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police cruiser. president obama makes his strongest case yet for increased gun reform. while donald trump faces some hostiles in bernie sanders backyard. plus, a dangerous moment for a driver facing rushing flash flooding. a really bad day. >> one airline passenger. the bridge that's claimed more trucks than officials can count and much more on a busy friday. "early today" starts right now. and good morning everyone. thanks for being with us. we start with that breaking news overnight. a philadelphia police officer ambushed and shot at least three times inside his cruiser. police commissioner says jesse hartnett is lucky to be alive after a suspect tried to quote execute the officer. he was driving through a philly
13 times walking closer and closer until he was shooting inside the driver side window of the police cruiser. he emptied his entire .9 millimeter handgun. hartnett is in surgery and expected to make a full recovery. we'll have more details as we get them into nbc news. to politics now. donald trump is flexing his muscle in bernie sander backyard. he gave out tickets to a theater just 163 steps away from sanders' headquarters. >> reporter: donald trump holding that rally steps away from senator bernie sanders' campaign headquarters. trump g gng after many of the rivals.
republicans and democratic challengers but on defense against protesters that were at the rally there. playing to the crowd, trump said he would love to run against senator bernie sanders, however, he's trailing hillary on the democratic side. he says he's still focussed on hillary clinton. the former president, bill clinton, campaigning for his wife, hillary, refused to get involved in the pay for that donald trump has been boasting about his past transgressions. bill clinton saying that he would not respond at all to the politics of donald trump. now then trump turned his attention to senator ted cruz, his closest competitor on the republican side. trump and also senator john mccain questioning whether cruz is eligible to run for president because he was born in canada. cruz responding that, that is simply not true and he expects challengers. the first test for those who
accusations and all of the heckling will be on february first with the iowa caucus. >> edward, thank you. president obama continues to make his case on the issue of gun reform, appearing at a town hall style meeting at george mason university last night. he said he respects the first amendment. at times things got heated especially when anderson cooper asked about the belief that he's trying to take away everyone's guns. >> are you suggesting that the notion that we're creating a plot to take everybody's guns away so we can impose martial law? yes, that is a conspiracy. i would hope you would agree with that. >> then he joked he's only going to be president for another yooer, so even if he was going to take away people's guns, he doesn't have time.
trail and how bill clinton is handling controversies. including alleged past sexual transgressions. and kristen welker asked if he'd like to respond. >> i don't have a response. if he wins the republican nomination, we'll have plenty of time if hillary wins. but i have no interest in getting involved in the politics or doing anything except helping hillary. >> bill was interrupted for a phone call. >> there are other issues. that keep americans up at night. and my phone's ringing. [ laughter] i have to call hillary back and explain why i couldn't take it. >> happens to everybody. hillary is set to receive an
parenthood said they will indorse the democratic candidate. their first indorsement in its 100 year existence. she will accept the indorsement in new hampshire. billions in welths wipealth wiped out and the first four day start for the stock ever. nbc's anne thompson brings us up to speed. >> reporter: another bungee jump for the nation's stock market. the dow plumsing more than 300 points, bouncing back, only to plunge again by early afternoon. what has traders and investors grabbing fist fulls is the slowing in china. still, the chaos in china is fuelling the u.s. market's worst started to a year ever. shrink the average 401 k by about 2%.
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bumper. look at him go. waves quickly bring the waltwater up to the wind shield and the lambo makes it through gracefully into the sunset. two men have been arrested on terrorism related charges in the u.s. they say there are ties to isis. of sacramento is accused of traveling to syria to fight in a civil war and lying to federal investigators about it and 24-year-old omar of houston was indicted on charges he tried to provide material support to islamic extremists. both entered the united states as refugees.
later that he did fight along side them. investigators say they are not national security threats. some scary moments from new york to chicago. the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in detroit after a woman allegedly assaulted other passengers. detroit metro airport police met the plane shortly after 8:00 and carried the woman off the plane. the other passengers tied her up after she assaulted several passengers. one person said the woman asked to get off about 20 minutes after the flight and became disruptive. they say she may have been condition. in montreal, a majestic cam. suddenly a snowy owl slides
the transport minister tweeted out images later declaring by popular demand here is video of our majestic visitor. much more gracefully commuting than peopleen the streets of new york, i would say, bill. winter storm warnings are in effect around the grand canyon. but there are beautiful images -- >> that does make for beautiful pictures in the grand canyon. well, let's talk about -- look at that. our government scientists yesterday gave us a report for 2015. so, was it the warmest year we've had? almost. in florida and washington state and oregon but as a whole, remember the cold end of winter we had, that's why we didn't break the warmestench. ever. only 2012 was warmer.
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