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making news in america this morning. wicked weather. more snow on the way as people wake up to dangerously low temperatures. well below zero in areas and travel delays and a messy mix across the south. snow ice and sleet. we're tracking it all. >> another arab country joining the fight against isis after the militant group releases an execution video with numerous hostages. the details coming in. >> unwanted guests. a creepy, crawly surprise for passengers on a plane. how a scorpion got onboard and stung a woman. >> live from new york "saturday night live" celebrates 40 years of laughs. eddy murphy's return and the lip lock that everybody is talking about.
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good morning on this president's day. i'm ryan smith. >> i'm mara schiavocampo. reena and t.j. are off. we begin with the latest winter storm setting its sights on the northeast. a new round of snow and ice as millions bundle up against the coldest air of the season. >> the system is moving from the south already glazing over the roads this morning in oklahoma city, little rock, and memphis. this new system is creeping into a frigid northeast dipping into single digits and subzero temperatures. so cold this fountain in manhattan has frozen solid. >> this is what it looks like underneath the brooklyn bridge. ice covering much of the east river. in new england, no end in sight. and overnight in boston it was the ems needing rescued. this ambulance getting stuck in the snow. people living nearby tried to use shoveling to help but took 90 minutes to get it out with an
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excavator. >> and they're using these machines to clear snow in boston. the region's transit system will offer limited service following a system-wide shutdown over the weekend. >> all this is taking its toll on travel. airlines cancelling hundreds of flights today and seeing a rippling effect on the west coast. >> thousands of people have lost power with that new storm on the move this morning. >> accuweathers stephanie olmo is tracking it all. >> good morning. well, we do begin the work week with a winter storm right now impacting the southeast region bringing in snow across the midatlantic states. there are winter storm warnings and watches across this area. further south we're dealing with rain. while the wet weather interacts that's producing an icy mix. taking a cross -- closer look. we do have the icy conditions along the i-40 corridor. please exercise caution. also if you are traveling on i-20. power outages likely throughout this area.
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two to four inches expected in nashville. also much of kentucky picking up 6 to 12 inches by the time it's all said and done. this system is tracking north and east and produce another round of snow across the northeast region. ryan and mara, back to you. >> thanks so much stephanie. now to breaking news overnight. egypt has struck isis targets in libya following the execution of 21 egyptians. by a group claiming loyalty to isis. abc news is not showing that graphic execution video posted by isis. egypt says the strikes were, quote, to avenge the bloodshed and seek retribution from the killers. >> denmark, a nation shaken by two terror attacks. two men arrested accused of helping the man behind the deadly shooting that started during a panel discussion on free speech. take a listen. >> in that gunfire a filmmaker
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killed and several officers injured. and later a security guard was killed outside a synagog. the organizer of the event says it could have been much worse. >> if they haven't shot back he could have shot his way through and i don't know something worse could have happened. >> the 22-year-old suspect shot dead by police. they said he had a long criminal record. >> a cease-fire is hanging on this morning in ukraine. but the ukrainian government and russian back levels are accusing each other of violating the deal after shelling and mortar fire killed two people overnight. if the truce holds for the next several hours both sides set to pull tanks and weapons away from the frontlines. an american from georgia is in intensive care this morning after he was tossed around and gored during a bull fighting festival in northwestern spain. doctors spent three hours to
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repair damage to his thigh and back muscles. two other men were injured during the annual bull running event. >> in washington, the budget impasse could lead to the shutdown of the homeland security department by the end of the month. house speaker john boehner says he's prepared to allow funding for the agency to last. a bill would cover the department through september 30th but calls for overturning president obama's move to limit deportations for millions of workers. however, it stands no chance of passing in the senate. and the deadline for health care coverage has passed. federal officials say more than 10 million people enrolled under the affordable care act. the had lots of last- minute traffic despite a computer glitch that delayed some applications. >> only a matter of time.
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still ahead, the new regulations for drones on the way. >> and a creepy crawly and ready to sting surprise for a passenger on a plane. >> plus, rescue at sea. a daring mission to save a father and son sailing in the middle of a blizzard.
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the u.s. auto industry is suffering the effects of a labor dispute at the west coast ports. beginning today, honda is slowing production at plants in indiana, ohio and canada because parts are stuck on ships that haven't been unloaded. the factories built some of honda's biggest sellers. president obama has sent the
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labor secretary to the west coast to help get labor talks moving again. >> the faa is out with its proposed regulations for commercial drone flights. those flights would have to be during daylight hours and could only fly up to 500 feet high. after passing a written test, operators would have to keep the drones away from airports and within eyesight. it could take up to three years for the rules to be finalized. >> international hackers pulled off one of the biggest banking breaches ever. up to $1 billion stolen of 30 countries including the u.s. the attacks are ongoing. the hackers look for months in the banking systems and program atms to dispense money or transfer funds. to fake accounts. >> the clock is ticking on great president's day deals. among the best discounts you'll find today are on clothing. we have love that. especially winter apparel with some sale prices even lower than
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on black friday. furniture can be a great buy. retailers need to make room for new collection so you can see as much as 50% off on some items. great news. and plenty of those who went shopping went to the theater to see "fifty shades of grey." the film adaptation was setting valentine's and president's day weekend records and brought in nearly 82 million bucks. "kingsman: the secret service" was a distant second with $36 million and "the spongebob movie: sponge out of water" was third. well, while plenty of people going to the theater over the weekend, one california family had a valentine's day they'll never forget. it's not just because they spent it kayaking. look on the back sitting behind dad, that's a sea lion pup which the family says jumped on board and sat there and everyone onboard stayed calm. it seems like everyone enjoyed it.
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oklahoma city to memphis and the carolina's. snow-covered roads around nashville and central kentucky. >> weather related airport delays possible in memphis, washington, atlanta and dallas. keep an eye on those. >> a las vegas woman shot during a road rage incident has died. >> tammy meyers was on her way home from giving her daughter a driving lesson when she had a collision with another car. police say the two drivers exchanged heated words and the other driver followed meyers home and shot her. her family is stunned by the shooting and furious. >> you're really disgusting for taking my mother's life. she didn't deserve it. >> my son is only 1 year and 2 months and now i got to deal with my son. his grandmother. >> terry meyers was a mother of four and a nurse. police say the search for the gunman is top priority. >> coast guard crews break near hurricane forced winds to rescue a father and son whose sail boat
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become disabled south of nantucket the men were hoisted to safety and taken to shore to be checked out. they had set sail from rhode island headed to australia. and along delayed preliminary hearing for two wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate. investigators say the 12-year-old and 13-year-old attacked their friend to please a fictional online character called slender man. the girls have been found competent to stand trial. now a judge has to decide whether there's enough evidence to warrant a trial for attempted homicide. >> alaska airline officials are trying to figure out how a scorpion got on their flights. a woman onboard was stung before take-off. she managed to stop and got her revenge before it did anymore damage and crew members made sure it didn't bring any friends along searching the plane. the question is where did it come from?
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>> you can certainly travel with an exotic pet properly caged in the cargo department. this was an unwanted guest. >> unwanted guest is right. the flight was delayed for about an hour while the woman checked out by medics. not surprisingly she decided not to reboard that plane and took another flight. might be wise. >> a new study indicates today's teens aren't getting enough sleep. they're supposed to be getting nine to ten hours a night, but the study finds teens are getting less sleep as they get older and many not getting seven hours. maybe that's why your teen is cranky. also teens in recent years reported less sleep than those who participated in the study during the 1990s. >> they didn't have instagram. duchess kate is out with a message about mental health issues. during childhood. kate calls for early action to treat kids struggling with mental health issues. she says kids who suffer from the issues are at risk for
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greater problems later in life. kate spoke for her husband, the future king. >> both william and i have seen that many young people are struggling to cope with impacts of bereavement, domestic violence. family breakdown and more. >> kate also said the stigma around mental health means many of the children don't get the help they need. her message is part of britain's first ever children's mental health week. >> turning to sports. a mixed bag starting with news about this coming sunday's daytona 500. >> qualifying for the daytona 500. the first part took place on sunday in florida. just the front road would be determined and the front road of those two fellows. jimmy johnson on the left and jeff gordon on the right. joe gordon his final daytona 500.
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jeff gordon is on the poll. the race, next sunday in daytona as jeff gordon gets his second career poll. the nba all-star game played in new york city last night. russell westbrook was your all-star game mvp. the oklahoma city thunder point guard poured in 41 points just one shy of the all-star game record. it's his head of the backboard there. there he is with the all-star game mvp trophy. louise swarez with the number one top play. place and go kick. gorgeous with velocity. part of a 5-0. barcelona wins. big monday. couple of basketball games. number two team in the land, virginia home against pittsburgh and kansas/west virginia. double-header on espn. >> good stuff coming up. here's all the evidence you need that guys on the pga tour are better golfers than you and i. >> certainly better than you and
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history of "snl" rap. ♪ we are, we are, we are, we are, we are two wild and crazy guys with the samurai ♪ ♪ i live in a van down by the river ♪ >> they sounded like the beastie boys the whole way through. >> and justin timberlake had another song on "snl" that was my favorite. i can't say the name on tv. something in a box. >> yeah. well the song was a shout-out to former cast members and catch phrases. what a great one. >> jerry seinfeld also showed up. this was sure a star-studded eventd. he took questions from the celebrity-filled audience and a funny exchange with his friend seinfeld cocreator larry davis. >> was i really a writer on "saturday night live." >> yes. larry you were. you wrote here for one season. >> look how big we are today. >> we had like the biggest show of all time. >> unbelievable. >> unbelievable.
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>> like two people, the same person talking to each other. i love that. but the moment everyone is talking about bradley cooper lip-locked 93-year-old betty white and getting it on for longer than anyone wanted to see. >> you go, betty. >> yeah. we can stop seeing this now. >> lots of women would love to trade places with her. >> an untouched photo of cindy crawford has gone viral. no shame in her game. >> some people are critical. but keep in mind, cindy crawford will turn 49 years old this friday and in a interview she said what's most important is being comfortable in one's own skin no matter their age and i say amen to that. >> google getting attention with word of a device designed to freshen you up when it senses b.o. when it senses the odor, it's going to send out a fragrance
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good monday morning at 4:28. thanks for joining us. i am christian. >> i am eric tom. >> meteorologist mike nicco is here. >> we have a little bit of fog but not much. most of sit-in the central valley. today, you can see how clear it is looking from the east bay hills. the next 12 hours are starting off in the mid 40s to mid-50s and by noon we are in the mid 50's but the coast will be cooler because of the clouds. the rest of us are still going to be warmer-than-average a nice round up to president's day with temperatures in the 50's headed to evening.
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>> hopefully with the holiday it will be light traffic. >> hopefully. we have a change in mass transit schedule. i will tell you about that in a moment but, first the bay bridge toll plaza which is empty. we will see how long it will last. a lot of folks have president's day off. here is a look at san mateo bridge with smooth sailing to the peninsula. i will talk about the mass transit situation in a few. we have breaking news: oak firefighters are at scene of a fire that break out overnight. amy hollyfield is at claremont middle school. >> this was tough one. you can see they are still teaching a close eye on the building. they are still watching over the situation. they say the cafeteria is not usable. fire was so big people could see it from the freeway. that is who called it in. someone was driving by and saw
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the flames. they called the fire department before 2:00 this morning. the fire department was told a house was on fire but they found claremont middle school on fire burning in the cafeteria. it got into the at tick. -- into the attic. >> the building is large with the fire getting a good head start. because of the high ceilings and the thick tiles on the ceiling it made it difficult to get to. >> it took 45 minutes to get the fire out. no one was here of course because it was a monday or on a holiday in the middle of night. everyone is okay. firefighters were all right. no one was hurt in the fire. the building is still standing. the fire department says the cafeteria is ruined and they cannot use the cafeteria. it will be up to the school district whether they have cool tomorrow. custody a holiday. that gives


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