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but are our nukes safe? >> nuclear weapons and cheating, a bad, bad combination. >> bad combo. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it's thursday, january 16th, and it is exactly 5:00 a.m. in the east. and we are going to begin this morning with subpoena time! and that is a dreaded time that any and all politicians hope to avoid, but that time is coming as early as this morning for key players in new jersey governor chris christie's administration. christie today is set to visit the jersey shore for a talk with voters about hurricane sandy relief money, money, by the way, that his administration is accused of misusing for an ad campaign. this is the first time the public will be able to see the governor in person since e-mails and text messages indicated that his aides were responsible for shutting down lanes to the george washington bridge. of course, this was apparently all as political payback against a mayor who would not endorse their boss. now, this is all coming as a new state committee begins its work looking into what happened there. that committee could issue
subpoenas today, and they've also hired a former federal prosecutor who helped bring down illinois governor rod blagojevich. he will be the special counsel. >> i think reid shaw is the best person fit to lead this in a mindful direction and give us guidance, especially there may be other agencies investigating. and with his expertise, you know, we look forward to doing this properly and getting down to finding out some answers. >> now, excidespite all this st happening, polls from a nbc/marist poll shows most people have not changed their opinion of governor christie and still consider him a strong leader. berrendo middle school in roswell, new mexico, reopens today as we're hearing for the first time the 911 calls from inside the school, calls describing the terrifying moments after police say a 12-year-old boy opened fire, severely wounding two classmates. >> we're at berrendo middle
school! a kid just shot a gun. >> berrendo middle school? >> berrendo middle school! someone just got shot. >> who was it? >> a kid just killed a kid. i don't know, a guy just walked in -- >> where is the kid with the gun? >> i don't know. he's on the floor right now. >> stay with me. >> can't let you go into shock. you have to wake up and talk to me, okay? >> a law enforcement source tells cnn the shooter had a journal at home, a journal that described his plans. and the source says the boy told some students in the gym to get out before he fired his sawed-off shotgun, but the motive still not clear. the parents of the boy say the incident has left them heartbroken and they offered condolences to the families of the victims. today counselors will be on site at the school to help. >> so sad. breaking overnight, three people are dead after a shooting at a grocery store in indiana. this happened in eckhart, about 150 miles north of indianapolis. police say a 20-year-old man shot a store employee and a shopper and then opened fire on
police before officers shot and killed him. at this point, police are not revealing any motive. we'll stay on this looking for more details. this morning there is new pressure on congress to not issue new sanctions against iran. the president telling democratic senators in a rare nighttime meeting at the white house that any new sanctions could damage the already delicate talks over iran's nuclear program. iran next week is set to begin eliminating some of its enriched uranium under a temporary deal with world powers. all right, this morning words you never want to hear spoken in the same sentence -- nuclear weapons and scam. today, some three dozen air force officers have seen their security clearances suspended after a major cheating scandal. this involves some of the people who keep an eye on the nation's nuclear arsenal. our senior washington correspondent joe johns has the details. >> it started with an investigation into illegal drug possession but led to an air force cheating scandal. the three dozen airmen are
mostly from malmstrom air force base in montana. they say some cheated on a proficiency test last september. others apparently knew about the cheating but didn't stop it or report it. all have been decertified and suspended from missile crew duty. the cheating was apparently accomplished using text messages. there is a long list of scandals involving missile defense personnel. an air force major was fired after drinking too much and got in trouble in russia. a missile unit at malmstrom failed a security clearance last year. and in the nuclear business, where there is absolutely no room for error, a little thing like napping on the job has become an issue. the defense secretary recently visited one of the missile bases to try to lift morale, but it's not just the air force. a navy vice admiral overseeing nuclear weapons was recently removed from command after being implicated in a gambling investigation. studies show manning the missiles can be a very lonely, isolated job, and dod personnel assigned to the nuclear arsenal have suffered burnout, gotten
into domestic violence, but military experts say cheating on tests must be dealt with as a question of character and can never be overlooked. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> you know, zero tolerance when it comes to nuclear weapons seems like a pretty good policy. >> i would say so. seems like all of the things he mentioned should be attended to, not just the latter. >> bad idea. all right, all eyes are on the senate now that the house has given its okay to the $1.1 trillion spending plan that would keep the government running through october. the vote was overwhelming, 359-67. this is really seen as a rebuke to conservative groups, including tea party groups who rallied against it, and may be a little bit of a boost for speaker john boehner. senators are expected to give their okay by the end of the week. president obama is closer this morning to announcing his plans for reforming the nsa. details set to be released in a speech tomorrow, but there are reports today that the president believes the nsa should be allowed to sweep up phone records and may ask congress to make the call on new
restrictions. this morning washington is still abuzz about a new bipartisan senate report that blasts the state department, the pentagon and intelligence agencies for missing warning signs that it says could have prevented the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi in libya in 2012. four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, were killed. the report is also critical of stevens himself for rejecting offers for extra protection weeks before the benghazi attack. there are new details this morning on the status of bowe bergdahl, an american soldier missing in afghanistan since 2009. as first reported here on cnn, the u.s. military has obtained a new video showing bergdahl alive but in declining health. that video has not been released, but the military believes it was recorded recently. bergdahl was captured in afghanistan in june 2009. he's believed to be in the custody of insurgents. >> got to be so difficult for his family, but maybe a glimmer of hope as well. >> yeah. now to iraq.
waking up this morning in the midst of one of its deadliest weeks in years. at least 61 people were killed on wednesday, dozens more killed earlier this here in baghdad, anticipation and fear. the iraqis i speak to every day here say it is not an exaggeration or melodrama to say every time they leave their
house at this time, they don't know if they're going to come back. people actually say good-bye to their family and mean it, just in case something goes wrong, because the vast majority of these people are, of course, innocent civilians. security very tight around the capital at the moment. we just talked to somebody out driving around, and the traffic here is horrible because of it, but it's necessary. but even with that security presence, the bombs continue to get in. john? >> a very, very tense situation in iraq today. michael holmes, thanks for being in baghdad for us. appreciate it. there are growing concerns today that the west is getting drier, and that could mean a really bad fire season. new figures from government scientists show drought conditions in california and elsewhere in the far west intensified dramatically last year. california, for example, received the lowest amount of precipitation in more than 100 years. scientists are warning there may be water shortages in the coming months. and again, huge fire risk. >> indra petersons has been warning us. >> she has.
>> that things could get bad in california over the next few days. let's go to indra for a look at the forecast today. >> good morning. yeah, that's usually the biggest concern. it's january and february, the one time in california really not talking about drought conditions, because it's when you typically get the rain. that is the opposite of what they've been seeing in what should be their rainy season. high pressure still dominating, bringing in the typical santa ana winds. when that happens, you start seeing humidities that go down to single digits. hardly looking at the 60% and 70% humidities they could be seeing this time of year. of course, we're also looking at temperatures there -- looks like the clicker's not working this morning. drought conditions really extreme at this point. notice, this is what the drought conditions looked like last year. now notice they are in the extreme condition here. so, what are we looking at? we'll be looking at temperatures here really going down. dry fuel levels out there. with that, that red flag warning is high. let's talk about what's going on across the country today. east coast still looking at this little, tiny wave making its way through, a tiny chance for showers boston, philly, new york city. you're still looking for that. otherwise, another system, a
clipper, will be making its way through. really, the northeast, look for showers throughout the entire weekend. both clippers are minimal, small systems, but blizzard conditions in the dakotas and minnesota and it's a ground blizzard. the winds are so high, even the snow levels aren't that high, you're still talking about low visibility. and for that reason, they have blizzard warnings out there today. otherwise, temperatures starting to cool off today. first starting around minnesota. eventually, that cold air spreading into the southeast, making its way into the northeast for the weekend. >> a ground blizzard. >> ground blizzard, yes. a lot of high winds but not really that much snow. either way, still can't see. >> thanks, indra. >> sure. dow futures lower right now, but that's not unusual after the dow had its fourth highest close in history, gaining 108 points, the nasdaq gaining almost 1%. you know, the s&p 500 eked out a record, erasing all of its 2014 losses. in europe right now, london, frankfurt, paris, mixed. in tokyo, the nikkei closed 61 points lower. and here in the u.s., jcpenney's stock is lower in premarket
trading. the ailing retailer is going to cut 2,000 jobs, close 33 of what it calls underperforming stores. it has been a brutal year for jcpenney. the stock is down more than 60% over the past year. the company's been losing hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter. >> you've been talking about jcpenney, i feel like, for 18 months, and none of it has been good news. >> no. it's going to be one of those case studies when you go to business school how not to run a company. jcpenney had a turn-around that just flopped. and now they're trying to turn back around again. >> this is a story that everyone knows. everyone's shopped at jcpenney. >> got to know your customer. don't abandon your customer. that's what jcpenney did. coming up next, know our customers. this, though, has been called unthinkable and unimaginable. the angry words directed at rescue crews in san francisco after we showed you this video of what they did after the crash of a jet. we'll have the latest. and voting is now over in egypt, where a new constitution was on the line. so, what did the country decide? we're going to tell you, next.
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francisco, and their lawyer tells cnn the footage shows rescuers didn't even do the basics. >> the first step in triage is to take the pulse, check the respiration. that was never done. and the video, which i think is the best evidence of what happened, shows at least five firefighters who saw her, who understood she was there, and none of them did the basic step of checking if she was alive. >> the city of san francisco and its fire department have declined comment citing pending litigation, but at the time of the crash, the fire chief apologized for the accident. vatican officials for the first time are being questioned at length today about child sex abuse in the church. the united committee in geneva will meet with the top sex crimes prosecutor to determine what the church did and did not do when officials became aware of so-called pedophile priests. in written testimony submitted last month, the vatican argued
it is not responsible for the individual actions of every priest around the world. egypt this morning appears on its way to a new constitution. voing is now over and it appears most egyptians said yes to a new charter and a new start for the country's experiment with democracy. reza sayah's live in cairo with the latest. what can you tell us, reza? >> reporter: christine, the official vote count not in yet, but according to state media, 98% of egyptians voted yes on the constitution, 2% voted no, and that's really no surprise. even before this referendum, it was widely believed that this charter was going to pass. the bigger question, voter turnout, state media also reporting that was impressive. 55% voter turnout, which is somewhat of a surprise based on the relatively short lines we saw at a lot of polling stations throughout the past couple of days. the big question now, what does this mean for egypt's military-backed government? it means they'll probably use this to bolster their credibility.
it could set the stage for a run for the presidency by the top army chief. washington watching closely as well. it could mean the restoration of egyptian aid that washington froze over the summer because of concern over repressive tactics. but we simply can't ignore some of the repressive tactics that are continuing, some of the brutality, according to rights groups. 2,200 people, according to rights groups, have been killed since the ouster of mohamed morsi, thousands of others arrested, including secular activists, including journalists. that includes some of our own former colleagues. and many rights groups say restoring aid by washington in egypt in essence is condoning some of these troubling developments, christine. >> reza sayah for us in egypt. thank you, reza. in washington today, two top officials set to testify before a house committee on the security of personal information on healthcare.gov. the obamacare website has come under fire not only for its well publicized sign-up problems, but also because of concerns it's not secure enough to keep
personal information protected. a navy pilot in critical condition this morning after his jet crashed into the atlantic near virginia beach. dramatic video shows him being taken to the hospital in norfolk. the navy says the plane, an f/a-18e super hornet, was taking part in a routine training mission when it crashed and the pilot was picked up by a civilian fishing ship nearby. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. controversy this morning for the wife of a miami dolphins player. lauren tannehill, the wife of quarterback ryan tannehill, apparently left her rifle in the back of a rental car. this happened in ft. lauderdale earlier this month. the sheriff's office says she rented a car at the airport, then went back a few hours later to swap the car for another one, but she left a rifle behind. the next renter found the rifle, turned it over to police. no charges are expected. >> leave the gun, take the cannolis. this morning, we have some information you need to know if you like alcohol. a study that says heavy drinking is bad for your brain. i think that's a shock!
the new study shows a steep decline in memory for men who have more than 2 1/2 alcoholic drinks per day. now, heavy female drinkers, or females who drink a lot, also showed some problems with planning and focusing, but apparently not memory. so, if you're a woman, you can drink a lot and not lose your memory. surprisingly, a woman who abstained from alcohol completely showed the greatest loss of brain functioning. >> i can't focus or follow this story at all. i don't know why. >> seems unfair on many different levels. all right, this morning, "12 years a slave," one of the year's most celebrated films expected to be one of the most nominated when the motion picture academy reveals the best in show. "gravity," a sandra bullock space drama is expected to receive several nominations. "american hustle," great cast, great pair and also great costumes, another pre-oscar favorite. the best picture category can have anywhere from five to ten
nominees. we're going to bring you the oscar nominations live on "new day" at 8:38 a.m. eastern. this is the first year i've seen most of the films. >> "iron man 3." i'm going with that. among the films up for best documentary today is cnn films' "black fish" about seaworld and the alleged mistreatment of orca whales in its parks. this morning, the company says it earned record profits last year, despite many musical acts saying they would not perform there. seaworld says attendance numbers were up, up for them in the fourth quarter. the company says it is launching a new orca whale show this summer. >> i think the ceo of the company's ringing the closing bell at the big board at the new york stock exchange. >> interesting timing, very interesting timing. >> they had very good numbers. coming up, danger at the australian open. it is so hot, matches being delayed as the mercury climbs. i don't know how duked anything in that weather, let alone play your best game ever. we're going to have details in the "bleacher report," next.
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a major issue at the australian open. by weather, i mean heat. >> yeah, it's hot! first, it was the extreme heat, now it's worse, the matches are being suspended because of rain and lightning. joe carter here with a messy, hot, lightning-filled "bleacher report." joe. >> hi. good morning, guys. all right, so, australia's about 16 hours ahead of us, so right now it's about 9:24 in the evening. earlier today, the high temperature was 109. obviously, that's extremely
dangerous temperatures to play outdoor tennis in, so officials when it came to the three arena courts, they decided to close the retractible roofs. as far as the outdoor matches were concerned, they decided to push those matches to start later in the afternoon, around 4:00, 5:00, but that's when the rain and lightning came through, forcing 14 matches to be suspended. now, friday, it's going to be another scorcher. temperatures are expected to reach about 111 degrees, so probably going to push those matches outside to the late day again, but major relief is in sight on saturday. temperatures will drop nearly 40 degrees, so it's going to be great weather this weekend for them, somewhere around 73-75 degrees fahrenheit come saturday and sunday. all right, so, trending this morning on bleacherreport.com, get this, a little league baseball coach is suing his own player for more than $500,000. now, the coach says that his achilles was severed when he was struck by the 14-year-old's
helmet. now, the kid accidentally hit the coach in the leg with his helmet while he was celebrating a game-winning run. the coach, though, is suing this kid for lost wages and medical bills, nearly $500,000. >> actually thought it was a joke at first. >> reporter: you didn't think he was serious? >> no. >> reporter: and now? >> and now i think it's absurd. all right, let's end on a good story here. twin sisters tracy and lani barnes share olympic dreams, but only one is headed for sochi. tracy last week qualified for a spot on team usa's biathlon team, but her sister, lani, fell short because she was too sick to compete. that's when sister tracy stepped up and gave up her own spot in the olympics so her sister could go instead. now, lanny originally said no to the offer, but then she finally accepted. tracy said her sister, lanny, deserves the offer more, deserves the opportunity more because she had a better year competing and she didn't think
it was right to let an illness during their final qualifying event keep her from achieving her olympic goals. and here's the kicker, too, here, guys. tracy, the one who's giving up her spot, back in 2010 fell short of making the olympics. so, essentially, the last two chances that tracy has had to get into the olympics, she hasn't been able to go. obviously, the first time she fell short in competition. the second time giving up her spot to her sister. so, obviously, a great act, but i'm sure some time in the near future, she's going to come back to her sister and say, remember that time i gave up my spot to you? how about some mortgage money or -- >> sisters never forget, and it's never without payback. >> they did both go to the olympics in 2006, so they have both had a chance to go before, so at least it's not the biggest sacrifice you could make. joe, really appreciate it. >> thanks. the top headlines and everything you need to know for your day, including the latest on the bridgegate scandal, including subpoenas that could be coming within hours, right after the break. for all kinds . i go to angie's list to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget.
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subpoenas in the bridgegate scandal within hours, perhaps, as the embattled governor meets with the public for the first time, touting the very efforts that he's accused of mishandling. chilling, new audio from a new mexico school shooting. a 911 call of a teacher as she comforts a young victim shot by a fellow classmate and why police believe this may have been a calculated plan to kill many more. new developments in the death of a teenager after a plane crash in san francisco. this video shows what rescue crews did, but it's what they may not have done that has the victim's family so angry. welcome back to "early start" this thursday morning. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. great to see you. it is 30 minutes after the hour right now. happening today, we could see subpoenas in the political scandal many are calling bridgegate involving new jersey governor chris christie and two top aides who shut down lanes to the george washington bridge, apparently as political payback against a mayor who wouldn't
endorse their boss. today, a state committee begins their work looking into what happened. it's hired a federal prosecutor who brought down former governor rod blagojevich to be special counsel. the governor today is set to meet with his voters for the first time since e-mails and texts linked the scandal to his office. he's visiting the jersey shore to talk about sandy relief. at the same time, he's accused of misusing sandy funds on an ad campaign that showed his family. and there are new details this morning about what you think of the governor and what he said about the bridge closing scandal. >> i had no knowledge or involvement in this issue, in its planning or its execution. >> cnn political editor paul steinhauser is with us this morning. he has the results of a new poll. paul is in washington this morning. and paul, what are the polls saying? do people believe chris christie right now? >> reporter: such an important question, john. you know, i mean, listen, honesty is so important when it comes to politicians. nbc/marist came out with a poll
conducted earlier this week. and a plurality, 46% in this poll, almost half say they think christie is telling the truth. about a third disagree and one in five unsure. no surprise, there's a partisan divide in this question, of course. most republicans but only a minority of democrats in this poll say that chris christie is telling the truth. guys? >> great. paul, let's bring up something the governor also brought up in that same press conference, when he was asked if he was going to change his style of politics. this is what he said. listen. >> because i am who i am, but i am not a bully. >> the public agree with him. >> well, about half do. look at this from the same poll, nbc/marist. you can see right here, is he a bully? only about a quarter say he's a bully. almost half say he's a strong leader. about one in four unsure. similar results from another poll, state poll showing the same results. here's the most important question, i guess, what's your opinion of chris christie? and look at this, almost seven in ten say no change.
>> no change. >> reporter: that middle number, though, is troubling. about one in five say they like him less because of this episode, and you've got a very small minority saying they like him more. another national poll from pew earlier this week had similar results. guys? >> paul, underlying in this is also his approval rating, which has been fantastic coming up until now. it's still pretty good but slipping a little bit. then there is another number which caught my eye, for those of us obsessed with 2016, even though it's only 2014. a big 2016 number to tell us about. >> reporter: there sure is, and we all know chris christie is definitely considering a run for the white house. here you go. this is a hypothetical matchup, chris christie if he's the republican nominee, hillary clinton if she's the democratic nominee. look back in december it was a very close race, now a 13-point advantage for clinton. so, is this damaging? maybe. but remember, listen, polls change. as you guys both said, new developments, new investigations. these numbers could definitely change over the weeks and months ahead. this story is far from over. >> oh, yeah. >> paul steinhauser. clinton and christie, by the way, considering a run for the presidency like i'm considering
coffee and a pink tie this morning, by the way. thank you, paul. >> that is coffee in there. thanks, paul. breaking overnight in indiana, a shooting at a grocery store has left three people dead. this happened in elkhart, about 150 miles north of indianapolis. police say a 20-year-old man shot a store employee and a shopper and then opened fire on police before the officers killed him. and police aren't revealing any motive. in new mexico today, a middle school, the site of a shooting, is reopening, as we're hearing for the first time the 911 calls from inside the school describing the terrifying moments after police say a 12-year-old opened fire, severely wounding two classmates. and what teachers did to keep the wounded alive. >> berrendo middle school. a kid just got shot. >> berrendo middle school? >> berrendo middle school. someone just got shot. >> who was it? >> a kid just killed a kid. i don't know. the guy walked in -- >> where is the kid that has the gun? >> i don't know. he's on the floor right now. >> talk to me, baby. [ ringing ]
>> i can't let you go into shock. you have to wake up now, okay? >> a law enforcement source tells cnn the shooter had a journal at home that described his plans, and the source says the boy told some students in the gym to get out before he fired his sawed-off shotgun. the motive still not clear this morning. the parents of the alleged shooter say the incident has left them heartbroken and they offer condolences to the families of the victims. today counselors will be on site at the school offering assistance. this morning 34 air force officers are on the suspension list, caught in a cheating scandal involving a proficiency exam, and all work in the missile group in charge of the nation's nuclear arsenal. officials say some of the officers were sharing test answers and others knew about it and did nothing to stop it. but the air force insists the nuclear arsenal is safe. >> i find this staggering. every time we hear about this story, people handling our nuclear weapons involved in scams and scandals.
troubling, to say the least. >> yeah. all right, there is new pressure this morning on congress to not issue new sanctions against iran. the president telling democratic senators in a rare meeting, a rare meeting at night at the white house that any new sanctions could damage the already delicate talks over iran's nuclear program. next week, iran is set to begin eliminating some of its enriched uranium under a temporary deal with other world powers. a stinging, bipartisan senate report about the benghazi attack is still being felt in washington today. that report blasts the state department, the pentagon and intelligence agencies for missing warning signs that it says could have prevented the attack on the diplomatic outpost in 2012. four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, were killed. the report is also critical of stevens for rejecting offers for extra protection weeks before the benghazi attack. new information this morning about the status of an american soldier missing in afghanistan since 2009. as first reported here on cnn, the u.s. military has obtained a
new video showing bowe bergdahl alive but in declining health. now, this video has not been released, but the military believes it was recorded recently. bergdahl was captured in afghanistan in june of 2009 and is believed to be in the custody of insurgents. this morning, new fears about just how dry it's getting out west. new figures from government scientists show drought conditions in california and elsewhere in the west intensified last year. california, for example, received the lowest amount of precipitation in more than 100 years! this, this morning, is increasing worries about wildfires, also water shortages. >> and this is something that's been on indra's radar, if you will. let's take a look at your forecast this morning, indra. >> yeah, definitely the biggest concern, january and february. that's when it's supposed to be the wettest time of year. then as you get towards maybe the fall is when you start to see things drying out and you have the fire danger. so, the fact that we're now in the peak rain season and they have critical fire danger today out west, that is a huge concern. keep in mind, high pressure
dominating. single-digit humidities as we go through the afternoon. winds are ripping up to a good 50 to 60 miles per hour in the region. critical fire danger is out there. and of course, a lot of dry fuel thanks to the shortage of rain. look at the drought conditions from just a year ago and now look at what we're looking at just one year later. extreme drought conditions, and of course, that's only expected to expand as we continue to go in the drier season later on throughout the year. otherwise, there's the critical fire danger we're looking at today and in fact, it's going to be extended into friday for all of those reasons. let's switch gears into the east, and you can see a little bit of a system left over, chances for flurries, maybe some light rain towards boston, pittsburgh, new york today. not really the big system. it's the system behind it we're kind of watching that currently is producing blizzard conditions out towards the dakotas and minnesota, bringing a little bit of snow out towards chicago today, making its way into the ohio valley. bringing about 4 to 6 inches of snow for them. then towards the northeast by this weekend, still a chance for some light rain out of that. so, nothing major but just a cooldown towards the weekend. >> thank you, indra. >> sure. dow futures lower right now.
this is my forecast. dow futures are lower right now, a little letdown after the dow had its fourth highest close in history. the down gained 108 points, the nasdaq gaining, the s&p 500 barely managing a record and now erasing all of the losses for the year. in europe right now, london, frankfurt, paris have all turned down. in tokyo, the nikkei closed down 61 points. here in the u.s., apple settling a complaint with the federal trade commission. this is going to refund at least $32.5 million to the parents of kids, kids who went on app-buying sprees without their parents' okay. one consumer complained that her daughter racked up, john, i'm not kidding, $2,600 in the tap pet hotel. this happened to a lot of people. their kids get in an app, start buying up stuff, and then, boom, huge, huge losses. ftc settling with that. >> that's a lot of room service at the tap pet hotel. >> i know, another reason to watch what your kid's doing on the ipad.
coming up, we have a story that a lot of people are talking about this morning. was it a tragic mistake or was this a reckless act? this video raising so many questions this morning about what rescue crews did after the crash of a jet in san francisco. and a deadly shoot-out in russia is raising many fears that terror may hit the winter olympics. we're live with the latest, next. ale announcer ] the new new york is open. open to innovation. open to ambition. open to bold ideas. that's why new york has a new plan -- dozens of tax free zones all across the state. move here, expand here, or start a new business here and pay no taxes for ten years... we're new york. if there's something that creates more jobs, and grows more businesses... we're open to it. start a tax-free business at startup-ny.com.
weeks before the start of the winter olympics. three members of the russian security forces and four militants were killed in dagestan during an anti-terror raid. officials said they were looking for people threatening to attack the games in sochi. nic robertson live for us in moscow this morning. nic, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, we know that this was an operation that had been planned, that there were people, rebels, militants inside the building, according to the security services here, that they were specifically targeting. they went in in armored personnel carriers, they went in with weapons ready, but what happened, they said nightfall came, the people inside tried to break out, the gun battle ensued. that's how the deaths came about. they said the militants inside were using automatic weapons and hand grenades. five security officials also injured as well as those others killed. the main target of that operation, they're saying, is a man that security services here claim was behind a car bombing a
couple of weeks ago much closer to the sochi olympics than where this took place in dagestan, several hundred miles away. the car bombing much closer killed three civilians. it was positioned near a police station. so, that the focus of the operation. but clearly here, the security services going in to what they considered a very hostile environment. >> all right, nic robertson live for us this morning in moscow. thank you. quarter to the hour right now. we're hearing more this morning about the fallout from video we first showed you yesterday. this firefighter surveillance footage from moments after the crash of an asiana airlines jet in san francisco. it shows a 16-year-old girl lying on the runway and rescuers telling colleagues to be mindful of her body, but she was later run over twice by firefighting rigs. she died. her family is suing the city, and their lawyer tells cnn the footage shows rescuers did not even do the basics. >> the first step in triage is to take the pulse, check the
respiration. that was never done. and the video, which i think is the best evidence of what happened, shows at least five firefighters who saw her, who understood she was there, and none of them did the basic step of checking if she was alive. >> the city of san francisco and its fire department have declined comment, citing pending litigation. the fire chief at the time apologized profe ed profusely f accident. looks like egypt is closer to having a constitution. officials say voters have overwhelmingly approved the charter that would map a way forward in the country more than six months after president mohamed morsi was ousted. his muslim brotherhood party had called for a boycott, and the interior ministry says more than 400 people were arrested during the two days of voting. it is a huge day in hollywood, really around the world today. the oscar nominations will be announced less than three hours from now! "12 years a slave," one of this
year's most celebrated films, is expected to be one of the most nominated. "gravity," starring sandra bullock and george clooney, also expected to receive multiple oscar nominations, along with the david o. russell film "american hustle," another preoscar favorite. there will be five to ten nominees for best picture, so it's hard to guess which will actually make the cut, but you do not have to guess. you can watch, because we will bring you the oscar nominations live on "new day" at 8:38 exactly a.m. eastern time. >> can't wait. >> it's going to be awesome. >> what are you going to wear? >> exactly. who are you? i think it's who are you wearing, right? >> i think it matters more when it's the actual oscars. cnn's "black fish" up for an oscar nomination. it's about seaworld and the alleged mistreatment of orca whales in its parks. now comes word the company expects record profit in 2013. despite many musical acts saying they would not perform at seaworld, seaworld says attendance numbers were up in the fourth quarter. the company says it's launching a new orca whale show this
summer. let's take a look at what's coming up on "new day," in addition to the live oscar nominations. the perennial winner, chris cuomo, joins us now. >> what are you wearing, chris, for the oscar nominations? >> something cheap and ill-fitting, christine. you know, it's interesting, you said orca whales, i say the same thing. turns out, they're dolphins. who knew? who knew, right? here's what we're doing this morning. one of the big things we like to examine whenever we have a mass shooting is to try to understand how to freevent the next time. a big part of that is understanding the motivation, the potential illness, the derangement of the shooter. the newtown shooter has been big on this. why? seemed like there were so many red flags. now there is a new one you have to hear about. it turns out, the shooter was heard talking on a radio call-in show one year in advance about his fascination with mass shootings. how was that missed? we'll take you through it. then also, i don't know, is it pc gone crazy? is it what a litigious society we're becoming? but a coach suing a kid, a
little league coach. and here's why. the kid threw a helmet in celebration, hit the coach, and now he's suing. and if that's not enough, wait until you see the tabulation of the damages. i don't know, j.b. i don't know, christine. it makes me wonder what we are coming to here. >> it makes me want to cry! i feel so bad for that kid, you know? he's just so happy about his -- i don't know. >> and you have to wonder what lesson the other kids on that team, all the kids in that community, are learning from this whole thing. all right, chris, we will see you in a little bit. put on the crush velvet. we'll both be wearing it for the oscar nominations, 8:38 a.m. eastern time. >> baby blue bow tie on both of you. coming up next, what did the church know, what did the church do? explosive testimony set for today over priest sex abuse. the story when we come back. t s. i've quit for 75 days. 15 days, but not in a row. for the first time, you can use nicorette... even if you slip up... so you can reach your goal. [ male announcer ] now, quit on your own terms
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it could be an intense meeting in geneva today as some top vatican officials for the first time answer questions about child sex abuse in the church. a united nations committee in geneva will meet with the vatican's top sex crimes prosecutor to ask what the church did and didn't do when officials became aware of pedophile priests. in written testimony submitted last month, the vatican argued it's not responsible for the individual actions of every priest around the world. another sign this morning that heavy drinking may not be
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good morning. welcome back to "early start." it's "money time." dow futures are lower right now. dow finished at its fourth highest close ever yesterday. the dow industrials up 108 points, the nasdaq gained about 1%, the s&p 500 finished barely with a record, but futures down a little bit this morning. also lower, jcpenney stock lower in premarket. the ailing retailer's going to cut 2,000 jobs. it's going to close 33 of what it calls underperforming stores. it's been a really tough year
for jcpenney. the stock is down more than 60% in the past 12 months. the company's been losing hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter after a restructuring gone wrong. foreclosures hit a six-year low in 2013. the overall number of filings down 26% from the year before. this is according to the folks at realtytrac. so, that's the improvement, right? but the foreclosure threat still very real for many homeowners. in december, on about one in five homes, borrowers owed at least 25% more than their mortgages, on their mortgages than their houses were worth. wow, that's a big number still. and florida now takes the lead as the foreclosure capital. >> florida had the top foreclosure rate in 2013, and eight out of the top ten metro foreclosure rates nationwide in 2013 were in florida. so, florida's definitely right now the epicenter of the foreclosure problem. >> beyond florida, metro areas
making the top ten foreclosure hotspots include rockford, illinois, and las vegas. and yahoo!'s number two is out. henrique decastro, the chief operating officer, is done at the company, effective today. he will leave with a severance package that could be worth $42 million, and that's for a little more than a year on the job. it's been a good stock year. decastro was marissa mire's first big hire when she became ceo, but according to "wall street journal," the aurss entered the store, they heard what sounded like a gunshot. >> breaking news, shootout at the super market. police rush to the scene, take on the gunman. we're live with the latest. >> a frightening scandal rocking the air force. dozens of officers accused of
cheating on exams. were u.s. nukes at risk. voice of a killer. new audio reporting of the killer talking on a radio show about his fascination with killing. your "new day" starts right now. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it's thursday, january 16th. 6:00 in the east. breaking overnight, an msnbc indiana super market becomes a killing field. pamela brown is tracking the latest developments for us. >> police say the gunman walked into the super market intent to cause harm armed with a knife and a handgun. he killed two people but the death toll could have been even worse had police officers who
happened to be nearby the scene not arrived so quickly. it happened here at this martin super market in elkhart indiana. it ended with multiple fatalities. >> we live in that world. there's not a day goes by where we're not learning of a school shooting or at a bids. we hoped this would never come to our hometown. >> he came into the deli and opened fire killing two women, a store employee and a shopper. their bodies found ten store aisles apart from one another. >> the area where the shootings happened in the store are basically from one end of the store to the next. >> police race to the scene. that's when officers say the shooter turned his gun on them. >> they saw a subject there that pointed a gun