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developing overnight -- italian rescuers continue their frantic efforts to reach earthquake survivors. and the death toll explodes to almost 250. on the campaign trail. hillary clinton is a bigot. >> he is taking a hate movement mainstream. he's brought it into his campaign. new details about the deadly attack on the american university in afghanistan. find out what hope sol low said that got her suspends for tix months. and the world largest aircraft goes down.
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earl earl starts right now. indiana mike pence is back in his home after a surprise tornado outbreak hit parts of indiana. there are reports of more than 30 tornadoes although a official number has yet to be determined. there's no reports of any deaths or serious injuries. >> it is truly remarkable that there are such a few number of injuries or worse, in the wake of this storm, given the fact that it literally struck howard county, virtually at shift change in the afternoon in a great manufacturing town. and about the time kids were getting out of school. just about the worst possible time. >> dozen es of homes and businesses have been destroyed. the national weather service has given a preliminary ef-3 rating to a twister that hit kokomo which was a city that was
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getting over a severe tornado that hit two years ago. one starbucks was blown to the ground. one witness tells our affiliate people were trapped but luckily able to make it out. nbc's bill karins joins us with more right now. bill, any area of danger? >> it doesn't appear to be the same element that we had yesterday afternoon. we're still watching a few strong tomorrows, no longer tornadic or severe. one does include portions of indiana and highway. combined with the slight rick area around joplin or watch that. 7 million people at risk but the tornado threat is much less today, betty. rescuers in central italy are racing against time to rescue people buried under rubble. the powerful 6.2 quake has killed 250 people. the worst hit is amatrice. this is what the town looked
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like before. and then now after. it complicated rescue efforts. and added to the distress. a miraculous moment. 7-year-old julia was trapped for 17 hours before being found. the italian army is using its equipment and sniffer dogs to search for others like her. nbc's lucy kavanov is live in amatrice. she joins us live. what's the situation there? >> reporter: betty, a somber morning, as rescue workers pull more bodies from the rubble here amatrice. you can see behind me the devastation this earthquake took out. this is a home that's now basically been reduced to a mountain of sand and rock. those are the conditions that
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rescuers have to deal with. one fire fighter still a dangerous operation for them, because these buildings are not structurally sound. they could still move around. the ground still moves around with aftershocks, more than 400 them since the earthquake hit at 3:36 wednesday local time. for the people here in amatrice, it focuses on three basic things. who's alive, who's dead and who is missing. this town is supposed to be full of tourists and the famous pasta festival that was supposed to take place this weekend. instead, people are trying to get board to loved ones, whether dead or alive. the accommodations, basically, thousands of people have been rendered homeless overnight. they have set up shelters but what they're doing in the long run is a big question. and other questions, betty, for the italian government, should more have been done. this is an area that is a known
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fault line for earthquakes. one of the reasons the earthquake was so powerful, it is full of stone ancient buildings that have been not been reinforced. a lot of people are asking questions about whether more should have been done. but the focus right now, betty, search and rescue, getting those trapped in the rubble. betty. >> thank you, lucy. this morning, security forces remain on alert at the american university of afghanistan in kabul after an attack killed 12 and injured at least 40. gunmen stormed the campus at 7:30 p.m. local time, detonating a car bomb, firing weapons and launching grenades. special forces killed two talkers. and while no group claimed responsibility, kabul is surrounded by the taliban that has long fought against education particularly among women. the u.s. was quick to respond. >> we condemn this attack, in the strongest possible terms. an attack on the university is
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an attack on the future of afghanistan. >> it underscores the significant challenge facing of people of afghanistan relating really to their security situation. >> the u.s. embassy is advising all u.s. citizens to avoid the area. while the state department continues its warn about travel. one american, two australian were kidnapped by gunmen. their whereabouts are still unknown. on the campaign trail, donald trump takes his name calling on hillary clinton to a whole new level. >> hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes. not as human beings. worthy of a better future. >> and clinton hit the billionaire republican right back. >> he taking a hate movement mainstream. he's brought it into his campaign.
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you know, someone who's questioned the citizenship of the first african-american president who has courted white supremacists, who's been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color. who's attacked a judge for his mexican heritage and promised a mass deportation force, is someone who very much peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia." >> clinton wasn't the only one taken aback by his remarks. check out his reaction from a trump supporter standing beside at that speech. a surprise rolling her eyes and looking away. a controversial head grabbing remark came in the middle of a courtship of voters. critics call it a discontinue
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wus smok smoke screen. >> to the african-american parents, you have a right to walk down the streets of your city without having your child or yourself shot. to the hispanic parents, you have a right to walk outside without being shot. you have a right to good education for your child. >> among the heavy-hitting conservatives attacking trump for his divisive rhetoric is radio host glenn beck. >> donald trump is his empty vessel that the angry and disenfranchised are say, uh-huh, he's liking me. i know what he's saying. he is using dog whistles to people. and they're hearing things, and whether he's meaning it or not, i don't know. but people are hearing him say things, and each of them different. he is in massive, massive
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trouble and more importantly, we are if he is elected. >> and this morning, we have a major change from trump after the billionaire dramatically reversed course on his immigration stance. >> no citizenship? >> no citizenship. let me go a step farther. they'll pay back taxes. we have to pay taxes. there's no amnesty. >> right. >> now, trump is set to hold a roundtable with hispanic and african-american activists. meanwhile, hillary clinton is fighting back against allegations that her family foundation benefited for pay for pay. >> what trump has said is ridiculous. my work as secretary of state was not influenced by outside forces. i made policy decision based on what i thought was right. i know there's a lot of smoke
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and there's no fire. the ap report put it in context. it exposed 2,000 meetings i had had with leaders. >> but trump may have an october surprise to worry about. wikileaks founder julian assange promises to have thousands of e-mails that would have a significant impact on the campaign trail. trump holds a minority roundtable in new york before heading to rally in new hampshire. governor mike pence will remain in his home state to deal with the devastating storms that struck indiana last night. just ahead, who's attacking "snl's" leslie now? but first, bill karins, what's the latest for the storms? >> it's not been named as a main tropical system. it still has rain with it in the
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republic of haiti. 80% chance it will develop. the best chance of that development is when we get closer to florida saturday and sunday and it does look like a weaker type system with the possibility of heavy rain threat. that's a look at the midday, now here's a closer look at the day ahead. temperatures have cooled off in areas of new mexico and portions of texas. in little rock, memphis, there's a chance of thunderstorms, too. and take a look at this. it may just be the catch of the day, catch of the week, catch of the year. minor leaguer zack walsh in the arkansas travelers. he goes up -- oh! did he hold on to the ball? he did. in an incredible acrobatic catch, denying the home run. arkansas. back in two. but entresto is a medicine
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you can pretty much do anything you want. case in point, she had four time all star hold her five rio medals while she threw out the first pitch at the nationals game t and check out that perfect strike. she can do no wrong. the campaign may be over but that doesn't mean the political revolution is done. bernie sanders has finally launched his long awaited post primary movement and he did t to great fanfare looking to upend the political system with his new group. tracie, what can you tell us about this new organization? >> reporter: well, they did this launch online last night but here's the thing. more than half the people who were supposed to work with the sanders organization quit before it ever got started. they don't like the fact that he's brought in the former campaign manager to run things. zem several of those folks said they were sure he would not be running it. this was supposed to be a grass
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roots organization focused on social justice some of the special interests that he talked about during his campaign but they're losing people of the leadership. he is someone they think likes to do a lot of online fund raising, spending a lot of money on tv where the staffers really wanted to go grass roots and go after younger people. sources say sanders even called some of the staff members to stay. even those who stayed sent letters saying they were concerned. the idea is to move forward with the ideals that sanders had in his campaign and because of the way this has been set up as a 501c 4, sanders is actually not going to have a lot of oversight of this organization. they're moving on with his ideas, but not directed by sanders. >> interesting. okay. thank you so much for that. the world's largest air ship was damaged yesterday after it made a bumty landipy landing.
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wednesday's closing bell with the nasdaq taking the brunt of those losses. what's the real reason stay at home dads are so happy? the latest on that, but first, what is this about drone delivered pizza? >> reporter: good morning, becky. if you've ever had a cold pizza it may be a thing of the past because they're trying a flying fer shl pizza service coming to a front door, balcony near you in new zealand. this could be the latest service where it will be trialed first and a big catch. a fisherman in the philippines have hauled in what he considered a good luck charm. he found out it was worth $100 million.
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snl star has faced a slew of cyber attacks this summer. the latest that has fans rallying around her to show support. >> reporter: after a fury at the olympics, leslie jones took down her website after it was hacked. her website was littered with photos of what appeared to be the comedian. this is just the latest episode in a series of disturbing cyber attacks against jones. last month her twitter aaccount was littered with hateful tweets. recently jones, a cast member of snl and costar of this year's ghost busters movie --
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>> we welcome back our very good friend, leslie jones. >> reporter: responded to the tweets on late night television. >> i'm used to the insults. it's unfortunate. she also tweeted most of these comments sound they're from ignorant children. >> it appears she was attacked because she's a black woman and she's a public figure, she's vocal. >> reporter: fans and celebrities rushed to her side. katie perry tweeted #i stand with leslie. these acts against leslie jones are sickening. it's racist and sexist. ugly attacks that leslie jones is facing head on. >> this is "early today." at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly.
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we're following breaking news this morning. a philadelphia police officer is seriously hurt after hit and run in man. and the same german town block, leaving two people hurt and the streets littered with shell casings. and in italy, the death toll continues to rise after an earthquake rocks the country. good morning, this is "nbc10 news." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm laura. let's gift a look at the
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conditions. we're seeing temperatures not quite as cool as they have been the last couple of morning. new jersey, 68 degrees in the lehigh valley. lehigh valley is where we're watching this afternoon. completely dry. a few fair weather clouds at 7:00. i do expect clouds to be building later this afternoon in the lehigh valley. and that's going to produce a shower or thunderstorm. less likely and philadelphia or south jersey for that to happen. a few scattered showers. by 9:00 this morning, southerly winds a little bit breezy. the winds will be around through the day. 76 degrees and climbing. we'll wind up warmer than yesterday and more humid as well. 89 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia, upper 80s for pennsylvania suburbs and new jersey. there's the lehigh valley with a chance of late day showers. thunderstorm most of the day awill be dry, however. warmer, 88 degrees in delaware. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour and show you when
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the showers are most like throw pop up when i come back in a few minutes but first, jessica boyington has an update from the "first alert" traffic center. >> thank, bill. we're starting off with the vine street expressway. we're closed for construction right now on broad street. this is the westbound side, both sides are closed. westbound and eastbound from broad street to the schuylkill expressway. typically removed around the 5:00 hour or so. but earlier this week, we were going earlier than that. so watch out for that. maple avenue and chestnut street to watch out for. 422, drive time nine minutes into the schuylkill. >> thanks, jessica. breaking news, a driver in philadelphia hit the police officer and then goes off. pamela osborne is live on the

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