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>> justin, thanks so much for that. furniture turning now to a new warning about drug and alcohol addiction. it's taking a far worse toll than many of us think. a new report from the surgeon general said 78 americans die every day from opioid overdoses and 28 million suffer from substance abuse disorder. the study calls for a shift in the way a disease rather than a weakness in character. the surgeon general says is an unscientific approach. a town in illinois assesses damage after a deadly gas explosion. the moment of the blast in canton captured by cameras, happening while crews repaired a natural gas leak caused by digging. one worker was killed and a dozen others were hurt. abc's gio benitez spoke with a witness at that scene.
dinner? >> yes. >> reporter: and you hear what? >> the loudest boom ever heard in my life. i thought lightning hit. >> another person said they thought the town was bombed. parts of downtown canton are still closed to the public. ground has been broken on the future home of the nfl's los angeles rams. the $2.6 billion, 80,000 seat stadium is being built in englewood, california. it's set to open in 2019. the rams moved back to l.a. this season after 21 years in st. louis. it's possible they may end up diego chargers who are still considering a move. and king james is paying tribute to the greatest. lebron james has donated $2.5 million to the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture. the money will go towards an exhibit on mohammed ali. the boxing champ and civil rights activist died in june.
michael jordan has also contributed. you may be saying i'm lovin it when you see the future of mcdone can ald's. they plan to roll out kiosks for ordering and table services at all locations soon. they already revamped 500 restaurants, and it's concentrating first on big cities. in word on how long it'll take to make changes in all 14,000 u.s. locations. that's kind of cool. >> yeah, it is cool. new day. >> and that other icon of american fast food, coca-cola, now has the selfie bottle. when you tilt the bottle at 70 degrees, it automatically snaps a picture of you. >> okay. so it then allows you to share this real thing on snapchat, facebook, or instagram. oh, i see the image. the selfie bottle was developed for coke coca israel, and we're not sure that it's available in this country, so it's sort of like --
>> have some coke and a smile. >> that was a good one. i see what you did there. as though we need another opportunity to take selfies. >> exactly. >> that's what the world needs, more selfies. coming up, insomniac theater, how j.k. ruling's harry potter is already smashing ratings meters along with a tale of family loyalty and going back to those you've left behind. first, the new developments in the brutal murder of a young man from connecticut found buried in a shallow grave in new jersey and connection to a prominent manhattan jeweler to the stars. you're watching world news now. "world news now" weather brought to you by buyleeza.com.. "world news now" weather brought to you by buyleeza.com."
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abc's jim dolean with the latest. >> reporter: james led off to what may well be a long time behind bars. it will not be his first visit. he has a series of mug shots from a a series of arrests in florida. there was nothing like this. >> these guys were animals. you don't -- i wouldn't treat -- i wouldn't treat an animal -- i wouldn't treat a squirrel this way. what they tried to do was just just preposterous. what else can you say? i hope they get everything they desee. >> reporter: the murder has left two families devastated. >> it's really horrible when you do something good for somebody and the next thing it turns out the way it did. >> reporter: it turned out to be murder. 26-year-old joey comanalie was stabbed 15 times on sunday morning. and rackover is now charged with his murder and disposing of his body in a shallow grave in monmouth county. the body burned, as well. also charged in the crime is
in the crime grew up near the place where the body was buried. >> we believe at some point he took the body out of there and brought to to jersey, but it's unclear, again, because they are both uncooperative. >> rackover born james in florida, a troubled youth until meeting a prominent east side jeweler, but he tried to turn around his life. the elder rackover devastated now that this mitsvah turned to tragic. >> he can't believe it, can't talk, breaks down, cries, all he say, why i did something so good and something so good turns out to be so bad. >> so many questions about that. thanks to jim here in new york. it's just, the new york media has been all over the story. a tragic one seeing all the young people involved. >> wait to see how the legal case unfolds now. >> yeah. >> and we'll be right back. "world news now" continues
how did pig tracks get on the ceiling? >> spider pig does whatever a spider pig does. ? can he swing from a web ? ? no, he can't practice he's a big ? >> homer simpson makes everything better. >> absolutely. unless you're a member of the simpson family, it's not every day that you see a pig as a pet. >> unless you live in new york, i've seen everything as a pet.
an adorable little piglet who has now grown into much, much more than a family pet. she's become a social media star as well as a social movement here's abc's juju chang. . >> reporter: she was the bundle of joy derek walter and steve jenkins always hoped for. >> we got her as a so she was very small. >> reporter: a tiny adorable pig named esther. >> she grew up, settled into the family very quickly. >> reporter: she continued to grow and grow and grow. until derek and steve realized esther was no mini pig. esther was a big, fat pig. >> what's this? what's this? >> she is our 650-pound mini pig that lives with us in our house. >> reporter: unable to part ways, she became a beloved house
she's 650 pounds of pure piggy love. and now esther's a full blown social media celebrity with nearly 270,000 followers on instagram and over 800,000 likes on facebook. >> oh, she wasn't paying attention. >> i know, i know. >> reporter: steve and derek acknowledge keeping a 650 pound pig in your house can cause problems. >> she loves to root in the blankets. it's one of her pig's natural instincts to do is to their beds and make them fluffy. >> we go through a mattress about every two months. >> but the lack of sleep hasn't slowed them down. they now have over 250 animals living with them including chickens, rams, roosters, bunnies and pigs. >> come on in. >> reporter: 11 more esther-sized piggies who, unlike esther, live in the barn.
>> >> reporter: all those hungry oinkers means lots and lots of food. >> all of our pigs here eat a kibble that we have actually manufactured for them. >> we ate $3,000 worth of pig foot last year, and that was four tons. >> reporter: which, of course, is not cheap. thankfully, esther's fame helpings cover bills. she has an online store bringing in cash, and her owners put out a book. but the biggest attention gutter still those witty, clever posts. >> it's her ability to make you th differently. people write us and say, oh, i'll never eat pork again. but they also write-up and say i've had a really hard time smiling, esther. you're the first thing that's made my smile in weeks. >> yep. just a pig promoting a happy, positive life one oink at a time. juju chang in ontario, canada. >> you know, you got to think the pigs that don't live in the house, leek, why does that one get to sleep on the couch?
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well, you know, it's been six years since j.k. ruling's last harry potter film. and now the highly anticipated harry potter prequel is now out there. >> all right. "fantastic beast" and where to find them is in the movie, andy plays a wizard who arrives in 1926 new york with a suitcase full of magical creatures hoping to procure a rare beast, but it's not long before those creatures manage to escape. >> oh.
>> it was open? >> just a smidgen. >> awesome effects there. >> yeah. >> the film is getting more than just a smidgen of high praise from the critics earning a certified fresh 85% on rotten tomatoes. richard lawson described it as ripe with political allegory, unafraid of grimness in a way that there films, which were about children, couldn't quite be. and richard roper called it an effective if not everlasting magical spell. next, described as one of the year's best movies and a stone-cold instant classic. casey affleck, who is pretty good, plays a jon janitor in boston is forced to move back to the fishing village where he grew up to raise his teenage nephew and face a past that forced him to leave in the first
>> we're not going to be here much longer. >> we're not moving to boston. >> i don't want to talk about that right now. >> you said you got the money to move. >> yeah. that a doesn't mean -- >> what's in boston? you're a janitor? >> so what? >> do that anywhere. there's plenty of toilets and clogged up drains all over town. >> i don't want to -- >> all my friends are here, i'm on the hockey team, basketball team, i work on a boat two days a week, i got two girlfriends, and i'm in a band. you're a j what the hell do you care where you live? >> critics gave manchester by the sea a whopping 98% certified fresh. steven witty says the film is about who we bury and what we don't. and peters traverse, our friend, says no film this year has moved me more with its humor, its heart and its humanity. >> wow. that's a reducing endorsement. i might have to see that one. that's the news for this half
this morning on "world news now," tracking the transition. >> as president-elect trump stays out of sight, we're learning about new details about who he's set to meet with in the coming days, including another prominent republican whom he's had choice words for in the past. happening right now, the first blizzard of the season slamming the upper plains. some areas expected to see a foot and a half of snow all before thanksgiving. smash-and-grab fail. check out this would-be car thief playing bumper cars, ramming vehicles into each other, even the one he was trying to steal. see how he came up empty handed. >> you didn't hear it from us, but if you're nervous about calling off sick from work, don't stress, we have the newly crunched numbers on the perfect time and day to make that phone call, but you better wait until after the weekend on this friday, november 18th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
with the latest from president-elect donald trump's transition team. his representatives now in touch with the departments of state and justice as well as the pentagon. >> trump, himself, has been involved in a long series of meetings. the one getting the most attention, though, comes this weekend when he gets together with mitt romney, the former republican presidential nominee and, of course, a very vocal trump critic. well, he's now being considered for secretary of state. >> also, retired lieutenant general michael flynn emerged as front runner for national security adviser. david ryan is tracking all of this and the transition. >> reporter: two former enemies trying to mend fences. sources tell abc news, the president-elect is now considering former governor mitt romney for secretary of state. romney has, in the past, been less than diplomatic about
>> think of donald trump's personal qualities. the bullying. the greed. the showing off. the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics. >> reporter: the feeling clearly mutual. >> mitt romney made a fool of himself. did you ever see a guy like this? he had his shot. he had his shot. he didn't like it when i said he choked like a dog. he choked like a dog. >> reporter: the trump aides say they'll meet with romney this weekend as the transition team races to fill key cabinet posts. among the other candidates for secretary of state? the governor of south carolina, nikki haley who met with trump at trump tower. they had a good discussion, her chief of staff said and she's very encouraged about the coming administration and new direction it will bring. earlier this year, haley called out trump's rhetoric. >> during anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren
we must resist that temptation. >> reporter: trump firing back on twitter, the people of south carolina are embarrassed by nikki haley. she supported rubio, but with eventually came over to trump. at 44, she's the nation's youngest governor and a rising star, the daughter of indian immigrants who led the charge to take down the confederate flag. but it's not clear what, if any, foreign policy experience she has. former new york mayor rudy giuliani is also lobbying hard for the job. he was at trump tower too, but there are reportedly concerns about his overseas business ties and paid speeches. >> tell us how the transition is going. >> reporter: playing a key role in the transition process, trump's own son-in-law, jared kushner. it's against the law for trump to appoint a family member for a job at the white house, but kushner is exploring whether he could serve as an unpaid adviser.
kellyanne conway, cited the bush family. >> he wanted to be an adviser, but he's a son-in-law, family, and that's really what we have to focus on here. i know the bush sons were involved in their father's administration. one became president of the united states. >> reporter: even as the campaign scrambles to fill the secretary of state's job, donald trump had his first sit-down with a foreign leader. donald trump met with the japanese prime minister, shinzo abe, a particularly tricky meeting bought of the ideas trump threw out on the campaign trail to change u.s.-japan policies that have been in place since world war ii. david wright, abc news, new york. while that was taking place in new york city, vice president elect mike pence was back in familiar surroundings of capitol hill. he was a member of the 12 years before becoming governor of indiana, meeting lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and reportedly told house republicans they need to buckle up and be ready to work extremely hard. he also got together with top democrats from the senate and
>> we had a straightforward conversation about how we can work together on infrastructure, issues that relate to child care and the rest. >> as you saw, he had time for an epic gop selfie there. now, pelosi also promised that democrats will stand their ground when they can, but her leadership of house democrats is actually now being challenged by ohio representative tim ryan. points out that democrats now have their smallest congressional minority since 1929. he says leaving the current leadership in place leads to more losses in future elections. house democrats will decide the issue at the end of the month. president obama's director of national intelligence, james clapper, has announced he will step down. clapper's resignation was expected. clapper told lawmakers that only senior most officials could have
the other big story this morning, the first blizzard of the season bearing down on the northern plains. the first significant winter storm of the season already brought snow to the northern rockies and now is moving eastward. driving conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly with 6 to 12 inches of accumulation. strong winds produce whiteout conditions too. meanwhile in the southeast, raging wildfires are causing a health hazard with an increase of patients showing up in doctors' offices with breathing problems as the smoke from the fires makes the air unhealthy. more than 190 square miles have burned in the past week or so fueled by the drought in the region. a washington state couple and their youngest children headed out and never came home. after two long days, they got their wish. the family has been found and everybody is safe.
details on how they survived. jason and melissa mcalster along with their 2-year-old and 8-month-old daughters vanished on tuesday. this morning, jason says the family van got stuck in mud while trying to go around a fallen tree, stranding them. >> it got dark on us, so we spent the night on the side of the road after i made a shelter. >> thursday morning, they heard on the radio that people were out searching for them. they ran into a local hunter who called 911. >> yeah. >> and you said they're dehydrated? >> yeah. a little bit, but they look pretty good, really. >> this morning, the family of four is waking up at home, healthy and thankful. >> everybody is good. god is great and happy to be alive. >> neal karlinsky, seattle. and there's breaking news on another search. this one.
found safe just after 2:00 a.m. this morning. he had been missing since tuesday. last seen by his roommate in their apartment. carl conyers is being interviewed right now in houston by the authorities. one sergeant said conyers liked a tweet and that may have helped find him. now, police will release more details later on this morning. john conyers is the longest serving member of the house of representatives first elected in '65. federal investigators now say the barrier separating visitors from gorillas at the cincinnati zoo was substandard the day a toddler fell into the exhibit. that little boy was not hurt in the incident last may, thankfully, but zoo officials were forced to kill a 17-year-old silverback gorilla. that barrier, which was built in 1978, had never been a problem before, but investigators found it was, quote, no longer effective. surveillance video from a used car dealership in detroit shows what appears to be a demolition derby. it's believed the would-be thief
in particular. he wanted a tahoe suv. but in the ross, he crashed and rammed many of the lots' other vehicles and ended up leaving without anything. but he did can leave behind $30,000 in damages. >> man, that's an epic fail there. a new study finds doctors handling nfl player injuries should be independent of the teams. right now, about 175 doctors work with the league's 32 clubs. now, the harvard study says the current system creates ethical problems that could affect player health. among the study's recommendations, doctors treating playe chosen by a committee of league and players union officials. one nflexec reportedly called the proposal impractical. and on the field, week 11 underway. new orleans visited carolina panthers broke open a tie game there with a 17 points in the second quarter. stuart there scoring on a 1-yard run, as you can see there. then with 23 seconds left, cam newton hits ted ginn jr. with the 40-yard touchdown pass. that put carolina up, 20-3.
wins, 2. 20. both teams are now 4-6 on the season. twitter was on fire in fuego because, before this game, look at that. this is cam newton's cleats. >> i'm all about it. it says ad-lib there, and i was going to be quiet because i can't ad-lib about sports. >> what do you think? >> i'm all about shoes, any flare and style in life is fantastic. there's never a bad time to wear shoes like that. >> one person said dead furbies on the cleats. another saysha of an 80s hair band died for newton's shoes. i actually don't like them at all. >> it's not that i like them. i do think they are ugly. but i respect his commitment to style. >> okay.
part of his life. >> he has, absolutely has. >> that's fabulous. >> all right. >> all about it, cam. if it's past your bedtime watching saints and panthers, we have a bit of advice. do not call out sick. >> it's not that we're trying to save your job, that's your own business, but a study says fridays are not the best time to ditch work. >> obvious, right? >> yeah. market research firm, attest, time to make the sick call as well as the top reason. >> okay, ready? get your pens out. the best day and time? 6:38 a.m. on a tuesday, and the number one reason? stomach problems. stomach problems is something that people -- they don't want too much information about it. >> it's a nonstarter. >> stomach issues right now. >> like saying i'm -- >> oh, i'm sick right now. >> a stomach problem? it's like i'm having female problems. >> oh, oh, oh. yeah. no. >> just move on.
well, coming up, a case of road rage caught on tape. the panic call to 911 from a driver in arizona who says she was being tormented by a man in a vehicle. we're going to find out how it ended. and her name is mean christine. that's what they call her. she's a facialist to the stars. why her brutally honest and sometimes painful style has attracted a huge celebrity following. remember, find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news
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we're back now with a really frightening case of road rage in arizona that's been caught on audio tape. >> yeah. the terrified driver called 911 and even screamed for help from other drivers as a man in a black sedan repeatedly slammed into her vehicle. here is abc's kayna whitworth. >> a guy's hitting into the back of me trying to kill me on the road. he's flipping me off. >> reporter: an arizona woman says out of nowhere, she was the victim of violent road rage. she was driving in arizona when this man, who she never saw before, aggressively hit her car, and then started following her. >> he's right behind me. hitting me. >> did he, did he hit your car? >> yes, twice. >> reporter: but it didn't stop there. she says he kept hitting her car. and on the other end of that
trying to find her. >> i did start to feel a little helpless. i just needed to stay right there with her. >> reporter: suli calling out to other drivers for help as they dialed 911, as well. >> he's going in both lanes, he's cutting in front of people. >> reporter: the suspect finally coming to a stop after crashing into a patrol car. >> 25 minutes of torment. i could have died. >> reporter: he's facing driving under the influence and aggravated assault. kayna, abc news, las vegas. >> scary moments there. >> yeah. coming up in the next half hour, bracing for the busiest thanksgiving travel season in nearly a decade as a record number of airline passengers crunch in the nation's airports, the three things you might want to consider to keep track of your luggage and save money. but first, could she be fashion's new queen of mean? why mean christine is attracting
? well, they are the relationships most important to a woman, her husband, maybe her therapist, and her facialist, of course. >> okay. wouldn't have been my guess, but how can a facialist who has a notorious reputation for bei well, really mean, attract a huge celebrity following? abc's genevieve brown checked out mean christine. >> reporter: she's the esthetician to the stars with the not so nice reputation. >> i love to draw blood. clients say stop, but i keep going. they feel like, she's so mean. >> reporter: christine's no nonsense sometimes painful facial has celebrities clamoring to see her, turning away a-list stars who show up late.
dentist, if you visit the dentist, then you have perfect teeth. same with skip. i always tell my clients, like, skin is like teeth. >> reporter: now it was my chance to see what hollywood's elite go through. bring on the pain. i'm excited for the star treatment. i wonder if i should have taken an advil. first, a glycolic acid peel and a gentle massage. then the microdermabrasion treatment to remove outer layer of the skin to reveal a fresh layer of skin cells. is this where the pain begins? >> no. this feels like a cat kissing you, to be honest. >> reporter: but that's just the warm-up. christine then lances the blackheads and this is where she earns her reputation. o-m-g. this is the painful part. i know.
okay, okay, wait, i need a minute. okay. after what seems like endless lancing, some sweet relief. she applies three masks, a clay mask on the t-zone sucking out oil, a mask on top of that for moisture, and then a green tea mask to reduce redness. how do i look? after a quick cleanup, it's time to see the brand new me. i survived mean christine. you are mean. i wouldn't call it fun, but it was actually enjoyable. >> exactly. >> yeah. >> reporter: now i feel ready to go. genevieve brown, abc news, new york. >> things that we'll do for beauty. there's no limit on what women go through to look better. i'm all about it. >> i'll pass. she likes blood, no thank you. >> yes.
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we're going to start your friday mix with an incredible feat that was done. this was really life altering, this thing that was -- that happened in the u.k. watch it now. this is -- >> i can't wait to see this. >> british thrill seeker, simon barry, way up there, 240 feet up. he's going to take a ten -- he's going to do this plunge and dunk a biscuit in a teacup. >> yes! >> a biscuit? what are you, british? >> a cookie. it's a cookie. >> nailed that. he nailed that thing. >> dunked a cookie in a teacup. besides et illustrate being really, really cool, it was actually a guinness world record. >> has to be a record for everything. i have to come up with something i can hold the record.
in a talent show, decides he wants to dance to michael jackson's "billy jean," a tough act to follow. >> it is. >> this kid learned all these moves from watching michael jackson videos on youtube and he killed it. >> he nailed it. >> jackson way before his time. >> love the oversized glove. >> new polka polka. >> grounded in harmony, new york city's very own concrete a capella. ? police and foreign wars all the weather and score that's the world news polka ? ? if you're insomniacs and a good night sleep you lack ? ? do the world news polka ? ? it's late at night, wide awake you're not wearing pants so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ? ? have fun be a pal every anchor guy and gal do the world news polka ?
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this morning on "world news now" winter peeks its head out early, you might say, a dangerous blizzards utah to minnesota threatening to dump more than a foot of snow and right in time for the holiday travel season. accuweather's latest forecast ahead. the cabinet watch continues from trump tower. the president-elect expected to announce some major appointments in the coming days, this, as he greets a fellow world leader from his home in new york city. and new this half hour, one family's incredible survival story. >> stuck in the wilderness with their two young children. hear how they managed to make it home while their older children can anxiously awaited their return. sealed with a kiss. jennifer lopez and her ex-husband, marc anthony, stole the show last night at the latin grammys. we'll feel the love on this friday, november 18th. from abc news, this is
>> i love it. >> j. lo is killing it. >> singing to marc anthony on stage. it really lit up the stage there. >> nothing like an x-ray next to you to bring out the best. >> is that what it is? >> i've never been better. >> exactly, then you cry backstage. we're going to start with the first blizzard of the season, a major snowstorm that is on the move right now. it first hit the northern rockies yesterday making a mess of interstate 70 through colorado. that's their own version of the mannequin challenge there. nothing moving. several pileups were reported. one resulting in a fatality. that storm is headed for the northern plains now. >> but just one day before, it was 80 degrees in lincoln, nebraska, a record. the mild autumn allowing some extra rounds of golf. today's forecast in a moment,
extremes from abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: this winter storm is moving fast, but drivers are not. in wyoming, cars spinning, sliding, and stalling in dangerously heavy snow that's in the mountains west of denver, bringing branches down on power lines. state troopers are investigating deadly crashes on snowy roads, one major pileup of cars and trucks clogging the interstate. chains are now mandatory. >> man, it's pretty slippery. it's pretty dangerous out here. >> reporter: the storm is now shoving aside an unusually warm fall. it was golfing weather in lincoln, nebraska. it's 34 degrees, a 46 degree drop in 24 hours. in denver, the snow is arriving about a month later than normal. and you can see the conditions here have gotten so bad in the mountains just west of denver that they have now decided to shut down a major interstate, i-70 westbound and eastbound
clayton sandell, abc news near golden, colorado. it's another story in the southeast. raging wildfires there destroying tens of thousands of acres producing unhealthy air quality. >> there's no relief in sight for the drought that's fueling those blazes. let's get the forecast from accuweather's justin povick. justin, good morning. >> thanks. good morning to you as well. heavy snow continues towards rapid city, but and into the east, significant accumulation expected into the start of the weekend. double digit accumulation possible east of fargo, north of the twin cities where we could have up to 15 inches before it's said and done. also, late saturday evening into monday. snow accumulations in the northeast, closer to the lakes, substantial accumulations in lake erie and lake ontario, but the 95 dry. cold and breezy, but dry.
very mild day for today drought conditions will continue along with poor air quality due to smokey conditions. mara, kendis, back to you. >> justin, thank as so much for that. this morning's other big story, major developments in the trump transition. >> mitt romney who criticized trump in the past calling him a phony and a fraud, romney is now among those being considered to be trump's secretary of state. the two will meet this weekend. a senior level source says, quote, mending fences is among the items on their agenda. >> bet it is. meantime, retired general michael flynn has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to be trump's national security adviser. flynn was a close adviser to trump on the campaign and he continues working with him on national security issues. flynn retired from the military two years ago and has hashly criticized the obama administration's approach to fighting isis. newt gingrich is one person
administration. the former house speaker was a high profile surrogate for trump in the campaign, and now he tells "washington post" he's not serving in the cabinet in any position. and this was the president-elect meeting with japan's prime minister in new york city. it was trump's first meeting with a foreign leader since the election. shinzo abe called the meeting cordial and candid. trump's daughter, ivanka and husband, jared, involved in the meeting as well as seen here. trump suggested that japan should contribute more to the cost of basing u.s. troops there. president obama is urging donald trump to stand strong against russia if or when it violates basic democratic values. during the final overseas trip of the administration, mr. obama is trying to reassure worried european leaders saying he believes the u.s. will honor its promises to nato under donald trump's presidency. >> i am encourage by the president-elect's insistence that nato is a commitment that does not change. >> reporter: presi wrapping up his trip to europe today leaving from berlin and
he will take part in a global summit on trade. back in the states, controversial encounter ends with an arizona police officer on administrative leave. he was captured on video punching a woman in the face during an arrest. officials in flagstaff are promising complete transparency. here's abc's senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas. >> reporter: another controversial police encounter caught on tape. an officer pun suspect in the face during an eviction. slow it down, you see the force of the punch. >> punched in the face two times, i was choked. it was just a brutal attack. >> reporter: but the officer claims she resisted arrest, kicking and kneeing him in the groin. flagstaff, arizona police
was posted on facebook. the officer has no history of excessive force. >> we immediately became concerned and initiated an internal investigation and placed the officer on administrative leave. >> i didn't do anything! >> reporter: the case the latest indicator how the prevalence of surveillance cameras, phones, are placing officers under scrutiny. in fact, it's become reflex for phones and record interactions with police. like we saw in alabama last november when college students reached for the cameras and recorded police beating. back in arizona, the police chief says there's officer body camera video and in the interest of transparency, he'll post that video online. it's a new social media world for police. pierre thomas, abc news, washington.
state family missing since tuesday have been found, and everybody is fine. the mcalsters are gone for a drive in the country outside of seattle with two of their children when a road gave way and their van got stuck. they started walking, but still hadn't found the main road when darkness fell, did what they could to be safe and warm. they eventually made it back to the van until, finally, a group of hunters found them. >> she's in a halloween costume. >> skin to skin with mom the whole time. >> everyone's good. god is great. happy to be alive. >> mccallister says his 2-year-old daughter was a trooper, as we saw her there, pieces of halloween candy. plenty of substance there. >> great story. the honors keep coming for major leaguers. chris bryant and the cubs won the world series, and now he's a national league most valuable player. the 24-year-old slugger received 29 of 30 first place votes. he said it's been one of the best years of his entire life. well deserved there. mike trout named mvp although the angels finished fourth. he scored one in six of the angels' runs, highest percentage
more than 30 years. way, way, way out of space. the solyuz rocket is also setting aer record, bringing the oldest woman into space. the american ostro naught peggy whitson is on the way to the space station. she and crew mates from france and russia due to arrive tomorrow afternoon. whitson is 56, celebrating her 57th birthday next february while in command on this s station. >> good for her. >> the crew has the most advanced gear, but there's an area the space agencies have not been able to quite figure out. what to do about human waste. astronauts wear diapers while in transit, sometimes for days at a time. >> oh. so nasa introduced the space poop challenge. >> such a sexy story, gosh. >> it's looking for a system to
space suit for up to six days -- >> it keeps getting better. >> -- without the use of hands. nasa's awarding $30,000 for the three best ideas. >> all right. he says in our ear, you can move on now. thank you very much. all right. coming up, the thanksgiving travel season. >> to grandmother's house will be packed with a record number of travelers. what you need to know before you head to the airport. and this is what 74 years old looks like. >> oh, yeah. >> meow. when you're barbra streisand, that is. the legend poses for a new cover and opens up about her love life. the full story is ahead in the skinny. you're watching world news now. "world news now" weather brought to you by mypillow. "wor
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well, whale watching is not usually a thing here in new york city unless you're in an aquarium, but thursday morning, one of the big mammals appeared near the statue of liberty. conservationists cede it's most likely a humpback since they stay close to shore. >> cool sighting in the hudson. >> absolutely. this turkey set up shop in an intersection in new york. cars and people stop to look and get it out of the street. the local spca hopes to find it a real home. >> does he know what time of year it is? he better stay clear of the public. >> just stay away. hunker down. >> indeed. there will be plenty of busy and dangerous intersections on the way to brand r grandmother's house this thanksgiving. >> the national safety counsel
>> the skies are not predicted to be any less crowded. here is abc's david kerley. >> reporter: after the springtime debacle of long lines, tsa says there won't be a repeat, even though a record number of americans go through checkpoints through thanksgiving. the agency hiring 1400 new office, converting 2,000 officers to full time and four canine teams and the command sister has close contact with airport and airlines ready now? >> changing the way we operate, a daily operation focusing on screening operations hour by hour at the top 30 airports. >> reporter: since long lines, a more than 50% increase in sign-ups for the $85 pre-check program, now with 4 million fliers. airlines are trying to move passengers faster, too. that new bag tag from delta with the computer chip which allows fliers to track their bags, and united asking what would you give up for the lowest fare? no suitcase? only a personal item that fits
it's called basic economy. even with all the changes, the tsa does expect to surge the number of officers during the next week and a half of thanksgiving travel. david kerley, abc news, reagan international airport. when we come back, who stole the show at last night's latin grammys? barbara streisand stole the show on the page of a magazine and she opens up about her biggest crush ever. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
? skinny so skinny ? and we're going to start your friday morning "skinny" with last night's latin grammy awards in las vegas. >> superstars jennifer lopez and marc anthony surprised the crowd with a duet. ? >> well, that was j. lo's first time ever on the latin grammy stage and, boy, did she kill can it. the duet is available for download immediately following the performance on itunes. >> it was like watching a
but the love fest didn't end there. then this happened. is that how excess are supposed to act? >> exs that can be in the same room and hug and kiss is pretty good. maybe they want to strangle each other, but they didn't. >> at least not on stage. marc anthony performed a medley of his biggest hits and he was honored as a person of the year for his long music career. and jennifer lopez stood by his side on stage calling him a living legend giving away classics that stay forever. and she said he is someone who will always be many things in my life. >> what a great model, and they have kids together. >> it's important. >> yes. >> next to another music legend. 74-year-old barbara streisand showed more than just legs. she said men are too intimidated to ask her out in the past and met her current husband on a blind date. >> she also discussed her crippling stage fright that kept her from singing publicly for 27 years and prefers acting for the screen rather than acting for the stage. >> after awhile, i really didn't like having to do eight shows a week. that's why i've always wanted to be in the movies because i
right, you never have to do it again. and then you can go to your own opening night, which you can never do when you're on the stage. >> makes sense. the oscar, grammy and emmy, tony and peabody award winner -- >> just to name a few. >> wow. she also opened up about her biggest crush ever, are you ready? mr. marlon brando. since she saw him when she was 13 years old. good looking guy. >> he was. next, kaley cuoco opens up about plastic surgery. >> appearing on "women's health," she admitted to getting her nose done and breast enhanced and it was the best thing she's done. >> she said she's not afraid to come clean about her cosmetic
shames because she's confident. >> she wants to look good for herself so she feels good about herself. good for her. coming up next, another peek at the upcoming science fiction flick, passengers. >> a newly released clip obtained shows jennifer lawrence battling artificial gravity. >> it stars chris pratt focusing on a man and woman awakened 90 years too early on a spacecraft transports people to a new colony. this is a complicated plot. "passengers" hits theaters on wednesday, december 21st. >> and it is based on a true story. >> yes, they are still en route. and finally, another hollywood a-lister just unloaded a major piece of property in hawaii. >> originally listing the home for nearly $30 million, julia reports sold it for nearly half that. just over $16 million. it's a bargain.
? well, not surprisingly, president-elect donald trump and his transition team dominated this week's headlines. >> yeah, but there was plenty of room for bert and ernie. here now is our weekly friday rewind. >> those who elect donald trump, they cannot divide us with racism, sexism, bigotry. >> we are going to bring our country back, but certainly don't be afraid. we just had an election, and it takes time. we have to be given a little time. >> the divisions laid bare by this election run deep. but please, listen to me when i
>> look, i understand anger. some people might have been angry when i was president, but anger shouldn't drive policy. >> i think what'll happen with the president-elect is there's going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he resideses them and corrects them. >> i work with mr. bannon. he's been the general of this campaign. frankly, people should look at the full resume. he has a harvard business degree, a naval officer. >> people didn't vote for donald trump to bring a a white supremecist into the white house. >> take the nation seriously. >> are you comfortable with him having a high level position? >> it was great to see you guys today. >> so no defense of bannon? >> shot outside the southwest ticket counter. >> it is possible 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
>> school would normally be getting underway on a tuesday morning. >> transporting a patient from inside the locker room, two stab wounds to the neck. >> i find it scary because now i don't think schools are safe anymore. >> she was an extraordinary journalist. she always kept faith with the fundamental responsibilities of her profession. >> oh, thanks, ernie. >> oh! ernie! ruins the mannequin challenge, that one person who blinks or -- and in that case it was ernie there. >> yeah. i already know i'm not the one to even try it. i can't sit still. but such a historic week. this is a week that will go down in american history. >> yes, it will. especially because it's the 88th birthday for mickey mouse today. >> happy birthday, mickey. pays our bills. we love you, mickey. this is abc's world news now, informing insomniacs for
good morning, everyone, i'm mara schiavocampo in for diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." donald trump's aides say a tour to thank america is being they say the president-elect will hold a series of rallies after thanksgiving in battleground states that trump won on election day. we'll have the latest in the transition and after snarling traffic and causing a death in the northern rockies, a blizzard it on the way to the northern plains today. we'll get the complete forecast from accuweather in just a moment. it took four hours, but rescue workers pulled a 6-year-old boy from the rubble of the home after an air strike in aleppo, syria. his mother was one of at least 20 people killed. and peggy whitson is on the way to making history. the 56-year-old american astronaut is not only the oldest woman in space.
twice. those are some of our top stories on this friday, november 18th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> friday. >> yeah, friday. >> friday. decided to dress up. it's nice of you to coordinate outfits. >> yeah. it's like we're going to prom together. arm in arm. >> exactly. you pay for the limo. >> oh, you're that day? >> i'm that guy. >> i'm not a dutch kind of girl. >> no? >> i'm traditional. >> i can see from the bling. let's start, though, with the transition that's taking place, and a new phrase, "landing teams," they are the president-elect's staff who are
power. >> the pentagon confirms trump's team will get its first defense briefing today. trump's landing teams are now also in contact with the departments of state and justice. >> in the meantime, trump continues to work to fill high profile cabinet spots. among those now being considered, a fierce former rival. abc's maggie rulli with more. >> reporter: as president-elect donald trump prepares for his new role in the white house, we're seeing him mend fences with old rivals. sources tell abc news that trump is considering mitt room thee for secretary of state. shocking for some when romney had this to say. >> think of donald trump's personal qualities. the bullying. the greed. the showing off. the misogyny. the absurd third grade theatrics. >> reporter: the feeling clearly mutual. >> mitt romney made of fool of himself. >> reporter: also up for former second of state, another former foe, nikki haley, originally supporting marco rubio. now a change of heart, meeting in trump tower. trump had a face-to face with prime minister abe from japan. meetings continue as well as backlash. house minority leader nancy pelosi urging mike pence to talk to trump about rescinding the appointment over bannon's ties
also under fire, his relationship with son-in-law jared kushner. it's against the law for donald trump to appoint a family member for a job at the white house, but the transition team is reportedly looking into kushner serving as an unpaid adviser, claiming it's been done before. >> i know the bush sons were very involved in the father's administration, one becoming president of the united states. >> reporter: when asked if we'd hear more, most likely around thanksgiving when other newly elected presidents made their first choices. maggie rulli, abc news, with washington. >> former democratic vice presidential candidate tim kaine is making it clear, he's out for 2020. senator kaine tells the associated press he won't launch a presidential bid in four years. hillary clinton's running mate
and that he will seek re-election in two years. kaine says democrats's ability to filibuster in the senate is the only emergency brake against donald trump and the republican house, as well. legendary australian golfer, greg norman, says he's the one who set up a call between australia's prime minister and trump. the shark, as he's known, claims the ambassador called him to connect australia's leader and the new president-elect. norman calls trump a friend and passed along his number. to the aussies. president obama is wrapping up the final overseas trip of his administration, spending one last day in europe before heading to peru. this was supposed to be a triumphant farewell, but instead, the president finds
ambassador for donald trump. abc's byron pitts is traveling with the president. >> reporter: this was to have been his victory lap, a final jaunt across europe. but instead, to many, president obama's trip has feld more like a low key and equally lonely apology tour. >> the sun came out. >> reporter: america's reassurer in chief to the world. >> i think the president-elect is g that the demands and responsibilities of a u.s. president are not ones that you can treat casually. >> reporter: the president and his staunchest european alley, german chancellor angela merkel, fielding many questions about the future world leader not in the room, donald j. trump. >> i am encouraged by the president-elect's insistence that nato is a commitment that does not change. >> reporter: there seems to be great affection for president obama here in berlin. the gentleman president, as one german put it. as for the man who will be our 45th president, not so much. what do you think of our president-elect, donald trump? >> no comment. >> he's a little bit crazy. >> it will be exciting. >> reporter: exciting, why? >> i guess. he's not that experienced, i
businessman. >> reporter: the president's first stop in europe, here in athens, greece, the birthplace of democracy. much of europe and greece share the same economic despair as the large number of americans voted for tux. unemployment here 24%. the cab driver told us he works 14-17 hours daily, seven days a week to make ends meet. >> it is difficult. >> reporter: the crushing toll of the refugee crisis, waves pouring into europe from war-ravaged middle east. there's few sympathetic to trump's calls to stronger borders in the u.s. it's that backdrop abroad and tensions back home that president obama passes through europe a final time as leader of the free world. remember the first trip to germany as candidate obama? not a single gray hair, 200,000 germans enraptured by every word, but eight years later, audacity of hope gives way to
and abroad. >> let's hope for the best. >> reporter: i'm byron pitts in berlin. >> and the president now on his way to pure rue a little later on this morning for his last foreign trip. but back here in this country, travel across colorado, difficult. the first blizzard of the season making interstate 70 a nightmare at times with pileups and other accidents. the storm is now headed to the northern plains. justin povick of accuweather has the details. justin, good morning. >> mara, kendis, thanks. good morning to you. a big snowstorm working north and east over the plain states. look at the snow accumulations
late tonight. east of fargo along interstate 94, north and west of the twin cities, upwards of double digit snow accumulations, some areas well over a foot of snow. the other big impact here, damaging winds which could exceed 60 miles per hour into the overnight. mara, kendis, back to you. >> justin, thanks so much for that. turning now to a new warning about drug and alcohol addiction. it's taking a far worse toll than many of us think. a new report from the surgeon general said 78 americans die every day from opioid overdoses and 28 million suffer from substance abuse disorder. the study calls for a shift in the way we think of addiction as a disease rather than a weakness in character. the surgeon general says is an unscientific approach. and supports the use of medications for addiction treatment. a town in illinois assesses damage after a deadly gas explosion. the moment of the blast in canton captured by cameras, happening while crews repaired a natural gas leak caused by digging. one worker was killed and a dozen others were hurt. abc's gio benitez spoke with a witness at that scene. >> reporter: you were having dinner? >> yes.
>> the loudest boom ever heard in my life. i thought lightning hit. >> another person said they thought the town was bombed. parts of downtown canton are still closed to the public. ground has been broken on the future home of the nfl's los angeles rams. the $2.6 billion, 80,000 seat stadium is being built in englewood, california. it's set to open in 2019. the rams moved back to l.a. this season after 21 years in st. louis. it's possible they may end up sharing the stadium with the san diego chargers who are still considering a move. and king james is paying tribute to the greatest. lebron james has donated $2.5 million to the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture. the money will go towards an exhibit on mohammed ali. the boxing champ and civil rights activist died in june. basketball hall of famers michael jordan has also contributed. you may be saying i'm lovin' it when you see the future of mcdonald's. they plan to roll out kiosks for
all locations soon. they already revamped 500 restaurants, and it's concentrating first on big cities. in word on how long it'll take to make changes in all 14,000 u.s. locations. that's kind of cool. >> yeah, it is cool. new day. >> and that other icon of american fast food, coca-cola, now has the selfie bottle. when you tilt the bottle at 70 degrees, it automatically snaps a >> okay. so it then allows you to share this real thing on snapchat, facebook, or instagram. oh, i see the image. the selfie bottle was developed for coca-cola israel. and we're not sure if it will be available in this country. so it's sort of like -- >> i have so many questions. >> have a coke and a smize.
i see what you did there. as though we need another opportunity to take selfies. >> exactly. >> that's what the world needs, more selfies. coming up, insomniac theater, how j.k. rowling's harry potter prequel is already smashing ratings meters along with a tale of family loyalty and going back to those you've left behind. first, the new developments in the brutal murder of a young man from connecticut found buried in a shallow grave in new jersey and connection to a prominent manhattan jeweler to the stars. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather
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what may well be a long time behind bars. it will not be his first visit. he has a series of mug shots from a a series of arrests in florida. there was nothing like this. >> these guys were animals. you don't -- i wouldn't treat -- i wouldn't treat an animal -- i wouldn't treat a squirrel this way. what they tried to do was just just preposterous. what else can you say? i hope they get everything they deserve. >> reporter: the murder has left two families devastated. >> it's really horrible when you do something good for somebody and the next thing it turns out the way it did. >> reporter: it turned out to be murder. 26-year-old joey comunale was stabbed 15 times on sunday morning. and rackover is now charged with his murder and disposing of his body in a shallow grave in monmouth county. the body was burned, as well. also charged in the crime is lawrence dilione who is charged in the crime grew up near the place where the body was buried.