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good morning. i'm marci gonzalez. >> and i'm ryan smith. kendis and diane are off today. and here are the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." a massive manhunt is under way for the gunman behind a nightclub massacre in turkey. he opened fire on revelers ringing in the new yaear, killig nearly 40 and wounding dozens more before escaping in the chaos. a full report coming up. donald trump back in new york after spending the holidays in florida. still refusing to acknowledge russia's pre-election cyber attacks. he says hacking it a hard thing to prove and he wants to be sure. the new public works commissioner in a county outside of detroit is promising to fix a broken sewer line that's created a major sinkhole and forced the evacuation of 22 homes. some families may be able to return in a week. the packers beat the lions
last night, wrapping up the division title and winning the right to host a playoff game against the giants on sunday. the nfl's wild card playoff games start saturday afternoon and those are some of the top stories on this monday, january 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." well, we begin this half hour with a violent start to the new year. an intense manhunt now under way for the shooter who unleashed terror in a nightclub in turkey. >> the gunman opened fire on revelers, turning the celebration into a massacre, leaving at least 39 people dead. we get the latest now from abc's mark remillard. >> reporter: security camera video catches the gunman at work, bullets ricochetting in the streets, people running for their lives, the shooter stalking the nightclub entrance, killing a policeman and another person before barreling through the front door. inside, we see a gunman in white wearing a hood. authorities believe the attacker
changed clothes. he stayed inside for seven murderous minutes, shooting at the crowd that had gathered, an estimated 600 people. at least 39 people dead, including more than two dozen foreigners. the club popular with tourists, dozens more injured, including american jake rock from delaware who was shot in the leg. >> i don't know. i saw one person there shooting. i'm hiding. >> reporter: earlier in the evening, people were celebrating the new year with sparklers and confetti. then -- >> people were falling down because of shooting. it was a terrible thing. >> reporter: "my husband told me to get on the ground. then a man came," this woman says. "on my right, left, everyone was crying. the smell of gun powder was everywhere." the u.s. and turkey calling it a terrorist attack. there's been no claim of responsibility, but turkish police sources tell abc news they believe the shooter was a trained isis fighter. >> the nightclub. it's a target. it's a symbol of secular
decadence that makes it very attractive to jihadie terrorists. >> reporter: as families bury their loved ones, the u.s. consulate warning americans to shelter in place. mark remillard, abc news, new york. the russian diplomats ordered out of the u.s. by president obama have left the country. the president also ordered new sanctions on russian spy agencies for the hacking of political sites during the u.s. presidential election. two compounds belonging to the russians in maryland and new york were closed. president-elect donald trump is back in new york where he's set to meet with intelligence officials this week to find out more about hacking evidence against russia. trump is still doubting russia's involvement in the cyber attacks. after the obama administration imposed sanctions on russia and expelled dozens of diplomats, trump said he wants to make sure the intelligence community is correct. north korea's hinting that it's about to test a long-range missile. north korean leader kim jong-un announced that preparations for
launching an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time have reached the final stage and says his country will boost its military capabilities further, unless the u.s. ends joint military exercises with south korea. in texas, there are still questions about a new year's eve tragedy. the midair collision of two small planes near a small airport north of dallas. some of the wreckage fell on a storage facility and some on a roadway. more now from abc's adrian banker. >> reporter: a horrific midair crash. at least three dead after two planes collide and fall into a dallas suburb. the fiery wreckage caught on camera. >> i just don't know that there's any chance they could make it. >> reporter: cell phone video capturing flames and a dark plume of smoke as one plane crashes into a storage unit. >> a plane crashed. >> reporter: the other on to this busy street. >> it looked like they were doing acrobatic maneuvers. it looked like one of the wings had been clipped off. >> reporter: the scene so tough to watch, you can hear someone in this video telling a little girl to close her eyes.
charles drexler was at his storage unit and shot this video. >> they hit so hard. you could tell that they were going really fast and it was a big explosion. >> reporter: the crash happening just one mile from this small airport, when 1 of 20,000 now nontowered airports across the country. there is no directing traffic. the faa confirms they were operating under visual flight rules, meaning visibility must be several miles so pilots see issues and avoid them. it could be a while to continue the investigation because of the crash site and a wide debris field across a populated area. one man says he took cover as pieces of the planes fell from the sky. adrienne bankert, mckinney, texas. apple is being sued over a fatal car crash in texas in which a driver was allegedly distracted by facetime. mariah modisette died in the
crash on christmas eve of 2014 after another driver crashed into the back of her family's car. the driver told police allegedly that he was using facetime at the time of the wreck. the family alleges that the tech giant failed to install a feature that could have prevented the driver from using the app. no word yet from apple about the lawsuit. and the new year brought some snow to seattle, several inches in some places. >> oh, and this was tough. sea-tac airport was one of the hardest hit places. check that out! snow everywhere! roads in the area saw spinouts. even one multicar crash. look at that car trying to get out of that mess p.. the south is bracing for severe weather today. more on that, we're joined by accuweather's paul williams. paul, what do you have? good morning, ryan, marci. we're bracing for storms in the deep south, damaging winds, possibility of flash flooding to occur, and there is a real threat of tornadoes throughout mississippi, alabama, louisiana, down towards new orleans, shreveport, all along i-20 as
well as down towards the houston area. we're concerned about this because we have much warmer air and a cold front that's pushing through that will really kick that off. to the north, we're concerned about 6 to 12 inches of snow throughout the dakotas, up throughout northern portions of minnesota. then cold air will advance throughout the week and overtake the entire country and drop temperatures in a dramatic fashion. we'll have temperatures at single digits for the highs throughout the midwest. and this potent piece of energy will continue to move throughout the center part of the country, creating widespread rain. ryan? marci? >> thanks, paul. well, times square this morning probably the cleanest it's been in ages. i was actually there yesterday. >> really? >> and it's always amazing to go to times square on new year's day. >> how do they do it? looking at it today, you wouldn't know that about 30 hours ago, about a million, that's right, a million partiers spent the day penned into that tiny area. >> now we're shown how this miracle occurred. >> reporter: for millions of
americans, it's all about that moment. when the iconic ball drops and over 3 3,000 pounds of confetti sail through the sky. but what does it take to clean up after one of the biggest parties in the world? for the times square alliance, the real fireworks start just after midnight. as an army of 180 sanitation workers descend on the aftermath. flanked by 50 street sweepers and garbage trucks. not even six hours later, 52 tons of party hats, confetti and debris have vanished. >> the ball drops at midnight, and then by literally 6:00 in the morning on the first, the department of sanitation from the city of new york has done an amazing job picking up so much of the trash that's out there. and it really looks like there hadn't been a million people in times square the day before. >> reporter: and that's just the trash. >> miles and miles of cables. we're building three stages,
extra platforms. and literally within 24 hours, the stages come down and times square is back to normal. the confetti's disappeared! it's all been taken care of. >> reporter: but taken care of doesn't always mean disposed of. tens of thousands of those little slips of confetti actually have handwritten wishes on them, and not everyone's so quick to throw them away. >> my wife and i every year reach into the sky and pull down a wish together and we read it together and take it home with us, and we hope it comes true. >> but i will say, when i was in times square yesterday, there was still some confetti stuck to the ground. >> come on, now it takes time to finish this. >> i know, but it's part of the fun. it was kind of cool to see it, like it was just new year's eve here. >> what time was that, marci, would you say? >> when i was there? >> because they were cleaning up 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. how late were you out? >> busted! >> there you go. >> i was there in the evening and i was working, so back off! some people stand in times square to celebrate the new year, but you know, in some
other areas, more hardy souls, you would call them, decided to celebrate by plunging into icy water. why? >> hundreds took part in the annual ritual at minnesota's lake minnetonka. they purified themselves in lake minnetonka. first, organizers had to drill a hole in the ice so they could take the plunge. what was the hardest part? >> getting in. getting in. you're anticipating the cold when you're standing up there, then you jump in and it hits you, and you have to either swim or grab on. >> i think it's all the way through when you try to take a breath and it's just shocking. >> the divers helped raise thousands for the wounded warrior project. now, when i said i did this before, a couple years ago i did the polar plunge here in new york when it was under -- i think the high that day was like 5 or 10. >> why? >> jumped in. i don't know! but i have to tell you, it is the most invigorating thing ever. i totally love it. i would do it every year. >> you see, this is my judgment face, total judgment. >> i'll tell you what. and this year it was like 40
degrees or so here in new york? not good enough. if it's under freezing, you're doing it just right. >> but what is it like getting out? >> it's freezing. >> that's the worst part, i would think. he said the worst part's getting in. i would think once you're in, you're like, i'm not getting out -- >> one of my best friends came with me and he lost his clothes. >> stop! >> which is hilarious. >> amazing. >> he wanted to borrow a shirt. i said no. >> for new year's, i just choose to drink a little bubbly, hang out with friends. i actually ended up at the same party as kendis and diane. >> look at you! >> we had a "world news now" celebration. where were you? >> i was at home in a onesie. >> you were supposed to be there. >> i was. my wife and kid got sick, so we all put on our onesies. i have a syracuse onesie, with feet and everything. >> you should have worn it to the party. >> i would have. if they were there, why aren't they here tonight? >> hmm. >> what's up with that? >> yeah. good question. coming up, a lively look at how the new year was welcomed in around the world. celebrations taking place and
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know, there is video evidence of this ones you. just want everyone to know that. u.s. financial markets are closed today in observance of new years, and when they open tomorrow, the dow jones industrial average will start just short of the magical 20,000 mark. >> nice, right? well, 2016 began with the worst start to any year for stocks, but by the end, everything was up and oil and gold had banner years, too. also, because new year's day fell on a sunday, the tournament of roses parade is today. the event kicks off at 8:00 a.m. local time and runs 5 1/2 miles through pasadena, california. this year's theme is echoes of success with three former gold medalists -- olympic gold medalists, serving as grand marshals. to make sure security is successful, local police are being aided by federal agencys. by the way, you can watch the parade right here on abc. it's going to be a great one. and in the nation's capital, preparations are kicking into high gear for the inauguration of the 45th president of the united states. >> that's right, but don't
expect a swearing-in of the president-elect trump to be surrounded by the pomp and circumstance of years past. here's abc's mary bruce. ♪ coming home, coming home >> reporter: kicking things off, 16-year-old jackie ivankoe, set to sing the national anthem as donald trump is sworn in on the capitol steps. the theme of the five-day celebration is a familiar one -- make america great again, but the festivities will be notably scaled down. trump is set to attend just two official inaugural balls and a third party to salute the armed forces. playing a key role in the events, the next first lady. >> she's a full partner in the victory celebration for the president-elect. >> reporter: once the confetti settles, trump has big plans for his first 100 days. first up, overhauling obamacare. >> we have absolute ly no chanc, so we're going to repeal and replace obamacare, and you are
going to get health care at a much lower price. >> reporter: republicans on capitol hill agree. >> obamacare doesn't work. >> reporter: but first, trump needs a cabinet. his picks are headed for their senate confirmation hearings. senator jeff sessions takes the hot seat first as democrats examine his record and consider him for attorney general. >> as attorney general, jeff sessions would have dangerous, new authority to attack civil rights. >> reporter: sessions was previously rejected for a federal judgeship over allegations he made racist remarks, charges he's passionately denied. >> these are troubling things. and the only fair thing to do is ask a lot of questions, very thorough questions, and then make an opinion. >> reporter: and get ready for fireworks when lawmakers question trump's pick for secretary of state, former exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson, who has deep ties to russia. >> i have, obviously, concerns over reports of his relationship with vladimir putin, who is a thug and a murderer. >> reporter: all this as
president obama eyes the exits. the obamas plan to stick around washington while younger daughter sasha finishes high school. >> our attitude is that if you have a teenager and you really want to make sure that they never talk to you again, then pull them out of high school right in the middle of sophomore year. >> you're right, yeah. >> reporter: mary bruce, abc news, washington. and coming up, how the rest of the world rang in the new year. >> that's right. why so many celebrations this year saw stepped-up security. you're watching "world news now." 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. when i have an asthma attack... i feel scared. sometimes my parents have to take me to the hospital.
well, folks, the eagle cam has landed. hope springs eternal as we check in live on the southwest florida eagle cam! check that out. there he is -- she is -- having a good time. one of the bald eagle eggs hatched on saturday, but the other egg has not, okay? so, we've got our fingers crossed here. mom and dad are still sitting on the egg, keeping it warm. >> and everybody's watching. >> yep. i interviewed her earlier. she said, i'm just fine, i'm doing great. >> exclusive interview. >> keep praying for me. across cultures, it's become a tradition to ring in the new year with a bang, complete with fireworks and plenty of noise-makers. >> but in a sign of our increasingly troubled times, that tradition now more often than not also includes stepped-up security. here's abc's ariel roche yef. >> reporter: people around the world ringing in the new year
with a bang. new zealand the first to bid farewell to 2016. with australia not far behind, shower sydney harbor with purple rain and star-shaped fireworks, honoring prince and david bowie. this dazzling display in dubai, lighting up the world's tallest skyscraper. hours later, a high-colored fireworks fet illuminating famed parisian landmarks. then to london. big ben, the eye and other attractions aglow in a show-stopping spectacle. and in packed times square here in new york, more than a million people watched the glittering waterford crystal ball drop. >> happy new year! >> reporter: but with the celebrations, added vigilance following recent terror attacks in berlin and nice. the year coming to a close with stepped-up security at crowded landmarks across the globe. unprecedented measures taken in new york city -- 7,000 police officers fanned out across times square, many heavily armed. coast to coast, law enforcement
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tradition of hitting america's highways, looking for just the right traffic sign. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: last year's new year's card from the droes family, one in a series, which began 37 years ago in a story told by the "wall street journal," when the family was just a 3-year-old named laney and her single dad, dan, who took them out to a highway for this photo because of the sign. >> when i saw the intersection of 79 and 80, i realized that was the perfect place. >> reporter: a year later, similar thing, different sign, because 1981. a card that found its way to a woman named kathy, whom dan had a crush on. >> it's the end of december, i'll send her a new year's card. >> reporter: third year, there's kathy. she headlights the card. >> the card was an impetus to call back. >> reporter: and she ended up marrying dan, and on it went, as more kids came along and crowded into the frame, and then in later years as the kids started to disperse. >> this is life. children grow up. >> reporter: so they showed up in inserts.
>> looking at these pictures, the record just has brought back the moments in time. >> reporter: and so, from an all grown up family now, their card for 2017, from the side of a road, from the side of lots of roads -- >> happy new year! 6. >> reporter: john donvan, abc news. road sign for the year >> so, in case you didn't follow along, they stand in front of a road sign for the year that they're celebrating. >> right. there 2016. get it, folks? otherwise, it would be kind of like, why are you just standing there? >> exactly. this is so cool, david, one of the sons, was my neighbor. i saw this, i'm like, i know this guy! >> amazing! >> small world. happy new year, everybody. >> happy new year.
this morning this morning on" world news now," terror manhunt in turkey. the gunman on the loose and now the target of an international search. and we now know more about an american who was wounded in the violence. and donald trump questioning the government's evidence about russia's alleged hacking during the election. the president-elect's now back at his new york home getting set to receive an important intelligence briefing this week. he also had some advice about keeping information secure. then, mariah carey's new year's eve meltdown on stage in times square and in front of a tv audience of millions. what's being said about the moments when everything seemed to go wrong. lost and found. the amazing collection of everything left behind at airports, everything from smartphones to the mona lisa.
and who could forget this bronze bust? right there. all that ahead this monday, january 2nd, 2017. from abc news, this is "world news now." hi there. good morning, everyone. i'm marci gonzalez. >> i'm ryan smith. kendis and diane are off this morning. and we begin this half hour with the urgent manhunt for the lone gunman behind a horrific terror attack in turkey. >> the shooter opened fire as hundreds of people were ringing in the new year, leaving at least 39 people dead and nearly 70 wounded, many of them foreigners. at least one american was hurt, jacob rock of delaware, shot in the leg. more now from abc's jennifer eccleston. >> reporter: gunshots and chaos in istanbul, graphic videos capturing the moments during a gunman's rampage, both outside, and the terrifying moments inside a popular nightclub. here you can see the killer holding his weapon, walking around.
a witness turned on his cell phone, trying to hide near several parked cars. a different angle from the club door, people ducking and running, then a ricochet off the railing as the gunman approaches, firing one last shot at the man in red before going inside. [ sirens ] by the time the first ambulances arrived, it was too late for the dozens killed at the scene. >> i don't know. i saw one person there shooting. i'm hiding. >> reporter: now a massive manhunt is under way for the gunman who escaped and anyone else involved. this man says he made eye contact with the shooter as he arrived. he says the killer first targeted police and security, then bystanders. a local resident says many people mistook gunshots for new year's fireworks and rushed to the scene. >> people were falling down. >> reporter: the turkish prime minister visited with survivors in the hospital, one man telling
him it happened fast. as soon as he heard gunshots, he got down on the ground. funerals for victims have already started with dozens more to come, even as the hunt for the killer continues. jennifer eccleston, abc news, london. in syria, the cease-fire between the government and the main rebel group is holding, but there's still fighting. the area where the latest battles are now waged, it's not included in the cease-fire. more than 1,000 civilians fled the mountainous region outside of the syrian capital as the fighting spread. the russian diplomats ordered out the u.s. by president obama have packed up and left. the president expelled the diplomats, saying they were really spies. he ordered new sanctions on russian spy agencies for hacking political sites during the u.s. presidential election. two compounds belonging to the russians in maryland and new york were closed. president-elect donald trump is back in new york poised to meet with his intelligence officials this week to find out more about hacking evidence
against russia. before leaving his florida estate, trump continued to question russia's involvement, said to be aimed at interfering with the u.s. election. days after the obama administration imposed sanctions on russia and ejected dozens of diplomats, trump said he wants to make sure the intelligence community is correct. >> i know a lot about hacking and hacking is a very hard thing to prove, so it could be somebody else. and i also know things that other people don't know. and so, they cannot be sure of this situation. >> trump said no computer is safe, and he suggested using couriers to deliver important information. chicago closed out a deadly year with 762 homicides, the most in two decades. attacks on police officers nearly doubled in 2016. authorities are blaming much of the violence on gangs and illegal guns on the streets, but police also made more gun arrests and confiscated more guns. three people are dead after
the midair collision of two small planes on new year's eve. it happened at a small airport 35 miles north of dallas. both planes were on visual flight rules, meaning air traffic control was not involved. one plane came down on a storage facility, the other on a roadway. there were no survivors from either plane. no injuries from the ground reported. to wintry weather now. parts of seattle picked up several inches of snow for the new year. heavy snow and freezing fog caused several traffic accidents across king and snohomish counties. >> good move by you. snow returns to the area by the end of the week, and with more on the forecast, we are joined by accuweather's paul williams. happy new year, paul. >> good morning, ryan, marci. we have severe storms that's going to rumble its way through the deep south for texas, louisiana, arkansas, mississippi, going into alabama. damaging winds and hail, flooding, downpours and tornadoes possible. a different concern to the north.
widespread snowfall, between 6 to 12 inches of snow throughout portions of north dakota, going into northern portions of minnesota. then looking for cold to advance and overtake the entire country by thursday. marci, ryan? >> our thanks to paul. and marci, i know you're looking forward to the nfl playoffs. >> oh, i can't wait! >> right? >> i'm so psyched. >> starting this weekend? >> yep. i have my calendar marked. i was riveted to the tv last night as green bay's aaron rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the second half against the detroit lions. the packers won the game, 31-24, and i know this, because of course, i was watching. >> yes. >> yes. >> because you're a huge fan. >> yes. >> by the way, the green bay won the nfc north title and the right to host the giants in sunday's wild card playoff game. the early game is sunday, miami versus pittsburgh. saturday's games have the texans hosting the raiders and the lions visiting the seahawks. it will be good.
>> oh, yeah. well, mariah carey was a show-stopper on new year's eve, but not quite in the way that she wanted. >> yeah, not so much. >> the music started for her performance on "dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest," but she didn't. >> yeah. it all happened with millions of people watching on live television here on abc. dick clark productions emphatically denies it is responsible in any way for the problem, intentionally or otherwise. more now from abc's eva pilgrim. >> times square, let's hear it right now for mariah carey. >> reporter: mariah carey's meltdown, the ball drop before the ball drop that began innocently enough. ♪ should all acquaintance be forgot ♪ >> reporter: but no one will forget what happened next. ♪ i got a feeling >> reporter: the performance spiraling into disaster.
>> we can't hear, but i'll just get through the motions, okay? >> reporter: mariah carey standing on stage, not singing. >> we didn't have a check for this song, so we'll just say, it went to number one. >> reporter: carey tried turning it over to the crowd. >> i'm going to say, let the audience sing, okay? ♪ emotion >> reporter: the pop legend directing her dancers on stage. >> just flip me because you know how to do it. >> reporter: at one point speaking to the audience while her vocals could be heard. >> i want a holiday, too. can i not have one? >> reporter: just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, "we belong together" didn't go any better. millions watching on the abc broadcast. >> just don't get any better. >> reporter: carey immediately trending on twitter, some blasting the star, tweeting "i tried to sing along to mariah carey, but even mariah carey can't sing along to mariah
carey." others showing their support -- "way to handle that with grace, girl." mariah explaining it with an expletive that "stuff happens," in a statement saying that her earpiece was not working. right here you can see her fiddling with it. carey's reps say they told the stage manager about the problem, but it was not fixed. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> oh. >> oh. i kind of feel for her. >> you do? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> if it really was an accident, how embarrassing. >> you know, it happens to us, right? you've been live when your feedback or it's not going right in your ear. but here's the thing, she blamed it on a lack of a sound check, first of all. sources at dick clark productions told tmz she refused a sound check. maybe that would have helped. >> oh, yeah. >> not only that, look at the dancers. they're in perfect sync. >> right. so why weren't they having the problem? >> yeah. >> oh. i don't know. >> her earpiece is kind of the most important, so something's fishy. >> i have a feeling this is not the last that we'll hear about this.
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there was a wide variety of costumes for the polar bear plunge in eddinborough, scotland. the loony dook, it's called. the final event. some of the swimmers were dressed up formally, right? >> i love -- is that your scottish accent that you tried there? >> the loony dook, yeah. >> some dressed formally, others more colorful, as you can see. about 1,000 people took the plunge. another 1,000 just watched. those were the smart ones. >> yeah, i would be one of those. >> absolutely. by the way, this is little baby nathan peralta, the first baby born in 2017 in new york city. >> cutie. >> he entered the world eight minutes after midnight, 7 pounds, 11 ounces. >> little nathan was not expected to arrive for two more weeks, but the doctors worried about the mother's blood pressure so they decided to induce. >> already he's number one. go, nathan. across the nation, 2017 is already shaping up to be a pretty big year for high-profile legal battles. >> yeah, famous names are set to have their cases heard, and here's abc's senior legal
correspondent sunny hostin. >> mr. cosby! >> reporter: they are the crimes that dominated the headlines in 2016, rocking hollywood. a big year that turned binge-watchers into crime-solvers. >> this is a prepaid call from -- >> adnan syed. >> reporter: adnan syed's story has captivated millions since 2014 launch of the podcast "serial." it recounts then 17-year-old's arrest and conviction for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend hae min lee. sayed was sentenced to life behind bars but has always maintained his innocence. >> it is what it is. if someone believes me or not, you know, i have no control over it. >> reporter: but the now 34-year-old is getting another chance, a maryland judge granting him a retrial, that new trial on hold in the appellate courts. the netflix docuseries "making a murderer" turned millions into armchair detectives. >> common sense all point to one
person. >> reporter: the new year comes with new hope for steven avery to try to get his conviction for the 2005 murder of teresa halbach overturned, with a new, high-powered attorney by his side. >> we're going to get to the murder of teresa halbach and we firmly believe we'll establish that it was not steven avery. >> reporter: then there's es eccentric millionaire robert durst, the focus of hbo's do docuseries "the jinx." >> what the hell did i do? killed them all, of course. >> reporter: as that finale aired, durst was arrested for the 2000 shooting death of his friend, susan berman. according to the "associated press" in newly released transcripts, durst told prosecutors in march of 2015 "i just didn't really, really think that i was going to end up arrested." also, he allegedly claimed he was intoxicated throughout the taping of the hit hbo miniseries
saying "i was on meth. i was on meth the whole time. it should have been obvious." the trial is expected to take place in los angeles later this year. he has pleaded not guilty. and quite possibly the most sensational case of 2017 is the trial of america's dad, bill cosby, for years beamed into our living rooms as the patriarch of the huxtable family. cosby faces a sexual assault accusation in court this year. former temple university employee andrea constand alleges the 79-year-old entertainer drugged and molested her at his pennsylvania home in 2004. prosecutors want 13 of his 50 accusers to testify. they say to show cosby had a signature pattern of behavior that spanned decades. cosby's attorney's claiming that his age and failing eyesight render him unfit to defend himself. his attorneys have consistently
denied the allegations from these women. trial is set to begin this summer. >> quite a legal year coming up. our thanks to sunny hostin for that. and coming up in our next half hour, a pair of high-profile new year's day protests. brazen stunts in hollywood and minneapolis that stunned onlookers. so, how did these daredevils pull it off? but first, those millions of air travelers who packed the skies this holiday and what many of them left behind at the airports. what you need to know about the airport lost and found before you take your next trip. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues ♪ babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait. did you know that people born from 1945 through 1965 have the highest rates of hepatitis c, but most don't know they're infected? people can live for decades without symptoms,
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♪ a hasty evacuation sent dozens of passengers scrambling at tampa international airport. the terminal at the airport was evacuated for about an hour sunday afternoon. authorities later determined there was a false alarm triggered by a carry-on bag in a screening device. no other incidents were reported and the rest of the airport stayed open. even without an evacuation alarm going off, airport arrivals and departures are hectic enough for airline travelers. >> oh, absolutely. >> oh, yeah. >> so, it's no surprise that all too often, travelers leave something behind. but what may be hard to believe is what some of those forgotten items actually are. here's abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: 45 million travellers taking to the skies over the holidays, many leaving something behind.
check-in, bag drops, security, and those waits at the gate, a gauntlet to get through with all of your belongings. >> we kind of see it all here. >> reporter: inside the lost and found at denver international airport, wallets, i.d.s, jewelry galore, phone after phone, and wait for it -- >> people this year actually left behind a chainsaw, a 70-inch flat-screen tv, a ninja blender system, a hoverboard. >> reporter: in miami, a laptop graveyard and bag after bag! not sure how someone forgot this bronze bust or left mona lisa behind. tsa checkpoints are the most common black hole. if you do leave something behind, file a claim with your airline and the airport right away. call the airport lost and found directly. the more details you can give, the better chance you have at getting your belongings back. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> and if anybody found a retainer on an american airlines flight, it's this guy's. >> it's a soft retainer, folks. she's laughing at me the whole commercial break.
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percy, don't steal food, but this cat is very tricky. >> the cat doesn't listen? shocking. >> they put some cinnamon rolls up. look, spotted percy taking it. caught in the act. wait. another picture percy caught right there. >> oh, my gosh. >> you got me? >> totally. >> now percy apparently can open tupperware containers, steal out of backpacks. i mean, they saw this cat near a bank yesterday, had him arrested. this guy's all over. >> do they actually have a picture of the cat eating the sweets? do cats eat that stuff? >> you know. look at that face. >> guilty looking face. >> what happened was -- no, percy. no. we got you, man. >> i wonder if the cat tries to break into the nutella. because this next story -- i love nutella. >> you do? >> oh, my gosh, it's so good. you just want to go at it. >> wait, what? >> so, this woman -- yeah. she is doing a demonstration on how to make a face mask and the main ingredient is nutella.
i guess it's to help treat dark spots? >> if you put it on your face, do you want to eat it, too? >> it's a mixture. you don't eat it afterwards. >> oh. >> don't eat it, but her skin looks great -- yuck. her face looks great afterwards, but i don't know if it's because of the nutella. i'd rather just eat it. maybe just buy a face mask and eat the nutella and don't try to combine the things? but what do i know? >> oh, man, okay. okay, now, last thing here is, if you go to sports games, you know all about kiss cam. you know about kiss cam, right? >> oh, yeah. >> take a look. this is kiss cam from the world junior hockey championships. kiss cam's on him. got the woman's face and he's like, if you're not goes to kiss me, this thing will. >> having a moment with the beer. >> taking it down. >> seems about right, guys and the love affair -- >> why is she hiding her face? is this not her boyfriend? >> oh. >> is the beer really his lover? >> she's got something to hide. i wonder.
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this morning on this morning on "world news now," a desperate search is being conducted for the gunman responsible for the new year's nightclub attack in turkey. dozens were killed, many more injured, the suspect slipping away in the chaos, now on the run. details straight ahead. the president-elect is still casting doubt on what u.s. intelligence is saying about russia's alleged hacking during last year's campaign. he's about to hold important meetings with intelligence officials who will lay out their case. the transition is moving forward with 18 days to go until inauguration day. and new this half hour, a very long wait is over here in new york city. a new subway has finally opened with riders being able to take their first trips today. the entire project was about, only about a century in the planning, i would say. >> oh, is that all? and some new comments about mariah carey's new year's
performance in times square. the show's producer is now weighing in about what happened on stage. the details coming up in "the skinny" on this monday, january 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm ryan smith. >> and i'm marci gonzalez. kendis and diane are off this morning. we begin this half hour with the desperate search for a terrorist after that grisly nightclub massacre in turkey. >> the gunfire erupted in the early hours of the new year as partygoers celebrated at the popular istanbul club packed with tourists and locals. and when it was all over, at least 39 people were dead, nearly 70 wounded, and the attacker had managed to escape. abc's alex marquardt has the latest. >> reporter: this was the scene in istanbul's popular upscale reina nightclub at midnight. >> ten, nine, eight! >> reporter: the partiers dancing, waving sparklers, confetti flying, as the new year is running in.
>> two, one! >> happy new year! >> reporter: but just over an hour later, surveillance video captures this ominous scene just outside the club -- bullets ricocheting on the street, people running for cover. from the opposite angle, graphic video of a man in black pointing his rifle. authorities say the suspect killed a police officer and another person on the street before storming the club. the view from inside shows a gunman dressed in white wearing a hood. authorities believe the attacker changed his clothes. he stayed inside for seven terrifying minutes, shooting at the crowd that had ghered, an estimated 600 people. "my husband told me to get on the ground. then a man came," this woman says. "on my left, right, everyone was crying. the smell of gun powder was everywhere." revelers reportedly jumped into the city's bosphorus river next to the club, desperate to escape. in the chaos, the attacker slips away and is still on the run. an eyewitness captured this
video of the immediate aftermath. a man's body lying in the street, panicked, yelling, as ambulances race to the scene. survivors crying, embracing each other, still dressed to celebrate. at least 39 people dead, including more than two dozen foreigners. the club popular with tourists, dozens more injured, including at least one american. an anguished son weeping over his father's casket as authorities scramble to find the person responsible. americans warned by the consulate to shelter in place. the u.s. and turkey are calling this a terrorist attack. so far, there's been no claim of responsibility, but turkish police sources tell us they do believe the shooter showed signs of being a trained isis fighter. alex marquardt, abc news, istanbul. north korea's putting the international community on edge hinting it's going to test a long-range missile. in his new year's speech, kim
jong-un said preparations for launching an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time has reached a final stage. he said the country is boosting military capabilities further unless the u.s. ends joint military exercises with south korea. and a u.s. general is praising iraqi forces fighting to retake mosul from isis. brigadier general rick uribe told the "ap" iraqi forces are at their peek and are adjusting well to the realities of the battlefield. he also lauded iraqi efforts to retake civilians. and it will take at least three months to liberate mosul. donald trump is casting doubt on u.s. intelligence that found russia meddled in the presidential election to help him win. as he prepares to meet with intelligence officials this week, trump claims he is already quite knowledgeable about hacking. abc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump's ringing in the new year with new pushback. >> i know a lot about hacking, and hacking is a very hard thing to prove, so it could be somebody else.
>> reporter: the president-elect at his new year's eve bash in florida, still doubting u.s. intelligence and questioning if russia interfered in the election. >> so i want them to be sure. i think it's unfair if they don't know. >> reporter: 17 agencies concluded russia was behind the hacking. now trump suggests there's more to it. >> i also know things that other people don't know. and so, they cannot be sure of the situation. >> reporter: trump will be briefed by leaders of the intelligence community next week and is promising more details. >> what do you know that other people don't know? >> you'll find out tuesday or wednesday. >> reporter: the top democrat on the house intelligence committee tells our jonathan karl the evidence is ironclad. >> it's very solid. it's indeed overwhelming. if he's going to have any credibility as president, he needs to stop talking this way. >> reporter: president obama has already retaliated, including shutting down two lavish russian diplomatic retreats and evicting dozens of russian diplomats from the u.s. that plane now moscow-bound.
trump's team questioning the white house's motivation. >> there is a question of political retribution here versus a diplomatic response. >> reporter: but even some republicans want more punishment. >> we will be working for much tougher sanctions against russia. they attacked the united states of america. the hacking was an attack. >> reporter: trump says the only way for sure to protect from cyber attacks -- >> you know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because i'll tell you what, no computer is safe. >> reporter: and dhs is now weighing in on new concerns that the russians may also have targeted the american electrical system. a code linked to the russians was found on a laptop associated with a vermont electrical company, but dhs says there are no signs that the hackers penetrated the power grid itself. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. queen elizabeth missed a traditional new year's day church service sunday because of a lingering cold. her husband, prince philip, did attend the service, along with
other members of the royal family. the queen also missed the christmas church service last week for the first time in decades, but the palace says there is no cause for concern. back here at home, the recovery efforts for a small plane that disappeared over lake erie resumes this morning. six people were aboard the plane, including the pilot, john fleming, his wife, and their two sons. there have been multiple reports of debris washing ashore. the plane disappeared from radar on thursday after taking off from cleveland's lakefront airport. the new public works commissioner in a suburban detroit county is vowing to fix the sewer line that created a major sinkhole. that mess also forced the evacuation of 22 homes. the commissioner says some of the families may be able to return in about a week. the sinkhole was caused by an 11-foot sewer line that clogged and collapsed. the south is bracing for wet weather on this second day of the year. there could be even some severe storms. >> oh, doesn't look good. accuweather's paul williams is
joining us with the latest track of the storm. paul? >> good morning, ryan, marci. right now we're bracing for the worst of the worst in the deep south. severe thunderstorms and the threat of actual tornados and that's going to be precipitated by this low pressure system that's going to track towards the northeast and it's going to dig into that moisture that's coming out of the gulf. the combination will make for widespread rain showers throughout the southeast, mid-mississippi valley region and up towards even indiana. and rain's going to range between 2 to even 4 inches some areas, so we're bracing for a chance of flash flooding. slippery conditions throughout the ohio valley region, pockets of drizzle and rain throughout the mid-atlantic, slippery conditions for monday. then when we take a look at tuesday, the northeast is covered by this inundating amount of rain that's causing travel delays from bangor down to richard. marci, ryan? >> thank you, paul. nearly a century after it was proposed, a new subry line has opened up in new york. the 2nd avenue line's first train left the station at noon yesterday. the three new stations serve
manhattan's far upper east side, which has not had subway service up until now. >> and the mood of the thousands of riders on the first day was festive, you know, the way it always is when you ride the subway here in new york. everyone smiling and friendly. nearly all just were taking a ride to celebrate, weren't really going anywhere, most of them. the 2nd avenue line connects riders to brooklyn, and hopefully, relieves some crowding elsewhere. >> you know, this was so important. i know it will sound like a new york story, but think of it this way. if you come to visit new york, there is a whole other side of town on the east side, and they really had no way to get there for about four to five blocks, you know, to the east. >> well, you can take the bus. >> and then another 50 blocks up. >> you can take the bus. >> well, i mean, you know, subwaywise. >> you could take a cab. you could walk. yes, we are very spoiled by our subway system. >> they've been trying do this for 100 years! and now look. it's beautifully colorful and it's packed. look at that. >> doesn't have the lovely scents, you know, the smells of the new york city subway just yet. just wait. give it a few days.
>> it will be there. give it an hour. >> right. >> two hours. well, coming up, a temporary makeover for the iconic hollywood sign. oh, yeah, that's different. the change all too obvious to see. more about that, straight ahead. and mariah carey's onstage meltdown. it is becoming something of a war of words between the star's people and the team that put the big new year's show together. >> uh-oh. >> yeah. stay with us. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol. "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol. you by lysol. the worst thing about toilet they don't stay in the toilet. disinfect your bathroom with lysol bathroom trigger... ...lysol power foamer... ...and lysol toilet bowl cleaner. they kill 99.9% of germs including e. coli.
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pull it all off. here's abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: the new year kicking off with the two brazen stunts. in hollywood, a shocking sight. the iconic 45-foot-tall hollywood sign altered to read hollyweed. >> it makes you wonder how they did it. >> reporter: marijuana enthusiasts pulling the same prank on new year's day in 1976. >> i kind of like the traditional sign, but it's kind of cool being here at the moment. >> reporter: at the vikings/bears football game in minneapolis, two protesters, one wearing that purple brett favre jersey, dangling from the rafters of u.s. bank stadium, unfurling this giant banner above the crowd -- "divest no adpl," it read, a rallying cry for those protesting the construction of the dakota access pipeline. the game going on uninterrupted. experts say the stunts expose lapses in security. >> it just showed people who may want to commit say a crime where people are going to get hurt that there are weaknesses and gaps in security measures in these different types of locations and they can exploit
that. >> reporter: the hollywood sign is back to normal. so far, no word from lapd on who might be responsible. phillip mena, abc news, los angeles. >> it's very ambitious of whoever did the hollyweed. not really what you would think of for a pothead. like you think you want to celebrate, just like sit home and chill, order a pizza. but instead, you go and do that? >> although you think, dude, i have an idea, let's mess with the hollywood sign. >> yeah, you sit and laugh about it, but do you actually go and do it? >> then you're facing misdemeanor trespassing charge. oops. >> but you made national news, so i don't know. >> and i mean -- by the way, the minnesota one, two protesters arrested. so things didn't work out perfectly for these guys. >> they didn't. although the hollywood person has not been caught yet. >> and we're talking about it. >> exactly. >> i don't know. all right, when we come back, what mariah carey is saying about her new year's eve meltdown on live tv. >> and why cnn cut off anchor don lemon's mike. "the skinny's" coming up next. "world news now" continues
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eve with ryan seacrest" right here on abc. she had just finished singing "auld lang syne" when the wheels basically just came off the tracks. >> well, happy new year! ♪ emotion >> we can't hear, but i'll just get through the motions, okay? ♪ all right. we didn't have a check for this song, so we'll just say, it went to number one, and that's what it is. okay. ♪ feels like a dream >> we're missing some of this vocal, but it is what it is. >> oh, man. >> you can see how frustrated she was, right? you see it on her face? >> it doesn't get easier to watch. >> no. >> that is painful. >> you think that was bad, by the way? things only got worse. she eventually walks off the
stage. >> yes! it just don't get any better. >> yeah. >> she actually walked off the stage, but i'm amazed she lasted how long she did out there the way things were going. >> and you could tell she was still angry afterwards because she tweeted a profane phrase after the performance, saying "blank happens," and you know what i mean by blank. >> yeah, we do. >> her people, by the way, blaming technical difficulties. but in a late-night statement, dick clark productions denied that, saying in part, "to suggest it would intentionally compromise the success of any artist is absurd." ooh! a fight is on. >> yeah, but oh, there were some choice tweets after that. >> yes. >> and this is, yeah, quite a talker that we'll be hearing about for a while, i think. >> yeah. imagine being the sound guy that night. i feel for whoever that person was. >> but you know, that person probably knows the real story. like, nope, there was no problem, or if there really was a problem and the person's just kind of keeping their mouth shut. >> look forward to an exclusive. >> yes.
meantime, there were some cringe-worthy moments on another network at about the same time. >> yeah. you know, so, cnn -- i don't know if you catch their midnight show. cnn anchor don lemon hosting the network's new year's eve coverage from new orleans. he had reportedly been pounding shots of tequila. >> oh, boy. >> but it was while he was ushering in the new year with brooke baldwin, lambasting the old year, that producers actually cut his mike. >> i can't hear. >> i can't hear a damn thing! >> it doesn't matter! >> i know. >> seriously, having a moment. >> 2016 was awful. >> oh, and there he goes! >> okay! well, maybe they just wanted it quiet. fill in the blanks of why you thought 2016 was awful. oh, what's going on here? okay. also during the broadcast, lemon got his ear pierced live on the air. now, was this planned or was this a result of the tequila? and are men still piercing their ears in 2017? >> on live television. >> is this coming back?
>> maybe don's bringing it back! look, don and i go way back. >> okay. >> he -- i don't know what to say. i'm just going to leave it at that. >> you don't want to get in trouble with your friend. all right. we'll move on. and finally, we have a final celebrity passing to report. now, this has been a really tough year for celebrities passing away. >> oh, yeah. >> it's been hard. so, in 2016, an actor, william christopher -- you might not know his name, but i'm sure you might know his face. he died after a battle with lung cancer. he was most famously known for the role of father mulcahy on "m.a.s.h.." >> you see, gail is planning to go to medical school. i've been helping her study. it's as simple as that. at least i thought it was, until i suddenly found myself on the receiving end of a rather ardent embrace. >> what? >> she hugged the stuffing out of me! [ laughter ] >> now, you know, did you watch "m.a.s.h." growing up? >> not really. >> before your time a little?
>> a little bit. >> it was a little before my time, too. but i have to tell you, he was really just one of the amazing characters of that show, 84 years old. wonderful man. >> it was a little bit before my time too, but i have to tell you, it really -- he was really just one of the amazing characters of the show, 84 years old.
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♪ with the arrival of the new year comes a whole new crop of long-awaited blockbuster hopefuls at the box office. >> that's right, and they come amid a whole new hollywood awards season and abc's chris connelly has a preview of what's hitting theaters this year. >> reporter: if 2017 sets up as a year of seismic change, these months-in-the-making movies hope to offer the familiar pleasures that franchises bring, like the marvel cinematic universe, putting the band back together for "guardians of the galaxy part 2." >> do you need a hug? >> no. no, i do not. >> the long-awaited live action version of "beauty and the beast" with a shimmering emma watson as its bookish heroine.
hits theaters this march. >> hello. >> you can talk. >> well, of course he can talk! >> wonder woman gets her own movie this summer amid the strife and sorrow of world war i. is there a "fast 8"? there sure is! call it "the fate of the furious." >> we're going to need a bigger truck! >> the weekend before valentine's day brings the sequel "50 shades darker." dakota johnson and jamie dornan reteaming for sweet torment. "pirates of the caribbean: dead men tell no tales" has javier bardem eager to find johnny depp's jack sparrow. >> find sparrow for me. >> but it's not all fun and games. the world war ii drama "dunkirk" puts christopher nolan back into the director's chair. jada pinkett smith and queen latifah hit the road for "girls trip." "ghost on the shelf" offers scarlett johansson. jake gyllenhaal and ryan reynolds are in orbit when something goes a little awry.
that's life. and then "the dark tower." and no gravitas needed for "the lego batman movie" in which the caped construction fights crime with an overexuberant ryan. >> do i get a costume? i love it! these pants are just a little tight. i've got an idea. rip! that's better! >> all that, plus a "spider-man" reboot, another "transformers" sequel, and by december, "star wars episode viii." it's not the worst time to have something loud to look forward to opposite. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> i have not heard of more than half of those movies, but some of them look really good! i'm kind of excited. >> some of them look good. "dunkirk," saw the preview, amazing. >> you're all fired up about that one. >> fired up. >> and "fast and furious 48"? >> "fast and furious 8." they're in a car again. >> shocking. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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