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when officers arrived, they observed two adult males and one adult female that had suffered gunshot wounds. randomly shooting into a group of people. the suspect then fled the area. >> police are searching for a suspect who fatological agunned down three people in a walmart last night. we have new details on the manhunt. the houston astros take la la land by storm to win the 2017 world series. if that wasn't enough, check out shortstop charles correa. >> you make me the happiest man in the world. will you marry me? >> still not the best part. >> new details on the new york city terror plot. we now know the victims who were kill a
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heinous attack. plus, apple ceo tim cook offers a fresh perspective on social media and the russian influence on the 2016 elections. "early today" starts right now. great to be with you on thursday morning. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. houston has plenty to smile about this morning. take a look. >> the sanchez success. ground ball right side! houston astros are world champions! >> the astros, they are coming back to texas as world series champions for the first time in franchise history. houston took control of the decisive game seven early on, scoring two runs against the dodgers starter darvish. now up 3-0, george springer launches his fifth home run of the series. and that gave houston the huge 5-0 lead. the dodgers would bring out their ace, clayton kershaw, in relief and he was able to quiet the astros' bats, but iwa
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los angeles would finally get on the board in the sixth on this single to bring home jock peterson. they stranded ten base runners in all. that one run was all they could get. astros with a 5-1 win. george springer was named the series mvp thanks to the five home runs which ties world series record. "sports illustrated" writer predicted the astros would win the 2017 world series with this cover featuring the mvp himself. congrats to ben on the epic prediction and to the team. and the entire city of houston. their championship parade will be friday. colorado police are searching for the suspect in a shooting that killed two women and one woman. the deadly violence happened inside a walmart in the city of thornton, a suburb in the denver metro area. police responded quickly to the gunfire, dashing into the store armed with assault rifles. the shooting had
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with no known motive, police say it appears to be a random attack. the gunman nonchalantly walked in firing at a group of people near the cash registers. they released this image, a white man remains at large. he fled the scene in this red mitsubishi mirage. a witness described the madness inside the store, who was there with his brother. police consider the suspect to be armed and dangerous. and are asking residents to call 911 if they spot him. u.s. perpetrator of new york city's deadliest attack since 9/11 is now facing federal charges, one count of material support to a terrorist organization and destruction of a motor vehicle. he's accused of killing eight people and injuring a dozen others. two victims were americans, but the others happened to be
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countries, as secretary of state rex tillerson described. >> we have one belgium citizen who died and five argentinean citizens. once again, we've seen the evil face of terror in our own borders. but this is a face that knows no borders. >> police say the suspected attacker was inspired by the islamic state terrorist group. according to authorities, they found many images and video on his cell phone that appear to be related to isis propaganda. savannah guthrie has more on this disturbing attack in the heart of new york city. we're having trouble with that report. hope to get it to you in a little bit. in light of that, new york city's marathon will indeed go on as planned. so the wall street journal reports police are beefing up security increasing the number of sand trucks and blocker vehicles along the route and they're more than doubling the
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protect the 50,000-plus runners who are expected to compete this sunday. now, let's turn to ron mott who is outside in new york city. ron, what's the latest on the case against the suspected attacker? >> reporter: good morning, phillip. we're now able to get to this bike path where this all went down on halloween afternoon. you can see the decal on the asphalt, walking and biking path. the suspect drove that rented home depot truck down this bike path, killing eight people, and then he eventually ran into a school bus. the plan as he told the fbi was to go from here, to the brooklyn bridge, where he thought he would continue to kill pedestrians on the brooklyn bridge between manhattan and brooklyn. he obviously never got that far because he ran into a school bus, mini bus filled with special needs children strapped into their seats. it was a horrific scene there. this is reminiscent of 9/11 in this partf
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i'm staring at the freedom tower now. it was the twin towers 16 years ago. the suspect said he felt good about what he did. he appeared to want to have the police engage him and kill him. he survived, and that was somewhat unusual to have a terror attack like this and have a suspect who was alive, and surviving. let's send it back to you guys. >> ron mott live in new york city, thank you. more details on the attack. here's nbc's savannah guthrie. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: a dramatic new look at this mangled school bus. just moments after it was hit by a pickup truck in tuesday's new york terror attack. trapped inside, special needs students. >> are you okay? >> reporter: everyone on the bus survived, but eight others died, and more than a dozen people were injured. after 29-year-old sayfullo saipov drove his truck down in lower manhattan. >> you could t
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fast. >> reporter: officials disclosed he had been planning an attack for nearly a year. >> he appears to have followed almost exactly to a t the instructions that isis has put out. >> reporter: among those killed, 23-year-old nicholas from manhattan, and darren drake, 32 from new millford, new jersey. his father remembering him today. >> he had everything going for him. >> reporter: also killed, ann dekau, a young mother from belgium and five friends from argentina celebrating their 30th college reunion. >> they cannot even believe it. it's terrible situation. >> reporter: a city still reeling amid heightened security. >> people are on edge. it's nerve-racking. >> reporter: the timeline of terror now coming into focus. saipov rented a home depot truck in
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2:43 p.m. he crossed the george washington bridge into manhattan. 20 minutes later he plowed into the bike lane, mowing down victims for almost a mile. >> we've got multiple casualties. this is a mass casualty situation here. >> reporter: before crashing into the bus. >> i saw the damage to the car, kind of flipped up. >> reporter: saipov got out of the truck yelling, allah akbar, brandishing what turned out to be a paint ball gun and pellet gun until he was shot in the abdomen by an nypd officer. that officer, 28-year-old ryan nash, hailed a hero. >> i feel we were just doing our job, like thousands of officers do every day. >> reporter: inspecting the suspect's truck, investigators found several knives, and a note that read, isis lives forever. >> it was never to break our spirit, but as an effort to break our spirit it failed. >> reporter: new yorkers are strong, and resilient. and within moments of this bike path bng
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back on it, strolling, cycling, trying to get to life back to normal the way they want it to be. and it's a testament to that on sunday, the new york city marathon will go on as planned. frances, back to you. >> savannah, thank you. "star wars" fans better buckle up. >> darkness rises. >> disney and lucas film released another quick glimpse at the upcoming "star wars," the last jedi. we don't have to wait too much longer. the film opens on december 15th. >> now that we're in november, it will come quicker than we all feel. in some places feeling like winter, right? >> some places feeling like winter. other areas feeling like the hottest it's ever been. we have to talk about what's going t
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this has never happened. the records in dallas go all the way back about 119 years. it's never been in the 90s in november in dallas. tomorrow's forecast is supposed to be 92 degrees. it did hit 90 in december one time. so, again, just one of those things. this never happened in november. unseasonably warm air continues all the way into areas of the east. at least 10 to 15 degrees above normal. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. here's a closer look at the day ahead. there's that warmth after a cold morning yesterday. you'll notice a big change this morning all the way through northern new england. temperatures getting into the upper 50s, to even low 60s. the cold air still remains over the northern plains and northern rockies. they'll even have some snow today. warm into the weekend for the east, too. >> unbelievable. still wearing shorts in dallas like that. bill, thank you. in today's quick hits, the cia has
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documents recovered in the 2011 navy s.e.a.l. raid that killed osama bin laden. two intelligence officials tell nbc new the trove offers insight into iran's support of al qaeda's war with the u.s. former president obama tweeted a video reminding people about open enrollment for obamacare, as the trump administration cut funding for obamacare. check out this new tourist attraction in china. a glass walkway more than 3,800 feet in the air on the edge of a mountain. the scariest part, it sounds like it's cracking. . and at our factory in boston, 1,200 workers are starting their day building on over a hundred years of heritage, craftsmanship and innovation. today we're bringing you america's number one shave at lower prices every day. putting money back in the pockets of millions of americans. as one of those workers, i'm proud to bring you gillette quality for less, because nobody can beat the men and women of gillette. gillette - the best a man can get.
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governing everybody. i'm chris lawrence. just 90 seconds. the latest information coming out of new york after the deadliest terror attack since 9/11, including overnight reaction from president trump. good morning everybody. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. not too terribly cold outside. a lot of clouds around. there may be a drizzle drop
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it's a ground ball right side. houston astros are world champions
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>> -- >> the astros became the champions of baseball. the world series some called one of the best of all-time ended with the astros on top. in fact, they won 5-1. turned out to be the least dramatic game of the series. when it was all over, astros shortstop carlos correia popped -- he shocked his girlfriend when he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. what do you say to a world series champion except, sure. good morning everybody. i am chris lawrence. chuck, i got to think, what better way to ask. you just won a world series. you get down on one knee and let it rip. >> we mind me of the fiesta bowl when the beat the sooners. of course, they're going to say say. why would you say no to


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