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withdrawal as the taliban celebrates america's exit. thousands of afghan partners left behind, including a man who once was president taking aim at lake tahoe the criminal trial of elizabeth holmes, the woman once thought to be the next steve jobs, now facing decades in prison the "jeopardy!" executive producer and would have been host fired new dna technology to i.d. 9/11 victims and investigating a 76-year-old mystery, inside the bermuda triangle >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. two extreme weather disasters unfolding across america
tonight, crews in louisiana working to rescue people stranded by hurricane ida, and a massive wildfire in california sends tens of thousands of people near lake tahoe scrambling for safety. >> every acre can and will burn some day in this state be ready now. >> we'll be live in south lake tahoe in about ten minutes but first officials in louisiana and mississippi say four people have now died from hurricane ida, and that they expect that number to rise while a lack of water and power is creating a crisis of its own. in mississippi, cops say two people died when a 50-foot section of a highway collapsed, sending cars plupging into a m massive pit. they say three others are in critical condition tonight offi officials in will have confirmed two dead and say they believe a third man died after an alligator attacked him in the floodwaters. two days after the powerful
category 4 storm slammed into the gulf coast, more than 1 million customers are still in the dark officials in st. charles parish say west of new orleans are telling people now who live there to prepare to be without power for at least a month this drone video shows the only road to grand isle, which has been accessible only by air. the road buckling in places and covered in water we're also getting new noaa satellite imagery that shows just how bad the destruction is in some areas. here are the before and after images this is golden meadow, louisiana, on the highway that leads out to grand isle. the roof ripped off a shipyard building this is near lafitte, one of the hardest-hit areas. homes surrounded by water after flooding took over streets now, galliano, louisiana hurricane ida ripped through that town, destroying these
mobile homes with debris everywhere the message from the governor today, if you evacuated, do not come home. there is no water. there's no electricity, and making the crisis even worse, extreme temperatures with heat indexes soaring into the triple digits cnbc's valerie castro begins our coverage in bridge city in jefferson parish south of mississippi river. valerie, some say getting power back on will be a marathon, not a sprint. >> reporter: shep, the work really does seem endless we want to show you why it's so difficult to get the power back up and running take a look behind me. this is one of the transmission powers damaged during the storm along with eight vital transmission lines getting all of that infrastructure back up and running is vital to getting the state back on the grid drone video shows you the kind of work that power crews have ahead of them. entergy, the main power company in this part of the state, say
these systems typically have redundancy built in, but all of it was wiped out by ida. contract crews from mp put up new power lines in new orleans this was a large-scale effort that required state troopers to entirely shut down interstate 10 so crews could run power lines across the road by hand. cables were hoisted up on other side and attached to utility poles. this is just a small piece of what it will take and more manpower is on the way entergy says 22,000 workers from 22 states will eventually make their way here from kansas and missouri they left for new orleans today and say they're anxious to get started. >> it's game day for us. our folks are trained, highly skilled and motivated. they're ready to go. we love to help the other utilities. it's just the right thing to do. >> reporter: entergy is facing criticism from local lawmakers and the governor for delays in the repairs in restoring the power.
here is what governor edwards had to say. >> i'm not satisfied with 30 days the enterg people isn't satisfied with 30 days no unout there needing power is satisfied with that. we all want air conditioning because that's how we are up our lights and air conditioners. i'm worried about it, because that's how way run our hospitals, too, and our hospitals are full. >> reporter: city council member at large for the city of new orleans posted on facebook today she's been speaking to entergy, trying to find solutions she said there is hope that power might be restored to parts of new orleans within the next 48 hours but, shep, that remains to be seen. >> valerie, thanks so much today, president biden hailed the troop withdrawal and evacuation from afghanistan as an extraordinary success and de defended his decision to end america's longest war. >> i was not going to extend this forever war and i was not extending a
forever exit the bottom line is, there is no evacuation from the end of the war that you can run without the kinds of complexities, challenges and threats we faced. none. >> the taliban has now taken over the airport in kabul after the last u.s. soldier boarded the final evacuation flight in the dead of night. this is video of taliban fighters, inspecting all the military aircraft and vehicles left behind that u.s. troops disabled on their way out. president biden says there are roughly 100 to 200 u.s. citizens still in afghanistan who do want to leave on top of that, there are untold tens of thousands of afghans who helped the u.s. military, but did not get out in time. that includes an afghan translator named mohammed, a man who says he helped rescue then senator biden in 2008, when a
bliething snowstorm forced his blackhawk helicopter to land in a remote valley in afghanistan mohammed told "the wall street journal" he tried to get into the kabul airport to evacuate recently but that u.s. troops would not allow him to bring along his wife and children. mohammed says he's now in hiding from the taliban and he has a message for president biden. save me and my family. don't forget me here one story of the tens of thousands left behind. nbc's shannon pettypiece is at the white house for us tonight shannon, a stern defense from the president today. >> reporter: yes, emptly, shep we heard a defiant speech from the president as he addressed head on some of the criticism he has been getting in recent weeks over his decision to pull out troops and his handling of those evacuation efforts in the final weeks. the president stood by his decision to pull out all u.s. troops, saying it was no longer in america's national security interest to have a military presence in the country.
and he outlined his foreign policy will be driven by what is in america's national security interest he defended his handling of the chaotic, bloody final weeks, say ing an evacuation sooner, as some have suggested, could have hurt confidence in the aftghan government while there were still hope that that government could hold on and the military could push back the taliban. and he called the ultimate evacuation of 120,000 people a success. he also placed a lot of blame on his predecessor, former president donald trump, saying that essentially the status quo was no longer an option because of an agreement the trump administration had reached with the taliban. here is more of what the president had to say about that. >> we were left with a simple decision either follow through on the commitment made by the last administration and leave afghanistan or say we weren't leaving and commit another tens of thousands more troops going
back to war. >> reporter: so while the pre has received a lot of criticism from democrats and republicans in washington, polls recently show that he still has support of the majority of americans when it comes to pulling out american troops. so those numbers have come down a bit from the spring. however, he does get particularly poor marks for his handling of how that evacuation effort and how that withdrawal of troops has gone now, as far as the white house, they're anxious to now move on, h hopefully, depending on what happens in the coming weeks in afghanistan, back to the president's domestic policy agenda and other issues on his foreign policy agenda, primaril china. shep >> shannon pettypiece, thank you. former secretary of defense leon panetta, mr. secretary, many thanks. good to see you again. today president biden said they hold the taliban to their word
you've been quoted as saying you never trusted the taliban. is it a mistake for the united states to count on them for cooperation? >> i believe it is i think the taliban is not to be trusted. the reality is that the taliban has provided safe haven for terrorists in the past, and they will continue to provide a safe haven for terrorists we've got almost 2,000 isis-k terrorists, al qaeda is going to re-establish itself there. >> which do you say that >> so we have a number of terrorists that we're going to have to confront in the future. >> why do you say al qaeda will re-establish is there evidence of that, or is that just hi as our guide? >> well, i saw a recent interview with a spokesman from the taliban, when he was asked about bin laden's role in 9/11 he said i saw no evidence that
bin laden was involved in 9/11 if the taliban is defending bin laden in 9/11, and you know they're going to continue to provide a safe haven for al qaeda as well. >> two weeks ago, mr. secretary, you told john king on cnn that this is a bay of pigs moment for the president. you said he needed to admit the m mistakes that were made. what are the likely consequences, given that he did not do so? >> well, you know, i understand his defense of his decision and the reality is, i think most americans support his decision i think the real question has always been the execution of that decision, and the chaos that developed in the evacuation process. i think that ultimately the key is whether or not what happens happened here is going to dech his foreign policy it doesn't have to but in order for that not to be the case, he's going to have to
es evacuate those that are still waiting in afghanistan, part particularly the americans, but also the afghans who fought with us he's going to have to make clear that we're going to continue to go after terrorists there, one way or the other, to protect our country. he's going to have to push the taliban to recognize human rights in afghanistan, and ultimately he's going to have to say that he has learned the lessons from this experience in afghanistan and the mistakes that have been made. >> in that same interview two mondays ago, you said to cnn that the u.s. credibility is in question since then the president promised all afghan helpers would be evacuated before our military evacuated that didn't happen what's your assessment of our credibility tonight? >> i think people are going to continue to question our credibility until we are successful at getting all of the americans who want to come back and be evacuated out of
afghanistan. and i think we have to show that we're serious about getting those afghans who fought alongside of us out of afghanistan as well. look, this is the end of a chapter in the war on terrorism, but it isn't the end of the war on terrorism as the president said, we are going to have to confront terrorists, not just in the middle east, not just in africa, but in afghanistan as well so, this war is going to continue. >> leon panetta, thank you for your time. >> thank you. our conversation on afghanistan continues later in this hour. with a group calling for a peaceful relationship with the united states, what do the next few days and weeks look like we'll ask robert young pelton who spent time embedded with that group operation digital dunkirk, matt zeller, on the effort to
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nevada, already devastating caldor fire has charged into the lake tahoe basin heavy winds fanned the fire northeast overnight. here, you can see the roaring flames skrust feet away from the popular echo summit lodge. this individeo from a helicopte, showing just how close it is to the lake it's now reported to be just a couple of miles from the city of south lake tahoe 22,000 people who live there evacuated. officials say the fire could burn down 33,000 structures, homes, cabins, even entire ski resorts. >> there is fire activity happening in california that we have never seen before. >> officials say the fire has now scorched 191,000 acres after it jumped over highways 50 and 89 the perimeter of the fire stretches past echo summit and the town of meyers 15 miles to the nevada border. officials in that state are
ordering evacuations as well the governors from california and nevada have both declared states of emergency, and all national parks in california are now closed nbc's steve patterson live in south lake tahoe for us tonight. steve, man, it's dangerous there. >> reporter: only expected to get more dangerous if that fire edges closer to the community here in south lake tahoe and the fact that we are now squarely in another red flag warning at a very crucial and descisive point in this firefight. but let's, if we can just for a second, focus on the positives here one of them may not be so obvious, especially if you're a casino operator, which is that this south lake tahoe is a ghost town fire officials say that's a good thing. you may have seen those annoying-looking images of people trapped in traffic for hours and hours. i spoke to some of those people. they said it was an inkrecrediby frustrating experience officials say, guess what, we got you out of here. they don't is to make the decision of saving a group of lives or a neighborhood of homes. they can focus on what they're
here to do, which is to save as much property as possible. the bad news is that you have 33,000 homes on one side eastern edge of that fire, almost burned 200,000 acres on the other, and nothing in the middle but this extremely bone dry, drought-stricken brush on top of the fact that, yes, we're in the red flag warning, on top of the fact that that brush is an incredibly steep terrain from the point of the edge of that fire until you get to south lake tahoe. there is nothing but a clear runway of that stuff before it comes here that's what firefighters are worried about with this incredibly erratic behavior, re flag winds and decisive, crucial fight that over the next 24 hours will determine the type of reporting we're doing in the next 36 hours. >> steve patterson live on scene, thank you let's turn to michelle grossman tracking the fire threat michelle, the wind, a huge problem here. >> yeah. hi there, shep y yes, it's the wind it's fuel for the fire it's low humidity.
they're in extreme drought, excessive heat heat warning and heat wave after heat wave. we'll continue to see that this fire season is getting longer typically, it starts in july, ends in december now it's stretching to november, adding to the problem. we're in a red flag warning, redding all the way to osemite and reno we're seeing so low humidities, looking at zero percent in some of these timbers and wind gusts up to 35 miles an hour that are fanning these flames we are burning millions and millions of acres. we are burning downtowns this is a terrible situation that seems to be the norm. last year was a record-setting year it looks like we'll be on pace to that. we're in the third active fire season we still have a few months to go before we see the end of this. for the 2021 fire season, 1.7 million acres burn ed so far. as i mentioned, it's the third
active wildfire season we'll see more the combination of really low hu humidity, high heat, this is kind of a low-grade explanation. what happens is that you have all those ingredients, pieces of the puzzle then they create their own fire systems, so much energy within these systems. those embers start and are carried by these winds winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour in some spots that's just able to burn these really low humidity forest fires. so also creating these fire tornadoes. fire at the surface rises, cools, condenses into a cloud and can reach up to 50,000 feet, almost like a thunderstorm that you're seeing. what happens is that it's so dry. when we see a thunderstorm, let's say, the rain evaporates before it reaches the ground you have these lightning strikes op these really dry forests and that's why we're getting all these fires.
shep, as i mentioned, january and february are their wet months, but we didn't siee that last year and build up that reserve and again we don't get that again this year. >> thank you so much. elizabeth holmes, more than years after a federal grand jury indicted her, the trial begins will the theranos founder take the stand? we're live in the courthouse next. online scams related to the online scams related to the pandemic hav trading isn't just a hobby. it's your future. so you don't lose sight of the big picture, even when you're focused on what's happening right now. and thinkorswim trading™ is right there with you. to help you become a smarter investor. with an innovative trading platform full of customizable tools. dedicated trade desk pros and a passionate trader community sharing strategies right on the platform. because we take trading as seriously as you do. thinkorswim trading™ from td ameritrade. to run a growing business, is to be on a journey.
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she says she's a victim of a decade of emotional and sexual abuse at the home of her former boyfriend and business partner, sunny balwani, saying that led to the epic collapse of his blood testing company. balwani's control, including monitoring her calls, physical violence such as throwing hard and sharp objects at her, restr restricting her sleep, monitoring her movements and insisting that any success she achieved was because of him. balwani denies all of these allegations. court filings reveal that holmes is likely to take a stand in her own defense, a move many experts say is risky scott cohn tracking the trial. >> just like her idol, apple steve jobs, elizabeth holmes thought she could change the world. >> the goal is to empower the individual. >> reporter: dropping out of stanford in 2003 with an idea, the technology to perform a range of medical tests on a
single drop of blood from a finger prediction, cheap, pai painless, maybe saving lives. >> it came from losing my family members and people that i loved. >> reporter: a story made for silicon valley, where the story is everything. theranos would raise some $700 million from investors like rupert murdo kr. h, betsy dev s, former secretaries of state henry kissinger, george schultz. and strike a deal with walgreens, making elizabeth holmes very rich just one problem says reporter john carreyou, who broke the story. >> she commercialized a medical product that she knew did not work a handful of tests that did not do them well at all. >> a charge holmes denied. >> this is what happens when you work to change things. >> reporter: federal regulators, including the fda, pounced
in 2018, civil charges from the s.e.c. of massive fraud. she settled without admitting wrongdoing balwani goes on trial next year. both have pled not guilty. the feds will have to prove that holmes intended to commit fraud. >> elizabeth holmes may try to portray herself as someone who got caught up in the culture of the dotcom industry in silicon valley where you fake it till you make it. >> that issue of intent is exactly the point of these allegations about balwani. if she goes with this strategy, the idea that she couldn't have possibly formed that intent because she was under his spell. balwani has denied the charges, calls them deeply offensive. that's why elizabeth holmes might, might take the stand to tip the balance between he said and she said but before all of that and before opening statements next
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never fly here 2019, the last time the remains of a 9/11 victim were identified now, newly approved technology may give answers to thousands of other families and the taliban claims it's pursuing a friendly relationship with the united states. >> the taliban spokesman says the militant group wants a good and diplomatic relationship with the americans. that's a quote co coffins draped in american, british and nato flags day of celebration after u.s. troops evacuated afghanistan and the taliban declared full independence taliban rulers are facing enormous challenges. telling reuters she saw the
taliban beating a woman outside a bank he wrote "the world's most dangerous places," spent months covering the taliban and afghanistan. robert, it's good to see you again. knowing what you know about the taliban, is that realistic after the past two decades >> what they want verse what they'll get are two different things the taliban actually never host americans. the problem is that they changed. >> they claim they changed again. but they also have reportedly already bampged, banned music and executed a folk singer where do you stand on this decision to hand the taliban the keys to the country? >> remember, they're two parts you have the people you see with the glasses and talk to the camera and then the vast
majority of uneducated call them r refugees or farm kids with zero education. when you say the taliban, they're made out of various groups who will do whatever they want it's difficult for the taliban to actually get their own organization coordinated. >> how do you see, robert, the next months playing out? >> there's going to be a jostling for control, because each region, each source of income, whether it be opium, mining, there will be different groups and we'll see emergence of these other splinter groups that we call terrorist groups. they start to deframe. >> what about your level of concern that al qaeda or others, isis-k, might get the ability to. >> they're not going to attack
the u.s. they're going to try to degrade their claim on legitimacy. sometimes 20 years secondly, isis and other groups will take advantage of weakness of the control of the taliban in the country to grab control. >> can the united states keep out of it? >> we want to interfere, but we're tired of that. afghanistan was in the '80s, '90s and so forth. [ poor audio ] russia and china are also sitting back and waiting to see. the most aggressive are the turks that have offered [ poor audio ]
airport. >> there's another bunch robert young pelton, good to see you again. many thanks. with the united states military out of kabul, the quest to get afghan allies out of the countryzeller is here, co-fouer of no one left behind, working to get american allies out of afghanistan. now that americans are out, the president promised no one would be left behind here we are. where is your mission now, your mission on the ground to get people out >> our mission now focuses on stage two operations so, to be clear, what you saw over the last three weeks was the easy part. but before us is going to be a mission that's going to take years. 75,000 people have been left behind who now need to be extr extracted by whatever means it
takes for however long it takes. make sure congress conducts an investigation to everything that went wrong it created a backlog that needed to be evacuated at the 11th hour, to how the biden administration failed to move these people going back months when we first pleaded for them to be moved and ultimately we need to ensure that legislation is passed so that this type of fiasco never happens again. >> matt, i mentioned earlier "the wall street journal" reporting the afghan interpreter who helped joe biden and others in 2008 is stranded in afghanistan and wanting help what needs to be done to help allies like that still in the country or, in your estimation, is it too late >> at this point, i hate to say it, but their fate really lays with the taliban we need convince the taliban not to kill them we need to convince the taliban to allow us to open up both
humanitarian air and ground corridors. air corridors would be commercial flights that the taliban allow to fly to and from afghanistan, active airports and ground corridors would be, you k know, i don't have a lot of confidence in those efforts. any possible state, the u.s. in some convert means to facilitate their extraction. >> you've been sounding the alarm on getting american allies out for months and months. what's the feeling among army veterans like yourself about what's unfolded? >> i feel like it's been a complete failure to a person those left fighting in this digital bunker movement, not a single one of us has a list of individuals in which we can all say, yeah, i got
everyone i was trying to get everyone out out i personally got 4 of the 22 i was trying to get out. for those of us who fought with these people, made these people a promise, it feels like we fundamentally betrayed that promise. >> matt zeller, good luck and thank you. tomorrow afternoon, the secretary of defense lloyd austin, and general mark milley are set to deliver remarks about the end of the war in afghanistan. we'll have full coverage on that tomorrow night on the news on cnbc while thousands who want to leave are still trapped inside the country, two paralympic athletes who escaped from kabul compete at the games this week in tokyo a sprinter for afghanistan missed his primary event last week but competed today in the long jump. his teammate will take part in tae kwon do competition later this week. she will become afghanistan's first woman athlete to participate as a paralympic games since athens in '04.
paralympic officials originally said afghan athletes wouldn't be able to attend the games but the two-person team was able to get out of afghanistan last week as the story goes, they flew to paris, then to tokyo, where they landed on saturday paralympic officials say their participation will, and i quote, call for hope, peace and solidarity for the people of afghanistan and the world. new dna technology could soon help identify the remains of more than 1,100 unidentified victims of the 9/11 terror attacks at the world trade center known as next generation sequencing newsday reports new york city medical examiner's office just got approve d to use it, and plans to do so by the end of this year. the department of defense already uses technology to identify remains from world war ii, the korean war in vietnam. a top d.o.d. official calls it a
game changer now hundreds of human remains from 9/11 that have not yet been identified because they're too damaged or deteriorated to be analyzed by conventional dna technology will get another look. texas may soon become one of the hardest states in the country to vote. this afternoon, the legislature passed a restricted elections bill that democrats have been fighting against for months. fled the state in protest. all for naught now heading to republican governor greg abbott who says he will sign it. the bill a massive overhaul of election rules among other new regulations, it will ban 24-hour and drive-through voting it limits mail-in voting and powers partisan poll watchers. republicans say it prevents voter fraud despite confirmation that widespread voter fraud does not exist. opponents say the legislation will make it much harder and, as they put it, scarier to vote,
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chinese rules online gamers under the age of 18 will be allowed to play for only three hours a week chinese officials say this will help protect children's mental health the move comes as individual crow game addiction becomes a major problem not only in china, but also in the u.s. here is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: it's happening in virtually every developed country in the world young people, especially boy, unable to walkway from video games. it could be fortnite, counter strike, mine craft the list is long as kids sacrifice family, friends, school, even sleep for years china has sent teams to addiction recovery centers. now it's studying tough new rules for minors, 17 and younger, banning online video games on school days monday
through thursday only one hour a day on fridays, weekends and holidays. and every gamer must register with an anti-addiction center. >> that kind of mandate would not work here in the united states, period. >> but says jim steyer, it's a sign of how serious the problem has become with few friends around during covid, 15-year-old james reichradt turned to his x box. >> we got a weekly report that said he had been on for like 40 hours. >> reporter: now his parents have had to set limits. >> has to have his homework done and his chores and maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average, then we will basically unlock the x box so he can play because we're able to pause the wifi to it. >> they make us feel really engaged. >> reporter: harvard psychiatrist says he, too, was a gaming addict once. >> i grew up playing video games, played a lot of video ga games in middle school and high school and almost failed out of college for playing too many
video games. >> reporter: now he runs the healthy gamer mental health platform, estimating 10% of teenage gamers are addicted. often the addiction hides low self esteem issues. >> it then gets worse the more they play games. lot of times video games serve as an escape to something else. >> reporter: the gaming industry tells nbc news it supports digital wellness, adding nearly all video game device offer parental controls which allow them to set time limits. common sense media says it's time for a national psa push, highlighting the dangers too much online gaming. >> we strongly recommend a public awareness campaign around video game usage similar to what we did with kids, tobacco and smoking. >> reporter: a campaign to wean kids off their online addiction. oim tom costello
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