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led to the charges of bank fraud. 15 minutes into today's testimony the judge sent the jury out and called the prosecutor and chip fattah to his bench. testimony's testimony by matthew amato focused on when their friendship unravelled, who really owned and drove the bmw their business phones allegedly paid for and if amato attended the lavish parties with fattah. amato testified he and fattah spent thousands of dollars from loans that were supposed to be for their businesses. instead spent on electronics, a luxury car, and fancy parties. the federal prosecutors' office tells us dozens of witnesses will be called over the next two weeks. monique braxton, nbc 10 news. in july, a grand jury indicted chaka fattah, sr., he's accused of misusing campaign funds and grants. his trial is scheduled for next
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may. he is married to nbc 10 news anchor renee chenault-fattah. she's referenced in the criminal complaint against her husband, labelled as person e and an affiliate of the fattah enterprise. the feds allege she took part in a scheme to fraudulently sell a car ford to pay closing costs on a vacation home. she is not charged and denies any wrongdoing. renee is on leave from nbc 10. we have new information on a house fire in philadelphia where a man got hurt but was still able to rescue his pets. nbc 10 was on the scene along geneva avenue. you can see firefighters trying to resuscitate one of the dogs. that dog died. neighbors tell us the owner climbed out of a second floor window with one dog and went back to rescue a second dog. the man is being treated for burns. everyone made it out of this montgomery county home safely after a fire broke out after midnight. ant nbc 10 viewer sent us cell phone video you're looking at
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showing smoke coming from the home near green and west hancock streets in lands dale. investigators have not determined a cause of that fire. and fire crews in camden quickly contained a fire that spread to a neighboring row home. firefighters arrived to heavy fire and spoke just after 11:30 at a home on sheridan street. investigators are looking into a cause there. and in philadelphia, a firefighter and two police officers are in stable condition this morning. that i inhaled too much smoke while saving a man from a burning home. this was the scene from skyforce 10 around 8:00 on taylor street in north philadelphia. police officers got there first. two officers went into a home the rescue the man but they were overcome by the smoke. firefighters went in. their chief described a tense moment. >> communication could not be established with one of our crews on the inside. our rapid intervention team was placed in service. everybody was removed from the building. firefighters got out safe. >> the man rescued by
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firefighters was taken to the hospital. no word on his condition or what caused the fire. new video shows armed robbers attacking a cashier in philadelphia's kingsessing session. police say four men went into the diaz grocery store on south 54th street earlier this month. one robber it this cashier in the face with a gun and took money from the register. another forced the man to the ground while others -- the others made another man go to the rear of the store where they took his wallet. if you happen to recognize these four men, you're asked to call philadelphia police. gorgeous fall day out there, brilliant sunshine and temperatures are starting to warm up out there. here's a live look at the art museum in philadelphia. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with that sunny forecast. glenn? >> vai, this is not the only day
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that will be sunny and warm this week. we have nothing but high thin fair-weather clouds out there. a lot of blue in the sky and there's temperatures that are are really going up. two days tag high temperature was 55. it's already 62 degrees in philadelphia. 65 in northeast philly. 66 in millville, 67 atlantic city, even at 11:00 in the morning. again, hardly any cloud cover. the showers up in new york state moving west-to-east just like they were yesterday. same area they were yesterday so they're not going to be affecting us. so as we go into the afternoon, temperatures rising pretty quickly by 4:00, up to 73 degrees and this evening not cooling off a whole lot as that southwest wind continues. we'll see how long this warm pattern lasts with the rest of the seven day in just a few
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minutes. >> tomorrow south jersey bureau parents in burlington county are armed with information about a series of threats at an elementary school. charles street elementary school in pal pmyra has had three lockdowns in just the past month. nbc 10 was at the school last night where dozens of parents attended an advisory meeting. the school's superintendent didn't give specifics about the threats but did say they were written in the restrooms. parents we spoke with said the school is taking the matter very seriously. >> i think most of the concerns that the parents have is the fact that whether or not what are is being told if. this is what happened, this is where the kids are, this is the procedure that we did so the school is very good with that. >> officials say they're investigating leads to find out who made those threats. happening now, the city of philadelphia is taking steps in
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the battle against bedbugs. the bedbug task force is meeting at the philadelphia convention center. the goal is to learn how other towns fight bedbugs and to get educated about state laws and regulations when it comes to the pests. the meeting is open to the public. the task force was formed in february to curb the rise of bedbug infestations in the city and surrounding area. a popular mainline chinese restaurant is now back open two months after health inspectors shut it down. nbc 10 and other media gather to get an advanced look at renovations at yangming in bryn mawr. the owner spent half a million dollars to clean, repair, and repaint the restaurant. inspectors closed i can't thinkminuthin think -- yangming in august after a roach infestation. the company said the pest company and the building's age were partly to blame. >> it was a small problem, we didn't correct it properly. i'm sorry to create a problem.
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>> the owner said they hope they can regain the trust of their customers. four times in less than a year another nypd killed in the line of duty. new information in the latest death of an officer in the nation's largest police force. plus, stop that plane. how about this? the extreme measures a tardy passenger took and where he was heading. you'd think he was in some kind of movie. no need for heavy coats today. we're enjoying unseasonably warm fall weather. but will that last through the weekend? a look at what you can expect just ahead. vince mazzeo-
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fighting to save atlantic county. chris brown's attacks? the press calls them "embarrassing" political "posturing." the truth? chris brown and will pauls opposed the atlantic city rescue plan, even though it would save thousands of our jobs. we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county. but there's a word for politicians like that. hypocrite.
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the new york city police department is in mourning after one of its officers was shot to death during a gun battle with an alleged bicycle thief. as nbc's natalie morales report, it's just the latest in the series of tragedies for the nypd. >> reporter: overnight, a 33-year-old new york city police officer was killed during a confrontation with an armed suspect fleeing police. officials say randolph holder was pronounced dead at harlem hospital shortly after he arrived in critical condition. >> tonight, he did what every other officer in the nypd does -- when the call comes he ran towards danger. >> i heard about 10 to 12 shots. >> reporter: the shooting in new york city's east harlem neighborhood occurred as holder and his partners were responding to a call of shots fired.
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holder, a five-year veteran, an another officer, confronted an armed man and in an exchange of gunfire holder was shot in his head. the suspect was caught several blocks away with a gunshot wound to his leg. holder is the fourth new york city police officer killed in the past 11 months. in my, brian moore was killed when a gunman opened fire on moore and his partner and last december a gunman approached officers rafael ramos and wh when -- wenjian lu were shot in their cars. >> we're humbled by officer randolph holder's example. >> that was nbc's natalie morales reporting. an unruly passengers forces a plane to make an unscheduled stop. an american airlines flight from san jose to dallas was diverted to phoenix because police say a 26-year-old passenger was disruptive and had to be
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restrained. officials said the man appeared dox kated. one passenger says the man had been threatening flight attendants making king efinger . a man sprinted on to a runway in denver to try to stop a plane from taking off. the man missed the departure time for his flight to ohio so he raced on to the tarmac by pushing open an emergency exit door on one of the concourses. it's all because he was trying to get to a high school reunion. he was arrested and pled guilty to one count of criminal tampering. a new poll finds a large majority of democratic voters think hillary clinton is the most electable candidate for president. nearly eight in ten democrats have a positive view of clinton. that's an eight-point jump since an earlier poll taken before this month's debate. mrs. clinton will take center stage tomorrow when she testifies before the house committee investigating the benghazi attack. l her widely anticipated testimony comes weeks after
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house majority leader kevin mccarthy made comments suggesting the committee was assembled for partisan reasons. vice president joe biden hasn't announced he's running for president yet. but he is sounding more like an actual candidate. his supporters say they're ready to get to work. now the one thing missing -- the candidate. nbc's kristen welker has that story. >> reporter: in a night honoring former president jimmy carter and his vice president, walter mondale, vice president joe biden touted his own close relationship with the current commander in chief. >> i spend five to seven hours a day with him everyday for the past seven years except when we're out of the country. >> biden waste nothing time seeming to take on democratic front-runner hillary clinton, flexing his muscles on foreign policy. >> john kerry is a great secretary of state. hillary clinton is a great secretary of state. but there are times when only the vice president, if it's
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known of his relationship with the president, can speak for the united states. >> reporter: and for the third time in two days taking a veiled swipe at clinton with who called republicans her enemies last week. >> this mostly important that everybody in this room understand the other team is not the enemy. >> reporter: earlier in the day, biden raised eyebrows when he recounted his advice to president obama about whether to authorize the osama bin laden raid. >> i told him my opinion -- that i thought he should go but follow his own instincts. >> reporter: but that account differs from biden's description for nbc news taped for "the situation room" where biden said he urged the president to get more information first. >> i think there's time to do it before you move. >> reporter: but despite the signs, biden remains undecided. the president of the powerful international association of firefighters is in close contact with the vice president. >> we are preparing as if the vice president is going to
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announce his candidacy and we would not be preparing far if we weren't fully ready and prepared to not only endorse but to work on behalf of that candidacy. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc 10 news. speaker of the house john boehner told fellow republican this is morning that the gop will meet a week from today to vote on his replacement. congressman paul ryan says he'll run for the job but only if the republican party unites behind him. >> if you can agree to these requests and if i can truly be a unifying figure then i will gladly serve. is. >> ryan outlined his conditions for taking the job last night. in addition for calling for the party to unify, he stressed he would not give up time with his family if elected speaker. ryan gave republicans to the end of the week to decide whether they can agree to his terms. and john boehner wrapped up a news conference in the last hour. he said he thinks ryan would be a great speaker but he will
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leave the decision to the members of the house. he said he thinks ryan will get the support he's looking for. happening now on capitol hill, a congressional committee is hearing testimony from the department of homeland security secretary jeh johnson. he and other officials are discussing worldwide threats and homeland security challenges. he says he hopes congress passes a cyber security bill.. it was certainly pretty chilly over the weekend into monday but things have changed dramatically. it's unseason kbli warm already and it will get warmer. we continue to see dry weather today will be the 12th straight day without any measurable rain and there is the possibility of some showers over the weekend. we'll get into that later. we have a lot of sunshine out there now and it's 62 degrees. we're already close to the average high for this time of the year. the wind is much lighter than it
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has been and we're still four degrees warmer than yesterday and yesterday we got over 70. 55 on monday. remember that? 71 yesterday. 74 today. 77 on thursday and then we start to go down on friday. look at these temperatures. >> even 65 in mount pocono. 66 in blue bell, 68 up there in northern bucks county. 64 in mount holly. 65 in wrightstown and farther to the south towards shore temperatures in the upper 60s already with that west to southwest wind and as you can see we're five to ten degrees warmer than at this time yesterday so just about everybody's going to get into the 70s today. there may be exceptions at the shore because of the sea breeze coming in off of that 60 degree ocean. you can see a band of clouds and showers. it's not that far away but it's not moving in this direction so we still don't have any rain in
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the forecast for a while. generally dry over the eastern portion of the country. as we go through the afternoon, though, those south to southwest winds push temperatures into the 70s. you don't see any significant cloud cover or showers. then later on tonight perhaps a few more clouds. tomorrow we'll see perhaps a few more than what we're seeing in the last couple of days but still we're not seeing anything close to a shower threat by tomorrow night. then we're getting a little bit closer as a weak front comes through that that's what is going to be cooling us off for friday. but that very well may come through dry. sunny and unseasonably mild during the afternoon. high temperatures getting up into the mid-70s. and we're in the mid-70s tomorrow as well. then we drop on friday. saturday it's kind of cold in the morning.
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that's 38 in philadelphia, even lower in some of the suburbs but we warm up a little bit. the one chance of showers looks like it will be on sunday and even there it's kind of questionable. thank you, glenn. crossing the line? israel's leader is being slammed for controversial comments he made linking a palestinian to the holocaust as the escalating violence in the middle east turns into a new war of words: with every picture-perfect fall day, the threat of wildfire climbs even higher. and coming up, so do we, to show you who is keeping a watchful eye.
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this week's wednesday's child is a real fun girl who has a lot of fun to give and she's hoping to find a forever family who will give her the care and support she needs. 12-year-old xaviana is a smart and outgoing young lady who is passionate about out and music. she loves to write and come up with raps but she really enjoys going skating so we headed to the cn skate palace to get on the hard wood. >> she has so many talents and interests. she's super lovable. she loves to do art. she loves music. she loves drawing.
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she loves journaling. >> the sixth grader does well in school and enjoys her classes. she has plans on what to do in the future. >> i want to work withing? the music industry, whether it be rapping or producing music. ♪ my name is xai and i like to rap ♪ when it comes to family she knows what she's looking for. >> a mom or mom and dad, kids around my age. it's important to be loved because you won't be able to show love to other people around you, respect. love takes a lot but it's also takes you far. >> reporter: she's ready for her forever family to support her and be there for her. >> i think any child who's 12 deserves a home and deserves a forever family and someone to love them. she would like to have someone love her and she has a lot of love to give.
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>> xaviana is this week's wednesday's child. if you would like to make xaviana's dream come true or the dream of any wednesday's child sponsored by the dave thomas foundation, go to our web site at nbc10.com and search wednesday's child. you can call the national adoption center at 1-866-do-adopt. health crisis for pope francis? what the vatican is saying about a report on the health of the holy father. >> look, i need to borrow your -- hover board? the future is now, october 21, 2015. how one local town is celebrating the iconic film "back to the future" ii and all of its predictions.
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living large and failing to pay up. those are the allegations against chaka fattah, jr., as his fraud trial continue this is morning in center city. this morning, a former business partner and friend gave more testimony. nbc 10's monique braxton is live for us at federal court in center city. monique, you sat in on part of the proceed this is morning. tell us about it. >> reporter: we've been watching the proceedings on the 16th floor for a couple of hours now. chaka fattah, jr., also known as chip, has attempted to poke holes in the prosecution's case. you may recall fattah has a public defender but is representing himself. now, that means yesterday he's questioned his former business partner and friend matthew amato on his participation in the illegal business dealings that led to the charges of bank and tax fraud. i watched the judge send the jury out and call the prosecutor and chip fattah to his bench over what's being described as a
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legal matter. so far this morning, amato has also testified their friendship unravelled after he learned fattah was spending houses of dollars on lunches at an upscale restaurant. amato has also stated most of the time he drove the bmw, them business loans allegedly paid for. amato pled guilty and will be sentenced in a few weeks. the prosecution tells us dozens of witnesses are called to testify in the case against fattah and that's over the next couple of weeks. outside the courthouse, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. in july, a grand jury indicted congressman shaka fattah, sr. he's accused of misusing campaign funds doerks nations and grand money. the congressman denies all wrongdoing. his trial is scheduled for next may. congressman fattah is married to nbc 10 news anchor renee chenault-fattah. renee is referenced in the criminal complaint against her husband.
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she's labelled as person e. the feds allege she took part in a scheme to fraudulently sell a car in order to pay closing costs on a vacation home. she is not charge and denies wrongdoing. renee is on leave from nbc 10. today we could learn the plans of pennsylvania's top prosecutor. kathleen kane's law license will be suspended at the end of the day. kane says she is preparing an e-mail that will say what duties she intends to perform after the suspension. the state supreme court put kane's license on indefinite suspension last month, the court then delayed the suspension for 30 days. meanwhile, some are calling for kane to be dicked out of office. political activist gene stilt says a line in the constitution is calling for a hearing for kane to be impeached so long is there is reasonable cause. >> we're way past that.
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there's climb, drimes, discipli actions, we're past reasonable cause. >> governor tom wolf has caused for kane to sit down. she's charged with conspiracy for leaking grand jury information. she denies wrongdoing. checking out our top stories right now, a philadelphia man is being treated for burns after he rescued his pets from his burning home this morning. you can see firefighters trying to resuscitate one of the dogs along geneva avenue in crescentville but that dog died. the investigators are trying to figure out what led to the fire. philadelphia police are searching for four armed men who robbed a grocery store in the city's kingsessing neighborhood. one of the robs hit the cashier in the face with a gun. the men got away with cash 23r pr from the register swelgs the wallets of a cashier and customer. right now the city's new bedbug task force is meeting at the pennsylvania convention center.
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the goal is to learn more about how other towns fight bedbugs and to get educated about state laws and regulations when it comes to pesticides. a beautiful day in store for you. unseasonably warm temperatures. here's a live look at center city, philadelphia. chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with that forecast. glenn? vai, it's going to be another spectacular-looking day but the temperature go even higher than what we saw yesterday, including in the pocono mountains. this is frenchman more to and you can see the colors just beautiful and expected to be peaking with the colors in the pocono this is weekend. and the temperature there are the 60s. mid-60s at mount pocono. 65 in northeast philly as well. 67 degrees in atlantic city international, the warmest. now we've had some wind over the last couple of days, 10, 15
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miles an hour. nothing like that today. we've got nearly calm winds across much of the area. we also have very little cloud cover. the clouds, the showers that are on the map, they're not that far away but they here in new york state and not moving in our direction so we don't expect that to change. as we go through the afternoon, we expect lots of sunshine, temperatures getting well into the 70s, 73 degrees by 4:00, you notice the light winds and another reasonably mild night ahead as well. we'll see if this is going to last through the week wednesday the seven day in just a few minutes. see you then, glenn. police in new mexico say a four-year-old girl who was shot and killed on tuesday was the victim of road rage. the girl's father said a car pulled up beside them on the highway in albuquerque and someone started shooting. police say the cars were cutting each other off. authorities say their investigation has been difficult because witnesses are giving
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different descriptions of the other vehicle involved. >> we are in desperate need of information to help us resolve the conflicting information we're getting right now. >> the police chief says they have no information about the shooter at this time. u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meet in vienna with foreign ministers from russia, saudi arabia and turkey to discuss the crisis in syria. the announcement comes as syrian president bashar al assad made a surprise visit to moscow to meet president vladimir putin. russia began carrying out air strikes on isis targets in syria last month. and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is facing criticism for suggesting a world war ii era palestinian leader persuaded nazis to carry out the holocaust. netanyahu told a group of jewish leaders yesterday the man who was the grand mufti of jerusalem at the time convinced hitler to destroy the jews.
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holocaust experts are slamming netanyahu's comments as historically inaccurate. >> the he went and said "if you expel them, they'll come here." "so what should i do with them"? he asked. he said "burn them." >> critics say the statement amounts to incitement against modern day palestinians in the midst of wave of violent unrest and palestinian tensions. the vatican is denying reports that pope francis has a small curable brain tumor. a spokesman says the article by an italian newspaper is completely unfounded and seriously irresponsible. the paper at first said the pope traveled to tuscany to visit a japanese brain cancer specialist but after the vatican said pope francis never visited him there, the paper revised its story and then said the doctor traveled to the vatican to see the pope. president obama is set to announce new steps today to fight heroin use.
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the president will take steps to improve doctor training and ease access to drug treatment. he is set to announce the plan during a trip this afternoon to west virginia, a state which has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the u.s. nationally, heroin use doubled from 2002 to 2013. the texas teenager arrested over a homemade clock is leaving the u.s. ahmed mohamed and his family are moving to qatar. a foundation is footing the bill for his high school and college education there. police arrested him last month after he brought the clock to his school, sparking fears it was a bomb. his father called it a case of discrimination because the family is muslim. he later withdrew his son from the school. a florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a shark. peter kern was serving at deerfield beach when he says a spinner shark bit him on the foot. he thinks the shark was about five feet long. kern was able to swim back to
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shore where life guards treated him. >> i was looking at my foot and i could feel it pulsing and gushing blood and i had a bunch of adrenaline so i just ran up to try and get some help. >> doctors expect him to make a full recovery. fall fire danger. thousands of acres of trees, forest and brush at risk of burning with the change of the season. nbc 10's katy zachry talked to members of the new jersey forest service who take this threat very seriously. >> reporter: the summer in south jersey was hot and dry, without much moisture going into an already-dry fall, it means this area is even more prone to burns. >> might not be tomorrow, might be ten years from now but we will see a forest fire somewhere in the pine barren. >> reporter: tom ger gerber kno he covers the pine barrens for
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the forest service and lives in these woods. >> we have hundreds and hundreds of recreational fires going on this time of year. >> reporter: it's why all the fire towers are manned this time of year. there's increased risk for forest fire in the fall because the ground is so dry, especially after a summer drought and more people are building fires. >> you take the ashes, put them in a metal container outside of your home in a clearing of sand, let them cool down for two or three days. >> reporter: it's when people don't follow that advice this can happen. the last big fire eight up dozens of acres inside wharton state forest. observers are trained to spot the first sign of smoke and call the nearest fire department on the ground. >> in the wooded communities it could be someone having an outdoor backyard fire, it could be wood stove ashes disposed. any source of heat. >> reporter: reporting from
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medford lakes, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> hey -- >> i need to borrow your -- hover board? look out for those flies deloreans today, it's "back to the future" day. it's august 21, twicht, t2015, marty mcfly travels in the classic film "back to the future" part two. the movie predicted we would have hover boards, 3d movies and the cubs would win the world series. two of those came true and the cubs have a chance if they don't get swept. there are lots of ways you can celebrate "back to the future" day. amazon prime is streaming all three back-to-the future movies through the end of the month and theaters in many cities are playing the trilogy. a documentary about the film called "back in time" is also being released today. one town in our area is marking the occasion in a special way. georgetown, delaware, bears a resemblance to the movie's fictional hill valley. at 4:30 p.m., the film will have
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a delorean parked in front of the clock tower and at 6:00 there will be a reenactment of the famous scene and at 6:30 an outdoor screening of the film. and check this out. walmart is giving web site customers a look at products that might be available someday. the items included a self-guided jet pack for katz, a tv that transports you into your favorite game show or tv episode, a cyborg sidekick and a bacon 3d printer to print bacon for every meal. i think i'd just rather do the real thing. you can reserve a spot on the waiting list today and if the items become available for purchase on walmart.com within the next 30 years, you'll get an e-mail telling you that they're for sale. that's if e-mail still exists at that time. for more on what the movie got right and what it didn't, we have a special section on our nbc 10 mobile app.
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serving up sickness. just how many food workers head to their jobs when they're not fielding well? the new study that may keep you at home for lunch today. >> great. do that at lunchtime, right? a warm day out there and it's been dry for more than a week. i'll let you know when the showers may return just ahead.
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marijuana. according to new government statistics, the number of adults using the drug has doubled since 2001. the highest increases were among women, african-americans, hispanics and in middle aged or older adults. and more than half of food industry workers in the u.s. say they go to work sick. researchers polled people working in food processing plants, cafeterias, restaurants and grocery stores. 51% said they frequently go to work when they're ill. most common reasons were fear of losing their wages and letting down fellow co-workers. 15% said they would not serve the food they make to their own families. if you have a sedentary life-style you could be at a higher risk for chronic kidney disease. sit organize lying down for long period of times has already been linked to diabetes, hypertension and obesity. scientists have found for every additional 08 minutes of sedentary behavior, the risk of kidney disease goes up by 20%. toyota is recalling millions of
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vehicles because of problems with the power windows. the company says debris can cause the window's master switch to short circuit and it could catch fire. the recall impacts nine miles, including the camry, tundra and sequoia. toyota will notify owners if their car is part of that recall. more concerns are forcing a company to recall tens of thousands of headsets. the ear force x 04 headphones are used for gaming and used with the xbox 1 system. they have a serial number that includes "c-16" through "c-25." they were sold at best buy, game stop, target and walmart nationwide as well as online at amazon.com from june through september. if you're planning to do your holiday shopping online, guess what? you're not alone. a survey by the national retail federation found 46% of americans plan to shop for gifts
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online. that's slightly up from the over 44% who shopped online during the holidays last year. this year consumers are expected to spend an average of just under $806 on gifts. that's up from last year. customers may like mcdonald's new awl daybreak fast but the fast food giant's franchisees are not loving it. 29 franchisees responded to a survey and said the launch has been a nightmare and that the new menu has been slowing down service and causing chaos in their kitchens. mcdonald's spokeswoman responded saying customers and an overwhelming majority of mcdonald's 3100 franchisees say it has been a big hit. nbc 10 is home for the philadelphia eagles and it's not no surprise one of tschools acr country have had to make cutbacks and it's been in the
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arts. that's why connor barwin shared his passion with a group of kids this season. he talked with the geeleagles television network. >> we are here with a bunch of kids the charter school in downtown philly. i grew up around the importance of art and culture and it's kind of an area of study or academics that isn't talked about in school. obviously i play football and my life has been around football and sports but as a young person is the arts, culture was something i was exposed to a lot and i think it's important to make you you a more well-rounded educated person so it's great you're here. >> the exhibit is to r meant to show through costume the different ethnic groups in africa. there are more than 3,000 groups and only when you understand the underlying ethnic groups that you can understand a lot of the
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politics of africa and also when you come to appreciate the beauty and sophistication of the art work and a lot of times we don't appreciate that. >> i wasn't expecting everything to be so up close. once we came up here it was like we can actually touch this stuff and feel like what this stuff is made out of. it was nice to learn stuff that is hand made and every little stitching inside of the clothing and stuff like that. everything meant something. and she went in the detail with what everything meant so it was cool learning about. that i want to ask you. all of these skirts up here, are they authentic? are any of these replicated at all? >> they're all real. >> it's really exciting. kids have been asking questions the whole time and it's been good for me. it's educated me. i've been through this three times now and every time i learn something new so it's great to have this here for kids to see and it's great to have all these
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kids here. >> great program. good for him. singer/songwriter usher gotten a unexpected birthday serenade. take a look. ♪ happy birthday to you,  ♪ happy birthday to you >> are you getting this? ♪ happy birthday dear usher, happy birthday to you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> how about that? the president and mrs. obama recognized usher's 37th birthday at the white house. they sang to him and presented whim a cupcake. the entertainer shared the video on his facebook page. not bad. 37? i think my suit is older than this. we have beautiful weather out there right now and unseason kbli warm temperatures. that's going to continue at least through tomorrow.
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the dry stretch we've been under will continue as well. we're going to need some rain around here although the timing over the weekend would not exactly be a wonderful thing for some of us. we have a lot of sunshine at the moment. hardly any wind. 62 degrees. we're four degrees warmer than we were at this time yesterday and yesterday we had 71 degrees. it's already 65 at mount pocono. even warmer than at philadelphia international. that's because it's warmer aloft. so with more and more sunshine that temperature can easily jump into the 70 eyes. and we're already close to the 70s in atlantic city international, for example and a lot of places are going to get there today. the average high, by the way, 65. now, this morning hardly anybody got down into the 30s. quakertown is up there. remember, a couple days ago there were lots of these places in the 20s.
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the low in phil thil this morning only 50 degrees. 44 in wilmington. 42 in mullville and 20s a couple days ago and it won't be that cold tonight, either. we have lots of sunshine now, some clouds, even a couple showers up in new york state. they're just moving straight to the east. they won't really be bothering us. and lots of dry air in the eastern portion of the country so, yeah, we've got the 70s this afternoon with the south herbally winds continuing. that means it's not going to be all that cold tonight, dropping down near 50 in philadelphia and 40s in most of the suburbs. then as we go through the day tomorrow, well, we still have that wind direction out of the southwest. as that happens you just can't cool off. we'll have more clouds coming in, especially late in the day, maybe a couple showers up north during the night and then drier and cooler air friday.
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not nearly as cool as what we saw sunday and monday. so highs into the mid-70s and the seven-day forecast, another day in the mid-70s tomorrow and then we drop significantly on friday but it's not all that cold, it's going to be kind of chilly saturday morning. that will be the coldest part of the weekend and if we do see any showers that would come on sunday right now the chance still looks fairly low in a 20% to 30% category then you can see it's chillier next week. we'll be right back.
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coming up starting at 3:00, "ellen" with sara silver man, morris chestnut and indy ban of monsters and men. then nbc 10 news at 4:00. an expensive item on your child's wish list could be illegal for them to use. today at 4:00, the ban that could keep a popular toy out of the sky. and updating our top story today, friends and former business partners are continuing their testimony in the fraud trial on the son of u.s. congressman. chaka fattah, jr., who's representing himself, has been trying to poke holes in the prosecution's case. he grilled matthew amato on his participation in the business dealings that led to the charges of bank and tax fraud. amato testified he and fattah spent thousands of dollars from
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loans that were supposed to be there for their businesses on electronics and luxury cars and fancy parties. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. i'm vai sikahema, for glenn "hurricane" schwartz, all of us, have a great day.
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>> daniel: mm. >> nicole: there's something you need to know about me. >> daniel: oh, there's more? >> nicole: mm-hmm. i know how to make toast. >> daniel: oh, wow, that sets you apart. >> nicole: mm-hmm. so... >> daniel: yes? >> nicole: i propose... >> daniel: mm-hmm. >> nicole: instead of having a calorie--carb-laden irish breakfast, we go back to your place, i'll make whole-grain toast, and we'll have breakfast in bed. >> daniel: mm. >> nicole: and lunch. and dinner, if you're up to it. >> daniel: and what will we do in-between meals? >> nicole: oh, i don't know. i'm sure you'll think of something. >> daniel: mmm, that just sounds delicious. >> nicole: mm-hmm. >> daniel: yet, still...no. >> nicole: what? oh, no fun. >> daniel: oh, well, that's debatable. >> nicole: [laughs]

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