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? breaking overnight. two ambush style attacks on officers in two separate states. one is dead and the other critical. a manhunt for the shooters is underway. president elect donald trump had a busy weekend interviewing "saturday night live" as being unfair. president obama returned with advice for the donald and democrats. and snow already having a big impact on prethanksgiving travel. "early today" starts right now. >> iright now police are on the hunt for a suspect in the murder of a san antonio police officer.
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fatally shot in broad daylight. he was making a routine traffic stop when this vehicle pulled up behind the detective and the driver got out and walked up to the detective's window, and shot him twice in the head fatally. >> in my opinion what we know right now this was nothing short of an assassination of a police officer. he happened to be wearing the wrong colorers. person of interest seen in this photo and they don't believe he has any relationship with the original motorist pulled over. san antonio officers were advised not to make traffic stops alone and ordered to call for back up instead. and the suspect is considered to be armed and dampgerous. the ambush attack happened sunday when a suspect pulled
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fired two shots at an officer's face. it was unprovoked with the officer merely sitting in traffic. the 46-year-old is in critical but stable condition. he's expected to survive. they say he's a married father of three who has been with the department for 20 years. this morning police officers are ordered to travel in pairs as they use helicopters and s.w.a.t. teams in the search for the suspect who drove off in a silver car. it was a nonstop meetings for president elect donald trump as he met 21 different cabinet members at his new jersey golf club. he met a former school chancellor of washington d.c. also rudy giuliani, todd ricks and retired general, james
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transition team announced general mike flynn for nsa. jeff sessions for attorney general and mike pompeo as head of the cia. and trump sat down for a one on one with former massachusetts governor, mitt romney. the meeting described as very good. and when "saturday night live" lampooned with alec baldwin, the show also took trump task on his policy. >> you came and said you w back to our town. >> every single one? >> yes, sir. if you could build a wall 2,000 miles long on the mexican border, i'm sure you could help us. >> how long is that wall? >> 2,000 miles. >> 2,000 american miles? >> when we found out you had a secret plan, it really innenergd us. >> that's right. a plan. very secret.
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>> while that was enough to draw instant criticism from the real donald trump on twitter. he said quote i watched parts of nbc "saturday night live" last night. it's a totally one-sided biassed show. nothing funny at all. baldwin took the complaints responding equal time? election is over. there's no more equal time. now you try to be president and that's it. the tirade came demanded the cast of hamilton apologize for what he says was harassment against mike pence. when the vice president elect received a speech from the cast. >> we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our american values and to work on behalf of all of us. all of us. >> however, pence says the entire controversy was much ado about nothing.
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offended. >> the back and forth regarding hamilton over shadowed namely the $25 million settlement in a trump university lawsuits and we know -- we have news incoming first lady milania and barren trump will be staying in new york city until the end of the school year while trump is expected to move to the white house as planned. president obama returned just a short time ago, getting off air force 1 and making his way back the white house after wrapping up his trip to perue. that's the final stop in his apec summit tour. while he doesn't intend to be trump's constant critic, he won't rule it out once he's an american citizen. >> as an american citizen who cares deeply about our country,
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less to do with the specifics of some legislative proposal or battle but go to core questions about our values and our ideals and if i think that it's necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, then i'll examine it when it comes. >> so those comments came during the president's final with russian president vladimir putin. they were to have discussed the ukrain and syria in a 4 minute face to face. and good news for drivers hitting the roads. not so great for those flying. right now there are at least two deaths blamed on the latest winter storm in minnesota and hundreds of accidents. slick conditions caused more trouble for travellers in new york state.
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effect snow falling at a rate of 1 to several inches per hour make driving difficult or impossible to some. gusts up to 30 miles per hour hit some people. they're urging residents to avoid unnecessary travel. >> let's get an update and more with meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning. the snow storm in minnesota on friday regenerated huge windstorm and especially the upslope mountains got a lot of snow in the berkshires. right now the worst is around syracuse, rochester. that's where we could get an additional 12 inches of snow. weather related delays in the northeast. and in the middle looks fine for travel. in the new days ahead, a new storm. now here's a closer look at your
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so for today temperatures will struggle and there's a good deal of snow on the ground. new york had nine to 10 inches of snow in the last 26 to 36 hours. a lot of people have seen their first hard freeze of the season. and of course the busier travel days are coming. but you're not going to be dealing with anything like this. this is what we saw over the weekend in england. the storm brought about 80 mile-per-hour winds and i'm heading our way for our very busy travel days ahead. >> i like the umbrella taking it head on. >> you don't want the snap in your face. >> bill, thank you very much. still ahead, is it advice you're going to take. president obama's interesting advice for fellow democrats. plus e meet the oldest division one football player in history. 55 years old and he just made senior day historyay history.
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this is an amazing story. meet 55-year-old joe thomas senior. you see him with the ball. a running back for south carolina state. now thomas enrolled at south carolina state with his son who also played football. thomas is believed to be the oldest division one football player to ever take the field. he said it was a dream 26 years in the making. >> just follow your it's all about you when you do what you need to do. a lot of people -- they don't follow up on it. >> it happened on saturday afternoon. he carried the ball three yards on a play in the first quarter on senior day. he later told reporters it was the happiest day of his life and his accomplishments prove again age is just a number. you can see the members of the opposing team congratulating and
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a dramatic rescue was caught on camera in georgia. it started when a wheelchair bound 70-year-old man called 911. >> there's a fire in my bedroom. >> how many people are in the house? >> i need somebody to hurry. >> i need everyone to get out of the house. >> good thing police and firefighters arrived quickly. they drag him out through the smoke which was foot off the floor. it was really difficult to get him out and get enough oxygen really. he suffered burns on both arms but expected to be okay. a local fire chief says it's only a matter of minutes between having a completely different outcome. obama gives strong support to nancy pelosi and saying democrats need to change if they want to take back control of
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good morning for hummus lovers. i packed some in my breakfast this morning. sabra is recalling for possible listeria contamination. the company is encouraged consumerers to take a look at the best before date on the product lid and throw out anything before january 23rd, 2017. it can be fate to weak immune systems. >> and if you're a calorie counter like i am, when eating fast food, this is a troubling story. chipotle has been strapped with a lawsuit following calories in its burrito. the chorizzo's says 300 calories.
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several people have filed a class action lawsuit accusing them of misrepresentation. the company has not responded to requests for comment but did apologize to twitter followers saying the calories counted for the chorizo only. >> and when you look at candy, it will say it's only 150 per serving. >> but three -- >> so something requires a little bit of math on your part. just ahead we have news for travellers hitting the the airports that will impact your wallet. and it's no longer selling this tonka ride on dump truck. over the weekend a family in washington purchased the truck on friday for their grandson. on the way home it burst into flames engulfing their pick up truck. the toy was pulled out of an abundance of caution. toys r us apologized and gave
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? in today's quick hits, the harry potter swin off "fantastic beasts and where to find them" conjured up a $75 million in the box office, knocking out "dr. strange" from the top spot. jimmy johnson through three and four. there's another seven-time champ.
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nascar sprint cup championship. >> such great news. he is celebrating lucky number seven. tying nascar legends richard petty and dale earnhardt for the most of all time. >> no easy task there. later on "today" could the volume in movie theaters be damaging your hearing? the good, the bad for travellers this week. we'll start with the good. it is monday afterall. you could use all you can have. they were paying less than they were for gas. that's good news forrere the motorists traveling this weekend. chicago o'hare is where we find jay gray. good morning to you. what do we know about the strike that might have lasting impacts all week long? >> reporter: yeah. good to talk to you.
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bit later this morning in what's going to go on. it's baggage handlers, janitors, wheelchair assistants. they're looking for a $15 an hour wage and union rights. they're going to announce their decision a little bit later in the morning. it's not going to slow down travellers. that's going to build through the week. whether it's here, another airport or out on the road. there are going to be patience stretch to their limits this week. the holiday rush has started. >> we're expecting nearly 49 million americans to be traveling more than 50 miles away from home and a majority say they're going to drive. >> reporter: more than 43 million fuelled in part by falling gas prices. >> the gases at the pump are
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>> they're predicting their busiest travel season in history. >> reporter: millions will move through airports across the country just months after stepped up security measurers led to long lines and major headaches. >> i'm hoping i can even make nimy flight. >> reporter: officials say they're ready for this week's crowd. >> we also can address mitigate them before they become extended. >> reporter: and hopefully giving you extended time with family and friends over the holiday. >> that was nbc's jay gray from chicago's o'hare airport. plus a new starbucks cup controversy to tell you about. you're watching "early today." introducing, new olay eyes. eyes shouldn't show your age, they should express how you feel.
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>> this is 7news now. >> kris: good monday morning to you. 7news "today in new england" starts in just a few moments. here are some of the stories we're working on for you. first up, some breaking news this morning. four police officers in three states have been shot. those shootings spanning from florida to texas to missouri. right officers is dead. at least two of the suspects have also been killed, this as police across the country are on alert. plus a woman is recovering after being hit by a car in brookline. investigators say the driver took off, leaving her all alone in the street. now police are trying to trk down that driver. federal prosecutors expected to rest their case against convicted murderer gary lee sampson. now it will be system. -- now it will be up to
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death. that was overturned due to jury misconduct. and mayor walsh teaming up with the rescue mission to serve up holiday meals over the weekend. snow showers this morning, overnight, as well. let's get over to wren clair with a peek of the forecast. >> wren: most of that has stayed further to our west, berkshires seeing the bulk of that, but low pressure continues to deliver snow flurries this morning. you might have to scrape off you car very briefly, but most of this will melt before a lot of us get out and about. right now light snow. most of us again just flurries, bringing a dusting to us. in terms of snow reports, that is largely stayed furthered to our west, the berkshires up to around an inch or two of snow inch terms of that sticking around, well, it could a little bit into today. it's going to be a cold derek but we'll warm up back the more seasonable temperatures later in
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with those flurries and more noticeably these winds. we have very strong winds in association with that low pressure to our north, and you can see, we're talking about wind gusts up to around 50mph today. a wind advisory now extended until 10:00 p.m. tonight. so this is in effect all day long. it's going to be windy all day long, even into tonight. now we're seeing some wind gusts around 32mph in norwood. take a look at the cape and the islands. 45mph wind gusts in nantucket. so a cooler day. here's what it feels like outside. it feels like we're w it's feeling like 19 dress currently in beings. "today in new england" starts now. >> christa: breaking news. a violent 24 hours for police officers across the country. officers shot in four separate incidents. >> kris: plus a car crashing into a northborough home after a chase. the family inside describing the moment of impact. >> christa: and lowell police investigating the murder of a mother beaten to death in front of her own son.
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did the defense give fans something to worry about in the first half? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: it is 5:00. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: and get reacquainted with your scraper this morning. if you have snow on your windshield, a few flakes fell overnight. i had the find my scraper. it was buried. >> kris: i couldn't look for it. hr have a warning for drivers. be safe. wren clair has the latest. jiergs most of us just flurries. a dusting is what we're waking up to. you could scrape off you car, but most likely just brush off the car. a closer look at what we're seeing throughout the state of massachusetts. a lot of those snow reports have stayed further to our west. the berkshires having seen more than what we're waking up to now. a couple more flurries through the morning hours. our main concern today is the


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