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freddie gray died from injuries suffered while in police custody. his death set off days of riots. >> chicago's mayor is heading back erlfry vacation so he can confront his city's police crisis. emmanuel has been in cuba with his family and now heading into a major controversy stemming from a police-involved shooting which left two people dead. alex perez reports from chicago. >> reporter: chicago on edge after yet another fatal police shooting, this time, 19-year-old quintonio legrier and his neighbor, bettie jones, a mother of five. her family demanding answers. >> for somebody to get shot for opening their door is just crazy. >> reporter: early saturday morning, police were called to this two-story home for a domestic disturbance. legrier reportedly threatening his father with a bat. our first look at where it all happened. authorities haven't explained how exactly the shooting unfolded, but loved ones say it happened right higher in this tiny hallway. they say bettie jones left her home, right here, went to go open the front door here and got
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chicago police say jones was accidentally killed during that confrontation with legrier. legrier's mother says her son, who was an engineering student, had mental health issues, but insists he was never violent. >> that wasn't his character. >> reporter: already under scrutiny for the laquan video, mayor rahm emanuel calling for a review of how officers are trained to respond to mental health cases. and mayor emanuel cut his holiday vacation short and is due back here at city hall tomorrow to face the fallout and meet with the victims' family members. alex perez, abc news, chicago. well this morning heavy metal fans are mourning the loss of motorhead front man lemmy. >> that's ian let me kilmister who died two days after learning
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form of cancer. lemmy died at his home in los angeles. he was only 70 years old. >> football news. a bizarre fine for a favorite among fans. the san diego chargers has fined safety eric weddle $10,000. his offense, staying on the field at halftime during the chargers week 15 game against miami so that he could watch his daughter perform in a dance program. come on, guys. team spokesman said players are required to be in the locker room when game plan adjustms are being made. it's his daughter, come on. maybe wi-fi isn't so good in the locker room. and on the field some drama in last night's bengals/broncos game. brandon mcmanus missed what would have been a game-winning field goal. he made up for it in overtime putting the broncos ahead. denver's defense recovered a if you mean bed snap. the win guarantees the broncos a
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>> wild monday night game. with the clock ticking on 2015, people gathered in times square to shed and shred some bad memories. >> i like that. it was a ninth annual good riddance day that allowed people to dump all the negativity of the year in into a shredder. they dumped photos of exes, even a laptop. >> they'll be used as confetti for people ringing in the new year in times square. participants were encouraged to write their wishes on the paper, as well. wishes. you write those down. 2016. >> coming up "the mix," why legos may be more than just kids' toys. investment. >> turning up the political heat thanks to donald trump. he broadens his attacks on his democratic rival. >>. and a political strategist's way of getting fit and losing fat. could this be the new diet
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he was among a group forced to climb down a ski lift that broke. it took about two hours to safely rescue everyone. this is why i don't ski. >> that's always my fear. so apparently getting hacked may be the best thing that ever happened to the ashley madison dating site. the site which specializes in arranging extramarital affairs says it's membership has spiked since the data breach. there are 4 million more members. no comment from the site's parent company. there are still class action lawsuits pending as a result of that breach. it's okay, guys, don't worry. i've got to the pour my tea here because my voice is giving out on me here. apparently infidelity is recurring. talking point for donald trump as he turns up the heat on hillary clinton. >> it's been back and forth for a little while. thousands attended a trump rally in new hampshire last night as the gop front-runner takes aim at bill clinton's old scandals.
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>> donald trump now going after not just one clinton but two tweeting if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with his terrible record of women abuse while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong. trump threatening again to dig up bill clinton's old scandals after hillary clinton accused trump of sexism in an interview last week. neither clinton has responded directly to trump's new threats but hillary clinton has reposted this video of her take on trump. >> we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. >> republican rival carly fiorina briefly defended trump on fox news. >> bill clinton is fair game but my point is attacking bill clinton won't defeat littlery clinton. >> a flattering new poll for trump's chief nemesis found hillary clinton tops the list of most admired women in the world, a spot she has held 20 times. donald trump tied with pope francis for second most admired
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place, by a wide marge is president barack obama. with just five weeks to go until the first primaries, republicans analysts say the biggest threat to a dominant trump would be an early loss in iowa where ted cruz is gaining ground in the polls. >> i think at that point the mystique is gone and then it's a regular race and trump has to be a candidate like everyone else. >> in an interview back in 2013, trump seemed proud to consider bill clinton a friend and told cnn back in 2008 that the former president's infidelity was "totally unimportant." washington. >> coming up in our next half hour, keeping prescription drugs out of little hands. child proof pill bottles may be doing their job but that's not the only place where little fingers get into trouble. what you need to know about those pill boxes and organizers. shape. how a former political strategist went from winning elections to winning the battle
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>> announcer: "world news now" i want to get physical, let's get into physical let me hear your body talk your body talk >> get physical. >> that's awesome. >> two of these. >> turn that mug around, upside down. something written on there. do you know why? he was so sick that we gave him his own mug and they wanted to make sure i didn't drink out of it. >> you're the one getting forensic. losing weight has been a popular new year's resolution since they invented the calendar. we're about to show another diet plan. >> this one is kind of different. it comes from a political strategist who won the battle of
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brick dash picker.com. apparently star wars sets very, very big. >> those are luge. >> understandable. and any lego set that's been on cafe corner, a model of a hotel. >> are these before you put them together or after that they're worth all that? i wonder. >> i don't think you have to put them together. having the set, the box included is always good. but "star wars" does really well. apparently the ultimate collector's millenial falcon was $500. now it's worth $4,000. taj mahal was $298 in dwight now worth over $2700. >> there was a guy that spent seven months putting the falcon together. so your mother-in-law was in town. not sure if you got to watch a movie. imagine you're watching a movie and there's that awkward like really crazy hot sex scene. >> killer. >> that comes on while you're watching the movie with the in-laws or your mom or your kids.
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said yes into there were a thousand flights canceled between o'hare and midway which is where he was in chicago. i would have waited. >> i would have waited. >> now he has a story to tell. >> he has a good story to tell,
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>> 50 hours and a 50% shot of this morning on "world news now," winter misery and severe storms impacting millions of americans. the trapped motorists and the dangerous conditions as a major system threatens several states. outrage in cleveland. no criminal charges are being filed against a white officer who shot and killed a black boy who was holding a toy gun. the controversial legal decision. new this half hour, cries for help after a bear attack in new jersey. >> just released, the boy scout master's call to 911, the badly injured man and the moments leading up to the rescue.
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big decision for tom cruise and it is not about a blockbuster movie script. it's about his personal property and his wealth. this is tuesday, december 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this tuesday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. we're going to get started with the winter weather. winter just kicked in about a week ago. it has been brutal though. severe weather in so many parts of the country. snow, sleet, freezing rain making travel treacherous across the upper midwest and great lakes. >> many of those areas already have several inches of snow and are expecting more this morning. tens of thousands of people without power. with more, here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the midwest is in a blinding weather bullseye. in iowa, visibility is near zero. drivers in des moines are sliding off icy slick pavement on interstate 80.
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road, and the plows, are fighting heavy snow. sleet and snow, snarling traffic from kalamazoo to kansas. wichita looks like an icy junkyard. >> people off in the ditch. a couple just stuck on the side of the road. >> reporter: in oklahoma, the governor has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties. there's flooding in the east, and farther west -- an ice storm is causing big rigs to slide, wedging cars on the highway. nearly 200,000 homes are without electricity. power lines everywhere, including these, are dead. there are so many power outages here in oklahoma, because freezing rain came in and deposited these heavy icicles on all the power lines. you add in the high winds, and these poles were no match for that kind of weather. in amarillo, texas, along interstate 40, snow drifts buried big rigs, and in new mexico, entire houses.
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drift trapped betty and jimmy anderson in their car as they delivered newspapers, entombed for 20 hours until rescuers broke the windshield to free them. >> this is interstate 40 just west of oklahoma city. you can see behind me here, one of many wrecks. two trucks pulling two trailers went sliding off this icy highway, rolling several times. luckily nobody here was seriously injured. but it gives you an idea of just how dangerous driving conditions are in a lot of places. clayton sandell, abc news, el reno, oklahoma. >> in the southern plains, evacuations could happen because of floods. at least three people drowned in oklahoma's floodwaters. the latest victim a motorist who never made it to a family luncheon on sunday. her body found still in the car under six feet of water. texas cleaning up from devastating tornadoes from the air, you can get an idea of the destruction caused by an ef 4 tornado in garland. 11 people died eight of them
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one official warns people will be displaced for months. and it's not over yet. the big concern right now at this hour, snow, ice, as well as downpours. >> the storm system moving north and east and the northeast getting the first snowfall of the season as paul williams at accuweather, morning to you. paul? >> thanks, kendis, reena. north central part of the country looking for significant snow throughout south dakota going into minnesota and covering a good portion of northern wisconsin and that arrowhead of michigan. but keep in mind, down towards the southeast, cooler but not cold conditions for the deep south as they recover from the storms there. but record challenging warmth still playing hard for us in the carolinas and down towards florida. kendis, reena? >> paul, thank you so much. u.s. backed iraqi forces have re-entered the city of ramadi in a key strategic victory. the takeover came after a fierce battle with isis forces in
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defense secretary ash carter congratulated the iraqi prime minister on the hard-won victory. a new york police officer one of six u.s. troops killed in a suicide attack in afghanistan is back home. joseph lemm's family, new york plefrs and members of the new york national air guard were among those attending the solemn ceremony. he was a technical sergeant and a 15 i year veteran of the nypd. >> breaking news now in the international manhunt for the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch and his mother are in mexican custody this morning awaiting transfer to u.s. officials. the pair had been the subject of an intense manhunt since disappearing earlier this month. couch was found responsible for a drunk driving crash that killed four people but his lawyers successfully argued he was too affluent and spoiled to understand he did anything wrong. we're learning more about the bear attack on a new jersey
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the 911 call has been released. the attack was in a wooded recreational area about 30 miles northeast of new york city. the leader said the bear pulled him into its cave and mauled him. he told the operator he was too injured to move. >> i'm sorry about this. >> what's that? >> i'm sorry about all this. >> no, no, no, listen, there's nothing to be sorry about. let's get you taken care of. okay? forget the apologies. that's the last of our concerns. >> the 911 calls showed the three boys were not only prepared but they also stayed calm and probably saved the life of this man. they also called for help. rescuers pinpointed their location and waved to the helicopter as it approached. an ohio grand jury decided not to bring charges in the shooting death of tamir rice. now rice's family is criticizing the prosecutor in cleveland for how he's handled the case and even the ohio governor says the decision will leave many wondering whether justice was actually served. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: prosecutors announcing a cleveland grand
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not to file charges against officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice. >> given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunications by all involved that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police. >> reporter: tamir was fatally shot outside a recreation center in 2014 by rookie police officer timothy loehmann. >> he had reason to fear for his life. >> reporter: among the mistakes that prosecutors say led to the shooting, while the 911 caller indicated tamir was probably a child, playing with a toy, that crucial information was never given to officers. and they say at 5'7" and 170 pounds, they didn't realize he was a child. >> it was so clear from the prosecutor's behavior that he was trying to lose the case, that he was trying to exonerate the officers. >> tamir's family is reacting to the decision, saying they are saddened and disappointed, noting surveillance video shows the boy was shot in less than one second.
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process. the department of justice has also announced they have been monitoring the investigation and will continue with an independent review. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. well, whole foods paying a hefty fine to settle claims it overcharged new york city customers for prepackaged foods. the grocery chain is paying $500,000. it's also expanding policies to prevent mislabeling and incorrect pricing. city regulators had initially demanded $1.5 million. wow, anyone who has been to a tailgate party probably familiar with corn hole, the popular parking lot game is now part of a hype surrounding thursday's college football playoffs semifinals. >> this happened at the goodyear blimp base in south florida. a giant corn hole board was set up. it measured 64 feet by 32 feet. >> and cheerleaders from michigan state and alabama took
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bag from the window of a blimp. we're talking 200 feet above the board. the game ended tied at one. mascots also there. school's football teams play on thursday night. big game. >> big game, big playoffs coming on. the commish had his picks. we'll get to that at another point. >> coming up in "the skinny," the network anchor who fainted on air and went right back on tv. >> also ahead, little hands getting into grown-up medications. an alert to parents and grandparents about special pill containers that are not child proof. >> and later sports with reena and three memorable moments of 2015, including -- we're not going to tell them now. we're giving away the farm before we even get to the segment. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by rid-x septic cleaner. brought to you by rid-x septic cleaner.a fabulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations.
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a daring rescue in pennsylvania captured on a dashcam. a car slammed into a pole, and the unconscious driver was trapped inside the burning car at the time. within seconds, york township fire chief nate tracy was out of his truck pulling the driver out of the vehicle to safety. the chief didn't put on his firefighter jacket before racing into action. you see him dragging that person from that burning vehicle. >> incredible to see there. >> absolutely. a warning to parents how easy it is for young kids to get their fingers into prescription drugs. >> it's not from pill bottles. it's those pill organizers that are really popular with people who use them to try to keep track of multiple prescriptions.
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little kid should be making clicking open a pill box. child reese sissent caps are designed to help keep ids under 5 from getting into medications. what about pill boxes and organizers? in 2012, more than 65,000 children under 5 went to emergency rooms for medicine poisoning and in many cases it belonged to a parent or grandparent. with the help of montclair children's school in manhattan, we got some little kids together to see if they could open medication containers, child resistant and not. not one toddler is able to open the child resistant bottles. >> how do you open these? >> yeah, i'm not going to tell you. but getting into weekly pill organizers meant to be easily opened by the elderly is a different story. 3-year-old margot opened this pill box in nine seconds. experts say the eye catching boxes look like toys. >> we use them for storage of
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or for arts and crafts. when they see that, they're curious and put things in their mouth. >> 4-year-old kai got into a child resistant medicine bottle >> get one open, kai? >> and every 4-year-old in our group opened the pig organizers in under 15 seconds. parents were shocked. >> i guess i'm surprised he could open this one. i didn't think about it. >> i definitely thought maybe we should make sure that pill box grandparents' place. >> reporter: but the kids caught on fast. >> if you find something like this medicine boxes at home, who should you tell right away? >> your mommy. >> your mommy, that's right. your mommy on your daddy or some grown-up. right? >> you don't take it out of your mommy and daddy's room. >> no, you don't take it out of their room. >> don't touch. >> you don't touch. >> dr. richard besser, abc, news, new york. >> dr. besser also gives us this tip to always store those medications up and away so that
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course, a lot of people don't remember to do that. >> it's hard when you're taking your daily pills you don't remember to put it up and away. >> the most dangerous drugs kids get their hands on, pain relievers like acetaminophen and cough and cold medications and antidepressants. not good. >> coming up, the news anchor who fainted on air. >> and a special surprise for fans of "the x files." "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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abc statiott2watz'@f4 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& x3\ skinny, so skinny skinny, so skinny it is time now for "the skinny" and a big fear shared by all of us who work on camera. >> it happened yesterday live on cnn. some fright nipping moments played out for anchor poppy harlow who is six months pregnant, by the way. she apparently fainted while reporting on a story about america's war on isis. >> bad news for the obama administration. we have this new cnn/orc poll which is quite a -- quite a turnaround in -- >> it's hard to listen to. >> it is. absolutely. the network quickly cut to a commercial while the twitterverse exploded over the news. but harlow was back relatively quickly reassuring viewers. >> for all of you on twitter who are asking if i'm okay, thank you so much. i got a little hot and i passed out for a moment. i am fine. we're going to take a quick
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we'll be right back. >> late last month, harlow and her husband announced they're expecting their first child. the baby is due this spring. >> all right. >> next to some big real estate news for tom cruise. >> the hollywood heavyweight has reportedly put his english estate on the market. the palatial property is in west sussex, believed to be the house he bought with his third wife katie holmes in 2006. the 14-acre estate boasts six bedrooms, eight baths and is listed for just over $7 million. >> making us wonder why cruise has apparently been on a tear to shred those properties. last year he sold his hollywood hills mansion at a loss for $11 million and he's put his beverly hills home o othe market for $50 million. there's also his 300 acre colorado compound for $59 million. >> where is he living today?
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>> yeah, maybe in another house. >> yes. speaking of men of mystery, let's talk about fox mulder and while we're at it, dana scully. >> fox is bringing back "the x files" back for a six-episode mini series next month. while fans have been titillated by photos, teasers and trailers, series creator chris carter has given us a real whopper. we're talking a 21-minute featurette. >> it was really putting the band back together. the people you're going to see doing these episodes are the people who actually helped to create "the x files" series. >> well, this preview sets up the new episodes by refreshing viewers where the show left off in 2002. can you believe how long it's been? and hints at what the new series is all about, but be warned, it is loaded with spoilers. i'm sure you're a fan. >> i love "the x files". >> yeah, do you believe the truth is out there? >> the truth is always out
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>> winter is coming. >> winter is coming. you like that? >> say everything i say? >> i'm going to repeat you like a parrot. >> since we're on the subject of new releases, pop star iggy azalea posted a short clip of her new song on twitter. >> it comes two days after she announced the lead single from her upcoming album called "team" and now we're getting a taste of it right from apparently her bathroom. >> azalea hasn't said when the song will be released only that it won't be released in january and that it won't be available on itunes but on sound cloud. youtube and other online platforms. so take that, steve jobs. what's that about, huh? >> i don't know. but you know, when most of us sing in the bathroom, it's not the sort of songs that you want
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and dare i say it, it kind of sounds like that with iggy's song there. >> what? >> i think she's always great. i look forward to this. i was in the apple store on the weekend and i have to say taylor swift had the dustup with apple. then they patched things up. she's everywhere in apple. >> all over apple. no more bad blood. >> coming up, sports with reena. coming up, sports with reena. i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything.
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finally this half hour, a year end edition of can you spot the panda between reena's dress and all of that graphic? actually not. sports with reena. we've been fascinated with her take on sports throughout the past year. howard cosell would love this. now is her chance to take one final swing at the best sports moments of 2015. reena, over to you. >> thank you, sir. what an introduction. let's start with the remarkable moment from college football. they call this the miracle in ann arbor. >> okay. >> it was a sports signature
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a disaster of a punt attempt by arch rival michigan. the spartans jalen watts-jackson a freshman recovered the ball and returned it for the game-winning touchdown. the play leading to this kid's 15 minutes of fame. he struck the so-called surrender cobra. >> wolverines ahead by two. do you remember that? only ten seconds on the clock when it happened. they had gotten the punt off. they were likely to have won the game but the final score spartans 27, wolverines 23. watts-jackson suffered a dislocated and fractured hip by the way. he's on the mend just starting to walk the past few days. he's going to miss the cotton bowl against alabama. you know what? this was probably a lifetime highlight. >> you even know what bowl they're in. >> i boned up on this. another moment came in september at the u.s. open tennis championship. it was supposed to be serena williams crowning achievement winning every grand slam event in the calendar year but she lost in the semifinals to
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vinci went on to lose to another italian. her tennis partner flavia pennetta. then a remarkable moment, pennetta announcing she would go out on top. she had already decided months ahead she was going to retire at the end of the season and she left the game ranked as the number six player in the world, great way to go out. never doubt the italians. >> serena is the sports woman of the year. >> she's going to come back next year. 2016. and finally, you know i did say 2016 was the year of the woman, the female athlete. u.s. women's national soccer team went into july's world cup final against japan expecting a tough battle. it was close till the match started. that's when u.s. captain carli lloyd started her one-woman assault, scoring a hat trick. that means three goals in the first 16 minutes of the game. >> good to know. >> her third goal remarkable, struck from near the halffield line.
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the final score u.s., 5, japan, 2, abby wambach final world cup match also. come back, abby, come back. >> this is abc's "world news
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inchallenged part of an iowa campaign finance law want taxpayers to reimburse it for 300- thousand dollars in legal fees. lawyers for iowa right to life
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should be considered prevailing parties in the case, and the state should be on the hook for their costs of bringing the lawsuit. the state hasn't responded to the request. an assistant attorney general says both sides are in settlement talks. more news later tonight here on t-v nine. good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." breaking news, the manhunt for the so-called affluenza teen from texas is over. ethan couch and his mother were taken into custody in the resort city of puerto vallarta, mexico. details straight ahead. >> severe weather across most of the nation making post christmas travel difficult if not dangerous. there's snow in the upper midwest, flooding in the south. stay tuned for the storm track from accuweather. >> donald trump hits the
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hampshire, promising to turn up the heat on hillary clinton. he's describing a trump/clinton general election match-up as her worst nightmare. >> in canada daring rescues captured on video as more than 100 skiers and snow boarders are trapped on a ski lift in banff. one snow boarder seen dangling high up in the air with only one foot attached to a chair lift. ouch. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, december 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and we do say good tuesday morning everyone. we'll start this half hour with the first images of ethan couch coming in overnight since he was captured in mexico. note that he's died his hair black in an obvious attempt to avoid detection. >> couch and his mother are now on their way to guadalajara and eventual transfer back to texas after being missing for weeks.
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latest. >> there's four or five kids laying in ditches in the street. >> ethan couch pled guilty to killing four in a drunk driving crash in 2013. his infamous defense parking nationwide outrage. >> affluenza. >> the lawyer told judge jane boyd he was so rich, he didn't know right from wrong. >> earlier this month, a video surfaced of couch allegedly playing beer pong, possibly violating the terms set by the judge. >> once that video came out that they felt like that a probation violation could be coming. >> he failed to check in with his probation officer. his mother tonya couch also mysterious livan issued. >> in my opinion, he belongs in a big boy jail. he belongs in an adult prison. >> he's reportedly back in handcuffs. there's no word what his defense will be this time. byron pitts, abc news, new york. and there's the potential his mother could also face charges, as well. >> yeah, understandable. but still a lot of people are
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did he get off after all that poor people dying and you know, just being too wealthy. but this is the first image coming in overnight of what he looks like now. when he was taken into custody there on the pacific coast of mexico. >> a developing story at this hour. we certainly will monitor that. our other big story, the nine tornadoes and deadly storms to hit texas. more than 1,000 buildings were destroyed many of them homes. >> 11 people died, eight while driving along area highways. our extreme weather coverage begins with abc's matt gutman. >> that's it. that's it. that's a tornado! >> reporter: that pack of tornadoes that pummeled texas -- >> drive. >> get on the gas and go. >> clipping the florida panhandle and spawning terror in arkansas. >> oh, my god! got to go. >> reporter: they first touched down saturday just south of dallas, carving this 40-mile scar across the landscape.
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since the storms began wednesday. eight people died when this wedge descended in the dark. >> oh, my gosh. it's big. >> reporter: the eldest fatality was cecil lowery, 77, his wife evelyn injured. >> she just said i think daddy's gone, you know? she was obviously in a lot of pain. >> reporter: they'd been married 52 years. those ef-4 winds detonated the houses behind me, lifted up this half ton truck and turning wooden planks like that into missiles. police crediting a warning system for saving people like kim who got the text messages on her phone. >> the second one when i went back to the door and i heard the sirens going off and by the time i got in, the third one was going off and we got in the closet. >> reporter: fire alarms still sounding. police say not a single person was killed in this entire blown-out apartment complex and
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that, so many people heeded those warnings on their cell phones. they also say it could take some time to rebuild neighborhoods like this, not weeks or months, but years. matt gutman, abc news, garland, texas. >> thank you, matt. oklahoma officials are still looking for a hunter presumed drowned during this weekend's torrential rains. his friend's body has been found swept away by a creek that he tried to cross. the body of another flood victim was found still in her car under six feet of water. as many as four people drowned after the storms in eastern oklahoma. that strong storm system dumped snow on the upper midwest with more expected today. the winter storm covered south dakota, minnesota, wisconsin as well as upper michigan and it's bringing the first significant snowfall to the northeast this season. here's paul williams at accuweather. paul, good morning. >> thanks, reena, kendis. a bit of slippery and sliding action is what we're expecting throughout the northeast. if not the rain throughout the
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richmond, watch out for slippery travel up towards albany, new york and going up towards maine with a bit offizing to happen along i-87 as well as i-95 in the northeast. a bit of snow is going to slide through the dakotas, particularly south dakota. and we're looking for significant snow in the southern portions of minnesota, going into the northern portions of wisconsin. we're looking at accumulation between 3 to 6 inches at the very least. but for the deep south, cooler but not quite so cold as they recover from the storms. record-challenging warmth still in the florida area. kendis, reen fla? >> thank you so much. the wild weather means many american travelers are stuck, even airline passengers in areas with mild weather were stranded. nearly 3,000 flights canceled yesterday and another 4800 delayed. abc's linzie janis reports. >> reporter: millions of americans facing chaos at airports across the country today. >> i've been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours. >> reporter: more than 2,000 flights canceled and roughly
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vidal mcneal is trying to get back to california after visiting family in chicago. >> i've been on the phone to the airline, and they're telling me the soonest they can get me to oakland is thursday morning. >> reporter: others unable to wait and doing everything they can. >> we're trying to get our son back to school. he's actually marching in the rose bowl parade. so, we saw this morning, early, early, at 5:00, that the first leg of his travel is canceled. >> reporter: and passengers traveling from the south to the midwest facing a double whammy of bad weather. >> of course, we're flying into st. louis, where, like, all the roads are closed due to flooding, so, we're just going from one weather nightmare to another. >> reporter: the worst hit airports are in chicago with over 1,000 cancellations and it isn't over yet. airlines across the country are already canceling flights due to depart tomorrow. lindsay janice, abc news, new york. >> it's going to be a long day at the airports, indeed. >> the governor of ohio says he understands the grand jury decision in the tamir rice case will leave many wondering whether justice was done.
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bring criminal charges against the police officer in the death of rice who was shot dead while carrying a toy gun. a lawyer for rice's family says it was clear that the prosecutor was trying to clear the officers. >> the potential security breach during the president's vacation in hawaii. a drone briefly flew next to president obama's motorcade before secret service agents approached the man controlling the aircraft. the motorcade was in traffic and driving slowly at the time and didn't speed up or alter course. no charges will be filed. it was apparently an accident. you see it right there captured probably from the press vehicles there. >> exactly, from the pool vehicles there. it was an accident but those sort of accidents shouldn't happen with the president. >> scary. >> so preparations for the big event on new year's eve are in full swing. the tigers, sooners, spartans and crimson tide, you know them, practicing ahead of their college football playoff games.
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york's times square almost set to drop by almost, i mean like in four days. 1 million people are expected there. and in hershey, pennsylvania, the big hershey's kiss has been tested. >> it will be lifted off the ground at the corner of chocolate and cocoa avenues to mark the new year. organizers say they expect up to 12,000 people to be there when it is dropped. >> it's unfortunate. >> i'm sure there's going to be live team coverage of that big event there. >> i hope so. the only way that this right here that you're watching could get better if instead of confetti confetti, lots of multicolored hershey kisses dropped from that hershey kiss. >> that is a big celebration. what are you doing for new year's? >> i would probably venture to say i'll be asleep well before the ball drops. >> it's a friday. fridays we usually end up going to bed. not you and me. >> no, no, that would be awkward. >> party. >> bottom line, party. >> coming up, legal problems for justin bieber over his very visible promotions in san
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>> and also ahead, more proof that hover boards can be dangerous. the hot gift of the season and the new warnings from safety experts and later -- >> dickey bartolo, the giz wiz. 2015 a great year for gadgets. i'm here with some of the best. a way to store headphones, an easy way to cut a seat belt, even a way to have your dog make a snack last a long time. coming up, "world news now." >> but first another look at today's forecast map. 16 degrees in great falls where there's nighttime bingo at von office bar at 7:00 p.m. >> nice. >> announcer: "world news now," weather brought to you by lysol. >> announcer: "world news now," now weather brought to you by lysol.trashcan. it's the "pungent gym bag stink" neutralizer. and the "prevent mold and mildew on the shower curtain for up to 7 days" spray.
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seal was going to meet the chicken that had already crossed the road. as you can see, the seal failed to cross the road. it was returned to the water unharmed we should point out by members of the california highway patrol. it will try again perhaps today. >> glad he's okay. or is it a she? we don't know. >> oh. >> that's her right now. >> okay. well, stopping foot traffic inside a mall in houston was another hoverboard catching fire. >> it's only one of a growing list of fires. of course, we have plenty of falls captured on video with some people even landing on their heads. now doctors are sounding an alarm over this head hot crist gift. here's abc's gio benitez. >> that's electrical. don't put water on it. >> houston fire frightening shoppers. hoverboard fires igniting in kiosks, on sidewalks, homes up in flames. the consumer product safety
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investigating 22 hoverboard fires across the country telling consumers to be careful about overcharging batteries and now other risks. tripping up holiday fun. the cpsc also investigating 70 reports of injuries. what kind of injuries are you seeing at the er? >> predominantly wrist fractures, some ankle but also traumatic brain injuries, concussions, also lacerations or cuts to the head. these are really a concern. >> twitter blowing up with stories of christmases ruined. a u.s. congressman showing off his arm sling. >> you have to wear a helmet and padding on your elbows, knees and wear wrist guards. >> reporter: it takes great balance and a lot of padding for that thrill ride. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> wear your helmets. >> coming up, some of our other favorite gadgets of 2015. >> the giz wiz is here with some
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>> good morning. reena said when you do favorites you have to do the nest. >> that was one of her favorites. >> her favorite. actually about ten people today said the nest was so great. >> this is the nest. it's a little guy. it's for ear phones, a small microphones. what you do is you put the ear buds in any one of these openings. then the cable comes out. then you just wrap the cable around here. i'm doing this badly here as i demo it but you'll get the idea. this goes all the way around. then the little audio jack goes in back in here. and then you seal the sides. get this. and now, you can throw it anywhere in your backpack or your pocket. >> okay. >> and nothing is tangled. >> once you pull it out of there -- >> once you pull it out, just do that, and there you go. it's coming out and nothing's tangled. >> wow. >> okay? it's like ten bucks. the nest. there you go.
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>> it's magic. > we're dropping these on purpose. actually, this is the third time i dropped this. they are super bright led lights. they're aircraft aluminum. they're waterproof down to three feet. not water resistant, waterproof. >> pretty great. >> they're flat so that they don't roll. very hi-tech flashlight. $40 and $50. >> so this will light up the night. >> yeah, and that's, let's see, that's high. that was low. >> that's low. >> okay. >> and then this is the 210 lumen and the 600 lumen. they make a thousand lumen flashlight also. >> it's pretty sturdy. >> very sturdy. >> this we showed recently but i'm showing it again. because it's a great idea. i met a paramedic at the auto show. he said dick, people do have seat belt cutters in their glove compartment under their seat. he said i've been to more
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cannot reach it. so the supervisor goes on your visor right over the driver. >> the supervisor. >> the supervisor. it's a super sharp stainless knife. there's a stainless punch in there to knock out the side window because safety glass is very tough to break. >> invented by a paramedic. >> he knows what you need. it's ten bucks. >> could be a life saver. >> this is great. this little keychain here is -- that's what it looks like in the package. infinikey is under five bucks. getting keys on and off is so easy. there's a little push tab. when you want to get a key on, instead of the split ring you open with your fingernail, you break your fingernail, put the key on, pull it down, pull the key to the bottom and now it won't fall off. >> that's certainly good for older adults, as well. >> it's all stainless. five bucks. >> that was popular this year
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>> this we did back to school. it's the dorm, apartment, hotel kit. you get a window alarm, a door alarm, a door wedge alarm, a personal alarm. and the personal alarm is 110 decibels. it also has a built-in led flashlight. i saw it on amazon for 16 bucks. >> for the paranoid person in your life. really quickly. >> triple stainless steel. keeps drinks cold 24 hours. >> wine included. >> wine included. you pay for the wine. okay? and finally the bust a maze. you throw doggie snacks in there. the dog has to push them around to get them out. when my dog sees that, he jumps up and down because it's a game and snacks last a minute instead of five seconds. >> isn't it frustrating for the dog? >> no, actually, he finds different ways. he throws the snack in the air or pushes it through. we tried it. noel could not get the snacks out. >> noel knows how to go to town on anything.
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mark my words give you all i got in every way i will you're the only reason why all i want to live a lie mark my words >> just yesterday we were reporting lou justin bieber appeared to have cleaned up his image. >> yes, he has. although he hasn't cleaned up his voice in that particular one. it happened in conjunction with
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album "purpose" as part of his new humble, charitable, and apologetic new persona. >> it appears he may need to do some apologizing to the people of san francisco. kgo's carolyn tyler explains. >> this is the guerrilla marketing campaign that's hit sidewalks in various san francisco neighborhoods promoting justin bieber's album "purpose" which dropped november 13th. too late to say i'm sorry now >> the city wants bieber's record label def jam and the distributor to not only say sorry but to pay up for the clean-up. >> i don't think that's something the taxpayers should have to pay for. >> reporter: city attorney dennis herrera fired off an angry letter to the singer's representatives. >> we want their full cooperation to know the extent of it, the individuals responsible for it so that we can get this taken care of as quickly as possible. >> reporter: his office is documenting the stencils which were spray painted back in november. even the recent rains haven't washed them away.
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someone who is a apparently not a believer. but it's no laughing matter for million a year eradicating graffiti. supervisor erin paskin is drafting legislation to increase fines on violators. >> we can only charge the companies the cost of cleaning it up. so for them, it's just the cost of doing business. there has to be some larger disincentives to prevent this kind of lawless behavior. >> reporter: the city attorney can sue but would like to hear back from the bieber's people. we haven't received a comment either. . san francisco, carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. interesting. >> justin's reaction was what do you mean? sorry. and then asked him, where are you now? oh, hello. >> oh, yeah. >> you're now the new selena gomez. >> we look so much alike, don't we? >> you and jb? >> yes, we've morphed into one. >> exactly. that's the news for this half
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he's attacking bill. and later, getting fit and fighting fit. check out a political strategist's method of losing weight without drugs or surgery. it is tuesday, december 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning on this tuesday. it's not fat tuesday. luckily. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. you really are the health buff between the two of us. you're always working out. you'll leave the show and go to the gym. >> miserably failing health buff addict. >> stop it. >> you do the same thing. it is one of those concerns around this time of year where the gym's all of a sudden become crowded once again with a lot of folks. we try to shave off all that fat we've gained. >> in addition to shaving off fat, weather a big story. we're actually -- winter storms in several states we're talking about. it's storms with a vengeance. we're talking snow and sleet in
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drivers in appleton, wisconsin had to remember their winter driving skills and snow plows are ought overnight. >> in the south, the severe weather is persisting. in thes that area, residents are surrounded by damage after the weekend's extreme weather. abc's lauren lyster is in the middle of the texas tornado zone. lauren, good morning. >> reporter: reena and kendis, here in garland homes like these are torn up after a tornado ripped through here. president obama phoning the state's governor monday to offer support and follow up after the deadliest twisters in 90 years. the extreme weather doesn't end there. a tornado spotted in florida grazing the panhandle. >> drive. get on the gas and go. >> sunday, it was arkansas. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: this after saturday just south of dallas -- >> that's it! that's a tornado! >> reporter: deadly twisters carved a 40-mile path across the
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spewing debris. nine tornadoes killed 11 people there. in the midwest, it's the water, ice, sleet and snow, snarling traffic from kalamazoo to kansas. in illinois, a school bus with students on it rescued with no injuries after floodwaters swept it away. in oklahoma, nearly 200,000 without electricity. power lines no match for the high winds and freezing rain coating them. in iowa, visibility near zero. in amarillo, texas, along interstate 40 snow burying big rigs. in new mexico, a 12-foot snow drift entombing one couple for 20 hours till rescuers broke the windshield to free them. >> my wife was shivering and shaking so i got into the passenger seat because the driver's seat was full of snow. trying to dig out, cuddling up together.
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power lines destroyed by the tornadoes. the most powerful here in 20 years. some 70 million americans are facing winter alerts across the country. lauren lyster, abc news, garland, texas. >> thank you so much. the weather was a factor in an airline accident in wichita, kansas. an allegiant airlines jet slid off an icy taxiway as it was about to take off for las vegas. the plane was going slowly and there were no injuries. the md-80 was not damaged. the first jet is stuck in the grass. those wichita passengers were just some of millions of travelers facing chaos at airports across the country. nearly 3,000 flights were canceled yesterday and another 4800 delayed. the weather will mean more delays for travelers today across a wide region with hundreds of flights already cancelled. our coverage continues with paul williams. hey there, paul. >> thanks, kendis, reena. the focus must shift towards the northeast.
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showers throughout pennsylvania going into jersey and towards the d.c. area. for the north, complicated driving conditions particularly along the interstates up towards i-95. we also have complications with snow actually throughout the north central part of the country. it's not quite snowmageddon but widespread cold and snow. >> our thanks to paul there. breaking news right now in the search for the so-called affluenza teen from texas. ethan couch has been found in a mexican resort in puerta vallarta. the pair had been the subject of an intense manhunt since disappearing earlier this month. couch was found responsible for a drunk driving crash that killed four people. the so-called affluenza defense spared him jail time. he was on probation at the time. no criminal charges have been filed against two cleveland police officers in the death of a 12-year-old boy. tamir rice was carrying a toy
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a rookie police officer killed rice within seconds after arriving on the scene. heartbroken family members say they're disappointed about the grand jury decision. >> simply put, given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunications by all involved, that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police. >> it was so clear from the prosecutor's behavior that he was trying to lose the case. that he was trying to exonerate the officers. >> prosecutors say there is a long list of mistakes which led to the tragedy, among them they say dispatchers failed to relay to officers that the person scaring people at the park was probably a juvenile with a toy gun. in the meantime, the trial for a second baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray has been postponed. jury selection will start on january 11th. expected. six officers to stand trial. the first case ended in a mistrial. freddie gray died from injuries suffered while in police
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his death set off days of riots. chicago's mayer rahm emanuel is heading home early from vacation so he can confront his city's police station crisis. emmanuel has been in cuba with his family and now heading into a major controversy stemming from a police-involved shooting which left two people dead. alex perez reports from chicago. >> reporter: chicago on edge after yet another fatal police shooting, this time, 19-year-old quintonio legrier and his neighbor, bettie jones, a mother of five. her family demanding answers. >> for somebody to get shot for opening their door is just crazy. >> reporter: early saturday morning, police were called to this two-story home for a domestic disturbance. legrier reportedly threatening his father with a bat. our first look at where it all happened. authorities haven't explained how exactly the shooting unfolded, but loved ones say it happened right here in this tiny
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home, right here, went to go open the front door here and got caught in a spray of bullets. chicago police say jones was accidentally killed during that confrontation with legrier. legrier's mother says her son, who was an engineering student, had mental health issues, but insists he was never violent. >> that wasn't his character. >> reporter: already under scrutiny for the laquan mcdonald video, mayor rahm emanuel calling for a review of how officers are trained to respond to mental health cases. and mayor emanuel cut his holiday vacation short and is due back here at city hall tuesday to face the fallout and meet with the victims' family members. alex perez, abc news, chicago. well this morning heavy metal fans are mourning the loss of motorhead front man lemmy. >> that's ian lemmy kilmister who died two days after learning he had a particularly aggressive form of cancer.
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is urging fans to play lemmy's music loud. lemmy died at his home in los angeles. he was only 70 years old. football news. a bizarre fine for a favorite among fans. the san diego chargers has fined safety eric weddle $10,000. his offense, staying on the field at halftime during the chargers week 15 game against miami so that he could watch his daughter perform in a dance program. come on, guys. team spokesman said players are required to be in the locker room when game plan adjustments are being made. it's his daughter, come on. maybe wi-fi isn't so good in the locker room. and on the field some drama in last night's bengals/broncos game. denver kicker brandon mcmanus what would have been a game-winning field goal. he made up for it in overtime
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denver's defense recovered a if snap. the win guarantees the broncos a playoff spot. >> wild monday night game. with the clock ticking on 2015, people gathered in times square to shed and shred some bad memories. >> i like that. it was a ninth annual good riddance day that allowed people to dump all the negativity of the year in into a shredder. lovers. they dumped photos of exes, even a laptop. >> they'll be used as confetti for people ringing in the new year in times square. participants were encouraged to write their wishes on the paper, as well. hopefully you don't shred those wishes. you write those down. we'll see how it works out in 2016. >> coming up "the mix," why legos may be more than just kids' toys. they could be a grown-up investment. turning up the political he broadens his attacks on his democratic rival. both hillary clinton and bill. way of getting fit and losing could this be the new diet
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snowboarders at the famous ski resort in bamf, canada, only weren't foot taped to a chair lift. he was among a group forced to climb down a ski lift that broke. it took about two hours to safely rescue everyone. this is why i don't ski. >> that's always my fear. so apparently getting hacked may be the best thing that ever happened to the ashley madison dating site. the site which specializes in arranging extramarital affairs since the data breach. there are 4 million more members. no comment from the site's parent company. there are still class action lawsuits pending as a result of that breach. it's okay, guys, don't worry. i've got to the pour my tea here on me here. apparently infidelity is talking point for donald trump hillary clinton. >> it's been back and forth for a little while. thousands attended a trump rally in new hampshire last night as the gop front-runner takes aim at bill clinton's old scandals.
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>> reporter: donald trump now going after not just one clinton, but two. tweeting if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with his terrible record of women abuse while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong. trump threatening again to dig up bill clinton's old scandals after hillary clinton accused trump of sexism in an interview last week. neither clinton has responded directly to trump's new threats but hillary clinton has reposted this video of her take on trump. >> we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. refuse can rival carly fiorina briefly defended trump on fox news. >> bill clinton is fair game but my point is attacking bill clinton won't defeat hillary clinton. >> reporter: a flattering new poll for trump's chief nemesis found hillary clinton tops the list of the most admired women in the world. a spot she has held 20 times. donald trump tied with pope francis for second most admired
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place, by a wide margin is president barack obama. with just five weeks to go until the first primaries, republicans analysts say the biggest threat to a dominant trump would be an early loss in iowa where ted cruz is gaining ground in the polls. >> i think at that point the mystique is gone and then it's a regular race and trump has to be a candidate like everyone else. >> reporter: in an interview with abc news back in 2013, trump seemed proud to consider bill clinton a friend and he told cnn back in 2009 that the former president's infidelity was, quote, totally unimportant." bazi kanani, abc news, washington. well, coming up in our next half hour, keeping prescription drugs out of little hands. child proof pill bottles may be doing their job but that's not the only place where little fingers get into trouble. what you need to know about those pill boxes and organizers. but first, getting into shape. how a former political strategist went from winning elections to winning the battle
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deborah roberts explains. >> reporter: for years, michael berlin steered campaigns for those like bill and hillary clinton. while his career expanded so was his waistline. you were on the campaign trails eating junk. >> i reached a point where i was 245 pounds. i said that's enough. how would i solve the problem? using the same research and techniques. of doctors, trainers, nutritionists. >> reporter: after dropping nearly 70 pounds, berlin is now sharing his zrets in a new book called "become a fat burning machine." he says the first step was learning he was a fat storer, not i an fat burner. >> you can see yourself gaining weight around the middle and your markers, cholesterol, glucose will tell you right away. >> reporter: then he discovered as he says how to flip the switch. >> flip the switch means eating the right combination of foods
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use for energy rather than storing it as fat. >> reporter: focusing on meals rich in lean meat and leafy vegetables he began losing weight. changing his diet was just part of the puzzle. he says the big moment came when he learned miracle intervals. >> my coach taught me if i was jogging jog faster for 30 seconds and take it easy for three minutes. i was getting all the benefit from when i was slowing down. >> reporter: he showed me how it all works. at exceed physical culture gym. >> i would think the harder you work out, the more fit you're going to be. >> debra, it's the opposite. you need to work out at a really even pace and speed it up from time to time to teach your body how to burn fat. now if we want to speed up a little bit, again, you're beating me. >> you sort of boil it down into why this is different than all the other stuff we've heard. >> this is different because we're combining high octane foods that are designed to burn and miracle intervals that will teach your body how to access that energy. i'm sharing the success that i've had as well as many others. >> reporter: deborah roberts, abc news, new york. >> good tips there. it really is hard when you're on
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you know what's going to get you money? apparently "star wars" sets very, very big. >> those are huge. >> understandable. and any lego set that's been on cafe corner, a model of a hotel. >> are these before you put them together or after that they're worth all that? i wonder. >> i don't think you have to put them together. having the set, the box included is always good. but "star wars" does really well. apparently the ultimate collector's millennial falcon is $500. now it's worth $4,000. taj mahal was $298 in 1988, now worth $2,700. >> there was a guy that spent seven months putting the falcon together. so your mother-in-law was in town. not sure if you got to watch a movie. imagine you're watching a movie and there's that awkward like really crazy hot sex scene. >> killer. >> that comes on while you're watching the movie with the in-laws or your mom or your kids.
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it is called cringe mdb. so a playoff off imdb. you type in the -- i typed in whether to see it's a cringe worthy movie and you can watch it with other people in the room. anchor man" is a no. i typed in force wakens and that's a movie you can watch with your kids and adults. >> no sex scenes. >> no crazy sultry -- >> wanted to make sure i didn't miss the important scenes. good to know. proposal time. we've been talking about all these people who are stranded at airports over the holidays. this guy was stranded at o'hare for 50 hours. >> what do you do when you're stranded for 50 hours, kendis? >> he was going to fly to arizona to propose to his girlfriend. instead he texted her. the proposal. >> yeah, he couldn't wait. >> and a photo of the ring.
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she sent an emoticon but she said yes. >> there were a thousand flights cancelled between o'hare and midway which is where he was in chicago. i would have waited. >> i would have waited. >> now he has a story to tell. >> he has a good story to tell, you're right.
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success once he gets married. the snow will begin to wrap up later this evening, with quieter conditions rolling in for tuesday. highs will be in the 20s for tomorrow, and a chance for a light dusting of snow comes in for
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end of the week with highs in the teens and 20s, and lows in the single digits.tonight: snow likely early low: 22-28 winds: ne 15-25 alo: 22 dbq: 27 iow: 26tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 24-30 winds: w 5-15 alo: 25 dbq: 28 iow: 29tomorrow making news in america this morning, winter weather. snow and ice finally hitting parts of the u.s. after record-breaking december warmth. the massive system on the move right now. we're tracking it all. breaking overnight, manhunt over. ethan couch and his mother taken into custody. his new look, darker hair. the so-called affluenza teen on his way back to the u.s. new this morning, a drone hovering over the president's motorcade. secret service stepping in. the pilot's explanation. and gigantic game in the record books. dropped from a blimp, the
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