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and i carry that with me. [music playing] "mad the michigan school shooter, allegedly, is in jail. but now his parents are missing. i'm shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc the parents of the accused school shooter now charged with involuntary manslaughter themselves. >> these charges are intended to hold the individuals who contributed to this tragedy accountable. >> the disturbing warning signs prosecutors say the parents saw and failed to act. hiring stumbles in november, even before covid omicron. >> families are anxious about covid, about the cost of living.
>> now with the variant spreading, concerns of an economic slowdown ahead. alec baldwin describes the fatal shot, one he says he didn't fire. >> i let go of the hammer, bang, the gun goes off. >> so what did happen? we ask a top hollywood weapons expert arrests made after a string of smash-and-grab robberies but some already let go. the new backlash against california's no bail policy. a major labor crunch hits child care in america. stolen cash found inside a wall at a joel osteen church and arachnid smugglers caught in the act. >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith." good evening there is a manhunt under way right now in michigan. the sophomore charged with shooting up oxford high school north of detroit three days ago, he's locked up the manhunt is for his parents
the local sheriff, the fbi, the u.s. marshal service all involved the sheriff announced the parents went missing, just hours after a prosecutor said they'd be charged in that deadly shooting, four counts each of involuntary manslaughter they were supposed to show up in court this afternoon but they never did. their lawyers say they're not on the run but that they left town on tuesday after the shooting for their own safety the lawyer says they're on their way back to turn themselves in the cops do not buy that at all. this appears to be the first time that parents of a mass shooting suspect have been charged with manslaughter. a prosecutor in oakland county, michigan, laying out the cas against them today listen. >> it's your duty to make sure that you don't give access to this deadly weapon to somebody that you have reason to believe is going to harm someone it's impossible not to conclude that there was a reason to believe he was going to hurt
somebody. >> the prosecutor said the shooter's father, james gu crumbley, seen here, bought th gun his son used just four days before the shooting. the father and son were together when he bought it, according to somebody who worked at the gun store. that was black friday. on the same day or soon after the prosecutor says the suspect posted this photo of the gun with a caption reading "just got my new beauty today. also soon after that purchase, the suspect's mother, jennifer crumbley, posted on social media, "mom and son day, testing out his new christmas present. on monday, the day before the shooting, the prosecutor says a teacher saw the student at his desk looking at ammo on his phone. so the teenager reported him to school officials -- the teacher. the teacher reported the student to school officials. they say they called his mom and left a voice mail. they say they followed up with an e-mail but got no response. but she allegedly texted her son
after saying, "lol i'm not mad at you you have to learn not to get caught." the next day, tuesday, morning of the shooting, the prosecutor says a teacher found a note on the suspect's desk. >> a drawing of a semiautomatic handgun pointing at the words, quote, the thoughts won't stop help me, end quote in another section of the note was a drawing of a bullet with the following words above that bullet quote, blood everywhere, end quote. between the drawing of the gun and the bullet is a drawing of a person who appears to have been shot twice and bleeding. below that figure is a drawing of a laughing emoji. further down the drawing are the words, quote, my life is useless, end quote and to the right of that are the words, quote, the world is dead, end quote. >> "the world is dead. the prosecutor says the teacher took a photograph of that note and reported it to school officials. she says that's when those
officials brought the suspect's parents into school, the morning of the shooting. the school gave the parents 48 hours, they tell us, to find him counseling, but then they sent him back to class. the d.a. says the parents resisted the idea that they should pull him out of school. >> the notion that a parent could read those words and also know that their son had access to a deadly weapon that they gave him is unconscionable and i think it's criminal. it is criminal >> and she says they didn't mention that weapon. of course, police say he later came out of a bathroom at school and started firing, killed four of his classmates, injured six more plus a teacher. nbc's shaquille brewster is in oxford, michigan, tonight. >> reporter: shep, law enforcement say they have still not located the couple, even though their attorneys say they are on their way back to the state of michigan to turn themselves in. the sheriff earlier today
releasing a photo of the suv the parents are believed to be driving, asking the public to call 911 if they see it. the sheriff expressing frustration that his office was not given a heads up about the involuntary manslaughter charges, saying if he had known ahead of time, they would have dedicated resources to keep tabs on the parents meanwhile, today the prosecutor revealed the parents' actions in the moments after the shooting occurred 30 minutes after the shooting hit the news, prosecutors say the mother texted her son, quote, ethan, don't do it. minutes later, the father called 911 to report the gun that he purchased a week ago on black friday was missing the prosecutor was also pressed about the school's role in this shooting and was asked how it's possible that the administrators let the student return to the classroom. >> i'm not going to give you a political answer and i'm not going to cover for anybody and i'm just going to say what i think. and that is of course he shouldn't have gone back to that classroom. of course he shouldn't have.
>> reporter: now, no school officials have been charged in this shooting, though the district attorney's office says they are still investigating meanwhile, this is a community that is still grieving those four students who were lost in the shooting there's another prayer vigil occurring this evening shep. >> shaq, thank you let's turn to david henderson, civil rights attorney, cnbc contributor. man alive, first there's -- first there's the note then the lack of the mention of the gun. oakland county prosecutor karen mcdonald said today that gun ownership is a right and with that comes great responsibility. does it also come with legal responsibility if those charged didn't fire the gun? >> shep, in this case the answer is yes i've got to be honest with you, this is the first time i've seen charges quite like this. typically when you think of manslaughter, you think of an unintentional killing that's connected to criminal activity for example, someone drinks and drives and kills someone, you can get charged with manslaughter but in michigan law you can be
charged with manslaughter, it's called lawful act manslaughter when you didn't engage in criminal activity but your conduct was found to be grossly negligent, meaning you showed a lack of disregard, a reckless disregard for human life. >> but the prosecutor said michigan law is, as she put it woefully inadequate. is she overreaching? >> you know, shep, that's an open question. i think some would say yes but what you saw here and she was very honest about it she said, listen, in this situation, i think and she corrected herself and said this conduct is criminal. under the law she's allowed to do this. what it really reminds us is the reasons why prosecutors are either elected or politically appointed is because of prosecutorial discretion, which is what she's exercising here. >> they bought him the gun they showed pictures of the gun. at school he wrote the note. they knew about the note didn't say anything about the gun. what is there there criminally or does that just add to a list of things that make you go nuts?
>> shep, there's nothing there that's criminal. she's going to have to argue at trial that that shows gross negligence, i.e. a reckless disregard for human life that's going to be a difficult case to make but if you watch that press conference, she knows it's a difficult case to make and she's choosing to move forward anyway. >> and what about the school officials? they saw the note and the search for the ammo in class. they didn't call the cops and they sent the student back to class. what's their legal exposure? >> you know what, shep, she left that open. it wasn't clear because she didn't divulge everything she knows about this case and what her full intentions are. but based on what you just pointed out, if you look at the circumstances that led to the parents being charged, it's hard to imagine the world where at least some of these school officials don't face some level of prosecution but again, it's going to be very difficult to make these cases in court. >> david henderson, thank you. now, shaquille is on scene there in oxford. should this manhunt produce anything, we'll let you know or should there be other developments from this
incredibly awful school shooting, we'll bring that to you right away. mixed signals tonight about america's economic recovery amid covid. data shows hiring slowed and very sharply, even before researchers started identifying the omicron cases in the united states the labor department reports the u.s. added just 210,000 jobs last month less than half of what the economists had been expecting. it's also the smallest monthly jobs gain in nearly a year but other data appears to paint a more encouraging picture the unemployment rate dropped to 4.2% speaking at the white house today, president biden sort of glossed over the weak job numbers and instead emphasized how americans are finally returning to work. >> america is back to work and our jobs recovery is going very strong now it's time to build on the success we had this year on jobs, wages, creation of more small businesses and fixing
challenges in the economy. >> but covid omicron could create even more challenges. more states reporting the spread of the variant so far, researchers have identified cases of the new strain in at least 11 states, new jersey, missouri, utah, nebraska, maryland and pennsylvania all reported their first covid omicron infections today. the details are still pretty thin, but here's what we know right now. local officials say some of these patients, omicro patients, are vaccinated and others aren't. at least one got boosted others have yet to get the third dose some people tested positive after traveling abroad, but others got infected by members of their household, which sounds like local spread. states will likely identify more new cases ahead, according to health officials, but health experts agree it shouldn't cause alarm for anyone we have coverage from all angles tonight. cnbc's meg tirrell on what scientists are starting to learn about covid omicron. first senior economics
correspondent steve liesman. steve, there's other data that came out today that kind of seems at odds with the jobs report i heard you take a stand this morning you've never taken >> yeah. i usually go with one report but this one was so strange, there are two different surveys people need to know one showed an economy with a weak and faltering jobs market the other showed an economy with strong employment that was getting stronger and people coming back into the workforce and hundreds of thousands of unemployed finding jobs. so here's a really good graphic example. one survey showed 210,000 americans found jobs the other, 1.1 million got jobs. it's one of the biggest gaps between the two surveys ever how do you square it all how did i square it all? well, when economists look at everything going on in the economy, you have low claims for jobless benefits, surveys of americans showing they think jobs are easy to find and rising wages. so the general belief is that the stronger report is telling the right story this month. >> what about wage growth, is what people get paid still
rising >> it is, and it's rising pretty strongly it's up just under 5% year over year for the average worker. that's about 2 percentage points better than before the pandemic. trouble for now, those wage gains are not keeping pace with inflation, which is about a point higher than that, so people are still losing ground in their real or inflation adjusted earnings. >> this data was from the first half of november, way before we ever even heard of omicron what does that do to expectations for this month? >> well, so economists have no greater insight at this moment to the virulence of this strain than anyone else they listen to meg, just like all of us do they're combing through the data what they know is each wave of the virus so far has had less economic impact, so there's a definite effect, but we seem to get over it more quickly and get back to work more quickly. so unless this variant is substantially worse than delta, there could be some softness in
december but the recovery should continue. >> liesman, good weekend thank you. the news team coverage continues. meg tirrell. meg, as more omicron cases crop up really it seems like everywhere, new data and analysis about the variant is really trickling in pretty slowly but what are health experts learning here in the early going? >> yeah, shep, we are starting to hear more from researchers in south africa about some of the characteristics of this new variant as cases there are growing really quickly in a presentation today researchers pointed out that more younger people are getting hospitalized at the start of this omicron wave compared with the delta wave in may. now, the figures are particularly high for kids under 5. but the researchers noted typically their stays in the hospital have been short, two or three days, and very few have needed oxygen or intensive care. but they also note it's too early to make conclusions from this information, and they expect to learn more about
disease severity over the coming weeks. we're also expecting to learn more perhaps as soon as the end of next week about how well the vaccines hold up against omicron. dr. anthony fauci told reporters today he expects data from lab studies about how well antibodies neutralize omicron in a week or two and then data from the real world on how well the vaccines protect against the variant about a week after that. he said there's good reason to expect boosting the current vaccines will provide protection against omicron but vaccine makers are preparing new vaccines targeting the variant just in case biontech's ceo weighed in on the likelihood of those being needed today. >> i believe in principle we will at a certain time need a new vaccine against this new variant. the question is how urgent this needs to be available. >> he said in addition to learning the level of protection from the vaccines, the severity of disease caused by omicron is another really important factor that will play into those decisions. shep. >> meg tirrell, thank you. alec baldwin, emotional and defiant, speaking about the
shooting on the set of the movie "rust. now we're hearing his version of what happened when the fatal shot was fired, and his answer when asked, do you feel guilt? just days before police say he plowed a vehicle through a crowded christmas parade, darrell brooks was released from jail the district attorney now admitting who made the mistake and elon musk dumping billions in tesla stock. the reason he did it how many shares he's unloaded so far, and what's now happened to tesla's stock prices this is called momentum. and there's no off-season. just work that builds on itself over and over and over again... becuase the only way is through.
♪♪ ♪ and have yourself a merry little christmas now. ♪ celebrate the season together with a holiday gift from pandora jewelry. guilt? alec baldwin says he doesn't feel that and says he's no responsible for the death of the cinematographer halyna hutchins. the headlines from alec baldwin's interview with george
stephanopoulos that aired last night, six weeks after the deadly shooting on the set of the movie "rust. the gun that fired the bullet was in baldwin's hands, but baldwin says he didn't pull the trigger. >> you have this colt .45 and you just pulled -- >> the hammers far back as i could without clocking the actual -- >> and you're holding on to the hammer >> how about that, do you see that do you see that? she says yeah, that's good i let go of the hammer bang, the gun goes off. >> the movie's assistant director has also backed baldwin's claims so is what baldwin claiming even possible cnbc's perry russom spoke with a top hollywood armorer to find out. >> guns don't go off without their triggers being pulled. >> reporter: weapons expert thk steve wolf says the gun alec baldwin was holding is a single action revolver. >> if you pull the hammer back like this and press the trigger like this, the gun fires >> reporter: wolf says there is another way for the gun to be fired. >> and that is by pressing the trigger and then pulling the hammer back and releasing it that will also fire the gun.
that's consistent with what alec said last night. >> reporter: in his interview with abc news, baldwin says he was following halyna hutchins' directions on where to hold the gun. >> i'm holding the gun where she told me to hold it, which ended up being aimed right below her armpit is what i was told i don't know >> alec should say i'm not comfortable pointing the gun at you because that's a violation of gun safety. is there a position you could be in somewhere off camera where you're able to see the same sight? >> reporter: baldwin's account of not pulling the trigger is being backed by dave halls, the assistant director on set. his lawyer speaking with "good morning america. >> the entire time baldwin had his finger outside the trigger guard. >> most people aren't watching someone's finger the whole time. the only person who would watch someone's finger would be the armorer and she wasn't there. >> i want to make sure i don't come across like i'm the victim because we have two victims here >> reporter: baldwin crying at times. >> and i think to myself this little boy doesn't have a mother
anymore. >> reporter: rejecting any responsibility. >> but i know it's not me. honest to god, if i felt that i was responsible, i might have killed myself if i thought i was responsible. i don't say that lightly. >> reporter: no charges have been filed it's not clear why baldwin is telling his story now with this case still wide open legal analysts say it was a risk for him to talk on camera, but now he gets his story out there. shep. >> perry russom, thanks. days before police say he drove an suv into a christmas parade and killed six people in waukesha, wisconsin, darrell brooks was released from jail on a $1,000 bond. the district attorney says that was a mistake. he says a young and overworked district attorney, assistant d.a., mistakenly sought an inappropriately low bail for brooks after cops arrested him for allegedly running over the mother of his own child with his suv. the prosecutor apparently never
saw his risk assessment, which shows brooks was a very high risk for committing another crime. our nbc affiliate in milwaukee, tmj 4 news, dug deeper and found that same prosecutor handled 45 other felony domestic abuse cases in which bond was also set at $1,000. tmj 4 news reports some of those suspects ended up committing felonies after they got out. apple is warning at least 11 united states diplomats that their iphones were hacked in the last several months. the hackers reportedly used the spyware technology called pegasus. we've reported on that here. it can infect an apple device without tipping off the user hackers can use it to turn on cameras and microphones, record messages, texts, emails and calls. they reportedly targeted u.s. diplomats based in uganda. no one has claimed responsibility for this cyberattack, but cybersecurity watchdogs have previously pointed the finger at an israeli
spyware company called nso group. in the past, that company's clients allegedly used pegasus to hack journalists and activists in several different countries. in a statement an nso spokesperson wrote that the group will cooperate with any relevant government authority "and present the full information we will have." daycare. a lot of people have to have it. many parents who want to get back to work need it desperately. but right now the child care industry itself has a worker shortage centers in almost every state lack the staff they need some even turning away kids now. the domino effect across the labor market. and if somebody you know had mustang, texas on their christmas list, you may need to get them a gift card instead the billionaire who just bought the town
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according to the latest national survey from the national association for the education of young children four in five child care centers report experiencing a staff shortage as a result, about 45% of the programs are serving fewer children the reason, nearly 80% cite low wages as the main issue. they say workers and potential applicants are fleeing for higher paying jobs this is forcing the workers that remain to pick up the slack. here's cnbc's kate rogers. >> reporter: at teddy bear day care, the hiring crunch is real. the center has two locations in virginia and needs ten more workers to be fully staffed. and these days, the applicant pool is nonexistent. >> there isn't really a hiring situation. we are interviewing people that don't really qualify people are not applying. people are applying, but not showing up to interviews. >> reporter: in nearly every
state child care centers like y fewer childr duckett's are experiencing a staffing shortage with many serving fewer children as a result those limited hours keep parents and mothers in particular from returning to the workforce, exacerbating the ongoing labor shortage touching nearly every industry a main reason behind the lack of workers are wages, with some leaving the field for higher paying opportunities at big companies like amazon and starbucks, while others are opting to work in schools to fill the ongoing gap in education. >> i mean it's really hard work. it's very demanding. you know, think of yourself spending eight hours a day with ten 3-year-olds. and what kind of physicality that requires. and then there's the mental part of it. >> reporter: and for the workers who are left, burnout is a real concern. >> march 2022 will be two years that we have been doing this, and that's a long time to be kind of like under duress, and you're looking for like that moment to breathe. and i'm not sure that we've had
that moment in a long time. >> reporter: while child care centers have been helped over the last year by stimulus funding, much more is needed to bridge the divide between demand for care and availability of workers. build back better funding would make that possible with $400 billion in aid for university pre-k, child care centers and families that advocates say is desperately needed, shep. >> kate, thanks so much. cash and envelopes found inside the wall of a church, a megachurch, where joel osteen is pastor now police say there's a connection to a criminal case from 17 years ago. a massage table and artwork of alleged victims prosecutors take jurors inside the mansion of jeffrey epstein as the ghislaine maxwell trial ramps up. another smash-and-grab robbery in california. thieves in and out of a jewelry store in seconds now a handful of people arrested, and it could be one of the biggest takedowns in state
elon musk has now sold more than $10 billion worth of shares in the past month the money helping him offset upcoming tax obligations tesla stock is down 17% since musk's selling began. "elle" magazine going fur free the major fashion publisher pledging to ban promotion of animal fur in all of its titles. the publication says it's to support animal welfare and is a reflection of changing taste and mark cuban taking a page from johnny rose a "schitt's creek" reference watch that if you haven't. the billionaire dallas mavericks owner buying another property in texas. this time an entire town mustang, texas a 77-acre blip on i-45 between dallas and houston it's home to 23 or so people, an abandoned strip club and a resident alligator cuban says he bought the town because a friend needed to sell it we don't know what he paid, but it was reportedly on the market
for 2 mill on wall street, the dow down 60, s&p down 39, nasdaq down 296. and for the week, off 2.6%> i' i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of "the news. the hypersonic arms race of the future weapons that can fly almost 4,000 miles an hour. the secretary of the air force tells us we're in that race with china right now. a college student stabbed and killed near campus a man arrested what police are saying about the deadly attack. but first, the state of california cracking down on a growing crime wave. >> brazen smash-and-grab robberies by criminal flash mobs the latest victim, a mom and pop jewelry store in a san jose mall this is the aftermath. police say four people wearing masks got away with about 70
grand in jewelry in just 12 seconds. it happened more than two weeks ago -- or i should say it happened more than two weeks after a nearly identical theft at a mall just an hour's drive away in concord, california. there, nine masked suspect ransacked the display cases. now officials in california say enough is enough announcing today what they call one of the largest retail theft busts in california history. here's nbc's jake ward >> organized retail theft is illegal. let's be absolutely clear about that it is serious and there are, as we see today, serious consequences. >> reporter: california attorney general rob bonta announcing today the sentencing of five individuals who pled guilty to running a theft ring with more than $8 million in stolen goods. it's a move bonta hopes will serve as a warning to other thieves. >> the defendants in this case have been held to account for their crimes and i can assure you others will be as well.
>> reporter: this announcement comes as smash-and-grab break-ins are on the rise across california just yesterday thieves made off with more than $70,000 in goods from a san jose jewelry store. in los angeles police have made 14 arrests so far in these cases. however, none of the arrested are behind bars, in part due to changes made to the state's bail policies as a result of covid. l.a. mayor eric garcetti says these so-called zero bail policies need to be rethought as the state reopens. >> we have opened up a lot of the city because we're in a better place with covid. we should be able to also open up our jails and we should be able to have judges that put people behind those bars as well >> reporter: as to how these crimes are being orchestrated, l.a. police chief michael moore pointed to social media but did not name a specific platform >> phones today, social media, the network of people that text and stream just as you do, they have -- they organize themselves in that fashion. >> reporter: shep, tonight sources inside the california department of justice say that
this bust was of an extremely sophisticated warehouse operation, complete with an inventory team and a purpose-built website selling these goods to the highest bidders. shep. >> jake ward, thank you. he's accused of going on a stabbing spree in new york city, killing a columbia university student. now he's under arrest. police say they caught him last night right in central park. they say when they found him he was carrying a large kitchen knife and threatening somebody else law enforcement sources told our local station nbc 4 new york the first attack happened a little after midnight yesterday near morningside park, upper manhattan. police say a witness told them the suspect stabbed his friend and that he went to a hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening and less than 12 hours later that same suspect is accused of stabbing and killing a college student and injuring a tourist near the same area cops tell nbc 4 the suspect was out on parole in connection with a gang assault robbery
jurors in the sex trafficking trial of ghislaine maxwell getting an up-close look at where jeffrey epstein's sexual encounters with teenagers often began, according to prosecutors. the massage table. authorities had seized it from jeffrey epstein's palm beach, florida, ansion, and prosecutors brought it to the manhattan courtroom today. they say the massages were often just a ruse to get the girls to touch epstein. jurors also got a look inside epstein's mansion from a video of officials searching the state back in 2005 prosecutors say inside that house a large and sexually suggestive photograph of an underage girl. there it is hung in the foyer in the master bedroom, it's obviously blurred. prosecutors also say another photo showed an underage girl pulling down her underwear to show her behind. the judge also allowed into evidence school girl costumes that officials say they found in epstein's new york city home the prosecution said it was important for jurors to see just
how small the costumes are the trial is set to continue on monday a mostly white jury is now seated in kim potter's manslaughter trial she's the now ex-cop accused of shooting and killing daunte wright it happened in april during a traffic stop in the minneapolis suburb brooklyn center opening statements set for wednesday. potter says she accidentally pulled out her gun instead of her taser and did not mean to shoot wright here's a video of the shooting from the then officer potter's body cam >> i'll tase you i'll tase you! taser, taser, taser! i just shot him. >> here's a breakdown of the jury [ bleep ]. i just shot him. >> here's a breakdown of the jury nine of the jurors are white, two are asian, one black potter is facing first and second-degree manslaughter charges. under minnesota's sentencing
guidelines, the more serious charge calls for more than seven years in prison. prosecutors say they'll seek a longer sentence. hundreds of envelopes stuffed full of cash and checks. that's what a plumber says he found inside a wall as he removed a toilet in a church in texas last month and not just any church, a megachurch where the celebrity preacher joel osteen is at the pulpit it's unclear exactly how much money was in those envelopes, but cops tell our nbc affiliate in houston that the discovery is connected to a 7-year-old case where $600,000 reportedly vanished from the church's safe. local coverage now from nbc affiliate kprc in houston and their reporter rochelle turner. >> but, i mean, it was just like unbelievable, the things that he was telling us they found in the wall. >> reporter: george lindsay, co-host of the morning show for the morning bullpen at 100.3 the bull is talking about this
morning's segment. >> we've been talking about things that you found of value and we have been blown away. >> reporter: a caller who recently did some plumbing work at lakewood church dropped a bombshell. >> there was a loose toilet in the wall and we removed the tile they removed the tile. went to go remove the toilet i moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall. >> reporter: envelopes full of cash and checks. >> i went ahead and contacted the maintenance supervisor that was there, and i went ahead and turned it all in. >> reporter: lindsay couldn't believe it. >> so then he relayed to us that in 2014, there was a big story about money being stolen from lakewood church. >> reporter: in fact hpd is still investigating that 7-year-old case involving the disappearance of $600,000. it's unclear how much money the plumber discovered, but the case raises a lot of questions. >> don't you want to know what happened they stole the money but didn't get it out of the wall. >> reporter: in a statement lakewood church said "recently,
while repair work was being done at lakewood church, an undisclosed amount of cash and checks were found. they notified police and are assisting them with the investigation. for the news i'm rochelle turner hypersonic weapons, they travel faster than missile defense systems can stop them, and the u.s. and china are both racing to develop them so who do you think is winning cnbc's morgan brennan just talked with the secretary of the air force and she's live with us next an unscheduled maneuver up in space the close encounter that forced the international space station to swerve out of its orbit
♪ i'm watching it fall ♪ watch the full story at www.xfinity.com/sing2 congress has done its most basic job finally. it prevented an immediate government shutdown, at least for now. president biden signed a bill to keep the lights on through mid-february it comes just hours before funding was set to run out at midnight
>> running the government isn't a great achievement, it's a bare minimum of what we need to get done but in these times bipartisan cooperation is worth recognition. >> some republican senators had threatened to delay the government funding bill over president biden's vaccine mandates but the senate ended up passing it last night after our newscast the u.s. and china are locked in an arms race right now to develop the best and deadliest hypersonic weapons that from the head of the u.s. air force just today air force secretary frank kendall says beijing has been at it very aggressively, building and testing more and more of these next generation arms hypersonic weapons travel five times the speed of sound, almost 4,000 miles an hour. the reason they're so fearsome, they can easily penetrate missile defense systems and render them useless. in other words, if china has them and uses them, we can't stop them. cnbc's morgan brennan spoke with the air force secretary at the
reagan national defense forum. morgan, is the u.s. winning or losing this arms race? >> well, that is a key question. here at the biggest defense conference of the year, china is a key focus as this topic gets debated. when i spoke with secretary kendall just a short while ago he told me he returned to government service specifically because of china and for the secretary of the air force, it's a broader arms rac but unlike anything we have seen before >> we're not in a traditional arms race where we try to buy more than somebody else and they try to buy more than we are. we're in a race for quality. we're in a race for military superiority largely through technology and china has observed, going back to the gulf war 30 years ago, how we project power and what we rely upon to do that and they've been building systems that are increasingly capable over a long time now, trying to target those assets of the united states. >> and hypersonic missiles are a piece of that. >> china has been moving into
hypersonics fairly aggressively and they have been doing some testing and they've been moving toward fielding capability i regard that as an extension of what they were doing already it's the next step in trying to extend their capabilities. the u.s. needs to respond to that. >> and it's not just hypersonic capabilities either. other technologies are increasingly in focus including artificial intelligence, autonomy as the future of warfare will involve more software. but this pivot to next generation technologies does require new funding approved from congress with lawmakers passing that temporary spending measure, continuing resolution that keeps spending as is through february, that actually hinders the air force and the broader defense department from making those new investments and actually launching new programs. shep >> morgan, thank you deadly explosives are vanishing from military bases all across the country that's according to an investigation by the associated press into the military's failure to secure weapons. hundreds, possibly thousands of
grenades, hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives, land mines and rockets stolen from or lost by u.s. armed forces over the past decade. a.p. found troops would forge records to cover up the thefts and fail to report explosives as missing. the suspects exploiting a system with poor record keeping and even worse oversight but the consequences have been deadly in one accident, an artillery shell explode and killed an employee at a recycling yard in mississippi. associated press reporter kristin hall now, one of the authors of this investigation. kristin, thank you you write that explosives are more difficult for the military to keep track of than firearms why? >> that's true because unlike firearms, explosives don't have a unique serial number that helps with tracking and some explosives like c-4 can be cut up into smaller pieces, which makes it easier to conceal. and then, of course, you know,
the purpose of the explosives are to be used and expended whether in training or in the field. and so some -- we found in investigative records that some people with access to those explosives know how to forge documents or fake documents and say they were expended to cover up their theft >> your team previously reported that about 2,000 military firearms have also been lost or something like lost in that same time frame why is there not more accountability with military weapons in general >> well, we have been looking at this issue for several years when we first started seeing soldiers being arrested for stealing weapons and explosives. we tried to get information out of the services, and they weren't always willing to give that or even have that information readily available. you know, we filed dozens of records requests and looked at investigative files, hundreds of files, and talked to military experts. but one thing that kept coming up over and over again was poor record keeping was hampering
investigations oftentimes, investigators didn't know explosives were missing until they found those explosives where they shouldn't be, like that situation in mississippi, like another situation where high school kids stumbled upon explosives outside camp lejeune. >> in response to the reporting, congress reports it's now planning to require the military to give lawmakers detailed loss and theft reports every year from your reporting, is that a fix? >> well, i don't think legislation is enough here this is an internal problem within the military. as we said, record keeping is an issue. the issue of insiders that have access and know how to game the system so i think, overall, in general, more oversight needs to be held over these dangerous and restricted materials >> kristin hall from associated press, thank you ten weeks in, and the la palma volcano is still erupting.
look at this thing it's threatening more buildings on the island. scientists from around the world are there to take a look at the situation. they took this video incredible, isn't it it shows the lava pushing a large rock down the volcano. they say the activity is intense after about a 30-hour lull police there rescued a dog and brought him to a shelter this dog right here just one of hundreds of animals stranded all across that island back in october, volunteers built a makeshift shelter to take care of the stranded pets hundreds of people have been working to bring the pets to safety and back with their families. so are you looking for something? chances are you'll find it on amazon but have you ever noticed sometimes the app seems to know exactly what you need before you do turns out there's a method to this so we went behind the scenes to figure out how well amazon really knows our buying habits busted at the airport.
the second year in a row think of it. $1 of every $5 spent to amazon so what does that look like? about 138 million items ordered in one day but with supply chain complications, how is amazon going to keep up with all that demand with an inside look at the company's state-of-the-art facilities, here's tom costello. >> reporter: behind the scenes at amazon and a firsthand look at one of the most sophisticated networks of computers, robots, trucks, planes and software that anticipates what you'll order before you even click buy. 1600 orders every second. this is the busiest delivery station in all of on black friday lay lalone, 1,60 orders every second. this is the busiest delivery station in all of michigan during the peak holiday rush, 116,000 packages a day, and that means each delivery van will deliver about 250 packages but your order actually starts here at one of amazon's massive fulfillment centers.
justin walsh's job is to fill orders fast and he's got help. an army of 8,000 yellow robots carrying hundreds of unrelated items and programmed to roll into position with whatever justin needs at just the right moment. >> it's really mental. like in my mind i'm always learning where the bar codes are, what the items are. >> reporter: at this site alone, amazon stocks 20 million items, from cell phones to shampoo to snacks to baseballs. amazon actually predicts your next purchase using software that analyzes every order placed in your zip code, then stocks up for the next order >> we can make adjustments to our inventory across the entire network, making sure that we have a continuous supply of inventory ready to go so that we can fulfill our customers' orders in a timely fashion. >> reporter: from here, packages head to amazon's brand new air hub at the cincinnati airport. inside, even more mini robots
are in constant motion, barely missing each other as they rush from bar code to bar code. minutes later, all those packages get loaded into cargo containers and onto a waiting plane. amazon now has 110 planes in its global fleet your package's final stop, a delivery station near you with vans lined up early in the morning. each driver arranges their truck so that whatever is going to be delivered first is the first package to come off, so they load from front to back and then go the opposite direction as they deliver. >> so basically our routes are figured at the beginning of the night. so we know all the volume that's going to come in at midnight. >> reporter: once out the door, every turn on each route determined by amazon software to speed delivery around the clock. from the minute you click till the minute your package arrives. for the news, i'm tom costello. well, look at this a giant collection of spiders and insects seized at an airport
in colombia's capital of bogota. more than 200 tarantulas, nine spider eggs, 67 roaches. and a scorpion with seven of its babies all confiscated who does this? i mean, spider eggs and roaches? who wants these? well, colombian authorities say two german travelers were trying to bring them into europe illegally, claiming the bugs were for some, i don't know, some sort of academic thing. seems this isn't rare. wildlife trackers say they pay extra attention to colombia passengers because of how many species are there in colombia. officials say they have confiscated, get this, more than 11,000 species from smugglers so far this year. now the creepy crawler experts are trying to decide whether to free the critters or relocate them maybe at your house. the international space station performed a weird,
unscheduled maneuver today to avoid a collision with a bunch of space junk. the head of russian space agency says the space station's orbit briefly dropped about a thousand feet he says the debris was from a defunct u.s. vessel that launched into orbit back in 1994 concerns about space junk have been growing since last month when russia launched an anti-satellite missile test. iss astronauts had to seek emergency shelter in the spacex dragon capsule because of the debris they also had to postpone a space walk this week u.s. officials say the missile strike created a debris field that could pose dangers in space for years. who have you got, georgia or 'bama? two of the biggest powerhouses in all of college football are set to face off tomorrow in the s.e.c., it just means more, championship game. alabama hasn't been an underdog to any team anywhere for 92 games in a row, but this year things are different georgia's been crushing
everybody this season, both on offense and defense. 'bama, four overtimes at auburn and a loss to texas a&m. but the crimson tide has been georgia's kryptonite for more than a decade. how about them dogs, who haven't beaten 'bama in 14 years kirby smart and his top-ranked team are 6.5-point favorites this time around the last time alabama was that big of an underdog was 2008. 13 seasons ago 'bama wins, both teams are likely in the playoffs georgia wins, and mighty alabama is on the outside looking in ha ha. kickoff, 4:00 tomorrow afternoon eastern time or 3:00 s.e.c. time at mercedes-benz stadium in hotlanta. 60 seconds left on a race to the finish a manhunt under way for the parents of the michigan high school shooting suspect. they're facing involuntary
manslaughter charges, and police say they didn't show up for their arraignment this afternoon. the parents' lawyers insist they aren't missing at all and that they'll turn themselves in. starting on monday, all international travelers, all of them flying into the united states must show a negative covid test they also must take a test no more than one day before traveling. and a new jobs report this morning shows the u.s. economy added just 210,000 jobs last month, fewer than half of what economists had predicted and now you know the news of this friday, december the 3rd, 2021 i'm shepard smith. thanks for having us in. we thank you for your support and for trusting us for your news and information and we'll be back on monday. hope you will too. ♪♪ ♪ make the yule-tide gay. ♪ ♪♪
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