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so-called nuclear sniffer planes to determine whether the claims are true. the investigation could take months, but already many are skeptical. >> the reported size of the detonation is relatively modest, comparable to the tests that north korea carried out in 2013 which i think led many experts to assume this is, in fact, probably a much cruder device rather than a fully fledged hydrogen bomb. >> true or not, the united nations security council condemned north korea for the test. the question now this morning, whether the north's chief backer china is willing to allow stiffer sanctions as punishment. a bill to repeal obamacare is heading for the president's desk where he's sure to veto it. it also blocks funding for planned parenthood. the house vote was pretty much a straight party-line vote on a measure the senate passed last year. neither margin was enough to overturn the veto. however, democrats say it's political theater. moving now more political theater but on the campaign trail. donald trump is now shifting his
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challenger, ted cruz. he's now asking the same questions of the texas senator that he once asked of president obama. here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: donald trump saying his toughest challenger, senator ted cruz, has a, quote, cloud over his head. >> do you believe senator ted cruz is a natural born citizen? >> i don't know. to be honest. >> reporter: trump now warning democrats will make an issue of the fact that cruz was born in canada. >> he's got this cloud over his head. i don't think it's going to be possible for him to do very well. i don't think it's actually possible for the republicans to let it happen, because he'll have this cloud. >> reporter: in iowa, cruz, whose mother is an american citizen, firing back. >> the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. people will continue to make political noise about it, but as a legal matter, it is quite straightforward. >> reporter: trump famously used the birther issue against president obama, challenging him to prove he wasn't born in kenya. but just last year, trump himself told abc news that cruz doesn't have a problem. >> it's fine.
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by every attorney and every which way and i understand ted is in fine shape. >> reporter: but back then, cruz was trailing badly. some polls have cruz leading in iowa, and we were one on one with him on his campaign bus, asking about trump. >> i'm not going to psycho analyze donald trump. my view -- if others -- >> reporter: if he sees you as a threat? >> you'd have to ask him that. >> reporter: cruz has tried his best to ignore trump's attack. the fiery texas senator energizing iowa republicans and his consecutive base. we were there when a woman broke down in tears just talking to him. >> reporter: but some republicans worry cruz is too polarizing unwilling to compromise with congress to win in a national election. >> donald trump says a judge could settle this whole issue but at the time cruz is not taking the bait. i asked him again go b about this, and he says the issue is settled. if he's elected he can become president by law. tom llamas, abc news, spencer,
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three presidential candidates turned out for a dinner in by harry reid. however, it was not a debate. hillary clinton, vermont senator bernie sanders and martin o'malley each made their case to a friendly audience about their plans to grow the middle class, protect medicare and social security and create jobs. well, the picks and snubs of baseball's hall of fame have sparked debate in the sports world. up the highest total ever. 630 home runs, also voted in mike piazza, considered the game's greatest hitting catcher. not making it to cooperstown this year, if you want to call him the home run king, barry bonds bonds. then seven-cy young award winner roger clemens both tainted by steroid use. i saw a lot of congratulations for ken griffey junior. apparently he had to wait almost 30 minutes for the call.
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there wait for the call. >> amazing to see how excited those guys get. by the way, sammy sosa got 31 more votes than the rest of us would have got. >> and also a good point. coming up "the mix," the hidden stash of cash chewed up and the hungry dog in big trouble. >> oh, my gosh. also ahead, we are returning to our top story, the anticipation leading to last night's powerball drawing and the numbers to pick for this weekend's historic jackpot. first, demands for safety on the football field. the wife of a college player who suffered from a brain disease seen in much older players is speaking out. and remember, you can find behind-the-scenes pics at instagram and abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable
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a firefighter battling a fast-moving house fire in southern maine is thanking his lucky stars and fellow firefighters this morning. he was on that ridge pole. this is a three-story victorian and the roofing beneath him gave way. nearly engulfing him. amazingly though he was able to scramble to safety. he didn't have a scratch on him thanks in part to crew mates who helped him on to a ladder and away from danger. that could have turned out so much differently. so differently. over the past year, we've been reporting on the dangers hated with football on the brain. we have seen young players
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from a degenerative disease called ct. >> it's not just professional players who can suffer from this serious disease. ryan smith with more. >> i didn't know why all this was happening to him. >> reporter: cassandra keck knows how football can change lives. >> it hurt me to see him struggle so much. >> her husband michael died two years ago at just 25 years old of a congenital heart ailment. doctors announcing this week in a major journal that he suffered from cte, chronic traumatic brain disease connected to taking hits on the football >> he was certainly the worst case i've seen with this disease under the age of 30. >> reporter: dr. ann mckey has studied over 100 brains including michael's. >> when you see this disease in a person that young, it's surprising even shocking. >> reporter: cte, identified
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frank gifford and junior seau and is rarely seen in amateur players like michael keck. but experts say moments like these show amateurs aren't immune to the perils of contact look at this video. a hit michael told cassandra was he flies at an opponent, slamming into him. colliding with such force, parts of his helmet break off. >> he had way more than ten concussions. >> cassandra says he abruptly quit college football after >> he was seeing stars and had sensitivity to light all the time. he had a lot of anger. it was impulsive. >> reporter: they turned to doctors, but cassandra says test results came up empty. >> i was so mad that nobody could help him. it was upsetting he felt so alone. >> reporter: her life now changed forever. her 5-year-old son too young to remember his dad. >> first thing i thought of when he decide, he won't get to ever meet him.
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>> letting people know that this disease is out there. you don't know how many hits or how many concussions away you that's what's so scary. it could happen to anyone. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> if it's happening to a 25-year-old, it could happen to anyone. coming up, more heartburn for chipotle. the restaurant now in the middle of a criminal investigation after hundreds of people were sickened last summer. what it could mean for the popular burrito chain. first, a record payday. why your powerball dreams are now soaring to new heights and how we might be spending our millions. you're watching "world news now."
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i've got the power excellent song choice.
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nobody had the power last night. don't even look at your tickets. throw them out. shred them. there was no powerball winner. >> the worst attitude. >> there is good news though. biggest lotto jackpot in history. powerball. now nice an extra 524 million bucks could be. 47, 2, 63, 62, 11, and 17 is the powerball. the cash payout worth a minimum of $306 million in cold hard cash. even though it comes on a silly oversized check. >> there you go. >> okay. it's crazy. >> reporter: just like the one julie leech from michigan received when he she won the jackpot last november for 23 years, she worked at a fiberglass factory. >> are you leaving your job? >> i quit automatically. i was done. >> reporter: that jackpot was worth just over $310 million.
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opted for the lump sum payment and pocketed a mere $140 million after taxes. >> was having a really bad night at work. thought i might as well check my numbers while i'm sitting here waiting for my lunch. that's when i realized i was the winner. i didn't believe it. >> reporter: so what do you do with the winnings? tackle the new year's resolutions for starters. if you want to get fit, maybe you want to look fabulous like gwenyth paltrow or kate hudson. with $500 million you could hire celeb trainer to the stars tracy anderson. her monthly fee for your family and friends for life. the powerball could get you nearly 25,000 trips around the world. sky's the limit, but financial experts say keep your purse strings tight by waiting six months or longer before buying anything. according to a 2015 study, 44% of winners spent their entire
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bad outcome for winners. like abraham shakespeare who won $30 million in florida in 2006 was found murdered three years later. a woman who had befriended him is serving a life sentence. if the powerball left you empty-handed, there is a next time and a fine art to choosing the right numbers. kids birthdays or your wedding [ buzzer ] in fact, don't pick the numbers at all an. 70 to 80% of powerball jackpot winning tickets have been computer picks. if you insist on picking numbers, try these, 8, 54, 14, 39, 13. those are among the most frequently drawn numbers in the past four years. the next drawing is saturday when the grand prize is estimated to be worth $675 million. the largest jackpot ever. >> i'm playing again.
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used a floatie to get across it. we have that photo. way to go. this was so popular and it was a surprise that so many people were tuning in to this periscope. ben sherwood is now looking at this as a possible primetime show for abc come next year. >> i love that. i like the sign they put in the middle. okay, so spouses out there, do you one? like cold hard cash? this guy in china tried to hide more than $500 from his wife. hid it in their couch. >> okay. makes sense. >> then they're taking care of somebody's dog. >> oh. >> and the dog got into the couch. and then destroyed all of the money. again, this is in china. so you're not looking at american dollars there. you're looking at $500 just shredded by this dog. i mean, maybe you shouldn't have covered it in peanut butter. i don't know.
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>> tells his wife about it by the way, and i guess she wasn't mad. >> i have one question about this. one. why did the -- why did he hide it from his wife? >> he didn't say. all he would say is that i hid it from her. did not want to elaborate why. he was a smart guy, he would say he was saving to buy her something pretty. >> got a lot of explaining to do. take a look at this 10-year-old prodigy. this young girl in the uk is now the youngest person signed to a classical music agency. >> she's incredible. >> sounds pretty good. she's been playing the violin and the piano since she was 2 and 3 years old. way to go. good luck. >> she's astounding. also, move over, grumpy cat. we want to introduce everybody to pearl. pearl is apparently the angry cat. >> she looks cute. >> scary. anybody watch "true blood" out there? apparently she's adopted.
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can the cat garner the internet fame grumpy cat has. >> she doesn't look like that angry. looks like. >> that's scary.
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breaking news on "world news breaking news on "world news now." record jackpot. nobody won last night's $524 million powerball prize. the eye popping amount of money up for grabs this saturday. >> extreme weather flooding downpours drenching california from one end of the state to the other. now other parts of the country are bracing for el nino's worst. and new this half hour, chipotle in deep trouble. >> the norovirus outbreak linked to hundreds of illnesses. the investigation into chipotle could move now from the kitchen to the courtroom. and later in "the skinny," songs and tears from tough guy vin diesel. what led to emotional moments on
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awards. >> it is thursday, january -- sing it, vin. january 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hey, good morning, everyone. by the way, thursday is my favorite day. favorite day of the week. >> why? >> friday eve. >> a good friend of mine says it's attached to friday. best day of the week. >> also attached to hump day. >> but i'm moving forward. and you just wanted an excuse to say hump day. i'm kayna whitworth, by the way. >> i'm kendis gibson. we're going to start this half hour, of course, with the disappointment or the excitement would you say? >> we're going to go positive on this. >> the excitement in having more than half a billion dollars up for grabs come this saturday because of last night it's powerball jackpot. >> he's so excited that the drawing was a bust. so saturday's prize swells to an estimated $675 million.
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>> the largest jackpot in u.s. history. so still last night's prize no slouch. it was the sixth largest jackpot ever. powerball players were buying ticket its till the very last minute. unfortunately the odds against them one in about 292 million. >> i assume those odds are increasing about now. if you have been holding that winning ticket, the numbers are really cute numbers. it's great to look at. they really mean absolutely the country. >> is that so depressing? unless you're a partial winner. winning a million dollars did i would be so excited about that. >> after taxes, baby mamas, you know, you're probably down to like $200,000. >> you got problems, man. >> also making news this morning, the world versus north korea. even the north's key ally china joined in a u.n. security council condemnation. >> so the north claims it has tested its fourth nuclear device. more powerful than any of the
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more now from abc's marci gonzales. >> north korea's alarming claim. that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time sparking condemnation from around the world. >> i demand the dprk cease any further nuclear activities. >> the u.n. security council holding an emergency meeting after the televised claims that a 5.1 point magnitude earthquake near north korea's testing facility was caused by a weapon that can be a thousand times more powerful atomic bombs like those dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki in world war ii. the u.s. immediately launched u.s. sniffer planes to determine whether the claim is true. >> the initial analysis is not consistent with the north korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test. >> reporter: if the claim is later confirmed, this would be north korea's fourth time
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2006 but the first time testing a thermonuclear weapon. experts are doubtful explaining the results were too small to be from even a failed hydrogen bomb test. >> they're bragging, puffing themselves up. they don't have the capability to obliterate the korean peninsula. the bad news is they're trying. >> reporter: and with north korea already heavily sanctioned, the u.n. security council vows to take further significant measures. kendis and kayna. >> thank you so much. so there was another automatic shutdown of china's main stock market this morning. the shanghai index down more than 7% and not because of north korea but because china's central bank devalued the currency. investors see it as another sign of problems in china's economy. right now other asian markets are also down. and former cia director david petraeus spent four hours behind closed doors answering questions about the benghazi
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apparently no surprises. democratic congressman adam shift says petraeus' testimony yesterday was consistent with what he told congressional investigators more than two years ago when he debunked conspiracy theories. those assaults in libya four years ago killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. in what democrat are calling political theater, congressional republicans made good on a campaign promise to repeal obamacare and defund planned parenthood. the bill is now heading for certain veto by president obama. abc's kenneth moton reports on the political fight. >> reporter: repealing president obama's signature health care law. stripping away federal funding for planned parenthood. the fight continues in the gop-controlled congress. >> with this bill, we are standing for life. we are confronting the president
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>> reporter: there have been more than 60 unsuccessful attempt biz republicans to dismantle the affordable care act, but this is the first time president. it's sure to be met with veto. the battle against plant -- against planned parenthood disputed claims that the women's health care provider was selling fetal tissue for profit. on planted parenthood and obamacare will fulfill promises to their constituents. >> it's a new year and it's going to be a new agenda to make sure america is confident again. >> reporter: republican and democratic presidential candidates highlighting the clear choice facing voters in november. >> no one's ever won in new jersey being pro-life. you can't be pro-life but i am. >> i will defend the affordable care act which the republicans are trying to repeal but they never tell you what they would put in its place. >> reporter: once the president vetoes this bill, gop leaders plan to
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event later kenneth moton, abc news, washington. we'll turn to the extreme weather in the west where a third el nino-fueled storm has been slamming california. the heavy rains turned roads into raging rivers and triggered mud slides, as well. as of yesterday, l.a. has seen nearly 2 inches of rain since sunday. in pasadena has seen nearly 3 inches. the storm is now heading into the rockies where heavy mountain snow is expected. winter storm alerts are up for six southwestern states. farther north, heavy rains have been causing problems in the bay area turning freeways into lakes and making driving treacherous as you can see. residents have been sandbagging their homes as a hedge against potentially rising floodwaters. more rain we are told on the way. abc's -- accuweather's justin povick has the latest right now from accuweather for us. good morning. >> kayna and kendis, good morning to you, as well. stormy conditions. that's status quo here in the southwest.
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soaking showers and some very heavy almost crippling mountain snow. there is going to be the rick for mud slides and avalanches throughout the next 12 to 24 hours. soaking showers in the arklatex. the gulf coast dodging gusty thunderstorms, as well along the interstate 10 and the i-20 corridor. later on this weekend, we're concerned about a big storm impacting the northeast. it's january but this is mostly going to be heavy rainfall. along with some gusty winds into sunday night. kayna and kendis, let's toss it back over to you. >> thank you. so a new battle has broken out over same-sex marriage this time in alabama. the state's chief justice is ordering all judges not to i shall marriage licenses to gay couples in direct defiance of a u.s. supreme court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. macy's plans some big cuts. the country's largest department store chain is closing three dozen stores and cutting 4500 jobs.
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sales clerks. it blames warm weather and the strong dollar for disappointing holiday sales down nearly 5%. that's the sharpest decline since the recession. cuts are reportedly coming to yahoo!. business insider reporting it will lay off at least 10% of its workforce, roughly more than 1,000 people. one major investor, only wants a few layoffs. yahoo!'s top management. he says it hasn't turned around the company as promised. abc news has a partnership with yahoo! forgive me, hipsters, hang on to your beanies. the world is apparently running out of coffee. right? rising consumption means global production will have to increase by an extra 40 to 50 million bags of coffee in the next decade. that is more than the entire crop of brazil. some growers blame the looming threat of global warming. growers have to figure out how
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america to the pacific region where they can grow their crops at higher altitude. i saw the producer's note in the script earlier this morning. it said definitely panic. >> absolutely. can you imagine the pandemonium in williamsburg, brooklyn and l.a.? >> here on the show the with no coffee in general? coming up in "the skinny," the number-one way americans find new music and the veteran actor taking on donald trump. will and jada pinkett smith's son shaking up the fashion world. jaden smith is making a statement in a skirt. >> hundreds of chipotle got sick. the unprecedented criminal charges and what's next for the restaurant. you're watching "world news now." weather. brought to you by woolite darks. weather. brought to you by woolite darks. brought to you by woolite darks.
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police in dallas looking for police in dallas looking for five suspects caught on camera wearing hoods and masks. they backed up the white pickup truck into the store of a texaco station apparently hoping to haul away the safe. they failed, by the way. all they could really do was trash the place and then they took off. some of them on foot. >> all righty. a pennsylvania high school basketball coach who used his head during a game has been placed on leave. take a look. jerry divine allegedly headbutted a referee over a he was ejected from the game and maybe education and teaching special education. focus of that school's program responsibility. >> wow.
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chain is reeling after one illness outbreak after another. so far, it's been health causes. now there's a criminal investigation into all of this and it involves norovirus, not e. coli. abc's nick watt has that story. >> reporter: a federal criminal investigation into an outbreak chipotle outlet, where we now know at least 234 people were sickened last summer. the beleaguered mexican grill chain recently served with a federal grand jury subpoena. the u.s. attorney's office and the fda are on the case. >> the news that a subpoena was issued to chipotle is not surprising in and of itself, because the department of justice is taking this so seriously, and it is definitely on their radar. >> reporter: the norovirus outbreak here first flagged august 20th. the restaurant was closed for a deep clean. a chipotle spokesperson told us, "as a matter of policy, we don't discuss pending legal action, but we will cooperate fully with this investigation." sales plunging 30% in december, after several highly publicized
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just last month, more than 140 people laid low by norovirus in boston, following a salmonella outbreak in minnesota and two e. coli outbreaks in 12 states. since then, chipotle has made fundamental changes in the way vegetables are chopped, how chicken is marinated. now, even dipping all onions in boiling water. nick watt, abc news, simi valley, california. coming up, a stage crasher gets kicked out of an awards show last night. heavyweight to battle with different though. "the skinny" is up next. continues after this from our abc stations.
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and i'll tell you all about it when i see you again >> sing it, brother, sing it. we're loving it. >> how sweet. it's emotional for him. >> it has been emotional. it's great that the fans loved that movie, as well. >> that it got chosen, absolutely. >> the other big moment of the night was when a stage crasher interrupted the ladies. >> i love it. acceptance speech pep didn't get much out before cheryl underwood kicked him off the stage, ripped the mike back saying you're not in here. not today, jesus. >> i think that we feel -- >> they continued on. >> oh, that was so good. no, no, you're not taking over our moment. >> not at all. all right. so for years now, we've known that the music industry isn't doing quite as well as it used to.
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exactly it's changing. it's no surprise that 2015's largest release was adele's album "25" totally eight million units. most surprising is how we're listening and discovering new music. >> vinyl sales up from last year 30%. streaming music got a bigger bump, 93% from last year with 317 billion. >> and in the internet age, you might be surprised to know that radio is still the number one so see, newspapers you have a future. >> right. i love it. also. >> comeback. so next donald trump proving for president, there is no twitter feud that is too small for him. so actor samuel l. jackson was asked in an interview who is a better golfer, he or trump. >> jackson responded by saying i am for sure. i don't cheat. trump apparently caught wind of this and did what he normally
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he took to twitter. and trump tweeted here. to the best of my knowledge, i haven't played golf with him and think he does too many tv commercials. boring, not a fan. >> later trump must have remembered, tweeting i don't cheat at golf, but samuel l. jackson cheated at his game. trump added he doesn't like jackson's swing saying it's not athletic and adding that he's won many club championships. >> donald trump's a superior athlete? >> just ask him, he'll tell you. now to a major milestone for the royal family. prince george's first day of school. proud parents prince william and duchess kate shared a couple of shots to mark the occasion. >> they grow up so fast. george attending the prestigious montessorie school that creates a personalized learning approach. >> they think it's an ideal program for him. so stinking cute. >> absolutely cute.
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the young star sparking a fashion revolution. >> reporter: the karate kid growing up and making a mark in the fashion world. the newest face of louis vuitton's woman's line. yes, that's right. jaden smith is styling in ladies fashion. with this post on his instagram. thank you so much at louis viton and nicolas ghesquiere for the opportunity to impact this world. >> we are seeing an evolution and we're also seeing fashion do what fashion loves to do which is to play with our expectations to tug on our prejudices and to surprise us. >> reporter: in a press release, is the company saying jayden represents a generation that has assimilated the codes of true freedom. wearing a skirt comes as naturally to him as it would to a woman. the 17-year-old is known for stretching fashion boundaries
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to dressing up as batman for the prom. his dad will smith telling ellen how he and his wife jada support all their children's choices. >> we decided a long time ago it's sort of better to flow with what people are naturally more than like what our egos need them to be. >> jayden telling gq in june, i'm expressing how i feel inside which is really no particular way because every day, it changes how i feel about the world and myself. deborah roberts, abc news, new york. wow, i think that's interesting. he always does have so much support from his parents either way. >> he does. >> men's fashion revolution maybe. >> absolutely. maybe we'll wear a kilt or something. >> maybe you. [ screams ] >> oh, i would be screaming, too. what in the world? >> you're going to fall down in your dress. >> what in the world is that outfit? run dmc from the '80s and just anybody's nightmare.
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm kayna whitworth. here's top of our top headlines that we're following this morning on "world news now." no winner in last night's $500 million powerball lottery drawing. so that means as it rolls over to saturday's game with a jackpot heading for the record books. more about what you can expect in just a moment. >> congressional republicans have made good on a campaign promise voting to repeal obamacare and cut off funding for planned parenthood.
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he will veto the bill. trading day for china's stock market. triggering an automatic shutdown. investors are worried about china's economy. and a man tried to crash a party at last night's people's choice awards climbing on stage while the hosts of "the talk" were accepting their award. those are some of the top stories on this is thursday, january 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we begin this half hour with the power play ball lottery which turned out to be a big disappointment to win it all. >> the good news for saturday's game has really ballooned into an estimated $675 million. that by the way, the largest powerball developed doors were busy selling tickets right up till last night's drawing. millions of people hoping for a chance to get rich quick.
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>> if had you been holding that winning ticket, 2, 11, 47, 62, 63, powerball number 17. >> as of last night, your odds of winning was 292 million, 1 in 292 million. so your odds of winning saturday's jackpot is even greater. >> whoa. the mathematician has spoken, folks. >> so now you know. >> you're a human calculator. >> so the jackpot will be at least $675 million. we'll all be buying tickets and crying come saturday at 11:00. >> i'm going to be cheering. the other big story a lot of people are paying attention to, a third wave of el nino fueled storms raking across southern california. >> my husband says he's never seen rain like this four days of relentless rain has flooded freeways, triggered mudslides and the parched fire zones. it's not over. our coverage begins now with abc's matt gutman.
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>> reporter: the rain pummeling california. this freeway under water. the deluge stranding cars. this truck pushing one under a bridge. strong storms snapping power lines and downing trees, pinning cars. and snarling traffic. nearly two dozen weather-related crashes reported. those el nino storms delivering so much volume. breaking through the walls of that l.a. restaurant. in old town san diego, the water pouring through the ceilings. storm drains turned into geysers and roadways into rivers. >> i felt my car slightly lift off and i just felt all the water and then i was like, i can't -- i can't move. >> reporter: a record number of acres have burned this fire season, leaving mountains like that barren. it's like water hitting a parking lot. the result? mud like this, and more mudslides and floods headed this way.
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the mud breaking through barriers, threatening ed hindline's house. >> this is the end game. we're going to have terrible mudslides and clean it up. or we're going to have a mudslide that's going to hit and it's going to knock the house off the foundation. we'll probably lose the home. >> reporter: this is the l.a. river normally just an electrical of water in a concrete canyon. but because of all of this rain, it is now surging with 150 times its average amount of water. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> wow, that's a place we're both familiar with. >> we know that location in particular. that is impressive to see the river like that. >> i've seen it completely dry at times. a trickle of water, that's a full river now. so it is really one storm after another hitting the west coast. >> and the radar shows a wide region getting hit from northern california to phoenix. accuweather's justin povick is tracking it all. justin what, do you know? >> kayna and kendis, thanks and good morning to you, as well. another storm system impacting the southwest here late week on thursday, this one too bringing with it an equally strong punch with wind, heavy mountain snow
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the rains will be confined to the lower elevations but travel delays continue from san francisco to l.a. and points eastbound. eventually this storm system will take shape over the northern plains where it will indeed be cold enough for some snow and some of that can be heavy as we ahead into the dakotas. this taking shape later on today but especially into tomorrow into portions of minnesota. for the weekend, this is rare. january we're talking about rain. and a big rainstorm for the northeast. kayna and kendis, back to you. >> justin, thank you. on now to the neighbor and the accused accomplice of the terror couple who carried out the san bernardino attacks pleading not guilt. enrique marquez is accused of buying rifles used in that attack and for conspireing to provide material support to terrorists. the judge ordered him to stand trial next month. if convicted he could face 50 years behind bars. the texas state trooper in the middle of a controversial traffic stop has been charged.
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charges and dismissal accused of lying how he removed sandra bland from her car back in july. she was found three days later dead in her jail cell. grand jury decided not to charge police or jailers in connection with the death which was ruled a suicide. >> los angeles prosecutors will not charge bill cosby with sexually abusing two teenagers. the allegations were from alleged assaults in 2008 and 1965. prosecutors say there was lack of evidence and too much time had passed. the decision follows the criminal charges filed in a 2004 case against cosby in pennsylvania. that case cosby's lawyers insist he will be cleared of. also, a hospital in tallahassee, florida, is under fire now for tossing out a woman who desperately needed medical help, ignoring her pleas as she collapsed on the pavement of the parking lot and the police officer who dragged her out
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fakisunsami. >> reporter: this disturbing dash cam video released from outside this hospital in the florida panhandle is mostly sounds. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> reporter: but you can clearly hear the painful cries of this woman, 57-year-old barbara dawson, as police and medical staff were throwing her out of the building december 21st. >> i can't breathe! >> reporter: she was begging them to stay, but the medical professionals who had seen her many times before didn't think anything was wrong. >> please, sir. >> would you please put your hands -- >> give me another chance. >> they begged you to leave and you wouldn't do it. >> reporter: as they put her in handcuffs, which you can see in these photos, she kept saying she couldn't breathe. >> you haven't been hooked up for awhile and you've been breathing just fine. >> reporter: what no one knew, only confirmed later by an au]abc worlood clot in her lung was killing her.cr family says there are no nowand they plan to s.abcws nowc ws n now we want justice for barra`ncb this will not happen n _ne
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>> reporter: in statements, the police are saying that their officer isn't a trained medical professional, and did his job. while the hospital is saying that their thoughts and prayers are with the family. the family, of course, is wishing they were this thoughtful a little earlier. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> now to a developing story out of syria where residents of one besieged town say they are literally being starved to death. up to 30,000 people have been trapped inside the town under tight guard by forces loyal to president bashar al assad. many families are said to be so desperate they're eating grass and leaves and killing and eating their pets. wow. also in paris, memorial service are being held today remembering the 17 people killed in the "charlie hebdo" attacks. exactly a year ago. french president francois hollande was there for the ceremonies but this morning, the vatican calling an the cover of
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behalf fa mus. the magazine suggests that god is the real assassin saying the very idea of god is what fueled the hatred leading to the attacks. staying overseas there are no doubts about north korea's bombshell announcements. still, the explosion was condemned by the united nations security council and others even china appearing upset and supported the u.n. resolution. it's not certain if north korea's strongest ally on the council will allow new economic sanctions. a major development from the pentagon honoring american heroes. the department of defense is reviewing more than 1100 medals awarded since 9/11 possibly upgrading some to the medal of honor. the pentagon is recognizing servicemen and women for their courage in combat. 17 medals of honor have been awarded to iraq and afghanistan service members since 2001. bad news for the oil industry but good news for you. crude oil prices plunged again yesterday some hitting their lowest point since the recession.
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demand than any problems in the mideast. analysts say the drop could mean another ten cents a gallon less for gasoline. the national average this morning is around $2. okay, so a mystery has been solved in downtown chicago over the sudden appearance of an igloo. >> it's a bit of a ramshackle structure seemingly came out of nowhere. turning up in the median inside the famed loop. so people at first thought that it was built by a hopeless person. >> yeah, but as it turns out, it's the products of a man named david sudler who lives in a high-rise across the street. it took him 15 hours to saw and chisel sheets of ice and haul them into place. >> i feel like that's kind of cool. >> it is kind of cool. mystery solved. >> how much time do you think he's spending in there instead of his high-rise? >> zero. zero. >> a bit of a tourist attraction
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all right, coming up, birthday wishes from you to us as "world news now" celebrates 24 years on the air. >> my, oh my. also ahead, get your geek on at this week's consumer electronics show where the developers are bringing virtual reality to the masses. get our take on the big reveals. first, outrage at the airport after a 10-year-old girl pulled aside for a security guard's patdown. was the tsa out of line after another look at our forecast map. a chilly 17 degrees in great falls if you're heading to the neighborhood council meeting today. >> oh. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex fast max. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex fast max. ught to you by mucinex fast max. hey buddy, let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back
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near pueblo had as many as eight eruptions since tuesday. while police ordered people to keep air distance from both, there are no immediate plans to evacuate. >> wow. so now to million who's traveled over the holidays and to one family flying just before new year's. >> a father recorded his 10-year-old daughter as she went through the tsa security capturing a patdown he says went way too far. here's abc's david kerley. >> a 10-year-old girl patted down by a tsa officer. her father watching and recording. >> it was excessive. it was invasive. i was pretty much boiling, you know, in my head. >> reporter: at the raleigh airport two days before the new year, a juice pouch inside his daughter's bag set off an alarm. then, a phone from that bag falsely tested positive for explosives, leading to the pat-down. >> i was very unhappy with it and i was confused. >> reporter: that pat-down lasting 1 minute, 48 seconds.
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i appreciate it. >> okay. thank you for doing your job. >> reporter: tsa, in a statement, says its procedures allow a pat-down of a child under certain circumstances, and that this pat-down followed approved procedures. >> getting screened by the tsa. >> reporter: payne says he complied at security, but after returning home became convinced tsa policy should change. payne did not fill out an online complaint form. he says he's working with his local congressman to deliver a complaint directly to the tsa. david kerley, abc news, reagan washington airport. >> so before he brought it to our attention, he actually put it on youtube to see what other people's reaction was. he was upset but wasn't sure if he was overreact package. it's been mixed. some people saying i'd rather be safe than sorry. >> i think i've seen young kids get patted down before. >> they've changed their policies to make it so that that doesn't happy very often but it
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>> please continue to accepted your comments to us. coming up, the top tech gadgets of 2016 being rolled out the consumer electronics show. >> our tech contributor is here with the big headlines out of vegas. that's next on "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. that's next on "world news now." >> "world news now" continues
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it is referred to as the gadget super bowl some people might actually call it because every year the best of the tech world goes head to head showing off all the new and exciting things consumers hope will change their lives. >> this year's show is currently under way in las vegas. the most buzzed about items, trina trinh. welcome. we're so happy to have you. >> thanks for having me. >> we've been seeing previews. what's the coolest thing so far? >> the biggest news is okay cue lis ripped is finally here. the virtual reality headset you can finally order. >> i have a couple questions about it. >> what is virtual reality. >> what is it and how much is it? >> virtual reality is kind of hard to explain if you haven't experienced before. it's basically being immersed in a virtual world whether it's a video game world or the real
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and being able to experience it really in-depth, feel like you're really there on the ground. abc news had a really awesome virtual reality app where you were transported to north korea just by putting on this headset and then sticking in some headphones or headphones and you were literally on the ground there. >> you could spin around 360. >> see everything up, below, left, right. the view is amazing. it feels like you're really there. that's the most cool thing about it. the price tag, a little bit of sticker shock there. the oculis rift is going to retail for $600. >> what? is there gold in that? >> yeah. >> so it's not for the faint of heart. there are cheaper versions, too. >> something kendis and i are both interested is the wearable
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especially fitness technology available out there. >> we saw a lot of fitness trackers, smart watches so far. there's more of the same but now the difference is that you're going to see a lot more integrated smart waives that are part of like clothing items that you wear every day. >> a smart bra. >> there's a smart bra, samsung came out with a smart belt. this will unfortunately report day. >> no! >> if you're watching your weight and trying to get better about being on track, staying fit, this belt that you can wear with like a regular pair of jeans will actually track how many steps you've taken, measure waist size, report that back to you and give you tips and tricks for how to. doughnut it yells no. >> it stops you. okay. so quickly, what's this about your washer donating money to charity? >> this is kind of crazy. we're already living in a connected world. might as well as have your washer/dryer be connected, too. this is a smart top load washer from whirlpool. it's wi-fi connected, but they have a charity component here. and for every wash load you do, you get pinged on whether you want to donate to habitat for
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