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is to write what you know." . pfizer finally gets the green light from the fda to start vaccinating kids this is the news on cnbc scores of top firefighters and first responders refusing to get the vaccine. the impact on critical services with deadline now passed the armorer breaks her silence after alec baldwin's fatal shooting who she is blaming
plus the growing calls to ban real guns from all film sets >> we have to stop playing russian roulette and 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 glenn youngkin ahead of democrat terry mcauliffe. can a last minute rally from president trump fuel or sink the race new doctor's orders for the queen. and nasa hitches a halloween ride with spacex live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. closed firehouses, massive piles of trash, fewer ambulances on the street, that is the
possibility new york city is bracing for as a result of the new vaccine mandate. most city workers had until 5:00 p.m. today to show proof of at least one dose or risk losing their jobs here is a look at vaccination rates among city agencies as of last night the police department, 79% fire department, including ems services, 69%. and the sanitation department at just 67% defiance against the mandate is running high first responders have been challenging the new rules both in court and in the streets. a crowd of firefighters gather to protest outside the mayor's home city workers don't have an option to test out but similar fights other mandates are also playing out in other cities including san francisco, los angeles and chicago. gabe guttierez is live outside a firehouse in manhattan with our top story ç■=9%
gabe >> reporter: hi there kelly, good evening unions have been looking forñ■ extension here and even suing the city earlier this week asking the judge to block this mandate, the judge denied that request and so as you mentioned, it has now gone into effect and bill de blasio is not backing down saying that the city will be safe. and the police commissioner says that the department is having to move resources around to try to make sure that staffing won't be impacted and that we'll be able to handle the staffing issues. but firefighters are warning that dozens of fire stations could close as a result. >> new york city will come to a crisis on monday morning response times will go through the roof when you close firehouses, you affect response times and you affect the time it takes to get people whatthey need and that is us to help save their lives
>> reporter: anger is bubbling over today we learned that six firefighters have been suspended 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 guttierez, thanks. the air force is facing down the pentagon's vaccine mandate as many as 12,000 troops could be punished and even dismissed from service tuesday is the deadline to show proof of at least one dose and while thousands are still unvaccinated, more than 90% of active duty airmen have received at least one dose. the "washington post" reports if troops don't comply with the rule, they could face charges in the military justice system and the situation could serve as a bellwether for other military branches to have their own upcoming vaccination deadlines
millions of school age kids could be eligible for a vaccine by next week the fda authorized shots for children 5 to 11 there are roughly 28 million kids in that age group now the cdc will weigh in. en an advisory panel will meet next week. and the white house says that parents can 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 about a quarter of parents with kids 5 to 11 say that they will get their child vaccinated right away. the armorer who was in charge of prop guns says she has no idea how live rounds wound up on the set in a statement hannah read
blames the film's management to making the whole protection unsafe reed's lawyer says that she fought for safety training and more time to prepare firearms for the movie, but that 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, end reed never witnessed anyone firing live rounds onset and he claims reed was hired for two different positions, which made it extremely difficult for her to focus on being the armorer the film's managers have denied receiving any official complaints about safety onset. and the deadly shooting has launched a movement to ban real guns and bullets from movie sets >> reporter: a classic western shoot-out, it is hard to manage a john wayne movie without the sound of gunfire but following the accidental
shooting death of halyna hutchins, some are calling for an industry overhaul >> this is not the first time that people have been shot or killed on a film set sometimes sword cuts are taken >> reporter: and a council member grows a joining number of lawmakers and even filmmakersñr■ calling for ammunition to be banned >> it really shouldn't be an option it is 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 100 years on screen. very safely. so this is an anomaly. >> reporter: a prop master, armorer and have not of the chapter 478, the union behind entertainment, says that the union sets strong standards and
protocols for handling weapons >> i think that hollywood can police itself. but i think that they have great protocols until they turn out 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 bond he says it is 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 hard duplicate. >> reporter: but the council member says movies are make believe anyway, why should the gun be real? >> i think that it is possible to do it without it. >> reporter: and that council member is in support of proposed statewide legislation and is calling for a similar ordinance to be adopted in the city. governor of new mexico is asking the movie industry to review safety standards or the state will come up with its own mandate. >> we know technology now exists
that didn't exist before >> reporter: and in some cases they say it is cheaper >> valerie, thanks the sheriff in albany county, new york is defending sex crime charges against governor cuomo >> we have a solid case. we have an overwhelming amount of evidence. we have a victim who has been cooperating fully. >> cuomo is facing a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching. he is accused of groping a woman under her shirt. the filing did not name his former aid brittany, but she did state her claim. and cuomo's spokesman blasted the sheriff saying that he and latisha james are playing new yorkers for fools. tom winter now for the latest. >> reporter: and typically the day after somebody faces a charge we spend time trying to figure out what the conduct was
and better understand what occurred this is entirely different today we're trying to figure out how we got here in the first place, specifically why was yesterday the district attorney was surprised that the former governor of the state of new york was chaercharged in a sex crimes-related case. today we got some clarity from it, they say they went to the city court to present the evidence that he says they gathered so far, the probable cause in this case and it was at that time that the city judge approved the criminal summons and put a date on the calendar 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 confer with the district attorney's office to even confer with the governor's attorneys to let them know what was coming up. speaking of the governor's attorneys, and his spokesperson, really went after the sheriff today. the sheriff defended his actions and responded to them. let's take a listen. >> this is my job. i'd rather they throw it at me and then revictimize the victims
over and over and over so i've been doing this a long time i've been called much worse. >> reporter: the next steps in this case are for the governor to show up in ch court on novem and 2:30 we'll have to see how the case progresses from here >> tom, thanks president biden is joining world leaders in rome ahead of the g-20 summit, their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic what is on the agenda and the country president biden has to smooth things over with. the rising threat of extreme weather set to be the topic of sunday's global climate summit which countries are seen as biggest defenders. plus malls in northern virginia on alert, what police are saying about a potential threat the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith, back in 60 seconds
tensions over with france. president biden meet being with french president emmanuel macron for the first time since the 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 valued partner extremely. >> the dust up is just one of several tests president biden is facing on this trip. correspondent kayla tausche now. >> reporter: kelly, a joint statement after that meeting between the u.s. and france focused on what the two nations have in common promoting democracy, fighting isis, and defending the indo-pacific but the president expressd dismay for the way the u.s. handled that sub marie deal with australia which in fact canceled a $66 billion frefrng contract
biden said he believed that france had been informed the white house didn't comment when asked whether the president still hat confidence in kurt karm campbell, the chief negotiator the united states has one more olive branch to extend and that is for moving tariffs on imported steel and aluminum put in place by former president trump. they want to dannounce that by monday >> and there is a lot of talk about how the talk between biden and the pope went. >> reporter: well, the two heads of state are friends they have a regular correspondence but today's meeting was just the second time a catholic president has had an audience with the poach. today's hour and 15 minute conversation covered poverty, climate change, covid-19 and current affairs. president biden has been at the center of debate as to whether pro-choice parishioners should be receiving communion
biden said they did notdiscuss abortion specifically, but the pope said that he should continue to receive commonian a i don't know and that he is a good catholic >> and how will he navigate the climate talks with no deal here at home? >> reporter: the framework the white house announced thursday includes about half a trillion dollars in tax credits for residential and commercial clean energy initiatives, electric vehicles and a few other line items. but the biggest green item change is a program rewarding utilities for lower emissions, that ended up getting cut out. and the white house says that global partners should focus on what the entire federal government is trying to achieve on climate but president biden position raised the stakes telling lawmakers to vote for the package because american prestige is on the line. and now biden will have to deal with the other side of that
proclamation >> kayla tausche, thanks and president biden is scheduled to travel to scotland sunday where world leaders are gathering for a major u.n. climate summit it is the 26th conference ofo et part parties, also called cop 26. here on what to expect is diana olick. >> reporter: this year alone, the world was walloped with historic floods, fires, and 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 have on cop 26, the first checkup on the paris agreement which sets a goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.
>> one of the really important try yyouiumphs that i expect tos the financial sector saying that we are part of the solution, we're not part of the problem. >> reporter: the primary goals of cop 26 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 nbcs, nationally determined contributions it includes phasing out coal, investing in renewable, switching to electric vehicles and reducing deforest tags to adapt to affected communities and natural habitats, have warning systems addrend upgrade more resilient systems and most critical, finance, mobilizing at least $100 billion per year from public and private sector institutions to secure
global net zero. significant announcements are expected from large financial institutions toward this goal.eg >> they are struggling because they don't have the ability to adapt. so i think that there is a responsibility of countries. >> reporter: as of now, 148 countries, that is 75% of paris agreement signatory, 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 found that mitigation measures put the planet on a path to 2.7 degrees celsius temperature rise by the end of the century, way more than the paris agreement goal.
and that current pledges will lead to a far smaller cut in greenhouse gas emissions than needed the u.n. secretary-general said less than one week before cop 26, we're still on track for a climate catastrophe. >> diana, thanks and we have a weather alert, another major storm barreling into the northeast and mid-atlantic tonight where 18 million people are under coastal flood alerts the remnants of the bomb cyclone that hit the pacific northwest earlier this week. the national weather service reports the storm may cause the worst flooding since 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 pushed water from the chesapeake bay into annapolis, maryland today the flood closing businesses and shutting down roads. same story in philadelphia where the nearby delaware river overflowed and spilled water
into the streets while some drivers wereable to make their way through, others weren't as lucky forecasters say heavy rain from the 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 wouldn't answer questions on the nature of the threat, but they said that they would be increasing patrol. >> it is just our responsibility to have a greater presence, to be more aware, and to ask the community to have their eyes and ears peeledfor suspicious activities >> the police chief says that they are working closely with federal law enforcement on the information received the new cryptocurrency based on a show. and the 600th person ever to fly
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conference the 95-year-old monarch is hoping to be back in action and able to attend the national service of remembrance in mid october. a drone getting a closer look inside the crater of the erupting voi ing st inhan 7,0 p. evacuated. the volcan more than 7,000 people have been evacuated. the volcano on la palma's land began erupting more than a month ago. and four astronauts are preparing to blast off a spacex falcon 9 rocket on sunday. if everything goes right, they will rendezvous wat the space station early monday morning and then they have three days to learn the reasonopes before swin spots. the company says the last thing
left to fix is the leaky toilet. here is cnbc's morgan brennan. >> reporter: at 2:21 easern, 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 and they will lift off on a previously flown falcon 9 rocket inside enendurance >> this will be a great mission. we're 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: this will mark the fourth human space flight. a public/private partnership in which elon muk's company and eventually in the future boeing will go into orbit but it is the fifth crewed mission by space sxpacex overal inspiration 4 last month no small feat for a company that began carrying people a mere 18 months ago ahead of launch, the crew which includes three rookie, conducted a countdown dress rehearsal and their spacecraft has gotten some upgrades as well after spacex discovered issues with, well, leaky toilets. crew 3 will spend just under a full day in orbit before rendezvousing with the space station and there they will join seven other astronauts already on board kelly. >> amazing but you can't outrun those plumbing issues. morgan, thank you. still ahead, back to back rgt as on some of the highest
profile cases of the term. the issues front and center for the supreme court. and it has been months since a search for human remains ended in surfside, florida so why are the families of victims now asking for one last look through the rubble. the virginia governor's race, one of the biggeston the ballot this election day, the latest polls, plus what it will tell us about the country's current political climate.
. amazon's electric relationship is topping on the money. amazon revealing that it holds a 20% stake in an electric vehicle maker, this is after it filed ipo perspective earlier this month showing new details about how close the two companies are. amazon previously ordered 100,000 vehicles by 2030 and plans to have 10,000 of them on the road as early as next year and a push from workers to unionize three starbucks stores in buffalo, new york the national labor relations board csiding with the workers, saying that the employees can hold union locelections in novee by mail-in ballot. and popular netflix series "squid game" inspiring its very own cryptocurrency with online tournament launching in november it was trading around 12 cents tuesday, but it hit a little
more than $9 today that is a surge of more than 75,000%. and on wall street, the dow adding 89 points, the s&p just 9 and the nasdaq up 50 i'm kelly evans in for shepard smith. it is half past the hour here is what is making the news on cnbc. nhl scandal fallout, a prominent coach resigns in the wake of the blackhawks sexual abuse allegations. fighting to advvaccinate th world, but do we have the man power to administer all the shots overseas and all eyes turn to virginia as republicans look to win back the governor's mansion. and the race is neck and neck just days before voters head to the polls. 49% of likely virginia voters say that they plan to vote for democrat terry mcauliffe according to a new poll.
48% favor republican glenn youngkin so that is well within the margin of error. call it a toss-up. former president trump is reportedly planning to hold a tele rally for youngkin on monday the night before the election joining us now, founding director of the center for public policy and also school of government and public affairs at virginia commonwealth university a lot of political analysts are calling this race a bellwether ahead of the midterms. is that how you see it >> i think it is really important for the country to take a look at what is 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's numbers have gone down as well and giving glenn youngkin is serious chance to win this race. >> so let's talk about voter enthusiasm which party has the momentum and maybe the edge right now >> well, it is hard to say precisely, but if you take a look at the olls, which are almost all even with the one exception of the fox poll last
night that had glenn youngkin up by eight, they are even polls. but the trend line over the last three or four weeks, the trend line has been toward youngkin. mcauliffe had a four or three point lead that is now down to two and one. so i think that the republicans are gaining confidence while the democrats are chewing antacid tablets. >> how much do you factor what is happening at a national level with the president and the uncertain fate of his spending and infrastructure bills >> i think it has been the most -- or the largest problem, the biggest problem that terry mcauliffe has faced. because what has happened is that for the past four year, democrats did extraordinarily well in virginia when donald trump was 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 very serious impact here in virginia. >> and how much of a factor is school choice and how much might that swing momentum one way or the other? >> glun enn youngkin is saying a mcauliffe sided with big government over parents. and that is a theme of his campaign what he's trying to do is to find some way of uniting the trump base with suburbanites who supported joe biden to get enough there to be able to win and if he is able to solve that puzzle or conundrum which no republican has been able to solve recently in states like virginia, that will be seen as a model. >> and what about the reported plan for former president trump to hold this tele rally monday night, will that help or hurt youngkin >> that is still in question in some ways th early vote in some of the rural areas where youngkin should be very strong has been relatively light and that could help.
but at the same time, donald trump is not popular in virginia, his message of draining the swamp in washingo 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 appreciate it. and a critic in congress says that he will not seek re-election. adam kinzinger made the announcement today he voted to impeach the former president and he is one of two house republicans on the january 6 committee. and in a video posted to twitter, congressman kin zzinger said he decided it was time to move on that about. >> division is heavily rooted. there is little to no desire to bridge our differences and unity is no longer a word that we use. in order to break the narrative, i can't focus on both a re-election to congress and a
broader fight nationwide >> congressman kinzinger did leave the door open to running again. he said this is just the beginning of his political future the supreme court is set to hear arguments in two controversial cases. on monday the texas abortion law. it bans nearly all abortions in the state blocking them after about six weeks of pregnancy and it allows private citizens to sue anybody who helped someone get the procedure. on wednesday, a second mendmen case, a challenge to a century old new york gun law that requires anybody wishes 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 world health organization now calling on g-20 leaders to end the vaccine inequality the agency reports wealthy
nations have had ministered roughly 133 doses for every 100 people by comparison, poorer nations have had ministered just four doses. meg terrill covers health and science for us should we expect catchup or could the gap get even wider >> reporter: yeah, so remember last year the world health organization and others created a facility called kovacovax to ensure quit onlyequitable vaccis but the report shows that the effort has raised more money than it set out to, but it hasn't been able to secure enough vaccines. as of last month, it was 1.7 billion doses short of its goal of delivering 2 billion by the end of the year. and wealthy nations have the supply, but there is reduced output and some countries like india blocked exports. but even as calls now is for more immediate delivery of doses, there is also increasing focus on the need to help
administer them. we spoke with the man who leads the covid response >> in the next three months or so, as vaccine volumes continue to grow and availability continues to improve, i think that we'll see that become the limiting factor in more and more countries. >> reporter: so it is hard to picture now, but forecasts actually suggest vaccine supply to covax will grow significantly. and the world may soon find itself in a similar situation as the u.s. in the spring a switch from too little supply to too much to administer effectively. and the suggestion is that even from afghanistan to places like haiti and africa will help with vaccine administration and he says country needs different things some to help pay vaccinators others, logistics support. and hesitancy is an issue too.
but he said most helpful is a steady supply of vaccines. and that it is not just being a global good citizen to help. it reduces the risk of new variants that could prolong the pandemic >> great point meg, thank you so much more than 1,000 families are still separated after being split up 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 is eligible plus the most used vehicle in the military is also the one that has crashed the most. experts are pitching an upgraded safety system that they say could save lives
a player accuse a coach of sexual assault we now know that that player was kyle beach he was called up from the minors for the playoffs in 2010 but an investigation found that none of the executives acted on his allegatons for three weeks quenneville met with the commissioner yesterday and blackhawks general manager and senior vice president of hockey operations resigned tuesday 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, who was the blackhawks assistant gm at that time, he met with the nhl commissioner today but the league said it found thathe wa not responsible for the improper decisions made and won't be disciplined. families of victims from the surfside condo collapse in florida are calling for one more z■ez
jakecob soboroff now with more >> reporter: at this stage there are more questions than answers. and sources caution that so many of those final details, whether how the program will work, or how much money will be paid, are yet to be determined this is an ongoing settlement negotiate between the u.s. government and lawyers representing those families who were separated over 5600 of them by the trump administration in what, remember, a nobel lawyeureate organization deemed proper and they call it government sanctioned child abuse at the time so when you hear from the former vice president today criticizin the potential settlement, you have to keep all of this in context. but what we are hearing an sources have told nbc news that 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 separate thed by this policy are
included and this is vat and distinction fromreunification effort under way by the biden administration this is a civil case a tort case being brought against the u.s. government for damages that these families endured as they were separated oftentimes for many months some still, 1,000 of those families, remain separated to this day around 300 have yet to be located, searching for them right now. and part of why all of this is so challenging and a developing situation. >> jacob, thanks military humvees are the most common military vehicle and according to a government report, they are involved in more accidents than any other tactical vehicle as a result advocates are pushing for new technology to protect service members inside here is our consumer correspondent vicky quinn. >> reporter: impact is jarring you are watching a crash
simulation 10,000 pounds of metal traveling at just 25 miles per hour, rolling 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 he wasn't going to make it >> reporter: abby is the widow of staff sergeant wesley cube. her husband was on a training mission and he died after the humvee he was riding in rolled over abby is now raising their three children >> i didn't actually get to be with him or say good-bye >> reporter: the investigation into whatcaused the accident i still ongoing. but his death is not isolated. according to the government accountability office, there were more than 3700 tactical vehicle accidents from 2010 to 2019 in noncombat situations almost a third involved humvees. at least 123 service members
were killed, contributing to what congress called a trend of nonwar-related deaths in the military the report also found that nearly 25%of the accidents involved a rollover. military experts say the armor added to humvees make them prone to rollovers two years ago the arm contracted a supplier to research and test safety solutions for the humvee. and nbc news was invited to the crash test demonstration for a look at how additional safety measures could help service members survive. and i'm here in indiana and joining me now is the lead engineer here. we're stafrninding in front of s specially equipped humvee. what do you expect to see? >> we'll simulate a real world scenario and see how our technology will help a service member in a crash. >> reporter: and engineers install sensors and rig the humvee with 30 cameras to capture every angle inside and outside the vehicle. inside the humvee, both test dummies are belted
the passenger in the back is wearing a standard see 2, 1 -- >> rep belt. a >> launching vehicle in three, two, one -- >> reporter: traveling at 25 miles per hour, the humvee hits a ramp designed to simulate what could happen in a real life rollover the humvee flips twice 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 four point seat belt protect the driver's head and neck that was in-credible to see. what happened on the inside? >> everything worked as planned. and then the entire seat was pulled to the floor, opening up
survivable space for the service member >> reporter: and that protects their head >> that protects the head and neck from coming in contact with the roof >> reporter: in addition to the technology, the army is exfloorexfloor i exploring other safety solutions to build driver experience but for families who have lost service members, the changes are long overdue >> haven't realized that it was a problem. but now i guess you could say i'm living a nightmare and it is a problem. and it is frustrating. >> reporter: 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 antilock and stability control systems. but when it comes to the technology you just saw, they say installing the brace system will cost between $4,000 to 50 5$,0 $5,000 vehicle
and the humvee maker says that she support the they support the research >> thank you so much, vicky. and 274 days, 65 countries, and one cruise ship. the plan by royal caribbean to hit the high seas for a record breaking trip. and the top country bond for a brother and sister this one is really going the distance the story, next.
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nine months at sea for fun royal caribbean announcing it is launching the world's longest ever cruise. it is 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 mody with the details on what is dubbed the ultimate world cruise. >> reporter: do you ever just feel like getting away royal caribbean unveiling its most ambitious endeavor yet, a nine month cruise around the world visiting seven continents, 150 destinations including stops at the taj mahal and pyramids of giza cruising may not be for everyone, especially one that starts at $61,000 per person, but the ship is filling up fast. >> we've been amazed at the response we opened the sail just over a week ago and 70% of the entire cruise is now booked
it is unbelievable >> reporter: so who is booking a 274 day cruise retired baby boomers >> from 2 to 92. so all theway through the ranges of age. but about 60% of our guests 60 years and older. >> reporter: but not everyone is on board julian has been on two crewses since the restart this summer. and they say the ultimate world x cruise is a little too much. >> that is a long time to be away from your family and pets >> reporter: although they said that they would consider joining for half the voyage. and this is coming at a time when the cruise lines are still trying to rebound from the pandemic, with delta cases trending lower, bookings have improved for the holiday season but most ships are not sailing at full capacity yet but 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 is -- maybe the parents are sending them away with the grandparents >> reporter: yeah, parents, kids >> 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 wh 17-year-old mikey williams signed a multiyear endorsement with puma, this is after the ban was removed. williams is one of the most highly rated players in the country. the 6''2" guard plays for vertical academy in charlotte, north carolina colleges already lining up to recruit him, but quilwilliams s he doesn't know whether he will play college hoops cross-country running not an easy sport, it is hard enough to push yourself across the finish line, but pushing someone else local reporting now from nbc's cara levin and their reporter boyd hooper.
>> reporter: to dothe uninitiaed a high school cross-country race can appear to be every man for position >> running great today >> reporter: uninitiated would do well to note this 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, jess and jordan. >> 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 have had that special close bond. >> reporter: a bond only strengthened as they click off
the kilometers >> we were trying to figure out a sport or after school activity that 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 season's worth of races and practices >> this is unprecedented >> reporter: and with the coach. >> we were all worried >> reporter: everyone worried but susan. >> hearing everyone screaming and cheering, it gives me a very big adrenalin rush >> reporter: recognizing the mental and physicalstrength. susan's mom suggested maybe run alone. >> she looked at me as if i had grown two heads. she is like this is not an option >> reporter: this says susan is a team >> sometimes i'll look down because i'm going up the hill and i'll see him smiling
mentally i just push away the pain come on, jeffrey and focus on him enjoying it here we go >> reporter: look at the dedication she has to her brother. cool and then at the end of every race, one final act of love. when susan gives jeffrey the privilege of finishing ahead of her. a dad joke and a brother's affirmation. >> so close to your fastest time yeah >> putting everything in perspective, doesn't it? >> reporter: faster runners will take home medals but 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, wisconsin. 50 seconds left, everybody, on the race to the finish tonight. the fda authorizing pfizer's covid vaccine for emergency use in kids ages 5 to 11, now the cdc's turn to weigh in the armorer in charge of prop guns on the movie set breaking her silence in a statement from her lawyer, hannah reed claims she has no idea how a live round got into alec baldwin's gun and she blames the management for unsafe conditions onset and president biden preparing for two high stakes summits with world leaders this weekend. now you know the news of this friday, october 29th, 2021 i'm kelly evan there s in for sd smith. listen to the news podcast on apple, spotify or your favorite platform happy halloween, everybody stay dry plus, earn up to 50 dollars extrabucks rewards each year just for filling.
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