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citizens and our nation. the president reassessed his plan to draw down the number of troops by the end of 2016 because of recent taliban adadnces. this abrupt turn arorod keeps oupresence at 9800 troops through next year. then drops to 5500 in 2017. sot: president obama (no super) :45-:49 this modest but meaningful extension of our presence (this portion of sot covered) can make a real difference. it's the right thing to do. he adds: the mission remains the same.. advise and train with some counter teteorism operations sot: bill rausch, iava political director :56- 1:00 we know that the afghan government, the afghan security forces at some point are going to have to step up and take the lead. the sooner that happens the better for all of us. still, retired army colonel jack jacobs warns stability will be a balancing act that requires more than the president announced. sot: col. jack jacobs, u-s army, (ret.) nbc news analyst 1:10-1:18 in the end it's going to take a lot more than 9800 american troops to train the afghans and chase after the bad guys. president obama ipened the door to addore
troops in the future if the situation continues to slide. the u-s will keep bases open throughout the country. the conflict in afghanistan has been our longest war.. this announcement means it will ntinue. live at t e white house.. edward lawrence nbc news. >> carly fiorina says president obama has simply recognized reality by delaying a planned drawdown of u-s forces in afghanistan. the republican presidential candidate responded to today's announcement following a campaign event in spencer, iowa. fiorina accused the president of not listening to military advivi in both iraq and afafanistan.. something she would rectify if elected. she says the u-s withdrew forces too quickly from iraq leading to a fractured nation.. and says telegraphing a pulldown from afghanistan has been a "flawed strategy." s/ carly fiorina / (r) presidential candidate :24 the reality is the complete withdrawal of all our troops from iraq destabililed that country and he (obama) n n is recognizing thth afghanistan is becoming potentially a haven for isis and that the taliban is not on the wane, as he's tried to convince the american people of for years, it's growing in
strength. before her town hall meeting in spencer, fiorina spoke to high school students in spirit lake. ktiv's brianna clark will have that story for us tonight on news 4 at six. there will be no cost of living increase next year for 70-million social security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees. the reason? the lower cost of g goline. the adjustment is based on a government asure of inflation. beuse of falling gas prices, overall prices have remained the same over the past year. not counting gasoline, prices are up 1.9 percent. advocates for the elderly are disappointed. an official at a-a-r-p says the index reflects the spending patterns of workers -- not retirees -- who she says spend more of t tir money on healtlt care, fofo and housing. a sioux city woman is being
accused of stealing from a patient at the retirement home where she works. according to court documents, 35-year-old olibia navarrette stole a credit card from a patient at sunrise retirement community while she was his caregiver. she's charged with 2nd degree theft, dependent adult abuse, forgery and unauthorized use of a credit card over $1,000. she is expected to appear in court on november 19. the trial for a woman who was the reason for an amber alert in july won't be happening. the state attorney's office dismissed two charges of felony kidnapping that leah lacroix was facing in cedar county, nebraksa court. lacroix was originally arrested in omaha under suspicion of kididpping two of her nieces from hartington, nebraska. at the time police believed she was taking them to florida. files have been sealed regarding new details in the now-dismissed case. most of siouxland is under a freeze warning late tonight. how long will it last? chief meteorologis t ron demere
is here with the chilly forecast.t. has been about how mild it has been. that is quickly changing. the strong north wind that we were feeling today is bringing in a cooler air mass. that paves the widespread frost or freeze across siouxland by friday morning. low by tomorrow morning will in the upper 20s to lower 30s and a freeze warning is in effect for central and western siouxland while eastern siouxland is under a frost advisory. after our cool start, highs on f fday will struggle a a t as we top out ininhe upper 50s.
admin. :30 - :37) 13 40 21 "it's going to take several years in fact for the drought to be completely erased in cali and the west." and express concern that drenching rains can be too much too quick of a good thing for an area prone to mudslides and where hills are bare from raging wildfires. (sot/ chris vaccaro - nat'l oceanic & atmospheric admin. :48 - :56) 13 44 15 "any heavy rainfall that may occur this winter in s. cali and other parts of the west could increase the likelihood of life threatening mudslides, debris flows and flash flooding." also predicted.... a wetter and cooler winter in the southeast... and along the east coast to southern new england. while it will be warmer than usual around the rockies and northern tier states. all of which adds up to..... far from normal wier for the entire country. chris clackum, nbc news. >> south sioux chamber members served up the agenda a little differently at today's meeting. the south sioux city chamber of commerce held a luncheon at the marina inn, this afternoon, with
several key business-relatat actions taken at the last nebraska legislature session, as well as important issues awaiting lawmakers in 2016. at the luncheon, nebraska chamber of commerce and industry president, barry kennedy, discussed how the business world in the cornhusker state stacks up to surrounding states. "from an overall cost of doing business, we actually rank pretty well," said barry kennedy. "when you just narrow it down and talk about taxes only, then we don't rank so wewe. we're nsidered to be a bit of a high-tax state." discussions in 20-16 will likely address the state's high tax rate, workforce and funding for roads and infrastructure. you may have heard about woman from new york city who actually sued her own nephew. today, she speaks out about the story behind the lawsuit involving an 8-year-old boy's birthday party. and.... a bear decides to go shopping. we've got details
ththnew york city woman who's been called the "worst a at ever" for suing her 12-year-old nephew says she was "never comfortable" with the lawsuit. and, people who are villifying her have got it all wrong. jennifer connell appeared on nbc's "today" show along with her nephew, sean. four-years ago, when he was eight, connell fell and broke her wrist when he jumped into her arms to greet her. she says she wanted her nephew's parents' homeowners insurance to pay her medical bills,s,ut under connecticut law she cocod only susuan individual. she says it was explained to her it was just a technicality. a jury rejected her lawsuit this week. then it hit social media. "it was amazing how, you know, i walked into court that morning and walked out... all over social media and it just spun and spun and suddenly i was getting calls, 'dont' look
internet. don't turn on the television' and it was sort of heart- breaking and really painful but also like walking into a film of someone else's life and i hadn't been briefed." for his part, the newphew defended his aunt, saying she would never do anything to hurt him or the family. he added: "everybody was saying g stuff that they didn't knowow a wild bear scared residents in eastern russia when it broke into a shoppping mall. this is surveillance video showing the bear outside, then inside the mall. police said they were called by frightened mall employees about the bear. the bear eventually broke through a glass door and was cornered by police at a children's playground where it was killed. a police spokeswoman said the bear had become too aggressive and had to be shot. . the federal trade commission hasas
sided with soda giants coca cola and pepsi on the use of the word "diet." a consvmer rights group called the word "deceptive, false and misleading" and urgethe f-t-c to ban it. the group cited several studies that support its claim diet drinks can lead to weight gain. u-s right to know's co- director called the f- t-c's action regrettable. and said he believes - quote - "'diet' sodadaill go down in n s history as one of the greatest consumer frauds ever." looks like it's going to be a cooler night here in siouxland. ron's full forecast is coming up
president obama announced today the u-s will keep a significant military presence in afghanistan longer than he h h planned. if you're just getetng home here's a quick look at today's headlines. the president reassessed his plan to draw down the number of troops by the end of 2016 because of recent taliban advances. this turn around keeps our presence at 9800 troops through next year. carly fiorina says president obama has simply recognized reality by delaying a planned drawdown of u-s forces in afghanistan. the republican presidential candidate responded to today's announcement follolong a campaign event in spencer, iowa. she says the u-s withdrew forces too quickly from iraq leading to a fractured nation.. and... federal forecasters are giving the drought- stricken western u-s reason to be cautiously optimistic.... they are predicting above average precipitation for the entire southern tier of the country, to include dried out southern california. that's a look at your just home headlines. chief meteorologis t ron demers
e forecast. most of our weather talk lately has been about how mild it has been. that is quickly changing. the strong north wind that we were feeling today is bringing in a cooler air mass. that paves the way for the chance of our first widespread frost or freeze across siouxland by friday morning. low by tomorrow morning wiwi in the upper 20s t t lower 30s and a freeze warning is in effect for r ntral and western siouxland while eastern siouxland is under a frost advisory. after our coolostart, highs on friday will struggle a bit as we top out in the upper 50s. saturday could be another morning where we see some frost or freezing occurring again. after that, we'll start warming some as we could reach the low 70s by monday again. a chance of rain
who has the plan for jobs? jeb. tax cuts for the middle class. eliminates special loopholes. an explosion in growth and new jobs. jeb: cut taxes. grow america. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. a siouxland man dedicated decades of his life to serving and protecting others. tonight at s... we'll meet todd d nden and d ar his story of how his ability totorotect was teken away.
some siouxland high schoolers that's usually meant for seasoned ktiv's brianna clark takes us to spirit lake, iowa where some teens sat down with republican presidential candidate carly fiorina. a japanese airline today showed off an r-2-d-2-themed jetliner. they"re getting in the mood for the upcoming release of the latest star wars movie. the star wars theme extends inside the jet. passengers are greeted with a star wars light show and music. r-pscomplete t t look. let's check in one more time with ron. thanks for joining us for news