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limit until february 7. it calls for a budget conference committee to work on deficit reduction and provides a modest tweaks to the new health-care law. >> this is less than many of us had hoped for. it is far better than what some had sought. >> ted cruz announced he would not block a vote on the measure. >> my focus is on the substance. my focus is i think where the american people's focus is which is what are we doing to provide real relief to the people who are hurting because of obamacare ? >> three white house welcomed the compromise and called on congress to act quickly. >> this is not done. we need action to be taken. >> house republican leaders huddled with members behind closed doors. speaker john boehner released a statement saying, "blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by members of the senate will not be a tactic or us. -- 4s." -- for us."
>> thanks. on rumblings of a deal capitol hill did wonders for wall street today. the dow jones jumped 205 points before the closing bell to close above the 15,000 mark. the nasdaq composite rose 45 points and the s&p 500 saw a surge of more than 1% finishing for points below its all-time high. republican majorities have raised the debt ceiling 40 times, democrats, 24 times. you can see more debt ceiling history on our website, wbal- tv.com and click on national news. >> negotiating is on the horizon in baltimore. the port is closed for business as longshoremen are on strike. after working without a contract for three years they are demanding change. in dundalk andve
has the latest for us. terminals have been quiet all day. close for business as you mentioned. there is no official estimate but workers estimate the port is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars each day. -- each day they are closed. 1300 port workers took to the picket line wednesday after stalled contract negotiations trade >> we are not asking for much. we are not asking for a lot of anything. we want a fair wage and a safe ways to work. >> the strike shut down operations at all public marine terminals. the ports generate $2.5 billion a year and create more than 14,000 jobs trade >> we have about why ships right now at the port that are docked and we should not -- they are not being worked. the status of those ships is basically if we have a quick resolution, those ships can be worked. sometime in the next day or two.
if this extends longer than that , obviously, it is a fluid situation. reevaluate it at that time. >> members of the international longshoremen's association have not been able to reach an agreement with the steamship trade association. they said the big sticking points are safety and pay. >> we are working in cold water with salt water flowing in our faces. there is no reason to want to give the workers anything. >> i have been her down here couple of times. i have had carbon monoxide poisoning and had my neck and back hurt and my knee messed up. jobs are very dangerous. we deal with a lot of weight here. they easy to get hurt. >> are sappointed the workers have chosen to disrupt service at the port and said they have been in negotiations with the ila since january to ratify a local contract after a national
agreement was reached last december. angelo said that agreement prohibits strikes and says it is possible they cld get an injunction to force the workers back on the job but the ila remains optimistic they could reach a compromise. headway, theyg are talking. we should be at the table friday with usmx and management and ourselves. --how long will this take you be on strike? >> as long as it takes. >> they believe they will be back to work and this will be resolved. >> the water is back on in some of downtown's busiest buildings the crew sayhey are working to fix the broken main. sky team 11 was over the scene where public works officials say a 10 inch main broke eating the national aquarium, power plant, and the columbus center without water for about four hours. public works crews are working to dig up and repair the broken
main and are warning drivers to avoid that area. right now come a two lanes on pratt street are closed as well as marketplace between lombard and pratt. >> detectives are looking for the gun man who killed a 25- year-old man late tuesday night. the shooting happened after 11:00 p.m. in the 3700 block of reisterstown road. the victim died at the hospital from what police say was a gunshot wound to the head. bale is demand -- denied for the carjack vi ripken . it comes 18 months after she was kidnapped and released by man who still has not been caught. lowell melser joins us in bel air with the latest. >> it was no bail for 33-year- old jesse bowen who police say tried to carjack vi ripken yesterday with a bb gun. he admitted that he "made a
mistake" and was having a problem with drugs. famedken, mother of oriole cal ripken was involved in another kind -- crime in aberdeen. lester she was taken at her home by gunpoint and driven around for hours before the suspect abandoned the car. although the picture of the man has been widely distributed and cal ripken, junior offered a reward, the man was never caught. in this latest case this was before 3 p.m. tuesday afternoon, 33-year-old jesse bowen approached vi ripken brandishing a firearm that turned out to be a bb gun and demanded her blue buick. she had the panic button on her keyfile, scaring him away and ran into the bank and a teller call 911. a descriptionlice
and they were able to get an image often need for -- and nearby atm which one investigator recognized and police were able to locate and 1400 lockup on the post street near his girlfriend's home. junior was approached by photographers and said that his mother was doing better. >> she is doing pretty well. court for a bail review. he has 12 prior arrest on his convictions and six pending cases. one of those is a felony. he has a six-year-old son and held a job as a referrer for contractor in aberdeen. told records reveal he police he "had a mistake and had a drug problem." -- as far asfar as vi ripken is concerned, please
feel this is a string of bad luck and this is not related. >> this appears to be more of a crime of opportunity than it is anybody being targeted. bowen faces a laundry list of charges. apparently as, bowen was trying to rob vi he told her he was having a bad day and she said so was she. >> william kern is charged with assault for shooting a cadet during a training exercise. the prosecution told the jury the case is about choices, actions that violated the law, and reckless disregard for public safety. the defense contends kern's actions were not -- were a
mistake. he wore his service revolver during training and said he accidentally or the wrong weapon. >> the training gun was in his pocket and the service revolver was in the holster. how do you get those two mixed up? fired theought he training weapon at a door to teach the recruits a less -- a lesson when he saw them lingering in a hallway. the judge said a reasonable officer would not have fired anything and would rather have communicated that lesson. > a lawyer for one of the u.s. naval academy midshipmen accused of sexual assault is asking for the superintendent of the academy to be removed from the case. under rmal protocol the superintendent decides who serves on the court-martial panel buan attorney for it josh tate told a judge tuesday night that michael miller, the vice admiral, was unfit for the position. he decided to referred the case to a cart or show the spite a
recommendation not to do so. thats one of two athletes was [inaudible] look at aan has a debate over new school. >> terence want to find out if their child will have a seat in that new school. month wait to return to the football field and for ravens linebacker. the happiest you have ever heard a player about the chance for practice. later in sports. >> a chance of showers headed for thursday. we will sort it out with the seven-day forecast coming up >> the committee help to pick
which children get to i attend a new school is having a meeting. >> the same group that faced off in a memorable fashion with the baltimore county executive earlier this year. >> it has been six months since the heated standoff. construction is taking place but it will not be long for parents find out if their children get to attend the new school. the school is starting to take shape but the project is built -- still not sitting well with
residents. >> the traffic is frightening when all the construction trucks are going. they speed as much as the traffic. >> it was one of the concerns expressed when the superintendent showed for the ground breaking. to drawittee help school boundary lines have been trying to listen to parents acre to learn if their child will lend a seat in the new school. the principal says he does not have an inside track. >> i do not have the last say. i am a principal of the school and we will welcome with open arms whomever it is that is fortunate enough to come to this exciting new school. >> a new -- a member is hoping the new building will help to ease tensions among those still opposed to the project. >> this is a new school with a new community. it is excited to be the first
grade, fifth grade in these new places so i think parents are a part of the process. we create community at our school. >> that is what parents whose forced tore first -- learn and overcrowded school buildings are counting on. the committee meeting started half an hour ago. it is the first of four meetings. >> now, your 11 insta weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> afternoon temperatures close to normal. morning lows quite mild. the temperatures will not be able to cool much. the low is 58 degrees. that is 13 degrees warmer than a normal low this time of year. check out the record highs. both set in the 19th century. 90 the record high in 1897. 30 81876.
in 1876.cord high you can get some chilly air toward the end of next week. patterns will change and bri us a shot of the wintry cold air. mild around the beltway. if you like this warmer weather pattern, enjoy it while it lasts. 70 down at crisfield. the clouds are not producing rain here but you watch the showers on the pennsylvania turnpike tracking northeast create in the mountains there is a chance of a light shower or sprinkle and they will have the best chance for rain in the region over the course of the next 36 hours. baltimore tonight just cloudy. atdowntown and the sunset 6:26 p.m. there is that line of showers along the cold front which will make its way through baltimore tomorrow. our best chance for rain will be in the evening hours, late afternoon rush-hour into the
evening but the front will get past us so the dryer with a behind it comes in for friday and we should hold for most of the weekend. there we are tomorrow morning with clouds in the area. but skies arein cleared out and friday should feature lots of sunshine and slightly cooler temperatures. we will see some clouds because another front will be approaching. right now five -- favoring a dry but cloudy saturday with temperatures closer to normal. 68-73 tomorrow and southeast winds at five. winds on the bay will be light and waves only one foot with to water temperatures in the mid to upper 60's. oyster maryland has the chance for rain tomorrow but it will be onny and some clouds saturday. it will be chilly out west, 53 for the high in far western maryland on friday. eastern shore locations, 72 with a sprinkle in the afternoon and a better chance for rain tomorrow night that returning to
sunny skies on friday. coastal areas, the chance for rain is toward sunset or beyond and we should clear up for friday and the weekend. we will stay in the 70's more -- one more day trade 69 to 65 over the weekend with lows in the 40's and chilly monday morning, upper 30's to around 40. a stronger cold front arrives tuesday and that will usher in some chilly air trade wednesday's hi 57. >> every nfl team hopes to find ways to improve in the second half of the season. usually easier said than done. the ravens saw one of the ways it could happen with them with mcclain.n of jameel he suffered a spinal cord contusion that ended his season. he remains on the reserve physically unable to perform. he has three weeks before they have to make a roster move. john harbaugh makes it clear he
has no intention of rushing the linebacker into the night -- line up. he does not know when he will see his next game but he knows that day finally look sooner rather than later. >> i feel ready to month ago when you ask me i feel ready all the time. that does -- decision is not mine and i do not have to worry about it. all i have to worry about is being ready and being in shape. ravens or the steelers stay into first place, the shooting -- showdown may lack some of the national cachet. it carries huge way. the first time since john harbaugh arrived, neither team have a winning record. theravens want to head into week with positive momentum and the steelers as you would expect have a completely different take. pittsburgh sees this week as a chance to climb back into the
division race at the raven's expense. new season, old rivalry, game on. >> we have games coming up that if we go and play the right way and win these games we're back and this is the first opportunity we have to do that. if we win this game we will have four losses and so will the baltimore ravens and it puts us in the race with them. blowing a three games to one leg in the national championship series the cardinals came in with the three games to one lead over the alley dodgers. game five today in los angeles. dodgers up 4-2 as they play in the sixth inning at shabazz -- chavez ravine. dodgers win this game it is a 3-2 series. if they win the next game and tied 3-3, the squeeze is on the cardinals.
>> the u.s. senate has reportedly struck a last-minute deal to avert a default on the nation's dad and and the government shutdown and a vote is expected sometime this evening. we will have the details and local reaction. the port of baltimore is closed as longshoremen are on strike. the latest on the stories and more on 11 news >> it was still kind of nice.
>> temperatures close to 70 and warmer than normal. back around that 70 are tomorrow. showers in the afternoon and evening. it gets out of here in time for friday. sunny skies and cooler, partly cloudy through the weekend. highs in the 60's and those in the 40's. at trend toward chilly air next week. monday looks cool and a second front on tuesday and that gets even colder. we might see our first frost or phrase by thursday morning a week from tomorrow. by thursday morning a week from tomorrow. great football weather. >> thanks for joining us. >> nbc nightly news is next. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the
on our broadcast tonight, the deal to avert an economic catastrophe and re open the federal government. is this any way to run a country? tonight, late details on the deal and senator john mccain joins us live. plus, fed up with washington for kicking the can down the road again. the growing frustration tonight across this country. air scare. an emergency in the skies over texas. tonight the explosion and fire and why passengers on board the plane thought it was time to say good-bye to their family members on the ground. and the salute from a badly wounded american soldier. last night we showed you the photo getting so much attention. tonight the remarkable personal story behind it. "nightly news" begins now.
good evening. there is not much time to lose and this one is poised to go down to the wire tonight. but it appears the united states will avoid -- just barel avoid the economic damage from defaulting on the debt while also ending the government shutdown which for millions of americans has been our long national nightmare for the past 16 days. for the republicans in congress who caused this to happen it may be a long walk home. the party has been hurt. people have been hurt. mostly it's had a corrosive and damaging effect on how american s view the people they elect and send to washington. tonight standard & poor's put it is cost of the shutdown thus far at $24 billion. that's $24 billion worth of
self-inflicted wound. we begin tonight with kelly o'donnell on capitol hill. what's the latest from there? >> reporter: well, brian, a solution has been a struggle every step of the way, including the behind-the-scenes work today to turn a handshake into what is now a 35-page bill ready for the senate to deal with tonight before the deadline, but not leaving much time for it to unravel. it is expected the senate will get a big bipartisan vote and that's needed to keep pressure on the house where the deal is still unpopular with many republicans. with time and options vanishing by the moment, congressional republicans blinked. >> i guess for a brief moment reality set in. what can i tell you? >> reporter: today tea party house republicans conceded defeat but remain defiant. >> we are glad we outlined the difficulties with obama care. we took charge at this and fell short. >> i don't think anybody believes that when you stand and fight on principle that you lose. >> reporter: senators put together a fragile compromise
t both parties fear any last minute conservative reresistance. a cliff hanger involving ted cruz. fellow republican senators said they didn't know if their colleague would try to block a deal because cruz had been lying low, until republicans met privately today. swamped by cameras, cruz briefly upstaged senate leaders who were about to announce their bipartisan deal while he announced his decision to stay out of the way. >> i have no objection to the timing of this vote. the reason is simple. there is nothing to be gained from delaying this vote one day or two days. the outcome will be the same. >> reporter: after all this the senate compromise is a short-term deal. the federal government could re-open and operate through january 15, borrow money until february 7th. after that date, treasury could prioritize bills until a new debt limit is authorized. it guarantees back pay for furloughed federal workers. after conservatives fought to
defund or delay obama care, the only provision linked to the health care law -- income verification for those applying for subsidies to buy insurance. house speaker john boehner did not go to the cameras but called a hometown radio station in cincinnati to announce this battle is over. >> well, listen, we have been locked in a fight over here trying to bring government down to the size, trying to do our best to stop obama care. we fought the good fight. we just didn't win. >> reporter: house republicans tell us that in their private meeting they gave speaker boehner a standing ovation. despite this defeat and the bruises they say there is no challenge plan to his leadership. boehner acknowledges it may take democrats to get it passed tonight. he predicts the government could re-open tomorrow. brian? >> kelly o'donnell at the hill. let's check in with the other component of this. the other end of pennsylvania avenue at the white house. chuck todd standing by on the north lawn. chuck, what's the situation there? >> reporter: well, the white
house and the president in particular have been trying to be careful not to say too much. they don't want to upend the deal. they have been very quiet today. they were very quiet yesterday. it almost looked as if they were being a bystander. but remember, brian, this was his strategy. months ago he told senate democratic leaders and house democratic leaders he was not going to give in on this. he didn't want them to give in. no negotiating over the debt the limit. there is a belief here in the white house that they feel they have won on that battle and that they have helped future presidents down the road because they think that's the wrong way to go. but they are trying not to gloat because, after all, brian, we have opened up government for all of 90 days. >> chuck todd, north lawn of the white house tonight. thanks. here in new york on wall street today, strong indications of the deal all day long sent the three major indexes up, the dow gained 205 points after the day's trading. then there is the anger
across this country. disgust with congress, the president, the process and the people asking if this is i any i way to run a country. we asked nbc's kevin tibbles to go out there and listen to what some folks were saying today. he's in milwaukee for us tonight. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, news of a prospective deal has been met with a clek tif sigh of relief but in cities like milwaukee here the public frustration with the nation's politicians has reached the boiling point. there is a chill in the air in milwaukee, wisconsin. summer's on the way out in this hardworking city by the lake, home to american icons like harley-davidson and brands like miller brewing. a chill on the street, too, toward the nation's capital. >> the nation is representing itself. it ain't about us. it's about them, know what i mean ? they are the ones eating good. we ooer just out here. >> it's very disappointing.
i'm losing faith in our politicians. they are not acting in in our best interest. >> reporter: news from washington has been met with with relief in miami. >> it's fabulous. it's great. about time. i don't know what took them so long. >> reporter: from new jersey where voters in a special election seat vote are sending a message. >> an car my may not be a bad idea. >> reporter: to a farmers market in los angeles. >> it's probably another kick the can down the road. >> number 124, please! >> reporter: back in milwaukee they are still stopping for frozen custard at gillis's, a wisconsin favorite. what do you think is going on in washington, d.c. right now. >> oh, you asked the wrong guy. you will never put on television what i think is going on. >> i think it is time for our country to come together and truly compromise. >> reporter: some say they are cynical about government, lurching from crisis to crisis. >> they are messing with the market. the market is up because --
surprise, surprise -- they are going to fix it. >> reporter: do you think there are any great leaders in washington today? >> no. none that i know of. >> reporter: you wear the flag proudly on your shoulder. are you confused? >> yes, i am. they should be thinking about the flag and not themselves. and the people of the united states. >> reporter: tonight, americans happy for resolution, but many are asking at what price. repairing that loss of faith in leadership may be congress's next and biggest challenge. brian? >> kevin tibbles sampling upon in milwaukee, wisconsin, for us today. kevin, thanks. we are joined here tonight by one of the republican veterans in the u.s. senate, a man who has expressed deep regret and anger over the damage this has done. senator john mccain of arizona. senator, let's talk about the damage in order to the country, to your party, your profession and how much of this do you lay at the feet of senator cruz from
texas? >> it's not -- we have damaged our credibility very badly. all of us. the president's numbers have gone down. democrats' numbers have gone down. republicans' numbers have gone down, only greater. it has eroded the confidence. you just showed it eroded the confidence on the part of the american people. remember that many of the members of the house were elected in 2010 promising to repeal or defund obama care. the problem with their strategy was that it was a fool's errand. we were not going to defund obama care. that's why we had an election in 2012. that's part of what that was all about. so it was a terrific mistake. we inflicted pain on the american people that was totally unnecessary. we cannot do this again. we republicans have a hole that we've got to come out of. obviously we're going to have to do the a lot of work. >> what about mr. cruz? that one member of the u.s. senate getting so much of the
attention. >> mm-hmm. well, he's entitled to his views. he's entitled to what he wants to do. he's responsible to the voters of the state of texas, but it wasn't senator cruz alone. part of it was selling the american people by a lot of organizations that somehow if we held out long enough that we would be able to do away with obama care. that's not how the american government works when you only have a majority in the house of representatives and democrats governing the senate and a democratic president. so it was a fool's errand. that's why some of us became so angry. i will do everything i can to fix obama care and defund campa. you can't do it with the situation that was. you deceive americans and that adds to the cynicism. >> senator, more broadly, is this the way we do business now
in washington? is consensus dead? is compromise dead? how about decorum? you have nicely passed it off but reevently congressman gomert of texas called you an al qaeda supporter and it hardly made a blip in all the talk. >> on that particular issue, sometimes those are comment s made of malice. if someone has no intelligence i don't view it as a malicious statement. you can't respond to that kind of thing. yes, there is polarization here and a lack of civility. i intend to maintain civility and respect the views of others. i also a intend to make it clear that we cannot do this kind of thing to the american people. you gave the numbers on billions of dollars. our system of government has to perform better. now some of us, 14 of us work together on a bipartisan basis.
we came up with a solution. so i think the lesson from this is there is a lot of us in the senate and i believe in the house that know the best way to address these issues is not what we just put the american people through. >> what about the fact, senator, that the solution now kicks the can down the road, puts off this crisis to create a possible other crisis after the first of the year? >> i hope we have learned a lesson not to do it again and sit down together and work out come promiezs. we can do it. i have seen it. i have done it. that's what the american people want from us u. i'm not giving up. i have faith in the american people and faith in these institutions. i enjoy the good fight but the time comes when you have to do what's right for the american people. >> on that note, senator john mccain, republican of texas. yet another eventful day -- republican of arizona.
wow. we see why that was in my head. senator, thank you very much. >> that's all right. >> another eventful day in the u.s. senate. still ahead for us tonight, a scare aboard a packed spirit airlines jet. engine failure now described as unusual and especially serious. later, the courageous story behind the salute seen around the world. la's known definitely for its traffic, congestion, for the smog. but there are a lot people that do ride the bus. and now that the buses are running on natural gas, they don't throw out as much pollution into the air. so i feel good. i feel like i'm doing my part to help out the environment. see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood.
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dfw. we get our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: it happened as the spirit flight took the off a. smoke quickly filled the passenger cabin. kate castle was on board. >> it started getting terrifying when the smoke came through, with the shaking and everything it added to it. >> reporter: casey rogers post ohhed this account on facebook. the first explosion was big, he said. the plane shook very hard. my friend said, casey, this is not good for us. i said, i know. then i smelled an electrical fire and said, do you smell that. he said yes. then a huge explosion and fire traveled past our window. i looked at my friend and he said, casey, i think this is it. rogers then thought of his family and said, that's when i sent what i thought was my last text to my wife. it was so hard to text because the plane was shaking so bad you couldn't hit the buttons.
the lady next to me was freaking out, he says. and others praying out loud, some crying, some praying in silence. fully, the plane landed safely in dallas. when ann en gin failure is uncontained the engine explodes potentially cutting into the fuselage. aif uh united nations analyst john cox via skype. >> they can strike parts of the airplane and do collateral damage. this can cause handling issues and be challenging to the pilot uh. normally the pilots will be able to make a safe landing. >> reporter: three years ago a qantas airline a-380 suffered an engine fire that nearly brought the plane down. the pilots landed in singapore. now the ntsb is investigating the close call over texas. tom costello, nbc news, washington. we are back in a moment with the out of this world discovery today at the bottom of a lake far away. we went out and asked people a simple question:
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finally tonight, about the photograph we showed you last night that generated such a huge response. it showed a u.s. army range er wounded in afghanistan. he was thought to be unconscious when they came in to award him the purple heart in the hospital. he started to raise his hand. he struggled with his doctors and his tubing because he was trying to form a salute. tonight with we want to tell you more about his story, a young man from since that the who has become an emblem for patriotism and resolve. our report tonight from nbc's harry smith. >> reporter: corporal josh hargis's salute brought tears to grown men's eyes. imagine what it meant to josh's wife taylor. >> moved me to tears.
i mean -- i think that's why it's gotten so much attention. out it's moving people. it's just such an amang thing that he's done and that he did. >> reporter: it's the salute seen around the world. >> i was amazed. i was just overcome with pride. that's my husband. he's an amazing man. >> reporter: because of a high school injury, hargis was denied entry into the army several times. when the army finally let him in, he blew through basic training and into ranger school, the elite infantry. hargis was on his fourth tour of duty in afghanistan. the salute didn't surprise his cam rads. >> everyone that knows josh isn't surprised. that's the map he is. >> reporter: they were on a mission southwest of kandahar when a suicide bomb debt natona and ieds erupted leaving hargis and a dozen others injured. four americans were killed.
pfc cody patterson, sergeant peters, first lieutenant jennifer moreno and sergeant patrick hawkins. taylor hargis hopes the picture of her husband serves as a re minder. >> it's hard for people to understand because it doesn't directly affect them. there are a lot of people who don't have anyone in their family in the military and they don't know. they don't know there are still fights being fought. they don't know there are still guys coming home injureded with life altering injuries. they don't know people are l laying life on the line and paid the ultimate price for their country. people don't no . >> reporter: taylor has been at his side. together anticipating a blessed event next spring. >> we are excited. i'm very early in my pregnancy. so it's still very new to us. i feel good. >> reporter: taylor said her husband is in good spirits, that he's a strong guy. that he's doing well.
and that they are thankful. >> i'm very fortunate that he's here. you know. i'm fortunate he's still alive and that we still get to have our life together. >> reporter: harry smith, nbc news. >> that is our broadcast on a wednesday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. we, of course, hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. right back here tomorrow evening. good night.