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the white house weighed in today on the man being held in north korea. and this new video and what it might reveal about north korea's plan for merrill newman. does any of it add up? a new trend for medical appointments. why there may be strength in numbers visiting the doctor. good evening. we start with some developing news. the u.s. is urging north korea to release an 85-year-old man
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held there for more than a month. merrill newman is a korean war veteran. north korea charged him with hostile acts against the state. kimberly perry is in pal palo a with the latest. >> reporter: he does have a heart condition that requires medication. so far, the family said nothing in response to the video of the 85-year-old that surfaced yesterday. on that video on north korea's official news agency, he is seen reading a handwritten apology. he bows and then there is video of the korean war veteran putting thumb print on each page of his written confession. >> it's a forced confession. the language is not the language that would be used by an
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american and some of the syntax and grammar made no sense. it's something written by the north koreans. he read it. obviously with the hope that by making this kind of forced apology he would be released. >> daniel schneider, stanford professor and north korean expert says this country coerced confessions in the past. merrill has been missing since late october when north korean officials took him off of a plane as he was getting ready to leave that country where he spent ten days as a tourist. kimberly perry, nbc. >> thank you for the update. today the white house urged north korea to release newman. the statement reads, "given mr.
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newman's advantage age and health conditions we urge you to release mr. newman to return home and reunite with his family. the white house urged white house authorities to release kenneth bay held in that country more than a year. we have more video and interviews with newman's wife and son. it is our top story on the front page. we have new surveillance video of a possible suspect involved in an animal abuse case in san francisco. police believe this is the man who threw two cats into the san francisco bay on monday. the man walked up to a woman carrying several items including this cat carrier and threw them into the bay. both cats died. witnesses say they had to hold the woman back from jumping into the water on pier 14.
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san francisco care and control asked several businesses in the area if they had surveillance video. >> my office has been canvassing the area where this occurred. he's been able to obtain several pieces of footage. splice things together and put it all together. what he found was the gentleman leaving a building downtown and we actually have footage of his face. >> it is not clear if the man knew the woman. officials believe it was a random act. first it was gray thursday then black friday. today it's small business saturday. the marketing hype is alive and well. marketing department and american express started this three years ago to help independent stores compete with the big chain stores. in san francisco, customers came into the store, booked passage to show their support. the popular book store has one
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well-known supporter. >> when i learned that the nation has begun to celebrate the existence of small business, i wanted to be a part of it. i particularly wanted to be part of it in this book store. this book store, there are not too many free-standing bookstores left in america, let alone in san francisco. >> critics of the marketing campaign support the idea of shopping at small businesses, but don't like that a very large business is benefitting from the campaign. shopping bonuses and other perks, small business saturday can offer what's making small business saturday grow. brian mooar has more on that. >> reporter: black friday and cyber monday are bib deals. mom and pop stores are hoping to cash in. >> i am a small business. it's for the small business by the small business. it's a day to celebrate and
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acknowledge and drive traffic to small businesses all around. >> reporter: even president obama got in on the action, dropping a few bucks in a local book store. small businesses need all the help they can get. shoppers are getting more than just bargains. >> i like to talk to the owners and see the uniqueness of the pieces. get a feel. get a feel of what the artisan or what the biusiness owner is trying to do. that's why we're out here. >> reporter: that's the story small business owners want to tell. >> it can be tough to fight the big guys on the block. at the end of the day, small businesses, you get better quality and better service. >> when our customers come in, many of them we know their name. i don't know that ever happens in big box.
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>> reporter: a day a big deal for small businesses around america. brian mooar, nbc news. this is a critical weekend for the health care website as the white house pledged it would be working this weekend for most people who try to enroll. people in virginia said they were enrolling today without any problems. obama administration says 90% can create an account on the system. tech experts worked for five weeks to fix the system plagued by errors, outages and slow speeds. the goal is to ensure it can handle 50,000 users at any time. health care options s are people's minds. what would you think about sharing a doctor with multiple patients. cleveland has shared medical appointments. >> reporter: laughter,
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camaraderie, flowers and refreshments. this isn't a typical doctor's visit. it might be a model for the future of quality health care. it's a shared medical appointment. a unique way to that cleveland clinic is providing check-ups for 15 people with similar health issues, all at once. >> they take away more. bang for your buck, value. the extra time, extra information, extra understanding. >> reporter: while a typical check-up lasts 15 to 30 minutes, a patient can have a shared medical appointment for as long as two hours, all for the same cost as a traditional visit. after a one-on-one physical examine, everyone signs the privacy agreement. the group meets to discuss test results. ask questions and share ideas about wellness, prevention and nutrition. >> it's peanuts and oil. >> there are a lot of things we
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share today with our health that are very good. that gives me a very good feeling of a healthy community. >> reporter: you hear other people's comments and other people's questions. you might learn something you might not thought of asking. >> reporter: it's than of many catching on across the country as hospitals struggle with more limited resources. with the expected surge in new patients under the affordable care act. some experts think our country will need more doctors to keep up with the increased demand for care. by 2020, it's estimated the u.s. will face a shortage of 91,000 physicians. on this day, one doctor saw double the number she usually can. giving patients support to the common goal of better health. dr. nancy snyderman, nbc news, new york. coming up next, ready to
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launch. china's first mission to the moon. what it hopes to accomplish with its lunar exploration plans. >> a new debate on twitter. this crash scene photo tweeted by mitt romney's son. clear skies, but fog toward san francisco. 54 degrees there. the fog may be moving faster than traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. because your kitchen dreams can be big. ikea has it all.
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woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room?
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we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. because your kitchen dreams can be big. ikea has it all. >> a tweet from mitt romney's son is going viral. the tweet was read "first on scene to big accident. i lifted four people out to safety. all okay. thankful." some are calling him a hero. he's drawing backlash because of that picture. joe fryar has the story. >> reporter: the suv wedged inside this utah kitchen was carrying a four thanksgiving night. a medical emergency may have caused the driver to exit the freeway and enter the house at a
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high rate of sweet. mitt romney's son josh pictured a photo with the sideway car. saying "i lifted four people out of safety. all okay. thankful." >> it appears the homeowner and occupants of the vehicle made it out to safety. >> reporter: josh romney, son of mitt romney declined interview requests. his tweet caused action on social media why are you smiling like a tourist? josh is considered most likely to follow in his dad's political footsteps. >> biggest momma's guy in the group? >> josh. >> following what happened on thanksgiving, one twitter user called the romneys a family of
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batmen because the 2003 josh, his dad and other mother helped rescue capsize boaters. now another story held by an image and the power of social media. coming up next, a new rocket mission packed by teslan founder.
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if you're looking for unique hand crafted holiday gifts made in the usa, head over to the san jose harvest festival. it's one of the largest indoor/outdoor shows on the west coast. china's new mission to the moon is set to launch monday. the agency upgraded its launch tower for the lunar probe. it's expected to reach the moon mid december. there is a lunar rover called u2 that will be controlled from earth and survey geological structures and search for natural resources on the moon. spacex is setting a monday launch date for "falcon." just a minute before lift-off ceo and tesla founder tweeted
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the rocket engines are healthy, but there's still work to be done. the falcon is carrying a 7,000 pound communication satellite worth about $100 million. the satellite will provide television cable and broadband services to customers across asia. it's a gorgeous day outside. t it's going to change eventually? >> it is. today we did see highs about 70. some of the warmest spots. cooling back into the 50s. 61 in san jose and san francisco. you can see the fog moving through. once the skies cleared, very nice day. sausalito, terry sending in this video earlier today. you see the nice reflection across the water. just a slight offshore breeze
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right now. unfortunately, not enough wind to prevent smoke particle pollution in the bay. tonight will be the last of our spare the air night. air quality should improve in the north bay. temperatures hanging around 60s. you see san jose 61. we'll watch that air quality still in the unhealthy range for the north bay. improving to sunday. one of the things we'll see tomorrow morning, patches of low clouds. it should break up through the morning. another band of high clouds passing around lunch time. things are going to changeup tuesday into wednesday. we every tracking this next opportunity of rain. notice the snow in the sierra. down around 3,000 feet. 7:30 tuesday morning, a chance of seeing a few showers. maybe snow close to 3,500 these
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to 4,000 feet. the projection with our temperatures as we get out of the weekend, still looks chilly. we are going to see wind speeds get up close to 15 to 25 miles per hour. this cold air continues to surge in which is going to drop our temperatures down. night just high temperatures in the low 50s, but overnight in the upper 20s and low 30s. freeze warnings likely ahead. big changes coming our way. you'll notice as you step outside wednesday. temperatures dropping off. chance of a few showers tuesday. high temperatures come wednesday in the low 50s. bay areawide. north bay and east bay could see highs only near 50 thursday. tomorrow looks nice. upper 60s to low 70s. san francisco, mid 60s tomorrow. candlestick looks good for the
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rams versus 49ers. into the south bay, we'll continue to see temperatures looking good. campbell in the low 70s tomorrow. still sunshine out towards the coast. get ready for highs in the 20s and 30s as that chance of snow bi begins to arrive tuesday. >> one more question, rob. terry, the weather watcher? >> that would be one and the same. he was not here tonight but was with is in video form. >> terry mcsweeney, thank you, rob. lots of college football today. big pro games tomorrow. let's check in with henry with sports. i'm all by myself. hopefully, you can manage. >> we'll get you set for a huge sunday night football matchup first, as you mentioned, rivalry week in college football. one national title hopeful.
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another fell in the final seconds. the thrilling highlights. you don't want to miss it. everybody is talking about this next in sports.
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welcome back to nbc bay area. rivalry week in college football. you have to love the drama and excitement, but if you were counting on a clear picture on which teams will play for the national championship game, hold your horses. let's begin with the top team in the country. that's where the most drama was happening. 78th iron bowl, number one alabama versus auburn. bahama up a touchdown.
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nick marshall goes 39 yards for the score. a tied game. a second left in the game. bahama out for 57-yard field goal. it's short. that ball is a live ball. chris davis takes it. he's not going to make it all the way, right? no way in the world, right? number four auburn says this is our house, and they win in dramatic fashion, 34-28, beating the number one team in the country. what about michigan? bad season for them. they are hosting number 3 ohio state. under 3:00 to go in the fourth. tied 35-35. carlos hyde punches it in the end zone. he finishes with 226 yards and a touchdown. big game for him. 35 seconds on the clock. michigan down seven. devon gardner finds his partner with the touchdown to cut it down to one.
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two-point conversion, didn't work. ohio state wins 42-41. ohio state 12-0 this season. >> over to the pro game where sunday night giants are set to visit the redskins with the nfc east wide open. cris collinsworth had this to say about the matchup. >> it's an interesting game because you've got two teams now that are fighting at the end of the strength. new york giants are not out of it. a couple of games back. they have to go in here. for the washington redskins, i think the fate of the franchise, to some extent, is going to be decided how think finish this year. can the shanahans as coaches and rg 3 find a way to make it work? it seems to be a little uncomfortable for whatever reason there. so everybody's going to be
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keeping an eye on it. i still think moving forward, if they leave it alone is better if they try to break it up and start over. a lot will be determined in the next few weeks. >> should be a good game. looking forward to seeing that here on nbc bay area tomorrow. >> stanford is leading notre dame with five seconds in the second quarter. stanford up 14-6. highlights at 11:00. that will do it for now. ♪
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because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. the san francisco fairmont is getting into the holiday spirit. here is a look at the hotel's annual holiday ginger house. measures 22 feet high built with thousands of gingerbread bricks, topped with 1,200 pounds of
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icing. all on display through january 1st. there is even a doghouse to go with it. on this saturday night, deadly crash. after a police helicopter slams into a crowded pub, we are on the scene as investigators look for answers. buying frenzy. the numbers just in for the biggest shopping day of the year. plus the big move to shopping on the go with all those mobile devices. ready or not. with a deadline looming, we are with some trying to log on to the supposedly improved health care website. house calls. how one big health system tries to ease the burden of care with with a new kind of home medicine. and the comeback. once threatened, now thriving again with a little help from their friends.

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