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abc's lauren lister with more. >> reporter: the so-called affluenza mom, tonya couch, leaving jail. >> how are you feeling right now? >> reporter: saying nothing to reporters. posting bond after this texas judge reduced it from $1 million to $75,000. >> we're talking about a third degree felony here. we're not talking about a capital murder. i don't make my decisions based upon the law and that alone. >> reporter: the judge pointed out tonya couch is accused of a non-violent crime, hindering the apprehension of a fugitive, her 18-year-old son ethan. the mother-son pair disappearing last month after this video was posted online, appearing to show ethan at a party where others were seen playing beer pong. he's been accused of violating his probation for killing four people in this 2013 drunk driving crash. his attorneys arguing the teen suffered from affluenza, that he was too spoiled to know right from wrong. the mother's arrest warrant says the duo drove to mexico after tonya took $30,000 out of her bank account. couch's older son, ethan's half
authorities have frozen his mother's bank accounts and she has no access to other assets. >> your testimony under oath is that there is nothing --? there's literally nothing. >> reporter: as for ethan couch, he's still in mexico fighting extradition to the u.s. there will be a hearing in texas next week to decide if his case will be moved from juvenile to adult court. reena and kendis? >> our thanks to lauren in los angeles. track and field's international government body reportedly knew about widespread russian doping but did nothing about it. documents obtained by the associated press indicate the international association was so concerned it feared some athletes might actually die. yet for six years the iaaf did nothing about the use of drugs and transfusions and only pretended to be shocked when the scandal broke last year. at least one nfl team is moving this summer. the league's owners have given
return to l.a., which the team left in 1994. the san diego chargers can join the rams. if not the oakland raiders might get a shot at southern california. otherwise, the raiders are staying put. the rams will start playing in l.a. this summer. but the team's new stadium won't be ready for three years. >> looks pretty nice, though. college-bound students in one colorado town are getting extra scholarship money thanks to the pot industry. yeah. back in november voters in pueblo approved a law which taxed marijuana suppliers. half of those taxes are being set aside for college scholarships. it's estimated that about 400 students will each get $1,000. >> never heard of that. >> it's an interesting concept. i don't know how they'll celebrate that extra scholarship money. a village in central new york state is sticking with their controversial village seal. and take a look at this seal. it dates back to 1883, and it shows a white settler with his hands apparently choking a
town members have voted to keep it there 157-55. >> the whitesboro folks don't see it as racist. the settler is hugh white, who was actually adopted by the anaya tribe, and it apparently shows a friendly wrestling match, not an attack, but that isn't stopping the controversy over what it appears. >> so this was a friendly match. >> that was apparently a friendly match. >> i think there was someone who lost out there. >> well, it could have been worse. it could have been the hamilton-burr. you know, the final moments for alexander hamilton. >> oh, yes. that well-known final moment. >> didn't end up that way. >> coming up, the water crisis so severe the national guard now getting involved. also ahead, more from the state of the union and how the obamas have evolved during this presidency. a look back and ahead. and later, a 1,500-pound bear getting very friendly with his keeper. no, it's not "the revenant." we're going to tell you. >> but first today's forecast
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water has prompted the governor of michigan to activate the national guard and even request support from fema. >> that move happening overnight. the city of flint water supply contaminated with lead. abc's alex perez is there with the latest. >> reporter: emergency deliveries in parts of flint, michigan. >> we need one up here. >> reporter: teams going door to door dropping off bottled water and water filters. a temporary remedy to the ongoing crisis here that has exposed this city of about 100,000 to water contaminated by lead. a health hazard. mom sonia austin worried for her son and furious. >> this is not right. it's not right. i wish they never would have even switched our water from the get-go. >> reporter: this all starting in 2014 when the cash-strapped city of flint stopped paying for water from lake huron and began to process water from the nearby flint river to save some $19 million. immediately, residents began to complain of bad-tasting,
tests later revealing toxic levels of lead in the system. but it wasn't until more than a year later that authorities declared the drinking water unsafe. the city has switched back to lake huron water, but the river water damaged the pipe system and lead levels are still not safe. alex perez, abc news, flint, michigan. >> that's a reminder not to go swimming in flint water anytime soon. but it is a serious crisis. >> very serious. we hope they figure that one out. >> 100,000 people. ouch. still ahead on this edition of "this happened" you won't want to miss. but first, state of the president. eight years later and many things have changed. perhaps he's gotten a bit grayer. actually a lot.
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>> the president of the united states! >> reporter: for the last time barack obama heard that famous shouted announcement as he strode into the house chamber to give his state of the union address. it's startling now to think back. >> sorry i'm a couple minutes late. >> reporter: i first met the then senator obama in cleveland all the way back in 2006. >> we love you! >> i love you back. >> reporter: back then they were naming babies after him in iowa. >> how are you? >> he's so cute. >> this is baby barack right here. >> reporter: and right now you're on a roll. people -- obamania they call it. the rock star. >> yeah. you know, this is -- >> you get a big cheer when you get up there. >> this has been an interesting ride. 2 1/2 years ago nobody knew my name. >> reporter: then came 2008. a long shot first-term senator challenging the clinton machine. the campaign became a mass movement. >> yes, we can! >> reporter: a wave of hope.
life you that think prepares you best for that moment? >> in difficult or stressful moments i don't get rattled. >> reporter: and obama himself turned out to be a highly polarizing president. polls show he's never become either hugely popular like ronald reagan and bill clinton or hugely unpopular like jimmy carter or george w. bush. his favorability hovers under 50%. his presidency a time of turmoil and division and bitter, angry politics. the opposite of what he promised and hoped when he burst onto the scene with a speech that ignited the 2004 democratic convention. >> we are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the united states of america. >> reporter: america has come to know this couple, this historic first family, and watched as their girls grew up and watched as their dad grew gray. >> thank you. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm terry moran. >> it's one thing a president never gets away with, is those
they've aged and grayed. >> showing how they've grayed over the years. and he certainly has. and the first lady seems just to have just gotten younger and looked more stunning. she was in this beautiful yellow dress last night. >> yes, she was. >> listening. >> but you know, on the substance of this he really hit home hard, that the economy is the strongest that it's been in two years. great deal of job growth. but our latest abc news post poll shows that half of the country doesn't really buy that. >> we'll be back. buy that. >> we'll be back. music throughout unlike ordinary diapers, pampers has three absorbent layers to stay up to three times drier. so your baby can sleep soundly all night. wishing you love, sleep and play. pampers
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folks riding along a road in a national park in thailand when yep, look at that. there's an elephant, pops out. yeah, not going to go that way. elephant stayed calm. stayed calm. simply checking out the abandoned motor bike. >> but that elephant will remember their faces. >> the point is to stay calm. >> yes. so bears have been getting a bad rap recently, especially after that fight scene, or if you want to call it a fight scene with leo dicaprio in "the revenant." but check out this bear. an alaskan grizzly named jimbo who's playing with jim kovacik, who found jimbo as an injured cub. now jimbo's 22 years old, 1,500 pounds, ten feet tall, and loves a back rub. aw. and cuddling. jim is a retired corrections officer who runs an orphaned wildlife center in otisville, new york. they have 11 bears there on the property. raising them from an early age, which is why they are so friendly.
uncomfortable. partly because of the manicure. but also because of the size. >> the size of that bear? >> yeah. the lack of a manicure and the size. >> yeah. >> well, how about some more bears? this one's a little more rough. but a lot smaller. here are a couple of pandas lounging on a lazy day in china. when one of the pandas can't just chill out. biting and trying to eat the other, you see. but pandas are not herbivores apparently. they're designed to eat meat. but they apparently chose not to, you know, make them essentially vegetarian, making them essentially vegetarian. >> this segment has had more bears than west hollywood. and finally, if you ever catch yourself staring at your reflection in the mirror, don't worry, it's perfectly natural. it's normal. for humans. and apparently cockatoos. this is harley either doing some sort of performance art or he's really impressed by what he sees. surprised by how good-looking of a cockatoo he is in the mirror. >> or maybe he just knows he has
wnnfans.com. this morning on "world news now" -- making history on capitol hill. >> president obama's final state of the union address. his accomplishments, his hopes for the future, and failures of the past. last night's message and new reaction overnight. we are live on capitol hill. military tension in iran. the ten american sailors detained after their boat ran into trouble. the breaking developments overnight from the persian gulf.
los angeles as the st. louis rams are returning west. but how soon? and the challenges as yet another team may join them. and later, the state of the union audience, caught in the act of being themselves and not necessarily paying attention to the president's every word. that's in "the mix" on this wednesday january 13th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." and we do say good wednesday morning to you, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. well, he said it was going to be a shorter state of the union. >> yeah. >> it's almost an hour. that's not short in my book. >> well, it's short compared to bill clinton's one that would run two hours. but yeah, they did keep the applause lines down and he did keep the policy initiatives -- >> and some funny moments, kendis. i thought he had some funny lines and there were some funny unintended moments we're going to talk about later this half hour. >> it was an interesting night. kind of a sad night for many people to see the president go
>> his eighth and final state of the union address. >> yeah. and that's where we're going to get started right now because in a lot of ways he sounded less legislative and with a to-do list and more shall we say like valedictory farewell. the president, he did outline an ambitious future for america but warned it cannot happen in our current culture of divisive politics. >> and abc's bazi kanani joins us from capitol hill. bazi, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, reena. good morning, kendis. the president did briefly lay out his legislative goals for the year ahead but his message was mostly focused not so much on lawmakers in the chamber but at voters in the audience at home. >> the president of the united states! >> reporter: making his way up the house chamber aisle for his last state of the union address, president obama called for more civility in politics. >> how can we make our politics reflect what's best in us and not what's worst? >> reporter: flanked by his vice president and for the first time by new house speaker paul ryan, president obama focused his message on the future, saying the country must figure out how to adjust to a changing economy,
>> if this congress is serious about winning this war and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, authorize the use of military force against isil. take a vote. >> reporter: but republicans challenged the president. >> the president's record has often fallen far short of his soaring words. >> reporter: gop response from south carolina governor nikki haley also included a swipe at donald trump. >> it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. >> reporter: it was among the points of agreement. the president also referencing the heated rhetoric in the campaign for his successor. >> we need to reject any politics, any politics that targets people because of race or religion. this is not a matter of political correctness. >> reporter: the president joked that he would keep his speech short because there were presidential candidates in the
iowa. later today the president departs for his post-state of the union tour, including stops in nebraska and louisiana. reena, kendis? >> yeah, i thought that was a really funny moment when the president said that. you know, it is a big moment for people like governor nikki haley giving the response. bill clinton did it. we know senator marco rubio did it. how did nikki haley do? she's been talked about as being a potential vp candidate. >> reporter: well, the reaction to her address depends on which side of the republican divide you ask. speaker ryan, other republican leaders are commending her for her performance. on the other hand, donald trump supporters and several republican pundits are not so happy about her speech. they didn't like that veiled dig at trump. ann coulter, for example, tweeted that trump should deport her. pretty harsh. >> all right. thank you. thank you, bazi kanani there on capitol hill. >> and stay with abc news as we get more reaction to last night's address. we'll bring you some of the later this half hour.
other major story this morning. a confrontation between the u.s. -- ten u.s. sailor have been released from custody. they were on training mission when a vessel became disabled and drifted into iranian waters. an official said the ship had encountered mechanical trouble. a short time ago, they were let go. staying in the general region, new details that deadly isis bombing in turkey. eight german visitors were among the victims in an assault on istanbul's tourist district. it's the first time isis has targeted turkey's vital tourist industry. the state department condemned the attack and said the u.s. is committed to working with turkey against isis. well, the fbi investigating
a u.s. intelligence official is confirming that online personal accounts linked directly to the director of national intelligence james clapper have been hacked. this comes just months after reports someone was hacking cia director john brennan's personal e-mail. a teenage hacker claims responsibility for both the attacks. a conservative watchdog group has scored another victory over hillary clinton. the state department has yielded to a lawsuit by judicial watch and they will review 29,000 pages of e-mails from top clinton adviser huma abedin. batches of those e-mails will be released every month until april of 2017. judicial watch is looking to see if abedin's e-mails include information that clinton might have withheld by using a private server. >> speaking of hillary clinton, she's fallen behind on the campaign trail as well. new hampshire has always been strong for bernie sanders but now a new poll showing he's pulling ahead in iowa as well. with less than three weeks
caucus. and it is crunch time for the republicans also. here's abc's lauren lyster. >> reporter: on the campaign trail hillary clinton with a >> we're getting into that period before the caucus that i kind of call the let's get real period. >> reporter: the presumed democratic front-runner is fighting to stay on top. according to a new poll, senator bernie sanders has a slight lead in iowa for the first time. candidate for the democratic nomination may not be so inevitable today. >> reporter: another clinton making her way around new hampshire, home of the first primary. chelsea making her first solo campaign stop. >> senator sanders wants to dismantle obamacare, dismantle the chip program. >> reporter: also in the granite state, republican hopeful ted cruz facing off against protesters not once -- >> sir. who are you? >> reporter: but twice. >> hey, hey, this is not your
>> reporter: cruz lags far behind donald trump in new hampshire. they're in a dead heat in iowa, where trump campaigned. >> iowa. i love iowa. >> reporter: trump sending a warning to rivals on television too ahead of the next gop primetime debate thursday, saying if anyone attacks he'll hit back five times harder. reena and kendis. >> lauren, thank you so much. interstate 74 west of cincinnati is open again after a chain reaction pileup at the indiana-ohio line. it involved about 40 vehicles in a half-mile stretch of the highway. snow and blustery winds created blinding conditions. there were actually two pile-ups both in the westbound lanes. altogether nine injuries were reported, none life-threatening. the storm system is bringing snow and arctic cold to the northeast. here's paul williams at accuweather. hey there, paul. >> thanks, reena, kendis. that same alberta clipper is now moving very steadily toward the northeast but still will drop a little of its magic so to speak throughout portions of maine specifically with the heaviest of snow hitting bangor and at the very least light accumulation throughout portland and reaching down toward the boston area.
it's the chill in the air that's really going to overtake the northeast and the ohio valley region. we're looking at the wind chill factor to hover in the teens and below zero most areas with that stiff wind coming across the great lakes. kendis? reena? >> our thanks to paul williams there at accuweather. this is big news. nfl football is coming back to los angeles. the st. louis rams, who left 21 years ago, moving back this summer. and the san diego chargers, they may relocation as well. the oakland raiders, however, are staying in the bay area. they can only move to l.a. if the chargers do not. st. louis leaders say they are bitterly disappointed the nfl ignored the loyalty of fans there. >> relocation is a painful process. it's painful for the fans, for communities, for the teams, for the league in general. stability is something we've taken a great deal of pride in. >> okay. so the rams and chargers will each have to pay a hefty relocation fee to the nfl. a reported more than half a
but it's not definite the chargers will move up there yet. it may depend on whether san diego builds a new stadium. the rams will open their new stadium in inglewood in 2019 where they're going to play until that point is still not decided. >> isn't it incredible it's been two decades since l.a. has had a team? >> yeah. and you've been following this nonstop. of course with reena -- sports with reena. what's your analysis on why it's beneficial for the rams to move there, you know, given the sort of offense and defense they have? >> well, you know, they were once in l.a. they're just coming home. >> they're just returning. >> they're just coming home. that's my analysis. you thought you were going to get me on that. almost did. the powerball jackpot just keeps growing ahead of tonight's drawing. now it stands at $1.5 billion. and the crew here is upset that i didn't go in on the pool. i said don't go in the pool, buy yourself your own ticket. >> the pool is popular. >> it's going to cause
think. if one person wins and -- anyway. that's my take. >> by the way, that kind of cash has a large number of canadians crossing the border to buy tickets. there's good reason for that. for everyone to play. our friends at 538 blog saying they're really experts on stats, they're saying that 97% chance of at least one winner this time around. >> just one. >> 97% chance. and why it's beneficial for the canadians really quickly is they don't have to pay as much tax as we do. >> oh. >> on winnings. >> all right. so maybe i should go in with a canadian, is that what you're saying? not our crew? yes, exactly. vivid yellow dress the first union address. one? also healed, looking for while shopping for groceries online. the big business of delivering fresh food to your door. which service is best for you? and new details about el chapo's takedown and hideout in mexico and sean penn's "rolling stone" article. >> and don't forget, folks, find us on facebook, wnnfans.com. we love hearing from you. also on twitter @abcwnn.
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the takedown of el chapo. of course the notorious drug lord responsible for a quarter of the drugs coming to the u.s. >> and his meeting with sean penn revealing much about the kingpin. abc's matt gutman in mexico with more on that and how el chapo was caught. >> reporter: the beginning of the end for el chapo. last october mexican marines wearing body cameras descending in helicopters on his mountain hideout. just a day after joaquin el chapo guzman mugged for the camera with sean penn. in this video you see the marines burst in this hut. there's a twin bed, wi-fi, even his colorful silk shirts were there. but no el chapo. for three months the marines circled, tracking penn and soap opera star kate del castillo and their negotiations for this video. an el chapo testimonial published on "rolling stone's" website saying the drug war will never end. but for el chapo it did end with a bang. mexican marines firing, lobbing grenades.
this is where some of the most ferocious of the fighting took place. in the narco's bedroom. interesting assortment of things on the couch including bandages and some syringes right here and a little bit of marijuana. >> reporter: and on his bed. >> that is kate del castillo's show. >> reporter: it would take five more hours for the marines to catch him. >> this is s o el hd to cwler a nd he's in even wh a the surprising evidence ahead. but first, ordering your groceries online. the convenience can't be beat. but what are you really paying for it? see which services do best in our test run. you're watching "world news >> announcer: "world news now"
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different companies at the exact same time. peapod, fresh direct, amazon fresh, the market leaders, and startup instacart. consumer savings expert lisa lee freeman with me to break down our buys. >> you can really compare prices with these sites. >> you can very easily find out who's got the left deals. >> reporter: check it out. on this particular day we find four different prices for the same box of cheerios. amazon fresh, $3.54. peapod, $4.79. instacart, $5.49.
a difference of morehip but you've really got to think about whether you're going to use the service enough to make it worthwhile. >> reporter: while the other services don't require a member services don't require a membership like amazon, they do lisa also points out with online get the in-store sale price. instacart charged us $4.49 for this loaf of bread, but when we checked in the store the price was $2.99. instacart told us retailers may choose to offer some promotions only in store and other promotions only on instacart. >> it's going to be different for everyone's shopping list. >> reporter: freeman says to save money compare prices to your local grocery store and try a free trial of the service. that's what we did with amazon fresh. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york.
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>> little 4-year-old. he was very cute. this kid is tired of applauding. bernie sanders is, well -- >> taking out the chinese menu. >> yeah. >> takeout. >> and then there was this guy on his ipad who was playing words with friends, no doubt. you have some various people who are on their devices throughout the speech. it was a shorter speech. it was about an hour. that woman, whose flower just overtook her entire dress, was checking out her nails. saw a little side eye there. >> don't you think this could be an indication that the state of the union is on too late at night for a large percentage of people in congress? it should be like at 5:00, an early bird special in florida. >> the state of the union is strong but it's boring is what they're saying. >> but you know someone who was not boring and looked pretty stunning in my book, michelle obama. everybody wanted to know, who made that dress.
narciso rodriguez. this is called a marigold dress. it is a yellow-orange wool crepe dress. and everybody -- i think she really captivated the twitter world. one comedian said that first lady michelle obama looked like a delicious piece of orange starburst. >> yeah, she does. and i know it's against the president's policy right now, but she brought the guns out. >> oh. it took me a second there. a little bit slow on that one. you know, she wore narciso rodriguez the 2008 election night. that was also the designer who did the dress that night too. >> stunning dress indeed. young men are always trying to impress the ladies somehow, and this toddler here, he also was trying to impress the ladies. on there at the gym. you've got to find out why. take a listen. >> stronger so i can -- >> so you can what? >> show -- so i can be her best friend. so that she won't have to be
a lot stronger -- >> he's trying to be big and strong in order to be best friends with an older girl, brody is saying. brody lee smith. it's what we all try to do, brody. keep trying. see if it works. >> oh, brody, you are too cute. steph curry, he's got this warm-up routine. take a look. we said don't try it. here's a kid who ended up trying it. >> it's got to be the shoes. >> he has it. come on, kid.
does getting high necessarily lead to petitioning out? and -- pigging out? and later in "the skinny," khloe kardashian's flight to "gma." did her emergency landing turn into reality tv? it's wednesday, january 13th. from abc news, this is "world news now." all those stories. good morning. on a busy wednesday, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we're going to actually start with the drama involving u.s. sailors held by iranian forces in the persian gulf. >> breaking now, ten u.s. sailors have been released from iranian custody. the nine men and one woman on a training mission in two boats whether one of the vessels became disabled and drifted into iranian waters. the revolutionary guard apprehended them. this morning, a top iranian naval official said the american ship had encountered mechanical trouble.
sailors were let go. abc's martha raddatz on the story. >> reporter: the two small navy vessels with sailors on board were transiting between kuwait and bahrain whether an official says one of the boats experienced a mechanical problem, with both possibly drifting into iranian territorial waters near farsi island. according to u.s. officials, the iranians had given assurances that the sailors will be allowed to continue their journey. secretary of state john kerry personally reaching out to his iranian counterpart to find a diplomatic resolution to the situation. incidents with iran have exacerbated tensions in the already-tense persian gulf region. last month as the aircraft carrier "harry s truman" was entering the gulf, iranian navy boats conducted live fire exercise s exercises just 1,500 yards away.
claim iranians targeted u.s. ships and helicopters with laser devices. and in 2007, the iranians held british sailors for 13 days, despite early promises to release them, claiming they had entered their territorial waters. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> we'll stay on top of that story. also new, developments after isis targeted an area of turkey popular with tourists. the turkish prime minister is promising to fight isis until it's no longer a threat to his the threat after an isis suicide bomber killed ten in the hoerks area historic area of istanbul. most were tourists. it's believed the bomber entered turkey from syria. and developments in south korea. the south has fired shots at a north korean drone that crossed
in the meantime, the south wants china to punish the north for its so-called h bomb nuclear test, specifically enforcement there are doubts, though, about that test and also about north missile launch from a submarine. analysts say the video was probably faked. history, delivering his eighth and final state of the union address. >> and rather than introducing new legislative proposals, he focused instead on his broader visions for the future. in his words, it can only happen if we fix our politics. abc's bazi kanani is up late this morning on capitol hill for >> the president of the united states! >> reporter: making his way up the house chamber aisle for his last state of the union address, civility in politics. reflect what's best in us and not what's worst? >> reporter: flanked by his vice president and for the first time by new house speaker paul ryan, president obama focused his message on the future, saying the country must figure out how to adjust to a changing economy to tackle climate change and to
>> if this congress is serious about winning this war and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, authorize the use of military force against isil. take a vote. >> reporter: but republicans challenged the president. >> the president's record has often fallen far short of his soaring words. >> reporter: gop response from south carolina governor nikki haley also included a swipe at donald trump. >> it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. >> reporter: it was among the points of agreement. the president also referencing the heated rhetoric in the campaign for his successor. >> we need to reject any politics, any politics that targets people because of race or religion. this is not a matter of political correctness. >> and bazi is joining us now live from capitol hill. and baz, we want to ask. there were 20 guests in the
and that were there? >> reporter: well, obviously those guests there were intended to send a political message. they included a syrian refugee, an undocumented immigrant who later went on to serve in the u.s. military, and the plaintiff in the u.s. supreme court case that legalized gay marriage. the president also left one of his seats empty. that was a symbolic gesture meant in remembrance of the victims of gun violence. >> and we know, bazi, kim davis, who is the county clerk from kentucky who refused to issue those same-sex marriages, she was also there as well. what did she think? >> reporter: it was a surprising reaction from kim davis. she obviously wanted to make a statement with her appearance there but perhaps not with her words. a reporter asked her on her way out what she thought of the speech and she said simply, "it was good." >> wow. >> that was all. >> she looks really entertained there when you see that image.
that. that's pretty interesting. >> well, yeah. she didn't elaborate, though. bazi kanani on capitol hill. thank you, bazi. stay with abc news as we get more reaction following last night's address, and we'll take you live to d.c. that's later on "america this morning." winter storms are creating whiteout conditions near the great lakes, in indiana just west of cincinnati. two big pile-ups on interstate 74 within a half mile of each other closed the highway for more than six hours. more than three dozen vehicles were involved in this one. eyewitnesses say the highway looked like a junk yard. yeah, it did. about ten people were injured, but all are expected to recover. and there were also many, many fender-benders and cars off the road to the north. in michigan. this is interstate 96, which looks like a country lane. drivers were warned to slow down, but obviously not all of them got that message. keeping police and tow trucks quite busy. the storm is heading to the
accuweather's paul williams tracking it. paul, good morning. >> thanks, kendis, reena. well, it's about how cold it's going to feel throughout the northeast because this is where old man winter is concentrating all of his fury as far as potential additional snow but specifically how it's going to feel. below zero throughout the upstate mew york area. now, as we change gears down to the southeast we're looking for more rain to begin to gel throughout the southeast with storms kicking in by thursday and this same system will move up the east coast and bring some rain toward the east giving some thunderstorms along the way. kendis, reena? >> looks very rainy down there. thank you, paul. well, we are only one month away from the most romantic day of the year. >> yes. and starbucks would like you to help sweeten your valentine this year with three new secret menu frappuccinos. the love bean, the java berry, and the valentine. >> can't get over the love bean. >> yeah. and they're available at every starbucks location as long as you know what to ask for. >> but you might also want to get your valentine to the gym because each of these pink concoctions contains an average
full-sized hershey's chocolate bars. >> i'm going to protest. there's no like specialty declaration on the cups there, no hearts. there are no lovers kissing. there's a war obviously on valentine's by starbucks. >> i'll give you a magic marker to put in your own heart. >> coming up in the real "skinny" -- in "the skinny," real-life drama involving khloe kardashian. an emergency landing and her appearance today on "gma." also ahead, the jumping powerball jackpot now worth a billion and a half dollars or more. some advice from the ultra wealthy about how to handle that kind of money. and then there's this. the link between marijuana use and weight loss. what researchers are now saying about weed and the munchies. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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over the recall of two types of children's cough syrups. the grape and cherry flavors made by generic drugmaker perrigo are sold under several brand name labels including rite-aid, cvs and kroger. there's nothing wrong with the product but the dosing cups are marked incorrectly, prompting concerns that children could become sick from an accidental overdose. if you want more details please go to abcnews.com. okay. so this is fascinating. of course you know most people associate smoking pot with getting the munchies. or they use that as an excuse. but there is a new study that actually suggests marijuana may be the key to losing weight. >> who did the study, kendis? >> clearly not me. i'm still like -- yeah. >> okay. looking into. christy kroger from our miami station reports on the surprising results. >> get some sour cream and onion chips with some dip, man. some beef jerky, some peanut butter.
in real life -- >> a whole lot of -- make sure chocolate. got to have chocolate, man. >> reporter: marijuana is synonymous with the munchies. >> graham crackers, marshmallows, little marshmallows and chocolate bars and make some s'mores, man. >> reporter: but some researchers now think it could actually be used to fight obesity. several recent studies have shown an increasing connection between pot smokers and good metabolic health. >> a lot of these people that are smoking marijuana on a regular basis have lower weights, lower insulin levels, the question comes is there a link to cannabis or what's in marijuana and lower weights? >> reporter: this is exactly what denise fidel has been studying for years. university of miami miller school of medicine and her most recent study on marijuana use and metabolic syndrome was just
>> males who are current smokers of marijuana have a lower waist circumference than those who have never used marijuana. >> reporter: with the use of marijuana the highest it's been more and more states approving well as medicinal purposes, researchers say studies like these are vital. to find out exactly what the blood pressure, cholesterol, and your weight. in mice two cannabis compounds increase the amount of energy the body can burn. other studies suggest that marijuana has a direct impact on the part of the brain that tells you when you're full. >> they are linking it to a receptor in the brain that's a cb-1 receptor that we actually thought initially was stimulating the appetite and what they're finding is that with chronic use of some of these products it may actually have the opposite effect. >> reporter: of course all this interesting research is not an excuse to pass the pipe. but for researchers like denise vidot it's incentive to keep on digging because with obesity almost at an epidemic in the u.s. finding new ways to help
>> it's something that intrigues it to find out why. and that's science, why, questions keep coming up. >> reporter: for abc news i'm kristi krueger. >> what do you make of that? [ coughing ] i do have the munchies right now. no apparent reason. for no reason whatsoever. i swear. all right. coming up, khloe kardashian's emergency landing. >> and new clues leading up to the oscar nominations.
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cocktails with a k. and that's cocktails with a k. and with her friend and makeup artist joyce. >> khloe was there. she's actually on her way here, to abc to appear on "good morning america" later this morning. we're happy to report that she will indeed be there. >> she might not be sober, but she will be there. or she might be nursing a mean hangover. >> some big news ahead of tomorrow's oscar nominations. on the heels of "the revenant" and "the martian" winning best picture golden globes they're in the running for top prizes at the director's guild awards. >> nominated yesterday was adam mckay for "the big short," tom mccarthy for "spotlight," george miller for "mad max: fury road." and all three of them getting their first nods from the dga. >> and rounding out the group is alejandro gonzalez ina- -- i can't ever pronounce his last name. inarritu. for "the revenant." he won last year for "birdman." ridley scott for "the martian." scott had been nominated previously for "black hawk down"
inarritu. >> yeah. he might have a career. a concert planned before david bowie's death will go on. the tribute concert at carnegie hall will proceed as a memorial with more than 20 artists performing bowie's music including cyndi lauper and the roots. the event will benefit a variety of music education programs for underprivileged youth. and also happening in march, major lazer will be one of the first major american acts to play cuba since diplomatic ties were restored last summer the electronic dance hall act led by d.j. producer diplo will play a free show in front of the u.s. embassy in havana. the group will also meet with cuban music students and share the stage with up-and-coming local d.j. talent. i love that story. >> they'll have someone to lean on. >> and finally, actress olivia munn is responding to rumors that she and her nfl superstar
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york. >> interesting. >> yeah, it is. okay. so say you actually do win, once you calm down and you start -- you stop freaking out, you're going to have to figure out what to do next. >> so how about these tips from billionaire shark mark cuban? first you've got to hire a tax attorney. and it's kind of a no-brainer there, right? got to get the tax attorney. >> that would be the first thing. next cuban says don't take the lump sum. who knew that? you don't want to blow it all in one spot, he says. >> and the next one, it's kind of a tough one. cuban says tell all your friends and relatives no. they will ask. tell them no. and he elaborates -- >> even the baby mamas? >> even the baby mamas. especially the baby mamas. if you're close to them you already know who needs what and feel free to help some but talk to your accountant before you do anything and remember this, no one needs $1 million from you. no one needs 100k for anything. anyone who asks is not a friend, according to mark cuban. >> what? i would be asking. >> yeah. >> of course.
>> yeah. but this is our last day. i mean, we should point out this is our last day as a commoner with you all because come tomorrow night we would have won the lottery. >> i bet come tomorrow night you and i will be sitting right here. >> ah. jinx. we'll see. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two
decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." heavy snow and strong winds making travel difficult around the great lakes and in the midwest. two major pile-ups, one of them caused by the other, closed interstate 74 near cincinnati for six hours. today's forecast in a moment. president obama's outlined an ambitious future for america
address. but he warns that the country cannot move forward until we work together and have rational consecutive debates -- constructive debates and fix our politics. details still ahead. turkey's pledging to continue the fight against isis after a suicide bomb attack in istanbul killed ten people. it marks the first time isis has targeted the country's tourism industry. and the grape and cherry varieties of a popular children's cough syrup sold under several brand names are being recalled. the dosing cups have been mismarked. raising fears of accidental overdoses. full details on our website. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday january 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hi, everyone. let's get started this half hour with the winter storms that are gripping the country's midsection right now. schools in columbus, ohio closed today because of the extreme cold.
as this one on i-70 near pittsburgh, but it wasn't just the pennsylvania turnpike. nbc's linzie janis has the story. >> reporter: blinding snow and icy roads making driving treacherous in the midwest. in indiana more than a dozen vehicles sliding off i-70. >> i got hit about five different times. i got bumped around pretty good in there. >> reporter: to the south 17 semis,ore than two dozen vehicles in all, crashing on i-74. >> still have wreckers moving toward the wreck. >> reporter: miraculously no deaths, but one person badly injured. accidents littering highways from minnesota to pennsylvania. that system rushing east. along the great lakes, massive bands of snow. lewis county, new york getting more than 30 inches in less than 24 hours.
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