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charlie moore with a strong drive. he goes down hard. hits and cal takes a one-point lead. morris from chicago, what a find. this freshman has been. drains the three, 51-47 bears. moments later another drive. more from moore who had 15 and then, the next time, he drives and dishes to bird for a sweet reverse. cool event put on by the sharks. the holiday assist party helping families in need. each family presented their holiday wish list and the sharks went shopping for their items and presenting the gifts tonight. a terrific stunt by the harlem globetrotters. buckets blake went to the top of the tower of americas. attempting the highest shot ever made in north america. had to strap in with a safety line and takes forever for the ball to get to the ground and splash. now, i don't know if it took him 100 tries. or if the one we got on video went in.
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it was 75 years ago today that japanese forces attacked pearl harbor leading to the u.s. entry of world war ii. by the time the attack was over, more than 2400 americans had been killed and 19 u.s. navy ships were either sunk or damaged. >> a full day of commemorations taking place at pearl harbor today including a special ceremony at the uss arizona. later this month, shinzo abe will be the first japanese leader to visit pearl harbor since the end of that war. president obama will join him in the visit. turning to the war in syria, it seems syria's army and its allies are closer than ever to driving the rebels out of their last strong hold in aleppo. >> in the meantime, inside aleppo it's a virtual ghost town with many families who remain caught in the middle of the
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violence. abc's mark harcourt is there for us. >> reporter: aleppo, syria's biggest city and commercial center is the symbol of the country's war. epitomizing suffering of people and setting up the pivotal battle that could well decide the outcome of the war. once home to nearly 3 million people, this ancient city today is a shell of its former self. despite sounds of war, there's an unsettling silence. in many places, a virtual ghost town. some families are now daring to return. >> this is the main gathering area for people who live in this part of town. here they can get food and warm drinks from eight agencies, but they come here to register, to let the local authorities know that they are going home.aeightt they come here to register, to let the local authorities know that they are going homieight a but they come here to register, to let the local authorities know that they are going homthey com let the local authorities know that they are going home. the arab spring swept through the middle east in 2011, syria protested their government. assad tightened his grip on the country. security forces brutally
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cracking down on protesters. by then, syria was in the throws of a civil war. from there, the country de-scended into chaos. rebels and pro-government forces fighting a civil war were backed by major foreign power, iran, russia, u.s., saudi arabia among others, turning it into an international proxy war, and in the heart of the conflict? aleppo. these images from 2013, filmed by residents of the war-torn city, filmed in cross fire. using cameras provided by abc news. scenes like this nearly every day. since then, the conflict has only worsened. over 450,000 killed. 11 million syria, more than half the population fled their homes, creating one of the worst refugee crisis in modern history. so much destroyed, so much in ruins. today's picture of aleppo
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embodying a people who have suffered so greatly. for the mardini family, there's light at the top of the staircase. the wall their father built to protect their home did what it was designed to do. keeping many of their precious belongings in tact. the boys overjoyed to rediscover lost treasures. a transformer. a tweetie bird. in this small corner of aleppo, a fragile and hard-won sense of normalcy. it 150e7seems like you preparede well for coming back. you knew that you'd come home one day? but those happy moments are rare around here and elsewhere in
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eastern aleppo tonight. tens of thousands, maybe more, still caught in the middle of the fighting as fierce as ever. i'm alex march kward, aleppo, seyria. >> unbelievable. this has been going on five years now and this is what it's come to. >> alex said it's a juxtaposition because in one area you'll see blocks and blocks and blogs for miles of destruction, and then you realize the university campus, and they celebrated a birthday. they are still trying to have life. >> a little corner there. >> exactly, where is there's still devastation all around. >> all right. coming up in the next half hour, the pentagon study revealing $125 billion in potential wasteful spending. hear why military officials are accused of trying to bury their own findings. first, a safety alert about children and headphones. the new report that's raising questions about how dangerous they really are for your kids' hearing. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ can't get you out of my head out of my head out of my head. >> so apple is out with the top apps of the year. can you guess which one on that list was number one? >> instagram? >> no, snapchat. >> i still haven't figured out how to use that app. if someone can help me, that would be great. >> instagram in the top five, though. so there's a new report out about the potential danger of letting your kids use headphones. >> it's raising questions of whether they could permanently harm your kids' ears. here's more. >> rock and roll! >> reporter: yes, indeed, but are some headphones potentially hurting our kids? >> some of our testinging, they
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got as loud as a chainsaw or a jackhammer. >> reporter: the study suggests one in five teens now suffer some hearing loss and some doctors blame headphones. >> i've seen kids young as 7 who have had noise-induced hearing loss. they are listening to their headphones at full blast. you're talking about listening to a rock concert on a daily basis. >> reporter: wire cutter tech guide tested 30 kids headphones for style, fit, and safety using plastic ear and some real life children. >> they are fluffy and squishy. they are squishy. >> reporter: the report? >> there's no governing report to oversee this stuff. >> reporter: they claim to limit volume at 85 decibels, loud as a blender, but safe according to the world health organization. >> the best are the puro. >> there's a fail safe limiter. but wire cutter claims others went over the 85 db during their tests. the headphones that received the poorest rating? kids gear, wired headphones,
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yep, my kids used them. >> the volume limitinging part on these, it's already gone. >> what do you mean it's gone? >> your kid took it off. >> oh. >> reporter: with the limiter, the audio level is fine. without, as loud as 110 decibels. >> it's too loud, but i did like them. >> reporter: in 15 years, never a complain using a limiter needed. when it's used, safe sound is achieved. any issue with volume is a user or configuration issue. >> i can play justin bieber. >> reporter: please. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that'll be one reason you want to lose your hearing. they play all bieber all the time. ♪ is it too late now to say story ♪ ♪ my mama don't like you >> so the wire cutter does get a percentage, by the way, of money from retailers for products sold through the links on their
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articles. >> and, of course, the biggest advice nick took away from all that is adults need to monitor their child and what they're listening to for overall noise exposure. exposure. from the first moment you met it was love at first touch and all you wanted to do was surround them in comfort and protection that's why only pampers swaddlers is the #1 choice of hospitals to wrap your baby in blanket-like softness and premium protection mom: "oh hi baby" so all they feel is love wishing you love, sleep and play. pampers take delsym, the #1 12-hour uncontrolcough medicine. it helps control the impulse to cough for 12 hours. which means, you're controlling your cough on your morning commute. and later when you're joking with beth... even when most cough medicines stop, delsym is still working. ♪ and when your days' over, your cough is still under control.
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some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. time now for the mix, time now for "the mix." we've seen therapy dogs are being used more .more now. sometimes they visit patients in hospitals. well, another area where we need therapy frequently is at the airport. >> oh, yes. >> craziness, people rushing around, delayed flights. well, now, the san francisco airport has a new solution for that. >> okay. >> meet lilo, the therapy pig. >> get out of here. >> that's right. she's a certified therapy pig in san francisco. >> huh. >> and she greets passengers with her snout. she can twirl. she can even stand on her little hind legs. here's the thing. you are kind of rolling the the dice. you can't just go to the airport to visit her because she's there at random times. so she's keeping everybody guessing. >> perfect because whenever i'm flying in morning or evenings or
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afternoons, i always love a bloody mary, and i love bacon in the bloody mary. >> no. lilo is not there for -- >> it's perfect when you go there. >> it's not that kind of therapy pig. >> you know what goes great with "the bachelor," alcohol. because that's what helps you get through this tv series. >> that's good therapy. >> it is. so "the bachelor" is coming up here on january 2nd on your abc local station. and that music -- they come up with the perfect wine to go with them. the newly released wines, rose, red and white, but this is the final rose, the third name, so we brought in our bachelor analyst who has pretty much tried all of them just for research. and, jack, what are your thoughts on these? i guess they're $16 a bottle. wow, that's a big bottle. >> i mean, they were great and i'm looking forward to more of
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them, knowing some of who's going to be involved this coming season. i'll put it that way. >> did you drink the whole magnum, jack? >> it has a way of driving people to drink, if you know what i mean. >> he does. >> jack, does it make the show more tolerable? >> yes. for lack of more technical terms, yes, it does. >> now when we watch all the contestants and they're drunk, we can all commiserate. >> it'll numb us. >> it won't be long now, baby. >> yeah, january 2nd. >> oh, boy. >> nordstrom has a new product out that's gaining a lot of attention this morning. >> they do? >> yeah. check it out. they are selling a rock in a a leather pouch. bargain price? $85. >> get out of here. >> what do you do with it? >> what do you do with that? >> nobody has any idea. >> it's a rock in a leather pouch. >> just a rock in a pouch. >> all right. >> some people are asking is it from the moon? answer we think is no. >> is there gold in it?
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>> others are saying they
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(boy) grandpa, look what i got! (woman) oh dad, wait 'till you see the bike we got for jake. (narrator) hearing loss happens gradually with age... making it easy to ignore. yet most older americans aren't getting their hearing tested. untreated hearing loss can keep your loved ones from enjoying what they cherish most. (woman) dad, can you hear me? (narrator) don't let that happen. speak up about hearing loss. you'll be glad you did.
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this morning on world news now, much of the country is getting its first big with winter black blast. temperatures are dipping for millions as blizzard conditions across some states will make travel dangerous. accuweather has the forecast ahead. breaking news overnight, an earthquake rocking indonesia, buildings flattened as the death toll is in the dozens and many new this half hour, vice president biden is never saying never. >> yep. he took to late night explaining why a run in 2020 isn't so far fetched while comparing his physical shape to president-elect trump. saluting this year's class of grammy award nominees. who racked up the most nods, who was snubbed, and hear why this year could turn into the battle of the super divas. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 7th.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." >> is that what beyonce will do if she doesn't win. >> hold up. you know, beyonce doesn't need the grammys. the grammys need beyonce. >> oh. >> and we're going to delve straight into that later on in this half hour, but also there's going to be some really, really rough competition, and i'm just saying you have to vote for me. >> okay. just get my baseball bat, hold on. >> exactly. of course we want to start the half hour with severe weather that are passing through nearly 20 states. >> the storm system that soaked major eastern city and left a coating of snow in other areas is moving east looking to be a dry day today. >> but a blizzard hammered north dakota and northern plains with more than a foot of snow. the standing rock sioux tribal
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chairman told pipeline protesters who have been there for quite some time to go home rather than risk lives in the dangerous conditions. >> they might not have been able to go home because most north dakota roads were closed. alex perez has more. >> reporter: across the northern plains, treacherous travel. wind gusts up to 64 miles per hour. in morton county, north dakota where protesters gathered to weeks to protest the dakota pipeline, officials begging them to leave, but leaves more dangerous. >> the hill got us, slid sideways down the hill, didn't know what to do. >> reporter: a stretch of the interstate closed. >> people getting stuck, just miserable. >> reporter: in bismarck, the problem is blowing snow creating drifts like this one, and now they are bracing for wind chills well below zero.
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alex perez, abc news bismarck, north dakota. >> it is cold there. while the snow is not falling fast now, the effects of the blizzard with us. >> accuweather's cam tran has the complete forecast for us. good morning, cam. >> good morning. blizzard-like conditions in the northern plains as well as northern minnesota out for today, so traveling anywhere across the dakotas, looking at blowing snow that's going to make travel treacherous on top of that, this coldest air of the season will be moving across two-thirds of the country this week. by wednesday, it's going to be well in place across the central plains. by thursday into the midwest and by friday, it's going to be a big chill into the northeast. we're talking about temperatures 15 to 25 degrees below normal. in fact, much of the country seeing highs this week barely above freezing. we got to bundle up this week. diane, kendis, back to you. >> all right. thanks to cam. moving on now to donald trump. the second stop of his thank you tour brought him to north carolina last night. the president-elect hit on several of his campaign themes including keeping jobs in america.
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he also suggested that effort must be looked at almost like fighting a war. he made it official nominating marine corp. general james mattes to be his defense secretary. >> he led an assault battalion in operation desert storm, and you saw what happened. that was the way you were supposed to lead it. there were no games. mad dog plays no games, right? >> earlier in new york, trump appeared with the japanese ceo saying his company committed to invest $50 billion in the u.s. trump said that would create 50,000 jobs and also a spokeswoman said trump sold all his stocks in june, although no proof of that was provided. trump travels to ohio state university tomorrow to visit with some of the victims of last week's attack there. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said repealing obamacare will be the first item on the agenda when the new congress begins january 3rd
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he says a resolution to repeal the health care law is the senate each top priority. since being elected, donald trump said he favors keeping some elements of the law including preventing denial of coverage for preexisting conditions. syria government forces control about three-fourths of the city of aleppo. they are using devices on towns north of aleppo coming as russian alies rejected a cease fire. ground offensive to take control of the rebels began more than two weeks ago. breaking news from indonesia where officials say an earthquake killed 45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areas.a45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areat45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit area45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areal45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areae45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areaa45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areas45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areat45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit area 45 people. frantic efforts underway in the
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hardest hit areas.5445 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit area5 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areas. the 6.2 quake struck under the ocean at a depth of 11 miles, but currently, there's no risk of a tsunami. investigators hope they are close to finding the cause of friday's tragic warehouse fire in oakland. 36 people were killed in what is the city's deadliest fire in the city's history. all but one have been identified. authorities do not believe the fire was intentionally set. the focus turned to the appliances on the first floor of the building. >> they narrowed down the area of origin and now they're looking for potential sources of ignition in that area. a potential source of ignition could be a refrigerator, so they are gathering those electrical potential sources of ignition, and they are closely examining them. >> a local state of emergency has been declared in oakland. it allows the city and local residents as well as businesses to be eligible for possible state or federal funds as they recover from the fire. an american tourist has died after being struck by lightning while camping in australia. new yorker sam beatty with his partner here, michelle segalla, officials believe the lightning hit the tent and touched his
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feet killing him instantly. segalla was also hit suffering head and neck injuries and it took three hours for help to arrive. police investigating a scare in a chicago high school. several students sick after eating gummy bears laced with an unknown substance. they have been hospitalized. police officials say it's believe the the candy contained a liquid base marijuana substance. it's not clear if the students knew the candy was contaminated before they ate it. so there's a bit of good news for new parents who work for ikea. they'll still have to assemble their own cribs like the other customers, but now they'll get parrotal leave. the swedish furniture maker extends benefit to all u.s. employees, full- and part-time ones. the policy takes effect january 1st and gives up to four months paid leave to mothers and fathers. driving with your child without a car seat usually gets a ticket, but this police officer gave the mother something more. two new car sets. officer brandon gilbert even
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helped install the seats in the car and brought her kids some stuffed animals, too. >> that's really cool. gilbert says he's a father, as well. he talked it over with his wife and said another ticket wasn't going to do that woman any good. he says helping people is why he became a police officer, so he did that. i think the hardest part is getting some of those seats inside the car. >> well, he helped her get them in the car, the hardest part of the operation. a very nice thing that he did. and a good way to lead by example. >> yeah. and he paid for the seats with his own money. good job. coming up, joe biden's latest comments about 2020 and what he said about running for the white house and about who is in better shape, him or donald trump. and who is scooping up the most of this year's grammy nominations? who got snubbed? plus, we'll have our own little grammy-esque competition. >> it's not a competition. >> tune in to see who is going to win. you dropped a pen? >> it's a mic drop. "world news now" weather
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...keeps you up to 100% flake free head and shoulders' dry scalp care an an explosion shatters a peaceful protest in greece. demonstrators clashing with police in athens throwing rocks and fire bombs. officers responded with tear gas. the confrontation, by the way, took place at the same scene of the police shooting that sparked greek riots back in 2008. brazil, dozens injured after protesters set fires in the streets outside a meeting of state lawmakers in rio. the demonstrators, many public
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workers, are upset with proposed budget cuts. some police were caught on video firing grenades and rubber bullets from a church window. they called the act an invasion and promising to investigate. back here on the home front, outrage is building over the revelation of a pentagon study detailing $125 billion in potential wasteful spending. >> critics are now accusing the defense department or officials there trying to bury the report, but the pentagon is pushing back. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: it's the most expensive federal department, but a 2015 federal report found a jaw dropping report of taxpayer money they say could be saved. more than $125 billion over five years, enough to fund 50 army brigades, or 83 f-35s, money the study says is being misspent on overhead and operations. the study's author tells us the pentagon turned its back on the finding.
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>> it's 100% approved, and the secretary stopped the process. >> reporter: the washington post reports the defense department got cold feet worried the report could fuel calls to cut the defense budget. the pentagon is pushing back hard, telling abc news the suggestion it tried to bury the report is false. defense officials say that savings goal is unrealistic, but that they have already saved billions. while some on capitol hill were briefed, lawmakers we spoke with today want answers. >> i was very disappointed, and, frankly, angry that i had not seen this report. >> reporter: now there are calls here on capitol hill for an investigation to get to the bottom of this. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. okay. so now to a political question for you, how soon is too soon to look forward to the next presidential race? >> oh, already? >> yeah. well, one guy who is playing coy with the whole subject right now is the current vice president, joe biden. >> oh. he was on colbert show last nights. and he wouldn't rule out a
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presidential bid in 2020. >> i can't see the circumstance in which i'd run, but what i've learned a long, long time ago is to never say never. you don't know what's going to happen. i mean, hell, donald trump's going to be 74. i'll be 77 in better shape. i mean, i like that. >> biden said, by the way, he has no regrets about not running this year. >> okay. and he told colbert that he thinks he would have been the best prepared person to lead the country today. all right. sounds like he's running in 2020. >> he's not not running. >> that's a positive. >> right. >> yes. all right. the pac already just popped up, the biden pac. just kidding. when we come back, who topped this year's class of gramny nominees. >> and what drake did to help apple reach a new mile stone. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny" starting with this year's grammy award nominations. >> the 59th annual grammy awards may just end up turning into the battle of the super divas. on one hand, you have beyonce who has a big stick. and she leads this year with nine nominations for her album "lemonade," including record of the year, album of the year and
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song of the year. just saying. >> in each of the top categories, by the way, but she has to battle with adele nominated for five grammys including her "hello" for both record of the year and song of the year. >> to the other leading nominees including rihanna, who got eight nods, but whose ante was missing from the list of nominees for album and song of the year. >> chance the rapper racked up seven nominations in five categories including best new artist and he's the first nominee to make the cut without releasing a physical album. so this is a historic move for the grammys acknowledging digital albums. >> about time. now explain what a record is and an album, know what to support in the category. they are held february 12 in los angeles. >> looking forward to it. >> we are. talk that drake was snubbed for the hit "one dance," but here's something you definitely can't take away from him.
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>> so the rapper, who was all over apple music this year, not surprisingly, topped the itunes music lists. >> his album was the best seller in itunes this year while his hit "one dance" that song we just told you, got an apparent snob from the grammys, not bitter about it, is thee most popular single followed by justin timberlake's "can't stop the feeling," and rihanna's "work." >> rihanna, who collaborated with drake, also holds the number two spot on the top album list with another suggested grammy snub. that was followed by adelle's "25" and frank ocean's "blond." >> what's it mean for apple? can they stop the music? no? they can't? well, now it's push apple music to over 20 million subscribers. >> ooh, they're having an impact on the music, that's for sure. >> they are. >> next from the music to the movies, apparently jennifer lawrence and kris pratt want you
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to see their upcoming sci-fi flick "passengers." >> it's getting good reviews and they are doing everything they can short of stripping down atop the empire state building. >> oh, man. >> we'd approve. but they did land in new york and headed uptown, way uptown for a special surprise. >> oh, okay. >> so they both surprised a group of students at the film school in the bronx taking photos and answering students' questions. >> the school is a nonprofit founded 16 years ago with locations in new york and l.a., and when we say uptown, it's north of harlem. they were in harlem, right? >> so surprise guest teaching day. >> yes. finally, the oscar-winning actor who took a massive real estate loss. >> that's right. not in the way you think. leonardo dicaprio sold his eco friendly apartment in east village for $8 million.
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that was $2 million less than he paid for it three years ago. >> unfortunately, because the sale happened in a private off-market deal to an anonymous corporation, there's no interior photos. >> we can tell you, however, that it is decked out with futuristic amenities like circadian rhythm lighting, a build-in juicing station, and vitamin infused showers. over the past three years, he's rarely even visited that apartment. he's been representing the three bed 500 square foot condo for $25,000 a month to a former clinton administration official. i wonder if the circadian rhythm lighting patterns adjust to overnight hours. >> oh -- >> i was not sure, which is why i didn't buy the place, otherwise -- >> i hope so. back to the grammys for a moment because song of the year brings together some of, like, the biggest of the last year. >> yeah. >> we're putting on twitter, who do you think will win the grammy of the year? of course there's beyonce nominated, adele, and a guy i never heard of in that category. george l. simpson. >> oh.
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so with nine grammy nominations for beyonce, eight for rihanna and five for adele, not hard to see why the awards if year will be a battle of super divas. >> but what you're about to witness right here is a travesty. it's our own "world news now" battle of the anchor divas with our own xwrammy karaoke. >> we don't have the words in front of us or know the songs. and unlike usual karoke, we are sober. we hope you are not for the sake of listening for what's about to happen. >> we don't know the songs we're picking out. here we go. >> what's the first one? drum roll.
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"love yourself" by justin bieber. this you or me? >> this is you, lady. >> oh, it is? ♪ at times you rain on my parade ♪ not yet? >> look -- >> no. it's -- >> wait. are you the chorus? ♪ mama don't like -- >> this is beautiful. >> it's the verse. no, it was the verse. see. all right. here. ♪ my mama don't like you ♪ and she likes everyone ♪ and i never liked you admit that i was wrong ♪ okay, all right. let's -- ♪ i've been so caught up in -- >> cats are dying. all right, next up. "work," lyrical genius here. ♪ you have to dance to it. ♪ work work work ♪ you say we got to work work work ♪ ♪ you tell me to work work work ♪ ♪ work work work work
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>> you really memorized all the words here. >> i did. i got the easy one. >> all right. one more. oh. >> oh! >> ambitious." hello"hello." >> oh, it must be a moment. that's a build up. ♪ hello >> oh, this is beautiful. ♪ can you hear me ♪ i've been california dreaming ♪ >> this got me all teary eyed. oh, my gosh. ♪ i've been california dreaming about what we used to be ♪ ♪ we're so different between us ♪ ♪ we're running out of time >> who won the battle of the karaoke? ♪ hello from the outside ♪ work work work
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good morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here's the top headlines on "world news now." president-elect donald trump is talking of unity and bringing the nation together at the second stop of his thank you tour. he told a crowd of supporters in north carolina to, quote, dream big as americans. we have more details ahead. and breaking news from indonesia where the death toll is expected to rise after a powerful earthquake. rescue workers are frantically searching for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings. and syrian and russian jets bombed towns north of aleppo. government ground troops are capturing about three-quarters of the major city. syria and russia, meanwhile, have rejectsed a cease-fire.
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today is the 75th anniversary of japanese attack on u.s. forces in hawaii. thousands of americans killed on that day that lives in infamy that led to the u.s. entry into world war ii. those are the top stories we're following on this wednesday. it is december 7th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we say good wednesday morning, everyone. we are going to get started with donald trump, the president-elect, back on the road tomorrow visiting the victims of last week's attack at ohio state university. >> last night, in north carolina on the second stop of the thank you tour. trump was more restrained than at last week's rally in ohio and he talked about healing the nation's divisions. he also brought retired general james mattis on stage after saying he's the pick for defense secretary. here's more of what trump had to say. >> i believe we're making the best cabinet assembled in the nation's history. you're going to see it.
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i'm so looking forward to it, probably next week, you're going to see what we're going to do. a lot of things will be announced. stay tuned, folks. we're going to undertake one of the greatest tax reforms in simplifications in american history. and massive tax cuts, by the way, for middle class workers, massive. we love our flag. we don't like it when we see people ripping up our flag and burning our flag. we don't like it. we don't like it. we'll see what we can do about that, okay? my message tonight is for all americans from all parties, all beliefs, all walks of life, it's a message for everyone. no matter your age, your income, your background, i'm asking you to join us in this great, great adventurous world that we're living in, we're going to make
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it less adventurous. we're going to making it greater and safer than it's ever been before. >> trump also started a fire storm with a tweet saying the government's deal with boeing should be cancelled. he put the price tag at more than $4 billion. the company says it's working under a $170 million research and development contract for a new presidential plane. trump talked about the issue shortly after boeing's ceo was quoted for being critical of trump's proposed trade policies. the son of the trump's national security adviser has been forced out of trump's transition team over controversy over fake news or fake news stories specifically that he pushed on twitter. michael flynn jr. is accused of pushing pizza-gate in tweets prompting an incident at a restaurant in which a gunman is now in custody. trump's spokesman said he was helping his father with some duties, but that's no longer the case. digging out in north dakota and northern plains after getting a foot of snow in the
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region. large sections of interstates 29 and 94 were closed as well as most other roads. it's not known when or even if the roads reopen today. it's now snowing in boulder and other parts of colorado. you see the scenes there. the snowplows are out and streets are very slick. the weather is blamed for several crashes on interstate 70 west of denver. even though it's not officially, officially winter, this is the first big winter storm for most of the country, and we'll feel the effects for some time. >> cam tran joining us now for the details. good morning. >> good morning, diane and kendis. blizzard-like conditions across the dakotas and northern minnesota making travel treacherous, but we have the coldest air of the season moving across the u.s. this week. by wednesday, it's well in place across the central plains. thursday in the midwest, and friday, it's going to move across the northeast where temperatures will be dropping
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anywhere between 15 to 25 degrees. diane, kendis, back to you. >> thank you. a man has been arrested in manslaughter for the death of joe mcnight. eva pilgrim has more from new orleans. >> reporter: robert gasser, the man behind the trigger in the deadly road rage, is behind bars, charged with manslaughter. >> two people engaged in bad behavior that day. >> reporter: the sheriff slamming critics who called for gasser's immediate arrest over the weekend. >> people don't think we know what we're doing strategically. tough, i don't care. i can put my head on the pillow every night knowing that we've done the right thing for the right reasons. >> reporter: and he quoted from hate-filled comments on social media aimed at african-american local officials for supporting the pace of his investigation. >> it's not fair for him to be called you punk [ bleep ] uncle tom [ bleep ] we saw you sell out to them you rat [ bleep ]
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punk. that's the tone of what we're calling our elected leaders. >> the sheriff arguing the four-day wait for an arrest allowed investigators to question gasser for hours, eliminate a lying witness, and get other critical witnesses to come forward. he said it was not about race, but started when mcknight allegedly cut gasser off driving on a bridge. gasser then sets out after mcknight, two drivers tailing each other for miles. in this surveillance video a mile from the shooting scene, you see the two vehicles matching the drings of mcknight's silver suv and gasser's blue car speeding through a turn, and a mile away, they stopped at this light arguing through open windows. police say mcknight boxed in gasser's car, got out, and
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leaned towards gasser's passenger window. >> at some point in time during that verbal altercation, mr. gasser pulls his weapon from between the the seat and the console and fires three shots at joe mcknight, killing him. >> reporter: no word if mcknight was trying to get into gasser's car. the sheriff says that gasser claims mcknight was threatening him when they were arguing, but also tells us that critical witnesses contradict parts of his story. here in louisiana, the use of deadly force can be justified if someone is trying to get in your car. eva pilgrim, abc news, louisiana. in new orleans, a man accused of gunning down a former nfl star, will smith, in road rage is on trial. he's charged with second degree murder for killing smith. hayes claims he feared for his life. smith's widow, wounded in the shooting, took the stand yesterday describing how the
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incident quickly spiralled out of control quickly. >> stanford university is now facing a lawsuit over handling an alleged serial sexual predator claiming the school took too long to investigate and discipline the now former student. the man allegedly went on to physically and sexually abuse four women. stanford released a statement reading in part, we acted in this case and in all matters to protect our students. we have sympathy for the plaintiff in this case, but we will be vigorously defending the lawsuit as we believe stanford acted with appropriate diligence and compassion in the restraint of privacy laws. and some angry moments were caught on camera as a so-called alt-right speaker came to a texas university. richard spencer visited texas a&m tuesday night, the man on video shouting "hail trump" to a group in washington, d.c. spencer allowed critics to speak out and took audience questions from them, but one exchange nearly turned violent. >> all right. let's go -- let's go.
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>> no fighting. no, no, no. >> that woman was asking another audience member a question when her microphone was snatched away. >> texas a&m did not invite spencer, that it came from a former student who rented out the space. latest round in the legal battle between smart phone makers goes to samsung. the supreme court in a unanimous decision said sam june sung may not owe apple the entire $399 million in damages awarded by the lower court for patent june not owe apple the entire $399 million in damages awarded by the lower court for patenune su not owe apple the entire $399 million in damages awarded by the lower court for patenne sun not owe apple the entire $399 million in damages awarded by the lower court for patene sung not owe apple the entire $399 million in damages awarded by the lower court for paten sung not owe apple the entire $399 million in damages awarded by the lower court for patensung m not owe apple the entire $399 million in damages awarded by the lower court for patent infringement saying the appeals court used the wrong analysis to compute the award. the supreme court did not weigh in on the specifies of the case. and we all like a good spirited competition. >> yes. >> and when it comes to food, i should have been involved in this one, but you be the judge. last week, we showed you the anaconda burrito, three feet long, five and a half pounds,
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made at a restaurant that's meant to be shared, however, it took pablo martinez, on his own, just 13 minutes to eat the entire thing. >> wow. now he's not just a hungry diner, of course, but the 18th ranked competitive eater in the world and first person in the world to devour the burrito. he predicts he won't be the last. >> we should have challenged each other. you wouldn't have eaten anything, and i would have got the chance to eat it all. >> would have had it in two minutes. coming up, a construction crew in wisconsin that's building more than just apartment buildings. what the special group of men did for one of their biggest fans. it's melting hearts across the country. >> and opening her heart to fans in a new book, the country star naomi judd is sharing her personal struggle with anxiety
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the death toll reaching 36 in that horrific warehouse fire in oakland. >> as authorities are considering criminal charges or possibly even murder, we are finding out what sparked that deadly chain of events. here's the latest. >> reporter: while crews used a backhoe to dismantle a wall at the ghost ship warehouse -- >> people calling knowing they are going to die making that last reach out towards your family. >> reporter: stories emerging about the final words mostly text messages sent out by the victims of the ghost ship in the moments before they died. >> anyone can relate you're thinking about your fate, and family and how they are hurting when you're gone and knowing that will happen. >> reporter: in the meantime, investigators belief they isolated the cause of the deadly
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fire to a refrigerator at the rear of the building. as the search for human remains is coming to an end, the death toll holds steady at 36 with just 10% of the building left to search. >> in my studio with my dogs when i heard the cries for help. >> jose was one of those who escaped. the artist had lived in the ghost ship for two years. he and his dogs, barely made it out friday night. >> by the time i got the doors open, it was just, you know, flames were starting to engulf my space, so i just ran through and kept looking around to anybody who i could see. we all really need each other right now. we are all suffering right now. i can't imagine how those families feel. >> i can't imagine indeed. thanks to laura anthony in oakland. coming up, the river in time.
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>> naomi judd is opening up and revealing a personal struggle she's been battling for years. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our
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she's one of america's most accomplished country music stars skyrocketing to stardom with her daughter beside her.
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>> but on the inside, apparently, naomi judd hid an almost unbearable pain. spsh tried to come to grips with a dark secret. now she's opening up about it with her battle with anxiety and depression in a new book called "a river in time." here's abc's robin roberts. >> reporter: naomi's internal spiral beginning in 2011 in the judd's encore tour. documented in their reality show "the judds" on the oprah winfrey network. >> by forgiving. >> reporter: painful feelings. >> i feel so close to her now, closest i ever felt. >> reporter: she was a teenage mott al 18, raised wyn on onna in hand to mouth poverty. >> from the day i knew she existed, it was the two of us gevens the world. through the decades, we kind of
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grew up together because it was just the two of us. and i'm always telling her, if i knew better, i would have done better. >> reporter: she said the newly surfaced realities of their past rocked their relationship to its core. >> we both walked on egg shells. >> really? >> it was very uncomfortable, both just absolutely raw. love her, but there are just times we need a break from each other. >> are you still on a break? >> yes. we're still a little estranged from on each other. and that happens with mothers and daughters. >> reporter: judd's depression worsened. alarming her husband, larry strickland, and daughter, ashley judd. as treatment, she faced her childhood, prompting a dark family secret. she was molested by her great unique the at 3 1/2 years old. >> i was a cute kid, smiled, laughed, obedient. there's a photo in the book where typically i'm posing, hand on the hip, grinning for the camera, and then grand mommy judd made me stand next to uncle charlie and my personality
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completely changed. interesting where i'm holding my hands, like, right here, and i look like i'm disgusted and terrified. >> when this happened to you you would go running to an adult, you were so hopeful that they would just see the fright in you and ask you, but they were not equipped. >> nobody was there for me. in a way, i had to parent myself, and realize that i got a raw deal. okay. now i'm a big girl. put on your big girl pants and deal with it, and i started in therapy. i would walk up to ashley's house, which is a mile that way, and i would holler at her from her front step. if she was home, she would come out and give me a hug. >> reporter: one of many small but meaningful steps towards naomi's recovery -- >> ashley and i are so stinking much alike. we have the same mannerisms. we read a whole lot. we both love new places. >> reporter: and another
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critical part of her recovery is naomi's husband of 27 years, larry. what advice do you have for someone who has a loved one with depression? >> get ready to walk that path with them. because they are going to need you every minute. >> reporter: in sickness and in health. >> exactly. >> reporter: and as for wynonna, she's going to watch this. what do you think she will say? >> i think she'll say, good for you, mom, for final for being willing to talk about the bad stuff. >> reporter: taking each day as it comes, naomi is seeing the brighter side of life again. >> my everyday life is not only manageable, it's even enjoyable once more. i laugh a lot. i've told my story and you can tell yours. you're not alone. i'm still here. >> reporter: i'm robin roberts in tennessee. >> great to see her doing well now, especially hearing her
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story. they say her depression was so bad she's been in psychiatric wards and electroshock therapy. when that was a thing. >> so many people in that situation. great she's speaking out to help them. that situation. great she's speaking out to help them.
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looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ well, this morning, construction crew melting hearts and an 89-year-old on his first job interview. >> joining us for a special live edition of two truths and a why -- >> live in living color, good morning, you guys, and good morning to all of you. let's begin with the construction crew that didn't need a hammer or nails to build one of the most beautiful stories that i've seen this year. rich suffered a stroke a few years ago, unable to speak well. that did not stop him from sitting on his front porch every day encouraging the construction crew building a new apartment complex across the street from his wisconsin home. the crew became best buddies with rich and called him boss, but, of course, that's not all
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the crew decided to do. they bought rich tickets, get this, to an nfl game, so he could cheer on his beloved green bay packers. >> oh. >> and check it out, there they are, rich and his son right there at the game sunday, and the packers won. >> yes. >> he's a good luck charm. >> yes. >> they need to keep inviting him back. >> so nice, right? >> they need that luck this year. >> next up, a truth that age is just a number. ask 89-year-old joe from the u.k. who got bored of retirement and took out an ad in the paper looking for a new job. letting employers know he cleans, does light gardening, diy projects, and anything else, but maybe that last line there at the bottom, save me from dying of boredom caught the eye of the folks at cantina kitchen and bar. the restaurant bringing bartley in for his first ever job interview, which he aced, and hiring him part-time to clean and prep for hungry diners. but 20 hours a week is not
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enough for joe, who is 89. let me say that again. started sunday and already looking forward to working a little overtime. >> all right, go joe. >> age is just a number, right? >> look at him go. >> look at this, a baby going viral. here's why. not only does it feature an exceptionally talent the beat boxer and adorable baby, but it's hilarious. take a look. trying to get the baby to beat box. and that's all that happens. that's all he's getting out. >> i think that it's never too early to train the world's next great music prodigy, but he might have started his niece a little early there. >> oh, i love it! >> she's got a little bit of -- a ways to go there with the hip hop rhythms, but swag like that can't be taught. you know, she's born with it, right? >> it's so cute! she's picking it up, though, at least the general idea. >> that's how the likes of eminem get started. >> something tells me that's not how eminem got started. >> hey, you never know. so great to have you here in person, for real.
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this morning on "world news now," the latest stop on the thank you tour. >> president-elect donald trump was back on the road last night thanking his supporters in the swing state of north carolina. he also laid out plans for the presidency while sharing the stage with his latest cabinet member pick. >> and amid some of the fiercest fighting in syria's five year civil war, we go inside a war torn and devastated aleppo as many families return to find what's left of what were once their homes. and there were some tense moments on the campus of one of the country's largest schools. hundreds of students protested a white leader of the so-called alt right speaking on campus. police in riot gear called in to keep the peace. more details on that story just ahead. get ready to rock out with this rock. it's a stone in a leather pouch
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and somehow it's become the latest must-have gift to get. but what is it, really? and, really, why? it is wednesday, december 7th. from abc news, this is "world news now." remember pet rocks? how that was a thing. >> yeah. >> is this the come back of the pet rock? >> it is a mystery. we're all trying to figure it out. and if that is art or worth something, then -- no, just imagine. all right. let's start the half hour off with president-elect donald trump making his way to north carolina last night for a rally to thank supporters. >> trump delivered a far more restrained speech than he did last week in ohio. he even stopped the crowd from booing the media. >> trump will travel to ohio state university tomorrow to meet with some of the victims of
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the recent attacks there, but first, more details about the event last night. >> reporter: victory lap in north carolina officially announcing his pick for secretary of defense. >> general james "mad dog" mattis, as the next secretary of defense for the united states of america. >> reporter: with mattis by his side. deja vu on twitter and trump tower, tweeting about the deal with the japanese businessman and then an unexpected appearance. >> he's just agreed to invest $50 billion in the united states and 50,000 jobs. >> reporter: the same thing as he criticized a government contract with boeing to build new air force one planes, first a tweet, then this. >> well, the plane is totally out of control. it's going to be over $4 billion for air force one program, and i think it's ridiculous. >> reporter: questions over whether he got the $4 billion price tag, boeing releasing a statement saying it's under contract for $170 million for
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the next generation. trump flies in his own plane continuing his thank you tour in key battleground states, but hillary clinton city up by more than 2.5 million in the popular vote, house democrats are calling into question the legitimacy of the electoral college and talking of limiting its power. one suggestion, guaranteeing that the electoral college votes are awarded to the winner of the national popular vote. the electoral college meets december 19th to cast votes. in the meantime after north carolina, trump takes the thank you tour to iowa thursday and michigan friday. diane, kendis? >> thank you. the new york police department is adding a voice to the call for federal funding to
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pay for donald trump's security. a top department official joined house democrats on capitol hill to call for $35 million. they say that will cover security expenses for trump between election day and inauguration. whatever money is approved could be part of a spending bill expected to pass congress this week. a new orleans man finally arrested for manslaughter in the death of former nfl player joe mcknight. ronald gasser is seen in this video on the day of the shooting when he was questioned, but not charged. mcknight was shot in a road rage incident, we're told, the local sheriff defending the handling of the case saying they strategically waited for days to make the arrest because they needed to find independent witnesses. mcknight's death was similar to that of former new orleans saints player, will smith, killed earlier in a traffic dispute. his widow took the stand yesterday in the trial. she tearfully described hayes' voice as loud, angry, and evil. hayes has said he feared for his life the night he shot smith. investigators in oakland think a refrigerator or other appliance may have started friday night's deadly warehouse fire. the atf is looking at anything electrical on the first floor as
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a possible source. meanwhile, 35 of the 36 people killed in the fire have been identified. oakland's mayor said the goal is for the city now to move forward. >> no one ever wants to see a tragedy like this in their community, but when one strikes, it is our responsibility to take aggressive and quick action. >> fire officials said crews will be on scene until the entire warehouse has been searched. the coroner says all 36 victims died from smoke inhalation. to weather now, a blizzard shutting down roads in north dakota and other states in the plains, 19 inches fell in some parts, accompanied by strong winds of 30-50 miles per hour. in the northeast, the snow and icy rain is now tapering off. the midwest is likely to see a new few more inches of snow and very cold temperatures. >> the threat against the transit system in los angeles appears to have been a hoax. that's according to the fbi
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which said the same anonymous caller made similar bogus threats in the past. here's more on the stepped up security. >> reporter: one of l.a.'s most famous spots transformed into a tsa security line. that tip warning of an attack on the red line metrostop yards from universal studios. >> that's scary. >> reporter: the stop gristling with k-9 units and tactical gear. the orange barriers preparing for a metro to open under intense security. the fbi says it got the tip from a foreign intelligence agency. a male speaking in english called the public safety hotline, say officials, with a specific warning. >> our intelligence was that it was universal city station and it was today.
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>> reporter: we accompanied the los angeles mayor eric garcetti riding the subway himself hoping to calm nerves. >> it was not something with massive amounts of people, coordinated, single lone actor. >> reporter: a terrorist threat has three components, specificity, timing, and credibility. the mayor said this threat had two events, specificity, timing, but what it lacked, he said, credibility. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. tension on a college campus. richard spencer's appearance at texas a&m university tuesday was met by protesters. some were silent. others shouted insults or chanted slogans. spencer gained notoriety last month when video of him shouting "hail trump" to an audience in washington, d.c. went public. texas a&m said spencer was invited to speak by a former student who rented out the space on that campus. in the final months as president, barak obama is defending strategy against terrorism. in florida, he insisted it is
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possible to beat terrorists like isis and still maintain american ideals. he said proof of the successes, no major attack in the u.s. during his time in office despite the terrorists' best efforts. the home improvement store, lowe's, in texas got two of the price of one when they hired air force veteran clay luthy. they got his service dog, charlotte. luthy has had five knee surgeries now and can't bend his left leg, but charlotte is trained to help him. >> so luthy said he wouldn't take a job without her, so many companies, therefore, would not take luthy. but now charlotte's a hit and a customer posted this picture of the pair on their facebook page and it vent viral. >> gaining a lot of attention this morning. >> i'm surprised that more companies would not have allowed them in there. >> it's a home improvement store. the aisles are wide. lots of space. >> a morale improvement as well. adorable. coming up, we are going inside aleppo for a rare look at
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the demolished city, and last urban rebel stronghold. see what families who fled the violence are now finding as they return home. and the new warn background kids and headphones. the brand new study that's raising questions about their safety and what you need to know before you let your kids plug in. and remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter on abcwnn. >> on twitter, who won the singing contest? diane or myself? easy answer, it's me. diane or myself? easy answer, it's me.
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it was 75 years ago today that japanese forces attacked pearl harbor leading to the u.s. entry of world war ii. by the time the attack was over, more than 2400 americans had been killed and 19 u.s. navy ships were either sunk or damaged. >> a full day of commemorations taking place at pearl harbor today including a special ceremony at the uss arizona. later this month, shinzo abe will be the first japanese leader to visit pearl harbor since the end of that war. president obama will join him in the visit. turning to the war in syria, it seems syria's army and its allies are closer than ever to driving the rebels out of their last strong hold in aleppo. >> in the meantime, inside aleppo it's a virtual ghost town with many families who remain caught in the middle of the violence. abc's alex marquardt is there for us. >> reporter: aleppo, syria's
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biggest city and commercial center is the symbol of the country's war. epitomizing suffering of people and setting up the pivotal battle that could well decide the outcome of the war. once home to nearly 3 million people, this ancient city today is a shell of its former self. despite sounds of war, there's an unsettling silence. in many places, a virtual ghost town. some families are now daring to return. >> this is the main gathering area for people who live in this part of town. here they can get food and warm drinks from aid agencies, but they come here to register, to let the local authorities know that they are going home. the arab spring swept through the middle east in 2011, syria protested their government. assad tightened his grip on the country. security forces brutally cracking down on protesters. by then, syria was in the throws of a civil war. from there, the country descended into chaos.
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rebels and pro-government forces fighting a civil war were backed by major foreign power, iran, russia, u.s., saudi arabia among others, turning it into an international proxy war, and in the heart of the conflict? aleppo. these images from 2013, filmed by residents of the war-torn city, filmed in cross fire. using cameras provided by abc news. scenes like this nearly every day. since then, the conflict has only worsened. over 450,000 killed. 11 million syria, more than half the population fled their homes, creating one of the worst refugee crisis in modern history. so much destroyed, so much in ruins. today's picture of aleppo embodying a people who have suffered so greatly. for the mardini family, there's
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light at the top of the staircase. the wall their father built to protect their home did what it was designed to do. keeping many of their precious belongings in tact. the boys overjoyed to rediscover lost treasures. a transformer. a tweetie bird. in this small corner of aleppo, a fragile and hard-won sense of normalcy. it seems like you prepared quite well for coming back. you knew that you'd come home one day? but those happy moments are rare around here and elsewhere in eastern aleppo tonight. tens of thousands, maybe more,
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still caught in the middle of the fighting as fierce as ever. i'm alex marquardt, aleppo, syria. >> unbelievable. this has been going on five years now and this is what it's come to. >> alex said it's a juxtaposition because in one area you'll see blocks and blocks and blogs for miles of destruction, and then you realize the university campus, and they celebrated a birthday. they are still trying to have life. >> a little corner there. >> exactly, where is there's still devastation all around. >> all right. coming up in the next half hour, the pentagon study revealing $125 billion in potential wasteful spending. hear why military officials are accused of trying to bury their own findings. first, a safety alert about children and headphones. the new report that's raising questions about how dangerous they really are for your kids' hearing. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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♪ ♪ can't get you out of my head out of my head out of my head. >> so apple is out with the top apps of the year. can you guess which one on that list was number one? >> instagram? >> no, snapchat. >> i still haven't figured out how to use that app. if someone can help me, that would be great. >> instagram in the top five, though. so there's a new report out about the potential danger of letting your kids use headphones. >> it's raising questions of whether they could permanently harm your kids' ears. here's more. >> rock and roll! >> reporter: yes, indeed, but are some headphones potentially hurting our kids?
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>> some of our testinging, they got as loud as a chainsaw or a jackhammer. >> reporter: the study suggests one in five teens now suffer some hearing loss and some doctors blame headphones. >> i've seen kids young as 7 who have had noise-induced hearing loss. they are listening to their headphones at full blast. you're talking about listening to a rock concert on a daily basis. >> reporter: wire cutter tech guide tested 30 kids headphones for style, fit, and safety using plastic ear and some real life children. >> they are fluffy and squishy. they are squishy. >> reporter: the report? >> there's no governing report to oversee this stuff. >> reporter: they claim to limit volume at 85 decibels, loud as a blender, but safe according to the world health organization. >> the best are the puro. >> there's a fail safe limiter. but wire cutter claims others went over the 85 db during their tests. the headphones that received the poorest rating?
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kids gear, wired headphones, yep, my kids used them. >> the volume limitinging part on these, it's already gone. >> what do you mean it's gone? >> your kid took it off. >> oh. >> reporter: with the limiter, the audio level is fine. without, as loud as 110 decibels. >> it's too loud, but i did like them. >> reporter: in 15 years, never a complain using a limiter needed. when it's used, safe sound is achieved. any issue with volume is a user or configuration issue. >> i can play justin bieber. >> reporter: please. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that'll be one reason you want to lose your hearing. they play all bieber all the time. ♪ is it too late now to say sorry ♪ ♪ my mama don't like you >> so the wire cutter does get a percentage, by the way, of money from retailers for products sold through the links on their articles. >> and, of course, the biggest advice nick took away from all
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you can't just go to the airport to visit her because she's there at random times. so she's keeping everybody guessing. >> perfect because whenever i'm flying in morning or evenings or afternoons, i always love a bloody mary, and i love bacon in the bloody mary. >> no. lilo is not there for -- >> it's perfect when you go there. >> it's not that kind of therapy pig. >> you know what goes great with "the bachelor," alcohol. because that's what helps you get through this tv series. >> that's good therapy. >> it is. so "the bachelor" is coming up here on january 2nd on your abc local station. and that music -- they come up with the perfect wine to go with them. the newly released wines, rose, red and white, but this is the final rose, the third name, so we brought in our bachelor analyst who has pretty much tried all of them just for research. and, jack, what are your thoughts on these? i guess they're $16 a bottle. wow, that's a big bottle. >> i mean, they were great and i'm looking forward to more of them, knowing some of who's going to be involved this coming season. i'll put it that way. >> did you drink the whole magnum, jack?
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>> it has a way of driving people to drink, if you know what i mean. >> he does. >> jack, does it make the show more tolerable? >> yes. for lack of more technical terms, yes, it does. >> now when we watch all the contestants and they're drunk, we can all commiserate. >> it'll numb us. >> it won't be long now, baby. >> yeah, january 2nd. >> oh, boy. >> nordstrom has a new product out that's gaining a lot of attention this morning. >> they do? >> yeah. check it out. they are selling a rock in a a leather pouch. bargain price? $85. >> get out of here. >> what do you do with it? >> what do you do with that? >> nobody has any idea. >> it's a rock in a leather pouch. >> just a rock in a pouch. >> all right. >> some people are asking is it from the moon? answer we think is no.
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this morning o this morning on "world news now," much of the country is getting its first big with winter black blast. temperatures are dipping for millions as blizzard conditions across some states will make travel dangerous. accuweather has the forecast ahead. breaking news overnight, an earthquake rocking indonesia, buildings flattened as the death toll is in the dozens and many new this half hour, vice president biden is never saying never. >> yep. he took to late night explaining why a run in 2020 isn't so far fetched while comparing his physical shape to president-elect trump. saluting this year's class of grammy award nominees. who racked up the most nods, who was snubbed, and hear why this year could turn into the battle of the super divas. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 7th.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." >> is that what beyonce will do if she doesn't win. >> hold up. you know, beyonce doesn't need the grammys. the grammys need beyonce. >> oh. >> and we're going to delve straight into that later on in this half hour, but also there's going to be some really, really rough competition, and i'm just saying you have to vote for me. >> okay. just get my baseball bat, hold on. >> exactly. of course we want to start the half hour with severe weather that are passing through nearly 20 states. >> the storm system that soaked major eastern city and left a coating of snow in other areas is moving east looking to be a dry day today. >> but a blizzard hammered north dakota and northern plains with more than a foot of snow. the standing rock sioux tribal chairman told pipeline protesters who have been there for quite some time to go home
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rather than risk lives in the dangerous conditions. >> they might not have been able to go home because most north dakota roads were closed. alex perez has more. >> reporter: across the northern plains, treacherous travel. wind gusts up to 64 miles per hour. in morton county, north dakota where protesters gathered to weeks to protest the dakota pipeline, officials begging them to leave, but leaves more dangerous. >> the hill got us, slid sideways down the hill, didn't know what to do. >> reporter: a stretch of the interstate closed. >> people getting stuck, just miserable. >> reporter: in bismarck, the problem is blowing snow creating drifts like this one, and now they are bracing for wind chills well below zero. alex perez, abc news bismarck, north dakota. >> it is cold there. while the snow is not falling fast now, the effects of the
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blizzard with us. >> accuweather's cam tran has the complete forecast for us. good morning, cam. >> good morning. blizzard-like conditions in the northern plains as well as northern minnesota out for today, so traveling anywhere across the dakotas, looking at blowing snow that's going to make travel treacherous on top of that, this coldest air of the season will be moving across two-thirds of the country this week. by wednesday, it's going to be well in place across the central plains. by thursday into the midwest and by friday, it's going to be a big chill into the northeast. we're talking about temperatures 15 to 25 degrees below normal. in fact, much of the country seeing highs this week barely above freezing. we got to bundle up this week. diane, kendis, back to you. >> all right. thanks to cam.
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moving on now to donald trump. the second stop of his thank you tour brought him to north carolina last night. the president-elect hit on several of his campaign themes including keeping jobs in america. he also suggested that effort must be looked at almost like fighting a war. he made it official nominating marine corps general james mattes to be his defense secretary. >> he led an assault battalion in operation desert storm, and you saw what happened. that was the way you were supposed to lead it. there were no games. mad dog plays no games, right? >> earlier in new york, trump appeared with the japanese ceo saying his company committed to invest $50 billion in the u.s. trump said that would create 50,000 jobs and also a spokeswoman said trump sold all his stocks in june, although no proof of that was provided. trump travels to ohio state university tomorrow to visit with some of the victims of last week's attack there. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said repealing obamacare will be the first item on the agenda when the new congress begins january 3rd he says a resolution to repeal the health care law is the
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senate each top priority. since being elected, donald trump said he favors keeping some elements of the law including preventing denial of coverage for preexisting conditions. syria government forces control about three-fourths of the city of aleppo. they are using devices on towns north of aleppo coming as russian allies rejected a cease-fire. ground offensive to take control of the rebels began more than two weeks ago. breaking news from indonesia where officials say an earthquake killed at least 54 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areas. the 6.2 quake struck under the ocean at a depth of 11 miles, but currently, there's no risk of a tsunami. investigators hope they are close to finding the cause of friday's tragic warehouse fire in oakland. 36 people were killed in what is the city's deadliest fire in the
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city's history. all but one have been identified. authorities do not believe the fire was intentionally set. the focus turned to the appliances on the first floor of the building. >> they narrowed down the area of origin and now they're looking for potential sources of ignition in that area. a potential source of ignition could be a refrigerator, so they are gathering those electrical potential sources of ignition, and they are closely examining them. >> a local state of emergency has been declared in oakland. it allows the city and local residents as well as businesses to be eligible for possible state or federal funds as they recover from the fire. an american tourist has died after being struck by lightning while camping in australia. new yorker sam beatty with his partner here, michelle segalla, officials believe the lightning hit the tent and touched his feet killing him instantly. segalla was also hit suffering head and neck injuries and it took three hours for help to arrive.
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police investigating a scare in a chicago high school. several students sick after eating gummy bears laced with an unknown substance. they have been hospitalized. police officials say it's believe the the candy contained a liquid base marijuana substance. it's not clear if the students knew the candy was contaminated before they ate it. so there's a bit of good news for new parents who work for ikea. they'll still have to assemble their own cribs like the other customers, but now they'll get parrotal leave. the swedish furniture maker extends benefit to all u.s. employees, full- and part-time ones. the policy takes effect january 1st and gives up to four months paid leave to mothers and fathers. driving with your child without a car seat usually gets
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a ticket, but this police officer gave the mother something more. two new car sets. officer brandon gilbert even helped install the seats in the car and brought her kids some stuffed animals, too. >> that's really cool. gilbert says he's a father, as well. he talked it over with his wife and said another ticket wasn't going to do that woman any good. he says helping people is why he became a police officer, so he did that. i think the hardest part is getting some of those seats inside the car. >> well, he helped her get them in the car, the hardest part of the operation. a very nice thing that he did. and a good way to lead by example. >> yeah. and he paid for the seats with his own money. good job. coming up, joe biden's latest comments about 2020 and what he said about running for the white house and about who is in better shape, him or donald trump. and who is scooping up the most of this year's grammy nominations? who got snubbed? plus, we'll have our own little grammy-esque competition. >> it's not a competition. >> tune in to see who is going to win. you dropped a pen? >> it's a mike drop. "world news now" weather
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some police were caught on video firing grenades and rubber bullets from a church window. they called the act an invasion and promising to investigate. back here on the home front, outrage is building over the revelation of a pentagon study detailing $125 billion in potential wasteful spending. >> critics are now accusing the defense department or officials there trying to bury the report, but the pentagon is pushing back. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: it's the most expensive federal department, but a 2015 federal report found a jaw dropping report of taxpayer money they say could be saved. more than $125 billion over five years, enough to fund 50 army brigades, or 83 f-35s, money the study says is being misspent on overhead and operations. the study's author tells us the pentagon turned its back on the finding. >> it's 100% approved, and the secretary stopped the process. >> reporter: the washington post reports the defense department got cold feet worried the report could fuel calls to cut the defense budget.
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the pentagon is pushing back hard, telling abc news the suggestion it tried to bury the report is false. defense officials say that savings goal is unrealistic, but that they have already saved billions. while some on capitol hill were briefed, lawmakers we spoke with today want answers. >> i was very disappointed, and, frankly, angry that i had not seen this report. >> reporter: now there are calls here on capitol hill for an investigation to get to the bottom of this. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. okay. so now to a political question for you, how soon is too soon to look forward to the next presidential race? >> oh, already? >> yeah. well, one guy who is playing coy with the whole subject right now is the current vice president, joe biden. >> oh. he was on colbert show last
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nights. and he wouldn't rule out a presidential bid in 2020. >> i can't see the circumstance in which i'd run, but what i've learned a long, long time ago is to never say never. you don't know what's going to happen. i mean, hell, donald trump's going to be 74. i'll be 77 in better shape. i mean, i like that. >> biden said, by the way, he has no regrets about not running this year. >> okay. and he told colbert that he thinks he would have been the best prepared person to lead the country today. all right. sounds like he's running in 2020. >> he's not not running. >> that's a positive. >> right. >> yes. all right. the pac already just popped up, the biden pac. just kidding. when we come back, who topped this year's class of gramny nominees. >> and what drake did to help apple reach a new mile stone. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny" starting with this year's grammy award nominations. >> the 59th annual grammy awards may just end up turning into the battle of the super divas. on one hand, you have beyonce who has a big stick. and she leads this year with nine nominations for her album "lemonade," including record of the year, album of the year and song of the year.
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just saying. >> in each of the top categories, by the way, but she has to battle with adele nominated for five grammys including her "hello" for both record of the year and song of the year. >> to the other leading nominees including rihanna, who got eight nods, but whose ante was missing from the list of nominees for album and song of the year. >> chance the rapper racked up seven nominations in five categories including best new artist and he's the first nominee to make the cut without releasing a physical album. so this is a historic move for the grammys acknowledging digital albums. >> about time. now explain what a record is and an album, know what to support in the category. they are held february 12 in los angeles. >> looking forward to it. >> we are. talk that drake was snubbed for the hit "one dance," but here's something you definitely can't take away from him. >> so the rapper, who was all over apple music this year, not surprisingly, topped the itunes music lists.
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>> his album was the best seller in itunes this year while his hit "one dance" that song we just told you, got an apparent snob from the grammys, not bitter about it, is thee most popular single followed by justin timberlake's "can't stop the feeling," and rihanna's "work." >> rihanna, who collaborated with drake, also holds the number two spot on the top album list with another suggested grammy snub. that was followed by adelle's "25" and frank ocean's "blond." >> what's it mean for apple? can they stop the music? no? they can't? well, now it's push apple music to over 20 million subscribers. >> ooh, they're having an impact on the music, that's for sure. >> they are. >> next from the music to the movies, apparently jennifer lawrence and kris pratt want you to see their upcoming sci-fi flick "passengers." >> it's getting good reviews and
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they are doing everything they can short of stripping down atop the empire state building. >> oh, man. >> we'd approve. but they did land in new york and headed uptown, way uptown for a special surprise. >> oh, okay. >> so they both surprised a group of students at the film school in the bronx taking photos and answering students' questions. >> the school is a nonprofit founded 16 years ago with locations in new york and l.a., and when we say uptown, it's north of harlem. they were in harlem, right? >> so surprise guest teaching day. >> yes. finally, the oscar-winning actor who took a massive real estate loss. >> that's right. not in the way you think. leonardo dicaprio sold his eco friendly apartment in east village for $8 million. that was $2 million less than he paid for it three years ago. >> unfortunately, because the sale happened in a private
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off-market deal to an anonymous corporation, there's no interior photos. >> we can tell you, however, that it is decked out with futuristic amenities like circadian rhythm lighting, a build-in juicing station, and vitamin infused showers. over the past three years, he's rarely even visited that apartment. he's been representing the three bed 500 square foot condo for $25,000 a month to a former clinton administration official. i wonder if the circadian rhythm lighting patterns adjust to overnight hours. >> oh -- >> i was not sure, which is why i didn't buy the place, otherwise -- >> i hope so. back to the grammys for a moment because song of the year brings together some of, like, the biggest of the last year. >> yeah. >> we're putting on twitter, who do you think will win the grammy of the year? of course there's beyonce nominated, adele, and a guy i never heard of in that category. george l. simpson. >> oh.
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is he on the show? the simpsons? yeah, is he -- relation to homer? bart simpson? >> you know he's the one that's going to win. you're controlling your cough on your morning commute. and later when you're joking with beth... even when most cough medicines stop, delsym is still working. ♪ and when your days' over, your cough is still under control. thanks to the #1 12-hour cough medicine. delsym. the cough controller.
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so with nine grammy nominations for beyonce, eight for rihanna and five for adele, not hard to see why the awards if year will be a battle of super divas. >> but what you're about to witness right here is a travesty. it's our own "world news now" battle of the anchor divas with our own xwrammy karaoke. >> we don't have the words in front of us or know the songs. and unlike usual karoke, we are sober. we hope you are not for the sake of listening for what's about to happen. >> we don't know the songs we're picking out. here we go. >> what's the first one? drum roll. "love yourself" by justin bieber.
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this you or me? >> this is you, lady. >> oh, it is? ♪ at times you rain on my parade ♪ not yet? >> look -- >> no. it's -- >> wait. are you the chorus? ♪ mama don't like -- >> this is beautiful. >> it's the verse. no, it was the verse. see. all right. here. ♪ my mama don't like you ♪ and she likes everyone ♪ and i never liked you admit that i was wrong ♪ okay, all right. let's -- ♪ i've been so caught up in -- >> cats are dying. all right, next up. "work," lyrical genius here. ♪ you have to dance to it. ♪ work work work ♪ you say we got to work work work ♪ ♪ you tell me to work work work ♪ ♪ work work work work
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>> you really memorized all the words here. >> i did. i got the easy one. >> all right. one more. oh. >> oh! >> ambitious. "hello." >> oh, it must be a moment. that's a build up. ♪ hello >> oh, this is beautiful. ♪ can you hear me ♪ i've been california dreaming ♪ >> this got me all teary eyed. oh, my gosh. ♪ i've been california dreaming about what we used to be ♪ ♪ we're so different between us ♪ ♪ we're running out of time >> who won the battle of the karaoke? ♪ hello from the outside ♪ work work work
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news in america this morni making news in america this morning, victory lap. overnight president-elect donald trump making his second stop in his thank you tour after creating another firestorm with just one tweet. and vice president joe biden on late night tv talking about the possibility of a run for the president in 2020. the first arctic blast of the season is expanding over the u.s. below zero in several states and it covers more states in the next few days. campus protests after a white nationalist holds a speech. what the college is saying this morning about his invite and this dramatic moment. a microphone snatched away from a person in the crowd. we'll tell you why. and see what happens when someone opens fire in the middle of a comedian's act.

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