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that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm andrea canning. thank you for watching. [theme music] i'm jim cramer "the news" new information on gabby petito's death, and a largely unnoticed sentence from the coroner in his news conference that may very well be revealing. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc gabby petito's degree sum final moments revealed. >> the cause, death by strangulation. the manner is homicide. >> what the coroner said about how she died and what he would not say. a star nfl coach resigns, out after a bombshell report of his racist, homophobic and
misogynistic communications. details from john gn gruden's e maims. the last radio call before a plane crashes into homes and bursts into flames. >> is anybody inside >> plus the hero neighbors saving lives caught on tape. a sharp reversal on how to prevent heart attacks and strokes. the new warning from a panel of experts. why aspirin is not for everyone. the virginia governor's race down to the wire combatting severe teachers shortages. and a child abduction stopped by good samaritans. >> announcer: live from cnbc the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. good evening gabby petito died by strangulation. that finding announced by the teton county coroner in wyoming today. he had already ruled her death a
homicide according to the document the coroner filed on cause of death, it was manual strangulation, meaning the killer used their hands to do it the 22-year-old left on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, brian laundrie, back in july. a month and a half ago he returned alone and is now wanted by the fbi for credit card fraud. authorities have not named him a suspect in her murder. the coroner also revealing today that he thinks gabby died three to four weeks before the search crews found her body that discovery, september 19th in this camping area near jackson, wyoming which means the coroner estimates gabby died sometime between august 22nd and august 29th now, according to events reported by law enforcement, the timeline gets a little more narrow because a witness spotted gabby and brian at a mexican restaurant in jackson, wyoming, on august 27th later that same day between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m., somebody reported
spotting their van near the campsite where searchers found gabby's body then five days later, september the 1st, 10:26 a.m., police say the van, presumably driven by brian, enters north port, florida. so based on that timeline and the new information from the coroner, gabby petito likely died sometime between the evening of august the 27th and the afternoon of august 30th we'll break down more of what the coroner had to say in just a moment with a forensic pathologist, including what could be a revealing clue. but first, cnbc's valerie castro is here with us. the coroner seemed to reveal this other important nugget. >> shep, the coroner couldn't say very much to begin with today, but he did say that under wyoming state law he couldn't comment on any specifics in the autopsy report besides the cause and manner of death. what he did say may give us some insight into what else he knows and has seen during the course of this investigation. he answered some general
questions and was asked what it's been like for his small office to handle such a high-profile case that has gotten national, if not international attention. this is what he said >> quite the media circus and continues to be. unfortunately, this is only one of many deaths around the country of people who are involved in domestic violence. >> people who are involved in domestic violence. those are the words that he used, seeming to connect gabby's death to a relationship that involved domestic violence, something no other official involved in this case has stated you might remember when gabby and brian were pulled over in utah by police and that was all captured on body camera video. at that time those officers made the call that brian was the victim of a domestic incident with gabby brian laundrie has not been named a murder suspect in this case and no arrest warrant on any charges related to a violent crime has been issued on him, only a warrant for fraudulent
use of a credit card the laundrie family did release a statement through their attorney that says gabby petito's death at such a yuck age is a tragedy while brian laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit cart belonging to gabby, brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to gabby petito's demise. at this time brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the pending fraud charge against him gabby's remains were still with the coroner's office while the autopsy was being conducted over the last several weeks. >> thanks so much. a doctor, board certified, anatomic and forensic pathologist. doctor, it's good of you to be here thank you. >> thank you. >> first off, if the coroner or the medical examiner had found dna from someone other than her domestic partner, that person
would already know it by now, though probably wouldn't be able to tell us or if that person had found dna around her throat from someone other than brian laundrie, they would likely know it but wouldn't be able to tell us, right? >> yes i don't think they would be able to tell us right now. >> but they would know it. if they had dna that excluded brian laundrie, they would know that whether they want it released or not is another matter. >> i think that's correct. >> which leads me to this statement again. listen again >> unfortunately, this is only one of many deaths around the country of people who are involved in domestic violence. >> people who are involved in domestic violence. again, this is new today domestic violence, if they had found dna from brian laundrie under the finger nails or dna from brian laundrie around her
neck, that wouldn't necessarily mean in and of itself that he was the killer after all, they were domestic partners, for lack of a better phrase >> exactly i think that's a critical point. they're connected. his dna is not foreign to her. >> right but if you were to find only one person's dna anywhere on her body,then to go forward and say, well, someone involved with domestic violence, from the perspective of the medical examiner, that might make plenty of sense >> yes yes, i think so. in context of finding someone's dna and the injuries, that makes it together a much more stronger link to her death. >> and we're not drawing conclusions here we're listening to what we heard and trying to figure out if he's telling us something then there's the matter of manual strangulation according to the coroner why would that detail, manual strangulation, be important?
>> you know, i think it's important to know that, first of all, they were able to tell that she still had significant internal injuries, despite having decomposed -- the body is not in the normal state after three or four weeks. so that's really critical. and then to think -- you know, manual strangulation is done with the hands or body part for that matter. you don't need anything outside of that. >> i've heard medical examiners call manual strangulation of that kind a very personal, i've heard many use the word intimate way to kill people. >> i was going to say up close and personal it's a lot of anger and very targeted toward the victim. >> doctor, i can't thank you enough hope you will join us again. we have new details of the plane crash that killed two people in santee, california, yesterday and words of heroic rescues. air traffic audio reveals that moments before that crash a controller urgently warned the
pilot you're flying too low. >> it looks like you're descending, sir. i need to make sure you are climbing, not descending 22-golf say altitude. >> 2,500, 22 golf. >> low altitude alert. climb immediately. climb the airplane, maintain 5,000. expedite climb climb the airplane, please. >> instead he crashed. thankfully immediately after it neighbors came running to the rescue they pulled one woman out of a window of a burning home, her hair and face singed they knocked down fencing to rescue another man in the backyard of that same house. new video also shows the precipitous and terrifying nosedive the plane took. look here, you'll see there in the corner small plane plunging to the ground, then the explosion on impact and from this other angle, a sharp downward turn and the destruction. nbc's emily ikea is live for us in santee, california. emily, what do we know about the
pilot? >> reporter: hey there, shep just new details coming in tonight. we're learning the pilot was the only person onboard during the fiery crash leading to the apocalyptic scene you're seeing behind me. dr. doss owned the twin engine cessna plane and was behind the controls during his trip to san diego. they heard a sputtering sound as the small plane dove into the neighborhood witnesses describe seeing the wing of the plane clip a u.p.s. truck before launching forward into several homes inside one of those homes a senior couple. quick-thinking neighbors rushed to their aid, pulling the woman through a window and her husband through a broken fence they're now in the hospital with burns, but they're alive and for that their son is grateful >> it's amazing. and i can't imagine what i would do in that situation obviously i'd like to think that i would jump into that burning building but for them to actually, you
know, pull her out and keep her safe and help phil get through that fence, it's awe-inspiring. >> reporter: a second person was killed on the ground, a u.p.s. driver named steve kruger. i just spoke with his brother who described him as fun loving, hard working and a really positive attitude. in terms of what's next, you're seeing some of it play out behind me, the cleanup process the ntsb is leading the investigation which could be a lengthy one. we're looking at one to two years. but we'll likely see a preliminary report in the next two weeks. shep, this is the third deadly plane crash here in santee in the last six years. >> emilie, thank you. more apparent havana syndrome attacks there's word the u.s. embassy in colombia is investigating several days of havana syndrome just days before secretary of state antony blinken is set to visit. one family had to fly out of the
country for treatment. concerns have grown more serious in recent days havana syndrome is the unexplained serious condition striking american diplomats, intelligence officers and government workers around the world. victims hear a loud grinding noise followed by headaches, vertigo, even brain damage this would be the second time that we know of that havana syndrome cases havecoincided with an upcoming visit by a top u.s. official. vice president harris delayed for several hours her trip to vietnam in august after two u.s. diplomats in hanoi reported symptoms of havana syndrome. the u.s. suspects russia might be using microwave devices to attack or spy on americans overseas the kremlin has denied any involvement. democratsare very concerne in virginia. it's having the first big statewide election in america since the 2020 election. that's in three weeks. now the dems are bringing in some big-name help the polls show an incredibly tight race for governor.
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democrats are strong lately in virginia, but the race for governor there is getting tighter and tighter. and now former president obama is set to hit the campaign trail to try to help out former governor terry mcauliffe he announced on "morning joe" today that mr. obama will headline his raleigh in richmond next saturday. >> the stakes are so huge. if people don't understand, you know, they come out in presidential years, but they have to come out in this off year if i were not to win this, this would be, as i say, the comeback of donald trump. this would lift him off the mat. he would use this as the launch
pad to campaign in 2022 and then set them up for 2024. >> you see what they're doing here with president biden's popularity sagging and infrastructure installed, virginia's gubernatorial election could prove to be a bellwether in what's to come in next year's midterms then control of congress is up for grabs. cnbc senior white house correspondent kayla tausche is live in arlington, virginia. >> reporter: shep, early voting is already under way here in virginia in the race between former governor terry mcauliffe and glenn youngkin it's a familiar plot long-time democratic politician versus republican businessman and political outsider, and it's a microcosm of how voters feel on national issues and potentially foreshadowing turnout next year. according to larry sabado. >> if the republican wins it's going to be partly because biden was unpopular and because the democrats in congress could not get their act together and deliver on their promises.
how does that affect the electorate it means that democrats are depressed and less willing to work they're less enthusiastic. they're unlikely to turn out in the usual numbers to vote. >> reporter: mcauliffe has big ticket billing here in the home stretch. first lady jill biden on friday and president obama in richmond a week from saturday but those deepties to the democratic party are a double-edged sword as president biden's approval steadily dipped below 50%, republican youngkin's popularity rose nine points. now the two candidates are nearly tied. the real clear politics average of polls shows just 3.5 points between them, smaller than most polls margins of error gop support in virginia suburbs had been declining during trump's presidency so youngkin was walking a tight rope to woo both moderate and maga voters alike. not all voters we talked to were sold >> i'll vote democrat because i'm not happy with what the republicans are doing right now. everybody is sticking with
something and not sticking with what the policy is so i decided i'm going to stick with democrats so we can go ahead and get this thing done. >> reporter: president trump has endorsed youngkin three times, but said recently if youngkin wants to win, he needs to fully embrace the maga movement. shep. >> kayla, thank you. the white house is pushing back on a texas ban on vaccine mandates the texas governor, greg abbott, signed an executive order just yesterday blocking any entity from man dating vaccines that means private businesses can't require their workers and customers to be vaccinated the white house calling the move political. >> i think it's pretty clear when you make a choice that's against all public health information and data out there that it's not based on what is in the interests of the people you are governing. it's perhaps in the interests of your own politics. >> president biden has been pushing businesses across the country to require vaccinations for workers. governor abbott in texas accused the administration of bullying
private companies into those mandates cnbc's seema mody is here. seema, what happens now? >> the focus now turns to the major corporations that are based in texas, like oracle and dell, that are headquartered in texas to see what they will do next despite the governor's ruling, both american airlines and southwest say they will continue to request their employees to be vaccinated american air spokesperson says, quote, we believe the federal vaccine mandate superseeds any conflicting state laws and this does not change anything for american experts say businesses could pursue legal action in florida where vaccine mandates are already band the nor weej on cruise line launched a legal fight del rio's argument, it's not safe to cruise without requiring all crew and passengers to be vaccinated a federal judge bought it and granted the cruise line a preliminary court injunction. >> we felt a sincere obligation to protect our guests, our crew,
the communities we visit we're in the hospitality business that's job one, to keep everyone safe >> florida is challenging the decision now, norwegian is not the only business to take action in the wake of new legislation. following the passage of a new abortion law in texas, ride-hailing apps uber and lyft said drivers fines would be covered. with society becoming more politically charged, companies are taking a stands on earn issues, especially when it impacts their employees and customers. >> when the businesses get involved, it seems to make changes. seema, thanks very much. the white house is pushing back the maryland couple that is accused of trying to sell nuclear submarine secrets. appearing in court for the first time now a federal judge ordering jonathan and diana toebbe to stay in jail until their next hearing on friday. they asked neither defendant to enter a plea
prosecutors say they are a flight risk. they ask the judge to keep the couple locked up as they await trial. now former u.s. navy engineer and his wife thought they were selling closely guarded submarine propulsion technology to a foreign country but the buyer was an undercover fbi agent. according to the feds, the couple had memory cards in both a peanut butter sandwich and a pack of chewing gum and they dropped them off in various locations. a man in new york city tried to kidnap a 3-year-old in broad daylight, according to police surveillance cameras caught it on video witnesses say a grandmother is walking with three kids in the bronx. it shows a man scoop up the little girl and bolt away. the grandma tries to chase him while two young boys stay behind people nearby join in the chase moments later, according to police that part's off camera that's when the man lets the girl go. police say he takes off on a scooter, but they later find him
and arrest him last night the suspect smiled as cops walked him out of a station house in handcuffs he's facing a long list of charges, including kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and child endangerment tonight, our lost workers series goes into the classroom where there's a major teacher shortage across america. some cities are recruiting from abroad, even changing requirements to lure in new teachers the efforts to keep school in session and why so many of those giving learning are leaving. plus at-home covid testing should be a piece of cake by now, right but good luck finding a kit in many parts of america or affording one if you do. why at-hom
the worker crisis in america, it's getting worse. according to brand new data from the labor department, more than 4 million people quit their jobs in august. that's the most ever reported in nearly two decades of tracking tonight in our series "the lost workers" we focus on the teacher shortage the government reports more than 430,000 education jobs were still open as of august. that includes public and private schools. in chicago, the school staff shortage is so bad that officials there nearly cancelled classes this month in polk county, florida, near tampa, the school district hired
about 70 teachers from around the world to fill open positions. and in oregon, the state temporarily dropped the college degree requirement to become a substitute teacher like many worker shortages, this one also has ties to covid just today in boston, the mayor announced nearly 10% of public school employees could be suspended without pay if they don't show proof of vaccination or a weekly covid test in other schools across the country, working during a pandemic became just too much for many educators here's cnbc's kate rogers. >> reporter: back in the classroom after months of virtual learning, where controversy continues to swirl over vaccines and masks. the nation's teachers are burnt out. >> they may not have the energy to continue to move forward. and so there will be folks who will eventually maybe decide to leave. >> reporter: many teachers worry for themselves and their students. >> with every good teacher we've lost, that leaves us with one less person willing to struggle
through reading and math with your child. >> reporter: some are leaving the profession altogether as stress takes its toll. data shows nearly one in four teachers said they were likely to leave their jobs by the end of the 2020-2021 school year that number was one in six pre-pandemic nearly 80% reported feeling job-related stress david fishkind is one of the teachers who retired early as a cancer survivor, he was frustrated over his florida school's handling of covid case disclosures and a lack of accommodations to teach remotely. >> i felt for the students i didn't want the students to be endangered i didn't want the staff to be endangered i didn't want my family to be endangered by this pandemic, which killed almost half a million people. >> reporter: employment hasn't kept up with enrollment. over the last decade, there's a shortfall of nearly 600,000 public education employees needed to serve students in washington, the biden administration is hoping to help fill the gap.
>>s aa country, we need to do better respecting the education and honoring our educators and that starts by making sure they have a livable wage. in many parts of the country, they must have more than one job to make ends meet. that's unacceptable. >> reporter: two-thirds of k through 12 members favor a vaccine requirement unless employees have a valid medical or religious exemption more than half, but not a home run, shep. >> to hear more about the pandemic's impact on our schools and the state of financial education, tune in tomorrow to our invest in your digital town hall with education secretary miguel cardona cnbc's sharon epperson hosts, beginning at 1:00 eastern time at cnbc.com. a lesson in mental health today for students at the university of north carolina following two suicide investigations the call for help. how the school responded and why many students and parents say
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and costume kit. it's regular ketchup with special packaging. with a new tag line, if you have heinz, you have a costume. on wall street, the dow down 118, s&p down 11, nasdaq down 20 i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news aspirin no longer recommended to older adults after years of it being pushed to help heart disease. climate disasters are becoming much more costly. the extraordinary number of billion dollar damage events to hit america this year. but first, nfl controversy one of the league's highest paid and highest profile coaches resigns. >> jon gruden out as head coach of the las vegas raiders his resignation after more emails surfaced just last night. these show he made crude and
abhorrent comments over several years about women, gays and people of color. at the time he wrote the emails gruden was working as an analyst for espn "the new york times" reported gruden called nfl commissioner roger goodell a derogatory term for a gay person and a clueless anti-football "p" word he also reportedly wrote goodell should not have pressured a coach to draft queers. in his resignation statement he wrote i love the raiders and do not want to be a distraction i'm sorry, i never meant to hurt anyone after the raiders game on sunday, a reporter asked then coach about the racist comment he made years ago and he asked if he had made any similar disparaging remarks. here's how gruden responded. >> like i say, i'm not a racist. i can't remember a lot of the things that transpired 10 or 12 years ago, but i stand here in front of everybody apologizing i know i'm not -- i don't have an ounce of racism in me.
>> 24 hours later, he was out of a job. here's cnbc's perry russom. >> reporter: jon gruden's tenure as las vegas raiders head coach came to a crashing ending. >> breaking news tonight jon gruden out as las vegas raiders head coach. >> reporter: the resignation comes shortly after "the new york times" reported that over the course of several years, gruden sent emails where he criticized women becoming referees the drafting of an openly gay player and used a homophobic slur while referring to nfl commissioner roger goodell n a statement a spokesperson for the nfl called gruden's actions abhorrent and contrary to the nfl values the story started friday night when it was reported he used racist language describing demaurice smith. he said demaurice smith has lips the side of michelin tires but he remained on the sidelines coaching the team on sunday.
speaking to reporters monday morning. >> i feel very good about the things i have learned. i also feel really good about what i stand for. >> reporter: the emails confirmed by the nfl but not seen by cnbc were uncovered during a workplace misconduct investigation into the washington football team. >> jon gruden's collateral damage in this case. his career is ruined you might not say that that's collateral damage, but he wasn't even the reason why this investigation took place. >> reporter: gruden was introduced as raiders head coach in 2018, signing a en-year, $100 million contract. the largest in nfl history. >> it is the biggest day of my life right now to have him here to run this organization. >> reporter: keesean johnson played for gruden for two years and said the coach's public comments were different behind closed doors. >> it's the talking behind people's back. that was one of his traits in tampa. >> reporter: gruden won a super bowl in tampa bay. today we found out he will be
removed from that team's ring of honor. the special teams and assistant head coach will take over. a lot of questions have to be answered by team ownership and the nfl. >> perry russom live in our boston newsroom tonight. sports reporter, director of sports journalism at northwestern's school of journalism, thanks a lot the nfl is reportedly sitting on more than 650,000 emails from the investigation into the washington football team there's a lot of pressure on this league to release more of them where do you see this going? >> exactly and this is a by-product of this investigation, this whole jon gruden story i think there was a miscalculation by the nfl with the belief that this could be isolated to jon gruden this could be defined as a jon gruden problem and not an nfl problem or not a washington football program and instead it's galvanized some of the women who were the impetus behind the investigation into the washington football team for their mistreatment
while employed there and the nfl players association, which is now calling for full release of the entirety of those 650,000 emails so it's very purposeful that we only heard a select few emails so far what else is in there? why is daniel snyder, whose ownership of the team caused this investigation to be launched in the first place, why is he still associated and why does he still have a place in the nfl but not a place for jon gruden. >> j.a., does this to you speak more broadly of the culture in the nfl or is that a stretch we shouldn't make >> well, i think it's fair to make that because jon gruden was so intertwined with the nfl. there are a few more faces that we associate with the league he's got to be in the top ten. you can start with tom brady and bill belichick, patrick mahomes, maybe peyton manning, but there's not too many more faces and identities that i would associate with the league more than jon gruden. the fact that he was making these comments to a team president in the league.
the fact that we haven't seen nfl owners jump up and say this does not represent who we are at all. the fact that there has not been a greater call within the nfl ownership circles to shed more light on this, as if there was fear what would come to light if we were to investigate this further. all of that is indicative of how pervasive this attitude very well could be within the league. >> j.a., thank you picture this you wake up with a runny nose and scratchy throat. you immediately go, oh, is it covid? then you head down to your local pharmacy to grab a quick and easy rapid test but come up empty. nothing there. you bounce from store to store searching for an at-home test but can't find a single one. for a lot of americans, that's how it goes. rapid tests like these are widely available in other countries, they're free in a lot of places like the uk, france and germany, but not so much in the united states. at least not yet cnbc's meg tirrell covers
science and health for us. why can it be so hard to find one of these things? >> experts point to a couple reasons, chiefly that the u.s. didn't prioritize having inexpensive ubiquitous tests early on the fda has approved seven tests. these are by abbott and others you can find these at stores like walmart, cvs and walgreens, except a lot of times you'll check and they'll be sold out. that's at least partly because earlier this year manufacturers cut back on making these tests or at least in one case even reportedly destroyed inventory as more people got vaccinated. the cdc said fully vaccinated people didn't need to be tested after exposure if they were showing no symptoms. that guidance changed along with the agency's mask guidance in july with the delta variant. now the u.s. is ramping up supply of these tests with the
white house pledging another billion dollars to the effort and promising to quadruple the number of tests available to americans by december to 200 million per month. some advocates say that's still not enough and they're still too pricey, around $10 per test. but other health experts caution these tests aren't perfect so they should be confirmed if you get a negative result but think you might have covid. >> meg, we got some news on booster shots today. >> we did. ahead of a two-day meeting for moderna and j&j, the companies laid out their cases in briefing documents. moderna applied for a half dose booster which still increases the immune response while potentially carrying fewer side effects and increasing global vaccine supply j&j said a boost to its single shot at two months could increase efficacy up to 94% but spacing it out to six months could be even better the fda didn't weigh in today
other than saying all available vaccines in the u.s. still provide strong protection against severe disease but experts expect they're likely to follow suit with what they did for pfizer and potentially green light boosters for certain groups who got moderna and j&j within a week or so shep. >> thank you. suicide is now the second leading cause of death in the u.s. among people 15 to 34 years old. that's the word from the cdc suicide and mental health issues are major concerns nationwide but experts say college students are at particular risk at the university of north carolina in chapel hill, the chancellor says the school is facing a mental health crisis. he cancelled classes for today, gave students what he called a wellness day and local officials investigate an on-campus suicide on saturday and what they believe was an attempted suicide on sunday. some students want more. they're holding a demonstration tomorrow and parents a protest on thursday. here's nbc's issa gutierrez.
>> reporter: hey, shep students here on campus tell me that they're overwhelmed and feeling kpaexhausted not just w school and the global pandemic but now dealing with the deaths of their peers over the weekend the student government sent a letter to leaders asking for two mental health days to grieve and process what's going on, on campus they cancelled classes today and students a that's not enough. >> i would like to see unc put a lot more money into the counseling service on campus. >> reporter: in a statement from the university's chancellor, we also heard that the school plans on starting some new mental health support networks for students and faculty they will also be holding a mental health forum later this month. i spoke with mental health experts as well who told me that they had been concerned about the mental wellness of students in this particular age group far before the pandemic. >> they have had a loss of so many different things and so
many different milestones and events then we put in the pressure of academically achieving, being away from home and support systems and we're compounding those stressors right now. >> reporter: some of things to look out for are changes in behavior, changes in eating, sleeping, how often they're communicating with family and friends. and finally she said to take it seriously when college students and young adults in general say that they need help or that they're in a dark place. shep. >> isa, thank you. if you or somebody you know are in crisis, please call the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. a multi billion dollar price tag. natural disasters, extreme weather, costing america more than ever. wait until you hear the danger that itposes to key national infrastructure the la palma volcano just won't quit the lava now threatening more
this year is set to be one of the costliest for national disasters on record. that's according to a new report from noaa. but here's the headline. in the first nine months of this year, america was hit with 18 weather and climate-related disasters with a damage total of more than $1 billion each. that includes hurricanes, heat waves, wildfires and tornados. in total, noaa estimates the destruction from extreme weather has cost about $105 billion compared to the 2020 full year, an estimated cost of about $100 billion. now scientists warn these national disasters could push the nation's infrastructure to the brink. on the cost of climate change, here's cnbc's diana olick.
>> reporter: hurricane ida brought record rainfall and flooding to the northeast. it also set a record as the costliest natural disaster of this year and one of the top five costliest hurricanes ever so far noaa has its cost at just over $60 billion, but that's expected to rise in the final tally. while there were four more natural disasters last year, this year's caused twice the number of fatalities that's drought, floods, severe storms, and wildfires that so far have burned more than 6 million acres, mostly across california and colorado. and they're still burning, with a fire in santa barbara swelling to 6,000 acres today and zero containment. there was also one severe cold wave early this year in texas that shut down the electrical grid >> we have more people and assets living in harm's way, so increased exposure we also have increased vulnerability, where we build, how we build of course climate change is influencing and sometimes
enhancing a lot of these extremes, making them longer in duration and tighter frequency and potentially more intense as well. >> reporter: as the number and costs of natural disasters rise, so too does the risk to the nation's infrastructure. utilities, ports, airports and emergency services like police, fire and hospitals already one-quarter of all critical infrastructure in the country is at risk of becoming inoperable today, according to a new report from first street that represents about 36,000 facilities, 23% of all road segments or nearly 2 million miles of road are at risk of becoming impassable. and that doesn't even account for commercial and residential properties a $1 trillion infrastructure package aimed at making the nation more resilient to natural disasters is still making its way through congress it even includes funding for the relocation of entire communities to get them out of harm's way. the full noaa report will be
released tomorrow. shep. >> diana, thank you. mother nature leaving her mark everywhere, as we go around the world on cnbc. china, at least 28 people killed and more than 120,000 relocated after flooding in the northern province authorities say 13 of those people died after a commuter bus plunged into a river just yesterday. this is the second major flood to hit china this year greece an earth kquake rocking the isld of crete this morning. it caused items to fly off shelves and people to run for the street in the popular tourist destination. thousands left their homes, but no deaths or injuries reported this is the second powerful quake to hit the island of crete in the past 15 days. the first killed one person and left extensive damage. spain. s stunning new images showing the volcano on la palma in the
canary islands more than 700 residents ordered to abandon their homes as more are threatened streams of lava have engulfed more buildings, including a cement plant hit yesterday more than 1,000 buildings destroyed over the past month. the lava keeps flowing on this trip around the world on cnbc. an aspirin away keeps the heart doctor away. that's what we thought new research out today about why many older people prone to heart disease should not be taking low-dose aspirin each day. and are you ready for some football in germany in germany idonnfl's new plan to bring the ♪ ♪ train your mind. train your game. ♪ ♪ because your only limits... ♪ ♪ are the ones you put on yourself. ♪ ♪
today's decision only applies to vuse refillable solar-powered device and it's tobacco-flavored nicotine cartridges. in other words, it's very limited. this is part of an effort by the fda to bring regulation to the multimillion dollar vaping industry. take a low dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke for years that's what millions of americans have been told. but new preliminary guidance says that older americans without heart disease should not start taking an aspirin a day. the panel of experts from the u.s. preventative service task force says taking an aspirin a day may cut the risk of heart disease and strokes for some adults older than 60, but f others it could raise the risk of internal bleeding and do more harm than good it's also offering guidance for people ages 40 to 59, those at risk or a higher risk of heart disease. experts say they should talk to their doctors before taking aspirin daily.
heart disease is the leading cause of death in america, according to the cdc it kills more than 650,000 people each year that's one person every 36 seconds. dr. crumholtz is with us now doctor, thanks so much many americans have been taking a daily low-dose aspirin for years. should they stop >> we always recommend that people should talk to their doctor before doing anything with their medications it's important to realize this is draft guidance. as you said, it's about people who are prone to heart disease, not people who have heart disease. there are many situations where we're confident that aspirin provides a service to people, but these experts are coming together with draft guidance that's out for public comment at this point, recommending based on their interpretation of the evidence that people on low-dose aspirin may not be getting a benefit if they're taking it to prevent heart disease in the future even if they're prone to heart disease.
>> but do you see this becoming the new rule >> well, this group of experts has carefullystudied the literature, the medical research over the last two years, the research has started to point us away from the value of low-dose aspirin in people prone to heart disease, again people without heart disease. i'm fairly confident that a lot of these recommendations, the recommendations that aspirin may not be as useful for older people and for those in middle aiming it's a bit of a toss-up and they ought to be talking to their doctors about it i'm fairly confident that will be the final recommendations. >> doctor, the task force also released new guidance on diabetes screenings. they advise that adults who are obese or even overweight should start getting tested for diabetes at an earlier age the previous recommendation was 40 now it's 35-year-olds. doctor, how important is this change >> yeah, i think it's a very important change for people who are overweight or more, diabetes is something that's always lurking. it's a risk.
and we want to be able to help people to reach more ideal weights and to be able to prevent diabetes, but we know many people are overweight this is in recognition of that and it's telling us that even starting at 35, we're starting to see higher rates of diabetes. we ought to be looking for it so we can help people with recommendations, guidance, and see if we can mitigate the potential harms. >> before we go, what is the most important thing that those of us who are a little older need to do every day to generally stay more healthy. >> i think keeping physically active is critically important knowing your blood pressure and getting your blood pressure under control, making sure it's not elevated but keeping active, no doubt about it, that's the best thing you can do for yourself. >> doctor, thanks so much. move over, soccer. real football is coming to germany. the nfl reported today it plans to host regular season games at one of three cities next year, dusseldorf, frankfurt or munich. the nfl has already played games
in england and mexico. this sunday, i could say, the jacksonville jaguars scheduled to face the miami dolphins for a game in london ship early or pay a premium. that's what mail carriers are warning ahead of the holiday season companies are cautioning everybody to get christmas shopping done early this year since supply chain issues and shipping backlogs have made some gifts really hard to find already. to make sure a package arrives by christmas, which lands on a saturday this year, the post office is now recommending you send it by december the 15th if you're using ground mail fedex also saying the last day to ship most ground packages is december the 15th. and u.p.s. suggesting you ship between december 21st and 23rd if you're using three-day select and if you procrastinate, priority or express options are still available for all the carriers a famous figure in the colorado wildlife community is finally free
meet tire elk. an officer spotted tire elk for the first time in july of 2019 he's known for his unique neck accessory. colorado parks and wildlife tried to tranquilize tire elk many times to free him from that tire but he eluded their grasp here he is in july of last year with that same rubber necklace and here he is again just a few weeks ago. but finally after all this time, people fixed tire elk's problem on saturday. wildlife officials say they tranquilized him and removed that tire. sadly, they did have to take his antlers in the process free of his burden, tire elk, now just elk sans antlers. 65 seconds on a race to the finish gabby petito died of manual strangulation. that from the report from the coroner in teton county, wyoming. he says gabby petito was killed three to four weeks before
search teams found her body in teton national forest. las vegas raiders head coach jon gruden resigned last night after emails surfaced which showed him making racist, homophobic and sexist comments those emails part of a larger investigation into the washington football team and the house of representatives has voted tonight to raise the debt limit until early december and prevent economic disaster at least for a while. the short-term extension now heads to president biden's desk for a signature. and now you know the news of this tuesday, october the 12th, 2021 i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter @thenewsoncnbc and listen to the news ♪ ♪ ♪ hey google.