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arabia cuts all major ties of iraq who warns of vengeance. the power jackpot exploded over $14 million. the nfl playoffs are set. "early today" starts right now. good morning, i'm gigi stone-woods, it's officially 2016. so finally at long last, we can talk about the race for president. today hillary clinton gets a major jolt as her husband hits the campaign trail. dominican republic's attacks are getting sharper. >> reporter: donald trump increasingly looking beyond his gop rivals and taking aim at the democratic front runner. no holes barred. >> they've created isis. hillary clinton created isis with obama. >> reporter: hillary clinton firing back in new hampshire. >> you know, the republicans seem to have a particular fixation on blaming president obama and me for everything that
>> reporter: trump is also tying:t to her husband's past sexual infidelitys. >> it hasn't been a pretty picture for her or for bill, because i'm the only one willing to talk about his problems. what he did and what he has gone through i think is frankly terrible, especially if she wants to play the woman card. >> reporter::t now counting on the former president to bolster her campaign on monday in new hampshire. >> he is so excited about coming back to the granite state that wait a minute. -- ro when a republican state law maker heckled clinton about her husband's alleged past sexual misconduct. >> you are very rude. and i will not ever call on you. >> reporter: trump is on defense after al shabab, the al qaeda affiliate used trump's muslim ban in a recruiting video. >> they use other people. what am i going to do? i have to say what i have to say.
who slams trumps rhetoric. >> it is not shameful, it is counterpouktive and shameless. >> reporter: they are giving the front runner a past. >> those jihadists do not consist because of donald trump or anybody else's campaign. >> let's not get so concerned about how our enemies were. >> front runners have to keep winning. expectation force clinton are sky high. now expectations for trump are sky high. >> that was kristen welker reporting. it's been an angry race, not just for theed cans. there is a new online poll by nbc news survey monkey in "esquire q. 49% of americans find themselves angrier now than current events than they were one year ago. if you break it down by race, whites are the angriest at 54%, higher than latinos at 43%,
republicans are angrier than democrats and finally 53% of women are feeling angrier about current events compared to 44% of men back from vacation, president obama has gun laws in the crosshairs, apparently ready to bypass congress to tighten the rules. nbc's edward lawrence is in ug what. the presidentor the attorney general will meet in a few hours. what's their focus going to be? >> gigi, it's gun control t. president outlined gun control, as the most important issue he wants toing that him this year remember he plans to bypass congress to do it. president obama fresh off his hawaiian vacation and taking aim at gun control. he meets with attorney general loretta lynch to talk about ways to increase backgrounds checks for people who buy guns. the president during his weekly radio address defended his position. >> it's a policy that is supported by some 90% of the american people. it was supported by a majority
but the gun lobby mobilized against it and the senate blocked it. >> reporter: democratic front runner for president hillary clinton applauds the move to use executive orderers to increase background checks, republican candidates disagree. >> now this president wants to act as if he's a king arc dictator. the fact is, if he wants to make changes to these law, go to congress and convince congress they're necessary. >> so he will sign another second order, ving to do with the second amendment, having to do with guns. i will ve to i will unsign that so fast. >> his first impulse is to take rights away from law abiding citizens. it's wrong. >> reporter: still it's at the top of the president's final agenda in his finalier in office. president obama is expected to take a three month review of other steps he can take to reduce gun violence. gigi. >> thanks. now to a remote part of oregon, right now,
holding a wild life office. they are po testing the prison sentence of the tyranny of the next. nbc's kristen dolgren has more. >> reporter: from the remote and frozen oregon wilderness, a call to arms. >> this has become a base place for patriots from all over the country to come and to be housed here and live here and we're planning on staying here for several years. >> reporter: the group of armed protesters taking over the wild life refugee led by the nevada rancher known for his standoff with federal authorities over zprazing rights. his brother ryan gave you us a tour. >> we are here only to promote the constitution, the supreme law of the land and to help the people to establish their rights. >> reporter: this latest standoff started after weeks of tension and a peaceful protest on saturday. dozens rallying in support of
oregon ranchers for facing jail time for lighting fire on land. >> i am going to jail, it seems like a bit of an overkill. >> reporter: the hammonds already served time before a judge ruled it wasn't enough. >> we wanted to stand up for their rights. >> reporter: their attorney says they will report to federal prison a and the bundys don't speak for them. but that hasn't stopped the standoff. one posting a good-bye video to his family. >> and i am 100% willing to lay my life down. >> the sheriff has warned people to stay away from the refuge. so far, fetch, including the fbi have kept a low profile. >> we have to make some decision at some point that you can't let people just come in there at will. >> reporter: protesters said they won't get violent unless the government does. some locals worry it won't end well. >> people are afraid. >> reporter: militant's promise they won't back down.
>> this morning, communities along the mississippi river continue the cleanup effort after historic flooding t. death toll stands at 25 across illinois and missouri as officials remain watchful for more flooding. on sunday, illinois authorities recovered the body of an 18-year-old killed when his vehicle was skept swept up by the flood waters t. rivers reached a crest in cape girardeau. the army core of engineers is inpictureing levies in both states saudi arabia's foreign minister says the kingdom is separating ties with iran. it comes after violent protests and attacks on the saudi embassy in tehran t. saudis executed 47 people, including a shiite critical of the saudi royal family.
condemns the values and says the attack was by no means justified and iran's top leader said there would be quote divine revenge. u.s. officials have called for diplomatic engagement and affirmative steps to ease tension in that region here in the u.s., ethan couch the so-called affluenza teen is mounting a high profile defense to mount his extradition from mexico to the u.s. his lawyer confirms to nbc news he is now representing couch. benitez he was he was unlawfully detained in puerto vallarta and has not committed no crimes in mexico. the attorney says the legal process could drag on for months. coup's mother tawnya was deported to the u.s. last week and is awaiting extradition from los angeles to texas. that could happen early this week t. pair had been on the run since failing to czech in with his probation officer.
when he drove drunk in 2013 the mild winter weather is about to come to an end. nbc meteorologist bill kierans is here with the forecast. bill, say it ain't so. >> it is, finally. i had to search for the fwlofs this morning him i haven't needed them yet t. cold air finally moving in. with it lake effect snows. the only area that has lake effect snow warnings is this spot near cleveland and erie. one stream off the lakes here. they're right across interstate 90. that's really the only heavy snow we have out there on the map. the store is the cold. the cold air has now spilled in definitely through northern portions of new england. >> that slice noose the south. with it will come some of the coldest wind chill values you have experienced the winter and head out this morning for work. saranac lake it feels like negative 9 buffalo feels like 3. >> that cold air is moving down to the mid-atlantic. so the high temperatures today will be about 5 to 10 question
ski areas are loving it. they're making as much snow as possible. they haven't had the man made the natural snow. tuesday a little milder. by wednesday, temperatures are back in the 30s and 40s. so it's a really quick sought of cold air. that's your national weather. here's a closer look at your day ahead. so high temperature today, very cold and chilly, too, in the northern plains. temperatures highs in the 20s, wind chill values not too bad, though. not too breezy there. there are those lake effect snow showers from indiana to ohio through michigan during your morning hours today. >> okay him fine. i'll brake out the gloves and scarf. >> for two days. that's it. >> okay. fine. i can hand him that. thank you something big is happening in china that will act your money today. we got the details. plus, it's getting huge, folks, powerball is $400 million bucks and it's growing. details are next.
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>> at least six people are reported dead, 43 injured in india after a earthquake hit before dawn at the myanmar border. u.s. geologists call the area one of the most seismically hazardous regions on the planet over 500 employees at san bernardino inland regional center are reopening today. they have been close since farook and his wife wounded many others a. memorial will be held today in honor of the victims new ntsb under water footage t. freighter sank during hurricane joaquin. all 33 people on board are presumed dead t. ship's black box has not yet been found. another search may be launched to find the data recorder a pennsylvania man was found
new york after hills new york license had been spnts suspended wait for it 88 times. eric dunbar was caught for having a second unexpired license from pennsylvania. he is expected to be arraigned today. >> that takes some real guts i guess you could say let's get down to business, china stocks plunged monday leaving chine's markets trading for the day. they were down 42% last month. stocks in other countries also fell. this could have implication force the u.s. stockmarket. the powerball jackpot is now $400 million and growing t. odds of winning a $92.2 million escalating tensions between saudi arabia and iron has given oil prices a boost on the first day of trading of the year. crude prices increased as much as 3.4%.
do remain at multi-year lows ahead, they call it black monday in the nfl, famed coaches fired already. plus, looking back, peyton manning, he comes in the game down 6 with the division on the line. was there ever any doubt? sports is up next. medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. .
alert for you and your pet a. few rossen report on how to make sure your animals are safe when you take them for a ride first in football night in america. lambeau field, the minnesota vikings jump ahead with a burress from the adrian petersen, they never look back. a last minute effort fall itself short t. vikings win and face seattle in the wildcard t. pack travel to washington to battle the redskins. it was peyton manning to the rescue. he replaced brock osweiler in the authored superintendent a pair of scoringo as they clinch the afc west and top seed beating the chargers 27-20 the houston texans had no trouble beat, jacksonville 30-6 and fighting their way into a wildcard spot. the other wild card matchup is pittsburgh who defeated cleveland 28-12 behind a big game from big ben. steelers face the bengals in
speaking of cleveland, mike pettine is the third coach fired. they limp into the playoffs losing four of the final six games, including this 20-10 los to miami who finishes the year at six and ten. today the raiders, rams and chargers are all, pictured to file relocation papers with the nfl with that very purpose in mind. singer chris brown is in hot water again. plus, we have bad news for "game of thrones fans" all the details coming up next. you don't want to miss i. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra can be a sign of existing joint damage that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal,
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lead to great days. shine on. . >> now to entertainment news, "game of thrones" fans airs this spring will be very disappointed. george r. martin announced over the weekend the winds of winter will not be ready for the sixth season starts on hbo april 8th. on his blog, martin wrote, no one could possibly be more disappointed than me. i am months away still. that's if the writing goes well. sometimes it does. sometimes it doesn't. if you run into martin, do not distract him. that man has work to do. now, "star wars" breaks the new year record at the box office "the force awakesens" it raked in over $80 million topping the
it surpassed gross for both "jurassic world" and "titanic" in three weeks it's brought in $740 million trailing behind only "after tar" which remains in the lead. >> for another day maybe good point. wedding bells ring for anna camp and skierl ashton. they share big news over the week him the couple has been dating since 2013 and this is tough news, rapper chris brown may be in hot water again, police in las vegas investigating an first-hand after a woman accused brown of battery and stealing her phone. this is according to a statement by the las vegas police department saturday. it was indicated a physical altercation took place between brown and the female, who remains unidentified. that's after the woman tried to take a picture of brown with her cell phone. he has not been arrested. his publicists say these allegations are all not true.
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in jackson. kenneth war called law enforcement thugs with badges. after hearing police officers were involved in a high speed chase in jackson. stokes believes race is a factor ft. increased number of police chases in the mostly plaque neighborhood on sunday the bodies of two men were recovered from a wisconsin lake t. canoe was found overturned in the water. two other men are still missing. all four men are from illinois in their early 20s. earlier, the police chief incorrectly stated all four bodies had recovered. the search will resume early this morning. in southern california, a domino's delivery driver stabbed a customer. according to police the pizza was one-and-a-half hours late. >> that is a long time. the 20-year-old customer was treated for middle eastern injury itself and domino's released a statement saying they're shocked be i the allegation. they hope the customer is safe. i mean, when you are hungry.
hundreds of people channelled their inner polar bear this new year's day. they participated in the polar bear challenge. temperatures were just 7 degrees. >> that's a real polar bear plunge. 7? >> that's commitment. the event was held for make a wish in idaho. >> there is a famous one that happens here in cony island with thousands of people. it was 51 degrees. it sounds like a badge of honor. 7 degrees? >> are you brave. you would do it. >> no way, like heart attack. >> not interested. now a look ahead, lawyers for fantasy sports site, draftkings and fanduel head to new york. they will ask a panel to continue to operate in the state while the lawsuit works its way through the court. the new york attorney general is claiming they are running an illegal gambling operation. we should mention fanduel investors include comcast and
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