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willie ge . president trump prepares for an important face t face meeting with britain's prime minister, but its confusion and hard feelings over mexico that's dominating headlines. >> this and one major city says okay to -- >> some areas have gotten so saturated from heavy rains that even this three-story hotel was no match for mother nature. >> a new study on whether better looking nfl quarterbacks are more successful too. early today starts right now. >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm ayman. >> i'm frances. ending the week for more firsts for the administration. you've got president trump this morning preparing for his first joint news conference and his
first time hosting a head of state since his swearing in. as british prime minister theresa may pays a visit to the white house. we learned trump may have a call with an entirely different head of state. russian president vladimir putin as early as this weekend. today's press conference with the british pm uses his interview to bash the news media for the reporting. >> much of the news media is fake news. they make things up. they are so demeaning and so dishonest and in many cases not smart. >> those were eck code by bannon when he called the media party. the remarks on the media comes as once again he rehashed the controversy regarding the size of the crowd. i had the largest audience if
you add the television, you add all the sources, the largest audience in the history of inaugurations. i did. >> today we learn president trump himself personally called the director of the national park service demanding proof of the inauguration's large crowds to contrast reporting from news outlets. this morning mr. trump wakes up in the white house after visiting philadelphia where he addressed annual republican retreat. his appearance was met with opsession fro oppression. as new polling shows mr. trump with a post snauinauguration approval rating of just 34%. they expect a busy week ahead while hitting obamacare. >> this congress is going to be the busiest congress we've had in decades.
maybe ever. our leg lafb work starts with repealing obamacare. >> trum signialso canceled, the president's visit to the white house. this from fall out after mr. trump's latest worder wall action, which he says is a mut mutual decision. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i want to go a different route. we have no choice. >> we've got new details from the administration on just how they would pay for that border wall with white house press secretary saying a 20% tax on imports from mexico would cover. >> using comprehensive tax reform as a means to tax imports
from countries that we have a trade deficit from, like mexico, we have a new tax at 50%, $50 billion at 20% of imports. we can do $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall. >> that was met with immediate pushback from washington republicans questioning the plan. senator graham tweeting any policy proposal which drives up costs of corona is bad. >> chief of staff saying the import tax would be part of a buffet of options. the president then told nbc peter alexander, we're going to tax people coming in. we cannot lose our companies to mexico or any other place and then have them make the product and just send it across our borders free. we're going to put a substantial tax on those countries. >> while the president is facing head winds on the mexican border
front, he has met one with the mayor of miami-dade saying he's a b abandoning the stats us. president trump treated miami-dade mayor dropped policy, right decision strong. the tru >> later today tens of thousands of antiabortion activists will be in washington, d.c. for the annual march for life event. for the first time in the march's 44 year history the vice president of the united states will address the demonstrates with kellyanne conway also joining the event. that's on the heels of arkansas's move to ban an abortion procedure. the ban is expected to be challenged in court. >> there is a new scientific breakthrough in the field much
organ transplants. researchers say for the first time they've produced pig embryos that carried human cells. their technique was far from perfect but can grow human organs using the recipients own dna which could mine myself the risk of the body rejecting the tra transplanted organ. the federal government bans the funding for this time of stem cell research. here's a reason why you should be able to text 911. in north carolina a woman called nine 911 after she was abducted but her call was disconnected. a dispatcher used his own phone to communicate with the victim. >> reporter: johnston count 911 sister got a call from a woman locked in the trunk of a moving
car. >> you need to talk to me. what is going on? you're what? >> i'm inside of a car trunk. >> the only thing we knew it was a female that was very upset and she was in the trunk of a car. >> the phone disconnected. they couldn't reach here. telecommunicate or decided to text her from a cell phone. >> i just picked it up and popped in the number. >> she responded. what type of car? red mustang. i don't know which direction. is he taking you to fey yetville? he keeps hitting road strips. yes he keeps hitting road strips. >> texting was the only way that would not get her in trouble. >> they spotted the car, arrested the driver. >> and he was charged with false imprisoned but later released on a $10,000 bond. >> we have some dramatic images to show you from peru where heavy rain is causing widespread
flooding. one captured the moment a hotel building built on the river's edge collapses into the rushing river below. fortunately there were no injuries because everyone had been collapsed. >> to another dramatic rescue here in southern california, san gabe re el mountains east of los angeles, a sudden avalanche swept three hikers 500 feet. they were not buried by the snow. help did arrive and they were airlifted to safety. very scary. >> absolutely. let's get an update on all the cold weather fronts that are unfolding here across the usa. bill has all the details for us. >> praeimarily going to be a fantastic weekend. as we go through the upcoming weekend it will be a three day
event with winter weather especially off lake erie. saturday night into sunday it gets colder and we get more accumulating snows. we're not talking block buster. a good one to 3 inches possible in pittsburgh, cleveland and areas like erie and buffalo. that's a look at the big weather story. here's a closer look at your day ahead. >> today will be a cooler day type day. areas of the east, but still very nice by winter standards. still in the 40s all the way north to portland. the cold his returned to minneapolis. right around 31 degrees. >> here's some fun. the nfl is getting in the drone band wagon. the league is using drones to drop footballs from dizzying heights above. the challenge, can some of the best receivers in the world catch them. the competition came down to the dolphins jarvis landry against
odell beckham, jr. >> i like that. using i little technology. >> next we're going to see a squash try to hit a drone with a throw. >> just ahead, 50 years ago today nasa got one of the biggest wake up calls and california is so fed up with politics they want to -- and stole some jewelry, a flat-screen tv, and a laptop. luckily the geico insurance agency had helped the bears with homeowners insurance. they were able to replace all their items... ...including a new chair from crate and barrel. call geico and see how easy it is to switch and save on homeowners insurance.
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display that pays tribute to the astronauts. >> leading the news in the tampa bay times, fire breaks out on marriott water side hotel. flames could be seen shooting from the hotel roof. fires say roofers had been working in the area earlier in the day and some of the roofing debris had ignited. staff members were quick to evacuate the guests and no injuries were reported. >> leading the news out west, cattle exit. the organizers can now select signature from california to secede from the union. trying to get it on the ballot in 2019. they argue that california is different than the rest of the united states and their state sends far too much money to the federal government. well, they will need over 500,000 signatures within the next 180 days. >> just ahead the controversial keystone xl pipeline just got
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addressed the republican retreat in philadelphia. nbc andrea mitchell reports they're both tasked with the relationship between the u.s. and britain. >> britain's new prime minister theresa may, her first official visit to the u.s. >> because of that great victory you have won, america can be stronger, greater, and more confident in the years ahead. >> reporter: may is here on a mission hoping mr. trump can be an economic ally. after bricexit and britain's divorce from she needs a trade deal. but there are differences to smooth over, like the president's comments wednesday on torture and water boarding. >> do i feel it works? absolutely i feel it works. >> we do not sanction torture. we do not get involved with that. >> reporter: then there's mr. trump's place for vladimir putin leading to this pointed warning. >> with president putin, my
advice is to engage but be wear. >> but brit an prime minister hoping she and president trump can forge that relationship, like reagan and thatcher. >> we in britain think you are a wonderful president. >> you are a tour act to follow. >> now may, the first woman since thatcher to hold that post, hoping donald trump can be her reagan. >> that better future is within reach. together we can build it. >> that was nbc andrea mitchell reporting. the case on xl pipeline is one step closer too being res rekted. good morning, karen. >> frances, good morning to you. yes, further steps towards keystone xl seeing the light of the day after executive orders by donald trump to speed up the process. the company that wants to build
the pipeline has submitted a fresh permit to the state department. let's talk about mexican peso which has hit a further cavity. and also who will pay for the wall. you think comments from the white house spokes person, sean spicer suggesting a 20% border tax, but did backtrack saying part of a buffet of options. speaking of buffets and food let's talk about what is up during super bowl. it seems chicken wings are the top of the list. according to the national council of chicken about 1.33 billion will be served up. it will you lay them flat it will circle the earth three times. >> i guessed t. . we had a little quiz. >> the way we eat wings in this office. >> cross the bond over and we'll let you get a taste. karen, thank you. >> just ahead how nfl
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making it feel colder. 43 degrees right now. the chill in the air and the suburbs and new jersey at 43 degrees. lehigh valley dropped to 39 degrees. most of day will be in the 30s in the lehigh valley. some clouds start with, but we'll get sunshine too. 39 degrees at 10:00. for philadelphia, warming into the middle 40s. not much temperature change during the day. for new jersey, 44 inlapd at the shore. 4 degrees we'll. break the forecast down hour by hour when i come back in ten minutes. first chan which he has ka has your friday morning traffic. thanks bill. good morning, everyone. watching 95. very light traffic. not going run into any problems or delays. travel speeds throughout the majors are in the 60s. problem free on 95. charlotte street, no reported problems. came into my report about ten
minutes ago. se fafr not all that bad. se fafr not all that bad. traffic is very light. this is supposed to be 42 freeway. what i can tell you is we're doing okay. 42 freeway, 95. apologize for that camera. also the sinkhole in ar goil also the sinkhole in ar goil road and brook road. both local commuters to church road. check on the camera on 42 freeway and the rest of the majors. >> thanks for that. new from overnight. philadelphia police officer is in the hospital at a crash at brewerytown. officers cruiser and another car collided at 26th street and girard avenue early this morning. the officer is being treated for head and neck pain. the other driver was not hurt the crash is under investigate. this morning, three day republican retreat in philadelphia wraps. gop leaders have a breakfast planned and