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this morning on "world news now" -- homeland terror alert. the latest isis threat. >> first it was new york's times square. now isis threatening to take aim at another new york landmark. and even the white house. the fbi's message to america and the terrorists. female bomber. disturbing new details about the woman in france surrounded by police who blew herself up. what she said moments before her death. security alert. warnings to airline passengers as the thanksgiving travel season starts today. the longer lines and important advice before you take a trip. and later, the sound of 1965. ♪ from the beatles to the rolling stones to bob dylan. how rockers 50 years ago gave america a brand new beat that is still making an impact today. it's a "world news now" special report on this friday november
20th. ♪ how we get around >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. it is friday. i'm reena ninan. we're back on our regular desk. >> back on our regular desk after celebrating gma's 40th anniversary on the other desk. we have a stranger that's here with us. >> the gang's all reunited. >> the gang's all back. >> and brian's hand. >> yes. nice to have you back, brian. and it's good to be back. >> it's been a week of heartbreaking news. really intense. we're going to begin actually with the latest threat against the homeland following the paris attacks. isis vowing to unleash a new wave of terror on u.s. soil. >> and this time they're zeroing in on the white house, promising to turn it black with fire. the fbi chief says propaganda videos are not credible intelligence, but dozens of suspected radicals across the country are now under tight scrutiny. our coverage begins with abc's
megan hughes. >> reporter: how can u.s. law enforcement ensure the carnage and chaos in paris isn't repeated here? the fbi director assured the public. >> we are not aware of any credible threat here of a paris-type attack. >> reporter: but he followed with this. >> the threat here focuses primarily on troubled souls in america who are being inspired or enabled online to do something violent for isil. >> reporter: the feds are now intensely monitoring dozens of people who have been radicalized without leaving the united states. there are currently terror investigations in all 50 states. more than 900 total. >> we are operating around the clock. as we have since 9/11 and even before. >> reporter: they're concerned someone will try a copycat attack after consuming isis propaganda. the latest isis video threatens the isis will turn black with fire. another recent video shows a suicide bomber preparing for an attack followed by images of
times square and herald square. new york mayor bill de blasio says that video is old footage, people need stay calm. the fbi director reports they are seeing fewer and fewer cases of americans being recruited to join isis overseas. reena, kend snis. >> all right, megan, thank you. we are getting new details this morning about the mastermind of the paris attacks killed in that raid in france this week. abdelhamid abaaoud was identified by his fingerprints. french investigators say he was behind four other plots that were foiled in paris earlier this year. abaaoud was a moroccan-born belgian citizen who bragged about slipping in and out of europe undetected. >> when they cross at those border points, eu passport holders are not always checked very carefully. >> until three days ago french authorities thought abaaoud was still in syria. they believe he and his terror cell were about to strike yet again. we're learning more about that female suicide bomber who blew herself up as police closed in.
family and friends say that not long ago the young woman had shown no interest in religion. they say she only began wearing the traditional veil a month ago. abc's matt gutman is outside paris. [ explosion ] >> reporter: that blast spitting flame and debris from the fourth story. french authorities say detonating that bomb, 26-year-old hasna aitboulahcen, who became europe's first female suicide bomber. she'd holed up there on the fourth floor with her cousin, the man french authorities call the mastermind behind friday's attacks. that's her in a niqab. police raiding her mother's home in this gritty suburb north of paris. that's her mother and brother, bundled into a cruiser. but moments before that blast in this audio obtained by abc news you can hear s.w.a.t. teams screaming at a woman to get her hands in the air. moments later aitboulahcen would
detonate that suicide vest. acquaintances in this gritty neighborhood tell us that before she became radicalized she was not at all devout, she would wear tight western clothing and had even earned the nickname cowboy hat for the type of hat she used to wear. matt gutman, abc news, in the outskirts of paris. for a fifth straight night protesters are parked in front of a minneapolis police precinct angry over sunday's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by two officers. the unrest has sparked a new war of words. the police chief calling the protesters anarchists and saying that the violence that broke out on wednesday night will not be tolerated going forward. civil rights leaders are pleading police to act with restraint and demanding a federal investigation into the shooting. the florida man who landed his gyrocopter on the capitol lawn is expected to enter a plea deal today. his lawyer says douglas hughes will plead guilty to orpth tper the aircraft without a license, which is a felonyat offense coue by three years in prison but
it's unlikely hughes will serve that given the deal with prosecutors. also happening today, the start of the busy thanksgiving travel season. more than 25 million passengers will head to the nation's airports over the next 12 days. and because of security concerns here's what the tsa wants you to do. get to the airport two hours before your flight. next sunday when everyone heads home that's expected to be the busiest travel day. the least busiest day, thanksgiving itself. >> who knew that? all right. so travel for the masses can be tough, as you know. but if you're a celebrity it's going to get a lot easier. one of the nation's busiest airports, a new special terminal for the rich and famous. at l.a.x. has been approved. it would allow famous people to avoid the public on their way to first class. a temporary facility will be operational within six months while the permanent terminal is constructed. >> hashtag 1 percent. >> it's tough. first world problems. being out there with the public. speaking of, which i've got
something for christmas that i'd like. the world's second largest diamond ever. >> diamonds again. >> it was discovered in southern africa -- come on. is that real? it looks like a piece of ice. >> holy -- wow. it is the biggest diamond found in the past 100 years. it is here. 1,111 carats. roughly the size of a baseball. canadian mining company lucara unearth td in the landlocked company of botswana. >> so they say this is the largest diamond recovered since 1905. '05. like zero five. and that's when the legendary cullinan diamond was dug up in south africa. >> i don't know. >> size of an orange. >> i'd rather buy a house. >> it's worth 150 million. not bad. coming up in the mix, the sixth grade superstar so talented that she wants to play with the guys in the nba. >> also ahead the vibe of 1965. 50 years ago the beatles, rolling stones and bob dylan
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neighborhood, you probably are not going to assume something good about that dog and you're probably going to put your children out of the way. it doesn't mean you that hate all dogs by any stretch of the imagination. >> reporter: earlier president obama said refugees face more thorough security screening than any other foreign visitors to the u.s. >> the idea that somehow they pose a more significant threat than all the tourists who pour in to the united states every single day just doesn't jibe with reality. >> reporter: but in a rebuke to the president the house overwhelmingly passed a bill that would effectively reduce the flow of refugees. further complicating the issue, news that at a texas border crossing two syrian families including four young children arrived to seek asylum, prompting this from donald trump on instagram. >> they're going to be pouring in. we don't know who they are. could be isis. we need a new president fast. >> reporter: while the debate over refugees rages here in the
united states, in france president hollande says his country will continue to welcome some 30,000 syrian refugees because it's "a humanitarian duty." jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. and just last night on french tv the prime minister of france was saying that the terrorists used the refugee crisis as an excuse, as a way goat into france, but yet that country still plans to is he accept refugees. >> he this made a big point of announcing they're not going to be deterred to bring in refugees. obviously the white house making it very clear this week that they want to continue with the refugee process and they say it's a heavily vetted process. not everybody buying that but that's what they're saying. coming up in our next half hour, the great gmo debate. the federal government approving the first genetically modified fish for americans to eat. would you eat this, kendis? >> i don't know. >> the pros and cons of scientifically engineering our food and what it could mean for our health and our planet. but first, as the american
♪ papa's got a brand new bag ♪ you're digging this. >> yeah. of course that's the godfather, or many kids my generation would say that's the person that eddie murphy played on "snl." james brown. papa's got a brand new bag. that's one of the early hits from the pioneering performer and music legend. and on sunday night of course we know music's current stars will come together for the american music awards hosted by j. lo.
>> can't miss j. lo. but before we celebrate the best after theists and songs of 2015 we're taking it way back. 1965. when artists like james brown and the beatles laid the groundwork for the sounds of today. so for a celebration a half century in the making we turn to who else, our music guru bruno del granato. bruno, good morning to you. >> hi, reena and kendis. it was a monumental year for music's most iconic acts. with the world rapidly changing and in the 50 years since then how we listen to music has certainly changed, but what we listen to can all be traced back to one very special year. 1965. a turning point in american history. the civil rights movement marching toward freedom and equality. ♪ to my lord ♪ and be free the first combat troops arrive in vietnam. and a british invasion giving birth to a stadium concert tour.
>> i think it makes us less nervous playing to a big crowd than a little crowd because if you're playing to a little crowd they're going to hear what you're playing. >> reporter: four mop-topped english lads kicking it all off at new york's shea stadium. >> here are the beatles! ♪ >> reporter: their short half hour set was most lly drowned o by screaming fans. ♪ twist and shout this beatles concert has become a milestone in the history of rock music. ♪ oh, oh fab four soaked in the sounds of america while on tour. drawing from the soul of motown. ♪ before you break my heart the folk rock of bob dylan. ♪ ♪ i wish they all could be california ♪ and the harmonies of the beach boys to create the album that marked a turning point in their
sound. ♪ he's a real nowhere man ♪ sitting in his nowhere land "rubber soul." ♪ making all his nowhere plans for nobody ♪ and you can't forget about those other british bad boys. the stones. releasing one of the greatest rock songs of all time. "satisfaction." ♪ i can't get no ♪ satisfaction the lyrics deemed too sexually suggestive by bbc, but it still hit number one on both sides of the atlantic. now it sits in the library of congress, and 50 years later remains their most popular song at their sold-out shows. ♪ i can't get no "rolling stone" magazine ranks it at number 2 on their list of greatest songs ever made. ♪ hey, hey, hey number one on that list, also a product of 1965, bob dylan's
anthem of change, "like a rolling stone." that summer the heir to the folk music throne committing blasphemy and outraging his disciples by plugging in at the newport folk festival and going electric. ♪ once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime ♪ ♪ didn't you that night dylan split the '60s in half. ♪ how does it feel ♪ how does it feel music and popular culture would never be the same. >> the one and only james brown! >> reporter: also that summer james brown, the godfather of soul, pushing music into the future with "papa's got a brand new bag." ♪ ain't no drag ♪ papa's got a brand new bag the invention of funk. paving the way for hip-hop and modern r&b.
it was brown's breakout moment, creating a brand new groove for generations to come. and a bunch of upstarts named the who made their debut with the album "my generation." ♪ just because we get around laying the groundwork for punk rock and heavy metal with their aggressive title track and lyrics "i hope i die before i get old." ♪ hope i die before i get old marking a complete paradigm shift. the radical birth of a new wav h of life. >> and in the midst of this groundswell of change bands like pink floyd, the doors, the guess who, jefferson airplane, and the grateful dead all born in 1965. so as lennon and mccartney wrote that very year, "i know i will never lose affection for people and things that went before." reena and kendis, back to you. >> thank you so much, bruno. >> so cool to look back at the time capsule. >> for a lot of people they remember those songs from commercials.
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this morning on "world news now" -- threatening america. could isis be taking aim at the white house? and major attractions in new york. the latest terror messages and a response from the fbi. extreme weather. the first major snowfall of the season hitting the middle of the country as the holiday travel season begins. the blustery predictions from accuweather. and new this half hour, a consumer alert about a dinner table staple. >> but first, genetically modified salmon approved by the fda. the outcry from critics who call this fish frankenfish. hello. later in "the skinny." to adele's decision as her new album is released there's one place you will not be able to find it. could fans be saying hello to disappointment? it's friday november 20th. ♪ for everything i've done