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my husband is saying, "there's a tornado coming! there's a tornado coming! get the kid, get the kid!" i thought we were going to die. >> 31 tornadoes hit two states, killing at least five. and now the true extent of the damage is just being realized. >> the southern wildfires have also caused deadly devastation. seven lives lost as clean-up and recovery efforts are under way. >> overnight, protests erupt in the wake of a decision of charlotte officials not to charge a police officer for the killing of keith scott. sknr donald trump heads to indiana with details on the carrier deal, and sarah palin may join his administration. >> plus, the 12 days of
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christmas will cost a little more this year. "early today" starts right now. >> good being with you this morning. i'm frances rivera. parts of the country are waking up with all hell having broken loose, as some put it. severe wildfires charred parts of the southeast in places like florida, north carolina, georgia, and tennessee, and tornadoes ripped through alabama and mississippi, ravaging towns there. we begin with tennessee wildfires where the death toll has risen to seven after three more bodies were recovered. >> all of us are praying for those families and are very distressed at the loss of life in this situation. and we continue our efforts to move into these areas and recover. >> well, those efforts continue this morning after the state's governor held a call with president obama where he offered condolences and support. officials in tennessee there say the fires are likely to have been human caused. over 17,000 acres have now been
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charred, making it the state's largest wildfire in over 100 years. and as of this morning, just one active fire remains. with some 400 buildings now damaged, families are in desperate need of support. tennessee's own dolly parton is stepping forward, offering a helping hand through her foundation. >> we want to provide a hand up to all those families who have lost everything in the fires and to recover, we want to make sure that the dollywood foundation provides $1,000 a month to all of those families that have lost their homes in the fires until they get back up on their feet. >> good to see her helping. and now, to even more devastation to the series of tornadoes that barreled through the southeast, the death toll now stands at five after bodies were recovered in alabama and tennessee. watch as this whirlwind forms becoming a full fledged tornado leaving homes demolished. while many are just recovering, they're grateful to have made it
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out alive. >> it was like we were on a roller coaster going side to side on this end right here. it was horrible. >> i feel really lucky and so sorry for the people, some houses are destroyed. i still have, you know, a roof, but it's leaking. but i'm lucky. i really am. >> initial reports from the weather channel puts the total number of tornadoes in the last two days to 31. breaking overnight, a tacoma, washington, police officer has died in the line of duty. the officer responding to a domestic violence call was shot multiple times and later died add the hospital. police say the scene is still active with the neighborhood on lockdown. the suspect is believed to be barricaded inside a house with a gun. police and community members gathered to pay their respects as a procession to the medical examiner's office took place. >> everyone on our police department knows everyone. and yes, everybody will feel it.
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>> officers have not identified the officer. he is the fourth tacoma officer in three decades to be killed responding to a domestic violence call. >> an outrage on the streets of charlotte as protesters marched against the decision not to charge a police officer for the fatal shooting of keith scott. here's them chanting. despite four protesters being arrested, the police call the event mostly peaceful and tweeted photos of their constructive conversation teams listening to protesters' concerns and answering questions. earlier, the district attorney said that officer bradley vincent who killed keith lumotscott acted lawfully despite scott's families claims he wasn't holding a gun when he was shot. >> we're 45 days away from donald trump being sworn in as
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the 45th president. we're getting reports of another high profile name being floated for trump's cabinet. former alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee sarah palin is considered to head the department of veterans uz fairs. while palin is not a veteran, she's the mother of one, and perhaps more significantly, she's a trump loyalist with ties to steve bannon. later today, trump and mike pence will head to cincinnati, ohio, to head off their thank you tour and make a stop in indiana, where carrier air conditioning has reached a deal to keep 1,000 jobs from being relocated to mexico. while many celebrate that news, others remain skeptical. kevin tibbles has more. >> shift change in indy. carrier workers leave with a reprieve. >> jobs are being saved. >> a different mood from last february's announcement that 1400 jobs were being moved to
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mexico. >> to prove production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> back then, candidate donald trump pounced. >> if i were in office right now, carrier would not be leaving indiana. that i can tell you. that i can tell you. >> following negotiations over thanksgiving, a tweet from the president-elect. we will keep our companies and jobs in the u.s. why did carrier reverse course? well, details have not been released. sources familiar with the negotiation say carrier will receive tax incentives from the state, where vice president-elect mike pence is governor. sources add carrier's parent company, united technologies, a major defense contractor, now avoids angering the new administration. >> 10% of united technology's business, more than $5 billion, comes from the u.s. government. and the pentagon is united
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technology's single biggest customer. >> robert james who has made furnaces for 15 years has questions today. >> we need to know what's behind it. >> for jt bray, raising a young family, relief. >> some people are saying this is a christmas miracle that we get to keep our jobs. our kids will have a good christmas. >> our thanks to kevin tibbles. >> it is one of the most iconic holiday traditions in the big apple and for the nation, for that matter. >> five, four, three, two, one. go! >> that was the scene right outside our window here. you have alec baldwin and kate mckinnon who helped flip the switch on the rockefeller christmas tree. it was soaking wet and they couldn't bring in their umbrellas. they had to leave them at the barricades. they all came for the star-studded event.
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after the holidays, what happens? it will be milled into lumber for habitat for humanity. while the tradition dates back to 1931 when workers decorated a 20-foot tree on the construction site and here we are with the tradition still going. >> investigators think they know what brought down the brazili i airkt, taking over 70 lives. first, bill karins with windy conditions headed for the west. >> it's been a while since we talked about the santa ana winds. that's the case thursday night into saturday. high pressure will be moving and sliding into the great basin. a typical position to get the strong offshore winds. as far as the wind advisories, those are in the light blue. high wind watch only for a little section here. potentially damaging winds. possible downed trees. this is mostly friday into saturday, and winds could cust 60 to 70, but overall, a pttyre.
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as we're starting december pretty quiet in california with lots of sunshine, it will change a little next week. we'll have that december outlook, and it's chilly for some. >> it is the holidays and december. thank you very much. just ahead, new details on the man who walked away a pot of cold. we're talking about a real one. >> plus, she was kidnapped and branded by her captors. and now she's talking to police. the incredible and disturbing details next. ♪ tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto®- a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever,
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electrical failure and out of fuel. the aircraft slams into the side of a hill, short of medellin airport. >> really chilling to hear. that was keir simmons reporting. the recorder supports what a flight attendance told a rescuer, the plane had run out of fuel and turned off. a total of six people survived the crash. the ntsb is sending two jet engine experts to colombia to help with the investigation. new details in the bizarre abduction in california. authorities are hunting for two women who kidnapped sherri papini, the 34-year-old mother of two, and their two held her for three weeks. investigators say she showed signs of torture and starvation when she was found on the side of a highway 150 miles from her home. gadi schwartz brings us more. >> six days after sherri papini was found chained and beaten, investigators finally have a more detailed description of the two hispanic women suspected of kidnapping her at gunpoint as she went for a jog near her
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home. >> both of the subjects spoke in spanish. the majority of the time of her captivity. the suspects concealed their faces. >> papini spent hours giving interviews to detectives. >> i will confirm the suspects did brand her. >> what could that mean? >> maybe a method of torture, it could mean a way of control or exerting control over a person. >> her husband, keith papini, telling "people" magazine in a statement his wife's nose was broken, her hear chopped off, her body coffvered in bruises. she was thrown from a vehicle with a chain around her waist, with a bag over her head. the same bag she used to flag someone down when she was able to free one of her hands. there are still so many unanswered questions. so far, no motive or information on where she was held for three wre weeks and why her captors
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in today's quick hits, the estate of late rock icon prince is estimated to be worth about $200 million. the associated press calculated that amount based on fees filed in court by the trust company overseeing the estate. the police in new york could sure use a rainbow. they have launched a manhunt for this thief caught on camera stealing a real bucket of gold from the back of an armored vehicle. it happened while the guard was distracted. this 86-pound bucket was filled with gold flakes worth $1.6 million. the suspect is believed to be in florida. and hundreds of copies of "newsweek with this loheadline there, "madam president" sold online. some as much as $1,000. the problem, the publisher says
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only 17 copies were sold before they were recalled, meaning the rest are fakes. well, the 12 days of christmas will run you more cash, and is a candy bar with less sugar, just as sweet? landon dowdy has that and what's moving the market this morning. >> good morning to you. wall street could start out december by treading a little water today. markets coming off a positive november with the dow having its best month since march, and the nasdaq and s&p 500 since july. oil prices are flat, holding above $49 a barrel after they surged nearly 10% yesterday as opec members struck a deal to cut production for the first time since 2008. meanwhile, candy, nestle said it's made a scientific breakthrough that could reduce the level of sugar in candy by up to 40% using natural ingredients. they can change the structure of struger so less can be used without affecting the taste. nestle will start using the new process in 2018.
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>> the cost of the gifts in the 12 days of christmas song just got a little more expensive as the price for the two turtle doves shot up from $290 last year to $375 this year. but the overall bottom line isn't all that bad. the annual tracking poll of inflation finds most things on the list cost the same as last year. the two turtle doves, 11 pipers pipers and 12 drummers drumming were the items that rose about $230, and the bill for everything, $33,363. quite the expensive christmas list. >> this year, i'm good with the drummers drumming. it's the pipers piper i need under my tree. thank you very much. still ahead or"early today," we'll show you what a $3 million bra, just in case you're wondering what it looks like. >> plus, napoleon dynamite and pedro reunite for tater tots. you're watching "early today."
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this being december 1st, we call this our meteorological winter, goes to the end of february. december is going to be colder than average because of the cold shot coming in next week and all through next week, and as far as the rainfall and maybe snowfall, too, wetter than normal. maybe the northern rockies will be the place to be for skiing this winter. off to a great start. >> maybe a white christmas. bill, thank you. officials have issued a deadline for protesters at the dakota access pipeline to vacate, but they're getting re-enforcements. some 2,000 veterans are traveling there to protect the protesters acting as human shields. the effort called veterans stand for standing rock will be
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december 4th to 7th. it comes after months of protesters clashing with police over the construction of the dakota access pipeline. here at "early today," our entire team can relate to this, just don't tell our boss. if you have ever felt yourself dozing off on the job, lack of sleep is costing the the u.s. economy $411 billion a year. researcher researchers found out that america suffers the most from a tired workforce, losing over 1.2 million work days a year due to exhaustion. workers are not performing the best or taking days off completely. they suggest employers implement daytime naps. >> siesta needs to come back. >> a two-minute one in between a commercial break. >> how about this for a piece of history brought to life? construction has begun on a life-sized titanic replica as part of a resort in southwestern
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china. >> i'd go. >> i would, too. visitors can experience the vessel, including the simulation of the iceberg collision and the sinking. the ceremony started the new attraction. the $145 million project is expected to be completed late 2017. >> i need the deck playing the music. can the boat travel and go different places? >> maybe that's the next phase coming in. all right, everybody loves a good piece of real estate, especially when it comes to great location. this is on zillow right now. maybe you can recognize it. that's the north pole. hey, that's santa claus' house. >> with mrs. claus' ice skates. >> $650,000. >> that's not bad. >> you can't really buy it. but look. >> elves could be troublesome. >> a workshop, a sleigh, a
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second fugitive is back in custody this morning. . no longer on the run. a second fugitive is back in custody this morning. he was caught last night following a local tip and a flurry of s.w.a.t. activity. "today in the bay" starts right now. zbr thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. we'll have more on the arrest of rogelio chavez in just a moment. first let's get a check of your weather this morning. >> cold again this morning. i feel like a broken record. as we will continue on with this kind of weather over the next several days, as you get up, make sure you're having the heater on full blast. here is a beautiful shot of san francisco this morning. it looks so colorful. even though we have a lot of clouds overhead and once again

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