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for the big debate. we'll come to you live from des moines for next week's "media buzz." we'll be in iowa, center of the political universe, with the latest "media buzz." and we start with the fox news alert. millions of americans on the east coast digging out right now after that massive storm dropped over 2 feet of snow and sadly cost at least 20 lives from car crashes, heart attacks in shoveling snow and hypothermia. crews now working to clear the white stuff now that the storm has made its way out. travel bans in a few places are expected to be completely lifted today. but much of the mid-atlantic region remains crippled by the storm with thousands of airline travelers stranded. hello, everyone, welcome to america's news medical quarters. i'm eric shawn. >> i'm arthel neville. some towns on the jersey shore
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dealing with severe flooding, high tide also causing problems with even more water overflowing into roadways and nainds. david lee miller is live from mar gate, new jersey. >> reporter: margate is a barrier island just on the outskirts of atlantic city. the spot i'm standing in just a few hours ago was covered with floodwater. as you can see, the waters have dramatically started to recede in just the last few hours, a significant difference. and perhaps by the time we are done with this report, much of the water you see behind me could be gone. very different situation, though, 24 hours ago. take a look at video that was recorded yesterday. and you can see water pouring from the bay onto the city streets. the mayor here says the problem is that the bay does not have the type of flood walls that the oceanside of the island has, and
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that has contributed to the problem. but, again, the situation here was never very severe. very different flooding, though, taking mraie ing place to the s north wildwood, new jersey. we have video from there. the mayor there said the flooding was worse than super starm sandy in 2012. he said the high tides were half a foot greater than they were during the superstorm. he said the floodwaters reached heights of about 5 feet in the last 24 hours. but there, too, the water has now started to recede. and just a short time ago, we heard from governor chris christie, he held his last news conference of this storm. and he said it's time for people to get on with their lives. listen. >> please be careful. take your time if you drive around today. but you're free to go out and do what you want, go to church, the supermarket, your kids'
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spoorting events, go out and do that stuff. >> reporter: one thing worth noting, the governor does not officially declare an end to the state of emergency. >> essentially the state of emergency will just dissipate, much like the floodwater behind me. back to you. >> david lee minimller, thank y how serious is that flooding we just saw, and how much longer will all of this remain a threat? senior meteorologist janice dean is live in the fox weather center. david lee miller showed where he is the floodwater s receding. do we expect that the rest of the day? >> absolutely. this storm was offshore and much like a hurricane we had onshore winds pushing the storm surge onto the coastline. that's why we saw in some cases devastating flooding. but now the winds have shifted to more of an offshore flow. and they are very light. in some cases we saw wind gusts in excess of hurricane force
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yesterday, and the day before. so this was a big storm in terms of how large it was, how intense it was and how much snow it dumped as well as the coastal flooding of all of these vulnerable beach areas. you can see the wind gusts now. we do have some stronger winds across cape cod and the islands but for the most part starting to diminish. and the winds really around the storm is what brought all of the flooding towards the coastline. you see the winds are very light right now, less than 15 miles per hour. and the coastal flood warnings have been lifted, which is great news. we can get back to normal. now, let's talk about the snow and a lot of areas over 2 feet including new york city. it's going to take some time for people to dig out this morning. the temperatures are going to rise this week so we will see some meting until the next storm, of course. eric, back to you. >> we're lucky this happened during the weekends, janice. >> absolutely. that is for sure. meantime, new york city trying
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to get back on its feet after the blizzard that janice just reported on. drivers hitting the roads again after the lifting of an overnight travel ban. public transportation gradually getting back up and running as well, and brian has alt the details live in times square. >> reporter: hi, arthel. this was the second largest snowstorm to ever hit new york city in terms of snow accumulation. we're talking about 26.8 inches, just a tenth of an inch away fwr what the record was set in 2006. that is quite unbelievable and really now it's all about digging out as janice dean said in washington, d.c., philadelphia, and here in new york city, where officials are telling people, really, don't try to dig out your cars because we've lifted the travel ban at 7:00 a.m. today. the plows have been on the streets. they've cleared up major interstates and critical areas of the city just like here in
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times square. and officials earlier today were really, well, they said this travel ban was perfect and right for what helped them clean up the streets in a way. just listen to governor andrew cuomo who talked about justifying the travel ban and that it really helped them clean up the city. take a listen. >> reporter: the main goal is to clear the roads and let the emergency crews do their work. when you have traffic on the roads, the plows literally can't do their work. so what the ban did for us was it protected the public and it allows the crews to actually clean the roads. and i think in receipt proexps row expect it was the light decision mrnch decision. >> reporter: the snow will be put into dump trucks where snow melters are positioned 36 snow melters are positioned throughout the city. and they'll melt that snow. that is an incredible thing.
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these snow melters are like hot tubs. they get 35 degrees, and that snow then goes into the sewer system. that's how they take care of the snow. meantime, people are having fun out in the city today. if they're not digging out, they're enjoying the snow on this beautiful day here in new york. times square, people taking selfies and enjoying it. broadway is rereopened. people were closed yesterday. the mayor and governor telling people just to stay safe as you clean up. by the way, that travel ban that was imposed, there have been 25 people that were tickered because of that travel ban, but no arrested thankfully. as for the airports here in new york city, there were 4,000 cancellations today, but they are reopened and flights are starting to trickle in and out today. things coming back to normal as the cabs and do what new yorkers do, move on and get going. >> thank you, brian.
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you know, measuring all that snowfall, well, now that the storm has tapered off, they've reached some records, about 3 1/2 feet in the panhandles west virginia and maryland. both washington, d.c., and new york city, we were all slammed with more than 20 inches. in central park in new york, 26.6 inches of snow fell alone yesterday. it happens to be a new one-day record not seen in central park since 1869. but the damage sadly from the snow is expected to pile up as well. it could easily top $1 billion not just from the white stuff but from all the flooding that we're showing you. a 6.8 earthquake rattled alaska early this morning, the quake hitting about 160 miles southwest of anchorage. we're hearing reports of power outages but thankfully no immediate reports of any injuries. the national weather service
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saying it is not expecting that the quake will trigger a tsunami. the defeat of isil. this needs to occur. it will occur. and it needs to occur first and foremost in syria and iraq. this is the parent tumor of isil. and we need to defeat it there. >> that was secretary of defense ash carter in davos at the world economic forum predicted that isil or isis will be wiped out but that effort needs a lot more help from the iraqi forces. turns out mr. carter met with the prime minister of iraq who asked for more american support for his beleaguered ranks. this as carter said the pent agone will send more american boots on the ground to face the radical islamic terrorists. will that work? john bolton is the former u.u.s. ambassador to the united nations and a fax news contributor who joins us now from chicago.
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ambassador, he predicts that it will be wiped out. he says there is a strategy to take out monsulmosul, to take b raqqah. do you think the iraqi forces are up to it? >> no, i don't at the moment and i don't think it's necessarily the case the secretary of defense represents a change from what president obama has ban bn saying for the past year, his objective being to degrade and ultimately destroy isis. well, ultimately has a lot of ambiguity. it could be a long time from now. there's no doubt that to destroy isis you have to destroy their capital at raqqah and move them out of major cities like mosul in iraq. whether this meeting with the miami minister of iraq -- it doesn't seem so, from what they were talking about, but we'll have to see. >> he talks about the american forces not substituting, but enabling as he worded it, the
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local forces. looshgs you've got 3,500 americans there now, about 200 special ops. there's an airborne division on its way he talked to the other day. will this be enough? do we need to send more? and why won't our arab allies and others stepped up? >> well, i think without a more evidence of american leadership i don't think it will be enough. i don't think that the arabs, the turk turks, the kurds, on t own can put together the kind of effective coalition that would be necessary to physically destroy isis in the territory it controls in syria and iraq. i think it requires american leadership. that's the political reality and i think accompanying that leadership would have to be more boots on the ground. honestly, i think this all shows we need a better terminology of boot on the ground. as you say there are roughly 3500 americans in iraq, some unknown number in syria. secretary carter talks about
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sending more in. these are obviously americans that are in harm's way. they may not be engaged in actual combat operations as the pentagon defines that term, but they're in the middle of a combat zone as they know very well. >> it always seems to be us, ambassador. 65 nations in this coalition, only 26, though, actually have some type of forces there. canada has 69 members of the military they're. they're pulling out of the air strikes so dropping the air strikes down to like 12 nations. they're havetion another meeting in paris. why won't these other nations then really achieve a coalition that can actually potentially achieve what the submission, which is to destroy isis? >> because i don't think they have enough political confidence in each other or their abilities to do it without american leadership. we are the glue that can hold it together. now, you're absolutely right. some of the arab countries, turkey, the kurds, need to pull their weight in ways they haven't.
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but i think without the visible american commitment, they're going to doubt whether the presence is serious. we're talking about a region that has seen president obama draw a red line against the use of chemical weapons in syria and ignore it. they say he's going to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons but signs a deal that puts the ayatollah on a path to nuclear weapons. i think there's xep i ae's xept. that's why president carter's comments may start a new broach, but there's justifiable skepticism. >> when you say an american commitment, what exactly do you mean? >> i think it will be physical american role. not just advising but in combat operations and honestly i think many of the service members who are there now are right on that line already, and they know it. that's why i think we have to have a better way of describing america's role. this is a political effort by the obama administration to
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minimize the american presence. i don't think we can do that. >> there will be a meeting in paris p in a few weeks we'll see if they pony up. ambassador john bolton, thank you. >> thank you, eric. let's head out west now where a maximum security jail break in southern california, authorities hunting for three inmates who escaped apparently by cutting through half-inch steel bars and repelling from the roof using a makeshift rope. the inmates are all considered dangerous and face a range of charges including murder, torture, and assault with a deadly weapon. will carr joins us from los angeles with the very latest details. tell us more about this treacherous trio, will. >> reporter: hi, arthel. authorities are holding a press conference right now. they said they're looking round-the-clock for all three of these men because they are considered dangerous as you just menti mentioned. when you hear what some of them are accused of, it might be
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putting it lightly. the authorities say there isn't any evidence the three knew each other, but they're look noog it because they say the planning that went into this took weeks or months. it happened friday, sometime between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. when jailers do head counts at the orange county central men's jail, an older facility where the inmates are allowed to move freely. when they realized the men weren't there, the jailers realized they had made a brazen escape. >> based on the information we have, it seems the inmates cut through half-inch steel bars to facilitate their escape. the inmates cut their way through the plumbing tunnels and ultimately gained access to an unsecured area of the roof. >> the men then used either bedsheets or clothing to go over a barbed wire fence and repelled to the ground four stories down from the roof. it's not clear if they had help from either the inside or the outside or where they even got the tools now a major investigation has been launched.
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while the manhunt continues, we're learning why these guys are so dangerous. the most high profile is hussein nieri, accuse of of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner. the other two are charged with murder and attempted murder. the fbi is now offering a $20,000 reward and we just lesched u.s. marshals have added $30,000 onto that for any information that leads to these men's arrest. arthel? >> those details are really unbelievable. will carr, thank you. well, a car spins out of control during the blizzard leading to the death of a good samaritan. why police are calling it a cold-blooded execution. and lawmakers, have you heard about this, are considering a plan to cut almost $2 billion we owe iran. why do we have to pay it? next, the senator who introduced that legislation.
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a north carolina man is in custody after being accused of shooting to death a good
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samaritan what tried to help him during the blizzard. police say marvin lee was stranded after his car spun out of control. that's when 27-year-old jeff hessner pulled every to help. that's when he was shot and killed by lee. reports say the sheriff's department claims lee was drunk at the time he ran off the road. congress is considering a plan to cut back the u.s. cash flow to iran, this after the obama administration agreed to pay the country $1.7 billion in taxpayer money as part of a settlement. that is in addition to new sanction relief freeing up more than 100 billion in iranian assets. well, now new legislation would require iran to pay compensation to terror victims before receiving any u.s. funds. kansas senator jerry moran introducing that bill, a member of the senate banking committee and the appropriations committee.
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senator moran, good to see you this morning. >> arthel, good to be with you. thank you very much for the opportunity. >> absolutely. i want to start with that compensation for the victims of iranian regime terrorism before transferring any funds to the iranian government. how do you propose connecting the dots to collect that money? >> well, as i understand, the $1.7 billion, 400 million of it is money presumably that belongs to the iranians from money that was paid for military equipment before the shah of iran fell. the other is taxpayer dollars, the interest payments, $1.3 billion. >> yes. >> 1.3 is taxpayer dollars. my point is, it's pretty straightforward and pretty common sense. why would we pay iran money when iran owes american citizens through judgments entered by our courts up to about $10 billion? one would think, common sense would say, that if we're going
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to pay them money, wouldn't we prioritize that we get the money that american citizens are owed from them before we transfer the dollars to iran? >> so, senator, your bill is in contrast with the existing agreements with iran via the nuclear deal and lifting the angsts we just talked about or otherwise. so tell us more about it and how do you get around that? >> well, what i would expect is that this ought to be straightforward and common sense ought not be -- it will be but shouldn't be -- between republicans, democrats, moderates, liberals, whatever the title would be. the norm would say, take care of our citizens at the same time you're negotiating to pay money to iran. i think there are bigger issues here, a broader sense, that may be more controversial. but start with the premise that we don't give away the rights of american citizens to money they are owed from iran. we don't negotiate that away. we don't reduce the chances of them succeeding in getting those dollars by payi ining iran mone
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front. broader issues, one that will be more controversial is, is this a payment in return for -- is it ransom for return of u.s. citizens who have been held hostage? broader issues. should we be giving iran any money as the terrorist nation they are, the supporter of terrorism, the funder of terrorism that we we've seen? those are issues unfortunately that congress wasn't able to address in the iran agreement. but from my perspective, this legislation has hey couple of opportunities, one, congress could actually pass this, but more likely the appropriation bill that funds the secretary of state's office, that funds the department of state can say, no money can be transferred until these other claims that benefit american citizens are resolved. don't make this a one-siefded negotiation. take care of our own citizens before you ship off money, more money, to iran. >> so senator, lastly and before we run out of time here, are you telling me that you're getting early support for this?
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and if it does make itlaw, how do you kind of undo terms that have already been agreed to? >> well, i think this is going to be prospective, which means that there are still more money that iran is claiming the united states owes them. so, in this case, before that money is ever paid, make sure that american citizens' claims are satisfied at the same time or first. and there is support for this. again, common sense, although as you know congress and washington, d.c., because of the snowfall we haven't had a lot of chance to talk about this topic. it will be front and center as we return. >> okay. and we will be here if you want to come back and talk about it. senator jerry moran, thank you very much. >> thanks, arthel. >> sure. arthel, there's a lot of digging out from this weekend's snowstorm. but all that shovel shoveling can take a serious toll an your heart. in maryland, a 60-year-old man did die of a heart attacks' shoveled. next, the doctors will be here on whoo you need to do and know
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to stay safe. plus, a lot of people think having a drink is a good way to stay warm in this cold weather. but next, hear why our doctors say it's actually a bad idea. all of that and more coming up next on "sunday housecall."
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hello. i'm arthel neville. time now for sunday housecall. >> welcome as always. i'm eric shawn. with us is dr. marc siegel, author of the inner pulse unlock the secret code of psychness and health. >> dr. david samadi is joining us live on the phone. dr. samadi, can you hear us? hello? >> yes. good morning. i hope all of you are safe and aw

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