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making news in america this morning, executive order. president obama outlining his plan for gun control using his authority to defy congress. the order getting harsh reactions. campaign trail. hillary clinton pulling out her not so secret weapon, former president bill clinton. first donald trump criticized for his new ad claiming to show immigrants flooding america's border but where is this really? and new this morning one of the country's busiest freeways shut down near los angeles at rush hour as a dramatic chase ends in gunfire. the bachelor is back. 28 women looking for love, some of them making a strange and memorable entrance. we do say good tuesday
we start with president obama kicking off his last year in office with executive actions on gun control. >> so today the president will announce his plan to sidestep congress and pursue measures aimed at reducing gun violence in america. >> generating outrage from gun advocates and the presidential candidates so let's turn to lana zak in washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kayna and kendis. in advance of today's presidential announcement, some gun advocates are denouncing the executive order before it's even been announced while gun show sales are now hitting record highs. >> join or renew your membership. get into the gun show for free. >> reporter: across the country gun sales have been especially busy. >> any time that the president gets up there and starts talking gun control, people actually, you know, go and get guns. >> reporter: potential gun restrictions were a motivating fwashth for this buyer. >> because all the gun laws, all the strict rules coming out, and
people want to be protected. >> reporter: today president obama will announce new actions that are expected to focus on mental health issues, update the background check system and close the so-called loophole that allows people to buy them without background checks. >> these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they're also ones that the overwhelming majority of the american people including gun owners support and believe in. >> reporter: the announcement already getting reaction from the presidential candidates. >> i will not only keep it going, i will do everything i can to try to convince the congress hopefully with a democratic senate to pass sensible gun safety measures. >> president obama is committed to continuing to abuse his executive power in every way, shape and form.
she doesn't like executive action, but thinks legal gun owners don't mind background checks. >> they want to carry a gun, has a carry permit like i do is going to not mind, you know, having some kind of verification. >> reporter: the president and his critics do agree on one point, closing off that so-called gun show loophole would have done little to stop many of the mass shootings we recently experienced as a country, however, gun control advocates say it's an important first step in keeping guns out of the hands of some of the people who shouldn't have them kayna, kendis. >> lana, thank you very much. we will carry the president's announcement live this morning on abc. >> and first we heard from some of the presidential candidates right there, they're being joined on the campaign trail today by what some are calling the big dog himself. >> bill clinton focused on policy and his wife's
but the former president mostly ignored her opponents, not so for hillary's rival donald trump who has been blasting bill clinton's checkered past. abc's cecilia vega asked him about it. >> reporter: donald trump says your past is fair game. i've got to ask you, you keep coming up on the trail. is it fair game? >> republicans have to decide who they want to nominate. i'm trying to tell now the democrats in the country why i think hillary would be the best president and i think there's always attempts to take the election away from the people. >> trump, though, doubled down and call bill clinton, quote, one of the great women abusers of all time and called hillary an enabler. >> okay, so one more note about trump. he is catching flack for his first tv campaign ad. it shows people scrambling like ants across a mountainous border
building a wall along the mexican border but that shows a border in mexico and the difference was irrelevant because the image was just meant to show what america is rapidly becoming. and ben carson took heat from a person who showed up at his town hall meeting. it followed an interview carson gave last march in which he said being gay was a choice. well, he later apologized but those words came back to him last night as he was posing for pictures with supporters. >> what do you think about being gay. >> did you choose to be gay. >> i chose to be gay. >> it's a long conversation. it's a long conversation. >> [ bleep ]. >> well, the questioner, ben smiled then walked away. nothing was made of it after that. but carson continuing having his photograph taken.
>> we will continue to wage jihad. break borders and one day invade your land. >> the terror group's latest british accented spokesman appears on a video released this weekend. he may be a well-known british radical interviewed by abc news about a year and a half ago. just before he fled to syria. >> i think that will be the beginning of the end of the united states of america, of britain, of europe and the entire world. >> in the new video he calls the british prime minister an imbecile then helps execute five alleged british spies. the mother of the affluenza teen has a court hearing. texas authorities want to extradite tonya couch. she is accused of helping her son flee and hide in mexico. she was brought back by u.s. marshals last week. ethan is still in mexico fighting extradition.
down four people two years ago. also in california millions bracing for the second in a series of severe storms fueled by el nino. the state's last storm 18 years ago killed more than a dozen people and caused billions of dollars in damage. particularly vulnerable today are the recent burn areas where the soil is so parched and packed that it's unable to absorb intense bursts of water. those heavy rains could trigger mudslides. take a look here, the latest weather radar picture justify toast storm worries, a band of storms stretching nearly 700 miles covering nearly the entire west coast of california is steadily marching to the west. promising rainfall for the golden state that will be measured in inches. oh, my, soggy couple days ahead. also ahead, a disastrous start to 016 for stocks with a major sell-off. we'll talk about what's examined today on wall street. new information about a
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this is a very rare sight overnight in los angeles, part of one of the busiest free ways in the country closed down everyone tirely, the 5 was shut down during rush hour as police chased a violent criminal suspect driving the wrong way. he only stopped after crashing into several vehicles. when he tried to get away on foot police shot him and he later died. he was one of the area's most wanted suspected of a month-long crime spree.
day that a group of armed anti-government militia men are holed up inside a federal wildlife refuge building in a remote part of oregon and claim the land does not belong to the federal government and are backing ranchers dwight and steven hammond ordered to serve a five-year prison sentence for an alleged arson on federal land. the fbi, though, is now stepping in hoping for a peaceful resolution. wall street began the year with a bit of a thud. the worst start to a year since 2008. the sell-off triggered by bad news about chinese manufacturing activity so the dow lost 276 points. the nasdaq was off 104. the s&p gave up 31. asian markets were down again overnight but so far u.s. stock futures are up. starbucks is kicking off the new year with a brand-new espresso drink. it goes on sale today made from steamed whole milk with full
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an icy rescue caught on camera south of salt lake city, utah and firefighters pulling a dog from a pond using a ladder and a tow rope. the dog was pretty cold and wet as you can see but is expected to be okay and apparently couldn't resist showing his appreciation. very nice there. now for a look at your morning road conditions, pretty much everyone west of the rockies will see wet roads from powerful storms from southwestern mexico all the way up through washington state and wet spots will be seen in extreme northern and southern texas and across much of florida. if you're flying airport delays possible in los angeles, san francisco, phoenix and las vegas. also this morning, new details in a mystery for country music fans. >> the oklahoma highway patrol says it's recovered the body of 29-year-old singer craig strict land. he disappeared during a severe
during a duck hunting trip. his body was found near a lake. his wife elizabeth sharing on instagram that he dragged himself out of the water before the final stages of hypothermia set in and experienced no pain during his final moments. >> terrible. also this morning, a young woman kidnapped in her own car made a daring escape at a pennsylvania gas station more than 100 miles away. rachel stevenson's escape caught on video driving back to college when a man jumped in her car and drove off with her. they were forced to stop when the car ran low on gas. the alleged kidnapper told stevenson to look up directions on a phone but instead she texted her boyfriend. >> wow. >> i was getting all these texts from my boyfriend being like, where are you, please answer. and like just remembering like the sound of my dad's voice and thinking to myself, the last memories they have of me going to be them begging me for one
>> her abductor drove off, police then caught up with him by locking into the gps in her phone she left inside the car. he is now charged with kidnapping and robbery. how does 200 bucks for a cup of coffee at starbucks sound? a southern california woman says that's what it cost her when a cashier stole her credit card information and went on a shopping spree and although police are investigating this still, this customer took matters into her own hands confronting the clerk at the drive-through window. >> you know what you did, right? >> i'm sorry that i took money from you and your kids. >> $200 isn't that much to anybody else but it was our rent money. >> that clip has gone viral and the victim says that may be the harshest punishment of all because now everyone knows what she is. >> wow. some happy news for you now. a family in houston, texas, waking up this morning for the first time at home with three new members. it's a rare set of identical
1st ten weeks premature. addison, kinsly and savannah weighed barely three pounds at birth healthy enough to go home yesterday after a lot of planning by mom and dad. >> we've done a lot of planning. we've prepared it for awhile now and did deliver a little early so it's kind of -- that wasn't too expected but we're just going to go home and try to do our best. >> so brad and stephanie harris say the girls will have ankle bracelets color coordinated so they don't get them mixed up. several teams are changing coaches and general managers, three have declared their desire to move to l.a. the san diego chargers, oakland raiders and st. louis rams all want to move to los angeles. they submitted their applications as soon as the season was over. the applications will be presented at a league meeting next week in houston, l.a. has been without an nfl franchise
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president obama outlines his executive order tightening gun laws. presidential hopefuls are attacking his actions. bill clinton has joined his wife's campaign, the former president is still very popular but could also be a liability. donald trump for one is calling him one of the great women abusers of all time. the new english speaks spokesman in isis videos may be masking his face but offs say they think they know who he is, someone abc news interviewed in 2014. looking at today's weather, all the action is in the west with heavy rain for california up to 3 inches in some areas and up to 2 feet of snow in the mountains. pretty much everywhere else it will be nice, clear and cold. it was one of the biggest whoppers of course in live television. in recent memory steve harvey crowning the wrong miss universe. >> so now the woman who actually won is speaking out about the awkward moment and how she's very anxious to finally move
here's abc's juju chang. >> it has blue sapphires. >> reporter: not every day you get to say pound of white gold but miss universe showed it to us. the infamous crown finding its rightful place here on the head of miss philippines, pia wurtzbach. it was the blunder that stunned the universe, miss universe, that is. >> i will take responsibility for this. >> reporter: host steve harvey's gaffe taking the crown off miss colombia and placing it instead on miss philippines who was suddenly no longer first runner-up we saw your face. it was literally utter shock. >> i was very excited because i was announced the winner. >> reporter: some people are saying, well, steve harvey must have done this on purpose. >> not at all. with the way that he was so apologetic afterwards. >> reporter: miss colombia felt humiliated she said but felt it
>> if the situation was switched then maybe i would have felt the same way, so it's okay. i understand where she's coming from. >> reporter: despite miss colombia's suggestion, pia says she doesn't think sharing the crown makes sense. >> it would be very difficult for two girls to share the crown, because it's not just the crown but the responsibility and the job of a miss universe. >> reporter: she's anxious to get to work promoting her causes. pia makes being glamorous look easy. >> to us miss universe is that one crown that we can't get and finally after 42 years i got it like sometimes i can't believe that really i did. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> she's handling all that have quite well. >> now we know why she won it