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crisis in yemen that could derail the american war on terror. the country a crucial ally to the united states. teetering on the brink of response. we are live with the latest this morning. world leaders gathering to figure out how to deal with isis. live team coverage ahead. no charges expected for the police officer who shot and killed michael brown. the federal investigation not finding enough evidence against officer darren wilson. what we are learning about the new report ahead. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is thursday, january 22nd. we begin with a crisis in yemen that could give al qaeda a new foothold and give al qaeda new power. there is a tentative deal between the u.s. backed government and rebels who have
been attacking the president's palace for days. it is not clear if this truce will last any longer than the last one. yemen is now a hotbed of terrorism. al qaeda's affiliate claims to have planned and funded some of the paris terror attacks. a leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula releasing a new video calling for jihadists to launch lone wolf attacks at home and in europe and in the united states. and isis is now known to be active and recruiting in yemen. the obama administration sees yemen as crucial to the war on terror but this morning, that partnership is anything but stable. i want to bring in correspondent nic robertson with the latest on the turmoil. >> reporter: good morning, christine. experts believe yemen is tipping to a failed state. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and al qaeda in yemen is the organization that has al
qaeda's best bombmaker and the man who developed and designed and made the underpants bomb attempting to bring down a plane in detroit years ago. when this organization and its leader who is not only the leader of al qaeda in yemen, but the number two in al qaeda, globally makes a threat like this it is a real threat and should be taken seriously. the turmoil in yemen right now plays into al qaeda's hands. the houthis who have taken control forced a new deal with the president giving them more power will likely enflame the passions of the tribesmen. when we look back three years ago, the president back then in yemen was almost killed in the mosque inside the presidential palace the al qaeda managed to take control of three states
inside yemen. more instability as we have seen them grow as the tight groups grow in iraq and syria. what is happening in yemen. the instability in the capital and lack of clarity of where the country is going. increased instability could play into al qaeda's hands and give them the potential for more likelihood of strikes in the west. not an idle threat being made. >> not an idle threat. nic robertson, thank you. happening right now, the battle against isis at the top of the agenda this morning at a big meeting in london. that is where secretary of state john kerry meets with 20 member nations in the coalition to defeat the islamic terror group. discussions on the military campaign and financing and foreign fighters coming to iraq and syria who have been trying to get into that battle. cnn's atika shubert joins us
with the latest. good morning, atika. >> reporter: good morning. that meeting is happening at lancaster house. it is could hosted by secretary of state john kerry and philip hammond. it is the core members of the coalition against isis some 20 countries represented. what they will be doing is taking stock of the situation not only the threat of course in syria and iraq but if this is expanding into other countries. primary on the minds of france is the paris attacks. what are the connections with isis and other militant groups in syria and iraq area. how can the connections be disrupted? these are the things they are talking about. one of the main points will be financing. not only how much finances goes into it but how to disrupt isis financing. remember they are a rich organization in the sense they have been able to sell oil revenues and amount of money on kidnappings. one key issue is how to disrupt
them militarily but financially as well. >> you mentioned the kidnappings and ransom. we know, atika, isis is holding two japanese hostages. they will execute these men by tomorrow if japan doesn't pay $200 million. what is the latest? >> reporter: an extraordinary amount of money. $200 million. the reason isis says is that is how much japan paid for the coalition. that money is not going to the effort but humanitarian aid to help those displaced. japan says it will do everything it can to get its citizens back. it has not said it will pay any sort of money to get citizens back, but clearly time is running out. >> atika shubert for us in london. dire situation for those two japanese men today. thanks atika. a grand jury has inndicted an
ohio man. 20-year-old chris cornell faces two counts of attempted murder of government employees. each count faces 20 years sentence. he is facing firearms charges. cornell was arrested outside a cincinnati gun shop last week after purchasing two m-15 weapons. a controversy over an end run. without consulting the white house, house majority leader john boehner invited benjamin netanyahu to the congress next month. the obama administration is concerned that the netanyahu speech could jeopardize the negotiations about the nuclear program. the white house says it is unusual for the foreign leader to speak in the united states without telling the united states he is doing so.
let's bring in elise lavett with more. >> reporter: it is interesting, john. in the united states the white house saying look congress broke protocol by not telling the white house they are inviting benjamin netanyahu. the prime minister did not tell the administration that he accepted the invitation. here in israel, all the papers are talking about how the prime minister they think, angled himself for an invitation for congress. prime minister netanyahu is facing election in just over a month and these opposition parties think that gives him a leg up showing he is the arbiter of the united states relationship with israel. you know that is not the relationship between the white house and prime minister netanyahu not very good. president obama and him with a lot of tension. he has a lot of friends in congress. they share the same attitude on iran. they have common cause, but
basically parties here in israel are saying crying foul and putting up petition saying he shouldn't go. >> interesting to see the tone of his speech to the u.s. congress. how critical he is of the obama administration because that would just i think increase the tensions between the white house and the prime minister's office. elise, thank you. high level talks with the u.s. and cuba are held in havana. it will focus on trade and travel and reopening the embassy embassies. this comes weeks after president obama and raul castro ended six decades of estrangements. and the republicans dropped plans to ban the abortions after 20 weeks. objections from women on the hill and moderates left the
votes short marking the anniversary of the rowe versus wade decision. president obama issuing an executive order for federal programs in the arctic ocean. the president says it is necessary for the climate change that transformed the arctic. one alaska senator says it focuses too much on climate change and too little on development and build up of critical infrastructure. >> some votes in the senate on issue of climate change. senate voting 98-1 and saying it is real and not a hoax. however, other votes of whether humans contribute to climate change and they did not vote yes on those amendments. senate passing amendments saying climate change is real but not willing to say humans are a cause. president obama is still on the road selling his middle class economic program and other ideas he laid out in the state
of union. the president will speak at the university of kansas. after that he returns to washington where he is expecting some hard hitting interviews by several youtube stars. >> isn't that telling? 21st century. time for an early start on your money. asian shares ending the day higher. european shares cautious. there is an important they significance from the european central bank. it is expected the bank will announce the stimulus. a bond buying program worth 50 billion euro a month. it is a means to try to stop the deflation and prop up the european economy and anticipation of the program, the stimulus has been boosting stocks for weeks. yesterday, the u.s. futures were higher. the longest winning streak so far this year. we will see if it can continue this year. >> europe is doing the exact opposite thing the united states is doing. >> it is interesting.
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the ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown will not face criminal charges. the fbi has concluded its investigation into darren wilson and the case now in the hands of federal prosecutors. sources telling cnn the justice department has determined there is not enough evidence to file any charges against the former officer. a formal announcement is expected before attorney general eric holder leaves office this spring. new video this morning of a deadly police shooting on a new jersey street. the encounter captured on dash cam video in bridgeton, new jersey. officers pulled over a blue jaguar for running a stop sign and the man in the car defying the police order and all hell breaks loose. >> show me your [ bleep ] hands!
don't [ bleep ] move! don't you [ bleep ] move! get him out of the car, rog. we have a gun in the glove compartment. you reach for something, you going to be [ bleep ] dead! keep your [ bleep ] hands right there! you reach for something, you going to be [ bleep ] dead! show me your [ bleep ] hands! don't move! don't you [ bleep ] move! >> 36-year-old jerome reid was killed in the traffic stop. the man had a criminal record for shooting at three new jersey state troopers when he was a teenager. city council members in newtown, connecticut voting to tear down the home where adam
lanza lived. lanza shot and killed his mother in the house before going to sandy hook to kill 20 children and 6 educators before taking his life. there is no timetable for the demolition. breaking overnight. fire crews battling this huge fire that tore through a new jersey apartment complex. hundreds of people displaced from the avalon at the edgewater complex on the hudson. officials say everyone in the four-story building appears to have made it out safely. no word at this point what caused the fire. new information about the fatal metro incident in washington, d.c. remember this? members of the ntsb met thursday. they called what happened earlier this month on the yellow line completely unacceptable. one member said the train's air intake system was not turned off. that means it drew the smoke
into the cars. one passenger died. scores of others sickened. some survivors said it was 40 minutes before they heard from anyone to get out of the train. new details emerging from the brigham and women's hospital in boston. the surgeon shot treated the mother of the gunman. stephen pesceri killed the surgeon before turning the gun on himself. jay leno coming to the defense of women who have accused bill cosby of sexual assault. the former tonight show host says he doesn't understand why it is so hard to believe dozens of accusers. he said, you go to saudi arabia you need two women to testify against a man. here you need 25. we are hearing from malcolm jamal warner. he tells billboard magazine it is difficult to see cosby face allegations of sexual assault. he calls him an important mentor
and friend. winter storm set to dump snow across the southern rockies and southern plains. let's get to meteorologist derek van dam for the weather. >> a winter wonderland across mexico and texas. be careful traveling east or west along i-40. we are expecting 3 to 6 inches of snow. temperatures today, 46 for the capital. 39 for the big apple. windy city is topping 36 with sunshine. look at the storm system over the gulf of mexico. this will produce 3 and 5 inches locally from texas through the carolinas. as we look toward friday night and into saturday we have the potential for a big snow storm. a nor'easter for new york city and washington, d.c. the path of the storm still uncertain with some models indicating anywhere between 2 and 4 inches of snow for the big cities and as little as a light
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new information in the swirl of controversy surrounding deflate-gate. some members of the colts had concerns that the patriots were deflating footballs before the game started. >> andy scholes has more in the bleacher report. >> we pointed that to d'quell jackson interception in the second quarter. they may have already been suspicious before the game got started. according to espn the colts hard concerns after the regular season game in november. in that game they picked off tom brady twice and they felt the balls did not feel right. report that the ravens told the colts that the patriots were doctoring footballs and the nfl planned to check the balls at halftime before the second quarter interception. more troubling reports if you are a patriots fan, like you
berman. cnn's rachel nichols caught up with pete carroll to get his thoughts on deflate-gate. >> you are 1 of the 32 stewards of the game. how important is it that these coaches protect the integrity of the game? >> it is absolutely important. we have seen the power of the league and how every turn of issues that have come up and one right after another. people have looked to the league for leadership. you can see the league and league office trying to figure out what is right. and stand for what is right. when we make mistake, we admit to them and fix them. we send the message that is the right way to do things. >> richard sherman never held back with talking to reporters. he weighed in on deflate-gate and his relationship with tom brady. >> it is not going to have any effect on the game.
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chaos in yemen. threatening the white house war on terror. the u.s. ally pushed to the brink of collapse as al qaeda in the country increases its presence and issues a new warning to the west. we are live with the latest. happening right now. world leaders meeting discussing how to battle isis. these meetings happen as time
ticks down as two men held hostage by the terrorists. no charges expected for the former police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown. why the justice department will not bring charges against darren wilson. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. we are learning more about the foothold to give isis more power. it is not clear whether this truce will hold any longer than last one. yemen is a hotbed of terrorism. al qaeda's affiliate claims to have planned and funded some of the paris terror attacks. a leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula released this new video calling for jihadists to launch lone wolf attacks at
home and in europe and against the united states. also new, isis now believed to be active and recruiting in yemen. the obama administration sees that country as crucial for obvious reasons to the war on terror. this morning, that partnership anything but stable. let's bring in our senior correspondent nic robertson for the latest developments. >> reporter: good morning, john. regional experts believe yemen is tipping to a failed state. you have the houthis who crashed into the capital in september. the president forced them to sign a new deal. that angers the rebels there. the houthis want to push and take control of the key oil regions and putting them in confrontation with the sunni tribesmen there. the concern is the deal however shaky it is just may not hold at all.
if you look at yemen's recent history, al qaeda has always been able to take advantage of any instability. that's why it is doing well over the past few years. when the president there in 2011 an assassination attempt left him almost dead al qaeda at that time was able to leverage the instability and take control of three states in the country. with the u.s. help yemen managed to beat them back over the last few years. they will take advantage of the sunni tribal angle with the houthis. this will help al qaeda drum up and get more support from the sunni tribesmen and generally themselves take advantage of areas of the country that they would be able to train, recruit more people. this is the organization that brought the underpants bomber to
the united states. when they make a threat like the lone wolf threat attack they are stating right now, this should be taken seriously. yemen right now in al qaeda. they have fertile ground to expand. >> nic, thanks. the battle against isis. in london is where secretary of state john kerry is meeting with 20 member nations to discuss to defeat the terror group. meeting financing and foreign fighters and coming to iraq and syria to join the battle. cnn's atika shubert joins us now with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. that meeting has started at lancaster house. it is cohosted by secretary of
state john kerry and britain's form secretary. those are the main topics. how the fight against isis is going and the next phase. so far, air strikes have been able in the view able to halt the advancement of isis to baghdad to contain isis. what happens next? how do you equipped train and reorganize the forces fighting against isis? specifically in iran and syria. this is probably the main point of discuss. how to train and arm rebel groups in syria to fight against isis and also the iraqi forces which clearly need a lot of help in getting organized and fighting against isis as well. >> atika shubert for us in london. thank you. they are having the meetings with the japanese government trying to save the lives of two hostages. officials trying to communicate somehow with isis.
islamic terror group demanding $200 million ransom or they will execute these two men by friday. the japanese prime minister has cut short a trip to the middle east to deal with the crisis. that is happening as these meetings are going on in london with the united states and coalition partners to try to find a way to defeat isis. let's turn to will ripley on the ground in tokyo with more on the efforts to try to save the two japanese hostages. will. >> reporter: john we cannot under estimate the urgency that is happening around the clock now here in tokyo and reaching to other nations, jordan and turkey trying to open a line of communication with isis and trying to get a conversation started. at least buy more time. as we stand right now, we are less than 20 hours away. 20 hours away from isis threat to murder two innocent japanese men taken hostage last year. the syrian guide who took one of the men, kenji is speaking out
now. he warned him not to cross into syria and not to go into isis-controlled territory. he had to make the call to kenji's wife. >> that's a very hard phone call to make to call the wife? >> i know that. but when i call her, she is very strong woman. also he is very strong. anytime he wants to do his job very well. if it is danger he isn't afraid. sometimes we go into dangerous places. he's not afraid. he tell me this is my job. i am journalist. i have to do that. >> reporter: unnamed government sources are saying here in tokyo that kenji's wife received an e-mail in december from someone demanding a ransom of $18
million or $16 million. if this is confirmed, it may be the issue that someone is willing to accept a smaller sum of money. is the japanese government willing to pay and what would isis take? right now, the line of communication is still not open as the government in tokyo tries to reach out. john. >> there are governments which the united states will not pay any ramnsom. will thank you. a grand jury has indicted an ohio man allegedly plotting to bomb the capitol. chris cornell is facing two counts of possibly murdering two government employees. he is always facing firearms charges. cornell was arrested outside a cincinnati gun shop last week after purchasing two m-15 assault weapons and 600 rounds of ammunition. the white house calls it a breach of protocol. house majority leader john boehner invited benjamin netanyahu to address a joint
session of congress next month and make new case of sanctions against iran. something the president is against. let's bring in elise labott live from washington. this is the prime minister of a nation coming to the united states to speak to congress and the president wasn't consulted. >> reporter: that is right, christine. usually these things with the white house and congress, when you invite a leader are closely coordinated. this is the third time netanyahu has come to address congress. he is no stranger to doing this. this is really a poke in the eye to the administration by speaker boehner. to bring prime minister netanyahu, they both share a similar attitude toward iran. they feel that president obama is not being tough enough on iran. they want to impose more sanctions for his part during his state of the union address,
president obama threatened to veto the sanctions. feel he is trying to angle himself for an invitation to congress when the israeli elections are in a few months and when he gets this rousing welcome from congress last time he spoke, he got 29 standing ovations. he is lifted up in the eyes of the israeli public. >> thank you, elise. 38 minutes after the hour. high level talks on normalizing relations with united states and cuba held in havana. they will focus on trade and travel and reopening embassies in both capitals. these talks come weeks after president obama and raul castro ended six decades of official estrangement. an abrupt backtrack on
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the ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown will not face criminal charges. the fbi has completed its investigation of darren wilson. the case now officially in the hands of federal prosecutors. the justice department has lermd determined there is not enough evidence to file charges. the formal announcement is expected before eric holder leaves office this spring. new troubling video this morning of a deadly police shooting on a new jersey street. this is a chilling encounter captured on dash cam video in bridgeton, new jersey. officers pulling over a blue jaguar for running a stop sign late last month when suddenly the driver of the car, passenger in the car, defies a police order. emerges from the car and watch
what happens. >> show me your hands! show me your [ bleep ] hands! don't you [ bleep ] move! get him out of the car, rog. we have a gun in the glove department! you reach for something, you're dead! keep your [ bleep ] hands right there! show me your [ bleep ] hands! no you're not! don't [ bleep ] move! don't you [ bleep ] move! >> 36-year-old jermaine reid killed by officers. the deadly force being investigated by prosecutors. police did recover a gun from the car and reid had a criminal record spending 13 years for shooting three troopers as a
teenager. officials in newtown, connecticut voting to tear down the home where adam lanza lived. lanza shot and killed his mother before going to the sandy hook school killing 20 children and 6 educators before taking his overwn life. a fire that tore through a new jersey apartment complex. hundreds of people displaced at the avalon at the edgewater complex along the hudson. it is remarkable the number of people out of the building. officials say everyone in the four-story building appears to have gotten out safely. new information about the fatal metro incident in washington, d.c. members of the national transportation safety board call kwhapd what happened on the yellow line unacceptable. a member says the air intake
system was not turned off. it drew smoke in the passengers cars. one died and many others sickened. details in the shooting at brigham and women's hospital in boston. the surgeon who was shot dead had treated the mother of the gunman. stephen pasceri shot the doctor in a foyer before turning the gun on himself. >> i was born at that hospital. jay leno coming to the defense of the accusers of bill cosby. he says he doesn't understand why it is hard to believe dozens of accusers. he says, quote, you go to saudi arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. here you need 25. also hearing from malcolm warner. he tells billboard magazine. it is difficult to see cosby
new this morning, france is ruling out measures aimed at safeguarding against terror. this is after the paris attacks organized by islamic terror groups. the french prime minister announced what he calls exceptional measures. including spending about $500 million, hiring thousands of new law enforcement personnel. sources are telling cnn that the paris attackers may have urged associates to leave france weeks ago. that of course is what amedy coulibaly's wife hayat boumeddiene did. officials are worried that those who left paris could come back to europe for more attacks. let's bring in jim bittermann with more on the story. >> reporter: the prime minister said there are 3,000 in the
country right now who should be watched all the time and under surveillance. that is one reason he asked for all the money and extra men to be added to the security apparatus. this is not the type of people we see on the streets like the law officers and army. these are people behind the scenes doing research on the internet and tracking people down. we got word a few minutes ago, john that in fact, there has been a breakthrough at least in one aspect of the kouachi brothers case the two attacking the "charlie hebdo" magazine. and that is those who left france for turkey. his name is diakabi. he was picked up trying to get into syria. they have now extradited him to france. he will appear before the investigating judge this morning
to see if any charges laid with that. the interesting part of it, for me anyway in fact it shows the turks and french are cooperating on watching suspects that may be under warrant of arrest that the french put out that they are interested in bringing back to france for charges for trial. the turks are cooperating. they managed to extradite under an arrest warrant last year. they are picking up and sending him back to france. >> everyone looking to francis a gateway for people joining isis. they are cooperating more with the investigations. that is a big sign for the battle. jim, thanks. ten people killed and others injured in ukraine.
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in a row. oil prices down a bit this morning. the past few days, oil is fluctuating between $45 and $49 a barrel. oil was above $100 a barrel last summer. a painful price for energy companies. especially projects getting off the ground. the national average for a gallon of regular is ticking down. $2.04 a gallon. >> they are giving it away. >> this is the longest streak. lowest price in six years. you know cheap fuel is not translating into cheap flights. >> not giving it away. >> jet fuel is every airline's biggest expense. jet fuel cut in half last year. ticket prices are up 2%. what gives? airlines are filling record seats. 83% of the seats filled last year. why would an airline lower prices when they have good demand?
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netenyahu. >> i don't believe i'm poking anyone in the eye. this is "new day" with, chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> good morning, welcome to your "new day," it is thursday january 22nd just before 6:00 a.m. up first, a race against time with the lives of two hostages on the line. japan says it has had no contact with isis. we're hours away from the deadline to pay a $200 million ransom. >> japan's prime minister vowing not to give into the terrorists this as foreign ministers from 21 countries, including secretary of state john kerry meet in london today on how to battle isis in iraq and syria. we'll begin with will ripley live in tokyo. will? >> alisyn here there's a growing sense of urgency as the government tries to open some kind of a line of communication with isis trying to buy more time. as the deadline approaches in the lives of two innocent men. hang in the balance. >> this morning, less