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hugging every individual voter, all 62 million saying thank you. >> a big, big thank you tour making more cabinet picks as well. >> last night was a big hug. he made public his first appearance with house speaker paul ryan and compared him to fine wine saying he appreciates him more and more every day. and trump's transition team revealed last night he's offered the interior secretary to the indiana congressman. >> while facing contribute similar for his choice for secretary of state. >> reporter: hours after announcing his pick for secretary of state, the president-elect emerging from trump tower elevators, not with a top diplomat, but with rapper, kanye west, meeting upstairs,
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tmz and later speaking with reporters. >> just friends, just friends. a good man. we've been friends for a long time. life. >> reporter: but the headlines everywhere else? rex tillerson, the exxon ceo trump tapped for secretary of state touting his vast experience at dealing successfully with all types of foreign governments. among them? russia. now accused by american intelligence agencies including the cia of deploying hackers to disrupt the trump, himself, still doesn't believe it. tillerson has a long history with russia's president, vladimir putin, seen here in a champagne toast. >> known him since 1999, and i have a very close relationship with him. >> reporter: awarding tillerson the highest award for foreigners, the white house breaking from the transition with this direct shot at trump. >> throughout his campaign, the
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pursue warmer relations with russia, so what better way to do that than choose somebody awarded the order of friendship. >> reporter: russia sees him as a straight shooter. >> they know if i say no, it means no, and talking more does in the change it. it's still no. over the years, we earned each other's respect, and the importance is when we say yes, we know you'll follow through on the >> reporter: if con ffirmed, tillerson is the first secretary of state to never have served in government or military. his entire career, 40 years at exxon and the company could make billions if the trump administration lifts sanctions on russia. that's not unnoticed on capitol hill. marco rubio saying the next secretary of state has to be free of potential conflicts, but
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condoleezza rice and james baker and gates who represent exxon. back at trump tower, the president-elect refused to discuss any of it. the outspoken west, tight-lined as well. >> no comment about the president-elect of the united states, nothing to say? >> just take a picture right now. >> reporter: as they said their good-byes, west tweeting, he was there , multicultural issues. tom llamas, a bbc news, new yor. >> trump held meetings with other black celebrities, sitting down with apprentice contestant, director of african-american outreach in the campaign, and also former linebacker, ray louis, and nfl great jim brown. in the meantime, bill gates had a wide ranging conversation on innovation with the president-elect, and today,
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leaders including apple's ceo, tim cook, and cheryl sandberg. a long bloody battle for aleppo appears to be over agreeing to a cease fire. they are expected to start evacuating the city today. u.n. officials are concerned about mass atrocities including reports of excuse-style killings. at least 82 civilians were killed in the final hours of the fighting. u.s. officials have expressed skepticism over that cease fire deal. and court reveal details in the shooting in a washington, d.c. pizza shop. edgar welsh faces federal charges. he texted a friend saying he was going to sacrifice the lives of a few for the lives of many. he was responding to a fake news story that claimed high level democrats were running a child sex ring out of the pizza shop. alan thicke the dad on "grows pans" passed away.
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attack yesterday, reports indicate it happened while playing hockey in los angeles with his 19-year-old son. thicke was the patriarch for seven seasons, and also went head-to-head against johnny carson with a short-lived late night talk show. he was 69 years old. transcripts review the final moments of the cargo ship that sank last year showing crew members expressing worry about the path into t the captain apparently did not take the words seriously. >> reporter: from the bottom of the atlantic, the last moments of the ship, heading into the hurricane, first at 11:00 p.m. and more than two hours later, crew members wake the captain to ask to change course around the hurricane. the captain says, no. a hatch blows. the cargo ship, four hours later, is taking on water. then the engine died. it's 45 minutes before the
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>> we got a hull breach, we've lost the main propulsion unite. engineers can want get it going. >> reporter: it's another 25 minutes before the captain yells to abandon ship. get in the life rafts. get off the ship together. still on the bridge, a crew member having trouble getting out. the captain saying, don't panic. the crewman, i'm gone. i'm a goner. the captain replying, no, you're not. as the captain yelled for the crew member to move, the recording stops. family members of the were briefed today. one widow asked if the captain was negligent. >> of course. all means necessary, listen to the staff members. >> reporter: a marine expert believes the captain should have abandon ship an hour earlier. >> the fact he didn't, well, probably helped to ensure the fact there were no survivors. >> reporter: abc news, washington. >> sad story. >> yeah. now to the dangerously cold weather in the nation's midsection. temperatures plunging into the
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detroit. near minneapolis, this driver was rescued by passersby after the car went off the ramp into an icy pond. in chicago, commuter rail workers light fires to keep switches warm. information from nasa shows cold spreading across the u.s. the east coast will be in the deep freeze by tomorrow. that's really, really hoping somehow we'd skip this. >> skip it. well, there's one way to warm up, and it is with a hug. and let's get back to the hug. you didn't know it's possible to get one by appointment. >> you don't need an apointment, i'm right here. >> yeah. >> look at this. men and women are not boyfriend and girlfriend. >> oh. >> she's a professional cuddler, and josh is her client. clients can talk, sit, lie down, hold hands, both parties wear comfortable clothing at all times -- >> no shoes. >> josh says the session fills a
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giving, but not taken care of myself. this is not something i do because i can't get a date. >> all clients are screened and they have to sign a contract. >> she says the calls are increased this time of year. you're my friend now. >> i guess you are. i'm sorry, that's awkward. as awkward as this. >> that's not awkward. >> not at all. >> your just so much discomfort with the whole idea. >> you can save money and just go on tindr. you get a hug in two minutes, promise. coming up, powerful and deadly storm lifting a car up and flipping it over on to its side. >> new details in the case of an unarmed grandfather with dementia who was shot. family members and neighbors reacting to the news and painting a different picture of the 73-year-old. remember, you can weigh in on facebook at wnnfans doikts
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the police. >> these scenes overnight, people gathering in bakersfield, california to remember francisco, unarmed when shot outside his home. his family is asking the justice department now and the state attorney general to investigate this case. here's abc's matt gutman opinion. >> reporter: scrutiny is mounting against the bakersfield, california police department for shooting and killing that unarmed 73-year-old man, just before 1:00 a.m. monday. you see in the surla dispatch call. >> brown contact, unknown, if under the influence, armed with a revolver. >> reporter: warned about something else. >> has dementia. >> reporter: making the call, not recognizing her neighbor. >> they toll him to go back across the street. don't come out, go back. he just kept coming, and they shot him.
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door, and it was here they opened fire. the neighbor, donald clark, heard the gunshots. >> they killed that man for absolutely no reason. >> reporter: neighbors say that that man was killed in cold blood. >> i think the investigation shows our officers are trained to and allowed to use deadly force. >> reporter: abc news learned seven shots were fired. the family is demanding justice. >> they all knew this was the man with dementia, and my gets killed. that's just inexcusable. >> reporter: this department says it's investigating the shooting, but may never know what happened because the police here are telling us there was no body cam, no dash cam, and no surveillance video of the shooting itself. matt gutman, abc news, bakersfield, california. coaling up, plugging in to the new wave of car manufacturing. >> checking out the word's first 3-d printed car, and how it may
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but how we buy them. you're watching "world news now." >> you behind the wheel, now that's scary.
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sally, but promising to shake up the automotive industry more than ford's iconic car did back in the '60s. >> imagine designing your car on a computer screen, click print, and drive away in it a few hours later. we got an exclusive sneak peek at the factory making it happen. >> reporter: flying cars, talking cars -- >> my, he does look upset. >> reporter: we even had invisible cars.
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>> reporter: but now, we have 3 d printed cars, and not just in the movies. >> this the world's first 3-d printed car. >> reporter: they brought it to life in 2014, printing the first car live for the world to see, and now the company has another goal, changing not only how we build cars, but how we buy them. >> design, click, print. walk into the facilities, choose the body you want, choose the power train you want, and print it while you wait or come back the next day and pick it up. >> reporter: it sta w giant 3-d printer and legos, sort of. >> raw material. what they make legos out of. >> the machine sucks up the pellets? >> more technical, but essentially, that's all you need to understand. >> reporter: using the printer, the company creates anything from a prototype for a new vehicle idea, the body for an existing vehicle, and even the sign to go on top of the building. the result is not just a more customized car, but no more
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>> a two-seater, now you need a four seater, strip the technology off and print a new c car. it's recyclable. >> reporter: the question is, how does it drive? >> i feel like a little kid. >> reporter: while they are working to get the cars highway ready, they have another project in the works too. this is the self-driving bus to hail like uber. don't take me word what are you? >> a low speed electric se self-driving vehicle. >> so cool. >> reporter: it works with ibm's watson. yep. that watson. here's how he works with olly. >> where can i get food? >> national harbor has great seafood. would you like that? >> sounds great. what's good? >> try the crab cake.
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>> okay. don't forget your umbrella. there is a severe thunderstorm warning tonight. >> reporter: while olli was not seamless with me. >> what is olli. >> i'm sorry, i did not understand your question. >> reporter: he was good for a laugh. tell me a joke. >> it is so cold outside, a saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets. >> reporter: they are being tested in maryland, and the company expects to launch pilot and several other cities in the next year. as for when to expect to print your next car, this factory is set to open in the spring, and they say many more are on the way. >> it was such a cool company to explore and what they say is because they want to have microfactories all over the country rather than one big one, they tailor it to local needs. if you create biodiesel, they create a car that operates on
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seems as if the car went fast? >> they go 25 miles per hour that one, but the new ones faster. >> nice. ice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare surance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans,
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it is time now for the mix on this wednesday morning, and i'll tell you, there are some people who take their candle shopping really, really importantly, including a pair of women in alabama. so take a look at this video. they were out shopping, and see here? lost, and they ended up crashing into a loading dock -- >> oh, no. >> yeah. there. and as terrifying as it is, but listen what they were concerned about. >> what was that? >> i don't know! >> i just tore my car up, though. >> like the bottom came out. >> it was --
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looked like a road, didn't it? >> it was terrible. >> it's smoking. >> do you know where the candle supply is? >> after all that. >> not about the smoke, everybody get out. >> i might have lost a limb, okay i'm bleeding. >> someone call for help. >> where are the candles. >> speaking of call. >> that's rude. >> sorry, i got to take it. >> who is it? >> it's the north pole. >> really, it says the n >> hello? >> this is santa's helper. >> oh, hi. >> i have a few questions for you. first, what do you want santa to bring you for christmas? >> oh. a bottom of wine. >> a hug from kendis. >> okay. what do you want to tell santa? >> oh, kendis? >> nothing anymore than what he already knows.
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now, have you made nice choices today? >> yeah. >> of course. >> so what is this? what is that? >> this is -- >> okay. i'll be sure to tell santa what you want. merry christmas. >> thanks, you too. merry christmas. >> happy new year. >> thanks santa. >> that was a growl from santa. >> this is a santaphone.org, a new charity initiative where you can call in or rather you schedule a call, santa's helpers call you. you have a back and forth with you have the call saved to have it recorded, if you want, and essentially, they donate -- they donate a dollar to a certain charity for every call up to 10,000 calls. it's just a fun way to spread holiday cheer, especially with the kids. they have a good time with that. >> thank you, santa, and call in and get your santa christmas list there, and you're not getting a hug from me. this is really cool. a company is trying to figure
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this morning on "world news now", the winter cold is setting the cold snap setting in, millions of americans will be frozen as sub zero temperatures make getting around miserable. some residents in northern states are warned to just not go outside. the accuweather forecast just so-called murder for hire case. the jury in the retrial deadlocked unable to reach a verdict after the defense painted the local police as corrupt and only concerned about reality television. details coming up. and new this half hour, a disaster narrowly avoided in sydney's harbor. >> the crowded waterway hosted some swift moving vessels as a speeding yacht squeezes into two
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a race. how the rest of this played out. j-law strikes back. for weeks, her co-star, chris pratt, pranks her by cropping her out of the social media photos. see what the actress finally did for sweet revenge. it's wednesday, december 14th. from abc news, this is "world news now." you'd never do that to me, right? >> never crop you out at all. howe d we say good morning on this wednesday morning, we are filled with love with two weeks to go until christmas. we start with the cold, we want to warm up, especially the folks in the north right now. >> that's right. >> so chicago in the center of the nation expected to plunge into the single digits overnight, the coldest december air in years for the windy city. the dangerous weather deadly in upstate new york, a 12-year-old boy pulled from a snow bank
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the boys were buried when a plow dumped snow on them as they were playing. a driver in the meantime in minnesota rescued after her car landed in this icy pond. take a look at the temperatures. well into record territory. with more on this, alex perez in frozen chicago. >> reporter: that arctic blast turning roads outside chicago to ice rinks. outside minneapolis, one woman lucky to be alive after she goes one person rushing over with a wood palette, the driver using a fire exting winner to smash the window and pulled to safety. bands of snow moving through ohio and indiana leaving more accidents in the wake. back in chicago, rail workers light fires to keep switches warm. riders bundling up. >> three layers, the sweatshirt, and work clothes.
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way, a medical warnings, if you suspect frostbite -- >> patients burn themselves because they stick numb hands in front of a heat source not realizes it's hot. >> reporter: chicago is worse. the high temperature felt like 9 degrees. today, it will feel like 9 below 0. alex per residencies, abc news, chicago. >> he looks really cold there. man. >> the cold weather is moving towards the east coast as well. >> with more on that, accuweather's paul air will not back down. in fact, for wednesday, we're expecting the real feel or feel like 40 below near bismarck, 30 below near minneapolis, and that's bad enough. the problem is the icy air gives us a second shot of lake effect snow wednesday into thursday. we could see snow locally two feet in areas. dark blue in portions of michigan going into ohio,
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this colds front is approaching us right now. we already have more than our fair share of cold air yiegt now, but there's the second punch of arctic air, and so the coldest air of the season will slide through wednesday night and overtake the east coast thursday. diane, kendis. >> all right. thanks to paul there. president-elect donald trump took a break from another day of marathon meetings to thank supporters in wisconsin. for the first time, trump appeared in public with house speaker paul ryan who repeatedly criticized as you recall in the camp. mention of ryan's name, but trump calmed the crowd and praised ryan. >> he's like a fine wine. every day goes by, i get to appreciate his genius more and more. now, if he goes against me, i'm not going to say that, okay? he's a great guy. >> if only he'd be more honest. so trump also uses the rally to praise his pick for secretary of
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of the greatest global business leaders of our time. tillerson is facing political opposition over his close relationship with vladimir putin, but trump sees it as an asset. earlier in the day, trump played host to kanye west and personally escorted the rapper down to the lobby of trump tower. trump called him a friend and good man. west said he wanted to take a picture. he later tweeted that he was there to discuss multicultural issues. west was recently hospitalized after a series of bizarre rants and a cancelled tour. a teen is facing charges after entering trump tower with a bag of weapons including a knife and fireworks. authorities say 19-year-old alexander wang was stopped by secret service aepgts at a security check point monday. pl they say he's a trump supporter. nerves rattled with military planes circling new york city.
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president-elect resides. there was a rescue and c-13 or. new details about horrors taking place in aleppo and growing humanitarian crisis there. unconfirmed reports this morning of execution-style killings in the final hours of the battle. u.n. says at least 8 it 2 people were shot including dozens of women and children. another report claims that more than 50,000 are threatened with field executions. syria's denied the executions but noted it was their right to target terrorists. back at home to a possible mistrial in the high profile murder for hire case in florida. jurors in the trial tell the judge they can't reach a verdict. let's get the details now. >> reporter: deadlocked. >> we, the jury, feel we cannot reach a unanimous decision. >> reporter: the jury in that dramatic murder for hire trial telling the court they cannot agree on a verdict after
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prosecutors say she hired an undercover officer posing as a hitman to kill her husband in 2009. the state showing this video during the trial, a fake murder scene carefully staged by the police. >> is your husband michael? okay. sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: jurors saw this video, she in a car with a phoney killer for hire. while she did not testify, she says she was just acting as part of a reality tv show maintaining her innocence in an interview with abc. >> reporter: did you want your husband dead? >> no, absolutely not. >> reporter: did you hire a hitman to kill your husband? >> no. >> reporter: in 2011, she was convicted of solicitation to commit first degree murder, sentenced to 20 years in prison, but that was overturned on
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home to rest and will ask them to continue deliberating in the morning. abc news, new york. asian markets mostly higher this morning as investors look to two major milestones in the days ahead. the dow is approaching 20,000. it closed yesterday at 19,911, and they are expected to have an interest hike today at the conclusion of the meeting, only the second hike in the last ten years. looks like we're closer to having cars that talk to each other. federal highway officials are moving on plans to install short range communication radios into all new vehicles. the wifi-like technology could avoid crashes by sending information like positions and speed to other vehicles. the holiday table may be short of a key ingredient this year. the makers of reddi-wip say there's a shortage of the product. signs about the shortage have started showing up in grocery stores around the country.
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for the former prowrestler, part of the deal called crime time. >> he was known as the beast when he was on wwe. now he's the guy who stopped a would-be armed robber in a south florida gas station. he said after refuse ing the suspect's demands, he flashed a gun. he said he was going to rob the place. well, that's when he decided to take action. >> i grabbed him by the back of the head and run him into the store door, and i get him outside, and grabbed him, throw him up and get him to the ground. did what came natural. i was not trying to be a hero. >> i was hoping to see him take a leap from the counter, flying elbow. >> from the counter. >> back from the wwe days. he's in los angeles now where he's starting an acting career. >> he still has a wrestling
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he says he's to have an audition for a movie this week, and i say he did. all right. that guy learned a lesson. coming up, waiting for a holiday cldelivery, we may know where your package is. what we found out this morning about this mail truck fire, where it happened, and what to do if your package was on that truck. remembers a giant in the world of television comedy. what we found out this morning about the death of actor, song writer, and composer, thicke who died suddenly yet afternoon at the age of 69. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. care. but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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seems neither snow nor rain nor fire prevents them from doing their duties. in north carolina, they battled a fire in the truck, but with the help of a passerby, they saved most of the packages. they got a little wet, but not burned. the driver was not hurt. >> the amazon smiles are still upsidedown. a close call caught on under. the big vessel in the middle you're about to see had to squeeze through two traffic control boats, captured by footage of a drone, and no one was damaged, the skipper was not thrilled, finishing third in the race. >> but did not crash. focus on the bright side, right? >> exactly.
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alert about a brand that's a kitchen staple in millions of americans homes. >> recalling 8 million food processers from back of 20 years due to reports of razor sharp metal finding their way into food. >> reporter: the urgent warning as millions of americans prepare to do some holiday cooking. conair, the maker recalling 8 million food processers. the concern? these riveted blades, and a beige plastic center hub. the company says over time, the blades can crack, sending small metal pieces into your food. >> there are dozens of incidents of cuts to the mouth and broken teeth because of the products. >> reporter: con-air says 69 reports of people finding metal in their food. >> these are in millions of americans' homes, incoming my own, and they are dangerous products. >> reporter: the recall
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you can find that model number on the bottom of your machine. the company is offering a free replacement blade. abc news, new york. >> all right. when we come back, fellow celebrities remember a tv giant, alan thicke. >> how j-law got back at her co-star, chris pratt. the skinny's next.
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starting the skinny off with a sad note this morning. >> yeah. and it really is a surprising one as well. ac actor, song writer, and composer, alan thicke passed away at the age of 69. he suffered a heart attack playing hockey with one of his sons yesterday. >> thicke appeared on" fuller house" recely as the lovable tv dad, dr. jason sever on "growing pains." >> i have a great title for the column, how about "between your ears." >> sounds kind of crowded. how about something punchy like, "shrink wrap." >> no, seriously, how do you like mine? >> oh, well, it's time for your
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songs, the facts of life, different strokes, and wheel of fortune. >> how? >> he wrote it. >> wheel of fortune. >> okay. >> yeah. still talented, very talented. of course thicke's son, robin, tells the los angeles times, his father was, quote, the greatest man i ever met. >> social media lighting up with tributes. actress pa robin for ten years, tweeted out about the preciousness of life. >> and "fuller house" co-star shared a photo of the two of them saying her heart hurts. >> the oilers shared this photo of thicke, an avid fan, on the ice with hall of famer wayne gretsky. >> oh. so many people will be remembering him later on today as well. >> uh-huh.
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and j-law, jennifer lawrence, ups the battle with chris pratt. >> she's been the butt of his pranks, cropping her out of the ph photos. >> but she finally got some sweet revenge monday night on jimmy kimmel marching out of the studio on to hollywood boulevard, hailed a bus, grabbed a can of spray that chris pratt a thing or two. >> did a good job covering his giant face, not only blacking out the face with it, but gave him red difl eyes to cap it off at the end as well. >> she said she felt better after. >> the two of them have a great rivalry going. great to watch in interviews as well. the producers -- >> interesting spelling there. >> like that? >> yeah. >> the producers the fast and
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? ? ryan gosling is a smooth operator. >> smooth as the other side of the >> he has a brain? >> making land marks in the career. >> yes, all of this because of his latest film, "lala land" sweeping up nominationings for golden globe, and we sat down with him. >> reporter: long before "the notebook. his status as hollywood's low key leading man, and this week's golden globe nomination. ryan gosling was a teenager from
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l.a. to be an actor. >> it's not easy leaving your hometown, your family and come out to los angeles to pursue a dream where the odds are not in your favor. >> reporter: that same yearning sustains him and emma stone's character in "la laland." >> this is the dream, it's conflict, compromised, and it's very, very exciting. >> helped reinvigorate my understanding and love for l.a., i think. it's a place where incredible things pp his jazz dream going south fast. >> you're fired. >> it's christmas. >> reporter: the chemistry with stone is a major plus for lalaland's writer and director. >> you put them on screen together, and they create magic that is, like, it's the best special effect. >> it's beautiful music, i have to say. we met in a bar by my house, and
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it was so beautiful. wow, he has a chance of making something special here. ? ? >> reporter: audiences are likely to agree as the boy from cornwall, ontario, now a father of two young daughters by long time love eva mendez discovered returning to canada. >> i saw it in toronto, a very unique experience. >> maybe i'm not good enough. >> s, >> maybe i'm not. >> i'm a fan of this genera of mu music, and it seemed that ship had sailed, so it was amazing to have the opportunity to make something like this. >> reporter: i'm chris connelly in los angeles. >> we debated on set, but who is hotter? ryan reynolds or ryan gosling. >> i don't know. >> what? >> that's all you got? i don't know? >> i got nothing.
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good morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here's the headlines this morning. donald trump heaps praise on paul ryan december pidespite clashing in the campaign. he called him a great guy comparing him that he appreciates more and more. more on the rally and trump transition coming up. battle for aleppo nearing an end and a cease fire declared again, and officials focus on evacwaitsing tens of thousands of social security the trapped in the war ravaged city. jurors in the murder for hire trial tell the judge they
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>> alan thicke has died at age 69. in real life, thicke was the father of three sons, incoming robin thicke. those are some of the top headlines on this wednesday, december 14th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you. we begin this half hour with the president-elect resuming his thank you tour as his transition moves forward. >> donald trump rallied supporters in wisconsin last nights. he joined on stage by house speaker paul ryan. the men working to mend their relationship after clashing during the election. >> as trump moves to round out the cabinet, the pick for secretary of state, though, triggers mixed reactions. karen travers has more. >> reporter: donald trump back on the post election victory tour with a rally tuesday night in wisconsin. it was his first public appearance at a rally with house speaker paul ryan.
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>> speaker paul ryan. i really have come to -- oh, no, i come to appreciate him. >> reporter: the lobby of trump tower tuesday buzzing with star power. president-elect donald trump coming downstairs for a morning photo opportunity with kanye west. >> he's a good man. >> reporter: and microsoft founder bill gates. trump sat down with former nfl star, ray louis, and football legend jim brown. the celebrities comes on the day he announced rex tillerson as secretary of state. he doesn't bring military or government experience to foggy bottom, but as head of the most valuable traded oil companies, he's brokered major international deals. now the spotlight on his deep ties to russian president putin, the two seen sharing a champagne toast. >> i've invested a lot of money
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>> reporter: some republican senators publicly expressing concerns about tillerson's potential conflicts of interest. >> he could be a referendum on the donald trump foreign policy. >> reporter: even though lawmakers who raised flags about tigerson say he deserves a fair hearing, but he's certainly going to be on the hot seat facing tough questions from democrats and republicans. diane, kendis? >> all right, thanks to karen there in washington, d.c. china this morning, warning donald trumpin the long held one china policy. chinese government officials said any change in the u.s. policy towards formal recognition of taiwan damages peace and stability and undermines relations between beijing and washington. he said he did not feel bound to the policy one china. president obama signed a sweeping health care bill investing billions of dollars in cancer research and battling drug abuse.
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for vice president biden's cancer moon shot initiative. overall, the measure plans $6.3 billion in the coming decade and streamlines the approval process for drugs and medical devices at the fda. along waited mental health bill is also included in the package. frigid weather and a tragedy in upstate new york city. a 12-year-old boy died after being pulled from the snow bank. his friend managed to survive. the children may have been dumping snow. near minneapolis, this driver was rescued by passersby after her suv went off a highway ramp into an icy pond. in south dakota, the plunging temperatures are going to be followed by a lot of snow. there's colder weather on the way by the week's end. >> full of good news. >> exactly. >> more now from paul williams, good morning. >> good morning to you as well.
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to injury with this second wave of arctic air. for wednesday, it's already going to feel like 30 to 40 below in bismarck, 20 below in minneapolis, and 10 below in chicago and single digits in st. louis. this second wave of icy air whips across the great lakes setting us up for a foot of snow in and around all the lakes causing travel to come to a halt. kendis, diane? >> thank you, paul. testimony shows accused killer dylan roof scouted the church in charleston several times before murdersing nine people. he made seven trips to the church in the months before the shooting. the prosecution's expected to wrap up its case today with testimony from the medical examiner and the victim who survived. a heated day in court for bill cosby. a screaming match erupted between prosecutors and defense attorneying arguing over whether
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sex abuse should be allowed to testify. in this case, he's accused of attacking a woman in his home in 2004. the comedian was heard joking as he arrived for the hearing saying, quote, don't taze me, bro. iconic tv dad, alan thicke passed away. the growing pains actor died tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey los angeles. abc looks back at thicke's life and ? ? >> reporter: best known for being the likable father on the tv sitcom "growing pains" airing from 1985-1992. the cast reunits on "gma" years ago talked about the set. >> we really had fun that translated in the screen. >> we actually spent time together off the set rehearsing lines. i thought you were terribly attractive. >> reporter: alan's role, the
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time, playing a psychiatrist raising his children, among them, curt cameron. he was born in canada in 1947, a popular talk show host there before becoming a big star in the u.s. he was also a composer, popular songs, including this one in the "wheel of fortune," he was 69. abc news, los angeles. the massachusetts man who inspired the ice bucket challenge was honored by the pete, who suffers from als, received a 2017 inspiration award at his home. it was a global phenomena raising more than $220 million. the former boston college athlete was diagnosed in 2012. also awarded last night, robin roberts was given the sports broadcasting -- inducted rather into the hall of fame, and she was a first pioneer at espn spending 15 years there
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revealing her childhood dream was to be a professional tennis player. even though she didn't make that happen, we say she ended up doing pretty well. >> we say congratulations. >> well deserved. >> yep. a young soccer fan from afghanistan is back in the news after receiving the thrill of a lifetime. so this photo of the then 5-year-old boy went viral in january. he's wearing a messi jersey made from a plastic bag. promising, pick me. this week, it happened. they met in qatar, and now the 6-year-old superman would not leave messi's side. >> so cute. >> taking part in a prematch ceremony. see how he bolted over there towards him. >> like, okay, go ahead, and the kid's like, nope, i'm good, good right here. stay here all game. >> great to see him do that. that's really something that ronadlo would do.
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he's done nice things for a lot of children in need. >> for himself. no. we love ronaldo and messi. a beautiful moment. >> it is, indeed. see, focus on that. >> all the love. a major brand sitting out this year's super bowl, and why frito-lay, the best commercials for the ads, for the first time in a decade, is sitting on the sidelines. first, one country's war on drugs that makes america's look like child's ay unabashed ultra violent anti-drug campaign and why his followers love him for it. we'll take you to the front lines of the battle. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by pajamagram.com. brought to you by
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america's war on drugs has long been a source of controversy, but nothing compared to what you're about to see. >> the president the philipphilippines launched a violent war on drugs leaving a trail of bides. we're all all nightline on the front lines. >> reporter: lurking behind the facade of the widely celebrated president of the philippines -- >> hitler mass considered 3 million >> reporter: he called on the police and ordinary citizens to kill drug dealer rs and users on site. >> do it yourself if you have the gun. you have my support. >> reporter: a hugely controversial approach to keeping order that's turned him into a kind of rock star here. rising on a wave of popular discontent, he's been called the donald trump of the east. but five months after he took
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blood. capturing a snapshot into the brutality of a single monday night in manila, the capital of the philippines, and the images are graphic. the city reels with thousands of murders like this captured on closed circuit television, and what's clear, is that the vast majority are connected to the drug world here. >> sometimes it's just a dead body for me. sometimes you get affected, especially if there's family. >> reporter: while disenvowing involvement in the killings, remains unapologetic. >> you destroy my country, i kill you. that's legitimate. >> reporter: his approval ratings remain sky high. >> this is the hub. >> reporter: the editor and chief of the country's largest newspaper site says he sees the dangerous potential of these words. >> the president has been very
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will support you. some of the policemen receive this as a signal, you know, can do what we want. >> we follow the rule of law. >> reporter: the police deny being used as executioners. >> there's deaths of suspects during these operations. why? because they placed the lives of our police officers in danger. the police have no choice but to defend themselves. >> reporter: in fact, police allege there's more killings assassins with motives that are murky. >> cases that they call card board justice, but the cases are under investigation. >> reporter: we set out to find a shadowy figure willing to commit murder. we're going to do an interview with a man who apparently has team of 16 people carrying out assassinations. >> if the order is kill that person, we do it.
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himself johnny, gave us a glimpse into what he says are the mechanics behind the killings. >> can you show me how you do it? like show me, physically, how you kill somebody. >> i know what time he'll pass by my place, i wait for you on this day. for example, you'll pass by, i'll chase and gun down. >> reporter: you kill somebody like that, what's it feel like? >> translator: nothing. if you helping the nation. that's the president's campaign. >> reporter: the rise to power began here in this city, nearly 30 years ago when he became mayor. the leader seeped into every aspect of daily life here. do you like him? >> yes. >> reporter: the once crime-ridden city is now the safest in the philippines. critics say because this is where he first began legitimizing extrajudicial
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pained face at another mother bids farewell to her son without understanding why. >> translator: there's no justice when they killed him. i want to give him a proper funeral. >> reporter: may my prayers are with you. >> six months now since he launched this war on drugs. >> and it's actually been one he's been campaigning for decades. he admitted overnight during a speech that when he was the mayor of the city bob talked about, he persona drug dealers back then. first time admitted to that, so quite a campaign he's been on for so many years. >> and those photos. >> that one -- >> heart wrenching. >> dead, and, oh. coming up, what you went be seeing during super bowl sunday. >> we'll with right back. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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>> the super bowl commercials like these from frito-lay make fans laugh now for a decade. >> not this year. the company is sitting out the next game. t.j. holmes tells us why. >> he's eating, do you see what i deal with? >> i know. >> reporter: for six years, ranking as america's most satisfying super bowl ads. >> give oh! >> oh! >> oh! >> reporter: they are closing the bag on their very popular super bowl commercials. >> awe! >> reporter: telling abc news running an ad in next year's super bowl did not fit with our marketing plans. it's not just dorittos. there's no sun chips either. >> this gives them a year off to think about what to do next if
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strategy. >> keep your hands off my mama and dorritos. >> reporter: commercials from amateur filmmakers went head to head against coke and bud light. >> today, we celebrate our independence day! >> are you just quoting? >> yes. >> reporter: they are not the only spot sore to decide to sit on the sidelines. go daddy stepped out of last toyota announced they are not advertising in super bowl 51 citing a marketing strategy. >> if you're going to spend that money, you have to have something important to say otherwise it's overshadowed by other ads around it. >> abc news, new york. >> well, that's too bad. >> yeah, though, while frito-lay is not participating, pepsico is
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but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. two truths and a why, and a touching proposal. brit tap's oldest soccer player and rash of mouse sized popup restaurants. >> so time to hand it over. >> yeah. how about we begin with a story of true love. >> all right. >> kendis loves that too. >> yeah, yeah. >> back in july, 29-year-old joe grahm was told he'd never use his arms and legs again after a diving accident. while he was in icu, he found out his girlfriend was pregnant with their child, and that happy news inspired joe to work extra hard with his rehab team until he was able to do that right
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without a ventilator, she said yes, and he's in the last month of rehab. >> so sweet. >> amazing. he was told, basically, that he would be bedridden, and he found out that he was starting a family and -- >> nothing like love to motivate you i guess. >> nothing like love -- >> wow! look at you! channelling -- >> nope, nope, nope. >> feeling something beating in your ches next up, looking to build up the roster for next season's soccer team, i promise no one has more experience than dicky. that's because he's been playing since 1947. >> oh, wow. >> the 81-year-old from the u.k. after the former one folded. he'll travel anywhere in his county and is still fast on the soccer field. in fact, he's been invited to join a walking soccer team with other people his age, but he declined the invitation because,
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know, his speed. he has the need for speed. >> got wheels, huh? >> yeah, yeah. when i'm 81, plans include, like, drinking wine on the porch, and that's it. he's still -- >> i think -- >> that's my plan at 35. >> if i hit 80, i'm picking up every bad habit that exists, start drinking, smoking -- >> i'm with ya. >> why not? >> i'm with you. if you were in new york, i'd ask you to play on my soccer team. >> i would. this is my favorite one of don't -- i'm not going to ask why, but enjoy the tiny mouse restaurants that have started popping up in a town in sweden. the stores are roughly 25 by 12 inches, fully functional, and is that real? that's nuts that look like it. they are so cute. they come with a selection of cheeses. the restaurants have tiny notices about upcoming mouse events and the group that
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this morning on "world news now," the latest stop on trump's thank you tour. >> donald trump was back on stage last night with some kind words for house speak egg paul ryan. he also defended his latest cabinet picks after spending time earlier in the day with kanye west. the story just ahead. sad news from hollywood. alan thicke passed away, known as the dad from "growing pains," but a accomplished composer and show host. thicke served a heart attack at the age 69. reactions, come up. later, checking out the wave of the future. can you believe this car came out of a printer? why buying a car could be as easy as click, print, drive,
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or used cars. do you need a hug? feeling lonely, stressed out? forget the eggnog, but go for the warm embrace of a stranger. oh. find out more and why more people are paying professionals to cuddle. it's only awkward if you let it be. it's wednesday, december 14th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> let me go already. let me go. >> oh, we're done? ll well, group hug to start off the wednesday morning. jack is in need of a hug. >> is it a group hug if there's just two of you? >> well, then it's a bear hug. >> my hug was more genuine. yours was a pity hug. >> mine was certainly not. it was. like, okay. >> i like starting the morning by forcing you to hug me.
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weeks kind of hugging all every individual voter, all 62 million, saying thank you. >> a big, big thank you tour making more cabinet picks as well. >> so last night was one of those big hugs. he made public his first appearance with house speaker paul ryan and compared him to fine wine saying he appreciates him more and more every day. and trump's transition team revealed last night he's offered the interior secretary position to the montana congressman ryan zeke. >> while facing contribute similar for his choice for secretary of state. and more on his unspec'd visit with kanye west. >> reporter: hours after announcing his pick for secretary of state, the president-elect emerging from trump tower elevators, not with a top diplomat, but with rapper, kanye west. the two meeting upstairs, posing
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afterwards walking over to reporters. >> just friends, just friends. a good man. we've been friends for a long time. life. >> reporter: but the headlines everywhere else? rex tillerson, the exo mobile ceo trump tapped for secretary of state touting his vast experience at dealinging succ successfully with all types of foreign gofrts. among them? russia. now accused by american intelligence agenciecl disrupt the election, though, trump, himself, still doesn't believe it. tillerson has a long history with russia's president, vladimir putin, seen here in a champagne toast. >> i've known him since 1999 and i have a very close relationship with him. >> reporter: putin awarding tillerson one of russia's highest awards for foreigners. the white house breaking from the transition with this direct shot at trump. >> throughout his campaign, the president-elect indicated his
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pursue warmer relations with russia, so what better way to do that than choose somebody awarded the order of friendship. by vladimir putin to be your secretary of state. >> reporter: and tillerson says russia sees him as a straight shooter. >> they know if i say no, it means no, and talking more does in the change it. it's still no. over the years, we earned each other's respect, and the importance is when we say yes, we know you'll follow throug tillerson is the first secretary of state to never have served in government or military. his entire career, 40 years at exxon and the company could make billions if the trump administration lifts sanctions on russia. that's not unnoticed on capitol hill. marco rubio saying the next secretary of state has to be
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interest. but standing in tillerson's corner, former secretaries of state, condoleezza rice and james baker and gates, who represent exxon. back at trump tower, the president-elect refused to discuss any of it. the outspoken west, tight-lined as well. >> no comment about the president-elect of the united states, nothing to say? >> i juchtd just want to take a picture right now. >> reporter: as they said their good-byes, west tweeting, he was there to, quote, discuss multicultural issues. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> trump held meetings with other black celebrities, sitting down with apreventis contestant director of african-american outreach in the campaign and also former linebacker ray lewis and nfl great jim brown.
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innovation with the president-elect, and today, trump meets with other tech leaders including apple's ceo, tim cook, and cheryl sandberg. a long bloody battle for aleppo appears to be over syrian rebels have agreed to a cease-fire. thousands of civilians and opposition fighters are expected to start evacuating the city today. u.n. officials are concerned about mass atrocities including reports of execution-style killings. at least 82 civilians were killed in the final hours of the fighting. u.s. officials have expressed concept sympathy over that cease-fire deal. and court documentaries reveal details in the shooting in a washington, d.c. pizza shop. edgar welsh faces federal charges. according to documents, welch texted a friend saying he was going to sacrifice the lives of a few for the lives of many. he was responding to a fake news story that claimed high level democrats were running a child sex ring out of the pizza shop. alan thicke the dad on
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passed away. a publicist said he suffered a heart attack yesterday. reports indicate that it happened while playing hockey in los angeles with his 19-year-old son. thicke was the patriarch for seven seasons, and also went head-to-head against johnny carson with a short-lived late night talk show. thicke was 69 years old. transcripts review the final moments of the cargo ship that sank last year s members expressing worry about the path into the hurricane. the captain apparently did not take the words seriously. here is abc's david kerley. >> reporter: from the bottom of the atlantic, the last moments of the ship, heading into the hurricane, first at 11:00 p.m. and more than two hours later, crew members wake the captain to ask to change course around the hurricane. the captain says, no. a hatch blows. the cargo ship, four hours later, is taking on water. then the engine died. it's 45 minutes before the captain calls his shipping
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>> we had a hull breach. we've lost the main propulsion unit. the engineers cannot get it going. >> reporter: but it would be another 45 minutes before the captain yells abandon ship. get in the life rafts. get off the ship together. still on the bridge, a crew member having trouble getting out. the captain saying, don't panic. the crewman, i'm gone. i'm a goner. the captain replying, no, you're not. as the captain yells for the recording stops. family members of the 33 killed were briefed today. one widow asked if the captain was negligent. >> of course. by all means necessary, he should have listened to his staff members. >> reporter: a marine expert believes the captain should have abandon ship an hour earlier. >> the fact he didn't, well, probably helped to ensure the fact there were no survivors. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. >> what a is at sad story. >> yeah. now to the dangerously cold weather in the nation's midsection. temperatures plunging into the single digits in chicago and
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near minneapolis, this driver was rescued by passersby after her suv went off the highway ramp and intoen an icy pond. in chicago, commuter rail workers light fires to keep track switches warm. and an animation from nasa shows the cold spreading across the u.s. the east coast will be in the deep freeze by tomorrow. i was really, really hoping that somehow we'd skip this. well, there's one way to warm up, and it is with a hug. and bourbon. let's get back to the hug. you didn't know it's possible to get one by appointment. >> you don't need an appointment. i'm right here. >> yeah. >> look at this. men and women are not boyfriend and girlfriend. >> oh. >> she's a professional cuddler, and josh is her client. clients can talk, sit, lie down, hold hands, both parties wear comfortable clothing at all times -- >> no shoes. >> josh says the session fills a void.
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>> these scenes overnight, people gathering in bakersfield, california, to remember francisco cerna, unarmed when shot outside his home. his family is asking the justice department now and the state attorney general to investigate this case. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: scrutiny is mounting against the bakersfield, california police department for shooting and killing that unarmed 73-year-old man, just before 1:00 a.m. monday. you can see in this video police responding to this dispatch call. >> brown contact, unknown if under the influence, armed with a revolver. >> reporter: warned about something else. >> francisco serna reported at having depend ya. >> mable made that 911 call, not recognizing serna as her neighbor. >> they told him to go back
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>> reporter: feet from his front door, and it was here they opened fire. the neighbor, donald clark, heard the gunshots. >> they killed that man for absolutely no reason. >> reporter: neighbors say that that man was killed in cold blood. >> i think the investigation rce. allowed to use deadly ned >> reporter: abc news learned at least seven shots were fired. serna's family is demanding justice. >> they all knew this was the man with dementia, and mth that's just inexcusable. >> reporter: the police department says it's investigating the shootinging, but we may never know exactly what happened. that's because the police here are telling us there is no body cam, no dash cam and no surveillance video of the shooting itself. matt gutman, abc news, bakersfield, california. cominging up, plugging into
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manufacturing. >> checking out the world's first 3-d printed car, and how it may just change how cars are made but how we buy them. you're watching "world news now." at's scary.nd the wheel, now "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. .
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it's nothing to do with sally, but promising to shake up the automotive industry more than ford's iconic car did back in the '60s. >> imagine designing your car on a computer screen, click print, and drive away in it a few hours later. we got an exclusive sneak peek at the new microfactory making it happened. we've had flying cars, we've had talking cars. >> my, he does look upset. >> reporter: we even had invisible cars.
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>> reporter: but now, we have 3d printed cars, and not just in the movies. >> this the world's first 3d printed car. >> reporter: they brought it to life in 2014, printing the first car live for the world to see, and now the company has another goal, to change not ohm how we build cars, but how we buy them. >> we call it design, click, print. walk into the facilities, choose the body you want, choose the power train you want, and print it while you wait or come back the next day and pick it up. >> reporter: ill a giant 3d printer and legos, sort of. >> this is the raw material. it's what they make legos out of. >> so the machine just sucks up all those pullettes? >> it's a little more technical than that, but essentially, that's all you need to understand. >> reporter: using the printer, the company creates anything from a prototype for a new vehicle idea, the body for an existing vehicle, and even the sign to go on top of the building. the result is not just a more
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dealerships and no more used cars. >> you had a two seater and now you need a four seater, we can strip the telling off and print you a new car. >> you can strip the whole thing? >> it's recyclable. >> reporter: of course, the big question is, how does it drive? i feel like a little kid. while local motors is still working to get the cars highway ready, they have the another project in the works, too. hail like uber. don't take me word for it. what are you? >> a low speed electric self-driving vehicle. >> so cool. >> ollie both works and drives with ibm's watson. yep. that watson. here's how he works with olly. >> ollie, i'm hungry. where can i get some food? >> national harbor has great seafood. would you like that? >> sounds great. what's good?
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i'll go there for dinner. >> okay. don't forget your umbrella. there is a severe thunderstorm warning tonight. >> reporter: while olli was not seamless with me. >> what is olli. >> i'm sorry, i did not understand your question. >> reporter: he was still good for a laugh. ollie, tell me a joke. >> it is so cold outside, a saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets. >> reporter: ollie is a comedian, too. ollies are now being tested on the streets in national maryland. and the company expects to launch pilot programs in las vegas, phoenix and several other cities in the next year. as for when to expect to print your next car, this factory is set to open in the spring, and they say many more are on the way. >> it was such a cool company to explore. and what they say is because they want to have microfactories all over the country instead of one big one, they will tailor each car factory to local feeds. so if you have an area that
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that. >> it was absolutely cool. seems as if the car went fast? >> they go 25 miles per hour that one, but the new ones faster. >> nice. >> it's like a little go cart. i. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare surance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans,
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it is time now for "the mix" on this wednesday morning, and i'll tell you, there are some people who take their candle shopping really, really important, including a pair of women in alabama. so take a look at this video. they were out shopping, and see here? lost, and they ended up crashing into a loading dock -- >> oh, no. >> yeah. there. and as terrifying as it is, but listen what they were concerned about. >> what was that? >> i don't know! >> i just tore my car up, though. >> like the bottom came out. >> it was -- >> i we want right through, just
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>> it was terrible. i don't know what's happened. >> it's smoking. >> do you know where the candle supply is? >> after all that. do you know where the candle supply is. >> not i smell smoke, i'm afraid the car is going to blow up. everybody get out. >> i might have lost a limb, okay i'm bleeding. >> someone call for help. >> where are the candles. >> speaking of call. >> that's rude. >> sorry, i got to take it. >> who is it? >> it's the north pole. >> really, it says the north pole? >> it's the north pole. >> hello? >> hello. this is santa's helper. >> oh, hi. >> i have a few questions for you. first, what do you want santa to bring you for christmas? >> oh. a bottle of wine. >> a hug from kendis. >> second, what do you want to tell santa? >> oh, kendis? >> nothing anymore than what he already knows. >> okay. now, have you made nice choices
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>> of course. >> so what is this? what is that? >> this is -- >> good. i'll be sure to tell santa what you want. have a merry christmas. >> oh, you, too. merry christmas. >> happy new year. >> thanks santa. >> that was a growl from santa. >> this is a santaphone.org, a new charity initiative where you can call in or rather you schedule a call, santa's helpers call you. you have a back and forth with them. you can have the call saved so you can have it recorded, if you want. but essentially what they're doing, they're going to donate -- they donate a dollar to a certain charity for every call up to 10,000 calls. it's just a fun way to spread holiday cheer, especially with the kids. they have a good time with that. >> yes, thank you, santa. get the call in and get your santa christmas list there. and you're still not getting a hug from me. this is really cool. a company is trying to figure
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>> that's what's making news in america. making news in america this morning, donald trump's high-profile meetings with titans of the tech industry and kanye west. this as the president-elect fills out his cabinet and gets set for some bruising confirmation fights. arctic blast that has millions of americans it's too cold too soon. all of this with the official start of winter still a week away. the forecast coming up. alan thicke gone too soon. the entertain enand famous sitcom star has passed away after suffering a heart attack. we have emotional reaction coming in. a former pro wrestler with a take-down coming to the rescue when a would-be robber tries to steal at a gas station.

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