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is over for justin bieber here's nor from abc's clayton sindell. >> tornadoes and song winds pummeling the midwest. in knoxville, iowa tearing down trees and ripping through industrial buildings in the town of corning. just down the road flipping this semi. the driver survived. others in nebraska trying to survive under heavy hail and rain. in oklahoma townsre being
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line of fire through dry grassland dangerously close to isaac hamm's house. >> pulling into my driveway. this has bad idea written all over it. >> r%porter: and from fire to ice. in colorado drivers are getting a cold wake-up to winter. frozen roads sent cars careening like hockey pucks. >> he saved it. >> reporter: one after another. >> here's one. >> reporter: the storm brought the first major snow to denver this seseon, up to eight inches in some places,, and in the mountains nearby nearly a foot. clayton sandell, abc news, in douglas county, colorado. >> our thanks to clayton. some impressive pictures there. and that massive system drenching a dozen states right now. >> take a look at this radar. heavy rain falling across the great lakes region. all the way down into the deep south. so exactly where is it headed today? let's check with accuweather's cam tran. good morning.
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howling winds across the great lakes region where we could see wind gusts of miles per hour near the lalas. further out we'll see wind gusts of up to 40 and then those g gty winds will move over the mid-atlantic states on friday. we're also looking at widespread rainfall across the great lakes region as well with the heaviest parked over the northern lake. this frontal system will also bring in widespread showers across the northeast. don't forget the rain gear before you head out the door. reena and kendis, back to you. >> our thanks to cam there at accuweather. a major hospital in san francisco forced into a lockdown while an armed man pointed a rifle at it from across the street. the armed man fired at least once before being shot t t death by respondinggfficers. he got thehe rifle a ammo while holding up a sporting goods store south of the city. no one else we're told was injured in that incident. and two college students suspected of posting online threats against black students at the university of missouri are in court a little bit later on today. connor stottlemeyer was arrested by campus police at his
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dormitory at north missouri state university and 19-year-old hunter park was also arrested for making similar threats. he attends another school in the university of missouri system. we're learning more about thth h hrific explosion t tt leleled a home in norththn n n jersey kililng one person and injuring 15 others. investigators say the gas did cause the explosion but they're not sure if it came from a natural gas leak. and they say they're looking into whether someone inside the house was illegally tapping into a gas source. three surrounding buildings will have to be demolished. some fast arrests have been made after news helicopters in the new york city area were targeted by lasers. take a look at this. choppers operate bid cbs and nbc stations were targets of attacks over brooklyn. at least one person was arrested there innhat borough. the helicter for ourew york station, wabc, was hit with a green laser. this time near new york airport last night. the crew notified police, and one suspect was arsted. >> if we can get the cops over here, it wou be awesome
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>> also last night three planes were hit by lasers while approaching love field in dallas. all of them were at altitudes between 3,000 and 4,000 feet and about 11 miles from the city. some new details this morning about the deadly crash of a small plane in akron, ohio. a p pot who landed at the same airportthat plane was headed toward reports hearing no distress calls despite being on the same frequency as the downed plane's pilot. abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> reporter: the plane plunging and bursting into flames, captured in this surveillance video. watch again in the corner of the screen. you see the plane, an explosion, followed by a plume of thick black smoke. >> the left wing hit the ground first and left a witness mark. then the aircraft hit half of an artment building destroying it bebere running up an embankment behind the building and coming to rest. >> reporter: police confirmed the pilot, co-pilot, and seven employees from a florida real estate company were killed when
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their chartered flight from dayton to akron smashed into an apartment building ls than two miles from their destination. >> i'm just in shock and disbelief, and we just want to know what happened. and we want some answers. that's all. >> reporter: devastated and desperate for answers are victims' families and the plane's owner. >> we are very perplexed as to what happened. we are shocked. planes g gerally just don't fall out of thth sky.y. i can tell you that they were very well-seasoned pilo, both ofthem. >> reporter: according to officials, no one on the ground was injured, but about a dozen families have been displaced with their homes now damaged or destroyed. investigators say they have recovered the cockpit voice recorder, and we are told it is already on its way to a lab to be analyzed for clues. kendis and reena, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. russia is taking steps to confront allegations that its athletes benefited from an extensive state-sponsored doping program.m. ile touriri sports facilities
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yesterday, russian presisint vladimir putin called on sports ficials to conduct an internal investigation into this week's doping claims. putin's demands come as international track officials decide whether to suspend russian athletes. that decision will be made by tomorrow. we've got some breaking news right now from iraq. a major offensive is under way right now to retake a strategic city from isis. thousands of kurdish fighters backed by u.s. air support are battling over the northern city of sinjar. warplanes in the u.s.-led coalition have been pounding the area with bombs ahead of this offensive. now, heavy ground fighting was reported this morning. now, this is a strategic city right now. strategic isis supply line runs right through that city. and in neighboring afghanistan thousands marched through the streets of kabul to denounce the abductions and killings of seven people belonging to a shiite minority. protesters are blaming militants linked to isis and the taliban, and they're calling for new government that can ensure the security of their country.
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well, turning to the race for the white house, donald trump under fire for praising president eisenhower's mass deportation plan during tuesday's dedete. as trump renewed his push to roundp 1111 million undocumented immigrants. critics blasted the eisenhower directive. they say mexicans were treated soo in so inhumanely the program prompted a congressional investigation. trump also failed to mention the official name of the 1950s initiative was "operation wetback." that was a racially of course offensive term for mexicans. a day after taking part in the undercard debate new jersey governor chris christie putting pot smokers on message. his message to recreational maririana users. "g"g high now." christie told supporters in iowa thathen he becomes president he will aggressively enforce the federal drug law, even in states thbt have legalized mariruana. i do actually wonder what nancy reagan would have said about this whole legalization of marijuana. >> at this point.
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that's a good point. all right. so as you know, america honored its veterans. the scandal-plagued agency charged with handling their benefits came under fire again. this time for handing out millions in bonuses. the veterans affairs department paid more than $142 million in performancncbonuses last year. that's d dpiteccusations of provoving bpar health care. president obama says the va is getting a bigger budget and making progress on silving its problems. well, it may cost a bit more to put that bird on the table this thanksgiving. turkey prices are up 15% to 20% from last year. the avian flu, which wiped out millions of birds, is to blame for the hike. the rest of the thanksgiving menu will cost about the same as last year. there's always tofurkey. >> you can always do that. or save a bird. if you think that turkey is expensive, forget a aut what we're about to show you right now. this elaborate dollhouse is going on publi display for the first time ever. just a few blocks from our studios here in new york.
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>> i really love this story. it's nine feet by six feet. and it weighs 900 pounds. the 21 rooms are filled with thousands of miniature pieces including oil paintings, fine rugs, even elaborate furniture. look at the detail. i love it. i actually want to move in. >> look at the space. for a new york city apartment that would be awesome. well, just like real real estate here in the big apple, all of that luxury comes at a price. the price tag for this llhouse, $8.5 million, folks. for that. wow. well, coming up in "the skinny," the unusual photo of meryl streep that's going viral. and nancy grace takes her career away from th courtroom. also ahead, women on the pill getting pregnant and take a drug company to court. what led to a birth control crisis? and later, a crisis in the bathroom. a bride to be accidentally flushes her engagement ring down the toilet. finding it was not easy. imagine how the wedding's going to be. after we take a look at the forecast map. 80s in reena's home state of
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promise in mice and monkeys. millions of americans take statins to lower cholesterol, but thth drugs don't work for evevyone. well, more than 100 women have j jned a lawsuit over a mix-up in birth control pills and alleged mistake in packing. >> the women say the mistake led to more than 100 surprise pregnancies. and now they say the drug company needs to help pay to raise their children. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: 113 women suing a major pharmaceutical company for mispackaged birth control pills they say resulted in unwanted pregnancies. the women from 28 states seeking millions in damages. some asking for the total cost of raising a child into adulthood including education. according to the lawsuit birth control pills made by qualites, a subsidiary of endo pharmaceuticals, were packaged in the wrong order, rotated 180 degrees, reversing the weekly
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as a result the plaintiffs claim they were taking placebo sugar pills intended for the week of menstruation at the wrong time of the month leaving them without adequate contraception. that packaging error prompted an fda reca in 2011, but not before these w wen say they unintentionally became pregnant. in a statement the pharmaceutical company told us the recall was based on "an extremely small number of defective packs" and that they've only been able to confirm one single defective pack was sold to a patient. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> apparently, experts say that in pennsylvania it might be a bit of a stretch to try to get them to pay -- the company to pay for the cost of a child from when they're born through almost adulthood. >> and one legal expert says, and this is the strikininthing here, the mislabelingf pharmaceuticals is actually quite common. who knew? frightening stuff there. when we come back, the big
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>> yes. i'm actually kind of excited about this. he's hitting the road with his new album. "purpose" dropping tomorrow. the biebs has announced a world tour that will kick off on march 9th. >> it's being called a world toto because it's really just the u.s. and canada.. >> ll, that's the world. >> okay. includes stops in boston, brooklyn, chicago, atlanta, and l.a. with a grand finale for you, kendis, at madison square garden on july 18th. >> yes. >> general ticket sales begin next friday at 10:00 a.m. get your cell phone. >> i will be on there. i'm going to set my alarm clock and call a few friends. world tour and it's just canada and the u.s.? >> part of the world. >> okay. true. next a photo of meryl streep that is going viral. >> the photo posted on an unverified facebook page was reportedly taken on the new york city subway. look at how gorgeous she looks. 1976. reportedly after streep had been rejected for a a role as an unknown 27-year-old. remember new york back then? >> mm-hmm. >> that photo is now being used
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and the caption, "streep is said to have written this is me on my way home from an audition for king kong where it was told -- i was too ugly for the part. today i have 18 academy awards." >> by the way, that role went to a very young jessica lange. >> a very beautiful jessica lange. >> we're not exactly sure if this is really her, but we'll take it. we like that lesson in persevererce. >> she loooo beautitil. nene, nancy grace steps out of t t courtroom and into the kitchen. >> who knew, right? the tough as nails ex-prosecutor and host of hln's flagship show "nancy grace" is now hosting "cooking with nancy grace." each episode features grace whipping up nutritious dishes from her own kitchen that are targeted at working parents with kids. >> if i look in a recipe book and i see a long prep, i just move to the next recipe. i don't have time. >> it's going to be a quarter teaspoon of garlic.
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there was a time i minced garlic. you have twins and get a job and let me see you mincing garlics. all right? if i had time i would try to cook like martha. but i don't. so i have to cook like nancy. this is my homemade -- >> angry chef. >> but you know what? it's no nonsense. i do remember a time when i used to mince my own garlic too. grace says her toughest demo is an actual 18-year-old. cooking with nancy grace is a series that airs on hlntv.com, youtube, and weekends on hln. >he does haven 8-year-old and it's totoh to cook for kids like that and satisfy them. all righty. and he's still at it. shia labeouf watching his own movies. >> our continuing coverage now of shia. perseverance, as we showed you yesterday. he's been watching all 27 movies. >> he looks refreshed compared to 24 hours ago. >> in reverse chronological order since tuesday at new york city's angelica theater.
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much more than it may seem > oh, it's a lot of women's biggest fear.. >> what? >> losing your engagement ring. >> oh. >> one lady outside of los angeles did something even worse. >> it's a man's biggest fear too. based on the money we spend on that stuff. she accidentally flushed it down the toilet and not just that but
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her diamond earrings too. knbc's michelle tuzi has the story. >> i stood there in shock. i wasn't sure who flushes a ring down the toilet. >> reporter: clarissa walter was clearing out somee makeup brushsh when she tossed some dirty tissues downnhe toilet. she q qckly realized her engagement rinin and the earrings she placed in another tissue had gone down the drain as well. >> i called my mom first thing and i panicked. i didn't even cry. she started crying at first. >> the ring is a big deal. so i rush right over and we started, you know, taking the toilet apart to see if it was there. clearly it wasn't. so it was a really scary feeling, actually. >> reporter: clarissa immediately called yurupa community services for help. >> the young lady was actually very wise in readidi online ababt how not to flush any more water and it helped her out a lot. >> reporter: they placed a trap in the sewer line and then ran water through it to see what they could catch. and as luck would happen they caught carats.
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>> they got the water hose from the front yard and just ran it through the toilet i guess, and they ended up finding the ring way down the street in the sewer, like underground. >> reporter: engagement ring and the earrings were recovered and returned to their very thankful owner. >> a ring like that is very important, and we're just happy we were able to do the best to successfully recover it. >> to have it come back to o on her finger is priceless. it was just amazing. >> without them i wouldn't have my engagement ring. >> public works. wow. we were just saying public works. that's the tip from the story. you've got to call public works if that happens. >> i wouldn't have gone after it. >> oh, yeah. and you know about what to go after. those toilets. >> it's a little toilet humor. she found carats and some corn. >> oh! > forgrg this song. what is it?
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>> don't m ms our updates on good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlinesse're following thiss momoing on "world news now." surveillance video captutus the moment a pririte jet with ninin people o board crashed into an apartment building in akron, ohio. investigators have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and are seqking answers into what went wrong. full details straight ahead. happening right now, breaking right now, a major battle raging in iraq to retake the northern city of sinjar from isis. thousands of kurdish forces launched the offensive on three fronts with support from u.s. air strikes. more than 100 women are suing a major pharmaceutical company for mispackaged birth control pills that they say resusued in unwanted pregnancies. nono they're seeking compensatatn for the total cost of raising those kids into adulthood. and a former navy s.e.a.l. has set a new record for the longest distance ever flown in a
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wing suit. he jumped from a plane more than 36,000 feet in the air and flew more than 18 miles before touching down. the stunt was aimed at helping raise money for families of fallen s.e.a.l.s. those are some of our top stories on this thursday november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. let's begin thihi half hour witit the newetails about that deadly plane crash inn akron, ohio. surveillance video shows the small jet crashing there in the upper left corner of the screen. you see it. the plane went down about two miles fm the airport where it was going to land. >> another pilot who had just landed there reported hearing no distress calls. despite being on the same communication frequency as the plane that crashed. with more details here's david kerley, who covers aviation for us. >> reporter: the final moments before that fiery crash. the surveillance camera catching the twin-engine jet through the
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trees. it is banking severely to the left before exploding into an intense inferno. >> the left wing hit the ground first. then the aircraft hit half of an apartment building destroying it before running up an embankment hind the building a coming to rest. >> reporter: the ntsb now sifting through the devastation to homes for a dozen families as the grim task of recovering the remains of all nine on board continues. despite the destruction -- >> do you see flames? >> i can see it burning right now. i thought i heard a plane go down, and i can see an explosion. i can see fire. >> reporter: the krark jetcrasasng jet heard d one on the groundnd this woman sayay s s was video-chattingngearby at the time of impact. >> oh,y god! >> reporter: the hawkeke 700 jet had been chartered by a small commercial real estate firm in boca raton, florida. two executivesnd five employees, most of the firm, were on that jet. the family of one of those employees, diane smoot, immediately traveled to the crash scene. >> i texted her after the
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plane -- after i saw the news report and she didn't reply. i'm just in shock and disbelief. we just want to know what happened. >> reporter: this video showing the low-altitude bank will provide clues to investigators. where the wreckage came to rest just a couple o o houses up this roadadnvestigators found the cocopit voicerecorder. itit already on i i way to a lab in washington with the hope that it will provide some answers as to why this jet crashed. david kerley, abc news, akron, ohio. >> thank you so much, david. a system of tracking airliners by satellite is expected to be in place in the next two years. its creation motivated by the mysterious disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370 last year. a deal reached at a u.n. meeting yesterday allows for planes to be tracked by spliet satellite not just from the ground. current radar-based systems leaves about 70% of the world's surface uncovered. arrests have been made after news helicopters in the n n york city area were targeted by lasers. the chopperrf our new york station wabc was hit with a green laser near newark airport
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last night. one person was arrested in connection with the incident. earlier helicopters operated by o other stations were also targeted. both of them over brooklyn. at least one person was arrested there. on the west coast police in san francisco rushed to one of the city's major hospitals for reports of an active shooter. they found a man with a rifle on the sixth floor of this construction site across the street. the police chief describing what happened next. >> officers directed their firearms a a the suspect, who then lowered the rifle, pointing it down below. three officers fired, neutralizing the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> now, the chief says the gunman got his rifle when he robbed a nearby store. the man's motive unknown. investigators now say that gas was responsible for an explosion that flattened a duplex in northern new jersey, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others. they say there's one other factor that may have played a role.
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abc's linsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: the massive explosion caught on surveillance camerara >> the explosion pancakeke the second floor onto the first floor, and the people rode that down. >> reporter: at least one man is dead and 15 people are injured, including an 11-year-old. firefighters pulling`several people and a dog from the rubble of this elizabeth, new jersey home. >> i heard "oh my god, oh my god, somebody help me, somebody help me." >> reporter: several witnesses say they went to bed with the faint smell of gas tuesday night and woke up to a nightmare. >> i felt like it was my last day. >> reporter: the mor confirmed it was a gas explosion in a second-floor unit of this two-family home. officials sayayhey're investigiging if someone inside thth house was illegally tapping into a gas source.. that's what happened earlier this year in new york city, when two people were killed after this restaurant blew up. but we've seen it happen by accident many times. often as temperatures begin to plummet. and that's why experts say you have to be especially vigilant
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at this time of year. if you notice an odor that smells at all like rotten eggs, open up the windows. consider rubbing the gas lines with a soapy water to see if they bubble up. and call for help. the investigation into what went wrong here is now under way. linsey davis, abc news, elizabetet new jersey. > crews are battltlg a fast-moving ush fire north of los angeles. about 40 acres in simi valley have been blackened so far. the fire is being fought from the air and the ground with additional equipment being brought in. because of the rugged conditions there. the fire we're told is about 50% contained. a powerful storm is barreling on the midwest packing near hurricane force winds that's uprooting trees and knocking out power to thousands. this is the second wave of a one-two punch that brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the rockies and plains. up to a foot of snow in colorado had drivers spinning out off control. severe weather spun torordoes in iowa tearing through buildings and flipping a semi truck on its
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as temperatures plunged, the changed over to ice and snow. and this morning the threat is far from over. accuweather meteorologist cam tran. good morning to you, cam. >> good morning, reena and kendis. this storm system will move over the great lakes region today bringing gusty winds. we have high wind warnings and also wind advisories in effect for much of the great lakes region. near the lakes we're looking at dust of up to 60 miles per hour. that does include detroit and bubualo. while furtrtr out we are looking gusts of up to 4040 we're also loooo at those breezy conditions moving across the mid-atlantic states on friday. and widespread rainfall across much of the lakes region and the northeast for today. the heaviest, though, will be parked ove the northernlakes region. but this frontal system will also bring in widespread showers across places like new york city, philadelphia, seeing a soggy start, and it will quickly move off to the northeast, bringing rainfall across the new england states. reena and kendis, back to you. >> all right.
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fans are sharing memories of soap star nathaniel martinson. he died yesterday from injuries suffered in a car accident last month. marston was best known for his six-year run as michael mcbain on abc's "one life to live." he'd also appeared in "blue bloods" and "law & order" among other tv shows. nathaniel marston died in reno, nevada at age 40. bill cosby is set to be questioned in a defamation suit brought on by former model janice dickinson. cosby will appear in a deposition a few days before thanksgiving. he's expected to be asked under oath to explain why he branded dickinson a liar. she's among more than 50 women who have accused cosby off rape. an arkansas m m was arrested for givivg her baby bourbon in a bole. lori shepherd's 10-month-old is now in the care of child services after being rushed to the hospital unresponsive with a blood alcohol level of .19. shepherd told police her baby was teething and her mother told
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her to rub alcohol on the baby's gum to relieve the pain. the scandal-plagued veterans affairs department is coming under fire for handing out millions in bonuses. the agency paid more than $142 million in performance bonuses lastst year. despite accusations itrovided below-par health care to militaryryveterans. president obama says the va is getting a bigger budget and is working toward solving its problems. well, now to our continuing coverage of expensive jewels being sold to very rich but anonymous people. we previewed the sale last week. here's how it went. >> okay. so there it is. the so-called blue moon diamond. it's more than 12 carats set in a ring. it was a showpiece gem at sotheby's auction in geneva, switzerland. >> when the gavel came down, it went for a record $48.5 million. the blue moon was bought by a hong kong collector who wasn't publicly identified.. what's up with thee hong kong collectors who don't want people to know they've got bling at their house?
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oh, it wass love at first sight. back in 1944or joyce durant and norwoodthomas. they met during world war ii while he was stationed outside of london in the 101st airborne dision. but the war ended and she stayed behind and he says he never forgot about her. and apparently, neither did she. now more than 70 years later they've been reunited. at least on skype. the couple brought together again by their sons. thomas says, however, that the only problem is he can't give her a squeeze. >> aw. very cool. what do their spouses think about this? >> goo question. >> i assume they're single and ready to mingle. in the mean time, veterans day 2015 had an extra special significance yesterday, marking 70 years actually since the end of world war ii. >> and as we honored our nation's servicemen and women the empire state building here in new york blazed in a
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abc's brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: saluting our nation's heroes from new york to dallas and los angeles. >> i love my country, and they'ree helelng me today. bututur flag was stillllhere >> reporter: americans are honoring veterans with festivities and parades across the country. >> my family. my dad served. i served. >> this is just to show our support and let them know that we're here and we still remember them. >> reporter: president obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier and said during a private white house breakfast the nation needs to keep our veterans in mind long after this day. >> and we're going to keep investing in the facilities and the physicians and the staff to make sure that ourur veteranset the care that you need when you need it. >> reporter: aoment of silence was also held in afghanistan, where nato troops, some overcome with emotn, knelt down as they
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honored those who have served. bruce springste joined abc's bob woodruff hosting his ninth annual stand up for heroes benefit concert. with a new wave of veterans serving in iraq, afghanistan, and elsewhere, for many this federal holiday is about more than just showing gratitude. >> support these men and women who basically provide our freedoms. >> reportete this year marks t t 70th anniversary of the end of wowod war ii. and president obama is now calling on congress to pass a measure giving veterans easier access to health care and disability benefits. reena and kendis. >> so important, brandi hitt. thank you so much. >> w should point out there are currently over 2 million female veterans in the united states. growing numbers. >> as brandi mentioned about getting help, about 12% of our homeless population are vets. so they definitely need the help. >> yeah. coming up, will smith hoping for a touchdown in his latest role. >> he's tackling one of football's biggest issues today.y.
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ow okay. so it may be one of the most dramatic turns in his movie career yet. will smith playing a aoctor linking g otball to brain trauma. >> t t filmm premierededast night at the afi fest and kabc's george pennacchio was there. >> i found a disease that no one has ever seen. >> reporter: "concussion" tells the story of dr. bennet omalu a forensic neuropathologist who discovered a football-related trauma to the brain called cte. the doctor goes in for the fight of his life, up against the powerful nfl, which tried to discredit his findings. will smith plays the doctor. >> when i met with dr. omalu, the last thing i wanted to do was make this movie. i did not want to be the guy that hadad to deliver this ininrmation. >> repetitive head trauma chokes
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it turns you into someone elue. toradol. whatever it takes to keep them in the game. it's business. >> i'm a football dad, and i didn't know. so i just felt really inspired by dr. omalu to tell this truth and deliver this truth to other parents. you know, we have to know. >> reporter: former nfl stars made their way to this premiere. matthew willig is even one of the co-stata. >> it is a thing that iorry about moving forward. u know, who knows? who knows down the line where my brain leads? >> reporter: leonard marshall, who played with the new york giants for ten seasons, tested positive for cte. >> and although the nfl has not said we knew about this, i think this film's going to make a major statement. >> so i think it's important that we teach little kids and kids who are coming up to play the game in the next five, ten, 15, 20 years, they understand how to play the game. >> it's just about a corporation
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knowing something and not telling anybody. so it was a great story. >> i think that middle-aged overweight white g gs are the new villains and that's what i'm playing in this movie. >> you're going to have to wait a while to see "concussion." it won't be in theaters until christmas day. in hollywood george pennacchio for abc news. >> just in time for the oscar race, i guess. all right. time now for our continuing coverage of how long shia labeouf can go without showering. this is a live picture of him right now watching all his movies consecutively at the angelica theater here in new york city. the movie he's watching right now is called "constantine."." >> he looks great. >> i love that movie. >> apparently, "i, robot" is next. >> i can't wait for that. >> he looks pretty good for being up. >> he looks pretty awake. and it really has been stellar viewing because just about 20 minutes ago he took a sip out of a cup.
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well, earliethis week we told you about that skier in alaska who survived a 1,600-foot fall down a mountain. >> now we're hearing from the skier and why he says he's not afraid to hit the slopes yet again. here's our friend t.j. holmes. >> reporter: look and listen closely. >> oh! >> reporter: that's professional skier ian macintosh plummeting 1,600 feet down a massive moun cameras and microphones catch every painful bump and grunun -- >> oh! >> reporter: - - on his way down. >> it felt like an eternity,
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man. it really did. i thought this is never going to stop. >> reporter: the 34-year-old was on alaska's niacola mountain range earlier this year filming the new ski movie "paradise waits" when he mistakenly skis into a five-foot trench and wipes out. >> it surprised the heck out of me. i had no idea that was coming. i knew at that point it was game over and i was going for the ride of my life. >> reporter: that's the very moment you hear him clearly cry out. >> oh, no! >> it felt like i was getting hit by nebackers. yoyoknow, the whole way y wn the mountain. over and overrnd over again. like full sprinting linebackers. >> reporter: to soften those blows and possibly prevent major trauma, mcintosh had the presence of mind to deploy the air-bag built into his backpack. he brought one of those air bags to show me. >> just go ahead and pull that white handle for me right there. pull on it. there's your life jacket for flying down the mountain.
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>> you were flying down the mountain in this. >> yes. unfortunately. >> reporter: after falling for nearly a f fl minute mcintosh finally comes to a op. >> i'm okay. >> repororr: but aside from a few bruises, amazingly mcintosh was fine and undeterred. 2> i don't want to die doing what do. i don't have a deathwish. m not the type. but i do have a wish to live life to its fullest and get out there and live my dreams. and this kind of stuff is what i dream about. it's what i lay awake thinking about. news, new york. >> i was kind of waiting for t.j. holmes to go on the bunny slope and try it out. >> that's probably about all that t.j. could do on the but hey. we are cool. we would have donon it on the bunny slope. >> we're going to shred s se serious nar there. >> look at you. you've got the lingo down too. and look. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas
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>> never too this morning on "world news now," dangerous storms impacting millions. >> from snow and ice around denver to tornadoes in the middle of the country. the powerful w threatening travelers right now. and the warnings from accuweathehe devastating crash. the jet thatatlammed into an ohio apartment building. new pictures of that crash and new details about who was on board. legal victory. cruisehip passenger caught on camera getting hit in the head byn automatic door. the multimillion-dollar verdict over a minor injury. and later, america's sweetheart julia roberts opens up about her latest movie and the role in "pretty woman" 25 years ago that changed everything. it's thursday november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now."
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hey, good mornrning, everyone, on this thursday. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gigion. talking abouttur favorite julia roberts movies. >> i love her. >> she's fantastic. she can do no wrong. >> she can't really. >> and that interview with michael strahan is a lot of fun. >> we look forward to watching it. >> we're going to start with the misery that's taking place right now. the fast-moving storm that's slamming the nation's midsection, unleashing heavy snow, powerful winds, and damaging twisters. >> it's hard to imagine what winds can do. but apparently this storm has already knocked out power to thousands. it's taking aim at the great lakes right now with more than 20 million americans in its path. we begin our coverage with abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: the massive storm system that covered colorado in up to a foot of fresh snow is now moving east. and pummeling the midwest with heavy rain, hailil damaming winds -- >> tornado warnings. >> reporter: -- and tornadoes touching down in iowa. >> wow. >> reporter: this semi truck flipped upside down. the driver survived.
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>> with the wind blowing all the time, the i-70 ends up being closed. >> reporter: those strong winds are also now pushing this wildfire in oklahomatoward homes under evacuation orders. this is the severe weather danger zone stretching from the midwest down to the south. there are 30 million people that will be affected by this. gusty industry up to 70, 75 miles an hour. >> reporter: and with dangerous road conditions, montana's highway patrol just released this vidid of a violent crash last year, warning drivers to slow down.. secocos after that big rigig slams into a car -- >> heads , heads up, heads up! >> reporter: -- another vehicle spins out of control, followed by a third on the left. all of the victims survived. but areas like chicago are still bracing for strong winds today up to 50 miles per hour that could impact air travel. reena and kendis. >> thank you so much, brandi. and as you mentioned, while this powerful storm impacts travel, some ski slopes are open. >> yeah, and they're happy about it. after blizzard-like conditions
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resort opened a few days earlier than usual while the storm moves east it's bringing rain, not snow, to the midwest and northeast. our coverage continues rightht now with accuweather meteororogist cam tran. good morning, cam. >> good morning, reena and kendis. as the storm system moves over the great lakes region the biggest threat will be those howling winds. we could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour near the lakes region. that includes detroit and buffalo. while further out we'll see wind gusts of 40 miles per hour. and then those gusty winds will move over the mid-atlantic states as we head into friday. we're also looking at some widespread rainfall for the area on thursday as well. we are looking at the heaviest of rain across the northern lakes, and it's also going to be quite soggy in the northeast. reena and kendis, back to you. >> thank you so much, cam. new details this morning about the deadly crash of a small plane in akron, ohio. surveillance video s sws the plane crashingghere in the upper left corner. all nine people on board were lled. seven of them were with a florida-based real estate company.
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the plane's cockpit voice recorder has been recovered and is being studied for clues about what went wrong. >> we are very perplexed as to what happened. we are shocked. planes generally just don't fall out of the sky. i can tell you that they were very well-seasoned pilots, both of them. >> so this plane went down about two miles from the airport where it was going to land. another pilot who had just landed there reported nearing no distress calls. despite being on the same communication frequency as the plane that crashed. arrests have been made after news helicopters in the new york city area w we targeted by lasers. the chopper for our new york station, wabc, was hitith a green laser near newark airport last night. one person was arrested in connection with that incident. earlier, helicopters operated by two other stations were also targeted, both of them over brooklyn. at least one person was arrested there. a system of tracking airlines by satellite is expected to be in place in the next two years. its creation was motivated by the mysterious disappearance of
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malaysia airlines flight 370 last year. a deal reached at a u.n. meeting yesterday allows for planes to be tracked by satellite, not just from the ground. current radar-based systems leave about 70% of the world's surface uncovered. world leaders are meeting this morning on the island of malta trying to find a solution to the growing refugee crisis that's engulfing eurure. the numbererf people seeking asylum has now hit the grim milestone of 1 million. and that's even with germany, sweden, and others closing their doors to miegrantsmigrants. desperat families continuing to risk their lives. terry moran in greece with new details. >> reporter: a half sunken boat off the turkish coast its front window broken the telltale signs of a tragedy. 14 dead and seven of them children. the refugee crisis here@ is actually getting worse. and a milestone. 1 million people have now sought asylum in europe on a pace to double last yearar
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lala month 18-m-mth-old mohammed hassan pulleddrom the sea afterer the b bat he was on capsized. "he's alive," the fishermen shout. "quick, get the water out of his mouth." they saved his life. the human tide kept rolling ashore here on lesbos. and everywhere the evidence of their exodus. all along this coastline where the boats come ashore you can see several of these huge piles, thousands of life preservers, and every single one of them represents an individual journey of hope and desperation. and with every landing the tears of relief, the joy, the determination to gogo on. terry ran, abc news,, lesbsb, greecece president obama honored america's veterans by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. the president spoke about the new wave of vets who are returning from the wars in afghanistan.
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he said more needs to be done to help those veterans find work. one of those returning vets will be awarded a medal of honor by president obama later today. retired army captain florent groberg was seriously injured when he pushed a suicide bomber to the ground. groberg has undergone more than 30 surgeries in his recovery. his heroic actions saved the lives of men in his unit and several afghann ofofcials. what a increreble moment that must have beenen >yeah, absolutely. andpeaking of vets,his is an incredible m ment as well. a former navy s.e.a.l. hbs found a rather unique way to raise awareness and money for the families of fallen s.e.a.l.s. the guy's name is andy stump. seenhere. and he just set a very dangerous new record. >> stumpf jumped out of a plane at more than 36,000 feet wearing a wingsuit and parachute. he then glided over 18 miles >> yeah. that's the furthest distance anyone has ever flown in a wingsuit before touching down. the stunt was aimed at helping raise a million dollars for the
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killed in action. stumpf called the jump gnarly. >> gnarly. >> and when you see that close-up video, by the way, it kind of remindse of the missy elliott video from years ago where she's in the big -- >> in the big puffy suit. >> yeah. but very impressive. he got up to speeds of about 200 miles an hour. >> it's impressive but terrifying for people like me who don't like heights. >> yeah. >> right? >> or we like our planes that work. exactly. well, coming up in "the mix," how would you feel if you quit facebook? what researchers discovered could come as a surprise. also ahead, reflections from julia roberts. from her role in "pretty woman" 25 yeao to her hard-hitting new dramatic role. the michael strahan candid interview. but first the verdict for a cruise ship passenger, that one there, hit on the head by an automatic door. the huge punishment for the crcrse line. and how o oen do these incidents happpp? and we'e' got some pictures for you. check us out on instagram instagram @abcwnn.
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well, they've started removing sfrekzvehicles from that collapsed culvert next to an ihop in mississippi. cars fell into the trench saturday night. one driver described how he and
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his 2-year-old son were steps away from their car when the disaster unfolded. thankfully, no one was hurt. pretty remark pbl when you look at that scene that nobody was hurt. >> it is incredible. and d will take a bit of work i guess to o t all that cleareded up. >on the high seas in the meantime this wasas amazing. one man who was hurur quite seriously has won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. >> holland america passenger was hit in the head by a sliding glass door, and now he's been awarded $21 million for his pain d suffering. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: when those sliding doors suddenly closed james houseman was whacked right in the temple. you see him teeter, then regain his composure and try to walk it off. and now he's going to walk away with over $21 million. houseman was on a nearly year-long cruise aboard holland america's flagship "ms amsterdam." his attorney says he suffered a concussion and a traumatic brain injury. and investigating the case his attorney says he discovered something stunningng >> 34 othth incidents of sliding
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automatic doors h hting passengers. >> reporter: theury was able to hear about 16 of those incidents. perhaps why they awarded haasman 5 million for pain and suffering and over 16 million as punitive damages against holland america. whose promotional video boasts -- >> a greeting that will make you feel like an honored friend. >> reporter: but during the trial the hausmans became foes. the family furious the cruise line surveyed the family before the trial, even shooting video of their 12-year-old daughter and showing it in court. in previous suits the cruise line had blamed the passengers for their injuries in sliding doors. in this case it says the judgment was excessive and tells us it plans toappeal. matt gutman, abc news, l l geles. >> what do you think? >> it's an unbelievable amount of money for that injury. the 61-year-old, by the way, was awarded about 5 million for past and future pain, suffering, and emotional distress. i'm sure there are a lot of people out there who look at that video and think, man, is
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that worth so many millions of dollars? but the jury found out -- >> the jury, yeah. apparently, this was a cruise for 280 days. not his particular cruise but the cruise ship. so anyway, interesting. >> yeah. all right. coming up -- >> america's sweetheart outdoes herself. how julia roberts, considered by many to be one of hollywood's top leading ladies oftime, landed a part originanay intended for a man. >> i always love that she's ways so happy. andndater in our next half hour, the major lawsuit bringing 113 women together. suing a drug company over a birth control mix-up. what they think the company should help pay to raise their children. that's going to be interesting.
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well, as you know, julia roberts has more than earned her place as one of hollywood's premier leading ladies. >> but this time she may have outdone herself, landing a role written for a man. abc's michael strahan sat d dn with america's sweetheart. >id we just becomee best friends? >> questiti, we might have. oh, my goodness. >> reportete it's hard not to smile when in the company of julia roberts. >> oh, boy. >> reporter: her signature grin lights up the room here at the iconic beverly wilshire hotel, where she shot "pretty woman" 25 years ago. >> oh! >> reporter: do you have any feelings that come over you when you come into this hotel? >> abject awkwardness. >> why? >> especially when i go into the elevator. because the elevators are
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exactly the same and have the little seats. and that's when i just walk in and kind of look around and everyone's looking at their feet. >> reporter: if "pretty woman" set the tone for the julia roberts we've all come to know, herew film "secret in their eyes" shatters that image completely. it's your daughter. >what? >> reporter: as an investigatorr who uncovers the body of her own daughter, brutally murdered. >> this movie explores so many things, especially justice and revenge. >> mm-hmm. >> how far would you go for justice and revenge? >> i feel like part of my personality is ferocious. and part of my personality is the greatest power you can wield towards an enemy is to ignore their existence. >> i don't have the tom tok watch him walk away again. maybe we go about this a little less officially. >> reporter: the director said you said he don't want a movie star part, i want to get in, i want to get dirty. and from m at iaw, you didid
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at points i said is thaha julia roberts? >> when you've been in the business this long and people feel they know you as well as they do, you want them to go and enjoy a movie and not think about who you are. >> reporter: did it help to have your husband, he was the cinematographer on the film, did it help to have him there whenever you got out of a heavy scene? >> well, it helped in a couple of ways because first of all i tried to impress him so much that really -- >> really? >> -- as much as i try to impress my director i just think, okay. >> are you really try to impress your husband? >> oh. >> really? >> of course. >> i love that. >> he's my person. >> i love that. >> he's my person. and part of it ise would spend the whole day together. by the t te we get home we're notalking about work. it was just all about the kids. which was amazing. >> reporter: do you have any parenting tips for me? >> my daughter sai to me last year, we were talking about school, and she was having some frustration. and she said, mommy, you just don't know what it's like. and i said to her, guess what
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i'm going to do today. i'm going to sit in the back of your classroom all day today and understand what it's like. >> wow. >> by the time the bell rang to go home, this is what i know. no child wants to get in a car and have their parent say how was your day? >> becauau you sat there -- >> because it't' thererentless pursuit ofnowledge. and then you get in the car with this new safe moment. how was your day? what did you do? tell me the whole thing. it's like. >> there's something i hear you play at the dinner tab called the family dinner game. >> family dinner game. >> where you ask questions around the table. >> mm-hmm. >> can we play that? >> do you have questions? >> i have a few questions. >> i have questions. what's your middle name? >> anthony. what is the first thing you look at when you see somebody? >> i guess, you know, your eyes, your smile. probably your eyes.
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they're twinkly. >> i'm blushing. okay. thank you. >> and that's when you say, oh. so are yours. >> you know what? you have this personality, these sparkly browneyes. the beautiful smile. you exude happiness. >> and my gap used to be as big as yours and then i stopped sucking my thumb. >> i never sucked my thumb. so what's my excuse? >> i don't know. but i love it. i love it. >> thank you. thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> i really enjoyed that ivterview. >> that was really, really cute. obviously, michael was very taken by her. >> i can tell. i can tell. apparently this movie there's some like incredible unspeakable secret that unravels. it's like layer upon layer. so i look forward to seeing that one. >> hence the term "the secret in their eyes." and julia with the great parenting tip. she has three kids, as you know. so i like that little tip. >> you like that. >> donon ask howow was your day. >> i know. everyone in the makeup room said reena, pay attention to this. we should mention it opens in theaters nationwide next friday.
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okay. so we're on facebook every day, every two minutes frankly. and are you happier being on facebook or not? >> i think y y're always trying to keep up with the joneses on facebook. right? >> it is. u're trying to live a different life. okay. so researchers in denmark put that to the test. they divide two-day groups, people who were always on facebook every day, and found -- and had them evaluate their life satisfaction out of a score of 10 after that week. so people who gave up facebook for a week, those who were there every day. by far they found the people who gave up facebook for a week were happier. they were more decisive. they were enthusiastic. they were less worried, lonely, and less stressed compared to those lonely people who were on facebook every day. >> i think so. because you'ree loor on facebook.
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and you're at home looking atat the computer. i get that. >> allllright. >> i'm at the point of parenthood where my kids get up way too early. they're toddlers. but there's parents who chdren get up much, much later when you get to teenage years and older, right? this might be for you folks for christmas. it's an alarm clock that slaps you. >> what? >> to get you up out of bed. simone gertz came up with this. it's a typical clock with a rotating motor and she slapped on this rubber hand. at one point in the video you see her hair gets tangled into the middle. there is that little fight thing. but apparently if your child can't get out of b b this can be a goooo investment. >> don't sleep there.e. >> don't sleep there. okay. so we know some famous artists, of course. you have van gogh, you have picasso. and now there's juso. here's so's rk. beautiful, don't you think? some wonderful paint ppgz and let me introduce you to this world-renowned artist.
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he's in finland. not the guy walking on the left. the bear. >> oh, stop. >> yes. they've trained him to be able to be an artist. this is how he makes his wonderful works, just rolling around in it. and voila. $20,000 per art -- no, 2,000 euros. about ,100 perer piece o o work. >> that could be another christmas s ft option. >> something like that. >> do you remember a couplee weeks agoe did this thing about justin bieber's song with the hoverboards. well, everything you guys can do we can do better as women. >> they were impressive. that's a good move. >> right? this is of course justin bieber's "sorry." and these women, their skill, they kind of one-upped the boys with the stunts. lo at how effortlessly they glide across those hoverboards. they've got perfect form. >> they do have perfect form. and the precision. and jack, what do you think? >> everything you can do we can
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>> very nice, this morning on "world news now" -- this morning on "world news now" -- intensifying storm. after dumping snow on the west and sending tornadoes through the midwest, the`system is jeopardizing travel plans today for as many as 20 million americans. the warnings from accuweather. developing overnight, blinding laser lights aimed at planes and helicopters. >> news choppers targeted in several incidents within just a few hours. how one crew helped police make an arrest. birth control crisis. women were on the pill getting pregnant. the apparent mistake by a drug company. should they be helping to raise those kids? and later, the anticipipion is over fofojustin bieber fans.. his nealbum is about to go on sale. but that's not all of his exciting news. the frenzy in "the skinny" on this thursday november 12th. when you don't want me no more
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but you tell me to go >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well-g morning on this thursday. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. we're going to get started with the wild weather that is raking over the middle of the country right now, flipping big rigs, ripping off roofs, and delaying flights for hours. >> and after dumping more than a foot of snow across the rockies, that sameystem has marchch east, triggeriri twisterer and thunderstorms from texas all the way up till l linois. here's more from abc's clayton sandell. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporr: tornadoes and strong winds are pummeling the midwest. >> tornado warnings. >> reporter: in knoxville, iowa tearing down trees and ripping through industrial buildings in the town of corning. just down the road flipping this semi. the driver survived. manage under attack from heavy hail and rain. in oklahoma towns are being
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line of fire across dry grassland, dangerously close to isaac hamm's house.. >> pulling intntmy driveway. this has bad idea written all er it. >> reporter: and frorofire to ice. in colorado drivers are getting a cold wake-up to wint. frozen roads sent cars careening like hockey pucks. >> he saved it. >> reporter: one after another. >> here's one. >> reporter: the storm brought the first major snow to denver this season, up to eight inches in some places, and in the mountains nearby nearly a foot. clayton sandell, abc news, in douglas county, colorado. >> our thanks to clayton. some impressive pictures there. and that massive system drenching a dozen states right now. >> take a look athis radar. hey rain falling acrosthe great lakes region. stretching all the way down into the deep south. so exactly where is it headed today? lel's check with accuweather's cam tran. good morning, cam.
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>> good morning, ree and kendis. we're looking at howling winds across the great lakes region where we could see wind gusts of 60 miles per hour near the lakes. further out we'll see wind gusts of up to 40 and then those gusty winds will move over the mid-atlantic states on friday. we're also looking at widespread rainfall across the great lakes region as well with the heaviest parked over the northern lakes. this frontal system will also bring in widespread showers across the northeast. don't forget the rain gear before you head out the door. reena and kendis, back to you. >> our thanks to cam there at cuweather. > major hospital in san ancisco forced into o lockdown while an armed man pointed a rifle at it from across the street. the armed man fired at least once before being shot to death by responding officers. he got the rifle and ammo while holding up a sporting goods store south of the city. no one else we're told was injured in that incident. and two college students suspected of posting online threats against black students at the university of missouri are in court a little bit later on today. connor stottlemeyer was arrested by campus police at his
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state university and 19-year-old huhuer park was also arrested for making similar threats. he attends another school in thehe univivsity of missouri sysysm. we're learning more about that horrific explosion that leveled a home in northern new jersey killing one person and injuring 15 others. investigators say the gas did cause the explosion but they're not sure if it came from a natural gas leak. and they say they're looking into whether someone inside the house was illegally tapping into a gas source. three surrounding buildings will have to be demolished. some fast arrests have been made after news helicopters in the new york city area were targeted by lasers. take a look at this. choppers operated by cbs and nbc stations were targets of attacks over brooklyn. at least one person was arrested there in that borough. the helicopter for our new york station, wabc, wasasit with a green laser. this time near new york airport last night. the crew notified police, and one suspect was arrested. >> if we can get the cops over here, itould be awesome because we've got him.
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approaching love field in dallas. all of them were at altitudes between 3,000 and 4,000 feet and about 11 miles from the city. some new details this morning about the deadly crash of a small plane in akron, ohio. a pilot who landed at the same airport that plane was headed toward reports hearing no distress calls despite being on the same frequency as the downed plane's pilot. abc's elizabetethur has more. >> r rorter: the plane plunging and bursting into flames, captured in this surveillance video. watch again in the corner of the screen. you see the plane, an explosion, followed by a plume of thick black smoke. >> the left wing hit the ground first and left a witness mark. then the aircraft hit half of an apartment building, destroying it before running up an embankment behind the building and coming to rest. >> reporter: police confirmed the pilot, co-pilot, and seven employees from a florida real
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estate company were killed when their chartered flight from yton to akron smashed into an apartment t ilding less than twowo miles from theirirestination. >> i'm just in shock andnd disbelief, and we just want to know what happened. and we want some answers. that's all. >> reporter: devastated and desperate for answers are victims' families and the plane's owner. >> we are very perplexed as to what happened. we are shocked. planes generally just don't fall out of the sky. i can tell you that they were very well-seasoned pilots, both of them. >> reporter: according to officials, no one on the ground was injured, but about a dozen families have been displaced with their homes now damaged or destroyed. investigators s y they have recovered the cockpit voice recorder, and we are told it is already on its w w to a lab to be analyzed for clues. kendis and reena, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. russia is taking steps to confront allegations that its athletes benefited from an extensive state-sponred doping prograu. while touring sports facilities yesterday, russian president
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vladimir putin called on sports officials to conduct an internal investigation into this week's doping claims. putin's demands comes as international track officials decide whether to suspend russian athletes. that decision will be made by tomorrow. we've got some breaking news right now from iraq. a major offensive is under way right now to retake a strategic city from isis. thousands ofofurdish fighters backed by u.s. air suppopo are battling over the northern city of sinjar. warplanes the u.s.-led alition have been pounding the area with bombs ahead of this offensive. now, heavy ground fighting was reported this morning. now, this is a strategic city right now. strategic isis supply line runs right through that city. and in neighboring afghanistan thousands marched through the streets of kabul to denounce the abductions and killings of seven people belonging to a shiite minority. protesters are blaming militants
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linked to isis and the taliban, and they're calling for new government that can ensure the security of their country. well, turning to the race for the white house, donald trump under fire for praising president eisenhower's mass deportation plpl during tuesday's debate. as trump renewew his push to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants. critics blasted the eisenhower directive. they say mexicans were treated so inhumanely the program prompted a congressional investigation. trump also failed to mention the official name of the 1950s initiative was "operation wetback." that was a racially of course offensive term for mexicans. a day after taking part in the undercard debate new jersey governor chris christie putting pot smokers on notice. his message to recreational marijuana users -- "get high now." christie told supporters in iowa that when he becomes president will aggressively e eorce the federal drug law, even in ststes thth have legalized marijuana. i do actually wonder what nancy reagan would havsaid about this whole legalization of marijuana. >> at this point. >> the just say no campaign,
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right? >> i wonde that's a good point. all right. so as you know, america honored its veterans. the scandal-plagued agency charged with handling their benefits came under fire again. this time for handing out millions in bonuses. the veterans affairs department paid more than $142 million in performance bonuses last year. that's despite accusations of providing subpar health care. president obama says the va is getting a bigger budt and making progress on solving its problems. well, it mayayost a bit more to put that bibi on the table this thanksgiving. turkey prices are 15% to 20% from last year. the avian flu, which wiped out millions of birds, is to blame for the hike. the rest of the thanksgiving menu will cost about the same as last year. there's always tofurkey. >> you can always do that. or save a bird. if you think that turkey is expensive, forget about what we're about to show you right now. this elaborate dollhouse is going on public display for the first time ever. just a few blocks from our
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studios here in new york. >> i really love this story. it's nine feet by six feet. and it weighs 900 pounds. the 21 rooms are filled with thousands of miniature pieces including oil paintings, fine rugs, even e eborate furniture. look at the detail. i love it. i actually want to m me in. >> looooat the space. for a new w rk city apartment that would be awesome. well, just like real real estate he in the big apple, all of that luxury comes at a price. the price tag for this dollhouse, $8.5 million, folks. for that. wow. well, coming up in "the skinny," the unusual photo of meryl streep that's going viral. and nancy grace takes her career away from the courtroom. also ahead, women on the pill getting pregnant and taking a drug company to court. what led to a birth control crisis? and later, a crisis in the bathroom. a bride to be accidentally flushes her engagement ring dodo the toilet. finding it was nototasy. imagininhow the wedding's gogog to be. aftetewe take a look at thth forecast map. 80s in reena's home state of
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so far the shot has shown promise in mice and monkeys. millions of amamicans take statins to lower choleststol, but the drugs don't work for everyone. wewe, more than 100 women have joined a lawsuit over a mix-up in birth control pills and alleged mistake in packaging. >> yeah, the women say the mistake led to more than 100 surprise pregnancies. and now they say the drug company needs to help pay to raise their children. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: 113 women suing a major pharmaceutical company for mispackaged birth control pills they say resulted in unwanted pregnancies. the women from 28 states seeking millions in damages. some asking for the total cost of raising a child into adulthood includudg education. according to the lawsuit birth control pills made by y alitest, a subsidiary of endo pharmaceuticals, were packaged in the wrong order, rotated 180 degrees, reversing the weekly
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as a result the plaintiffs claim they were taking placebo sugar pills intended for the week of metruation at the wrong time of the month leaving them without adequate contraception. that packaging error prompted an fda recall in 2011, but not before these women say they unintentionally became pregnant. in a statement the pharmaceutical company told us the recall was based on "an extremely small number of defective packs" and that they've ly ever been able toto confirm one single defective packckas sold to a patientnt mara schiavocacao, abc news, new york. >> a aarently, experts sayayhat in pennsylvania it might be a bit of a stretch to try to get them to pay -- the company to pay for the cost of a child from when they're born thugh almost adulthood. >> and one legal expert says, and this is the striking thing here, the mislabeling of pharmaceuticals is actually quite common. who knew? frightening thought there. when we come back, the big
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>> yes. i'm actually kind of excited about this. he's hitting the road with his new album. "purpose" dropping tomorrow. the biebs has announced a world tour that will kick off on march 9th. >> it's being called a world the u.s. and canada. >> well, that's the world. >> okay. includes stops in boston, brooklyn, chicago, atlanta, and l.a. kendis, at madison square garden >> yes. >> general ticket sales begin next friday at 10:00 a.m. get your cell phone. >> i will be on there. i'i'going to set my alararclock and d ll a few friends. world tour and it's just canada and the u.s.? >> p pt of the world. >> okay. true. next a photo of meryl streep that is going viral. >> the photo posted on an unverified facebook page was reportedly taken on the new york city subway. look at how gorgeous she looks. 1976. reportedly after streep had been rejected for a role as an unknown 27-year-old. >> look at all that graffiti. remember new york back then? >> mm-hmm. >> that photo is now being used
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as a lesson in perseverance. and the caption, "streep is said to have written th is me on my way home from an audition for king kong where it was told -- i was too ugly for the part. today i have 18 academy awards." >> by the way, that role went to a very young jessica lange. >> a very beautiful jessica lange. >> we're not exactly sure if this is really her, but wewel take it. we like that lesson in pepeeverance. >> she looks beautiful. >>next, nancy grace steps out of the courtroom and into the kitchen. >> who knew, rht? the tough as nails ex-prosecutor and host of hln's flagship show "nancy grace" is now hosting "cooking with nancy grace." each episode features grace whipping up nutritious dishes from her own kitchen that are targeted at working parents with kids. >> if i look in a recipe book and i see a long prep, i just move to the next recipe. i don't have time. >> it's going to be a quarter teaspoon of garlic. yes, i know, it's preminced. there was a time i minced
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is much more than it may seem oh, it's a lot of women's biggest fear. >> what? >> losing your engagement ring. down the drain. >> oh. >> one lady outside of losos angeles did something even worse. >> it's a man's biggest fear too. based on the money we spend on that stuff. she accidentally flushed it down the toilet and not just that but her diamond earrings too. kabc's michelle tuzee has the
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>> i stood there in shock. i wasn't sure if i really flushed it -- like who flushes a ring down a toilet? >> reporter: clarissa wolter was clearing out some makeup brushes when she tossed some dirty tissues down the toilet. she quickly realized her engagement ring and the earrings she placed in another tissue had gone down the drain as well. >> i called my mom first thing and i panicked. i didn't even cry. she started crying at first. >> the ring is a big deal. so i rush right over and we started, you know, taking the toilet apart to see if it was there. clearly y wasn't. so it wawaa really scary feeling, actually. >> reporter: clarissa immediately called j jupa community services for help. >> the young lady was actually very wise in reading online about how not to flush any more water and it helped her out a lot. >> reporter: they placed a trap in the sewer line and then ran water through it to see what they could catch. and as luck would have it they caught carats. lots of them.
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>> they got the water hose from the front yard and just ran it through the toilet i guess, and they ended up finding the ring way down the street in the sewer, like underground. >> reporter: the engagement ring and the earrings were recovered and returned to their very thankful owner. >> a ring like that is very important, and we're just happy we were able to do the best to successfully r rover it. >> to have it come back to b bon her finger is priceless. it was jususamazing. >> without them i wouldn't have my engagement ring. >> public works. wow. we were just saying public works. that's the tip from the story. you've got to call public works if that happens. >> i wouldn't have gone after it. i love that -- >> oh, yeah. and you know about what to go after. those toilets. >> it's a little toilehumor. she found carats and some corn. >> oh! kendis. >> i forgot this song. what is it? is that really gross? >> don't miss our updates on facebook.
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>> please come back. good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." surveillance video captures the moment a private jet with nine people on board crashed into an apartment building in akron, ohio. investigators have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and are seeking answers into what went wrong. full details straight ahead. happening right now, breaking right now, a major battle raging in iraq to retake the northern city of sinjar from isis. thousands of kurdish forces launched the offensive on three onts with support frfr u.s. air striris. more than 100 women are suing a major pharmaceutical company for mispackaged birth control pills that they say resulted in unwanted pregnancies. now they're seeking compensation for the total cost of raising those kids into adulthood. and a former navy s.e.a.l. has set a new record for the longest distance ever flown in a
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wing suit. he jumped from a plane more than 36,000 feet in the air and flew more than 18 miles before touching down. the stunt was aimed at helping raise money for families of fallen s.e.a.l.s. those are some of our top stories on this thursday november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good morning, everyonene let's begigithis half hour with the new details about that deadly plane crash in akakn, ohio. surveillance video shows the small jet crashing there in the upper left corner of the screen. you see it. the plane went down about two miles from the airport where it was going to land. >> another pilot who had just landed there reported hearing no distress calls. despite being on the same communication frequency as the plane that crashed. with more details here's david kerley, who covers aviation for us. >> reporter: the final moments before that fiery crash. the surveillance camera catching the twin-engine jet through the
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trees. it is banking severely to the left before exploding into an intense inferno. >> the left wing hit the ground first. then the aircraft hit half of an apararent building, destroying it before running up an embanknknt behind the buildidi and coming to rest. >> repororr: the ntsb now sifting through the devastation to homes for a dozen families as the grim task of recovering the remains of all nine on board continues. despite the destruction -- >> do you see flames? >> i can see it burning right now. i thought i heard a plane go down, and i can see an explosion. i can see fire. >> reporter: the crashing jet hurt no one on the ground. this woman says she was video-chatting nearby at the time of impact. >> oh, my god! had been chartered by a small boca raton, florida. two executives and five employees, most of the firm, the family of one of those employees, diane smoot, immediately traveled to the crash scene. >> i texted her after the
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plane -- after i saw theheews repopo and she didn't reply. i'm just in n ock and disbelief. we just want to knkn what happened. >> repepter: this video showowg the low-altitude bank will provide clues to investigators. where the wreckage came to rest just a couple of houses up this road investigators found the cockpit voice recorder. it's already on its way to a lab in washington with the hope that it will provide some answers as to why this jet crashed. david kerley, abc news, akron, ohio. >> thank you so much, david. a system of tracking airliners by satellite is expected to be in place in the next two years. its creation motivated by the mysterious disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370 last year. a deal reached at a u.n. meeting yesterday allows for planes to be tracked by satellite not just from the ground. current radar-based systems leave about 70% of the world's surface uncovered. arrests have been made after news helicoptete in the new york city area were targeted d lasers. the chopper of our nework station wabc was hit with a grgrn laser near newark airport
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connection with the incident. earlier helicopters operated by two other stations were also targeted. both of them over brooklyn. at least one person was arrested there. on the west coast police in san francisco rushed to one of the city's major hospitals for reports of an active shooter. they found a man with a rifle on the sixth floor of this construction site across the street. the police chief describing what happened next. >> officers directed their firearms at the suspect, who then lowered the rifle, pointing it down below. three officers fired, neutralizing the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> now, the chief says the gunman got his rifle when he robbed a nearby store. the man's motive unknown. investigators now sathat gas was responsible for an explosion that flattened a duplex in northern new jersey, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others. they say there's one other factor that may have played a role. abc's linsey davis has the
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latest. >> reporter: the massive explosion caught on surveillance camera. >> the explosion pancaked the second floor onto the first floor, and the people rode that down. >> reporter: at least one man is dead and 15 people are injured, including an 11-year-old. firefighters pulling several of this elizabeth, new jersey home. >> i heard "oh my god, oh my god, somebody help me, somebody help me." >> reporter: several witnesses faint smell of gas tuesday night and woke up to a nightmare. >> i felt like it was my last day. >> reporter: the mayor confirmed it was a gas explosion in the second-floor unit of this two-family home. officials say they're investigating if someone inside the house was illegally tapping into a gas source. that's what happened earlier this year in new york city, when two people were killed after this restaurant blew up. but we've seen it happen by accident many times. often as temperatures begin to plummet. and that's why experts say you have to be especially vigilant at this time of year.
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if you notice an odor that smells at all like rotten eggs, open up the windows. consider rubbing the gas lines with a soapy water to see if they bubble up. and call for help. the investigation into what went wrong here is now under way. linsey davis, abc news, elizabeth, new jersey. crews are battling a fast-moving brush fire north of los angeles. about 40 acres in simi valley have been blackened so far. the fire is being fought from the air and the ground with additional equipment being brought in because of the rugged conditions there. the fire we're told is about 50% contained. a powerful storm is battering the midwest packing near hurricane force winds that's uprooting trees and knocking out power to thousands. this is the second wave of a one-two punch that brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the rockies and plains. up to a foot of snow in colorado had drivers spinning out of control. severe weather spun tornadoes in iowa tearing through buildings and flipping a semi truck on its
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side. as temperatures plunged, the rain in parts of the state changed over to ice and snow. and this morning the threat is far from over. here's accuweather meteorologist cam tran. good morning to you, cam. >> good morning, reena and kendis. the great lakes region today bringing gusty winds. in fact, we have high wind warnings and also wind the great lakes region. near the lakes we're looking at hour. that does include detroit and buffalo. while further out we are looking at gusts of up to 40. we're also look at those breezy conditions moving across the mid-atlantic states on friday. and widespread rainfall across much of the lakes region and the northeast for today. the heaviest, though, will be parked over the northern lakes region. but this frontal system will also bring in widespread showers across places like new york city, philadelphia, seeing a soggy start, and it will quickly move off to the northeast, bringing rainfall across the new england states. reena and kendis, back to you. >> all right.
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our thanks to cam there. fans are sharing memories of soap star nathaniel marston. he died yesterday from injuries he suffered in a car accident last month. marston was best known for his six-year run as michael mcbain on abc's "one life to live." he'd also appeared in "blue bloods" and "law & order" among other tv shows. nathaniel marston died in reno, nevada at age 40. bill cosby is set to be questioned in a defamation suit brought on by former model janice dickinson. cosby will appear in a deposition a few days before thanksgiving. he's expected to be asked under oath to explain why he branded dickinson a liar. she's among more than 50 women who have accused cosby of rape. an arkansas mom was arrested for giving her baby bourbon in a bottle. lori shepherd's 10-month-old is now in the care of child services after being rushed to the hospital unresponsive with a blood alcohol level of .19. shepherd told police her baby was teething and her mother told
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gum to relieve the pain. the scandal-plagued veterans affairs department is coming under fire for handing out millions in bonuses. the agency paid more than $142 million in performance bonuses last year. despite accusations it provided below-par health care to military veterans. president obama says the va is getting a bigger budget and is working toward solving its problems. well, now to our continuing coverage of expensive jewels being sold to very rich but anonymous people. we previewed the sale last week. here's how it went. >> okay. so there it is. the so-called blue moon diamond. it's more than 12 carats set in a ring. it was a showpiece gem at sotheby's auction in geneva, switzerland. >> when the gavel came down, it went for a record $48.5 million. the blue moon was bought by a hong kong collector who wasn't publicly identified. what's up with the hong kong collectors who don't want people to know they've got bling at
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oh, it was love at first sight back in 1944 for joyce durant and norwood thomas. they met during world war ii while he was stationed outside of london in the 101st airborne division. but the war ended and she stayed behind and he says he never forgot about her. and apparently, neither did she. now more than 70 years later they've been reunited. at least on skype. the couple brought together again by their sons. thomas says, however, that the only problem is he can't give her a squeeze. >> aw. very cool. what do their spouses think about this? >> good question. >> i assume they're single and ready to mingle. in the meantime, veterans day 2015 had an extra special significance yesterday, marking 70 years actually since the end of world war ii. >> and as we honored our
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nation's servicemen and women the empire state building here in new york blazed in a beautiful red, white and blue. abc's brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: saluting our nation's heroes from new york to dallas and los angeles. >> i love my country, and they're helping me today. but our flag was still there *] >> reporter: americans are honoring veterans with festivities and parades across the country. >> my family. my dad served. i served. >> this is just to show our support and let them know that we're here and we still remember them. >> reporter: president obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier and said during a private white house breakfast the nation needs to keep our veterans in mind long after this day. >> and we're going to keep investing in the facilities and the physicians and the staff to make sure that our veterans get the care that you need when you need it. >> reporter: a moment of silence was also held in afghanistan, where nato troops, some overcome with emotion, knelt down as they
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bruce springsteen joined abc's bob woodruosting his ninth annual stand up for heroes benefit concert. with a new wave of veterans serving in iraq, afghanistan, and elsewhere, for many this federal holiday is about more than just showing gratitude. >> support these men and women who basically provide our freedoms. >> reporter: this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of world war ii. and president obama is now calling on congress to pass a measure giving veterans easier access to health care and disability benefits. reena and kendis. >> so important, brandi hitt. thank you so much. >> we should point out there are currently over 2 million female veterans in the united states. growing numbers. >> as brandi mentioned about getting help, about 12% of our homeless population are vets. so they definitely need the help. >> yeah. coming up, will smith hoping for a touchdown in his latest role. >> he's tackling one of football's biggest issues today. his role as a director making a discovery involving football and
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okay. so it okay. so it may be one of the most dramatic turns in his movie career yet. will smith playing a doctor linking football to brain trauma. >> the film premiered last night at the afi fest and kabc's george pennacchio was there. >> i found a disease that no one has ever seen. >> reporter: "concussion" tells the story of dr. bennet omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who discovered a football-related trauma to the brain called cte. the doctor goes in for the fight of his life, up against the powerful nfl, which tried to discredit his findings. will smith plays the doctor. >> when i met with dr. omalu, the last thing i wanted to do was make this movie. i did not want to be the guy that had to deliver this information. >> repetitive head trauma chokes the brain.
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it turns you into someone else. >> tape, needles, vicodin. toradol. whatever it takes to keep them in the game. >> it's business. >> i'm a football dad, and i didn't know. so i just felt really inspired by dr. omalu to tell this truth and deliver this truth to other parents. you know, we have to know. >> reporter: former nfl stars made their way to this premiere. matthew willig is even one of the co-stars. >> it is a thing that i worry about moving forward. you know, who knows? who knows down the line where my brain leads? >> reporter: leonard marshall, who played with the new york giants for ten seasons, tested positive for cte. >> and although the nfl has not said we knew about this, i think this film's going to make a major statement. >> so i think it's important that we teach little kids and kids who are coming up to play the game in the next five, ten, 15, 20 years, they understand how to play the game. >> it's just about a corporation knowing something and not
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so it was a great story. >> i think that middle-aged overweight white guys are the new villains and that's what i'm playing in this movie. >> you're going to have to wait a while to see "concussion." it won't be in theaters until christmas day. in hollywood george pennacchio for abc news. >> just in time for the oscar race, i guess. all right. time now for our continuing coverage of how long shia labeouf can go without showering. this is a live picture of him right now watching all his movies consecutively at the angelica theater here in new york city. the movie he's watching right now is called "constantine." >> he looks great. >> i love that movie. >> apparently, "i, robot" is next. >> i can't wait for that. >> he looks pretty good for being up all this time. >> he looks pretty awake. and it really has been stellar viewing because just about 20 minutes ago he took a sip out of
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well, earlier this week we told you about that skier in alaska who survived a 1,600-foot fall down a mountain. >> now we're hearing from the skier and why he says he's not afraid to hit the slopes yet again. here's our friend t.j. holmes. >> reporter: look and listen closely. >> oh! >> reporter: that's professional skier ian mcintosh plummeting 1,600 feet down a massive mountain. cameras and microphones catch every painful bump and grunt -- >> oh! >> reporter: -- on his way down.
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>> it felt like an eternity, man. it really did. i thought this is never going to stop. >> reporter: the 34-year-old was on alaska's neacola mountain range earlier this year filming the new ski movie "paradise waits" when he mistakenly skis into a five-foot trench and wipes out. >> it surprised the heck out of me. i had no idea that was coming. i knew at that point it was game over and i was going for the ride of my life. >> reporter: that's the very moment you hear him clearly cry out. >> oh, no! >> it felt like i was getting hit by linebackers. you know, the whole way down the over and over and over again. like full sprinting linebackers. >> reporter: to soften those blows and possibly prevent major trauma, mcintosh had the presence of mind to deploy the air-bag built into his backpack. he brought one of those air bags to show me. >> just go ahead and pull that white handle for me right there. pull on it. there's your life jacket for flying down the mountain. >> you were flying down the
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mountain in this. >> yes. unfortunately. >> reporter: after falling for nearly a full minute mcintosh finally comes to a stop. >> i'm okay. >> reporter: but aside from a few bruises, amazingly mcintosh was fine and undeterred. >> i don't want to die doing what i do. i don't have a deathwish. i'm not the type. but i do have a wish to live life to its fullest and get out there and live my dreams. and this kind of stuff is what i dream about. it's what i lay awake thinking about. >> reporter: t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. >> i was kind of waiting for t.j. holmes to go on the bunny slope and try it out. >> that's probably about all that t.j. could do on the slopes. but hey. >> oh, look at us. we are cool. we would have done it on the bunny slope. >> we're going to shred some serious nar there. looking pretty cool. >> look at you. you've got the lingo down too. and look. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas >> it's too soon for the snow. >> never too soon. and that's the news for this
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>> remember to follow us on this morning on "world news now," dangerous storms impacting millions. >> from snow and ice around denver to tornadoes in the middle of the country. the powerful winds threatening travelers right now. and the warnings from accuweather. devastating crash. the jet that slammed into an ohio apartment building. new pictures of that crash and new details about who was on board. legal victory. a cruise ship passenger caught on camera getting hit in the head by an automatic door. the multimillion-dollar verdict over a minor injury. and later, america's sweetheart, julia roberts, opens up about her latest movie and the role in "pretty woman" 25 years ago that changed everything. it's thursday november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." hey, good morning, everyone, on this thursday.
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i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. talking about our favorite julia roberts movies. >> i love her. >> she's fantastic. she can do no wrong. >> she can't really. >> and that interview with michael strahan is a lot of fun. >> we look forward to watching it. we're going to start with the misery that's taking place right now. the fast-moving storm that's slamming the nation's midsection, unleashing heavy snow, powerful winds, and damaging twisters. >> it's hard to imagine what winds can do. thousands. it's taking aim at the great path. we begin our coverage with abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: the massive storm system that covered colorado in up to a foot of fresh snow is now movingast. and pummeling the midwest with heavy rain, hail, damaging winds -- >> tornado warnings. >> reporter: -- and tornadoes touching down in iowa. >> wow. >> reporter: this semi truck flipped upside down. the driver survived. but several buildings have also been damaged. >> with the wind blowing all the
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closed. >> reporter: those strong winds are also now pushing this wildfire in oklahoma toward homes under evacuation orders. this is the severe weather danger zone stretching from the midwest down to the south. there are 30 million people that will be affected by this. gusty winds up to 70, 75 miles per hour. >> reporter: and with dangerous road conditions, montana's highway patrol just released this video of a violent crash last year, warning drivers to slow down. seconds after that big rig slams into a car -- >> heads up, heads up, heads up! >> reporter: -- another vehicle spins out of control, followed by a third on the left. all of the victims survived. but areas like chicago are still bracing for strong winds today up to 50 miles per hour that could impact air travel. reena and kendis. >> thank you so much, brandi. and as you mentioned, while this powerful storm impacts travel, some ski slopes are open. >> yeah, and they're happy about it. after blizzard-like conditions
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in colorado the copper mountain resort opened a few days earlier than usual while the storm moves east it's bringing rain, not snow, to the midwest and northeast. our coverage continues right now with accuweather meteorologist cam tran. good morning, cam. >> good morning, reena and kendis. as the storm system moves over the great lakes region the biggest threat will be those howling winds. we could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour near the lakes region. that includes detroit and buffalo. while further out we'll see wind gusts of 40 miles per hour. and then those gusty winds will move over the mid-atlantic states as we head into friday. we're also looking at some widespread rainfall for the area on thursday as well. we are looking at the heaviest of rain across the northern lakes, and it's also going to be quite soggy in the northeast. reena and kendis, back to you. >> thank you so much, cam. new details this morning about the deadly crash of a small plane in akron, ohio. surveillance video shows the plane crashing there in the upper left corner. all nine people on board were killed. seven of them were with a florida-based real estate company. the plane's cockpit voice recorder has been recovered and
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is being studied for clues about what went wrong. >> we are very perplexed as to what happened. we are shocked. planes generally just don't fall out of the sky. i can tell you that they were very well-seasoned pilots, both of them. >> so this plane went down about two miles from the airport where it was going to land. another pilot who had just landed there reported hearing no distress calls despite being on the same communication frequency as the plane that crashed. arrests have been made after news helicopters in the new york city area were targeted by lasers. the chopper for our new york station, wabc, was hit with a green laser near newark airport last night. one person was arrested in connection with that incident. earlier, helicopters operated by two other stations were also targeted, both of them over brooklyn. at least one person was arrested there. a system of tracking airlines by satellite is expected to be in place in the next two years. its creation was motivated by the mysterious disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370
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last year. a deal reached at a u.n. meeting yesterday allows for planes to be tracked by satellite, not just from the ground. current radar-based systems leave about 70% of the world's surface uncovered. world leaders are meeting this morning on the island of malta trying to find a solution to the growing refugee crisis that's engulfing europe. the number of people seeking asylum has now hit the grim milestone of 1 million. and that's even with germany, sweden, and others closing their doors to migrants. desperate families continuing to risk their lives. terry moran in greece with new details. >> reporter: a half sunken boat off the turkish coast, its front window broke, the telltale signs of a tragedy. 14 dead and seven of them children. the refugee crisis here is actually getting worse. and a milestone. 1 million people have now sought asylum in europe on a pace to double last year. every day brings more heart-rending scenes.
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last month 18-month-old mohammed hassan pulled from the sea after the boat he was on capsized. "he's alive," the fishermen shout. "quick, get the water out of his mouth." they saved his life. the human tide kept rolling ashore here on lesbos. and everywhere the evidence of their exodus. all along this coastline where the boats come ashore you can see several of these huge piles, thousands of life preservers, and every single one of them represents an individual journey of hope and desperation. and with every landing the tears of relief, the joy, the determination to go on. terry moran, abc news, lesbos, greece. president obama honored america's veterans by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. the president spoke about the new wave of vets who are returning from the wars in afghanistan. he said more needs to be done to help those veterans find work.
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one of those returning vets will be awarded a medal of honor by president obama later today. retired army captain florent groberg was seriously injured when he pushed a suicide bomber to the ground. groberg has undergone more than 30 surgeries in his recovery. his heroic actions saved the lives of men in his unit and several afghan officials. what a incredible moment that must have been. >> yeah, absolutely. and speaking of vets, this is an incredible moment as well. a former navy s.e.a.l. has found a rather unique way to raise awareness and money for the families of fallen s.e.a.l.s. the guy's name is andy stumpf. seen here. and he just set a very dangerous new record. >> stumpf jumped out of a plane at more than 36,000 feet wearing a wingsuit and parachute. he then glided over 18 miles through the air. >> yeah. that's the furthest distance anyone has ever flown in a wingsuit before touching down. the stunt was aimed at helping raise a million dollars for the
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killed in action. stumpf called the jump gnarly. >> gnarly. >> and when you see that close-up video, by the way, it kind of reminds me of the missy elliott video from years ago where she's in the big -- >> in the big puffy suit. >> yeah. but very impressive. he got up to speeds of about 200 miles an hour. >> it's impressive but terrifying for people like me who don't like heights. >> yeah. >> right? >> or we like our planes that work. exactly. well, coming up in "the mix," how would you feel if you quit facebook? what researchers discovered could come as a surprise. also ahead, reflections from julia roberts. from her role in "pretty woman" 25 years ago to her hard-hitting new dramatic role. the michael strahan candid interview. but first the verdict for a cruise ship passenger, that one there, hit on the head by an automatic door. the huge punishment for the cruise line. and how often do these incidents happen? and we've got some pictures for you. check us out on instagram @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."ram @abcwnn.
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well, they've started removing vehicles from that collapsed culvert next to an ihop in mississippi. 12 cars, trucks, and suvs fell into the 30-foot-deep trench saturday night. one driver described how he and his 2-year-old son were steps
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away from their car when the disaster unfolded. thankfully, no one was hurt. pretty remarkable when you look at that scene that nobody was hurt. >> it is incredible. and it will take a bit of work i guess to get all that cleared up. on the high seas in the meantime this was amazing. one man who was hurt quite seriously has won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. >> the hold -- holland america passenger was hit in the head by a sliding glass door, and now he's been awarded $21 million for his pain and suffering. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: when those sliding doors suddenly closed, james hausman was whacked right in the temple. you see him teeter, then regain his composure and try to walk it off. and now he's going to walk away with over $21 million. hausman was on a nearly year-long cruise aboard holland america's flagship "ms amsterdam." his attorney says he suffered a concussion and a traumatic brain injury. and investigating the case his attorney says he discovered something stunning. >> 34 other incidents of sliding automatic doors hitting passengers. >> reporter: the jury was able
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to hear about 16 of those incidents. perhaps why they awarded hausman $5 million for pain and suffering and over $16 million in punitive damages against holland america whose promotional video boasts -- >> a greeting that will make you feel like an honored friend. >> reporter: but during the trial the hausmans became foes. the family furious the cruise line surveyed the family before the trial, even shooting video of their 12-year-old daughter and showing it in court. in previous suits the cruise line had blamed the passengers for their injuries in sliding doors. in this case it says the judgment was excessive and tells us it plans to appeal. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> what do you think? >> it's an unbelievable amount of money for that injury. the 61-year-old, by the way, was awarded about $5 million for past and future pain, suffering, and emotional distress. i'm sure there are a lot of people out there who look at
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dollars? but the jury found out -- >> the jury, yeah. apparently, this was a cruise for 280 days. not his particular cruise but the cruise ship. so anyway, interesting. >> yeah. all right. coming up -- >> america's sweetheart outdoes herself. how julia roberts, considered by many to be one of hollywood's top leading ladies of all time, landed a part originally intendan. >> i always love that she's always so happy. and later in our next half hour, the major lawsuit bringing 113 women together. suing a drug company over a birth control mix-up. why they think the company should help pay to raise their children. that's going to be interesting. you're watching "world news now." their children. that's going to be interesting. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues
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well, as you know, julia roberts has more than earned her place as one of hollywood's premier leading ladies. >> but this time she may have outdone herself, landing a role written for a man. abc's michael strahan sat down with america's sweetheart. >> reporter: did we just become best friends? >> yes, we might have. >> reporter: oh, my goodness. it's hard not to smile when in the company of julia roberts. oh, boy. her signature grin lights up the room here at the iconic beverly wilshire hotel, where she shot "pretty woman" 25 years ago. >> oh! >> reporter: do you have any feelings that come over you when you come into this hotel? >> abject awkwardness. >> why? >> especially when i go into the elevator. because the elevators are
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little seats. and that's when i just walk in and kind of look around and everyone's looking at their feet. >> reporter: if "pretty woman" set the tone for the julia roberts we've all come to know, her new film "secret in their eyes" shatters that image completely. >> it's your daughter. >> what? >> reporter: as an investigator who uncovers the body of her own daughter, brutally murdered. >> help me! help! >> reporter: this movie explores so many things, especially justice and revenge. >> mm-hmm. go for >> i feel like part of my personality is ferocious. and part of my personality is the greatest power you can wield towards an enemy is to ignore their existence. >> i don't have the stomach to maybe we go about this a little less officially. >> reporter: the director said you said, "i don't want a movie star part, i want to get in, i and from what i saw, you did
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roberts? >> when you've been in the business this long and people feel they know you as well as they do, you want them to go and enjoy a movie and not think about who you are. >> reporter: did it help to have your husband, he was the cinematographer on the film, did it help to have him there whenever you got out of a heavy scene? >> well, it helped in a couple of ways because first of all i tried to impress him so much that really -- >> reporter: really? >> -- as much as i try to impress my director i just think, okay. >> reporter: are you really trying to impress your husband? >> oh. >> reporter: really? >> of course! >> reporter: i love that. >> he's my person. >> reporter: i love that. >> he's my person. and part of it is we would spend the whole day together. by the time we get home we're not talking about work. it was just all about the kids. which was amazing. >> reporter: do you have any parenting tips for me? >> my daughter said to me last year, we were talking about school, and she was having some frustration. and she said, mommy, you just don't know what it's like.
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and i said to her, guess what i'm going to do today. i'm going to sit in the back of your classroom all day today and understand what it's like. >> reporter: wow. >> by the time the bell rang to go home, this is what i know. no child wants to get in a car and have their parent say how was your day? >> reporter: because you sat there -- >> because it's the relentless pursuit of knowledge. and then you get in the car with this new, safe moment -- how was your day? what did you do? tell me the whole thing. it's like. >> reporter: there's something i hear you play at the dinner table called the family dinner game. >> family dinner game. >> reporter: where you ask questions around the table. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: can we play that? >> do you have questions? >> i have a few questions. >> i have questions. what's your middle name? >> anthony. what is the first thing you look at when you see somebody? >> i guess, you know, your eyes, your smile. probably your eyes. they're brown.
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they're twinkly. >> reporter: i'm blushing. okay. thank you. >> and that's when you say, oh. so are yours. >> reporter: you know what -- you have this personality, these sparkly brown eyes. the beautiful smile. you exude happiness. >> and my gap used to be as big as yours and then i stopped sucking my thumb. >> reporter: i never sucked my thumb, so what's my excuse? >> i don't know. but i love it. >> reporter: thank you. >> i really enjoyed that interview. >> that was really, really cute. obviously, michael was very taken by her. >> i can tell. i can tell. apparently this movie there's some like incredible unspeakable secret that unvels. it's like layer upon layer. so i look forward to seeing that one. >> hence the term "the secret in their eyes." and julia with the great parenting tip. she has three kids, as you know. so i like that little tip. >> you like that. >> don't ask how was your day. >> i know. everyone in the makeup room said reena, pay attention to this. we should mention it opens in theaters nationwide next friday. >> all right. coming up.
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okay. so we're on facebook every day, every two minutes frankly. and are you happier being on facebook or not? >> i think you're always trying to keep up with the joneses on facebook. right? >> it is. you're trying to live a different life. okay. so researchers in denmark put that to the test. they divided two groups, people who were always on facebook every day, and found -- and had them evaluate their life satisfaction out of a score of 10 after that week. so people who gave up facebook for a week, those who were there every day. by far they found the people who gave up facebook for a week were happier. they were more decisive. they were enthusiastic. they were less worried, lonely, and less stressed compared to those lonely people who were on facebook every day. >> i think so. because you're a looker on facebook. you see what else everybody else is doing. and you're at home looking at the computer.
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i get that. >> all right. >> i'm at the point of parenthood where my kids get up way too early. they're toddlers. but there's parents whose children get up much, much later when you get to teenage years and older, right? this might be for you folks for christmas. it's an alarm clock that slaps you. >> what? >> to get you up out of bed. simone gertz came up with this. it's a typical clock with a rotating motor and she slapped on this rubber hand. at one point in the video you see her hair gets tangled into the middle. there is that little fight thing. but apparently if your child can't get out of bed this can be a good investment. >> don't sleep there. >> jack says, "don't sleep there." okay. so we know some famous artists, of course. you have van gogh, you have picasso. and now there's juuso. here's juuso's work. beautiful, don't youhink? some wonderful paintings. and let me introduce you to this world-renowned artist. he's in finland. not the guy walking on the left.
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the bear. >> oh, stop. >> yes. they've trained him to be able to be an artist. this is how he makes his wonderful works, just rolling around in it. and voila. $20,000 per art -- no, 2,000 euros. about $2,100 per piece of work. >> that could be another christmas gift option. >> something like that. >> do you remember a couple weeks ago we did this thing about justin bieber's song with the hover boards? well, everything you guys can do we can do better as women. >> they were impressive. that's a good move. >> right? this is of course justin bieber's "sorry." and these women, their skill, they kind of one-upped the boys with the stunts. look at how effortlessly they glide across those hover boards. they've got perfect form.
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and jack, what do you thin making news in america this morning, severe weather, tornadoes, hail, snow and lightning, a mixed bag of damaging and threatening storms moving across the country. we are tracking it all. breaking overnight, a military operation backed by americans aimed at isis taking back a key iraqi town. the video just in as the attack gets under way. the alleged major birth control mix-up. more than 100 women on the pill getting pregnant now suing for the cost of raising those kids. and close call. a man walking over train tracks and he doesn't see what's barreling towards him. good thursday morning to you. we begin with the wild weather tearing across the midwest. blinding rain, powerful twisters
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and near hurricane-force winds. >> yeah, the chicago area got slammed overnight. this home struck by lightning bolt that ripped apart the walls and the ceiling and take a look. this was the chicago skyline. this is whatt looked like overnight. lightning bursting through the clouds hitting at least three skyscrapers. as the storm moves across the great lakes, waves could reach 15 feet. here now with more abc's stephie ramos. >> reporter: a fast-moving major storm sweeping the midwest. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: reports of twisters in iowa. >> tornado warnings. >> reporter: national weather service officials say the system began tuesday around utah then moving east into the nation's midsection. in knoxville, iowa, powerful winds and rain packing a punch tearing down trees and ripping through industrial buildings in this town. nearby, flipping this semi on its side. the driver doing okay. in all, three rollover semi truck wrecks reported wednesday
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the storm didn't stop there. portions of new mexico, wyoming, colorado, nebraska and kansas saw blizzard-like conditions. some of those same states hit with thunderstorms, as well. >> it's been rough, slow going. 55 mile an hour from kansas city. that's about all i could get. you just want to go, go, go, but you can't. >> reporter: from snow to ice in colorado, frozen roads more like an ice skating rink for drivers. >> he saved it. >> reporter: lighter snow in western kansas, but residents bracing themselves for slower commutes. in northern california, the early dose of winter weather is a good thing. skiers and snowboarders craving for some snow welcoming an early ski season. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. okay, this morning right now, 20 million people are in the storm zone as the system moves east. >> our coverage continues with accuweather meteorologist cam tran. cam, good morning. >> good morning, reena and kendis. as the storm system moves over
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biggest threat will be those howling winds. we could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour near the lakes region. that includes detroit and buffalo while further out we'll see wind gusts of 40 miles per hour, and then those gusty winds will move over the mid-atlantic states as we head into friday. we're also looking at some widespread rainfall for the area on thursday as well. we are looking at the heaviest of rain across the northern lakes and it's also going to be quite soggy in the northeast. reena and kendis, back to you. >> cam, thank you very much. breaking news this morning from iraq. a battle is under way for control of a strategic town held by isis. with the backing of u.s. air power, kurdish fighters have launched a ground offensive on multiple fronts to retake the western iraqi town of sinjar from the militants. the plan is to cut off a major supply line link to major isis strongholds. okay, also breaking overnight lasers directed at pilots over two major cities in new york. news helicopters operated by cbs and nbc stations were the targets of attacks over
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at least one person was arrested there in that burough. a helicopter for our new york city station wabc was hit with a green laser near newark airport last night. the crew notified police and one suspect was arrested. >> if we can get the cops over here, it would be awesome because we got them. >> the suspect who was taken into custody in brooklyn is a 20-year-old man. he's been charged with reckless endangerment. convictions for pointing lasers at aircraft carry hefty fines as well as prison time. also last night, three planes were hit by lasers while approaching love field in dallas. two were passenger jets. the other was a private business plane, all of them were at altitudes between 3,000 and 4,000 feet. and about 11 miles from that city, so far no arrests in these cases. new details about the deadly crash of a small plane in akron, ohio. surveillance video shows the plane crashing there in the upper left corner. all nine people on board were killed. seven of them were with the
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florida based real estate company. the plane's cockpit voice recorder has been recovered and is being studied for clues about what went wrong. another pilot who had just landed at a nearby airport reported hearing no distress calls despite being on the same frequency as the plane that crashed. tensions still grips the main university of missouri campus. just days after the resignation of its president, more students protested. they took place last night as racial tensions simmered but many other students stayed away from campus yesterday due to online threats against black students. two students at other colleges have been arrested for making those threats. turning now to the race for the white house, donald trump under fire for praising president eisenhower's mass deportation plan during tuesday's debate. critics blasted the eisenhower directive saying mexicans were carted away like livestock and treated so inhumanely, the
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program prompted a congressional investigation, but trump held up the program as a model for rounding up millions of undocumented immigrants. >> you're going to have a deportation force and you're going to do it humanely. look, we have to do what we have to do. and i did it and other people have done it and in mexico you want to go -- >> trump also failed to mention the official name of the 1950s initiative was "operation wetback," a racially offensive term for mexicans. hillary clinton later firing back tweeting the idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane and un-american. no, trump. the refugee crisis stretching across europe has hit a grim new milestone. the number of those seeking asylum now tops 1 million people and the crisis getting worse. desperate families continue to risk their lives but many don't make it like those making the dangerous crossing on this wooden boat. it went down off the coast of turkey killing 14 people including 7 children. back here at home the
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facing a new round of criticism. the agency paid more than $142 million in performance bonuses last year despite accusations it provided less than adequate health care to military veterans. president obama says the v.a. is getting a bigger budget and is working hard to solve its problems. still ahead, turkey prices flying high just in time for thanksgiving. and a massive lawsuit involving women on birth control and more than 100 surprise pregnancies. should the drugmaker pay to help raise those children? plus, stuck in a well for several days.
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crews north of los angeles battling this fast-moving brush fire overnight. about 40 acres in a remote area of simi valley have been blackened so far. the fire is about 50% contained. also in california, tense moments at a san francisco hospital after reports of an armed man. police say the suspect was pointing a rifle at a hospital from the roof of a building across the street. when officers arrived at the scene, the suspect then pointed the weapon at them. he was shot and killed. the rifle had apparently been taken in an earlier burglary. in the meantime, a system of tracking airliners by satellite is expected to be in place in the next two years. its creation was motivated by the mysterious disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370 last year. a deal reached at a u.n. meeting yesterday allows for planes to be tracked by satellite, not just from the ground. current radar based systems
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so it's going to cost a bit more to put that bird on the thanksgiving day table. turkey prices are up 15% to 20% from lasyear. the avian flu, which wiped out millions of birds, is to blame for the hike. the rest of the thanksgiving menu will be about the same as last year. okay, well, black friday shopping should be a lot safer this year, at least at walmart stores. that's because it's dumping the traditional doorbuster deals that tend to create chaos. instead deeply discounted items will be available online starting at 3:00 a.m. eastern time on thanksgiving day and in stores starting at 6:00 p.m. later that same day. when we come back, a house leveled after an explosion. the surveillance video as it happened and what investigators say is the likely cause. and surprise attack. a man in his backyard suddenly grabbed by a gator. he's talking about the
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well, the storm that dumped a foot of snow on the rockies is now hammering the midwest. in the form of drenching rain, damaging winds and hail. slick roads are making it tough for drivers to get around parts of minnesota and millions of people areracing for a day of very nasty weher. okay, let's take a look at the morning road conditions. slippery ride i in store for people in the pacific northwest. wet and windy in the midwest and ohio valley.
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slick spots in p of the northeast and across southern florida. if you're flying, airport delays possible in minneapolis, chicago, detroit, philadelphia, new york and boston. well, police in indiana are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a pastor's pregnant wife in an apparent home invasion. davey blackburn returned home from the gym tuesday to find his wife, amanda, shot in the head clinging to life until she died yesterday. the couple's young son was in the home at the time but he was not injured. much more on this coming up. investigators are blaming gas for an explosion that flattened a duplex in northern new jersey killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others. but they're not yet saying whether it came from a natural gas leak and they are looking into whether someone inside the house was illegally tapping into a gas source. neighbors say the blast was so powerful, they were knocked off their feet. >> oh, my god, somebody help me, somebody help me.
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>> i fell like it was my last day. >> reporter: seven additional structures were damaged. three of those will have to be demolished. experts say if you notice an odor like rotten egg, open windows and if needed please call for help. they've started pulling vehicles from the bottom of that huge sink hole trench in mississippi. 14 cars trucks and suv fell right in supplements 23450i9 when a culvert collapsed next to an ihop in meridian. one father said he and his 2-year-old son were just step as way from their car when the disaster unfolded. thankfully no one hurt. this morning fans are sharing their memories of soap star that thabl marnathaniel mars. ton from one life to live. on facebook his mom said he passed away as she held him in her arms. nathanielian marston was only 40 years old.
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a hundred women have joined a lawsuit over mixed up birth controls. they say the mistake led to more than 100 surprise pregnancies seeks millions in damages. some asking for the total cost of raising a child through adulthood. even the cost of education. the drug company says only one faulty package was sold. a vaccine could one day be available to help lower bad cholesterol. researchers say the vaccine targets a protein in the liver which regulates the amount of cholesterol in the blood. so far it has shown promise in mice and monkeys. millions of americans take statins to lower cholesterol but the drug doesn't work for everyone. a man living near orlando is recovering this morning from being attacked by an alligator. talking about 68-year-old william bashard returning home after his arm was stitched and bandaged up following the attack. he said it happened while he was pulling weeds outside of his home which sits on a canal. he believes the gator could have
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pulled him right into the water. >> i department even see the gator at all before and after. i didn't even see it. all i hear is this pressure on my arm and going like this. oh, man. has to be a gator. i don't want to see the gator hurt, you know, he was just trying to getomething to eat, i guess. >> that's one way to look at it. wildlife officers cght a seven-foot alligator nearby which they believe is the one involved in the attack. neighbors say it's a first time they've heard of someone being attacked by a gator. >> glad he's okay. a pam family in massachusetts happy to have their bud by back safe and sound. he wound up at the bottom of a 25-foot well late monday. he stayed there overnight and was eventually rescued by firefighters the next day. his safe return, of course, celebrated no other way but with doggie treats. now his owners are having that old well filled up. a dangerously close call
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an elderly man in rio totally oblivious to the oncoming train speeding down the tracks. he makes it safely across as the train barrels by. luckily he's okay. he doesn't even flinch. >> i don't think he noticed it. >> scary to e. >> lucky man. up next in "the pulse," miniature mansion. the dollhouse worth millions. the wingsuit distance record broken. maria. there are thousands of ways into the complex health care system. and choosing unitedhealthcare
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it is time to check "the pulse" stories you'll be talking about today. facebook accused of stealing your joy. >> well, a new study found quitting facebook will probably make you happier. researchers in denmark saw positive change in hundreds of people after just weeks without social media. i believe it. they were more enthusiastic, less worried and less stressed. >> okay. researchers say facebook distort distorts our perception of reality and leads up to -- leads us to compare ourselves with others. that's all social media. >> so just unplug. you'll be okay. pretend like it's 1982, america. this might make you happy. one of the country owe most expensive homes. 60,000 square foot oceanfront
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estate in south florida on the atlantic with two boat docks out back. >> not bad. it has 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and can modeled after the palace of versailles, of course in france. gold columns everywhere. the place had been listed for $139 million but then the owner took it off the market and added a dance club, an imax theater among other amenities and now relisted for $159 million. >> this has kendis gibson written all over it. >> need a small loan. a house slightly on a smaller scale going on public display for the very first time today right here in new york city. take a look. >> it's an elaborate dollhouse measureing nine feet by six feet weighing 900 pounds. the 29 rooms are filled with thousands of miniature pieces include oil paintings, fine rugs and elaborate furniture. >> but as you might expect all that luxury comes at a price. the price tag for this
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dollhouse, $8.5 million. >> wow. and i thought my parents were fancy when i got the barbie dream house for christmas one year. >> barbie dream house was a still. in new york, really. that size, 8.5 millions. that's a steal too. >> you're right. for square footage. >> yeah, exactly. finally a former navy s.e.a.l. who risked his life all to raise awareness and some money. his name is andy stump and he just set a very dangerous new record. >> stump jump out of a plane at more than 36,000 feet wearing a wingsuit and parachute looking like missy elliott there -- can't stand the rain video. he then glided over 18 miles through the air. that by the way is the furthest anyone has ever flown in a wingsuit before touching down. the stunt was helping families of veterans of navy s.e.a.l.s who were killed in action. stump called it gnarly. >> more news after this. the sometimes haphazard,
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breaking right now, a major battle is raging in iraq to retake the northern city of sinjar from isis. thousands of kurdish forces launched the offensive on three fronts with support from u.s. air strikes. federal government is set to announce a proposal today that would ban smoking in all public housing across the country. the move could affect nearly a million households. severe storms zeroing in on the midwest this morning unleashing torrential rain, hail and twisters after dumping snow across the plains, the same system could trigger winds topping 50 miles an hour. aside from the severe weather in the nation's midsection a new storm hits the midwest. rainy and windy in the northeast and scattered showers across south florida. okay, finally, of course, we had housing options, both massive and minuscule in our "pulse" segment. >> it's a housing phenomenon,
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living in a micro apartment and wabc's charlene alcott shows us it's catching on. >> reporter: going from a two-bedroom to 295 square feet was quite daunting for evan poll. >> i thought there's no way i could fit nye life into one small room. >> reporter: the struggling independent film producer knew he couldn't be choosy. he had to find a way to make this tiny house a home. >> there's no overconsumption because i just simply don't have the room for it. >> reporter: every item in every square inch means something to him and sparks a memory. >> this chair which i've had forever is solid as a rock. >> reporter: there are approximately 3,000 micro units in new york city. these apartments are created before new york enacted zoning rules requiring no less than 400 square feet back in 1987. that thinking is now changing. >> the idea was to have this project as a test to see if the city would want to relax those zoning rules in the future. >> reporter: enter new york's
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first micro apartment building. caramel place. this man says it's not even done yet but 2 of the 55 units are claimed. >> at a decent price in a very desirable neighborhood in manhattan. >> reporter: located at 335 east 27th street in kips bay, the building offers units as small as 260 square feet. >> the room is wide enough that if you have a queen size bed here there are still four, five feet of space. >> reporter: the rent for a unit this size starts at around $2,000 a month and goes up to close to 3,000 for the larger apartments. he says the amenities keep it competitive so can one really be happy living little? >> the way that i live is very humane and i've been able to carry on my life now for four years probably better than i lived when i was in a larger apartment. >> might be tough with toddlers. >> definitely would be. >> that's what's making news in america this morning.
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america." making news in america this morning, severe weather, tornadoes, hail, snow and lightning, a mixed bag of damaging and threatening storms moving across the country. we are tracking it all. breaking overnight, a military operation backed by americans aimed at isis taking back a key iraqi town. the video just in as the attack gets under way. the alleged major birth control mix-up. more than 100 women on the pill getting pregnant now suing for the cost of raising those kids. and close call. a man walking over train tracks and he doesn't see what's barreling towards him. good thursday morning to you. we begin with the wild weather tearing across the midwest. blinding rain, powerful twisters
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