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another child sex abuse scandal exploding this morning. syracuse has fired bernie fine after a new phone conversation surfaced allegedly between the accuser and mrs. fine. newt gingrich winning a huge new hampshire nod. another boost to his surging campaign over the holiday weekend. skipping the lines and shopping on company time. it's so-called cybermonday on pace for one of the biggest holiday seasons ever. this is your "a.m. wake-up call."
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and good morning, this is your "a.m. wake-up call" for monday, november 28th from the time warner center in new york city, i'm christine romanss, here are the morning's top stories. the syracuse child sex abuse. the university fired bernie fine. fired him after a new phone conversation surfaced between allegedly the accuser and fine's wife. that conversation revealing that mrs. fine was worried about the sex abuse allegations and also that she had a sexual relationship with the accuser, as well. keeping our eye on occupy wall street, protesters in los angeles facing a deadline to clear out of camp. just two hours ago but many refusing to budge. wreck the malls. black friday was a blockbuster. early numbers are in. this holiday shopping season
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could be a huge boost for the retailers. according to the national retail federation, total spending hit a record $52 billion. that's up 16% from last year. besides the door busters, wow, online sales exploded too. where are people getting all this money? today's weather and jacqui jeras is in atlanta. >> good morning, rainy days and mondays, the themes across parts of the east, particularly the southeast where we're focusing in on some of the rain getting heavy and flash flood watches from northern georgia through central kentucky where as much as 2 to 5 inches could be expected between now and tuesday afternoon. so watch out for ponding on the roadways. good news in the northeast, that rain will not get there. well, at least not until tomorrow. enjoy that lasts. much colder air coming in on the back side. might be snow.
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talk about that and the travel forecast coming up. >> thanks, jacqui. nice to see you. we begin with the developing story. syracuse university associate head basketball coach bernie fine has been fired after abusing two former ball boys allegedly. a statement was issued. "the allegations that have come forth today are troubling. i have never witnessed any of the activities alleged. what is most important is that this matter be fully investigated and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found. i beeply regret any statements i have that may have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to the abuse." espn released a secretly recorded conversation can in 2002 between fine's wife laurie
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fine and one of the coach's accusers. on it potentially damaging evidence showing she knew about it and allowed it to go on. >> i know everything that went on with him. you trusted somebody you shouldn't have trusted. bernie has issues. maybe that he's not aware of but he has issues. somehow through mental telepathy. bernie is also in denial. i think that he the things he did, but he's somehow through his own mental capacity. you know what, go to a place where there's gay boys, find yourself a gay boy. you know, get your rocks off, have it be over with. yeah, but -- >> you know, he needs a -- that made companionship that i can't
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give him, nor is he interested in that. because i care about you and i didn't want to see you being treated that way. yeah. >> and it's hard for -- if it nofs girl like i told you, it would be easy to step in because you know what you're up against you're -- when when it's someone. -- >> bobby davis and his stepbrother say he molested him when he was a ball boy. laurie fine had a sex wil relationship also. fine molested him in a pittsburgh hotel when he was 13 the night before a syracuse game against pitt. toma tomaselli has his own problems. his father calls him a liar. when asked for a statement.
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bernie fine's attorneys released this. "mr. fine will not comment on newspaper stories beyond his initial statements. any comment from hij would only invite and perpetuate ancient and suspect claims. mr. fine remains hopeful of a credible and expeditious review of the relevant issues by law authorities." we are joined on the phone. deb, wow, a lot of twists in this. bring us up to speed. >> reporter: there really are. the one person that we have yet to hear from alaurie fine. we were at the home last night. some of the lights were on but nobody answered our knocks. what we can tell you, i spoke with one of the brothers, michael lang, the stepbrother of bobby davis. they are the first two people to step forward to accuse bernie fine of sexual abuse and both say they were abused to defense degrees. michael said the brothers
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revered bernie fine. as teenagers they were so close they went to this couple's wedding. that was 26 years ago and michael lang said when he heard laurie fine's conversation with his brother on that recorded tape, his hands started shaking because the account was really so similar to what he himself had experienced. and michael lang has said he wants this to play out. he wants law enforcement to get involved. there was never a formal investigation back in 2002 when bobby davis first brought these accusations to police. a detective told him the statute of limitations was up but could come in and talk to them face to face. at the time bobby davis was in utah making this call. bobby davis didn't come into the station, they basically -- there was no investigation, now they have launched an extensive investigation and they're looking at every angle of this, christine. >> all right, deb feyerick in syracuse following the story, thank you. three bodies turning up in
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shallow graves in ohio. they may all be the victims of a new craigslist victim. they answered an ad to be a caretaker for a farm. three were lured in for the job posting, robbed and killed. a local sheriff says there are two suspects in custody connected to those killings. the family of a drum major who died after a suspected hazing incident now plans to sue the school. they're holding a news conference. 26 robert champion died after a football game last weekend. he reportedly had been throwing up and complaining he couldn't breathe before he collapsed. no one has been charged but the university suggested dangerous band hazing may have been a factor. the school has fired the longtime band director but he's hired a lawyer to fight for his job. time running out for more wall street protesters. hundreds were told to take their tents and leave by midnight on the west coast but more showed up overnight.
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many of them haven't budged planning instead to hold an eviction block party. no violence reported so far. in philadelphia, the deadline also came and went for up philly protesters. hundreds gathered outside city hall with their arms blocked as the 5 p.m. deadline bracing for a police sweep. president obama hitting the road this week telling lawmakers not to raise taxes on working families during the holidays and also talking about the next big fight ahead on capitol hill if congress doesn't act 1221 million family cost see an average $1,000 tax increase but some republicans say it hasn't been what it was meant to do, create jobs and the extension has to be offset by spending cuts to pay for it. three american college students arrested during egypt's violent crackdown are back in the united states talking about what happened to them. they were released on friday. the students were accused of throwing molotov cocktails but
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they deny they did that or anything wrong. one of them, derrik betwesweenes he was roughed up in police custody. >> if we tried to resist at first we still unsure. they would drag us back and started hitting us and very quickly pulled our shirts over our heads and he yelled, he yelled a word which means spy and then they brought us into the first room where the famous picture was taken. that moment was really unreal and it was the most serious moment of my life. >> all three students had been attending american university in cairo as part of a study abroad program. keep it more on cnn. hear more about his experience when i interview him at 7:30 eastern time. history unfolding in egypt right now. for the first time since the revolution that toppled mubarak. voters there are hitting the
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polls this morning. this election comes as the nation erupts against, again, in violent demonstrations that have killed 42 in the past two weeks. there is concern that confusion could mar the process with some 6,000 parliamentary candidates and 50 million potential voters. we're going to take you live to cairo in a few minutes as the world watches what happens. pakistan is choking off vital supply lines into afghanistan this morning. this happening after pakistan blames a tate to air trike for killing 24 of its soldiers. nato hasn't offered a full apology yet. the nato secretary-general only saying that the incident was tragic and it was unintended. but there are reports that nato forces may have come under fire first. still to come, a stunning scene on board a plane filled with passengers. police say a man was sitting in first class and watching child porn. drones are best known for their role but could they still be hovering over your
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good morning, it's 15 minutes after the hour. what is all new. syracuse university has fired associate men's basketball coach bernie fine. the announcement coming late last night after new reports arose regarding his alleged sexual abuse of boys. a phone conversation allegedly between one of fine's accusers and fine's wife has surfaced. mrs. fine claimed she knew everything that went on. a university of utah professor accused of watching child important nothing gras testify on a laptop. another passenger spotted the images and the suspect who is a father of two young children has been charged with possession of
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child porn. police say other charges could follow. in money, the early black friday blitz is a success for retailers. according to the national retail federation total spending over the weekend hit a record $52 billion. that's up 16% from last year on black friday alone in store sales climbed about 6.5% to more than $11 billion and anline sales spiked too. where is all that money coming from. in sports a big win for the united states in golf's world cup. matt kutcher and gary woodland ended an 11-year drought. they won by two strokes by shooting a 5 under par 67. germany and england tied for second. a check of today's weather and jacqui jeras is in atlanta for us. good morning, jacqui. >> good morning, a wet start here in atlanta, christine, much of the southeast dealing with rain but this time tomorrow morning, we're going to be talking the "s" word instead.
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yeah, not showers but snow. the forecast map showing that white stuff coming in across mississippi, tennessee, northern alabama and north georgia. most will see little if any accumulation, ground temperature is too warm so watching for that to move on out quickly and cause you few travel woes. atlanta, charlotte, nashville, cinci, all have problems because of clouds and rain. >> jacqui jeras, thanks. an historic day in egypt. thousands head to the polls in the first election since the revolt that ousted hosni mubarak. the voting happening as thousands pack tao requihrir sqd ben wedeman is there. what about the outcome of this election? >> reporter: certainly what i'm
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seeing and i've been to several voting stations already is it's actually very calm, relatively well organized. there doesn't seem to be any of the sort of forgery or thuggery that characterized elections under mubarak. one man told me that this is the first time since adam and eve since they've had a relatively free election and as far as i can tell it's been a good turnout. they were originally scheduled to last for one day now being held for two days and extended to two days and, of course, three-stage election. parliamentary elections could go until january, but so far it appears that things are going surprisingly smoothly, peacefully and very fairly well organized. >> give us a quick sense, ben, about military control of the country right now and some
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concerns that it has been consolidating power in the absence of a true elected government. >> reporter: this has been the concern of many egyptians because initially when the military council took over after the departure of mubarak they said they would be in power for six months and, of course, now it's almost ten months and they say they will hand over power by the beginning of july of next year, so there are many egyptians who are concerned but the feeling is among many people who are voting today, that this vote and this large turnout in a fairly well organized and peaceful election is a message to the military that they must eventu eventually step down and hand over power to a civilian government and the amount of interest in politics that we've seen now compared to the days of hosni mubarak when really politics was a no go area for most egyptians, it sends a very
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clear message to the military. this is a people who want democracy, they want their right to express their opinion, whether it's with the government, the military or anything else at this point. >> all right, ben wedeman on the phone with us, thank you very much, ben. we'll talk to you as the morning progresses. still ahead planning to work or shop. how about both? if you are like moses you'll make it cybermonday at work. the faa is one step closer for clearing drone aircraft to be used in a neighborhood near you. this is your "wake-up call." whoa. how do you top great vacations? whoa. getting twice the points on great vacations. whoa! use chase sapphire preferred and now get two times the points on travel, and two times the points on dining and no foreign transaction fees. whoa!
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there's friday where stocks ended in the red. the three major indexes closed down more than 4% finishing up the worst week in about two months. missed out on black friday? you have your chance today. cybermonday. eight out of ten retailers are expected to offer major promotions and sales could hit a record $1.2 billion this year. this idea of couch commerce is a growing trend. a survey finds 39% of people shopping this holiday weekend plan to do it today. the united states credit rating is on the line. fitch is expected to announce whether they'll put the u.s. on a negative watch thursday.
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that mines more than a 50% chance a downgrade will follow in the next two years. that's after the super committee failed to reach a deal on the nation's deficit. stocks have seesawed wildly this as the eurozone debt continues to worry investors. the markets are going to keep a close eye on the eu and economic summit in washington where leaders are expected to talk about the crisis. charles hodson, futures are up. i'll tell you there is a lot of hope that at some point here they've got to figure out the eu mess and really be clear about how they will fix europe's debt problem, charles. >> i think you're right. you've hit the nail on the head. this is the absolute major question. really all the way around the world. as you said we've got some reasonably good news out of the real economy in the united states over the weekend and might get more in terms of the jobs market. but basically those are side issues compared to this issue of
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where is this european debt crisis going? in particular, european leaders, are they going to be able to get on top of it because they've been slow in getting ahead of it. it seems to have overtaken them making what feels like belated efforts to get ahead of it. talking about some progress made behind the scenes, even speculation 30% of european sovereign bonds could be underwritten in effect by governments but we really need to see exactly what is going to happen. meanwhile, i think what's ruining the market is a lot of speculation, a lot of media reports, some of which are denied and some of which are not even confirmed, christine. >> a lot of headlines fatigue. people say we're still talking about -- explain to us again why it is so incredibly important for europe to really -- these leaders to fix this? i mean, it's not overstating it to say that the consequences could be dire. >> no, i think you're absolutely right. if we look at the much, much
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bigger question here, the effect we're seeing is it's going to be -- of course, you have -- what we're looking at is the problem of commercial banks, if commercial banks suffer an enormous default on spain or italy and can't rule either of those out, if they suffer that they will be in a situation where they would effectively be forced into bankruptcy. in the banks are forced into bankruptcies, we could see runs on bank and the whole financial system collapse and u.s. banks would not be immune from this. clearly the european banks particularly those in france but also in germany, but u.s. banks would suffer and the whole global financial system could in the worst case scenario be brought to a grinding halt as a result of defaults on major nations' sovereign debt.
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>> so many watching the stock markets. they're much more important. how countries borrow money to fund their day-to-day operations. chance, charles. the use of drone aircraft over u.s. skies appears to be closer to becoming a reality. according to the "l.a. times" the faa plans to propose new rules for the use of small drones in january. they would eventually allow police departments to stop runaway criminals on rooftops or tra them down. farmers think they could aid with spraying pesticides and utility companies think they could monitor oil and other lines. bernie fine was fined. this as a third man comes forward saying he was molested by fine. newt gingrich kicks off the weekend with a big endorsement from the northeast. this is your "a.m. wake-up
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targeting people who are desperate for a job, police say in one state say they have a new craigslist killer or killers on their hand. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." all right, good morning. this is your "a.m. wake-up call" for monday, november 28th from the time warner center in new york, i'm christine romans. syracuse university has fired assistant men's basketball coach bernie fine. he is accused of sexually abusing two former ball boys. the announcement coming amid reports of a third accuser and
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after espn aired a secretly recorded conversation allegedly between the coach's wife and his initial accuser. on that, potentially damning evidence suggesting mrs. fine knew about the abuse but allowed it to go. wall street occupy protesters in l.a. were asked to leave but many are refusing to go home. so far police have not enforced the eviction order. retailers were seeing green. they spent a record $52 billion on black friday alone sales climbed 6.5% to more than $11 billion according to shopp shoppertrak. earlier openings at big box retailers contributed to that big boost in sales. a first check of today's weather. jacqui jeras is in atlanta. >> good morning, christine. the umbrella will be necessary all across the southeast.
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a soaker of a start in atlanta, nashville and cincinnati. the rain so heavy that flash flood watches have been issued from north georgia on up towards louisville, kentucky, looking for maybe a couple of inches of rainfall there so use some caution. now, this storm system is a real slow mover so we're not expecting the rain to move into the mid-atlantic or northeastern states until tomorrow so you have one more day so hopefully your travel will be smooth and much colder temperatures coming in on the back side of this thing. look at the high in memphis today. only 38 degrees. all right. that cold air, mixing with some of that moisture lingering tomorrow morning. may mean snow for parts of the south. talk more about that and where we expect travel delays coming up. probably a few holiday stragglers still trying to get home, christine. >> i guess so. you're right. i stayed home this year. didn't do the traveling. all right. thanks, jacqui. we're also following a developing story in college sports. syracuse university associate head basketball coach bernie
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fine has now been fired. this after explosive allegations of sexually abusing two former ball boys. the head coach who early defended fine issued this statement after the firing "the allegations that have come forth today are disturbing and deeply troubling. i am personally very shocked because i have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. i believe that the university took the appropriate step tonight. what is most important is that this matter be fully investigated and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found. i deeply regret any statements i made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of abuse." espn released a secretly recorded conversation in 2002 between fine's wife, laurie fine and one of the coach's accusers, bobby davis. on it potentially damning evidence suggesting fine's wife not only knew about the abuse but allowed it to go on.
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we want to play you some of that paper. >> i know everything that went on with him. maybe he's not aware of it but he has issues. you trusted someone you shouldn't have trusted. bernie is also in denial. i think that the things he did, he is somehow through his own mental capacity. you know what, go to a place where there's gay boys, find yourself a gay boy. you know, get your rocks off, have it be over with. >> yeah, but -- >> you know, he needs a -- that made companionship that i can't give him, nor is he interested in me and vice versa. because i care about you and i didn't want to see you being treated that way. yeah. and it's hard for -- if it was another girl, like i told you, it would be easy to step in because you know what
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you're up against you're -- when when it's someone. >> davis had recorded multiple conversations with her and may have edited them to appear more inflammatory. davis claims laurie fine had a sexual relationship with him when he was 18. yesterday our affiliate spoke to a third accuser that came forward, 23-year-old zach tomaselli. he says fine molested him in a pittsburgh hotel when he was 13. it was the night before a syracuse game against pitt. tomaselli has his own troubles facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in maine. in 2009 and 2010. tomaselli's own father calls him a liar and denies ever meeting fine or letting his son take a trip with the coach. when asked for a statement bernie fine's attorneys released this to us "mr. fine will not comment on newspaper stories beyond his initial statement. any comment from him would only
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invite and perpetuate and sent and suspect claims. he welcomes a review." three bodies turning up in shallow graves may be the victims of a new craigslist killer. they answered an ad on craigslist to be a tear taker for a cattle farm. three men were lured in by the job posting then they were robbed and killed. the local sheriff says there are now two suspects in custody connected to those killings. the family of a florida a&m drum major may sue the school. robert champion died after a football game. he reportedly had been throwing up complaining he couldn't breathe before he collapsed. no one has been charged but the university has suggested that dangerous band hazing may have been a factor. the school has fired the longtime band director but he has hired a lawyer to fight for his job. president obama hitting the
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road this week telling lawmakers not to raise taxes on working families during the holidays. he's talking about the next big fight ahead on capitol hill. extending the payroll tax holiday. if congress doesn't act, 121 million families could see an average $1,000 tax increase next year. but some republicans say this hasn't been what it was meant to do, the payroll tax holiday. hasn't created jobs and any extension has to be offset by spending cuts to pay for it. newt gingrich will be in south carolina holding a town hall there today. he's also scheduled to sit down with our very own john king for a live interview this evening. gingrich is not only rising in the polls but picked up an endorsement from new hampshire's largest newspaper. paul steinhauser joins me. >> these endorsements, do they matter? i think this one does. new hampshire, the first in the face primary state, the second state to vote after iowa and
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"the union leader" is probably the most influential newspaper in the state. here's what the publisher said endorsing gingrich. he said newt gingrich is by no means the perfect candidate, maybe that's not so rousing off the bat but voters too often make the mistake of prefer an n unattainable ideal to the best candidate who is actually running. how is their track record? of the last six elections they've only gotten it right twice. you have to go back to 1980 when they endorsed ronald reagan who won the election. where does it tan in new hampshire? the most recent polling from the university there, remember, he was governor of neighboring massachusetts but up to 15% and continues to rise in that state. >> that's the thing about
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endorsements. who you want to be president but not who you think will end up becoming president. gingrich is going up but cain going down in the polls. what he blaming for his numbers? >> not himself. he is blaming others and saying people are taking him out of context when it comes to the sexual harassment allegations and stance on abortion. look what he told can dry crowley yesterday. >> what do you think has gone wrong in the past month or so? >> well, obviously false accusations and confusion about some of my positions has contributed to it and, you know, that was to be expected. in terms of the campaign itself, nothing has gone wrong in terms of our strategy of spending time in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina and florida so in terms of the mechanics of the campaign nothing has gone wrong but as you know, candy, some people are heavily influenced by perception more so than reality.
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>> want more herman cain? tune in to "the situation room." he will be the guest. john king today down in south carolina will have gingrich and, of course, jon huntsman on "erin burn net." >> paul steinhauser. busy month for you. that interview will be in south carolina with john. what he needs to do to maintain his momentum as poll numbers rise and picks up the endorsement of that largest newspaper in new hampshire. tonight 6:00 eastern. make sure you catch that. 41 after the hour. a check of what's coming up at the top of the hour on "american morning." alina cho joins us. good morning. >> hey there, christine. welcome back, by the way. coming up in 20 minutes, bizarre twist in the syracuse child sex abuse case. they fired bernie fine after a phone conversation revealed his wife knew about the allegations.
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we're going to ask john wertheim about this new evidence and what it could mean for syracuse's legendary head coach who fishily defended bernie fine. prince william, not just second in line to the throne but saves lives too. the royal air force pilot rescued two russians from their ship in sinking waters. a live report from london where you can imagine everyone is buzzing about it. forget black friday. today it's expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year, cybermonday. you can only find these deals on the web. we'll show you where to look. first this is your "a.m. wake-up call." act my age?
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bernie fine. that announcement coming late last night after new reports arose regarding his alleged sexual abuse of boys. one of his accuser and his wife surfaced where she claims she knew everything that went on. an amazing rescue in california. about a dozen good snamaritans came rushing to the help of three pinned under a pickup truck. they lifted it up long enough to pull a woman to safety. in monday the early black monday blitzes are a success. total spending over the four-day weekend hit a record $52 billion. up 16% from last year. on black friday alone in-stores sales climbed to more than $11 billion and online sales spiked too. where are we getting this money. this sports roger fedder he took home the atp world title in
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london yesterday. the swiss star beat out joe will fre willfried-tsonga. jacqui jeras is in atlanta for us. good morning, jacqui. >> good morning, i don't think we have an award-winning forecast today. >> no. >> not looking great for a lot of people. really wet and the big focus for travelers today will be across the southeast. all right. mostly just rain. heavy at times, not a lot of even thunder or lightning with this but concerned about flooding from north georgia all the way up towards louisville, kentucky, where we could get 2 to 5 inches of rainfall. watch as it moves up to the sou northeast. boston, new york, d.c., you won't get it till wednesday morning. big pockets so watch that rain change to snow likely a mix. keep in mind tomorrow morning elevated surface will be the
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slickest, you know, so bridges and overpasses and very little accumulation, so warm at the surface here that we're really looking at the grassy areas maybe getting a little dusty. if you are traveling today, leftover holiday travelers perhaps looking for major delays in charlotte, nashville and cinci. fog for san francisco and the san joaquin valley foggy as well. nice and clear in the nation's midsection if you don't mind the cold. >> thank you, jacqui. a deadly attack in pakistan. officials there say nato launched an air strike against a military checkpoint killing 24 pakistani soldiers over the weekend. nato's secretary-general calling it a tragic unintended incident. good morning. clearly already a tense relationship. all the more tense this morning. >> reporter: yeah, and this is making it much messier. pakistan and the u.s. have faced
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a lot of crises, been through a lot of low points but in an exclusive interview with cnn today pakistan's prime minister described this as the lowest point he's seen during his administration. he told us it's no longer going to be business as usual with washington. he said pakistan will reassess its relationship with the u.s. and said, look, pakistan can't continue its relationship with the u.s. and nato if there's no public support and he said with this incident, public support is fading fast. >> you cannot win without the support of the masses and we need the people with us and those sorts of incidents are making people move away from it. >> reporter: there is a lot of pakistanis fed up that say enough is enough. has pakistan reached the point of no return with its relationship with the u.s.? >> business as usual will not be done, therefore, we have to have
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something bigger so that to satisfy my nation and the entire country. >> reporter: what will satisfy your nation? >> exactly i have left it to the leadership of my entire country who are the members of the committee on the national security. they will give recommendations for me. >> reporter: is your prediction that this relationship will continue with washington? >> that can continue on mutual respect and mutual interest. >> reporter: are you getting that respect? >> at the moment, not. >> reporter: you're not getting that respect? >> if i can't protect the sovereignty of my country, how can we have mutual respect and mutual interest? >> reporter: even though the prime minister was clearly angry it was important to note he was diplomatic. he said, i donentn't want to cuf
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ties with the u.s. but there must be changes and those will be decided by parliament at some point. we should point out he did not have any comments about recent reports that pakistani soldiers fired first in this incident. although the pakistani army has vehemently denied those claims. christine. >> all right, reza sayah, back with more "wake up call." for a limited time, passages malibu
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all right. a new video surfaces of actress miley cyrus celebrating her 19th birthday with friends. "showbiz tonight" executive producer dave levine joins me by phone. what can you tell me that she said, you know, in case little kiddies are watching. >> good morning, christine. well, let me say there are some things better left unsaid when you know a camera is on you and people are watching you. here's the deal. miley cyrus is at a birthday party thrown for her by a good friend kelly osbourne in hollywood. and she was presented with a cake that was baked to look like reggae legend bob marley who as you know never seems to meet a joint that he didn't like. well-renowned pot smoker. at any rate she saw the cake and i want you to listen to what miley says as the cake is presented to her. watch this.
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>> thanks for waiting for three hours. and throwing a party. a and. >> bob marley cake. you know you're a stoner when your friends make you a bob marley cake. i shout salvia was your problem. >> yeah, you heard her say it. you know you're a stoner when your friends make you a bob marley cake. you know you smoke way too much weed. well, she said at any rate we reached out to kelly -- to miley's reps. they have not gotten back to us but kelly osbourne tweeted about it. i want you to take a look at what she said. she said "it makes me sick that at miley cyrus so-called friends would sell her out and lead people to believe that she is someone she is not. you guys miley works every day.
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how could she possibly do all that if she was a stoner? no, i did not mangle those words. it's not that early in the morning. >> i'm so shocked child stars aren't perfect. >> shocked, i say. >> all right, dave levine, thanks so much. that's it for this monday edition of "a.m. wake-up call." "american morning" continues right after this break. have a great day, everybody. ly. ly. so i like control in the rest of my life... especially my finances. that's why i have slate, with blueprint. i can make a plan to pay off big stuff faster... or avoid interest on everyday things. that saves me money. with slate from chase, i'm always in control. financially, anyway. get slate with blueprint and save money. call 855-get-slate today.
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