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"inside edition" to come. >> debah: donald trump has revealed his health records. >> donald trump's personal physician has just released informatioabout the state of the presidtial candidate's health. his blood pressurere is a healthy 110 over 65, astonishingly excellent,ccording to the doctor. trumtakes aspirin daily and a low dosef a statin for cholesterol. over the last six nths trump has lostst 15 pounds. according to the doctor mr. trump's only surgery was an appendectomy at age 10, anhe has no history vfer using alcohol or tobacco products. the doctor's statement is being mocked on-line for its over the top trump-like tone. if elect, mr. trump, i can state unequivocallyl be the
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raised about missed cues and warnings in the san bernardino attacks. abc news has learned that ha tashfeen malik had extensive social media postings supporting jihad but still got a fiance visa to come to the u.s. turns out a secret u.s. policy prevented immigration officials from searching social media as part of the screening process. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: just last year, immigration officials dollars ask for new policies allowing them to look at applicants' social media public post buzz were opposed by the homeland security department's office of civil rights and civil little bit. the homeland security department says the current process is being revised. according to insiders even the new pilot programs are not a widespread policy. >> elizabeth, thank you for that important report. by the way, it's a false alarm.
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were worried about us, it's a false laernl in this building. it's a false alarm. no one has broken the "star wars" embargo. there are now doubts about what brought down that russian jetliner in egypt in october. the united states, britain and russian all said they found evidence of a bomb aboard the plane. an affiliate of isis you might remember claimed responsibility but investigators now say they have found no evidence of terrorism. egypt's tourism industry has suffered since the incident. members of kosovo's parliament were tear gassed during a session by opposition members. it's the sixth time in the past two months. the protesters oppose any deals with neighboring serbia and montenegro. kosovo was once part of serbia and the european union is trying to get them to resolve our differences. >> bowe bergdahl will be court-martial court-martialed. he will be charged with
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he could get life in prison if convicted. an officer had recommended he not be charged. he spent five years as a taliban captive after leaving his unit. >> pete rose has been banned from baseball for gambling since 1989 and plornlg league baseball says that is not going to change. rose had applied for reinstatement to major league baseball's commissioner but that application has been rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence about rose's betting on games when he played for the cincinnati reds. hollywood boulevard was locked down tighter than the death star last night for tinseltown's biggest premiere in recent memory. it was an amazing site. check outhe storm troopers on the red carpet stretched for half a mile and the most elite of celebrities last night at the premiere of star wars was shown to vip crowds in three separate theaters including the chinese theater where the original "star wars" played 38 years ago.
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this movie out there for the audience and see how they feel about it. >> of course, the force awakens will open later this week. more than 4,000 screens from coast to coast. an update here at abc news, our alarms have been going off here. we thought it was a fire alarm. we thought actually it was in fact somebody. >> breaking the embargo. we've been monitoring because they've all seen the film. >> we should say it's a false alarm, for the fire alarm and for "star wars." >> the post premiere excitement is very much alive this morning in hollywood. >> lauren lyster is there. good morning to you. why is this movie so anticipated and have you gotten any details about the film? >> reporter: i know you guys are dying for spoiler alerts. no fan will give them to me. a few reasons why it is highly anticipated. one the time, it has been years since the last "star wars" film about a decade.
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characters from the original trilogy. fans were excited about this, hans solo, luke skywalker, princess leia who is a general in this film. some analysts predictions believe this will be the highest grossing film ever. now, to break the record of a film held now, this film would have to do $2.679 billion. we'll top that. that was the record set by "avatar." highest growthsing star wars film so far has been phantom menace which brought in just over a billion dollars. >> i saw footage the other day of fans leaving the phantom menace. we know the fans didn't like the film. asking fans on night, we need to wait. >> lauren asked them to give superiors. everybody left her. there's nobody behind her. >> yeah. >> hard-core. >> yeah. >> lauren, thank you so much. >> that's true. >> we'll speak to you again later.
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thrilling occasions things like this. exciting. > we're both going to see the film later this week. >> coming up in "the skinny," the hollywood "a" lister who dressed as yoda for the premiere. >> also ahead, bill cosby fighting back taking legal action against his accusers. what attorneys on both sides of the scandal are saying. and later the best gifts for music lovers on your list from ear buds to headphones. expert advice for shoppers. you're watching "world news now." seriously? where do you thi you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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starting next monday. after that, it's $35 each. the owners of drones already in the air have till late february to register. if you get one for christmas, you have to register right away. >> bill cosby striking back against some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. >> he has filed a defamation lawsuit. abc's linsey davis has this update. >> reporter: bill cosby turning the tables, saying he's the victim and filing a lawsuit against some of the accusers. >> we are taking steps in order to right a wrong. and the burden of proof is supposed to be on the people who are making the accusation, that the media hasn't required these accusers to have to do. >> reporter: the lawsuit, filed in federal court in massachusetts, is countersuing seven of the more than 50 women who have come forward, accusing cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape. these seven have all sued him for defamation, after he accused them of lying about the allegations. cosby's attorney accuses these
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opportunistic, false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him for their own financial gain. joe cammarata represents all seven women. >> my seven clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one of them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> reporter: cosby's legal action to salvage what he can of his legacy comes the same day boston university announced it's taking away his honorary degree. one of more than a dozen institutions to do so in the past year. the 78-year-old has long denied all the allegations. according to his attorney, cosby is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, to the maximum extent of the law. linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up, the actor who stole the show at the "star wars" red carpet. >> he's not even in the new movie. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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it looks kind of cute. there he is with storm troopers in l.a. i think joseph gordon leavitt has foggen the narrative of "star wars" because in the last one, return of the jedi not the last one to be made, but in the last one in the narrative, yoda dies. >> i haven't seen that one yet. >> that film came out 30 years ago. you've had time. >> maybe i'll netflix it this weekend. >> you've had time all your life. i'm just saying yoda has tied. family. this is really interesting. you're going to like this. this is about the celebrities who when you put them on the most magazines. >> add week released the sales figures for popular magazines that feature famous an faces. we're learning which covers sold "people" magazine here. >> so the august 3rd issue
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miranda lambert "shocking split" sold 800,000 copies off the newstands. this even topped ben affleck and jennifer garner's divorce. >> there's the worst. >> apparently pope francis only sold 450,000 off newstands. come on, the pope? we -- >> people took to the streets to see him. i don't think he's too concerned with people buying him on "people" magazine. this cover did the best for "vanity fair" this year. caitlyn jenner sold 400,000. they average about 160,000 "vanity fair," it jumped to 400,000. it won a huge award for best magazine cover of the year. it was sensational. >> and this kind of hurts me to say because i love this gal. sarah jessica parker apparently sales not doing well bringing below average numbers for this cosmo cover and also for harper's bazaar. i think she's a fanstic person.
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kim kardashian doesn't do that well. caitlyn does well. >> the pope not doing well? >> i guess if you are a devout catholic. >> he's still a rock star if you're not catholic. serena williams earning another honor. "sports illustrated" sports person of the year. >> another magazine cover claiming the rightful throne in na photo because of the astonishing year she's had. i interviewed her father, richard, at length once. >> really. >> and you know for serena and venus, before they were born, he wrote down on a piece of paper that he would make both of them the tennis champions of the world. >> wow. >> if you think about that, that's -- he didn't know they were going to be good at tennis. his family doesn't play tennis. isn't that the most intriguing thing? >> we have sad news for the
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of it. this is the beats solo two. this is wireless. you've got the flashy colors and this clean design we have here. that's going to be really popular. you can go big and large and just you don't care what anyone else thinks. these are the monster 24 ks. gold, bling-bling. all gold everything. >> is there a budget model. >> these are the audio techni ca. my favorite best budget overall. great headphones. >> i see on ear and over ear. which is better? >> a lot of times it comes down to how it feels. some people don't like cupping your ear off. you typically get better sound. on ear rests on your ear little little pillows. >> if you're buying headphones for someone who commutes or a road an warrior, it's about noise canceling. >> the bose comfort 25s are noise canceling headsets. it here's the outside noise around you and sends reverse
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inside like your own isolated room. >> reporter: finally let's talk cheaper ear buds. can you get a good pair on a budget. >> there are some around the 150, $200 price point. that 40 to $50 sweet spot, you'll get everything that you need. becky, thank you for that. reena, tonight is the "star wars" premiere. >> we're going to go to it, right? >> yeah, but the l.a. one is tonight. the last time a star wars film came out in london, i hosted that premiere. there were two cinemas next to each other, one full of celebrities and one for fans. i walked george lucas and the reaction, it reminded me i was in grant park when obama was voted for president. i know this is crazy, but that emotional reaction. >> you're comparing obama to the "star wars." >> what's it means to the fans. >> okay.
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informing insom good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm richard bacon. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." >> homeland security says it will increase scrutiny of social media sites when looking at visa applications. the female shooter in the san bernardino rampage had posted extensively about her support for jihad. but officials never saw the messages. full details ahead. bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his unit florida afghanistan. he spent the next five years as a taliban captive. he faces life in prison if convicted. police in oklahoma say an angry customer was behind the wheel of this truck. look at this, it's remarkable,
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comfort inn. two people barely escaped injury. the driver faces several serious charges. and the stars out in force for hollywood's biggest movie premiere in recenmemory. the big question this morning, who among last night's attendees will be the first to spoil one of would's most tightly guarded secrets. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so we begin with the latest on the investigation into the san bernardino terror attack. the search of a lake not that far from the crime scene has apparently turned up new evidence. >> divers were believed to be looking for a discarded hard computer. case is prompting a change in the way homeland security reviews visa applications. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: when tashfeen malik came to the united states for the first time last year, she had already sent extensive
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to wage violent jihad. but none of that was known to the officials handling her fiance visa. >> during that time period, immigration officials were not allowed to use or view social media as a part of the screening process. >> reporter: former homeland security official john cohen, now an abc news consultant, says there was a secret policy that prevented officials from screening the social media posts of visa applicants, fearing bad public relations for the obama administration. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly, and there were concerns it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: malik, who had become radicalized after college, had three interviews, showed pictures of an engagement party in saudi arabia, and her visa was approved in three weeks, a process the state department admitted fail add.
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>> reporter: now, in the wake of the worst terror attack since 9/11, federal agents are reconstructing the online history of malik and her husband, syed farook. a history that shows even before they met, they were on the road to jihad, something authorities could have known, but did not, as she was welcomed to america. the white house has now ordered a top to bottom review of the visa application screening process including that policy that prevented officials from looking at the social media of those wishing to come to this country, a policy that was secret until now. brian ross, abc news, new york. brian ross, thank you. now the race for president. starting with donald trump's doctor's note. in a one-page release, it's long-time physician says trump's physical strength and stamina are themselves extraordinary and he claims if trump wins the white house, he will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. trump and eight other
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tonight florida their last debate of the year. the republican front-runner will be center stage flanked by senator ted cruz and ben carson. a new national poll has trump leading with 41%. but another poll from iowa as you can see there has trump and cruz in a virtual tie. >> if this was a reality show, i would have the republican candidates run with george w. bush. he apparently could do a mile in 12 minutes. which is pretty good. >> right? >> so i think that would help determine who is the healthiest, who could keep up into it's a little bit north korea, that note. dear leader played golf today and scored 12 hole in ones. >> oh, boy. baltimore is bracing for the verdict in the freddie gray case. jury deliberating in the first trial of a police officer accused in his death. activist groups are warning they will protest if william porter is acquitted. they resent the added security
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there were riots in april after police van. residents of newtown, connecticut, gathered at a service last night to mark the third anniversary of the sandy hook school shootings. read. 20 first graders and six staffers were killed that day. >> bill cosby is fighting back against seven of the more than 50 women who have an accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against them claiming he suffered serious harm because of their groundless accusations. the women's lawyer says cosby's legal action is simple retaliation. >> the records have been fwauling here in the east behind the warm temperatures though. there have been wil and damaging storms. gio benitez reports on all the stunning differences that a year can make. >> reporter: a new storm pummeling the west. downing power lis in salt lake city. stranding drivers in washington state. high winds snapping trees in the
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>> she literally saw this tree just come down and she just heard it smash. >> reporter: a kansas white out blanding drivers and in texas, four confirmed tornadoes. you can see from the air, the path of destruction. at least 50 homes damaged. >> it sounded like the roof lifted off the house. >> reporter: straightline winds doing damage, too. meanwhile, the east still waiting for winter. this was the scene in buffalo last year. the temperature right now, it feels like 1 degree. and behind me, that is a car, completely buried in snow. and take a look at this spot right now. no snow. high of 71 degrees. since the month began more than 1,000 high temperature records tied or broken across the country. and here at this ice rink, hundreds of people were expected op their skates but just take a look. it looks more like a swimming pool. no skating here. gio benitez, buffalo.
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december weather. it is chilly in california and surf is up in minnesota. >> surfers here are riding the waives along lake superior's north shore in duluth. the water temperature is in the 30s. paul williams explains the warm spell in the eastern part of the country is short lived. say it ain't so. >> thanks, richard. reena. we've had the luck of the irish be so far. beautiful weather for tuesday. storm departs, get out of way. we'll enjoy some kind of sunshine. as we go into thursday though, the worm turns. jet stream ushers in a low pressure throughout the evening time. that local will sweep towards maine bringing rain and drizzle. slowing down travel and then mild. here comes the part where i might not be your favorite guy. i have to tell you the truth anyway. as we go fwrid into saturday, the coldest air of the month will arrive. we're looking for temperatures to stay below the norm for this time of year. we'll start talking about that
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northeast. snow with lake effect connected to it. richard, reena. >> boo, snow. >> thanks a lot. punishment is being handed out florida connection with an incident of violence during a high school football game. in september, two players from a team in texas espurposefully took down a referee. there you can see it. they said they did it at the direction of assistant coach. now that former coach has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 1 months probation. he's also been fined and must do community service. charges against the players are pending. pete rose has been banned from baseball for gambling since 1989. major league baseball says that's not going to change. he had applied for reinstatement to the commissioner. that application was rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence about his betting on games when he played for the cincinnati reds. the giants are still in the
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race following a win on monday night football. >> new york was down in miami facing the dolphins, another incredible touchdown caught by o'dell beckham junior. they checked the tape to see that he had both feet inbounds. that tied the game at 24. >> then in the fourth quarter, it was beckham again wide open, horning in the pass and taking it to the end zone. that was the winner. giants take it, 31-24. >> look at him, catching it like beckham, huh? >> good. >> you like that? >> i liked a lot. >> tying in two different types of football. impressive, huh? tieing in -- british and american sports. >> you like that? >> it's like hands across the atlantic. >> coming up, folks, we're taking you back to 1999 for last "star wars" premiere. boy, how times have changed. >> also ahead, could your smartphone habits have an impact on your physical and mental health? medical experts are dialing in.
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>> i'm tim laird, america's chief entertaining officer. if you're hosting a holiday gathering, your guests will get a kick out of my mistletoe martini and a crab filled appetizer that will zip up your party. you're watching "world news now." >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful. many policies you see do not have one, but you can get a lifetime rate lock through the colonial penn program. call this number to learn more. this plan was designed with a rate lock for people on a fixed income who want affordable life insurance that's simple to get. coverage options
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however, they also warn it may be dangerous for pregnant women to go off their meds without first checking with hair doctors. >> that's a hardy lem ma to be in. now to a warning for everyone who uses a smartphone. there's a thing called text neck. apparently it's ruining our posture. >> some researchers say it could be affecting our mental health, as well. as dr. jennifer ashton explains. >> reporter: we live in a tech driven world but is technology drive us to damage our bodies, even our minds? physical therapist steve is. >> kenny:ing the term i hunch, the posture we get whether he bending over a smartphone. what happens when the weight of your head is bent at a 60 degree angle over your gadget? according to august, the stress on a person's neck increases to 60 pounds. that can cause pain. >> back and neck problems have proliferated in the last deny years.
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laptops, tablets and smartphones. >> reporter: that's the physical part. now researchers are trying to find out if there's a link between that i hunch and mental health. amey cutty author of "presence" examining this issue in a "new york times" article citing small studies that suggest that slouchy posture may be linked to depression and low self esteem. while none of the studies have shown conclusive evidence that it affects your psychology, many professionals say sitting up straight is always a good idea. >> good posture affects everything from your confidence level, from your assertiveness level. feeling good about yourself. >> reporter: dr. jennifer ashton, abc news, new york. >> that is true. that is true about posture. i think about it a lot when i'm doing this program. i've had tweets from people saying up straight. >> i never had a tweet like that. >> if you overlook at the screen, this is overexposure to
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think that can lead to macular degeneration. time to throw away your phone. >> the old rotary phones are corded. we'll be right back folks. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. happy birthday! music music thank you dear, very much music you'reelcome music thank you you make me feel so young look who's coming...
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america's chief entertainment officer and cookbook author tim laird is here this morning. his drinks always have an extra kick and his foods always festive. >> good morning. i'm excited. we have some fun tips for easy holiday entertaining. > we love it. >> i want to start out with my mistletoe martini. great cocktail. light, refleshing in a shaker with ice. start with an ounce of inlandyia tangerine vodka. to that three ounces of cranberry juice. that goes in. then a good squeeze of lime. the citrus really needs to be in there. give that a good squeeze. now we're going to shake this up. i've prepared my martini glasses ahead of time by rimming with lime and dipping it in a plate of sugar. you have the sugar rimmed glass. decorating your glass for the holidays, too. >> they look beautiful, frosted. >> it's fun. then i strain this out into our prepared glass.
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going to do with this one is top it off with a little bit of corbell champagne which gives it a nice little sparkling note. you can use a lime garnish or you can use a rosemary spear with cranberries. that goes in, boom. >> that's creative. >> for an cholesterol-free version, i have a little bit of tangerine instead of the fin landyia tangerine. cranberry juice, squeeze of lime and sparkling water. cheers, happy holidays. how did we do? all right? >> amazing. that's really good. >> wow, that is great. this one's kicked up. >> a little envious you got the kicked up one. >> you have to go back to work. i get to play. >> fair enough, that makes sense. >> here's a great idea. this is a fun appetizer especially around the holiday times because it makes a lot. fairly inexpensive. in my bowl, eight ounces of softened cream cheese. >> okay. >> to that i'm going to add
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fresh crab or even i like to use this imitation crab. it's very inexpensive and still tastes great. give that a little stir. to that, i'm going to add a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce. that goes in. >> that's all you snead. >> seasoned salt. >> that's it. >> just a little pinch of that. mix that up really well and i'll show you the finished version. >> beautiful. >> i mix that, put it into a dome and pour over the top cocktail sauce topped with capers. there it is. holiday crab and crackers. serve it with a little butter crackers. people love that. and finally, here's a dessert item. this is a great idea because leftover pie. so i'm going to make a wild berry milkshake out of leftover pie. this is a wild berry pie. a quarter of that. to that, this is half and half. about 4 to 6 ounces. that goes in all the way. then a couple cubes of ice. just that easy.
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like i said, we have cherry pie, berry pie, pumpkin pie, whatever you have left over. >> wow, it really blended everything. >> it liquefies. ready to go. i pour them in the moose mugs. if you want to give it a little taste. this is absolutely delicious. >> mm. >> wow. >> it almost tastes healthy like oatmeal but that's the crust. >> it really works with any pie you have. cherry, pumpkin, berry, whatever you have. >> delicious. that might be better than the drink. you're always good at breaking it down. >> start way ahead of time with a checklist of what you can do in advance such as you can shop for nonperishables. create your menu weeks in advance. check it off as you're going down. you're not doing everything last minute and your party will go smoothly. >> santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice. tim laird suggests doing it. >> absolutely.
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our graphics team did a great job. awesome, bravo. the force has awakens at least tinseltown for now. >> last night's world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens" featured storm raiders invading a half mile long red carpet. >> the glitterati were the regular fans camped out for days. we haven't seen lines like this since phantom menace opened. here's how brian rooney covered
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>> they do their physics homework dreaming of things they could never calculate. they peck away at portable computers wondering about technology they want imagine. and they read magazines about characters they've never encountered. these "star wars" fans have camped on hollywood boulevard since april 7th to buy the first tickets to the next installment. and the movie doesn't open till may 19th. "star wars" is a life obsession. >> watching each movie about 0 times maybe. >> being the first to see the next "star wars" movie would be something to tell the grand children. they pass the time staying in touch by telephone with friends and family. >> you wonder about your son waiting in line to see "star wars"? you wonder about your son about a lot of things. like the hand prints at the chinese theater, they've become another curiosity on hollywood boulevard. they're also a curiosity on the internet.
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doing like being interviewed about being first in line. is there any possibility that this movie won't be worth the wait? >> this is the movie that steven spielberg described as an instant classic. i don't think there's going to be any possibility it's going to suck. >> by now they've got too much invested in it not to like the movie. brian rooney, abc news, hollywood. >> i'm afraid his prediction did not hold true. whether he said it's a thing to tell their grandkids about, i imagine when they tell their grandkids, they will have said tell me you didn't queue up for the phantom menace. >> get in line. >> seriously. >> some of the hollywood celebs have waited. shonda rhimes tweeting holy crap, the force awakens so good in the best old school way. >> is that technically a breach of the embargo? >> no, no. shonda wouldn't do that. >> that's it for their half.
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facebook, wnnfans.com. this morning on "world news now," tonight's political showdown. >> the republicans take the debate stage tonight in las vegas for the final time this year as a new national poll shows donald trump's biggest lead yet. plus, is trump fit enough to serve? his doctor weighs in. social media investigation. the disturbing messages posted by a california terrorist. responsible for that deadly rampage in san bernardino. why was she allowed into the country? >> terror truck. how did a texas plumber's pickup truck wind up in the hands of militants in syria? the trade. the new lawsuits and a search for an plains. and world premiere.
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buzz after the biggest stars in hollywood got to see the "star wars" movie before everyone else. we're there live on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> doing that music. >> don't chew your pen. >> does david muir do that? >> "world news now" tonight? never. >> robin roberts, george stephanopoulos, never see them. >> hello. the "star wars" number going to be part of the show because the fans and the celebrities are watching it right now. there's been this huge embargo. it ends fairly soon. we're going to monitor who has broken the embargo. >> what did you call it? in our meeting you had a name. >> it's our feature. a semi regular feature just for tonight called who has broken the embargo. someone is bound to do it. it's "star wars." >> oh, you know who might not be?
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they've got a big night tonight. >> they have. >> not just "star wars." there's a showdown also in las vegas. not just l.a. >> no, but i think this competes with "star wars" for the title of the best show in town. tonight's debate, if not best show in the world -- with a fascinating new poll showing trump at 41%, his high left level of support and widest lead of any poll so far. the caucus state of iowa, rumph is now in a virtual dead heat with senator ted cruz. >> your voice, your vote. ansah celia vega is in las vegas ahead of tonight's republican debate. >> reporter: after vowing to release his full medical report, republican donald trump instead offered up just this short note from his doctor, saying trump's physical strength and stamina are extraordinary." and in true trump fashion, the doctor declaring that, "if elected, mr. trump, i can state unequivocally, will be the
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elected to the presidency." and now, the stage is set for a donald trump/ted cruz vegas showdown. trump's front-runner standing now facing a very real threat om the texas senator, who at a private fundraiser recently questioned the reality star's judgment. trump now on the attack. >> the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like a, you know, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you can't walk into the senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people. >> reporter: cruz's response? tweeting that famous scene in "flashdance" -- she's a maniac maniac >> reporter: but not hitting trump back. cruz has spent months cozying up to the billionaire. >> look, it's not complicated.d. number one, i like donald. but number two, everywhere donald goes, he brings a hundred television cameras with him.
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supporters. but the idea of trump and cruz leading the pack has some republicans worried and donald trump will be center stage because of his front-runner status. because of those polls, ted cruz will be right there next to him. they are friends, men vying for the same republican primary voters this entire campaign. but for this debate, the gloves may very well come off. cecilia vega, abc news, las vegas. >> you do have that sense ofof oh, sorry. >> we want to remind everyone to stay with abc news for the morning. our deputy political director will be here with analysis. you were saying? >> i can't wait. and i think you get the sense people are slightly board of ted cruz being nice to donald trump. action. >> i had a good phrase earlier on the television where someone with said if it whittles down to just ted cruz and donald trump, they'll be like two scorpions in
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>> more of that tomorrow and more later tonight, as well. the stars were out in force and still are in los angeles. for one of the biggest premieres in recent memomo. >> of course we're talking about the world premiere off "star wars: the force awakens." it was so big it spanned three different theaters and right in the middle of it all is abc's lauren lyster. lucky gal live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. richard and reena. this movie has inspired lightsabers. it's even inspired toasters. according to fans i've talked to as the premier wraps up it inspired them, too. i'm talking about "star wars" and the percent awakens comes 38 years after that first movie debuted. storm troopers, c 3 po and r d 2 close behind and tight security for a who's who have "a" list starar join boyega starring inhe lead role as fin. >> the best part is meeting with the fans.
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lucas and a thumbs up from steven spielberg all hitting the rid carpet for a highly anticipated film people know little about till now. >> it was everything i expected and more. and there was a lot of surprises. >> there was a really big plot twist that blew my mind a little bit. i was not expecting that at all. i thought it was really, really well done. yeah. >> i'm blown away. it was so good. >> "the force awakens" will open later this week on 4,000 screens across country. back in 1977, at the start of the franchise, "star wars" opened in less than 50 theaters. no red carpet premiere. the director george lucas was so sure it would flop, he was getting away from it all, vacationing in hawaii. >> we're home. >>eporter: back then, harrison ford says when he first played the role of hans solo, he could not have imagined the success "star rs" would have now. >> i'm really excited to get had
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it. >> reporter: and i'll tell you, the anticipation and the secrecy copied through tonight. we had fans that had been camping out that found out they were going to be able to see the premiere and they got to. also we were told that guests didn't even though which theater they would see the movie in until they arrived here tonight. reena, richard? >> different time zones. we're in new york, you're in l.a. the celebrities, fans are they out, have they seen the movie and have they left now? >> they have seen the movie. you saw reactions from people we spoke to here in my piece. they're partying. there's an after party going on behind me on this red carpet on this portion of hollywood boulevard that'seen shutdown for this huge event. >> if they're partying, lauren, plot? have we learned anything new about it without spoiling it. >> don't spoil it. >> we can't spoil it.
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get some people to spoil it for me. i just wanted to know what happened. these fans are so diehard, they wouldn't tell me. as you heard one person said there's a huge twist they weren't expecting. one of the things that people were excited for was the return of the old characters from the original trilogy. and fans told us they really loved how that came out, that the combination of the newcomers with the old characters was done really well. in addition, people loved the practical effects. things like the droids, as opposed to the computer generated effects in the last trilogy. j.j. abrams tried to get back to the practical effects. people loved it. >> that's a start. we're going to monitor social media to see if people are break the embargo tonight because they're not meant to. someone is bound to spill, right? >> you know. >> you guys are on a mission for that. >> we are. i want to know if the ewoks are back in or not. i hope they didn' get left out of the movie. >> she doesn't note. >> i heard they're out, if i remembercorrectly. but don't quote me on that.
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>> abc's lauren lyster. >> remember my prediction. she said one of the fans said there is a massive twist. my prediction is luke skywalker has gone bad. that. later. >> i don't want him to go bad. news. bill cosby fighting back against some of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against 7 of more than 50 women. he says their claimses are driven by hopes of financial gain. their lawyers disagree. >> this is a page from the defense attorney's handbook. my seven clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> cosby's legal action comes the same day boston university announced it's taking away his honorary degree, one of more than a dozen institutions to do
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>> a maryland man charged with receiving thousands of dollars from isis in order to carry out a terror attack on american sil. mohammed elshinawy was arrested. the fbi first became suspicious of him when he starred getting money orders from egypt. he denies the charges. >> homeland securityew focus follows the shooting rampage in san bernardino when tashfeen malik came to the united states for the first time and had already sent extensive messages about jihad. officials were prevented from seeing those because of a secret policy to save the administration embarrassment. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly. and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing >> also part of the investigation that search of the lake nearby turned up no evidence according to law enforcement officials. the fbi has not commented.
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peninsula. sammy wasn't satisfied going forward so for good measure he did it backwardses, as well. >> look at that. look at the camera tracking him. sensational. he's an stretched over 500 feet. the video is part of a new film. it's called a ski jump filmed project." >> coming up "the mix," the shirtless bachelor interviewed while jogging in the rain and his unusual wave looking for love. >> also ahead, more coverage of "star wars," as well. we'll look at the patient fans waiting earlier for the theater doors to open. what has been keeping this ep motivated. >> but first those viral pictures a texas plumber's truck now in the hands of syrian terrorists. that plumber demanding answers. you're watching "world news now." so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels.
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so police say a disgrubtalled customer drove his truck through the lobby of this comfort inn in oklahoma. bam, unbelievab. two people jumping out of the way just seconds b%fore the truck crashed through the front doors and then the front desk, the driver was apparently angry over not getting a cash refund. >> amazing. charges. >> amazing footage. there's a scene like that in the first terminator. ever wonder what happens to your old truck or car when he sell it or trade it in? many are shipped overseas. >> i get it.
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texas businesses. indicate lynn mcculley has the story. >> reporter: amidst all the gunfire, blood shed and overall chaos in syria right now this truck from a texas city plumber ended up in the center of it. this picture shows the former mark one plumbing truck carrying heavy artillery, a terrorist group tweeted out the picture and ever since then the chaos in syria hit home for this family-owned business. >> his secretary was recently called an isis soos [ expletive ] so just not flattering things. but also some were scary. some were people i'm going to come kick your [ expletive ]. you don't want to be an american get out of here and i'll help you go. >> attorney craig elan lanified a lawsuit on behalff mark one plumbing against autonanaon. it was supposed to remove the
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and obviously that didn't happen. >> the son started to take the decals off and was told don't do that. you might scratch the paint. we will do it. >> autonation resold the truck at an auctioning in dallas and someone from turkey bought the truck and had it shipped out of the country from the port of houston. i talked with a spokesman for autonation over the phone. their company is investigating how this happened. >> we immediately sent the vehicle to auction and the understanding was that the markings would come off vehicle. i'm not sure where the breakdown was between autonation and the auction. >> eland says mark one plumb is has lost business because of the ordealalnd the employees are still afraid to come two. they hope this lawsuit will help them recoverinancially and prevent something like this from happening again. >> thank you very much, indicate lynn reporting from our station in houston. >> steve colbert did a good joke where he said a machine gun being fired off the back of a
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caroline and andrew are from australia, getting married in the line on thursday. >> who is officiating? >> we have good friend that happens to be a celebrant. ob shawn. the force wakens will open on over 4,000 screens this week. back in '77, "star wars" opened on just 32. this oneincluded. an instant hit darth vader was soon leaving his footprints it here outside the chinese theater. >> gorge lucas watched the first one from here. this is the place to be. >> reporter: in 1999 for the phantom menace, t line at the chinese tradition was born. >> ihended up meeting my husband in line. >> this isishe result? >> this is result. >> nate's been in line over a week already. that "star wars" comes up on the screen, it's a little kid inside heays is this really happening?
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the pro-v formula locks moisture inside my hair and the damage from 100 blow-dries is gone. pantene. strong is beautiful. welcome back. it's time for "the mix" where we look at viral stories. we're going to start by talking about "star wars" again. yesterday, we talked about how there have been complaints. this had gone viral of a starbucks polar bear cookie that looked like it had its neck. >> supposed to be a red scarf. >> it looked like it wasas slit and people complained about it anyway turns out what we meant was the snowman, not the polar watching. > they weighed in and said guess what, it's been discontinued. there's a reason we couldn't find the polar bears for the show yesterday. 2010. the snowman is in.
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gingerbread ugly sweater cookies. that's what they call them which do have red sweater smooze we're making amends with our friends at starbucks. these cookies look mm delicious. >> have one. dig in, please. >> >> come on, why not. >> help yourself. >> i think it's undignified to do it and 0 the telly but i'll do it. >> these are delicicis. >> they'y' good. >> much better than peet's. >> we want to tell you about another story out in chicago i believe. of a shirtjess runner. it's so hot in chicago, a station out there found in the rain a man wearing nothing except maybe a little something underneath there. and so they wanted to know why he was doing it. turns out he ends up using this as a way to explain he's single. do you know what? they got quite a few hits on this. 25,000 likes. 3 million views. by the way, the guy reporting, you see him right there?
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now" with me last summer. that's haety mon bradley. there's a selfie we took right on the show. now he'ss out there i ithe elements. >> okay. >> helping the single men of the world findd love. >> in the news meeting when we talked about this particular feature, i thought they meant you co-anchored with a guy who ran without a shirt in chicago which i thought might had provide a challenge to your happy family existence. >> to you and next man sitting in the claire. >> yeah, 3 million hits. he remains single. and we have -- this is the ncaa basketball team, their particular type of celebration. they always show off their celebrations. this going viral. they've won six games and lost three. bang, in it goes. thenhey are -- it's orchestrated. and it's.
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onesie. *_ this morning o o"world news now," challeleing trump. the republicans ready to takak the debate stage tonight as donald trump sees his biggest lead yet. the latest showdown just hours away. >> amazing poll. how did the woman responsible for killing 14 people in san bernardino get into the country after her disturbing social media posts? the terror investigation takes a new turn. and new this morning, the "star wars" world premiere. >> first reaction to the film is in after last night's big event. and why "the force awakens" is so important to moviemakers. we are live in l.a. >> and later, saluting serena williams and her accomplishments as a tennis champ.
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skinny" on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: : om abc news, this is "world news now." hello o ere, good morning. it is tuesesy. i'm richd bacon. >> i'm reenainan. "star wars" "star wars" on the brain, huh. >> we are checking social media throughout the night to see if anybody has broken the embargo. you've not seen anything yet. >> a lot of people saying if you tweet out a spoiler we're going to smash your hoverboard to pieces. l.a. >> that's if it hasn't already caught fire. >> let's begin with the republicans who want to be president. tonight, they will be facing off one final time before the holidays. >> the podiums with the nine candidates will be in use at the venetian hotel. that's in las vegas. front-runner donald trump will be center stage and, of course, flanked d his closest rivivs ted cruz a a ben carson. it's your voice, your vote. abc c oks at the predebatete polls.
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at a new target, two national polls released show trump's front-runner status in the race for president is now threatened by texas senator ted cruz. and as usual, trump isn't holding back. >> you look at the way he's dealt with the senate where he goes in there like a frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you're never going to get things done that way. >> reporter: cruz taking to social media not to respond with an attack but by posting a link to the movie "flash dance" and tweeting "in honor of my friend donald trump and good hearted maniacs everywhere." she's a maniac, maniac > the source of the e w feud, new poll numbers including this quinnipiac poll showing trump leading in iowa with 28%, cruz in a close second at 27%. in third place, marco rubio at 14%. with cruz on the risthers are also taking aim. >> the only budget he's ever voted for in his time in the senate is a budget that cut
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>> anybody in any religion. >> reporter: also surging on a much smaller scale new jersey governor chris christie. the governor has been bumped up to the main stage. and will now appear with the other leading candidates during tuesday night's republican presidential debate. and yet, another poll the nbc/"wall street journal" poll suggests if the general election were held today, hillary clinton would beat donald trump by ten points. that same poll shows hillary clinton would be in a neck and cktie with cruz, rubub, and ben carson. reena, richard? >> carla, thank you so much. donald trump has released -- >> is that a fire alarm? >> i think it's a fire alarm. >> it's going off. >> oh, boy. >> i've worked in a few studios in my time. normally they're kind of soundproofed and protected from the fire alarm and all you get is a light. >> you know what i thought that was? i think that somebody may have broken the embargo on "star wars" and someone has alerted the whole company. >> i had that alarm installed.
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right. >> we want to tell you about donald trump. he's released a one-page statement from his doctors which says that trump is in excellent health. his physician reports that trump has lostst5 pounds over the last few months and he takes a daily pirin, a low dose ofoftatten. his doctor goes on to say if he wins next november, trump would be the healthiest individual ever elected president. wow. >> he might not be that healthy that much longer. an alarm is definitely going off. something is happening in the building. >> disney has alerted all of its entities that "star wars" premiere has premiered in l.a. i think that's what that is. >> find out what's going on. let's stay with this story. we turn to abc news early morning for post debate coverage. look for analysis from our -- this is tomorrow. from our deputy political director on "world news now." tomorrow. that's analysis. we'll have that. the terror attack in san
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in san bernardino could be a topic during the debate tonight. marco rubio in particular is being critical o othe administration's response. that search of a lake for evidence in the attack has apparently turned up nothing. divers were believed to be discarded by the couple who carried out the attack. >> spurred bid that terror attack, homeland security says it will step up scrutiny of social media sites when considering visa applications. elizabeth hur has that part of the story. >> reporter: anyone wondering what is being done to defeat isis, president obama had this answer. >> we're also taking out isil leaders, commanders and killers one by one. our next message to them is simple, you are next. >> reporter: that message after his visit to the pentagon with top security officials talking strategy in tackling terrorism. >> we ararhitting isil harder than ever. last month in november, we dropped more bombs on isil targets than any other month since this cpaign starred.
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questions are raised about missed cues and warnings in the san bernardino attacks. abc news has learned that tashfeen mal had extensive social media postings supporting jihad but still got a fiance visa to come to the u.s. turns out a secret u.s. policy prevented immigration officials from searching social media as part of the screening process. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: just last year, immigration officials did ask for new policies allowing them to look at applicants' social media public posts but were opposed by the homeland security department's office of civil rights and civil liberties. the homeland security department says the current screening process is being revised. according to insiders even the new pilot programs are not a widespread policy. >> elizabeth, thank you for that important report. by the way, it's a false alarm.
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who we love very much were worried about us, it's a false alarm in this building. it's a false alarm. no one has broken the "star wars" embargo. >> here's another interesting story. there are now doubts about what brought down that russian jetliner in egypt in october. the u.s., britain and russia all said they found evidence of a bomb aboard the plane. an affiliate of isis you might remember claimed responsibility but egyptian investigators now say they have found no evidence of terrorism. egypt's tourism m dustry has suffered since the incident. members of kosovo's parliament were tear gassed during a session by opposition members. it's the sixth time in the past two months. e protesters oppose any deals with neighboring serbia and montenegro. kosovo was once part of serbia and the european union is trying to get them to resolve their differences. >> bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his army unit in he will be charged with
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convicted. a preliminary hearing officer had recommended he not be charged. bergdahl spent five years as a taliban captive after leaving his unit. >> petetrose has been banned from baseball for gambling since 1989 and major leagugubaseball says that is not going to change. rose had applied for reinstatement to major league baseball's commissioner but that application has been rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence about rose's betting on games when he played for the cincinnati reds. hollywood boulevard was locked down tighter than the death star last night for tinseltown's biggest premiere in recent memory. it was amazing sight. check them out, those storm troopers on the red carpet stretched for half a mile and the most elite of "a" list celebrities last night at the premiere of "star wars" was shown to vip crowds in three separate athletes including the chinese theater where the original "star wars" played 38 years ago. >> i'm really excited to get this movieieut there for the
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about it. >> of course, "the force awakens" will open later this week. on more than 4,000 screens from coast to coast. we want to give au update here at abc news, our alarms have beenoing off here. we thought it was a fire alarm. we thought actually it was in fact somebody -- >> breaking the embargo. we've been monitoring because they've all seen the film. >> we should say it's a false alarm, for the fire alarm and >> thank you. we're safe. >> the post premiere excitement in hollywood. >> lauren lyster is there. good morning to you. why is this movie so anticipated and have you gotten any details about the film? >> reporter: i know w u guys are dying for spoiler alerts. no fan will give theheto me. a few reasons why it is highly anticipated. one the time, it has been years since the last "star wars" film about a decade since the release of the last one. in addition the return of characters from the original
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hans solo, luke skywalker, princess leia who is a general in this film. then the money. some analysts predictions believe this will be the highest grossing film ever. now, to break the record of a film held now, this film would have to do $2.79 billion. we'll top that. that was the record set by "avatar." highest grossing "star wars" film so far has been 199's "phantom menace" which brought in just over a billion dollars. this has a way to go. >> i saw footage the other day of fans leaving the phantom menace. we know the fans didn't like the film. asking fans on the night, we need to wait. >> look at lauren. she asked them to give spoilers. everybody left her. there's nobody behind her. >> yeah. >> hard-core. >> yeah. >> lauren, thank you so much. >> that's true. >> we'll speak to you again later.
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thrilling occasions, aren't they? things like this. >> exciting. > we're both going to see the film later this week. we will break the embargo. >> coming up in "the skinny," the hollywood "a" lister who dressed as yoda for the "star wars" premiere. >> a ao ahead, bill cosby y fighting back taking legal action againin his accusers. what attorneys on both sides of the scandal are saying. and later the best gifts for music lovers on your list from ear buds to headphones. we're getting expert advice for shoppers. you're watching "world news now." ld news now." seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him for their own financial gain. joe cammarata represents all seven women. >> my seven clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one of them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> reporter: cosby's legal action to salvage what he can of his s gacy comes the same day bostononniversity announced it's taking away his honoraryryegree. one of more than a dozen institutions to do so in the past year. the 78-year-old has long denied all the allegations. according to his attorney, cosby is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, to the maximum extent of the law. linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up, the actor who stole the show at the "star wars" red carpet. >> he's not even in the new movie. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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it's been around on social media a lot because people like it. it looks kind of cute. there he is with storm troopers in l.a. i think joseph gordon-levitt has forgotten the narrative of "star wars" because in the last one, return of the jedi not the last one to be made, but in the last one sequentially in the narrative, yoda dies. >> why did you tell me that? i haven't seen that one yet. >> that film came out 30 years ago. you've had time. >> maybe i'll netflix it this weekend. >> you've had time all your life. i'm just saying yoda died. it's disrespectful to his family. this came out today. this is really interesting. you're going to like this. this is about the celebrities who when you put them on the front of the magazines sell the most magazines. >> ad week released the sales figures for popular magazines that feature famous faces. we're learning which covers sold the best stories of the year. we're going to start with "people" magazine here. >> so the august 3rd issue
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miranda lambert "shocking split" was big for them. it sold 800,000 copies off the newstands. this even topped ben affleck and jennifer garner's divorce. >> there's the worst. >> apparently pope francis only sold 450,000 off newstands. come on, the pope? we capitaln't say he -- >> people took to the streets to see him. i don't think he's too concerned with people buying him on "people" magazine. this cover did the best for "vanity fair" this year. caitlyn jenner sold 400,000. nomp nomp -- normally they average about 160,000 "vanity fair," it jumped to 400,000 it won a huge award for best magazine cover of the year. it was sensational. >> and this kind of hurts me to say because i love this gal. sarah jessica parker apparently sales not doing well bringing below average numbers for this cosmo cover and also for harper's bazaar. i think she's a fantastic person. >> jennifer aniston doing well.
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well. caitlyn does well. kim kardashian not is heing well this year. >> the pope not doing well? >> i guess if you are a devout catholic. >> he's still a rock star if you'u' not catholic. next up, we want to talk about tennis superstar serena williams earning another honor. "sports illustrated" sports person of the year. >> another magazine cover claiming the rightful throne in that photo because of the astonishing year that she's had. i interviewed her father, richard, at length once. >> really. >> and you know for serena and venus, before they were born, he wrote down on a piece of paper that he would make both of them the tennis champions of the world. >> wow. >> if you think about that, that's -- he didn't know they were going to be good at tennis. his family doesn't play tennis. isn't that the most t triguing thing? >> that is kind of fascinating. we do have sad news for the current longest-running
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of it. this is the beats solo two. is is a wireless headset. you've got the flashy colors and this clean design we have here. that's going to be really popular. you can go big and large and just you don't care what anyone else thinks. these are the monster 24 ks. gold, bling-bling. all gold everything. is there a budget model you can get? >> these are the audio technica. m 50 xs. my favorite best budget overall. great headphones. >> i see on ear r d over ear. what's'sifference? whicic is better? >> a lot of times it com down to how it feels. some people don't like cupping you typically get better sound that way. on ear rests on your ear little pillows. >> if you're buying headphones for someone who commutes or a road warrior, it's all about noise canceling. >> the bose comfort 25s are noise canceling headsets. it hears the outside noise around you, it sends reverse frequency in here and deadens
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chamber inside like your own isolated room. >> reporter: finally let's talk cheaper ear buds. can you get a good pair on a budget? >> there are s se around the 150, $200 price point. that's a lot. that $40 to $50 sweet spot, you'll get everything that you need. becky, thank you for that. reena, tonight is the "star wars" premiere. >> we're going to go to it, right? >> yeah, but the l.a. one is tonight. the last time a star wars film cape out nearly ten years ago in london, i hosted that premiere. there were two cinemas next to each other, one full of celebrities and one for fans. as a surprise to the fabs just before the film started i walked george lucas. >> wow. >> and the reaction, it reminded me i was in grant pararwhen obama was voted for presidenen i know this is crazy, but that emotional reaction. >> you're comparing obama the "star wars." >> that's what it means to the fans. >> okay. got some jedi action. mind tricks or was that "star
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informing good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm richard bacon. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." >> homeland security sayayit will increase scrutiny of social media sites when looking at visa applications. the female shooter in the san bernardino rampage had posted extensively about her support for jihad. but officials never saw the messages. full details ahead. >> earp sergeant bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his unit in a remote part of afghanistan. he spent the next five years as a taliban captive. he faces life in prison if he's convicted. police in oklahoma say an angry customer was behind the wheel of this truck. look at this, it's remarkable, as it plowed into the lobby of a comfort inn. two people barely escaped
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the driver faces several serious charges. and the stars out in force for hollywood's biggest movie premiere in recent memory. the big question this morning, who among last night's att will be the first to spoil one of hollywood's most tightly guarded secrets. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so we begin with the latest on the investigation into the n bernardino terror attack. the search of a lake not that far from the crime scene has apparently turned up no evidence. >> divers were believed to be looking for a discarded hard drive from the killer couple's computer. and the case is prompting a change in the way hope land security reviews visa applications. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: when tashfeen malik came to the united states for the first time last year, she had already sent extensive
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to wage violent jihad. but none of that was known to the officials handling her fiance visa. >> during that time period, immigration officials were not allowed to use or view social media as a part of the s seening process.s. >> repororr: former homeland security official john cohen, now an abc news consultant, says there was a secret policy that prevented officials from screening the social media posls of visa applicants, fearing bad public relations for the obama administration. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly, and there were concerns it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: malik, who had become radicalized after college, had three interviews, showed pictures of an engagement party in saudi arabia, and her visa w w approved in three weeks, a process the state department admitted failed. >> you know, obviously, things went wrong.
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the worst terror attack since 9/11, federal agents are reconstructing the online history of malik and her husband, syed farook. a history that shows even before they met, they were on the road to jihad, something authorities could have known, but did not, as she was welcomed to america. the white house has now ordered a top to bottom review of the visa application screening process including that policy that prevented officials from looking at the social media of those wishing to come to this untry, a policy thatatas secret until now. brian ross, abc news, new york. brian ross, thank you. now the race for president. starting with donald trump's doctor's note. in a one-page release, it's pretty extraordinary, his long-time physician says trump's physical strength and stamina are themselves extraordinary and he claims if trump wins the white house, he will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.
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republicans will face off tonight in theirirast debate of e year. the rereblican front-runner will be center stage flanked by senator ted cruz and ben carson. a new national poll has trump leading with 41%. but another poll from iowa as you can see there has trump and cruz in a virtual tie. >> if this was a reality show, i would have the republican candidates run with george w. bush. he apparently could do a mile in 12 minutes, which is pretty good. >> right? >> so i think that would help determine who is the healthiest, who an who could k kp up with the pace. it's a aittle bit north korea, that note. dear leader played golf today and scored 12 hole in ones. >> oh, boy. baltimore is bracing for the verdict in the freddie gray case. jury deliberating in the first trial of a police officer accused in gray's death. activist groups are warning they will protest if william porter is acquitted. they say they resent the added security added ahead of the verdict.
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gray died after a ride in a police van. residents of newtown, connecticut, gathered at a memorial service last night to mark the third anniversary of the sandy hook school shootings. the names of all victims were read. 20 first graders and six staffers were killed that day. in one of the deadliest mass shootings in u.s. history. >> bill cosby is fighting back against seven of the more than 50 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against them claiming he suffered serious harm because of their groundless accusations. the women's lawyer says cosby's legal action is simple retaliation. >> the records have been falling here in the east behind the warm temperatures though. there have been wild and damaging storms. abc's gio benitez reports on all the stunning diffefences that a ar can make. >> reporter: a new storm pummeling the west. downing power lines in salt lake city. stranding drivers in washington state. high winds snapping trees in the bay area.
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just come down and she just heard it smash. >> reporter: a kansas white out blinding drivers and in texas, four confirmed tornadoes. you can see from the air, the path of destruction. at least 50 homes damaged. >> it sounded like the roof lifted off the house. >> reporter: straightline winds doing damage, too. meanwhile, the east still waiting for winter. this was the scene in buffalo last year. the temperature right now, it feels like 1 degree. and behind me, t tt is a car, completely buried in snow. and take a look at this spot right now. no snow. in fact, buffalo hit a record high of 71 degrees. since the month began more than 1,000 high temperature records tied or broken across the country. and here at this ice rink, hundreds of people were expected on their skates but just take a look. it looks more like a swimming pool. no skating here. gio benitez, abc news, buffalo. >> more proof of our weird december weather.
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surf is up in minnesota. >> it's like 100 degrees in our studios here but surfers are riding the waves along lake superior's north shore in duluth. the water temperature is in the 30s. paul williams explains the warm spell in the eastern part of the country is short lived. say it ain't so. >> thanks, richard. reena. we've had the luck of the irish so far. beautiful weather for tuesday. storm departs, get out of the way. we'll enjoy some kind of sunshine. as we go into thursday though, the worm turns. jet stream ushers in a low pressure throughout the evening time. that low will sweep towards maine. it's going to bring rain and drizzle, slowing down travel and then mild. here comes the part where i might not be your favorite guy. i have to tell you the truth anyway. as we go friday into saturday, the coldest air of the month will arrive. we're looking for temperatures to stay below the norm for this time of year. we'll start talking about that four letter word in the northeast. snow with lake effect connected
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richard, reena. >> boo, snow. >> thanks a lot. punishment is being handed out in connection with a widely publicized incident of violence during a high school football game. in september, two players from a team in tetes purposefully took k dodo a referee. there yoyocan see it. they said they did it at the direction of after assistant coach. now that former coach has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 18 months probation. he's also been fined and must do community service. charges against the players are pending. pete rose has been banned from baseball for gambling since 1989. major league baseball says that's not going to change. rose had applied for reinstatement to major league baseball's commissioner. but that application was rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence about his betting onn games when he playededor the cincinnati reds. the giants are still in the thick of it for the nfl playoff
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night football. >> new york was down in miami facing the dolphins, another incredible touchdown caught by o'dell beckham junior. they checked the tape to see that he had both feet inbounds. you got have the both feet inbounds there. that tied the game at 24. >> then in the fourth quarter, it was beckham again wide open, horning in the pass and taking it to the end zone. that was the winner. giants take it, 31-24. >> look at him, catching it like beckham, huh? >> good. >> you like that? >> yeye, i liked it lot. tieing in two different types of football. that's impressive, huh? tieing in -- british and american sports. >> it's like hands across the atlantic. >> coming up, folks, we're taking you back to 1999 for the boy, how times have changed. >> also ahead, could your smartphone habits have an impact on your physical and mental health? medical experts are dialing in. and later --
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however, they also warn it may be dangerous for pregnant women to go off their meds without first checking with their doctors. >> that's a hard dilemma to be in. now to a warning for everyone who uses a smartphone. there's a thing called text neck. you hunk overr your p pnes for too long, apparently it's ruining our posture. >> some researchers say it could be affecting our mental health, as well. as dr. jennifer ashton explains. >> reporter: we live in a tech driven world but is technology driving us to damage our bodies? even our minds? >> physical therapist steve is. >> kenny:ing the term i hunch, that hunched over pot tour we get when we're benning over a smartphone. what happens when the weight of your head is bent at a 60 degree angle over your gadget? according to august, the stress on a person's neck increases to 60 pounds. that can c cse pain. >> back and neck problems have proliferated in the last ten years. the big driver is the use of laptops, tablets and smartphones. >> reporter: that's the physical
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now researchers are trying to find out if there's a link between that ihunch and mental health. amy cuddy, author of "presence" examining this issue in a "new york times" article citing small flip studies -- preliminary studies that suggest that slouchy posture may be linked to depression and low self esteem. while none of the studies have shown conclusive evidence that staring at your s srtphone aches your psychology, many professionals say sitting up straight, it's always a good idea. >> good posture affects everything from your confidence level, from your assertiveness level. feeling good about yourself. >> reporter: dr. jennifer ashton, abc news, new york. >> that is true. that is true about posture. i think about it a lot when i'm doing this program. i've had tweets from people saying up straight. >> i never had a tweet like that. >> if you overlook at the screen, this is overexposure to blue violet light, some opticians think that can lead to macular degeneration.
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officer and cookbook author tim laird is here this morning. his drinks always have an extra kick and his foods always extra festive. >> good morning. i'm excited. we have some fun tips for easy holiday entertaining. > we love it. >> i want to start out with my mistletoe martini. great cocktail. light, refreshing in a shaker with ice. start with an ounce of finlandia tangerine vodka. to that three ounces of cranberry juice. that goes in. then i want to give it a aood squeeze of lime. the citrus really needs to be in there. give that a good squeeze. now we're going to shake#this up. i've prepared my martini glasses ahead of time by rimming this with a little bit of lime and dipping it in a plate of sugar. you have the sugar rimmed glass. decorating your glass for the holidays, too. >> they look beautiful, frosted. >> it's fun. then i strain this out into our prepared glass. and finally, the last thing i'm
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it off with a little bit of korbell champagne which gives it a nice little sparkling note. you can use a lime garnishshr if you really want to have fun, you can use a rosemary spear with cranberries. and that goes in, boom. >> that's creative. >> for an alcohol free version, i have a little bit of tangerine instead of finlandia tangerine. cranberry juice, squeeze of lime and sparkling water. cheers, happy holidays. how did we do? all right? >> amazing. that's really good. >> wow, that is great. this one's kicked up. >> a little envious you got the kicked up one. they gave me the -- >> you have to go back to work. i get to play. >> fair enough, that makes sense. >> here's a great idea. this is a fun appetizer especially around the holiday times because it makes a lot. fairly inexpensive. in my bow, i have about eight ounces of softened cream cheese. >> okay. >> to that i'm going to add
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this imitation crab. it's very inexpensive and still tastes great. give that a little stir. to that, i'm going to add a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce. >> that's all you need? >> seasoned salt. >> just a little pinch of that. show you the finished version. >> beautiful. >> i mix that, put it intoto dome and pououover the top capers. there it is. holiday crab and crackers. serve it with a little butter crackers or your favorite crackers. peopleove that. and finally, here's a dessert item. this is a great idea because during holidays there's always leftover pie. so i'm going to make a wild berry milkshake out of leftover pie. this is a wild berry pie. it's a quarter of that. to that, this is half and half. about 4 to 6 ounces. that goes in all the way. then a couple cubes of ice. just that easy. three ingredients. like i said, we have cherry pie,
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you have left over. >> wow, it really blended everything. >> it liquefies. ready to go. i pour them in the moose mugs. which are wonderful for the holidays. if you want to give it a little taste. this is absolutely delicious. >> mm. >> wow. >> it almost tastes healthy like oatmeal but that's the crust. >> it really works with any pie you have. like i said, cherry, pumpkin, berry, whatever you have. >> delicious. that might be better than the drink. how do you simplify it though, tim? you're always good at breaking it down. >> startrtay ahead of time witit a checklist of what you can do in advance such asasou can shop for nonperishables. create your menu weeksksn advance. check it off as you're going down. that way you're not doing everything last minute and your party will go smoothly. >> santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice. tim laird suggests doing it. >> absolutely. >> thank you so much.
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our graphics team did a great job. awesome, bravo. the fce has awakened at least tinseltown for now. >> last night's world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens" featured storm raiders invading a half mile long red carpet. >> the glitterati were the regular fans camped out for days. we haven't seen lines like this since "phantom menace" opened.
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covered it fororld news tonight 16 years ago. >> repter: they do their physics homework dreaming of things they could never calculate. they peck away at portable computers wondering about technology they want imagine. and they read magazines about characters they've never encountered. these "star wars" fans have camped on hollywood boulevard since april 7th to buy the first tickets to the next installment. and the movie doesn't open till may 19th. "star wars" is a life obsession. >> watching each movie about 80 times maybe. >> reporter: being the first to see the next "star wars" movie would be something to tell the grandchildren. they pass the time staying in touch by telephone with friends and family. >> you wonder about your son waiting in line to see "star wars"? you wonder about your son about a lot of things. like the hand prints at the chinese theater, they've become another curiosity on hollywood boulevard. they're also a curiosity on the internet.
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doing like being interviewed about being first in line. is there any possibility that this movie won't be worth the wait? >> this is the movie that steven spielberg described as an instant classic. i don't think there's going to be any possibility it's going to suck. . >> by now they've got too much invested in it not to like the movie. brian rooney, abc news, hollywood. >> i'm afraid his prediction did not hold true. when he said it's a thing to tell their grandkids about, i imagine when they tell their grandkids, their grandkids will have said tell me you didn't queue up for the "phantom menace." >> get in line. >> seriously. >> some of the hollywood celebs have waited. shonda rhimes tweeting holy crap, "the force awakens" so good in the best old school way. >> is that technically a breach ofofhe embargo? >> no, no. shonda wouldn't dodohat.
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facebook, wnnfans.com. this morning on "world news now," tonight's political showdown. >> the republicans take the debate stage tonight in las vegas for the final time this year as a new national poll shows donald trump's biggest lead yet. plus, is trump fit enough to serve? his doctor weighs in. social media investigation. the disturbing messages posted by a california terrorist. responsible for that deadly rampage in san bernardino. why was she allowed into the country? for terror truck. how did a texas plumber's pickup truck wind up in the hands of militants in syria the trade. the new lawsuits and a search for an plains. and world premiere.
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buzz after the biggest stars in hollywood got to see the "star wars" movie before everyone else. we're there live on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> doing that mumuc. >> don't chew your pen. >> does david muir do that? >> "world news now" tonight? never. >> robin roberts, george stephanopoulos, never see them. >> hello. the "star wars" number going to be part of the show because the fans and the celebrities are watching it right now. there's been this huge embargo. it ends fairly soon. we're going to monitor who has broken the embargo. >> what did you call it? in our meeting you had a name. >> it's our feature. a semi regular feature just for tonight called who has broken the embargo. someone is bound to do it. it's "star wars." >> oh, you know who might not be? maybe e e republicans because
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>> they have. >> nototust "star wars." there's a showdown also in las vegas. not just l.a. with "star wars" for the title of the best show in town. tonight's debate, if not best show in the world -- with a fascinating new poll showing donald trump at 41%, his highest level of support and widest lead of any poll so far. the caucus state of iowa, trump is now in a virtual dead heat with senator ted cruz. >> your voice, your vote. and cecilia vega is in las vegas ead of tonight's republican deba. >> reporter: after vowing to release his full medical report, republican donald trump instead offered up just this short note from his doctor, saying trump's physical strength and stamina are extraordinary." and in true trump fashion, the doctor declaring that, "if elected, mr. trump, i can state
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healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." and now, the stage is set for a donald trump/tededruz vegas trump's front-runner standing now facing a very real threat from the texas senator, who at a questioned the reality star's judgment. trump now on the attack. >> the way he's dealt with the senate, where goes in there like a, you know, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you can't walk into the senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people. >> reporter: cruz's response? tweeting that famous scene in "flashdance" -- she's a maniac maniac >> reporter: but not hitting trump p ck. cruz has spent months cozying up to the billionaire. >> look, it's not complicated. number one, i like donald. but number two, everywhere donald goes, he brings a hundred television cameras with him.
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supporters. but the idea of trump and cruz leading the pack has some republicans worried and donald trump will be center stage because of his front-runner status. and now for the very first time, because of those popos, ted cruru will be ririt there next to him.m. they are friends, men vying for the same republican primary voters this entire campaign. but for this debate, the gloves may very well come off. cecilia vega, abc news, las vegas. >> you do have that sense of, oh, sorry. >> we want to remind everyone to stay with abc news for the coverage tonight and tomorrow morning. our deputy political director will be here on "world news now" with analysis. you were saying? >> i can't wait. and i think you get the sense people are slightlyy b bed of ted cruz being nice to donald trump. >> they want to see them in action. >> i had a good phrase earlier on the television where someone
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just ted cruz and donald trump, they'll be like two scorpions in a box. >> two scorpions in a box. >> more of that tomorrow and more later tonight, as well. the stars were out in force and still are in los angeles. for one of the biggest premieres in recent memory. >> of course we're talking about the world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens." it was so big it spanned three different theaters and right in the middle of it all is abc's lauren lyster. lucky gal live in hollywood. lauren, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, richard and reena. this movie has inspired lightsabers. it's even inspired toasters. according to fans i've talked to as the premier wra up it inspired them, too. i'm talking about "star wars" and "the force awakens" comes 38 years after that first movie debuted. storm troopers, c-3po and r2d2 close behind and tight security for a who's who have "a" list stars. john boyega starring in the lead role as finn.
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the fans. >> reporter: plus harrison ford, george lucas and a thumbs up from steven spielberg, all hitting the red carpet with a highly anticipated film people know limb about till now. >> it was everything i expected and more. and there was a lot of surprises. >> a really big plot twist that blew my mind a little bit. i was not expecting that at all. >> i thought it was really, really well done. yeah. >> i'm blown away. it was so good. >> reporter: "the force awakens" will hope later this weeee on 4,000 screens across the country. back in 1977, at the start of the franchise, "star wars" opened in less than 50 theaters. no red carpet premiere. the director george lucas was so sure it would flop, he was getting away from it all, vacationing in hawaii. >> we're home. >> reporter: back then, harrison ford says when he first played the role of hans solo, he could not have imagined the success "star wars" would have now.
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this movie out there for the audience and see how they feel about it. >> reporter: and i'll tell you, e anticipation and t t secrecy continued through tonight. we had fans that had been camping out that found out they were going to be able to see the premiere and they got to. also we were told that guests didn't even know which theater they would see the movie in until they arrived here tonight. reena, richard? >> different time zones. we're in new york, you're in l.a. the celebrities, fans are they out, have they seen the movie and have they left now? >> they have seen the movie. you saw some of the reactions om people we spoke to here in my piece. they're partying. there's an after party going on behind me on this red carpet on this portion of hollywood boulevard that's been shutdown for this huge event. >> if they're partying, lauren, any indication about the movie's plot? have we learned anything new about it without spoiling it. because we know we can't do that. >> don't spoil it. >> we can't spoil it.
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me. i just wanted to know what happened. these fans are so diehard, they wouldn't tell me. as you heard one person said there's a huge twist they weren't expecting. one of the things that people wererexcited for was the r rurn of the old characters from the original tririgy. and fans told us they really loved how that came out, that the combination of the newcomers with the old characters was done really well. in addition, people really loved the practical effects. things like the droids, as opposed to the computer generated effects in the last trilogy. j.j. abrams tried to get back to the practical effects. people loved it. >> that's a start. we're going to monitor social media to see if people are breaking the eargo tonight because they're not meant to. someononis bound to spill, right? >> you know. >> you guys are on a mission for that. >> we are. i want to know if the ewoks are back in or not. i hope they didn't get left out of the movie. >> she doesn't note. >> i heard they're out, if i remember correctly.
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>> lauren, we will speak to you. >> abc's lauren lyster. >> remember my prediction. she said one of the fans said there is a massive twist. my prediction is luke skywalker has gone bad. >> i don't want to shake on that. >> we'll find out on twitter later. >> i don't want him to go bad. how about a turn to more serious news. bill cosby fighting back against some of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against 7 of more than 50 women. cosby says their claims are driven by hopes of financial gain. their lawyers disagree. >> this is a page from the defense attorney's handbook. my seven clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> cosby's legal action comes the same day boston university announced it's taking away his honorara degree, one of more than a dozen institutions to do
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a maryland man has been charged with receiving thousands of dollars from isis in order to carry out a terror attack on american soil. mohamed elshinawy was arrested. of giving known a terrorist organization. the fbi first became suspicious of him when he starred getting money orders from egypt. he denies the charges. homeland security new focus follows ththshooting rampage in san bernardino when tashfeen malik came to the united states for the first time and had already sent extensive messages about jihad. but officials were prevented from seeing those because of a secret policy to save the administration embarrassment. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly. and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing. >> also part of the investigation, that search of the lake nearby turned up no evidence according to law
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so police say a police say a disgruntled customer drove his truck through the lobby of this comfort inn in oklahoma. bam, unbelievable. two people jumping out of the way just seconds before the truck crashed through the front doors and then the front desk, the driver was apparently angry over not getting a cash refund. >> amazing. > now he faces several serious charges. >> amazing footage. there's a scene like that in the first "terminator." ever wonder what happens to your old truck or car when he sell it or trade it in? many are shipped overseas. >> i get it.
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texas businesses. caitlin mccauley of our houston station has the story. >> reporter: amidst all the gunfire, bloodshed and overall chaos in syria right now this truck from a texas city plumber ended up in the center of it. this p pture shows the former mark one plumbinintruck carrying heavy artillery, a terrorist group tweeted out the picture and ever since then the chaos in syria hit home for this family-owned business. >> his secretary was recently called an isis [ expletive ] so just not flattering things. but also some were scary. some were people i'm going to come kick your [ expletive ]. you don't want to be an american get out of here and i'll help you go. >> reporter: attorney craig elan filed a lawsuit on behalf of mark one plumbing against
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sources say autonation was supposed to remove the company decal before selling it, and obviously, that didn't happen. >> the son started to take the decals off and was told don't do that. you might scratch the paint. we will do it. >> reporter: autonation resold the truck at an auction in dallas, and someone f fm turkey bougug the truck and had it shipped out of the country from the port of houston. i talked with a spokesman for autonation over the phone. their company is investigating how this happened. >> we immediately sent the vehicle to auction and t understanding was that the rkings would come off vehicle. i'm not sure where the breakdown was between autonation and the auction. >> reporter: elan says mark one plumbing has lost business because of the ordeal and the employees are still afraid to come to work. they hope this lawsuit will help them recover financially and prevent something like this s om happening again. >> thank you very much, caitlin mccauley reporting from our station in houston.
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>> for what. >> happy "star wars"'ing! >> reporter: nine days these fans have been in line. caroline and andrew are from australia, getting married in the line on thursday. >> who is officiating? >> we have a good friend that happens to be a celebrant. >> reporter: obi shawn. "the force awakens" will open on over 4,000 screens this week. ack in '77, "star wars" opened on just 32. this one included. an instant hit darth vader was soon leaving his footprints it here outside the chinese theater. >> george lucas watched the first one from here. this is the place to be. >> reporter: in 1999 for the "phantom menace", the line at the chinese tradition was born. >> i ended up meeting my husband in line. >> this is the result? this is result. >> nate's been in line over a week already. screen, it's a little kid inside
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the pro-v formula locks moisture inside my hair and the damage from 100 blow-dries is gone. pantene. strong is beautiful. welcome back. it's time for "the mix" where we look at viral stories. we're going to start by talking about starbucks again. yesterday, we talked about how there have been complaints. this had gone viral of a starbucks polar bear cookie that looked like it had its neck -- >> supposed to be a red scarf. >> it looked like it was slit and people complained about it anyway turns out what we meant was the snowman, not the polar bear friends at starbucks were watching. > they weighed in and said guess what, it's been discontinued. there's a reason we e uldn't find the polar bears for the
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it was discontinued in 2010. by the way, they also have these gingerbread ugly sweater cookies. that's what they call them which do have red sweater smooze we're making amends with our friends at starbucks. these cookies look mm delicious. >> have one. >> dig in, please. >> come on, , y not. >> help yourself. >> i think it's undignified to do it on the telly but i'll do it. >> these are delicious. >> they're good. >> much better than peet's. we want to tell you about another story out in chicago i believe. of a shirtless runner. it's so hot in chicago, a station out there found in the rain a man wearing nothing except maybe a little something underneath there. and so they wanted to know why he was doing it. turns out he ends up using this as a way to explain he's single. do you know what? they got quite a few hits on thisis
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like 3 million views. by the way, the guy reporting, you see him right there? he used to anchor "world news now" with me last summer. that's tahman bradley. there's a selfie we took right on the show. now he's out there in the elements. >> okay. >> helping the single men of the world find love. >> in the news meeting when we talked about this particular feature, i thought they meant you co-anchored with a guy who ran without a shirt in chicago which i thought might provide a challenge to your happy family existence. >> to you and next man sitting to you in the chair. >> yeah, 3 million hits. he remains single. and we have -- this is the ncaa basketball team, their particular type of celebration. they always show off their celebrations. this going viral. they've won six games and lost three. bang, in it goes. then t ty are -- it's chestrated. >> andt's --
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>> this is a pony in the uk in a making news in america this morning, debate day. the stage is set on the vegas strip. the e publican candidates preparing to face ofoffor the last time this year as donald trump hits a new high in the polls. we're live in washington. and dold trump's doctor making news of his own issuing a letter about the billionaire's health. why it's getting a lot of scrutiny. disgruntled guest. a man accused of purposely slamming his truck into a hotel. the dramatic crash caught on camera. and "star wars: the force awakens," the lucky few with a chance to see the movie. >> it's amazing. it's wonderful. >> smiling faces leaving the
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the first reactions are in. well, good tuesday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm richard bacon. and the clock is ticking this morning toward the final republican presidential showdown of the year. the stage is set there at the venetian hotel in las vegas ahead of tonight's debate. >> so much material. it's the first debate since the teteor attacks in paris and california and since donald trump announced a plan to ban muslims. it's "your voice, your vote," and abc's stephanie ramos joins us with more. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: reena, good morning to you. well, there is a new high and new challenge for donald trump as he continues to soar in the polls. the stage is set for the last gop debate of 2015. nine candidates will stand on stage for the most critical event heading into the iowa caucuses. >> i think w wre doing great in iowa, and i expect to wiwiiowa. >> reporter: at a rally in las vegas last night, trump took aim
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points like mexico and the wall he intends to build. >> and i know how to build it, and i know how to get them to pay for it. it's very simple. folks, you're killing us. you're making too much money. now, the wall is going to cost $9 billion, okay, a lot of money. >> reporter: this talk has trump supportete hanging on. and-new numbers out showing trump hitting 41% with republicans. the highest support he's had yet in a national poll, nearly three times as much as his closest rival. but this debate may be a two-man race between trump and senator ted cruz. in iowa the two are in a virtual tie. on the debate stage, trump will be flanked by cruz and ben carson. carson recently calling coverage of him and his campaign dishonest. >> in my case they can't find any scandals, therefore,e,et's see if w wcan somehow make this guy look crazyzy >> reporter: the six remaining candidides will be florida senator marco rubio, former florida governor jeb bush, businesswoman carly fiorina, ohio governor john
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paul and new jersey governor chris christie. >> we love you, trump. >> i love you too, man. >> reporter: while trump predicts he'll be the punching bag at this debate, he also says -- >> it's gonna be good. >> reporter: here's what's also good, donald trump's health. after vowing to release his full medical report, trump instead offered up just a short note physical strength and stamina are extraordinary. richard, reena, back to you. >> stephanie, you did mention that report there from his doctor, but what else was revealed about his health, >> reporter: yeah, well, the doctor declared that if elected, presidency. serious statement there. >> yeah, okay. it sounds a little bit north korea. that's all. stephanie ramos live in washington, thank you very much, indeed. well, experts say that terrorism will be the focus of tonight's debate, especially with alarming new details from
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bernardino attack. abc news was first to report that homeland security will increase scrutiny of social media websites in the visa application process, this after it was revealed that tashfeen malik posted online messages about jihad before coming to the u.s. but officials were prevented from seeing those messages because e a secret policy to o save the administration ememrrassment. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly, and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing. >> also part of the investigation, that search of a nearby lake turned up no new evidence according to law enforcement officials. as for fighting terror overseas, president obama says the u.s. is making progress against isis. the president spoke after a meeting with high-level advisers at the pentagon. he named a n nber of top terror leaders who have been kikied in recent months, and he said that that momentum continues. >> we're also taking out isil leaders, commanders and killers
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to them is simple, you are next. >> and saudi arabia, a key u.s. ally in the region has just announced that 34 nations have agreed to form a new islamic military alliance to fight terrorism. the joint operations command will be headquartered in the saudi capital. prosecutors in maryland say that a man received thousands of dollars from isis in oer to carry out a terror attack on american soil. mohamed elshinawy was arrested last friday for attempting to provide material support to a terror organization. he denies the charges. bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his army unit in afghanistan. he faces charges of desertion and endangering his unit for which he could be sentenced to life in prison. the decision to try him overturns a prelelinary review that recommended he not be charged. bergdahl spent five years as a taliban captive after leaving his unit. bill cosby is fighting back against 7 of the more than 50 women who accused him of sexual
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he's filed a defamation countersuit against them claiming he suffered serious financial and personal harm because of their groundless accusations. their lawyer says cosby's move is just simple retaliation. next, thank you, america, for the very warm welcome. more than a thousand daily high records have been broken since the beginning of december. even in buffalo, they're taking lakeside walks instead of shoveling snow across the northeast and midwest. runners are out in shorts. meanwhile, to the west, some daily snowfall records have been -- have fallen. utah got its largest snow accumulation in two years on monday. 6.6 inches fell at the salt lake city airport breaking a recoco set in 1922. lala-effect snow is adding to the trouble. salt lake city is in for what looks like more snow today.
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truck crashed through the front doors and then the front desk, the driver was apparently angry over not getting a cash refund. he faces several serious charges. >> wow, reminiscent of a famous scene in "terminator." no charges however when a florida panhandle hospital became an accident scene in itself after an suv crashed into the emergency room. two people were hospitalized and several others injured in the crash. the elderly driver was not parking space but somehow accelerated as you can see there we have a health alert for expectant moms taking antidepressants. researchers finding women who take antidepressant ss in their third and second trimesters are 87% more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, however, they also pregnant women to go off their their doctors. pete rose received a harsh response to his plea for reinstatement from the
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baseball. rose has been banned from the game for gambling since 1989. his petition to end that ban was rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling on sports including baseball, among e reasons given for maintaining the ban, new evidence about rose's betting on games during his career. well, time for highlights involving those still playing their chosen sports. >> yeah, we get those from our good friends, we like these guys. >> our bestest. >> from our friends at es -- >> pn. >> he's stan, i'i'neil. he's got a footballhighlight. i have a basketball highlight. >> monday night football to be exact, dolphins and giants. odell beckham jr. and jarvis landry played together at lsu. beckham called it complete. he wants that challenge. they do challenge it and find out it is indeed a touchdown, 7
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generations of the brain trust from john boyega to harrison ford and then there were the fans. >> incredible. it was so satisfying. >> it's incredible. so great. i'm sorry, it's great. >> so great. no, it is. it's amazing. everybody is going to love it. >> although everyone said that after "the phantom menace." so we'll see. "star wars: the force awakens" opens later this week on more than 4,000 screens from coast to coast. >> the big question who among last night's attendees would be the first to spoil one of hollywood's most tightly guarded secrets. maybe nobody. maybe nobody. i have faith. >> we're getting some hints, aren't we. "grey's anatomy," it is technically a breach of the embargo. "grey's anatomy" producer shonda rhimes tweeted, "holy crap, that "star wars: the force awakens" is so good in the best old-school way." >> oh, yes and also rob lowe said he cried like a baby and whooped like a teenager. >> and actress elizabeth banks said the movie totally delivers. no spoilers, i repeat, no
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again, no spoilers, just wow. >> wow, okay. and we should also say that no one that we know of has actually spoiled it. >> no, but remember when i was telling you about when i saw this footage of people leaving "the phantom menace" and they all said it was the best "star wars" ever and now the fans universally think not. >> how about a little weather? >> do it. >> warming up in the eastern half of the country but in chicago it's a hot, hot, hot, take a look at the hotness. you may remember tahman bradley. he works in the windy city. he pulled over this guy without a shirt. ethan, training and made it work for him. >> you're also like in shorts. >> yeah. >> like it's mid-december. how is that possible? >> it's awesome. i love running in the rain and
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>> we're asking the ladies. >> way to go, ethan. that went viral even before he got home. >> the camera was there. he didn't know it was there before taking that. ethan also says he's received more than 900 friend requests so that single status is unlikely to last. >> i bet somebody has set up a date. >> i mean, you know, whether you're going to find your date through that particular method of being friended i don't know is the best way. >> whatever works. >> he knew what he was doing. finally a stunt that's clearly t for the faint-hearted. have a look at this guy. professional extreme skier named sammy carlson. he's flying up the largest ski jump in the western hemisphere. >> that jump is in michigan near lake superior. it has a nearly 370-foot vertical drop and carson wasast satisfied flying off the ramp facing forward so for good measure he did it backwards as well. >> it stretched over 500 feet in the video part of a new ski film. is it raining? i hadn't noticed.
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checking our top story, the stage is set for tonight's republican presidential debate in las vegas. terrorism expected to be the number one topic. it's t last debate for donald trump and his rivals before voting in iowa on february the 1st. australia's marking the one-year anniversary of the siegen the lint cafaf by a troubled man. two hostages died when police stormed the cafe. ash carter has arrived at a u.s. air base in turkey getting a reading from commanders on the status of the battle against isis. >> okay, today's weather, rain moving out of the eastern states but not the warmth. snowstorms moving into the upper midwest and a few showers in the pacific northwest. well, as we mentioned the stars out in full force last
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>> well, three theaters, a half a mile of hollywood manufactured closed off for the red carpet and two generations of stars for one of hollywood's biggest premieres in recent memory. >> it was everything i expected and more and there was a lot of surprises. >> definitely seen all the original characters like as they've grown. i thought han solo was like at the phenomenal in the movie. there was a plot that blew my mind. >> ex-ceedexceeded. i thought it was really well done. >> blown away about it. >> a lot of things people said, oh, these senate committees. s this is what "star wars" is but that's what i grew up with so seeing a new "star wars" movie that didn't have all that bogged down nonaction stuff and pure action flick was magical. >> incredible job to bring back the older characters and weaving them into the story. it's really well itten. it's very, very -- i thought it would be great. it was great. >> i think the a lot of
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before and i think the fans will get what they wanted. >> is this guy in the movie? >> no, this guy is not in the movie. i wish. >> okay. >> was the biggest surprise? >> i can't tell you that. >> we should note "star wars" is produced by our companyparent company disney and alarms going off on "world nusews now." >> a lot of comments. interesting. so we've got a big plot twist. one guy made a good point. i watched them recently and too much dialogue so it's not like that. the big plot twist -- i said it before, reena, i think luke skywalker has gone bad. >> no, can't be. >> damn straraht. >> n n the dark side.
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