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right now, on "america this morning," messy morning, snow, sleet and ice hitting just in time for the morning commute for millions of americans, and. and states of emergency declared ahead of more dangerous combinations on the way, we'll time it out for you. >> inflation nation, the new price increase just announced on some some of the most common everyday household products, why big companies making profits are still raising prices, plus the new predictions about gas prices. major blow to former president trump from the very supreme court justices he nominated, the decision to release white house records from january 6th and what it could mean for the capitol riot investigation. breaking now, the first aid
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flight arriving in tonga, new images from the volcano disaster in the pacific. new this morning, bob saget's widow speaks out telling america what her dad meant to her. >> the surprising olympics from this moogs getting stuck in someone's basement to the new courtroom drama surrounding britney spears this morning. it's thursday, january 20th. your thursday morning, everyone. >> i'm faith, mona is off, we begin with a new winter storm, the timing couldn't be worse. looking at the radar now, northeast getting hit with snow just in time for the morning commute and a state of emergency in effect for the carolinas where rain this morning could turn into ice later this afternoon, before more snow arrives in north carolina
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tomorrow. here's a closer look at the timing. areas from dc to boston could see one to 3 inches of snow this morning, the worst in new york city expected between 7 and 8:00 a.m. and temperatures plummet by friday. faa warning of weather related travel delays on both west and east coast this morning, related to the roll out of 5g wireless services, many regional planes not approved to airport with 5 g coverage when visibility is low because signals could interfere with flight instruments. also, democrat kras failed pass long-waited legislation, biden continues after the bill is blocked for the fifth time. democrats failed to change the rules for the senate to pass the rules by majority. sinema sided with colleagues to avoid changing the filibuster, infuriating fellow democrats.
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>> if you're worried about the future of american democracy and prepared to vote for the bill, then why are you wasting everybody's time and not voting for the rule change that allows you say to pass the bill? >> this is a plot to break the senate. almost an entire political party will write in permanent ink thap they would shatter the soul of the senate for short term power happ . >> after the vote, republicans shoek hands with senator sinema who along with imagineling say it is needed for partnership. >> get ready for more stock at the super market and pharmacy, although many companies are reporting healthy profits they're about to raise prices again because it seems most americans are willing to spend more to get the products they want. >> reporter: this morning, with inflation already at a nearly
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40-year high, a new sign that prices for many everyday household items are set to increase even higher to account for record high demand, labor shortages and supply chain issues. proctor and gamble wednesday, announcing it will raise prices by average 8% on tide, and gain laundry detergents and fabric sheets, also hiking prices on personal healthcare products, the ceo saying americans so far don't seem to mind the higher prices. >> demand is strong, we have 9 out of 10 in categories that are growing market share the last three, six, and 12 months. >> reporter: also on the rise, gas prices, with the cost of oil hitting a seven year high this week. experts say supply is still catching up to prepandemic levels. one tracking site now predicts prices at the pump will average $4 a gallon by spring. >> bottom line, if price increases are what you're worried about, the best answer is my build back better plan.
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>> reporter: president biden claims the solution to inflation is his nearly $2 trillion spending package that's run into a road block on capitol hill. now, he says's willing to break it up into smaller separate plans. >> i'm confident we can get pieces, big chunks of the build back better law signed into law. >> reporter: that could include separate plans to address prescription drug prices, childcare cost and climate change. >> and meanwhile to address inflation, federal reserve is expected to begin raising interest rates by spring. eye opening statement by president biden, he's predicting that russia will invade ukraine, newly released satellite images show a flurry of activity where russian troops are gathered by ukraine's border, at the speech yesterday, biden further raised eye brows when he explained possible consequences for russia. >> russia will be hebe held accountable if it invades, one
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thing if it's a minor incursion and we have to fight about what to do and fight et cetera. but if they do what they're capable of doing with the mass on the border, it is going to be a sdarsz f disaster for russia. >> critics say, presidnt biden is giving putin a green light for attack, but say any movement into ukraine will be met with a severe united response. secretary of state anthony blinken meeting nato allies, today, meets with russian counter part tomorrow. >> marine facing charges in connection with a deadly roll-over crash near north carolina, police say the truck he was driving was speeding while making a turn, fell over, several injured, one marine hit by another vehicle after being ejected. >> more school districts forced to take action to crest a shortage of teachers, concerns in the classroom come as we hear
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that vaccinating children under the age of five could take longer than we thought, abc's ike here with more. >> good morning andrew, there's a new hurdle when it comes to vaccinating school children, meanwhile, schools still struggling to staff classrooms. >> reporter: this morning, more public schools say they're in crisis. >> we have to have an all hands on deck approach. >> reporter: states take a new action as covid related staffffg shortages threaten to close more classrooms, calling on the national guard to teach kids because of a shortage on substitute teachers. >> these are folks who are quickly adaptable because of their specific training, to meet the needs in any community issue, irrespective of what it is. >> reporter: in oklahoma, off duty police officers are now stepping in to teach after an executive order from the governor cleared the way for state employees to staff classrooms. it comes as the race to vaccinate more children faces a new hurdle.
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fda expected to review vaccines for kids underage five early as next month but preliminary data shows kids 2 to 4 years old will likely need three doses for full protection. meanwhile, this morning, is new mandates from institutes of health recommend avoiding using an an anticlonal treatments, 1 week after the government spent millions of dollars stockpiling both treatments. >> they are not effective against omicron, so we can't use some of the earlier monoclonal antibodies. we still have options, but we ned to work to develop more therapies for those people who will get infected with the virus. >> but here's the good news, dr. anthony fauci says the omicron wave should peak by mid february and free n-95 masks from the government should be arriving at health centers and pharmacies by the end of the month with a
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limit of three per person. president trump lost his right to block the white house records investigating the attack on the u.s. capitol. supreme court denied request to keep hundreds of documents under wraps, abc's jonathan carl reports the national archives already started releasing the records. >> committee will now have access to white house visitor logs, phone logs, communications between top aids. they have also asked for video and photo records, presumably will get those as well. so this, really, could give the committee new insight, significantly new knight into the actions of donald trump and his inner circle, in and around january 6. >> well it was an eight to one decision with all three justices trump nominated to the bench rejecting his bid. >> paid tribute last night to sydney botie, best known for his
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mov movie roles but started career in the theater. died this month at the age of 94. turn now to your thursday weather forecast. >> good morning, as an arctic front works its way toward the i-95 corridor thursday morning, brings snow for the morning commute, one to 3 inches for boston down to dc, snow will move out by the afternoon, then we have our sights set on another storm, bringing ice accumulation to georgia and the care lines thursday night into the weekend, power outages and slippery roads, speaking of which icy spots into friday morning, also in south texas, here with meteorologist kevin cosgran. >> coming up, new images with the volcano disaster in the south pacific. also ahead, the fbi's new warning about how criminals were stealing your money and personal information right off your cell phone.
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and later, girl scout cookies falling
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back now with new video of the ash-covered devastation after the volcanic eruption and tsunami in the south pacific, first relief flight arrived in tonga this morning after a thick coat of ash removed from run way, telephone lines now partially restored, at least three people died and all the homes open one island destroyed. back in this country, a new warning about consumers being scammed. criminals have a new way to access your cell phone to steal your cash and your personal information. here's abc's andr. >> reporter: this morning, an urgent warning from the fbi about qr codes and how people
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can use them to steal steal your information, qr or quick response codes are bar codes used by many businesses especially in the pandemic, when scanned by a smart phone they direct user to a website, the fbi says criminals are now tampering to those codes to redirect victimed to malicious sites that steal log-in and financial information. >> they're warning that they can in fact manipulate the coding in the qr code to change it, to redirect you to a different website and then proceed to ask you for financial information, bank information, personal log-in informaion. >> in texas, police say dozen of qr codes attached to parking meters, tricking people into scanning them. >> you're in a hurry, you see a qr code, pay money to a website, turns out to be the wrong website, we're all unfortunately aided by technology and of course we suffer at the hands of technology at times. >> reporter: police in massachusetts, also warning
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drivers. >> we don't use qr codes a the all. >> reporter: it's not just parking meters, the fraud is now being seen in restaurants and other businesses nation wide. >> fbi warns they can put malicious malwear in your computer. >> reporter: to protect yourself, the fbi recommend said aft after scanning a qr code, make sure the website looks legitimate and avoid making payments through a site received through qr code, instead, use a trusted web address to make your payment. >> authorities say if you've been a victim of a tampered qr code, notify both the police and the fbi to help crack down on these criminals. andrew, faith. >> andrea, thank you, you can add girl county cookies to the list of products affected by the supply chain crisis, the newest cookie, adventurefuls is more popular than expected and now
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there's a shortage. other girlscout cookies have not been affected, good news for those thin mints then. mm-hmm. coming up, actor killed after an accident on the ski slopes. also, what's happening now also, what's happening now to the ceo who infamously well, well, well. look at you. you mastered the master bath. you created your own style. and you - yes, you! turned a sourdough starter into a sourdough finisher. so when you learn your chronic dry eye is actually caused by reduced tear production due to inflammation you take it on, by talking to your eyecare professional about stio anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs. to help avoid eye injury and contamination, do not touch bottle tip to your eye or other surfaces. wait 15 minutes after use
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agents responded to the democrat's home in laredo but they have not revealed the nature of the search. he says he will cooperate with any investigation. overnight we learned about more courtroom drama surrounding britney spears even though her conservatorship has ended. her lawyers and father, jamie, are clashing in court. at issue, her accusations that he spied on her and squandered her money. a former fbi agent hired by britney claims jamie planted a bug in her bedroom and accessed her phone accounts illegally. the judge yesterday said a separate trial in july will decide those issues. french actor gaspard ulliel has died in a ski accident colliding with another skier set in the alps. he was set to appear in the new marvel series "moon knight." he was 37. the widow of bob saget is speaking out for the first time in a television interview. kelly rizzo married saget in 2018 and spoke about the last conversation with her husband
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bynum working one year in office. the challenges that loom over his second year. kumasi: the voting rights bill that would have made election day a federal holiday, blocked. the only two democrats who did not support it. reggie: temperatures are tumbling along the east coast. the new winter blast moving in this morning. kumasi: here at home, make sure he give yourself some extra time on the roadways. it is really foggy out there. drew is telling us how long a dense fog advisory will be in effect. good morning, everybody. it is thursday, generate 12 -- jay wright 20. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. reggie: it is the fog is morning i can remember in a long time. drew: it is pretty widespread around the north shore and bay area. it is in effect for a lot of us until 10 a.m. this morning. we experience to this yesterday, but this morning, it is more widespread. look at this building right now. we will zoom in on couple of spots. there

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