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he's a coots candidate. he would not be the commander in chief we need to keep our country safe. >> jeb doesn't really believe i'm unhinged. he said that very simply because he has failed in this campaign. it's been a total disaster. nobody cares, and frankly i'm the most solid person up here. i built a tremendous company. all i want to do is make america great again. >> those two weren't the only source of friction on stage. marco rubio and ted cruz went head to head four separate times on terrorism surveillance and immigration. going in the question everyone was asking how would the unofficial truce between cruz and trump play out? well, see for yourself. >> if i'm elected president, we will secure the border.
we will triple the border patrol, we will build a war that works. and i'll get donald trump to pay for it. >> i'll build it. let me -- he is a wonderful temperment. he's fine, don't worry about it. >> what you're saying right now is you do believe mr. trump has the judgment to be commander in chief. >> that's a judgment for every voter to make. all nine of the people here would make an infinitely commander in chief than barack obama or hillary clinton. >> another big take away, trump setting the record straight on a much talked about issue, denying a third party run, then doubling down on msnbc hours later. >> are you ready to reassure republicans that you will run as a republican. >> i really am.
i am totally committed to the republican party. i feel very honored to be the front runner. and i think i'll do very well if i'm chosen sdp. >> would you endorse whoever wins on your party's side? >> i would. i've gotten to know most of them. i like a lot of them, i can't say i love a lot of them. i respect quite a few of them. >> shortly after the debate twitter released its top tweeted moment starting with donald trump talking about closing parts of the internet on the war on isis. >> what i like even better than that is getting our smartest and best to infiltrate their internet so we know where they're going to be. i like that better. i just can't imagine somebody booing these are people that want to kill us folks, and you're objecting to us
infiltrating their conversations? i don't think so. i don't think so. jeb is a very nice person. he's a very nice personerme. we need tough people and intelligence. when they come across the southern border they come as an act of love. >> you said september 30th -- >> am i talking or you talking, jeb? >> i'm talking. >> you can go back. you're not talking you interrupted me. no. am i allowed to finish? >> one at a time. >> am i allowed to finish? >> go ahead, mr. trump. >> a little bit of your own medicine. >> the simple fact is, if you think this is tough that -- >> this isn't tough. >> what's is it going to be like dealing with putin or the islamic terrorism. >> oh, yeah. >> this is a tough business. >> oh, i know you're a tough guy, jeb, i know. >> we need to have a leader that's tough. you're never going to be president of the united states by insulting your way to -- >> the candidate who gained the
most followers during the gop debate, bernie sanders. hillary clinton detailed her own strategy for taking on isis. andrea mitchell reports. >> reporter: with fear of another san bernardino or a paris style attack in the u.s., now a top worry for americans, hillary clinton took on donald trump and the republicans for their rhetoric. accusing them of becoming a tool for isis recruitment. >> promising to carpet bomb until the desert glows doesn't make you sound strong, it makes you sound like you're in over your head. >> reporter: her plan, foil plots and enlist silicon valley. tighten screening at the borders. while clinton likes to portray
herself to a national security grown up. >> bluster and bigotry are not credentials for becoming commander in chief. >> reporter: critics say she's vulnerable and for failing to counterradical islamic online propaganda. russia's 11 week air campaign in syria has complicated the u.s. plan. ash carter visiting pilots in turkey accused russia of bombing the anti-assad rebels. >> there are those not working in the right direction. that includes russia. >> reporter: john kerry in moscow tried to persuade that vladmir putin is now a threat to all of the civilized world. >> andrea mitchell reporting there. while los angeles public schools will reopen today after yesterday's unprecedented closure due to e-mail threats, which at a time were described as serious and credible.
we report from los angeles. >> reporter: 1,531 school properties searched. hours later, the good news. >> we can now announce the fbi has determined this is not a credible threat. >> reporter: just after 7:00 a.m. parents started getting notifications to keep their kids home. the immediate concern, terrorism. a threat which law enforcement confirmed appeared to come from overseas was credible enough for the superintendent to shut the district down and send swat teams to some schools. >> based on past circumstances, i could not take the chance. >> reporter: another threat sent from the same ip address also was sent to new york city schools. >> it appears to be the same e-mail, a generic e-mail. >> reporter: police commissioner bratton says he's investigating
the e-mail as a hoax. la chief charlie beck defends the decision to leave hundreds of thousands of students out of school. >> if you knew what the superintendent and school board knew at 5:30 this morning, would you have sent your child to school? and every parent i've asked has said no. >> reporter: he adds the lapd will have an increased presence when school starts tomorrow. although the threat was found to not be credible. investigators don't know who made it. nbc news, los angeles. a southwest airlines plane rolled off the runway and got stuck while taxiing into its gate. southwest flight 31 landed in nashville when the accident occurred. passengers later described their experience. >> i didn't hear any screaming. it was a bunch of commotion. everyone's scared. >> there was just a big boom. it sounded like to me that a
wheel blew out. i don't know if a wheel blew out or collapsed or something like that. >> fire officials say eight people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. the faa is investigating the incident. a florida car theft shows you can never be too careful. this man had just finished gassing his car when a 12-year-old boy told the 89-year-old passengers his tire was deflated. he stepped out of the car to check. when the boy dropped his bike and hopped in the driver seat he took off with the car. the boy later wrecked the car. police recognized the youngster because he's been arrested 20 times already. the west coast continues to hog the wintry weather, at least from parts of montana getting over 30 inches of snow since sunday. california, nevada and colorado saw upwards of 20 inches this week. here in the east, we're still living in april weather with
temperatures from maryland, rhode island reaching into the 60s. it's so warm bears in vermont haven't started hibernating, instead digging into bird feeders. how do you make sense of any of this? >> just a crazy jet stream. it will take a little longer. the jet stream hasn't changed. the cold weather is in the west and that's how it's going to stay over the next two weeks. this morning, a little bit of snow for spokane, a light rain showers mostly in the mountainous areas. the next storm will come in later tonight. this is a significant storm. this will produce some flooding on some of the rivers, especially in areas of eastern oregon. as far as -- western oregon. they could go to flood stage, it will be minor flooding.
2 to 4 inches in the lowlands. the orange is five inches of rain possible. the snow, because it's so warm, the snow will be at the higher elevations. in the cascades we could see possibly over a foot of snow. we have to deal with a little freezing rain just to the east of the mountains. today's forecast, the snowstorm is exiting the northern plains. it's a cold morning. bundle up from phoenix it's a cold morning but at least we'll warm up in arizona and california. i'm not complaining about the warm weather. i'm enjoying it. >> the people out west aren't. >> unfortunate for them. thanks, bill. the government may do something
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at the un. in china, check out this shocking surveillance video showing a tractor being completely crushed by a truck leaving it in pieces. surprisingly, the driver suffered only a hand fracture and minor injuries. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. >> good morning. the markets are on fed watch today as the central bank announces its decision on whether to raise interest rates this afternoon. and most expect the fed to pull the trigger. they'll be focused on the pace of rate hikes. the dow rallied, having its best performance since october. kohl's will keep most of its stores open for 170 straight hours from 7:00 a.m. on thursday to 6:00 p.m. on christmas eve. that's two days earlier than last year. kohl's said it's aimed at adding convenience for the time starved
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this morning on today christmas tree fires, how to avoid them and how to keep your family safe. let's get you caught up on the sports headlines this morning. >> good morning, a shocking announcement in college sports wisconsin men's basketball coach bo ryan is retiring effective immediately. he said after months of discussion with his wife and staff now was the right time to step aside. he coached wisconsin to a school record 36 wins last season and a loss in the national championship game against duke. assistant greg guard takes over as interim head coach. in boston, the cavs came to town with big plays from lebron jam james as they beat the celtics 89-77. the highlight is this, when james took a moment to say hello to a special olympian in the
crowd. james said he felt connected to the young men and gave him his game sneakers later. a disappointed pete rose addressed the media on being banned from baseball again saying he screw up. >> my whole life has been a hall of fame life with the association of the teammates i had. i'm the luckiest guy in the world. i've had offered a big red machine, the next three guys up got statues at the ball park. how many players can be in that position? no wonder i scored all those runs. >> perspective there from pete rose. that's sports, back to you. all right. thanks, just ahead, big news for grateful dead fans from none other than bob weir. we have a sneak peek of the new harry potter coming up next. so when my asthma symptoms kept on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment.
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bob weir as the executive producer. harry potter fans are in for a treat. the first trailer for fantastic beast and where to find them is finally out. >> yesterday a wizard entered new york with a case. a case full of magical creatures. and unfortunately, some have escaped. >> we are almost a year away because that film hits theaters in november. a lot of buzz already. >> it will be interesting to see if it can live up to the first three. it's further ahead in time. it's not like we're bumping up against it. it's like a different story. >> it will be an exciting story. this is early today. when your cold is this bad...
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of counseling. she does not expect the legislation to pass. police are looking for two suspects who broke into a medic medical marijuana dispensary in washington. they walked up with $2,000 products in hemp products. state guidelines require marijuana products to be kept in a locked safe overnight. developing now two people are dead following a medical helicopter crash east of apache junction, arizona. it confirmed one passenger is safe, the cause is still unknown. for the first time in history, the u.s. military academy at west point has selected a female commandant. she graduated from the school in 1990. she is an afghanistan and iraq war veteran. she'll assume command on
january 5th. what do polar bears dream about? we're not sure but you can see this baby wiggling around. that's a perfect time for this holiday season. i bet that will go viral for sure. >> it probably already has. don't you want to see it interact with his mom. the polar dad is never around. >> animal videos are always heart warming. let's take a look ahead. the obama administration will announce changes to the terror alert system. jeh johnson said the new alert system would better inform the public about threats to the u.s. happy birthday to theo james from the divergent series. former law and order star benjamin brat is 52. keep it here for more weather and sports. i'm ayman mohyeldin. have a great wednesday, everyone. a water rate hike in milpitas
has people in sticker shock. is it an isolated case, or a sign of pricier water to come? a water rate hike in milpitas has people in sticker shock. is it an isolated case or a sign of priceier water to come. gop hopefuls took swings with an underdog candidate making a serious case for relevance in the year's final debate. up in flames, an apartment fire in pittsburgh wipes out a family's home with a cold night partially to blame. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good wednesday morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. you'll feel it the second you step out of your door, definitely a chilly start today. in the 30s in some parts of the bay area.