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and in the meanwhile, he's facing a re-election effort in less than two weeks. just an amazing turn of events. watch this space. that does it for us tonight on what has been an incredible night of news. we're going to see you again tomorrow night. you again tomor night. "first look" is up next. good morning. right now on "first look," terror in canada. [ sirens ] >> out of the way! move, move! [ shots ] >> gunfire in parliament following a mass gunman's violent shooting of a canadian soldier turns ottawa into an armed camp. an overwhelming number of frightened americans want tighter screenings for ebola. and hear for the first time from recovering ebola patient ashoka mukpo. >> do you know how you contracted ebola? >> i mean, that's the million-dollar question. plus, another white house fence-jumper to tell you about. and strong winds and heavy rain hitting new england. good morning, and thanks so much
for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. the prime minister of canada is calling it an act of terrorism. a masked gunman opened fire at the national war memorial in ottawa, killing a soldier standing guard. the suspect has been identified as 32-year-old michael joseph hall. he's been using the name michael zehaf-bibeau since converting to islam. zehaf-bibebizehaf-bibeau was shd after firing his weapon. this is the second attack in canada this week. nbc's jay gray is in ottawa. jay, good morning to you. what is the latest? >> reporter: good morning, betty. the lockdown is over, but the city still on edge. there is a heavy police presence here in the downtown area, and there has been since yesterday's terror attack. >> there was a man with a rifle shooting at a bunch of people. >> reporter: as the first shots rang out -- >> just, pow, pow. >> reporter: -- bystanders rushed to the side of a fallen soldier but were unable to save corporal nathan cirillo, who had
been standing guard at canada's national war memorial. >> there's no pain greater than losing a loved one. to have it happen in such circumstances as this morning is beyond expression and underlined by sad anger within my heart. >> reporter: next, witnesses say the gunman hijacked a car and drove to canada's parliament building, walked inside and opened fire in the central hall of honor. three people were injured as lawmakers scrambled before the suspect was shot and killed by the sergeant-at-arms. a bystander says this cell phone video shows the gunman police have identified as michael joseph hall from quebec, also known as michael zehaf-bibeau, a recent muslim convert. last friday, officials in canada raised the terrorism threat level from low to medium, citing what they called an increase in chatter from radical islamic organizations. and just three days ago, a man officers say has tied to radical islam drove his car into two soldiers in montreal, killing
one. >> this week's events are a grim reminder that canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world. >> reporter: as investigators continue to try and find out how and why it happened here. now, there are a couple of things we've learned about the suspect overnight. first of all, he's been arrested several times over the last ten years on drug charges. and recently, authorities confiscated his passport because they were afraid he was preparing to go overseas to fight. that is the latest here in ottawa, i'm jay gray. betty, back to you. >> all right, thank you, jay. well, white house security is tight after another fence-jumper. it happened on the north lawn late wednesday. the guy, 20 to 25 yards from the fence before he was tackled by officers and canine police dogs. the suspect, a maryland man, was unarmed. the dogs, though, they were hurt but are said to be okay. the president was inside at the time. now, this is the second security scare. last month, omar gonzalez made
it into the east room. the iraq war vet was armed with a knife. a new scandal for the secret service. it was a tight-lipped mission dubbed "operation moonlight." homeland security uncovered it. in 2011, agents allegedly bailed on their posts protecting president obama. why? to check on a female colleague who was reportedly being harassed by a neighbor. the trips happened five times, two of which while the president was at the white house. homeland security is now calling for a full investigation. also this morning, as ebola hops across the globe, images of hope here at home. nbc cameraman ashoka mukpo smiling and virus-free, hugging the medical staff who saved his life. in an nbc news exclusive, he tried to answer questions so many of us had. >> do you know how you contracted ebola? >> i mean, that's the million-dollar question. i was working with various news organizations. and in the course of that week, i was at ebola treatment units,
i was following burial teams. >> reporter: okay, if you were starting to feel funny, why were you working? why would you put other people at risk? >> the moment i started to feel funny, i went home. i mean, there was a five-minute period, literally, five to ten-minute period between the first moment that i thought, you know, what's that, and i had a thermometer in my mouth. >> reporter: and we have some good news this morning, especially for nina pham. she is now in good condition. as for amber vinson, her family says she is ebola-free. and bentley got good news as well, tests show he is virus-free. and now ebola zone patients will be scanned for 21 days. as americans back tighter screening rules. there is renewed outrage in the investigation of michael brown's shooting, and this time, it's coming from the department of justice. the "los angeles times" says the doj is condemning a series of leaks, calling them "irresponsible" and "highly
troubling." there seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case." benjamin crump, the lawyer for michael brown's family, gave an interview to msnbc's joy-ann reid. he says the leaks are not occurring by happenstance. >> what's the use to having a grand jury if everything's going to be leaked out anywheay? so, the family is obviously frustrated. they believe that these leaks are intentional and they are very, very heartbroken. >> the most recent leak with this "washington post" report. according to their sources, several african american witnesses are corroborating darren wilson's account. and then there's this bombshell -- "the st. louis post-dispatch" released the official autopsy and toxicology report. the paper says it got it from the county medical examiner's office. nbc news sent a producer to the medical examiner's office. an official there denies giving the paper a copy of that report. meanwhile, a forensic
pathologist says she was misquoted in the paper's article. she clarified her analysis on "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." >> we only have partial information here. we don't have the scene information, we don't have the police investigation, we don't have all the witness statements. and you can't interpret autopsy findings in a vacuum. you need to take them in the context of the scene investigation. >> all right, we have other news to tell you about. a black eye for the ncaa powerhouse unc. for 18 years, at least 3,100 student athletes took bogus courses and got high grades for them. according to a report released by unc, it was a scam that allowed them to remain eligible. the students took the so-called paper classes in a department formerly known as african and afro american studies. allegations about the fraud were first brought to light five years ago, but this is the first time the school is apologizing for what happened. four employees have already been fired. five others are facing disciplinary actions.
we are still waiting to learn whether human remains found over the weekend near charlottesville, virginia, are those of missing uva student hannah graham. meanwhile, though, hundreds of students at virginia tech held a vigil last night in honor of hannah. her disappearance hits home for many at virginia tech, because in 2009, student morgan harrington was abducted and murdered. both the hannah graham and morgan harrington cases are now linked forensically through suspect jesse matthew. all right, let's get to some sports now. we're going to shift gears. after the giants' crushing in the season opener, the royals get even in game two. >> and he has delivered into the gap! both runs are going to score! that's hammered into left, off the bat of infante. it's gone! >> the royals tied the series at 1-1 with a 7-2 victory over the giants. the teams head to san francisco for the next three games. world number one-ranked
serena williams suffered one of the most lopsided losses in her career at the wta finals in singapore. williams calls the 6-0, 6-2 round robin loss to simona hallop "very embarrassing." the nhl postponed last night's game between the maples leafs and senators in ottawa. earlier, shootings at the capitol building killed a canadian soldier. ♪ o canada in pittsburgh, the penguins paid a special tribute to canada and those affected in the shooting. "o canada" was sung prior to the game against the flyers. clippers' blake griffin is being investigated for allegedly slapping a victim during an argument over a photo. no charges have been filed yet. the nb sank looking into the matter. no more boys will be boys. >> no more what's the big deal? >> no more, it's just the way he
is. >> no more he just -- >> a new psa campaign against domestic violence called "no more" features current and former nfl players. it will air during all nfl games starting tonight. all right, time to get down to best with cnbc's kate rogers. good morning, kate. >> good morning, betty. well, bank of america is apologizing for double billing customers who made purchases using apple's new mobile payment service. b of a says the glitch affected about 1,000 transactions, and it will refund the extra charges. and the u.s. housing market is improving, but there's still some signs of trouble. realtytrac says 15% of homes are seriously under water, meaning they owe at least 25% more on their loans than their house is worth. the issue is most prevalent in states that were hit hardest by the housing bubble, such as florida and nevada. and social security recipients will get a 1.7% cost of living raise next year. this affects 64 million americans. that raise determined by the government's consumer price
index. cost of living went up by 1.5% this year and more than 3% in 2012. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. and coming up, the rare event today that will have millions of people looking up. plus, the breakup that left one woman living in a kfc for an entire week! you don't want to miss this. you're watching "first look" on msnbc 37
welcome back. the nor'easter hit pretty hard yesterday afternoon and into last night. overnight we saw huge waves, reported as high as 24 feet high with some buoys just offshore. some waves made their way into plum island. you can see them battering the coastline there. up to 100,000 people without power at max last night. the strong winds, especially in coastal massachusetts. the nor'easter's located just south of cape cod now. it's going to slowly linger through this area. the worst effects are slowly heading north. it was pretty windy and gusty even in new york city as we went through yesterday evening, and the bands of rain continue. by far, the worst of it this
morning is into boston, and boston northwards just getting this persistent band off the ocean. so, it's going to be one of those inside-out umbrella mornings there for all of coastal massachusetts, including the city of boston. and the winds have been pretty gusty, up to 40-mile-per-hour gusts just reported in boston. they call it a nor'easter because the winds out ahead of the storm come out of the northeast and you can see that direction there, the winds coming down from the northeast. so, again, the storm effects will be getting lesser and lesser during the day from new york city southwards, but still heavy rain up there in the northeast. the rest of the country's actually looking pretty good. there's actually going to be, betty, a partial solar eclipse right around sunset today -- >> oh, yeah? >> -- for areas of the east coast. if you're in the northeast, most likely you're not going to see it because the clouds. but the further west and north you are in the country, the better the show will be. in areas of the pacific northwest, they may get 60% of it covered up late in the afternoon. >> wow. so, take pictures so the rest of us can actually see it. >> you can't look at it, though. >> do it however you're supposed
to do it, the safe way. stories making news this morning. the three denver teenage girls who were allegedly trying to join the islamic state were likely victims of online predators, according to officials who interviewed school administrators. prior to flying to germany, the girls reportedly tweeted about their trip. they have been in denver since monday but have not returned to school yet. a judge ruled that nfl commissioner roger goodell must testify during a hearing about player ray rice's suspension, but since this isn't a criminal case, it is unclear if goodell will, in fact, testify. the hearing will be held on november 5th and 6th. and there is nothing, nothing like comfort food to help mend a broken heart. a woman in china reportedly stayed at a 24-hour kfc for an entire week after getting dumped by her boyfriend. she says she went in to buy some chicken wings and ended up taking some time to think. aww, we've all been there. just need to give her a hug. all right, so, the richest and poorest members of congress,
all right, so, 12 days to the midterms, and time now for a delicious helping of "scrambled politics." so, about that whole democrats giving up on kentucky thing from last week, not so fast. after initially deciding to abandon the state, the democratic senatorial campaign committee is once again buying ad time for candidate alison lundergan grimes, according to
politico. they're reserving $360,000 for spending there. according to the center for responsive politics, this season is about to break the record for most expensive midterms ever at nearly $4 billion. as for presidential elections, 2012 cost $6.2 billion. on the topic of money, we have "roll call's" annual list of the richest members of congress sorted by net worth. darrell issa is at the top with a whopping $357 million! mostly from investments. and near the bottom of the list, dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz comes in at number 536. and last, number 538, david v valle dei, who is in the hole. tom pitchri is on his way ot but refuses to endorse the
republican running in his place because of recent negative comments. jodi ernst is at it again. she got attention in march for a commercial where she bragged about her hog castrating skills. well, now a new take on an old favorite. >> it's a mess. dirty, noisy, and it stinks. not this lot. i'm talking about the one in washington. too many typical politicians hogging, wasting and full of -- well, let's just say bad ideas. new york governor andrew cuomo's new autobiography sold only 945 hard copies in its first week. that is all. and that is according to "the new york times." and if you happen to be looking for something to do in kyrgzistan this weekend, check out the putin pub. book your tickets soon, because russia's ambassador wants the company to close it down. its drinks include crimea is ours and the kiss of a bear. and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics."
i'm joined now by syndicated columnist bob franken. good morning to you, bob. >> good morning. those hogs, by the way, are extremely offended that they're being likened to politicians. >> they seem to be doing just fine in their little pen there. as we mentioned earlier, democrats are again pouring money into alison lundergan grimes's campaign. the fact that they stopped, what does that say about the party's confidence in her? >> well, the question is really about the confidence in the party's ability to decide how to dole out money. the polls were showing that she was doing badly. then there was a new poll that may or may not show that she's made some headway, so they're putting the money back in, $650,000, which, of course, is not a lot of money, but we were all making a big deal out of that. and now the democrats' fondest hope would be that somehow, she would upset mitch mcconnell. >> do you think that's resonating at all with voters? do they know this end of the game? is it sending any message to
them or they're oblivious to it some. >> quite frankly, i'm hoping they're oblivious to it. it's the kind of thing that's inside inside the beltway. >> many americans are getting a raise. that is public knowledge, in social security, that is. seems like this is something we always hear, though, right before election time. hmm, bob. >> hmm. and it's an all of 1.7%, wow! now we can go out and buy that yacht we always wanted. i don't think that 1.7% increase is going to cause people to jump with such joy that they'll race to the polls and vote for the democrats. >> speaking of jumping there was another white house fence-jumper. there was a security shake-up -- >> nice segue. >> on the fly! do you think this will spark more changes, though? >> well, i think that it's already exhibiting some changes in the secret service. they sure couldn't get embarrassed any more than they were the last time around. as far as the guy's concerned, as a dog lover, i hope he has the book thrown at him for
kicking and punching the dog. >> i know, the two dogs were injured, but they're okay, so that's good news. >> but the sad thing is he's okay. >> that i think a lot of people would agree as well. all right, you have a great day. >> thank you. just ahead, the kenny g. selfie that has become an international incident. plus, how this toddler bested one of those impossible toy claw machines. ♪ "here i am. rock you like a hurricane." ♪ fiber one now makes cookies. find them in the cookie aisle. means keeping seven billion ctransactions flowing.g, and when weather hits, it's data mayhem. but airlines running hp end-to-end solutions are always calm during a storm. so if your business deals with the unexpected, hp big data and cloud solutions make sure you always know what's coming - and are ready for it.
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reiterated their belief that the protests are unlawful. kenny g., who is very popular in china, in case you didn't know -- >> not on twitter, though, only 127,000. >> that is a point there. he took the picture down and sent several tweets, explaining he wanted to share his wish for peace. and even though the trailer to the "avengers" sequel was going to be released next week, during "agents of the shield," fans just could not wait! the trailer was leaked yesterday afternoon, and just hours later, marvel officially released it to showcase the mighty cast. >> are you doing the midnight showing? i know you're a huge fan. midnight showing for you? >> maybe, if i didn't have to work the next day, because that would be a problem. this is something we do not recommend you try next time you can't win at one of those claw games. 18-month-old colin got himself stuck inside this plastic arcade game tuesday. >> poor little guy! >> he crawled inside through the
exit slot, well, of course, while a grandma wasn't looking. it took the combined efforts of the police and firefighters to get him out, and they even let colin keep his favorite toy. at least they could have done
that, right? >> here's the biggest issue, the grandmother let him in. >> right? >> i hope that it was the mother's mom, because if it was the mother-in-law, we've got issues. >> big problems, uh-oh! i'm betty nguyen. >> on "dr. phil." >> "way too early with thomas roberts" starts right now. ♪ my fellow canadians, for the second time this week, there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil, but this week's events are a grim reminder that canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world. but let there be no misunderstanding, we will not be intimidated. canada will never be intimidated. >> canada's prime minister vowing to stand tough after a day of panic and chaos in ottawa that left a soldier fatally shot and the international community in shock. an american ebola survivor speaks exclusively to nbc about the moments he thought he might have the virus and why he is now
thankful to be alive. and on a lighter note, these heels, they're made for promenading and promotion, but a commotion sarah jessica parker caused bringing her shoe line to carrie's old brownstone and leaving some neighbors p.o.'d in the city. this is "way too early"! ♪ hey, everybody! we are almost to the weekend. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it is thursday, october 23rd. welcome to "way too early," the show that loves sjp's style. it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. we will talk about that story and what is getting sjp in a little bit of trouble down on perry street. but we want to start this morning on some very serious news, and we begin in canada, where the prime minister is vowing that that country will not be intimidated after a gunman shot and killed a soldier guarding its national war memorial. sources telling nbc the gunman has been identified as 32-year-old michael joseph hall from quebec.