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der in queens needed to pull a sanitation truck out of the thick snow. part of the reason this recovery is so slow. residential streets from newark to baltimore and south remain a problem. for a third day outside of richmond, beverly wood is stuck. her street has not seen a plow. >> i can't get to work because i can't get out. >> reporter: in virginia, one in ten streets the state is responsible for still have not been plowed. >> our crews are working as hard as they can. >> reporter: fire crews in baltimore had to work through an
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rowhouse fire. this is what stranded residents up and down the east coast hoped for. maybe not a perfectly plowed road, but at least a pathway out of their neighborhood. it's not just plowing but removing snow. how much? look at this shot of yankee stadium from an nypd chopper. new york city crews could have filled it 66 times. >> very, very happy. finally. we waited 48 hours to get this thing done. >> reporter: some of those crews finally getting to that man's home in queens. he is one of the lucky ones here in arlington, virginia. they are still waiting for this street to be plowed more than three days after the storm. david kerley, abc news, arlington, virginia. well, good news now about the housing market. home prices have risen 5.8% in november thanks to low mortgage rates, a shortage of homes on the market and solid hiring growth. prices rose fastest in portland, oregon, san francisco and denver. about 1 % in all three. and portland is one of the hottest markets in the country
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all-time high. i guess if you're a buyer, this isn't good news. >> no, i guess not. so, an up and down day for weight watchers, literally. shares of the weight loss company jumped 18% on the heels of a new ad revealing that promoter in chief, oprah winfrey, has lost 26 pounds and claiming she eats bread every day on the plan. the struggling company also saw shares increase when the talk show queen joined the company last october and buying 10% of its stock. >> we were talking about this in the hair and makeup room yesterday when you weren't around, actually, because it's girl talk. >> i don't need to hear. >> and we were saying we know a lot of women who in the past couple months joined weight watchers and seen tremendous results. >> because of that. >> and i think they feel it teaches them how to eat in a way that there's such a gym craze, but people forget that eating is a huge part of it, too. >> i think that's a starvation diet. i don't know. >> i don't think so. they said they were eating pretty well. well, motor scooters are a
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southeast asia. definitely for humans. but apparently, we're not the only ones. >> so check this out. this dynamic duo here. a man in thailand rolling with his best friend, the pup, carrying an umbrella in its mouth, ready to guard his human companion against a sudden rain storm. now, despite riskly riding with no apparent safety harness or helmet for the dog. not too much other information. but chalk it up to the internet gods blessing us with this story this morning. >> i don't think this is a blessing. i look at that dog and think if he were to get into an accident, he doesn't have a seat belt, he doesn't have a helmet. >> yeah, i guess that's one way to look at it. i just think he's heading to the restaurant and that dog is no longer with us. >> oh! >> i don't know. >> kendis. all right. coming up in "the skinny," the growing controversy over whether the earth is really flat spills over into the world of rap music. this is really a serious story. the rapper who is now taking on
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and an urgent new warning about the zika virus that's linked to serious birth defects. the rise in the number of cases here in the u.s. which states are now affected. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by zoolily.com. seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos!
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coffee and tea and the java and me, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup >> that was the number one song from 2014. >> that was the number one song from 2014. good news for coffee and tea lovers. a new study finds that regular caffeine consumption is not linked to extra heart beats. that could lead to heart problems and strokes.
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there was a link. so, the heart association has been recommending that patients with that problem should avoid anything with caffeine in it. well, the group still isn't convinced and wants more research. an influential health panel says all adults should be screened for depression, but especially pregnant women and those who have just given birth. studies have shown at least one in eight such women and possibly as many as one in five develop depression or other mental health issues. the panel says the screening is especially important because untreated depression may also harm the child. president obama is calling for speeding up research to diagnose, prevent and treat the zika virus. yesterday the president met with top public health and security officials in the situation room. right now there are 18 cases in seven states. the latest person infected had traveled overseas and came back already infected. the travel industry is concerned
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now prompting united airlines and carnival cruise lines to offer pregnant women refunds, credits, and exchanges on tickets to places where zika is found. for more details, here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: growing concern about the spread of the zika virus. many pregnant women who have traveled abroad are rushing to doctors to get checked. getting cranial ultrasounds and eye exams if their mothers were possibly infected. >> we are getting calls every day, unfortunately. any patients with symptoms we are having them tested. >> reporter: the fear is a possible link between the virus and birth defects like microcephaly in which babies are born with abnormally small heads it's also been linked to paralysis in adults. there's already a travel advisory in effect for pregnant women to avoid these 24 areas where the disease has been detected. including el salvador where officials are asking something stunning forks women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018. in brazil, the host country for
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health minister says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading the virus. 18 cases in seven states have already been reported among travelers returning to the u.s. this mom-to-be, relieved that her doctor found nothing to worry about. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> it's very frightening. >> yes, it is. we have another medical note this morning about the health of your pets. >> highly contagious strain of dog flue flu is spreading across the u.s. the canine influenza has sickened thousands of dogs across 25 states. vets say most dogs recover within two to three weeks. >> but if your dog as a persistent cough, sneezing, eye or nose discharge, or a lack of appetite or energy, experts recommend taking him or her to a vet immediately. >> many of the vets are saying this morning, make sure that that your dog's and pet's vaccines are up to date.
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announcement from can yea west. and j. lo showing a little too much 6 her behind in "the skinny." >> no such thing. it isn't possible. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. this from our abc stations. i believe, i believe believe we're still worth the fight you'll see there's hope for this world tonight
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yeah rock guitar skinny, so skinny time now for "the skinny," and topping our headlines this skinny so skinny time now for "the skinny," and topping our headlines this morning, the big announcement from kanye west. >> according to ticketmaster,
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world premiere of his seventh album. in its entirety on february 11th in new york's madison square garden. it is called "ways," and west is referring to it as the best album of all time. not his best album, mind you. the best. >> the event, by the way, is dubbed yeezy season 3, and it's set to coincide with new york fashion week and presumably the debut of some of kanye's new couture offerings, as well. next to a growing scientific controversy spilling over into the world of hip-hop. >> this is really big news and really serious. it started out as a twitter spat between rapper b.o.b. and astrophysicist neil degrasse tyson over flat earth theory. the rapper tweeting out, pointing out questions about the lack of proof that the earth is round. but tyson was less on facts and more on ridicule. so b.o.b. set it to music. music music says
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department of defense they divide up the seas into 33 degrees better be careful what you read flat line flat line >> but not to be outdone tyson released his own rap response. i'm not sure what it was that really made you think that you think you could disrespect a tyson and your ship won't sink i mean whoa can't fool the people b.o.b. they know what's up i'm in the hayden planetarium getting shoulder rubs i think it's very clear that bobby didn't read enough and he's believing all this conspiracy theory stuff >> pretty good. >> his nephew did that. >> b.o.b. isn't the first celebrity to question the paradigm joining tila tequila. he may not be the last. so tyson's track may not be the last word. it really is a serious issue. so from that debate to something that is definitely round. >> where are we going here? >> j.lo's booty. barely a week into her las vegas concert resistcy and j. lo is
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>> the 46-year-old singer suffered a major wardrobe malfunction over the weekend as she bowed for the crowd after performing her hit on the floor. that's when her sparkling sequinned jumpsuit was stretched to the limit. couldn't take it anymore and it split here behind. oh, apparently there's only so much pressure that spandex can take and still, jenny from the block took it all in stride. >> thank god for the internet. >> oh, man, and those iphones i tell you. finally, we have a bit of celebrity baby news. >> we're talking about hollywood power couple john krasinski and emily blunt expecting baby number two. the actress confirming through her rep to "us weekly." >> blunt and "the office" alum tied the knot at george clooney's home in italy back in 2010 after two years of dating and they welcomed that cute little thing, that's hazel, in february of 2014. big congratulations to that happy couple. >> cute couple. coming up, the action thriller by ben affleck's little
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well, it's true, the true story of one of the most daring rescues in coast guard history and it's set to hit theaters this weekend. >> it stars casey affleck, of course, who opened up to us about the gruelling shoot and his big brother ben. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: "the finest hours" is a film that can finally be made. >> i want you to go up on deck and have a look. >> reporter: because movie technology can now make this look real. >> it's a real story. >> may day, may day. do you copy? >> two gigantic oil tankers 500-foot oil tankers, splitting in half, both of them at the same time, in this huge storm. >> every fellow here wants to live. the only way that happens is if
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>> reporter: affleck plays an engineer on board the stricken "ss pendleton," and chris pine boson of the tiny coast guard cutter sent to rescue them against unbelievable, apparently insurmountable odds. >> you've got about five seconds, boys! >> some guys, i won't mention who, chris pine, ben foster, guys like that, they wore wet suits and dry suits and complained all the time. i never did any of that. >> reporter: affleck is, of course, baby brother to ben. >> who's that? >> that is bruce wayne. >> when i said i didn't want to do batman, there was a little bit of tension, you know, but i'm glad that he got the job after all. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, if they can't get casey, they take ben. casey is also bffs with joaquin phoenix. they met on "to die for." now casey is married to his sister, summer. >> matt at the time was up for the joaquin phoenix part.
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had gotten that part, you may have never married your wife. >> that's right. >> reporter: he's a director, producer, indie film kind of guy. why did you decide to do this? >> i guess i was drawn to this because of the sort of old-fashioned heroics of it. >> reporter: i'm surprised very few of us have even heard of this story before. >> it's incredible. i had never heard of it. i grew up in massachusetts and never heard of it. it's one of those things that someone finds it and they think, this is incredible. let's call casey. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, hollywood. >> he's got a great sense of humor. >> he does. he's so incredibly talented. actually probably maybe more than ben. he's actually been an oscar nominee before. and don't miss our updates on facebook, wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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insomniacs for two decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." donald trump says he's out of tomorrow night's republican debate, slamming fox news for quote, playing games, calling moderator megyn kelly a third-rate reporter who shouldn't be allowed to participate. we've got some full details coming up. two people dead and three others wounded at a homeless camp near downtown seattle. police say the shooting was very targeted and they are searching for two persons of interest. the two anti-abortion activists indicted by a houston grand jury plan to turn themselves in. both facing a charge of tampering with a governmental record. it's a felony. apple says its iphone sales may have hit a wall. those sales grew at the slowest pace since the device was first introduced eight years ago. the iphone accounts for about two-thirds of apple's revenue. those are some of our top
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january 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with the latest fireworks from the campaign trail in the critical days before the iowa caucuses. >> it never gets boring, does it? donald trump says he will not take part in tomorrow night's debate on fox news, saying without him, fox will have no ratings. and on the democratic side, hillary clinton is just barely holding onto her lead over bernie sanders in iowa. here's abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: in the tight race in iowa, where polls show bernie sanders doing better than hillary clinton with first-time caucusgoers. sanders says he needs them to turn out. >> to my mind, we will win here in iowa if the voter turnout is high. >> reporter: clinton rolling back the clock in a new ad. >> all of us have a responsibility. >> reporter: showing voters the proof of what she calls her lifelong fight for children and families. >> i'm hillary clinton.
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message. >> reporter: on the republican side, a day for endorsements. texas governor rick perry campaigning with ted cruz. former new york governor george pataki throwing his support behind marco rubio, and arizona sheriff joe arpaio, a controversial figure, campaigning with donald trump, who also won the endorsement of jerry falwell junior, the son of the late televangelist. falwell's nod could help trump cut into cruz's support among born-again christians, but a nebraska senator is questioning trump's morality. on twitter senator ben sasse asked about trump's admitted affairs with married women. have you repented to harmed children and spouses? do you think it matters? trump instead focusing on whether he should attend the upcoming republican debate. >> probably i won't be doing the debate. i'm going to have something else in iowa. let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okay?
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expecting 3 to 5 inches of snow on des moines on monday, which could affect voter turnout reena, kendis. >> our thanks to bazi. we're going to get some breaking news right now coming in from oregon where leaders of an armed group that seized a remote wildlife refuge has been arrested. one of the group's members was killed during the takedown, which occurred during a traffic stop. jason patrick was still at the scene when the arrests were made. >> reporter: well, i've heard that a couple people were shot and one person is dead. doesn't sound much like a peaceful resolution to me, but everybody at the -- is making strong preparations for a peaceful resolution. i'm not sure how much you can trust the folks that say peaceful resolution, but that's what we're preparing for, the peaceful resolution. > the fbi says ammon bundy and the others who were arrested face felony charges of conspiracy to impede the duties
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threats. now to a terror plot. the fbi says targeted a masonic temple in milwaukee. the suspect, a u.s. citizen, is behind bars. abc's pierre thomas has the details. >> reporter: authorities say the suspect wanted to unleash a cold-blooded massacre and spark other attacks across the country. according to the fbi, samy mohamed hamzeh, an american citizen, planned to go inside a masonic temple in wisconsin, lock the doors and gun down 30 people. he went on a tour of the temple just last week, after visiting a firing range, allegedly thinking he would carry out the attack with two other radicals using three machine guns with silencers. investigators say he is caught on tape saying, when we go into a room, we will be killing everyone. the fbi launched this investigation in september of last year. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. well, naval authorities in san diego have lifted the lockdown imposed after reports
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completing a full sweep of the base and at nearby schools, the navy says it found no sign of a gunman and no evidence of any shooting. an unidentified employee reported hearing three shots early yesterday morning, prompting a full-scale lockdown that lasted nearly six hours. six cleveland police officers have been fired and six others suspended for their roles in a police chase and shooting which left two unarmed people dead. the officers fired a total of 137 shots during the incident. that was back in 2012. abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> reporter: timothy russell and melissa williams were inside this car riddled with bullets. in all, 137 shots fired. russell and williams were unarmed. it all started with a high-speed chase, involving 62 police cars over more than 20 miles. the chase sparked by a backfiring car, believed to be gunfire, and officers mistakenly thinking the suspects were shooting at them. >> it was obvious that a rush to
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way to handle an incident this complex. >> reporter: authorities don't know why russell didn't stop, but the officers were cited for joining the chase and leaving the city without permission. one of the officers stood trial after jumping on the suspect's car and firing 15 shots. he said he fired fearing for his life. >> i thought we would be shot and be killed. >> reporter: and was acquitted of manslaughter. the police union president is vowing to fight the firings, calling the move unbelievable and politically motivated. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. president obama is calling for speeding up research to diagnose, prevent and treat zika virus. mr. obama met with top health and security officials yesterday in the situation room. health officials believe zika is linked to a wave of birth defects in brazil in which babies have small heads. u.s. officials have recommended pregnant women postpone trips to the caribbean and south america
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some of america's biggest companies are donating bottled water to flint, michigan, walmart, the latest, joining nestle, coke and pepsi. the companies say they will provide up to 6.5 million bottles of water for flint's children some music stars have also donated water. but a good star. nba all-star blake griffin apologizing this morning after breaking his hand following a fight with a team staffer. griffin hurt himself when he punched a member of the team's equipment staff outside a toronto restaurant. he is expected to miss at least four to six weeks. coach doc rivers says this sort of stuff shouldn't happen and the team may actually penalize griffin. we're going to turn to baseball now. the strike zone may be getting a lift. commissioner rob manfred says major league baseball is looking at whether to raise the bottom of the strike zone. not much from the hollow beneath the kneecap to the top of the kneecap. that's where it was until ten
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it's only a couple of inches but offense has been slumping for the past 15 years or so. and there was a special wrestling match in the boston area. it was an undefeated high school wrestler against a special needs student. the video getting a lot of attention on social media. deven schuko is one of the top high school wrestlers in massachusetts, but now there's a loss on his record but a victory for everyone else. >> deven just proved there that it's never wrong to do the right thing. >> if i had to lose to someone, i'd like to lose to andy. you know, like it was, you know, it was a win-win in my book. >> well, deven's opponent andy howland was thrilled with the victory. he's been wrestling competitively for seven years. despite having down syndrome. and actually, this wasn't his first win either. great to see that. i love it. >> great attitude about it. all right coming up, russia joins the fight in the war against isis allying itself with syrian
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the fighting, giving us a rare view from the front lines. 1 and remembering a hollywood mainstay. what you may not have known about actor abe vigoda. but first a look at today's temperatures across the country. i learned this about great falls. you can get 18 cans of pabst blue ribbon for $12.99 right now. it's a steal. >> is that a beer? >> yeah. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex. weather, brought to you by mucinex.o tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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go, accusing the united states of adopting unacceptable iranian and russian ideas on solving the conflict. police in denmark will now be able to seize valuables worth more than $1,500 from asylum seekers to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases are being processed. the united nations condemned the new law, saying refugees deserved compassion. turning now to the heart of the crisis. the brutal civil war in syria and russia joining the fight in the war against isis, aligning itself with syria's besieged leader bashar al assad. >> this morning in an abc news exclusive, terry moran is on the front lines with a rare view inside a russian armored personnel carrier. >> reporter: the village of salma, which now lies shattered after a ferocious battle two weeks ago. there's almost nothing left here. we walk the streets past the ruins. for three years, rebels against
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president bashar al assad controlled this strategic village until russian air power arrived. so you came in on the ground and the russians were in the sky? >> yes. >> reporter: and now this is syria. >> yes. >> salma is ours. >> reporter: salma is yours. the nightmare of syrian civil war is now in its fifth year. a quarter million people have been killed here. half the population out of their homes. millions of refugees. and in this chaos, isis was born. and now the russians are here. and they are all in. more than 200 russian air strikes boosted the syrian troops here and the battle continues. it's only been a few days since the syrian government troops took this town. and we can still hear in the hills and villages beyond mortar fire, small arms fire. those are the front lines a few
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in the three months since russia joined the fighting, their forces have turned the tide of battle. massive air strikes and cruise missile attacks have pulverized rebels and bolstered the assad regime for decades, a close moscow ally. we also went to sea on board a russian destroyer, sailed out how much firepower moscow committed to the effort. cruise missiles on board, it not only is supporting the russian campaign in syria, it's sending a signal to the rest of the world about the russian navy's modern capabilities. at the main russian air base in syria, the jets are roaring day and night. the perimeter bristling with helicopter gunships. this is the tip of the sphere of russian air power in syria. the russians tell us they've flown more than 5,000 sorties from this base, striking 10,000 targets. the massive russian commitment here and the way it's rapidly
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sharp contrast to president obama's years of caution. even after declaring -- >> that assad needs to go. >> reporter: but the u.s., britain and others say russia is helping the assad regime a lot more than they're fighting isis and they accuse their forces of indiscriminate attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians. we saw russian troops loading so-called dumb bombs, unguided munitions, very inaccurate, lots of potential for collateral damage. but when i spoke with russian general igor konashenkov, he scornfully dismissed the charge. what civilian facilities are you talking about, he says? these are powerful groups of terrorists. one thing is clear, there is a new reality in the syrian war, terry moran, abc news, salma, syria. >> so fascinating, huh? >> it is. i remember the white house officials when the russians first launched this offensive about five weeks ago, as terry mentioned, saying good luck.
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180 degrees since they launched this offensive, at least for president assad's regime there. >> there's been such talk is he going to step down, and tuesday, the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov had to fight off talk from reporters, saying, no, there was a former chief of intelligence. there was some rumors he had asked assad recently to step down. he said, no there's nothing true to that. nobody's seeking political asylum just yet. it's been such a long draw on this war over there. and it's just so heart-breaking, i think about the children all the time over there. >> can you believe it's been five years of the assault in syria? the flood of refugees continues though no matter where the tide is on that fight. >> so true. coming up, remembering a television legend. >> he's been a hollywood mainstay for more than 40 years. this morning we remember actor abe vigoda. you're watching abc "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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stardom in abc's "barney miller," as the curmudgeonly detective fish. >> in an emergency you would be the first one i would call. >> you should call me first. i need time to put my teeth in. >> reporter: oddly, vigoda spent years fighting an urban legend he had already died. >> well, the rumors are that he died. >> abe is there in the control room? he is. >> reporter: that's him on david letterman's show in 1988. like his character in "the godfather" -- >> tell mike it was only business. >> reporter: -- he knew the end was coming. >> tom, can you get me off the hook? for old time's sake? >> can't do it. >> reporter: abe vigoda was 94. david wright, abc news, new york. >> quite a legend. >> he also performed on and off broadway. just a really, really incredible man. all right. coming up, the countdown to valentine's day. >> oh. so if you've been looking for love in all the wrong places, could one of those places be the workplace? >> really? >> yeah.
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all right, folks, we're now t-minus 18 days away from the most romantic holiday of the year. so the pressure's on. and if you're bound and determined to get yourself a valentine, you've got to work. >> but is it a good idea to look inside your own workplace? >> i see nole just disappeared. >> why did the floor director just disappear afrom the workplace? >> here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> that was nice to meet you, ben. >> reporter: office romance, even the interns can't escape it. >> see you later? >> love to. >> reporter: but not all's fair in love and work. these days many companies have policies that frown upon cubicle courtships.
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the one you sit next to every day? >> we worked together for just over a year and i never told a single soul. >> reporter: 27-year-old jaclyn smith and now husband tyler mcgee were together for four years when tyler took a job at her company where she no longer works, finding his desk right next to his girlfriend's. >> eight floors of a building, you didn't expect to be sitting 15 feet away from her. >> reporter: the couple choosing to keep their relationship private from coworkers. >> we were worried a little bit about our reputation and what people might think or say. >> reporter: the business insider editor says there were several steps they took to keep their work and personal lives separate. >> you should always check the company policy before you start an office romance. >> we weren't showing up and leaving at the same time. and to be frank, we rarely talked to each other. >> reporter: the couple also kept their lovey-dovey messages off their business e-mails and cell phones. another important consideration, keeping their love quarrels out
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now, happily married for four months, jacqueline and tyler say their relationship is a testament to making an office relationship work. >> i ended up leaving the company and going to work somewhere else. and we stayed together and a few years later i proposed. >> yeah. >> the rest is history. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. so is it a good idea? >> well, you know, love is blind. >> what does that say? >> that means it can happen anywhere. actually, i see it happen a lot in the news rooms. >> yeah. >> especially late at night around this hour. just saying. > no. >> why did our floor director leave during this conversation? we're going to investigate. >> i don't know. find love wherever you want, folks. investigate. >> i don't know.
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folks. this morning on "world news now," sitting it out. >> donald trump saying he will not be participating in tomorrow's debate. the last before the first votes of the presidential election, but can he really resist? breaking news from oregon. the standoff with militia men and the federal government turning deadly overnight. one of the leaders of the group killed. others arrested. the latest just ahead. on the edge, the california town teetering on a cliff and the residents forced out, but some refusing to leave their homes even though they could fall into the ocean at any moment. and super commercials. the other reason people watch the super bowl. if you're not into football, then maybe this year's crop of ads will work for you. but will they be fun or follow the tear-jerker trend of last year? it's wednesday, january 27th.
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hey, everyone. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. do we remember last year's super bowl ads? >> i was just going to ask, i don't remember it being a tear-jerker, but i also fell asleep in the first quarter. >> what? of the super bowl? >> when you're working this shift, sometimes you fall asleep in inopportune moments. >> like just before the end of the fourth quarter of last year's super bowl. that would have been a good moment. >> i think i woke up for that. >> okay, very good. we look forward to seeing the super bowl ads this year. hopefully they go more fun than they did last year. >> fingers crossed. well, it was not a fun night at news corp., i'll tell you. fox headquarters. >> yeah. >> roger ailes and murdoch probably had a lot of fun conversations. >> would have been a good reality show, though. >> what? like what's happening behind the scenes? >> yes. >> it was supposed to be a big debate and it's now official. donald trump says he will definitely not take part in tomorrow night's debate on fox. >> trump's main problem? he says is fox news anchor megyn kelly, who will be one of the
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trump says kelly is a, quote, third-rate reporter, and says he'll hold his own event during the debate to raise money for wounded veterans. >> in the meantime, a new abc news/washington post poll shows donald trump in the lead nationally among republicans with 37%. ted cruz with 21% and marco rubio with 11%. but on the democratic side, the numbers are much closer. we're going to get the very latest on all of this right now. abc's brandi hitt on the case. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the next president of the united states, donald trump. >> reporter: a bombshell from donald trump just days before the iowa caucuses. >> let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me. okay? >> reporter: trump's campaign now confirming he is bailing out of thursday's republican debate in iowa, with the return of moderator megyn kelly, who sparred with trump back in august. >> your twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks. >> reporter: trump's rival,
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front-runner dropping out of the debate shows a lack of respect for voters and he issued this challenge. >> if he's unwilling to stand on the debate stage with the other candidates, then i would like to invite donald trump to engage in a one-on-one debate with me any time between now and the iowa caucuses. >> reporter: still, the republican front-runner continues to pull in conservative endorsements including arizona's famous tough talking sheriff joe arpaio even as his opponents attack. >> you don't think he's a christian? >> no, i don't know what he is. trump views this not from the question of faith, he views it all as politics. >> reporter: on the democratic side, both bernie sanders' and hillary clinton's campaigns are energized. and also concerned about voter turnout next monday. >> we will win here in iowa if the voter turnout is high. >> if you go to the caucus on monday night and stand up for me
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for you as your president. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. news from oregon where there's been a deadly confrontation between armed militants and the fbi. gunfire erupted during a traffic stop outside the wildlife refuge where the militants had been holed up. killed in a hail of bullets was standoff spokesman robert lavoy finicum. eight people were arrested, including the leader of the standoff, ammon bundy. each will face a federal felony conspiracy charge. we'll have more details in our next half hour. the fbi says it broke up a terror plot in wisconsin which targeted a masonic temple. prosecutors say samy mohamed hamzeh planned to storm the masonic temple in milwaukee and kill 30 people. he said he hoped to show is that nobody can play with muslims, as well as spark more attacks. the arrest was a result of an undercover investigation which began last september. police in seattle this morning say two people are dead
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wounded by gunfire, all of this taking place late last night at a homeless camp in downtown known as the jungle. the police chief says he believes the shooting was not random and that there are two persons of interest in the case. six cleveland police officers have been fired and six others suspended for their role in a police chase and shooting which left two unarmed people dead. officers fired a total of 137 shots during the incident back in 2012. both occupants of the car were killed. the police union blasted the decision, calling it politically motivated and insane. >> it's a terrible situation. it's a tragic situation. but we responded. we responded to the felonies that were being committed. and don't let anybody tell you any differently. >> the chase began when officers standing outside the police headquarters mistook the sound of a beat-up chevrolet malibu backfiring as a gunshot. now to southern california where the reward for information
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grown to $200,000. the three men all believed to be dangerous were awaiting trial for various violent felonies. one of them even being compared to a famous movie killer. with more, here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: investigators taking to the roof trying to piece together how three alleged violent criminals became escape artists. combing through jail surveillance footage to see when the flee formed an alliance. the fugitives accused of violent crimes from murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and torture. nayeri is accused of mutilating his victim's genitals. the deputy district attorney calling him diabolical, violent, and cunning, comparing him to the cannibalistic movie villain, hannibal lecter. when you're accused of torture and genital mutilation, people are terrified that you're out on the run. >> sure, i can understand and i feel the same nervousness. i'm hoping that it's not a violent end. >> reporter: just a short time
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the sheriff is very concerned about the length of time that these inmates were unaccounted for, so they're currently process and already making changes. kayna whitworth, abc news, santa the founder of bikram yoga will have to pay a massive penalty in a sexual harassment suit. a los angeles jury hit bikram choudhury with nearly $6.5 million in punitive damage to his former legal advisor. a day earlier the same jury awarded her nearly a million dollars. however, the centric yoga guru testified yesterday that he's nearly bankrupt now. so-called affluenza teen ethan couch could be back in texas before week's end. he has decided to drop his appeal against deportation from mexico. couch and his mother fled to mexico after video surfaced that appeared to show couch at a party where people were drinking. that would be a violation of his probation for his drunk driving accident that left four people deed.
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released by iran recently is now back home. sayid abedini arrived. in boise, idaho, on a private plane after spending several days in north carolina with his mother and sister. his wife and children planned to meet him there but instead they've reunited in the midwest. he was jailed in iran for nearly four years presumably for preaching christianity. and a decision of a -- on hospitality for iranian president during a visit to rome is being ruled as ridiculous by the local press. italians afraid of offending the strict muslim during his visit to an art museum decided to cover up the nude statue. the iranian president is on a five-day tour in europe to boost economic ties. the move has local politicians rolling on both sides of the aisle. italy also chose not to serve wine because alcohol is, of course, forbidden for muslims. whatever happened to when in rome, kendis? >> that would be the theory. but there's not -- as you look
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there's not a lot to cover up. >> oh! kendis! >> i'm just saying. >> all right. >> but, yeah, they did -- he did get a tour of one museum, but, yeah, they had to cover it up. >> and they covered it all up. >> see how the french deal with him in a few days. >> maybe they found out the most important bits of the -- >> bits? >> yeah. how do we move on? coming up in "the mix," two babies doing very different things. one praying, the other bullfighting. first, over the edge as their homes inch closer to falling into the ocean. some residents in this california town are refusing to leave. apparently more teams than just broncos and panthers are gearing up for the super bowl. the ad wizards are pulling out all the stops, hoping to have you stick around for the big game. we'll have a preview a little later. remember to find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."only provides relief for four hours, but did you know there's a product that lasts for twelve hours?
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okay. okay. so as you watch this time lapse video of the blizzard moving in and covering the national mall in washington, you may be struck by how many people were out in the park during the snow days. nothing else in the nation's capital seemed to be moving but this morning the federal government reopens albeit three hours late. the city schools also reopened today, but most in northern virginia will not. air travel also seems to be getting back to normal today. so far only 30 flights have been canceled compared to more than
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13,000 since the blizzard started. >> you know what's fascinating me? tuesday morning in the senate, guess who showed up? >> the janitors? >> no, only women. in the entire senate. >> in the entire senate. >> only the women showed up. it was so fascinating to me. from every level, from the senators to the pages, to -- it was actually senator lisa murkowski, she made a statement saying that, you know, look around. the only people presiding officers are female, parliamentarian female, floor manager female, pages female. >> where was everybody else? >> the men were clearly at home with their feet up. >> as one would be. i think they were shoveling. > i don't think so because the whole city is paralyzed. unable to get to work. i don't think everyone is shoveling exactly. >> that's true. well, nothing ever happens -- >> well, kudos to the women of the senate. >> yes. bravo!
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just the females showed up. >> what bills were passed? >> no bills were passed. the men didn't show up. >> okay. now we know. now that you've spoken your piece. >> i feel good about that one. >> it's one of those things, when you're the guy on the set, all you have to do is be like, you are so correct. oh, my god, yes. >> you're not going to win that fight today. smart move, kendis. we turn now to the crisis unfolding on the pacific coastline in california. >> yeah, a coastal wall outside of san francisco is collapsing, threatening hundreds of homes and the families who are in them. neal karlinksky is there with the latest for us. >> reporter: el nino's fury ripping apart a chunk of the california coastline. a drone video catches a huge slab falling away. police have now yellow-tagged an entire apartment building, telling residents to get out while they still can. >> did you sleep with one eye open up until today? >> yeah, alert. time to go >> reporter: take a look at this. this bluff in the city of
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and pounding rains, leaving homes and businesses in danger of falling. just imagine if this was your balcony. underneath here, the entire coastline continues to fall away with no end in sight. this home's patio has been left poking out with little support. pictures from before show the dramatic difference. despite the threat, some residents refusing to leave. >> you guys will have to physically drag me out. >> reporter: and despite efforts to shore up this bluff, people here know the danger is far from over. neal karlinksy, abc news, pacifica, california. >> god, it's so scary. also the home values for these people who invested so much and now to see your house falling into the ocean. >> even though those are apartment buildings you're looking at, those are million dollar condos and apartments teetering right there. i hope they have insurance to cover all of that. officials have worked to preserve the delicate sandstone
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>> putting boulders up. i don't know if that's enough. >> we'll see. coming up in our next half hour, big news from kanye west. the rapper is set to debut his latest album called "swish," in its entirety in one of the most public of all venues, coinciding with fashion week. but first, counting down to super bowl 50 on the field. there will be peyton manning versus cam newton, but off the field, how about amy schumer versus steven tyler? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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marsha, what happened? >> peter hit me in the nose with a football. i can't go to the dance like this. >> well, i'm sure it was an accident sweetheart. >> an eye for an eye. that's what dad always says. >> i never said that, honey. >> shut up. teach her a lesson. >> marsha, eat a snickers. >> why? >> you get a little hostile when you're hungry. better? >> better. >> marsha, marsha, marsha. >> jan, this isn't about you. >> it never is! >> it's really hard to imagine anything topping that one. that was my favorite commercial from last year's super bowl. >> just wait. steam ahead for super bowl 50 after all. abc's chris connelly gives us a sneak peek of some of this year's hottest commercials. >> reporter: from date nights and websites to bud lights. back? >> there is no middle. >> reporter: candy bars and fancy cars, plus movie stars with pikachu and tyler, too. the ads slated for super bowl 50
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group, and they'd better be with 30-second spots on the telecast said to be going for as much as $5 million, major impact is a must have. >> there are very few places advertisers can go to get a lot of people in one shot. and the super bowl is it. last year, the super bowl had a record 114 million viewers. that sort of opportunity simply doesn't exist in this day and age. >> reporter: aerosmith's steven tyler walking this way for skittles. website creator square space nabbing comic duo key and peele. >> starring the incomparable liam neeson. >> reporter: liam neeson himself representing lg electronics. abu wambach sings the mini-cooper's praises. while christopher walken weighs in for kia. amy schumer and seth rogen are beer bottle buddies and t.j. miller will have his modesty on tap.
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super bowl commercial of all time. do you understand? >> reporter: while three different shot-by-amateur clips are competing for doritos' 30-second slots. eager to get your attention the way budweiser's lost puppy did at super bowl xlix last year. so, don't go away. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. fall down at your door >> i like that one. >> yeah, it was a really, really good one. now, here's the deal. listen, viewership is probably going to be way up this year for the super bowl. the afc championship game this past sunday had 53 million viewers. second largest audience on record. completely. so it bodes well for the actual big game itself. >> apparently for commercials cbs will get $5 million for 30 seconds worth of ad time. the first super bowl, though, 1966, it was about $310,000. >> wow. even that seemed expensive. >> i asked them, we should do a they said it would have broken the budget for the next 20 years. >> there goes your salary right there.n years.
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we're going to start "the mix" with a little bit of controversy that is brewing overseas in spain because this bullfighter, francisco rivera ordonez, he put up this picture. can you see what's in his left arm there? >> is that really a baby? >> that really is a baby. his 5-month-old daughter is in his left arm. when he posted it to his instagram, a lot of people were like, what the hell? >> we're sure she wasn't photoshopped. >> she wasn't photoshopped. this was him during a practice run bullfighting there. >> oh, my gosh. >> so a lot of people were upset by this and commenting about this. but francisco then posting another photo showing this is a family tradition. he's a fifth generation bullfighter and that's him on the left with his dad doing it. he says, it's perfectly safe. it's not during a real
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but this is just a practice run. >> i bet you anything mama was out for the day when this photo was taken. put money on that one. you know crabs, i feel bad for them, crabs, lobsters, you throw them into the pot, they don't get a chance to fight back really. >> they taste so good, though. >> in brazil, one crab fought back. this is an actual knife and it's a restaurant in brazil that shows this knife-wielding -- yeah, exactly. going to head into the shower any second now. >> oh, man. you got to give him props. >> the people who saw this photo were quipping apparently he was protecting himself from the dangers of brazil and drug that's what some people are saying. > we took it to that level. >> we took it to that level. people very amused by all this saying he's stabbing fish and stealing pearls, because he's always high on that seaweed. >> all right. the things that they come up with for that crab. i hope the crab did survive. this was really cute. a lot of families have their
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to bed and prayed with their kids at night. so does this south carolina family. very cute here. so, these parents, mind you, they rush their kid to bed sunday night because they wanted to see the end of the carolina panthers game. >> oh, yes. >> and then they starred hearing noises from the baby monitor. >> okay. >> and thank you all my babies and all my babies and santa claus. >> it was their 2-year-old daughter praying. >> that's precious. >> it is. >> see, kids like routine. like, you brush your teeth, you say your prayers, you read a storybook, you go to bed. you take them out of that -- >> you wet your bed. >> what a beautiful family and what a sweet, sweet baby. >> very cute. luckily for them, the panthers are making it to the super bowl.
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this mornitueswed this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the militia standoff in oregon turning deadly. the group's spokesperson killed as the fbi moves in arresting the leaders of the movement. the full report straight ahead. setting the stage or not. donald trump definitively pulling out of the final debate before the iowa caucus. the reason? a fox news anchor, how she responded overnight. and new this half hour, growing concerns over the zika virus. >> the federal government issuing guidelines for pregnant women. president obama in the situation room. it was a major event that has soon come to one of america's biggest concert venues. kanye west is reportedly set to premiere what he calls the best album of all time. skinny."
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this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. >> we do say good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we're going to actually begin with the breaking news out of oregon where one person has been killed in a shootout between the fbi and members of the armed group holding a federal wildlife refuge. >> we're getting word that the victim has been identified as robert lavoy finicum who had been acting as a spokesperson for this group. including the leader, ammon bundy. abc's alex stone has the late details. >> reporter: the takedown did not happen at the wildlife refuge where militia members were holed up for three weeks, armed, some claiming they were ready for a battle with law enforcement. instead, oregon state police and federal agents moved in as group leader ammon bundy and his followers were on the move, apparently driving to a meeting with locals. police conducted a traffic stop on oregon's highway 395, pulling over the vehicle bundy was riding in.
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telling abc news a person who was killed in a return of bullets. bundy and multiple other people the arrests also took place elsewhere. immediately a local hospital was put on lockdown as a follower who was injured in the shootout got treatment there. alex stone, abc news. and trump will not take center stage in tomorrow night's debate on fox news. in fact, he's not going to take the stage at all. >> trump was demanding fox remove news anchor megyn kelly as one of the moderators. fox refused, so trump says, i'm out. he's been highly critical of kelly since a debate in august when she asked him about the disparaging words he used to describe women he didn't like. >> megyn kelly's really biased against me. she knows that. i know that. everybody knows that. do you really think she can be fair at a debate? >> i maintain it was a tough but fair question and we agreed to
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>> trump's current rival in iowa, ted cruz, is firing back at him for skip, the debate and challenging him to a one-on-one debate alone ahead of the iowa caucuses. abc's tom llamas has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: senator ted cruz with a warning to his supporters. this predictions about donald trump. >> if donald wins iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in new hampshire. if he went on to win new hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee. >> reporter: cruz and the super pac supporting him now unloading a barrage of 11th hour attack ads on the billionaire, using trump's own words to trash his new york values. >> i lived in new york city and manhattan all my life. so, you know, my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa. >> what does trump think of iowa? >> how stupid are the people of iowa. >> donald trump, new york values, not ours. >> reporter: trump, trying to show his values actually do line
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>> i hear this is a major theme right here, but 2 corinthians, right? 2 korcorinthians 3: 17, that is the whole ball game. >> reporter: but a boost. trump scoring the endorsement of jerry falwell jr., the son of late tv eeivan gellist, and the president of the liberty university. and far from the trump, cruz show, a series of republican candidates gunning for third place, some confident. >> i'm very comfortable when it comes down to it, we're going to have a lot of those people make us their first choice. i feel good about it. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie snapping at young women asking why he wasn't back in new jersey managing storm clean-up. >> i have friends, family, calling me, sending me pictures, really? flooded. the state since we have 21 counties where that's happened. what you expect me to do. you want me to go down there with a mop? >> reporter: christie now saying he was only joking. so what will trump do on thursday?
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an event at the same time as the debate to raise money for veterans. and he also wonders how much people are actually going to watch the debate if he's not there. tom llamas, marshalltown, iowa. >> i'm curious to see how many people will watch the debate. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is barely edging out bernie sanders in iowa. sanders seemed shocked by the huge crowd in st. paul last night. so many people turned out, nearly 5,000 people were moved to an overflow room. for the most part, sanders stayed on script, calling for a political revolution. hillary clinton has been on the stump in iowa, as well, stepping up her criticism of sanders essentially calling him unelectable. and at a town hall meeting, clinton was asked if she would be open to nominating president obama to the supreme court? saying that question was a first
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idea. . classes are canceled today in one indianapolis school district following the death of a veteran principal. susan jordan was struck and killed when a bus jumped the curb in front of her elementary school. two 10-year-old students were hurt but are expected to survive. jordan had been principal of the school for 22 years. let's move on now to the big digout after the blizzard of 2016. the federal government, by the way, in washington are set to reopen today, and so are schools there and in philadelphia, but not in baltimore. slowly but surely life is returning to normal in the eastern u.s. we get more from abc's david kerley. >> reporter: take a look. a front-end loader in queens needed to pull a sanitation truck out of the thick snow. part of the reason this recovery is so slow. residential streets from newark to baltimore and south remain a problem. for a third day outside of richmond, beverly wood is stuck. her street has not seen a plow. >> i can't get to work because i can't get out. >> reporter: in virginia, one in ten streets the state is responsible for still have not been plowed. >> our crews are working as hard as they can. >> reporter: fire crews in baltimore had to work through an
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rowhouse fire. this is what stranded residents up and down the east coast hoped for. maybe not a perfectly plowed road, but at least a pathway out of their neighborhood. it's not just plowing but removing snow. how much? look at this shot of yankee stadium from an nypd chopper. new york city crews could have filled it 66 times. >> very, very happy. finally. we waited 48 hours to get this thing done. >> reporter: some of those crews finally getting to that man's home in queens. he is one of the lucky ones here in arlington, virginia. they are still waiting for this street to be plowed more than three days after the storm. david kerley, abc news, arlington, virginia. well, good news now about the housing market. home prices have risen 5.8% in november thanks to low mortgage rates, a shortage of homes on the market and solid hiring growth. prices rose fastest in portland, oregon, san francisco and denver. about 1 % in all three. and portland is one of the hottest markets in the country right now with prices at an
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i guess if you're a buyer, this isn't good news. >> no, i guess not. so, an up and down day for weight watchers, literally. shares of the weight loss company jumped 18% on the heels of a new ad revealing that promoter in chief, oprah winfrey, has lost 26 pounds and claiming she eats bread every day on the plan. the struggling company also saw shares increase when the talk show queen joined the company last october and buying 10% of its stock. >> we were talking about this in the hair and makeup room yesterday when you weren't around, actually, because it's girl talk. >> i don't need to hear. >> and we were saying we know a lot of women who in the past couple months joined weight watchers and seen tremendous results. >> because of that. >> and i think they feel it teaches them how to eat in a way that there's such a gym craze, but people forget that eating is a huge part of it, too. >> i think that's a starvation diet. i don't know. >> i don't think so. they said they were eating pretty well. well, motor scooters are a
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southeast asia. definitely for humans. but apparently, we're not the only ones. >> so check this out. this dynamic duo here. a man in thailand rolling with his best friend, the pup, carrying an umbrella in its mouth, ready to guard his human companion against a sudden rain storm. now, despite riskly riding with no apparent safety harness or helmet for the dog. not too much other information. but chalk it up to the internet gods blessing us with this story this morning. >> i don't think this is a blessing. i look at that dog and think if he were to get into an accident, he doesn't have a seat belt, he doesn't have a helmet. >> yeah, i guess that's one way to look at it. i just think he's heading to the restaurant and that dog is no longer with us. >> oh! >> i don't know. >> kendis. all right. coming up in "the skinny," the growing controversy over whether the earth is really flat spills over into the world of rap music. this is really a serious story. the rapper who is now taking on
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and an urgent new warning about the zika virus that's linked to serious birth defects. the rise in the number of cases here in the u.s. which states are now affected. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by zoolily.com. seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos!
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coffee and tea and the java and me, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup >> that was the number one song from 2014. >> that was the number one song from 2014. good news for coffee and tea lovers. a new study finds that regular caffeine consumption is not linked to extra heart beats. that could lead to heart
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there was a link. so, the heart association has been recommending that patients with that problem should avoid anything with caffeine in it. well, the group still isn't convinced and wants more research. an influential health panel says all adults should be screened for depression, but especially pregnant women and those who have just given birth. studies have shown at least one in eight such women and possibly as many as one in five develop depression or other mental health issues. the panel says the screening is especially important because untreated depression may also harm the child. president obama is calling for speeding up research to diagnose, prevent and treat the zika virus. yesterday the president met with top public health and security officials in the situation room. right now there are 18 cases in seven states. the latest person infected had traveled overseas and came back already infected. the travel industry is concerned
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now prompting united airlines and carnival cruise lines to offer pregnant women refunds, credits, and exchanges on tickets to places where zika is found. for more details, here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: growing concern about the spread of the zika virus. many pregnant women who have traveled abroad are rushing to doctors to get checked. getting cranial ultrasounds and eye exams if their mothers were possibly infected. >> we are getting calls every day, unfortunately. any patients with symptoms we are having them tested. >> reporter: the fear is a possible link between the virus and birth defects like microcephaly in which babies are born with abnormally small heads it's also been linked to paralysis in adults. there's already a travel advisory in effect for pregnant women to avoid these 24 areas where the disease has been detected. including el salvador where officials are asking something stunning forks women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018. in brazil, the host country for
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health minister says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading the virus. 18 cases in seven states have already been reported among travelers returning to the u.s. this mom-to-be, relieved that her doctor found nothing to worry about. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> it's very frightening. >> yes, it is. we have another medical note this morning about the health of your pets. >> highly contagious strain of dog flue flu is spreading across the u.s. the canine influenza has sickened thousands of dogs across 25 states. vets say most dogs recover within two to three weeks. >> but if your dog as a persistent cough, sneezing, eye or nose discharge, or a lack of appetite or energy, experts recommend taking him or her to a vet immediately. >> many of the vets are saying this morning, make sure that that your dog's and pet's vaccines are up to date.
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yeah rock guitar skinny, so skinny time now for "the skinny," and topping our headlines this skinny so skinny time now for "the skinny," and topping our headlines this morning, the big announcement from kanye west. >> according to ticketmaster,
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world premiere of his seventh album. in its entirety on february 11th in new york's madison square garden. it is called "ways," and west is referring to it as the best album of all time. not his best album, mind you. the best. >> the event, by the way, is dubbed yeezy season 3, and it's set to coincide with new york fashion week and presumably the debut of some of kanye's new couture offerings, as well. next to a growing scientific controversy spilling over into the world of hip-hop. >> this is really big news and really serious. it started out as a twitter spat between rapper b.o.b. and astrophysicist neil degrasse tyson over flat earth theory. the rapper tweeting out, pointing out questions about the lack of proof that the earth is round. but tyson was less on facts and more on ridicule. so b.o.b. set it to music. music music says
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department of defense they divide up the seas into 33 degrees better be careful what you read flat line flat line >> but not to be outdone tyson released his own rap response. i'm not sure what it was that really made you think that you think you could disrespect a tyson and your ship won't sink i mean whoa can't fool the people b.o.b. they know what's up i'm in the hayden planetarium getting shoulder rubs i think it's very clear that bobby didn't read enough and he's believing all this conspiracy theory stuff >> pretty good. >> his nephew did that. >> b.o.b. isn't the first celebrity to question the paradigm joining tila tequila. he may not be the last. so tyson's track may not be the last word. it really is a serious issue. so from that debate to something that is definitely round. >> where are we going here? >> j.lo's booty. barely a week into her las vegas concert resistcy and j. lo is
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>> the 46-year-old singer suffered a major wardrobe malfunction over the weekend as she bowed for the crowd after performing her hit on the floor. that's when her sparkling sequinned jumpsuit was stretched to the limit. couldn't take it anymore and it split here behind. oh, apparently there's only so much pressure that spandex can take and still, jenny from the block took it all in stride. >> thank god for the internet. >> oh, man, and those iphones i tell you. finally, we have a bit of celebrity baby news. >> we're talking about hollywood power couple john krasinski and emily blunt expecting baby number two. the actress confirming through her rep to "us weekly." >> blunt and "the office" alum tied the knot at george clooney's home in italy back in 2010 after two years of dating and they welcomed that cute little thing, that's hazel, in february of 2014. big congratulations to that happy couple. >> cute couple. coming up, the action thriller by ben affleck's little
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well, it's true, the true story of one of the most daring rescues in coast guard history and it's set to hit theaters this weekend. >> it stars casey affleck, of course, who opened up to us about the gruelling shoot and his big brother ben. here's abc's nick watt. is a film that can finally be made. and have a look. >> reporter: because movie technology can now make this look real. >> it's a real story. >> may day, may day. do you copy? >> two gigantic oil tankers 500-foot oil tankers, splitting in half, both of them at the live. the only way that happens is if
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>> reporter: affleck plays an engineer on board the stricken "ss pendleton," and chris pine boson of the tiny coast guard cutter sent to rescue them against unbelievable, apparently insurmountable odds. seconds, boys! >> some guys, i won't mention who, chris pine, ben foster, guys like that, they wore wet suits and dry suits and complained all the time. i never did any of that. >> reporter: affleck is, of course, baby brother to ben. >> who's that? >> that is bruce wayne. >> when i said i didn't want to do batman, there was a little bit of tension, you know, but i'm glad that he got the job after all. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, if they can't get casey, they take ben. casey is also bffs with joaquin phoenix. they met on "to die for." now casey is married to his sister, summer. >> matt at the time was up for the joaquin phoenix part.
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had gotten that part, you may have never married your wife. >> that's right. >> reporter: he's a director, guy. why did you decide to do this? >> i guess i was drawn to this because of the sort of old-fashioned heroics of it. >> reporter: i'm surprised very few of us have even heard of this story before. i had never heard of it. i grew up in massachusetts and never heard of it. it's one of those things that someone finds it and they think, this is incredible. >> reporter: nick watt, abc >> he's got a great sense of >> he does. he's so incredibly talented. actually probably maybe more than ben. he's actually been an oscar nominee before. and interesting movie. and don't miss our updates on facebook, wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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