we are starting with breaking news out of russia. another deadly explosion, the second in as many days. this morning, a bus was blown up killing 14 people, just a day after 17 people died if a plast at the main train station there. this raises concerns for the security of the upcoming winter games. in is why. look at the map. sochi is a few hundred miles away from those bombings. diana. >> reporter: that's right. it's 39 days and counting until the winter olympics. now the russian president ordered a massive height of security after a massive terror onslaught on that southern russian city. the terror attacks in the city less than 24 hours. this morning in morning rush hour. more than a dozen killed.
authorities say the blast if work after a suicide bomber. possibly detonateing his device towards the back end of the bus where the damage seems worse. many on board were students. this is exam time if russia. among the injured, a baby if serious condition. >> that follows another attack sunday on the main railway station. 17 people were killed in that blast. authorities say that was also the work of a suicide bomber. these attacks come less tan six weeks before the start of the winter games if sochi, which is around 400 miles southwest of the city. president putin ordered the highest amount of security around the games. have been fighting an islamist insurgency not far from sochi. in july, russia's most wanted
man a czechist extremist threatened to unleash maximum force. the u.s. state department has a $5 million reward out for him. they believe other attacks are entirely possible. >> i think if we don't see an attempt on the olympics, i'd will surprised. >> reporter: terrorists may not be able to strike there, they are proving themselves more than capable of spreading maximum fear ahead of the games, themself, targeting other cities in the region with deadly results. and, john, we've just had an update from the health ministry of the 27 people injured in today's blast, three are in extremely serious condition, one of which is that little baby boy, who we are hearing is in a coma with multiple skull injuries. >> a huge concern weeks away from the olympics. we will be speaking about this
in a little bit. meanwhile, in the northeast, you may want to stay indoors. i have a sobering map to look at here, this is an arctic blast that is set to blanket a huge part of the region for new year's eve. that's like over half the country, it's really, really cold, temperatures could take a huge tumble and snow may even be in the picture. jennifer grey is in for indra petersen, jennifer, it looks cold. >> oh, yeah, it is very cold. in fact, there are wind chill advisories in effect across the northern plains. look at the, international falls feeling like 36 degrees below zero. this is the wind chill. when you have the temperature, you factor in the wind. so folks are urged to stay indoors. this is a dangerous cold where frostbite could set in, just in a matter of minutes. so very cold across the north. >> that cold air isn't going to go anywhere any time soon. we will see temperatures at 15 to 16 degrees below formal even if chicago with a high temperature today of 17 degrees.
new york city at 37 today. only about 2 degrees below normal. then as we get into the sec half of the week, that very cold air is going to push into the nor northeast. so if you are ringing in the new year, here in new york city, temperatures will be around 36 degrees by 9:30. 32 by mid-night. stand figure time's square with the wind chill it will feel like 14 degrees here in the city. so a very, very cold few year for not only the north but also the northeast. . >> you can snugle up to a million of your closest friends. white christmas.ways want a - . we are particular about not having a white new year's eve. an interesting conundrum. right now, we turn to insurance cover o coverage for those of you who signed up. officials are offering a welcome surge, still good news but a way
away from where they feed to be. athena jones is up late in honolulu, up very early or very late i can't decide. >> reporter: good morning, health officials say this welcome surge was possible because the federal exchange, healthcare.gov is now working a lot better after that disastrous rollout in october. health cac healthcare.gov may be finding its stride. with nearly a million of those coming this month alone. >> it changes my life. >> reporter: people like lauren ricin, a 27-year-old marketing director from mcclain, virginia who suffers from crohn's disease, she ran into trouble on the website. starting january 1st, her premium is dropping from there are 1,300 a month to $400. >> it gives me the option to possibly finally move out of my
parent's house at age 27. >> the government will release more complete number, including for medicaid an state-run markets next month this latest activity puts overall enrollment on pace for this bold prediction before christmas. >> i now have a couple million people, maybe more, who will have health care on january 1st. and that is a big deal. >> reporter: what is not clear is how many people may not have coverage january 1st due to problems with the site the government has worked overtime to fix. not everyone is celebrating the numbers. california republicans darrisiss too many people will be getting subsidized care. >> 1 million on subsidized health care in many case, probably another million getting on medicaid as a result of obamacare and 6 million people who had plans they liked were thrown off of it, i don't think there is anything to celebrate.
>> reporter: while the surge if enrollment is good news for the obama administration, it will likely fall short of the goal to sign up 3.3 million people by january 1st. those who missed last week's deadline have until january 15th to start for plans that start february 1st. open enrollment ends march 31st. now this week the white house will be working with democratics from outside organizations to collect and share the stories of people who are going to be getting health coverage because of obamacare. we are also going to be hearing from high profile supporters like health and human services like kathleen sebelius. they will be tweeting about the benefits of the health care law. back to you, john. >> ocean front in hawaii, i appreciate it. mile meanwhile, lawmakers are fighting back over benghazi in a block buster new report the new york times says al qaeda was not behind the brazen attack. this report contradicts what
many have claimed about the attack, both in congress and at the white house. cnn's jill dori is at the white house. what's the latest, jill? >> reporter: now this new york time's report has sparked another round of accusations from the gop. the new york times investigation calls into question claims made by both republicans and the white house about what happened in libya on september 11th a year ago. the newspaper finds fault with the republican case saying, there is no evidence that al qaeda had any role. >> that the local militias and looters were to blame, that an anti-muslim video did play role motivating the attackers, at least in part and that the attack was not meticulously planned but neither was it spontaneous nor without warning signs. a top republican insists the
intelligence shows al qaeda was involved. >> there was aspiration to conduct an attack by al qaeda and their affiliates in libya. we know that. the individuals on the ground talked about a planned tactical movement on the compound. >> reporter: the top democrat on the house intelligence committee agrees but says it's a complex picture. >> intelligence indicates al qaeda was involved, but there were also plenty of people and militias that were unaffiliated with al qaeda that were involved. >> reporter: the "time's" also says, however, it was not a copycat of street protests in egypt against the maern american-made anti-muslim video as then ambassador susan rice suggested on sunday talk shows. >> our current assessment is what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: the obama white house isn't commenting or
disputeing the "time's" report which doesn't mention then secretary of state hillary clinton. >> what does it make? >> reporter: the spokesman blasted republican demands for a benghazi hearings in for clear claims the obama administration were lying, they were wrong and we could have avoided months of disgusting demagoguery. this report says it's murky, it's not the black and white picture by the white house. >> that guarantees this controversy is just going to keep going. >> jill, thank you so much for that. we appreciate it. well, there are certainly many other stories making headlines. anika is here this morning. >> good morning, guys. lots going on this morning, making news right now, the fsa reportedly using a specialized team of hackers to break into computer hardware and exploit loopholes in the software.
now, this is according to a news magazine t. report says tailored operation apparently used james bond like data to collect the source of the doults. they did not release the report based on documents leaked by edward snowden. a serial police officer shooter, 48-year-old mario edward garnett was gunned down by plain clothes officers after he robbed a bank there in phoenix. officials say garnett shot and killed sergeant gail stopper last week in mississippi. incredible pictures out of mexico this morning. a picturesque highway used by tourists to travel between insonata and tijuana collapsed. it fell apart t. ground started to give way and tumbled into the ocean t. driver of that truck managed to get out. what caused that collapse?
still unclear. for ted cruz has started the legal process to officially renounce his canadian citizenship. now, cruz says he hopes to complete the process sometime next year t. freshman senator was born if calgary to an american mother and cuban father. cruz denied that this decision to renounce his citizenship has any implications for his political future. of course, a lot of speculation about 2016. we know the rollout of healthcare.gov has been a bit rocky to say the least. here's something you may not heard. now many doctors are worried another change could mean they don't get paid. new billing coulds will take effect next fall. they are so specific they even include being jurld by a spacecraft or hurt by an orca whale. you never know, right? guess what, using the wrong code could mean insurance companies don't pay the doctor. so those new corrodes set to take place in october. doctors are saying can we take a
step back, what if i type in the wrong code? i didn't know some existed. >> what could possibly go wrong with this? >> i'm trying to imagine the meet wrg they came up with the codes. >> it's so simple. right? >> so simple. >> what if you are riding an orca whale and get hit by a spacecraft? >> we don't have a code for that. that won't happen. we will talk about this deep freeze for few year's, jennifer grey is back. i want you to foe what you can expect today as you walk out the door. >> the big story really the temperatures in the north. we are going to have a couple clipper systems roll through. most of the snow today will be lake effect snow around the great lakes. this low will continue to pushoff shore. it's going to roll through the northeast as quick as new year's eve and be out of here by new year's day. most of the snow will be in the interior section. this will be the main front. this is the main event, it's going to be pushing to the east coast as we go to the second half of the week. so that's going to really drop
temperatures in the northeast. for new year's eve, new year's day, snow accumulations where we could see a white new year's eve is going to be in the north. could see three to six inches of snow. we will see possibly about two to four inches of snow around chicago for new year's eve. so you could be looking at that as we go through the northeast. two to four inches of lake effect snow primarily for new year's eve through new year's day. really not much happening besides very cold temperatures. most of the country very, very quiet. it will be cold. >> there is a good time for it to happen. we are snowed in for the holiday. we will have dock lats. >> now i see how your new year's is going to be. we have been talking about the ice around this country. what about being stuck in ice if antarctica? they have been stuck there for days. now another rescue ship has had to turn back him we'll have the very latest on the scientist the tourists and the crew forced to spend another day stranded.
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was for them to see that ship have to turn around. >> it's certainly been a white christmas for them, though, on the other side of things, but, yes, they have been trapped there for nearly seven days since christmas day, 74 passengers and crew are on board that research vessel. and yet again, hopes of their rescue have begun to fade. the weather's a bit today it's minus 1 and blowing snow. overnight, another setback for the latest rescue mission. the australian ice breaker ship aurora forced to turn back to open water after worsening blizzard conditions made it too dangerous for the ship to continue. it came close within ten nautical miles of the stranded research ship before having to retreat back to 18 miles. research expedition leader had expressed concerns about the harsh weather, working against them.
unfortunately the weather forecast has these sort of conditions to continue for the next few days. all efforts including air lifting passengers by helicopter on hold until visibility improves. the research team set out to study climate change and retraced the steps of explorer douglas moreson who studied ice on the continent a century ago. on christmas eve, just 100 miles from where they started, their ship came to a halt, stuck in ten foot high ice and they haven't budged since. >> that's the ice breaker coming to rescue us. >> brilliant. >> reporter: the crew spotted the first rescue ship from china known as the snow dragon in the distance, but their hopes were quickly dashed. the highs breaker only about 6 nautical miles away from the trapped vessel couldn't get any closer due to the unusually thick ice. a friend ice breaker to assist.
the mission became clear the ship wouldn't get farther than the chinese boat. >> we are in the ice. all the well, happy christmas. >> reporter: still spirits on the boat remain high. crew pebs and passengers channeling their energies in posts on social media, creating video diaries for family members and telling everyone na they're having a great time. >> it's my birthday today. it could be a better day to have a birthday with my 80-something new friends. we have some singing on the ice, which should be fantastic as well. >> it's absolutely spectacular here. it's like this magical winter wonder land. >> reporter: the spirit has been fantastic. it really has. we carefully chose the people we had together we thought would get on well. we weren't suggesting such a severe test of the community spirit. but everyone's kept really good morale. they're keeping their spirits up at least. they say even though the rescue effort ended prematurely today, as soon as the weather clear, they'll be at it again trying to
get those people off the boat. >> all right. matthew, thank you so much for. that we actually will be speaking live with the leader of that expe dipgs coming up in our next hour. we will check on the status of that morale and see how their spirits are warming. >> i wonder how you keep your spirits so high after a week of being stuck there andeeing the rescue ships. >> turn around, turn around. that's two now. we will talk to them coming up. >> i would not like that one bit. >> you will not be a happy camper. >> it is now money time. are you coming down on the wire on a very good year on wall street. it's all because of chief business correspondent christine romans. >> single handedly. i'm serving champagne this week. the dow had another standout week last week gaining 267 points, 1.6%. berman knows i love to tell these numbers. this is the yearly number. if you have a 401k, this is the best year since 1996/1997. it's been a very good year.
we have markets making new highs. this is the other big business story of the week 1.3ple long-term unemployed americans won't be getting a check this week. on saturday they lost federal benefits because congress did not extend its program that kicked in when state programs ran out t. average benefit check was $300. imagine this, imagine buying a painting and being told it is worth a thousand times what you paid for it. that's exactly what happened on the brave version of "antique's road show." look at this, the owner paid $660 bucks a portrait that turned out to be the work of anthony van dyke, it is considered a masterpiece $660 bucks but it's valued now at $660,000. >> oh my. >> the owner, a priest, says he wants to sell the painting now to buy new bells for his chur were. >> i think they can get bells and then some. >> new gold bells. >> a little bling on them. >> bling bells for the priest there. that's awesome return on
investment right there. >> it absolutely is. much better than the american side. >> i like this report. this is very good. coming up next, colorado is very latest state to legalize marijuana. it starts on new year's day, but it is not as simple as lighting up if public. we have a preview of what made be standing in the way coming up. and this is not what you want to see happen to your holiday packages. look at that. is that breakable, folks, after all the anger directed at ups and fedex after missed deliveries. should their workers really be throwing your stuff around? >> where do you stand on the issues? [ music playing ] .
>> welcome back to "new day" on this second to the last day of 2013. let's get to anika. she has the top stories. >> right now 14 people are dead after the second terrorist bombing in russia in as many days. the bombing raising serious concerns with the olympic, of course, over a month away in sochi. that's about 400 miles to the southwest of where these attacks happened. we have the latest from moscow. >> reporter: anna, a second deadly explosion in the southern russian city in as many days on a crowded trolley bus in morning rush hour. at least 14 people killed in that clash. it falls close on the heels of another explosion in the main railway station at noon on sunday where 17 people were killed. authorities are telling us both were the work of suicide bombers. and this is, of course, very
close to the start of the upcoming winter olympic games in sochi. that's around 400 miles away. also in this region of southern russia is, of course the volatile north caucuses region, insurgents promise maximum force to disrupt the olympic games. obama enrollment topped the million mark. 1.1 million americans signed up for health care using the federal insurance exchange. now, almost a million enrolled in december alone to meet that deadline to receive coverage on january 1st. officials say the surge was, in part, due to the fixes made to the obamacare website. a man on the run, suspected of killing three people and setting a house on fire in colorado was captured by police in oklahoma. a nationwide manhunt came to an end when police arrested 15-year-old harry carl mapps in
a hotel room. he set a house on fire after killing a family of three. a teenager who spent the night lost in the columbia river gorge. 16-year-old alex became separated after hiking with family and friends. that prompted an 18-hour res cure operation. alex was able to hike to safety himself finding campers at a remote lodge who called 911. listen to this, this wasn't the first time he went missing. in 2008, he was lost for three nights in the woods, that time near mount saint helen's. he just met her? this is kind of crazy, carly rea jepsen is going to broadway. the canadian songs stress for her hit single "call me maybe" is set to make her debut as cinderella in the rodgers and hammerstein production. jepsen will star alongside
actress fran dresher who is set to play her stepmother. >> i see a "new day" outing. another canadian made good. >> exactly. i love it. >> solidarity. >> thank you so much, anna. starting this wednesday in colorado, anyone over 21 will be able to buy marijuana if they want to. recreational pot will be regulated taxed and sold in hundreds of businesses are now applying to sell it. but there is already controversy. denver has said no to efforts to hold a private smoking event at a club there on new years and as cnn reports, many others who want in on the pot business are finding it is tough work. two days to go until colorado becomes the first state to sell marijuana for recreational use. at evergreen apot cary employees scramble to be ready. they have 14 about 250 medical
marijuana businesses in denver have received one of these, a license to sell to anyone over 21. there are multiple inspections, packaging requirements and if some cases new construction. >> we are building an absolutely impressive showcase for the world to see that this is an industry this is not an underground business. >> reporter: at medicine man, all the pot sold is grown on site. >> customers don't want it really levy. they like it nice, tight and dense. >> reporter: it's hiring 25 new employees and installing new equipment. >> we have to tag all these plants with an rifd tag, radio frequency identification and so it's another inventory control we have to implement here. this is a light side air tight container. >> wow. >> this is our san fernando og cush. >> reporter: each container holds about $75 worth of marijuana. it's no wonder medicine man has
a former army ranger guarding the front door. lines are expected outside pot stores january 1st. >> demand is going to be very high on day one with a potential shortage of supply, prices will go up. >> reporter: no one is expecting a marijuana mardi gras. >> it's still illegal to drive impaired, to take the product out of state. to resell it to anybody, to give it to someone under 21, where they consume it publicly. >> reporter: state wide over 300 million of medical marijuana was sold if 2013. the industry expects the sales to double next year t. city of denver says it's prepared. >> we haven't seen a impact with medical marijuana. we don't expect to see that with recreational marijuana. >> a lot of states will be watching to see how it plays up there. >> absolutely. next up on "new day," one of the most famous race car drivers is fighting for his life in france after a serious skiing accident. what doctors are saying about
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let's go around the world. let's start with south sudan, hopes that a cease-fire will fade. >> reporter: just take a look at this scene here. this is a distribution site in the capital. there are some 20,000 refugees here. among the items they are receiving are these emergency food rations for children and super cereal plus packets for the adults. even though the capital has been relatively safe for the last
week or so, these people are still too afraid to go back home. one woman we spoke to, she was pregnant. she is due this month. she says her husband went back to their neighborhood to retrieve some items and he was killed. >> that is why people say they have to continue to live like this. >> thank you so much for that. now to france and the health of formula one legendary driver michael schumaker. he suffered a serious head injury while skiing. >> reporter: the seven-time formula one world champion michael schumacher is fighting for his life in a critical condition in a french hospital after suffering severe brain trauma in a skiing accident on sunday. the 44-year-old hit his head on a rock skiing in the resort. he is in hospital and has undergone an operation and is now in an induced coma. doctors refuse to give a long-term prognosis, but the man known for so many battles on the
track is now in the battle of his life. back to you, mikaela. >> all right. thank you so much for that. now to france where taxes are set to skyrocket for millionaires. how about paying 75% of your salary to the government? karen mclaughlin has that. >> reporter: over a million euros in france? it looks like your company will have to pay a roughly 75% tax on your salary t. constitutional court has cleared the way for french president's tax law which will affect over 400 companies and around a dozen soccer clubs. he has long argued the rich need the pay more in france and his plan angered business leaders, foreign investors and soccer clubs, which at one point threatened to go on strike t. bill needs to be published before it is enacted. back to you, mikaela. >> raising the ire of many millionaires. >> soccer players very upset.
threatened to strike at one point. you trust all those holiday packages you sent arrive safely in this from one maryland house, this will make you pause for sure. take a look. >> oh, there it is, the delivery guy approaches. he hurls the package and flees. he is done, like, here, have your package. jackie moons who ordered this for her daughter says the box openly contained doll clothing, but what if it had been doll china or electronics, something fragile? cnn's chief business correspondent christine romans joins us now. >> that's a former fedex driving, i should point out, fedex says he did not follow the rules. he did not get to keep his job. that was interesting, that was a house under surveillance video. they got a picture e-mailed to them mid-flight, the package. they looked at the video and saw it and heard the thump and couldn't believe the complaint
to fedex. every year around this time we see these crazy videos that go viral of crazy package delivery mishaps. this one particularly gulling considering ups and fedex couldn't get many packages to you on time. look at this one, this one went viral in chooin china. >> i remember this one. maybe one or two actually make it onto the conveyor belt. >> that's another good one of u.s. postal sfrls truck driving right on somebody's lawn to try to deliver a package. they are always good ones the time of year. i should say fedex in particular, yeah, that's the ups postal service, they have 300,000 employees, so are you going to see, especially now with technology, you will be able to capture some of these moments. by and large, most don't. >> what about these delays? packages are still delivering. >> we are told that ups and fedex are back on track. they did not anticipate the
volume of packages and so many people shopping on line and at the last minute. we have six fewer days between christmas and few years. it caught them off guard. i love that under surveillance video. >> everybody ends up finding out later because of those guarantees it will still make it. >> you know it will get there. >> sure. there is important. make sure if you paid $25 bucks to have it delivered and it didn't get there. make sure you get the credit. talk to amson, wherever you bought the stuff from. make sure if you did not get your package on time, we are not paying for it. make sure ups, fedex, whoever gets that cost. >> she wanted mooem people to know. she posted it first to family and friends. she wanted people to know, look at this crazy -- be kaflt what you order. that was doll clothes for an american girl. what if that had been grandma's teacup or something?
or an ipad. >> there was another video last year around christmas time. you saw one driver drop something off and steal the package of another driver, a mini ipad. he takes another package with him, it had a mini ipad on it. >> that is a former delivery driver. >> he had good aim. >> i will say. >> give credit where credit is due. >> really? really? >> all i hear is that thump and my gut just sank. >> thank you for that. weather is the other big thing we are talking about for the holidays, jennifer grey is in for indra peterson. looking at the forecast for today and new year's eve. it's imminent. >> it is coming up. a lot of you are going to have cold temperatures for new year's eve. look at these current temperatures. we're in the teens. we are seeing temperatures below freezing across a large portion of the country. kansas city at 10. minneapolis at 11 degrees below zero.
we are going to stay cold the next several days. chicago, when you factor in the wind chill, you feel like 11 degrees below zero. these temperatures will stay in the north the next couple of days. we will see those temperatures not change too much in the north. temperatures out in the northeast, we'll see in the 30s. . they'll be dropping. you see these shades of pink. it will be slowly pushing to the northeast. so by the time we get to thursday, new york city at 34 for a high. look at friday, though, 17 degrees for new york city. that's a high temperature. washington been at 28 degrees on friday. that's where temperatures bottom out. tail start to come back up as we go through the weekend. we have these clipper systems as well. these are going to cause some lake effect snow and some snow to new york as we go through the next day or so. it should be out of here by wednesday. then as we get to the second half of the week. this is the low the front that will bring those chilly temperatures to the northeast by the end of the week. so that's the one we're going to be watching, a white new year's
eve the only a place, northern plains and the great lakes could see some snow tomorrow and wednesday. >> along with the minus million-and-a-half temperatures after that. >> koch r coming up next on "new day" the flu, we know it is not fun. however, this year's strain could be worse than in years passed, as cases spread, there are concerns that younger adults could be hit even harder. we'll have those numbers for you coming up. he might not be as dreamy, peyton manning, he's good at football. how good? he broke some records that will simply blow your mind. we'll tell you all about it when we come back.
. >> welcome back to "new day." ten hours of football, an epic day. ten teams fighting for four playoff spots. i watched roughly po games yesterday, all but one. andy joins us with the bleacher report. good to see you. >> he looks happy, too. >> i'm not very happy about my texans, they finished with 14 straight losses in the year. it was a great last day of the nfl season. there were two games that were already playoff games. the packers and bears were in. you are in, after missing seven weeks, aaron rodgers back at center for green bay. boy did he come clue in a clutch for the packers. down 1 on 4th and 8 in the 4th
quarter, rodgers finds randall cobb in stride for a 48-yard touchdown. an amazing play t. packers win 33-28. they are now heading back to the playoffs with tony romo out for the year after back surgery, kyle orton getting a start in last night's winner take all against the eagles. down late, orton found dead for a 32 yard touchdown. the cowboys get the ball back with a chance to go win the game. oh, man, this is definitely familiar for cowboy's fans, orton throws the interception, jerry jones is not happy. the eagle, they run out the clock and get the 24-22 win. all right. the pittsburgh steelers chances of making the playoffs are very slim. they needed to win and have the dolphins, ravens and chargers all lose. all of those scenarios were actually about to play out. be you the chief's miss a very makeable 41-yard field goal and the chiefs actually should have
got to rekick this. the chargeers had way too many players on one side of the ball, which is a penalty. but it was not flagged. chargers go on to win in overtime and clinch this last spot in the afc, leaving the steelers and their fans absolutely stunned. all right, here's a look at your playoff schedule next week. on saturday, the colts host the eagles, hosting the saints. on sunday the bengals take on the chargers, packers and 9ers renew their rivalry at lambeau field t. broncos, patriots, seahawks and panthers get the bye next week. turning on bleacher report, peyton paning's amazing season. he threw 266 yards yesterday breaking drew bree's records. this year he set records for yards, touchdowns the broncos scored more points than any team in afc history. of the previous ten high scoring teams, three made it to the
super bowl. one won, the 1999 rams. john as you know as the saying goes, defense wins championships. we'll have to see if the broncos will buck that trend and go all the way this year. >> i don't know. he's good. he's just not tom brady, right? he did beat the broncos? >> i decided we can no longer be friends. >> you can't sit that close to each other. >> we might have to agree to disagree. >> all right. andy, thank you. thank you for creating all of these problems for us this morning. >> wishing you luck, indeed. flu season, it is literally upon us. if you don't know someone who has had the illness, consider yourself lucky. the number of states reporting widespread flu activity are climbing and to make matters worse, there are increased concerns this year that one strain of the illness may actually hit young adults
harder. jennifer grey is taking a look at where the flu has sped. jennifer. >> oh, yeah. a number of states reporting widespread cases of the flu jumped from four last week to ten. a large number of those earlier reported from the south, including alabama, louisiana, texas and oklahoma. over the weekend, they say the flu is now widespread in several northeast states. new york, pennsylvania, massachusetts. this as cold winter weather has been hitting much of the northeast. now the biggest atypical thing about flu season has been the number of h 1 n 1 cases of the swine flu cases in texas. there are at least five reported deaths just from swine flu alone so far this year. so why are doctors worried? because h 1 n 1 hits adults harder. it's worse in the young or elderly, luckily the h 1 n '01 strain is a part of this year -- and the peak of flu season is
january and february and there are a lot of frigid air coming in as 2013 ends, so put on some extra layers and keep your hands clean and if you haven't already gotten a flu shot, it is not too late. >> a great idea. >> that's a good thing to remember. it's not too late. some people think they have missed the boat. thanks so much for that are you ready for a must-see moment? >> i'm ready. >> this will put fear in your belly. file this under a mother's worst nightmare, out at the beach friday with her twin boys. she snapped this photo of them dprolicing in the waves near manhattan benchmark. do you see that shadow? that appears to be a shark lurking in the water. emerson says her kids completely unaware of the fish swimming in their surroundings. she since told them it was a dolphin. since they live monita, she doesn't want them to become too worried. back in november, you might arm
paddle boarder shot a video of a great white in that great spot. >> that is amazing. >> i was there over the weekend. i did not go in the water. it was terrifyingly freezing. >> that is the breaking news, this is very cold water t. fact that they were have close and didn't even know. >> that picked with a wave breaking. >> very creepy, very, very creepy. >> five minutes before the hour right now. next up on "new day," they have been stuck in the antarctic ice for days. the rescue efforts so far has not worked. now it may come down to helicopters to free dozens caught on this ship. we will speak to the leader coming up. another deadly bomb attack in russia, dozens are now dead in two days of attacks, there are worries it could impact the games. [ music playing ]
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your "new day" starts right now. [ music playing ] >> what you need to know. >> it gives 93 option to finally move out ofpy parents' house at age 27. >> what you just have to see. >> he's back, people. >> what the -- my bear is back again. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate baldwin and mikaela perera. >> i don't ever want to arc with you james early jones. i'm mikaela per era. it is "new day." it is monday, december 30th. two days left in the year. 7:00 a.m. in the east. kate and chris have the day all. . >> bring it. >> we are going to start with breaking news out of russia. another terrorism strike brings another bloody day. it claimed more than a dozen lives for the second straight day. at least 14 people are dead after suicide bombers hit on a
bus in the very same city where 17 were killed in a railway station attack sunday. these attacks have many around the world asking if russia is prepared to guarantee safety for the upcoming olympic games? they are just over a month away. as see on this map. they are separated by only 400 miles. diana magnay is in moscow with the latest for us. diana. >> reporter: that's right, mikaela, russia's three days of mourning after it was shaken by these deadly terrorist attacks. as you say as this country gears up for the winter olympics. two deadly terror attacks in less than 24 hours. this morning, a crowded place in morning rush hour. more than a dozen killed. authorities stay blast the work of a suicide bomber, possibly detonating his device towards the back end of the bus where the damage seems worse. many on board were students.
this is exam time in russia. among the injured, a baby in serious condition. this follows another attack at noon on sunday in the main railway station. the moment of the explosion caught on under surveillance video. 17 people were killed in that blast. authorities saying that was also the work of a suicide bomber. these attacks come less than six weeks before the start of the winter games in sochi which is around 400 miles southwest of the town. russia president vad mir putin promised the highest security. it is hardly to hold the same of russia to the same level. russia is fighting an insurgency not far from sochi. in july, the leader of an islamist faction threatened to unleash maximum force to prevent the games from happening. the u.s. state department has a
$5 million reward out for him. former intelligence officials believe further attacks are entirely possible. >> i think if we don't see one an attempt on the olympic, i'd be very surprised. >> reporter: even if the high security means terrorists may not be able to strike there, they are proving themselves more than capable of spreading maximum fear ahead of the games themselves, targeting other regions with deadly results. russian officials are saying that all of necessary security measures have been taken for the olympic games and to protect sochi, they're introducings, for example, a fan passport, a form of identification for the first time at any olympic games. of course, this does make many question whether the claim that these olympics will be the safest ever, which is what russian officials have said can be true. >> thank you. let's talk more now about this violence in russia and what it all means for the olympics. let's bring in cnn's national analyst and former bush security
adviser fran townsend. we heard bob bear say in that piece, he would be surprised if there were not some attack on the games. the officials saying they are more concerned about security here in sochi than they have been for any game since athens in 2004. why so much concern? >> well, look, rarely do you actually have a terrorist group come out and say, we're going to try and disrupt these games. as i've always said, when al qaeda-related affinity groups make these sort of statements, you got to take them at their word the leader of the caucus extremist group claimed responsibility in 2010 and 2011 for bombings there then. called a moratorium during the public protest against vladmir putin and came back now and has said, we are going to disrupt these olympics. we've seen three bombings in four days, two in two, you know the last two days and they're effectively deploying these suicide bombers. so i think the other notable
thing to me, john, is they're targeting obviously transportation, buses, subways. those are, that's not lost on olympic committee organizers and security officials. we understood, i was responsible for working with the greeks. the athens olympics were 'first olympics away after 9-11, we were very concerned. what we understood was athletes are most vulnerable when they're moving, moving between their, where they're living, the olympic village and the site of the event. so the notion that transportation where these attacks are happening certainly is going to unnerve officials. >> we are 39 days away. give us an idea. you have an interesting perspective of the conversation that is going on between the host country officials and these teeny ones from around the globe sending their athletes, tear citizens to this place, which is incredibly unstable. >> so dheefs have been going on, american officials and terrorist
officials have been to sochi, that's what russian officials have talked to them about their concerns. that's exactly right. officials, security officials around the world will be asking for detailed information about what was the indications and warning, did you see the coming? what's the intelligence about additional capability to launch attacks. are they going to get closer to the olympic site? russian officials have said they're not going to allow cars anywhere inside the olympic compound. 30 days before and 30 days after to sort of give some sense of comfort to athletes. but i tell you i was speaking with a former olympic athlete at a winter game who said to me, you know, american officials, just the the discussion, just the news of these events gets inside athlete's heads. they do worry about it. so american officials talking about what they're doing, how they're engaging with russian officials to insure their security is helpful. they need to do more of this.
>> if you can sum it up, what will be if key offense to security, especially in light of these erecent events? >> it's always the last mile, if you will. right. so it's event security around the perimeter of those events, allowing the athletes once they're inside the bubble to know that they're safe so they can focus on their performance. >> quickly is the u.s. relationship satisfied? it's not the best right now? >> you are hearing not all of these relationships are equal. in some countries, it's easier than others. we are fortunate working with greek authorities. there was a good deal of transparency and cooperation. it's a little crunchy. remember. it's not that long ago russians expelled an individual they believe was an american spy. so the intelligence relationship has always been pretty sense e tense. >> six weeks ago, fran townsend, thanks for having you here. >> you, too. >> turning to 2013 is coming to
a close with a blast of arctic air. look at your screen right now. do you see that? it says arctic cold. it's yelping it at you. freezing cold is sweeping across the country from the mid-west to the northeast. will it be a deep freeze for your new year's celebrations? jennifer grey is in for indra peterson. the good news, i'm trying to find a silver lining. at least your champagne will be child. i like that. >> you can stick it outside for a couple hours. it will be very, very cold. it's true, this is a dangerous cold, though. if you are outside in just a couple of minutes, frostbite can start to set in. we are talking about temperatures that feel feel like 30 and 40 degrees below zero across the northern plains. 34 degrees below zero is what it feels like at international falls, even green bay feeling like 33 degrees below zero. temperatures will stay 15 degrees below normal for the next couple of days. cold temperatures aren't going anywhere any time soon. you will ring in the new year
with temperatures 24 below zero, places like chicago. then by the ends of the week the second half of the week, we start to see those cold temperatures filter into the northeast. new york city, your high will only be in the 20s by friday. if you are ringing in the new year, here in time's square, temperatures around 89:00 will be at 36, 32 when we ring in the new year, but when you factor in that wind chill, it's going to feel like 14 in time's square and across the rest of the country, we'll see those temperatures look like 34 in kansas city, memphis and these are temperatures, of course, when you ring in the new year. so the coldest places are going to be in the north and, of course the northeast, time's square. like you mentioned before. >> snuggle. >> strangers. it will be great. >> snuggle with a million people. >> the great hug-in. >> what's the word for that? >> all right. thank you very much, jennifer. nine minutes after the hour. obamacare enrollment is up big. some people might say fiempbally with coverage set to kick in on
january 1st. officials now say there has been a mad dash over just the last few days. this is welcome fuse, obviously, for the white house politically speaking and none too soon t. question now is can they keep this up? cnn's athena jones with more now from honolulu. >> reporter: good morning, john. health officials say this surge was possible because the federal exchange healthcare.gov is working much better after that disastrous rollout in october. healthcare.gov may finally be hitting its stride. health officials say more than 1.1 million people enroll in health plans through the federal exchange between october 1st and december 24th with nearly a million coming this month alone. >> it changes my life. >> reporter: people like laura ricin, a 24-year-old marketing director from virginia who suffers from crohn's disease. she enrolled with a government call center after running into trouble on the website. starting january 1st, her premium is dropping from $1,300 a month to $400.
>> it gives me the option to possibly finally move out of my parent's house at age 27. >> reporter: the government will release more complete number, including medicaid and state-run marketplaces next month. but the latest surge of activity puts overall enrollment on pace to meet this bold prediction made before christmas. >> i now have a couple million people, maybe more, who are going to have health care on january 1st. and that is a big deal. >> reporter: what is not clear is how many people may not have coverage starting january 1st due to problems with a site the government has worked overtime to fix. and not everyone is celebrating the numbers. california republican darryl isis says too many people will be getting government subsidized care. >> there is 318 million americans, 1 million getting on subsidized health care in many cases, probably another million getting on medicaid as a result of obamacare an 6 million people
who had plans they liked, they have been thrown off of it. i don't think there is anything to celebrate. while the surge in enrollment is good news for the obama administration, it will likely fall short of the goal to sign up 3.3 million people by january 1st. those who missed last week's deadline for coverage starting in january. have until january 15th to sign up for plans that start february 1st. open enrollment ends march 31st. now this week the white house will be working with congressional democrats and allies from outside organizations to collect and share the stories of people who will be covered because of obamacare. high profile supporters of the law, people like health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be tweeting and writing about the laws benefits. >> it was very, very early in honolulu we should point out. we appreciate that reporting. we will soon turn to anna cabrera. she has the day's top stories. >> good morning. making fuse right now, the nsa is reportedly using james bond-like methods to hack into
computer hardware and exploit loopholes in the software. this is according to a german news magazine citing nsa documents. now the report reveals a unit called tailored access operations, that uses high-tech spy gadgets to collect the data. the magazine did not rereal the source of these documents but has previously must be lished reports based on documents leaked by edward snowden. time is running out for the family of 13-year-old on a ventilator for jahi mcmath. a judge's ruling are now allow children's hospital in oakland to remove jahi from life support. it will happen at 5:00 p.m. unless her family appeals and doctors have declared her brain did. the family says it has found a nursing facility to take her. the hospital says it has yet to hear from anyone about actually moving her. two hikers in new hampshire are very lucky to be alive this morning after being swept down mt. washington by an avalanche.
listen to this, the two men in their 20s were apparently making their way down the mountain when they wound up being carried by a huge rush of snow and ice some 800-feet, amazingly their worst injury appears to be a broken arm. both men walked out under their own power. the american public appears to be tiring of the war in afghanistan. we have a new cnn-orc poll showing just 17% of the public supports the war. over half of the americans say the u.s. should pull out before next december. that's when the u.s. plans to remove combat troops from the country. and the confetti is fall figure time's square, ahead of new york's much anticipated new year's celebration. there is spiderman leading the countdown in his weekend confetti test. u.s. supreme court justice by the way sonia so to mayor will be on hand to press the button
and we'll have our anderson cooper out there. kathy griffin live from time's square new year's eve starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on cnn. i know, john, mikaela, you guys will be tuning from to see miley cyrus's performance. >> we want to tune in to see how many times kathy anderson makes him blush. the xeshl breaks are fascinating. >> that's what makes them so good together. >> always something to see. coming up next on "new day," it has been almost a week, passengers and crew aboard an expedition to antarctica, they are still waiting for help. how is everyone holding up? we will talk to someone on board to get the latest on more rail and the latest rescue efforts. that mid-afternoon snap from the vending machine could cost you in the new year on top of adding to your waistline, it could slim down your wallet. we'll explain just ahead. [ music playing ]
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>> all right. welcome back to "new day," everyone. the third rescue attempt was not the charm. 74 people stuck on a research ship in antarctic ice since christmas day. it doesn't look like they will be going anywhere any time soon. an australian ice breaker that tried to reach them had to turn around. we will speak to the leader in
just a moment. first let's hear from matthew chance, senior correspondent, in london with the latest. >> reporter: john, it's a terrible situation they are in, stranded in that deep pack ice. 74 people on board the russian research vessel including scientists, crew and tourists as well. and the latest attempt to reach them has been abandoned. the weather is a bit today minus 1 and blowing snow. recovery night the latest setback for the rescue mission. the australian ice breaker ship forced to turn back to open water after worsening blizzard conditions made it too dangerous for the ship to continue. it came close within ten nautical miles of the stranded research ship before having to retreat back to 18 miles. research expedition leader chris
turney expressed concern about harsh weather, working against them. unfortunately the weather forecast has conditions to continue for the next few days. >> reporter: all rescue efforts, including air lifting passengers by helicopter on hold until visibility improves. the research team set out to study climate change in antarctica and retraced the steps of the explorer who studied life on the frozen continent a century ago. on christmas eve, just 100 miles from where they started, their ship came to a halt, stuck in 10-foot high ice. they haven't budged since. >> what's that, chris? >> that's an ice breaker coming to rescue us. >> brilliant. >> the crews spotted the first rescue ship from china in the distance, their hopes were quickly dashed. the ice breaker, which was only about six nautical miles away from the trapped vessel couldn't get any closer due to the unusually thick ice. a french ice breaker also en
route to assist, be you the mission was called off after it became clear the ship wouldn't get farther than the chinese boat. >> we're into the ice, but all the well. happy christmas from the aae. >> reporter: still spirit ossen the boat remain high. crew members and passengers channelling their energies in posts on social media creating video diaries for family members and telling everyone that they're having a great time. >> it's my birthday today. it could be a better day to have a birthday with my 80 something new friends. >> we will have some singing on the ice, which should be fantastic as well. it is absolutely spectacular here, despite this magical winter wonderland. >> reporter: well, the latest rescue attempt has been abandoned prematurely. they're not giving up hope. because the australian ice breaker says it is waiting for a break in the weather. it may get another opportunity to try and reach the stranded people. >> all right. matthew, thank you so much for. that we are joined now by chris
turney. he's the leader of that very expedition stuck in the antarctic ice. chris turney, so glad to have you here with us. are you a sight for sore eyes, my friend. >> lovely to see you, too. how are you? >> i am very well. how are you and how are your ship mates holding up? >> everyone is doing really well. i'm incredibly proud of them all. they have been holding together really incredibly. they have been looking after one another. ultimately, it's amazingly a supportive group and we're just taking each day and each hour as it comes. >> well, that's incredible to hear. we know how important morale is in a situation like this. given the type of emergency you are facing. we understand the latest news is the australian ice breaker disappointingly isn't being sent back to open water. they're not able to get through that thick ice. what is the latest you are hearing on the rescue attempts
on your end? >> that's why a push, they couldn't get through. it's deeply frustrating. we had to look at the satellite today before and after the events. what appears to happen is a massive gloe blowout of several-year-old thick ice which came from the other side of the immersed glacier and broke out and with those southeast winds trapped us in. so we were completely at the wrong place at the wrong time. it's not something that happens frequently. as a result ice breakers are finding it very difficult to get through to us. the aurora pushed back as you say to open water, so is the chinese vessel. that's now attempting to get out to open water. hopefully, we'll meet up again tomorrow to try an attack. it's the combination of heavy ice and very low visibility. it was foggy as a result the aurora couldn't see ahead of itself. >> so the aurora and chinese vessel headed back to open water. is there any thought maybe they
might try to air lift you out today or are conditions not going to allow for that eitherer? . >> conditions aren't just going to allow 'for that. you might by a ware i am sitting on a tent in the shop deck, the weather has deteriorated again. yesterday, it was glorious. we had snow this morning. it is actually raining outside the wind's quite intense, not ideal for helicopter operations unfortunately. >> so again, they'll try again tomorrow and get a shot at getting through some of that ice. talk about the condition of the ship the vessel, itself. is it doing well? tell us about the conditions the supplies have you on board. >> yeah, the vessel is doing remarkably well. can you visit the youtube channel. we just posted a movie this evening to show people around the ship. be you the best is good. we will have ten days worth of food. can you see fresh food. we got several weeks of delicious dehydrated foods which i know people aren't going down
too well t. aurora can get us food as well. we got plenty of fuel. we are keeping ourselves busy morning and evening. i'm telling the guys everything we know all the time and just beings as trance parent as possible. we are quite honest with the team. i'd like to say to any family or friends out there listening or watching, everyone is keeping really well. the ship is in no imminent danger. all the icebergs are way off in the moment. no one is making any obvious sign moving towards our way. >> i am sure all the family and friends watching are glad to hear of that. thank you so much for that. is there any truth to the reports that we are hearing that once you get free from this ice the expedition would continue? >> well, i mean, ultimately, the idea was that we've actually leaving the antarctic. that was that end. in some respects, yes, ultimately, just mentioning the ocean as we proceed back to new
zealand. we are traveling over that way, making use of the time of it going through. so nothing substantial about being outrageous or stopping off any places. we want to get the team home. if we can't air lift out where we are talking to other people as well about other options as well to see if we can get the team out as quickly as possible. >> first things first. let's get you out of there and safe and sound and we wish you the best. thank you so much for giving us an update. straight from aboard the ship there, stranded in the antarctica. give our best to the crew and everybody aboard. >> thank you. anyone interested, family or friends, visit it our website, spirited boston.com. thank you very much. >> we will track you along the way. thanks, over to you. >> so good to see their spirits so high after everything they have been through. next up on "new day," are we seeing a reversal of fortunes on obamacare? the white house says the number of people signing up has surged past the 1 million mark. we speak about that in our
attacks could affect security in sochi just six weeks away now, diana. >> reporter: hi, anna. well, russian government officials are telling us that all necessary security team measures have been taken to make sure sochi and the olympic games, themselves are safe. okay, after this twin bombings in which a total of 31 people were killed on sunday and also in today's rush hour, many people are questioning that claim that russian officials have said this will be the safest olympics ever. you have a very troubled rested reason very close to sochi the forth caucuses, especially the area that is of course where the two suspects in the boston bombings org faiginated from. they are in major hub cities in the region about 400 miles from sochi that it is a ez for them also to come closer and closer towards the olympic ven fews,
themself, anna. >> all right. diana magnay, we appreciate that report. okay, we have been talking about the security issues gearing up for the olympics all morning long. famed formula one driver michael schumaker is in critical condition after suffering a severe ski accident. he was back country skiing in the southern france. schumaker was wearing a helmet when that incident happened on a difficult unmarked run that's reserved for top skiers. doctors say it's too early to get any sort of prognosis for his recovery, although, they do say the helmet likely saved his life. defense secretary chuck haggle has expressed concern about recent developments in egypt to the country's arm chief. in a phone call the pentagon says the two discussed the balance between security and freedom in egypt's strained political climate. egyptian authorities have detained a group of journalists there they say met with the members of the muslim brotherhood which has been
labeled a terrorist group last week. no guns allowed. that's the policy at toby keith's restaurant in virginia t. house rule has some people up in arms. some angry patrons took to social media to air out their grievances of the restaurant piles, some saying they plan to boycott the establishment. now, virginia is a gun friendly state where it is permissible for people to strap on a weapon and go into a bar or restaurant. it was an unexpected christmas guest for one florida family to say the least. a black bear crashing into their lake mary home. at first the homeowner thought it was a burglar trying to break if. he was even in greater surprise, you saw the bear and amazingly wasn't too scared of the camera. he broke through the patio door, making a bee line for a large pot filled with turkey oil, apparently. when the bear found no turkey inside, he turned around and
walked right now. he was moving kind of slow. it looks like he had some turkey. it was kicking in. >> who would invite a bear over for christmas? >> a lot of finger pointing. nobody wants to take the fwlaim blame. >> what do you get a bear who already has everything? thanks, so much. appreciate it. it is time for our political gut check. will there is this new plan out. could the tide have finally turned for the president on obamacare? the administration announced sunday that over 1 million people have signed up for health care through the federal exchange. we are joining now to talk about this senior political analyst and executive editor of "the daily beast." john avlon. thank you for coming in. absolutely. >> an early happy new year. >> let's start with benghazi, it is an impressive piece of
journalism. it makes two big claims. it says football one al qaeda was not behind the attacks in anyway if benghazi, number two, that this anti-islam film in some way was an inspiration for at least part of the attacks there. these are the two claims it made. already you have members of congress bush pushing back on this. >> it does give folks in the democratic side of the aisle a lot of cover. it reenforces the story and just as importantly, it gives hillary clinton's supporters cover as she looks to a future run. this not being a critical report t. fact that democrats and republicans on the house intelligence committee are pushing back saying this is far from a settled issue. >> you brought up hillary clinton. >> that is an interesting issue. have you some people on the right suggesting the "new york time's" is putting this out to provide cover for hillary. i seriously doubt. but what opportunity does this
grant her going forward? how much of an albatross was benghazi and does this change the equation? >> understand a great deal of the controversy surrounding benghazi the a flanking mood to depress hillary clinton in 2016. when ads were put out funded by carl rove, they focused on hillary clinton, not barak obama t. conspiracy theories and concerns about benghazi are focused about trying to derail a hillary clinton candidacy. >> we see people have legitimate concerns and issues. i am talking about the political aspect. >> all right. let's move to another top ec that we wa topic with obamacare. december looks like a good month for seenups. the surge, over a million people have now signed up for t affordable care act. a bold prediction, 7 million by the end of march. >> there is a big gap. it is a significant milestone in that direction. so the administration after
that, they planned a rollout. they say, look, we were able rally, get 1 million people up at the end of the year. >> that march to 7 million will be significant. here's what we know about romney care. the real surge of signups happen before the penalties are about to kick in. that's march 31st. people responded. we're journalists. we focus the mind. so that's going to be the real tleng to watch out for. not just how these plans work in the initial rollout as we get closer to march, do they get closer to that 7 million, which is the mark they said needed tob in place for the markets to start working. >> will this surge and positive numbers and signups and the individual exchanges sort of make us forget? we are revisionist history and forget that failed launch? >> it could very well. look. people are going to be able to judge this rollout ultimately not on how they were introduced to it, but whether the insurance and plan works. >> that's right. you want to him sauce, you don't want to watch the whole darn
thing. here's the pont i think that is significant. republicans made the rollout of obamacare and the entire policy look like it was apocalyptic, the end of freedom. that's a high bar when people go to the polls in november. right now it is unpopular buus of the botched rollout. 11 months from now when people are going to the polls, will the result be better than this rhetoric? >> it depends on the the glitches still continue. some people are having a hard time signing up. >> it affects over 1 million people in fact. long-term unemployment benefits, which were not extended. congress has chosen not to extend them before the new year. it did not come up as a part of the bucket compromise. john, do you think there is any chance these will be reinstated in the new year? >> it's got to get through the republican house. that's a tall order. here's the key thing 1.3 million people losing unemployment benefits still with this great gap between how the super rich are recovering and the rest of the folks. the republican party needs to find out and put forward what is their agenda to deal with this?
it's not simply enough to go back to boiler plate. there is 1.3 million at the height of the holiday season. that's a tough fact. congress has to do something. that fact in the dividing government is a tough bridge to cross. >> are you ready to roll in the new year? >> let's do it. we appreciate having you here. enjoy your last two days of 20 lean. >> i love it. >> coming up next on "new day," a new initiative will have calorie counting in many vending machines in the new year. but what is the cost to you? we'll have that story coming up. the holiday weekend was a big one at the box office. we'll tell you which movie about a hobbit took the top spot? >> which could that be, john? >> we'll tell you all about this coming back.
>> welcome back to "new day." which all know that moment, the middle of the afternoon where tummy grumbling. the vending machine full of snacks is calling your name. starting next year, about 5 million vending machines nationwide will have to contain calorie information. christine romans is here breaking it down for us. >> what will do you with that information? will it change your behave i don't have. new fda regulations go into effect early next year as a part of obamacare. the new rules apply to 10,000 vending machines nationwide that operate 20 or more machines. the result will be similar to calorie count menus in restaurants and vending machine boards that you see. customers will see the calories next to their snack choice. vending machine options include lay's potato chips, skitles 250
and snickers. for three years i have a snickers every time. 250 calories. yeah, i'm trying to cut that. the fda hopes this will help consumers go for alternatives that will help you stick to your new year's resolution, thing like baked lay's. fig newtons, they have fruit. honey roasted peanuts. they are high in protein. this program is expensive. the fda estimates it will cost the industry about $25.8 million. maybe $24 millionf year after that. the industry's trade group says complying with the new law is going to be expensive for small companies with few employees and already low profit margins. so they're not thrilled about it. but it is the law. also they point out at 0.2% of obese adults, 0.2% ate 100 fewer calories a week, it would pay $24 million a year in annual health care costs. a few people eat a little less from the vending machine, what it saves society is apparently
what the whole goal is here. >> how interesting. all of us could. really, will you have all of that for breakfast? >> i was thinking, i need all three for once. >> interesting, i was talking to people online about this, this, mo, they say this isn't a meal plan, it's an emergency. >> yes stop gap measure. >> you have worked too long, it's your only choice a. lot of people online saying it will not change their behavior. >> it's a numbers game. you always tell us this. if you look at the numbers and make the best choice. >> the least calories. >> there is not a lot of deplanned for an apple vending machine. >> i do leak having the information there. at least you know what you are getting yourself into, even if you are thinking about it two seconds. >> i never thought it was good for me. >> once a day, snicker's, my bad. >> all right. jennifer grey is in for indra
peterson. let's take a look at the forecast. >> guys. it is very cold out there. especially in the north. we have wind chill advisories and warnings in place. because it feels 20 to 30 degrees below zero. it's a dangerous cold where frostbasis point can set in, in a matter of minutes. minneapolis right now before the wind chill is 10 degrees below zero. chicago you are in the single dimg its. it is 2 but feeling like 8 below zero and washington, d.c. right now at 37 degrees is what it feels like. we are going to see low temperatures stay chilly the next couple of days. in fact, the cold air will stay in the north. not really going anywhere any time soon. you can see these peaks, that indicates the cold air. it will slowly slide to the east. new york will be at 34 degrees. your high temperature on thursday, but look at friday.
17 and so that cold air is going to seep into the northeast t. good news is temperatures will warm up a little bit as we head into the new year. >> take it easy, then. >> yes. >> thanks so much. coming up next on "new day," a sleeping giant suddenly comes to life with a frightening and dangerous roar. folks living near this volcano in central america are running for their lives fearful of what could be next. why hollywood is celebrating af the biggest box office weekend of the year. which point of view took home the most? >> it rhymes with slobbit. >> the list of the winners and losers. >> the schlobbit. >> definition of slog. please stay with us. i promise it will get better. >> can it? it's, well, impressive. it's got the brightest hd screen, .
♪ baby you're a firework welcome back. an unexpected scare in el salvador, a volcano in san any xwel broke 37 years of silence when it erupted sunday. it sent dark clouds of ash three miles into the sky and the thick cloud that enveloped the street we low. thousands evacuated their homes and the international airport had to redirect flights to other countries including guatemala. officials are not sure if this volcano will erupt again. sure sign, get out. you heard that voice it means nischelle turner is here, we'll talk holiday weekend box
office. they got some of my money. "the hobbit: the desolation of smaug" led the pack for the third week in a row "frozen" a close second. we bring in nischelle turner with more. lot of people go to the theater. >> they got my money, too, 20 bucks, a 3-d movie, "walk of the dinosaurs" educational told through a story. thank you, john, for bringing in my movie. this was a good weekend for movies. what did you see? >> i saw "american hustle." >> "wolf of wall street." >> i've heard that "frozen" is really good. >> a lot of people, box office
10% this weekend over last year at this time. we didn't see the traditional adult movies do as well as some thought they would, "wolf of wall street" is a very, very, very adult movie and three hours long "the hobbit" the desolation of john berman -- >> smaug. >> was number one at the box office. "frozen" has been getting great reviews, people feel it's the best disney movie they've seen in a very long time. so those two movies topped the box office, "anchorman 2" a solid third. will farrell was everywhere. the movie has made $80 million on a budget of $50,000. take this with the first "anchorman requesta budget of $27 million and made $85 million so it's a little bit behind pace off of its predecessor but still
doing fairly well. >> a pretty good year. >> there's been a couple of ehs but for the most part we've seen a good return on movies that didn't cost that much, lee daniel's "the butler" and did you see "where are the millers?" i saw that a couple weeks ago on a plane, this movie, really good. the budget $37 million, mads about 150 million at the box office and "best man holiday" budget of $17 million, $70 million at the box office. >> make sure to write those down if you're like me. we'll make you a list. >> the movie that will pass everything "the hunger games: catching fire" made $390 million, and "iron man 3" made
$400 million. >> jennifer lawrence will amount to something. >> think she's got a future? >> i think so. next up on "new day" live to russia where a second suicide bomber blew up a bus killing over a dozen people, these attacks raising serious security concerns a few weeks in advance of the olympics in russia and raising questions are the russian authorities prepared? the rescue of people op. a strappeded ship in an art antarctica because of blizzard conditions there. is there a plan b? we'll have the latest for you.
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i think if we don't see an attempt on the olympics i'd be surprised. >> breaking overnight terror before the games another suicide bombing in russia, a dozen more dead, the olympics just weeks away. we're live from russia with the latest. battle over benghazi, a new report says al qaeda was not involved in the attack on the u.s. consulate there, but now republicans are fighting back. we are live with the latest. >> mystery of the missing doctor, she's a medical school graduate missing for three weeks but there are no videos this morning and investigators want to know who is the mystery man she's talking so affectionately to? your "new day" tpz right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> do not adjust yoursets, it
is us, michaela pereira, alo alongside john berman and ana cabrera. chris and kate are off on a much deserved vacation. two deadly attacks in russia, at least 14 people are dead after a suicide bombing on a bus in the same city where 17 were killed in a rail station attack sunday. officials are scrambling to guarantee the safety of athletes and fans. the bombings and sochi are separated by only 400 miles. diana moss has the latest. >> hi michaela, russian parliamentary officials say despite the attacks they do not need to up the security measures around the olympic games, they have taken all the necessary security measures such as giving
fans a fan passport, some form of investigation and stringent security checks. given the terrible bombings in volgograd it makes you question what authorities claim this will be the safest olympics ever. two deadly terror attacks in the southern russian city of volgograd in less than 24 hours, this morning on a crowded bus in morning rush hour, more than a dozen killed, authorities say the blast the work of a suicide bomber, detonating the device possibility toward the back end of the bus. among the injured a baby, in serious condition. this follows another attack at noon on sunday in volgograd's main railway station, the moment of the explosion caught on surveillance video. that was also the work of a suicide bomber.
these attacks come less than six weeks before the start of the winter games in sochi which is around 400 miles southwest of volume goe grade. russia's president vladimir putin vowed the highest possible security around the games and the town of sochi but it is hard to police the whole of southern russia to the same level. russia is fighting islamic insurgency. in july a chechen extremist and leader of an islamist faction threatened to unleash "maximum force" to prevent the games from happening. the u.s. state department has a $5 million reward out for u umarov. >> i think if we don't see an attempt on the olympics i'd be surprised. >> even if the high security around sochi means terrorists may not be able to strike there, they're proving themselves more than capable of spreading maximum fear ahead of the games themselves, targeting other
cities in the region with deadly results. john, new year is russia's biggest holiday, perhaps one of the reasons why the railway stations was targeted sunday when thousands will be moving and traveling to see loved ones. new year and volgograd with start with three days of mourninging to remember those who died and the death count may go up. ? diana magnay for us in moscow thanks so much. we'll talk about the deep freeze, a large part of this country wrapping up 201 with an arctic blast, that is a big chunk of the united states covered by a big chunk of arctic cold pushing down from canada, ac ross the midwest and northeast. i'm blaming canada, yes, it is all your fault. the question is will your new year's plans be put on ice and can we blame canada?
jennifer gray in for indra petersons. >> this one we'll blame canada for, a big push of arctic air coming in very, very cold temperatures across much of the north and we are seeing highs below zero in the northern plains and anywhere from chicago around the great lakes highs will be one degree below zero to 30, all of us staying below freezing and when you factor in the windchill, 30, 35 degrees below zero is what it's feel like in chicago, even feeling like 12 degrees below zero. we'll stay 15 degrees below normal for the northern plains around the great lakes the next couple of days. the push of cold air will make it into the northeast by the second half of the week, we'll stay close to normal until then but highs will be in the low 30s, if you're ringing in the new year in chicago, one of the few cities that will have a chance of snow, could see a
white new year's day by midnight, temperatures about 17 degrees, also with the chance of snow showers. so it is going to feel chilly in chicago, one of the many places cold new year's eve but most of the country quiet, not deal with the blizzards. >> you might want to revise your plans for new year's eve to indoors. >> the best way to stay warm on new year's eve, join us on cnn, spend your new year's eve with anderson cooper and kathy griffin, they'll ring in 2014 live from times square with a million or so of their closest friends, tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> that is a lot of fun. officials say enrollment in obamacare is surging in the final days of 2013 but they have to keep up the breakneck pace in order to meet their lofty goals, some might argue. athena jones is corg the president in honolulu, not a bad assignment. athena? >> reporter: good morning,
michaela. after the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov the website is working much better now and health officials say the proof is in the big jump in enrollment numbers, more than 1.1 million people signed up for health care using the federal exchange between october 1st and december 24th and nearly 1 million of those, 975,000 came just in december alone. these numbers don't include new medicaid enrollees and don't include the state-run marketplaces but we know many of those statewide marketplaces also saw a surge in activity in recent days. we also know the pace of enrollment on healthcare.gov is picking up, the government saying december enrollment so far is more than seven times higher than october and november, but even with this big surge it looks like they may still fall short of the goal of 3.3 million signups by january 1st, they're still behind that goal, but as we enter the next week there will be a new obama
care push the white house working with congressional democrats, outside groups and high profile supporters of the law to share the story people are going to be covering because of obama care and tap the law's benefits. >> atheena jones in honolulu. >> when the sun comes up it's not bad. >> pretty nice. lots making news this morning, the nsa's top secret computer hacking team specializing in obtaining information from the toughest of targets, think james bond. the spy agency actually intercept computer deliveries and outfits them with special gear to spy on users. it's not clear whether edward snowden was the source here. folks on a research ship will have to wait a bit longer,
an australian ice breaker had to turn around because of bad weather and poor visibility. michaela spoke earlier with expedition leader chris turney. listen to this. >> it appears a massive blowout, several-year-old thick ice came from the other side of a glacier, broke out and with the southeast winds trapped us in so we were completely in the wrong place at the wrong time. it is not something that happened frequently. the ice breakers are finding it very difficult to get through to us as a result. >> so far he did tell us they have a lot of dry food on board so they are hanging in there. rescuers may now turn to helicopters to get the people on board out, but again weather an issue for that as well. a frantic search 15 miles off the coast of puerto rico, trying to locate a canadian man who jumped off a royal caribbean
cruiseship saturday night, the final night of the cruise for this family. the captain turned around to look for the man, still no sign of him. if you think taxes are high here, we have nothing on france. the country's constitutional port approved a plan to tax salaries over 1 million euros at 75%. this tax will be paid by the companies offering the salary not the individuals receiving it. still many professional athletes of course, movie stars there, are all objecting and threatening to strike. perhaps he was up late studying films but legend tear nfl star espn analyst mike ditka was seen dozing off on air. you see keyshawn johnson gives duck a little nudge, wake up, wake up. >> that's a good co-anchor.
>> got your back. >> this was the final week of the regular nfl season. sometimes you just can't help it. >> we live in a glass house. >> he was taking a nap before the bears game. >> conserving energy. >> making sure he was fresh for the next segment. coming up on "new day," the controversy that will not go away, what sparked the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi? a new report has some answers but some members of congress disagree with those answers. we'll speak about all of this. authorities have been looking for a missing medical student for almost a month. new video surfaced online, police want to know who this missing student is talking with in this have you had yo. stay with us.
. 14 minutes after the hour, welcome back to "new day." top intelligence officials are taking aim at a new report that says al qaeda was not behind the 2012 attack at the consulate in benghazi, that attack leaving four americans including a u.s. ambassador dead. it places much of the blame with an anti-muslim video and answers questions about early claims from the white house. jill doherty is at the state house. >> benghazi is a major political issue and this "new york times" article is just heating it up. the "new york times" investigation calls into question claims made by both republicans and the white house
about what happened in libya on september 11th a year ago. the newspaper finds fault with the republican case saying there's no evidence that al qaeda had any role, that local militias and looters were to blame, that an anti-muslim video did play a role motivating the attackers at least in part and that the attack was not meticulously planned but neither was the spoon stainious was it without warning signs. the intelligence report shows al qaeda was involved. >> there was aspiration to conduct an attack by al qaeda and affiliates in libya. the individuals on the ground talked about a planned tactical movement on the compound. >> the top democrat on the house intelligence committee agrees but says it's a complex picture. >> intelligence indicates al qaeda was involved but there were also plenty of people and militias that were unaffiliated with al qaeda that were
involved. >> reporter: "the times" also says it was not a copycat of street protests in egypt against the american made anti-muslim video as then u.n. ambassador susan rice suggested on sunday talk shows. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: the obama white house isn't commenting or disputing "the times" report which notably does not mention then secretary of state hillary clinton. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> reporter: the former white house national security spokesman tommy veader blasted republican demands for benghazi hearings and claims the obama administration was lying tweeting "they were wrong" and "we could have avoided months of discussing demagoguery." this "new york times" report uses the word "murky" saying it
goes beyond the black and white picture and that gash tee this is troers controversy is going going. >> let's brick in fran townsend, and fran is a member of the cia external advisory board. fr fran, one of the big claims in the "new york times" makes the bold statement al qaeda was not involved in the attacks in benghazi. you heard a democrat and a republican say no, they say al qaeda was involved. >> that has become the big controversy over the "new york times" article the bold statement al qaeda was not involved. clearly ansar al sharia was involved. the leader was arrested in the east of libya overnight.
the notion that al qaeda was not involved really begs credulity. i will say one of the things that they point to people who are taking issue with the article is the fact that there is signal intelligence, intercepts that suggested al qaeda's awareness involvement and recognized by both houses. >> why does it matter if it was an affiliate as opposed to inspired group as opposed to a group that admired al qaeda. why could those distinctions matter or do they? >> i'm not sure, other than it leads you into political troers, did people intentionally mislead the american public what the cause of the attack was, if if it was spontaneous it would be harder to prepare yourself. if it was a growing threat which is by all accounts is what it was you have to account for why
you were not better prepared and leads into a tremendous political conflict. >> does it get too -- does it further murky see what is already a murky situation? >> the "new york times" has nothing to clarify what's already been said and some respects is mrky suggesting that ansar al sharia isn't a terrorist organization and was the video an inspiration for the attacks, that's sort of been put to bed so in some ways it muddies up the water. >> fran this report suggests that what happened in benghazi, regardless of who was behind it, it left some lessons behind that we should note carrying forward. do you agree with that? >> certainly, look, as you're dealing with indigenous groups, right, who have their own motivations, i break it down, there are two enemies looking at a national security issue, those who hate us and those who hate
us and want to kill us and making the distinction about which group -- and by the way it's not like there are membership cards in each. these groups morph back and forth and alliances and allegiances can be murky. there's danger picking who you're going to work with. it's true in libya, true in syria, and iraq. >> has politics seeped into the discussion about benghazi to the point we'ller in have a satisfying explanation of what happened? >> john i fear what you say is true. i this i that would be unfortunate because i do believe it is unthinkable that an american ambassador, chris stevens in fairness was a friend. i had been with him ten days before he was killed. it would really be tragic if if we didn't understand really very full and transparent way what happened not only for this incident but the safety and security of our diplomats around the world going forward. >> why can't we understand that at this point? >> at the moment there's an
awful lot of politics involved. >> fran we appreciate you coming here with us. coming up next, she vanished without a trace, a first year medical resident from michigan, what police found that could help them solve the mystery of her disappearance. and colorado about to become the first state to sell recreational marria aal marijua. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays.
>> well he was 1 for 3. john berman, ana cabrera and michaela pereira. welcome back. chris and kate are off, john and ana are holding down the fort with me. coming up a mission to starp out fat prejudice. the woman says it's every person's right to become qualify departme confident and comfortable in one's own body. we love to talk. them, all the viral videos that created the most buzz in 2013, we'll take you to the top ones, the very best of 2013. >> has to be a hoax. >> it was awesome, hose or not. breaking news from russia, suicide bombing on a bus is the second deadly terror attack in russia in as many days. 14 people are dead a day after
17 were killed in the rail station in the same city. concerns are brewing about security for the upcoming olympics. diana magnay joins us from moscow with the latest. >> president putin ordered his intelligence forces and police to tighten up security in russia throughout russia and the volgograd area where the two attacks took place. we're hearing from parliamentary officials that security around the olympics themselves and sochi is all taken in care. baskcally it is sufficient and that no extra security measures will be taken as a result of these attacks but as you said, there is a death toll, sochi around 400 miles away volume fwoe gr volgograd to the southeast.
many of the terror attacks have emanated from dagestan and it's highly likely these emanated from them. they may be planning more. >> thank you. the two attacks in less than two days a major cause for concern. 28 minutes after the hour. ana cabrera, for the five things we need to know for our new day. >> good morning to you at home. number one this morning, severe weather forcing an us trailian ice breaker to suspenderts to reach a ship that has been stranded in ice in antarctica for about a week, 74 people have been stuck on this reseven vessel when it for a whole week. new figures this morning showing a surge in enrollment for obama care. the white house says more than 1.1 million americans have signed up for that health insurance coverage. a german magazine is lifting the veil on the nsa's hacking
unit, the spy agency actually intercepts computer deliveries and outfits them with special gear to spy on its users. the winningest formula one driver in history is in a french hospital after being severely injured in a skiing accident, michael shoemaker sustained severe head trauma and is in critical condition. peyton manning set another single season record this time for passing yards as manning threw for 5,477 yards this season. he may be older when it comes to the nfl but he is showing that he is like a fine wine, getting better with time. >> are you from denver? >> i am. >> you have to be. >> those are the five things you need to know for your new day. go to cnn.com for more.
>> we'll let it slide this time. >> go broncos! >> ana, thanks so much. there's a new wrinkle in a missing person's case that has been baffling authorities for nearly a month. tali patrick was last heard from december 5th, her car found in indiana but no sign of her. now new videos surfaced online of patrick appearing to be talking to someone specifically. people want to know who that person is and find her. alexandra field is here with more. >> michaela, the family is heartbroke heartbroken, investigators stumped. she had tickets to visit her family in florida over the holidays. she would never voluntarily not show up for work. everyone is hoping the videos could finally find a break in the case. ♪ you walked into my life >> reporter: investigators are examining new youtube videos of
talika patrick serenading an unidentified love interest in their search for clues in their disappearance. >> hi baby, good night. >> reporter: in the videos she apparently shot herself she repeatedly refers to someone as "love" and "baby." >> hi, love. >> reporter: investigators wonder if this person may have information about what happened december 5th the night talika vanished. >> the search has been intensified, but to date no leads. >> reporter: surveillance footage shows her trying to check in at the rad ison hotel. authorities say this is the place where she was last seen boarding the shuttle bus that took her to her car parked at the medical center where she worked in kalamazoo. the 30-year-old just graduated from medical school, months into her residency at the hospital, just hours after she was captured on surveillance camera authorities found her car abandoned with a flat tire off interstate 94 in indiana, about
100 miles from where she worked. inside credit card, some cash and her driver's also. her bizarre disappearance has investigators in two states stumped after their all-out searches have turned up nothing. these new videos are raising more questions than answers. >> we are desperate to hear something. >> you can just feel that family's desperation. they have put together a report, they are offering $15,000 for anyone who has information that leads to this woman's safe return. >> you can hear the anguish in that mother's voice not knowing. >> investigators have no evidence of foul play but also say they have no evidence she left voluntarily so truly something that is stumping them. next up on "new day" they're starting to stock their shelves but even though recreational pot sales will start january 1st, there are still hurdling. a grad student takes on what she calls fat bashing and deals
♪ cause i'm coming at you luke a dark horse ♪ jennifer gray is in for indra petersons with your forecast and it's a cold one. >> it is very cold up north, windchill advisories, warnings in effect, we factor in the windchill it feels like 0 to 30 degrees below zero and so frost bite could set in a matter of minutes, that's why the advisories are out. current temperatures 11 below zero, temperatures singity digit, chicago one degree right now, washington, d.c., at 43 and kansas city at 10, you factor in the windchill, feels like 23 below zero.
this cold air will stay in place over the next couple of days across much of the north, it will finally start to work et cetera way to the northeast as we get into the second half of the week, but look at this, thursday's high for new york city 34, then drops to 17 for a high on friday, so we're going to see very, very cold temperatures for the first week of the new year. we have a couple little clippers pushing across the north, could see some lake-effect snow tuesday that's going to push out by wednesday and then we have our next one and this is the one with the really powerful punk that's going to be here by the second half of the week so we'll see possible three to six inches of snow for folks in the northern plains waking up new year's day so just downright cold, stay cozy this weekend. >> people that will be happy are the people that got snow blowers for christmas. >> yes. >> just saying. >> she and her husband gave each oat a snow blower, they know romance, folks. >> romans knows romance.
we'll go to colorado, a new industry is about to take root, recreational marijuana available to those over 21 starting wednesday the 1st but there is troers after denver said no to a private smoking event at a club and extensive regulation is weeding out prospective retailers. cnn's casey wian is covering it all in denver. >> reporter: good morning, michaela. it has been such a scramble for marijuana retailers in denver that the businesses didn't get their licenses to operate until friday. those that did say they will be ready to open their doors to the public at 8:00 in the morning new year's day. two days to go until colorado becomes the country's first state to sell marijuana for recreational use, the evertheen evergreen apothecary, only 250
medical marijuana businessis in denver received a license to sell to anyone other 21. there are multiple inspections, packaging requirements and in some cases new construction. >> we're building an impressive showcase for the world to see that this is an industry, this is not an underground business. >> reporter: at medicine man all the pot sold is grown on site. >> customers don't want it really leafy. they like it nice, tight and dense. >> reporter: hiring 25 new employees and enstalling new equipment. >> we have to tag all the plants with a radio frequency identification tag, another inventory control. this is a light air tight container and this is our san fernando valley. >> reporter: each container holds about $7,500 worth of marijuana so it's no wonder
medicine man has an armed army ranger at the door. >> demand is going to be high on day one with a potential shortage of supply, price also go up. >> reporter: no one is expecting a marijuana mardi gras. >> still legal to drive impaired and take the product out of state to resell it to anybody to give it to someone under 21 or consume it publicly. >> reporter: statewide about $300 million worth of medical marijuana was sold in 2013. >> we haven't seen a negative impact from two years of medical marijuana and we don't expect to see that with retail marijuana. >> retailers expect about 30% of their new business to come from out of state visitors, if you're planning on coming to colorado to partake remember it's illegal to take marijuana back home with you. >> it's a very good point to be made. casey we appreciate that. next up on "new day" when
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she writes about fat prejudice and defends the right everyone has to be comfortable and confident in his or her body. but in a world where zero is the goal and the word "fat" often to many people equals unhealthier this message is met with mixed messages. joining us now from detroit to talk about her message and its response is amanda leavett. >> good morning. >> you call yourself a fat activist. what does that mean to you? >> to me when i say i'm a fat activist i'm not just talking about the discrim in aition that fat people deal with but also interested in how politics surrounding fat bodies and fat people affect fat people's daily lives. >> talk about the prejudice, give us an idea what that looks like and feels like.
>> so i mean speccally fat people are more likely to live in poverty, more likely to deal with it in every facet because it's gendered and targets women specifically, fat women are less likely to be hired, less likely to be promoted, fat people in general are more likely to deal with stigma going to the doctors office, misdiagnosed, not treated at all, less likely to go to the doctor, so it's really not just specifically talking about the shall us and interactions that we have one on one with individuals but also how it's systemic and institutionalized. >> when did you first become aware of this? >> i found about 18, ten years ago, "unbearable weight" by
susan bordeaux, it was a book that made me think different about body image and it wasn't specifically about fat people. once i read that i looked online and found some amazing fat positive community, and i found the issues i dealt with younger and continue to teal with today gave me this community a space to learn. myself and fat politics and really grew like organically from there. >> you contend that the word "fat" that the neglect tough connotations in the word "fat" should be removed, we should be automobile to use it as a descriptive word like thin. >> yes, i mean we don't freak out when people use the word thin, why do we freak out when people want to use the word fat? we're moving negative connotations from it because that is unpainging the fat stigma on fatdus crimination and feelings that we have toward fat people, and instead of just using the term fat to describe
bodies in a neutral and oftentimes a very positive way. >> let's go to the flipside, we wanted you to tell us what you are about, you have critics out there. i can see you gearing up for a fight. there are critics that say you're defending an up healthy body type. what do you say to them? >> i think that that is really, really ignorant to say because what we know is that again fat people are more likely to live in port, more likely to deal with stigma in every facet of our lives and with he know from recertain that people who live in port, people that deal with stigma have far worse health outcomes because of fat stigma, because of the socioeconomic status theyly in, so if fat people are far more likely to deal with those things to say that i'm defending an unhealthy body type or unhealth y lifestyle is really them assuming that fat people live a specific lifestyle, that they
live it in a specific body and in a specific way, that makes us unhealthy, so i'm far more interested in talking about poverty and far more interested in talking about how we live in a society that has a lot of inequality and not interested in trying to defend my right to be a fat person, to defend someone else's right to live in their b body. >> unfortunately there have been some really hateful and hurtful comments on your blog. how do you deal with that and what do you make of it? >> yes, i mean, unfortunately trolls are really boring, they tend to say the same things over and over again so you know, that is really once you are -- it's hard when you first start out but for me because you've been doing activism or being involved in the community for so long a lot of the things that people say are very, it's not original, it's a lot -- i rarely am i
surprised by what someone is saying to me so for me the things that people are saying, it's not new, but that doesn't mean that i don't need to take a break, turn my laptop off, take some time for myself, go get a coffee, just shut that out, and just walk away sometimes. >> any time you put yourself out there, the hater also come. amanda levitt, activist and blogger, hosts the website fatbodypolitics.com, thanks for sharing your story with us today. >> thank you for having me here. next up on "new day," what were the must see moments we were talking about this year? it is a long list, like this one, oh, man, jean claude van damme, what he's about to do here shoulder in be done by earn, and the other busiest moments of 2013 is coming up. there it is, don't do it. don't, stop, please!
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the new york stock exchange is where we evolve to. ♪ what's the buzz, tell me what's happening ♪ what's the buzz from "jesus christ superstar." welcome back to "new day." 2013 brought us compelling viral moments, videos that got millions of views and inspired serious sfrgs, from a jmy kimmel prank, oh, man, i love this. over 15 million views for the twerker gone wrong to a public woman quitting her job dancing to kanye west, fan-freakin'-t t fan-freakin'-tastic. buzz feed has made more lists than i can think. one of the things that was remarkable in the viral moments
is a lot of them were newsy, about stuff that mattered b stuff that was happening, you talk about the charles ramsey video. >> probably one of the best examples of the viral news peg going everywhere and he gave this incredible interview after the amanda berry case and his candidness was so explosive everyone went wild and couldn't believe he was on the camera saying these great things. >> he's such a likeable guy. >> he had one one-liner after another. >> this isn't the last we've heard from him. >> he got a book deal and they're saying he's got more to say, can't complain about that. >> not at all. our next one is a story i think made people not only did it have a news yu peg but asked people what would i do? matthew cordle did a compelling online confession to a dui.
>> this was unprecedented. people had always confessed things but usually anonymous. to have someone use his own name and face and confess to something horrible a lot of people were torn, is this right, is this wrong, are we sensationalizing this and it sparked a controversy. >> he ended up with a jail sentence, suffering serious consequences and he'll be in jail for a while. we'll mac a turn here. we talk about viral videos and talk about the silly and inane and one video i think we all have great respect for. we received 15 million views the jimmy kimmel inspiring twerking video gone wrong. >> jimmy kimmel's staff put it online a few months before it went viral, and they didn't tell number and all of a sudden like the internet does it bubbled up into this massive sensation and everyone couldn't believe
someone lit themselves on fire twerking and then he areveals i was a big hoax. you argue is it hoax or entertainment? >> the shtick. >> it's a lesson don't necessarily believe everything you see online. >> the old adage, everyone is lying on the internet. >> how about the other video at the top of the hour, not the top of the hour but the segment where we saw the girl doing the dance and it was kind of like her farewell after, leaving her job. >> right. >> obviously a talented dancer when you look at the video. it was successful. >> this video really struck a chord, it was such a millenial thing to have this young person dancing and quitting their job and having the video go viral and it started a bunch of responses and a bunch of parodies, one with a mom on strike and used that method to tell her family no more. it was a really fun thing and
really like it made people want to do the same thing. >> if you remember the response the company did their own video in response to her being gone which was, made it a whole fantastic call of response. >> it was a great response. >> the subject of jobs, people who shouldn't have them an internet viral star from canada, rob ford. he's taken over the internet. >> he is a living viral video. everything this man does is rife for online fodder. the one that immediately comes to mind is him pushing that poor woman other. every interview he did, all of the really inappropriate things he says on camera was breathtaking to watch. >> it will guarantee until he finishes his term or they kick him out every press conference he ever holds will always have cameras in front of it.
>> let's people inspired. this is jean claude van damme. >> i heard john berman tried this once. >> really? >> i haven't touched my toes since the reagan administration. the split, there's nothing close to that. >> now we know why you were gone all week. >> there is a parody with trash cans. only jean claude van damme. >> they were going very slowly backwards. we appreciate you bringing all of this to us. it was an epic year for viral videos. >> buzz feed has a lot of other lists, check them out. >> 2013 lists. >> you could mach a list of lists. >> they did, i think. that's all for us here on "new day," time for "newsroom" kyra fiphillips is in for carol
costello. >> happy monday. "newsroom" starts right now. . a second terror attack in russia, sochi games 39 days away. growing concern about the safety of athletes. i think we don't see an attempt on the olympics i'd be surprised. >> paralyzing cold gripping the midwest, 45-mile-per-hour winds, sub-zero temps and it's only going to get worse. plus -- >> the weather is minus 1 and blowing snow. >> another setback for the latest rescue mission in antarctica. we got word some of the passengers and crew on board that recertain ship will be evacuated by helicopter as soon as the weather improves. mean while, their spirits are high. >> sun on the horizon, chris, what is