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states in breach of his constitutional responsibilities has asked a foreign government to help him in his political campaign. >> it is the single greatest witch hunt in american history, probably in history. but in american history. >> right now at 11:00, breaking news. facing a political crisis. president trump lashes out at congressional democrats who have launched an impeachment inquiry over his call with the president of ukraine. we're digging through the new notes as we await a brand-new meeting between the two world leaders. and hot weather lingers across the bay area with high mg
and planned shutoffs by pg&e now underway. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. a red flag warning is in effect hmid the some north bay residents feeling the impact. controlled power outages are underway and include some 1400 customers. >> we have liv coverage. bay area's kari hall is tracking the current conditions but first bob redell is live with the power outage impact. >> reporter: here is sonoma county pg&e has turned off electricity for roughly 700 customers including the convenience store behind me in calistoga off 128. power has been out for several hours. since around 4:30 this morning. the manager of the store expects the outage will cost the store about a thousand dollars and if this outage goes on for longer he'll have to throw out a lot of his produ including drinks, ice
cream, frozen food and that sort. he's also missing out onf pple . we watched a number of people try to activate thenuz without needs gas for his generator. >> there is no gas. the power is out. >> since last night it ha been out. >> do you know why? >> they're preparing -- they don't want to start a fire again. >> you got it. what do you think about it? >> i think it is right. a couple of years ago, last year, i'm not sure -- it was pretty devastating. sad. we don't want it happening again. >> and do you understand why pg&e is doing this? >> yes. >> what are your thoughts on them doing it? >> i guess it's okay. there is a lot of fires here in calistoga and -- i don't want strhet at the rancho del calistoga
neighborhood the manager let residents know there is a cooling center open at the fair grounds because everyone who lives here is 55 and without power and air-conditioning. they are much more susceptible to the higher temperatures and that is where we found ann on that bench there. she took note the high winds that triggered today's pg&e power outage failed to materialize. >> if it was windy and hot, then i could understand. t really know. >> do you think they're being overly cautious. >> i think they are being way overly cautious and it is kind of at our expense. >> earlier they were bringing in generators to -- this is from safari west which pg&e had to cut pouter -- to cut power and they were prepared with generators to continue to be up
and running. if there are any additional outages, we'll keep you posted. and right now an early morning fire in vallejo is contained. the fire burned about 10 acres on mare island and this is new video from sky ranger. that started shortly before 3:00 this morning. no evacuations were issued and no one was hurt. this starts when someone tried to use a saw to cut down two power poles. i want to check in can kari because wind conditions and the heat and high fire danger, is it lifted now? >> it is still of hours but we're starting to see the weather conditions improving. here is a live look outside from lake berriesthe -- the hilltops and this is what pg&e looks for any wildfire starting to gett and i know people are out there in the valleys and not feeling these winds but i just checked all of the wind speeds and in
the healdsburg hills we have wind speeds up to 53-mile-per-hour right now. mt. st. helena wind speeds at 43. hawkeye at 33 miles per hour. and mt. diablo, winds now at 29-mile-per-hour and atlas peak north of napa with wind gusts at about 21 miles per hour. so it is gusting higher up. but we're just not feeling it a little bit lower in the lower elevations. and as we go through the rest of the day, we're still going to have some breezy winds. but the conditions will improve as we go into the afternoon. and we're going to see those winds coming down to about 10 to 15 miles per hour for the rest of the day. so our fire threat will betill going to have the high heat, very low humidity. our inland temperatures into the triple-digits, up toth mid-80s and a few low 90s. so i'll continue to monitor this and other updates in a few
minutes. >> thanks, kari. we're all following breaking news on capitol hill where the impeachment proceedings against president trump are underway. >> and last few hours the white house releasing the official notes from that phone call between president trump and the ukrainian president. kris sanchez is joining us live with the latest. >> what w released as you said is not a transcript but the five pages of official notes from that 30-minute phone call between trump and the ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky. according to the memo, the president asked for a favor to find out why an investigation into joe biden's son ties to ukrainian gas company ended. president trump suggests zelensky discuss the details with the attorney general and with rudy giuliani who was the president's personal attorney. speaking at the united nations this morning the president said those notes clarify everything and although is clear. >> the letter revealing the c-- the sides differ on exactly what
of myself and other people that raid -- that read it. there was a friendy letter. there was no pressure. you had that built up the call from hell and it turned out to be a nothing call. >> president zelensky raises the question of defensive aid and within minutes the president of united states is asking him to investigate joe biden. i don't know how much clearer i that phone call to the president of ukraine if he wants a good relationship with the president of the united states, he better start investigating vice president biden. >> also here is how the impeachment process works. we don't always know because it is been a very long time since we've seen one. first the house committee decides whether or not to recommend impeachment. then the full house votes whether to move forward from that point. finally the senate does hold a trial with the chief justice john roberts presiding. each side gets to make the case and then a two-thirds senate vote is required to remove the president from office. president trump is scheduled to meet face-to-face with the
ukrainian president at the uned next five to 15 minutes. >> kris, thank you. now nbc news will have a special report once those leaders meet. we are standing by for that. as soon as we found out about that breaking news, is he sent out a push alert on our app. be sure to download and it is free and great way to keep up on what is going on. amid the vaping epidemic, the ceo of juul labs is stepping down. so far nine people have died. the company behind marlboro, the new ceo is known for his work with regulators. juul is also suspending all advertising immediately. that is broadcast, print and digital. in a statement the new ceo, said, quote, i have long believed in a future where adult smokers overwhelmingly choose alternative prodicts like juul and that future is at risk due to unacceptable levels of usage
and in ad that jewel must strive to work with regulators and poli policymaker and we don't know how they will convince the overturn of the vaping ban. they have spent $3 million on this effort. in san francisco, climate change are protesters are taking to the street and you could see people blocking signs near the brazilian consulate on montgomery street. that group is calling for leaders to step in and protect the amazon rain forest. hundreds of recent wildfires are destroying it. today's rally is part of global climate strike action week. police in the east bay arrested a man who attacked another man with a machete at about 7:00 this morning near west macarthur and broadway. we're still working to learn what led up to this and the victim's condition. however police did tweet out
that the community is safe. happening today, a 21-year-old man who police say fired a gun last week on the san jose state campus is expected to appear in court. joseph vince faced attempted murder, place say last thursday he fired multiple rounds on east san fernando street. the bullets did hit the mlk library and a parking structure. he was arrested a few days later after releasing surveillance images. in antioch, a church went up in flames around 1:30 this morning at the antioch christian serntd. the chapel is okay. firefighters say it all started as a mall grass fire then spread to the church grounds. noe latest streets. the city council approved the resential streetsark or any roads with bike lanes. vehicles will be restikted to
industrial and commercial roads. points say it will hurt those without homes living in rvs. just in, unions representing kaiser permanenty workers have reached a four-year deal with the company to avert a possible strike. the new deal covers 85,000 health care employees and includes pay increases over the next four years. it also sets up a multimillion-dollar work development fund. if ratified it will go effect on tuesday. voters voted to hit the picture lines for october 14th but the threat of a strike is now withdrawn. now to a follow up. union city still struggling to function after a cyber attack shut down all city computer networking systems. started over the weekend when a virus infected the computers and phone systems. the city shut down systems to stop the virus from spreading. but as of yesterday, people still couldn't do basic day-to-day things like get building permits or pay fines. the police department has been affected as well. but the city said the emergency
dispatch system is still operating normally. santa clara county is launching a new 911 emergency texting service.icia say while calling is still preferred, the must method will allowirst responders to reach people in situations where it is not possible. >> the idea behind being messag there won't be back and forth conversation between the texter and the dispatcher but they will get the basic details that they need in order to start the necessary response. >> san jose police dispatchers conducted a soft launch of the texting system earlier this year. >> inspiring change. next near on midday, the action santa clara county leaders are taking to support sexual aassault victims. the candidate leading an all new california poll. >> and then later archie meets the arch bishop. a first glimpse of the royal baby and his parents as they
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welcome back. right now we're staying on top of breaking news. president trump set to meet with the president of ukraine any minute. we're awaiting an nbc special report. this comes as democrats are now taking the first steps toward opening an impeachment inquiry against mr. trump over his phone calls to ukrainian president. whistle-blower reported that the president to the ukraine over joe biden's son. we're looking at the destruction left behind after a powerful earthquake strikes pakistan. at least 22 people are dead. more than 700 injured. the magnitude quake sawed homes to collapse. when it hit yesterday it sent many running for lives. this is a man -- narrowly
escaping injury as the building collapses directly behind him. >> he was okay. another parent sentenced in the college scandal. after pleading guilty to fraud, miguel almaguer reports. >> reporter: devon sloan was free to leave federal court but within weeks the 53-year-old father will report to prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges, sloan was given four months behind bars. the prosecutor saying for this defendant there was no second-guessing or e, it appear naturally. sloan admitted to buying his son water polo gear online and snapping photos of him in the family pool and hiring a graphic artist to make his son look like an athletic recruit, the sham part of a $250,000 bribe to get
his son into usc. there are no words to justify my actions. he will have 500 hours of community service and a fine. the wealthy executive now becomes the second parent to be sentenced in the college entrance cheating scandal. actress felicity huffman was give 14 days in prison in part because the judge said she paid the smallest bribe, >> lori, do you regret -- quickly admitted guilt. >> reporter: but dozens of parents like lori lachlin and her fashion designer husband who paid to get their daughters into usc are fighting charges and pleading not guilty and heading toward trial. legal experts say if convicted the actress could face years in prison. >> if felicity huffman did not get probation, none of them will. each sentence will get longer. >> reporter: this morning unfolding in federal court
already costing the rich or famous their freedom. miguel almaguer, nbc news. santa clara county leaders are taking new action this week to support sexual assault victims coinciding with the release of the michelle miller mem yoir. supervisors voting to create the office ofe to oversee services for victims of sexual assault and fund two rape crisis centers and it will help launch a pilot program for exams with victim services and law enforcement response. and now to the 2020 presidential race. this afternoon candidate julian castro is visiting the bay area. the former housing and urban development secretary will be in oakland. there he will meet with council member noel gallos who will give him a tour of the new transit village. castro will also visit the homeless encampment on hydeighto to a special report.
this is where president trump is meeting with the ukrainian president. let's take a listen. this is an nbc news special report. here's lester holt. >> we're coming on the air to bring you an extraordinary moment. a meeting under way with president trump and the president of ukraine. the same men whose phone conversation last july has now triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry. let's take you into that meeting. >> his reputation, very, very strong, looking into all sorts of corruption and some of the problems they've had over the years. i think it's one of the primary reasons got elected is the reputation. and it's an honor to be with you and we spoke a couple of times, as you probably remember and they'd like to hear every single word and we give them every single word. and they say, what about today? i think the press would like to say but we've got lots of
witnesses. but the country of, our country is doing phenomenally well. the best economy we've ever had. we have the best employment numbers we've ever had. we have now almost 160 million people working, which is more than we'vehad.ng very well in e respect and i have a feeling will do fantastically well. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. it's a great pleasure for me to be here and it's better to be on tv than by phone. i think.
thank you especially, mr. president, to usa, to your government, like i said, i know many people, many faces. it's like second family. we know each other. thank you for your support. especially now when we have yo we'll be winner stop the war and to get back our territories. thank you for your support in this case. thank you very much. >> thank you very much, mr. president. and if you remember, you lost crimea, not during the trump administration, but the other. >> you have a chance to help us. >> that's right. but that was during the obama administration that you lost crimea and i didn't think it was something you should have, but
that was done a long time ago and i think it was handled poorly, but it's just one of those things. one of the elements that we discussed is the united states helps ukraine but i think the other countries should help ukraine much more than they're do germany, france, the european union. they really should help you a lot more and i think maybe together, we'll work on that. they have to feel a little bit guilty about it because they're not doing what they should be doing. you're very important to the european union, very important strategically and i think they should spend a lot more in helping ukraine and they know that also and they actually tell me that, but they don't seem to produce. so i'm sure you'll talk to them and i'll certainly be talking to them. >> thank you very much, mr. president. and, you know, now we need, i want to tell you that, we don't need help, we need support, real
support. thanks to all the european countries which help us. but we also want to have more, more, but i understand. so only together, america and eu, only together we can stop the war. and, you know, we already, we just want to tell them, remember, we are the biggest country in europe but we want to be the richest one. >> you have great people in ukraine and very talented people. manufacturing. in terms of some of the things they do. and we'll be doing, we're doing trading already, but we should be doing a lot more trading with ukraine but very talented people. they make great things. at the top of the line, really. so that's very important. and the other thing, i've heard you actually have over the last
fairly short period of time, you've really made some progress with russia. i hear a lot of progress has been made and just keep it going. it would be nice to end that whole disaster. >> i want to tell you, before that relationship with russia. i want to know that now we have the new team. the new parliament. the new government. >> right. >> so now about 74 laws, new laws which help for new reforms, land reform. concessions. that general security, and we launched the secretary.
and corruption court. as we came, we launched the anti-corruption court. it began to work on the fifth of september. it was five days, we had the new government. so we already, we want to show tos.we just come and if >> right. >> we have many. >> it's tougptio in ukraine. because that will really make you great personally and be so tremendous for your nation in terms of what you want to do and where you want to take it. thank you very much. >> thank you very much, mr. president. >> investigate about joe biden and hunter biden? >> i think you read everything. so i think you read the texts.
i'm sorry, but i don't want to be involved to democratic open elections of usa. we had, i think, things. so i think you read it. >> in other words, there was no pressure. and you know, by the way, there was no pressure. all you have to do is see it what went on the call, but you know that. you could ask the question, and i appreciate the answer. >> vice president zelensky to do more on joe biden? >> no, i want him to do whatever he kchcan. this wasn't his fault. in terms of corruption because the corruption is massive.
when biden's son walks away from ukraine with millions of dollars, that's corruption. when biden's son walks out of china with $1.5 million in a fund, and is biggest funds in t world can't get money out of china and there for one quicket. i think it's a horrible thing but i'm going far beyond that. i know the president, i've read a lot about ukraine, a lot about a lot ofcompanies. he wants to stop corruption. he was elected, i think, number one on the basis of stopping corruption which unfortunately, plagued ukraine. and if he could do that, he's doing really, the whole world a big favor and i think he's going to be successful. >> on rudy giuliani, why do you think it's important for your personal attorney to get involved. >> you'll have to ask rudy. and he's looking where the phony
witch hunt started, where it started, the russian witch hunt that turned out to be 2.5 years of phony nonsense and rudy giuliani is a great lawyer. he was a great mayor. highly respected. i watched the passion he's had on television over the last few days. i think it's incredible the way he's done it did this russia witch hunt that you real really helped perpetrate, why did it it was all it was a media hoax and a democrat hoax. where didt start and rudy's got every right to find out where that started and other people looking at it too. where did it start? the enablers, where did it come from? it was out of thin air and i think he's got a very strong right to do it. good lawyer, knows exactly what he's doing and it's very important. >> do you believe the emails with hillary clinton, they're in ukraine? >> i think they could be. the 30,000 shedeleted?
i think they could. boy, that was a nice question. i like that question. because frankly, i think that one of the great crimes committed is hillary clinton deleting 33,000 emails after congress sends her a subpoena. think of that. you can't even do that in a civil case. you can't get rid of evidence like that. she deleted 33,000