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the mcdonald's stock fell 4% yesterday. millennials, their tastes, i predict, will shape what we see in the economy and in retail. >> fickle. we bid adeu to the 4:00. "early start" begins right now. bracing for a backlash. security alerts at u.s. facilities around the globe. hours before a cia torture report is released. new information on just how harshly the united states interrogated terror suspects after 9/11. we will tell you what we know what is in the report and why the release is creating controversy. we can't breathe. protests across the country. streets shutdown and nba players speaking out. and president obama doing the funny with stephen colbert.
appearing for the only time, the last time, the first time on the colbert report. we will tell you all the subjects they cover and play all the best jokes for you ahead. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. >> new this morning, tightened security at u.s. facilities around the world. military and diplomatic sites bracing for release of the senate committee report and the report is speaking out about the torture techniques in the bush administration. we have elise labott with the latest on the report release. >> reporter: john and christine, bases around the world on high alert as the obama administration braces for the report on the bush administration use of torture. the thousands of marines on stand by after a dire classified assessment warning of a
backlash. a last-ditch effort by secretary of state john kerry to persuade dianne feinstein to delay the report's release. we understand that feinstein is undeterred and the report is expected today. it is expected to accuse the cia of lying about the use of torture after 9/11 and claim the waterboarding of three terror suspects in particular failed to produce results. now the administration fears the report could subject american hostages to the same acts of torture and invite protests at american embassies. mike rogers is calling the report's release a terrible idea. in addition to the intelligence assessment, foreign leaders are warning the release of the report could cause violence and deaths. lots of countries cooperated with the u.s. in the war on terror at some political risk. they rely on american discretion. if that report is released,
there is a concern it could deter u.s. allies in the global coalition. john and christine. american personnel and facilities in the muslim world are at risk as the report comes out this morning. some allies are thought to be especially concerned about the public reaction. cnn's ian lee is in egypt. ian, how is the u.s. embassy reacting there and how are they preparing? >> reporter: as we heard, john, thousands of marines ready to deploy within hours if any of the diplomatic missions come under attack. the u.s. embassy, they told me they are not commenting on the security measures. there is tight security around the u.s. embassy. you may remember back in 2012, the perimeter of the u.s.
embassy was breached by protesters. measures have been taken to make sure that doesn't happen again. there is not only police around the embassy, but the military is close by in case something were to happen. >> ian lee for news cairo. chuck hagel arriving in baghdad. he is there to thank american troops with their work in helping to fight isis. meantime, secretary of state john kerry is briefing senators on the threat of isis. certain to mention a plan to send 1,500 additional troops to iraq. a vote is pushed on u.s. action today. no deal on a spending bill. lawmakers hoping to approve a $1.1 trillion package to keep the government operating beyond midnight on thursday. talks broke down on the last minute agreement over the terrorism insurance program. other disagreements as well. congressional leaders say they
are ready to pass a short-term extension to give house and senate leaders a few more days. president obama will hold a town hall on immigration reform in nashville this morning. right now, 17 states are involved in a federal lawsuit seeking to block the president's executive order. that order which gives temporary work status to more than 5 million immigrants in the united states. the president has been busy. he made his first and last appearance on the colbert report. it was a hilarious exchange. jokingly calling the president emperor and asked the president why he burned the constitution. >> the economy had been on a pretty good run. we had 57 straight months of private sector job growth, manufacturing the strongest
since the '90s. the auto industry is bouncing back. >> i'll give you that. >> that boosted our numbers a bit. what we have not been able to see enough of until recently is wages and incomes going up. the last jobs report started to indicate some wage growth, but we have work to do. >> that's why he is talking about wages and income. 57 months in a row of private sector job creation, but feeling are not feeling it. pass my plan. >> we will talk more about this play more clips ahead. tough morning around the world for stocks. shanghai down 5% this morning. european stocks and u.s. stock futures are lower this morning. there is a hint federal reserve may raise interest rates sooner
than the market expects. yesterday, the dow fell 109 points. oil prices are tumbling. crude oil fell 4%. now below $63 a barrel for the first time in five years. great news for the american consumers. national average for a gallon is $2.67. that means the american household is saving about $100 a month compared to the summer. >> it is real money. it will have a real impact if it continues and could help fuel economic growth. >> fueling economic growth. breaking overnight. protests erupting across the country. demonstrators furious over the deaths of eric garner and michael brown. we will talk about the growing controversy and show you how is now demonstrating ahead. six people killed when a plane suddenly crashes into a
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happening right now, new reaction to the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. in berkeley, california, a third night of protests has not turned violent as over the weekend. thousands marched in the streets and shutting down a train station. california highway patrol officers arresting scores there. demonstrators stopped a train in its tracks. cnn's dan simon on the scene. >> reporter: protesters have been able to stop an amtrak train from moving. you see it on the tracks behind me. this is a massive protest with well over 3,000 people, but from what we have seen, it has been peaceful after the two chaotic nights on the streets of berkeley. we have seen things like this.
at one point, the crowd was able to shutdown the i-80 in both directions. john and christine. >> thanks, dan. protests brought traffic to a standstill. demonstrators staged a die-in outside the white house. and in brooklyn, demonstrators chanting hands up, don't shoot. >> and eric garner's children have spoken out to our don lemon. >> they were laying out in front of the eiffel tower. it is an everybody thing. for celebrities to support the garner family because that was wrong -- it was wrong. there is nothing they can do to make it right. we can fight for justice so it
won't happen another time. >> u.s. attorney eric holder announced a ban on profiling by federal law officers. it expands prohibited characteristics. these new rules don't apply to local law enforcement and also exempt some federal agencies, big federal agencies like tsa and border patrol. damning accusations from a 12-year-old boy shot to death by police in cleveland. samaria rice says justice is the only thing she needs. she said police handcuffed the boy's sister when she tried to run toward his body. police nearly gave her the same treatment. she says. >> i was trying to get through and the police told me to calm down or they would put me in the back of the police car. of course, i calmed down.
i asked the police to let my daughter go and they won't at that time. i asked them what's going on and they weren't telling me anything, but calm down. >> her son tamir rice was shot and killed after waving a pellet gun at people in a park. the policing skills of the police officer who pulled the trigger have been called into question. the president of the university of virginia promising changes at the school in the wake of the discredited rolling stone article describing a rape on campus. uva teresa sullivan thinks the article unfairly maligned the university and staff, she is forming an ad hoc committee to change the culture on campus. including unarmed security ambassadors on campus and new policies on misconduct. we are learning more about
the six people killed when a plane crashed damaging homes in a maryland subdivision. the bodies of marie gamel and her sons, cole and devin were found in the second floor bathroom of their home. three people in the plane were killed on monday. now local and federal investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong. rene marsh has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, six people are dead after a twin engine business jet crashes into a maryland home. also sending debris tumbling into two more homes and ending with a fiery explosion. the aircraft was going for a landing at montgomery county airport at 11:00 monday morning when witnesses say they heard a sputtering sound and saw the plane struggling. the mother and her two sons were killed inside one of the homes. their bodies found in the
bathroom, one child between the mother's legs and the other in her arms. three people on board the plane also died, including michael rosenberg, the founder and ceo of the clinical research company in north carolina. the plane went down a mile from the airport. one theory is a bird strike may have caused problems. multiple warnings about birds in the area were heard on air traffic control tapes shortly before the crash. the plane's recorders have been recovered. we do know national transportation safety board investigators are looking into the cause of the deadly crash. rene marsh, thank you. a nor'easter is in the forecast for the northeast u.s. pedram javaheri has the forecast. >> we are talking about 25 million people dealing with wintry weather across the
region. heavy snowfall across interior new england. look at the coastline. tremendous rainfall. 1 to 3 inches in new york over the next couple of days. boston over 2 inches and you factor in the winds throughout the afternoon. 3:30 this afternoon, new york and boston, wind gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. conditions improve tuesday night into wednesday morning. travel will be an issue. new york with 90-minute delays possible due to rain and wind this afternoon. you take a look. the rainfall across new york city, 1 to 3 inches. the heavy wet snowfall could cause power outages. 6 to 10 inches across interior new york. back to you. >> that's going to be muddy. if you are flying out of jfk or laguardia, it will be ugly. 17 minutes after the hour. what a whirlwind so far for william and kate on their first visit to the united states. william and kate have never been
to new york city. >> i can't believe that. >> i'm telling you right now. the british royals ended the day in new york sitting court side at a brooklyn nets basketball game. they met jay-z, part owner of the team, along with beyonce. the couple also had face time with lebron james. there is also a meet and greet at the hotel with the clintons. hillary and chelsea clinton. >> no baby? >> i don't believe there is no chelsea baby. william and kate left prince george back in england. earlier, kate was solo on the visit to child development center in harlem and the duke went to washington to meet with the president delivering a speech at the world bank on the subject he is very passionate about.
canconservation and crime poach against wildlife. >> in my view, one of the most insidious forms is the illegal wildlife trade. here, criminal gangs turn vast profits from the illegal killing or capture of wildlife. >> president obama said the prince's work is very important. today, the royal couple will visit the 9/11 memorial here in new york city. >> i recommend the first timers take a block and walk the block. you learn about new york by walking random blocks. they will not be able to do that. 19 minutes after the hour. lebron james, you just saw him meeting with the duke and duchess. he was speaking out on the police-involved choking death of eric garner. the king speaking out from his heart and with his t-shirt. laura rutledge has more in the bleacher report next.
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lebron james and many teammates and players around the league making a statement wearing t-shirts bearing eric garner's last words. i can't breathe. >> we have laura rutledge with more in the bleacher report. >> before the cavaliers took on the nets in brooklyn, several players had a protest after the grand jury ruling not to indict a police officer in the choking death of eric garner.
the players wore shirts donning the phrase i can't breathe. that is what garner said over and over on july 17th before his death. players are not expected to be disciplined from the league for the protest. lebron said the gesture was aimed at eric garner's family. >> a message to the family. i'm sorry for their loss. sorry to his wife and that's what it's about. everybody else gets caught up in who is really feeling it. >> monday night football, packers and falcons. aaron rodgers continues to make the case for mvp. three tds on the night. a laser to jordy nelson. ceiling the zeal sealing the
43-37 win. johnny manziel will get his start against the bengals on sunday. he finally gets to take the reins. marcus mariota put a bow on his heisman campaign with a fantastic performance on the pac-12 game. amari cooper and melvin gordon are the two other finalists. in double overtime in dramatic fashion, but after the game where things got emotional. john wall was asked about his feelings on the 6-year-old wizards fan who passed away. >> this is an emotional game for me. this is for amaya and the
friends i met last year. this is tough. to see a kid that fights so hard for cancer and can't beat it. >> john wall written her name on his shoes for every game. as recently and two weeks ago, john, he spoken to the girl on facetime. >> good for john wall. our heart goes out to him and her family. so many athletes do give time and their hearts to these causes. they believe in it. it has to affect them. 26 minutes past the hour. torture secrets of the cia. hours, the world will learn what methods the investigators used to interrogate terror suspects following 9/11. it is creating controversy and security concerns at u.s. facilities around the world. what we are learning this morning next.
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security alert at u.s. embassies around the world. bracing for backlash as a new report reveals cia secrets of interrogation and what many call torture. how terror suspects were tortured after 9/11. breaking overnight. new protests and demonstrators furious of the killing of unarmed black suspect eric garner. we can't breathe message on the nba floor with the nba's biggest stars. that as eric garner's children
share their thoughts with cnn. and president obama takes over the colbert report talking about the immigration and obamacare. i dare you not to laugh. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. new this morning, tightened security around the world. military and diplomatic sites bracing for the release of the senate intelligence committee report. the summary is set to reveal long awaited findings of interrogati interrogation. what some call torture during the bush administration. elise labott has the latest from washington. >> reporter: john and christine, diplomatic posts and military bases on high alert as the obama administration braces for the report on the bush administration use of torture. that thousands of marines on stand by after a dire classified assessment warning of a violent
backlash and there was a last-ditch effort by secretary of state john kerry to persuade the chair dianne feinstein to delay the report release. we understand that feinstein is undeterred and that report is expected to be released today. it is expected to accuse the cia about lying of the use of torture after 9/11 and claim waterboarding of three terrorists, including sheik muhammad failed to produce results. this could subject american hostages to the same acts of torture. the head of the house intelligence committee mike rogers is calling the report's release a terrible idea. in addition to assessment, foreign leaders are warning that the release of the report could cause violence and death. lots of countries cooperated with the u.s. in the war on terror at some political risk. they rely on american
discretion. if that report is released, there is a concern it could deter u.s. allies in the global coalition against isis because they will be fearing terrorist reprisals. elise labott, thank you. the white house admitting that american personnel in the muslim world are at risk here as the senate report comes out this morning. u.s. allies are thought to be especially concerned about public reaction in their countries. cnn's ian lee is in cairo. ian, how is the u.s. preparing for the release of the report? >> reporter: as we heard from elise, the military is on high alert in the middle east. when i talked to the u.s. embassy, they say they will not comment on security. we may remember in 2012 when protesters breached the perimeter of the embassy. since then, extra security has been added.
the military is close by in case something were to happen. >> how can the report damage the u.s. relationship with egypt? >> reporter: when we look at the cia relationship with egypt, we are talking about the rendition program where suspects are taken from round the world to egypt to be interrogated. this has been going on since the clinton days in the mid '90s. a long relationship with the u.s. government. the egyptians would not like the dirty laundry out in the open. they have a secretive intelligence community here. this could damage relations. if any country is named, egypt is likely to be named. we have not heard anything from the egyptian government. >> ian lee for us in cairo. chuck hagel arrived in baghdad. he is there to thank american troops helping to fight isis. the secretary of state john kerry is on capitol hill today briefing senators on the threat from isis.
he is all but certain to mention a new plan for u.s. allies to send 1,500 troops to iraq. still no deal on a spending bill. lawmakers hoping to approve a $1.1 trillion package overnight to keep the government operating beyond midnight on thursday. talks broke down over several issues. one is a last minute issue over the renewal of the terrorism insurance program. they could pass a short-term extension for more days to negotiate. an early start on money. tough morning for stocks around the world. asian stocks fell. shanghai's index down 5%. that is a big move for one day. u.s. stock futures lower. days ago, we had a strong jobs report in the u.s. today, the feeling the federal reserve has the breathing room to raise interest rates.
the dow said good-bye. energy stocks led the decline. oil prices fell 4% to a five-year low. >> the dow has gone to bed and so must i. >> crude oil has gone to bed. down more than 40% from the summer. if oil keeps falling, so will gas. the national average is $2.66. likely to fall below $2.50 in coming weeks. president obama taking over the colbert report. talking health care, the economy and immigration. did he hold his own? brian stelter breaks it all down for us next. [ man ] i remember when i wouldn't give a little cut a second thought.
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president obama appeared on comedy central's colbert report for the last time. it was a spirited exchange. stephen colbert went after immigration reform and called the president emperor and asked him why he burned the constitution. the president gave it right back. brian stelter got up early to talk about this. he end with in loaded with his own material. he was funny. let's listen to a clip i like. >> nation as you know, i,
stephen colbert, have never cared for our president. the guy is so arrogant. i'll bet he talks about himself in the third person. >> the president got a kick out of that. impersonating colbert. >> did a good job at it. took a couple shots at colbert. what do you do well when it is growing? you move it to cbs. this used to be controversial when he would go on leno or letterman. it is second nature because he has comedic wit. >> it is different than when richard nixon went on "laugh in" and said sock it to me. i don't think this should be controversial. it is a departure.
>> it still surprises people. i talked about the decisions. he said every president has harder time reaching the public. you have to do these things. >> it allows him to diffuse the criticism. listen as he takes on as colbert called him emperor. he challenged him. >> for the first time, you are asking a sensible question. what is true -- what i tried to do is to make sure that the office of legal counsel which weighs in on what we can and cannot do is fiercely independent. they make decisions. we work well within the lines of that. my preference is to get a lot more done through congress. >> he has too much power because
congress is not doing its job. >> colbert pressing the president on that and keystone xl. you will approve that. at one point, the president called him bill. i think he meant bill o'reilly. he didn't necessarily succeed. >> it is interesting. sometimes it looks as if the president has more patience for the comedians. when the comedians are asking questions about real issues. he has more patience. >> remember, jay carney once said the most substantial interview was on the daily show with jon stewart. >> that was a kick in the you know what to journalists. >> he also went on b.e.t. for a more serious interview on race relations. >> the question about colbert, the next job is different than this one. >> i don't know how he does it. >> it will be interesting. >> you can see him last night starting that metamorphasis.
i'm sure they are lobbying to get the president on the late show with stephen colbert next year. >> any jitters for the rival of stephen colbert? >> they will have a wonderful send off for letterman, but they have the guy to make that show for the next 20 years. you watch him last night. i wanted the show to go a little longer. it will on cbs. >> just like "early start" every morning. >> speechless. >> we are about to get in big trouble. >> i don't want to miss the 4:00 a.m. hour. >> brian, great to have you with us. the reason we don't go on longer, let's check in on "new day" with alisyn. >> i like that. coming up today, the senate releases the highly anticipated report about the tactics used by the cia after 9/11.
some lawmakers are saying the report will lead to attacks against americans. we will talk to a former cia member. and protesters still on the streets over the eric garner and michael brown grand jury decisions. why are these cases striking a strong cord with so many people. rapper q-tip is joining us on the discussion on race relations. see you guys at the top of the hour. thanks. we will have the latest on the protests across the country and the we can't breathe message making to the nba and the children of eric garner speak exclusively to cnn. what they had to say next. introducing the citi® double cash card.
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happening now. new reaction to the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. in berkeley, california, a third night of protests did not turn violent which happened over the weekend. more than 1,000 protesters marched in the streets and halting traffic on the highway. police arrested scores of protesters. demonstrators stopped a train. cnn's dan symoam simon on the s. >> reporter: we are here as the protesters were able to stop an
amtrak passenger train from moving. you see it on the tracks behind me. this is a massive protest with well over 3,000 people, but from what we have seen, it has been peaceful after the two chaotic nights on the streets of berkeley. at one point, the crowd stopped the i-80 freeway in both directions. john and christine. traffic brought to a standstill in a major intersection blocks from the white house with a die-in. the brooklyn nets game with a big crowd of protesters chanting hands up and don't shoot. inside the barclays center, lebron james and several other players wore shirts bearing eric garner's last words. lebron telling reporters the gesture was aimed for eric garner's family. >> a message to the family that
i'm sorry for their loss. sorry to his wife and that's what it is about. everybody else gets caught up in everything else besides who is really feeling it. >> four of eric garner's children spoke to cnn's don lemon overnight. they said the demonstrations have been comforting to the family in a difficult time. >> you know, did you see paris? they were laying down in front of the eiffel tower. it is everybody. for celebrities to support the garner family because that was wrong, you know, it was wrong. there is nothing they can do to make it right, but we can fight for justice so it won't happen another time. >> u.s. attorney eric holder announced a ban on profiling on federal law officers. it expands characteristics to
include gender and religion. it exempts so big federal agencies like the tsa and most border patrol. we are learning more about the six people killed when the plane crashed in the maryland subdivision. bodies of marie gamil and her two sons were found in the second floor bathroom of their home. three people in the plane also killed monday. local investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong. a huge blaze may have been deliberately set. it engulfed an entire block in downtown los angeles and shutdown two major freeways. 250 firefighters were needed to battle the blaze. dogs trained to sniff out accelerant have been brought in. >> pictures are just something. a nor'easter in the forecast
for the northeastern u.s. pedram javaheri has an early start on your forecast. >> john and christine, conditions across the northeast today quite a mess. we are talking about 25 million people dealing with wintry weather across the region. generally going to be heavy snowfall and wet snow across interior new england. possibly of 1 to 3 inches in new york the next couple of days. boston, over 2 inches. you forecast the winds for this afternoon, 3:30 this afternoon, new york and boston with wind gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. conditions should improve tuesday into the and wednesday morning. you have the winds here and travel delays in new york due to wind and rain. the rainfall across new york city, 1 to 3 inches. the snowfall could cause power outages. 6 to 10 inches across interior new york. back to you. >> wet and muddy. when was the last time you
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led the decline. oil prices down 4% to a five-year low. the gap between rich and poor is the widest in 30 years. that's hurting the global report. the organization represents developed countries finds the richest 10% of the population earns ten times what the bottom 10% earns. the oecd says the growing inequality shows no signs of slowing down. when was the last time you ate at mcdonald's. sales in the u.s. locations fell 4% in november. the steepest decline in 14 years. millennials like chipotle and five guys. mcdonald's is working to simplify its menu.
maybe build your own burger choices for millennials who want something other than mcdonald's. >> "new day" starts right now. high high alert, american embassies and installations around the world prepare for violence as a report of the c.i.a.'s harsh interrogation techniques is released in hours. there's a real debate about whether this information should get out. we'll get inside it. dramatic cell phone video of a stabbing inside one of new york's most prominent synagogues. police shoot and kill a man wielding a knife after a student was stabbed in the head. we have the breaking details. royal invasion, the duke and duchess of cambridge get the royal treatment in new york. meeting america's royalty, jay-z
and beyonce. and where the royal couple is headed today. your "new day" starts right now. this is "new day," with chris cuomo, kate boldaun and michaela pereira. good morning, welcome to new day, it's tuesday, december 9th, 6:00 in the east, chris cuomo and alisyn camerota here, five hours from now, the world could become a more dangerous play for americans because that's when a report will be released, detailing the c.i.a.'s torture techniques, used by the spy agency under the bush administration after 9/11. >> the report is expected to inflame extremists. u.s. military bases and diplomatic facilities around the world are on high alert this morning. at home republicans are furious, blasting the white house decision to release the report now. let's bring in pentagon correspondent barbara starr, tell us about the timing? >> many will say it's congress that's releasing the