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. the retaliation president obama promises that the united states will take action against russia over interference in the u.s. election. all but two states in the lower 48 are below freezing and more snow is on its way. >> china launches a new first of its and i aircraft carrier. say good-bye to one of the most colorful and courageous figures. >> "rogue one" is starting off with good early office box numbers. good morning, in is "early today." >> you betterer get ready, bundle up. the northeast the waking
february. widespread negative wind chill temperatures were adding to the pain, but it's not just that it's cold, there is also plenty of snow causing trouble, soon. >> reporter: bitterly cold air, snow an ice and a harsh reality, getting around suddenly a whole lot tougher. at least 50 vehicles involved in this pennsylvania pileup. in oregon, scary moments when this school bus lost control. unfortunately, no injuries. the brutal plast from the north sent wind chills plummeting. 17 below in chicago. 12 below in minneapolis. misery the half company. all 48 states below freezing somewhere. >> that was ron mott reporting. first, breaking news ahead, a police standoff with a lone gunman holding an unknown number of passengers i
the suspect we understand is in custody. at least one officer has been shot in the head sapped in serious but stable condition. >> the veteran of the force was conscious and alert when flown to a medical center. we do know he was responding to calls of shots fired when he was immediately injured himself, just before the suspect took in a hostage or auburn hills. police say he is a violent offender, has been well known to authorities and may be streaming the entire incident on social media. dozens of shots had flash bangs ring out and police stormed in putting an end to a several hours long standoff. this morning, president obama is about to strike back against president putin's election, telling him in an interview aired later this morning, he is set to take action against russia. >> i think there
that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action, and we at a time and place of our own choosing. some of it may be explicit and publicized. some of it may not be. but mr. putin is well aware of my feelings about this because i spoke to him directly about it. >> now, that comes as the president prepares to hold a final press conference of the year the afternoon. however, president-elect donald trump may be signaling that he is, in fact, giving some credence to the russian hacking leak, while raising questions why the white house didn'ting a more boldly about its findings about putin. >> reporter: politic donald trump seems to be pivoting a bit after our nbc news exclusive report last night that vladimir putin personally directed a russian
election, tweeting -- this is a far cry he has been saying for nths. >>ching they say they blame russia. russia di it him they have no idea. they deep know it's russia. who knows. personally, it could be russia. i don't really think it is. who knows? i don't know either. they don't know and i don't know. >> i wonder whether the tweet that the president-elect has sent out today is the beginning of his pivot, his acknowledgement with the intelligence that russia has been hacking our institutions. >> reporter: retired admiral the former xhaerpd of nato met with the president-elect last week. >> i think it is a legitimate question. i think given the stakes at the national level the question deserves an answer. >> reporter:
mitchell worked hard to get that answer. >> i think it's verifying meddling proved by the highest levels of their government. >> reporter: the statement he is referring to was a one-page release on okay 7th, which outlined the intelligence assessment that russia's senior officials were interfering in the election. no mention of putin. though a month earlier, president obama privately confronted putin the white house confirmed today. so should the administration have come out bolder and sooner with the hard intelligence they possess as donald trump suggested they should have pushed congress making sanction making the public understand this was serious. >> if retrospect, it slirn seems as though -- certainly seems as though it was a mistake to not to call to them southeastern. >> reporter: intelligence news e
such actions because they didn't want to appear to interfere in the election and they thought hillary clinton was going to win. they didn't think it was worst worth the potential risk of getting into a cyber tit for tat. as for the russians, mr. putin's spokesperson calls the idea that he was personally involved in the covert operation, quote, loveable nonsense. an a political front, donald trump was back on the road swinging by hershey, pennsylvania. it is the latest stop in his post-election sanctions tour. though he didn't bring up the hacking scandal, his most political appointment has him waiting in more crimp he chose a bankrupt bankruptcy lawyer. an ad advisor has been formally nominated for the post. it came as more controversy with him
"tirelessly to strengthen the unbreakable bond between our two countries anded a trans cause of peace within the region. >> mr. freedman, himself, has been involved in pushing anti-conspiracy theories including a clinton aid who and advocated for the muslim brotherhood. the transition team said it would add another gem picking keith kellogg to serve on the national security council. trump also chose fox news analyst dr. monica crowley. and antiimgrant reporter sheriff joe arpaio is doubling down on his birther climb. he said parts were copied from another certificate. now, in his fifth year of arguing his case, he says he will turn this new
long-time nba side line repo reporter known for his personal personally and wardrobe, tributes have been pouring in from around the nation. steve kerr's moment of silence led a whole basketball arena in a moment of joy. >> join me in applause for a great man and a life well lived. thank you. >> craig sager is dead at the age of 65. to charleston, a jury convicted dylann roof on all nine counts. one of the survivors of the massacre testified at the trial about how she watched roof murder her son. she wasn't surprised by the verdict, she says. >> i wasn't expecting anything less. i knew it was going to be guilty,
>> all way through? >> all the way through. >> when you we heard the final one? >> music to my ears. >> 18 of the 33 charges were capital offenses and roof now faces the death penalty. the jury will break for christmas before return income january for sentencing. roof told the judge he still wants to represent himself in court and he plans on testifying again during this penalty phase of the trial. an ecigarette caused a major scare midair. an american airlines flight had a cigarette catch fire mid-flight. they say crews were quick to act, extinguishing the flames, isolating the device. it handed safely in little rock, arkansas. no one has been injured and the incident has been reported to the faa. a scientific break through that can actually reverse the clock on aging,
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>> a new study from the puig foundation says 11% of those surveyed say fake news caused not much or no confusion. now, facebook is taking major steps to crack down on fake news on its site. >> talking about fake news. >> reporter: those fake news stories. impact of fake news. facebook wants to put fake news out of business with your help. after months of public pressure, the social media giant announcing new preliminary measures to weed out stories that are interpretationally false and spread for until gain. to make it easier to report a hoax, they can click the upper right-and corner, if enough people mark it the story w
and passed on to independent journalists to fact check. if determined false, it will be mark disputed on facebook and the creator will be banned from promoting it on facebook's advertising platform. >> people to the extent they will cut off economic benefit. >> reporter: realtor news.org, a fake news site. he says his articles are satire. if you look at that site and think it's a real news story, you know, i think that's on you. >> reporter: he welcome's facebook's new measures and does not think it hurts his right to free speech. facebook publishers say it is targeting the worst of the worse. a controversial experiment facebook asking users to police fake news, truthfuling them to call it as they see it. >> all right. just ahead, we got your week weather forecast. that's straight
right now on "news 4 today," another weather alert day. temperatures feeling like the teens, but good news compared to yesterday coming up in your storm team 4 forecast. plus, a promise from the president. details on how he vows to take action against election hackers. it is official. late night service suspended on metro. we're breaking down what it means for you and the way to get around it. good morning everyone. i'm eun yang. >> i'm erika gonzalez in for erin gilchrist. this morning feels a lot worse than it did yesterday. >> it's bad. >> that's how we're starting off. >> chuck
again. >> dulles tied a record at 10 degrees earlier this morning. still room to fall between now and when we bottom out somewhere just before sunrise. weather headlines, a frigid start. clouds on the increase. then we go to our next reason to be in a weather alert. that's a chance for wintery weather late tonight and into tomorrow. these advisory expanded to include a winter weather advisory for most of the d.c. metropolitan area, this blue area is a winter storm watch for tomorrow morning. the main concern is going to be around daybreak tomorrow for a chance for some slick roads around here, freezing rain or sleet, chance for more of the iciness. we'll talk about the timing and when it switches over to more rain and the rest of the weekend forecast. right now, let's go over to melissa mollet. >> beltway, in l
loop moving fine. take a look at 66. the only work zone 66 inbound before glebe. 66, the rest of it, and 95 are just fine. a live look 270 at fact /* at father hurley no problems. firefighters battling this early morning house fire in the hampshire greens community in silver spring. we got video in the newsroom that we want to show you. first we want to tell you where this is. it's on sea island court. we can tell you flames came through the roof, roared through the second floor of this home as well, and montgomery county fire and ems spokesperson says four people were inside the house, two children, two adults. they were fortunately able to get
the smoke alert alerted them. that's the latest from the live desk. back to you. >> mollet, thank you. president obama will hold his final press conference of 2016 before he and the first family leave for their holiday trip to hawaii. in an interview airing this morning on npr, the president is already addressing russian interference in the u.s. election saying in part, quote, we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing. donald trump meanwhile fired back at white house press secretary josh ernest last night after he suggested the president-elect stop attacking the u.s. intelligence community and support the investigation. >> josh ernest, i don't know if he's talking to president. having the priet press secretary is so important. he's so bad the way he delivers the message. >> donald tr
the man investigators say opened fire inside a d.c. restaurant is expected back in court today. edgar welch's hearing comes one day after a grand jury indicted him on federal charge. the fbi says welch drove from his north carolina home to comet ping-pong to investigate a conspiracy theory known as pete is a-gate. he said he wanted to save children whom he believed were being held cap thif. he was arrested after firing one shot in the pizzeria. the family of a man shot and killed by a d.c. police officer is suing the department for $50 million. officer trainer shot terrence sterling. the officer says he believed his life was in danger.