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captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, just as the summer travel season is about to start, the new pain at the pump with the record prices and the shocking prediction about how much a gallon of gas could cost you come this august. the skyrocketing price as gas hits $4.59 a gallon. tonight, the strain on your wallet, and the wild ride on wall street as the fears of a recession grow. scorching heat hits the east coast. new york city, philadelphia, boston. we'll tell you where the hot temperatures are expected to break records. plus a tornado tears through a michigan town. baby formula hospitalizations. the news tonight about children going to the hospital because they can't get the formula they need. >> she was always vomiting.
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she didn't sleep at all. >> o'donnell: breaking news: a judge blocks president biden's plan to let migrants claim asylum at the border for the first time in two years. tonight's other top headlines: the u.s. says it will keep 100,000 troops in europe for the foreseeable future. secret service scandal: why two officers were sent home from president biden's asia trip. and the white house who confirmf monkeypox, with 80 cases so far. tonight, the warning about the rare disease here in the u.s. and "on the road," with the story of one lucky cat, and the family that never gave up ho >> o'donnell: good evening, and thank you for joining us. tonight, you may have noticed filling up your car or truck is especially painful right now.
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well, you're not alone as gas prices are an all-time high. the national average stands the $4.59, $1.55 more than it was a year ago. while gas prices are up, stocks are down. the weakenedded in the red after flirting with a bear market, despite spocks making a late-day rally, all closed down on the week. the tech-heavy nasdaq posted its seventh straight week of losses. there is one bright spot. a bloomberg report shows the u.s. outpacing china with g.d.p. fears of a recession loom over the nation. we have a lot of news to quiet to tonight, and cbs' errol barnett will start us off. good evening, errol. >> reporter: good evening, norah. plenty of americans are seeing red tonight and feeling the financial pressure of an economy
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potentially heading toward recession. from coast to coast, customers and businesses are trying to make ends meet, but they're telling cbs news that is becoming more difficult every day. there are danger signs everywhere tonight for the american consumer. the cost of gas continues to rise. >> the prices are getting crazy. >> reporter: food prices are spiking. >> we don't have that kind of money. >> reporter: and corporate profits are taking major hits, sending markets plummeting this week. the dow down for seven straight weeks, the worst wall street performance in more than two decades. the war in ukraine and covid-related factory closures in china are fueling the worst inflation in 40 years. >> most of our delivery distributors are adding a fuel surcharge now to all of our orders. >> reporter: armen tufenkjian trucks in cheese from wisconsin for his pizzeria in southern california, higher shipping costs now reflected on the menu. >> we have to raise the prices to the consumer, you know, so that we can still, you know,
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make money to pay the bills and everything. >> reporter: gas prices have hit records for 11 consecutive days, but it's the price of diesel, up 75% over last year, that's impacting marcy robinson' moving company in ohio. >> trucking as an industry is having challenges. >> reporter: her drivers have had to change their approach to cutcosts. >> we've asked them to not use the air conditioning, you know, to cool down the truck for 25 minutes. and we've asked people to in a sense car pool. instead of using two trucks for one job. >> reporter: despite high gas prices, many americans say they will hit the road this summer, but 70% say record-high fuel prices have some effect on their travel plans. >> not long ago, i could fill up for probably $55, 60 bucks. now, i have to say, maybe $80. it's crazy. >> reporter: now, look, those gas prices are unlikely to come down any time soon. in fact, j.p. morgan estimates
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if current trends con could see nationwide averages about $6 per gallon by august. those very steep prices, norah, already being paid by drivers in california. >> o'donnell: that's expensive. errol, thank you. from record high gas prices to record-high temperatures. a blast of summer-like heat is moving over the eastern seaboard with advisories in effect for boston, new york city, and philadelphia. let's bring in meteorologist mike bettes from our partners at the weather channel. it's going to be hot. good evening, mike. >> oh, good evening to you, norah. indeed, it will be, intense heat from the deep south all the way through new england, this happen showing you all the locations with these red dots, where we'll set record highs from deep south texas all the way into northern vermont. look at some of these places from nashville, all the way to burlington, to places like hartford, connecticut. the numbers, pretty insane, no question about it. philadelphia 97 to start weekend. 96 in d.c. and richmond. those will set records.
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94 in concord, new hampshire. then you take a look at sunday's numbers, 94 in boston, our warmest temperature of the year, and almost record setting for some places where we could temperatures all time may highs. and of course there's the snow to the west, placing like colorado springs in denver, heavy snow on the way. anor,the ill opendre getting as much as another two feet of snow, believe it or not. >> o'donnell: mike bettes, thank you so much. from heat to severe storms, multiple homes and businesses were torn apart in gaylord, michigan, after a tornado blew through the community this afternoon. take a look. trees and power lines were knocked down, roofs were ripped off, and cars slipped over. there were multiple reports of severe injuries. also this breaking news. a federal judge in louisiana has blocked the biden administration from ending a policy to expel migrants seeking asylum to prevent the spread of covid. at least 20 states sued to stop the administration from lifting the order, known as title 42.
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customs and border protection say it has turned away nearly two million migrants under title 42. the policy was set to end on monday. now to the baby formula shortage that seems to be growing more dire by the hour. tonight, more hospitals are reporting children needing treatment because they aren't getting enough nutrition due to the crisis. here's cbs' jamie yuccas in los angeles. >> reporter: parents are becoming even more frantic as formula becomes nearly impossible to find. a lack of formula has sent at least four babies to a children's hospital in south carolina. an atlanta hospital is also treating children due to the shortage. would you describe this as a crisis? >> oh, absolutely. i have never seen anything like this. >> reporter: dr. mark corkins treated a toddler and a preschooler who were hospitalized at his facility in memphis this week. they had specific nutritional needs. >> they come in dehydrated. you give them i.v. fluids and
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nutrition by vein, but that's not long-term solution. >> reporter: dr. corkins says parents whose children don't have nutritional issues should feel confident trying another type of formula, but for some moms, like ashley strom, there are few options. >> she was always vomiting. she didn't sleep at all. >> reporter: seven-and-a-half--month-old chloe cannot tolerate dairy and now can drink only one specific type of formula. how hard is it to live in a time when you may not be able to feed her what she needs again? >> it's terrifying, what if i couldn't find her specific formula, because it's not like chloe can eat whatever is available. >> reporter: even though he's a pediatrician, dr. corkins says before the formula crisis, he had no idea that just one factory makes 80% of the amino acid formula that his two patients desperately need. norah. >> o'donnell: i know, that's just stunning. jamie yuccas, thank you so much.
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well, tonight, buffalo, known as the city of good neighbors, said its final good-bye to the first of the victims in the tops supermarket hate-fueled mass shooting. hundreds attended the funeral of 67-year-old heyward patterson. he was assisting a neighbor with groceries when he was killed. tonight, in a network exclusive, we're learning one victim's family intends to fight for justice by going after a major gun manufacturer. here's cbs' jericka duncan. >> reporter: 53-year-old andre macneil was gunned down just after purchasing his three-year-old son's birthday cake. >> he was shot in the neck, and my father was 6'7". there was no missing him. >> he had five children and he loved us all. >> reporter: macneil's daughters, still have many questions regarding the accused shooter. >> we're so confused. it's like how did he get this weapon? and i also blame the people who released him last year. they blamed it on mental health. >> reporter: who else do you
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all blame? >> the gun company. >> the gun company. >> the gun company for sure. >> reporter: because of that they retained attorney john elmore and his daughter, christian elmore garcia. >> the family is in a state of shock. >> reporter: they're investigating potential claims against remington, which produced the bush master rifle, allegedly used in saturday's massacre. >> so i reached out to the lawyer in connecticut, josh coshkof, who had the only successful lawsuit against a gun manufacturer of an ar-15. and he said he would be willing to help. >> reporter: why go after remington? >> this weapon that was used, it is designed for the military. it's designed for war. >> reporter: new data released this week from an a.t.f. report found the number of firearms manufactured-yeed yearly in this country has tripled to more than 11 million by 2020.
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daysa brown says she met with the president earlier this week. she told him she believes more guns and more hands is only part of the problem. >> i want people to understand, with this happening, it should make you guys want to come together so we can stop it from happening again. >> reporter: taking on this case is personal for the elmore family. in 1974, john elmore's father was shot in the head and severely wounded while responding to a school shooting in upstate new york. norah, three people died in that. >> o'donnell: jericka, thank you for all your reporting this week. turning overseas now, president biden arrived in south korea today, his first visit to asia since taking office. but the start of the trip has been overshadowed by two secret service agents on the advance team who are involved in an embarrassing incident and ordered to return to the states. cbs' nancy cordes is traveling with the president. >> reporter: the incident happened one day before
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president biden landed in soel, in his hotel. two secret service employees who were helping to prepare for the president's visit, went out for a night of bar hopping. one of them allegedly got into a drunken altercation with a taxi driver. the secret service says the two were put on a plane back home and will be placed on administrative leave. it isn't the first time secret service agents have been accused of going overboard abroad. a prostitution scandal in columbia in 2012 led to a new agency policy-- no alcohol 10 hours before the start of a shift. the president is in asia to bolster u.s. alliances at an uncertain time. here in seoul, he stressed the need to establish new supply chains that don't rely on competitors, like russia and china. >> a critical component of how we'll do that nmy view, is by working with close part flers
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who do share our values, like the republic of coria. >> reporter: the white house was also bracing for a possible north korean nuclear test. the hermit kingdom has already launched more missiles in 2022 than the previous two years combined. a former diplomat who defected from north korea in 2019, says there's a reason those tests are ramping up. "right now is good timing," he says, ""because currently the u.s. is busy with the war in ukraine." president biden will stay in seoul for another day and a half meeting with the new south korean president and u.s. service members. from here he heads to tokyo for an economic summit with the leaders of japan, australia, and india.
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norah. >> o'donnell: nancy cordes thank you. also tonight, russia claims to have complete control over the battle-scarred city of mariupol, after the last of the ukrainian fighters in a besieged steel plant were removed. but fighting around ukraine's second largest city of kharkiv is intensifying, where the only safety is below ground. here is debora patta. >> reporter: in a dimly lit coroner of this gloomy basement sits the last child left in kutnuzivka, eight-year-old tymofiy seidov. the days are marked on the calendar-- 84 since he moved in. at the beginning of the war, there were 140 people living down here, 40 of them kid. some managed to flee but the rest got stuck here. dark circles ring the eyes of the young and the old. sleep has not come easily. above a brutal battle was being fought. vladimir putin had set his sights on capturing the city of
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kharkiv. kutnuzivka was in the way. "the soldiers stole our apartment," this woman says, "and forced us to live down here." just 15 miles from the russian border, the village was only recently liberated. the russian troops may have been pushed out, but their rockets can still fly in. tymofiy is too traumatized to even talk about it. you must have been scared. "yes," is all he said. all his friends have left the bunker. he misses them the most. do you have a best friend? where is your friend now? "they ran away," he says sadly. everyone here thought they were going to die. "we just covered our ears," said his mom, and curled up together. today, volunteers brought food and water and even a rubick's cube for the little boy. it will help pass the time.
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he used to draw pictures of sunny skies and happy homes. the colors are beautiful. now it's only monsters and tanks. debora patta, cbs news, kutnuzivka. >> o'donnell: and still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," health officials warn that more cases of monkeypox are likely coming to the u.s. what you need to know. breztri won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. it is not for asthma. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition... ...or high blood pressure before taking it. don't take breztri more than prescribed. breztri may increase your risk of thrush, pneumonia, and osteoporosis. call your doctor if worsened breathing, chest pain, mouth or tongue swelling,... ...problems urinating, vision changes, or eye pain occur. if you have copd, ask your doctor about breztri. wealth is breaking ground on your biggest project yet. worth is giving the people who build it a solid foundation.
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was their baby, a cat named ritz. >> i mean, at that point, they are your kids. >> it is a member of the family. >> reporter: at least, he was. until 2006, when ritz bolted out the apartment door, down the stairs, and never returned. >> we spent months, you know, looking all around, talking to the shelters and, yeah, anything we could think of, we tried. >> reporter: when did you finally give up? >> i don't know that you ever really give up. >> reporter: in fact, she still has his lost pet poster. >> i felt like if i deleted it, it never happened, and he would be forgotten, and i couldn't do that. >> reporter: and so, her sliver of hope remained through that decade and into the next and into the next. 16 years came and went, until... six miles from jason's old apartment building a woman found a stray cat living in this trailer park. the cat was in such terrible shape, she brought it over to
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this veterinary office to be put down. but before doing so, as is standard procedure, the vet scanned the vat for a microchip. at that very moment, jason got an automated text, "cat ritz has been found." i thought that has to be a mistake. i'm thinking they recycled the microchip number. and she's upstairs and overheard me and she said, "what did you just say?" >> she's been gone 16 years. i didn't think this was possible. come on, ritz. >> reporter: and, yet, there he is, the record holder. no pet reunited because of a mihist longer. today, deste two bumtz is on the aas his favorite chair picked out and is now enjoying the attention of the brother and sister he never knew. ritz has a very sweet demeanor. which means he may have been a house cat at some point, but there's no telling. all we know for certain is that for 16 years, ritz was lost, but hope was never.
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hakeem jeffries. >> judge judy: this was the first time you rented out the front of your house? >> and the last. [ laughs ] >> announcer: her new tenant was in demand. >> judge judy: the police were executing a warrant, looking for, i assume, mr. jackson? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and they broke down the door? >> announcer: now she's sorry he came back. >> judge judy: what was that warrant for, sir? >> assault with a deadly weapon. >> judge judy: it got too much for you. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: you evicted them. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution demetra dunbar is suing her former tenants, marquise and kenisha jackson, for unpaid rent and utilities and damages resulting from a police invasion. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 509
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on the calendar in the matter of dunbar vs. jackson. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. ma'am, have a seat. >> judge judy: ms. dunbar, you rented a portion of your house. it was the front portion of your house? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: to mr. and mrs. jackson. and do they have children? >> yes. >> judge judy: how many? >> one. >> judge judy: so the three of them were living there? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: okay, and when did you rent the house to them? >> i rented the house to them for august 1st, ma'am, of 2016. >> judge judy: did they have a lease? >> no, we had a verbal agreement, ma'am. >> judge judy: so you had a month-to-month lease. >> month-to-month agreement. >> judge judy: and what was the rent? >> the rent was $1,200 plus half of the utilities. >> judge judy: half of the utilities because you were living in the back part of the house? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: okay. came a point when you evicted them. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: when was that? >> i actually served them a 30-day notice on january the 6th of 2017. >> judge judy: and when did they move out? >> they actually moved out february.

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