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move over drones, these life-like robots, what is google doing with an army of robots? >> your "new day" starts right no now. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it is monday, december 16th. 6:00 in the east. we begin with what could be a game changer in sports. baseball is in focus. medical damage in the brain consistent with cte, once known for wild catches and all out style of play, he killed himself near the end of the year. this epidemic, is it not restricted to football and hockey? could there be more far reaching results? let's start with senior and
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medical correspondent elizabeth cohen in atlanta. good morning. what do we hear? >> reporter: good morning. we usually hear of these head injuries as something that happens -to happens-to-football players. he played baseball pout year, diving after balls and crashing into walls. he estimated he suffered ten concussions but his family says the real number may be even higher. after he took his own life last year, his family gave permission for researchers at boston university to examine his brain for signs of cte or chronic ense encephalopathy. they announced he did suffer from cte, making him the first
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baseball player to receive that diagnosis and possibly the years of depression and erratic behavior leading up to his death. >> important cases make a difference because it is showing us that you don't need to have the kind of hits that we see in football or in hockey or in other real decision sports? you just need a lot of brain drama, it seems. kansas city chiefs suicide. and another high profile. kansas city chiefs player da vonn belcher shot his girlfriend and turned the gun on himself. now the belcher family tells the kansas city "star," they too suspect cte. on friday, belcher's body was exhumed to be examined. cte can only be analyzed after death by analyzing brain tissue.
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one year of inter. may or may not work. >> our brains are really important to us and we can't keep hitting them the way that we have been. so that doesn't mean stop playing these great sports. it means trying to reduce the amount of head trauma at an early age all through every level of play. >> now, mlb has released a statement t. league says they've met with freel's family personally and expressed our feelings about ryan and our continued efforts to provide a safe environment for our players. they pledged to remain proactive on concussions and head injuries. kate. >> all right, elizabeth, thank you so much. let talk more about how this could have on the world of sports. are the mlb gearing up for major changes in how their athletes play? >> reporter: obviously, we seen
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a lot of changes, kate, in the national football league. they've obviously changed the way kickoffs were handled. they've improved technology or eliminated or tried their best to eliminate to the head like leading with the head hits to the helmet. you know, they've also really done a big improvement on how to handle signs of concussion. if a player shows any signs of concussion, they are pulled from practice. as far as baseball is concerned, this last week the proposal of the eliminating collisions at home plate is a big step towards player safety. there is a lot of talk of that rule not being implemented until the 2015 season. obviously this case of brian freel, collisions are a part of the game and concussions are a part of the game. i think ryan freel could be a catalyst for a quicker change, eliminating the collisions at home plate are for owners and teams to protect their million
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dollar investments. the player's association may get on board quicker. we may see those changes happen quicker because of what is happening with ryan freel. >> making it safe enough is what they're going for. we have lots to talk about with this. joe, we'll talk to you a little bit later. thanks. all right. poor question, did you get your christmas shopping done in the northeast? good for you. most of us had to really want to take on the conditions to do that. retailers may be more upset than shoppers. there are nine shopping days left. store owners are looking for a push for what mother nature took away. let's go toal ander where many are digging out in the storm. what itself the situation? >> reporter: chris, it is a cold morning to be digging out in massachusetts. salt trucks and sand trucks are still trying to treat slippery roads. all this as people in the
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northeast prepare for even more snow in tomorrow's forecast. an arctic chill is blasting the northeast. this on the heels of the thousand mile storm that sought storms from kansas to maine where temperatures have been stuck below freezing. icy conditions sent a car kareening off the road. in missouri, one person was killed when a car slipped off an interstate t. weekend-long storm started in the mid-west, blanketing chicago and burying parts of pennsylvania in 10 inches of snow. >> we have plenty of salt. the back roads are sticking quite a bit. it's coming down good, now. >> reporter: it left its biggest mark in maine where 16 inches fell. but the consequences of this storm may have a wider impact in the middle of the shipping season, fedex says major disruption were caused at the memphis, tennessee hub. >> that could affect the country. the mix of snow, sleet and ice
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was fierce enough to stop most shoppers during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. >> when the last storm hit, retailers saw a 15% drop in store traffic and almost a half aful in lost revenue because no one was going into the stores and shopping. >> reporter: after this weekend's storm, holiday shoppers were back on snow covered roads trying to make up for lost time. >> christmas shopping, definitely. i figure they are really good about this parking lot. >> reporter: the parking lot at this massachusetts mall was packed when the snow finally stopped falling. more snow is expected tuesday. retailers are hoping shoppers won't be deterred. >> drive slow, be careful. >> reporter: now, despite the inconveniences here, this storm could actually work to shopper's benefit. analysts tell us that because stores lost some business over the weekend, it is possible going forward, they will overpromote now and drop prices
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a little more, kate. >> all right, alexander, thanks, so much for that. you could call it a breath of fresh air on capitol hill. the house approved a bipartisan deal meant a to avoid a government shutdown in the coming weeks, but getting it through the senate may not be as easy. jim acosta is joining us to explain why. why, oh, why, jim? >> reporter: it's never easy, over the weekend there was a seen, senate mo majority leader harry reid called for a closure vote on sunday. the early part of this week, maybe as early as tuesday to get this deal through the senate that passed the house by a wide margin as you said, kate. >> that will not be in the senate. dick durbin said on one of the sunday talk shows yesterday they still need a handful of republican votes to push this thing over the edge. some of those gop votes started to trickle in. senator john mccain said he is going to vote for this
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agreement. late yesterday senator ron johnson a tea party backed republican indicated he will vote for this bill. that's an indication of where this is headed, but at the same time democrats and republicans are eager to get this to the president's desk for friday, when he is scheduled for a two-week long vacation in hawaii. one thing we should point out is republicans see this deal as pretty good politics. newt gingrich was on one of the other sunday talk shows over the weekend saying that this is bad policy but good politics because even though he didn't like this budget deal, it does take the focus off the prospect of a government shutdown and keeps it on obama care. that's where republicans want it headed into the mid-term elections t. two archite-- the architects were distilling the
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virtues saying this is something we haven't seen a long time in washington, a budget deal that passed the regular -- something they haven't done in a long time. >> jim, i'm take it from here. senator john mccain is telling protesters in kiev to keep up the fight, but the president of ukraine is getting set to cement that relationship even further. >> reporter: that's right, mikaela, the president is flying to moscow to talk trade with the russian president. that's not what the people here want. they want closer ties with the european union and john mccain stood on that stage behind me yesterday saying to the people, america stands with you. and the 2 to 300,000 champbting thank you, usa -- chanting usa.
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he said they will consider sanctions if the government here uses brutal force against its people again, within i asked him whether he thought the government was capable of that. he said, they assure me they won't, but i have been surprised before. >> thank you again for that. the head of the task force looking into the fallout of the edward snowden leak says amnesty may be on the table. they tell "60 minutes" it's a road map of what we know and don't know and if amnesty is offered, they theed assurances all the data he took can be security. in pretoria today, they unveiled a statue of mandela. he was laid to rest sunday in his childhood village of qunu. u.s. officials are urging israel and lebanon to show restraint after a federal shooting a. sniper with lebanon's armed
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forces shot and killed anise real soldier driving along the border. commanders are trying to figure out why this happened. cross border fire has been rare since the israeli-hezbollah roar. the jackpot is at a staggering $55 million. the pot could go higher. it has been growing steadily since october 1st and has rolled over 21 times. right now it sits as the 4th largest jackpot in u.s. history. where is our pool and who is in charge? >> we have to start it over. >> that's the problem. when you don't win, it gets bigger but you have to revise it. i sense animosity from you. i'm saying this is going to work. this is how it works, everybody buys new tickets every time. all right. i didn't get a cut. >> you didn't get a cut?
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>> i'm happy to do it again. this is what happens. >> i just want to no. >> we have to use the dumb and dumber line again. >> you got to pony up five more bucks for our tickets. >> or the winnings we have already won. i just want to know. who was in charge? that's the question. guys, we are talking about some places that got a lot over the weekend with. a foot-and-a-half out there. bun about 4 inches. that was just at the airport. massachusetts got higher apples out there. today, a little bit of a transition zone unless you are off the lake. a little lake effect snow out there. a little bit meaning a little more than a little bit. erie, syracuse, looking for a good 3 to 5 inches. generally speaking again, a transition day. diving down, meaning cold air still in place for like a day. these are your highs today even as we go to the afternoon. buffaloing willing for 17.
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philly, your high of 30. new york, 38. notice the trend, so many of you saying below freezing. it is cold. i think we heard by now other system is on the way. you can see the old one make its way. kind of a bullles eye making its way over the area. tonight maybe around chicago, we are seeing an inch overnight into tomorrow. we still are going to be talking about the timing of it in through tuesday. it looks like it. either way, we are looking at a good two to four inches in new york city. still more snow. >> quite a weekend, indra. thank you so much. so hollywood is mourning a movie legend this morning. actor peter o'toole died at the age of 81. his career spanned over 50 years, his most notable role is
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"knight of arainia" that made h -- "knight of arainibia rainia- arabia rainia. peter o'toole captivated audiences with his screen presence. >> o'toole did it absolutely brilliantly with his highs and lows and his remarkableable to convey emotion. >> reporter: born in ireland and raised in england, o'toole made his professional debut on the london stage in 1955 before moving to the silver screen. his biggest triumph was 1962's "lawrence of arabia rainia," --
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arabia. he had two oscar nominated performances. one in "bekt beckett." the other if "lion in winter." his addiction in 1970s with alcohol nearly ended his career. after giving it up, he made a come b.c. as a crazed director in "the stuntman," his sixth oscar nomination. in my favorite year, o'toole mocked his own image as an alcoholic over the hill matinee idol, a performance that earned him his 7th oscar nom. his pattern of nominations but no statuettes is unmatched at the 2003 academy arabia wards, the 71-year-old actor finally received an oscar for lifetime achieve.
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>> i suppose fighting for love makes more sense. >> reporter: o'toole returned to the desert sand where his career began with 2004's "troy." in 2006 as "venus," his portrayal of an out of work actor who has become obsessed with a woman cemented his status as a legendary performer. >> in terms of people who have gone, i've lost a few. i miss so dreadfully, but they're not here. on we go. >> he said in an interview in 2007 the actor he most enjoyed working with in hollywood is katherine hepburn and they became good friends. >> thank you. coming up, 80 seconds of terror will scar kid and family for a lifetime from a colorado high school. we are learning from what happened in a school from audio recordings and the condition
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from the young woman shot inside and why this happens, specifically what turned a teen into a killer. we are hearing what a montana newlywed told police as her husband fell from a clip cliff. the tale she spun to cover her crime.
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>> welcome back to "new day." we are learning about the heros in the colorado shooting. one woman was shot in the head. she continues to struggle. we now know the gunman was armed to the hilt. certain people and processes helped prevent arapaho from
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becoming another columbine. casey. >> reporter: that's right, chris. a 17-year-old student claire davis remains in a coma in a local hospital in critical condition this morning. she is the lone victim. authorities after investigating all weekend long say it could have been much worse. dispatch recordings as police rushed towards arapaho high school following reports of gunfire. >> at this time we do have one student down and they have found shotgun shells. >> it was terrifying because they heard gunshots. >> reporter: 18-year-old karl pierson entered the school, investigators say, bent on revenge. >> everyone that saw him realized he was armed with a shotgun. the individual had a bandalara of shotgun ammunition strapped arabia cross his body and he was
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also armed with a machete. >> pierson's coach murphy suspended him from the team in september. >> he was looking for one person in specific. >> reporter: before he could reach his target. he encountered 17-year-old claire davis shooting her apparently at random point blank in the head. >> she was an innocent victim of an evil act of violence. >> reporter: now she remains in critical condition at a local hospital. >> this in no way defines us. >> reporter: at a vigil students lit candles and prayed for their friend. >> i know how much she was all you guys and how much this would mean to her. >> reporter: the sheriff now praiseing the school's quick deployment of the shooter protocol and fast action of an an campus deputy closing in on pierson when he shot himself. the whole ordeal over in
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seconds, they hail coach murphy as a hero for attempting to lure him arabia way during his rampage. >> it is my very strong opinion that this individual would not have come to this school armed with a shotgun and multiple round had he not intended to use them to injure multiple people. >> reporter: the sheriff is now vowing never to speak the shooter's name again. >> in my opinion deserves no notoriety and certainly no celebrity. >> reporter: now, arapaho high school will remain closed today and tomorrow. teachers will be able to come back on wednesday. students will be allowed back on thursday and friday to begin retrieveing the items left behind during the shooting. we don't know when actual classes will resume. it is obviously going to take this school a long time to recover from these tragic events. >> the focus now is behind claire davis and her family given the moments of support to recover. thank you so much, casey.
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let's turn now to money time. the end of the year is usually pretty good for stocks. december so far is looking more like a lump of coal. ba hum bug. >> we were having such a great year. that was the worst week for the smashing since august. it's mostly fears of what the federal reserve could do. the dow industrials down 1.7%. the nasdaq and s&p have taken lumps. here's the presents you have been getting. all year the dow, the s&p have been doing so well. will ben bernanke start to taper? that is the good question. a big corporate story to tell you about. t-mobile may be the next target in this big wave of consolidation in the wireless business. sprint is said to be looking at t-mobile in a deal that could be worth more than $20 billion. that's a huge deal, according to "wall street journal." t-mobile stock up about 9% late friday as details were emerging. a deal could come in the first
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half of 2014 according to "journal." so watch that space on the streets. >> $20 billion. >> they will merger monday, maybe. >> monitor everything. >> coming up on "new day," she admitted now pushing her husband off a cliff. back in july, a very different story. we have the police interrogation tapes. you can watch and see how her story got broken down. >> we are also hearing for the first time, a new report of firefighters killed in a fire fighter, it's shedding light on what went wrong that day.
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. >> welcome back to "new day." brain injuries are creeping into baseball. ryan freel played hard in eight seasons but killed himself last year t. family says tests were found in football players with the same fate. this involved kansas city chief belcher. his body was checked for brain injuries. torrential rain leading to serious injury in gaza. more than 600 people had to be evacuated from homes filled with water. in some cases 6-feet deep. many homes can be only accessed
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by boat. dozens more were said to be injured by the flood waters or debris. nearly 2 million live in gaza. secretary of state john kerry insists america not abandon iran. bob levinson was missing since 2007. a report from the associated press and washington post says he was working for the cia. kerry says the levinson issue has been raised at the highest level and the u.s. is trying to verify if he is still alive. new research on the long-term implications of marijuana use. a study in the journal schizophrenia bulletin show teens who smoke pot heavily damage their work structures which damage memory. researchers say a bad memory, working memory predicts poor performance at school and in every day life. extra reason for one minnesota family to celebrate this holiday season. jeff joseph was running in a thanksgiving race when he collapsed. lucky for him, bruce kicker was
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behind him. kicker happens to be an icu nurse who performed cpr keeping joseph alive until an ambulance could get there. the family says if he was any place else in the race, joseph might not have made it. they call their nurse that saved that man's life with apologies to our bruce, bruce almighty. >> that's a deserved bruce almighty. >> exactly right. that's true. you know, your fate was changed, if you will, by the fact that somebody was running near you in a race. >> that's amazing, i love that story. >> you are welcome. >> good stuff for sure. so we are hearing more about how a montana newlywed had her story unwound by police as they investigated her husband's death. he had fallen off the cliff. that was the sole fact. she insisted initially she wasn't to blame a. police recording showed just how her story changed. >> so you walked out, made a call? he was in the garage.
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i got a text saying he was going and he left. >> reporter: it was the story she told police in early july to cover her crime. a crime to which she has now pleaded guilty, shoving cody johnson, her husband of only eight days off a cliff in glacier national park. >> what's going on as far as where he might have gone, who he might be with? >> i got a message saying he was going to go for a ride with his out of town buddies who were visiting. >> reporter: in these newly released tapes, graham stuck to her story and did give police a lead. >> he always told me this one thing, when his friends came to visit, he would take them to glacier mark, um, plains -- >> reporter: she stood by her story and someone told her cody was dead. the e-mail was traced baaing to a computer in graham's parents'
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house. she sent it to herself. at one point in the recording, graham gets comforted by her unwiting mother. >> i just want to go. >> i know, sweetie, they are just trying to cover all grounds. >> it wasn't until the body was recovered that the fbi interviewed graham on july 16th, getting her confession. >> he grabbed my arm and my jacket and i said, no, i'm not going to let this happen, i'm going to defend myself. so i pushed and he went over and then i took off and went home or got my brother and then went home. >> reporter: perhaps the biggest indicator of graham's guilt all along, her own words. according to court document soon after johnson's body was found, a park ranger commented it was in an odd place to which graham replied, quote, it was a place he wanted to see before he died. >> stephanie, thanks, so much for that.
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coming up next on "new day," it was the worst firefighting tragedy in a decade. we are now hearing from them in their own words for the first time just before they were trapped. >> a little techie insight for you. google does the robot, buying the company famous for making machines that can walk, and fight what does a search engine need robots for? this is the quicksilver cash back card from capital one.
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. >> let's go around the world now starting in south africa where
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nelson mandela has been laid to rest. >> reporter: it was in these remote rural hills of the eastern cape that a state funeral was held for nelson mandela and over my shoulder more than 4,000 people came and said good-bye to him. it was a mixture of public and private. in the end, though, it was just a few people, his family and friends worn there at the burial site when he was laid to rest. now on the 11th day after ten days of mourning, both the family and south africa coming to terms with the facts that nelson mandela has gone. back to you. >> robin, thank you so much. now to the vatican where pope frances is speaking out about an allegation coming from the u.s. >> reporter: pope frances is hiring back softly as always at those who accuse him of preaching marxism in remarks published in the italian daily stomper, he stressed caring for the poor has always been church dock tin and when a young boy took frances' skullcap off his
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head saturday the pontiff gently retrieved it underscoring perhaps the so-called people's pope still believes in the very non-marxist concept of private property. back to you, kate. >> all right. ben, thank you very much. and talk about pandemonium in china a. new breeding center there lets you get up close and personal with the animals. >> reporter: wild life conservation groups say china has succeeded in rescuing the giant panda from extinction. we traveled to the brooed breeding center to see the newest generation, 14 baby pandas born there last summer. >> this is the highlight for the breeding center. for a donation, you get to sit next to one of these fuzzy animals, a female who is chowing down on bamboo chutes dipped in honey. you get to hug her. >> reporter: trainers say the
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next big challenge is trying to train these captive pandas to be reintroduced back into the wild. back to you, kate. >> all right, ivan, thank you so up many. cute and cuddly. >> absolutely. this morning, we are hearing a riveting final radio transmission from the elite hot shots. you remember 19 were killed battling a massive wildfire last june. their final moments captured on a camera. the hope is we can learn from what may help lead to that tragedy. george howl has that audio. >> reporter: this is the last picture of the granite mound tony hot spots, a text fire fighter andrew ashcraft sent his wife before the fire that killed him and 18 other firefighters. and now, for the first time, we are hearing the final communications from the hot shots to granite 33, their support group, just moments before fire swept through and left them with no way to escape.
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>> breaking in on arizona 16. >> reporter: listen closely to the audio from an unidentified fire fighter standing at a safe distance whose helmet camera caught the crew's last radio transmissions. >> we've got fire right over here now. >> bravo 33, operation, you copying that air to ground? >> air to ground16, granite mountain, arabia attack, how do you read? >> is granite mountain in a safe zone? >> reporter: they weren't in a safe zone. they fell down a ridge and found themselves cut off by fire. in the audio, you hear what appears to be miscommunication between the hot shots and dispatch. . >> reporter: the hot shot team continues to call for air support. an air tanker to drop fire retardant on their location but it never comes together. their only bet now is to deploy
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their shelters as this fire fighter demonstrates, protective sleeping bag-like shells made with fire resistant material. so now as they make that call -- >> yeah, i'm here with the granite mountain hotshots. we are preparing a deployment site and we are burning out around ourselves in a bush and i'll give you a call when we are under the shelters. >> reporter: in the final few minutes of the audio, the command center informs the hot shots that an aircraft is on the way, but it ends with the men trying unsuccessfully to reach the hotshots on the radio. the worst firefighting tragedy since september 11th. george howl, cnn. >> all right. george, thanks, for that. >> incred poise even in those desperate moments. hopefully, they get to understand better about the protocols in those moments, koorld nate better. i remember indra talking about
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those shelters, how deep they need to be, a horrible thing but important to learn from him. >> let's go back to indra in the weather center to talk about how much snow we actually faced over the weekend. >> for me, enough that i didn't leave the house. i'm the newby here. 4-6 inches of snow. that was a lot. higher amounts in vermont, a good foot-and-a-half is what we saw. i think by now we know more is on the way. if you are on the way, yes, we still have that lake effect snow. erie could see another 3 to 5 inches. lots of lake ontario, that's kind of filing through with the winds over the warm lakes t. rest of us are dealing with this cold air over the next several days. you can see where we should be, in new york and boston as well. looking for highs just into the 20s. that's not changing for sometime. another system making its way in. we kind of want to look for bulls eyes. they will make their way arabia cross a tiny clipper, more snow
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expected late overnight tonight into tomorrow in the northeast or mid-atlantic. still looking for another 2 to 4 inches higher towards maine. we could see another 3 to 5 inches of snow. more to add to the ground. it will stay in this whole cold. >> and colder. >> thank you, indra. so come with me on this one. here's my theory thing. google right, now it has an army of ro bats. what is that story? serious question. why would a search engine need machines that can run and fight? we will sort it out for you after the break. and a stunner in texas, all the cowboys had to do was win this game. they had a massive lead and then it all fell arabia part. we will break it down in our bleacher report next. [ male announcer ] every inch. every minute. every second --
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. >> all right. all right. dallas quarterback tone romo he can be so good but he is dogged by digs he doesn't get it done in the clutch. last night's epic choke didn't help one bit. joe carter explains in this bleacher report. man, oh, man, this was bad, tell us about it. >> reporter: chris, this was an incredible collapse on the part of the dallas cowboys and tony romo. this was the worst loss in the cowboy's 53 year franchise history. it looked like dallas was going to cruise, they were up 23 points in halftime, tony romo was playing like the $170 million man he s. it all looked too easy until the second half
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when they were in meltdown road. tony romo was in a full meltdown mode. he threw two interceptions in the final three minutes. one was turned over. the packers would shock the cowboys with a huge comeback win 37-36. hey, knob 3 in the lineup section on bleacher report.com, the cincinnati bengals took a beating from the pittsburgh steelers and punter kevin huber, he got the worst of it. he gets blind sided. he gets completely leveled on that hit and huber would suffer a broken jaw as a result of that big hit. the steelers would get a must-win over their division rival and remain in playoff contention. obviously, huber probably going to be drinking this christmas dinner. he's the youngest heisman to ever when the arabia ward. just 19-years-old but it was no surprise jamieis winston's name was called. the quarterback won in a landslide by the 7th largest
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margin over. 115 voters left them off their ballots most likely because of the domestic incident he was never charged. he will be the obvious favorite to win next year. more big moments for jamieis winston. florida states for the championship game in early january, which happens to be his 20th birthday as well. >> a lot going on with him this year. >> i tell you what, when you want to physical out why you have injuries in sports, you look at the blow that punter took. it was a helmet right to his face. that was what that game was about. >> we will move onto the robot wars. google may have just taken the lead. buying a company made famous for its energetic dynamic machine. these devices were built for the military. what on earth could goinglet want with them? christine romans is here.
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what's behind the acquisition of boston dynamics? >> this is the 8th robotics company they bought. there is a strategy here for google. it's so interesting some of the things they are doing. you look at boston, specifically what this company does, buy robots. there are a lot of areas in the manufacturing chain in particular where robots can be a good solution. for example, stocking trucks. any part of the distribution channel. assembly, all these things are ripe if you can get the right kind. these are the people behind the driverless carch it was science fiction. now it's closer to reality. >> that is creepy, isn't it? look at it. but it's kind of cool. it's kind of cool stuff. i talked recently to this guy at m.i.t. he said we are on the second revolution of the robots. >> the work force if they take over everybody's jobs. >> i said fast food, for example?
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he said, yes, some of that could be robotics. it could be something more like electronics assembly line. there are some issue for rank and file workers. but the tech following change overall a lot of people are saying is exciting and will be a big boost to the economy. >> you have to remember the assumption. it will take out jobs now. part of that assumption is we will not train for new jobs. that's what gets lost in this debate. we have to get educated. train up, to do jobs like creating these robots. >> google a company that's scouring the planet looking for these companies and start-ups. it's interesting google strategy, i think. >> so is it a possibility much like the drones developing off my package for auntie sue, could they be knocking at my door or are they thinking more automation of the manufacture? >> i think mostly at this point we are talking about the commercial process, right, but
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could you see stocking the shelves or a truck by robot? >> absolutely. >> absolutely. >> it's not that far out. >> they're going over a lot of the problems they had in the ''80s, remember in the ''80s, we were concerned about the robots taking over. >> 60 miles per hour? let's see how fast it goes. right now about my hamspring may be ul pulling there. >> we are talking the future. can it read teleprompters as well? >> no robot can do that. there is a humanity involved there. romans. >> more must-see moments. did you see "saturday night live" taking on the sign language interpreter? they are playing the interpreter and the president. let's take a listen. . >> we seen huge improvements in
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our website. we have had our best people working on it. and while i can't say i that have been entirely thrilled with the results, i'm just relaying that the website has been turned on again. >> does it great, keenan's face was way too expressive to be the guy actually at the memorial. >> he did not emote. >> a must see moment for monday. >> that's good. that's good. all right, coming up on "new day," all it takes is a dollar and a dream. how about a dollar for a chance to win half a billion dollars? that's the megamillions jackpot.
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keeps on growing, we are in it are you in it? >> yes won $25 bucks last time. >> this guy can probably use the money, too. how long u how much damage did edward snowden do when he went off with millions of documents? what might the nsa do to stop leaks in the future. could amnesty be on the table? we'll be right back. ed a car thh and fashionable... especially in my line of work. .
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s. >> this is analogous to a hostage shooter taking 50 people hostage, shooting 10 and say figure you give me amnesty i'll
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let the other 40 go. >> thousand they are saying they are opened to giving him amnesty in return for the secrets he stole. is it far too late for that? breaking the morning, american emirates in court hours ago. he has been held for eight months for what he says was a joke. will he finally be set free? stream sister wives, a reality show about a polygammist family. could it make their lifestyle legal? their lawyer joins us live. >> your "new day" starts right no now. >> welcome back to "new day." it is monday, december 16th. 7:00 in the east. new this hour, amnesty for nsa leaker edward snowden. hold on, the head of a task force looking into the leak told "60 minutes" the idea is worth
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having a conversation about. pentagon correspondent barra star joins us to explain. what's the deal here? >> reporter: good morning, chris, this is an extraordinary development in the world of intelligence the man who runs that task force rick legend has been looking for months now at all of the damage that edward snowden's leaks have caused. he did tell "60 minutes" he believes it is worth having a conversation about, his words, about amnesty for edward snowden. he'd want to see a lot of guarantee snowden is going to down over everything he's got. is it too late? this conversation about amnesty isn't supported by general keith alexander who thinks it is not a good idea. but by all accounts, snowden has taken some 1.7 million documents. so let's read between the lines here. what legend is saying is the damage the potential damage of what may even be to come is so
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great, it's worth trying to bring edward snowden back in from the cold, give him amnesty. most of the administration, however, has no intention of supporting this by all accounts. kate. >> you can understand that, all right, barbara, that conversation will continue. thank you so much for that. this is a story we have been following closely, a parody video posted on youtube was supposed to get laughs, instead it got him thrown in jail. a 39-year-old american has spent the last eight months locked up in the united arab emirates for allegedly breaking the new cyber crime laws. today he tells his story. we are live with more on this latest court proceedings. what came out of today's proceedings, sarah? >> reporter: you know, kate, this case in court today lasted all of five minutes. the judge talked to five men because shazam kasem is one
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person -- cassim was held in 2012. what happened is the judge decide on a new court date a. lot of people looking at family members looking at each other saying, what happened here? and the judge said come back december 23rd. that's all we got from court today except new evidence was apparently handed over to the judge from the defendants. one spoke up and said, look, we have been in jail eight mon months. they are hoping they are getting some sort of answer. there are a lot of people pulling on cassim to try to get him outs of prison. >> this is such a blow for his family. when we spoke to cassim family members. they were hoping their brother, their son, would be let free. clearly not. so how did he look in court? >> you know, i have to say, you know, of all five of the guys that are in jail and have been together for eight months in prison, he actually was very quiet.
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he looked a lot thinner. i didn't actually recognize him from his picture in the video. someone had to point him out. i had to ask, which one is shazam. i didn't recognize him. his hair was longer. he looks a bit low. depressed. he was not waveing at family members. the other four were having conversations with sign language, waveing, smiling at family members, he was quiet, sulen, looking down. i'm sure all were wondering exactly within they might get out. none of them understand why they were put in jail in the first place for what was supposed to be a joke, an innocuous video online landed them in prison. soar fa, it's gone on eight months and at least another week now because december 23rd as i mentioned is their next court date, kate. >> the family said it took five months for what he was charged with. we will follow this very closely. sarah, thank you, so much for that. christmas come early. >> that could be the headline
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for both sides of the political aisle working together tore a change t. house easily arabia provided a bipartisan deal. so now, what about the senate? senior white house correspondent jim arabia costa joins us, tell us, how close are we approval harry read will vote on the budget deal as soon as tomorrow. even though this was passed by a wide margin in the house, it is not expected to be the case in the senate t. no. 2 democrat dick durbin said on one of the sunday talk shows over the weekend, they still need a handful of republican votes to push this thing over the edge. some of the gop votes started to come in on sunday. senior mccain said he will vote for this budget deal a. tea party backed republican, senator ron johnson from wisconsin. he also indicated he is going to support is this deal.
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nowsh members of congress in both the house and the senate are very eager to get this to the president's desk by friday when he heads off on a two-week holiday vacation in hawaii. another reason for urgency and that is because republicans want to keep the focus on obama care. they do not want to re-visit that ghost of shutdowns past, the one that happened last fall. they do not want a repeat of that in 2014, mikaela. >> i don't think eb does. thank you so much for that. let's bring you up to date on the latest news this hour. for the first time, a major league baseball player has been diagnosed with cte, the brain damage found in some football and hockey players. brian freel played eight games in the league and chief linebacker belcher killed himself and his girlfriend. belcher's body has been exhumed to check for brain injury.
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startling revelations. a boston globes investigation shows he may have heard another voice in his head for years and that he told his mother he felt like two people were inside him. the report also says that sstsarnev may have been schizophrenic. william riley wright was struck and killed after he was married. he was helping a motorist when he was struck multiple times by other passing vehicles. the stranded motorist, 42-year-old linda darlington was also killed. that tragic accident remains under investigation. this morning, hollywood mourning the death of 3 legendary movie actors, peter o'toole has died at the age of 81 t. late actor probably best known for his role in the 1960 movie "lawrence of arabia" jill fontaine has died. he was 96.
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she was a hollywood starlet winning an oscar for the alfred hitchcock film "suspicious" and director tom laughlin passed arabia way. he was 82-years-old. big news, if you have beeniching for more "av tar" james cameron says there will be not one, not two, but three sequels. he is hoping to have the first one in theaters by this time in 2016, which would make eight truly blue christmas. the original" avtar" the highest grossing movie ever nearly $3 billion worldwide. >> the technology and how they pulled it off was amazing. >> it was outstanding. now have you three more se questions. >> the story line becked it. it should be easy. >> i think so. >> the ending left it opened. >> a cap for success. >> you would think $3 billion. >> many of you heading out to work this morning, need to dick out your cars, first,
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unfortunately, a big storm crept for the atlantic. it kept many shoppers home. cnn is in a frosty massachusetts this morning with the very latest. good morning, am alexander. >> good morning. it is a cold morning here just outside of boston. kate, we are feeling that arctic chill arabia cross the northeast. even though it has finally stopped snowing. >> that storm moved through over the weekend, from kansas to maine, it dropped more than 16 inches of snow. icy roads were the big problem. they created trouble for drivers from pochlt to massachusetts and the conditions were certainly tough enough to stop holiday shoppers in their tracks. this could amount to big losses for retailers. consumer analysts tell us the storm one week arabia go caused about a half a billion of projected losses for stores. we have to wait to see how much damage this past weekend's storm
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actually did for retailers. the good news is that shoppers often benefit in the end from bad weather. that's when consumers could drop their prices more to lure in holiday shoppers. >> that is particular good news in the state. we are expecting to see more snow tomorrow, chris. >> snow and commerce, going together these days. alexander, thank you very much so. let's follow up only a sander's position. indra, tell us, what will the weather do? let's throw a little commerce into the weather. >> it depends on one day. today is kind of a transition day for most of you. looking for a system, leftover snow there. notice another system back here. we will walk you through this, keep in mind for the bulk, not the big deal, unless are you right around the lakes, where that little wave is going through the ohio valley. 3 to 5 inches around erie and pittsburgh, maybe one or two inches of snow. not really the story again. we are watching the system back
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there impacting most of us tonight and through tomorrow. we have one little hint of a breather, maybe try and clear those roads. >> that next system is making its way through for the mid-atlantic and the northeast. we will get the bulk by wednesday or so, it should be cheering off the coastline. we will be watching how close it goes to the coastline. the valleys are going to go higher. for now, we see lighter in new york city. boston one to three inches. you kind of go farther back to upstate new york, really, all the way towards erie from the two systems. we could take you up to 4 to 8 inches. nothing like the last system. enough that, yes, it's making the roads bad, shopping gets worse. >> i'm out no matter what. >> you didn't build a snowman, you didn't get a snow fort. >> not even that. >> indra is embracing online shopping. cyber monday. >> we know this about me.
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>> thanks, indra. >> let's talk about big money. we could use it, maybe, if you want to do big shopping. the megamillions jackpot has rolled over leaving a jackpot of $550 million up for grabs. tuesday's drawing could bring one of the biggest jackpots in history and it could get even bigger. look at what this all means. - >> it means you have a less likelihood of winning. no one won on friday. now the estimated jacquie pot becomes $550 million. it is likely to rise before tomorrow's big drawing. the lump sum, if you take the lump sum, will you get $295 million. don't get too excited. it's harder than ever. as of october 22nd, megamillions added more numbers to choose from. right? you used to have to match five numbers 1 through 56. now you have to pick 1 through 75 a. big change. and that 6th number, that elusive gold megamillions ball,
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those numbers decrease from 46 to 15. so you have fewer numbersling there. overall, your chances of winning went up from 1 in what 176 million? it moved so fast to a staggering $259 million. you have to wonder exactly how many have won since megamillions changed these rules. zero. no one. no one has won. guess what, if no one wins, lot to officials say the jackpot could easily rise to 1 billion by christmas. that would be the biggest in history. but the bigger it gets, the smaller are your odds. there you go. >> christine, i lover you. >> it's not a personal finance too. it's not a good savings tool. >> who said it's a good savings tool. >> it's a dream. >> you are trying to save money in your wallet. >> what are you, walking around, themming the kids, you will never be a cowboy or an astronaut? >> save your money, you can.
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>>boy, oh,boy, a big smile on her face. you will never when. >> all right. >> she has lotto tickets. that's what her m-o is. >> okay. thank you. >> let it all go arabia way. coming up on "new day," we do have new information on friday's school shooting in colorado. recordings from inside the rampage, moves by student and staff that help contain the situation. an update on the victim and what went wrong to make a teen into a deranged killer. and china planting its flag on the moon in a manner of speaking. the nation's first poon recovery going for a roll on the lunar surface. more on that coming up. >> google bought it.
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. >> we are learning more this morning about the heels of friday's shooting in colorado and what drove a teen to be a deranged killer. one student is fighting for her life after a gunman shot her point blank in the head. we also know the gunman was carrying weapons to the hilt. cnn's casey wian is in colorado.
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>> reporter: she is the lone victim of this rampage. after a weekend of investigating what went on, on friday afternoon, authorities now say it's clear it could have been much worse. >> the cool's going on lockdown and i'm not sure why. >> reporter: dispatch rushed towards arabia rapaho high school following events of gunfire. >> they have one student down. they have shotgun shells. >> it was terrifying because they heard gunshots. >> reporter: 18-year-old karl pierson entered the school, investigators say, bent on revenge. >> everyone that saw him realized he was armed with a shotgun t. individual had a bandalara of multiple rounds of ammunition strapped arabia cross his body. he was also armed with a machete. >> reporter: pierson's target, his debate coach. >> i'm a freshman at arabia rapaho high school in littleton. >> he was suspended from the team in september. >> reporter: he was looking for
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one person in specific. >> reporter: before he could reach his target, eencountered 17-year-old claire davis, shooting her apparently at random point-blank in the head. >> she was an innocent victim of an evil act of violence. >> reporter: now she remains in critical condition at a local hospital. >> reporter: this in no way defines us. >> reporter: at a vigil, students lit candles and their fight song. [ music playing ] >> reporter: and prayed for their friend. >> i know how much she was all you guys and how much this would mean to her. >> reporter: the sheriff now praiseing the school's quick deployment of the shooter protocol and fast action of a deputy closing in on pierson when he fatally shot himself, the ordeal over in 80 seconds. coach murphy hailed as a hero for attempting to lure him arabia way from the school in a rampage. >> it was my strong opinion this individual would not have sit-com to this school armed
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with a shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition had he not intended to use those rounds to injure multiple people. >> reporter: the sheriff is now vowing never to speak the shooter's name again. >> in my opinion, he deserves no notoriety, certainly no celebrity. >> reporter: arabia rapaho hipa. >> what changed in this boy's life that pushed him to make such an evil decision to go into that school? >> an important part of the analysis. every one of these school analysis we have seen a breakdown ignored or not properly managed or not seen that needs to be analyzed. you have to hand it to that teacher who was targeted to try to run away and draw fire.
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>> and that school resource officer who made it quickly to the scene in 80 seconds. >> the young student who said "this does not define us" true, the efforts to learn from it and be better of it, hopefully, are the legacy. >> thanks. we will show you something kind-historic, so far, so good for china's historic space mission to the moon. the six wheeled rover left its lander, it roamed across the lunar surface early sunday morning. it will inspect the moon's surface for the next three months in search of valuable mineral despot pos deposits. on saturday, china became the third country in the world to execute an unmanned soft landing on the moon. how about that? jay rabbit, have you landed. jay, chris, over to you guys.
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>> exactly. thanks, mikaela. coming up next on "new day, request itself the bipartisan public bill sailed through the house t. waters could be a bit rougher there. we will be tracking its progress. later on, a victory in computer for the sister wives of reality tv. what a judge's ruling could mean for legal polygamy. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms.
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>> welcome back to "new day." time for our political gut check of the morning. the house passed a bipartisan deal by an overwhelming majority.
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let's go to john king with the very latest on this. so all eyes on the senate, john. we heard from lawmakers, especially senators why they want to support it. they might not love it. that's the art of compromise. what are you hearing from senators on why they were voting against it? >> kate. you hear a number of complaints, on the republican side, you hear it doesn't allow deficit, or spending above this year's level. some republicans have complained that military personnel have to pay more, so they essentially lose money in the deal. democrats have said it doesn't give them the tax revenues they think are necessary in washington. they don't like the fact it doesn't spend enough in some cases. i ran into three democratic senators, all three preed to give me a list of complaints t. expectation is it will pass. don't expect 90-10 or 80-20rks something closer to 60-40. the expectation is it will pass. >> who cares as long as they get
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it done. let me ask you this the veteran's benefits, why are they taking money for veterans? i feel like we are not hearing enough about it. >> chris, you will hear more about this. this is a part of the structural problem in washington. look at states. look at cities. the problem where the money is. it get very controversial, whether it's state and local pensions or veteran's benefits, either pension benefits or health benefits, as they try to bend the spending arc, those are the programs that everyone has been very timid to touch them because of the politics involved. there is a modest downpayment according to most people ore e here who think you want to go back it again. watch for this, look, this is going to pass. it's not going to end the debate. there will be debates about this going forward about all of those programs. remember, there is a coming debt ceiling debate. this gives you a timeout. no government shutdowns for two years, probably. most likely. it doesn't mean the individual pieces won't be redebated as we
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move into next year. >> that means an election year. paul ryan, one of the architects of this, he said symbolically, he thought it was a good deal to come together to take this threat of a government shutdown off the table. i want your take on what newt gingrich said. he called it mediocre policy, brilliant politics. it doesn't do much in terms of cutting the deficit, the fact that it does take the conversation away from the threat of a government shutdown so republicans in and even numbered 84 can focus on obama care. >> we talked about this last week. >> that has been speaker boehner's biggest selling point. let focus on next year. our biggest weakness is the american people blamed us more for the government shutdown. our own donors don't like it. if we can take that off the table, we set our biggest political vulnerability aside in the election year and we can focus on obama care which the republicans believe is their
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ticket not only to maintaining the majority. republicans think this works for them. on the democratic side, you heard a number of democrats saying, well, if we're not going to be able to essentially get a shutdown, if the republicans aren't going to shoot themselves in the foot, perhaps the economy will pick up steam. >> that will help us. >> that's a slim hope, though, right. they are looking at budget deals now the thing that can help not hurt the economy. bob woodward says the reason this got done is the president wasn't involved. he's a lousy negotiator. why do you think that plays int overall narrative? >> there is some truth to that. i don't know about the lousy negotiator part. you talk to some close friends, they say he has not excelled. he doesn't bring people together, twist arms, sweeten the deal and get it done. at one point patty murray
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leading negotiators, she had conversations with the president and his team and they said, what can we do? she said, "back off. that's what you can do. let me do this. are you not trusted up here. i am. i can get this done." >> and she did. she got it done. we hope they all have a happy holiday season after the vote. >> we will see if something more comes from it. i am skeptical of that. >> there is a reason to be skeptical. it's called history and many years of reporting. >> you have to be hopeful, encourage them. my wife is telling me about what to do with the kid,ing a sen chu what it the positive. >> they say you need to treat lawmakers as they were children. >> if they were my kids, red fannies. >> john, would you like to weigh in on that? >> santa cuomo, i like this a lot. >> santa is italian, everybody knows. here we go! great to see you, john. >> i think the same thing, turn to me for the latest before we get ourselves into any trouble here. let's bring you up to date on
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the latest news. amnesty could be on the table. nsa leak edward snowden tells "60 minutes," it's worth having a conversation about. authorities would need to be certain everything he took would be returned. a violent end to christmas shopping at the high end new jersey mall. an apparent carjacking left a man dead after being shot in the head. -is wife was not injured. police say the pair were walking back to their car in a parking deck when two men confronted them and stole their rang recovery. police are looking for that vehicle. the obama administration saying it's lost credibility with its allies in the middle east, prince turkey al faisal the head of german intelligence, he is upset with syria and dealings with iran. the prince made his comments at a world policy conference in monaco. a frightening bus crash in
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the philly peerngs plunging off the freeway on to a van below, at least 15 people were killed. there with is no word on a cause yet. it was apparently raining at the time and there was heavy, heavy traffic on the highway. some of the injured are said to be in serious condition. that bus company has now been temporarily suspended from operating. get ready for another round of beatel mania. thoin ayre beatel tracbeatle tr should be on tomorrow. they are meant a to protect the copywrite protection from expiring. i know, beatle fans will be snapping those up. my, my. >> coming up on "new day," a big win, sister-wise, a federal judge sides with them, strikes down part of utah's polygamy
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>> wheat emotion, i'm not sure what that has with the snowstorm. you physical it out for us, indra. >> i literally have nothing. good news, we are transitioning between two systems. we are still talking about lots of lake effect snow. tiny pieces of energy through the ohio valley. maybe an inch or so there. for now, we are transitioning. you can see behind you, there is another system on the way. this is what we will be talking about as we go through tonight and tomorrow. we will see a low form off to the coast. this is up with of those guys you have to watch where it forms. if it's closer to the coastline, we get more moisture, where it forms, it talks about how much snow we will get. we will monitor this closely, overnight, mid-atlantic, northeast. you will have snow as far as amounts again. we will get there. it does move off shore by
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wednesday or so. first estimates, this is what we're looking at. one to three inches in new york or boston. jersey could get some as well. we will mo monitor that farther inland. erie, 4 to 8 inches is possible. kind of two systems the first one today that, second one kicking through. otherwise, we are talking cold air t. jet stream dug down. it feels good, it is staying cold, you don't believe me. new york city goes from 28 to 31. so a hint better. either way, we should be in the 40s. boston, below average, adding a little snow into that flare as well. >> i don't know how uconn sen trait with all that going on behind you. >> that was the flare i was talking about. >> there is a lot of flare. you didn't get to see that, though. >> let's take a turn now t. stars of the hit reality tv show "sister wives" are celebrating a. federal judge in utah has struck down key parts of the polygamy law. does this make their lifestyle
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legal. pamela brown is here. >> the bottom line here is this could set an important precedent. you talk court ruling, basically does not allow polygate. it allows them to legally live together in the heavy my mormon state. >> love should multiply, not divide. >> reporter: kody brown gave a victory for polygem. it was ruled unconstitutional late friday. >> we are moving to las vegas in a few days. >> in 2011, brown fled from you that you to nevada along with his four wives and 17. days after their controversial television debut triggered a police investigation. >> i wouldn't be here altogether if we weren't committed. we know the commitment is there. >> reporter: brown sued the state two years ago claiming their privacy rights were violated by the decades old law. now he has a what happeneding 21 reasons to celebrate after a
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utah judge threw out the section prohibiting cohabitation. but the ruling does not make pill game legal. it means families of multiple husbands or wives who live together but don't seek more than one marriage license cannot be prosecuted. >> this is a huge deal. there is work to be done. >> friends of the browns and fellow utah polygamyists shared an overjoyed phone xaul with brown minutes after the ruling. >> kody was joe, we wovenlt i can't believe it. really? he says, we got everything we worked for. >> reporter: not everyone is jumping for joy. russell moore, president of the southern baptist convention said polygamy was outlawed in this country because it was demonstrated again and again to hurt women and. and kody brown released a statement, reads if part, we hope in time all of our neighbors an fellow citizens will respect our own choices as a part of this wonderful country
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of different faiths and believes. meantime, utah's attorney general tells cnn, we will carefully review the ruling and decide whether or not we will appeal. >> jonathan turley is a law professor and more importantly the attorney for kody brown and his four wives. thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning. chris. >> let's deal with the law first. then we'll get to the practice. this ruling unpack it for us. it kind of skirts around the bigamy aspect and goes to the living aspect. tell us about it. >> it makes a lifestyle of polygamists legal in the sense that it is no longer a crime. so lurl families can go out into public and be what they are and represent themselves for what they believe their faith demands. they will not be subject to prosecution. they will not be subject to threats that their children will be taken away from them t. court did what we suggested.
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the judge said that the only way you could be prosecuted in utah is if you have more than one marriage license. that's the conventional bigamy statute. most pole gammists do not have more than one. most have a single marriage license with the state and the rest of their marriages are called spiritual marriages. these are agreements between pthey want to have a pleural family. as of this decision, that is now legal. >> well, interesting, on one level, this was an interesting move for the judge because he kind of gave credence to what laid the ground for same-sex marriage saying this was functionally about the law as opposed to our religion or how you feel about it. then you get to what the broader implications are of this particular policy. a lot of these polygammist marriages, the concern is there is exploitation involved. so what's the concern going forward here? >> reporter: chris the judge talked about that and the
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important thing to remember here is that the brown family was under investigation for two years. the state found no abuses, no imse ceo at all. they are a family with obviously a pleural structure. but they have none of these violations. and you could band monogamy if you start to point to other abuse of marnls, saying, those are bad, therefore, we should outlaw monogamy. that's why this opinion was a real profile of courage for the judge. he said, look, it would have been easy for me to turn them down like other judges, he said it wouldn't be the moral or legal thing to do. it would be wrong. they have a right to privacy. they have a right to follow their religion and the rest of society can't say we're going to declare you criminals because we don't like your choices. >> but because marriage is a legal construct fundamentally, why can't they define it as we only define it as between two people. you can't have multiple parties
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to a marriage. we won't license it. if you do so, it becomes again about a fraudulent license. you can define it. that's what i'm saying. >> that's a valid question t. important distinction we have in this case is the browns never asked for recognition of these marriages. they never asked for the court to issue multiple licenses. most polygamist families don't desire that. they just want to be according to justice brandeis of the supreme court to have the right to be left alone, to make their own choices. whether a state recognizes this or other forms of marriages is an entirely different question. most people in this country can't imagine what it's like to have their government declare their entire fam lay criminal enterprise. >> right. >> simply because they are living in a pleural structure. the other tleng to remember, chris, is this affects beyond polygamyists. it's privacy. >> that's true. we will have to live that another day in terms of what it
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means for people who live together but aren't formally recognized. but advocate the other side for a second here. what does this mean in terms of protecting young women from being exploited and put into situations they shouldn't be in? what does this leave us in terms of rights and remedys to pursue those situations? >> that's an important question. in fact, i should note the browns have been publicly opposed to warren jeffs and others guilty of these abuses. i actually think this decision will help a big deal. one of the reasons polygamyists have been to compounds and live off the radar is because you criminalize their families, by allowing them to be opened, we will be able to detect those abuses more. we will be able to respond better as we do when those abuses occur in monogamous families. i think this will be a great step forward in that sense. >> however, as you well know, professor t. dynamic allows an invitation to abuse that mon
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knowing my may not. you know the areas. i have been there, i have reported on them as well. there is a legitimate risk, fair point? >> there is. there is also that risk in monogamy. you need to remember there is a great variety in pleural relationships. i think people will be surprised as this becomes decriminalized, how many different types of families and relations with ve in this country. it's a part of the fact that we live in a pleuralistic nation with people of different values and life styles. >> we have to see how it plays out. we know the states reviewing it may not be easy. we will follow up on it, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> thank you, chris. coming up next on "new day," he had kind of a life that many dream of. from a quiet start, he became one of the world's most recognizable actors. we will look back at the life of pe tore o'toole coming up next. we are hearing what a montana newlywed told police
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one of the giants of film and theater has passed, actor peter o'toole has 81 years old when he died. o'toole's career spanned over 50 years with unforgettable performances including 19 2's "lawrence of arabia." nischelle turner is here with more on the life and spectacular
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career. >> i was looking for the press photo, those eyes, really blue, blue eyes, remember that, that's what drew you in, exactly, five decades of a career and right after leaving school peter o'toole decided he would start his career as a journalist and photographer at the "yorkshire evening post" and after five years his editor told him try something else. he did, as acting, a screen legend was born. he's considered one of the greats, peter o'toole an extraordinary talent. >> if their function is to reflect the human condition than o'toole did it brilliantly with his highs and lows and his remarkable ability to convey emotion. >> reporter: born in ireland and raised in england, o'toole made his professional debut on the london stage in 1955, before moving to the silver screen. >> i have drunk from it. >> reporter: his biggest triumph was 1962's "lawrence of arabia"
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catapulting him to worldwide stardom and earning him his first oscar nominations. >> why don't you take a picture. >> reporter: lawrence sparked a spectacular string of successful films in the 1960s, including two oscar nominated performances as king henry ii, one in "beckett" and the other in "lion in winter." >> i'll strike you any way i can. >> reporter: o'toole's battle with alcohol addiction during the 1970s nearly ended his career, after giving it up, he made his comeback as a crazed director in "the stuntman" his sixth oscar nominations. >> that screws me up. >> reporter: o'toole mocked his own image as an alcoholic over-the-hill matinee idol, a performance that earned him his seventh oscar nod. no statuettes. at the academy awards the 71-year-old actor received an
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oscar for lifetime achievement. >> i suppose fighting for love makes more sense. >> reporter: o'toole returned to the desert sands where his career began with 2004's "troy." and in 2006's "venus" his portrayal of an out of work actor who becomes obsessed with a younger woman earned him his eighth best actor nominations and cemented his status as a length end dear performer. >> in terms of people who have gone, i've lost a few, and i mess them dreadfully but they're not here. >> reporter: we often talk about hollywood friendships. he said in an interview in 2007 the actor he most enjoyed working with, katherine hepburn and they became lifelong friends. >> imagine being at a cocktail party with those two, the stories they could tell. >> you made a point looking back at his career, the choices, the
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paths that careers take, started off as a journalist, that's what he wanted to do and told him maybe try something else and this career happened after that. >> there's hope for us all, right? second chance at life, and he certainly made the most of it. >> a guy who made it not just because of his looks. he did have those eyes but so many today it's about their look and they basically play themselves or the same character, him, diversity over time, true craftsman. >> lawrence of arabia was so early on and he just sustained and he battled a lot of demons in his life but still sustained. >> thanks, nischelle. >> sure. coming up on "new day," for the first time baseball was called into question for causing the kind of brain injuries associated with football. were they behind one player's suicide? this as a late nfl player is being exhumed, did his head injuries lead to murder? also ahead, muwere lane closures at the world's busiest bridge payback for getting back
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fire, the family of a former player says the effects of hard hits drove him to suicide, the first claim of its kind for that support. will there be more? the the interrogation tapes of the montana newlywed who pled guilty to pushing her husband off a cliff. what do they show about her changing story? >> your "new day" continues right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning and welcome back to "new day," everyone. it's 8:00 in the east. hope you had a good weekend. this morning we are learning more about the 80 seconds of terror inside a colorado high school. the teen gunman well armed with weapons and a grudge critically wounding another student before taking his own life. cnn's casey wian is in centennial, colorado, with much more this morning. good morning, casey. >> reporter: good morning, kate. 17-year-old claire davis' family
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released a statement overnight saying she is actually in a coma, remaining in critical condition at a local hospital. meanwhile, investigators have been looking into the details around this shooting all weekend looking at surveillance tape, and they say it's very clear that this rampage could have been a lot worse. >> the school is in lockdown, i'm not sure why. >> reporter: dispatch recordings, police rush toward arapahoe high school following reports of gunfire. >> be advised at this time we have one student down and they have found shotgun shells. >> it was terrifying because we heard gunshots. >> reporter: 18-year-old karl pierson entered the school investigators say bent on revenge. >> everyone saw him realized he was armed with a shotgun. the individual also had a bandalera of multiple rounds of shotgun ammunition strapped across his body, and he was also armed with a machete. >> reporter: pierson's target his debate coach, tracy murphy.
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>> i'm karl pierson, a freshman out of high school in littleton. >> reporter: murphy suspended from the team in september. pierson encountered 17-year-old senior claire davis, shooting her apparently at random point blank in the head. >> she was an innocent victim of an evil act of violence. >> reporter: now she remains in critical condition at a local hospital. >> this in no way defines us. >> reporter: at a vigil students lit candles singing their fight song. ♪ we got the spirit of arapahoe ♪ >> reporter: and prayed for their friend. >> i know how much she loves all of you guys and i know how much this would mean to her. >> reporter: the sheriff praising the school's quick deployment of its active shooter protocol and the fast action of an on catch us deputy closing in on pierson when he shot himself. the whole ordeal over in 80 seconds. authorities hailing coach murphy as a hero atectempting to lure
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pierson away from the school during the rampage. >> it is my strong opinion this individual would not have come to the school armed with a shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition had he not intended to use those rounds of ammunition to injure multiple people. >> reporter: the sheriff is now vowing never to speak the shooter's name again. >> deserves no notoriety and certainly no celebrity. >> reporter: arapahoe high school will remain closed today and tomorrow. teachers and students will be coming back to retrieve their possessions later on this week. no word yet on when class also actually resume. it's clear it's going to talk a long time for this community and this high school to recover from yet another tragic shooting. chris in. >> casey, strong message there from the head of that school saying no reason to mention this person except to understand what went wrong and celebrate those who kept it from becoming even worse. different story for you now, baseball, under the microscope for a certain head injury after a medical exam found damage in
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the brain of brian friehl. the damming was related to concussions we usually see in football players. elizabeth cohen has more from the cnn center in atlanta. how do we square the findings and make this connection? >> you make the connection because even though you don't think of baseball as being a high collision sport like say football or ice hockey, as long as there are any collisions, no athlete is immune. ryan friehl played baseball without fear, diving after balls and crashing into walls. in his eight-year major league baseball career, friehl estimated he had suffered ten concussions but his family says the real number may be even higher. after friehl took his own life last year his family gave permission for a team of researchers at boston university to examine his brain for signs of cte, or chronic traumatic
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encephalopathy, a form of brain damage found in football players like junior seau, mike webster and dozens of others. sunday friehl's family announced ryan suffered from cte, making him the first major league baseball player to receive that diagnosis and possibly explaining the years of depression and erratic behavior leading up to his death. >> important cases like fry an freel make a difference because it is showing us that you don't need to have the kind of hits that we see in football or in hockey or in other real collision sports. you just need a lot of brain trauma it seems. >> reporter: and another high profile suicide, one year ago this month, kansas city chiefs player jovan belcher shot his girlfriend before driving to the team's practice facility and turning the gun on himself. the belcher family tells the
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"kansas city star" they, too, suspect cte and on friday belcher's body was exhumed so his brain can be examined. cte can only be diagnosed after death analyzing brain tissue. experts say examining one year after internment may or may not work. >> our brains are really important to us and we can't keep hitting them the way that we have been, so that doesn't mean stop playing these great sports. it means trying to reduce the amount of head trauma from an early age all through every level of play. >> major league baseball did release a statement. they said they met personally with freel's family and expressed to them our feelings about ryan and discussed mlb's continued efforts to provide a safe environment for players," and they pledged to remain proactive on concussions and head injuries.
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chris, kate, michaela, back to you. >> thanks so much, elizabeth. as you well know, christmas is right around the corner. have you gotten all of your shopping done over the weekend? if you live in the northeast the weather made it that much more of a challenge to pull off with nine shopping days left until the holiday retailers are hoping for a late push to make up for what mother nature took away. straight to alexander field in massachusetts where many are still digging out from the storm. good morning, alexandra. >> reporter: good morning, kate. digging out takes some muscle because it's more than snow, there's ice out here, too, salt and sand trucks are treating the road for trouble spots and already more snow in tomorrow's forecast. an arctic chill is blasting the northeast, this on the heels of the thousand-mile storm that socked states from kansas to maun main, where temperatures have been stuck below freezing. icy conditions outside of boston sent a car kareening off the road, in missouri, one person
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was killed when a car slipped off an interstate. the weekend long storm started in the midwest, blanketing chicago, then burying parts of pennsylvania in ten inches of snow. >> they've got plenty of salt, the back roads are starting to stick a little bit. looks like it's coming down pretty good now. >> reporter: it left its biggest mark in maine where more than 16 inches fell but the consequences of this storm may have a wider impact in the middle of the holiday shipping season, fedex says winter weather and high winds have caused major disruptions at the company's memphis, tennessee, hub, that could delay shipments across the country and a week before christmas the mix of snow, sleet and ice was fierce enough to stop most shoppers during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. >> when the last storm hit retailers saw a 15% drop in store traffic and almost half a billion dollars of lost revenue because no one was going into the stores and shopping. >> reporter: after this weekend's storm, holiday shoppers were back on snow cord roads trying to make up for lost
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time. >> christmas shopping, yeah, definitely, and i figured they're always really good about plowing out this parking lot. >> reporter: the parking lot at this massachusetts mall was packed when the snow finally stopped falling, and although more snow is expected tuesday, retailers are hoping shoppers won't be deterred. >> i think people can still function, drive slow, be careful. >> reporter: while the stores will worry about more snow it can turn out to be a good thing for buyers. consumer analysts say we should expect to see stores dropping their prices in order to make up for weather related losses so good news for procrastinators. >> that's alexandra. here on "new day" we attack washington when they deserve it and we praise when do, like now. the house approved with overwhelming support a bipartisan budget deal in order to avoid a government shutdown. next up the senate and there is some noise but seems the work of the people is about to get done. white house correspondent jim
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acosta joins us to explain. don't harsh on it, jim. how are we looking down there? give us a little nod toward the optimistic. >> it's a season of miracles, right, chris? that's right. senate majority leader harry reid filed for a cloture vote to get the process going, to get the votes started on the budget deal as soon as tomorrow so that is an encouraging sign, as we all heard last week, the house of representatives did pass this budget deal by a wide margin, that is not expected to be the case in the senate and the number one democrat dick durbin said they need a handful of republican votes to push this thing over the edge but some of the gop votes are starting to come in, senator john mccain said on cnn "state of the union" that he will vote for this budget agreement, and one thing that the members of congress want to do this week, they want to make sure that they get this passed in time by friday, get it to the president's desk because he's expected to go on this two-week vacation to hawaii that he goes on every year with his family so they want to get this out of the way and move on to
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that, but another reason for the urgency, republicans want to avoid a repeat of the government shutdown that they had last fall. they want to keep the focus on obamacare, heading into next year's midterm elections. michaela in. >> jim acosta reporting for us, thank you so much. the head of the nsa task force that's looking into the fallout of the edward snowden leak says amnesty may be on the table. he tells information snowden took is a road map of what we know and don't know. if amnesty is offered they need assurances all the data he took can be secured. john kerry says the u.s. has not abandoned robert levinson held in iran for nearly seven years. levinson went missing back iin 0 in 2007. it was reported last week that he was there on a rogue assignment. senator john mccain says it may be time to reassess the oversight of intelligence
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agencies. a scary carjacking at a high-end new jersey shopping mall has left a man dead, shot as he and of his wife got into their range rover. police say two men confronted them, opened fire and stole their vehicle. police are looking for the shooters and that stolen car. senator john mccain telling anti-government protesters in the ukraine the u.s. supports their cause, protesters want the country to forge closer ties with europe, critical of the official's use of force against campaigners adding the u.s. could take action and consider individual financial sanctions against authorities found responsible for violence against demonstrators. santa-con visited new york city this weekend. you might have seen it happen, where people dress up like st. nick but act more like sinners, lots of boozing, partying and some cases some fighting.
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yeah, it's santa on santa crime. the nypd says no arrests were made. we went out for dinner on saturday with some friends, we encountered many of the santas from santa con, and we were crossing, the plsnow was happeng and crossing an intersection and there was discarded santa clothing, and i kept wondering how did they come to part with their santa clothing? >> now you know. >> now you know. i saw santas, i saw trees, elves, reindeers, all over the place. >> they were everywhere. it was a mess. >> drunk fool in the santa suit, you know what you still have? >> a drunk fool. >> you can't identify anyone if anything goes wrong. halloween you know who's who. grinch, i know, i know, but think about it, right? on that lovely note, we're talking about snow today, not a
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big system, maybe three to five inches around erie, leftover lake-effect snow and a little in the ohio valley. you can see on the radar not a lot going on. today is that transition day between two systems. there is one we just talked about and notice back here another system starting to develop. so this is what we're going to be watching especially overnight tonight in through tomorrow for the ohio valley and making its way into the mid-atlantic and northeast tomorrow. where does this low form, it forms off the coastline and depending on where it forms it will change how much snow we get and where that snow goes. we'll have to continue to monitor it, the general thing is yes overnight tonight in through tomorrow kicking out of here by wednesday. that's the big picture. as far as what we're expecting now the current models in the positioning of the low, one to three inches new york city, one to three inches for boston, the two systems around erie, four to eight inches is possible. we know it's cold, the jet stream, in case you didn't know, still here and talking about this cold pattern, it is here to
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stay for several more days. new york city talking about 28 degrees, that is your high when you should be in the 40s, buffalo, talk about 17 today, that does not feel good, even d.c. 35 when you should be feeling like 46 degrees. you on my page with the santa con process, you get it in. >> she's afraid of snowmen, santas and other things. >> i'm seeing a pattern. >> is it intelligent, yes. is it a little cynical, yes, it is. >> but i'm with you either way. >> you can't live everything in fear, indra. if you're afraid of santa the list goes on and on. >> on and on. coming up on "new day," they are calling it bridgegate, did new jersey governor chris christie okay the closing of lanes on george washington bridge as political payback. the montana woman who admits to killing her new husband caught lying to cops about the incident. we have the tapes from her interrogation coming up.
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welcome back to "new day." a little political intrigue for you or not. you decide. new jersey governor chris christie is trying to quiet questions over whether politics was behind closed lanes on the george washington bridge. democratic lawmakers say he closed the lanes to punish new jersey's mayor to refuse to encourse christie.
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kate zernicky is a ronner with "new york times" and covering this story and joins us, did i say your name even close? >> you did. >> you deserve the respect for taking on this issue. what do you see? >> i see a governor, certainly a culture around the governor that is really aggressive, really hard charging saying we're going to win this election no matter what. he was going to win the election and probably in a landslide but he wanted democratic mayors to come along with him so he could run for president and say i got this bipartisan support, no other governor or republican candidate will be able to do this. he was leaning on the mayors to do this. i think there was sort of a feeling in the campaign if if mayors were not going along we could put pressure on them. i don't know if the governor specifically said close the lanes on the bridge but wouldn't mind if the port authority leaned on the mayor a bit. >> beyond just the region on this one specific issue of the lane closures, why does this
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matter? you talk about spoo eaking to potential vulnerabilities taking on a presidential run. >> chris christie was taking the youtube video, taking on a teacher and the teachers union, he was known for being a bully, so a lot of people i think like that. you can only push that up to a certain point. i think the vulnerability of christie is does he take the bullying too far? do people see this new jersey thug running for president and think we don't want that hand on the red button. >> what do you think? >> do i think he's a bully? >> does he take it too far? >> i think he tries to moderate. i think he was trying to moderate it friday during the press korns but in some ways he can't help himself. he's a fighter. >> he says "we're going to turn the page on this" trying to force getting over it, but do you think it's going to go away or do you think this is going to turn into something more substantive in. >> i think, there are still
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seven subpoenas out from the new jersey state legislature to port authority and christie officials for e-mails and we'll continue to see hearings and it's a great story for reporters so we'll all try to keep it alive as long as we can. >> politicians hate reporters. it's easy to subpoena. do we have any proof linking to him in any significant way? i believe the suggestion to the answer is no. >> no. >> the idea that he is a bully is a little bit of a spin, right? because i think many people who like him say he's not a bully. he fights against you people in the media and those who are unraveling agendas for their own need and he won't take it and that's why we love him, different from being a bully, no? >> i said in my piece on saturday, there aren't many states in the united states where pollsters ask do you think your governor is a bully, that doesn't happen in connecticut. >> true. >> what people say in response to those polls is no, a lot of people think he's a bully but the majority say we think he's a
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fighter, not a bully. that's one issue. there is nothing strictly, directly tying him to the lap clo lane closures. two people ordered this done secretly, those people are close political advisers to the governor, worked on his campaigns, they've been friends for a long time so it's not unreasonable to suggest this was within the christie world. >> is there evidence there was a traffic study going on? >> yes. >> is it something they've been looking at, to get down to brass tacks? >> well, two things. one, you can do the traffic study without closing the lanes. they have counters and ez pass lanes to count the number of cars through. the executive director of the port authority said there was no traffic study produced so maub they can say there was a traffic study but nothing ever showed up with the answers >> if we want to telescope this what this means if he takes a step onto the next stage, i would argue he's already on that stage, say there's a step involved, what is the insight as a journalist into how he deals
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with these questions. we see a whole range of how politicians either kind of step up or fall back. what do you see in him? >> i think again on friday in the press conference when we announced the second resignation he was pains, i'm not a bully, i'm friendly, i'll lavish my explanations, be really nice to reporters so that's what he's going to try to do more, moderate his owntone a lull bii. >> a good lesson. >> you can't get him for this thing but there's an allegation and suggestion and enough people talking about it to justify the continuation of the story, may be unfair, frustrates people but it's the nature of the game. how you deal with it is what decides the duration. give the governor one thing he does not back away. he may put a smile on, sometimes a frown and not backing down and that rimes, so it's a great slogan. great to have you here and what do you think? you're hearing the discussion, weigh in, please. tweet us with #newday.
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there a little bit. welcome back. it's monday, december 16th. you remember the hot shots killed over the summer in arizona, they were like soldiers fighting a meriless enemy calling for an air strike that never came. hear their final radio transmissions as people learn how to better communication in the situations and hopefully save people the next time. also ahead on "new day," rob reiner is joining us, directed some of our favorite flicks, and he is back in front of the camera and a new martin scorcese movie and maybe we'll try break some news about a new "spinal tap" movie maybe. 30 years later, isn't it time to get the band back together? we'll talk about that. >> no cameos from chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. five things to know for your new day, new questions over brain injuries in sports, a baseball player for the if, time has been diagnosed with cte, after committing suicide.
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the head of the nsa task force looking into the edward snowden leaks saying the revelations could put the u.s. at risk but offering snowden amnesty is worth having a conversation about. the 17-year-old victim in friday's school shooting in colorado is in a coma and remains in critical condition. claire davis was shot after a classmate opened fire at arapahoe high school in that state. the senate could be a tough sell for a bipartisan budget deal that easily passed in the house. democrats are warning they do not have the votes yet. and how about this, at number five, "family guy" fans rejoice, brian the dog is back, resurrected in last night's episode, through a twist of fate involving a time machine. how they killed off stewy's time machine, initially killed off a few weeks back, these are the things that matter at "new day." be sure to go to newdaycnn.com for the latest. >> i knew he'd be coming back, i
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said it when we first report it. >> we don't have the tape but we'll rerack the tape. >> it was you. i know it's the 16th, my kid's birthday it was in the prochter and i read it, save yourself the scrutiny for what comes next. we are going to show you the interrogation tapes that reveal this situation, a montana newlywed first told police that her husband had simply disappeared, that she wasn't to blame, but now police recordings show just how her story changed. cnn's stephanie elam has more. >> walked out, made a call or something, i don't know if he made a call he was in this the garage and i got a text saying he was going and he left. >> reporter: it was the story jordan graham told police in early july to cover her crime, a crime to which she has now pleaded guilty, shoving cody johnson, her husband of only eight days off a cliff in glacier national park. >> what's going on as far as
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where he might have gone or who he might be with? >> well, i got a message saying that he was going to go for a ride with some of his out of town buddies visiting. >> reporter: graham stuck to her story two days after johnson disappeared but she did give police some leads. >> he always told me this one thing is, when his friends came to visit, he would take them to glacier park, plains or hungry dam. >> reporter: she stood by her story but also said she got an e-mail from someone named tony who told her cody was dead. >> seems kind of sketchy. >> yes. >> reporter: the e-mail was traced baaing to a computer in graham's parents house. she sent it to herself. at one point graham gets comforted by her unwitting mother. >> i just want to go. >> i know, sweetie, they're just trying to cover all grounds. >> reporter: it wasn't until after johnson's body was recovered that the fbi interviewed graham on july 16th,
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getting her confession. >> he went to grab my arm and jacket and i said no, i'm not going to let this happen and i'm going to defend myself. so i kind of walk off and i pushed and he went over. >> reporter: perhaps the biggest indicator of guilt all along her own words. according to court documents soon after johnson's body was found a park ranger commented to graham it was in an odd place to which graham replied "it was a place he wanted to see before he died." stephanie elam, cnn, los angeles. >> thank you, stephanie, for that. coming up next on "new day" it's the last radio transmission before 19 arizona firefighters were killed, combating one of the deadliest wildfires in u.s. history. what the recording reveals about the hot shots' final moments. are you ready? this is spinal tap, princess bride, "stand by me," all thanks to thetallettes of rob reiner
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fascinating story. much more fascinating than the weather because it stays the same, snow, cold. you got no variables for us. i'm looking at the map. you are very interesting. if it weren't for you i don't know how i could look in that direction. >> it is boring unless you're seeing lake-effect snow. few people not getting a break today, erie, syracuse, still another three to five inches is expected today. even the ohio valley maybe an inch or so, tiny little piece of leftover energy does move through the area. on the big picture, very mild day, kind of that transition day between the two, looking at the ohio valley, we already showed you but notice back here you see a little something. let's talk about what we're expecting here, a little clipper will make its way through and a local develops off the east coast. this is key, all about where does it develop, how close to the coastline? why does that matter? depends on how much snow you get and go w.h.o. gets that snow. by tomorrow, overnight and tomorrow morning in the mid-atlantic, northeast looking for that snow and expected to
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pool offshore by wednesday or so. as far as the amounts, the current models and positioning of that low, one to three inches for new york and boston. if it forms lower, jersey could see snow for now, you do not have it in the current models and around erie with the two systems combined four to eight inches so a lot of snow off of the lakes. otherwise the cold story we talked about this, we know it's cold but everyone is asking is it going to stay that way? of course it is. you're talking about chelly temperatures well below normal, 28 degrees in new york city, buffalo 17, can't find any place that looks good. detroit 19 degrees. the chill is here to stay, more snow on the way but you like this. perfect. voila. >> nobody likes it but at least you have a rainbowy type color scheme. >> i got a little upside, wanted you to smile when you looked at it? >> it's not even winter yet. >> yes it is. >> ways to go. >> thanks, indra. you're about to listen to
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the harrowing final words of the elite firefighters who lost their lives battling an airs aurz woou arizona wildfire this summer. they were forced to hide under protective shelters and the investigation shows apparent communication issues between the squad and the command center. cnn's george howell has this story. >> reporter: this is the last picture of the granite mountain hot shots, a text firefighter andrew ashcraft sent his wife before the fire that killed him and 18 other firefighters, and now for the first time we're hearing the final communications from the hot shots to granite 33, their support crew, just moments before furze swept through and left them with no way to escape. >> breaking in on arizona 16, granite mountain hotshots we are in front of the flaming front. >> reporter: listen closely to the audio from an unidentified firefighter standing at a safe distance whose helmet camera
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caught the crew's last radio transmissions. >> twe've got fire right over here. bravo 33, operations, you copy that on air to ground? >> air to ground 16, granite mountain, air attack, how do you read? >> is fwrgranite mountain still there? >> reporter: they weren't in a safe zone, they found themselves cut off by fire, in the audio you hear what appears to be miscommunication between the hotshots and dispatch. >> operations bravo 33. >> air attack, granite mountain 7. >> reporter: the hotshot team continues to call for air support, an air tanker to drop fire retardant on their location but it never comes together. their only bet now is to deploy their shelters as this firefighter demonstrates, protective sleeping bag like shells made with fire resistant
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material. listen nows that they make that call. >> yeah, i'm here with the granite mountain hotshots, our escape route, we are preparing a deployment site and we are burning around ourselves in a brush and i'll give you a call when we are under the shelters. >> reporter: in the final few minutes of the audio, the command center informs the hotshots that an aircraft is on the way, but it ends with the men trying unsuccessfully to reach the hotshots on the radio. the worst fire fighting tragedy since september 11th. george howell, cnn, chicago. >> the hope is that by hearing the tapes not only do we remember the poise of these men under such horrible circumstances, but that they'll be able to analyze the situation and figure out how it could be done differently the next time. >> absolutely right. we'll take a break. we keep teasing rob reiner is here. you know why? he's a great get, that's why and in one of the most anticipated films of the year.
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>> we all said the words at home, you said it along, didn't you, the folks on "new day" you saw that scene. the man we have to thank for it, rob reiner who brought us that hit as well as "when harry met sally" you can quote that one, too "a few good men" and of course this is "spinal tap" this christmas the famed director is back on the screen starring in "the wolf of wall street." >> $30,000 in one month, jordy? huh? >> the business expense. >> jordy, look what you got here. $26,000 for one dinner! >> no, no, this could be explained. dad, with he had clients, we had the pfizer clients. >> the porteren house from argentina. >> expensive champagne. >> we had to buy champagnes and tell him about the sides. >> sides, $26,000 worth of sides?! what are they sides, they cure cancer? >> the sides did cure cancer that's the problem, that's why they were expensive. >> shut up. >> i know. >> stop. >> and the man himself, mr. rob
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reiner joins us this morning, it is such a delight to see you on the screen and i want to ask, what is the choice for you and how does the choice come to get in front of the camera? is it marty scorcese calling you saying rob i need you? >> march sin scorcese says i need you, you go. he's one of the greatest filmmakers of all-tile. he called me you'll be leonardo dicaprio's father i said maybe i'm a lot more handsome than i think i am, and i'm not as bald as i am. >> you play a father. >> yes, i do. >> but to a flawed character, something that martin scorcese is stellar at focusing on, the challenge of playing father to this stockbroker who bilked a bunch of people out of millions of dollars. >> it's a true story. everything that happens in the film happened to jordan belford and he talks openly about it. as a father and playing a father it's like watching your kid run into the street and about to get
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hit by a car and you can't pull him out and it's frustrating. i tried to rein leo in, in the film but to no avail. it is excess upon excess, and it really is a morality tale and the epitome of what we saw as a result of deregulated capitalism and financial markets allowed to do whatever they wanted. >> and it's a long movie, too. >> yes, it's a little under three hours, but it works. i was surprised at how funny it is. i knew it was going to be funny but it is really funny, and there's a scene where leo dicaprio and jonah hill take quaaludes together that i put up with any block comedy i've seen in a movie, it's as funny a comedy scene i've seen. you see leo dicaprio try to get in his car. >> what can you go wrong when you take quaaludes? >> one of our colleagues told us not a half hour ago off camera
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this is her favorite movie of the year. she's a tough critic. >> it's very entertaining, and what marty does is he takes, he makes the character the story. there's not this kind of, you know, he doesn't put together a film with obvious kind of story and plot points. he invests in the character and that character becomes the story, and it's brilliant. >> two-part question for you. when you're acting -- dpsh. >> ooh an essay question. >> you also go to school as a director watching the choices marty makes versus what you would do. is this the movie for leo? everyone says it's great. do you believe this movie may get him the winner title when it comes to the big award? >> i never know about awards. i never know who gets awards. there are so many good actors out there. i think what they should do, they say it's an oscar race, right? i think they should just announce the nominees and literally have them run. >> like a cannonpaul run. >> whoever gets it gets the oscar.
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>> do you go to school on watching the directorial decisions made? >> you do, as a director you don't get to see other directors, on your own set. when i get an opportunity to be on a set with martin scorcese who like i said is one of the great directors of all-time, you observe, watch how he works. the one thing that all directors love to do, create an atmosphere that allows you to play, that allows you to, brings your best out in the scene, and then i watch how gutty he is, and daring. he goes right out on the edge, and i am not as gutsy as he is. >> what? >> you introduce rodents of unusual size to american culture? >> we must ask you about "princess bride" it is our favorite movie, it's a great story, because we started quoting it together during our screen test. did you know "the princess bride" would be such a success? >> no. you never know. when the picture came out,
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nobody knew how to market it. we didn't have a trailer, we didn't have a one sheet. we basically went out there and people over the years have found it, you know, which is wonderful. >> they continue to do so. >> and i love the fact that parents who were little kids when they first saw it are now grown up and showing it to their kids. it's a great pic. >> "spinal tap" another one, did you know it was going to be what it was, this cult classic? cult favorite? >> no. when i first made "spinal tap" we previewed it in dallas and people came up said i don't understand, why would you make a movie about a band nobody's ever heard of and one that's so bad? >> why not? >> do something about the beatles or the rolling stones. no, we never knew and over time it has gained -- >> reunion? reunion? >> reunion, you never know, but i love this, you know, elon musk invented the tesla, no emissions car, and the volume in the tesla goes up to 11, which i love, you
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know, you love the pictures. he actually put it in the car. >> you know what? we could talk to carl -- i almost called you your dad. say hi to your dad. >> when i was 8 years old i wanted to change my name to carl, yes. >> me, too. >> "the wolf of wall street" in theaters christmas day, we could sit here and talk to you the rest of the show. good to have you with us. >> best for the holidays to you and your family. >> you, too. coming up on "new day," 80 families, some 20,000 in layaway bills and one modern day santa at the middle of all of it. see what he did to become part of "the good stuff" straight ahead. a subaru...
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you're going to love today's "good stuff" but first let's take it to the couch. that's where we like to do "the good stuff" and in the commercial that you'll see -- >> the truth is when i graduated from college and started reporting i was just doing my best ron burgundy impression, everyone was there, the mustache, the suit, the whole persona. >> ron burgundy literally tried to poison me. >> i heard he suggested building a wall in berlin just so he could deliver the news, when it was knocked down. >> real actual poison, where do you even buy poison. >> that's what makes him who he is, the most legendary news anchor in history. >> we had a lot of fun doing that. wolf and cooper, so great with their deadpan. >> wolf is good at deadpan. >> i had to do like a million takes and my story is true, a guy actually did have this very
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painful relationship with ron burgundy. >> another time in your life. >> we'll leave it alone now. time for "the good stuff" in today's edition, 80 florida families will have a happier holiday thanks to one man. >> he was running so fast. >> that's walmart assistant manager deb davis, she was amazed when a man came up to the counter, started paying off layaways and wouldn't stop. by the time he was done, he'd wracked up $20,000 on a layaway balance of 80 families. the obvious question? why did he do it? >> he had heard a lady out in one of the aisles talking about how she needed to pay off our layaway but she didn't think she was going to be able to take care of all of it this year and so he just walked back here and started in. it's crazy. >> a contagion of courtesy. we've since identified the layaway angel, local finance planner greg parrot, he was in
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walmart buying bikes for toys for tots. it was a little while before his beneficiaries found out what happened. when they did -- >> tears, surprise. i mean i thought, there was one lady that actually, after she cried, she had to sit down because we thought she was going to faint. >> my goodness. >> this time of year, we hear about layaway angels but this was unusual the spontaneity, the scope, so many families. >> $20,000. >> and of course the spirit of it. he had the money, buying bikes for toys for tots. one of the reminders there is a lot of good out there. >> and it's infectious. i bet it inspired those people to do something of their own size >> it doesn't need to be a $20,000 thing, it can be a small thing. >> a warm cup of coffee. >> you don't have to have a big wallet to have a big heart. >> true. >> mr. parody, thank you for being part of "the good stuff" and being the layaway angel. a lot of news this morning, get you over to "the newsroom" and ms. carol costello. >> i like that respect, thanks chris cuomo. that a great day, guys.
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"newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com jeerks happening new in "the newsroom," public enemy number one, edward snowden and the gold mine of national secrets he stole. >> it is the keys to the kingdom. >> the head of the snowden nsa task force says amnesty should be on the table. >> so my personal view is, yes, it's worth having a conversation about. also, revenge at a colorado high school, stunning new details about the shooter. >> whenever you get angry you're just like i want to shoot everyone up. >> reporter: then he brought a gun to school. still friends say he was a good guy. >> that's what hurts the most is he wasn't a villain. plus ryan freel. >> i'm not sure ryan thought that his problem was concussions at all. >> reporter: this morning, the first major league baseball player diagnosed with

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