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muller sitting in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. and we begin this morning with some breaking news. it looks like secretary of state hillary clinton will be celebrating the new year from a hospital bed. >> during a routine checkup for an earlier concussion, doctors discovered she had a blood clot. now she'll have to be closely monitored for the next couple of days. he's abc's dierdre bryant. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital on sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion he suffered several weeks ago. her doctors discovered it in a followup exam for that concussion. no other details have been released. >> with time and with medication, the clot will dissolve. it won't propagate further. won't cause a clot to the lung. it will recover -- someone that has this will recover fully. >> reporter: this is not the first time she's been diagnosed for a blood clot.
in 1998, she was admitted for a clot behind her right knee. she had a stomach virus earlier in month, became dehydrated and passed out, causing the concussion. she cancelled a trip abroad because she was not feeling well. she was not well enough to appear on capitol hill to testify on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. she's been treated with anti-coagulants. doctors want to monitor her medication over the next several hours. dierdre bryant, abc news, new york. and to our other major story, the looming fiscal cliff. lawmakers worked through the night to try to reach an agreement. >> without a deal, taxes are set to go up for just about every american. tahman bradley joins us from washington with more on the stalemate. tahman? >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. tension is growing here in washington, after weekend talks failed to lead to a deal. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff.
talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend, with the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from a massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was optimism about deal over the weekend, when the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell, made an offer. that ended when harry reid said he could not present a counterproposal. in a hail mary, mcconnell phoned for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the negotiations on his side. i want everyone to know, i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: white house officials say vice president biden is now playing a direct role in the talks.
the two parties remain at odds over the automatic, across the board cuts to government programs. there's divide on taxes. the white house wants to raise tax rates on people making more than $250,000 a year and republicans want to keep the estate tax from going up. >> if we're not able to reach an agreement, it will be dire. >> reporter: if there's no deal today, the average american family will start the year with a $3400 tax hike. paula and john? >> tahman bradley reporting live from washington this morning. thanks, tahman. happy new year to you. >> reporter: same to you. the president called the shooting at newtown was the worst day of his presidency. and pledged to put his full weight behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence. he said he was skeptical of the nra's proposal to put armed guards in every school. a bus crash on an oregon
highway has killed nine people and injured others. the tour bus lost control on interstate 84 yesterday morning. it happens in a treacherous section of the blue mountains called dead man pass as the bus was heading back to vancouver from las vegas. the driver survived, but was too badly injured to speak with police. nasty weather being blamed for dozens of accidents across the country. >> here's accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. hi, jim. these early morning temperatures this morning. 5 in burlington, 9 in portland. a cold 18 in boston. now, we switch gears the north central portion of the wasn't. these are your daytime highs. similar numbers. only 9 today in minneapolis, 18 in omaha. that arctic air is surging in. it will lead to light snow across the plains and ohio valley. paula and john, back to you. time for the rest of the new
year's eve weather. from across the nation. to the south, snow. expect thunderstorms in much of texas. oklahoma city, little rock, memphis. showers from seattle to portland. flurries around the great lakes, western pennsylvania, and northern new england. >> breezy in the mid 30s as the ball drops tonight in new york city. 20s in the northern rockies. 30s in the pacific northwest. still can't believe we're talking about 2013. a new threat against americans overseas. have no fear. your milk prices will not be soaring after new year's. that's in your business news straight ahead. and a major announcement for
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welcome back, everyone. there won't be any crying over spiped milk. congress could vote as soon as today on a farm bill that extends price supports for milk. without them, the cost of a gallon would have doubled. the deal was reached yesterday. it includes aid for farmers hurt by the long drought this year. the new york times is reporting that banking regulate rrs close to a $10 million settlement with 14 banks. most would help those struggling to stay in their homes. the problems included faulty paperwork and excessive fees. who needs tenants when you have billboards? this billboard in times square turns a profit because of the ads on the exterior.
times square gets 100 million visitors a year. "the hobbit" is getting to be a habit at the top of the box office charts. the fantasy film number one for a third weekend in a row. >> it took in $33 million. "django unchained" was in second. and "les mis" kim in third. sales of champagne going flat in europe. with the continent's ongoing economic problems give them not a lot of reasons to pop open the bottles. >> open the prosecco. it's ten bucks a bottle and tastes almost the same. when we come back, new threats against americans from
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and we're getting another look at that deadly plane crash in moscow over the weekend. the terrifying moment of impact captured on a car's dashboard cram. >> the plane clammed into the side of a highway. the plane's tires smashed into the car you saw. the only passengers on board, eight crew members. five of them died in the accident. now for a look at morning road conditions. a slick commute in the pacific northwest. southern rockies into kansas and southern ill pim thunderstorms drench roads from texas to tennessee. airport delays possible in dallas, denver, kansas city, st.
louis, seattle and houston. now to a new terror threat by the al qaeda branch considered by the u.s. to be the group's most dangerous. >> al qaeda in yemen is offering a reward for killing a u.s. ambassador. >> reporter: it's a country racked with lawlessness. now a new threat. the associated press first reported this video, claiming to be from al qaeda's yemen branch, announcing a new bounty. roughly $160,000, three kilograms of gold, for the killing of an american in yemen. abc has not verified authenticity of a video. if true, the threat comes at a critical time, just four months after al qaeda-linked militants stormed u.s. embassy compound in libya, killing ambassador chris
stevens and three other american personnel. after the attack, security levels were raised at american embassies around the world. >> i think the security detail for the ambassador himself is not doing anything differently. they already knew he had to be froe protected very, very carically. >> reporter: anti-american sentiment is very, very high. >> this ambassador is one of the many brave americaning in the region who is in danger all the time. >> reporter: muhammad lila, abc news, washington. the president signed a sweeping wiretap law. they can do it without obtaining a court order for each intercept. the program would have expired
today. there's been a medical setback for hugo chavez. his vice president said he suffered new complications and described his condition as delicate. he's not been seen or heard from since undergoing a fourth cancer-related surgery earlier in the month. a woman charged with pushing man to his death at a subway track is going to undergo a medical evaluation. this morning, "the new york times" reports that she's been arrested twice in the past for violent confrontation with total strangers. back to the bargaining table today for represents of the nhl and the players' union. it's the first time in weeks that the sides are meeting fais to fais to end the ongoing lockout. the nhl offered a new proposal
last thursday. the nfl's second season is upon us. 12 teams still alive. 20 teams going home. sunday's highlights now from espn. >> cassidy hubbarth here with your "sportscenter" update. adrian peterson, 208 yards away from the single-season rushing record in the first quarter. the vikings up ten. the vikings near field goal range. he needs 35 yards to get the record. he was just 26 yards. not enough time for another snap. he finished eight yards shy of the record. but the vikings in field goal range. blair walsh for the win. and the vikings win it, 37-34, they're headed to the playoffs. they snap the five-game losing streak to the packers. what about the battle for the nfc east? the redskins and cow boys.
the skins trying to get in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. 200 yards rushing for albert morris. robert griffin iii, fakes handoff, keeps it himself. skins take the 14-7 lead. in the fourth, cowboys driving, down three. tony romo, picked off by rob jackson. redskins win it, 28-18, to win the nfc east and clinch a berth. i'm cassidy hubbarth with your "sportscenter" update. have great day. another win? the big story of the day, the return to the sidelines of chuck pagano. he's back after fighting leukemia back into remission. >> his locker room celebration. he couldn't help being
emotional, saying simply, what a day. >> thank you all for, um -- like i said before, your support. thoughts. prayers. this -- meant the world to me. >> really did. he was moved to tears on numerous occasions. next up for pagano and the colts, playoff showdown with the baltimore ravens. everybody wrote the colts off. he left after week three with the lee chemoya diagnosis. the worst record the year before. a rookie quarterback. >> he had great quote. he said it was the second best day of his wife. the first was marrying his wife. >> of course. that should be the standard answer for all of you guys out there. >> can't go wrong with that one. up next, "the pulse." it could be a k-k-kid coming up in this new year. as the hours tick away
light & fit greek. be light and fit. and satisfied. time now check "the pulse," stories you'll be talking about today. there will soon be another kardashian to keep up with. kim is having a baby. >> yep, boyfriend kanye west broke the news late last night saying something about baby mama. then the twitter sphere was abuzz. >> kourtney tweeting, another angel to welcome into our family.
and kris, baby, baby, baby. >> this would be kardashian's first child. >> she's reportedly 12 weeks along. and former president george h.w. bush out of intensive care and improving over the weekend. he got a private concert. take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> they make it look so easy. the oakridge boys singing "amazing grace" over the phone for mr. bush. the boys said they happily sang when mrs. bush asked them to. >> now i see. nobody wants to hear me sing, right. finally, by this time tomorrow, the new year will be upon us.
>> new york's times square, air worthiness tests being conducted. yes, they country those tests. isn't it just supposed to fall? it's air-worthy, right? >> a committee. >> how much money was pent on that? about 17 million pieces of it will come down, some with hand-written messages. in baltimore, they've been rigging up the fireworks display. the proverbial bombs will burst through the air at midnight today. and in mobile, alabama, they're ready for the so called moon pie drop. it's an 80-pound treat. proceeds going to a homeless shelter. >> i flash back to grade school. we called them scooter pies back in the day. moon kax. >> it's a good thing. thank you for doing it right all you in mobile. >> for some of you, your local
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updating the top store rirks secretary of state clinton is in a new york city hospital after doctors discovered a blood clot. she's been treated with medication that doctors will monitor over the next day or two. negotiators in washington working overnight to avoid the fiscal cliff. both sides still appear to be far apart. a tour bus crash in eastern oregon has killed nine people and injured more than 20 others. the bus slid off an icy highway and tumbled down a steep embankment. rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. thunderstorms from san antonio to memphis. the coldest air in the season in to memphis. the coldest air in the season in the midwest and northern
captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good monday morning. it is the last day of 2012. i'm kristen sze. and i'm katie marzullo in for eric thomas. we'll start with mike for a look at this 2012 forecast. we are ending it on a dry note. good morning. live doppler picking up a lot of dry air, a few high clouds beautiful ring around the moon. unlike the past couple of mornings that doesn't mean rain just moisture. we have frost developing inland, 33 concord and live more, mid 30s redwood city, mountain view down to san jose, santa rosa, 4 4s and oakland. today mostly sunny, near 50 at the coast, low to mid 50s for the rest of us. -- driving in this morning
normally i see five cars, today was three. >> that is going to be the case everywhere we can presume. you are looking at drive time traffic, distances, everything, smooth sailingvé>q as you can s, nothing to note. this is a live look at 80 in berkeley, more headlights than you might expect buy moving smoothly, there are no -- but they are moving smoothly, bay bridge toll smooth sailing likely to stay that way as it is a holiday monday. developing news in san francisco, two were men -- two were taken to the hospital after a fire erupted in a home. amy hollyfield is live at the scene. >> reporter: the arson investigator jut came out of the house after her initial sweep and said it doesn't look like this was a meth lab, she find no evidence of that. she was looking