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it is monday, october 12th. com coming up, tepgs tensions are bg over syria as the u.s. and syria mount opposing strategies. new polls of the candidates jockeying for position as the deadline approaches. joe biden, will he or won't he? pure hell is a way that passengers described their flights. a waterspout causes travel troubles in florida. will a two-game suspension affect baseball playoffs? "early today" starts now. russia's air strikes in syria turned up some return fire in the form of tough talk from
president obama. russian president vladimir putin spent sunday defending his country's military intervention in syria's civil war. in a "60 minutes" interview, president obama revealed the u.s. had, quote, pretty good intelligence of russia's intn intenti intentions, even before the leaders met last month. he said the expanded role for russia doesn't equate to good international leadership. >> today, rather than being able to count on their support and maintain the base they had in syria, which they've had for a long time, mr. putin is now devoting his own troops, his own military, just to barely hold together, by a thread, his sole ally. >> he's challenging your leadership, mr. president. he's challenging your leadership. >> steve, i've got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally
is leadership, then we have a different definition of leadership. >> president obama also talked about the investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mail server. >> i do think that the way it's been gemmed up is, inpolitics. i think she'd be the first to acknowledge maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly. >> as far as 2016 is concerned, president obama has an idea of who might be able to win. >> do you think if you ran again, could run again and did run again, you would be elected? >> yes. >> you do? >> i do. >> the 22nd amendment puts that idea to rest. who will replace him? we're still waiting for an answer from joe biden, whom the president called, quote, one of the finest vice presidents in history. one thing is almost certain. we likely won't see him take the stage at tomorrow's first
democratic debate. he spent this weekend at his granddaughter's cross country meet. while time is running out for a decision from him, debbie wa wassermann schultz spoke. >> she's behe's been considerier or not he wants to run. we'd always have room for the vice president. >> there are reports that a decision could be coming this week. as we wait for the decision from vice president biden, several declares republican candidates are jockeying for position. a new poll has donald trump at 27% with ben carson not far behind. senators ted cruz and marco rubio round out the top four. donald trump went after a bill
na -- barry, who wrote a piece saying he'd move out of the country or join the resistance if trump was elected. here's what he wrote. little barry diller who lost a fortune on newsweek and daily beast only writes badly about me. he is a sad and pathetic figure. lives lie. the hearings evolved into a partisan investigation aimed at going after hillary clinton, a characterization the committee chairman denies. the former secretary of state and democrats have long been saying this. nbc's kristen we clker reports. >> reporter: stunning allegations from air force major bradley. >> this has become a partisan investigation. >> reporter: the investigator with the committee examining the benghazi attack says the group's actual target is hillary
clinton. >> i do not believe this was set up to go after hillary. it shifted that way. >> reporter: he claims he was kicked off the investigation for taking military leave and resisting pressure to focus on clinton. >> i'm scared. i'm going up against powerful people in washington. i was fired for trying to conduct a thorough investigation. >> reporter: the chairman of the committee says he was targeting clinton and cut because of his poor performance. he filed a grievance about being fired, which never mentioned clinton, but his attorney denies he mishandled classified information and said his client told the committee about his conce concerns. the congressman is defending the committee's work. he said they underscore the investigation has been a partisan sham from the start. this after house majority leader kevin mccarthy suggested the committee was aimed at dragging down clinton. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi
special committee. a select committee. what are her numbers today? >> reporter: after criticism for that remark, mccarthy withdrew his name from the bid to become speaker of the house. amid the chaos, a push to recruit congressman paul ryan. even some republican hard liners said they'll support him. >> i think he'd be a wonderful speaker, like i thought he'd be a great vice president or president. >> that was nbc's kristen welker. southwest airlines is warning passengers they could be in for another day of huge delays and massive lines due to, quote, technical issues, which already delayed hundreds of flights yesterday. one passenger in las vegas described the hour long lines as pure hell. workers at lax handed out water to those waiting. the technical glitch affecting the mobile app and centers force workers to manually enter
tickets. southwest said passengers should arrive two hours early and precipitation border passes beforehand. a waterspout was caught on camera as it tore through a u.s. postal service tractor trailer in florida yesterday morning. the truck was passing over a bridge near tampa when the water sprout flipped it over and sent debris into the bay. the driver was not injured. waterspouts are essentially tornadoes over the water and rarely cause damage on shore. our meteorologist has your forecast. >> hot day for much of the country. also a quiet day for most. that's the good news. no major weather problems on this columbus day. look at the heat we're expecting, once again. temperatures in the 90s for las angele angeles. temperatures running 15 degrees above average. that stretches to texas, as well. temperatures in the 90s. san antonio and dallas, 94 degrees.
not feeling fall like at all. we're above average across the big cities from d.c. to boston. temperatures in the mid 70s. it's warm but comfortable. we have a cold front moving through. it'll knock down the temperatures. cooler tomorrow. it works to the northeast, toward the middle of the week. for the rest of the nation, looking good in chicago. 73 for today. watching out for high winds in the plains. lots of clouds in minneapolis. couple showers possible in the northwest. again, the heat dominates from the souths and 100s again today. well above average for the desert southwest. >> thank you. straight ahead, an update on the american hero who foiled a paris terror attack. plus, an implosion that
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turkey is mourning today after the country's deadliest attack in years. according to turkish government, 97 people were killed and 245 were injured in ankara when two suicide bombers attacked a peace rally over the weekend. no one claimed responsibility. turkish authorities say kurdish rebels or isis militants are to be suspected. >> it's more likely it's isis or isis-related forces in turkey. unfortunately, it's not an unexpected event. >> yesterday, pope francis led a silent prayer in the vatican for the victims of the deadly blast. in afghanistan, five were killed and five others wounded in a helicopter crash on sunday.
the british military hock was a part of operation resolution support, which provides training and assistance to afghan security forces, the crash has been deemed a non-hostile incident and is currently under investigation. alek skarlatos took this picture with spencer stone on saturday. stone is recovering after being stabbed three times outside a bar last week. he is currently a contestant on "dancing with the stars." he traveled from l.a. to sacramento to visit his childhood buddy. stone is expected to make a full recovery. in scotland, things do not go as planned when authorities tried to implode the six apartment buildings at the same time. two were standing. they will be demolished at a later date. in maine, 30 couples competed in the 16th annual north american wife carrying championship on sunday. the winner of this course is awarded the weight in beer and five times the weight in cash.
the winning duo walked away with over $50 and ten 12-packs of beer. time to get down to business. >> them measured is the best this year. action is driven on wall street. look for results from bank of america, citi group, intel and ge. gas prices barely budged. even the oil prices rose. industry survey shows the national average fell to $2.34 a gallon, down 52 dre 2 cents fro june and 90 cents from a year ago. millions of social security recipients, disabled vets and retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year. the annual cost of living adjustments which will be announced thursday is based on the consumer price index. this year, the cpi is dragged
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this morning on "today," superstar selena gomez rocks the plaza with her hit, "good for you." she also talks about living with lupus. good morning. we begin with nbc's football night in america. giants-9ers, metlife stadium. a back and forth battle. in the third, score tied. eli manning in the pocket, gets off a pass to odell beckham jr., who pivots and outruns the defense right into the end zone. 9ers will strike back with colin kaepernick hilling garrett over the middle. the game is tied again. with 26 seconds on the clock, manning finds larry donnell. reaching over two defenders to come down with the ball and the winning touchdown. giants take it, 30-27. cowboys-patriots. tom brady sacked early by cowboy greg hardy in his first game of the season. brady bounced right back,
running for his first touchdown since 2012. throwing for two tds. the undefeated patriots in a 30-6 drubbing. green bay improving to 5-0 with a win over st. louis. the rams picked off a pair of aaron rodgers passes. the first of the year for him. t first pick at lambeau field since 2012. six teams are perfect. pats, packers, broncos. chase utley has been suspend for two games of the division series. mlb chief baseball officer joe torre said the slide into second base against tejada was illegal and warranted discipline. tejada suffered a broken leg. utley's agent said he will appeal before tonight's game. houston ace pitched his win
of the season in the astros 4-2 win over kansas city. houston could wrap up the series tonight. also in texas, rangers one game from taking the series as the blue jays battle to live another day with a 5-1 win. today is a baseball fan's dream on this columbus day. all eight playoff games playing starting at 1:07 eastern. in college football, ucs placed the head coach on indefinite leave of absence. the athletic director wasn't specific about the reasons involved, but did say, quote, it was very clear to me that he's not healthy. offensive coordinator will step up and lead the trojans against notre dame on saturday. back to you. >> thank you so much. just ahead, when it comes to breakfast, which hollywood starlet demands to have it her way? aerosmith has a message for donald trump. listerine® total care helps prevent cavities,
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jim carrey. he attended the funeral of his late ex-girlfriend in ireland and even carried her casket. at the box office, the "martian" pulled in $37 million. hotel transylvania was in its third weekend. "pan" had abysmal debut, with just over $15 million in its opening weekend. page six is reporting that sony execs are telling daniel craig to stop bashing the upcoming james bond film. when asked if he'd play bond again, he said he'd rather slash his wrists. tmz reports anne hathaway was shooting a commercial last week where she ordered eggs and sent them back four times. guess they weren't eggactly to her liking. amy schumer went from "train wreck" to "plane wreck."
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leading the news on nbc news.com, tennessee cop, a soon torre father, killed off duty. police say the 31-year-old was shot multiple times at a home and later died at the hospital. they say a suspect is in custody. he is the fourth memphis officer to be fatally shot in more than four years. in the l.a. times, california schools barred from using redskins as team name or mascot. california is the first state to ban the term, which many native americans find offensive. in atlanta, georgia, over the weekend, naomi king, martin luther king's sister-in-law was attacked in an attempted carjacking outside of her
retirement home. king was approached by a suspect who demanded she get out of the car. when she refused, she was hit in the mouth twice before the suspect fled. she was let with minor injuries and it's still under investigation. i grabbed my sword and told him to get down. he got on the ground. >> karen fought back an intruder in an unusual way. she was asleep in her indiana home friday night when she heard a man's voice in her hallway. she reached to where she thought was her gun but found her japanese style sword. the man was arrested. in jackson, mississippi, tuns took part in a change the flag rally. activists are calling on legislators to remove the battle emblem from the state flag, saying it's rationally divisive and hinders progress. some are hoping it could unify the state.
a nascar race opened with a stunt like no other yesterday. a north carolina daredevil was suspended by a cable under a helicopter. this was done without safety equipment. she performed acrobatics for ten minutes before brought down safely to the infield. she has been performing since she was 5. wow. now a look ahead. andy quade and his wife are expected to appear in a courtroom today where they'll be arraigned on a charge of being fugitives from justice. the pair were arrested last friday trying to cross the border from canada into vermont. quade is wanted in california for felony vandalism charges after he and his wife were squatting inside a guest house of a home they had previously opened. happy birthday to josh hutchhutch erson. and kirk cameron is 45. wolverine hugh jackson turns 37.
tahoe claims the lives of two. how a bay area man is is connected to what is now an a small plane crash near lake tahoe claims the life of two. how the bay area man is connected to now what is an faa investigation. a computer glitch creates a travel nightmare, the latest on the airport delays and what you need to do if you're trying to get off the ground. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good monday morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm scott mcgrew in for sam brock. let's check in with kari. >> we see mostly clear skies across the bay and a great way to start out the week. not too bad as we go into the afternoon. but look at how warm it gets. we're talking 88 degrees in the north bay and south bay and peninsula and south bay 80 degrees and s