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he felt the need of sending a message to his followers. we're still here, we're still strong, we're undefeated. >> the pentagonh says the united states hit isis targets in iraq and syria withh 17 air strikes on christmas day alone. well, there's growing demand for answers after another deadly police involved shooting in chicago. one of the victims bettie jones was remembered at a vigil yesterday. investigators atbly the she was killed by accident when police answered a call. alex perez is covering the violence and the controversy. chicago police department again under scrutiny after another controversial shooting. 55-year-old bettie jones and 19-year-old college student quintonio legrier dead. >> we got two people shot. just to confirm. >> yes, they were. they w we. >> reporter: early saturday domestic disturbance call on the top floor of this two-story home. legrier reportedly threatening his father with a bat. >> upon their arrival, they were confroroed by a combative individual. >> reporter: jones lived on the ground floor.
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the door for police when legrier began to make his way down the stairs and she was caught in a spray of bullets fired by police. authorities saying jones was accidentally and tragically killed. the police department extending condolences. frustrated loved ones demanding answers. >> why you got to shoot first and ask questions later? >> she should not have to come outside open the door and be shot down by a police officer. >> reporter: an emotional vigil for the victims. let it shine let it shine let it shine >> reporter: legrier's grieving mother says her son had mental health issues but studie engineering ananhad a bright future. >> h hwas an honor roll student, he worked hard, he cared about people. >> reporter: the shooting coming after protesters on christmas eve shut down shopping at parts of chicago's famed michigan avenen calling for mayor r rm emanuel to resign in the wake of the laquan mcdonald shooting. emanuel, on vacation in cuba, says the shooting raises serious
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needs to review how they respond to mental health cases. chicago police have not yet explained why exactly the responding officers opened fire. they are now on desk duty while the shootingngs investigated. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> the family of tamir rice believes it's unlikely a police officer will face charges for his deaths. rice a 12-year-old black boy was playing in the park with a pellet gun when he was shot by a white police officer. the incident captured on video. a decision by the grand jury is expected soon. at grand jury has been meeting since october. this morning sad news from the pro baseball world. former major league baseball player dave henderson perhaps best known for his postseason heroics las died. he played 14 years in the majors with boston and oakland a's. after a kidney transplant in
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attack on sunday at a seattle hospital. he was only 57 years old. michael phelps is looking to make another career splash. the most decorated olympian in history plans to join aririna stateeniversity as a volunteer assistant coach. phelps is expected to start his coaching career sometime after the 2016 summer olympics. the now 30-year-old phelps brieiey r rired after the 2012 london olympics but he resumed training last year. >> time now for john madden's playbook otherwise known as "sports withth reena," and a look at sunday night football. >> john madden's playbook. i like that one. >> he learned a lot from you. >> minnesota vikings, meaningless for the new york giants. he had had already been eliminated from the playoffs. the vikings on the other hand needed this game to clinch at ast a wildcard spot and maybe even the division title. that's how the two teams playedd with mininsota taking out the giants. we're talking 49-17.
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and it was the overtime. >> kenny: toss that decided the jets/patriots me. new england won the flip and surprisingly decided to kick off to new york, figuring we'll get the ball back quickly and score. instead the jets drove straight into the end zone on four place for a 26-20 win. that improves this new york team's chances of getting into the playoffs as well as the chances of a week of second-guessing the patriots' decision. >> that was such a silly decision by the patriots coaching staff. >> you never know how it's going to turn out. >> you take the ball in overtime. you're the patriots. have you tom brady. >> i'm not going to make a deflate jokeke withholdldyself for today. >> exactly. we've gone through deflategate. so your significant other may second-guess the decision to spend $20,000 on a hoverboard. >> is that what it costs? >> this one. this one really hovers.
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fan to boost a person almost a foot off the groundnd goess abouou 12.5 miles an hour. >> why are people doing this. >> because you can. >> just watch the "back to the future" movie and reval in that. the batteries only last for six minutes and it t tes six hours charge them. the arc board isn't available yet. the company propses to begin slipping next april. i don't understand why people are so into this. >> i is $19,000. boys need toys and that helps. >> all right. >> coming up "the mix," the high cost of cloning a beloved family pet. we're introducing you to one very special puppy. >> also ahead, a football superstar peyton manning accused of doping. a strange twist in the story and how manning is taking action. counting the movie moneyey as "star wars: the force awakens" perks up hollywood bank accounts thanks to a block buster.
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a little girl from maine who is battling cancerr has had her number one christmas wishful filled. she got to the meet patriots quarterback tom brady. haily stewardet with himover the weekend. it started with this video invitation. >> i heard you had a special christmas wish that you wanted this year. and i've got one, too.
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said your name? >> i'm crazy. >> that's great. haley said she will never watch the spot on her head where brady gave her a kiss. number2 signed her jersey and gave her a hat to match hihi as well. >> that was very sweet. very, very sweet. now to another nfl quarterback making headlines. denver broncos star peyton manning now describing the doping allegations allegations against him as defamation. telling nbc "football night in america" he will probably sue. >> he's fighting back controversy follows a documentary that aired last night and al jazeera. abc's mary bruce with the story. it's a joke. it's a freaking joke. >> star quarterback peyton manning is furious and fighting back telling abc's sister netwtrk espn that allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs are simply not true. >> it's completely fabricated. complete trash, garbage. it's more a`jectives i'd like to be able to use.
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>> explosive allegations against a member of the first family of football. the denver bronco is a five-time league mvp. a new al jazeera documentary claims his wife was supplied human growth more money, a substance banned by the nfl while manning was being treated at an indianapolis clinic after neck surgery in 2011. the report features someone it entifies as a former pharmacist, charlie sly who spoke with an undercover reporter >> all the time we would be sending ashley manning like growth hormone all the titi,er from, flflida. it would never be under payton's name, always under her name. >> he says it never happened. >> have you ever used hgh or any performance enhancing drug? >> absolutely not, absolutely not. >> reporter: sly is recanting his story in this video. >> the statements on any recordings or communications that al jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect. >> reporter: he tells espn he madede up the storyry to test the undercover reporter and
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not intern there till two years after manning was treated. al jazeera is not commenting on sly or manning's claim that their report is false. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> coming up in our next half hour, the drone invasion. the faa estimates about 1 million n n droughnhn ended up under christmas trees this year. this morning, what users now need to know to keep from flying into trouble. but first "the force awakens." whwh the new "star wars" movie did this weekend that no other movie in in galaxy has ever done before. you're watching "world news
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>> announcer: "world news now" % >> oh, one of my favorite graphics. "world news now" "star wars" edition. >> clearly one of my favorite tunes. i'm still thinking it's emeril la gas see comin back t "gma.! i'm still on that. we don't know. millions of excited "star wars" fans have been cramming themselves into packed theaters for a taste of the "force awakens." >> the proof is in the box office receipts. the force raking in $1 billion in 1 days. here's kayna whitworth. >> nothingngill stand in our way. >> reporter: "star wars" the force awakens in hyper drive. $1 billion at the box office in 12 days. >> it was really good. >> it was amazing. >> reporter: beating last
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dollar r re. catapulting the film into the record books. the dinosaurs, no match for a galaxy far, far away. the biggest christmas day showing in box office history. $49.3 million. fans all over the world breaking out their lightsabers, making the biggest worldwide debut, at $529 million. and it hasn't even shown in chcha yet. disney, the parent company of abc, purchased lucasfilms in 2012 for $4 billion. experts say surpassing the $2 billion m mk and overtaking "avatar" as the highest grossing movie of our time is a real possibility. >> if any movie has the chance to beat that number, it would be "star wars: the force awakens." >> reporter: and the good news, fans, two more films are in the works. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. you were saying you haven't seen this yeye >> iaven't seeee it yet. i'm going to go see it this
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chance. they named is after the character in their favorite disney movie homeward bound. that's dylan, he pasasd away almost two weeks after he died. the couple decided to go through with the cloning thing. there's a rule you can only do this five days after a dog passes. but a south korn company is involved with doing this. it's g gng to cost you $100,000 if you want to clone your dog. they were overjoyed when they felt like their old dog was brought back to life. they say they look exactly alike. >> fascinating. stephen king showed us how it's done in pet cemetery. i'm worried about what that dog going to come back as. might be freakyy attackdog. you know what's a scary scene? something we don't get to see too often, what earth looks liking from outer space. you see all those dots? that's the amountt of space junk that is orbiting the earth since 1957.
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crap that's out there right now. there are about 20,000 pieces of spent rocket parts alone. about 500,000 bits the size of marbles floating around earth. >> that's a relief. >> nasa tracking a lot of them. >> i thought this was what happens whenhe rest of the world sneezes. during cold and flu season. >> that is exactly. that's a completely different commercial. >> different commercial. so you don't think -- yeah. thank you. you don't think of sugar free when you think of weddings. food is important when you go to weddings. >> so is alcohol. >> one couple decided to go the healthy route. the gorgeous, gorgeous couple decided thi he were going to make this theealthiest w wding ever. you won't believe some of the different -- isn't that like -- they just had incredibly delicious food. >> where is the fried chick. >> and there's no chicken.n. that's the thing. kale, steamed vegetables, fresh
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it i this morning on "world news now," holiday storms from tornadoes in texas and arkansas deadly floods in mimiouri and a snowstorm seen there threatening to ruin the holiday travel plans. the big threats in the hours ahead from accuweather. >> defianterrorists. the first message from an isis leader in seven months. his threat and what it means as isis face heavy losses. >> new this half hour, a high
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300 miles. >> the coast guardrdapturing the scene as crews spent 20 hours in a relebt relentless chase of a stolen speed boat. and saying h hlo to even momo success. adeleljust broke a record in the music business, and it's a record that she's had, she had he already set herself. that's in "the skinny" on this monday, december 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, good morning. welcome back on this work monday for many people. i'm reena ninan. >> we say hello. i'm kendis gibson. we do thank you for joining us. it was a rough weekend in the heartland of this country with a loof people who are huing this morning. devastating tornadoes s the nation's midsection. there was just damage inrkansas with a twister tearing off the roofs and uprooting trtrs.
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>> in the dallas area, at least 11 people are dead and several hundred homes destroyed. furz our coverage begins with abc's mattutman. >> reporter: those torordoes exploding over these north texas suburbs. >> get back inside. >> reporter: this one turning into a pillar of fire as it blew up transformers. >> that'u it. that's a tnado! >> reporter: andparking panic. those 11 people killed in died as the storm descended on >> i see it. it's crossing the highway right there. i can see it. >> reporter: in the pitch black saturday night, those flashes of lightning. >> gosh, it's big, illuminating that monster. the sirens blared as thahawedge darkened the sky. that s se system bringing flflh floods all the way to missouri. the tornado that crashed down in garland, texas, clocked in as an ef-4. in the morning light, the devastation revealed. >> walking and driving around the area, you can see it i i total devastation.
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footage, you can see that line of damage a football field wide. as if a giant t aw had raked this neighborhood in rowlett. semis and trucks tossed like toys. trees uprooted, ancient oaks snapped. the winds so strong they destabilized the town's water tower. authorities evacuatiti everyone within a 250 foot radius. power lines twisted around the shattered neighborhood like yarn. hundreds of homes and structures damaged, dozens completely destroyed.d. and in the wreckage, we met norma jimenez. she and five family members clustered in a bathroom as the storm ripped down their house. >> we're just very grateful that we're alive and that we're all safe. all this can be replaced. >> reporter: the clean-up has already begun in earnest. people have come through to try toick out the few belongings they could still find. it has gotten 40 degrees colder with this rain coming down, making the clean-up that much more miserable for the families ere. matt tman, abc news, garland,
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>> that powerful storm system is producing blizzard like conditions a little to t west of there. travelers found the roads impassable with white out conditions and numerous accidents, hundreds of flights were canceled. and thousands more delayed. and there are more flight cancellations already today. >> i would call it a nightmare, yes. that's a good way to put it. >> our flight to power toe val yar ta has been canceled. they can't find our bags. we have to drive to houston now. >> today travelers around the minneapolis, chicago, and detroit area can expect snow and around atlanta, downpours. here's meteorologist paul williams. good morning. >> reporter: thank kendis, reena. yet another round of deadly storms expected in the deep south, but instead of texas, this time we're looking for it to hit portions of m msissippi, eastern mississippi, all of alabama, tennessee up towards the nashville area with much cooler air to the north and rain wrapping around with the possibility of floloing over towardss raleigh and scattered showers slowing down traffic in atlanta.
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concerned, bracing for a hit of real snow for the first time in awhile. we're expecting, get this, 6 to 12 incheof snow hitting the extre northern tip of nene mpshire and then covering a good portion of maine and surrounding areas at least 3 to 6 inches of snow covering montreal. brace for old man winter to come roaring. back to you. kendis, reena. >> paul, thank you. it's not just people in danger from the extreme weather. more than a dozen horses had to be rescued from rising water near indndnapolis as their pasture flooded. they didn'n'want to move. the owners say they have limited depth perception. so workers led them to safety. much of central indiana was under flood warnings after severainches of rain fell.l. and major r ooding problems in northern england. weeks of heavy rain have put cities and towns underwater. hundreds of people have to be evacuated in york about 200 miles north of londodo extra british soldiers were sent into the area to help. more heavy rain is expected this week.
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syria is speaking out. after months of silence. abu bakr al baghdadi urging fight. he made rewed threats. jim avila with the d dails. >> reporter: the voice of isis after seven months of silence and for only the second time, abu bakr al baghdadi appears desperate to rally his beleaguered fighters who have lost ground and leadership. iraqi forces backed by u.s. coalition air strikes have taken the strategic city of ramadi. 2015 has not been a good year for isis. losing its second ininommand to american bombs, its territory in both syria and iraq shrinking. >> isis is under a lot of pressure. and he felt the need of sending a message to his followers. we're still here, we're still strong, we're undefeated. >> reporter: in this message, baghdadi issues a call to arms among the world's 1.5 billion muslims. quote, "waging this battle is a
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he also threens israel directct, promising to liberere palestine. the president here in hawaii did not interrupt his vacation to comment on the isis message or its authenticity. the defense department did iue a statement congratulating iraqi forces for theiriruccess in ramadi. jim avila, abc news, with the president in hawaii. thank you so much, jim. the families of two people shot dead by police in chicago over the weekend, they're demanding answers. investigators admit one of the victims, a 55-year-old mother of five was killed by accident. bettie jones answered the door when officers arrived about a domestic dispute. >> why you got to shoot first t and ask questions later? >> she should not have to come outside, open the door and be shot down by a police officer. >> the other victim quintonio legrier was a 19-yeaeaold college student. he was shot seven times. three men are in custody after leading authorities on a wild speed boat chase in the gulf of mexico. this is insane
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stealing a speed boat in ft. myers, florida. they fled after trying to ram the sheriff's department boat and get this, ththcoast guard eventutuly joined the 20-hour chase. the pursuit spanned more than 300 mice. they were captured about 70 miles from the coast of cuba. >> we'll go whe extra mile. in this case, we had to go an extra 344 miles. >> they weren't worried about anything other than getting away. >> police say the stolen boat is vaed at $350,000. charges against the three n include burglary and grand larceny. the owner of the boat says he's proud how hard law enforcement worked to catch the suspects in thisne. >> that's right. they deserve something a little extra for that. 340 something miles? >> the long arm of the law. they were so far. so close to cuba. >> wouldn't you worry about your gas running out? there's no way to fill up. >> i think that's probably what happened in the end.d. >> okay. now we know. and this is a fish story
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thank goodness. a fishing charter off the clorida coast was visited by a great white shark. it took a bite out of the bait, circled the boat a few times and decided to move on for another snack somewhere else. >> the charter boat captain says he often sees sharks but not great whites. he estimates this one at about 12 feet long and says you never know what you're going to see out there in the water. >> just like to remind everyone this took place in florida, my home state where all the excitement, entertainment, and animal activity takes place. >> home to all of our theme music, as well. all the excitement. if we only did a news cast about florida, seriouslyly >> i would lovovto do that. i would love to anchor t tt. call it the floridian. >> call it "world news now" because that's what the case is. all the interesting stuff that happens. >> you're righw. >> comg up in "the skinny, the high-priced celebrities that want y y to know sesame street is making a big move. >> also ahead, the hottest christmas present of the year. kendis, you got one of these. drones taking off and crashing.
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sounding an alarm. >> later, a life-saving gift for a newlywed couple. the groom finds out after exchanging vows he's set for susuery. after a look at our florida forecast map because we're florida all the time. 86 degrees in orlando. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by delsym. weather, brought to you by delsym delsym. [coughing] [coughing] coughing disrupts everyone's life. that's why so many people are turning to delsym for longer lasting cough relief. dedeym has an advanced time release formumu that helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. that's three times longer than the leading cough liquid. all night...
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a frightening scene captpted on camera in new w rochelle, new york, as a car plows right into a convenience store. police say an 88-year-old woman who was driving and lost corol. one man inside the store was hit. he was taken to ththhospital but expected to be physically okay.
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let the record show that was not in florida. >>rue, but she was probably a floridian visiting family. >> oh, boy. atlanta is marking a milestone at the airport. the hartsfield-jackson airport welcomed its 100 millionth passenger sunday. this is the busiest airport and the first to handle 100 million passengers in a year. traffic at the airport is up 5% this year. that 100 millionth passenger was picked up at random from a delta flight. >> i was stunned. you know? very surprised. had no clue. there was no wayno way i could be the one. >> yes, there is way, mr. . rry kendrick.. guess what, you won a new car. two round trip tickets and $500. not thousand, 500. only one downside. r mr. kendrick. the celebration caused him to miss his connecting flight. that's worth it, though, come on >> wow. who knew flying delta would
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and speaking of really large numbers, h h about this one. one million drones getting set to invade our skies. >> that's how many drones the fab estimates wrapped under the christmas tree this year. just in time, there's a major government initiative to help keep our skies safer. here's abc's marci gonzales. >> reporter: across the country this weekend, drones barely out of their christmas wrapping, already crashing and colliding. these unmanned aircraft, causing more than just mishaps. they can be downright dangerous. just last week at this world cup event, a drone narrowlmissing a champion skier. and d st month, one barreling down onto a race in massachusetts, cutting two of the runners. >> i heard some commotion, so i quickllooked over and i just saw the drone coming down. >> reporter: in an effort to track down anyone whose drone goes rogue, the faa now requires all unmanned aircraft weighing more than half a pound to be registered.
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to a $ $,500 civil fine. >> think about that this is not just a toy, that this is something that could endanger other people's lives if you use it irresponsibly. >> reporter: people using drones as a hobby don't have to be trained or certified to fly. but with so many potential risks, drone schools like chris spiecher's dart drones are popping up nationwide. >> i think it's irresponsible of p pple just to go out a a launch these without any none, preknowled of what they're doing, where they're flying, and what the situation is around them. >> reporter: teaching everything from the rules to how to keep this from happening to you. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. wow. >> i got one of those useless toys for christmas. i have no idea what i'm going to do with it. >> it's a high end one. it's a really nice one that you got. >> it is a pricey one that i got. i don't really like taking that many pictures of myself. did bring it in here though, clearly.
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we'll track the audio and see exactly where it lands. >> where it goes. >> it's ridiculous. i lived in d.c. technically. it's a wonderful thought about you, >> you have to register it. then you can fly it, right? it's illegal. >> okay, d.c. folks, go trade it >> comong up, adele breaks yet another record. her own. and the three most pirated movies of 2015. is your favorite on the list? "the skinny" up next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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abc stations.tt2watz'@f4 4 bt@q6]h tt2watz'@f4 "a@q&q, tt2watz'@f4 bm@q-z tt4watz'@f4 " dztq ajl tt4watz'@f4 " entq 1n, tt4watz'@f4 " gzt& (it tt4watz'@f4 " hnt& 8g8 tt4watz'@f4 " iztq r.@ tt4watz'@f4 " jntq @^ tt4watz'@f4 " lzt& \ skinny, so skskny >> time now for "the skinny." toppinour headlines this morning, one of our favorites adele is breaking her own recordrd >> her new album "25" continues to rewrite recording history selling more than a million copies in its fifth week of release and enjoying its third platinum selling week. >> sales of "25" apparently enjoyed a holiday bump increasing by y % over last week's total. the album has sold a total of 7.13 million copies. >> 7,130,000 copies. that's incredible. >> did you p pchase? >> i did buy it. >> okay.
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>> i thought i was going to get a@record player for christmas. >> that's what you wanted. >> and bouout the adele record. >> you should have given us hints about that one. >> yes. so next, we all know how to t -- how to get to same street. and itgs not via pbs anymore. >> last summer the iconic tv show announced its moving from its home of 45 years to fancier richer diggs. we're talking hbo. now we're getting a sneak peek of the season. a new trailer with cameos from pharrell and jon hamm and tina fey. sunny day >> shouldn't there be applause? >> yeah. >> excellent. on my way to where the air is sweet >> you're just in time. >> yeah. >> exciting. >> oh, the 46th season of "sesame street" will air two new half hour episodes on saturday, the 16th of january at 9:00 a.m. followed by one new episode each
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they'll be aired for free on pbs. they didn't completely sell out. >> you can still find them on pbs, but just not the latest episodes. >> they'll start out on hbo. it's not hbo. it's tv. >> next to some fresh buzz from another series set to start next month on fx. >> we have been amazed at the teasers for the "people versus o.j. simpson" " owing off the uncanny transformation of john travolta into defense attorney robert shapiro. anannow fx has quietly been sending out streaming links to journalists to binge watch the first six episodes. >> so far the buzz has been generally positive mostly in regards to the cast, sarah paulson in particular for her portrayal of prosecutor marcia clark. the series begins its run on february 2nd. >> finally, speaking of dvds and streaming, we're learning which movies were the most popular to pirate in 20.
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has pegged the top three most pirated movies. number three "avengers: age of ultron." >> andndumber two "furious 7 7at nearly 45 million downloads. >> and drum roll, "interstellar" 47 million illegal downloads and helping to round out the topop ten, jurassic world, american sniper," " 50 shades of grey"." the surging numbers are an indication film piracy continues unabated. pay for it. people worked hardor this stuff. coming up, giving the gift of
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separated by hundreds of miles and brought together by two extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity. >> total strangers now connected forever by a gift exchange unlike any other. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: the day that jay matuska and jackie sitkowski married in milwaukee, they had just been given some of the best news they'd ever hear. >> we were doing the rehearsal and then we both looked at our phones. >> reporter: and heard this message. >> so your test looks good. very good. >> reporter: meaning that for jay, who needed a kidney transplant, a match had just been found. found, hundreds of miles away in georgia, where a man they had never met, blake underwood, had volunteered one of his own kidneys for the newlyweds. >> i was just great fwl to be able to be in a position to help. >> reporter: here's the twist. blake was hoping to give a kidney to his own mother, who o needed a transplplt, too. but he was not a match for her. guess who was? jay's bride, jackie, in milwaukee. >> she's very passionate about helping hers and she stepped
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>> reporter: andndo, the two kidneys traded addresses, and saved two lives. now, two families who couldn't be more connected, have connecd for the first time. >> thank you. i dedenitely thank you and i appreciate you. >> we share that same feeling, and we're very grateful. >> i'm just so grateful to them for coming forward and thankful that a match was made. >> reporter: and from us, congrats on your marriage, your mom, and the new future for all four of you. since t all gifts this time of year come in through the chimimy. john donvan, abc news. oh, i love that story. also the fact that what an unexpected twist that they were both able to help each other. so important. it's also important, folks, if you're interested in helping someone else to check off that little box when you sign up for your driver's license that you donate. you're willing to be a donor in the case of a tragedy or death. >> you forget how difficult of a task it is for so many people on those lists.
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good for them. >> what a great way to start the year. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfnfs.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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insomniacs for two decades.temperatures fall into the mid
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and sleet will be possible from highway 30 south. by the m m-morning hours a mixixf snow, sleet, and freezing rain will overspread most of eastern iowa, with the greatest potential for icing to occur in thehe-80 area and s sth. a quarter inch of ice accumulation is not out of the question in those areas. winds will be gusting at or good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "worlnews now." it's been a weekend of extreme weather in the south with devastating tornadoes in nortrttexas. snow in west texas and oklahoma. flooding in the deep south. the storm system now moving up toward the great lakes. >> the head of isis s iraq and syririspeaking out after months of silence. abu bakr al baghdadi said air
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coalition only increase his group's determination and resolve. and he reflued his threats against israel. >> denver broncos quarterback peyton manning says he'll prtbably sue al jazeera r the documentary they aired last night alleging he used human growth hormone while being treated after neck surgery four years ago. >> feeling the power of the force. the new stars movie "the force awakens" makes movie history cracking the $1 billion in 1 days. -- 12 days. those are some of our top stories on this monday, december 28th. from abc news, this is "w"wld news now." good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with the extreme weather in the south. the seriesf tornadoes ripped through the dallas area destroying homes and tossing around cars on the h hhways just like toys. at least 11 people are dead after as many as nine tornadoes descended. >> winds up to 180 miles an hour were recorded. exrts say these are the
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dallas-fororworth area in nearly 90 years. one official says it will be months, maybe years before everything is fixed. >> walking around and driving around the area, you can see it isisotal devastation ovevethere in the area. >> we're very grateful that we're alive and that we're all safe. all this can be replaced. >> and to the north in missouri, at least eight deaths reported have been reported because of flooding. and the governor has declared a state of emergency in that state. a flash flood watch remains in effect in many parts of that state. that same powerful storm system i iproducing blizzard-likikconditions in oklahoma, western texas and new mexico adding to the post christmas travel woes. with more, here's abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: millions of travelers on one of the busy busiest travel days of the holiday season. blizzard conditions in the oklahoma panhandle c csing whiteoututonditions. frfrzing rain and sleet t king for slick and dangerous conditions. slow plows working to clear the
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in lubbock, texas, snow drifts cover roads. drivers stuck on i-40 after the snow fell. the road from amarillo to the new mexico border closed through the night. more than 20 motorists stranded. trucks out of control, resting in the snow bank. >> that nasty winter storm sweeping much of the country rowing a wrench intotohose flying h he, too. travelers frustrated. >> i would call it a nightmare, yes. that's a good way to put it. i would call it living hell is what it's been. >> long lines at airports. more t tn 1,000 flights in t t u.s. canceled, more than 4,000 delayed. >> our flight to puerto vallarta has been cancelled. they can't find our bags.. >> reportete in dallas where that deadly tornado hit, just getting to the airport was a struggle. >> a lot of accidents when we got here. like ambulances and everything, rushing through the freeway. >> reporter: here in dallas, we're seeing long airport lines and with all of those flight cancellations, thousands of
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least one more night on christmas vacation, whether they like it or not. phillip mena, abc news, dallas. >> thank you so much. big airline hubs, chicago, atlanta, all of them could see major delays today. >> here's a look why. the storm system is moving up the mississippi river valley and then to the east. r coverage continuesesow with accuweather's paul williams. paul, how is it looking? >> thanks, reena, kendis. unfortunately, it looks like mother nature is going to target mississippi, alabama, as well as teteessee near the nashvhvle area and into kentucky for the next round of storms. it's over as far as texas and over towards louisiana is concerd. but the folk\ in new orleans will still possibly see severe storms there, and yes, there's a real possibility and likelihood of tornadoes. scattered showers over towards atlanta and then actually rain to the point of flash flooding to occur in the ohio valley region reaching g wards portions of st. louis. now, that's not the only concern. we have a storm that's advancing throughout the midwest with a chance of wintryix hitting chicago and snow hitting
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ndis, reena. >> thanks to paul at accuweather. now to the growing demand for answers after another deadly police involved shooting in chicago. one of the victims bettie jones remembered at a vigigiyesterday. investigators are admitting she was killed by accident when police answered a domestic violence call. abc's alex perez is in chicago. >> reporter: calls for justice in the death of bettie jones. a 55-year-old mother. >> why do you got to shoot first and ask questions later? >> reporter: her family wants to know why sheheied from a chicago police bullet. the mother of five opened her door as cops confronted 19-year-old college student quintonio legrier. >> while i'm tempted to feel hate f f all chicago police officers right now, i think we've got to to show the police officers and the family a lot of compassion. >> reporter: police say jones was accidentally and tragically killed. officers were responding to a domestic disturbance at legrier's home, a two-story house sharededith jones.
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his father with a bat. >> seven times my son was shot. this needs to stop. no mother should have to bury her child. no mother. >> reporter: this shooting sparking new protests against already beleaguered police@and city officials. ys ago, protests shut down parts of the magnificent mile, the high end shopping district of chicago. the demonstration part of th backlash againkt other deadly police shootings including black teen laquan n donald. >> if you're afraid of these streets to the point that you got to shoot first, you need to turn your bae in. >> so far mayor rara emanuel has resisted calls to resign, responding to the deaths of jones and legrier, he released this statement -- anytime an officer uses force, the public deserves answers and regardless of the circumstances we all grieve anytime there's a loss of life in our city. >> i want the mayor to understand that this is a
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you failed us before. bubunow it's your time t tstep up or step down. >> reporter: alex perez, abc news, chicago. it could cost south carolina taxpayers millions to display the confederate flag removed from the stateteapitol. the flag was removed after nine people were gunned down during a bible study last summer at a historically black church. lawmakers voted to have the flag displayed in a histoto museum along with other confederate symbols. it's part of a $3.6 million plan. >> pricey there. so three men in custody after leading authorities on a wild speed boat chase in the gulf of mexico. >> the suspects were acced of stealing the speed boat inint. myers, florida. they fled after trying to ram the sheriff's department boat. get this. the coast guard got involved. it lasted 20 hours this pursuit. the chase spanning more than 300 miles. th were finally captur about
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well, if you just can't wait to buy the iphone 7, you have to be patient. it's unlikely we'll see the new version of apple's smartphone until septemr. and you'll actuauay see less of it. reports say that it will be thinner than ever. the rumors also say that it will be mordust and water resistant. but you may need different headphones. can you believe that? >> yeah, they might go that ute. >> there will not be an audio jack. what's up there? it's hard enough when lhey switch outhose cords. the audio jack? >> they might switch it out which will c cpletely freak out the entire world. >> yeah. >> take a look at this though. times square here in new york city getting ready for its big moment on thursday night. ononunday, workers instataed 288 new waterford crystal -- things are quiet right now. >> i don't see the waterford crystal. >> that's the calmefore. there's a piece. >> this is the waterford crystal triangle pans on the iconic ball.
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counts down to 2016. all told, the ball h 2,688 sparkling crysls, 1 million revelers expected to pack times square especiaiay given the weatatr. it's supposed to be warm and dry in new york city. >> not too bad. >> join the fun new year's rocking eve on abc. as we pan across times square at this hour, it is quiet. >> uh-huh. >> but a million or so fans will be there in a matter of days. >> who are we kiddddg? everybody on the nightshift will be asleep well before midnight on new year's eve. >> will you be out there at midnight? >> we need our sleep, kendis. >> absolutely. coming up, the nba star takes a hit, n n on the court but at home. he's the victim of a costly crime. >> also ahead, a renowned artist and his take on the old masters. his remarkable vision in a "world n%ws now" special report. >> and later, transforming justin bieber from hard partying bad boy into something else. who is responsible for the big change? that is after today's forecast map.
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that's three times longer than the leading cough liquid. all night... or all day. tragedy along the southern california coast. investigators say a 33-year-old man from indiana fell to his death. he was walking alongside a cliffff in san diego and lost his balance while taking a photo. eyewitnesss say they saw the man using an electronic device moments before he fell. ththnew york city police are on the lookout for a pair of women who may have pulled off a brazen heist. >> this was an interesting one. they met a pro basketball player at a nightclub. they partied with him and then allegedly made off with three quarters of a million dollars worth of jewelry. abc's marci gonzalez with the latest. >> repter: police are looking
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have pulled off a racy heist, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from new york knicks player derek williams. >> fantastic acrobatics. >> according to police, the 24-year-old nba forward met the women at new york city's up and down club last weekend, releasing this surveillance footage of the two women leaving the club just before investigators say williams brought them back to his home. after ananour and a half, the women left and williams later noticed $617,000 worth of jewelry including a $50,000 rolex, three diamond rings a a three gold chains all gone. >> he should have had this locked up. you shouldn't just bring any random girls home, especiay if you're a celebrity. >> reporter: police still haven't identified the women for now calling them just persons of interest. but investigators believe this may not be the first time they've pulled off this kind of crime. >> i'd be shocked if this is the only robbery t ts pair has done. >> reporter: the nypd explains
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women intentionally targeting men in bars and clubs to get into their homes. >> a large majority of the time it doesn't get reported because people have been caught in a compromising situation. and they don't want anybody to know about it. >> reporter: marci gonzales, abc news, new york. >> very scary. you never know when it could happen. >> yeah, i mean, you just try not to bring home some randoms from the club is what you ouldn't do. >> you know, when you haha your bottle full of bub -- yeah. >> when you've consumed this much and two ladies say they want to go home with you, you make the wrong decisions. but i can't really feel sorry for him. >> you don't feel bad for him. >> he had a good time. exactly. >> oh, boy. >> all righty. williams makes $5 million a year. i'sure it was insured.
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after a bottle of this. . >> coming up, redefining art appreciation. the artist creating a whole new kind of art by reimagining the works by the old mters. you'repwatching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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historically been the void of diverse voicic and expressions. >> one y yng artist is changing that one brushstroke at a time not just byeimagining art butut reimagining the great masters. >> artist kehinde wiley has made a name for himself by putting his spin on art hiory. for 15 years, he has taken to the streets all over the world to ask men and women of color to model for his striking portraits. while distinctly contemporary, the works have an historical air to them because he draws spiration from classic paintings, posing subjects who often appear in street clothes to mimic paintings by the old masters. he has carved out a place for a community that has traditionally been ignored thrghout art history. a disparity wiley has been aware of since his youth. >> you saw the works of gainsboro, reynolds,onstable. what effect did they have you? >> my mother sent me to a school that allowed me to seeome of the best art institutions in los angeles.
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of the great french and british portraits. gilded frames, powdered wigs, jewels and lap dogs, all of the sort of strange code for class. and in a strange way, what i did was i walked from one of the most underserved communities in california into one of the most resplendent rooms in los angeles. i was here able to picture things that i wanted to see. i was able to imagine what i would. and the only limitations within that field were my imagination. >> reporter: despite having painted people of color almost exclusively for over a decade, wiley's training began like so many other aspiring artists, in art clclses painting nude, mostly white women. >> i was wondering if the challenges of moving what i would assume is mostly painting white women in the art studio, nudes and transitioning almost 180 to clothed black men. >> it's arguable i know how to paint white women better than i
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the tradition of having nude female models in live art classes. and to that dedeee, i think it's really fascinating to know there is very little in the way of a rule book on how to get the blues and the crimsons and the greens that go into shadads and highlighgh of black skin. even if the paintings aren't nude portraits of white women, in a strange sense they are. in a strange sense, they're indicting the ways in which we coco for masculinity and code for femininity. >> for wiley who identifies as gay, the exploration of masculinity y it relates to race andnd class is very much at the center of his work. in 2012, he shifted his focus a subject that has always been central in painting but historically marge margin naturalized.
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there for male consumption even when we change the subject matter, the history has been presupposed in such a way that even and structurally, the way of looking is directed towards a male gay as creative creatures, we have to sort of know that habit. we have to criticize it, poke fun at it, embmbce it. >> so how does wiley see his own work in relation to the paintings he saw as a child? you are sort of rerereating poses of old masters. is it parity in a sensns >> what you end up with is this type of parallel commentary. it's neither something complely new nor is it thehe original objecec it's thehehird object that sitit on its own plane that at once critiques and celebrates a history. i want to be able to create paintings that are mysrious and snarar but i also want to make paintings that are sincere and able to change the world. you're not able to get all of that, and my job as an artist is to continue trying.
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york. well, there is no trying. there is doing. he is definitely doing well with that and props too mike bickell for doing a really good job with that pieie. the paintings are reasonably priced, as well. >> is that right? >> for about 100 bucks or so. >> that's not bad at all. >> beautiful work. >> i love the twist. very interesting twist`on art. >> coming up, another young artist redefining g mself. justin b bber. another young
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it gives us chills in places we've never gotten chills before. yeah, it makes us feel like... dare to feel more with new k-y love. it was a really tight race there at the box office. really close. >> you like your "star wars." >> yeah. >> an entire generation has witnessed the meteoric rice of
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to hard partying trash talker who has had scrapes with the law. >> those are the good things. >> scrapes with the law? that's not correct. scrapped it out with the law. he's duked it out. is that what i want to say? >> ncw we're finding out h far his rock bottom really was. here's abc's rachel smith. >> reporter: he's the boy with the golden voice. yeah, i can't be the only one >> reporter: turned platinum superstar. i'll be platinum, i'll be in silver >> with a tarnished record. but this year, justin bieber is polishing his reputation, rehabilitating his image and apologizing to his loyal believers. >> reporter: manager scooter braun telling "the new york times"s"eople don't realize e st how bad the e tuation was two years ago. he wanted to tour and honestly, at that time felt if he toured he could die. the megasuperstar couldn't seem to stay out of legal trouble.
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>> reporter: from allegedly egging his neighbor's home to a dui arrest in miami which led to a night behind bars. >> his life was kind of spinning out of control and it was about everything but the music. >> reporter: t t once fan favorite pushing the bad boy image far enough to be booed off stage at a fashion event. but less than a year lat, making an emotional comeback a a the 2015 vmas. >> well -- >> reporter: and now his latest album "purpose" smashing records beating out the beatles for the most songs on the hoho100 at one time. >> we finally saw it turn around when he came out with a great song, a great album, and his fafa responded in kind. >> reporter: and whatever fans or critics may think -- what do you mean it looks as though the biebs is back. rachel smith, abc news, new yorkrk
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graceful loser, too. he congratulated the hospital. he congratulated me. >> now we know who he's been hooking up with oreeting up with late at night. >> i love this photo. i look l le a glamorous rdashian girl. >> is it too late for him to say sorry to you? >> never too late to say. sorry
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>> it's painful though.is that how it this morning on "world news texas. >> nine tornadoes slammed the dallas area before barreling to the climbing death toll, the property loss and the snowstorm that's not far away. travel delays from accuweather. >> under fire the chicago police department in deeper trouble the heart break and what's next for this police force in crisis.
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accused of dopinin w the accuser is changing his story and manning is taking action. and later, movie money. "star warsrs fans provovto hollywoooo"the force awakens" is a blockbuster. the box office records and the push to make a sequel. it's monday, december 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hey, good morning, everyone on this monday after christmas. did you have a good christmas? >> it was a good christmas. it was a fantastic weekend. i should point out my biggest christmas gift so far. >> well, hello. >> this huge bottle. >> i'm surprised you made it into work today, kendis. >> and it's empty. >> yes. >> and you didn't think to take the day off today. >> i didn't need it. sad part it was empty boxing day, the day after christmas. what does that say? somebody that knows the true way to my heart and also knows how to order this sort of gift.
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more than a little bottle. >> anyway. >> i'm glad you fully enjoyed your christmas. >> i'm sure you did, as well with the family. >> it was such a great christmas. for so many people, it was heartbreaking. >> we've been following this throughout theweekend. the storms relentless throughout the holiday weekend. the holiday heartbreak, and that is thanks to mother nature. at least 11 people are dead after nine or more tornadoes tore through the dallas area. >> police spokesman describes the scene as total devastation. winds up to 180 miles an hour. it will be months before everything is rebuilt. >> reporter: the christmas twisters gouged their way across mile after mile of the texas landscape turning neighborhoods into debris fields and towns into disaster zones. >> we pray and support those who have lost a family member.
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have had their homes destroyed. >> get back inside. >> reporter: for residents, it was a nig of terror. ferocious gusts made playthinin of large trucks like these and tore trees from the earth. as theeath toll rises, those who survived the devastati are giving thahas. >> just very grateful that we're all safe. all in this can be replaced. >> reporter: in missouri, flooding like this led the governor to declare a state of emergency sunday night. the samemetorm system is dumping heavy snow from new mexico to michigan. and spiking the misery index for holiday travelers. >> i would call it a nightmare, yes. that's a good way to put it. i would call it living hell. >> reporter: more than a ousand flights in the u.s.
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that weather is on the move. chicago with a winter storm warning facing the temperatures with winds reaching 60 miles per hour. and with those storms taking big aim at hubs like chicago, atlanta, it's discouraging to travelers. >> impacting a huge area. from the gf coast to the midwest and onto the northeast, paul williams is tracking it all. paul, good morning. >> thanks, reena, kendis. unfortunately it looks like these storms that caused such mayhem over the weekend will take another swipe at the deep south. this time targeting all of alabama, mississippi, down towards louisiana, primarily the new orleans area and to the north hitting nashville, central kentucky, and then just a little small southern tip of indiana. wrapped around this, we'll have heavy showers which could cause localized flooding around raleigh towards atlanta. >> our thanks to paul there. and those weather worries just up the coast t om los angeles, as well. firefighters now have the upper hand on a brush fire in ventura county.
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the fear is that if heavy rain falls on the more than 1,2 1,200 burned acres could cause a landslide. re was started by arcing power lines. fires at two muslim houses of wore shin have been called intentional. near sacramento, a fire bombing after islamic center, memeers of that mosque demanding a hate crime investigatatn. no one was hurt in either attack. we're going to turn our focus overseas to iraq where there are reports of fierce battles between isis fighters and iraqi forces in the city of ramadi. the baghdad government has been trying to retake the city for several weeks now and the head of isis in iraq and syria speaking out after months of silence. abu bakr al baghdadi saiaiair strikes by the international coalition only increase his group's determination and resolve. >> isis is uer a lot of
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he felt the need of sending a message to his fololwers. we're stililhere, we're still strong, we're undefeated. >> the pentagon says the united states hit isis targets in iraq and syria with 17 air strikes on christmas day alone. well, there's growing demand for answers after another deadly police involved shooting in chicago. one of the victims bettie jones was remembered at a vigil yesterday. investigators admit that she was killed by accident when police answered a call. alex perez is covering the violence and the controversy. >> reporter: the chicago police department again under scrutiny after another controversial shooting. 55-year-old bettie jones and 19-year-old college student quintonio legrier dead. >> we got two people shot. shots fired by the police. just to confirm. >> yes, they were. they were. >> reporter: early saturday morning, police responding to a domestic disturbance calalon the top floor of this two-story home. legrier reportedly threatening his father with a bat. >> upon their arrival, they were confronted by a combative individual.
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ground floor. loved ones say she was opening thdoor for police when legrier began to make his way down the stairs and she was caught in a spray of bullets fired by police. authorities saying jonesas accidentally and tragically killed. the police department extending condolences. frustrated loved ones demanding snswers. >> why you got to shoot first and ask questions later? >> she should not have to come outside, open the door, and be shot down by a police officer. >> reporter: an emional vigil for the victims. let it shine let it shine let it shinene >> reporter: legrier's grieving mother ss her son had mental health issues t studied engineering and had a bright future. >> he wawaan honor roll studenen he worked hard, he cared about people. >> reporter: the shooting coming after protesters on christmas eve shut down shopping at parts of chicago's famed michigan avenue calling for mayor rahm emanuel to resign in the wake of the laquan mcdonald shooting.
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questions, and the department needs to review how they respond to mental health cases. chicago police have not yet explained why exactly the responding officers opened fire. they are now on desk duty while the shooting is investigated. alex perez, abc news, chicago. well, the family of tamir rice believes it's unlikely a police officer will face charges for his death. rice, a 12-year-old black boy was playing in the park with a pellet gun when he was shot by a white police officer. the incident captured on video. a decision by the grand jury is expected soon. that grand jury has been meeting since october. this morning sad news from the pro baseball world. former major league baseball player dave henderson -- perhaps best known for his postseason heroics -- has died. helayed 14 years in tht majors with boston and oakland a's. after a kidney transplant in
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attack on sunday at a seattle hospital. michael phelps is looking to make another career splash. the most decorated olympian in history plans to join arizona state university as a volunteer assistant coach. phelps is expected to start his coaching career sometime after the 2016 summer olympics. the now 30-year-old phelps briefly retired after the 2012 london olympics but he resumed training last year. time now forohn madden's playbook otherwise known as "sports with reena," and a look at sunday night football. >> john madden's playbook. i likehat one. >> he learned a lot from you. >> minnesoso vikings, and pretty much i guess you could say meaningless for the new york giants. he had had already been eliminated from the playoffs. the vikings on the other hand needed this game to clinch at least a wildcard spot and maybe even the division title. that's how the two teams played with minnesota taking out the giants. we're talking 49-17.
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and it was the oveveime. coin toss that decided the jets/patriots game. new england won the flip and surprisingly decided to kick off to new york, figuring we'll get the ball back quickly and score. inststd the jets drove strtrght into the end zone on four plays for a 26-20 win. that improves this new york team's chances of getting into the playoffs as well as the chances of a week of second-guessing the patriots' decision. >> that was such a silly decision by the patriots coaching staff. >> you nev know how it's going to turn out. >> you take the ball in overtime. you're the patriots. have you tom brady. >> i'm not going to make a deflate joke. withhold myself for today. >> exactly. we've gonenehrough deflategate. so your significant other may second-guess the decision to spend $20,000 on a hoverboard. >> is that what it costs? >> this one. the differencf is, it really hovers. it's the arc boaoa and uses a fafato boost a person almost a
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about 12.5 miles an hour. >> why are people doing this? why? >> because you can. >> jususwatch the "back to the future" movie and revel in that. the batteries only last for six minutes and it takes six hours to charge them. wait, there's one more thing -- the arc c ard isn't available yet. the company promises to begin shipping next april. i don't understand why people are so into this. >> very cool. it's $19,000. boys need toys and that helps. >> all right. coming up in "the mix," the high cost of cloning a beloved family pet. we're introducing you to one very special puppy. and alsoo ahead, a football superstar, peyton manning, accused of doping. a strange twist in the story and how manning is taking action. counting the movie money as "star wars: the force awakens" perks up hollywood bank accounts. the broken records thanks to a blockbuster.
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a little girl from mai a little girl from maine who is battling cancer has had her number one christmas wishful -- wish fulfilled. she got to the meet patriots quarterback tom brady. hailey steward met with him over the weekend. qt started with this video invitation. >> i heard youad a special christmas wish that you wanted this year.
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>> what did you think when he said your name? >> i'm crazy. >> that's great. hailey said that she willl never wash the spot on her head where brady gave her a kiss. number 12 signed her jersey and gave her a hat to match his, as well. >> that was very sweet. very, very sweet. now to another nfl quarterback making headlines. denver broncos s sr peyton manning now describing the doping allegations allegations against him as defamation. telling nbc "football night in america" he e ll probably sue. >> he's fighting back. the controversy follows a documentary that aired last night and al jazeera. abc's mary bruce with the story. jt's a joke. it's a freaking joke. >> reporter: star quarterback peyton manning is furious and fighting back telling abc's sister network espn that allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs are simply not true. >> it's completely fabricated. complete trash, garbage. there's some more adjectives i'd
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but it really makes me sick. >> reporter: explosive allegations against a member of the first family of football. the denver bronco is a five-time league mvp. a new al jazeera documentary claims his wife was supplied human growth hormone -- a substance banned by the nfl -- while manning was being treated at an indianapolis clinic after neck surgery in 2011. the report features someone it identifies as a former farm existed, charlie sly, who spoke with a a undercover reporter. >> and all the time, we would be sending ashley manning like growth hormone all the time -- in florida. it would never be under peyton'sp name, always under her name. >> reporter: he says it never happened. have you everr used hgh or any performance enhancing drug? >> absolutely not, absolutely not.
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his story in this video. >> the statements on any recordings or communications that as jazeera plansns to air are absolutely false and incorrect. >> reporter: he tells espn he made up the story to test the undercover reporter and according to the clinic, sly did not intern there till two years after manning was treated. al jazeera is not commenting on sly or manning's claim that their report is false. mary bruce, abc news, washington. coming up in our next half hourur the drone invasion. the faa a timates about 1 million new drones ended up under christmas trees this year. this morning, what users now need to know to keep from flying into trouble. but first "t force awakens." what the new "star wars" movie did this weekend that no other mouie in in galaxy has ever done before. you're watching "world news now.w. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after thisisrom our
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>> announcer: "worl oh, one of my favorite graphics there. "world news now" "star wars" edition. >> clearly one of my favorite tunes. i'm still thinking it's emeril lagasse coming back to "gma." i'm still on that. we don't know. millions of excited "star wars" fans have bebe cramming themselves into packed theaters for a taste of "the force awakens." >> the proof is in the box office receipts. "the force" raking in $1 billion in 12 days. here's kayna whitworth. >> nothing will stand in our way. >> reporter: "star wars"he force awakens in hyper drive. $1 billion at the box office in 1212ays. >> it was really good. >> it was amazing. >> reporter: beating las summer'slockbuster "jurassic
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dollar race. catapulting the fifi into the record books. the dinosaurs, no match for a galaxy far, far away. the biggest christmas day showing in box office histy. $49.3 million. fans all over the world breaking out their lightsabers, making the biggest worldwide debut, at $529 million. and it hasn't even shown in china yet. disney, the parent company of abc, purchased lucasfilms in 2012 for $4 biion. experts say surpassing the $2 billion mark and overtaking "avatar" as the highest grossing movie of our time is a real possibility. >> if any movie has the chance to beat that number, it would be "star wars: the force awakens." >> reporter: and the good news, fans, two more films are in the works. kayna whitwoh, abc news, los angeles. you were saying you haven't seen this yet. >> i haven't seen it y. i'm m ing to go see it this weekend when i head to disney.
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will tell you how much money this movie has potentially made -- it has not opened in china yet, the world's second largest movie market. it opens on january 9th in china. then boom. >> it's hard to get any film into china. wookiees are hard to get in to china. don't you think so? you know all about the wookiees getting into china, don't you? >> it's like looking in the mirror. >> let me tell yoyo we shohodn't show up armed. number one, chinese likely to
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chance. they named is after the character in their favorite disney movie, "homeward bound." that's dylan. he passed away almost two weeks after he died. the couple decided t tgo through with the cloning thing. there's a rule y y can only do this five days after a dog passes. but a south korean company is involved with doing this. it's going to cost you $100,000 if you want to clone your dog. they were overjoyed when thehe felt like theieiold dog was brought back to life. they say they look exactly alike. >> fascinating. stephen king showed us how it's done in "pet cemetery." i'm wowoied about what that dog going to come back as. might be a freaky attack dog. you know what's a scary scene? something we don't get to see too often, what earth looks liking from m ter space. you see all those dots? that's the amount of space junk that is orbiting the earth since
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th new graphic shows a a the crap that's out there right now. there are about 20,000 pieces of spent rocket parts alone. about 500,000 bits the size of marbles floating around earth. >> that's a relief. >> nasa tracking a lot of them. >> i thought this was what happens when the rest of the world sneezes. during cold and flu season. >> that is exactly. that's a completely different commercial. >> different commercial. so you don't think -- yeah. thank you. you don't think of sugar free when you think of weddings. food is important when youo to weddings. >> so is alcohol. >> one cououe decided to go the healthy route. the gorgeous, gorgeous couple decided this he were going to make this the healthiest wedding ever. you won't believe some of the different -- isn't that like -- they just haincredibly delicious food. >> where's the fried chick senior citizen >> and there's no chicken. that's the thing. kale, steamed vegetables, fresh fruit for dessert.
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>> no cheesecake, my friend. but you could have a thai green papaya salad and even had yoga. there was two certified chardonnays from organic one. there were no chemicals used to make it. it's supposed to be better for your body to break down. >> i'll take my costco brand wine any day. take a look at this quickly. a sheep that pretends to be a dog.
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