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stock prices plunged again yesterday nearly 400 points for the dow and the worst ever start to the year for the s&p 500. oil hit its the lowest level in almost 12 years all because of worry about china's economy and what that means for the entire global economy. >> the silver lining is we could take a step back. it's only the beginning of january. we've got a long way to go. there's a lot of economic data that can help this market. >> and some of that economic data comes later this morning with the december jobs report. economists expect that to be good news. showing again that the u.s. economy is in good shape. the elevator that left 17 miners trapped deep inside a salt mine for ten hours has a history of failures including one this past saturday. that's according to federal records. and this morning, those miners, they're all safe. obviously grateful for the extreme efforts that set them free. here's abc's gio benitez.
earth's surface, a ten-hour ordeal. 17 miners in a shift change. the third crew of the day. trapped 900 feet underground as they went into the deepest salt mine in north america. the mine's owners believe as the elevators lowered into the mine, 2,300 feet deep, a steel beam became loose, stopping the elevator and keeping it there. the temperature dropping to 15 degrees. the miners stuck in that shaft just as cold. >> they huddled together. they did what they could do to keep each other warm and keep each other's spirits up. it's very impressive to see how well they managed the situation. >> reporter: teams above sending down blankets and heat packs. after so many hours a massive crane lowering a basket down to bring the miners up in small groups. good news for the lucky 17. and the fire department says this is one of the toughest rescues they've ever had. all of the miners are now home. they are okay. but nobody is going back into
is fixed. gio benitez, abc news, lansing, new york. new york. thanks, gio. the sun made a brief appearance of rain this weekend. coastal areas yesterday flooding threatening oceanfront homes in malibu. it came one day -- look at that. it came one day after the week's strongest storm drenched the state and much of the southwest collapsing roofs, flooding homes as well as businesses. the storms stirred up waves up to 60 feet high. >> of course. look at those people riding them. >> hang 20. >> that's amazing. > that is awesome. a professional surfer was injured though at the world famous surfing spot mavericks which is just south of san francisco. look at those waves. this el nino storm system is threatening the middle of the country. justin povick at accuweather. justin? >> kayna and kendis, good morning to you, as well. it's a wet start throughout the northeast with the potential for some heavy rain later on in the
northbound into boston. there could be icing over the interior regions, as well. later on this weekend, all the storminess going on out west has to move east. we're looking at a big storm here with soaking showers and gusty thunderstorms which will create a lot of travel delays into the southeast. kayna and kendis, back to you. >> justin, thank you so much for those of you who enjoy driving around with a red and white triangle on their car, there's now hut swag. it's a whole clothing line from pizza hut including tights, sunglasses, t-shirts. one reads "pizza is bae," a term of endearment. >> there's the "stay cheesy" hat. anywhere. >> yogis love pizza. >> they do. >> to 170 for these fashion pizza hut says the profits from
just imagine all the dates you'll get for that. coming up "in the mix" a guy who kept his big lottery prize a secret for three weeks. could you do that? >> no way. guidelines from the government not eat. the criticism coming in. and turning to your mom to carry and deliver your baby. the surrogate mom who's really grandma. facebook, wnnfans.com and at you're watching "world news now." twitter as abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." [coughing] [coughing] coughing disrupts everyone's life. that's why so many people are turning to delsym for longer lasting cough relief. delsym has an advanced time release formula that helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. that's three times longer than the leading cough liquid. all night...
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federal government has some new guidelines over what we eat. there is some controversy surrounding some of the recommendations however. critics saying they don't go far enough. abc's david kerley has more. >> reporter: you'll want to eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and seafood, if you want to meet the new government guidelines. but some earlier advice is gone. removed. good news for the egg industry, even though the fine print says, eat as little cholesterol as possible. and a strong warning against too the new guidelines say no more than 10% of your daily calories. that's 200 calories, which means if you drink one 16 ounce bottle of soda a day, you have maxed out on your daily sugar intake. the government says we should lower our salt intake to no more
coffee, three to five cups a day is okay. and alcohol? one drink a day for women, up to two for men. but most controversial, the administration ignored government scientists and says lean meat is part of a healthy diet. >> even lean meat is associated with a higher risk of cancer. the meat industry has a lot of political power. they do not want the guidelines to say eat less meat. >> reporter: how effective are these recommendations? even the government admits, most of us ignore them. david kerley, abc news, washington. a texas woman in her 50s has given birth to her own granddaughter. acting as a surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law, tracey thompson delivered a healthy six pound 11 ounce girl named kelsey on wednesday afternoon. the parents had gone through several infertility treatments. thompson was happy to carry the baby for her daughter and didn't hesitate for a minute.
own baby, would you carry it for me? and i -- of course i would -- not dreaming that i would actually be doing it. >> thompson was seven years past menopause but she was able to carry the baby because new medical advances in reproductive technology and so she had to take hormone therapies and things like that. >> just so she would be able to do it. i wonder what the young child is going to address grandmother as. >> it will still be grandma. what a story to tell. >> fantastic story to tell. coming up in our next half hour here, super jackpot strategy as the powerball jackpot balloons to over $700 million, everyone is dreaming what they would do with that kind of money. if nobody wins this time, there could be a billon dollar winner. >> a billion-dollar winner. wow. first, doggy doubles. president owners shelling out thousands to clone their pets. is it safe? for that matter, is it moral? are humans next? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
how much is that doggie in the window the one with the waggly tail >> modern day hits there. you might be surprised to learn that some people are paying as much as $100,000 for a dog. >> that's a lot of money, right? but it's not just any dog. their current or old dog. it's the business of cloning your dog and it is booming. we are up "up all nightline"" with abc's p >> reporter: laura and richard have been waiting for this moment for months. >> oh, my god. it's a miracle. it's just a miracle. >> reporter: the birth of their precious puppy.
>> reporter: but the bundle of joy isn't exactly brand-new. >> it's got the same white paws. it's got the same nose. >> the same white on his nose. >> the same patch on his chest. >> reporter: it's a clone. laura and richard paid $100,000 to a south korean biotech company to re-create dylan, their 8-year-old boxer who died of a brain tumor this summer. >> it was an amazing dog. it was so soft. never in his life would he dream of the slightest growl. >> reporter: the dna that made him was harvested 12 days after the donor died, making scientific history. >> sort of a personal know-how regarding the method of best cloning a dog. >> reporter: pet cloning is becoming a big business. the seoul scientists say they've cloned over 700 dogs with a 40% pregnancy success rate. there's a reality show about the process, the tlc series "i cloned my pet." for many grieving pet owners
furry loved ones who passed over to the other side. danielle told dan harris that cloning her dog trouble was worth every penny. >> i couldn't believe it. it's amazing. everything is the same. everything. even his personality is the same. what trouble used to do, he does. >> reporter: his name is double trouble. >> yeah. first one's trouble. second one is double. >> reporter: but critics have major concerns. they say there are tons of other potential pets out there looking for homes. but laura and richard seem like perfectly happy customers. >> we know it's not dylan and just to get that piece of dylan, i mean, i will be able to see dylan's face and just having that part of him like a member of his family just means the world to us. >> reporter: byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> okay. so i know you're in love with your dog tagger. >> tater.
like it's idaho potato. [ growling ] >> oh, there she is. >> she's not smiling. >> can you stop the growling? seriously. >> would you clone tammy? >> i certainly wouldn't clone you. that's for sure. but there's so many dogs up for adoption, please adopt dogs. that's how i got tater. dogs up for adoption, please adopt dogs. that's how i got tater. sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? new mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk
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mike and peter is making a lot of noise. we'll keep it down here. so topping "the mix," if you won the lottery, could you keep it a secret? >> not at all. >> there is absolutely no way. this husband wins the lottery. he wins $2 million. doesn't tell his wife. he wins right before christmas. so he collects his winnings december 29th. he won on december 3rd. he eventually tells his wife. who, by the way, was thrilled.
he did tell his financial adviser. >> smart man. did he also call his divorce lawyer ahead of time before telling her. >> no, no, the wife was thrilled. he's a good guy. father of three. >> there's a really pretty picture from montreal. this is a highway camera. whoa, here goes a snowy owl just down from the arctic circle. now, many at the mcgill university in montreal say it's probably a young female probably looking for a place to perch but look at that beautiful picture captured january 3rd there off a major highway in montreal. >> that really is cool. >> now you know what we do? we polka. >> the polka. >> hey, news got you down? come on, let's polka. politics foreign wars all the weather, all the scores that's the "world news" polka
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this morning on "world news now," ma news now," market mayhem. the financial tailspin that started in china and sent investors into a selloff worldwide. latest uncertainty this morning attack mode. donald trump attracting huge crowds in new hampshire, takes aim at bill and hillary clinton while giving challenger ted cruz legal advice. and new this half hour, classroom challenge. >> okay, there are four sets of twins in kindergarten in the same school. why teachers have their hands full and why some parents want
>> understandably. and later in "the skinny," justin timberlake in trouble. his song "suit and tie" was a real hit. now someone else says he copied it. what do you think? it's monday -- friday, january 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> making sure that you're on your toes and you realize that it is friday. >> you're here to terrify everyone. >> i'm kendis gibson, everybody. >> and i'm kayna whitworth. our top story this morning is wall street. this year. >> we're keeping a close eye on the markets overseas at this hour. it's the worst start for the dow since 1896. the worst ever for the broader s&p 500. >> so you can blame the hit to your 401(k) on china. abc's marci gonzales has details. [ bell ] >> reporter: wall street stocks took a nosedive plunging 392 points, officially putting the market
>> this is a weird start to 2016. >> reporter: it was the worst day for the dow in three months as troubles in china's economy sent jitters across the pacific. china's stock market slipped about 7% thursday after its currency fell to its lowest level against the dollar since march, 2011. trading in china was automatically halted setting off another slump in asian and european stocks. >> that will probably translate into further problems here in the u.s. markets. >> reporter: oil prices plunged along with stock prices hitting their lowest level in 12 years. >> people are just not buying commodities. that suggests there are big problems in the global economy that we may not know about. >> reporter: what does this mean long-term for the small investors? experts say don't panic into go to a movie and don't worry too much about this. >> we could take a step back. it's only the beginning of january. we've got a long way to go. >> reporter: but that may be easier said than done for
marci gonzales, abc news, new york. another vital gauge of the economy is last month's jobless rate. it was released this morning. could be encouraging. analysts predict there were 210,000 hires during the holiday rush in december and the unemployment rate fell to around 4.9%. so just last week, applications for unemployment fell by 10,000 showing the job market is strong. >> i should point out the asian markets had a volatile morning so far. street, as well. we turn now to politics and donald trump upping the ante in the green month state. his rally yesterday in burlington, vermont, drew thousands of supporters as he unleashed a new attack ad on kenneth moton with more. >> reporter: in one of the most liberal cities in the country, hundreds of supporters stood in to see presidential contender donald trump. >> we can't get them in.
tonight, i hope, right? >> reporter: trump filled a 1,400-seat venue in burlington, vermont, the place that elected bernie sanders. but his campaign doled out 20,000 tickets. trump delivered more one-two punches at his rivals including hillary clinton. >> i must say i have my mind-set on hillary. i do have my mind-set. >> women's rights are human rights. >> reporter: earlier in the day, trump dropped this bombshell campaign video attacking clinton on women's rights showing her with disgraced congressman anthony weiner and bill cosby. then this image of former president bill clinton with monica lewinsky. the clintons refused to take the bait. >> i don't have a response. if he wins the republican nomination, we'll have plenty of time to talk about it. >> reporter: ted cruz is also trying to ignore trump who raised questions about his legal right 0 run for president.
senator born to a canadian mother go to court to clear up the matter. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> reporter: trump may have a point. legal scholars told us it appears cruz is in the clear but the issue is still unresolved. kenneth moton, abc news, washington. this morning, french investigators are treating a foiled attack outside a paris police station as an act of tearer. officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man pledging allegiance to isis after threatening them wearing what turned out to be a vest that had but the incident coincided with the first anniversary of the massacre at the "charlie hebdo" satirical newspaper. back here at home, federal agents have arrested two people with ties to isis in two separate incidents. first up in sacramento. a 23-year-old iraqi man arrested accused of trying to travel to syria to fight with terror organizations. in houston, a 24-year-old iraqi man apprehended and charged with providing material support to isis, as well.
yet to link the two arrests. both men were refugees. one entering from syria sparking new criticism, of course, from republicans that the u.s. isn't doing enough to screen refugees. affluenza teen will be arraigned this morning in texas. tonya couch is accused of helping a felon, her son, ethan, avoid apprehension. she was brought from los angeles irons. ethan remains in mexico fighting extradition. her attorney says the $1 million bail is unreasonable and wants it reduced. dozens of earthquakes this week. some blame the swarm on fracking in the region. the two largest came 30 seconds apart wednesday night here near the oklahoma, kansas state line. the quakes were felt in neighboring states wichita, are state kansas inspectors checked damage. all they found were three broken water mains and cracks in some buildings. insurance agents in the region
about earthquake insurance. >> it's not earthquakes in the west that's the problem. california finally catching a break from those el nino-fueled storms at least for the moment. the big concern right now is mudslides. all that rain has saturated the ground under many homes and another wave of rain is on the horizon. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: those storms generating monstrous waves. lapping at these homes in malibu. heavy seas gobbling up this street near san diego. that rock slide closing a yosemite highway. all of it whipped up by three consecutive el nino storms in as many days. in petaluma, california, this truck flipped over, trapping a woman inside her car. rescuers diving into the murk to free her. she survived. in the mountains, the snow blinding. from near flagstaff, arizona, to california. >> more snow in the one storm
bear. this river was about three feet over my head. yet the drought here persists. all the rain the past week enough to last the city of los angeles for just six days. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. so the storms from el nino also are moving across the country. >> and they're having a wonderful effect in the dakotas. take a look. some areas got more than i afoot of snow. the biggest snowfall there this season. it however caught the folks at fargo's airport by surprise. when they ran out of deicing liquid canceling flights. now more snow is on the way. accuweather's justin povick is covering it for us. good morning. >> kayna and kendis, good morning to you, as well. we're tracking wet weather for a change over the northeast. it's been quiet the past couple of days as these showers work their way north and eastbound. we're concerned about roadway
shading, as well. speaking of wintry weather, the plowable snow setting up this weekend over the midwest with gusty winds and treacherous travel. kayna and kendis, back to you. >> thank you. so kindergarten teachers at this school in wisconsin seeing double everywhere they look. >> yeah, there are four sets of twins among the 63 first year students. ah. twins account for about 3 in every 100 births in this country. south view elementary as one in the kindergarten class there. none are identical twins and three of the four sets are split up into different classrooms. >> we did give the parents the option to have them together or separate. and three out of the four sets wanted them separated. because they knew there were behavior issues when they were together. >> okay. maybe it's something in the water in wisconsin. there are two other sets in the same town's kindergarten. wow. just last spring, five sets of twins graduated high school together. just 35 miles from chippewa
>> twins everywhere. i think it's kind of cool though. my grandmother is an identical twin. my mother-in-law is a twin. >> which means you're having. >> which means my sister-in-law may be having twins. >> you're hoping your sister-in-law. we'll see. coming up in "the skinny," our first look at the entire cast of the highly anticipated full house" remake. >> also ahead, the record powerball jackpot drawing tomorrow night. why these giant prizes might be getting harder and harder to win. and a health alert about pizza delivered to your home and the warning has nothing to do with the pie. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol. lysol. "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol. your clever moves won't stop the cold and flu.
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okay. so you can add piz okay. so you can add pizza boxes to the list of things that could be harmful to your health. the fda banning three chemicals used in the boxes saying they could cause cancer and birth defects. they're used as a sealant to keep pizza grease from oozing through the box. but it turns out those sealants can be absorbed by the pizza. >> i remember guys in college that made furniture out of the boxes. concerning. mcdonald's is modernizing their packaging with big, bold colors and made with eco-friendly materials. the company says that its new look is part of its new plan to burger company. making sure all of its packaging is made with recyclable materials by the year 2020. >> thanks for that. so in case you haven't heard -- and they've been trying to powerball jackpot in american history rolling over some 18 times since
around the numbers. how did it get so big? abc's linsey davis tells us it's $700 million, if it doesn't get your attention, not much will. >> reporter: get ready, everybody. this is powerball. >> reporter: this is unprecedented. >> two quick picks? >> reporter: $700 million for saturday's drawing. >> next! >> reporter: that's more than $428 million cash. >> i'd probably get a nice place somewhere. >> reporter: lots of time to daydream while standing in this two-hour line in nevada. >> right there. there's the winner. >> reporter: it's all by design. back in october, the rules changed. the odds went from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. meaning, it became far less likely to win a jackpot. increasing the run, or length, between jackpot payouts. and it's working. the longer they go without a winner, in this case, 18 drawings since early november,
the good news? you're more likely to win a smaller prize. the odds are 1 in 25 that you'll win something. even if it is only $4. according to the number crunchers, there's a 17% chance again and there will be a billion with a "b," a billion dollar jackpot on wednesday. linsey davis, abc news, new york. so can you imagine if nobody wins? i mean we have our list right here. >> i have my winning ticket right here. sure do. >> oh, the picture again. who did i win with? >> hey. i'm looking mighty fine right there. you know? that's my samuel l. jackson. >> why are you wearing a disguise? >> trying to hide from the new relatives you gain with all that money. when we come back, our music lawsuit challenge.
the judge of in this morning another major copyright infringement lawsuit. >> the last one involved marvin gaye, robin thicke, and pharrell and this latest case involves justin timberlake. let's refresh your memory. and as long as i got my suit and tie, baby got fixed up too tonight >> the claimants in the "suit and tie" suit claim that even though timberlake's label paid to sample their song, they didn't sample the whole song. >> so the plaintiffs also claim they're owed royalties for "suit and tie's" commercial use in a budweiser campaign. the original song, 1973's "sho enough" by future hall of famers sly slick and wicked.
so you think train" back in the day, all right. so no doubt it sounds similar. timber lake's label did sample the song. at issue is the original vocal performance. of the sampling deal. the plaintiffs say their vocal performance nends "suit and tie" either timberlake will concede and settle or the judge will have to decide. >> you be the judge. what do you think? first we've got a first look at the cast of the "full house" "fuller house" with everyone in character on set. >> the images of the show and the cast reunited bob saget, lori loughlin, john stamos and
cameron, kimmy gibbler. the set should look familiar, by the way, because in the series, d.j. moves into that house with her children -- back into that same san francisco house where she grew up. >> a lot of people excited for this reunion. the series premieres february 26th on netflix. will ferrell has a major announcement. he is the part owner of the newest major league soccer team lafc. >> ferrell is no stranger to soccer. who can forget his role as a crazed youth coach in "kicking and screaming." he does understand some might be surprised by his latest business venture. >> this is not a joke. i've never been a part owner of anything. so i'm still part owner of an 84 toyota camry with my brother. >> so he joins mia hamm and magic johnson, also co-owners of the team.
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you pass a background check, you purchase a firearm. >> i think that you know, hillary was an enabler and a lot of things happened that were, you know, obviously very seedy. i mean, he was impeached. is fair game. you keep coming up on the trail with him. is it fair game? >> the republicans have to decide who they want to nominate. i'm trying to tell now the democrats and the country why i think hillary would be the best president. >> do you believe senator ted cruz is a national born citizen? >> i don't know, to be honest. >> talking about that you were born in canada, not criticizing it but saying you could have problems with that. why do you think he's doing that? >> look, i'm not going to try to psychoanalyze donald trump. >> this refuge here is rightfully owned by the people. the principles we are here are based upon the constitution of the united states. >> i would call them terrorists. they have a political agenda and they're --
>> bringing it forward with arms. >> the initial analysis is not consistent with the north korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test. >> they're bragging, puffing themselves up. they don't actually have the capability to obliterate the korean peninsula. the bad news is that they're trying. >> we wanted to present as many sides as we could, but at the same time, we also wanted to tell a compelling story. >> this is the l.a. river. normally just a trickle of water in a concrete canyon but right now pushing 150 times its average amount of water. it's been a long day without you my friend and i'll tell you all about it when i see you again >> i'm glad so many people are talking about that. it was moving. > a great moment. what a busy week ahead, including oscar nominations on the 14th, state of the union on the 12th and on monday, i know what you'll be doing. the championship game.
good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm kayna whitworth good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan. headlines we're following this starting with california, finally seeing a little sun driven by el nino from 60-foot waves in the surf to roads turned into raging rivers and mud slides from all of that saturated soil. we have full details straight ahead. >> federal records show that the elevator that left 17 miners trapped deep inside a salt mine for ten hours has a history of the most recent was this past saturday.
ordeal without injury. a texas woman in her 50s has given birth to her own granddaughter. acting as a surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law. the couple had been struggling with infertility for years. tomorrow's powerball jackpot up to a record $700 million. it is still growing, by the way. with tickets on sale until the drawing, there are many who say it could reach $1 billion. those are some of our top stories on this friday, january 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin this half hour with california. catching a little break. >> yeah, a small little break. the sun did make a brief appearance after nearly a week you would say of relentless torrential rains, high surf and mud slides. we are told that today's respite unfortunately will be a brief one. abc's brandi hitt kicking off
taking a beating from a series of el nino storms. after 24 hours of extreme flooding and one dramatic rescue after the next, the damage is extensive. just look at the water pouring in from a roof collapse wednesday at this salvation army store. and now, the concern is landslides. these boulders shut down a road in yosemite. in southern california, the saturated ground is also shifting. thousands of homes are threatened by fast-moving mud. along the coast, million dollar mansions are also getting pounded by high surf. >> got nailed. >> reporter: waves up to 25-feet high helping to create massive sinkholes like this one. and the extreme weather catching many tourists by surprise. >> i'm from baltimore. i thought it didn't rain here.
taking advantage of any break in the rain to clean up before the next storm strikes. and that next dose arrives saturday. luckily it's expected to be lighter rain but still many are nervous in the mudslides areas already saturated. >> it's going to be a long weekend ahead. while it was rainy and windy along the coast, in the mountains it was a different story. >> in big bear, california, 30 inches of snow fell in just 48 hours. i know you love big bear. >> it was turning roads into danger zones and knocking out power. ski hills needed generators. now winter storms are threatening the middle of the country, as well. accuweather's justin povick has the latest. good morning. >> kayna, kendis, good friday morning to you, as well. two storms that we're tracking across the country and i have some good news. the west is finally starting to quiet down. they have just been nonstop here all week long. really dating back to last week, as well. storm system number one
rain from d.c. to boston. perhaps some icing over the interior, as well. we are concerned about roadway travel delays. storm number two. bigger storm for the weekend spreading a large area of showers and thunderstorms which will eventually get into the southeast and oh, yeah, we're concerned about some wintry weather, as well. a lot of arctic air back behind. warmer air out ahead. we are concerned about heavy snow. kayna and kendis, back to you. >> our thanks to justin at accuweather. morning. people in separate incidents on terrorism charges. first in sacramento, a 23-year-old iraqi man arrested accused of trying to travel to syria to fight with terror organizations. in houston, a 24-year-old also an iraqi man was apprehended and charged with providing material support to isis. although similar, the feds have yet to link the two arrests. french investigators now say they are treating a foiled attack outside of a paris police
they shot and killed a screaming knife-wielding man pledging his allegiance to isis. abc's alex marquardt is there. video shows the moments after that takedown. at about 11:30 a.m., the man carrying a meat cleaver shouted, "god is great" in arabic and threatened the police. then, officers fired at him. >> i heard shouts coming from when the man didn't stop, they started shooting. >> reporter: a bomb squad moved in to analyze what looked like a suicide belt. a robot inspected the body. the belt turned out to be a fake. but on the young man, wearing jeans, were a paper isis flag and a note pledging allegiance to its leader. french authorities say that the man, in his early 20s, was born in morocco, and was not known to have been radicalized. the incident comes on the first anniversary of the massacre at the satirical newspaper "charlie hebdo" by two brothers tied to al qaeda that left 1 dead. and after the isis attacks in
about the attacks that have will happen. just before the attack, france's president gave a speech, thanking the country's security forces. but he has warned that france is not finished with terrorism, and the country remains at its highest alert level. alex marquardt, abc news, paris. also new this morning, dozens of police officers dead after a truck bombing in libya. about 200 others were injured. it happened at a police base where recruits were training. no one is claiming responsibility. but a local islamic state affiliate is suspected. smugglers operating in libya also resort to violence. libya has been in chaos since moammar gadhafi was overthrown three years ago. so instead of the running of the bulls, it's been the running of the bears on wall street this week. u.s. markets are off to their worst start in a long time because of problems overseas,
twice this week because of big drops. this morning we can say the shanghai index was up and down before closing up 2%. and a good u.s. jobs report today could actually bolster the markets here. tonya couch has a date in court this morning. she's the mother of the so-called affluenza teen brought back to texas yesterday. couch will be arraigned on charges she helped her son flee to mexico. ethan was convicted of killing four people while driving drunk. a youtube video allegedly shows him violating his probation. he remains in mexico fighting extradition. >> on the other side of the country, donald trump packed a full house last night in burlington, vermont. thousands of trump supporters waited for several hours in the cold as well as hundreds of protesters. it came as trump unleashed a new attack on the clintons with a new ad challenging hillary clinton's record on women's rights saying she enabled the former president during his sex scandals. but mr. clinton on the campaign trail in iowa refusing to take the bait.
picture for her or for bill because i'm the only one willing to talk about his problems. >> and are you worried that your past could hurt your wife's campaign? >> i don't have a response. if he wins the republican nomination, we'll have plenty of time to talk about it. >> you know, it really is a distinct possibility actually. just yesterday, "time" magazine put trump on their cover with the headline "how trump won." >> well, in the meantime, trump is also throwing punches at his closest competitor in the gop race. we're talking about ted cruz. he's again raising the question of whether the canadian born senator is eligible to hold the nation's highest office and now trump is finding an unexpected ally on capitol hill. abc's tom llamas is on the campaign trail in iowa. >> reporter: as senator ted cruz drove through iowa today, donald trump tweeted him a helpful message -- "ted, free legal advice, how to preempt democrats on citizen issue. go to court. you will win."
"thanks, but no thanks." >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice any time soon from donald trump. >> reporter: trump relentlessly jabbing cruz for being born in canada. >> do you believe senator ted cruz is a natural born citizen? >> i don't know, to be honest. >> reporter: and now, he's finding an unexpected ally in senator john mccain, someone he insulted last summer. >> he's not a war hero. >> he's a war hero. >> he is a war hero -- >> five and a half years -- >> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured. >> reporter: but despite their bad blood, mccain says he agrees with trump that cruz has some explaining to do. >> i think there is a question. i'm not a constitutional scholar on that, but i think it's worth looking into. i don't think it's illegitimate to look into it. >> reporter: mccain's comments, particularly notable since he, too, was born outside the u.s., and faced questions about whether he was fit to be president. but mccain says his situation is different, because he was born on an american military base in the panama canal zone.
whether legally, if you can become president. do you have a problem? >> oh, listen. it is no surprise, everybody knows that john mccain is going to endorse marco rubio. >> reporter: when he tells his life story, cruz talks about growing up in texas. >> so, i grew up in texas. >> reporter: he moved there when he was 4. but he never says anything about canada which surprised some supporters. >> i was surprised today, when he went through his bio, he just jumped right over that. i wanted him to speak to that, and he didn't. >> reporter: so, you think he should explain how he was born in canada and why? >> well, at least just mention it. >> reporter: and we did speak with constitutional scholars. the general consensus is cruz is eligible to be president. the supreme court has never ruled on this issue. if cruz were to take this to court, the experts tell us, he would win. tom llamas, webster city, iowa. >> cold and rainy in iowa. >> that issue is gaining traction. >> put it out there and then boom.
a seemingly frantic dog in massachusetts did its best imitation of lassie running for help to save a friend in danger. >> except that friend wasn't a danger like lassie's owner timmy. it was another scottish terrier like himself. jacques and annabell had run off into the woods near their home where they were missing for hours. police tracked down jacques, but they couldn't find young annabelle. >> jac led them to an embankment where a shivering annabelle was trapped at the bottom of a ravine. they rescued her. both dogs are safe and at home this morning. >> i think that's a really cool story. and for the rescuers to let the dog lead them, you know -- >> yes, towards it. >> especially for little dogs like that, you want to cuddle them up. >> annabelle's last name is skywalker. annabelle skywalker. >>-to-that right in there. >> yes. coming up, "insomniac theater." leo dicaprio's new movie and a horror show.
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a california man is behind bars for setting a string of fires targeting the groomsmen from his wedding. >> this is amazing. it all happened after his marriage fell apart. apparently he was disappointed in his friends' lack of support. abc's gio benitez has that story. >> reporter: a groom who says he was scorned leading to accusations of a bizarre trail of property scorched. 33-year-old joshua van buskirk is in a california jail after police say he confessed to an arson spree allegedly fueled by anger after his divorce. among his targets three of his own groomsmen. he's accused of throwing, molotov cocktails at their homes and cars leaving behind a twisted clue, joker cards like in the batman movie. >> leaves a calling card. >> suspected arson one in october, a grooms men's truck, gasoline poured on the hood and set on fire.
23rd, another groomsmen's truck lit on fire. christmas eve, a groomsman's fence catching on fire. extinguished before reaching the house. and that same night, van buskirk's long-time friends' garage door set on fire. thankfully not reaching the rest of the house with the wife and kids inside. >> what really broke the case were the cards. >> reporter: van buskirk arrested christmas eve. police telling abc news, he in a jailhouse interview with fox station ktvu, van buskirk says he's innocent. though he does say he was upset divorce. >> i'm here. because within the last three to all of this turmoil in my life, they haven't been there for me. found plenty of evidence at his house and that they have the right joker in jail. >> i honestly believe if we didn't get him in custody, that the other people on that list would have been victims of arson, as well. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc
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i don't care too much for money. money can't buy me love >> money can't buy you love but maybe you could donate an organ for it. >> maybe. a nursing assistant outside medical assistance. who stepped in but a former marine, always a marine. she never even met. abc's david muir with their story. >> reporter: the story begins with heather krueger a nursing assistant outside chicago who needed emergency help herself. her liver was failing. >> i was lucky to find someone who was selfless and put himself out there for me. >> reporter: because that is man next to her had never met her but went for tests to see if he was a match. >> if i was in that situation, i would want somebody to help my family.
and then started going through the testing to see if i was a match. >> reporter: he was and he remembers calling heather the first time they talked. >> i called her on the phone and i said hey, i'm a match. let's do this. let's get it done. >> reporter: spoken like a true marine and soon donating part of his liver. heather and chris in the hospital. he was helping a perfect stranger but they would become fast friends. >> you're laughing together through the whole thing making fun of each other how we looked. we were there for each other. >> reporter: months in recovery and just weeks ago, trading the hospital for this horse carriage. >> he had a horse and carriage ride planned. he got down on one knee. told me he had a question for me. and i totally lost everything he said after that. >> reporter: she broke down in tears. >> then he asked me if it was a yes. and, of course, i said yes. >> i have no regrets. i would do it again in a heartbeat if i had to. >> david muir, abc news, new york. >> that's a good story. i love that story. >> and to quote this guy right
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okay. it is time for "insomniac theater" which means it is time to check out what's hitting the box office this weekend. >> we have two movies that take place in the woods. i should be a movie critic. one is apparently very good and the other one's not faring well. we'll start with the revenant" written and directed by alejandro ia rritu who won the best picture oscar last year for "birdman." it stars leonardo dicaprio as
glass attacked by a bear. he's left for dead by a former confidante. in his quest for vengeance, he's fighting the whole time for survival. >> wow. as we lead up to the oscars this one definitely in the running getting a lot of praise. minneapolis star-tribune calling it a brooding western on an epic scale. it will surely be ranked as one of the great films of this decade. listen to this next one, calvin wilson of the st. louis post dispatch saying it puts everything else playing at multiplexes in the shade.
>> we'll see. next, "the forest" a horror film starring natalie dormer. her character goes looking for her identical twin sister who disappears in japan and sdafrs her sister was -- discovers her sister was last seen in a forest. a real place where many who enter do not make it out known as suicide forest. >> okay. that's weird. why is that happening? >> iron deposits in the mountain. it's crazy, huh? >> yeah. >> look. people sometimes see things in the forest. important to remember. if you see anything bad, anything strange, it is not real. okay. >> it's not there. >> i'm already bored. so is michael phillips who says it's roughly 40 minutes of story surrounded by 45 minutes min more of dormer in nonverbal distress. and one says "the forest" is one of those movies that starts with