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shot out of the sky. stunning video appears to show the moment a missile strikes a passenger jet leaving tehran's airport just hours after iran's military attack against u.s. forces began new details this morning. multiple violent storms on the move overnight from the deep south all the way to new england flash flooding plus tornados bill karins is here tracking it all. congress votes to limit president trump's war powers in connection to iran. and is speaker pelosi one step closer to delivering articles of impeachment to the senate for a trial. round of applause of gratitude as american firefighters arrive on the scene to battle those devastating bush fires.
with the flu spreading nationwide, the astonishing number of us who still have to work sick and the biggest reasons we don't stay at home. "early today" starts right now hey there. welcome to friday. i'm phillip mena. >> good to be with you i'm frances rivera a week of wicked weather is on the way for over 50 million americans. from coast to coast, threats of severe storms that could bring everything from snow and ice to tornados over the next several days let's get right to nbc meteorologist bill karins r us busy map and busy morning for you. >> a treacherous weekend for people traveling and getting around we're just really cone the severe thunderstorms later on today and the possibility at least of tornados and life-threatening winds with these storms this could be an extreme wind event. downed trees on houses, things like that, as we go throughout the afternoon and evening. if you're in the yellow, you have the risk of getting the severe storms. if you're in the orange, that means you're more likely if you're in the red, it means batten down the hatches, you're almost guaranteed to deal with these storms
dallas going to shreveport later on today and then these storms will continue through the night and right in through saturday morning. so the southern half of mississippi and alabama will also get nailed. then the northern edge of this we need to watch out for significant flash flooding, especially areas of arkansas, southern missouri and the flood watch continues all the way through detroit and western new york this is only the warm side of the storm. we still have to deal with the ice and the snow those details coming up. >> all right bill, thank you. there are a growing number of questions this morning about what caused a ukrainian airliner to crash near tehran american and canadian intelligence sources tell nbc news there is strong evidence that the plane was mistakenly brought down by iranian forces iran is strongly denying those accusations and has urged boeing experts to join in on the investigation. nbc's tom costello has this report. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence sources say satellite imagery and communications intercepts confirm that iranian missiles shot a passenger jet out of the
sky. this video taken from the ground appears to show the moment a missile exploded the fireball streaking across the sky. ukrainian airlines flight 752 left tehran at 6:12 a.m. headed for kiev u.s. sources say two minutes later, two russian-made missiles fired at the plane seconds later, a midair explosion. the plane crashing to the ground u.s. officials believe the shootdown was an accident as iran was on high alert for a u.s. counterattack after firing missiles at u.s. troops in iraq. >> it was flying at a pretty rough neighborhood and somebody could have made a mistake. some people say it was mechanical i personally don't think that's even a question, personally. >> reporter: among the 176 on board, 11 ukrainians, 82 iranians and 63 canadians. >> we have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence plane was n an
iranian surface to air missile >> reporter: ukrainian officiale remains of a russian-made rocket iran calls it a fake at the kiev airport in ukraine, friends and family members remember the passengers and crew members with flowers and photos. >> why they decided to take off three, four hours after an attack instead of just saying, let's stay on the ground for a while. that is a question that i can't answer right now but it's a question that needs to be answered >> phillip, from the very beginning, aviation sources have suspected a missile. among their clues, the size of the fireball in the sky. an engine fire would not be that big. pilots would also still have been able to fly the plane and they would not have lost all of their coms. this plane went completeminus to flight, and now according to u.s. sources, in fact, it was a missile or maybe even two. phillip? >> so many questions to be answered tom, thank you. the house of representatives passed a new war powers
resolution to restrict military actions against iran the vote was largely along party lines with three republicans voting in favor of the resolution and eight democrats voting against president trump blasted the vote defending his actions at his first major rally of the year in ohio nbc's alice barr has the latest from washington. >> theurrent resolution is adopted. >> reporter: a strong signal to president trump as the house passes a largely symbolic resolution demanding he seek congressional approval before taking any further military action in iran. which did not happen before the drone strike that killed iran's top general qassem soleimani >> it was disdainful in terms of not consulting with congress >> reporter: the final votes falling mostly down party lines. democrats distrusting and dissatisfied with the trump administration's strategy. >> president trump failed to consult the congress, failed to
secure specific authorization. >> president trump acted decisively in bringing down this brutal, inhumane bully. >> reporter: eight democrats voted against the resolution, three republicans for it, including one of the president's staunchest allies. >> if the members of our armed services have the courage to go and fight and die in these wars, as congress, we ought to have the courage to vote for them or against them. >> reporter: at a campaign rally in ohio, president trump defending his decision to act without notifying congress >> these are split second decisions. you have to make a decision. >> reporter: and mocking democrats, including speaker nancy pelosi >> i didn't have time to call up nancy, who is not operating with a full deck. >> reporter: congress facing off once again over the president's actions as the standoff with iran continues alice barr, nbc news, washington now to the drama that is building among the british royal family
there are reports now that meghan markle has returned to canada after her bombshell announcement with prince harry that they are stepping back as senior members of the family nbc's keir simmons is in london with the palace intrigue keir, good morning >> reporter: hey, frances. hey, phillip, good morning to you. it looks like harry and meghan's tough stance may have actually forced their family to listen. family want to try to do a deal because they really did take a tough stance we've learned more of that in recent hours another night of drama in the royal family a london newspaper the first to report prince charles and prince william were only sent a copy of harry and meghan's statement ten minutes before it was released quoting unnamed senior sources with whom nbc news has not spoken, "the london evening standard" says a meeting between prince harry and the queen was
blocked by palace officials, but the queen made it clear he should not go public about his future plans at this time. >> the fact they have done it in this way is a massive slap in the face for the royal family. >> reporter: but a friend of prince harry defending the couple. >> harry will always serve the queen. now it's time for him to serve archie and meghan. >> reporter: even in their engagement interview, the two acknowledged the hardships of royal life >> i didn't have any idea what it would be like >> i tried to warn you as much as possible. >> reporter: after since that fairytale wedding, tensions have been building behind the scenes. last year a royal official telling nbc news meghan was often in tears on harry and meghan's website, they laid out what they want, to remain royal patrons of charities, take a new approach with the media and keep their home in windsor. there's also the issue of security, who's paying for it? the royal family was blamed after princess diana's fatal crash with not providing her with royal protection officers there are now multiple reports
the queen has directed princes charles and william to begin negotiations with harry and get a deal done within days. perhaps that is a recognition that if harry and meghan simply walk away it would be too damaging for the royal family. guys >> more drama to come, for sure. keir, thank you. there are new develops in the case of a missing mother in connecticut of five. the estranged mother has been charged with the murder and kidnapping is out of prison. officials say two days after being arrested he posted his $6 million bond his ex-girlfriend, who was also charged in connection with the crime, also bonded out du dulos is now on house arrest she suddenly vanished several months ago after dropping her kids off at school her body has not been found. turning now to wall street where stocks hit new record highs on thursday. mpanies and relief over the
cooling of tensions between iran and the u.s. the dow added 211 points the s&p tacked on 21 and the nasdaq gained 24. carnival cruise lines is cracking down on dress codes for guests aboard their ships. the cruise line has banned offensive clothing, pro infafan nudity or ethnic or racial commentary it comes after reports of other people in different travel sectors wearing clothing with very threatening messages. >> let's toss it back over to bill karins. let's talk about the cold side of this storm. this iant pacts especially as we go throughout the day saturday and saturday night. about 30 million people under winter storm watches i think eventually we may turn over to icorm warnings, especially in areas of michigan. here is the latest snowfall forecast the areas of light blue, 2 inches, darker is 4. purple is half a foot. it could be a from oklahoma city
to kansas city the heavier snow in northern michigan if keir going to get any of that ice storm, our computers hinting at the area especially lantsing up to saginaw, michigan. and also northern missouri watch out for that i andce plains the warm, humid air is moving through south texas and louisiana. that's going to be fuel for our afternoon storms keep here on this station for your local meteorologists to take you through the storm after this cheetos is popping into the new year with a new snack. the brand announced the ready to eat popcorn. cheetos popcorn comes in two flavors, cheddar and fan favorite flaming hot. there is no doubt who this south carolina man is rooting for in the college football national championship game
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