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. >> what would ronald reagan say? >> even i was shocked by this. if he doesn't respect all americans. how can he serve all americans? >> look what we've created. a lot of the problems for years i've been a critic of this kind of reckless foreign invasion that have been a hallmark of trigger happy hillary and her failed career. it's been a disaster. the insults fly as candidates ramp up their rhetoric leading up to the first showdown. a fifth nuclear attack that has nations and stocks around the world on edge. a daring rescue and dozens are trapped in cable cars high
above the alps in france. thousands fired for millions of unauthorized accounts as details of the massive fraud are realized by customers. plus, serena williams upset at the open. the nfl season kicks off right here on nbc. "early today" starts right now. good to be with you on this friday morning. i'm francis rivera. north korea claims toville -- it comes after south korean officials reported an artificial tremor eminating from north korea's known nuclear test site. monitors also confirmed a 5.3 magnitude seismic event in that same area. an indication it could be the regime's biggest test yet if, in fact, it is confirmed. reports of the blast sent south korea and japanese officials scrambling to emergency national security meetings.
this morning the white house is reaffirming to its allies in the east that provocations from north korea will be met with serious consequences. how is the international community reacting to this test today? >> reporter: good morning. a triumphant announcement claiming the successful test of a nuclear warhead. there is, of course, no way of verifying that claim, but based on the seismic reaction, 5.3 magnitude, it was a powerful blast. a source in south korea defense ministry told nbc news that the initial estimates for the explosive field were 10 kilotons. what does that mean in plain english? according to one analyst, that's smaller than hiroshima or nagasaki, but it would rip the heart out of the city. there are growing fears that kim jong un's regime have made significant advances. the pentagon slamming this as a serious provocation. russia's foreign ministry
calling for north korea to fully give up its missile and nuclear programs. the same statement from nato this morning. even china. pyongya pyongyang's main ally criticizing that test. authorities in japan, russia, and china are monitoring the area for radiation. nothing found just yet, but this is the -- treated as a serious cause for concern. the bigger question is what the international community can and will do in response. clearly, sanctions and world condemnation have not been enough to deter north korea from pushing ahead with now the fifth nuclear test. back to you. >> lucy cavanaugh in london. also new this morning, a massive rescue operation over the french alps has been deemed a success. dozens of tourists, including a so-year-old child, were brought safely to the grountd. they spent a cold can night at 10,000 feet in the air. it's also one of the most climbed mountains in the world and also one of the deadliest. 65 people were evacuated by
helicopter late last night after cables became tangled in high winds. the rescue operation had to be suspended. however, because of the rough flight conditions. this morning french, italian, and swiss teams teamed up. technicians managed to untangle the cables. the entire ordeal lasted about 16 hours. the remaining survivors are now recovering in two towns located at the foot of the mountains. back to the united states now with a countdown of the first debate showdown between hillary clinton and donald trump. it's just 17 days away. the two are in full attack mode. >> what would ronald reagan say about a republican nominee who attacks america's generals and heaps praise on russia's president? >> even i was shocked by this, and i didn't know much could shock me coming out of his mouth anymore. >> hillary clinton created many of the problems, and now she's saying how she's going to take us out. she doesn't have a clue. not even a little clue.
>> he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be commander in chief. >> for years i've been a critic of this kind of reckless foreign invasions and, look, let's face it, interventions. that's what they are. they've been a hallmark of trigger happy hillary and her failed career. it's been a disaster. >> hillary clinton will convene a bipartisan working session with national security leaders, including john allen, janet napolitano, and david petreaus. we do have word that clinton will release a new ad later this morning focussing on middle ground solutions. however, we are now seeing something new from clinton as she pushes her personal story out to voters. here she was before african-american church goers speaking of her own baptist faith and turning the tables on trump. >> we are facing a candidate with a long history of racial
discrimination in his business. who traffics in toxic conspiracy theories like the lie that president obama is not a true american. if he doesn't even respect all americans, how can he serve all americans? >> that's a series of personal posts written by clinton in a new york blog. that's an on-line blog. meanwhile, donald trump is pushing forward an education plan, but not before defending his claim that he opposed the war in iraq from the very start. a claim clinton and journalists have repeatedly debunked. >> i opposed going in, and i did
a posting despite the media saying no, yes, no. i was opposed to the war from the very beginning, long before my interview with howard stern. i was quoted as saying the war is a mess, and, yet, more evidence that i had opposed the war from the start. i said the war is a mess. it's on television somewhere. >> trump is getting more criticism this morning following his praise for russian president vladimir putin after he sat down for an interview and bashed u.s. officials on russian state tv. trump's tactics on the trail seem to be gaining steam in some key swing states with a series of polls that show his beating clinton by a point in ohio and in a virtual dead heat in florida and north carolina. today on the trail clinton holds a working session with security advisors in new york before fundraising with singer barbara streisand and rufus wainwright.
there are rallies all across the country. trump speaks to the voters value summit before holding a rally in florida. both candidates will take sunday off in observance of 9/11. investors will be watching shares of wells fargo today after the bank was hit with a staggering $185 million in fines. wells fargo admitting that for years it signed up customers for credit cards and on-line banking services wouts their knowledge and even created fake e-mail addresses for enrollment. tom costello brings us details. >> reporter: it was fraud on a scale that matched the size and influence of the world's largest bank. wells fargo employees opened roughly 1.5 million bank accounts and applied for more than half a million credit cards that in many cases the customers never requested or agreed to. thousands of employees were in on it. motivated, say regularotors, by promises of higher -- >> money might be moved into
your account without your knowledge. that might have cost you fees, rewards fees, late fees, overdraft charges, and the like. wells fargo has been hit with $185 million in total fines, including the biggest ever by the consumer financial protection bureau. it was the city of los angeles that originally sued wells fargo. now wells is paying l.a. $50 million in fines. >> if i were a consumer in this case, i would be outraged if my bank opened an account for me using my personal data and never told me. >> reporter: wells fargo told nbc news it has fired 5,300 employees over the past five years. in a statement saying "we regret and take responsibility for any instances where customers may have received a product that they did not request." the take-away for all bank customers? >> regardless of where you bank, wells fargo or any other bank, you need to really monitor your bank account. watch for unauthorized transfers and unauthorized withdrawals from your account or payments
that you have not authorized. >> that was tom costello reporting for nbc. newly retired peyton manning helped kick off the nfl season that aired right here on nbc, but before the action, another colin kaepernick protest with denver linebacker brandon marshall taking a knee during the national anthem. in the fourth broncos c.j. anderson scoots up the middle to give denver the lead, and it came down to this last second play, but the panthers had a field goal attempt for the win. it went wide giving the broncos a 21-20 season opening win. just where the super bowl champs left off last season. >> too bad that winning streak couldn't condition on to the winningest person in grand slam tennis because she is out. serena williams, the world's top ranked player was beaten by the same player who defeated her sister just days ago. karoline pliskova. now serena has lost her three
and a half year reign. it will come to an end. if anything, that's what we -- that will just be the momentum she needs. >> i'm sure she'll be back for the rest of the season. she definitely have that determination. i'm confident she'll make a return. >> this is the motivation she needs. just ahead. who overtook bill gates to become the world's richest person? it might be bill karins. we'll find out at the top. >> as far as the rain goes, the worst of it all night long has been in areas of kansas and missouri. lots of flash flood warnings in kansas and missouri, and as much as three to seven inches. today the reach is also with a threat of severe thunderstorm. damaging winds, flash flooding. additionally new thunderstorms. the forecast for today across the country, the worst of it oklahoma to st. louis. we're looking very nice many areas of the west. a lot of enjoyable weather as we head into the summer it's been
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welcome back. your weekend forecast. things will be changing in the middle of the country with cool air moving in. we'll still be warm in areas of the west. especially in intermountain west. 102. we're staying mild and very seasonable. there could be a little bit of moisture moving up to arizona and new mexico and colorado, but that's about it for the wet weather in the west. all the action will be in the southeast on sunday. once again, nice weekend. >> certainly does. >> sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. president obama will deliver remarks at a pentagon ceremony to commemorate the date nearly 3,000 people were killed in new york city, pennsylvania, and at the pentagon during the attacks. this sunday morning a special edition of "meet the press" will mark 15 years since 9/11. >> meanwhile, there are some companies who use the
anniversary to push sales, but you can say the very least they missed the mark. look at that. people on social media express outrage over that. it's wal-mart's 9/11 coke can display in panama beach, florida. wal-mart says the display has since been removed. a san antonio mattress company also caught flack for advertising a 9/11 twin tower sale. watch here. >> i sell all day long. oh, my gosh. we'll never forget. >> the company is apologizing for offending customers. when you and i first saw that, our reaction was exactly the same. i can't imagine that somebody there said, you know, guys. >> dis tasteful any way you look at it. i can't believe they even got away with putting that on the air. a modern day gold rush may be underway after a gold nugget was found. it was the size of a t-bone steak. it weighs 18 ounces and could be
worth as much as $70,000. residents of jamestown, california, where the nugget was found, think it may attract other prospectors to the area. i might head out west and take my chances and see if i can find me one of those steaks. >> a whole lot of t-bones and new york strips with that. we want to show you this cat whose name is cleo, and he was spared one of his nine lives. three dedicated first responders took action. they were told a cat was somewhere in the house. they ran inside. they did it twice to find her, and they did. you can see them working on her. they did that for 30 minutes to help her breath using the special oxygen mask that they're using right there just for animals. she is expected to make a full recovery. you see her -- look at her. gasping for breath. >> i'm in awe of what those first responders do, and i'm sure the owner of that cat will be thankful for what they did. >> thanks for watching "early today." have a great friday, and a
good morning. i'm kris sanchez in san jose where the serial car shooter is expected back in court where he did not enter a plea yesterday but did try to say something to his family. we have that story coming up. plus, game security. levi stadium will have officers working the next 49ers game even if officers threaten to boycott after kaepernick's national anthem protest. and honoring the victims of 9/11. this weekend americans will mark the 15th anniversary of the worst terror attack on american soil. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good morning to you. joi. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm scott mcgrew in for sam brock. let's get a