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baby is safe and sound. . campaign politics getting ugly. donald trump challenging the rest of the gop pack and speaking candidly last night about not going to vietnam. the mysterious death of a mayor. found dead just weeks after his election. the town shocked by the news. the seemingly healthy and well-liked new mayor. and what police are hoping they'll find out today. and new this half hour, t growing sieber threat. ransomware. >> what experts say is a top crime tactic by hackers, disguising e-mails to steal all of your files and hold them for ransom. what you need to know before shopping online. and family values. the zuckerbergs announcing the birth of their baby girl along with a gift to the rest of the
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facebook fortune to charity. why they and so many others are thankful this morning. that's in "the skinny" this wednesday december 2nd. >> announcer: frombc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. >> good news on the zuckerbergs. >> that's really fantastic. they say they've been trying for several years to have a baby and he admitted to having problems, miscarried before. so a great . to the world. >> they look so happy and their baby is so darn cute. and he's going to be taking two months paternity, which is part of facebook's policy, and i think it's remarkable because we really need your help, folks, when we have a baby. you need as many hands on deck. so we wish him the best of luck. >> i'll call in some help. we'll get to that of course a little bit. but let's start with new hampshire hampshire. the presidential primary two
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>> donald trump 2ur7bd personal during a campaign appearance last night talk about his guilt over not serving in the vietnam war. the republican front-runner also coming under renewed attacks from his rivals. abc t lamas covering the campaign. >> reporter: with time running out donald trum not now predicting his friendly rivals will soon turn against him. >> christie hasn't hit me yet. he will. he has to. he's at two or three. he has to. he's going to hit me. at some point. there's only one way you get to the top, and it's all through trump. let's face it. >> reporter: and trump was right. new jersey governor chris christie, hoping to gather some momentum winning the endorsement of an influential new hampshire newspaper-s now laying into the republican front-runner. >> if donald starts yelling and screaming at me in the middle of the speh you can be sure i'll say sit down and shut up. >> reporter: christie castigating trump for mocking a disabled reporter like this. >> i don't know what i said. i don't remember! >> reporter: a performance christie calls unpresidential.
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it's just not -- it's just not worthy of someone running for president of the united states. >> reporter: and on trump's assertion muslims in new jersey were celebrating on 9/11. >> that did not happen in new jersey and didn't happen since. >> reporter: former new york mayor giuliani agreed adding other kbtsds couldn't get away with sake what trump does. >> he is judged by a different standard. maybe it's because of his background in "the apprentice" and as an entertainer. >> donald trump threatened to drop out of the next debate unless cnn would pay to $5 million which he would donate to charity but later trump saying he wouldn't skip the debate because then he would be called a chicken. tom llamas, abc news, new york. the u.s. is expanding a special operations targeting force that's fighting against isis. last night at harvard the secretary of defense ash carter repeated many of the points about that force that he
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carter said more special operations troops are heading to iraq where they will work alongside iraqi and kurdish forces. they will also work alone inside syria. carter didn't say how many new troops would be heading into the fight. chicago's new police superintendent is out of a job amid growing outrage over the death of a black teen at the hands of white police officers. garry mccarthy was fired a week after the release of a dash cam video owing the officer shooting laquan mcdonald 16 times. mayor rahm emanuel said it wasn't about performance but mccarthy had become a distraction. meanwhile, the state as toernlg is calling for a federal investigation into the police department's practices. now to the mysterious death of a newly elected mayor in alaska. police in the capital city of juneio have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs, or suicide, and they're now waiting for the medical examiner's report to determine if it was natural causes or foul play. more now from abc's neal karlinsky p.
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sworn in as mayor of juneau five weeks ago but his mysterious death has left alaska's capital city reeling. police say the new mayor whose facebook page was filled with campaign photos was found dead in his home on monday by his adult son, adding cryptically that investigators are aware of rumors that an assault occurred in connection with fisk's death. those rumors are splaikt speculation. a cause of death hasn't been determined but police now say the mayor did have injuries. >> it's quite a shock to a lot people. to come into ofrs to really shake things up. >> reporter: this was fisk in a recent debate. he was 70 years old, well liked, full of ideas, and seemingly healthy. >> ultimately we can't cut our way to prosperity here. we've got to grow the economy. >> reporter: outside the mayor's home candles and notes left in his honor. police say members of the public have been helping with the investigation. an autopsy will be performed to determine what killed the mayor. police say they are
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scenarios. neal carl ins kis, abc news, seattle. clear skies across texas and oklahoma will be a welcome sight as flooding dajsz recede. so much rain fell over the weekend in dallas a levy gave way under the pressure from flood waters. some cows did everything they could to stay dry in the corner of a huge flooded field. the water remains several feet deep in some areas but luckily there's little structural damage. and we have new details about one family's harrowing rescue from flood waters in oklahoma. abc's ryan owens reports. >> reporter: a mother's desperate call for help. >> we're in the water. the car'sed under the water. we need help. i've got my kids. >> reporter: her suv swept away by flood wattsers. >> one of my sons is on the street. >> reporter: you hear the two, one 3 and one 1-year-old, crying as their mom, 25-year-old brita frank, holds on to them for dear life. 6-year-old miguel clinging to
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reach p. >> please help us. >> are you able to reach your son that's on the tree? >> he's right here. >> okay. can he get over to the car with you? >> i can't -- i can't let go of my other babies. >> reporter: frank's suv was swept into an oklahoma creek friday as she says she was following her gps home to kansas from her sister's house. she was caught in the massive storm that paralyzed parts of the country over the long holiday weekend. >> i just kept telling myself we've got to get out of here, we have to get out of here. >> please tell them to hurry. it's so cold. >> reporter: they had to bait about 45 minutes in that frigid water. >> i need to put the phone down. they're going to throw up. >> reporter: one by one three generations of one family brought to safety. a terrifying ordeal for this family, no doubt, but the truth is they are some of the lucky ones. 14 people died in this country as this storm moved through, and most of them, just like this
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ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> you could tell how quickly something like that could happen. okay. >> what a harrowing ordeal there. and the storm system, by the way, that brought those heavy rains, snow and ice, has continued to move east. >> let's head oaf to accuweather meteorologist paul williams. hey, paul. >> thanks, kendis, reena. we have a widespread pattern that's going to change over in maine but keep in mind that rain's going to hit portland toward albany toward buffalo as far south as rich mobd and continue to move throughout the south and these scattered showers there make for somewhat sluggish slow travel conditions but at least it's not snow. that same front reaches down toward the deep south, warm air over florida and the carolina coast but cooler and dry conditions in the deep south. tch out. that cold air sneak up on you if you're not careful. as we go into thursday, we'll have more accumulated snow developing throughout the new
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that's going to stay pretty isolated but high pressure will arrive on friday and clear the board for everybody. ena, kendis. >> i hate when that cold weather sneaks up on you. pack a sweater. the company that came up with a cure for hepatitis c has priced its drug beyond the raechb of average americans. two senators who presented the report on the hep c drug sovaldi said it costs $1,000 a pill. that comes up to $80,000 for a single course of treatment. they say it puts the burden on medicare, medicaid and the patients. 80,000 snds come on now. some great news to report about a young girl whose story we've been following for quite some time now. you've probably been familiar with leah still, the daughter of the cincinnati lineman devon still. >> she was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer back in june of last year. the bengals kept her dad on the
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treatment. >> now the great news for devon and family. leah is still cancer-free. tests over the summer showed her cancer was in repolitician and now her father says follow-up exams show no evidence of the disease. >> that is so remarkable. i tell you, if you ever have a down day google videos of this girl. she on her way to treatment, her father would post photos and videos, and always had this incredible spirit and justuch a light. >> you could see it there in her face. great to hear she's doing better coming up, holding your computer hostag>> cyber thieves sending you deceptive e-mails that hack into all your files and force ugh to pay a ransom. and dueling drummers. the late-night ballot between two iconic per cussive powerhouses. dave grohl versus animal. so who will pound their way to victory? but first, rain on both coasts. in philadelphia they're
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skinny so skinny well, it's time for "the skinny." and baby makes three for facebook founder mark zuckerberg and his wife priscilla. >> they announced her birth by posting a letter t their newborn daughter on facebook, of course. >> maxima zuckerberg. that's a great name. i love that. born early next week. she's max for short. i love that strong name. >> and in the letter to her little girl was a blockbuster announcement. the company is donating 99% of their wealth to charitable causes. that, by the way, is about $45 billion. >> the initial focus of what they're calling the chan zuckerberg issued is on education, disease, and building strong communities. >> reporter: zuckerberg says he plans to remain facebook's ceo for a long, long time. >> kudos to them. a lot of people are wealthy but don't make the effort as they
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i'm not ashamed to admit this. i struggle with this, as many parents do, it's difficult to get your kids to go to sleep. and it's not just your imagination. >> it's tough. researchers say children get than they should every night. >> in the car. in the back seat of the car. abc's brekkette worley has some to sleep. >> reporter: does this sound familiar? water? >> getting kids to settle down and actually fall asleeps tough. here's your water.
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children between the ages of 2 and 5 need op average 10 or 11 hours of sleep. >> what's i parent to do? >> rubt is essential for children in order to get them to go to sleep p. >> warm bath, bedtime story, but there are a few neideas too. pediatricians say the wind-down should be totally screen-free. the blue lights can signal a child's brain that it's daytime. enter sleepy-time coloring. and also this 3wed-time story that has parents raving. >> i want you to relax. different parts of your body. >> reporter: called "t rabbit who wants to fall asleep." it was written by a psychiatrist who employs researched methods to cue drowsiness. we asked three moms, two of them are abc producers, to try them out on their toddlers and preschoolers. >> i call it a success. the kids are going to sleep faster than ever. >> it was a little bit of a bust for us. it didn't go very well. >> reporter: the author acknowledging that as every child is unique their experience
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will be as well. sweet dreams. becky worley, abc news, oklahoma, california. >> that rabbit book looks interesting. i have difficulty not just getting them to go down but getting them to stay in their bed all night. so i swear by this product that was kreted by a mom -- it's called mytotclock.gov. and she couldn't find anything out there. and my mother-in-law actually bought this for me one christmas. >> what diz itoes it do? >> it's amazing. it turns yellow when it's time to wake up and it's blue when you go it bed. it's blue. that means it's nighttime. you tell them you've got to go to sleep, you can't wake up until it turns yellow like the sun. >> you trick them into staying down for a while. >> and i've been moving it up five minutes each day. >> can you expand it to like ten hours? >> i wish. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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"world news now," informing good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." defense secretary ash carter says more u.s. special ops forces are heading to iraq helping the fight against isis. they will work to improve intelligence and will carry out unilateral missions inside syria. details coming up. new support for resettling syrian and iraqi refugees in the u.s. a bipartisan group including former secretaries of state says the u.s. must offer refuge to the world's most vulnerable regardless of religion or nationality. the irs says criminal investigators will no longer use cell phone-tracking technology without first seeking a warrant. the technology simulates cel
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phones into revealing their locations. and an autopsy on juneau, alaska's newly elected mayor should determine if foul play was to blame for his death. steven fisk was found dead in his home fueling rumors about an assault. those are the top stories on this wednesday december 2nd. >> reporter: from abc news, this is abc "world news now." let's begin this half hour with the expanding fight against isis. secretary of defense ash carter laid out the details yesterday on capitol hill. >>er said more special operations troops are heading to iraq where they will work alongside iraqi and kurdish forces. they will also carry out missions alone inside syria. carter didn't say how many new troops will be heading into the fight. >> and here are some eye-opening numbers. of the more than 8500 air strikes against isis so far the majority, more than 6600, have been u.s. strikes. more involvement by allies was a
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discussed during his stay in paris. abc jonathan karl with more. >> reporter: first the president has to find a way to ease tensions between russia and turkey. it is hard to have a united front when two of the key players that are supposed to be fighting i.c.e..is are in a virtual cold war with each other and that is the way it has been since the downing of that russian fighter jet by the turkish air force. the president met here in paris with vladimi putin. the only photo of that meeting was released by the russians. in terms of other countries the british parliament is voting whether or not to take part in air strikes on syria. the germans are offering more help. but make no mistake, this is and will remain on the military front primarily an american effort. we are the only ones that really have the resources. jonathan karl, abc news, paris. and we're getting some tough new talk this morning from syrian president bashar al assad. in a new interview assad mocks the countries working with the u.s.
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american allies seriously. assad also addresses the u.s. koelths's fight against isis which he says didn't suffer as the u.s. ramped up its efforts against it. >> isis has expanded and the recruits from around the world has increased while since the russian in the same fight, so-called against everything, isis has been shrinking. >> reporter: assad also criticized france's response to this year's terrorist attack, saying it didn't learn anything from the massacre at the satirical magazine "charlie hebdo" and he expressed sadness at seeing hundreds of thousands of refugees leaving his country. during rush hour. one of europe's largest cities, five people were hurt when a pipe bomb let on a highway overpass near a subway station in turkey exploded. following an i.c.e. suicide attack 2349 capital back in october. we move now to the cause of
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off the coast of indonesia last year. killing all 162 people on board. investigators say a computer issue may have contributed to the crash but the pilots also appeared unprepared to deal with the aftermath. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the anniversary disappearance of the air asia jetliner, its wreckage recovered by divers from the bottom of the jaf 'sea. came down to one small cracked soldered wire not a computer board along with questionable maintain and training. the bad solder joint was sending false alarnlgz about a rudder problem. it 457d 23 times but the airline did not replace the computer board. during the fatal flight the alarm went off several times and the pilots acting outside guidelines pulled the circuit breaker which shut off the autopilot. >> the airline pitched up, stalled and for three or four
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control before it hit the ocean killing everybody aboard. >> reporter: the indonesian report goes on to say that the pilots were inadequately trained to recover from a stall and the jet from 36162 on board tumbled type the sea. >> anytime you don't pay attention to the training of pilots, and maintenance that has no room for anything less than perfection you're going to end up with accidents. >> reporter: investigators will take any lesson they can from the indonesian report but already u.s. rules governing maintenance and pilot training are some of the most comprehensive in the world. david kerley, abc news, reagan national airport. now to a deadly crash in new jersey last night between a car and a school bus. the car collided head on with the bus carrying a high school swim team two men in car were skilled, eight students were treated for minor injuries. police say the car was speeding and may have been trying to pats other vehicles at the time.
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carolina plant. one of the workers became unresponsive while working on a large transformer another employee went to check on him they both passed away. investigators say they haven't figured out what harmed the workers. rnths a jury's expected to be seated today to decide the fate of the first baltimore police officer to be tried in the death of freddie gray. officer william porter is facing several charges including manslaughter. gray's death touched offer violent protest and rioting across baltimore. five other officersill be charged separately. and more than a year after the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a pice officer in cleveland we're hearing from the police officer i. timothy lohmann says he fired only after telling tamir rice show me your hands continuitiesly. he said he was yelling as loud as he could and he observed rice
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a grand jury is hearing evidence to see if any charges will be brought against the officers. chicago's superintendent is fired offer a fatal shooting captured on dash cap. garry mccarthy forced out over protesters outraged over the deathf 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. mayor rahm mcdonald also announced the creation of a task force on police accountability saying it was time for fresh eyes and new leadership. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. and a distraction. >> it's evernot over yet. the illinois attorney general has called for an investigation it see if any first of all laws were violated. presidential politics now and ted cruz has claimed that most violent krijz are democrats. the senator says he based his statement on a study conducted in three states that showed a majority of ex-cons in those
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cruz made the comments in connection with the a deadly shooting at a colorado planned parenthood clinic which 'cuesed the democrats of politicizing. with just over two months to the new hampshire primary new jersey governor chris christie stepping up attacks on trump. christie says trump should not have made fun of a disabled reporter and adding if trump started yelling at him in the middle of a speech he'd be sure to tell him to "sit down and shut up." >> can't wait for december 15th. the next debate. flu sales numbers from volkswagen shows mow damaging the scandal has been. volkswagen says its u.s. sales have plummeted almost that 25% in the month of november. analysts say the brand has been hurt by volkswagen's emissions that it cheated on test. overall it was an outstnding month for auto sales. they hit a 14-year high. >> we have our plans to see a new "star wars" movie in a couple of weeks but here's a destination that the big evidentgest
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to see. >> it's a "star wars"-themed theater in omaha, nebraska. the lobby includes a stenten-foot deathstair. the concession stand draws from star destroyer architecture. >> and this isn't going away. when the current "star wars" mania goes way it's permanent. the theater says it wants to be the place to see the force wakens and all new "star wars" movies. i should say "star wars" is a production of our parent company. >> disney. so please go. >> we do have some guests that paid us a visit. video of it. from halloween. >> we know how to dress up as a storm trooper or two. >> goes nice. >> who are those? >> we've got big connections with disney. >> "the force awakens" comes out december 18th. i have worn that out to the clubs. and shockingly people recognize me. >> they do.
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and this was us raiding the breakfast bar here at abc news. >> some good eats. storm trooper. mouth, though. >> and then we tried to freak out the newsroom upstairs. makeup. coming up the shocking pet picture spurring outrage. >> a dog with his snout duct-taped shut and the backlash against the dog's owner who shared the image on social media. and the birth announcement that comes with a bonus. mark zukeringckerzuckerberg giving away his facebook fortune ease starts a family first. but first our facebook map. >> gadgets for your car. windshield wipers that heat up. greasers that go anywhere. stay tuned. "world news now." >> before we go, the forecast map. great falls 37. i was searching montana and i found out that french montana has a new video with chris
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well, pass the sea sickness pills. a massive danish ship battled high waves. it was during a storm that ballotered sweden and denmark. the storm named gorm had hurricane-strength winds damaging roofs and knocking out electricity. the ship is part of denmark's sea support group, sort of like our coast guard. >> seems like it can take some of those waves. it's a facebook photo that's gone viral for all the wrong reasons. in fact, the woman who posted it may actually spend some time in jail. >> it sparked so much outrage that e-mail messages crashed a florida police department's computer system. the story and the photo from abc's linzie davis. >> reporter: a facebook photo causing outrage.
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across the country because of this picture posted on katie brown's facebook page of a chocolate lab mix with its muzzle taped shut. with the message this is what happens when you don't shut up. the picture incensing animal lovers launching a change.org petition to prosecute her. south daytona police say they received more than a million messages about that image. >> we've been ute looiszing all of our resources toward identifying the woman and locating her. >> reporter: the search for that owner spanning three states. meanwhile, brown posting again, don't panic, everyone, it was only for a minute but he hasn't barked since. point made. police finally tracking the owner and her dog down here in north carolina. >> we found the dog very well cared for. the dog appeared to be happy and a loving home other than this bad decision. >> reporter: in a twist of fate it's the owner who's keeping her mouth shut. linzie davis, abc news, new york. >> it's pretty remarkable. and not just in north carolina.
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avon, connecticut because police thought they may live there. this massive hunt for her and making sure the dog was okay and apparently they thought the doc was fine. >> first of all don't do it, second don't post it on facebook. police say they were swamped with calls. understandable.
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>> we'll be right back.tt0w!tr'hq! %4@-%[0 tt0w!tr'hq! el@-/\\ tt0w!tr'hq! ed@-)^8 tttthq% )8h-i d tt0w!tr'hq% kzh-to8 tt0w!tr'hq% n-h-!&4 tt0w!tr'hq% 0ph-?a, tt0w!tr'hq% s"h-/3l tt0w!tr'hq% ueh-,q< tt0w!tr'hq% 7hh-0sh with the holidays just around the corner it's that time of year, when we're stretching trying to think of cleverift ideas. how bay gift for your car? dick debartolo from gizwiz.biz. >> the show is called the specialty equipment manufacturers association, making gadgets for cars and vans and trucks. all of these are going to be great stocking stuffers. the first one, though, not till february. but this got a lot of press at the show. won a lot of awards. it's called voyo. there's a little port under your dashboard. this will plug in there. and it can turn an old car into a smart car. it has contact with many systems
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like when you walk away from your car an app will lock your doors. when you walk back your will unlock. and one of my favorite things it can do is if ewe not in the car th your phone the engine won't start. that's coming february. >> so we can't do that as a gift idea as yet. >> not yet. all the others you can. >> turn your pinto into a pimped-out prius. >> it will depend on the year and what your car is capable of. this is thermal blade. if you touch it quickly you can see that -- yes. this is a thermal blade. there's a little thormt in here. when it goes 38 degrees or below it will turn on. it senses it. and then it hits the blade. you don't get out of the car and scrape the windshield. >> will that work for the entire windshield even though it's not necessarily wiping? >> well, it's going to be wiping.
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this is your windshield wiper. it's an electric heated windshield wiper. and the length of it will depend on what car you have. and they're about $75. at the show i met a paramedic who said he's been to a lot of car crashes and people cannot get to -- even though they have a belt cutter they can't get to them. it's under the seat. it's 2349 glove compartment. he came up with the supervisor xt which goes around your visor so that it's within reach. >> this goes right above you. >> right above you. and then i'm going to click it out here. and you have to be careful with the blade. it does two things. it cuts your seat belt we a very sharp blade and then there's a stainless steel punch to knock out your window. >> because as a parmt he finds a lot of people are trapped inside their cars. >> exactly. even though they have a cutter they can't get to it. and the neat thing is this is
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comes -- a great stocking suffer. >> if you wash your car, inevitably as you walk around the hose goes under the tire and gets stuck and the more you try to pull it out the deeper it goes. imagine this is your tire. you just teak a hose slide, stick it under the edge of the tire and if you're using tools or an air compressor hose will slide by the tire. you get them for 13 bucks. wd-40, everybody knows wd-40. bu now wd-40 easy reach, point it around and spray it where you want them to go. >> great stocking stuffers. how do we get that in a stocking though? >> you have to wait till february and you have no stocking. >> we'll just say we'll get it to you at some point. dick debartolo, thank you for joining us. and you can get more details
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note okay. so as you see there, one of the most popular free apps is of course facebook and now facebook founder mark zuckerberg is giving back. >> he and his wife have announced the baby gift to end all baby gifts and we're all recipients. the story from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the proud parents announcing the birth of their little girl max where else but on facebook. and with that photo of a beaming young family a letter to our daughter. "max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to leave
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you all children. and to do that a promise." mark zuckerberg and priscilla chan will give away 99% of their facebook shares, today worth about $45 billion. one of the world's most influential techies now on a two-month apaerntpaternity leave now writing to little max, we wish your life filled with the same joy and hope you give us. we can't wait to see what you bring to this world. love mom and dad. >> we all say congratulations to them. and of course we're celebrating our own facebook milestone this morning. thanks to you we have passed 1 million likes. >> whoo. >> jack is celebrating. >> oh, yes. >> we wish we were giving away all of our salary to you. but we are not as generous as the zuckerbergs. >> we wanted to celebrate with some of your mean messages to us. g-rock wrote "you guys the
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was this ever announced? you two are great. mike many responded on facebook by saying they are both kind of cheesy. >> oh. thank you, michael. >> i think there might one on your computer. >> yes. there was one from cheryl hatly who said, "reena, uncross your legs while standing. you look like you're going to tip over. ugh." >> okay. so freddie mcmillan also on october 28th message is ken driss going through a monthly cycle? he's being very mean in his comments and body language. >> oh, my gosh. i haven't picked up on that. >> i don't know. there was another one. is t.j. ever coming back? bring him back. >> give me a break. come on. you mean you're not t.j.? >> we don't all look alike. >> oh. >> some days. >> just some days. >> i'm ryan smith. >> they thought i was aditi. they congratulated me on the
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>> that's true. this morning on "world news now" taking action. >> the mayor of chicago firing the head of the police. swift move to try to gain back the public's trust over a year after an officer and killed laquan mcdonald. with the city's top cop now gone what's the next move? >> putting the pressure on terror. the obama administration announcing increased special forces to aid in the fight against isis. meanwhile, the president of syria speaking out against the u.s. and its allies saying no one is taking them seriously. as the world' l are trying to solve climate change many cities gasping for air. we'll take you inside the clouds to see what life is like in the smog zone. and the hot holiday gift
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the hoverboard has been found to spontaneously combust. what every gift giver should know before you cross this one off your list on this wednesday december 2nd >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning. great to have reena back with us. >> good to be back. >> didn't miss us. >> oh, you know, getting some sleep, thank you. they're doing a slow clap in the newsroom except for the people behind us who are working diligently like jack and cherry and -- oh, there. thank you, tony. thank you guys. it is good to be back. i do have to say you forget what it's like on the day side when you can actually sleep a little bit. >> and you see humans running around. >> you do. >> that's just kind of odd. >> we had a death in the family unfortunately. grandmother passed away. beloved matriarch. took a couple days off for that. >> well, good to have you. >> good to be back. and a lot of serious news.
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>> we start with the fallout over the deadly police shooting. the city's top cop fired a week after the release of the dash cam video. >> protesters gathered after illinois attorney general asked for a federal investigation into the police department. the mayor moving forward saying the firing is the first step in restoring public trust. for more here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: amid the rising tension in this city chicago's top cop out of a job. chicago mayor rahm emanuel bowing to public pressure shaking up his administration, firing his top cop, garry mccarthy. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. and a distraction. >> reporter: the call-out comes on the heels of the release last week of that shocking dash cam video. investigators say it shows a chicago police officer jason van dyke shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. 16 shots in 15 seconds. van dyke, who argues he fired
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his life, was released on monday monday night. a second dash cam video shows police pursuing mcdonald as he runs through a burger king parking lot before he was shot. the burger king district manager alleges officers deleted video from one of the restaurant's several cameras. but investigators who reviewed the surveillance video shows forensic footage was not tampered with. both sides say the cameras would not have captured the shooting. mayor emanuel announcing huge task force. there's already an ongoing dpral investigation into how the mcdonald's case was handled calling for a dplees review of the chicago police department by the department of justice. alex perez, abc news, ico. we turn our focus overseas now.
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against isis. secretary of defense unveiling details on wednesday saying more special ops, troops are heading to iraq after cord kurdish forces'll iegs igs as well as providing better intelligence and conducting information into syria. carter didn't say how many troops would be heading into that fight. >> meantime syria's president is criticizing the u.s. over the effectiveness of the battle against isis. in a new interview bashar assad claimed that since the u.s.-led coalition start the fighting the terror group has grown but assad said isis has suffered losses since russia's bombing campaign began. assad also marked those working with the u.s. >> no one's taking the western officials seriously anymore. first of all they don't have credibility. second they don't have thigs, they are so slal hoo. ird third they're not
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most of them europeans the master is the americans. >> assad also criticized france's response to this year's terrorist attacks saying it didn't learn anything from the massacre at the satirical magazine chrld xhrld and he expressed sadness at seeing thousands of refugees leaving his country. >> a bipartisan group of former officials is expressing support for u.s. refugee program. they sent a letter to congress saying the u.s. must offer refuge to the world's most knuble regardless of religion or nationality. the group includes former secretaries of state henry kigser, george schultz, and mar binn albright. the move folds a house boat on tougher restrictions for refugees from syria and iraq following the paris terrorist attacks. document trump turning personally at a rally last night. truchl p told reporters he feels
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vietnam war. dot various deferments. and trump is still refusing to back down from claims that muslims in new jersey celebrated after 9/11. with more here's abc's lana zak. >> reporter: donald trump is not backing down. fight. a lot of people are saying yeah, jersey. i wasn't going to apologize. >> reporter: following the dorsement of several black pastors donald trump was with herman cain. cain said he too was once considered an outsider. but -- >> you're born here, you're not an outsider. >> reporter: trump is taking fire on several fronts. racial leaders for racially provocative comments. feuding with the "new york times" after appearing to mock one of their reporters who was dis disibld. did you sfj sfj zwafrn swiss swiss z. said he's tired of talking about trum.
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interest in responding to. >> reporter: honestly republican candidates were discussion guns and violence crime, jeb bush making what some could see as a bold declaration in the gop. >> you have evidence of a single health problem. i don't think you should be able to get a gun. >> while 2ed cruz had a kif view of the routes of krein. >> overwhelming majority of violence criminals are dmgz. >> reporter: speaking of headlines one more coming from jeb bush. he suggested he might have a female vice president saying "she would make a very good partner." reena, kendis. >> she. interesting. >> south carolina? >> south carolina. >> bailey? another controversial statement by ted cruz is drawing reaction from the hillary clinton campaign. cruz accused of trying to maintain the republican party as being zmant birth control or the condom police.
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war on women. clinton was on the campaign trail in alabama yesterday recalling the historic montgomery bus boycott. she said the u.s. is still ttling racial bias. >> there are still injustices perpetrated every day across our country. sometimes in spite of the law sometimes unfortunately in keeping with it. >> chelsea clinton, who's been mostly absent on the campaign trail is hosting a fund-raiser for her mom december 17th. actress drew barrymore will co-host the event. starting with some speculation that barry bonts could have a new baseball gill the game's home run king is said to be in talks to join the miami marlins. he's worked as greft instructor at the 2007. the the marlins could use some help with their hitting. they finished two games
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in an flufs intexclusive interview with be rohhin roberts kobe says it was a dream come true. bryant is rierlg at the end of the season. he spoke 20 years ago to the lakers loss. betters but he tells robin he knew it was tommy to hang it oup. >> normally my mind drifts to the game, always. i found myself sitting there. my mind wouldn't drift to the game anymore. that's when i realized you know, what it's getting close, it's not getting close. >> koebts speaking with "good morning america's" robin roberts. you can see the entire interview on "good morning america" -- i had in idea that he meditated. >> it's fascinating it to see
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meditating every day. >> but continuity is interesting when i says his focus started being all about basketball it was time to hang it up. >> that also happens when your team was 2-15 on the year. >> i wasn't going to mention the lakers game in philadelphia. these two guys sitting courtside in their bryant jerseys, their sign was the the left part. they say they played 600 grand from these seats, 2500 from philly to italy. and they say quit k their jobs to see bryant priceless. they will court site seats. and they got to see the lakers lose to the 76ers. first time in 72 days the 76ers have won a baseball game. >> you never know. >> not necessarily -- a sorry. this is why i don't do sports.
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you might have a new sports with kendis segment. >> no. >> i might have to pass it on. >> at that pace. all right. ming up. baby names inspired by instagram. >> i never would have said baseball. and the popular christmas gift going up in smoke. some users getting hot flashes at their feet. blue first as the gloebl global clamt change fight takes place we'll go over to china. an ominous look at what many sfeez could be facing. fans.com and wnn. >> baseball guys tell us what you think about that. >> sorry about a think deep. for a dramatic transformation without the need for fillers your concert tee might show your age...
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@bbl that's 8,700 gallons of gasoline after a tafrker caught fire on a highway about 65 miles southeast of l.a. the blaze started as a tire fire. the driver escaped without injury and no other injuries reported. the 15 free bai was closed in both directions for several hours, causing traffic to back up for several miles as well. well, president o'bama is back in washington after attending the climate change conference in paris. meanwhile, china is dealing with a pollution crisis. >> incredible scenes out there. children in beijing being kept in doors and many people wearing face masks.
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>> this is today in china. most people staying off the normally crowded streets. in tiananmen square the background barely visible. >> this is what it normally looks like here in beijing. as the sun goes down and the cars turn off their headlights. but the sad news is because of all this pollution this is noon. >> that heavy smog stopping traffic on the highways. that sign right there is a warning to drivers reading "visibility low. slow down the speed." the government issuing an alert advising residents to avoid being outdoors, ordering factories to shut down temporarily. schools keeping the kids inside. this playground empty. as we walked around the city, everywhere we looked masks. even on china's youngest. as this country desperately grapples with how to keep its people safe. bob woodruff, abc news, beijing. >> incredible. you know, you buy those mass nkz china that sort of helps clean
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breathe. but tuesday late afternoon it was 20 times what the world health organization recommends for air quality. 20 times worse than what they recommend. just to give you a sense. >> and they've had several days of this. hopefully today's a better day in china. coming up in our next half hour the new threat to computer users. hackers' software that holds your data hostage until you pay up. the big security challenge in the new year. but first one of the year's most popular toys is sometimes really hot literally. why this keeps happening.
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now." hoverboards are this year's hottest gift for the gadgets. a cool gadget and ride all rolled into one. >> but there is a down side. a big one. falling off, for one.
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reports of hoverboards catching fire. we're on "nightline" with mbs's matt gutman. >> reporter: hoverboards. what once seemed to be the stuff of science fiction in "back the to the future." has morphed into the must-have holiday gift of the presence. >> you've got that turned down. that's like a race track. >> reporter: more than a million watched kendall jenner slalom through this house. and the beeb himself gave it a whirl. hoverboards a known as self-balancingshoot scooters are flying off shirt veflz. on cyber monday one every 12 seconds just on e buy. >> they're flashy, ostentatious, they're kind of practical in that you can move a little faster on them but really they're fast and zippy. >> on youtube unboxing videos are scoring millions of views. but with every new craze come new rules. the cleveland cavaliers banned them from their arena. sorry, lebron. they're already banned from the
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york city and starting january 1st they'll also be banned here in california from sidewalks. the only place you'll be able to ride them pathways and bike lines. >> some even calling them dangerous. the owner of this scooter claiming it spontaneously combut theed and burst into flames. hayden horn got a scooter for his birthday but a day later his mother says something went wrong. >> sparks were flying and the middle of the part of the board flames were poof. >> reporter: his mother says she couldn't put out the fire and it consumes their entire home. the cause of that identify still under investigation. >> so many different knockouts put out. some feels like if it's hundreds of dollars less than the next model there's probably a reason. >> reporter: another concern to deal with wiping out, as we learned the first few moments. and youtube is filled with far
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experts urge kids to wear helmets and their parents to avoid the cheaper knockoff versions. you might have to shell out a few hundred extra bucks to get the real thing. >> as with other new technologies they're likely to improve vap rapidly and the cost is likely to come down rapidly. if they can't come down this year don't be upset. they'll be ahalf the price. >> reporter: lots it it's popular you could get something even cooler. lexus is skrelgdeveloping this one that actually lev states. >> you've got everything you know. >> reporter: and skateboard legend tony hawk is helping experts at hen dachlt with their design. but for now i'm just going to keep working on figuring out this one. no. matt gutman, abc news, for "nightline." >> he's fine. some of these things go for like
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>> i think casey kasem had it right. keep your feet on the ground. keep reaching for the stars.
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>> yeah. time now for "the mix." and the official baby center list of the 2015 hottest baby names are out. and there's something strange going on. we know that instagram has really infiltrated all of our a alliances but now they're infiltrating baby names. some of the top names are but by using princess charlotte's photo we'll show you the most popular names. lux. that fit filter was up 75% since 2006 as a babe yes names.
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that was up 42%. and for girls valencia. was up 26%. and juno was up 30%. you go to instagram, look for a filter, have your baby. >> whatever works. politicians always like to sayend out christmas cards. take a look at this christmas card. you see over there? 3-year-old zachary, he was not happy. he didn't know why everyone wanted to look straight into the camera. he chose to pout because he wanted to play. and apparently the politician said, it was andrew lee, and he said he wasn't in the mood. there was a pond in the back and the family stopped taking photos and went rung after them. but the 3-year-old didn't want to play. >> that kid's going to be out of the will.
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cleveland browns fans did after the ball game. the ending of the game. they were about to win it all. and then the field goal got run out all the way by the reechbz. cleveland browns browns were recording that moment thinking 29sds it's going to win. now look at the block and the disappointment. near tears. >> aw. >> and these other guys in the stands they're like, no, just the typical you browns. it didn't go well at all. that guy's like forget about, it i'm just going to rip my jersey. >> he's ripping his jersey. >> yep. it really is a big deal. the team's going to go up 3-8. instead now they're 2-9. they're browns fans. they're used to disappointment.
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>> that is this morning on "world news now." getting personal. with the primary race under way, campaign politics getting ugly. donald trump challenging the rest of the gop pack and speaking candidly last night about not going to vietnam. the mysterious death of a mayor. found dead just weeks after his election. the town shocked by the news. and well-liked new mayor. and what police are hoping they'll find out today. and new this half hour, the growing cyber threat. ransomware. >> what experts say is a top crime tactic by hackers, disguising e-mails to steal al of your files and hold them for ransom. what you need to know before shopping online. and family values. the zuckerbergs announcing the birth of their baby girl along with a gift to the rest of the
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facebook fortune to charity. why they and so many others are thankful this morning. that's in "the skinny" this wednesday december 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. thank you for joining us. >> good news on the zuckerbergs. >> that's really fantastic. they say they've been trying for several years to have a baby and he admitted to having problems, miscarried before. so a great gift. to the world. >> they look so happy and their baby is so darn cute. and he's going to be taking two months paternity, which is part of facebook's policy, and i think it's remarkable because we really need your help, folks, when we have a baby. you need as many hands on deck. so we wish him the best of luck. >> i'll call in some help. we'll get to that of course a little bit. but let's start with new hampshire.
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months away. >> donald trump turned personal during a campaign appearance last night talk about his guilt over not serving in the vietnam war. the republican front-runner also coming under renewed attacks from his rivals. abc tom llamas is covering the campaign. >> reporter: with time running out donald trump now predicting his friendly rivals will soon turn against him. >> christie hasn't hit me yet. he will. he has to. he has no choice. he's at two or three. he has to. he's going to hit me. at some point. hey, there's only one way you get to the top, and it's all through trump. let's face it. >> reporter: and trump was right. new jersey governor chris christie, hoping to gather some momentum after winning the endorsement of an influential new hampshire newspaper, is now laying into the republican front-runner. >> if donald starts yelling and screaming at me in the middle of the speech you can be sure i'll say sit down and shut up. >> reporter: christie castigating trump for mocking a disabled reporter like this. >> i don't know what i said. i don't remember! >> reporter: a performance
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>> you shouldn't be make fun of people's disabilities. it's just not -- it's just not worthy of someone running for president of the united states. >> reporter: and on trump's assertion muslims in new jersey were celebrating on 9/11. >> that did not happen in new jersey and didn't happen since. >> reporter: former new york mayor giuliani agreed adding other candidates couldn't get away with saying the things trump does. >> i'd have been thrown out of the race. he is judged by a different standard. maybe it's because of his background in "the apprentice" and an entertainer. >> donald trump threatened to drop out of the next debate unless cnn would pay to $5 million which he would donate to charity but later trump saying he wouldn't skip the debate because then he would be called a chicken. tom llamas, abc news, new york. the u.s. is expanding a special operations targeting force that's fighting against isis. last night at harvard the secretary of defense ash carter repeated many of the points about that force that he
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operations troops are heading to iraq where they will work alongside iraqi and kurdish forces. they will also work alone inside syria. carter didn't say how many new troops would be heading into the fight. chicago's police superintendent is out of a job amid growing outrage over the death of a black teen at the hands of white police officers. garry mccarthy was fired a week after the release of the dash cam video showing the officer shooting laquan mcdonald 16 times. mayor rahm emanuel said it wasn't about performance but mccarthy had become a distraction. meanwhile, the state's attorney general is calling for a federal investigation into the police department's practices. now to the mysterious death of a newly elected mayor in alaska. police in the capital city of juneau have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs, or suicide, and they're now waiting for the medical examiner's report to determine if it was natural causes or foul play. more now from abc's neal karlinsky.
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sworn in as mayor of juneau five weeks ago but his mysterious death has left alaska's capital city reeling. police say the new mayor whose facebook page was filled with campaign photos was found dead in his home on monday by his adult son, adding cryptically that investigators are aware of rumors that an assault occurred in connection with fisk's death. those rumors are speculation. a cause of death hasn't been determined but police now say the mayor did have injuries. >> it's quite a shock to a lot of people. to come into office as an innovator to really shake things up. >> reporter: this was fisk in a recent debate. he was 70 years old, well liked, full of ideas, and seemingly healthy. >> ultimately we can't cut our way to prosperity here. we've got to grow the economy. >> reporter: outside the mayor's home candles and notes left in his honor. police say members of the public have been helping with the investigation. an autopsy will be performed to determine what killed the mayor. police say they are investigating all possible
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neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. clear skies across texas and oklahoma will be a welcome sight as flooding damages recede. so much rain fell over the weekend in dallas. a levee gave way under the pressure from flood waters. some cows did everything they could to stay dry in the corner of a huge flooded field. the water remains several feet deep in some areas but luckily there's little structural damage. and we have new details about one family's harrowing rescue from flood waters in oklahoma. abc's ryan owens reports. >> reporter: a mother's desperate call for help. >> we're in the water. the car's under the water. we need help. i've got my kids. >> reporter: her suv swept away by flood waters. >> one of my sons is on the street. >> reporter: you hear the two
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1-year-old, crying as their mom, 25-year-old brita frank, holds on to them for dear life. 6-year-old miguel clinging to that tree just out of mom's reach. >> please help us. >> are you able to reach your son that's on the tree? >> he's right here. >> okay. can he get over to the car with you? >> i can't -- i can't let go of my other babies. >> reporter: frank's suv was swept into an oklahoma creek friday as she says she was following her gps home to kansas from her sister's house. she was caught in the massive storm that paralyzed parts of the country over the long holiday weekend. >> i just kept telling myself we've got to get out of here, we have to get out of here. >> please tell them to hurry. it's so cold. >> reporter: they had to wait about 45 minutes in that frigid water. >> i need to put the phone down. they're going to throw up. >> reporter: one by one three generations of one family brought to safety. a terrifying ordeal for this family, no doubt, but the truth is they are some of the lucky ones. 14 people died in this country as this storm moved through, and most of them, just like this
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ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> you could see how quickly something like that could happen. thank god they're okay. >> what a harrowing ordeal there. and the storm system, by the way, that brought those heavy rains, snow and ice, has continued to move east. >> let's head over to accuweather meteorologist paul williams for the forecast. hey, paul. >> thanks, kendis, reena. we have a widespread pattern that's going to change over in maine but keep in mind that rain's going to hit portland toward albany toward buffalo as far south as richmond and continue to move throughout the south and these scattered showers there make for somewhat sluggish slow travel conditions but at least it's not snow. that same front reaches down toward the deep south, warm air over florida and the carolina coast but cooler and dryer conditions in the deep south. watch out. that cold air will sneak up on you if you're not careful. as we go into thursday, we'll have more accumulated snow developing throughout the new york state area going into maine with the low pressure system
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isolated but high pressure will arrive on friday and clear the board for everybody. reena, kendis. >> thank you, paul. i hate when that cold weather sneaks up on you. pack a sweater. an investigation found the company that came up with a cure for hepatitis c has priced its drug beyond the reach tomorrow night. so va sovaldi says it costs $1,000 a pill. that comes up to $80,000 for a single course of treatment. they say it puts the burden on medicare, medicaid and the patients. 80,000? come on now. some great news to report about a young girl whose story we've been following for quite some time now. you've probably been familiar with leah still, the daughter of the former cincinnati lineman devon still. >> she was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer back in
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team to help him pay for leah's treatment. >> now the great news for devon and family. leah is still cancer-free. tests over the summer showed her cancer was in remission and now her father says follow-up exams show no evidence of the disease. >> that is so remarkable. i tell you, if you ever have a down day google videos of this girl. she on her way to treatment, her father would post photos and videos, and always had this incredible spirit and just such a light. >> you could see it there in her face. great to hear she's doing better. coming up, holding your computer hostage. >> it's a growing trend of cyber thieves sending you deceptive e-mails that hack into all your files and forcing you to pay a ransom. a warning before you click that link. and dueling drummers. the late-night ballot between two iconic percussive powerhouses. dave grohl versus animal. so who will pound their way to victory? but first, rain on both coasts. in philadelphia they're celebrating their first victory.
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ransomware and it holds your personal files hostage until you pay. experts say we'll see a lot more of it next year. we've got details from abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: threatening messages like these appearing across the country at an alarming rate. at a police department in massachusetts. >> our information was held hostage. >> reporter: demanding a $500 ransom or lose their data. >> the best option for us was to pay the ransom. >> reporter: here at intel security's war room, experts detect more than 13,000 ransomware threats a day across the globe. >> very often a user installs ransomware. when they get an e-mail from what looks like a company they would do business with. >> reporter: take this phony ups message used as ransomware. >> if you were to click on any of the links it would download and install the ransomware and malware that would then encrypt and hold your files for ransom. >> reporter: experts say ransomware could also attack your phone.
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can receive a phishing e-mail on their phone and infect their mobile device. >> reporter: this fake bank message claims it has important information about your account, but click here and your phone would be infected. >> your reputation could be held for ransom as well. >> reporter: one victim even received a message demanding a $200 payment to stop a false information about child pornography from being sent to colleagues and contacts. robert herjavec from "shark tank" is a security expert. he says ransomware is one of the greatest threats he sees. >> everybody's vulnerable today. >> reporter: still he says don't be powerless. >> make sure you're backing everything up. there are so many cloud services even on your iphone. you can back up all your pictures. you can back up all your data. make sure you're doing that. >> and he says unplug that
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>> ha, ha, ha. >> dave grohl was also in the muppets movie, by the way, back in 2011 playing in a group called the moopettes. so this may have been something of a grudge match. >> love it. the former nirvana driver also sat in with miss piggy's talk show house band electric mayhem. >> fun show. >> looks like it. tickles the ivories and flips houses. billy joel selling two adjacent properties that he owns in florida just south of ritzy palm beach. >> time for your real estate porn. he bought them less than two years ago and is asking a combined $29 million. that's more than twice what the piano man paid for them. >> the slightly larger property is one of the more undeveloped pieces of land in the blue blood town where the median income is just above $100,000. and the other has a seven-bedroom mansion as well as a guest house and four-car garage. >> joel often buys and sells
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i'm not ashamed to admit this. i struggle with this, as many parents do, it's difficult to get your kids to go to sleep. and it's not just your imagination. >> it's tough. ride them around. you know, it's tough. researchers say children get about one hour of sleep less than they should every night. >> ride them around? >> in the car. in the back seat of the car. abc's becky worley has some strategies that put that problem to sleep. >> reporter: does this sound familiar? >> mommy, can i have a glass of water? >> getting kids to settle do and actually fall asleep is tough. here's your water. >> sleep is critical for young
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children between the ages of 2 and 5 need on average 10 or 11 hours of sleep. >> what's i parent to do? >> routine is essential for children in order to get them to go to sleep p. >> the basic still rule here. warm bath, bedtime shore. but there are a few new ideas too. pediatricians say the wind-down should be totally screen-free. the blue lights can signal a child's brain that it's daytime. enter sleepy-time coloring. and also this bed-time story that has parents raving. >> i want you to relax. different parts of your body. >> reporter: called "the rabbit who wants to fall asleep." it was written by a psychiatrist who employs researched methods to cue drowsiness. we asked three moms, two of them are abc producers, to try them out on their toddlers and preschoolers. >> i call it a success. the kids are going to sleep faster than ever. >> it was a little bit of a bust for us. it didn't go very well. >> reporter: the author acknowledging that as every
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will be as well. sweet dreams. becky worley, abc news, oklahoma, california. >> that rabbit book looks interesting. i have difficulty not just getting them to go down but getting them to stay in their bed all night. so i swear by this product that was created by a mom -- it's called mytotclock.gov. and she couldn't find anything out there. and my mother-in-law actually bought this for me one christmas. >> what does it do? >> it's amazing. so it turns yellow when it's time to wake up and it's blue when you go it bed. it's blue. that means it's nighttime. you tell them you've got to go to sleep, you can't wake up until it turns yellow like the sun. >> you trick them into staying down for a while. >> and i've been moving it up five minutes each day. >> can you expand it to like ten hours? >> i wish. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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insomniacs for two decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." defense secretary ash carter says more u.s. special ops forces are heading to iraq helping the fight against isis. they will work to improve intelligence and will carry out unilateral missions inside syria. details coming up. new support for resettling syrian and iraqi refugees in the u.s. a bipartisan group including former secretaries of state says the u.s. must offer refuge to the world's most vulnerable regardless of religion or nationality. the irs says criminal investigators will no longer use cell phone-tracking technology without first seeking a warrant. the technology simulates cell phone towers to trick near phones into revealing their locations.
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alaska's newly elected mayor should determine if foul play was to blame for his death. steven fisk was found dead in his home fueling rumors about an assault. those are the top stories on this wednesday december 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. let's begin this half hour with the expanding fight against isis. secretary of defense ash carter laid out the details yesterday on capitol hill. >> carter said more special operations troops are heading to iraq where they will work alongside iraqi and kurdish forces. they will also carry out missions alone inside syria. carter didn't say how many new troops will be heading into the fight. numbers. of the more than 8500 air strikes against isis so far the been u.s. strikes. more involvement by allies was a
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discussed during his stay in paris. abc jonathan karl with more. >> reporter: first the president has to find a way to ease tensions between russia and turkey. it is hard to have a united front when two of the key players that are supposed to be fighting isis are in a virtual cold war with each other and that is the way it has been since the downing of that russian fighter jet by the turkish air force. the president met here in paris with vladimir putin. the only photo of that meeting was released by the russians. in terms of other countries the british parliament is voting whether or not to take part in air strikes on syria. the germans are offering more help. but make no mistake, this is and will remain on the military front primarily an american effort. we are the only ones that really have the resources. jonathan karl, abc news, paris. and we're getting some tough new talk this morning from syrian president bashar al assad. in a new interview assad mocks the countries working with the u.s.
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american allies seriously. assad also addresses the u.s. coalition's fight against isis which he says didn't suffer as the u.s. ramped up its efforts against it. >> isis has expanded and the recruits from around the world has increased while since the participation of the russian in the same fight, so-called, against terrorism, isis has been shrinking. >> assad also criticized france's response to this year's terrorist attack, saying it didn't learn anything from the massacre at the satirical magazine "charlie hebdo" and he expressed sadness at seeing hundreds of thousands of refugees leaving his country. frightening moments during rush hour. one of europe's largest cities, five people were hurt when a pipe bomb left on a highway overpass near an istanbul subway station in turkey exploded. the city already on edge following an isis suicide attack in the capital back in october. we move now to the cause of that air asia jet that went down
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year. killing all 162 people on board. investigators say a computer issue may have contributed to the crash but the pilots also appeared unprepared to deal with the aftermath. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the mysterious disappearance of the air asia jetliner, its wreckage recovered by divers from the bottom of the java sea, came down to one small cracked soldered wire not a computer board along with questionable maintenance and pilot training by the indonesian budget airline. the bad solder joint was sending false alarms about a rudder problem. it happened 23 times in the prior 12 months but the airline did not replace the computer board. during the fatal flight the alarm went off several times and the pilots acting outside guidelines pulled the circuit breaker which shut off the autopilot. >> the crew made these errors. the aircraft pitched up, lost air speed, stalled, and for three or four minutes flopped around out of control before it hit the ocean killing everybody aboard.
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report goes on to say that the pilots were inadequately trained to recover from a stall and the jet from 162 on board tumbled into the sea. >> anytime you don't pay proper attention to the training of pilots, not just systems operators, and maintenance that has absolutely no room for anything less than perfection, you're going to end up with accidents. >> reporter: u.s. investigators will take any lessons they can from the indonesian report but already u.s. rules governing maintenance and pilot training are some of the most comprehensive in the world. david kerley, abc news, reagan washington airport. now to a deadly crash in new jersey last night between a car and a school bus. the car collided head on with the bus carrying a high school swim team. two men in the car were killed, eight students were treated for minor injuries. police say the car was speeding and may have been trying to pass other vehicles at the time. two workers have died after
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unresponsive while working on a large transformer. another employee went to check on him. they both passed away. investigators say they haven't figured out what harmed the workers. a jury's expected to be seated today to decide the fate of the first baltimore police officer to be tried in the death of freddie gray. officer william porter is facing several charges including manslaughter. he's accused of failing to get medical care for gray following his arrest. gray's death touched offer violent protest and rioting across baltimore. five other officers will be charged separately. and more than a year after the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a police officer in cleveland we're hearing from the officer involved. timothy loehmann tells investigators he fired only after telling tamir rice show me your hands continuously. he said he was yelling as loud as he could and he observed rice pulling out what turned out to be a fake gun from his waistband waistband.
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brought against the officers. chicago's superintendent has been fired over a fatal shooting captured on dash cam. garry mccarthy forced out over protesters outraged over the death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. mayor rahm emanuel also announced the creation of a task force on police accountability saying it was time for fresh eyes and new leadership. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. and a distraction. >> it's not over yet. the illinois attorney general has requested a justice department investigation into the chicago police department to determine if any federal laws were violated. presidential politics now and ted cruz has claimed that most violence criminals are democrats. cruz campaign telling abc news the senator based his statement on a study conducted in three states that showed a majority of ex-cons in those states registered as democrats.
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>> uh-huh. >> cruz made the comments in connection with the a deadly shooting at a colorado planned parenthood clinic which accused the democrats of politicizing. with just over two months to the new hampshire primary new jersey governor chris christie stepping up attacks on donald trump. christie says trump should not have made fun of a disabled reporter and adding if trump started yelling at him in the middle of a speech he'd be sure to tell him to "sit down and shut up." >> can't wait for december 15th. the next debate. new sales numbers from volkswagen shows how damaging the scandal has been. volkswagen says its u.s. sales have plummeted almost that 25% in the month of november. analysts say the brand has been hurt by volkswagen's admission that its vehicles cheated onts diesel test. overall it was an outstanding month for auto sales. they hit a 14-year high. >> we have our plans to see a new "star wars" movie in a couple of weeks but here's a destination that the biggest fans of the franchise will need
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>> it's a "star wars"-themed theater in omaha, nebraska. the lobby includes a ten-foot death star. wow. the concession stand draws from star destroyer architecture. >> and this isn't going away. when the current "star wars" mania goes away it's permanent. the theater chain says it wants to be the place to see "the force awakens" and all new "star wars" movies. i should say "star wars" is a production of our parent company. >> disney. so please go. >> we do have some guests that paid us a visit.o of it. from halloween. >> we know how to dress up as a storm trooper or two. >> goes nice. >> who are those? >> we've got big connections with disney. >> "the force wakens," by the way, hits theaters on december 18th. i have worn that out to the clubs in new york city several times. and shockingly people recognize me. >> they do. that's all it takes. and this was us raiding the
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>> some good eats. storm trooper. >> who knew that storm troopers -- >> can't really get it in your mouth, though. >> and then we tried to freak out the newsroom upstairs. >> we just go there without makeup. coming up, the shocking pet picture spurring outrage. >> a dog with his snout duct-taped shut and the backlash against the dog's owner who shared the image on social media. and the birth announcement that comes with a bonus. mark zuckerberg giving away his facebook fortune just as he starts a family first. but first let's look at our forecast map. >> dick debartolo with gadgets for your car. windshield wipers that heat up. greasers that go anywhere. stay tuned. "world news now." >> before we go, the forecast map. great falls 37. i was searching montana and i found out that french montana has a new video with chris brown. >> french montana. >> yeah, the rapper.
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well, pass the sea sickness pills. a massive danish rescue ship battled extremely high waves this weekend. it was during a storm that battered sweden and denmark. the storm named gorm had hurricane-strength winds damaging roofs and knocking out electricity. the ship is part of denmark's sea support group, sort of like our coast guard. >> seems like it can take some of those waves. it's a facebook photo that's gone viral for all the wrong reasons. in fact, the woman who posted it may actually spend some time in jail. >> it sparked so much outrage that e-mail messages crashed a florida police department's computer system. the story and the photo from abc's linsey davis. >> a facebook photo causing outrage.
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across the country because of this picture posted on katie brown's facebook page of a chocolate lab mix with its muzzle duct-taped shut. with the message "this is what happens when you don't shut up." the picture incensing animal lovers launching a change.org petition to prosecute her. south daytona police say they received more than a million messages about that image. >> we've been utilizing all of our resources toward identifying the woman and locating her. >> reporter: the search for that owner spanning three states. meanwhile, brown posting again, "don't panic, everyone, it was only for a minute but he hasn't barked since. point made." police finally tracking the owner and her dog down here in north carolina. >> we found the dog very well cared for. the dog appeared to be happy and in a loving home other than this bad decision. >> reporter: in a twist of fate it's the owner who's keeping her mouth shut. linsey davis, abc news, w york. >> it's pretty remarkable. and not just in north carolina. they had police involved in
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thought she may live there. this massive hunt for her and making sure the dog was okay and apparently they thought the dog was fine. >> first of all don't do it, second don't post it on facebook. police say they were swamped with calls. understandable. >> we love our dogs. >> we'll be right back. they were swamped with calls.
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with the holidays just around the corner it's that time of year. when we're stretching, trying to think of clever gift ideas. so how about a gift for your car? dick debartolo from gizwiz.biz joins us this morning to give us a look. >> a plane. the show is called cema. the special equipment manufacturers association. making gadgets for cars and vans and trucks. all of these are going to be great stocking stuffers. the first one, though, not till february. but this got a lot of press at the show. won a lot of awards. it's called voyo. there's a little port under your dashboard. this will plug in there. and it can turn an old car into a smart car. it has contact with many systems on your car and it can do things like when you walk away from your car an app will lock your
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when you walk back your doors will unlock. and my favorite one of the things it can do is if you're not in the car with your phone the engine won't start. that's coming february. >> so we can't do that as a gift idea as yet. >> not yet. all the others you can. >> turn your pinto into a pimped-out prius. >> yes. >> all right, good. >> it will depend on the year and what your car is capable of. this is kind of neat. this is from thermal blade. this is generation 2. if you just touch it quickly you'll see that -- >> ah. >> yes. this is their thermal blade. there's a little thermometer here. when it goes 38 degrees or below it will turn on. it senses it. and then it heats the blade. so you don't get out of the car and scrape the windshield. >> will that work for the entire windshield even though it's not necessarily wiping? >> well, it's going to be wiping. we don't have it hooked up but this is your windshield wiper.
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windshield wiper. and the length of it will depend on what car you have. and they're about $75. at the show i met a paramedic who said he's been to a lot of car crashes and people cannot get to -- even though they have a belt cutter they can't get to them. it's under the seat. it's in the glove compartment. so he came up with the super visor xt which goes around your visor so that it's within reach. >> this goes right above you. >> right above you. and then i'm going to click it out here. and you have to be careful with the blade. it does two things. it cuts your seat belt with a very sharp blade and then there's a stainless steel punch to knock out your window. >> because as a paramedic he finds a lot of people are trapped inside their cars. >> exactly. even though they have a cutter they can't get to it. and the neat thing is this is under $10. comes in different colors. great stocking stuffer. >> and a life saver possibly. >> yes.
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>> if you wash your car, inevitably as you walk around the hose goes under the tire and gets stuck and the more you try to pull it out the deeper it goes. so imagine this is your tire. you just take a hose slide, stick it under the edge of the tire and now the hose or if you're using tools the electric wire or an air compressor hose will just slide by the tire. >> okay. >> and you get a pair for under 13 bucks. >> we've got to get to this. >> wd-40, everybody knows wd-40. but now wd-40 easy reach, point it around and spray it exactly where you want them to go. >> reinventing themselves. >> reinventing. >> great stocking stuffers. how do we get that in a stocking though? >> you have to wait till february and you have no stocking. >> we'll just say we'll get it to you at some point. dick debartolo, thank you for joining us. and you can get more details about these products on dick's website. gizwiz.biz.
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okay. so as you see there, one of the most popular free apps is of course facebook and now facebook founder mark zuckerberg is giving back. >> he and his wife have announced the baby gift to end all baby gifts and we're all recipients. the story from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the proud parents announcing the birth of their little girl max where else but on facebook. and with that photo of a beaming young family this, "a letter to our daughter." "max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to leave the world a better place for and
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and to do that a promise." mark zuckerberg and priscilla chan will give away 99% of their facebook shares, today worth about $45 billion. one of the world's most influential techies now on a two-month paternity leave now writing to little max, "we wish you a life filled with the same love, joy, and hope you give us. we can't wait to see what you bring to this world. love, mom and dad." >> we all say congratulations to them. and of course we're celebrating our own facebook milestone this morning. thanks to you we have passed 1 million likes. >> whoo. >> jack is celebrating. >> oh, yes. >> we wish we were giving away all of our salary to you. but we are not as generous as the zuckerbergs. >> we wanted to celebrate with some of your mean messages to us. g-rock wrote "you guys the unofficial new duo? was this ever announced?
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michael responded on facebook by saying "they are both kind of cheesy." >> oh. thank you, michael. >> i think there might one on your computer. >> yes. there was one from cheryl hatley who said, "reena, uncross your legs while standing. you look like you're going to tip over. ugh." >> okay. so freddie mcmillan also on october 28th message, "is kendris going through a monthly cycle? he's being very mean in his comments and body language." >> oh, my gosh. i never picked up on that. >> i don't know. there was another one. is t.j. ever coming back? bring him back. >> give me a break. come on. you mean you're not t.j.? >> we don't all look alike. >> oh. >> some days. >> just some days. >> i'm ryan smith. >> they thought i was aditi. they congratulated me on the haircut. >> that's true. i was aditi. they congratulated me on the haircut.
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this morning on "world news now" taking action. >> the mayor of chicago firing the head of the police. swift m trust over a year after an officer shot and killed la kwan immediately. with the cop gone, what's the next move? the obama administration announcing increased forces to aid in the fight against isis. meanwhile, the president of syria speaking out against the u.s. and its allies saying nobody is taking them seriously. pollution solution as the world's leaders try to solve the climb change, many cities are gasping for air. we'll t you inside the clouds to see what life is like in the smog zone. and the hot holiday gift that has kids fired up. the hoverboard that's been found
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what every gift-good morning, everybody should know before you cross this off your list on this tuesday, december 2nd. good morning. great to have reena back. >> good to be back. people doing a slow clap in the newsroom -- except people like jack and terry. [ claps ] >> thank you, tony. thank you, guys. it is good to be back. i have to say, you forget what it's like on the day side when you can sleep. >> and you see humans running around. >> you do. you do. >> that's odd. >> yes. we had a death in the family, unfortunately. grandmother passed away. beloved matriarch. a couple days off for that. >> good to have you back. >> good to be back. in serious news, we're begin to begin in chicago? >> absolutely. the latest fallout over the deadly police shooting in chicago.
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after the release of that dramatic dash cam video. >> protesters gathered outside police headquarters last night after illinois attorney general asked for a federal investigation into the police department. the mayor looking to move forward. the firing is the first step in restoring public trust. with more, here's abc's alex perez. [ chanting ] >> reporter: amid the rising tension in this city, chicago's top cop out of a job. chicago mayor rahm emanuel bowing to public pressure, shaking up his administration, dumping the city's top cop. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue and a distraction. >> reporter: the fallout comes on the heels of the release of the shocking dash cam video. shows the chicago police officer jason van dyke shooting 17-year-old la kwan mcdonald. 16 shots in 15 seconds. van dyke, who argues he fired his weapon because he feared for
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monday night. a second dash cam video shows police pursuing mcdonald as he runs through a burger king parking lot moments before he was shot. these images obtained by abc news show an officer in the restaurant shortly after the shooting. the burger king district manager alleges officers deleted video from at least one of the restaurant's several cameras. investigators who reviewed the surveillance video say forensic testing of the system shows video was not tampered with. both sides agree the cameras would not have captured the shooting. and mayor emanuel releasing a police accountability task force to handle cases of excessive force and problem officers. there's already an ongoing federal investigation into how the case of handled. and now the illinois attorney general calling for a complete review of the chicago police department by the department of justice. alex perez, abc news, chicago. we turn the focus overseas now. the u.s. is expanding its fight against isis. secretary of defense ash carter
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capitol hill yesterday saying more special ops troops are heading to iraq. they will help iraqi and kurdish forces battle isis as well as provide better intelligence and conduct operations into syria. carter didn't say how many new troops will be heading to the fight. meantime, syria's president's criticized the u.s. over the effective not of the battle against isis. in a new interview, bashar al assad claimed that since the u.s.-led coalition started fighting, the terror group has grown. assad said isis has suffered losses since russia's bombing campaign began. assad also mocked those countries working with the u.s. against his regime. >> nobody's taking the western officials seriously anymore for many reasons. first of all, they don't have credibility. second, they don't have vision. third, they are dependent. they're going for americans. they're not serious. most europeans -- we look ad
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>> assad also criticized france's response to this year's terrorist attacks saying it didn't learn anything from the massacre at the satirical magazine "charlie hebdo" and expressed sadness at seeing hundreds of thousands of refugees leaving his country. a bipartisan group of former officials is expressing support for the u.s. refugee program. they sent a letter to congress saying the country must offer refuge to the world's most vulnerable regardless of religion or nationality. the group includes former secretaries of state henry kissinger, george shultz, and madeleine albright. the move follows a house vote for tougher restrictions on refugees from syria and iraq following the paris attacks. to the race for 2016 now. donald trump turning personal at a rally new hampshire. he told supporters he feels guilty sometimes for not serving in the vietnam war. trump told a crowd he got various deferments and came close to getting drafted at the end of the war.
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claims that muslims in new jersey celebrated after 9/11. with more, here's abc's lana lana zak. >> reporter: donald trump is not backing down. >> i can say things that i think are right. people in new jersey saying, yeah, that did take place in new jersey. i wasn't going to apologize. i wasn't going to apologize. >> reporter: following the endorsement of several black pastors, donald trump was in georgia with herman , the only african-american candidate running for the gop nomination four years ago. cain said he, too, was once considered an outsider, but -- >> you're born here, you're not an outsider. >> reporter: trump taking fire on several fronts. lambasted by african-american leaders for racially provocative comments, feuding with "the new york times" after appearing to mock one of their reporters who is disabled. but new jersey governor christie chris christie says he's done talking about trump. >> whatever trump has said for the day today is, frankly, nothing that i have any interest in responding to.
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discussing guns and violent crime. jeb bush making what some could see as a bold declaration in the gop. >> you have evidence of a mental health illness, a serious problem. i don't think he should be able to get a gun. >> reporter: while ted cruz had a different view of the roots of crime. >> the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are democrats. >> reporter: and speaking of headlines, one more coming from jeb bush. he suggested that he might have a female vice president, saying, "she would make a very good partner." reena, kendis? >> she? very interesting. >> maybe south carolina? >> south carolina, yeah. uh-huh. another controversial statement by ted cruz is drawing strong reaction from the hillary clinton campaign. cruz accused clinton of trying to paint the republican party as being anti-birth control or "the condom police." he also accused democrats of making up the idea that republicans have declared war on women. clinton was on the campaign
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recalling the historic montgomery bus boycott. she said the u.s. is still battling racial bias. >> there are still injustices perpetrated every day across our country. sometimes in spite of the law. sometimes, unfortunately, in keeping with it. >> mostly absent, leely -- drew barrymore will co-host. speculation that barry bonds could soon have a new baseball gig. the home run king is said to be in talks with the coaching staff of the miami marlins. he worked as a guest instructor for the giants since retiring in 2007. the marlins could use help with their hitting. they finished 20 games under -- under .500, rather, last season. in an exclusive interview
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bryant says it was his dream to be a los angeles laker. bryant says that being on the team for 20 years has been a dream come true. bryant, of course, is retiring at the end of the season. he scored 20 points last night during the lakers loss to the 76ers. he tells robin that he knew it was nearly time to hang it up while he was meditating. >> normally what happens with me is my mind would always drift to the game, always. i found myself sitting there. my mind wouldn't drift toward the game all the time anymore. that's when i started realizing, you know, this is getting close. getting close. now i'm not obsessively thinking about the game anymore. >> fascinating. through meditation. kobe bryant speaking with "good morning america's" robin roberts. you can see the interview this morning on "gma." i had no idea that he meditated to begin with. >> it's fascinating to see kobe bryant, this giant of baseball, just come down to just meditating every day.
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he knew when his focus stopped being all about basketball that it was time to hang it up. >> it also happens with weather your team is 2-15 -- when your team iss2-15 on the year. >> i wasn't going to mention that. we mentioned the lakers game in philadelphia. these two guys sitting court side in their bryant jerseys. their sign was the best part. they say they paid $6,000 for the seats. >> stop. >> $2,500 hun hun00 for the flights from italy to philly. and quitting their jobs to see bryant, priceless. they apparently needed a place to crash last night. but they had court side seats. of course, they got to see the lakers lose to the 76ers. first time in 250 days, by the way, the 76ers have won a baseball game. >> you never know. >> not necessarily -- basketball game, sorry. >> yeah. i was going to say -- >> this is why i don't do sports. >> i was going to let that ride. we might have a new "sports with
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i might have to pass it on now. >> on that pace -- all right. coming up, baby name inspired by instagram. >> i never would have said baseball. and the popular christmas gift that's going up in smoke. the hover board. users getting hot flashes at their feet. first, as the global fight against climate change takes place in paris, we're going to head to china to see what pollution is doing to the air over there. an ominous look at what many cities could be facing. remember, you can weigh in on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." >> yeah. baseball, guys, tell us whaha you think about that. >> score a basketball hoop in baseball.wnn. >> baseball guys tell us what you think about that. >> sorry about a think deep. for a dramatic traformation without the need for fillers0 your concert tee might show your age...
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that's 8,700 gallons of gasoline after a tanker caught fire on a highway about 65 miles southeast of l.a. the blaze started as a tire fire. the driver escaped without injury and no other injuries reported. the 15 freeway was closed in both directions for several hours, causing traffic to back up for several miles as well. well, president obama is back in washington after attending the climate change conference in paris. meanwhile, china is dealing with a pollution crisis. >> incredible scenes out there. chililen in beijing being kept indoors, and many peoplpl are wearing face masks. abc's bob woodruff is there.
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most people staying off the normally crowded streets. in ten -- in tiananmen square, the background barely visible. this is what it normally looks like here in beijing. as the sun goes down and the cars turn off their headlights. but the sad news is because of all this pollution this is noon. >> that heavy smog stopping traffic on the highways. that sign right there is a warning to drivers reading "visibility low. slow down the speed." the government issuing an alert advising residents to avoid being g tdoors, ordering factories to shut t wn temporarily. schools keeping the kids inside. this playground empty. as we walked around the city, everywhere we looked, masks. even on china's youngest. as this country desperately grapples with how to keep its people safe. bob woodruff, abc news, beijing. >> incredible. you know, you buy those masks in china that sort of helps clean up the air, make it easier to breathe. but tuesday late afternoon it was 20 times what the world
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for air quality. 20 times worse than what they recommend. just to give you a sense. >> and they've had several days of this. hopefully today's a better day in china. wow. all right. coming up in our next half hour the new threat to computer users. hahaers' software that h hds your data hostage until you pay up. why it could be the big security challenge in the new year. but first one of the year's most popular toys is sometimes really hot literally. why this keeps happening. you're watching "world news now." of the year's most popular toys is sometimes really hot literally. why this keeps happening. you're watchin "world news now" continues
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stations. hoverboards are this year's hottest gift for the gadgets. a cool gadget and ride all rolled into one. >> but there is a down side. a big one. falling off, for one. and even worse there are some reports of hoverboards catching fire.
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matt gman. >> reporter: hoverboards. what once seemed to be the stuff of science fiction in "back the to the future" has morphed into the must-have holiday gift of the presence. >> you've got that turned down. that's like a race track. >> reporter: more than a million watched kendall jenner slalom through this house. and the bieb himself gave it a whirl. hoverboards also known as alancing scooters are flying off virtual shelves. on cyber monday one every 12 seconds just on e buy. >> they're flashy, ostentatious, they're kind of practical in that you can move a little faster on them but really they're fast and zippy. you can show off on them. >> reporter: on youtube, unboxing videos are scoring millions of views. but with every new craze come new rules. with every new craze come new rules. the cleveland cavaliers banned them from their arena. sorry, lebron.
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york city and starting january 1st they'll also be banned here in california from sidewalks. the only place you'll be able to ride them pathways and bike lanes. some even calling them dangerous. >> it's on fire! >> reporter: the owner of this scooter claims it spontaneously combusted and burst into flames. hayden horn got a scooter for his birthday but a day later his mother says something went wrong. >> sparks were flying and the middle of the part of the board just poof, into flames. >> reporter: his mother says she couldn't put out the fire and it consumes their entire home. the cause of that fire still under investigation. >> so many different knockouts put out. some feels like if it's hundreds of dollars less than the next model there's probably a reason. >> reporter: another concern to deal with -- wiping out -- as we learned the first few moments. and youtube is filled with far worse hoverbrbrd fails. perts urge kids to wear helmets and their parents to avoid the cheaper knockoff
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you might have to shell out a few hundred extra bucks to get the real thing. >> as with other new technologies they're likely to improve rapidly and the cost is likely to come down rapidly. if they can't come down this year, don't be too upset. they'll be half the price. >> reporter: or it's possible you could get something even cooler. lexus is developing this one levstates. >> forget everything you know. this is it. >> reporter: and skateboard legend tony hawk is helping experts at henda with their design.. but for now i'm just going to keep working on figuring out this one. no. matt gutman, abc news, for "nightline." >> he's fine. some of these things go for like 500 bucks. >> i think casey kasem had it right. keep your feet on the ground. keep reaching for the stars. >> we're quoting casey kasem?
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>> i think casey kasem had it right. keep your feet on the ground. keep reaching for the stars.
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>> yeah. timimnow for "the mix." and the official baby center list of the 2015 hottest baby names are out. and there's something stnge going on. we know that instagram has really infiltrated all of our lives, but now they're infiltrating baby names. some of the top names are filtered. but by using princess charlotte's photo we'll show you the most popular names. lux. that filter was up 75% since 2006 as a baby name. >> they named their baby lux out of this photo -- >> exactly. ludwig. >> p pretty cute. pepele call him lud?
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that was up 42%. and for girlvalencia. was up 26%. and juno was up 30%. you go to instagram, look for a filter, have your baby. name it after that. >> whatever works. whatever works. politicians always love to send out christmas cards. the happy, smiling family. take a look at this christmas card. you see over there? 3-year-old zachary, he was not happy. he didn't know why everyone wanted to look straight into the camera. he chose to pout because he wanted to play. and apparently the politician said, it was andrew lee, and he sasa he wasn't in the mood. there was a pondndn the back and the family stopped taking photos and went running after him to make sure he was okay. but the 3-year-old didn't want to play. >> that kid's going to be out of the will. he probably looks like many
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the ball game. the ending of the game. they were about to win it all. then the field goal got blocked and run out all the way by the ravens. cleveland browns fans were that moment thinking it's going now look at the block and the near tears. >> a a >> and these other g gs in the stands, they're like -- no, just the typical browns. it didn't go well at all. that guy's like forget about, it i'm just going to rip my jersey. >> are they all upset -- >> there they are. >> he's ripping his jersey. >> yep. it really is a big deal. the team's going to go up 3-8. instead now they're 2-9. >> maybe it had nothing to do with the game. maybe they're upset they missed a good selfie moment. >> they're browns fans. they're used to disappointment. too bad. >> that is heartbreaking. >> that's the news for this half
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cleveland. making news i i america this morning, figiging isis, a new stratete from the.s. military sending special forces, plus syrian president bashar al assad blaming the u.s. for making isis stronger. the war of words between donald trump and chris christie getting more heated and ted cruz facing backlash saying most violent criminals are democrats. a police officer tumbling off a roof while trying to make an arrest. and seasonal slowdown. how christmas lights may b making your wi-fi signal sluggish. and do say good wednesday morning, everyone.
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combat isis. simply put more americans are heading into harm's way. >> they're going back to iraq where so many thousands of americans have already served the country and died. and this time their mission could take them into syria as well. megan hughes tracking from washington. megan, good morning. >> reporter: reena, kendis, good morning. a u.s. official tells abc news a new task force being created could require roughly 200 personnel in iraq. the u.s. is stepping up the fight against the islamic state, defense secretary ash carter laying out the plan to congress. >> we're defending the homeland, acting to defeat isil at its coco in syria and iraq. >> reporter: carter announced e u.s. is establishing a special operations targeting force. it will be based in iraq and conduct raids, gather intelligence, free hostages and aim to capture isis leaders. even before the attacks on paris, carter had planned for a broader role for u.s. special ops forces after a raid in iraq
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u.s. forces held 70 hostages and one american was killed. joshua wheeler, at a discussion at harvard's kennedy center he disputed boots on the ground. >> a lot don't think we're putting boots on the ground and doinin a lot from t air but there are boots on the ground. >eporter: with nearly 200 countries coming together to talk climate change in paris, president obama used the opportunity to drum up international support. >> i am confident that we can continue building momentum and adding resources to our effort to degrade and ultimately destroy isil. >> reporter: the british parliament is expected to vote today on whether that country will join in launching air strikes against isis. reena, kendis. >> megan hughes live in washington, thank you so much. of course, you heard megan mention the u.s.-led coalition against isis. in a new and rare interview in english syria's president bashar
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for its effectivevess against the terror grouou >> he clays isis h h grown since aaoalition started attacking it but said isis has suffered losses since russia's bombing campaign began. assad also mocked the countries working with the u.s. >> nobody is taking the western officials anymore. first of all they don't have credibility credibility. they don't have vision and they're not independent going for the americans. so they're not syria. they don't exist under that. most of them europeans. we look at the master. the master is the americans. >> he criticized france's response to this year's terrorist attacks saying it didn't learn from the massacre at the satirical magazine "charlieieebdo" and expresseded sadness at seeing of hundreds of thousands of refefees leaving his country. this morning caught's top police official is out of a job amiding growing outrage over the death of a black teen at the hands of a white police officer. garry mccarthy was fired a week
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cam video seen here showing the officer shooting laquan mcdonald 16 times. mayor rahm emanuel called the firing the first step in restoring public trust. he said it was time for fresh eyes and new leadership. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. and a distraction. >> now the entire police force may soon be under scrutiny by the justice department. the i iinois attornene general has called for a a federal investigation into police department practices there. for the first time we're hearing from the cleveland police officer who shot 12-year-old tamir rice. in a statement released by the sheriff's department, officer timothy loehmann insists he was aiming for rice's weapon, loehmann and his partner say they repeatedly warned rice to show his hands but instead he reached down into his waistband. rice was carrying a pellet gun at the time.
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officers exited their vehicles. they're deciding whether they should be charged. in the race for 2016 "your voice, your vote" and reaction to this new claim by republican teddruz a aut criminals and ththr party affiliation. >> now, listen, here's the simple and undeniable fact, the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are democrats. >> the cruz campaign telling abc news the senator based his statement on a study conducted in three states that showed a majority of ex-cons in those states registered as democrats. he made the comments in connection with the deadly shooting at a colorado planned parenthood clinic which he accused the democrats of politicizing. >> front-runner donald trump tells a new hampshire crowd that he sometimes feels guilty about not serving in the vietnam war. trump says he got several deferments and came closese to being drafted befefe the war enend. and for the second time in 24 hourur new jersey governor chris christie has made a jab at trump.
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screaming in the middle of the speech you can be sure i'll say sit down and shut up. >> he criticized reporters for repeated questions about trump and not, quote here, serious issues. the soaking rains crawling across the country. spreading across the radar you can see a large system bringing downpours from alabama to maine. a few inches expected in some areas. behind it all a cold front that will bring. cooler temperatures to the east coast. still ahead, forget the big screen tvs. it appears something else w w the big seller on black friday. vanishing without a trace, the mystery surrorod the disappearance of a hollywood producer. the emotional plea from his parents.
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you're looking at nearly 9,000 gallons of gasoline up in flames. this tanker caught fire south of los angeles forcing the i-15 freeway to shut down in both direreions, but the driver managed to escape without injury and no one else was hurt. it took about two hours, however, to bring the fire under control. on the other coast, a deadly crash in new jersey last night between a car and a school bus. the car collided head-on with the bus carrying a high school swim team. two men in the car were killed. eight students were treated for minor injuries. police say the car was speeding and may have been trying to pass other cars. november used to be a slow month for auto sales but not anymore. black friday promotions helped push sales to near record levels last month. hyundai led the way with sales jumping 12% a a no sururise vovoswagen saw the biggest decline.
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company's admission that its diesel vehicles cheated on emissions tests. well, black friday was busy for one federal agency, the fbi processed a record number of firearms background checks on that day, the same day three people were shot and killed at a planned parenthood office in colle could. previous spikes came after mass shootings like the one at sandy hook elementary. mcdonald's is trying something a little different at hundreds of restaurants across southern california. customers will continue ordering at the counter but then they can sit down and when their food is ready an employee will serve it to them at their table. the neww table servivi option will be testedd at more t tn 600 restaurant, no word right now on if or when it could go national. >> fancy. >> yeah. fancy for mcdonald's. when we come back dramatic rescue. a mother and her three children trapped in their car. surrounded by water.
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here's a viewpoint most of us will never see in person. a massive danish rescue ship battling high waves this weekend during a storm. thee the storm packed hurricane-strength winds which damaged roof, even knocked out power on land, the ship is part of denmark's coast guard.
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won't be that rough for sure. it'll be wet once again from the gulf coast all the way north through new england, slippery around the great lakes, wet also in the northwest. if you're flying airport delays possible along the northeast corridor from washington up to boston as well as in chicago and detroit. well, some new details about a harrowing rescue of a family caught in their vehicle over thanksgiving weekend. >> a woman's suv had been swept away by floodwaters into a frigid crere in oklahoma.. she was inside with her three children. between 1 and 6 years old. they crawled out of a window on to the suv's roof and made this desperate 911 call. >> the car's under the water. we need help. i've got my kids and my grandma. >> the water was so high and i just kept telling him, just keep your head up. >> wow, rescue teams found them after 45 minutes in the freezing water pulled to shore with a rope treated at a hospital and they are okay this morning.
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police say eric kohler walked out of work in gardena without his wallet. his laptop or his bag. he never came back. his range rover last spotted at a nearby grocery store but no signs of him. his heartbroken parents have come down from northern california to join the search. >> it's not my son. he would never do that on his own accord. he would never just throw it away. >> i want my son back. i want him to come home. i can't find him. >> as you can imagine they're hoping someone will come forward with information about their son. it was a hard landing for a cop on the job in utut. >> oh. all right, hold on. >> what you're watching and listening there, a suspect on the roof of a strip mall after his charge, the officer wearing
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and fell ten feet to the concrete below. he suffered some minor injuries but is doing fine right now. the suspect was arrested and understandably facing several charges. well, a senate investigation found the company that came up with the cure for hepatitis c has priced its drugs beyond the reach of average americans. the two senators who presented the report on the hepc drug sovavai says it coststs a thousand dollar i a pill. it puts the burden on medicare, medicaid and the patient, this he say. well, now sports starting with kobe bryant and exclusive interview with abc's robin roberts. he says it was his dream to be an l.a. laker and that being on the team for 20 years has actually -- that made that dream come true. bryant, of course, is retiring at the end of this season and tells robin he realized it was nearly time to hang it up while he was meditating. >> normally what happens with me is my mind would always drift to
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then i i found myself sitting there. mind wouldn't drift toward the game anymore and i started realizing, you know what, it's getting close, it's getting close because now i'm not obsessively thinking about the game anymore. >> kobe bryant speaking with "good morning america's" robin roberts in philadelphia. you can see the entire interview this morning on "good morning america." >> who knew, meditation. >> it's the key to a lot, i guess. also happens that bryant and his laker teammates were on the court last night. >> yep, we get the details on how that went from our guys at espn. >> hey, it's the "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. stan verrett along with neil everett. we got college basketball to tata about and also a eakthrough win as the nba says good-bye to kobe bryant. >> you were fired up at the beginning there. >> fired up in philly. kobe was back this town. going to be his last trip as a laker, of course, he grew up there. there he was, they gave him a huge owe vegas. listen, he was touched, man. he said he was genuinely touched
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he came out, had 13 in the first and all of a sudden, hey, man, maybe this retirement thing came too early. not so much. the 76ers hadn't won a game since the millard fillmore administration. they win the first game of the season, 103-91. everybody wanted to hug kobe bryant. it wasn't hawk ward. and the lakers fall to 2-15. >> ouch. college basketball, number two maryland, number nine north carolina. marcus paige returning for his first game of the season. had that b his right hand, he came out ready to go, though, 20 points for page in this game. tumble answered rye back. 12 assists for him. got fouled there. made the free throw. maerld up by one. justin jackson misses. keep an eye on jackson, saves the ball, comes back in and kennedy meeks able to get it to him.
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maryland missed eight of its final ten shots as they pulled away down the stretch. anything else. >> i got chapped lips. >> and on that note, we'll send it back to you. >> get that fixed, neil. thanks, guys. great news to report about a young girl whose story we've been following for quite some time. you're probably familiar with lea still, the daughter of lineman devon still. >> diagnosed with advanced stage cancer in june of last year. the bengals kept her dad on the team to help pay for her treatmenen >> the grere news, she's still cancer-free. tetes over the summer showed her cancer was in remission and now her father says follow-up exams show no evidence of the disease. >> she's a real ray of light. >> always throughout the entire ordeal. she had such a bright smile on her face. up next in "the pulse," big baby news for mark zuckerberg along with his $45 billion pledge. the pout seen around the
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time to check "the pulse" starting with that unique baby announcement from the founder of facebook. maxima zuckerberg was born early last week. max for short. >> i like it. in the letter to their little girl proud papa mark zuckerberg and his wife priscilla chan announced they're donating 99% of their wealth to charity. about $45 billion. the initial focus is on education, disease prevention and building strong communities. >> very cool. zuckerberg also said that he plans to remain facebook's ceo for a long, long time to come
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the donation, they want a better world for their daughter. >> they're starting at home. he'll take two months paternity leave and help out. >> i'm sure they need the help. well, instagram is inspiring baby names. >> baby center is out with the most popular names. topping the list, jackson for boys and sofia for girls. >> but a new trend is naming babies after instagram filters like lux. that name is up 75%. >> interesting. the same goes for ludwig. that name is up 42%. >> do you know that ludwig is the german form of louis. juno, the name jumping 30% on the boys' name list. >> i didn't know you spoke german. >> i didn't either. so 'tis the season to deck the halls. might want to go easy on the lights. >> they're being plamed for slowing down wi-f-f a british watchdog says complaints soared during the
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linked directly to electrical interference. >> okay, so experts recommend keeping your lights as far away as possible from your router. >> that's good to know. i've never had a slowdown but i might call up to see if i can get advanced speed. >> good deal. bargain hunter. finally an old rod stewart song is called "every picture tells a story" and that be used to wrap up the pulse. >> take a look. this photo. what's wrong with it. an australian politician, his wife and two kids there posing for their christmas card. their youngest son there on the left, well, let's just say he wasn't having any of it. >> that little guy pouting as he sits there, oh, poor thing. needless to say if it wasn't for him we wouldn't even be mentioning the whole thing so quite frankly i think this was a christmas card success. >> they sent it out anyway. >> those are the best christmas cards, not the perfefe posed ones. >> more news after this.fe.
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checking our top story, defense secretary ash carter says more u.s. special operations troops are heading to iraq to battle isis. they will work with iraqi forces as well as unilaterally inside syria. opening statements will begin as early as today in the first trial of a baltimore police officer in connection with the death of freddie gray. officer william porter is charged with failing to get medical help for gray. >> chicago's police superintendent has been fired amid outrage over the shooting death of a black teenager. now the justice department is being asked toonduct a federal investigation into the entire police department. and taking a look at today's weather rain and snow from northern california into the northwest. sunny across the southwest and texas, rain along the east coast. well, president obama's back in washington this morning after attending the climate change conference in paris. but china's dealing with an immediate pollution crisis. five days in a row of hazardous
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>> children in beijing were kept indoors and many people bore face masks. bob woodruff is there. >> reporter: this is today in china. most people staying off the normally crowded streets in tiananmen square the background barely visible. this is what it normally looks like as the sun goes down and the cars turn on their headlights. but the sad news is, because of all this pollution, this is noon. that heavy smog stopping traffic on the highways. that sign right there is a warning to drivers reading visibility low. slow down the speed. the government issuing an alert advising residents to avoid being outdoors ordering factories to shut down temporarily. schools keeping the kids inside. this playground empty. as we walked around the city everywhere we looked masks. even on china's youngest as this country desperately grappling with how to keep its people
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bob woodruff, abc news, beijing. >> pretty incredible. the fact we take air quality for granted here all the time. >> some amazing images coming out there. hey, we're partying. >> we are. we're celebrating a new milestone on facebook this morning. >> we want to thank you, bring on the confetti. we have passed 1 million likes. thank you so much on facebook, everybody. >> and, remember, if you haven't liked us yet, you can always like us at atmfans.com. we like to be liked. >> least send us comments. we read the bad ones and good ones. michael says, love this morning's show. >> that's good enough. >> or watch every morn when can't sleep. liked very much. >> we hope you suffer insomnia lots, meryl. >> that's what's making news in
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