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oh, my gosh. >> oh my god, that's right. that's the reaction of someone watching a man running around avoiding authorities on the tarmac there. the man had been lying on the floor receiving medical treatment at a ticket counter when he ran off and wound up on the airfield. eventually, he got tired. and was apprehended. >> oxygen masks were deployed on
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a southwest airlines flight out of dallas last night. it apparently suffered some pressurization issue, but landed safely. it's been a rough week for southwest. there was a similar pressure issue on another flight and report of smoke on board a third flight. also in texas, racially charged demonstrations erupted on the campus of texas a&m university and abc was there hearing not only from the protesters but the self-proclaimed white nationalist at the center of the controversy. >> that's richard spencer, a founder of the so-called alt right movement and was invited to speak on campus, but also spoke to one of our abc colleagues telling her if he had his way, she wouldn't be allowed to live in the country because of her race. we're up all nightline with juju chang. >> reporter: emotions bubbling over at texas a&m with university becoming an
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ideological battleground. richard spencer, the man who coined the term "alt right" who critics are now calling a suit and tie racist. >> hail trump, hail our people, hail victory. >> reporter: last month, this video of spencer at a so-called alt-right conference exalting in trump's win, going viral after some in attendance went as far as throwing the deeply disturbing nazi salute, propelling him into the national spotlight. >> a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. >> reporter: his movement, he says, boosted by trump's victory. >> reporter: you went from obscurity basically to suddenly all this notoriety. >> i think donald trump slingshoted our movement into fame. >> reporter: spencer and his supporters feel emboldened by a political landscape he never dreamed of. >> thank you. thank you. >> reporter: although the president-elect publicly distanced himself from the alt right in an interview with the "new york times." >> alt right you say you coined
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the phrase? >> yes. >> reporter: what does it mean for you? >> identity politics for white people in the 21st century. >> the term alt-right is nothing more than a rebranding of white supremacy for the digital age, but i don't think anybody should be fooled by what it is at its core and that is white supremacy. >> reporter: according to the southern poverty law center, there's been a spike in hate crimes and harassment in the days after the presidential election, more than 800 reported in 47 states. spencer says his ideal world is an all-white ethno state with races segregated with a peaceful ethnic cleansing. >> reporter: would i be allowed to live in ourks athno state? >> you wouldn't. but you could have your own. >> reporter: that's very gracious of you. >> this is a big empire for the whole european -- >> reporter: how do you remove 100 million blacks, latinos, asians -- >> it's an ideal.
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it's not going to happen tomorrow morning. >> reporter: reported as saying it could be horribly bloody and terrible. that's a possibility? >> of course it's a possibility. i think the current paradigm that we are living under is going to lead to blood and tears. period. >> reporter: you're predicting a race war basically? >> i don't know exactly what's going to happen, but, yes, i do think that it will be a crack up predominantly on racial lines. i'm referring to people like you. >> reporter: back at spencer's event, the vast majority of the audience, indeed, was there in opposition. with multiple outbursts and clashes erupting in a speech. at the football stadium, it is the soaring message of tolerance and diversity that units the aggies drowning out the hateful and unwelcomed next door. >> powerful image by juju chang, hats off to juju. >> sitting in the room with somebody that doesn't want to see her sitting in the room.
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all right. well, coming up in the next half hour, outrage over an aggressive tsa airport patdown. one woman says went a little too far. what happened when one passenger battling breast cancer tried to stand her ground. but first, the day that continues to live in infamy. america's youngest generation salutes its greatest on the 75th anniversary of the bombing of pearl harbor. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "
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they don't help single moms. hi. hi. what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah. the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go. they fought the first battle and set the first example in the long campaign of america's enlightened leadership of the free world. >> they are called, of course, the greatest generation, those who grew up in one of america's darkest periods, the great depression, only to go on to fight in world war ii. >> yesterday, those few remaining survivors were honored
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as they returned to pearl harbor 75 years later. here is abc's david muir. >> reporter: it is a hero's welcome. america's youngest generation honoring its greatest. ♪ and the rocket's red glare among them, 95, his story of surviving pearl harbor -- >> this is the fourth grade. >> reporter: still capturing young minds. >> planes diving from everywhere. >> reporter: a scrappy 20-year-old seaman, stew was planning for a picnic with his girlfriend that day, instead, hundreds of japanese fighter planes swarmed the skies. hitting eight u.s. battleships. >> we heard bam! there went the arizona, exploding. 32 bodies flying through the air. >> stu was on the uss west virginia. >> the battleship west virginia hit and on fire. >> blew the hatch off. >> reporter: dove to safety through burning oil on the surface of the water.
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>> hottest breath of air i ever breathed in my life. >> reporter: with 2,000 fellow soldiers who died that december 7th. >> a date that will live in infamy. >> reporter: he defended his country in 13 more battles. 75 years later, he returned to hawaii with a group of 15 other survivors. >> all right, all right. >> reporter: a journey orked by the greatest generation foundation. today, a solemn ceremony for these precious few survivors. for that and so much more, stu says he's the grateful one. >> many of these fellows sacrificed their lives. truly, they are the heroes, not us who survived. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> touching commemorations all across this country. one that i thought was particularly striking was in houston, texas, seeing bob dole there sitting by george hw bush, of course, they both served in
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their 90s looking good. >> great to hear from survivors so many years later. >> the mix is next. hear from survivors so many years later. >> the mix is next.
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time now for "the mix." we're going to start with a little science for you. >> science. >> we now have the top ten names of people most likely to get pregnant in 2017. >> oh. >> if this is your name, get ready to bring home a bundle of joy. jessica, ashley, brit nee, amanda, samantha, sarah, stefanie, jennifer, elizabeth, and lauren. >> those are all the names i have to avoid having dates with next year. is what you're saying? >> correct. unless you'd like to be a dad. >> what's the theory on this? >> the theory -- the theory, those are the baby names that we're showing you now, and here's thing, what they discovered at 26 is the most common age to get pregnant, so
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the cdc and health statistics went back 26 years and found the most popular baby names then. >> oh. that makes sense. >> foolproof science. >> we'll see how it works out. >> so if your name is jessica, you're going to have a baby. we went from the greatest generation in the last news block to 2016, a waste of a year, and thanks to youtube, they brought it all back to us by this video rewind of all of the fads, the memes, the huge things that were popular on the internet in the last year. see if you can point out the different challenges and memes and things popular over the last year. >> so far, i got only two of them. >> i got zero. >> is that a good thing or bad thing for me. i saw the rainbow bagel -- >> oh -- >> the running man challenge. >> yes. >> so this is how we wasted our time. this video is actually a good mashup there.
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>> all right. >> it's got a lot of views. to help you feel better about that, you may want to drown your sorrows in fireball. and now it's coming in a new container, just in time for tailgating season. fire box, ladies and gentlemen, forget boxed wine, go straight for the whiskey. what could go wrong? >> what's the name of it? >> fire box. yep. >> just going to leave it there? >> don't touch it, just move on. >> and that photo, thanks, guys. okay. >> you can't avoid it. this guy crashing a dance session. literally. >> in slow motion. guitarist sits down, oh, yeah, i'm just going to rock this place out. >> this video is going viral, but does that remind you of anything that happened on set? not too long ago. >> no, nothing, not at all. >> a few weeks ago. >> i have some of the fire box before that.
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>> oh, the sound in slow motion.
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this morning on "world news now," the man hunt for an alleged cop killer. authorities in georgia searching for a suspect who shot two officers near a college campus. we'll have the latest details. conflict of interest with president-elect trump announcing a plan how to move forward with the business empire. our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, shows us how hard policy could be affected by trump hotels. and new this half hour, the airport patdown that one woman says went way too far. >> telling the agents she was battling breast cancer and said where not to touch her. still, they insisted, and then it got worse. forbes is out with this year's list of top overpaid actors. wait until you hear who topped the list for the second year in a row. we'll have a full story in "the
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skinny" on this thursday, december 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> good morning, everyone, on this thursday morning. we're going to get started this half hour with the urgent man hunt that is taking place right now in the south. they are looking for a man police say is armed and dangerous. >> investigators in georgia say he shot and killed a police officer and critically injured another. the video posted to his facebook page shows a man in the shadows that says, quote, i'm going to miss you all. here's the latest. >> reporter: a statewide man hunt for suspected killer accused in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old police officer nicholas smar and his second officer responding to a dmersic call at this apartment complex in america's georgia wednesday morning. >> gunshots were exchanged, and the two officers were wounded. officer smar succumb to his
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injuries this morning. >> reporter: the other officer severely wounded. he allegedly fled the scene, considered armed and dangerous with a history of violence and charges including kidnapping on his record. >> this is a very dangerous individual. we need to have him off the streets. we want him arrested so that he can face the courts. >> reporter: police locked down georgia southwestern state university looking for the suspect. the fbi offering a $20,000 reward for his arrest. adreinne bankard, new york. a death penalty trial of admitted church killer dylann roof is under way in south carolina. the self proclaimed white supremacist is charged with shooting nine black people to death after they invited him to join their bible study group. on the first day of testimony, survivors described how roof gunned down the pastor and eight parishioners while spewing racial insults. roof's attorney said his client would plead guilty if the death penalty is removed, but so far prosecutors have refused to do
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so. officials in reno, nevada, still don't know what started the fight at a high school. a 14-year-old student armed with a knife is in critical condition after being shot by a police officer. dozens of students witnessed the fight and that shooting. the school was placed in lockdown while police searched to make sure there were no other armed students. investigators in tennessee say they arrested two teenagers accused of deliberately starting a deadly wild fire in eastern tennessee. wind-driven flames ravaged the chimney tops area of the great smoky mountains for days, killing 14 people and destroying or damaging more than 2,400 buildings. prosecutors charge the teens as juvenile with aggravated arson, but they may add more charges and say they are considering transferring the case to an adult criminal court. alarming new details coming out about the warehouse fire in oakland. the l.a. times reports that building inspectors had not been inside that warehouse in 30 years and that's despite the
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city investigating complaints around the time of last week's fire. the building inspector visiting the warehouse 15 days before the fire was unable to get inside. politics and a bit of controversy. president-elect donald trump is embroiled in a public spat with the union leader that represents the carrier workers in indianapolis. the local united steel workers president chuck jones said he was grateful to trump for his efforts to save jobs, but he believed that trump had lied about the number of jobs that were actually saved saying it was actually 800, not 1100 as trump claimed. trump fired back tweeting that jones has done a terrible job. an hour later a second tweet teming the union to spend more time working and less time talking. trump's businesses under scrutiny this morning as new questions are raised about his upscale hotel in washington, d.c. critics say foreign governments are holding events there to curry favor with the president-elect. abc's brian ross investigates. >> reporter: just down the street from the white house, the
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president-elect's new luxury hotel seems to be the new in spot, the place for foreign governments and special interests to show loyalty to donald trump. the kingdom of bahrain rented out the presidential ballroom at an estimated cost of $100,000 to celebrate its national holiday, so we showed up to ask why here? last year it was a different hotel, is this because mr. trump is the president-elect? >> i have no comments. >> reporter: the wealthy kingdom of bahrain certainly has good reason to court the incoming administration. its human rights record harshly criticized, accused of torture even threats of rape and other violents against political opponents. outside as bahrain diplomats left, they still were not talking. and security men blocked our cameras. trump is so proud of his washington hotel, he interrupted his campaign to officially open it. he now says the hotel will be more valuable now that he will be in the white house.
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it was a benefit for a conservative group with a special guest, the vice president elect, and next week, the government of azerbaijan has rented rooms to throw a holiday party. >> a lot of governments around the world depend on a strong relationship to the united states trying to figure out in a trump administration what's it going to take to curry favor. >> reporter: trump will announce how to solve the potential conflict of interest problem, but as it stands now, as long as he owns the hotel, every dollar of profit it makes goes directly into his pocket. brian ross, abc news, washington. overseas this morning, syria's government is ignoring a rebel proposal for a cease fire in the city of aleppo. assad regime now holds all of the old city in aleppo and now territory once held by the rebels. they are backed by the u.s. and other western countries and want the cease fire to evacuate 200,000 civilians who are still living in aleppo. seeing plenty of support
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this morning for a man honored by many as a hero. 95-year-old former astronaut john glenn is hospitalized in ohio for more than a week. hospital officials are being tight lipped about his condition. glenn was the first american to orbit the earth in 1962. he served four terms in the senate and returned to space in 1998 while still a sitting senator at the age of 77. this might not be a good day for long distance drive. although the major highways in north dakota are open again, there's no unnecessary travel advisory in the state. yesterday, even a tow truck was towed out of the snow. >> who towed the tow truck out? >> that dude. >> okay. colorado residents aren't expecting a repeat of yesterday's mess, partly because it will be so cold this morning that their cars may not start at all. snowy roads are a problem in other parts of the country this morning as well. stay safe, everyone. >> please do. the system that brought the blizzard to north dakota brings lake effect to the great lakes region. yeah, buffalo.
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and very cold temperatures to the midwest. another storm system is moving into the northwest and northern california with snow expected in portland and seattle late today. >> portland's high today will be freezing with seattle not much warmer than that. great falls reaching three degrees, highs in denver and chicago are 24, twice that in atlanta and washington. >> and miami is nice at 82. okay. so the water bottle challenge, well, it really seems to be catching on. it's -- >> that was pitiful. >> that's not how you're supposed to do it? >> we got in on the act awhile ago and failed. >> i can't. so it's supposed to land upright, but it didn't go the way i was hoping. it's something members of the cleveland cavaliers apparently figured it out better than we have. >> there they were last night at
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new york's madison square garden doing the water bottle challenge on the bench. this was going on after the cavaliers blew out the knicks. >> was that lebron? >> even lebron taking part. >> that was not planned, but it's a long season, and they have to pass the time somehow, right? when you win by that much -- >> phil jackson will not be happy. look at lebron and his posse. oh, you almost got it! >> that was -- you know how many times i tried to throw that? >> i told you you're supposed to try it with a cup. coming up, the tsa screening from hell. one woman describes what she says was the most humiliating experience of her life, battling breast cancer. hear what she says the tsa agents forced her to do. what's called the best live television musical event of all time.
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the star studded "hair spray" extravaganza last night ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now". do you think it's a wig? i think it's real. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by laser spine institute.
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♪ the tsa is often criticized as one of the most disliked government agencies. >> a lot of people feel free in criticizing the tsa, but there is one woman who had quite the
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run-in with the tsa agent and she's talking about it. here's more with matt gutman. >> reporter: denise battling breast cancer calls this -- >> you cannot touch me there. >> reporter: the most humiliating experience of her life. she said this officer patted her down aggressively and when the officer gets to the front of her shirt -- >> i have breast cancer. i had a lumpectomy. i have a port in me. you can't touch me there. >> reporter: there was a brief standoff. a supervisor arrives trying to explain what the agents need to do. >> we have to make sure there's nothing there. i lifted up my shirt and said there's nothing there. >> reporter: albert alleges it got worse. finally, she felt compelled to take off her wig, which she rarely does in public, posted about the ordeal on facebook. the tsa telling us tonight it eventually provided ms. albert with a private room for screening. >> my whole point was to bring awareness to this so that it doesn't happen to other people. >> reporter: the tsa regrets any distress it caused her and is
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retraining three officers who dealt with her reminding every other officer at this airport of the proper procedure. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> matt, thank you. when we come back, guess who topped this year's list of most overpaid actors? and can you guess this year's biggest viral hit on youtube? "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world n
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♪ skinny, so skinny we're going to start "the skinny" this morning with proof that stars are just like us. >> overpaid that is not like us. forbes magazine, though, took a look at the most overpaid actors looking not at total dollars paid out, but the movie studio's return on their investment. coming in fourth place, will ferrel returning $6.50 for every dollar he was paid. >> channing tatum in third place luz op a vatted a at just six bucks per dollar that was paid off. if they had paid out more for wardrobe, then maybe -- >> yeah, no. maybe less spending on wardrobe. second place goes to will smith returning $5 for every dollar the studio paid him. >> second year in a row, johnny depp is given the dubious honor of the most overpaid actor
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returning a measly $2.80 for every dollars that he was paid for all those huge johnny depp movies this year. >> forbes said the list is dominated by established male leads who's past successes allow them to command bloated eight figure payouts despite box office washouts. good negotiating on their part? >> good agents. next to what's called the live tv event of the year. >> okay. so it's set in the 1960s, big screen cult classic in the '80s turned into a tony winning broadway musical in 2002, hair spray returned as a live tv event last night on another network. the all-star cast featuring harvey as edna. >> newcomer, maddy as well as rosie o'donnell, jennifer hudson and ariana grande.
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♪ ♪ and the world keeps spinning round and round ♪ critics hailed the live event as the best live musical event nbc has ever attempted. >> well, good job there. a lot of hair spray. next, she may have been new to karaoke, but madonna certainly didn't act like a virgin. >> getting in the groove with the late late show with james corden, and it wasn't long before she was truly expressing herself. ♪ i just want to have fun tonight ♪ ♪ oh oh
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>> i love that song. oh, woah. that poor leather seat was assaulted. i do love that song. >> by the way, she's no match for adele. her car pool back in karaoke has now become this year's biggest viral hit on youtube. >> it is my favorite of all of them. >> it really is fantastic. >> one, she's an amazing singer, two, she had so much fun with it, and her expression to how good james corden is at singing is the priceless moment of the whole thing, and -- >> and three, the rap. >> the spice girls -- >> no, no. the nicki minaj "monsters" by adele. >> i loved how many songs she chose to sing that were not hers. let's sing the spice girls. forget about my song. >> it was great. it was the best one. finally we'll look at the women who will be vying for nick's heart in the season 21 of "the bachelor." >> this crop of contestants hail
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from all over the country and canada with rather unique occupations. among them, this 23-year-old aspiring dolphin training from new jersey. >> a dolphin trainer. >> yeah. >> she said the most outrageous thing she's ever done is move to miami. >> oh. jack? >> alexis sounds jersey to me. she said her most embarrassing moment was when an ex told her she had a mustache at a giants game. i guess that's better than being at a jet's game. keep that in mind. >> shows up the first night dressed as a dolphin. have you had that experience on a first date? >> dressed as a dolphin? >> thankfully no. >> no. quickly, brianna, 28-year-old surgical unit nurse from salt lake city. okay. >> she -- >> all righty. >> she says, also, talks about dolphins, and that she can do underwater flips. >> and next vanessa at 29, a special ed teacher.
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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. so it's often said that ♪ so it's often said that broadway is thee place where dreams come true. >> and that may never have been more true than for opening night of one of broadway's newest and hottest musicals because gracing the stage was the daughter of one of our very own proud papas. byron pits takes us there. >> reporter: opening night is always special, but this one is personal. my youngest, making her broadway debut. >> my late mother said when she was proud of us, child, about to break a bra strap i'm so proud. look at the line. congratulations. thanks a lot. a bronx tale, an autographical one-man show.
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that became a classic film of the '90s, starring robert de niro. >> that's bad money. >> reporter: a young boy caught between the love of his father and admiration of a local mob boss, sonny. >> just leave my son alone. please. hey, don't you see how i treat that kid, i treat that kid like he's my son. >> he's not your son. he's my son. >> this is a bronx tale. >> reporter: the story timeless and now modernized for broadway. that duwap sound track, the background for a brand new musical. and at the helm, veterans of stage and screen, denero himself taking his first stab at broadway directing. the movie set the spotlight in new york's diverse and emerging undertones of status and race, translated to stage. we swing by and meet the lead of the stage. >> hey, how are you! >> bobby thornton, his first role on broadway, just 24 years old.
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do you appreciate what a gift y'all have been for the young actors in this show? >> it's the best. i love them. we get them to pay attention and appreciate how privileged they are to be doing a broadway show. >> he's a great jewish father. >> that's right, i am. >> reporter: outside after opening night, i couldn't stop beaming. hey! >> hi! >> reporter: congratulations. >> thank you, pops! i'm going to cry again. there's nothing like it. >> reporter: for nightline, i'm byron pitts. >> byron while shooting that attempted to say that parents are like a bow and their children are like an arrow and you try to point the arrow and that's as far as into the sentence he got before he just started crying. >> did he really? what a classic.
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good morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here is some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now" -- >> emotional survivors testify in the death trial in the white supremacist charged in the shooting massacre. details we're learning just ahead. police searching for a suspect who is armed and dangerous, accused of shooting a police officer to death and critically wounded another near the campus of georgia southwestern state university. history on wall street for the 12th time since the election, the dow closed at a record high. the indexes soaring almost 300 points. the s&p 500 also notched a record. and first lady michelle obama carries in a bundle of
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toys at a marine corp. toys for tots event. she has taken part in the event every year since president obama took office. the toys will be distributed to families in need. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, december 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin this half hour with the first day of testimony in the death penalty trial of the man who aconfessed he shot and killed nine people in a charleston church. >> dylann roof describes himself as a white supremacist targeting the church hoping to start a race war. many survivors described it in court. abc's steve osunsami has details. >> reporter: in this charleston courthouse, u.s. attorney jay richardson was both emotional and poetic, telling the jurors that the afternoon was hot and muggy and that the parishioners welcomed a 13th person at bible study in this basement of the
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ame church. but little did they know how cold a heart he had. rather than a bible to study, the defendant chose to bring a 45 caliber pistol. dylan roof barely raised an eye on his boyish face confessing to the killings in a two-hour long video. the defendant left behind a scene nobody can fathom, a racist retribution for perceived offenses against the white race. nine people died in this house of god. at roof's first court appearance, the deeply religious families here spoke passionately about forgiving him. >> i would never be able to hold her again, but i forgive you. >> reporter: we heard from a survivor, the mother of 26-year-old who said she watched roof execute her son. he told our son i have to do this because y'all are raping our women and taking over the world. families streamed out of the courtroom in tears, including one of the daughters of ethal who told us after the killings that roof deserves little mercy.
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>> my sister made a comment that she forgive him. however, i'm not at that point. >> reporter: roof's lawyers are telling jurors that roof did it all and the only reason for this trial is because the government is pushing for death while he's arguing for life in prison. steve osunsami, abc news, charleston. classes will be held at a reno high school today after a fight between students left one boy in critical condition. he was shot by a police officer after allegedly threatening another teen with a knife and then refusing a cop's order to drop the weapon. dozens of students witnessed the fight. counselors on hand this morning for students who need them. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump will visit today with victims of last week's attack at ohio state university, and later, he is holding another post election rally in iowa. it's a brief break from a week of adding more names to his inner circle. abc's lana zak has more. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump announced some new
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appointments to his team including linda mcmahon to head up the small business administration. co-founder of wwe, and mr. trump is in the wwe hall of fame. once wrestling with her husband on television. the transition team announced oklahoma attorney general will head the environmental protection agency. the president-elect also promised more cabinet announcements would be coming soon. sources within the transition team say the president-elect is likely to announced retired general john kelly at the head of homeland security. >> i believe we're in the process of putting together one of the all-time great cabinets that's ever been assembled in our nation's history. >> reporter: mr. trump further narrowed his choice for secretary of state and former rival mitt romney is on the list. and among the many visitors to trump tower, chicago mayor rahm
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emanuel, who hopes undocumented students will be protected by the new administration. >> they are trying to achieve the american dream, no fault of their own, their parents came here. they are something we should hold up and embrace. >> reporter: meanwhile, the president-elect was named "time" magazine's person of the year, an accolade he told abc he celebrated. >> it means a lot, else me growing up reading "time" magazine, it's a very important magazine. >> reporter: among the many things mr. trump revealed, he has spoken on several occasions with president obama and has consulted with him on some of his cabinet recommendations. >> thanks. the search for a marine corp. pilot missing near southern japan is expanding this morning. the pilot ejected from his f-18 in a training mission. american and japanese forces are working together on the search mission. no word why he had to eject from the aircraft. pakistani officials are focussing on a possible engine. all 48 people on board were
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killed when the flight crashed into a mountainous area on a trip between the resort area and a pakistani capital. groups arrive to help with rescue efforts in indonesia. the death toll from the 6.5 magnitude earthquake passed 100 and is expected to rise. rescuers, though, are hoping to find more survivors trapped in the collapsed buildings. in this country, the weather story is snow. while residents in the northern plains, particularly north dakota, are digging out, snowstorms are headed from the great lakes and northwest with a mix of rain and snow falling in redding np northern california. more on the early arrival of winter from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: from kansas city to colorado, snow and wind making for a white-knuckled commute. kansas city emergency vehicles responding to multiple accidents on slick roads. while in the northern plains, 300 mile stretch of interstate 94 finally reopened. that monster blizzard dumped up to 16 inches of snow and wind
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created massive drifts. this homeowner in north dakota fighting through the pile of snow blocking the back door. near cannon ball, north dakota, protesters at the dakota pipeline rode out the storm in shelters in a nearby casino. this drift almost as high as the second floor balcony, a feel-like temperature of 20 below 0 and frostbite sets in in 30 seconds. alex perez, abc news, bismarck, north dakota. >> alex is tall. that snow is impressive. >> here's the forecast for the rest of the country. most of that snowstorm has moved east today to the great lakes region leaving behind very cold temperatures in the midwest. a rare storm in the pacific northwest, and it's chilly in the south and east today. >> yeah, it will. 48 in atlanta. it'll be in the 40s in the east, but colder tomorrow. the midwest won't get above the mid-20s, and it'll be cold even in the northwest with the highs in the 30s.
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>> life expectancy in the united states has dipped slightly for the first time in decades. the rate went from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 last year after seeing no decline since 1993. on average, women live five years longer than men. cbc analyst did not speculate on the cause of the drop but say they have to wait for this year's figures to see if the up tick is a new trend or just a one-time blip. giraffes are threatened with extinction according it an advocacy group. the population of giraffes plunged 40%. over the last 30 years. reasons for that decline are increasing population, habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting. all right, well, you know christmas is almost here and holidays are upon us. it's the season to be hating on the big christmas tree in montreal. >> i did not think that's where you were going with this. >> there it is, all 85 feet of
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it, roundly criticized. >> some critics are making comparisons to the pathetic and infamous charlie brun christmas tree, so apparently the tree set up was inspired by the rockefeller center tree here in new york. >> i can see the resemblance. >> one guy says, quote, the tree looks like it was released from christmas tree rehab and needs spare change for a bus ride home. >> oh -- that's cruel. >> i mean, it's a little -- >> it's beautiful. >> it's big for a christmas tree, but that's okay. very tall. >> it is. >> pretty lights. >> pretty. the blue rights in the corner. >> haters. >> yeah. yeah. >> the tree just got out the rehab. >> check out the grinch. another one. caught on camera. this is in st. louis. goes up to the inflatable frosty with a knife and stabs it. who stabs frosty. >> oh, frosty. frosty's owner posted the video
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in hopes the person responsible will be caught. we have to add, frosty was repaired and completely inflated. take that, frosty stabber. >> we should say that frosty isn't talking anymore because frosty knows that snitches get stitches, so -- >> who stabs an inflatable frosty the snowman. >> you don't know what he was saying, telling the cops. >> do you think he went back and told his friends? i took care of it. >> he's down. snitches get stitches. it's frosty. >> poor frosty, slowly deflating. >> merry christmas. much more ahead on this serious edition of "world news now." >> more sure signs that christmas is coming. hopefully not under attack. we'll show you dazzling light displays.
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>> signs there's something in the air here in the studio at abc. we'll be right back. abc. we'll be right back.
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and bank of america, entitling full and part-time employees for paid 16 weeks off. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> it's a common thing in many european countries and finally starting to make its way over here. >> fin land, apparently, best country to work in and raise a family. >> is that right? >> apparently. >> that's cool. >> they get seven weeks before their estimated due date to start their maternity leave. >> that, there alone, is one reason to have a kid. >> you're going to try to get knocked up and move to finland? coming up, getting into the holiday spirit. >> if you're willing to hit the road, we'll show you the hottest holiday light displays. that's next. not sure if it's possible. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. of reach for far too long:s have health insurance.that's been out
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♪ ♪ hang all the mistletoe i'm going to get to know you better ♪ >> donny hathway. >> what would this christmas be without the over the top outdoor light displays. >> boring. if you're tired about what the neighbors put up every year, hit the road and check out some real block busters. here now, expedia travel expert. courtney scott has some for you. >> reporter: i'm here in lincoln center where the holidays are in full swing. today, i'm counting down my favorite cities across the country to experience the most illuminating holiday lights.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls -- >> reporter: going over the top for the holidays is walt disney world. and this year, you will be dazzled by exciting new holiday attractions. add disney, intel and disney teamed up for star bright holidays. ♪ oh christmas tree ♪ oh christmas tree look up to witness hundreds of lighted drones taking over the nighttime sky. next, 11 worth, washington, half a million led lights create a total winter wonderer land with sleigh rides, chestnuts roasting over an open fire, strolling carolors. and musical performances, it's a slice of bavaria right here in the u.s. in new orleans, louisiana, celebrating new orleans city park celebrating a 30th anniversary with hundreds of thousands of lights throughout
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25 acres of the park. including the botanical garden, story land, and carousel garden. hop on a two mile train ride through ancient oak trees lit up at night or spin on a whimsical carousel. in branson, missouri, expect big time holiday lights, 5 million dazzling lights, 1,000 decorated christmas trees, two broadway style productions and a five-story special effects christmas tree. of course, no visit to new york around the holidays is complete without a walk down 5th avenue and a spin on the ice under the world famous rockefeller christmas tree. >> three, two, one! >> reporter: there's much more to see around the holidays in new york city. like the luminaries light installation at brookfield place. every 30 minutes you'll be mesmerized under a candy of hundreds of lighted lanterns set
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to three holiday songs. and othver in brooklyn, if you haven't seen the lights, you are missing out. ♪ over 100,000 people come to the neighborhood every year to see family homes transformed into extravagant holiday spectacles. this is certain to put a smile on your face this holiday season. there's still time to get out and explore festive cities across the country. it's a great way to toast the holiday season. back to you. >> okay. couple of nooks. if you come to new york at christmas time, a, don't go on 5th avenue, it's a hot mess, especially now. >> the tree is beautiful, but you'll see a lot of people's backs and shoulders and tops of their heads. >> exactly. also, my little pro-tip is go to the gardens in the philadelphia suburbs, home to channel 6, our powerful action news affiliate down there. some 6,000 seasonal plants along with gardens. >> they light them? >> they do.
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>> what was the vote? let's see what the votes are. >> yes. >> i'm -- do we have the time count on what that was? he's definitely -- >> i thank you -- >> he's lying. 88% in favor of this girl right here, buddy. >> i thank you all for your votes. >> 88%. >> and you both know who you are. >> good try, though. all right, next, we have -- >> i was robbed. where is jill stine when you need her? i need a recount. >> i don't think that's going to help you. however, we need to help the viewers recover from that. let's listen to rachel smith. this is how she gets her puppy to go to sleep at night. >> do you want me to sing you a song so you can go to sleep? you ready? ♪ christmas time is here ♪ happiness and cheer
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♪ fun for all the children call their favorite time of year ♪ >> rachel smith has the voice of an angel. jack, you going to be okay? >> oh, sorry. >> that was beautiful. thanks, rachel. next, one man's unique idea -- how to spread christmas cheer. >> suffering from tonsillitis, so he tied bells to his beard and used water glasses. >> he said if this doesn't get you in the christmas spirit, then i don't know what i can do for you. >> amen. >> amen, brother. with you on that. next up, the grinch whose been stealing christmas in seattle is actually a squirrel. >> yes. this little bulb bandit roamed the neighborhood stealing lightbulbs from displays. >> hoping he's using it to deck his halls and not for food, maybe starting a christmas
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this morning on "wor this morning on "worlds news now," donald trump, person of the year. >> that coveted "time" magazine honor goes to president-elect trump. and the new poll numbers showing his favorability rating as he makes the next stop on his thank you tour. we'll have that plus the latest cabinet picks. chaotic scene at a high school as a student swings a knife on campus shot down from an officer hoping to prevent tragedy. fellow students filming the scene in horror. inside the white, the white nationalist who coined the term emboldened by trump's win finds himself in the national spotlight as his words insight protests on college campuses across america. we'll hear from the man himself. ♪ it's the ultimate challenge, mashup, the biggest celebrities and stars of youtube putting
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together all of the dance crazes and video trends in what's likely the most want video on earth from the past 24 hours. so how many of the memes can you recognize on this thursday, december 8th? >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> the mannequin challenge. >> surprised there's not any videos from "world news now." >> captured in there somewhere. made me realize, wow, 2016 was such a waste of time. we spent our time doing challenges. >> yeah. >> flipping water bottles. juju on the beat. >> standing still for as long as possible. >> can't wait for it to be over. >> good times. we begin the half hour with president-elect donald trump continuing his thank you tour in iowa this evening after making some more key appointments. >> one month after the election, there is a new poll to tell you about showing the nation remains divided over trump. his favorability rating at 50% while most americans believe
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trump needs to choose between being president or a businessman. 69% says it goes too far to force him to sell his businesses to avoid conflict of interests. >> for more on trump's latest cabinet picks and his new distinction as "time" magazine's person of the year let's go to abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: "time" magazine naming trump man of the year -- >> it's a great honor. it means a lot, especially me growing up reading "time" magazine, and it's a very important magazine. >> reporter: trump once declared "time" would soon be dead, dismissing the list of most influential people as a joke and a stunt, describing the person of choice as the person with the greatest influence for better or worse of the year. trump on the cover dubbed the president of the divided states of america. the president-elect confident he and the new cabinet will change that. retired general john kelly confirming he's been picked to be secretary of homeland security. kelly is a four-star marine general and gold star father.
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his son first lieutenant robert kelly killed in combat in afghanistan. kelly becomes the third retired general in the trump administration so far, a very different type of nominee. trump nominating, wwe co-founder linda mcmahon to lead the small business administration. the president-elect, himself, once wrestled with her husband on television. as trump assembled his cabinet, and says president obama is weighing in. >> i have asked him what he would think of this one or that one. i take his recommendations very seriously, and there are some people that i will be appointing and in one case have appointed where he thought very highly of that person, yes. >> reporter: a striking
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statement, considering trump called the president an incompetent leader with disastrous judgment and worst president in history. he won't talk about the advice, but said this -- >> the kinds of people president-elect trump have chosen appeared in many cases different priorities, different styles, and in some cases, starkly different bank accounts. >> reporter: and first lady michelle obama speaking out about election night she campaigned so hard for hillary clinton. >> i went to bed. >> yes, she did. >> once you do what you can do, you know, then you rest easy. it was in the hands of the american people. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. a federal judge ended the election recount in michigan assuring donald trump's victory in the state. the judge sided with the appeals court ruling that jill stine's poor showing in the election disqualifies her from requesting another look at the vote. stine also suffered a setback in pennsylvania where another judge scheduled a hearing on her recount request for tomorrow, that's just four days before the federal deadline to certify the
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election results. an urgent man hunt is under way right now for a man who shot two police officers, killing one of them and critically injuring the other. police warn the suspect is armed and dangerous. on a run after a shootout with cops. the officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call near the campus of georgia southwestern state university. a message posted on his facebook page says -- not going to jail. a high school student in critical condition this morning after a fight on campus. the 14-year-old boy was shot by a police officer after allegedly brandishing a knife during this confrontation as dozens of students watched. the whole thing started as a fight between two kids captured in video and posted on youtube, but it's not clear what started that fight. after the shooting, the school was placed on lockdown for several hours. >> there was two juveniles fighting. one had a knife.
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he is the one that's down. the other one took off with no weapons. >> officers going classroom to classroom looking for other potential victims and looking for witnesses to the incident to ensure the kids are safe. >> no other students were injured or arrested. the officer was placed on paid administrative leave as routine procedure. classes are planned for today, although counselors will be on hand. testimony resumes today in the death penalty trial of dylan roof who admits shooting nine people to death after being invited to join their bible study. the self proclaimed white supremacist sat quietly in the south carolina courtroom as survivors described how he gunned down the black worshippers and their pastor while hurling racial insults. the attorney admitted his guilt, but fights for life in prison rather than the death penalty. two teenagers in custody this morning accused of deliberately starting the deadly wild fire in eastern tennessee. the fast moving flames roared across the great smoky mountains in gatlinburg, killing 14 and leveling or destroying more than 2,400 buildings.
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for now, prosecutors are charging the teens as juveniles, but say that could change. >> i can tell you this investigation is active and ongoing, and we still have a lot of work to do. >> displaced residents and business owners are just now beginning to move back into their buildings and for the first time since the fire broke out on november 23rd, the city of gatlinburg will open to the public tomorrow. now to the weather. the big chill that's sweeping across the country. we're now seeing the coldest temperature since last winter with bitter cold air spreading south and east and dropping temperatures 10-20 degrees. the storm system that brought a blizzard to north dakota is moving into the great lakes region, with a few more inches of snow added to the nearly 15 inches in grand forks. no travel advises for most of the state, understandably. just getting out of the house
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can be a problem in north dakota, minot. check out the waist-high snow. >> guessing it was a snow day for school kids. >> yeah. it's at that point, you know what, i'm giving up. let's see if they can make their way into this house. >> you win, snow, you win. it could soon be easier to get tickets to popular shows and sporting events. congress has passed a bill to crack down on the bots that get tickets before the general public gets them. those bots are actually computer programs that are used by ticket brokers to rapidly purchase as many tickets as possible. the brokers resell the tickets at significant markups. >> here is the deal, hamilton tickets are still not available for the foreseeable future. >> no, no. now to tranquil waters off the coast of south florida. they are tranquil. fishing boat crew and clients made quite a catch. it was very beautiful out there. >> it was a relaxing experience. check out this video. you can see it there in the water making the attempt to swim away. >> a grouper. >> or not swim away because it's
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not a fish. what they discovered there is a bundle of what's believed to be cocaine. >> oh. okay. so they got in touch with the coast guard and handed the package over at sea. the boat's captain says it's the first time in his 40-year career he's come across cocaine just floating. geez, i would hope so. >> no fish around it either. >> i'd imagine it's a significant amount. >> that's the most bizarre story i think we've covered in a long time, even for this show. coming up, dramatic chase in an airport tarmac caught on camera. see what happened when police finally caught up with that man. and confronting hate. the man who coined the term "alt right," is inciting protests on college campus, what he told us about his ideal vision of the world. check out behind the scene pictures on instagram. at abcwnn. you're watching world news now. news now.
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oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> oh my god, that's right. that's the reaction of someone at san francisco international airport while watching a man running around avoiding authorities on the tarmac there. the man had been lying on the floor receiving medical treatment at a ticket counter when he ran off and wound up on the airfield. eventually, he got tired. and was apprehended. >> oxygen masks were deployed on
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a southwest airlines flight out of dallas last night. it apparently suffered some pressurization issue, but landed safely. it's been a rough week for southwest. there was a similar pressure issue on another flight and report of smoke on board a third flight. also in texas, racially charged demonstrations erupted on the campus of texas a&m university and abc was there hearing not only from the protesters but the self-proclaimed white nationalist at the center of the controversy. >> that's richard spencer, a founder of the so-called alt right movement and was invited to speak on campus, but also spoke to one of our abc colleagues telling her if he had his way, she wouldn't be allowed to live in the country because of her race. we're up all nightline with juju chang. >> reporter: emotions bubbling
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over at texas a&m with university becoming an ideological battleground. richard spencer, the man who coined the term "alt right" who critics are now calling a suit and tie racist. >> hail trump, hail our people, hail victory. >> reporter: last month, this video of spencer at a so-called alt-right conference exalting in trump's win, going viral after some in attendance went as far as throwing the deeply disturbing nazi salute, propelling him into the national spotlight. >> a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. >> reporter: his movement, he says, boosted by trump's victory. >> reporter: you went from obscurity basically to suddenly all this notoriety. >> i think donald trump slingshoted our movement into fame. >> reporter: spencer and his supporters feel emboldened by a political landscape he never dreamed of. >> thank you. thank you.
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>> reporter: although the president-elect publicly distanced himself from the alt right in an interview with the "new york times." >> alt right you say you coined the phrase? >> yes. >> reporter: what does it mean for you? >> identity politics for white people in the 21st century. >> the term alt-right is nothing more than a rebranding of white supremacy for the digital age, but i don't think anybody should be fooled by what it is at its core and that is white supremacy. >> reporter: according to the southern poverty law center, there's been a spike in hate crimes and harassment in the days after the presidential election, more than 800 reported in 47 states. spencer says his ideal world is an all-white ethno state with races segregated with a peaceful ethnic cleansing. >> reporter: would i be allowed to live in our ethno state? >> you wouldn't. but you could have your own. >> reporter: that's very gracious of you. >> this is a big empire for the whole european -- >> reporter: how do you remove 100 million blacks, latinos, asians from our ethno state.
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>> it's an ideal. it's not going to happen tomorrow morning. >> reporter: reported as saying it could be horribly bloody and terrible. that's a possibility? >> of course it's a possibility. i think the current paradigm that we are living under is going to lead to blood and tears. period. >> reporter: you're predicting a race war basically? >> i don't know exactly what's going to happen, but, yes, i do think that it will be a crack up predominantly on racial lines. i'm referring to people like you. >> reporter: back at spencer's event, the vast majority of the audience, indeed, was there in opposition. with multiple outbursts and clashes erupting in a speech. at the football stadium, it is the soaring message of tolerance and diversity that units the aggies drowning out the hateful and unwelcomed next door. >> powerful image by juju chang, hats off to juju.
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>> sitting in the room with somebody that doesn't want to see her sitting in the room. all right. well, coming up in the next half hour, outrage over an aggressive tsa airport patdown. one woman says went a little too far. what happened when one passenger battling breast cancer tried to stand her ground. but first, the day that continues to live in infamy. america's youngest generation salutes its greatest on the 75th anniversary of the bombing of pearl harbor. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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they fought the first battle and set the first example in the long campaign of america's they fought the first battle and set the first example in the long campaign of america's enlightened leadership of the free world. >> they are called, of course, the greatest generation, those who grew up in one of america's darkest periods, the great depression, only to go on to fight in world war ii. >> yesterday, those few remaining survivors were honored
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as they returned to pearl harbor 75 years later. here is abc's david muir. >> reporter: it is a hero's welcome. america's youngest generation honoring its greatest. ♪ and the rocket's red glare among them, stu headily, his story of surviving pearl harbor -- >> this is the fourth grade. >> reporter: still capturing young minds. >> planes diving from everywhere. >> reporter: a scrappy 20-year-old seaman, stu was planning for a picnic with his girlfriend that day, instead, hundreds of japanese fighter planes swarmed the skies. hitting eight u.s. battleships. >> we heard bam! there went the arizona, exploding. 32 bodies flying through the air. >> stu was on the uss west virginia. >> the battleship west virginia hit and on fire.
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>> blew the hatch off. >> reporter: dove to safety through burning oil on the surface of the water. >> hottest breath of air i ever breathed in my life. >> reporter: with 2,000 fellow soldiers who died that december 7th. >> a date that will live in infamy. >> reporter: he defended his country in 13 more battles. 75 years later, he returned to hawaii with a group of 15 other survivors. >> all right, all right. >> reporter: a journey organized by the greatest generation foundation. today, a solemn ceremony for these precious few survivors. for that and so much more, stu says he's the grateful one. >> many of these fellows sacrificed their lives. truly, they are the heroes, not us who survived. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> touching commemorations all across this country. one that i thought was particularly striking was in houston, texas, seeing bob dole there sitting by george hw bush, of course, they both served in their 90s looking good.
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>> great to hear from survivors so many years later. >> "the mix" is next. >> the mix is next. hear from survivors so many years later. >> the mix is next.
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time now for "the mix." we're going to start with a little science for you. >> science. >> we now have the top ten names of people most likely to get pregnant in 2017. >> oh. >> if this is your name, get ready to bring home a bundle of joy. jessica, ashley, britney, amanda, samantha, sarah, stefanie, jennifer, elizabeth, and lauren. >> those are all the names i have to avoid having dates with next year. is what you're saying? >> correct. unless you'd like to be a dad. >> what's the theory on this? >> the theory -- the theory, those are the baby names that we're showing you now, and here's the thing, what they
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discovered at 26 is the most common age to get pregnant, so the cdc and national center for health statistics went back 26 years and found the most popular baby names then. >> oh. that makes sense. >> foolproof science. >> we'll see how it works out. >> so if your name is jessica, you're going to have a baby. we went from the greatest generation in the last news block to 2016, a waste of a year, and thanks to youtube, they brought it all back to us by this video rewind of all of the fads, the memes, the huge things that were popular on the internet in the last year. see if you can point out the different challenges and memes and things popular over the last
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year. >> so far, i got only two of them. >> i got zero. >> is that a good thing or bad thing for me. i saw the rainbow bagel -- >> oh -- >> the running man challenge. >> yes. >> so this is how we wasted our time. this video is actually a good mashup there. >> all right. >> it's got a lot of views. to help you feel better about that, you may want to drown your sorrows in fireball. and now it's coming in a new container, just in time for tailgating season. fire box, ladies and gentlemen, forget boxed wine, go straight for the whiskey. what could go wrong? >> what's the name of it? >> fire box. yep. >> just going to leave it there? >> don't touch it, just move on. >> and that photo, thanks, guys. okay. >> you can't avoid it. this guy crashing a dance session. literally. >> in slow motion. guitarist sits down, oh, yeah, i'm just going to rock this place out. >> this video is going viral, but does that remind you of anything that happened on set?
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this morning on "world news now," the man hunt for an alleged cop killer. authorities in georgia searching for a suspect who shot two officers near a college campus. we'll have the latest details. conflict of interest with president-elect trump announcing a plan how to move forward with the business empire. our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, shows us how foreign policy could be affected by trump hotels. and new this half hour, the airport patdown that one woman says went way too far. >> telling the agents she was battling breast cancer and said where not to touch her. still, they insisted, and then it got worse. forbes is out with this year's list of top overpaid actors. wait until you hear who topped the list for the second year in a row. we'll have a full story in "the skinny" on this thursday,
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december 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> good morning, everyone, on this thursday morning. we're going to get started this half hour with the urgent man hunt that is taking place right now in the south. they are looking for a man police say is armed and dangerous. >> investigators in georgia say he shot and killed a police officer and critically injured another. the video posted to lembrick's facebook page shows a man in the shadows that says, quote, i'm going to miss you all. here's the latest. >> reporter: a statewide man hunt for suspected killer accused in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old police officer nicholas smar and his second officer responding to a domestic call at this apartment complex in america's georgia wednesday morning. >> gunshots were exchanged, and the two officers were wounded.
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officer smar succumb to his injuries this morning. >> reporter: the other officer severely wounded. he allegedly fled the scene, considered armed and dangerous with a history of violence and charges including kidnapping on his record. >> this is a very dangerous individual. we need to have him off the streets. we want him arrested so that he can face the courts. >> reporter: police locked down georgia southwestern state university looking for the suspect. the fbi offering a $20,000 reward for his arrest. adreinne bankard, new york. a death penalty trial of admitted church killer dylann roof is under way in south carolina. the self proclaimed white supremacist is charged with shooting nine black people to death after they invited him to join their bible study group. on the first day of testimony, survivors described how roof gunned down the pastor and eight parishioners while spewing racial insults. roof's attorney said his client would plead guilty if the death penalty is removed, but so far prosecutors have refused to do so. officials in reno, nevada, still don't know what started
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the fight at a high school. a 14-year-old student armed with a knife is in critical condition after being shot by a police officer. dozens of students witnessed the fight and that shooting. the school was placed in lockdown while police searched to make sure there were no other armed students. investigators in tennessee say they arrested two teenagers accused of deliberately starting a deadly wild fire in eastern tennessee. wind-driven flames ravaged the chimney tops area of the great smoky mountains for days, killing 14 people and destroying or damaging more than 2,400 buildings. prosecutors charge the teens as juvenile with aggravated arson, but they may add more charges and say they are considering transferring the case to an adult criminal court. alarming new details coming out about the warehouse fire in oakland. the l.a. times reports that building inspectors had not been inside that warehouse in 30 years and that's despite the city investigating complaints around the time of last week's fire.
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according to new documents, the building inspector visiting the warehouse 15 days before the fire was unable to get inside. politics and a bit of controversy. president-elect donald trump is embroiled in a public spat with the union leader that represents the carrier workers in indianapolis. the local united steel workers president chuck jones said he was grateful to trump for his efforts to save jobs, but he believed that trump had lied about the number of jobs that were actually saved saying it was actually 800, not 1100 as trump claimed. trump fired back tweeting that jones has done a terrible job. an hour later a second tweet telling the union to spend more time working and less time talking. trump's businesses under scrutiny this morning as new questions are raised about his upscale hotel in washington, d.c. critics say foreign governments are holding events there to curry favor with the president-elect. abc's brian ross investigates. >> reporter: just down the street from the white house, the
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president-elect's new luxury hotel seems to be the new in spot, the place for foreign governments and special interests to show loyalty to donald trump. the kingdom of bahrain rented out the presidential ballroom at an estimated cost of $100,000 to celebrate its national holiday, so we showed up to ask why here? last year it was a different hotel, is this because mr. trump is the president-elect? >> i have no comments. >> reporter: the wealthy kingdom of bahrain certainly has good reason to court the incoming trump administration. its human rights record harshly criticized, accused of torture even threats of rape and other violence against political opponents. outside as bahrain diplomats left, they still were not talking. and security men blocked our cameras. trump is so proud of his washington hotel, he interrupted his campaign to officially open it. he now says the hotel will be more valuable now that he will be in the white house. it was a benefit for a
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conservative group with a special guest, the vice president elect, and next week, the government of azerbaijan has rented rooms to throw a holiday party. >> a lot of governments around the world depend on a strong relationship to the united states trying to figure out in a trump administration what's it going to take to curry favor. >> reporter: trump will announce how to solve the potential conflict of interest problem, but as it stands now, as long as he owns the hotel, every dollar of profit it makes goes directly into his pocket. brian ross, abc news, washington. overseas this morning, syria's government is ignoring a rebel proposal for a cease fire in the city of aleppo. assad regime now holds all of the old city in aleppo and now most of the territory once held by the rebels. insurgents are backed by the u.s. and other western countries and want the cease fire to evacuate some of the 200,000 civilians who are still living
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in aleppo. seeing plenty of support this morning for a man honored by many as a hero. 95-year-old former astronaut john glenn is hospitalized in ohio for more than a week. hospital officials are being tight lipped about his condition. glenn was the first american to orbit the earth in 1962. he served four terms in the senate and returned to space in 1998 while still a sitting senator at the age of 77. this might not be a good day for long distance drive. although the major highways in north dakota are open again, there's no unnecessary travel advisory in the state. yesterday, even a tow truck was towed out of the snow. >> who towed the tow truck out? >> that dude. >> okay. colorado residents aren't expecting a repeat of yesterday's mess, partly because it will be so cold this morning that their cars may not start at all. snowy roads are a problem in
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other parts of the country this morning as well. stay safe, everyone. >> please do. the system that brought the blizzard to north dakota brings lake effect to the great lakes region. yeah, buffalo. and very cold temperatures to the midwest. another storm system is moving into the northwest and northern california with snow expected in portland and seattle late today. >> portland's high today will be freezing with seattle not much warmer than that. great falls reaching three degrees, highs in denver and chicago are 24, twice that in atlanta and washington. >> and miami is nice at 82. okay. so the water bottle challenge, well, it really seems to be catching on. it's -- >> that was pitiful. >> that's not how you're supposed to do it? >> we got in on the act awhile ago and failed. >> i can't. so it's supposed to land
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upright, but it didn't go the way i was hoping. it's something members of the cleveland cavaliers apparently figured it out better than we have. >> there they were last night at new york's madison square garden doing the water bottle challenge on the bench. this was going on after the cavaliers blew out the knicks. >> was that lebron? >> even lebron taking part. >> that was not planned, but it's a long season, and they have to pass the time somehow, right? and when you're winning by that much -- >> phil jackson will not be happy. he's going to be saying, look at lebron and his posse. oh, you almost got it! >> that was -- you know how many times i tried to throw that? >> i told you you're supposed to try it with a cup. coming up, the tsa screening from hell. one woman describes what she says was the most humiliating experience of her life, battling breast cancer. hear what she says the tsa agents forced her to do. what's called the best live television musical event of all time, or the year. the star studded "hair spray"
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extravaganza last night ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now". do you think it's a wig? i think it's real. >> oh, no, it's real. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by -- laser spine institute.
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align, press and unzip. ♪ the tsa is often criticized as one of the most disliked government agencies. >> a lot of people feel free in criticizing the tsa, but there is one woman who had quite the run-in with the tsa agent and she's talking about it.
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we have more now with abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: denise battling breast cancer calls this -- >> you cannot touch me there. >> reporter: the most humiliating experience of her life. she said this officer patted her down aggressively and when the officer gets to the front of her shirt -- >> i have breast cancer. i had a lumpectomy. i have a port in me. you can't touch me there. >> reporter: there was a brief standoff. a supervisor arrives trying to explain what the agents need to do. >> we have to make sure there's nothing there. i lifted up my shirt and said there's nothing there. >> reporter: albert alleges it got worse. finally, she felt compelled to take off her wig, which she rarely does in public, posted about the ordeal on facebook. the tsa telling us tonight it eventually provided ms. albert with a private room for screening. >> my whole point was to bring awareness to this so that it doesn't happen to other people. >> reporter: the tsa regrets any
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distress it caused her and is retraining three officers who dealt with her reminding every other officer at this airport of the proper procedure. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> matt, thank you. when we come back, guess who topped this year's list of most overpaid actors? and can you guess this year's biggest viral hit on youtube? "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "w
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♪ skinny, so skinny we're going to start "the skinny" this morning with proof that stars are just like us. >> overpaid that is not like us. forbes magazine, though, took a look at the most overpaid actors looking not at total dollars paid out, but the movie studio's return on their investment. coming in fourth place, will ferrell returning $6.50 for every dollar he was paid. >> channing tatum in third place at less of a value at just six bucks per dollar that was paid out. if they had paid out more for wardrobe, then maybe -- >> yeah, no. maybe less spending on wardrobe. second place goes to will smith returning $5 for every dollar the studio paid him. >> second year in a row, johnny
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depp is given the dubious honor of the most overpaid actor returning a measly $2.80 for every dollars that he was paid for all those huge johnny depp movies this year. >> forbes said the list is dominated by established male leads who's past successes allow them to command bloated eight figure payouts despite box office washouts. good negotiating on their part? >> good agents. next to what's called the live tv event of the year. >> okay. so it's set in the 1960s, big screen cult classic in the '80s turned into a tony winning broadway musical in 2002, hair spray returned as a live tv event last night on another network. the all-star cast featuring harvey as edna. >> newcomer, maddy as well as rosie o'donnell, jennifer hudson and ariana grande. ♪
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♪ and the world keeps spinning round and round ♪ ♪ critics hailed the live event as the best live musical event nbc has ever attempted. >> well, good job there. a lot of hair spray. next, she may have been new to karaoke, but madonna certainly didn't act like a virgin. >> getting in the groove with the late late show with james corden, and it wasn't long before she was truly expressing herself. ♪ i just want to have fun tonight ♪ ♪ oh oh >> i love that song.
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oh, whoa. that poor leather seat was assaulted. i do love that song. >> by the way, she's no match for adele. her car pool back in karaoke has now become this year's biggest viral hit on youtube. >> it is my favorite of all of them. >> it really is fantastic. >> one, she's an amazing singer, two, she had so much fun with it, and her expression to how good james corden is at singing is the priceless moment of the whole thing, and -- >> and three, the rap. >> the spice girls -- >> no, no. the nicki minaj "monsters" by adele. >> i loved how many songs she chose to sing that were not hers. let's sing the spice girls. forget about my song. >> it was great. it was the best one. finally we'll look at the women who will be vying for nick vile's heart in the season 21 of "the bachelor."
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>> this crop of contestants hail from all over the country and canada with rather unique occupations. among them, this 23-year-old aspiring dolphin trainer from secaucus, new jersey. >> a dolphin trainer. >> yeah. >> she said the most outrageous thing she's ever done is move to miami. >> oh. jack? >> alexis sounds jersey to me. she said her most embarrassing moment was when an ex told her she had a mustache at a giants game. i guess that's better than being at a jet's game. keep that in mind. >> shows up the first night dressed as a dolphin. have you had that experience on a first date? >> dressed as a dolphin? >> thankfully no. >> no. quickly, brianna, 28-year-old surgical unit nurse from salt lake city. okay. >> she -- >> all righty. >> she says, also, talks about dolphins, and that she can do underwater flips. >> and next vanessa at 29, a special ed teacher.
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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. ♪ so it's often said that broadway is thee place where dreams come true. >> and that may never have been more true than for opening night of one of broadway's newest and hottest musicals because gracing the stage was the daughter of one of our very own proud papas. byron pits takes us there. >> reporter: opening night is always special, but this one is personal. my youngest, making her broadway debut. >> my late mother said when she was proud of us, child, about to break a bra strap i'm so proud. look at the line. congratulations. thanks a lot. a bronx tale, an autographical one-man show. that became a classic film of
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the '90s, starring robert de niro. >> that's bad money. >> reporter: a young boy caught between the love of his father and admiration of a local mob boss, sonny. >> just leave my son alone. please. hey, don't you see how i treat that kid, i treat that kid like he's my son. >> he's not your son. he's my son. >> this is a bronx tale. >> reporter: the story timeless and now modernized for broadway. that doowap sound track, the background for a brand new musical. and at the helm, veterans of stage and screen, denero himself taking his first stab at broadway directing. the movie set the spotlight in new york's diverse and emerging undertones of status and race, translated to stage. we swing by and meet the lead of the stage. >> hey, how are you! >> bobby thornton, his first role on broadway, just 24 years old.
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do you appreciate what a gift y'all have been for the young actors in this show? >> it's the best. i love them. we get them to pay attention and appreciate how privileged they are to be doing a broadway show. >> he's a great jewish father. >> that's right, i am. >> reporter: outside after opening night, i couldn't stop beaming. hey! >> hi! >> reporter: congratulations. >> thank you, pops! i'm going to cry again. there's nothing like it. >> reporter: for nightline, i'm byron pitts. >> byron while shooting that attempted to say that parents are like a bow and their children are like an arrow and you try to point the arrow and that's as far as into the sentence he got before he just started crying. >> did he really? what a classic.
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making news in america this morning, president-elect donald trump selects more people for his cabinet. his pick for epa head, though, is causing some controversy because of his stance on climate change. plus, the latest appointee, a co-founder of the wwe, and overnight another trump tweet is creating conflict. arctic blast, the temperatures below zero this morning, where they're heading right now. plus, why snow could cause big problems in the northwest. breaking overnight an inmate serving a life sentence escapes from prison. we have the latest on the massive manhunt under way. for the first time in decades the life expectancy in the u.s. drops. what's behind the decline?

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