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on its bills for the first time in its history. here's treasury secretary jack lew. >> for people to say we want to know the last hour to act. what would it mean if this country if we're not able to pay millions of people social security on time? what would it mean if we weren't able to pay hospitals through medicare and medicaid? it's just not responsible. it's reckless and irresponsible to say we would bring all of that down if we don't get our way. >> house speaker john boehner said he cease no way out of the shutdown until president obama is willing to engage in negotiations. >> i do not want the united states to default on its debt but i'm not going to raise the dead limit -- it would be irresponsible for me to do this. >> boyner said there would not
be enough passes to fund the government. the white house agrees. president secretary jay carney tweeting, quote, if you lied, why not prove it. wondering why boehner is so afraid to call the vote. "the washington post" reporting the numbers are there to class a clean c.r. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington. tracie, good morning, what is the holdup. >> reporter: the big question is if there are enough votes. the house republican leadership insists that the votes that you heard simply are not there. not only "the washington post" but our own nbc analysis shows that the votes are likely there. 22 of moderate republicans who said yes i will vote for a clean budget, a c.r., as they call it here in washington, to get this process moving and to get rid of
the government shutdown. that would give the 217 votes to pass it. that's why you're seeing pressure on john boehner to call for that vote. the problem he's got, the conservatives in his party who say they control a third of the votes in this country, represent a third of the votes in this country and absolute will will not back down with dealing with health care. they want to see it go away. >> tracie, nice to see you. now to more charges and new details on that high speed motorcycle chase in new york city. 34-year-old reginald chance is the fourth person facing charges. prosecutors say he played a key role in the suv driver's beating. they say he's the one shown here smashing the window with the helmet. police are also looking for two more persons of interest in the chase.
one off-dutyunder cover cop witnessed the speeding. police sources say he was so under cover he didn't want to step in. internal affairs is investigating why it took him four days to come forward. but this morning, we're also learning more about a good samaritan who did step in. >> i stood my ground, i kept saying, let it go guys, that's it. let it go, you know? and they started to leave. a brazen raid in libya to till about ending in the capture of a top al qaeda leader, officials say that leader is anas al libi. the pentagon confirmed his capture saturday. he's in a secured location outside of libya. al libi is also an alleged conspirator in the bombings that killed 220 people. on the days after 9/11, he was in the first named place of fbi wanted terrorists.
over the years, al libi was reported killed, captured or living in iran but the u.s. has known he's back in his native libya for two years. secretary of state john kerry said al libi was a, quote, illegal and appropriate target. what started as a peaceful day marking a national holiday turned to mayhem as supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi poured into the streets and turned on each other. hundreds were injured, most in cairo where security forces rieged for hours. tragedy at a monster truck show in mexico this weekend. an out-of-control truck plowed into a crowd of spectators on saturday, killing eight people, including at least three children. 79 others were injured. the driver is being held on suspicion of manslaughter. some witnesses said he appeared
to have hit his head inside the truck as he drove over the cars. the local governor said alcohol was detected on his breath. in southern china a typhoon has battered the coast with massive waves. the storm which made landfall only hours ago prompted the chinese government to evacuate. 700,000 people from coastal areas. this is china's 20th storm of the season and comes on the heels of a storm that killed 25 people. and now for a look at weather state side, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> we lucked out. obviously, we could get big storms but karen proved to be a big dud. it never materialized out there so that was fantastic. >> so what's left of karen is heading actually for the tampa area this morning. just a remnant low we call this. you'll see showers and
thunderstorms and it's going to drench the west coast today. be prepared for that. the heavy snow brought to wyoming and south dakota, a pretty strong front ahead of it. we will be watching strong storms this afternoon maybe even isolated tornadoes. the area in yellow, including burlington, vermont, albany new york, down the hudson valley, philly and d.c., a very populated corridor. we'll see strong storms and that's going to mean significant airport delays late today on the east coast. all the bad weather is on the eastern seaboard. middle of the country, you're perfect. rockies you're perfect. if you're at the airport, pack your patience. that's a look at the national forecast. here's a look of the weather outside your window. i thought i'd never use that pack your patience but it's monday, i'm weak. as far as the storms this afternoon, not too bad, they'll
be in and out. but when they do go through, seat shelter. so the build of the country is looking beautiful today. it will arrive on the east coast later this week. >> if you're headed to the airport -- >> don't say it. don't do it. >> pack your patience. diversity at general motors. a 9-year-old stowaway in plain sight. plus, puppy power to the nth degree. this you've got to see to appreciate.
apparently one little boy really wanted to get out of minnesota this weekend. officials at minneapolis st. paul international airport say a 9-year-old boy was able to sneak through security and board a flight headed to las vegas. it wasn't until the plane arrived in nevada that the boy was discovered and put into protective custody. victims of the boston marathon bombing learned how to run again using prosthetic legs at a harvard medical clinic. and dogs of all sizes, jumped, weaved and sprinted their way through the purina pro plan dog challenge. some dogs in the water, while others did flips. talented. no progress in washington over the debt limit pushing stocks down along with oil while gold rises with posturing drags on. gas prices have dropped 14 cents over the past two weeks according to the lundberg
survey. the average price is $338. st. louis at lowest at $3.01. even diesel is down. sam club's is waiving their annual fee for is mail tear. the maker of black hawk helicopters was planning to furrow 2,000 workers because of the shutdown but those plans were canceled after the pentagon decided to recall all 350,000 furloughed defense workers. >> springfield air bar tend auro auro aurora kephart when a customer left her a winning tip of $17,500. score. and that patron actually wishes to remain anonymous.
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the top five according to fbi crime statistics compiled by 24/7 wall street are, number five, south carolina, new mexico, alaska, and number 2, nevada. and the number 1 dangerous state for crimes per capita is tennessee due to high number of murders, robberies and aggravated assaults. time for sports and my good friend richard lui. welcome back. >> good to be back. big day in football. no sleep for the two of us. if you're watching who's the greatest in the land, veronica, i take it it's houston and san francisco. when it comes to interceptions, it's texas quarterback matt schaub who sets it on his first drive. four interceptions. three interceptions in just that game. 43-3 in that win. the cowboys for new an old west shoot-out. the cowboys tony romo with his
first ever 500-plus passing game. like this beauty in the third, peyton manning, he ain't no slouch. he's got a running touchdown for the tie after this one. and then, here we go, two minutes left in the game. romo bounchs. broncos intercept it. almost 100 points there. tom brady's 52-game streak with a paszing t.d. is that is no longer. the bengals quarterback denying defense breaks the patriots undefeated record 13-6. and to an eight-decade robbery, the new york giants and philadelphia eagles. celebrating, an early score with a double back flip. the eagles take it 36-21. blocked field goal converted into a touchdown there by indy. colts, 34-28. oh, yeah, let's talk about baseball and the playoff pitcher, the dodgers called the catch symbolic.
they rapped the braves. you a dodgers fan i didn't know you lived in l.a.? >> uh-huh. >> in indy, an accident, dario franchitti's car completely airborne after being hit in the final lap. amazing. this goes to the safety what we talk about here in indy. the three-indy 500 winner said to be awake and alert. over to golf, to the president of the united states cup. and takes it all. bouncing off the water. 49 yards to the green there in the end. and there they go. tiger woods girl lindsey vonn and lefty's wife there playing bumper cars on the wet grass. the big golf fan is this woman, though, yeah, there she is. what is she wearing, payment yotic colors.
red thong, heart shaped american flag, printed pasties. >> the bigger question, richard, what was she doing? >> well, i lot of people watching. >> announcer: "early today sports" is brought to you by just for men autostop, gray is over. >> summer is still around, i guess. you can do that a little bit. >> thanks, richard. just ahead, big weekend for george and sandra. plus, miley, for "saturday night live" next.
all right. let's time out these thunderstorms that are going to roll through the northeast today. they're starting this morning in ohio, sweeping into areas of pennsylvania for pittsburgh. washington, d.c., it looks like the worst of it for you, right around 1:00 or 2:00, the strongest storms go through. in the north, philadelphia, we're going to time it out at 5:00. northern new jersey, same for you. about 6:00 or so is when it should sweep through areas of hartford and new york city. and then weaken by the time they get to boston. notice tomorrow morning and tuesday we're totally fine. again, strong storms in the northeast they'll move in and out in a hurry. >> what if you're headed to the airport, pack that patience. >> yeah. "gravity" had the biggest october opening in history. bringing in $55.5 million. "cloud with a chance of
meatballs 2 wi$2 with 21.five million. runner runner averaged it out. carson daly got engaged to his longtime girlfriend. and congratulations in order for halle berry and olivier martinez who gave birth saturday. hulk hogan through miley kier russ' wrecking balance. miley hosted on "snl" with heir pierdy of her hit "we can't stop." ♪ ♪ government shut that down ♪ can you stop >> i think that was john boehner and michele bachmann.
ron burgundy is at it again teaming up with dodge to prove that horsepower may be a bit better than your average horse. >> dodge has 360 horsepower. on my left is one horse with one horsepower. this thing is literally 360 dimes more powerful than you. >> he's definitely what you would say pack your patience. >> the marketing on this is genius. hopefully, the movie will deliver. >> and i can't wait. and you? >> i'll wait four to see it before i waste my time. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today." we hope it is just your first stop of the day on nbc.
good morning. i'm richard jordan in for aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. part of the beltway is shut down because of an accident. danella is here with your first 4 traffic. here is what's happening if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway, as you make your way to i-95, you'll find a five-vehicle crash. lanes are blocked. right now drivers are forced off onto i-95 heading northbound. the good news to work around this, first, it's still light volumes early in the morning but, second, when you take the exit ramp for i-95, you can loop around, use the park and ride, and then continue back to the inner loop of the beltway. again, if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway, you'll be forced off at i-95 as you travel in prince george's county because of an accident involving five vehicles.
back over to you both. >> thank you, danella. a live look outside now at 4:27. some clouds in the sky. >> a dry start but that's not going to last for long. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein now for the first forecast. good morning. it is mild and muggy. we've got a bit of a blustery southwesterly breeze greeting dar showing one little shower here around virginia tide water. the main area of rain will be affecting us today just near roanoke, virginia, and coming into west virginia. that should be arriving here by late morning and perhaps around noontime. temperatures are mild. look at this, in the low to mid-70s much of the region this morning. 60s, shenandoah valley, near 70 in the mountains. and for bus stops this morning, you'll need short sleeves but also an umbrella. likely rain this morning. we'll have a look at that in detail in a couple of minutes, eun. tom, thank you. a maintenance worker at medstar
died from a freon leak. the hospital says melvin lewis was called to fix an air conditioner in the east building. he was overcome by fumes when he went into the me kchanical room. he was taken to the emergency room where he died. he worked it at the hospital for 15 years. some patients were briefly evacuated, but they are now back in their rooms. this morning metro's red line is expected to reopen following a deadly welding accident. a large piece of track hit and killed a contractor. two metro employees were injured in a tunnel near union station. the three men were replacinging parts of the rail as part of the weekend track work on the red line. investigators say there was a small fire and a loud noise when the rail fell. 41-year-old harold ingram from richmond died. metro says one employee was treated and released from the hospital. right now investigators are digging through surveillance video to find out if street racing played a role in a violent crash in brandywine,
maryland. 11 people were injured. check out the scene on route 301. state troopers say a car traveling north crossed the median and hit a pickup head-on. it cause add chain reaction that involved as many as six cars. two people were flown to the hospital. at least four children were hurt. we spoke to two men who walked away from the crash. >> they were going at a good rate of speed. >> if there's a drag racing issue or problem in this area, they need to -- that needs to be addressed. >> the road was shut down more than six hours. troopers will look at security video from businesses along 301 to see exactly how the crash happened. 4:29 now. a group pushing for the red skibs to change their name will bring their fight to the district and put it on display for all of the league's owners. members of the owe my da indian nation will greet the team owners as they meet at the ritz-carlton in georgetown. the group is spearheading a change the mascot name.
eleanor holmes norton is slated to attend. dan snyder says he will never change the name. now to the race for governor of virginia. both candidates will be in our area today. terry mcauliffe will stop in video ienna to talk about the impact. the democrat will speak at landmark technology at 2:30 this afternoon. tonight attorney general ken cuccinelli is attending a private fund-raiser in great falls. that starts at 5:30. time to check the forecast. we've had some summerlike weather but that's going to change. >> it's been really warm but we're due for a change. it is october after all. to tom kierein right now. it got to near 90 over the weekend each afternoon. now this morning holding in the warmth that's in the 70s and storm team 4 radar showing a shower here. right now the lower part near the mouth of the bay. there's a bigger area, a broader area of rain, downpours near roanoke. they stretch up into wf