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so call now for free information. and you'll also get this free beneficiary planner. and it's yours just for calling. so call now. this this burglar had an especially tough time breaking in to a car dealership in lakeland, florida. not only took him forever to get through a hole in the wall, but he nearly lost his shorts on the way in. once inside he rummaged around to find something of major
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value, but in the end it appears he only got away with a power generator. >> oh, florida man. >> florida man. well, researchers are signing up hundreds of couples to participate in testing a new form of male birth control. >> okay. so it's a gel. it's applied by the man that is absorbed into the back and shoulders. the gel is meant to reduce sperm production to low or nonexistent levels. >> for the study, a man will apply the gel daily for up to 12 weeks to determine if it causes any unacceptable side effects. if sperm levels do drop to a certain level, the man will enter a year-long trial. >> i do love the stock video that we have. participants are being recruited in los angeles and seattle. you can see our website, wnnfans, for more information. >> so, like, this research -- so maybe you have a kid because it didn't work out? >> yeah, i mean -- what's the fail rate? >> yeah.
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>> and do they pay for the kid for 18 years if it failed? i mean, i don't know. more than 1/3 of millennials across the country are living at home with their parents. >> in new jersey that number has surged 47% of the state's residents between 18 and 34 need to figure something out because they still live with mom, dad or both. that's the highest percentage of any state. wow. >> no big deal. >> 47%? >> the tri state has the ownership on this. connecticut came in second with new york, rhode island and florida rounding out the top five, and the biggest percentage of millennials who are flying the coop can be found in the dakotas and nebraska. >> huh. wow. >> now you know. so a young man from arkansas is set to become a one of a kind college athlete. >> this week kalin bennett signed a letter of intent to play at kent state university. that makes him the first student athlete diagnosed with autism to
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receive a division one basketball scholarship. the 18-year-old says he chose kent state because it has support programs designed for autistic students. he's also hoping to inspire other young people who live with the condition. >> bravo to him. when we come back, a fan's michael b. jordan wish comes true. and the rock weighs in on pineapple pizza. "the skinny" is next. "the skinny" is next. come back, a michael b. jordan's fan's wish comes true.
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♪ skinny ♪ just give me the skinny it is "skinny" time and we're going to start with a special celebration right here within the abc family. >> the cast and crew of "the view" -- >> let me clear my throat. >> -- just enjoyed behar's 20 years on the show. joy is the last original host to remain at the table. >> look at those shoulder pads. and a trip down memory lane brought back more than a few old friends, including regis philbin, actor alan alda at a nearby restaurant, unveiling a plaque in her honor. >> you've only got 20 years on "the view," regis has 157 years
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on television. >> that's right. and great. >> and nobody cares. >> regis, we care. >> regis looking good. witty as ever at 87. by the way, joy got serious about showbiz when she got fired from "gma" because, quote, i was one of the more hostile receptionists they ever had. >> she was a receptionist at "gma" way back when. >> and she got fired. couldn't hold her down. >> can you imagine her being all sassy? >> yes. >> true. next to proof positive that twitter can really make your celebrity dreams come true. >> a woman who goes by the handle of bbabs shared an image of herself with a photoshopped image of michael b. jordan saying, "i met this guy on holiday. we had such a great connection, but i changed my number and we lost touch. twitter, do your thing." >> then just days later she did get a meeting with jordan. in person. during a question and answer session for "creed ii" and she
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was able to post a photo of herself and michael for real this time. >> yeah. and last night he retweeted her original doctored photograph saying, "happy twitter did its thing. great meeting you for the second time." he's fun. >> he's admitted he slides into the dm every once in awhile. >> yeah. >> for hookups and such. >> shoot your shot. >> shoot your shot. do your thing. next, to another celebrity attempting to put an end to the pineapple on pizza debate. >> ready? we've got it here. >> we have pizza. >> the debate has been raging since before kendis was born years and years and years ago. but now the rock has brought the matter to a head, taking to instagram with this photo, showing he actually prefers his pie with pineapple. >> does it all make us look like that? so johnson wrote, "i'm the guy who likes to put tequila and brown sugar in my oatmeal."
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>> tequila? dropping these recipes on a friday. >> so pineapple on a pizza is my jam with ham. this super buffed wrestler turned actor was sharing his carb-loading regimen while shooting his "fast and furious" spinoff film. saying -- saying he likes these midweek pizza carb -- >> i think this was the first time i ate on tv. we were just saying how denounce carbs december starts tomorrow. it's a new thing. get rid of carbs for december. so you've got to eat the pizza. eat the pizza. eat the pizza. >> no, no, no, no, no. >> eat the pizza. >> listen, i didn't even do movember november or any other challenge. >> you're such a drag. eat the pineapple. >> do it on camera. do it on camera. and stars, they're just like us. >> hollywood power couple nicole kidman and keith urban had a
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finger-licking good time at a mall down under. they went to a kfc restaurant, late-night shopping spree and vip visit to kmart. >> they found a kmart? >> eat it! eat it! >> what's with the peer pressure? you just got here! know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this holiday season get what you want take prilosec otc and take control of heartburn. so you don't have to stash antacids here....
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downy unstopables ♪ what up, new york city? pretty clear. going to be rainy over the weekend. is that what they say? we're wrapping up a week of headlines that ranged from migrants to mars. >> and for us, just one degree of separation from the gayle king. >> the gayle king. >> here now is our weekly "friday rewind." >> reporter: the migrant caravan arriving at the border continues to grow, expected to reach 9,000 in the coming days. a contingent of migrants rushed the fence met by a wall of tear gas. caught in the clouds of gas, frantic mothers and their children. growing outrage over the reported birth of the world's first genetically-modified babies, twin girls. their dna was changed.
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>> reporter: gene editing, which involves altering a section of dna could soon be used to treat life-threatening diseases. but its use on embryos is banned in the united states and many countries. much of the scientific community is outraged. the largest automaker in the u.s. announcing massive layoffs and plant closures in north america. the company planning to eliminate more than 14,000 jobs. five plants on the chopping block, all slated to shut down by the end of next year. she's a self-proclaimed model and instagram influencer. emma hallberg, a white teenager, is being accused of pretending to be black to get more followers. a twitter user posted these two photos of her online, one showing her with much lighter skin and straight hair. many who say they assume she was black or biracial are now accusing her of darkening her skin and altering her hair and lips in order to capitalize on beauty trends and get brand endorsements. this image from nasa's
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"insight" mission proving it stuck the first landing in six years. "insight" begins a two-year mission, for the first time peering inside the red planet. next is something that is a little trippy sure to blow your mind. it did for us. >> yeah. so yesterday we mentioned our friend of the show gayle king copying her niece's poses while on vacation. >> and it turns out gayle was actually watching. >> good morning, gayle. >> good morning, guys. >> showing the world her sense of humor by -- >> must be a slow news day. getting up now. >> look at this, gayle poses like her niece. >> this is so funny. >> so that made our day. >> completely. >> completely made our day. >> and -- >> still making our day. >> it did. so then gayle was watching us watching her and then i was watching gayle watching us on ctm and then we played it yesterday. >> and gayle was watching -- >> watching us watching her.
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>> it's really confusing now. >> watching -- >> i'm up again. >> we're best friends with gayle.
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good friday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm janai norman. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." president trump is holding private meetings with a series of world leaders at the g20 summit in buenos aires but vladimir putin is no longer on the list. that face-to-face abruptly cancelled with a tweet, even before air force one touched down. well, the president is also railing against former fixer michael cohen who just pleaded guilty to lying to congress. cohen now says discussions about building a trump tower in moscow lasted up to just months before the election. newly released body cam footage shows a sheriff's deputy helping four nurses escape as this month's deadly northern california wildfire began raging. the deputy's car had just broken down but he still headed toward
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the danger. everyone survived the incident. and the new orleans saints' ten-game winning streak came skidding to a halt in dallas. the cowboys held the high-powered saints to their lowest point total in four years in a 13-10 win. dallas is now, like, who dak nation. >> #wedemboys. >> we dem boys. those are some of our top stories on this friday, november 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. >> yes. >> we have made it. i kind of think of michael cohen's appearance in the courtroom in new york sort of like an episode of "maury." like you said this. the lie detector says that was a lie. you once said there was no trump tower. the lie detector says that was a lie and so on and so on, just a
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different sort of ramifications there. i don't think michael cohen's anybody's baby daddy as a result of what happened there. but, the president, by the way, is kicking off that g20 summit in argentina after that bombshell guilty plea from cohen. >> michael cohen admitted to lying to congress in a plea agreement with special counsel robert mueller. he now says he was trying to secure a major business deal in moscow for the president well into 2016. as the new developments on the russia investigation unfold, president trump cancelled a meeting with vladimir putin. here's abc's jordan phelps. >> reporter: president trump arriving in argentina for meetings with the leaders of the world's largest economies, but his most high-stakes meeting isn't on the summit agenda. >> i'm meeting with president xi, which is a very important meeting having to do with trade. >> reporter: the president sounded optimistic ahead of a
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working dinner with chinese president ze ze pink. xi jinping. as the world's two largest economies seek to end an ongoing trade war but added he'd also be fine walking away empty-handed. >> i think we're very close to doing something with china but i don't know that i want to do it because what we have right now is billions and billions of dollars coming into the united states in the form of tariffs or taxes. so i really don't know. >> reporter: the president's other high-profile meeting cancelled. as he departed the white house, president trump said a planned sit-down with russian president vladimir putin was still on. >> i think it's a very good time to have the meeting. >> reporter: but just minutes later, the president announced in a tweet from air force one the meeting was off. he pointed to russia's seizure of ukrainian ships. writing, "i have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in argentina with president vladimir putin." that leaves more room on the president's schedule for meetings with other world leaders. he's also said to meet with turkey's president erdogan in
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the wake of the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi at a saudi consulate in turkey last month. the cia has assessed that saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman ordered the killing but president trump remains unconvinced. >> maybe he did. maybe he didn't. >> reporter: the crown prince will also be in argentina but the president isn't scheduled to meet him. >> it only isn't set up. i would have met with him but we didn't set that up. >> reporter: another big moment of the president's trip is the expected signing of a revised trade agreement between the united states, canada and mexico, but that agreement won't actually go into effect until its approved by each country's legislature. with a democratic-controlled congress coming to town in january, it's not guaranteed that that agreement will sail to approval here in washington. jordyn phelps, abc news, the white house. president trump has an early start on those meetings in just a couple of hours. the only black senate republican says he won't support the president's controversial nominee for a federal judgeship in north carolina. south carolina's tim scott says he'll vote no on thomas farr. scott cited a justice department
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memo revealing farr's alleged role in black voter intimidation tactics by the late senator jesse helms. scott's decision along with senator jeff flake's opposition effectively kills farr's nomination. thousands of student vets claimed their benefits were incorrect or delayed. a top v.a. official telling congress any veteran who has been underpaid will receive everything they're owed in january. the v.a. has blamed a massive backlog of claims in the last few months of inadequate training and technology issues at the same time. road crews in california are working around the clock trying to clear away the mess made by flash floods and mudslides. >> here's why. the radar shows heavy bands of rain and snow from the west coast into the rockies. likely it will last for the next few days. >> most roads in and around yosemite park are closed, blocked by mud, rocks and trees. the park was badly scarred by the deadly ferguson fire that burned for nearly a month last
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summer, destroying nearly 100,000 acres. accuweather's julia weiden joins us with the forecast. julia, good morning. >> janai, kendis, the rain in california is tapering off. thank goodness for that. the same storm system is going to bring more problems to the central portion of the country and the east coast as well. for the deep south we're watching strong to severe thunderstorms friday through friday night. off to the north, saturday and sunday looking at blizzard conditions in that direction. as for the deep south here, heavy rain, high gusting winds and possibly even some tornadoes across arkansas. stay weather aware through tonight. and, again, saturday and sunday watching for heavy snow. could see snowfall accumulations at a foot to a foot and a half. janai? kendis? >> it's november 30th. it's the last day of meteorological fall.
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a high-speed chase has ended in a deadly crash near san diego. a pickup truck carrying 11 people was speeding along interstate 8 trying to get away from those agents. that's when the truck hit a spike strip, rolled over and crashed, killing three people and injuring at least eight. well, there will be rallies and other events across the country tomorrow to mark the 20th anniversary of world aids days. it's estimated nearly 37 million people worldwide have the virus. >> and scientific advances are helping people fight aids but not everywhere. abc's brad mielke has more on that. good morning, brad. >> hey, guys. yeah, you think about the advances we've made in treating and preventing hiv, but in some parts of the world the cases are not going down, they're not holding steady, they're rising rapidly. a new report from the world health organization this week
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showed 100,000 cases in europe, the vast majority of those in eastern europe, especially russia and ukraine. i talked to this doctor from the john hopkins bloomberg school of public health and also the former president of the international aids society and asked him, why are we seeing the rise? >> when you look at a country like russia in particular what you see is that they are not using treatment anywhere near enough. they have an enormous number of people living with the virus who are not treated and they also refuse to implement the basics refuse to implement the basics of prevention. of course they also have an epidemic among gay and bisexual men, men who have sex with men. you may know they have been passing very draconian anti-home sexuality laws that have, for example, shut down informational websites and made it virtually impossible to get an hiv test. >> he told me it's so important to pay attention to the geography of the disease. back in the day even in the u.s.
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it used to be a largely coastal thing. now you're seeing a high proportional cases in the deep south. we'll have more information on world aids day on "start here." kendis? janai? >> thanks, brad. great moments in cannibis history will soon be on display in los angeles. a joint geared to marijuana is set to open next year. the museum of weed will display exhibits about the drug. themes will reportedly include the role of marijuana in the 1960s' culture and the path to pot legalization, including the cannibis sisters. remember them? visitors will not be allowed to use the drug in the museum at all. >> okay. >> it will be open from 4:00 until -- 4:20. >> i was going to say. >> until 20 after. >> that's how that works.
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well, officials at a pennsylvania school are rooting for a christmas tree that isn't getting a lot of love. >> the evergreen stands at the university of scranton. students are calling it scranton's charlie brown tree with some saying all the lights in the world won't help make it look any better. it looks cool. >> i mean -- the school's president sent out a campus e-mail reminding students the message of the season is unconditional love. >> jesus is the reason for the season! >> he also said that tree isn't going anywhere despite people signing protests online. no, i'm just kidding. >> i like the tree. it's not a bad tree. >> i mean, it's not one of those halfsies trees that we were talking about yesterday. >> no, exactly. coming up, the "insomniac theater." plus, as some of hugh hefner's prized possessions go up for auction today, we're opening up the abc news vault. yeah, hef. you're watching "world news now." " i'm big and awesome,
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know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this holiday season get what you want check out what happens when stormy weather hit eastern canada. >> whoa. >> winds blowing more than 90 miles an hour blew off almost the entire roof off a coastal restaurant there. they're probably closed for business today.
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that wind also brought down some power lines, uprooted trees and damaged nearby homes. >> probably closed for business. >> yeah, i think so. just maybe. so new charges have been filed in the brutal and gruesome deaths of a family in new jersey. >> a husband, wife and their two children found dead, their home destroyed by fire and now the husband's brother is charged with their murders. here is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: it was all about money. that's the reason prosecutors say paul caneiro allegedly killed his young brother, his sister-in-law and his young niece and nephew before setting their home and later his own on fire. >> it is our theory and belief that that fire was effectively a ruse to make it appear as if the overall caneiro family was somehow targeted. >> reporter: around 4:00 a.m. on november 20th, prosecutors claim the 51-year-old first went to his brother and business partner's new jersey home and fatally shot him. they say he then shot and stabbed his brother's 45-year-old wife jennifer and stabbed his own 11-year-old
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nephew and 8-year-old niece multiple times, killing them all then starting a fire in their basement. around 5:00 a.m., the d.a. says paul caneiro started a fire at his own home with his wife and daughters inside. they were all able to escape unharmed. initially charged in that arson, caneiro now faces four counts of murder. police are now launching an investigation into the finances of both brothers. paul caneiro plans to plead not guilty to all the charges, including the horrific crimes that took place in the hse right behind me. linsey davis, abc news, colts neck, new jersey. >> such a strange mystery there in new jersey. our thanks to linsey. well, coming up, the major auction today. >> hugh hefner memorabilia is for sale so we're taking a trip back to 1999 and dropping in on the playboy mansion to see hef at home. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ ♪ i know i'd go from rags to riches ♪ ♪ if you would only say you
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care ♪ tony bennett talking about what happens when -- the reverse of what happens when you move to new york. that was one of the top songs from 1953, the year hugh hefner founded "playboy" magazine. >> and tomorrow marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of "playboy" and today a major haul of hef's possessions goes up for auction, including his smoking jacket and pipe, even some of his silk pajamas. >> yes. hefner died 14 months ago at the age of 91. it was nearly 20 years ago that he celebrated his new-found bachelorhood on the scene -- after the collapse of his second marriage, we're opening up abc vault to 1999. elizabeth vargas reporting for 20/20 downtown. ♪ i've got all my life to live and i've got all my love to give ♪ ♪ i'll survive, i will survive
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>> reporter: now hugh hefner's out to prove he's not only survived but thrived. living the life that made him the envy of not just adolescent boys but many of those boys' fathers and their fathers' fathers. the chinese calender calls this year the year of the rabbit and nobody seems more anxious to celebrate that fact than playboy bunny man, hugh hefner. >> i'm part of another era. that era is very hot again. you get james bond, the beatles and now the bunnies. the bunnies are back. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: and that means things are hopping again at the playboy mansion. >> this past year, because i've been separated for a little more than a year now, has been one of the most satisfying years of my life. >> reporter: living the best year of his life meant trading in his days as husband and full-time father of two young sons for nights as a bachelor
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and dater of two young sisters. >> sandy and mandy are identical twins, which really makes it even more delicious. >> reporter: and he's toasting his new bachelorhood with brandy and jessica, his third and fourth girlfriends. >> i don't mean to be indelicate. you are 73? >> that's not indelicate. that's what i am. i take great pride in it. >> the twins are 21. brandy's 24. why not date someone closer to your own age? >> well, i think that's the politics of our time, isn't it? why not live your life the way i think you should live your life? >> no, i'm not saying i think you should, i'm just asking why not? >> because i'm more attracted to younger women. my age has changed, the women i'm attracted to has not changed. it's a way of, quite frankly, remaining that age myself. >> some guys and girls like to play tennis. some guys like to play golf.
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a lot of people like to fish. i don't think that he hides behind any, like, cloak, you know? he's very up front with the way he behaves. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: hefner's return to the single life has brought back to the mansion many of his celebrity friends, some who have been partying here longer than hefner's girlfriends have been alive. >> you've known hef for several decades. where do you see him in 15 years. >> hopefully he'll be doing -- [ laughter ] >> parties are fun, huh? >> reporter: but while hefner's male friends seem to be aging gracefully along with their host, the women at these parties never seem to get any older. >> it's a special fruit that i think they eat. i don't know how it happens. those women just don't age. >> i'm not touching it. >> i can't touch -- i can't touch --
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now we get to just wash our brains with like -- after seeing all that playboy bunny with "the insomniac theaters. previewing two movies hoping to unseat "ralph breaks the internet" this weekend at the box office. >> we start with a scottish christmas zombie musical. "anna and the apocalypse." forced to slash and sing their way through the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones for the holiday. ♪ ♪ >> mrs. hinsman? ♪ ♪
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>> oh, do you sing, do you laugh, do you hide your eyes? >> oh, my god. do you throw up? >> but "anna and the apocalypse" is getting an 84% certified fresh on rotten tomatoes. jocelyn writes, "it's charming, often clever and unexpectedly moving, too." "this genre mash-up is exactly the zombie-filled teen angst holiday musical you've been looking for." >> i wasn't looking. >> well, you found it. the littlest reindeer. when blitzen announces his retirement just days before christmas eve, elliot, a miniature horse seizes the day and leaps at the opportunity to fulfill his lifelong dream of landing a spot on santa's team.
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>> meet elliot. >> come on, elliot. go, go, go. >> he's a miniature horse. >> 127th time's the charm. >> with big dreams. >> if you just give me a chance, i know i'd have a shot at making santa's team. i just know it. >> you're doing it! >> and that, ladies and goats, is why santa's always used reindeer. >> all right. it is starring the voices of samantha b, martin short. "it's the toothbrush at the bottom of your stocking." well-intentioned, but let's just pray it's not the highlight of your holiday." and frank shack says, "elliot the littlest reindeer" is strictly for the most undiscriminating small fry. wait, so y'all like the zombie sadistic movie over the nice little cartoon?
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>> that's it for this half hour. >> need some cleansing.
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this morning on "world news now," the president heads to high-stakes meeting but another matter has his attention. >> his former lawyer and fixer michael cohen says he lied to congress in hopes of covering up potential russian ties. that has the president lashing out as the russian probe appears to get closer to him and his family. also happening now, new video coming in from california. some areas a muddy mess after getting as much as 5 inches of rain. concern is still high in the burn areas with no ground to hold the mud in place. a young basketball fan had a question for superstar steph curry, why his own line of shoes isn't also made for girls. and little riley got a response. and it's time to chill and enjoy the music that could only
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come from jamaica. reggae is getting some major respect this morning. it's friday, november 30th. ♪ we're jammin, we're jammin, so i hope you are jammin too ♪ from abc's news, this is "world news now." in honor of reggae, i am rocking my natural hair today, so just -- just -- we jammin. >> it is free the curls friday here on "world news now." >> thank you. exactly. >> baldilocks. >> we do have a lot to get to on this friday. people are going to think we've been jammin all night long. no, not at all. we begin this half hour with
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that bombshell guilty plea in the russia investigation. michael cohen, the president's longtime fixer, admitting to lying to congress. >> president trump arrived in argentina last night for the g20 summit and immediately tweeted, calling for an end to the russia probe. but before leaving d.c., he slammed cohen over his plea deal with special counsel robert mueller. in court papers, cohen claimed that talks about building a trump tower in moscow continued well into 2016, even after donald trump became the presumptive republican nominee and russia was stepping up efforts to help him defeat hillary clinton. abc's pierre thomas has the details. >> reporter: michael cohen, the president's former personal attorney and fixer, swarmed outside a federal court in lower manhattan after pleading guilty as part of his bombshell plea deal with special counsel robert mueller. >> mr. cohen has cooperated. mr. cohen will continue to cooperate. >> reporter: sources tell abc news cohen has already spent more than 70 hours talking to mueller's investigators about the 2016 campaign and president trump's business ties to russia. he pleaded guilty to lying to congress about plans to build a
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trump tower in moscow. cohen had told lawmakers the moscow project was abandoned in january 2016. he now says that's not true, that the project did not end until june, deep into the campaign. but cohen now says he briefed the president and members of his family on multiple occasions. the next month, candidate trump said this -- >> i have no relationship to russia. >> reporter: cohen now admits he also discussed trump tower moscow in 2016 with top officials in the russian government. and he planned to visit moscow that june. according to court documents, he even spoke to a trump business associate about the possibility of trump himself traveling to russia once he becomes the nominee after the convention. that didn't happen. cohen once said he would take a bullet for donald trump. >> i'm obviously very loyal and very dedicated to mr. trump. >> reporter: in court, cohen said he lied to congress to be consistent with individual one's
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political message and out of loyalty to individual one. individual one is president trump. the president once praised cohen to the skies, saying he's always respected him. >> but i always liked michael and he's a good person. >> reporter: but this was the furious presidt. >> he's a weak person and not a very smart person. what he's trying to do is end -- and it's very simple. he's got himself a big prison sentence and he's trying to get a much lesser prison sentence by making up a story. very simply, michael cohen is lying. >> those 70-plus hours of interviews with investigators covered a wide range of topics including obstruction and whether the president discussed pardons. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> "the new york daily news" calls it "cohen down for lying." another headline called it a "nightmare before christmas."
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>> well, 70 hours with the special counsel's team. >> that's a long time. the president, as a result, cancelled a meeting with vladimir putin shortly after taking off from washington. >> they were planning to follow up on their summit in helsinki while at a formal summit in buenos aires for the g20. shortly after saying it was a good time to meet with putin, the president called it off, citing russia's recent aggression towards the ukraine. >> it looks like vladimir putin may have come close to having a place of his own in moscow's trump tower had it actually materialized. the trump organization was reportedly planning to give putin a $50 million penthouse in the building. sources tell buzzfeed, the website, that michael cohen had discussed the idea with russian officials as they negotiated the real estate deal. well, turning now to the intense storm systems on the move across the country this morning. some strong enough to last through the weekend. >> the storm pounding the west
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coast is moving towards the sierra nevada and the rockies, but a new system is churning in the pacific ocean, packing more rain, snow and wind. >> southern california has already been hit with at least 5 inches of rain, and that new round of wet weather is likely to trigger more mudslides and flooding in the wildfire burn zones. here is abc's will carr. >> reporter: we're in agora hills, california. this is a state that is bone-dry. it is thirsty for rain and we've had too much actually in the past 24 hours. it has snarled traffic across the state. we've seen big rigs jackknife and dangerous accidents and a large part of this region has been impacted by wildfires over the past year, especially the past month, including here in agora hills and nearby malibu. there are no trees to stop all of that mud and rock from flowing down and slamming into homes that are still standing and communities that have already been devastated. in agora hills, california, will carr, abc news. breaking overnight, police in mississippi are searching for a shooter who opened fire on a
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mother and her two kids. the shooting happened right near the university of mississippi medical center in jackson. so the mother grabbed the kids and ran them into that hospital. the 1 and 3-year-olds are listed in stable condition. police believe the shooter knew the mother. there is now an arrest in the alabama case that led to police shooting and killing a black man who was a so-called good guy with a gun, but the controversy is far from over. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> let's go! >> reporter: police have in custody the real gunman who is accused of sending black friday shoppers running for their lives. when police say he opened fire during an argument at this alabama mall south of birmingham. 20-year-old aaron brown was arrested south of atlanta where police say he had been hiding out. he's charged with attempted murder. the family of ej bradford, who was mistakenly killed in the chaos by a responding police officer, is demanding that investigators release the police
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body camera videos. city officials are joining them, calling for the alabama law enforcement agency to share the video now. >> we urge them to approve this request no later than noon on monday. >> reporter: bradford, who briefly served in the army, was holding a gun when he was killed. a gun his family said he had legally. his family said he was the so-called good guy with the gun trying to save lives but say he ended up being shot by a police officer because he's black. >> a murderer is a murderer and it doesn't have a color. even if they wear a shield. >> reporter: state investigators for now are holding firm, saying they're not releasing anything until their investigation is complete. bradford's funeral is scheduled for saturday. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. a small plane crash sent emergency crews racing to a college campus outside atlanta. the aircraft went down near a building at kennesaw state university. the two people on board suffered minor injuries.
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no one on the ground was hurt. the crash is being blamed on engine failure. now to a strange story from a suburb of phoenix. a man accidentally shot himself inside a walmart. police say the man had a handgun in the waistband of his sweatpants. when he tried to reposition the weapon, he shot himself in the groin area. ouch. his injury was described as survivable. police filed a report for the unlawful discharge of a firearm. >> that's what you want, survivable, with one of those injuries? >> right? >> repairable and survivable would be nice. a steer that stands head and shoulders above the rest has some company. >> so this week we told you about nickers, he's the 6'4", 3,000-pound holstein towering over his bovine peers. those are types of cattle. i looked it up. >> wikipedia's a good thing. meet cowboy. he's more than 6 feet tall and lives on an animal rescue farm near san diego. cowboy's handler says the big guy is very friendly.
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he also apparently isn't done growing. so cowboy might beat out nickers. >> the last we measured, which was about a year ago, he measured just a little under the recorded guinness world record largest steer. he is about the same weight but he's still young so he'll be growing for another year, maybe two years. he's like a big giant puppy dog. he's ginormous. he takes up an entire three-horse trailer that is 7 feet tall. >> big giant puppy dog, she says. she says cowboy is twice the size of a normal large steer. he can eat up to 100 pounds of food a day? >> wow! >> eating them out of a house and home. >> wow. i look at that and i have a really crazy mind. and i -- >> you don't say. >> and i think of the first
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lady's shoes as she stepped off the plane in buenos aires. they were cow print manolo blahniks. little facts. >> so bizarre. coming up, the shark attack in the bahamas. look it up. they looked really cool. the young boy who got a scare of his life after yet another attack by a supposedly safe nurse shark. first, the newly released video showing the chilling moments a colorado father finally broke down and admitted to murder. you're watching "world news now."
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three people are dead and at least eight are injured in a crash on interstate 8 in san three people are dead and at least eight are injured in a crash on interstate 8 in san diego. according to the california highway patrol, border patrol agents chasing a speeding truck used a spike strip before the truck hit an embankment and then rolled over. turning now to the newly released video of that colorado father who has pleaded guilty to killing his wife and two young daughters. >> it's such a disturbing story. the chilling interrogation video shows chris watts' story beginning to unravel. here is abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: this is the moment chris watts finally admits to murder. >> i felt such anger that i didn't feel anything.
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>> okay. all right. >> but if she did, nothing -- >> reporter: telling his dad in august he strangled his wife shanann in a rage because he claims she murdered their two young daughters as their marriage was imploding. but investigators say that claim was a lie, that he killed shanann and his daughter celeste, 3, and bella, 4. >> are you chris? >> yes. >> reporter: video and audio released shows watts letting police into their home when his family was first reported missing. >> chris, did she drive the car -- >> reporter: officers with dogs searching every room for clues.
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but investigators say watts knew they were already dead, having just returned from dumping their bodies at this remote oil field. watts also admitted to having an affair with a co-worker, nicole kessinger, keeping photos of her hidden in a secret app on his phone. watts pleaded guilty to all three murders and last week he was sentenced. he'll spend the rest of his life in prison. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> one one of the most disturbing parts of that story, that the dad actually did an interview while, you know, his wife and two daughters were still said to be missing. >> a detailed interview and seemed so calm throughout but knowing what he had already done. >> yeah. moving on now to a young boy who got the scare of his life during a family vacation in the bahamas.
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>> 8-year-old asher jones was in the water with nurse sharks. they're not considered dangerous to humans but one of the animals bit jones on his back. the boy's father pulled the shark off and some medics who were on the scene treated the youngster. he is fortunately doing fine. >> oh, my god. >> don't mess with those animals. >> hey, asher, how was your vacation in the bahamas? >> well -- >> horrible. coming up in our next half hour, the runners caught cheating in a half marathon. they did like a quarter marathon. the traffic cameras that caught these competitors taking a shortcut. but first, a young girl's handwritten plea to steph curry that changed the way under armour markets his shoes. that's next on "world news now." that's next on "world news now."
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♪ girls, we run this ♪ who run the world ♪ girls, we run this ♪ who run the world ♪ girls kind of looked like "i am legend" for a second there in times square. where the people at? golden state warriors' superstar steph curry has built himself an athletic shoe empire since signing with under armour five years ago. >> the marketing of his flagship curry 5s has been rocked to its
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core by a 9-year-old girl from california. who run the world. >> 9-year-old girl. >> apparently. wayne freedman of our san francisco station has the story. >> reporter: a 9-year-old girl dribbling the basketball on a wet street. riley morrison of napa, california, welcome to your first 15 minutes of fame. >> i just can't believe it got to this point. >> reporter: and all over a pair of basketball shoes. riley is a point guard. she went online searching for the girls version of curry 5s but under armour only marketed them to boys. she had an issue with that. >> so was there really a difference between the boys' shoes and the girls' shoes? >> i don't think so, but it was just disappointing they weren't on the girls page. >> girls are continually overlooked. me as the father of a girl, i don't want her to be overlooked, i want her to have the same opportunities as a guy. >> reporter: so riley wrote a letter.
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>> dear stephen curry, my name is riley, just like your daughter. >> reporter: three weeks later, curry's handwritten response promised to make a change and send her a pair of shoes. >> i didn't think he would respond and send me shoes because he's such a busy man. >> reporter: by morning this wasn't just a shoe story anymore, riley had gone viral. >> we're a little overwhelmed, shocked. >> it means to me, like girls are strong and that they can do anything they put their mind to. >> reporter: by now that means a lot more than dribbling a basketball. 15 minutes of fame for riley not fleeting, try feeting. in napa, california, wayne freedman for abc news. >> smart girl. >> steph curry, one of his girls is riley. >> absolutely. >> so he has a thing in his heart for girls with that name. >> yeah. all right.
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well, coming up, what the united nations just did for reggae music. and the crazy expensive race in antarctica that leaves you behind if you don't finish. ou'r, and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget, remember the three p's. what are the three p's? the three p's of life insurance on a fixed budget are price, price, and price. a price you can afford, a price that can't increase, and a price that fits your budget. i'm 54. alex, what's my price? you can get coverage for $9.95 a month. i'm 65 and take medications. what's my price? also $9.95 a month. i just turned 80. what's my price? $9.95 a month for you too. if you're age 50 to 85, call now about the #1 most popular whole life insurance plan,
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♪ ♪ ♪ jammin ♪ ♪ ♪ jammin sounds like the live version there of "we're jammin" there by, of course, bob marley. there is a reason we're playing. the united nations has finally put some respect on reggae. the u.n. has added reggae music to the list of international cultural treasures worthy of protection and promotion. >> so how will they protect it? >> well, the safeguard and ensure respect, raising awareness and providing international cooperation and assistance for it. reggae has been around since 1960. unesco says it's a cathartic
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practice and a means for praising god. it sounds like unesco rolled up one and -- >> i was gonna say. they're feeling it. >> i understand what you're saying. it is. it's a social commentary. >> yes. okay. >> yeah. >> we can get with that. >> red stripe. >> yeah. >> there you go. >> up next in "the mix," a crazy race in antarctica. if you miss it they won't fly you back until the next day. it costs $24,000. >> what song are we doing? >> i'll sing it for you. i'll play it and you, you know, recite it. >> i need to know the tune. >> this is the song. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ stuff you saw that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide
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awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every guy and gal do the world news polka ♪ ♪ who cares what the bosses think they're a goofy crew ♪ ♪ and if your neighbors call the cops here's all you have to do ♪ ♪ when they yell it's half past 3:00 tell them, hey, that's news to me ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ they may work the graveyard shift and that's why we go for broke ♪ ♪ five whole days every week we're here with that tongue in cheek ♪ ♪ it's the world news polka >> all right. you have heard the song before. you are a song and dance man.
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♪ we're jammin ♪ i wanna jam it with you
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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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this morning on "world news now," parts of california looking like a mess after several inches of rain fell on burned areas across the state. now that weather system is on the move. millions bracing for severe storms today. we're also getting a new look at the race to escape california's largest fire. a sheriff's deputy trying to get nurses to safety looked up and saw fire in every direction. >> wow. and new this half hour, you know what they say, cheaters never win. >> that includes these runners trying to take a shortcut during a half marathon. 200 people involved. hear what's happening to them now. >> that's my kind of marathon there. and the rock may have just ended the raging debate on pineapple as a pizza topping. see how he weighed in as he
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discussed his carb-loading regimen later in the -- whoa. in "the skinny." it's friday, november 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." i was saying whoa to -- holy cow. >> yeah. >> i mean, talk about bling. >> but carb loading. so carbs aren't all bad? >> carbs are bad. carbs and simple sugar -- >> i don't know. >> -- are my enemy. >> look at him and all those muscles. >> that's true. >> the way he posed. are those duck lips? >> do you even lift, bro? we'll get to that a little bit later on. but there is a big story on the west coast, an active storm system that we're paying attention to that is impacting the entire country now and through the weekend. >> take a live look at downtown los angeles. the worst of the storm has moved on but not before dumping 5 inches of rain in parts of
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southern california. >> just south of there in orange county, this creek in a fire scarred area turned into a raging river of mud as well as debris, forcing some evacuations nearby. >> and in northern california, flash flood and mudslide warnings were in effect around the city of chico in the areas hit hardest by the camp fire. here is abc's will carr with the details. >> reporter: the bone-dry region thirsty for rain getting too much too quickly. the weather creating havoc on california highways. a big rig slamming into two cars before sliding off the side of the freeway and down an embankment. four firefighters hurt in a crash after a driver spun out on a slick road and smashed into their truck. tractor trailers jackknifed and crushed. this car flipped over. the driver rushed to the hospital. traffic snarled for miles. watch first responders make a daring swift water rescue on the l.a. river. mudslides also rushing across areas recently ravaged by wildfires.
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>> just a lot of mud coming down at a very rapid rate of speed now here in rice canyon. >> reporter: evacuations underway in butte county. this man riding his horses to safety not far from the city of paradise, the community wiped off the map from the camp fire. with more rain on the way, all eyes are on the burn scars because there are no trees to stop all that mud and rock from flowing down and slamming into homes that are still standing and communities that have already been devastated. in agora hills, california, will carr, abc news. >> our thanks to will there. as we mentioned, the wet weather won't be ending any time soon. >> the radar is showing plenty of rain and snow stretching from the west coast into the rockies. accuweather's meteorologist julia weiden joins us now with the details. julia? >> kendis, janai, we're watching as the worst of the wet weather comes to an end for california on friday. now, that same storm system is going to be developing and heading eastbound as we go through the rest of the day and into the weekend.
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watching for severe storms through the deep south and a snowstorm over the weekend for areas in the northern plains. as for that severe weather, we're mostly concerned about little rock and through arkansas, high gusting winds, heavy downpours and isolated tornadoes possible. kendis? janai? >> our thanks to julia there, keeping an eye on everything happening weather-wise. now we are seeing some real bravery from the northern california fire zone thanks to body cam footage taken by sheriff deputy aaron parmley. >> this was fascinating. he thought that he was capturing the last moments of his life. abc's david muir with the details. >> reporter: the camp fire had just broken out and four nurses from feather river hospital were trapped. there is fire all around them. you could hear a woman yelling for help in the distance. >> help! help! >> reporter: and you could see what it was like, the unthinkable scene as thick smoke and flames closed in on homes, so many of them with people still inside.
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you can hear his breathing. deputy parmley racing toward the flame. the burning embers blowing across the street. he radios in. they try to find a way out. one nurse asking the deputy, is anyone coming? >> are they coming for us? >> come on. watch out! watch out! >> reporter: you can see the nurses wearing their surgical masks. suddenly they spot a bulldozer coming toward them. officer parmley uses his flashlight to try to flag it down. the bulldozer stops. half of them get in, the others follow right behind. >> can we get in? >> yeah, come on. >> reporter: they had discovered a way out. deputy parmley making sure everyone was safe before climbing in himself, shutting the door, driving out. they all survived. >> but so many others did not survive that fire. of course, our thanks to david muir. we turn now to the political firestorm stemming from the russia investigation.
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president trump's personal attorney and former attorney and fixer cutting a deal with robert mueller. >> michael cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to congress after telling lawmakers that talks about building a trump tower in moscow ended in january of 2016. cohen now acknowledges that negotiations continued much further into the campaign, even as trump called for warmer relations with russia. >> and cohen says that he lied out of loyalty and wanted to be consistent with trump's message. the president immediately firing back. >> he's a weak person and not a very smart person. what he's trying to do is end -- and it's very simple, he's got himself a big prison sentence and he's trying to get a much lesser prison sentence by making up a story. very simply, michael cohen is lying. >> that was the president speaking on the south lawn before heading to the g20 summit in argentina. as he goes on the defensive, he abruptly called off a planned
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meeting with vladimir putin. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: after calling michael cohen a liar, a defiant president trump did not deny that he was working on a moscow trump tower deal during the campaign. >> when i run for president, that doesn't mean i'm not allowed to do business. i was doing a lot of different things when i was running. after i won, obviously i don't do business. >> reporter: he says he ditched the moscow project in early 2016 well before he clinched the republican nomination. but he said he didn't have to. >> there would be nothing wrong if i did do it. i was running my business while i was campaigning. there was a good chance that i wouldn't have won, in which case i would have gotten back into the business and why should i lose lots of opportunities? >> reporter: business deals aside, donald trump has lavished praise on vladimir putin. he's done it as president and he did it repeatedly during the campaign. >> i respect putin. he's a stronger leader, i can tell you that, unlike what we have. we have a pathetic leader. >> reporter: and just minutes before departing for argentina
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for a big summit with the leaders of the world's top 20 economies, he confirmed plans to have a one-on-one meeting with putin who is also attending the summit. >> i think it's a very good time to have the meeting. >> reporter: but less than an hour later, president trump cancelled his putin meeting with a tweet while he was aboard air force one, citing russia's seizure of three ukrainian ships earlier this week. the president's legal team said that his written answers on this question of the moscow trump tower project were largely consistent with what michael cohen said about the project. if that's so, that would mean that the written answers were also contradictory to what the president said over and over again over the past two years, that he had no business dealings whatsoever with moscow. jonathan karl, abc news, buenos aires. >> buenos aires looking beautiful there in the background, jonathan. well, today in buenos aires, president trump and the leaders of canada and mexico will sign a revamped version of the nafta
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trade deal. it was agreed to at the end of september but lawmakers in all three countries still have to ratify it. some democrats in congress are already saying the new agreement is going to be a very tough sell on capitol hill. well, cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater. >> okay. >> some runners in china proved again that the race doesn't always go to the swiftest, especially if you cut corners. they were cheaters. >> they're smart. so this happened during a half marathon in china. some entrants decided the 13-mile race was a little too long. >> what? >> so they hung a left through some trees. that's creativity. >> traffic cameras caught them taking the improvised route which shaved nearly two miles off the course. >> come on! >> race officials would only say a great number of racers took shortcuts. only a great number. >> a total of -- >> cheaters. >> -- 258 people were caught cheating.
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wow. >> did you see, like, some of them ran past and turned around like no, no, no, man. cut this short. >> they've been banned from future races. jack would never do that. >> get them out. >> he's done 15 new york marathons. >> you're one of those big runners. good for you, jack. >> he would never just go from staten island straight over to manhattan. >> no, you can't go rosie ruiz style. if you're going to do it, you've got to do the whole nine yards. >> jack even goes up to westchester. he hits putnam county. >> keep going. >> forrest gump style. the experimental new male birth control that involves a gel. i'm listening. plus, the young college athlete with autism who is about to make history. and the special celebration here at abc that managed to get regis philbin back on camera here. you're watching "world news now." now." regis fi regis philbin back on camera here.
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know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this holiday season get what you want about the colonial penn program. here to tell you if you're age 50 to 85,
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so call now for free information. and you'll also get this free beneficiary planner. and it's yours just for calling. so call now. this this burglar had an especially tough time breang this burglar had an especially tough time breaking in to a car dealership in lakeland, florida. not only took him forever to get through a hole in the wall, but he nearly lost his shorts on the way in. once inside he rummaged around
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to find something of major value, but in the end it appears he only got away with a power generator. >> oh, florida man. >> florida man. well, researchers are signing up hundreds of couples to participate in testing a new form of male birth control. >> okay. so it's a gel. it's applied by the man that is absorbed into the back and shoulders. the gel is meant to reduce sperm production to low or nonexistent levels. >> for the study, a man will apply the gel daily for up to 12 weeks to determine if it causes any unacceptable side effects. if sperm levels do drop to a certain level, the man will enter a year-long trial. >> i do love the stock video that we have. participants are being recruited in los angeles and seattle. you can see our website, wnnfans, for more information. >> so, like, this research -- so maybe you have a kid because it didn't work out? >> yeah, i mean -- what's the
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fail rate? >> yeah. >> and do they pay for the kid for 18 years if it failed? i mean, i don't know. more than 1/3 of millennials across the country are living at home with their parents. >> in new jersey that number has surged 47% of the state's residents between 18 and 34 need to figure something out because they still live with mom, dad or both. that's the highest percentage of any state. wow. >> no big deal. >> 47%? >> the tri state has the ownership on this. connecticut came in second with new york, rhode island and florida rounding out the top five, and the biggest percentage of millennials who are flying the coop can be found in the dakotas and nebraska. >> huh. wow. >> now you know. so a young man from arkansas is set to become a one of a kind college athlete. >> this week kalin bennett signed a letter of intent to play at kent state university.
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that makes him the first student athlete diagnosed with autism to receive a division one basketball scholarship. the 18-year-old says he chose kent state because it has support programs designed for autistic students. he's also hoping to inspire other young people who live with the condition. >> bravo to him. when we come back, a fan's michael b. jordan wish comes true. and the rock weighs in on pineapple pizza. "the skinny" is next. nny" is next. "the skinny" is next. come back, a michael b. jordan's fan's wish comes true.
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny ♪ just give me the skinny it is "skinny" time and we're going to start with a special celebration right here within the abc family. >> the cast and crew of "the view" -- >> let me clear my throat. >> -- just enjoyed behar's 20 years on the show. joy is the last original host to remain at the table. >> look at those shoulder pads. and a trip down memory lane brought back more than a few old friends, including regis philbin, actor alan alda at a nearby restaurant, unveiling a plaque in her honor. >> you've only got 20 years on "the view," regis has 157 years on television.
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>> that's right. and great. >> and nobody cares. >> regis, we care. >> regis looking good. witty as ever at 87. by the way, joy got serious about showbiz when she got fired from "gma" because, quote, i was one of the more hostile receptionists they ever had. >> she was a receptionist at "gma" way back when. >> and she got fired. couldn't hold her down. >> can you imagine her being all sassy? >> yes. >> true. next to proof positive that twitter can really make your celebrity dreams come true. >> a woman who goes by the handle of bbabs shared an image of herself with a photoshopped image of michael b. jordan saying, "i met this guy on holiday. we had such a great connection, but i changed my number and we lost touch. twitter, do your thing." >> then just days later she did get a meeting with jordan. in person.
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during a question and answer session for "creed ii" and she was able to post a photo of herself and michael for real this time. >> yeah. and last night he retweeted her original doctored photograph saying, "happy twitter did its thing. great meeting you for the second time." he's fun. >> he's admitted he slides into the dm every once in awhile. >> yeah. >> for hookups and such. >> shoot your shot. >> shoot your shot. do your thing. next, to another celebrity attempting to put an end to the pineapple on pizza debate. >> ready? we've got it here. >> we have pizza. >> the debate has been raging since before kendis was born years and years and years ago. but now the rock has brought the matter to a head, taking to instagram with this photo, showing he actually prefers his pie with pineapple. >> does it all make us look like that? so johnson wrote, "i'm the guy who likes to put tequila and
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brown sugar in my oatmeal." >> tequila? dropping these recipes on a friday. >> so pineapple on a pizza is my jam with ham. this super buffed wrestler turned actor was sharing his carb-loading regimen while shooting his "fast and furious" spinoff film. saying -- saying he likes these midweek pizza carb -- >> i think this was the first time i ate on tv. we were just saying how denounce carbs december starts tomorrow. it's a new thing. get rid of carbs for december. so you've got to eat the pizza. eat the pizza. eat the pizza. >> no, no, no, no, no. >> eat the pizza. >> listen, i didn't even do movember november or any other challenge. >> you're such a drag. eat the pineapple. >> do it on camera. do it on camera. and stars, they're just like us. >> hollywood power couple nicole kidman and keith urban had a finger-licking good time at a
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mall down under. they went to a kfc restaurant, late-night shopping spree and vip visit to kmart. >> they found a kmart? >> eat it! eat it! >> what's with the peer pressure? you just got here! know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this holiday season get what you want take prilosec otc and take control of heartburn. so you don't have to stash antacids here....
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downy unstopables ♪ what up, new york city? pretty clear. going to be rainy over the weekend. is that what they say? we're wrapping up a week of headlines that ranged from migrants to mars. >> and for us, just one degree of separation from the gayle king. >> the gayle king. >> here now is our weekly "friday rewind." >> reporter: the migrant caravan arriving at the border continues to grow, expected to reach 9,000 in the coming days. a contingent of migrants rushed the fence met by a wall of tear gas. caught in the clouds of gas, frantic mothers and their children. growing outrage over the reported birth of the world's first genetically-modified babies, twin girls.
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their dna was changed. >> reporter: gene editing, which involves altering a section of dna could soon be used to treat life-threatening diseases. but its use on embryos is banned in the united states and many countries. much of the scientific community is outraged. the largest automaker in the u.s. announcing massive layoffs and plant closures in north america. the company planning to eliminate more than 14,000 jobs. five plants on the chopping block, all slated to shut down by the end of next year. she's a self-proclaime model and instagram influencer. emma hallberg, a white teenager, is being accused of pretending to be black to get more followers. a twitter user posted these two photos of her online, one showing her with much lighter skin and straight hair. many who say they assume she was black or biracial are now accusing her of darkening her skin and altering her hair and lips in order to capitalize on beauty trends and get brand endorsements. this image from nasa's "insight" mission proving it
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stuck the first landing in six years. "insight" begins a two-year mission, for the first time peering inside the red planet. next is something that is a little trippy sure to blow your mind. it did for us. >> yeah. so yesterday we mentioned our friend of the show gayle king copying her niece's poses while on vacation. >> and it turns out gayle was actually watching. >> good morning, gayle. >> good morning, guys. >> showing the world her sense of humor by -- >> must be a slow news day. getting up now. >> look at this, gayle poses like her niece. >> this is so funny. >> so that made our day. >> completely. >> completely made our day. >> and -- >> still making our day. >> it did. so then gayle was watching us watching her and then i was watching gayle watching us on ctm and then we played it yesterday. >> and gayle was watching -- >> watching us watching her. >> it's really confusing now. >> watching -- >> i'm up again.
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>> we're best friends with gayle.
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morning, america" and have a great weekend. making news in america this morning, the new plea deal from president trump's former lawyer and fixer. michael cohen now admitting he lied to congress about a trump project in moscow. this morning the claims about a penthouse for putin. what the plea deal could mean for donald trump jr. and what's next as the president attends a crucial summit today with world leaders. breaking overnight, new trouble for facebook executive sheryl sandberg. what she ordered her employees to do when the company came under fire. the fallout this morning. new video showing the colorado man who murdered his pregnant wife and daughters loading his truck in his driveway.

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