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it's thursday october 8th. coming up up. president obama issues a direct apology to the head of doctors without borders but that is just the beginning. >> this doesn't change anything. we appreciate the expression of condolences. but it doesn't change the fact that we have 22 dead patients and staff. >> a hard pounding rescue as the worker dangerously dangles. plus a whole new hands on approach to politics and the press. and then something that hasn't happened since 1945 as a shutout propels the cubs closer to a
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world series. "early today" starts now. i am eamon mohyeldin. right now a dramatic escalation of tensions between u.s. and moscow. and the crowded air space has now become a problem with high risk encounter in the skies over head. >> vladimir putin firing missiles into syria for the first time from his warship. and firing goals. seven of them. winning a hockey game. >> we believe russia has the wrong strategy. they continue to hit targets that are not isil. we believe this is a fundamental mistake. >> putin's sarcastic rhetoric.
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meeting with his defense minister, he says if the u.s. knows the situation better let them share targets with us and we will work with them. in fact it is a dangerous game of chicken by the two super powers. and russian jets came within a few miles of several u.s. predator drones since the russian air campaign began. >> they are coordinating actively with assad's forces to support activities to retake terrain that the assad regime has lost to the rebels. >> plaeps also violated turkey's air space, further raising the risk of a super power clash. if turkish forces were hit, the u.s. as nato's ally would be only gated to come to their aid. >> rupert murdoch following the tweet at least night.
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seemed to compare ben carson to current president barack obama. he wrote ben and candy carson terrific. what about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide and much else. murdock has been publicly supportive of carson but this tweet got so much attention even legendary producer normal leer weighed in. he tweeted really rupert? now you're being silly. and hillary clinton talked about tpp. >> what i know about it as of today i am not in favor of what i have learned about it. >> the massive trade deal is one of the most divisive issues among the democratic party. as secretary of state clinton helped negotiate the deal and once called it the gold standard of international trade deals. according to the ap, after she left office in 2013 clinton's
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private e-mail server was the subject of attempted cyber attacks out of china, south korea and germany. and overnight clinton's team is unveiling a new plan to crack down on wall street. she's proposing a tax on high frequency trading as well as closing a hedge fund loophole. and john kasich is facing criticism this morning for a joke he made on monday. a student at the university of virginia raised her hand to ask a question. here is how he responded. >> i don't have any tickets for, you know, for taylor swift or anything or, you know, lincoln -- go ahead. yeah. so exciting. yeah. well, it turns out that the student isn't to happy with kasich's comment. in fact she wrote this article in her university's newspaper and it's gone viral. it's titled no, john kasich, i don't want taylor swift tickets.
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in it she writes i didn't go to a town hall forum to get taylor swift tickets i went because i vote, please start treating me like one. >> carried out on doctors without borders. 22 dead and many others injuries. richard engel has the latest on that. >> after struggling to explain how and why the u.s. bombed a hospital in afghanistan, the president made a call. >> this morning from the oval office president obama spoke by telephone with doctors without borders international president dr. joann liu to apologize and express his condolences for the ms staff and patients who were killed and injured when a u.s. military air strike mistakenly struck an msf hospital in kunduz afghanistan over the weekend. >> but the apology may be too late. >> this doesn't change anything.
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we appreciate the expression of condolences. but it doesn't change the fact that we have 22 dead patients and staff that were killed as a result of this attack. >> doctors without borders allowed our cameras access to the injured now recovering in kabul, who described the bombing, the yelling and the chaos likes doom's day. >> the united states when we make a mistake we're honest about it. we own up to it. >> but for days the u.s. military kept changing its story, first saying u.s. troops were under fire. then acknowledging they weren't. then saying afghan troops had "the air strike. unnamed officials suggested low level u.s. officers were at fault. what started as a response to 9/11 now has the u.s. accused of a war crime for bombing a hospital, a war set to last at least another year, maybe much longer. >> that was nbc's richard engel reporting. despite the apology doctors
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without borders is still demanding the attacks be investigated for a war crime. right now south carolina beach communities are preparing for a second hit of flooding this time not from the sky but from water flowing out from the inland. crews are dropping sandbags. some as big as 2,000 pounds torques help fortify dams across the state. 62 are still being monitored and 13 are already failed. the death toll is now up to 19 in the carolinas. the most recent when a pickup truck drove into a washed out gap in the road. and it is becoming more apparent that the damages associated with this flood could reach a billion dollars. house republicans meet today to choose their candidate for the next speaker of the house. kevin mccarthy is considered the front runner. also in the race are jason chaffetz and daniel webster. the more conservative wing backing website er.
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brave live in washington, what can we expect today. >> we can expect some discord. some are already said they are not supporting mccarthy. he is still considered the front runner. he's the majority leader. he is the number two behind boehner. but the problem is some conservatives think he is too much like john boehner. they have been fighting for a greater voice within the party and not inclined to support mccarthy. jason chaffetz has been a conservative critic and outspoken critic within the party. so we're expecting he will get a decent amount of support and then daniel webster, who is not nearly as well known is the person that the conservative freedom caucus says they are voting for today. about 40 lawmakers there. today an internal vote, that final vote to choose the house speaker is october 29th when democrats get to weigh in. and are they likely to support
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one of these? or as some of them are say already saying now, they are going for nancy pelosi. she's had the job before. >> thanks for that update. an elected official in alabama has been released from jail after assaulting a reporter it. happened as the journalist questions commissioner newsom about whether he'd resign in light of several voter fraud convictions. after a few pushes this happened. >> would you be willing to resign if it would mean a better deal. >> hey let me tell you something. get. >> that drew blood. the city commissioner was later arrested on misdemeanor assault charges. newsom is out on $500 bond. nbc meteorologist bill karins has the thursday forecast. how's it's looking. >> much of the nation looks quiet. a lot of moisture moving into the british columbia and
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southern portions such as vancouver island and pacific northwest. right now just a lot of clouds. you can see a little bit of the additional moisture. don't expect any sunshine soon. rainfall over the next three days. high e highest totals 1-2 inches of rain. a few spots in vancouver island could pick up 3 inches over the next three days. . overnight we had some flash flood warning reports in areas of west texas. now we're watching the heavy rain up towards lubbock. this is going to continue the next day or two here. rainfall totals in this region, some maybe 1-3 at most so the flooding shouldn't be too bad as we go through the next 24 hours. a quiet day with the flood threat in west texas and a little bit of summer stillday.
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summer time heat still trying to hold on. not many hundreds left a couple. >> seems like it is on a downward trend. >> sun's setting early and rising late. >> sounds so. bill karins, thanks for that. bad news ahead for all your renters out there. plus a bizarre accident and the ingenious rescue of one houston construction worker. excellent looking below the surface, researching a hunch... and making a decision you are type e*. time for a change of menu.
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condition and had broken hospital rules by ordering food. a. a frightening scene out of houston. a worker dangi inling from a br after conducting maintenance work. they opened a manhole on the roadway and built a makeshift tripod looking tool to lift him to safety. he was taken away by ambulance. there's been no word on his condition at the time. the coast guard called off its search for a crew and other members of that ship of the doomed el faro cargo ship which disappeared seven days ago near the bahamas when it collided with hurricane joaquin. it is unlikely anyone authorities believe could survive past five days. >> any decision to suspend a search is painful. in this particular case we were searching for fellow professional mariners. >> yesterday's senate okays
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massive defense bill, sends measure to obama. we're talking $612 billion. president obama has threatened to veto the bill because of an additional 38 billion dollars for a separate war fighting account. let's get down to business with landon dowdy. good morning. >> good morning to you. the markets could pull back today after rallying on wednesday. the dow rising the fourth straight day. look for data today on unemployment and the minutes from last month's fed meeting. volkswagen's u.s. chief goes before congress today to answer questions about the auto maker's cheating scandal. expected to admit he knew at least 18 months before. and renters get out your
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players celebrated big time on the field and in chicago outside of wrigley field the cubs 4-0 victory electrified the faithful on friday. two former red sox world champion teammates go against each other. lester for chicago and lacky for st. louis. the chicago blackhawks raised their third banner in five years before the season opener but at the end of the night it was the rangers celebrating the victory. and some cleveland kids got a thrill when lebron james showed the fans a little appreciation and a selfie. and even invited one lucky fan to sit with him on the team's bench. she was apparently pretty happy as you can tell. just ahead. there is no mistaking where daniel craig comes to standing
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all right. leading the news in the "new york times," james blake arrest says excessive force. the officer seen in the video mistook the former tennis star for a criminal that had been wanted on credit card fraud charges. they are passing the case to the police officer commissioner and the officer now on desk duty could fact action that could lead to his dismissal. the commission called the group cop hating and said he did not harm blake seek to harm him. chris burns has become the first
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openly gay coach in mens and women's division one basketball. his players responded to the news he said by hugging him and telling him they loved him. >> a semi-truck was seen rolling over on a highway. released yesterday by state police. this shows a white car cutting in front of the truck sending it out of control. the truck driver was the only person hurt in the crash. the driver of the white car has been located as the investigation continues. looks like time really is money. according to a recent study, americans lose about $43 in lost productivity during a visit to the doctor's office. people spent more than two hours on average during a doctor's visit but only received 20 minutes of face-to-face time. now, while the majority of the time was spent traveling to the office, filling out forms and sitting in the waiting room, probably explains why people get frustrated at the doctor's
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office. >> and in japan. the shrines weighed nearly 400 pounds and were brought together while they cheered. >> and they actually build a little momentum going at a each other. >> is it just to bring luck? >> i'm not familiar with the competition but i can see a reality tv show here in the u.s. now house republicans meet to choose their candidate for speaker of the house. kevin mccarthy is considered the front runner. happy birthday to nick cannon. matt damon is 45. sigourney weaver is 66. and chevy chase is 72 years
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young. thanks for watching "early today." have a his escape is a mystery at this
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hour. more on the criminal history of a santa clara suspect who his escape is a mystery at this hour. more on the criminal history of a santa clara suspect who slipped a bails bondsman and is on the loose. evealing the identities of three people connected to the fairfax homicide behind bars. the surveillance video play the decisive role. a woman who stopped on tracks made it to safety what prompted her to go back into harm's way. "today in the bay" starts right now. very good thursday morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. ready to take off the heavy coats. not that you were wearing them in the first place. we are ready to see warmer weather here, kari. >> start to heat up, especially

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