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leaks intrigue and arrest of 25-year-old contractor detectiveby connected to a top secret national security agency document on russian hacking. details on the suspected london terrorists and information authorities may have missed warning signs. a tweet storm complicates his travel ban and trump's feud with london's mayor escalates. a hellish commute for subway travelers trapped aboard a train for hours. and chaos at a mcdonald's as fries were flying at an irate customer jumps the counter. "early today" starts right now. good to be with you on a tuesday. i'm frances rivera. the justice department has filed charges against a 25-year-old government contractor for
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allegedly leaking a top secret nsa document on russian hacking. the charges came barely an hour after the intercept published the document. it raises the possibility that russian hacking may have breached parts of the u.s. voting system. however t document does not say the hacking changed any votes. tracie potts is in washington, d.c. and good morning. what's the latest on this leak and the russian investigation? >> reporter: what is interesting is it's recent, this report, this allegedly leaked report from the nsa just from last month and it details phishing attempts and a cyber attack on an election software vendor according to that report. bottom line, it's a lot more detail than we previously knew about, just how far russia may have gone to hack this election. while you were at the polls last november russia wasn't just trying to influence your choice with fake news. they were literally trying to hack your vote, according to a
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leaked document from the national security agency. published by the online news website the intercept. >> there should be no doubt here that the russians were behind this. this fits with a pattern for what they have done in the past, the digital and cyber forensics point to the russians. >> reporter: russian president vladamir putin denied it in an exclusive interview with nbc. >> i haven't seen even once any direct proof of russian interference in the presidential election in the united states. >> reporter: the justice department quickly charged a 25-year-old contractor for allegedly leaking the report. congress investigating russian interference hears from fired fbi director james comey on thursday. >> there may still be a bigger bombshell we haven't heard. >> reporter: the key question, did president trump pressure comey to back off the russian investigation? >> he'll have an opportunity to clear that up. >> reporter: the white house confirms. >> president trump will not
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exert executive privilege. >> no attempt to stop comey telling his story about a private conversation with the president. and the white house says that's because the president wants to make sure that the facts get out quickly and wraps up this russia investigation. frances. >> tracie potts for us, thank you. to fresh fallout from president trump's tweet storm early monday about his travel ban which has been blocked in the courts. with his own words the president may have hurt his case as it heads to the u.s. supreme court. nbc chief haley jackson has details. >> reporter: new questions whether the president's owns words could come back to haunt him as he talks travel ban in the hands of supreme court describing the current version as watered down and politically correct and yes, the president's reiterating it is a travel ban. >> i don't think the president cares what you call it. >> reporter: his administration used to. >> it's not a travel ban, it's a travel pause. >> this is not a travel ban. this is a temporary pause.
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>> we use words like travel ban that misrepresents what it is. >> reporter: why does it matter what it's called? because the president's words can and probably will be used against him in a court of law. other judges in decisions to block the ban already pointed to the president's rhetoric on the campaign trail. even supporters like conservative lawyer george conway, husband of kelly ann argues these tweets undercut the president. >> does it make their legal position harder but many would say undermines their credibility as well. >> does president support his own travel ban? >> absolutely. >> reporter: president trump's laters travel ban talk comes in response to the terror attack in london, part of a series of statements in which he also slammed run done's mayor for this. >> lund donors will see an increased presence. no reason to be alarmed. >> reporter: the president appearing to take that out of contest tweeting at least 7 dead and 48 wounded and mayor of
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london says there is no reason to be alarmed. >> look, i think that the point is there is a reason to be alarmed, we have constant attacks going on. >> reporter: mayor sadiq khan unfatzed. >> haven't got time to respond to tweets from the president of the united states of america. >> hillary clinton defended the mayor's handling of the attack and took a veiled swipe at president trump for politicizing the tragedy. >> it's a time for steady determined leadership, like we are seeing from local authorities in london including the mayor of london. this is not a time to lash out, to insight fear or to use tragedy and terror for political gain. on the perpetrators in saturday's attack in london
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which left sevend and 48 wounded. police have identified two of the three deceased suspects and new reports suggest there may have been warningig attackers. lucy is in london. what can you tell us about the ? >> reporter: frances, putting it. it became clear that one of the to the authorities but he was fe documentary about islamistic name is khuram butt, 27, bornuk british citizen, he was known both to the intelligence agency mi-5 and part of a group called aljarom on the fringes of british society which caliphate. he was reportedly reported to the authorities on an 20ss is r
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man, rachid redouane, he is 30 years old. police he claims both libyan and moroccanhere his morning about an totr the authorities, especially as this heated election campaign gets under way for a vote thisursd. >> thank you. dawo bill cosby sexual assault trial. he with a familiar face by his si keshi she played on the cosby show, difficult for all sides, the final judgment. >> i this is where you hear the happens. an dree qua constand, then molesting her in 2004.
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prosecutors opened their case trying to establish a pattern of sexual the first witness kelly johnson one of the dozens who acowsed cosby of crimes from groping to rape t missing details in the account as well as inconsistency in constand's story. constand isxpuring the trial. bill cosby has repeatedly denied all allegations against him. a brawl broke out at an iowa mcdonald's when a woman got angryoming fast enough. this woman throws a sandwich at the manager, then jumped over the counter and fights with an employee. other workers and two men with the woman tried to separate them. the three left. police are look forge the woman. and to florida, one wasn't slick enough for this heist. he s bottles of motor oil and 30 dvds in his pants at the 7-11. when he tried to waddle out here, an officer marched him
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right back inside. the thief was forced to on the being arrested. so, you know, not the smoothest there. best part though. like motor oil? you don't think that's something you can keep that many in yourn. good size pair of pants. let's talk about florida and the heavy rain today and tomorrow. this is much-needed rainte and rainfall totals should be able to get up there near about 1 to 3 inches, in the that's widespread much of the sunshine state. and already this morning we have a lot of heavy rain around areas from pensacola, panama city, mobile, an area of thunderstorms between naples heading toward west palm beach. so there is also drearythnorthe. keep the umbrella handy for and good morning. here's a quick look at your first alert radar. you see that there is a line of some steady to heavier rain passing through the lehigh valley and berks county heading
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to the suburbs and p iladelphia. coming up, we'll track this out hour by hour and talk rain the rest of the day, as well. >> thanks. here's a look at what we're working on for of problems. right now the water is off for dozens living in jabbiabington, montgomery county. work is underway after a water main break flooded homes and streets. decision 2017 for new jerseynd voters will choose candidates for governor. and finally out of the woods. police in bucks counties have this elusive bear that spent days in neighborhoods and up in trees. hear how they got in guy on the ground to tranquilize him. weather, traffic, and news you need to know before you head our the door this morning. >> "nbc10 news today" begins at 4:30. mmer took a hit this mornig when frankie popped the alligator floaty. plus, the snacks and drinks are gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... . we're gonna need some reinforcements...quick.
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apple has pitched this as a device t opposition really have launched their virtual assistant as almost a gateway to search and in terms of the price tag t apple device is about $349, that's more than double the price of google's device, it is significant in that it's apple's first new product launch since the smart watch. meantime, a message for your financial website in australia saying do not drink and shop. according to research about one in three americans have conducted spontaneous purchases while under the influence on average people spend about $208 if you add that up that's about $800 a month if you drink once a week, frances. >> means put down that glass of wine when you're on your computer browsing. i know how that is. thank you. up next former president george w. bush surprises some wounded warriors, plus how your facebook feed could be affecting your health. details straight ahead here on "early today."
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mass index. social media causing us to lose sleep. teens are spending average 3 to 4 hours per night, that sounds extreme, checking their feeds, fearing they would miss something. so do you -- before you go to bed check and when you wake up check? >> no. with the kids and bedtime and everything. usually in the morning but i blame social media for the whole thing. some wounded warriors in dallas are part of a gym called the adaptive training foundation led by normier nfl star. the training is to help restore vets wounds. look at this surprise visitor. their commander in chief former president bush and also speaker of the house paul ryan. >> whether you know it or not, you're helping lead this nation, and so i want to thank you for that. i want to thank you for your service, and i want to thank you for what you're going to do for the country. r. nor smudge. nor scratch. nor damaging uv rays.
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working on a fix. right now dozens of homeowners in montgomery county are without water and are cleaning up after this wet mess. cosby trial: day two. a tearful accuser takes the stand on day one this morning. we're breaking down what's next in the case. also, primary day. polls in new jersey open in an hour and a half as voters get ready to decide who will battle it out for the governor's seat. a busy tuesday morning. good morning. this is "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm katy zachry. it is two minutes before 4:30 on your tuesday. if you haven't stepped outside yet, temperatures are comfortable, but you may have drizzle and rain throughout the day. >> yeah. let's get right to meteorologist krystal klei with the first alert neighborhood forecast. yeah, we're already tracking some rain. it's going to continue throughout the daytime hours.
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what we're looking at now on our first alert radar is this one line of pretty strong showers moving through. there was a bit of lightning moving through the lehigh valley, berks county, that for most part has fallen apart. this line of storms is moving through percocy, into westchester, dropping southeast, moving through the suburbs as we speak, and starting to move out of the lehigh valley and berks county. let's time this out and look at when it might get to your neighborhood. around 5:00 a.m., norristown, 6:20, cherry hill may get a clip. we've got the potential for more showers into the afternoon and afternoon isolated thunderstorms. right now temperatures are pretty comfortable, 63 in philadelphia. 66 in wilmington. atlantic city, 62, reading also at 62. coming up, we'll talk more about the temperatures because they're not going to warm a lot today. we will time out the showers
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that remain through the rest of the day. let's go to traffic with jessica boyington. >> thanks. starting off on the vine street expressway, here's the cameras around broad street. actually everything looks good so far. but we're watching that construction. you see the flashing lights around the broad street mark. they're diverting traffic off of the exit ramp. it's closed now, and at least for the next half hour, in between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. we'll keep our eyes on that. watching an accident in hatboro at park and east county line. checking in with the bridges, we're in the process of an opening at the burlington bristol bridge scheduled for 4:20. the ben franklin and walt whitman are clear. this be at least be out of commission for the next 15 to 20 minutes or so. back to you. today's primary election day in new jersey. we're following races up and down the ballot, the question is -- who will succeed governor chris christie. matt delucia has more from cherry hill. the field of candidates is large, looking to


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