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breaking overnight. a deadly plane crash with dozens killed, many on the ground as rescuers continue to assess the damage. massive ice storm across the plains and midwest has already claimed five lives. states of emergencies declared in multiple states. the president-elect launches attacks on civil leaders foreign icons and signals health insurance for everybody. the greatest show on the earth is no more. >> remembering martin luther king jr.'s message, today, more important than ever. "early today" starts right now. good monday morning. i'm ayman mohyeldin. i'm gigi. francis is back tomorrow. a turkish cargo jet crashed
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this morning. authorities say 30 people are dead after the boeing 747 crashed into 20 houses by the airport. ali joins us live in london with the very latest. ali? >> good morning. that's right. the turkish cargo jet crashed shy of the airport, killing at least 30 people. most of them were residents in their cottages in this little village that was struck by the boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog. now the cottages which the boeing struck are right by the runway, in very close proximity. the runway and the village are essentially separated by a metal fence and that's why the damage was so bad. you can see the devastating pictures show the plane plowed through a few hundred yards through the village crushing houses and finally ending up on top of one of the houses. you can see the remnants of the broken aircraft smashed on top of one of the houses. the crash happened at about 7:30
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local time, so most people would have been in their cottages and that's why the death toll is still high. rescue efforts are still continuing, so the death toll may go up and it seems like all four crew members on board the plane died on impact. so we're waiting to hear more numbers coming out of there. back to you. >> ali live in london this morning. five people have died in the midwest and great plains as those regions get pummeled with a major ice storm. icy road conditions contributed to traffic incidents that led to the fatalityps. three deaths in missouri, one in oklahoma and one in kansas. one close call captured on a state trooper's dashboard camera. as you can see here a semi appears to hydroplane, crossing over the divider nearly crashing into the trooper's car. two other semi trucks slammed into each other and exploded on flames on interstate 80 in nebraska. no one was injured in that
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crash. the storms were so disruptive the nfl delayed the game between the chiefs and steelers by several hours. some football fans might not have noticed as power lines were visibly sparking in st. louis and power flashes could be seen in the dallas area. tens of thousands of americans still remain without power. millions are under winter weather advisories as the storm heads north. let's get an update on all of this with nbc meteorologist bonnie snyder tracking the dangerous storms out there. it's not looking too good. >> unfortunately, we're looking at a lot of rain coming into kansas city but look at that snow on the back side of the system and ice for nebraska. all of this working it ways to the north and east so we'll be watching for potential for more ice into iowa and nebraska going forward through the afternoon. notice the heavy rain as well. dodge city got really hard hit with the ice, an inch on the ground in some spots. your temperatures at 32 degrees, so we're still looking at that potential for a little bit more ice. i'll be talking about a storm that's working its way to the west coast coming up. >> thank you very much for that,
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bonnie snyder. let's talk about politics. we're just four days away from inauguration and the preparations are already under way with stand-ins for the president-elect and incoming vice president mike pence. putting on a full dress rehearsal on the capitol steps. as the world waits with bated breath for the swearing in the nation's 45th president. while headlines have been dominated by donald trump's tit for tat with john lewis, which we'll get to, another spat involving the president-elect that is getting the lion's share of attention this morning. after trump insinuated that cia chief john brennan could be the person leaking unsubstantiated allegations involving trump russia to the media, trump tweeted brennan really couldn't do much worse. syria red line, crimea, ukraine and build up of russian nukes. not good. was this the leaker of fake news. those posts in response to brennan's recent criticism. >> what mr. trump has to understand is that this is more
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than being about him. it's about the united states and the national security. and he has to make sure that now that he's going to have the opportunity to do something for our national security, as opposed to talking and tweeting, he will have tremendous responsibility to make sure that u.s. national security interests are protected and are advanced. >> that comes as the president-elect concedes those newly imposed sanctions against russia could be removed when he takes office, making the news in his first uk interview since being elected president. trump reiterated those sentiments in an interview with "the wall street journa journal" telling the paper, quote, if you get along and if russia is helping us why would anybody have sanctions if somebody is doing some really great things. still domestic headlines have continued to be filled by trump's war of words with congressman john lewis after the civil rights legend says he doesn't consider trump to be a legitimate president following russian interference in the election. donald trump reacted this weekend calling lewis' district in horrible shape and crime infested and says the legend is
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all talk no action. the congressman's office has not reacted to trump's post and while trump has cans alds previously planned trip to d.c. today, congressman lewis does have a speaking engagement later this morning celebrating martin luther king day. some republicans were dismayed at trump's reaction with the gop congressman. posting simply, dude, just stop. however vice president-elect jp questioned lewis' choice of words. >> for someone to use his stature to use terms like this is not a legitimate president, it's deeply disappointing to me and i hope he reconsiders it. >> meanwhile, across the country thousands of americans spent the weekend making their voices heard taking to the streets alongside their representatives, including several high-profile senators, protesting republicans' attempt to dismantle obama care. from neighboring new jersey to upstate new york, san francisco, michigan, massive rallies sought to turn back gop efforts to do away with the president's
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signature domestic achievement. while congressional republicans are seeing eye to eye how to get it done trump is adding confusion telling "the washington post" his administration will have, quote, insurance for everybody in place of obama care and said people under his new law would expect to have great health care. it will be in a much simplified form, much less expensive and much better. they will be beautifully covered. i don't want single payer. i want to be able to take care of people. in his final network television interview before leaving office, president obama was bound to make some news and he did. while speaking to cbs's "60 minutes" the president said it was ultimately his decision to have the u.s. abstain from that controversial u.n. resolution demanding an end to israel's west bank settlements and said relations with israel have never wavered. >> was it your decision to abstain? >> yes. ultimately. >> why did you feel like you had to do that? >> well, first of all, steve, i don't think it caused a major
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rupture in relations between the united states and israel. if you're saying prime minister netanyahu got fired up, he's been fired up repeatedly during the course of my president presidency, around the iran deal and around our consistent objection to settlements, so that part of it wasn't new. and despite all the noise, military cooperation and intelligence cooperation, all of that has continued. >> president obama is scheduled to make his final press conference of his presidency wednesday. an incredible day of football with weather a factor in both games that were played. this was the scene following the cowboys/packers game. in fact, messages to shelter in place as severe weather including tornado and flash flood warnings. let's go inside at&t stadium. aaron rodgers orchestrating magic in the final ten seconds of the game. a 36-yard completion to jared cook who manages to keep his feet inbounds. that set up the game-winning
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field goal as the clock ran out. the packers move on to face atlanta in the nfc championship. in kansas city, the game was postponed as we were just saying until last night while the city and fans dodged an ice storm and inside frigid arrowhead stadium the steelers could only muster six field goals with the chiefs scoring the only touchdown of a game. a failed two-point conversion to tie it gave the steelers the win and a trip to new england to face the patriots for the afc championship game. both championship games are next week. should be an exciting weekend for football fans. exciting new video, power flashes in dodge city, kansas. power lines are down there. the entire city has gone nearly pitch-black. meanwhile, the pacific northwest is bracing for another soaker. nbc meteorologist bonnie snyder has details. >> we're looking at yet another stormy pattern emerging for the northwest along the coastline of washington state. look at all the heavy rain we're expecting there and the winds will pick up, too, for coastal
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areas. the timeline for this is more i would say tuesday into wednesday, but temperatures will stay very cold as well. look for a high in boise of only 17 degrees and watch for those winds to pick up as well. that's a look at the big weather ory of the southwest with temperatures in the 60s in san diego to santa barbara. temperatures are warming up across the southeast as well. mild for now, but things will be changing once we get to february. ayman? >> thank you very much for that. just ahead, the income gap grows. these eight men are worth as much as 3 boy 6 billion people on the planet. donald trump about to recall ambassadors from around the world in what many experts are calling a risky move. we will explain that back in
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face real and difficult obstacles in our ongoing quest for a more just and united future, but if there's one lesson that we can draw, that we must draw, from the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king consider it is that adversity is not a cause for despair, it's a call to action. a call to action. >> you are listening to some inspiring words from attorney general loretta lynch, as americans pay tribute to dr. martin luther king jr. lynch, in fact, gave her final speech as attorney general at the historic 16th street baptist church in birmingham, alabama. leading the news this morning, president-elect trump is planning on cleaning house come friday and he's starting with the nation's top diplomats. according to a state department official trump says he wants each and every politically appointed ambassador out by day one that will feccively empty the top posts in the u.s. embassies in the world.
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80 in all we understand until congress can approve their replacements which could take several months at least. a brands new sports arena saw the roof come caving in literally all caught on video. watch this, 80 athletes and fans race out the door as mid-game during this floor ball tournament in the czech republic. just seconds later the roof collap collapses, leaving the arena in complete darkness. about ten inches of snow was piled on the roof before the accident. the arena designer says all construction standards were met. there's no way snow could have caused the collapse. luckily no serious injuries were reported. ten new communication satellites are orbiting earth after deployed by spacex falcon 9 rocket. not only did the satellites make it into space but the first stage rocket booster successfully landed on a drone ship. spacex's first launch since a fiery launch pad explosion in september. moments until we have space tourism, right? >> exactly. looking forward to that. we have a shocking new report from oxfam highlighting
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the intense rise of global inequality. anti-poverty organization says the eight richest people on earth now own just as much wealth as half of the world's population. that's 3.6 billion people. this is a major change from last year. they said the 62 richest had that much wealth last year. oxfam warn that public anger against the inequality could lead to more seismic political changes like brexit and the election of donald trump. just ahead, the world's most powerful business and political leaders all converge this week in davos, switzerland. topic number one, you guessed it, probably donald trump and how is the world preparing for his presidency. we will tell you about that. and what the wealthiest folks are saying. you're watching "early today." e start by taking care of families for 70 years. earn the trust of 32 nfl teams. be there for america's toughest and help, when help is needed america's #1 isn't a status earned overnight.
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events to mark martin luther king jr. day are being held around the nation. in the nation's capital, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the memorial honoring the slain civil rights activist. the president and the first lady will participate in a service project in honor of martin luther king jr. day. and president obama will also welcome the chicago cubs to the white house to celebrate their world series win. stock markets in this country are closed for the martin luther king jr. holiday, but overseas in davos, switzerland the world's wealt wealthiest business people are gathering for the economic forum. topic number one as you can expect is donald trump.
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karen show is here with a preview. good morning, karen. >> good morning, ayman. good morning gigi. donald trump is not attending davos and not sending a team but he will still dominate the agenda as the elite in davos will consider what his presidency means for global trade, growth and security as well as the rise of populism that's led to the trump vote and brex brexit. the british prime minister theresa may will outline her blueprint for brexit tomorrow and fly to davos to explain more. the other big thing is that the chinese president will open the initial ceremony with a speech in defense of free trade and don't forget trump has pledged to label chinese currency manipulator and slap tariffs on chinese exports. the other big ticket item, of course, has been donald trump's comments over the weekend, calling out germany for its immigration policy saying that german chancellor angela merkel made a catastrophic mistake in allowing 1 million migrants into the country. the german government has shr shrugged off the claims.
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it's a sad day for children around the world. the end of an era after 146 years in show business the ringling brothers barnum & bailey set to close following a steep decline in ticket sales. the final performances will take place this may. nbc takes a look back at the greatest show on earth. ♪ >> reporter: before there were tvs and even before there were 50 states, the ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus was entertaining millions. >> the greatest show on earth. >> reporter: eric gillette was a ring master for years. >> so it was a continuous magical surprise every day and every single show that you performed. >> reporter: but the circus has been struggling last spring, ringling brothers retired its elephants to a conservation center in florida after a long public battle with animal rights groups. since then the circus producers say they have seen a dramatic drop in ticket sales and high
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operating costs have made it unsus saneble. in florida, families in line for the circus reacted to the news. >> it's very disappointing. this is something i grew up on and my parents are here. we have three generations. >> abuse is wrong. >> reporter: meanwhile animal rights activists claim victory. >> this is a landmark moment. we're seeing things like sea world with the orca breeding band there, ringling takes all animals off the road. people will no longer tolerate animals being abused for their entertainment. >> reporter: now the greatest show on earth set to become an american memory. nbc news. all those elephants breathing a sigh of relief. >> yeah. just ahead, more serious stuff. the latest on the deadly plane crash in kyrgyzstan. wrestling fans say good-bye to a wwe legend made famous for this high high-flying move. they should express how you feel. new olay eyes collection treats every eye concern.
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stormy pattern returning to the west coast in coastal washington. look for strong winds and even the risk for flooding as we go through the middle and early part of the week. we'll watch out for flooding as well and along the coast some heavy rain into northern california. looking towards the middle of the week we're also watching for this threat to persist straight into wednesday. some heavy amounts of rain in northwest washington. amman? >> thank you very much for that update, bonnie. moving on to another story first responders are still searching for survivors from today's deadly plane crash in kyrgyzstan. 12 others were injured when the cargo jet crashed into a village of country homes near the manas airport. a spokesperson says the death toll may rise as the plane destroyed 20 houses in that
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crash. according to authorities a black box was found. wwe fans say good bye to jimmy super fly snookka. he lost his battle for cancer after being cleared for a 1983 murder case against him. raised in hawaii he rose to stardom with his high flying, super fly splash. >> 15 feet high. oh, my gosh. >> impressive move. on twitter dwayne "the rock" johnson shared the sad news with the world writing #ripsuperfly. and the wwe sent their condolences to the hall of famer's family friends and fans. jimmy "superfly" snuka was 73. we remember the impact of civil rights leader martin luther king jr. decades after his iconic speeches fighting for racial justice dr. king's words continue to live on and according to twitter there's been over 1 million tweets with
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his quotes over the past year. you probably recognize some of these. the popular ones the time is always right to do what is right. "darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that." "injustice anywhere is a justice to threat everywhere." some of us can barely bear the coldest swimmer, look at these 30 swimmers racing in frosty waters with the air temperature nearly freezing. part of a german competition to be crowned the ice queen. in between races they can sip on hot tea or hot saunas to warm up. one competitor says even though it requires a bit of willpower people participate to overcome their quote weaker self. >> what would it take for you to jump into those waters? >> i'm in touch with my weaker self. saying good-bye for now. >> thanks for watching "early today." we'll see you back here tomorrow morning. a "highway shooting"--- that led
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to the shutdown of an east bay state road for six houd a highway shooting is that led to the shutdown of an east bay state road for six hours on sunday. this as the search continues for whoever fired into that moving car. >> and deputy arrested. the man who swore to protect the people in his bay area community will no longer wear a badge after what he's accused of doing far from home. plus, trump's trip canceled on martin luther king jr. day, the president-elect had promised a trip to a black history museum, but the plug has been pulled. "today in the bay" starts right now. and a good monday morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. sam brock is back. >> yay! >> all fresh faced. stdn't have to deal with the


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