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children. the quick thinking bus driver grabbed students stepping off the bus, locked the door, and called 911. the gunman was not aiming at the bus, but a nearby home. as millions get set to hit the road for thanksgiving, good news about kids' booster seats. new tests performed by the insurance industry show those seats are getting safer. of the 53 boosters tested, 48 received the highest rating. the seats started being tested eight years ago, only a quarter of them earned that best rating. researchers say kids in boosters are 45% less likely injured in a crash than those using just seat belts. >> perhaps one of those seats would look great in the back of this hot, and we do mean hot car, it's the sedan from lexus. >> it's sriracha red, featuring the famous rooster logo and plenty of sauce in the trunk. the car was a hit at the los angeles auto show, but it's not for sale. sorry.
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give the gop developer permission to finish the project, setting the stage for protests at the pipeline site. ohio now, stunning trial of a lawyer found guilty of hypnotizing clients to molest them. >> the women have no memory of what happened, but he now faces more than a decade in prison. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: an ohio lawyer turned defendant. 59-year-old divorce attorney mi years in prison for hypnotizing six female clients without their consent or knowledge and then molesting them. >> he used my trust in his position as my attorney. to get information about my vulnerabil vulnerabilities. >> reporter: according to legal documents in 2013, one fine's clients noticed after her appointments her bra was dishevelled and that she could not recall the entire duration of these meetings, something
suspicious, she began tape recording her conversations. learning shocking details about their meetings, she says she didn't remember. that fine began to use code words to get her into a trance-like stage. and then engage in a sexually charged discussion saying things like -- at the count of three, you won't be able to control yourself. >> he would say that he had some relaxation techniques. that the best t is try to relax in order to help themselves. >> reporter: the first victim took the recordings to the police. who had her wear a wire and video recorder. when fine began the same behavior at the next meeting they nabbed him. while hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic technique, there's no consensus on exactly what's possible against someone's will. >> can we make someone take their clothes off in a public
however, we can possibly convince them that the temperature is so hot that they might want to disrobe. >> reporter: now, fine pled guilty to five counts of kidnapping and one count of attempted kidnapping, all with sexual motivation specification. in a statement from his attorney saying he accepted responsibility for what he did wrong. >> and he has been disbarred as a result understandably and he will have to register as a sex offender for the next 25 years. all right, coming up, lightening t mcdreamy. >> the big baby news that actor patrick dempsey just revealed to abc news. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
you can get after his tiny hometown in maine, and you'd never guess the actor best known as mcdreamy from "grey's ana anatomy" hasn't been on the hit show for more than a year. >> i left maine when i was about 17, and i was going to run away with the circus. i auditioned for the play -- >> you were? >> i was too young, and they wouldn't let me in. it was ringling brothers. >> reporter: we spent three days with him back home watching him decompress, learning about the dempsey center, to help people battle with cancer, a cause that's very personal to him. he lost his mother seen here in this footage from ten years ago -- >> that's where patrick lives when he comes in the summer. >> reporter: to cancer in 2014. >> to be incognita. >> reporter: a whirlwind year, end of his role on grey's sparks questions why his character was killed off.
years and talk of divorce. they are back together now. >> stop it. >> reporter: with a new movie, "bridget jones baby" and enough tabloid headlines would get under anyone's skin. >> it was remarkable, and without that success, i wouldn't be here today talking to you. >> reporter: are you happy with how it ended? >> you know, i think everybody was surprised how abrupt it was. >> reporter: he says things are good at home again with his wife and three kids. >> how are you doing with your wife? >> great, we're good. it's a lot of work. you can't get tardy and not work on it. good to go in, okay, what's the issue here, what's yours, how do we work on it? >> is it true you're looking to have another baby? >> see, this is the funny thing, right, this is the funny thing when you get into these magazines, and they put these quotes out, and then it's picked up online, and then all the sudden, you're having another baby. >> so what you're saying you're having two more? >> we're very triplets. i want to announce that today. >> reporter: for the record, no more babies.
taken a new path and dempsey says he's ready. you got that rom-com down, and do you want to shave your head and say you want to play a serial killer now? >> oh, absolutely. i'm trying to be careful. of what i do next. >> where do you stand on mcdreamy? tired of it? >> i don't think i can be tired of it. it will be there the rest of my life. i have to accept it. the question is, can i be known anything other than that later in life? that's the question. >> reporter: for i'm neal karlinsky in maine. >> at least there's juggling to fall on. >> yes, he does. >> almost ran to join the circus. >> that's cool. there yeah. >> they are having quadruplets. he didn't say no to that. >> right. you got it. that was the breaking baby news. >> it's kind of cool to see him after a tough year for his character and in real life. >> touching moments. with patrick dempsey. >> yes. franklin said a penny saved is a penny earned.
stories that just simply ? time for our favorite feature here on "world news now" -- stories that just simply happened. >> we start with the heartwarming scene, although it might make some dog owners nervous out there. check this out. a polar bear just very carefully petting a very brave and confident pup. >> look at that. so you'd expect for things to have gotten a little bit ugly between the two, but, no. they just hung out. >> the polar bear looks like he's being so careful with him too, so gentle. got to love that. >> the dog's, like, there's an itch. >> let's go for a walk. >> it was in canada, this scene. australia, a rebel cow did not want to follow the herd. >> the cow was set to board an exports ship, apparently would rather go overboard than leave
filmed the paddling bovine from the jet ski. the cow eventually made it to land, but get this, from there, it ran off and e evaded capture for at least 24 hours. >> i think that was a horse. let's go with it. >> what happened to the cow once they captured it? free forever? living happily on a farm? >> it might be on the barbie right about now. moving on then. next, have you wondered what to do with the extra pennies in the house? well, a portland woman has a good idea. >> using more than 13,000 coins to renovate an old floor in her house. and she used three $50 bags of pennies with ten bottles of elmer's glue, wood filler grout
>> who would have thought elmer's glue would come into play for home renovation, but by the way, for those who are impressed, you should be, the project took months to finish, but as you can see, worth every penny. >> oh oh! >> get it? >> yes! >> worth every penny! >> nailed it. >> who's penny? and last but not least, there's a quick, quick a dog from the netherlands. he really just wanted to get a bone at the bottom of his water there's one problem -- >> oh, man. >> just one problem. >> it's painted. >> the bone, not the real thing. >> oh, man, so confused. >> adorable pup -- >> oh, he looked confused. >> can you blame him? >> at first, really looks like there's a bone in the bowl, but, no, sorry, quick. >> oh, man. >> wonder if he figured it out yet? >> quick is not that quick. >> apparently no. not when it comes to quick thinking. >> oh, how frustrating is that. >> sorry, quick, i hope you're not still there doing that same thing. that's the news for this half
this morning on "world news now" -- big decisions ahead for the presidential transition team. >> president elect trump has been meeting with some of the country's most prominent politicians and he has another full schedule today. find out who is being considered for the country's biggest jobs and why. breaking news, a gas explosion in the midwest that killed at least one person. surveillance video there showing the moment of the deadly blast. bystanders have been rushed to the hospital we'll give you the very latest coming up. the deepening mystery behind the shocking death of the young man of connecticut found dead in a shallow grave in new jersey. see what police also found inside a luxury manhattan apartment building that's led them to a potential suspect. crying foul, supermodel kate upton is at odds with major league baseball, firing off an x-rated tweet after her star pitcher fiance was denied the cy young award.
to the voting system? what is this video that we're talking about baseball? talking about baseball. >> the video is all about baseball. >> yes. >> it's november 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> just making sure everyone is awake this morning. >> wow. >> happy thursday. >> that was the highlight reel. we'll have more on that baseball story. >> just imagine if we're talking about carl's jr. what the video would be. wow. just saying. we begin this half hour with president-elect donald trump denying reports that his transition is in disarray. >> so trump is meeting today with henry kissinger, possibly to seek advice from the 93-year-old former secretary of state but also heading the trump tower today manhattan south carolina governor nikki haley whose name is being floated as a possible pick for leading the state department.
sit down with japanese prime minis minister shinzo abe. tom llamas has the story. >> reporter: all eyes on this man, jared kushner, president elect donald trump's son-in-law. abc news confirming trump's transition team requested national security clearance for kushner. >> it's appropriate for whoever is going to get presidential -- daily breaching to have a security clearance. it's not appropriate. kushner married to ivanka trump is 35. no governing experience. he became a close adviser during the campaign and is now a key member of the transition team. seen here touring the white house on thursday. the revelation comes as the president elect and his team are shooting down reports the transition process is in turmoil. among those who are out, governor chris christie, a one-time trump adviser who sources say fell out of favor with the president elect. though christie and kushner worked together for monlts,
complicated. he prosecuted kushner's father, sending him to prison. mike rogers connected to christie who worked on the transition team before being ousted -- >> there is confusion going on about a chain of command coming out of new york. i think they need to get that settled soon. as the clock ticks, all of these decisions become more important. >> reporter: elliott cohen who worked for condoleezza rice at the state department and said he had contact with trump's transition team, originally a never trumper,e possibly working with the team but that changed quickly, writing about the experience in the washington post. a bad boss can be endured. a gaggle of them will poison all decision making. even trump allies admit it's not going as smoothly as trump describes. >> the beginning of any transition like this has turmoil because it's the nature of the process. and i think that trump is very decisive. >> reporter: the trump
with controversy surrounding the hiring of stephen bannon as chief strategist. the former head of breitbart news which published headlines, hoisted high and proud, the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage. [ inaudible ]. >> it's great to see you guys today. [ inaudible ]. >> thank you. thank you. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> you can see there mitch mcconnell ignored the questions about bannon. house democrats in the meantime they have sent a letter to trump asking him to rescind bannon's appointment. the letter has 169 signatures, says hiring him undermine's trump's ability to unite the country. hillary clinton is encouraging her supporters to keep working to make the country better and stronger. she was honored by the children's defense fund in washington.
thing to do. everyone should stay engaged on every level. >> the divisions laid bear by this election run deep, but please listen to me when i say this, america is worth it. our children are worth it. believe in our country, fight for our values and never ever give up. >> clinton's old boss the founder of the organization calls her the people president a nod to clinton's lead in the popular vote which is now more than a million votes. students are holding more anti-trump protests all across the country. high schoolers in washington, d.c. or the areas surrounding it walked out of class for the third-straight day to march through the streets and rallies were held at dozens of college campuses across the country. they are calling on school administrators to protect them from any immigration actions that trump may take. breaking news from illinois
blast shook the small town of canton. 11 people were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive. the person who died was a utility worker who had been called to the area about a gas leak. a two block radius around the explosion was evacuated. engineers are now going building to building trying to investigate the structural damage there. and another explosion, this one near indiana, the home blown off its foundation, at least one person was killed. debris, as you can see there, scattered throughout the area. firefighters putting out hot spots, neighbors say the powerful blasts made their homes shake. a gas leak is also suspected in this case. smoke from dozens of wild fires also causing major problems with the air quality across southern cities. charlotte, north carolina, a haze hangs over the city where officials issued a code red warning. prompting many residents to stay inside. and in kentucky, smoke is being blamed for at least one death. a man died on mountain parkway where the smoke decreased visibility. state police say 14 others were injured in the series of recks
in atlanta, the air quality improved yesterday, but there is concern the smoke will return today as winds are expected to shift. some urgently needed aid has arrived in the city of mosul in iraq, which is war-torn. for the first time in two years, u.n. officials have been able to deliver about 30 days worth of emergency supplies to 15,000 children and their families. the nearly month-long battle to reclaim mosul from isis has destroyed much of the city and left more than a million people trapped with no way out. and this is the scene in dominican republic, too much rain creating wide sped spread flooding. mud slides washing away roads, cutting off some communities, around 20,000 people evacuated from their homes, mostly along the country's north coast and the forecast isn't helping. rain will continue there through tomorrow. we're now learning chilling new details about the deadly shooting that triggered a lockdown at oklahoma city's main airport. police say they believe the attack was premeditated and that
parking garage for nearly four hours before opening fire. abc's lauren lyster has more. >> reporter: operations getting back to normal at oklahoma city's airport after tuesday's deadly shooting that grounded planes and had travelers sheltering in place. >> they just ground stopped the airport. they have some situation going on here. >> reporter: around 1:00 p.m. shots fired in the airport parking lot. >> victim has been shot on the sidewalk outside the airport. >> reporter: passengers stranded on plans for hours. the airport going into lockdown. police in tactical gear search for the shooter, going car to car for nearly three hours and then -- >> suspect was located. deceased with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. >> reporter: the suspected gunman identified as lloyd dean buie. a former southwest ramp agent who worked at this airport. the airline reporting he showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at work one day in 2015.
>> it is possible that the suspect acted in retaliation against the circumstances leading up to his resignation. we know his intentions were to go to the airport and hurt someone. >> reporter: that victim, southwest airlines employee michael winchester. the 52-year-old son james a pro football player with the kansas city chiefs. >> james is with his family now, where he needs to be. and when he comes back, he comes back. lots of prayers, everything go out to he and his family. >> reporter: police report the victim was not the suspect's supervisor and they don't know at this point if he was the gunman's intended target. kendis and diane? >> our thanks to lauren in los angeles. to baseball's awards parade continues with honors for the best pitchers. max scherzer of my washington nationals easily winning the national league cy young award and well deserved there. he is the sixth pitcher to win in both leagues. and boston's rick porcello took the cy young in the american league, he had the most wins in baseball with 22, but there's a
because he didn't get the most first place votes from baseball writers. >> that's right. those first place votes actually went to justin verlander of the tigers, and his fiance supermodel kate upton clearly thought he was robbed. and as you do, she launched a flurry of tweets to express her anger, at one point telling porcello bluntly rather you didn't win. >> and then there was this, upton saying, hey, major league baseball, i thought i was the only person allowed to blank justin verlander. >> she feels pretty strongly about this. now here is the deal -- porcello won 137 total points, verlander only got 132. he did get the most first place votes from the writers, it wasn't enough to cancel out the number of wins that porcello had. >> so confusing. >> closest cy young award since 1970 -- second closest. the first closest was in 2012. you want to know who lost in that one -- justin verlander.
>> he won in 2011 unanimously, though. >> one thing to point out, though, so sports illustrated, guess who had the more covers out of verlander, porcello -- >> upton. >> kate upton had the most covers out of all three of them. >> it's all about baseball. >> more covers to verlander's three, porcello, zero. coming up, some alarming finds for new homeowners. >> after plunking down thousands for a brand new home, imagine having nothing but problems after that. abc investigation coming up a get ready to break out the eggnog, those christmas sweaters are back. this time the ugly sweaters have their own store. hallelujah. >> we promise to share our own ugly holiday outfits with you on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." the uglier the better. >> just ugly people. abcwnnn.
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the faa is investigating after a hot air balloon made a hard landing in philadelphia. the basket hit the ground before being dragged across the grass and lifted briefly again into the air before finally crashing to a halt on its side. no one was injured. the pilot insisted it was a perfect landing. farther east, there are new developments in a murder mystery that now spans three states. >> a young man from connecticut last seen with friends in an upscale manhattan apartment building over the weekend has now been found in a shallow grave in new jersey.
latest. >> reporter: police questioning a man after a mysterious murder in manhattan. investigators scouring this apartment building for clues surrounding the disappearance of this man. police say the 26-year-old left his home in stanford, connecticut saturday night going with several friends to an upscale building. when the friends left, they say he willingly stayed behind. >> to hear what potentially may have happened is scary. >> reporter: a gru discovery in a wooded area 50 miles south of the new jersey shore. investigators finding what they believe is his body buried in a shallow grave. outside the manhattan apartment, forensic crews seize possible evidence including one of the building's luggage carts with bloodstains. they are examining a surveillance video showing a tenant wheeling something out on the luggage cart. >> there was a few units here, you know, scouring the garbage, the lobby. >> reporter: and building
the same tenant asked about the surveillance system. the resident from the building behind me being questioned by police is 25-year-old james who is currently being held on an unrelated charge. linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, why it may be better for young children to have moms who work outside of the home. what we're finding out from a new study about why the children of working moms may be better off than those of stay at home moms. but first, new home nightmares. country who say they dished out all this money for their new homes only to get problems and defects in return.
don't have to go out ? ? welcome to my house ? >> you love that song. >> i do. buying a new house is the most exciting moment in your life, but for some american families the excitement has been short lived. >> as you know, it's the midst of a building boom, and homeowners spending hundreds of thousands of dollars are finding what they say is poor workmanship and turning their dream homes into a might mare. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: in suburban washington, d.c., the owner of this new home has a hole in the foundation and a snake that moved in underneath. >> up and down you hear the same kind of thing? >> reporter: people in this new subdivision in virginia say their great-looking houses on the outside are full of defects on the inside. >> it's the most expensive purchase any of us are going to make. >> reporter: in one subdivision after another -- >> water starts here, travels along the ceiling. >> reporter: our investigation found homeowners claiming shotty construction.
flooring. >> reporter: with big well-known builders often slow or refusing to fix the problems, big and small. >> you continue living in something that no one can give you answers for, no one will fix it. this is our house. this is where we live. we had to walk away from it. >> reporter: what they all had was a bad case of new home heart break. >> look at that. >> typical of the homes built for sale, not built to last. >> reporter: something these two men sort of the sherlock holmes and watson of new home construction say they see far too often. >> along there's a significant crack. >> reporter: the industry trade group says unhappy homeowners are in the minority and that americans have expectations that are just too high. >> the american consumer expects a perfect home. there's no such thing as a perfect home. >> reporter: yet documents show the home builders, including the biggest, drhorton, set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year to deal with construction defect claims. horton calling it the ordinary
>> i think the quality of houses being built is as good as it's ever been, better. >> better than ever? >> yes, sir. >> are they shotty? >> i say no. >> reporter: again and again, it was only after the builders knew abc news or one of our stations was on the case that repair crews finally showed up. the bulldozer to redo the draining system at this home in alabama didn't show up until after abc news started to ask questions. >> it's only because abc news is here. or they would not have fixed it. >> reporter: in indiana, it was only after wrtv got involved that the builders sent an executive to check out roofing and drainage issues. >> this is how we knew it was leaking. >> reporter: outside houston, the builder dr horton offered to buy this house back after our
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? time for your thursday morning mix. we'll start with a little piece of art, it might be pricey, though. so this is a monet. it is 1891. it was on the auction block, guess how much this went for? >> $10 million. >> it's pretty, come on. it's monet. it's not monet. if that it would get $10 million. >> $30 million. >> so the canvas, bidding war that took place for 14 minutes. $81.4 million. >> wow.
>> originally, it was sold back in 1999 for $11.9 million, but, you know, inflation. >> then you look at it up close it's all messed up. >> that's true, it is a monet. pretty from afar but -- christmas sweater, the uglier the better. youened and i are both friends. i thought the biggest fans of ugly christmas sweater, but we've been outdone by a man in dallas opening his shop dedicated solely to ugly christmas sweaters. jeremy turner of texas. he used to sell vintage clothing from a bus, starting with sweaters, acquiring little by little, and they always sold out, so now pop-up shop, all christmas sweaters, business is going well. the slogan? come get ugly. >> i don't believe it. are you sure he just didn't put a sign up over the goodwill store? >> it does look very familiar i will say. >> just walk into goodwill i'm sure you can get all of those. but great idea. brilliant idea with the popup. you know, we all strive for
whatever the kids call it these days, you know, whether it's a prom poise or whatever. so elaine and her boyfriend, a beautiful picture, all smiles. >> yes. nino looks good. they're all happy. they're looking good. >> they are happy. >> what's wrong with it? >> until they kind of slipped on that one? >> oh. uh-oh. >> and ended up -- >> oh, no! >> in the fountain. >> down goes dino! >> yes. >> down goes nino! >> not according to plan. >> i should point out, so they spent the rest of the afternoon trying to find nino. now to a cute video. really doesn't need much explanation. see that dog in the back? not a dog, ladies and gentlemen. that's a pig. she's grown up around dogs since she was six weeks old, and she thinks she's just part of the
this morning on "wor this morning on "world news now," america needs you, the message from hillary clinton last night in her first and emotional speech since conceding the election and hear how she admitted to experiencing some dark moments this past week. check out this dramatic scene from the humanitarian crisis in syria. the video shows a young girl being hit by an air strike. we have the latest on renewed violence in aleppo. new this half hour, the tornado danger in a highly unusual location. >> check out this monster twister tearing through farmland the giant funnel sending residents underground to seek shelter. sports broadcaster vin scully has made thousands of calls over the course of his legendary career, he may have been topped by one call from the white house, that's in "the skinny" on this thursday,
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> vin scully, we'll tell you about that. a lot of people got a call from the white house they're excited about. speaking of the white house, of course hillary clinton spent much of the last year and a half trying to get there. and one week after learning she did not win, she made her first public remarks since her concession speech. >> clinton was honored in washington, d.c. last night for contributions to child adv she acknowledged the pain of her election defeat, but urged her supporters to keep fighting for what they believe in. we'll get more now from abc's liz kreutz. >> reporter: overnight, hillary clinton opening up about her election loss. >> i will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me. there have been a few times this past week when all i wanted to do was just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again.
for the children's defense fund in washington, d.c., the former democratic presidential nominee urging her supporters in her first public appearance since her concession speech to not lose heart and to never give up. >> i ask you to stay engaged, stay engaged on every level. we need you. america needs you. that's how we get through this. >> reporter: the crowd cheering. clinton choked up as she reflected on her accomplishments and what she wish she could tell her late mother now. >> i dream of going up to her and sitting next to her and taking her in my arms saying, look, look at me and listen, and as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up to be a united states senator, represent our country as secretary of state, and win more than 62 million votes for president of the united states. >> reporter: over the past week, clinton stayed largely out of the spotlight.
attended a thank you party for her campaign staff. she distributed to them 1200 stems of roses. clinton also held a conference call with top donors over the weekend saying she was heart broken by the election and blamed her loss and increase momentum around trump on fbi's recent review into newly released e-mails related to her private server. diane, kendis? >> thank you to there. and turning now to donald trump who has taken more steps to lay the foundation for his administration. trump is holding another series of meetings today with advisers and political leaders. among them, former secretary of state henry kissinger and south carolina governor nikki haley who may be considered for secretary of state after vowing to drain the swamp in washington during his campaign, trump's transition team is taking a stance on lobbyists. new government officials will be banned from lobbying for five years after leaving their position. trump is trying to shoot down
tweeting that it's going so smoothly. as the president-elect prepares to take office, his name has vanished from several residential buildings in new york city. workers were out removing the giant gold letters. owners who looingsed licensed the trump name decided to remove it after residents didn't want to be associated with trump. vice president elect mike pence had a chance to check out his new home as he dined with vi the men and their wives met for lunch yesterday and biden brushed aside talks that trump was unprepared. he said that no administration is ready to govern on day one. president obama is in berlin for a full day of events with german leader angela merkel, shared a private diner, and hold formal meetings today. before arriving in germany, he was in athens, greece, visiting where he addressed the greek people. in that speech, the president said he and
be more different, but he said democracy is bigger than any one person. >> as long as we retain our faith in democracy, as long as we retain our faith in the waiver from those central principles that ensure a lively open debate, then our future will be okay. >> the president said the countries must strengthen their alliances and he repeated confidence that the u.s. would remain loyal to nato despite president elect's campaign promises. secretary of state john kerry warns the world failing to push forward in a fight against climate change would be, quote, a betrayal of devastating consequences. kerry also said with 2016 on
record, quote, even the strongest skeptic has to acknowledge that something disturbing is happening. more grim news from the syrian city of aleppo, more bombing resumed there. a hospital and blood bank were among the apparent targets. dramatic video shows a young girl rescued from the rubble of the building struck by an air strike. at least 54 people killed in air strikes and artillery shelling across northern syria. five people have d a fire broke out in an expensive shopping area in lima, peru. it started in a recently renovated movie theater where reporters were screening a film. the cause is under investigation. more leaders including president obama are due in lima for a global summit. the minnesota police officer who shot and killed a man in a traffic stop last summer is now facing criminal charges. the shooting made way across the country as the horrific aftermath was streamed live on facebook. abc's steve osunsami has the details -- >> reporter: let's first say that police officers across the country risk their lives every day for the public good.
it! i told him to get his hand off it ? >> reporter: but in this police shooting that set the streets on fire near st. paul, minnesota, prosecutors say it's the officer who is the criminal. >> no reasonable officer would have used deadly force under these circumstances. >> reporter: on top of manslaughter for killing philando castile, the officer is facing two felony firearm charges for endangering the safety of diamond who recorded the video and her 4-year-old daughter who was crying in the backseat. >> you shot four bullets into him, sir, he was just getting his license and registration. >> reporter: reynolds and her boyfriend both told the officer that he had a legally owned gun in his pocket. police announced that he never had a chance to remove the gun before he was killed. they found it at the bottom of the pocket. police radio traffic that night, you hear the moment the family is pull over. >> i have reason to pull it over. the two occupants just look like a -- people that were involved in a robbery. >> reporter: you hear what many
>> the driver looks more like one of our suspects just because of the wide-set nose. >> reporter: police say the family had nothing to do with the robbery. diamond reynolds says that manslaughter isn't nearly enough. >> i feel as though murder to the highest extent of the law is what would be appropriate here. at the end of the day, none of that is going to bring my boyfriend back. >> reporter: the officer's expected to enter a plea of not guilty at a court appearance on friday. his lawyer argues the issue was not race, that it was the gun. steve osunsami abc news, atlanta. close call on a highway for a kansas police officer. you can see him here pushing a disabled vehicle off the side of interstate 35 in the suburbs of kansas city. you heard the sound of that
just enough warning to jump out of the way as an out of control driver slammed into the vehicle. he was not injured. if first blizzard of the season is expected to slam parts of midwest tomorrow, could make for slippery roads there. blizzard watches and winter storm watches issued in nebraska to minnesota and in the north east, it's another beautiful day with warm and comfortable temperatures in the south. >> temperatures could actually drop in denver by 40 degrees. colder in the west with los angeles at 72 and 40s in seattle. and a new study is sure to add fuel to the mommy wars out there. researchers in england say children of working moms d faster than those of stay-at-home moms saying going to nursery school or spending time with grandparents improved everyday skills like talking, social interaction and tasks like getting dressed. kids who stayed at home with mom gained those skills at a slower pace. a big brother in florida coming to the rescue. watch the baby on the changing table. mom, who is looking somewhere else for a moment when the 11
his 9-year-old brother catches him. >> wow. >> the fall from the table was four feet. great going by big brother. look at the fast hands! >> yeah! >> the dolphins already signed him to a rookie contract. that's a good grab there. also caught on camera, the moment that a college cross country race turned into a full contact event. it happened last week in pennsylvania. >> runners doing their thing when deer ran across the course. on actually sent him to the ground. >> oh, man! >> oh! >> so he suffered a bruised hip, and he says he's still sore. >> oh. >> but he got up and finished. it was his final college race, so -- >> do you think the deer thought they were part of the race? >> maybe they did? they were just going in the wrong direction. >> okay, maybe not. coming up, split-second decision by a husband and wife
crossing. how the driver says they got stuck on the train tracks and what they did at the last possible second that saved both their lives. and see how star quarterback tom brady still bruised by deflategate may now be getting the last laugh. his new ad ahead in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by chewy.com. skinniny." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by
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no injuries were reported. turning now to another frightening scene, this time on train tracks. >> that's right. a husband and wife were in the truck when suddenly they were stuck on a railway crossing with a train headed right towards them. abc's david kerley has more on how it ended. >> reporter: a road and railline littered with remains of the tractor trailer and cargo, the driver and wife jumping seconds before this. they survived, but the household goods they were moving ripped that's a bicycle wheel rolling down the street. the driver said the gps put him on the road northeast of atlanta, and by the time he saw the no trucks sign, he couldn't turn around and ended up getting stuck on the crossing. >> all of a sudden you hear the train coming. my wife jumps out of the truck. she is screaming at me, get out of the truck, get out of the truck. and four seconds later, the impact, train hit the trailer. >> reporter: accidents like this far from the first.
every week at crossings. part of the reason there's incidence, more than five on average everyday. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> very lucky couple there. when we come back, why vin scully got a call from the white house. and how tom brady is now poking fun at deflategate. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. now" continues after this from our abc
time for "the skinny" starting with vin scully getting the phone call of his life. >> yes. legendary broadcaster who just retired last month, as you'll recall, after 67 years behind the mike for the brooklyn and then los angeles dodgers was shocked to get a call from the white house. [ telephone ringing ] >> hello? >> hello, mr. scully? >> yes? >> hi, there, i'm josh ernest, i'm the white house press secretary. >> oh, my gosh, i certainly know the name. how are you, sir? >> i'm doing great. how are you? >> does vin scully sound like that all the time? he was more shocked to find out president obama will be presenting him with the nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom. >> oh, my gosh. no. >> yes. so you've -- >> are you sure? i'm just an old baseball announcer. >> well, listen, you had a remarkable impact on lives of
this country. >> i'm rather overwhelmed and humbled. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much, josh. >> it's my pleasure, take care. >> bye for now. >> how cool is that? oh, my goodness. >> that has to be one of josh's earnests better days on the job. >> so scully is one of 21 recipients of the medal. the rest of the list, it's really pretty big. bruce springsteen there, diana ross, report redford, tom hanks, and kareem abdul jabar. >> the awards will be presented at the white house next tuesday. >> vin scully wins the -- next to a sports celebrity show trying to use humor to clear his name. >> patriots' quarterback, tom brady, may not shake deflate-gate, but he had fun with it in the footlocker new week of greatness ad campaign. >> just because something's
mean anything's going on. why can't something just be great? >> it's just a question. it starts with questions that turn into assumptions and that turns into vacations. why would you punish the weak of greatness for something that never even happened? >> i lost my appetite. >> so brady, as you recall, served a four-game suspension earlier in season after last year's deflated football scandal. the vacation he went on. >> now he's making fun. >> yes. next, benjamin franklin is getting some love from bon jovi. >> the founding father's gravestone in philadelphia developed a large crack in addition to years of hitting from people tossing pennies on to it for good luck. >> so now a go fund me campaign to save that gravestone has reached and surpassed its goal thanks to a 5,000 donation from john bon jovi and his wife. the campaign raised a total of nearly $80,000. this morning, details about carrie fisher's details about a
back in the '70s. >> leah and han solo. she tells "people" why she decided to break silence now saying it's been 40 years and, quote, it's not like anyone's deeply affected by it anymore. >> yeah. so ford was married at the time with two kids, but he has yet to make any public comments on fisher's revelation, and admits that while she gave him a head's up and even sent him a draft, she told "people" she doesn't know if he read it. >> whoops. she said she never wanted to embarrass him, but thinks she waited an appropriate amount of time. can you play the too soon game after 40 years? >> 40 years? >> that's quite a surprise, though. i'm not sure. i sent you a message. didn't you get it? it was a text. >> in a bottle. >> maybe i have the old number. >> how do you send messages back in the '70s? >> pigeons. all right. coming up, viewing google earth
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? a lot of virtual reality these days and how it's been revolutionizing everything from video games to documentary films. >> but this might just take the cake. google earth is out with a virtual reality version available now for free on the hdtv. >> like street view on steroids. users can now explore landmarks reconstructed cultural treasures and even their own neighborhoods in virtual reality. >> and some users can even soar into space. the thing is seeing it on screen you don't get the full effect, but you put the goggles on, you feel like you're there. like you're on a roller coaster pit in your stomach. >> even if you're looking at it, like, this on the monitor. >> no, it's not. it doesn't.
>> thank you. there are, however, experts urging caution for users of virtual reality. >> some doctors raise concerns that gadgets could cause health problems among young children. abc's tj holmes explains. >> reporter: so real. that people forget that it's not real. virtual reality has people literay themselves as it immerses them in a 3d world. of sports, adventure and even danger. these headsets expected to be on a lot of kids' christmas lists are causing real world concerns. >> virtual reality is still a very new technology, still evolving, and we really don't know yet what the impact may be on children. >> they say these headsets could cause long term issues for young children. >> virtual reality, basically the brain is only getting input from the eyes, and we don't know
to have the impact on other senses and how we integrate and experience. >> reporter: the technology is so new, that it has not been studied. manufacturers of virtual reality headsets warn they are not for young kids. samsung said its products are 13 and up and playstation recommends products for kids 12 and up. truth is, nobody knows the impact. in the meantime, what's a parent to do? >> experts say this is not one of the things you need to be really alarmed about, but just most of the manufacturers say, don't use for kids under 13, so that's a good general rule of thumb. >> have you fallen over using the ones that you have? >> i have not, but i jump sometimes when playing a video game that involves it. i forget that it's not real. >> it's a good way to get a workout in, isn't it? when you're thinking. i'm just going to go back to watching us on virtual reality and see. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the headlines we're following this morning on "world news now" -- hillary clinton making her first public appearance overnight since her concession speech. she acknowledged the shock and pain of her stinging defeat, but she called on supporters to never give up -- saying america is worth it. a utility worker is dead after a powerful gas explosion in a small town near peoria, illinois. 11 people were taken to the hospital following that blast in the downtown area was also evacuated. five people have died after a fire broke out in an expensive shopping area in lima, peru. president obama and other world leaders are due in lima shortly for a global summit. but president obama first stops in germany. he's there now with angela america merkel. many say merkel has been
foreign partner during his presidency. those are some of the top stories on this thursday, november 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> apparently the president and the chancellor had a private dinner at his hotel last night. >> they did. >> they are close friends and allies as well. but we'll start this half hour with the future president and the transition that is going on and the parade of politicians meeting one by one with the president elect. >> as donald trump and his team dismissed reports of turmoil, he is meeting today with former secretary of state henry kissinger and south carolina former governor nikki haley and japan's prime minister shinzo abe. abc's maggie rulely has the latest. >> reporter: hillary clinton returns to washington, though, not in the way she originally intend. >> there have been a few times this past week when all i wanted
good book or our dogs and never leave the house again. >> reporter: the former democratic presidential nominee speaking in front of the children's defense fund, the group that helped start her career. >> please, listen to me when i say this. america is worth it. our children are worth it. believe in our country. fight for our values. never, ever give up. >> reporter: at the same time, clinton's lead in the popular vote is growing, now up more than 1 million votes against donald trump. back in new york, tales of turmoil at trump tower. the president elect and his team trying to shoot down reports that the transition process is not going well. trump himself tweeting that it's very organized. but former white house member, mike rogers, who worked on the team before being ousted, described it differently. >> i think there is some confusion going on about a chain of command coming out of new york. >> reporter: all eyes turning to this man, jared kushner, trump's son-in-law. abc news confirming that the
the real estate developer who has no government experience. that report not helping the president-elect dealing with concerns about conflict of interest between family businesses and his new job. one impact on trump's brand already visible. three manhattan buildings which licensed his name have now removed it after residents protested. maggie rulely, abc news, washington. and a new york police department and secret service meet today to figure out the best way to protect president-el takes office. the challenge is to keep him safe in what will be the second home on the busiest street in the biggest city in this country without bringing midtown manhattan to a standstill. officials say they have to strike a balance between security and making sure that all new yorkers are able to get around. students are holding more anti-trump protests across the country. rallies held at dozens of college campuses.
administrators to protect students against any immigration action trump might take, and high schoolers in washington, d.c. area walked out of class for the third consecutive day to march through the streets. haze still hangs over parts of the southeast as dozens of wild fires continue to burn out of control. this as people in the midwest brace for the first blizzard of the season. abc has the details. >> reporter: atlanta, georgia, is one of the cities now 30 days straight without rain having a huge impact on the drought and wildfires. let's take it straight to the maps where you can see 33 wild fires burning in kentucky, tennessee, west virginia all the states highlighted on the map. people are going to hospitals, because of air quality, schools are closing. some of the air quality index numbers are nearing places like hong kong and shanghai, china. we'll talk about this for a while because that is not changing, but we've got to get to the blizzard watch. there are places that could get 12 inches of snow and 45 miles per hour gusts in the next 24 hours.
>> thanks to ginger. overseas, the iraqi military says it's making significant progress in the battle to reclaim mosul from isis. soldiers have made their way into at least two more neighborhoods this morning. and for the first time, the official islamic state news agency reports the terror group is acknowledging that defeat is a possibility. but iraqi military commanders warn that completing the operation could still take several months. the minnesota police officer who shot and killed a a man in a traffic shot last july i facing criminal charges. the shooting gained national attention as the man's girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on facebook. abc's marci gonzalez has the details. >> reporter: minnesota police officer seen in this video -- >> keep hands where they are. >> reporter: moments after shooting philando castile during a traffic stop, now facing criminal charges including second degree manslaughter. >> the use of deadly force by the officer was not justified. >> reporter: the county attorney made the decision after
dash cam video which has not been made public, but reportedly captured him telling the officer he had a gun. >> the officer said, okay. don't reach for it then. castile tried to respond but was interrupted by the officer who said -- don't pull it out. castile responded, i'm not pulling it out. >> reporter: moments later, he the aftermath streamed live on facebook by his girlfriend in the passenger seat. >> i told him not to reach for it! i told him to get his hand off it! >> you told him to get his id, sir, his driver's license. oh my god, please don't tell me he's dead. >> reporter: the death sparked protests. and accusations of racism including from minnesota's governor. >> would this have happened if the driver or passengers were white?
>> reporter: no comment from the officer or his attorneys, but castile's family says they are relieved that the officer is being held accountable. >> we are here in solidarity, my family and i, to support that decision. >> reporter: he is expected to turn himself in and scheduled to face a judge on friday. kendis, diane? >> all right, marci, thank you. operators of major international website that advertises escort services may escape pimping charges. a california judge has tentatively tossed out those charges against backpage.com saying federal law protects website operators from third party postings. after a three-year investigation, prosecutors insist the site generates millions of dollars from the illegal sex trade and exploiting vulnerable victims. police in the atlanta area are searching for the man seen here in this surveillance video running with a gun in his hand. moments prior, he fired the gun near a school bus full of children. the quick thinking bus driver grabbed students stepping off
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