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laid special environmentally friendly traps. business, she says, has never been better. so he's attracted and climbs through this opening and they walk towards where food is and then falls through the hatch. >> take a good long look. this is what happens when a rat gets a little too comfortable around humans. >> reporter: this is the window that so worried remmi and his father. a really shock confronted with a real problem. authorities are determined to get it under control. that means ensuring there's no more than one rat inhabitant. melissa bell, paris. good morning, i'm alison kosik. i'm sitting in for christi paul. >> chris was eve. good morning to you.
i'm victor blackwell. this morning, the warning about isis threats on american soils with churches being the potential target. >> the fbi issuing a bulletin telling law enforcement agencies to be on alert of suspicious activity. cnn's polo sandoval is following this for us. poll polo, tell us about the warning for the u.s. and the timing? >> good morning, guys, the bum tin was issued by the fbi and the department of homeland security. the bulletin is clear there's no specific credible threat against any target in the u.s. but nonetheless, it's calling for state and law enforcement agencies to increase their level of alert, particularly after the attack in berlin. they've called out for what they believe is chatter on several law enforcement agencies. as a result, they are encouraging people to remain on high alert. there's also what they believe
to be a posting of several -- on a pro-isis website which includes and aimed at several churches across the country. there is essentially call for attacks on churches. again, the main point, officials are stressing there's no credible threat against any locations. these bulletins not really new during the holiday season, we've seen this happen before. what is different here, though, it specifically calls out for churches the ultimate in soft targets. victor and alison, typically what we see from these bulletins some of these threats by officials against, for example, military, or perhaps law enforcement. but again, main point that officials are making this christmas eve. don't necessarily be afraid, just be on alert as you head out with your loved ones, guys. >> polo, thanks. >> you bet. all right, breaking details this morning in the berlin christmas market attack. a senior counterterrorism official tells cnn, the attacker
had hallmarks of being on the run alone when he was killed in a shoot-out with police in milan yesterday. this new information is emerging as the new individual of anis amri pledging allegiance to isis begins to circulate now. in this video, anis said he will serve abu bakr al baghdadi and plans to shelter all crusaders slaughtering muslims every day. one of the victims, the italian woman, has just been transported to rome. >> our nina dos santos joins us from milan where the woman died. i understand you've spoken with counters terrorism officials, how did authorities conclude that he escaped alone. that he was on the run alone? >> reporter: well, they don't know definite, or didn't have any help, what they are saying, victor, they don't have any evidence of him having any help.
they're basing that on cttv footage that they found of him passing through a train station on his way towards the suburb, in the northeastern part of milan. what they've said, they've seen him alone passing through the stations that cue into the northwestern station and the where he managed to catch a bus and end up in this rather random car park outside of another big train station. we do know that buses do depart from this car park towards the balkans. he know there are jihadist networks operating in the balkans. we do know that anis amri arrived in italy, he spent four years in a jail in sicily. members of his own family are speculating he may have been radicalized in that very jail south of italy. was he heading south? was he heading back to his native tunisia? we don't know that either.
i can tell you that buses depart from this area to nigeria, we saw one depart yesterday evening, those are the lines of investigation that authorities are trying to piece together from here. no evidence they moment that he had any help when it comes to what he had on his person, they also say that his belongings are rather scarce. he had three pairs of trousers, one on top of another. a backpack. no cell phone no credit cards, just over $1,000 in euro, in cash. they're trying to figure out, where was he going. had he just managed to grab those belongings and headed on the run? >> nina, we know anis amri's mother is speaking exclusively with cnn. what are we learning from that conversation? >> reporter: yeah, she spoke to cnn yesterday in the immediate aftermath of learning that her son had died in this gun battle with two italian officers. she said that she didn't believe he was a terrorist. she said that authorities should
have apprehended him and not killed him. then they would have had more information as to exactly whether he was radicalized, what he was doing. let's have a listen to what he had to say. >> translator: i want the truth about what happened to my son. i want the tunisian and german government to tell me what happened to my son. we want the truth about my son. he died as a suspect and the truth died with him. they think he was a terrorist? no. my son was not a terrorist. they should have arrested him and conducted an investigation. >> reporter: members of anis amri's family said she hadn't had contact with him for several years since he left his native tunisia, europe. in the meantime, you heard the mother talking about how german authorities should give her information. well german authorities are here on italian soil working with italian agents to try to piece
together how he made it from berlin to italy. bark to you. >> thank you so much. is there is new diplomatic fallout this morning after the u.s. refused to veto a highly controversial u.n. resolution defying fresh from israel and also from president-elect trump. israel says it will not comply with the new resolution which condemned the construction of israeli settlement in east jerusalem and the west bank. and now israel is retaliating against two of the countries that sponsor the measure. it's also offering sharp parting words for the obama administration. cnn's oren liebermann had the latest from jerusalem. oren, what are you hearing? what's the reaction from israelis, especially the half million or so who are settled in the west bank of east jerusalem. including 60,000 americans in those areas as well? >> well, they're furious just like prime minister benjamin netanyahu is furious. not only at the u.n. and security council members who introduced this resolution but
also at president barack obama for not vetoing this resolution. we have never seen criticism like this coming from benjamin netanyahu aimed at president obama. we knew these two didn't get along. this is a rapid deterioration of that administration. the obama administration not only failed to protect israel against this gangup at the u.n., it colluded with it behind the scenes. israel looking forward to working with president-elect trump and with all of our friends in congress, republicans and democrats alike to negate the harmful effects of this absurd resolution. netanyahu is saying that israel won't abide by the resolution. and has made it obvious he's done working with obama and is also looking forward to president-elect trump. the palestinian leadership is rejoicing at this resolution. they say it's long overdue to hold israel responsible for settlements in the west bank and eastern jerusalem. >> thank you for that report. let's continue the conversation
with cnn politics reporter eugene scott. good morning, eugene. you look at the obama administration and its relationship specifically, president obama's relationship with prime minister netanyahu. it hasn't been good over the past eight years. and this is just kind of an end -- this is ending on an ugly note. the perception here is that president obama did pretty much make a parting shot. kind of giving netanyahu the finger on his way out the door. >> yes. based on what you just shared, this is not that big of a surprise. i think people would have liked to have seen things in more positively, those who are more sympathetic to conserve tiff movements in israel. but president barack obama has made it known, repeatedly, that he would prefer a two-state solution to what we have happening right now. and this is not a position that prime minister netanyahu has shared. >> you look at what the u.s.
ambassador of the u.n. samantha power said after abstaining from the vote. listen to this. >> israeli settlement activity in territories occupied in 1967 up undermines israel's security. harms the viability of a negotiated two-state outcome. and erodes prospects for peace and stability in the region. today, the security council reaffirmed its established consensus that settlements have no legal valladaliditvalidity. the united states has been sending a message that the settlements must top publicly and privately for nearly four decades. >> she said that the vote was consistent with the president's position in past years, at least going all the way back to ronald reagan. many people are saying, well, why the backlash now? >> well, the backlash now, i think, is in part, because we do have a new president-elect in
control. who will soon be in about four weeks and congress as well is that is definitely more sympathetic to what we're seeing coming from the israeli government. president barack obama as just mentioned hasn't done anything significantly different from blah past u.s. governments have done. but i think there are people who got behind trump, who would like to see a more right turn in israel. and would have liked to see president obama and the u.s. government be simpympathetic to that towards the end of the year. >> are wandering, you know, after watching what happened in syria and aleppo specifically why the u.n. went ahead and took this action. took it in such a way when you look at the chamber applauding when this resolution passed. why the u.n. didn't take action. any condemnation about syria. that could be part of the reason why you saw president-elect trump jumping in and tweeting
this yesterday saying as to the u.n., things will be different an january 20th. do you think this is a warning that trump may pull financial support from the u.n.? >> i think it's possible, based on what he has campaigned on in the past. he's given reason to believe that he definitely thinks the united states nations is not spending money in the way that he thinks best benefits american interests and allies. he's also called on people to his team. especially his nominated ambassador to israel that would be more simple get touk a right shift. and he thinks the direction in which prime minister netanyahu wants to take the country, it's more consistent with his ideas for not only the u.n. but u.s./israeli relations as well. >> eugene, thank you for waking up early with us and giving your perspective. nice letters, tweeting nods of agreements and threats of nuclear components.
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square. with christmas celebrations as they get under way with that crowd. >> we're going to continue to watch that throughout the morning. president-elect donald trump released a letter that he received from russia's president vladimir putin. a week after it was written. in this letter, president putin's hopes to restore u.s./russia's relations. >> what does all of this mean for the future of nuclear policy? cnn's chief mrilt cal correspondent dana bash has more details. >> victor and alison, anyone watching the to'ing and fro'ing from vladimir putin to donald trump about nice letters and nuclear arms race should rightly not know what's going on but that could be the point. each trying to keep the upper hand. it's one thing, though, doing that negotiating business deals, it's quite different when talking about nuclear arsenal.
>> reporter: a dear mr. trump letter from russia's vladimir putin released this morning by the transition. i hope that after you assume the position as president of the united states of america, we will be able, by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner, to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation. today, trump called a very nice letter from vladimir putin. the date on putin's letter, december 15th, more than a week ago, releasing it now could be design dodd lower the temperature, after his own explosive comments hours earlier. threatening to engage in a nuclear arms race. during a commercial break, trump called a pajama-clad msnbc host sitting on an oddly cozy set, let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all. trump's incoming press secretary
explained it. >> there are countries around the globe right now talking about their need for capacity. the president is going to put their security and safety first. it's not going to worry about how he's going to do it. >> reporter: an unorthodox approach to just about everything should be a surprise to no one. it's what trump's campaign was all about. >> things have to change. and they have to change right now. >> reporter: now, that change means threatening to roll back decades of diplomatic work on nuclear arms control and shaking things up on the domestic front, too. trump sent lockheed into a home tear tailspin about the costs of f-35 fighters. but some of trump's rhetoric feels different now that the shoe is on the president-elect's foot. >> you look at that foundation, it's pure theft and fewer crookedness. >> reporter: he relentlessly attacked the clintons on pay for
play on their charitable foundation which does good works like global health initiatives. now, his son eric suspended his own foundation to avoid allegations of pay for play which trump lamented on twitter. saying my wonderful son eric will no longer be allowed to raise money for children with cancer because of a possible conflict in my presidency. isn't this is a ridiculous shame? he loves he's kids. has raised millions of dollars for them and now must stop. and then how he spend it time, on the links with tiger woods. >> we don't have time for this. >> to be fair, since becoming a candidate, trump has not spent that much time playing golf, especially since his website lists 17 branded trump golf
courses around the globe. trump said during the campaign, he loves golf, he thinks tiger woods is one of the greats but he doesn't have time to play. maybe now that he has the weight of being president-elect on his shoulders, trump is realizing that even presidents need a mental break from time to time. alison and victor. >> dana bash, thanks so much. coming up, we have an update on "star wars" actress carrie fisher after she suffered an in-flight cardiac arrest. thin 1. and they save you 50% on most current at&t, t-mobile, and verizon rates. why is this one twice as much? this one right here has 1% more needles. why pay twice as much for only a 1% difference? we'll take this one. can you hear that? (vo) don't let a 1% difference cost you twice as much. happy holidays to you and your family. for people with hearing loss, switch to sprint today. visit sprintrelay.com
breaking news in the berlin attack investigation. tunisian state tv is reporting there have been three arrests connected to berlin attacker anis amri who killed 12, injured 48. the three men between the ages of 18 and 27, they're described as terrorist elements. we're going to have more for you as soon as we get it. all right. we have an update on "star wars" actress carrie fisher. the actress' brother told cnn she's in stable condition, but she is still in icu. now fisher suffered a full cardiac arrest when she was on a flight from london to los angeles. her "star wars" co-star, mark hamill tweeted this in support of her recovery. as if 2016 couldn't get any worse, sending all my love to
carrie fisher. a plane caring the minnesota vikings skids off an icy runway and airport is forced to use a fire truck ladder to get them off the plane. >> this never happened? >> you're right. >> ahh! >> keep going. >> they seem to be enjoying this. some of the players thrilled maybe. even sharing the video on their team website. this happened at the appleton international airport in wisconsin last night. good news here, no one was hurt. here's what happened, the jet was taxiing to the gate when a rear wheel slid off the runway, got stuck and all of this happened. the vikings are in wisconsin to take on the packers today. but they're okay. this is terrible timing for the philippines. a super typhoon now bearing down on the island nation. it is set to make landfall on christmas day. when many christians in the philippines will be celebrating the holiday. it's currently the category of a
five hurricane and expected to strengthen even from here. right now, we're seeing winds at 150 miles an hour. up to 8 inches of rain to hit the area. when we come back -- corruption. a failed coup, civil war and terror attacks. we're going to count down the top stories around the world -- next. incredible bladder protection in a pad this thin, i didn't...
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fbi is issuing a new warning about possible isis attacks. right here at home. the potential targets, churches and holiday gatherings. >> bulletin was sent friday to law enforcement after a pro-isis website published a list of churches in the united states. right now, there are no specific or credible threats. but authorities are on high alert in the wake of that terror attack this week, and of course at the market in berlin. meanwhile, teen neegs state tv has just announced three arrests of the attackers. the three men between ages of 18 and 27 are described as terrorist elements. from scandal, political chaos and heartbreak, cnn senior international corporate clarissa ward has a look at the top ten international stories of 2016.
>> reporter: we begin our top ten with brazil. the country whose roller coaster scandals and triumphs made news the world over. a mosquito-born zika outbreak leading to a state of rare birth certificates. >> we were losing the battle against it. >> reporter: then a political crisis that rumpled the corridors of power. >> removed as president. >> reporter: all of this as a backdrop of the sun. >> whole world will be watching brazil as it hosts the olympics. >> reporter: which despite a few setbacks was widely considered a success. >> the turkish military announcing it has taken over the country and opposed martial law. >> reporter: in the dead of night, machine gunfire rings out as a coup attempt takes hold. almost as quickly as it can, it was over.
the president survives a coup attempt and others would not. seeking resolution, erdogan would go on and detain and dismiss tens of thousands of people. a diplomatic time, as a u.s. president touched down on cuban for the first time in 88 years. infuriating fidel castro. eight years later -- >> breaks news, fidel castro has died. >> reporter: for some, revolutionary, for others celebrating the death of a ruths dictator. cuban exiles thrilled as they remember a tyrant and executed opponents and brought the brink of the war. a global crisis escalating by the minute. 65 million now displaced. >> 2016 has been the deadliest year ever for refugees trying to
cross the mediterranean. >> among those rescues, this 5 day old infants peering out under a blanket. >> reporter: swirling to unsustainable levels. one camp in france bulldozed to the ground. what is this life? have mercy on us. have mercy. >> translator: i wanted to tell you that you're not alone. >> reporter: coming in at number six, seismic stations around the world pick up on the unmistakable sign of north korean aggression but this time it's different. >> north korea exploding its most powerful warhead ever. >> equipment of 10,000 tons of tnt. >> reporter: the question now, will the next warhead be mounted on a missile. >> when you have this many tests you're eventually going to get it right. >> reporter: unimaginable acts
of terror in the name of isis. a bloody trail on the borders. >> brussels airport. >> a close call in the center of the city. a bomb exploded. >> reporter: those three suicide bombers killed 32 people. three months later, another airport is hit. >> three men wearing explosive vests carrying ak-47s exiting a taxi curbside shooting at panicked travelers before blowing themselves up. 44 people would never make it out of that turkish airport. >> about six to eight gunmen has taken over this bakery restaurant in this more affluent, posh area of the city in bangladesh. >> military has moved. 13 saved but 20 others dead at
the restaurant. >> this is cnn breaking news -- >> we're following breaking news out of france. >> more than a mile of carnage, as the truck drove down the beachside promenade killing as many people as the driver could. >> reporter: a day of celebration for french independence, ending with the slaughter of 84 people. while the called soldiers of isis waged war in cities across the world, back in iraq, the land they once laid claim to was being taken back. >> the iraq city of fallujah, we understand, has been liberated. >> iraq's military is claiming victory in ramadi. >> the offensive to retake the key city of mosul from isis is now under way. >> a lot of coalition planning. and power -- one came right at me. >> reporter: cnn's own team would later make it inside the city limits of mosul.
and very nearly would not make it out. we realize, we're trapped. our mrap takes a direct hit. [ bleep ] gunman draws us back. are. >> reporter: arwa damon and her team spends hours trapped. 1 million civilians still in this embattled city. of course the border in syria, another hellish landscape unfolds. its biggest city, aleppo, the epicenter of this horror. >> this is what hell feels like. >> the syrian regime's latest aerial assault. >> gallon drums filled with explosives and shrapnel. >> nine people still stuck under that rubble.
>> reporter: the days that shell-shocked pulled from the wreckage of his home would become the bloody face of suffering. >> he only cried once. th he is alive. he wanted you to know. >> reporter: russia flexing its military muscle at home, vladimir putin with nuclear missiles with poland and lithuania and on a global stage. the u.s. is blaming russia for bombing a convoy in syria. >> reporter: moscow using to turn the tide of war in favor of bashar al assad. he told us that russian regime hospitals target isil. >> reporter: intensified with accusations of hostile acts still shrouded in mystery. >> a series of cyber attacks on democrats indicate russia is
trying to slay the election for donald trump. >> reporter: and in our number one slot this year, the surge of populism across the west, as voters rejected the establishments. many feeling ignored by politicians and left behind economically. >> this is cnn breaking news. >> the people have voted to leave the european europe. >> the dawn is breaking on an independent united kingdom. >> reporter: it was a vote that took the world by surprise. one of the main forces behind brexit. anger over immigration. >> translator: they basically will come back from where they came from, this man says before we rip their heads off. >> reporter: and of course, in the u.s. where president-elect donald trump capitalized on the issue. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: the rejection of globalization resonating with
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20 minutes until the top of the hour now. president-elect donald trump is not waiting until inauguration day to weigh in on top issues. he's even been willing to contradict and pressure the sitting president. while the trump team says they respect the transition's goals, they make no promises for the timing. here's what trump press secretary sean spicer says. >> if the president-elect wants to get things done, he's going to get things done.
>> joining its now to discuss, danielle mclaughlin, democratic strategic and ben ferguson, cnn commentator and host of "the ben ferguson show." >> good morning. merry christmas eve. >> merry christmas eve. you were not shy about criticizing then candidate trump. you supported him when he became the nominee and support him now as president-elect. i wonder when your take and we learned this in the leadup to the u.n. vote, called upon president-elect trump to veto it, should he have it? >> absolutely. because they're the biggest ally in the middle east. trump being involved is unprecedented. it's also unprecedented to throw them under the bus.
it seems like they're all anti-israel while not condemning with the same type of force any of the terrorist nations in the middle east, including the action of innocent people being killed in syria. so, i think it was appropriate for him, in a moment here, where it was very here barack obama was not going to stand by israel, that this is, i guess, part of what he wanted his legacy to be leaving the white house. that he is not a friend of israel. i think it's important for him to have a voice in this. letting them know when i get there, things there are different. and you are still an ally i'm not going to let you get treated this way by the united nations and other nations. >> going back to 2008 when president obama was president-elect, it felt like the world was burning down. we were losing 500,000 jobs a month in the last quarter of 2008. actually george bush invited president-elect obama to join him in the g20. obama exercised restrength in
terms of not going to the g-20 meeting. we haven't seen this kind of discussion of a president-elect or insertion of a president-elect into world affairs since 1968, when president-elect nixon sent henry kissinger to the soviet union to discuss nonproliferation. i think even taking partisanship out of this, we're a country of laws and also custom. he will serve until january 19th and it's important to respect that. >> danielle, with respect to this conversation, i went back and looked at then president-elect obama in early 2008 and 2009 to determine ifs there was a place where he entered into the political conversation prematurely. i want to take you to george mason university, january 8th. yes, he stayed in the background as related to foreign policy
matters, but here's what he said about the economy. >> that's why i'm asking congress to work with me, day and night, on weekends, if necessary, to get the plan passed in the next few weeks. >> so this is a president who is still weeks out from inauguration saying i'm going to congress. i want you to work with me. he's not talking about george w. bush. he guilty of breaking the one president at a time rule that now some around here are criticizing donald trump of breaking. >> i think you're right, victor. he has talked about things that presidents have talked about. i'm not sure there was a lot of daylight, though, the genesis of which was the bush administration. >> he's saying work with me. he's not saying work with george w. bush. >> i do agree. he's saying work with me and tweeting out things about foreign policy as it relates to nuclear weapons and other things that are not only out of line with what obama thinks but 30 or
40 years -- >> how be the difference between domestic and foreign policy, though? >> this is total hypocrisy. it was very clear in the statement that you just played there he was trying to undermine the deal. it's very clear that they were sending a very clear message in 2008. i was part of those debates that hes would going to be doing something completely different. you have to look at this in the context. israel is our biggest ally in the middle east. this president has not been a friend of israel. his lasting legacy is hey, i'm not going to support them. i'm not going to defend the biggest allies. it would be unprecedented for donald trump to not comment. >> get to the point between the difference between discussing domestic policy which barack obama was in 2009 and foreign
policy which we received tweets about china and this drone and the u.n.? >> look, i think you have to look at the news of the day. the domestic issues were the institution of the day in 2008. why? because we had the massive issue with housing and the massive issue with our financial situation. >> what would be the issue then? >> i think it's very clear now the issue that he's walking in dealing with on day one that are going to be the news items of the day, aren't going to be this international issues. whether it be trade, when it be russia those are the issues in the news. i don't think it's so much hey, i can or cannot talk about domestic or foreign policy. i think it's an issue, you're allowed to talk about the issues of the day whether they're in this country or internationally. and donald trump is not going to stop. and more importantly, he's not going to allow israel to be treated this way. >> ben ferguson, thank you very much. a woman calls police for help. but she's the one who ends up in
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jacqulynn craig says she initially called police because she says her neighbor grabbed and choked her son. the neighbor's reason, he says the 7-year-old boy littered. all right, but look what happened next. >> i didn't -- it doesn't matter if he did or didn't. it doesn't give him the right to put his hands on him. >> why? >> because he doesn't. >> as a result the officer wound up arresting the mom and her two daughters but did not arrest the neighbor. so he has since been placed -- the officer has been placed on restricted duty as outrage surrounding this video. it continues to grow. the mother did speak to cnn saying she felt powerless. >> the way i was treated i felt like was unfair. he made me feel less than a mother, not being able to protect my kids at the time they needed protected.
so, i mean, it was just unfair, totally. >> i want to talk about this more with criminal defense attorney. thanks so much for joining us to talk about this. >> thank you. >> so you look at the officer's actions. they're under investigation right now, but what will become of craig's initial complaint? can her neighbor still be arrested and charged because he was left standing there? >> absolutely. this video is so incredibly hard to watch. it's about an hour away from me this country, but, yes, it's so ironic that this officer was called by the mother about an alleged assault. this officer appears on scene, interviews the neighbor. the neighbor actually confirms that, yes, he did grab the 7-year-old's neck. when he goes and talks to the mother, he turns it from what started as an alleged assault to now questioning her parenting skills, asking her why she doesn't teach her child not to litter. and the mother was dead on when she said, look, it doesn't
matter whether he littered or not. my child should not be touched by anyone. then he asks, well, why not? that is so insulting. he was so offensive. the lines were clearly drawn. you know exactly whose side this officer was on and ends up arsing the mother and two daughters without any probable cause at all. it's absurd. >> the police chief at this point is asserting that his -- the actions by this officer he asserts, yes, they were rude but police chief says these actions were not racially motivated. what do you think? is there anything based on what you know now that suggests otherwise? how can it be proven, keeping in mind that the video that we're seeing is only a portion of the video and we're yet to see if there was any kind of body cam video as well. >> that's exactly it. they're doing an internal investigation right now. from the video, you do notice that the officer does have a body cam. so that is still to be revealed. there could be important conversation on the body cam
such as the conversation that the officer had with the neighbor that can actually go and tell the public whether this officer was being biased in the first place. and i don't know if it's a police chief's position to say whether this was racist or not. we see the video just the same as he does and we have our opinions. all you can do is judge by the officer's conduct. you see the officer tackling a mother, a daughter, pointing a taser gun at the other daughter. this is absolutely insane. and then charging them with resisting arrest when an arrest should have never been done in the first place. and then to charge one of the daughter's with interference with public duty, what duty was he actually carrying out? there was no interference. the daughter was trying to help the police officer by trying to calm the mother. this entire thing is so distu disturbing. this officer does not deserve to put on a police uniform or badge ever again. >> we will continue to follow this story. thanks so much for your
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on xfinity x1. the winning streak of a terminally ill jeopardy contestant has come to an end, but her message of charity and perseverance continues to inspire people around the world. >> cindy stowell won more than $100,000 on the show and donated to the cancer research institute. she passed away earlier this month before her jeopardy episodes aired. we have more of her journey. >> cindy, congratulations, young lady, you are now a six-day champion. she did not live to see her episodes air, but her jeopardy journey and winning streak has captivated the nation. >> even when you think the odds are completely against you, somehow, you know, via luck or
something things can all work out. >> she left behind some inspiring words in a video that jeopardy released on social media. stowell also emotionally reveals her illness and her last wish. >> i wanted to donate a lot of the money to cancer research partly because this is hard and i'm sorry. maybe i should pause, but i'm dying of cancer. and i really would like the money that i win to get used to help others. and so this seems like a good opportunity. >> stowell lost her battle with cancer at age 41, just eight days before her episodes started airing. >> i'm overwhelmed by the amount of support they've showed me. >> she was a life-long jeopardy fan. >> i remember when i was in ninth grade i tried out for the
teen tournament and i didn't pass the written exam. >> but flash forward decades later and she passed the online test to become a contestant. she reached out to producers knowing that her time was limited. in an e-mail she wrote, do you have any idea how long it typically takes between an in-person interview and the taping date? i ask because i just found out that i don't have too much longer to live. producers were able to expedite her taping and just three weeks later stowellw ouz on set. during that experience, cindy had a fever and was on pain pills, yet she perseveres and managed to keep her condition hidden from her competitors. >> when the lights were on, call it is saurj of adrenaline or what, she was able to fight through. >> she paid tribute to alex trebek -- >> so from all of us here at jeopardy, our sincere condolences to her family and
her friends. >> we do have a legacy of her and it's really kind of a great way that she was able to leave something to be remembered by. >> rachel crane, cnn, new york. >> so bittersweet, so inspiring. >> well done. well done. there's a lot of news to tell you about this morning -- >> next hour starts right now. good morning, everyone, i'm alison kosik sitting in for christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. we begin with terror threats, travel warnings and breaking developments in the christmas market attack in berlin. this morning, new arrestings. one of them the nephew of the berlin attacker. they are revealing recent conversations between the two. plus, u.s. on high alert as many prepare for christmas one day away and hanukkah beginning tonight. the fbi issued a new warning about possible isis threats to churches and holiday events. meanwhile, the state department is