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making news in america this morning, president trump siding with roy moore. >> he totally denies it. he says it didn't happen. >> reports this morning that the president privately doubted moore's accusers. also new this morning, additional accusers coming forward accusing tv icon charlie rose of sexual misconduct. rose's unexpected response to the scandal that got him fired. new video shows the moment a north korean soldier speeds in a jeep for the border then makes a run for south korea before being shot multiple times. this morning, see how he made it. remembering a '70s teen heartthrob. >> look, i didn't ask those girls to chase me. >> david cassidy dies at 67. how he captivated a generation and the wish he made as he took on dementia. plus, john lennon's personal
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items, his diary, even his famous glasses found overseas. see who stole them from yoko ono and how they were recovered. and the big news overnight about prince harry and his american girlfriend, meghan markle. a good wednesday morning. we begin with breaking news overseas. a u.s. navy plane has crashed in the pacific. >> this all happening in the last few moments. we know now there were 11 people and at this hour search and rescue operations are under way in the philippine sea. eight recovered all in good condition. >> the navy says in a statement the transport plane was on its way to the "uss ronald reagan." the names of the crew and passengers are being withheld pending notification of their families. >> so, this is from the pacific fleet which has been involved
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in two deadly accidents in the last five months, the most recent in august when the "uss john mccain" collided with an oil tanker near singapore. ten sailors were killed in that accident. we're going to bring you more details on today's crash as soon as we get it. and now to politics and president trump's first public reaction to roy moore's sexual scandal. the president has all but endorsed the republican saying the nation can't afford a democrat in that senate seat. >> and a statement comes as we're hearing for the first time from veteran newsman charlie rose who has now been fired amid growing allegations against him. abc stephanie ramos is tracking both stories for us. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: kendis, diane, good morning. for days now the white house has said alabama voters should decide who takes the senate seat but now president trump is saying it should not go to a democrat even though the republican senate candidate roy moore is accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. president trump doesn't usually
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hold back his opinions, but for 12 days he didn't say much about the sexual misconduct accusations against republican senate candidate roy moore. >> mr. president, is an accused child molester better than a democrat? >> he totally denies it. he says it didn't happen. and, you know, you have to listen to him also. >> reporter: the president who has also had sexual allegations made against him sticking with the former alabama judge's denials. eight women have come forward saying they were in some ways sexually assaulted by moore 40 years ago. some were teens at the time. the president insisting there is no other option in this race. >> what do you think about his candidacy? >> i can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there, a democrat. >> reporter: in a tuesday night interview on the alabama cable network, moore vehemently denounced the allegations against him. >> i never dated underage women, and i never engaged in sexual misconduct with anybody. >> reporter: but women we spoke to in alabama said moore had a reputation. >> he preferred younger women
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and to keep an eye on the young girls while they were working because he would try to date them, and sometimes it made them nervous. >> reporter: sexual allegations rocking both the political and media world. accusations of sexual misconduct against veteran journalist charlie rose have cost him his job at cbs news, pbs and bloomberg tv. rose first apologized to his accusers and then later said this to splash news. >> do you want to say anything to tho that's accusing you of all these wrongdoings? >> it's not wrongdoings. >> gayle king spoke about her former "cbs this morning" co-host charlie rose last night on stephen colbert and she called all of this very painful. kendis, diane. >> our thanks to stephanie ramos there in d.c. thank you. and michigan congressman john conyers is facing an ethic newspaper called on him to resign. the 88-year-old democrat
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has acknowledged using taxpayer to settle the claim of a former staffer who says she was fired for refusing his sexual advances. conyers denies the allegations. buzzfeed reports another aide planned to sue conyers for sexual harassment but dropped the suit. meanwhile, congresswoman jackie spiers says conyers is not one of the two members of congress she referred to last week as having engaged in sexual misconduct implying there are others. okay, so this is fascinating. dramatic video released overnight showing a north korean soldier making a run for it. he was shot six times during his daring escape to the south and it was caught on camera. abc's joohee cho from seoul. >> reporter: what you see here is the northern territory above the dmz. that jeep spotted on surveillance camera racing down the road towards the south at least to the demarcation line. in that jeep is the defector. that white building is controlled by the north koreans and we're told that there is a barricade there which we can't see in this video. the jeep seems to slow down for a moment then quickly speeds up. don't know if you caught that moment just now, but there is a soldier that runs after the
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vehicle. it looks like the defector broke through the bars, then races past this bridge. these are the north korean soldiers on guard at the joint security area. after noticing that jeep, four of them running to the jeep. they're fully armed. now, this shows the jeep falling into a ditch, then stuck there he then jumps out, sprints for life to the south. at the same time north korean soldiers firing guns. one of them that looks like he's just fallen is actually diving into a crouching position to shoot. then here this is the moment when a north korean soldier in pursuit of this defector steps across the white line, which would be a violation of the cease-fire agreement. after a few steps he quickly realizes that he's crossed then hurries back to their side. infrared imagery showing two south korean troops trying to rescue the fallen defector carefully crawling then dragging this man to safety. joohee cho, abc news, seoul, south korea.
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>> just incredible there. by the way, when the 24-year-old soldier woke up after surgery, he asked if he was in south korea, and when he was told he was there, and he was safe, he asked to hear some south korean pop music. he told the doctor when he recovers he wants to study law. >> all right. dance party. three military personnel are being reassigned from their roles at the white house after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during president trump's recent trip to asia. "the washington post" says the three service members are noncommissioned army officers who broke curfew in vietnam. now, this comes just months after four service members were removed from vice president mike pence's detail for bringing women to their hotel in panama. the thanksgiving holiday escape is now under way for millions of americans. take a look at the gridlock on the freeway in los angeles overnight. aaa predicts a 3% increase in holiday traffic this year and let's take a look now at the weather for the holiday weekend. good morning. travel weather for wednesday looking pretty good for the
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midwest, southwest as well as the southeast, even along the east coast. problem areas along the northwest corner of the country where it's going to be not so great to travel for wednesday. we go into thanksgiving day, high pressure on one side of the country. on the other chilly but clear, warm but clear. rainy northwest, rainy down in florida, and then for that big shopping day, watch out for scattered showers in the north central part of the country. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul william coming up, the massive data breach that uber is accused of covering up. also ahead, buyer beware, the top counterfeit product on the market this holiday season and how you can make sure you're not being ripped off. and the secret behind these glasses and other items that once belonged to john lennon and have just been recovered
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the search for a missing argentinean submarine in the south atlantic is becoming more desperate as those 44 crew members on board are expected to run out of oxygen today. they haven't been heard from for a week since reporting a battery problem. the weather has improved so search crews are more hopeful. crews from seven countries are now part of that search. uber has now revealed a massive cyberattack last year that impacted 57 million customers as well as drivers. new york's attorney general is now investigating the breach. uber says that personal information of customers was compromised, but none of the data went public because the company paid the hackers $100,000 to recover the data and keep the breach a secret. federal agents are cracking down on counterfeit products as the holiday shopping season ramps up. 20% of all of counterfeit goods in the u.s. come through jfk airport in new york where agents
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are seizing a record number of fake products including electronics and even fake medication. they say viagra is now the number one target for counterfeiters. >> if consumers want to buy it, counterfeiters will be able to make it. >> many bogus drugs contain herbs. some even contain saw dust. agents also found knockoff perfume and cologne that contained horse urine. >> ew. >> they say the only way to avoid being ripped off is to buy the items at anchorized retailer. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. more than 100 pieces of stolen john lennon memorabilia were recovered in germany. the includes include glasses, diaries, even handwritten music scores stolen from yoko ono's new york home 11 years ago. police have arrested one man but another suspect is in turkey. they believe he once worked for ono as a chauffeur. when we come back, the major scandal hitting a professional ccusing eam.
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national prominence in 1970 with the tv series "the partridge family." ♪ spread a little loving ♪ it will keep moving on >> reporter: starring as keith partridge, son of shirley partridge, who was played by cassidy's real-life stepmother, shirley jones. songs on the tv sitcom topped the pop charts. ♪ i think i love you ♪ i think i love you ♪ i think i love you >> reporter: cassidy produced numerous albums with "the partridge family" and some solo ones. he continued his music career into his later years when he began to suffer from substance abuse. earlier this year cassidy announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia describing on "the dr. phil show" how he first realized he may suffer from the disease. >> when friends of yours or family members begin to say to you, remember i just told you this two days ago and there's no memory of it, that's when i began to be very concerned. >> what do you want to most be
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remembered for? >> spreading love, bringing light into people's lives, and soul because i know i'm a loving, caring human being. i don't mind being remembered for being an alcoholic. i don't mind being that. >> reporter: david cassidy was 67 years old. adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. >> and the reactions have just been pouring in overnight. >> yeah, among them "brady bunch's" maureen mccormick tweeting, so very sad to hear of david cassidy passing. deep down i dreamt of being a partridge. and marie osmond, of course, wrote, he graced the covers of teen magazines with my brothers in the '70s. my condolences to his family. our website has more tributes and more on cassidy's life and career on we turn now to the
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search for a suspected serial killer in tampa, florida. police have raised the reward to $110,000. four people have been killed in the same neighborhood. police are trying to find a man seen on surveillance video. they say anxiety is running high with the holiday approaching. meanwhile, a disturbing article in "the new yorker" magazine quotes a homicide expert who studies criminal records. he says 2,000 serial killers could be at large in the u.s. right now. the justice department investigating harvard university's affirmative action program. the investigation stems from a federal complaint that accuses the school of discriminating against asian-americans during the admissions process. now, harvard faces a december deadline to provide some information to those investigators or face a potential lawsuit. olympic gold medalist gabby douglas has come forward to say she is a victim of former team dr. larry nassar. douglas joined two teammates in making the claim against nassar. on instagram she said she did not go public before because the memories of the sexual abuse were so painful. the accusation comes days after
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♪ time to check "the pulse" starting with prince harry saying good-bye to his long distance relationship. >> yes, as you can see it right there, harry's american gifriend meghan markle is reportedly moving in with them now that markle has wrapped up her last season on the tv series "suits." she's expected to live with harry in his two-bedroom cottage on the grounds of kensington palace. >> a source tells "people" magazine harry believes markle is the one and a royal wedding could come next summer. >> we're going to london. >> i am getting ready for my invitation. >> whoo! this is what it's going to look like. >> i bet. that's the dress and everything. yeah. so, there's a new mystery surrounding a former bas player who is best known for his height. >> that's right. manute bol was the tallest nba player in history at 7'7" tall.
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here he is with teammate spud webb who is -- >> 5'7". yeah, good two feet there. >> pretty big difference there. the coach who brought bol to the u.s. from sudan says he made up bol's age because bol didn't know his own birthday. >> the coach believes bol was closer to 40 during his rookie season. not 22. >> what? >> if true bol who died in 2010 would have been playing in the nba at age 50 making him the tallest and the oldest player ever and on top of his game at the same time also >> pretty cool. a rookie who currently plays in the nba is making news this morning. he managed to use thanksgiving as a teaching experience for kids and himself. >> jarrett allen of the brooklyn nets took 25 middle schools to the grocery store and gave them each $75 to buy their thanksgiving dinners. >> he also gave them a shopping list, pencils, calculators to teach them how to budget. the 19-year-old said he needed to learn some budget tips himself since this is his first thanksgiving away from home. >> ah. he's going to tally up that grocery list.
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good morning. it is wednesday, november 22nd, the day before thanksgiving. thank you for joining us. 4:27 a.m. >> i can taste the pumpkin pie, the gravy, give me good weather to go with it. >> i wish we could smell like that. downtown disney smells like the season. >> delicious. >> fog is the big story this morning up in the north bay. quarter mile visibility in santa rosa to half and you'll find some dangerously low visibility. so please be careful. it's a little hazy this morning. check out your temperatures and we're running mainly in the low to mid-50s. we do have some 40s, clear lake, 49. warmer in san francisco. up in the hills, los gatos, 62.
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your 12-hour day planner next. here's sue. >> we're hoping for light this morning but it is a getaway day for a lot of folks on the roads. no fog there and traffic is flowing nicely. this pretty much tells the picture. it's all green. that is heading to the bay bridge from san francisco before 4th street. emergency guardrail repair there because of an overnight accident, chp has issued a sig alert. we'll follow up in a couple of minutes. >> all right, sue, thank you. happening today two former high school students are coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse at a prominent south bay high school, and they say the school covered it up for decades. >> these allegations are getting national attention. abc 7 news reporter matt keller live for us at presentation high school in san jose. matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha.
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presentation high school means no student will be here today but two former students will be speaking out about the changes that they want to see here. that will be taking place later today at a law firm here in san jose. the two former presentation high school students will share their sexual abuse stories and allegations. presentation high school has covered up sexual abuse claims for more than three decades. they are asking for changes they say will protect students from sexual abuse. she wrote an article on her sexual abuse at the all-girls catholic school saying that has sparked other former or current students to come forward about their sexual abuse by teachers. according to our media partner "the mercury news" presentation's principal sent parents a letter about the allegations. she wrote these cases are being thoroughly investigated and we will not be able to share the conclusions because of privacy law. but we want you to know what is
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occurring to ensure rumors and false information do not make their way through the school community. the press conference is scheduled for 11:00 this morning. matt, thank you. the driving force behind pixar is the latest movie exec accused of sexual misconduct. >> co-founder and chief john lassiter is taking a six-month sabbatical after admitting to missteps that made some employees uncomfortable. in an e-mail he apologized to anyone who received an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape or form. disney is the parent company of pixar and abc 7. it is 4:30 now. let's get a check of your weather and traffic starting with mike nicco. >> how this day unfolds with your accuweather day planner.


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