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"On long fence decks, pavers, and fences, go to long fence dot com today and schedule your free in home estimate. It is two ten. It has been a rough Wednesday to say the least for millions of air travelers here, and around the country, after FAA computer glitch temporary temporarily rather grounded flights. Flight operations have resumed, but there are still delays in cancellations. We're joining us live to talk more about what has happened, NBC News correspondent Tom Costello, who covers aviation among other things for the network. It's good to have you back, Tom. Thanks so much for joining us. You bet nice to see you guys. So first, what do we know about what went wrong here? Well, we know that this was a computer system called the notum system, which used to stand for notice to airmen and now stands to now stands for notice to air mission. This was a critical computer system that provides pilots with information about the airports that are going to. So if a runway is closed, if there's construction equipment out there or fire equipment or military airspace, whatever. It provides pilots with that real time updated data constantly. Well, that's just went down before the sun even came up. Especially affecting, as you would expect, east coast traffic first, and then as the east coast traffic started to try to get going this morning, pilots can't leave without that information. The FAA finally pulled the plug on commercial departures at about 7 a.m. and this landscape until 9 a.m. when they finally got the entire system back up, rebooted and verified. And so now the question is, well, what constant? We simply don't know yet. We had the FAA rather the DOT secretary Pete Buttigieg on MSNBC a short time ago and he said, we're not ruling anything out. We don't see any evidence of a hack, but we're not ruling anything out and could it have been a system, a software problem. We don't know yet. They don't know yet, but we're at 8000 delays nationwide right now. And 1200 cancellations. So as you know, that it's going to take a long time, at least for today, and probably well into tomorrow before that entire cascading ripple effect works its way through. Wow. What about a backup system or systems? Do they exist? And if so, why didn't they do something? Yeah, and the bottom line is we're told that the backup system was affected in some way. And how and why? I don't have the answers to that. And it sounds like at last check, the FAA, at least the folks from Washington didn't have an immediate answer either. Now, probably their IT people have a pretty good feel for it. The president has asked for an immediate report and Pete Buttigieg asking for an after hours after action immediate report as well. But guys, I've got some other news that's just breaking here. And that is that candidates, air navigation system. Its own notum program has been glitching today. And has been out today affecting air traffic in Canada. Now, it's been minor in Canada and we don't know if they know them system in Canada is linked to our system. It would not surprise me because of course flights are going back and forth across the border all the time. But that's going to add to the investigation. Any reason to believe at this point that there was some sort of cyberattack. The FBI tells us that they don't see any they did not see any signs of it this morning, but they would continue to investigate. And obviously there would be no shortage of actors who would love to take him at the United States right now. But we just simply don't have a reason to believe necessarily no hard evidence to suggest a hack at this point. I think the predominant theory is that this was probably a software glitch. Maybe they tried to do a push through a software upgrade that cost the system to glitch, but the bottom line is it's back up and running now, but we're dealing with the residual effects. Tom, thanks so much as always. You bet. NBC News correspondent Tom Costello. Up ahead on WTO, Bill safety demar Hamlin out of a buffalo hospital will talk to George Wallace. It's two 14. Ladies and gentlemen, it's official. Fast, just got a whole lot faster. Xfinity has the fastest Internet with up to 6 gig speed. You heard
"tom costello" Discussed on WTOP
"Aspen Hill at 61 and old town and 59 in rock creek park at ten 40. This past week and asked the spacecraft rammed an asteroid. It was an unprecedented test to see whether a potentially menacing space rock could be knocked off course to save earth, you know, worst case scenario type stuff. Stuff they used to do in the movies. Matt galactic Grand Slam occurred at a harmless asteroid that was only 7 million miles away. NBC News correspondent Tom Costello joined WTO's Mark and Deb to explain the importance of the mission, the bottom line here is that there are somewhere between 20 and 25,000 asteroids that NASA has identified and that they are close enough to earth that they have named. Now they don't believe any of those pose a risk to earth. However, there is always a threat that there's something out there that we haven't yet seen. And if we do get enough of a heads up, if NASA can say, you know, that particular asteroid could hit the earth in two, three, four, 5 years. And yet they could intercept it at a good distance and just nudge it off course. We may prevent a planet killer type of event like we had with the Yucatan Peninsula that wiped out the dinosaurs or by the way that mega meteor that exploded over Russia about 7, 8, 9 years ago, and it injured 1500 people. The bottom line is they want to have an option to deflect these types of asteroids and now they may have it because this was an absolute, as you said, a Grand Slam. Now, when will we get some data on what has happened since the collision? So again, the point is just to nudge it slightly off course. That's all they want to do. Just give it a bit of a nudge so that in theory, if they were trying to nudge it away from earth, it would work. Now we expect that data back within a week or more, probably a month before they get all the data because they're waiting for ground telescopes, space telescope data, as well as more trajectory information, analyzing exactly when dart, that's the name of the NASA spacecraft, impacted this particular asteroid and how effective it was so they've got a lot of analyzing the data to try to triangulate exactly whether they pushed it just a tad, of course. Tom, how long did it take this spacecraft to get to the asteroid? Because how much advance notice would we actually need in order to intercept something headed toward earth? You know, that's a great point. I mean, listen, it took them 7 years to build and launch this mission and intercept the asteroid. They actually launched last November. So this was about an 11 month ten and a half month mission. And depending on where the asteroid that you're worried about is what is trajectory is, you know, the more notice you get the better. And then of course you could build the bigger and bigger spacecraft. They want to have this kind of a connective opportunity to block something to move it off course. If it's not going to be a kinetic opportunity, then maybe they would have to use, for example, a nuclear weapon. But you don't want to just launch a nuclear weapon into space because you could create radiation in space. You could create a massive debris field, so the idea just to push it off course is really what their goal is. And the analogy that was used by the NASA folks is this was kind of like a golf cart hitting the Giza pyramid in Egypt. So, you know, just a tiny dent, but a dent may be all it really takes to be able to affect change and deflect an asteroid. By the way, big shout out. This was to Johns Hopkins, applied physics lab in Baltimore that was behind this mission, working for NASA and they absolutely nailed it. That's NBC News correspondent Tom Costello will have sports next. It's ten 44. Are
"tom costello" Discussed on WTOP
"Has rammed an asteroid in an unprecedented test to see if a potentially menacing space rock could be knocked off course. The galactic Grand Slam occurred at a harmless asteroid 7 million miles away. This happened last night and CBS make that NBC correspondent Tom Costello joined us earlier to explain the importance of this mission. The bottom line here is that there are somewhere between 20 and 25,000 asteroids that NASA has identified and that they are close enough to earth that they have named. Now they don't believe any of those pose a risk to earth. However, there is always a threat that there's something out there that we haven't yet seen. And if we do get enough of a heads up, if NASA can say, you know, that particular asteroid could hit the earth in two, three, four, 5 years. And yet they could intercept it at a good distance and just nudge it off course, then we may prevent a planet killer type of event like we had with the Yucatan Peninsula that wiped out the dinosaurs or by the way that mega meteor that exploded over Russia about 7, 8, 9 years ago, and injured 1500 people. That one we didn't see coming because it literally came from the direction of the sun, so the sun blinded our telescopes. The bottom line is they want to have an option to deflect these types of asteroids and now they may have it because this was an absolute, as you said a Grand Slam. Tom, how long did it take this spacecraft to get to the asteroid? Because how much advance notice would we actually need in order to intercept something headed toward earth? You know, that's a great point. I mean, listen, it took them 7 years to build and launch this mission and intercept the asteroid. They actually launched last November. So this was about an 11 month ten and a half month mission. And depending on where the asteroid that you're worried about is what is trajectory is, you know, the more notice you get the better. And then of course you could build the bigger and bigger spacecraft. They want to have this kind of a connective opportunity to block something to move it off course. If it's not going to be a kinetic opportunity, then maybe they would have to use, for example, a nuclear weapon. But you don't want to just launch a nuclear weapon into space because you could create radiation in space. You could create a massive debris field. So the idea just to push it off course is really what their goal is. And the analogy that was used by the NASA folks is this was kind of like a golf cart hitting the Giza pyramid in Egypt. So, you know, just a tiny dent, but a dent may be all it really takes to be able to affect change and deflect an asteroid. By the way, big shout out. This was the Johns Hopkins applied physics lab in Baltimore that was behind this mission, working for NASA and they absolutely nailed it. That is NBC correspondent Tom Costello. How a busy baker beat back foot pain. Meets anja, brownies, cupcakes, cookies. I love to bake. There have been times
"tom costello" Discussed on WTOP
"Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller today on the hill The House judiciary committee plans on Thursday to mark up numerous pieces of legislation They include a proposal to raise the age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 Illinois Republican Adam kinzinger believes that makes sense noting the gunman and several mass shootings was a teenager We just raised without really so much as a blink the age of purchasing cigarettes federally to 21 Kinzinger speaking recently on ABC The house proposals would also need Senate approval where more narrowly focused legislation is also under consideration A remote meeting will take place this week between Republicans and Democrats who are looking at red flag laws and expanding background checks On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO It was a rough weekend for some folks who had planned flights over the holiday weekend thousands of worldwide flights were canceled during the Memorial Day holiday And hundreds more were delayed NBC News correspondent Tom Costello tells you can blame across the board staff shortages The airlines are behind on pilots They don't have enough They're trying to staff up That's taking time The trouble is some of these airlines encourage the older pilots to retire during the pandemic and they never anticipated the surge in passenger volume Last summer and that it's continued of course into now And Tom says this is causing higher ticket prices and fewer flight options for travelers And he doesn't see any relief before the end of the summer And 6 55 money news 25 and 55 Let's check in with Jeff clay bob By the close today that I was down 223 points The S&P 500 down 26 the NASDAQ.
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"As we've been telling you and all the TLP the mayor of the Ukrainian port city of mirepoix says that more than 10,000 civilians have died in the Russian siege of his city and the full death toll could be more than twice that number This morning NBC nightly news anchor Lester holt with the latest President zelensky also saying the same thing that perhaps 10,000 or more tens of thousands of term he used may have been killed No one really knows We've seen the aerial pictures of just the shell of a city that's been virtually destroyed But we can tell you that has to be on the minds of a lot of people in the east of Ukraine because there are multiple signs that Russian forces are now pivoting They have a new commander with a ruthless reputation There are signs of an 8 mile long convoy and they may be turning toward the dome mass region to be the next and the sites of the Russian forces Interesting angle here Tell us about what your colleague Tom Costello has learned exclusively about problems with GPS signals in Ukraine Tom has been reporting on the Space Force and what's happening in space with regard to all this And apparently according to a four star general time interviewed the Russians have done some jamming of GPS signals and just around the edges of Ukraine Now that doesn't suggest they've made any offensive or aggressive actions toward the satellites in space but they have apparently locally on the ground jam these signals Keep in mind GPS is U.S. but it's free for everyone's use The U.S. couldn't turn it off If it wanted but it certainly recognizes that they're doing all they can to limit the effectiveness of Ukrainian forces by limiting the amount of GPS data they can get And turning our attention Lester here to the United States again COVID cases rise in some areas One major city even bringing back a mask mandate Yeah Philadelphia say it ain't so We're all watching carefully as these numbers begin to tick up However The White House health officials are basically saying they're not as alarmed as they might otherwise be because we're starting at a better place The number was had come down significantly So they're watching There are pockets pockets of the country where it's rising specifically.
"tom costello" Discussed on WTOP
"The mayor of the Ukrainian port city of Mary pole says more than 10,000 civilians have died in the Russian siege of his city and the full death toll could be more than twice that number Let's take you live now to NBC nightly news anchor Lester holt who's on the line with us These figures are again eye opening and very disturbing Lester but so has this whole war for the past two months or so What else are we hearing about the carnage in mariupol and apparent Russian attempts to cover it up Well the president zelensky also saying the same thing that perhaps 10,000 or more tens of thousands of term he used may have been killed No one really knows We've seen the aerial pictures of just the shell of a city that's been virtually destroyed But we can tell you that has to be on the minds of a lot of people in the east of Ukraine tonight because there are multiple signs that Russian forces are now pivoting They have a new commander with a ruthless reputation There are signs of an 8 mile long convoy and they may be turning toward the dome mass region to be the next and the sites of the Russian forces Interesting angle here Tell us about what your colleague Tom Costello has learned exclusively about problems with GPS signals in Ukraine Yeah Tom has been reporting on the Space Force and what's happening in space with regard to all this And apparently according to a four star general time interviewed the Russians have done some jamming of GPS signals and just around the edges of Ukraine Now that doesn't suggest they've made any offensive or aggressive actions toward the satellites in space but they had apparently locally on the ground jam these signals Keep in mind GPS is U.S. but it's free for everyone's use The U.S. couldn't turn it off if it wanted But it certainly recognizes that they're doing all they can to limit the effectiveness of Ukrainian forces by limiting the amount of GPS data they can get And turning our attention Lester here to the United States again COVID cases rise in some areas one major city even bringing back a mask mandate Yes Philadelphia say it ain't so We're all watching carefully as these numbers begin to tick up However the White House health officials are basically saying they're not as alarmed as they might otherwise be because we're starting at a better place The number was had come down significantly So they're watching There are pockets pockets of the country where it's rising specifically the northeast but right now they say based on what they saw in England a few weeks ago they're not overly alarmed by what we're seeing Lester great to have you once again Thanks for joining us All right thank you NBC nightly news anchor Lester holt you can catch NBC nightly news at 7 o'clock on NBC four Till I had so many people trying to get married this year the prices are way up We did find some ways to save money though 5 13 When.
"tom costello" Discussed on WTOP
"The average cost of gas is now $3 and 52 cents a gallon and it's costing about 47% more to heat your home compared to last year And the situation with Russia is escalating So things could get even worse Joining us live to go a little deeper on this is Tom Costello NBC News correspondent who covers aviation transportation economics and cybersecurity Tom always great to have you back here on WTO How high can these oil and gas prices go Well if you listen to what the experts say and they've told me they would not be surprised if they do in fact go over $4 a gallon as the national average but as you know we have different numbers across the country right So right now three 52 is the national average Go on to California It's four 75 If you're in the Bay Area they're pushing already pushing $5 So now the talk is if this incursion rather into Ukraine continues we will likely see four nationally pushing $6 a gallon out in California And we should make the point right away You may think wait a minute Why should I have to pay more if I'm here in Bethesda or Gaithersburg or are they ten Why should I pay more for Ukraine Well the reason is because the oil markets are global They're not local And as a result happens on the global oil market seen affects prices worldwide Is there a sense of how the recent sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S. will escalate this issue with prices Well that's the big question If we go into a series of sanctions and counter sanctions back and forth might we see an even more the answer is yes it is possible As you know the Germans have stopped the certification process for the new Nord stream two pipeline which was to carry gas from Russia to Germany to Europe That's been stopped It hasn't even opened yet So you know the German ambassador to the United States makes the point We are not yet dependent on Nordstrom Nord stream two in Europe but the fact that it's been cut off could in fact impact gas prices there and here And listen you know you think our heating prices are high European Europeans and prices have just gone through the roof because the Russians have been turning down the supply of gas for months now as a pressure tactic My own mother in law lives in Brussels her heating bills have just absolutely exploded this year Well so what can be done about this What's the way out Is there any relief for consumers anytime soon Well listen it's probably worth a dispelling a couple of minutes I get lots of emails and tweets from people saying this is all Biden's fault because we didn't open Keystone too The Keystone pipeline keep in mind the Keystone pipeline never did open And in fact at the moment we are still not at the point where U.S. oil producers and Canadian oil producers are still not pumping what they pumped pre-pandemic In other words they've not yet increased their production to where they were before pandemic when prices collapsed and demand collapsed And as a result they kind of cut back on their pumping And they've said they don't want to increase pumping right now because they want to stabilize their prices If you could talk to experts they say the open gas pipelines to come from Canada to the United States now they're not full because they're Canadians are not pumping at capacity So could we get the U.S. and Canadian providers to start pumping a capacity Number one that's a possibility You know the several democratic lawmakers talking about cutting the federal gas tax that would save 18 cents a gallon into your pocket as the consumer That's not yet law There's talk of it But Tapping the strategic petroleum reserve again the concern is that that in fact may not be the best idea You save the SPR for a national emergency And if we're going into an escalating conflict with Russia you want that as in your reserves just in case All right Tom thank you for your time we appreciate it That's NBC correspondent Tom Costello You listen to WTO for the latest news traffic and weather in your car but what about when you're not behind the wheel Download the news app to listen wherever you.
"tom costello" Discussed on WTOP
"51 now this afternoon AT&T and Verizon say they will postpone the rollout of additional 5G service near some airports after airlines said it could interfere with critical airplane technology Tom Costello covers transportation and cybersecurity for NBC News he explains 5G operates on a radio spectrum that the airlines say is a little too close for comfort to the radio spectrum They used for their radio altimeters Now their altimeters as you know that's the critical piece of technology in the cockpit that gives a pilots who are coming into an airport precise indication of how far they are from the runway How far from the ground The FCC says the networks are safe but the FAA has concerns and it says unless something is done to lower the risk of interference there would be disruptions to flights The White House says it plans to significantly increase efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have been torching parts of the western U.S. by more aggressively thinning forests around areas where nature and neighborhoods collide That's part of a $50 plan that agriculture secretary Tom vilsack says will focus on California Sierra Nevada mountains in Colorado's Rocky Mountains climate change is heating and drying out the west making wildfires more intense as people increasingly move into fire prone areas Serious concerns today about pedestrian safety in Montgomery county NBC force pat Collins reports police are investigating several deadly crashes all in less than 24 hours The numbers chilly Three accidents Three pedestrians dead Two of them hit and runs all of this in less than 6 hours I'm pat Collins details coming up News four In other news a guilty plea today in a case of modern day slavery investigators in England say they found a man had been living in a garden shed with no light or heat for four decades In his early 60s the man told rescuers he had worked on farms doing painting roofing and paving work and he was paid as little as ten pounds a day that's the equivalent of about $13 50 cents 56 year old Peter swales has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to organize the travel of a person for the purpose of exploiting him Up next in money news Record VC.
"tom costello" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Stream us live 23° at 1230 Good morning I'm James Sears Researchers look into why COVID can mess with smell and a big discovery on Mars The Blackhawks lost in Seattle three two the bulls lost a Memphis a 119 to one O 6 WGN traffic looking at the tri state tollway right now in accident is blocking the right lane southpaw near la Grange road Two bright lanes blocked with construction from mile long bridge to 95th street as well It appears the amaran surge is slowly starting to peak in some areas daily cases are down 25% in Washington D.C. nearly 22% in Vermont New York City New Jersey also report a 17% drop over the last week but for most of the nation the latest wave is still soaring Cases averaging almost a record 800,000 a day while deaths have jumped 52% since just New Year's Day Scientists say there's a genetic risk factor for loss of smell after COVID infection Mark Mayfield has more This discovery could bring experts closer to finding treatments for the virus as many as 1.6 million people in the U.S. still have a change in their ability to smell 6 months after contracting COVID 23andMe researchers conducted a study as part of a larger COVID project using a large body participants who have done a 23andMe test already I'm Mark Mayfield At Texas abortion case is on the move from the 5th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals to the state's Supreme Court The case in regards to the challenge the Texas abortion ban after 6 weeks which went into law last September Yesterday's move is expected to delay the lawsuit even longer which in turn keeps the abortion measure in place Tonight's CEOs from the largest airline and shipping carriers in the U.S. are asking for a block on 5G networks within two miles of airports Tom Costello has details The concern those 5G ground stations could disrupt a plane's radio altimeter which provides precise altitude readings when pilots land in poor visibility In a letter it was last night I represented this for ten carriers as the Biden administration to delay the rollout near major airports where the FAA restrictions go into effect once the technology goes like Wednesday The executives warned the nation's commerce will grind to a halt unless action is taken The Mars rover may have just discovered evidence of potential ancient life's new sediment samples taken from NASA's curiosity rover show the presidents of carbon that element is the foundation for all life on earth so the discovery reveals the red planet could have harbored life in an ancient time The forecast and the WGA Chicago weather center today partly sunny and windy a high of 40 Enjoy it because a surge of Arctic air Wednesday will plunge temps from 23°.
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"Trying to secure the same amazingly here. Nobody was injured tom. That is incredible. All right tom costello leading us on that breaking news. Tom thank you. I want to bring in meteorologist dylan dryer. Now she's tracking. The extreme weather. Frost night dylan walk us through the next few hours days. Hey town so far. The rain has been very very heavy across pennsylvania back into maryland. That's where we have. Our flash flood warnings right now because of the flooding potential we also could see that flooding accent up into new england overnight. We are going to see an additional five inches of rain. Widespread across the northeast with some storm. Totals as much as ten inches of rain. The ground is already saturated so that is why there is a huge flooding threat through the night. Also tornado threat up until ten pm tonight for the risk of very strong storms that could produce gusty winds as well. Tom or i will keep an eye on that storm. We're also getting new. Images tonight of the devastation. Either left behind in louisiana the crisis deepening residents including the elderly in a desperate scramble for basic supplies under that intense heat and nearly one million still without power or miguel. Almaguer is there tonight. This is the misery after the mayhem. The lines for basic services food fuel water in ice stretching for hours in communities where ida's devastation is no match for its aftermath off everybody out here on a day where sweltering temperatures reach dangerous levels. It's it's how we have people in their eighties and nineties year. It's saint martin manner. A senior community in new orleans home to one hundred and fifty is still in the dark. Disabled residents forced into the lobby as rooms easily. Top one hundred degrees seventy four year old joann. Moss suffers from severe asthma for three days unable to power her breathing machine. How much longer do you think you can last year came. I came.
Canada Reopens Border for Vaccinated Americans
"A big day for families separated over a year as canada reopened. Its border to fully vaccinated americans. Tom costello is there. The cars were lined up at the border at midnight. Americans many with family. In canada to crossover from washington state to the detroit windsor bridge. My mother is going to be ninety. Four and october and that i mean i haven't seen her in year and a half to buffalo where the can cage just want to hold their canadian grandkids. I'll be the best grandma again and it'll just be fine. Americans who want to cross into canada must use the arrived. Can app upload proof of vaccinations and a negative covert. Pcr test within the last seventy two hours. I've got the app got my passport. Got my vaccine card and they get a pr test. I was across the border in five minutes today. But while canada is slowly reopening to american tourists the us is not opening the border to canadians costing billions in lost tourist dollars near buffalo. Tom's restaurant has been closed since march of twenty twenty. Where all missing a piece of good business because the border is not open. Canada is actually ahead of the us. In vaccinations seventy one percent of all canadians have received. At least one does compared to fifty eight percent of all americans yet the white house keeping. Us borders closed to ground traffic. Well i think that's utterly ridiculous Given the fact that we have all been admonished To follow the science to follow the facts here in canada widespread widespread frustration. That america won't let non americans and for at least another two weeks. Even as canada welcomes their vaccinated american neighbors.
Jeff Bezos to Blast Into Space Aboard New Shepard Rocket Ship
"Just as millions of americans wake up tomorrow morning. We should be hearing about the fate of jeff bezos. His brother and two other notable passengers as the richest man in the world launches the four some into sub orbital space. It's amazon prime on steroids. They're ride we'll be on blue origin. The space tourism company. That bezos founded lift those who can afford it into the wild blue yonder our report from the launch site in west. Texas tonight from nbc. News correspondent tom castillo in remote van horn texas. Anticipation is building the launchpad forty-five miles out in the desert set for billionaire. Jeff bezos slipped off this morning on today. Bezos industry fellow passengers were giddy with excitement. People who say they go into space. They come back changed. I can't wait to see what is going to do to me. While blue origin has flown fifteen unmanned test flights this will be the first to carry passengers. Bazo will take seat number six the simulator. An exact replica of the capsule that will carry all four sixty two miles high for three minutes of weightlessness and six massive windows. As you're essentially it feels like the earth is falling away from you to your window. Exactly like richard branson's virgin galactic. Paying passengers are already signing up eventually blue origin plastics and six passengers at a time into space from this launch pad and the west texas desert but unlike a nasa rocket or the virtual space plane. There are no professional astronauts or pilots on board. It is all controlled from the ground. Blue origin insist. The ship is loaded with safety backups. With the bezos great escape so for nine am eastern. Tom costello nbc news van horn texas
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"To have caused minimal damage to us businesses. But we're still gathering information to the full extent of the attack. The white house says the. Us has not yet determined russia's role this time and tomorrow the president will meet with top government experts on how to counter these ransomware attacks. Kate kelly o'donnell at the white house the battle of the space billionaires bezos versus branson could soon be over in just four days. Sir richard branson is set to lift off and he gave tom costello and exclusive tour of his spaceship for someone who's lived a life of daring adventure. It's down to the final preparations. Richard branson now just days away from realising his dream of floating in space in his own ship. You have spent seventeen years and now it's coming true is definitely pinch yourself. Moment launching from the new mexico desert branson's unity spaceship latched to a mothership. This is the mother ship named after my mum. Eve won't cut free at forty thousand feet. Unity will rocket to fifty miles high crossing the threshold of space where branston and future pain passengers will get three minutes to float weightless and gaze at the earth and at that moment we will have become astronauts and likely to win the race with fellow. Billionaire jeff basil's scheduled to write his own rocket into space nine days. Later is a little competition with bezos. Nobody'll believe me. I say honestly there isn't there's room for both space tourism companies. He says already. Seven hundred people had paid at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars to fly on his ship. Flying with branson on sunday three virgin employees and fulfilling a dream branson has had since he was a teenager. It's the most incredible life. And i appreciate every minute of it. It's good to be a billionaire. Tom costello nbc news at new mexico. Spaceport i don't believe him up next how to avoid getting priced out when you're buying a home this month marks twenty five years since the twa flight eight hundred disaster which triggered one of the largest and most expensive investigations in history but for the families of those lost a memory seared into their hearts. Here's peter alexander. Twenty five years later joe. Listener still vividly remembers that. Call his wife pam with her daughter. Shannon and katie checking in just before boarding twa flight. Eight hundred could hear the girls running game enjoy themselves and having a great time and they were so excited to be going to paris. That is thought the wallin's live with me. They are flight from. Jfk exploded shortly after takeoff crashing into the atlantic. All two hundred thirty people on board lost in some ways. It seems like it's in other ways seems like a very long time. The four year investigation. That followed was unprecedented. The ntsb determining the crash was likely the result of an electrical spark that set off fumes in the center fuel tank. Investigation.
"tom costello" Discussed on NBC Nightly News
"It's a july fourth getaway looking more like a thanksgiving trouble rush from the roads to the airports forty eight million of us probably more are on the move. The second busiest independence day weekend ever. Yeah excited to get out of the house like everyone else and we're paying more at just about every turn hotel prices up to thirty five percent more over. Last year rental car prices up eighty six percent and gas prices are rebounding along with the economy now. Averaging three twelve a gallon nearly a dollar more than a year ago. Bob jackson gassing up in philly they get enough here to get over the bridge by new jersey where people californians are paying the most four twenty eight a gallon. Mississippians are paying the least to seventy five. While the vast majority of us are traveling by car. Two point one million people went through. Tsa check points on thursday people already. People can't wait to get out. Can't wait because the surge airline traffic came on so fast. Many airlines weren't ready didn't have enough planes now. Planes are full. United airlines ceo. Scott kirby now expects a surge of returning business travelers in the fall. I think zoom is going to be a great replacement for phone calls. But it's not going to be a great replacement for in person interacts. Meanwhile amid a staggering. Thirty two hundred reports of bad passenger behavior this year including onboard fights. The faa is now using children to appeal to adults to behave. Fighting is not good. When you're on a plate yell and they hugo that stuff i would be really scared destructive pilot against that guy
"tom costello" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"In the housing. The holiday travel period begins with a record breaking 43 million people expected to hit the roads this weekend. NBC's Tom Costello says You're also paying more at the pump. If you are traveling, you know, you've got to expect to pay more at the gas pump. 3 12 is now the national average for a gallon of gas. Drivers in California, paying the most at 4 29, followed by Hawaii and Washington. Nearly four million people will take to the air this week this weekend Friday and Monday will be the busiest times on the roads. And new research says more and more pets are overweight. Banfield Pet Hospital says there was a 108% increase in dogs who were either overweight or obese between 2011 and 2020. Traffic and weather together. Here's Dana Heavy Roger might. Monterey Bay Aquarium and right now heavy traffic moving this way. Fairfield area from 6 80. The man will campus in his jammed up and when you get closer, Davis slow and go starting at 1 13 and going all the way to the causeway before it starts clearing up and we have a report of a fire. This is terminus Rhoda Jackson Slew another one eastbound 80 and Mary's Ville Boulevard. Small fires starting up on the shoulder play pool, sea otters Why she fishes, mesmerizing jelly, swirling sardines. When's the last time you visited Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Get ready to fall in love all over again. Choose your awesome day and time by making a reservation at Monterey Bay aquarium dot org. Traffic on the tens, every 10 minutes mornings and afternoons from the Bonnie leading the way home Traffic Centre. Dana has news 93.1 kfbk sunny and warm today, a high of 95 in Sacramento. Tomorrow, Topping out around 94 93 on Independence Day will be in the low sixties at night this week, Right now, 89 Degrees and Sunny in Sacramento. John Brennan. Easy News. 93.1 kfbk Stuff Hate in less than 30 minutes, breaking news the second it happened on Sacramento's new 93.1 kfbk. Hong Kong. Um, come.
CDC updates travel guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated
"Now. The cova crisis a new cdc guidance on travel while still urging americans against nonessential travel those fully vaccinated are now considered low risk at tom costello reports. There's concern about this holiday weekend heading into the easter weekend concern. Tonight that's super spreader. Events could undermine progress against the pandemic leading to a potential fourth wave as nearly nine hundred people are still dying every day. Crowds expected from beaches to backyards at airports. Nationwide a year of cabin fever quickly turning into the great escape. One and a half million air travelers on thursday alone with twenty two percent of us adults now fully vaccinated the cdc still recommending against non essential. Travel is also offering new travel guidelines fully vaccinated travelers. Do not need to be tested before or after traveling in the us unless their destination requires it and there is no need to self quarantine fully vaccinated grandparents can to visit their healthy grandkids without getting a covid. Nineteen test or quarantining internationally. Many countries are still restricting travel. But the cdc says those who are fully vaccinated and do travel internationally. Do not need to get a cova test. Before leaving the us unless required by their destination those passengers should get a negative test before returning to the us. But they don't need to quarantine when they get home. Also tonight with the picking up airlines are starting to do away with many of the waivers. They've issued for ticket change vs during the pandemic airlines right now are starting to roll back waivers on the cheapest there's out there the really dirt cheap advanced purchase their tickets
"tom costello" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Much 6 16 on Colorado's Morning news. Our top stories. Well, you've heard of the UK variant of covert 19 and the one from Brazil. Now there's a new strain from South Africa that's causing concern. It is diminished somewhat the capability of the vaccine to protect but and this is an important but the vaccine's still is effective against this strain. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Fox News says the vaccine can be upgraded to protect against new strains. The one from South Africa has not yet reached the U. S. Vaccinations can happen quickly enough as the U. S. Is on, pasted another grim milestone Now the seven day moving average of vaccinations, it's up. A million a day. But they also warned that we're going to hit a death toll of more than 500,000 in February. NBC's Tom Costello CD Cheap, projecting tens of thousands of more Americans going to die of Corona virus infections over the next few weeks, Oklahoma's attorney general is helping the state's Health Department cell, a stockpile of the drug that former President Trump called a miracle cure for the virus. Health Department bought $2 million worth of Governor. Polish says he plans to work closely with the feds to make sure any new policies work in Colorado within away again and my Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville resort empire coming to New York's Times Square this spring. The project includes a 234 room hotel with five of Buffett's signature restaurants and bars. And the only after swim cool in Times Square. All right, Sounds also, he's making money. Hand over fist. I mean, just what do you mean his music But this music? Yeah, His music made him a little bit of money He's making probably more now coming up. It's one thing most Americans can agree on, and that's the need for a major government overhaul. We'll talk about what that would look like. Next. It's 6 24, but first Traffic.
"tom costello" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"With roadwork happening on the turnpike South found after 27th Avenue, blocking your right lane onto Miami Dade roadwork on the turnpike South phone on the ran from the shoulder that on ramp is closed. I'm Ricky Verso News Radio 6 10 W. Y o D. A little bit warmer than what we've seen already starting out the morning with 72 degrees in Fort Lauderdale and 71 heading toward Darryl. It's now 501 CDC director Dr were show Wollensky is painting a grim picture this ongoing Corona virus pandemic. NBC's Tom Costello reports on the effort to speed up vaccine distribution, but the military is now likely to get involved in the rollout of the vaccines. FEMA requesting 10,000 troops. Help with the administration of the vaccines in 100 sites spread out across the country. Wolinsky kicked off the first briefing and the new White House coronavirus response team yesterday, noting the more than 425,000 Americans have been killed by the virus. She did express optimism about the success of vaccination, saying they're safe. They're effective. Loading growing concerns about the various virus variants and also added the global health officials are keeping a close eye on it, she did warn, just like other experts, now is not the time to travel. Over 100. More deaths here in Florida over 8400 new cases, The positivity rate confirmed to be over 10% on the right side. Almost 22,000 people, according to the Department of Health, got the second dose. So the covert vaccine For the first time in nearly a year, the Miami Heat hosting about 1500 fans at tonight's game against the Clippers, an effort to keep the Corona virus out of the arena. They're asking ticket holders to be screened by one of four cova detecting dogs. Adding innovative tools like dogs. Sniffing, of course, is really exciting, but it shouldn't give this false sense of security. Epidemiologist, Dr John Brownstein stresses testing should remain the gold standard. The team will offer rapid testing to those who don't want to be sniffed, but it could take up to 45 minutes to get the results and towards open just a half hour before tip off. Coming up on 503 Today marks 35 years since space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after blasting off from Cape Canaveral. Just traveling up three. Engine out. 104% Challenger! Go it Throttle up Trauma. One minute 15 seconds 30 2900 ft per second altitude. Nine nautical miles downrange distance. 79 across seven people.
Woman investigated for allegedly stealing Pelosi's computer surrenders
"Pennsylvania woman wanted for her role in the capital riots been taken into custody. The FBI says she intended to send a computer stolen from Speaker Pelosi's office to Russian intelligence. NBC reporter Tom Costello says Riley Williams was seen on video near Pelosi's office during the seed. Investigators believe that deal with the Russians fell through and Williams either still had the computer or she's destroyed it. Pelosi's chief of staff, says the laptop was only used for presentation.
"tom costello" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Said We want to change way marched we organized. We voted. But apparently they didn't hear us. Now It's time to make ourselves loud and clear. Our vote is our voice, and we're still speaking vote early for Democrats and the January 5th election. Let's get the change. We need visit. I will vote calm to make a plan to vote paid for by the DSCC DSCC that organ not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. NBC NEWS Radio. I'm Michael Kastner. Voters in Georgia will decide today which party will control the U. S. Senate for the next two years. Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Leffler being challenged by Democrats Jonno soft and Rafeal warning in two races that have attracted the attention of the entire country. Arizona is suffering the highest rate of new coronavirus cases in the nation again. Mark Mayfield fills us in infections have skyrocketed over the past seven days with 57,000 positive tests. That's a 32% jump from the week before. No relief in hospitals. Either is ICU beds have been just about full since November. 29th. The CDC puts California second for its rate of new cases, followed by Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas. Drugmaker Moderno will increase the number of Corona virus vaccines It'll produce this year. Tom Costello reports that a man for vaccinations is overwhelming. We have seen people lining up for hours on end. Standing in line senior citizens to get vaccines in those states, which are allowing seniors to get their vaccines already in Florida. Some people literally have been spending more than 24 hours in line sleeping in their cars. Moderna says at least 600 million doses will be made a 20% increase. Us will get 100 million doses by the end of March. Another 100 million are expected by June. Many Americans started receiving this stimulus payments just days before the new year..
"tom costello" Discussed on KTOK
"Don't travel for Thanksgiving this year, but all possible, But many Americans can't resist the need to be with family and friends tomorrow, NBC's Tom Costello says Air Travel is down somewhat. But if you look at what's happening nationwide, we've got about a million people a day now traveling That is up significantly from what we've seen over the last few weeks. In fact, that's the highest number since the pandemic began back in March. Many more people are traveling by the family car as usual. The incoming by the administration is beginning to reach out to the outgoing Trump Administration Now that there is a green light to do so. A member of the White House coronavirus Task Force Admiral Bret Jawad, tells MSNBC. What contact is being made? I personally have been contacted by several members of the public health. Team on the new administration. Informally, we have not had formal transitions. But even today, ah formal transition between the Biden team and Operation Warp speed is happening. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's spoken with Biden chief of staff Wrong Plane. Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani is speaking at an event held by Pennsylvania Republicans to make several claims of voter fraud during the 2020 election in Gettysburg, Giuliani said the Trump campaign has been denied the opportunity to speak out by big tech and big TV networks. In a scathing op ed for USA Today, Georgia's secretary of state, says President Trump threw him under the bus. Sarah Bartlett has details in it. Brad reference. Burger seems to respond to the president who recently criticized him for not allowing his team to look at signatures on Georgia's mail in voter envelopes, claiming they would find tens of thousands of illegal votes in the op ed reference. Burger, who says he and his family are Trump supporters writes that he thought to uphold the integrity of the election. Multiple reports say. Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. You're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. Heart radio goes one on one with Luke Bryan to touch on how there's no set formula for marriage, and he even gives us some tips. When we know we need a little bit of time together. We just try to go have some time together and And obviously having a crazy house full of kids and stuff like that. There's so many factors that are going on that can make me and Caroline get a little off touch, so we just try toe. We just try to take a step back and.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution faces logistical challenges
"Drug. Giant pfizer requested emergency authorization today for its covid vaccine which it claims is ninety. Five percent effective. Tom costello has late. Details it's shaping up to be the fastest vaccine development and us history after forty four thousand. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves. Pfizer today became the first drug company to seek emergency. Fda authorization for a covert nineteen vaccine. We will continue. The work already underway to make sure we can begin shopping. The vaccine immediately after radiation. We're approval vaccine maker. Moderna also expected to its data soon putting both companies on track for fda clearance within weeks. We could have a decision from fda and within twenty four hours of that we will have started distributing millions of doses of safe and effective vaccine to begin protecting our most vulnerable across america. Here are five key steps to authorization. The vaccine trials include at least thirty thousand people who are diverse in race age and risk groups. The fda requires two months of follow up safety data before drugmakers can even submit for emergency use side effects typically appear in the first two months so far both companies report. No serious side effects both pfizer and madeira claimed their vaccines are ninety. Five percent effect to the question will they completely prevent a cova one thousand nine infection and how long that protection. Last the fda's advisory panel will convene on december tenth review the pfizer data. Then the fda will vote on whether to approve it. Meanwhile cdc advisory group will recommend should get vaccinated. I i li efficacious and effective vaccines have crushed epidemics like smallpox and polio. and measles. we can do that. The fda expects to have enough doses to begin vaccinating twenty million people by year's end starting with healthcare workers the general public likely following in the spring or summer. All right now. Tom joins us tom. They're even more vaccines coming down. The pike in the new year your astra zeneca and johnson and johnson both expect to have their vaccine candidates ready in the first quarter. The military is already planning the distribution for all of this within twenty four hours of approval. It plans to start shipping the vaccine to all fifty states. It's a big logistical challenge and tom. A vaccine can't come fast enough as more than two thousand. Americans died from covid it a single day for the first time since may and the number hospitalized set a record at more than eighty thousand.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines to stop blocking middle seats in December
"Airlines says it will no longer block the middle seat on planes starting December I leaving just Delta and Alaska keeping those seats empty. Here's Tom Costello. Southwest and Delta had been blocking middle seats to get passengers a few feet of social distance during the pandemic. But with new research suggesting it's safe to fly southwest says it will sell every available seat starting December. First American and united are already filling middle seats. Delta plans to do. So in the first half of next year, the facts are that it is a very safe environment. And with all of the filtering techniques with air wearing masks facing forward, is a very healthy environment. The entire industry is in crisis passenger volume down sixty five percent losing billions of dollars in the third quarter alone without more government help tens of thousands or furloughed south. West is now asking its unions to take pay cuts to avoid furloughs their
Contact tracing, temperature checks and masks: airline industry outlines new norms
"Now to the high anxiety in the airline industry and the devastating prediction today. From the CEO of Boeing Tom Costello calling the threat to the airline industry. Grave the prediction from Boeing. Co Two savannah. Guthrie today sent shockwaves through Wall Street and airline offices. You think there might be a major. Us carrier that just has to go out of business. Well it's I don't WanNa get a t to predictive on that subject but yes most likely you know something will happen. When September comes around Dave Calhoun did not say which airlines are most at risk but with few exceptions every airline is flying less than ten percent full on September thirtieth. The federal government's Bailout. Money comes to an end. Airlines are already warning that as many as one hundred thousand employees could be laid off if passengers don't return in large numbers. You don't know who has what how clean things have been at least on the plane. Flying in a covert and post covert world expect airline and airport facemask requirements six feet of separation while lining up airport health screenings. A new scanner checks for elevated body temperatures at Paine field in Washington state. Now three hundred forty-six airports nationwide are calling on the TSA to check every passengers temperature at security the TSA so far not embracing the idea. We have to make certain that those who choose to travel by air make it through the airport and feel as though they are as safe as they were if they were in their own home. When we'll airline travel get back to normal Boeing again with a sobering assessment. It might take us three five years to get there. Meanwhile Delta United American Airlines are requiring passengers to wear masks board that can be denied boarding if they don't but wants to play leaves the gate flight attendants will ask not forced passengers to comply
New York is splitting one ventilator between two patients
"Shortages of critical medical supplies are real and it's affecting healthcare workers across the nation New York city's mayor is warning that health care professionals in his city could run out of some basic medical safety equipment within a matter of days we talked about all of that with NBC correspondent Tom Costello who's been reporting on the shortages we talked to critical care nurses and doctors all over the country for the last week and to a person they tell us that this is becoming very very serious or we have to personally talk to doctors and nurses who are using the same mask for an entire ship imagine going from patient to patient to patient and being exposed to those patients and never being able to take off your mask works or swap out the mask in some cases even having to reuse the same gal so this is clearly a very critical situation now moments ago governor Cuomo in New York announced that he has managed to scrounge up enough P. P. personal protective equipment out for New York City he says so we are resolved in the short term in other words the next one to two to three weeks he says we bought everything we can worldwide but beyond that the next one to two weeks it becomes more critical FEMA is now sending New York four hundred ventilators but Cuomo says listen I need thirty thousand thirty thousand while we talked to critical care nurses and doctors in Washington state even down in San Diego which we think is is not nearly as acutely hit but this is really a critical situation across the country and and let me just say you know we've we've also heard of nurses got who've gone on Facebook and said please anybody my Facebook community I need masks I need gallons and people are dropping off thousands of masks and gowns on her doorstep you know masks that they had in their basement maybe to paint with and I think that's really where this is right now if you've got that in your basement get it and bring it to the local health department bring at your local hospital the needs that are cute even I think in our area Tom we are hearing about private companies that are stepping up to help are they able to generate enough of what's needed right now yes we've got a couple of examples of that you know we've got some Facebook for example an apple that are donating millions of masks that they have from their production stations were from their from their clean areas we've also got Ford and GM for example and Tesla send that they're going to help make ventilators and and that we all hope that they can and they can do it with great precision but but engineering experts say listen up ventilator is not really that simple it's an incredibly complex piece of equipment that pumps oxygen to the lungs while it removes carbon dioxide and it requires software and many many moving pieces and parts so just to announce the car companies going to start ramping up and making a ventilator which by the way has to be FDA approved before you put your mom your dad on it because they need to make sure it's not going to short circuit a shut down that is a tall order it's not the same as you know going from cars to tanks as we did in the nineteen forties we are in a new economy it's a high tech economy tremendous resources and brainpower and computer assist and three D. printers so this is a very much an all hands on deck effort worldwide but there is also some of the engineering expertise out there saying don't expect that you're just going to get this over night from a company that generally makes cars it may be a bigger challenge than that they are all on the game they're all in the game rather but just be aware of what the expectations are NBC correspondent Tom
Holes in Iran plane crash wreckage raise new questions
"Around claims a Boeing jetliner that crashed this week in Tehran suffered an on board fire but reporter Tom Costello says many questions surround the crash that killed one hundred seventy six people why were commercial planes allowed to fly just hours after Iran fire dismissals and why didn't the Ukrainian airline keep its plane grounded Arron denies accusations of may have shot down the plane accidentally while firing missiles at U. F. A. U. S.
American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight
"A mechanic for American Airlines is accused of trying to sabotage a plane so we could get some extra pay reporter Tom Costello says the guy claimed he was affected by contract negotiations said he tampered with the plane in order to cause a delay or have the flight cancelled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work locally the pilot aborted the flight when alarms went off and nobody was
Furloughed federal workers to miss second paycheck this week
"Within the last twenty four hours a coast guard commandant has said this is unacceptable that members of the coast guard and their families are going to food banks to feed them. Selves, the common dot going to social media last night to essentially put out the word that this simply cannot continue business CEO's in Switzerland. Talking to NBC has have said this is embarrassing this the shows American dysfunction, and it's unbecoming of the United States of America. That's NBC's. Tom costello. A brief thaw today is increasing some areas of flooding across the Ohio people are watching for sewer backups in their homes today. City workers are also clearing storm drains as the warmer temperatures and rain caused rapid snow melt Franklin county residents are now able to text to nine one one in the event of an emergency. The service went live this morning after two years of work to assist those who may not be able to speak or cannot talk during a dangerous situation at this time, though, they're not able to receive photos or videos, but officials hope that that technology will be available soon. It is day to on the picket line for hundreds of rights state university professors today. Raises workloads and benefits or the sticking points in the negotiations that their union has been arguing with university over for over two years. Right state says all classes again today will go on as scheduled. Meanwhile, teachers in Denver, they overwhelmingly approved a strike this week Denver classroom. Teachers association said yesterday over ninety percent of unionized teachers they're voted in favor of going on strike. Meanwhile, teachers in Los Angeles, they're back in the classroom today after a strike lasted more than a week in California. Phoenix police they've charged a male nurse with sexual assault following the birth of a baby by a woman who is in a vegetative state at a long-term nursing facility late last month. Investigators say a DNA match with the infant boy lead. In led them to thirty six year old Nathan Sutherland won the women's caregivers at hacienda healthcare. This is a facility that you should be safe and someone wasn't and I really want for all our the hard work and their get occasion to make this case be solved and keep us safe. Sutherland was arrested yesterday that twenty nine year old victim has been incapacitated there since she was three years old a group of advocates for highway and auto safety say excessive speed has been a factor at least a quarter of all fatal crashes and home prices across the US are on the rise. If your ABC six first wanting weather four. Cast rain today with a high of forty three I'm Alison Wyant. The Rush Limbaugh show starts next bringing anything, but your best against the Ohio State buckeyes a team with a history of eleven all Americans and twenty four big ten titles. Not smart using ZipRecruiter to help. You find qualified candidates fast. That's smart.