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could this visit mean? we are live in rome with the very latest this morning. good morning, everyone. hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i felt like i haven't seen you in weeks. welcome back. >> i'm glad to be back. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east on december 2nd. so many questions on what caused that deadly train redetailment in new york city. the pictures are stunning. four people were killed and 67 others injured and 11 critical when this metro north train went careening off the tracks sunday morning. the ntsb is investigating and will no doubt be looking at speed and brake failure as two possible causes. this morning, metro north has started the process of upriding these train cars which you can see laying on their side right now. cnn's alexander field is live in
the bronx in new york. what is the latest? >> reporter: they are trying to right side the train cars and starting in the back of the train where the locomotive was and lift up the other subsequent cars. overnight we learned the names of the victims killed in this trash. they are the following. we are hearing from the survivors, passengers on board that train and they are telling us about the terrifying moments of when the train stopped short of the harlem river. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> i hurt my arm. >> i heard hearing crunching and grinding and saw stars in front of my eyes and thought, my goodness, is this the end? >> i heard a screeching noise. i'm on top of the hill but still heard a screeching noise. within seconds, the blans and
fi ambulance and fire trucks past my window. >> i wasn't anything in particular and all of a sudden the train felt a little more sideways than it should be. by the time i looked up, it was completely going off its track and there was like the rubble from under the tracks like flying. >> reporter: the ntsb has been investigating through the night and have covered the train's data recorders and look for any other recordings which could lead them to a cause of this crash opinion here is how the ntsb says the investigation will move forward from here. >> there will be a track team which will look at the condition of the tracks leading to the point of derailment. try to identify any anomalies. there will be a signals team looking at the condition of the signaling system and hopefully, looking for any possible data that might have been recorded by the signaling system. human performance team will be looking at the performance of the train crew.
>> reporter: investigators will also be looking at the train speed. they expect to be out here for the next seven to ten days. obviously, service is disrupted on this part of metro north's hudson line this morning. buses are being brought in to help with the commute. >> no doubt. thousands and thousands of people will have their commute disrupted this morning but the focus is on this accident and what caused it. alexander, any history of other problems on tracks anywhere near this location? >> reporter: we know, john, just 1,700 feet away in july a freight train derailed ten cars hauling garbage tipped over. that is something being razed out here right now. investigators will use that derailment and this derailment and see if there is any possible link here. >> alexander, appreciate you being there. thank you. night and day. that is how the main obama care website fixer upper described the difference between healthcare.gov now and when it launched back on october 1st.
jeff saying in a conference call on sunday the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of users. >> after clearinging through fewer than a hundred bucks through the month of october, the speed has more than tripled with more than 400 bugs fiched and eliminating critical glitches and making experience to the consumer experience better throughout the site. >> the administration says the obama care site can handle as many as 50,000 concurrent users and 800,000 consumer visits during the day. they say the terror threat in the united states is growing. democratic senator dianne feinstein and mike rogers share that view. both said changing tactics and improving weapons make it harder right now to warn the war on terror. >> are we safer now than we were
a year ago, two years ago in general? >> i don't think so. i think terror is up worldwide. the statistics indicate that. the fatalities are way up. the numbers are way up. there are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks be reinforced for those bombs. >> i absolutely agree that we are not safer today for the same very reason. so the pressure on our intelligence services to get it right to prevent an attack are enormous and it's getting more difficult because we see the lked as we knl qaeda is ma take sizing to something more different. just days after striking a deal with the west to freeze part of its nuclear program, iran's nuclear chief says his country needs more power plants. iran official agency believes
the nuclear power would help the country reduce its carbon emissions and consumption of oil and says iran should produce 150 tons of nuclear fuel to produce five power plants. so syria now. the bloodshed in the civil war. dozens of people were killed when syrian aircraft barrel bombed a town over the weekend. frederik pleitgen is following the developments for us. he is live in that nation's capital damascus. what is the latest this morning, fred? >> reporter: this apparently happened both on saturday and on sunday with these barrel bombs that can drop from helicopters and one incident apparently they hit a market in the second incident hit a bakery. in total it appears more than 50 tied and all of this happened in the north of the country but this has been a deadly weekend in syria. attacks north in the country and fresh attacks here close to the damascus area.
a town called malula and one of the ancient christian towns in the world and where they say jesus christ spoke and has actually spoken and invaded by rebels this weekend. the civil war keeps dragging on and getting worse by the day. >> in a word of this escalation and the violence coming there as we are hearing the united states could play a crucial role now in destroying syria's chemical weapons. >> reporter: yeah. absolutely. the united states has apparently agreed to destroy these chemical weapons at sea on an american ship that is being outfitted with special technology. the syrians have agreed to this as well. i spoke to high level syrian official and they say they are totally okay with that. the big question how are we going to get the chemical weapons through syria with the violence going on to bring this to this american ship? the syrians will not let this u.s. ship dock in syria. other countries apparently agreed to use their own ships to
bring the chemicals there. it looks it's shaping up but big logistic concerns with the violence going on here and a lot of the roads being closed due to fighting. >> frederik pleitgen, thanks so much. ice covered roads are being blamed for a series of highway crashes in central and western massachusetts, including this 65-car pileup in worcester. the crash sent dozens to area hospitals. two people are said to be seriously injured and one family reported their dog was killed after their vehicle was rear-ended several times. >> i drove through this area about two hours after the crash right there. nothing was moving. i i didn't drive through. i drove around it because it was absolutely gridlock. our sympathies to the families who were hurt there. a check here with the weather today. indra petersons is here. >> good morning. it's nice and mild out this morning. we are loving this a couple of
days because we are in between systems. a huge chunk of the country looking pretty mild, at least for a day before big changes start to move on in. very easy this is a waert vapor satellite. waves moving through the southeast. obvious in the pacific northwest. the southeast get light rain but not a big deal but extra cloudy conditions. the upside it's warm. talking about temperatures good above normal. look at memphis and seeing 70s by wednesday. i do want to point out look at the difference as you go backwards. start to see the temperatures drop by the middle to the end of the week. there is a reason for that. a big system out in the pacific northwest but first starting with the east coast. a low making up the east coast and staying offshore this time and not giving us any rain or snow and means the temperatures are kind of going up over the next several days. we like this. temperatures above normal but this is all going to change. a huge snow maker out in the pacific northwest which means temperatures going way down. >> good with the bad? she delivers is all with a smile. thank you.
it is a good news/bad news deal on the holiday shopping report card. here is the deal. both sides of it. more people shopping either online or on in stores but they are spending less. according to the national retail federation, more than 141 million people shops since thanksgiving. that's about a 1% increase over last year. but the bad news, the 57 million they spent is down almost 3% from 2012. black friday sales were also down. industry experts say part of the drop is more stores than ever opened their doors on thanksgiving thursday. we are going to have much more on these holiday shopping stats in our next hour on "money time. >> >> it was crazy. you could go shopping on thanksgiving day at 8:00 at night. >> did you shop? >> no i did not. i was too full and wanted to sleep. >> 11 minutes past the hour. coming up the pope meeting this morning with israel's prime
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heading to the vatican. ben wedeman is live in rome and has more details for us. i was reading, at first, they were scheduled to meet last month, except the pope knew nothing about that meeting. >> reporter: well, actually, what happened was in last october, in netanyahu's office announced that netanyahu would be meeting with the pope when he came here to a trip back then, but red-faced the office of the prime minister had to retract that announcement because the vatican said no such meeting had been scheduled. this time there is indeed a meeting going ahead and it should have started at the top of this past hour and we are expecting they will talk about a variety of issues. of course, the israeli/palestinian conflict, but also the recently signed agreement between iran and world powers about its nuclear program and, of course, prime minister netanyahu has not wasted a moment to object and not wasted an opportunity to object to that
agreement, although it's difficult to say what the pope would like to contribute to that debate. they are also going to be discussing the upcoming itinerary for the pope's upcoming trip to the middle east. he has been invited to visit both israeli and the palestinian territories. it's expected that that visit will take place in may. now, what's interesting is the last time the pope visited israeli was back in 1973 at the beginning of the october war. so let's hope that his upcoming trip isn't quite as eventful. >> very good point. thank you, ben wedeman. elsewhere called a revolution. massive and violent demonstrations sunday in ukraine and hundreds of thousands took to the streets and demanding the resignation of the president there. the anger growing for days after he refused to find.
many see see the agreement as a step away from russia and a step toward a brighter and economic political future and closer ties to the rest of europe. prime minister says the door is open for demonstrators. trying to force their way into government offices. the demonstrations began in response to a government-backed amnesty bill to pardon the prime minister's brother who was ousted in a corruption scandal. still more protests. this time in cairo. police fired tear gas at hundreds of supporters of ousted president muhammad morsi and nearly daily protests there have demanded his reinstatement. a panel met. the changes would include giving women and christians great
representation and it could scale back a proposal to allow military tribunals for civilians. election for the minister and prime minister, if everything goes forward, that is the question, could be held later this year. authorities say speed was likely the factor that killed "fast and furious" star paul walker in southern weekend that happened over the weekend. it could be time before police know how fast the porsche walker was riding in. they say looping tire tracks was visible. they are trying to determine if the tire tracks are related to the crash. the driver of the car who also died has been identified as by cnn affiliate roger roadus, he was walker's business partner. >> sad. this morning kansas city police are investigate ago death in the parking lot of arrowhead stadium. this happened as the chiefs were playing the broncos. this is being treated as a
homicide. but no arrests have been made. three people are in police custody. police say the victim returned to his car to find a stranger inside it. there was a struggle that followed and that is when the victim, a man in his 20s, collapsed and died. new details relieved about the night a university of michigan med student was murdered at a fraternity house. the detroit free press obtained police statements from two men charged in the beth of paul dee wolf. according to the statements the suspects broke into the fraternity house startling dewolf. when he got out of bed, one of the suspects said he tried to hit him with the gun but that it went off killing him. the shopping season, here is a question for you. next day shipping not fast enough for you? how about delivery drones? >> seriously? >> seriously. amazon ceo neve bazos says he can get packages to you under 30 minutes using a fleet of electronic drones called opto
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if you have peyton manning on your fantasy football team, you're having a very good morning. manning carved up the chiefs yesterday. now the broncos are back on top in the afc. andy scholes has the highlights in the bleacher report. great to see you, andy. >> good to see you too, guys. good morning. peyton manning had another peyton manning kind of game. he threw five touchdowns in the win over the chiefs and if you had eric decker on your fantasy team, i hope you started him. i didn't and every time he scored, this was me. he had a career game. he finished with 174 yards receiving and count them. four touchdowns! the four touchdown receptions were a franchise record. the broncos beat the chiefs
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a train flies off the tracks in new york killing four, injuring dozens. harrowing tales from survivors. the question this morning -- what went so wrong? we are live with the latest on the investigation. the white house's deadline to fix the obama care website has passed but have the technical problems been fixed? what the obama administration is saying and what still needs to be done. fury in the streets as thousand riot in ukraine and threatening to overcome that government. is revolution in the air? we are live. welcome back to "early start." quite a situation there. i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. nice to have you with us this
morning. the ntsb investigators have recovered on so-called event recorders from a metro north commute train. that may help determine the cause of the deadly derailment in new york city. four passengers were killed. 67 others were injured when that train jumped the tracks just outside of a station in the bronx. this morning, metro north is beginning the process of getting those train cars upright. cnn's alexander field is live for us at the accident scene in the bronx. what can you tell us? >> reporter: the cranes are in place and crews are in place. they had to wait for the okay from the ntsb investigators. they will begin with the locomotive and work toward reaching the other seven subsequent cars and the process should last into the morning. overnight we learned the names of the four passengers killed aboard that train. they are the following. we are also hearing this morning from the survivors of this
wreck. they are telling us about the terrifying moments when their train stopped feet short of the harlem river. >> i thought i'm going to die. to be honest, he thought i'm going to die. >> i broke my arm. it's really painful. >> i heard a lot of crunching and thought seeing stars in front of my eyes. i thought is this the end? >> i heard a screeching noise. i happened to be by the window. i'm on top of the hill but i heard a screeching noise and within seconds, the ambulance and the fire trucks started coming past my window. >> i was on the train and not paying attention to anything in particular and then the train felt a little more sideways than it should have been. by the time i looked up it was completely going off its track and there was just the rubble from under the tracks like flying. >> reporter: the train derailed after coming around a sharp bend in the track. investigators will look at whether or not speed may have been a factor. this is how the ntsb says the
investigation will move forward. >> there will be a track team which will look at the condition of the tracks leading to the point of derailment. try to identify any anomalies. there will be a signals team looking at the condition of the signaling system and hopefully, looking for any possible data that might have been recorded by the signaling system. human performance team will be looking at the performance of the train crew. >> reporter: investigators expect to be out here for the next seven to ten days. right now metro north service is suspended on this part of the hudson line. the commuter rail says that they are providing buses this morning for commuters. >> reporting live, alexander field, thank you. 34 minutes past the hour. the president's point man for fixing the obama care website between when it launched and now is night and dave. he is telling reporters in a
conference call the site works smoothly for the vast majority of users. >> after clearing through fewer than a hundred bucks through the entire month of okay, the speed has more than trimmed with over 400 bucks sticks and eliminating critical glitches and make iing considerable experience throughout the enrollment site. >> they say the site can handle 800,000 consumer visits a day. a blunt warning from congressional leaders saying the threat for terrorism is growing. the chairs of the house and senate intelligence committee appeared on cnn's "state of the union." >> are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago? in general? >> i don't think so. i think terror is up worldwide.
the statistics indicate that. the fatalities are way up. the numbers are way up. there are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks being reinforced for those bombs. >> i absolutely agree that we are not safer today for the same very reasons. so the pressure on our intelligence services to get it right to prevent an attack are enormous and it's getting more difficult because we see al qaeda as we knew it before is metastasizing to something different. >> he says public scrutiny over american intelligence work including the nsa is hurting anti-terrorists already they are back. >> i thought you were talking about a horror movie but perhaps you are. >> perhaps i am. no matter what happens between now and the end of the year, the first session of the 113th congress will be remembered for historic gridlock. congressional records show they
have enacted fewer than 60 laws in the first 11 months of this year. that is the lowest legislative output ever! the senate, by the way, won't return from its holiday break until december 9th. >> way to go, guys. freezing rain blamed for being crashes in massachusetts including a 65-pile pileup in worcester and it sent more than 40 people to area hospitals and two seriously injured. one family said their dog was killed after their vehicle was rear ended several times. >> indra petersons is here with the weather and all of the answers. >> i can only do it when it's good weather and mild and yelling at me. a day or two, mild conditions into the northeast. you can see where the action is as you look at the water vapor. a big storm in the pacific northwest and energy in the southeast bringing you clouds and maybe light rain. not a big deal. the good plus side to this is the temperatures are actually above normal.
look at this. 70s especially through new orleans looking for 77 by the middle of the week. that is a system that is trying to crawl up the east coast so we know conditions will than warming into the northeast. that is great. we are kind of in between two systems. warming no rain and the one that is back behind it. let's take you way back. actually going to give you temperatures first because we know it's warming up. a pint above normal so nothing major. now the pacific northwest a system we will watch all week long. a pretty good snow maker. throw and wyoming and montana 1 to 2 feet of snow is possible. the big story is the temperature chill as this guy makes its way across and temperatures diving down to the south and the west and all the way east. we have a full week. >> we are getting that? >> like the weekend. we love cold weather on the weekend. >> gosh! thank you. >> thank you. appreciate it. coming up, riot is in the streets of ukraine. protesters threatening a revolution. what has residents so furious with their government? we are live with the very latest.
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welcome back to "early start." overseas. ukraine is in exploding. look at this. hundreds of thousands of protesters calling for the country's president to resign after the government rejected political and trade deals with the european union. cnn's phil black is live there this morning. give us a sense what is happening there today, phil. >> reporter: sure, john. yes, so this started as a result of the ukrainian government not signing those political and trade deals you mentioned but escalated to something much more than that. behind me in independence square a crowd of thousands people already today and it is growing and expected to grow further into very big numbers as we saw
over the weekend. on sunday here, there was a crowd of well over a hundred thousand people filling this square. the protesters started over a week ago. what has really changed the level of force and violence used by ukrainian police and services to clear out some of the protesters and that has triggered a wave of public anger. the numbers of people on the streets has escalated dramatically and they are no longer just calling for the government to sign these trade deals, they are now calling for revolution. they want a change of government here because they believe the nature of the government is responsible for the problems that they believe can only be solved by pursuing a european pact for this country. already today, thousands of people behind me filling this square, braving rain and bitterly cold temperatures and snow as well.
they are expecting something close to the 100,000 person mark later. >> phil black, thank you so much. thailand's prime minister calling for talks to ends the demonstrations against her government that turned violent over the weekend. police in bangkok used tear gas against protesters demanding her resignation. three people were killed and hundreds injured in the turmoil. the protests began in response to a government-backed amnesty bill to pardon the prime minister's brother what was ousted in a corruption scandal. cairo and egypt, police firing tear gas at thousands of protesters nearly detail protests there have demanded the reinstatement of mohammed morsi. the changes would include giving women and christians greater representation and scale back a proposal to allow military tribunals for civilians. election for president and prime minister could be held later
this year. authorities in southern california investigating the crash that killed "fast and furious" star. speed is what they say was to blame for the fiery crash that killed paul walker saturday is what they are trying to figure out. official in california are trying to determine how fast the porsche he was in was traveling. the driver now identified by cnn affiliate kcal-tv as roger rodas was a business partner of walker es. he also died in the crash. the coroner's office is awaiting dental records to positively identify the victims. the chiefs were playing the denver broncos. a man died in a struggle. police now calling this a homicide. police say the victim returned to the car to find a stranger inside the car. when the two men got it, the victim a man in his 20s collapsed and died. no arrests have been made but three people this morning are in
custody. so minnesota's man to spread a little holiday cheer landed him in a bit of hot water. 29-year-o 29-year-old. >> my last effort of pay it forward. i thought i can't keep up with my bills, i'm losing everything, might as well have my last little thrill. a guy in front of me on the escalator was yelling fake, fake money. i would reach in my other pocket and say, no, it's real money and throw it. >> he says he was just trying to smeed some positivity after going through a recent divorce and you heard losing his job. he was cited for disorderly conduct and ordered to stay away from the mall for a year. >> you can't come back and throw thousands of dollars over the railing in the mall! >> for year! >> it causes a little bit of a
raucous, i think, during the holiday shopping. let's see what is coming up on "new day." >> is it raining? >> the guy is thousand a thousand dollars and gets disorderly conduct? that is what disorderly conduct is? >> with him to telcome to the m america. >> you're too jgenerous for a year! think about being less generous. >> as the holidays were ending a horrible trail derailment. questions going on. first we are going to go through who is hurt. a lot of people were very injured and several still in critical condition and four lives were lost and we will check in with the stories of the people in that train and the big concern why this happened. a big freighter that went off the tracks in july in about the same area so there are questions now. kur conductor error or was it the signals in we will talk to the lead investigator and the governor live and talk to survivors as well. >> absolutely.
the two intelligence committees these two important folks are telling people terrorists are gaining ground and harder to track now. how safe are we and where is the biggest threat? we will break down that critical question this morning when we talk to them. >> welcome from the holidays. >> thanks, guys. it is time for our morning rhyme. the best tweets of the day and this one from patrick o'brien with a thanksgiving theme. if you're paying for gifts thursday through monday, what were you saying when you were shopping on sunday? i honestly don't know what this means. >> i don't either. >> but it rhymes and it was appropriate so i felt like the time to give him the props for that. congratulations for at least rhyming and talking about shopping. you can come up with your own morning rhymes. tweet us with #morningrhyme and #earlystart. >> i think he was thinking what can i put together that rhymes? that was probably it. coming up, drones at your doorstep. amazon bringing us the future of
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everyone, it is "money time." mich >> my ipad keeps on falling. >> dangerous spot here. luckily, christine romans is here to save us. >> i hope you had great long weekend. shoppers spent about 4% less over the holiday weekend and that is so rare. last time americans spent less, we were in a deep and nasty recession. this tells me shoppers are smart. they are careful. it takes a lot of deals to get them through the door. that is what we learned this weekend. here is the tally. total spending down 3% from last year. shoppers spending down 4%. shelling out on average $407.02
from thursday through sunday. online sales very strong. thanksgiving and black friday represent about 17% so retailers sure hope you aren't finished shopping yet. cybermonday is today. for a lot of years i said this was a fake holiday invented by the retailers to get more sales after black friday. this year, i think cybermonday will prove it's legit. look at that. 1.77 billion in sales and that would be a 13% jump from last year. >> this is the first official real cybermonday? >> it's the first official real cybermonday. >> happy cybermonday. >> i have not accepted it until today. >> a roman sanctioned holiday. >> not sanctioned but accepted. i will accept it. look. the packages are likely to be delivered by u.p.s. or fedex or in the mail. amazon ceo jeff bazos wants to start delivering packages used in drones. you see them in war and spying now. amazon is developing what is calls octo copters.
it was delivered on "60 minutes" last night and he calls it amazon prime air. he wants to sell anything five pounds within 30 minutes. like ordering a domino's pizza. don't expect a drone to be dropping this at your doorstep any time soon. he says it's a development and research idea right now. no question. the federal regulators have to sign off on this. >> they are falling on your head. >> if santa can drop it down your chimney, why can't jeff bazos? amazon stock up 57% this year. leave with you a quick look at the markets. dow rose 541 points in november. for the year up 23% and nasdaq up 34%. s&p 500 up 27%.
october as he was getting ready to leave pyongyang with a tour group. officials are deeply concerned about him. later today they will have an interview with kenneth bay, another person in north korea right now. they will have an interview with his sister. that is coming up later on "new day." that is . >> i request see some people flying from the left side, people from the back. it's just crazy. >> moment of impact, new details on a new york commuter train that derailed. four killed, dozens injured. the big question, why? mechanical failure or conductor error? terror on the rise the stunning admission from two intelligence leaders telling cnn the threat of terrorism has increased.
where is the greatest threat coming from now? drone delivery. amazon ceo reveals drones dropping off packages door-to-door. is this a new way of shopping? >> your "new day" gainst right now. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate baldwin and mikaela per era. >> good morning, it's monday, december 2nd. 6:00 in the east. you are looking live at the mangled train here in new york after this massive derail him on sunday. four people were killed. dozens more are injured. we are showing you a picture from yesterday. these are some of the first images that came out. now we know a federal probe is under way, because there are big questions this morning after the train's operator says the train didn't work. that's what he says when he came around this curve where he was supposed to slow