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chaos as a massive explosion at mexico best known fireworks market injuries over 70. late details ahead. authorities intensify the search for the killer behind the ber hin city massacre as cities in the u.s. step up security following isis' claim of responsibility. a brazen russian ambassador, officials believe the hit was too professional to be done without help. then to an act of kindness and a life lesson that's gone viral. plus, michael phelps goes where no athlete went bmpl and don't try this at
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early drone able pull humans. we start with stunning new video ought deadly explosion at a fireworks market in mexico. take a look. >> well, this is now being linked to terrorism that has killed 29 people and injured 72 others. around 2,000 people were there at the time of the explosion. it happened at the open air fireworks mark in mexico, which is on the northern outskirts of mexico city. the explosion sent a plume of smoke into the sky that could be scene quite a distance away. on the ground, survivors run through the smoke as fireworks continue to rocket through the air around them. the red cross was on the scene with with around 35 ambulances and accidence of volunteers. 13 children
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to over 90% of their body were taken to galveston, texas for treatment. authorities are still assessing the damage. almost the entire market in many nearby homes remains destroyed. officials are letting any fireworks burn off. overseas to that manhunt for a killer, germany remains on edge this morning after learning the driver who plowed into a crowd in what is claim as an isis inspired attack in berlin. the truck was rammed into an outdoor christmas mark. today those market open after a day of national mourning, that as germans got the surprising into the u.s. pakistani asylum seeker arrested in connection with the attack appeared to be the wrong man, released due to a lack of evidence. now a massive search is under way as german authorities look to the public for help and clues. the isis
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terrorist was responsible for the attack without providing any evidence of proof. joining us from berlin on the ground is nbc's matt bradley. so what can you tell us with regard to the latest investigation and how that country is the doing this morning? >> reporter: well, eamon, it is a very cold morning. this christmas market was attacked, it is getting ready to reopen again, all the shutters remain closed. it will probably open up in the next couple of hours. as for the manhunt, this gentleman arrested yesterday, excuse me on the evening of the attack, he was released and this isis claim still kind of happenings in the air here. it hasn't hit home exactly what happened and what the political knock on effects are going to be. this is a country like the rest of europe beset by far right political movements. even before the dustthon attack settled two fights ago, the far right
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were already blaming chancellor angela merkel for these attacks, saying her open door policy where she let in what turned o out to be a million refugees, asylum seekers, that has made a passive cause for her. she faces elections next year. so while this pakistani man turns out wasn't the culprit the political effect hasn't been felt yet. >> thank you for that. the ber will be attack led to invisible increased security across the country. especially at holiday-related events, from new york, chicago, los angeles, boston, authorities are on alert for copycats and lone wolves looking to carry out their isis inspired attacks. u.s. officials say they know of no threats to the homeland, authorities say the danger of attacks with big trucksr
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has long been a concern. across the pond, buckingham palace beefed up its measures. plants temporarily closed the streets around the queen's headquarters have been brought forward. patrols have been stepped up in uk monuments. investigators are looking for conspirators, a teen from russia arrived from turkey to try to physical out who was behind the murder of andre karlov. they are determineding whether the now dead gunman was acting alone or acting with other members t. ambassador's body was flown back to moscow last night and an emotional ceremony was held as he was taken off the plane. in fact, u.s. secretary of state john kerry called the foreign minister of russia. secretary kerry rebutted the turkish foreign minister's claim
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cleric was behind the attack a. state department spokesperson said, quote, it's a ludicrous claim, absolutely false, there is no basis of truth in it whatsoever. this morning, donald trump ends a controversy that has dogged his campaign. overnight, a judge gave his preliminary approval to settle fraud suits over the president-elect's real estate program. the district judge, the same indiana-born judge trump lamb baftd as a hater on the campaign trail gave his thembs up on the settlement, setting a march court hearing. that as one of trump's favorite target, jeb bush, comes to trump's aid, defending the president-elect's pick to lead the e. that would be oklahoma general scott pruett, someone they say is a climate change diner who repeatedly would sue the e.
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comes as president obama uses his executive authority to ban off shore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the atlantic and arctic t. president invoked an obscure 1953 law for the land, hoping to sell his environmental leg ace before trump takes office. >> it seems like every day we are hearing of incidents happening in the skies. this was dramatic. pop singer richard mark and his wife daisy fuentes sprung into action, their tale of a passenger rushing them. they thanked marx for stepping in. >> reporter: it's not your typical snapshot of gram my winning pop singer richardmarx. he says he was working to subdue a crazy passenger testimony
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action. at one point with a rope in hand as the way tres appears to be holding a knife. daisy fuentes posting a guy sitting in the next row from us got crazy and started attacking the flight attend ants and passengers. when he started pushing the fe pail staff and pulling them by the hair, richard marx was the first to help subdue him t. flight to south korea lasted four hours, so did the drama wrote the couple. fuentes, they never fully got control only. they didn't know how to use the taser. the flight landed safely with marx and fuentes continuing their journey home to los angeles. korean air says the passenger was turned over to authorities. the acceptinger saying, no big hero move at all. giving new meaning to perhaps his most fams lyrics ♪ i will be right here waiting for you
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nbc news, los angeles. >> wow! up believe took think it happened and to have those images there, it's so scary. >> i'm always impressed in a moment of crisis, people take their phones and take picture. >> right. it seems to be happening in more and more conditions out tlchlts just ahead, mark zuckerberg is channeling his inner super man and got an iconic voice to help him out. some surfers rode massive waves tuesday him this was in a surfing competition off the coast of portugal. some waves were measured as high as 45 feet. nbc bill karins is here. i thought that was you on the surfboard for a second. back if time for the shows. >> i never look at the surf. it's never too late. we are almost done with the
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temperatures have warmed up across the country. it's chilly in many areas. teens in the great lakes, it's not cold. in today's forecast, it's about as nice as it gets. watch out for fog or freezing fog. as far as a white christmas goes, we are still watching a weekend snowstorm, through the rockies, into the northern plains, maybe a tiny bit in the great lakes and new england. that's a big story of the weather ahead, now here's a closer look at the day ahead. temperatures will warm up nicely after that cold morning. there is just about average if not above average in the southern half of the country. temperatures in new england and the great lakes are close to where we are this time of year. i'll have more details on the holiday forecast, guys. >> some lightning, least though 80 degrees in miami him every day i look at that map, i'm leak, wow. thank you very much for that. just ahead arc diabolical scheme in cyber
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[ music playing ] >> incredible sing-a-long on "the tonight show" sir paul mccartney and all the stars you saw there, reese witherspoon and others in the new movie "accepting" it hits theaters today just in time for the holidays. >> i love when they get those people together. here's an act of kindness caught on police dash-cam video. watch as this wisconsin officer pulled over a college student for a speeding ticket. then when asked why he was in a rush the student said he was late for a preparation and needed a friend's help to tie his tie. >> that's one of my good friends knows how to t
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>> while i do this, why done you grab your proof of insurance and drive's license quebec. you should be able to adjust this. >> okay. thank you so much. >> probably not the best now, but it will work. >> a lot better than i was going to do, that's for sure. >> i love it. >> a very nice gesture. ultimately the officer let him go with just a warning and as you can see a tie. >> a great story with it as well. your weather straight ahead, first, who needs reindeer when you have a high powered drone. flying 25 feet in the air on the first ever custom made human flying drone with the help of samsung the blogger captured his epic 360 footage over rooftops, mountains. how cool is that? don't want to do that? >> no. >> i would. you are watching "early today."
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breaking news right now on "news4 today," a maryland home up in flames. the fire sparked by misplaced ashes. the important reminder about how you heat your home. plus, fatal fireworks. the death toll rising after an explosion destroyed the mexican market. it's the video everyone is talking about today. and camped out for a cause. dozens of activists spending the night on d.c. streets. what they are hoping you will learn from their night out in the cold. it is 4:26, good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchris. >> and i'm eun wang.
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christmas. >> can you believe that? >> i should start writing apology notes. >> i only have to buy for like six people. >> and three of them are here. >> listen, this is not a bad bunch. >> no, it's not. >> we can start with the weather gig. it's not crazy cold or rainy out there. >> a little relax in the cold pattern we have been dealing with the last couple of days. the other thing is, no matter how you slice it, we're about ready to be in winter. the winter solstice occurs at 5:44 this morning. that's when the sun gets all the way as far south of the equator as it's going to get. and starting tomorrow we add three or four seconds of daylight to the day tomorrow compared to today. staying dry the next couple of days. i'm a little worried about the saturday rain showers around here. we'll worry about that in a couple minutes. but it's a cold start. typical of the last couple of days in the mid-20s this or
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yesterday's high, 37. i think we can do 5 to 10 minutes better here today. >> maybe outdoor recess. i want to remind you of this situation of bradley boulevard between river road and kentsdale drive. we still have downed wires. we'll continue to update you on this. the beltway overall okay. we do have the inner loop expressway ramp to westbound 66 blocked for top bridge inspection. the ramp to eastbound 66 is open. 66 and 95, no major issues. 4:28. we have breaking news this morning, two fires in maryland to tell you about. montgomery county fire tweeted these photos of one in rockville. this is after that house on pasture brook way. justin finch is headed there right now. the fire has caused more than $600,000 in damage. there was also a second f
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greenbelt. >> erika gonzalez is at the live desk with details. >> reporter: hi, aaron and eun. good morning to you. let me tell you the details we have in this morning from the life desk about this fire in greenbelt that happened overnight. a number of residents were sent out to the cold on hanover parkway. from this video it looks like it was confined to maybe one of those two or three units at the top of the building. at this hour, though, we are not exactly sure how many units were affected or how many individuals have been displaced. but again, this is on hanover parkway in greenbelt. this fire overnight sending residents out into the cold just a few days before christmas. from the live desk, i'm erika gone za les. back over to you. thank you. 4:29 now and police are stepping up security after the berlin truck attack that left 12 people dead. in new york, officers were suited up with weapons in hand patrolli t
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rockefeller center. the security presence also beefed up in chicago, near washington with inauguration day around the corner, law enforcement officers are working overtime. officials know of no major threats to u.s. cities, but our law enforcement is not taking any chances. >> they are planning for next month's inauguration at the capitol. they are monitoring and evaluating places, including the indoor and outdoor holiday markets in northwest. >> we anticipate that it's a potential threat here. so we exercise and we create an environment where that type of episode is less likely to happen. >> u.s. park police are also increasing their presence at monuments as well. we'll speak to edward lawrence with more in just a few minutes

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