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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
♪ when i call you never >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you, and you will appreciate that ear worm all day long because it's been in my ear. that song "hello." you can't say good-bye to it, at no point. it is a very good song. and a great album. i listened to it. it's pretty good. >> she's so great. she's a national treasure for england. >> yes. and for us. we'll adopt her. of course we're going to get started with the serious news of the day. >> yeah. we're going to start off with america's landmarks in the crosshairs. a third chilling message from isis since the deadly attacks in paris. >> this time the terror group is threatening to destroy the white house. the nation's top law enforcement officials are assuring the public there is no credible threat but they're keeping a close eye on suspected extremists across the country. more now from abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: the isis threat here at home take an alarming turn. three separate terror videos
threatening the u.s. in as many days. the newest promising to turn the white house black with fire. >> we are operating around the block to uncover and disrupt any plots. >> reporter: the concern, a paris copycat attack here in the u.s. the feds now monitoring dozen of high-risk radicals consuming isis propaganda. isis also warning of an impending attack in new york city in this video, showing a suicide bomber gearing up for jihad as shots of times square and herald square flash on screen. the nypd claiming the video of landmarks is old and there's no specific plot. patrols already stepped up in the wake of the paris attacks. the nypd says they have 1,500 counterterrorism officers. >> mayor, what would you tell americans who heard about this isis video showing times square and are now scared to come to new york city? >> don't let the terrorists win. don't be intimidated by terrorists who are trying to change our way of life. >> reporter: right now there are terror investigations in all 50 states. more than 900 total. it's a daunting task for law
enforcement. when they do find a borderline suspect, federal officials tell abc news round-the-clock surveillance on that suspect takes at least 30 agents. all of this while isis pumps out 90,000 social media messages a day. the fbi saying now is not a time to fear but to be vigilant. sources tell abc news that as of yet the nypd has not changed their security plans for the thanksgiving day parade or the new year's eve celebration here in times square. tom llamas, abc news, new york. well, we're learning more about the female suicide bomber who blew herself up during the police raids outside paris. her friends say that 26-year-old hasna aitboulahcen led a life of drugs, alcohol, and sex until she found islam. they say she only began wearing the traditional veil a month ago. she's become europe's first female suicide bomber. >> we should mention aitboulahcen was the cousin of abdelhamid abaaoud. the mastermind of the paris attacks. and we now know that he was
killed in that raid. he's believed to have orchestrated last week's massacre right under the noses of french authorities. and they say he was plotting another attack. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: he was arrogant and cruel. in one of the many isis propaganda videos in which he is featured, a grinning 27-year-old abdelhamid abaaoud boasted of how much fun it was to drag prisoners behind his pickup truck instead of jet-skis or motorcycles. his ugly bravado made abaaoud well known to u.s. and european intelligence agencies. on terror watch lists everywhere. yet authorities now concede they did not know that abaaoud was able to travel undetected over the last year in and out of syria all across europe to set in motion at least four different plots. they thought he was still in syria. and at least six others in his hand-picked paris attack team also reportedly traveled to syria and back undetected. >> when they cross at those border points, eu passport
holders are not always checked very carefully. >> reporter: the belgian prime minister proposed ankle bracelets for all suspected terrorists. and france said it would increase security at its basically non-existent borders. >> those are just lines in the ground that people can drive, walk, or take a train across. >> reporter: u.s. officials say coming to america undetected would be much more difficult. still, a confidential fbi bulletin obtained by abc news reports that three men with suspected terror ties came into the u.s. from france in just the last 90 days, landing at los angeles, atlanta, and new york. the fbi says all three men are known to them and pose no current threat. brian ross, abc news, new york. here on the home front the debate is escalating over what part america should play in the syrian refugee crisis. the house overwhelmingly passed a bill that would effectively reduce the flow of refugees entering the country. president obama plans to allow
up to 10,000 into the u.s., but 31 governors, most of them republicans, are refusing to allow them into their states. and now republican presidential candidate ben carson is comparing the syrian refugees to rabid dogs. >> if there's a rabid dog running around your 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 that you hate all dogs by any stretch of the imagination. >> hillary clinton in the meantime during a speech yesterday here in new york city called out her opponent, saying that america's terrorist enemy shouldn't be confused with islam itself. muslims, she says, are peaceful and tolerant people. well, nearly a week of unrest in minneapolis has triggered a new war of words between police and protesters angry over sunday's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man
by two officers. the police chief says that the protesters are anarchists and blames them for wednesday night's violence which caused injuries and property damage. civil rights leaders demanding a federal investigation into the shooting. and begging police not to overreact. a federal judge showed no mercy to former subway pitchman jared fogle. she sentenced him to more than 15 years in prison for sex crimes with a minor as well as child pornography. that sentence longer than what prosecutors even recommended. fogle broke down in court saying he wants to redeem himself and his life blaming his downfall on alcohol, pornography, as well as prostitutes. well, today starts the busy thanksgiving traveling 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 is when everyone's expected to head home. so it will be one of the busiest travel days. the least busiest, thanksgiving itself. >> so in addition to security,
weather will also have a big impact on travel next week. as if on cue, a large area of the midwest is getting its first snowfall of the season. it will be falling through the day today and into tomorrow. some areas could see up to ten inches of snow. same deal in the dakotas, where the season's first measurable snow was blown around by strong winds. those gusts in some areas topping 60 miles per hour. accuweather's molly cochran tracking it all, the storm system. and we say good morning, molly. >> thanks, kendis and reena. for the end of the week and into the start of the weekend all eyes on this area of low pressure. we have colder air in place. and this is the first snowfall that we're talking about of the season for some. sioux falls to des moines, interstate 35 and 80 impacted. and then the accumulating snow coming into chicago, madison and green bay. so prepare ahead for some travel delays. that snow going to be adding up for saturday. we're looking at three to six inches for the windy city. kendis and reena, back to you.
>> okay, molly, thanks so much. this is not your average scene on the roads of southern california right now. >> it's a big deal. >> it's a big deal. really big deal. the original taco bell restaurant. live pictures right now. that restaurant is on the move. >> yes, it is. the 400-square-foot store opened in downey, california in 1962. our thanks to the folks at kabc for this. they have stopped doing any police chases in order to capture this right now. the company refers to this as numero uno. now it's beieing moved 45 milesn the back of a flatbed truck to taco bell's headquarters. that was a live picture, by the way. >> i didn't even know you could do that, just pick it up and roll it down. >> yeah. >> apparently. >> they can. >> the move saves numero uno from demolition. >> that's spanish for number one. >> you're good. >> it will be put in storage until taco bell can figure out what to do with it. all this talk makes me hungry for breakfast. >> we seem to do taco bell a lot. that once again is a live picture. we do appreciate it.
we'll continue to follow its track. team coverage. >> breaking news. >> coming up in "the skinny," gwyneth paltrow, beyonce, and chris martin have something unusual in common. >> also ahead, saying hello to disappointment. adele making a big decision about her new album and where you can find it. >> and the consumer alert about the type of salmon just approved by the fda. why critics are outraged, calling it frankenfish. this is after our forecast map. and again, we're giving some love to l.a. 81 degrees, sunny. taco heaven. >> announcer: "world news now" weather. brought to you by sheila g's brownie brittle.
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really? the music? >> kendis, we have to interrupt. this is breaking news coming from los angeles, folks. the downey area in california. is actually los angeles downey? >> it's just north. >> we are looking right now at live pictures of a taco bell being removed from the location to its new headquarters. >> 45 miles away. >> this is a 400-square-mile, i believe, restaurant. >> yes. >> we believe there is hot sauce inside this restaurant. >> we have team coverage. >> team coverage. >> speaking of fast food. >> fast food. this is a new way for drive-thru. >> it's sort of like a food truck. >> it is. >> so it's heading right now -- we're going to keep you abreast of that situation and bring you the very latest as soon as it -- >> big restaurant. >> big restaurant. >> 400 square miles. >> coming soon to a grocery store near you, fish that's not entirely from the sea. the fda approves salmon as the first genetically modified animal into the nation's food supply. >> i'd rather stick with the bean burrito.
can we go back to the live shot? i don't know about this one. proponents say it will lower the cost. critics say it's not worth the health risk. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: for the first time ever genetically modified salmon can make it to your dinner table. it's the first altered animal product approved by the fda for consumption. >> the only difference that the food and drug administration could determine was that the salmon grows faster. nutritionally it's identical to salmon that is grown using conventional techniques. >> reporter: aquabounty, the company behind the engineered salmon, calls it a game changer, taking dna from a chinook salmon and from a sea eel to produce a new salmon that grows quickly from birth. abc news toured aquabounty's panama facility in 2012 where a typical atlantic salmon is dwarfed by the genetically altered fish. >> you get to market size at least 12 months before any other type of salmon that's out there. >> reporter: critics, though, call it frankenfish and are concerned changing an animal's genetic code could lead to human health issues over time.
just like genetically modified crops, the fda determined there was no safety or nutritional difference requiring engineered salmon to be labeled, meaning consumers may not know they're eating it. >> i do feel it should be labels. >> we need gmos in order to sustain our food supply. >> reporter: the hotly debated issue has even led some in hollywood to demand labels for all genetically modified food. >> i have the right to know what's in the food that i feed my family. >> reporter: there's no word yet on when this genetically engineered salmon will hit store shelves, but health experts say if you have concerns just look for salmon that has the label "wild caught." reena and kendis. >> what do you think? both of us, that's all we eat. so our thanksgiving just got ruined. >> oh! it didn't get ruined because you will bring the fish sticks as you normally do. just don't bring that weird yellow -- >> the yellow jacket, it's not my color. it's not in my color chart. >> actually, i think it suits you well. >> okay.
okay. so topping our headlines this morning for "the skinny," what you will have to do if you want to listen to adele's new album. pay for it. >> who does that? >> haven't done that since the reagan adminion. >> pay for music? the new album titled "25" was just released overnight, but it will not be available to stream through services like apple music, spotify, or pandora. >> the single "hello" from the british soul singer will continue to stream, however. the rest of the album will have to be purchased the old-fashioned way, itunes. and next up, last night's big awards show the latin grammys. >> now you know how i spent my thursday night, marking the official comeback for someone not exactly known for making latin music. talking about will smith. >> senor smith. >> senor smith. this was an awesome performance. this is smith joined by colombian group bomba estereo and singing the song "fiesta." sort of a preview of his summer tour that is coming up. i'll tell you, the show was actually really, really fun. you had lots of latinos, lots of hot latinos, lots of dancing,
skimpy outfits. and will smith. what's not to like? and there were some awards as well. but it was a fun show. on univision last night. we're going to keep the music theme going here with coldplay. they've got a new album that's coming out, and we're learning about some of the special guest collaborators that fans can expect. >> the "wall street journal" reporting that on the band's upcoming release "a head full of dreams" queen bee beyonce will be making a cameo singing with the band's lead vocalist chris martin on a track called "hymn for the weekend." >> but that's not all. another cameo. martin's ex-wife, gwyneth paltrow, will appear on the new album. even though they consciously uncoupled last year. remember that? and that song will be called "everglow." >> so you can still sing together even though you consciously uncoupled. >> exactly. >> and even more interesting, martin's current girlfriend actress annabelle wallace will
also sing on the album. wow, they look alike. >> yeah. i see what you're doing there, chris. nice work. >> and rounding out "the skinny," some sports and the two most valuable players in major league baseball. from the american league josh donaldson of the toronto blue jays, the third baseman had a regular season batting average of .297 and hit 41 home runs. >> i was happy about this. the national league mvp my boy bryce harper from the nationals. you might remember how he ended his season, not reaching the playoffs and getting throttled by teammate jonathan papelbon after apparently not hustling to first base to papelbon's liking. >> but papelbon, what do you think about this? after receiving the mvp award. harper explained how he feels about his haters. oh. >> haters gonna hate. >> i absolutely love it. i really do. i enjoy getting booed when i go to places. it makes me thrive. it makes me play well. and you know, that's something i enjoy. >> oh. >> not everyone hates you, bryce. i know at least one guy who's a
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♪ thursday never looking back ♪ it's friday, i'm in love it's friday, and we are in love. it's finally friday. and this week has been an absolute roller coaster for so many of us. we've seen the terror move to the top of the list of concerns around the world. >> so for a look back at all the headlines including some lighter moments at abc here's our friday rewind. >> we heard this crackling noise like firecrackers. >> i heard the noise -- i mean the sound of a woman screaming. screaming -- [ speak french ] "help me, help me." >> we are covered with blood and more than blood. i mean, pieces of flesh. >> their agenda is to kill. pure and simple.
>> the attacks in paris are a sobering reminder of the challenges and the threats that we face and the importance of american leadership. >> if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have been a much, much different situation. >> many of these refugees are the victims of terrorism themselves. slamming the doors in their faces would be a betrayal of our values. >> at first i was out at a beach in florida. and there he was with his suit just like he was reporting in front of capitol hill. and i walked over, and i felt badly because you know, i was so used to it. i knew we were going to be in a hot climate. so i wore something appropriate. and i went over and i said i think you need to take off your tie. and i knew he was looking at me saying, what did i get myself into? >> i shower in a tie. so -- >> it's 4:00, you're all alone, and you're not wearing pants.
everybody dance. ♪ sometimes >> ooh. patti! ♪ when you've been blessed ♪ feels like heaven mm. mm! mm! >> i'll have what he's having. >> patti! >> we've got to get some of that sweet potato pie. ♪ on my own >> that's a little bit of patti's. i went out looking for it. couldn't find it. >> we're going to find some. >> you saw our good friends lisa mccree and kevin newman. >> the former "world news now" anchors and of course "gma" anchors, they stopped by to talk to us about what they're up to now. you can see the full segment at our website wnnfans.com part 2. i' got to tell you they are the coolest people. i wish they could come hang with us every night. >> and it really was a cool, cool interview. >> they were a lot of fun. >> should point out the american music awards on abc sunday night. a lot of stuff happening in the week
making news in america this morning, threatening attacks. the newest isis warning to the u.s., promising to burn down the white house. security stepped up plus new video of the raid near paris that took down the attack's mastermind. refugee backlash. lawmakers overwhelmingly passing a bill limiting the number of syrian refugees. presidential candidates weighing in. ben carson comparing some refugees to dogs and donald trump's new plan to track muslims. a first for food. causing controversy, the fda approving a genetically engineered fish. are there any risks for consumers? and rock of ages. a gigantic gem on earth, the largest diamond to be found in a century.