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first it was carrie fisher, now her mother. hollywood royalty debbie reynolds died at the age of 84 while planning her late daughter's funeral. late details ahead. >> a powerful winter storm could dump up to two feet of heavy snow in new england in hours. a fiery war of words between the u.s. and israel is heating up with donald trump's presidency just three weeks away. >> then, technology that actually predicted dangerous moments before an accident occurred. >> and take a look at the world's highest privilege, rising more than a third of a mile above the ground. "early today" starts right now. >> good morning. i'm milissa rehberger. debbie reynolds has died. the 84-year-old was a major hollywood star featured in
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classic films like "singing in the rain." she was reportedly planning her daughter's funeral with her son when she fell ill and was taken to the hospital. todd said the stress led to her death and that reynolds' last words were that she wanted to be with her daughter, carrie. >> denny reynolds' son confirms she's passed away at the age of 84. reynolds' son todd saying she's with carrie now. fanned had gathered to mourn fisher's loss, when reynolds was rushed to the hospital. she had been at her son's home in beverly hills when someone called 911 around 1:00 p.m. reynolds' career spanned nearly seven decades. including some of the most iconic films of the 20th century. she was hollywood royalty.
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the first wife of pop mega star eddy fisher who divorced reynolds to marry elizabeth taylor. >> i dont choose well. i don't blame anybody but myself, but i team to have very poor taste in men. >> singing in the rain made her famous back in 1952. ♪ >> casting the 19-year-old alongside song and dance veterans gene kelly and donald o'connor. >> they have been dancing 30 years. i was dancing for three months. so i was hysterical. >> decades later, her daughter would become princess leia. hours after fisher's death tuesday followishing a heart attack, reynolds thanks fans for their thoughts and condolences. >> i'm grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are guiding her to her next stop. reynolds is being remembered by fans as unsinkable and a hard act to follow. gabe gutierrez, nbc news.
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>> debbie reynolds has died at the age of 84. meanwhile, tributes continue to pour in for carrie fisher, including a light saber vigil at disney land. >> scathing words from john kerry directed at israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu following days of heated exchanges between both countries after the controversial u.n. vote on israel's west bank settlements, and now israel's leader is fighting back, looking past the current administration. nbc's andrea mitchell has details. >> president obama -- >> getting personal. a fiery ward of words between secretary of state john kerry and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, with president-elect trump all in with israel's leader. >> friends need to tell each other the hard truths. and friendships require mutual respect. >> israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. >> in an impassioned hour-long
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exit speech, kerry warning netanyahu jewish settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem will place the palestinian state and peace in jeopardy. >> her current coalition is the most right-wing in israeli history with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements. >> and in an exclusive interview with nbc news, kerry denying netanyahu's charge that the u.s. orchestrated friday's u.n. resolution condemning the settlements. >> you did not push it? >> we recruited nobody as an alternative. those four countries that ultimately brought it to the floor did so absolutely on their own. >> barely two hours later, netanyahu saying that wasn't true. >> we have it on absolutely incontestable evidence that the united states organized, advanced, and brought this resolution to the united nations security council. we'll share that information
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with the incoming administration. >> donald trump tweeting, we cannot continue to let israel be treated with such total disdain and respect. stay strong, israel. january 20th is fast approaching. >> reuters is also reporting they have ordered police to open a criminal investigation into two separate unspecified incidents against netanyahu. he had no immediate response to reuters on this report. >> this morning, a phone call may be thawing recent tension between president obama and president-elect trump. there's been a war of words over the last several days, with trump criticizing the president repeatedly following obama's comments on the election when he said he could have beaten trump in a hypothetical matchup. >> if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to get behind it. >> trump took to twitter, topping it off with this, doing
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my best to disregard many of the road blocks. thought it was going to be a smooth transition -- not. now, they tell us a positive phone call was held between the two and both leaders expect to speak more in the weeks leading up to the inauguration with the trump showing a very different change in tone. >> he called me. we had a very, very good talk about generally about things. he was in hawaii. it was a very, very nice call. and i actually thought we covered a lot of territory. our staffs are getting along very well. and i'm getting along very well with him other than a couple statements. >> today, trump is taking a victory lap after announcing the creation of 8,000 new jobs in the u.s. by sprint and one web, including 5,000 that trump says will be relocated back from, quote, other countries. this despite a sprint soaksperson saying the jobs are a part of a 50,000 job deal they
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announced with soft web more than three weeks ago. that as trump flanked by boxing promoter don king urged lawmakers to move past the reported russian interfering in the election race. when asked about sanctions against russia and vladimir putin over the alleged cybersecurity breaches, trump stressed the need to move forward. >> i think we ought too get on with our lines. i think computers have complicated our lives greatly. the whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. i'm not sure you have the security you need. >> we're also learning from senior u.s. officials that president obama is preparing to penalize russia for that alleged interference in the 2016 election. those actions against russia could begin as early as today. russia has repeatedly denied wrong doing. >> authorities are working to notify family members of the two soldiers killed in an apache
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helicopter crash off the texas coast. they were weperforming a milita flight before wednesday's accident. the aircraft was flying unusually low and broke apart midair. it's too early for speculations, as an investigation is still under way. >> all we know is that, yes, our pilots are highly trained, highly qualified veterans flying the aircraft for many years. >> the soldiers' names have not been released. >> to south florida and an incredible story of survivor. three california teens on vacation with their families are counting their blessings today. they rented fishing boat capsized out in the atlantic on wednesday. they were able to climb on top of the hull of the 26-foot boat. they waved at passing boats but to no avail. however, one of the teens had a cell phone and called 911. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> we're in the middle of the
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ocean. we flipped the boat. >> thankfully, the wet cell phone worked and help got to the boys less than three hours after the 911 call. >> well, china is taking landmarks to new heights, opening the world's highest bridge. the bridge links two southwest china provinces stretching over 4400 feet and rising nearly a third of a mile above a valley which is about the height of a 200-story building. construction started back in 2013 and cost $150 million u.s. dollars. >> new yorkers taking full advantage of good rid nls day to shed their unwanted memories of 2016. >> first, bonnie schneider is here with a look at your thursday. >> we're dealing with heavy snow coming in today and tonight into new hampshire and maine. heavy amounts there, and friday, lake effect snow coming into upstate new york and parts of pennsylvania. snow out to the northeast, but in the southwest, we're looking
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at rain moving into southern california and arizona. this is going to give us a little break before the next systemhe day. now here's a closer look at the day ahead. temperatures are cold in mt. shasta at 49. santa rosa 64 with sunshine. looking good in mammoth lakes. much colder as you head to boise where highs are only in the 20s. so sunshine out west in some locations with rain coming into southern california. >> thank you. just ahead, millions in bribes at the u.s. border uncovered. but that's just the beginning. you're watching "early today." jack be nimble, jack be quick, jack knocked over a candlestick onto the shag carpeting... ...and his pants ignited into flames, causing him to stop, drop and roll. luckily jack recently had geico help him with renters insurance. because all his belongings went up in flames. jack got full replacement and now has new pants he ordered from banana republic.
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from the past year, write it down, shred it, smash it, and forget it. ready to start fresh in 2017. >> stocks are mixed overseas and futures in the red in the united states, but news from twitter has people excited today. landon dowdy is watching your money. >> good morning to you. the dow's quest for 20,000 could remain elusive today. stocks falling yesterday with the dow posting just its second triple-digit loss since the election, although on very light trading. investors will get news this morning on unemployment and the deficit. the fast food chains will make the change next year following similar moves by mcdonald's and wendy's. an estimated 70% of antibiotics to fight human infections are sold for use in production of meat and poultry. and twitter wants to give you a panoramic view of the world. you can now use the live streaming service periscope to broadcast 360 degree video to
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your timeline, and users can tilt or rotate their phones to see the full view. the 360 degree videos will be limited to select partners for now, but anyone can watch them. facebook announced a similar feature earlier this month. back to you. >> landon dowdy, thank you. well, firsts were flying at a south florida shopping mall. a shopper and a store manager punched it out, and our station in miami got that video. it is unclear what prompted wednesday's smackdown, but it ended up in blows. the shopper reportedly visiting from switzerland threw water in the face of a manager of this steve madden store. the manager responded with punches, striking the shopper twice before being pulled back inside the store and then this happened. >> you're acting crazy. i'm going to sue you. >> it appears the shopper was upset the store was closing. police are investigating. no arrests were made and no comments from reps for steve
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two american bald eagles in florida. she and the dad are taking turns incubating the eggs. >> ford is set to unfail an upgraded version of its hybrid at the consumer electronics show next week. it has a brain located in the trunk that analyzed more data in an hour than the arg smartphone user would use in years. >> and a rooster is on display in china. 2017 year is the year of rooster, so how close does it resemble the president-elect? we'll let you decide. >> it's technology that can save millions of lives. a dashcam seemingly capturing the moment that an auto pilot predicted a crash right in front of it, moments before the actual collision. the family inside credits it with reacting before they even had time to think. miguel has details. >> dashcam video shows the
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self-driving tesla cruising down a netherlands highway when a safety alert is activated. and the model x engaged the brakes before the driver can react. the family of five inside the tesla avoiding the collision. >> the car reacted much faster than we would have. >> the driver says his video shows the car engaged in auto piled, stopping before he knew there was trouble. equipped with the latest radar technology, tesla's model x appeared to have braked though the car in front of it maintained its speed. >> it's one of the main reasons i will use auto pilot, because of the extra safety. >> tesla had come under fire when a driver using auto pilot was killed in a florida collision earlier this year, but this driver says his family is safe, thanks to his self-driving car braking away from trouble. miguel almaguer, nbc news.
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been falsely accused of killing his sister. we get that story from gadi schwartz. >> reporter: it's a $750 million lawsuit stemming from this two-part cbs special that aired in september. a panel of investigators suggesting that burke ramsey, the brother of jonbenet ramsey, may have murdered her sister when he was 9 years old. he's suing cbs, claiming perm independent damage to his reputation, resulting from the defendant's false accusation that he killed his sister. in the show, investigators theorizing that burke may have killed jonbenet by hitting her possibly with a flashlight. cbs saying in september it stands by the broadcast and will do so in court. in october, burke also filed a $150 million lawsuit against a forensic pathologist for comments he has made about the case. he's been the subject of several high-profile programs. interviewed in september by dr. phil on his program, where burke was asked if he killed
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jonbenet. >> there still are people who believe that you killed your sister. >> yeah. >> what do you say about that? >> look at the evidence or the lack thereof. >> since jonbenet's murder on christmas of 1996, detectives have also investigated the possibility that she was killed by an intruder who left a ransom note. with the murder still unsolved 20 years later, plans for further dna testing that may once and for all solve this case. gadi schwartz, nbc news, los angeles. top stories are straight ahead, plus reaction from around the world is pouring in after the passing of hollywood legend debbie reynolds. your honor rr watching "early today." per roll
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rain ahead for the southwest. it's happening right now in southern arizona and southwest texas. we'll watch for rain in southern california through the weekend. look for showers to increase on friday, and you'll get about a half inch of rain. wet weather ahead and some unsettled weather for the weekend. >> thanks, bonnie. >> reaction to the death of actress debbie reynolds has been extremely emotional. just a day after her daughter carrie fisher passed away, condolences for the entire family are pouring in on social media. ellen degeneres tweeted, i can't imagine what carrie fisher and debbie reynolds' family are going through this week. i send all of my love. albert brooks who starred with reynolds, wrote, a legend and my
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movie mom. i can't believe this happened one day after carrie, my heart goes out to billie. and fans are honoring reynolds' memory by placing candles at her hollywood star and outside of her dance studio in l.a. >> in "the new york times," the enemy within, bribes bore a hole in the u.s. border. the times reviewed thousands of court records and internal agency documents. it found that over the last ten years, almost 200 employees and contract workers from homeland security have taken nearly $15 million in bribes. >> two promising health stories this morning with researchers finding success using the immune system to battle brain cancer. time reports on one patient's tumor getting worse after receiving all kinds of treatment. doctors then tried injecting the patient's genetically altered immune cells into the brain and within six months, nearly all of his cancer had disappeared. >> in "the new york times," fish oil could reduce the risk of
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asthma among young children. researchers in denmark found children were about 30% less likely to develop asthma if their mothers took fish oil supplements in the last three months of pregnancy. more tests are being conducted and more details on both stories can be found in the new england journal of medicine. >> for 70 years, gallup has asked the same question, who do you admire the most. for the ninths year in a row, president obama tops the list for males. he edged out donald trump. pope francis, senator bernie sanders, and reverend billy graham round out the top five spots. for the 21st time, yes, 21st, hillary clinton holds the title as the most admired woman, followed by first lady michelle obama, german chancellor angela merkel, oprah winfrey, and ellen degeneres. takes a lot to get on that list. >> a nice variety, as well. >> thank you. i'm milissa rehberger. thank you for watching "early today." have a great thursday. we'll see you right back here
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morning... a stabbing in a normally 'safe' san francioneig breaking news early this morning, a stabbing in a normally safe san francisco neighborhood. we'll bring you the latest. plus a father of four killed in a target store on christmas eve, the two murder suspects, brothers, return to court today for another emotional day. we have a live report. the heartbreak continues for a hollywood family and during yet another loss, debbie reynolds passes away just one day after her daughter carrie fisher dies. "today in the bay" starts right now. good thursday morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm

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