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evacuations for almost 190,000 people have been ordered. search and rescue helicopters are ready and 23,000 california national guards are on alert as officials hold their breath that a dam holds. a major winter storm packing two feet of snow and 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts are headed to the northeast today. a wild night for music's biggest stars as gaga wowed the crowd and adele's must-see do-over as she went head to head with beyonce for most trophies. north korea sends donald trump his first major foreign military test by launching a successful missile test. great news for drivers this morning. "early today" starts right now.
good monday morning to you. disaster looms over the nation's tallest dam. almost 190,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the area's downstream from the oroville dam in california. authorities say that unexpected erosion in an emergency spillway threatens to unleash uncontrolled floodwaters from the dam's massive reservoir. the officials have been releasing controlled amounts of water through another spillway to prevent further erosion. they plan to drop large rocks from helicopters into the spillway to help stop it. 70 miles south of the oroville dam, the state's capital, california's governor issued an emergency order to help coordinate the responding teams. they're preparing for incoming storms that could affect this complex and rapidly changing situation. we'll have updates throughout the day here on nbc. this morning, the white house is preparing to move forward on the temporary immigration ban.
the president saying he could deliver a new executive order as soon as today. steven miller telling "meet the press" moderator, chuck todd, all options are on the table. >> the bottom line is, we are assuming every action to keep our country safe from terrorism. i want to be clear, we have heard talk about how all the branches of government are equal. there's no such thing as judicial supremacy. >> it continued for a third straight week. crowds spilled into the streets of mexico taking on the president's ban, head on. raids were carried out across the u.s. i.c.e. agents arresting 160 undocumented immigrants in california alone. they stay raids were routine. the president contradicted that with this tweet, quote, the crackdown on illegal criminals is nearly the keeping of my
campaign promise. gang members and drug dealers are being removed. the president could take action soon concerned mike flynn after reports surfaced flynn discussed u.s. sanctions against russia before inauguration day, perhaps violating at least one law and could have lied to vice president mike pence about the discussions, creating a difficult situation. when asked about the controversy, the president said he would look into news reports on the matter. ivanka trump is back in the headlines following "snl's" plugging of the fashion brand. melissa mccarthy returned with her imitation of spicer. >> then there's white terrorism this week when nordstroms decided to stop selling ivanka trump's line of clothing and accessories. okay? that's nordstroms loss because
these are high, high quality products. in fact, i'm wearing one of her bangles right now. it's beautiful. it's shimmery. it's elegant and at $39.99. don't even get me started on her shoes. because these babies are real head turner. >> this morning, the president wakes up in the white house returning from a weekend at his mar-a-lago resort. edward lawrence is live in washington. trudeau had harsh words for president trump in the past. what can we expect today? >> reporter: the two haven't seen eye-to-eye. the canadian prime minister will focus on areas where he agrees with president donald trump. this is the first visit from the canadian prime minister since donald trump has been elected and is in the white house. justin trudeau saying the canadian or muslim canadians are
a big success in canada. he said he will take in u.s. refugees the u.s. turns away. president donald trump getting his ban in place, possibly a new executive order as early as today. they will talk about trade. nafta was a big part of the campaign promise under president donald trump saying he would rip it up. the canadian prime minister wanting to make sure there's a close relationship between the two countries. >> another big day today and tomorrow. thank you. the u.n. security council will convene after north korea launched a ballistic missile test this weekend when the country hailed as a success. the meeting comes at the urging of japan, the u.s. and south korea after shinzo abe condemned the missile lunch with president trump by his side. kier simmons joins us from
seoul, south korea. was the missile launch a step toward something larger? >> reporter: that's what u.s. security officials fear. they fear somewhere down the line north korea will be able to develop a long range missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. this was a medium range missile. north korea says the test was successful, traveled 310 miles dropping into the sea before it reached the japanese sea. but, it happened just as president trump was meeting with the japanese prime minister. that is why many people believe this wasn't just a military test, if you like. it was a political test of the new president, of the new administration. south korea saying it believes this was a direct challenge for administrations tough stance on north korea. >> kier simmons in south korea,
thank you. it is music's biggest night of the year. we're talking about the 59th annual grammy awards. the night arguably belonged to adele. the british songstress kicked off the show with "hello" my nus the glitches from last year's performance. adele was one of the night's biggest winners, taking home all five awards she was nominated for including song, record, and album of the year. she is the only artist ever to sweep the top three twice after also winning them in 2012. it wasn't all smooth sailing for adele who literally stopped the show during her tribute to the late george michael. >> i'm sorry for swearing and i'm sorry for starting again, can we please start it again? i'm sorry, i can't mess this up for him. i'm sorry. >> adele calling it like it is. metallica front man james hetfield's microphone wasn't working at the start of the band's performance with lady gaga. some of the shows highs included beyonce, who of course performed a medley of songs and gave a moving speech after winning the grammy for best urban contemporary album.
>> it's important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror and see themselves and have no doubt that they're beautiful, intelligent, and capable. this is something i want for every child of every race. >> other big winners include chance the rapper for best new artist. david bowie's last album "black star" won five rewards. bruno mars brought down the house with a rocking tribute to prince, mimicking the legend from his performance style down to his guitar. the show got political. katy perry wore an armband reading "persist" as she performed in front of a "we the people" backdrop performing with a tribe called quest. busta rhymes called president trump president agent orange. fashion got political. singer joy villa wore the make america great again dress on the red carpet with trump on the back.
still ahead, 50 shades darker at the box office who came out on top. we'll fill you in. a storm is brewing in the northeast that could bring two feet of snow with 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts. meteorologist bill karins is tracking the monday weather. >> the big storm in maine is wrapping up. boston is out of it. the attention focuses to the west. this is a picture of the dam. this is the late story of the day. the dam is structurally fine. they were using a spillway. the problem is the hole that developed in the spillway. they had to divert in the emergency spillway, then a hole developed under the emergency spillway. those are the issues. no rain in the forecast for two days. the rain comes in for wednesday then another storm saturday. oroville.
how about the warmth in the northwest, 54 today and sunny in seattle. >> well, this is a story that's good and bad. mixed results. in new zealand, hundreds of people lined up and put themselves in a big arc around the coastal areas to try to make these whales not beach themselves. this is the waters in golden bay. this is to provent 200 pilot whales from stranding themselves. some turned away. some did perish and strand themselves on the beaches. they don't understand why they do it. >> they have been trying to hard since friday. it's emotional. bill, thanks. tweets to the president, plus, what caused hundreds of air travelers to evacuate this airport? see me. see me.
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it was the best weekend at the 2017 box office so far and one major theme, see equals. the dark knight rose to the top bringing in $55 million. nbc universal's 50 shades darker settled for second place $46.8 million and third place, the biggest surprise, john wick, chapter two, raked in $30 million. leading the news this morning, in a sign of how disconnected some republican lawmakers feel from the new administration, one senator is looking to get the white house's attention by tweeting. gop senator chuck grassley spent several days posting these tweets hoping to draw mr. trump's attention to the issues of transparency and democracy in russia among other things. at one point tweeting flatly, answer my letter. grassley's office confirmed these are his tweets and he was not hacked as some guessed.
however he didn't directly tweet at the president, so not quite sure if those messages have gotten through. to germany where hundreds of people were evacuated from its busy hamburg airport. more than a dozen flights canceled. dozens of people were injured by a hazardous material authorities believe spread through the airport's air conditioning system. police and firefighters concluded the substance was most likely pepper spray. authorities are still working on finding out how it got into the system but ruled out terrorism. in the end it injured some 68 people, both passengers and staff. venice is in full carnival swing, kicking off festivities with a fantastic boat parade. hundreds of revelers lined the italian city's canal to see the elaborate boats float by. the people inside were a sight, dressed in full costume from cowgirls, pirates and sumo wrestlers as you can see there. venice has one of the world's oldest carnival celebrations which is the period of excess before lent begins. legendary jazz singer al jarreau died over the weekend.
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stock futures are on the upside at the moment. adele may have gotten more grammys than beyonce but sony was the big winner. cnbc is following that, a little less pain at the pump as well. good morning. >> the average price of unledded fell five cents in the past three weeks to $2.31 a gallon. it's despite rising food prices. the biggest, los angeles $2.87 a gallon. the cheapest, cleveland at $1.97. verizon is bringing back an unlimited data plan, the first in five years as it faces increasing competition from wireless carriers. sprint launched their own plan last week. verizon is 80 bucks a month for data, talk and text and $45 for extra lines. verizon said it wasn't considering unlimited plans.
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you have a lake attica pasty, two spillways damaged and the rain forecast shows five to six inches of rain in the mountains that feed the reservoir. we will watch that very careful ahead. wednesday and saturday are the next stormy days. today, this is as nice as it gets, phoenix, gorgeous. seattle, 55 and sunny degrees. that's like a springtime forecast. >> yeah. bill, thank you. passengers on one united flight in austin were unnerved by the pilot's strange behavior. she wasn't dressed in a uniform and began talking over the intercom about her divorce and the presidential election.
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threatens torgency spillway yesterday mass evacuation near the dam after spillway threatens to fail. the race is on right now no lower water levels immediately. >> bay area help on the way. swift water crews lending their help to answer the call. >> mud slide delays longer commute for those traveling. today is the bay starts right now. good morning monday morning. sam rob. we want to get to the weather