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pfizer finally gets the green light from the fda to start vaccinating kids i'm kelly evans in for shepherd smith. this is the news on cnbc the mandate resistance scores of cops, firefighters and first responders refusing to get the vaccine. the impact on critical services with the deadline now past the armorer breaks her silence after alec baldwin's fatal shooting, her defense and who she's blaming. plus the growing calls to ban real guns from all film sets >> we really have to stop
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playing russian roulette with peoples lives. president biden in europe. did he patch things up with the french president what the pope told him in private and how his stalled domestic agenda is viewed on the world stage. republicans fired up in virginia a new poll putting glen yuncan ahead. albany sheriff defends the sex crime charge against cuomo new doctors orders for the queen. and nasa hitches a halloween ride with spacex live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepherd smith good evening closed firehouses, massive piles of trash, fewer cops and ambulances on the street that's the possibility new york city is bracing for as a result of its new vaccine mandate
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most city workers had until 5:00 p.m. today to show proof of at least one dose or risk losing their jobs here's a look at the vaccination rate among city agencies as of last night the police department, 79% the fire department including ems services, 69%. and the sanitation department ranks among the lowest at just 67%. defiance against the mandate running high first responders have been challenging the new rules both in courts and in the streets a crowd of firefighters gathered to protest outside the mayor's home yesterday the vaccine requirement in new york city is one of the strictest in the nation. city workers don't have an option to test out, but similar fights over mandates are also playing out in other cities including san francisco, los angeles and chicago. nbc's gabe gutierrez live outside a firehouse in manhattan with our top story tonight gabe >> hi, there, kelly. good evening unions had been looking for an
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extension here and even suing the city earlier this week asking a judge to block this mandate. the judge denied that request so as you mentioned it's now gone into effect. mayor bill de blasio is not backing down saying the city will be safe and services will continue the nypd police commissioner says the department plans to move resources around to try and make sure that staffing will not be impacted and they will be able to handle these staffing issues but firefighters unions, though, they're warning that dozens of fire stations could close as a result >> new york city is going to come to a crisis on monday morning. response times are going to go through the roof when you close firehouses you affect response times and you affect the time it takes to get people what they need, and that is us to help save their lives >> reporter: now, anger over this debate is bubbling over today we learned that six firefighters have been suspended
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after the department says that they drove a fire ladder truck to a state senator's office and allegedly threatened the senator's staff over this vaccine mandate. the fdny is calling the actions highly inappropriate >> gabe gutierrez, thanks. now the air force is facing down the pentagon's vaccine mandate. data shows as many as 12,000 troops could be punished and even dismissed from service for defying the requirement. while thousands are still unvaccinated more than 96% of active duty airmen have received at least one dose. that's according to the air force. "the washington post" reports if troops don't comply with the rules they could face charges in the military justice system, and the situation could serve as a bellwether for other military branches that have their own upcoming vaccination delines millions of school age kids
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could be eligible for a covid vaccine by next week there are roughly 28 million kids in that age group now the cdc will weigh in. an advisory panel is scheduled to meet next week to decide whether to approve the plan. the white house says parents will be able to get their kids vaccinated at pediatrician offices, children's hospitals and local pharmacies health experts say vaccinating younger americans is a critical step towards ending the pandemic, but hesitancy among parents could complicate things. data show only a quarter of parents kids 5 to 11 say they'll get their child vaccinated right away now the armor who was in charge of prop guns claims she has no idea how the live rounds turned up on the "rust" movie set including the live round in alec baldwin's gun that killed the cinematographer.
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reid's lawyer says she fought for safety training along with more time to properly maintain and prepare firearms for the movie, but her lawyer claims she was overruled by management. the lawyer says the whole production set became unsafe due to various factors including lack of safety meetings. this was not the fault of hannah some other key points from the lawyer's statement, he said reed never witnessed anyone firing live rounds on set and he claims reed was hired for two different positions which made it extremely difficult for her to folk on being the armor the film's managers have denied receiving any official complaints about weapons or prop safety on set. meanwhile the deadly shooting has launched a movement to ban real guns and bullets from movie sets here's cnbc's valerie castro >> reporter: a classic western shootout it's hard to imagine a john wayne movie without the sound of gunfire and smoke from a barrel. but following the accidental shooting death of
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cinematographer halyna hutchins on the set of "rust" some are calling for a movie overhaul >> it's not the first time people are shot or killed on film sets and sometimes steps are taken or rushed. >> re definitely shouldn't be an option on a film shoot that uses guns it's time to make a change >> reporter: but on the industry side some argue what happened in new mexico was an exceptional tragedy. >> armorers have been using weapons for a hundred years on-screen very safely. so this is -- this is an anomaly. >> reporter: brook heaten, a prop master, armorer and vice president of the union behind entertainment says the union sets strong standards and protocols for handling weapons >> i think that hollywood can police itself.
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>> i think they have great protocols until they turn up not to be so great because someone doesn't follow them perfectly. >> reporter: the use of computer generated special effects has been suggested as a substitute heaton says it's just not the same >> the compression of a real weapon affects the atmosphere and the set and the actor's reaction and of course the lighting of the flash itself is very hard to duplicate >> the council member argues movies are make believe anyway, why should the runs be real? >> i think it's absolutely possible to do this. >> that los angeles city council member is in support of proposed statewide legislation and is cawing for a similar ordinance to be adopted in the city. the governor of new mexico is asking the movie industry to review its safety standards or she says the state will come up with its own mandates. >> we do know technology now exists that never existed like this before. >> and in some cases they say
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it's actually cheaper. well, the sheriff in albany county, new york, is defending sex crime charges against former governor andrew cuomo. >> we have a solid case. we have an overwhelming amount of evidence. we have a victim who's been cooperating fully. >> cuomo is facing a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching. he's accused of groping a woman under her shirt. the filing did not name his former aide brittney camiso, but she has publicly accused him of groping her at the governor's mansion before the formal complaint. his spokesman blasted the sheriff saying he and new york attorney general letitia james are playing new yorkers for fools. nbc's investigative correspondent tom winter now with the latest. >> kelly, good evening typically the day after someone faces a charge we spend time trying to figure what the conduct was and better understand what's occurred in the case this is entirely different today we're trying to figure out
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how we got here in the first place. specifically why was yesterday the district attorney in albany county was surprised the former governor of the state of new york was charged in a sex crimes related case so today we got some more clarity on that from the albany county sheriff, craig apple, sr., who says they went to city court yesterday to present the evidence he says they gathered so far the probably cause in this case. and it was at that time the city judge approved a criminal summons and put a date on the calender for the governor to have to show up in court he says he found out about this on the internet and did not have enough time to conifer with the district attorney's office and conifer with the governor's attorneys to let them know what was coming up. the governor's attorneys and his spokesperson went after the sheriff today. the sheriff defended his actions and responded to them. let's take a listen. >> this is my job. i rather they throw it at me that re-victimize the victims over and over and over
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i've been doing this a long time and i've been called much worse. >> the next steps in this case the governor to show up and see how this case progresses from here president biden joining world leaders in rome ahead of the g20 summit their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic what's on the agenda and the country president biden has to smooth things over with. the rising threat of extreme weather said to be the topic of sunday's global climate summit which countries are seen as the biggest defenders. plus malls in northern virginia on the alert this weekend. what police are saying about a potential threat the facts, the truth, the news with shepherd smith back in 60 seconds
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for the first time since a dispute over submarines erupted into a heated diplomatic feud. >> what we did was clumsy. it was not done with a lot of grace. i want to make it clear france is an extremely, extremely valuable partner, extremely. >> the dust up with france is just one of several tests president biden is facing on this trip. cnbc's senior white house correspondent kayla taushe now >> reporter: kelly, a joint statement after that meeting focused on what the two nations have in common fighting isis and defending the indo pacific but the president expressed dismay for the way the u.s. handled that submarine deal with australiawhich in effect canceled a $66 billion french contract biden said he believed france had been informed. the white house didn't comment
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when asked whether the president still has confidence in kurt cam bm he's the chief negotiator for that deal who leads endo pacific strategy negotiators are hoping to announce that agreement by the deadline they set for monday, kelly. >> the president also met with the pope today there's a lot of talk about how their talk went. >> the two heads of state are friends. today's meeting was just the second time a catholic president has had an audience with the pope the today's hour, 15 minutes conversation covered climate, and covid affairs. notably president biden has been at the center of a debate whether pro-choice commissioners should be receiving comunian biden would not reveal the pope's position on the bishops and said they did not discuss
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abortions specifically, but the pope did say he should continue to receive communion, and he's a, quote, good catholic. >> the president also heading into climate talks with no deal here at home how's he going to navigate that? >> the framework the awhite house announced thursday it does include half a trillion dollars in tax credits for residential and clean energy initiatives, electric vehicles, solar manufacturing and a few other line items but the biggest green policy change under consideration, a program rewarding utilities for lower emissions, well that ended up getting cut out as part of the compromise the white house says global partners should folk on what the entire federal government is trying to achieve on climate but president biden himself raised the stakes telling lawmakers to vote for that package because american prestige is on the line, and now biden is going to have to deal with the other side of that proclamation as mentioned president biden is scheduled to travel to
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glasgow, scotland, sunday where world leaders and business executives are gathering for a major climate summit the annual event is the cop 26, this year's summit more critical than ever as scientists warn climate change is making weather disasters more frequent, more intense and more deadly. here on what to expect >> reporter: this year alone the world was walloped with historic floods, fires and freak storms july was the earth's hottest month on record. and this year a dire united nations report warned climate change is a code red for humanity now all eyes on glasgow and c cop26, which set the limit to limit global warming >> one of the really important triumphs actually that i expect to see in glasgow is the
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financial sector stepping up clearly and saying, look, we are part of the solution we're not part of the problem. >> the primary goals of cop26 are to secure global net zero by 2050 and limit warming to 1.5 degrees celsius. countries are being asked to submit ambitious new 2030 emissions reductions in so-called ndcs, nationally determined contributions phasing out coal, investing in renewables, switching to electric vehicles to adacht to protect communities and natural habitats examine how to build defenses and warning systems and upgrade to more resilient infrastructure and agriculture. then to protect and restore ecosystems, and perhaps most critical finance, mobilizing at least $100 billion per year from public and private sector institutions to secure global net zero significant announcements are
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expected from large financial institutions toward thise strugd they are goal. rightly struggli because they don't have the means to be aligned with net zero so i think it's a responsibility from the countries to do so. >> reporter: as of now, 148 >> as of now 148 countries, that is 70% of signatories accounting for 80% of global emissions have submitted a new or updated ndc but more than 200 u.s. companies are pledging to get to net zero by 2040, ten years sooner than the paris agreement. a new u.n. report out this week found national pledges and other climate change mitigation measures put the planet on a path to 2.7 degrees celsius temperature rise by the end of the 20th century, more than the paris climate goal
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the u.n. secretary-general said less than one week before cop26 we are still on track for a climate catastrophe. kelly? >> diana oleck, thanks a major storm barrelling into the northeast and midatlantic tonight where 18 million people are under coastal flood alerts it's the remnants of that cyclone. the national weather service reports the storm may cause the worst flooding since hurricane isabelle back in 2003. forecasters say some areas could see as much as 4 inches of rain and it comes just days after a powerful nor'easter slammed into the area heavy rain and high tides push water from the chesapeake bay into annapolis, may remind today, the flood closing businesses and shutting down roads. same story in philadelphia where the nearby delaware reserve overflowed and spilled water into the streets while some drivers were able to make their way through, others
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weren't as lucky forecasters say heavy rain from tonight's storm may cause the river to overflow again. and police in the d.c. area increasing their presence around shopping malls this halloween weekend. the reason, information they say they received about a potential threat law enforcement in fairfax county, virginia, stress this is out of an abundance of caution they did say they would be increasing patrols >> it's just our responsibility to have a greater presence, to be more aware and to ask the community to have better eyes and ears peeled for suspicious activities >> the police chief says his department is working closely with federal law enforcement on the information received "squid game" a hit on net flicts and now in the crypto market the new crypto currency based on the show and four astronauts expected to blast off sunday morning but
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service of remembrance in mid-october. a drone getting a closer look inside the crater of the erupting volcano in spain's canary islands the pilot of the drone said he expected to burn up over the crater but somehow it survived the heat on its flight back, however, the battery died and it wound up in a tree the pilot found it the next day. more than 7,000 people have been evacuated. the volcano on the island began erupting more than a month ago and it'll be a halloween switcheroo up on the international space station. four astronauts prepare to blast off a falcon nine rocket saturday if everything goes right they'll r rendezvous with the space station friday morning but the company says the last thing left to fix before this flight is a likely toilet. here's cnbc's morgan brennen
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>> reporter: at 2:21 eastern halloween morning if all goes according to plan spacex will launch another crew to orbit sending four astronauts to the international space station for a six-month stay the four americans will liftoff atop a previously flown falcon nine rocket atop endurance at the kennedy space center >> this is going to be a great mission. we were down for a while after we retired the space shuttle it took us additional time that we didn't expect, but now we are launching americans on american rockets from american soil and that includes our international partners >> reporter: crew three will mark spacex's fourth human spaceflight under nasa's
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79,000%. and on wall street today the dow adding 89 points, the s&p just 9 and the nasdaq up 50. i'm kelly evans in for shepherd smith it's half past the hour. here's what's making the news on cnbc nhl fallout a prominent coach resigns in the wake of the blackhawks sexual abuse allegations. planning to vaccinate the world. do we have the man power to administer all those shots oversea. but first all eyes turn to virginia as republicans look to win back the governor's mansion. >> and the race is neck and neck just day before young voters head to the polls. 49% of virginia voters say they plan to vote for terry mcauliffe. 48% favor republican glen
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yungkin. former president trump is reportedly planning to hold a telerally for youngkin on monday a lot of political analysts are calling this race a bellwether ahead of the mid-terms, sir. is that how you see it >> i think it's really important for the country to take a look what's happening in virginia largely because what we're seeing in these polls is that as president biden's numbers decline with independents in particular, terry mcauliffe numbers have gone down as well and given glen youngkin a serious chance to win this race. >> let's talk about voter enthusiasm which party has the momentum and maybe has the edge right now >> well, it's hard to say precisely, but if you take a look at the polls which are almost all even with the one exception of a fox poll last night that had glen youngkin up
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by 8, they're even polls but the trend line has been toward youngkin so i think the republicans are gaining confidence while the democrats are chewing anacid tablets. i think it's been the largest problem or the biggest problem terry mcauliffe has faced because what's happened is that for the past four years democrats did extraordinary well in virginia when donald trump was the president, on twitter every day. and now the democrats are running everything they have the house, the senate, the presidency and still not enough is getting done and that is certainly not only drawing biden's numbers down but having a serious impact here in
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virginia >> and how much of a factor is school choice? >> glen youngkin has been making this argument that terry mcauliffe has sided with big government over parents and has made parents madder, a themeof his campaign what he's trying to do is to find some way of uniting the trump base with suburbites who voted for biden. >> what about the reported plan for former president trump to hold this telerally monday night? will that help or hurt youngkin? >> that's an open question in some ways the early vote in some of the rural areas are where youngkin should be very strong have been relatively light and that could help. but at the same time donald trump is not popular in virginia
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his message of draining the swamp in washington was seen almost as a direct assault on the most populous area of our state, the northern virginia suburbs right outside of d.c >> bob, thanks we really appreciate it. one of former president trump's fiercest republican critics in congress says he'll not seek re-election congressman adam kinzinger of illinois making the announcement today. he voted to impeach the former president after the deadly capitol riot in a video posted to twitter the congressman said he decided it was time to move on. >> in congress i've witnessed how division is heavily rooted there's little to no desire to bridge our differences, and unity is no longer a word we use. it's also become aware to me in order to the narrative i cannot focus on a re-election and a
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broader fight nationwide the supreme court set to hear arguments in two controversial cases next week. on monday the texas abortion law. the new law bans nearly all abortions in the state blocking them after about six weeks of pregnancy, and it allows private citizens to sue anybody who helps someone get the procedure. on wednesday a second amendment case the court will hear a challenge to a century old new york gun law. the law requires anybody wishing to carry a handgun in public to provide proper cause before they can get a license. both cases will have major implications for laws across the country. and as america expands its booster campaign and prepares to start vaccinating young kids, millions of people in poorer countries have yet to receive a first dose the world health organization now calling on g20 leaders to end the vaccine in equality. the agency reports wealthy nations have administrated roughly 133 doses for every 100
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people by comparison poorer nations have administered just four doses. meg, should we expect some catch-up now, or could this gap get even wider >> kelly, remember last year the world health organization and others created a facility called covax to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines but gao reported out this week it's fallen woefully short of its supply goals the report shows it's raised more money than it setout to but it hasn't been able to secure enough vaccine as of last month it was 1.7 billion short of its goal to deliver 2 billion by the end of the year manufacturing setbacks reduced output and some countries like india blocked exports amid their own covid surges even as calls mountd for more immediate delivery of doses themselves, there's been an increasing focus on the need to help administer them we spoke with jeremy who leads the ovid response at usaid
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>> in the next i would say three months or so as vaccine volumes continue to grow and vaccine availability grows, i think we're going to see that become the limiting factor in more and more countries >> it's hard to picture now but forecasts actually suggest vaccine supply will grow significantly over the coming months the world may soon find itself in a similar situation as the u.s. in the spring, a sudden switch from too little supply to too much to administer effectively. former biden advisor andy slavitt has even suggested deploying the troops from afghanistan to places like haiti and africa to help with vaccine administration he also helped manage the u.s.' ebola response in 2019 said countries need different things, some to help pay vaccinators, others logistic support and hesitancy is an issue, too but he says most helpful would be a steady supply of vaccines
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and he and others note it's not just being a good global citizen to help. vaccinating more people around the world would also reduce the risk of new variants that could prolong the pandemic >> thank you so much, our meg terrell tonight. more than 1,000 families are still separated after being setup at the southern u.s. border in 2017 and 2018. the new plan from the biden administration that could involve paying them millions of dollars. but how would it work, and who it eligible? plus the most used vehicle in the military is also the one that has crashed the most. now experts are pitching in an upgraded safety system they say could save lives sterious figure reminds her that she has the farmers home policy perk, guaranteed replacement cost. and that her home will be rebuilt, regardless of her limits or if the cost of materials has gone up. (woman) that's really something. (burke) get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks. wait, i didn't ruin the ending, did i? (woman) yeah, y-you did.
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a third nhl executive has no resigned over his involvement in the chicago blackhawk sexual assault scandal. stepping down as coach of the florida panthers he was then of seven blackhawks who officials learned in a then 2010 meeting heard a player accuse a coach of sexual
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assault. we now know that player was kyle beach. he was called up for the minors for the playoffs in 2010, but an investigation found none of the executives acted on his allegations for three weeks. the blackhawks general manager and senior vice president of hockey operations resigned on tuesday immediately after the investigation was published. the then president, executive vice president and mental skills coach had already left the team. and the last man standing from that 2010 meeting the jets gm who was the blackhawks assistant gm at that time, he met with the nhl commissioner today but the league said it found he was not responsible for the improper decisions made and won't be disciplined >> the families of victims from the surf side condo collapse in florida are calling for one more search of the rubble for human remains. mountains of debris have been sitting in a lot after search crews cleared the site months ago. miami-dade county officials are seeking permission from a judge
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to finally dispose of it all but families who received only partial remains of their loved ones are asking them to look through the rubble again a spokeswoman for the county tells "the washington post" they are considering it the kound e condo tower collapse in june killed 98 people and the biden administration may soon be paying millions of dollars to migrant families separated at the border. nbc news reporting its part of negotiations between the justice department and the families lawyers who they say were harmed by the trump administration policy a negotiations that former vice president pence today said, quote, was totally unacceptable. in 2017 and 2018 more than 5,600 children were separated from their parents. the white house estimates more than 1,000 families are still separated today. in a task force setup by the biden administration has renewitted just 52 of them nbc's jacob soboroff now on how much this program would workan how much money family would receive. >> at this stage there are more
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questions than answers, and sources question so many of those final details whether the program will work and how much money will be paid are yet to be determined this is an ongoing settlement negotiation between the u.s. government and lawyers representing those families who were separated over 5,600 of them by the trump administration in what remember physicians for human rights, a nobel laureate organization and non-profit deemed torture and met the u.n.'s definition as well as the american academy of pediatrics who called this government sanctioned child abuse at the time. when you hear from the former vice president today criticizing the potential settlement, you have to keep all of this in context. what we are hearing and sources have told nbc news is that the sum could be significant it could be hundreds of thousands of dollars each, which of course could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars if all of the families who were separated by this policy are included it's also important to note this is separate and distinct from the reunification effort that's under way and being led by the
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biden administration through that family separation reunification task force this is a civil case, a court case being brought against the u.s. government for damages that these families endured as they were separated oftentimes for many, many months. some still, 1,000 of those families remain separated to this day around 300 families have yet to be located by those searching for them right now and it's part of why all of this is still so challenging and a developing situation kelly? >> jacob soboroff tonight, thanks military humvies, they are the most common military vehicle. and according to a government report they're involved in more accidents than any other tactical vehicle as a result advocates are pushing for a new technology to protect service members inside here's nbc news investigative and consumer correspondent >> reporter: the impact is jarring. you're watching a crash simulation involving a military humvee 10,000 pounds of metal traveling at just 25 miles an hour rolling
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over twice after hitting a ramp, a sobering example of what can happen in combat and during routine training >> we knew it was bad, but nobody thought that west wasn't going to make it >> reporter: abby kubi is the widow of staff sergeant jeffrey kubie. he say on a training mission and he died after the humvee he was riding in rolled over. abby is now raising their three children the investigation into what caused the accident is still ongoing, but kubii pefs death is gnaw isolated. there were more than 3,700 tactical vehicle accidents from 2010 to 2019 in noncom bat situations, almost a third involved humvees at least 123 service members killed contributing to what congress calls a trend of nonwar
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related deaths in the military the report also found nearly 25% of the accidents involved a rollover military experts say the armor added to humvees makes them br prone to rollovers two years ago the army contracted a safety supplier nbc news was invited to the crash test demonstration for a look how additional safety measures could help service members survive. i'm here in indiana and joining me now is the lead engineer here we're looking at this humvee >> we're going to simulate a rollover and see how our technology can help a service member >> engineers install censors and rig the humvee with 30 cameras to capture inside and outside the vehicle. inside both test dummies are belted the passenger in the back wearing a standard seat belt and the driver is wearing the
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embrace technology, a four point system that deploys an air bag and pulls the driver down to create space between their head and the ceiling. >> launching vehicle in three, two, one >> traveling at 25 miles an hour the humvee hits a ramp designed to simulate what could happen in a real life rollover the humvee flips twice almost jumping the barricade. and on the inside, chaos watch as this rider wearing just a standard seat belt is thrown from side to side. in slow motion you can see the rider's head hit the ceiling with every roll. but not the driver the air bag and the four point seat belt protect the driver's head and neck. that was incredible insee in person what happened on the inside in. >> everything worked just as planned, and then the entire seat was pulled to the floor opening up survivalable space for the service member >> and that protects their head. >> that protects the head and
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neck from coming in contact with the roof >> in addition to their technology the army is exploring other safety solutions including better driver training and the use of simulators to build driver experience. but for families who have lost service members the changes are long overdue >> they never realized it was a problem, but now that i'm i guess you could say kind of living a nightmare that it is a problem. and it is frustrating. >> kelly, this has been a known problem since at least 2014 when a military report found blunt force trauma in humvee crashes to be especially fatal some have been equipped with anti-lock brakes and stability control systems by ricardo defense. but when it comes to the technology you just say they say installing the brace system will cost between 4,000 to $5,000 per humvee vehicle they say they support the research to make those humvee's
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safer. >> the cost is nothing for the improvements it could add. 274 days, 65 countries and one cruise ship. the plan by royal caribbean for a record breaking trip and a cross-country bond for a brother and sister this one is really going the distance the story from boyd cooper next. welcome to allstate. ( phone notification ) where you can pay a little less and enjoy the ride a little more. now, get new lower auto rates. you're in good hands with allstate. click or call for a lower rate today. >> tech: when you get a chip in your windshield... trust safelite. you're in good hands with allstate. this couple was headed to the farmers market... when they got a chip. they drove to safelite for a same-day repair. and with their insurance, it was no cost to them. >> woman: really? >> tech: that's service the way you need it.
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nine months at sea for fun royal caribbean announcing it's launching the world's longest
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ever cruise. it's months longer than any trip other cruise lines offer the company says the ship will launch from miami in two years, and it will travel around the world. cnbc's seema modi now with the details what's being dubbed the ultimate world cruise. >> reporter: do you ever just feel like getting away royal caribbean unveiling its most ambitious endeavor yet. a round trip nine. month cruise around the world visiting seven continents, 150 destinations including stops at the taj mushawl, mauchue peachue and the pyramids of giza cruising may not be for everyone especially one that starts $61,000 per person, but it's filling up fast. >> we opened the sale just over a week ago and 70% of the entire cruise is now booked i mean, unbelievable >> reporter: so who's booking a
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274-day cruise, retired baby boomers. >> from 2 to 92, so all the way through the ranges of age, but about 60% of our guests 60 years and older. >> reporter: but thought everyone is onboard. they've been on two cruises since the restart this summer, but they say the ultimate world cruise is a little too much. >> that's a long time to be away from your family and your pets and your doctors >> reporter: although they did say they would consider joining for half the voyage, now this launch of a new sailing comes at a time when the cruise lines are still trying to rebound from the pandemic with delta cases trending lower in the u.s., bookings have improved for the holiday season but most ships are not sailing at full capacity, at least not yet royal caribbean is aiming to have 100% of its fleet back at sea before the end of the year, which would put it ahead of its competitors. >> what 2-year-old maybe the parents are sending them away with the grandparents.
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>> parents plus a kid. >> thank you very much for the first time ever an american high school basketball player has signed a shoe deal with a global footwear company 17-year-old miky williams announcing today he signed a historic deal with puma. it comes after the supreme court removed a long time ban that prevented amateur athletes from making money off their name and image. williams is one of the most hilee rated players in the country. colleges already lining up to recruit him, but williams says he still doesn't know whether he'll play college hoops he and puma both declined to share the financial terms of the deal cross-country running, not an easy sprt, i can tell you it's hard enough to push yourself across the finish line but pushing someone else local reporting from nbc's carol levine and their reporter, boyd cooper >> reporter: to be uninitiated,
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a cross-country race can appear to be every man for himself. the uninitiated would do well to me for 14-year-old susan a ninth grader who leaves no one behind >> it helped me get even closer to my brother. >> reporter: jeffrey is susan's older brother by a year. and these are their parents. >> when jeffrey was 22 months old he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest that caused him to go 20 minutes without adequate oxygen to his brain >> reporter: from that point on susan's dedication to her brother hasn't wavered >> we just kind of always had that special, close bond >> reporter: a bond only strengthened as they click off the kilometers >> we were trying to fig your out a sport or after school
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activity he could participate in with me. >> reporter: susan took a cue from her parents, both runners who included jeffrey in their races. >> he loves running. >> reporter: but susan on grass pushing more than her own body weight through a seasons worth of races and practices >> this is really unprecedented. >> reporter: with the coach. >> i was worried, we were all worried. >> reporter: everyone worried but susan. >> let's go susan! >> hearing everyone screaming and cheering gives me a very big adrenaline rush. >> come on you got it >> reporter: recognizing the mental and physical strain, susan's mom suggested maybe run alone. >> she looked at me as if i'd grown two heads. she was like this is not an option >> reporter: this says, susan, is a team. >> come on, jeffrey, let's go. >> sometimes i'll look down because i'm going up a hill and i'll see him smiling mentally, i just push away the pain come on, jeffrey
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where are you? and focus on him enjoying it there you go >> look at the dedication she has to her brother that's cool. >> you're almost there let's go >> reporter: then at the end of every race one final act of love when susan gives jeffrey the privilege of finishing ahead of her. >> nice easy run >> reporter: a dad joke. >> he did excellent. >> reporter: a little brother's affirmation. >> you guys were so close to your fastest time. yeah >> puts everything in perspective, doesn't it? >> in 14th place >> reporter: faster runners will take home medals, susan and jeffrey will take home a gold bond >> i don't think susan wants to run up another hill right now. >> reporter: for the news, i'm boyd hooper, west salem,
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wisconsin. 50 seconds left, everybody, on a race to the finish tonight. the fda authorizing pfizer's covid vaccine for emergency use in kids ages 5 to 11 it's now the cdc's turn to weigh in the armorer in charge of prop guns on the "rust" movie set breaking her silence in a statement from her lawyer hannah reid claims she has no idea how a live round got into alec baldwin's gun and blames the management for unsafe condition on the set and president biden prepares for a summit with two world leaders this weekend i'm kelly evans in for shepherd smith. follow us on instagram and twitter at the news on cnbc and listen on apple, spotify our your favorite platform happy halloween, everybody, and stay dry the history she writes in her clear blue skies. the legends she births on hometown fields.
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