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craig melvin (voiceover): that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. [intense music playing] fifth. donald trump pleads the fifth. i'm shepard smith. this is "the news on cnbc. the former president appearing before the an attorney general he refuses to talk about the investigation into the trump business practices and refusing make a decision on another run to the white house. iranian man charged. >> the facts are chilling. this is not an idle threat >> details of the plan to hire
an satis >> details of the plan to hire an satsassins to take out the fr trump adviser. inside the price numbers what's down and what's up? is inflation cooling new data on the teacher shortage in the american schools. veterans and college students lending help and why teachers say it is not enough >> we don't see this getting better >> miracle escape from a burning plane crash. new health care benefits for warriors exposed to burn pits. and preparing for confrontation with russia and china in space >> live from cnbc, "the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. good evening the former president completing the fifth and stone sdlwalling h faces pressure
mr. trump pumps his fist in the air as he heads to the attorney general's office the ag investigating if his company, the trump organization, manipulated the value of properties to dodge taxes and fraudulently obtained bank loans. he pleaded the fifth and refused to answer questions for six hours. in the past, mr. trump has famously attacked people for taking the fifth and suggesting you are sgguilty. >> if you are innocent, why are you taking the fifth amendment horrible horrible >> former president trump claims the fbi search of the home in florida on monday and the slew of investigations have changed his mind about taking the fifth. in a statement, mr. trump
writes, i asked why are you taking the fifth i know when your family and company and all of the people in your orbit are targets of unfounded, politically motivated witch hunt, you have no choice in the wake of the fbi search of mar-a-lago, many republicans have pounced the new york sometimes reports t was the national security division that suggested the search warrant we don't know what the feds were looking. we know the swrearch warrant wa related to classified documents that the president kept and brought to mar-a-lago. the times reported that the records were sensitive they cannot be described in public. the top republican in the
senate, mitch mcconnell is demanding more transparency on why the feds needed to search his home. >> we need more information on what is going on >> notably, former president trump and his lawyers could release the swauearch warrant. they decline to do so. some republicans had dinner at his golf club. they said the former president was fired up and energetic and made his decision on whether he will run again in 2024 the lawmakers did not reveal let's bring in al bberto gonzalz sir, thanks so much. any reason why the former president would take the fifth in this new york case? >> there is very live ttle that
former president does that surprises me he is within his constitutional right to do so this makes him look like a hypocrite based upon previous comments it is his right to do so >> on the fbi search of his home, should we read anything into the fact it was the national security division that requested the warrant? >> no, listen, this was historic act by the fbi and department of justice. it will create a great deal of speculation why this was necessary at this particular time who knows? i think one persons guess is as good as the other. the national security division gets involved in these kinds of investigations particularly when we are talking about classified information. it may relate to that. that is pure speculation on my part >> the justice department is under, as you know, to provide
some explanation you served as attorney general is remaining silent on this particular one the right call? >> i think there is a long standing history and practice of the department to keep investigations and detailed investigations confidential. we do so to keep those from being totally innocent and we don't want to release information on the investigation. when you talk about the details of the investigation, you compromise the investigation you want to be careful about that this is an unprecedented case. you know, it could be possible, i suspect, congress wants more information and attorney general might go up to the hill and meet with congressional leaders in private conversations at least to make himself available. kind of kiss the ring. again, the attorney general has
to be very careful and the information conveyed to the le leaders of congress. sometimes we know those conversations become public. you don't want to compromise the investigation. that is the first priority, frankly. the attorney general has to navigate through this to ensure at the end of the day that the repreutation of the department remains in tact. >> alberto gonzalez, thank you. $300,000 that's how much an iranian operative was ready to pay somebody to kill the former national security adviser john bolton john bolton, a long-time harsh critic of iran this man, hahram poursafi was the man to kill him. he is facing murder for hire charges. as of now, he is overseas and
not in u.s. custody with little chance he will be caught he an allegedly reached out to someone he met over social media. he asked that person to take photos of john bolton for a book he was writing that person put him in touch to take the photos that person turned out to be the informant. he offered the informant $300,000 to eliminate john bolton 50 k for the informant and 250 k for whom they hired. poursafi said the money was for the next job he had lined up for him. cnbc senior washington correspondent eamon javers we just heard from john bolton >> that's right. john bolton on cnn in the last hour he joked he is embarrassed how
low the price was for his head he is concerned that the iranians are targeting additional u.s. officials. >> i think there are substantial number of people who are vulnerable to these iranian efforts and unfortunately, we may learn more >> according to the affidavit, the iranians were willing to pay more money, $1 million, to kill another former trump official. the target former secretary of state mike pompeo the u.s. government says this plot was revenge for the u.s. air strike that targeted iranian military official solimani in 2020 the person they hired was an informant and it didn't have much chance of success and did not make the attempt less concerning the department of justice said the threat of the attack inside the united states is rising.
>> we face a rising threat from authoritarian regimes to commit acts of aggression inside the united states. this is especially appalling exa example. >> secret service agents have been in bethesda, maryland for months and on the scene there again today. according to the fbi affidavit, poursafi told the u.s. source he did not care what method was used to kill bolton. in november, the source traveled to washington, d.c. and reported in to poursafi who was in tehran sharing photos of bolton's office poursafi said the parking garage would be a good place to kill bolton the assassination never took police, shep >> eamon javers, thank you. inflation is still very high for the first time in a long time, there may be reason for cautious optimism that things
could be easing. labor department reports today consumer prices jumped 8.5% in july compared to a year ago. that is a hair lower than 9.1% year over year reported in june. lower energy costs helped drive the overall costing down the labor department reports that the price of gas and air fare down 8% from a month ago. used cars down .50%. other necessityies on the rise. more for electricity and food and rent compared to a year ago. still, it is a promising sign in the fight of inflation >> we are seeing a strong labor market where jobs are working and booming in america we are seeing signs that inflation may begin to moderate. >> the nation could face economic headwinds in the next few months citing the war in ukraine and
shoutdowns in asia we have steve liesman. steve, how do we see this? >> the headline and core energy numbers. food and energy were better than pictured they heare still high with the headwinds and tailwinds. gas prices are falling at the pump because oil and gas are down in kmcommodities. that's easy. some consumers have sticker shock with the air fare. fallen for two straight months, but that is after being up 38% year over year some americans could be thinking twice about taking that trip because of the high fares. more sticker shock is affording essentials gas prices are down, but high. medicare is inflating as well as medical care this will take some doing, shep,
to get out of it the question remains if it ends up as recession or hard landing. today is a little more hope we squeak out with a soft landing >> steve liesman, thanks f the crash that killed kobe bryant at the center of the lawsuit in los angeles not over what happened this is what l.a. county first responders allegedly did after they arrived on scene. and uvalde, texas officials looking to go back to school what the governor is saying about the district. and the military drills ending in taiwan could today's comments from speaker pelosi change things
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gruesome photos of kobe bryant along with his daughter? that is the issue of the la lawsuit. his widow filing a lawsuit for negligence vanessa bryant said they never should have had the photos in the first place. she says they took them for personal use not the investigation. the laws team wrote, ms. bryant feels ill at the thought that sheriffs deputies, firefighters and members of the public have gawked at gratuitous images of her deceased husband and child she lives in fear that she or her children will one day confront horrific images of their loved ones online. several first responders reportedly showed off photos of the carnage just days after the crash. according to a lawsuit a rookie
sheriff's deputy flaunted it to people at a bar and firefighter showed it to coworkers at an awards ceremony. but attorneys for l.a. county say first responders have deleted all those photos, and they insist none of them has ever been made public. let's turn to david henderson for legal analysis, former prosecutor, civil rights attorney, cnbc contributor david, vanessa bryant is seeking millions in compensation if these photos never actually made it to the media or online what chance does she have of winning this case? >> shep, therein lies the difference between legal analysis i'm going to perform and what juries tend to think about. juries probably aren't going to split fine line distinctions over that issue. if they believe they have the evidence and one of the facts here also was evidence was destroyed, i think they're going to focus more on the fact she's a grieving widow who lost both her husband and child in that crash. >> vanessa bryant claims they took these photos for personal reasons because they knew who was involved here not because
they were evidence how hard is that to prove? shep, in this case i don't think it's difficult to prove at all, and that's because csi exists for a reason. you have investigators who show up at these crime scenes, who take photos. i've worked on cases where at this point, shep, i've probably seen tens of thousands of photos like these i can think of very few examples of one being taken by an officer let alone a first responder. it's normally a detective who might follow up with photos. first responders obviously have other more pressing things to focus on >> yeah, kobe's a legend in los angeles. how challenging is it going to see a jury in this trial >> i think they've already seen a jury, shep and the reason it's going to be less challenging is because in federal court federal judges pick the juries and they don't mess around. they typically do it in a few hours as opposed to a few weeks in these high profile cases which is what we're used to. >> thanks so much. appreciate your time tonight more than two dozen texas
public safety officers set to be on school campuses in uvalde this coming school year. the texas governor greg abbott announcing the request today he says it'll help ensure parents and school staff feel safe after returning to school after the robb elementary school shooting it comes after a heated city council meeting there last night. community members once again demanding accountability >> we want to see results. we want to see responsibility taken for the actions that happened on this day there's no more time to wait if any of these had fired, one officer, if one of them fired at all veen >> the mayor said they suspended one city officer but city council members told the outside community an investigation into what happened could take another 60 to 90 days to complete. president biden signing legislation to protect war veterans exposed to toxic burn
pits >> we have many obligations but only one truly sacred obligation, to equip those we send into harms way and care for them and their families when they come home >> the obstacles from the legislation removed from people who need help the most this strategic positioning by a russian satellite that u.s.
well, most significant expansion of veterans health care benefits in more than three decades. that's how the white house describes the so-called pact act. president biden signed it into law today as we've reported the bipartisan bill expands benefits for millions of service members who were exposed to toxic burn pits in war zones. open air burn pits like these were common at u.s. military bases during the iraq and afghanistan wars, though illegal in the united states
president biden says he's traveled to iraq more than 20 times and that he saw smoke billowing from massive pits as troops burned tires, poisonous chemicals, and human waste >> we owe you. you're the backbone. you're the very fiber that makes this country what it is. this law is long overdo, but we finally got it done together >> the issue is personal for the president. his sewn beau died of brain cancer years after serving in iraq the president has said he believes that that disease was linked to exposure from burn pits cnbc'stia shomari stone talkedo some of the vets who will benefit from this new law. >> reporter: tom porter is the executive vice president of the iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, one of many groups that push to expand the health care benefits for service members exposed to toxic burn pits >> a little mad it took so long, but overwhelmingly positive
feeling that we actually got this done. it's been years in the making. >> reporter: when porter returned home from fighting in afghanistan in 2011 he says he was having difficulty breathing from toxic smoke >> my lungs started having these reactions where i'd had healthy lungs before so i was diagnosed at that time with as mu >> reporter: he chose a private doctor over a va hospital. he said many claims related to burn pit exposure are denied at the va due to lack of evidence >> i heard they were turning people down who apply for these things >> reporter: the bill increases access to medical care and veterans don't have to prove they got sick because of the burn pits in order to receive compensation for their illnesses. iraq war veteran matthew steiner is thankful so many people will finally get the help they need >> there's a lot of veterans out there my age or younger who are suffering from those conditions,
ov overdue but really glad the president signed it today. >> it helps 3.5 million service members and veterans >> shomari stone live in washington homes, towns and cars under water. the historic flooding that some people had no chance to escape in south korea as russia ramps up the attacks on ukraine, the kremlin forced to walk back some of its claims and veterans and college students getting a new job title, teacher the measures some states are taking to fill hundreds of thousands of open positions before kids head back to the classroom. the details when we hit the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc.
some of the heaviest rain in decades triggering deadly flash flooding and land slides this is the damage seen in seoul, south korea many buildings, roadways and subway stations under water. south korean officials say at least ten people have died that includes a family of three who got trapped in their partially underground home crews say they've rescued more than 140 people as of late today. but local officials say at least
seven others are still missing the powerful storm lashed seoul. meteorologists say the deluge dropped nearly 20 inches of rain in some parts of the city over two days at one point seoul recorded more than 5 inches of rain per hour that's reportedly the highest hourly rate in 80 years. and the forecast, more heavy rain up to a foot more through tomorrow in some regions china announcing its massive military drills surrounding taiwan are now over and completed. but beijing is vowing to continue what it calls regular combat readiness patrols near the island in the wake of the house speaker nancy pelosi's visit. taiwan's defense ministry reports 36 chinese war planes and ten ships were still operating near the island today. this afternoon speaker pelosi defended her trip to taiwan in spite of fears that it would inflame tensions >> we will not allow china to isolate taiwan
they have kept taiwan from participating in the world health organization, other things where taiwan can make a very valued contribution but they're not keeping us from going to taiwan. that was our purpose to salute this thriving democracy. >> taiwan's military has been holding its own military drills in response to china's war games. the taiwanese foreign minister says china used speaker pelosi's trip as an excuse to hold military exercises and prepare for any invasion. the white house is mighty today, and that's what's topping cnbc news. on the money, disney reported blow out quarterly earnings after the bell today revenue dropped 26% driving the surge. a streaming growth a problem for others but for disney not so much disney plus gained hoar than 14 million new subscribers. the company stock up more than
6% in after year hours trade in. united airlines betting big on flying taxis. the carrier put down a deposit for 100 electric flying taxis from archer aviation it's a four passenger auto air hybrid that works like a helicopter they're expected to fly about 3,000 feet, shuttling passengers above congestion to and from the airport. faa certification for some could come as early as 2024. and when does 23 equal $5 million? when it's on the back of a jersey that the basketball legend michael jordan wore mj's number 23 jersey up for auction next month it's the one he wore during the game one of the 1998 nba finals. it was the last dance from chicago. estimating this jersey could fetch as much as $5 million.
that could be by far the most for any piece of nba memorabilia. a gallon of gas $4.01. $1 cheaper than its all-time high still a gallon cost 83 cents more than it did this time last year on wall street stocks soar on the inflation report and how that could affect fed rate decisions. the dow up 535 s&p up 88. the nasdaq up 361, nearly 3% i'm shepherd smith on cnbc it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news texas and new york at odds over migrants the buses being sent to the big apple and how the city's mayor is responding. miracle on the freeway >> my biggest fear was, of course, hitting other cars
>> the pilot during the crash landing and how he pulled it off without anyone getting hurt. but first school districts across the country facing a crisis, a dramatic shortage of teachers with the new school year weeks away many states are s scrambling to fill positions kansas short about 1,400 staff statewide. and in florida school officials warn they're in crisis mode. roughly 9,000 jobs there still open teachers unions blame several factors including low pay and burnout. but schools are going to great lengths to make sure that as students return to classrooms this fall somebody will be there to teach them. districts in texas, for example, switching to four-day school weeks. arizona allowing college students to instruct kids. and cnbc's perry russom reports florida is calling on veterans with no teaching experience at
all to step in for another round of duty. this time in the classroom >> here in miami-dade we have probably almost 300 vacancies. >> reporter: with a week to go until classes start in miami they need teachers is the talent pool there to fill the vacancies? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: the president of the united teachers of dade, one of it largest teachers unions in the region she says low wages, the rise in school shootings and the politicizing of the classroom is driving teachers away in the state. newly published data from the national education association shows teachers in florida make on average $51,000 a year, fourth lowest in the country, and $14,000 below the national average. >> teachers don't get into this profession to live in the penthouse, but we also didn't get into this profession to live in the poorhouse >> reporter: across the country school districts are recruiting to fill the nationwide shortage. >> we just don't see this
getting better >> reporter: in alabama the state is lowering the requirements to get a teaching certificate. >> we want to get highly qualified teachers in every school >> reporter: one school district in louisiana is offering a hiring bonus of $7,500 >> we want to be very competitive so a teacher chooses us >> reporter: north carolina is considering fixing its shortage by basic teachers pay on how students perform, not their years of classroom experience. >> it sends the message that we as educators are not doing enough >> reporter: florida now turning to military veterans to lead classrooms >> it's a nice day >> reporter: the program gives a five-year teaching to veterans who have not yet earned a bachelors degree they have to pass a test and are assigned a teaching mentor >> you had the head of the teachers union in sarasota criticize it saying, well, you just can't throw any warm body in the classroom i'll tell you something people
that have served our country are not just some warm body. >> hernandez calls the plan disrespectful. >> i have a brother that's a marine or was a marine and i know he's not ready to step into my shoes to be a teacher just like i'm not ready to step into his shoes and be on the front line >> reporter: here in miami-dade county hernandez says somebody will be in the casroom with these students one idea they're looking at is having school administrators acas teachers. these schools also have different teachers for student and writing. new right now "the wall street journal" is out with new details and new reporting regarding the search warrant that was executed at donald trump's palm beach, florida, home just yesterday. here's what we're learning from the journal's reporting. we all knew of the 15 boxes of information that the former president allegedly took with him from the white house to mar-a-lago after he left office.
the question is for what exactly were the authorities searching when they spent a reported six hours or so inside the mansion yesterday morning and into the afternoon? that's the matter on which the journal is focusing on a story that dropped just a short time ago. sady german is here. she covers the justice department for the journal and is one of the reporters who broke the story late this afternoon. sady, it's my understanding that after the news of the 15 poxes w was relayed somebody else has information from inside that mansion. what assuncacan you report >> we still have a lot of questions from june and august what we learned today is some person familiar with these documents told investigators at some point during this time period that there were still -- there may be several classified
documents at mar-a-lago. and, you know, the just department who had been negotiating with trump over the return of these boxes, you know, basically is sort of -- started to doubt that the trump team was being totally truthful about the whereabouts of some of the material >> and it's your reporting that the justice department got specific information about where to look? >> our reporting doesn't go that far, but we do know the justice department, the fbi agents returned to the private club on monday searched three rooms including a bedroom and an office and previously in meeting with trump attorneys justice department officials had requested to search a basement storage area, and they even went so far as to request in subsequent days that the trump team put a stronger lock on the door and preserve all of the material that was in that room >> further you've reported that the justice department or these
investigators were able to convince a federal magistrate that inside the trump home was evidence of a crime. >> that's right. i mean that's the standard predicate that the fbi always needs in order to get a search warrant to search any house that doesn't necessarily mean they're planning to file criminal charges and does not necessarily mean the investigation is wrapping up, but it does mean there was enough there that if they were able to persuade a federal judge to sign-off and approve this search. >> and you also report that they didn't take -- whatever they took out of there, they didn't bring it away in fbi vehicles or anything like that but you had a specific >> that's right. agents came there. they were under -- they were under instructions to, you know, try to be as low-key as possible by wearing plain clothes and not taking their weapons and they arrived in a rider truck. that's where they loaded up some ten or maybe a dozen boxes
they put them in this rider truck. so they were trying to be low-key. i don't think that really worked >> well, it worked very low-key until the former president himself issued the statement there had been one tweet at about 6:45 last night from a reporter for florida poll who had gotten a tip but the details of it came from the former president katy, there's still no indication -- i should say sady, there's no indication yet of exact lewhat this relates to whether it's something about january 6th, about something specifically to documents unrelated to january 6th those matters are for later reporting. >> what do do know at this point this search appears to be related to the justice department's months long investigation into the handling of classified material at mar-a-lago he had taken some documents to this florida resort from the white house when he left office that he is required by law to
turn over to the archives. we know that is what the search is in conjunction with this is an escalation of one of several inquiries by the justice department into trump's conduct including in connection with the january 6th attack so, you know, this is just sort of an interesting development amid many in recent weeks. >> yeah, very interesting development. the reporter for "the wall street journal" whose story dropped just a short time ago you can read it now at wsj.com or tomorrow morning in the print edition of the paper sady, thanks so much more buses of migrants from texas arrive in new york city. this time officials were ready, but mayor adams says he's not having it. the accusations directed at texas governor abbott that he was quick to fire back on. most companies offer some sort of job perks these days, but one company in california is going above and beyond in a very personal pedo you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now
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look at this watch now a house, and there it is, exploded today in southwest indiana. authorities say it killed three people and they say there could be even more victims happened this afternoon in evansville, about two hours west of louisville. at least 39 homes reported damaged. no word yet on what caused the explosion, but here's a look at the aftermath. the local electric company reports it did not detect any gas in that area the texas governor greg abbott sending more buses full of migrants from the border to new york city. volunteers and aide workers welcoming at least two buses just this morning. cheers in new york city as governor abbott has been busing migrants to see called sanctuary cities since april the first one to new york arrived friday with dozens of people onboard the new york city mayor eric ads
said the texas governor's office didn't coordinate with the city at all he says because of that local officials weren't prepared for the influx of migrants governor adams slammed abbott today. >> he's a global embarrassment because this is not what we do as americans all of us i'm sure if he goes into his lineage he came from somewhere. and if his ancestors is treating the way he's treating these asylum seekers and migrants then he would not be where he is right now. >> this time community organizations were in place ready to help the people arriving to get services they need cnbc's valerie castro on today's arrival. >> reporter: new york city's bus terminal bustling with media and support groups there to receive migrants from texas. >> we also have the street health outreach and wellness units that are port authority
during the day that will be available for arrivals in the future >> reporter: new york city mayor eric adams critical of texas governor greg abbott >> i think he's irresponsible. i don't think he's accomplishing anything more than exposing the type of individual that he is. so there's nothing successful about treating people with this lack of dignity. >> reporter: abbott firing back on fox news in response to claims that he's using migrants as political pawns >> new york is a sanctuary city. mayor adams said they welcome in illegal immigrants, and now once they have to deal with the reality of it they're suddenly flummoxed and they cannot handle it they are now getting a taste of what we're having to deal with >> reporter: in new york the city's commissioner on immigrant affairs was there to receive the dozens of people despite what he says is little information from texas. >> the bus company that is chartered by the state of texas is not communicating with new york city, so it's hard to know the time of arrival.
>> reporter: washington, d.c. has received its own buses from texas and arizona over the last several months aide groups there say they're now running out of resources >> in a week we can see anywhere from a hundred to 600 migrants it just really depends >> reporter: in some cases families have been seen sleeping on the streets, unable to find a safe place to stay while homeless shelters reach capacity here in new york city the department of homeless services says about 4,000 asylum seekers have entered the shelter system since late may and account for most of the 10% increase in the department census. shep >> valerie castro live in new york chipotle agreeing to a $20 million settlement with new york city it comes after officials filed a lost claiming the restaurant violated thousands of worker rights they say the restaurant broke scheduling and sick leave laws in some cases they say employees failed to provide schedules to workers two weeks in advance as required and didn't let
employees use their accrued sick leave. the settlements cover a period from november 2017 to late april of this year and chipotle hourly employees in new york city will get $50 for each week that they worked over those many years t thichipotle's chief restaurant manager said the company is pleased to have managed the issue. the mayor's office reports this settlement is the largest of its kind in new york city history. the job market is booming, and with so many options available experts say job seekers have a huge advantage. so employers are doing whatever they can to keep the workers they have, not just pizza parties or casual fridays. one company in california is offering a perk that left a few employees pleasantly surprised here's nbc's jake ward >> reporter: as he settled into a new job matt kelly and his
wife were struggling to have a second child >> my wife and i our challenges were never specifically having her getting pregnant, it was with keeping the baby through the pregnancy. my wife and i endured through several miscarriages >> reporter: but the employer offers fertility benefits that reimburse employees have the cost of adoption, ivf and other procedures >> i think about somebody in a sales position in 1950s would keep this entirely private suffering from miscarriage and miscarriage of their partner when you think about people in your role 50 years ago what a difference that must have been >> it's true it's one of those things i think in general companies are becoming more empathetic to their employees. >> reporter: in a way they have to be. analysts predict that 20% more americans will quit their jobs this year, and tech workers are famously difficult to keep around >> it's very often a criticism of companies for just treating diversity and inclusion as a numbers game and trying to get
people through the door. so i think this is a good example of companies and hr departments trying to think beyond that. >> i had jumped to a couple companies more than i had liked in the last year, year and a half >> reporter: for haley johnson the fertility benefits offered her and her wife a reason to stay >> it's been a no-brainer that i want to be here as long as i can and grow with the company. >> reporter: it's a pretty cutting edge idea, a company paying for its employee's efforts to have kids is there anybody you've explained this to been like what, they do what, they pay for that >> yeah, my parents i think they had that sense of relief just like i did when i told they were like just in a bit of a shock i didn't know this was a thing that could be a benefit >> the women i speak to that are taking advantage of this, i think it makes them feel valued, it makes them feel their employer is committed to them over the long-term >> reporter: why do you think it's worth it to a company like this to pay for this sort of benefit? >> it isn't focused on churning
and burning me >> reporter: which is a common thing in silicon valley. >> it absolutely is. >> reporter: now kelly's benefit seems to have done its job >> my wife currently we're pregnant with twins. >> reporter: it used to be on top of big salaries dorm room entertainment, free snacks, some beer was enough to draw a person into a company >> i love the fact in our industry we're able to play ping-pong, right, but by all means this is something that impacts a person's life for generations to come. >> reporter: futility benefits may be a sign that the industry and its work force are growing up for the news, i'm jake ward. a plane -- watch here -- crash landing right in the middle of a california freeway next, the moment the pilot knew he had no choice but to try and put it down. as the metaverse continues to grow in size and for some people popularity, millions of kids are making their way there. tonight
here's that plane now crash landing on a california freeway before bursting into flames. you can see it descend between the moving traffic, and right there skids to the side and catches fire according to the california highway patrol the two people onboard walked away unharmed the pilot's name, andrew chou, he told our local station, nbc 4 los angeles, he and a friend took off for a short trip around
lunchtime, said the plane started having engine trouble and that's when cho said they realized they wouldn't be able to make it back to the airport >> really goes back to basic training i think all pilots agree when comes to being a pilot you never stop flying a plane. just because you lose your engine your plane doesn't drop out of the sky and you fly it all the way to the ground. >> mighty chill. the plane did clip the back of a pickup truck according to authorities nobody in truck got hurt. cho said he had to kick out the door to escape the plane after the ordeal he said there isn't a scratch on his passenger or him snapchat is introducing a new safety feature it's called parent center and lets them see who their kids are talking to and report accounts to snap chat but they won't be able to see what content they're child is sending or receiving
the company reports it's rolling out more safety features in the coming months including one to let parents know when they've reported a content inside the metaverse with some of its youngest users in a world that experts say is largely unregulated. who's looking out for the kids here's nbc's senior national correspondent kate snow. >> reporter: this is 12-year-old jaden immersed in the metaverse. right now he's playing gorilla tag, a game he downloaded onto his quest headset made by meta >> there are three kids after me now. >> reporter: as we watched him playing we heard very young voices jaden's mom, adriana, doesn't let him use his microphone to talk to other players, but jaden hears a lot of offensive, sexually explicit even racist language you've heard the n word? >> mm-hmm inasmuch. >> like one time or lots of times? >> all the time.
>> reporter: we heard it in a game called gun raiders not created by meta but available in the quest headset. it's the content but also the impact from immersion that has child advocates concerned. >> the metaverse is the new wild wild west for kids millions of kids across the country and around the world are using these head sets. they could be exposed to all sorts of hateful content, violent content, sexual content. and you just see them with their little glasses on and you have have no idea what they're doing. >> reporter: the company behind gun raiders told us while not a typical player experience in gun raiders we are aware that issues like this do happen in our game today. we are continually deploying new moderation features. the makers of gorilla tag did not respond to our request for comment. does it concern you what he's hearing? >> in the beginning it did, but i know i can't necessarily limit or eliminate him from playing these games. so i'd rather approach this
issue through communication. >> reporter: meta told us in a statement quest devices are not intended for children under the age of 13 and our terms make this clear in the setup process. we also have parental controls for adults supervising teens over 13. >> i'm here to talk to you about what the metaverse is. >> reporter: researcher nina jane patel studies the metaverse and has concerns last year she put on a headset and entered meta's horizon venues, a virtual space for events she says once in the lobby -- >> immediately i had three to four male avatars with male voices come very close to me and then very quickly proceeding to touch my avatar. that could only be described as a sexual assault in the metaverse. >> reporter: how upsetting was all of this? >> i fizz logically just froze.
>> reporter: meta implemented a personal boundary blacking an avatar from coming within 4 feet without permission users can report malicious behavior and push a button to exit any scenario. but patel says the approach has been business first, safety second are you concerned it's so real that it can be dangerous >> yes if we underestimate what it means to be fully immersed, fully present and fully embodied in virtual environments, then we really are, you know, moving towards a path of destruction. >> reporter: jaden has a support system for when virtual reality is just too much and while he has a lot of other interests, too, this virtual world is now a very real part of his childhood. for the news i'm kate snow 65 seconds left and on a race to the finish, former president trump pleading the fifth and refusing to answer questions during his deposition with the new york attorney general's office the a.g. investigating whether
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