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we may now note cause of the owning land warehouse fire that's claimed 36 lives and devastated a city. >> donald trump and pogue and one tweet and talks about a $50 billion investment in the u.s. >> president barack obama offers a direct warning against donald trump reversing terror games in front of america's bravest. >> manslaughter charges for the suspect involved in the road rage shooting death of a former nfl player. >> and commemorating a day that changed america forever. pearl harbor, 75 years later. "early today" starts right now. >> good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm amman marc donaldin. >> and what led to the deadly warehouse fire in oakland,
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california on friday. authorities say it may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance. also the al moda county coroner's office has positively identified an additional nine victims. while they don't expect the total to rise before 36, the fire chief said this. >> the fire department will be on scene other until we can look the family members in their face and tell them, yes, we have completely searched this warehouse and we can tell that you there are no more victims in this warehouse. >> and nbc has learned from interviews and records that city and county officials had multiple opportunities in the last two years to address possible safety concerns starting with annual fire inspections, but the head of the firefighters union zach unger told us he worries those inspections never took place. >> reporter: do they have the kind of resources that they need? >> not really. >> reporter: is there talk among fifthers that there are
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buildings unsafe in this city? >> absolutely. many unsafe build national this city. >> reporter: and the man who renned the space lashed out on the "today" show yesterday on questions of whether he was responsible. >> i'm an honorable man. i'm a proud man. no, i'm not going to answer these questions on this level. would i rather get on the floor and be trampled by the parents. i am so sorry. i'm incredible sorry. what do you want me to say? i'm not going to answer these questions. >> just so heart wrenching to watch. a criminal investigation into the fire could lead to manslaughter or even murder charges. this morning we're also getting word that iowa governor terry brand stad is the next official to join donald trump's administration. according to bloomberg politics he'll be tasked to serve of as trump's ambassador to china after a very shaky couple of days of international diplomacy involving controversial call to taiwan. last night trump formally announced his intention to nominate james mattis as his secretary of defense while firing this warning shot to companies across the country.
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take a listen. >> and if a company wants to fire their workers, leave our country and then ship their products back into our country there will be consequences, i'm sorry. there will be consequences, big consequences. >> that came as trump interjected himself into a multi-billion dollar business deal involving boeing disparaging the government's contract with the air force one manufacturer. he tweeted, quote, costs are out of control. more than $4 billion. cancel order. he followed that up with this on-camera response. >> the plane is totally out of control. it's going to be over$4 billion for the air force one program, and -- and i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money but not that much money. >> boeing's stock dipped following trump's tweet and recovered by the end of trading. the company issued this statement in response saying, quote, we look forward to working with the u.s. air force on subs kept phases of the
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program, allowing us to deliver the best planes for the president at the best value for the american taxpayer. >> well, trump's warning shots to boeing came before he made this surprise announcement hailing the japanese company softbank for their 2k4r50r billion commitment to the united states. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is massa of softbank from general, and he's just agreed to invest $50 billion in the united states and 50,000 jobs, and he's one of the great men of industry so i just want to thank you. >> well, that announcement as we get reports trump sold all his stock holdings back in june. according to the "new york times" his portfolio was worth at least $22 million. on thursday the president-elect will stop by ohio state university to visit victims of last week's attack, and he owes also take in the u.s. army versus navy football this weekend while continuing his thank-you tour throughout the
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week. president obama was on hand in florida giving his final national security speech as commander in chief and the president forcefully defepped his terror strategy that's been deployed over the past eight sgleers no foreign terrorist organization has successfully plnd and executed an attack on our homeland, and it's not because they didn't try. plots have been disrupted. terrorists have been taken off the battlefield, and all of this progress is due to the service of millions of americans like you. >> the president also had a warning to donald trump against backpacking on the amount of progress made during his time in office. >> we should take great pride in the progress that we've made over the last eight years. we need the wisdom to see that upholding our values and add hearing to the rule of law is not a weakness in the long term, it is our greatest strength. >> later today, president obama is expected to commemorate the
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pearl harbor attacks. police in riot gear and students in uproar at texas a&m last night. these protesters were angered by richard spencer, a white nationalist and member of the so-called alt-right. he was there to give a speech, but the university didn't actually invite him. instead, a former student rent out space on campus and asked him to speak. around 400 turned out to see and or disrupt spencer. police say that two people were arrested butter in the were students. new developments in a shockcation of alleged road rage as the sheriff lashes out at critics this morning. right now ronald gasser is sitting in a louisiana jail after being charged in the shooting death of former nfl player joe mcknight. gasser is reportedly cooperating with athrts and was interviewed by police for 12 hours without an attorney present. bond has been set at $500,000. here's nbc's blake mccoy with more. >> the man accused of shooting
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former nfl player joe mcknight in a case of road rage has been arrested. ronald gasser now charged with manslaughter after initially being released last week. >> he was somebody's son. >> a decision that sparked public outcry, especially when it was revealed gasser was arrested for road rage before at the same intersection ten years ago, those charges dropped. >> so for those who have criticized the men and women of this organization and the strategy, decisions that we made relative to that, tough. >> >> reporter: a defensive an combative sheriff reading some of the messages elected officials in jefferson parrish louisiana have received for backing his decision to give the investigation more time. >> we saw you sell out to them. you rat [ bleep ] punk >> reporter: sheriff says since last thursday 160 witness interviews, 70 businesses contact for potential surveillance video and multiple crime scene re-enactments.
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investigators say that evidence suggests mcknight cut off gasser who then sped after mcknight. the two involved in verbal altercations, cutting in front of one another and sipping around vehicles. at a red light four miles later, mcknight pulled up next to gagser's vehicle and got out and approached his car. that's when gasser shot mcknight three times. gasser remained on scene as a bystander performed cpr. >> that was nbc's blake mccoy reporting. >> incredible details. >> really, real chilling, too. molotov cocktails fly as none administrators clash with riot police over the shooting death of a teen in greece. we'll have the latest but first nbc meteorologist bill karins with a frigid blast in the northeast. >> going move all the way through the country. negative 17 windchill in bismarck, one of the coldest spots in the entire nation and this cold is on the movement coming down from the north and will head to the south and east
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and it will feel like the teens in omaha and chicago 22 and tomorrow even worse, in the single digits in many areas through the ohio valley and great lakes. that's a look at the big weather story of the day and now here's a closer look at the day ahead. for today we're also watching the storm in the northeast moving out. we did have some icy spots and snow and especially the higher elevations so be careful drimping lock at the high temperatures, cold and snowy in denver. it's only 17 degrees. denver. and as we mentioned, that chill is on the way to the east in the days ahead, guys. >> winter is here, at least coming. bill, thank you very much. just ahead, 75 years ago this morning u.s. forces at pearl harbor were attacked by the japanese and america officially entered world war two. up next we'll take you live to hawaii for a preview of events planned to mark this date in history. events to mark this day in history. hey! ♪ this is for you. did you really? didn't have too!
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sir, yeah, i am. i'm going to run in 2020. reporter, for what? for president, you know, so what the hell, man. [ cheers and applause ] >> well, i know. ity there for one reason, so i can announce now that i'm not running and be popular again. >> it's classic and by the way that was nbc's kelly owed well. a great biden moment. today the nation pauses to remember the greatest generation. 75 years ago this morning over 2,400 americans were killed in the pearl harbor attack, and today americans of all stripes are coming together. nbc's jay gray joins us now from honolulu to talk a little bit about how the nation and the people there will commemorate what is expected to be a very somber occasion. jay? >> reporter: hey there, coming, ayman and frances, waters here at pearl harbor are calm right
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now just hours ahead of what will be a national of remembrance including a very special ceremony here honoring some of our nation's greatest heros 75 years after the attack. >> reporter: if you listen closely to the waves and winds that sweep across this tropical paradise, can you almost their, the distant echos of the horror and heros who fought here. >> i went out on top side and planes were diving from every direction. >> reporter: japanese zeros releasing a fury on pearl harbor. >> i said it myself, this is war. >> reporter: 2,403 americans died during the surprise attack. 75 years later, their sacrifice is remembered along with the determination and courage of the
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heros who survived that day, warriors who have all the medals and citations they node and return here looking for much different honor, rekindling a bond with their brother. on this day a grateful nation pauses to honor those fittingly remembered as the greatest generation, greatness achieved by their courage and strength during one of america's darkest hours. >> great to be here. >> reporter: now, thousands will gather just across the harbor here in just a few hours for a memorial that is the centerpiece of more than a week of tributes and celebrations here. that's the latest live in pearl harbor. amman, frances, back to you. >> jay gray, thank you very much for that update. violence has erupted in the streets of athens this morning with protesters clashing with police. demonstrators set off molotov cocktails and fireworks
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escalating a scene that started as a peaceful march. hundreds took to the streets to mark the anniversary of a student killed by police trigger the worst riots greece has seen in decades. almost 100 people are dead after a strong earthquake rocked indonesia. the 6.5 magnitude quake struck the nation's ache province sparking this frantic effort. more than 300 people are injured, a quarter of them seriously. damage is widespread and the death toll is surely to rise. a massive struck the very same region back in 2004 triggering a tsunami that killed more than 100,000 person. just ahead "time" magazine's person of the year will be revealed. who do you think it will be? from beer to bong, why the brewery bis is hurting. you're watching "early today." brewery bids is hurting. you are watching "early today." sometimes when brushing my gums bleed.
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right now on nbc 10 news today, mourning one of new jersey's bravest. we're learning new details about the state trooper and the south jersey doctor who were killed in a head-on crash. >> appeal hearing denied. new jersey's supreme court refuses to hear an appeal from the cherry hill rabbi convicted of plotting to kill his wife. a day that will live in infamy 75 years later across the country and here in our area today people will pause to remember the more than 2,000 soldiers and sailors killed at pearl harbor. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm vai sikahema and let's get to bill henly for the first look at the forecast.
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showers are done now in. >> good news is temperatures are above freezing for the entire area so you'll find damp roads but you won't find ice or snow. just a few sprinkles right now in south jersey and those are on the move so these are not going to last much longer. delaware, you're seeing a few raindrops in central newcastle county and cumberland and cape may county and portions of camden and gloucester county and seeing light spring tolls start w.temperatures above freezing, 41 degrees in delaware and 38 in the lehigh valley with scattered clouds and a light wind. no big wind for philadelphia. 41 grease and 40 in the bushes. we'll see some breaks of sunshine this afternoon, but it's going to be a mostly cloudy morning. 48 degrees in the suburbs and near 50 degrees for philadelphia and into the middle 40s for the lehigh vale. inland area of new jersey and at the shore it will be hovering right around 50 degrees this afternoon. i'll break these forecasts down hour by hour so you'll know when you get to see some sunshine today. we're back in ten minutes.
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first, jessica is here with the first look at traffic. >> starting off on the vine street expressway. closed in both directions east and westbound from broadside at this point to the schuylkill expressway so actually you can see right here that traffic is being diverted off if a car would move through but the traffic is being diverted off at broad street activity ramp. police activity up ahead. roads closed until about 5:00 this morning. another half hour or owe. out in hamilton township over in new jersey a crash record on the new jersey turnpike headed northbound at 195. that's around exit 7 ark. just the right lane is blocked there. not seeing any major delays in the area. can take 295, an alternate to get by for you there. drive time here's five minutes in both directions right now, northbound and that's what we watch from route 55 to the bridge. traffic moving towards philadelphia having no problems. back to you. >> thanks for that, jessica. this morning we're following some breaking news overseas. an earthquake has killed

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