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the embers are burning as wild fires sweep through the smokey mountains. thousands have evacuated. dozens of buildings burn to the ground. and tennessee's most cherished areas that includes dolly parten's dollywood. and new information on what brought down the plane carrying a brazilian soccer team. i had a wonderful evening with president elect trump. we have anther discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions have been enlig enlightening and interesting and engaging. i've enjoyed them very, very
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much. a dangerous pipeline explosion in the kansas city area. and the long awaiting return of tying woods. "early today" starts right now. we begin this wednesday morning with breaking news on a deadly and destructive weather in the south. there are at least three confirmed fatalities after a tornado tore through alabama. bill, talk about the threat. is it still over? >> no, it's not over yet. we're still dealing with a tornado watch. we have at least one active tornado warning. the worst of it overnight had been earlier in areas of mississippi and then shifted to alabama overnight. we rrer still dealing with the line of strong storms. as of now we have about 85 reports of eeth wind damage or tornados. so far 27 reports and the deadliest was in jackson
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county. the extreme northeast corner of alabama. that's where the three fatalities are reported. these numbers of injuries and deaths will probably fluctuate throughout the morning. very little warning for the people in the way of these. they're typically the deadliest and when day break comes we'll see a lot more destruction. we'll continue to watch it. also overnight firefighters are still battling wild fires that have forced the evacuation of over 14,000 people in tennessee. the fire storm exploded in seconds. they thought they were safe until they looked out their windows. >> panic. that's all we had was panic. we could feel the heat coming off of -- it was nothing but red. >> this whole place was on fire. >> how would you describe this. >> the gates of hell. >> so scary to see. this is a resort town about an
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hour from knoxville. the flames threatened several popular tourist destinations, the great smokey mountains, the most visited national park in the country and an aquarium and dollywood was spared but parten says she is heart broken and praying for all the families. three people have died so far in these wild fires, some of the biggest the state has ever seen. >> this is the largest fire in the last 100 years of the state of tennessee. >> and tonight with the fire still burning they're beginning to assess the damage. entire neighborhoods destroyed. they're investigating the cause of the fire and have not ruled out arson. we're learning more about the plane crash in columbia that killed 71 people. investigators have retrieved two black boxes from the aircraft. on the flight water brazilian soccer team on their way to a
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championship. they didn't say how long it would take to analyze the black box data. a surviving flight attendant told rescuer es the plane ran o of fuel. the death toll was lowered from 75 after it was learned four people didn't board the floo it. only six people survived. thousands of fans packed the home stadium in brazil to remember the players. brazil's president has declared three days of national mourning. this morning we are one step closer in finding out who will be the country's top diplomat. president elect donald trump held a second meeting with mitt romney and priebus. here is romney shortly after
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that dinner. >> i had a wonderful evening with president elect trump. we had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and he continues, with a message of inclusion and bringing people together. all of those things combined give me increasing hope that president elect trump is the very man who can lead us to that better future. >> but remember during the campaign, there was this message from romney that was very different. >> donald trump is a phoneyx a fraud, the bullying. the greed. the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics. >> and we're getting word former hollywood producer will be touted for treasury secretary. while former laborer secretary and wife of mitch mcconnell will get the nod to head up it department of transportation.
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they join ross and price as commerce secretary and hhs. dnc said so much for draining the swamp. there is news one pledge trump made will come to fruition. carrier, with a plant indiana. initially the company made the decision to move to mexico, something trump had been strongly against. and trump will travel to indiana to celebrate carrier's decision. and overnight several activists took to one of trump's new york hotels to burn two-foot long u.s. flags in an angry response that flag burners should be jailed. an investigation is underway this morning in missouri into
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what caused a pipeline to burst into flames. crews were called to the scene. the pipeline was transporting propain. the flames, which could be seen from miles away didn't effect any flights to and from the international airport. no one was hurt in the incident. police in manchester england have released new video of a terrifying road rage incident in the hope it will lead them to this angry driver. they were seen arguing along a busy highway. th they say the truck driver turned vienlt when asked to share his insurance information. the man repeatedly slammed his truck into the victim's vehicle. he took a shovel, smashed their wind shield. the two victims were not hurt but very shaken up. there is a whole lot to celebrate this holiday season for 20 co workers from a tennessee manufacturing plant.
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they the group claimed a $420 million powerball prize. it's worth 240 million. so, a whole lot to celebrate this holiday. just ahead, details on the return of tiger ewoods, but firt bill karins on a whole lot to watch when it comes to severe weather. i think when we wake up it's going to be a lot we don't want to see. the tornado threat will be ending throughout the rest of the morning. we will see the line of storms had heading to the east. we have a slight risk pensacola and new orleans. and wind damage will be the biggest threat, but it shouldn't look like anything we dealt with last night in the deep south. watch out in the northeast a lot of heavy rain and big travel delays. that's a look at the big weather story. now a closer look at your day
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ahead. >> we'll track those storms as wie continue to push through alabama and new orleans and again in the northeast it will be a period of heavy rain, very warm temperatures, could be windy as we go throughout the day. and of course we'll give you any updates on new developments from the tornados overnight. >> certainly watching it here at nbc news and passing it on to our viewers. just ahead, you'll meet the last person in the world born in the 1800s. a year ago he couldn't get out of bed. tiger explains. bed. tiger explains. that's next. per roll more "doing chores for dad" per roll more "earning something you love" per roll bounty is more absorbent, so the roll can last 50% longer than the leading ordinary brand.
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italian governments. she gathered with her friends, neighbors and doctors in her small apartment. she swears the secret to her long life was separating from her husband in 1938 and her diet of two raw egg as day is what's keeping her healthy and strong. leading the news this morning, scores of protesters were arrested after the fight for 15 minimum wage demonstrations got underway from minneapolis to chicago. thousands of fast food and airport workers took the streets calling for higher pay. they are demanding over double the current minimum. opponents say higher costs will force jobs to be cut. the defense has rested its case in the trial over a deadly police shooting caught on camera. on tuesday former south carolina police officer took the stand in his own defense.
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he's accused of gunning down walter scott in april of last year. sfwlrks this bistander's dramatic cell phone video appears to show walter scott being shot in the back multiple times. in a charleston, south carolina courtroom, the former officer accused of scott's murder gave his first detailed public account of what happened. >> i fired until the threat was stopped. >> reporter: he says he pulled scott over for a broken tail light and was preparing to writing him a warning but scott bolted from his car. >> in my mind people don't run from a broken tail light. >> reporter: they say he fled because he was behind on child support payments and feared being arrested. he fired his taser three times but that didn't stop scott from grabbing the stun gun. >> it was total fear that
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mr. scott didn't stop. >> reporter: the cell phone video picks up the encounter seconds later as scott breaks away from the struggle. the prosecutor presses oen why he moved the taser closer to scott's body. slager says in hind sight he would not have chased him on foot in the first place and instead called for back up. >> his entire testimony was what he would have done different and things he's remembering now that he didn't remember then which was shocking. >> reporter: the jury made up of 11 white people and one black man is expected to begin deliberations later this week. tiger woods, arguably the most famous golfer in the world, has a simple request for his 7-year-old son, don't touch these putters. one he used to win the 1997 masters. woods is preparing to return to competitive golf for the first
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time in 15 months. he will be in the bahamas world challenge. listen to how he says he felt just a year ago. >> i just couldn't get out of bed. i needed help. it was a tough, tough time and yeah, you ask me then could i play? no. i can't even get out of bed, how am i supposed to swing a club at 120 miles per hour? that's two different worlds. >> we'll see how he does. still ahead, some well known companies are pushing back against one of donald trump's closest advisors, and how is wall street reacting to our treasury secretary. y." (tea kettle whistling) (sighing) hey mom, can i help?
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including josh groben, dolly parton and the famous radio city rockettes. christmas in rockefeller center hosted by matt lauer, savannah guthrie, al roker begins tonight right here on nbc. donald trump making waves as another company pulls advertising from breit interest and a new treasury secretary. with that and all that's going on in the market, nancy, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. right now, investors are keeping an eye on oil, that's because confident news out of the opec meeting in any, the opec secretary general saying with le have a deal today this as ministers went into formal talks of an official decision on that within the coming hour or so
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learn more about our treatment options at appointments available now. breaking right now on nbc 10 news today. police officers bitten. an arrest turned violent with the suspect using his teeth to attack two philadelphia officers. thnchs o the owner of the rebel casino wants to go to court. and they team up to support a brave young boy battling a rare form of cancer. >> nbc 10 news starts now. 4:28 wednesday morning, good morning. >> let's get right to meteorologist bill hemly with his first alert neighborhood forecast. bill. >> we're looking at fog and low clouds and we'll see more wet
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weather during the day. this is a live view from center city. zero visibility. one mile in allen town. that's considered light fog. and there is fog that extends into new jersey. but philadelphia internation's doing just fine and dover. fog and then we'll get showers. look at the temperatures. we are mild this morning in the 50s. even warmer than yesterday morning and warm in the 60s this afternoon. but more showers and a chance of thunderstorms especially late this afternoon and into tonight and that could come with heavy down pours. i'll go through this forecast hour by hour but first watching the first alert traffic. our cameras around broad street. this is westbound side. so we have construction crews blocking off the roads here. been tween broadway and the
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expressway, we'll be closed for another half hour. there's also an accident in whitemarsh reported on jackson drive and pine tree road. and more construction in langhorne. and this typically clears out of the way in the 5:00 hours a well. we'll keep you updated there. now to breaking news out of alabama. three people dead after possible tornados hit the northern part of the state overnight. the victims were all in a mobile home when a storm passed through a town of rosely. there are a number of other e injuries as well. two philadelphia police officers are being treated for bite wounds. >> they were attacked while trying to arrest a man in the kensingten section. how are the officers doing? >> reporter: they're expected to


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