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the word, just like you are now, sending notes, cash, trying to give him the things he needs to help himself. he says he is going to use it all to try to turn his life around. take a listen. >> this is just too much, man. i've really got a lot to prove now. >> got a lot to prove. >> the more you're dealing with, the harder it is. but we wish him well and he did the right thing and certainly he was our dose of "the good stuff" today. >> all right. thank you. talking to the governor was a good stuff. >> my good, dear friends. time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. take it away. >> i will. have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," travel crunch. >> decided to leave early and
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are keeping our fingers crossed. >> have seen accidents already. >> 43 million of us all trying to get home. macy's parade carefully watching the storm. will snoopy, pokemon, spongebob be grounded? >> sart assigned to each of the balloons that can be lowered all the way to the ground or a determination is made not to fly. also another sinkhole threatening to swallow another florida home. plus, black friday. >> we call it the super bowl of retail. >> black friday deals and steals. should you wait? >> we bought over 65% more tvs this year, five times as many sheet sets. >> big demand, walmart saying that their customers bought 5,000 items every second last year. and bombastic and brash. toronto mayor rob ford. is he coming to a theater near
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you? you're live in the "cnn newsroom." and good morning to you. i'm carol costello, with less than 24 hours to go before the busiest travel day of the year, massive storm system moving east could make getting out of town for thanksgiving one big headache for 40 million of us. this is what it looks like in columbus, ohio. see that in a second. look at that. the snow is already falling. it will keep on falling until tomorrow. here is what it looks like in pittsburgh right now. yeah, it looks like soup. 31 degrees. about an inch of snow has fallen and another three to five inches of snow are forecast. as you can see, it's cloudy and fogging. so, please, oh, please, be careful. cnn is covering the storm and how it will affect your holiday travel plans like no one else, with crews spread throughout the country. first, cnn's indra petersons with more on the deadly damaging
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weathe weather. >> a massive winter storm will bring heavy rain, snow, sleet and high winds to much of the east coast on the busiest travel day of the year. frustrated travelers already beginning to feel the ripple effect of this storm system with delays and cancellations at some of the nation's busiest airports. it's not just planes. the larger-than-life balloons flying over the macy's thanksgiving day parade could be grounded. if sustained winds surpass 23 miles per hour, the giant inflatable balloons can't take flight because officials fear their handlers won't be able to control them. >> we have a sergeant at -- assigned to each of the balloons. they can be lowered all the way to the ground or if determination is made not to fly. >> reporter: in 1997, ferocious winds blew the cat in the hat balloon straight into a street
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lamp. debris fell below, critically injuring at least one spectator. heavy snow in colorado and in new mexico wind gusts of 50 miles per hour produced blinding conditions. parts of oklahoma receiving about a foot of snow. and in arkansas, heavy rain caused this pile-up on a bridge. >> the roads are really slick and we've seen a lot of accidents already. >> reporter: freezing rain making driving treacherous as this unrelenting storm complicates thanksgiving travel plans for millions. indra petersons, cnn. >> okay, thank you, indra. what's in store for us today? later today and tomorrow? chad has the answers. good morning. >> good morning, carol. i believe the cancellations will begin to add up. although right now i have one from laguardia. us airways flight 2170 was canceled there. the rest of them are arriving a little bit late but arriving. that's about the best news i can
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tell you. there is a lot of rainfall here. as it gets up into this colder air it will turn into sleet and freezing rain. that's the issue. mason-dixon line, just about. at least upstate south carolina from atlanta and tennessee, all wet. the issue is, it's also very cold up there and very close to 32. now let me give you an idea. it was supposed to be 39 degrees and raining in atlanta this morning. right now, it's 30 -- where is it? 35 and raining. that's not a good sign. that's four degrees colder than the forecast. if your forecast was, let's say, rain and 34 and all of a sudden you're four degrees colder than that, that's rain and 30. winston-sal winston-salem, 31, charlotte, 32. virginia and west virginia are seeing icing right now. that's what i'm most concerned with. this system, when it gets up here, still developing. when it gets up here in this
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colder air that's already in place, that's when our highways go down, airports go down and things get rapidly slow. >> okay. i got all my digits crossed. thank you, chad. of course, as chad says the biggest worry are the wet roads, black ice. the wind will also be a concern. get ready for a trying day on the roads unless you're lucky enough to leave today as of right now. alina machado is in atlanta with a story on the roads. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. fwaens raining here all day, as you can see. it's still raining and will likely be raining all day here. the roads are wet, as you would expect. that means they're also very slick. according to aaa, more than 43 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles from home this thanksgiving holiday. most of them, about 90%, will be getting in their cars and driving somewhere. the aaa is expecting to have at
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least 320,000 rescues because of car problems. but that number could rise dramatically because of the storm. now, there are several highways along the east coast that you should be weary of and you should be very careful if you're going to be traveling on those highways. specifically i-40 from knoxville into the north carolina mountains. right now they're seeing some rain. but that could turn into a wintery mix in higher elevations later today. also, watch out for 95 south of d.c. right now, again, it's fine, but that could turn problematic when heavy rain moves in later this afternoon. so the bottom line, carol, if you're going to be heading out on to the roads today or tomorrow -- which, by the way, is the busiest travel day of the year -- make sure you pay attention to road conditions and give yourself extra time and be very careful. >> good advice. alina machado, thank you very much.
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atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. any delays reported? >> reporter: hey, carol. let me be your harbinger of good news, bring that ray of sunshine. >> all right. >> reporter: no, no delays. this is concourse d at hartsfield-jackson. this is the flight schedule board. the good news, carol, is how many flights listed as on time or boarding. in fact, you look at the entire schedule board here. we don't see any indications of delays or impact of weather. in fact, talking with the people at the airport operations -- and they're meeting right now, by the way -- and probably will be meeting twice a day unless weather conditions worsen. the good news is that that impacts system wide. not just if you're flying out of atlanta. but in the southeast, this major hub is handling the weather
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fine. they think it will continue to be that way throughout the day. i will give you this one caveat. my good news only lasts for probably today. after that, all bets may be off. especially if you're flying up into the northeast, carol. good news so far. >> i know tomorrow really concerns me. that's when most people will probably leave for the holiday, including my husband. let's hope he can get from baltimore to atlanta. i'm keeping my fingers crossed. martin savidge, thank you for the good news today. >> fingers crossed, yeah. >> exactly. 2.5 million people are expected to pass through airports in those 24 hours alone. ahead of the chaos, cnn spent the day at the world's busiest airport, right where martin savidge was, hartsfield-jackson, from special blast suits and bomb squads from inside the control tower, we're giving you a rare glimpse into the world where everyone is going somewhere. for more on the city hiding in plain sight.
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checking our top stories at 13 minutes past the hour, just in to us moments ago, in a new trial, italian prosecutors are
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demanding a guilty verdict in a 30-year sentence for amanda knox. she is accused in the murder of her former roommate, meredith kucher. she says she is afraid to return to italy. >> the man who loudly interrupted president obama's speech on immigration reform now is explaining why he did it. serving mainly chinese americans in sfan when one of the invited guests spoke out. >> that's why we're here. >> mr. president, please use your executive order to halt deportations. you have a power to stop deportations. >> actually, i don't. and that's why we're here. >> i need your help. >> okay. >> the student is 24 years old. he later spoke to cnn affiliate kron. >> while he was giving his speech, he didn't give any concrete example of how we're going to solve the broken immigration system. instead he just blamed it on
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congress and saying they're not doing their jobs. the fact of the matter is, he's not doing his job. i really wanted to give him a suggestion about how to solve our broken immigration system. and i told him that while you continue to pressure congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, you can use your executive authority to halt deportations for all undocumented immigrant community members and that's what i did. and his response was not very impressive at all. in fact, it was -- he treated me like a kid. and he did not directly answer my question. >> ju says he's afraid if he visits his family in south korea that he will not be let back into the united states. a huge storm system moving east is creating a mess for travelers, from carolina into pennsylvania. the southeast is getting very heavy rain. strong storms are stretching from louisiana into northern virginia. we're covering the storm like no
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other. another detailed forecast coming your way in 15 minutes. to tampa now, where the fire department plans to inspect the damage inside a home today after a possible sinkhole opened up. the family of seven evacuated the house after the floor started buckling. here is what neighbors are saying about it. >> i feel calmer now. we have a prayer chain going on at church and a lot of prayers are going up. >> the red cross is arranging for food vouchers and clothing for the family whose house is over that sinkhole. black friday just around the corner and a number of you are already lining up. you're crazy! in akron, ohio, people started lining up over a week ago. they have tents, generator-powered heaters so they can stay warm. outside atlanta, tents are up and people are counting down the days until the local best buy opens its doors for black friday
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deals. buyer beware, retailers are pulling out all the stops to trick you into spending even more money this year. christine romans is live in new york to tell us what to watch out for. >> do you think they do it out of the goodness of their heart, to cut all those prices? >> no. >> they're doing it to make money. the money is in your pocket, america. you happily reach in every year, pull it out and pay, pay, pay for things sometimes you don't need. what are some of the tricks that retailers do? there's an awful lot of hype. you're seeing it over there. there's a whole kind of campaign to get you to go out, even on thanksgiving, to spend your money. this is things that retailers sometimes do. sometimes they raise the price in the weeks ahead of thanksgiving, the holiday, and then they cut them. sometimes those people who are in those tents, they're in those tents because there are not that many door busters at some of these stores. you have to be there first. all the other people who are following the crowd mentally, go rushing in, they won't get the
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door buster but will get in and spend their money on other things and sometimes the sale price isn't really a sale price. the day after black friday is when retailers begin planning for the next black friday. they work backwards and figure out what they want to sell something for and how many they want to sell so they still have a profit. let me give you an example from today's "wall street journal." imagine a sweater that costs $14.50 from the supplier. they put them on the floor for $50. they only sell a few. then they start marking it down. they got a $50 sweater but paid something less than that. in the end after all those cuts the retailer still gets a $13.50 profit. it wasn't really a sale. it was a strategy from the very beginning to get american whose want to feel like they got a deal. you feel like you got a deal. really, retailer got a profit and you got a sweater. >> so, what is a consumer to do?
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>> here is the thing. there are going to be some deals out there. but there are going to be some deals after the holiday, too, right? you buy what you need. you buy what will make you happy. you buy what you can pay for by january. here is another dirty, dark secret about black friday sales, carol. if you go out there and buy something and can't pay it off by february, you didn't get a deal. instead, now you've got interest payments, late fees and you've hurt your credit score. so it actually cost you more. so it's one of those unpopular stories about restraint this time of year. restraint is what the deal is, right? but mostly, we are very easy prey. americans like to feel like they got something for 40% off, whether they needed it or not. there's a whole retail structure built around making us feel like we got something while padding the profits of the retailers. >> i'm going to start knitting my own sweaters. not. christine romans, thank you so much. >> can you make an hd tv, though? i can't make a tv.
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that's the problem. >> that's true. very true. i think my husband might be able to, though. thanks, christine. still to come in the "newsroom," it was a case that ripped apart the town of steubenville, ohio. now the school superintendent has been indicted, among others. [ male announcer ] this store knows how to handle a saturday crowd. ♪ [ male announcer ] the parking lot helps by letting us know who's coming. the carts keep everyone on the right track. the power tools introduce themselves. all the bits and bulbs keep themselves stocked. and the doors even handle the checkout so we can work on that thing that's stuck in the thing.
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a grand jury investigating the rape of a 16-year-old girl in steubenville, ohio, has indicted sixies after two high
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school football players were convicted of that rape in march. cnn's jean cass ar ez has moez n these charges. >> reporter: three others connected to the school district face misdemeanor charges. one of them for providing alcohol to minors. this is a case that shocked the nation, disturbing videos, tweets and photographs brought to light in august 2012 night of drinking and rape in this football-loving town. >> i'm sorry to put you guys through this. >> two star players were convicted and are incarcerated. >> welcome to steubenville. >> reporter: but questions remain for some in this town. chief among them, were there any adults involved? >> how do you hold kids accountable if you don't hold the adults accountable?
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>> reporter: on monday, some answers. but details are few. the district's director of technology was already indicted last month on perjury and obstruction. >> so help you god? >> i do. >> reporter: most of the attorneys for the accused either declined comment or could not be reached, except for the attorney representing one of the accused, an elementary school principal. he says his client, a 30-year educator, is charged with failure to report a completely different alleged rape with a different alleged victim. the case was never prosecuted and the principal's attorney says his client is not guilty. some in steubenville hoped more people would be charged, but attorney general mike dewine says unless there is new information, the grand jury is done. >> it's time to let steubenville move on. >> reporter: something that could be hard to do, with court dates coming up next month and more details yet to emerge.
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jean casarez, cnn, steubenville, ohio. still to come in the "ne "newsroom," a big storm that's left a mess out west now soaking up the eastern portion of our country. what it means for you this thanksgiving. clients are always learning more
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i'm telling you, i couldn't get out of there fast enough. >> "family guy" minus the family dog. new efforts this morning to resurrect brian griffith. "newsroom" continues now. good morning, i'll carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. opening bell on wall street just about to ring. i'm listening. i think it just rang. there it goes. trading is expected to be light this morning. actually, all day, thanksgiving holiday. stocks initially pushed higher yesterday after a landmark deal with iran over the weekend but buying slow throughout the day and markets closed overall with very little change. that's because a lot of people on wall street are getting out of dodge because millions of us are going to hit the road and fly for thanksgiving. but a nasty and deadly storm system could, you know, muck things up, that storm system dumping snow and ice could make
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traveling a great big challenge. this morning, snow is falling in parts of ohio and pennsylvania. those driving along major interstates in the east coast are urged to take caution. air travelers could face delays or canceled flights. cnn's rene marsh is in washington dulles international airport this morning. how is it going so far? >> reporter: it's nasty out here, carol. we're getting some of that rain you're talking about there. we can tell you the snapshot for travelers will be going by air today and tomorrow. at this point, there are hundreds of delays across the country. where you are there in atlanta they had a ground stop because of low clouds. that is a critical airport. it is one of the busier airports. the bottom line is this. if you are headed to the airport today, expect even more delays. been there, done that. dulles airport revved up these snow plows during the last snow
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storm in march. today, dulles and airports up and down the east coast are prepared to do the same if it comes to it. >> so far the forecast seems to be pointing to a nuisance storm, one that's not going to result in severe cancellations, but more so delays. >> but still, it could be a nightmare for some flyers. >> we see a lot of delays and a lot of cancellations with storms like this. >> daniel baker runs the flight tracking website. he says making matters worse, planes are already full. >> if you cancel one flight, there may not be capacity on later flights to accommodate all of the displaced passengers. >> reporter: traveling by air this thanksgiving holiday, travel is up 1.5% from last year. >> we decided to leave early and we're keeping our fingers crossed. hopefully, we'll be there, be all right, visit family and enjoy our week. >> reporter: busiest travel day, the sunday after thanksgiving. the second busiest day, tomorrow. just in time for the storm.
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>> what i always say is have a low expectation when traveling through bad weather on the airlines, particularly around the holidays, and you won't be disappointed. >> all right. and the faa is predicting that these delays will continue throughout the day and even at those airports where they're going to need to deice those planes. that will slow things down quite a bit as well. and for those flyers, things don't look any better for tomorrow. that wind is going to create trouble for people trying to get to their destination tomorrow as well, especially in the new york area. carol? >> all right, rene marsh, thanks, i think. joining me now is senior editor for travelocity. hi, courtney. welcome. >> hi there. thank you. >> thanks for being here. even if it doesn't snow, high winds and rain will have a big impact on air travel. we heard rene say that. many people could see their flights delayed or canceled. the first thing you should do is check with your air carrier
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before you head to the airport, right is this. >> that's right. they're already postingryry advisories to let you make changes without a cancellation penalty or refund. make sure you're going online and making those changes as soon as possible. tomorrow is looking like the worst day. if you can at all modify your plans to get out early or at least see if there are any available flights today, tonight, you're going to be in a better situation. >> for goodness sakes, don't use the phone. use the internet. >> absolutely. >> if you do find your flight is canceled, though, what do you do next besides cry? >> well, first of all, go to the gate agent. find out what plans they have in place and what are the next available flights? you have the right to the next available flight as a passenger. that might not be the next flight that's on the board. that may mean a flight that's tomorrow. go online. go to your ticket counter.
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find out what is happening at your local airport. i would also recommend checking what the availability for hotels are in your local area if you don't have friends and family to stay with. if weather gets really bad tomorrow we may not have any flights going in and out. >> don't say that. it will jinx us. let's say delays but not cancellations. it is important, though, isn't it, to be nice? one, it's not the ticket taker's flight that your flight was canceled or delayed and, two, you can catch more flies with honey. that old cliche is true. tell us how the conversation should go. >> it's hard to keep calm. you planned all year to be home with your family. it's really important to just kind of ask what's happening, not make strong demands about -- demanding you be on the next available flight. everybody is doing the best that they can in this situation. of course, we know it's a trying situation. pack your patience. that's for everyone traveling on the roads and in the air and
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just in swren this thanksgiving. >> delta and us airways have waived change fees and that's certainly a plus. how should flyers take advantage of that? are there more airlines that are going to do the same? they know there might be delays or cancellations tomorrow. >> sure. that is the standard protocol for most airlines, waive change fees or offer you a full refund if you decide, in fact, to not take your flight at all. that's kind of the standard across the industry. it's up to you, though, to go online and find out what the particulars are of your specific carrier. >> good advice. courtney scott with travelocity. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. busiest travel day for flyers tomorrow. 2 million people are expected to pass through airports in those 24 hours alone amid the chaos, cnn has spent the day at left knee's hartsfield-jackson. we're giving you a rare glimpse to the world where everyone is
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going somewhere. check it out. for more on a city hiding in plain sight. "family guy" fans now talking to social media, trying to force fox to resurrect the beloved character. you know, an alcoholic dog, from the dead. >> i didn't even know i had a son until today. and, besides, it's not like tracy ever asked for my help. >> seems like they're all set without you. she has done a fine job creating a child friendly environment. great parenting. >> alcoholic and womanizing dog brian griffith.
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"family guy" fans are -- they're outraged over a fictional character's death. they've taken it to the next level. in a shocking twist, brian, the family's talking dog, was killed off on sunday night's episode. >> brian, no! >> brian, look out! no, brian! >> oh, my god! brian! brian, can you hear me? >> holy crap, what the hell happened? >> that guy sucked. >> in the last 24 hours alone, thousands have signed on to petitions and facebook pages urging the alcoholic, womanizing dog be brought back to life. cnn entertainment correspondent nischelle turner in new york on -- that's pretty grizzly. >> you don't know whether to laugh or cry, carol. come on.
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>> there's a petition. i know that. but what other efforts are out there? >> first of all, no one saw this one coming. this was definitely a total shock to a lot of people. brian has been a major character on the show since it launched back in 1999. naturally, fans are saying what is going on? like you were saying before. many are hoping to bring brian back. you talked about that online petition that went up on after sunday's episode. it's already gotten more than 33,000 signatures. it says brian griffin was an important part of our experience. he added a witty humor to the show. they will lose viewers if brian griffin is not brought back to the show. it also says they didn't just kill off one of their creations, but the dog that has lived in our home for the last 15 years. they have killed the dog we have all come to love. they killed america's dog. i don't know about that, but we'll go with it, carol.
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we'll just go with that. to add insult to injury to these viewers, they already replaced, brian, carol. didn't even last a whole episode. later on in the episode, they got a dog named vinnie voiced by "the sopranos" show tony sriac. >> i was just thinking of ways they could bring brian back, like that dallas episode. stewie could go to sleep and then he wakes up and brian could walk out of the shower and say it's all a dream. >> stewie does have a time machine. the reason brian can be saved is because stewie's time machine was broken and brian ultimately died from his injuries. but you never know what's going to happen with that time machine. there's ghosts on the show and all kinds of different stuff. i say they bring brian back later on and have this brains
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versus brawn. no one knows if vinnie is this mobster or ex-mobster. cooked an italian feast for the family already. that would be an interesting kind of battle of the pups. >> so much more complicated than mine. i actually stole that idea from "dallas." >> i created that in my head. maybe i should be a writer for "family guy." >> you are fantastic. >> nischelle turner, thanks so much. all new in the next hour of "newsroom," crack smoking mayor rob ford. now that could help one comedian get his big movie to the big screen. outspoken critics, while he fights to repeal the law, the speaker of the house finally signs up for government health care. he is in for some sticker shock in the next hour of "newsroom." which rewards her for responsibly managing
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checking our top stories, a huge winter system moving northeast making travel a nightmare for holiday travelers. the southeast getting very heavy rain right now. strong storms stretching from louisiana into northern virginia, covering the storm like no other network. another detailed forecast coming up in 15 minutes. the ex-marine who risked his life to save a woman who jumped from the stands at the raiders
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game is now talking about his awesome catch. >> as she started to descend, i braced myself to catch her. i was hoping i can -- when i caught her, just lock my arms around her so she could absorb the impact with me. but, unfortunately, she hit and she bounced off. >> take a look at his arms. that is 61-year-old donnie navidad. he spent the night in the hospital after that. he is now recovering from those bruises. he is rejecting the hero label and says he would do it all again. where do you work, what do you think of capital punishment? online juror for the dekalb county questionnaire listed slave as a possible occupation. the court says it was a mistake
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and they're now working to solve the problem. officials have closed part of the mississippi river to deal with oil that's discharging. about 100,000 gallons of petroleum products are on board. >> this is thanksgiving. which means family and friends and for many of you shopping. people are already camping out at best buys in ohio hoping to score a deal. who cares if it's freezing outside. these people pitched a tent in rainy, frigid temperatures to be first in line. i hope they have a space heater. i think there's one somewhere inside that tent. the national retail federation predicts americans will spend over $600 billion in november and december and the average shopper will spend about $400 over the thanksgiving weekend alone. question is, is that door buster
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flat screen tv really a deal or should you skip the tent and wait? christine romans is in norm with answers. hi. >> hi. well, you know, there will be some deals. there will be other things that you can get cheap he other for the same price all year around. we've been showing the pictures of people lining up. consumer reports has a brand new survey. 56% of americans, more than half of us will not go shopping any day over the weekend. and why are we going to skip? because we don't like the crowds and we don't really think we're going to get a good deal. we think it's a little overhyped. let me peel back for you where there are deals and where to avoid. if you want to go shopping on thanksgiving, that is the day to get smartphones, gaming items, hd tvs. black friday is the day you're going to see the real electronics coming out, lab
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tops, computers. kitchenware on black friday. and signer monday, that the made up holiday, clothing and shoes. now later on in the season, that's when apparel and winter type items are much cheaper. you can hold off on the sweater for now if you want. and you're going to see these selling priced gymnastics we're talking about. maybe something looks good at a price, but it may have been that price since the fourth of july holiday deal. so some of these are not really going to be sales. a couple of different analysts telling us that toys is right now not the best deal. closer to the holiday. and mang sure you pay for it as soon as you can. if you don't pay for it by january, then you're paying interest, late fees and hurting your credit score. >> good advice.
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the 49ers return to form dominating the redskins on monday night football. andy scholes is here with "bleacher report." >> good game for the 49ers. they're only 6-4 in the season and they needed a game like this to get them going again. and you know, colin kaepernick, he's taken plenty of criticism this season. but he showed up in a big way last night. three touchdowns in the game. rg iii on the other hand, he was
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sacked four times. the redskins didn't even score a touchdown in this game. despite their 3-8 record, rg iii says no one is quitting in the redskins locker room. >> everybody is tired of losing. us fans, media, everybody. one thing that to take away is one thing we're not, we're not quitters. >> ten pro hockey player have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the league hasn't done enough to protect them from concussions. the suit argues that the league continues to tribute to injuries today and nhl sponsored programs for players. you've got to see the dunk. he throws down the monster slam. watch him get whacked in the
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face. they didn't call a foul on the play and he comes out with a huge gash. >> i thought he would break his nose or something. >> he got stitches and medical dream and he was back in the game. >> i would be crying. >> and a great dunk. one of the top stories on "bleacher report" today is about the new two-year, $48 million extension the lakers gave kobe bryant. they tweeted out a picture of kobe at a table signing a new contract. then later he tweeted out a picture of the contract with the hash tag, laker for life. this contract is getting a lot of criticism from the nba analysts saying he's going to be a heisman player this year and for the next two seasons. he's coming off a season ending initial. some people were hoping he would take less money so the lakers could sign more players, but hey, if you're going to give him
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that much money, i would take it too. >> i would too. next hour of "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom." travel crunch. >> we decided to leave early and keeping our fingers crossed. >> the roads are really slick. i've seen a lot of accidents already. >> 43 million of us all trying to get home. the macy's parade carefully watching the storm. will the balloons be grounded? >> we have a sergeant assigned to each of the balloons. they can be lowered all the way to ground or the determination is made not to fly. >> also, another sinkhole threatening to swallow another florida home. plus, black friday. >> we call it the super bowl of retail. >> black friday deals and
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steals. but should you wait? >> we've bought over 60% more tvs, five time as many sheet sets. >> there's big demand. walmart saying its customer bought 5,000 items every second last year. and brash. toronto mayor rob ford. is he coming to a theater near you? you're live in the cnn "newsroom." and good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. with less than 24 hours to go until the busiest travel day of the year, a massive storm system moving east could make getting out of town one big headache for more than 40 million of us. here is what it looks like right now in pittsburgh. 33 degrees and foggy. about an inch of snow already on the ground.
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and snow also coming down hard in columbus, ohio. the high in columbus today will be just above the freezing mark. here in atlanta, it's 36 degrees. plenty of rain expected. and now a live look from new york. not too bad right now. but the heavy rain is on its way. tomorrow the winds will be gusting and that's going to cause big problems. cnn is covering the storm like no one else with crews spread throughout the country. let's start with chad meyer. hi. >> hi. it's going to be a wet drive on i-95, not white. it's all about the higher elevations across the turnpike. get over toward rochester and upstate, over here into pittsburgh, snowing. there's a lot of traffic in pittsburgh. not much mere in atlanta. because people i think took the day off. but it is slippery there in pittsburgh. here is the deal. i-95, all rain. it's far enough east.
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you get over towards winston salem and roanoke, that's where it's 32 or 31 and raining. and behind that, that's where the snow is and stay cold enough for the snow to pile up. pittsburgh will have at least a half foot and in some spots ice underneath the snow. >> chad, thanks so much. cnn's weather coverage continues throughout the hour. you can find current conditions right there on the bottom of your screen. aaa says more than 3 million will take to the skies to get to their holiday destination. here is a snap shogt of all the planes in the air right now. no reports of cancellations right now. cnn's martin savidge is at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. i'm hoping the good news stays
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the same this hour. >> reporter: still good news. nice to see you. let me show you the good news. it is the blue board that really is most people want to see. it's the flight schedule board. as you can see, predominantly, the on-time sign is the one that's most prolific which is what the passengers want to see. we only saw one cancelation and it was going to des moines. that was at 9:47. but it is the only cancelation we have heard of. and we do not even know if that one was weather related. let me bring in lewis miller. he's the general manager of the airport. you've come from a meeting talking about conditions. what is the word? >> things are looking very good for us. we're seeing that the traffic is -- we did our weekly analysis and we -- we expect to come this week and go through next monday, 1.8 million with an increase of about 3% of what we had last
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year. >> reporter: how are you dealing with the rain and weather? >> the rain right now has not hurt us as of yet. we have not seen a major impact on our operations here. very few delays going out. we had no freezing rain. that's what we were really worried about the most. >> reporter: and the next 24 hours. say tomorrow? >> tomorrow morning looks like more rain. but temperatures are supposed to be staying higher. so it could drop early in the evening, but in the morning it's higher. we have our team on standby. we call it our snow desk, people that are ready to deal with whatever happens. >> reporter: and, of course, it should be pointed out we are talking about the atlanta airport. however, this is such a major hub and impacts so many flights along the eastern corridor, if things are good here, it may bode well for wherever you are flying to or out of. >> mr. miller just made me very happy. i think the real problems might
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be at the airports along the northeast coast like new york and reagan international. because there are high winds. that will colonel affect flights out of those two cities. >> reporter: yep. give yourself plenty of time as always. >> this sunday marks the busiest travel day of the year for fliers. some $2.5 million people expect sd to pass through airports in those 24 hours alone. cnn spent the day at the world's busiest airport at hartsfield-jackson international from special bomb suits and we're giving you a rare glimpses. check us out at and check out more online. treacherous road conditions await due to the winter storm
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chad was talk ug about. a aaa spokeswoman joins us now from orlando. i know you study this stuff every year. what do you expect for today? >> i have to tell you, as it is every single year, it will be the busiest travel holiday. we are expecting 43 million people, that's a lot of people, carol, to travel over this holiday weekend. we did find that in a number represents about 600,000 fewer people than we saw traveling last year. but if you are traveling by car, which 9 0% of americans are going to chose to do, you're going to have plenty of company on the road. packing the three ps this year, preplanning, packing properly, and a lot of patience. >> why do people seem to leave at the same time to travel? >> you know, what happens during
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thanksgiving, you have that unique holiday period where it occurs on a thursday every single year. a lot of americans have the friday off and chose to take that extra day off. tomorrow, wednesday, 16 million people once again this year are going to chose that day to leave to get there in time for thanksgiving. when you look at the return, how many people are coming back, about 1 in 3 of them coming back on sunday and 1 in 4 coming back on monday. and there's a little bit of a heartfelt reason behind that. this is the time of year where 67% of people say this is the time of year i want to spend time with my family and friends. spending that extra time eating turkey and around the family table really is the drive where people want to leave early and stay a little bit later. >> i can understand that. so share some secrets with us. is there -- let's say you're going to leave tomorrow. is there a best time to hit the road? >> yes. well, carol, you really want to
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start out early. and really get ahead he have the traffic. i mean early morning is always good. one of the things we're cautioning people to do is with a lot of ice and snow, looking at some of the road conditions, you really want to plan ahead. getting out early is best, early mornings. and then if you can avoid the peak periods. we know that monday and sunday are going to be two of our busiest days. gosh, if you can stay in a extra day on tuesday and come back when everybody is already back at work, that will provide a little bit of relief on the road and you won't have quite as much company. but to be certain, it's going to be absolutely busy if you're going to be out there. >> and just be nice. i think when people are driving they forget there are other human beings in the cars beside them. >> they do. and i have to tell you, i'll take the opportunity to remind people, with so many people on the road, make sure you have a
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designated navigator. someone to do your texting and navigating for you. so we remember the other human beings that are out there and all arrive safely. >> thanks so much for being with me. >> thank you so much. and happy thanksgiving. >> you too. still to come in the "newsroom", a number of toys are still not meeting mandated safety standards for children. a look at what type of items you should avoid this holiday season. it's donut friday at the office. and i'm low man on the totem pole. so every friday morning they send me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual apply, go to
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fly for thanksgiving. the damage inside a home in florida after a sinkhole opened up. the family of seven evacuated after the floor started buckling. here is what the neighbors are saying about it. >> it felt -- like i said, i feel calmer now and we have a prayer chain going on at church. >> red cross now ranging for food vouchers and clothing for the family affected. the man who loudly interrupted president's obama's speech on immigration reform is explaining why he did it. he was speaking in san francisco when one of the invited guests spoke out. >> president, please -- petition, you have a power to stop the petition to all. >> actually i don't. and that's why we're here. >> he's a 24-year-old student,
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he later spoke to cnn. >> the truth is, 1. million undocumented family members are deported and 100,000 are facing deport portation every single day. and this is urgent. that's why it was the only venue that i could speak out and i'm representing the voices are other undocumented students would cannot be here. this is very urgent. >> he says he's afraid that if he visits his family in south kor korea, he will not be let back into the united states. would-be robbers got more than think bargained for. a clerk scared them off by threatening that he had a bigger gun. and when he reached for the weapon, the two robbers took off running. police have not been able to find them however. nearly a year after the
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sandy hook elementary school massacre, a report has been released with new details on the case. a report provides an even more disturbing picture of adam lanz za. >> reporter: among the evidence released for the first time, dozens of photos of sandy hook elementary school and a look at the gunman's near bye home. he blasted through a window to bypass the lock door and begin his shooting spree. we see the rifle used to kill 20 children and 6 adults in less than 11 minutes. found in the same classroom as the shooter's body and the handgun he uses to kill himself. all bought legally by his mother. >> she may have thought this was a way to control him or get through to him because she seemed to have a fascination with guns and shooting herself. so a way for them to connect. but absolutely the wrong way to
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do it. >> reporter: one question that remains unanswered, why? the 44-page report concludes the echd clearly show thats the shooter planned his actions but there is no clear indication why he did so or why adam targeted sandy hook, a school are he used to go. what emerges is a picture of a deeply troubled 20-year-old. a loner obsessed with mass murder. he spent hours a day playing video and computer games, many violent. including "call of duty." a report also references a video not shown to the public, a five-second diagramtization of children being shot. and surprisingly, he seemed fixated on the game, dance, dance revolution. with a dance pad at home and spending up to ten hours a day
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playing it at a theater down the street. his computer hard drive was smashed make it nearly impossible to retrieve information. but investigators found a spreadsheet detailing mass murders. including this "the new york times" 1891 article about a catholic school shooting in upstate new york. he not only suffered from asperger's syndrome but undoubtedly afflicted with mental health problems. changing his clothes several times a day. obsessed about how his food was ranged on his plate. he wouldn't allow his mother into his room even to clean it. >> as time we want on he was starting to get more of a sigh cottic behavior. paranoia going on and paints a picture of someone who was extremely difficult to manage. >> reporter: his bedroom windows
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covered with black garage bagged. he hates birthdays, christmas and holidays. and even after superstorm sandy refused to stay at a hotel. he also didn't like being touched. >> still to come in the "newsroom", dangerous and toxic toys still on store shelves. what to look out for to keep the kids safe this holiday season. that's next. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪
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friday, there's a new study out this morning that lists the most dangerous toys that can still be found on store shelves. we're covering in this morning and there were surprises on list, right? >> absolutely. this report came out just a few minutes ago. basically highlighting the fact that safety hazarded in children's toys is certainly still a problem. especially as we enter into the holiday season, one major problem that still pe sifts is choking hazards. think about the clothes that have jewel strings. think about children's toys that contain sort of tiny marbles or balloons, that can lead to choking. 90 children died of choking between 2001 and 2012. also think about loud and noisy toys. any toy that is supposed to be held close to a child's ear should not exceed 65 decibels.
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and one in five children suffer from hearing loss because of noisy toys. and problems with toxic substances. the ninja turtle pencil case was found to have excessive levels of cad kneeium. >> and any other specific items you have for us? >> yeah. the gin in a turtles pencil case was listed specifically. but i do want to mention that things so far have been showing to improve. so in 2007, there were 231 toys that were recalled. this year, so far it is only 31. but the bottom line is the report is pushing people to sort of watch out for unsafe toys and report them. and be aware of the fact that there is no database where you can go to look for a list of unsafe children's toys. so the important thing is parents really do need to be
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vigilant. >> still to come in the "newsroom", whether you're hitting the road for thanksgiving or taking to the skies, we're keeping you kofrsd on the storm system moving up the east coast and how that could affect your plan. [ sniffles, coughs ] shhhh! i have a cold with this annoying runny nose. [ sniffles ] i better take something. [ male announcer ] dayquil cold and flu doesn't treat that. it doesn't? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast-acting antihistamine. oh what a relief it is! plus has a fast-acting antihistamine. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education.
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all the ingredients coming together for a tricky commute for millions heading out for thanksgiving. plus, few people are fighting harder against obama care more than john boehner. now he is a card carrying member. he said is wasn't easy and not cheap. >> now watch this. >> have i tried it? probably in one of my -- >> he's keeping comedy writers in business. now his story could be coming to the big zreen skrooen right here in the united states of america. "newsroom" continues now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks for joining me. right now a deadly mix of rain, wind and snow making its way up the east coast. these are live pictures out the cincinnati. they're expected to get light snow in the northeast with
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larger amounts tomorrow for parts of pep pen, new york, and ohio. another part of ohio, the center portion feeling an early blast of the winter as they call for 1 to 3 inches by wednesday. in arkansas and other states officials are preparing for wet and snowy roads as temperatures hover near freezing. it's been blamed for more than 100 accidents so far. we're on the road on i-75 fleer in atlanta. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the story in the south. lots of rain here in atlanta and also throughout the south. the roads are still pretty clear. but they are wet and slick. and that could cause problems as more people hit the roads. aaa are expecting more than 43 million people to travel. about 90% of those will be
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getting in their cars and driving somewhere for the long weekend. there's a lot of areas that you should be careful if you're going to be driving through the parts of east. also, 95 south of washington, d.c. could cause some problems. so the bottom line, carol, if you're going to be heading out, use common sense. give yourself time and just be aware of what you're going to be going into. >> always good advice. i feel sorry for you. i hope you get to a dry place soon. but i don't think that's going to happen. thanks so much. cnn's weather coverage continues throughout the hour. you can find the three-forecast and current conditions right at the bottom of your screen. air travelers could face delays or canceled flight starting tomorrow. we're at washington dulles international airport. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. when you look at those flight tracking websites, it looks like
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there are hundreds of delays nationwide. and it just goes to show that the effect of this storm really we're not feeling it as bad as it will be just as yet. but there is still plenty of time for even more details. and the bottom line is it is making for a less than smooth community for people trying to get to where they're going during a busy air traffic time. we spoke with one lady who is waiting and has been waiting for quite some time for her mom for arrive from snowy columbus, ohio. take a listen. >> i think patience is a big thing for this time of the year. huge patience. because things are not going to go as plan and things are going to change. >> reporter: and i guess in your case, delayed is better than canceled? >> yeah. it means they're still on their way.
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>> reporter: so even if snow not headed your way, the rain and wind will likely cause even more delays as we go throughout the day. but airlines, they're trying to get ahead of this. what they're doing, number one, you saw american airlines precanceled hundreds of flights. so far they're the only ones that made that move. also, airlines are allowing people to get refunds if they're flight is canceled or severely delayed. if you want to change your night, they're not charging, some airlines, for to you do that as well. check that flight before you head to the airport. >> renee marsh, thanks so much. this sunday marks the busiest travel day for fliers. some 2.5 million people expected to pass through the airports in those 24 hours alone. at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield-jackson, we're giving
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you a rare glimpse into a world where everyone is going somewhere. check out 24/7. for more on a city hiding in plain sagt. the larger than life balloons at macy's thanksgiving day parade could be grounded. if the winds are too high, they will not be able to fly. officials fear that the handlers might not be a i believe to control them. 33 minutes past the hour. the coast guard is responding to a vessel singing in the mississippi river. they've closed part. river to deal with the oil that's discharging. about 100,000 gallons of petroleum products are onboard. lucky all crew members managed to get to shore safely. the ex-marine who risked his
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toronto's mayor rob ford is just the gift that keeps on giving. even this week. >> can you tell -- >> can you get off my property, please? get off my property. >> i'm leaving. >> as you well know, toronto mayor rob ford is not backing down even after admitting to heavy drinking and smoking crack. at least two people are benefiting from this controversy. after years of trying he's finally able to sell a screen
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play that reads early similar to what's going on in toronto. >> reporter: you knew it wouldn't be long before how old wo -- hollywood came up with a script. in their script, it's a crack-smoking governor or politician. but they said it could be a mayor because it really wasn't specific. the script is, yes, already gun done. they say that years ago they dreamed up this movie about a crack-smoking politician. now, they just told the toronto globe that after trying to get the movie green lit for three to four years, it just got picked up by a studio in the wake of ford's big public scandal. and they do think about's about all of the headlines. and here is what he told the globe, he said, no one wanted to make it for years. and then this guy smoked crack.
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and one of the happy upshoots of that is somewhere in hollywood was wanting a script like that. and now they wouldn't reveal which studio has picture it up. the word is maybe it's san antonioey pictures. but they did say that the screen play was a politician on the verge of being deposed and he decides to escape the country in order to avoid jail. now, they were asked who they thought would play the politician, who they would like to sow, they through out names like jason bateman, gone goodman, or brian. and he love all of those ideas. >> john goodman would be good. he would be perfect. poor toronto. >> the thoughts in my head right now, carol, if you could read them. >> nischelle turner, many thanks
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a deadly winter storm moving up the east coast is bringing with it snow and heavy rain. snow coming down hard in parts of ohio, like columbus, and in parts of pennsylvania too like pittsburgh. same system now soaking the south as millions of you get ready to hit the road. here is more from indra petersen. >> reporter: a massive winter storm blamed for a dozens deaths an accidents will bring heavy rain and snow and high winds. frustrated travelers beginning to already feel the ripple effect of the storm system with delays and cancellations at the airports. and it's not just planes. the larger than life balloons flying high above the macy's thanksgiving day parade could be grounded. in the winds are too high, they
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can't take flight because officials feel their handlers won't be able to control them. >> we have a sergeant assigned to each of the balloons. they can be lowered all the way to the crowd. or if the determination is made not to fly nem. >> reporter: in 1997 the cat in the hat balloon was blown straight into a street lamp. debris fell down and critically initialled one spectator. the storm system has made its way across the country. bringing localized flooding in arizona, heavy snow? colorado, and in new mexico. wind gusts of more than r50 miles an hour produced blinding conditions. parts of oklahoma receiving about a foot freezing rain making driving treacherous and it complicates the thanksgiving travel plans for millions.
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>> it's going to get a little worse tomorrow but not a lot worse, right? >> yeah. the wind is going to be a big problem tomorrow. we're talking about i-95 being wet. this is not a white storm for them. not a snowstorm. this is not for new york city, philadelphia, all the way down to d.c. but wind and rain and 41 million people trying to get some place on the roadway. that's the problem. i have found quite a few of these departures getting delayed. atl now 61 delays. delta to nashville, delta to new york. b-31 delayed. and i can go down and down and down. and the word you see over here is "delayed." you get the idea. carol, about an hour ago, i had six delays.
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now there are 61. >> and it all seems to be delta. is it spread over lots of airlines? >> yeah. obviously just more delta planes leaving atlanta. here is what it looks like. planes are flying. there are 5,000 planes on this map in the air right now. people ask what are the grey planes? those are landing or taking off. here is what it looks like on the map. this is almost sublime for me to tell you that it's snowing in pittsburgh and i believe we just had a tornado touchdown about 40 miles southwest of tallahassee. can you believe there's that much warm on one side and that much cold on the other? that's how it happens. when you have a warm side and a cold side of the storm, that's how get the snow and ice event. there is still cold air trapped in the valleys west of d.c. out near charlottesville and
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stanton. you might watch yourself for a couple of hours because the air is still cold enough to make the freezing rain and sleet. about 3:00 is the best time to get out and do something. that's the warmest part of the day. by 6:00 tonight, the sunsets and all the roads start to freeze back up again. i know you can't see the sun out there, but it's warping the ground nonetheless. when that sun goes away, the ice comes with it. 10:00 this morning, mostly rain across atlanta. low ceilings that's why the delays in atlanta. there's the low for tomorrow morning. 4:00 a.m., heavy snow across pennsylvania. there's about summit county, there's pittsburgh right there. along a line right through here there will be ice. rain changing to snow. sleet coming down. you'll hear it on your windshield. it's not a snowflake. it sounds like something hard hitting your windshield. these lines are all lines of equal pressure and the wind will
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be blowing like crazy across new york city for wednesday into thursday. and my favorite part, i know santa clause is nigh second favorite part. but my favorite part are the balloons that go down on the parade. i will be dispointed if the weather cancels. remember underdog? >> now it's sponge bob. get with the times, chad. >> i know. >> talk a little politics this morning. calls the experience pretty frustrating. talking about house speaker john boehner who signed up for obama care. while he saw a jump in ms. premiums, it turns out he's getting a little help in covering the cost from the government. >> good morning. >> reporter: look who's got obama care. that's john boehner. the once and future fully insuranced speaker of the house.
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last week he tweeted about his experience trying to sign up. #train wreck. he said it took a few hours, a few failed log ins and called to the help desk. what he didn't realize is that somewhere in the middle of his for the cameras exercise in futility, someone from the d.c. health exchange returned his call to help sign him up. but they put him on hold. for 35 minutes. after half an hour of hold music help gave up. so now, the top republican in the land has health insurance from the law he has fought so hard. >> the law is a train wreck. there is no way to fix this mon trosty. >> reporter: there's good and bad news for speaker. bad news, when he unrolled his notes, he realized his premiums are going up.
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from $433 per month, it's now $449. and that's just for him. mrs. boehner is going on medicare. the good news, it could be worse. his new premiums include a $426 discount that members of congress and staff are getting on their health insurance under obama care. he's accepting that subsidy even though he once reported a republican plan to take it away. >> why don't we make sure that every american is treated just like we are. >> reporter: that sentiment parentally so october. that's not all. mr. boehner is also a famous smoker. >> i know that smoking is probably not good for my health. >> reporter: now if he bought insurance in his home state of ohio, insurance companies could have charged him up to 50% more. call it the beltway boon doingle. under obama care in washington, d.c., there is no penalty for smoking. guess those smoke-filled rooms
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where all that compromise happens are just too important. >> that was john berman reporting. janar's office said he chose an individual plan that was similar to the one he has now as part of the federal employee's health package. still to come in the "newsroom", former players suing their sport over concussions. this time it's hockey. avo: the volkswagen "sign then drive" sales event is back. which means it's never been easier to get a new passat, awarded j.d. power's most appealing midsize car, two years in a row. and right now you can drive one home for practically just your signature. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on any new 2014 volkswagen. hurry, this offer ends december 2nd.
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sydney crosby is one of the nhl's elite players. check out the goal in the third period horn against boston. he's amazing. the league had a gaping hold
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when he was out with concussion symptoms. now ten former nhl players are suing the league for not doing enough to protect them against concussions. >> this is similar to the lawsuit that we just saw in the nfl that they settled less than three months ago. and basically what they're claiming, an nhl athlete can suffer almost 1,000 hits to his head during the season. and they're claiming that they contribute to the injuries by refusing to ban body checking. and they want damages and medical programs in place for the former players who are dealing with these symptoms. >> i'm surprised that hockey players haven't sued before this. >> i was spriegsed as well. and the nhl has a decent defense. they were rt first league to put in concussion programs. they started baseline testing.
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they were the first league to suspend players for head to head hits. and whenever the league has tried to put in safety measures, like helmets, visors, player have always fought. they don't want helmets or the visors. and a recent poll done a few years ago, 98% of the players said they wanted to keep fighting in the game. >> here is the thing. they think fighting is part of the game and what draws fans to the game. they don't want to be kicked out for being whimpy, per se. it's the same problems that football players have in wanting to stay on the field no matter how many times they got hurt. >> are they signing -- do they know what they're signing up for? am i going to get paid millions of dollars knowing i'm getting may head bashed in game after game? and that's the question. we'll see how it handles out in
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court. >> finally this hour, love it or hate, that giant lip syncing miley cyrus cat has been catapulted to stardom. >> it's the pajamas. not miley cyrus, we mean the cat. the cat at the american music awards, an internet star is born. it left many scratching their heads. that cat in the background during miley cyrus's performance is totally freaking me out. especially when the cat cried. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: kitty tears cracked up the guy who posted this vine. it was a performance that had cats in living rooms glued to the screen, or at least opposed in front of it so owners could
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post a twit pic. and not only cats, my dog just growled at the caught behind miley cyrus. she didn't just sing with the cats, she was covered in cats. at least the parts that were covered. next thing you know, the london based designer who made the outfit was pitching his cat covered iphone faces. one poster, lip syncing cat instantly got -- play yourself off, keyboard cat. a cat named li'l bob known for having a deformed jaw that makes her tongue stick out e-mailed mtv complaining that miley stole my facial express.
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the cat don't get miley's tongue, the cat used its own tongue. the performance ended with a wink and a wag of the tongue frofr looped on the internet. the good news is at least she didn't twerk the kitty. she behaved with an animal rather like one. cnn new york. >> i'm sorry. i love that cat. thanks for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield starts now. >> hello everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield. it's tuesday, november 26th. welcome to "legal view." the bags are parked, cars are stuffed, tickets are booked. for more than had 3 million of us all planning to travel for thanksgiving. and there's a mighty storm threatening to call the whole thing