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tv   CBS Weekend News  CBS  September 17, 2022 5:30pm-6:00pm PDT

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taxpayers that's the most p effective way to do it. >> vice president harris'. >> there is a one-month-old babe on the bus. >> the governors of texas and florida say they are willing to use taxpayer money for the buses and even flights. texas has spent $12 million on transportation costs. >> >> today a hurricane warning was issued for puerto rico as tropical storm fiona powers up. it's blamed for at least one
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death in the friench caribbean island of guadalupe. mike, what is the latest? >> reporter: good evening. speaking of guadalupe, they had over 16.5 inches. fee on a, it's better organized on the satellite loop tonight and it will strengthen tonight and tomorrow. it is settnding the worst of th weather to the u.s. and virgin islands. the biggest threat up to a foot-rain or more in the mountains and hillsides with the steep terrain, flash flooding, mudslides and road closures very likely. wind gusts 60 to 70 miles an hour will knock out power. noon today for fiona hit over 100,000 homes without power. there is the track. it clipped puerto rico in the western bapart of the island. that moves through the mona passage a watch for parts of the dominican republic. heavy rain there. then it tracks north. it misses the season bahamas. but look out bermuda by the m
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middle oft week. island has 365 shelters up and running ahead of fiona. >> mike seidel, thank you. world leaders on their way to london for monday's state funeral for queen elizabeth ii. president joe biden and first lady dr. jill biden arrived tonight stepping off air force once outside the british capital. >> reporter: well, mourners from around the world continue to join that 15-hour line as tonight the queen's grandchildren share their grief. they came to stand vigil for the queen. but to all eight of elizabeth ii's grandchildren, she was affectionately their granny. as the public streamed past them in the westminster hall, their silent vigil somehow felt private and personal with prince william at the head of the late
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monarch's coffin and experience harry at the footss in milita ur king charles' request. it's the first time the duke of sussex has done so since he and his wife meghan stepped back adds working royals in 2020. built over 900 years ago, westminster hall is an ancient symbol of imperial power. the oldest part of the palace of westminster that houses parliament. the last century, british monarchs are brought to lie in state. >> king george vi a blessed and glorious memory. >> reporter: including the queen's father, king george vi, in 1952, and half a century later his wife, elizabeth, the queen mother, was afforded the same honor. but never have we seen scenes like this. mourners waiting in lines so long, it could be seen from space. as westminster hall continues to be a destination for tens of thousands to pay their final
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rchlts respects. earlier in the day, king charles and prince william were met with cheers as they surprised mourners waiting it in the five-mile line. they shook hands and thanked people who had been waiting in some cases throughout the night. >> it was a fantastic experience to meet both of them, and humbling experience as well. we seen what they do for the country and you see how much people love them. >> reporter: world leaders have started arriving here in london ahead of the state funeral or monday. but president biden and the first lady expected to pay respects to the queen at westminster hall on sunday. imtiaz tiab. to the war on ukraine. outrage of russian war crimes. >> reporter: it's the smell that hits you.
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in this pine forest on the outskirts of izium, overwhelming, unbearable, death on an industrial scale. this is where russia came to hide its crimes and these are the men and women who are determined to uncover them. the work is exhausting. they have been at it for months now. but nothing could prepare them for this. >> everywhere you look, in front, behind, either side, there are shallow graves, bodies of people killed over the past nearly seven months. some of them are military. most of them are civilians. wooden crosses mark the graves. most are numbered. a few have names. like this entire family, a young couple buried next to their 6-year-old daughter. investigators led by kharkiv's chief war crimes prosecutor are
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exhuming the bodies, some bear the signs of torture. we found bodies with rope around their neck and hands, he told us. anatoly thought he would end up in one of these graves, too. weeping, he told us he had been imprisoned over 100 days by russian soldiers. they tortured me using electric shocks. my nerves are shattered. some of those imprisoned with him did not get out alive. he believes they will be found here in this massive burial site that haunts the town of izium. cbs news, izium, ukraine. and china disastrous excite
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sight. a massive firefighter fire. remarkably, no injuries or deaths. in colorado at least three people were killed after two single-engine planes collided midair near a small airport outside boulder. tonight america's freight and commuter trains are running as scheduled after an 11th hour tentative settlement with their unions. but with 11 million u.s. jobs open right now, american workers feel empowered. from los angeles, here is mark strassmann. >> we are the tip of the spear! >> reporter: 15 ,000 nurses sic of it. a three-day walkout in minnesota. a protest over salaries and staffing. >> stand up for the working people of america. >> three, four. >> we won't take it anymore! >> reporter: more strikes this month, teachers in seattle and nursing home workers in pennsylvania. a nationwide railroad strike averted at the last minute would have thrown the economy off track. railroad unions forced
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concessions. other unions noticed. >> i think it empowers people to have that risk for the option of a strike. yes, i think there will continue to be potential work stoppages. >> reporter: american workers flexing their leverage. this year 15 involving at least 1,000 workers. a cornell university study tracks 271 strikes of all sizes that started this year. almost double last year's number for the same period. more american workers are voting it unionize from amazon warehouse workers to starbucks baristas. unions have won more than 600 elections in 2022. the most in nearly two decades. >> but it's the threat of a union, an organizing drive, which has changed the behavior of employers to not be quite as bad. >> reporter: the state with morning strikes this year than
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any other, here in california. often the issue isn't money, it's working conditions. the message from workers, treat me better or else. mark strassmann, cbs news, los angeles. straight ahead on the "cbs weekend news," chicago's outlaws. the once underground activist group still fighting for a woman's right to choose. and breaking protocols. how queen elizabeth embraced americans.
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this week indiana anderson west virginia joined 13 states opposing a near total ban on abortion. former activists went by the code name jane. >> reporter: eileen smith is a proud member of the most unlikely group of outlaws.
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>> from 1968 to 1973 we provided illegal abortions in the city of chicago. and it was an underground group. no one really know that we were doing it. >> we were ordinary women trying to save women's lives, but we were criminals. >> reporter: recently released hbo documentary shares the story of the jane collective, a group of chicago women who provided over 11,000 illegal abortions before roe v. wade. >> i had an abortion through them and it was the best medical experience i ever had. >> reporter: in 1972 police arrested seven women in connection to the secret operation. the charges were later dropped. >> there were 11 counts of conspiracy to commit abortion. 110 years for each of us. that's a long time. >> reporter: called on jane for an abortion and later volunteered. >> it was an incredible lesson in sisterhood.
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nobody wants to break the law when they are trying to help people, but we had no choice. >> reporter: with the supreme court's to overturn roe v. wade in june, the former janes say their work is relevant today. >> we have, especially men, in washington passing laws that know nothing about the human body. >> anger. sorrow. we're back having to deal with these same issues. >> reporter: decades after the janes outlaw ways, the fight over access to abortions goes on. charlie de mar, cbs news, chicago. still ahead on the "cbs weekend news," finding a perfect blend between grape growing and science to help fight the extremes of climate change.
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grapes in california's wine extreme after another, from a
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deep freeze to drought and excessive heat. a crisis so dire, it threatens the future of a $45 billion industry. in tonight's "weekend journal," elizabeth cook shows us how growers and scientists are fighting back. >> reporter: a severe drought rising temperatures and major fires. all threaten to disrupt a california treasure. >> i am in the heart of wine country. behind me these vines make some of the best cav in the world. those in the industry are worried that the changing climate will impact their future. how has climate change impacted your crop? >> dramatically. >> reporter: the largest grape grower in northern california. >> we have never seen drought like this, early harvests like this. >> reporter: steve is a celebrated winemaker. both see the dangers of climate change and like many in the valley are determined to fight back. >> fighting fire.
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worrying about fire. >> we need to be smart as farmers and we need to prepare for it. >> reporter: at their disposal some innovative strategies tested on this 40-acre vineyard run by uc davis. >> we are forward thinkers. the researchers and industry are working together and we are thinking of ways to control the environment. >> reporter: teams are studying root stalks to see which are the most drought and heat resistant. rows of vines are planted in a different direction to avoid direct sun and layers of leaves as well as artificial shades canopy the fruit in an attempt to keep the clusters cooler. >> it provides, it lessens the amount of water being evaporated from the soil in the vineyard. >> reporter: another challenge, wildfires. burning wood creates tiny compounds that can seep into grapes. >> a drought condition, i'll lose a part of my harvest. with the smoke, i could lose the whole thing.
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>> reporter: if there is a wildfire, fresh smoke still contains these compounds close to a vineyard, grapes are like little sponges, unfortunately, and they do absorb things from the atmosphere. >> reporter: these compounds and not the smoke can taint the wine. >> think of if you can imagine licking an ashtray. >> reporter: researchrs are working on sensors to detect these compounds on vineyards. they are also working on ways to filter em thought of tainted grapes. andy and steve are ready to adapt. we know that we need to implement technology. >> so we can continue to have a healthy business and make world-class wines 25 years from now. >> reporter: elizabeth cook, cbs news, napa valley. next on the "cbs weekend news," three cheers. marking the return of the world's oldest beer festival.
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. the beer is flowing in munich as oktoberfest returned after a two-year break forced by the pandemic of the first keg was tapped today as tradition holdspy the city's mayor. as they say in germany -- >> another kind of party in chicago. all but shut down the city's downtown. for mexican heritage, people pack inside with flags flown high. traffic was stalled for hours and respond tan yours partiers dance fd intersections and set off fireworks. chicago police said the gridlock was dangerous, stalling ambulances and fire trucks. royal visits. a look back at how americans welcomed the queen in our own unique way.
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finally tonight, queen elizabeth made six official visits to the united states during her reign. sometimes royal protocols were
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forgotten. here is scott mcfarland. >> reporter: queen elizabeth met with 13 u.s. presidents during a reign that began during the truman administration. but during her state visit to washington in 1991 it was this moment that still is being discussed. side by side with first lady barbara bush during a visit to a housing project that had been struggling with drug violence, she met the late alice frazier, who broke the royal protocol and hugged the queen. she smiled and appeared to welcome the embrace. former d.c. mayor sharon pratt was there. >> i was, you know, excited to see her, but i became quite wowed by her once i met her. >> reporter: you were wowed by her? >> i was. she was so natural. so available. so unpretentious. >> reporter: she says the community was so excited, frazier stayed up to make a meal of chicken, potatoes and devilled eggs to at least offer to the queen.
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that left a mark in this community decades later. this area struggling economically, renamed the street she visited queen stroll place. in 2007 during a later state visit to washington the queen joined first lady laura bush at children's national hospital where ceo dr. newman says protocol was again disregarded. >> i'm leaning in. somebody said later you shouldn't have done that. she didn't seem to care. >> reporter: the hospital, which treats children with cancer and traumatic injuries, says the queen's warmth was a needed moment of joy for the parents of the young patients. and a measure of a monarch who realized sometimes the best protocol is to break protocol. scott mcafarland, cbs news, washington. that is the "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. i'm adriana diaz in chicago. good night.
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after such a dry year you would think people in the business of growing plants woul welcome a little rain. but in the wind district as always, time exhibiting. there is no calm before the storm at this winery in st st. helena the place is packed as it is enjoyed the glorious weather in the outdoor venue. to think it because molyneux is going to be riding which is my cat definitely. were going to go only one day easy for president tom davies, the stormy the chester is working to get a few days rest. they been picking nonstop for weeks. it was a most like an avalanche of fruit ripening art one time kezia positive high percent of his crop is in and all of us takes our full


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