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♪ oh, the joys of falling in love, finding the one, eventually getting hitched. >> knock yourself out. how's this story going to end? >> what if you abandon the entire process of the so-called relationship process and let a relationship guru decide for you? >> what's the fun in that? >> we have heard of love at first sight but what about marriage at first sight. we are "up all nightline" with abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: three beautiful brides getting ready to walk down the aisle. >> i'm scared. >> reporter: and into the arms of their waiting groom. >> let's do this. >> reporter: everything is perfect. the dresses, the flowers, the champagne, but there's just one catch --
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>> i think i just made the worst decision of my life. >> reporter: they are about to marry someone they have never met. >> pleasure to meet you. nice to meet you. >> the brides and grooms total strangers. >> do you take vaughn copeland to be your husband? >> reporter: and their first words to each other. >> i do. >> i do. >> i do. >> yes. >> reporter: these six brave souls agree to this extreme social experiment last march for the reality show "married at first sight." allowing four self-proclaimed relationship experts to find their perfect match. after five weeks, the couples have a choice to get a divorce or stay together. >> i want to stay married. >> i want to spend the rest of my life with you. >> we have decided to get a divorce. >> reporter: for the two couples who stayed married the cameras never stopped rolling. a new spinoff show showcases
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their first year of marriage. back on their big day, 32-year-old doug henner and 28-year-old jamie otis weren't seeing eye to eye and the days after that -- no honeymoon. the two decided to tough it out, even moving to a new home, hoping they'd fall in love. >> it has to be hard to hear, i'm not in love with you. he's like have you ever been in love with someone in a month. give it time. >> sorry, lady. this is mommy and daddy time. >> reporter: for jamie and doug, love did eventually blossom. >> i love it. >> reporter: the marriage is going so well that jamie may be getting carried away. >> making the money so we can have a baby. >> yeah. you are really in to this whole baby thing, huh? >> you are not? >> i mean eventually. >> reporter: for now, doug just wants to spend time with his new wife.
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>> we both want kids. i would rather have that strong foundation first before we introduce, you know a baby into the mix. >> yeah. >> reporter: turns out, what they needed was patience. and invaluable guidance from the show's relationship experts. something maybe we could all use. i'm linzie janis in new york. >> did you know jamie was on season 16 of "the bachelor" with ben and labelled as having one of the most awkward kisses on the show. thank you. i can't believe we have this. >> she's the bachelorette? >> he's the bachelor. she's trying to win his heart and this is one of the most awkward kisses ever. >> that's how your win his heart. i don't remember this moment. >> i don't either. >> he was the bachelor? >> yeah. season 16. >> when was that? like in the '70s or something. >> we should say "married at first sight" airs on fyi network, which is partially
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owned by disney abc. coming up in the next half hour, thieves in your home but this one already has keys to your home. real estate agent stealing from a house they were supposed to be showing. but first, the sound of the road. could that rumble coming from your car's engine be a fake and why? you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> those iconic rides and hot rod era has a certain style, something missing with the more efficient engines is the noise. >> the vroom, vroom hasn't disappeared but it is not coming from your engine. >> not the engine itself. vroom, vroom, into the room. >> vroom, david wright explains. >> reporter: nothing more american than that sound. >> it is a great performer. >> reporter: deep dark growl of the v-8 engine. from the muscle cars that inspired the beach boys. ♪ she's real fine my 409 ♪ >> reporter: or the ones that catapulted the likes of steve mcqueen. but it turns out many modern cars are faking it. this is the new 2015 mustang an eco-boost turbo four cylinder with an eight cylinder sound. in other words, a green car that
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sounds like a gas guzzler. close your eyes now and compare that sound to the '69 mustang. can you tell the difference? it is a feat of audio, not auto engineering and a lot of cars are doing it. hollywood engineer peter brown did the sound for the "fast and furious" movies and the nissan leaf. >> they wanted it to sound fast and furious and wanted hollywood's input. you have electric razor. >> reporter: the result a sound not from the engine but the car's speakers. >> i can imagine the day where you could change the sound in your car as easily as the ring tone on your phone. >> mustang mach one. >> detroit seems to be betting that most of us still love the good old-fashioned sound of the muscle. david wright, abc news. >> guys have been doing this a long time. you can go to auto shop and pick
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>> that's a football game i'd watch. speaking of deflated things in football deflate-gate now hitting the australian open. take a look at this. this photo was tweeted out by patrick mcenroe with the #uh-oh. that was a giant tennis ball yesterday at the australian open. of course it's a joke. >> it's a joke. time now for a little polka. the ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ around the world and up your street that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it is late at night and you are wide awake and you are not ♪ wearing pants so grab your ♪"world news now" and everybody
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this morning on "world news now," extreme weather. the miserable winter storm that dumped a foot of snow in texas taking aim at the southeast before turning into a nor'easter. quarterback questions. the tom brady of the new england patriots cheat? the star athlete's comments and the investigation in to deflated footballs. sex scandal, britain's prince andrew speaks publicly for the first time about allegations he had sex with an underaged teenager. the latest allegations. and later in "the skinny," how "glee" singer lea michele is giving a new meaning to the song "let it go." >> did she find this blockbuster song really sickening. it is january 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> we're talking about "let it go." we can't wait to get to the lea michele story. >> can we? >> i'm interested in more details about it. >> you might be saying -- i might not say that later. talking weather. this will be a heck of a weekend. the powerful winter storm is making a beeline for the east coast. it unleashed blinding snow on the texas panhandle. heavy snow forced schools and office buildings to shut down from amarillo to el paso. now that system is on the move poised to unleash snow, rain and sleet on some of the biggest cities in the east. here's more from abc's ted rowland. >> reporter: millions of americans getting slammed by snow and ice. it's the worst storm of the season for some areas of the south. nearly a foot of snow falling in parts of new mexico and texas. in houston, the fog so thick drivers barely able see. on the roads across the region it is white-knuckle driving. >> it was horrible. i hate this weather. >> as the temperature drops, i'm going to be in the house. >> reporter: as the southern storm moves east it is expected
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to bring heavy rain to georgia and florida. by friday night, the system is expected to move up the coast to the carolinas bringing ice and snow to the northeast. >> it's going to be a big rain producer across the southeast. then as the storm intensifies off the northeast coast of the united states, that's when the snow accumulations pick up, especially in southern new england. >> reporter: preparations are under way in many areas warning drivers about the approaching storm. >> just take it easy and just take your time. >> reporter: ted rowlands, abc news, los angeles. the same storm system is dumping heavy rain along the gulf coast and triggering dangerous flooding in texas. a woman had to be rescued after her suv was swept away to a flooded creek. this is near austin. she grabbed to a tree branch and hung on for dear life until emergency crews pulled her to safety. checking the national forecast a storm system that pounded texas brings downpours and airport delays to atlanta.
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thunderstorms in the gulf region, rain and snow showers in the great lakes. storms move in to the pacific northwest. fog in california's central valley. >> as far as the temperatures go, 50s seattle, kansas city and dallas, 40s. denver atlanta, washington, d.c. 30s minneapolis, chicago, new york and boston before this weekend's nor'easter. the huge fire that raged through a luxury apartment complex in new jersey has been labeled an accident. investigators say it was ignited by building maintenance workers who were doing plumbing repairs. the fire was smoldering 24 hours after it started. everyone made it out alive. some tenants, though, are devastated after losing their pets. >> the captain of the fire department had to drag me out of there because i wouldn't leave my cats. >> dragged her out last minute because she wouldn't leave her cats and her cats are dead. >> reporter: 1,000 people have been displaced by the fire. the building is still smoldering this morning, 24 hours after the fire started. two people remain unaccounted for after the
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mansion fire in maryland. two more bodies were removed from what's left of the house yesterday. investigators would not say whether they were the bodies of adults or children. the medical examiner has not identified the victims. four children ranging in ages from 6 to 8, and their grandparents are believed to have died. saudi arabia's king abdullah passed away at the age of 90. his half brother has taken over the leadership role. the white house announced last night vice president biden would lead the u.s. delegation to saudi arabia for the memorial. the mother of one of the japanese hostages held by isis is making a last-minute plea for his life. the mother of the journalist pleaded with the japanese government to save her son. the captors said the two hostages would be killed today unless a $200 million ransom was met. the government spokesperson says japan has been trying to reach those hostages -- excuse me those who are holding the
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hostages. britain's prince andrew is on the defensive over allegations he had sex with a teenager. he addressed those allegations during a trip to switzerland. abc's terry moran is there. >> reporter: an embattled prince andrew under tremendous pressure finally speaking out publicly about the sex scandal engulfing him. >> i think must and for the record refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks. >> reporter: those events allegations in u.s. federal court by virginia roberts. she says she was coerced in to having sex with the prince three times starting when she was 17, all denied by palace officials. >> i just wish to reiterate and reaffirm the statements which have already been made on my behalf by buckingham palace. my focus is on my work. >> reporter: the public focus on this he said/she said dispute and her evidence this photo from 2001 in london. roberts 17 at the time with
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prince andrew. she said they had sex that night. flight logs that list roberts on private flights to the three locations where she said her sexual encounters happened. prince andrew's admitted former friendship with a man roberts said recruited her for sex with andrews and others. billionaire jeffrey epstein, a convicted sex offender whose plea bargained to one year in jail roberts wants overturned. for virginia roberts, now a wife and mom of three in colorado, this is far from over. in court documents she issued a stark challenge to prince andrew, swear on your oath that you are innocent. terry moran, abc news, davos, switzerland. the new england patriots will be back at practice today with the deflate-gate controversy showing no signs of ending. yesterday coach bill belichik didn't help matters much. he denied responsibility for letting the air out of the footballs ahead of the afc title game victory. his 8 1/2 minute statement was
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followed by three minutes of no explanation how the balls were deflated. when it was the golden boy's turn, tom brady, pretty much the same stuff. >> i didn't alter the ball in any way. i would never do anything to break the rules. >> as far as the scandal goes, brady said i think there's a lot of people that have a lot more information than me. he also said the nfl -- this part really threw some people off -- the nfl has not even contacted him about the footballs yet. okay. nascar's most recognizable driver said he has one more season left in him. jeff gordon, number 24, says this year will be his last in nascar but he won't say he's retiring. the 43-year-old gordon is third on nascar's all-time win list. he's been nascar champion four times since debuting in 1992 and he is widely credited with expand nascar's appeal to a wider audience. social media went a little crazy
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when tennis star bouchard was asked for and gave a twirl during a post match interview to show off the outfit at the australian open. some are calling the request from a male interviewer sexist and some are asking whether a man would be asked to do the same thing. bouchard called it unexpected and said it was funny. and my co-anchor is having tourette's on the anchor set. >> it is fine. >> would you do me a favor and do a twirl? >> i don't have a problem doing a twirl for you. >> stand up. let's see the full ensemble. in the situation we are talking about here, she's seen as the new young hot thing. really, in the tennis world and elsewhere, as a sex symbol thing. >> new, young, hot thing. >> yes, she is and the outfits they wear a lot of the tournaments now -- it's about fashion these days. you see what some of the williams sisters wear. they are fashionable outfits. what if a woman would have asked her to do a twirl? >> i don't think a woman would
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have asked. i think that's the point. if i was on the court that would not have been my first question to her. i would tell you, i agree on the fashion but maybe i would have asked her about it and then maybe blogged about it later. >> the twirl is too much. >> thank you for your twirl this morning. >> people in -- >> there are a lot of women who tweet about you and i'm sure they appreciate your twirl this morning. >> i shouldn't be asked to twirl either. why are you asking me to twirl? >> because you are on the side of the twirl. >> i wasn't supporting the twirl. >> you were supporting the twirl. >> i would never ask that young lady to do that. are you crazy? are you crazy. no way. >> that's what the controversy is. >> absolutely not. >> thank you. glad we clarified. >> we're going to come back to this story after the break. people in colts country having a ball with deflate-gate scandal and poking fun at the patriots. everybody is right now. indianapolis radio station is making a public appeal asking listeners to drop off partially
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showing. this is not the first time we have seen this happen. abc's linzie janis reports. >> reporter: she may look at home but police say the woman rifling through this pantry is virginia realtor sara reeves allegedly using her easy access to this upscale home to steal prescription drugs. they say reeves takes the bottle in to the kitchen, pouring the pain medicine in to her own container and then putting the bottle back. surveillance video also capturing this possible clue -- reeves walks into the home wearing a coat and hat, but only puts on those yellow gloves once she's inside. those gloves preventing fingerprints maybe, but not preventing reeves from being caught red handed by the homeowners. >> you trust the people that come in to your house and it was just shocking. >> reporter: they say they just installed cameras after some jewelry went missing during an open house.
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>> i called the police department and it was highly illegal activity she was involved in. >> reporter: reeves now charged with felony possession of a narcotic and larceny and she's not the only realtor accused of behaving badly. >> realtor accused of a despicable crime. >> reporter: these agents caught on camera stealing jewelry in arizona and pilfering, yep, prescription drugs in florida. so how do you make sure your realtor is less like these guys and more like, well, "modern family's" phil dunphy? >> i have been in your house when you are not at home. no, i'm not a burglar. i'm a realtor. >> reporter: experts say check with other customers. were they happy? then research on-line. look for reviews on zillow and yelp. but what about other realtors like reeves who wasn't the listing agent for the home? experts say consider asking your agent to be present at all showings.
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a trusted set of eyes to prevent a scene like this. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> i have never had to sell a house but never thought about the other real estate agents, too. >> absolutely. >> i would put cameras in every single room if i was listing a home. let me tell you. >> a lot of people recommend you do so. >> okay. now we learn that. how lea michele let it go on the set of "glee". also another superstar duet for lady gaga. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny. leading us off, a beloved song by so many. but how could it have made the star of "glee" sick. >> a lot of people are saying it made them sick by this point. we're talking about "let it go." you may have heard of it. jimmy kimmel with lea michele who sang the song on "glee" said she had a rough time with the song onset. >> she looked in to the falling snow and got some stuck in her throat and had to throw up. she admitted the day didn't start off well for her and she wasn't feeling her best but she recovered and got a good take in not before the crew captured her nauseous moment and slo-moed it for her. >> we don't have that video.
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>> we don't unfortunately. it is impossible to get sick of the song. right? >> i'd say so. i'm not over it yet and i work here at disney. we have to listen to it. we walk in the front door and the song is playing. let's move on to another singer making waves in the business for her unusual appearance on stage. you know her. this is one song i'm close to throwing up, not because of the song itself, but there's a version in here that plays in the studio that you all don't know about, chandelier. her new hit "elastic heart" features the same young dancer from the chandelier video. she is seen with shia labeouf in the controversial video. the word she might be replaced. >> it is because of a tweet. it reads parents and guardians, if you have an l.a.-based 8 to 12-year-old who wants to be on tv with me, send me videos of them lip syncing "elastic
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heart." >> we'll see. >> a lot of people are curious. >> i know you are. can i submit a video even if i'm not age 12? >> try it, why not? >> lady gaga has been busy letting us see a softer side. she's been showing her vocal chops most recently with legendary tony bennett but could there be a new collaborator on the horizon? >> it's been a while since we've heard from adele. she's reportedly busy working on an album. we got a hint who she is recording with. lady gaga posted this double selfie of the two of them with the caption, nothing like a wednesday night night bro-down with the beautiful adele. >> you see adele holding her laptop but sadly not much info out there. we only hope it is true. while we may have to wait for new music from gaga and adele we have been blessed with a new track from grammy award-winning crooner michael bolton.
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execute hostages so the outlook is obviously quite grim. >> got a military age male on a cell phone watching the cowboy, over. >> people still have very passionate and polarized opinions about the rightness of going to war in iraq, whether or not celebrating sniper kills is something that we should be doing. >> the shadow of crisis has past and the state of the union is strong. >> many families feel they are working harder and harder with less and less to show for it. >> despite the clear differences that remain between our countries, the united states and cuba can find opportunities to advance our mutually shared interest. >> she told me she had a child, she had elijah and all of that good stuff. she said i'm 18. i'm not lying to you. i said all right. she had fake i.d. she showed me.
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she had a job and stuff. she showed me. >> i think i heard it all about this point. it's ridiculous. >> because they are the dominant team of this era there are people that think it taints their legacy going forward. >> here i am, won the most important game of our season, and right in front of your eyes your life -- somebody that's in danger. some things out there that's more important. >> our look back doesn't end here. don't forget to check out our facebook page. in case you missed it, the most memorable moments from the past week some funny, some strange. strange, really? >> i need to look back myself. we have a lot of strange moments don't you? >> people call them strange. what do you call them? >> adorable. >> there it is. you can check out our adorable moments on-line. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. ecades.
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r good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. here's the headlines we are good morning to you all. here are the top headlines we're following on world news new. tom brady and bell belichick are offering no explanation how the game balls became deflated in the victory against the colts. saudi arabia is mourning after the passing of king abdullah. >> joe biden will lead the delegation to saudi arabia for the funeral. jeff gordon says he has one more season left in him.
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he's credited with widening the sports fan base. at age 43 he's not saying he's retiring. those are some of our top stories on this friday, january 23rd. we're talking about it before we get on the air with you. football football. deflated footballs. who knew? did you watch the press conferences? >> even bill belichick was saying he didn't know about the process. bill belichick. >> somebody did. something is up. yesterday did not help squash this whole controversy at all. i have a lot more questions. deflate-gate is what we're calling it. if you're looking for any explanation, you won't get them from new england patriots coach or the star player. they don't seem to know anything at this point. >> that was a take away from the media appearances by bill belichick and quarterback tom
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brady. abc's richard cantu has more. >> he's not known as a scrambler on the field. >> i was not aware. i have no knowledge of any wrongdoing. >> new england patriots quarterback shook off all blame for deeflatedeflate-gate. >> i would never do anything to break the rules. >> how he failed to notice that 11 of the 12 footballs his team used to beat the indianapolis coats were underinflated. >> once i'm out on the field, i have no thought of the football at that point. >> there's not one equipment manager or ball boy in the nfl that would take it upon himself to deflate a football 2 psi unless the starting quarterback knew about it. >> the balls were approved by a ref more than two hours before the game. experts say the only time they could have been deflated was in the final minutes before kickoff or during the game on the sideline. >> ryan smith found out how fast
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it can be done. >> just like that. >> three, four seconds. >> the nfl is in no hurry to question tom brady. he says they haven't asked him about deflate-gate. for now, he's getting pumped up about super sunday. >> i think we're focused on trying to go out and beat the seahawks. tom cantu, abc news, new york. today is the day that isis rebels say they're going to kill two japanese hostages mother of one of the men is making a plea. she begged the japanese government to save her son. a government spokesperson insists japan will do all it can to reach those who are hol the hosstageshostages. they've demanded $200 million in ransom. carrying six pounds of meth methamphetamine -- they were too greedy taping more drugs to the
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drone than it was capable of handling. they're working to find out where the flight originated and who was at the controls. talks between the u.s. and cuba wrapped up in havana. >> while there was some progress, a major sticking point remains. serena marshall is there. >> you almost had to wonder if they were at the same meeting. we do have differences. it was part of the conversation today. >> the cuban diplomat in spanish telling reporters that human rights was not discussed. >> the u.s. wants cuba to allow for freedom of expression and assembly. while cuba says the u.s. has its own problems with ferguson and guantanamo. what did they agree on? using the vienna convention as the basis for their discussion and want to reopen embassies in both countries. and this is not going to be a quick process. after all, the last time the
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u.s. had an embassy in cuba, a first-class stamp cost 4 cents and elvis' are you lonesome tonight was a hit. >> we're not opposed to the u.s. delegation national dialog regarding human rights. >> it's not in agreement just yet. >> what you have to recognize is that we have to overcome more than 50 years of relationship that was not based on confidence or trust. >> reporter: remember this is just the first meeting. while no plans have been set yet for the second the cubans say, if invited, they'd be happy to come to d.c. reena, t.j. >> serena thank you so much. turn to texas now and police released new surveillance video of a robbery and kidnapping at an atm near dallas last week. the new images show the exact moment that a man approaches a
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victim at a drive-up atm. forces her into the trunk much her own car. hoping now this video will help them identify the man responsible and make an arrest. from salt lake city now. police say a bank robbery suspect claiming he was wearing a vest wired to explode said he was lying. he initially got away with some cash but they moved in. tackled him, evacuated the area and sent robots in. the device turned out to be fake. after a three-hour operation, the suspect was arrested. people across the texas panhandle are digging out from more than a foot of snow. i'm getting nasally just talking about it. it broke records in the amarillo area. left every inch covered in white. many schools and government offices were closed. the plows managed to clear the roads keeping accidents to a minimum. that same storm is bringing drenching rain and dangerous flooding to the warmer part of texas. a woman had to be rescued last
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night after her suv was swept away in flooded creek near austin. she grabbed a tree branch and hung on until emergency crews pulled her to safety. that storm that hit texas is on the move heading east bringing thunderstorms to tallahassee and delaying flights around atlanta with flurries around the great lakes. wet in the pacific northwest. 50s in seattle, 40s in denver atlanta, washington, d.c. 30s in salt lake city minneapolis and boston. >> banged up harry reid plans to seek reelection despite his recent accident. appearing with a bandage over his eye, he's looking forward to surgery next week to reconstruct bones around his right eye and drain blood. look at him there. injured his eye and broke ribs on new year's day when a piece of exercise equipment he was using broke. we turn to presidential
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politics. a meeting between mitt romney and jeb bush. it was to work out a deal so the two men don't end up running against each other. both sides denied that insisting this was a cordial meeting. dreamworks animation says it will cut 500 jobs by the end of this year. it also is planning to reduce the number of films it produces annually from three to two. one will be an original. the other a sequel. with the super bowl sunday just over a week away chicken wings. the sale of chicken wings are going through the roof. they're expected to wolf down 1.25 billion chicken wings. if we laid that many out from seattle to where the patriots play in massachusetts, they would actually stretch back and forth 28 times. how do you beat that? >> what is your super bowl food of choice? >> buffalo tofu.
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>> is that a real thing or did you make that up? >> my brother knows a really good recipe. >> that's a real thing? >> it is. >> wow. fascinated. >> do you think the rest of america really cares? >> this is going to be a different super bowl party over here. it's going to be chicken all over the place. >> i'm sure. >> we have 2-year-olds running around with chicken. just over a year ago. you might remember this. they had a little kid in a batman costume. saved the city of san francisco. miles scott, 5 years old. well he's in remission from leukemia and the make-a-wish foundation set up his dream day. thousands of regular folks got in on the act. >> filmmaker produced a documentary of that incredible day and it debuted this weekend at a film festival in utah. she's hoping to sell her work and there's plenty of interest in it. but so far, nothing concrete. >> it's called bat kid, the wish heard around the world. dana knock man, one of my
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his fiancee from a man who was pulling her hair. police say that's when the brawl broke out and diamond, also known as screech fled the scene. new developments this the royal sex scandal involving prince andrew and then 17-year-old girl. >> yesterday we heard from the prince for the first time since being accused in the scandal. one that involves some powerful american men. abc's karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: prince andrew finally breaking his silence. >> i think i must for the record to refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks. >> reporter: he's talking about the allegations that back in 2001 he had sexual encounters with a then 17-year-old girl. in a statement to abc news, buckingham palace denied the claims. saying any suggestion of impropriety with minors is categorically untrue. and in his first public appearance since the scandal erupted, prince andrew didn't go any further. >> i just wish to reiterate and
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to reaffirm the statements which have already been made on my behalf by buckingham palace. my focus is on my work. >> reporter: a new court document gives more details on the alleged encounters between prince andrew and then 17-year-old. in a 220-page court filing virginia roberts seen here with him when she was 17 alleges she engaged in sexual activities with the prince three times. roberts claims that prince andrew's former friend billionaire epstein forced her in to having sex with the prince and many other powerful men including politicians and businessmen. she said the tryst took place in london right after they met, in new york city and in the u.s. virgin islands when she was around 18. >> there are potential legal risks here for him. in the virgin islands and you are under 18 and you have sex with someone more than five years older that is considered
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statutory rape. >> reporter: virginia roberts said in the latest affidavit she hopes prince andrew will sit down with her lawyers under oath. t.j., reena. coming up, unfaithful fiances. the eye-opening study that says millions of married americans are hiding their money from their spouses. >> are husbands or wives more likely the culprit? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc st
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♪ shocking, just shocking results from a new poll about family finances. it shows millions of americans are hiding secret bank accounts or credit cards from their partners. >> can you guess who's doing more of the hiding? >> women. >> men. yeah. not as bad as cheating but financial infidelity sure isn't good. >> i have to go. >> so go. >> reporter: when it comes to cheating in a marriage, there's this kind heating up showtime's "the affair" and then this kind of affair, the financial kind. a new study by creditcards.com says millions of married americans are guilty of committing financial infidelity. according to the study, some 7 million americans have secret bank or credit card accounts their spouses know nothing about.
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the survey found men were more likely the ones to be doing the hiding. >> when he first came up with it i was shocked. >> reporter: robert neil in california has been a secret saver for nearly 20 years. stashing overtime money he made behind his wife winny's back. >> winny didn't know how much i was bringing home. i just told her, boy, the taxes are really tough. >> reporter: winny's been a secret spender herself. her biggest hidden splurge this furniture in their living room. >> i should have been up front in saying okay, what's your budget. >> reporter: kimberly foss says financial infidelity is more common than people think and if anything it is on the rise. >> red flags i look for missing or misdirected financial statements and the obvious one is if there is missing cash in the accounts. >> reporter: some couples have managed to make their money situation work like matthew and stephanie albright of texas who
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what's your plan? what do you think, what do you think? we're going to date? go on family vacations together? what do you think is going to happen here? >> the timing of the movie's release is some would say evidence that the boy next door is not exactly oscar bait but it doesn't mean it is not worth seeing. the village voice says it is built for dumb up pleasure and delivers. albeit somewhat modestly. >> as torrid affairs gone wrong go, this one's not juicy enough and way too predictable. >> is there a j-lo song? >> i don't know. >> i would tune in if there's a song. >> i'm not sure. >> if you are looking for something a bit more off beat this may fit your taste. this next one features johnny depp at his quirky best or worst. you can decide. he plays charlie a debonair broke aristocrat racing to find a missing painting. gwyneth paltrow, jeff goldblum
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this morning this morning on "world news now," speaking out. new england patriots star quarterback tom brady insists he's no cheater. >> i feel like i have always played within the rules. >> new details about the deflated footballs and what we're learning from the nfl. record snowfall. major storm dumped a foot of snow on texas. the blustery conditions the nor'easter threatening millions this weekend an accu-weather's predictions. and later, tuned up. using technology to make cars with small engines sound super powered. i can easily imagine the day when you can change the sound of your car as easily as the ring tone on your phone. >> a virtual rumble putting excitement back in driving. it is friday, january 23rd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you all on this friday. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. deflate-gate back again. this half hour, we're going to kick it off there. we have heard from the patriots coach, the quarterback, and we're no closer knowing how the footballs became underinflated. >> the patriots seem to be shrugging their shoulders saying we don't know what's going on here. ryan smith spoke to some of them. >> reporter: football's golden boy grilled. >> obviously i'd like to know what happened as you all would too. >> reporter: tom brady bombard with questions about espn's report that 11 of the 12 balls his team used to beat the colts were underinflated. a violation of nfl standards that some call cheating. brady was asked point-blank, are you a cheater? >> i don't believe so. i feel i have always played within the rules. >> reporter: brady is one of football's biggest stars both on the field and off. in his 13 seasons as starting
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quarterback with the patriots he has helped to make the team one of the most profitable in the league. leading them to the super bowl six times with three wins. patriots head coach bill belichik said brady picks the footballs he's going to play with. >> i have no knowledge whatsoever of this situation. tom's personal preferences on his footballs are something he can talk about in much better detail. >> reporter: brady then explained his pre-game ritual. >> you go through the process of breaking the balls in and getting comfortable with them. >> reporter: the balls in sunday's game were approved by a ref more than two hours before game time. experts say the only time they could have been deflated is the final minutes before kickoff or during the game on the sidelines. i wanted to see how long it could take to do just that. >> just like that. >> what's that. >> three, four seconds. >> reporter: brady said he had nothing to do with this and in the patriots locker room players telling me they can't
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distinguish between a regulation ball and a deflated one anyway. can you tell the difference between a ball that is two pound lighter? >> i don't know, man. >> so you can't tell the difference. >> when you hold that ball can you tell a difference? >> no. >> reporter: tom brady says he has not been contacted about the deflate-gate issue despite the nfl telling us they're investigating. when asked if tom brady will be questioned and who's been talked to so far the nfl telling us they are not commenting on the details of the review at this point. ryan smith, abc news, foxborough, massachusetts. >> you know what i find so surprising is the colts linebacker, remember the one who said -- there was talk about him saying he knew the ball was deflated and that's what started the ball rolling on this. he came out and said, no, i didn't say that. it is totally false. >> this is silly season. this story is getting ridiculous. there is interest and intrigue with the patriots, but the ball
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no matter how far it was inflated did not have an impact on a 45-7 game. i know the integrity of the game is what we're talking about here and tom brady, wow, yesterday he didn't come off so golden. first time you have seen him criticized to the point where people are questioning what's going on with this guy. those guys can tell. any nfl quarterback touch that ball they can almost tell you how it is inflated to what percentage, what pounds and all of that stuff. the golden boy. >> interesting. >> can do no wrong and now -- now i don't know. the golden boy. >> t.j.'s take this morning. woo! britain's prince andrew publicly denied allegations he had sex with an underaged teenager. he made the denial during a visit to the world economic forum in switzerland. the young woman virginia roberts says she was coerced in to having sex with the prince three times starting when she was 17. part of her evidence is this photo taken with the prince when she was 17. >> there's a new leader in saudi arabia this morning following the death of a close u.s. ally, king abdullah.
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the king's half brother has taken over at the palace. abdullah who was 90 is remembered for his efforts to modernize saudi arabia and a key figure in the u.s. fight against al qaeda. abdullah's death led to 2.5% jump in oil prices. some describe it as a knee-jerk reaction and expect fuel prices to go lower. saudi arabia is facing a major deficit because of falling oil prices. also in the mideast, the president of yemen has quit under pressure sending the country into deeper chaos. the resignation of the leader and his cabinet complicates american efforts in the fight against al qaeda. rebels who control the capital have been holding him captive in his home. he is expected to take control. the u.s. embassy is open but staffing is cut. the crash of airasia flight 8501 and the disappearance of the malaysian airlines airliner have led to possible aviation changes in the u.s. the feds want to make it easier to track passenger jets.
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abc's david kerley has the details. >> reporter: out on the southern indian ocean these ships are still searching for malaysia 370, one of aviation's greatest mysteries. after that frustratingly long search for the wreck of the airasia jet. a new plan aims to keep this from ever happening again to a jet flying over water. the national transportation safety board wants jet line toers transmit their location more often or a flight data location more often so rescue crews have a smaller area to search or the jets should be equipped with an ejectable recorder when something goes wrong. the board is asking low frequency transmitters be attached to the plane which will make it easier to hear, making the fuselage easier to find. this as we are learning happened in the airasia flight 8501 and the chaos in the cockpit. one unnamed source quoted in the french press said there were so many alarms captured by the voice recorder that the jet was, in essence, screaming at the pilots.
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one serious alarm. >> stalled, stalled. >> reporter: the indonesians say the jetliner climbed three time faster beyond its capabilities and probably stalled falling in to the sea. these efforts to find planes more easily are recommendations. even if they are adopted it could be years before the technology shows up in jetliners. david kerley, abc news, washington. colorado man has died after spending more than 30 minutes underwater in an icy lake. he had been riding a small atv, grooming the lake's surface for an upcoming charity ice golf event. when he plunged through the ice into the water rescue workers arrived quickly but it took hours to pull him and the vehicle to the surface. people in the texas panhandle are digging out from a foot of snow. the powerful storm broke records in the amarillo area leaving every inch of the city covered in white. many schools and government offices were closed. plows cleared things quickly and kept accidents to a minimum. classes and flights were
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cancelled in el paso which was buried under five inches of snow. a fairly rare sight along the mexican border. the storm is on the move this morning. it could be a dangerous weekend in the northeast. justin has the latest. good morning, justin. >> thank you, reena and t.j. >> the southeast looking rather stormy here as we close out the workweek. showers expected, a couple of thunderstorms over northern florida and southern georgia along interstate 10. heavy rain. northbound atlanta looking at downpours as well. as the rain goes north and east. it will encounter cooler temperatures. we are concerned about snow. potential for several inches along 95 north of d.c. to boston. reena and t.j., back to you. >> thank you, justin. house republicans passed a bill broadening federal restrictions on abortions and did it as thousands of anti-abortion activists marched in washington on an important anniversary. 42 years ago the supreme court legalized abortion. the new bill will ban federal funds for paying for abortion a
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measure that president obama promises to veto. a woman in san diego had a good fright after she was attacked by a coyote while jogging. janet snook says she was out on her normal route wednesday morning when she felt something bite her leg. she looked down and there's the coyote gnawing away. she looks at the animal about the size of a german shepherd and would not let go. >> i was screaming and yelling, waving my hands, tries to make as much noise as possible and he would pause and then keep running. >> eventually the coyote ran off into a canyon. snook got medical attention including rabies shots. wildlife officials are looking for ways to remove the coyote from the neighborhood. good luck. a remarkable special delivery. it happened in southern california. we guess you can call it all in the family. >> the family, you are seeing them. breanna and kevin fleischman. their new son maverick. maverick was delivered by dr. barrie may.
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>> the remarkable part, dr. may delivered maverick and he delivered kevin back in october 1984 and he delivered breanna in april 1986. >> dr. may has delivered more than 10,000 babies since starting in 1968. but he said the fleischmans are the first father, mother, son combination. >> with 10,000 babies he's delivered he said it is impossible to remember everyone's name but remembers these two and their parents. >> he will remember maverick. that name stands out. fans of "top gun" apparently. >> yeah. coming up in the mix, talking about these deflated footballs. people are having fun with this. see who's making light of the patriots situation. couples who get married and then see each other later. love follows, the bold experiment and how the couples are getting along a year after the wedding. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer wet jet.
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their first year of marriage. back on their big day, 32-year-old doug henner and 28-year-old jamie otis weren't seeing eye to eye and the days after that -- no honeymoon. the two decided to tough it out, even moving to a new home, hoping they'd fall in love. >> it has to be hard to hear, i'm not in love with you. he's like have you ever been in love with someone in a month. give it time. >> sorry, lady. this is mommy and daddy time. >> reporter: for jamie and doug, love did eventually blossom. >> i love it. >> reporter: the marriage is going so well that jamie may be getting carried away. >> making the money so we can have a baby. >> yeah. you are really in to this whole baby thing, huh? >> you are not? >> i mean eventually. >> reporter: for now, doug just wants to spend time with his new wife.
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>> we both want kids. i would rather have that strong foundation first before we introduce, you know, a baby into the mix. >> yeah. >> reporter: turns out, what they needed was patience. and invaluable guidance from the show's relationship experts. something maybe we could all use. i'm linzie janis in new york. >> did you know jamie was on season 16 of "the bachelor" with ben and labelled as having one of the most awkward kisses on the show. thank you. i can't believe we have this. >> she's the bachelorette? >> he's the bachelor. she's trying to win his heart at the time and this was one of the most awkward kisses ever. >> that's how your win his heart. i don't remember this moment. >> i don't either. >> he was the bachelor? >> yeah. season 16. >> when was that? like in the '70s or something. >> we should say "married at first sight" airs on fyi network, which is partially owned by disney abc.
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>> those iconic rides and hot rod era has a certain style, something missing with the more efficient engines is the noise. >> the vroom, vroom hasn't disappeared but it is not coming from your engine. >> not anymore. not from the engine itself. vroom, vroom, into the room. >> vroom, david wright explains. >> reporter: nothing more american than that sound. >> it is a great performer. >> reporter: deep dark growl of the v-8 engine. from the muscle cars that inspired the beach boys. ♪ she's real fine my 409 ♪ >> reporter: or the ones that catapulted the likes of steve mcqueen. but it turns out many modern cars are faking it. this is the new 2015 mustang, an eco-boost turbo four cylinder with an eight cylinder sound. in other words, a green car that sounds like a gas guzzler.
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close your eyes now and compare that sound to the '69 mustang. can you tell the difference? it is a feat of audio, not auto engineering and a lot of cars are doing it. hollywood engineer peter brown did the sound for the "fast and furious" movies and the nissan leaf. >> they wanted it to sound fast and furious and wanted hollywood's input. you have electric razor. >> reporter: the result a sound not from the engine but the car's speakers. >> i can imagine the day where you could change the sound in your car as easily as the ring tone on your phone. >> mustang mach one. >> detroit seems to be betting that most of us still love the good old-fashioned sound of the muscle. david wright, abc news. >> guys have been doing this a long time. you can go to auto shop and pick up something --
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>> that's a football game i'd watch. speaking of deflated things in football, deflate-gate now going to tennis now. i can't believe this. but the australian open take a look at this. this photo was tweeted out by patrick mcenroe with the #uh-oh. that was a giant tennis ball yesterday at the australian open. of course, it's a joke. deflate-gate. it's made it to australia now. >> here's the polka. >> the western swing of hot club of cow town. the ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ around the world and up your street the skin is on gotham street. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ ♪ it is late at night and you are wide awake and you are not ♪ wearing pants so grab your
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this morning on "world news now," extreme weather. the miserable winter storm that dumped a foot of snow in texas taking aim at the southeast before turning into a nor'easter. quarterback questions. did tom brady of the new england patriots cheat? the star athlete's comments and the investigation in to deflated footballs. sex scandal, britain's prince andrew speaks publicly for the first time about allegations he had sex with an underaged teenager. the latest allegations. and later in "the skinny," how "glee" singer lea michele is giving a new meaning to the song "let it go." >> did she find this blockbuster song really sickening. it's friday, january 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> we're talking about "let it go." we can't wait to get to the lea michele story. >> can we? >> i'm interested in more details about it. >> you might be saying -- i might not say that later. talking weather. this will be a heck of a weekend. the powerful winter storm is making a beeline for the east coast. it unleashed blinding snow on the texas panhandle. heavy snow forced schools and office buildings to shut down from amarillo to el paso. now that system is on the move poised to unleash snow, rain and sleet on some of the biggest cities in the east. here's more from abc's ted rowland. >> reporter: millions of americans getting slammed by snow and ice. it's the worst storm of the season for some areas of the south. nearly a foot of snow falling in parts of new mexico and texas. in houston, the fog so thick drivers barely able see. on the roads across the region it is white-knuckle driving. >> it was horrible. i hate this weather. >> as the temperature drops, i'm going to be in the house. >> reporter: as the southern storm moves east it is expected
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to bring heavy rain to georgia and florida. by friday night, the system is expected to move up the coast to the carolinas bringing ice and snow to the northeast. >> it's going to be a big rain producer across the southeast. then as the storm intensifies off the northeast coast of the united states, that's when the snow accumulations pick up, especially in southern new england. >> reporter: preparations are under way in many areas warning drivers about the approaching storm. >> just take it easy and just take your time. >> reporter: ted rowlands, abc news, los angeles. the same storm system is dumping heavy rain along the gulf coast and triggering dangerous flooding in texas. a woman had to be rescued after her suv was swept away to a flooded creek. this is near austin. she grabbed to a tree branch and hung on for dear life until emergency crews pulled her to safety. checking the national forecast, a storm system that pounded texas brings downpours and airport delays to atlanta. thunderstorms in the gulf region, rain and snow showers in the great lakes.
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storms move in to the pacific northwest. fog in california's central valley. >> as far as the temperatures go, 50s seattle, kansas city and dallas, 40s. denver, atlanta, washington, d.c. 30s minneapolis, chicago, new york and boston before this weekend's nor'easter. the huge fire that raged through a luxury apartment complex in new jersey has been labeled an accident. investigators say it was ignited by building maintenance workers who were doing plumbing repairs. the fire was smoldering 24 hours after it started. everyone made it out alive. some tenants, though, are devastated after losing their pets. >> the captain of the fire department had to drag me out of there because i wouldn't leave my cats. >> dragged her out last minute because she wouldn't leave her cats and her cats are dead. >> reporter: 1,000 people have been displaced by the fire. the building is still smoldering this morning, 24 hours after the fire started. two people remain
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unaccounted for after the mansion fire in maryland. two more bodies were removed from what's left of the house yesterday. investigators would not say whether they were the bodies of adults or children. the medical examiner has not identified the victims. four children ranging in ages from 6 to 8, and their grandparents are believed to have died. a powerful u.s. ally has died. saudi arabia's king abdullah passed away at the age of 90. his half brother has taken over the leadership role. the white house announced last night vice president biden would lead the u.s. delegation to saudi arabia for the memorial. the mother of one of the japanese hostages held by isis is making a last-minute plea for his life. the mother of the journalist pleaded with the japanese government to save her son. the captors said the two hostages would be killed today unless a $200 million ransom was met. the government spokesperson says japan has been trying to reach those hostages -- excuse me, those who are holding the hostages. britain's prince andrew is
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on the defensive over allegations he had sex with a teenager. he addressed those allegations during a trip to switzerland. abc's terry moran is there. >> reporter: an embattled prince andrew under tremendous pressure finally speaking out publicly about the sex scandal engulfing him. >> i think i must and for the record refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks. >> reporter: those events allegations in u.s. federal court by virginia roberts. she says she was coerced in to having sex with the prince three times starting when she was 17, all denied by palace officials. >> i just wish to reiterate and reaffirm the statements which have already been made on my behalf by buckingham palace. my focus is on my work. >> reporter: the public focus on this he said/she said dispute and her evidence this photo from 2001 in london. roberts 17 at the time with
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prince andrew. she said they had sex that night. flight logs that list roberts on private flights to the three locations where she said her sexual encounters happened. prince andrew's admitted former friendship with a man roberts said recruited her for sex with andrew and others. billionaire jeffrey epstein, a convicted sex offender whose plea bargained to one year in jail roberts wants overturned. for virginia roberts, now a wife and mom of three in colorado, this is far from over. in court documents she issued a stark challenge to prince andrew, swear on your oath that you are innocent. terry moran, abc news, davos, switzerland. the new england patriots will be back at practice today with the deflate-gate controversy showing no signs of ending. yesterday coach bill belichik didn't help matters much. he denied responsibility for letting the air out of the footballs ahead of the afc title game victory. his 8 1/2 minute statement was followed by three minutes of no
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explanation how the balls were deflated. when it was the golden boy's turn, tom brady, pretty much the same stuff. >> i didn't alter the ball in any way. i would never do anything to break the rules. >> as far as the scandal goes, brady said i think there's a lot of people that have a lot more information than me. he also said the nfl -- this part really threw some people off -- the nfl has not even contacted him about the footballs yet. okay. nascar's most recognizable driver said he has one more season left in him. jeff gordon, number 24, says this year will be his last in nascar but he won't say he's retiring. the 43-year-old gordon is third on nascar's all-time win list. he's been nascar champion four times since debuting in 1992 and he is widely credited with helping to expand nascar's appeal to a wider audience. social media went a little crazy when tennis star bouchard was asked for and gave a twirl
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during a post match interview to show off the outfit at the australian open. some are calling the request from a male interviewer sexist and others are questioning whether a man would be asked to do the same thing. bouchard called it unexpected and said it was funny. and my co-anchor is having tourette's on the anchor set. >> no no. it's fine. >> would you do me a favor and do a twirl? >> i don't have a problem doing a twirl for you. >> stand up. let's see the full ensemble. >> this is not a problem. what i'm saying is in the situation we are talking about here, she's seen as the new young hot thing. really, in the tennis world and elsewhere, as a sex symbol thing. >> i'm going to write that down. >> new, young, hot thing. >> yes, she is and the outfits they wear a lot of the tournaments now are -- it's about fashion these days. you see what some of the williams sisters wear. they are fashionable outfits. what if a woman would have asked her to do a twirl? >> i don't think a woman would have asked. i think that's the point.
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if i was on the court that would not have been my first question to her. >> who said it was the first? i would tell you, i agree on the fashion but maybe i would have asked her about it and then maybe blogged about it later. >> the twirl is too much. >> thank you for your twirl this morning. >> people in -- what was that last part? >> there are a lot of women who tweet about you and i'm sure they appreciate your twirl this morning. >> i shouldn't be asked to twirl either. why are you asking me to twirl? >> because you are on the side of the twirl. that's why. >> i wasn't supporting the twirl. >> you were supporting the twirl. >> i would never ask that young lady to do that. are you crazy? are you crazy? no way. >> that's what the controversy is. >> absolutely not. >> thank you. glad we clarified. >> we're going to come back to this story after the break. people in colts country having a ball with deflate-gate scandal and poking fun at the patriots. everybody is right now. indianapolis radio station is making a public appeal asking
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listeners to drop off partially inflated blow-up toys. they have received plastic monkeys and fish and footballs. they are planning to send them to the patriots headquarters. that is funny. coming up in "the skinny," lady gaga is ready for another blockbuster duet. you need to hear who her next singing partner is. first the real estate agent busted by security cameras. the home seller's big surprise and an agent in big trouble. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex. weather brought to you by mu sin nex. mr. mucus: to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. mr. mucus: oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours... just set aside a few tacos for me. man: forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. mr. mucus (to himself): wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. [announcer:] only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours.
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this is not the first time we have seen this happen. abc's linzie janis reports. >> reporter: she may look at home but police say the woman rifling through this pantry is virginia realtor sara reeves allegedly using her easy access to this upscale home to steal prescription drugs. they say reeves takes the bottle into the kitchen, pouring the pain medicine in to her own container and then putting the bottle back. surveillance video also capturing this possible clue -- reeves walks into the home wearing a coat and hat, but only puts on those yellow gloves once she's inside. those gloves preventing fingerprints maybe, but not preventing reeves from being caught red-handed by the homeowners. >> you trust the people that come into your house and it was just shocking. >> reporter: they say they just installed cameras after some jewelry went missing during an open house.
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>> i called the police department and it was highly illegal activity she was involved in. >> reporter: reeves now charged with felony possession of a narcotic and larceny and she's not the only realtor accused of behaving badly. >> realtor accused of a despicable crime. >> stealing, stealing. >> reporter: these agents caught on camera stealing jewelry in arizona and pilfering, yep, prescription drugs in florida. so how do you make sure your realtor is less like these guys and more like, well, "modern family's" phil dunphy? >> i have been in your house when you are not at home. no, i'm not a burglar. i'm a realtor. >> reporter: experts say check with other customers. were they happy? then research online. look for reviews on zillow and yelp. but what about other realtors like reeves who wasn't the listing agent for the home? experts say consider asking your agent to be present at all showings.
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a trusted set of eyes to prevent a scene like this. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> i have never had to sell a house but never thought about the other real estate agents, too. >> absolutely. >> i would put cameras in every single room if i was listing a home. let me tell you. >> a lot of people recommend you do so. >> okay. now we learn that. coming up -- how lea michele let it go on the set of "glee". also another superstar duet for lady gaga. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our ab sometimes it's hard to see where you're going. and even though some things you're facing
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♪ skinny so skinny. ♪ skinny so skinny. leading us off, a beloved song by so many. but how could it have made the star of "glee" sick. >> a lot of people are saying it made them sick by this point. we're talking about "let it go." you may have heard of it. jimmy kimmel with lea michele who sang the song on "glee" said she had a rough time with the song onset. trying to make the magical moment lea looked up into the falling snow and got some stuck in her throat and had to throw up. she admitted the day didn't start off well for her and she wasn't feeling her best but she recovered and got a good take in not before the crew captured her nauseous moment and slo-moed it for her. >> we don't have that video.
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>> we don't unfortunately. it is impossible to get sick of the song. right? >> i'd say so. i'm not over it yet and i work here at disney. we have to listen to it. we walk in the front door and the song is playing. let's move on to another singer making waves in the business for her unusual appearance on stage. you know her. this is one song i'm close to throwing up, not because of the song itself, but there's a -- >> i love that song. >> there's a version in the studio that plays in the studio that you all don't know about, chandelier. her new hit "elastic heart" features the same young dancer from the chandelier video. she is seen with shia labeouf in the controversial video. the word she might be replaced. >> it is because of a tweet. it reads parents and guardians, if you have an l.a.-based 8 to 12-year-old who wants to be on tv with me, send me videos of them lip syncing "elastic
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heart." she maybe aged out of her roet. >> we'll see. >> a lot of people are curious. >> i know you are. can i submit a video even if i'm not age 12? >> try it, why not? >> lady gaga has been busy letting us see a softer side. she's been showing her vocal chops most recently with legendary tony bennett but could there be a new collaborator on the horizon? >> it's been a while since we've heard from adele. she's reportedly busy working on an album. we g she is recording with. lady gaga posted this double selfie of the two of them with the caption, nothing like a wednesday night bro-down with the beautiful adele. >> you see adele holding her laptop but sadly not much info out there. we only hope it is true. while we may have to wait for new music from gaga and adele we have been blessed with a new track from grammy award-winning crooner michael bolton.
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execute hostages so the outlook is obviously quite grim. >> got a military age male on a cell phone watching the cowboy, over. >> people still have very passionate and polarized opinions about the rightness of going to war in iraq, whether or not celebrating sniper kills is something that we should be doing. >> the shadow of crisis has passed. and the state of the union is strong. >> many families feel they are working harder and harder with less and less to show for it. >> despite the clear differences that remain between our countries, the united states and cuba can find opportunities to advance our mutually shared interest. >> she told me she had a child, she had elijah, and all of that good stuff. she said i'm 18. i'm not lying to you. i said all right.
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morning, super scandal surrounding deflated footballs. the patriots quarterback, tom brady, and the coach, bill belichick, talking about the controversy that's overshadowing the big game. extreme weather. a massive storm sweeping across the country leaving nearly a foot of snow in some places. the latest track showing where it's all heading next. new this morning, high drama on the high seas. a helicopter pulling fishermen to their rescue with their boat sinking fast. video of this dramatic rescue just in to us. caught on camera. a hulk-like hockey dad losing his cool on the sidelines smashing the glass. what set him off? hey there. good morning, everybody.

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