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so how is california involved in this big summit? our political analyst, larry gerston break it is down for us. plus, the supreme court takes on texas's abortion law. which way the court is leaning, and what it means to the future of roe v. wade. and more than 2,000 flights canceled. the fallout from the staffing issue and weather-related problems for american airlines. the news at 5:30 starts right now. good evening, and thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm janelle wang. president biden is among world leaders at the climate conference and showing america is back in the game. he spoke today, declaring the summit must work now to avoid future suffering. >> this is the decade that will
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determine the answer. this decade. the science is clear. we only have a brief window left before us to raise our ambitions and to raise to meet the task. >> protesters from a british fighting group were not impressed but were creative. they made elaborate heads of president biden and boris johnson. they want might action, not more quote, hot air. >> for so many years, global warming was an issue that had to be dealt with down the road. now down the road appears to be here. this is an immediate issue. boris johnson called it a doomsday device strapped to humanity. larry, we have a climate meeting almost every year. why is this one so different? >> it's not. that's exactly the problem. it's not different. i went back and looked at the paris accord language used by
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president obama. it's as if the same speechwriter wrote biden's and obama's speech. these folks may have mimicked the right words, but these countries are not putting it together. if you look at what's going on this time around, russia's not there, the sixth largest producer, saudi arabia, not there, the second-worst emitter and china not there, the worst polluter. how are we going to get all these pieces. it's going to be difficult for anything conducive to come out of this. >> what can come out of this? what's the silver lining? >> what can come out of it is what could have come out of it a year ago, five years ago, ten years ago. you know, the countries have to decide that they're really going to work on it. 2015 they decided they would put together a fund, for the rich
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countries to give to the poor countries the and the fund has fairly been funded 20% of it. so the talk has been cheap by all sides, and to be frank, including the united states, but the proof is in the pudding, and it just hasn't happened. whether this is the time, we sure hope so, because we're running out of time. >> president biden you said had mimicked a lot of what president obama had several years ago. what stood out specifically? >> it stood out with he's got a great plan for the united states. he's going to go ahead and cut back emissions tremendously, he wants to do that. he's going to try to work with other countries, but at the same time, his own congress, his own democratic party still can't manage to pass a plan, the build back better plan that has $555 billion, one third of that plan, for climate control. so they're putting their best
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foot forward all of these sides, but so far the feet aren't marching. >> larry, let's get local. governor newsom pulled out of the summit due to family reasons. the lieutenant governor was there instead. she is leading a 22-member delegation from california. what's our role, specifically california. >> there's the silver lining, raj. california fans out as an example of a state dealing with this. in 2006 they decided to roll back our emissions to 1990 areas by 2020. they beat that. and a lot of countries can learn from the things we're doing. cap and trade, other elements of policy that are working very hard to reduce green gas yes
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emissions. hopefully we'll be able to teach these folks a lesson. >> it's a slow push, all of this is. let's move on. president biden apologizing for something president trump did, and why he's taking responsibility for deforestation. that's coming up on nightly news with lester holt at 6:30. amid protests outside, the u.s. supreme court heard two challenges to texas' new restrictive abortion law. they revolve on whether the law can remain in effect, but they won't resolve the issue of the constitutional right to an abortion. as alice barr explains, that could come in a separate case in early december. >> hey, hey, ho, ho! >> reporter: high drama as u.s. supreme court justices take up two challenges to a texas law that has stopped nearly all abortions in the state.
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the law effectively bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they're pregnant. >> a six-week ban on abortion is unconstitutional and having a devastating effect. >> reporter: because the supreme court has long held state officials cannot ban abortion that early, the texas legislation handed enforcement over to individuals meaning anyone can sue abortion providers or anyone who helps. >> this bill does something that hasn't been done before which is to recognize that life is protected when the heartbeat is first detected. >> reporter: texas is urge being the supreme court to rule it cannot be sued because none of its officials enforce the law, but the u.s. justice department and texas abortion providers want the high court to block texas judges and clerks from taking cases brought under the law. the biden administration says texas should not be allowed to nullify the constitutional right to abortion.
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and attorneys for the plaintiffs argue it could be used as a road map. >> free speech rights could be targeted. >> reporter: whatever the court decides could be a key indicator for upcoming cases that may determine the future of reproductive rights in this country. in months, the supreme court will hear a case that more directly addresses whether abortion should remain a constitutional right from mississippi. senator joe manchin called a news conference today, and it was bad news for democrats and president biden's agenda. he accused his colleagues of playing politics by delaying a vote on the infrastructure bill or as he put it holding it
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hostage. he said he won't support the social spending bill favored by progressives until he knows exactly what it's in it. >> while i've worked hard to find a path to compromise, it's obvious compromise is not good enough for a lot of my colleagues in congress. it's all or nothing, and their position doesn't seem to change unless we agree to everything. enough is enough. >> his remarks come after the house failed to vote on the infrastructure bill. representative jie yeah pal believes there will be a vote in the next few days. major turnout for early voting in the virginia governor's race. terry mcauliffe is running against glenn youngkin. mcauliffe started with a lead, but youngkin has caught up with
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some polls having him one point ahead of mcauliffe. analysts say this could be indicative of next year's midterm election. american airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights. they say staffing shortages and weather in dallas caused the problem. carriers are now trying to increase staffing, but in the meantime, life is being affected. >> never got any notification. woke up at 3:00 in the morning this morning. so yeah, it's really frustrating. >> american airlines is in the process of bringing back 1800 flight attendants over the next month. >> an upcoming spacex launch delayed again. not the weather but a medical issue. nasa planned to send astronauts on wednesday.
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but a crew member deals with a medical issue. nasa did not provide specifics but said it's not an emergency and does not involve covid. the earliest they'll be able to go up now is saturday. it was originally scheduled for yesterday. tonight on nbc nightly news, lester holt on the road across america. he's going to take us to a city basking in its status as a boomtown even during the pandemic. austin's housing markets are some of the hottest in the country. families are rushing to relocate here. elon musk is one of them e lester holt wanted to find out why austin so attractive right now. he visited a neighborhood where almost everyone on the block is a newcomer, including a couple from the bay area. >> this was purely a lifestyle choice for you to come here? >> lifestyle but more about spending quality time with family. i mean, yeah. we wanted to get ahead financially. we wanted to, you know, cut our
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mortgage in half, actually more than in half. but really our kids. play in the back yard. >> well, being a popular city has its disadvantages, too. on nightly news, lester holt shares some consequences of austin's massive growth at 6:30. up next, refusing to comply. thousands of new york city workers facing a vaccine mandate that took effect today. so what happens now? plus, it's a challenging task, but seating a jury in the trial of kyle rittenhouse. an update on the fate of the man who shot three people during a night of social justice protests in wisconsin. and i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri, tracking that rainfall and more rain chances ahead. i've got my brand-new update in about ten minutes.
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and killed two protesters last summer in kenosha. the judge says the men who were shot cannot be referred to as victims by prosecutors a warning, this story contains disturbing images. >> we're here to select a jury today, and it's a criminal case. >> a case that's captured the attention of the nation. the defendant, kyle rittenhouse, was 17 last summer when, armed when an assault rifle, he traveled from his home in illinois to kenosha, wisconsin where he shot and killed two men and wounded a third. one of those shootings captured on cell phone video that will be a centerpiece in a trial. evidence that he claims he feared for his life when he pulled the trigger. >> we have the case on tape. >> reporter: rittenhouse responding to pleas from a local militia group to help protect the city during protests and
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unrest during a controversial police shooting left jacob blake. blake's family says they'll now be watching this trial closely. >> we want to see the gloves come off from the government, from the judge, and the prosecutors to do their job. and get justice. >> reporter: once the jury is in place, the trial is expected to last about two weeks. jay gray, nbc news. today the covid death toll hit a new milestone. coronavirus has now killed more than 5 million people across the world, according to data from nbc news and johns hopkins university. health experts fear the true death toll, though, may be much higher. the united states has recorded the most deaths of any county with nearly 750,000 people dying of covid.
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it's possible children 5-11 years old could be eligible for the vaccine by early next week. the cdc director has to sign off on the plan. new york city left high and dry after a firefighter sick out. thousands of firefighters in new york city called out sick today in an apparent protest of a vaccine mandate that took effect today. the commissioner says firehouses remain open, but 18 of the 350 units are out of service and many are understaffed. the president of the uniform firefighters association of greater new york says it has yet to be seen if fire service is impacted. >> you know, we're here today because of a mandate that was put on the, you know, our members, but also on all new york city employee, given nine days to make a life-changing decision on their career or whether or not they can take a
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vaccine, and we're going to live with the aftermath of this right now. >> and 9,000 new york city municipal workers have been put on leave for failing to comply with the mandate. mayor de blasio says there have been no disruptions to city services. meantime, police in chicago are getting a reprieve. a judge has suspended a deadline that was supposed to take effect yesterday. he says the dispute over vaccinations should be handled by an arbitrator as a labor grievance. police unions had sought a restraining order, and union members protested last week. paid time off for vaccinations. the biden administration says companies with at least 100 workers will be required to give employees paid time off to get vaccinated against covid. and paid sick leave if they have side effects from those shots. the announcement comes ahead of pending vaccine mandate rules from osha. the white house is expected to
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earlier this morning is beginning to break up. so we're on the tail end of this, as we get a closer look here at storm ranger mobile doppler radar. spotty rainfall through the bay. and we'll put a track on this. we can continue to expect rainfall here over moraga, lafayette, walnut creek over the next 30-40 minutes. as we move into tomorrow's forecast, we'll see a change. that storm system is gone. we'll see high pressure nudge its way to the south. temperatures about ten degrees hotter. i think it will and nice break for us here if you are still feeling a little waterlogged. you could see widespread cloud cover at 7:00 a.m. once we get into the afternoon, at 2:00 p.m. you start to see
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sunshine return and eventually for the south bay as we roll through the rest of tomorrow afternoon. we're going to start it off on the chilly side. you can leave the umbrella at home. but make sure to have your jacket. 56 in the tri valley, peninsula at 55 and south bay at 57. more 50s over the east bay, san francisco and the north bay. we talked about that area of high pressure moving in from the south. temperatures going from the 50s to mid-60s today. we're back into the 70s tomorrow. 73 in morgan hill, 72 up to milpitas. inland valleys of the east bay, lots of low 70s from concord, livermore, 60s in oakland and hayward. peninsula, 66 in san mateo, 69 in palo alto. jacket weather all day long. north, napa, sonoma, santa rosa, all the north bay will remain in the 60s here. as we get you into the seven-day forecast we are going to see spotty showers once we hit
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thursday. originally, it looked like we could have seen maybe a stronger storm on thursday, but that's off the table for us now. dry this weekend, next week we could get a quarter to one inch. fort inland valleys, low 70s next few days. then the 60s do start to return. if this pans out for us next monday, one to two feet expected across this sierra. it could make a big dent, again, in the drought. it's still the trend, the pattern we need to see, and it's nice to wake up on a monday and have all that to look forward to. >> that's a good deal. and you said it right about halloween. the rain just held off. >> great timing. thanks jeff. >> thanks, jeff. up next, a new suit to enjoy his meta verse. we'll tell but mark zuckerberg's latest idea. or atopic dermatitis under control? hide my skin? not me.
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pretty good weekend for bay area sports teams.
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sharks, 49ers, they all got wins. >> 49ers fans are beaming ear to ear. let's bring in laura britt. >> i've got what to watch. the warriors are 5-1 on the season after a win over the thunder on saturday. they're back at the chase center on wednesday when the hornets come to town. we have coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m. in san jose, the sharks continue to deal with a covid outbreak on their team. six sharks players as of today are in the nhl's covid protocol as is the head coach. they're going to be back on the ice tomorrow against the sabres. our coverage picks back up thursday when they host the blues at s.a.p. center. tune in on thursday at 7:00 p.m. and the 49ers are coming off their first win since september
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19th after they beat the bears in chicago. the chatter about jimmy garoppalo has toned down some. raj, janelle, back to you. >> we've got to keep this winning streak going, all week. >> right to the super bowl? >> that would be great. okay, my twin for the evening, jessica aguirre, what's coming up tonight at 6:00 in >> homecoming dance. >> exactly, we're matching. students say enough is enough after a student wears a kkk costume on campus. >> highly disrespectful to all students, people of color, point blank, period. >> the action they're demanding from the principal. despite several people reporting this dangerous side snow san jose, police neff
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neffer showed up. we investigate the new fallout and who's now out of a job. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening, and thanks for being with us on this monday. >> not enough, anger boiled over at pittsburg high as students demanded more action be taken against a fellow classmate who wore a kkk outfit to school last week e the school isn't saying how he's being disciplined. but other students say they want him expelled. robert handa is at pittsburg high where the students are very clear on their demand. >> reporter: well, it's been a very emotional day here at pittsburg high school. there were protests both inside and outside the school, all saying the punishment does not fit the crime. the anger has


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