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aerge eith and either are you. >> i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. tuesday, december 17th and 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> it is, say it with me now. snow and cold and cold and snow and too much of both this morning for a big part of the country. maybe you thought a comfortable cruise until the holidays? think again! a big storm is hitting this morning as the temperatures continue to plunge. >> let's head to milwaukee first where snow is falling on monday at the worst possible time. that is the start of the evening commute you're watching there. slippery roads causing a few accidents around the area. more trouble could be in store today and even more snow expected for the morning drive to work. >> that snow is being blamed for a plane sliding off a taxi way in madison, taxiing to the gate passengers say it missed a turn and kept on going. those on board say they barely
noticed it. >> it was a traumatic stop. he skidded off and he stopped. you had to look around and realize, hey, wait a second, we are not on the runway any more. >> dropping nearly a foot of snow in 24 hours in erie, pennsylvania. they had more than 40 inches of snow and double what it normally sees by mid december. >> lake effect is crazy. this reminder if you're going for a drive after a snowstorm, do not be an idiot! be sure to clean off your car. it is dangerous to leave all of that snow and ice on top. not just for you but for the other drivers and it could cost you in some states, it's a crime to drive around with that stuff on top and you could be ticketed. i was driving sunday and stuff was flying off this truck and hitting people in the windshield with loud thumps. it can crack a windshield and it's very dangerous. a lot of weather out there so we need to hear at more from indra
petersons with a check of the forecast. >> we have one day with a breather but by this morning you are seeing on the current radar snow already falling around philly. we are a few hours away from new york city to start seeing some of that snow fall. eventually we will start seeing snow pretty much from the northeast really back all the way through new england and even the mid-atlantic. so that is the story today. you can see that winter threat extending pretty much along that immediate coastline there as the low is expected to form today. as far as amounts, around new york city, around boston now up to a little bit more from yesterday and looking for maybe as much as 2 to 4 inches. a pretty good system will be out there farther to the north around portland we could see as much as 6 to 9 inches of snow. pretty good storm maker is out there and we will talk about the timing a little bit. you can see this morning as we start to see it especially during the morning commute hours making its way into the city here. then by the afternoon, especially late afternoon, look at new england. we are starring to see the snow coming down and impacting everyone. think about your commute home tonight that could be a problem for a lot of people out there.
behind that, we are actually looking for when does the low form? this is key. where it forms means who is going to get more snow and how much snow they are going to get based on the position so we have to watch that through tonight and tomorrow if boston gets more than it's expecting or maine gets dumped on so it's up in the air a little bit. >> but a lousy commute home? >> yeah, not good. the latest developments involving the nsa phone surveillance programs. president obama is meeting today with executives of eight high tech companies who called for changes and how the government spies on phone and e-mail records. this comes a day after a federal judge declared that part of the nsa's programs are likely unconstitutional. this judge saying that collecting phone records like the nsa does probably violates the fourth amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. the judge with harsh language called the program almost or -- in its scope and he also said the founding fathers would be
aghast and writing the government can't cite a single case where the nsa surveillance actually stopped a terror attack. the journalist glen greenwald said in his words that it's further proof that the american people needed to know what the nsa was doing. >> the nsa screams the word terrorism to scare people but there is no evidence. say the people in the know, this court, people on the intelligence committee, that these programs actually stop terrorist plots. >> edward snowden who leaked a lot of those documents to greenwald as he stole the documents, of course, said the ruling justifies what he did, writing i acted on my belief that the nsa's mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge. the secret program authorized by a secret was exposed to the light of day found to violate americans rights.
the first of many. as for snowden's future white house is responding to the suggestion he should be offered amnesty in exchange of returning the documents and data taken from the nsa, insisting its position has not changed. >> mr. snowden has been accused of leaking classified information and he faces felony charges here in the united states. he should be returned to the united states as soon as possible where he will be accorded full due process and protections in our system. that is our pengs it has not changed. a lot going on here. it's important to know the judge in this case has stayed his ruling for now, meaning the changes for now, pending a government appeal, the justice department is reviewing the decision. it looks like the votes are lining up in the senate behind a compromise federal budget plan proofed in the house. several republicans, including hatch and chambliss will back
this bill and seemingly giving it more than enough votes to pass. a key vote is scheduled for ooed. the department of homeland security has a new leader. jay johnson will become the secretary taking over two months after janet napolitano left to become the head of university of california. johnson is a former federal prosecutor and the vote in his favor was pretty overwhelming. 78-16. the family of a missing former fbi agent robert levinson is renewing its calls for a meeting with the head of the fbi. levinson disappeared on a trip to iran in 2007. but new revelations published last week show he was working as a cia contractor. the family says fbi director has repeatedly delayed meeting with them. a law enforcement official telling cnn the bureau is hoping to arrange a sit-down with eleveninson's family soon. the pentagon's top sexual assault prevention officer is stepping down.
patton will leave after a 35-year army career. he has been the public face of the army sexual assault prevention programs as congress moved to make changes and how sexual assaults are handled in the military. he is leaving amid rumors -- to ukraine. protesters continue their rally upset at the country's growing ties to russia. key meeting set to take place an hour from now between that country's president and russia's president vladimir putin. diana, why is this meeting drawing such anger from the protesters? >> reporter: chris steen, the reason the protesters came out here about four weeks ago now is because the ukraine's president decided not to sign a trade deal with the european union. now when they see him going to russia to strengthen ties with
russia infuriates and that is precisely what they want to avoid. when you talk to them they don't want to return to a soviet union. it exists in their president and the ruling elite the sort of poiverl industrial powerful elite who surround him. >> diana magnay, thank you. finding no credible evidence to back up allegations that the elite british special forces had played a role in the deaths of princess diana and fayed making the claim no evidence to back that up. max foster will join us live the next half hour to talk about this investigation. by the time the numbers are
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thanks. what? it is an important and possibly dramatic day in north korea where the country is marking the second anniversary of the death of kim jong-il. the current leader kim jong-un surrounded himself with top officials but on the heels of the execution of his uncle, they are also wondering could a purge of mow prominent citizens be in the cards? a lot of people there looking over their shoulders there. anna is live in seoul this morning to give us a sense what is going on today. >> reporter: as you say, john, thousands of officials turned out to pay tribute to the father of kim jong-un. he has perhaps placed himself in between the leaders of the military and the workers really
i guess putting out there that he is into a unified front and behind the scenes is a completely different story. there is instability. threats to his power and talks of the coup which is why kim jong-un had his uncle executed last week. he was, of course, convict of treason. this is a man you have to remember who was second in command. he was a mentor to the young leader. kim jong-un is just 30 and he is the youngest head of state in the world and, yet, he is grabbing on to power and really governing with an eye on fear and saying he is consolidating his power and will do whatever it takes really to make sure he doesn't lose any grip. no one, john, is untouchable. >> he knows right now the whole world is watching, especially what happened with what happened with his uncle right now. any sense from either the south
koreans with missile testing? >> the police are on high alert and expecting further provocations and something south korea does when there are times they must prove their might. the americans have come out and said exactly the same thing, that they are expecting a nuclear test or a rocket launch in the coming weeks, if not months. this is of grave concern. we know north korea wants to expand its nuclear program and will do whatever it takes to make that happen. you have to a couple of months ago when north korea was threatening to rain fire. we know what is coming is there will be real stability here on the peninsula in the coming months, john. >> anna koren for us on on the peninsula clearly a tense
situation. despite the tensions there, dennis rodman, former nba star, he is heading back there this beak what he calls basketball diplomacy. he will be playing basketball with the their basketball team and a publicity stunt for rodman. he has called kim jong-un his friend and this comes a week or so after kim jong-un executed his uncle. there could be big changes coming tour medicine cabinet. the fda is proposing for the first time the companies that make antibacterial soaps say they have to prove they are more effective than plain old soap and water. the agency is saying there is some evidence that using them could actually call health risks. >> there are more and more studies showing the soaps were not more effective than regular
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university. they claim that explosives were hidden in three academic buildings and a dorm. nothing was found but the fear on campus was real. >> i'm from boston so for me, i guess, with everything that has happened the past year, like it definitely did remind me a little bit of april and like what it happened because i had been pretty close to that situation. so it did hit a little close to home. >> wow. final exams initially set for monday are being rescheduled. >> not all are being rescheduled. some are given the option to accept their grade the way it was or take a pass/fail. they had a exam scheduled for yesterday afternoon and if students were too traumatized be to take the exams they could get out of that. a mess up there at harvard. a wildfire churning through acreage and home in big sur, california, driven by high winds and dry conditions and turning
vegetation into fuel. the fire so far has burned 500 acres and destroyed 15 homes including the home of the local fire chief. authorities have brought in air tankers and helicopters along with several hundred firefighters and hope to contain the fire this week. they hope the winds start to die down. from accused murderer to painter? the signed painting of a blue american flag went up on ebay monday. its creator is george zimmerman who listed it at $50 to start but in no time the bids skyrocketed to a hundred bucks. >> a hundred thousand, i think. >> let's look. oh, my goodness. >> i have my doubts whether anyone would pay that much. >> he was acquitted earlier this year in the shooting death of trayvon martin. bidding on the item ends on december 22nd. it's up to a hundred thousand?
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aghast. journalist glen greenwald said a ruling is further proof the american people needed to know what the nsa was doing. >> the nsa screams the word terrorism to scare people but there is no evidence. say the people in the know, this court, people on the intelligence committee, that these programs actually stop terrorist plots. >> edward snowden who stole the documents who brought it to light, writing, quote. i acted on my belief that the nsa's mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge. the secret program authorized by a secret was exposed to the light of day found to violate americans rights. the first of many. as for snowden's future white house is responding to the suggestion he should be offered amnesty in exchange of returning the documents and data stolen gr the nsa. >> mr. snowden has been accused
of leaking classified information and he faces felony charges here in the united states. he should be returned to the united states as soon as possible where he will be accorded full due process and protections in our system. that is our position and it has not changed. the judge in this case has a stayed his ruling for now. pending a government appeal. the justice department is reviewing the decision. a striking turnaround who the american people trust to solve the nation's problems. a new abc news/"the washington post" poll founds the support for president obama is eroding while congressional republicans are making gains. 41% of the americans say they trust the president to solve the nation's problem but an equal trust the republicans in congress. halftime year, a big gap with more trust placed in the president. more americans say they trust republicans to handle the economy over president obama.
after concerns the votes were not there, it looks like enough set of republicans lining up behind a compromise budget plan to get it approved. some prominent gop members have flounced they will back this bill seeming getting it more than enough votes to pass. a vote is scheduled for today. the senate has given its okay to the new head of department of homeland security for jay johnson so take over that department as secretary after janet napolitano left to become the head of university of california. the vote in johnson's favor was 78-60. they want a meeting with the director of the fbi. the family of this man, a missing former fbi agent who disappeared in iran six years ago. new revelations published last week show robert levinson was working as a cia contractor when he went missing. the family says fbi director has repeatedly delayed meeting with
them. law enforcement official tells cnn the bureau is hoping to arrange a sit-down with levinson's family soon. a top pentagon official responsible for how the military prevents sexual assault is retiring. major general gary patton will leave next month after a 35-year career in the paerm. he has been in the public eye lately as congress moved to make changes as sexual assaults were handled in the military. he is leaving amid allegations he intimidated whistle blowers during an army view of corruption after a u.s. funded afghan hospital. now to the weather. you'd be excused for thinking this is getting ridiculous. the weather outside is frightful. it is true and out there for much of the country. it's snowy. another big storm slamming into the northeast this morning. other places still digging out from before. >> i thought you were going to say -- wisconsin may be used to snow. it still causes big problems on the evening commute. monday evening the snow coming at the worst possible time as people are heading home for work. slippery roads and caused few
accident around the area and more trouble could be in store today with each more snow expected during the morning drive back to work, that is if you ever got home. >> let's head to madison, wisconsin, the snow is blamed for a plane slide off a taxiway. a delta jet arriving from minneapolis. passengers say it landed just fine and taxied toward the terminal and just slid. >> a traumatic stop. you skidded off and stopped. you had to realize wait a second we are are not on the runway any more. erie, pennsylvania, along the great lakes even more snow is falling. nearly a foot fell in erie in just 24 hours and there is more forecast for today. erie has had more than 40 inches of snow so far this season. that lake effect is serious stuff. you see the snow on top of the minivan? you're not supposed to do that. if you're going for a drive after a snowstorm, clean off the
top of your car. dangerous to leave the snow and ice on top. not just for you and for other drivers. in some states, it is a crime, yep, see that? you could be ticketed. indra petersons is checking the forecast for us. hi there. >> with all of that pleasant news you're injure sharing, right? now let's just bring in more snow. it's not when it's in your morning commute and your drive home on top of it. look at the radar right now. we can currently see the system is make is its way in in philly, you're seeing that snow. you could see anywhere 1 to 3 inches and hot spots could see 2 to 4 inches and that is new york city. that is boston. the farther north you are, especially portland, maine, look at you. 6 to 9 inches of snow is possible. of course, farther back upstate new york could be 3 to 5 inches. let's talk about the system itself and what is expected. we have mentioned the morning commute and seeing that on the radar. the system starting to make its way into the northeast. now by the afternoon today, that is where we see things ramping
up especially towards new england. keep in mind the system slowly going to be making its way up the coastline so it's starting earlier in new york city late in the morning for boston and making its way overnight and kind of in through maine. that is that key time frame. overnight tonight in through tomorrow morning is when a low is supposed to develop and with what that means, it means how much snow you're going to get. farther north of maine you get more and develops farther south, boston could more than we are currently predicting so we have to watch overnight where the system develops and it means more winds will be kicking up overnight. if it's not bad enough to drive in snow itself, blowing around and the visibility is poor so each more problems. >> thanks for that extra. appreciate it. the lottery i would like to say is not the best personal finance tool. dumb luck is not usually a good investment choice but put that aside. tonight's megamillion jackpot is close to $600 million. it could set a new record. there have been 21 straight megamillions drawings without a winner. if there is no winner yet
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investigating claims that the was made being involved the special forces involved in this accident where she died was interesting in itself. but they have had unprecedented access to all of the paper work, they say, and there is no credible evidence that the sas was involved in the death of diana or dodi fayed saying it's a drunken driver and paparazzi here. they are knocking it down and it knocked down one of the main conspiracy theories that are out there around diana's death. this is a story never been really laid to rest. a huge frustration to the royal family, of course. they will be pleased that at least the metropolitan police saying nothing in there at all. >> does it put the conspiracy theories to rest? sometimes you get a final conclusion and it doesn't put it out of the minds of people who want to think something else
happened. >> no. among other things them is mohammed fayed, dodi's father who thinks there is more to this. his latest comment this was the latest whitewash in a 16-year cover-up. he says he is disappointed but not discouraged so he is going to continue to try to prove there was something behind all of this. but really it was -- if if you look at the way the story started it was always questionable because a newspaper found out that the allegation came from the family of an estranged wife of a former sas soldier. so it was never that credible, but credible enough to look into. so at least it allows those who think there was conspiracy to have some reassurance that it was just an accident. >> max foster, thank you. a lot of people asking could this be the end now for antibacterial soap? the fda is proposing for the first time that companies that make antibacterial soaps and
body washes have to prove their product is safe for long-term use and more effective than plain old soap and water. the agency saying there is some evidence that using them could actually cause health risks. >> there were more and more studies showing that these soaps were not more effective than regular soap and water. so it was one of those things that we kind of dub our stupid uses of a chemical if it's not doing any good, then why we put putting this potentially harmful chemical in our homes? >> some 2,000 products contain the antibacterial agent but it the study did not cover wipes or hand sanitizers. former university president of university of pennsylvania and two others face criminal charges that they lied to
investigators looking into sandusky who is serving a sentence now of 30 to 60 years. >> they want more time. lawyers for boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev are moving for an extension to move the trial outside of boston and arguing they can't make their case until they know if the 20-year-old will face the death penalty. the justice department has not made a decision whether tsarnaev will face execution. coroner's report is blaming the death of a new york college student in a suspected fraternity hazing incident on blunt force trauma with multiple head injuries. michael deng was running a gauntlet and forced to the ground. they say deng lost consciousness after knocked to the ground. charges are expected in his death. chris brown are not be going
to jail. the judge found that brown violated his probation when he was arrested after a fight in washington, d.c. back in october but said since brown seems to be doing well in rehab, he should stay there. brown has been on probation since 2009 in connection with beating his then girlfriend rihanna. attention beatles fans. this is something you have never heard before. ♪ there's a place where i can go ♪ >> an official from 1963 posted briefly in itunes in britain today and available for about 50 minutes and it's not clear if the songs will ever be put up for purchase in the u.s. the album features dozens of unheard recordings. along those lines, calling dr. love, a man-eater and sledge hammer! let's get ready to celebrate kiss style! kiss is one of the six musical act inducted into the rock 'n'
roll hall of fame along with hall & oates and cat stevens and nirvana which makes knee feel old! fans were able to cast their ballots online. the inductions will take place in brooklyn at the barclays center. >> on the subject of daryl hall and john oates. you're a big fan. >> i am. but leave me out of it like salt and pepper. werg talk about the nsa. this is an interesting ruling we have just heard. the judge is strong but what does it mean? is it about the two people involved in this lawsuit or are the programs going to change? the tech giants are angry and meeting with the president this morning. we will take you through what is happening and what it could mean. we are are also going to update you on the latest snowstorm.
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sandberg have insight on to. that is the big event at the white house with those rock stars, tech rock stars. big gain in stocks yesterday. a rock star day there. after the posting the biggest drop since august last week, the dow industrial is surging 130 points really great day yesterday. fed, fed, fed, fed, fed! it really matters to you. this is the second to last fed meeting for ben bernanke. there have been these fears that he might announce tomorrow he is trimming the stimulus that has kept interest rates so low and kept the market so juiced but citigroup fed watcher says history shows they don't like to pull back the punch bowl in september. it hasn't happened the last 40 years when they do that at the end of the year. a well-stocked and spiked punch bowl called an accommodating fed put us where we are today. the year the dow up 21% and nasdaq up 33% and s&p up 25%.
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harvard university returning to normal after a bomb scare led to four buildings evacuated on monday. authorities say the all-clear six hours after receiving an e-mail threat claiming that explosives were hidden in three academic building and a dorm but nothing found. for those on campus the fear was very real. >> i'm from boston so i guess with everything happened the past year like it definitely did remind me a little bit of april and like what it happened because i had been pretty close to that situation. so it did hit a little close to home. >> we will have more on this coming up in a few minutes including the mayday kauchingca problem with the finals. >> someone is in a lot of trouble when they figure out who did that. all right. "new day" starts right now.
nsa not okay. a federal judge calls key parts of the nsa spying program unconstitutional. as the president meets with angry tech leaders this morning. what changes could come and what could they mean for your security? the ultimate christmas gift. nearly 600 million dollars up for grabs in tonight's megamillions drawing and one of the biggest jackpots ever. could it hit a billion by christmas? new this morning. take a listen to this. ♪ there's a place >> never before heard beatles recording just relieved overnight but is it unavailable again already? your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. ♪ i'm alone
>> good morning, merry christmas. now you're listening. welcome to "new day," it's tuesday, december 17th, we're not quite there yet. it is 6:00 in the east. big news, potentially major defeat for the country's once secret surveillance programs. a federal judge ruled the mass collection of americans' phone records is unconstitutional. the judge insists the government can't sight a signal instance where the domestic spying operation actually stopped a terrorist. jim sciutto is live from washington this morning. good morning, jim. >> good morning, chris. the ruling makes for interesting reading. the first successful challenge to the nsa's surveillance program, the federal judge calling it almost orwellian and adding that james madison, the author of the constitution would be aghast at its violation of americans' freedom. six months after edward snowden revealed it to the world, a federal judge ruled the