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their matching pink hoodies. >> they're perfect together. bye, everybody. /s weather so extreme it's called a bomb cyclone and it's about to unleash damaging wind, blinding snow and resemble a winter hurricane. >> president trump boasts that his nuclear button is bigger and more powerful than kim jong-un's. >> new details this morning on the 10 americans killed when their small plane crashed into a mountain. >> outrage and fall out from a shocking video posted by youtube star logan paul, but is his apology enough? >> i have made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment. i should have never posted the video. i should have put the cameras down. >> and the nation's biggest lotteries now have a jackpot of over $850 million. "early today" starts right now.
a deadly arctic blast is gripping the country from coast to coast. tens of millions of americans are shivering in record low temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills. drone video captures growing chunks of ice floating along the mighty mississippi river. in georgia the iconic mountain at a complete stand still with ie ice sickles forming there. the bitter cold being blamed for a number of deaths. nbc's blake mccoy has the latest from chicago. >> oh, my gosh! >> reporter: 19 degrees and snowing in buffalo. >> look at that. >> reporter: a massive pile up is snarling interstate 90. a forebodeing look with a major snowstorm set to move up the east coast. >> look at the truck. >> reporter: much of the country sits under the brute' grip of a deep freeze responsible for 14 deaths. chicago the
below zero temperatures. >> it's no way around it. i don't think you can prepare. >> reporter: more than half the u.s. population, 200 million americans, saw temperatures below freezing. from the north at niagara falls, down south to savannah. 23 people were hurt in bronx, new york, including a firefighter as they battled against the elements, fire and ice. hoses, helmets and ladders frozen. frozen pipes a common sight in the midwest. this illinois house caught fire when the homeowner tried to thaw the pipes with a blow torch. >> i would not recommend a homeowner trying the torch, i would not recommend that. this is professional use only. >> reporter: check out this close call near dallas when a police officer slipped and fell on an icy highway as a car nearly slid into him. it's not all bad. ice fishermen are happily dropping their lines. but amber martin isn't looking for silver linings. >> i couldn't even tell
has on it. >> reporter: she's looking for a way out. travel is going to get even more difficult starting later this morning with that snowstorm developing off the east coast. drivers and fliers will be impacted. some airlines are already offering waivers. frances? >> all right, blake mccoy for us. blake, thanks. >> nbc's meteorologist bill karins the request with the coming storm. >> it's already begun. north florida is going to freezing rain. jacksonville between tallahassee, it has a chance. i've never seen an ice storm forecast like this. in north texas all the way through southern georgia, winter storm warnings right along the coast. this is primarily a storm from i-95 to the coast, all the way up through new england. but look at this ice storm forecast. this is a half inch to three quarters of an inch of ice possible in southern portions of georgia and north florida. think of the pine trees, think of all the damage that could do during the day today. and then on top of that we'll
through the carolinas and snow in the south they're not usually prepared with the trucks and salts like they are in the north. a lot of major impacts even though it's only 2 to 4 inches of snow. >> wow. >> we'll be ready, hopefully we will. bill, thank you. >> mine is bigger than yours. that is how president trump is responding to north korean leader kim jong-un's warning that he stands ready to use his nuclear button against the united states. president trump tweeting last night, i, too, have a nuclear button, but it is much bigger and more powerful than his. and my button works. major papers immediately grabbed onto that saber rattling rhetoric which launched criticism from the left and right. california congressman eric salweil tweeting help me put this lunacy in check. this is not normal. the secretary of state condaleeza rice under george w. bush said spoken like a petulent 10-year-old. >> north korea announcing kim ha
cross-border communications with seoul, proposing talks begin on tuesday. but with speculation, kim may be planning another missile test, those talks could quickly be in jeopardy. nbc's kelly cobiella has more from seoul. >> reporter: u.s. military sources tell nbc news kim jong-un might be about to test another ballistic missile. what would be a dramatic move after his surprising call for talks with south korea, saying he wants to ease tensions. south korean officials now suggesting a meeting tuesday at the most dangerous border on earth, the demilitarized zone. in these buildings known as truce village where guards stare each other down. not far from where a north korean soldier was shot in november during a desperate escape to south korea. now talk of north korea's figure skaters gliding across the border for the winter games, with kim jong-un's blessing. president trump weighing in.
are beginning to have a big impact on north korea. rocketman now wants to talk to south korea for the first time. perhaps that is good news, perhaps not. we will see. kim jong-un already claiming he has a nuclear button on his desk, that his missiles, like this one launched in november, can reach all the way to the east coast. although experts say there are still technical hurdles to cross. >> i think we have a 10% chance of a full-on war on the korean peninsula. here is the good news. i think there is still a 70% chance we can resolve this diplomatically. >> reporter: regardless of any potential talks on the olympics, the trump administration says their position hasn't changed. they say they will never accept a nuclear north korea. phillip, frances, back to you. >> kelly, thank you. >> congress is officially back in session today, ready to tackle a laundry list of items this month including a quickly approaching deadline to fund the
swear in two new democratic memb members from minnesota and alabama just as orrin hatch announced he will retire at the end of this year. let's bring in tracie potts. good morning. >> reporter: there is a long list of things that need to be dealt with immediately like the budget, the january 19th deadline. also by then congress has to figure out what to do about chip, children's health insurance, a temporary extension was included in that budget. then there is disaster relief. so, they've got some immediate things to deal with. the senate resumes today and in doing so those two new democrats that you mentioned are coming on board, doug jones of alabama and tina smith of minnesota. they will now be coming in, boosting slightly the democratic majority. but what democrats really want to talk about here is daca, protection for young immigrants brought to this country illegally. it has been a h
that protection runs out in march. there are a couple of white house officials coming to capitol hill today, but the white house insists they're here to talk about the budget, not about daca. president trump, meantime, tweeting about daca, that order that he's rolling back as of march that democrats are doing nothing. they're just interested in politics and that activists and hispanics as he says will go hard on dems and start falling in love with republicans and their president, the president says they are about results. but not quick ones when they come to daca. the focus here starting today is that budget. phillip? >> all right, tracie, thank you so much. >> investigators from the faa and the ntsb arrive in costa rica to help determine what caused a small plane to slam into a mountain tragically killing a dozen people. coast aric an authorities say united states aviation officials and the maker of the small plane will work together in the accident investigation. and we are now learning more about the victims who perished including ten americans. nbc's gabe
devastating loss. >> reporter: by all accounts, amanda geisler was fearless. 33 years old, she loved her life. >> she loved with all of her heart and she would do anything for anyone. sa >> reporter: now her family is heartbroken. >> should had this light that nobody else has. >> reporter: amanda grew up in wisconsin, a college basketball stand out, loved adventure. she had been working as a trip leader for a travel company since may. >> and that was the magic of the -- she could do things and move people. >> reporter: she was among the ten americans plus two local crew members killed sunday when a single engine airplane slammed into a mountain in costa rica. also gone in an instant the weiss family from near tampa, florida and the steinbergs from suburban, new york. >> still trying to digest it. a family goes on vacation and doesn't come back.
crashed in december. he told nbc news he didn't believe a larger safety issue with the airline. but for amanda geisler's mother -- >> amanda, i was so proud to be your mom. i love you to death. >> reporter: it's not why that matters. it's who was lost. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >> all right. time to check back with nbc meteorologist bill karins who is keeping an eye on a new blizzard warning. >> let's talk about the northeast portion of this storm. this is mostly a thursday event. winter storm warnings now for norfolk, virginia beach areas, southern portions of maryland and we are still waiting to see the impacts how badly from d.c. to philly. as of now it looks like a little bit of snow. maybe something d.c., nothing philly. it is really i-95. and the areas of eastern new england that will be hit the hardest. possibly a foot of snow. 6 to 12 inches likely from hartford to providence to boston. again, pretty good cut off line in
central new england. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. well, in the southeast today, all eyes will be on what happens with that ice storm in southern georgia and north florida. eventually it will break out into some snow throughout the carolinas. the cold air is in place in southern areas of new england waiting for the storm late tonight. of course one of the biggest dangers is going to be the high winds with the storm, power outages and the cold air behind it. i'll tell you how cold coming up. >> all right. a lot to watch. bill, thank you. the nation's biggest jackpots have swelled to a whopping $858 million. an eye popping mega millions 361 million. nobody one. it swelled to an estimated grand prize of $418 million the next drawing is on friday. so, if your game is powerball, tonight may be your chance. the next monster jackpot of over $440 million. >> 2018 is shaping up to have more female candidates for public office than ever
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friends walking through a japanese forest, a place known as a destination for suicides. >> do you think that's real? >> reporter: the video viewed by millions before it was deleted showed a body hanging, an apparent suicide victim. >> i should have never posted the video. i should have put the cameras down. >> reporter: forbes ranked paul fourth as highest youtube stars. he made 12 1/2 million dollars in a year. some are looking to push the envelope. >> because there is so much competition for that ad money and for the clicks, they're going out of their way to shock the viewer. >> in his written apology, paul says, i didn't do it for views. i get views. i did it because i thought i could make a positive ripple on the internet. >> you never stood next to a dead guy? >> reporter: mental health experts say showing a dead guy doesn't raise awareness about suicide. >> if somebody sees a harmful image, it could impact the distress they are experiencing.
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straight ahead on "news 4 today," why your kids' bus could be late this morning all because of the cold. we're working for you to help track those delays. then, chris, it is very cold this morning. we're not even talking about the wind chills. look at the actual temperatures. 4 degrees dulles, manassas is only at 1 degree so they could
chills today, we're talking about actual temperatures being below ten degrees. >> before we get to that, got some school delays to tell you about. in northeast d.c. the cold is causing some plumbing issues at archbish archbishop. page county and frederick county on a two-hour delay. the same goes for berkeley and jefferson counties in west virginia. let's send it over to sheena to see, boy, what we're in for today. >> i mean, when you walk outside, it actually does feel in many areas colder than yesterday. take a look as we go through the morning though. for the suburbs we'll be staying, these are actual temperatures, below 10 degrees until 7:00 a.m. then rising into the 20s by lunchtime. look at what it's like outside right now. this is the actual temperature because the wind this morning is not really a factor. 16 degrees washington, 9 frederick, 1 degree in manassas. manassas could drop below zero.