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"doctor strange 2" pulled in millions of dollars. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. it's monday, may 16th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." >> and now i have no brother. he's got my father. is that fair? >> a city in mourning. people in buffalo, new york, grieve after a gunman kills ten people at a grocery store. where the investigation stands this morning as we learn about the suspect's alleged past threats. baby formula crisis. how congress plans to tackle the nationwide shortage this week, and how long until the shelves are filled back up. [ applause ] surprise announcement. the life-changing graduation gift for nearly 300 students at an art school in california.
well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president biden and the flowed -- the first lady are planning to visit buffalo, new york, tomorrow as the city mourns the victims of a mass shooting at a supermarket. police identified the alleged gunman as 18-year-old payton gendron of conklin, new york. that's about 200 miles from buffalo. he appeared before a judge saturday. he pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges. ten people were killed and three others wounded in what officials are calling a racially motivated attack. most of the victims were black. bradley blackburn is in buffalo this morning with the very latest on all of this. bradley, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. this parking lot is where the shooting started before moving inside the tops grocery store. 11 of those 13 victims were black, and police do believe they were targeted specifically because of their race. the city of buffalo, new york, is in mourning after a mass shooting left ten dead at a
supermarket. >> this is not open season on african americans. >> reporter: investigators say suspect payton gendron specifically targeted the store because he wanted to kill as many black people as possible. the 18-year-old has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges. >> the evidence that we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime. >> reporter: last year police questioned him after he reportedly made threats at his high school in conklin, new york. >> they interviewed the subject and felt it was appropriate at this time to have that individual brought in for a mental health evaluation. state police did their job to the fullest that they could at that time. >> reporter: buffalo residents said they were astonished by the allegations. >> it boggles my mind that this young man traveled 200 miles, four hours, to target our community. it boggles the mind. >> reporter: president biden condemned the attack on sunday. the white house says the president and first lady will come here to buffalo tomorrow to join the city in mourning. police say gendron live streamed the attack.
though a spokesperson from the site insists it was pulled down within two minutes, it does raise questions about what more social media companies could or should be doing to prevent publicizing violence. and if the suspect is convicted, he could face life in prison without parole. one other note here -- this store is an anchor in this community. the only grocery store option for many people in the area who may not have access to a car. so until it can reopen, tops is offering shuttle buses to another location. determined that the shooter won't take anything away from this community. >> wow. bradley blackburn in buffalo, thank you so much. so following the mass shooting president biden voiced his anger about gun violence here in america. but as christina ruffini reports, it's unlikely lawmakers will find common ground on this controversial issue. we must all work together to address the hate. >> reporter: despite nearly 200
mass shootings already this year, lawmakers on capitol hill have been unable to find a way forward on gun control. >> well of course we are trying to do someting about gun violence. >> reporter: senator chris murphy says they need to try harder. >> i just think we can find common ground on some of these measures, targeted measures like restricting the size of magazines. if we can't, why not just put it up for a vote and show americans which side that you're on. >> reporter: the shooting came just one day after the president urged local officials to spend $10 billion of that american rescue plan money on public safety. >> taking action today is going to save lives tomorrow. >> reporter: a recent cbs news poll found 59% of americans say crime should be a higher priority issue. 61% disapprove of how the president is handling it. the brady campaign against gun violence issued a statement urging all leaders from local to federal to use this tragedy as an opportunity to act. christina ruffini, cbs news, the
white house. ahead on "cbs mornings," we'll get an update on the buffalo shooting investigation from mayor byron brown and find out how the community is coping with this tragedy. police in southern california are investigating another deadly shooting. this time at a church. one person was killed and five others wounded yesterday -- in yesterday's shooting at a presbyterian church in laguna woods. it happened during a lunch reception. the suspect identified as an asian man in his 60s was taken into custody. investigators say up to 40 people were inside the church at the time, and most are believed to be of taiwanese descent. police credited church-goers with saving lives. >> we believe a group of church-goers detained him and hog-tied his legs with an extension cord and confiscated at least two weapons. he was detained when the deputies arrived. >> there's no word on a possible motive for this shooting. house speaker nancy pelosi says lawmakers will take up two pieces of legislation this week to help ease the nationwide
shortage of baby formula. she says that one bill would loosen some of the red tape impacting how people can buy formula, and the other would allow the u.s. to purchase formula from other countries. meanwhile, transportation secretary pete buttigieg says the biden administration is working to end the baby formula shortage. yesterday on "face the nation" he said the government acted quickly after the nation's leading supplier of baby formula, abbott nutrition, announced a recall in february due to bacteria concerns at a michigan plant. >> companies make formula, and one of those companies, a company which by the way seems to have 40% market share messed up and is unable to confirm that a plant, a major plant is safe and free of contamination. the most important thing is to get that plant in michigan up and running safely. >> on friday, president biden said that there would be significantly more formula on
store shelves in a matter of weeks. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says that he expects the senate will approve an additional $40 billion aid package for ukraine. mcconnell says that he believes the chamber will vote on the measure wednesday. it's being held up over the objection of kentucky senator rand paul. the house has already approved the package. mcconnell and three other republican senators made a surprise visit to kyiv on saturday to meet with ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy. yesterday mcconnell said finland and sweden would be important additions to nato after both nations expressed interest in joining the alliance. he is also calling on president biden to designate russia as a state sponsor of terrorism over its invasion of ukraine. so coming up, health emergency on the campaign trail. a senate candidate in pennsylvania suffers a setback at a high-profile race. and suspending fears. thrill-seekers walk across a new record-breaking bridge. this is the "cbs morning news."
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some businesses in china's biggest city are being allowed to reopen today after a six-week lockdown due to a surge in covid cases. authorities say supermarkets, malls, and restaurants in shanghai can open in a limited capacity. a city official says it is aiming to allow normal life to resume june 1st. the city is now seeing a decline in daily new infections. a new record-breaking bridge opened, and a senate candidate suffered a health emergency. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "pittsburgh post-gazette" reports pennsylvania lieutenant governor john fetterman, front-runner in tomorrow's democratic u.s. senate primary, is recovering from a stroke. in a statement yesterday, the 52-year-old said that he suffered a stroke last week from a blood clot caused by an irregular heartbeat. he said doctors were able to completely remove the clot and reverse the stroke.
he also said doctors told him that he did not suffer any cognitive damage. the "chicago tribune" says mayor lori lightfoot ordered a curfew banning unaccompanied minors from millennium park after a 16-year-old was shot and killed. authorities say that he was shot during an altercation near a popular tourist attraction known as the bean. police say a 17-year-old male believed to be the shooter was taken into custody. more than two dozen minors and five adults were also arrested at the park. eight guns were confiscated. >> too many guns are making their hands way into the hands of those who have too little respect for the sanctity of life. gun violence has somehow become the commonplace solution to petty grievances and conflicts. >> minors without an adult will not be allowed in the park after 6:00 p.m. thursdays through sundays. and "reuters" says tourists felt fear and adrenaline as the
world's longest pedestrian suspension foot bridge opened in the czech republic. it's more than 2,300-feet long and hangs 312 feet above the valley below. it took two years to build and connects two mountain bridges near the polish border. up to 500 people will be allowed on the bridge at any single time, and it will be closed if the winds hit 84 miles per hour. still to come, a historic airbnb booking. a cabaret landmark in paris is available for an overnight stay for the very first time. e. from prom dresses to workouts and new adventures you hope the more you give the less they'll miss. but even if your teen was vaccinated against meningitis in the past they may be missing vaccination for meningitis b. although uncommon, up to 1 in 5 survivors of meningitis will have long term consequences. now as you're thinking about all the vaccines your teen might need make sure you ask your doctor if your teen is missing meningitis b vaccination.
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consumers who bought the affected products are advised to throw them away. new zealand has a new plan for getting all of its citizens greener. the government says it's going to help pay for lower income families to ditch their gas-powered cars and replace them with electric vehicles. it's the latest effort in the nation's plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. and the iconic moulin rouge windmill could be your next stop at an airbnb. this week three lucky guests could stay at a secret room in the parisian house. bookings will come with show tickets, backstage theater access, and a three-course french meal. the going rate for the once in a lifetime stay -- one euro. that's your cbs "money watch" report for this monday morning. i'm elise preston. cbs news, new york. the first of two total lunar eclipses this year was visible in parts of the world last night.
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motivated attack. most of the victims were black. the suspect has pleaded not guilty. house speaker nancy pelosi says lawmakers will consider two pieces of legislation this week to help ease the nationwide shortage of baby formula. she says one bill would loosen some of the red tape impacting how some people can buy formula, and the other would allow the u.s. to purchase formula from other countries. after a ten-day recess, the johnny depp/amber heard trial resumes in a courtroom, and so does the trial by social media. carter evans has more. [ cheers ] >> reporter: while johnny depp's arrival looked more like red carpet premieres, on the stand the actor is adamant. >> i have never struck a woman in my life. >> reporter: his ex-wife amber heard tearfully detailed gripping allegations of sexual and physical abuse. >> my head was against the bar, and i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: heard's sister
could take the stand along with johnny depp's ex-girlfriend, ellen barkin. how important is it that she have witnesses? >> reporter: attorney general kimberly lau is following the trial. >> if they are credible witnesses, i think it could really hurt depp's case. all she has to show is that there is at least one instance of domestic violence. >> reporter: depp is suing his ex for $50 million claiming she defamed him in a "washington post" op-ed. on social media, heard is facing repeated attacks from depp supporters who say she's simply acting on the stand. >> there certainly is a lot of victim shaming going on online. from wanting to move forward and publicly speak out. >> reporter: the judge wants to hear closing arguments by may 27th. carter evans, cbs news. coming up on "cbs mornings," an update on the buffalo shooting investigation. we'll hear from buffalo mayor byron brown. plus, what the government is
doing to get baby formula back on the shelves. we're going to speak with the fda commissioner, dr. robert califf. and in "kindness 101," a mechanic whose determination helped him fulfill a dream. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ have a great day. ♪