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zone. with 1:20 left, andy phillips kicks his fourth field goal of the night, a 27-yarder, utah beats indiana, 26-24, the utes have won 14 of their last 15 bowl games. >> prepared last the last few weeks. i had to go out there bike jordan did in '97. just leave it all out there. >> feels good to be back in the city i was born in. i'm excited to be back. i have family out here, be out here with my family. i should be able to win this with these guys, it's beyond words. >> with a chance to claim the afc west title and a first-round bye, the raiders are hoping matt mcgloin will lead them to victory on sunday. he's looking forward to taking on the broncos. >> this is the position you want to be in. this is why you spend so much time, you know, trying to master your craft and why you put so much time in the weight room, the film room and practices, for
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games like this, for moments like this. >> this abc7 sports report has been brought to my name is eddie metcalf. i enjoworking in my yard and you know, i can't. i can't do that any more,'cuz i'm missing most of my lung. they did a cat scan of my kidneys, no more kidney stones.
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murder investigation involving the amazon echo. complicated relationship of debbie reynolds and elizabeth taylor, best friends who married the same man. you'll hear what reynolds had to say about it on "the view." you're watching "world news now." kwlgts " " kwlgts " " now." vitamin enriched to revive skin and fight 7 signs of aging your old school dance moves might show your age, your skin never will olay. ageless.
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authorities say the break was likely caused by a driver knocking the top off of a hydrant. crews responded quickly, though, and cut off water and then reset that hydrant. the brother of john bennet ramsey is suing cbs and others for $750 million. burke ramsey says a multi-part series that aired on the network last september falsely accuses him of murdering his younger sister. >> ramsey was 9 when the 6-year-old was found strangled in the home in colorado. the case has captivated the country for 20 years now remains unsolved. demands for information from a murder suspect, and police say the smart speaker's audio recordings could help in the investigation. >> but the retailer is refusing and that's now fueling a debate over privacy concerns that go far beyond this case. >> reporter: from the moment you wake up -- >> alexa, what's on the calendar today. >> reporter: until you go to bed. >> lights off.
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>> reporter: the amazon echo delivering music, news, weather, and more. police in bentonville, arkansas say it could help prove their case against this man, james baits, accused of killing his co-worker victor collins found dead in his hot tub after a night of partying. when owners talked to alexa, it records the conversation. the question is, was it recording that night? the case brings new legal questions about high-tech devices that are always on. >> as much as we love the convenience, i think customers are legitimately concerned about their privacy rights. >> reporter: bates pleaded not guilty and they say mining his data is an invasion of privacy. >> amazon will not release data without a legal demand and, quote, objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands. so far amazon has turned over
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some account information to the authorities but not electronic data from the echo. the case is set to go to trial next year. mar ka schiavocampo abc news, new york. all right. coming up next, we go into the abc news vault for a revealing interview with debbie reynolds. >> how she and her best friend, elizabeth taylor, married the same man. you're watching" world news now". >> reporter: "
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i think your conduct is the worst i've ever seen. >> would it interest i'm not the mother? >> denying your own child. that to me is the worst of all. >> hollywood's "it" couple in a bundle of joy, 1956 comedy, was the only movie they made together, but off screen, they had their own real life soap opera. >> yeah. it was more dramatic than the on-screen action between the two of them. fisher dumped reynolds to marry her best friend at the time,
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elizabeth taylor, and reynolds talked about it several years later a few years ago on "the view." >> you were married to eddie fisher, and elizabeth taylor was married to mike todd, the great what do you call him? >> singer? >> yeah. and then mike todd died in a plane crash, and debbie's husband elizabeth -- i mean, eddie fisher took up with elizabeth and dumped poor debbie and married elizabeth. so now take it from there. >> these things happen. best friends should stick together. >> you were best friends with elizabeth, right? >> well, elizabeth and i went to schools together at mgm studios. i was 17. she was 17. and then through the years, i met eddy fisher and married
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eddie fisher. we were young and fell in love, and he was really cute. he was very cute. >> he was cute. >> and, anyway, he saw elizabeth, after he married me, and he thought she was really cute. >> yes. >> well, you can't make a man leave a woman unless he wants to go. >> don't i tell ya. i'm telling you. >> it was up to eddie where he wanted to go or it's up to every man where he wants to be. >> you spoke to her two weeks before she passed. >> she's been very sick. we're all happy she's in a better place. she was so ill. she loved life. elizabeth loved life and i know because she took part of mine, and -- >> debbie -- >> i'm completely over it. >> interesting stuff. >> no, no, no, i just, you know, you have to forget. you have to forgive it. it doesn't mean you forget it.
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>> her show is so good. you must catch it. >> you have to see her on the stage. >> best impressurist. >> they took one leg off i said the hell with it. >> you know what -- >> if you want to do katharine hepburn, i can do that, too. whatever you want. >> you must stay. >> she's one of the people that just controls the whole room because she is just so charming and engaging, you want to hang on every word she says. >> such a performer. there are many interesting aspects to her life, she got this when she was doing singing in the rain when she was 19 and of course carrie fisher at 19 years old when she got her start in "star wars." they have so much in common the two of them. >> we were listening to carrie fisher and what a great sense of humor she says.
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clearly she got that from her mother. >> if any woman steals my husband, i would be a lot less forgiving than she was, elizabeth taylor. f taylor. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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♪ time now for "the mix," and we start off with -- >> stress. >> the best places to spend new year's eve. >> yes. it's stressful. where do you spend new year's eve? >> do you have a hard time with this? >> yes. >> do you know where you're spending new year's eve yet. >> no. trying to figure it out. that's a whole another matter. >> you have plenty of time. you're fine. number one? >> best place, aruba? baja ma in? oh, in the u.s. >> orlando, florida. >> why? >> best place overall for new year's eve. >> why do we say this? >> by wild hub, comparing 20 cities on 20 indicators, and they say your best bet for new year's is orlando, florida. i have spent new year's in orlando. >> based on a number of factors. durham --
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>> you didn't want to hear about my trip to orlando? >> no, go ahead. >> durham, north carolina, this i want to hear. >> because it's the lowest in price for tickets, but orlando, overall? >> yes. orlando, overall. they also have the whole disney thing. they have fireworks behind the castle. >> yeah. >> it's a whole big thing. i'm not just saying that because they are our parent company, even though they are, and we should remine you of that. but i've done orlando before, and it's fun. guess what the worst is? >> what's the worst? >> las vegas. >> that does not surprise me at all. expensive. hard to get in. >> most expensive? new york city. not a huge surprise there. >> understand. go to times square, i hear it's not popular during that time of year. >> lots of elbow room. another new york story. this was popular yesterday, this video that was posted on the twitters. this kid was walking a crosswalk in new york, and a young lady
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there, like, oh, i can take you on, one-on-one basketball. guess who loses? >> oh, no. >> so that's jillian jordan who lost that little one-on-one with the professional basketball she didn't realize he is a professional dwarf basketball player and she actually hurt her ankle. >> looked like she was trying to get around him, but went for that ball. >> obviously, a good sport about it by posting it and was a lot of fun in the end. >> yeah. by the way, we may not have known this, but americans have been suffering a huge injustice. >> oh? >> taco bells all around the world had nacho fries available this whole time except here. >> what? >> great news. they are coming. 2017 is bringing us nacho fries. >> i knew there was a reason i hated 2016. >> uh-huh. >> this is a reason to usher it in. >> what's better than fries? fries covered in cheese, sour
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this morning, twin tragedies, legendary a this morning on "world news now" -- twin tragedies. legendary actress debbie reynolds, the mother of the late carrie fisher has died just one day after her daughter did. we'll take a look at their relationship and the bond as well as the reactions still pouring in. president-elect donald trump speaking out during several appearances at his florida estate. one with boxing promoter don king by his side. what trump is saying about bringing jobs to america and how he thinks the transition is going. and new this half hour, the survival story at sea. a group of teenagers cling to their overturned boat trying to get help. hear how they managed to finally get a rescue. quick thinking. an effort to keep betty white safe after a series of celebrity passings.
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some tongue-in-cheek steps to ensure the former "golden girl" isn't in any danger. this unbelievable story in "the skinny" on this thursday, december 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> that's a weird one. we'll get to that in "the skinny." but, of course, it comes after the horrible news that we've had in the last 24-plus hours. you have actress debbie reynolds who passed away just a day after her daughter, carrie fisher. >> reynolds' son todd said she wanted to be with carrie and just like that she was gone. she was 84, best known for "singing in the rain." abc's byron pitts has more. >> reporter: she was the definition of hollywood glam in the golden age of cinema. her career spanned generations, yielding enduring classics like "singing in the rain."
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♪ died at the age of 84. it's a tragic hollywood ending for the gifted actress with a mile wide smile, passing one day after her beloved daughter, carrie fisher, died of a heart attack. she was rushed to the hospital in serious condition where she suffered a massive stroke, but they were unable to save her. reynolds and her daughter were incredibly close. they lived next door to each other in beverly hills. >> separated by one daunting hill. >> reporter: todd fisher looking for a silver lining telling abc -- >> she said she missed her daughter, wanted to see her again, and i don't think she really meant it quite like that, but within 30 minutes, she went to go see her again. >> reporter: her career spanned nearly six decades, an oscar, emmy and tony-nominated actress. a true triple threat, reynolds
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could sing -- ♪ oh how bright they'll shine ♪ stay up late ♪ stay up late ♪ >> reporter: she quickly catapulted to stardom, starring in "singing in the rain" in 1952 when she was 19. ♪ singing in the rain, just singing in the rain ♪ her portrayal earned her an academy award nomination. >> i'm unsinkle. >> reporter: reynolds powered on working well into her golden years. >> no panty line because no panties. >> reporter: reynolds last message to the fans was a post on facebook. a heart wrenching fans sending well wishes for carrie. i'm grateful for your thoughts and prayers now guiding her to her next stop. love carrie's mother.
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now mother and daughter are together at that next stop, but the music and impact they made on the world will live on. ♪ you made me want you ♪ and all the time you knew it ♪ i guess you always knew it ♪ you made me happy >> oh, man. byron pitts there. i can't wait to see the hbo documentary in light of what's taken place on the unbearable loss for todd fisher who recently described his family as small, but tight knit. >> i can't imagine what he's going through now. celebrities are paying tribute this morning, posting condolences online, and we have abc news entertainment correspondent jason nathanson on the phone with us. good morning to you. thank you for being on again. i can't believe you're on two days in a row to talk about the similar stories. what else do we know at this point from todd fisher about what happened and how his mom fell ill? >> caller: we knew that after carrie fisher had died, debbie
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reynolds was sad, emotional, of course, as you would be who lost a daughter at 60 years old, but that night, she was sharp, doing well, and she did actually sleep -- slept in, he said, and then in the morning, though, he noticed she was sluggish and not quite with it, and then around noon was when, you know, he started to notice things were wrong, and that she had said that that quote about missing her daughter and wanted to see her again, and 30 minutes later, she was gone. apparently, a year and a half ago she had a stroke, and she recovered, but she wasn't in great health. she was kind of fragile. something like this just takes its toll, and, i mean, really just heart breaking and stressful, and she couldn't just cope with it. >> she was taken to the hospital, but doctors told todd there was little they could do. tell us about the bond. we see mother, daughter, granddaughter there, and brother all in that photo there.
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tell us about the bond, though, between carrie and debbie. >> the two of them so close, which a lot of people didn't notice or known from early writings by carrie fisher about how, you know, their relationship was a little rocky. it was typical mother-daughter, famous mother-daughter, but their bond followed in their professional life. we heard, you know, talking about how reynold's shot to fame at age 19. in "singing in the rain." carrie fisher, 19 when she shot to fame, and they, at the end, were close as close could be. they lived next door to each other. there was basically a compound that they shared here in los angeles, and this hbo documentary we'll see really explores that. it premiered at the cann film festival earlier in the year. people have seen it. i've read about it myself. i have not seen it myself, but we get to see that bond, that special connection, and that's what they wanted to show in the documentary. it was just to show the two of them together, which is apparently a magical thing that
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we have not really seen when they are not on, when they are not performing. just the two of them sharing love for each other, and that's what we're going to see in this. >> so many looking forward to seeing that and getting that glimpse behind the curtain, especially under the circumstances. jason, there's a big outpouring from hollywood. of course in reaction to this. are the responses sticking out to you? >> caller: yeah. i think a couple, as we talk about some of the last of the golden age of hollywood, these people that have really, you know, defined the early years of hollywood, so we get quotes from, tweets from joan collins, who said she's truly heartbroken to hear debbie reynolds died. she was a wonderful friend and warm colleague. william shatner said she was the last of hollywood royalty, breaks my heart she's gone, i hope my grieving was done for 2016, echoing the sentiment a lot of us feel right now, and ellen degeneres saying, i can't imagine what the family is going through this week. she sends all her love. >> yes, indeed. a lot of people with those
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emotions, indeed. jason nathanson joining us now from los angeles. jason, thank you. we should point out, coming up later this half hour, more celebrity reaction to reynold's death, and we'll have continuing coverage of her passing throughout the morning on "america this morning" and "good morning america." >> the u.s. and israel are exchanging angry words over settlements in the west bank and jer rhus semi. john kerry and netanyahu spoke out wednesday. benjamin netanyahu is livid that the u.s. abstained from u.s. security vote declaring settlements illegal. kerry said settlements prevent peace in the region. >> if israel goes down one-state path, it will never have true peace with the rest of the arab world, and i can say that with certainty. >> israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. israel's hand has been extended in peace to its neighbors from
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day one. >> donald trump joined the discussion telling reporters israel is being treated unfairly by a lot of different people. he also called to israel to hang on until he takes office. well, the president-elect announced 8,000 jobs are returning to the united states. more than half are courtesy of sprint. no timetable given on when it happens, but speaking at his mansion, trump said transition talks with president obama are going well. well, that came hours after he tweeted, the president was creating inflammatory roadblocks. new details about the brutal murder of a popular yoga teacher and actress in washington, d.c. the man charged with assaulting and strangling trisha mccally said she killed herself after they had sex. officials says johnson had a history of mental illness. johnson was supposed to be wearing a gps tracking device after an arrest earlier this month. there's no record of him showing up to receive that device.
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convicted charleston church shooter dylann roof plans to call no witnesses during the penalty phase of his trial. that begins next week. roof plans to act as his own attorney during this phase, even though he could get the death penalty. he said he intends to make opening and closing statements, but no plans beyond that to present a defense. dramatic rescue of three teenagers off the florida keys after the boat capsized. their 22-foot boat took on water two and a half miles into the ocean off the torch key. the boat capsized. one of the boys managed to save his phone and calmed 911. >> lucky there. a marine deputy spotted the teens perched on the overturned boat. their jackets under the vessel. the boys are from orange county, california, and they were on vacation. the authorities say do stick with your vessel, and those kids learned that. >> reporter: took a minute for the boat to go down, but that one of the boys immediately saw the phone, jumped in the water, and held his hand up out of the water and called 911 while they climbed to the top of the boat.
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smart thinking. the hottest tie of the holiday season is leaving lots of kids disappointed. so what's the deal with hatchamals not hatching? and the celebrity reactions to the death of mother and daughter, incredible outpouring of emotion. that and more ahead in "the skinny." stay with us. flr
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avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. you are looking at a live eagle cam stream from southwest florida. you might remember yesterday we showed you this amazing picture, and we couldn't leave you today without seeing the most riveting footage. >> continuing coverage. >> two bald eagles expected to hatch from this nest any day now.
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>> so the parent, hair yet and m15, i think he needs a better name, are diligently taking turns keeping the eggs warm. the official twitter feed calls this, quote, eggciting times. >> eggciting. >> and that's not changed much since we checked in 24 hours ago. >> yep, yep, yep. they are consistent. i like the consistency. while we are waiting for the eagles to hatch in florida, many kids are still waiting for one of their christmas presents to hatch, but, apparently, they often don't work as promised. >> it was supposed to be the popular toy this year. and that disappoints both the kids and the parents who had to look hard to find them. abc's gloria riviera with the story. >> reporter: it is thee toy to get this year. >> what is that? >> a hatchimal! >> reporter: joy turning to heart break as parents report their children waited hours for electronic eggs to hatch. many never did. >> what do you have?
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>> one that doesn't work. >> mommy, i want it to hatch. >> reporter: hundreds of parents taking to social media, using the #hatchimalfail. dead and a dodo. our's was a fail. christmas fail. so popular they made late night headlines. >> we love it, i can't afford it, just smash it with a hammer. >> reporter: listed on ebay for $25,000, getting one under the tree required drastic measures. >> we camped out all night, through the snow. >> reporter: now so many of those coveted christmas gifts considered duds. spinmaster, the company making these, saying it's 100% committed to bringing hatchable hatchimals to all of our consumers. adding insult to injuries, parented spent hours on hold with customer service. spin master promised to add more reps and extend hours.
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gloria rivera abc news, washington. >> how horrible is that? kids are learning another lesson, patience. exactly. when we come back, how celebrities are reacting on this week of too many celebrity passings. >> "the skinny" is next.
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of course, sad news, but we have to start "the skinny" off this morning with the passing of debbie reynolds, a day after her daughter, carrie fisher, two icons of hollywood gone too soon. reynolds at the age of 84. >> todd fisher, her son, said his mother was under a lot of stress since the death of his sister and suffered a stroke. according to todd, she said she missed her daughter and wanted to be with her. reaction, though, in the meantime from the celebrities. twitter was quick. >> dear debbie reynolds, i totally get it. hug her so tight for all of us. >> another said in part, rip doesn't sound right for her or carrie. i hope they're somewhere having fun. >> and miley cyrus added, quote, this sad news makes me want to hug my mamma and never let go. >> todd fisher told our producers they loved a party, so
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at some point they plan to have a celebration of life for them. >> wherever they are, they believe carrie and debbie are partying now together. >> i can imagine. a canadian star wars fan selfie with carrie fisher has gone viral. >> it was taken last year during the premier red carpal tunnel. he says when he asked to take a selfie with her, fisher replied, only if you promise to tell everyone we're dating. >> that's now his profile picture. he's never felt this badly about any other celebrity. this hurts, he wrote. many people reeling this morning from just the list of recent celebrity deaths. singer chaka kahn is one of them and she reacted with a series of tweets that went completely viral this morning. >> very tongue and cheek. >> here entertainers wrap themselves up in bubble wrap until 2016 is over. >> only a couple more days to go. in another she shows a child waving a white flag in surrender and agrees with the picture of grim reaper of time magazine's
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person of the year. sort of feels that way indeed. >> it does. that's why there's a go fund me campaign to, quote, protect betty white from 2016. the actress is 94. the south carolina man says if she agrees, he will use the money to fly to wherever she is and keep her safe until new year's day. >> more than $5,000 already. betty white's rep says she's doing well and on vacation and plans to live to at least 100. the tongue-in-cheek campaign raised nearly $6,000 for community theater. >> so not actually for the plane ticket -- >> to protect her, but the sentiments are all there in the meantime. there's huge celebrity news, the romance between j lochlt and drake is all by confirmed. they posted a photo of them cuddling on the sofa. so much for the just working on an album together line. earlier this months the rapper
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but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ some put it this way. this week's jets-patriots game was close until kickoff. it was lacking drama. new england scored whenever and however it wanted running up 41-3 score. >> ouch. turns out there was drama in the stands. our boston station has that story. >> he's a lieutenant, but i got a couple years on him. >> reporter: now back on the job as paramedics, jimmy crocker and john toumey were ordinary fans at last saturday's patriots' game. >> got up from the seats, went in and settled in and next thing we know we got called into
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action. >> reporter: rows in front of them, a middle-aged man slumped over in the seat, and by the time they got to him, they realized he was having a heart attack. >> we picked him out of the chair on to the floor and determined he was pulseless, we started cpr. >> reporter: without medical equipment, they had only their training and their bare hands. crocker started chest compressions and when someone brought a defibrillator like this one, he used it to shock the man's heart. >> apply pads to patient's chest. >> reporter: using the clock on the score board to time the steps. >> anybody who has gone through a cpr class, you do things in two-minute cycles. >> train your whole career so it kicks in, and you don't think about it. >> reporter: wearing trash bags because of the rain, they did not look very much like professional lifesavers, but the skills did the trick. the man's heart started beating again. the chances of surviving a heart attack outside a hospital are just one in ten. >> so for someone to survive going into cardiac arrest outside the hospital in the middle of a stadium, it's
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unbelievable. >> reporter: by halftime, the man was in stable condition at a hospital. a few days later he was released. but crocker and tuomey never got a chance to ask his name. >> that's fine. we know he's alive, and that's all we can hope for. >> reporter: this two-man team scored the biggest game in history without taking the field. >> wow. they say, estimated ten minutes before the on duty ems crew showed up, so a lot of people very thankful this morning that those paramedics happened to be there. >> so great that the game kept going and there were no pauses for, you know, timeouts or anything to keep looking at the clock. >> that was a big concern. >> yeah. that was a big concern. >> very cool they were able to use the score board clock like that. quick thinking. >> the jets, well, they could use a little reviving. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here's some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now". heart breaking news from hollywood. debbie reynolds has died, suffering a stroke just a day after her daughter's death, carrie fisher. she was an actress, dancer, and singer. we have a full report coming up. the president-elect announces thousands of jobs are coming back to the united states speaking at his florida estate, he said the 8,000 jobs reflect spirit and hope. 5,000 coming from sprint. the man convicted of killing nine black parishioners in south carolina says he'll call in no witnesses during the penalty phase of his trial. dylann roof is acting as his own attorney in this phase, which begins next week. scene from the west coast, a
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geyser causing a water main break caused by a water main break created a brief traffic nightmare for commuters in los angeles. it flooded roads and sidewalks, but crews were able to quickly shut it off. those are top stories we're following on this thursday, december 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". we do say good morning to you, everyone. we start this half hour with the major development in the u.s.-russia relations, which is expected today. >> sanctions likely announced against russia for interfering with the u.s. elections. officials are also expected to provide more evidence linking russian-backed groups to the hacking. abc's david kerley has more. >> reporter: the sanctions coming after weeks of debate inside the white house on how to retaliate for cyber attacks ahead of the u.s. presidential election, which authorities say came from the russian government. sources telling abc news that tough, new economic sanctions and diplomatic censures
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will be announced along with more explanation explaining why u.s. authorities are so convinced that russia-backed groups were behind the hack. that brief resulted in leaks that embarrassed democratic party leaders and hillary clinton. u.s. intelligence officials now say the cyber attacks were launched in effort to help republican donald trump. trump, himself, has continued to question the intelligence community's unanimous conclusion that russia was responsible. >> you have no idea if it's russia or china or somebody. it could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace. >> reporter: martha rad dits asked president obama about the evidence of russian involvement. >> just to be clear, do you believe vladimir putin himself authorized the hack? >> the intelligence i've seen gives me great confidence in their assessment that the russians carried out this hack. >> reporter: what won't be announced tomorrow are possible covert cyber operations or other actions against the russians. president obama has indicated
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those will be coming at a time and place of america's choosing. the russians are already responding saying that if washington does actually take action, that it will get a response. david kerley, abc news. >> david, thank you. donald trump announced 8,000 jobs are coming back to the u.s. in what he calls a reflection of spirit and hope. the president-elect delivered the news wednesday night from his mar-a-lago estate. there's no timetable on when those jobs will happen, but 5,000, he says, will come via sprint. donald trump touched on the transition hours after president obama -- accusing president obama, that is, of roadblocks. trump said he and the president had a very good talk. the diplomatic battle between the u.s. and israel over settlements in the west bank and jerusalem reaching a peak this morning. secretary of state john kerry and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu traded angry words wednesday. benjamin netanyahu said effectively he's done with the
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obama administration and angry over the u.s. abstaining last week from the vote declaring the settlements illegal. kerry said a two-state solution is still the only path to peace. now to the death of debbie reynolds, passing away at 84, of course a day after her daughter care rye fisher. >> suffering a stroke yesterday, but he son, todd, said the stress of her daughter's death was too stressful. here's more on her legendary career. ♪ the stars >> reporter: debbie reynolds could sing. ♪ oh how bright they'll shine >> reporter: she could dance. ♪ and she could act. >> we decided to have a big wedding, and in two days, my best friend hates me. >> reporter: early on, movie studios recognized her appeal. audiences were impressed by the cute, perky entertainer. ♪ singing in the rain ♪ just singing in the rain >> reporter: who held her own
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with the biggest of stars. ♪ good morning ♪ good morning ♪ it's great to stay up late >> reporter: recording a number of hit records, this one from tammy and the bachelor went gold. ♪ i wish if i knew if he knew what i'm dreaming of ♪ >> reporter: reynolds powered on, working into her golden years on tv. >> no panty line because no panties. >> reporter: and in the movie -- >> you know i don't like to look back. your father always said, never look back, they might be gaining on you. >> reporter: reynold's personal life not as successful. >> don't you think marriage is just the most important thing in the world? >> reporter: three failed marriages, including one to co-star eddie fisher. >> i'm not the mother -- >> reporter: who walked out on her for elizabeth taylor. reynolds tranlically outlived her famous daughter carrie
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fisher. fisher suffered a cardiac arrest on an airplane last week and died tuesday morning. reynolds stayed by her daughter's side until the end and had to be rushed to the hospital the next day. she was 84. abc news, los angeles. >> todd fisher says the family plans a celebration of life for both of them because both ladies loved to party. >> especially together. >> yes, they did. they fought and partied as well. >> many saying they are having a party together wherever it is they are now. >> yes. of course, outpouring of love this morning from celebrities who are shocked and saddened by the double tragedy. >> earlier, we spoke with abc news entertainment correspondent, jason nathanson, and she is sharing todd fisher's account of just how this all played out. >> caller: we knew that after carrie fisher had died, debbie reynolds was sad, emotional, of course as you would be at losing your daughter who is only 60 years old, but apparently that night she was sharp and she was doing well and she did actually sleep -- she slept in, he said, and then in the morning, though,
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he noticed she was sluggish and not quite with it. and then around noon was when, you know, he started this notice things were wrong and she said that fateful quote about that she missed her daughter and wanted to see her again and about 30 minutes later she was gone. apparently a year and a half ago she had a stroke, recovered, but she was not in great health. she was fragile, and this took its toll, just heart breaking and stressful and couldn't cope with it. >> abc news entertainment correspondent jason nathanson joining us earlier. in this half hour, diane sawyer's sit down about her story and life. what the star said about her storied life. live team coverage this morning. tracking a major storm headed to the northeast. >> snow made driving a mess yesterday in the high country of colorado. crashes closed parts of busy interstate 70 in the popular ski
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areas. the storm is now on the move with states in the east bracing for significant snowfall. paul williams has more. good morning, paul. >> good morning, kendis, diane. looking for it to stay chilly in the northwest to boise to billings for thursday, but not just that, look for another blast of cold air for next week. 10-20 degrees below normal for early next week. now in the northeast, a different story, a blizzard story. wind gus of 40 to 45 miles per hour. lake snow and flurries, major travel disruption from pittsburgh to buffalo and maine and two feet of snow. kendis, diane. >> making new year's eve travel a little bit tricky. paul, thank you. president obama designated two new national monuments in effort to protect environmentally sensitive area. utah's bear's ears national monument covers a million acres, and tribes say it's home to countless archaeological sites. the gold bute national monument
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in vegas spans 300,000 acres, close to where ranchers staged a standoff with the government two years ago. now to a giant rooster which looks a lot like a certain president-elect and is in china and it's quite popular. the rooster is outside a mall and features donald trump's hair and gestures apparently. >> the mall mascot is a nod to the upcoming chinese new year, the rooster. >> okay. >> replicas of the statue are available for $57, and some, wait for it, more than 1700 if you want one that's 32 feet tall. >> which we do. >> we kind of do. >> if only we could figure out how to put it in here. >> can we fit a 32-foot rooster in the studio? no. >> that's just the hair part, nothing to do with the rest of the rooster. let's check in, again, speaking on roosters or birds,
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we'll stick with that theme, hatch watch 2016 riveting tv, this is a live stream of two bald eagles that are expecting some little babies to hatch. >> the eagle cam here, thousands of people are logged into this feed from southwest florida at any one time. so the eggs we laid in november, the 22nd and 25th and since then the parents have been taking turns keeping them warm. >> but this could happen any second or could also not happen until after the new year, so we could be here a while. >> we have not left the studio, actually. just been watching this. >> i can't get enough. >> abc news continuing coverage, special report once it hatches. all right. coming up, this morning's new edition of the wnn inbox. you'll laugh. we promise. first, a b.a.s.e. jump that didn't go as planned. the daredevil crashing against
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the face of a rock. his condition we'll tell you coming up. the daredevil crashing against the face of a rock. his condition we'll tell you coming up.
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extreme sports like b.a.s.e. jumping is, of course, the possibility of danger. >> okay. then you have this scene on camelback mountain in phoenix. it was more than a possibility. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: this guy way up there is about to jump off a 300 foot cliff on purpose. >> this is unpleasant to watch. >> reporter: he's got a parachute, and it opened. >> oh, my. >> reporter: but he's in trouble. >> oh, no. oh, god. >> oh, no. >> oh, no. >> reporter: slamming into this rocky canyon near phoenix. offduty firefighter was hiking with his family when it happened. >> we, from a direct location below witnessed him make contact with that wall about 200 feet down from his jump. >> reporter: the 39-year-old man and his companions were b.a.s.e. jumping. the extreme sport done from buildings and spans on bridges.
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the e stands for earth, in this case, a cliff, but compared to skydivers, b.a.s.e. jumpers are closer to the ground with far less time to react. this jumper needed surgery after fracturing his pelvis and shattering his heels. abc news, denver. >> it was actually a dangerous time there. the b.a.s.e. jumper was one of four accidents at phoenix fire department responded to there within a few hours. >> no thank you. >> yep. i'm all right. coming up, debbie reynolds talking about her ups and downs of life. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" co
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debbie reynolds passing away at 84. her star there. hollywood legend debbie reynolds passing away at the age of 84. her star there. makeshift vigil, i guess, for her. >> that's right. of course, debbie reynolds passed away a day after her daughter, carrie fisher, also passed away. many saying that -- at least her son saying, the stress contributed, but speaking to the walk of fame, some fan gathered there for a makeshift because she didn't have a star on the walk of fame, so fans created -- >> they wrote her name in for her. while reynolds gave us happy cheerful movies, her life was
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often difficult. she spoke with diane sawyer on "good morning america." >> coming from a dirt poor family, from unthinkable molly brown to singing in the rain, we believed she was a golden girl next door. >> how did this happen that you can suddenly burst on to the theatrical film scene and now how to dance like that? >> i think i'm just a natural faker. you know, i could fake any step and get away with it. >> 1955, she was a naive, trusting girl scout from el paso with new-found stardom and a life about to become our soap opera. >> i was very victorian, i was raised very victorian and i thought that's been a problem of mine. i really do think that the men are supposed to take over and do the right thing. of course i've been slaughtered a few times with that attitude. >> reporter: slaughtered first
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she said by eddie fisher, four years into their marriage while she was pregnant with their second child, she began an affair with her friend, elizabeth taylor. when he married taylor, it was a big public humiliation. >> marriages never worked for me because i have poor taste in men. >> what do you mean? >> quite obviously, i have none. some people eat wrong foods -- i marry the wrong men. >> if you tried to diagnose the thing that was wrong when you met eddie, what did you not see? what would it be? >> i wouldn't have seen anything. i was 22, and he was darling and sweet, and he forgets this, of course, but he gave me a red thunder bird, you wouldn't be impressed by that? and i was really, really very young girl. he was adorable. that was -- >> he said he was going to marry you? >> on the third date he wanted to marry me. he doesn't remember this, but he gave me a big diamond ring like
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that, you know, and i was just -- just bowled over and fell in love, got married, and it didn't work out, but that often happens. >> you still believe in love? >> i don't know that i believe in certain types of love. i believe in love for your children, your family, the people that love you always look carefully at it. >> would you trust yourself with another husband? >> i don't believe i should do that at 67. i think that i should give the time that i have to the years that i have, which i don't know what that is. i don't know how much time that is, so i want to take each precious moment and enjoy it to the fullest. >> so there is a sentence that says this is a life that what? >> well, this is a life that's been unexpected, beautiful, exciting, and i'm glad i got it. >> it was a long one, indeed, 84 years, a colorful life as well.
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we should add there's a voice changer element to the filter as well. but you guys gave us your reaction to that. one says, please, please keep your day or nighttime show. you're both good at that. hint, hint. >> what are you saying? i don't get it. >> i'm not sure he appreciated our music too much. >> then there was mr. herman who said, you both look ridiculous, lol. >> thanks, herman. >> yeah. >> and, again, quit laughing, diane. >> john stewart 543. >> again from the top -- that's what you just read. >> exactly. >> i was laughing because, hey, you want to sing "rudolph the red nosed reindeer." he said, sure. i started, and he says, rudolph and that was it. he didn't know the rest of the words. >> absolutely.
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i don't know a lot of words. george michael's songs, and we have this after his sad passing this week of which is your favorite george michael's song. on twitter, we can only pick four songs. mine is "kissing a fool." clearly, that's not everybody's favorite song. >> it is not. you don't have great taste. my favorite was "freedom." however, i also kind of missed the ball on this one because i didn't realize that there were two freedoms. >> yep. >> freedom and freedom 90 and 90 is what we meant. >> careless whisper not even close. and others were not close. we could not put on father figure, one more try, last christmas. so many others that he had. >> i love father figure. >> we have been doing the eagle cam all morning longer, and one viewer, john rays, dream come true, more eagle cam. he'd rather watch that. than us. >> so topping off the wnn inbox segment, just in time, thanks for that, john ray, appreciate it. glad you're enjoying the eagle cam rather than our company.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," a family tragedy, legendary actress debbie reynolds passing away only a day after her daughter, carrie fisher. emotional reactions coming in mourning the loss of both women. twin tragedies raising the question, can somebody die of a broken heart? we'll ask an expert here live. the winter wallop working its way into the northeast, the same storm that dropped feet of snow in the west, and now millions are bracing for the same. then punishing russia. the obama administration set to make good on a promise to retaliate for computer hacking during the presidential campaign. and debbie reynold's view about the breakup of the century. >> you love somebody, if you care for somebody, you want them to be well, and not be unhappy. she loved life, and elizabeth
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loved life, and i know because she took part of mine -- >> a reference to elizabeth taylor breaking up her marriage. we'll have more on that talk on "the view" later on this thursday, december 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> easy to see where carrie fisher gets her great sense of humor. >> great to see her there late in life with that personality there and frank talk as you mentioned on "the view." we'll get to that part of the story later. we'll start with the tragedy, the irony, all of that, devastating loss for hollywood, the actress there, debbie reynolds, dying a day after her daughter, carrie. >> reynolds rose to the fame in the 1950s. landing a role at 19 years old in "singing in the rain." she died yesterday at the age of 84. her grief-stricken son todd
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fisher, said she suffered a stroke, adding, quote, she's now with carrie, and we're all heartbroken. we are joined from los angeles with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: more heart ache for the family within nearly 24 hours of carrie fisher's death, debbie reynold's passing. todd telling abc news, quote, the only good thing about is that my mom wanted to be with my sister. this morning, we take a closer look at the hollywood legend's life. ♪ debbie reynolds could sing -- ♪ oh how bright they'll shine she could dance. and she could act. >> decided to have a big wedding, and in two days, my best friend alice hates me. >> reporter: from early on, movie studios recognized her appeal. ♪ audiences were impressed by the cute, perky entertainer. ♪ singing in the rain, just singing in the rain ♪ who held her own with the biggest of stars. ♪ good morning ♪ good morning ♪ it's great to stay up late >> reporter: and recorded a number of hit records.
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this one from tammy and the bachelor went gold. ♪ i wish i knew if he knew what i'm dreaming of ♪ >> reporter: reynolds earned her own oscar nomination in "the unthinkable molly brown." she powered on, working into her golden years on tv. >> look, look, look, no panty line because no panties. >> reporter: and in the movies -- >> you know i don't like to look back. your father always said never look back, they might be gaining on you. >> reporter: her personal life was not so successful. >> don't you think marriage is just the most important thing in the world? >> reporter: there were three failed marriages, including one to her costar. eddie fisher. >> would it interest you to know i'm not the mother. >> reporter: who walked out on her for elizabeth taylor. reynolds tragically outlived her famous daughter, carrie fisher. fisher suffered a cardiac arrest on an airplane last week and
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then died tuesday morning. reynolds stayed by her daughter's side until the end then she had to be rushed to the hospital the next day. she was 84. todd fisher said he's comforted knowing his mother loved taking care of carrie. the nearly inseparable mother and daughter now joined together in death. abc news, los angeles. diane, kendis? >> all right. thank you. many people believe reynolds died of a broken heart saying her son said the stress of his sister's death was too much for his mom. >> we go to the medical unit for a look at science behind it, dan, good morning. is it possible to actually die of a broken heart? >> setting aside debbie's situation for now, because it's hard to tell exactly what role that might have played, but we know that losing a child is about the most stressful event any parent can go through. certainly, there are physiological effects to this emotional stress. you have certain increases of
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high blood pressure. you have other things happening in the body. now, most of the research done so far has to do with chronic, long-term stress and effect that can have on the heart and the cardiovascular system, but one thing is very clear, obviously debby reynolds was affected by her daughter's death and the timing of this is actually quite coincidental. >> it appears she died from a stroke. what physical effects does that have, then? what brings along a stroke like that? >> well, there's different types of stroke. there's a stroke where you have a block of a blood vessel leading to the brain. there's other strokes as well, and one interesting point about debbie's situation is that she does have a history of stroke. we know that when carrie fisher was interviewing with "people" magazine she mentioned last year her mother experienced a stroke, so already we're dealing with someone who has a history of this particular complication.
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could it be that this stress of this event was what kind of triggered that and pushed thing over the edge? it is possible. it's hard to say at this moment, but, certainly, this was a devastating loss. >> the common credo this year is that 2016 needs to go away and that it's taken so many. that being said, if the stress of losing someone can contribute to something like this, how do you manage that stress to try to prevent more tragedy begetting more tragedy? >> well, one thing to mention is that when ever there is a tragic loss like this, if someone experiences something like that, it's not just the immediate physiological effects, but also the way that you react to them. oftentimes when we deal with something this traumatic, we forget to take care of ourselves. there's so many things to deal with and we would be dealing with a situation where we're supposed to take our medications and we forget to or we are supposed to eat or sleep and we forget to do that. all these things have real effects on your health, and if
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you're already ailing from something else or if you're dealing with a lot of other things, this can bring to the forefront certain health problems that might have been unnoticed before. >> 2016 has taken so many people, blaming it on the year itself, but, you know, life expectancy is down, a lot of contributing factors, and the people were fairly young. is there anymore useful lesson we can glean from this other than saying, go away, 2016? >> we've seen dozens and dozens of celebrities this year that lost their lives, and some of them, certainly, it's due to what would be called snatch rale causes. then there's other situations where it's not so natural. if there's any reminder here, is that there are sometimes certain things we can do to prevent -- to improve our health and to prevent certain things from happening. in other cases, there's simply things that are beyond our control and we just need to deal with those things as best we
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can. >> to be honest, debbie reynolds had a long life at 84 years old. carrie's was cut short, but such a life. dan, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> head of our medical unit joining us. coming up later in this half hour, the eye-opening interview reynolds gave on "the view" a few years ago. we'll have continuing coverage of her passing all throughout the morning. do stay with us. let's move on to the morning's other big story. donald trump taking credit for bringing thousands of jobs back to the u.s. >> last night, the president-elect announced sprint and communication company oneweb will add 8,000 jobs to the economy, though, no time line for when that will happen. speaking at his estate, and touched on the transition of power with president obama saying it's going smoothly. that came hours after trump tweeted the president is creating roadblocks. >> the president-elect growing controversy. john kerry and benjamin netanyahu exchanged angry words. over last week's u.n. vote which declared the settlement illegal. the u.s. abstained from the
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vote, a move seen as going against one of america's biggest allies, and benjamin netanyahu suggested he's done dealing with the obama white house. trump told israel to hang on until he's in office. trump also addressed concerns that russia hacked the u.s. election campaign, telling reporters nobody knows what's going on and said he believes we have to get on with our lives. this comes as the white house is expected to reveal its plan to punish russia later today. officials are expected to add more clarity as to why they believe russia is to blame. two u.s. soldiers dead after their apache helicopter went down in galveston bay. coast guard divers searched the waters in hopes of retrieving their bodies. the victims, members of the texas army national guard, on a routine flight, but witnesses say the chopper fell apart before the crash. nine eastern states from west virginia to maine are bracing right now for wintry weather as a storm makes its way across the country. the same storm system brought snow to colorado and dakotas
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yesterday making driving dangerous. accuweather's paul williams has more on the track of the storm. paul? >> good morning, kendis, diane. the big story is cold air and dramatically cooler conditions. high pressure system will drift to the south and just yank all that cold air from the north to the deep south for a cool breeze. really for temperatures, folks in the deep south they are not accustomed to. we could see strong storms and isolated thunderstorms prompting some severe thunderstorm warnings along the gulf coast as well as along the east coast. the other big story, big time snow in the northeast. 12-18 inches of snow on 91, possibly along 90, springfield, worchester as well as west hartford area just shy of boston. we're looking for a low pressure system sits right off the coast, rapid intensification bringing blizzard conditions in maine. kendis, diane? >> paul, thank you. coming up, amazon versus the authorities. we'll tell you about the fight over possible evidence in a
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likely caused by a driver knocking the top off of a hydrant. crews responded quickly, though, and cut off water and then reset that hydrant. the brother of john bennet ramsey is suing cbs and others for $750 million. burke ramsey says a multi-part series that aired on the network last september falsely accuses him of murdering his younger sister. >> ramsey was 9 when the 6-year-old was found strangled in the home in colorado. the case has captivated the country for 20 years now remains unsolved. now to another case, amazon expecting demands for information from a murder suspect. police say the smart speaker's audio recordings could help in the investigation. >> but the retailer is refusing and that's now fueling a debate over privacy concerns that go far beyond this case. abc's mara schiavocampo has more. >> alexa, shut my alarm off. >> reporter: from the moment you wake up -- >> alexa, what's on the calendar today.
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>> reporter: until you go to bed. >> lights off. >> reporter: the amazon echo delivering music, news, weather, and more. police in bentonville, arkansas say it could help prove their case against this man, james baits, accused of killing his co-worker victor collins found dead in his hot tub after a night of partying. when owners talked to alexa, it records the conversation. the question is, was it recording that night? the case brings new legal questions about high-tech devices that are always on. >> as much as we love the convenience, i think customers are legitimately concerned about their privacy rights. >> reporter: bates pleaded not guilty and they say mining his data is an invasion of privacy. >> amazon will not release data without a legal demand and,
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quote, objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands. so far amazon has turned over some account information to the authorities but not electronic data from the echo. the case is set to go to trial next year. mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. all right. coming up next, we go into the abc news vault for a revealing interview with debbie reynolds. >> how she and her best friend, elizabeth taylor, married the same man. you're watching" world news now". >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. i'm a journalist. -i am a singer. a businesswoman. -i am an artist. an educator. -a sister.
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an advocate. -a leader. a queen. -i am a friend. i am... i am one of more than a million people living with hiv in the u.s. we are not alone. i think your conduct is the worst i've ever seen. >> would it interest you to know i'm not the mother? >> denying your own child. that to me is the worst of all. >> hollywood's "it" couple in a bundle of joy, 1956 comedy, was the only movie they made together, but off screen, they had their own real life soap opera. >> yeah. it was more dramatic than the on-screen action between the two of them.
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fisher dumped reynolds to marry her best friend at the time, elizabeth taylor, and reynolds talked about it several years later a few years ago on "the view." >> you were married to eddie fisher, and elizabeth taylor was married to mike todd, the great what do you call him? >> singer? >> yeah. and then mike todd died in a plane crash, and debbie's husband elizabeth -- i mean, eddie fisher took up with elizabeth and dumped poor debbie and married elizabeth. so now take it from there. >> these things happen. best friends should stick together. >> you were best friends with elizabeth, right? >> well, elizabeth and i went to school together at mgm studios. i was 17. she was 17. and then through the years, i met eddie fisher, and married eddie. we were young and fell in love. and he was really cute.
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he was very cute. >> he was cute. >> and, anyway, he saw elizabeth, after he married me, and he thought she was really cute. >> yes. >> well, you can't make a man leave a woman unless he wants to go. >> don't i tell ya. i'm telling you. >> it was up to eddie where he wanted to go or it's up to every man where he wants to be. >> you spoke to her two weeks before she passed. >> she's been very sick. we're all happy she's in a better place. she was so ill. she loved life. elizabeth loved life and i know because she took part of mine, and -- >> debbie -- >> i'm completely over it. >> interesting stuff. >> no, no, no, i just, you know, you have to forget.
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you have to forgive it. it doesn't mean you forget it. >> her show is so good. you must catch it. >> you have to see her on the stage. >> best impressionist. >> never can do it. [ applause ] >> they took one leg off i said the hell with it. >> you know what -- >> if you want to do katharine hepburn, i can do that, too. whatever you want. >> you must stay. >> oh my god. >> she's one of the people that just controls the whole room because she is just so charming and engaging, you want to hang on every word she says. >> such a performer. there are many interesting aspects to her life, she got this when she was doing singing in the rain when she was 19 and of course carrie fisher at 19 years old when she got her start in "star wars." they have so much in common the two of them. >> we were listening to carrie fisher and what a great sense of humor she says. clearly she got that from her mother.
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♪ time now for "the mix," and we start off with -- >> stress. >> the best places to spend new year's eve. >> yes. it's stressful. where do you spend new year's eve? >> do you have a hard time with this? >> yes. >> do you know where you're spending new year's eve yet. >> no. trying to figure it out. that's a whole another matter. >> you have plenty of time. you're fine. number one? >> best place, aruba? ba bajama? oh, in the u.s. >> orlando, florida. >> why? >> best place overall for new year's eve. >> why do we say this? >> by wild hub, comparing 20 cities on 20 indicators, and they say your best bet for new year's is orlando, florida. i have spent new year's in
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orlando. >> based on a number of factors. durham -- >> you didn't want to hear about my trip to orlando? >> no, go ahead. >> durham, north carolina, this i want to hear. >> because it's the lowest in price for tickets, but orlando, overall? >> yes. orlando, overall. they also have the whole disney thing. they have fireworks behind the castle. >> yeah. >> it's a whole big thing. i'm not just saying that because they are our parent company, even though they are, and we should remine you of that. but i've done orlando before, and it's fun. guess what the worst is? >> what's the worst? >> las vegas. >> that does not surprise me at all. expensive. hard to get in. >> most expensive? new york city. not a huge surprise there. >> understand. go to times square, i hear it's not popular during that time of year. >> lots of elbow room. another new york story.
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this was popular yesterday, this video that was posted on the twitters. this kid was walking a crosswalk in new york, and a young lady there, like, oh, i can take you on, one-on-one basketball. guess who loses? >> oh, no. >> so that's jillian jordan who lost that little one-on-one with the professional basketball she didn't realize he is a professional dwarf basketball player and she actually hurt her ankle. >> looked like she was trying to get around him, but went for that ball. >> obviously, a good sport about it by posting it and was a lot of fun in the end. >> yeah. by the way, we may not have known this, but americans have been suffering a huge injustice. >> oh? >> taco bells all around the world had nacho fries available this whole time except here. >> what? >> great news. they are coming. 2017 is bringing us nacho fries. >> i knew there was a reason i hated 2016. >> uh-huh. >> this is a reason to usher it
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this morning, twin now" -- twin tragedies. legendary actress debbie reynolds, the mother of the late carrie fisher has died just one day after her daughter did. we'll take a look at their relationship and the bond as well as the reactions still pouring in. president-elect donald trump speaking out during several appearances at his florida estate. one with boxing promoter don king by his side. what trump is saying about bringing jobs to america and how he thinks the transition is going. and new this half hour, the survival story at sea. a group of teenagers cling to their overturned boat trying to get help.
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hear how they managed to finally get a rescue. quick thinking. an effort to keep betty white safe after a series of celebrity passings. some tongue-in-cheek steps to ensure the former "golden girl" isn't in any danger. this unbelievable story in "the skinny" on this thursday, december 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> that's a weird one. we'll get to that in "the skinny." but, of course, it comes after the horrible news that we've had in the last 24-plus hours. you have actress debbie reynolds who passed away just a day after her daughter, carrie fisher. >> reynolds' son todd said she wanted to be with carrie and just like that she was gone. reynolds was 84, among the last legends of hollywood's golden age. she was best known for "singing in the rain." abc's byron pitts has more. >> reporter: she was the definition of hollywood glam in the golden age of cinema. her career spanned generations, yielding enduring classics like "singing in the rain." ♪
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died at the age of 84. it's a tragic hollywood ending for the gifted actress with a mile wide smile, passing one day after her beloved daughter, carrie fisher, died of a heart attack. she was rushed to the hospital in serious condition where she suffered a massive stroke, but they were unable to save her. reynolds and her daughter were incredibly close. they lived next door to each other in beverly hills. >> separated by one daunting hill. >> reporter: todd fisher looking for a silver lining telling abc -- >> she said she missed her daughter, wanted to see her again, and i don't think she really meant it quite like that, but within 30 minutes, she went to go see her again. >> reporter: her career spanned nearly six decades, an oscar, emmy and tony-nominated actress. a true triple threat, reynolds could sing -- ♪
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oh how bright they'll shine ♪ >> she could dance -- and she could act. >> in two days, my best friend hates me. >> reporter: catching the studio's attention after winning the ms. burbank beauty contest as a teenager in 1948. ♪ good morning ♪ good morning, it's great to stay up late ♪ >> reporter: she quickly catapulted to stardom, starring in "singing in the rain" in 1952 when she was 19. ♪ singing in the rain, just singing in the rain ♪ her portrayal earned her an academy award nomination. >> i'm unsinkle. >> reporter: reynolds powered on working well into her golden years. >> no panty line because no panties. >> reporter: reynolds last message to the fans was a post on facebook.
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a heart wrenching thank you to fans sending well wishes for carrie. i'm grateful for your thoughts and prayers now guiding her to her next stop. love carrie's mother. now mother and daughter are together at that next stop, but the music and impact they made on the world will live on. ♪ you made me want you ♪ and all the time you knew it ♪ i guess you always knew it ♪ you made me happy >> oh, man. byron pitts there. i can't wait to see the hbo documentary in light of what's taken place on the unbearable loss for todd fisher who recently described his family as small, but tight knit. >> i can't imagine what he's going through now. celebrities are paying tribute this morning, posting condolences online, and we have abc news entertainment correspondent jason nathanson on the phone with us. good morning to you. thank you for being on again. i can't believe you're on two days in a row to talk about the similar stories.
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what else do we know at this point from todd fisher about what happened and how his mom fell ill? >> caller: we knew that after carrie fisher had died, debbie reynolds was sad, emotional, of course, as you would be who lost a daughter at 60 years old, but that night, she was sharp, doing well, and she did actually sleep -- slept in, he said, and then in the morning, though, he noticed she was sluggish and not quite with it, and then around noon was when, you know, he started to notice things were wrong, and that she had said that that quote about missing her daughter and wanted to see her again, and 30 minutes later, she was gone. apparently, a year and a half ago she had a stroke, and she recovered, but she wasn't in great health. she was kind of fragile. something like this just takes its toll, and, i mean, really just heart breaking and stressful, and she couldn't just cope with it. >> she was taken to the hospital, but doctors told todd there was little they could do. tell us about the bond. we see mother, daughter, granddaughter there, and brother all in that photo there. tell us about the bond, though,
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between carrie and debbie. >> the two of them so close, which a lot of people didn't notice or known from early writings by carrie fisher about how, you know, their relationship was a little rocky. it was tough being mother and daughter, famous mother and daughter. but their bond followed in their professional life. we heard, you know, talking about how reynold's shot to fame at age 19. in "singing in the rain." carrie fisher, 19 when she shot to fame as princess leia. and at the end, they were close as close could be. they lived next door to each other. there was basically a compound that they shared here in los angeles, and this hbo documentary we'll see really explores that. it premiered at the cann film festival earlier in the year. people have seen it. i've read about it myself.
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i have not seen it myself, but we get to see that bond, that special connection, and that's what they wanted to show in the documentary. it was just to show the two of them together, which is apparently a magical thing that we have not really seen when they are not on, when they are not performing. just the two of them sharing love for each other, and that's what we're going to see in this. >> so many looking forward to seeing that and getting that glimpse behind the curtain, especially under the circumstances. jason, there's a big outpouring from hollywood. of course in reaction to this. are the responses sticking out to you? >> caller: yeah. i think a couple, as we talk about some of the last of the golden age of hollywood, these people that have really, you know, defined the early years of hollywood, so we get quotes from, tweets from joan collins, who said she's truly heartbroken to hear debbie reynolds died. she was a wonderful friend and warm colleague. william shatner said she was the last of hollywood royalty, breaks my heart she's gone, i hope my grieving was done for 2016, echoing the sentiment a lot of us feel right now, and ellen degeneres saying, i can't imagine what the family is going through this week.
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she sends all her love. >> yes, indeed. a lot of people with those emotions, indeed. jason nathanson joining us now from los angeles. jason, thank you. we should point out, coming up later this half hour, more celebrity reaction to reynold's death, and we'll have continuing coverage of her passing throughout the morning on "america this morning" and "good morning america." the u.s. and israel are exchanging angry words over settlements in the west bank and jerusalem. john kerry and netanyahu spoke out wednesday. benjamin netanyahu is livid that the u.s. abstained from u.s. security vote declaring settlements illegal. kerry said settlements prevent peace in the region. >> if israel goes down one-state path, it will never have true peace with the rest of the arab world, and i can say that with certainty. >> israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. israel's hand has been extended in peace to its neighbors from day one. >> donald trump joined the
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discussion telling reporters israel is being treated unfairly by a lot of different people. he also called to israel to hang on until he takes office. well, the president-elect announced 8,000 jobs are returning to the united states. more than half are courtesy of sprint. no timetable given on when it happens, but speaking at his mansion, trump said transition talks with president obama are going well. well, that came hours after he tweeted, the president was creating inflammatory roadblocks. new details about the brutal murder of a popular yoga teacher and actress in washington, d.c. the man charged with assaulting and strangling tricia mccauley said she killed herself after they had sex. officials says johnson had a history of mental illness. johnson was supposed to be wearing a gps tracking device after an arrest earlier this month. there's no record of him showing up to receive that device. convicted charleston church
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shooter dylann roof plans to call no witnesses during the penalty phase of his trial. that phase begins next week. roof plans to act as his own attorney during this phase, even though he could get the death penalty. he said he intends to make opening and closing statements, but no plans beyond that to present a defense. dramatic rescue of three teenagers off the florida keys after the boat capsized. their 22-foot boat took on water two and a half miles into the ocean off the torch key. the boat capsized. one of the boys managed to save his phone and calmed 911. >> lucky there. a marine deputy spotted the teens perched on the overturned boat. their jackets under the vessel. the boys are from orange county, california, and they were on vacation. the authorities say do stick with your vessel, and those kids learned that. >> reporter: took a minute for the boat to go down, but that one of the boys immediately saw the phone, jumped in the water, and held his hand up out of the water and called 911 while they climbed to the top of the boat.
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>> so the parent harriette and m15 -- i think he needs a better name -- are diligently taking turns keeping the eggs warm. the official twitter feed calls this, quote, eggciting times. >> eggciting. >> and that's not changed much since we checked in 24 hours ago. >> yep, yep, yep. they are consistent. i like the consistency. while we are waiting for the eagles to hatch in florida, many kids are still waiting for one of their christmas presents to hatch, but, apparently, they often don't work as promised. >> it was supposed to be the popular toy this year. and that disappoints both the kids and the parents who had to look hard to find them. abc's gloria riviera with the story. >> reporter: it is thee toy to get this year. >> what is that? >> a hatchimal! >> reporter: joy turning to heart break as parents report their children waited hours for electronic eggs to hatch. many never did. >> what do you have? >> one that doesn't work.
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>> mommy, i want it to hatch. >> reporter: hundreds of parents taking to social media, using the #hatchimalfail. dead and a dodo. our's was a fail. christmas fail. so popular they made late night headlines. >> we love it, i can't afford it, just smash it with a hammer. >> reporter: listed on ebay for $25,000, getting one under the tree required drastic measures. >> we camped out all night, through the snow. >> reporter: now so many of those coveted christmas gifts considered duds. spinmaster, the company making these, saying it's 100% committed to bringing hatchable hatchimals to all of our consumers. adding insult to injuries, parented spent hours on hold with customer service. spin master promised to add more reps and extend hours. gloria rivera abc news, washington.
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>> how horrible is that? kids are learning another lesson, patience. exactly. when we come back, how celebrities are reacting on this week of too many celebrity passings. >> "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" pushing the limits. however, i didn't know the impact a brain injury can have. the risk got real for me after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while i was training for
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of course, sad news, but we have to start "the skinny" off this morning with the passing of debbie reynolds, a day after her daughter, carrie fisher, two icons of hollywood gone too soon. reynolds at the age of 84. >> todd fisher, her son, said his mother was under a lot of stress since the death of his sister and suffered a stroke. according to todd, she said she missed her daughter and wanted to be with her. reaction, though, in the meantime from the celebrities. twitter was quick. >> dear debbie reynolds, i totally get it. hug her so tight for all of us. >> another said in part, rip doesn't sound right for her or carrie. i hope they're somewhere having fun. >> and miley cyrus added, quote, this sad news makes me want to hug my mamma and never let go. >> todd fisher told our producers they loved a party, so at some point they plan to have a celebration of life for them.
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>> wherever they are, they believe carrie and debbie are partying now together. >> i can imagine. a canadian star wars fan selfie with carrie fisher has gone viral. >> it was taken last year during the premiere red carpet. he says when he asked to take a selfie with her, fisher replied, only if you promise to tell everyone we're dating. >> that's now his profile picture. he's never felt this badly about any other celebrity. this hurts, he wrote. many people reeling this morning from just the list of recent celebrity deaths. singer chaka kahn is one of them and she reacted with a series of tweets that went completely viral this morning. >> very tongue and cheek. >> here entertainers wrap themselves up in bubble wrap until 2016 is over. >> only a couple more days to go. in another she shows a child waving a white flag in surrender and agrees with the picture of grim reaper of time magazine's
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person of the year. sort of feels that way indeed. >> it does. that's why there's a go fund me campaign to, quote, protect betty white from 2016. the actress is 94. the south carolina man says if she agrees, he will use the money to fly to wherever she is and keep her safe until new year's day. >> more than $5,000 already. betty white's rep says she's doing well and on vacation and plans to live to at least 100. the tongue-in-cheek campaign raised nearly $6,000 for community theater. >> so not actually for the plane ticket -- >> to protect her, but the sentiments are all there in the meantime. there's huge celebrity news, the romance between j lo and drake is all but confirmed. they posted a photo of them cuddling on the sofa. so much for the just working on an album together line.
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but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ some put it this way. this week's jets-patriots game was close until kickoff. it was lacking drama. new england scored whenever and however it wanted running up 41-3 score. >> ouch. turns out there was drama in the stands. our boston station has that story. >> he's a lieutenant, but i got a couple years on him. >> reporter: now back on the job as paramedics, jimmy crocker and john toumey were ordinary fans at last saturday's patriots'
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game. >> got up from the seats, went in and settled in and next thing we know we got called into action. >> reporter: rows in front of them, a middle-aged man slumped over in the seat, and by the time they got to him, they realized he was having a heart attack. >> we picked him out of the chair on to the floor and determined he was pulseless, we started cpr. >> reporter: without medical equipment, they had only their training and their bare hands. crocker started chest compressions and when someone brought a defibrillator like this one, he used it to shock the man's heart. >> apply pads to patient's chest. >> reporter: using the clock on the score board to time the steps. >> anybody who has gone through a cpr class, you do things in two-minute cycles. >> train your whole career so it kicks in, and you don't think about it. >> reporter: wearing trash bags because of the rain, they did not look very much like professional lifesavers, but the skills did the trick. the man's heart started beating again. the chances of surviving a heart
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attack outside a hospital are just one in ten. >> so for someone to survive going into cardiac arrest outside the hospital in the middle of a stadium, it's unbelievable. >> reporter: by halftime, the man was in stable condition at a hospital. a few days later he was released. but crocker and tuomey never got a chance to ask his name. >> that's fine. we know he's alive, and that's all we can hope for. >> reporter: this two-man team scored the biggest game in history without taking the field. >> wow. they say, estimated ten minutes before the on duty ems crew showed up, so a lot of people very thankful this morning that those paramedics happened to be there. >> so great that the game kept going and there were no pauses for, you know, timeouts or anything to keep looking at the clock. >> that was a big concern. >> yeah. that was a big concern. >> very cool they were able to use the score board clock like that. quick thinking. >> the jets, well, they could use a little reviving. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, twin tragedies, debbie reynolds passing away just one day after losing her daughter, carrie fisher. new details from her son about her final moments and the tributes coming in overnight. the president-elect makes an appearance with boxing promoter don king while answering questions on everything from the middle east conflict to the transition of power. a big snowmaker on the move. winter weather advisories and warnings are posted right now as some states could get more than a foot of snow just before the holiday weekend. and see what happens as a burglar smashes his way through a kohl's with a sledgehammer getting away with quite a bit of jewelry. and we do say good morning, ev

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