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jarwin in the flat, rudolph had 300 yards passing and three touchdowns. oklahoma state beats colorado in the alamo bowl. at the birmingham bowl. they went to overtime. quinton flowers keeps the play alive before finding dillon in the end zone. the game cox tried to ants, but on fourth down, they got sacked and loft the ball. south florida pulls the upset. the bulls finish 11-2. this abc 7 sports report has been brought to you by river rock casino, tomorrow stanford takes on north carolina in the sun bowl. >> excellent. thanks, rick. >> all right, abc 7 news continues on online, facebook and twitter with our abc 7 news
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all right, that is our report, we appreciate your time. for rick, and all of us here, thank you for joining us. have a great evening, go hair yot, go, we are awaiting the eagleets to hatch here in florida. >> we will see you tomorrow.
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nobody likes moving, but it was not moving day. instead, it was a wild police chase involving a u-haul truck in the phoenix area. it all started with a possible armed robbery at a convenience store. the vehicle then got on interstate 10 and continued to travel through phoenix making its way through scottsdale, paradise valley. it was really a slow speed chase there. finally, police shot the driver. it was all caught on tape. he's in stable condition, we're told. >> he used the u-haul as a getaway vehicle. police searching for two suspects, but they left without
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taking anything. 20 minutes later, they broke into a liquor store and stole $6,000 worth, and they robbed a moneygram inside a meat market. other frustrations, tempers run high among holiday travelers this time of year. >> but two passengers on a flight caused so much of a disruption that the captain actually turned the flight around and went back. the entire meltdown was caught on camera. alex perez has the story. >> reporter: epic meltdown on tape, causing a flight from minute to los angeles to turn around an hour into the flight. watch as one of the two passengers is tackled after appearing to hit someone in their seat. the officers scrambled to take them down. the fight reportedly erupting when christine kuzman tried to
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use the bathroom right after takeoff and the flight attendant told her to sit down. the captain turning the plane around back to minneapolis. >> we have the authorities called, they should be at the gate when you get there. >> reporter: she and her partner, adam, led off the plane in handcuffs as other passengers cheered. the couple has been charged with disorderly conduct, and they could face up to 90 days in jail, and a $25,000 fine. alex perez, abc news, chicago. abc news, chicago. >> holiday spirit is alive on that flight and all across the country. so, listen, the flight took off at 6:20 in the evening, busy with flights, sitting on the tarmac, they had to go to the bathroom. some flights take forever to put the fasten seatbelt light off. i'm defending them a little bit. >> maybe a few cocktails before they got on the plane? >> exactly.
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tank was a little full. >> not just the airplane's. >> yeah. but they went wrong when they hit people. >> yeah. >> and then some. >> safe to say that. >> exactly. coming up in the next half hour, there's another disturbance. call it brawl of america. this one in a shopping mall in a week full of them. is it social media? and what can the malls do about the violence? but first, the mannequin challenge. you that it it was over. not quite. it's gone to a new level. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues if you're a man over 50, you're in a group most likely to develop skin cancer, including melanoma. that's why your best shot is to check for a spot. follow through and check your skin. go to spotskincancer.org to find out how.
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before they filmed the movie, the marks brother performed comedy in theaters across the country. in fact, many of the movies were first stage shows. >> yeah. in fact, this new book -- >> it's a little thick. >> some light reading here. it chronicles their early years. just imagine if it chronicled all their years. our friend, comedian, barry mitchell, talked to the author. >> you are getting a workout. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: introduce us to the marks brothers. >> grocerucho, fast talking. de facto leader of the group. never said a word on stage, dazzling people with piano playing, fake italian accent. just a straight man, moved on in 1934. >> reporter: robert bader is a marx brother fan and scholar. >> let me congratulate you.
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i'm proud to be your son. >> my boy, you took the words out of my mouth. i'm ashamed to be your father. >> reporter: robert spent a decade retracing the brothers' stage career before they were movie stars. >> one classic form was an eight act variety show, and in every city across america, there was a vaudeville theater at some point. they traveled, appeared on the bills. travel was brutal and hotel accommodations terrible. they lived like that for years. >> we have all the marx brother fills. do we have any record what the vaudeville act was like? >> they had a sketch they did on stage about ,000 times. they did it for the cameras in 1931 and it's a great look at what they looked like on stage. >> what do you think you are? >> hey, wait a minute, you know who this is? >> no. >> he sells frankfurters. >> it was a tough lifestyle, these guys went on the stage so they didn't have to work in sweat shops or end up in jail, which is what their mother really feared for them.
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she had worked at a sweatshop in new york when she came to this country. they were just trying to get by, trying to make a living, and they built and created their act and created their career. >> there's a sweat.shop up here at the comic strip. you can hear the poor kids hammering away. >> it's actually sawing through the floor. ♪ hello i might be going ♪ ♪ i cannot stay i came to say i must be going ♪ ♪ i'm glad i came but just the same i might be going ♪ >> and the book is called -- >> four of the three musketeers." the marx brothers on stage and i can't believe he got me to do >> that's what he looks like on a normal day. there's the book. >> there's the book. this. >> 490 pages. outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
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inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. >> she'll be here all night. >> it's too dark to real inside. >> try the veal.
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some people we hardly know. ♪ red solo cup i fill you up sfoedz ♪ let's have a party >> i've never heard that song before. >> i know every word. >> do you? that is sad. so "red solo cup," which many, many, many college parties are made up of -- >> first time. >> to the guy who invented it, passed away, 84 years old. 2016, an awful year. so a lot of people have been paying tribute to his invention. this one guy, leopold chesterfield writes, rest in peace to a man who affected all of our lives greatly. robert, the inventor of the solo
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cup, unsung college hero. thank you for making my college days nonmemorable. >> we're pouring one out for our homey over here. >> exactly. by the way, you thought the mannequin challenge was over. now it might be. now it's a whole new level. check it out. astronauts in space doing the mannequin challenge. this came from the european space agency on board the international space station. this is part of the a six month mission, and this is what they went there to do. the goal was to do the mannequin challenge. >> nasa dropping the mike. >> from subculture arts in underground in new york city, the western swing of the club of cowtown. ♪ all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ the skinny is the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night and you're
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this morning on "worlds news now," taking no chances ahead of new year's eve celebrations nationwide, police departments across the country on high alert as we get set to welcome 2017. security ramping up from coast to coast, especially in times square. the details ahead. also, president obama's taking unprecedented steps to punish russia for its alleged role in hacking democratic organizations before the elections. russian diplomats are going loam and facilities closed, but the russians are vowing to retaliate.. and later on this half hour, we're going to hear from the base jumper who survived an accident on camera. speaking out for the first time since this accident. why some congratulations are in order for serena williams,
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making an announcement that caught everyone by surprise. see if you can goes what it is on the skinny, friday, december 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> all the rich ones are taken. >> spoken for. >> all the good ones taken. good morning, everybody. starting here in new york city because we're gearing up for the big celebration that comes once a year as we say good-bye to 2016. >> so this is where the party starts saturday night. times square packed full of people bringing in the new year, and surrounded by what police call the ring of steel. heavy security to ensure 2017 gets off to a safe start. here's abc's marci gonzalez with more. >> reporter: the cross roads of the world soon to be the center of security as millions pack in new york times square for the annual celebration. with the confetti tested and the
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ball perched in place, the nypd is ready to ring in 2017 with extra precautions taken for this year's festivities. >> a lot you will see, and as per usual, a lot you will not see, and that's that combination that keeps us safe. >> reporter: 7,000 officers, including 550 sworn in just this week. they will blend in with the crowd looking for suspicions, and othering monitoring feeds from hundreds of cameras and others watch from rooftops and helicopters. >> everywhere you look around there's a lot of police force and soldiers. >> reporter: while there's no credible threat to the most i conic celebration in the world, a law enforcement bulletin cited concerns about loan wolves and violent extremists targeting the event. officials were mindful of the attacks in nice and berlin in developing this year's security plan including barriers made up
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of 65 dump trucks and 100 other large vehicles parked in and around times square. more than ever before. >> this will be a very well-protected event, probably most protected event with multiple layers of security. >> reporter: among the layers of security is when people gather here in times square as early as 8:00 saturday morning, they cannot bring in large bags, and we're told every person is searched multiple times. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> and marci, you might want to hold on to that umbrella. >> exactly. >> should be raining around midnight at times square. new englanders have to be careful getting around after being hit by two feet of heavy, wet snow. it made for very slippery driving conditions in maine. >> but it was great news for the ski resorts that had a dismal season last year. mt. snow said they received more snow this season than in all of last season. >> oh, wow. >> amazing. with more on the track of the storm, here's paul williams. >> good morning, kendis, diane.
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we have much needed rain covering the southwest, widespread scattered showers, cool, slippery travel throughout i-5 along the west coast, but it's the northeast where that's the big story. blizzard conditions expected between 12-18 inches of snow everywhere you see the darkest of blue. looking for 6-12 along 91, and bangor down towards the boston area, but that's not the only concern. as we go into the weekend, we have a sneaky set of storms saturday. a high pressure system sneaks east, opening the door for moisture from the gulf coast and rain returns saturday in the deep south in the form of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. >> paul, thank you. millions of americans ring in the new year with a pay hike. 19 states including california, new york, and michigan are among the states with minimum wage increases taking effect saturday or sunday. massachusetts and washington
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state will see the highest new minimum wages at $11 per hour. voters in arizona, maine, colorado, and washington approved increases in november. a new cease-fire in syria appears to be holding for now. officials say there was calm after the agreement went in effect midnight local time. the cease fire follows peace talks between the rebels and the syria government next month. nearly a quarter million people have died. slammed with u.s. sanctions for allegedly meddling in the u.s. election. it closed schools for american children in moscow coming at president obama kicked out 3,000 russian diplomats from the united states. abc's mary bruce has more. >> reporter: it's the most forceful american response to a state-sponsored cyber attack. the white house striking back against russia for interfering in the u.s. election. the president taking executive action to expel 35 russian intelligence operatives giving them and the families 72 hours to get out of the u.s. and shutting down two russian
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compounds used for intelligence gatherings. one, a 45-acre estate in suburban maryland, bought by the russians in 1972. and this mansion on long island, once owned by an oil executive, bought by the russians in the '60s. on russian soil, the u.s. slapped sanctions on moscow's two leading agencies and four top officials including the head of foreign intelligence. also targeted, two notorious cyber criminals wanted by the fbi, one accused of stealing over $100 million, notably absent from the list, the russian president. >> just be clear, do you believe vad mir putin himself authorized the hack? >> reporter: when pressed, president obama pointed a finger at the russian president. the white house says there's no question, russia interferes in the u.s. election and has been harassing u.s. diplomats abroad like this incident in july when
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a russian police guard tackled a u.s. diplomat. the obama administration is offering new details on how the russians pulled off the cyber assault. according to this report, two russian groups hacked democratic officials and the dnc, stealing tens of thousands of internal e-mails. the hackers tricking their victims into handing over their credentials by mimicking their employer's e-mail systems. there's also retaliation we don't know about. but no details on any covert actions the u.s. may take to penetrate russia's system. >> one thing we can do is let them know, hey, we're here. what that does is sends a strong message, if you mess with us, we have the ability to turn on real actions against your critical infrastructures. >> reporter: russia is blasting these measures saying they are aggressive and unpredictable and vowing to respond, promising countermeasures will be
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announced today. measures they say will make american officials feel uncomfortable. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. >> mary, thank you. now to a tragedy in a colorado ski resort. a woman visiting from texas fell to her death from a ski lift at the grandby ranch resort 90 miles from denver. the victim's two daughters, 9 and 12 also fell, but they survived and were rushed to the hospital. they're both expected to recover. it's not clear what caused the accident. there's an odd twist in a mail theft case in new england. the stolen items were recovered in a frozen pond. these pictures are from maine. the local fire chief helped police recover mail that had been dumped over the side of a bridge. altogether, it was about three bags' worth. two people are now under arrest. we want to get to our continuing coverage right now of eagle watch. 2016.
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>> a whole lot of action going on in the nest right now. >> so over the last couple days, we've been watching the eagles in fort myers, take turns sitting on top of two eggs, they were to come between christmas and new year's, and we've been watching this riveting camera ever since then. >> that's right. harriet and m15, her husband, perhaps, are expecting two little eagles, but we have breaking news. >> oh, we do? >> completely intended. there are some reports there may be a crack in at least one of the eggs. >> oh, wow. this is huge. >> so -- >> yeah. >> you can't actually see it. it doesn't necessarily mean it's hatching right now, but -- >> yeah. >> yeah. >> here's the deal. wooefk watching it for three
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days. we'ves also been watching one of those hatchimals to see if that will hatch first. my bet is on harriet and m15 hatching first. >> there's been reports that the hatchimals are not hatching as quickly as the parents who bought them for their impatient children can resulting in lots of crying kids. >> oh, wait. >> oh, both eagles are in the nest. this is huge. >> we have not had this happen. >> you can almost see the tail of one of the eagles. >> and somebody pressed on the webcam. >> bye, harriet and m15. good luck. >> finally something happens and they -- >> tripped over the computer cord, and just like that. >> all right. well, we'll check back in with that. in the mean team, we're send
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something tissues over to our friend, t.j. holmes, this morning on account of what happened to his beloved arkansas razorbacks football team. t.j. must have been beaming when his hogs went to a 24-0 halftime lead over virginia tech. smokies in the belt bowl. >> however, in the second half, you can call it a comeback or a complete slaughter. the hokies came back, scoring 35 unanswered points. the biggest comeback victory in the 124-year history of tech's entire football program. >> so, you know what, the razorbacks made history. >> this is true. if you're going to go down, mights as well two down in flames and at least give everybody a show and story. >> all right. well, coming up, more ugly incidence at the nation's shopping malls. now management companies take steps to make malls safer. plus, who made out best this past year when it comes to major music tours? well, we'll show you the details. it's all ranked ahead in the skinny. stick around.
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time in rehab. he fractured his ankle and shattered both heels, but he says he plans to base jump again. >> always seems to be the case. christmas, as you know, is supposed to be a time of peace and good will, except if you visit a mall near us. >> and it's not even black friday, but shopping mall owners are actually now looking at how to protect shoppers and workers after chaos in several malls across the country. clayton sandell reports. >> reporter: more trouble in american shopping malls. sunrise, florida, a fight breaking out when a customer tries to get inside a closed shoe store. employees hold her back, but she throws a water bottle and someone in the store throws a punch. the incident recorded by andy slater. >> everyone in the crowd couldn't believe it either. this is a season where everybody's happy and full of joy, but it was anything but. >> reporter: florida's fisticuffs followed monday's
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rash of more fights in a dozen malls around the country, forcing evacuations from connecticut to illinois, ohio to colorado in one of the biggest shopping days of the year. many of the troublemakers were teens police say may have been drawn to the malls by social media posts, prompting the shopping center industry this week to strategize on ways to improve security, including requiring teens to be escorted by an adult over 21. as for the florida fight, police tell us they are not pressing any charges, but the store says they are still investigating. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> all right. when we come back, a surprising announcement from tennis star serene ya williams. >> one of the hottest new movie stars signs up for a really long trip. the skinny's next.♪ babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time now for the last skinny of 2016. >> you got to play the drums for the last one. >> really? >> yeah. >> there's drums in the song? >> sure there is. >> what better way to announce your engagement to the cofounder of reddit itself? >> where serena williams wrote a poem and her fiance says -- >> the two have been quietly dating since 2015, but they posted this photo.
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she's worth $150 million. he's worth a mere $4 million, can we say prenup. >> that's all? >> yeah. so it appears ryan gosling goes from the city of stars to the stars itself. the lala land actor playing neil arm strong in an upcoming feel from lalaland director. >> gosling made it official yesterday. the movie "first man" is based on the book of the same name and shoots next year. he says it focuses more on the moon landing than on armstrong's life. >> best known for being the runner-up in who is the hotter ryan. ryan reynolds.
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2016 was a great year for concert tour, and the boss and beyonce led the way. they soaked up more than $268 million on the river. the boss sold 2.4 million tickets. >> behind him, beyonce grossed $256 million from the formation world tour. she sold 2.2 million tickets including two our very own in kendis gibson. >> in chicago and here in new york. >> coldplay sold more than either of them, 2.7 million. >> wow. right after the super bowl performance. how could you not want to go listen to coldplay? ♪ >> or we can just have -- >> that was any coldplay imitation.y coldplay imitatiomy coldplay imitation. >> there's baby news this morning. grey's anatomy star and her husband, chris, have a third child, a boy, eli christopher, and they have two daughters. >> the 47-year-old actress made the announcement on instagram. but didn't say when the baby was
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born. the couple, you might remember, waited two months to talk about the second child, and the parents were seen hiking with the baby on wednesday. grammy winner pink and her husband, by the way, had a son on christmas. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. 2016 is going out the way it
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2016 is going out the way it began. 2016 is going out the way it began. we started the year with the death of david bowie, and now the tragic celebrity news this week. >> a busy week for news, and too much of it bad news. let's take a look at the friday rewind. >> i offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here. >> 2,400 americans taken, fathers, husbands, wives, and daughters, in heaven east rails for all eternity. >> if israel goes down the one-state path, they will never
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have true peace with the rest of the arab world. >> we do not need lectured on the importance of peace by foreign leaders. israel's hand has been extended in peace to its neighbors from day one. >> loud noises, cracking throughout the evening. they got progressively greater, like, boom. >> there were so many cracks. the basement was shifting and moving. >> i love this white christmas. >> i don't know, waiting, all we can do, right? >> the language seems like it was tailor made, people change, to late to try again? >> try again at 27. bloody hell. let alone at 45. ♪ >> help me, obi wan kenobi. you're my only hope. >> i love you. >> i know. >> the famous moment where you say, i love you. >> i know. >> that's what he says. >> i know. >> what do you say to all little
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girls outs there who were inspired by princess leia? >> she can do anything. she can do what she can do and do what she can't. >> she said she missed her daughter and 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. >> 2016, too much sadness and ending it on that note, however, we are going to kick off 2017 with some fun stuff for you. >> yes. >> because -- >> we spare no expenses. it is the 25th anniversary of "world news now." we have our confetti all set, special guests a week from tonight. we'll have special drinks. >> special segments. >> special people. >> all of that
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this morning on world news now, punishing russia for alleged hacking, and dozens of russian officials have been expelled from the u.s. president-elect donald trump is reacting while some senators call for russia to pay an even higher price. and snow on the slopes of new england. the season's first major snowstorm dumped big amounts of powder in areas that had little a year ago. moving on, march 1st has been set for the retrial of former police officer michael slager. his first trial in the shooting death of walter scott ended in a
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hung jury. and a pod cast will remain in jail while awaiting a new trial. he was convicted in 2000 of killing his high school girlfriend. those are some of our top stories on this friday, december 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." russia has closed a school in moscow that is popular, attended by american children and other foreign students. the obama administration has imposed sanctions on two russian intelligence agencies. and 35 russian diplomates were given 72 hours to leave this country, accused of actually being intelligence operatives. and two rushingan compounds will
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be shut down. >> sanctions today were aggressive and they were bold. they're designed to send a message to russia that this type of behavior is unacceptable. >> president obama said all americans should be alarmed by russia's actions, but president-elect donald trump is apparently still skeptical that russia tried to sway the election, even as members of his own party called for tougher sanctions. abc's gloria riviera has more on that. >> reporter: donald trump suggesting that crackdown on russia is misguided, saying in a statement it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, i will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week. that statement echoing what he said wednesday. >> i think we have to get on with our lives, the whole, you know, age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on. >> the president-elect has repeatedly refused to accept the conclusion reached by 17 intelligence agencies in october that the kremlin interfered in
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the election. >> she has no idea. >> it is time to take a stand. >> trump's team knew the announcement was coming. >> what there was was notification earlier today from a senior member of the president-elect's team, but no, no consultation in advance. >> trump, under scrutiny for nominate ago secretary of state with close ties to russia's president vladimir putin. >> i've known him since 1999 and i have a very close relationship with him. >> some gop lawmakers pushing for stronger sanctions. a spokesman for the kremlin accuses president obama for trying to spoil u.s.-russia relations and undermine future foreign policy plans of the incoming administration. gloria require era, abc news, washington. >> gloria, thank you. russia was the major force of a cease-fire that has gone into effect in syria. a human rights observer said there's been comprehensive calm
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so far. if the agreement between the syria government and the rebels hold, there will be peace talks next month as well. that's big considering previous cease fires collapsed within days. back home now, the major snowstorm that hit new england. >> the storm is headed into the ocean with a few left over snow showers. let's get more on that now from massachusetts. >> reporter: that major winter storm sending vehicles off the road across new england, new hampshire officials declaring a snow emergency. in massachusetts, a warning for drivers. don't underestimate the danger and stay out of the way of plows. >> don't pass them, please. allow the guys to do their work. they are in front of you for a reason. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, two tractor trailers colliding, part of interstate 80 shut down, and wnet reporter right there. >> these drivers have been at a standstill for about two hours right now. >> reporter: the system moving through the southeast overnight. northeast of atlanta, a tornado touching down. >> never thought we'd wake up to this this morning. >> reporter: 105 miles per hour winds toppling trees, snapping power lines.
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we're expecting this on and off again snow and rain mix here in north hampton and across new england, so no holiday for road crews. >> some areas will see a snowy start to the new year with more on that, we're joined by accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> good morning, kendis, diane. blizzard conditions, whiteout, major travel delays throughout the northeast. this low continues to get stronger, dropping significant snow as far south as connecticut and up to 18 inches of snow throughout maine. not only will we have snow there, but in the great lakes throughout michigan, at least 3-6 and 1-3 inches in areas slowing traffic down. in the deep south this weekend, severe storms and rain in the southwest. kendis, diane? >> thanks to paul.
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2016, of course, is winding down, which means security's ramping up in new york city and elsewhere preparing to welcome the new year. >> here's a look at a relatively empty times square. you can believe, though, it will be filled with a mass of people on saturday night. >> the revelers will be protected by thousands of new york city police officers. more than 7,000. authorities say there's not been any threats, but that will not stop them from remaining diligent. >> a lot you'll see, and as per usual, a lot you will not see, and that's that combination that keeps us safe and that's what the nypd really perfected. i'm not quite sure why a million people want to stand in the freezing cold for long periods of time, but they do. >> people were worried about this one, but rest assured the confetti is tested and ready to go. 3,000 pounds of shredded paper will shower times square at midnight, and if you can't make it, watch it right here on abc. we'll have details on the show coming up later in the half hour. >> we've been testing our
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confetti here, and it looks very -- >> i don't know. >> looks boring. >> needs a little -- >> a little work. >> is there a technique to throwing it? maybe a flick? >> alcohol helps. >> oh, okay. >> i think. >> can we get champagne? >> this is what it looks like on new year's. all right, amazon is moving forward with plans to place warehouses in the sky. the company was reportedly approved for a patent for blimps that will be stocked with products. the goal is for the blimps to hover over cities and launch drones to deliver packages within minutes. now, one day the warehouse blimps may fly over sporting events and deliver food and merchandise to fans. amazing. >> in tennessee, a fedex truck was destroyed and the driver injured after colliding with a train. authorities say the truck was hit by the train as it crossed the railroad tracks. a good samaritan helped get the driver out of the truck. he was then taken to the
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hospital, is reported to be in stable condition. nobody on the train was injured. hundreds of guests at a las vegas hotel were evacuated after a power outage. guest reports navigating the stairwell in the dark coming at the worst possible time with many heading to vegas before the busy new year's eve weekend. the rio casino is scrambling now to find alternative lodging for some 900 guests. >> truth be told, we don't have the confetti here because of new year's, but it's to celebrate one eagle's egg cracked open. the breaking news from bald eagle's nests, our southwest florida bureau, one of the eggs beginning to crack. harriet laid two eggs in late november, and she and her mate known as m15, because he's probably wanted, have been keeping the eggs warm since then. >> so believe it or not, thousands of people have been glued to this live webcam feed
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just watching the nest. every now and then, you see one of the eagles turn the head or something else really exciting. hearing reports now that there is a crack in one of the eggs. apparently, it could still take another day for the hatching to actually happen. >> and once it does happen, we'll cut into programming and this is the scene you'll see. okay. >> now we used it. what do we use when it happens? >> we have to clean it up. coming up, ronda rousey is ready to get back into the octagon. tonight is her first fight since the only defeat of her storied ultimate fighting career. we'll look ahead to a new year's institution right here on abc. dick clark's new year's rockin' eve. we have a preview ahead right here on "world news new." eve. we have a preview ahead right here on "world news new."
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tonight is lady's night in las vegas. ronda rousey and amanda nunes square off at ufc 207. rousey may be the better known of the pair, but it's actually nunes who holds the bantamweight crown. she won that title in july and
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rousey held the battles title three years before that, but lost last year in a stunner when knocked out by holly holmes. >> she's in great shape so she'll most likely lose. come saturday, college football bowl season finally gets serious. that is because it's time for what is basically the football final for no. 1 alabama seeking its second straight national title. the washington huskies are the first hurdle, rather, standing in the tides' way. that starts at 3:00 eastern saturday, followed by ohio state and clemson. the winner meets for the national championship monday, january 9th, espn. >> exciting stuff. after the big game awaiting the start of the new year, don't forget, turn on the tv to see one of the biggest parties in the whole country. >> ryan seacrest back again as host of dick clark's rockin' eve here on abc. abc's danya bacchus with a preview. >> three, two, one! >> reporter: it's the 45th
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anniversary of america's biggest celebration of the year. dick clark's new year's rockin' eve has the biggest musical acts of 2016. >> it's almost easier to say who is not performing because there's such a long list of people who are performing this year. >> reporter: the party includes five and a half hours of performances and special reports. >> i remember growing up watching the show, and then to become a part of it for ten years now, and it's just -- it feels like i'm part of the family. >> reporter: fergie. seinfeld. >> to be performing on it and be part of the program and along with amazing artists that i'm a huge fan is is an honor. very excited about it. >> reporter: john legend and fith harmony, just a couple of those scheduled to ring in the new year. >> performing, yeah, and you get to see it. >> reporter: right before the ball drops, ten-time winner, mariah carey.
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for the first time, there will be celebrations in every time zone, so as it turns 2017 across the country, they will celebrate in that moment. dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest starts at 8:00 p.m. danya bacchus, abc news, los angeles. >> brilliant idea. why don't we throw confetti. nice idea. >> hey, you should work at times square on january 1st. i hear there's a little confetti there. >> brilliant idea. viewers are expected here in 12 hours. >> we didn't think about that, did we? >> genius. >> all right. coming up, quite a year with many highs and lows. we're going to take a look at all of them. >> i don't know, you're the one who threw it there. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. [female narrator] foods rich in folic acid like white bread and leafy greens can help prevent some birth defects before you even know you're pregnant.
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scene of new york city in the overnight hours, it's not over yet, but 2016 is a year of newsworthy events from the campaign season that seems to still be going right now. >> the campaign season, the season lasted forever. >> to the long running sports that did end. >> we learned now terms this year. >> oh, we did. >> like brexit and fake news. let's take a look at 2016. >> the 45th president of the united states, president-elect
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donald j. trump has triumphed. >> i look very much forward to being your president. >> the supreme court justice, amtonia scalia has passed away. >> a political battle brewing. >> this vacancy will not be filled this year. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor. >> discriminatory. >> toxic water crisis in clint. >> this water is poison. >> officials waiting five months to warn the public. >> explosive spread of the zika virus. we've never seen this illness that causes a birth defect.
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>> a child fell into a gorilla cage. >> the gorilla, 17 years old, shot and killed by zoo keepers. >> nearly a million samsung phones recalled. >> the smoke unbearable, thick, black smoke. >> reporter: a deadly winter storm for the record books. >> d.c. and new york suffering nature's punch. >> reporter: the storm plaguing millions. a state of disaster in 30 counties from florida -- >> hurricane matthew is close to us here. >> to the carolinas. >> flood waters came tearing through here. >> with 3 million americans without a home. >> no clothes. no shoes. >> wildfires raging across the southeast. >> my house is on fire. >> if you are a person that prays, we could use your prayers. >> a warehouse party that turned into a deadly inferno. >> it was like a monster. >> we have located and recovered 36 victims. >> a historic handshake in havana. >> this is a new day. >> the long time cuban leader, fidel castro, has died. >> it is quiet here as the country is in a nine day mourning period, but outside of cuba, much different reaction. >> the british people have spoken, and the answer is, we're out. >> reporter: the impact was
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instantaneous. >> financial markets reeling, the prime minister resigning. >> that powerful image capturing the heart break of the civil war in syria. >> a routine morning became the scene of carnage. >> this is a nightmare. three explosions rocked belgium, one at the metro station. thousands of people joining when a truck driver slammed the vehicle into crowds of people. >> blood and bodies everywhere. >> three attackers with guns and suicide bombs stormed the airport. >> people were shooting. i went back, and bombs went off. >> utter terror inside the orlando nightclub. >> it wasn't a typical shooting. it was hate in the deadliest mass shooting in america's history. >> he was my only child.n's history. >> he was my only chils history. >> he was my only chil history. >> he was my only child. >> reporter: the shooter omar mateen pledging allegiance to isis. deadly shooting outside a baton rouge convenience store. the traffic stop that turned deadly. >> you shot four bullets into him, sir.
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>> sparking sadness and outrage. >> no justice, no peace. >> the streets of charlotte were on fire. >> chaos erupting, anger at deadly police shootings. >> five officers killed while watching over a black lives matter protest. >> officer down. >> the suspect stating he wanted to kill white people, especially officers. >> reporter: deadly ambush in baton rouge. >> the officers were intentionally targeted and assassinated. >> scott kelly back on mother earth. >> spending 340 days aboard the space station. the treasury announcing harriet tubman will replace andrew jackson. >> power ball pandemonium. >> 1.5 billion. >> i'm real grateful that we got the big piece of the pie. >> what a year, 2016, for some, a great year. >> those who won hundreds of millions of dollars had a wonderful year. >> and a great year for us if they share that with us as well. >> 2017 would be a great year. >> no pressure. >> what an eventful year it is. we always say this, but i think 2016 was like 1968 all over again. >> all right.
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♪ but the mother and child reunion is the emotional way ♪ usually, this is the time for insomniac theater, but this week, everyone needs a mood boost. >> yes. >> so we have a heart warming story for you. a texas man who always wondered who his mother was has finally found her. >> she had given him up for adoption decades ago when she was a teen. now the adoption laws don't make it easy for adopted children to find their natural parents, but they persevered. the hard work paid off this week. samantha of our cedar rapids, "what, affiliate has more. >> reporter: families surrounded
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cheryl janss as she awaited her son. everyone feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety. >> i never thought that i would get to complete this circle in my life, and ever see him again. i did not know. it's been a true blessing, and it's been quiet the christmas gift. >> reporter: a gift of a new relationship with new family. cheryl gave sam up for adoption 39 years ago in hopes he'd have a better life. >> we just a great childhood and awesome opportunities, and it's just, you know, everything's come full circle. >> reporter: sam spent five years trying to find her, but hit roadblocks. he says he's grateful he finally found her and thanked her for giving him life. >> it was an incredibly selfless act, you know, and that's something, you know, i told her before, it's the gift i life, something i can never repay. i'm incredibly blown away by that and grateful, and my parents are wonderful, amazing people. >> it just confirms that i did do the right thing, and
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he told me i had a great life. thank you for life instead of the alternative. >> reporter: now they are going to spend the next few days getting to know each other and making up for lost time before he heads back to texas. in cedar.rapids, samantha myers, kcg tv9 news. >> she was a little teary eyed, and i am realizing this is the last newscast in 2016. >> isn't it? it's really, really been great being here with you all year. sorry. >> no problem. no problem, t.j. it's cool.. by the way, i've been working on my confetti tossing skills. >> oh, yeah? >> yeah. you just need a little more height to it. >> i worked on mine as well. okay, let's see. all right. happy new year, everybody. bring on 2017. >> oh, no. >> what could possibly go wrong? what could -- >> happy new year! >> by the way,
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this morning on world news now, punishing russia for alleged hacking, and dozens of russian officials have been expelled from the u.s. president-elect donald trump is reacting while some senators call for russia to pay an even higher price. and snow on the slopes of new england. the season's first major snowstorm dumped big amounts of powder in areas that had little a year ago. ski area operators and skiers, of course, thrilled. your forecast ahead for celebrations coming up. the retrial is set for the officer tried for the murder of walter scott. michael slager's first trial ended in a hung jury. now we know when slager will be back in court. many meltdown aboard a packed airline. everyone else gets the worst news possible. the plane forced to turn around
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and head back to where it all started. details ahead on this friday, december 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to all of you. we begin the half hour with president obama going after russia for cyber attacks for influencing the election here in the u.s. >> the administration announced new sanctions southbound shut down two russian compounds and ordered dozens of russian diplomates to leave the country. russia responded by shutting down a school in moscow for american children and other foreigners. it is expected to announce more countermeasures later on today. president-elect donald trump also responding. abc's kenneth moton tells us how. >> reporter: it's the most forceful u.s. response to a state sponsored cyber attack. the obama administration striking back at russia for trying to interfere in the u.s. election. >> the sanctions today were aggressive and they were bold and designed to send a message to russia that this type of
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behavior is unacceptable. >> reporter: president obama is kicking out 35 russian intelligence operatives giving them and the families 72 hours to get out of the u.s. shutting down two russian compounds in maryland and new york. on russian soil, economic sanctions against moscow's two top intelligence agencies, and military officials, including the head of the intelligence unit. also targeted, two notorious cyber criminals wanted by the fbi, one accused of stealing more than $100 million. not on the list? russian president vladimir putin whom the president called out weeks ago. >> not much happens in russia without putin. >> reporter: the kremlin promising to respond accusing the president for undermining a donald trump administration. donald trump reluctant to accept intelligent findings that russia was hacking to help him. in a statement, he said it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things and meets with the intelligent community next week for the update. president trump could reverse the sanctions, but, quote, it
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would not make sense. they are waiting on the broad intention community review of russia hackings before inauguration day. kenneth moton, abc news, washington. >> all right, thanks to kenneth, and some republican lawmakers say the punishment from president obama did not go far enough. senators john mccain and lindsey graham push for stronger sanctions. they said the measures are long overdue, but added it's a small price for russia to pay for what they referred to as a brazen attack on an american democracy. >> reporter: a cease fire in place in syria for now. the deal brokered by russia and turkey, and if it held, it's followed by peace talks next month. several previous cease fires collapsed, some within a matter of days. six years of fighting in syria left more than a quarter million people dead and triggered a refugee crisis all across europe. less than 48 hours left until the new year, and this is party central saturday night for
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a million tourists and two new yorkers ringing in 2017. some unusual security measures are planned for the big night. abc's linzie janis reports from times square. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> reporter: law enforcement announcing the unprecedented security for the year's biggest celebration at times square. 65 sanitation trucks filled with sand like the ones used for the thanksgiving day parade will be deployed for the first time at a new year's celebration. this in response to the berlin and nice truck attacks. the trucks setting up a perimeter from times square to central park, 7,000 extra police officers on duty across the city, from highly visible special ops units to rooftop surveillance teams. inside the command center, teams monitor more than 10,000 video
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feeds and track millions of license plates. storing them for five years. >> this is the center. anything that happens anywhere in new york city, coming in here and we'll be able to react to it. >> reporter: officials are assuring the nearly million people that are expected here in times square when the ball drops that they'll be well protected. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> linzie, thank you. the storm that dumped snow on new england is moving out to sea. >> so streets reduced on highway in maine after crashes like that one right there. of course, the snow is great for ski resorts, especially since schools are out for the holiday break. >> last year was just devastating to not just mad river, but skiers in the northeast and the economy in vermont. could we get 16, 20, 24, i don't know, you know. it just depends, but if it comes in as they are saying, we are going to be looking at really fresh conditions.
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>> there is more snow on the way as we head into the long weekend as well. >> accuweather's paul williams has the latest. good morning. >> good morning, diane, kendis. a fresh set of cold and snow for the northwest covering oregon, idaho, going into montana. then we'll look for cold over the weekend, cold air overtaking the northwest and dipping the jet stream and cold air and blizzard conditions expected on the other side of the country. here in the northeast, blizzard conditions, darkest of blue, 12-18 inches of snow. major travel delays, increasing winds of 40-50 miles per hour winds. also, we're likely to see snow showers in the great lakes region. off of lake michigan into southern portions of michigan, northern indiana as well. kendis, diane? >> paul, thank you. convicted south carolina church shooter dylann roof has been ordered to undergo another mental evaluation to determine whether he's competent. the judge ordered the exam out
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of an abundance of caution. roof intends to represent himself during the penalty phase of the trial that starts tuesday. also in south carolina, march 1st set for the retrial of former police officer michael slager. slager's first trial in the shooting death of walter scott ended in a hung jury. he also faces a federal civil rights trial later in the spring. this year was particularly deadly for police officers with the death toll hitting 135, nearly a five-year high. nearly half killed in the line of duty were shot to death. there was also another disturbing trend, 21 officers died in ambush-style attacks including eight officers killed in attacks in dallas and louisiana in july. that's the highest figures in two decades. according to the national law enforcement officers memorial
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fund who gathered the numbers. a baltimore judge denied bail to a man whose murder conviction was the subject of a popular podcast serial. he'll remain behind bars awaiting a new trial. syed was convicted in 2000 for the murder of his high school girlfriend and sentenced to life in prison. a judge vacated that conviction this past june. >> such an interesting case and such a great pod cast, too. >> is it? >> highly recommend. tributes continue this morning for debbie reynolds' sudden death. >> it does appear she died of an apparent stroke. todd fisher tells abc news the family is planning a dual funeral. the lights at the famed chinese theater on hollywood boulevard there, lights dimmed last night in reynolds' honor. not too far away, this scene, fans created a makeshift memorial around her two stars on the hollywood walk of fame. >> fisher tweeted this drawing of his mother and sister in iconic roles from "star wars" and "singing in the rain," a beautiful love story. i miss them both so much. love is everlasting. to a dog in western michigan that is thanking local
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firefighters if the dog could speak. >> that's right. the dog is now safe and warm after being pulled from an icy lake. the whole thing unfolded wednesday. rescuers went 100 yards out into the lake covered in ice. they could see the dog struggling, but the dog couldn't seem to pull itself out of the water on its own. >> normally if it was a deer, they would not go out there, but it was a family pet and risked their own safety to save the dog. >> the dog was still barking,
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but was still in the hole that was created from him falling through. over time, he started to become a little bit more lethargic, just due to the conditions in the water. >> rescuers managed to get the dog and bring him to shore. poor thing was in shock, serious health issues, but crossing fingers he'll recover. 14 years old. >> so it was a firefighter who brought him in from there. as soon as he got to the shore, he was like, she's really, really heavy. >> oh. >> really struggled there. >> well, brave men, and a lot of people thankful for that one this morning. well, coming up, police keeping a close eye on a u-haul truck being driven around phoenix. just say it wasn't moving day. how it ended, straight ahead. our own barry mitchell is in character by donning a disguise to tell us about the legendary family comedy act. the marx brothers. >> find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. >> why i oughta -- >> you're watching "world news now." why are you smacking me? >> you're watching "world news now." why are you smacking me?
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nobody likes moving, but it was not moving day. instead, it was a wild police chase involving a u-haul truck in the phoenix area. it all started with a possible armed robbery at a convenience store. the vehicle then got on interstate 10 and continued to travel through phoenix making its way through scottsdale, paradise valley. it was really a slow speed chase there. finally, police shot the driver. it was all caught on tape. he's in stable condition, we're told. >> he used the u-haul as a getaway vehicle. police searching for two suspects, but they left without taking anything.
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20 minutes later, they broke into a liquor store and stole $6,000 worth, and they robbed a moneygram inside a meat market. other frustrations, tempers run high among holiday travelers this time of year. >> but two passengers on a flight caused so much of a disruption that the captain actually turned the flight around and went back. the entire meltdown was caught on camera. alex perez has the story. >> reporter: epic meltdown on tape, causing a flight from minneapolis to los angeles to turn around just an hour into the flight. watch as one of the two passengers is tackled after appearing to hit someone in their seat. the officers scrambled to take them down. the fight reportedly erupting when christine kuzman tried to use the bathroom right after takeoff and the flight attendant told her to sit down.
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the captain turning the plane around back to minneapolis. >> we have the authorities called, they should be at the gate when you get there. >> reporter: she and her partner, adam, led off the plane in handcuffs as other passengers cheered. the couple has been charged with disorderly conduct, and they could face up to 90 days in jail, and a $25,000 fine. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> holiday spirit is alive on that flight and all across the country. so, listen, the flight took off at 6:20 in the evening, busy with flights, sitting on the tarmac, they had to go to the bathroom. some flights take forever to put the fasten seatbelt light off. i'm defending them a little bit. >> maybe a few cocktails before they got on the plane? >> exactly.
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tank was a little full. >> not just the airplane's. >> yeah. but they went wrong when they hit people. >> yeah. >> and then some. >> safe to say that. >> exactly. coming up in the next half hour, there's another disturbance. call it brawl of america. this one in a shopping mall in a week full of them. is it social media? and what can the malls do about the violence? but first, the mannequin challenge. you that it it was over. not quite. it's gone to a new level. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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at 15, i was addicted. by 40, i'll have lung disease. at 50, i'll die of a heart attack. dr. regina benjamin: cigarette smoke causes immediate damage that leads to health problems, even death. those who quit or die are being replaced by a new generation of smokers. i'm dr. regina benjamin, united states surgeon general. go to cdc.gov. learn how to make our next generation tobacco-free. ♪ i ♪ i don't know what they have to say it makes no difference anyway ♪ ♪ whatever it is i'm against it no matter what it is or who commenced it i'm against it ♪ before they filmed the
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movie, the marx brothers performed comedy in theaters across the country. in fact, many of the movies were first stage shows. >> yeah. in fact, this new book -- >> it's a little thick. >> some light reading here. it chronicles their early years. just imagine if it chronicled all their years. our friend, comedian, barry mitchell, talked to the author. >> you are getting a workout. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: introduce us to the marx brothers. >> groucho, fast talking. de facto leader of the group. harpo never said a word on stage. zappo dazzling people with piano playing, fake italian accent. just a straight man, moved on in 1934. >> reporter: robert bader is a marx brother fan and scholar. >> let me congratulate you. i'm proud to be your son. >> my boy, you took the words
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out of my mouth. i'm ashamed to be your father. >> reporter: robert spent a decade retracing the brothers' stage career before they were movie stars. >> one classic form was an eight act variety show, and in every city across america, there was a vaudeville theater at some point. they traveled, appeared on the bills. travel was brutal and hotel accommodations terrible. they lived like that for years. >> we have all the marx brother fills. do we have any record what the vaudeville act was like? >> they had a sketch they did on stage about,000 times. they did it for the cameras in 1931 and it's a great look at what they looked like on stage. >> what do you think you are? >> hey, wait a minute, you know
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who this is? >> no. >> he sells frankfurters. >> it was a tough lifestyle, these guys went on the stage so they didn't have to work in sweat shops or end up in jail, which is what their mother really feared for them. she had worked at a sweatshop in new york when she came to this country. they were just trying to get by, trying to make a living, and they built and created their act and created their career. >> there's a sweatshop up here at the comic strip. you can hear the poor kids hammering away. >> it's actually sawing through the floor. ♪ hello i might be going ♪ ♪ i cannot stay i came to say i must be going ♪ ♪ i'm glad i came but just the same i might be going ♪ >> and the book is called -- >> "four of the three musketeers." the marx brothers on stage and i can't believe he got me to do >> that's what he looks like on a normal day. there's the book. >> there's the book. >> 490 pages. outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
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some people we hardly know. ♪ red solo cup i fill you up ♪ ♪ let's have a party >> i've never heard that song before. >> i know every word. >> do you? that is sad. so "red solo cup," which many, many, many college parties are made up of -- >> first time. >> to the guy who invented it, robert holsoman, passed away, 84 years old. 2016, an awful year. so a lot of people have been paying tribute to his invention. this one guy, leopold chesterfield writes, rest in peace to a man who affected all of our lives greatly. robert leo husleman, the
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inventor of the solo cup, unsung college hero. thank you for making my college days nonmemorable. >> we're pouring one out for our homey over here. >> exactly. by the way, you thought the mannequin challenge was over. now it might be. now it's a whole new level. check it out. astronauts in space doing the mannequin challenge. this came from the european space agency on board the international space station. this is part of the a six month mission, and this is what they went there to do. the goal was to do the mannequin challenge. >> nasa dropping the mike. >> nasa dropping the mike. >> from subculture arts in underground in new york city, the western swing of the club of cowtown. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores sthoedz ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ the skinny is the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night and you're wide awake not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪
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i thought, "the red cross does katrina. they don't help single moms. hi. hi. what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah. the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go.
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this morning on "wor this morning on "worlds news now," taking no chances ahead of new year's eve celebrations nationwide, police departments across the country on high alert as we get set to welcome 2017. security ramping up from coast to coast, especially in times square. the details ahead. also, president obama's taking unprecedented steps to punish russia for its alleged role in hacking democratic organizations before the elections. russian diplomats are going loam and facilities closed, but the russians are vowing to retaliate.. and later on this half hour, we're going to hear from the base jumper who survived an accident on camera. speaking out for the first time since this accident. why some congratulations are in order for serena williams, making an announcement that caught everyone by surprise. see if you can goes what it is on the skinny, friday, december
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30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> all the rich ones are taken. >> spoken for. >> all the good ones taken. good morning, everybody. starting here in new york city because we're gearing up for the big celebration that comes once a year as we say good-bye to 2016. >> so this is where the party starts saturday night. times square packed full of people bringing in the new year, and surrounded by what police call the ring of steel. heavy security to ensure 2017 gets off to a safe start. here's abc's marci gonzalez with more. >> reporter: the cross roads of the world soon to be the center of security as millions pack in new york times square for the annual celebration. with the confetti tested and the ball perched in place, the nypd is ready to ring in 2017 with extra precautions taken for this
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year's festivities. >> a lot you will see, and as per usual, a lot you will not see, and that's that combination that keeps us safe. >> reporter: 7,000 officers, including 550 sworn in just this week. they will blend in with the crowd looking for suspicions, and othering monitoring feeds from hundreds of cameras and others watch from rooftops and helicopters. >> everywhere you look around there's a lot of police force and soldiers. >> reporter: while there's no credible threat to the most i conic celebration in the world, a law enforcement bulletin cited concerns about loan wolves and violent extremists targeting the event. officials were mindful of the attacks in nice and berlin in developing this year's security plan including barriers made up of 65 dump trucks and 100 other large vehicles parked in and around times square. more than ever before.
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>> this will be a very well-protected event, probably most protected event with multiple layers of security. >> reporter: among the layers of security, when people gather here in times square as early as 8:00 saturday morning, they cannot bring in large bags, and we're told every person is searched multiple times. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> and marci, you might want to hold on to that umbrella. >> exactly. >> should be raining around midnight at times square. new englanders have to be careful getting around after being hit by two feet of heavy, wet snow. it made for very slippery driving conditions in maine. >> but it was great news for the ski resorts that had a dismal season last year. mt. snow said they received more snow this season than in all of last season. >> oh, wow. >> amazing. with more on the track of the storm, here's paul williams. >> good morning, kendis, diane. we have much needed rain covering the southwest,
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widespread scattered showers, cool, slippery travel throughout i-5 along the west coast, but it's the northeast where that's the big story. blizzard conditions expected between 12 to 18 inches of snow everywhere you see the darkest of blue. looking for 6 to 12 along 91, and bangor down towards the boston area, but that's not the only concern. as we go into the weekend, we have a sneaky set of storms saturday. a high pressure system sneaks east, opening the door for moisture from the gulf coast and rain returns saturday in the deep south in the form of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. >> paul, thank you. millions of americans ring in the new year with a pay hike. 19 states including california, new york, and michigan are among the states with minimum wage increases taking effect saturday or sunday. massachusetts and washington state will see the highest new minimum wages at $11 per hour. voters in arizona, maine, colorado, and washington
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approved increases in november. a new cease-fire in syria appears to be holding for now. officials say there was calm after the agreement went in effect midnight local time. the cease-fire follows peace talks between the rebels and the syria government next month. nearly a quarter million people have died. slammed with u.s. sanctions for allegedly meddling in the u.s. election. it closed schools for american children in moscow coming at president obama kicked out 3,000 russian diplomats from the united states. abc's mary bruce has more. >> reporter: it's the most forceful american response to a state-sponsored cyber attack. the white house striking back against russia for interfering in the u.s. election. the president taking executive action to expel 35 russian intelligence operatives giving them and the families 72 hours to get out of the u.s. and
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shutting down two russian compounds used for intelligence gatherings. one, a 45-acre estate in suburban maryland, bought by the russians in 1972. and this mansion on long island, once owned by an oil executive, bought by the russians in the '60s. on russian soil, the u.s. slapped sanctions on moscow's two leading agencies and four top officials including the head of foreign intelligence. also targeted, two notorious cyber criminals wanted by the fbi, one accused of stealing over $100 million, notably absent from the list, the russian president. >> just be clear, do you believe vad mir putin himself authorized the hack? >> reporter: when pressed, president obama pointed a finger at the russian president. >> not much happens in had russia without vladimir putin. >> reporter: the white house says there's no question, russia
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interfered in the u.s. election and has been harassing u.s. diplomate broad, like this incident in july when a russian police guard tackled a u.s. diplomate. the obama administration is offering new details on how the russians pulled off the cyber assault. according to this report, two russian groups hacked democratic officials and the dnc, stealing tens of thousands of internal e-mails. the hackers tricking their victims into handing over their credentials by mimicking their employer's e-mail systems. there's also retaliation we don't know about. but no details on any covert actions the u.s. may take to penetrate russia's system. >> one thing we can do is let them know, hey, we're here. what that does is sends a strong message, if you mess with us, we have the ability to turn on real actions against your critical infrastructures. >> reporter: russia is blasting these measures saying they are aggressive and unpredictable and vowing to respond, promising countermeasures will be announced today. measures they say will make american officials feel uncomfortable.
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mary bruce, abc news, the white house. >> mary, thank you.
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breaking news. >> oh, we do? >> completely intended. there are some reports there may be a crack in at least one of the eggs. >> oh, wow. this is huge. >> so -- >> yeah. >> you can't actually see it. it doesn't necessarily mean it's hatching right now, but -- >> yeah. >> yeah. >> here's the deal. wooefk watching it for three days. we'ves also been watching one of those hatchimals to see if that wooefk will hatch first.
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ching ois on harriet and m15 hatching first. >> there's been reports that the is on harrire not hatching as quickly as the parents who bought them for their impatient rying kids. children can resulting in lots of crying kids. e oh, wait. nest ad this happeagles are in the >> and this is huge. >> we have not had this happen. >> you can almost see the tail of one of the eagles. >> and somebody pressed on the k.bcam. like thharriet and m15. good luck. >> finally something happens and they -- >> tripped over the computer cord, and just like that. >> all right. well, we'll check back in with that.
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somethin to in the meantime, we're send t.j.thing tissues over to our ountnd, t.j. holmes, this beloved on account of what happened to his beloved arkansas razorbacks football team. t.j. must have been beaming when his hogs went to a 24-0 halftime lead over virginia tech. smokies in the belt bowl. belt bowl. in the second half, you can call it a comeback or a you can complete slaughter. the hokies came back, scoring 35 camswered points. the biggest comeback victory in the 124-year history of tech's entire football program. >> so, you know what, the razorbacks made history. >> this is true. his is true.ing to go down, mights as well two down in aames and at least give everybody a show and story. well >> all right. en it comes ming up, more ugly ncidence at the nation's deta shopping malls. now management companies take steps to make malls safer.
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plus, who made out best this past year when it comes to major music tours? well, we'll show you the details. it's all ranked ahead in the skinny. ght k around. "world news now" weather brought to you by buyleeza.com.
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he fractured his ankle and shattered both heels, but he says he plans to base jump again. >> always seems to be the case. christmas, as you know, is supposed to be a time of peace and good will, except if you visit a mall near us. >> and it's not even black friday, but shopping mall owners are actually now looking at how to protect shoppers and workers after chaos in several malls across the country. clayton sandell reports. >> reporter: more trouble in american shopping malls. in sunrise, florida, a fight breaking out when a customer tries to get inside a closed shoe store. employees hold her back, but she throws a water bottle and someone in the store throws a punch. the incident recorded by andy slater. >> everyone in the crowd couldn't believe it either. this is a season where everybody's happy and full of joy, but it was anything but. >> reporter: florida's fisticuffs followed monday's rash of more fights in a dozen malls around the country, forcing evacuations from
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connecticut to illinois, ohio to colorado in one of the biggest shopping days of the year. many of the troublemakers were teens police say may have been drawn to the malls by social media posts, prompting the shopping center industry this week to strategize on ways to improve security, including requiring teens to be escorted by an adult over 21. as for the florida fight, police tell us they are not pressing tey charges, but the store says they are still investigating. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> all right. when we come back, a surprising announcement from tennis star serena williams. >> one of the hottest new movie stars signs up for a really long trip. "the skinny's" next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time now for the last skinny of 2016. >> you got to play the drums for the last one. >> really? >> yeah. >> there's drums in the song? >> sure there is. >> what better way to announce your engagement to the cofounder of reddit than on reddit itself? >> where serena williams wrote a poem and her fiance says -- >> the two have been quietly dating since 2015, but they posted this photo. she's worth $150 million. he's worth a mere $4 million, can we say prenup. >> that's all?
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>> yeah. so it appears ryan gosling goes from the city of stars to the stars themselves. the lala land actor will play neil armstrong in an upcoming movie from lala land director. >> gosling made it official yesterday. the movie "first man" is based on the book of the same name and shoots next year. he says it focuses more on the moon landing than on armstrong's life. >> best known for being the runner-up in who is the hotter ryan. ryan reynolds. 2016 was a great year for concert tour, and the boss and beyonce led the way. bruce spring street and the band
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soaked up more than $268 million on the river tour. the boss sold 2.4 million tickets. >> behind him, beyonce grossed $256 million from the formation world tour. she sold 2.2 million tickets including two to our very own kendis gibson. >> in chicago and here in new york. >> coldplay sold more than either of them, 2.7 million. >> wow. right after the super bowl performance. how could you not want to go listen to coldplay? ♪ >> or we can just have -- >> that was my coldplay imitation. there's baby news this morning. grey's anatomy star ellen and her husband, chris, have a third child, a boy, eli christopher, and they have two daughters. >> the 47-year-old actress made the announcement on instagram. but didn't say when the baby was born. the couple, you might remember, waited two months to talk about the second child, and the parents were seen hiking with
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the baby on wednesday. grammy winner pink and her husband, by the way, had a son on christmas. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. 2016 is going out the way it
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2016 is going out the way it began. 2016 is 2016 is going out the way it began. we started the year with the keth ott national hely cole, david bowie and mow the tragic celebrity news this week. >> a busy week for news, and too much of it bad news. let's take a look at the friday rewind. >> i offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here. >> 24 00 american patriots, fathers, husbands, wives and daughters, manning heaven's rails for all eternity. >> if israel goes down the one-state path, they will never have true peace with the rest of the arab world.
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>> 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. >> loud noises, cracking throughout the evening. they got progressively greater, like, boom. >> there were so many cracks. the basement was shifting and moving. >> i love this white christmas. >> i don't know, waiting, all we can do, right? >> the language seems like it was tailor made, people change, here i am, is it too late to try again. >> i was trying to try again at 27. bloody hell. let alone at 45. ♪ but i wait for something more because i gotta have faith ♪ >> help me, obi wan kenobi. you're my only hope. >> i love you. >> i know. >> the famous moment where you say, i love you. >> i know. >> that's what he says. >> i know. >> what do you say to all little
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girls outs there who were inspired by princess leia? >> she can do anything. she can do what she can do and do what she can't. >> she said she missed her daughter and 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. >> 2016, too much sadness and ending it on that note, however, we are going to kick off 2017 with some fun stuff for you. >> yes. >> because -- >> we spare no expenses. it is the 25th anniversary of "world news now." we have our confetti all set, special guests a week from tonight. we'll have special drinks. >> special segments. >> special people. >> all of that ♪
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♪ every day it's getting closer ♪ ♪ going faster than a roller coaster ♪ ♪ a love like yours will surely come my way ♪ ♪ hey, hey, hey ♪ every day it's getting closer ♪ ♪ going faster than a roller coaster ♪ ♪ a love like yours will surely come my way ♪ ♪ hey, hey, hey babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks, which means babies born even a few weeks early can have breathing, feeding, and learning problems. if your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own. a healthy baby is worth the wait.
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making news in america this morning, russia is vowing a response today after president obama's new sanctions. this as some lawmakers call for stiffer penalties against russia for its alleged hacking around the election. we're live in washington with the latest. winter weather on both coasts. snow pounding new england, more than a foot in some areas and the northwest getting a fresh round of snow, as well. what's on tap for the holiday weekend as we ring in the new year. a child kidnapped during a car theft is safe. see the emotional reunion with her mother. and caught on camera, as well, an urban avalanche, this in alaska's capital. a good friday morning. we begin w

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