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he's out there by himself. narrator: make sure you know where to find your family in an emergency. start your plan at ready.gov. happening right now, divers in the water searching for victims in wreckage of airasia flight 8501. investigators focused on finding the jet lienjetliner's black boxes. happening today, jury selection begins in the boston marathon terror trial. what victims of the attack are saying about the trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. bracing for battles. the republican-led congress back in washington, d.c. today, but will we see compromise or gridlock? welcome to "early start." i'm john berman.
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>> i'm christine romans. time to really get the year started. let's start with this. searchers are trolling the java sea hoping to find more wreckage from airasia flight 8501. more bodies to reunite with loved ones found so far today. crucially, crucially the black boxes could shed light on what the cause was to crash with 162 people on board. large objects may be the fuselage but one piece was wreckage from a ship. let's turn to cnn's anna coren with the latest from surabaya. >> reporter: christine, three more bodies were identified and located and brought to the hospital at the headquarters of the operation. two males and a female. that now takes the number of bodies that have been recovered to 37.
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13 have now been identified but you are talking about 162 passengers who were on board that ill-fated airasia flight 8501 that crashed on the 28th of december. now nine days ago. the problem for the recovery team is they are racing against the clock. the bodies are deteriorating in the warm tropical waters in the java sea. if they can't get them with the skin in tact on their finger tips they have to resort to teeth and bones to identify these bodies. so they are having serious problems out there. yes, 57 divers went down today when there was a window of opportunity. the weather has since come in and that has really hampered efforts once again. they are coming across a really rough conditions. there is a lot of mud at the bottom of the ocean floor. officials here telling us if the
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plane is found in that mud, if that is where it is, in fact they will have great difficulty to get it out. it will delay the process. we are talking about weeks, if not months before they are able to get it. that is when they find it. we are talking about an area huge area that has been expanded and they currently scouring it with the international efforts. the united states is part of the operation to try to locate the debris. the bodies and, of course the black box flight recorders, christine. >> many of our aviation experts said that part of the ocean and sea relatively shallow. there will be other wrecks. there will be maritime remnants there that could hamper things. thank you. three minutes after the hour. president obama needs to hit back harder against north korea. outgoing relations committee robert menendez said they were too tame when they alleged the
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hacking of sony pictures as cyber terrorism. >> he characterized the action by north korea as an act of vandalism. that is when you break a window. terrorism is when you destroy a building. north korea land a virtual bomb on sony's parking lot and had real consequences as a company and to many who work there. there has to be a real consequence to this otherwise you will see it happen. >> on cnn's state of the union, menchaca menendez called for stronger action. will ripley standing by with the latest in beijing this morning. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, john. it is interesting to hear this statement coming from north
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korea. we expected fiery rhetoric but one thing they are doing is mentioning the international news coverage they are monitoring closely which reports about the skepticism from some private security experts in the united states and elsewhere that perhaps the sony hack was an inside job and not linked to north korea as the u.s. government alleges. the sanctions are a clear indication that the united states believes in north korea and was behind the attack and will take action in the form of sanctions which could hurt the regime's ability to take in weapons from exports. north korea, what they are tying to do is a the u.s. is only doing this to build a shaky case against them. and they are trying to paint the picture of a bully from the united states government. >> thank you, will. the terrorism murder trial of accused boston marathon bombing of dzhokhar tsarnaev starts with jury selection.
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he is charged with plotting the 2013 boston marathon bombings. bombings that killed three people and injured 200 others. heather abbott lost her foot in the attack. she said she will be in the courtroom during the trial. >> several people i am now close with will be testifying. i want to be there to support them. i think this is my only chance to kind of experience what this might bring more me. any closure. >> tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him. washington is bracing this morning for the returning members of congress who reconvene tomorrow. republicans will take control of both chambers of the congress. republicans leaders will push for revisions in obamacare and work to undue the executive actions. the president says he will work with congress but he also notes
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his veto pen will be at the ready. in the meantime house majority leader john boehner will face an issue. louis gohmert will bring his name forward as house speaker. mike huckabee has taken a step toward possible presidential run in 2016. he announced he is ending news run on fox news. the former governor says no final decisions will be made until the spring. he needs to figure out how to raise money. president obama is making south asia a foreign policy. the president and secretary of state john kerry will visit india later this month. the president will head to pakistan before the president hosts the leaders at the white house in february. time for an early start on
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money. asian stocks are lower, but euro is at a nine-year low against the dollar. investors expect the central bank to start bond buying measures. the second trading day of the year. not much movement in stocks. investors are expecting smaller gains this year. oil prices still trying to find a price floor. crude oil with a new low at $52 a barrel. the price has been slashed in half since the summer. gas prices have been slashed too. the average price is $2.20. the lowest since 2009. if you are in new jersey you can find it lower than that. happening this morning. an investigation into what caused a deadly plane crash that killed everyone on board, except for a brave 7-year-old girl. how she made it to safety ahead.
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a touching contributetribute for a new york city police officer, but the out cry is next.
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federal investigators hoping to speak to the 7-year-old illinois girl who survived a plane crash in kentucky that killed her parents and sister and cousin. sailor gutzler walked through the woods for a mile to find
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help after the crash. listen to kentucky police. they are blown away by the girl's courage and resilience. >> i was literally distraught by how calm she was able to and the ability for her to give us information. she was distraught but probably in shock. after trying to raise her family and get them to communicate with her and i think even touching some of them. she indicated to us that she believed her family was deceased but she hoped they were just sleeping. >> ntsb officials removed the wreckage of the plane on sunday. funeral arrangements are still pending. >> the girl walked through the woods barefoot and in summer clothes and hiked and found a house and said i have been in a plane crash. can i stay here. unbelievable. i feel for that girl.
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12 minutes past the hour. police officers turning their back on the mayor bill de blasio after the eulogy of wenjian liu. hundreds of officers turning away from a video feed of de blasio after their boss bill bratton asked them to keep politics out of the funeral, but bridges clearly seem to be burned. >> there is a anti-police issue in the nation right now. our two assassinated brothers -- it's a clear example of that anti-police environment. you know many of our officers feel betrayed by the elected leaders that we have and the public that we serve. >> there are reports of minor confrontations between officers at liu's funeral. many agreed with the commissioner a funeral is not the place for political
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statements against the mayor. jury selection begins in the trial of pedro hernandez. he confessed to the 1979 murder of 6-year-old etanpatz. he strangled him and left him in a an boxbox on the street. prosecutors will have to make their case with no body or no crime scene evidence. 100 soldiers starting the year in quarantine. they just returned from west africa to build treatment centers. they will be monitored for 21 days and not allowed to have physical contact with family members. a u.s. health care worker is being monitored closely at a hospital in nebraska this morning. the patient experienced a high risk of exposure to ebola while
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working in sierra leone. the patient is not considered infectious at this point. new yorkers and the nation preparing to say a final good-bye to former governor mario cuomo. a wake will be held today with vice president biden and his wife attending. the former governor died of heart failure with his family by his side on new year's day. the tributes are pouring in for stuart scott who died on sunday. he was 49 years old. scott is remembered for his special talents which included the memorable catch phrases in sports. he was a remarkable and fantastic individual. >> and great dad. >> president obama said stuart scott entertained us and
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inspired us with his courageous fight. >> what are some of his phrases? >> the cooler side of the pillow. and watches and warnings for 14 states from washington to ohio. look at spokane. you can see crews on the tarmac working to clear the snow. there were delays. some areas in washington saw up to 11 inches of snow. >> snow has been falling in illinois. >> shorts in chicago. i love people in chicago. >> i'm not sure that healthy that is. >> if you are watching football all day. >> chicago, they are not watching. the frigid temperatures are making conditions icy. there are the plows. one man said he had a large scare on the road. >> at first it was a little bit tough conditions.
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actually i almost swerved off the road. >> icy conditions prompting accidents in missouri. check out the damage to the suv. in that case no one was seriously hurt. the same storm system spawning storms in the south. nine confirmed tornadoes in mississippi and alabama. one woman was in her house when she suddenly heard a deafening sound. >> it was just like you hear them say a train is coming. it was just like a train coming. it was hitting the house. >> the stormy weather and frigid temperatures set to continue all week. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for an early look at your weather. >> good morning to you. let's talk about what is happening nationwide. massive area of high pressure across the southeast and central plains. high pressure in place and you have clear skies and cold temperatures across the northern tier of the country. minneapolis taking a drop in the temperatures from the 30s down to the 11 degree temperature
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range. chicago, uniform trend right now, but things are about to get colder over the next two to three days. minneapolis, best they can do is 9 degrees. similar story out of chicago. a lot of that cold air will make it to the southeast and the northeast as well. introduce a few snowshowers across the northeast. look at how expansive this cold air is. the coldest air gets to the southern states by wednesday morning. we are talking about getting down to 13 or 15 degrees in the overnight hours. as far south and atlanta. high temperature trend, chicago, goose egg on wednesday. new york and boston temperatures drop in the 20s on tuesday and wednesday. the best bet for snow in boston and new york is 1 to 2 inches in the forecast. back to you. >> we can handle one to two. the dallas cowboys moving on. the cowboys trailed for most of the game but rallied in the
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fourth aided by an outrageous call by the referees. outrageous picking up a flag on a pass interference. they beat the lions 24-20. they play the packers next week. in the afc, andrew luck led the colts to a 26-10 victory over the cincinnati bengals. the colts will play the broncos. the ravens who looked good on saturday they will play the new england patriots. the carolina panthers travel to seattle to face the seahawks. buckingham palace caught in an alleged sex scandal. what one woman is saying about queen's son.
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the militant group boko haram has seized an army base. troops were sent scrambling. many people have fled by body to chaad. at least 15 people were killed in the attack. happening now, the frantic search for survivors after a seven story apartment building collapsed in kenya. it is unclear how many people may be trapped in the rubble. search teams are trying to work delicately to avoid collapsing air pockets.
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at least two people were killed. more than three dozen were injured. buckingham palace ramping up the defense of prince andrew denying for the third time that the royal had sex with an underage girl. the allegation comes in a lawsuit filed in florida. it claims jeffery epstein forced girls to have sex with men, including prince andrew. we have max foster with more. >> reporter: buckingham palace has been cornered on this one. allegations contained in legal notes presented in court in florida on friday. ever since, there have been more and more accusations coming out of the british newspapers over the weekend. "the mail" on sunday had an interview with the woman at the center of the case. that meant buckingham palace had
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to respond yet again. and another response, four in total, christine. that virginia roberts actually met the queen. the palace has no record of the meeting. the allegations were that she was kept as a sex slave for jeffery epstein and his friends. over a period of three years, she was forced to have sexual relation in three locations with prince andrew. london and new york. in the british virgin islands where there was actually an orgy of underage girls. buckingham palace being clear there is no evidence to this at all. prince andrew is not party to this in florida. he hasn't gotten any legal addressed. they feel they have to respond in some way. they are saying it is completely
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untrue all of this prince andrew flew back to london last night and meeting with his legal teams to discuss a way forward. >> jeffery epstein has been embroiled in these accusations before. part of a legal drama. is prince andrew friends with jeffery epstein? >> reporter: they certainly were friends. lots of photos with them together. we know that because prince andrew apologized for the friendship back in 2011 after epstein was convicted of sexual offenses. i think prince andrew thought that was the end of it. after, that it was probably guilt by association. the latest legal papers point the finger at prince andrew for the first time. that is why there is a huge amount of concern at buckingham
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palace palace. >> thank you, max. divers searching in the water for wreckage of airasia flight 8501. possible new leads as time to find the plane's black boxes ticks down. we are live next. huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. yeah, everybody knows that. well, did you know that playing cards with kenny rogers gets old pretty fast? ♪ you got to know when to hold'em. ♪ ♪ know when to fold 'em. ♪ ♪ know when to walk away. ♪ ♪ know when to run. ♪ ♪ you never count your money, ♪ ♪ when you're sitting at the ta...♪ what? you get it? i get the gist yeah. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
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a setback in the search for airasia flight 8501. this morning, divers in the water trying to recover pieces of the plane's wreckage. we are live with what we are learning next. happening today. the boston marathon terror trial set to begin. a jury to be selected. to try suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. what victims of the attack are saying about the trial. and in just hours, the new gop-controlled congress gets to work. will compromise or gridlock prevail? why only those choices? >> take option c. >> welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. this morning, there has been a setback in the search for airasia flight 8501.
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at least one of the objects discovered by the search team has turned out to be part of a ship not the aircraft. officials have been scouring the java sea hoping to find more wreckage and bodies. at least three bodies have been found today. the crucial piece of evidence is the black boxes, but still no progress to report there. still no pings detected. over the last few days searchers have found several large objects they believed could be connected to the fuselage, but the discovery of an object is not shows how arguous this process is. let's turn to anna coren in surabaya. >> reporter: it is a frustrating and slow task to try to locate the wreckage of airasia flight 8501. they have been on it now for nine days. yes, they discovered three more
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bodies this afternoon and identified more. that takes the number to 37 retrieved and 13 identified. you are talking about 162 passengers who were on board the ill-fated flight that left here in surabaya on 28th of december to singapore. 42 minutes in the flight it lost all communication. now it is believed it is at the bottom of the java sea. as you say, they have located four items through sonar. believed to be the aircraft. they certainly had hoped a much larger piece of the wreckage up to 18 meters in length was also part of the aircraft. unfortunately that has turned out to be a shipwreck. the families of victims have been coming to the crisis center to learn more information every day. those who are identifying the victims say they are racing against the clock.
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the reason is the bodies are decomposing in the warm tropical waters. up to day nine now. it is feared the skin on the finger tips will no longer be used to identify these bodies. they will have to use the teeth and bones to make that identification. that is a much longer process. officials here have offered families a trip to the search site. they are willing to fly them up there to pay their respects and lay flowers and that may perhaps somehow ease the pain and suffering that they are going through. you know as far as the officials on the ground going through their own difficulties the weather is against them the waves and storms constantly. we are in the middle of monsoon season. on top of that there is this thick layer of mud on the bottom of the ocean floor which is causing problems for divers. there is zero visibility. you know this is going to be
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such a long process to find the bodies and wreckage and find the black box flight recorders which will have the essential information everybody wants. >> anna coren for us in surabaya. the work goes on nine days. thanks. the terrorism murder trial of accused boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev begins this morning with jury selection. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for tsarnaev. he is charged with plotting the 2013 marathon bombings along with his late brother. bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. bombing victim heather abbott lost her foot in the attack. she said she will be in the courtroom during the trial. >> several people i'm very close with will be testifying. i want to be there to support them. this is my only chance to kind of experience what this might bring for me. >> tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him.
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members of congress are on the way back to washington this morning where they will find a significantly redrawn political landscape. republicans take control of the house and senate when they reconvene tomorrow. republican leaders have vowed to cast votes to try to undo parts of obamacare and battle immigration reform. the president says he will use his veto pen when necessary. at this point, both sides are promising to look for common ground. we will see if that works. cnn's erin mcpike has the latest latest. >> reporter: john and christine, the republicans say they want to work with the president. and eric schultz spoke with our jim acosta and spoke about outlining the areas where they can coordinate. >> to make sure our tax system is fair and structure. the trade deals to open up new
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markets to american manufacturing manufacturing. these are area where is republicans have been supported in the past. that is why he is eager to get those done. >> reporter: president obama is hitting the road to tennessee, arizona and michigan to sell some of his initiatives. meanwhile, mitch mcconnell the incoming majority leader sat down with cnn's dana bash. >> now he needs to talk to us. that's good. when the american people elected the divided government they are not saying they don't want anything done but they want things done in the center. last week we talked about some agreement. >> reporter: first up, the keystone xl pipeline. they have the votes to push that through the senate. john and christine. >> thanks to erin mcpike in washington. house majority leader john
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boehner will face a challenge from some members of his party. louis gohmert is announcing his name for speaker. he says of boehner's tenure after years of broken promises it is time for a change. and former arkansas governor mike huckabee taking another step for possible president in 2016. huckabee says he is ending his fox news show calling it a necessary move as he explores a second bid. no final decision will be made until the spring. you said he has to raise money. >> think about that. $16 million. now they are estimating you need $75 million by iowa. >> he did great in iowa. then fizzled. >> he did. 36 minutes after the hour. president obama is making south asia a foreign policy priority. the president and secretary of state john kerry plan to visit india later this month. the secretary will head to afghanistan and pakistan before
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the president hosts leaders at the white house in spring. time for a look at your money. expect solid gains this year but not double digit returns. oil prices keep sliding this morning. crude oil with a fresh five and a half year low. crude oil $52 a barrel. they are expected to stay low through the year. drivers can expect gas prices to stay low. the average price for a gallon of regular, $2.20. we will get a look at december auto sales later this morning. expecting strongest sales in six years. demand for trucks and suvs. when you get low gas prices people forget. >> when gas is $6 that suburban will be expensive. 37 minutes past the hour. somber ceremony for a new york
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police officer killed in the line of duty. it is what hundreds of officers did to the new york mayor that is causing controversy. that is next.
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new york city police officers some of them at least, showed their anger again at mayor bill de blasio at the funeral of wenjian liu. the second time in days the members of the force turned their backs on bill de blasio upset at what they believe is
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his lack of support for the police corps. a week ago officers used the same gesture at the funeral of rafael ramos. miguel marquez has this report. >> reporter: john and christine, it is just the end of the funeral procession here for officer, now detective wenjian liu. if you can hear this it is the bagpipes ceremonial bagpipes from nypd coming back. ♪ i'm looking about a half mile as far as i can see, down 65th street here in brooklyn. all i can see is that wall that ocean, that sea of blue. just an incredible turnout. nypd preparing for 25,000 police officers probably thousands more citizens from the area here who turned out.
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the funeral was touching. can't really say it was a funeral, but series of speeches in the buddhist tradition. the mayor speaking very highly of wenjian liu. relating two stories. one, this is a guy who is a fisherman who loved fishing. when he caught a big one, he would like to share it with the family. also detective liu was somebody who loved to care for people. on a single call he talked to the family that he related the story that there was an old man who had fallen down. liu stayed with him for hours before he could get back up. he wasn't injured, but he wanted company. his cousin getting up and saying detective liu, someone we know as wenjian liu, they know as joe. this was a family that moved from china 20 years ago and
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become fully americanized. this is the end of the ceremony. >> we would like to thank everyone for expressing your sympathy and support. detail dismiss! >> reporter: the dismissal of the second funeral, a tough time for the nypd and city of new york. i can tell you that here in front of the church none of the officers turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke. a little farther down, there were a few. i spoke to one detective, retired detective who said he saw thousands of police officers turn their backs farther down the way. still a lot of upset. the mayor has met with the five police unions. the mayor has spent a lot of time with the ramos family and liu family in recent days. things may be moving in more -- things may be on more stable
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ground as the police helicopter flies overhead. john and christine. >> thank you, miguel. jury selection begins in the murder trial of pedro hernandez. the new jersey man who confessed to the 1979 murder of 6-year-old etan patz. he lured etan into the basement of a bodega in manhattan and strangled him and left him in a box on the street. he has since recanted. hernandez has a iq of 70. prosecutors have to make the case with no body and no crime scene evidence. about 100 soldiers are starting their new year in a quarantine in washington state. they returned from west africa where they helped build ebola centers. they are not allowed to have contact with family members. a u.s. health care worker is being monitored in nebraska this
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morning. the patient experienced a high risk of exposure to ebola while working in sierra leone. the worker not showing symptoms of infection is not considered infectious at this point. ebola outbreak in west africa has claimed nearly 8,000 lives. new yorkers and the nation preparing to say a final good-bye to former governor mario cuomo. a wake held today with vice president biden and his wife in attendance. the funeral is tomorrow in manhattan. former governor died of heart failure with his family by his side on new year's day. he was 82. tributes are pouring in for former espn anchor stuart scott who died on sunday. he was 49 years old. scott's being remembered for his special talent and personality which included some of the most memorable catch phrases in sports. president obama said he
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entertained us and inspired us. >> by all accounts a terrific guy and father. federal investigators are hoping to speak to the 7-year-old illinois girl who survived a plane crash in kentucky that took her parents and cousin and sister. sailor gutzler walked a mile in the cold woods in the night. sailor's account could help officials determine the cause. listen to kentucky police. they are understandably blown away by the girl's courage and resilience. >> i was literally distraught by how calm she was able to and the ability for her to give us information. she was distraught and in shock. after trying to raise her family and get them to communicate with her and touching some of them. she indicated to us they believed that her family was deceased but she hoped they
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were just sleeping. >> she walked through the boots barefoot in 40 degrees. >> she was in summer clothes. >> ntsb removed wreckage of the plane on sunday. funeral arrangements for sailor's family still pending. millions bracing for a major winter storm with advisories from washington all the way to ohio. this was spokane international airport. somewhere back there, there are crews on the tarmac. hard to see them through the snow. you can imagine there were serious delays. some people in washington saw up to 11 inches of snow. >> folks in illinois using snow blowers in shorts. shovels and everything to clear the snow to keep the roads safe. the frigid temperatures are making things icy. one man said he had a huge scare on the road. >> at first a bit tough
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conditions. actually had an incident where i almost swerved off the road. >> icing conditions prompting accidents in missouri. look at this suv. fortunately no one was hurt. >> that storm system spawning tornadoes in mississippi and alabama. that wicked weather damaged homes and injured an infant. one woman in her house suddenly heard that telltale sound of a tornado. >> it was just like you hear them say a train is coming. that's the way it was. just like a train coming and it was hitting the house. >> the weather set to continue this week. let's go to meteorologist pedram javaheri for an early look at the weather. >> good monday morning. let's talk about what is happening nation wide. massive area of high pressure across the southeast and central plains. high pressure in place and you have clear skies and cold
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temperatures across the northern tier. minneapolis taking a drop in temperatures in the past couple days up from the 30s down to the 11 degree temperature range. chicago, uniform trend right now, but things about to get much colder over the next two days. minneapolis, the best they can do is 9 degrees today. windchills 45 to 50 below. similar story out of chicago. a lot of the cold air will make it to the southeast and the northeast as well. introduce a few snowshowers across the northeast. look at the cold air. it settles in as the coldest air gets to the southern states by wednesday morning. we are talking about getting down to 13 or 15 degrees in the overnight hours. as far south as atlanta. high temperature tend chicago, goose egg on wednesday. new york and boston the temperatures drop in the upper 20s on tuesday and wednesday. the best bet for snow in boston and new york looks to be on tuesday with 1 to 2 inches in the forecast. back to you. >> pedram thank you for that.
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49 minutes past the hour. a member of the britain royal family accused in a sex scandal. we are live with the drama enveloping buckingham palace this morning next. re min narrator: that whipped through the turbine which poured... surplus energy into the plant which generously lowered its price and tipped off the house which used all that energy to stay warm through the storm. chipmunk: there's a bad storm comin! narrator: the internet of everything is changing how energy works. is your network ready?"
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all right. new this morning buckingham palace ramping up defense of prince andrew and denying for the fourth time that the prince
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had sex with an underage girl. the allegation against the duke of york comes in a lawsuit filed in florida. it claims that billionaire jeffery epstein forced underage women to have sex with powerful men. cnn's max foster following the story for us. max, just within the last hour we learned the name of the accuser. >> reporter: her name is virginia roberts. the reason her name came out is she gave an interview to "the mail" on sunday in u.k. another publication outlining her allegations against prince andrew which came to our attention when they were within court documents filed in florida. she said she was forced to have sexual relations with the prince as she was a minor in throw
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locations. according to the court filing, epstein said to give the prince whatever he required and report back to him with details. the palace refuting this on every level. prince andrew was out of the u.k. over the weekend. he is back. the palace statement was it is emphatically denied that the duke of york had any former contact with virginia roberts. the allegations made are false and without any foundation john. >> any legal jeopardy in the u.k. or in the united states max? >> reporter: the issue here is that prince andrew hasn't had a chance to have his say in court filing. that is the issue the palace is saying. how does he get involved in this? it is difficult in the u.k. if it happened in the u.k. he
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could take libel proceedings. in the u.s. he would not have much matter on that. he is left cornered at the moment. >> max foster thanks so much. it is inevitable. prices will go up. what you can expect to pay more for when we get an early start on your money next.
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happy monday. let's get an early start on your money. european stocks moving lower. euro is at a nine-year low against the dollar. 9: u.s. stock futures are barely budging before the second trading day of the year. experts polled are expecting smaller and solid gains in 2015. crude oil is about $52 a barrel. the price has been slashed in half since the summer. general motors is bringing coupons straight to your car. say you look up directions while driving, you may be offered a deal on coffee. the discounts will go straight
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to drivers through the onstar service giving advertisers a new way to access potential customers. new year new higher price tag. you can pay more for staples. a drought in brazil is making your coffee higher. and red meat prices are expected to climb 5% this year. you have to go vegan. and finally, suvs. low gas prices are driving up demand for bigger vehicles. for more things you will pay more for, cnnmoney.com. >> to review here, there are economists who say we need more inflation. >> absolutely. i would like to see inflation wages. >> i think the theory is you see the items out there, wage and inflation goes up as well. hard to understand. >> don't tell me that when i need a cup of coffee. "early start" continues right now.
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>> happening now, divers in the water searching for victims and searching for wreckage of airasia flight 8501. investigators focused on finding the black boxes to figure out what went wrong. this morning, a big setback to tell you about in the search. we are live with the latest. happening today, jury selection begins in the boston marathon terror trial. what victims of the attack are saying about the trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. bracing for battles. the new gop-led congress back in session today. will we see compromise or gridlock? or something else? >> c, singing. musical theater and tap. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, january 5th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. a setback in the search for airasia flight 8501. one of the large objects discovered by the search teams has turned out

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