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making news in america this morning, travel nightmare. a flood of trouble at one of the busiest airports adding to days of travel chaos. stranding thousands of passengers and now the new weather concern for the morning commute. bannon backtracks. the president's former top aide clarifying his comments in that bombshell book while another presidential adviser is escorted away by security at a cnn interview after that interview turned nasty. time's up at the golden globes as they tackle sexual harassment. the top moments. the big winners and the big speech by oprah. >> the new day is on the horizon. >> will the show of solidarity have any impact? >> plus the new concern about kids addicted to cell phones.
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o.j. simpson parties with football fans and police recover the world's most expensive bottle of vodka but something missing. we do say good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm maggie rulli in for diane macedo. the big story this morning is, again, the extreme winter weather. it's canceling more schools and causing even more chaos for the new york's hundreds of cancellations and delays. thousands of passengers were left furious unable to get their luggage and this morning temperatures are still below freezing from the carolinas up to canada as a new storm moves across southeast. a frozen pipe bursting at jfk airport. three inches of water on the ground taking out a terminal that services delta and 30
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international airlines. >> it was just a mad house. there was like pushing of people out and nobody was moving. everyone is like confused. >> reporter: the electricity shut off. flights delayed and passengers stranded as baggage piled up nearly as far as the eye could see. >> luggage everywhere. people everywhere. there's no space to walk. >> reporter: this new emergency coming as the airport struggles to get up to speed after shutting down during last week's massive snowstorm. the ripple effect nearly immediate with these long lines forming at miami's airport. in the southeast and parts of the midwest preparations overnight for freezing rain, fears of icy roads have closed schools from atlanta to the carolinas to new jersey. farther north new hampshire's mt. washington was the second coldest place on earth at minus 90. so cold these bubbles froze and
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a world away a different extreme. down under in sydney where it's summer they're sweltering. the temperatures hitting 117 degrees. the hottest day in nearly 80 years. sounds like we should be making a trip to sydney at this point but back to jfk airport, that terminal is back open this morning and finally a warm-up is on the way. the forecast in just a few minutes. we turn to washington now. former white house chief strategist steve bannon is trying to make amends backing away from his comments in that bombshell book. meanwhile, one trump adviser got so heated while defending the president on cnn, he had to be escorted away by security. abc's lana zak has more on all of this. good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning to you, maggie and kendis. president trump is pushing back against allegations that many within the white house have questioned his mental fitness writing on twitter, quote, throughout my life my two greatest assets have been my mental stability and being like really smart. president trump on twitter is
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calling himself a genius and a very stable genius at that after allegations in the new book "fire and fury" question his mental fitness. the president's cia director asked to respond on "face the face". >> the president said he is a stable genius. is he? >> i'm with the president nearly every day. we engage in complex conversations about some of the most weighty marys facing the world. >> reporter: author michael wolff claims members of his inner circle have brought up the 25th amendment, the mechanism to remove a president from office. here he is on "meet the press." >> so the 25th amendment is a concept that is alive every day in the white house. >> reporter: current presidential adviser stephen miller fought against that claim leading to a heated exchange with jake tapper. >> i'm trying to get to the issue of the president's fitness. >> i'm getting to the issue of your fitness. >> being cut off and according to a source at cnn escorted out by security. >> wasted enough of my viewers' time. thank you, stephen. as republican lawmakers call for
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jeff sessions to resign -- >> reporter: over the weekend steve bannon the source of many of the most damaging accusations is trying to repair relationships releasing a statement saying i regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding don junior has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency. now, bannon is not denying that he called that 2016 meeting at trump tower between the president's son, campaign officials and that russian lawyer, quote, treasonous, but he's trying to clarify that he was directing those comments at then campaign manager paul manafort and not at the president's son. maggie, kendis. >> lana zak, thank you very much. north and south korean diplomats are hours away from their first high life level talks in more than two years taking place at this border village and come days after president trump said he would be able to be open to talking with kim jong-un. the u.n. ambassador nikki haley clarified that sunday saying before any talks with the u.s.
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can happen north korea must stop testing missiles and be open to ending its nuclear program. a abc's martha raddatz is in seoul, south korea where she found people are hopeful. >> reporter: and while the topic of tuesday's meetings will be lipped to the north's participation in the upcoming olympic games, many we talked to hope those talks eventually expand. >> today is kim jong-un's birthday. he's believed to be turning 35. some believe the occasion could prompt another missile launch. if that happens south korea is expected to cancel tomorrow's talks. and staying in the region u.s. navy vessels right now helping to search for dozens of people missing after two ships collided off the coast of china. one of the ships was an oil tanker from iran which burst into flames as you can see there. 32 crew members are missing. the extent of the environmental damage remains unclear. all of the chinese crew members on the other ship have been rescued. the largest auto-related recall in u.s. history has now
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grown even larger. takata has added more than 3 million air bag inflators to its order bringing that recall up to 72 million. 14 automakers are affected by the new recall. the devices can send shrapnel flying when the air bags are deployed. at least 20 people have been killed. our website has full detail. >> a look now at your monday weather. good morning, well for the northeast we're still expecting wintry conditions but at least warmer this time around. look for snow in burlington, buffalo, a good chunk of the ohio valley region and staying a bit icy down towards the d.c. region. keep in mind we're looking for the snow to cover the northeast and then icy mix throughout the ohio valley region and for the southwest, we're looking for stormy conditions from l.a. down towards san diego. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams.
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well, coming up the search overnight for a missing sports reporter who feared that she was being followed. also ahead oprah for president. her moment at the golden globes last night fueling speculation about a future run for the white house. a pesky problem. the drastic step the postal service is now taking to protect mail ri
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a rocket launch lit up the night sky over cape canaveral, florida. the private company, spacex delivered a secret government spacecraft called zuma into orbit. spacex guided the first stage rocket booster back to earth. it'll be reused. it hopes to set a record this year for number of launches.
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a search is under way for a missing sports reporter that covers texas a&m football. courtney roland was last seen after a football camp in houston saturday around midnight. she texted her roommate saying she was worried she was being followed a by man in a truck. roland's mother also says she received a cryptic text from her daughter's phone but there has been no sign of her. senator rand paul says his recovery from an alleged attack in november has been a living hell. paul claims he was attacked by his neighbor. he talked about his current condition and long recovery which he describes as a tough go. >> you know, a little better each day. it was sort of i guess a living hell for the first four or five weeks, you know, difficulty, couldn't get out of bed without assistance, six broken rib, damage to my lungs, two bouts of pneumonia. >> the man who allegedly attacked paul has pleaded not guilty to assault. now an update on what's been called the world's most
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expensive bottle of vodka stolen in europe. it's worth more than a million dollars and is made of silver and gold with the capful of diamonds because, of course, it was stolen from a bar in denmark. police have now recovered it interest a nearby construction site but get this, someone drained the bottle and left it behind. the bottle belongs to a russian businessman. no arrests have been made. >> all right. so somebody hung over walking around. some wild turkeys from vodka to wild turkeys but real ones in a cleveland suburb. a little too out of control for one town. the birds are badgering people in rocky river. the tough turkeys have scared some postal workers refusing to make deliveries to two dozen homes because they've been pecked. >> oh, no. >> so those rest depps have to go to the post office to get their own mail and the town is asking people to stop feeding the turkeys. >> it's not even thanksgiving. all right. well, when we come back, #timesup takes center stage.
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color in a show of solidarity to fight sexual harassment and inequality. many wearing pins with the slogan time's up. >> time's up on this imbalance of power. >> reporter: seth meyers beginning tackling the political tone set on the red carpet. >> good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen. thenighrter: the first awa o lies." best supportg actor and show actress catego and f best limited series.maid's tale." >> reporter: hapd handgun winning big for best drama television series and elisabeth moss for best actress in a tv series. >>e are the story in print and el are writing the s >> sterling k. brown. >> reporter: "this is us" actor sterling k. brown taking the award for best actor in a tv
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series. >> i am being seen for who i am and being appreciated for am. >> reporter: and james franco winning best actor in "disaster artist" for flaying tommy wi wiseau. >> i want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon. >> reporter: in for best picture -- >> "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri". >> reporter: danna bacchus, abc news, los angeles. >> oprah's speech is prompting calls on social media for her to run for president. the #open2020 started trending after that speech and when asked by the l.a. times, oprah's longtime partner stedman graham said it is up to the people and he reportedly said, she would absolutely do it. passengers on a cruise to the bahamas are describing a vacation nightmare. after the captain decided to sail through last week's winter
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storm. many of the 4,000 passengers say they thought they were going to die. the norwegian cruise liner hit 30-foot waves on the way back to new york. water was pouring down the stairs and anything left unsecured went flying. >> i just sat there holding my children like i can't believe i brought my kids here. and thinking that i don't think we're going to make it back. >> reporter: the ordeal lasted two days. norwegian has apologized but yet has not offered any refunds or credits. more concerns about the flu virus. nearly every state is reporting widespread flu activity. see the map there. california has been hit hardest with at least 27 people under the age of 65 dying this season compared to just four last season. now, doctors say it's not too late to get your flu shot. even though it's only about 30% effective and they say you should seek medical attention if your fever persist and unable to control it. in the meantime, hospitals have another problem on their
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hands. a shortage of i.v. bags. that's because a top manufacturer which has plants in puerto rico has struggled to rebound after hurricane maria. now taking a turn to sports, president trump is attending tonight's college football championship game in atlanta. >> yes, so the alabama crimson tide and georgia bulldogs will face off against each other for the first time since 2015. with the national title on the line, see it all on espn starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. and there's still seven games remaining until the nfl crowns its champion, new orleans is one of eight teams still alive this morning. drew brees threw for two touchdowns as the st. saints beat their divisional rival. that means the saints will march in for the divisional round sunday. the other nfc game has atlanta visiting philadelphia. and the eagles are the number one seed but 2 1/2 points underdogs against the falcons.
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and some early march madness last night, usc took the lead against stanford with seconds to go, then the cardinals answered with a last-second buzzer beater from behind the half-court line. stanford won the game 77-76. so close. coming up next how one couple's plane ticket mistake caused them to land 4,000 miles away from home. also ahead, toxic technology. new questions about iphones and the effect they have on kids. o.j. resurfaces. where the juice was spotted rooting for his old team.
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>> good morning, i'm tamala edwards, it is monday morning, bitter cold this morning, an accuweather alert for later today will be in effect, meteorologist david murphy is tracking a wintry mix for the evening commute. the bitter cold has caused a problem on the streets. water main breaks are on the rise. good samaritans who rescue a dog on the ice in wilmington end up needing help from first responders themselves. that's all ahead on "action news." hillsides stripped of all vegetation. there could also be heavy snow in the mountains and strong winds throughout the west. we also expect heavy rain in the
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south, icy rain in the mid-atlantic and snow in new england. meanwhile, temperatures will be milder in the midwest and east, finally climbing above zero. well, finally from us a skier who lived life on the edge nearly lost his in a horrible accident that left him paralyzed. >> but after a long fight to walk again, his biggest thrill is changing the lives ofhers. here's abc's gloria riviera. thy life >>y. >> reporter: for talented go hardr go home free skier roy tuscany. >> skiing always provides to you this absolute ultimate rush. >> reporter: at 24 he dreamt of extreme skiing stardom. those dreams ending after a terrible crash. >> the look that they had on that face was like if you had just saw a puppy get hit by a car right in front of you. >> reporter: he was told he would not walk again. >> reporter: i remember telling my moi i don't warrant this. i want to die and my got so angry for basically saying i was ready to give up.
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she's like i didn't raise someone to give up. i didn't birth to you so you could give up. >> reporter: he fought back eventually walking out of the hospital with help and a new reason to live. helping others like him. roy starting the high fives foundation in 2009 with just $500. today it's raised over $2.5 million. funding rehab for people like cody walker. >> probably one of the best things you want to have in your life is people to show up when the chips are down, right? >> reporter: to every patient h. >> you'l be the seawesome. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, ington. >> it's going to words to live by. >> that's what's making news in america this monday. >> have a great monday. >>good morning it is monday,
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january 8. >> good morning, everyone, we're tracking a wintry mix as the icy mess from the winter weather continues. burst pipes across the city are flooding streets and freezing cars in ice. water main break forced everybody out of jfk airport. >> some south jersey schools are opening on a delay as they continue to clean up the snow along the jersey shore. >> we'll have more on


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