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are . from now on, it's going to be america first. okay. america first. >> on the heels of the carrier jobs news, president-elect trump taking a victory lap while also revealing his choice to head up the american military. the death toll rises from a one, two punch from massive wildfires in the southeast. news on an nfl player shot in a road rage incident outside new orleans. buzz aldrin forces a high rescue mission from the north pole. heroes are now looking for new homes. "early today" start right now.
food friday morning, everyone. aim ayman mhyeldin. >> i'm fran cyst says rivera. >> it was like the president-elect was embarking on a victory tour in cincinnati. bringing back showboating candidate that navigating his way to the white house. take a listen. >> we have people running our country that truly didn't know what the hell they were doing. from now on, it's going to be america first. okay? america first. >> and trump made a big announcement while rallying supporters, surprising aids and the media, declaring his secretary of defense? i don't want to tell you this because i want to save the suspense for next week. we are going to appoint mad dog
as our secretary of defense. >> and trump there, you we heard him referring to mad dog mattis, he was talking about a marine general james mattis. >> and just as trump zeroed in on defense, he is widening his ropes for secretary of state t. one-time manager cory lewandowski saying while mitt romney and rudy guiliani are leading for the job the decision is far from done. last night the cincinnati crowds bursting in a chant of no romney. the trump and vice president-elect mike pence doubled down on building the border wall and repealing obamacare and lowering tacks. that all came after trump and
pence swung through indiana with carrier executives to keep over a thousand manufacturing jobs in the united states. >> the company are not going to leave the united states anymore without consequences. it's not going to happen. >> the carrier deal gives the heating and air-conditioning company $ million in tax breaks over ten years, that's inexchange for carrier investing $16 million into its plant. however, another 1,300 jobs are slated to go to mexico. former usc standout and jet joe mcknight was shot and killed outside new orleans. they tell us it was a possible road rage incident. ems acted quickly performing cpr on mcknight on the highway. the suspect is 64-year-old ronald gasper.
here's what they said about the ongoing investigation. >> at the present time we are interviewing a number of witnesses, as well as mr. gasser at the bureau is that mr. gasser did, in fact, shoot mr. mcknight. >> mcknight was a highly recruited new orleans football star who also plays for the kansas city chiefs as well as the canadian football league. joe mcknight was just 28-years-old. people remain without power from the deadly weather and wildfires. four tornadoes killed five people in alabama and tennessee. an additional 11 people were killed by the massive wildfires in eastern tennessee that started late monday night. gatlinburg remains blocked to the public with a mandatory evacuation order. they are putth out structural fires around the resort town.
look at this, on wednesday morning, this photo was taken of these heroic firefighters, after battling the fire for over 33 hours. there they were getting a well needed nap. buzz aldrin is waking up in a hospital after a medical evacuation from the north pole. he left for a luxury tour on tuesday, bus his health deterioratesed, leading toing a serious lung condition. his manager releasing these photos saying he is recovering well. they say the astronaut has fluid in his lungs. aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon alongside neil armstrong. an arm bank robbery turned into a life hostage situation. the showdown dragged on for hours. 11 people were held captive by a
dangerous gunmen. nbc's ja kosh rascone has a harrowing story. >> reporter: they were hostages, now survivors. >> i was little skampltd i thought it was a degree. but it was so real, it was real. >> reporter: it was around:00 when the alleged gunman walked into the bank with a dog and a handgun and demanded money. >> but when he shot up in the air, then i knew he had existence. >> reporter: initial reports indicated someone had been shot. >> you'll units responding to district 24, gunshot wound. >> reporter: that turned out not to be true, humphrey told negotiators, he would start shooting if his demands were not met. >> he was putting the shut gun at the back of some head. >> reporter: they negotiated two hostages, two minutes later they made a daring mistake.
>> at that point they made entry into the bank. >> they used a battering ram, putting thems between the suspect and hostages, surrounded, humphries surrendered. family overjoyed as the hostages shaken but unhurt were freed at last. here's a heart warming homecoming story of sorts. it's for a pack of heroles. 13 retired bomb detectiondogs took their vests off t. fur-elected heroes have spent the past few years serving our country and keeping our troops safe. now the pups are getting ready for a well deserved retirement. the mission k-9 will work to rehabilitate and reintegrate them in society. they hope to have them in homes by the time for the holidays. you can visit mission k9rescue.org. still ahead here on "early today," it was supposed to be a
civil conversation between the clinton and trump campaign teams. instead it got downright nasty and mean. you will hear the personal attacks just ahead. but first, check out the scene in de kalb county, georgia. a tornado hit and wind swept through the area taking down trees and causing other damage. our will cairns joins us for a look ahead after what can only be described as a severe weather week. >> this will be a quiet weekend. we are going to track rain. it begins in areas of texas, much of the northern half of the country, seasonal, chilly, as you'd expect fordecember. then the rain begins to spread. saturday all through texas into oklahoma. then it spread into arkansas and louisiana. by the time we get to sunday, the rain will be all the way through the southeast. maybe heavy rain and thunderstorms and brief severe weather, louisiana into east texas. we are not expect a tornado outbreak at the time. here's a closer look at your day
ahead. . so again, south texas could be the first area that could see showers and storms. we will see some snow and rain showers off the great lakes. cloudy and cool throughout the region. we're theep say we will not have anything too bad over the weekend. not a lot of snow just yet. >> thank you very much. just ahead, president obama tried out some new holiday humor. funny or not? we'll let you be the judge. then it is certainly anything but bun u funny a. man records himself driving over 115 miles an hour. things go terribly long. details next. this is for you. you didn't really have to... getting the gift you almost kept for yourself? now that's a holiday mini miracle.
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obama presidency. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! hey. merry christmas, everybody! >> all the trees are lighting up. this one at the white house the president the first lady, first daughter sasha flipped the switch on the national christmas tree for the first time in a ceremony hosted by actress eva longer why, also an opportunity for the president to make another famous dad jokes. >> last week, i pardoned the turkey. tonight, we're lighting the national christmas tree. this one is easier because the tree does not move. it does not gobble. you just push a button, it's electrify fierksd which is exactly what you don't want to happen at a turkey pardon. i thought that was funny, michelle
. >> he cracks himself up. that's the funny part. leading the news, princess cruise lines will pay the most ever, carnival cruise lines, the parent company has agreed to pay $40 million after pleading guilty to several federal charges for trying to cover up an illegal pollution skeel on five of its ships. in an effort likely to cut costs, one used a so-called magic pipe to dissuppose of oil for years. the company's president says they take full responsibility. >> we are very sorry for the inexcusable actions of our employees and we also deeply regret that our oversight was inadequate. >> carnivale is required to go through a compliance program over the next five yeempblths a rhode island man crashed his car while streaming video of himself speeding on facebook hive t. video shows a man weaving in and
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flames burning for an entire block of people out into the cold. ready for a recount. today election officials will pore over the results from precincts to double-check how you voted. school life saver. schools in ocean county are the first in new jersey to have the overdose reversal drug narcan. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. >> let's get a look at the morning conditions with bill henley. >> conditions are 15 to 20 degrees colder than yesterday.
39 degrees in suburbs. upper 30s for new jersey. lehigh valley, colder at 35 degrees. 36 at 7:00. we'll see bright sunshine. look at the sunshine at 10:00, into the 40s. delaware is at 40 degrees and we'll warm into the 50s this afternoon. but low 50s for delaware. 40s for the lehigh valley but lots of sunshine. a little breezy at times for philadelphia in suburbs with afternoon temperatures near 50 degrees. i'm break it down hour by hour to show you how quickly those temperatures will climb off the morning cold when i come back in 15 minutes. first, jessica is looking at the traffic. >> vine street expressway closed for construction this morning. we're looking at a lonely camera, no cars around 16th street. eastbound between broad street and schuylkill are closed. another half an hour for that. checking in with 95, no problem for drive times. watch for new construction adding to the old construction
projects in place. 95 southbound losing some lanes right around the betsy ross bridge and 95 northbound, this should be clearing any minute between allegheny avenue and betsy ross as well. also watching a disabled vehicle on upper providence on collegeville road and park avenue. i'll have more when i come back in ten. it's 4:30 and we're following breaking news out of lehigh valley. take a look at flames burning through seven row homes in allentown last night. >> as flames spread quickly, so did evacuations. people living an entire block were forced out into the cold. katy zachry will give us an update on the fire and evacuations. >> reporter: as you can imagine, some incredibly tense moments on the 400 block of north fulton in allentown behind me. you see the engine in the street. i talked
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