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metal. that wasn't enough to prevent the heavy plow from getting stuck. it was later freed by a tow truck. >> turn to weather now. your thursday forecast flurries around the great lakes before january thaw warms up the mid thoefl country and eventually the northeast. heavy rain pounds the pacific northwest. showers along the gulf coast as well with. >> 70s phoenix and los angeles. seattle, atlanta, tst kansas city 30s. minneapolis and new york and 20s in detroit and chicago. a shoutout from the president. president obama tweeted his congratulations to the two climbers who are the first ever to free climb the 3,000 foot sheer rock face of el capitan in yosemite national park known as the dawn wall. the president saying their accomplishment reminds us that anything is possible. abc's ted rollins with the details. >> reporter: an emotional end to a grueling climb for kevin jorgeson and tommy caldwell.
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the first to free climb to the top of el capitan using only their hands and feet grabbing on to razor sharp rock climbing at night, sleeping in hanging tents. >> there's this crazy arctic wind storm. >> tossed around like a rag doll. >> kevin struggled unable to get through one of the toughest sections of the climb. >> pretty devastated and thoughts crossed my mind that i should just throw in the towel and support tommy to the top. >> reporter: after 11 attempts he made it.. he made it. >> when i heard he made it i cried. >> family and friends watching below they make it to the top of the climbing world. abc news los angeles. >> i can't wait to talk to these guys. love this story. fascination that anybody could watch it because anybody below, a pair of binoculars you could
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see every move they have made on the side of the wall and they have been there since december 27th. >> that's incredible. it took three weeks to get to the top of dawn wall but two or three hours to hike down. >> people needunderstand people have been climbing this a long time years and years and years but most do it and don't do the dawn wall, that is one of 100 routes you can take up. no one has done it with just their hands and feet without equipment. they did it. goodness gracious. congrats fellas. i love that story. >> it's your favorite. >> i'm going to be a climber now because of this. >> don't do sglit okay. >> moving to a sweet treat. this is the height of girl scout cookie season but this is an option that won't destroy your diet. >> candles. they smell exactly like your favorite girl scout cookie favorites. >> they are made by yankees candle. unlike the delicious cookies the
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candles will be available all year long. no word whether other flavors will be added in the future. i always freeze my girl scout cookies so they are available all year long. i have to buy them. that's the problem. >> you have to stock up. >> i stock up. thin mints in the freezer and samoas too. >> did we miss the window? >> we have to call the local girl scout troop. >> the fbi has -- calls for ransom. they seem real but they are not. and a difficult pregnancy with the public. the extremely sick feeling she had for months followed by joy. later, the video gamer hoping to spend 12,000 hours on the couch, sharing their every move with the world. tough job. somebody has to do this, right? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol.
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today president obama will call for at least six weeks of paid leave for federal employees who become parents. a senior white house adviser says the u.s. is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave and will call on all u.s. employees to offer the benefit. po both moves require congressional action. radio shack seems closer than of the filing for bankruptcy this morning. word is they could file for protection as as soon as the first week of next month. radio shack has posted losses in each of the last 11 quarters. it is dangerously low on cash. stock price is 41 cents a share. the company warned first about bankruptcy last september. an urgent warning from the fbi. frightening new scam virtual
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kidnapping hoaxes they have kiln claimed they kidnapped a loved one demanding a ransom. >>. >> i'm scared. i don't know you. you are threatening me. >> the fbi and new york police warning americans to be on the lookout for calls like these. the person answering the phone believes they have kidnapped a loved one but it is a scam. fbi says it is on the rise with increasing targets in new york city. >> right now we get calls on a daily basis. >> while no kidnapping has taken place, they have someone screaming or crying this the background as they threaten to do brutal things to them unless a ransom is paid immediately. they claim to be members of a drug cartel and order targets to wire money, often between 1600 and $1900 to a third party in puerto rico. >> the minute after they realize their loved one is fine they
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call to me not out of happiness but out of concern how they will pay their rent. >> i'm scared. what do you want me to do? >> last march maddie was told her brother would be killed if she didn't pay $2,000 but she wasn't convinced. >> he would tell me things that didn't make sense. >> reporter: how convincing are these calls? are people falling for them? >> there is a large amount of people that are actually falling for it and no fault of their own. they are very convincing. >> reporter: linzie davis, abc news, new york. >> big fear of mine that i will get the call that somebody has my reena. >> stop. you would pay large amounts of money to take her off. >> we would do whatever we had to do you would give the guy a getaway car. >> no we have to have reena. i would have to have proof of life. let her sing. i need to hear her singing voice to prove it is her. >> i'm glad you didn't asking if
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my ear or finger. come on set with nine fingers. coming up kelly clarkson -- could you do this for me. i'm upset about kidnappers. >> kelly clarkson is breaking her silence as a big mega watt star. she is coming clean about motherhood and her pregnancy so difficult it landed her in the hospital. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ snooets ♪ we are hearing new details for the first time about kelly clarkson about becominmom. >> that's not all she is sharing. we are hearing the story behind the story about her difficult pregnant that had her in the hospital. abc's abbie boudreau with more. ♪ >> she sings about being stronger and kelly clarkson revealing details about her difficult pregnancy with her new 7-month-old daughter river rose telling bbc radio she had a horrible experience. >> i was like hospitalized and it was aad pregnancy. so i kind of had to take off way more time than normal. >> clarkson said she had extreme nausea sometimes throwing up 25 times a day. >> i think a reason she opened up about that is to explain why she wasn't as much in the forefront. >> reporter: clarkson began to
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experience difficulties early on in her pregnantingcy. joesking about it with ellen before things got worse. >> it's miserable. i'm so are happy i'm i am. >> if in fact a pregnant woman throws up 25 times a day for the majority of her pregnancy, that's really consistent with a diagnosis of hyper emesis or hg and we heard about that with kate middleton. >> reporter: dr. jen ashton says it is uncommon but can be serious. >> we don't know what causes it, but we do know how to and that can be anything from changing their diet to needing to hospitalize them to placing an in-dwelling feeding tube in some cases. ♪ >> reporter: despite the challenges leading up to little river's arrival, she says motherhood changed her for the better. >> you have a baby and you realize how much of a complete crap you were. it is nice to have a different
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perspective. >> reporter: based on this adorable you tube video clarkson released last friday of river rose dancing to her mom's new singles. noets ♪ >> reporter: it is no wonder clarkson says she would do it all over again. abbie boudreau abc news los angeles. >> how adorable. >> great shot. >> she clearly has it in her genes, doesn't she? she was moving without a problem there. >> in the studio at that age. you know we will see that kid somewhere down the road on the stage. >> it is tough for women. i didn't have morning sickness. i remember -- like an old wives tale like something is wrong because you are not throwing up. >> so many old wives tales. >> there are. >> okay. coming up you can call it video overload. >> three guys who decide to turn their passion for gaming in to a test of endurance. they have been playing nonstop more than a year. that story ahead.
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♪ three video gamers in lakeland florida, have turned their passion in to an obsession that is setting a record. >> they have been playing video games for 12,000 hours straight. you are seeing video here. this is moments ago. the gamer down in the bottom right corner of the screen they keep this up this live stream
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and people check it out. until tomorrow. that will mean they have been playing for 500 straight days. our tampa station has this story. >> watch out for that. good job. >> reporter: the conversation ranges from gaming advice to the perfect temperature of pizza rolls. one thing you can count on at this fraternity-type house is they are always on and live. >> i har vested a community of someone like-minded people. >> reporter: ryan car michael, known as tree in the on-line world launched streamer house a year and a half ago in lakeland. three gamers take eight-hour shifts and play video games 24 hours a day, nonstop. streamed from a company couch for the world to see. 36 million views and counting. >> my shift is 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the morning arer this is not just a hobby for these guys. this is work. for eight hours every day this is how they earn their living. the guys who live at the house make money from advertisers on their website, premium
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subscribers pay a monthly free and get thousand of dollars in donations. >> we get compen sags for that work. it is job like anything else. >> reporter: like anything else the job carries responsibilities. >> you are late for work. please report to the nearest couch. >> reporter: in two more days streamer house marks a major milestone, the 500th day of live stream sfwlg maybe crack a beer or something. >> reporter: that is 12,000 hours and they are showing no signs of slowing down. they just moved to a bigger house and are adding a fourth gamer so they can focus on expanding. >> can't take time off. >> reporter: truth be told these guys haven't gotten a day off in months but it is hard to complain. abc action news. >> sure is hard to complain. >> that's a work. >> they say pick your passion and make it your profession. >> what game is that. >> what shirt are you wearing? i like that shirt. >> it covers up my neck apparently. >> i think we are
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this morning on "world news now," terror takedown. a young man from the midwest inspired by isis and al qaeda busted by the feds in a dramatic sting operation. >> i'm surprised they didn't kill him. >> the weapons uncovered and the apparent plan to use them at the u.s. capitol. out of control, an elderly driver behind the wheel as his car speeds through a car wash. don't talk to your parents for the first time when you are thinking of taking away the keys. >> lessons learned about older drivers from this big scare. they made it. the historic climb to the top of el capitan after 19 days filled with challenges and pain. these two strong daring men are celebrating. it is the thursday, january 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning on this very busy thursday. i'm reena ninan. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes temperature let's get right it to and start with the arrest in ohio. calls of isis for lone wolf terror attacks in the u.s. >> federal authorities say they stopped an attack on the capitol building tipped off by messages on twitter. abc's richard cantu has details. >> reporter: this is the man the fbi arrested. suspect christopher lee cornell seen here in his mug shot. the fbi calling the 20-year-old an al qaeda isis wannabe. the plan an all-out assault taking aim at members of congress planting pipe bombs in the u.s. capitol building and then using semiautomatic rifles to shoot and kill employees and officials. agent a's arrested cornell on wednesday morning after buying two m-15 assault rifles like this and 600 rounds of ammunition. >> as soon as the purchase was over and he left the door several agents came out and tackled him here in the parking
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lot and took him down. >> reporter: the fbi focused in on cornell after a confidential informant came in with a tip that cornell had been posting disturbing messages and video on twitter expressing support for al qaeda and isis. one post stated "i believe we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks." >> i'm surprised they didn't til kill him. >> reporter: his fathers his son recently converted to islam. he believes one of his son's friends is the fbi informant. >> i think they could have arrested him then. he was making plots. they should have af rested him then. >> richard cantu, abc news, new york. new disturbing details about the terror taebs in paris. new pictures from inside the kosher supermarket shows two victims left lying at the checkout counter. allocate in yemen is claiming responsibility for the "charlie hebdo" attack s saying two brothers who attacked the
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magazine were heros of iz almost. u.s. officials confirm that group gave them $20,000. >> the al qaeda group in yemen has always been the most active operational affiliate of al qaeda. so this is further evidence that they remain an active group. >> other video shows the two brothers barely got away after the initial attack. al qaeda in yemen says it chose the magazine as a target but the kosher supermarket attack was a coincidence. in washington a major overhaul at the secret service. heads rolling at the highest ranks. four top leaders are out of a job following a string of security lapses including the shocking breach by a white house perspective on how we conduct business. the final straw seems to be this
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incident last september. a man carrying a knife was able to leap over the white house fence, sprint across the lawn and get inside the building before he was brought down. that was just the most embarrassing in a string of significant lapses by the secret service. the prostitution scandal in colombia an armed man who rode an elevator with president obama and bullets hitting the white house that weren't discovered by the secret service for days. a scathing report released last month, put the blame squarely at the top, calling the secret service, quote an organization starved for leadership. in october, julia pierson was forced out as director them acting director vowed to make things right. >> restore the secret service's rightful place as the most respected protection service in the world. >> reporter: the white house didn't comment on the shake-up. president obama has been consistent in his public support for the menen by his side every day protecting him. karen travers, abc news,
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washington. a if federal investigators are at the scene of a horrific crash in west texas that killed eight prison inmates and two correction officers. the bus skidded off an icy highway down an embankment and in to a freight train. the prisoners with were chained together in pairs and not wearing seat belts. one emergency official said it is as bad as anything he has seen in 32 years on the job. in pennsylvania a fire destroyed a 19th century prison. unclear how it started. crews are battling flames this morning. inmates have been relocated to other facilities. a story we told you about late last year. firefighters rescued a 4-year-old boy who fell 230 feet down a cliff in california. his name is sebastian johnson and yesterday he had a chance to meet the brave men who brought him to safety. they say it is a day they will never forget. >> he was so broken up. now to see him like this is --
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it's a relief. >> thank you for saving my life. >> you are welcome, buddy. >> reporter: >> sebastian suffered a head injury that left him in a coma and several broken bones but he is expected to make a full recovery. >> they did it. the historic climb in yosemite national park that's been going on the past three weeks now is over and ended how the two men who made it imagined it would. hugs high fives, kizs and champagnes on top of one of the most legendary pieces of granite. aditi roy is there. >> reporter: an emotional end to a grueling record-breaking climb for kevin jorgeson and tommy caldwell. the first to free climb to the top of the dawn wall of yosemite's el capitan using only their hands and feet. grabbing on to tiny pieces of razor-sharp rock and tearing skin from their fingers climbing at night and sleeping in hanging
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tents. >> there is a crazy arctic wind storm. s toed around like a rag 0 dol kevin struggled unable to get through one of the toughest section of the climb. >> thoughts crossed my mind i should throw in the towel and support tommy to the top. >> reporter: after seven days and 11 attempts he made it. >> woo! >> when i heard he made it i cried. >> the final push. with family and iends waiting above a watching from below they make it to the top of the climbing world. as the men reach the top the crowd below erupting in applause as they watch the climbers realize their seven-year dream. aditi roy, abc news, yosemite national park. >> how sweet the victory. the fact they waited, you know caldwell actually was able to get to the top faster if he wanted to but they wanted to do it together. >> they have been at it six years '. they had to turn back and one
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broke an ankle and couldn't get it done and they finally made it. it is hard to convey to folks just how virtually impossible to do what they just did. many people will tell you this is one of the biggest things to happen in the climbing world in decades but they are the first to free climb this thing with nothing but their hands or feet. it is impossible essentially what they did and they made it. i really got in to this story. >> you sure dichld everyone did. how could you not they had two failed attempts in 2010 and it was a storm and then kevin jorgeson broke an ankle and they had to stop. this is sweet victory for them. >> one other thing, caldwell has nine fingers. >> does he really? >> i did not know that. >> he actually lost a finger in a freak accident at home construction accident. >> really? >> he just did this with nine fingers. >> going in to this he only had nine. >> even more impressive. now to our health headlines the federal government approved a device that tricks your brain so you lose weight.
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maestro uses electrodes in the abdomen to send a signal to the brain that you are full. half of the people that lost one fifth of their excess weight. there are side effects. it is only approved for some patients. the mexican food chain chipotle is pulling pork from one third of its restaurants. the company suspended one supplier for violating the animal welfare chipotle is looking for ways to remedy the shortage but isn't saying when its pork burritos and bowls may be back on the menu. let's continue with the food team and talk mustard now. in particular gourmet mustard. >> the french company has been selling mustard since 1747 but only just got around to opening the first store in the u.s. it happens to be a couple of blocks from where we are right now. it sounds like insomniac kitchen should be coming. >> 21 varieties that can be sampled and purchased in
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all right. police are trying to soof bizarre string of robberies in the atlanta area aimed directly at local funeral homes. someone has been brecking in to hers and stealing the gurneys used to carry deceased. one man captured it on camera, two homes with were targeted. each gurney is worth thousands of dollars. it was a wild scene at a macys in the bay area last night as a car came crashing through the glass doors. four shoppers were injured by the time the blue honda came to a stop in the store. police are trying to figure out why the driver lost control.
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also in california another car wash played out. this is -- car crash at a car wash. let me get that right. car crash, car wash this is in sacramento. >> this crash is sparking questions about how old is told to be behind the wheel? abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: they see it coming but can't stop it. emplployees at this sacramento car wash helplessly chasing an elderly man at the wheel of a speeding out of control car, crashing through on the other side. the man told witnesses he confused the brake and gas pedals. he walked away but the video is raising a tough question for families of the 33 million seniors on the road today. when is it time to turn over the keys? 500 older adults are injured in crashes every day. aaa says preventing those injuries means watching for red flags. look at the car for any unexplained dents and dings. listen older drivers talking
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about having more near misses or that other drivers honk and complain and pay attention when a driver starts any new medication. >> don't talk to your parents for the first time when you are thinking of tasking away the keys. older drivers tell us the one person they don't want to talk to about their driving is the police. >> reporter: no one was hurt at the car wash but it's a cautionary tale for older drivers who want their independence and families who want to keep them safe. clayton sandell, abc news denver. >> that's a scary thing. but to older folks they don't want the sense of independence taken away and having to depend on someone to take them here and there. >> absolutely. you get why they don't want to turn over the keys but i know a lot of people who have older parents and they are worried they will get in an accident and people would blame the older driver if it wasn't even their fault. tough. new kind of help for brides to be. taking wedding planning to a new level from the inside.
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from when you walk down the aisle. with weddings getting more complex it is no wonder why so many brides are looking for help from the outside. >> 1990 saw the rise of the wedding planner, there is a new planner who plans the wedding from the inside as a paid participant. you can call her a wedding ringer. we are up all night line with abc's sara haines. >> what do you do? i provide best man services for guys that lack in such areas. >> reporter: he hires your wedding party. >> looking at your groomsmen. >> reporter: and make sure you are at your best. >> my job to make you look good on the wedding >> reporter: even on the dance floor. ♪ all my women love me ♪ >> reporter: in the wedding ringer out in theaters this friday kevin hart is the dream best man for a price. >> hiring a best man. >> reporter: it's not just a plot line for jen. it is her business plan. >> this started when i posted an
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ad on craigslist offering my service as a bridesmaid to strangers around the world. >> reporter: she received 100 e-mails in 48 hours. bridesmaid for hire was born. >> wedding are stressful and i would rather preserve a friendship than force somebody to be in my wedding party. >> reporter: she jumped at the chance to bring in an expert. >> what did your fiance say. >> i don't get it but if it makes you happy whatever. >> reporter: she will be frefrg a virtual bridesmaid for $199 to the go-to gal by your side for $1100. that's the pack age ashley selected. >> we are shopping for lingerie. is this weird for you with jen. >> i have no personal boundaries with other women. >> reporter: demand has grown so fast jen is training two other bridesmaids so they will be ready for big days like this.
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just hours before ashley ties the knot jen is there to make sure she is perfectly polished. >> looks good. >> reporter: and ready to go down the aisle. ♪ going to the chapel ♪ >> reporter: she even helps with pre-wedding jitters. >> i was so nervous. oh my god. >> i'm going to cry. >> reporter: ashley's wedding goes off without a hitch. [ applause ] >> reporter: for the professional bridesmaid that means this story has a fairy tale ending. for "nightline," i'm sara haines in new york. >> it is stressful. and being a bridesmaid is a huge responsibility. there's a lot of expectations right? >> yeah. >> i would always be your bridesmaid but you are already married. so my duties are done. >> nice dress. >> thank you. >> isn't that what bridesmaids complain about all the time the dresses. >> you can put them in whatever
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all right. time for "the mix." kids pretty impressive here. we remember bruce lee, those movies the numb chucks they look dangerous if you don't know what you are doing >> you wouldn't want to hand them to a 4-year-old kid, >> what! ? ♪ >> it's cool to see him following the scene. looks like bruce lee is following him actually. >> that's right. >> we don't know much about this kid. this video showed up on-line and it is making the rounds right now but the little guy clearly knows what he is doing. i wonder how many times he's knocked himself up side the head with those things. >> he's really 4. >> what would you give him. >> wow, that's impressive. >> he is getting his stardom started. >> love that video.
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what about digging in someone's backyard in bellvue, michigan? guess what they dug up dead body mastodons. they weigh five tons and are related to the elephants an believe this is from 10 to 14,000 years ago. they had a contracting project and the contractors dug it up and now the family will donate it to museums and schools. 42 different bones. they put them together and they believed that native americans killed or possibly ate them and they live near a pond possibly. look at that picture. that's what they believe they look like. >> they will donate the bones so other people can touch them. >> what is the age. >> 10 to 14 thousand years ago. >> what do you think we can get for those. >> a lot of money. this is to charity. >> nice they made a donation. this movie "50 shades of grahe" is coming out on
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valentine's day. a lot of hype hearing a lot about it. a guy is trying to i guess capitalize on this by selling at his restaurant what he calls a 15 grades of bacon burger. >> oh give me a break. >> just a play on the name but this thing has 15 types of bacon on it turkey toe, baconaise, which is bacon flavored mayonnaise. this is in england and the proceeds go to a charity close to his heart. >> how many calories. >> why would they give that number out. >> 2500. >> 2500 calories. >> one a week and that's all you eat for the week. >> the vegetarians don't have a chance. >> i'm sure they have something on the menu. you are not a vegetarian. >> no. i don't eat bacon. >> you don't eat bacon. you morning on "world news
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now," security shake-up. a this morning on "world news now," security shake-up. a stunning move. four of the highest ranking officials in the secret service demoted after a series of breaches at the white house. terror plot the al qaeda isis wannabe from the midwest. busted by the feds. how they uncovered the plans to blow up and open fire from the capitol. growing scandal, another accuser claiming bill cosby sexually assaulted her at the "playboy" mansion. why this complaint could be a major challenge for cosby. and later, the amazing pricey production by martin scorsese that is not meant for american viewers. it stars leonardo dicaprio and robert de niro. that's in " january 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. got a busy thursday today. thank you for being here. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan.
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we'll get right to it. our lead story. a major shake-up at the secret service. the chief resigned in october after a series of embarrassing serity breaches. >> four of her top assistants have been told they can retire or be demoted. more from jonathan karl. >> reporter: this was the last straw. the knife-wielding man who leaped the fence and sprinted across the lawn in to the white house in september. it was the most embarrassing in a string of lapses by the secret service. the agents who hired prostitutes in colombia the armed man who got on an elevator with president obama. the bullets that hit the white house without the secret service figuring it out for days a scathing report released last month placed blame at the top, calling the secret service an organization starved for leadership. secret service director julia pierson was forced out in october. new acting director vowed to do better. >> restore the secret service's rightful place as the most respected protection service in the world. >> reporter: now in a shake-up
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first reported by the "washington post," four more top leaders are being removed. as the acting secret service director said in a statement, change is necessary to gain a fresh perspective on how we conduct business. the white house had no comment on the secret service shake-up but even in the midst of the recent foulups, the president has never wavered in his support for the men and women who protect him every day. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, officials say they foiled a terror plot on the capitol inspired by those calls by isis. the lone wolf terror attacks in e u.s. federal agents say this ohio man was plotting an attack on the capitol building first setting off pipe bombs and then shooting people as they fled the building. he was arrested after buying assault rifles and ammunition. >> as soon as the purchase was over and he left the door several agents came out and tackled him in the parking lot and took him down. >> i'm surprised they didn't kill him. >> the fbi focused on
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christopher lee cornell after a tip he was posting threats on twitter. it does not appear he had any formal backing from overseas terror groups. one of those terror groups says it chose the french satirical magazine. the kosher supermarket attack may have been a lone wolf attack. abc's brian ross sorts this out for us. >> reporter: as terrorists gloated over the paris attacks, new pictures inside the kosher supermarket brought home the horror for innocent shoppers caught in the middle. two people shot dead at the checkout counter. their bodies left unattended. the gunman amedy coulibaly wearing an armored vest, confronts a hostage at the exit door and orders another to disable the surveillance camera. amedy coulibaly was killed when police stormed the store. the senior al qaeda leader in yemen claimed responsibility for the paris attacks in a 12-minute
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tape posted on-line calling the two kouachi brothers who attacked "charlie hebdo" magazine heros of islam. the al qaeda leader said the attack on the magazine was planned and financed by al qaeda. and u.s. officials confirm that al qaeda provided at least $20,000. >> the al qaeda group in yemen has been the most active operational affiliate of al qaeda. this is further evidence they remain an active group. >> reporter: whatever advanced planning there was new video shows the two brothers barely got away after the initial attack. they opened fire on a police car which backs up, clearing the narrow street for the brothers getaway. hardly a well-thought-out escape plan. across the jihad world, the paris attacks are being used to encourage more attacks against europe and the u.s. french speaking isis followers posted this video urging others to attack now.
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there are so many alleged terror threats and plots monitored by western intelligence services that senior officials in europe are saying publicly and in this country privately that at some point someone will get through. brian ross, abc news, new york. some scary moments for the crew on the international space station. alarms went off warning of a possible ammonium leak. forcing the astronauts to take refuge in the russian wing of the station. they later returned wearing oxygen masks. it turned out to be a false alarm, likely triggered by a computer glitch. divers are back in the waters of the java sea examining the fuselage from the airasia crash and looking for bodies believed to be trapped in the 100-foot mid section of that plane found yesterday morning with the wing still attached. indonesians are trying to process the data themselves but aviation experts say they only have a rudimentary lab and the u.s. could do the job faster and more efficiently. investigators are at the scene of a disastrous prison bus
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crash in west texas trying to unravel what happened. what they know for sure is eight inmates and two corrections officers were killed. abc's ryan owens has the latest. >> reporter: a brutal scene off a texas highway. firefighters carry bodies out of the wreckage of a prison transport bus. the vehicle now crushed and buckled metal after it collided with a train. >> there's a lot of debris and trash all over the train tracks. i did see them taking out the bodies in to the ambulances. >> reporter: at least ten on the bus are dead. eight prisoners and two corrections officers. emergency crews taking five others to the hospital. investigators say the bus was on the way from abilene to el paso when the driver apparently came upon another crash near odessa on an icy overpass. they believe the driver may have swerved and hit black ice. it slammed in to a moving freight train below, dragging the bus some 200 yards. the train car ripped open,
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spilling its contents all over the tracks. >> you can see coach bags, toys, papers. >> the national transportation safety board is now investigating. ryan owens abc news, dallas. checking the thursday forecast, heavy rain from a new storm system moving in to the seattle area all the way to the oregon california border. up to two inches of rain is possible. showers along the gulf coast. flurries in the great lakes and milder in the middle of the country as the january thaw begins. >> warming up in minneapolis and detroit. that means 20s and 30s. 40s in the pacific northwest, 50s in dallas, new orleans. 70s phoenix and los angeles. those two climbers we have been keeping a close eye on they spent the last three weeks on the face of el capitan national park. they are waking up not on the side of the granite block but in the history books. tommy caldwell and kevin jorgeson finished the climb yesterday and were greeted by family and friends at the top. they are resting their tired
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muscles, will maybe get a shave in and they certainly need to let those hands heal. their hands are a mess. this was a big part of the challenge in climbing. they used no tools to climb, and this thing is a sheer granite face essentially, just with small cracks and they had to pull razor-sharp cracks and edges. they cut their hands up so bad on this wall but they made it. this is considered one of the greatest fetes every in climbing. >> i didn't realize they did most of the climbing in the dark. if it is too hot their hands are sweaty and one slip and they are down. they are propelled by their own body weight. they have something if they fall to prevent them falling to their death but nothing to help them climb up which is remarkable. i can't wait to hear from those guys. did you know caldwell was taken hostage by islamic rebels in kyrgyzstan? he actually pushed off
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these armed guards. this is years ago, but it just shows you his strength and his mental ability to stay focused. >> can't wait. we'll be hearing a lot more. they made it. >> "good morning america," we will hear more from them. a special story one combining a four-legged friend who gives us an example of how cold it has been lately in the midwest. roll that cold, cold, coyote footage. >> look here. this is -- what is this, this wylie? >> no. this is not. wylie coyote moves faster than this and would be carrying an acme contraption. right? this is a small pond in minnesota. the coyote is running on lake michigan, not a small pond, this is lake michigan just outside of chicago. >> that was yesterday afternoon. the fire department launched a boat to try to get out there and bring the animal to safety. it was having too much fun. you can see him there. the pieces of ice, the boat never got close. >> why do you want to get the guy? he's doing just fine. >> he's happy, right?
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i'd like to do that. >> wonder what happened to the guy. i hope he's all right. we have "the skinny" coming up. this is a great chat point for our meeting this morning. a picture of john travolta that you need to see. it's gone viral this morning. there's a story around it. >> good story. also ahead, would you avoid washing your jeans for eight months? that's what denim designers recommend but how do you deal with the dirt and the smell, right? the results of our experiment coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex. mr. mucus: to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. mr. mucus: oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours... just set aside a few tacos for me. man: forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. mr. mucus (to himself): wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero.
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a backup linebacker for the indianapolis colts a backup linebacker for the indianapolis colts has been charged with rape. josh mcnary has been with the team two seasons. he is a graduate of the u.s. military academy and played football there and a member of the national guard. his rape charge follows an alleged understand den in which a woman claims she and mcnary engaged in a fight before the alleged assault took place. in a statement his attorney says he denies the allegation and mcnary turned himself in to police last night. a new twist in another celebrity sex scandal. another woman has come forward saying she was sexually abused by bill cosby. >> these allegations are different here. may turn out to be the first to lead to criminal charges. >> reporter: this is bill cosby's newest accuser. 24-year-old chloe goins, the youngest of bill cosby's alleged victims.
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years lived with this secret. >> spencer alleghat bill cosby sexually client at "playboy" mansion in 2008. according to goins she was drugged when cosby gave her a drink. the next thing she remembers she wakes up naked in a she claims the comedian was licking her toes with his pants down touching himself. >> apparently mr. cosby feels brazen and confident enough in his action a's to make jokes at some of his shows about the 25-plus women that have now come forward. miss goins is certainly not joking. >> he said his client's allegations could be different from cosby's past accusers. he believes she's within california's statute of
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limitations, making her the only alleged victim that could pursue criminal charges. the final message from goins and her attorney encouraging any other potential victims to come forward. >> mr. cosby should and will be held accountable for what he's done. >> reporter: goins claims she never went back to the "playboy" mansion or saw or spoke to bill cosby again. the commercial you were not supposed to see. we'll show it to you. and a candid look at john that volume ta as he lets down his hair quite literally.
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that's up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news ntt2wlr=[bk@%o
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morning another possible departure from "the view." >> rosy perez. she joined "the view" about four months ago along with nicole wallace and could be leaving for od. she is in rehearsal fordway play. urces tell "variety" she won't be coming back because she's been struggling with the demands of the show. abc said that rosy's status with the show has not changed. next up, an enormous pay day for three of hollywood's top leading men for a commercial. >> not just any commercial, robert de niro and leonardo dicaprio starring in a martin scorsese directed short film and brad pitt is in it too.. >> may the best person for the part be the person in the pa i'm going to get this part. >> i'm going to get this part. ♪ >> here's the kicker. all three of those actors reportedly took home 13 million bucks each.
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the film's budget, a reported $70 million. i like that we both have the same budgets for our shows. >> budgets. the show has been on the air, what, 23 years, hadn't spent 13 million yet in the 23 years. >> are you sure? have you checked the auditing? >> i am certain of it. >> those pizzas add up. >> we will stick with high-priced talent. we have all had celebrity sightings but how many can say it was the celebrity that wanted to chat us up? >> not many. that's what reportedly happened to one fan working out at a planet fitness in florida at 3:00 a.m. john travolta is said to have approached this unidentified man striking up a friendly conversation and even taking this selfie with him without his hair spooes piece. . >> he has been known for friendly encounters. he chatted up an engaged couple
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at a bar, showed up at their wedding the next day. maybe a guy that had a heck of an experience with john travolta. >> not afraid. letting it hang loose. finally some news out of hollywood for avatar fans. >> the much-anticipated sequel to the 2009 blockbuster has now been pushed back to 2017. the reason they are filming three sequels simultaneously. itated than they first planned. speak ing of oscar, today is the day we find out who this year's nominees are. tune in later this morning on "good morning america," 8:30 eastern and 5:30 pacific. >> let's see who is blowing out the birthday candles today. >> topping the list, singer, dancer, comedian charo turns 64. cha cha cha. >> sorry. chad lowe, i have nothing but you are 47, no cha cha cha to go with you. >> is it cuchi-cuchi. been a long time. regina king turns 44. time. regina king turns 44. shake. firm, but not too firm. make eye contact...smile. ay,no! don't do that!
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♪ several months ago, the ceo of levis made the headlines we shouldn't wash your yeens ever. >> he said it is good for the jeans and the planet if you skip tossing them in the laundry >> reporter: last spring, the ceo of levis sparked a storm of media coverage by saying wash your jeans. >> these jeans are a year old and are yet to see a washing machine. i know that sounds disgusting. that is dirty. disgusting. >> reporter: me, i just really like the idea of doing less undry. so i bought a pair of levis after this happened and wore them once a week the last eight months, never washing them. to see if the no washing thing plays in the real world, i head back to the source, chip bergh the ceo of levis. >> what do you think of my
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jeans? >> they look awesome. >> and guess what he is wearing dirty jeans again, too. >> i suspect the last time they were washed, even hand washed was two years ago. >> reporter: two years ago? >> reporter: by not washing my jeans eight months, i saved an estimated 132 gallons of water. they did yellow a bit and that might be a birthday cake stain but i think they held up pretty well. >> have you really not washed those for eight months? >> there's a little bit of stains >> they look pretty clean. you must have been very careful. >> reporter: jonathon chung is a real denim aficionado and he said it isn't just good for the planet but good for your jeans. his tips, wash from in the inside. >> you are pushing the ketchup from the back out of the front on to the paper towel. >> reporter: levis is down with the occasional wash and i think this pair is ready for one, but i'm definitely washing them less these days and i have this heavy-hitter business guy to thank for that.
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i have done a fair number of ceo interviews and i have never looked at one where we looked at each other's butt so much. becky worldly, abc news, san francisco. >> she got to check out a ceo's butt. >> like she wasn't going to do that any way, becky. >> okay. levis ceo, note to self. >> this story for a lot of guys we don't think about it. >> i'm always doing your laundry -- i'd never do his laundry. >> guys we don't wash our jeans any way. this is nothing to us. >> i don't wash my dresses any way. no one seemed to notice. febreeze. >> we noticed. >> you noticed? >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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morning, terror plot. allegedly isis inspired with intent to kill. an american under arrest for planning to bomb the u.s. capitol overnight. parents are saying about the allegations. a major shake-up at the secret service. the embattled agency cleaning house. top leaders reassigned after a series of scandals and incidents including an armed intruder getting inside the white house. pet problem. authorities find a large alligator in a family's backyard that's been there for 40 years. historic climb. two americans complete their quest a climb many said was impossible. this morning hugs at the summit and new reaction from the climbers. g

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