tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN January 20, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PST
. >> breaking news, a deadly terrorist attack in pakistan. gunmen stormed a university. at least 21 students killed. we are there live. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. they launched an attack in northwest pakistan. explosion and gunfire at a
university. officials say at least 21 people are dead. four attackers have been killed. and if just the last few minutes, there has been a claim of responsibility from the pakistani taliban. let's get the latest on this situation. alexander field is watching developments. what's the latest? >> we are learning minutes ago the pakistani group is taking claim for a deadly attack in 2014 on a school that left more than 140 people dead. 'children. again, this grew now saying they are the one was terrorized a university in northwest pakistan just this morning. it happened when an explosion was heard at bacha khan university. officials connected to the school now saying at least 21 kill. but it is far too soon to be
able to determine how many have been injured and if there are additional fatalities. they say four attackrs unleashed fire on the school have been killed that after troops took positions around the campus an even on rooftops. they say two of the attackers were kill by sniper fire. what is not clear at this point is if there were four attackers in total or if there could be aditional attackers still on that campus him we do know that security forces have been conducting sweeps of the xarks going block by block, corner by corner. there were 3,000 students with 600 guests. they were there to celebrate the poet bacha khan the namesake founded if 2012. >> this comes after a dead aliing a on a school. you said they were goingroom
toroom sweeping the area right now. has there been any sign of gunfire recently? >> we hat heard earlier from journalists that they were hearing continued gunfire him we haven't heard more recent reports of gunfire him it seems the security forces were engaging the attackers him we were also earlier hearing reports of continued explosions. we have not heard in the last hour or so any of those continued reports. but certainly, we will all have to wait for the pakistani military to say when this operation has officially been completed, when these students and administrators are no longer in harm's way. we are beginning the hear from students what were inside. up with young man said he actually watched his professor getting hit by a lull et when he was telling people to stay inside, take coffee amount tenuous situation that's tough to imagine, john. >> simply terrifying, wa can cha khan university, alexander
field itself is watching developments for us. we will stay updated throughout the morning. cruz is locked in with donald trump, 12 days before the caucuses is hit with a double dose of bad news. first, iowa governor urged the state's voters to pick anybody but cruz, anybody but cruz. but then just hours later, sarah palin threw her endorsement to trump. cnn has the latest from iowa. >> reporter: good morning, sarah palin's endorsement of donald trump could go a long way in firing up the conservative base of the republican party. it comes just at the time that donald trump and ted cruz are essentially deadlocked in iwest virginia so this endorsement now has a big potential to suck a lot of the oxygen out of the
room for ted cruz in iowa. where he has slowly been billing momentum. sarah pamen endorsed cruz for the 2012 campaign. she alluded to that fact. here's what she said while endorsing donald trump. >> only one candidate's record of success proves he is the master of the art of the deal. he is beholden to now one but we the people. how refreshing. he is perfectly positioned to let you make america great again. are you ready no that, iowa? [ cheers ] no more pussy footing around. our troops deserve the best. you deserve the best. he is from the private sector, fought a politician. can i get a hallelujah? >> hallelujah. >> reporter: ted cruz trying to downplay the significance of this endorsement. to note, it's not the only blow he is now dealing with. iowa's long-term and well respected governor, his coming out and essentially telling iowa
caucus-goers to not support cruz. >> he hasn't supported renewable fuels and i believe that would be a big mistake for iowa to support him. >> reporter: and ted cruz, again, trying really hard to dismiss the scene that this is another sign the republican establishment is now in panic mode but all of the together, certainly, rightly needs to take a lot of the wend out of the sails for ted cruz, especially in iwest virginia john, christine. >> thank you so much. a ton going on on the republican side. if new hampshire, bernie sanders with a 27-point lead over hillary clinton in that state. >> that according to a brand-new cnn-poll. that's up 17 points from last night. last month. these dramatic numbers are already beginning to influence the race in iowa. that's where cnn's jeff zeleny picks up the story. >> reporter: john and christine,
bernie sander's bomb spell poll findings in new hampshire is having a ricocheting effect here in iowa as well. it is raising the stakes for hillary clinton to perform well in this critical caucus state. bernie sanders is campaigning all across iowa. he's making one pitch to voters more than anything else. he is trying to tell them he, in fact, can win. he is reading his poll numbers, sort of in a donald-like trump fashion. we caught up with him and asked him why it's so important. >> one of the major ob stablgs we face, people say bern boerne i like you personally. you can't win the general election. so what we have to explain is that pop after poll has me further ahead of drumpb and other republicans and secretary clinton that, in fact, for us to win and retain the white house and regain the senate, we need a large voter turnout. to get a large voter turnout, there has to be excitement and
enthusiasm at the grass roots level. i think that is our xampbl we can bring out a large voter turnout. when we do that, it's fought onnot only winning the white house, it's the senate races as well. >> these caucuses are so important because they are behind in new hampshire. it explains why both candidates will be blanketing the states, over the week, often in the same time in the same town as they fight for the final days of the iowa caucus campaign. >> jeff, thanks, so much. new video this morning of the two, of two of the americans freed by iran in last weekend's prisoner swap. the washington post put up this light hearted video of jason rezaian and his wife. so nice to see them smiling and foreman marine amir hekmati. he spoke at the medical center. he is receiving medical
treatment. phil, it was really interesting to hear that former marine tell us what it had been like behind percent for so long. >> yeah, he looked and sound very well. he did want to talk about his gratitude. he was so thankful for all the efforts to get him out and he talked about the surprise of suddenly finding himself in this situation. he wasn't expecting it. he said up until very recent attacks and if an iranian prison and when they first came to him and told him to pack his things, he said he didn't believe them. he also described the long tense wait from that home up until the point they finally got on the plane which took them out. take a listen. >> up until the last second, we were already concerned. we were put in a small room.
we had no telephone or access or information. we kept being told we will be taking off in two hours. two became 60. >> he also talked about how he got through the experience. he said it was down to the support that he knew existed outside the prison. the word that he was hearing about efforts back in the u.s. to secure his freedom. he wasn't the only run with that heard about it. he said other iranian captors did as well hchl esaid his captors, the people holding him there, were quite
>> so striking in gratitude. the iranian guards, they were surprised that the american people cared so much about the prisoner, which if it's own way is wonderful to hear. phil plaque. thank you. time for an "early start" on your money. . here are three ways to get smart ant about your money in a wild market. don't panic. by the time you sell you pay have missed your chance. one effort is to diversify.
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. >> the latest on our breaking news the pakistani taliban claiming responsibility for a terrorist attack on a university if northwest pakistan. officials say at least 21 people are dead in this assault on bacha khan university in charsadda. overnight michigan governor rick snyder apologized to the people of flint in a state of the state address. he promised to do everything to solve the city's contaminated water supply. >> the government failed you. federal, state and local leaders played right into the trust you
placed in us. i'm sorry, most of all, they let you down. you deserve better. you deserve accountability. you deserve to know that the buck stops here with me. you deserve to know the truth and it's going to be up to me to tell the truth. >> he is receiving a lightning rod over his handling of the water crisis. other state lawmakers step up as well. let's get more. >> reporter: union, christine, governor rick snider anoungs last announcing last night they will get through their water crisis. almost immediately, that's not nearly enough. it's not criticism of rick
snyder for not doing enough. as he was speaking, hundreds of protest, outside the capital building are holding another day of angry protests, calling for his resignation. he will fought resign but will quote fix this. at some point residents were inside, missing was flint mayor karen weave, who instead met on tuesday with president obama in washington. the president announcing the team from the department of health and human services will influence a response. the e also defending its response to the situation on tuesday, finger pointing, instead, at the state and local officials. in the meantime, two new class action lawsuits filed by residents in flint alleging they were let down by every single branch of government. john, christine. >> michigan governor also addressing the ongoing crisis in public schools in detroit.
teachers plan another mass sick out today over overcrowding, remorable working conditions. governor snyder in his state of the state says choice schools are in need of transformational change and the time to sakt now. a baltimore judge today will consider a motion by prosecutors seeking to force police officer william porter to testify against other officers charged in the death of freddie gray. porter's first trial ended in december with a hung jury. his retrial is scheduled for june. six baltimore officers are being tried separately in connection with gray's death. the coast guard suspended its search for 12 marines. after five days around the clock searching for survivors, all four life rafts that were on board the choppers were found. a widespread debris field was spotted on the ocean floor. but no bodies have been recovered.
>> happening now, getting recalled to sit down with kerry and lauvrov in zurich. >> reporter: good morning. it is going to be a very important meeting, a range of topics, according to russians, but the post-pressing issue will be syria without a doubt. the u.n. sponsored talks on syria are due to begin if just five days, monday if geneva, switzerland. right now, that's in question. why is it if question? well the u.n. much thanks to the efforts of lavrov and secretary
kerry immediately before christmas passed a resolution whereby they agreed there would be talks if early january based on the opposition if syria, getting face-to-face talks with the government and president bashar al-assad. they would agree to hold elections if 18 months. that was based on getting a cease-fire and it's based on the groups which represent the opposition and that's where the sticking pointed is at the moment. this town backs a number of syrian groups to help form a soelgs coalition of syrian rebel groups however, immediately before christmas, a main rebel group backed by the saudi, the lead with that group it's a polarizing view of who should be there. they may be able to put a close on this.
unless they can do this, then the talks due to begin in five days can't get under way, unless the u.n. resolution says, absolutely, if january these talks, the peace process will start to unravel. >> a crucial meeting. thank you for that, nic robertson. keep us posted. a deadly attack inside a university in pakistan. new details, new information right after the break. "why are you checking your credit score?"
breaking news this morning, a deadly terror attack at a university in pakistan. at least 21 students killed, just if a claim of responsibility 679 we are live. welcome ba to "early start." >> it's 30 minutes past the hour. breaking news, militants launch a deadly attack in northwest pakistan in the city of charsadda. there was gunfire on the campus of chaech khan university. four attackers have been killed. if just the last half hour, there has now been a claim of responsibility from the pakistani taliban. for the latest on this still developing situation, i want to bring in cnn's alexander fields, she is live for us if new delhi. what can you tell us?
>> reporter: well, the pakistani taliban is taking responsible saying this is in retaliation for a recent government operation. a lot of people will remember, of course, the group, another vicious attack on another school that happened back in 2014. more than 140 people kill that time. 'small school children. the same group now saying they are the ones that say they stormed a nearby university this morning. it started with the sound of an explosion at the main gate of the university. after that, a torrent of gunfire. we are hearing from students that one of them saw a professor struck by a bullet. pakistani forces moved in. but getting on top of it. there was heavy fog. visibility was tough. we know they were up on the rooftop of the building to try and battle these attackers. they killed four attackers if total, according to government officials. two of the attackers taken out by sniper fire.
at this point while they are confirming four attackers have not been killed, they have not determined whether or not that is the total number of attackers who set foot on that campus this morning. so what they are doing is sweeping this campus. going corner by corner, block by block the kind of operation you often see in these cases where you just don't know how many people you could be fighting. right now the school is confirnlg at least 21 people have been kill. but there are reports from the ground this number could certainly go up. it is simply too soon to tell how many people have been injured in the hail of gunfire this morning, christine. >> thank you for that. >> all right. what a 24 hour period in the race for republican president, one that ted cruz would like to forget. they told voters, go for anyone but ted cruz and ten an alaskan size endorsement. sarah palin, the former republican tom knee for vice
president. the former governor of alaska. tea part favorite. she threw her support to donald trump. cnn has the latest from iowa. >> reporter: good morning, john, christine, sarah palin's endorsement of donald trump could go a long way in firing up the conservative base of the republican party. it comes just the same that donald trump and ted cruz are essentially deadlocked in iowa. so this endorsement now has a big potential to suck a lot of the oxygen out of the room for ted cruz in iowa, where he has slowly been building momentum. sarah palin endorsed ted cruz for his 2012 senate campaign. she briefly alluded to that fact. here's what she said while when doorsing donald trump. >> only one candidate's success proves he is the master of the art of the deal. he is beholden to no one but we the people. how refrerk he has perfectly positioned to let you make america great again. are you ready for that, iowa?
[ cheers ] >> no more pussy fut footing around. our troops deserve the best. you deserve the best. he is from the private sector, not a politician. can i get a hallelujah? >> hallelujah. >> reporter: and ted cruz really trying to downplay the significance of this endorsement. but to note, it's not the only blow he is now dealing with. iowa's long term and well respected governor. this coming out and essentially telling the iowa caucus-goers to not support cruz. >> he hasn't supported renewable fuels and i believe that would be a big mistake for iowa to support him. >> reporter: and ted cruz, again, trying really hard to dismiss the scene that this is another 69 i sign the republican establishment is if panic mode, but all of this together certainly threatened to take a lot of the wind out of the sails for ted cruz, especially in iowa. john, christine. >> all right.
thank you for that stunning new poll numbers on the democratic side. in new hampshire, bernie sanders now has a 27-point lead over hillary clinton. that according to a brand-new cnnwor poll 60-33. that is up 17 point from last month. the dramatic numbers from new hampshire are already beginning to influence the race in iowa. that's where cnn's jeff zeleny picks up the story. >> reporter: john, christine, bernie sander's bomb shelled poll finding in in africa showing him up 27 points is having a rick shag effect in iowa as well. it is raising the stakes for hillary clinton to perform well in this critical caucus state. bernie sanders is campaigning all across iowa. he is making one pitch to voters more than anything else. he is trying to tell them he can win. he is reading his poll numbers, sort of in a donald trump-like fashion. we caught with up with him in iowa and asked him why it's so important he gives this message. >> one of the major obstacles we
face is people say, well, bernie, i like your ideas, i like you personally. but you can't win. you can't win the general election. what we have to explain is poll after poll has me further ahead of drurn and other republicans than secretary clinton that, in fact, for us to win and retain the white house and regain the senate, we feed a large voter turnout. to get a large voter turnout, there has to be excitement and enthusiasm at the grass roots level. i think that is our campaign. we can bring out a large voter turnout. when we do that, it's not only winning the white house. it is winning governor's race, senate race and house races as well: >> the clinton campaign realizes how important these caucuses are. it explains why both candidates will be blanketing the states and even at the same as they fight in the final days of the iowa caucus campaign.
john, christine. >> jeff, thanks. few video this mother-in-law of two of the prisoners freed in tehran. overnight a former a person spoke at the medical center. he is receiving a remarkable precedent there to be quite honest. joining us with more outside the airbase. phil, really, interesting to hear how forceful and strong he sounded. i know they're all going through the integration process. he sounded like someone who wants to come home. >> reporter: he really did, didn't he? he looked and sounded well, he said, that's how he was feeling having experiencing the release to find himself free in this way. he was asked how bad the experience was. he said, that wasn't good. he didn't want to go into the
details of how challenging the whole experience was. at one point he did talk about the pressure he was placed under and described as inhumane and unjust. really the overwhelming theme of his words here last night was dprat tude. he said he felt blessed. let's take a listen to him now in his own words. >> i feel extremely lucky, alive for the first time in a long time and very humble at everybody's support from the president to congress to my fellow marines and especially my family, who have really gone through so much throughout this time. >> reporter: amir hekmati also spoke about the surprise that this has all happened so quickly. he said up until very recently, he thought he would be spending ten years in prison. when they fairs i first came to him the other day and told him to get his things together, he didn't believe them him it wasn't until the aircraft was out of iranian airspace he
started to relax. now he's here in germany, he says he feels reborn. christine. >> reborn. we wish him the best of luck as he goes back to his family in michigan. thanks for that. this morning, confirmation from isis the man known as jihadi john is dead. he was killed in northern syria if an airstrike last year. he had appeared in several isis beheading videos. military officials identified h him. they said it was certain he had been killed in an attack near rajka. a new civilian death toll in iraq. it says 19,000 civilians were killed between january, 2014 and october 2015. much of the suffering attributed to isis. which has declared an islamic caliphate across stretches of iraq and neighboring syria. it reports isis holds about 3500 slaves, many women and children
used as sex slaves. the u.s. people court will settle the dispute between states and the obama administration over the president's executive power to shield some 5ple immigrants from deportation of his efforts to do so. opponents claim president obama overstepped his authority. the high court decision sets the stage for what could be a landmark ruling t. case will be argued in april. the ruling expected. 40 minutes past the hour. stock futures pointing to a scary open. the dow tanking 376.in the free market, guys. a big losses if europe and asia as well t. problem here is crude. crude oil prices sink again. now down some 70% since the highs of $100 bucks a. few report says the world is drowning in oil and prices will keep dropping. the international agency stills the supply will significantly outpace demand thanks to a bunch of factors.
iran's new oil exports, increased non-opec nations. warmer climate and economic head winds if china, brazil, russia. all of that is putting money into your wallet. the national average for a gallon of regular is $1.87. ar aa says that's the lowest since february of 2009. 401k fought so great t. weekly monthly budget for gas, great. we are following a deadly terrorist attack at a university. at least 21 students killed. new details coming in by the minute. plus, michigan's governor promises to fix the water crisis in flint. hear what he had to say overnight. is that enough to satisfy his constituents? that's next.
>> breaking news this morning. the pakistani taliban claiming responsibility for a terrorist attack on a university if northwest pakistan. officials say 21 people are dead in the assault on bacha khan university in charsadda. four of the attackers were killed. officials say the military operation is ongoing. overnight, michigan governor rick snyder apologized to the people of flint in his state of the state address. >> government failed you. federal, state and local leaders
by breaking the trust you placed in us. i'm sorry, most of all, that i let you down. you deserve better. you deserve accountability. you deserve to know the buck stops here with pe. most of all, you deserve to know the truth. i have a responsible to tell the truth. >> the governor has become a lightening rod over his criticism of that water crisis. in his speech, spieder urged state lawmakers to step up as well. >> john, christine, governor rick snyder announced last night he is asking michigan state law makers to set aside $28 million to help the people of flint get through their water crisis. almost immediately, flint said that was not nearly enough. it does not meet the estimates it will take to fix the pipes leeching lead into the water. just another criticism of rick snyder for not doing enough
during this crisis and as he was speaking, runs of protesters outside the capital building are holding angry protests calling for his resignation. he says he will not design but will fix this. at some point residents were inside, missing was flint mayor karen weaver works instead met on tuesday with president obama in washington. the president announcing that the team from the department of health and human services will be arriving in flint today to help coordinate the federal response. the e also defending its response to this situation on tuesday, fing were pointing, instead, at the -- finger pointing, instead, at local officials. meantime, two class action lawsuits filed by residents if flint alle in flint, alleging they were let down by every management in the government.
>> in detroit, teachers plan a mass sick out to protest what they say are deplorable working conditions and include overcrowding and lack of building maintenance. at least five schools will be closed. governor snidener his state of the state address says detroit schools are in need of transformational change and the time to act is now arnlts baltimore judge today will consider a judge to seek to force a police officer william porter to testify against other officers charged in the death of freddie gray. porter's first trial ended if december with a hung jury. -his retrial is scheduled for june. six baltimore officers are being tried separately in connection with gray's death. the coast guard called off the rescue operation after five days of around the clock searching for the (s. all four life craft on board the copper were found. a widespread debris field was spotted on the ocean floor.
but no bodies have been recovered. the cause of that crash is still uncovered. a major snowstorm headed straight for the coast. >> good morning. yes, winter storm warnings are in place it could bring in moderate snow showers in the river valley t. best we could do is short lived beyond that. the tension turns off towards the eastern seaboard friday night in saturday. a couple outcomes, it really could play a significant number on the amount of snowfall. right now, tis historically accurate from areas around washington, to richmond, roanoke with the potential of 1-and-a-half to 2 feet of snowfall. new york maybe six to ten
inches. boston, even lesser apples down to around 5 inches. that being the european model. look what happens to the american model. it brings the bulls eye over two feet. right over washington, with limited amounts. you work farther to the forth. let's take a look at this verifys. these amounts of snow totals would put you in the top three record for heaviest snow maker in washington, d.c. history. >> wow. all right. >> interesting the europeans might know more about american weather him i'm not sure how that works. >> all right. another forecast for you. it's looking like an ugly day for marks around the dploevenl really ugly. there is one stock set to jump today. you might already own it. we'll get an early start. >> why don't i own it?
in a short time, john kerry sits down with sergei lavrov and discussing eastern ukraine. cnn international editor nic robertson joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, john the russians say this will include discussions ability syria, ability ukraine, about iran, north korea. i think syria is likely to dominate. why? because there is a looming deadline to get the next phase of the syria talks up and running. >> that is monday next week, five days from now in geneva. this is when, according to the u.n., that all the parties should be sitting down to begin to talk about a peace deal with syria. sergei lavrov, secretary of state john kerry were key in getting that u.n. resolution, diplomatic resolution before christmas. the principle will be aimed at the opposition if syria would sit down with the government that they would get into talks
that there would be a cease-fire. >> that there would be a new constitution in six months, that there would be elections, free and fair to an international standard elections in 18 months, a peace road map to syria. that potentially at the moment is falling apart because it's fought clear who those opposition groups are that will represent the opposition. this is somethinger isgy lavrov and secretary of state john kerry can weigh in on. of course, the saudi versus played a significant role in that recently. they brought together a lot of rebel groups to riyadh in saudi arabia just before christmas. it got them all to agree that they were the representatives of the rebel groups. however, the, one of the senior commanders backed by the saudis was killed, very likely, at a russian airstrike not long before christmas. russia's idea of how the peace
can be achieved and how they think the correct rebel opposition groups are and who the other states are at the moment. that's in dispute. secretary kerry and lavrov may be able narrow the gap there. if not, these talks the u.n. says should happen, must happen in january. then those talks would begin to unravel and so unravel the peace process halfway down to syria. >> syrian diplomacy coming fresh off the prisoner swap in iran. the nuclear deal has worked. nic robertson, thanks, so much. north korea's latest nuclear test did not add to the technical capability. he says everything north korea is doing continues to be alarming and provoking and we continue to watch it closely. experts have rejected north korea's claim the january 6th test was a hydrogen bomb. they say it was more likely an enhanced form of a conventional atomic bomb.
actress kate dell castillo is under investigation after his interview with el chapo. they want to know if cash was used to finance her u.s. tequila business. both parties make reference to being if business together. she has been ordered to meet with investigators and has not been charged with a crime. time for your money news, wall street bracing for a deep drop this morning. dow futures plunging more than 300 points ahead of the opening. they open at 9:30 eastern time. urine is lower. asia, a big sell-off in asia oil prices are to blame. crude is below $28 a barrel right now. shares of netflix are set to pop t. company now has 75 million subscribers world wide. 75 million. netflix says 4 million people joined internationally last year. recently announced plans to expand into 130 new markets.
just about the only place can you not find netflix is china. look at that up 139%. it's now down some 20% from it's high last year. microsoft is bringing minecraft into the classroom. they are laurening a new version of this super popular game this summer. part of a deal to acquire an existing teaching platform. they bought it in 2014. instructors can use the new program for coding, math, civil engineering. it will let students work on assignments inside and outside of the classroom. i tell you, there are two schools of thought. a lot of kids learn minecraft. a lot of people don't let them play it because they think it's a videogame. >> i think you got to get somewhere in between. you can't let it play forever andever. >> the thing about minecraft.
i'm a huge fan. i heard some eng fearing folks saying it's like fought letting your kid play sports until they're 15. then it's too late, right? you let them start early. >> if you let them play minecraft, they won't play sports until they're 15. that's the thing. "early start" starts right now. deadly breaking news in pakistan gunmen stormed a university. at least 21 students are killed. there is a new claim of responsibility. we have live new information. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." >> it is wednesday, january 20th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking news, armed militants launching a deadly attack on a university in the city of charsadda if northwest pakistan. there were explosions on the campus of bacha khan university. officials say at least 21 people are dead and four attackers have been killed. in just the last half hour,
there has been a claim of responsibility by the taliban. we want to bring if cnn's alexander field live in new delhi. is the situation under control or is there still activity there. >> >> reporter: we are toll the gunfire has subside, that there have been no additional reports of explosion, pakistani security forces are still sweeping the xurks going room by room. they have fought given us the all clear. what is of utmost importance is whether or not all of the attackers have been killed. four attackers were killed. the security forces were fighting them through heavy fog, through the rooftops of the campus in the northwestern part of pakistan. they say two attackers were killed by sniper fireworks people on xis report hearing a barrage of bullets this morning. it first started when they heard the explosion