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chicago subway, here we go. it's where a woman seen on surveillance video carrying a small alligator. she made her way to o'hare airport. she was seen showing the gator. they were eventually separated. the gator was found near the baggage claim. the woman could face charges. it's illegal to own an alligator in illinois. our second gator story starts with a warning. don't try this at home. >> why would you try this at home. next time you come face to face with a 12 foot alligator, don't feed it with your mouth. the guy pulling this stunt has experience with gators. as we said, don't try this at home ever even if you are a stunt man. >> i tried that stunt more or less with like french fries and stuff with my dog all the time. it's a great effect. he'd gently bite half of it and pull it away. he's not a gator. >> not an alligator.
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>> not good. >> not by any degree. >> coming up, when a word not suitable for television winds up on live television, find out who's the latest to drop the "f" bomb. >> the defiant mayor from toronto who admitted to smoking crack, is he any closer to giving up his office or admitting there's a problem. ♪ and i won't back down >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. g plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b l expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans,
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♪ hey, i won't back down and not backing down is toronto's embattled mayor whose bad boy antics have put him in the world spotlight. >> increasingly seeing him as an international embarrassment, lawmakers want him to back down. he's digging in his heels. >> reporter: only the battle over toronto's much maligned crack smoking, loud talking mayor could turn the canadian version of cspan into must-watch television. >> i would like you to rule and ask him to apologize. >> you don't have the floor. >> madam chair. >> reporter: after admitting last week that he had smoked crack -- >> yes, i have smoked crack
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cocaine. >> reporter: toronto mayor admitted for the first time to buying drugs, too. adding to the scandal, this video hosted by the toronto star showing him incoherently and angrily rambling. despite it all, the mayor says he's not going anywhere. >> i'm most definitely keeping this job. >> do you think you have an addiction problem with substance abuse and illicit drugs? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: toronto city council has its hands tied, powerless to kick the mayor out of office, they're trying to isolate him and encourage him to step away, but ford remains defiant and popular. >> get off the property. >> reporter: spending his time autographing bobble head dolls of himself and vowing that no amount of bad behavior will keep him from the mayor's office. abc news, seattle. >> city council there voted 37-5 saying step down, but it's nonbinding. he doesn't have to. >> well, at some point though he's crossing the line and he's
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doing things that are illegal. he apparently also confessed during this meeting that he's purchased illegal drugs while in office. i think if police charge him, now he has to step down. >> by the way, he's no cooperating with police he says on advice of his lawyer. >> this is quite interesting. and he says he remains a good role model for children. >> oh, my goodness gracious. >> i happen to disagree. that's just me. coming up, the clock is ticking off the days until black friday. >> are you ready though? are you ready? we have some deals that might make you want to forget all about that turkey dinner on thanksgiving day. america's obsession with spicy foods. we'll introduce you to a man with the hottest hot sauce ever.
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♪ ♪ so we realize that we may be rushing the season just a little bit with thanksgiving still two weeks away. >> yeah, retailers already amping up their most important day of the year. that would be black friday. >> even if you usually avoid the black friday madness, some of those deals may just be too hard to resist. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: they're some of the juiciest deals of the year coming to a store near you before you can even digest your turkey. toys"r"us opens at 5:00 p.m. for thanksgiving thursday with door busters, including a fushy boom. typically $44.99 on sale for $29.99. a leap frog leap pad 2 explorer. original price $79.99. $39.99 for a limited time. this monster high high school play set, 60% off at $29.99. >> remember, there are hidden
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discounts everywhere. just because the sign says 50% off, they might take a little extra off if you ask nicely. >> reporter: topping the hottest gifts of the season, tvs. walmart throws down the deal gauntlet with this 32 inch tv on sale last year for $148, this year, $98. best buy is offering this 39 incher for $169.99. and at target this 50 inch tv, 600 bucks cut to $299. gadgets ga loor. $99 my con cameras and 119 beats by dre headphones. an apple 5 s iphone $189 at walmart, both phones require two year contracts. walmart also offering deals on diamonds. one carat pendant earring set, 98 buck, but unlike diamonds, these deals won't last forever, and that can be stressful. >> when you shop under stress,
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you're going to spend more. there are chemicals in our brain that make us spend when we're stressed. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> of course this brings us to our facebook question of the day. >> what are your plans for black friday? visit our facebook page at wnnfans.com. my plans are to sit on the couch and eat food and watch something. >> i find this very interesting. all of these stores are opening up on thanksgiving or they're trying to beat the rush. black friday is officially dying and we don't know what's going on. >> experts say it is. they say for years it has been dying. >> here's a deal though. apparently people who hit the mall -- this is why, people who hit the malls on fridays after thanksgiving has been declining for years. you're going to the websites which you prefer to do, right? especially when you have so many gifts to give for me. >> all for diana. >> all for me. >> naughty or nice? >> i've been extremely nice. don't you see all the gifts up' gotten me. >> you've been naughty, you know what i'm saying. >> i don't have any spi coal in
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♪ >> "mix" time. it is every r mix time. it is every reporter and anchor's worst nightmare that you're going say a curse or something inappropriate on the air. you don't think you're on, it's hot. i've never dropped the "f" bomb. >> to your knowledge. >> don't say that after saying i've never dropped the "f" bomb. >> the latest news reporter. she complains about her ifb, that's this little earpiece. she can't hear that she's on. she doesn't know she's on the air, wdiv. her name is lauren codell. you're not going to see her face but you're going to see the anchors. >> good morning. >> you know what fb, i don't know when we're going, neither does jim. i can't get this [ bleep ] in there. >> oh, that's going to leave a
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mark. the smooth anchors there were lucky enough to apologize. show a picture of wonderful lauren codell. you might not have been on the camera but there's the lovely lady who said it. it happens. apparently the viewers went to the facebook page and said we understand, we get it. they didn't raise too big a fuss. >> okay. good news for her. >> yes. >> oh, my gosh. i -- >> fudge. you can't go wrong with fudge. >> i empathize with her. it's never happened to me. it's the one thing where i can feel all the blood going to my fe feet. >> an adorable five-year-old who's now leading a marching band. this is terenze mcelvin. he wanted to start practicing with the band. he went to the band summer band camp. this is the glade central high school. he felt that he was kind of going to do this for fun. little did he know he was being recruited to be one of the band's majors.
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the newest band major, there he is. he debuted his talents at the muck ball which happens to be one of their biggest games of the year. this is him during the halftime performance. take a listen. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> there you have him doing his thing. the band's director said the crowd went crazy. they loved it. dad said everybody was proud. we were watching him from the crowd. apparently the dad marched in this band when he was in high school. now he sees his little guy doing it. the little guy is so well spoken. he said, i love performing in front of a lot of people. it's really exciting. he's 5. >> what's he going to do when he's 25. a guy in hong kong goes viral because he looks like the deer leader from kim jong-un. he's getting a lot of play. check him out.
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this morning on "world news now." help arrives. relief for typhoon survivors. desperate for food and water. the new found fears. we'll take you live to manila. new numbers about americans signing up for health care and why the president is feeling more pressure today. courtroom bombshell. the woman accused of stalking actor alec baldwin sent to jail. her out burst, the judge's reaction and what's next in court. and worst job ever. mariah carey's complaints about her role as a judge on "american idol." her eye opening criticism in the "the skinny" on this thursday, november 14th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> all right. mariah carey aiming her guns.
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at one person she didn't name by names but we know who she is. >> yeah. >> we all know. >> she said she's satin. we'll get to that in a bit. we will start with the philippines where the aid for the people desperately in need is stuck in gridlock. >> coming to help is the uss george washington aircraft carrier. it is due to arrive this morning. abc's gloria riveria has more details live from manila. gloria, what's the latest? >> reporter: we are six days in to this crisis. what we are seeing is the shock of what happened may have wore off, but reality for survivors on the ground is that it's getting harder, not easier, to get through each day. in a humanitarian crisis like this one, there are stages and we are enter ing a grim, worrisome stage. we met a mother, maria rose, who has five children. she told us her neighbors' young child died from convulsions from a fever.
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that is usually a treatable disease, a treatable condition. in this case, marie rose whose children are now sick doesn't know where to take them for medical attention and it is that lack of a centralized relief operations headquarters that is posing a real threat. people don't know where to go for the basic food, water, shelter and of course medical attention. the situation is very much day by day. roads are being cleared in tacloban. we were able to drive to the outer city limits and that's a good thing. that means vehicles can get where they need to go. it is a step forward and one of the first. there have been reports of violence, of gun fire as people simply resort to things they wouldn't normally do. because they are faced with things like getting a bottle of water for their own child. they will go to great lengths to do that. here we are, six days in, aid is arriving but you are looking at a lack of a coordinated management effort.
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possibly no fault of anyone on the ground. there are so many organizations there military forces trying to get this up and running. it is simply overwhelming for most people. >> gloria, we understand, obviously, there's so many infrastructure issues but there's been a lot of criticism about response times. have you seen any of these evidenced in what you are looking at? >> reporter: the first day we headed in, as we flew in with the military, i think what was clear to everyone a few days in is no one had a sense of how massive this incident was. it is hard to get that sense unless you were on the ground. the philippine forces were flying in c-130 aircraft with supplies on them from the first day after as soon as they could get there. but when they got there, a lack of a local government, because the mayor of tacloban, his own staff, they were worried about their own families. several government officials
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lost members of their family with no central operational government getting any kind of major massive relief effort underway is almost impossible. we hope to see that change in the coming days. john, diana, back to you. >> thank you. other major story this morning low number of obama care sign ups, just over 100,000 americans have signed up for insurance, far less than the white house projected. with the fallout, here's karen travers in washington. >> reporter: finally, some hard data on health care enrollment and it is low, like the white house projected. the administration said in october, 106,000 americans selected plans, but only 26,000 did it through the federal government site, healthcare.gov. the rest did it through state exchanges. on capitol hill, yet another hearing on the technical problems at the federal website. >> was the capacity sufficient? >> clearly on day one the system was overwhelmed by volume.
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>> reporter: at this point, there is a real possibility that healthcare.gov will not be working smoothly for the vast majority of users by november 30th as the white house continued to promise. administration officials insist things have improved. >> users can successfully create an account, continue through the application enrollment processes. >> reporter: through the end of september, the federal government spent upward of $600 million on the website. as for the final price tag, once the cost of fixing the website are factored in. >> what it will cost to fix is what we are blind to that. that is a key question, how much that will wiped up being. >> most house republicans don't want to fix obama care. they want to get rid of the law all together. but on friday, they will put forward a measure that will allow millimeters of americans getting cancellation letters from their insurance companies to keep their plans. senate democrats are proposing similar legislation. the white house says president obama will announce options to address the issue sooner rather than later. john and diana.
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>> thank you. four marines have been killed at camp pendleton in california. they died in a live fire training range for unexploded ordinance. their names have not been released. eight months ago, a mortar explosion killed seven during a training exercise in nevada. that was blamed on human error. an air force officer who once led the branch's sexual assault area has been cleared of charges that he groped a woman outside of a virginia bar. the jury deliberated an hour before finding lieutenant colonel not guilty. his defense lawyers argued there were inconsistencies in the woman's testimony. florida state quarterback jameis winston at the center of an investigation. he is having a spectacular season but police confirm he is being investigated for an incident nearly a year ago. his attorney denies the allegation on his behalf and said he is not sure why the case continues after it has been basically closed. from this florida, two plea deals in the hazing case that
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left a band member dead. robert champion died two years ago following a hazing ritual at florida a&m band. two former band members entered deals yesterday. the second saw 21-year-old avoid prison by pleading guilty to lesser charges and promising to continue to work with the prosecutors. wall street is back on the upswing with new all-time highs for the dow and s&p. the dow up 71 points soaring to the 36th record close of the year. and the nasdaq also finished sharply higher. the gains were fuelled in part by macy's with better-than-expected earnings, raising hope for a strong holiday season. somebody could be $16 million richer and they probably don't know it. there is an unclaimed ticket at this store in tampa. it will be no good next week. the owner of the carolwood market says there is a chance it could be an out of towner considering the drawing was may 25th which was memorial day
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weekend. >> very possible that it is somebody that was visiting, somebody that was just here for the weekend. >> if the jackpot is not claimed most of the money goes back to the state education fund. were you in tampa memorial day weekend, diana? >> unfortunately i was not but now i am regretting that. here's a look at the weather. colder than usual in southeastern florida with a chilly start to the day. the entire eastern part of the country will warm up today. gusty winds across the great lakes, scattered showers and mountain snow from idaho to parts of montana and wyoming. >> 50 seattle, 77 l.a. denver 55. chicago 44. atlanta 58. d.c. 56. boston 50 and miami 77 degrees. here's the one you never know what you will see on the side of the road file. caught on dash cam tuesday night in texas. >> take a look. i don't know if you can make it out, but that is a kangaroo hopping along down the shoulder. some people called 911 to report an animal was on the loose. >> that's a chupacabra.
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i'm sure of it. maybe obviously it had escaped from its enclosure. the owner was eventually able to corral the chupacabra, or the kangaroo, with the help from police. will wonders ever cease? >> only way you know that is not a kangaroo because you have come face to face with a chupacabra which makes you a demystifier of urban legends and you have been with holding this information from us the whole time? >> i interviewed a chupacabra. >> did you really? >> yes. >> makes sense. >> it was mad it was confused with kangaroos. >> i hate when that happens. >> not so much. coming up, major developments in what could be the sexiest movie to come out of hollywood. >> and the food trend that is really hot. when we say hot we are talking hot. we are talking spicy sauces and it is painful. you are watching "world news now." ♪ feeling hot hot hot
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to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. ♪ looks like a scene out of a hollywood script. a courtroom drama, movie star and tears and outbursts. >> it is not fantasy. it is happening for real in new york as alec baldwin faces down his accused stalker.
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abc's marci gonzalez has been following the entire spectacle. good morning. >> reporter: there's not been a dull moment in this trial from alec baldwin tearing up on the stand to the defendant yelling and interrupting her accusers over and over, despite the judge repeatedly telling her to stop. another fiery day in court as alec baldwin, again, came face to face with his accused stalker. >> he's hurting me right now. >> reporter: french canadian actress genevieve sabourin dramatically entering the second day of her trial. where on top of 23 counts of harassment and one count of stalking she faces, she is also charged with contempt of court for her loud outbursts yesterday and the day before as baldwin and his wife testified describing having to call police when they say sabourin showed up at their homes in new york city and the hamptons. baldwin reading from some of what he describes as multiple, lengthy and unwanted letters and texts from sabourin with demands
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including, i want to be your wife now. say yes! sabourin repeatedly interrupting, shouting, calling them liars and after the judge sentenced her to 30 days behind bars for those outbursts -- >> i haven't done anything. >> reporter: she brought her denial of the accusations to the stand, insisting she's not a stalker. her lawyer says she was only seeking closure for her crumbling relationship with the actor. >> i am the victim since day one, absolutely. somebody uses his power and lied to myself, probably lied to his wife in order to maintain more than one relationship at the same time. >> reporter: baldwin denies having any kind of relationship with sabourin, saying he only met her once for dinner as a favor to a mutual friend. if convicted, sabourin faces up to 90 additional days behind bars. john and diana? >> thank you. >> wow.
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this one is really juicy, huh? i mean red flags, though. i'm not the judge but her behavior in court is not adding to her credibility if you ask me. >> but at the same time, because she's so adamant about the fact she is not a stalker. and she is a victim here and every time alec said something on the stand she repeatedly said you are lying. he's lying to you talking to the judge. there's a tinge of not credibility but perhaps what's really going on there? >> yes. >> i think everybody is starting to question. by the way, she was offered a reduced sentence to take a plea deal and she said not for a crime she never committed. >> this one is getting good. >> interesting stuff. coming up, sneak peek at the "50 shades of gray" movie. and why we will see much more of kate moss. it is coming up next in "the
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♪ skinny so skinny >> we are starting with a magazine cover. this one "entertainment weekly" and on the cover is jamie dornan and dakota johnson. why does anyone care about that? because they are the new stars of the new movie "50 shades of gray." christian gray and anastasia steel coming out. we now know not in 2014 but a
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year later, the new opening date they are hoping to release the new movie that they have had sn with sc snafus with scheduling and filming and because they had to change the main character because charlie hunnam bowed out in the 11th hour and they had to start from scratch. now there are all kinds of delays but they are back on track and hope to have the movie out valentine's day weekend 2015. get your boo ready. >> there you go. mariah carey having choice words in an interview with hot 97's angie martinez. she said her season on mile last on "american idol" last season was like going to hell every day and working with the judges. she's friends with randy. keith urban, good guy. we have a hunch we know who satin, but let's listen to the sound bite. >> i thought it was going to be a three-person panel. they gave mae dangling monetary
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moment. it was like going to hell every day with satan. >> really. >> we don't know if nicki minaj is satan but i think it is safe to say they got in some heated debates during the audition process. occasionally they took the feud online. so there you go. disappointing for political reasons when people were let go. she talked about the process and how she loved the contestants but hated satan. >> oh, my gosh. that's one way of putting it when you don't like your whoever you are working with. >> mariah and nikki not coming back. >> you don't think so? >> not coming back. no questions. somebody who is coming back and i can't believe this because she is coming back with a roar. kate moss. she disappeared for a while and now she is back and she's everywhere. now she is back and every. where by the way, she turning 40, the big 40 in january. and she is celebrating. she is celebrating turning 40 by posing for "playboy." >> she's 40. >> yeah. here's a preview shot of what we
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can expect. although i'm sure we expect much more. because it is full-on bearing it on for "playboy" and everybody else's enjoyment. >> boing! that is not a picture of her in the day but right now. >> she looks so much better as a voluptuous woman. instead when have she was so skinny back in her career. >> i think she is pretty thin. >> not like she used to be. i like this version better personally. mark wahlberg slamming tom cruise. tom cruise, the daily news got some deposition in a court case where cruise made a reference how acting is like being a soldier at war and wahlberg went off saying are you kidding me at the day you go home, to your hotel room, eat your fried chicken, fast food, it is not like war. it is not like being a soldier. he is firing away and blasting tom cruise on this one. you can understand it is not the best analogy, right. >> probably not. i think tom is saying being away
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from the kid. i can understand that. >> we haven't heard from tom yet. >> i don't think he means that but you have to be careful when you compare yourself to people risking their lives. >> oh, yeah.
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america quickly becoming a ♪ ♪ america quickly becoming a nation obsessed with hot and spicy foods. >> it reached a tipping point with the majority of americans now saying they prefer spicy over mild. >> spicy is one thing, painful might be another ball game. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: watch as these people eat the hottest chili
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peppers on the planet. these so-called chili heads get a rush from endorphins released from the body in response to pain. >> chili heads are people who adopted chili peppers as their hobby. >> reporter: that is paul bosland, director of the chili pepper institute. he said there is a rising demand for super hot, the hottest in the world, measured in scoville units. the higher the number, the hotter the pepper. a jalepeno, about 10,000 scoville units. a trinidad scorpion up to 2 million. >> eating a scorpion chili is like being pepper sprayed in your mouth. >> reporter: peppers so hot you need a gas mask to cook with them. >> whoa! okay. >> so why do people do this? we went to see blair lazar, the record holder for making the hottest hot sauce in the world. >> i think everyone needs to try to feel alive a little bit more.
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>> reporter: how could i say no to one of blair's meanest chilies? >> if you would like to try that. >> reporter: you are kidding, right? >> no, you are okay consider as soon as it hit my tongue it felt like my tongue had been seared with a hot poker. so of course i went for more. not the most pleasant experience but i have to say i'm feeling a little more alive. i'm okay. linzie janis, abc news, highlands, new jersey. >> what's the point? just sounds dangerous. right? i love hot, spicy food but at some point you go -- there's a line for me dangerous. >> are you a mild person? >> i will jump out the window or the plane. >> you would rather jump out of a plane? >> i'd jump out of plane before i eat a whole chili pepper. >> this is from blair. this is their ultra and it says on the thing, try it with
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here some of the top headlines on "world news now." good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here some of the top headlines on "world news now." aid and volunteers are arriving in the hardest-hit areas of the philippines. crime is one more threat. how families who survived are now desperate. the military is investigating an accident at camp pendleton, california, which killed four marines. the victims died in an explosion while they were doing maintenance on an ordinance range. senate democrats meet with president obama today about the troubled rollout of the health care reform. just 100,000 people have been
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able to sign up, while millions have learned of plans they already have had are cancelled. no charge have been filed against florida state quarterback jameis winston. police confirm he is being investigated in a sexual assault case. it was filed a year ago and jameis winston's attorney is denying the allegation. those are some of the stories we are following on this thursday, november 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> it is a special thursday today. >> "throwback thursday." >> "throwback thursday." it is pickles. >> for pregnant women. pickles and ice cream, is that true? >> i think that is the reason we are doing it. and i appreciate it. not a pickle guy. >> not a pickle fan. >> take one bite, though. >> i'll play along. >> you indulge and i will take a bite and go i don't like pickles. i don't like pickles.
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we already know that. >> you have ever already done your act. you have to the save it for "throwback thursday." >> i will try to get new material. >> okay. a frightening ordeal for passengers aboard a southwest airlines flight. >> they were flying from tampa to raleigh durham when the captain told passengers over the loud speaker they were going down. the faa is investigating a pressurization on the jet. passengers are saying about the shock of their lives. >> i thought i was going to die. that's what everybody on that plane thought that we were all going to die. just by one word of the captain. >> shelly was on her way home from a birthday trip to tampa when southwest flight 3426 took a dramatic drop midair. >> he said we are going down and everybody is looking around like is this a joke? is he serious? then he felt the nose dive. >> reporter: passengers went into panic mode. wills, a nurse, tried to help a first-time flyer next to her clutching her chest. >> i'm thinking oh my god she is going to scare herself in to a
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heart attack. >> reporter: she said passengers started to reach for their cell phones, desperately trying to reach loved ones. wills typed this message to her daughter. it says, "i love you. my plane is going down." >> reporter: minutes later wills said the boeing 737 leveled out and went on to make an emergency landing at rdu. >> the last words were thank you for hanging with us. >> in a statement, southwest airlines says the flight 3426 experienced a maintenance alert on descent to rdu. the captain declared an emergency and descended the aircraft to 25,000 feet where the alert was resolved. throughout the remainder of the descent, the flight was normal, landed uneventfully and was not met by emergency vehicles. abc 11 learned the alert went off due to irregular cabin pressure. a spokesperson says the aircraft was checked out and is now back in service. according to flight stats it took crews one hour to fix the plane before it went on the baltimore. wells says the terrifying ordeal
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has her thinking twice of flying with the airline again. >> think of your kids, your family. i think they could have handled it a little bit differently. >> oh, my gosh. by the way, that is the last thing obviously. >> but if you are going down, what do you want to hear? >> not that. >> get in to an emergency position we are experiencing trouble. >> for me that would be better. >> or you want the straight, we are going down. >> which would you prefer? >> i guess take emergency position. we are taking technical difficulties. uste myll es. be like oh, what are we going to do. panic. >> can you imagine getting on the plane for another leg of the flight an hour later. >> by the way the 737, boeing 737, one of the safest jets. thash crd blesh crd not that anybody on the plane knew that but comforting news. controversial plan to beef up security at the nation's airports. it involves 3,000 special tsa
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officers trained to detect criminals and terrorists by studying the behavior of passengers. so far this costs about a billion dollars, but an investigation found the results of the program were no better than chance. it has lawmakers taking a second look. >> for a program to have operated since 2007 without any real success and for someone to try to continue it is a waste of taxpayers' money. >> tsa officials are calling the report misleading and say behavior detection is one of the many layers of security and a common sense approach used by law enfoent s e world. the united nations has put out an emergency appeal for $300 million to help the victims of typhoon haiyan. in the philippines this morning there are many obstacles to getting food, water, medical aid for people who desperately need it. abc's terry moran is there. >> reporter: the people here are nearing the breaking point. >> people of the world, please, we need you. >> reporter: i'm walking down
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one of the main roads in tacloban. it used to be fine houses and shops. it is now lined with debris of this once bustling city. with its still uncollected dead. philippine troops are pouring in to tacloban. paul kennedy leading the u.s. effort said security is a growing concern now. >> you are going to have probably flare-ups of violence. you know, the longer that we drag out our ability to support them, support these communities, the more they are going to get frustrated. >> reporter: but the real killer here now is disease. the children, the most vulnerable. at the shattered tacloban hospital, a mother cradled her dead infant. i just told my baby, i am sorry. she says. we don't have money. and we don't have anyone to help us. >> reporter: in a neighborhood nearby, mary rose has five children and they are all sick, feverish, hungry, lethargic. >> they have fever. >> they have fever. >> hello, little one. yes. you don't know.
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you don't know why they are sick? >> i don't know. >> maybe the water? >> possible. >> the good news here to report the pace at the airport is picking up. it is a 24-hour operation coming in and out and the aid is starting to flow. food, clothing water for a people in crisis. terry moran, abc news, tacloban, the philippines. >> an air force officer who once led the sexual assault response team has been cleared of charges he groped a woman outside of a virginia bar. the jury deliberated an hour before finding him not guilty. his defense lawyers argued there were inconsistencies in the woman's testimony. the u.s. is sending a message to elephant poachers around the world. today outside of denver, six tons of ivory will be crushed to bits. it is a signal the u.s. is cracking down on the $10 billion a year illegal ivory trade and it is not a question of saving elephants. money from the illegal trade may have helped to finance the terror attack on the mall in kenya. big rally on wall street with record highs for the dow
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and s&p. dow up 71 and nasdaq finished higher, gains fuelled in part by macy's releasing better than expected quarterly earnings, easing worries about the holiday season. if you are thinking of getting someone a gold apple iphone 5s, good luck. they are virtually impossible to find and the company hasn't been able to keep up with the demand. that has some tech analysts speculating about whether apple is artificially boosting demand through its market and are asking if the company is experiencing new supply chain issues. by the way, the gold iphone is not real gold but that is a real, and really big diamond. check it out. it is called the pink star and it's nearly 60 carats. in geneva it sold for $83 million. highest price ever paid for a gem stone at an auction. the previous record was just over $46 million. come on, cough it up. i know you have it in your pocket.
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>> chump change for a high roller like me. the diamond went for less than a painting. more high-priced art in the news. rare picture from andy warhol silver star sold to an anonymous buyer in new york last night of $105 million. that is the most ever paid for a warhol. the previous record for his work set six years ago when someone spent nearly 72 million. there you go. you got that painting for over 100 million and the giant diamond 60 million, something like that. >> i don't remember. 83, 63. when you are in the millions, does it matter? million here, million there. look at the weather now. eastern part of the country can say good-bye to the arctic blast. finally temperatures will begin to warm with up today. the southeast and florida area will follow after a morning chill, of course. light rain and snow showers in extreme northern sections of north dakota and minnesota and
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rain and snow in western washington and oregon high of 50 in portland. detroit 46. new york 51. new orleans 65. 77 l.a. and phoenix 84 degrees. now to a youngster who's fighting to maintain his individuality. you probably know where this is going where you see elijah's hair do. >> he is a good student at a prep school where he plays soccer, violin and his second year at the school but administrators are now telling him his mohawk is against the school's dress code. >> at a meeting the other night he was told he has until thanksgiving to break the change to his do or he will be disciplined. his parents stand by him in this fight because they think it is ridiculous that the school would bring it up after he has had it two years and they are using apparently an excuse of it is going to poke somebody's eye out and a danger to other students the reason. he has been there and is a good student and athlete and musician. he can't be a distraction to him
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or anybody else. >> that is a tough one. really is. >> i think it is cool. >> the whole school goes with the mohawk. i guess so what. i don't know. if you love pickles, not like me, you will love throw back thursday. it is national pickle day. we are celebrating. and pickles are not part of beyonce's diet plan. see what she is eating and not eating to stay in shape. and the face of the trouble obama care website. the young woman's story and why she is not smiling anymore. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i can't go for that ♪ i can't go for that truth is, 85% of us have hard water and many don't even know it. cleaner.athroom see the lime-a-way difference or your money back.
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her in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: it is a face that launched a frenzied hunt. >> the smiling lady. >> have you seen the mystery girl? >> reporter: with the glitch plagued obama care website mounted, people turned their attention to the mystery woman on the home page and until now her identity remained secret. >> why did you want to speak out? >> a chance to tell people who i am rather than let everyone say what they want. >> reporter: who is the woman who was the face of the obama care website? >> i'm a mother and a wife. i'm not a professional model. >> reporter: adriana, who asked we not use her last name, is from colombia and not a u.s. citizen but eligible to apply for health care under her permanent residency status. while she says the picture was supposed to be a typical stock photo, she never anticipated it would be a laughing stock.
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>> we signed a release that said it was supposed to be used for material for promoting health care, which is know it will have a negative impact. >> you have been dubbed glitch girl, the most despised face on the planet. did you ever anticipate this type of publicity or scrutiny? >> no. >> adding insult to injury she said she wasn't paid for the photo. >> have you experienced anything like this in your life? >> this is the reason i wanted to be here because as a kid i never went through that. but now i am. it is sort of bullying. >> it is bullying. >> at the same time, you know, i thought i have to do this for my child. i'm here to stand up for myself and defend myself. >> reporter: amy robach, abc news, new york. >> poor woman. >> hopefully it will stop. speaking of being pickled.
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coming up what do you do when you mix a vegetable with a lot of salt water and spices? >> here's a hint for you. we will tell you why the pickle is so important today when we come back. we may even try one. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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train with the be, a team that shares my drive and commitment. that's why i serve in the united states coast guard. maybe you were born ready. find out at gocoastguard.com. ♪ >> little rascals there our throw back thursday focuses on the pickle. >> they have been enjoyed by people of all walks of life, of course including expectant moms like myself. >> pickles and ice cream, right? while you may love them you may not know how they are made. we will throw back to last year when paula faris took a look at
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a shop called the pickle guy. ♪ >> one scoop of garlic. >> okay. >> and now we get to the spices. >> how much? >> one whole scoop of spices. >> coriander, bay leaves, red peppercorn, black peppercorn, juniper berries. mustard seeds. the brine and salt water we will take that and put it in there. see how they are floating. >> they are floating. >> now just made a barrel of pickles. >> so paula learned you can pickle just about anything. we are enjoying some of the same ones from the pickle guy including -- you are enjoying. >> really am. these are pickled mangos. never had one before. >> pickled horse radish. i have to be honest with you,
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i'm creeped out by the pickle. >> what is in there? i think they have cinnamon or allspice. >> they kind of taste like a cucumber but salty. >> just right for me. >> since you don't like pickles try the mangos. >> i will try one at the end. >> when the camera is not on anymore. >> this girl on the maury povich show ran off the stage deathly afraid of a platter of pickles. true phobia. >> what i hate most about the pickle is the taste, the texture of it, the color. ew! >> i bet sigmund freud could have a field day with that one. >> pickles make me cry, too. what is she talking about. >> she has a phobia. >> we know snooki famously loved the pickle. i can eat pickles every day all day and now that i'm pregnant, i
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really want pickles all the time. >> did you try the mango one? >> i did. it is good. some allspice in there, not what you would expect. >> pickle fun facts. it is national pickle day which is only a few years old but the first pickles were made in 2030 bc. in the tigres valley. >> ancient egyptians believe they enhance beauty and cleopatra ate them every day. not pickled mangos go. >> pickling them can double the vitamins per serving. makes them easier to digest. >> john, the pickle guy says if -- check this out. he said if you can bend the pickle end to end without it snapping in half it is not a good pickle. we will give it a test. you ready? >> you're right. that's going to break. >> oh, wait. hold on. oh, i got a good pickle. >> good pickle there. >> all right. which is your favorite? >> i'm eating -- the sour. it is delicious. go to the pickle guy and get a pickle or anything pickled and
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have a pickle on pickle day. >> there you go. be right back. have a pickle on pickle day. >> there you go. brang. . e. . r.
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♪ ♪ beyonce is the latest superstar to spill her secrets how she keeps her sensational figure and we think pickles are not included. >> who knows, right? it turns out she is a follow lower of the master cleanse. it restricts your caloric intake to liquids only for days at a time. ♪ >> reporter: she's the ultimate diva with a body to be adored and envied. but rest assured single ladies with the beyonce's diet you can be as bootylicious as queen "b."
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in new article from "new york magazine," "the cut" rebecca harrington chronicled ten days on beyonce's dieting reggie men. >> these are the secrets. >> rebecca lost ten pounds in ten days. starting with the master plan. a liquid-only diet made up of drinking lemonade made of cayenne peppers, lemons and grade b maple syrup nine times a day. >> you drink nine glasses the first two days and nothing else? >> yes. beyonce sort of resuscitated that diet to lose 20 pounds for "dreamgirls." >> reporter: day four of the diet is the cheat day. >> beyonce has a cheat day every week where she eats a lot of different things. she said her favorites are pizza and wine. >> a cheat meal here and there will help you have more incentive to be able to eat well for the long haul. >> reporter: after the cleanse comes the reintroduction of real
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food with a post pregnancy diet. you begin the day with egg whites for breakfast, turkey slices with capers for lunch and cucumbers with vinegar and lemon for snacks and for dinner, sushi. >> so good. >> i'm feeling like queen "b" right now. >> absolutely. >> abc news, new york. >> put your hands up. >> no. >> you are lucky you don't have to. >> i'm sticking with my pickles. >> sticking with your pickle diet. >> a lot of people dismiss things like that as crazy, i'd never do that. you can't sustain that but to start a diet off two or three days to motivate you. get you on the right track. >> nine times a day. >> that does seem extreme. >> that's crazy. >> spinach juices for a couple of days. >> you know firsthand. >> it works for you. >> she seems to like it.
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this morning on "world news now," obama care this morning on "world news now," obama care firestorm. new numbers about americans signing up for health care and why the president is feeling more pressure today. >> consumer frenzy. retailers reveal some of their biggest black friday bargains. the incredible deals and advice on getting even deeper discounts. >> make sure you ask if you're getting the biggest discounts. remember, there are hidden discounts everywhere. >> from toys to electronics, the savings you'll find in stores and online. it's thursday, november 14th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> when you think about black friday, it feels like it's so far away but it really is just around the corner. >> have you ever done black friday? >> actually, i have. >> you couldn't pay me. if they were giving the tv away. >> really? >> i have no patience for it. >> if they were giving it away. >> the aggravation, all that -- i couldn't do it. >> free 52 inch flat screen. >> maybe if they were giving it away. man, it would have to literally be that because i just can't imagine the parking, going in there, bumping shoulders with people. >> it's not easy. >> for some people it's fun. they love it. it's like the whole craziness is a turn on. >> the fighting and haggling, that's too much for me. even if it's black friday or any other day, go in with my list, get it all, get out, i got a good deal, i'm happy. >> i'm all about the online. that's what i like to do. >> that's the new big thing. good morning, once again. we do begin this half hour with what is likely to be a tense meeting at the white house today.
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senate democrats will be there to talk about health care reform. >> even though the president's closest allies are calling for new legislation to fix some of the problems, the white house is now listening. abc's jonathan carl has more. >> during the first month, just 26,000 people were able to select health insurance through the federal website or over the phone. a stunningly low number. 14 states and d.c. operate their own health insurance marketplaces and did better. nearly 80,000, but all told obama care is way behind the administration's goal of 500,000 for the first month and the 7 million they hoped to enroll by march. >> i can only tell you that we fully expect that the numbers will be even lower than anticipated because of the significant challenges caused by the website. >> reporter: but that line is not quieting anger in congress where the most eye-popping revelation came from one of the government's most top accountants, the first estimate of how much the website has cost so far. >> by the end of september it was north of 600 million spent.
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>> reporter: $600 million. to put that in context, that's more than four times what apple spent to develop the iphone. >> if we've spent 600 million already and it's not working, does anybody have any idea how much all of this is going to cost us in the end? >> reporter: the answer, nobody knows. meanwhile, one of the most enduring mysteries of healthcare.gov was solved. >> look at that smiling lady. >> reporter: abc news tracked her down. her name is adriana. she is a mom and a native of colombia who lives in the u.s. >> i didn't have anything to do with the website. i didn't make it fail so i don't think they should have any reason to hate me. >> reporter: the president is expected to get an earful from some of his strongest supporters. all democratic senators are coming here to the white house where topic number one will not be the thousand who managed to sign up for obama care, but the millions who have been receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies. jonathan carl, abc news, the
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white house. >> the problem is a lot of people, it's all about the deadline. a lot of people think they have a long time to go, and they do. it's until martha they have to sign up. so there's no hurry. 795,000 americans have gone through the entire process. they haven't hit the "send" button. so they know they're eligible, picked out what they want, but it's a whmatter of hitting the "send "button. >> california leads the union, 35,000. new york, 16,000. kentucky, number 3, little more than 5,000 people signing up. >> hopefully it will pick up. new questions this morning about how a southwest airlines pilot handled the tampa to raleigh flight say. everything a meerd normal when the pilot announced, we're going down. then the flight took a nose dive setting off panic. shelly wills wrote a text to her family saying the plane was going down. >> you think of your kids, your family.
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i think they just could have handled it a little bit differently. >> moments later the plane leveled out and eventually made an emergency landing at the raleigh durham airport. southwest says they were responding to a maintenance alert when they made that decent. the faa is looking into it. there's controversy brewing over a tsa report to increase security. the plan failed to the tune of a billion dollars. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: at the maker airports, 3,000 of them, special tsa officers trained to detect criminals and the terrorists by studying the behavior of passengers. are passengers acting suspicious, sweaty, nervously looking around. how do they respond to questions? the cost, $200 million a year. nearly a billion dollars spent so far, and now worried that it's money possibly flushed away, that the security project may be worthless. >> for a program to have operated since 2007 without any real success and for someone to
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try to contend with is an absolute waste of taxpayer's money. >> congressional investigators offered this stinging assessment. 400 studies from the past six years found that the human ability to accurately identify deceptive behavior is the same as or slightly better than chance. even tsa officers acknowledge their analysis was subjective and varied from location to location. in short, they were inconsistent. but tsa officials are calling the report misleading. they say behavior detection is one of the many layers of security and as a common sense approach used by law enforcement across the world. among them, israel. the approach can work according to a former security official at an israeli airport. >> the problem is with implementation, not with the concept. the concept is correct. it's great if we let it go. >> reporter: he said the israelis do more detailed background checks of passengers and tougher, more aggressive interviews. critics say the money should be
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spent on proven methods. travelers may be wondering how the government can spend so much money and not know for certain that the program works. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. teenager expected in a pittsburgh courtroom today to face attempted murder, assault, other charges. the 16-year-old opened fire wounding three high school students as they left campus yesterday. the suspect has already told authorities he acted in retaliation for being beaten during a drug-related robbery last month. the victims all suffered nonlife threatening wounds. the school will be open today. >> b.p. is downplaying a study that found a high concentration of flesh eating bacteria in tar balls washing ashore from the 2010 gulf oil spill. researchers say the bacteria was ten times higher in the tar balls than sand. bp points out there's no evidence of increased human exposure or public risk. overseas in the philippines, nearly a week after typhoon
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haiyan struck, the u.s. is making an urgent plea for $300 million in aid. a 4.7 magnitude earthquake, stifling heat and steady rain. >> reporter: after the horrific typhoon hit, they've lost families, homes, and the best they can do right now is to hang on in hunger, thirst, and sickness. >> what we really need is food, safe drinking water and then materials for us to build our houses. >> reporter: it is a race against time. here in cebu workers and volunteers are well aware of that desperation. >> i have friends in tacloban. i don't have money to help them. this is my only way in helping them, that's why i'm here to volunteer. i feel so sad for them. >> reporter: agency workers say relief operation has been a logistical nightmare because victims are spread out in their remote islands, impossible to reach when roads are damaged and
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covered with debris. >> reporter: the best efforts now to reach americans, three naval ships on the way equipped with helicopters capable of air dropping these goods and transferring victims. cebu islands, the philippines. another mishap for tesla motors. three workers have been injured in the northern california factory where the electric cars were made. the workers were burned by hot metal. one was seriously hurt while the other suffered only minor injuries. the accident follows three recent incidents where the tesla electric sedan caught fire on the road. in san francisco, a metro train took off yesterday with dozens of passengers on board but it left behind the driver. the train traveled for about a quarter mile before a passenger realized what happened and pulled the emergency brakes. investigators say the driver had stepped onto the platform to check on a problem with a door and then the door closed and that's when the train went into automatic mode and took off. chicago subway, here we go. it's not something you normally
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see. it's where a woman seen on surveillance video carrying a small alligator as she made her way to o'hare airport. she was seen with the 2 foot long gator. they were separated. the gator was found near the baggage claim. the woman could face charges. it's illegal to own an alligator in illinois. our second gator story starts with a warning. folks, don't try this at home. >> why would anybody try this at home. next time you come face to face with a 12 foot alligator, don't feed it a hot dog straight from your mouth. we should say the guy pulling this stunt has decades of experience with gators not that that matters when your face is an inch or so away from the teeth of a wild animal. don't try this at home ever even if you are a stunt man. >> i tried that stunt more or less with like french fries and stuff with my dog all the time. great effect but he would gently bite half of it and pull it away. >> he wasn't an alligator. not a good idea. >> not good.
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♪ hey, i won't back down and not backing down is toronto's embattled mayor whose bad boy antics have put him in the world spotlight. >> increasingly seeing him as an international embarrassment, lawmakers want him to back down. he's digging in his heels. >> reporter: only the battle over toronto's much maligned crack smoking, loud talking mayor could turn the canadian version of cspan into must-watch television. >> i would like you to rule and ask him to apologize. >> i'll be happy to apologize. >> you don't have the floor. >> madam chair. >> reporter: after admitting last week that he had smoked crack -- >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> reporter: toronto mayor admitted for the first time to buying drugs, too.
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adding to the scandal, this video hosted by the toronto star showing him incoherently and angrily rambling. despite it all, the mayor says he's not going anywhere. >> i'm most definitely keeping this job. >> do you think you have an addiction problem with substance abuse and illicit drugs? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: toronto city council has its hands tied, powerless to kick the mayor out of office, they're trying to isolate him and encourage him to step away, but ford remains defiant and popular. >> get off the property. >> reporter: spending his time autographing bobble head dolls of himself and vowing that no amount of bad behavior will keep him from the mayor's office. abc news, seattle. >> city council there voted 37-5 saying step down, but it's nonbinding. he doesn't have to. >> well, at some point though he's crossing the line and he's doing things that are illegal. he apparently also confessed during this meeting that he's
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purchased illegal drugs while in office. i think if police charge him, now he has to step down. now he's got criminal charges. >> by the way, he's no cooperating with police he says on advice of his lawyer. >> this is quite interesting. and he says he remains a good role model for children. >> oh, my goodness gracious. >> i happen to disagree. that's just me. coming up, the clock is ticking off the days until black friday. >> are you ready though? are you ready? we have some deals that might make you want to forget all about that turkey dinner on thanksgiving day. america's obsession with spicy foods. we'll introduce you to a man with the hottest hot sauce ever. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ever.
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♪ ♪ so we realize that we may be rushing the season just a little bit with thanksgiving still two weeks away. >> yeah, retailers already amping up their most important day of the year. that would be black friday. >> even if you usually avoid the black friday madness, some of those deals may just be too hard to resist. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: they're some of the juiciest deals of the year coming to a store near you before you can even digest your turkey. toys"r"us opens at 5:00 p.m. for thanksgiving thursday with door busters, including a fushy boom. typically $44.99 on sale for $29.99. a leap frog leap pad 2 explorer. original price $79.99. $39.99 for a limited time. this monster high high school play set, 60% off at $29.99. >> remember, there are hidden
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discounts everywhere. just because the sign says 50% off, they might take a little extra off if you ask nicely. >> reporter: topping the hottest gifts of the season, tvs. walmart throws down the deal gauntlet with this 32 inch tv on sale last year for $148, this year, $98. best buy is offering this 39 and at target this 50 inch tv, 600 bucks cut to $299. gadgets galore. $99 nicon cameras and 119 beats by dre headphones. an apple 5 s iphone $189 at walmart, both phones require two year contracts. walmart also offering deals on diamonds. one carat pendant earring set, 98 bucks, but unlike diamonds, these deals won't last forever, and that can be stressful. >> when you shop under stress, you're going to spend more. there are chemicals in our brain
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that make us spend when we're stressed. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> of course this brings us to our facebook question of the day. >> what are your plans for black friday? visit our facebook page at wnnfans.com. my plans are to sit on the couch and eat food and watch something. >> i find this very interesting. all of these stores are opening up on thanksgiving or they're trying to beat the rush. black friday is officially dying and we don't know what's going on. >> experts say it is. they say for years it has been dying. >> here's a deal though. apparently people who hit the mall -- this is why, people who hit the malls on fridays after thanksgiving has been declining for years. you're going to the websites which you prefer to do, right? especially when you have so many gifts to give for me. >> all for diana. >> all for me. >> have you been naughty or nice? >> i've been extremely nice. don't you see all the gifts you've gotten me. >> you've been naughty, you know
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♪ mix time. it is every reporter and anchor's worst nightmare that you're going say a curse or something inappropriate on the air. you don't think you're on. your mic is hot. i've never dropped the "f" bomb. >> to your knowledge. >> don't say that after saying i've never dropped the "f" bomb. >> knock on wood. anyway, the latest news reporter to drop the "f" bomb. she complains about her ifb, that's this little earpiece. she can't hear that she's on. she doesn't know she's on the air, wdiv. her name is lauren codell. you're not going to see her face but you're going to see the anchors. you're going to hear the "f" bomb. listen up. >> good morning. >> you know what fb, i don't know when we're going, neither does jim. i can't get this [ bleep ] in there. >> oh, that's going to leave a mark. the smooth anchors there were lucky enough to apologize.
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show a picture of wonderful lauren codell. sorry, lauren. you might not have been on the camera but there's the lovely lady who said it. it happens. apparently the viewers went to the facebook page and said we understand, we get it. they didn't raise too big a fuss. >> okay. good news for her. >> yes. >> oh, my gosh. i -- >> fudge. you can't go wrong with fudge. >> i empathize with her. it's never happened to me. it's the one thing where i can feel all the blood going to my feet. we want to share with you an adorable five-year-old who's now leading a marching band. this is terenze mcelvin. he wanted to start practicing with the band. he went to the band summer band camp. this is the glade central high school. he felt that he was kind of going to do this for fun. little did he know he was being recruited to be one of the band's majors. the newest band major, there he is.
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he debuted his talents at the muck ball which happens to be one of their biggest games of the year. this is him during the halftime performance. take a listen. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> there you have him doing his thing. the band's director said the crowd went crazy. they loved it. dad said everybody was proud. we were watching him from the crowd. apparently the dad marched in this band when he was in high school. now he sees his little guy doing it. the little guy is so well spoken. he said, i love performing in front of a lot of people. it's really exciting. he's 5. >> what's he going to do when he's 25. a guy in hong kong goes viral because he looks like the dear leader from north korea, kim jong-un. he's getting a lot of play. check him out. the key is look angry all the time. i think he needs to gain weight. pretty good.
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>> wow.
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this morning on "world news now." help arrives. relief for typhoon survivors. desperate for food and water. worst job ever.
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we'll get to that in a little bit. we're going to start out with the philippines where aid for the people so desperately in need is still stuck in gridlock. >> coming to help is the "u.s.s. george washington" air carrier. it is expected to arrive this morning. gloria riviera has the latest from manila. >> reporter: we are six days into the crisis. what we're seeing is the shock has worn off. the reality is that it is getting harder, not easier to get through each day. in the humanitarian crisis like this one, there are stages. we are entering a grim and worrisome stage. we met a mother, maria rose, she has five children. she told us that her neighbor's young child had died from con
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vuls -- convulsions from a high fever. that is usually treatable. in this case marie rose, whose own children are also now sick, doesn't know where to take them for medical attention. it is that lack of a centralized relief operations headquarters that are proving a real threat right now. people simply do not know where to go for the basic food, water, shelter and of course medical attention. roads are being cleared in tacloban. we were able to drive to the outer city limits and that's a good thing. that means vehicles can get where they need to go. it is a step forward and one of the first. there have been reports of violence, of gun fire as people simply resort to things they wouldn't normally do. because they are faced with things like getting a bottle of water for their own child. they will go to great lengths to do that. here we are, six days in, aid is arriving but you are looking at a lack of a coordinated management effort.
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possibly no fault of anyone on the ground. there are so many organizations there military forces trying to get this up and running. it is simply overwhelming for most people. >> gloria, we understand, obviously, there's so many infrastructure issues but there's been a lot of criticism about response times. have you seen any of these evidenced in what you are looking at? >> reporter: the first day we headed in, as we flew in with the military, i think what was clear to everyone a few days in is no one had a sense of how massive this incident was. it is hard to get that sense unless you were on the ground. the philippine forces were flying in c-130 aircraft with supplies on them from the first day after as soon as they could get there. but when they got there, a lack of a local government, because the mayor of tacloban, his own staff, they were worried about their own families. several government officials lost members of their family
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with no central operational government getting any kind of major massive relief effort underway is almost impossible. we hope to see that change in the coming days. john, diana, back to you. >> thank you. other major story this morning low number of obama care sign ups, just over 100,000 americans have signed up for insurance, far less than the white house projected. with the fallout, here's karen travers in washington. >> reporter: finally, some hard data on health care enrollment and it is low, like the white house projected. the administration said in october, 106,000 americans selected plans, but only 26,000 did it through the federal government site, healthcare.gov. the rest did it through state exchanges. on capitol hill, yet another hearing on the technical problems at the federal website. >> was the capacity sufficient? >> clearly on day one the system was overwhelmed by volume. >> reporter: at this point,
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there is a real possibility that healthcare.gov will not be working smoothly for the vast majority of users by november 30th as the white house continued to promise. administration officials insist things have improved. >> users can successfully create an account, continue through the application enrollment processes. >> reporter: through the end of september, the federal government spent upward of $600 million on the website. as for the final price tag, once the cost of fixing the website are factored in. >> what it will cost to fix is what we are blind to that. that is a key question, how much that will wiped up being. >> most house republicans don't want to fix obama care. they want to get rid of the law all together. but on friday, they will put forward a measure that will allow millions of americans getting cancellation letters from their insurance companies to keep their plans. senate democrats are proposing similar legislation. the white house says president obama will announce options to address the issue sooner rather than later. john and diana.
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>> thank you. four marines have been killed at camp pendleton in california. they died in an explosion in a live fire training range for unexploded ordinance. their names have not been released. eight months ago, a mortar explosion killed seven during a training exercise in nevada. that was blamed on human error. an air force officer who once led the branch's sexual assault area has been cleared of charges that he groped a woman outside of a virginia bar. the jury deliberated an hour before finding lieutenant colonel not guilty. his defense lawyers argued there were inconsistencies in the woman's testimony. florida state quarterback jameis winston at the center of a sexual assault investigation. he is having a spectacular season but police confirm he is being investigated for an incident nearly a year ago. his attorney denies the allegation on his behalf and said he is not sure why the case continues after it has been basically closed. from this florida, two plea deals in the hazing case that left a band member dead. robert champion died two years
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ago following a hazing ritual at florida a&m band. two former band members entered deals yesterday. one could lead to the first prison sentence stemming in this case. the second saw 21-year-old avoid prison by pleading guilty to lesser charges and promising to continue to work with the prosecutors. wall street is back on the upswing with new all-time highs for the dow and s&p. the dow up 71 points soaring to the 36th record close of the year. and the nasdaq also finished sharply higher. the gains were fuelled in part by macy's with better-than-expected earnings, raising hope for a strong holiday season. somebody could be $16 million richer and they probably don't know it. there is an unclaimed ticket at this store in tampa. it will be no good next week. the owner of the carolwood market says there is a chance it could be an out of towner considering the drawing was may 25th which was memorial day weekend. >> very possible that it is somebody that was visiting,
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somebody that was just here for the weekend. >> if the jackpot is not claimed most of the money goes back to the state education fund. were you in tampa memorial day weekend, diana? >> unfortunately i was not but now i am regretting that. here's a look at the weather. colder than usual in the southeast and florida with a chilly start to the day. the entire eastern part of the country will warm up today. gusty winds across the great lakes, scattered showers and mountain snow from idaho to parts of montana and wyoming. >> 50 seattle, 77 l.a. denver 55. chicago 44. atlanta 58. d.c. 56. boston 50 and miami 77 degrees. here's the one you never know what you will see on the side of the road file. caught on dash cam tuesday night in texas. >> take a look. i don't know if you can make it out, but that is a kangaroo hopping along down the shoulder. some people called 911 to report an animal was on the loose. >> that's a chupacabra. i'm sure of it.
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maybe obviously it had escaped from its enclosure. the owner was eventually able to corral the chupacabra, or the kangaroo, with the help from police. will wonders ever cease? >> only way you know that is not a kangaroo because you have come face to face with a chupacabra which makes you a demystifier of urban legends and you have been with holding this information from us the whole time? >> i interviewed a chupacabra. >> did you really? >> yes. >> makes sense. >> it was mad it was confused with kangaroos. >> i hate when that happens. >> not so much. coming up, major developments in what could be the sexiest movie to come out of hollywood. >> and the food trend that is really hot. when we say hot we are talking hot. we are talking spicy sauces and it is painful. you are watching "world news now." ♪ feeling hot hot hot >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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>> reporter: there's not been a dull moment in this trial from alec baldwin tearing up on the stand to the defendant yelling and interrupting her accusers over and over, despite the judge repeatedly telling her to stop. another fiery day in court as alec baldwin, again, came face to face with his accused stalker. >> he's hurting me right now. >> reporter: french canadian actress genevieve sabourin dramatically entering the second day of her trial. where on top of 23 counts of harassment and one count of stalking she faces, she is also charged with contempt of court for her loud outbursts yesterday and the day before as baldwin and his wife testified describing having to call police when they say sabourin showed up at their homes in new york city and the hamptons. baldwin reading from some of what he describes as multiple, lengthy and unwanted letters and texts from sabourin with demands including, i want to be your wife now.
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say yes! sabourin repeatedly interrupting, shouting, calling them liars and after the judge sentenced her to 30 days behind bars for those outbursts -- >> i haven't done anything. >> reporter: she brought her denial of the accusations to the stand, insisting she's not a stalker. her lawyer says she was only seeking closure for her crumbling relationship with the actor. >> i am the victim since day one, absolutely. somebody uses his power and lied to myself, probably lied to his wife in order to maintain more than one relationship at the same time. >> reporter: baldwin denies having any kind of relationship with sabourin, saying he only met her once for dinner as a favor to a mutual friend. if convicted, sabourin faces up to 90 additional days behind bars. john and diana? >> thank you. >> wow. this one is really juicy, huh? i mean red flags, though.
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i'm not the judge but her behavior in court is not adding to her credibility if you ask me. >> but at the same time, because she's so adamant about the fact she is not a stalker. and she is a victim here and every time alec said something on the stand she repeatedly said you are lying. he's lying to you talking to the judge. there's a tinge of not credibility but perhaps what's really going on there? >> yes. >> i think everybody is starting to question. by the way, she was offered a reduced sentence to take a plea deal and she said not for a crime she never committed. >> this one is getting good. >> interesting stuff. coming up, sneak peek at the "50 shades of gray" movie. and why we will see much more of kate moss. it is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. uh just gonna hang out. it's a school night. with gary and todd?
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yea. not sure about those two. i've been meaning to ask you - this is tougher than i thought - is there any drinking going on in this crowd? no. i hope not, because alcohol can lead you to say things and do things you that you really wish you hadn't. isn't this what you're supposed to say? i know. so if any of your buddies ever pressure you to take a drink, just tell them you promised your dad you wouldn't. i'd do anything to keep you safe. ok. i will. i hope this is working. i promise. i love you too dad. they really do hear you. brian? yea? so start the conversation even before they're teenagers. good idea. for tips on what to say visit underagedrinking.samhsa.gov a message from the substance abuse and mental health services administration.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ the skinny ♪ so skinny we're starting with a magazine cover. this one, entertainment weekly. on the cover is jamie doorman and dakota johnson. they are the new stars of the movie, "fifty shades of gray." we now know not intended in 2014 but a year later.
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the new opening day. they are hoping to release this new movie that they've had all kinds of snafus with scheduling and starting the filming and because they had to change the main character because charlie hunnam bowed out in the 11th hour and now we have the new guy who you saw on the cover so they had to start from scratch. now there are all kinds of delays but they are back on track and hope to have the movie out valentine's day weekend 2015. get your boo ready. >> there you go. mariah carey having choice words in an interview with hot 97's angie martinez. she said her season on mile last on "american idol" last season was like going to hell every day and working with the judges. she's friends with randy. keith urban, good guy. we have a hunch we know who satin, but let's listen to the sound bite. >> honestly, i thought it was going to be a three-person panel. they gave mae dangling monetary moment. it was like going to hell every day with satan. >> really. >> we don't know if nicki minaj
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is satan but i think it is safe to say they got in some heated debates during the audition process. occasionally they took the feud online. so there you go. satan. it was disappointing, by the way, for political reasons when people were let go. she talked about the process and how she loved the contestants but hated satan. >> oh, my gosh. that's one way of putting it when you don't like your whoever you are working with. >> mariah and nikki not coming back. >> you don't think so? >> not coming back. no questions. somebody who is coming back and i can't believe this because she is coming back with a roar. kate moss. she disappeared for a while and now she is back and she's everywhere. now she is back and she's everywhere. where by the way, she turning 40, the big 40 in january. and she is celebrating. she is celebrating turning 40 by posing for "playboy." >> she's 40. >> yeah. here's a preview shot of what we can expect. although i'm sure we expect much more. because it is full-on bearing it
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all for "playboy" and for everyone else's enjoyment. >> boing! that is not a picture of her in the day but right now. >> she looks so much better as a voluptuous woman. instead when have she was so skinny back in her career. >> i think she is pretty thin. >> not like she used to be. i like this version better personally. mark wahlberg slamming tom cruise. tom cruise, the daily news got some deposition in a court case where cruise made a reference how acting is like being a soldier at war and wahlberg went off saying are you kidding me at the day you go home, to your hotel room, eat your fried chicken, fast food, it is not like war. it is not like being a soldier. he is firing away and blasting tom cruise on this one. you can understand it is not the best analogy, right. >> probably not. i think tom is saying being away from the kid. i can understand that. >> we haven't heard from tom yet.
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>> he'll probably say all the right things. i don't think he means that, but you have to be careful when you compare yourself to people risking their lives. >> oh, yeah.
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♪ ♪ america quickly becoming a nation obsessed with hot and spicy foods. >> it reached a tipping point with the majority of americans now saying they prefer spicy over mild. >> spicy is one thing, painful might be another ball game. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: watch as these people eat the hottest chili peppers on the planet. these so-called chili heads get a rush from endorphins released
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from the body in response to pain. >> chili heads are people who adopted chili peppers as their hobby. >> reporter: that is paul bosland, director of the chili pepper institute. he said there is a rising demand for super hot, the hottest in the world, measured in scoville units. the higher the number, the hotter the pepper. a jalepeno, about 10,000 scoville units. a trinidad scorpion up to 2 million. >> eating a scorpion chili is like being pepper sprayed in your mouth. >> reporter: peppers so hot you need a gas mask to cook with them. >> whoa! okay. >> so why do people do this? we went to see blair lazar, the record holder for making the hottest hot sauce in the world. >> i think everyone needs to try to feel alive a little bit more. >> reporter: how could i say no to one of blair's meanest chilies?
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>> if you would like to try that. >> reporter: you are kidding, right? >> no, it's okay. >> as soon as it hit my mouth tongue it felt like my tongue had been zeroed with a hot poker. so of course i went for more. not the most pleasant experience but i have to say i'm feeling a little more alive. i'm okay. linzie janis, abc news, highlands, new jersey. >> what's the point? just sounds dangerous. right? i love hot, spicy food but at some point you go -- there's a line for me dangerous. >> are you a mild person? >> i will jump out the window or the plane. >> you would rather jump out of a plane? >> i'd jump out of plane before i eat a whole chili pepper. >> this is from blair. this is their ultra and it says on the thing, try it with caution. this is their ultra and it says on the thing, try it wit
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eight years into the disease was when all the light went out. for me, it was heart-wrenching. look into the eyes of somebody with alzheimer's sometime,
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you just don't see -- the person's soul is, like, gone. bea: and it takes a toll on everyone. i mean, it's -- it's a depressing disease to watch unfold before your eyes. she actually thought those of us who were caring for her and who loved her most were her worst enemies. more and more responsibilities fell on my shoulders. lisa: this disease just ravages a family. it changes your life. the magnitude of it is indescribable. my mother taught me to be in the moment. we have to live in the moment with them. and i'm going to be with that person right now, in this moment, wherever she is. art: now is the moment. if we work together, we can stop this epidemic. grace: contact brightfocus and learn more.
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making news in america this morning -- relief operations. victims of the supertyphoon are fighting for survival, as as much-needed aid finally begins to arrive. we're live in the philippines. and problem-plagued. another black eye for healthcare.gov. the low number of people who signed up on the troubled website is adding fuel to the fire. mile-high drama. a plane taking a nosedive starts to plummet to the ground. >> i thought i was going to die. that's what everybody on that plane thought. >> terrified passengers telling their story. and why they say the person in charge made it much worse. show stopper. a fearless 5-year-old masters the choreography in a performance that's going viral.

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