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stand after it snows. "early today" starts right now. president obama is taking his most aggressive action on gun control to date and bypassing congress in the prosis. just a few hours he will outline gun issues. critics say he is over stepping his power. speaker paul ryan called it a dangerous level of executive over reach. nbc's tracie potts live from washington with more. >> reporter: clearly they are setting it up for a fight here. we're taking a look at what the president is going to be announcing in just a few hours and it looks like he wants to focus on restricting some rights of people to buy arms at the gun
and adding more fbi and atf agents. after getting the okay from his attorney general and fbi director that it's constitutional he plans to announce new measures to tighten gun laws. >> it's not going to prevent every mass shooting and it won't keep a gun out of the hands of every criminal. but it will potentially save lives. >> reporter: it will require more people who buy weapons at gun shoho to get background checks. >> unfortunately, we need things in place now. >> reporter: r rublican candidates accuse him of gutting the second amendment. >> his actions will restrict our law abiding citizens, not the criminals or the terrorists who tearing target them. >> we don't beat the bad guys by
>> what the president will be doing in the next week is an executive order. the next president on the very first day could wipe it away. >> reporter: the political stakes are high. the president is doing several public events to gain public support. part of what he wants to do will actually require congress. he wants to ad another 200 atf agents and another $500 million to deal with mental health. shannon. >> all right. tracie potts live for us in d.c. now to the campaign trail and one month from this morning we wl likely know the winner of the iowa caucuses. yesterday alone democrats and republicans racked up 15 campaign stops in iowa, plus 12 in new hampshire. in all, more than 100 events just this week.
ted cruz surging ahead of donald trump. and hillary clinton has a nearly 10 point lead over bernie sanders. in new hampshire, sanders holds a lead over clinton. those two are jockying for position. and trump took a swipe saying not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba and the response from ted cruz. >> politicians behave a certain way when they're panicked and they engage in attacks, personal attacks. that's human nature. i'm not going to get drawn into that muck. i'm going to keep the focus on the issues that matter. >> meanwhile, bill clinton is now officially part of the 2016 campaign but how is he handling donald trump's attacks?
>> reporter: bill clinton at a popular restaurant in manchester. living up to a famous snl parody. both clintons taking nothing for granted this time. can hillary win this one? >> sure. >> reporter: back in his element and despite trump's attacks. llowing a campaign decision not to take clinton's bait. how do you feel about the kind of campaign trump is running, sir? >> the republicans will have to decide who is going to be nominated. how >> reporter: hillary clinton in iowa also not taking on trump.
i'm going to let him live in his alternative reality and i'm not going to respond. >> reporter: she calls bill her not so secret weapon. and this time vermont senator, bernie sanders is giving her a run for her money in new hampshire. only 4 million less than clinton's 37 million raised. all this as both clintons try to stick to their game plan, ignoring donald trump. nbc news, new hampshire. >> reporter: i'm katy tur on the campaign trail where he continued to swing at hillary clinton by continuing to jabality bill. following up online he honed over the weekend.
fortune for speakers paid by people that were doing business with the state department. >> reporter: then again on sunday. >> i'm the only one willing to talk about his problems. >> reporter: and now the billionaire is starting to put his money where his mouthth is. spending $2 million in iowa and new hampshire in his first tv ad. it's a 30 second summary of trump's campaign hits. ststping illegal immigrants and building a wall but if that doesn't look like the mexico-u.s. border, you're right. plitolitifact found it's morocco. by playing to fears, trump is hoping for a boost, especially in iowa, where polls have him losing to ted cruz. >> if i come in second, they'll say this is a terrible defeat.
down on expectations. >> he's someone who has said he is going to win and if he doesn't, then he fails and then he becomes the most dreaded word in the trump lexy conis loser. a south carolina police officer charge would shootd with shooting an unarmed man is out on bail. a judge ruled thatd he could go free after posting a half million dollar bond. self phone video showed the north charleston police officer shooting wall shooting walter scott as he fled. his trial is set to begin october 31st. armed militants continue
wildlife refuge near burns, oregon. and dwight hammon and his son steven have turned themselves into the authorities. and the self called citizens for constitutional freedom are sons of cliven bundy known for his stand off in 2014. the group broke off from a larger protest supporting the hammonds. who had their sentences extended by a judge who said the initial sentence was too short. the fbi is working to bring a peaceful resolution to the situation. meanwhile, schools as far as 30 miles away are closed due to saflt safety concerns. and a video captures a avalanche in turkey. and they ran for cover, some of them were buried but thankfully
two people were injured. bill karins joins us this morning. >> if it was ice, they could have been really, really hurt. we're not dealing with anything like that. thankfully no falling ice or snow. this is the coldest morning of the winter. and even into areas of the deep south. wind chills this morning are negative 8 in boston, negative 8 in burlington and zero as far south as washington d.c. and a wind chill of 20 in atlanta. so, the bus stop forecast not ideal. it is cold just about everywhere. right now is the peek of the cold. from here on out, we're going to start to warm it up and overthe next few days we significantly warm up. and areas like louisville and nashville about 10 degrees warmer. today will be cold in northern new england and 37 by thursday
about 39 by thursday. so, we go from very cold to above average in three days. so, today's forecast, stormy in the west, lot of rain in california. and that will booe a good size snow storm for the rockies. now a closer look at your day ahead. well, we won't see a little bit of ocean effect snow showers this morning in areas of cape cod. you don't have to worry about any snow or ice and we'll have a nice warm up in florida and the southeast after a very cold morning. so, everyone can't say we didn't feel winter. >> remember when we were talking about barbecuing on christmas? >> that was a long time ago. it is one of the coolest cars we have ever seen. we'll talk about that coming up. plus a running of the bulls that will surely get your blood
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earlier this morning in china, 14 people were killed and 30 injured while trapped inside a bus engulfed in flames. it took firefighters 10 minutes to put out the fire. the city of chicago will pay $5.5 million in reparations to 57 torture victims. each eligible to receive $100 thousand minus any previous settlement for police torturer when commander john burj ran the police department. he was convicted of perjury for lying about the torture. and the consumer product safety commissions is stepping up its probe of hoverboards. this after dozens of reports of hover bord fires in 17 states. the agency has collected samples and is looking into the safety
at the consumer electronics show, a so-called ufo line because they're quote not of this world. some say it's a cross between the bat mobile and a porsche. no word when the vehicle will go into production. and in perue at least eight people were injured during an annual four day running of bulls. people ran for cover as angry bulls stomped and tossed men into the air. let's get down to business now. the world's first smart bra that aims to measure heart rate and steps. it should be available in the spring for a cool 150. 150$150 that is. burger king is raising the
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this morning on "today," the buzz and controversy surrounding the netflix sensation "making a murderer. how it's sparked new cries for justice from many who think an innocent man is behind bars. let's check sports now shall we. it was a battle between one and two. and the competition was fierce. it took three over times to decide the outcome of this one. down three with eight seconds, oklahoma misfires and runs out of time as the j hawks hang on in their first meet ogof theing of the season. 109-106. san antonio joins golden state
and theyeyimprove to 30-6. speaking of the warriors, draymond green had a career night. he became the 15th player to string together three straight triple-doubles and the second in warriors history. he took the hornets 111-101. check out a young steph curry with his dad back in the '90s. >> what are you g gng to be when you grow up? >> a basketball player. >> boy, that's going to take a lot of hard work and practice. you got to study hard too p.. >>. >> i know. >> i mean, come on. there are more like that. maybe steph will follow suit with his daughter, riley, who stole the show back in the spring. just ahead, good news,
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music fans, listen up cocella has just announced its 2016 line up. and guns and roses will headline. and justin bieber's transformation is complete. he posted his new corn rows while on tropical vacation with gal pal hailey baldwin. director michael bay is in preproduction for his fifth and final transformers movie. he said he's done after this one is done. and ellen degeneres been named people 's choice favorite humanitarian. she's giving 200 grand to st. jude's children's hospital. this is "early today."ay." and pilled cardigans become pets. but it's not you, it's the laundry.
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leading the news from nbc southern california, police shoot wanted murder suspect after chase. the hunt for murder suspect ended monday on a south california freeway. police shot the suspect after the chase ended in a crash. he was wanted for a crime spree that included murder, car jacking and burglary. and the world's five richest peopleal lost $8.7 billion in monday's sell off. not to worry though, he's good. yesterday's global sell off was fuelled by weak factory data in china. and a dramatic scene was
a fishing boat halfway under water, the coast g grd was able to pull the five crewman to safety. the body of missing country singer strickland was found in oklahoma yesterday. he was found near an area called bear creek cove. his wife, helen took to social media in remembrance. mark zuckerberg shared his personal goal for the year on facebook. impressed, one woman commented that her granddaughter should date the nerd in school and he encouraged her to be the nerd herself. in need of a new scarf, this sheep might be able to help you out. sheila the sheep was sheered monday. say that five times fast, for the first time in six years.
wilderness since 2010 but was rescued by a local man who found her on the side of the road. her wool weighed 46 pounds. falling short of the current australian fleece record at 90 pounds. there was a record for that previously. now a look ahead. tonia couch is expected to appear in an l.a. courtroom. she face as felony charge in texas of hindering apprehension of a felon while helping her son flee. we want to wish a happy birthday to bradley cooper, 41, oscar winning actress, dianne
actor, duvall tur >> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. allyson: happening today, president obama is taking aim at gun control. he'll share the steps he is taking to reduce gun violence. geoff: for the first time, it is beginning to look and feel like winter. several students delayed this morning due to ice on the roads. allyson: a family is hosting a giveaway with the goals of getting -- saving lives. they say these tools could save their daughter's life. geoff: i'm geoff hart. allyson: i'm allyson powell. dale, it is cold outside. dale: we could feel yesterday blowing into it we even saw snow ending on the north carolina. this morning, everyone is chilly as we head off to work and score. avery county schools operating on a two-hour delay because of slippery spots. here's a look from the skycam network. no problems on upstate