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making news in america this morning, the president-elect's pick. donald trump announcing his secretary of state, his nominee with close ties to russian president vladimir putin. plus, what trump said overnight about his own businesses. a bitter blast of arctic air is hitting several states. it will be below zero and single digits in some of america's biggest cities tracking where and when it will hit. caught on camera. police officer performing a sobriety test hit by another suspected drunk driver. and a high-rise apartment building on fire. see the huge flames engulfing ten floors as people evacuate. good tuesday morning to you all. we start were president-elect
donald trump who is about to end all the speculation about who he wants to be the country's next top diplomat. >> yeah, it's been five weeks but still we've seen several potential secretary of state nominees come and go from meetings with trump. this morning trump is expected to name rex tillerson as his choice to lead the state department. >> tillerson met with trump this past saturday for their second discussion in a week. abc's lana zak is in washington with new reaction to that potential pym. >> reporter: good morning. that public parade of all those potential candidates is now over. and it seems those one-time front-runners, rudy giuliani, mitt romney have now been bested. senior transition sources tell abc news that president-elect donald trump will announce rex tillerson as secretary of state today. >> it is certainly surprising. usually you look in the secretary of state for someone who has some level of diplomatic experience. >> reporter: as ceo of exxonmobil tillerson has had extensive interaction with
russia. receiving the order of friendship award and seen here drinking champagne with vladimir putin. all of this comes in the wake of increasingly bipartisan calls for russia to be held to account for elections related hacking. >> the russians are not our friends. i hope those in positions of responsibility in the new administration share my view. >> reporter: the top senate republican even breaking rank with the president-elect. mr. trump and his allies nearly alone in disputing the cia's reports of russian hacking. >> russia trying to influence our elections dates back to the soviet union. >> reporter: president obama on "the daily show" hopes this report will prevent some actions in the future. >> what they did here, hacking e-mails and releasing them is not a particularly fancy brand of espionage or propaganda. >> meanwhile, overnight the president-elect tweeted that no
new deals would be done during his presidency. he was supposed to have a press conference it was scheduled for thursday to actually answer questions about potential conflicts of interest that has been postponed. we don't have a date yet but we're told by transition sources it will take place before inauguration. kendis, diane. >> lana zak live in washington for us. thank you. lana mentioned russia's election-related hacking now at the center of a firestorm between the president-elect and u.s. intelligence committee. >> he says he won't need the daily briefing and since elected he's only had four of them. some consider that a slap in the face to the agency. >> i think it would be devastating to hear that the incoming president doesn't value the intelligence that will come out of the agency. >> reporter: some former intelligence officials worry about the possibility of mutual distrust setting in between the cia and president-elect which could lead to fears that anything the cia tells the trump white house could get back to
the russians. donald trump's attorneys are battling over the rules for an upcoming deposition. trump will testify next month a few weeks before inauguration in a lawsuit tied to his new hotel in washington, d.c. the deposition will take place in trump tower. the morning's other big story that frigid weather getting ready to take over nearly half of the country. >> temperatures will plunge leading to incredibly low windchills. accuweather's paul williams has the details for us this morning. paul, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, as well, kendis, diane. as of tuesday's cold isn't going to be bad enough feeling like 20 below throughout portions of the dakotas going into minneapolis and even into the single digits throughout a good chunk of the midwest. this blast of cold air will overtake that part of the country on tuesday, slide and overtake the great lakes and the ohio valley region for wednesday. then thursday it slides all the way over to the east coast and just covers everybody and dramatically changes everything. imagine it feeling like 30 below
zero in fargo, that's what they'll wake up to wednesday morning and it'll continue to feed that cold further to the south but on the other side of the country we'll look at a great deal of moisture that will provide much needed rain and snow. kendis, diane. >> paul, thank you. hundreds of travelers will resume their flight to germany after their plane was diverted because of a threat. flight 441 heading to houston from frankfurt. the lufthansa a380 was forced to land at jfk in new york because of a bomb threat. the plane was checked but nothing suspicious was found on board. this morning in georgia a suspect did in custody after allegedly shooting two police officers. authorities say the suspect shot the officers as they tried to arrest them. both expected to survive. hours earlier two others were shot and a suspect killed during a drug raid. last week two officers were killed while responding to a domestic call. international agencies are warning that aleppo could become an even bigger humanitarian
catastrophe. the government there controls nearly all of the city but it's believed more than 100,000 civilians are trapped in the few remaining rebel controlled neighborhoods. russia which backed syria has refused a u.s. plea for a cease-fire to allow rebels and civilians to leave the city peacefully. and we have new details about the man suspected of blowing himself up inside a cairo church during sunday mass. according to his attorney, the man seen here on surveillance video had been arrested and beaten by police two years ago after taking part in an islamist demonstration. no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. back here at home now and a somber moment in oakland, california, rescue crews who were the first ones on the scene of that deadly warehouse fire remember the 36 victims last night. among those who took part in this procession and vigil were firefighters, police officers, volunteers as well as emts. new details are expected to be revealed later today. still ahead right here, the
this fire forced the evacuation overnight of a 14-story luxury apartment building in dubai. flames could be seen on multiple floors including one of the penthouses. should point out no one injured but this is at least a fifth high-rise fire in dubai in just the past year. the wells fargo sales scandal is widening. the insurance commissioners of california and new jersey are
both investigating whether the bank sold prudential life insurance policies to customers without their knowledge. in september the bank was fined nearly $200 million after workers opened accounts without customer permission. to boost sales figures. 34,000 patients who went to quest diagnostics have had some of their personal information compromised. the company says names, dates of birth, lab results and in some instances telephone numbers were hacked but no financial or insurance information was compromised. google is making a big play in cuba. the tech giant signed a deal to improve connectivity speeds. they're spotty on the island. access is also limited and too expensive for most. back in this country, $3 a gallon gas in our future? prices have been rising since opec agreed to cut its output starting next month. only on the west coast have prices been going down, the national average this morning is
$2.21 a gallon. a return to $3 gas could prove disastrous to all those drivers who were counting on low prices and bought gas guzzlers. it's official. iowa is apparently the best state for drivers. that's according to a new study that finds they offer short commutes and cheap auto repairs. ohio, maine, wisconsin, vermont rounds out the top worst. t the worst, california. the highest auto theft rate. when we come back chilling new details in the case of dylann roof. hear the list of other targets roof allegedly in in mind. the common drug that could soon be used to fight alzheimer's. picking up for kyle.
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a young humpback is swimming free after crews helped disentangle it from fishing gear off the massachusetts coast and say the animal had been weighed down for the better part of a week before being freed. morning road conditions and drivers may encounter slippery roads around the great lakes or northern rockies. wet roads are likely in the southeast, down to the gulf coast as well as in california. if you're flying airport delays most likely in atlanta and new orleans. prosecutors in south carolina could wrap up their case against dylann roof as soon as tomorrow. >> jurors heard yesterday that roof had other targets in mind besides the african-american church where nine were killed. steve osunsami's in charleston. >> reporter: we expect in court to hear from police seen here arresting dylann roof in north carolina after police say he ran from the murder scene at this his toric black church. from his car police say they
pulled a confederate flag, this 45 caliber glock and a burned american flag in the trunk. police say they also found a list of other black churches in the charleston area. in his confession he told the fbi he considered other targets. roof's video confession played in court is cold-blooded. why did you have to do it. >> well, i had to do it because somebody had to do something because black people are killing white people every day. >> reporter: steve osunsami, abc news, charleston. a disturbing scene in el paso as an officer is hit by a car and thrown in the air. take a look here. police say officer andy rodriguez was conducting a sobriety test when an alleged drunk driver struck him. seconds before he was hit he pushed the man undergoing the test out of the way. should tell you officer rodriguez was released from the hospital overnight.
intense manhunt is under way after this elaborate gold heist in france. authorities are searching for four armed suspects wanted for ambushing an armored truck stealing more than $1.5 million in gold dust. at least one of their cars and other vehicles on fire while making their getaway. the same drugs that helped fight cholesterol may help prevent alzheimer's disease. that's according to a new study from the university of southern california. but which drug and which patient may be critical. some of the statins were more effective than others. also more risk reduction for women and practically no benefit for black men at all. we won't be seeing any more scenes like these any time soon. the associated press reports the new labor agreement being signed includes an anti-hazing policy that prohibits any haiding that involves forcing players to dress up as women or wearing any costumes that might be
offensive. >> all of our newscasts lost our kickers for the next few years. a 4-9 record and lost eight of its last nine games including sunday's blow-out at home against atlanta. an assistant coach will lead the rams for their remaining three games. it was so bad the falcons scored more touchdowns in l.a. than the rams did all year long. amazing. speaking of the nfl there was some exciting action on the field last night. >> yes, there were. highlights from our well-dressed friend at espn. >> good morning, america. i'm neil everett in the "sportscenter" studio. this tie is not a clip-on. monday night football, ravens/patriots. third quarter, the patriots up 16-3. tom brady, mar tellous bennett, one of the bennett boys.
gro gronkowski out for the year. tom brady says let's put an end to the suspense. hogan, 79 yards, defensive breakdown. 406 yard, three touchdowns. feel me now? feel me now? patriots by seven. right across the street, the blazers and clippers played basketball. that's chris paul, he plays for the clippers. spinning, corner three. they say it's the easiest three to hit. fourth quarter, clippers up two. damian lillard, pass went to the wrong team. j.j. redick misses but blake griff griffin playing some ball. under three minutes to g. paul, look at deandre jordan. good job slapping it back out. he would get ejected later. blazers left dejected. clippers by one.
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leaving office saying he knees to recharge and reflect but that's not all. >> i'll be a citizen of this country that i love deeply and i don't anticipate that i suddenly just vanish. but i think it's important to give the incoming administration the space and to give the public clarity about what it is that they're trying to do. so that that plays itself out a little bit. >> and that, folks is about as light as it got. for all the punch lines we're used to hearing on "the daily show." noah kept it serious. >> about donald trump's most controversial comments and the president said he may say one thing now and do another while in the show. that smile was about as light and comical as it got for a comedy show. >> not the normal trevor noah. every expect apartment mom could use a baby shower.
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. it's tuesday december 13. here's what's next on "action news." bill cosby will be back in court in norristown this morning. we'll bring you a preview of what is expected to be said before the judge. let's take a live look now out on sky6. the view there out over the city, the temperatures are in the 30's but can you say polar vortex? dave murphy. >> polar vortex. >> thank you. dave murphy is tracking a cold shot. >> quest diagnostic hit by a hacker. personal health information of thousands of people have been exposed. we've got all that. matt pelman has traffic. we'll see you in two on "action news." >> ♪ n on this tuesday morning we've got it for you. it comes in the form of a young woman in washington state. >> she's fighting cancer and the
important word here is fighting. and she's documenting that battle as well. reporter molly shannon of our seattle station has her story. >> reporter: cheyenne clark wanted to inspire. >> it's the most amazing feeling. >> and started her fitness instagram page. she had a pretty good following. but her page blew up. >> oh, my gosh. it's insane. i'm almost at 200,000 followers. >> when she posted this -- >> i'm used to looking in the mirror and seeing muscle and all my hard work and it disappeared overnight. >> reporter: four months ago she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. she's had multiple surgeries and keep therapy. >> it's still hard but -- sorry. i have a good support system but finding out i had cancer was
pretty hard. >> reporter: hard on her emotionally and hard on her body and lost 28 pounds. she lost her hair. but she didn't lose her spirit. >> i can either let this rule my life and take over and die or i can put my gloves on, face it and get in the ring and kick its butt. that's what i decided to do. >> she's revealing selfies went from lean muscles to skin and bones and a surgery scar. >> everybody is beautiful. >> reporter: she still uses her page to inspire. >> i really have seen what life is all about and realize that to live each day kind of like it's your last. >> reporter: she wants to show what cancer does to a body but also hopes you see what she sees. >> i see a warrior and somebody who is ready to battle. >> our thanks to molly in seattle. an amazing way for her to open herself up. a lot of people can't put fort that persona and hide it so good for her. >> good inspiration this
>> ♪ "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning o-it is 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday december 13. >> here's what we're following for you. comedian and actor bill cosby is set to appear in court later today. the key issues the judge is considering in his sex assault case. >> president-elect trump is expected to make an announcement on one of his top cabinet picks and sort through what he'll do with his business while in the white house. >> plus, police are searching for a grinch in new jersey. see what the suspects stole from an important christmas display. >> first up weather and traffic. we have matt pelman in for karen rogers and meteorologist,