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this morning on "world news now," facing a judge. bill cosby accused by a long list of women of sexual assault. the case that brought the comedian to court after so many years. flood emergegey. the overflowing rivers in missouri and illinois. the human toll. today's evacuations and who is sending help on a miserable holiday. >> and new this half hour, what may be an advance in robotics. >> developers is say this robot may look and act more like a human than preeks creations. is this innovative or creepy? >> interesting. in "the skinny," leonardo dicaprio explains why he passed up a role in one of the biggest movie franchises ever. it is new year's eve, december 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. it's new year's eve. >> we made it. >> through another year. i'm lauren lyster.
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thank you for being with us on new year's effective. >> so happy to be here. on a sad note for many people and really a serious one, the first criminal charges against comedian bill cosby for sexual abuse. for the first time, the frail looking 78-year-old appeared in court. >> he was then fingerprinted, photographed and released on bail. abc's marci gonzales reports everywhere pennsylvania. >> god bless you, brother. >> thank you. >> reporter: bill cosby walking into court. >> how do you respond to the charges? >> reporter: he was arraigned on a felony indecent assault charge, allegations brought by a woman here in pennsylvania, re-examined by police, leading to the comedian's arrest. the charges coming justst a month before the statute of limitations expired on the accusation made by andrea constand, claiming cosby, her former mentor and friend sexually assaulted her in 2004
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>> cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her. and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances. >> reporter: when constand first made the accusations, prosecutors decided there wasn't enough evidence to pursue case and constand settled with cosby in civil court. prosecutors say incriminating statements he made in a recently released deposition in that case led them to reopen the criminal investigation, cosby saying the pills he gave constand were benadryl insisting what followed was con sensual. cosby's been accused of drugging and assaulting dozens of women over decades, but this is the first time he's been criminally charged. and cosby is scheduled to be back here in court and january 14th. kendis and lauren? >> of course, there's going to be a lot of coverage of that.
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taken on this topic. this is the headline for tomorrow by the way. in an editorial the daily news calling him a predatory step uncle. in it, you can see one he said and so many she said, she said, she said making a point there. >> those she saids representing the multiple women, more than 55 accusations against bill cosby asserting he said versus all of those she saids. the paper pulling no punches in that one that will hit newstands today. >> it's going to be quite a trial. the other big story this morning, ethan couch's deportation has been delayed by a judge in mexico. so-called affluenza teen is seen here being moved from a detention center in guadalajara to an immigration facility in mexico city. he faces charges of violating his parole from a drunk driving accident which killed four in the u.s. >> his case is still under juvenile law. as messed up as it is, he'll
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sentence him to 120 days actually in jail. >> couch's mother tonya is returning to u.s. soil being turned over to federal marshals in los angeles. we turn our focus to the weather disaster taking place in the midwest right now where entire communities are underwater. >> the residents ordered to evacuate or await rescue from the floodwaters and several interstate highways are closed because of flooding. elizabeth hur is in st. louis. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: kendis and lauren, good morning to you. here in st. louis, you cannot get far without running into one of these road closure signs. especially along the mississippi river because if you can believe it, that river is still rising. >> near the iconic st. louis arch, the mighty mississippi river has spilled over banks. residents have been evacuated and others say they haven't seen a flooding like this in more than 20 years. >> in '93, we had a week's notice that was going to get bad.
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>> reporter: throughout the show me state, nearly 600 roads and highways are closed. thiscdonald's surrounded by floodwaters almost to its roof and this gas station nearly submerged. similar sights seen across the state. businesses and homes underwater. >> the water's come up really fast. >> some store owners tried to save whatever they could but they were no match for the rising waters. >> brutal. we just are working to get everything out. didn't get it all but got what beat could. >> reporter: it's a race against the time where the rivers han't crested yet. >> just got to work together as a community and get through it. >> reporter: north of st. louis in austin, the river is expected to crest today 17 feet above flood stage. officials say several rivers will reach their highest level in decades. the more governor has called in the national guard. what we have behind me are actual streets and walking trails that are completely
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level so high, it is hardd to believe, but again the mississippi river has yet to crest. kendis and lauren? >> thank you, elizabeth. that's pretty incredible. >> incredible sceneses there. >> and in today's forecast, a cold blast in the mississippi river valley flood zone. heavy snow possible around the great lakes. downpours from new orleans to charlotte. dry and windy in the southwest. >> temperatures in the teens in the twin cities. 20s in great false, montana and chicago. 30s in portland and kansas city. 40s in new york and boston. 50s in dallas and washington, d.c. to new york city now and a solemn good-bye for the soldier killed four days before christmas in a suicide bomb attack in afghanistan. thousands lined the streets of new york city for joseph lemm known affectionately as superman in a touching scene, his 4-year-old son gave hilgs dad a final salute as the coffin walked before him. the mayor and police
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paying respects at st. patrick's cathedral. five others were also killed in that attack. in chicago, major changes coming to the city's police department. this follows several controversial and deadly shootings. mayor rahm emanuel says officers must be better trained and less confrontational. the police department will boost the number of tasers available. every patrol car will be equipped with a taser by j je 1st. protesters h he been demanding the mayor's resignation. >> to presidential politics now and a major shift in strategy for the jeb bush complain. bush has canceled planned advertising in the key states of south carolina and iowa. staff members from the miami headquarters are being sent to those states. bush once considered the front-runner failed to gain traction in the crowded republican field. yeah, the actual front-runner donald trump continues his attacks on bush and on hillary clinton. speaking at a rally in south carolina, trump said he viewed
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and described the campaign as war. and trump hurled his harshest words yet at bill clinton. >> the husband wants toome and she wants to accuse me of things and the husband is one of the great abusers of the world, give me a breaking. > ted cruz who has been gaining in the polls against trump announced he's raised nearly $20 million since october. okay, now to a health alert giving birth at home play be more risky than going to a hospital. more and more women are opting for birth centers or at home deliveries. the babies are at ri of more complications. you out of hospital births were less likely to involve krewe sections so there are no advantages either way. all right. you might say some medical marijuana now answers to a higher calling, so to speak. the medical marijuana products of a new york company have been certified as kosher.
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such matters. the company's ceo says this should remove the stig 345 of using pot to relieve pain and nausea not only for jews but other people, as well. >> it is kosher now. >> i'm sure there's organic pot somewhere out there. >> you seem to know a lot, kendis. to singapore and the world's most -- >> research. >> all right. let's move on to a robot. this is the world's most human-like robot, already hard at work as a receptionist. >> oh, wow. so this is nadine a receptionist as the university where she was developed. she remembers visitors smiles, shakes hands. she can even know the words to pop songs as you can see there. it's not just her appearance that's life liking. > no, nadine's software is similar to that used by apple's siri and most cortana.
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matter of time before these so-called social robots can become a nanny or a companion for the elderly. >> i don't know about leaving your kids with a robot, kendis. even one that can sing. >> even rolling in the deep?? it's adele. >> you can have them sing lullabies to your kids. >> what is that sound effect? oh. >> frankenstein? >> i see it's like a robot. >> they're coming for our jobs i think is the point. >> coming up in "the skinny," the stars getting ready for high profile roles in thefinding nemo" movie sequel. >> the new tv trend telling stories about real life crimes. there's something missing with this new breed of programming and critics are speaking up. >> real life drama in alaska involving the possible conflict between a husband and a wife. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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this sad scene from miami. five people killed after a driver sped the wrong way on the interstate. authorities say the 23-year-ol california woman side swiped one vehicle "she then hit another one head on killing all four people in that car and herself. three family members were among the victims. police are trying to find out why the woman was driving the wrong way. at least 21 passengers injured after severe turbulence hit an air canada flight from shanghai to toronto. the flight was diverted to calgary so the injured could be treated. amongghose hurt three children. paramedics med the jumbo jet as it landed.
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on nearby hospitals. one passenger described the ordeal as hellish. >> it was just like the in the roller coaster, the plane was just go down like very straight like go down. and lots of screaming. >> luckily, no one was seriously injured and most were treated for neck and back injuries. there were 332 passengers along with 1 crew members. now to alaska and new details after that deadly small plane crash that took place in anchorage that killed the pilot. >> investigators are say he may have intentionally slammed the plane into his wife's office buding. abc's david kerley has the latest. >> this fiery crash n office building >> just total shock. you don't think that could happen in downtown anchorage. >> reporter: -- stunned residents. but was it an accident? the fbi leading the investigation is saying very little tonight. but as crews removed the wreckage of the small cessna, some unusual clues or coincidences. the pilot, doug demarest, a
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which is an auxiliary of the u.s. air force, took the plane around 6:00 in the morning without authorization. and he struck the building, where his wife, katherine demarest, works as a lawyer. she was not in the building at the time. from the damage, it appears the plane flew in from the west, hit that first building where the wife works, then crashed into a second building, bursting into flames. also, neighbors say police and medics were at the couple's home the night before the crash. authorities say no one was taken to the hospital, and no crime had been committed. an aviation investigator is quoted as saying evidence warranted bringing in the fbi, but no one is saying what that evidence is. david kerley, abc news, washington. next to a major hollywood snub. >> and finding two new voices for the "finding nemo"" sequel. "the skinny" is next.
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>> having been recently off his high profile role in titanic, he said he turned the role down international heartthrob. >> so tough. he even rejected the lead in spider-man opting for more artistic roles in "the beach" and "the man in the iron mask." >> next up, doory gets a couple new playmates. >> since "finding nemo" doorry has made no friends. the new creatures w)ll have familiar voices, as well. with dory voiced by ellen degeneres. >> don't cry, mommy. don't cry. >> i remembered something. that's not possible. isit? is it like a picture in your head. >> disney sharing new concept art of the upcoming sequel featuring the new friends bailey and destiny. >> bailey voiced by modern
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has the voice of "it's always sunny in philadelphia"'s indicate lynn olson. finding doorry swims noose theaters june 17th. we have this important disclaimer about the movie. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> uncle walter? >> i don't know who that is. >> speak of disney, and our parent company fresh off its phenomenal success with "star wars" the force wake ands comes a hint of more exciting news also involving harrison ford. >> during an interview, bob iger chatting about what's on the horizon for lucas film dropping the hint that indiana jones will be coming back. lier this year, a 201 release date rumored for the movie. steven spielberg, harrison ford have been open about reuniting. and again, this important disclaimer. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> where is that coming from? >> you should know.
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>> micky in. >> all right. and staying tuned maybe a little too closely to the kardashians. >> she's arguably the social media superstar of the family. kylie jenner has revealed to elleuk she plans to quit instagram some day. she has 46 million followers and received more than a billion likes to her posts this year alone. >> that's incredible. a billion. once she has a kid she'll "probably delete my instagram account and i don't know live my life." she's 18. when is she going to have a kid? anytime soon? to think we celebrated 20,000 followers on instagram. >> there are a lot of followers for those young ladies. >> coming up, one of the hottest new trends on tv is a new kind of crime story. >> netflix's making a murderer. but are these true crime stories really just stretching are the truth? you're watching "world news
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of course, who could forget that theme song is this television crime dra mas have delighted generations of tv ewers over the decades but there's a new breed of true crime series taking tv and the internet by storm. >> of course, it's generating a lot of controversy with authorities saying these shows are responsible for a miscarriage of justice. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: netflix "making a murderer" unravels the case of steven an avery a wisconsin man who served 18 years behind bars for a sexual assault he didn't commit only to be rearrested for murder. the series sews serious doubts about the murder case. >> it rolls out almost like a soap opera, gets people ep invested in the story and clearly feeling incredibly passionate about it. >> reporter: so much so, local
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received hundreds of messages from people who support avery. bombarding hem with hostile tweets, even scathing reviews on yelp. the former prosecutor practically accused of framing avery for murder sent us a point by point rebuttal of the filmmaker's case calling the series irresponsible adding netflix should provide an opportunity for rebuttal or alert the viewers the series was produced by and for the defense of steven avery. >> we feel our process was very thoughtful. we were always concerned with accuracy and fairness. >> true crime stories have been popular for years starting with dragnet. but this new wave of true crime is different with story tellers taking sides. hbo's as "jinchs" resulted in new murder charges being brought against millionaire robert durst. for better or worse, these series are trial by media.
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good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." at least 21 people are dead in the midwest after flooding with major rivers in the st. louis river cresting today. it's the worst flooding in 22 years and maybe ever. accuweather's forecast in a moment. a farewell for joseph lemm the new york police detective and military member killed in a suicide bomb attacking in afghanistan. thousands paid their respects at new york's st. patrick's cathedral. >> with the countdown to 2016 on right now, 1 million expected in times square tonight amid unprecedented security. 6,000 heavily armed officers will be patrolling the party zone. >> no winning powerball ticket was drawn last night.
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$330 million. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we begin this half hour with the deadly floods in the midwest. thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed. thousands of people have had to evacuate. >> the flooding is some of the worst ever. rob marciano is in the flood zone. >> reporter: already rising. news helicopters catching dramatic rescues. first responders using a ladder truck to rescue this man from high water. the man on that roof witithis dog g ld rescuers he'd beeee there e l night. hundreds of homes evacuated. federal officials watching at least 19 major levees for possible breaches. more than 200 state roads shut down for miles. >> it's pretty unreal. this is supposed to be two major highways. >> reporter: interstate 44, a major artery. carrying 100,000 cars a day. entire towns like sherman cut off. >> this is the first time in 77 years this has ever happened according to my grandmother.
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20 deaths in missouri and illinois alone. most killed in cars, driving on 20,000 without water after flood waters overpowered this treatment plant. you're going to be without water for how ng? >> i have a 4-year-old and a 6-month-old baby. so is going to be fun. >> reporter: missouri's national guard called up. here, manning the sandbags. the water from the meramec river almost out to those traffic levels. it will be feeding into the mississippi along with the missouri, the ohio, and arc sass river. so the mississippi will see some flooding issues over the next couple of weeks. rob marciano, abc news, valley park, ssouri. and everyone floods to a cold snap. freezing temperatures hit the middle of the country this new year's eve. >> coverage continues with meteorologist justin povick. what's up? >> reporter: kendis, lauren, it's the final day of 2015 and
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you know, we're making up lost ground over the northern tier of states. a couple of concern areas, lake-effect snow off the great lakes and the northeast. showers along the can you feelgulf coast. gusty winds coming into southern california because of high pressure. there could be flight delays around l.a. and san diego and this goes right into friday, as well. speaking of friday, the first day of 2016, we're concerned about some lake effect snow showers coming off the great lakes. still some sun though up the interstate 95 corridor. kendis, lauren, back over to you. >> our thanks to justin at accuweather. at least 21 air canada passengers were injured after their shanghai to toronto flight hit turbulence. it was diverted to calgary, alberta. more than a dozen people went to the hospital. there were 332 passengers on board the jumbo jet along with 19 crew members. the friend of one of the
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massacre has been indicted on federal terror charges. those charges against enrique marquez include conspiring in a pair of previously planned attacks and making false statemene bought the guns used in the shootings. he is being held in federal custody without bond. the womanccused of into a crowd on the las vegas strip had pot in her system. it's unlikely the woman will be charged with driving under the influence. one person was killed and dozens others injured 11 days ago. holloway is facing murder and child endangerment charges. the texas affluenza teen has been moved to an immigration city now in mexico city. a judge die delayed the deportation hearing for ethan couch for three days. couch's mother is being returned to the u.s. where she could face serious charges. >> we certainly will push to
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fullest extent of the law. >> the mother anson had been the subject of an intense international manhunt since they disappeared earlier this month. caitlyn jenner settled a wsuit in connection with a fatal traffic accident last february. jessica stein dorf was driving one of the fourars involved in the accident. terms to be paid by his insurance settlement were not disclosed. she still faces two other lawsuits as a result of the accidents. >> he's gone from america's favorite dad to criminal suspect. bill cosby facing felony charges for sexual abuse. he's been accused before but those were civil suits settled out of court. this time he's facing criminal jail time. the latest from action's ryan splitting. >> reporter: a frail bill cosby walking into a criminal court. the once venerated comedian appearing before a pennsylvania judge to face a charge of aggravated indecent assault of this woman -- andrea constand.
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sexual assault that took place on an evening in early 2004 at mr. cosby's home in cheltenham township, montgomery county. >> reporter: cosby met constand through her job with the temple university basketball team. court documents say he gave her three blue pills he claimed were "herbal", saying they would "make her feel good and take the edge off", calling them "three friends to help her relax" and asked her to "taste the wine." within minutes, "she began experiencing blurred vision and difficulty speaking." cosby then telling her to lie down, according to the criminal complaint, and assaulted her while shshremained "frozen" and "paralyzed." criminal charges were not filed at the time. constand later filed a civil suit against cosby. but that ended in a confidential settlement. depositions from that case were unsealed this past july. there, cosby insists the pills were "benadryl," describing the encounter with constand as "consensual." still, it was those deposisions that led prosecutors to now file criminal charges.
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duty. >> reporter: authorities in pennsylvania brought the felony charge as the 12-year statute of limitations will run out next month. lawyers for other accusers hope this will help their cases, as well. more than 50 women have accused bill cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape which he has consistently denied. >> this is a stunning development. clearly now, they believe they have new evidence and new ammunition that they think can convict bill cosby. >> reporter: cosby was released on $1 million bail. his mug shot was taken. he was fingerprinted. had to surrender his passport and was ordered not to contact the victim. cosby's lawyers releasing a statement to abc news saying, "make no mistake, we intend to unt a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge. >> the judge ended cosby's court appearance at this courthouse by saying good luck, sir machine and he answered thank you. his next court appearance,
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ryan smith, elkins park, pennsylvania. >> to another criminal investigation this one launched into the blue bell creamery's handling of a deadly listeria outbreak. capitaled ice cream was linked to at least three deaths and dozens of illnesses. investigators want to know what blue bell executives knew about the outbreak and how they responded to it. >> listen to this. a maryland father feeling pressure at macy's complained to the store and made a difference. he went to the store with a crying 4-month-old daughter child with a dirty diaper. anthony left the store without spending money because he was unable to find a changing table in the men's restroom. frustrated hdecided to write a letter to macy's ceo. the store made changes and sent due a gift card. >> okay. sent him a gift card and also. >> made a change. you should be able to change your kid in the men's room. fathers have kids, too. >> yes. a woman in new york city is trying to reunite a wedding ring
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jean remeny ordered a pair of men's jeans for her husband as a christmas present. >> while trying on the jeans, her husband found the ring in one of the pockets. it's either white gold or sterling silver with a date engraved on it. it's a myste how the wedding band ended up in the pocket. that's incredible. >> maybe there's a husband trying to lose his wedding ring at the time. >> oh, wow. conspiracy theory. you never know. >> neiman marcus is working to figure out what happened. and. >> how it got there the. >> coming up, getting healthier in the new year and overcoming problems from sitting too much. >> also ahead, even harsher comments fromonald trump to bill and hillary clinton. the campaign conflict growing on this holiday. >> carrie fisher responds to harsh comments about her appearance as she gets even more "star wars"attention. it is 24 degrees in great falls
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believe the warm temperatures. >> probably part of the reason those folks in air canada plane encountered some turbulence there, as well. things are all right. now to the political heat turned up in the race for the white house as donald trump unleashes a new assault on the clintons. >> as trump insists that former president clinton is fair game bringing up monica lewinsky, some critics point to what trump himself once said about that in the past. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: there's just one word to describe it. >> we view this as war. don't we view this as war? >> reporter: in donald trump's direct line of fire? >> hillary is a disaster. hillary doesn't have a clue. she has lower energy than jeb bush. i just have to turn off the television so many times. she just gives me a headache. >> reporter: the gop front-runner who once called former president bill clinton's infidelity "totally unimportant" -- >> they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. >> reporter: now hurling his harshest words yet. >> and she wants to accuse me of things? and the husband's one of the great abusers of the world? give me a break.
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reaching fever pitch. in south carolina, trump supporters showing up by the thousands. trump opening up his private plane, trump force one. >> try not to scratch the woodwork. watch the ceiling, please. >> reporter: but the twice-divorced billionaire opening up his own private life to scrutiny, too. >> are your own personal indiscretions fair game in this campaign? >> yes, they would be. >> reporter: the clintons not commenting and this may be just the beginning. bill clinton goes out for his first solo trip campaigning on behalf of his wife in new hampshire on monday. donald trump has a campaign event just 20 miles away on the very same day. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. you know, it's interesting that trump in defense of his nice words for president clinton in 2008, he said those where is his obligation as a world class businessman. >> all around good guy then. >> yeah, so what does that make him now? >> by the way, should point out
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says he's going to spend $2 million every week on campaign ads and curious to see who he attacks. so many of his rivals are gaining some momentum including ted cruz, as well. coming up, do you sit too much. >> probably. we sit a lot. >> many medical experts say yes. that's not always healthy. expert advice for the new year. next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. her nurse. her personal assistant. her housekeeper. her cook. her accountant. when i starled taking care of mom, i didn't realize the challenge of playing so many roles. but above all, i'm still... her daughter. [announcer] visit aarp.org/caregiving to connect with experts and other caregivers. together we can better care for ourselves,
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we want to talk about sitting disease. what exactly is sitting disease? >> it's used to describe a cascade of negative effects they're linking to extended periods of sitting. the average american sits for eight to ten hours a day. they get in their car, commute to work, sit behind a desk eight hours, maybe more, commute home, sit at the dinner table in front of the tv, in bed, they're done. >> those eight hours that's just their facebook time not necessarily work, right? >> exactly. work on the side. >> how do we combat this? i know that life cycle that you guys go in and try to help people out with this. >> sure. some of the symptoms associated with this are you're at increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, musculoskeletal symptoms, as well. that's where yoga poses come in. >> all from sitting you have these problems. >> all from sitting extended periods of sitting. > all right.
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do in everyday life? >> there's some simple and effective poses that you can do the an your work station. >> i'm here. >> at the office. >> this is me sweating away on the scripts as i do every night. >> exactly. so you're not realizing that you're creating this and your posture is affected. you want to take a break-throughout your workday. and just take a moment, connect, breathe, and realize where you're holding your tension within your body. >> it's in the reena readses. all in the scripts. >> researchers say to combat sitting disease, every 20 minutes that you're sitting, get up for eight minutes. you can stand whether it's taking a conference call or just standing up and then two minutes of activity so that could be walking around the office, walking to the bathroom, 20-8-2. is there one other really quick tip? >> yes, so the seated twist. we didn't get to that. each direction. yep. and the other direction.
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>> and then just some simple head, neck and shoulder rolls. drop the chin to your chest and just start to work your head, neck and shoulder roll. straightforward. >> okay. >> so to each side and let the weight of your head drop so that the neck can lengthen, the jaw can relax and breath right through that. >> little movements can make a big difference. >> i feel a lot more relaxed in two seconds. right. but those reena scripts stres stress me out all the time. thank you so much. alexa and ginger from life cycle wellness. you're watching "world news now." now we can do with a drink. would that help? >> important message
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so kendis, i don't know about you, but many of us just couldn't get over how great carrie fisher looked repricing her role as princess leia in the new star wars movie "the force awakens." >> the star has been catching heat over her body image and now that she's taking on what some say is a double standard in hollywood. here's abc's amy beau robach. >> that iconic gold bikini from return of the jedi" and that pose on the poster for the original 1977 "star wars" blockbuster made carrie fisher and her alter ego princess leia the far away galaxy's ultimate
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now nearly 40 years later, the star wars her row enfacing backlash on social media. her age and appearance onstar wars the force awake ands under intense scrutiny. one critic tweeting age punched her in the face. another saying she looks old and unhealthy. never one to shy away from touchy subjects, she opened up to me earlier this month about slimming down to reprice the role of leia in the force awake nz." >> you physically transformed for this role. >> yes, i did. they told me to lose weight and in the first one, too. was that that big of a deal. no, they want to hire three-fourths of me. >> even admitting to good housekeeping uk for women in hollywood, looks to matter. i'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. that is so messed up. >> she's been vocal in saying hollywood is harder on aging
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>> i don't know who you are or where you came from. from now on, you do as i tell you, okay? >> many joining fisher in the fight against online haters posting comments you were my hero as a girl and now as a woman and carrie fish ser lik a fine wine. she only gets better with age. amy robach, abc news, new york. >> wow. she looked great. critics say it was mark hamill who was virtually unrecognizable. >> listen to the critic its, not the internet trolls. >> i wonder what you would look like in that role. >> is that me? >> you're unrecognizable, as well. >> unrecognizable. are you chewy? >> yes. >> i like it. we'll leave it at that.
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this morning on "world news now," major developments overnight in the affluenza teen case. >> ethan couch and his mother fugitives for weeks are moving closer to facing justice. new details about how police in mexico captured them. >> comedian charged bill cosby faces a judge after numerous complaints of sexual assault. how one woman's complaint landed him in court. >> take nothing chances on new year's eve, a million people crowding new york's times square. the police have new security tactics. >> and later today begins the college football semifinals. the nation's four best teams compete for the national championship. we'll preview the big bowl games on this thursday, it is december 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning on this new years eeb. i'm lauren lyster in for reena ninan. >> give her a warm "world news now" welcome. >> thank you, thank you.
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oh, yes, yes. a very warm welcome indeed. >> you've been all over the place recently with abc? >> yeah, i was just in the dallas area and san bernardino before that obviously a horrible store there but i'm happy to be with you, kendis. >> that's what they all say. >> okay. >> ladies love kg. >> all right. >> words never spoken before. of course, we'll start this half hour with the so-called affluenza teen. it could be days before he is returned to texas. >> yeah, ethan couch's deportation delayed by a judge in mexico. the 18-year-old seen here being moved from a dettion center in guadalajara to a larger facility in mexico city. >> his mother tonya is returning to u.s. soil after leaving mexico for los angeles last night to be turned over to federal marshals. abc's matt gutman with the latest. >> reporter: another legal reprieve for ethan couch and a mexican court staying his deportation to face a texas
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violations. the teej fugitive hiring lawyers here who have managed to keep them in this detention center for at least another three days. >> they could pay them as much money as they want to, to drag this thing out as long as they want to. >> reporter: but his mother not as lucky. tonya couch considered by police an accomplice in his escape bundled off to the u.s. >> the case we're filing against her for assisting him and hindering apprehension is a felony punishable by two to ten years. >> reporter: his american legal team invoking an affluenza argument for a drunk driving crash that killed four saying he was too spoiled to know right from wrong. it seemed to work. he got ten years probation. exclusive video shows the affluent family strolling into a low end grocer. ton yap chatting with the butcher. there's ethan. his blonde hair and goatee died blackalking with the butcher,
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and casually flipping up his hand to wave good-bye. >> thank you. >> two hours later, mexican police swooped in. abc news has learned the pair had burner phones one of which may have burned them. authorities say an order to domino's pizza tipped them off to their location. we watched as ethan was moved to an undisclosed location. immigration authorize are telling us he will remain in mexico from three days up to a couple months. matt gutman, abc news, guadalajara. >> for the first time, bill cosby is facing criminal charges for alleged sexual misconduct. the median is charged with aggravated indecent assault 1 years ago. it allegedly happened in his suburban philadelphia home so he was in a pennsylvania courtroom yesterday. prior cases have been civil lawsuits or the charges didn't stick. this time, a prosecutor feels he has a case. >> mr. cosby urged her to take
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and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances, and he committed aggravated indecent assault upon her. >> the statute of limitations would have run out next month. a frail looking cosby was released after posting 10% of his million dollar bail. he's due back in court in two weeks. >> the woman in this particular case had previously sued cosby and settle the civil lawsuit out of court. more than 50 other women have said cosby sexually abused them and many are saying these criminal charges are long overdue. more now from busy an's linsey davis davis. >> reporter: a host of women who claim to have been assaulted by bill cosby, even decades ago, may suddenly feel vindicated. >> now, it's time for him to be sorry. >> reporter: it was andrea constand's case that prompted 13 other women to come forward to her attorneys with the own allegations of sexual assault, offering to testify on her
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now prosecutors could turn to those accusers to strengthen their iminal case. since their cases were never prosecuted, pennsylvania law witnesses in a sexual assault case. in a deposition for constand's case released over the summer, when cosby was asked if he used quaaludes to illicit consensual sex in the past, he said yes. and since then, the number of women accusing cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape has risen to more than 50. the 78-year-old has long denied the allegations. >> i have been in this business 52 years, and i have never seen anything like this. >> reporter: erl this month, the man once recorded as america's favorite dad fought back filing a counter suit against seven of his accusers who had filed defamation suits against him. >> we are taking steps in order to right a wrong. >> reporter: the statute of limitations for pressing criminal charges has expired for
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several civil suits are in the works. this hotel was where he was deposed in the constand case. several alleged victims are hopeful the prosecutors will be able to use that case to put cosby behind bars. linsey davis, abc news, philadelphia. the friend of one of the shooters in the san bernardino massacre has been indicted on federal terror charges. those charges against enrique marquez include con sparing in previously planned attacks and making false statements when i he bought the guns used in the shootings. he's being held in federal custody without bond. >> authorities in turkey say they foiled a plot by i was in the capital city of ankara. police found suicide vests armed with bombs during raid on a home there. two suspects with in custody. new years fireworks have been canceled in belgium over fierce about terrorism. earlier in the week, police
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planning attacks in brussels during the holiday. police found isis propaganda during their investigation of the two men. >> troubles in the sky as turbulence hits an air canada flight heading from shanghai to toronto. at least 21 passengers were injured. the flight was diverted to calgary so the injured could be treated. more than a dozen people were taken to hospitals but no one was seriously hurt. there were 332 passengers on the jet along with 19 crew members. now to the flooding in the midwest which has killed more than 20 people. mississippi and other rivers expected to crest today but there's widespread damage already. major highways are closed. many people have been told to evacuate. it's the worst flooding since 1993, but that was in the summer. >> a flood in the winter is really dangerous. it's really cold out there. >> it's going to be awhile. >> in a phone call with governor
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federal help. no rain or snow in the flood zone today but temperatures are cold. here's justin povick at accuweather. >> thanks and good morning to you, as well. on this final day of 2015, we are concerned about some brutal cold over the northern portion of the country. more so icy conditions over the southwest and some soaking showers in to the southeast. let's break it down here more in depth. we're concerned about lake-effect snow which could be very heavy over the course of the next coup of days off all of the great lakes. kendis and lauren, back to you. >> our thanks to justin there. in russia, ringing in the new year with. >> whatelse. >> an underwater christmas celebration. what else? divers braved the frigid temperatures to decorate a tree. this is similar to the tree in your living room but with bulbs and garlands but this is 33 feet beneath the waters of a chilly lake in siberia.
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costumes like santa claus and some were in tutus. they dance around the tree and drink plenty of wineobviously. how do they do that. >> why not vodka? you're in russia. >> i'm not clear how they drink the wine under there. the tradition dates back 20 year the water is very cold. it's beak freeze. it's about 35 degrees fahrenheit. >> it's really cold. i'm sure they have a couple wet suits on and all that. that's how you celebrate new years in that part of russia. >> siberia. >> okay. coming up "in the mix" new research about new years resolutions and successfully making them stick. >> also ahead, keepinghe crowd safe. the tactics by police at new york's times square. >> today's college football excitement. the bowl games you have to see. our own football commissioner is here with this preview. >> and with 20,000 instagram followers isn't it time you
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in paris, security is tight and some new year's eve celebrations canceled. the fireworks display to ringing in 2016 has been scrapped. all of this because of those deadly terror attacks in november which left 130 dead. about 60,000 police and troops
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police say 80% of city's officers are on duty. >> there's new vigilance here in new york city, as well because of the threats. >> nonetheless, the countdown to 20161 on with a million people expected to cram into tiles square right here in new york. and there's an unprecedented effort to keep everyone safe. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: security sitening ahead across the nation, following worldwide threats by isis and other terror groups. in new york city, an estimated 1 million revelers expected to pack into about 20 blocks in an around times square. >> we are not aware of any threat at this time that we deem credible. >> reporter: but they are not taking any chances. the nypd deploying 6,000 heavily armed officers throughout ti square, more than ever before. and the police presence won't just be down there in times square. thnypd will have helicopters in the air and officers on rooftops monitoring the festivities below.
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handed out to officers this year, so they can share information or pictures quickly about potential threats, helping them keep everyone here safe. and with these security measures, authorities here say new york city, on new year's eve, will be the safest place in the world. gio benitez, abc news, new york. and it won't be as cold as in previous years. i was just in times square last night. i was walking around. as you take a look now, it is fairly quiet right now. last night it was packed with a vendors. >> you stole some of their hats. >> why couldn't i have just bought it? i stole their hats. >> i thought you meant the people out there. >> oh, my word. welcome. they already have the gear already. it's already marked up for 2016. we're almost ready for 2016. this is what it will look like in just about 20 hours from now. jack's not ready.
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>> you'd better believe i am, baby. >> he is ready. >> now my hair's going to be all messed up. >> for now we'll party like it's 2015. >> you look beautiful in these. >> because you can't see my face. >> that's what i'm saying. coming up in our next half hour, an the hot new trend in tv. the true crime series. >> you had to take the glasses off, didn't. >> you unlike crime dra maz of the past, this new breed is subjective and more activism with plenty of criticism. >> our own football commissioner previews the big bowl games next. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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abc stations. there are 16 million children struggling with hunger in america. that's 1 in 5 daughters, sons, neighbors, and classmates who don't know where their next meal is coming from. yet billions of pounds of good food go to waste every year. it's time we do something about it. feeding america is a nationwide network of food banks that helps provide meals to millions of kids and families in need. visit feedingamerica.org to help them feed even more. together we can solve hunger. together, we're feeding america. the college football season started over labor day weekend, and it is now the morning of new year's eve and the season's
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so here to talk about the big games coming up today andll jacked is jack sheehan. jack, what's going on, man. >> what is going on is year number two of the college football playoff. let's get into it. the nation's number one team, clemson, the clemson tigers. last time we saw clemson, they were beating up on the university of north carolina in the acc title game. clemson's got the participation's longest win streak. 16 games led by heisman finalist desean watson, the quarterback not to mention coach dabo sweeney. he's a colorful character. clemson never trailed in a game in the fourth quarter this year. they might need all four quarts because they're taking on oklahoma. the oklahoma sooners. last time out they absolutely destroyed oklahoma state. oklahoma is the big 12 champions. >> okay. >> seven straight wins since dropping one against texas. a lot of people calling them the most balanced team in the
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we'll see about that. this is the fifth ever meeting between clemson and oklahoma. they're 2-2. last year, they played in a bowl game. clemson won that one, 40-6. that wasn't even close. yeah. the experts in the desert say oklahoma though are the favorites. moving on, alabama. the only repeat player in this year's college football playoff. they're 12-1. scc champions. last time out we saw them beat up on florida. alabama's led by none other than heisman trophy winner derek henry. a pretty good player. they're also pretty good on defense. number two overall in the country. they are taking on michigan state. michigan state spartans big 10 champions 12-1. we remember a 22-play drive where they won the game against iowa. but really, michigan state is best remembered for the most memorable play of the college football season.
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punt here. let's just say it didn't happen. michigan state returning that ball for a touch down. win that game. alabama big favorites in this bowl game, 8 1/2, 9 1/2 points. clemson, oklahoma 4:00 today on espn followed by alabama and michigan state 8:00. another big match-up tomorrow, ohio state, notre dame. two teams that and waed to be in the playoffs. they're not. the buckeyes are 11-1. last time out, we saw them destroy michigan 42-13. we'll see what happens with this one. irish 10-2. they came up a little short against stanford. they had tons of injuries the whole season. soldiered on throughout. kendis, let's be honest. the commish is a notre dame supporter. >> can't we be impartial? >> for this one no -- we can't. irish burn the boats.
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ohio state, notre dame haven't played in a decade. oddly named games coming up on saturday, kansas state and arkansas, oregon and tcu on espn. the best most oddly named football game this bowl season, the tax slayer bowl. >> the tax slayer bowl. penn state versus georgia. penn state 7-5, georgia 9-3. the last time these two teams played penn state won the so. >> tax slayer bowl. >> now they're in the tax slayer bowl. let's get out of here after that. >> sponsored by the treasur department no doubt. that's a weird name. the commish, thanks very much. more "world news now" straight ahead. >> no irish. >> let's be a little bit more impartial. [cough, cough] mike? janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it.
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time now for "the mix" and it is almost 2016, which, of course, you know what that means? time to get working on your 2015 resolutions. >> what's yours? >> from 2015? i don't know. to lose weight. i failed miserably on that. for 2016 though, there are a lot of researchers saying here are some keys to keeping those resolutions. of course, as soon as the ball drops on a new year, a lot of people are like we're going to lose weight and do a bunch of stuff. they came up with five simple theories what to do including making it public. so instead of keeping that resolution to yourself, say to your friends that yeah, you're going to dump that no good cheating lying stealing creepy boyfriend or girlfriend of yours by january 2nd and they will hopefully hold you to it or set milestone markers that are realistic as opposed to saying in 2016, you'll be done with
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they say make it another year. set different milestones. >> or don't make one and then you don't have to break it. >> take a look at this t-shirt. old navy is under fire for it. it's a children's shirt and it says young aspiring artist but that is crossed off and there's another profession underneath, astronaut or president. i thought it seems innocent enough but the internet reacted and artists we upset. here are some of the tweets. thanks was an old navy for telling kids art is a less viable career path than astronaut. that one is purportedly from a working artist. several of these were upset about the t-shirt and hey, guess what, old navy people pulled it. we have a response. they are sorry. they said they would never intentionally offend anyone and as a result of feedback, they've decided to discontinue the design and will working to remove the item from their stores. >> the future t-shirts would wipe out retailers as opposed to artists.
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last year's buildup to the super bowl with marshawn lynch. >> i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. >> sewed 29 times. he repeated that mantra. i'm here so i won't get find. guess what, now he has patented it with the office there in alexandria, virginia. now he can sell t-shirts and he can sell items with it on there. >> pretty genius. >> it is brilliant. what else we got? >> do we have time for the last one? no time for the last one. there it is. beautiful cake. it's looks like an optical illusion but really this cake artist did it with an air brush.
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this morning on "world news now," facing a judge. bill cosby accused by a long list of women of sexual assault. the case that brought the comedian to court after so many years. flood emergency. the overflowing rivers in missouri and illinois. the human toll. today's evacuations and who is sending help on a miserable holiday. >> and new this half hour, what may be an advance in robotics. >> developers say this robot may look and act more like a human than previous creations. is this innovative or just creepy? >> interesting. in "the skinny," leonardo dicaprio explains why he passed up a role in one of the biggest movie franchises ever. it is thursday, new year's eve, december 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. it's new year's eve. >> we made it to new year's eve. >> through another year. i'm lauren lyster. >> i'm kendis gibson.
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new year's effective. >> i'm so happy to be here. >> we're going to get started this half hour on a sad note for many people and really a serious one, the first criminal charges against comedian bill cosby for sexual abuse. for the first time, the frail looking 78-year-old appeared in court. >> yeah, he did. >> he was then fingerprinted, photographed and released on bail. abc's marci gonzales rorts from pennsylvania. >> god bless you, brother. >> thank you. >> reporter: bill cosby walking into court. >> h do you respond to the charges? >> reporter: he was arraigned a felony aggravated indecent assault charge, allegations brought by a woman here in pennsylvania, re-examined by police, leading to the comedian's arrest. the charges coming just a month before the statute of limitations expired on the accusation made by andrea constand, the former temple university employee claiming cosby, her former mentor and friend, sexually assaulted her
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>> mr. cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances. >> reporter: when constand first made the accusations, prosecutors decided there wasn't enough evidence to pursue the case and constand later settled with cosby in civil court. but prosecutors say incriminating statements cosby made in a recently released deposition in that case led them in part to reopen the criminal investigation, cosby admitting that he had given quaaludes to women but saying the pills he gave constand were benadryl insisting what followed was consensual. cosby's been accused of drugging and assaulting dozens of women over decades, but this is the first time he's been criminally charged. and cosby is scheduled to be back here in court on january 14th. kendis and lauren? >> of course, there's going to be a lot of coverage of that.
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really taken on this topic. this is the headline for tomorrow by the way. in an editorial the daily news calling him a predatory step uncle. bill cosby there. and in it, you can see one he said and so many she said, she said, she said, making a point there. >> those she saids representing the multiple women, more than 55 accusations against bill cosby asserting he said versus all of those she saids. but the paper certainly pulling mo punches in that one that wi hit newstands today. >> it's going to be quite a trial. the other big story this morning, ethan couch's deportation has been delayed by a judge in mexico. 9 so-called affluenza teen is seen here being moved from a detention center in guadalajara to an immigration facility in mexico city. once returned to the u.s., couch faces charges of violating his parole from a drunk driving accident which killed four. >> his case is still under juvenile law. as messed up as it is, he'll probably only be able to sentence him to 120 days
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>> couch's mother tonya is returning to u.s. soil. she's being turned over to federal marshals in los angeles. we turn our focus to the weather disaster taking place in the midwest right now where entire communities are underwater. >> residents ordered to evacuate or await rescue from the floodwaters anseveral interstate highways are closed because of flooding. abc's elizabeth hur is in st. louis. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: kendis and lauren, good morning to you. here in st. louis, you cannot get far without running into one of these road closure signs especially along the mississippi river because if you can believe it, that river is still rising. >> near the iconic st. louis arch, the mighty mississsspi river has spilled over its banks. residents have been evacuated and others say they haven't seen a flooding like this in more than 20 years. >> back in '93, we had a week's notice that it was going to get bad. this time it popped up in two days.
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highways are closed. entire neighborhoods cutoff. in union, this mcdonald's surrounded by floodwaters almost to its roof, and this gas station nearly submerged. similar sights seen across the state. businesses and homes underwater. >> the water's come up really fast. >> some store owners tried to save whatever they could but they were no match for the rising waters. >> brutal. we just are working to get everything out. didn't get it all but got what we could. >> reporter: it's a race against crested yet. >> we're all going to get through it. just got work together as he aehe a community and get through it. >> reporter: north of st. louis in austin, the river is expected flood stage. will reach their highest level in decades. more's governor has called in what we have behind me are actual streets and walking trails that are completely underwater and so with the water level so high, it is hard to
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mississippi river has yet to crest. kendis and lauren? >> thank you, elizabeth. that's pretty incredible. >> incredible scenes there. >> and in today's forecast, a cold blast in the mississippi river valley flood zone. heavy snow possible around the great lakes. downpours from new orleans to charlotte. dry and windy in the southwest. >> temperatures in the teens in the twin cities. 20s in great falls, montana and chicago. 30s in portland and kansas city. 40s in new york and boston. 50s in dallas and washington, d.c. to new york city now and a solemn good-bye for the police detective and soldier killed four days before christmas in a suicide bomb attack in afghanistan. thousands lined the streets of new york city for joseph lemm also known affectionately as superman. in a touching scene, his 4-year-old son gave his dad a final salute as the coffin walked before him. the mayor and police
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paying their respects at st. patrick's cathedral. five others were also killll in that attack. in chicago, major changes coming to the city's police department. this follows several controversial and deadly shootings. mayor rahm emanuel says officers must be better trained and less confrontational. the police department will boost the number of tasers available. every patrol car will be eqed with a taser by june 1st. protesters have been demanding the mayor's resignation. >> okay, let's move to presidential politics now and a major shift in strategy y r jeb bush campaign. bush has canceled planned advertising in theheey states of south carolina and iowa. staff members from the miami headquarters are being sent to those states. bush once considered the front-runner failed to gain traction in the crowded republican field. yeah, the actual front-runner donald trump continues his attacks on bush and on hillary clinton. speaking at a rally in south both of his rivals as enemies
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war. and trump hurled his harshest words yet at bill clinton. >> the husband wants to come and she wants to acccce me of things d the husband is onenef the great abusers of the world, give me a break. > ted cruz who has been gaining in the polls against trump announced he raised nearly $20 million since october. okay, now to a health alert giving birth at home may be more risky than going to a hospital. more and more women are opting for birth centers or at home deliveries. those babies are at greater risk we're told of complications but the differences in the oregon study were very slight. out of hospital b bths were also less likely to involve c-sections so there are no advantages either way. all right. you might say some medical marijuana now answers to a higher calling, so to speak. the medical marijuana products of a new york company have been certified as kosher. the largest group that decides such matters.
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should remove the stigma of using pot to relieve pain and nausea not only for jews but for other people, as well. >> it is kosher now. >> it's kosher. >> i'm sure there's organic pot somewhere out there. >> you seem to know a lot, kendis. to singaporerend the world's st -- >> research. >> all right. let's move on to a robot. how about that? this is the world's most human-like robot, already hard at work as a receptionist. >> oh, wow. so this is nadine, a receptionist as the university where she was developed. she remembers visitors smiles, shakes hands. she can even know the words to pop songs as you can see there. it's not just her appearance that's life-like. > no, nadine's software is similar to that used by apple's siri and microsoft's cortana. her developers say it's just a
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so-called social robots can become a nanny or a companion for the elderly. >> i don't know about leaving yo kids with a robot, kendis. even one that can sing. >> speeneven rolling in the deep? >> you can have them sing >> what is that sound effect? oh. >> i see. it's like a robot. >> they're coming for our jobs i think is the point. >> yes. coming up in "the skinny," the stars getting ready for high profile roles in the "finding nemo" movie sequel. >> also ahead, the new tv trend telling stories out real life crimes. but there's something missing with this new breed of programming and critics are speaking up. >> real life drama in alaska involving a mysterious plane crash and the possible conflict between a husband and wife. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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this sad scene from miami. five people killed after a driver sped the wrong way on the interstate. authorities say the 23-year-old california woman side swiped one vehicle. she then hit another one head-on killing all four people in that car and herself. three family members were among the victims. police are trying to find out why the woman was driving the wrong way. at least 21 passengers were injured after severe turbulence hit n air canada flight from shanghai to toronto. the flight was diverted to calgary so the injured could be treated. among those hurt three children. paramedics met the 777 jumbo jet
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more than a dozen were taken to nearby hospitals. one passenger described the ordeal as hellish. >> it was just like you were in a roller coaster. the plane was just go down like very straight like go down and lots of screaming. >> luckily, no one was serusly injured and most were treated for neck and back injuries. there were 33232assengers along with 19 crew members. now to alaska and new details after that deadly small plane crash that took place in anchorage that killed the pilot. >> investigators say he may have intentionally slammed the plane into his wife's office building. abc's david kerley has the latest. >> reporter: this fiery crash into an office building. >> just total shock. you n't think that could happen in downtown anchorage. >> reporter: -- stunned residents. but was it an accident? the fbi leading the investigation is saying very little. but as crews removed the wreckage of the small cessna, some unusual clues or coincidences. the pilot, doug demarest, a
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which is an auxiliary of the u.s. air force, took the plane around 6:00 in the morning without authorization. and he struck the building, where his wife, katherine demarest, works as a lawyer. she was not in the building at the time. from the damage, it appears the plane flew in from the west, hit that first building where the wife works, then crashed inta second building, bursting into flames. also, neighbors say police and medics were at the couple's home the nighthtefore the crash. authorities sasano one was taken to the hospital, and no crime had been comtted. an aviation investigator is quoted as saying evidence but no one is saying what that evidence is. david kerley, abc news, washington. next to a major hollywood snub. >> and finding two new voices for the "finding nemo" sequel. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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be darth vader in star wars 2 and 3. >> having been recently off his high profile role in titanic, he said he turned the role down uneasy with his new status as an international heartthrob. not ready to dive back into another block buster. >> poor guy. >> it is so tough. he even rejected the lead in spider-man instead opting for more artist mick roles in "the beach" and "the man in the iron mask." we have him to blame for hayden christenson. >> since "finding nemo" dory has made no friends. the new creatures will have familiar voices, as well. of course, witit dory voiced by ellen degeneres. >> don't cry, mommy. don't cry. >> i remembered something. that's not possible. is it? is it like a picture in your head? >> disney sharing new concept art of the upcoming sequel featuring the new friends bailey
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>> bailey is voiced by ty burrell ty burrell and destiny has the voice of "it's always sunny in philadelphia"'s kaitlin olson. "finding dory" swims into theaters june 17th. of course, we have this important disclaimer about the movie. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> uncle walter? >> i don't know who that is. >> speaking of disney and our parent company fresh off its phenomenal success with "star wars" "the force awakens" comes a hint of more exciting news also involving harrison ford. >> during an interview with bloomberg, disney ceo bob iger chatting about what's on the horizon for lucas film dropping the hint that indiana jones w be coming back. >> earlierer this year, a release date rumored for the movie. steven spielberg, harrison ford have been open about reuniting. and again, this important disclaimer. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> where is that coming from? >> you should know.
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>> micky? >> all right. and staying tuned maybe a little too closely to the kardashians. >> she's arguably the social media superstar of the family. now 1-year-old kylie jenner has revealed t t elle uk that she plans to quit instagram some day. she has 46 million followers and has received more than a billion likes to her posts this year alone. >> that's incredible. a billion. she says, once she has a kid, she'll "probably delete my instagram account and i don't know, live my life." . she's 18. when is she going to have a kid? anytime soon? >> to think we celebrated 20,000 followers on instagram. >> there are a lototf followers for those young ladies.. >>oming up, one of the hottest w trends on tv is a new ki of crime story. >> leading the pac is netflix's making a murderer. but are these true crime stories really just stretching the truth? you're watching "world news
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of course, who could forget that theme song? television crime dramas have delighted generations of tv viewers over the decades but there's a a w breed of true crime series taking tv and the inteteet by storm. >> of course, it's generating a lot of controversy with authorities sayinghese shows are responsible for a miscarriage of justice. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: netflix "making a murderer" unravels the case of steven avery, a wisconsin man who served 18 years behind bars for a sexual assault he didn't commit only to be rearrested for murder. the series sows serious doubts about the murder case. >> it rolls out almost like a soap opera, gets people truly invested in the story and clearly, feeling incredibly passionate about it. reporter: so much so, local authorities say they have
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from people who support avery. bombarding them with hostile tweets, even scathing reviews on yelp. the former prosecutor practically accused of framing avery for murder sent us a point by point rebuttal of the filmmaker's case calling the series irresponsible adding netflix should either provide an opportunity for rebuttal or alert the viewers the series was$% produced by and for the defense of steven avery. >> we feel our process was very thoughtful. we were always concerned with accuracy and fairness. true crime stories have been pular for years starting with "dragnet." but this new wave of true crime is different with story tellers taking sides. hbo's "jinx" resulted in new murder charges being brought against millionaire robert durst. for better or worse, these series are trial by media. >> social media is a double-edged sword.
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powerful in forcing government officials to act. on the other hand, it can lead to overreactions depending on the situation. >> reporter: david wrighgh abc news, new york. and so many newspapers including "variety" have that particular series "making murderer" among the top ten lists of the best tv series of this year. it's a docu-series, of course. >> you were just talking about it, all the buzz surrounding it. >> a lot of people are looking forward to it. >> oh, hey. >> hello, officer. >> at least i'm in the driver's seat. i like it. >> that's the way we like it. hello, officer don't miss our updates on facebook. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades."
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decades. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for reena
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>> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." at least 21 pple are dead in the midwest after flooding with major rivers in the st. louis area resting today. it's the worst flooding in more than 22 years and maybe ever. more details and accuweather's forecast in a moment. >> a solemn farewell for joseph lemm, a new york police detective and military member killed in a suicide bomb attacking in afghanistan. thousands paid their rpects at new york's st. patrick's cathedral. >> with the countdown to 2016 on right now, 1 million expected in times square tonight amid unprecedented security. 6,000 heavily armed officers will be patrolling the party zone. >> no winning werball ticket was drawn last night. so the jackpot grows to at least $334 million in saturday night's drawing. those are some of our top
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on this thursday, december 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we begin this half hour with the deadly floods in the midwest. thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed. thousands of people have had to evacuate. >> the flooding is some of the worst ever. abc's rob marciano is in the flood zone. >> reporter: already swollen missouri rivers still rising. news helicopters catching dramatic rescues. first responders using a ladder truck to rescue this man from hihi water. the man on that roof with his dog told rescuers he'd been there all night. hundreds of homes evacuated. federal officials watching at least 19 major levees for possible breaches. more than 200 state roads shut down for miles. >> it's pretty unreal. this is supposed to be two major highways. >>eporter: interstate 44, a major artery. carrying 100,000 cars a day. entire towns like sherman cut off. >> this is the first time in 77 years this has ever happened, according to my grandmother. >> reporter: the flooding
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20 deaths in missouri and illinois alone. most killed in cars, driving on flooded roadways. 20,000 without water after flood waters overpoweredhis treatment plant. you're going to be without water for how long? >> i have a 4-year-old and a 6-month-old baby. so it's going to be fun. >> reporter: missouri's national guard called up. here, manning the sandbags. the water from the meramec river almost all the way out to those traffic lights at all-time record levels. it will be feeding into the mississippi along with a number of large rivers like the missouri, the ohio and arkansas river. so the mississippi will see some flooding issues over the next couple of weeks. rob marciano, abc news, valley park, missouri. >> and from floods to a cold snap, freezing temperatures hit the middle of the country this new year's eve. >> coverage continues with meteorologist justin povovk. what's up? >> reporter: kendis, lauren, it's the final day of 2020 and we're finishing things off on a very cold note.
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ground over the northern tier of states. a couple of concern areas, lake-effect snow off the great lakes and the northeast. showers along the gulf coast. we don't show it here. there is going to be very gusty winds coming into southern california. and again, that's because of high pressure. so there could be some flight delays around l.a. and also san diego and this goes right into friday, as well. speaking of friday, the first day of 2016, we're concerned about some lake effect snow showers coming off the great lakes. still some sun though up te interstate 95 corridor. kendis, lauren, back over to you. >> our thanks to justin at accuweather. at least 21 air canada passengers were injured after their shanghai to toronto flight hit severe turbulence. the flight was diverted to calgary, alberta. more than a dozen people went t the hospital. but no one seriously injured. there were 332 passengers on board the jumbo jet along with 19 crew members. the friend of one of the shooters in the san bernardino massacre has been indicted on
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those charges against enrique marquez include conspiring in a pair of previously planned attacks and making false statements when he bought the guns that were used in the shootings. marquez is being held in federal custody without t nd. >> psecutors say the woman accused of intentionally plowing her car into a crowd on the las vegas strip had pot in her system. they also say it's unlikely she will be charged with driving under the influence. one person was killed and dozens others injured 11 days ago. holloway is facing murder and child endangerment charges. the texas affluenza teen has been moved to an immigration facility now in mexico city. a judge delayed the deportation hearing for ethan couch by at least three days. it could take several weeks before the case is resolved. couch's mother is being returned to the u.s. where she could face serious charges. >> we certainly will push to have her prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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the subject of an intense international manhunt since they disappeared earlier this month. caitlyn jenner settled a lawsuit in connection with a fatal a terrific accident in malibu last february. jessica steindorf was driving one of the four cars involved in the accident. terms of the settlement to be paid by jenner's insurance settlement were not disclosed. she still faces two other lawsuits as a result of the accidents. >> he's gone from america's favorite dad to criminal suspect. bill cosby facing felony charges for sexual abuse. he's been accused before but those were civil suits settled out of court. this time he's facing crimimal jail time. the latest from abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: a frail bill cosby walking into a criminal court. the once venerated comedian appearing before a pennsylvania judge to face a charge of aggravated indecent assault of this woman -- andrea constand. >> these charges stem from a
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on an evening in early 2004 at mr. cosby's home e cheltenham township, montgomery county. >> reporter: cosby met constand through her job with the temple university basketball team. court documents say he gave her three blue pills he claimed were "herbal", saying they would "make her feel good and take the edge off", calling them "three friends to help her relax" and asked her to "taste the wine." within minutes, "she began experiencing blurred vision and difficulty speaking." cosby then telling her to lie down, accordininto the criminal complaint, and assaulted her while she remained "frfren" and "paralyzed." criminal charges were not filed at the time. constand later filed a civil suit against cosby. but that ended in a confidential settlement. depositions from that case were unsealed this past july. there, cosby insists the pills were "benadryl," describing the "consensual." still, it was those depositions that led prosecutors to now file criminal charges. >> reopening this case was our
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>> reporter: authorities in pennsylvania brought the felony charge as the 12-year statute of limitations will run out next month. lawyers for other accusers hope this will help their cases, as well. more than 50 women have accused bill cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape which he has consistently denied. >> this is a stunning development. clearly now, they believe they have new evidence and new ammunition that they thihi can convicicbill cosby. >> reporte cosby was released on $1 million bail. his mug shot was taken. he was fingerprinted. had to surrender his passport and was ordered not to contact the victim. cosby's lawyers releasing a statement to abc news saying, "make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge. >> the judge ended cosby's court appearance at this local courthouse by saying good luck, sir, and he answered thank you. his next court appearance, january 14th.
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>> to another criminal investigation, this one launched into the blue bell creamery's handling of a deadly listeria outbreak. contaminated ice cream was linked to at least three deaths and dozens of illnesses. investigators want to know what blue bell executives knew about the outbreak a a how they responded to it. >> listen to this. a maryland father feeling pressure at macy's complained to the store and made a difference. he went to the store with a crying 4-month-old daughter or child with a dirty diaper. anthony left the store without spending money because he was unable to find a changing table in the men's restroom. frustrated he decided to write a letter to macy's ceo. e store made changes and sent hip a gift card. >> okay. they sent him a gift card and they also -- >> made a change. you should be able to change your kid in the men's room. fathers have kids, too. >> yes. a woman in new york city is trying to reunite a wedding ring
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jean remeny ordered a pair of men's jeans from neiman marcus for her husband as a christmas present. >> while trying on the jeans, her husband found the ring in one of the pockets. it's either white gold or sterli silver with a date engraved on it. it's still a mystery how the wedding band ended up in the pocket. but that's pretty incredible. >> that is pretty incredible. >> maybe there's a husband trying to lose his wedding ring at the time. >> oh, wow. >> 0 conspiracy theory. you never know. >> neiman marcus is working to figure out what happened. and. >> how it got there in tyson's >> coming up, getting healthier in the new yeaand overcoming problems from sitting too much. >> also ahead, even harsher comments from nald trump to bill and hillary clinton. the campaignt growing on this holiday. >> carrie fisher responds to harsh comments about her appearance as she gets even more "star wars" attention. it is 24egrees in great falls today. by the way, tickets are still available for tonight's masquerade ball taking place at
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>> probably part of the reason those folks in air canada plane encountered some turbulence there, as well. now to the political heat turned up in the race for the white house as donald trump unleashes a new assault on the clintons. >> as trtrp insists that former president t inton is fair game bringing up monica lewinsky, some critics are pointing to what trump himself once said about that in the past. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the's just one word to describe it. >> we view this as war. don't we view this as war? >> reporter: in donald trump's direct line of fire? >> hillary is a disaster. hillary doesn't have a clue. she has lower energy than jeb bush. i just have to turn off the television so many times. she just gives me a headache. >> reporter: the gop front-runner who once called former president bill clinton's infidelity "totally unimportant" -- >> they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. >> reporter: now hurling his harshest words yet. >> and she wants to accuse me of things? and the husband's one of the
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>> reporter: this heated battle reaching fever pitch. in south carolina, trump supporters showing up by the thousands. trump opening up his p pvate plane, trump force one. >> try not to scratch the woodwork. watch the ceiling, please. >> reporter: but the twice-divorced billionaire opening up his own private life to scrutiny, too. >> are your own personal indiscretions fair game in this campaign? >> yes, they would be. >> reporter: the clintons not commenting and this may be just the beginning. bill clinton goes out for his very first solo trip, campaigning on behalf his wife in new hampshire on monday. donald trump has a campaign event just 20 miles away on the very same day. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. you know, it's interesting that trump in defense of his nice words for president clinton in 2008, he said that those were his obligation as a world class businessman. >> just an over all all around good guy then. >> yeah, so what does that make him now? >> by the way, should point out
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million every week on campaign ads and curious to see who he attacks. so many of his rivals are gaining some momentum including ted cruz, as well. coming up, do you sit too much? >> probably. we sit a lot. >> many medical experts say yes. and that's not always healthy. some expert advice for the new year. next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. this from our abc stations. her nurse. her personal assistant. her housekeeper. her cook. her accountant. when i starled taking care of mom, i didn't realize the challenge of playiyi so many roles. but above all, i'm still... her daughter. [announcer] visit aarp.org/caregiving to connect with experts and other caregivers. togethere can better care for ourselves,
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what exactly is sitting disease? >> sitting disease is used to describe a cas said of negative effects they're now linking to extended periods of sisiing. the average american sits for eight to ten hours a day. they getn their car, commute to work, sit behind a desk eight hours, maybe even more, getn their car, commute home, sit at the dinner table in front of the tv, in bed, they're done. their facebook time not >> exactly. work on the side. >> how do we combat this? i know thahalife cycle that you guys go in and t t to help people out with this. >> sure. some of the symptoms associated with this are you're at an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, zients, stroke, but there are also musculoskeletal symptoms, as well. that's where yoga poses come in. >> all from sitting you have these problems. >> all from sitting extended riods of sitting. > all right. so what are some things we can
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>> there's some simple and effective poses that you can do at your work station. >> i'm here. >> at the office. >> this is me sweating away on the scripts as i do every night. >> exactly. so you're not realizing that you're creating this like hunch and your posture is affected. you want to take a break throughout your workday. and just take a moment, coect, breathe, andndealize where u're holding your tension within your body. >> it's in the reena reads. it's all in scripts. >> researchers say to combat sitting disease, every 20 minutes that you're sitting, get up for eight minutes. you can stand whether it's taking a conference call or just standing up and then two minutes of activity so that could be walking around the office, it could be walking to the bathroom, 20-8-2. is there onether really quick tip? >> yes, so the seated twist. we didn't get to that. each directi. yep. and the other direction. yeah. >> all right.
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head, neck and shoulder rolls. drop the chin to the center of your chest and just start to work your head, neck and shoulder roll. straightforward.d. >> okay. >> so to each h de and let the weight of your head drop so that the neck can lengthen, the jaw can relax and breath right through that. >> little movements like that can make a big difference. >> i feel a lot more relaxed in two seconds. right. but those reena scripts stress me out all the time. thank you ladies, so much. alexa and ginger from life cycle wellness. you're watching "world news now." now we can do with a drink. would that help? drink. would that help? >> important message
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so kendis, i don't know about you, but many of us just couldn't get over how great carrie fisher looked reprising her role as princess leia in the new star wars movie "the force awakens." >> she did look pretty good. the 59-year-old star has been catch agheat over her body image and now that she's taking on what some say is a double standard in hollywood. here's abc's amy robach. >> that iconic gold bikini from "return of the jedi" and that seductive pose on the poster for the original 1977 "star wars" blockbuster made care-fisher and her alter ego princess leia the
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now nearly 40 years later, the star wars her row zs heroin he facing backlash on social media. her age and appearance on "star wars: the force awakens" under intense scrutiny. one critic tweeting age punched her in the face. another saying she looks old and unhealthy. never one to shy away from touchy subjects, she opened up to me earlier this month about slimming down to reprise the role of lele in "the force awakens." >> you physically transformed for this role. >> yes, i did. they told me to lose weight and they told me to lose weight in the first one, too. was that that big of a deal? no, they want to hire three-fourths of me. >> even admitting to good housekeeping uk for women in hollywood, looks do matter. saying i'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. at is so messed up. >> she's beeeevocal in saying hollywood is harder on aging actresses than it is on actors. >> i don't know who you are or where you came from.
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you, okay? >> many joining fisher in the fight against online haters posting comments like you were my hero as a girl and now as a woman. and carrie fisher is like a fine wine. she onlylyets better with age.e. amy robach, abc news, new york. >> wow. she looked great. critics say it was mark hamill who was virtually unrecognizable. >> listen to the critics, not the internet trolls. >> i wonder what you would look like in that role. >> is that me? >> you're unrecognizable, as well. >> unrecognizable. are you chewy? >> yes. >> i like it. we'll leave it at that. that's the news for this half
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this morning on "world news now," " jor developments overnight in the affluenza teen case. >> ethan couch and his mother, fugitives for weeks, are moving closer to facing justice. new details about how police in mexico captured them. comedian charged bill cosby faces a judge after numerous mplaints of sexual assault. how one woman's complaint landed him in court. taking no chances on new year's eve, a million people crowding new york's times square, the police have new security tactics. and later today begins the college football semifinals. the nation's four best teams compete for the national championship. we'll preview the big bowl games on this thursday, it is decemb 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> g gd morning on this new years eve. i'm lauren lyster in for reena ninan. >> give her a warm "world news now" welcome.
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just you clapping? oh, yes, yes. a very warm welcome indeed. >> you've been all over the place recently with abc? >> yeah, i was just in the dallas area and san bernardino before that -- obviously a horrible story there -- but i'm happy to be with you, kendis. >> that's what they all say. >> okay. >> ladies love kg. >> all right. >> words never spoken before. of course, we'll start this half hour with the so-called affluenza teen. it could be days before he is returned to texas. >> yeah, ethan couch's deportation delayed by a judge in mexico. the 18-year-old seen here being moved from a detention center in guadalajara to a larger facility in mexico city. >> his mother tonya is returning to u.ssoil after leaving mexico for los angeles last night to be turned over to federal marshals. abc's matt gutman with the latest. >> reporter: another legal reprieve for ethan couch and a mexican court staying his
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judge for alleged probation violations. the teen fugitive hiring lawyers here who have manageto keep them in this detention center for at least another three days. >> they could pay them as much money as they want to, to drag this thing out as long as they want to. >> reporter: but his mother not as lucky. tonya couch considered by police an accomplice in his escape bundled off to the u.s. >> the case we're filing against her for assisting him and hinderinapprehension is a felo punishable by two to ten years. >> reporter: his american legal argument for a drunk driving crash that killed four saying he was too spoiled to know right from wrong. it seemed to work. he got ten years probation. exclusive video shows the affluent family strolling into a low-end grocer. the 48-year-old tonya in the tank top chaing with the butcher.
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his blonde hair and goatee dyed black talking with the butcher, paying with pace sos for chicken and casually flipping up his hand to wave good-bye. >> thank you. >> two hours later, mexican police swooped in. abc news has learned the pair had d rner phones one of w wch may have burned them. authorities say an order to domino's pizza tipped them off to their location. we watched as ethan was moved to an undisclosed location. immigration authorities are telling us he will remain in mexico from three days up to a couple months. matt gutman, abc news, guadalajara. for the first time, bill cosby is facing criminal charges for alleged sexual misconduct. the comedian is charged with aggravated indecent assault 12 years ago. it allegedly happened in his suburban philadelphia home so he was in a pennsylvania courtroom yesterday. prior cases have been civil lawsuits or the charges didn't stick. this time, a prosecutor feels he has a case. >> mr. cosby urgededer to take
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drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances, and he committed aggravated indecent assault upon her. >> the state of limitations would have run out next month. a frail looking cosby was released after posting 10% of his million dollar bail. he's due back in court in two weeks. >> the woman in this particular case had previously sued cosby and settled the civil lawsuit out of court. more than 50 other women have said cosby sexually abused them and many are saying these criminal charges are long overdue. more now from abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: a host of women who clclm to have been assaulted by bill cosby, even decades ago, sorry.
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constand's case that prompted 13 other women to come forward to her attorneys with their own allegations of sexual assault, offering t ttestify on her behalf. now prosecutors could turn to those accusers to strengthen their criminal case. since their cases were never prosecuted, pennsylvania law allows them to testify as witnesses in a sexual assault case. in a deposition for constand's case released over the summer, when cosby was asked if he used quaaludes to illicit consensual sex in the past, he said yes. and since then, the number of women accusing cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape has risen to more than 50. the 78-year-old has long denied the allegations. >> i have been in this business 52 years, and i have never seen anything like this. >> reporter: earlier this month, america's favorite dad fought back filing a counter suit against seven of his accusers who had filed defamation suits against him. >> we are taking steps in order to right a wrong. >> reporter: the statute of criminal charges has expired for
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several civil suits are in the works. this hotel was where he was deposed in the constand case. several alleged victims are hopeful the prosecutors will be able to use that case to put cosby behind bars. linsey davis, abc news, philadelphia. the friend of one of the shooters in the san bernardino massacre has been indicted on federal terror charges. those charges against enrique marquez include conspiring in previously planned attacks and making false statements when he bought the guns used in the shootings. he's being held in federal custody without bond. authorities in turkey say foiled a plot by isis in the capital city of ankara. police found suicide vests armed with bombs during a raid on a home there. two suspects are in custody. new years fireworks have been canceled in belgium over fears about terrorism. earlier in the week, police arrested two people suspected of
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during the holiday. police found isis propaganda during their investigation of the two men. >> troubles in the sky as turbulence hits an air canada flight heading from shanghai to toronto. at least 21 passengers were injured. the flight was diverted to calgary so the injured could be treated. more than a dozen people were taken to hospitals but no one was seririsly hurt. there were 332 passengers on the jet along with 19 crew members. now to the flooding in the midwest which has killed more than 20 people. mississippi and other rivers expected to crest today but there's widespread damage already. major highways are closed. many people have been told to evacuate. it's the worst flooding since 1993, but that was in the summer. >> a flood in the winter is ally dangerous. it's really cold out there >> it's going to be awhile. >> in a phone call with governor nixon, president obama pledged federal help. no rain or snow in the flood
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re's justin povick at accuweather. >> thanks and good morning to you, as well. on this final day of 2015, we are concerned about some brutal cold over the northern portion of the country. more so icy conditions over the southwest and some soaking showers into the southeast. let's break it down here more in depth. we're concerned about lake-effect snow which could be very heavy over the course of the next coup days off all of the great lakes. kendis and lauren, back to you. >> our thanks to justin there. in russia, ringing in the new year with -- >> what else? >> what else? an underwater christmas celebration. what else? divers braved the frigid temperatures to decorate a tree. this is similar to the tree in your living room but with bulbs and garlands but this is 33 feet beneath the waters of a chilly lake in siberia. >> they dressed in festive
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some were in tutus. they dance aroununthe tree and drink plenty of wine obviously. obviously. but how do they do that? >> wine? why not vodka? you're in russia. >> i'm not clear how they drink the wine underhere. the tradition dates back 20 years. the water is very cold. it's beak freeze. it's about 35 degrees fahrenheit. . >> it's really cold. i'm sure they have a couple wet suits on and all that. that's h h you celebrate new years in that part of russia. >> siberia. >> okay. coming up "in the mix" new research about new years resolutions and successfully king them stick. also ahead, keeping the crowds safe for the country's biggest new year's eve celebration. the tactics by police at new york's times square. and ttay's college football excitement. the bowl games you have to see. our own football commissioner is here with this preview. and with 20,000 instagram followers, isn't it time you
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in and some new year's eve celebrations canceled. the fireworks display that was to ring in 2016 has been scrapped. all of this because of those deadly terror attacks in november which left 130 dead.
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are patrolling france, and paris police say 80% of city's officers are on duty. there's new vigilance here in new york city, as well, because of the threats. >> nonetheless, the countdown to 20161 on with a million people expected to cram in to times square right here in new york. and there's an unprecedented effort to keep everyone safe. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: security is tighteningngahead of new year's s eve celebrations across the nation, following worldwide threats by isis and other terror groups. in new york city, an estimated 1 pack into about 20 blocks in an around times square. >> we are not aware of any threat at this time that we deem credible. >> reporter: but they are not taking any chances. the nypd deploying 600 heavily armed officers throughout times and the police presence won't just be down there in times square. the nypd will have helicopters rooftops monitoring the
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about 20,000 smartphones were handed out to officers this year, so they can share information or pictures quickly about potential threats, helping them keep everyone here safe. and with these security measures, authorities here say new york city, on new year's eve, will be the safest place in the world. gio benitez, abc news, new york. and it won'te as cold as in previous years. i was just in times square last night. i was walking around. as you take a look now, it is fairly quiet right now. last night it was packed with a whole bunch of people and the vendors. >> you stole some of their hats. >> why couldn't i have just bought it? i stole their hats. >> i thought you meant the people out there. >> oh, my word. welcome. they already have the gear already. it's already marked up for 2016. we're almost ready for 2016. this is what it will look like in just about 20 hours from now. jack's not ready. jack, you ready?
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baby. >> he is ready. >> now my hair's going to be all messed up. >> for now we'll party like it's 2015. >> you look beautiful in these. >> because you can't see my face. >> that's what i'm saying. coming up in our next half hour, an the hot new trend in tv. the true crime series. >> you had to take the glasses off, didn't you? >> whoa. >> unlike crime dramas of >> you uike crime dramas of the past, this new breed is subjective and more actism with plenty of criricism. first, football excitent. our own football commissioner previews the big bowl games next. you're watching "world news now." >>nnouncer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. now"
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so here to talk about the big games coming up today and all jacked up is jack sheehan. jack, what's going on, man. >> what is going on is year number two of the college football playoff. let's get into it. the nation's number one team, clemson, the clemsigers. last time we saw clemson, theyey were beating up on the university of north carolina in the acc title game. clemson's got the nation's longest win streak, kendis. 16 games led by heisman finalist deshaun watson, the quarteack, not to mention coach dabo swinney. he's a colorful character. clemson never trailed in a game in the fourth quarter this year. they might need all four quarters because they're taking on oklahoma, the oklahoma sooners. last time out, they absolutely destroyed oklahoma state. oklahoma is the big 12 champions. >> okay. >> seven straight wins since dropping one against texas. a lot of people calling them the
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college football playoff. we'll see e out that. this is the fifth ever meeting between clemson and oklahoma. they're 2-2. last year, they played in a bowl game. clemson won that one, 40-6. that wasn't even close. yeah. the experts in the desert say oklahoma though e the favorites. moving on, alabama. the only repeat player in this year's college football playoff. they're 12-1. scc champions. last time out we saw them beat up on florida. alabama's led by none other than heisman trophy winner derek henry. a pretty gooplayerthey're also pretty good on defense. number two overall in the country. they are taking on michigan state. michigan state spartans big 10 champions 12-1. we remember a 22-play drive where they won the game against iowa. but really, michan state is best remembered for the most memorable play of the college football season.
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punt here. let's just say it didn't happen. michigan state returning that ball for a touchdown to win that game. alabama big favorites in this bowl game, 8 1/2, 9 1/2 points. clemson, oklahoma 4:00 today on espn followed by alabama and michigan state 8:00. another big match-up tomorrow, ohio state, notre dame. two teams that and waed to be in the playoffs. they're not. the buckeyes are 11-1. last time out, we saw them destroy michigan 42-13. we'll see what happens with this one. irish 10-2. they@came up a little short against stanford. they had tons of injuries the whole season. soldiered on throughout. keis, let's be honest. the commish is a notre dame supporter. >> can't we be impartial? >> for this one no -- we can't.
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the commish says go irish. ohio state, notre dame haven't played in a decade. oddly named games coming up on saturday, kansas state and arkans, oregon and tcu on espn. the best most oddly named football game this bowl season, the tax slayer bowl. >> the tax slayer bowl. penn state versus georgia. penn state 7-5, georgia 9-3. the last time these two teams play penn state won the national championship in 1983. so. >> tax slayer bowl. >> now they're in the tax slayer bowl. let's get out of here after that. >> sponsored by the treasury department no doubt. that's a weird name. the commish, thanks very much. more "world news now" " raight ahead. >> no irish. go, irish. >> let's be a little bit more impartial. [cough, cough] mike? janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it.o irish. go, irish. >> let's be a little bit more impartial.go irish. go, irish. >> let's be a little bit more
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cabc time time now for "the mix" and it is almost 2016, which, of course, you know what that means? time to get working on your 2015 resolutions. >> what's yours? >> from 2015? i don't know. i failed m merably on that. for 2016 though, there are a lot of researchers saying here are some keys to keeping those resolutions. of course, as soon as the ball drops on a new year, a lot of people are like we're going to lose weight and do a bunch of stuff. they came up with five simple theories on what to do including making it public. so instead of keeping that resolution to yourself, say to your friends that yeah, you're going to dump that no good cheating lying stealing creepy boyfriend or girlfriend of yoursrs by january it -- january 2nd, and they will hopefully hold you to it or set milestone markers that are realistic as opposed to saying in 2016, you'll be done with smoking by the end of the year,
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set different milestones. >> or don't make one and then you don't t ve to break it. >> take a look at this t-shirt. old navy is under fire for it. it's a children's shirt and it says young aspiring artist but that is crossed off and there's another profession underneath, astronaut or president. i thought it seems innocent enough but the internet reacted and artists were upset. here are some of the tweets. thanks was an old navy for telling kids art is a less viable career path than astronaut. that one is purportedly from a working artist. several of these were upset about the t-shirt and hey, guess what, old navy people pulled it. we have a response. they are sorry. they said they would never intentionally offend anyone and as a result of feedback, they've decided to discontinue the design and will working to remove the item from their stores. >> the future t-shirts would wipe out retailele as opposed to artists.
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last year's buildup to the super bowl with marshawn lynch. >> i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm h he so i won't get fined. >> so 29 times he repeated that mantra. "i'm here so i won't get fined." guess what, now he has patented it with the office there in alexandria, virginia. now he can sell t-shirts and he can sell items with it on there. >> pretty genius. >> it is brilliant. whatlse we got? >> do we have time for the last one? no time for the last one. there it is. beautiful cake. it's looks like an optical illusion but really this cake
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>> does it change color?here. making news in america this morning, taking no chances on this new year's eve security tightening as the nation and the world begin celebrating the arrival of 2016. we're live in washington with the latest. dangerous, deadly flooding in the middle of the nation. rivers cresting, the warnings for everyone acaoss the flood zone. bill cosby now awaiting his next court date. his attorneys promising a vigorous defense against sexual assault charges.s. >> on a lighterer note president obama hanging out with jerry seinfeld. >> what's your most embarrassing president moment? >> the revealing answer and a little drive-around coming up. and we doay good morning on this new year's eve. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lauren lyster in for reena ninan. we begin with the world on alert
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prepare to ring in 2016. >> in new york city unprecedented levels of security in times square. other celebrations canceled around the world. abc's megan hughes has all the details. good morning, megan. >> reporter: kendis, lauren, good morning, the fbi and other officials have been sifting through potential threats leading up to today. now, they've expressed particular concern about the safety of americans overseas. in paris, the holiday street party will go on as planned but the fireworks diggs play has been called off. officials stressing the need for vigilance in the wake of november's attacks which left 130 dead. >> i was in paris the week after it happened and the thing is you can't let people like that dictate, you know, your lifestyle and your choices. >> reporter: this tourist is now in brussel and the mayor there also called off the fireworks display, they arrested two in connection with the holiday plot. it won't halt celebrations at home.
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threat at this time we deem credible. >> reporter: 1 million revelers expepeed to pack in 20 ocks. the nypd is deploying 6,000 armed officers there, more than ever before, to protect the revelers. >> only so much they can do. that's a lot of people. >> i really don't feel safe any anywhere. >> reporter: pasadena is weaponing for the rose parade, a top tier security event even before the san bernardino attack. more than two dozen federal agencies are joining forces with local police to protect the 700,000 people expected to attend. the vegas strip also on high alert with more than 300,000 people expected on the streets. police from coast to coast sharing a similar message. >> people should feel safe this new year's eve because we're there. >> reporter: the new york mayor touting another secret weapon, a new task force, 500 officers working full time, on counterterrorism. kendis, lauren. >> abc's megan hughes live in
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megan, thanks. the friend of one of the shooters in the san bernardino massacre has been indicted on federal terror charges. those charges against enrique marquez include conspiring and making false statements who he bought the guns used in the shootings. now to the flooding in the midwest which killed more than 20 people. the mississippi and other rivers expected to crest today but widespread damage already. many people have been told to evacuate. some had to be rescued. it's the worst flooding since 1993 but that was in the summer. >> flood in the winter is very dangerous. it's really cold out there. everybody keep a good attitude because it's be a while. >> president obama pledged federal help. no rain or snow in the flood zone today but temperatures are cold. here's justin povick at accuweather.
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>> kendis, lauren, it's the final day of 2015 and we're finishing things off on a very cold note. you know, we're making up lost ground. couple of concern areas, lake-effect snow off the great lakes. showers along the gulf coast and we don't show it here there is going to be some very gusty winds coming into southern california. and, again, that's because of high pressure so there could be flight delays around l.a. and also san diego and this goes right into friday, as well. speaking of friday, the first day of 2016, we're concerned about some lake-effect snow showers coming off the great lakes. still some sun, though, up the interstate 95 corridor. kendis, lauren, back over to you. >> we'll get to breaking news now in the texas affluenza case. ethan couch's mother is back on u.s. soil arriving overnight in los angeles after being deported from mexico. you see this video just coming
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handcuffs led away by u.s. marshals. in mexico a deportation hearing has been put on hold. at least for three days but it could take several weeks before the case is sorted out and couch is returned home. all right, to presidential politics now and donald trump is stepping up his attacks on the clintons. during a campaign appearance yesterday trump described clinton as his enemy and described the campaign as war. and the front-runner hurledis harshest attack yet at bill clinton. >> hillary doesn't have a clue. she has lower energy than jeb bush. i just have to turn off the television so many times. she just gaveives me a headache. her husband is one of the great abusers of the world. give she a break. >> ted cruz who has been gaining in the polls against trump announced he raised nearly $20 million since october. >> and this big development from another spain. a main shift in strategy for the bush campaign. he has canceled planned advertising in the key states of
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and staff members from the miami headquarters, they're now being sent to those states. bush a'sed eyebrows yesterday when he nicknamed the state north there hurricane katrina. that storm, of course, killed hundreds of people but the senator says she found it endearing and sweet. switching gears to hillary clinton, the state department is set to release nearly 9,000 pages of her e-mails today. she's been investigated for using a private server when she was secretary of state. at one point appeared the controversy might endanger her white house run. but clinton has rebounded with her poll numbers climbing. the final batch of e-mails are set for release next month. so get this. two key books from the nazi era will be more widely available. the diary of anne frank could be published online as early as tomorrow. european copyright law dictates that a book become public domain on the first day of january, 70
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years ago. ay, let's call it a milestone for the cab calling service uber. it has now booked, get this, 1 billion rides in a little over five years. the 1 billionth hail was on christmas eve when a rider named marvin used the app to get a ride. he gets a year's worth of free rides. his driver gets a vacation to the city of his choice as long as it's served by uber. >> no word on the ps to drive while he's there. the retail giant toys "r" us opted not to renew the lease in times square. the store opened more than 14 years ago. earlier this year f achlt ochltao schwartz closed its famous store. bill cosby and the chargrg he's facing. something we don't see too often, the defending champs
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be icy and that will be the case around thelakes. flooding is still the problem in the south. if you're flying airport delays likeliest in atlanta, new york, boston and seattle. for the fir time comedian bill cosby facing criminal charges for sexual abuse. >> and for the first time after so many accusations, the frail looking 78-year-old appeared inn court. he's now free on a million dollars bail. abc's marci gonzales reports. >> reporter: bill cosby caulking into court where he was arraigned on a felony, aggravated indecent assault charge. allegations from nearly 12 years ago brought by a woman here in pennsylvania re-examined by police leading to the comedian's arrest. the charges coming just a .beforehe statate of limitations expired on the accusations made by andrea constand, the former semple university employee claiming cosby, her former mentor and
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2004 in his pennsylvania mansion. >> mr. cosby urged her to take pills he provided to her and to drink wine. the effect of w wch rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances advances. >> reporter: when they were first made they decided there wasn't enough evidence to pursue thee and they settled with him in civil court. incriminating statements he made in a recently released deposition in the case led them in part to re-open the criminal investigatioio cosby admitting he given quaaludes to women but the pills he gave constand were benadryl insisting what followed was consensual. cosbq's been accused of drugging and assaulting dozens of women over decades but this is the first time he's been criminally charged. and cosby scheduled to be back in court on january 14th. kendis and lauren.
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caitlin jenner settled a lawsuit in connection with a fatal traffic accident that happened in malibu last february. jessica steindorf was driving one of the fr cars involved in the accident. terms of the settlement to be paid by jenner's insurance company were not discloseded. she cities faces two other lawsuits as a result of that accident. prosecutors say the woman accused of intentionally plowing her car into a crowd on the las vegas strip had pot in her system. they also say it's unlikely that lakeisha holloway will be charged with driving under the influence. one killed, dozens other injured. holloway's facing murder and child endangerment charges. a burst of turbulence hit an air canada jumbo jet from shanghai to toronto. at least 21 passengers hurt. that included three children.. the 777 was diverted to calgary. paramedics took more than a dozen to the hospital for back and neck injuryies.
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chicago police department following several controversial and deadly shooting. mayor rahm emanuel say oifrs must be better trained and less confrontationallnd they will boost the number of tasers available and every patrol car will have one by june 1st. they're still demanding the mayor's resignation. the wait is over for the college football semifinals. the best teams take the field today. >> yes, as for some action from last night, highlights now from espn. >> good morning to you. jay hars, jonathan coachman. the warriors have lost two games. oh, no. oh, no. warriors taking on the mavericks without steph curry late second quarter mavs up 15. dirk nowitzki, watch this. watch this go. he can still get up. >> i didn't know he can still do that. >> he can still do that. two-handed. little later mar ricks up 23.
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he had 18 in 28 minute, dirk did, 114-91 gives the warriors second loss, no steph, no festus ezeli. they'll get it together. the holiday bowl trying to win this bowl game for the second straight year facing wisconsin out of the big ten, el stave, field goal range. another hard name to say rafael gaglionone. , so 23-21, badgers. next usc drive, fourth and ten. wisconsin beats usc foror the first time ever. don't forget later today the college football playoff, oklahoma/clemson sen michigan state/alabama in the night cap. >> happy new year. peace. >> peace.
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>> nachos. one of where i have to have it taken away. i'll have guacamole coming out of my eyeballs. >> what's your most embarrassing president moment? >> this may be it. >> pretty good one. ultimately the president does get behind the wheel of a 1963 corvette stingray but, hey, they ststl can't get past those guards. >> luckily the white house grounds is pretty big so they while. weird to see the president dring. >> i know. >> not an image we often get to see. so you might say some med wall marijuana answers to a higher calling. >> the products of a new york company have been certified as kosher by the largest group that decides suc matters. the company's ceo says this should remove the stigma of using marijuana to relieve pain and nausea not only for jews but for others, as well. >> if it's medicinal good news it is kosher. you can use it for whatever purpose.
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about robots you're probably picturing things like these guys right back here. >> or pictureing you doing the robot. here's something that would change that thought. story to be told >> news flash, that's obviously not adele. >> it's also not even a human. it is the world's most human-like robot, though, who, by the way, works as a receptionist at the singapore university where she was created. nadine is her name. she remembers visitors, she smiles, shakes hands and also makes conversation. >> okay, her software is similar to that used by apple siri and microsoft's cortana. just a matter of time before she's around rolling in the creep, i'd say. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat
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ring in the new year, unprecedented security in new york's times square. fireworks displays canceled in paris and brussels. the mother of affluenza teen ethan couch has arrived in los angeles after being deported by mexico. tonya couch in handcuffs you see there led away by marshals. her son remains in custody awaiting deportation hearing in mexico city. major rivers in missouri will crest today but there's already widespread flooding. more than 20 people have died. prt obama says the federal government will lend a hand. >> looking at today's weather ld in the northeast. more rain in the south. chilly in the midwest but no more rain in missouri. windy in the southwest and foggy in the northwest. finally a remarkable bond between a young girl in southern california and her unusual new pet. >> yeah, her family adopted a kitten which had been rescued from a shelter and the two have quite a bit in common. kabc's la teesh that suarez has the story. >> reporter: at three months old
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beating the odds of aher leg had to be amputated. >> when she came in it was a catastrophic injury. >> reporter: today it's being adopted by a family who knows a lot about survival. scarlet tipton was born with a rare form of cancer. she's endured chemo and had to have her left arm amputated. as part of her recovery, scarlett's parents had been searching for a kitten with special needs. >> we wanted to get her an animal she can relate to, something she can grow up with and feel like she has a special bond with. >> reporter: the search came to an end christmas eve. after learning about the kitten, the family drove two hours from their orange county home to the san jacinto valley animal campus and scarlett discovered she and the kitten shared something. >> she noticed that the cat had staples down its side and so she kind of just placed her hand on
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are and said, yeah, owies. >> employees noticed the connection. >> it really touched everybody's hears. we had some hope and we had some possible joy coming out of this. >> reporter: shelter workers named the kitten holly but the tiptons say they plan to remaim her doc after one of scarlet's favorite characterartoons. >> doc mcstuffens. >> reporter: the toddler is now cancer-free but faces several more procedures. her parents are hopeful doc will be a source of comfort and inspiration to scarlett in the years ahead. letiticia suarez, abc news. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." live picture of times square.
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