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i thought we were going to die. i didn't think we were going to get out. >> i heard these terrifying screams coming out and shrieks, loud shrieks. people just screaming for their lives. >> harrowing scenes in new jersey. now the focus turns to bha caused and how could it have been prevented. another newspaper breaks tradition as donald trump changes tactics and decides to get personal. >> we have a situation where we have a a president who was a disaster and he was ultimately impeached over it in a sense for lying. so we'll see whether or not e we discuss it. >> plus a european fatal
christmas in september for millions of americans. and get into the swing of things with a high flying world record attempt. "early today" starts right now. good morning, everyone. the engineer who survived thursday's deadly train crash in new jersey is cooperating with federal investigators. they want to know whether he was fatigued, mechanical failure or speed that led to the crash. a 34-year-wo and more than 100 people injured, some in serious condition. jay gray is live in hoboken, new jersey, with the latest. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, dara. normally 15,000 or so commuters are making their way through the hoboken station behind me here. this morning, ond a handful of people inside trying to figure out what went wrong here. in just minutes, the morning rush unravelled. >> i have heavy structural damage. i have people trapped on the
>> reporter: a new jersey transit line sped into the hoboken station slamming into and over the bumpers at the end of the track. >> it was just horrific. an explosion of concrete dust, electrical wires. >> reporter: the canopy above collapsed falling to the ground along with steel beams and shatter red glass. a 34-year-old was standing on the platform. the hoboken resident and mom was killed by falling debris. >> we heard people screaming in the first car. they were trapped. they couldn't get out. >> reporter: more than 100 on and off the train were injured, including the engineer, who is said to be cooperating with the national transportation safety board investigation into the crash. witnesses say the train never seemed to slow down. ntsb agents hope to get data from the black box.
speed and braking. >> reporter: investigators have access to the locomotive, but to this point, structural damage to the station has kept them out of the rest of the train. investigators believe they will be able to get into those cars laurt today. the ntsb plans to be on scene for a week to ten days here. that's the latest from hoboken, back to you. >> thank you for that report. computers are also waking up to safety concerns 9 new jersey train was equipped with technology to prevent the crash. they have been demanding an advanced braking system for 40 years. miguel almaguer reports. >> reporter: last year left eight dead and 200 injured with the train traveling 100 miles an hour. in california 25 lost their lives, 135 hurt when a commuter
line accidents experts could have been prevented with positive train control or ptc. the advanced braking system is designed to stop a train before certain accidents, like those caused by speeding or ending in head-on collisions. but only 22% of trains currently have the advanced braking system. train travel is still among the safest way to commute, are more questions on how to make it safer sooner. miguel almaguer, los angeles. it has been a e growing theme this election cycle for publications to break from tradition in endorsements and now a bug one. for the first time in its history, u.s. today is taking a side saying donald trump is unfit for the presidency writing he lacks the temperament and knowledge and honesty that america needs from its president. for the first time in its
ne unprincipled, unstable and quite possibly dangerous. he cannot be president. the paper is endorsing libertarian gary johnson instead. the trump campaign seems to be taking a strategy straight from the donald's mouth going after hillary's marriage troubles. a memo tells how to bring up bill clinton's past. among other things, it instructs them to pointut destroy bill clinton's accusers and hillary clinton bullied and smeared women like paula jones, jennifer flowers and monica lewinsky. trump wasted no time on that it trail. >> corruption and scandals. and impeachment for lying. impeachment for lying. >> why would that reflect on hillary clinton? >> you'll have to figure that out. i think it's pretty sumpl to
>> she said things about me that were totally inappropriate. i think i would have had the right to do things and say things if i wanted to say them, but i chose not to say them. >> in the next debate fair game? >> we're going to see what happens. >> it does come up in the next debate, your past marital history is also fair game u. >> i guess they can do. but a lot different than his. we have a situation where we have a president who was a disaster and he was ultimately impeach lying. we'll see whether or not we discuss it. >> you're not worried about your past history at all? >> not at all. >> hillary clinton was also asked about this while campaigning. >> he can run his campaign however he chooses. that's up to him. i'm going to keep talking about the stakes in this election. so i'm not going to comment on how he runs his campaign. you'll be able to see we have
>> meanwhile the trump foundation may be in hot water. the foundation never obtained the certification in new york for charities to solicit donations. new york's attorney general could order the charity to stop raising money immediately. on a different note, remember how gary johnson couldn't name any foreign leader he admires? he's still searching. yesterday johnson tweeted, it's be can't come up with a foreign leader i look up to. vice president joe biden was on "the tonight show" and told jimmy fallon that he has the election all figured out. >> i think she's going to win and we'll be in good hands. nobody is perfect. everybody wants the ideal candidate. by the way, i learned how to become the ideal candidate. announce you're not running for president.
scheduled in florida. chelsea will be campaigning in wisconsin and michigan. donald trump is in michigan. mike pence is in indiana. at this hour, dozens of world loaders are in israel paying final respects to that country's founding fathers. the former prime minister and president died wednesday at the age of 93. his commitment to forging lasting peace in the middle east was praised by many around the globe. massive security e detail stands watch. good morning. >> good morning, 90 delegations from 70 countries here this morning in jerusalem to pay their final respects to former prime minister and president. perez who passed away wednesday at the age of 93 from complications of a stroke. there were leaders here from africa, asia, europe, of course,
america. the largest gathering of world leaders in more than 20 years. a massive security operation, of course, follows. more than 8,000 security officers at work today to ensure the safety of all of these dignitaries where the ceremony is taking place. among those to deliver eulogies, the sraeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who perez a great man of the world. president clinton praising perez for his work towards peace. perez credited as the architect of the road map for peace. one specific person of note here today, palestinian president a
leader in attendance. both jordan in egypt sending representatives. it's quite controversial among arab countries. peres not the most revered figure among arab populations because of his support of settlements and other military operations inside israel. but perhaps a sign of the legacy of benjamin netanyahu shaking hands before this funeral ceremony and exchange canning a few words. president obama is due to deliver the final eulogy today and peres will then be laid u to rest next to his partner in peace, former prime minister. >>. thank you for that. just ahead, a case of buyers
bill karins with a a look at the flooding. . >> we're now locking at horrible flooding in the northeast. we have a lot of heavy rain and travel delays likely today. how about matthew overnight becoming a category 2 hurricane? we are watching it now. 100 mile per hour winds and the forecast path is going to take it this upcoming weekend towards jamaica and possibly through cuba and the bahamas here in the southeast coast of florida. we have to watch your complete weekend forecast coming up. "early today" back in two.
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