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out for the first time since last week's deadly rampage. >> christa: and stepped-up security in cambridge after a number of threats aimed at schools in the area. this morning new information on the search to find out who is behind them. >> jadiann: and the patriots' stellar start to the season comes to a quick halt after the champs are taken down for the second week in a row. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: we want to get everyone's monday started off right, so how about we don't mention the game. >> christa: i was going to say, silence is golding. that was ugly and painful. >> jadiann: but the weather was gorgeous. you have to account for that. >> christa: all right, j.r. let's focus on the positive. warm today, as well? >> jeremy: yes, warm today. and i don't have cold or bitter cold or snow in the forecast. how's that for you? boston 39. bedford 29. norwood at 26. in some communities there's a little bit of fog, and in norwood in particular there could be a little bit of freezing fog, just be mindful of that. otherwise through thedy a mix of clouds and sunshine.
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there, but they're thin and wimpy cirrus clouds. they won't block out the sun. we have a nice one coming at us on a monday after a pats' loss. temperatures at 2:00 p.m., mid and upper 50s. 7:00 p.m., partly cloudy skies. crisp this evening, mid-40s. >> jadiann: thanks, j.r. let's get over to danielle gersh morning. jadiann. happy monday. looking gad out there so far. the zakim bridge traffic flowing nicely and the leverett connector, as well. north of boston on route 1 on 93, looking good. the pike also looking good back to 128. no delays to tell you about there. even the expressway good right now. furnace brook parkway is closed right now. it's not causing any delays. it should reopen soon. that's just a construction soon. then 95 northbound in canton, off ramp to 128 is closed. that's causing some delays there. take a look at those drive times. the expressway, the split to the tunnel just a ten-minute ride into boston. into town on the pike from 128,
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into town on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes, and the "t" looks good so far. back to you, guys. >> christa: get to some breaking news from overnight. a motorcyclist is dead after a serious crash that happened in dorchester just before midnight when the motorcycle collided with a car. the rider pronounced dead at the hospital after being taken there with very serious injuries. the driver of the car suffered minor injuries. >> jadiann: and president obama addressing the nation last night after last week's terror attacks in california. he vowed to defeat isis and any other group pledging attack to the united states. >> christa: but not everybody is really on the same board with the president's plan the fight terror. let's go to kris anderson in the control room. and, kris, you have more on the address and most importantly reaction to it. >> kris: reaction is mixed, as you can imagine. president obama didn't announce any major change in policy, but he did offer words of encouragement, and this morning republicans are the ones saying that it's simply not enough.
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>> kris: in a rare address from the oval office, president obama declared last week's shooting rampage in california a terror attack. >> i know that after so much war, many americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure. well, here's what i want you to know: the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. >> kris: he offered no new policies, but he defend his strategy to fight isis as part of an international coalition. >> we should not be drawn once more enter a long and costly >> kris: the president called on congress to authorize the use of military force against isis and to tighten gun laws. while he cautioned the american backlash. islam. they are thugs. >> kris: but he also urged muslims to fight extremism.
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must confront without excuse. >> kris: republicans looking the replace president obama weighed in. senator marco rubio said the president didn't ease people's fears. >> i think not only did the president make things better, i fear he may have made things worse in the minds of many americans. >> kris: front-runner donald trump slammed the president for refusing to say mesh is at war with radical islamist terrorists? at the end of speech trump tweeted, "is that all there is? we need a new president fast." ultimately president obama said we need to stick together. >> let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. >> kris: later today homeland security secretary jeh johnson will talk about the agency's current efforts to battle growing terror threats during a conference in the nation's capital. he will also be taking part in a meeting with muslim leaders. that is the latest live here in the control room. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england."
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warren is weighing in on the deadly terror attack in california. she says gun control laws must be updated. right now. right now it is legal in the united states for someone on a terrorist watch list to buy a laws on that. that just makes no sense at all. that does not make anyone in america any safer. >> jadiann: warren also says the u.s. needs a clear set of objectives in the middle east. >> christa: and we're expected to learn a bit more today about last week's deadly shooting rampage in california when investigators hold a news conference that's set for this afternoon. san bernardino county employees the first time since last wednesday's shooting. syed farook and tashfeen malik killed 14 people and injured 21 others during a holiday party. they were later killed in a shoot-out with police. meantime, malik's family members say they noticed she became more passionate in her islamic beliefs over the past few years,
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nothing out of the ordinary and described her as a typical girl next door. before the massacre, investigators say malik pledged allegiance to the leader of isis on facebook, but there is no evidence that the terror group knew about that attack. meantime, farook's father is speaking for the first time, saying his son was a shy young man who later in life became "obsessed" over the state of israel. he says he son wanted to create an islamic state just like the leader of isis. f.b.i. is also investigating farook's mother, who lives with the couple and their infant son. >> jadiann: leaders gathered in cambridge as stepped up security is in place at a number of schools this morning. 7's victoria warren joins us live with more on this. good morning, vicki. >> victoria: good morning. we learned more information at last nation's meeting, police saying that they believe that the person who tipped them off
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also the person behind all of this. a so-called dark web blamed in cambridge. >> we could not afford to simply ignore the threat. i hope you all agree with that. >> victoria: the cambridge police commissioner addressing parents after an intense week that saw k-9s searching schools and police greeting everyone coming inside because of several suspicious e-mails threatening to blow up or shoot up cambridge schools. thanks to this dark web, finding easy. >> we're facing this increasing use of encryption technology of a anon-minding software that makes it very, very challenging if not in some cases impossible for us to trace it back. >> victoria: but some new clues. police say at first a good samaritan used an anonymous tip line to tell them about the threats. now they think the good samaritan is actually the suspect making the threats in the first place, and the messages that person is sending to police are changing.
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the threat. they're now telling us the threat is over. >> victoria: parents happy the hear this information for themselves but still worried. >> how are you going to reassure these kids and say, look, we're back to school, it's okay to be here, and don't let this hamper your education? >> victoria: police will still be present at cambridge schools today. they say they will take this day-by-day as they move forward with their investigation. live this morning in cambridge, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> thank you, vicki. there will also be increased police presence at schools in warren today. an unspecified threat against date. that threat was discovered on an app. investigators say students and staff members will be searched as they enter school buildings this morning. >> christa: also happening today, the prosecution will be wrapping up cross-examination of a mental health expert in the philip chism murder trial. on friday psychiatrist richard dudley testified chism suffers from psychosis, a severe mental
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chism is accused of killing his high school math teacher, colleen ritzer, back in 2013. the jury could begin dlib rating -- deliberating as early as this week. >> jadiann: six people arrested at a home in peabody are expected to appear in court today. investigators found heroin and cocaine inside that home during a raid on saturday. officials say the suspects were trafficking. >> christa: and a neighborhood in swanzey on high alert last night following an hours-long police standoff. people were told to stay inside, lock their doors after police say man with a gun was making threats. investigators say this happened after the 24-year-old, a marine, got into a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend and later turned the gun on himself. ism also on 7, man is due in court today after allegedly using a knife to injure two people at a subway station in london. video shows officers using a stun gun to take down the suspect saturday. officers say he stabbed two
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serious injuries. police are investigating this as an act of terror because what witnesses say the suspect said during the attack. >> i heard him say, "this is for syria." >> the subject has been arrested. he's in custody. he's going to give his account, and then we need the examine the evidence. >> jadiann: last week britain's lawmakers voted to join the u.s.-led air campaign against isis in syria. the suspect is facing charges of attempted murder. and the patriots are coming off back-to-back losses for the first time since 2012. new england is now 10-2 after losing at home to the philadelphia eagles. i don't need to remind anyone. >> christa: no, no. put it behind us. tom brady accounted for four touchdown, but he also, 000 a pair of interception, including one returned for a touchdown. philadelphia also scored on a blocked punt and a punt return. the pats tried to rally, but they ran out of time. the final score 35-28. after the game, brady made no
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>> i'm the person that throws it the most. i got to make good decisions with the ball, and if i turn the balance over twice, i mean, i don't think we have a chance to win many game, so i think that's what it comes down to. >> christa: this was first time the eagles have ever beaten brady. he was 4-0 in his previous four games against philly. sunday also marked first time the eagles had ever intercepted brady. so the pats will now prepare for a road game in houston as they take on the texans on sunday night football. kickoff 8:25. you can see the game here on 7 nbc. >> jadiann: more news ahead on today in funk, including a young child with who was beaten. police say what this man did that sent a little boy to the hospital. >> christa: wild weather causing some serious problems across the globe. where flooding concerns are on the rise this morning. >> jadiann: and it's monday, which means you get to decide who did it better. this week i head to the aquarium far deep-sea challenge with patriots' star. you won't want to miss it.
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nice day. cool this morning. temperatures down into the 30s. by the afternoon hours, a mix of clouds and sunshine. temps this afternoon mid and upper 50s. >> happy monday, everyone. no major delays out on the roads yesterday. looking pretty good so far. this is the pike. no problems on the expressway. we do have an accident in north attleborough at 95 northbound right at 295. and so far the "t" looks good.
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>> christa: wild weather in europe on your monday. heavy rain has hit several countries pretty hard. this morning there is severe flooding in parts of norway and ireland after a big storm rolled through over the weekend. you can see the streams. there wow. water. and back here in the u.s.,
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drivers left their cars in the streets and walked home to wait for the floods to subside. situation. you always see in situations canoe. >> jadiann: uh-huh, there it is. bad situation there. luckily for us here we had a glorious weekend. >> christa: yes. >> jadiann: people were out enjoying it. i saw people out in the park and out walking the dogs and doing everything they could to soak in some vitamin d, j.r. we know it's not going the last forever. >> jeremy: it certainly is a nice treat. sunny and mild again today. much cooler tomorrow and wednesday with a lot of clouds. and again, cooler here, meaning just back to where we should be for afternoon highs. we're talking 50s today. the normal high is about 44. heading for the 50s. yesterday we got close to 60. yesterday boston had a high of 59. norwood you hit 60 yesterday. just shy of that today, but it's nice and mild today. and overall no bitter cold and no sign of snow in our forecast. so the month of december, like november, off to a warm start. temps about 4 and 5 degrees
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high around 44. here is why it's off to such a mild start this winter season. we are in an el nio winter. typically when you have an el nio winter, it rearranges the jetstream in canada in this fashion here. it does not allow the arctic air to come down into the northeast. does this mean it will happen all winter between now and march? no. usually in el nio winters, the become half of winter features more cold and know than mild air, so these nice december days, i'd appreciate it if you'd remember this in march when it's snowing. that's probably what will happen. s be right now at 39. plymouth at 34. bedford at 29. norwood, one-mile visibility. there's a little freezing fog out there. i have not heard any reports of black ice from danielle or i haven't seen it firsthand on twitter, but something to watch for you. there is a cool front on the map along the u.s.-canadian border. it is this weather system that drops through new england overnight tonight with cooler air. it will also prevent a rainstorm, as well. it will shove a storm out to sea.
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clouds tomorrow, and seasonably cool for both tomorrow and again on wednesday. highs should reach the middle 40s. low 40s tomorrow. mid-40s on wednesday. and then thursday heading back into the low 50s. today a nice one. still mild, mix of clouds and sunshine. at times filtered sun this morning, not quite as brilliant a sunny day as we had yesterday but still good. and it is monday. 53 to 58. boston 56 this afternoon. north of town temps in the middle 50s through the merrimack and into the worcester hills. low 50s. fitchburg at 53. and out on to the cape and the islands, temperatures reach the mid-50s. tonight mostly cloudy, cool, lows into the middle 30s. and for tomorrow, a lot of clouds and a chilly breeze tomorrow off that ocean. high temps tomorrow only in the lower 40s. so today the city around 56. tomorrow with a northeasterly wind coming out of the gulf of maine, that's tough to warm up. then you take the sun out of the equation and it's almost impossible. temps tomorrow low 40s. showers on thursday. weekend.
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temperatures in the 50s and 60s. see you in a bit. >> jadiann: can't beat that. thank you, j.r. well, today is the second day of hawn camp mayor walsh along with senator elizabeth warren and congressman joe kennedy gathered at downtown boston, for the menorah lighting. later today state leaders will light the menorah inside the statehouse. people in washington, d.c., celebrated hanukkah with the lighting of the national me nor ramp white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough helped light first candle. the celebration of hanukkah runs through next monday, of course. >> christa: up next on "today in new england," you're headed to the aquarium. >> yeah, yeah. this is a good one. in this week's "who did it better?," i'm taking on a patriots star. you get to vote for the winner, of course. >> christa: and at 5:30, a former president making an amazing announcement.
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>> jeremy: good morning. welcome back. through the day, it's chilly now, but it turns into a nice, mild day. sun and clouds. you don't need heavy coats, but jackets, sweaters, hoodies this morning. this afternoon numbers headed for the 50s once again. business traveling, the numbers in the great lakes states will feature a lot of clouds. chicago 47. detroit 47. minneapolis 43. but even for this portion of the united states, that's considered mild. dallas 70 degrees. and out west, los angeles 72, phoenix 77, seattle, a few showers, temps this afternoon in seattle near 50. today? i really need this today, so make me smile jay -- i was going the call you j.r. two js. >> jadiann: it is monday and you haven't had coffee yet, and make people laugh.
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sidelined, that's who we're doing it with. patriots' running back dion lewis did a challenge with us. we went out to the new england aquarium. i haven't seen it yet either. pay attention. you get to decide who did it better. a few days after he dominated the dolphins in early november, patriots' running back dion lewis and i made a splash at the new england aquarium. how do you feel about today? >> ready to go. >> jadiann: the challenge, work with the marine mammals and have them show off their tricks. you recently defeated the dolphins. how do you feel about a fur seal? >> a little scarier than the dolphins. >> jadiann: well, bring your game. first we had to suit up. what's with that, dude? >> my secret weapon. >> jadiann: seals may be offended by the turtle socks. just saying. game time. we also got a quick lesson from trainers who work with the marine mammals every day. >> once your chin is on your hand, you can give her that
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go ahead and take your hand away and she should mimic that. >> whoa. and this one... >> pull your voice out. >> all right. i'm ready to go. >> jadiann: then it was into the water with my partner for the day, the see lion. you want to do some tricks? good girl! >> not quite. >> jadiann: she made a little noise. what was that stink eye, girlfriend? that was a look. did you teach her to give me the stink eye? >> yep. >> jadiann: sierra, talk. i think she said, "jadiann did it better." sierra, let's go. good girl. we nailed it. dion worked with ursula, a fur seal. >> here we go.
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that's how i was taught to do it. good job. i'm 2-2, two tries. >> jadiann: that's a well-trained seal. >> you got it. you got it. let's go. didn't work. let's go. i like that one. >> jadiann: all right. just to be fair, i don't think we showed why i was holding a toothbrush, did we? >> christa: no. tell us about that. because i was wondering. >> jadiann: we had another trick that we did, and there must not have been time for it. it has to open its mouth. >> christa: let you brush the teeth? >> jadiann: yeah, that was another one. that's why i'm randomly holding a toothbrush. >> christa: you weren't brushing... >> jadiann: i was brushing the seal's teeth. >> christa: good to know. >> jadiann: all right. it's up to you guys to decide who did it better.
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you can head over to whdh.com. and then, of course, we'll have the results tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. >> christa: all right. coming up, a fall river man locked up. hear what police say he did that hospital. >> reporter: and police also have a lawrence man locked up. he'll face a judge here in boston for allegedly leaving a fake suitcase bomb by a homeland security vehicle. >> jadiann: plus investigators spending the weekend at the scene of a deadly fire in lynn. what officials are saying about
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ism here at 5:30 we could learn more about a suitcase scare in boston and the man arrested in this is set to appear in court. >> christa: a young boy is injured and now his babysitter is behind bars. >> jadiann: and investigators sorting through the rubble, trying to figure out what went wrong when flames killed four people inside a burning home. >> this is 7news "today in new england."
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after a fantastic weekend weather-wise, i'm christa delcamp. >> jadiann: and i'm jadiann thompson. i hope you guys can get outside and enjoy the weather. >> christa: a little bit. >> jadiann: i know you're busy. >> christa: one of my favorite memories of this weekend is seeing my neighbor -- j.r., you're going to appreciate this -- hanging his holiday lights. he had reindeer antlers on and a cigar in his mouth. it was awesome. >> jadiann: is he your cousin named eddie? >> christa: no. >> jeremy: all right. very good. s be right now 39. bedford 29. nashua 27. plymouth at 34. it was very nice to be outside these last couple of days to put up the holiday lights. and as we move forward today, much the same, mix of clouds and sunshine. norwood, zero visibility, there's a little bit of localized patchy fog out there. with temps in norwood in the middle 20s, there may be freezing fog, just be mindful of that on the roads, not widespread, but what is widespread will be the sunshine and the mild air taking hold
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a mix of clouds and sunshine, cool this morning, but nice and pleasant this afternoon, heading for the middle and upper 50s this afternoon. >> christa: all right, fast track traffic time bright and early on a monday. danielle, good morning to you. crystal. roads not looking too bad so far. volume is building. this is the expressway northbound heading into town. not too bad yet. let's go to the maps. ten minutes from the braintree split intos be on the expressway. you're starting to slow down on the braintree split. no major delays, but on 128 to 124 on the expressway, you're starting to slow down. a little bit of a crawl, not too bad, though. northbound, 93 you're starting to slow down up toward methuen. then it's stop-and-go into boston. route 1 looking good so far. the pike to 495, no major delays to tell you about yet. let's take a look at those drive times. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, no delays to report enter town on the pike from 128.
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into town on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. and the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> jadiann: thank you, danielle. in a rare address from the oval office, president obama tried to reassure americans following the recent terror attacks in california. the president promised we will overcome the growing terror threat, but again said he's not sending u.s. troops into syria. many republicans say the president's speech did little to calm public fears. and security will be stepped up at schools throughout cambridge this morning as officials investigate several threats that were made last week. at a community meeting last night, police said the anonymous person who warned them about threats to "shoot up schools" could be the same person what made the threats in the first place. officials are still working to trace where they came from. and the prosecution will wrap up cross-examination of a mental helth expert in the philip chism murder trial on friday. psychiatrist richard dudley testified chism suffered from
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chism is accused of killing colleen ritzer, his math teacher at danvers high in 2013. the jury could begin deliberating this week. >> christa: happening today, the man police say was behind the suspicious suitcase being left on a busy boston street friday will be headed to court today. police had shut down streets and even had to blow up the suitcase themselves to make sure there was no danger to the public. we're live with the latest with what's happening is 7's jonathan hall. >> jon: christa, this led to a controlled detonation of that suitcase. well, now police do have a man under arrest. they say he has a long criminal history and may suffer from mental illness. people? >> no comment. >> jon: a lawrence man will be in court charged with planting a hoax device. 50-year-old james derepentigny,
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camera on boston's atlantic avenue. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> jon: derepentigny allegedly hurried away from a homeland security vehicles after leaving wheel. the bomb squad blew it up as a precaution. [explosion] heavily armed boston police and office workers on edge, even after it was discovered there were no explosives in the suitcase, just clothing, wires and a power source. >> that's a little sickening i think. it's really sickening if someone does that. >> yawn: lawrence police got a derepentigny's location. he was arrested within hours after the suitcase was left by a u.s. coast guard headquarters late friday morning. he was treated as a dangerous suspect by the officer who spotted him. >> i didn't handcuff him myself. i kept him on the ground at gunpoint until back-up officers arrived, and they placed
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derepentigny is no stranger to the back seat of a police cruiser. he's been arrested in at least three states that we know of -- massachusetts, new hampshire and florida. his lawyer is expected to argue this morning here in boston municipal court for a mental health evaluation. we're live in boston, jonathan hall, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you, jonathan. a little boy is home in dartmouth recovering and his babysitter is facing alarming allegations. police say richard pinheiro beat the child and sent him to the hospital. the 28-year-old is being held without bail on assault and battery charges. police say it happened on wednesday at an apartment complex on ledgewood boulevard. this morning neighbors in the area say they're concerned about their own children. >> i never want my child to be with someone that i don't know too well. but for those types of charge, the fact that you can put your hand onto a little kid for who knows what reason, doesn't matter what they did, it's just sad. ism investigators say the little
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recovery. >> christa: and investigators trying to figure out what sparked this deadly fire. they spent the weekend sifting through the debris of this three-family home where four people were killed last friday. authorities also interviewed witnesses, as well, they're also asking anyone with pictures or videos taken moments after the flames broke out the come forward. they could help them figure out exactly what caused it. also man is in court in connecticut today after police say they made a disturbing discovery. 32-year-old amador medina is accused of stealing the remains of five bodies from a cemetery in worcester. a tip led police to a home in hartford, connecticut, saying medina had several skeletal remains. over the weekend a woman noticed a mausoleum at hope cemetery looked like it had been broken into. according to police, medina said he needed the bones for practicing a religion that includes animal sacrifice and
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>> christa: well, you can now buy a t-shirt to support the martin richard foundation. >> jadiann: some of the shirts have the peace logo and some have the name of the team's charitiable running logo. they're available on the team's web site in youth and adult sizes. martin was the youngest victim of the boston marathon bombings in 2013. he was eight years old. >> christa: your time now is 5:38. still ahead this morning, you've probably seen some crazy touchdown celebration, probably not one like this. how one steeler player marked his end zone run coming up. >> jadiann: plus months after revealing his cancer diagnosis, a former president is making an amazing announcement. >> christa: and their show was canceled after the attacks in paris. last night u2 returning to the city of light. >> jeremy: and for the day, a mix of clouds and sunshine. cool early this morning, mid-30s, but we're headed back into the 50s this afternoon. 7:00 p.m. crisp. numbers in the 40s. >> danielle: good morning. happy monday, everybody.
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>> paul: good morning. through the day a mix of clouds and sunshine. overall a nice, mild day. much like yesterday. temps between 53 and 58. the only knock i have on today is that the daylight, oh, where did it go? sunrise this morning 7:00. sunsets, these are the earliest sunsets we have in the year. sun going down by 4:12. by january 4th, look at all that extra daylight in the then. >> jadiann: thanks, j.r. now to what's trending today, prince george can't wait for look at him. two-year-old son will be bouncing around this christmas eve now that he understands what all the holidays are about, and this will also be first christmas for william and kate's daughter, princess charlotte. >> christa: just don't eat the tinsel, please. taylor swift making new friends
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check out this kangaroo selfie that she took. she posted the pictures on instagram, including one of the pop star feeding another kangaroo. she'll be in the land down under for the rest of the week wrapping up her "1989" tour. >> jadiann: chris i know you love these game videos. this steelers' receiver came up with an interesting way to celebrate his second touchdown. after running a punt back to the end zone, brown jumped up and grabs the goalpost. in the process he also bumped into a security guard. whoops. he was leaning up against the post. didn't see that. brown was give an 15-yard penalty for the celebration, but the steelers won the game 45-10. >> christa: is this wwe, or is it... >> jadiann: poor guy. clearly he didn't know the guy was there. but those guys are so big, you can imagine feeling the force of one of them hitting you from behind like that. >> christa: glad there's padding there. all right. we have lots to get to early on this monday morning.
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need to know and go coming up next. we take a look at the president's speech to the nation last night, what he said about the fight against isis and terror groups around the globe as he vowed to take them down. >> christa: also an update on a story you might have seen last week, a baby found buried alive on the side of the road. now police have made an arrest in that case. ism plus find out what caused this massive police response at mall in california.
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already? we're back at it, folks. rise and shine. 5:46 on this monday morning. >> jadiann: we have everything you need to know and go. let's start off with j.r. >> jeremy: jadiann, for the day, a mix of clouds and sunshine. another mild day. wasn't yesterday awesome? let's do that again. unfortunately we have to go to work and school, but weather will be close to what we had yesterday, upper 50s. cooler tomorrow and wednesday, much cooler, but just returning us to where we should be for this time of year. overall, though, no bitter cold, and if you don't have bitter cold air, you don't have snowstorms. boston this afternoon 57. tuesday and wednesday, again there you go, there's your market correction, if you will. middle 40s. and then on thursday, low 50s. the city right now at 39. bedford 29. norwood 26. i picked that out because the visibility down in norwood is down to zero.
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little bit of freezing fog around the norwood area. i don't have any reports of black ice. i don't think danielle has any reports either, but be mindful of that. on the map, we have a cool front up along the u.s.-canadian border that. will drop south into new england overnight tonight. that's why we'll be cooler tomorrow with mostly cloudy skies. watching an ocean storm to our south. might be an isolated shower on the cape and the islands, but otherwise despite all the clouds tomorrow, looks dry. today it is dry. mix of clouds and sun. temps between 53 and 58. boston 56 this afternoon. attleboro at 57. amesbury 55. back into the worcester hills, monadnock region, lower 50s. worcester 53. tonight mostly cloudy. here comes that northeasterly wind. lows in the middle 30s. we'll have that chilly breeze through the day tomorrow with all sorts of clouds. but other than the shower on the cape, tomorrow is a dry day, low 40s some 50s today. and then tomorrow the numbers
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the city around 42. bedford tomorrow around 40. your 7 on 7 forecast for wednesday, mostly cloudy skies. a peek or two of sun possible. mid-40s. and then thursday there could be an isolated shower. >> christa: >> jadiann: all right. thank you so much, j.r. let's go over the danielle gersh at 5:49 and get a check of the roads. >> jeremy: let's take a look at the braintree split. down. >> danielle: we'll take a look at the expressway. things are slow. go to the map from the braintree split into boston on the expressway. it is a slow drive getting up to about 13 minutes. now south of town we're starting to slow down, as well. route 24, you're crawling from 128 on 24 to the braintree split. it's a slow drive. now let's move north of town. you're slow through methuen and down, as well. the pike back to 495, no major delays yet. let's take a look at those drive out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's about a 21-minute drive. no other major delays to tell
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back to you, guys. >> christa: president obama making an historic address to the nation, pledging to fight isis and take down terror groups. >> jadiann: while he did not offer newbery policies, he did back the current plan he has in place. 7's kris anderson joins us with more on the address and the reaction it's getting, kris? >> kris: as you can match, christa, jadiann, president obama is admitting isis's threat is growing, and there is mixed reaction. in his third presidential address from the oval office, the president declared last week's shooting rampage in california an act of terrorism. he vowed to fight isis but said he still isn't planning on sending ground troops to syria. his plan includes air strikes, arming iraqi and syrian forces and working with our allies to cut off financing and ending the syrian war. president also cautioned not to treat muslims any differently. >> isil does not speak for islam. they are thugs and killers, part of a cult of death, and they
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more than a billion muslims around the world. >> kris: the president briefly touched on gun control, urging congress to end gun sales for anyone on the no-fly list. several republican presidential hopefuls responded after the speech saying the president is not doing enough to fight isis. that's the latest live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: well, u2 taking the stage in paris for an emotional concert. 20,000 people turned out to see the band. the irish rockers rescheduled the concert, which was originally set for the day after killed 130 people. >> it seems like the whole world is in paris. tonight we are all parisians. >> jadiann: that concert will
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>> christa: also this morn, president jimmy carter says he's now cancer-free just three and a half months after announcing he had cancer that spread to his brain. over the summer doctors removed a cancerous lump from the former president's liver. then they found four spots of melanoma on his brain. the 91-year-old began radiation treatments and started taking a new drug, and he shared the good news now at this church yesterday. >> jadiann: >> i went this week. they didn't find any cancer at all. they had developed a new drug. >> christa: president carter says he'll receive regular immunotherapy treatments to keep his cancer in remission. >> jadiann: a ceremony will be held in hawaii today commemorating the 74th anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. japanese warplanes attacked the military base there on december 7, 1941. about 2,400 americans died in that attack.
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following the attack, the u.s. entered world war ii. police in california have arrested the mother of a newborn found buried alive last month. the baby girl was rescued after two women walking along a bike path heard crying. she was no more than two days old. police say the person responsible will be charged with attempted murder. but it's still not clear what charges the mother is facing this morning. >> christa: checking news from across the country, police near los angeles searching for suspects who robbed a jewelry store at a shopping mall, causing a massive police response. they say the masked suspected used sledgehammers and axes to smash glass cases and grab the merchandise. this happened last night. witnesses reported hearing shots fired in the area, but authorities believe they may have mistaken the smashing glass sound for gunfire. nasa successfully launching a spacecraft from cape canaveral on sunday. there are about 7,400 pounds of
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the liftoff was originally scheduled for thursday and was dlaidz a few times because of the weather. nasa previously had launched rockets this past june and october of last year. >> jadiann: a household danger causing concern for parents and pet own ers. one woman in new york is trying to make laundry pods safer. she submitted a bill to the new york state assembly requiring a change in the packaging and manufacturing of the pods. she wants them to not resemble anything edible as children can confuse wright packaging for something to eat like candy. the aspca is also against laundry pods since pets can also get into them. and topping the buzz, five new members receiving top honors at the kennedy center honors on sunday. this award is given to people who have contributed to american culture through the arts. "star wars" director george lucas was among that group, rita moreno, the first latina to win an oscar was also there. president obama also at the ceremony, arriving a little bit late after his oval office
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>> we honor five artists who helped tell the story of the first american century through music, theater and film, and by doing so helped to shape it, helped to inspire it, helped to fortify our best instincts about ourselves. >> jadiann: 90-year-old sicily tyson became the oldest honoree so far. singer-songwriter carole king was also a recipient. >> christa: carole king is the same singer who that off-broadway play is based on, as well. j.r., how about the forecast for today? >> jeremy: and for the day, a mix of clouds and sunshine. boston right now 39. norwood 27. excuse me, norwood. you just changed on the fly. so visibility down around 1 mile or less. i point that out because there may be a little bit of freezing fog in the norwood area. no reports of black ice so far,
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a lot of clouds tomorrow. much cooler tomorrow. more like december tomorrow. >> christa: all right. >> jadiann: looks pretty good. we can handle that. there's still another hour of 7news "today in new england" ahead. >> christa: the scene in boston friday, police had to explode a suspicious suitcase left on a busy street. now it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you who want to fight back.
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vows to destroy the isis state. a community on alert. >> i do not want my kids in this community to be scared to go to school. >> jadiann: what's being done at cambridge middle schools following a string of threats. tom brady taking the blame as the pats are stunned in front of their home fans. and treasure found at the bottom of the ocean. where the ship was found and how much the bounty could be worth. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. don't roll over. it's time to wake up. >> jadiann: yes. >> christa: get the week started. i know it was a beautiful weekend. it's hard to kind of come off that high from that, isn't it, go back the work? >> jadiann: i noticed a lot of people out enjoying it. that's the good news here. we're not going to talk about the bad news, but we're going the move right on. >> christa: you had to do that. >> jeremy: right. i see what you did there, but we're still leading the division. that's good news. and weather much like yesterday, another mild day. a little chilly at this time. the city at 38. norwood 27. bedford 27.
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patchy fog. 0 visibility norwood. 3-mile visibility in plymouth. there may be a little bit of freezing fog out there for some of you, and freezing fog sometimes can lead to some black ice, although we don't have any reports of that just yet, myself nordan yale, but we'll monitor that for you. look at these temps. more like november with numbers in the 30s. a mix of clouds and sunshine. mid-50s 7:00 p.m. down into the 40s. >> christa: what's traffic looking like, danielle? good morning to you. >> danielle: good morning, christa. happy monday, everyone. we're starting to slow down out there. take a look outside. this is the expressway northbound crawling. very slow at the braintree split, as well some from the split into boston on the expressway, well, that's jumped from ten minutes to 26 minutes. so definitely plan ahead on this monday. south of town we're slow, as well. route 24, you're slow northbound and then on 128 from 24 to the braintree split, you're crawling, as well. let's move north of town.
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in methuen, and then it's a she ride all the way into boston on 93 southbound. route 1 not looking too bad. the pike looking pretty good all the way back out to 495. take a look at those drive times if you're headed tournament door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's over 20 minutes. minutes. that's not bad. into town on 93 southbound, 15 minutes from 128 to the zakim bridge, and then on the "t," the blue line is experience,ing some train. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get to some breaking news from overnight. police are investigating a deadly crash that happened in dorchester where a motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a car. the driver of that car suffered minor injuries. at this point no word on charges. >> jadiann: president obama delivers a rare address to the nation following the terror attack in california. the president says his top priority is protecting the american people. >> christa: he says the nation is up to the challenge.
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other organization that tries to harm us. >> christa: so the president really reassuring a nervous nation. while terrorism is an evolving threat turks will eventually overcome it. let's go to 7's kris anderson for more on his speech and the reaction to it, as well. >> kris: as you can probably imagine, reaction is mixed depending on which side of the aisle you're on. president obama didn't announce any change in policy, but he did offer words of encouragement. this morning the republicans say it is not enough. >> good evening. from the oval office, president obama declared last week's terror attack. >> i know that after so much war, many americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure. well, here's what i want you to know: the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. >> kris: he offered no new policies, but he defend his strategy to fight isis as part
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>> we should not be drawn once more into a long and costly ground war in iraq or syria. >> kris: the president called on congress to authorize the use of military force against isis and to tighten gun laws. while he cautioned the american people against an anti-muslim backlash. >> isil does not speak for islam. they are thugs. >> kris: but he also urged muslims to fight extremism. >> there is a real problem muslims must confront without excuse. >> kris: republicans looking to replace president obama weighed in. senator marco rubio said the president didn't ease people's fears. >> i think not only did the president make things better, i fear he may have made things worse in the minds of many americans. >> kris: front-runner donald trump slammed the president for
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at war with radical islamic terrorists. at the end of speech trump tweeted, "is that all there is? we need a new president fast." ultimately president obama said we need to stick together. >> let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. >> kris: later today homeland security secretary jeh johnson will talk about the agency's current efforts to battle growing terror threats during a conference in the nation's capital. he will also be taking part in a meeting with muslim leaders. as the newsdesk, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you, kris. senator elizabeth warren is weighing in on the deadly terror attack in california. she says gun control laws must be updated. >> there are things we can do right now. right now it is legal in the united states for someone on a terrorist watch list to buy a gun. and we should change the laws on that. that makes no sense at all that. does not make anyone in america any safer. >> jadiann: warren also says the u.s. needs a clear set of objectives in the middle east. >> christa: and we're expected to learn much more about last week's attack in california when investigators hold a news conference set for this
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san bernardino county employees will also be headed back to work today for first time since the shootings on wednesday. syed farook and tashfeen malik killed 14 people and injured 21 others during a holiday party. and they were later killed in a shoot-out with police. malik's family members say they know that she became more passionate in her islamic beliefs over the past few years, but friends say really there was nothing out of the ordinary. in fact, in their words, they called her a "typical girl next door." before the massacre, investigators say malik pledged allegiance to the leader of isis on facebook but there is no evidence the terror group itself knew about the impending attack. meantime, farook's father is speaking for the first time saying his son was shy, a shy young man who later in life became "obsessed over the fate of israel." now he says his son wanted to create an islamic state like the leader of isis. the f.b.i. is also investigating farook's mother, who lived with a couple and their infant son. >> jadiann: right now security
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cambridge schools after a string of recent threats. parents packing a meeting last night to get updated information. right now 7's victoria rar when joins us with an update. >> victoria: we're learning new information this morning. police say the language of the threats it sounds like was written by a teenager, but the technology used was very sophisticated, so they're not sure if a teen is behind all of this, but they do say there will be continued security at the schools, and they say they now believe the person who tipped them off about the threat is actually the one behind them. a so-called dark web blamed in multiple school threats in cambridge. >> we could not afford to simply ignore the threat. i hope you all agree with that. >> victoria: the cambridge police commissioner addressing parents after an intense week that saw k-9s searching schools and police greeting everyone coming inside because of several suspicious e-mails threatening to blow up or shoot up cambridge
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thanks to this dark web, finding out who sent the e-mails isn't easy. >> we're facing this increasing use of encryption technology of anonymizings soft wear that makes it very, very challenging if not in some cases impossible for us to trace it back. >> victoria: but some new clues. police say at first a good samaritan used an anonymous tip line to tell them about the threats. now they think the good samaritan is actually the suspect making the threats in the first place, and the messages that person is sending to police are changing. >> they are now trying to distance themselves away from the threat. they're now telling us the threat is over. >> victoria: parents happy to hear this information for themselves but still worried. >> how are you going to reassure these kids and say, look, we're back to school, it's okay to be here, and don't let this hamper your education? >> victoria: the police presence at the schools continues. police said they are taking this day-by-day as they continue
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live this morning in cambridge, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: and there will also be increased police presence at schools in warren today. officers say an unspecified threat against the high school included today's date. that threat was discovered on an app. investigators say students and staff members will be searched as they enter school buildings this morning. >> christa: happening today, the prosecution will wrap up cross-examination of a mental health expert in the philip chism murder trial. on friday psychiatrist richard dudley testified chism suffers from psychosis, a severe mental disorder. chism is accused of killing colleen ritzer, his math teacher at danvers high school in 2013. the jury could begin deliberating as early as this week. >> jadiann: an hours-long police standoff in swansea comes to a tragic end. people were told to stay inside and lock their doors after police say a man with a gun was making threats. investigators say it happened after the 24-year-old, a marine,
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his ex-girlfriend. he later turned the gun on himself. >> christa: well, it's back to the drawing board for bill belichick. >> got to get back the work. got to do a better job. >> christa: patriots suffering their second straight loss this season. new england is now 10-2 after losing at home to the philadelphia eagles. >> jadiann: and tom brady accounted for four touchdown, but he also threw a pair of interception, including one which was returned for a touchdown. philadelphia also scored on a blocked punt and a punt return. the pats tried the rally, but they ran out of time and lost 35-28. after the game, brady made no excuses for the loss. >> i'm the person that throws it the most. and i got the make good decisions with the ball. you know, if i turn the balance over twice, i mean, i don't think we're going to have a chance to win many games. that's what it comes down to. >> jadiann: this was the first time the eagles had ever beaten
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he was 4-0 in his previous four games against philly. sunday also mark first time the eagles had ever intersented brady. the pats will now prepare for a road game in houston as they take on the texans for sunday night football. you can see that game right here on 7 incomes. >> christa: it's 6:11. we have much more news ahead. a scare in the city landing a man in court today. what's next for the man accused of plangtding a suspicious device near a homeland security vehicle in boston? >> jadiann: plus taking the stage. u2 pays tribute the paris following the deadly terror attacks on the city. >> christa: and it's monday. which means you get to decide who did it better. this week jadiann headed to the aquarium. and you're challenging a pats player here. ism aren't those fur seals so cute? >> christa: i think his seal had a better repertoire. >> jeremy: seal of approval? where's kris anderson? mix of day. clouds and sunshine, mid-30s this morning. headed for the 50s this afternoon. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy monday.
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>> christa: time now to rise 6:15. mood? ann who watches us at home from hopkinton sending thus picture from the dominican republic. thank you for that beautiful sunrise and for making us all jealous. appreciate that. >> jadiann: we have nice weather, but it's in the like that. we want to see how you're getting your day started. send us your rise and shine
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or you can tweet us with the hashtag, rise and shine on 7. we've had some great weather. can't complain. >> christa: can't beat the weekend for december. but, j.r., i loved how you talked about the temperature fluctuations to come in terms of a market correction. am i going to see my stockbroker, or am i listening to a meteorologist? >> jeremy: there's a saying that economists make meteorologists look good. sunny and mild. cooler tomorrow and wednesday. no bitter cold air. no bitter cold air, no snowstorms. here's the market correction i'm talking about. normal high of 44. today upper 50s. nice. tomorrow not so much. a lot of clouds. a chilly breeze. this is actually where we should be for this time of year. and then the recovery begins on thursday and continues into the weekend. wait until you see those weekend numbers. boston 38 at this time. nashua 27. bedford 27. norwood 27. and there are some chilly pockets of air, an we also have a little bit of fog out there. so in this example here, norwood, there could be some
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so if you see what looks to be, you know, dew on the roadway or sidewalk, it might be slick for some of you briefly this morning. nothing widespread or significant. on the maps we have cold front, the leading edge of cooler air up along the u.s.-canadian border. this will move through new england overnight tonight. before that happen, today is a nice, mild day. upper 50s. there's the front doing its thing. it will also shove a storm out to sea. so at least we don't have the rain the contend with, although on the cape there may be a couple isolated showers. tomorrow's a day that features a lot of clouds and much cooler conditions tomorrow and even into wednesday with some sun still a cool day. today not the case. 53 to 58. boston 56 this afternoon. the south coast middle and upper 50s. the north shore, new hampshire seacoast, merrimack valley, mid-50s this afternoon. and into the worcester hills, low to middle 50s. fitchburg 53 later on today. and out on to the cape and the islands, chatham at 55 and nantucket at 56. for tonight, mostly cloudy.
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lows between 32 and 37. and tomorrow, a lot of clouds. it's a chilly breeze coming off the gulf of maine. that's tough to warm up with the wind direction like that, and december. if you don't have that sun, forget about it. won't make it out of the 40s. tomorrow 4in -- 42 in boston. traveling around the nation, a weak storm systemed any middle showers that. tomorrow. we'll have a lot of clouds, but that will be about it. temperatures across the nation, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s at this time. and then the numbers do start the climb into the afternoon. but our next weather system, no cold air, so some isolated rain showers on thursday, low 50s. that weekend, look at that, mix of clouds and sunshine. temps on sunday i think we'll make it into the low 60s. unreal. then i'll take it. >> jadiann: we'll all take that. i don't know how the roads are looking now.
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danielle gersh, how is it looking. >> christa: >> danielle: from the braintree split into boston, almost half hour ride. on route 3 northbound at 228, a car is over the guardrail. no major delays from that incident. 24 northbound, slowing down, as well. 93 you're slow starting in methuen and stop and go all the way into boston. route one not looking too bad this morning. the pike all the way out to 495, no major delays there yet. take a look at those drive times if you're heading out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, getting close to a half an hour. into town on the pike, 128, 12 minutes, 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, 16 minutes. if you are taking the "t" inbud on the blue line, there are some minor delays. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. officials in columbia discover what may be the world's largest sunken treasure. a spanish ship sunk off the
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ago and it's believed to have been carrying 11 million gold coins and jewels that could be worth billions of dollars if they're ever recovered. no humans have reached the wreckage site yet. just underwater vehicles. it's also been the subject of a decades-long legal fight as you might guess between the u.s., columbia and spain, who has the right to this, but it sounds so james cameron, doesn't it? >> yes, wow. >> christa: made for the movie. >> jadiann: coming up on 7news, the record to recovery. former president jimmy carter sharing good news about his battle with cancer.
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entire bag of licorice during the game last night, i mead something to help me out. >> jadiann: i can help you out, although your licorice is nothing on the whole pizza i consumed. didn't want the admit, that but it happened. >> christa: confession time. >> jadiann: totally happened. so this is before the injury. i want the note. patriots' running back dion lewis and i took on a wild challenge at the new england aquarium. so much fun. you have the pay attention because you get to decide who did it better. a few days after he dominated the dolphins in early november, patriots' running back dion lewis and i made a splash at the new england aquarium. how do you feel about today? >> ready to go. >> jadiann: the challenge, work with the marine mammals and have them show off their tricks. you recently defeated the dolphins. how do you feel about a fur seal? >> a little scarier than the dolphins. >> jadiann: we're going to see what we can do. want to get started? bring your game. first we had to suit up. what's with that, dude?
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ism seals may be offended by the turtle socks. just saying. game time. we also got a quick lesson from trainers who work with the marine mammals every day. >> once your chin is on your hand, you can give her that sound, whatever sound you choose. go ahead and take your hand away, and she should mimic that. >> whoa. and this one... >> pull your voice out. >> all right. i'm ready to go. >> jadiann: then it was into the water with my partner for the day, sierra the sea lion. you want to do some tricks? good girl! >> not quite. ism she made a little bit of a noise. what was that stink eye, girlfriend? that was a look. did you teach her to give me the stink eye? >> yep. >> jadiann: sierra, talk. i think she said, "jadiann did it better."
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good girl. we nailed it. dion worked with ursula, a fur seal. >> here we go. ready? that's how i was taught to do it. good job. i'm 2-2, two tries. >> jadiann: that's a well-trained seal. you have to do it like you're in the military. >> you got it. you got it. let's go. didn't work. let's go. i like that one. >> christa: i don't know. i think it's rigged. i think his seal had more skills than yours. let's put it that way. >> jadiann: all together great experience over at the aquarium. you get to decide who did it better. head over to our web site and vote. we'll have those resulteds tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m.
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>> oh, my god. >> jadiann: the man behind this scare in the city due in court today. the charges he's facing this morning. why we could learn more today about the motives of an alleged worcester graverobber. plus former president jimmy carter makes an announcement about his health. doctors issuing new recommendations for certain health tests. what they say younger people should be screened for. and a powerful performance. u2 returns to paris for an emotional set of concerts following the terrorist attacks. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: good morning,
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6:30 on monday morning. i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. i would love to order another day like yesterday and the day before. how about you? >> jadiann: get another one and another one and another one. j.r.? >> jeremy: we can do that for you. we're still in an el nio pattern. when you're in those pattern, cold air is tough to find. boston 38. norwood 26, bedford 27. i'll grant you the early morning hours, somewhat chilly. but it's in the like we stay in the 20s all day long. there's a little bit of fog out there, norwood in particular down to one-mile visibility, plymouth two-mile visibility. with temperatures at or below 32 degrees, that may be just a little bit of freezing fog, although i have not received reports of black ice just yet. through the day, plan on a mix of clouds and sunshine. it's a fantastic day, especially considering monday. this afternoon. that's ten degrees above normal. 7:00 p.m. crisp, down into the middle 40s. cooler tomorrow. about 15 minutes.
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at 6:31, let's get a check of the roads with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, jadiann. the expressway a she down. crawling. typical for a monday. let's go to the maps. we have two accidents to tell you about south of town, one in rockland, one in weymouth. this first one in rockland, that's a car over the guardrail, and that's right on route 3 northbound at 228. and then in weymouth another accident, and that's right at route 18. so we're starting to see some back-up if you're headed into town on route 3. slow, too. like i said, a slow drive on the expressway, about half hour into boston. 93 from methuen all the way into boston, you're stop and go, as well. route one not looking too bad. the pike out to 495, no major delays there either. a little slow through framingham. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, close to a half hour into town on the pike from 128. into town 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 15 minutes. if you are taking the "t" this morning, keep in mind, the blue
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back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. breaking news at 6: 30 on this monday. police are investigating a deadly crash in dorchester. a motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a car. the driver of the car suffering just minor injuries. no word on any potential charges. we'll keep you posted. a check of the day's other top stories now inch a rare address from the oval office, president obama trying to reassure americans following the recent terror attacks out in california. the president promises we'll overcome the growing terror threat, but he says he's not sending u.s. ground troops into syria. many republicans say the president's speech did little to calm public fear. also security will be stepped up at schools throughout cambridge this morning as officials investigate several threats that were made last week at a community meeting last night, police said the anonymous person who warned them about the threats to shoot up the schools could be the same person what made the threats in the first place. first are still working to trace where they came from.
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patriots. they flower 10-2 after dropping now their second straight game. new england losing to the eagles at home on sunday. final score 35-28. tom brady accounted for four touchdowns, but he also threw two picks. one of the interceptions was returned 99 yards for a philly touchdown. the pats take on the texans coming up sunday night. >> jadiann: happening today, the man behind an explosive court. he's accused of causing a scare near a homeland security vehicle. 7's jonathan hall joins us with a look at the charges he's facing. jonathan? >> jonathan: well, jadiann, good morning. those charges are expected to include planting a hoax device. this really frayed some nerves on friday, and if this guy thought it was a joke, nobody was laughing. a lawrence man will be in court charged with planting a hoax
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investigators believe this is 50-year-old james derepentigny, captured by surveillance camera on boston's atlantic avenue. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> jonathan: derepentigny allegedly hurried away from a homeland security vehicle after leaving a suitcase by the left rear vehicle. the bomb squad blew it up as a precaution. [explosion] heavily armed boston police and office workers on edge, even after it was discovered there were no explosives in the suitcase, just clothing, wires and a power source. >> that's a little sickening i think. it's really sickening if someone takes that for a joke. >> jonathan: lawrence police got a 911 call tipping them off of derepentigny's location. he was arrested within hours after the suitcase was left by a government security cameras at u.s. coast guard headquarters late friday morning. he was treated as a dangerous
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i kept him on the ground at gunpoint until back-up officers arrived, and they placed handcuffs on him. >> jonathan: an online search shows derepentigny is no stranger to the back seat of a police cruiser. he's been arrested in at least three states that we know of -- massachusetts, new hampshire and florida. his lawyer is expected to argue municipal court for a mental health evaluation. hall, 7news "today in new >> christa: right now investigators are looking into what caused a deadly blaze that occurred at this home friday afternoon. they're asking anyone with pictures taken after the flames broke out to come ford ward because it could help determine the cause. also man in court in connecticut after police make a disturbing discovery. 34-year-old amador medina was arrested.
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weekend saying he had several remains. medina said he needed the bones for practicing a religion that includes animal sacrifice and using woans as medicine. >> jadiann: a little boy is home in dartmouth recovering, and his babysitter is facing some alarming allegations. police say richard pinheiro beat the child and eventually sent him to the hospital. the 28-year-old is being held without bail on assault and battery charges. police say it happened on wednesday at an apartment complex on ledgewood boulevard. investigators say the little boy is expected the make a full recovery. well, today is the second day of hanukkah. mayor walsh along with senator elizabeth warren and congressman joe kennedy gathered at downtown crossing last night for boston's concert. at 4:00 p.m., charlie baker and state leaders will light the menorah inside the statehouse. >> christa: and you can now buy a t-shirt to support the martin richard foundation. here it is, some of the shirts have this logo and some have the
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charitable running team. they're available on the team's sizes. as you know, martin was the youngest victim of the boston marathon bombings back in 2013. he was just eight years old at the time. >> jadiann: ahead on 7news, paying tribute the paris. u2 performs for the first time since the terror attacks. hear their message coming up. >> christa: and encouraging carter. three and a half months after he revealed he was being treated for cancer that had spread to his brain. >> danielle: good morning. happy monday to you. here's the zakim bridge/leverett connector. slow getting on the storrow drive, but zakim bridge looking good. the expressway from the braintree split into boston is about a half-hour drive. on route 3 northbound, we have two accident, one in weymouth, one in rockland. then on the "t," the blue line
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>> christa: welcome back. 6:41. u2 taking the stage in paris. >> jadiann: a big crowd enjoying an emotional performance in paris. some 20,000 people turned out the see the band. the irish rockers rescheduled
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the day after last month's terror attacks that killed 130 people. >> jadiann: >> feels like the whole world is in paris. tonight we are all parisians. [cheering and applause] >> jadiann: the concert will air on hbo tonight. >> christa: up next we have know and go with your top stories on this monday morning. howwe'll have much more on the president's prime time speech to the nation. what republicans have to say about it this morning. >> reporter: and police back at cambridge schools this morning. parents continue to have concerns over anonymous threats. >> jadiann: and the patriots suffer their second straight loss. what tom brady is saying about the remainder of the season.
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> the president talking terrorism from the oval office this morning, reaction from republicans. >> reporter: cambridge parents expressing concerns as recent threats bring police back to school. >> reporter: and the man behind the suitcase scare here in boston heads to court to face charges. >> christa: it didn't seem possible monday could get here any faster. we have your top stories straight ahead. >> jadiann: we'll start with traffic and weather.
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>> jeremy: another great day. temps today heading for the ddle and upper 50s. much cooler tomorrow and wednesday, but cooler, not bitter or frigid or arctic. just getting back to where we should be for this time of year. 40s tomorrow. right now boston 38. plymouth at 37. worcester 38. a couple colder pockets of air into the 20s and norwood in particular 26 and some fog. so there may be a little bit of freezing fog. i don't have any reports of black ice. but just be mindful of that. on the maps this morning, here's a cool front, the leading edge of cooler air. that drops into new england overnight tonight some today a nice, mild day. gets you through a case of the mondays, tomorrow not so much. cloudy skies, cool, raw, temps in the 40s. we avoid a rainstorm with this cool front, then on wednesday some sun, but a lot of clouds. still on the cool side. temps in the mid-40s. today mild. partly sunny skies. hardly any wind out there. also a bonus. 53 to 58. the city around 56. billerica 55. fitchburg at 54. 7 on 7 forecast, cloudy skies
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our only weather system this week, a few isolated rain showers on thursday. low to mid-50s. friday mid-50s. look at that weekend coming at us. mid-50s on saturday. low 60s on sunday. oh, snap. >> christa: all right, daniel, how about traffic? good news to report there. >> danielle: a couple incidents to tell you about. sky7 h.d. is over this incident in rockland at route 3 and 228. a car went over the guardrail there. now, the back-up from this incident is about half mile. again, this is route 3 northbound in rockland. let's go to the maps. we have two incidents on route 3 to tell you about. the one in rockland and another one in weymouth, and that's right at route 18. so some delays on route 3 northbound. delays on 24 northbound, as well. the expressway from the split into boston, over half hour. so that's a slow drive to 93. you're slowing down in methuen, and after you hit 128, you're calling all the way into boston. route 1 not looking too bad.
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hit somerville. let's go to the pike. we have a breakdown. now, this is right at the pru tunnel eastbound on the pike. some delays there. back to 495. you're slow through framingham, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel. that's slow. into town on the pike, 16 minutes into town on route 93. 128 to the zakim bridge, over half hour. we're still watching those delays on the "t" on the blue line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. breaking news from overnight, police are investigating a deadly crash in dorchester where a motorcyclist was killed colliding with a car. the driver of the car suffered minor injuries. so far no word on charges, but we'll keep you posted. >> jadiann: president obama delivers a rare address to the nation following the terrorist attack in california. the president says his top priority is protecting the american people. >> christa: and he says the nation is up to the challenge. >> we will destroy isil and any other organization that tries to harm us.
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trying to reassure a nervous nation that will terrorism is an evolving threat, the u.s. will be able to overcome it. let's go to 7's kris anderson with more of the president's words. kris? >> kris: president obama is vowing to fight isis, but he isn't offering any new policies on how he plans to do that. instead he's standing by his original strategy, including not sending ground troops to syria. his plan also includes air strikes. arming iraqi and syrian forces and working with our allies to cut off financing and helping to end the war in syria. the president also cautioned not to treat muslims any differently. >> isil does not speak for islam. they are thugses and killers, part of a cult of death, and they account for a tiny fraction of a more than a billion muslims around the world. >> kris: republicans looking to replace the president weighed in. senator marco rubio says the
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>> i think not only did the president not make things better tonight, i fear he may have made things worse in the minds of many americans. >> kris: front-runner donald trump slamming president obama for refusing to say the u.s. is at war with radical islamic terrorists. at the end of the address, trump tweeted, "we need a new president, fast." live at the news desk, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: chris, thank you. we're also expected to learn more about the deadly shooting rampage last week in california when investigators hold a news conference this afternoon. meantime, san bernardino county employees will go back to work today for the first time since the shootings last wednesday. syed farook and tashfeen malik killed 14 people, injured 21 others during a holiday party, and they were later killed in a shoot-out with police. malik's family members say they noticed she became more passionate in her islamic beliefs over the past few years, but friends say really there was nothing out of the ordinary that she was your typical "girl next door." before the massacre investigators say malik pledged
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on facebook, but there is no evidence that the terror group knew about the attack beforehand. at the same time, farook's father is speaking for the first time saying his son was shy, who later in life became obsessed over israel's fate. he says his son wanted to create an islamic state like the leader of isis. the fbi is investigating farook's mother who lived with a couple and their infant son. >> jadiann: right now security is being stepped up at some cambridge schools after a string of recent threats. parents packing a meeting sunday night to get updated on the investigation. 7's victoria warren joins us. vicki, police say they are working leads in the case. >> victoria: they are working leads. they released new information at this meeting last night where parents met with the police commissioner, and the police commissioner told these parents that the increased security at the schools will continue. so this morning once again when the students show up for school in cambridge, they'll be greeted with a strong police presence. this after multiple e-mail
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school. police blame a dark web of sophisticated software for making it really hard to figure out who is sending the messages. they also told the parents there's a good chance that the person who anonymously tipped them off is actually the person behind this. parents want to know what's the plan moving forward. >> how are you going to reassure these kids and say, look, we're back to school, it's okay to be here, and don't let this hamper your education? >> victoria: police told the parents last night that the last e-mail indicated that the threat is over, but police say that they will continue the increased security and they will take things day by day as they move forward. live this morning in cambridge, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, the man accused of heaving behind a suitcase that led to an explosive scene in boston friday is due in court today.
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courthouse with more on the charges this man is facing. there you see 7's jonathan hall for us today. jon? >> jonathan: christa, good morning. this guy will be charged with planting a hoax device and also perhaps causing a public disturbance. 50-year-old james derepentigny of lawrence will face a judge in boston municipal court. he repeatedly said "no comment" as police walked him to a prisoner transport vehicle. lawrence police arrested him after someone called 911. the caller recognized derepentigny in a very clear photo released by the police sunday. derepentigny left the suitcase by the rear wheel of a homeland security vehicle. the bomb squad used a robot to get the suitcase out of there. they did a controlled detonation. police say there were wires and a power source mixed in with clothing in that suitcase but no explosives. police say the suspect has been in trouble for years in several
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massachusetts, new hampshire, florida, and he may also suffer from mental illness. we're live in boston, jonathan hall, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also this morning, president jimmy carter says he is cancer-free just three and a half months after announcing the disease had spread to his brain. the 91-year-old sharing this news at church on sunday. carter had been undergoing treatment with a new drug that helps the body seek out new cancer cells. carter says he'll don receive regular immunotherapy treatments to help his cancer in remission. >> jadiann: some pediatricians are call for younger people to undergo some common medical screenings. for example, a recommended cholesterol screen willing be added for children between nine and 11. also depression screening for people 11 to 21, and finally an h.i.v. screen for teens ages 16 to 18 because studies show 60% of teens don't know they're infected. >> christa: for the second
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to bounce back from a loss. the pats losing at gillette to the eagles 25-28. >> jadiann: don't mean to ruin your monday. >> christa: actually, i got that score messed up, 35-28. >> jadiann: we'll get it. well, they lost. following the loss, tom brady was already looking ahead to sunday night's game in houston. >> we got a pretty important game coming up, so i think that's where we're at. we can't do anything about what happened obviously tonight. or last week. just like we can't do anything about the ones before that. we got to play better football. >> jadiann: well, sunday marked the first time tom brady ever lost to the eagles. you can catch next week's game against the texans hire on 7 nbc. kickoff is 8:30. we'll have complete pre and post-game coverage. let's just talk about the next game. move on. >> christa: good way to do it. s that how belichick does it. i guess we can, as well. moving on, rolling on. >> jeremy: moving on to houston. for the day, a mix of clouds and sunshine. cool this morning, a nice, pleasant afternoon.
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middle and upper 50s. 7:00 p.m. crisp. temps back down into the middle 40s. and by the way, a special birthday shout out this morning. our daughter emma turns ten today. happy birthday, supergirl. mom and dad love you. >> christa: i love thattism. >> jadiann: that's the sweetest. happy birthday to you from us, too. >> christa: happy birthday, emma. >> danielle: a couple incidents on the roads. let's go to sky7 h.d. a car went over the guardrail in rockland. now it looks like they're getting this car out. the back-up from this is about half mile. let's go to the maps. we have another accident on route 3 northbound. and weymouth actually blocking the left lane. and that's right at route 18. the expressway, the split into boston, 35 minutes. 93 a bit of a mess, too. you're slow from methuen to 128 and 128 to boston on route 93, you're crawling. that's about half-hour drive to the pike. back out to 495, a little slow. we have a break down at the pru tunnel, too. back to you, guys. >> jadiann: thanks so much,
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