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good morning, america. donald trump defends his plan to ban muslims from coming to america speaking directly to barbara walters about the global outcry. >> are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> new calls to ban trump in american cities and some countries and claims that his plan is causing threats and attacks against muslims. the childhood friend of that terror couple under suspicion this morning. why he bought those guns for the killers and what his friends say he told them weeks before the attack and the new alert this morning. the search right now for two afghan soldiers missing from an american military base in georgia. chipotle's major new outbreak is growing. 80 college students sickened. that school warns its athletes not to eat there. the fast food chain is searching for answers. the new national warning this morning about the hottest gift of the holiday season.
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flames right in the middle of a crowded mall. >> holy cow. >> what you need to know before you put one under your tree. and good morning, america. boy, that was a scary moment, a mall in suburban seattle. let's take another look. you see the hoverboard go up in flames right there. not the first time this has happened. >> meanwhile, these are selling on ebay every 12 seconds one hoverboard sells. a big alert coming up. >> we'll have that ahead. we begin with donald trump. many continuing to lash out against him. his own party. want to take a look at some of the republican leaders who have denounced the plan. the gop front-runner sitting down with barbara walters for an exclusive on camera interview and abc's tom llamas starts us off. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. donald trump says to make
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make america safe again. but there's now bipartisan outrage to his plan. leaders here and abroad saying trump has gone too far. this morning, donald trump pushing forward with his call to ban muslims from coming to america. >> are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> reporter: in an exclusive on camera interview with barbara walters, trump explains the idea for the ban is a direct result from the attacks on the world trade center and last week's shooting in san bernardino. >> there are people that have tremendously bad intentions. we have to be tough. we have to be smart and we have to be vigilant. >> reporter: but does that mean being un-american? that's the way the plan is being described by the white house. >> what donald trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president. >> reporter: republican leaders on capitol hill. >> what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for and more importantly it's not what this country stands for.
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front-runner hillary clinton seizing the moment trying to put all the gop candidates under the trump tent. >> they are all driving the exact narrative that jihadists want to advance. that we are at war, not with barbarists, violent murders but with an entire religion. this is a grave mistake. >> reporter: but trump's fellow candidates are blasting him, as well. >> what he proposed was not well thought out, it was impulsive. he didn't think it through. it violates the constitution and places a religious test and isn't the best way to do it. >> you know how to make america great again, tell donald trump to go to hell. >> reporter: the chairman of the national republican committee saying we need to aggressively take on radical islamic terrorism but not at the expense of our american values. trump says he's the front-runner for a reason. his supporters know exactly what he stands for. >> i like what he had to say about the muslims. we got to get control.
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that's -- i just think it's going to be good for the safety of the usa. >> and the worst thing that's ever happened to isis, the people in my party fully understand that. they're running against me. for the most part they have no poll numbers. i'm leading by a lot. they get it trying to get publicity for themselves. >> reporter: now leaders from all over the world condemning trump including france and the uk. indicate niche shah, france. we want to show you. it is graphic. one of donald trump's hometown newspapers "the new york daily news" and shows trump with a large sword, his victim, the statue of liberty. the message, trump has declared his own personal jihad on american values. george and robin. >> he is stirring up so much emotion right now. want to bring in matthew dowd our political analyst served as senior adviser to president george w. bush and we heard josh earnest say this disqualifies donald trump from the presidency.
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for the nomination? >> i don't -- obviously his voters don't think if you look at the polls in the last few days he's expanding his lead in places like new hampshire and nationally in the course of this. i think donald trump has a better read on the republican electorate and what connects with them emotionally and what they want to hear than any of in the gop field and i think especially in the short term this only solidifies his support in the course of this primary. the question is can he expand beyond about a third of the vote? that's an open question but right now donald trump is the guy to beat in the republican primary. >> you also saw that chorus from the republican establishment taking him on yesterday but trump is holding a real threat over that establishment. the polls show that if he runs as an independent, about 68% of his followers would vote for him as an independent. >> yeah, absolutely. i think what this benefits donald trump for two reasons, george, is first of all when the mainstream media and republican
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gains in the polls among his voters and among potential voters in the primary but i think the idea that he can keep an option out there open and to run as an independent i think empowers him in the course of this. the interesting thing, george, is the guy most likely to not run as an independent in the course of this race is donald trump because right now donald trump is the favorite to win the gop nomination. so the question actually goes to will other candidates run in the course of this as an independent? >> that's one of the questions but what does the republican establishment do in the meantime? you saw hillary clinton try to tar every candidate with the trump brush so how do they sort of immunize themselves against getting that infection? >> i think that's a real -- i mean i think that's a real problem. anybody in the course of this, any gop nominee in the course of this will be affected by this heated rhetoric and the problems that it's creating. i think that's a big problem for the republicans but right now donald trump is the big dog in the race. >> matthew dowd, thanks very much. >> all right, george, we move on
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afghan soldiers in the united states for training missing this morning. this comes, of course, with tensions running high and abc's pierre thomas is in washington with the latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. military and law enforcement officials are searching for an afghan air force lieutenant and master sergeant who have been missing from an air force base in georgia for two days. the two were part of a u.s. military training program and were scheduled to graduate next week. the military tells us there is no evidence that they are a threat and some think they may be seeking asylum which was the case last year. at the time three afghan military personnel disappeared from massachusetts and were later found trying to get into canada and sent back home. we don't know why these two trainees in georgia went missing. it's a bit of a mystery but authorities do want to find them. robin. >> all right, pierre, thank you. again, no evidence of them being a threat but do want to find them. >> everyone so scared right now. the latest on the
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bernardino massacre. focus on enrique marquez, the childhood friend and neighbor who bout the rifles the killers used and made some ominous comments to friends weeks before the attacks. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is tracking the case. brian, the hunt for possible accomplices is pretty intense right now. >> that's true. this morning the fbi, that's a big issue particularly because authorities say syed farook as long as four years ago was trying to hide the fact that he had that friend buy him two high-powered assault rifles. it's one of the many pieces of evidence of how long and well this terror attack was planned. authorities have now put the mother of syed farook, rafia, on the u.s. terror watch list. days after the father, syed sr., was put on the list. she has not spoken publicly about her son but authorities say she was put on the list to make sure she does not try to leave the country. all this as officials continue to investigate who may have helped the terror couple in their attack.
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but as a new photo emerged from inside that conference room, moments before the attack, the presentation of the employee of the year award, authorities say syed farook and tashfeen malik had plenty of help getting their money and their guns all lined up. authorities say 24-year-old enrique marquez, a punk rock fan, convert to islam and close friend of farook has admitted he bought the guns for farook and did so officials say because farook did not want his name to be on file in connection with such serious weapons. that was almost four years ago. >> mrs. marquez -- >> reporter: marquez's mother would not talk about the investigation but on a facebook post the night of the attack marquez wrote i'm very sorry, guys. it was a pleasure. the next day he checked himself into a mental facility. friends believe he may have known something about the plot in advance. >> he says something along the lines of there's a lot of muslims in our own backyard just
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and we didn't think nothing of it. >> reporter: law enforcement officials tell abc news this morning that even though farook and his wife tried to destroy their cell phones and computers, authorities have now recovered some information including images of other targets the couple might have been planning to attack. robin. >> brian, thank you. for more let's bring in former fbi special agent brad garrett and pick up on what brian was saying about other possible attack points. where do investigators go from there. >> the real key are there other players and are they about to launch an attack? if you think about it, if he's had these weapons for three to four years, that means he's been thinking about this for a period of time. the big concern, is there an attack they can't stop yet. >> having those guns for that amount of time and apparently going to great lengths to hide the ownership. >> exactly. goes to mind-set. goes to he was thinking about doing something years ago but for whatever reason it culminated last week. >> marquez, people want to know,
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could have aided both of them. >> i think it's likely only because to pull off an attack planned for maybe a long time you have to get help. shoot, build pipe bombs, et cetera. >> investigators really want to get at the root of what inspired them or who inspired them. >> exactly because that may lead you to other people. is there an anwar awlaki type person that inspired them out >> we'll move on to the problem of anti-muslim attacks on the rise since last week's massacre and there are concerns donald trump's comments could incite more violence. matt gutman is in san bernardino with that part of the story. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. a week after the attacks in that conference building behind me, muslim groups are saying they are now the targets of increasing intimidation and threats saying it's even changing the way some people go out, the way they dress. even the way they pray.
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spike in anti-islamic incidents since 9/11 and not just rhetoric. in philadelphia surveillance video of a pig's head thrown at a mosque. the fbi now investigating. threatening voice mails left at a mosque in st. louis. >> come my way and i'll [ bleep ] you all. cut your [ bleep ] off. >> reporter: in dallas, i hope you get sprayed with pig's blood, okay. you are just [ bleep ]. >> reporter: this palm beach florida mosque vandalized, windows smashed all triggering fear. >> you feel scared as an american about what's happening in our country but then at the very same time you're afraid for your own life because of, you know, what people are doing in retaliation. >> reporter: the council on american-islamic relations saying the spike follows both the san bernardino rampage and donald trump's calls for a ban on muslim immigration. and here in san bernardino, intimidation. the mosque syed farook attended threatened the night after the rampage and mosque attendance is down.
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you had been really confronted. >> i mean he was really passionate. he was really angry. >> reporter: some are changing their behavior. >> in a group i wouldn't go alone. i would take two or three guys with me. >> reporter: and even changing their dress. >> amongst the women don't wear hijab anymore. take it off. >> reporter: and the detective who said he would take a bullet before the evacuees is speaking out about that moment. admitting he was also scared but knew people were counting on him. >> i meant what i said. i said it for them just to kind of calm down and relax, that we were going to do everything we can to get them out of that building safely. >> reporter: of course, among the people that hero officers ferried out of that building were muslim-americans. give you a sense of how enmeshed the community is when we arrived at that mosque we saw a sheriff's deputy coming out. he had actually been praying there. robin. >> something to keep in mind, matt.
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to new problems for chipotle. at least 80 college students in boston fell sick after eating at one of the restaurants. this comes after that e. coli outbreak that sickened dozens across the country and abc's linsey davis is there outside of chipotle in boston. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this chipotle location remains closed this morning. the boston health department has said that this is not another outbreak of e. coli but likely norovirus. now, this all started with an e-mail that went out to boston college athletes, do not eat at chipotle. this morning, another blow to the popular fast food chain chipotle. boston college saying 80 of its students sickened after eating at this restaurant in boston this weekend. including half of the basketball team. >> some of them like couldn't get out of bed. >> reporter: health officials in boston say the cause is likely norovirus, a highly contagious virus with symptoms including
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>> one of our friends said when she walked out, there were like ten people in the waiting room all buckets just throwing up. >> reporter: this isn't the first concern like this for the loved burrito hot spot. earlier this year 52 people fell ill to an e. coli outbreak and the restaurant closed several stores to discard ingredients before re-opening. chipotle telling abc news we do not have any evidence to suggest this incident is related to the previous e. coli incident. but the chain's latest problems mean more bad news for investors. chipotle's stock, once among the hottest around, plummeting more than 20% since last year. so here's the thing, a chipotle employee was sick while working a shift here late last week but the boston health department says that it's still working definitively to determine the source of the norovirus and, robin, good news here the boston college basketball team is expected to play as usual tonight. >> that is good news, linsey, all right, thank you.
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top stories starting with the latest on the paris terror attack. >> that's right. in fact, a major development in that attack investigation, french officials have identified a third gunman who blew himself up at the bataclan theatre as a 23-year-old french citizen who reportedly traveled to syria in 2013 with his brother. breaking news from afghanistan. at least 37 people have been killed after taliban fighters attacked the airport in kandahar in the southern part of that country. dozens of others have been injured and there are reports that hostages have been taken. more details as we get them. back here in this country growing concern about a possible health risk in southern california. experts claim this infrared video shows a cloud of methane lingering over the neighborhood of porter ranch, gas showing up as a purple color leaking from a natural gas plant for weeks forcing hundreds from their home and the city is suing the gas company.
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in milwaukee and it was all caught on police camera, officer's body camera. shots were fired in a home where two people were being held. police say as officers moved in, one suspect in the basement then took his own life, another suspect fled. but was later arrested. the hostages thankfully were not injured. and the man who helped start a company famous for its rugged jackets and outdoor gear has died of hypothermia. north face co-founder douglas tompkins' death followed a kayaking accident in patagonia, he was 72. a high-tech face peel may have uncovered a secret hidden by the "mona lisa's" famous grin. a french scientist said he used multispectral light technology to look through every layer of paint applied by leonardo da vinci and claims he has uncovered three paintings beneath "mona lisa" each showing
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historian calls the development jaw dropping. the critics are saying those other paintings were earlier drafts but the man who spent a decade on this said they are different women with different expressions looking in different directions. >> they look kind of the same there. >> well, this guy says it. >> i know. really all of a sudden you're expert. >> according to my untrained eye. >> ginger, pineapple express. >> like the original photoshop for photos. that pipeline of moisture that originates around the waters of hawaii and transports it right to the pacific northwest has been pouring on them and look at what the result has been. landslides over highway 30, covering the highway. some folks out of moisture -- are going to have plenty of moisture. the flood watch down into
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ridges of the sierra.yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in the area with a transition over to some light snow on the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this
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>> just put on a lotion and it smells so good. >> coming up, hoverboards flying offer the shelves but that big national warning this morning, are they hot but are they too hot? josh duggar's wife anna speaking out opening up about the first time after that scandal. an exclusive on "gma."e after that scandal. an exclusive on "gma." the easy way or the hard way. you could choose a card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or, you could make things easier on yourself. that's right, the quicksilver card from capital one. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. so, let's try this again.
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republican presidential frontrunner donald trump faces a lot of criticism from both political parties for comments he made about muslims. he said monday that the u-s should ban all muslims from entering the country. and trump is not backing down from his proposal. members of the muslim community in eastern iowa
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ban muslim immigrants or visitors. cedar rapids shares a long history with members of islam. muslims from lebanon were pioneers in early industry arriving in the late 1800's. the "mother mosque" in northwest cedar rapids was the first building built specifically as a mosque in all of north america. local muslims worry comments like trump's would encourage people to target members of that faith. they point to a severed pig's head thrown against the door of a mosque in philadelphia monday night as proof it's already happening. and now here's your first alert forecast. plan on a nice december day! we'll see more sunshine than yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in
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the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may cause creeks and streams to rise. while next week is cooler, we still are running above average. enjoy your wednesday! today: mostly sunny high: 47-53 winds: w 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 49 iow: 50tonight: partly cloudy low: 35-41 winds: s 5-15 alo: 39 dbq: 37 iow: 39tomorrow:
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winds: w 15-25 like us baby we were born to run >> our stage manager angie is very happy right now. welcome back. the boss, bruce springsteen in concert. tickets for his concert next year already on sale on some websites for thousands of dollars. we'll hook you up, angie, don't worry but now the new york attorney general is saying, beware, some of those tickets may not even exist yet. the new investigation. >> you got to be careful how we hook angie up. >> a lot more coming up. donald trump is defending his plan to ban muslims from coming to america even as republican leaders and his presidential rivals denounce it, this morning, some american cities and some countries want to ban him. planned parenthood shooter robert dear in court this afternoon facing first degree murder charges for killing three
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also this morning, something called screen deafness. does it seem sometimes people don't hear you if they're like texting or talking? we'll talk about that coming up. right now ginger, i was trying to throw to you. ginger. >> oh. hi. this is what i do over here. >> just an example of screen deafness. we'll get into this very real phenomenon coming up. >> it's when i get home every day. >> hello, i'm here. >> ginger took one for the team. we don't have to do that on the couch in "the speed feed." >> i'm on the radar. >> thank you, ging. we begin with the latest on the murder of a prominent florida doctor known for her appearances on local television. newly released documents show police believe her husband may have been involved in a plot to have her killed. abc's linzie janis is here with the story. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: right now mark sievers is living in the home
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a judge just ruled that he'll keep custody of their two children, all this despite these allegations he hired a hit man to kill her. this morning, mark sievers is a free man with custody of his two young daughters, even though police believe he was behind the murder of their mother, dr. teresa sievers. in court this week the department of children and families arguing the girls are in impending danger. but the judge disagreeing and rejecting a motion to remove them. the victim's sister telling abc news in a statement that she has been cut off from her two nieces and that the girls were coached by their father to turn against her. this comes just days after the release of police documents including an affidavit alleging sievers orchestrated a plot to physician. >> this is not new age. >> reporter: neighbors say they had been living in fear ever
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bludgeoned to death inside the family home in june. >> there's still a killer on the loose. i live right beside him. i feel that i'm in danger. >> reporter: within weeks of the murder police arresting curtis wainwright and jimmy ray rogers of missouri accusing them of driving to florida to carry out the murder. but according to those newly released documents police allege mark sievers and his old friend wright were involved in the initial planning of the murder saying they communicated in code words and on burner cell phones and that sievers was going to pay wright out of the $4.4 million in life insurance policies he had on his wife. police also alleging the sievers' marriage was on the rocks with evidence of affairs on both sides. the sheriff's office tells abc news they know more than what is in those documents and are still working the case. legal experts say they're likely taking their time in charging sievers to make sure they have enough evidence. george.
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trouble for a former miss kansas, the beauty queen and outdoor channel host theresa vail could face up to a year in jail for illegally killing a bear. story. >> reporter: theresa vail is no stranger to controversy. the former miss kansas was the first miss america contestant to openly display tattoos. and she had to choose a new skill for the talent competition when they wouldn't let her shoot a bow. but this morning it's a bear hunt in alaska that has vail in hot water. the star of the joao door channel show "limitless with theresa vail" faces charges for accident accidentally killing a bear and allegedly trying to cover it up. during a legal hunt, police say vail had permission to shoot one bear but dentally killed a second one, then tried to falsify what's called a locking tag to make it appear the second bear kill was legal. >> when a guide or assistant guide is involved it's important they operate well within the boundaries of the law.
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it undermines the organization. >> michael renfro was one of the guides on the hunt and also has been charged. >> if i could do it over i would do it differently. there was no personal gain to myself or my business. the only gain was hopefully she wouldn't lose her career. >> reporter: the outdoor chapel says the hunt in question never aired and they are committed to ethical hunting. vail says she followed poor advice and allowed the second bear to be improperly tagged adding that she reported the incident and has fully cooperated with authorities. i am deeply sorry for my mistakes. arraignment is set for next week. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> our thanks to neal. to you to the duggar family speaking out since being rocked by a series of scandals. including anna whose husband josh is at the center of it all all part of a new tlc special and abc's mara schiavocampo has the exclusive look.
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been pretty crazy for my family. >> reporter: this morning new revelations about how the duggar family is coping in the wake of josh duggar's scandals over sexual molestation and infidelity. >> i cried a lot of tears. >> reporter: early this year 27-year-old josh, the oldest of jim bob and michele's 19 kids acknowledging allegations he molested five girls when he was a teenager including four of his sisters. in the wake of the shocking news, tlc canceled their popular show. for months the family presented a united front, sisters jessa and jill two of those who had been molested defending their brother on fox news. >> i do want to speak up in his defense, against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile. >> reporter: but then another bombshell. josh duggar admitting to cheating on his wife after his
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revealed during the adultery website's hacking. now for the first time several family members are speaking out and tlc's new three-part special "jill and jessa: counting on." >> you're angry and hurt and like all of those emotions all mixed together. >> reporter: the sisters saying they wished they had known the full story before defending josh publicly. >> it wasn't right for him to let us speak our words without haveing the full knowledge of what he was hiding. >> reporter: the special also features candid interviews with josh duggar's wife anna speaking out for the first time since her husband admitted cheating on her. >> i'm going to wake up and everything is going to be okay and this really -- this can't be true. >> reporter: the show follows jill and jessa on the next chapters in their lives, jill moving to central america.
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>> jessa starting a family of her own. >> there's still a lot of exciting milestones ahead. >> reporter: one family determined to move forward from a painful past. >> we will come out of this fire, so to speak, stronger. as a family unit. >> reporter: the first episode of the three-part special "jill and jessa: counting on" airs sunday on tlc. now josh duggar is reportedly in treatment for sex addiction. we did reach out to josh for the story but he did not have any comment. the family has been through so much but they're tressing this special is about them moving forward in a positive way. new babies. new chatters this their lives. share it. fan base. they want people to know they're moving on in positivity in thank you, mara. coming up next on "gma," they're the season's hottest gift but now the new national warning about hoverboards after this one went up in flames at a mall.
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back now with those new questions about one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season. you see people zipping around on them all the time riding down street, sidewalk, but now there are new fears about what can happen and t.j. holmes is here to tell us about that. we saw you on it earlier. >> hoverboard holmes you can call me. of course, now, look, that's the popular name, the hoverboard, the technical name is the self-balancing electric scooter but some are earning the nickname of hot whees, numerous reports of these things catching on fire and once you see this latest video it's going to have a lot of people thinking twice about putting one of these things under the tree. overnight crews responding to a fire at a washington state mall. >> holy cow. >> a battery powered hoverboard overheating going up in flames not once but twice. stunning the other shoppers.
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what just happened and why did that happen? you know, for no apparent reason it just exploded. >> reporter: this just the latest in a string of incidents where some of the hottest gifts this holiday season are ending up engulfed in smoke. this one caught fire while someone was riding it. >> ma, it's catching on fire. >> reporter: tamara bought one of them for her son. she said they were charging it when they heard two explosions. >> if someone was in the room they would have been hurt. >> reporter: jessica horn says the one she bought was charging before it destroyed part of her louisiana home. >> both wheels it was like a firework. i seen sparks just flying and before i could yell, the house is on fire, it just the middle part of the board that would go in between your feet just, poof. >> reporter: authorities are investigating the cause but now the national association of state fire marshals is issuing an advisory saying these incidents are not unique occurrences and that consumers need to do their homework. >> if you buy these devices make sure that they've been tested
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so be cautious about maybe purchasing them over the internet, purchasing them directly from overseas. >> reporter: all right, a lot of one here. this is a swag way. one of the reputable manufacturers. that is key. get one from a reputable manufacturer out here. they should cost from $400 to 1700 bucks. a lot on the internet -- >> that's how you know reputable by price. >> you know by price but there are u.s. manufacturers based here that give warranties of one and two years, many you find online don't have a name brand at all coming from overseas. he cost you 100 bucks, 150 bucks, you should know something is up. >> that bargain is a big red flag. >> a lot are turning to that because it's the holiday season. a lot of manufacturers are sold out. >> it's not a bargain if your christmas these goes on fire. >> therein lies the issue. >> thanks, t.j. kate middleton's big tribute to princess diana coming up. next on "gma," something called screen deafness, does it really exist? i say yes.
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does that happen to you guys. >> yes. >> there is a medical reason for this. we want you to look at a brain scan doing a computer puzzle. they're not hearing a sound despite having tones pumped in their ears. the red wave you see there shows how high it registers sound when not engaged and then this green line shows what we hear when -- how it drops considerably when we're concentrating on something more complicated. the reason is, guy, that a person's sense of vision and hearing are located in a shared and limited region of the brain called the association cortex. your brain has to choose, it can't multitask. doing both things or getting stimulated both ways it has to pick which one is more valuable. >> can women do it better than men, though. i think they can. >> of course, they can. >> there you go. here's another great improve this! tip from lowe's. from everybody you're smelling
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the cedar rapids community school district and a company it hired are dealing with apparent problems removing asbestos from washington high school. a dnr report will force the district and the company to meet with the environmental protection commission in coming months. the school district responded to the findings by saying the district is not aware of anyone who has tested positive for asbestos as a result of their presence on the job site. we reached out to abatement specialties - the company named in the investigation and it failed to return our calls. we spoke with an asbestos removal company in waterloo that is not related to this case. advanced environmental testing and abatement incorporated says it works every day to make sure they are safely disposing of the mineral at construction sites. asbestos can cause serious health problems if it's inhaled. the workers create a containment area at the construction site that only the asbestos removal crew
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carefully seals the asbestos material inside a bag or container and disposes of it. we're told the goal is to make sure the air is all clear by the time they're done, so no one is exposed. and now here's your first alert forecast. plan on a nice december day! we'll see more sunshine than yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in the area with a transition over to some light snow on the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may cause creeks and streams to rise. while next week is cooler, we still are running above average. enjoy your wednesday! today: mostly sunny high: 47-53
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wind good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and we have the latest on kim kardashian's health crisis during her pregnancy complicating the birth of little saint. her potentially life-threatening condition that so many other women could suffer from. dr. ashton explains the risk factors live. and breakthrough new technology that could be the end of popping pills for pain. the simple patch that could be the relief for headaches and back pains. kate wearing princess diana's favorite tiara for a flittering reception. the latest picture and how kate is following in diana's footsteps right now. only here live we've got the cold weather tricks to warm up your winter. from a frost-free windshield to making sure your hands are never
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say -- >> all: good morning, america. can't wait to see those cold weather tricks. our audience could use some of those hand warmers. right about now -- >> it is feeling like december today. because it is december "time" magazine just announced their person of the year and it is the german chancellor angela merkel right there. she beat out the leader of isis and donald trump, and right here this morning, we're revealing "people's" most intriguing list for 2015 only on "gma." >> that's exciting. a holl edition of "improve this this!." we're counting down to christmas with a deck the halls challenge. our diy elves sara haines and rob marciano going head-to-head. rob building a candy cane out of pipes and sara will try to make a mini christmas tree out of traffic cones. ready, guys? >> ready, yes. >> three, two, one.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> oh, we're starting. okay. >> they're going to have a little time to get that done. right now we're going to get the news. amy has the morning rundown. >> good morning, everyone. the big story this morning donald trump standing his ground despite new fallout from his proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. trump telling barbara walters, he does not regret his proposal and he says he is not a bigot. despite the firestorm, a new poll from new hampshire showing trump enjoying his biggest lead starting to hit him in the wallet. a retailer in the united arab emirates is pulling trump branded products from its stores and in london more than 100,000 people have already signed a petition to stop trump from entering the uk which means parliament may actually have to debate the issue. the investigation into the san bernardino massacre is now focusing on the childhood friend who bought the rifles used by the killers. authorities say enrique marquez, a convert to islam, has admitted
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to prevent a paper trail suggesting farook may have been planning this massacre for years. and friends believe marquez may have known something about the plot in advance, as well. in medical news, the painkiller ibuprofen may be soon available in a patch. researchers say the patch could relief for up to 12 hours and they say it would be ideal for muscle. it could take two years, however, to hit the market. for music fans, questions are being raised about tickets being sold for bruce springsteen's upcoming tour, and abc's reena ninan has the details. you can't start a fire >> reporter: whether it's the allure of dancing in the dark with the boss or recapturing those glory days. in the wink of a young girl's eye >> reporter: millions are willing to journey to thunder road and beyond for tickets to bruce springsteen's just
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tickets already on sale for as much as $6,000 on sites like stubhub, ticket network and vivid seats. even for those willing to take the pricey plug, the new york attorney general says this morning be warned. find yourself -- going down down down >> reporter: that's because these tickets don't actually exist yet. posted by scalpers trying to lure in devoted fans to tempt them to pay a premium, but turns out even scalpers can't buy tickets until they actually go on sale december 11th. the attorney general alleges they take those regularly priced tickets then try to pass them off as premium tickets to the early buyers pocketing the difference in cost. >> reporter: adele has also lent her star power to the fight saying on her website the resale of tickets will not be tolerated. for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> all right, reena, thank you for that warning. and as we just heard george say, "time" magazine named german chancellor angela merkel its person of the year.
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tested this year like few other leaders addressing everything from the economy to europe's refugee crisis. and finally, how about a lesson in text message etiquette? well, it turns out ending your text with a period is a real no-no. a new study confirms most people think that the period at the end of a text makes you look insincere and possibly even rude. leave it off, they say, or better yet, end it with an exclamation point. >> ooh. >> here's the study that shows, okay, so you've got the word "fine." so someone asks you to do something, if you have a period it would be like fine. if you had an exclamation, that's fine. >> no, fine is always bad. >> fine is always bad. >> fine on a text you know -- >> it's not fine. >> it's not fine. it's never fine. >> i use exclamation points all the time. >> yeah. >> do i know you? >> i thought we were down on that. we're not supposed -- now i guess -- who knows. >> sorry. >> just wait around. everything comes back around. right? >> fine, amy. >> fine, george. fine.
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world. during this pregnancy kim reportedly suffered from placenta accreta, the same condition she had when her daughter north was born. >> she did have some issues, and it was an incredibly painful experience, but she had her family by her side and definitely was a comfort to the reality star. >> reporter: placenta accreta occurs when the placenta and its blood vessels grow too deeply into the uterine wall and remain there. for her first pregnancy the placenta had to be removed by the doctor's hands writing in her blog in november, "it was the most painful experience of my life." >> hopefully this is something the doctor can fix and we can just move on from this kind of complicated chapter. >> reporter: before the birth kim expressed her fear of reliving the same experience writing, "there's not a whole lot i can do to prevent it so my anxiety is a little high leading up to the delivery." >> kim knew this was going to be
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painful delivery process and she expressed those fears, accepted them and at the end of the day knew it would be all right because as a source tells us she is now overwhelmed but incredibly excited to bring home that baby boy. >> reporter: kim now hoping her experience will help others saying, "all you can do is be hopeful, get the best information out there and just be prepared." so here with me now is abc's chief women's health correspondent dr. jennifer ashton, so what do we know about placenta accreta? >> so let's start with the normal placenta which, by the way, is a fetal organ that provides the nutrients and normally sits inside the uterine cavity and comes out without too much difficulty after delivery. when you have accreta or increta or percreta these are major abnormals in the way the placenta and the blood supply which is massive attaches to the wall of the uterus and in the case of accreta, it can get deeper into the wall. increta into the muscle and percreta through the uterus and
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so this is potentially a catastrophic ob complication. >> wow. how common is it? >> it's only about 1 in 2500 pregnancies but when there are 4 million births every year, you're talking some significant numbers. >> not an exaggeration to say it's potentialally life-threatening. >> it's potentially life-threatening. when we detach it it's not painful if you have an epidural but it can be very dramatic so we have a situation here where we are all hands on deck. this is not a home birth scenario. this is not a midwife delivery scenario. this is an in the operating room with units of blood available, anesthesiologists there, potentially surgical equipment in trays that aren't there for a normal birth because we want to have everything in a row so that if the worst case scenario happens, we can remove the placenta. >> i'm thinking your advice would you if you hear you have this, you need to be in a setting that is safe. >> oh, absolutely. you need a couple of themes, trust your obstetrician,
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ask questions. you're never going to ask a question that's stupid and, again, you have to consider the risks versus the benefits because there are two lives at stake. >> so true. so true. two lives at stake. dr. jen ashton will be answering your questions, so post them, please, on her twitter account or our facebook page, george. >> lara, thanks. another headline about health for a lot of families, pretty startling new study for parents with slightly older kids. the number of children diagnosed with adhd is soaring, up 43% in less than a decade. dr. rich besser is here with more on this. so do more kids have adhd or just more getting diagnosed? >> i mean, that's the big question. when they looked across every group, young children, tweens, teens, boys, girls, they saw the numbers going up. the study wasn't designed to figure out why it is going up but there's a number of thoughts. first is in girls we're recognizing they may not be hyperactive but they may still have adhd. also teensan have this. we used to think it was only something in very young children. more children with health insurance, so they're getting
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then in school for special services, sometimes they need to have this label. >> so, what's the tip-off for parents between just regular unruly restless behavior and adhd? >> yeah, i mean, it's normal to not focus and to be out of control. the question is, is it to the point where it's affecting your life in school, your life at home, your ability to make friends? and so there's three behaviors we really look at. the first is inattention, a child who is constantly daydreaming. they can't focus. the second is hyperactivity jumping out of the chair and then impulsivity, they can't stop to think. they'll jump out in the street and interrupt every other child. if those things are really a problem, you really need to take care of that. >> what do you do? >> see your doctor and they'll do an evaluation. it doesn't mean they have adhd. they'll give the child's teacher a questionnaire and do a full evaluation to see if there's a need for therapy. in the right child with getting this diagnosis and treatment, it helps self-esteem and can do a lot. >> you'll take questions on
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morning, as well. >> i will. >> to amy. now to duchess kate paying tribute to her late mother-in-law, princess diana. kate wearing her favorite tiara at the royals' biggest bash of the year, and abc's lama hasan has the story. >> reporter: overnight kate turning heads in princess diana's favorite diamond and pearl tiara aptly named the cambridge lover's knot tiara, the duchess wearing it for the first time ever at the queen's diplomatic reception. >> i'm sure she was very proud to be wearing a gift that the queen gave what would have been her mother-in-law on her wedding day. >> reporter: noble nod to the mother-in-law she never got to meet, and suddenly showing how she is following in diana's footsteps. not only is kate wearing diana's engagement ring -- >> it was my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement and the fact that we're going to spend the rest of our lives together. >> reporter: -- their fashion style cut from the same cloth. the hats, the coats, the elegant
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generation in similar outfits. >> it's difficult for kate to be compared to diana, but it's also very flattering, and she does have that same empathy, especially with children. >> reporter: on the charitable front william and kate taking on the mantel and supporting charities that were close to diana's heart. and harry is in on it too maintaining his mother's legacy with his charity center and working with her land mine charity. >> she played a huge part in my life and harry's growing up in how we saw things and how we experienced things. >> reporter: in a touching tribute to his mother choosing diana as one of princess charlotte's middle names, and on the home front, just as diana tried to do, this couple are raising their children with little fuss and keeping them out of the public eye as much as possible. and i've got breaking news for you this morning. kate has a new much shorter hairdo chopping off four inches and, yeah, if you're guessing, she still looks good, amy. >> always.
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it doesn't really matter, lama. thank you so much. robin, over to you. >> all right, amy. it's that time of year again. "people" magazine out with its best of 2015 issue, the magazine is celebrating the year's 25 most intriguing people and "people's" executive editor kate coyne is here with a preview. how do you come up with. >> the editors discuss it as a group but the list is almost self-selecting because these are the people that -- it would be a glaring omission for any of them to not be on this list. the kind of year that amy schumer has had, for instance, i mean it kind of makes it a no-brainer. >> i love to read the letters you all get how you put that in the issue and that can kind of tell you who is really -- >> absolutely. >> what put amy schumer on the cover? >> what a tremendous year. i mean, to write and star in a hit movie that has made billions of dollars worldwide, an hbo
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the flip side, the activism that she's now embracing in terms of ending gun violence just shows that she's just so incredibly talented, so multifaceted as a performer. there's really nothing not to love there. >> multifaceted. that is the word for her. taraji p. henson, finally, finally cookie, she's getting her due. >> she is getting her due. and, you know, the thing about taraji, people don't seem to recognize, you know, she's an oscar nominee. this is a woman that's been working very hard for a very long time. she is not an overnight success story and so the sort of success she's having now is so deserved, so due to her and, you know, she's just the most fun thing to watch on television. it doesn't get better. >> and she was fun to dress up as cookie for halloween. >> exactly. >> no pictures. we don't need -- >> best halloween costume. >> i tell you what. >> really was. >> leah remini, she was here in the studio and has been labeled as a rebel.
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word is probably a troublemaker which is what she herself calls her book. incredible moxie really to stand up to scientology and not just scientology but to name the names she did in her book. to go ahead and discuss tom cruise, to discuss david miscavige, to really get into the nuts and bolts of scientology and her own shortcomings. one of the names she names the most is her own and discussed what she did, what she did to other people in the name of scientology. >> right. >> incredibly nervy move. >> very bold. >> very bold. very bold. >> someone that is an international phenomenon and we're just finding out about her here, the star of "quantico" on abc, by the way, miss chopra. >> priyanka chopra. so beautiful. so beautiful. >> talented too. >> and, you know, we are
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to just be realizing. old-school movie star she is in the sense of her glamour and her beauty and her talent. she's been internationally famous for quite some time now so it's great to see her translating over here now. >> right, and also great to see misty copeland. she is getting a lot of love this year and rightfully so. >> rightfully so. that under armour ad, it's so great it was not just a gimmick or a quick little blip but really the beginning of the entire world sitting up and taking notice at misty. >> amy was excited and got tickets to "hamilton." i've seen it twice. the man behind it is just incredible. >> he's an incredible, incredible talent, and i think all you need to know about "hamilton," people are obsessed with a broadway soundtrack. i can't remember the last time that happened. people are listening to the soundtrack even if they haven't seen the show and there is a decent chance many of them haven't because you can't get a ticket. >> lin-manuel miranda. so deserved and one of the composers for "star wars." >> for "star wars." he's not going anywhere. >> before we go, the heroes, the train heroes. >> the american heroes. >> we got to get to them. >> anthony, alek and spencer.
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especially the times that we're living in right now, things can sometimes seem so troubling and you look to them and it's hope and it's courage in the face of darkness. >> wonderful to have you here and you're wearing melissa mccarthy. i love that. >> i am wearing melissa mccarthy pants. can everyone just, please, these are from the melissa mccarthy collection and all sizes. >> way to go, kate. all right. "people's" best of 2015 issue hits newsstands on friday. let's go outside now to ginger. >> all right, robin. i want to introduce everybody on this beautiful wednesday morning to ginger j., she said ginger z. i'm ginger j. you don't meet many gingers that aren't horses or dogs. right? like humans. >> exactly. >> very nice to meet you. how about we look at the forecast. we were talking about wisconsin, lake superior last year, lake superior this year, mild, and it's staying that way.yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps
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weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in the area with a transition over to some light snow on the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may >> and one more introduction. this is jenna from georgia. and she's going to help us toss in to lara for -- >> "pop". >> thanks, jenna from georgia and other ginger. we begin with a "pop news" investigation. if a grueling workout leaves you thirsty for more than water, well, you're not alone. a study from pennsylvania state university, thank you very much. >> alma mater. >> found that people who exercise a lot actually consume more alcohol than their less active peers. they also drink more on days
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this is apparently because exercise and alcohol both stimulate the brain's reward system. it also explains why this video has gone so viral. and i just want to say to the scientists, you really didn't need to spend money on this study. you could have just studied my tennis team. >> really, do tell. >> a little glass of vino after a winning match never hurt anybody. also in "pop news" this morning -- >> they love this video apparently. >> wait. you cannot cut -- you're cutting part two. okay. for "pop news" today i'm going to finish with this video. it's actually quite appropriate. go ahead, roll it. it's -- yeah. >> ah. >> you guys, that's exactly how i feel today. >> he's back. >> no, it's really -- >> he needs to go on that treadmill. >> come on.
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>> it's not -- it's not his fault or her fault. >> it's not his or her fault. >> they might be overfeeding her a little bit. >> you know what, after a tough workout, a cocktail never hurts. it's true, robin. just ask the brain trust for my alma mater, penn state university. i don't know how much time we have left. do we have time for another? now i understand that we have time to give you another bit of news. news in "pop news." this -- now they're saying i don't have time. george, will you please do -- >> give this girl a glass of wine. >> after this. >> what a day. >> lara is being punked today.
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>> ah.a fugitive who faces federal weapons charges in iowa is back in the country after more than a month in cuba. the u-s marshals say shawn wegmann is wanted on federal firearms charges in iowa. investigators say in late october, he stole a boat in key west, florida, and used it to travel to havana. that's when cuban border guards arrested him. the cuban government recently returned him to the u-s, making him the first fugitive the government has returned since relations formally thawed between the 2 countries. students at dubuque senior high school are improving their spanish skills with donated computers. chad and laura chandlee donated the laptops, along with a mobile charging cart, at the beginning of the school year. students use them for interactive games and activities that help them memorize spanish words and phrases. teachers say the dubuque school district would not have been able to afford the computers without the donation. and now here's your first alert
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plan on a nice december day! we'll see more sunshine than yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in the area with a transition over to some light snow on the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may cause creeks and streams to rise. while next week is cooler, we still are running above average. enjoy your wednesday! today: mostly sunny high: 47-53 winds: w 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 49 iow: 50tonight: partly cloudy
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welcome back to "gma." getting a little chilly here in times square. robin, you got sim i ways to stay warm and a nice ride over there. >> yeah, but some of the car is missing, i just noticed that. but winter is coming and there's a hack for that. simple shortcuts for things to make life easier, sara, you'll help us out with this. >> today we're going to give you some tips and tricks to deal with winter weather which is sadly right around the corner. and it's already hitting some of the country but first we've got wayne johnson, now, you cover everything from food to crafts on wayne's weekend blog. >> i do. >> today you've got help with our windshield. >> absolutely. i hate in the morning when you go downstairs and it's iced over and you can't get it open. can't find the tool you used to use and use your credit card. got a really simple solution. >> can i help you with that.
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things, squeegee, vinegar, water and a squeeze bottle. three parts vinegar, one part water and squeeze it on there and squish it on there and take your squeegee up and down, back and forth just like that in the morning there's no ice on your windshield. >> do you do it like the morning morning, the night before. >> if you don't, in the morning you can do it as well -- you're doing a good job. in the morning you can do it to get the ice that's on there. >> apparently i do windows. i do do windows. >> a little streak? >> this is really good. >> now we're here with one of our favorite, you and todd have been united before on an apple hack. >> i know. todd -- like manly man. >> we wanted to give you the guy with the ax. >> oh, great. >> rancher and orchard owner and today you'll show us something with chopping wood about the manliest thing i can think of. >> it's a really great idea. you explain why you have a
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there's nothing like a roaring fire. splitting wood is a hassle and not so much the splitting the wood but it goes flying everywhere when you're splitting it. old-timer hack a lot of folks don't know about, wrap a cord of chain and bungee strap around it to hold everything in place. you want to put your chain and bungee strap snug and low -- >> remember that, low. >> i'll swing away. >> back up. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> first split on the far side. >> oh, boy. >> oh, my. >> look at that. >> it's like going to 7-eleven and buying a bundle of wood. >> this is what happens. >> now that you're all done pick >> then done. >> pull the chain off and -- >> can you do that with any wood not that i want to encourage people to cut trees down. yeah. >> because otherwise if you didn't have that it would fly
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>> you hit it one time, that one goes that way, you spend more time chasing than splitting. >> it speeds it up. >> 12 pieces of wood in 12 seconds. >> you got some more wood to cut. >> i'll get busy. we'll get a fire going. >> how are you. >> now we are here with marisa lynch. you are an author of new dress a day. >> i'll show you how to make the easiest hand warmers. >> which ginger can use. >> i'm freezing all the time. so easy to keep you warm. you use oven bags which you might have left over from thanksgiving and take uncooked rice or beans and fill your oven bag with either/or, not both. whatever you have in your pantry or do a little mix, up to you. >> you can mix them. >> totally mix. >> you put them in your bag then you'll package up your bag just kind of fold it over like so. >> oh, way shgs, wait. toss them into a sock. >> fun of it.
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your sock, folds over the edge like so. you've got your hand warmer. toss in the microwave, 45 seconds and stays warm for 15 minutes. >> you can reuse them? that's beauty of it. cheaper than just -- >> you don't want to use dirty socks. >> you put it on your body. >> put them anywhere. >> yeah. >> friendly. >> you go through these like -- >> you can reuse them, throw them in the microwave. 45 seconds. then you keep it with you in your pocket. >> thank you so much. >> all right, guys. >> thank you. >> hack reporter. >> let's get back inside to george who is keeping piece and warm. >> best way to storm warm is stay inside counting down to "star wars" right now. "the force awakens" opens all over the world in just nine days. and abc's chris connelly sat down with one of the new stars, oscar isaac and what hfrd told him about flying in space. >> it happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
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from studying on set for director j.j. abrams "star wars: the force awakens," as poe dameron, ace x-wing pilot for the resistance. >> i saw a blueprint on my desk on the table. it listed everything that had been used, every button that had been used in the previous six flips in an x-wing so i knew what did what and which ones were free for me to imagine anything with. so it's an incredible amount of detail that goes into this universe. >> you might need this. >> reporter: asked harrison ford to share with him any fly guy insights. >> offered to even take me up with him but he did say, i was just making it up and it's in space so the rules don't really apply to piloting so, you know, you've got some room to make it up but i think i'll make it up then get a blueprint of exactly what i have to touch. which one is it here. >> reporter: even though sill prepared him for the shake and rattle that the role required. >> they take just the cockpit
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they move that thing around all over the place. so the first time i was on there i was yelling and doing my thing and i got so sick because i was so hot and it was moving around, hi to stop and say, hole on, guy, i need to swallow my lunch for a second. >> reporter: acclaimed for his work as an spiring folk singer in "inside lew win davis" he served up a swinging duet on twitter with his "the force awakens" co-star daisy ridley to "baby it's cold outside this evening has been so -- >> she has an amazing voice and sings opera a little bit. she has a beautiful voice. >> reporter: daisy and the rest of the production even got to know oscar's uncle guillermo a "star wars" obsessive if well, i just was saying, you know, this is my uncle. he was the one that indoctrinated us in "star wars." so then when it came to set i introduced him to j.j. and j.j. said you're the uncle. want to be in the movie? he hence told me.
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oh, my god, yes, yes, they put him in the back in the scene between adam and i and when the trailer first came out i got a little picture where he had kind of circled this blur in the back and he's like, that's me! >> reporter: now oscar is looking forward to bringing his uncle and the rest of his relatives to the premiere of "star wars: the force awakens." >> i'm thrilled that i'm going to get to see it with that kind of energy in the room. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> and we are getting close. "star wars: the force awakens" opens nationwide on friday, december 18th. let's go back sought jied to ginger. >> i'm standing in a line of texans they're all from the dallas area. we be talking about a storm affecting the plains here eventually but the storm this morning unfortunate news out of portland, oregon, i learned it tree into that home killed a woman so we will be having updates on that and that consistent storm coming in again tonight into tomorrow. so watch it move and it drops
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you're going home saturday you may rung into some of those storms. heavy rain in the gulf and more know on the back side of that that would make it into the northern plains, northern great lakes. that's a look atplan on a nice december day! we'll see more sunshine than yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in >> all that weather brought to you by sprint. our friends, though, at abc family maybe you've seen this have been celebrating the 25 days of christmas with the ultimate holiday movie festival. now they're giving the ultimate gift to four one direction fanatics. not these folks behind me but with the help of the boys themselves take a look. better watch out not. >> abc family pop-up santa we're about to give four one direction fans the surprise of their life.
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our secret "gma" concert. >> we have the perfect way. >> they surprised us with makeovers. >> first time getting my makeup professionally done. >> that is going to be epic. you'll see one d's super surprise tonight on abc family throughout the showing of "elf" at 8:45, 7:45 central. my button is about to pop. >> you warned them. coming up next our holiday edition of i can't say it without lara's help. >> one, two, three. >> "improve this!." >> now your first look at the new trailer for the "bfg" based on the rowald dahl book. take a look. >> it was the witching hour when
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the girls say the wishing hour arrives at midnight. i think it comes when i'm the only one left awake, like always, like now. and that is where our story
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>> hurry up, sara. hurry up, rob. they just have a few seconds left to wrap up their amazing creations. but while they're wrapping that up we're going to give you a new edition of "improve this!" sponsored by lowe's decking the hall and i spy diy jenni radosevich is here with popular projects to help you spruce up your home in time for the holidays. talk about this fireplace. >> i love the idea of putting a fireplace in the house. insped of spending all that money to actually put in a chimney you can create this faux fireplace all over pinterest and a bunch of different ways to create it. this one we got the surround mantel from the hardware store. >> actually sell these premade or you can use a vintage one. >> i seem them awe the time at flea markets and pull them out of old houses and you can buy them for next to nothing. great way to recycle. >> adds character to a home. >> just because you don't have
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fl flue doesn't mean you can't create the look. >> we customized this, refinished wood in the front or brick or air stone is so light and you just adhere it. even if you don't like your current fireplace you could do in. >> faux stone. >> i don't know if it's made out of. >> air. >> that's one great look. what you've done is taken that and painted it white. but this i thought was a great idea so she took logs and cut them to two inches and glued them on a piece of plywood to create storage. if you did put it in front of a fireplace, you can use that to store or -- i love that. i think it's a very cool idea. >> or candles this there or chalk and look really good. >> you have some other projects here. i really like the send irblock as a present. >> looks great. >> look at that i don't know if you have any of these hanging around your garage or on -- >> so good for outside. it won't move so you can spray
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you can put a little stripe on it or a bow and -- >> a cute project to do with kids. >> how it looks when it's done. there you go. just wanted to make sure we were seeing it. i mean it could not be easier, just happens to be a great shape to use indoor. >> tell us about the wreath. >> along the lines of what sara and rob were doing who we should check on pretty soon. this is simply -- sara, come on in. yours is done. >> i feel like i brought a piece of art home to my mom and put it next to the picasso. >> beautiful, sara. nice job. >> how did these guys do? sara had to take her ornaments and pylon -- >> cones you can get at the hardware store and spray painted it and hot glued on all these ornaments and same thing for the wreath up here. >> how did sara do? a plus. >> "a" plus. >> was it easy? >> i'm really not crafty at all and although i could probably do better than this, it was super
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meditative. >> zone out and glue on ornaments. >> so, sara, did you deck rob's halls? that's what we want to know. did she beat rob marciano? >> rob rocked my christmas world. he put lights in these. >> i got the drill out. it wasn't that easy and much better with power which we don't have out here. >> chevy chase moment. >> all taking stuff you can find watt your local hardware store. pvc piping and spray printed it which creates the turn. this is ribbon then rob went the distance and actually drilled holes in it to create lights. >> got to use power tools. >> high-five to both of you. love you guys. jenni, always great ideas. we love your blog, check out more on our website on yahoo! coming up next on "gma," babyface performing live.
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"countdown to chri babyface has set a musician's goal to make people feel good. 'about to do that for us right now. they don't trust me to be over there by you. they have me over here. the 11-time grammy winner is back and, boy, is he with "return of the tender lover." first album in seven years. here he is singing the first
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whoo we done pain and sorrow we done been through change we done had way better days yes sir but i seen tomorrow i ain't see no rain and our sun's gonna shine again yes it is i been thinking about it ain't no way around it girl we've got something that the world just can't explain what's the one thing makes it always work out it's 'cause we got love love love love love if we got nothing else we got love yeah it's 'cause we got love love love love love at least that's something yes we got love
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and the world goes round and round round and round and the world goes round and round and the world goes round and round around in circles and the world goes round and round round and round and the world goes round and round and the world goes round and round around in circles >> come on, michael, play. whoo! >> go. >> come on, sing. i've been thinking about it ain't no way around it girl we got something that the world just can't explain oh yeah what's the one thing
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what's that the one thing that makes it always work out it's 'cause we got love love love love love if we got nothing else we got love hey it's 'cause we got love love love love love at least that's something yes we got love come on da dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum hey baby love dum dum dum dum dum dum hey
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here we go hey [ cheers and applause ] >> whoo!
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tomorrow he'll show you his magic on "gma." plus, "deals & steals" up to 71% off. now santa can't even touch that. tomorrow on abc's "good morning america." >> hit it, hit it. >> oh. >> ooh. >> yeah. >> do the stanky face. thank you, thank you, one and all. >> take care.several washington city departments are sharing cramped quarters. and council members can't agree on a way to move forward, leaving city hall,
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workers without a space solution. one option would mean building a new fire station near the existing building. but council members would need a referendum to make that happen. the second option would move city hall to an old library building. but some officials are worried that renovation could have hidden costs. the council hopes to decide which option to pursue after the first of the year. people in north liberty will be able to keep carrying their weapons on city-owned property. north liberty city leaders will not vote on the issue. nearly 20 people spoke at a meeting, mostly opposing the proposed ban. the discussion came up when some on the library board questioned the city's policy on guns in city-owned buildings. north liberty city leaders also discussed a possible gun ban in 2013, but the council voted against the proposal. and now here's your first alert forecast. plan on a nice december day! we'll see more sunshine than yesterday, with highs up around 50 degrees in many areas. this is about 20 degrees above seasonal normals. the mild air keeps right on going into the the weekend, and it's at that point that the pattern will shift to a more active one. at this point, this storm system continues to look like mainly rain in
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the back side of the system, if the cold air can get here. the bigger issue may very well be heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorm s. a widespread 1- 2" of rain is likely this weekend, which may cause creeks and streams to rise. while next week is cooler, we still are running above average. enjoy your wednesday! today: high: 47-53 winds: w 5-15 alo: 49 dbq: 49 low: 35-41 winds: s 5-15 alo: 39 dbq: 37 iow: 39tomorrow: partly sunny, mild high: 52-58 winds: w 15-25 alo: 53 dbq: 53 iow: 56tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 34-40 winds: sw 5-15 alo: 34 dbq: 34 iow: 36 you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
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