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very difficult time, who are continuing to do the best they can, and i wish them well. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com breaking overnight, pilots slamming on the brakes as a southwest airlines jet lands at the wrong airport, stopping just feet from disaster. more than 100 passengers on board. what went so wrong? new developments this morning in west virginia where hundreds of thousands have been without water for days. new information this morning about this dangerous chemical spill. >> wow. and shocking upsets at the "golden globes." the race for oscar changing dramatically overnight. i think they did a great job, by the way, those two. >> it was a very fascinating evening, to be sure, shocking on
so many levels. good morning, everybody. welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine roman. it is monday, january 13th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. and we begin with breaking news overnight, a mistake in the air that could have turned tragic. a southwest airlines flight, a 737, with 129 people on board landing at the wrong airport. an airport not designed to handle big, commercial jets. and there are big questions this morning for the crew and for air traffic controllers who were supposed to be guiding this flight to a landing in branson, missouri. it touched down instead at a county airport about seven miles away, and the runway there is half the length of most major airports. now, passengers say they did not realize there was anything wrong until they were on the ground, they smelled burning rubber. the pilot slammed on the brakes and the plane came to a rest just a few hundred feet from the end of the runway overlooking an embankment and just a short distance from a major highway. this could have been really bad. even those coming to pick up
their loved ones wondered, how did this happen? >> we had like a really rough landing. we were all moving pretty close to the seats as we were landing, because the runway, i guess, is too short for the plane. so, then they just came on and said we had landed at the wrong runway. >> and then we got a call saying the plane has landed at an airport nearby. with that, we were thinking, okay, there is only one other airport, and it was the c of o airport, and we're thinking, surely, not a jet plane could land there. >> remember, a lot of these smaller airports not equipped to handle these larger jets. southwest says everyone is safe. buses were sent to pick up the passengers and bring them to the right airport. an investigation is now under way. all right, now to west virginia this morning, where we're learning that some people may be able to use their tap water again, that five days after a chemical spill led to an
unprecedented order -- no drinking, no showering, not even washing clothes there. many schools are closed again today, but tests coming back with news everyone wanted to hear, and the water company says they plan to lift the order for some people today. alina machado is there. >> reporter: the governor tells us that chemical levels in the water are going down, and that is obviously good news, but they are also saying that it will likely be several days before they are able to lift this water ban. now, residents here in charleston are on edge. they are eager to see things get back to normal. we did stop by a chili's restaurant on sunday that opened for the first time since thursday. now, you may remember, thursday is when this whole thing started, when the leak, the chemical leak was discovered at freedom industries. and since then, it's been a mad scramble to get the word out, to get people to stop using the tap water here in this area and also in nine total counties here in this part of west virginia. residents, a lot of them are in
town, they're getting by using water bottles, but many of them have also sent their families out of town to areas where they are able to use the tap water. the bottom line here is that people are ready for the situation to be resolved, and they hope it happens very soon. alina machado, cnn, charleston, west virginia. >> and our thanks to alina for that report. happening today, we could see subpoenas as soon as today in the scandal in new jersey involving governor chris christie and the closing of a route to the george washington bridge. the stakes for the governor could not be higher this morning. the head of the state legislative committee investigating the scandal says if christie knew about what happened and lied about it, the state assembly would consider impeaching him. even some well-known republicans are now saying while they do believe the governor was telling the truth when he said he didn't know what two former aides were doing, if his version is not the full truth, his political career could be in jeopardy.
>> i think he stated very clearly, he should have known. i think he stated it very clearly and very openly and honestly, and that's why he has to answer every single question. is this a blow to him? obviously. how permanent it is i think we will know in the days and weeks ahead. >> many in the republican party praised governor christie for coming forward to talk about the scandal, and even the mayor who was the seeming target for the shutdown says he does take christie now at his word. now to the nsa and new figures just coming out this morning about how effective its surveillance programs have been. the new america foundation says its analysis shows the bulk collection of phone records has had no discernible impact on preventing terror attacks and only factored into one case involving money being sent to a terror group in somalia. the findings echo a white house panel's assertion that the program is not essential to preventing attacks. new this morning for the obamacare website, this time involving its spanish-language
version. users report some pages link to english-language forms and the translations are said to be so clunky, they're hard to understand. federal officials insist they are working to make that site better. new this morning, hope is fading for 1.3 million americans who have lost their long-term unemployment benefits. the senate is set to vote this evening on a compromise plan to restore those benefits, but a group of republicans is balking because they do not like the way the democrats plan to pay for it. they're also upset about the procedures being handled right now in the senate. right now it is looking unlikely that the measure will get the 50 votes it needs to pass. a battle between president obama and senate republicans playing out before the supreme court today. at stake, the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions that require senate confirmation. the constitution says you can only do it when the senate is in recess. the courts have already ruled the president overstepped his authority in january of 2012 by appointing two temporary
nominees while senate was in session. former secretary of defense robert gates defending his memoir as part of a media blitz talking about his time in the white house. he is sharply criticizing the obama administration, including the president and the vice president. he will make several appearances in the coming days but told cbs he was disturbed by the president's seeming lack of conviction at the importance of the war in afghanistan and by the vice president's seeming insistence that the military was lying. >> it's one thing to tell the troops that you support them. it's another to work at making them believe that you believe as president that their sacrifice is worth it. president bush did that with the troops when i was secretary. i did not see president obama do that. where i had a particular problem with the vice president was in his encouragement of suspicion
of the military and the senior military with the president. >> gates says the book is an honest account and he wanted to be blunt and candid, as he says he tried to be while he was in office. new developments this morning for the iranian nuclear program. the white house says the country will begin eliminating some of its nuclear stockpile, specifically enriched uranium, next week as part of an international deal. in exchange, iran will soon be given access to some of its money frozen overseas for years, but the agreement is for only six months. the hope is this is a first step toward a longer-term deal. an important meeting today in paris ahead of a key conference aiming to bring peace to syria. secretary of state john kerry and officials from ten other countries will discuss talks in geneva and how they can encourage syrian opposition to attend the talks. right now the syrian coalition is undecided on attending, but the assad regime says it will take part. new developments in iraq, as the government fights to regain control of a key city. the prime minister now says he
will not launch a military assault on fallujah to try to drive out militants linked with al qaeda. he's calling up local residents and tribesmen to lead that fight instead. now to israel, where just hours from now, one of the country's most controversial soldiers and statesmen, also revered in some parts, will be buried. ariel sharon, the former prime minister who spent years in a coma, is being praised and criticized in equal parts this morning, as the memorial service brings world leaders to jerusalem to say their good-byes. ben wedeman is in jerusalem for us this morning. good morning, ben. set the scene for us. >> reporter: yes, john, it was a very solemn ceremony, the courtyard of the israeli kinset. the parliament attended by 90-year-old president shimon peres, benjamin netanyahu and tony blair, former british prime minister, and joe biden, who has known, in fact, ariel sharon for decades, and he said that when looking at the death of ariel
sharon, for israelis, which israel is a fairly small country, it is a matter that is fundamentally personal. >> when a close-knit country like israel, a country that has been tested as much as israel, loses a man like prime minister sharon, it doesn't just feel like the loss of a leader. it feels like a death in the family. >> reporter: and that's what we heard yesterday when we spoke to many well-wishers who came to leave flowers, light candles at the kineset. many israelis who remember him as a comrade in the army, as a commander, as a leader of their country, very personal recollections for a man, yes, with a controversial background, but for many israelis, a symbol in their time. john? >> an historic passing, no matter how you look at it.
ben wedeman in jerusalem for us this morning. thank you, ben. on wall street this morning, seven trading days into the year, not looking so good. there's no crystal ball, of course, but some worry this isn't a good omen for the new year. major averages down so far this year, could be another lower open today. the 2014 declines, they're not huge, but it's not usually what we see. historically, stocks tend to rise at the beginning of the year. new money is flowing into the market. but now the blue chips are down for the first time since 2009. some worry it could mean it won't be such a hot year for stocks. again, no crystal ball. most analysts surveyed by cnn money, cbs and p-500 rising 5% to 10%, compared with the nearly 30% surge last year. but wall street's still cautiously optimistic, despite friday's weak jobs report. the data is not hitting the stock markets overseas, either. europe's major averages just opened higher. that's how europe is doing right now. and asia has just closed with modest gains. >> turn this thing around, romans. >> i'll see what i can do. >> i appreciate it. breaking overnight, dennis
rodman is out of north korea and apologizing for what he says he was not able to do while he was there. rodman landed in beijing overnight, the last member of his team to depart north korea after visiting and taking part in an exhibition basketball game for kim jong-un's birthday. this visit, as you all know, was filled with controversy as the american family of missionary kenneth bae begged him, begged rodman to ask the north korean leader, a man that rodman calls a friend, for help getting about a released. rodman told reporters in beijing he was sorry he could not do anything and he continued to defend this trip. >> people make it like extravaganza, like i did something so bad. yes, he's my friend. i don't know what's going on with politics. that's not my job. if that was the case, let someone else go for me next time and see if they can do something better than i'm doing. i'm just trying to open the door and hope that one day someone will go over there and do what,
at least i had a little bit to do with. that's it. >> rodman says his goal was to just show the world it can get along and bond over sports. one of the players he took with him, charles smith, tells "new day sunday" they were not paid by north korea for the trip and he says he saw rodman change under the pressure of this international controversy. >> what was it that david stern of the nba said about this? >> he wasn't happy about it. >> yeah. he said it was not a true cultural exchange. sports can be great for cultural exchange. this is not one of those instances. in the oscars race, after a night of surprises at the "golden globes," did you miss it? are you asleep? "american hustle" winning three statues, including best comedy, best actress in a comedy for amy adams, and best supporting actress for jennifer lawrence. >> there she is. >> cate blanchett also picking up a globe foreher turn as the title character in "blue jasmine." "12 years a slave" won best drama, but the male acting award went to two other films, leonardo dicaprio won for his
role as a crooked stockbroker in "wolf of wall street." matthew mcconaughey won as well. "gravity" picked up best director. and "breaking bad" and "brooklyn 99" in tv getting awards for best series and best actor honors for brian koran stan and andy sandberg. >> now, this happened very late last night, a little too late for us early-morning people, but one of the things i noticed in the few minutes i watched -- >> all the dresses. >> well, the dresses were fantastic. who did you wear? no, but they had to walk like a million miles to get to the stage. >> that's right. >> the winners were like 150 yards away from the stage. tough, tough. >> i need to see "american hustle." have you seen that? >> it's very good. >> i've seen most of them, but not that one yet. all right, now to the olympics and terror watch at the olympics. the growing concern of attacks this morning as americans heading to russia are warned by the state department to be careful. we are live. communities cleaning up this morning after rising temperatures trigger massive floods. we're going to show you some amazing pictures, but are these
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rare and very clear words from the state department about what americans should do who intend to travel to russia for these games. >> reporter: yeah, and one of the really interesting warnings here is about the medical services you can expect in sochi saying that they're not sure that the russians have really been able to test out their new medical facilities around winter olympics with the volume of people they're going to get there, and they're advising people traveling there to have medical insurance, and not just that, to have repatriation insurance in case they need to be flown home for some medical situation. they're saying the medical services in russia generally don't match those you'll find in the west. a reminder in the same travel alert that there has been recent acts of terrorism in the region not far from sochi itself, and not only that, but the region around it has a big history over the last 10 or 15 years of multiple terror attacks against government facilities, schools,
transport hubs. so, it's a pretty wide-ranging warning. plus, of course, under russia's new laws, no one can promote nontraditional sexual relationships to minors, meaning if you start talking or promoting gay rights issues, et cetera, here in russia, you could face a jail term or even a fine and even being thrown out of the country, christine. >> so, there have been these recent attacks on the transit hubs that you were just mentioning. have there been any arrests in those recent attacks? >> reporter: they've had a couple of batches of arrests over the weekend in the regions, two different regions that are really close to sochi, within about 150, 170 miles. six people arrested in one area. they were accused of setting off a car bomb about two weeks ago. they say that -- the security officials say that those six people have admitted that they were plotting something bigger. and then another five people arrested in another town on
friday as well. the information coming out over the weekend. and again, officials saying that they had explosives, they had a homemade bomb, all of this an indication of the high pressure, if you will, that's being put on the regional security officials to round up anyone who might be plotting or planning anything to target the sochi olympics, christine. >> all right, nic robertson, thanks so much for us. all right, 20 minutes after the hour. this morning, some people in the buffalo area are trying to clean up and save what they can after serious flooding hit their homes. more than 2 feet of water streamed across roads and into basements in west seneca, new york, as ice and snow that had piled up -- we had major storms there last week -- it melted very quickly, and it was so sudden that big chunks of ice were seen floating into neighborhoods there, almost like these giant ice floes. but the water, it was the water that did most of the damage. >> i come out here, and my goodness, it's a river going down there! >> chaos. a little chaos. i'm sure there's some people
that are a little frantic right now or a little worried about their houses. >> my husband said, what's that noise in the basement? i said, i don't know. i looked out the window, i said, oh, my god, it's up to -- i'm just, i'm at a loss for words. >> it hit very, very sudden. the ice jams were blamed for flooding in several towns, but the waters, luckily, are now receding. indra petersons is here this morning watching the forecast for this monday. hello, there. >> good morning. it's not going to be as warm as it was, but you can easily see what was going on towards buffalo. the temperatures were well above normal, and with that, of course, they melted a lot of that ice that was there as a result of all that cold air we saw just last week. each day here on forward we are going to start cooling off. today, though, still well above normal many places. new york city still looking for 15 degrees above normal. a beautiful day today, temperatures in the 50s. charlotte not bad, actually seeing the 60s. meanwhile, even chicago is seeing above-normal temperatures, but cooler for them, 30s today. the trend will be we're talking about cold air making its way in, but not as cold as what we saw last week.
that arctic air is definitely still staying to the north. what we're going to be watching for is a series of cold fronts making their way through. each one of these will bring us a little bit of rain and drop the temperatures a couple of degrees. first one today looks like towards the gulf, making its way to the ohio valley. then tomorrow we'll talk about kind of moving into the northeast, bulk of it staying offshore, then there will be another little system behind that one. so, the whole point here, little cold fronts, each one a baby one cooling us off a little bit as it goes. >> interesting, thank you. >> thanks, indra. 22 minutes after the hour. lawyers for alex rodriguez today plan to ask a federal judge to block his season-long suspension. an arbitrator this weekend ruled that rodriguez should be out for the entire 2014 season, including any potential playoff games for the yankees. this was actually a reduction in the 211 games that major league baseball wanted to suspend him. still a huge suspension. rodriguez has long claimed that baseball went after him as a kind of witch hunt and insists, still, that he did not break the rules. there was a stunning interview last night on "60 minutes" with
new details about this investigation, including text messages between rodriguez and the man who says that he actually injected rodriguez with these performance-enhancing drugs. we'll have much more information about this coming up later on "new day." >> he said alex was afraid of needles, so he did it. wow. coming up, what a weekend in the nfl. we know now who's one step away from the super bowl. >> tom brady. >> and who's packing up and heading home. andy scholes will have all the highlights and will help me tamp down john berman's enthusiasm in the "bleacher report." that's next. life could be hectic. as a working mom of two young boys angie's list saves me a lot of time. after reading all the reviews i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with honest reviews on over 720 local services. keeping up with these two is more than a full time job, and i don't have time for unreliable companies. angie's list definitely saves me time and money. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most.
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four, four teams left in football. in the nfc, we have the seahawks and the 49ers. and in the afc, wow, we have brady versus manning round like 122. andy scholes joins us now with the "bleacher report." quite a weekend, my friend. >> hey, andy. >> it sure was, guys. you know, and for fans, this really couldn't have turned out any better. not only are we going to get to see the best four teams in the league go at it for a chance at the super bowl, we get tom brady versus peyton manning for a 15th time. now, the broncos, they clinchd their spot in the afc championship game with a win over the chargers yesterday. their defense frustrated philip rivers all afternoon. peyton wasn't frustrated much during the game. he threw two touchdowns in the first half. the broncos would end upholding off a late charge to beat san diego 24-17. now, peyton, he's playing as good as ever, but one reporter asked him if retirement was
weighing on his mind. >> what's weighing on my mind is how soon i can get a bud light in my mouth after this game, really. [ laughter ] that is priority number one. even the patriots is ahead, and that question is way far ahead. >> in the nfc, the 49ers went into north carolina and beat the panthers yesterday to punch their ticket to their third straight nfc title game. colin kaepernick leading the way for san fran. check out this touchdown in the third quarter. he's going to mock cam newton's touchdown celebration. then he does his patent kaepernicking. final was 23-10, 49ers. so, here's your schedule for championship sunday. broncos and patriots are going to square off in denver at 3:00 eastern. that game's going to be followed by round three between the niners and seahawks. winners will meet in the super bowl. all right, number one in the lineup section at bleacherreport.com today, the
seahawks don't want anyone other than seahawks fans going to the nfc championship. the team is limiting ticket sales to the people who live in neighboring states as well as montana, alaska and hawaii. that's right, 49ers fans, no california. you'll have to go to the secondary ticket market to get your tickets. the broncos guys are doing the same thing. this is really nothing new. teams always try to limit the ticket sales to their home fans and the states surrounding them just so they get that home field advantage and try to get the ticket scalpers from getting all the good seats. >> it's not very friendly, andy, but thank you. andy scholes, appreciate it. >> all right. the top headlines, everything you need to know to start this monday, right after the break. bahow is everything? there's nothing like being your own boss! and my customers are really liking your flat rate shipping. fedex one rate. really makes my life easier. maybe a promotion is in order. good news. i got a new title. and a raise?
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breaking news overnight. passengers jolted, tires burning as a southwest airline slams on its brakes, landing at the wrong airport, not far, folks, from the edge of disaster. the wait for water may soon be over in west virginia, days after a chemical spill contaminated the water supply for hundreds of thousands of people! new developments released overnight. and the future looks more
golden for an unlikely "golden globes" winner. how the race for oscar changed overnight. the intrigue, the glamour, coming up. >> welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans, glamorous, not us. >> no, that's "the golden globes," not us at all. i'm john berman, 32 minutes after the hour. a scary mistake that happened overnight in missouri, a southwest airlines 737 with 129 people on board landed at the wrong airport, an airport not designated to handle big, commercial jets. now, the airline and the faa and the people on board that flight want to know, how did it happen? the jet was supposed to land in branson, missouri. instead, it touched down at a county airport about seven miles away. the runway there half the length of most major airports. passengers say they smelled burning rubber as the jet landed, and when they got off the plane, they realized they were only a few hundred feet from the end of the runway and a few hundred feet from a major highway that runs past it.
for those coming to pick them up, they never expected to gilletteget a call asking them to come someplace else. >> we had a rough landing. we were all moving pretty close to the seats as we were landing, because the runway, i guess, is too short for the plane. so, then they just came on and said we had landed at the wrong runway. >> and then we got a call saying the plane has landed at a airport nearby. with that, we were thinking, okay, there is only one other airport, and it was the c of o airport, and we're thinking, surely, not a jet plane could land there. >> oh, but surely it did. southwest says everyone is safe. buses were sent to pick the passengers up and bring them to the right airport. now comes the investigation why it landed there in the first place. >> could have been much, much worse. breaking overnight, someone in west virginia may finally get a chance to use their tap water again today. this comes five days after a chemical spill led to hundreds of thousands of people being told to not drink, don't bathe or even wash your clothes with
what was coming out of the tap. west virginia american water today plans to set up zones where water use is once again allowed, but they're urging customers to flush their plumbing systems and do not do anything until they know that they are in the clear. >> i believe that we are at a point where we could say that we see light at the end of the tunnel. i ask all west virginians to continue to be patient as we work to safely restore service to the affected areas. >> i would probably wait, test myself. i can tell if i could still smell it before i would trust that i could use it. i don't know, a few days, maybe to a week to actually consume it. >> you can certainly understand that concern. an investigation is now under way into freedom industries, the company where the chemical spill took place. its president insists it is doing all it can to prevent further spills. a federal prosecutor is promising to take any appropriate action against whoever is responsible for this.
subpoenas could come as soon as today in the scandal many are now calling bridgegate, involving new jersey governor chris christie and the closing of a route to the george washington bridge, those as some are talking impeachment. the head of the investigating the scandal, if christie knew about what happened or lied about it, they would consider impeaching him. and now some republicans say while they believe the governor was telling the truth when he said he didn't know what two former top aides were doing, if he is lying, his political career is likely over. >> i think he stated very clearly, he should have known. i think he stated it very clearly and very openly and honestly, and that's why he has to answer every single question. is this a blow to him? obviously. how permanent it is i think we will know in the days and weeks ahead. >> many in the republican party praised christie for coming forward to talk about the scandal. they praised his performance
when he said he was humiliating, he was sorry, he should have known. even the mayor who was the supposed target for the shutdown says he takes christie for his word. the nsa wiretapping program is being called unnecessary in the fight against terrorism. the new america foundation says a new report due out today that its analysis shows the bulk collection of phone records has had no discernible impact on preventing terror attacks and only factored into one case involving money being sent to a terror group in somalia. the findings echo a white house panel's assertion that the program is not essential to preventing attacks. new details this morning about the problems with the health care overhaul, and it's one again involving a website. this time, it's the spanish-language version of healthcare.gov. users report the pages on the site link to english-language forms and call the translation so clunky, they're hard to understand. federal officials insist they're working to make the site better. president obama and senate republicans battling over appointments to the -- taking the battle over appointments to
the supreme court today. they're fighting offer the president's power to temporarily fill high-level position that require senate confirmation. the constitution says he can only do it when the senate is in recess. the courts already have ruled the president overstepped his authority in january of 2012 by appointing two temporary nominees while the senate was in session. the senate set to vote today on a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for more than a million people, but hope is fading this morning over any chance of this passing. a group of republicans is balking because they do not like the way democrats plan to pay for it. they're also upset about the procedures in the senate right now. it is looking unlikely this morning that this measure will get the votes that it needs to pass. >> a lot of the people thought they were going to be able to resolve that. >> fell apart over the last five days. all right, stocks around the world rising this morning, except for futures here in the u.s. let's look at asia's main indices. they just closed higher. europe opening higher. right now here at home, futures point to a modestly lower open for the stock market. the dow is down nearly 1% so far
this year, the first time it started lower since 2009, but things could turn around this week if banks come in with some solid earnings. jpmorgan chase, wells fargo, many others set to report their quarterly report card. these companies are already trading at record highs. their stocks are at record highs. solid earnings could be just what we need, especially after last week's terrible jobs report. the thinking is, if banks are doing well, it's partially because people are more confident, taking out loans, a good sign, so it goes, for the economy. it could be a big day for general motors. the automaker might sweep the car and truck of the year awards at the detroit auto show! the corvette and cadillac cts are in the car category. the silverado is gunning for the truck award. all right, speaking of awards, this morning there are a whole bunch of new favorites in the oscars race after a night of real surprises at the "golden globes." "american hustle" won three statues, including best comedy, best angt recess in a comedy for amy adams, and there she is, best supporting actress for jennifer lawrence. >> you like jennifer lawrence.
>> i think she's very talented. cate blanchett, seen right there also picking up a gold everyone globe for her title character in "blue jasmine." "12 years a slave" won best drama, but male acting went to other awards. leonardo dicaprio won for "wolf of wall street," and matthew mcconaughey and jared lito won for "dallas buyers club." "gravity" picked up best director award. and in television, it was "breaking bad" and a surprise winner, "brooklyn 99." they each got awards for best series, best actor went to bryan cranston and andy sandberg. >> and bryan cranston was talking to our nischelle turner on the red carpet beforehand. he said it would be a nice way to sort of put a period on the end of the sentence of the show, end the show with an award for the show. >> nischelle turner was the real star last night at the "golden globes," as always. >> she did a great job. she is one talented young woman. give her the golden globe. >> she wins it. dennis rodman coming home from north korea and opening up about the mistakes he made on his trip to the communist
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anna coren is live in beijing for us this morning. anna, what is rodman saying now? >> reporter: well, john, it was a very emotional dennis rodman who touched down in beijing international airport today, obviously, transiting before heading to the united states. you know, he has been under a lot of pressure, and it was a much calmer, somber dennis rodman that we saw today. he did apologize for not being able to do enough for kenneth bae. of course, there was a great deal of expectation on him to use his friendship to somehow secure the release of that american missionary who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor after he was convicted of attempting to overthrow the state. but as dennis said, you know, he is not a politician, he is a sportsman. so, let's have a listen to what he told us a bit earlier today. >> i'm sorry about all the people that's going on -- i'm sorry. i'm not the president. i'm not an ambassador. i'm dennis rodman, just an
individual. just showing back there that we can actually be along and be happy one day. i love to see -- >> reporter: so, as you heard there, dennis rodman defending his trip. this, of course, was his fourth trip to the kingdom, and there are reports that he may be returning to north korea as early as next month. >> and you said it was a very different dennis rodman that we saw today, but certainly, there was no criticism from rodman. he didn't say anything critical about the north korean regime, did he? >> reporter: no, absolutely not. you know, we know that, obviously, he and kim jong-un, the north korean dictator, are good friends. he said that he is sorry what's going on in north korea. but you know, he stated from the very beginning that he doesn't really want to get into politics. i mean, we know that dennis rodman is a walking, talking headline, but you know, at the end of the day, he is the highest profile american to have spent time with kim jong-un. and john, interestingly enough,
we spoke to, you know, charles smith yesterday, spent quite a bit of time with him, actually, and he said, you know, people questioned why they're such good friends, because charles is somebody who's rather measured and quite thoughtful in what he says. and he said, you know, at the end of the day, rodman's, you know, he comes from a good place, his heart is in the right place, and there was a lot of pressure on him as far as his kids were concerned. he said that, you know, he knows that he's been a bad father to his three children, and he really wanted this trip to go well so that his children would be proud of him. so, i think he's very disappointed that it hasn't panned out the way that he had hoped and that, you know, he has attracted as much controversy as what he has had over the last week, john. >> no end to this controversy. as you said, he plans a return trip some time in the near future. anna coren for us in beijing, thanks very much. all right, in the buffalo area this morning, they will be cleaning up, drying out, trying to save what you can, that after serious flooding. more than 2 feet of water
streamed across roads and into basements in west seneca, new york, as ice and snow there has really piled up and then melted. it was so sudden, big chunks of ice, almost icebergs floating into neighborhoods, but the water, it was the water that did most of the damage. >> i came out here, and my goodness, it's a river going down there! >> chaos. a little chaos. i'm sure there's some people that are a little frantic right now or a little worried about their houses. >> my husband said, "what's that noise in the basement?" i said, i don't know. i looked out the window, said oh, my god! it's up to -- i'm just at a loss for words. >> frigid cold, then all that snow, now warm temperatures and now water. ice jams blamed for flooding in several towns, but the waters are, thankfully, now receding. >> let's bring in indra petersons with a sense of what the forecast will look like today. good morning, indra. >> good morning. it's going to be a nice week. we're cooling off, but it's going to be gradual. this time we're cooling off, but it will be a series of cold fronts that make their way
through that will eventually bring that cold air in. here's the important part, though. there's the cold air that's expected to move in. the arctic air, everyone's talking about what we saw last week, those cool temperatures are still going to be staying well north of the area, so don't freak out. we're going to be talking about temperatures cooling off in many places, even as they cool off, they will still be above normal. we're just so high above normal right now that it's going to be feeling a little bit cooler. so, here's what we're watching for today, the first cold front making showers around the gulf by this evening, extending all the way into the ohio valley. then into tomorrow, we'll see that spreading from the northeast down to the southeast. you kind of want to watch this low. it crawls right up along the coastline, so as long as it stays close to the coastline, the bulk of the showers are actually going to be offshore. so, we'll be monitoring where that system goes. keep in mind, there's another system behind that. again, each one of these will be cooling us off only five to ten degrees. so eventually, by the end of the week, it will feel cooler but it's not like a drastic wake-up. >> to be clear, we should not freak out? >> do not freak out, yes.
>> thanks, indra. puerto rico still checking for damage this morning after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the northern coast of the island overnight. the epicenter of this quake was located in the atlantic, just 60 miles from the capital of san juan, and it was sunday that was the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people in haiti. another pretrial day in court today ahead of the sentencing of jodi arias. attorneys will be sorting out any last-minute issues before a jury takes up the case next month. last year, arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of her former boyfriend, but a jury failed to reach a decision on sentencing. prosecutors are still seeking the death penalty. all right, let's take a look at what's coming up this morning, this monday morning, on "new day." good morning, guys! >> kate bolduan, we will pass it over to you. run with this, like the patriots did on saturday. >> i'm going to. i'm going to only talk to christine today, because john berman, you and i are at odds over the football game. we'll talk about that later. a lot coming up in the show, as you well know, guys. we have a cnn exclusive as chris
christie continues to deal with the fallout of the bridge scandal. we have also learned he is facing another investigation this week. federal officials are looking into a multimillion dollar tourism campaign that used superstorm sandy relief money. the question here, were the governor's re-election needs put first ahead of the state's needs when you're talking about superstorm sandy? details you're only going to see here, that's also ahead. we're also following alex rodriguez, planning to fight his season-long suspension in federal court. the new punishment trims his original ban to just, oh, 162 games, but a-rod insists that he never used performance-enhancing drugs. we have an exclusive interview with his lawyer, joe takerpina about the case, responding here on "new day." we'll have that ahead. >> he's got a lot of questions to answer. >> that's for sure. >> all right, kate, thank you so much. >> thanks, guys. coming up, robert gates defending his attack on the white house this morning. why the former secretary of defense is not apologizing for his new memoir, next. [ female announcer ] right when you feel a cold sore,
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former secretary of defense robert gates defending his new memoir sharply criticizing the obama administration, including the president and vice president. he'll make several appearances in the coming days, a real media blitz, but he told cbs he was disturbed by the president's seeming lack of conviction at the importance of the war in afghanistan and by the vice president's seeming insistence
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welcome back to "early start." it's "money time." wall street cannot find its mojo. the dow set for its fourth straight decline, and it's not just the dow. all the major averages are down so far for this year. now, the declines for 2014, they're not huge, but it's not usually what you see when you start a new year. historically, stocks rise at the beginning of the year as new money flows into the market. big concerns about your identity and your security this morning. first, target was hacked, now neiman marcus. the hack at target could be the biggest in retail history. it's possible up to 110 million customers were attacked, so what should you do? don't wait for target or neiman, for that matter, to contact you. change your account number immediately. susan grant from the consumer federation of america says the suspicious scammers who are now
looking to get even more info from you. >> they could get calls or e-mails from scammers asking them to confirm their information or telling them to click on something that would load spyware on to their computers and steal their personal information that way. >> other things you can do, check your bank statement regularly, don't answer any calls or e-mails requesting personal information. and finally, it's not often you see the chairman of the federal reserve at the "golden globes"? what? well, janet yellen wasn't exactly at the "golden globes," featured instead in a microsoft bing commercial last night that profiled notable women of 2013, along with malala and gabby giffords. janet yellen is the first woman to lead the federal reserve. that makes her one of the most powerful women not just in the u.s. but in the world. and speaking of firsts, another woman making some big headlines, mary barra. she held her first public appearance last night since being named ceo of general motors. she's the first woman to head the american automaker, and she will open the detroit auto show
today. today. "new day" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com they just came on and said they just came on and said we had landed at the wrong runway. >> air scare. the runway half the size of the regular one. the plane comes to a screeching stop to avoid rolling on to a highway. >> and another investigation into chris christie, this time into how he spent money to help new jersey rebuild after hurricane sandy. >> golden night. perhaps one of the most surprising golden globes yet, rambling speeches, shoes being tossed, and the winderss are jennifer lawrence, leonardo
dicaprio and we have all the winning moments. your "new day" starts right now. good morning. welcome to "new day." breaking overnight, a southwest airlines jet with 125 passengers on board landing at the wrong missouri airport and the landing was a nail biter. the boeing 737 was supposed to touch down in branson last night. somehow the plane landed seven miles away. get this, the runway was less than 4,000 feet. that is meaningful for a plane that size. what happened here, rene? >> we're still trying to get to the bottom of that but at the moment, one big math problem. is