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get just three minutes, riders weighing up to 176 pounds get six minutes of air time. talking to an er doctor friend, the biggest injuries he saw this weekend was broken wrists from hover boards. >> the grand jury declining to indict police officers in the p]ikot police officers in the
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trump, and the democratic leader, hillary clinton, coming up. >> a fox urgent now after months of hearing evidence and testimony, a grand jury has decided not to bring any charges against two cleveland police officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice. that according to the county prosecutor, moments ago said the officers did not commit any crimes. >> given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunication, by all involved, that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police. >> you anyway recall one of the officers shot and killed rice in november of last year after responding to a 9-1-1 call about somebody waving a gun outside a city rec center. turned out the gun rice was holding, the one you see screen, was only a pellet gun with the orange safety cap
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removed. the prosecutor said enhanced videotape shows tamir rice was pulling the gun out of his waistband when the officer opened fire. he says it's almost certain rice was just planning to show them it wasn't real, but he added, there's no way the officers could have known that. rick leventhal is following the story, join us now here on the news deck. rick, what's the latest on this? >> the cuyahoga county prosecutor says this was a horrible, unfortunate tragedy but not by law a crime, and during the news conference he played back surveillance video frame-by-frame to show he says indisputable evidence that tamir rice pulled the pistol from his wait band before the was shot. witness says rice had been waving the rice. it's a pullet gun built to look like the real thing and the cops were already on edge, concerned this might be an active shooter
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situation. the prosecutor says he spoke with tamir's mother before announcing the grand jury results today. >> a short time ago we informed tamir's mother of the grand jury's decision. it was a tough conversation. we again expressed our condo leeps of our office, the sheriff's detectives and everybody else who worked diligently on the case, and our sincere wish that these events on that day had unfolded differently. >> the family just released
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year. he was about to be fired from another police deposit. he had a, quote, dangerous loss of composure during live range training, and an inability to manage stress. the deputy chief suggesting that time nor training would correct his deficiencies. the prosecutor says the law gives the benefit of the doubt to police officers. their actions were not criminal and fox news learned that the civil rights division of the depth of justice plans to continue an independent review of the shooting and the prosecutor mentioned the family has other options but there will not be criminal charges filed in ohio against these two officers. >> sounded as though they -- the d.a. was almost begging them to file a wrongful death lawsuit. they said you have civil options here. that may happen. rick, thank you very much. ' we're seeing some anger
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over another police shooting,ing this one in chicago over the weekend. cops killed two people and now there's word the city's mayor, rahm other manual, is coming back early from vacation to deal with that. one victim, an innocent bystander who worked to prevent violence. police say saturday morning an officer shot 19-year-old quintonio legrier after responding to a 9-1-1 call from his dad. the father said his son was ang tated and carrying a baseball bat. cops say officers also accidently shodshot and killed the neighbor there 5-year-old woman in the gunfire. her name is bettie jones. family members yesterday wore sweatshirts reading "rahm failed us" and called for change in chicago. >> when is the mayor going to step up? when is he going to step up? we can't get no help with the
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police. cpd has failed us over and over. >> all of this, of course, coming after major protests in chicago the last few weeks, calling for the mayor, rahm emanuel to step down. the city waited more than a year to release police dash cam videotape showing an officer shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times, mostly in the back in 2014. the officer now charged with first degree murder. the feds say they're investigating that case and chicago police practices, including the use of force. matt is at city hall in chicago. what else are we learning about this weekend shooting? >> reporter: well, greg, like you just said, the city of chicago has just been on edge as thousands of protesters have stormed the streets and now the latest police shooting seems to be adding fuel to the fire. we learn over the weekend police sale they accidentally shot and killed that 55-year-old mother
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of five, bettie jones, when responding to a domestic give turnance called. the police arrived to fine the 19-year-old with a bat. police say he became come pattive -- combative and they shot him in the process, bettie jones was somehow accidently shot by officers. both families are speaking out against police. the mother of the teen says her son was an honor student and a hard worker. >> something just need to be done. i watch the news daily and i would grieve for other mothers, other family members, and now today i'm grieving myself. when do it come to a end? >> there are reports the teen suffered froms' type of mental illness women have not learned they exact number of officers involved but any officers that were, will we placed on desk duty pending results of this investigation. >> what about the mayor? what more are we learning from rahm emanuel's office?
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>> well, the mayor is on vacation in cuba. reports saying he plans to return early. he did release a statement calling for a full review of chicago police's crisis intervention team, that means how officers react. someone with many illness, with a bat. the new interim police chief says he strongly supports the mayor's call for that review, and weeks ago the chicago police superintendent was fired after the mcdonald videos, and the latest shooting comes as the city is already under a review by the department of justice. the doj is investigating the city of chicago and its police department, taking a very critical look at how chicago police is doing business, greg. >> matt finn, live in chicago. thank you very much. >> jeb bush taking on donald trump again, but trump is setting his sights on the democratic front roner in and her husband. we'll show you how some of the presidential contenders are stacking up in a new poll, about the most admired people on the
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trump is not serious about being a candidate, and hillary clinton? well, she has no clue about leading the country. those are the words of presidential candidate jeb bush today, the former florida governor campaigning in his home state. bush spoke to a crowd of supporters at a cuban restaurant near miami.
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donald trump taking direct aim at both hillary and bill clinton. ed henry is live in washington. i bush lining up a last stand here in his home state of florida? >> reporter: he may be. we're out now five weeks away fm iowa caucus but jeb bush not there today because he is not in the top tier in iowa, new hampshire, evidence in damp. florida has a big primary march 15th so he may be coming up with a plan b to at least try and win his home state. stage some sort of comeback, and that's where he made his case today. listen. >> we will not win by trying to tear people down. we will not win by disparaging people. we will not win trying to prey on people's angst and fears. we'll win when we believe everybody should have the right to rise up. >> still an uphill battle for him in his home state, two recent polls in florida
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suggesting bush is in fourth place, marco rubio in third, cruz in second, ted cruz, and then donald trump at the top of the heap in florida. this is the challenge for jeb bush. >> surely is, and jeb bush had some choice words for donald trump, but trump seems like he is looking over jeb bush, looking patz to the general election. >> reporter: looking past bush and the rest of the republican field. you mentioned jeb bush taking shots at donald trump. at one point today in florida saying trump wakes up in his pa jam mas, does tv interviews by phone and makes up foreign policy on the fly. donald trump really not responding to much of that these days. as you say, looking ahead to not just hillary clinton in a general election, but bill clinton as well. trump basically saying that since hillary clinton accused him last week of sexism, he is going to raise the same charge against bill clinton, who is now going to be going out on the
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campaign trail a lot, after the first of the year. here's trump. >> i think he is fair game because his presidency was really considered to be very troubled, to put it mildly, because of all of the things she is talking to me about. mentioning sexism. >> reporter: just in the last few moments we learn from the clinton campaign that bill clinton's aggressive campaign schedule begins next monday. he'll have a series of events in new hampshire. so, trump firing shots. bill clinton not shying away and is getting right out there next week. >> should make it interesting. ed henry, thank you very much. let's talk about it now with rebecca berg. national political report for real clear politics. are trump's supporters the real deal? i mean by that, are they the kind of folks that actually cast real ballots? >> well, that's the question that we can't really answer, greg, until they go to the polls
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to at the caucus. starting 0 february 1st with the iowa caulks and then the new hampshire primary february 9th we won't know for sure if donald trump's organization is up to par with other candidates until people actually vote, but we have been having this discussion for months now about whether donald trump's support was real or whether it was kind of empty -- >> aren't his support issues sort of the low information kind of voters? >> yes, absolutely. so, what we have seen from his supporters is that there are people who haven't voted in the past or haven't voted regularly in the past, especially in party primaries. a lot of them have not identified as republicans in the past, so we consider these people as you said to be low-information voters and kind of wild cards when it comes to elections. so, in big change elections, sometimes they will turn out and the question we need to answer is, is donald trump a changed candidate or just a celebrity who they're curious about.
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>> in iowa, which is the first contest, ted cruz is ahead of donald trump there. if cruz manages to pull off a win in iowa, doesn't that have an immediate and arguably dramatic impact on the contest that follows? >> it does. and it would give him some momentum moving forward, and it could lend itself to this narrative that donald trump is not for real, that his support is not as strong as it appears, and that could have an effect going into new hampshire, but we have to remember, donald trump's support in new hampshire is very, very strong. he leads the other candidates by double digits, even though we talk about how strong marco rubio is there, chris christie, donald trump is very much dominating there, and so he does have the catbird seat going into new hampshire. so losing in iowa would have an effect but new hampshire is an open primary, independents and democrats can vote for donald trump there. so he is very competitive in the primary, no matter what happens
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in iowa. >> what do you make of the potential dustup between trump and bill clinton? is that even matter? >> well, it matters in the sense that donald trump is looking to show he is an electable candidate, looking forward to the general election, that if he were nominated by republicans he could play against hillary clinton and bill clinton and the clinton machine, as it is, and so it shows he is thinking past the republican primary itself, trying to play to a bigger audience. we'll see if republican voters actually respond to that. if you look at the polling on trump, republicans have said in many recent polls they think he is the most electable of any republican candidate when it comes to the general election so this lends itself to that argument. >> well, and hillary clinton lost iowa, surprisingly. she was leading there, but she lost is back in 2008. doesn't want it to happen again. so she is send ought very
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popular person, who happens to be her husband to stump on her behalf. that might really sew things up for her? >> absolutely. hillary clinton is entering this primary in a very strong position. i think it would surprise many people if bernie sanders were to really form any sort of challenge to her other than in new hampshire. i think chev is in a very good place in the primary. she needs needs to show she is g enough against bernie sanders, who many people consider not to be the most credible opponent. shows she is strong enough and then carry that momentum into the general election. >> in the latest fox poll trump loses to clinton by 11 points. trump was beating clinton by five point as month ago so he has lost ground, a swing loss of 16 points, pretty dramatic loss for trump to clinton. we'll continue to follow it. rebecca berg, thank you very much. >> thank you, greg.
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>> the man and woman americans admire the most in 2015, president obama and hillary clinton, that according to a new poll. it's a record 20th time that hillary clinton has ranked first in the survey. number two was nobel peace price winner malala, at five percent. followed by oprah winfrey, first lady, michelle obama, presidential candidate, carly fiorina. for the men, pope francis tying with donald trump, followed by presidential candidate, bernie sanders, and bill gates. iraqi forces score a big win against islamic state terrorists in ramadi. they say they have taken control of a government complex at the center of the key city. you can see them raising the iraqi flag there. but the military's work is not done. just ahead, what needs to happen before ramadi is truly free, and why that city is so very important. bring your family and friends together
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♪ watching in a winter watchlist land! ♪ xfinity's winter watchlist. watch now with xfinity on demand- your home for the best entertainment this holiday season. today's success is a proud moment for iraqi forces fighting against isis. that's the word from the pentagon spokesman who congratulated troops after take over ramadi. defense officials telling fox thus this night is not over yet. they say at least 100 isis fighters are still believed to be holed in ramadi. u.s. airstrikes have been supporting iraqi forces on the ground and -- they fight to take back the city from isis. militants seized ramadi in may, and major setback for the government.
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they fought two major battles a decade ago some the analysts say the fight to take back the city is seep as major test for iraqi forces. let's bring in mike barrett, former intelligence officer for the office of the secretary of defense, former senior analyst for the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. mike, good to see you. there's a difference between controlling a part of the city or all of the city, and defeating the enemy, isn't there? >> that's right. so i think when people look at this historically, the proper analogy is more like vietnam, as opposed to something like world war ii where there's a defined front, and so in a situation like vietnam, where you hadill governor guerrilla warfare you might control during the day but at night they would come back and terror the population. i can see until the area for sure. >> and ramadi has it not, mike, been really ravaged and with
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booby traps especially? >> it has, yes. the local anbar council, the group of governors from the local area, estimates 80% of the city has been destroyed. we know that whenever isis takes over a place like this, the leave hundreds and hundreds of booby traps. one report of a school said every single desk in the school hat ieds attached to it. they do that to slow down the government forces trying to retake control, but it creates a real bloody mess and makes it very slow and painful to retake the territory. >> let's look beyond ramadi. new jersey a -- fallujah still under isis control. >> itself is, and it's a terrible place to fight. the u.s. in reaps went in there several times, managed to clear it and hold it but we have since lost it, and so what you see is that -- this is the nature of insurgency warfare, isis can retreat from a given piece of the map but if they still control surrounding regions and
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can come at will, while it's a good thing to push them back and kill them you have to keep it in perspective. they still own mosul, the second largest city in iraq, and they still have a lot of present throughout much of the region. >> mike, this is not going be a short deal here. this is going to be a long fight against isis? >> yes, two quick indication of that. when i was in the pentagon we referred to this as a generational conflict, meaning 20, 30, 40 year war so even though we're a decade and a half into it we still have a long ways to go i was reading this morning in the air force times, 2016, they're anticipating a full year of fighting for the u.s. air force between iraq and syria, expecting this is not going to be over in a month or two. they're making deployment plans for the whole year. >> we didn't get to talk about mosul, a huge city which high sis has controlled now for a year and a half, and that's going to be a huge battle.
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so, long way to go. mike barrett, thank you for being with us. >> sure thing. >> just ahead, the devastating weather that is sweeping across so much of this country from tornadoes to floods to heavy snow. we'll take you to one of the hardest hit areas and see what we can expect next. jeb bush: donald, you know, is great at the one-liners.
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but he's a chaos candidate. and he'd be a chaos president. two months ago, donald trump said that isis was not our fight. donald trump: let syria and isis fight. why are we... why do we care? let isis and syria fight. jeb bush: he said that hillary clinton would be a great negotiator with iran. donald trump: hillary's always surrounded herself with very good people. i think hillary would do a good job. jeb bush: and he gets his foreign policy experience from the shows. chuck todd: who do you talk to for military advice right now? donald trump: well, i watch the shows. i mean, i really see a lot of great, you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows... jeb bush: i don't know if that's saturday morning, or sunday morning.
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donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. that's not going to happen. if i'm president, i'll be a commander-in-chief, not an agitator-in-chief or a divider-in-chief... that i will lead this country in a way that will create greater security and greater safety. announcer: right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. the fox report now. more of today's headlines from the fox news deck. hundreds of troops heading to cities in northern england to help deal with severe flooding there. torrential rain forced thousands of people to leave their homes. soldiers going door-to-door to check on people who stayed behind. the n the united states, police say two drivers in a street race in custody after a crash killed three people, including a toddler, in alabama. police say one car plowed into the victims. nine others injured. investigators said none of the victims were taking part in the
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race. in pennsylvania, crews blew up a 90-year-old bridge to make way for a new one happening east of pittsburgh. officials told the pittsburgh post gay set they have to bring in bulldozers now to clean up the rest of the debris. the explosives failed to bring down the entire bridge. the news continues right after this.
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a monster storm system is hammering millions of people across the midwest, pounding nearly a dozen states with snow and flooding after triggering a deadly tornado outbreak texas. twit twisters in dallas killed 11 people, damaging and destroying more than a thousand homesful search teams have been digging through debris looking for survivors inch one case a husband said he was on the phone with his wife when she started
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screaming and suddenly the call disconnected. he tracked her iphone and found her suv has plummeted over the cliff. >> when i got there, i look inside the car and i grabbed her hand and i tried to talk to her, and she wasn't responding to me. just felt like something inside of me died. feel like a part of me died with her. >> the national weather service reporting that one of the tornadoes on saturday was an ef-4, the second most powerful kind of twister with winds topping 200 miles-per-hour. the storms triggering flooding in missouri and illinois, missouri's governor has now declared state of emergency. officials in illinois say three adults and two children drowned saturday when waves of water swept away their vehicle.
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the winter storms now tracking across the midwest. officials have cancelled nearly 2,000 flights at u.s. airports, stranding holiday travelers. it is the latest in a string of severe storms that killed more than 40 people in the united states. we have fox team coverage now. trace gallagher has more on the flooding and snow. janice dean has the forecast. but first, let's check in with will carr who is live in texas. will, how is it looking on the ground there? >> reporter: we're inside a home. the family who lived here has been nice enough to let us inside to show the country the damage. we're actually inside of their master bathroom. you can see right here the shower, there's a light hanging down. the tornado ripped off the majority of the roof in this home, and you can see parts of the ceiling down here on the ground. there's insulation, as you make your way? he master bedroom, part of the wall of the home here in the master bedroom, ripped off by
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this tornado. the homeowner just gave us a tour short time ago. take a listen. >> fan there but you look up and completely gone. >> everything, yes, everything is completely gone. and good thing the kids was not here. >> throughout rowlet 100 homes are teams total loss. the city red-tagged this house for the time being itch asked the home owner what he is doing next. he says he is talking to his insurancer company and is praying. >> we have been showing pictures of row lt. and -- rowlet and garland. how many of the deaths took place here. >> garland hit by the same tornado, eight deaths from the tornado in garland, where the tornado hit an overpass, people inside their cars were tossed off to overpass in all, 11 people were killed in north
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texas on saturday, and over the past week, all across the country, 43 people have been killed from weather-related storms, greg. >> will carr live in texas, thank you very much. forecasters say the storm system creating blizzard-like conditions in some areas and could dump up to ten inches of snow in the midwest. trace gallagher monitoring all of that. trace, bad weather is certainly causing major problems for folks across a huge section of our country. >> and you got to keep in mind, greg, there are more than 80 million people in the path of the storm. looking now at the snow as it came down in lubbock, texas. clearly this is not an everyday occurrence. snow is dumping in the northern part of missouri and im, causing treacherous driving conditions. getting towards central missouri, the snow turns to freezing rain, and the farther south you. >> , the big problem is flooding. more than 180 roads in missouri
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have already been shut done, including interstate 70 outside of st. louis. high water has also closed several missouri bridges, and in oklahoma water is falling by the foot. listen. >> i think -- we're known for get hog inches a year. we got a fourth of that this weekend. so, it's a crazy year. >> and to top it off there are still tornado worries across the midwest and south. this video was taken by dustin hall in arkansas, a lot of worries across the midwest. >> for travelers-this thing is a nightmare. flight delays piling up. >> it is the domino effect we always hear about, causing hundreds of flight delays delayd cancellations. my producer was among those delayed flying from kansas city into los angeles and he has family that still can't get out of the midwest. look at the numbers so far. across the country nearly 1800 flights have been cancelled, more than 2900 delays. the biggest delays in
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cancellations are happening at chicago o'hare and dallas-fort worth, but there are also significant problems at airports in houston, denver, detroit, kansas kansas city, and oklahoma city. remember, even the biggest airlines only have about five or six hundred planes each, and when they're sit only the ground in chicago, it's going back things up even warm weather destinations like miami or los angeles. >> just like dominoes. that's right. trace gallagher, thank you very much. let's go live to janice dean in the fox weather center. hey, j.d. >> well, trace touched been the fact we received over a foot of rainfall in parts of oklahoma, arkansas, up towards missouri. this is the radar estimated precipitation over the last 48 hours, flood advise riz posted for a dozen states. incredible amounts of rain in a short period of time, and over the last couple of months we
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received a lot of rain so the ground is saturated. it's full. it can't take anymore water. flashflooding is going to be a concern-especially in southern illinois, over the next couple of days. also the rivers continue to rise, and watches and warnings, we have a tornado watch still in effect until 6:00 p.m. local time, for parts of the panhandle, up towards alabama, and georgia. we have severe thunderstorm warning here and the threat is not over yet. it will diminish tomorrow but we are still left with the winter part of the storm so tonight, strong winds, hail, and perhaps isolate tornadoes. the wintry part of the storm reeking havoc -- wreaking havoc in, and they'll receive the first snowfall in new england and we have freezing rain advisories, where the freezing rain could freeze on contact with the roads and the powerlines and the bridges.
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there's your forecast, ice accumulation, going to be really dangerous over the next 12 to 18 hours, greg. of course, ice is the worst thing to travel on and people are urged to stay home could be a quarter inch to half inch of ice. >> janice, thank you. americans spent more during the holidaying this year especially online, according to a new report from mastercard. the report covers from black friday to chimes christmas eve and found online spending surging 20% from last year and overall spending was up eight percent, and furniture sales rows by double digits. analysts say that shows people are willing to spend money on big-ticket items. so you're at the airport, headed off to vacation, maybe headed to work, you have your tickets and show to you your driver's license and the
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security person says, sorry, not good enough. because your state i.d. isn't considered real identification. we'll explain where and when next.
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a judge has set bail at more than a million dollars each for three men accused of stealing a high-powered speed boat. it happened in florida. authorities were led on this nearly 20-hour chase across the gulf of mexico. there's some of the pictures. investigators say the thieves stole the boat from somebody's dock north of fort meyers. they rammed a about with the local sheriff's department and sheriffs finally nabbed the suspects off the coast of cancun, mexico, 0 miles from cuba -- 70 miles from cube bathroom sheriff's deputies say
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the men were pretty well beaten up from the rough seas and waves up to eight feet. i suspect so. your driver's license soon might not be enough to get past airport security in some states. that's the word from the department of homeland security. now, the feds say beginning next year, tsa agents may only let people on to planes if they have driver's licenses from states that comply with federal standards. otherwise passengers will have to show some other form of government i.d., like a passport. the new policy is a result of the real i.d. act, which congress passed a decade ago to try to bolster national security, but a number of states have failed to put enough security features on their licenses, which means that when in the new rules take effect, people from those states could have a tough time at the airport. court any scott joins us
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now, travel industry analyst for expedia. i first heard about this as a dinner party, and people said, the end of time now and you have to show your passport and it's just going to wreak havoc. a lot of panic out there. >> uncertainty and panic about the real i.d. act. >> what is it? >> started in 2005,crafted by the congress to really credit a minimum set of security measures across all government issued state i.d.s. so prohibit the federal government from allowing any i.d. to be used that didn't meet this set of security standards. >> so, there are some states that currently do not meet the standard. what are they? >> about 80% of the states do. but new mexico, washington, and minnesota, have not yet reached that satisfactory level of compliance with their state i.d.s and have been issued an extension. >> so if you're in those states right now trying to travel, you
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can still use your driver's license but not for long? >> everybody can still use their current driver's license. in fact the department of homeland security said in the latest update you'll have 120 days notification if and when anything changes. >> i'm the daughter -- the father of two teenaged daughters and i can tell you, you can walk into any high school or college campus and you can find pretty quickly a fake i.d., and they're really good fake i.d.s so, i suppose this is a good idea. >> well, one of the new fight tiers which is mandatory is the magnetic strip on the i.d. that will allow tsa to gain a deeper level of the information about the person. that's holding up some states. >> the point i'm trying to make. if it's easy for a teenager to get a fake i.d. that is really good it would be iceyear wannabe terrorists to do the same thing. >> that's the fundamental reason why congress passed the act in
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2005. as a good rule of thumb for the traveler who is think thing traveling is check your current driver's license and make sure it complies with the real i.d. act, and to check whatever forms of i.d. you have available to you. a u.s. passport will get you through tsa as well an enhanced driver's license and the global entry program. >> people should go online to find out whether or not, where they're going is in compliance, right? >> absolutely. so if you're in one of the three states, it's important to check your i.d. and get a sense of whether it is in compliance with the current mandate. >> we're hearing new york is in compliance. >> you're okay here, yes. >> i don't have to worry yet. just about my daughters. and the fake i.d.s. okay. courtney scott, thank you very much. >> sure. >> malaysia airlines launching an investigation after one of its pilots flew the wrong way. airline officials say the pilot
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contacted air traffic alcohol shortly after takeoff from new zealand, asking why his plane was flying in the opposite direction on his route to malaysia. the jet even eventually made wait to kuala lampur. it was animal shaken flight that went missing after debris washed up on an island in the indian ocean. >> an historic weekend for "star wars." safe to say the force has awake ended. that's next. just because someone grows older does that mean they have to grow apart from their friends, or from the things they love to do? with right at home, it doesn't. right at home's professional team thoughtfully selects caregivers to help with personal care, housekeeping, meals, and most of all, staying engaged in life. oh, thank you, thank you. you're welcome. are you ready to go? oh, i sure am. we can provide the right care, right at home.
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the dark side. the jedi. >> it's really good. "star wars: the force awakens"
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smashing world records at the box office. take a look at these numbers here. incredible. "star wars" is the first movie ever to reach $1 billion in 12 days. it also set a new record of $49.3 million for christmas day. jonathan hunt is live in our west coast news hub. could break every box office record. >> certainly looks set to do that. han solo said to luke skywalker, great, kid, but don't get cocky. you'd have to forgive the direct york, j.j. abrams, and disney for being just a little bit cocky right now, given how strong the force is with this one. >> the force, it's all up to you. >> the 12 days into its release,
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it's already become the fifth biggest degreesing film of all-time and that's without the second biggest market in world, china. the premiere and opening isn't until january 9th. a billion dollars already, 153 million of that, greg, was taken over christmas weekend here in the u.s. alone. it's about 153 million effects -- 153 million geeks who are happy. >> not just geeks. they got my money, too. i saw it yesterday and thought it was terrific movie. what oar fans saying about it? >> sure. it's not just the geeks. you don't make a billion dollars in 12 days without appealing to a whole cross-section of people. there's a 94% rating right now on rotten tomatoes.com for this movie so a lot of people like it. i was going to give you a few quotes from those, quote, normal reviewers but in the end, the
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geeks are more fun. so here's some geeks. >> believe in the movie, you must. >> it's amazing. i look like this the whole time for two and a half hours. >> it was electric. the lucas films, everybody is into it and the "star wars: the force star star crawl, everybody is excited to see that it. >> i'm the only person in the united states who hasn't seen it. i'm saving my $15 for finding miami nemo sequel in un. that's my speed. >> all we need to know about jonathan. be right back with a nod to this day in history and the invention of a device that make cleaning up after holiday parties a million times easier.
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not going to believe it. a town in italy banning pizza. italian newspaper reporting that the mayor ordered a three-mock ban on wood-fired ovens to fight high air pollution. officials in milan banning cars from city streets for six hours day through wednesday. pollution levels there have reached unhealthy levels more than 30 days in a row and halve officials say vehicle emissions make up half of the pollution in milan in rome they say emissions make up to 70%. restricting drivers to alternating days base oden odd-even license plate numbers. >> on this day in 1886 a wealthy socialite got a patent for the first dishwasher. you can thank a woman who threw a lot of party tuesday decided to build a machine that could wash dishes faster. she debuted the invenge at the world fair in chicago but took decade before they game standard in homes after an american found
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a quicker way to clean up 129 years ago. took awhile to catch on. looking at the old leave it to beaver clips, they're washing dishes by hand. and now neil. >> thank you, greg. i am neil cavuto and you're watching "your world." this map you're looking at right now was showing all way above average temperatures last week at this time. now after all these tornadoes ts and blizzards and flooreds we're looking at a situation that imperiled seven states, claimed 43 victims and we ain't done yet. we have this box going for you. tornado threating developing in clarksdale, mississippi. red oak, texas, already substantial, a disaster area claimed there. we have blizzards in roswell, new mexico, and amarillo, texas, on the bottom left of your jean, and the far bottom right, birmingham, alabama, where

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