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new year new week. coming up on "early today," dangerously cold arctic temperatures are ahead for millions as a bitter cold will begin blanketing parts of the u.s. for the week. jury selection begins today in the trial of the alleged boston bomber. the incredible details of a 7-year-old's lone plane crash survivor. and breaking news on the shooting death of a hge fund millionaire. the donald fires his first celebrity apprentice. and new jersey governor chris christie can kiss detroit voters good-bye. it is monday january 5th, "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm milissa rehberger. a blast of dangerously cold weather is about to hit the u.s. millions will be in the cold zone. the south, the midwest and the east coast.
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temperatures will be 10 to 35 degrees below average. in connecticut, wintry weather proving deadly. a jogger was hit by a snowplow. in mississippi, it wasn't the cold but tornadoes, two twisters shredded blocks in several counties. nbc meteorologist bill karins will have the full forecast in a few minutes. in a few hours, jury selection is set to begin in the trial of accused boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. it is expected to be one of the most high profile in recent history. with that in mind the big question is can an impartial jury be found in boston? nbc's jay gray is there for us this morning. jay, the jury pool is enormous here in this case right. so how long will the process actually take? >> reporter: yeah milissa, more than 3,000 potential jurors here and the judge says they can find an impartial jury but it is going to take weeks, several weeks in fact. that's the federal courthouse just behind me the sun has come up here. we have seen an increase in
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security, even police boats in the harbor here. the courthouse has become the focus of the bombing tragedy now. just two miles from where it all unfolded. in the almost two years since the attack -- >> i am standing! >> reporter: -- the path to recovery has been difficult. the steps slow and painful, but always moving forward. and later this morning, survivors in the city will take another major step as jury selection begins in the trial of bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's pleaded not guilty to the attack that killed three and injured 260 during the 2013 boston marathon and to the murder of mit police officer sean collier after the attack. today, more than a thousand potential jurors have been summoned to the federal courthouse in south boston to begin the trial. boston's mayor understands it is a necessary part of the healing here but insists just like the attack what happens in the courtroom will not define his
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city. >> people just you know people just feel that they know what happened on that day and they -- i think a lot of people say, let's just move this thing beyond so the families can have peace. >> reporter: peace and justice that so many hope to find in a federal courtroom just two miles from the site of the deadly blast. now, the jury selection process that starts this morning expected to last several weeks as we talk about the trial itself milissa, could go four months or longer. that's the latest here in boston. back to you. >> jay, thank you. rested and relaxed, president obama is hitting the ground running. the president is getting ready to kick off a multicity tour. he's taking a different tact than before though selling the agenda to the american people ahead of a state of the union while facing a fully republican congress head on. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington. tracie what's the plan. >> reporter: the plan for the president seems to be to get out of washington and he just got
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back from hawaii but he'll only be here for a few days before embarking on this road trip where he hopes to sell some of the ideas we'll hear again in the state of the union. president obama's hitting the road this week to lay out his agenda talking jobs in detroit, home sales in phoenix, and college in tennessee. >> i want to work with them. i want to get things done. >> reporter: republicans are approving the keystone pipeline will likely be the first thing to hit the president's desk. >> which would put a lot of people to work almost immediately. >> reporter: not enough democrats, say. >> an amendment to add clean energy jobs. >> he's going to have to decide between jobs and the extreme supporters of not having the pipeline. >> reporter: next for republicans -- >> we have to pass the budget. there has only been one budget passed in the last six years. >> reporter: funding homeland security while blocking the president's immigration orders. >> i do think immigration should be done piece by piece. >> i'm not opposed to
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negotiating with the administration. >> reporter: republicans will try again to roll back healthcare focusing on something democrats may agree with. getting rid of the tax on medical devices. >> the hope is that we will find a way to pay for this and get this passed on. we are working on that. >> reporter: cuba iran syria, also expected to take center stage when the new congress returns tomorrow. and the white house says the president already is going to do something this week that republicans in the past have not liked too much more executive orders things he can do on his own are coming this week milissa, along with the things he's trying to get congress to do. >> always unpopular on the other side. tracie thank you very much. this morning, federal investigators in kentucky have finally cleared the mangled wreckage. a twin engine plane crashed there killing four members of the same family on friday. they're also learning more about the lone survivor a 7-year-old girl still dressed for her florida vacation. authorities say sailor gutzler was in shorts and short sleeves
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when she walked through thick woods and brier patches in the dark and in near freezing temperatures. larry wilkins describes the moment when he knocked on her door. >> i go open the door and there is a little girl standing there with a bloody nose and bloody legs and bloody arms. >> sailor is safe with family members now and they're asking for prayers and also privacy. the nypd is investigating the sunday shooting death of a founder of a $200 million hedge fund. thomas gilbert sr. was found with a gunshot wound to his head in his manhattan apartment near the united nations. authorities have not ruled out suicide, but they say gilbert's son has been taken into custody and is being questioned. no charges have been filed. breaking news overnight, a serious scare for carolina panthers head coach juan rivera. a fire ripped through his charlotte home early this morning. he and his family were at home at the time.
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rivera said he smelled smoke and heard the smoke detectors go off. everybody made it out okay with no injuries reported. thankfully fire officials are investigating the cause of that fire. now to sunday's nfl playoff games. the nfc wild card cowboys versus lions and a thrilling finale. >> third down and goal. romo protected. end zone. touchdown! >> that is terrence williams with his second td of the game. and check out who is celebrating in the owners box. cowboys boss jerry jones and new jersey governor chris christie? 24-20. they travel to green bay next. earlier in the afc wild card game colts and bengals, andrew luck stepping into the pocket to avoid the rush. he gets it out just in time to his hit receiver donte moncrief. they go on to win 26-10. they face the broncos next.
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and make sure you stick around for sports to check out the highs and lows following sunday's playoff games. you don't want to miss that. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here with more on the arctic blast we're facing. >> yes. you're talking about sports too, dallas has to go to green bay next. windchill on sunday is going to be like zero during that game. fascinating to watch. it is negative 32 in green bay. negative 43 in international falls. this is the coldest we have seen this winter and all heading south. indianapolis negative 10. even chicago is at negative 22. the fun stat of the morning want to call it fun, it is now 104 degrees warmer in miami than it is in international falls. shows you the extremes right now from the cold arctic blast to the mild air ahead of it in south florida. now, the west coast was relatively kwai fretquiet. but we have a lot of rain from bellingham to seattle. it is a soaking rain. not all that cold. temperatures in the 40s and 50s
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in this region. we'll continue to watch light steady rain for your morning commute and high today around 54 degrees. portland 52 degrees. we'll watch a nice day down there in southern california. no problems today or tomorrow in l.a. that's youy as far as snow and ice. so last week we rang in the new year with cold air and the snow and california and now it is back to normal in the 60s and 70s. >> lucky. thank you. straight ahead, it is with one city gets its way, wearing a hoodie sweatshirt could be illegal. plus the death of a popular sportscaster is drawing an outpouring beyond expectation. you're watching "early today." huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that.
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stories making news this morning, search and recovery efforts are on hold right now, but earlier today calmer weather in the java sea gave indonesian divers another chance to try and recover wreckage and more bodies from airasia flight 8501. four more bodies a woman and three men, were identified today, bringing the total of identified to 13. since last week's crash, 37 bodies have been recovered. weather officials now say icing of the plane's engine likely caused that crash. in oklahoma there is a law preventing people from wearing hoodies during a crime. now, a proposal for an amendment to that law could make it illegal for anyone to hide their identity in public. the fine for your fashion crime is $500. and condolences are pouring in following the passing of veteran espn anchor stuart scott. he lost his seven-year battle with cancer yesterday. scott is being remembered as a trailblazer, not only for
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african-americans, but also as a journalist who brought his unique style to the anchor chair. president obama sent his condolences saying over the years he entertained us and in the end he inspired us with courage and love. lebron james instagramed this picture saying thank you so much for being you and giving us inner city kids someone we can relate to that wasn't a player but close enough to them. just a few months ago, scott made a final appearance. he was at the espies to receive the jimmy d. perseverance award. >> when you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. you beat cancer by how you live why you live and in the manner which you live. so live. live. fight like hell. and when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let
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somebody else fight for you. >> stuart scott was only 49 years old. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning. >> stocks rebound after a mostly negative start to the new year. the dow eeking out a gain on friday. the s&p 500 and nasdaq ending in the red. the second straight year they started out on a down note. the big items for investors this week the latest snapshot of the labor market with friday's employment numbers. gm wants to help make it easier to shop from your car. the automaker will unveil new concierge features for the on star service this week at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. gm is partnering with dunkin' donuts and priceline to offer drivers special deals on the road. this is no joke. a japanese restaurant paid more than $37,000 for 400 pound bluefin tuna at an auction in tokyo. tuna prices are down quite a bit
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from the past few years thanks to a successful fishing season. milissa, back to you. just ahead, no joke. a u.s. city is about to vanish for 24 hours. plus, did you miss it? how bill cosby made his way on to celebrity apprentice. you're watching "early today."
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deadly plane crash in kentucky that killed four members of the same family and how the 7-year-old girl managed to survive. well now on to sports sunday's nfl playoff games ended with some strong emotions after the lions fell to the cowboys. defensive tackle ndamukong suh became emotional during his post game presser. >> honestly i didn't expect this is what it comes down to. [ inaudible ] >> but it was all smiles in the locker room after the win. sergio brown channeling former wrestling sensation rick flair in a post game speech. >> diamond green.
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welcome back to "early today" on this monday. what is interesting, the last couple of really big cold outbreaks, alaska was extremely warm not this time around. i saw fairbanks now drop to negative 25 degrees. this cold outbreak is pretty much from alaska to canada and much of the low erer 48. but not so much in the northwest or throughout the west. this is a one spot where it will remain with pacific air, relatively mild. rainy today, 54. not a bad middle of the week in seattle. as i was saying compared to last week this is gold in los angeles. 77 78 we're liking the looks of this forecast. warmer than miami by the end of the week. >> beautiful forecast. thank you. the box office report topped entertainment news today.
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>> trying to cut us off. >> the hobbit battle of the five armies came in at number one earning almost $22 million. disney's "into the woods" came in second at $19 million. and angelina jolie's biopick "unbroken" third with just over $18 million. sly stallone revealed the title for the fifth rambo movie. five of them. get ready for it. "rambo last blood" "blood," makes sense. teresa giudice from new jersey is to report to prison today. she was sentenced to 15 months last october. she pled guilty to several fraud charges. she'll do her time in a federal prison in dan bury connecticut. spoiler alert, the new season of celebrity apprentice premiered last night and the first fired celebrity was -- >> you didn't make one call that i believe that if you called that gentleman, he would have helped you.
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you are an amazing team with one of most successful shows ever. keshia you're fired. great job. >> former cosby star keshia knight pulliam was let go the project manager on a fund-raising challenge. donald trump criticized her for not reaching out to former tv dad bill cosby for a donation. celebrity apprentice airs mondays on nbc at 8:00 p.m. brad pitt stole the show, and used song to teach the audience how to say daniel a aiello's name. >> everybody. ♪ come on people. >> clearly i need practice myself. i'm milissa rehberger. this is "early today." we hope it is just your first top of the day on nbc. sir, we're loaded and getting ready to go... ...we're going to need you on the runway. (vo) don't let a severe cold hold you back. sir?
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leading the news in the chicago tribune, wisconsin hunter attacked by deer he had shot with arrow. the 72-year-old man was tracking the wounded doe when she had other ideas. she jumped out from some brush and struck him in the leg. he had to be taken to the hospital. puppy love is the best medicine. hundreds of thousands of dog owners post funny pictures of their pets to facebook in campaign to cheer up arizona teenager with leukemia. it is for 16-year-old anthony lyons who is currently undergoing chemotherapy. if you would like to post a photo of your own pooch, the facebook page is photo doggies for anthony. also in the news on this monday it is palin versus peta. they went wild after the former alaska governor posted pictures
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of her young son standing on the family dog. after much backlash palin took to facebook to write, dear peta chill. at least trig didn't eat the dog. an alaska man pled guilty to attempted murder is getting a lot of attention online because of his tattoos. they are a little bit extreme. jason barnum will spend the next 22 years in prison for shooting a police officer. this is back in 2012. he goes by the nickname eyeball. i'm sure you can figure out why. he has a tattoo that darkens the white of his right eye. that had to have hurt. >> did you know you could do that? >> no. i had no idea. on sunday pope francis named 5 new cardinals from 14 different nations to reflect the diversity of the church. a majority of the new cardinals are from africa asia and latin america, none are from the united states. and for anyone who ever has seen the characters at a theme park and wondered, ares they muss those muscles real? a visitor at disney world
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challenged one to a push-up contest. it didn't go well for this guy. gaston now, look at that just to rub it in one handed. >> the crowd too. >> hopefully that makes the guy seem -- yeah gaston is for real apparently. now a look ahead, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for eric frein, the man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding another in an ambush style attack. a wake will be held today for former new york governor mario cuomo in new york city. the 82-year-old three-term governor died on thursday evening. a funeral will be held tomorrow. jury selection begins for the suspect charged in the 1979 killing of eaton patz who was six years old when he disappeared in lower manhattan. i'm milissa rehberger. thank you for watching "early today." have a great monday.
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a man shot and killed at a san francisco police station. what officers are saying next. >> and new help for the families impacted by last month's storm. >> and waking up with cold water. nearly a week later and people in one neighborhood are still without running hot water. >> and a look at the bay bridge. not exactly hot temperatures but we are in the beginning of january. it is monday, january the 5th. you're watching "today in the bay." >> a very good monday morning to you. it's 4:30. let get that work week started right, i'm sam br


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