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forwards, but it was too late. he went backwards in to the tracks. >> williams says he is not sure why he suddenly lost consciousness and fell over. he wasn't surprised by what orlando did because williams says orlando saves his life every single day. >> special story. i like that. still to come, i speak with some authority here when i tell you pregnant women can have some strange cravings. now a restaurant here in new york city is offering a sandwich especially for us pregnant gals. and we're going both try it out. >> oh, good. starting to kick. time to eat. but first our made in america team finds another olympic products made overseas and this one is raising money for the athletes. that story is coming up next. you are watching -- you are clearly watching "world news now." yeah! consumer cellular.
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welcome back, everybody. two months until the winter olympics and there's news who will be going. the white house tapped tennis legend billie jean king to be part of the u.s. delegation at the opening ceremony. >> king is openly gay and her appointment sends a message to russia which has passed laws banning what they say is gay propaganda. the white house announced that neither the president or mrs. obama will attend the games. >> not a subtle message there. >> a strong message. >> now the uniforms the american athletes will be wearing are all made right here in the u.s., thanks, in part, to abc and "world news'" efforts and the made in america team. >> they thought their work was done until they learned about an olympic fund-raising campaign made in china. here's abc's david muir . >> reporter: they are the $14 mittens being sold all over the country by the u.s. olympic committee
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with a patriotic message, go usa raising money for the athletes at the winter games. but you are not only helping athletes with those missions but workers in china because inside the second message you'll find made in china. this all comes less than two years after "world news" and the made in america team discovered the ralph lauren uniforms were made in china, too. our producers head to toe. you'll remember congress outraged after our reports. >> i think they should take all the uniforms and put them in a pile and burn them. >> reporter: ralph lauren promising to make them here and kept the promise, which is why so many were scratching their your head, why would the olympic committee do it again? a spokesman for the committee saying we wanted to create a fund-raising opportunity where almost anyone could support team usa. a nod to that $14 price tag on the mittens. but, wait a minute. china is the only place to make a $14 pair of mittens. >> made in america. >> reporter: our made in america team on the phones. so many companies telling us they would have loved the job.
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>> hey, "world news" we can make these olympic mittens in new hampshire. >> reporter: they are already cutting mittens in duluth, minnesota. and from michigan, a simple message. >> we can do this. >> reporter: with those mittens in hand we wanted more proof we could match the cost. headed to a yarn company across the country, a very simple question tonight these olympic mittens, $14, made in china. could we make them here for the same amount? >> i bet we could. >> reporter: and she was out to prove it. they even carry a color already called olympic blue. the color is called olympic. >> this color is called olympic, yes. >> reporter: so this is it right here? >> this is it right here. >> reporter: where is it made? >> in america. >> reporter: and the price? >> only 6.49 a ball. you can probably get two pairs out of this -- >> reporter: out of one roll. you can help the u.s. olympic team and american workers if you bought american yarn. >> yes. >> reporter: and another message
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from the workers at midwest gloves and gear. >> all: we can do it. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> and still ahead this half hour, peanut butter that is not just for the kids. >> "insomniac kitchen" coming up next. coming up next. >> ann
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♪ ♪ earl will in the morning peanut peanut butter ♪ all right. peanut butter is one of those feel-good foods that pairs so well with others, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate but what about peanut butter and pickles. >> pregnant ladies have been known to crave that combo by the way but not this pregnant lady, no, no, no. we visited a peanut butter company where such a sandwich is really on the menu. check out this edition of
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"insomniac kitchen." >> reporter: we're just outside of peanut butter company in new york city. it is peanut butter paradise go inside. peanut butter and company. everyone's dream, all peanut butter everywhere. and you are going to help us make the pregnant lady. >> that's right. we're going to make a really fun sandwich called the pregnant lady. it has peanut butter and a very special ingredient. can you guess what it is? >> pickles. >> reporter: what pregnant lady doesn't crave pickles? our co-anchor diana is actually pregnant. so i will take one back for her. >> oh, congratulations. wonderful. like all good sandwiches, we start with bread. >> reporter: my kind of cooking. >> we open the bread like a book so when you close it stays nice and neat. we will start with peanut butter. >> crunchy or smooth? >> because the pickles are crunchy, i go smooth. go 1/8 to the edge so when we put them together we don't get too much of a squish.
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these are bread and butter pickles and i personally think they're the best pickles used on a sandwich. we will arrange the pickles and you don't have to overlap them. >> stack them. >> just an even layer of pickles. >> is there a trick? >> no. we will close the book, like i said. and we're going to cap -- you know, just lay that bread with peanut butter down over our layer with pickles. everyone in america i think has a love affair with peanut butter or peanut butter sandwiches. good ol' pb&js. >> and now pb&p. for the pregnant women out there, this is for you. mm-mm. >> put that in your mouth. >> you want some? >> no thank you. >> i want to point out to the audience, the most important part of the piece was that you have to fold it together like a book. >> oh. >> like a book. >> no wonder it has been so messy. i have just been doing this
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so ditch your dishcloth and switch to bounty duratowel. ♪ last time for posterity. >> that music being played for rob and rob alone. >> feels nice. where's that peanut butter? >> you have to go nice and slow with that one. hurts to be on the pole going so slow. you have to hold it. >> oh. there it is. >> where's the dollars? dollar bills, y'all. >> you know what, i'm not too proud, no. i'm not too proud. no shame here. one last pole dance for the road. >> there you go. >> feels good. >> just for you guys. hope you enjoyed that. all right. now to a real mom who is lashing out to the so-called fit ma'am. mom. the california mom whose bikini
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pic sparked outrage. >> cameron rumfit, a body that's not all that cracked up to be. abc's bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: take a look at these pictures. these two women might look like they have a lot in common. both mothers of three, both internet sensations after posting post-baby body photos that have gone viral. but their messages are completely different. 35-year-old taurin is making waves on-line for her series of post baby body photos. she says after the birth of her third child she became obsessed with getting back to her prepregnancy body. working out to get this post-baby body she even considered plastic surgery. >> my body changed a lot of having three children and i tried hard to get it back to the shape it was before the pregnancy. >> reporter: but now she's showing off her current body, 20 pounds heavier with a rounded stomach.
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a post baby body call more realistic. >> i really wanted to show women that you can love your body before and you can love your body after. >> her photos are now drawing comparisons to maria cane, the mom of three whose bare abs and blunt "what's your excuse" photo caption led to a firestorm of reactions with many accusing her of fat bashing. >> i'm not a bully. >> she is saying the ideals are unrealistic and unhealthy and wants to encourage women to love their bodies at any size. >> health is not dictated by someone's look, size or their weight. >> but she says she is simply a healthy mom trying to be a positive role model. so is there a right or wrong answer in this great mom debate? >> i think we have to be careful in our society not to characterize something as normal or not normal. beautiful or not beautiful. >> reporter: bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. >> i know i'm beautiful. i love my body.
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this morning on wednesday world news now, just days away from the one of the busiest travel weeks of the new startling new information. an abc news exclusive, what we uncovered about weapons on airplanes. also, a travel nightmare for commuters trying to navigate an expressway covered in black ice. more than 30 cars involved and traffic snarled for hours. plus, a life well lived and a job well done. a shoe shiner hangs up his brush, but only after giving away a huge chunk of his earnings. and a star shocker. justin bieber makes a major announcement about his future. details in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 18th. ♪ never be alone i could be a gentleman ♪
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and here we are. >> and here we are once again. >> yes, indeed. >> look at who it is, everybody. how are you? >> i'm good. i'm not going to lie to america. this was a little last-minute decision my filling in, a little last minute but good to be back on the overnight. >> you are a hero tonight for being here. and we appreciate you. >> it is not a problem. you know me, the heart is always with this show. gone for a while but good to be back. >> you have your coke so you are good. >> caffeine here, water, mike and ike the way i like and i'm ready to go. >> you are ready? >> yes. i'm ready to go. so it is good to see you and this is the last time we will ever do this. this is it. >> like you said. >> this is it. >> well, for now this is it. i'm still here for another two weeks. >> oh, you're still here before we have our baby. >> before our baby comes and then we both leave. >> that's it. >> we're both going on maternity leave. >> i got to leave.
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>> really quickly, we're also going to talk about the mega millions. there are least two winners as of right now. that's what we know. we're not going to tell you where to you have to watch the rest. >> stay tuned for that. money, money, money. >> all right. let's get started. we do begin with new details in the deadly shooting at a reno hospital. >> a scary story here. a gunman opened fire killing one person and critically wounding two others. he then took his own life. investigators say the shooting was not random but they are not sure why they were victims were targeted. a doctor is among those injured. as americans get ready to travel for christmas, abc news has obtained exclusive information about something startling that is happening at airports around the country. >> other scary story. record number of passengers are stopped trying to bring guns on planes. a clear violation of rules we all know, right. with more on this, here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: this guy is clearly not going to make his plane because just like a record number of travelers this year,
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he brought a gun to the airport. this one. that's right. nearly 1750 times tsa screeners have pulled luggage from the security belt because it carried a gun, often loaded carried by some otherwise smart people, this is bill russell, nba legend, this is his weapon or the wife of gun advocate ted nugent she was carrying this piece through dallas. >> what are people thinking? >> virtually everybody says i forgot or i just had a different bag than i usually have. >> reporter: the number confiscated skyrocketed from 660 in 2005 to double that in 2011 and nearly triple in 2013. that tracks with a rise in the number of weapons americans are carrying. 19 million new and used bought last year alone. but none of the weapons nabbed in 2013 was intended to be used on a plane. in fact, one of the rare times a gun was used in a terror plot was back in 1985. this twa flight hijacked to
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beirut. >> it's not like terrorists are trying to get through with weapons. >> reporter: still, with all of that liquor and flaring of tempers on today's jets, guns on board remain unwise and illegal and it's not just guns. everything from knives to swords to mace and grenades captured this year. brass knuckles, even if on your purse, are illegal to bring on a plane, and if your weapon of choice is artfully concealed like a sword in a walking stick or these ninja tools inside a book, the charges can be more serious. the airports with the most guns confiscated, atlanta and dallas. tsa screeners confiscated an average of five guns a day and insist without this screening techniques, american aviation would be back in the days of hijackings. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> such a comforting story as the country gets ready to travel for christmas.
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>> oh. >> it's scary. people know the rules. some of it has to be accidental but there has to be a percentage that's not. they are trying to see if they can get away with something. >> i think this also has to do -- there's an increased number of people feel the need to have a gun on them at all times. that's also increased. that's part of the story. more and more people are carrying guns. more and more people are buying guns and therefore they are getting in to the airports, thankfully not to the planes but for every one or five a day that is found and confiscated, you have to wonder if any are actually getting through. >> how many reports have we seen since 9/11 about the things that make it through. if you want to find a silver lining, it is good to see they are catching the stuff and not making it into the air. but one quick note, if you ever meet a woman who has brass knuckles on her purse, just me, i would just leave her alone and wait for the next fella to handle that. just a little word of caution. >> you are not into that? >> no, not that rough. [ laughter ] woo!
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>> i'm sure glad -- >> yeah, boy. >> i can't do this this early in the morning. okay. moving on to this now, this is actually a serious story now. let's move on to. we have new details about the student who opened fire in his colorado high school last week. authorities say karl pierson intended to do more harm than he actually did. he had letters and numbers corresponding to five different locations inside of his school written on his arm. investigators believe he planned to target those areas and say pierson had more than 125 rounds of ammunition with him. he took his own life last friday as security guards closed in. two people have died in the crash of a small plane in northwest atlanta. the aircraft had just taken off en route to new orleans when it went down in a wooded area. neighbors said the plane narrowly missed nearby houses. they ran to the crash site to look for survivors but kept back by the explosion and the flames. an absolutely terrifying scene from ontario, canada.
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the construction worker was trapped on a crane as a huge fire burned right below him. the fire was burning in a building that was under construction. eventually a search and rescue helicopter, you see it there, came to the rescue. a crewman secured the worker and both of them were hoisted into the chopper. lucky guy. look at that. well, nasa is dropping everything for three emergency repair calls as the two american astronauts aboard the international space station will take risky space walks to try to fix the station's cooling system. abc's neal karlinsky reports on the walks that are scheduled for christmas day. >> reporter: it wasn't an easy decision, but nasa says a series of dangerous space walks will be necessary to get the international space station back in working order. the two american astronauts on board, rick mastracchio and michael hopkins, will suit up and head out at 5:15 a.m. saturday for a six-hour mission to repair the troubled cooling system, which keeps the station from overheating.
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>> the loops are designed to take away that heat that's generated and regulate the temperature of the mechanisms and of the environment for the astronauts. >> reporter: astronaut doug wheelock performed a similar mission three years ago and knows what they are up against. >> any time we open that hatch, i get asked a lot, is it dangerous? every time we open the hatch, it becomes dangerous. >> reporter: the last time they performed a space lock, the astronaut nearly drowned when water leaked into his helmet. >> my head is really wet. >> reporter: the repair this time is not a simple one. a third, if needed, will take the astronauts into the vacuum of space on christmas day leaving nasa engineers down on earth holding their breath before they can celebrate. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. at least two people are a whole lot richer this morning. there were two winning tickets
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drawn in last night's mega millions jackpot. one was sold at this gift shop in san jose, california, and the other in georgia. the $636 million jackpot will be split between the two winners and in case you haven't checked your numbers, here they are. 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, and the mega ball is 7. >> if you listen closely, you will hear half of the country go "oh." >> i already had that moment. >> me, too. well, icy roadways here in the new york area last night. wow, take a look at this. the conditions on the roadway led to this 13-car pileup in brooklyn. drivers describe it as a sheet of ice as they lost control and plowed into the car ahead. there were no serious injuries but ask, as you can imagine, was snarled for hours. last thing new york needs is more tough traffic. luckily no injuries. here's a look at the weather. it will be cold but clear for most of the northeast. cold with some snow showers near the great lakes and it's going to be
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cooler than usual in the southeast. and there will be either snow or rain along the west coast. temperatures will only reach the teens and 20s in new england and the upper midwest. highs today in the south will be in the 40s and 50s and in the 70s and 80s in southern california. >> you know, rob, around here, we absolutely know there are a lot of people that go out of their way to get their drink on. >> i cannot agree with you more, baby. >> here's one extreme example. >> suddenly it happened in florida where a guy had trapped a small alligator and he wanted to trade it. well, we should say he admits to trying to trade it for a 12-pack of beer. >> no way. police cited 64-year-old fernando aguilero for illegally capturing and trying to sell it at his local market. a quote from the cops sums it up best, "he just wanted to have beer in his system." fernando, sometimes we know the feeling. >> i'm shocked. he doesn't look like the type. oh, yes, indeed.
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all right. coming up, some big hollywood news. is it the end of the road for pop's most powerful young star? the biebs making an unexpected announcement. but first couples that sing together stay together? a celebrity couple speaks out about the challenges of love in the public eye. you are watching "world news now." ♪ lucky i'm in love with my best friend ♪ ♪ lucky i'm in love with my best friend ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex dm max strength. mucinex max strength.
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♪ the next day, we sprayed febreze air effects and asked real people what they thought. i can't believe i don't smell any of this. febreze did a really great job. impressive. febreze air effects eliminates tough odors for good. febreze, breathe happy. katy perry and john mayer are making beautiful music
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together. the celebrity couple went public in a song in john's new album. >> it's risky business of course to mix work and play. >> oh, yeah. >> trust me. they say the music made them do it. we are "up all nightline" with abc's david wright. ♪ >> a loving duet debuted on "gma." >> reporter: that bucking bull the only hint of the turmoil of celebrity romance. >> katy is a superstar for a reason. >> aww! >> reporter: in real life, katy perry and john mayer may have had their ups and downs but as they told george stephanopoulos they are emphatically back together. >> the two of you never sat down for a tv interview together? >> yep. we don't quite know exactly what kind of body language we are to be exhibiting. >> reporter: for such public figures it is not easy.
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>> too much touchy-feely or too far away, i don't see chemistry. >> reporter: there is something about peers finding romance in real life. beyonce and jay-z come to mind, pop royalty and the king and queen seem to be in perfect harmony on stage and off. >> i just want to try one thing. >> reporter: but it can be tricky as "twilight" star kristen stewart found out, the fairy tale can come back to bite you. >> i'm sorry. >> the issue with celebrity romance is that if you break up, the audiences tend to pick sides. >> reporter: taylor swift has practically made a career out of the breakup song. ♪ we arenever ever ever getting back together ♪ >> reporter: there's one for every partner. ♪ this is me >> reporter: of course, there's the possibility of revenge songs. ♪ [ bleep ] matt damon she's [ bleep ] matt damon ♪ >> reporter: sarah silverman perfected that for her ex jimmy kimmel. >> this is some of your stuff
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that you left when you left. >> reporter: which is not to wish bad karma on katy perry and john mayer. ♪ baby it's who you love >> reporter: so clearly in the first blush of romance and expressing it in song. here's wishing them all the magic will last. i'm david wright for "nightline" in hollywood. >> z. i hope the relationship does last because john mayer is a reformed ho. so i hope it does last. >> would be nice for bringing the ho'ing to stop. calm down with the ho'ing. >> coming up, rolling in the dough. a new top earner in tinseltown. >> a new kardashian controversy. it is all about eyebrows. we'll explain next in "the skinny." continues after this from our ab
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♪ skinny so skinny i'm bummed it is my last ever "skinny," everyone's favorite segment. but we have some good -- we will make it a good one here. justin bieber, my favorite, he's so dreamy. he went on a radio show recently. >> yes. >> and made some very big announcements about his future, what the 19-year-old is going to do next. take a listen. >> now the new album, what's up with the new album? give me names, give me dates.
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>> new album, i'm actually retiring, man. >> no. >> i'm retiring. >> i'm glad you announced it. i'm not going to play nothing else but that. >> i'm retiring. i'm taking -- i'm taking -- i'm just going to take some time. i think i'm probably going to quit music. >> i'm retiring, man. >> what was that? what? what was that? >> i don't know. apparently biebs says he is leaving the music game at 19 years old. going to retire and take time for himself. of course people are skeptical saying it is a publicity ploy for the next album. and it isn't really true. what else could he do? he's not going to get a job at wal-mart. what's next for biebs? who knows. we'll see if it's real or not. sorry all of you teeny boppers, could be calling it quits but i doubt it. >> i don't think so. the sunglasses and raspy voice. did you see the guy behind him looking at him like you are such a punk? if these cameras were on, i would bust your butt. >> maybe a little temporary reprieve. maybe a year or two off. >> moving on to this, dwayne
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"the rock" johnson apparently according to "forbes" has been named the top earning movie star. check him out. he's kind of like come from behind, this guy. i mean, he was huge, then he kind of went away, but he does movies all the time the. he had five movies out in 2013, "snitch," "g.i. joe," "fast & furious 6" for a combined total of $1.3 billion around the world. >> you can smell what the rock is cooking and making well done. >> have to end "the skinny" with my favorite of all time, kim kardashian, my ex-wife. she's back in the news. she posted this picture of her 6-month-old daughter, remember north west. and there was some push-back because some people looked at the picture and said it looks like the girl had her eyebrows waxed, that kim had the baby's eyebrows waxed. so it set off a firestorm of social media after she posted the picture. yadda yadda. i don't know. judge for yourself. seems too young and painful.
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♪ ♪ chattanooga shoe shine boy >> one of america's most reliable philanthropists is making a special contribution tomorrow. >> this is a great story. albert lexie will get his final check for shining shoes at pittsburgh children's hospital and then donate it back to children in need. reporter wendy bell of our pittsburgh station has his remarkable story. >> lots of walking, huh. >> reporter: albert lexie would never tell you that his is a difficult job. what it is -- >> just i think natural on this. >> neutral. >> neutral, yeah.
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>> reporter: -- is albert's gift. for 31 years, albert has pushed this purple cart through the boughs of children's hospital. >> this is the brush i use. >> reporter: his saddle soap and polish and his love raising money for sick kids, one step, one shoe at a time. albert's shines cost $5, but everyone tips. >> okay. thank you. >> there you go. good job. >> thank you. >> reporter: over the years, after shining all of those shoes -- >> i would say maybe 100,000. >> reporter: -- albert has donated every tip to children who need the money far more than he. >> makes you feel good when you do something for kids, you know? >> reporter: more than $200,000. one-third of his lifetime earnings.
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>> just give money to help different care funds. >> reporter: now it's time. albert's getting tired. the walk is getting harder, the shines a little tougher. and -- albert is throwing in his towel. >> i just did, you know. >> reporter: a magical little man whose message is worth more than his money. >> it's good to be a hero. >> wow. >> if that doesn't warm your heart. >> oh, he's been recognized by "people" magazine and major league baseball for his contributions. >> he actually made himself a shoe shine box in eighth grade shop class. he left school shortly after that. but it was something in him from an early age. you don't see that kind of loyalty these days anymore so stick with that good heart. good to see that kind of stuff
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good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. here's the stories we are looking at on "world news now." >> the u.s. military is looking in to the deadly crash of a black hawk helicopter in afghanistan. six american service members were killed when it went down yesterday. there was reportedly no enemy activity in the area before the crash. a blind man here in new york has his guide dog to thank for saving his life. cecil williams fell into the path of a subway train then his dog, orlando, jumped down after him barking and getting onlookers attention. he survived by laying on the trench between the tracks. emergency space walks are planned for saturday, next monday and maybe even christmas day to repair the international space station's cooling system. the two americans will do the
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repair work. and three homeless men from the streets of rome were among those helping pope francis celebrate his 77th birthday at the vatican. we will have more live from there on "good morning america." those are some of the top stories on this wednesday. woo. >> welcome in to rob nelson possibly for the last time ever. >> you say possibly. this is -- this is the last time. like michael jackson says, this is it. yeah. >> the same circumstances that brought you here tonight to pinch hit for us now occur again -- >> you never know. it is the tv news business. so there's always an element of surprise in this industry. >> that's true. that element of surprise came to nip us in the butt today. >> not in a good way. no. >> we are happy you are here. >> i'm happy to be back for the last time. my days here at abc are numbered. i wanted to come back here one last time and it happened to work out tonight. i'm happy to be back.
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>> remind everybody where you are going. you are not leaving tv business and not really leaving abc. >> i'm -- the way the building is set up, i'm going down the block to wabc to anchor their weekend mornings and report for them three days a week. so i'm still in new york. i'm still in the abc family. i'm going to the number one station in new york city, so i'm excited. >> and michelle will get all the fun. >> she's cool. she's a blast. we have a lot of fun on that show. so, yeah. >> congratulations to you and thanks again for coming in today. we really appreciate it. >> it's always good to see you and toast one last time for posterity. >> for posterity. >> thank you. >> this vodka is delicious. >> only the best vodka here on the overnight. >> moonshine. >> that's how we roll. >> how about some news on this wednesday morning? we begin with the news you all want to know about. let's stop pretending. of course, we are talking about more than a half billion dollar mega millions jackpot. >> wow. we know now that one ticket was sold at this gift shop in san
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jose, california. the lucky store owner will get a million dollars just for selling the ticket. >> wow. the other winner was sold at a newsstand in atlanta, georgia. and with more on how this jackpot got so big to begin with, here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: what you are witnessing all across the country -- >> i feel that i'm going to win. >> reporter: -- is the point at which a mega millions frenzy -- >> this is the one. >> reporter: -- reaches a fever pitch. 30 million tickets sold an hour during peak times. mega jackpot was born in october as a much smaller pot. >> tonight's mega millions jackpot is an estimated $12 million. >> reporter: fast forward 2 1/2 months and 21 winless drawings and that $12 million is now a $636 million prize. the second largest in lottery history. so, adults are standing in line with the same fanciful hopes of children sitting on santa's lap.
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>> buy a new lamborghini. >> probably going to buy an island. >> reporter: steve is the guy from passaic, new jersey, that everyone around town wants to touch for good luck. since 2009 he's won powerball once and mega millions twice. collecting more than a million dollars worth of jackpots. what do you say to people looking for a tip? >> a tip? just walk up to the machine and let the machine do it. >> reporter: there are lucky people and then lucky states. illinois is the luckiest with 31 mega million jackpots won. followed by new york and then a three-way tie between georgia, michigan and new jersey, but you never know where luck will strike. this nebraska couple cashed in their winning ticket from last week's $122 million powerball jackpot. >> it's been a whirlwind. >> reporter: they chose the lump sum payment of $34 million. linsey davis, abc news, new york. investigators are now heading to the scene of a small plane crash in northwest atlanta. the aircraft had just taken off
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en route to new orleans when it went down in a wood area and caught fire. residents say it could have been much worse. the plane was heading right toward several homes when the pilot veered off at the last second. neighbors tried to help those on board. >> my husband and i and a few other neighbors ran out immediately to go see if we could find any survivors but we kept hearing more and more explosions, and that was it. >> reporter: the plane was registered to a business in the atlanta metro area. along the picturesque coast of california, firefighters are facing another long day battling a stubborn wildfire burning in the big sur area. it has now scorched just over a full square mile and is only about 20% contained. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: it is the middle of december, and california's firefighters find themselves in a rare battle against the fight for wildfire in big sur. fast-moving flames have already destroyed at least 15 homes, including the local fire chief's.
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>> when i walked out the front door, the embers and ashes were pretty much coming by my front door. to stand there and watch your home burn is not what you want to do. >> we have been told to pack some backs and prepare in case we get evacuated. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been ordered to evacuate as this popular tourist destination is overrun by smoke and flames chewing through the bone dry vegetation. >> big sur is historically one of the wettest places in california, and we have had virtually no rain here all year. >> reporter: and that's a problem across the golden state. los angeles received only 26% of the normal rainfall for the entire year. >> we have a record breaker. since january 1st, there's only been 3.49 inches of rain. >> reporter: the pfeiffer fire sparked sunday and has been driven by strong winds as hundreds of firefighters try to build containment lines while protecting homes still in the fire's path it. >> it came up so fast. it's a steep hill.
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whether it is me or anyone else, it's just devastating. >> reporter: the cause of the fire is under investigation. and fire crews say they are optimistic they could contain the flames this week. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. the reward for information regarding the fatal mall shooting in new jersey is now $41,000. 30-year-old dustin friedland was shot in the head at point-blank range. his range rover was found abandoned in newark the next day. dustin fryland's funeral will be held this morning. instead of going home for the winter break, a harvard grad student has a court date today. officials say he has admitted to e-mailing a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of four buildings monday morning. it said shrapnel bombs would soon go off. the student told the fbi he wanted to get out of a final exam. he could spend next semester in prison. and sometimes, you know, over the years you hear stories every now and then from some of the nation's top schools whether it's princeton or
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yale, harvard or have you, that sometimes the stress of that environment, the pressure and academic competitiveness sometimes -- i'm speculating, but can sometimes lead people to take drastic action. this clearly maybe could have been one of those times. needless panic. >> the fact that he said there was shrapnel in the bomb made it sound even more dangerous. so there was a heightened alert and that may bring extra charges because it wasn't just a bomb threat but a bomb threat with an extra add ed bonus of shrapnel to it. here's the thing, if my final got canceled the morning of, i've already done all of my work. >> i'm ready. >> right. don't do that to me on the day of. do it a couple of days before. >> don't delay it. >> at this point i've already crammed. >> right. lucky it was a good ending, that story. >> that's true. in other news this morning, a direct appeal from some tech heavyweights to president obama. 15 chief executives made that appeal yesterday at the white house. the bulk of the over two-hour
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meeting was devoted to the government surveillance program and what the execs called an urgent need to reform them. they urged the president to move aggressively when it comes to reining in the nation's spy programs. and president obama is sending a loud and clear message to russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians. tennis legend billie jean king will be one of two openly gay athletes in the u.s. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies. for the first time since 2000, the u.s. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the games. message received. well. wendy's execs won't have to travel very far to see how its new restaurant design works. the first opened yesterday across from corporate headquarters. now it looks to the future with a digital menu board, fireplace and flat screen tvs, but it also displays memorabilia that looks back at the burger chain's 44-year history and the founder, dave thomas. >> dave is a cute old guy. i like wendy's. a little bacon cheeseburger.
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>> you know what, i will do wendy's over a lot of other ones that i won't mention. >> really? >> i don't know why. it feel it is healthier. >> i like the frosties at wendy's. that's good stuff on a hot summer day. good stuff. good for you, too. >> all right. here's a look at the weather now. it will be cold as the northeast cleans up from yesterday's snow. but some snow showers will linger today near the great lakes. the south will be dry but not the west where a storm is moving in. >> temperatures in the new england area and the northern plains will be in the teens and 20s, but it will be in the 40s and 50s from south dakota to missouri, the carolinas and the pacific northwest. the gulf coast will see readings pleasantly in the 60s and 70s. so, of course, we know that you love animal stories, rob. so this one is especially for you. we're going to call this chocolate lab the nonswimming dog. >> and we know that diana likes chocolate. now there she is right there in the water with other dogs swimming around her and clearly you can see her legs
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standing on the pool's bottom. something for everybody in this story, huh? >> what do you think the conversation would be if dogs could actually talk? the dogs around her saying, what, what are you going? why aren't you swimming? and she is probably saying, guys, you know that we could just stand in water this deep. we don't have to do the dog paddle. we could just stand here. all right. well, that was supposed to be funny. there goes that. >> my concern would be as many folks pee in pools, you know, dogs are really in the pool. that would be my concern. adults do it. imagine what fluffy is doing in there. come on. >> i'll admit it. >> you admit you pee in the pool. >> i'll admit it. >> i'm peeing right now. >> there's no pool near us. we have to move on. that's gross. "anchorman 2" at theaters today. and we have the first reviews in.
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♪ ♪ ah, christmas season. >> you got to like that. here we go. a story about two police officers in portland, oregon, who played santa, though they weren't undercover. >> uh-huh. this one, our favorite story of the day. they met a mother who was beside herself because she couldn't provide christmas for her children, and that's when their spirit moved them. bob hye of our portland station has more. >> reporter: there's a strange sound coming from the precinct. officers rob jackson and george weseman don't mind being considered elves in blue. >> we're both short, you see. >> reporter: they aren't happy because they caught a criminal. instead, they caught the holiday spirit. >> when we got back in the car,
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we looked at each other and said, let's do a christian mission. >> it made us feel good, but the main thing was to give the kids a good christmas. >> reporter: there wasn't much joy earlier in the day when these officers were called to a possible case of domestic violence. they didn't find a crime. instead, they found a distraught mother crying. >> she was teary, and she explained that she was upset because she didn't have any money for her kids, and she couldn't provide any presents for them and couldn't even get a christmas tree. >> reporter: they left and picked up food from the portland police sunshine division. the officers still had to do something about toys, so they got a suggestion to come here to northeast portland and the portland fire bureau's toy and joy makers program. volunteers help the officers pull toys from the shelves. they filled shopping carts with gifts for the women's young children. they even found one for her, too. >> by the time we were done, our
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car, our trunk and our backseat was full, completely full. after we left there, we went and got the tree, and he didn't believe i could stuff it back in there, and i did. so he owes me. >> reporter: that one act of kindness by two officers turned a morning's despair for one mom -- >> i don't think she could believe what she saw. >> reporter: -- into tears of joy. >> this is really what makes a good day for us. because a lot of times we don't have good days, and this is one where we can go home and feel pretty good about doing something to help somebody out who really needed it. >> this time of the year there's so much bad news and rough news and all this, this is so good to see a good, heartwarming story like that. love to see that. >> we didn't hear from the mom or her kids. she wanted to keep her privacy but it almost doesn't matter. you don't have to hear from anybody but the police officers who went out of their way to do something so nice. they didn't have to do that. >> someone got the help they
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needed this time of year. that's all we need to know. whoever it is. >> doesn't matter. >> exactly. all right. coming up next, the trom bomb academy. we will visit an extraordinary program helping kids learn music for free. >> and we will meet a new orleans native who's making it all happen. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this fro
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train , 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. ♪ this is from the heart. i hope you heard the name, trombone shorty. >> it is familiar now. >> trombone shorty is the name. he is not short of generosity. he is hoping his hometown of new orleans in a way that suits that jazz-loving city. >> that's right. he's giving away the gift of music and helping kids in need. abc's byron pitts has the story. >> give it up for the one and only
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trombone shorty. [ applause ] >> reporter: to his fans, he is trombone shorty. ♪ first handed a horn at age 4. >> my younger brother, trombone shorty. >> reporter: troy andrews was nurtured for greatness. there he is with the legendary bo diddley. it was this city's music that saved troy from its violence. his talent a ticket to another world. sharing the stage with lenny kravitz just this year headlining jazz fest. now troy is sharing his gift. this is the trombone shorty academy at tulane university where high school students by the dozens get a free music education, renewing a loss tradition of musical mentorship. >> a lot of older musicians are not around anymore. the neighborhood was a different place after the storm. >> reporter: the storm, the scars of hurricane katrina
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still run deep here, but trombone shorty is providing an ointment for the soul. >> what's happening? >> reporter: one of troy's star students, 17-year-old pianist, tashon lott, was adopted by her aunt after her parents ran in to trouble with the law. >> after this program i gained a bigger passion for music and i was like i want to do in the rest of my life. >> reporter: now she is weighing scholarship offers to college. stop for a second. to talk to you, you are very shy, soft-spoken, but you start playing and all of a sudden you get loud and big. what is that? >> i guess that's my inner lion. >> reporter: a lioness who may have never found her voice if not for trombone shorty. byron pitts, abc news, new orleans. >> let me tell you, he is a legend in new orleans and a star, just 27 years old. >> it's amazing how young he is and he's so dedicated to helping people in
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need. >> go ahead. >> and he's wonderful. >> one of the cultural ambassadors of the city. so looks great, soups great, well done, trombone. looks and great great, sounds great. well done, trombone.
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♪ >> welcome back, everybody, to an early edition of "insomniac theater." it's not the weekend just yet but we are at the movies this morning. everybody's talking about this one because "anchorman 2" has finally arrived. >> ah, yes, ron burgundy has been teasing us for months appearing in car ads, on local tv shows even on espn. for the movie he and the gang are back together again and they're going to new york city to do 24-hour cable news, but then this happens -- >> we all love rick. >> sweet rick. >> i'm told the next speaker was very close to him. >> why! why did you take him from us?
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>> rick, you're not dead. >> that is so dumb, it is funny. still not quite sure how sweet rick, the weatherman, could be that stupid, but we'll take it. he goes to new york with ron where they all try to figure out how to fill 24 hours of news. we struggle with 90 minutes. so god bless those folks. >> yeah. >> here they are pitching some story ideas. >> let's see here. global temperatures rise a half degree alarming climate scientists. global warming is boring. >> what if we showed porno instead? >> absolutely not. >> we are brainstorming, trying to figure out how to make the news less boring and you act like we peed in your milkshake. >> the news is supposed to be boring, ron. >> it's serious stuff. >> i have had similar meetings at abc. >> it certainly sounds familiar. they must have come here to research. >> definitely. spot on, fellas. whoo, yes.
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well, some critics are disappointed that "anchorman 2" isn't "anchorman 1" but ian buckwalter at npr says, "it coasts along quite successfully on sheer manic eccentricity." >> ee centristy. >> thank you. and "usa today" says, "'anchorman 2' cleverly spoofs the 24-hour tv news cycle and sexism and racism in the workplace." those are real issues in the '70s and '80s when the movie was supposed to take place, as you can tell by the haircuts and clothing and a winnebago that i saw drive by. >> that was awesome. anything that makes fun of our industry i kind of like. >> oh, there you are. >> that's what i was doing in the '80s, boys and girls. next to mr. ron burgundy. very similar sitting next toyou. >> it must be very, very similar. i have been doing the show since the '80s.
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i had to stop and play because i'm going to win. >> our first number tonight is 8. i like that confidence. but did she so far this morning there are two winning tickets for that ginormous mega millions jackpot. where they are and how much could those very lucky winners collect? plus this -- >> all of a sudden, he just fell right on the tracks. >> a close call and a job well done. how a loyal guide dog and some brave bystanders helped to save a man's life when he tumbled in front of an oncoming train. then the pregnant lady sandwich. it's a real menu item at a restaurant in new york city. it's a pretty unusual offering. we'll let you know what's in it in this morning's "insomniac kitchen." it's wednesday, december 18th.
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it is the wheel. oh. >> oh, hello. >> where's our theme music? >> i guess not. >> my final half hour. nice start. technical glitch. i love it. it's fitting. >> that is what we were going to bring to you in your final night as our present to you. that is christmas just for you. welcome. >> thank you. >> final night. final half hour, and we appreciate you being here. >> i know. >> we are excited to have you here. >> it is good to be here. i love you guys. honestly, i'm leaving abc, the network, to go to the abc local station in new york, but this is the best job i ever had in television, working with incredible people on and off the camera. i say good-bye officially in march, but i have been back so much, it feels like a second good-bye. >> i am glad we had one last show where we can button it up with a bow and into the universe and youtubed over and over again because of your nonsense. >> exactly. our one-night stands are always
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memorable. >> yes, they are. uh-huh. you are so nasty. read the prompter already. >> good to be with you guys again. two winning tickets will split the mega millions jackpot. this is the big story of the day. one sold in san jose, california, another sold in hotlanta, georgia. >> if you haven't checked your tickets yet here's the numbers, 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and the mega ball, 7. abc's marci gonzalez has more on the frenzy that led up to last night's drawing. >> reporter: the numbers for the second biggest jackpot in lottery history now drawn. >> tonight's mega ball number is 7. >> reporter: the mega millions prize jumping yet again to a whopping $636 million. just 20 million short of the largest jackpot ever, which was split between three winning tickets in march of last year. >> i'm hoping it's my lucky day. >> reporter: those lucky tickets for this contest not for sale in nevada, utah, wyoming, mississippi, alabama, alaska and
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hawaii, but in 43 states and the u.s. virgin islands, it was full-on mega millions mania. >> next, please. >> reporter: an estimated 11 million tickets were sold every hour tuesday. >> what do i have to lose but a dollar? so i took a chance. >> reporter: a dollar buying a dream for the cash payout of more than 341 million bucks. more than enough for some unforgettable christmas gifts. >> buy my parents a house. i'd treat more people to better things. >> reporter: and the chance to do some serious good just like this winner in the canadian lottery. >> i really don't need the money. >> reporter: so you're not keeping even a cent? >> nope. >> reporter: he gave all $40 million of his winnings to charity inspiring others to follow his generous lead. >> i would love to give it to people who need it all around the world. >> reporter: and if you didn't have the winning numbers last
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night, the next drawing is friday, but the jackpot is dropping back down to $15 million. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> i'm just not going to play. >> at 10:00 last night -- >> 15 million. >> -- i got wrapped up in the frenzy and bought ten bucks of tickets in the last minute and sat there like everybody else going, oh, and threw them in the trash so -- >> everybody did the same thing. what is so depressing is because how fast news travels and how the lotteries work, we know that's it unless there is one state that has determined that they aren't going to let the world know until tomorrow morning, that's it. we already know there are two winning tickets. there are smaller tickets that will be won out there, but that's it for the jackpots. >> to show you how big the jackpot was, the two stores that sold these tickets, each will get a million bucks. >> just the store. just as a thank you. >> just because they handed the
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ticket over. >> whoever won, enjoy the ride. >> congratulations. we will be related to you if you want. >> yeah, really. >> you could know famous people. that's kind of cool. >> send out tweets. some serious news to get to this wednesday morning. two people have been killed in the crash of a small plane in northwest atlanta. residents described a terrifying few seconds when they saw the aircraft headed straight for their homes, and they say the pilot backed out at the last second and crashed into some woods instead. the plane burst into flames on impact. it had taken off from atlanta to new orleans. and fire crews are reporting progress in the fight against a wildfire in picturesque big sur, california. the flames destroyed more than 20 buildings, most of them homes. one of the homes that was lost was owned by big sur's fire chief, in fact. the dry conditions are in rugged terrain and make fighting the fire that more difficult. now to afghanistan where the u.s. military is looking into the deadly crash of a blackhawk helicopter. it went down yesterday in one of afghanistan's southern provinces
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killing six americans. the military says there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of that crash. the troops on board may have been attacked after the chopper went down. it's unclear if any casualties were the result of enemy fire. and rebel groups and the government are getting ready for peace talks. now, that will be held come the new year, but that is not stopping the forces of president bashar al assad from launching harsh attacks against syrian civilians. abc's terry moran surveys the destruction. >> reporter: they are scenes out of hell, the hell that aleppo has become. in one of the worst attacks in this horrific war, government helicopters dropped barrel bombs, large containers filled with explosives, shrapnel, and incendiary materials on several civilian neighborhoods throughout the city over the last three days. at least 76 people have been killed, including 28 children. according to international aid workers on the scene, the wounded have overwhelmed aleppo's hospitals.
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a leader of the doctors without borders team in syria spoke with us. >> it's literally impossible to take care of everything. this is clearly targeting concentrations of civilians. >> reporter: aleppo, once considered one of the most beautiful cities in the middle east, is in ruins, and those left here after two years of grinding war are trapped. on one side, the ruthless government forces of bashar al assad determined to smash opposition to his rule and on the other rebel forces dominated by extreme jihadists. secretary of state kerry said he still believes peace talks can be held next month in geneva. part of a long and so far failed effort of the u.s. to do something, anything to stop this carnage. terry moran, abc news. >> hard to watch that. national security agency whistle-blower edward snowden is now reaching out to brazil. the former contractor who is, of coursem now living temporarily
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in russia says that he will help the country investigate spying in brazil in return for permanent political asylum there. he made that offer in a letter published in a brazilian newspaper. brazil was a leading target of the nsa. three homeless men, one of them carrying his dog, were among those helping pope francis celebrate his 77th birthday. the men joined him for mass and breakfast and presented him with a bouquet of flowers. the three live on the streets of a rome neighborhood just outside of the vatican's walls. the vatican said that francis also invited his household help to join him in a family-like atmosphere. and later "good morning america," robin roberts and josh elliott will broadcast live from st. peters square. they will join thousands attending pope francis' general audience and millions of catholics worldwide who are preparing for christmas. and we'd like to know what you are thankful for this christmas. so tweet us and let us know using the #gratefulthischristmas. >> this pope is something else.
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the people talk about the common touch. this man lives it. lives it. inspiring. gay rights publication. people talk about the common touch. this man lives it. >> yes, he does. >> fundamentally lives it. >> he's brought a completely different era into the vatican, which is nice. >> absolutely. we know what a blind man in new york is grateful for this season, his guide dog who saved his life literally. the 60-year-old fell on to the tracks in a subway station. >> his brave black labrador orlando leapt right down there after him barking and getting everyone's attention. they both survived by laying in the trench between the rails. >> wow. >> witnesses said it all happened so fast, there was almost no time to prevent williams from falling. >> i saw a man a little wobbly. he was too close to the edge. i tried to -- it was too late. the car was pulling him forwards, but it was too late. he already wobbled forward and went back into the tracks.
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>> williams says he is not sure why he suddenly lost consciousness and fell over. he wasn't surprised by what orlando did because williams says orlando saves his life every single day. >> wow. special story. i like that. all right, still to come, i speak with some authority here when i tell you pregnant women can have some strange cravings. now a restaurant here in new york city is offering a sandwich especially for us pregnant gals, and we're going both try it out. >> oh, good. starting to kick. time to eat. but first our made in america team finds another olympic products made overseas, and this one is raising money for the athletes. that story is coming up next. you are watching -- you are clearly watching "world news now." >> yeah! consumer cellular.
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welcome back, everybody. two months until the winter olympics, and there's news now about who will be going. the white house tapped tennis legend billie jean king to be part of the u.s. delegation at the opening ceremony. >> king is openly gay and her appointment sends a message to russia, which has passed laws banning what they call gay propaganda. well, the white house has announced that neither the president or mrs. obama will attend the games. >> not a subtle message there. >> a strong message. >> now the uniforms the american athletes will be wearing are all made right here in the u.s., thanks in part, to abc and "world news'" efforts and the made in america team. >> that's right. they thought their work was done until they learned about an olympic fund-raising campaign made in china. here's abc's david muir . >> reporter: they are the $14 mittens being sold all over the country by the u.s. olympic committee, the patriotic
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message, go usa, raising money for the athletes at the winter games. but you are not only helping athletes with those mittens, but you're helping workers in china because inside the second message you'll find made in china. this all comes less than two years after "world news" and the made in america team discovered the ralph lauren uniforms for athletes at the opening ceremonies were made in china, too. our producers head to toe. you'll remember congress outraged after our reports. >> i think they should take all the uniforms and put them in a pile and burn them. >> reporter: ralph lauren then promising to make them here and keeping that promise which is why so many of you were scratching your heads, why would the olympic committee ignore the labels again. a spokesman for the committee saying we wanted to create a fund-raising opportunity where almost anyone could support team usa. a nod to that $14 price tag on the mittens. but wait a minute. china, the only place that could make a $14 pair of mittens? >> made in america. >> reporter: our made in america
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team on the phones, so many companies telling us they would have loved the job. >> hey, "world news," we can make these olympic mittens right here in new hampshire. >> reporter: they are already cutting mittens in duluth, minnesota. and from michigan, a simple message. >> we can do this. >> reporter: with those mittens in hand, we wanted even more proof we could match the cost. headed to lion brand yarn, a company across the country, a very simple question tonight, these olympic mittens, $14, made in china. could we make them here for the same amount? >> i bet we could. >> reporter: and she was out to prove it. they even carry a color already called olympic blue. the color is called olympic. >> this color is called olympic, yes. >> reporter: that's right. so this is it right here? >> this is it right here. >> reporter: and where is it made? >> it is made in america. >> reporter: and the price? >> it's only 6.49 a ball. you can probably get two pairs of mittens out of this. >> reporter: out of one roll. you can help the u.s. olympic team and american workers if you bought american yarn. >> yes. >> reporter: and another message
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from the workers at midwest gloves & gear. >> all: we can do it. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. and still ahead this half hour, peanut butter that is not just for the kids. >> "insomniac kitchen" coming up next. >> "insomniac kitchen" coming up next. coming up next. >>
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♪ ♪ early in the morning peanut peanut butter ♪ all right. peanut butter is one of those feel-good foods that pairs so well with others, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate but what about peanut butter and pickles. >> mm-mm. pregnant ladies have been known to crave that combo, by the way, but not this pregnant lady, no, no, no. our nick watt visited a peanut butter company where such a sandwich is really on the menu. check out this edition of "insomniac kitchen."
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>> reporter: we're just outside of peanut butter and company in new york city. it is peanut butter paradise. go inside. peanut butter and company. everyone's dream, all peanut butter everywhere. and you are going to help us make the pregnant lady. >> that's right. we're going to make a really fun sandwich called the pregnant lady. it has got peanut butter and a very special ingredient. can you guess what it is? >> pickles. >> reporter: what pregnant lady doesn't crave pickles? >> exactly. >> reporter: our co-anchor diana is actually pregnant. so i want to take one back to her. >> oh, congratulations. wonderful. like all good sandwiches, we start with bread. >> reporter: my kind of cooking. >> with a peanut butter sandwich, we open the bread like a book so when you close it stays nice and neat. we will start with peanut butter. >> crunchy or smooth? >> because the pickles are crunchy, i go smooth. go about an eighth of an inch to the edge so when we
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put them together, we don't get too much of a squish factor. these are bread and butter pickles and i personally think they're the best pickles used on a sandwich. we will arrange the pickles and you don't have to overlap them. >> reporter: stack them. >> just an even layer of pickles. >> reporter: is there a trick? >> no. we're just going to close that book, like i said, and we're just going to lay that bread with peanut butter down over our layer with pickles. everyone in america i think has a love affair with peanut butter or peanut butter sandwiches. good ol' pb&js. >> reporter: can't go wrong. >> and now the peanut butter and pickle sandwich, the pb&p. >> reporter: for the pregnant women out there, this is for you. mm-mm. >> put that in your mouth. >> you want some? >> no thank you. >> are you sure? >> no. i want to point out to the audience, the most important part of the piece was that you have to fold it together like a book. >> oh. >> like a book. >> no wonder it has been so messy. i have just been doing this every time -- >> right in your mouth.
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it's durable. and it's 3 times cleaner. so ditch your dishcloth and switch to bounty duratowel. ♪ last time for posterity. >> that music being played for rob and rob alone. >> oh. >> yeah, that feels nice. whoo. where's that peanut butter? >> you have to go nice and slow with that one. hurts to be on the pole trying to go so slow. >> hold it. >> oh. there it is. >> where's the dollars? dollar bills, y'all. >> you know what, i'm not too proud, no. i'm not too proud. no shame here. one last pole dance for the road. >> there you go. >> felt good. >> just for you guys. hope you enjoyed that. all right. now to a real mom who is lashing out to the so-called fit mom,
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the california mom of three whose bikini pic sparked outrage. >> cameron rumfit, a body that's not all that cracked up to be. abc's bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: take a look at these pictures. these two women might look like they have a lot in common. both mothers of three, both now internet sensations after posting post-baby body photos that have gone viral. but their messages are completely different. 35-year-old taurin brumfit is making waves online for her series of post-baby body photos. she says after the birth of her third child she became obsessed with getting back to her prepregnancy body, working out to get this post-baby body, she even considered plastic surgery. >> my body changed a lot of having three children, and i tried really hard to get it back to the shape it was before the pregnancy. >> reporter: but now she's showing off her current body, 20 pounds heavier with a rounded stomach.
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a post-baby body most women call more realistic. >> i really wanted to show women that you can love your body before and you can love your body after. >> reporter: her photos are now drawing comparisons to maria cane, the mom of three whose bare abs and blunt "what's your excuse" photo caption led to a firestorm of reactions with many accusing her of fat shaming. >> i'm not a bully. >> reporter: rumfit is now speaking out against king saying these ideals are unrealistic and unhealthy and wants to encourage women to love their bodies at any size. >> health is not dictated by someone's look, their size or their weight. >> reporter: but she says she's simply a healthy mom trying to be a positive role model. so is there a right or wrong answer in this great mom debate? >> i think we have to be very careful in our society not to characterize something as normal or not normal, beautiful or not beautiful. >> reporter: bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. >> i know i'm beautiful. i love my body.
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this morning on "world news now" just days away from one of the busiest travel weeks. an abc exclusive uncovered about weapons on airplanes. a travel nightmare for commuters trying to navigate an expressway covered in black ice. more than 30 cars involved and traffic snarled for hours. plus, a life well lived and a job well done. a shoe shiner hangs up his brush, but only after giving away a huge chunk of his earnings. and a star shocker. justin bieber makes a major announcement about his future. details in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 18th. ♪ never be alone i could be a gentleman ♪
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here we are. >> here we are once again. >> yes, indeed. >> look at who it is, everybody. how are you? >> i'm good. i'm not going to lie to america. this was a little last-minute decision my filling in, a little last minute but good to be back on the overnight. >> you are a hero tonight for being here, and we appreciate you. >> it is not a problem. you know me, the heart is always with this show. gone for a while but good to be back. >> you have your coke, so you are good. >> caffeine here, water, mike and ike the way i like, and i'm ready to go. >> you are ready? >> yes. i'm ready to go. so it is good to see you, and this is the last time i will ever do this. this is it. >> like you said. >> this is it. >> well, for now this is it. i'm still here for another two weeks. >> oh, you're still here before we have our baby. >> before our baby comes, and then we both leave. >> that's it. >> we're both going on maternity leave. >> i got to leave.
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>> by the way, really quickly, we're also going to talk about the mega millions. there are at least two winners as of right now. that's what we know. we're not going to tell you where so that you have to watch the rest. >> stay tuned for that. money, money, money. >> all right. let's get started. we do begin with new details in that deadly shooting at a reno hospital. >> a scary story here. a gunman opened fire killing one person and critically wounding two others. he then took his own life. investigators say the shooting was not random, but they're not sure exactly why the victims were targeted. a doctor is among those injured. as americans get ready to travel for christmas, abc news has obtained exclusive information about something startling that is happening at airports around the country. >> another scary story. a record number of passengers are stopped trying to bring guns on planes, a clear violation of rules we all know, right. with more on this now, here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: this guy is clearly not going to make his plane because just like a record number of travelers this year, he brought a gun to the airport. this one.
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that's right. nearly 1750 times tsa screeners have pulled luggage from the security belt because it carried a gun, often loaded carried by some otherwise smart people, there's bill russell, nba legend. this is his confiscated weapon or the wife of noted gun advocate ted nugent. she was carrying this piece through dallas. >> what are people thinking? >> virtually everybody says i forgot or i just had a different bag than i usually have. >> reporter: the number of guns confiscated by the tsa skyrocket ed from 660 in 2005 to double that in 2011 and nearly triple in 2013. that tracks with a rise in the number of weapons americans are carrying. 19 million new and used bought last year alone. but none of the weapons nabbed in 2013 was intended to be used on a plane. in fact, one of the rare times a gun was used in a terror plot was back in 1985. this twa flight hijacked to
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beirut. >> it's not like terrorists are trying to get through with weapons. >> reporter: still, with all of that liquor and flaring of tempers on board today's jets, guns on board remain unwise and illegal, and it's not just guns. everything from knives to swords to mace and grenades captured this year. brass knuckles, even if on your purse, are illegal to bring on a plane, and if your weapon of choice is artfully concealed like this sword in a walking stick or these ninja tools inside a book, the charges can be even more serious. the airports with the most guns confiscated, atlanta and dallas. tsa screeners confiscate an average of five guns a day, and insist without this screening techniques, american aviation would be back in the days of hijackings. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> such a comforting story as the country gets ready to travel for christmas. >> oh.
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>> it's scary. i mean, people know the rules. some of it has to be accidental but there has to be a percentage that's not. they are trying to see if they can get away with something. >> i think this also has to do -- you know, there's an increased number of people feel the need to have a gun on them at all times, and i think that's also increased. that's part of the story. more and more people are carrying guns. more and more people are buying guns and, therefore, they are getting in to the airports, thankfully not on the planes but for every one or five a day that is found and confiscated, you have to wonder if any are actually getting through. >> how many reports have we seen since 9/11 in this country about the things that make it through. if you want to find a silver lining, it is good to see they are catching the stuff and not making it into the air. but one quick note, fellows, if you ever meet a woman who has brass knuckles on her purse, just me, i would just leave her alone and wait for the next fella to handle that. just a little word of caution. >> so you're not into that? >> no, not that rough. [ laughter ] woo!
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>> well, i'm sure glad that -- >> yeah, boy. >> i can't do this this early in the morning. okay. moving on to this now, this is actually a serious story now. let's move on. we have new details about the student who opened fire in his colorado high school last week. authorities say karl pierson apparently intended to do a lot more harm than he actually did. he had letters and numbers corresponding to five different locations inside of his school written on his arm. investigators believe he planned to target those areas and they say pierson had more than 125 rounds of ammunition with him. he took his own life last friday as security guards closed in. two people have died in the crash of a small plane in northwest atlanta. the aircraft had just taken off en route to new orleans when it went down in a wooded area. neighbors in the area said the plane narrowly missed nearby houses. they ran to the crash site to look for survivors but were kept back by the explosion and all the flames.
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and here's an absolutely terrifying scene from ontario, canada. the construction worker was trapped on a crane as a huge fire burned right below him. the fire was burning in a building that was under construction. eventually a search and rescue helicopter, you see it there, came to the rescue. a crewman secured the worker, and both of them were hoisted into the chopper. lucky guy. look at that. well, nasa is dropping everything for three emergency repair calls as the two american astronauts aboard the international space station will take risky space walks to try to fix the station's cooling system. abc's neal karlinsky reports on the walks that are scheduled for christmas day. >> reporter: it wasn't an easy decision, but nasa says a series of dangerous space walks will be necessary to get the international space station back in working order. the two american astronauts on board, rick mastracchio and michael hopkins, will suit up and head out at 5:15 a.m. saturday for a six-hour mission to repair the troubled cooling system, which keeps the station
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from overheating. >> the loops are designed to take away that heat that's generated and to regulate the temperature of the mechanisms and of the environment for the astronauts. >> reporter: astronaut doug wheelock performed a similar mission three years ago and knows what they're up against. >> any time we open that hatch, i get asked a lot, is it dangerous? as soon as we go to open the hatch, it becomes dangerous. >> reporter: the last time they performed a space lock, the astronaut nearly drowned when water leaked into his helmet. >> my head is really wet. >> reporter: the repair this time is not a simple one. a second space walk is scheduled for monday, and a third, if needed, will take the astronauts into the vacuum of space on christmas day leaving nasa engineers down on earth holding their breath before they can celebrate. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. at least two people are a whole lot richer this morning. there were two winning tickets drawn in last night's mega millions jackpot.
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one was sold at this gift shop in san jose, california, and the other one in georgia. the $636 million jackpot will be split between the two winners, and in case you haven't checked your numbers, here they are, 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, and the mega ball is 7. >> if you listen closely, you can hear half the country go, oh. >> i already had that moment. >> me, too. well, icy roadways here in the new york area last night. wow, take a look at this. those conditions on the rudloff ways led to this 30-car pileup in brooklyn. drivers describe the expressway as a sheet of ice as they lost control and plowed into the car ahead. there were no serious injuries but, as you can imagine, traffic was snarled for hours. last thing new york needs is more tough traffic. luckily no injuries. here's a look at the weather. it will be cold but clear for most of the northeast. cold with some snow showers near
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the great lakes and it's going to be cooler than usual in the southeast. and there will be either snow or rain along the west coast. temperatures will only reach the teens and 20s in new england and the upper midwest. highs today in the south will be in the 40s and 50s and in the 70s and 80s in southern california. >> you know, rob, around here, we absolutely know that there are a lot of people that go out of their way to get their drink on. >> i cannot agree with you more, baby. >> here's one extreme example. >> suddenly it happened in florida where a guy had trapped a small alligator, and he wanted to trade it. well, we should say he admits to trying to trade it for a 12-pack of beer. >> no way. police cited 64-year-old fernando aguilero for illegally capturing and trying to sell it at his local market. a quote from the cop sums it up best, "he just wanted to have beer in his system." fernando, sometimes we know the feeling. >> i'm shocked. he doesn't look like the type. oh, yes, indeed. all right. coming up, some big hollywood
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news. is it the end of the road for pop's most powerful young star? the biebs making an unexpected announcement. but first couples that sing together stay together? a celebrity couple speaks out about the challenges of love in the public eye. you are watching "world news now." ♪ lucky i'm in love with my best friend ♪ mucinex dm max strength. mucinex max strength.
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katy perry and john mayer are making beautiful music together. the celebrity couple went public in a song for john's new album. >> it's risky business of course to mix work and play. >> oh, yeah. >> trust me. but they say the music made them do it. we are up all "nightline" with abc's david wright. ♪ my boy ain't the one >> reporter: a loving duet debuted on "gma." that bucking bull the only hint of the turmoil of celebrity romance. >> katy is a superstar for a reason. >> aww! >> reporter: in real life, katy perry and john mayer may have had their ups and downs but as they told george stephanopoulos, they're emphatically back together. >> the two of you never sat down for a tv interview together? >> yep. we don't quite know exactly what kind of body language we are supposed to be exhibiting. >> reporter: for such public figures it is not easy. >> too much touchy-feely or too
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far away, i don't see chemistry. >> reporter: there is something about peers finding romance in real life. ♪ beyonce and jay-z come to mind, pop royalty, and the king and queen seem to be in perfect harmony on stage and off. >> i just want to try one thing. >> reporter: but it can be tricky too as "twilight" star kristen stewart has found out, the fairy tale can come back to bite you. >> i'm sorry. >> the issue with celebrity romance is that if you break up, the audiences tend to pick sides. >> reporter: taylor swift has practically made a career out of the breakup song. ♪ we are never ever ever getting back together ♪ >> reporter: there's one for every partner. ♪ this is me >> reporter: and, of course, there's the possibility of revenge songs. ♪ i'm [ bleep ] matt damon she's [ bleep ] matt damon ♪ >> reporter: sarah silverman perfected that for her ex jimmy kimmel. >> this is some of your stuff that you left when you left. >> oh. >> reporter: which is not to
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wish any bad karma on katy perry and john mayer. ♪ baby it's who you love >> reporter: so clearly in the first blush of romance and expressing it in song. here's wishing them all the magic will last. i'm david wright for "nightline" in hollywood. >> see, i hope the relationship does last because john mayer is a reformed ho. so i hope it does last. >> it would be nice for his ho'ing to stop. calm down with the ho'ing. >> coming up, rolling in the dough. a new top earner in tinseltown. >> a new kardashian controversy. i came back for this. it is all about eyebrows. we'll explain next in "the skinny." he skinny." continues after this from our
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♪ skinny so skinny i'm bummed it is my last ever "skinny," everyone's favorite segment. but we have some good stuff. we will make it a good one here. justin bieber, my favorite, he's so dreamy. he went on a radio show recently. >> yes. >> and made some very big announcements about his future, what the 19-year-old is going to do next. take a listen. >> really. >> now the new album, man, what's up with the new album? give me names, give me dates. >> new album, i'm actually retiring, man. >> no.
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>> i'm retiring. yeah. >> i'm glad you announced it. i'm not going to play nothing else but that. >> i'm retiring. i'm taking -- i'm taking -- i'm just going to take some time. i think i'm probably going to quit music. >> i'm retiring, man. i'm retiring. >> what was that? what? what was that? >> i don't know. apparently the biebs says he is leaving the music game at just 19 years old. says he's going to retire and take time for himself. of course, people are skeptical saying it is a publicity ploy for the next album. and it isn't really true. what else could he do? he's not going to get a job at wal-mart. what's next for biebs? who knows. we'll see if it's real or not. sorry all of you teeny boppers, out there. your boy could be calling it quits but i doubt it. >> i don't think so. what is it with the sunglasses and raspy voice. did you see the guy behind him looking at him like you are such a punk? if these cameras weren't on, i would bust your butt. >> maybe a little temporary reprieve. >> that would be nice. >> maybe a year or two off. okay, moving on to this,
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dwayne "the rock" johnson apparently according to "forbes" has been named the top earning movie star. check him out. he's kind of like come from behind, this guy. i mean, he was huge, then he kind of went away, but he does movies all the time. he had five movies out in 2013, "snitch," "g.i. joe," "retaliation," "pain and gains," "fast & furious 6" for a combined total of $1.3 billion around the world. >> you can smell what the rock is cooking and making. well done. >> have to end "the skinny" with my favorite of all time, kim kardashian, my ex-wife. she's back in the news. she posted this picture of her 6-month-old daughter, remember north west. >> north west. >> they call nori. and there was some push-back because some people looked at the picture and said it looks like the girl had her eyebrows waxed, that kim had the baby's eyebrows waxed. so it set off this whole firestorm on social media after she posted the picture.
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♪ boogie woogie ray ♪ chattanooga shoe shine boy one of america's most reliable philanthropists is making a special contribution tomorrow. >> this is a great story. albert lexie will get his final check for shining shoes at pittsburgh's children's hospital and then donate it back to children in need. reporter wendy bell of our pittsburgh station has his remarkable story. >> lots of walking, huh. >> reporter: albert lexie would never tell you that his is a difficult job. what it is -- >> just i think natural on this. >> n-n-neutral. >> neutral, yeah. >> reporter: -- is albert's
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gift. for 31 years, albert has pushed this purple cart through the boughs of children's hospital. >> this is the brush i use. >> reporter: his saddle soap and polish and his love raising money for sick kids, one step, one shoe at a time. albert's shines cost $5, but everyone tips. >> okay. thank you. >> there you go. >> thank you. >> reporter: over the years, after shining all of those shoes -- >> i would say maybe 100,000. >> reporter: -- albert has donated every tip to children who need the money far more than he. >> it makes you feel good when you do something for the kids, you know? >> reporter: more than $200,000. one-third of his lifetime earnings. >> just give the money to help different care funds. >> reporter: but now it's time.
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albert's getting tired. the walk is getting harder, the shines a little tougher. and albert is throwing in his towel. >> yeah, i just did, you know. >> reporter: a magical little man whose message is worth more than his money. >> it's good to be a hero. >> wow. >> if that doesn't warm your heart. >> oh, he's been recognized by "people" magazine and major league baseball for his contributions. >> that's incredible, and he actually made himself a shoe shine box in eighth grade shop class. and, you know, he left school shortly after that. but it was something in him from an early age, and you don't see that kind of loyalty these days anymore, so stick with that good heart. good to see that kind of stuff this time of year. there are still angels among us, folks. >> he didn't finish high school but he did get an honorary degree from his high school because of what he does. >> well earned, sir. well earned and well lived.
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morning america." have a great wednesday. making news in america this morning -- winner, winner, chicken dinner. more than one lucky ticketholder will take home the near-record mega millions jackpot. new details on where they were sold. also this morning, deadly crash. a plane goes one in a neighborhood, while residents look on. >> it looked like it was headed straight towards my house. >> how the pilot's actions likely saved a lot more people on the ground. high drama. a worker perched on the end of a construction crane with raging fire behind him. his harrowing rescue, all caught on camera. also this morning, immaculate reception. a security agent is in the right place at exactly the right time.

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