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tailgating tradition. good tuesday morning, everyone. after record-breaking december warmth, the first major winter storm battering several states right now. >> absolutely. let's get right to the radar. that massive system stretching from wisconsin to maine bringing everything from snow to ice to heavy downpours. this is the scene right now overnight outside of boston. the snow and ice snarling traffic and delaying flights on one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. >> all this after the same system spawned deadly tornadoes in texas. abc's megan hughes has the latest. >> reporter: after an unusually warm december, the first snow falls in massachusetts this morning. ice melt and shovels fly off the shelves. >> it was kind of like black friday-ish. >> reporter: in new york state,
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>> first storm of the year. there's a lot of accidents. hopefully they'll be very minor. >> reporter: weather around the country has given them a preview from high winds and icy roads creating treacherous conditions in wisconsin to floods in missouri where the state's death toll climbed into the double digits. a snowdrift in new mexico trapped betty and jimmy anderson in their car for 20 hours until rescuers broke the windshield to free them. >> my wife, she was just shivering and shaking so i got into the passenger seat t cause the driver's seat was full of snow from us trying to dig out so we cuddled up together. >> reporter: air travelers also had nothing to do but wait. >> i've been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours. >> reporter: almost 3,000 flights canceled across the united states yesterday according to flight tracking service, flight aware. the weather system spawned more tornadoes bringing terror to florida and arkansas. >> drive. get on the gas and go. >> that's it. that's a tornado. >> reporter: whileleanup began
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of splintered homes and debris show the aftermath of tornados that took 11 lives there. megan hughes, abc news, washington. >> thank you, megan, and that storm system still on the move. >> this morning, it will be a slick commute for most of the northeast. on the map here, albany, hartford, boston, all cities in that pink icy area. mostly rain for new york city and south. at least 6 to 12 inches of snow from wisconsin to maine when it's all over with. okay, let's get to the other major breaking news story from overnight. the capture of the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch. >> this is the first image right here of couch since he was detained in mexico. note that he's dyed his hair black in an obvious attempt to avoid detectioio >> couch and his mother are now on their way to guadalajara where they're expected to eventually be transferred back to texas. couch was found responsible for a drunk driving crash that killed four people bacacin 2013.
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privileged upbringing prevented him from being able to distinguish right from wrong and he avoided jail time. authorities have been searching for couch since december 10th for allegedly violating his probation. well, now to the race for the white house and donald trump is on the attack. he's taking aim at someone new, new jersey governor chris christie, and mr. trump still firing shots at possible rival hillary clinton and her husband, the former president. donald trump's new target. >> chris christie. >> chris christie. >> christie. >> christie. >> christie. >> reporter: going after chris christie last night in new hampshire ripping the new jersey governor for embracing president obama after hurricane sandy. >> it was unbelievable. he was like a little boy, oh, i'm with the president. >> reporter: the republican front-runner also blasting christie for the bridgegate scandal suggesting the governor knew about the lane closures. >> they're closing the biggest bridge in the united states, the most traveled on bridge, one of them in the world and most traveled on in the united states. you're doing that and you're not telling the governor.
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>> reporter: the latest attack coming after "the new hampshire union leader" endorsed christie. >> what a pile of garbage that newspaper is. >> reporter: an editorial from the paper's publisher comparing trump to biff in "back to the future" movies. >> you have a very dishonest newspaper up here. it's also a failing newspaper. it's going down the tubers. >> reporter: trump also going after not just one clinton, but two tweeting "if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with hihiterrible record of w wen abuse while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong." that tweet coming after hillary clinton accused trump of sexism in an interview last week. and d an interview with abc news back in 2013, trump seemed proud to consider bill clinton a friend and he told cnn back in 2008 that clinton's infidelity was, quote, totally unimportant. >> only five weeks till the caucuses in iowa. new this morning, family
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freedom have arrived in canada. the image of alan kurdi's body on a turkish beach drew international outcry. the 3-year-old died with his mother while trying to reach greece. well, now kurdi's aunt and uncle and their five children have arrived in canada to start a new life. the kurdis are among 25,000 syrian refugees the canadian government has pledged to welcome by the end of february. a potential security breach during the president's vacation in hawaii. a drone briefly flew next to mr. 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. it was apparently an accident. and speaking of president obama, we're getting our second glimpse of him on the golf course during his current vacation in hawaii. there he was on the 18th green unable to repeat the successful 40-foot chip into the hole that we saw a couple of days ago. eventually he got the ball in the hole. good going, mr. president.
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riddance to that round of golf right there. and that's exactly what a lot of people here in new york city's times square did during the ninth annual good riddance d d. >> participants ditched whatever they needed to get out of their lives. they put it into a shredder. the shredder, it shredded paper and will be used as confetti to help rinin the new year. >> so it all comes full circle come january 1st. >> better to rain down on someone else, right, your old things. your news feed, the facebook post, now confirmed a hoax. and lost in the woods, in near zero temperature, a teenager found with no time to spare. plus, caught on camera dangling high in the air, skiers and snowboarders forced to rappel down a ski lift. right when you feel a cold sore, abreva can heal it in as few as two and a half days when used at the firststign. without it the virus spreads from cell to cell.
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daring rescues caught on camera. momo than 100 skiers andnd snowboarders at a ski resort in canada. this snowboarder seen dangling high up in the air, he was among a group forced to climb down a ski lift that broke down. 2015 is going out with a whimper on wall street. both the dow jones industrial average and s&p 500 are lower now than at the beginning of the year. it's the first time either could enenthe year in the red d nce the recession. the dow yesterday lost 24 points, s&p was off 4 1/2 and the nasdaq slid 7 1/2 yesterday. whole foods is paying a hefty y ne 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.
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$800,000 to los angeles, santa monica and san diego for pricing violations. so apparently getting hacked may be the best thing that ever happened to the ashley madison dating site. the site, which specializes s arranging extramaritit affairs, says its membership has spiked since the data breach. there are more than 4 million additional members. there's still class action lawsuits pending as s result of that breach. so, what's in your investment portfolio? stocks, bonds, gold? maybe you should put money into legos. a study finds thatathe set of popular children's building blocks have increased in value 12% each year since 2000. gold, on the other hand, just missed 10%, but that's only for lego sets that have never been opened. you got to havavthe box. >> so, that's what we have to tell our financial adviser that we're going to invest in legos. >> he'll probably think you're crazy. >> yes, and he would be right. when we come back, right place at the right time. a driver saved after a fire
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year. this morning not going to be much better for drivers in that region. you'll also see snowy roads in the northwest, the northern rockies and parts of the southwest. there's flooding in the south right up the east coast, icy roads in new england later. flying, airport delays likeliest in minneapolis, philadelphia, new york city, boston and atlanta. no criminal charges are being fifid against the two cleveland police officers in the death of 12-year-old tamir rice. >> he was carrying a toy gun when he was shot dead last year. a rookie police officer killed rice within seconds of arriving at the scene. family members furious over the grand jury's decision called the investigation a charade. >> simply put, given this perfect storm of human error, the stakes and miscommunications by all involved that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police. >> it was s s clear from thehe prosecutor's behavior that he
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the officers. >> prosecutors say there's a long list of mistakes which led to the tragedy, among them, they say dispatchers failed to relay to police that the person scaring people at the park was probably a juvenile with a toy gun. heavy metal fans are morning the loss this morning of motorhead frontman, lemmy. the ace of spades the ace of spades >> ian "lemmy" kilmister died just two days after learningg that he had a particularly aggressive form of cancer. on its facebook page the band is urging fans to play lemmy's music loud and to have a drink or two. lemmy died at his home in los angeles. he was 70 years s d. a utah family thankful to have their son home after a harrowing ordeal. 14-year-old braden neilson became separated from friends during a hunting trip on saturday. he wound up spend ging nearly 30 hours in the frigid wilderness.
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miles believing if he stopped he would have died. he was hypothermic when he was finally rescued. and a daring rescue in the meantime, in pennsylvania. watch this video carefully. dash cam here, this car slammed had into a pole and the unconscious driver is trapped inside the burning vehicle. within seconds that is yorktownship fire chief nate tracy jumping out of his truck pulling the driver out of the vehicle to safety. watch. the e ief didn't even put on his firefighter jacket before racing into action. a favorite player among the fans of the san diego chargers has been slapped with a rather odd fine. safety eric weddle now fined $10,000. his offense, staying on the field at halftime during the chargers recent game against miamamso that he could watch his daughter perform in a dance program. a team spokesman says players are required to be in the locker room when game plan adjustments are made. give me a break. >> the chargers making some bad
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every nfl team will play next sunday the regular season's final day and that's when all the outstanding playoff issues will be decided. >> as for last night's action we get the highlights from our guys at espn. he's stan, i'm neil. we're going to do highlights. >> let's start with monday night football. we have the broncos and bengals. bengalalalready in the playoffs, broncos trying to get there. they went to overtime. it's tied at 17. brock osweiler, the backup quarterback in for the injured peyton manning to demaryius thomas. how does he make that catch? it's unbelievable. so, that led to this field goal attempt from brandon macmanus who had missed one earlier. >> badly. >> knocked that one down so it's 20-17 denver. a.j. mccarron and the bengals get a shot. so the broncos get their chance and broncos are in the
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steph curry did not score a point in the first quarter and riley curry wants to know why. it was against the king, waryores, kings. then he went stepback bobby jack. hifirst of the game. see, he shot with 3:16 left in the half. dude's made like six in a row after that. 17 by half. this omri casspi guy was doing his best curry imitation. the warriors win again. they're 29-1. wow, they're good. >> i mean, those are terrible shots for anybody else, but they're routine for steph curry. back to you. >> thank you, gentlemen. up next in "the pulse," the scary moment on live tv a pregnantnchor fainting. what she's saying this morning. and netflix has the perfect solution to get your kids to bed early on new year's eve.
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time now to check "the pulse," stories you'll be talking about today starting with a scare from a news anchor while on the air. it happened to cnn's poppy harlow. she's six months pregnant and was talking about the war on terror when she appeared to pass out on air. her words slurring thehe un unintelligible as the cnn graphic aired. >> bad news for the obama administration. we have this new cnn/orc poll which is quite a -- quite a turnaround in -- >> that's really scary to hear. isn't it? >> it really is even though you know she's okay. the network, by the way, quickly cut to a aommercial whililthe twitterverse exploded over the n ns but harlow was back reassuring viewers that all was okay saying she just got a little hot. >> sometimes when you're pregnant you can have low blood
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e did head to the hospital and harlow tweeting that she and her baby girl are just fine. good news. >> good news overall there. so you may have seen the messages on facebook promising that, you know, mark zuckerberg is going to give away millions to regular people because he's just great, even mentioning the story was on "good morning america." >> but the only problem is it's all a hoax. to be elelible to be among thehe 1,000 winners the post said you have to copy and paste the text and post it in your own status. facebook quickly responded saying zuckerberg's pledge to give money to improve the world is real unlike everything you read on the internet. i never fall for those cut and paste things. >> that was my get rich quick plan. back to legos. >> back to lottery tickets. >> lottery tickets. well, if you try with your kids begging to stay up until midnight on new year's eve netflix may have a solution. you can call up a countdown to the end of the year any time you want. that's the key, you can do it at 7:00 at night. there's a choice of hosts drawing from children's favoritit
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>> okay, so the streaming service says nearly half the parents in english speaking countries would like to put the kids in bed by 9:00 and more than 40% already use the countdown or plan to use it this year. netflix promises it will not tell the kids it's not midnight if you don't. >> or you can tell the kids it's going to be christmas tomorrow and thenn put them to bed early and then tell them in the morning santa forgot. >> once again -- wow, that's mean. don't do that. i'm just kidding. i'm kidding. finally a unique way to crank up some hype, a giant board used for the popular tailgate game cornhole set up at the goodyear blimp base in florida. >> that is huge then cheerleaders -- did somebody say cheerleaders -- from michigan state and alabama took turns tossing giant bean bags from the window of a blimp some 200 feet ove the board. the spararns and crimson tide e mascots were there. the school's football teams play
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>> you know the whole thing was an attempt to set a guinness world record for the largest ever cornhole game. >> even if they didn't get that. >> it's impressive. right? >> good job there. more news after this. not the rower i used to be. i i en accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but i won't accept is gewting out there with less than my best. so if i can go for something better than warfarin, i will. eliquis. eliquis reduced the sk of stroke better than warfarin, plus it had significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. that really mattered to me. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in r re cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding.
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dave, i'm sorry to interrupt. i gotta take a sick day tomorrow. da don't take sick days, dads take nyquil severe the nighttime, sniffling, eezing, coughing, aching, fever, best sleep with a cold, medicine. checking our top stories the so-called affluenza teen from texas has been captured in mexico along with his mother. ethan couch had been on the run since earlier this monthnd is wanted for a probation violation. two people have been arrested in belgium on suspicion of planning attacks in brussels during the holidays. prosecutors say they found military-style uniformrm and isis propaganda. belgium has now raised its terror threat level. the severe storms in the midwest and south are making post-christmas travel a nightmare. thousasas of flightss cancelele or delayed. driving in many areas will be treacherous. looking g ating at today's weather,
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thunderstorms and showers in the south and still more snow west of the great lakes. well, it's one of the most popular gadget gifts this year and possibly the pose dangerous. >> yeah, a lot of peiple are saying that. everybody is talking about hoverboards and clearly timed for this year's 30th anniversary of the "back to the future" s you might say people are falling head over heels for the two-wheeled devices and heading back nototo the future. but to the emergency room. >> abc's gio benitez has that story. >> reporter: as many reveal what they got for christmas, one of this year's hottestst gifts leavinin many in the hospital. wipeout after wipeout. even professional athletes like baseball player dan uggla hitting the ground. and this u. representatave taking to twitter to show off his hoverboard injury. we've seen the fires linked to hoverboards. the consumerroducts safety commission now investigating 21
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country. even tweeting this warning got a hoverboard for christmas. might want one of these. major airlines even banning the devices from flights for fear of the batteries catching fire. >> i was surprise. i didn't think i would get injured that badly. >> this goes so fast. >> reporter: xavier terrell documented his first verboard ride. falls twice bloodying his knee. the cpsc says it received dozens of reports of injuries and is expecting that number to grow. experts urge everyone to wear proper safety gear before taking one for a spin. >> if you want to be someone taking careof yourself get wris guards and a helmet. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, , w york. >> i h he you have wrist guards and a helmet. you got one. >> i got a drone but it really is everywhere. i saw a church choir on christmas day using it as part of their performance. >> what? >> the verboards. that's incredible. >> i thought you got a hoverboard and a drone. >> no.
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>> no, both are scary and dangerous. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great tuesdayay everyone. source, this is ??? . crews in cedar rapids are wwking extensive hohos, hoping to cleaeathe roads for morning commuters. the city is still under a snow emergency. one industry is hoping for a slower day after yesterday's snowfall. they went out on the roads when n eryone was told to stay home. now that the snow has cleared, presidential candidates are hoping to win over iowa voters. it's just five weeks until the iowa caucuses. good tuesday morning! its 430 on december 29th, just a couple days until the new year. here is a live look at crews are working this morning to get the roads

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