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hurricane matthew is bearing down on haiti with category-4 winds of 145 miles per hour. dropping heavy rain and the southeast u.s. braces for the intense storm. >> ahead of tonight's and hillary clinton going head to head over his taxes and trump taking heat over comments about veterans. >> julian assange speaks ow about thepede yeah and elections. >> an illness paralyzing kids. a word of caution for anyone who uses facebook, and leonardo goes south by south lawn. "early today" starts right now.
i'm francis rivera. >> i'm ayman mohyeldin. hurricane matthew at this hour pounding haiti with relentless rain and wind. matthew, the most powerful atlantic hurricane in nearly a decade grows in strength. the storm now packing 145-mile-per-hour winds as haitian officials and international authorities bracing for a potential humanitarian disaster. thousands of coastal res dnltsz homes. many still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake six years ago. now, with up to 40 inches of rain, they face flash flooding. >> at least three people have been killed in the storm, now as the storm moves north, the central bahamas and cuba are bracing for a major blow. the governors of florida and north carolina are taking zero chances, declaring a state of
>> right now, the projected path is a little off the coast. it can change in a moment's notice. when that happens, we're not going to have a lot of time to get ready. be prepared ahead of time. >> let's get an update with bill karins. >> good morning. the eye is now making landfall in haiti, and prayers for haiti is trending on social media for a good reason. this city about 70,000 res dependents live there, about a 10 mile storm surge, 140-mile-per-hour winds in the last hour. they're still in the eye. i can only imagine the destruction taking place in that portion of the country. cuba is on the eastern tip of landfall, likely a storm just likely weaker than this. 145-mile-per-hour storm, very impressive that it's kept its intensity for this long. then it weakens toward the bahamas and then the forecast goes near the southeast
impacts in north carolina. north carolina and south carolina, today is the day for preparation. they may start evacuations as early as tomorrow. >> bill, thank you very much. >> ahead of tonight's vice presidential debate, another financial cloud over the trump campaign. new york attorney general eric schneiderman has ordered the foundation to immediately seize seeking contributions. they said the charity lacked required new york satisfaction toee obtained by nbc warned that the charity shall be deemed a continuing fraud upon the people of new york unless it requires the requires paperwork in the next 15 days. the trump campaign responded. wile we remain very concerned about the political motives, the trump campaign will cooperate.
him as a hack in the past. >> the trump campaign got new criticism after trump implied vets with ptsd can't handle the war. he seemed to suggest they're not strauj. >> when you talk about the mental health problems when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of folks in this room have seen many times over and you're strong and you can handle it. >> speaking about newly tax records, he said he brilliantly used tax laws to his bftd. >> the unfairness of the tax laws is unbelievable. it's something that i have been talking about for a long time. you have heard me talking about it. despite being a very big beneficiary, i must admit. my understanding of the tax code gave me a big advantage over those who didn't have a clue, including many of my competitors who lost everything they had. never to be heard from again.
i'm here and i'm ready to turn things around for our country. >> now, hillary clinton has adopted the trump tax controversy as a large part of her campaign speech as she hammers away at the important electoral state of ohio. here she is talking about this and how donald trump reported a loss of nearly a billion dollars in 1995. >> in the debate, he said it was smart to yard, his campaign was bragging, it makes him a genius. here's my question. what kind of a genius loses a billion dollars in a single year? >> and hot off the presses, released an hour ago, the new nbc news/survey monkey poll has clinton ahead of trump six points. in the swing states, the latest poll shows clinton up five in
north carolina, although the latest bloomberg poll shows her up one, a statistical tie, while trump is up in ohio. clinton maintains a commanding advantage in colorado. >> hillary clinton has two campaign events in pennsylvania. bill clinton is in ohio. michelle obama travels to north carolina, and bernie sanders is in minnesota. meanwhile, elizabeth warren travels to las vegas. donald trump has one event in kaine are both in virginia for tonight's one and only vice presidential debate. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern on nbc. >> breaking news overnight. julian assange made a special appearance at wikileaks' tenth anniversary celebration. well, it turns out it wasn't quite the leak everyone expected, but he did promise this. that you can expect new documents every week for the
rected to the election will come out above november 8th. lucy has more. no big bombshells coming out of this. >> that's right. not the leak we were expecting. no leak revealed today. there were rumors of another possible data dump, and so many of us tuned in only to catch what was a long and rather rambling speech that touched on everything from the philosophy of voltaire to advertisements for a 40% discount of wikileaks will be publishing what he described as significant information before the end of the year, involving three governments and the u.s. elections. that speculation about a so-called october surprise largely coming from right-wing media as well as trump supporters including roger stone who tweeted earlier that the new revelations would destroy clinton's campaign, and documents released by wikileaks over the summer were quite damaging to the democrats.
campaign to undermine bernie sanders, but assange bristing at the notion he was trying to hurt clinton's campaign. he said there will be election related documents released before november 8th but did not release details. he also claimed to be misquoted in the past, saying he didn't go after clinton. he was asked if he had a personal affinity for donald trump, but he kind ofge humans. that's the gist of it. it looks like we're going to have to wait longer for the documents to be releeesced. >> going to make it another ten long weeks. thank you very much. >> overseas,tections between russia and the u.s. are escalating with the white house suspending diplomatic talks over syria. according to the syrian observatory for human rights, more than 1400 civilians have
aleppo two weeks ago. the u.s. blames russia for preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid. >> our main points were also clear. humanitarian access, the reestablishment of a cessation of hostilities. we felt that we came to the point with russia where we weren't reaching the same goals. >> and russia is firing back, moscow has withdrawn from an a both countries are to dispose of certain material used in nuclear weapons. >> there's a dangerous medical mystery baffling doctors and millions of children could be at risk. the centers for disease control and prevention said 50 confirmed cases of afm have been reported this year. that's nearly double the cases reported last year. in 2014, the polio-like illness paralyzed 120 children.
thoroughly is the best defense against the virus. >> new, pope francis has made a surprise visit to amatrice. kicking off the morning, the pope first visited a makeshift school and then met with survivors now living in tents. later today, he's expected to visit the so-called red zone, the town center closed off to the pub all for safety reasons. the vatican kept the trip a secret until the pope's arrival because he wanted to be alone and close to the op central italy claimed the lives of nearly 300 people and displaced thousands more. >> just ahead, facebook's nigh marketplace created to compete with craigslist and already used to sell animals, drugs, and adult serves. >> bill karins is back with your day ahead. >> we're watching of course what's going to happen with matthew. good day for preparations with clear weather in the southeast. thunderstorms, possibly a tornado in kansas, oklahoma, and
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and tim kaine just hours from now will battle it out in the one and only vice presidential debate and we have a live preview of what to expect. also, searching for a killer. a man found shot to death in henderson while behind the wheel just driving down the street. still to come this morning the phone call right after the trigger was pulled. also compare and contrast. everyone still talking about snl's epic return over the weekend. you know jeanie most is going to have fun with this one. >> dana: good morning.
away from election day. >> kim: as we take in a live look at our lovely city there. tons of sports books up and down the strip. i guess you can't place a friendly wager on the vice presidential debate tonight. >> dana: who determines who wins? >> kim: people have an opinion and that is what everyone goes wi the forecast with kelly curran in the weather center. >> kelly: wasn't yesterday amazing? i went home and opened up all the windows. loving it. it is a little bit chilly out there in some location this is morning. we're talking mid 50's outside right now so you are going to want a sweater this morning. 67 by 9:00 a.m. lots of sunshine for us today.