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i'm christine romans. it is monday. november 17th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. john has the day off. this morning, the family of peter kassig is coping with the hands of terrorists. isis released the video showing kassig's body after the beheading. the obama administration announced the beheading as quote, an act of terrorism and hate. kassig's family is scheduled to speak this afternoon. joining us with more is cnn's atika shubert. the beheading video leader is speaking with the english accent. >> reporter: he remains a masked militant and a murderer of a number of hostages and seems to claim to be the murderer of peter kassig in the video. in this video, however, we do not see the orange jump suits we
have seen in previous videos. peter kassig never has a chance to address the camera. all we see is his body and then propaganda speech by the masked militant who has come to be known here in the british press as jihadi john. earlier in the video, he conducts a choreographed mass murder of more than a dozen of syrian soldiers. it is a horrific video. friends and family of peter kassig, known as abdul rahman kassig. they want him to be remembered as the aid worker. take a listen to what his friends and family had to say. >> he risked his life every day to save the lives of people. he didn't have any relation to those people and we will forever be grateful for that. >> he could have stayed here. he chose to go back to help with all of the suffering in syria caused by the civil war.
>> reporter: unfortunately, we know what happened sadly and investigators are looking at the video analyzing it for clues as to who jihadi john is and where the killing may have taken place. >> thanks, atika shubert, for us this morning. shocked and sadness. aid agencies say isis has been stealing food and other foreign aid to redistribute it. aid groups saying isis distributed the aid to their fighters and families. a top officer says the momentum in the war against isis is starting to turn. chief dempsey making a move to baghdad over the weekend. and victory over the islamic terror group might take several years. president obama responding to dempsey's earlier suggestion
that he send in ground troops to fight isis. >> there are always circumstances in which the united states might need to deploy u.s. ground troops. if we discover that isil had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then yes, you can anticipate that not only would chairman dempsey recommend me get that weapon out of their hands with ground troops, but i would order it. they are up against a november 24th deadline. one week from today. the current deal with tehran expires. the president's national security advisor is trying to reach a deal this month at 40%. rushing to upgrade security after detecting signs of
possible hacking. department officials say unclassified systems were affected. officials not saying if the intrusion over the weekend was the work of a foreign government, but related to the white house computers and russian hackers suspected in that attack. near the top of the president's inbox this morning, immigration. president obama pushing back hard against republican claims that he lacks the authority to take executive action if congress doesn't do anything. cnn's erin mcpike is at the white house with more. >> reporter: president obama has long said that once he returned from this swing through asia, he would say the kind of executive action that he will take on immigration. now he is back, we should see something from him. we are now hearing that we could hear something by the end of the week. over the weekend, both sides of the political aisle drew lines in the sand on what kind of
thing they want on immigration reform. listen here to oklahoma senator-elect james langford on sunday. >> they don't have a problem with immigration, but illegal immigration. the president will remove illegal. a lot of people have a problem with that. >> reporter: after while overseas, president obama said what he would like to see in a bill from congress that could nullify the actions he would take on immigration reform with the executive actions. >> if congress passes a law that solves our border problems, improves our immigration system and provides a pathway for the 11 million people here working in kitchens and working on farms and making beds in hotels, everybody knows they're there,
we're not going to deport all of them. we would like to see them out in the open pay their taxes and pay a penalty. get right with the law. >> reporter: over the weekend, a number of mainstream republicans said on a number of public affairs programs that they do not think republicans should try to shut down the government to force president obama's hand on immigration reform, but we should see something this week from them on what kind of bill they can pass. christine. >> erin, thank you. veterans affairs patients waiting for improvements to the v.a. system. data shows more than 10% of patients wait more than a month for appointments. the v.a. has made some improvements. the number of patients waiting the longest, four months, dropped sharply from 120,000 in
may to 100,000 in october. so far so good for obamacare 2.2. 100,000 people signed up for the first day of open enrollment. the president defending the signature achievement from conservatives branching a quote from jonathan gruber. it got passed because of the stupidity and lack of advocacy. the u.s. senate is bracing for the debate over the keystone xl pipeline after bottling up legislation for six years. the vote on the pipeline will happen on tuesday. keystone is a major issue in the louisiana senate runoff set for december 6th. mary landrieu wants a vote. time for an early start on your money.
u.s. stock futures point lower. it was the s&p's 41st record high this year and the gains for the stock market. oil prices ticked up slightly. oil has been tumbling. down more than 30% since the summer peak. prices are falling as u.s. production increases and global demand lessens. bad news for energy, but great for consumers. it could put an extra $400 in your pocket. happening now. deadly storms barrelling across the country this weekend, but now here comes road two. ice and storms headed to the northeast. we are tracking the latest. the nfl smacked by a surprise drug inspection. the dea raiding team medical staffs after sunday games. which teams were targeted ahead.
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a deadly blast of winter-like weather paralyzing communities across the country. ice and snow froze roadways. snow is hitting as far south as texas where four people died in lubbo lubbock. at least 17 states from arkansas to new england remain under winter weather advisories. and in oklahoma, the commute for residents there have caused a number of accidents. crews have warned of black ice on highways and interstates. they are urging drivers to use caution. in new mexico, temperatures plummeted to single digits. snowfall causing difficult driving conditions throughout most of new mexico. as much as 13 inches of snow fell near a ski resort in angel fire.
in colorado, residents digging out from the second snowstorm of the week. another round of snow and ice and cold hit colorado springs. how long will drivers have to contend with this mess? let's get an early look at your weather with jennifer gray. >> christine, we have snow covering two-thirds of the country and breaking records. frigid temperatures dipping to the south. we still have lake-effect snow as we go through the afternoon. around the great lakes and also rain expected for the northeast for today. high temperatures today in the northeast not so bad. temperatures around 60 degrees. look at temperatures. these are highs today. 19 in minneapolis. they are in the middle of a two-week stretch of temperatures below freezing. 31 in billings. 32 in denver. 21 in kansas city. tomorrow, same thing.
sold air sinks to the south in the southern states. lake-effect snow continues. high pressure across the rockies. high temperatures, we will be feeling it. 36 in atlanta. highs in kansas city at 35. 17 in minneapolis. 24 in chicago. this is when the northeast starts to dip. tomorrow, high temperatures will only be in the 30s. christine. >> jennifer gray, thank you. the surgeon diagnosed with ebola in sierra leone is in critical condition this morning and he may be the sickest person yet to be treated in the u.s. initially, dr. martin salia had a ebola test negative, but a later test confirmed ebola. they under quarantine. his son is holding out hope he will recover. >> i don't want him to be dead. >> we should keep calm.
everything will be okay. so far he is responding well to treatment. >> the centers for disease control and prevention just announced that airport screening will begin for travelers to the u.s. from mali which is reporting cases of ebola. tension in ferguson as we wait to hear if a grand jury will indict the officer involved in the shooting. several protests and marches over the weekend. some michael brown supporters marking the 100th day of the shooting by staging a die-in blocking a major intersection and theater calling for officer darren wilson's arrest. other protesters supported officer wilson who they believe was forced to shoot. >> we want to declare we steadfastly believe th that wilson's actions were justified. >> i'm not here to validate the justice system. the indictment of darren wilson is the first step of many that
needs to take place. >> the organizer of the protests and support of brown said he could not rule out violence if the grand jury finds wilson without fault. the drug enforcement administration taking a close look at the nfl. surprise inspections following games on sunday. doctors requested about the illegal drug use. the tampa bay buccaneers training staff was targeted. a lawsuit filed in may alleges rampant distribution of illegal painkill painkillers. a cruise ship docked in california on sunday after 170 people became sick with norovirus. people became ill a few day into the month-long voyage. the cdc official is expected to
board the ship. the cruise liner will go through a deep cleaning. in hawaii, officials say the pahoa lava flow is not advancing. one breakout stopped burning through asphalt roads. people are still being evacuated as a precaution. the volcano the lava is spewing from has been active for more than 30 years. a bloody sunday for bono. the u2 fell off his bike in central park injuring his arm requiring surgery. u2 is expected to be the house band for the tonight show.
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houses. the amateur footage shows flaming wreckage miles away from homes. the wreckage is just now starting to be recovered four months later. about two-thirds of 300 passengers and crew were dutch. the dutch government is paying for the recovery operation in war-torn eastern ukraine. the wreckage will be sent to the netherlands. the battle for eastern ukraine was the hot spot for vladimir putin in the g-20 summit. western leaders blasted russian aggression against ukraine. russia denies any troops or hardware there. cnn's matthew chance is in moscow this morning. matthew, it must have been a very diplomatically difficult appearance for the russian president of the g-20. there is international condemnation for his behavior in his own backyard. >> reporter: certainly a lot of
condemnation in the west. you saw the western leaders like president obama and angela merkel and the australian prime minister tony abbott and british prime minister, all lining up to lambaste putin for his alleged role in ukraine. they all got the same message. you are wrong from the kremlin point of view. we are not putting combat troops in eastern ukraine despite the nato reports. we are not providing them with anything but political support. it is a denial from vladimir putin, the russian leader, with the criticisms as well. there is china and india and brazil who is less judgmental of putin. images in the media of the cold shoulder probably was coupled on the ground with a warm reception from countries that are more
sympathetic to him. >> the relationship gets warmer and closer by the day as it cools with the west. i want to talk about the video quickly. the video for the first time showing the immediate aftermath of the downing of that malaysia flight. it seems to show people on the ground assuming it was another shoot down of a ukrainian military transport talking about finding the pilot. what do you make of the video four months later? >> reporter: astonishing video to look at. the huge black plume of smoke in eastern ukraine. the scene of fierce fighting. the village thought it was another air force plane shot down. there had been numerous aircraft in the weeks and month before the mh-17 was taken out.
the video's release has coincided with the dutch experts working with the rebels in ukraine to recover debris. it has been a war zone since september and since then it has been a hostile place. over the last 24 hours, they managed to get to the site and start taking away crucial evidence that could be conclusive when it comes to determining what exactly it was for definite that caused this downing of the mh-17 and who is responsible for it. a crucial bit of work undertaken on the ground. >> matthew chance, thank you for sorting it out. 26 minutes past the hour. international fireworks. soccer referees suspending a match twice after croatian fans
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we are live breaking down the latest clues and reaction. a battle over immigration looms in washington this morning. president obama expected to unveil big reforms to allow millions of people here illegally to stay. republican leaders of congress are not ready to go down without a fight. what they could do to stop the president ahead. deadly storms barrelling across the country. snow, ice, record-breaking temperatures. it's not over yet. who will be hit next? welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. the family of american aid worker peter kassig is coping with his death at the hands of isis terrorists. the militant islamic group released the video of kassig's body after the beheading. president obama denounced it as an act of pure evil. kassig's parents released a statement saying they are heartbroken. they are expected to speak out
this afternoon. we have atika shubert with more on the isis beheading video. the leader on the video speaks with the familiar english accent. >> reporter: it is the masked militant with the british accent as jihadi john. he is the same man in the apparent killings of the previous four hostages and now peter kassig. there is some very important differences with this video and other videos. the other videos featured the orange jumpsuits in the style of guantanamo bay. in this case, all we see is the body of kassig and the speech by the apparent killer jihadi john. we don't know why that is exactly. but what we can say is over the weekend, there was a report here in a british tabloid that the masked militant had been wounded in an air strike and had been identified. that may be one reason why this video is coming out at this
time. >> so different that this is the fifth hostage execution. the third american, but you don't see the into the camera anti-american or anti-western propaganda speech before he is killed. we don't know why that didn't happen if he refused or if there was some other circumstance that happened. we don't know why, do we? >> reporter: we don't know. it is also important to know they never acknowledge he converted to islam or aid work in syria. there was a lot of backlash from the muslim community round the world saying they were islamic and condemning isis for them. to see the killing of a fellow muslim is likely to be condemned widely around the world. that may be one reason why he wasn't allowed to speak. >> a fellow muslim working on behalf of the syrian people.
part of the syrian revolution as one of his friends sadly said after his death. thank you, atika shubert, for that. aid agencies say isis has been stealing food and aid to distribute to the syrian families and take credit. aid groups are saying isis has diverted food to their own fighters. american's top unformed officers say the war against isis is starting to turn. martin dempsey making a surprise visit to baghdad over the weekend and telling marines that victory over the islamic terror group may take several years. president obama at the g-20 summit responding to dempsey's suggestion that he might some day have to recommend the president send in ground troops to fight isis. >> there are always circumstances in which the united states might need to deploy u.s. ground troops.
if we discover that isil had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then, yes, you can anticipate that not only would chairman dempsey recommend me sending u.s. troops to get that weapon out of their hands, but i would order it. >> the state department rushing to upgrade security on e-mail systems. after detecting signs of possible hacking. only unclassified systems were affected. officials were not saying if this was the work of a foreign government. it is related to an early are attack of white house computers and russian hackers reportedly suspected in that case. near the tonigp of the president's inbox. illegal immigration.
we have cnn's erin mcpike with more. >> reporter: christine, president obama said once he returned from the swing there asia, he would say the kind of executive action he will take on illegal immigration. we should see something from him. we are hearing we could see something by the end of the week. both sides of the political aisle drew lines in the sand on immigration reform. listen to james langford over the weekend. >> they have a problem with illegal immigration. for the president to say i'll remove the word illegal and transition this and ignore the law. >> reporter: while overseas, president obama said what he would like to see in a bill from congress listen here to the
comments. >> if congress passes a law that solves our border problems, improves our legal immigration system and provides a pathway for the 11 million people who are here, working in kitchens and farms and making beds in hotels, everybody knows they're there. we're not going to deport all of them. we would like to see them being able out in the open to pay their taxes and pay a penalty. get right with the law. >> reporter: and over the weekend, a number of mainstream republicans said on a number of public affairs programs, they do not think republicans should try to shut down the government to force president obama's hand on immigration reform, but we should see something this week from them on what kind of bill they can end up passing. christine. >> erin, thank you. veterans affairs patients
waiting for improvements to the v.a. health system. data obtained shows more than 10% of v.a. patients wait more than a month for appointments. 64 facilities have wait times longer than two months. the v.a. has made some improvements. the number of patients waiting more than four months dropped sharply from 120,000 in may to 23,000 in october. so far, so good for obamacare 2.0. the white house says some 100,000 people signed up for health insurance on the first day compared to 6,000 the first day last year. the president brandished a quote from jonathan gruber. it got passed because of the stupidity and lack of advocacy. this morning, the u.s.
senate is bracing for debate over the keystone xl oil pipeline after bottling up legislation for six years. a vote will be allowed on tuesday. keystone is a major issue in the louisiana senate runoff for december 6th. mary landrieu wants to vote for the issue. tough day for stocks. asian stocks ended the day down. japan's benchmark is down 3% on surprising news japan's economy is in recession. gdp, the economy there shrank by 1.6%. it looks like a lower open after last week's record. the s&p closed after the 41st record high this year. the fourth week in a row gains for stocks. the s&p is up 10%.
a deadly blast of winter weather paralyzing communities in many parts of the country. six more people killed in weather-related accidents as ice and snow froze roadways. snow hitting texas and four people died in lubbock. police reported dozens of accidents on icy roads. 17 states from arkansas to new england remain on winter weather advisories. oklahoma, snow packed and icy roads for residents there. slick roads have caused a number of accidents. oklahoma crews have warned of black ice conditions on highways and interstates. they are urging drivers to use caution. in new mexico, temperatures plummeted to single digits following a massive snowstorm. snowfall causing difficult driving conditions throughout the state. 13 inches of snow fell near a ski resort in angel fire. in colorado, residents
digging out from the second snowstorm of the week there. another round of ice and snow and cold hit colorado springs and surrounding areas. several inches of snow covered streets and roadways disrupting the commute for thousands. how long will drivers have to contend with this mess? let's get an early look at our weather with jennifer gray. >> christine, we are looking at cold temperatures across much of the country. covering two-thirds of the country and breaking records left and right. we are seeing frigid temperatures dipping to the south. we still have lake-effect snow for the afternoon around the great lakes and also rain expected for the northeast for today. high temperatures today in the northeast really not so bad. temperatures around 60 degrees. look at these temperatures. these are highs today. 19 in minneapolis. they in the middle of a two-week stretch of below freezing. 32 in billings and 21 in
connectic kansas city. the cold air sinks to the south. lake-effect snow continues. high pressure across the rockies. hig high temperatures we will be feeling it. 36 in atlanta. kansas city, the same. 24 in chicago. this is when the northeast starts to dip. tomorrow. high temperatures will only be in 30s. thank you, jennifer. the surgeon diagnosed with ebola in sierra leone is in extremely critical condition. he may be the sickest person to be treated in the u.s. dr. martin salia's initial test came back negative. now a second test was positive and his friends and family are quarantined. >> i don't want him to be laid out there. i'm worried for him. >> we should keep calm.
everything will be okay. he is responding well. >> the medical director of the unit says dr. salia's status is an hour by hour situation. tension rising in ferguson as we wait to hear if a grand jury will indict officer darren wilson. protests and marches over the weekend marking the 100th day of the shooting by staging a die-in by blocking intersections. protesters calling for officer wilson's arrest. other protesters supported wilson whom they believe was forced to shoot. >> we want to declare we steadfastly believe that officer wilson's actions on august 9th were warranted and justified. >> i'm not here to verify the justice system. the indictment of darren wilson is the first step of many that needs to take place. >> the organizer of the protest
in support of brown said he could not rule out violence if the grand jury finds wilson without fault. the drug enforcement administration taking a close look at the nfl. several teams subjected to surprise inspections after the games on sunday. agents questioning trainers and doctors about allegations of illegal drug prescription use. the san francisco 49ers and tampa bay buccaneers were questioned. a french tourist hauled off in handcuffs after police say he skill scaled the brooklyn bridge to take photos. he reached a cable beam connected to the tower on the manhattan side. the 23-year-old had been staying with friends for a couple of days and slated to leave sunday. an icy reception for russian
president vladimir putin accused of fueling the fighting in eastern ukraine. armed rebels and moving his military in. we are live with what world leaders are saying next. ring ring! ...progresso! you soup people have my kids loving vegetables. well vegetables... shh! taste better in our savory broth. vegetables!? no...soup! oh! soup! loaded with vegetables. packed with taste. delsym helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours with an coughing can really be disruptive. advanced time release formula for all day or all night relief. bianca! [cheering] delsym. silence is relief.
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ukrainian village. the footage shows flaming wreckage just yards from homes. now four months after the jetliner shot out of the sky, the wreckage is now being recovered. two-thirds of 300 passengers and crew killed were dutch. the dutch government is paying for the recovery operation. it is happening in war-torn eastern ukraine. wreckage will be sent to the netherlands. western leaders blasting russian aggression against ukraine. russia has steadfastly denied the troops or hardware there. cnn's matthew chance is in moscow for us there. matthew, the diplomatic reception in australia. walk us through it. >> reporter: starting off in brisbane where the g-20 summit
held. frosty reception for vladimir putin from the west. they were virtually lining up to lambaste him for the alleged role in ukraine. president obama saying he was not living up to the cease-fire agreement since september 5th. the canadian prime minister shaking his hand, but telling him to get out of ukraine. blunt exchanges with the u.s. leadership and others as well with vladimir putin. there was a sense at the end he was feeling very uncomfortable. he wasn't front and center in the group photograph. he was often pushed off to one side. a sense of shunned by the host as well, tony abbott, the australian prime minister. he said he would confront putin aggressively over the role that russia played in the downing of
mh-17 over eastern ukraine. 38 australians among the 298 people killed on board. tony abbott for political reasons extremely worried about that and determined to have a full investigation. that happening as dutch experts on the ground now actually in eastern ukraine. you see the amazing video put out. it is astonishing. you see how close it was to the village in eastern ukraine where the plane went down. burning wreckage and black smoke. dutch officials on the ground right now trying to retrieve wreckage. still lots of wreckage there. they can get to the bottom of what happened and who is responsible for it. >> matthew chance, thanks. gas prices keep falling. that means savings for you. an early start on your money is next.
all right. let's get an early start on your money. tough day for global stocks. asian stocks ended down. look at japan's benchmark down 3% today. that's on surprising news that japan's economy is in reception. european stocks also down. so are u.s. stock futures. on friday, the s&p inched up to the 41st record high close of the year. gas prices keep falling. the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.88. down 30 cents from a month ago and 80 cents from summer highs.
it could put an extra $400 a year in your pocket. businesses hopes that turns into holiday spending. "early start" continues right now. an american hostage murdered by isis. the terrorist releasing new video showing the beheading of american aid worker peter kassig. we are breaking down the clues we are learning this morning. president obama back at home ready to make big reforms to the immigration system. reforms that could allow millions of people here illegally to stay. republicans aren't backing down. how they plan to stop the president ahead. deadly storms barrelling across the country bringing snow, ice and record-breaking cold temperatures. guess what? it's not over yet. the northeast bracing for impact. indra petersons is tracking what you need to