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flooded creek near austin. she grabbed a tree branch and hung on until emergency crews pulled her to safety. the storm that hit texas is on the move barrelling east toward the gulf region bringing thunderstorms to tallahassee and delaying flights around atlanta with downpours. moves north later bringing snow to the 95 corridor. wet in the pacific northwest. >> 50s in portland. 30s in salt lake city minneapolis and boston. a banged up harry reid said he plans to seek re-election despite his recent accident. appearing with a bandage over his eye, reid said he is looking forward to surgery next week to reconstruct bones around his right eye and drain blood. the senate democratic leader -- oh look at him there, injured his eye and broke some ribs. on new year's day is when a piece of exercise equipment he was using broke. a high level meeting between
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mitt romney and jeb bush. the meeting is alleged to work out a deal so the two wouldn't run against each other. both sides said it was a cordial meeting. dreamworks animation says will cut 500 jobs by the end of the year. it is planning to reduce the number of films it produce annually from three to two. one of those will be an original the other a sequel. with the super bowl sunday just over a week away chicken wings, the sales of chickening wings are going through the roof. americans are expected to wolf down 1.25 million chicken wings. if we laid them out from seattle to massachusetts they would actually stretch back and forth 28 times. >> what is your super bowl food of choice? >> buffalo tofu. >> is that a real thing?
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>> actually my brother knows a good recipe. >> for buffalo tofu. it's a real thing. >> it is in our family. >> wow. >> i don't think the rest of america really cares but it really good. >> a jumping super bowl over here. >> we're coming to your house. >> chicken all over the place. i have a 2-year-old. she will be running around with both fists with chicken. >> you may remember the kid with the batman costume saved the city of san francisco. myles scott 5 years old. he is in remission from leukemia and the make a wish foundation set up his dream day. >> a documentary of that incredible day and it debuted this weekend at a film festival in utah. she is hoping to sell her work and says there's plenty of interest in it. so far nothing concrete. >> the film is called "bat kid." the wish heard around the world. good luck to her. her being dana knockman who was a produced when i worked in the
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san francisco area. it is a labor of love for good luck. the previews for j-lo's thriller and johnny depp's star studded drama. and making what major purchases without tell ing your spouse. what can be done about budget-busting infidelity among husbands and wives. the latest acquisitions next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. message for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your ratecrease for any reason. if you did not receive your information call this number now. your acceptance is guaranteed,
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police say that's when the brawl broke out and diamond, also known as screech fled the scene. new developments this the royal sex scandal involving prince andrew and then 17-year-old girl. >> yesterday we heard from the prince for the first time since being accused in the scandal. one that involves some powerful american men. abc's karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: prince andrew finally breaking his silence. >> i think i must for the record to refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks. >> reporter: he's talking about the allegations that back in 2001 with he had sexual encounters with a then 17-year-old girl. in a statement to abc news buckingham palace denied the claims. saying any suggestion of impropriety with minors is categorically untrue. >> reporter: prince andrew didn't go any further. >> i just wish to reiterate and to reaffirm the statements which
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have already been made on my behalf by bucking ham palace. my focus is on my work. >> reporter: a new court document gives more details on the alleged encounters between prince andrew and then 17-year-old. in a 220-page court filing virginia roberts seen here with him when she was 17 alleges she engaged in sexual activities he prince three times. roberts claims that prince andrews former friend epstein forced her in to having sex with the prince and many other powerful men including politicians and businessmen. she said the try strks t took place in new york city, the virgin islands when 17. >> there are legal for him. in the virgin islands and you are you are under 18 and have sex with someone more than five years older that is considered statutory rape.
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>> reporter: virginia roberts said she hopes that prince andrew will sit down with her lawyers under oath. t.j. reena. coming up unfaithful fiance. the eye-opening study that says millions of married americans are hiding their money from spouses. >> are husbands or wives more likely the cull sprit in you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this f
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♪ shocking just shocking results from a new poll about family finances. it shows millions of americans are hiding secret bank accounts or credit cards from tear partners. >> you can guess who's doing more of the hide something. >> women. >> men. yeah. not as bad as cheating but financial infidelity sure isn't good. >> i have to go. >> so go. >> reporter: when it comes to cheating in a marriage, there's this kind heating up showtime's "the affair" and then this kind of affair the financial kind. a new study by credit cards.com says millions of married americans are guilty of committing financial infidelity. according to the study, some 7 million americans have secret bank or credit card accounts their spouses know nothing about. the survey found men were more
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likely the ones to be doing the hide sfwlg when he first came up with it i was shocked. >> reporter: robert neil in california has been a secret saver for nearly 20 years. stashing overtime money he made behind his wife's back. >> winny didn't know how much i was bringing home. i just told her the taxes are really tough. >> reporter: winny's been a secret spendinger herself. her biggest hidden splurge this furniture in their living room. >> i should have been up front in saying okay what's your budget. >> reporter: kimberly foss says financial infidelity is more common than people think and if anything it is on the rise. >> red flags i look for missing or misdirected financial statements and the obvious one is if there is missing cash in the accounts. >> reporter: some couples have managed to make their money situation work like matthew and stephanie albright of texas who managed to stay honest about their finances despite having
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separate bank accounts. their secret -- >> split accounts you have to have good communication. >> i think it comes down to we both have a respect for each other. >> huh? >> yeah. >> do you make purchases? >> i have to say, i married a good man. he does not deprive me of. >> your little indulgences. >> he knows what i like. >> you don't have to hide anything. >> i don't. i don't feel like i have to hide anything usually. >> this is interesting. it is men -- now do men do it more because they are hiding accounts because they are also hiding affairs? >> oh interesting. that could be a reason why -- that just made it worse. that's like a double whammy. if i knew you were doing that i will smack you up side the head. >> i don't have secret accounts. i have secret e-mail addresses. >> he is joking. ladies and gentlemen, i sometimes have to defend his dignity.
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♪ well if you are caught up watching the oscar-nominated films or not interested we have a couple new movies opening today. >> thriller starring jennifer lopez called the boy next door. a forbidden attraction that gets out of control. she plays a mom who meets a boy. she is seduced in to a steamy affair with a teenager. serious problems arise when he is also a complete psycho. >> you have been avoiding me. >> what do you think? this is some kind of game we are playing here? this is real life. that's my home. you are doing things in front of my kid, in front of my husband. >> your cheating lying husband? >> okay. what's your plan? what do you think, what do you
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think? we're going to date? go on family vacations together? what do you think is going to happen here? >> the timing of the movie's release is some would say evidence that the boy next door is not exactly oscar bait but it doesn't mean it is not worth seeing. the village voice says it is built for dumb shrivelly sexed up pleasure and delivers. >> as torrid affairs gone wrong go this one's not juicy enough and way too predict able. >> is there a j-lo song? >> i don't know. >> i would tune if there is a song. >> i'm not sure. this next one features johnny depp at his quirky best or worst. you can decide. he plays charlie, a deb near broke aristocrat racing to find a missing painting. gwyneth paltrow, jeff gold blum all star alongside depp who must
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use his special charm to find what he's lookingfor. >> i suspect i may need to redecorate. >> room 326, overlooks the pool. >> all i must do is show up and i'm presented with a credit card. no wonder your company is in financial ruin. >> do you need help with your bags? >> no i do not need help with my bags. i have a ploody man servant. >> oh, it looks pretty funny. so far reviews have been rough. alphonso from the wrap notes while watching this caper i was reminded why movies like this are called souffles in the first place. and a perky buts of stainably unfin u funny heist caper. >> my goodness. >> that was a mouthful.
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this morning on "world news now," speaking out. new england patriots star quarterback insists he's no cheater. >> i feel like i have always played within the rules. >> reporter: new details about the deflated footballs and what we're learning from the nfl. record snowfall. major storm dumped a foot of snow on texas. the blustery conditions the nor'easter threatening millions this weekend an accu-weather's predictions. and later, tuned up. using technology to make cars with small engines sound super powered. i can easily imagine the day when you can change the sound of your car as easily as the ring tone on your phone. >> a virtual rumble putting excitement back in driving. it is friday, january 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning to you all on this friday. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. deflate-gate back again. this half hour we're going to kick it off there. we have heard from the patriots h, the quarterback, and we're no closer knowing how the footballs became under inflate sfwld the patriots seem to be shrugging their shoulders saying we don't know what's going on here. ryan smith spoke to some of them. >> reporter: football's golden boy grilled. >> obviously i'd like to know what happened as you all would too. >> reporter: tom brady bombard with espn's report 11 of the 12 balls his team used to beat the colts were under inflated. a violation of nfl standards that some call cheating. brady was asked point blank, are you a cheater. >> i don't believe so. i feel i have always played within the rules. >> reporter: brady is one of football's biggest stars both on the field and i off a. in his 13 seasons as starting quarterback with the patriots he has helped to make the team one of the most profitable in the
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league. leading them to the super bowl six times with three wins. patriots head coach bill belichik said brady picks the footballs he's going to play with. >> i have no knowledge whatsoever of this situation. tom's personal preferences on his footballs are something he can talk about in much better detail. >> reporter: brady then explained his pre-game ritual. >> you go through the process of breaking the balls in and getting comfortable with them. >> reporter: the balls in sunday's game were approved by a ref more than two hours before game time. experts say the only time they could have been deflated is the final minutes before kickoff or the sidelines. i wanted to see how long it could take to do just that. >> just like that. >> what's that. >> three, four seconds. >> reporter: brady said he had nothing to do with this and in the patriots locker room players say they can't distinguish between a regulation ball and regular one any way.
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can you tell the difference between a ball that is two pounds lighter. >> i don't know man. >> so you can't tell the difference. >> when you hold that ball can you tell a difference? >> no. >> reporter: tom brady says he has not been contacted about the deflate-gate issue despite the nfl saying they are investigating. when asked if tom brady will be questioned and who's been talked to so far the nfl telling us they are not commenting on the details of the review at this point. ryan smith, abc news foxboro massachusetts. >> you know what i find so surprising is the colts linebacker, remember the one 0 who said -- there was talk about him saying he knew the ball was deflated and that's what started the ball rolling on this. he came out and said no i didn't say that. it is totally false. >> this is silly season. this story is getting ridiculous. there is interest and intrigue but the ball did not have an impact on a 45-7 game. i know the integrity of the dpam is what with we are talking
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about here and tom brady, wow, yesterday he didn't come off so golden. first time you have seen him criticized to the point where people are questioning what's going on with this guy. those guys can tell. . any nfl quarterback touch that ball they can almost tell you how it is inflated to what percentage what pounds and all of that stuff. the golden boy. >> interesting. can. >> can do no wrong and now -- >> t.j.'s take this morning. woo! britain's prince andrew publicly denied allegations he had sex with an under aged teenager. the young woman virginia roberts says she was coerced in to having sex with the prince three times starting when she was 17. part of her evidence is this photo taken with the prince when she was 17. >> there's a new leader in saudi arabia this morning following the death of a close u.s. ally king abdullah. the king's half brother has taken over at the palace. abdullah who was 90 is remembered for his efforts to
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modernize saudi arabia and a key figure in the u.s. fight against al qaeda. abdullah's death led to 2.5% jump in oil prices. some describe it as a knee-jerk reaction and expect fuel prices to go lower. saudi arabia is facing a major deficit because of falling oil prices. also in the middle east the president of yemen has quit under pressure sending the country in to deeper chaos. the resignation of the leader and his cabinet complicates efforts in the fight against al qaeda rebels have been holding him captive in his home. he is expected to take control. the u.s. embassy is open but staffing is cut. the crash of airasia flight 8501 and the disappearance of the malaysian airlines airliner have led to possible aviation changes in the u.s. the feds want to make it easier to track passenger jets. abc's david kerley has the details. >> reporter: out on the southern indian ocean these ships are
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still searching for pla malaysia 370, one of iation's greatest mysteries. after that frustratingly long search for the wreck of the air yaz airasia jet. a new plan aims to keep this from happening again to a jet flying over water. they want them to submit their location more often so rescue crews have a maller area to search or equipped with a recorder when something goes wrong. the fuselage easier to find. this as we are learning happened in the airasia flight 8501 and the chaos in the cockpit. one unnamed source quoted in the french press said there were so many alarms that the jet was in essence screaming at the pilots. one serious alarm. >> stalled, stalled. >> reporter: the indonesians say
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the jetliner climbed three time faster beyond its capabilities and probably stalled falling in to the sea. these efforts to fly planes more easily are recommendations. even if they are adopted it could be years before the technology shows up in jetliners. david kerley abc news, washington. colorado man has died after spending more than 30 minutes under water in an icy lake. he had been riding a small atv, grooming the lake's surface for a charity ice event. when he plunged through the water rescue workers arrived quickly but it took hours to pull him and the vehicle to the surface. people in the texas panhandle are digging out from a foot of snow. the powerful storm broke records in the amarillo area leaving everyone inch of the area covered in white. plows cleared things quickly and kept accidents to a minimum. classes and flights were cancelled in el paso which was buried under five inches of
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snow. a fairly rare sight along the mexican border. it could be a dangerous weekend in the northeast. justin has the latest. good morning. >> the southeast looking rather stormy here as we close out the workweek. showers expected, a couple of thunderstorms over northern florida and georgia along interstate 10. heavy rain. northbound atlanta looking at downpours as well. as the rain goes north and east. friday in to friday night it will encounter cooler temperatures. we are concerned about snow. potential for several inches along 95 north of d.c. to boston. reena and t.j. back to 0 you. house republicans passed a bill broadening federal restrictions on abortions and did it as thousand s of anti-abortion activists marched in washington on an important anniversary. 42 years ago the supreme court legalized abortion. the new bill will ban federal funds for paying for aborgs a measure that president obama promises to veto.
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a woman in san diego had a good fright after she was attacked by a coyote while jogging. janet says she was out on her normal route wednesday morning when she felt something bite her leg. she look ed down and there's the coyote gnawing away. she looks at the animal about the size of a german shepherd and would not let go. >> i was screaming and yelling, waving my hands, tries to make as much noise as possible and he would pause and then keep running. >> eventually the coyote ran off in to a canyon. she got medical attention including rabies shots. wildlife officials are looking for ways to remove the coyote from the neighborhood good luck. a remarkable special delivery. it happened in southern california. we guess you can call it all in the family. >> the family, you are seeing them. their new son maverick. maverick was delivered by dr. barry may. >> the remarkable park dr. may delivered maverick and kevn in october 1984 and he delivered
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brianna in april 1986. >> the doctor delivered 10,000 babies starting in 1968 but he said the fliesh mans are the first father mother son combination. >> with 10,000 babies he's delivered he said it is impossible to remember everyone's name but remembers these two and their parents. >> he will remember maverick. fans of "top one gts apparently. coming up in the mix, talking about these deflated footballs. people are having fun with this. see who's making light of the patriots situation. couples who get married and then see each other later. love follows, the bold experiment and how the couples are getting along a year after the wedding. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by swiffer wet jet. m like a big bear and he's my little cub. this little guy is non-stop. he's always hanging out with his friends.
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♪ oh the joys of falling in love finding the one, eventually getting hitched. >> knock yourself out. how's this story going to end? >> what if you abandon the entire process of the so-called relationship process and let a relationship guru decide for you? >> what's the fun in that. >> we have heard of love at sight but what about marriage at first sight. we are "up all nightline" with abc's linz sip janice. >> reporter: three beautiful brides getting ready to walk down the aisle. >> i'm scared. >> reporter: and in to the arms of their waiting groom. >> let's do this. >> reporter: everything is perfect. the dresses, the flowers, the champagne, but there's just one catch -- >> i think i just made the worst decision of my life. >> reporter: they are about to marry someone they have never
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met. >> pleasure to 0 meet you. nice to meet you. >> the brides and total strangers. >> do you take vaughn copeland to be your husband? >> reporter: and their first words to each other. >> i do. >> i do. >> i do. >> yes. >> reporter: these six brave souls agree to this extreme social experiment last march for the reality show "married at first sight." allowing four self-proclaim relationship experts to find their perfect match. after five weeks, the couples have a choice to get a divorce or stay together. >> i want to stay married. >> i want to spend the rest of my life with you. >> we have decided to a divorce. >> reporter: for the two couples who stayed married the cameras never stopped rolling. a newspinoff show showcases their first year of marriage. back on their big day, 32-year-old doug henner and
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jamie otis weren't seeing eye to eye and the days after that -- no honeymoon. the two decided to tough it out, even moving to a new home, hoping they'd fall in love. >> it has to be hard to hear, i'm not in love with you. he's like have you ever been in love with someone in a month. give it time. >> sorry, lady. this is mommy and daddy time. >> reporter: for jamie and doug love did eventually blossom. >> i love it. >> reporter: the marriage is going so well that jamie may be getting carried away. >> making the money so we can have a baby. >> yeah. you are really in to this whole baby thing, huh? >> you are not? >> i mean eventually. >> reporter: for now, doug just wants to spend time with his new wife. >> weh want kids. i would rather have that strong foundation first before we introduce, you know a baby in
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to the mix. >> yeah. >> reporter: turns out, what they needed was patience. and invaluable guidance from the show's relationship experts. something maybe we could all use. i'm linzie janis in new york. >> did you know jamie was on season 16 of "the bachelor" with ben and labelled as having one of the most awkward kisses on the show. thank you. >> she's the bachelorette? >> he's the bachelor. she's trying to win his heart and this is one of the most awkward kisses. >> that's how your win his heart. i don't remember this moment. >> i don't either. >> he was the bachelor? >> yeah. season 16. >> when was that? like in the '70s or something. >> we with should say "married at first sight" marys on fyi network which is partially owned by disney abc. coming up in the next half hour thieves in your home but this one already has keys to
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your home. real estate agent stealing from a house they were supposed to be showing. and could the rumble from your car's engine be a fake and why? you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> ann
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something missing with the more efficient engines is the noise. >> the vroom, vroom hasn't disappeared but it is not coming from your engen. >> not >> vroom, david wright explains. >> reporter: nothing more american than that sound. >> it is a great performer. >> reporter: deep dark growl of the v-8 engine. from the muscle cars that inspired "the beach boys. ♪ she's real fine my 409 ♪ >> reporter: or the ones that catapulted the likes of steve mcqueen. but it turns out many modern cars are faking it. these this is the 2015 mustang, an eco-boost turbo four cylinder with an eight cylinder sound. in other words, a green car that sounds like a gas guzzler. close your eyes now and compare that sound to think '69 mustang.
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can you tell the difference? it is a fete of audio, not auto engineering and a lot of cars are doing it. hollywood engineer peter brown did the sound for the "fast and furious" movies and the nissan leaf. >> they wanted it to sound fast and furious and wanted hollywood's input. you have electric razor. >> reporter: the result a sound not from the engine but the car's speakers. >> i can imagine the day where you could change the sound in your car as easily as the ring tone on your phone. >> mus tands milwaukee mach one. >> detroit seems to be betting that most of us like the sound of the muscle. david wright abc >> guys have been doing this a long time. you can go to auto shop and pick up something -- [ laughter ] >> that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything.
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. in "the mix" now with another version. sit back and enjoy. these guys take nfl players and the things they are saying and dub in some other sound. but it looks like these guys are actual ly saying these words. the greatest lip syncing you have ever seen. listen to this. >> once this prince came from syria and he lived with peaceful monkeys outside of his aunt's cabin and they had a sheep dog called pock sew sinbad. ♪ all i know is i know this is the bad guy. this is the good one. >> so what you are saying if you don't like her then you buy a girl a second hand handbag? >> okay. these guys are doing this for years. it is fantastic. look them up. they do this lip dub and looks like these guys are saying this >> that's a football game i'd watch. deflate-gate now hitting the australian open. can you believe it thanks to john mcenroe for tweeting with out this picture.
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he said in a tweet yesterday by himself, he is saying uh-oh, apparently a giant tennis ball was roped off. it had the hashtag u.s. open on it and i it would have been a great symbol for the u.s. open. people are laughing at it. >> all anyone is talking about right now. >> it's a joke. time now for a little polka. from sub culture arts. ♪ the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ tapes that roll in way too slow ♪ it is late at night and you are wide awake and you are not wearing pants so grab your "world news now" and everybody dance. have some fun be a pal every anchor guy and gal do the world news polka.
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this this morning on "world news now," extreme weather. the miserable winter storm that dumped a foot of snow in texas taking aim at the southeast before turning northern the star quarterback questions. the tom brady of the new england patriots cheat? the star athlete's comments and the investigation in to deflated footballs. sex scandal, britain's prince andrew speaks publicly for the first time about allegations he had sex with an under aged teenager. the latest allegations. and later in how glee singer lee lea michele is giving new meaning to "let it go" >> did she find this blockbuster song really sickening. it is january 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we're talking about "let it go." we can't wait to get to the lea michele story. >> can we? >> i'm interested in more details about it. >> you might be saying -- i might not say that later.
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talking weather. this will be a heck of a weekend. the powerful winter storm is making a beeline for the east coast. it unleashed blinding snow on the texas panhandle. heavy snow forced schools and office buildings to shut down from amarillo to el paso. here's more from abc's ted rowland. >> reporter: millions of americans getting slammed by snow and ice. it's the worst storm of the season for some areas of the south. nearly a foot of snow falling in parts of new mexico and texas. in houston, the fog so thick drivers barely able see. on the roads across the region it is white-knuckle driving. >> it was horrible. i hate this weather. >> as the temperature drops i'll be in the house. >> reporter: as the southern storm moves east it is expected to bring heavy rain to georgia and florida. by friday night, the system is expected to move up the coast to the carolinas brings ice and snow to the northeast. >> it's going to be a big rain
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producer across the southeast. then as the storm intensifies off the northeast coast of the united states that's when the snow accumulations pick up, especially in southern new england. >> reporter: preparations are underway in many areas, warning drivers about the approaching storm. >> just take it easy and just take your time. >> reporter: ted rowlands, abc news los angeles. the same storm system is dumping heavy rain along the gifl coast and triggering dangerous flooding in texas. a woman had to be rescued after her suv was swept away to a flooded creek. this is near austin. she grabbed to tree branch and hung on for dear life until emergency crews pulled her to safety. a storm system that pounded texas brings downpours and airport delays to atlanta. thunderstorms in the gulf region rain and snow showers in the great lakes. storms move in to the pacific northwest. fog in california's central valley. >> as far as the temperatures go, 50s seattle, kansas city and dallas 40s. 30s minneapolis, chicago, new
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york and boston before this weekend's nor'easter. the huge fire that raged through a luxury apartment complex in neen labelled an accident. investigators say it was ignited by building maintenance workers who wore doing plumbing repairs. fire was smoldering 24 howevers after it started. everyone made it out alive. some tenants, though are devastated after losing their pets. >> the captain of the fire department had to drag me out of there because i wouldn't leave my cats. >> dragged her out last minute because she wouldn't leave her cats and her cats are dead. >> reporter: 1,000 people have been displaced by the fire. the building is still smoldering this morning, 24 hours after the fire started. two people remain unaccounted for after the mansion fire in maryland. two more bodies were removed what what is left of the house yesterday. investigators would not say whether they were the bodies of adults or children. the medical examiner has not
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identified the victims. four children ranges in ages 6 to 8 and their grandparents are believed to have died. saudi arabia's king abdullah passed away at the age of 90. his half brother has taken over the leadership role. the white house announced last night vice president biden would lead the u.s. delegation to saudi arabia for the memorial. the mother of one of the jnz hostages held by isis is making a last-minute plea for his life. the mother of the journalist pleaded with the japanese government to save her son. the captors said the two hostages would be killed today unless a $200 million ransom was met. the government spokesperson says japan has been trying to reach hostages -- excuse me, those who are holding the hostages. britain's prince andrew is on the defensive over allegations he had sex with a teenager. he addressed those allegations during a trip to switzerland. >> reporter: an embattled prince andrew under tremendous pressure speaking out about the sex
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scandal engulfing him. >> i think must and for the record refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks. >> reporter: those events allegations in u.s. federal court by virginia roberts. she says she was coerced in to having sex with the prince three times starting when she was 17, all denied by palace officials. >> i just wish to reiterate and reaffirm the statements which have already been made on my behalf by buckingham palace. my focus is on my work. >> reporter: the public focus on this he said/she said dispute and her evidence this photo from 2001 in london. roberts 17 at the time with prince andrew. she said they had sex that night. flight logs that list roberts on private flights to the three locations where she said her sexual encounters happened.
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billionaire jeffrey epstein, a convicted sex offender whose plea bargained to one year in jail roberts wants overturned. for virginia roberts, now a wife and mom of three in colorado, this is far from over. in court documents she issued a stark challenge to prince andrew, swear on your oath that you are innocent. terry moran, abc news, davos, switzerland. the new england patriots will be back at practice today with the deflate-gate controversy showing no signs of ending. yesterday coach bill belichik didn't help matters much. he denied responsibility for letting the air out of the footballs ahead of the afc title game victory. his 8 1/2 minute statement was followed by three minutes of no explanation how the balls were deflated. when it was the golden boy's turn, tom brady, pretty much the same stuff. >> i didn't alter the ball in any way. i would never do anything to break the rules. as far as the scandal goes, ady said i think there's a
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lot of people that have a lot more information than me. he also said the nfl -- this part really threw some people off -- the nfl has not even contacted him about the footballs yet. okay. nascar's most recognizable driver said he has one more season left in him. jeff gordon number 24 says this year will be his last in nascar but he won't say he's retiring. the 43-year-old gordon is third on nascar's all-time win list. he's been nascar champion four times since debuting in 1992 and he is widely credited with helping the nascar's appeal to a wider audience. so social media went crazy when tennis star bouchard was asked for and gave a twirl during a post match interview to show off the outfit at the australian open. some are calling the request from a male interviewer sexist and some are asking whether a man would be asked to do the same thing. bouchard called it unexpected
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and said it was funny. and my coanchor is having tourette's on the anchor set. >> it is fine. >> would you do me a favor and do a twirl? >> i don't have a problem doing a twirl for you. >> stand up. let's see the full ensemble. in the situation with we are talking about here, she's seen as the new young hot thing. really, in the tennis world and elsewhere, as a sex symbol thing. >> write this down, new young hot thing. >> yes, she is and the outfits they wear a lot of the tournaments now -- it's about fashion these days. you see what some of the williams sisters wear. they are fashionable outfits. what if a woman would have asked her to do a twirl? >> i don't think a woman would >> the twirl is too much. >> thank you for your twirl this
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morning. >> people in -- >> there are a lot of women who tweet about you and i'm sure they appreciate your twirl this morning. >> i shouldn't asked to twirl either. why are you asking me to twirl? >> because you are on the side of the twirl. >> i wasn't supporting the twirl. >> you weren't supporting twirl. >> i would never ask that young lady to do that. are you crazy. are you crazy. no way. >> that's what the controversy is. >> absolutely not. >> thank you. glad we clarified. >> we're going to come back to this story after the break. people in colts country having a ball with deflate-gate scandal and poking fun at the patriots. everybody is right now. indianapolis radio station is making a public appeal asking listeners to drop off partially inflated blow up toys. they have received blanket monkeys, fish and balls. they are planning to send them to the patriots headquarters. that is funny. coming up in "the skinny,"
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a couple of geniuses in houston are under arrest. they are accused of stealing an ipad and took selfies which were up loaded to the owners ipad. waving thousands in cash they say they got after a good night's hustle. thanks to that technology and these two idiots it did not take long for the police to track them down. >> never ceases to amazing me. technology seems to be catching thieves allll of kinds these days not just burglars breaking in to your home. >> a real estate agent caught on home security taking things from a home she was supposed to be showing. this is not the first time we have seen this happen. abc's linzie janis reports. >> reporter: she may look at home but police say the woman rifling through this pantry is virginia realtor sara reeves allegedly using her easy access
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to this upscale home to steal prescription drugs. they say reeves takes the bottle in to the kitchen, pouring the pain medicine in to her own container and then putting the bottle back. surveillance video also capturing this possible clue -- reeves walks in wear withing a coat and hat, but only puts on those yellow gloves once she's inside. those gloves preventing fingerprints maybe, but not preventing reeves from being caught red handed by the homeowners. >> you trust the people that come in to your house and it was just shocking. >> reporter: they say they just installed cameras after some jewelry went missing during an open house. >> i called the police department and it was highly illegal activity she was involved in. >> reporter: reeves now charged with felony possession of a narcotic and larceny and she's not the only realtor accused of behaving badly. >> realtor accused of a dust despicable crime.
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>> reporter: these agents caught on camera stealing jewelry in arizona and pilfering, yep, prescription drugs in florida. so how do you make sure your realtor is less like these guys and more like, well, "modern family's" >> i have been in your house when you are not at home. no, i'm not a burglar. i'm a realtor. >> reporter: experts say check with other customers. were they happy? then research on-line. look for reviews on zillow and yelp. but what about other realtors like reeves who wa listing agent for the home? experts say consider asking your agent to be present at all showings. a trusted set of eyes to prevent a scene like this. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> i have never had to sell a house but never thought about the other real estate agents, too. >> absolutely. >> i would put cameras in every single room if i was listing a home. let me tell you. >> a lot of people recommend you do so. >> okay.
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now we learn that. how lea michele let it go on the set of "glee". also another superstar duet for lady ga gachlt "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny. a beloved song be so many
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but how could it have made the star of "glee" sick. >> a lot of people are saying it made them sick by this point. "let it go." you may have heard of it. jimmy kimmel with lea michele who said she had a tough time on the set. >> she looked in to the falling snow and got some stuck in her throat and had to throw up. she admitted the day didn't start off well for her and she wasn't feeling her best but she recovered and got a good take in t before the crew captured her nauseous moment and slo-moed it for her. we don't have that video. >> we don't unfortunately. it is impossible to get sick of the song. >> i'd say so. i'm not over it yet and i work here at disney. we have to listen to it. we walk in the front door and the song is playing. let's move on to another singer making waves in the business for her unusual appearance on stage.
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you know her. this is one song i'm close to throwing up because of the song itself but there is a version in that plays in the studio that you all don't know about, chandelier. her new hit "last ic features the same young dancer from the chandelier video. she is seen with shia buff in the controversial video. the word she might be replaced. >> it is because of a tweet. it reads parents and guardians, if you have an l.a.-based 8 to 12-year-old who wants to be on tv with me, send me videos of them lip syncing "elastic heart." >> we'll see. >> a lot of people are curious. >> i know you are. can i submit a video even if i'm not age 12? >> try it, why not? >> lady gaga has been busy letting us see a softer side.
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she's been showing her vocal chops most recently with legendary tony bennett but could there be a new collaborator the horizon adele is busy working on an album. we got a hint who she is recording with. she posted a selfie with the caption nothing like a wednesday night bro-down with the beautiful adele. >> you see adele holding her laptop but sadly not much info out there. we only hope it is true. while we may have to wait for new music from gaga and adele we have been blessed with a new track from grammy award-winning crooner michael bolton. he partnered with american greetings for a personalized e-card. you can purchase it for your friends in case posting a simple happy birthday on their facebook page isn't enough. hit it, michael.
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>> how quickly things can change over a potential conspiracy. millions demanding to know who was responsible for the air pressure or lack thereof in the new england patriots footballs. here's the "friday rewind." >> martin luther king was shot for the work he did. knowing that is very humbling. >> you feel the jewish community is being targeted now? >> of course it is. >> you now have 72 hours to pressure your government in making a wise decision. >> we have seen in the past that isis has carried through on their threats like this to execute hostages so the outlook is obviously quite grim. >> got a military age male on a cell phone watching the cowboy, over. >> people still have very passionate and polarized opinions about the rightness of going to war in iraq, whether or
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not celebrating sniper killing is something that we should be doing. >> the shadow of crisis has past and the state of the union is strong. >> many families feel they are working harder and harder with less and less to show for it. >> despite the clear differences that remain between our countries, the united states and cuba can find opportunities to advance our mutually shared interest. >> she told me she had a child, and all of that good stuff. she said i'm 18. i'm not lying to you. i said all right. she had fake i.d. she showed me. she had a job and stuff. she showed me. >> i think i heard it all about this point. it's ridiculous. >> becaue dominant team of this era there are people that think it taints their legacy going forward. >> here i am won the most important game of our season,
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and right in front of your eyes your life -- somebody that's in danger. some things out there that's more important. >> our look back doesn't end here. don't forget to check out our facebook page. in case you missed it, the me most memorable from the past week, some funny, some strange.most memorable from the past week, some funny, some strange. strange, really? >> i need to look back myself. we have a lot of strange moments what do you call them? >> adorable. >> there it is. you can check out our adorable moments on-line. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. news now" informing insomniacs for two decade cans.
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making news in america this morning, super scandal. surround deflated footballs. the patriots quarterback, tom brady and the coach, bill
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belichick talking about the controversy. extreme weather. a massive storm sweeping across the country leaving nearly a foot of snow in some places. the latest track showing where it's headed next. high drama on the high seas. a helicopter pushing fishermen to their rescue with the ship sinking fast. a dad losing his cool on the sidelines, smashing the glass. what set him off? hey there, good morning, everybody. the clock is ticking toward next sunday's super bowl. the patriots getting the

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