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>> expect large crowds, again, crowd planes, crowded terminals and roadways. >> one of the busiest travel days of the year with a record setting 100 million travels. what you are can expect in the crash, donald trump calls more nukes via twitter. why some experts say it could be the start of a 21st century nuclear arms race. plus the grinch teaches speedy drivers a lesson. "early today" starts right now. good friday morning, everyoneing i'm aymon mohyeldin. >> i'm frances rivera.
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today is up with of the busiest travel days of the year. hope are you ready. we have millions out there treking aross the country to the see loved ones for the holidays. many will be flying. here's tom byrum costello with details. >> reporter: from coast-to-coast, a record setting travel season, with today the busiest, nationwide, 6 million are flying this season. atlanta, chicago, l.a. and denver. in the tower at chicago o'hare, controllers now using a new system to speed things along. flight paths reroutes and weather, now transmitted directly to the cockpit computer, cutting down on radio chatter and tarmac wait times. still the vast majority of americans, 94 million, are hitting the roads, gasoline now $2.26 on average up 13 cents in a month, at the utah dot center, they are preparing for a massive storm in the rockies.
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>> between 12 and 24 inches in the mountains, a lot of that will be blowing snow in the higher elevations. >> a rush to reunite with family and friend. >> obviously, weather is going to be a big factor in those travel plans. let's go to meteorologist bill karins. how bad will bit out there for travellers? >> especially in the mountainous areas, we have two storms one on the west coast, they will be talking about that all weekend long. light snow breaking out around kansas city, moving up into the des moines area, wisconsin during the day. this map is full of winter storm watches and advisories, mostly the mountains. we have this area here from wisconsin, areas of des moines, almost down here toward kansas. that's where we have a little light stuff this morning. also, later on, we bet the snow, moving no california into higher terrain. change is required. this is all the way through sunday night, christmas evening. this is going to be here in the
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day today. the heavy snow the blizzard conditions possible. dakotas on christmas day. so if you are traveling through high elevations out west, make sure you keep an eye on that forecast. it will be a little treacherous. >> bill karins, thank you for that. we have breaking news about the road rage killing in little rock, arkansas. police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of the 3-year-old. gary holmes was the perpetrator t. driver hype her honked and she honked back. then that at driver opened fire at her, hitting, killing acen sitting in the back seat of the car t. shooter drove off in what was described as a plaque chevy impala. jail records show gary holmes was charmed with murder. could an arms race happen? it was a tweet that sent shock
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waves around the world, president-elect donald trump, 28 days before the inauguration, setting nuclear policy through 140 characters. he put the world on notice he is looking to increase the nation's nuclear arsenal, despite the current administration's doubt to tried world of its stockpile. that as russian president vladimir putin talked of strengthening his own nuclear cape anybody else. andia mitchell has the report. >> reporter: after setting off alarm bells throughout the campaign how he would handle weapons, he shocked nuclear experts by tweeting, the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. a first in u.s. policy since ronald reagan to cut the number of nuclear weapons. only hours earlier, vladimir putin, who u.s. intelligence officials say was personally involved in the cyber attacks to influence the u.s. election told his gems, we need to enhaens the
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combat capability of strategic nuclear forces. trump drew fire for saying he might use nuclear weapons in europe or acost the united states. >> nobody wants to hear with an american president is there why do we make them? >> now, less than a month before trump takes a office, armed experts are stunned. >> all through the the campaign, donald trump has dealt with weapons cavalierly this tweet may have started a nuclear arms race. >> what is your concern when you see what sound like new policy being made on twitter? >> every word matters. strengthen the nuclear arsenal, fine. expand it, everybody is harping on that word. whether donald trump meant it or not, he is changing u.s. policy. >> and this morning, we have new reaction from incoming white house counsellor kelly anne conway who defended trump's nuke twooek tweet? he is saying we are going to expand our nuclear capability.
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>> he isn't saying that. >> he did. >> what he is saying is we need to expand our nuclear capably, our nuclear readiness or capably to be ready for those who also have nuclear weapons. he is putting the world on notice that he will do what he thinks he needs to to do to keep us safe and cure. >> by expanding our nuclear capably. >> not changing poise through twitter. >> conway is the latest white house hire after a transition announces a slew of top communications post, including shown spicer for the rnc down into indications director. and there were some tense moments four ivanka trump aboard a transcontinental jet blu fight another passenger reportedly confronted her. he was ultimately kicked off the plane. not before social media lit up with the incident as nbc's kristen welker report. >> reporter: ivanka trump, seen
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here with her family on her way to half the target of the lingering tensions of the 2016 race, seated on board jetblue flight traveling with her children and husband. fellow passengers say they ruin the country, now they ruin our flight. >> he said, oh my god, this is a nightmare. he was shaking. >> reporter: the unruly passenger kicked off the plane, but fought before lasner tweeted out a picture of the moment and ivanka's stunned reaction. it may have been planned, reporting before the incident, ivanka and jared at jfk, hashtag benality of evil. trump apparently tried to distract her children as things got heated. in a statement, jetblue saying the decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. if the crew determines that a cher is causing conflict on the acre, the passenger will be
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asked to deplane remember he lated tweeted my husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone. jetblue staff overwe heard and kicked him off the plane. >> he was visibly shaken f. he was security, i would have taken handled this same situation. >> they made sure it didn't escalate. that's why first daughter versus secret service for situations like this when there is a potential threat. >> now the man thrown off the plane didn't comment after deleting their twitter account. ivanka trump reached her destination without further incident. this morning, we have stunning new images from that christmas market terrorist attack in berlin. newly attacked video shows the moment the speeding truck crashed into the mark, killing 12 people. watch here t. truck speeds up, pedestrians scramble to run. nbc news has now learned from berlin police it took a full 24 hours after the attack and also
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a second search to find the suspect's wallet and i.d. card inside the truck him we have word from u.s. intelligence surfaces he was on their radar for having links to isis and on a terror watch list. this morning, they are continuing reid raids in their pursuit for. . they are scouring the entire continent for what about of the post-wanted people in the world ampltsz controversial arrest caught on camera. >> first let's head back to meteorologist bill karins, for another check of the weather. it will be tricky and dangerous for some people. >> let's talk airports, today is the big travel day for airports. san francisco and california, that's the heaviest rain, today we have minor delays in los angeles later today. chicago could have a coating, milwaukee, too. saturday, salt lake city, snow and rain, vegas, there could be rain showers with a low ceiling due to minor delays, i think you will get to your destination, on
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sunday, minneapolis could get a wintry mix, if the blizzard conditions will be outdoors, rapid city area, further north up into the central portions of north dakota. that's a big look at the story today. now a closer look at your day ahead. >> today the very ligwintry mix moving through kansas and northern portions of missouri. we will watch that through iowa and wisconsin during the day today. i'll take you 32 you the complete holiday forecast a little later in the show. >> all important, bill, thank you very much. coming up, what one florida officer dressed as the grinch is handing out in place, speeding tickets this holiday season. there is. hey! hey! ♪ this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ♪ getting the gift you almost kept for yourself? now that's a holiday mini miracle.
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county, florida this grinch, not such a mean one. that's colonel lee caputo handing out onions instead of speeding tickets. he's been off drivers a choice between an onion or a citation around christmas time since 2001. >> i'm pretty sure -- >> what do you think? >> vegetable all the way. >> they're picking the on yovenl that's pretty noise. that's a grinch i would want during that time. >> leading the news with the world on high alert australian authorities say they have foiled a plot to purpose parts of melbourne on christmas day. here are some of the targeted areas. police say the plot involved explosives and possibly guns or 95s. the country's leader assuring the threat of terror won't intimidate australians. >> this is one of the most substantial terrorist plots that have been disrupted over the last several years. >> seven people were arrested. police say three men have been criminally charged with another awaiting a court hearing. turning now to a
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controversial arrest caught on camera in texas. it began when a mother called police to report an alleged assault on her son. but when the officer arrived, the situation quickly spiraled. she and her family members found themselves under arrest. more from nbc's gape gutierrez. >> don't grab her! >> this arrest caught on camera is sparking outrage in ft. worth texas. jacqueline craig, seen here, says she called police wednesday to report that a neighbor had grabbed her son's neck for littering. the video begins after the officer arrives and shows him speaking with the neighbor. but then questioning craig about her parenting. >> don't put your hands on my son. >> why done you teach your son not to litter? >> aah, he can't prove to me that my son littered. but it doesn't matter if he did or didn't, it doesn't give testimony right to put his hands on him. >> the exchange quickly escalates. craig and several other women
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begin screaming at the officer before he takes three of them into custody. >> i just felt like i didn't get justice for what i called for, basically. >> reporter: the video has been viewed more than a million times on facebook. it is uncheer what happens during at least three gaps in the recording. zplch some messages or calls, it skipped the boat. >> reporter: ft. worth police saying we acknowledge that the initial appearance of the video may raise serious questions. we ask that our investigators are given the time and opportunity to thoroughly examine this incident. the unidentified officer has been placed on restrictive duty pending investigation. jacqueline craig is out of jail, back with her family. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. . just ahead, what's replaced weight loss as the top new year's resolution of 2017. plus a duke basketball player gets taught tripling one of his opponents.
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pentagon. >> first of all another trump tweet, shares rallied on the following, talking about the f-35, which had some big cost overruns, tremendous costs and cost overruns have led him to ask beauing to price out a comparable f-18 super hornet as well, that led to divergeing share price on what is a fairly quiet market. the u.s. postal service has said today, friday, absolutely last day to get presents by christmas morning. customers will have to pay even more with priority mail express and this is fantastic, what is the top new year's resolution from everybody? well, normally, it's one about being a healthier and losing weight. this time, being a better person topped the polls for the first time since 2014, being a better person cost 16%.
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foster care, today i am adopted. now, one of his adoptive sisters posted pictures on twitter. they were retweeted more than 50,000 times. so lucky for this young man, he gets to have a permanent family home for the holidays. >> there he is. you can squeeze his face, so cute. so happy to see. another story going viral today, tiger woods as santa claus or rather tiger claus. people where ugly sweaters, woods decided to do this, go shirtless, flex a bit, seeing those guvenlts it created a firestorm across social media, christmas tradition, macdaddy santa is back. so what do you think, very nice from the old tiger woods we know. >> very different. good forbe him, though, if it's a family thing. >> this is "early today.". l. ite am not actually cleaning it up.
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fire. a person is dead after flames burned through an apartment building in pottstown. ready to fly. philadelphia international airport will be packed today and tonight as travellers get ready for this holiday weekend. slaying the giants. the eagles use primetime match-up against the contested division rival to show die-hard fans if they still have plenty of fight. 4:28. good friday morning. this is "nbc 10 news today". i'm tracy davidson. >> we made it. i'm katy zachary. thanks for joining us. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. a lot of eyes are on this weekend's forecast.
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>> today we're looking pretty good. cold this morning. our skies are clear so we'll see plenty of sunshine. right at the freezing mark for delaware, lehigh valley and just a degree above in new jersey, for philadelphia 32 degrees and 34 in the suburbs. temperatures will be climbing. we'll see a lot of sunshine today. 32, warm to 33 by 6:00. not much. the sun will be down then. once it's up we start our warm up warming up to the 40s. not as warm as yesterday but still a pretty nice one. lots of sunshine for philadelphia and the suburbs. new jersey near 50 degrees and at the shore 46 degrees this afternoon. lehigh valley will see sunshine along with delaware. mid-to-upper 40s. i'll break it down hour by hour when we're back in ten minutes. but first check in with francesca for your first alert traffic. >> good morning. we're starting out with an accident in upper moreland. no reports of problems or delays
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for your friday morning. the vine street expressway there's construction that's will be lifting around 5:00 this morning. 95. folks we'll be okay. make many plans heading towards the philadelphia international airport. northbound we're doing okay. southbound woodhaven on 9513 minutes. everything you're good to go. when we come back we'll look at the schuylkill expressway. now to breaking news from montgomery county. >> a person is dead after fire breaks out overnight in an apartment. matt delucia is live on scene in pottstown. what do we know about the victim and the cause of this fire? >> reporter: several people escaped this fire but one did not. here is the scene behind me by north franklin street in pottstown. there's the building just behind this fire truck. most of the damage is inside that building. here's a look from a little bit earlier that started around 1:15 this morning. firefighters showed up and saw heavy fire on t

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