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for us today at 5:00. we'll see you back at 6:00 for an hour of news and news updates are alwayn kpix.com. [ captions by: vitac 2 2 email: tonight, dangerous weather. millions of americans in the southwest threatened by torrential rain. the sudden downpours trapping tourists at carlsbad caverns national park. we'll have the forecast detailing the threat ahead. also tonight, the fbi under fire after the mar-a-lago search. >> and you know that we are going after an ex-president who may run again. plus, suspicious attack. the daughter of a vital ally of vladimir putin is killed in a moscow car bombing. war in ukraine. cbs's charlie d'agata has the reporter's notebook as this week marks six months since russia's invasion. >> ukrainian forces fought for days to defend this airfield, robbing the russian advance of a
place to land troops and equipment in a crushing blow to russian morale. and later, it's been a blockbuster summer at movie theaters. audiences return for action on the big screen. >> having fun yet? >> so why is hollywood bracing for a big chill? >> the problem is there weren't enough blockbusters this summer for the theater chains to really say that we are back. >> announcer: this is the "cbs weekend news." from new york, with jericka duncan. good evening and thanks for joining us on this sunday. tonight, millions of americans from texas to louisiana are under threat of flash flooding. torrential rain is swamping drought-stricken land near flagstaff, arizona rushing water made the roads unpassable. and this week there's more rounds of rain to come as storms move east. cbs's danya bacchus is tracking it all. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. it is still extremely dry here
in los angeles, but across the west and southwest there's a rush to clean up in the wake of powerful storms that left a muddy mess. flash flooding in moab, utah turned main street into a river overnight. the sudden deluge left some businesses in three feet of water, cut off roads and prompted officials to urge everyone to stay inside. the powerful monsoon storms also caught hikers off guard at utah's zion national park, where crews are still searching for a missing person. in new mexico's carlsbad caverns national park heavy rain made roads impassable, leaving more than 100 tourists stranded for hours. after an unprecedented amount of rainfall in one of america's driest regions caused millions in damage, death valley national park is back open. the downpours aren't enough to ease the drought that nearly half the u.s. is under, including the colorado river. the water shortage is so severe that u.s. officials have ordered
mandatory usage cuts in arizona, nevada and new mexico. a colorado river pipeline leak has also prompted a new water ban in parts of l.a. county already home to some of the toughest water restrictions in the country. jericka? >> danya bacchus for us tonight. thank you. there's more rounds of rain to come. molly mccollum with our partners at the weather channel shows us just how bad it can get in some places. molly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. this is our virtual view of dallas where the rain will be pouring and you're looking up and saying finally, the ground is saying finally. the problem is when we see too much rain in a short amount of time we have to talk about the risk for flash flooding. that's going to be a big deal in parts of dallas and the red river valley today through tomorrow morning. then we look at the next couple of days where we're expecting more flooding in the same areas. through tuesday morning where heavy rain is still falling. this continues to shift to the south, bringing in areas like
waco all the way over to shreveport and even into houston, which they also desperately need the rain. but again, too much in a short amount of time, that can cause problems. anywhere from three to five inches of rain in the dallas area and you see the drought. this is rain that will be extremely beneficial. jericka? >> molly mccollum with our partners at the weather channel. thank you. the justice department faces a fast-approaching deadline. it has until this thursday to provide a redacted copy of the affidavit used to justify the fbi's search of former president donald trump's florida estate. cbs's debra alfarone is in our washington bureau tonight with more on reaction to that search. >> reporter: well, jericka, that search and seizure of those classified and top secret documents has had the former president and his supporters crying foul, calling the department of justice and the fbi's actions partisan. >> this is automatically political. you can't -- you cannot separate the legal aspects of this from the political aspects of this. the criticisms that we're leveling against the fbi and doj are fully warranted.
>> reporter: on "face the nation" today republican house intelligence committee member congressman mike turner also criticized the search and said he wants the affidavit released to the public. >> this will give us the information to understand how did the fbi justify raiding mar-a-lago and spending nine hours in the president's house when we know the former president's home, they had other options besides just raiding the house. >> reporter: but republican congresswoman liz cheney, who's the vice chair of the january 6th committee, says she's seen no evidence of partisanship and says those kinds of charges are dangerous. >> for us as a party to be in a position where we're reflexively attacking career law enforcement professionals in order to defend the former president who conducted himself the way this one did is a really sad day for the party. >> and debra, today we learned there's an update in the georgia investigation into the 2020 presidential election involving
senator lindsey graham? >> reporter: yeah, actually, a federal appeals court today temporarily stayed an order for senator graham to testify before the fulton county special grand jury, jericka. and at issue is whether graham had a role in challenging georgia's 2020 presidential vote which joe biden won. his team argues that his position in congress protects him from doing that. jericka? >> debra alfarone for us in washington tonight. thank you. today russia is investigating a rare attack on president vladimir putin's inner circle. daria dugina was killed last night when the suv she was driving in exploded outside moscow. the 29-year-old was the daughter of an ultra nationalist who has urged the kremlin to escalate its assault on ukraine. russia says the bomb was intended to kill her father but he switched vehicles at the last minute. well, fears of nuclear catastrophe in eastern europe are mounting. today president biden spoke by phone to the leaders of france and germany.
both ukraine and russia accuse each other of shelling a nuclear power plant. it is the largest on the continent. this week marks six months since the kremlin's unprovoked invasion. cbs's charlie d'agata looks back in tonight's "reporter's notebook." >> reporter: it's not often return to the war in ukraine starts with a silver lining, but we headed straight for the port city of odesa in time for the first grain ship to set sail. >> what kind of grain is this? >> reporter: in relative terms just a handful of the 20 million tons of backlog. but it's a star that may help stave off starvation in places where it's needed most. of course, much of our coverage was overshadowed by this. the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. but in the actual shadow of the plant residents we spoke to were far less worried about a nuclear catastrophe than a russian missile launched from the plant tearing through their kitchens.
with the six-month anniversary of the invasion this week we visited the scene of one of the most decisive battles for ukrainian forces early on in the war. ukrainian forces fought for days to defend this airfield, robbing the russian advance of a place to land troops and equipment in a crushing blow to russian morale. we were here when russian artillery was hammering these neighborhoods northeast of the capital. >> everything is smashed. >> reporter: at a children's summer camp we found tatiana, the terrified deputy director protecting the lives of elderly residents. >> please help us, i ask you. next could be here. i ask you go down. >> reporter: we did go down, where we found the elderly and young children hiding out, even as thunderous explosions rang out. we came back to see if tatiana and her guests had survived. >> i'm so happy.
>> i'm glad to see you too. >> reporter: she described the harrowing night after we left. >> the building was shaking so much that i started to write messages to my friends, to my family, that i love them and i don't know if i will see them again. >> reporter: and so the trip ended as it began, one glimmer of hope, one more silver lining. charlie d'agata, cbs news, horenka, ukraine. >> what a beautiful reunion. well, first lady jill biden will join her husband in delaware tonight after testing negative for covid twice. she had been isolating in south carolina after experiencing mild symptoms last week. the white house says mrs. biden is double vaxed and boosted. monkeypox cases among children are starting to rise across this country. new york state is now reporting its first known monkeypox case in a child. right now there are more than
14,000 total confirmed monkeypox cases in 49 states and the district of columbia. cbs news medical contributor dr. david agus joins us now. cases among children is alarming to many. you have some already in school, many more going back. is it fair to say we're entering sort of this new phase of this outbreak? >> you have to realize of 14,000 cases still single digits are children. so it is remarkably rare in children. we're in a new phase where it is spreading rapidly. we need to enact the methods we know that work, which is vaccinating the people at risk and also treating the people early with medications that stop monkeypox. >> on "face the nation" today dr. deborah birx, the former coronavirus response coordinator for the white house, had a few comments to say in reference to the comparison of monkeypox and covid-19. i want to take a listen. >> five months have gone by. just like what happened with covid. lack of preparation. lack of engagement.
lack of utilization of the tools that we had in real time to prevent this 14,000, and probably it's well over 20,000 now. >> so what do you make of that comparison, dr. agus? >> in the general spirit she's right. we failed initially on the testing. we had vaccines. we didn't get them out to the places that needed them. we haven't educated like we should. we need to be better at this. the lessons from covid should have prepared us better for dealing with monkeypox. and unfortunately, they haven't. and we have to pivot now to attack this virus and stop it from spreading. >> the biggest difference, though, dr. agus, is we do have something to treat this earlier on when you compare it to covid-19. >> oh, my gosh. you know, covid-19 we knew nothing. we had nothing. no weapons to treat this. here we have vaccines that work and we have drugs that will stop monkeypox cold. and so the key now is to use them appropriately, get them to where they're needed and basically stop the spread of
this virus across the country. >> all right. dr. agus, thank you. well, dozens of rescued beagles are one step closer to having a new home. at least 80 of them arrived in portland this weekend. they are among the 4,000 beagles taken from a virginia breeding operation. it's accused of violating animal welfare laws. the rescued beagles will be up for adoption this week. well, straight ahead on the "cbs weekend news," the rising cost of rent. how bidding wars are pricing some people right out of the market. also, hollywood gets ready for a titanic shift at the movie theaters. we'll explain when we come back. (vo) when you live with moderate to severe crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, your day can be full of reminders of your condition. never knowing. always wondering. you weren't made for uc or crohn's, but gut focused entyvio is. entyvio works at the site of the problem to block certain inflammation-causing cells from entering the gut.
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>> reporter: looking for a place to rent? good luck. michael citrin is on the hunt in los angeles. he's a federal public defender with a legitimate complaint. >> i can't even tell you how many places i've applied for and been rejected from. >> you're a lawyer. you've got a good job. >> yeah. >> and you can't find an apartment? >> yeah. and i'm looking with two other professionals as well. this three-bedroom bungalow in south los angeles for 4,100 a month, until someone outbid them by 10%. >> i never have expected that there would be a bidding war for a 12-month lease. >> reporter: across the country rents are skyrocketing, up 86% since last year in redmond, washington. 36% in glendale, california. and in pflugerville, texas near austin prices are up triple digits. it's all leading to battles for rentals. why are people bidding so much money over the asking price? >> really just due to competition. post-covid people who were
working remote are now coming back in. >> reporter: blake stargel listed this three-bedroom in l.a. for $4,700 a month. >> i got 50 inquiries in the first 24 hours. we had offers up to 5,500 on this property. >> reporter: rising mortgage rates are partly to blame, locking out would-be home buyers. >> all of those things will put upward pressure on rents. >> and so now those people are fighting for apartments in the rental market again. >> absolutely. >> reporter: and they're competing against renters like michael citrin, whose current lease is up. >> there's a possibility that i don't find something in the next two weeks and then i put my stuff in storage and stay on a friend's couch. >> i mean, you'd essentially be homeless. >> yeah. >> reporter: in the midst of a rental battle that could last well into next year. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> mm. well, a big birthday today for sister jean the chaplain of chicago's loyola men's basketball team. she's 103 years old. since 1994 sister jean has been courtside at the ramblers' home
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journal" cbs's tom wait reports there's trouble ahead. >> come on! >> having any fun yet? >> reporter: hollywood is rebounding at the box office with a string of summer blockbusters. >> feel the power of thor! >> reporter: "thor: love and thunder." "jurassic world: dominion." >> s ndhi year's biggest movie, "top gun: maverick," from paramount global the parent company of cbs and paramount pictures, boosted ticket sales, but it may not be enough. >> the problem is there weren't enough blockbusters this summer for the theater chains to really say that we are back. the big three, amc, regal and cinemark, they're really struggling to keep moving forward. >> reporter: that harsh reality may be setting in for regal, owned by cineworld. >> the doomsday clock might be about out of time. >> reporter: the "wall street journal" reports cineworld is expected to file for bankruptcy because of lower than expected ticket sales. but that doesn't mean the company's 500 u.s. theaters will
be going dark. >> a reorganization of debt means they're trying to control the film rentals, contracts, leasing, things like that. moviegoers will not notice because the sky is not falling for regal cinemas yet. >> reporter: so far this year the box office nationwide has grossed more than $5 billion. short of the $11 billion in 2019 before the pandemic halted production, shut down theaters and sent audiences to streaming. while independent cinemas have mostly stayed profitable because of lower overhead and a loyal fan base, fayetteville, arkansas's 112 drive-in is closing after 42 years. >> i had to bring my family here so my kids would know what a drive-in was like. >> reporter: hollywood is banking on “black panther: wakanda forever” and “avatar: the way of the water” to boost end of the year box office. tom wait, cbs news, hollywood.
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>> reporter: this american airlines ground crew is prepping flight 372 for a trip into the history books. the dallas to phoenix flight is the first time in the airline's 96 years everyone involved, from the ramp to the gate -- >> we are honored to have you on board. >> reporter: -- in the cockpit and in the cabin are all black women. the flight celebrates the 100th anniversary of bessie coleman, the first african american woman to earn a pilot's license. coleman had to learn to fly in france because it wasn't an option here in the u.s. [ applause ] >> reporter: her great niece gigi was on the celebration flight. >> my great aunt, you've seen her license two years before amelia earhart. she wasn't in the history books. no one knew about her. >> reporter: she runs the bessie coleman aviation all-stars, an after school program inspiring kids, especially young people of color, to take flight. currently, more than 86% of airline pilots are white.
how often in your airline career have you had another black woman in the cockpit? >> so this is my second time in my career that i had a black woman in the cockpit. >> 21 years. >> in 21 years. now, i've never had an all-black female flight crew in my entire career. >> reporter: there are fewer than 150 black women airline pilots in the u.s. captain beth powell is one of them. she was at the controls of flight 372. >> representation is so important today because when you see someone in yourself, you know it's possible. i can do this, too. >> reporter: sharing the story of bessie coleman in hopes of inspiring the pilots of tomorrow. kris van cleave, cbs news, phoenix. >> amen to that. well, that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. coming up tonight on "60 minutes," how russia's attack on ukraine is affecting ballet companies. i'm jericka duncan in new york. we thank you so much for watching. have a great night.
>> live now on kpix 5 and streag on cbsn bay area, nervously waiting, divers claim they found found the body of a missing true teenager. but is it really her? >> we are -- we are in a war agt fentanyl. > >> and from overdoses to activi, mothers on the steps of a solut crisis. > >> plus, assault and arson at ps park in berkeley. good evening, i'm devin fehely. > >> a dye team says they have fod the body of missing teen kiely rodni. members ofa group calleds with purpose claim they found a car about 14 feet underwater. ts a body inside the car they say.e group didn't say exactly where
the car was found but they notid law enforcement. the 16-year-ols been missing since august 6th and last seen at a large party at a campground in the lake tahoe area. now search and rescue teams have spent the last last two weeks looking for her.y have been helped by law enforcet agencies including the fbi. > >> last year, more than 600 peoe in san francisco died from drug overdoses and today parents, city leaders and first respondes rallied at city hall for the first ever national fentanyl prn and awareness day. kpix 5's shawn chitnis was there with details. >> reporter: organizers of the y wanted to emphasize the unbeliee loss familiesationed because of this drug and the solutions they solutions they say will save lives. >> trevor was a wonderful human. with a beautiful heart. >> reporter: trevor leopold dief a fentanyl overdose at theage of of 18. and the three years since years since his passed, trevor's trevor's mother is one of many d