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dianne so long in her grave. th e ws starts now. former new york governor andrew cuomo charged with a sex crime. i'm kelly evans in for shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc the white house pushing a new spending plan. >> no one got everything they wanted, including me >> what's in, what's out, and what's it going to take to get everyone on board? a large number of cops and firefighters refusing to get the shot in america's largest city. >> we will hold the line. >> the looming threat to public safety if they decide to walk off the job. a criminal charge filed against the former governor of new york, andrew cuomo what we know about the sex
crime-related complaint. grilled on capitol hill. big oil facing hard questions from lawmakers. >> do you agree climate change is a threat to our existence >> the blockbuster hearing on climate disinformation. >> any suggestion that chevron is engaged in an effort to spread disinformation is simply wrong. flight diverted after an assault in the sky the hypersonic missile threat and from dad biod t superspreader, the new words just added to the dictionary >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news" with shepard smith. >> and good evening. we begin with a live look on capitol hill where tonight democrats are struggling and scrambling to unite and save president biden's agenda today the president unveiling a slimmed down social spending plan that he hopes democrats can agree on it's about half what he originally wanted with some of his key priorities getting the ax
the president delaying his trip to meet with the pope so that he could meet with house democrats and try to rally them to support the compromise. >> no one got everything they wanted, including me, but that's what compromise is i know it's hard i know how deeply people feel about the things that they fight for, but this framework includes historic investments in our nation and in our people >> so here's what's out, paid family leave, free community college, a measure to lower prescription drug prices and expanded medicare dental and vision coverage. here's what's still in universal pre-k, care for the elderly and expanded child taxsn care credit for next year, and clean energy credits, including tax credits fo solar energy and electric cars, but it's turning out to be a hard sell for progressive democrats who are locked in a standoff with moderate senators and are threatening to tank the bipartisan infrastructure bill cnbc senior congressional correspondent ylan mui from the house tonight. where do things stand?
>> reporter: well, kelly, the house will not vote tonight on that bipartisan infrastructure bill, leaving the president's agenda in limbo as he head to the g-20 and to the climate summit and both the president and house speaker nancy pelosi have been hoping that the new framework would mollify progressives who have been unwilling to vote for the infrastructure bill unless they had a guarantee that the reconciliation bill would be law as well today. >> i cannot sit back when i think we had this in our grasp i keep thinking about we're supposed to trust, our trust has to be in two senators that have not, in my opinion, been good faith actors up until this point. >> reporter: on capitol hill, president biden expressed confidence that he could get all 50 senators to back his
plan but we've yet to hear that directly from the two lawmakers at the center of all of this, joe manchin and kyrsten sinema now joe manchin indicated he is okay with the new price tag of $1.75 trillion, and he is willing to negotiate in good faith, but that the next step is really up to the house meanwhile, sinema insisted or issued this statement. we have made significant progress on the proposed budget reconciliation package i look forward to getting this done now, that's not quite a yes but it's not exactly a no. sinema did meet with the head of the house progressive caucus jayapal this afternoon both said they had a good discussion but the bottom line is democrats at this moment do not have the votes to pass either bill in either chamber. kelly, this is the same thing that happened to the president the last time he came to capitol hill a month ago, so we're now on strike two. >> tonight the house did manage to vote on something, but what happened with this funding for transportation >> reporter: well, kelly, congress did what it does best which is kick the can down the road the house is essentially voting to keep funding for highway transportation projects at their
current level through december the 3rd. i will point that that's the same day the government funding runs out, also the deadline for raising debt ceiling kelly, you know where i'm going to be for the thanksgiving holidays >> i'm sorry to hear it. you won't be awe loan, though. ylan mui on capitol hill tonight. we thank you cnbc's sara eisen will ask treasury secretary janet yellen about all of this tomorrow morning. catch that interview at 5:00 a.m. eastern right here on cnbc. former governor andrew cuomo charged with a sex crime a criminal complaint filed today in albany, new york, accuses him of forcible touching, a misdemeanor. it comes two months after cuomo resigned in disgrace after 11 women accused him of sexually harassing or inappropriately touching him the complaint says the governor did intentionally or forcibly place his hand under the shirt of the victim's blouse and on to her intimate body parts. the governor said the sheriff's motions in filing the complaint
were called political. tom winter now with the latest now on the charges filed today tom? >> reporter: kelly, good evening. the allegations we've heard before they were raised in the attorney general's report which went to approximately 160 pages earlier this summer detailing a whole host of allegations, and as you said allegations that the governor has previously denied, but this one in particular struck out because a woman came forward named brittany komiseau who talked to cbs news and alleged the very same type of behavior that's included in today's criminal complaint the criminal complaint does not name the victim and attempts to reach the woman and her attorneys have not been successful, so we don't know whether or not she is in fact the victim that is referred to in this criminal complaint, but it does involve an incident, according to the documents of the governor's mansion, where he allegedly put his hand under her shirt and grabbed her breasteree according to this criminal complaint, they say that on top of information that they have learned, on top of statements that they have
received, they have also reviewed cell phone records, believe it or not, blackberry p.i.n. messages if you can remember those shared among the new york state police as well as the new york state police travel records, specifically his plane travel records and other various types of information that they have obtained in the course of this investigation by the albany county sheriff's office. it was not a case brought by the district attorney, but it was brought by the sheriff's office, and the next step for governor cuomo, who has denied all of these allegations and has called it political, is to be in court on november the 17th at 2:30 p.m. that's the next time we'll see him and he'll have to answer for those charges then kelly. >> blackberry p.i.n. messages, brings back memories tom, thank you nbc's tom winter. one of america's strictest vaccine mandates set to take effect tomorrow in new york city cops, firefighters and most other city workers must show proof of at least one covid vaccine dose or risk losing their jobs there's no option for weekly testing. city officials say if workers don't comply they will be put on unpaid leave starting next week.
today firefighters gathered outside mayor bill deblasio's home to protest the new rules. both the fire and police departments warning about th possibility of worker shortages as a result of the mandate cnbc's valerie castro live in city hall tonight. valerie, does the city have a contingency plan >> reporter: well, kelly, tonight mayor bill de blasio said there's n official backup plan and he's confident that there won't be a need for one given the fact that the number of vaccinated cit workers continues to rise ahead of tomorrow night's deadline earlier today the mayor gave some updated vaccination numbers for city agencies and workers. he says the nypd and ems workers are at 74% complaint sanitation workers are at 67% and the fire department at about 64%. the mandate was announced just last week and that's part of the reason that city workers and their unions are so upset and held that protest earlier today. they say they simply haven't been given enough time to make a decision the head of the uniformed fire officers association says last year they were hailed as heros
at the start of the pandemic now he says they are being treated as second class citizens. >> we're not treated like a human being. we're treated like a number on a spreadsheet. everybody has their own personal choices, and the city is not giving us time to give them the information and to discuss that with their family, their spouse, to make those decisions. >> reporter: the mayor says despite the pushback, there is no plan to delay the date for when this mandate will go into effect, again that's 5:00 p.m. tomorrow he says he's reassured that city agencies like the fdny will find a way to make up for lost resources if they need to. >> they have already talked about the fact that they have a variety of tools available, mandatory overtime, scheduling changes. there's other -- other options that they can turn to to address the situation. >> reporter: and the nypd is expected to make similar adjustments if needed.
the union representing officers, the police benevolent association, filed a law south association filed a lawsui in the supreme court here in new york state they say they are asking for a temporary restraining order that would stop that mandate until this can all play out in the court. >> valerie, thanks. new data out on americans' attitudes towards covid vaccines for kid. a survey by the kaiser family foundation found that 3 out of every 10 parents with 5 to 11-year-olds say they will definitely not get their kid vaccinated only about a quarter of parents with kids in that age group say they will get their kids vaccinated right away. the fda could authorize the vaccine for young kid in the coming days. the white house says it's working to get shots in arms as soon as it's approved. with a look at how the rollout could go, here's our senior correspondent, meg tirrell >> reporter: kids are not exactly excited about getting the covid shot itself, but what
it allows them to do, that's a different story. >> i would like to go to the water park i would like to go everywhere. >> going to where? >> chuck-e-cheese. >> the park. >> reporter: many parents say they want the vaccine for their kid right away so doctor's offices are getting ready. >> this is going to be all hands on deck, and it's going to be on the weekends and we're going to be, you know, running it similar to a flu clinic. >> the biden administration says there's enough supply for all 28 million kids in this age group, two doses each about 15 million are expected to be shipped right away according to the association of immunization managers, 10 million to states and jurisdictions and 5 million to pharmacies in maine, a key strategy is working with schools to help set up clinics. >> we're trying to get as many kids vaccinated as quickly as possible, principally so they can have a somewhat more normal winter holiday and that they can hug their grandparents without fear and so that the second half of the school year looks a lot
more like 2019 than 2020. >> reporter: and doctors everywhere are answering questions from parents about the benefits of the vaccine and the risks, including the rare cases of heart inflammation seen mainly in young men. >> this rare side effect, which is real, is still less of a concern than what the virus will do. >> reporter: as for the kids, the ones we talked to are ready. >> vaccines are very important, you should get them. >> just a little shot for a little bit, but the sickness is gone forever >> reporter: that little girl just cracks me up. one of the things parents told us they were most looking forward to was getting some normalcy back for the upcoming holiday season kelly? >> what about those of us whose oldest kids might be 3 years old? there's 2-year-olds, 1-year-olds, infants, what's the timeline, if any, for this
group? >> i know. pfizer starting to talk abou end of this year for getting the data for the kids. >> and at the same time we have data showing an anti-depressant now may lower the risk of covid hospitalization. at least on that front we're seeing as much progress and treatment as possible. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: yeah. this was a really interesting study out of brazil of about 1,500 people they find that a drug, an inexpensive drug, $4 per course, so it's especially exciting for access experts pointed out that more work may need to be done to find the correct dose and more studies are under way here in the u.s. as well, which could help with that it's thought that the drug may help by tamping down inflammation that could cause problems with covid. >> surprising but if it works, it works meg, thank you so much good to see you tonight. officials say he beat hi girlfriend's son to death and left the body to rot for a year.
and there's no off-season. just work that builds on itself over and over and over again... becuase the only way is through. in court for the first time today, the man accused of committing a horror that shook investigators to their core. officials say brian colter beat his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death and then he and the girlfriend left the corpse in basement in houston to rot for a year, all the while the three surviving brothers still living in the house, alone, starvin re and in decrepit conditions. local reporting from kprc in houston, and their reporter brittany jeffers. >> reporter: today is the first time since we have seen brian colter since his arrest, and today when that courtroom when the judge formally read the charges to him and asked him if
he understood, he then repeated the charge as well as the possible sentence back to her. he's charged with murder in the death of that 8-year-old child whose skeletal remains were found inside of an apartment last sunday. he also signed a legal consequences form today on an emergency protection order this states that he's not allowed to have any direct or indirect contact with any of the three surviving children in that home part of his bond condition states he'd be required to wear an ankle monitor as well as be under house arrest and not have any contact with the co-defendant, his girlfriend and child's mother gloria williams williams is charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence now bond in this case does remain at $1 million, and one of the chief prosecutors with the district attorney's office andrea bell tells us she believes that this was a respectable bond given the charges and believes it takes community safety into account. still, she says this case has been tough on everyone involved. >> as one of the chief prosecutors in child fatalities, it's the only type of case i deal with, i will say that this
particular case is such a gross deviation from what we expect humans to behave like, that it's been very emotionally difficul and taxing on the investigators, the d.a.'s office and the priorities should be making sure that the surviving children get all of the help that they need. >> reporter: now something else to note in this case the presiding judge, judge morton, recused himself this morning. instead, kelly johnson filling in now this means that this case will now be transferred to a new court and will likely impact gloria williams' court hearing date she was supposed to appear tomorrow morning at 9:00, but the district attorney's office tells us this will likely be pushed back until next week. >> i can't imagine having to work on a case like that that was brittany jeffers reporting from kprc in houston. the john doe hockey player who accused a former chicago blackhawks coach has identified himself. kyle beach, he was called up
from the minors for the stanley cup playoffs back in 2010. he says that's when a blackhawk assistant coach sexually assaulted him and an investigation found even after he complained to executives, they didn't act for three weeks. they also let the coach continue working for the team for weeks >> when they won, to see him paraded around lifting the cup at the parade, at the team pictures, at the celebrations, it made me feel like nothing it made me feel like i didn't exist. >> the nhl has since fined the blackhawks $2 million for insufficient and untimely response two senior executives with the team were ousted this week, but the head coach at that time still in the nhl joel quenneville, the head coach for the florida panthers he met today with the nhl commissioner about his role at the time of the assault allegation no word yet on the outcome of that meeting. one group not feeling the supply chain pain are professional criminals in fact, there's been an
puffer jackets here are made with recycled polyester and down the athletes will also get a turtleneck sweater with the american flag and olympic rings on it. ralph lauren says those are made with responsibly sourced u.s. woolose ar nbc's kier simmons in london with a look ahead of the beijing winter olympic games >> reporter: the opening ceremony of the beijing olympics stunned the world back in 2008 and now in three months china will be back in the spotlight and so will the world's athletes from 95 nations. sean white has three gold medals, winning a fourth in the same event would make history. >> i know what that fire and that drive and motivation can do to you as an athlete. >> reporter: team usa's nathan chen, a gold medal favorite on the ice. >> triple toe. >> reporter: both his parents born in china. >> to be able to have the opportunity to go -- to go to
beijing for an olympics is really meaningful. >> reporter: 45% of the athletes will be female a winter games record. among them mikaela shiffrin says she can compete in five events this winter games is set to present another huge challenge for olympic organizers, too, just like tokyo last summer there will be strict covid protocols. athletes must be vaccinated or face a three-week quarantine and daily covid tests will be mandatory. athletes will be restricted to a closed loop only traveling to specific destinations and spectators will be allowed but only if they are from mainland china. while china's winter olympics are set to be held in a very different political climate than the summer games a far more assertive chinese government stands accused of stealing industrial secrets, human rights abuses and cyber spying beijing in turn accuses american leaders of china bashing, and
yet in 100 days it will welcome the world's top athletes including team usa as well as international delegations and dignitaries. ♪ as many athletes try to focus only on the sport. >> i've been skating since i was 3 years old and spent almost every single minute at the ice rink, you know so when it comes down to it, i just want to focus on my skating and do the best i can on the ice. and, you know, that's really -- that's all there is to it. just focus on my skating >> reporter: olympic organizers hoping global attention focuses on athletic achievements. >> it's been my life's work, and i'm so proud that i'm still able to compete on a high level and i'm going to give it everything that i have for these games. >> reporter: now for four straight winter olympics up until 2014, team usa finished in first or second place.til 2014,n in pyeongchang, kelly, it finished in fourth place will team usa do better in beijing? we'll be watching.
>> we've got some making up to do kier simmons tonight an american airlines fligh diverted after reports of an assault against a flight attendant. details from other passengers and the conflicting reports over what led up to this person being restrained but not arrested. facebook announcing a name change, looking to expand past social media but will it bring in any new friends. executives from big oil on capitol hill accused of lying to the public about that you are product's impact on the environment. they deny it, and now lawmakers are taking another step to get answers. over and over and over again... becuase the only way is through.
seems like nothing is safe from the supply chain crisis, your groceries, your kids' toys and now your music, at least if you're into vinyl. demand for vinyl records has been soaring during the past few years to the point that there's now had a shortage to deal with the global shipping issues, some record labels are trying to keep everything made in america, but that's putting a massive strain on the industry here's cnbc's perry rossum. >> reporter: in a garage in vermont between record-covered walls, the machines have been running non-stop. >> we've been turning work down for at least a soiled four months now. >> reporter: justin is the owner of burlington record plant he says his customers have started doubling, tripling even quadrupling their orders. >> in the beginning, we would get, you know, an order a day and now in the past three or four weeks i've turned down literally over 4 million records worth of orders. >> reporter: the recording
industry association o america reports that vinyl is having a remarkable resurgence revenue from the first half of this year grew 94% to $467 million the boom is leaving manufacturers backed up, delaying the shipment of albums for artists including taylor swift, melissa etheridge and lana delray. >> here's the material >> reporter: he says it used to take six months to get an order done now it's eight months. >> our raw material supplier in tennessee has been able to limp by and provide us with what we need but it's kind of by the skin of our teeth every month. >> reporter: making a record is a delicate process done by hand. >> this is a record and what it looks like before it gets pressed. >> reporter: they start with melted pvc, it's pressed into a mold edges are trimmed. there's a visual inspection. they are sleeved and boxed here they make one record a minute. and since he does this by hand every record has a different look to it. >> exactly. >> almost like a tie-dyed
t-shirt. >> reporter: at burlington records downtown, it's not just the albums going quickly >> the easiest way to talk about people buying records right now is to look at how many new turntables have been selling and that's been astronomical. >> and what the selling of turntables shows you is that people are getting into this who have never been in the vinyl side before? >> yeah. that means that they are getting into it and they are probably going to stick with it. >> reporter: at the plant justin sees no end to the vinyl demand. >> it's a matter of how we can make the machinery an support each other globally to execute this level of demand. >> reporter: people are still buying cds and tapes cds and tapes in 2021, it seems like they want to hold on to music rather than just download it, but streaming is still dominating, still dominating above the other things like vinyl records and cds and tapes.
$6 billion in revenue from the first half of this year just for streaming, kelly. >> sometimes you just want to touch something, perry digital just isn't the same. perry russom tonight, thanks. unemployment lines shrinking. that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money. jobless claim numbers hitting new pandemic low at 281,000, that according to the labor department experts indicating the smaller number of files signal a recovering jobs market but news isn't all positive our economic growth rate slowed to 2% according to the commerce department that's the slowest increase since the end of the the 2020 recession. but it's the sweetest time of the year with consumer spending on halloween-related items expected to hit a whopping items expected to hit $10.1 billion according to the national retail federation, so with all that spend, surely some of it will be on reese's peanut butter cup, voted america's most favorite halloween candy and also gets the vote of yours truly. the least favorite, candy corn that's from candystores.com. on wall street today, the
dow up 240 points. the s&p adding 45. and the nasdaq up a healthy 212. now remember back in 2015 when google announced a restructuring and created a new parent company called alphabet facebook announcing a similar move today officially changing its corporate name to meta all the apps will say the same, facebook, instagram and whatsapp but this will be beyond the social media this will focus on theo not changing cri m metaverse. mark zuckerberg staying as ceo of the new company and also not changing criticism, youth? and other complaints piling on to the tech giant in what has been called putting profits over safety, the spread of misinformation and the algorithm and the inability of facebook to curtail these issues so the timing of the name change is convenient to say the least casey, you've called it on this show last week
you said they were leaning towards meta so what is the metaverse and what are zuckerberg's ambitions here? >> well, the metaverse is complicated in a lot of ways i think at its simples level zuckerberg likes to call it an embodied internet. the way i think about it it's basically things you can do with some kind of goggle strapped on your face, right there's going to be a series of connected experiences and zuckerberg spent a lot of time introducing us to some of those today. >> when, casey, with the metaverse be ready for users to experience >> so they already have in the oculus quest some of the social experiences that they say are the building block of the metaverse so you're going to see more social experiences. you can create an avatar already and take that around inside a virtual space and hang out with your friends i think the real vision of the metaverse is that it's not going to be owned by any one company so for it to really kind of take effect we'll need to see a bunch of companies building a set of
connected experiences that we can take various virtual goods throughout as we explore. >> facebook did mention that it would have partners, but it' clear they want to control the mesaverse, perhaps even in a way they can't control the phone experience with apple right now. should we be concerned about that given all the privacy and safety issues that they are facing that they would control the metaverse experience i think we do have to give that a lot of scrutiny and zuckerberg in his comments today really underscored just how much he hates the fact that he doesn't control the smartphone perform think of all the headaches that that has given him this year and in years previously, so i think you're right that the mere fact for facebook this is such an existential question, they need to own a platform so badly, that we should pay really close attention to the kind of rules they build around it, the kind of data they collect and what they do with it. >> and the shares today seemed to reward these announcements after a string of losses, so if nothing else is there value in
turning the page on the prior talking points which really focussed on the company's misstep? >> i think that was absolutely part of the goal facebook is eager to present a big, bold new vision and investors love hearing that because if facebook is able to realize this through this new company meta, there is going to be a lot of value there to unlock so i think, yes, for that reason and others it was a logical move >> casey, good to see you tonight. thank you. casey newton. well, the heads of some of the world's biggest oil and gas companies testifying virtually today before the house oversight committee. democrats calling this a big tobacco moment for oil and gas producers. they say the companies have known for years that their products are major contributors to climate change and that they have intentionally mislead the public about their product's impact. >> for far too long big oil has escaped accountability for its central role in bringing our planet to the brink of a climate catastrophe. that ends day. >> now some big oil execs deny
their companies spread disinformation about climate change, but some lawmakers argue their actions paint a different picture. nbc's josh letterman live on the hill for us tonight. josh, the house committee is now set to hit big oil with subpoenas, right >> reporter: that's right. house oversight chairwoman carolyn maloney saying exxonoven mobile, chevron, shep and bp america have refused to turn over their documents the goal was to get companies do admit what they said in the past was false, like when former exxon ceo lee raymond said in '96 that evidence of human-driven climate change was inconclusive congressman ro khanna questioning him on that in this exchange >> can you just acknowledge it was a mistake -- if someone makes a mistake, just say it was a mistake and you'll regret that that statement was out there would you say that >> i don't think it's fair to judge something 25 years ago with what we've learned since that time by today's standard.
>> i'm disappointed that you're not willing to say that something was a mistake. >> house republicans coming to the defense of big oil hitting president biden for cancelling the xl pipeline and rejecting democrats' comparisons to the big tobacco hearings of 1994 here's jim comber. >> i have concerns about the hearing and the legitimacy of democrats' so-called investigation of america's oil and gas companies. this hearing is simply a distraction from the crises that the biden administration's policies have caused for the american people. >> today's marathon hearing lasting more than six hours as democrats tried to use the spotlight to get the executives to make new promises to reduce their production of fossil fuels and stop lobbying against policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the ceos standing firm making no real new commitments while arguing they are already doing their part through technology and some fairly small clean energy investments to fight climate change
kelly. >> josh letterman tonight, thanks. last night we reported on the rising number of stolen cars in the united states tonight we're focusing on where some of those cars are ending up after they are swiped off the street cnbc's andrea day spoke with officials at one of america's busiest ports about what they're doing to cut down on this crime. >> reporter: how much money are we talking about just here in front of us? >> right here i'm going say $500,000, 600,000. >> reporter: big money in this game. >> big money, big money to be made. >> reporter: this warehouse at the port of new york new jersey is a major shipping hub for stolen car ranks. >> over here we have stolen cars. >> reporter: hot wheels taken from unsuspecting car owners across america to be sold overseas officer dean panzarino >> very high-end cars, 2020 g-wagon mercedes we have a land rover, two mwws, an x-5 an x-3 and two brand-new pickup trucks. >> reporter: the bmw and benz he
says stolen in illinois and others stolen in houston, texas, then put in shipping containers and then after that, a one way trip to a port in west africa to be sold for a hefty profit but these were intercepted by u.s. customs and border protection s. >> the busiest seaport in the nation for recovery of stolen cars are being exported. >> reporter: is the shipping crisis slowing it down at all? >> not at all. >> reporter: he leads the team that flags and searches containers looking to uncover illegal exports. >> what we have here is a container targeted most likely for possible stolen cars right now we see furniture, but behind this wall that we're looking at, there could be stolen cars. >> reporter: where was this container headed >> headed to west africa. >> reporter: how many cars could potentially fit thon 40-foot container? >> normally you'll see three at the most. >> it's like a cat and mouse
game with the bad guys, the crooks and us getting it going out. >> reporter: and even while legitimate companies struggle with backed up supply chains and rising shipping costs, car thieves are shifting into overdrive. >> they're doing it more >> reporter: this rolls royce and this bmw i8 both stolen and intercepted at the port. >> during the pandemic we actually saw an increase in stolen cars being exported >> reporter: so somehow in the middle of a global shipping crisis, the criminals are still able to get stolen cars moved out of the port? >> yes. >> reporter: he says the number of stolen cars intercepted at this port steadily rising from 2017 and even through the pandemic in 2020, up 50%. >> might cost them more to ship it out because the price of shipping the containers quadrupled if not more when it was 3,000 pre-pandemic, now they are paying 20,000, 30,000 to export that contain
>> reporter: money he says stolen car rings can play, because the supply of legit cars is so low and demand is through the roof so these hot rides command a hefty premium overseas >> it's costing them more money, but they're making more money. they get the cars for free sky's the limit. >> reporter: and, kelly, the officer's team just crunched those latest numbers, and theycd are now seeing a drop in the number of stolen cars intercepted at this port, but he says other ports around the country like miami, philly and delaware, they are all seeing an uptick now that makes them think that criminals are now moving to different ports and try to get those cars shipped overseas. kelly? >> a confluence of factors but some fascinating numbers andrea, thank you so much. andrea day. an american airlines passenger accused of punching a flight attendant after she accidentally bumped into him that's according to a source close to the investigation earlier reports said he punched her over a mask disagreement
witnesses say the man broke her nose it happened yesterday on a flight from new york city to california the pilot diverted the flight to denver according to the source, the flight attendant accidentally bumped the passenger during beverage service she immediately apologized the passenger then got up and went to the back of the plane. he allegedly punched the attendant in the face twice and then walked back to its seat. >> it was on the midway through the flight, all the lights in the cabin were off and then suddenly they all came on really quickly and the captain immediately said can two able-bodied men come to the front of the plane immediately i did see her walk back down the aisle afterwards she had blood splattered on the outside of her mask. >> another passenger said people then restrained the passenger with duct tape and somebody else took this photo of him after he was kicked off the plane the fbi is now investigating, but so far no arrest has been made american airlines ceo says the man will never fly on the airline again. he also said the company is doing everything it can to guarantee he's prosecuted to the fullest extend possible.
new tonight, the biden administration considering paying millions to migrant families separated at the border nbc news reporting nearly 500,000 would be offered per person this would apply to families separated under the trump administration nbc news reports this is part of negotiations with families who have sued claiming they were harmed when the government split them up. no final decision made. preparing for lockdowns. schools, restaurants and non-essential shops closing again. reaction from russia as covid cases climb amidst a low vaccination rate. and beijing testing hypersonic missiles, and the pentagon sounding the alarm. the new weapons race that has the u.s. playing catchup bout it is all wrong. so we made a healthier song. for some folks it's like baby steps. maybe it's a jump or eating something green. or taking mom to get that vaccine. ♪ healthier means bringing stuff to the folks ♪ ♪ that really need it. ♪ ♪ like millie's meds straight to her door or care at home. ♪
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officials are shutting down shops, restaurants and schools only essential stores like supermarkets and pharmacies are allowed to stay open the restrictions come as russia faces low vaccination rates. in moscow here's nbc's matthew bodner. >> reporter: we're entering this new lockdown in moscow with two numbers that really underscore why this is happening now. today, authorities reported record-setting daily case growth exceeding for the very first time 40,000 new cases over a 24-hour period but also sadly new record-setting fatalities. that number today reported at 1,159. so all of this underscores that the situation has become rather critical here in moscow, and the authorities have done something that they have really been loathe to do since the very first moscow lockdown back early in the pandemic in march, april and also a little bit of may basically the political fallout domestically from that lockdown which was more akin to marshal
law than i think what you might think of when you think about a lackdown they've really gravitated towards doing mostly nothing at all. there were attempts to implement a vaccine passport system that failed very quickly, so now we're back to this it's hard to see how much is going to change because the vaccination rate in this country is very low. it's about 33% of the population is fully vaccinated. it's been that way for months, and basically the challenge now is to convince that 70% it's time to go out and get the jab america's top general says china's test launch of a new hypersonic weapon is very close to a sputnik moment. general mark milley calling beijing's test launch very concerning in an interview with bloomberg. >> it's a very significant technological event that occurred or test that occurred by the chinese, and it has all of our attention. >> general milley is the first
pentagon official to confirm that china tested hypersonic weapons over the summer. here's nbc's morgan brennan. >> reporter: a race for speed. with national security implications and one in which the united states is playing catchup. >> we're behind. we're behind the chinese and the russians there's a lot more work to do on the hypersonics, on the offensive side, but more importantly on the defensive side. >> reporter: hypersonic weapons can travel at least five times the speed of sound or about a mile per second. but some can move as fast as mach-20. what makes them such a game-changer is their lack of predictability unlike ballistic missiles that travel in an arc, hypersonics are maneuverable making them harder to detect and destroy. >> hypersonics allows a country to confront a world class air force such as ours without having their own world class air force. it allows them to confront a world class navy without having their own world class navy
because now they can hold the navy and airfields at risks in other parts of the world >> reporter: after years of fits and starts, the u.s. is increasing its budget, including $12 billion more for its five-year plan defense contractors are vying for the business, too, including north of grummond and raytheon technologies and there's six programs in its portfolio and there's a road map whether or not we choose to -- acknowledge it, we are already in a race. and it's not something we're going to negotiate away. glr >> reporter: all of this raises questions about the future of nuclear deterrents, as well as
the regular important and that will be key in the future. north korea's kim jong-un is healthy and not suffering from medical problems that's according to a spy agency they claim that kim dropped 44 pounds on the left a photo from february of this year and on the right, from june his weight loss had been the source of speculation and rumors about his health but they say ns they used ai techniques and video to make their assessment meanwhile, food shortages are getting worse. the kim regime is now asking people to eat less food citing a shortage that go last until next july. >> reporter: and every year they get weirder, miriam webster adding more than 400 new words to their dictionary. and free financial coaching for women struggling to take care of their families next the lessons two moms were
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women among those hardest hit by job loss during the pandemic last month the economy gained 194,000 jobs overall, but women went backwards losing 26,000 and even more women ages 20 and older left the workforce completely well, now a program created by a social media influencer and the ceo of a wealth management company, they are trying to help by offering free financial counseling to moms trying to take care of their families. cnbc's senior personal finance correspondent sharon epperson has more >> yeah.
>> reporter: paige montgomery is a single mom, trying to get her finances back on track >> my hope is that in the future i'll be able to see myself in a positive place financially. >> reporter: montgomery says dealing with a job loss and high-risk pregnancy turned her finances upside down. >> i was on bed rest and then ultimately was laid off because of just covid and i had no savings. i was living literally paycheck to paycheck. >> reporter: sabrina smith, another single mom, says she struggled after being laid off, too. >> i luckily had a little bit of savings to hold me over, but then from there i had to find other ways in order to pay my bills. >> reporter: smith and montgomery were selected for a special program to help moms hit hard by the pandemic social media influencer, aka mrs. dow jones on instagram, partnered with cnbc contributor josh brown to create a free program called finance is cool moms are cool. >> it was really important to
make financial literacy available to these moms as they rebuilt their livelihoods during this devastating pandemic. >> reporter: over three months, ten moms had a series of lessons on retirement savings and investments. >> you're getting more on your money just by the match our putting in. >> reporter: and one on one counselling with financial planners, women from the team of a wealth management company. >> serving as a role model is something that the ladies at my firm maybe didn't expect but it's one of those ancillary benefits that came along with running this program. >> reporter: during the three-month course, both moms got back to work montgomery scored a full-time job as a marketing manager, and smith was hired back full-time at the company that laid her off. now these moms tell us they are feeling more confident about their finances. >> the thing i learned the most was probably the 401(k).
the class came at a perfect time because the majority of my anxiety at that point was with my finances. >> through the program, we decided that i need to establish an emergency fund. it showed me that we really need six months to a year saved up. >> reporter: with financial guidance, montgomery and smith say they relieved some stress around money and motherhood. >> mothers are so hard on ourselves. we want to be superwoman all the time and if you're beating yourself up over your finances, this won't make your finances grow any faster. stop being so hard on yourself. >> reporter: and both moms say the tips they took away are tools they will use and share with their families. >> is that better? >> reporter: and there's mor good news, kelly the advisers helping these moms intend to be resources and guides for them in the future. this was the first group to go through the courses and financial counseling but the program's creators plan for it to continue as so many moms in this pandemic are still in crisis kelly? >> a great opportunity, and so far a very success one
sharon thank you so much tonight. sharon epperson. well, there's nothing worse than a multi strawberry. even my sons eat them, but it's so hard to avoid until now one company is trying towed it the genes of strawberries saying they will select desirable interest rates from the food to create this new super strawberry it will supposedly stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season u.s. growers produced 2. billion in strawberries last year and shoppers threw away 35% of that due to spoilage a. that's according to the department of agriculture and sounds about right to me still the new gmo strawberries are years away and maybe they can tackle blueberries next. merriam webster announcing today it's adding hundreds of new words to its dictionary. 455 of them to be exact, covering everything from technology to medicine to pop culture. of course, there are covid-related words like breakthrough, an infection occurring in someone and
superspreader, a significant occasion when people contract the same communicable disease. and then there's also dad bod defined as quote a physique of the average father who is slightly overweight. and there's also fluffer nutter, a marshmallow cream and peanut butter popular in new england and i think it's been popular for ho years. and there's slang used in am i right to represent the use of this phrase as a tag question in informal speech. i don't know, merriam webster seems a few decades late for some of these words? am i right 60 seconds left in a race to the finish tonight former new york governor andrew cuomo charged with a misdemeanor sex crime. he's accused of touching a woman
at the governor's mansion last year in a response, the governor's lawyer said he never touched anyone president biden trying to rally democrats around this trimmed down $1.75 trillion plan the house had to delay infrastructure vote as the house pushed back. both houses are in recess until monday. a vaccine mandate set to take effect in new york city tomorrow cops, firefighters and most other city workers must show proof of at least one covid vaccine dose or risk losing their jobs and now you know the news of this thursday october 28th of 2021 i'm kelly evans in for shepard smith, follow us on instagram and twitter on cnbc. or follow us on your favorite podcast platform use it's the ong i wanna do. ♪ turns out everyone does sound better in the shower.
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