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streak, eli manning threw a career-high 62 passes, jenkins returns this one, 43 yards and the giants lose 24-19, meaning the cowboys clinch the nfc east, huge loss for the new york giants. abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino, and another reminder, the warriors, we count down christmas day, kd, steph, versus lebron james. open the presents, lock in. >> thanks, larry. all right, abc 7 news continues on line
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showing you light showers moving in, intense tomorrow morning, a moderate storm, expect moderate to heavy rain tomorrow, wind gusts 20 to 40 miles an hour. >> all right, thank you so much. drew. >> that is our report, we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. and i'm ama dietz. thank you for joining us. >> see you tomorrow. best of the best in home made items competing in a spot in a ground breaking consumer experience.
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can't walk. >> i'll get you out. >> dramatic footage of a michigan sheriff deputy rescuing a family of three that erupted in their home.
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one of the residents was hospitalized due to burns and smoke inhalation. the camera captured him approaching the home and getting the residents out before firefighters arrived and put out the fire, he also helped a neighbor to safety. >> really gives you a sense of the heroics involved there. and to new york city now where a four alarm fire on the city's west side sent flames shooting into the night sky. 24 people were hurt, two of them critically. witnesses say a 7-year-old girl went into cardiac arrest but was revived and expected to make a full recovery. a major medical headline this morning. a new vaccine is said to be 100% effective against ebola. viruses responsible for more than 10,000 deaths in africa three years ago. the vaccine has not yet been approved, but 300,000 doses have been stockpiled just in case there is a new outbreak. to a consumer alert this morning after the deaths of three children killed in accidents involving ikea furniture. >> ikea has just agreed to pay millions to their families.
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lindsay jans janice has details on the settlement and the simple kit that might protect your family. >> he was an amazing little boy. he was the light of our lives. >> reporter: jackie's son was tragically killed when an ikea dresser like this one fell on him. he was not alone. three families sued ikea, and their lawyers say a $50 million settlement has been reached. >> these were completely preventable accidents. had ikea made the furniture stable and safe like other manufacturers, none of the kids would have suffered the terrible deaths they did. >> reporter: the tentative settlement comes just six months after 29 million dressers were recalled due to tipping hazards. under the recall, customers could return some models or get anchors to secure dressers to the wall. a reminder that the government recommends securing all top heavy furniture, regardless of brand. every 24 minutes in the u.s., a child goes to the emergency room because of a tip over incident.
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ikea says that settlement has not yet been approved by the court, so it won't comment at this time. but those families say they are glad to have the legal action behind them. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to linzie there. coming up in the next half hour, e-cigaretting igniting, this time on a city bus. we talk to doctors concerned with the increase in fires involving those devices. but first, on a much lighter note, we go to what's been called the super bowl of crafting. the etsy open call competition is attracting entrepreneurs from all across the country, but can they truly make it big? you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ you better watch out you better not cry you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town
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santa claus is coming to town ♪ all right, all you procrastinators, looking at you kendis, two shopping days left until christmas, so we wanted to take a look at what's been called the super bowl of crafting. >> abc's rebecca jarvis followed do-it-yourself entrepreneurs turning up to the pressure-filled opportunity of a lifetime. >> reporter: tis the season for holiday shopping, so where can you get everything from a unicorn horn to home made jewelry?made jewelry? etsy has you covered with an annual holiday handmade cavalcade market in the heart of new york city catering to those looking for a unique and locally crafted present. earlier this year, we were there as top etsy sellers had a chance to take their businesses to the next level. >> hey, guys, sandra here. >> reporter: meet 16-year-old sandra cunningham, a tenth grader by day, but after school and on weekends, a budding beauty entrepreneur.
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>> all for sale. >> reporter: a contract with one of these megastores can take it even further. these diy business owners are selling everything from cheese boards to kids' costumes. we caught up with amy from whole foods in patrick from paper source to find out what they'll be looking for. what does it take for companies that are on etsy to get in a store like whole foods? >> we see products every day, so it helps to get to know everyone's story. >> what's been great here is virtually everyone i met here is representing some product that is unique, handmade, artists. >> reporter: prices start at $8, the youngest here, by far, has been itching all morning. it's time to cue the shark tank morning for sandra. next at bat, whole foods. >> how did you come up with recipes? >> from my dad when i was 9.
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i love lip balm. i wanted to buy lip balm. he said no, why don't you just make your own. seven years later, it's turned into this. >> reporter: back at the open call, the judges are ready to deliver, after hours of pitches. >> this person is demonstrating an amazing ability at a very young age to go after her dream and inspire girls to feel comfortable in their own skin, so we are so excited to be carrying zandra -- >> dad, how are you feeling right now as a dad and a mom, how are you feeling right now? >> i wanted to -- i'm, like, over the moon excited for her. >> it is fantastic. >> all the hard work, resiliency, all pays off.
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>> reporter: for "nightline," i'm rebecca jarvis in brooklyn. >> i love it. 16-year-old. >> good for her. >> yeah. >> wow. coming up, a toddler gets -- coming up, a toddler gets -- 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
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all right, it's time for the mix. >> yes. >> we're going to start with a really heart warming story, perfect for the holidays. it's a photo that's going viral of a 3-year-old boy. his name is michael brown. michael brown was with his third foster family. he spent 832 days in foster care when he learned his foster family was adopting him. that is his reaction. so happy. his mom says, his new mom say, he waking up in the morning and tells mom, i'm so happy. people can't get enough of the story. he's been with the family since he was just 18 months old and now he has a forever home. >> it took a while to take him home, though. >> he was going to reunite with his biological mother, but that fell through, and so she stepped up. >> happy for him. in maryland, there's an ugly
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sweater contest at an office there, financial office, and this woman, mya moore, posted hers, you'd think, with all the garland that's covering all of her including the hat, that she would have won. put it together, took her four hours. she came in second place. >> i say hers is the ugliest. how can it be uglier? >> the internet floored by this. she was robbed. and here they are, the carollers. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ business news from tokyo, stocks, couple shows ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake ask you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now"
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this morning on "worlds news this morning on "worlds news now," rushing home to the holidays with millions taking to the roads and skies today, danger weather could be in the way. why you should expect delays even if it's clear where you are right now. president-elect trump taking to twitter for more surprise announcements, this time on how he intends to increase america's nuclear arsenal, plus, how he's putting pressure on u.s. diplomats over middle eastern policy. new this half hour, the growing danger of exploding batteries. >> that incident of a man scolded for using an e-cigarette right before it blew up prompted new concerns as travelers are packing them for the road. what you need to know about the devices. catch a tiger without a shirt. the internet post from woods that has us getting in the spirit, and others scratching our heads.
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or beards. the very sweet reason behind tiger claus. that's a thing on this friday, december 23rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we should explain that the image will make all of that make sense. >> the image will make it all make sense. >> tiger claus is the best tease ever. >> we'll get to that in the skinny, but people are on the move this weekend. we're going to start with the busiest travel days of the year. about 100 million americans are traveling this weekend hitting the roads, the rails, and airports. the big concern, though, those two major storm systems. one there on the radar heading into the midwest. the other hitting the west coast expected to have a ripple effect across the country. >> driving could be dangerous. one person was badly injured crashing into a snowplow in new york state, and in san diego, this driver had to be rescued. we'll show that car in a moment. it was flooded, and he needed to
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be rescued from the vehicle. >> oh, wow. more than 400 flights expected to be cancelled or delay today at lax, an airport struggling to recover from two days of gridlock. abc aepsz's david kerley with the latest. >> reporter: holiday travel on one of the busiest days of the year delayed. in two coastal cities and some in between. >> the flight was delayed and delayed and delayed. >> reporter: more than an hour delay in newark and los angeles and phoenix and las vegas as well. the lax delay, the faa says, airport runway and taxi way construction is to blame with rain contributing. >> it's been a pain. >> reporter: all during two of the busiest travel days of the year, and a record-setting holiday travel season. we are on the 27th floor of skyscraper in downtown chicago, and this is united's command center looking at the weather, international flights, domestic flights, everyone tracked on a board, and green up there is good. heavy volume and potential weather --
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>> we'll have dallas take a look at it. >> reporter: keeping the airline operating centers on their toes. >> this room is here tasked with putting pieces of the puzzle back together to minimize customer impact ultimately. >> reporter: the concern is weather in the midwest. there is forecasted snow in chicago. the question is, will it be heavy enough to affect operations? david kerley, reagan international airport. parts of the desert southwest was hit with an inch of rain, causing some street flooding. this was the afternoon commute in phoenix. it was quite a mess. >> with more on the forecast, joined by justin povick, good morning. >> kendis, mara, thanks, good morning to you. we're tracking multiple storms, two storms, the first of which bringing rain to the central plains and snow to the northern tier of states towards the twin cities more so slippery travel towards i-35 and 94. dry air follows, but only for a short amount of time because we
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have storm number two now impacting the southwest with heavy rain towards l.a. and mountain snow on interstate 80 measuring in feet way up there at 7,000 feet. poor traveling conditions again today along the west coast and poor travel in the upper midwest. next storm eventually turns into a raging blizzard over the plain states over the weekend. kendis, mara, back to you. >> thank you, justin. moving on from the cold weather to talk of cold war. president-elect donald trump is raising questions and fears with a tweet about nuclear weapons. trump's post said the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. appearing to conflict with u.s. policy. the comment came hours after putin called for boosting his country's nuclear capacity. trump's spokesman said the president-elect was referring to
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the threat of nuclear proliferation among terrorists groups and rogue regimes. trump fired off another controversial tweet calling for a u.n. security council resolution to be vetoed, weighing in before any official response from the current white house ad administration. egypt later pulled the resolution calling for israel to immediately stop building settlements in palestinian territory. officials reefed out to trump to stop it, and obama administration is not saying how the u.s. would have voted. and hillary clinton has officially won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million more votes than donald trump. certify results in all 50 states give hillary clinton the largest pop paw lar vote margin than any losing candidate. she received 48% compared to 46% for trump. intense man hunt underway for the man suspected of driving a truck into a crowded open air market in berlin this week. 12 people kill as the hijacked tractor trailer plowed through
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the market. the venue reopen yesterday after after concrete blocks were placed to prevent another such attack. the attack exposed much more important flaws in europe's antiterrorism security. despite raids in germany, the suspect has not yet been found. at least two americans, both from texas, injured in the berlin attack. richard ramirez from south texas is in serious condition. he's been living in berlin for the past 18 years. his partner was killed in the attack. ramirez's family plans to bring him back home as soon as he is able to travel. >> i think he needs to be around us. we need to be around him, and we need to come together, of course, as a family. that's what families do, especially this time of year. >> the other american injured is russell schultz widmore of austin who was drinking wine with friends when the truck barrelled through the market.
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two of his friends died, but he has only minor injuries. in the meantime, five are under arrest in australia. four of the five born in australia. all of them became self-radicalized, but inspired by isis. they were allegedly planning to attack public sites with explosives and other weapons. police say the arrests have ended that threat. back in this country, we have breaking news from arkansas where a suspect has been arrested in the road rage death of a little boy in little rock, 3-year-old king was killed last saturday while riding in the back seattle of his grandmother's car. there's been an intense manhunt for the shooter since then. the suspect has been identified as 33-year-old gary holmes. he's charged right now with capital murder. police make a dangerous discovery during a domestic disturbance call in florida. they were called after the suspect argued with his parents. his mother asked deputies to check out suspicious fumes in the home. abc's pierre thomas has more. >> reporter: police responded to
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the home of shariff alkononi after an altercation with his parents. >> why does your room smell like chemicals? >> chemicals? >> reporter: the report of a disturbing chemical smell was just the start. >> do you carry a knife in the pocket like that? >> reporter: within seconds, a fight erupts. authorities are investigating whether the chemicals found are explosives. >> you look around the world, see what happened in germany, we are treating this -- this guy could have been a potential terrorist. >> reporter: sources say he has a criminal record may have mental health issues, but he allegedly said things to his mother suggesting he was at least thinking about isis. >> mom made statements to detectives that when he gets mad, he says things to her, like, i'm a terrorist, i'm going to isis. >> reporter: while no terror ties have been found, authorities say the suspect had, quote, the potential to do bad things. abc news, washington. police are searching for two
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suspects involved in the terrifying kidnapping of a lyft driver in florida. the driver was held hostage for 11 hours, and forced to chauffeur captors in a crime spree. they also used his cell phone to take pictures of themselves. the suspect finally released him, but said they would kill him if he called police. two other suspects have already been arrested. and how about some fresh evidence crime just doesn't pay. a crook in springfield, ohio, smashes his way into and e-cigarette store to grab the small tv on a table. looks around, sees nothing else worth taking, grabs the tv, and then slips and falls as he tried to get out. >> well, that's probably got to hurt. combination of the broken glass and the wet floor. it's not as if he was not warned. the mishap gave the surveillance camera a good look at his face. i have a feeling he's going to have a lot of time practicing his reading skills, you know, somewhere nice and quiet. >> you see the reading skills were lost. >> very wet floor, be careful.
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i.e., don't pick up a tv and try to run out. >> exactly. all right. well, coming up, why there are a lot of packages disappearing in the windy city. >> police looking for the grinch responsible for the theft of christmas presents, but may have been on the hunt before the seasons changed. >> and what? what? what is up with this guy? is that a slimmed down santa? or yet another sign that -- i don't know who it is. can you guess? >> are we supposed to say? no. it's a tease. we'll leave that hanging there. >> it's like a hanging chad. in "the skinny." "world news now" weather brought to you by life alert.
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some really cool time lapse photography from minnesota. take a look at this. a wall of sea smoke created after temperatures well below 0 collided with much warmer water from lake superior. fog is created when there's an inverse of temperatures with the air being colder than the water. really cool. >> yeah, it is. >> looks like specific effects. turning now to an incident caught on camera by a city bus. >> we reported on the danger of lithium batteries ignited, and this case raises questions once again. here is abc's clinton sandel. >> reporter: this man trying to use iz e-cigarette on a fresno bus gets a scolding. >> hey, you can't vape on the bus, man. >> reporter: when he puts it in his pocket, a scorching. it reportedly happens again in england. sparks and fire shooting from in guy's pants, here in a purse in new jersey, and in florida, a caller to 1 says an exploding e-cig torched this car. >> a cigarette blew up while smoking it, i guess. >> reporter: according to the u.s. fire administration,
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problems start with short circuits in high powers lithium batteries. investigators are trying to find out what caused fires in others like hover boards and mobile phones. at the university of colorado burn center, dr. ann wagner saw 14 e-cigarette injuries this year and worries about the potential danger. >> how bad can injuries get? >> extremely bad. i mean, they can end up with loss of life, so that's about as bad as it can get. >> reporter: the e-cigarette industry maintains risk of explosion is low, but recommends using the right charger for the right battery and says never carry a battery in pockets where keys or coins can trigger something like this. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. abc news, denver.
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dangerous video there. police in chicago, in the meantime, hunting for a a true grinch on the north side who is swiping packages from the front porches since september. they released new video for hopes he's arrested soon. opening the packages, grabbing the contents, and heading off, the act taking just a few seconds. this is one case of 13 instance reported to the chicago police this month. they think the same guy is responsible. well, coming up, the shirtless santa. >> grinch to santa claus. >> shirtless. >> a-lister pulling the plug on a new year's eve concert. that's in the skinny coming up next. "world news now" continues after th
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♪ skinny so sinkinny ♪ looks like christmas is coming early. >> yes. >> a photo out there of mac daddy santa. you may not recognize him with the disguise on. why don't we just give it away. tiger woods posted a photo online, on twitter, of himself with the fake goatee and hat and glasses and all that, but the shirtlessness gets people's attention. >> yeah. this is something he does, i guess, every year. >> apparently so. this is news to me. >> apparently a tradition for him. tiger's been coming back lately. he's getting into shape. you think he's looking all right? >> looks great. this is not your typical dad body. quite fit there. >> yes. trying to make a comeback. >> this is his tradition.
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i had my own christmas tradition. >> are you shirtless? >> no. >> dang it. >> not quite. >> but it is a ticket to the gun show. >> it is a ticket to the gun show. >> complete with lights. >> wrap in lights. >> i love it. >> this was done several years ago. classic. only problem is after they wrapped me up in the lights, they leave, and i'm trapped. >> yes. russell wilson is also playing santa claus. he's giving pretty extravagant gifts to the team members playing oprah. giving two first class tickets to anywhere in the world to everyone in the seahawks' organization. >> yes. >> every player, coach, trainer, and equipment staff member. i cannot begin to think what it cost. >> most importantly, the offensive linemen. take a look. >> amazing. >> i love the humble brag of it, mentioning it on snapchat.
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>> oh, yeah. >> like, i'm such a good person. this is what i'm doing for the team. >> he showed samsung tvs there. >> tvs as well. >> i wonder what she gets in the stocking. hopefully something sparkly. drake and j. lo. >> you know the rumor has been -- >> i love this pairing. >> i do too. that they are an item. they were spotted at dinner having a private dinner together. now the latest clue that something might be going on is j. lo cancelled our new year's eve performance in miami that was scheduled to be with drake in vegas, this is according to the new york post. >> they were supposed to talk about music, but new year's, they say you spend it with one you love and have a kiss at midnight. you know who else is going to be in vegas with them? >> who? >> me. i just found out j. lo is
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joining us. >> wow. what are you going to do? >> see them perform on new year's eve. >> get out of here. >> absolutely because that's how i roll. >> oh. >> it's going on to be lit. all right. you learn something new every day. something much more tame now. >> i didn't know that. that's too good. >> yeah. >> just one dance. >> the song -- what's the song? >> i need to control this segment. sorry. >> all of me. that song -- >> so all of me, it's a beautiful song that's been played at many, many, many weddings, as you know, you know, all of me -- >> loves all of you. >> exactly. it's sappy, it's great, it's beautiful. >> it's perfect. hit a billion views on youtube. >> a new threshold there. >> betting half of these are repeat views from those with a terrible breakup. song on repeat over and over again. >> the others, of course, that
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lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. well, as we well, as we approach christmas and hanukkah, we look back at the headlines for the week. >> terrorism overseas, a mass explosion, and donald trump going over the top. here now, a friday rewind. >> one of the most frustrating you encounter in your career is involving children. if anyone has information in the case, come forward. >> the branchs caught them. >> it happened in 2005 in the same market. another firework went off in 2006 and 2007, and a lot of the markets was burned.
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>> just having fun with my friends, and the markets were starting to close, and at first we heard glass breaking. we started seeing people with blood on their faces, and there were people fainting and sitting on the floor, and, yeah, we knew something was wrong. we tried to ask people, but nobody knew. >> he shot again from close range on the body of ambassador. looked like a movie. >> i think the major implication is that it will hopefully put the fear of god a little bit in the powers. the spillover from syria has become a global problem. >> inside the kremlin, there's glee over the turmoil in america, but they are now bracing for some kind of retaliation from president obama. >> i think it's important that
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congress takes a very open approach to looking at what happened, how it evolved, what was russia's motives. >> when the election happened, i couldn't help but think of the girls that were 18. i completely understand when people say just shut up and act, but, for me, there are times when i feel a real need to speak to those girls. >> we get to do what we love every day, so in by doing that and being able to meet a little kid, give him a jersey, his mom with us, that brightens his day, brightens christmas, that never gets old for us. >> that was a great moment on the ice there with the washington capitals. well, might not know this, but christmas is on december 25th. >> oh, thanks for the reminder. >> then there's boxing day on december 26. >> good to know, thanks. >> what is boxing day? >> we're still waiting. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. s for
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good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo this for diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here's some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." travelers on this busy day could face delays because of back to back storms. hundreds of flights have been delayed or canceled at l.a.x. and hundreds more expected to be impacted today. full coverage ahead. the syria government took full control of the city of aleppo for the first time in four years. the announcement came after state television reported the last convoy carrying rebels and civilians had left the ancient city. police in little rock, arkansas, questioning a suspect in the road rage killing of a 3-year-old boy. the child died in the backseat of his grandmother's car in a crime that stunned the city and country. the 33-year-old gary holmes was charged with capital murder and will appear in court later today.
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president obama is reportedly planning to deliver a farewell speech in chicago where he launched his political career. sources say the address is set for january 10th, ten days before he leaves office. those are some of the top stories on this friday, december 23rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you, everyone. we start with another busy travel day at the nation's airports. a lot of people probably watching us at those airports at this hour because the biggest problem spots so far appears to be los angeles. >> officials expect more than 400 flights to be delayed or cancelled today. that's on top of the 230 flights impacted over the past two days. officials blame stormy weather and more people traveling this year than last. >> take a look at the live radar to see what we're facing. a new storm approaching the west coast, part of a one-two punch, i should say, of holiday storms.
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as the storm that drenched the southwest moves into the midwest as you can see there, with more on the impact, here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: two monster storms about to barrel through the country bringing winter weather alerts, freezing rain, and blizzards. snarling travel during the holidays. 18 states now under some kind of an alert. in southern california, heavy rains, a dash camera featuring a driver in l.a. crossing several lanes, hitting standing water and almost crashing into the side of the road. further south in san diego, accident after accident. a car flipped over, a van crushed, a tractor trailer on its side. >> i know this is the holiday season, people are in the rush to get to places, but, please, slow down, take your time. >> reporter: this driver straned in flooding of the the only way out? the sunroof. firefighters helped rescued the man. >> water came in, had a sunroof. >> reporter: the east coast not in the clear either. look at these images from upstate new york. one driver seriously injured after hitting the back of a plow
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truck, told a state trooper making his way to the crash site hit ice and hit a tractor trailerment incredibly, nobody was hurt. and now that west coast storm hits the midwest in the middle of all the holiday travel. it'll go on to hit the east coast on christmas eve just in time for santa. abc news, new york. well, parts of the midwest could see 4 inches of snow today as shoppers grab last minute items. >> justin povick has the latest. >> good morning to you as well, two storms, busy times in the weather world. he's the leading storm working over the plain states for today. wet roadways from des moines southbound towards st. louis and kansas city, but a little bit of slippery travel here over the northern states. speaking of slippery travel, we're going to be talking about snow and feet towards i-80, similar amounts here over the wasach, he's of salt lake city, big time travel impacts.
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back to you. president-elect donald trump and russian president vladimir putin are calling for stronger, nuclear arsenals stoking fears of a nuclear arms race. trump tweeted the u.s. must strengthen and expand nuclear capability which has not. u.s. policy for nearly 40 years. it followed similar remarks from putin who added russia's military can overpower any potential foe. trump's spokesman said the president-elect was referring to the threat of nuclear proliferation among terrorist groups and rogue regimes. president-elect lawmakers are clashing ahead of the confirmation hearing of rex tillerson, trump's nominee for secretary of state. the top democrat says it would be difficult to set a date for the hearing if tillerson doesn't provide his tax returns as promised. the republican chair of the committee denied the pledge was made. he says democrats are just
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playing politics. trump's daughter, ivanka, took off for a vacation to hawaii after a confrontation on a jet plu flight in new york. the passenger kicked off the plane after approaching trump with her husband and children. the man yelled at her, and witnesses say he was so upset he was shaking. >> some guy went up to her and started giving her a hard time, and told her that, you know, her father was ruining the country. he was being rude and inconsiderate. >> she was on the plane. it was annoying she was not on her own private plane. we all had to wait. >> jetblue released a statement saying if a customer causes a conflict, they are asked to get off the plane, especially if it if runs the risk of disrupting the flight. australian authorities believe the christmas day terrorist threat is over after five arrests this morning. the suspects are all men in their 20s, rounded up in raids in and economically depressed area. four born in australia, the fifth in egypt. they were self-radicalized and
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inspired by isis. they allegedly planned to use explosives and other weapons in a railway station, cathedral, and other busy sites. intense man hunt underway for the man german authorities believe drove that truck into an outdoor market in berlin over the weekend. european security officials know the suspect well, but perhaps not well enough. abc's chuck severton has the latest. >> reporter: the finally deadly moments of a terrorist rampage captured on video. that massive delivery truck running down christmas shoppers in berlin monday leaving behind a dozen dead and scores injured. but this man was nowhere to be found. police say anis amry left only his fingerprints behind. they now say he hijacked the truck, killed its driver and finished the mission of murder. the 24-year-old immigrant is now the center of a global dragnet. >> we have his photograph. we have his fingerprints. we have his dna, so he can't disappear.
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>> reporter: this is one of dozens of police raids across the city to find the fugitive. amry was already known to authorities. the german magazine "der spiegel" says he was knocaught a telephone wiretap offering to commit a suicide attack. authorities found the samt too, quote, convoluted to arrest him. they watched him until seventh, and amri had a long criminal record. he served four years in prison. the christmas market defiantly reopens. two americans were among those recuperating from the attack. richard ramirez who moved to germany from texas was critically injured, his partner killed. russell schultz whitmar also injured, telling the austin statesman, he could see the dead around him and ramirez weeping
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in the street. abc news, new york. now to the other big international story we've been following this week. the president of mexico vowing to rebuild the fireworks market where a chain reaction explosion left more than 30 people dead. the president said he'll reopen the market next year. in the meantime, families are packing the local churches as funeral masses continue for victims. a terrifying attack stunned a small california community. a man dressed in yellow rain gear walked into a gas station and sprayed flammable liquid around the store and on the clerk. the clerk, david wicks, was badly burned and unable to speak, but he was able to nod yes when asked if it was intentional. he then died a short time later. police are searching for the suspect, and it's unclear why wicks was targeted. >> wow. police searching for a map who passed out candy kaens and robbed a bank wearing a santa claus mask in tennessee. he's handing out candy canes to people in the bank. the suspect wished customers a
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merry christmas and hand the teller a note demanding money. no word yet on how much cash he got away with. bizarre. >> right? >> bizarre incidents, wow. so a resident of columbus, ohio, reached a milestone celebrating with a party at the zoo. that's because -- >> yeah. >> yeah. >> it's home. >> she lives there. she's a gorilla. >> colo is 60 years old. she was the first gorilla born in a zoo, and she's now lived some two decades longer than the usual life span for a gorilla. the zoo says that's a try butte to good medical care and solid nutrition like this birthday cake made from tomatoes and apple. >> yuck. >> do you think colo wants that cake? or would she prefer something with sugar and flour? >> colo is like, i waited 60
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years for tomatoes and apples? >> come on, show her love. >> stop at magnolia bakery and get me something good. happy birthday. >> yes. coming up. >> the shocking scene of a truck drivers backwards on a busy interstate. other motorists desperate to get out of the way. and working it out. with the rockettes. yes, will ganz tries to get in line with the legendary crew, but does he have the right stuff? wait until you see him wear their outfits. does he do that? >> yeah, i hope. one can wish. "world news now" weather brought to you by delsym. le cou, take delsym, the #1 12-hour cough 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.
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police say whatever the reason, it was always a bad idea. >> bad idea. i do want to know if it's legal. >> if it's illegal? >> illegal to drive backwards on the highway? if you're driving in the right direction. okay. >> that -- >> we'll ponder that. >> it's illegal, don't do it. in the meantime, lawmakers in north carolina, they are pointing fingers after that special session to repeal a controversial bathroom bill ended in no action. >> critics say the law limited lgbt rights including which bathroom a transgendered person could use. we explains controversy that's still brewing. >> reporter: a $42,000 special legislative session down the drain. >> i cannot believe this. >> reporter: the controversial bathroom bill remains on the books. >> it is not normal to waste four days to accomplish nothing. >> reporter: north carolina's democratic lawmakers are frustrated and angry, accusing republicans of a bait-and-switch, first proposing a bill to repeal hb2, but
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including a cooling off period, preventing passing antidiscrimination laws for six months. if one part of the bill was voted down, the whole thing failed, and it did. republicans are saying democrats killed the repeal because it did well as a campaign tactic. >> i don't know if you think the public is stupid or we're stupid or who is stupid, but it just does not make sense. >> reporter: the bill requires using public ret rooms according to the gender on their birth certificate, not what they identify with. that sparked outrage. paypal pulled hundreds of jobs from the state, musicians cancel concerts there, and the nba moved the all-star game to louisiana. the deal was a chance for redemption, but instead? >> it doubles down on discrimination. >> reporter: this only adds to the political disarray in north carolina. following the contentious race for governor there, the republican-dominated legislature met in special session to strip incoming governor, roy cooper, of power. janai norman, abc news,
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washington. well, coming up, we go behind the scenes of the radio city christmas spectacular. >> will ganz gets dancing pointers from the rockettes themselves. that's next on "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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so some 2 million americans or people will get to see what's called the christmas speck tack spectacular at radio city this year. >> it is spectacular. >> it is. >> abc's will ganz got a chance of a lifetime getting up close and personal and getting a few dancing pointers from the rockettes themselves. >> reporter: the tree at rockefeller center. those iconic christmas movie moments. ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas ♪ the holiday season is upon us here in midtown, manhattan, a tradition as famous as the christmas tree itself, the radio city rockettes at the christmas spectacular. i've been working on the high kicks, but something tells me i might need a pointer or two. somewhere in between four shows a day and 300 kicks per show, two members of the iconic precision dance team took a little time to spill some show secrets.
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they met me backstage in the most holly, jolly, sparkly room this side of the north pole. >> this is one of our rooms where we would get dressed in between numbers. some of our costume changes are 90 seconds. we have eight costume changes. we wouldn't be able to do it without our amazing costume crew. the backstage crew here during the show is just as important as what the audience sees on stage. >> reporter: forget the elves, the radio city costume crew is the hardest working crew this time of the year. >> every one of the 80 rockettes on stage have custom made outfits. >> adding up to 350 loads of laundry a week, 16 hours a week, and 20 hours on the weekends, but thank goodness someone is doing the laundry. this is a workout. how heavy is this? >> not sure how many pounds it is, but it is our santa suit. it is cardio santa. there is the fat insert to have
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a jolly feel. we have the santa wigs, beard, gloves, boots. >> i have to imagine it gets a little toasty under there. >> it's a little warm on stage. >> absolutely. but if anyone can beat the heat, it's the rockettes. they are in pique physical shape despite holiday treats. >> it's important to eat well, stretch, warm up, cool down in between shows, so that we take care of our bodies, and we have a wonderful athletic training department because it is a very athletic dance. it looks very easy from the audience -- >> no, it doesn't. what are you talking about? >> reporter: they do a magical job making the dances look easy, but this wooden soldier has been in the show since 1933. but no dance is more famous than that signature kick line. so after some preshow warmups and approved stretching, i skip
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the letter to santa thing and asked the rockettes to make my christmas wish come true. joining a kick line. >> oh. i feel good about that. >> so, yes, a very merry christmas for this long time rockette fan, but don't worry, the girls told me their christmas season is still merry and bright despite working so hard this time of year. ♪ from radio city music hall in midtown, manhattan, will ganz, abc news. >> let's do the kicks. >> i have my uggs on. >> i have my spanx on. it's okay. let's do it.
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won tonys for their performance in the 2010 revival of the play. >> i looked at here, there, saw roads, and i latched on to her. i latched on to her, and i told you the truth, i latched on to her and said, baby, e don't want to marry, i just want to be your man. rose told me, tell them what you told them. >> if he was the mankind to move out of the way so mankind could find me. >> overall, the critics are behind fences, but one writes, by themselves, the actors make the movie worth seeing, though in the end, it feels too much like a school assignment, and another says, washington and into a place that's painful and hard to shake. as good as screen acting gets. >> two names we'll hear on oscar nomination morning. next, brian cranston plays a straight laced overprotective dad visiting his daughter to find out she's dating a billionaire played by james franco.
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has no filter, wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. >> you know what? no, just jumping in. i'm just going to do this. it's going to be great. >> i just got it done this morning. >> yeah. >> is that our christmas card. >> gosh, it says happy holidays and everything. >> i gave the guy a christmas card, i didn't happy holidays was on there. good thing i like christmas. >> the critics are not into it, getting 35%, and richard putting it like this, not funny, not funny, not funny. another writes, the movie has classic comic set pieces to make you forgive the film's occasional trips over the top. >> that is the news for this half hour. >> going to go see "why him" aren't you? >> can i try on one of your uggs? like tom brady uggs. >> does he wear them?
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this morning on "world news now," the president-elect called for more nuclear weapons. and what would be a major reversal in u.s. policy, donald trump tweeting that our nuclear capabilities should be expanded. meanwhile, russian president vladimir putin is saying the same thing. so could the nuclear arms race of the cold war era be renew hadded? and take a look, this new video of the terror attack in berlin surfaces as the manhunt for the berlin terror suspect intensifies across europe. now word of a christmas day terror plot in australia, foiled. and the arrest of a black woman who called police after her child was allegedly attacked in the street. but when police showed up, she was the one arrested. see why the racially charged incident has so much people outraged. and deck the halls with all
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of the most handmade items you can think of. if you're a fans of etsy one may soon be able to walk into their very own store. but probably not in time for the big deadline. for that, you're on your own. and you really should have gotten out there days ago, i mean, weeks ago. it is not like it was a surprise. it is friday, december 23rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you're kind of hard of on those last minute shoppers. >> because i'm one of those. >> but aren't we all at this point. >> no, i'm an early shopper. >> oh, okay. i'm going to brag. bring it on. good morning, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm mara schiavocampo. we begin this half hour with president-elect donald trump calling on the united states to expand its nuclear capabilities. >> so it was a stunning remark. it came, of course, in a tweet appearing to suggest a departure from long standing u.s. policy in that reducing the role of nuclear weapons. >> and it followed similar
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comments from russian president vladimir putin about his country's own nuclear ambitions. mow nor from cecelia vega. >> the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. that hasn't been u.s. policy for nearly 40 years. it came hours after a strikingly similar statement from vladimir putin, russia's president saying we need to strengthen the michelle potential of strategic nuclear forces. trump's move of an incoming president publicly splitting with the current administration. but while trump is actively tweeting, he has not held a real news conference since being elected. abc news first to report kellienan conway, his campaign manager will be coming to the white house as counsel to the president. this will be a traditional white house in the sense that you will have a great deal of press availability on a daily basis and you'll have a president who continues to be engaged with the press.
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>> we now now the name of donald trump's press secretary. his name is sean spicer, former chief strategist for the rnc and a public player in donald trump's campaign. now he will become one of the most visible faces in a the donald trump white house and he has a tough job ahead of him. he has to be press secretary for a man with a notoriously tough relationship with the media. >> it usually takes years before a u.s. president or someone changes policy in nuclear weapons .this president did it with 140 words. >> before being inaugurated. >> 140 let's, yes, before being inaugurated. >> a trump spokesman, however, is trying to clarify what he meant to say. >> jason miller says trump sees modernizing the nuclear capabilities as a way to pursue peace through strength. he says trump was not advocating the use of nuclear weapons and that the tweet was not meant to be read as new u.s. policy. but critics say the tweet risks
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fueling a new arms race with russia and china. and there were some tense moments for trump's daughter. a passenger accused of harassing her was kicked off the jetblue flight headed to hawaii. >> a man started shouting as her, accusing the trumps of ruining the country. a passenger was so upset, he was shaking. flight attendants removed the mainl man and secret service does not have to intervene. some major breaking news that is just in to us, after a five-day search for the suspect the man in a berlin attack has been killed in a shoot-out. >> the 24-year-old was most likely theman behind the wheel of that truck that drove into a christmas market in berlin this week killing 12. italian news agency "cianca" was the first to report that had he was killed in a 3:00 a.m. shoot-out during a routine police check. amry pulled out a gun from his backpack after being asked to
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show his i.d. and a police officer was injured. >> yeah, in fact, italian officials are saying that he fired at that police officer immediately after he was asked about his i.d. anis amri was not only known to german and european agencies, but also to the u.s. last november, he was put on the no fly list here. as we get that update about the shooting there in milan, you see these new images, new overnight, that is the actual truck and this is the attack that took place monday on that christmas market there in berlin, germany. >> we're also learning more about what happened overnight. italian officials hold ago press conference just moments ago explaining how everything went down saying that a police officer stopped amry during a routine check, asked for his i.d. and the officer was fired upon. the officer is injured. officials say that he is recovering. they are nonlife threatening injuries. they have spoken to him, congratulated him for good
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police work. that officer fired back and did him amri, killing him. we're seeing here the images of some of those injured in that attack. those are the two americans injured in the attack, richard ramirez and russell schultz widmor. italian officials pointing out in milan overnight, no one else was injured other than that officer who say recovering. no bystanders around, of course, it was very early in the morning. >> and this is kind of shocking that he was found in milan, italy. it's a good 10 1/2 hour drive between milan, italy, and berlin. and for this guy, one of the most wanted in europe, to make it there in several days, it's kind of shocking about security. >> german officials are facing a lot of questions. >> more on this throughout the morning and we'll have the very latest on "gma." australian authorities say they have foiled a terror attack planned for christmas day. five men in their 20s are now in
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custody after early morning raids. the attack would have involved the use of explosives and other weapons at prominent locations in melbourne. officials believe the suspects were self-radicalized, but inspired by isis and this threat is now over. a major turning point in syria's civil war. for the first time in four years, the syrian government has full control of aleppo. the announcement coming shortly after state television reported that the last convoy carrying rebels and civilians left the ancient city been it's a major victory for president bashar al assad and a crushing defeat for syria's opposition movement. heading into one of the busiest travel days of the year, there could be, again, some trouble at some of the nation's busiest airports. snow may slow flights at chicago o'hare and in los angeles, there's no let up to the gridlock at l.a.x. officials expect 400 flights to be tlad delayed or canceled
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today. officials blame a combination of stormy weather and more people traveling this year than last year. and that rainey weather also drenched the phoenix area with up to an inch of rain, causing some streets to flood. things dry out today ahead of another storm that's expected to hit christmas eve. and that second storm, you can see it here, much stronger than the first one. moves on shore in the west later today. in the morning, it will reach the pacific northwest and by the evening it moves into southern california. you can see that storm moving its way across the east. a police officer was captured on cell phone video showing the officer pointing a taser and wrestling jacqueline craig and one of her daughters to the ground. craig called police to report alleged assault of her 7-year-old son. >> i'm very distraught because
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what i felt i was doing was actually protecting my child, and it did not happen. it made me feel less of a parent that i couldn't protect him when he needed it. >> the officer has not yet been identified. ft. worth police said the video raises serious questions. that video has now been viewed more than 1 million times. the new york giants blew a chance to clench a playoff spot on their own. big blue beaten last night by the philadelphia eagles, 24-19, jenkins kicking off two e eli manning passes there for a touchdown. all in all, manning threw three interceptions after no turnovers the week before. he did complete 11 passes to obj. you can see there, odell beckham, man, he's got moves.
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manning's favorite receiver warmed up last night with these. >> yeah. >> yes. maybe there's a message here from o'dell beckham jr. beckham says he was raising money for cancer research with the gaudy cleats worn last sunday in honor of craig sager, saying the nfl is a grinch for fining him. >> the shoes are ugly, but they are interesting. >> they say something. >> he's not boring. i don't want to be bored. >> okay. >> all right. thank you for entertaining me, sir. >> entertain on the field. >> right. no. because a girl like me, i want to see cute shoes. >> cute shoes. >> that's what it's all about. >> cute. frantic moments inside a burning home. >> a police officer rushes into a house to help residents escape a fire, some unable to move. the daunting task he faced before firefighters reached the scene. the world of crafts, got the best of the best in home made items competing in a spot in a ground breaking consumer experience. the big plans etsy has next. find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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can't walk. >> i'll get you out. >> dramatic footage of a michigan sheriff deputy rescuing a family of three that erupted in their home. one of the residents was hospitalized due to burns and smoke inhalation.
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the camera captured him approaching the home and getting the residents out before firefighters arrived and put out the fire, he also helped a neighbor to safety. >> really gives you a sense of the heroics involved there. and to new york city now where a four alarm fire on the city's west side sent flames shooting into the night sky. 24 people were hurt, two of them critically. witnesses say a 7-year-old girl went into cardiac arrest but was revived and is expected to make a full recovery. a major medical headline this morning. a new vaccine is said to be 100% effective against ebola. viruses responsible for more than 10,000 deaths in africa three years ago. the vaccine has not yet been approved, but 300,000 doses have been stockpiled just in case there is a new outbreak. to a consumer alert this morning after the deaths of three children killed in accidents involving ikea furniture. >> ikea has just agreed to pay millions to their families. linzie janis has details on the
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settlement and the simple kit that might protect your family. >> he was an amazing little boy. he was the light of our lives. >> reporter: jackie's son was tragically killed when an ikea dresser like this one fell on him. he was not alone. three families sued ikea, and their lawyers say a $50 million settlement has been reached. >> these were completely preventable accidents. had ikea made the furniture stable and safe like other manufacturers, none of the kids would have suffered the terrible deaths they did. >> reporter: the tentative settlement comes just six months after 29 million dressers were recalled due to tipping hazards. under the recall, customers could return some models or get anchors to secure dressers to the wall. a reminder that the government recommends securing all top heavy furniture, regardless of brand. every 24 minutes in the u.s., a child goes to the emergency room
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because of a tip over incident. ikea says that settlement has not yet been approved by the court, so it won't comment at this time. but those families say they are glad to have the legal action behind them. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to linzie there. coming up in the next half hour, e-cigaretting igniting, this time on a city bus. we talk to doctors concerned with the increase in fires involving those devices. but first, on a much lighter note, we go to what's been called the super bowl of crafting. the etsy open call competition is attracting entrepreneurs from all across the country, but can they truly make it big? you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ santa claus is coming to town santa claus is coming to town ♪ all right, all you procrastinators, looking at you kendis, two shopping days left until christmas, so we wanted to take a look at what's been called the super bowl of crafting. >> abc's rebecca jarvis followed do-it-yourself entrepreneurs turning up to the pressure-filled opportunity of a lifetime. >> reporter: tis the season for holiday shopping, so where can you get everything from a unicorn horn to homemade jewelry? etsy has you covered with an annual holiday handmade cavalcade market in the heart of new york city catering to those looking for a unique and locally crafted present. earlier this year, we were there as top etsy sellers had a chance to take their businesses to the next level. >> hey, guys, sandra here. >> reporter: meet 16-year-old sandra cunningham, a tenth grader by day, but after school and on weekends, a budding beauty entrepreneur. >> all for sale.
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>> reporter: a contract with one of these megastores can take it even further. these diy business owners are selling everything from cheese boards to kids' costumes. we caught up with amy from whole foods in patrick from paper source to find out what they'll be looking for. what does it take for companies that are on etsy to get in a store like whole foods? >> we see products every day, so it helps to get to know everyone's story. >> what's been great here is virtually everyone i met here is representing some product that is unique, handmade, artists. >> reporter: prices start at $8, the youngest here, by far, has been itching all morning. it's time to cue the shark tank morning for sandra. next at bat, whole foods. >> how did you come up with recipes?
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>> from my dad when i was 9. i love lip balm. i wanted to buy lip balm. he said no, why don't you just make your own. seven years later, it's turned into this. >> reporter: back at the open call, the judges are ready to deliver, after hours of pitches. >> this person is demonstrating an amazing ability at a very young age to go after her dream and inspire girls to feel comfortable in their own skin, so we are so excited to be carrying zandra -- >> dad, how are you feeling right now and a mom, how are you feeling right now? >> i wanted to -- i'm, like, over the moon excited for her. >> it is fantastic. >> all the hard work, resiliency, all pays off. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm rebecca jarvis in brooklyn. >> i love it. 16-year-old.
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all right, it's time for the mix. >> yes. >> we're going to start with a really heart warming story, perfect for the holidays. it's a photo that's going viral of a 3-year-old boy. his name is michael brown. michael brown was with his third foster family. he spent 832 days in foster care when he learned his foster family was adopting him. that is his reaction. so happy. his mom says, his new mom says, he waking up in the morning and tells mom, i'm so happy. people can't get enough of the story. he's been with the family since he was just 18 months old and now he has a forever home. >> it took a while to take him home, though. >> he was going to reunite with his biological mother, but that fell through, and so she stepped up. >> happy for him. in maryland, there's an ugly sweater contest at an office there, financial office, and
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this woman, mya moore, posted hers, you'd think, with all the garland that's covering all of her including the hat, that she would have won. put it together, took her four hours. she came in second place. >> i say hers is the ugliest. how can it be uglier? >> the internet floored by this. she was robbed. and here they are, the carollers. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ business news from tokyo, stocks, couple shows ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake ask you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and dance ♪
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this morning on "worlds news now," rushing home to the holidays with millions taking to the roads and skies today, danger weather could be in the way. why you should expect delays even if it's clear where you are right now. president-elect trump taking to twitter for more surprise announcements, this time on how he intends to increase america's nuclear arsenal, plus, how he's putting pressure on u.s. diplomats over middle eastern policy. new this half hour, the growing danger of exploding batteries. >> that incident of a man scolded for using an e-cigarette right before it blew up prompted new concerns as travelers are packing them for the road. what you need to know about the devices. catch a tiger without a shirt. the internet post from woods that has us getting in the spirit, and others scratching our heads.
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or beards. the very sweet reason behind tiger claus. that's a thing on this friday, december 23rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we should explain that the image will make all of that make sense. >> the image will make it all make sense. >> tiger claus is the best tease ever. >> we'll get to that in the skinny, but people are on the move this weekend. we're going to start with the busiest travel days of the year. about 100 million americans are traveling this weekend hitting the roads, the rails, and airports. the big concern, though, those two major storm systems. one there on the radar heading into the midwest. the other hitting the west coast expected to have a ripple effect across the country. >> driving could be dangerous. one person was badly injured crashing into a snowplow in new york state, and in san diego, this driver had to be rescued. we'll show that car in a moment.
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it was flooded, and he needed to be rescued from the vehicle. >> oh, wow. more than 400 flights expected to be cancelled or delay today at lax, an airport struggling to recover from two days of gridlock. abc's david kerley with the latest. >> reporter: holiday travel on one of the busiest days of the year delayed. in two coastal cities and some in between. >> the flight was delayed and delayed and delayed. >> reporter: more than an hour delay in newark and los angeles and phoenix and las vegas as well. the lax delay, the faa says, airport runway and taxi way construction is to blame with rain contributing. >> it's been a pain. >> reporter: all during two of the busiest travel days of the year, and a record-setting holiday travel season. we are on the 27th floor of skyscraper in downtown chicago, and this is united's command center looking at the weather, international flights, domestic
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flights, everyone tracked on a board, and green up there is good. heavy volume and potential weather -- >> we'll have dallas take a look at it. >> reporter: keeping the airline operating centers on their toes. >> this room is here tasked with putting pieces of the puzzle back together to minimize customer impact ultimately. >> reporter: the concern is weather in the midwest. there is forecasted snow in chicago. the question is, will it be heavy enough to affect operations? david kerley, reagan international airport. parts of the desert southwest was hit with an inch of rain, causing some street flooding. this was the afternoon commute in phoenix. it was quite a mess. >> with more on the forecast, joined by justin povick, good morning. >> kendis, mara, thanks, good morning to you. we're tracking multiple storms, two storms, the first of which bringing rain to the central plains and snow to the northern tier of states towards the twin cities more so slippery travel towards i-35 and 94. dry air follows, but only for a short amount of time because we
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have storm number two now impacting the southwest with heavy rain towards l.a. and mountain snow on interstate 80 measuring in feet way up there at 7,000 feet. poor traveling conditions again today along the west coast and poor travel in the upper midwest. next storm eventually turns into a raging blizzard over the plain states over the weekend. kendis, mara, back to you. >> thank you, justin. moving on from the cold weather to talk of cold war. president-elect donald trump is raising questions and fears with a tweet about nuclear weapons. trump's post said the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. appearing to conflict with u.s. policy. the comment came hours after putin called for boosting his country's nuclear capacity. trump's spokesman said the president-elect was referring to the threat of nuclear proliferation among terrorists
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groups and rogue regimes. trump fired off another controversial tweet calling for a u.n. security council resolution to be vetoed, weighing in before any official response from the current white house ad administration. egypt later pulled the resolution calling for israel to immediately stop building settlements in palestinian territory. officials reefed out to trump to stop it, and obama administration is not saying how the u.s. would have voted. ings. the suspect in a berlin manhunt has been killed. >> officials say the 24-year-old was most likely the man behind the wheel of that truck that drove into a christmas market in berlin this week killing 12. italian news agency was the first to report the news this
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had morning that he was killed in a 3:00 a.m. shoot-out during a routine police check. amry pulled out a gun from his backpack after being asked to show his i.d. and a police officer was injured. >> the italian officials are saying that he fired at that police officer immediately after he was asked about his i.d. amri was known not only to german and other european agencies, but also to the u.s. last november, he was put on the no-fly list here. >> italian officials hold ago press conference moments ago explaining how everything went down saying a police officer stopped omri during a routine check. the officer is injured. he is recovering. they are nonlife threatening injuries. they have spoken to him anden congratulated him for his good police work. that officer fired back and did him omri killing him. we're seeing hire the images of some os those injured in that
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attack. richard ramirez and russell schultz widmore, they are both recovering from that attack. italian officials pointing out in in milan overfight, no one else was injured. it was very early in the morning. >> morning on this throughout the morning and matt gutman will be in berlin with the latest on gma. in the meantime, there are five arrest in australia. all of them became self-radicalized, but all of them were inspired we isis. they were allegedly planning to attack public sites with explosives and other weapons. police say the arrests have ended that threat. back in this country, we have breaking news from arkansas where a suspect has been arrested in the road rage death of a little boy in little rock, 3-year-old akin king was killed last saturday while riding in the back seattle of his
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grandmother's car. there's been an intense manhunt for the shooter since then. the suspect has been identified as 33-year-old gary holmes. he's charged right now with capital murder. police make a dangerous discovery during a domestic disturbance call in florida. they were called after the suspect argued with his parents. his mother asked deputies to check out suspicious fumes in the home. abc's pierre thomas has more. >> reporter: police responded to the home of shariff alkononi after an altercation with his parents. >> why does your room smell like chemicals? >> chemicals? >> reporter: the report of a disturbing chemical smell was just the start. >> do you carry a knife in the pocket like that? >> reporter: within seconds, a fight erupts. authorities are investigating whether the chemicals found are explosives. >> you look around the world, see what happened in germany, we are treating this -- this guy could have been a potential terrorist. >> reporter: sources say he has a criminal record may have mental health issues, but he
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allegedly said things to his mother suggesting he was at least thinking about isis. >> mom made statements to detectives that when he gets mad, he says things to her, like, i'm a terrorist, i'm going to isis. >> reporter: while no terror ties have been found, authorities say the suspect had, quote, the potential to do bad things. abc news, washington. police are searching for two suspects involved in the terrifying kidnapping of a lyft driver in florida. the driver was held hostage for 11 hours, and forced to chauffeur captors in a crime spree. the mishap a crook in springfield, ohio, smashes his way into and e-cigarette store to grab the small tv on a table. looks around, sees nothing else worth taking, grabs the tv, and then slips and falls as he tried to get out. >> well, that's probably got to hurt. combination of the broken glass and the wet floor. it's not as if he was not warned.
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the mishap gave the surveillance camera a good look at his face. i have a feeling he's going to have a lot of time practicing his reading skills, you know, somewhere nice and quiet. >> you see the reading skills were lost. >> very wet floor, be careful. i.e., don't pick up a tv and try to run out. >> exactly. all right. well, coming up, why there are a lot of packages disappearing in the windy city. >> police looking for the grinch responsible for the theft of christmas presents, but may have been on the hunt before the seasons changed. >> and what? what? what is up with this guy? is that a slimmed down santa? or yet another sign that -- i don't know who it is. can you guess? >> are we supposed to say? no. it's a tease. we'll leave that hanging there. >> it's like a hanging chad. in "the skinny." "world news now" weather brought to you by life alert.
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photography from minnesota. take a look at this. a wall of sea smoke created after temperatures well below 0 collided with much warmer water from lake superior. fog is created when there's an inverse of temperatures with the air being colder than the water. really cool. >> yeah, it is. >> looks like specific effects. turning now to an incident caught on camera by a city bus. >> we reported on the danger of lithium batteries ignited, and this case raises questions once again. here is abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: this man trying to use his e-cigarette on a fresno bus gets a scolding. >> hey, you can't vape on the bus, man. >> reporter: when he puts it in his pocket, a scorching. it reportedly happens again in england. sparks and fire shooting from in guy's pants, here in a purse in new jersey, and in florida, a caller to 911 says an exploding e-cig torched this car. >> a cigarette blew up while smoking it, i guess. >> reporter: according to the
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u.s. fire administration, problems start with short circuits in high powers lithium batteries. investigators are trying to find out what caused fires in others like hover boards and mobile phones. at the university of colorado burn center, dr. ann wagner saw 14 e-cigarette injuries this year and worries about the potential danger. >> how bad can injuries get? >> extremely bad. i mean, they can end up with loss of life, so that's about as bad as it can get. >> reporter: the e-cigarette industry maintains risk of explosion is low, but recommends using the right charger for the right battery and says never carry a battery in pockets where keys or coins can trigger something like this. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> dangerous video there. police in chicago, in the meantime, hunting for a a true grinch on the north side who is swiping packages from the front porches since september. they released new video for
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hopes he's arrested soon. opening the packages, grabbing the contents, and heading off, the act taking just a few seconds. this is one case of 13 instance reported to the chicago police this month. they think the same guy is responsible. well, coming up, the shirtless santa. >> grinch to santa claus. >> shirtless. >> a-lister pulling the plug on a new year's eve concert. that's in the skinny coming up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ looks like christmas is coming early. >> yes. >> a photo out there of mac daddy santa. you may not recognize him with the disguise on. why don't we just give it away. tiger woods posted a photo online, on twitter, of himself with the fake goatee and hat and glasses and all that, but the shirtlessness gets people's attention. >> yeah. this is something he does, i guess, every year. >> apparently so. this is news to me. >> apparently a tradition for him. tiger's been coming back lately. he's getting into shape. you think he's looking all right? >> looks great. this is not your typical dad body. quite fit there. >> yes. trying to make a comeback.
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>> this is his tradition. i had my own christmas tradition. >> are you shirtless? >> no. >> dang it. >> not quite. >> but it is a ticket to the gun show. >> it is a ticket to the gun show. >> complete with lights. >> wrap in lights. >> i love it. >> this was done several years ago. classic. only problem is after they wrapped me up in the lights, they leave, and i'm trapped. >> yes. russell wilson is also playing santa claus. he's giving pretty extravagant gifts to the team members playing oprah. giving two first class tickets to anywhere in the world to everyone in the seahawks' organization. >> yes. >> every player, coach, trainer, and equipment staff member. i cannot begin to think what it cost. >> most importantly, the offensive linemen. take a look. >> amazing. >> i love the humble brag of it, mentioning it on snapchat. >> oh, yeah.
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>> like, i'm such a good person. this is what i'm doing for the team. >> he showed samsung tvs there. >> tvs as well. >> i wonder what she gets in the stocking. hopefully something sparkly. drake and j. lo. >> you know the rumor has been -- >> i love this pairing. >> i do too. that they are an item. they were spotted at dinner having a private dinner together. now the latest clue that something might be going on is j. lo cancelled our new year's eve performance in miami that was scheduled to be with drake in vegas, this is according to the new york post. >> they were supposed to talk about music, but new year's, they say you spend it with one you love and have a kiss at midnight. you know who else is going to be in vegas with them? >> who? >> me. i just found out j. lo is
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joining us. >> wow. what are you going to do? >> see them perform on new year's eve. >> get out of here. >> absolutely because that's how i roll. >> oh. it's going on to be lit. all right. you learn something new every day. something much more tame now. >> all of me. >> "all of me" it's a beautiful song that has been played at many, many, many weddings. as you know, all of me -- >> loves all of you. >> it's sappy, it's wonderful. >> come on, it's perfect. anyway, it's hit a billion views on twitter there. you put it on repeat over and over and over again. >> so the other song, of course, that joins the list, you had gangham style. >> of course. >> the most viewed video on youtube.
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but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. well, as we approach christmas and hanukkah, we look back at the headlines for the week. >> terrorism overseas, a mass explosion, and donald trump is going over the top. here now, a friday rewind. >> one of the most frustrating you encounter in your career is involving children. if anyone has information in the case, come forward. >> the branchs caught them. >> it happened in 2005 in the same market. another firework went off in 2006 and 2007, and a lot of the markets was burned. >> just having fun with my friends, and the markets were starting to close, and at first we heard glass breaking. we started seeing people with blood on their faces, and there were people fainting and sitting
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on the floor, and, yeah, we knew something was wrong. we tried to ask people, but nobody knew. >> he shot again from close range on the body of ambassador. looked like a movie. >> i think the major implication is that it will hopefully put the fear of god a little bit in the powers. the spillover from syria has become a global problem. >> inside the kremlin, there's glee over the turmoil in america, but they are now bracing for some kind of retaliation from president obama. >> i think it's important that congress takes a very open approach to looking at what happened, how it evolved, what
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was russia's motives. >> when the election happened, i couldn't help but think of the girls that were 18. i completely understand when people say just shut up and act, but, for me, there are times when i feel a real need to speak to those girls. >> we get to do what we love every day, so in by doing that and being able to meet a little kid, give him a jersey, his mom with us, that brightens his day, brightens christmas, that never gets old for us. >> that was a great moment on the ice there with the washington capitals. well, might not know this, but christmas is on december 25th. >> oh, thanks for the reminder. >> then there's boxing day on december 26. >> good to know, thanks. >> what is boxing day? >> we're still waiting. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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>> that's it for "america this morning." making news in america this this morning, breaking news, the main suspect in the berlin truck attack has been killed. but he was not found in germany. authorities speaking just just moments ago saying the man was anis amri without a shadow of a doubt. the breaking details straight ahead. plus, donald trump tweeting about american nuclear weapons and triggering concerns about a nuclear arms race with vladimir putin's russia. trump aides scrambling to explain what the president-elect meant. are decades of u.s. policy about to be scrapped? we're live in washington. and will weather woes be a part of your holiday travel? it's one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season. the potential for problems and your getaway forecast coming up. and if you're hitting the slopes, let's hope you're not just left hanging around like

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