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making news in america this morning, fate unknown. the mastermind behind the paris attacks dead or alive. investigators trying to determine if he was part of that ferocious raid outside paris. we're live in france with the latest. direct threat. isis out with a new chilling video suicide vests being made with a warning to new york city. breaking overnight, a plane making an emergency landing after hitting severe turbulence. and still awake. our medical editor's sleepless saga, no sleep for more than 40 hours as we celebrate 40 years of "good morning america." well, good thursday morning.
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we begin with the fate of the alleged mastermind behind the brutal paris terror attacks. targeted in that raid. >> nearly 24 hours after the siege ended there are conflicting reports this morning about abdelhamid abaaoud's fate. abc's alex marquardt has the latest for us from paris. alex, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis, good morning, reena. that's right. there are conflicting reports. french officials haven't said for sure whether they believe abaaoud is dead or alive. what they have said he was the target of that raid that took place in the paris suburb of saint-denis early yesterday morning at 4:30. that siege, that raid lasting some seven hours. there were eight people arrested. seven of them men, one woman and two of them killed. at this moment, french officials have not identified any of those arrested and nor any of those killed. they have said that abaaoud is not among those who were arrested but of those two who were killed there was a woman who debt naded her suicide belt
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and then there was someone else who has killed as the police moved in by a grenade. they have not yet identified that person. it is in theory possible that that is abaaoud. what came as a surprise yesterday was to find out he was even thought to be on french soil. the prosecutor's office here in paris saying that they heard from what they called a credible witness that he was on french soil, that's why they moved into this apartment along with surveillance of cell phones and computers data but that did come as a surprise. he had appeared in propaganda videos in syria. he had believed to be -- he had been believed to be in belgium in january. then made his way back to syria and so if he had come back to france that would have come as a surprise to intelligence officials and also highlighted the big gaps in security here in europe and how easy it is for these european nationals, thousands of whom have made their way to syria to come back
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home and organize and carry out these attacks. >> okay, abc's alex marquardt live in paris. he's been covering the developments for the past few days. ail elect, thank you so much. in the meantime, we're getting a chilling lookt one of the attacks as it unfolded in paris. >> take a look at these stunning images from "the daily mail.com" showing a gunman on the upper left hand shooting out the windows of a restaurant and walks away. reappears to point the gun at a woman but he doesn't fire. the gun doesn't fire because it jams and after he moves on, you see the terrified woman popping up her head life spared. >> other breaking news from overnight a chilling new threat also from isis. the terror group warning of an attack in new york city. >> take a look. times square right behind us. that's one of the locations the group threatens to strike. it's quiet there right now but every day hundreds of thousands of people pass through
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midtown manhattan. >> the group released a new video making a direct threat to the city showing the iconic yellow cabs and large crowds. there's french music playing in the background along with video of france's president, francois hollande, a nod to the attacks in paris. >> new york city's mayor said there is no specific or credible threat. he spoke alongside the police commissioner late last night in times square. >> there is nothing new about that video. new york obviously remains one of the top terrorist targets in the world. this city places great importance on the safety of new yorkers and the almost 60 million visitors who will come to the city. >> bratton's message to the millions of tourists expected to arrive in new york city over the holiday season, do not be afraid. this threat comes just two days after the terrorist group made a direct threat to strike washington, d.c. >> isis has also released an image of a bomb.
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take a look at it. it's hidden inside a soda can. this is what was responsible for downing a russian airliner in egypt, they say. there is confirmation of the claim. it could be a case of disinformation, experts say. new video of russia's retaliation for that plane attacked. the video shows the bombing of isis oil tankers around 500 fuel tang evacuate vehicles transporting illegal oil from syria to iraq for processing have been destroyed by russia's air forces. the sale of oil is one of isis' main revenue sources. and that's fueling a bitter war of words over syrian refugees coming to america. the house is voting today on a bill calling for tougher screening standards for incoming refugees. president obama is threatening to veto that bill. he called the plan by senator ted cruz to ban muslim refugees unamerican but cruz standing his ground. >> i would encourage you, mr. president, come back and insult me to my face. let's have a debate on syrian refugees right now.
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>> so far 31 governors say refugees are not welcome in their states. a syrian refugee family was diverted to connecticut after indiana officials objected to plans for them to resettle in indianapolis. well, donald trump was also speaking out about the refugee issue before a rally last night in massachusetts. trump said he expects to do great with muslim voters because he's talking about security issues. trump also said he believes the u.s. will have no choice but to close some mosques because of radical activity. during the rally three protesters were escorted out. trump explains one of those incidents. >> i mentioned food stamps, and that guy, who is seriously overweight, went crazy. he went crazy. amazing. amazing. >> trump again criticized his closest rival, ben carson, focusing on recent reports that carson has been struggling to grasp the complexity of foreign policy. some extreme weather in the
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southeast. a tornado causing damage near atlanta. several homes were damaged by the twister which has been confirmed by the national weather service. the strong storm also brought down a number of trees. up to 4 inches of rain fell in some parts flooding was a concern, particularly because of storm drains clogged with leaves. and take a look at the radar right now, you can see the rain and storms moving away from the atlanta area and into the carolinas, as well as virginia. in fact, there will be rain today for the entire east coast, and that includes the folks in florida. well, still ahead, the delicate rescue, dozens of stories above the ground. >> and breaking overnight, a plane hits severe turbulence sending people to the hospital. plus, a medicine monkey on the loose and on the attack in an american town. the new video just in. and celebrating 40 years of "good morning america," the "40 for 40" live event streaming right now at abcnews.com. we're going to check in with the
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head of our medical unit. he's staying up more than 40 hours to celebrate. party on, dan.
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the scene high above new york city. fire crews had to cut through a double paned window to rescue two workers after their scaffold got stuck outside the 22nd floor of a high-rise in the city. an electrical malfunction stalled the scaffold trapping them for about an hour. no injuries to report. and some frightening moments on board an american airlines jet heading to england from chicago. the flight was forced to return to o'hare after encountering severe turbulence. two flight attendants were injured and taken to the hospital.
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the flight canceled and passengers will try again today. well, stocks are moving higher as investors start to get comfortable with the idea of an interest rate hike next month. the dow climbed more than 247 points yesterday. s nasdaq was up 89. the s&p 500 gained 33. that was the market's strongest rally in nearly a month. it followed word from the fed that the u.s. economy is strong enough to withstand the first interest rate move in some seven years. and what oprah has done for book sales seems to be working for weight watchers, as well. shares of the weight loss giant have nearly doubled in the last month since oprah bought a 10% stake in the company and joined its board of directors. company officials credit the media mogul's magic touch with extending sales to new markets around the world. all right. well, when we come back, caught on camera, an out-of-control tour bus slamming through barricades. what the driver is saying happened. and the health alert about the danger of changing your sleep schedule.
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for the entire east coast. flooding is possible in the southeast. slippery around the northern great lakes, icy in the northern rockies and wet for the northwest. if you're flying, airport delays possible along the northeast corridor, washington, philadelphia, new york city and boston. tensions between police and protesters in minneapolis bubbled over after dark last night. >> police in riot gear descended on protesters who have been camped out in front of the precinct since sunday's deadly shooting of an unarmed black man by two officers. police say several officers were injured after being hit by rocks and water bottles. in southern california a helicopter crash then caught fire trying to land at an airport near san diego. just before touching down, the chopper began spinning out of control then broke apart and hit the ground in a cloud of smoke and flames. both people on board were killed. new surveillance video of a horrific tour bus crash in san francisco. you can see the runaway sightseeing bus speeding through a popular shopping district mowing down street barricades
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and crashing into scaffolding. 20 people were injured. the driver says the brakes failed, and we now know the bus was never registered with the state agency that would have required an inspection. and in southern texas a monkey on the loose, folks, causing some problems. while he was out of its cage, the animal injured an 84-year-old woman. she was taken to a hospital. two others also suffered minor injuries. one of them described the whole thing as monkey gone wild. >> no, it wasn't angry. just got away from the owners and, you know, they must have not had it properly put away. >> police and animal control officials responded to the incident. they safely recaptured the monkey. who knew. if you see a monkey, don't approach it. >> that's what sleep deprivation does to you. >> turning to the way we sleep affects our health. a new study links sleep cycle
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links it to higher cholesterol, higher bmi larger waistlines. people who stick to a routine sleep schedule even on their days off tend to cut the risk for diabetes and heart disease. but most of us suffer from so-called social jet lag. the mismatch between our body clocks and socially imposed sleep schedules. >> we're talking about sleep. the guy we're about to show you has been getting no sleep at all these days, and he's doing it by choice. >> we're talking about the head of our medical unit, dan childs. his part of the "good morning america" "40 for 40" live stream marking "gma's" 40th birthday is to stay awake for 40 plus hours straight. he's doing this as a sleep deprivation experiment, we're told. how is it going? >> well, i really -- first of all, it didn't sound very nice to me, the results of that study that you talked about before, so that's got me a little bit on edge. no, i'm -- at this point i've been awake for about 45 hours. i'm pretty severely compromised.
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i'm just about ready to see if i can find a place to -- a place to rest. so we've been testing out to see how i've been essentially getting worse as the nights have been going along. we've had tests of coordination between the juggle balls and the balance board here. i'm not doing very well. >> dan, could you give us a little demonstration of the juggling? >> let me see what i can do. i can't make any promises. i can still. >> nice. >> my hands feel a little bit like catcher's mitts. >> i can't do that with a full night's sleep. bravo. >> the balance board is another story. the balance board, i'm afraid, is a different story. this is something that i can hardly even get off the ground. and if i do it too much, i'm going to slide straight through that window. >> dan, are you drinking coffee or what are you doing to stay
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awake? >> well, that's the thing. i talked to a doctor before i did this, and this top sleep expert actually told me that coffee would be a little bit like cheating and blunt the affects of the sleep deprivation so momma's child didn't raise a cheater and i decided to go ahead and do this au naturel. >> that's great. that's why we have multiple cups of coffee every night before the show. >> that's how he celebrates "gma's" 40th. we call that any day that ends with a "y." >> dan childs, thank you so much, dan. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> no need to get that man an ambien. he won't need it. coming up "you're so vain," carly simon revealing who she's singing about. and what a reunion. "good morning america" icons of the past again celebrating 40 years of "gma." (dramatic music)
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♪ okay, time now for "pop news." no "pulse" today. >> yeah, we're paying tribute to the "good morning america" segment so here on "america this morning" topping our "pop news" frequent "gma" guest carly simon answering a long-standing question. >> for more than 40 years it's been asked who exactly was simon singing about in her 1972 grammy nominated song. ♪ you're so vain you probably think this song is about you ♪ ♪ you're so vain ♪ you're so vain ♪ i'll bet you think this song is about you don't you don't you ♪ >> of course, that's "you're so vain" and possibly speculation has centered on mick jagger, simon's ex-wife, james taylor or
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david bowie, even cat stevens. >> as she promotes her memoir carly confirming the song's key second verse is about him, after warren beatty, and she insists the rest of the song refers to two other unnamed men. so the mystery still continues. >> yes. >> also in "pop news," we've all seen pinup calendars featuring firefighters or campus cutie posed in provocative positions, but this one will leave those in the dust. >> the taxi drivers of new york city are chunkier and hairier than ever. thankfully they're featured in pin-ups. >> ooh, look the athose dad bods. >> they keep most of their clothing on while posing with their cabs. >> you know, in a nod to political correctness, the 2016 calendar boasts of one female as miss august. >> oh. >> and the proceeds, by the way, we should mention, they go to an organization that helps immigrants with essential services like housing and education. >> and, ladies and gentlemen, they are single. line up. and finally, in "pop news,"
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it's party time at "good morning america," familiar faces of the show present and past marking its 40th anniversary. >> our robin roberts led the reunion yesterday during the "gma" "40 for 40" live stream event. she welcomed her predecessors and former colleagues, everyone from joan lunden and david hartman to charlie and diane. >> i learned from the absolute best. i mean, sitting next to charlie -- i get a little weepy and charlie and diane were so -- exactly what you're saying about this man right here, so incredibly generous, i mean i'm coming from espn. i think i even still had pigtails. hi, charlie. hi, diane. >> we had to put a basket in in the studio. so she could shoot hoops. >> i was like a big labrador in here. with such respect, always treated me and helped me learn. >> robin's always looked so great. >> she has, so the celebration continues this morning as the former anchors
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning. it is 4:28. it is thursday. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. it is the 19th day of november. it wasn't so chilly this morning. >> it will be spring-like this afternoon. hard to believe it is november. good morning, everyone. in the last second we went from 1.34 visibility to 6 miles. we have 1.75 in napa with patchy fog. it is moving. be careful. during the morning commute. as we look from sutro tower over two oakland where it is quiet, most of us are in the 40's and 50s and in the low-to-mid 60s at noon and low 60s to more 70s this afternoon with a touch more sun than yesterday.
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>> mike, we will look at traffic, if you are driving in oakland from westbound 580 to westbound 980 all lanes are closed. until 5:30 this morning. another hour due to electrical work. will look at the bay bridge toll plaza traffic is slowing but you can see if you are paying cash you have a bit of a wait. >> 4:29. breaking news in napa the sheriff and coast guard are searching the napa river for a missing person. video shows the coast guard boat and helicopter searching near cuttings wharf last night while the sheriff search-and-rescue teams check the shore, on foot with flashlight. no word on who they are looking for. amy hollyfield got to the scene. we will have a report coming up. >> a deadly tanker truck crash in sonoma with the hhway open
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after being closed most of the day yesterday. sky 7 was over the wreckage. you can see it spread out across the eastbound lanes. the driver of the tanker truck slammed into another truck and died, it was stopped in front of him. the c.h.p. cleared the scene. >> new the terrorist attacks, six new raids in belgium right now and incredible video that captured a gunman during the devastating attacks. you can see how the customers were spareed. here is that story and other developments. >> it is the first time we are seeing video of the attack from inside of the building targeted by the terrorists in paris. at this restaurant it was a miracle, despite a spray of bullets, no one was killed. look at this, the surveillance video is shows the hail of bullets and debris flying and glass spraying. look at the gunman in the red circle approaching

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