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victims of the attacks there and being greeted by angry protesters demanding action. plus a warning from the fbi. the threat that shut down a university. and pass the salt. what you need to know this morning about the landmark rule that's about to take effect in new york city. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning, november 30th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. all back from the thanksgiving weekend. chris is off. raphael miranda is here with the forecast as we start cyber monday. >> very important. good day to stay inside on the computer, especially with this cold out there. welcome back, everyone. feeling that chill out there. we have windchills in the 20s and teens on this monday morning. definitely a cold start to the workweek. feels like 23 in danbury. even in the city, feels like 20s with that windchill. it is dry on this monday. grab a coat. 36 right now. back to the 40s today. a below-average temperature day
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today's high temperature only 46 degrees. clouds building throughout the afternoon. mostly cloudy around 6:00 p.m. let's get a check of that early commute. lauren is here with that. >> it is pretty quiet out there. we have one accident on the grand central parkway westbound by jewel avenue. so early it's not causing a delay. we'll take a live look outside at the brooklyn bridge. no construction out there. the manhattan bound side of the span is open. you're in for a nice ride. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. new this morning, the government warning americans of an imminent attack in afghanistan's capital of kabul. the u.s. embassy in kabul says the attack will happen in the next 48 hours. embassy leaders are urging extreme caution for anyone there are no details on the target or type of attack. happening now, 150 world leaders, among them president obama, are in paris under very tight security attending the
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yesterday hundreds of thousands of climate change activists laid down their shoes in the place dela repub leek. dozens began to clash with police. officers threw tear gas into the crowd. >> over 400,000 parisians were planning to march the city today, calling for action on climate change. because of the terror attacks, the police decided to cancel that march. >> president obama did visit the bataclan, the deadliest site of the latest terror attacks. he laid a single rose there at a memorial for the victims. happening today, a family moving to new jersey will be thrust into a national debate. they are syrian refugees, and they will be settling in paterson. tracie strahan is there now. >> reporter: good morning. that family of seven is set to arrive here in paterson today, despite opposition from governor christie. local lawmakers actually overruled him, arguing that the
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governor overstepped his authority. these syrian refugees have been a hot topic lately. a resolution to relocate this family was adopted just last week by the passaic county freeholders. this despite the governor writing a letter to president obama and advising him he would tell state agencies not to help the federal government relocate syrian refugees. they say they'll work to provide shelter and sustenance for the refugees. despite the governor, passaic county is a place where they may find safe refuge. >> the world right now is facing the largest refugee crisis since world war ii. this is where our values are put to a test. what the united states stands for is welcoming people who are fleeing violence and fleeing persecution. governor christie's fear mongering blames refugees for the very terrorism and violence that they are fleeing.
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>> reporter: now, the resolution adopted last week says that the refugees have been already subjected to the highest level of security of anyone coming into the united states. darlene, the federal government is footing the bill for $1900 per refugee. that's only for the first three months that they're in the u.s. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. happening now, pope francis is spending his last day in africa by making a call for peace in the besieged central african republic. the pope visited a mosque in one of the most dangerous capital this morning. he posted a tweet afterwards that read, christians and muslims are brothers and sisters and we must act as such. over the last two years, more than 6,000 people have been killed in sectarian violence in the city. 4:34 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. lots of parents in a couple hours getting those kids up for school. good luck with that. >> still in that turkey coma. the cold weather is here.
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hats, gloves, and scarves for the kids. it's a cold start to your day. chilly and dry through the afternoon. we have some rain arriving. haven't seen a lot of that lately. that arrives overnight tonight. a stretch of unsettled weather we have to deal with. here's a live look at storm tracker. lots of clear skies from new york city into the hudson valley. sunshine expected as we start the day. the clouds roll in during the afternoon. 46 is the high temperature today. below average. chilly and dry with lots of sunshine fading behind the clouds. we're talking about some rain tonight for a few days. we'll look at the seven-day forecast and explain coming up. right now lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning. good news, the new q-44 select bus service began. it links jamaica, flushing, and the bronx. it'll serve about 44,000 people. we also have weekend track work on the subways.
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service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. happening today, the trial begins for the first six baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. william porter is charged with manslaughter and misconduct. investigators say gray suffered a severe spinal cord injury as he was transported in a police van. prosecutors allege gray asked for help twice. he died a week later. today, the man accused of shooting 12 people inside a colorado springs planned parenthood clinic will face a judge. robert lewis dear surrendered after a shooting spree and standoff friday. three people were killed, including garrett swasey, a police officer. dear is currently being held without bond. and also today, classes will not be held at the university of
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chicago following an online threat against the school. yesterday the fbi told the university about an online threat of gun violence in the campus quad. there will be increased security in the area. the university says the closing is a precaution, and the fbi is investigating. new this morning, a bus driver is now charged in a crash that injured dozens of college students from virginia. that driver, thomas chidester, is charged with reckless driving. 34 of the 50 students on board were hurt. the bus was bringing students back to radford uva in , uva, and virginia tech. this morning we're hearing from the mother of a young college graduate killed in an accident. when he got out of his car to
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control van crashed into ravi and the truck. >> lovely relationship with everybody. >> the only thing we can ask is of all people, why him? of all people. he's the heart and soul of this family. >> two other passengers in the van were killed. 11 other passengers were injured. ravi's aunt snapped photos of the scene not knowing her nephew had been part of the crash. police are still investigating. connecticut man due in court today for jumping the white house fence on thanksgiving day. the lawyer for 23-year-old joseph caputo says he was, quote, trying to deliver a message, that jumping the fence was an act of civil disobedience. he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. today, city health officials will gather in times square on the eve of an historic move taking effect.
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all restaurants will have to add labels to menus, warning of dishes packed with salt. the label will appear on about 10% of menu items at chains. while the rule technically takes effect tomorrow, they will not start collecting fines until march. and deliberations resume today at the corruption trial of former new york state assembly speaker sheldon silver. jurors got the case last week, but they were unable to reach a verdict before adjourning wednesday for the long holiday weekend. silver is accused of accepting up to $4 million in kickbacks. if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. in this morning's money report, a warning before you take advantage of those cyber monday deals. online security experts say you should take some steps to protect yourself. first, use a separate credit card for online shopping. this is interesting. the thought is if hackers do get your information, the rest of your credit line and bank accounts are safe. also, pay attention to those
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unusual microcharges. i've experienced this where there will be charges from other countries and not for a lot of money, but they'll add up and be a lot of them. >> if you don't notice -- >> you'll go, oh, $2 here, $4 there. they add up over time. absolutely. just ahead a wild scene in queens. why a man went after a cab driver with a machete. plus, police are searching for a prolific arsonist, who set dozens of fires at one home. week. storm team 4 tells us what to expect as we head into december. your weather and traffic is coming up. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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it's 4:42. here are four things to know this morning. right now president obama is in paris for a climate change summit. hundreds of thousands of activists are also there. during the trip, president obama is due to meet with china's leader. the u.s. and china are the top two carbon polluters in the world. today, city health officials will gather in times square on the eve of an historic rule taking effect. all chain restaurants in new york city will have to add special labels to menus that warns of dishes that are packed with salt. and today's cyber monday, but a lot of people have not wanted to make purchases online. adobe saying online sales reached nearly 4.5 billion, up from last year. some chains are extending their cyber monday sales all week. and today, fresh off their world series appearance, the
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mets will start selling single-game tickets for next year. looking ahead to baseball. >> looking ahead, huh? >> we have a couple months. but you want to get in. pennant winning mets. >> coming up on 4:44. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris is off. raphael is here. >> good morning, guys. cold morning out there. >> yes. >> don't do what i did. i didn't bring the gloves this morning, and i regretted it every second walking into the building. it's like winter is not really starting though. you think it's okay. it's not okay. it's cold. >> when the meteorologist says that, it's concerning. >> trust me, you want to have your hat, gloves, and sar carves this morning. nice and quiet on the plaza, but the flags are flapping out there. the winds out of the north today around 15 miles per hour. that's taking those windchills down. actual temperatures are in the 30s. 35 in midtown.
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it's a brisk start. here's a look at storm tracker. it's been a warm month but not right now. very quiet, clear conditions in westchester county, new york city north into the hudson valley. the clouds starting to filter in. we have low pressure that's going to be streaming in as we head throughout the day today. tonight and tomorrow, this is going to be an extended period of unsettled weather heading our way, but it will be warm enough for plain old rain. temperatures in new jersey are below freezing in some spots. chilly in woodbridge at 34. red bank, 38 degrees. 35 in howell. the coldest spots well north and west of town, as usual. 23 in monticello. 23 in poughkeepsie. when you factor in the winds, it takes those windchills down a bit. feels like 24 in white plains. feels like 28 degrees in westhampton. let's time out the rest of the day. around lunchtime, looking good. quiet, sunshine, and clouds. clouds building throughout the afternoon. this is your evening commute and it's still dry at 6:00 p.m.
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that's overgood. we'll head overnight into tomorrow morning. this is 3:00 a.m. we start to see the showers streaming in. maybe some light rain, maybe some of this starting out as freezing drizzle. by tomorrow morning, you want to have the umbrellas in some spots. mainly to the west of town, some showers moving in. very light stuff. not everyone sees rain. that on-and-off shower activity continues until the evening commute. then we get some of that steadier rain by 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. tuesday is a wet one. overnight into wednesday morning, a couple showers linger. the rain threat continues right through wednesday afternoon. more showers around lunchtime. i'm stopping it at 8:00. this is the tree lighting at rockefeller center. unfortunately, the rain is still around. we're going to try to clear it out in time for the tree lighting. of course, we want that to be dry. 46 for your high for today. it's below average. chilly but dry for one more day. then those showers do move in after midnight tonight.
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low temperature of 43. not nearly as chilly as the warm air starts to build in. take a look at the seven-day forecast. tomorrow we're back to the 50s. 52 and wet for tuesday. showers continue on wednesday. breezy and drier by thursday. temperatures go back down to upper 40s by friday with lots of sunshine. all right. let's get a check of that commute right now. still dry. lauren scala, always a plus. >> still dry, still clear. one accident on the grand central parkway. that's no longer out there. right now everything really moving along nicely. we'll start with a live look at the rfk triboro bridge. cars and trucks coming around the ramp there. everything moving nicely. heading over to the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. looks like all cars and trucks are using the north tube. the center tube is shut down right now. no delays at any of your hudson river crossings. heading up to connecticut, here's what 95 looks like. smooth sailing here as well. you're in for a nice ride as you head out the door at 4:47. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect tad. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much.
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it's 4:47 now. a long island woman who survived a car crash, she died after going back to get her belongings. police say brittany life climbed out of an overturned car and walked safely to the shoulder sunday morning. she was hit and killed by a passing vehicle when she went back to grab items from the car just moments later. it happened on the southern state parkway near exit 36 in babylon. her cousin, who didn't want to be on camera, said the family is devastated. >> she was a very loving mother. she was very adventurous. she liked to go in the woods and go on walks, and she was -- she definitely had a great personality. very kind. >> as police secured the scene, another vehicle slammed into a state police car. the trooper inside was okay. police chased down a man with a machete in a queens neighborhood. we're told it all started when 25-year-old cloyd clark hailed a cab in ozone park. police say he told money and a tablet from the driver after being told he couldn't sit in the front seat.
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clark then allegedly tried to steal from a second cabbie, but the driver called for backup. when the first driver showed up to get his things back, clark ran into his house and came out swinging a machete. police showed up just in time and tackled clark to the ground, arresting him. he is facing several charges. and police in queens are looking for a man who set fire to dozens of religious flags. cameras caught him in the act early thanksgiving morning near 89th avenue and 80th street. surveillance video shows him entering the victim's front yard, starting the fire, then taking off. police say 40 hindu flags were burned. no one was hurt. 4:49 right now. big shake-up in the sports department at rutgers university. on sunday, the school announced they'd fired football coach kyle flood without cause. the school's president said several off the field issues led
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they also fired the athletic director, julia herman. she was replaced by pat hobbs. donald trump's campaign canceled today's press conference with black clergy. the campaign planned to announce an endorsement by 100 african-american pastors. the event will now be a closed-door meeting. nbc's chuck todd interviewed the presidential candidate on "meet the press" sunday. in the heated phone conversation, trump was challenged on his claim that thousands of muslims in new jersey celebrated during the 9/11 attacks. >> this didn't happen in new jersey. there were plenty of reports. and you're feeding a stereotype -- >> chuck, it did happen in new jersey. i have hundreds of people that agree with me. >> you're running for president of the united states. your words matter. truth matters. fact-based stuff matters, no? >> take it easy, chuck. just play cool. >> trump is also sticking to his claims he does not know the
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journalist whose disability he appeared to mock during a recent speech. a recent poll shows ted cruz is just points behind trump in iowa. a key paper in new hampshire "the union leader" has endorsed chris christie. it was a close call for dozens of athletes when a dome collapsed. the fabric split and felln to the field. officials got everybody outside before the building collapsed. nobody was injured. the university, though, investigating the cause. that could have been really been very, very dangerous. was a dangerous situation, but they did the right thing quickly. >> could have been so much worse. it's 4:51. still to come, the proposal that would make a new expense before commuters even get on their train. and how two men slipped past security to scale one of the most famous buildings in the world.
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welcome back. 4:53. it is a cold 35 degrees on this monday morning. i got in the car and it was in the 20s. >> and it's been so warm. that's the thing. it's been one of the warmest novembers ever in new york city. so that's what we're coming off of. now it's kind of a rude awakening. >> it's pretty rude. >> it is very rude. i think so too. but yeah, bundle up for it. dress in layers this morning. at least it's dry right now. that's the good news. quiet conditions on storm tracker 4 live radar. no rain yet, but rain will be moving in later on tonight. another layer of rudeness to the weather. especially tomorrow, you'll want to have the umbrellas. for today, sunshine and clouds. temperatures stuck in the 40s. winds out of the northeast giving you a breezy feel as well. 46 in hempstead.
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near 50, the best we can do, in asbury park. overnight tonight, not nearly as cold with that cloud cover and warm air invekting in. 43 your low temperature. much more comfortable in terms of the cold, but the showers arrive after midnight from west to east. not a heavy rain tonight. we're just getting started. we have several days of rain to get through. we'll show you again the seven-day forecast and time it out for you. be prepared for rain tomorrow morning but definitely not as cold as today. >> good, thank you. >> doesn't lauren look fantastic? >> i was just saying that. >> it's a little thriller. >> i like it. >> it's not quite december, but i'm trying. thank you. tree went up this weekend. anyone else? >> yes. >> yeah, we're early to the game. i didn't decorate it. oh, well. >> some of us are high achievers. >> some of us have children, some of us don't. anyway, let's look at the long island expressway in queens. things moving along nicely here.
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this is how the roads look throughout the area. heading to the gowanus past the belt merge through industry city, also smooth sailing. no construction at the brooklyn bridge. in for a nice ride. >> thank you very much. two men are in custody in london after a royal security breach. british police say the two men scaled a building at buckingham palace. this is in protest over fathers' rights in divorces and separations. they allegedly used a ladder to gain access. once on the rooftop of the queen's gallery, as it's known, they unfurled a banner that read "i am harry's dad." queen elizabeth reportedly away at the time. now, we are getting a new look at fourth in line to the royal throne. the royal family released some adorable new pictures of the princess charlotte. oh, look at charlotte. >> she's cute. >> she is 6 months old now. wearing a little pink cardigan and a dress. she's smiling at a stuffed animal in one picture and sitting alone in another.
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cambridge, took these photos at the family home in norfolk. happening today, long island railroad riders in islip will be talking about a new fee for parking. a public hearing is set. in january, residents will start paying $90 a year for a parking permit. nonresidents will pay $200. among the topics of tonight's meeting, preventing people who use the fire island ferry from parking in spots for lirr commuters. in the nba, it's the end of an era coming for the l.a. lakers. kobe bryant is retiring. he broke the news in a poem on the players tribune website. kobe write, this season is all i have left to give, my heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it's time to say good-bye. >> finally i just had to just accept the fact that i don't want to do this anymore.
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once i accepted that, then it became time to just let everybody know. >> he did do a lot. 17-time all star, five nba championship rings, 20 years with the lakers. on top of that, two olympic gold medals. quite the career. >> yeah, he sure has done a lot. in football, the new england patriots will not go undefeated this season. they were in denver taking on the broncos. this one went into overtime. after tom brady and company went three and out, denver's c.j. anderson breaks off a 48-yard run. the broncos win 30-24. the patriots also lost tight end rob gronkowski late in the fourth quarter. his right knee injury is not believed to be serious. some snow there though. meanwhile, the jets hosted the dolphins. chris ivory makes the play of the day. he runs through everyone for a 31-yard touchdown. the jets win it 38-20. they're now 6-5 on the season.
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for an afc wild card spot. the giants were in washington. eli throwing three interceptions, including this one in the end zone in the third quarter. o'dell beckham jr. made a spectacular catch in the fourth. the giants were close. they were within six. a comeback fell short. the giants lose that one 20-14. next week they'll face the jets. facebook is making it easier for new dads to spend time with their children. the company will soon begin offering four months of paid employees worldwide. facebook currently only offers paid paternity leave to workers in the united states. the change comes less than a week after facebook ceo mark zuckerberg announced he will take two months' leave when his first child is born next year. coming up on 5:00 a.m. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. >> keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. well, it's happened again. this morning crews are out in the cold.
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