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the real story maybe is that the cia knew only seven weeks before the assassination that oswald may have threatened the president. >> this morning new information from the just released jfk documents surrounding his assassination. but will new details create even greater conspiracy theories? >> we'll take you outside the capital to the front lines where chief powerful and plentiful opioids are taking 140 lives every day. >> two dogs rescued aboard their heavily stranded boat after being at sea five months. >> pets on parade as they get ready for a florida keys halloween. "early today" starts right now. >> happy friday. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena.
this morning historians and conspiracy theorists are pouring over thousands of newly released documents related to the 1963 assassination of president john f. kennedy. they are seeking to fill in the holes of the official narrative for that national tragedy that still haunts this former secret service agent who was in the car with kennedy when he was shot. >> deep down i still have that sense of guilt that i should have been able to get there quicker and i didn't. i'm hoping that within that material and there's lots of it, there will be some indication as to the motive, the reason why he did what he did. and his -- the background in the previous period of time prior to november 22nd. >> right. >> some new details from that period before the shooting are emerging from these files, like one secret service interview with a man who claims to have heard a $100 bar bet that president kennedy would be dead within three weeks. and a man told police that he heard three men in a bar say, if kennedy ever went to dallas, he
would never leave there alive. >> some highly anticipated documents are missing, though, like testimony from cia spook jj engel ton who had reportedly been tracking oswald's movement before the assassination. president trump is delaying the release of that file along with 240 others on the assassination explaining the memo. executive departments and agencies proposed to me certain information should continue to be redacted because of national security. law enforcement and foreign affairs concerns. the president is giving intelligence agencies 180 days to continue their review of the files. deciding whether a release could compromise sensitive information. like the identities of friendly spies and sources abroad. the white house says these remaining records could be revealed on a rolling basis in the coming weeks. >> this morning help could be on the way to towns and cities across the country that have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. after the president stood before the nation to declare a public health emergency on opioids pledging action in the face of a
drug catastrophe that takes over 140 american lives every day. even invoking his own family struggle with addiction as he vowed to take on the fight. >> i had a brother fred, great guy, best looking guy, best personality, much better than mine. [ laughter ] but he had a problem. he had a problem with alcohol, and he would tell me, don't drink. and to this day i've never had a drink. and i have no longing for it. but i learned because of fred. i learned. and that's what i think is so important. >> still as the administration logs the president's remarks, critics say his declaration doesn't go far enough. for more on this, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington and tracy, what can you tell us about some of the critiques that are hit being the white house today and how dz the administration intend to take on this opioid fight >> reporter: the white house says they did what states asked them to do and declaring this
public health emergency, instead of a national emergency, is actually more appropriate. what it does, it frees up money that already exists, not new money, but money that's already out there to free up hospital beds, to allow for telemedicine, to address some of these issues in rural communities so that doctors can treat patients by phone. the president says the key here is to make sure young people never get started, never get hooked. >> the fact is if we can teach young people -- and people generally -- not to start, it's really, really easy not to take them. and i think that's going to end up being our most important thing. really tough, really big, really great advertising. so, we get to people before they start so they don't have to go through the problems of what people are going through. [ applause ] >> reporter: but they're going to be doing it with existing funds because what the president
did fell short of a national emergency. that's what he had promised. take a look at "the new york times" headline here. that the president fell short on his promise back in august to declare a national emergency on opioids. that would have prompted rapid allocation of federal funding. in other words, unleashed a lot of new money to deal with this crisis. and now democrats and others are criticizing the president for not going far enough. >> what i would say to the president on that is, show me the money. declaring an emergency means he can have access to some funds, but the funds in that account are like 57, $58,000. so, show me the money. >> reporter: so, no new money, but a new focus on this national problem. philip? >> lot of cities and towns in this country that are happy to see this being addressed. tracie, thank you. >> well, we now go beyond washington for a look at the personal toll the opioid
epidemic is waging each and every day. cities and towns are destroyed and killing communities across the country. nbc's kate snow has more on the one nation overdose series. >> we're the experts. we're the ones that know. >> reporter: at the weekly families of addicts meeting in day ton, ohio, they're encouraged the white house is taking notice, but not sure their leaders really get it. >> how many people here think washington maybe doesn't understand what's happening here in day ton? >> reporter: they'd be happy to show the president around, though. >> he needs to come to my hood and ride around with me. [ laughter ] >> and see what it's like every day. >> reporter: the president? >> yeah. i could see that right from our window every day. drug deals right there right in front. >> the supply is so great in day ton, that you can drive down many, many roads in this city and they will give you free samples of drugs. >> i think what the problem with rehabs around here and the treatment that people receive, the compassion is not there. >> reporter: the overwhelming
message from this room to the president, when loved ones are desperate for help, it's hard to find treatment quickly. >> she's been struggling for 15 years. >> reporter: buck came to the meeting with his stepdaughter whose 11 month old was born dependent. >> three to four weeks waiting for any female to get into the inpatient treatment today. and i think we have to treat it almost like an emergency room. if we have a crisis at 5:00 on a friday, come back monday. how is that helping anybody? they can be dead by then. >> reporter: the president's commission on opioids notes only one in ten people with substance abuse problems get treatment. >> i can't do it any more. i'm tired of seeing my kids see this. and i have him addicted to heroin. >> we will overcome addiction in america. >> so, you're saying the government needs to realize that people need help faster? >> yes. i would go tomorrow. i would go right now if i could.
>> reporter: the folks in that room say getting better access to treatment is going to require more money. they also say they need more doctors who are trained in substance abuse. and while the president's plan does not call for any additional funding they do say they are hopeful the conversation at the white house is at least a beginning. frances? >> all right, kate, thank you. >> now to the continued saga involving disgraced movie producer harvey weinstein, with new reports the mogul has filed a lawsuit against his name sake company to gain access to his phone records, e-mail and personnel files which his attorneys say weinstein needs in order to defend himself against those sexual harassment allegations. weinstein has unequivocally denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. weinstein's lawyers claim his former company which he was fired from earlier this month has refused to provide him with access to his records. also believing certain information in the press could have only come from weinstein's own files. the lawsuit came just hours after actress ashley judd shared her own experience with
weinstein including his repeated sexual advances toward her. what she said she escaped by making a deal. here's the surprising remark judd made when asked if she had anything to say to weinstein. >> what i would say to harvey is, i love you and i understand that you are sick and suffering. and there is help for a guy like you, too. and it's entirely up to you to get that help. >> more than 65 women have now come forward to accuse the hollywood mogul of sexual misconduct. in a statement earlier this month, the weinstein board said they were shocked and dismayed by the recently emerged allegations against weinstein, saying they're committed to assisting with all criminal or other investigations of these alleged acts while pursuing justice for the victims and a full independent investigation of our own. >> what happened to a major italian landmark? an italian activist poured red dye in one of the most famous monuments ten years after pulling a similar stunt. he poured the die into the
felton against rome's corruption and filth and said it wouldn't damage the famous monument. according to witnesses, he managed to climb the side of the fountain and pour the dye and turning the pool a murky red. they were taken away by police and they began draining the fountain thursday afternoon, but imagine how much dye that actually bring there to have it turn that color? hopefully no major damage or permanent damage. >> that's a good point. all right. nbc meteorologist bill karins will join us now with a look at our weekend weather. bill? >> yeah, this storm in the midwest rain is turning over to snow now in minnesota and some of that is now into minneapolis. not expecting a huge ordeal out of this but it will produce a slushy interest on grassy surfaces and get snow in northern michigan. snow fal totals
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person of interest. shots fired at the house of a 16-year-old wanted in connection to the deaths of two teens in south philadelphia. what we're learning as the community continues to mourn. struck by a school bus. a 6-year-old hit in the middle of a south jersey street. neighbors want to know how it happened. parking headache. philly free streets is giving walkers and runners a break from traffic, but it will cause problems for drivers and people who park in the area. a lot to. we've made it to friday. this is "nbc10 news today" first look at 4. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm rosemary connors. meteorologist bill henley is tracking a cool day in the first alert forecast. bill? chillier than yesterday. temperatures in the suburbs and in the lehigh valley, 30s to
start with. you may see frost this morning. cold, 37 now in the lehigh valley. it will drop to 35 at 6:00. then one the sun is up, temperatures are climbing. low 40s at 9:00. not exactly warm in philadelphia either. 46 now and cooling down. that will come down a bit more. 44 degrees at 6:00. then 48 degrees at 9:00. temperatures in the 40s for new jersey and philadelphia. not likely to see frost in those spots, but there are colder neighborhoods in new jersey. you may run into frost this morning. by later this morning, it's all gone, and this afternoon look at the sunshine and the temperatures bouncing into the 60s. something we did not see yesterday. i'll break those forecasts down hour by hour and show you how quickly it will warm up when i'm back in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks. we're starting on the schuylkill expressway. so we do have this construction project again here where we're
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