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bracing for backlash. security on alert at u.s. facilities around the world hours before a seminole report on cia torture. new information on how harshly the u.s. interrogated suspects after 9/11. we can't breathe. protests across the country in streets shutdown and stores vandaliz vandalized. now nba players demonstrators. t-shirts on the court. rallying on the eric garner and michael brown case.
president obama hijacking the colbert report. good morning. welcome to early start. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is tuesday, december 9th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. new this morning, tightened security around the world. military sites are bracing for the release of a senate intelligence committee report. the report is set to reveal findings on enhanced interrogation of torture during the bush administration. elise labott has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: john and christine, u.s. diplomatic posts and military bases are on high alert as the military braces for the explosive report of use of torture. thousands of marines on stand by after a dire classified assessment and warning of backlash. there was a statement by john
kerry to delay the report's release. we understand that senator feinstein is undeterred. it is expected to accuse the cia about lying of the use of torture after 9/11 and claim the waterboarding of three terrorists including sheik muhammad. it is inviting violent anti-american protests at u.s. embassys. the head of the house committee mike rogers is calling the report a terrible idea saying in addition to the assessment, foreign leaders are warning the release of the report could cause violence and deaths. lots of countries cooperated with the u.s. in the war on terror. at some political risk. they rely on american discretion. if that report is released, there is a concern to deter u.s. allies in the coalition against
isis because they will fear reprisals. john and christine. >> thank you. american personnel in the muslim world are at risk as the report comes out this morning. allies are cooperating with the cia and thought to be especially concerned about public reaction in their countries. cnn's ian lee is in egypt. how are they preparing for the announcement today? >> reporter: christine, i just got off the phone with the u.s. embassy. they will not comment on the security procedures of the embassy. although, that being said, the british embassy across the street and canadian embassy have increased security the past few days. u.s. embassy told us yesterday and the day before, it has been business as usual for them. >> how is the relationship, egypt's relationship with the cia? how far back does it go?
>> reporter: when you talk about the cia's relationship with egypt, we are talking about the rendition program. this is where the cia would bring a suspect to egypt for interrogation. this process or program goes back as reports say to the '90s and the clinton administration. this's one very famous case in 2003 where an italian man omar was taken from the cia to italy to egypt. the italian prosecution charged and convicted almost two dozen cia operators in that case in 2009. a big embarrassment for the cia. >> ian, far lesser things really stir up public sentiment around the world in terms of the united states military. how is egypt reacting at this point? >> reporter: the egyptian government is waiting to see what comes out of the report.
like we said, they had a long relationship with the cia and egypt has been -- rights group say torture takes place on a regular basis. it is likely that they could be mentioned. although the foreign ministry is not commenting. they will wait and see what comes out in the report. >> ian lee in cairo. thank you. breaking overnight. chuck hagel has arrived in baghdad to thank american troops for their work helping to fight isis. secretary of state john kerry will be on capitol hill today. he will brief senators on the threat on isis. the secretary is scheduled to testify before the foreign relations committee as it begins authorizing the use of military force to battle isis. the secretary is all but certain to mention the new plan to allies to send 1,500 additional troops to iraq. they will advise and train iraqi and kurdish troops.
a bipartisan group is scheduled to vote. talks broke down over a last minute disagreement involving the renewal of a terrorism insurance program. congressional leaders are ready to pass an extension to negotiate. president obama will hold a town hall meeting in nashville this morning. that is home to a fast growing population in the united states. 17 states are involved in a federal lawsuit seeking to block the executive order which gives temporary work status to more than 5 million immigrants in the united states illegally. president obama made his first and last appearance on comedy central colbert report. it was a spirited exchange.
listen to this exchange on the economy. >> the truth is the economy had been on a pretty good run. we had 57 straight months of private sector job growth. over 10 million jobs created. auto industry has come rebounding back. >> i'll give it to you. you employed a lot of people. mostly as secretary of defense. >> that's boosted our numbers a little bit. >> what we haven't been able to see enough of until recently is wages and incomes going up. this last jobs report started to indicate some wage growth, but we still have more work to do. >> that's right. christine romans said the president reads job report like she does. colbert is prepared to move to cbs where he will takeover the
late show. >> the president is right about making a point of wages. they have not been rising. that is why people have not felt the 57 straight months of private sector job creation. time for an early start on money. stocks plunging. asian stocks fell. >> look at shanghai. >> the benchmark is down 5%. that is a plunge. others are not a plunge. european and u.s. stock futures are lower. yesterday, the dow fell 106 points. the biggest dip since october. oil prices tumbling. crude oil fell 4%. look at the crude chart. below $63 a barrel for the first time in five years. opec decided not to cut output. you know it is great news for consumers. the national average for a gallon of regular is $2.67. according to aaa, american house holds are saving $100 a month.
because of low oil prices. breaking overnight. protests erupting across the country. demonstrators furious over the death of unarmed black man eric garner. the controversy growing and calls for action ahead. plus, six people killed when a plane suddenly crash nooses i home. we will tell you about that coming up next.
happening right now, new reaction to the deaths of michael brown and eric garner in berkeley, california. a third night of protests. more than 1,000 protesters marched through streets and halting traffic on a major interstate. demonstrators stopped a train in its tracks. cnn's dan simon reports from the scene. >> reporter: john and christine,
we are at a railroad crossing in berkeley. protesters were able to stop an amtrak passenger train. this has been a massive protest with well over 3,000 people, but from what we have seen, it has been peaceful after the two chaotic nights on the streets of berkeley. we have seen things like this. the crowd was able to shutdown the i-80 freeway in both directions. john and christine. >> thanks, dan. protests elsewhere brought traffic to a standstill. in washington, d.c., demonstr e demonstrators staged a die-in outside the white house. and outside the cleveland cavaliers game in brooklyn, they were chanting black lives matter. >> inside the barclays center, lebron james was wearing a shirt i can't breathe.
the gesture was aimed a eric garner's family. >> the message to the family that i'm sorry for their loss and sorry to his wife and that's what it's about. everybody is getting caught up in everybody besides who is feeling it. the family. >> lebron james is the biggest sports star in the united states. he has taken a big stand. in miami, they have taken pictures in hoodies after the trayvon martin case. it is a different thing than what we saw a generation ago with michael jordan. a new phenomena. >> to say he did it for the family. 14 minutes after the hour. four of eric garner's children talked to cnn's don lemon overnight. they said the demonstrations have been comforting to the
family. >> to see they were laying down in front of the eiffel tower. in california, it is an everybody thing. for celebrities to support the garner family because that was wrong. it was wrong. there is nothing they can do to make it right. >> the family has been clear they oppose violent demonstrations. eric holder is speaking out about new rules applying to federal, not local law enforceme enforcement. accusations from a mother of a 12-year-old boy shot to death by police in cleveland. she says conviction is the only justice in the shooting of her son tamir. she said police handcuffed his
sister when he ran toward tamir's body. >> i was trying to get through to my son and the police told me to calm down or they will put me in the back of the police car. so, of course, i calmed down. i asked the police to let my daughter go. they would not at that time. i asked them what's going on and they weren't telling me anything, but calm down. >> tamir rice was shot and killed after waving a toy gun at people in a park. the policing skills of the police officer who pulled the trigger have been called into question. the university of virginia president is promising a culture of change to parents and the
description of rape on campus in the "rolling stone" article. she is forming an ad hoc committee to change the culture on campus. including unarmed security ambassadors and new policies on sexual misconduct that adhere to federal mandates. we are learning more about the six people killed when a twin-engine plane crashed in the maryland subdivision. the bodies of a mother and her two sons were found in the second floor bathroom of their home. three people in the plane also killed monday. now local and federal investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong. renee marsh has latest. >> reporter: john and christine, six people are dead after the business jet crashing into a maryland home and sending debris tumbling into two more homes and ending with a fiery explosion.
the aircraft was going for a landing at montgomery county airport at 11:00 in the morning. witnesses say they heard a sputtering sound. a mother and her two sons were killed inside one of the homes. their bodies found in the bathroom, one child between the mother's legs and the other in her arms. three people on board the plane also died. including michael rosenberg, the founder of the clinical research company in north carolina. the plane went down about a mile from the airport. one theory is a bird strike may have caused problems. multiple warnings about birds in the area why heard on air traffic control tapes before the crash. the recorders have been recovered and we know ntsb is
downloading the clues into what caused the deadly crash. john and christine. >> you feel for that family. some serious weather in the forecast for the northeast. i can tell you from coming in, personal reporting, it has already begun. let's turn to pedram javaheri. >> we need an expert. we don't want to rely on john's meteorological skills. >> it is a muddy mess. it is set up across the northeast. tremendous rainfall across the eastern seaboard. a mix of rain and snow across new england. that is the pattern across the 24 to 36 hours. it paints the picture for you over the northeast and new england. at this point, the snowfall across the interior areas is wet and will stick across the region. it will be a main issue. you take a look. wind speeds. 41 miles an hour in the afternoon. you get to boston, 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts. i talk about the major cities with tall buildings.
the bernuli effect. that is something worth noting. perhaps the travel delays lining up. if you put the moisture in place, 1 to 3 inches in new york city. boston, upwards of 4 inches possible and heavy wet snow in new england interior. not the best tuesday across the northeast. it looks like it could get better as the later portion of the week gets better. >> the bernuli effect. i learned something new. i guess he brought the weather with him. a whirlwind so far for william and kate on the first visit to the u.s. >> they create the weather. >> the british royals ended the day at the brooklyn nets basketball game. they met jay-z, part owner of the team for a while. along with beyonce. the couple had face time with
lebron james. there was a meet and greet with the clintons at their hotel. hillary and chelsea. the duchess was solo on the child development center in harlem while william met the president in washington, d.c. >> in my view, one of the most insidious forms of corruption in the world today is illegal wildlife trade. here, criminal gangs turn vast profits from the illegal killing or capture of wildlife. >> the president says the prince's work is very important. the couple will visit the 9/11 memorial. >> he rode the delta shuttle back and forth to washington, d.c. along with anderson cooper. anderson tweeted i'm on the d.c. shuttle with prince william.
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the tragedy of a failed rescue effort. u.s. officials did not know a south african hostage was hours or days from release when they tried to free luke somers from al qaeda captors. they died after transferred to a navy vessel. korkie's wife is speaking out about the failed rescue minutes from now. karl penhaul is live in london. i cannot imagine they were hours from release and now finding out he is gone. >> reporter: absolutely, christi christine. there are details we have yet to learn about the operation and the planning of the best operation and the aspects of the operation were improvised. we hear from south africa from
yolanda korkie. she was kidnapped by the same militants and freed in january after the charity gift forgivers mediated in the crisis. now at the moment, the message that she is sounding is one of forgiveness. she is taking this and saying we have to forgive otherwise we cannot move beyond this. at the same time as she is doing, forensic investigators are now doing a post mortem investigation on pierre korkie. that will perhaps give us the answers as to whether it was the al qaeda militants holding him that did in fact shoot him when they knew the rescue operation was going down or perhaps it will shed different light on this. perhaps he could be shot by a
bullet in the crossfire. what we don't expect to hear from korkie's wife is the details about the rescue operation. she was not informed ahead of time. we may hear more about her hopes that her husband was about to be freed. we know the charity mediated and a ransom of $200,000 was given. >> karl, thank you for that. 28 minutes after the hour. torture secrets of the cia. in hours, the world will learn exactly what methods or some of the methods some investigators used to torture terror suspects following 9/11. this is causing securities concerns at u.s. facilities around the world. what we are learning this morning coming up next. female announcer: sleep train's interest free for 3 event!
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security alert at u.s. embassy s around the world as the new report calls the cia torture. how terror suspects were interrogated after 9/11. we will tell you what we know about the report and the controversy it is creating ahead. breaking overnight. more protests across the country. demonstrators furious of the killing of eric garner. the we can't breathe message getting to the nba and the
garner children sharing their thoughts. and president obama on the colbert report. defending his decisions on immigration, economy obamacare and colbert called him emperor. the best jokes. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. security tightening at facilities around the world. bracing for the senate committee report. the long awaited findings on enhanced interrogation during the bush administration. cnn's elise labott has the latest from washington for us. >> reporter: john and christine, u.s. posts and military bases around the world are on high alert today as the obama administration braces for the explosive report on the use of torture. thousands of marines on stand by after a dire classified assessment warning of a violent backlash and there was a
last-ditch effort by secretary of state john kerry to persuade the senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein to delay the report's release. feinstein is undeterred and that report is expected today. it is expected to accuse the cia about lying about the use of torture after 9/11 and claim waterboarding of three terrorists including sheik muhammad. it could bring the violent protests at embassies. mike rogers is calling the report's release a terrible idea. foreign leaders are warning that the release of the report could cause violence and deaths. now lots of countries cooperated with the u.s. in the war on terror at some political the risk. they rely on american discretion. if that report is released,
there is a concern it could deter u.s. allies in the global coalition against isis because they fear terrorist reprisals. john and christine. >> thank you, elise labott. the white house acknowledges that the american personnel in the muslim world are at risk as the report comes out at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. cnn's ian lee is in egypt. ian, you have a sense if officials at the u.s. embassy are concerned about the report and how they are preparing for the release. >> reporter: john, as we heard, thousands of marines across the middle east ready to deploy within hours if a mission is under threat. i talked to the officials here. they will not comment on security, but the u.s. embassy
is a fortress. it is not out of the realm of the possibility an attack could take place. there are a lot of police and army close by to deploy if anything were to happen, john. >> we have seen demonstration there is before. thank you, ian lee. breaking overnight, chuck hagel arriving in baghdad to thank the troops for their work in fighting isis. secretary of state john kerry on capitol hill briefing senators on the threat from isis. kerry is testifying before the senate foreign relations committee as it debates the authorization of the military force against isis. kerry is certain to mention a plan to send about 1,500 additional troops to iraq. a group of senators is pushing for a vote on a bill to approve
action. lawmakers were hoping to approve a $1.1 trillion package to keep the government operating beyond midnight on thursday. talks broke down after the renewal of the terrorism insurance program and other disagreements in there as well. congressional leaders are ready to pass a short-term extension to give leaders a few more days to negotiate if necessary. the president will hold a town hall in nashville this afternoon. that city is home to one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in the country. 17 states involved in a federal lawsuit to block the executive order to grant temporary work status to immigrants in the u.s. illegally. the president went on the colbert report for the first and last time overnight. it was a spirited and frequently awesome exchange. host stephen colbert tackled
immigration reform and why he took on the constitution. >> even i have to admit obamacare is the law of the land and while it's been politically divisive, there are things that people from both parties actually like about obamacare. for instance, that children can stay on their parents policies until age 26. let's face it. even if republicans somehow did repeal it, they would have to replace it with their own health care plan. once they touch it, they own it. then if anything goes wrong, suddenly everybody will be complaining about mitch mcconnell care. >> i am impressed by the
delivery there. the colbert report ends a nine-year run later this month. stephen colbert will take over the cbs late show. nothing funny in stocks. shanghai is down 5%. u.s. stock futures are pomoving lower. down 106 points. energy stocks led the decline. crude oil about $62 a barrel right now. that is down more than 40% from the summer. if oil keeps falling, that means so does gas. the national average is $2.67 a gallon. it is $100 a month in consumers' pockets. >> and if people spend it, you see the economic growth. >> people save it. breaking overnight, protests
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new reaction to the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. the third night of protests has not turned violent in the berkeley streets. california highway patrol officers arresting scores of protesters there. demonstrators stopped a train in its tracks. cnn's dan simon at the scene. >> reporter: we are at the railroad tracks where the protester s stopped an amtrak train. from what we have seen, it has been peaceful after the two nights on the streets of berkeley. we have seen things like this. one point, the crowd shutdown the i-80 freeway in both directions. john and christine. >> thanks, dan. protestors staged a die-in
blocks from the white house. outside the brooklyn nets game, protesters chanting hands up don't shoot. inside the stadium, lebron james of the cavaliers and kyrie irving were wearing t-shirts bearing the last words of i can't breathe. lebron james told reporters after the game that the gesture was aimed at eric garner's family. >> a message to the family. you know, i'm sorry for their loss. sorry to his wife. and that's what it's about. everybody else gets caught up in everything else beside who is feeling it. the family. >> four of the children weighed in on the protests. speaking exclusively to don lemon overnight.
>> they were laying down in front of the eiffel tower. it is everybody. for celebrities to support the garner family because that was wrong or it was wrong. nothing they can do to make it right. we can fight for justice so it won't happen another time. >> u.s. attorney eric holder announcing a program of racial profiling. to include gender, religion and sexual orientation. it applies to federal and not local law enforcement. a nor'easter in the forecast for the northeast united states. for a complete look at the forecast, let's turn to pedram javaheri. how are you? >> doing well. it could be far worse when it comes to what is happening across the northeast. we have the system parked
offshore. the storm on the warmer side. 25 million people have been warned of wintry weather ahead of us later on this afternoon and evening. we put the storm system in the picture 30 or 40 days from now, we are talking about significant snow in philly and new york. not the case today. we have flood warnings and watches. significant rainfall and snow stays across interior new england. heavy rain showers on the immediate coast. philly and new york get in on the action first. much of it sleet across interior new england. the winds are the big story. 40 miles per hour in the afternoon hours. it will shape up to see travel delays before things quiet down before wednesday afternoon by tomorrow. rain and wind. 60 to 90-minute delays from jfk. generally 45 to 60 minutes at laguardia. not the best day to be traveling. it looks like the vast majority of the coast with heavy rainfall
as opposed to heavy snowfall in a month from now. >> glad to know about the airport delays. plan your morning. >> extra viewers at the airport. good morning to you waiting at the airport. collateral damage. a terror hostage set to be released was killed when navy s.e.a.l.s rescue mission failed. now a woman who was expecting her husband to come home soon is speaking out. we are live with what she had to say next. female announcer: sleep train's interest free for 3 event!
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a judge in south africa is expected to rule today on the appeal by prosecutors that could lead to a longer prison sentence for oscar pistorius. he was sentenced to five years after guilt of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. prosecutors claim the judge misinterpreted the law calling the sentence light. and a failed rescue effort. u.s. officials say they did not know the south african hostage was days away from potential release when they tried to rescue luke somers in al qaeda in yemen. pierre korkie was shot in the raid on friday.
he and somers died after being transferred to the navy vessel. we have cnn's karl penhaul with more. what did his widow have to say? >> reporter: the wife of murdered south african hostage pierre korkie is urging forgiveness and not to start pointing the finger about the manner of his death. that certain is a huge gesture for her taking into account how this rescue operation went down and what the prospects were for that south african teacher kidnapped back in may of 2013. because there was a south african charity gift for givers, trying to mediate in the crisis and what they said in a statement, pierre korkie, the hostage, was hours from being released. that after a painstaking hostage
and ransom in january. they were asking for $3 million for korkie's release. with patience over the months, the charity managed to negotiate down to $200,000. what the gift for givers charity says korkie could have been released on saturday. that was the day after he was killed in the botched rescue operation. what we don't know, of course, is the exact manner of his death. we will get answers perhaps in the coming days. his body is being examined now in south africa. maybe that will show us what bullet was used and range he was shot. >> karl penhaul, thanks. when was the last time you ate at mcdonald's? >> i had burger king because there was not a mcdonald's
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let's get an early start on your money. a bad day for stocks. asian stocks hammered. what's going on here? a few days ago we had a strong jobs report. the feeling is the u.s. economy is strong and that gives the federal reserve an indication to raise interest rates. the biggest one day loss since october. back from the 18,000 milestone.
energy stocks leading the decline. oil prices to a five year low. crude oil is $63 a barrel right now. the gap between the rich and poor is the largest in years. the richest earned 9.5 times more than the poorest. the trend of growing income inequality is not slowing down. customers are losing appetites for mcdonald's. sales at u.s. locations fell 4.6% in november. the steepest decline in 14 years. millennials are choosing fast casual chains. they are looking for fresher ingredients and simple menu. mcdonald's is working to simplify the lengthy menu. they will offer more build your own burger choices.
the mcdonald's stock fell 4% yesterday. millennials, their tastes, i predict, will shape what we see in the economy and in retail. >> fickle. we bid adeu to the 4:00. "early start" begins right now. bracing for a backlash. security alerts at u.s. facilities around the globe. hours before a cia torture report is released. new information on just how harshly the united states interrogated terror suspects after 9/11. we will tell you what we know what is in the report and why the release is creating controversy. we can't breathe. protests across the country. streets shutdown and nba players speaking out. and president