. bradley, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're learning that suspect was able to legally buy his rifle despite past threats against his high school, and his online history suggests he had been working out the details of this plan for months, targeting this african american neighborhood. today president biden will come here to stand with the community and hopefully help it start to heal. president biden and the first lady visit buffalo, new york,
today, three days after olice say a white gunman went on a racially motivated shooting spree, killing ten black people and injuring three others at a grocery store. >> what we want to do is make sure we send a very clear message that hate must have no safe harbor. >> reporter: mr. biden will call the shooter's actions terrorism. motivated by a hateful and per verse ideology and he will urge congress to pass new gun control legislation. >> it's hard. >> reporter: yesterday the president paid tribute to aaron salter, a 55-year-old retired police lieutenant, who worked as a security guard at the tops supermarket. >> he was actually able to shoot the assailant twice, but he had on a bulletproof vest and he lost his life in the process. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the 18-year-old suspect wrote a lengthy online post where he described himself as a white supremacist and said he planned to continue his attacks at other locations in the city.
>> for no reason, for no reason. >> reporter: 86-year-old ruth whitfield was the oldest victim. her son says she was buying groceries after visiting her husband at a nearby nursing home. >> what i love most about my mom is how she loved us. how she loved our family. >> reporter: the suspect pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder over the weekend and now under suicide watch in jail. and one other note from the scene here in buffalo, we can still hear the background music playing from the grocery store. it hasn't stopped since the shooting started. a reminder of the routine life that existed here, anne-marie, before it was stolen so violently. >> indeed. bradley blackburn in buffalo, thank you. the suspect in the deadly shooting inside a southern california church is expected to appear in court today. investigators say 60-year-old -- 68-year-old david cho of las vegas was motivated by his
hatred for taiwan. he's accused of killing one man and wounding five others sunday during a lunch held by a taiwanese group at a presbyterian church. authorities say he chained the door shut and hid fire bombs before opening fire. >> he was very intentional in his plan. we know that he formulated a strategy, that he wanted to employ. it was very well thought out. >> a 52-year-old doctor was killed after he charged and tackled the suspect. investigators say the pastor then hit the gunman on the head with a chair, allowing churchgoers to tie him up before deputies arrived. relief could be on the way for families struggling to field their children because of a baby formula shortage. abbott nutrition is expected to reopen its michigan plant which has been shuttered for months now, but it could still take eight to ten weeks before new product starts arriving on store
shelves. debra alfarone has the latest. >> reporter: abbott says it has reached a deal with the fda to reopen its baby formula manufacturing plant in michigan. >> the fda is working closely with abbott to bring the facility back online safely. that's the key here, safely. >> reporter: the abbott plant shut down in february for safety concerns. >> the agency had a 34-page whistle-blower report in hand making pretty serious allegations that there was data falsifiction withheld from inspectors. >> reporter: abbott makes about 40% of all baby formula sold in the u.s. so the plant closure has led to shortages. the fda says those problems should be corrected quickly. >> we would expect this to gradually get better over the next several weeks and within really several months to be completely up to normal. >> reporter: the white house says it is working with other formula makers to increase their supplies. >> made clear to all of them
that federal resources, including transportation and logistics resource,s are available and on call. >> reporter: the fda is also working to ease regulations that would increase supplies by importing formula from overseas. debra alfarone, cbs news, the white house. "the new york times" is reporting the fda is expected to authorize a booster shot of the pfizer covid vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 as early as today. pfizer submitted an application for authorization to u.s. health regulators last month. it cited data from a study indicating a third dose of its shot increased protection in children against the original virus and the omicron variant. currently anyone 12 and older can get a booster at least five months after their second shot. now to the war in ukraine where more than 260 fighters trapped for weeks in a bombed out steel plant in mariupol have been evacuated. ukraine's last defenders in the
besieged port city were transported to russian controlled areas. they included some badly wounded fighters who were able to receive medical treatment. ukraine says efforts are under way to try and save an unknown number of fighters who stayed behind. meanwhile, sweden officially joined finland in seeking membership to nato. sweden's prime minister called . it an historic change after more than 200 years of military nonalignment. and coming up, secret passage. we're going to show you the sophisticated drug tunnel officials discovered linking mexico to the u.s. and whipping up some fun. a dust devil forms on a baseball field in the middle of a youth baseball practice. this is the "cbs morning news." " my a1c stayed here, it needed to be here. ruby's a1c is down with rybelsus®.
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wall street had a mixed finish monday, though tech stocks continue their downward ways. the dow rose 26. the tech-heavy nasdaq dropped 22. the s&p 500 lost 15. jetblue really wants spirit airlines. the company is going straight to shareholders with its offer to buy it in hopes of pushing the board of the florida airline to the negotiating table. jetblue is asking spirit to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by rival frontier. jetblue saying it offers value and certainty, claiming frontier would offer more risk and more overlap on nonstop routes. jetblue made its first offer to buy spirit for about $3.6 billion last month. mcdonald's is pulling its iconic golden arches out of russia. they say the invasion of ukraine is not consistent with its mcdonald's empty into the soviet union 30 years ago was a symbolic show of the western
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. when in rome, ask for directions. one man reportedly said that he took a wrong turn and drove down the historic spanish steps. he was captured on security cameras last week. the driver of the rented maserati stopped on the landmark, got out of the car and then took off. he was eventually captured at an airport and is now facing charges. the steps, which were built nearly 300 years ago, suffered some damage. officials say fragments were broken off, scratches and abrasions were also found. english soccer player jake daniels has become the uk's first active openly gay player in three decades. the 17-year-old spent last year
playing forward for the second division club blackpool. daniels made the announcement yesterday saying he loved his first year on the field, but off the field he needed to come out and be himself. daniels said, quote, i've hated lying my whole life and feeling the need to change to fit in. i want to be a role model myself by doing this. you being you and being happy is what matters most. >>ll you're planning on seeing the band coldplay this summer. fans will be encouraged to help power the concert by generating energy. the band is adding energy storing stationary bikes and kinetic dance floors to their live shows. coldplay has pledged to be as sustainable and low carbon as possible. the shows will also include biodegradable confetti, compostable wrist bands and generators powered by vegetable oil. a baby giraffe born with a leg disorder that could have led to death is running around like all the other giraffes, thanks to technology.
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our top stories this morning. president biden and the first lady will visit buffalo today to pay their respects to the families of the victims of saturday's mass shooting. ten black people were shot and killed in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack. investigators say the 18-year-old suspect planned to continue his deadly rampage at other locations in buffalo when he was arrested. and there could be relief in sight for families struggling to feed their children amid the nationwide shortage of baby formula. abbott nutrition says it reached a deal with the fda to reopen a baby formula factory in michigan that was shut down in february over safety concerns. abbott says it will take up to ten weeks before new products hit store shelves.
for months we've heard about supply shortages caused by the pandemic but it's also having an impact on hospitals across the country. we explain how medical scans and operations are being affected. >> reporter: it's used in common imaging studies like ct scans as well as procedures for heart attack and stroke, and it's in short supply right now. iodinated contrast media is injected into patients and goes into the blood vessels, allowing doctors to get a better look at a patient's anatomy and/or begans. >> we had to triage and limit the use of contrast dye to only critically ill patients that had to have contrast dye to either establish a diagnosis or to guide a life-saving or a limb-sparing treatment. >> reporter: the dye shortage is being blamed on a covid shutdown at a shanghai production plant, where most of this product is made. dr. phil johnson is the chief of radiology at the university of kansas health system.
he says the shortage is concerning because certain procedures are not possible without this dye. >> we can do a ct scan without contrast. it may not be quite as good but we can still get valuable information. we can do other studies like mri scans or ultrasound scans, but if somebody has a heart attack or if somebody has a stroke, the only way you can get into the blood vessel with a catheter, you know, into the heart or the brain, is to inject x-ray dye to identify the clot. >> reporter: the american hospital association recently put out this advisory to members to provide resources on how to conserve supply. normal production of the dye is not expected to resume until late june. coming up on "cbs mornings," the new book on the looming threats the world will face and how to respond to them. plus, only on "cbs mornings" we'll talk with the ceo of uber about the company's new services, including robot