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this morning on "world news now," donald trump's political bombshell. >> the gop front-runner wants to stop muslims from entering the u.s. the firestorm igniting over religion. trump's politics and terrorism. and the reaction coming in overnight. secrets revealed about the san bernardino couple responsible for 14 deaths. new details about their terror connections and what led up to the gunfire. record rainfall. the downpours hitting the pacific northwest again today. the extreme storm system could dump up to a foot of snow. accuweather has it covered. and later, new hints about the highly anticipated new "star wars" movie. the stars reveal what they can about the film as the excitement builds. it is tuesday, december theth.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. good morning on a busy tuesday. i'm richard bacon. >> look who's back. >> they didn't sack me after show one. no one saw that coming. > we were worried you might not come back. >> i had a a great time. >> we did. we had a fun night last night. >> we're going to talk about there later. we went to a premier but didn't go to a premier. >> the premier of "downton abbey"". the final season. looking forward to that. >> which we didn't actually watch. >> there's a reason. we had a show to do. >> we preferred the restaurant to "downton abbey." >> we'll get to that. this is what we call a tease. we're teasing, right? >> we are. >> we're going to get to donald trump and explosive remarks. i couldn't believe this when i heard this. calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the u.s. >> trump's sweeping ban on muslims would apply to
immigrants and visitors alike until we can and i'm quoting him "figure out what's going on." his supporters cheered the idea when he said it. it's being met by widespread condemnation from both parties. more from abc's elizabeth hur. >> we're going to build a wall. it will be a real wall. >> reporter: if you thought donald trump could not outtrump himself. >> donald trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims. >> reporter: with that, he has done it again. that's right. trump calling for a total ban on muslims coming to america. >> our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad. they have no respect for human life. >> reporter: this less than 24 hours after president obama called for more tolerance for muslims following the san bernardino massacre. >> it's our responsibility to reject proposals that muslim americans should somehow be
treated differently. >> reporter: trump's proposal condemned by the nation's largest muslim organization. >> his ideas are not just unconstitutional, they are un-american. have we learned anything from history, mr. trump? >> reporter: it is also sparking a fiery debate on both sides. jeb bush calling trump unhinged. chris christie saying this is ridiculous and hillary clinton tweeting in part this is reprehensible. the stunning call comes on the same day new iowa polls show senator ted cruz on rise. perhaps in part by his answer for isis. >> we were carpet bomb them into oblivion. >> in response to trump, white house officials said simply this is totally contrary to america's values and security. richard and reena? >> thank you, elizabeth. the head of the council on american-islamic relations says trump sounds more like the leader of a lynch mob than a potential president and the gop
leaders in iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina are con depping the front-runner. a spokesman for ben carson says he favors registering and monitoring all people coming into the country but not based on religious. marco rubio tweeted trump's habit of making offensive statements will not bring americans together and jeb bush in addition to calling trump unhinged, he said trump's policy proposals are not serious. >> i the most interesting day in the campaign so far. i think. san bernardino struggles to move forward after last week's horrific terror attack. many county employees returned to work for the first time since the shooting. hundreds of people gathered for another candlelight vigil in honor of the 14 people killed. local religious leaders told the crowd they will rise above the tragedy and come out stronger. >> we're getting new details about the young couple behind the california massacre. the fbi saying both the husband and wife have been radicalized for some time. they revealed a clearer picture
how they prepared for the attack with target practice and enough material in the home to make 19 pipe bombs. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: there was no joy, no smiles, as the two future killers arrived in the united states for the first time as a married couple. this picture was taken in july 2014 at chicago's o'hare airport, as american citizen syed farook brought home tashfeen malik, a pakistani bride he met on a matrimonial website. federal authorities are trying to determine if even then they were planning to go to war with america. >> we have learned and believe that both subjects were radicalized and have been for quite some time. >> reporter: the fbi also revealed that the couple took target practice at this gun range just days before the attack. and agents finally were able to question the man who they say provided the couple with the two high-powered riffles. authorities say enrique marquez, a convert to islam, is now being questioned about his relationship with farook. he and farook grew up next door
to each other in this neighborhood. >> they were very close friends. if anybody in this neighborhood, enrique was the closest to syed. >> reporter: overseas, the investigation is focusing on the wife's background and contacts in pakistan before she came to the u.s. malik's official photos show her evolution from the young woman wearing makeup and a scarf, her hair showing in a college application, to a still loose veil, but no makeup, in a national i.d. card, to this photo, applying for a u.s. visa, with traditional veil, and finally, her arrival at o'hare airport in a strict, conservative black headdress. >> she's probably the most radicalized of the two of what we've seen so far and could easily persuade a spouse. >> reporter: only a few years ago, farook appeared to be just another californian millennial, looking for love. but he, too, underwent a transformation in how he presented himself, after travels
to pakistan and saudi arabia, and then his marriage to malik. as the fbi found when it raided the couple's home, they tried to cover their tracks by destroying phones and computers. president obama says there's no evidence of a broader plot or larger cell but law enforcement authorities tell abc news there are a number of leads they are still about your suing that could, could lead to additional charges against suspected accomplices. brian ross, abc news, new york. thank you, brian. prosecutors in london says there's a link between the subway slashing there and the terror attack in san bernardino. they say the suspect had pictures of the attacker's mobile phone along with images of the paris assault. they're calling the slashing an act of terror. of muhaydin mire has been charged with attempted murder. he made a brief appearance in court yesterday. senator a two-star admiral fired from his position for being drunk and naked in public. david backham becomes the most senior official to be removed
from his post this year. investigators say that the officer was so intoxicated during a conference at a florida hotel he could not stand. video later showed him wandering around his hotel without clothes. he blames mixing alcohol with medication. >> there are a number of closures in south florida because of the heavy rain including the zoo. most of the zoo miami's 3,000 animals are safe because they're their enclosures are elevated. the human areas are another story. it's even possible that some animals like the lions could escape by swimming across the moat. it's not known when the zoo will reopen. a slightly terrifying prospect in the miami area. and the pacific northwest is also seeing record-breaking rainfall. the flood watch continues through thursday. high water closed roads and triggered landslides. accompanying the heavy rain, strong winds and record high
temperature, it will be another stormy day in the northwest. here's accuweather's paul williams. good morning. >> thanks, richard. well, i know in the northwest, are you stick and tired of the rain. it continues to stay stuck on student quite frankly. but is there any relief in sight? actually not. the only relief, that jet will dip farther to the south and spread the same misery into northern california, northwestern portions of nevada and as that front dips and move so will dip and move the rain. we're watching out for the possibility of 6 to 1 incheses of rain near boise and extreme northwest corner of wyoming. >> thank you. ank you very much, indeed, paul. we had a night out last night which we teased so well at the beginning of the show. >> it was the townton abby premier. there's you with your friend. >> so i actually do know, it was a bit of a disaster in a way. i do know hugh bonneville. i took reena to the premier of
the new season in midtown manhattan to meet him. i e-mailed hugh and said we're coming. we got there and it turned out the cast were only going to appear after the screening and we were quiet hungry. so we decided to go to a restaurant. no need for a spoiler alert because we never saw the new season of "downton abbey." >> it's probably good for pbs. i think we would have indirectly kind of -- you were more fascinated with our walk back to the studio to get back here in time. here's richard. take a look at these photos. richard with christmas lights. you were so excited. you said look at this. we took this. then you went to see the statue of liberty. >> not everything in new york is beautiful and tasteful. >> you were so excited to be walking down. >> i felt like a child and i get very excited by a lot of things. that was great. listen, i'm sorry that i let you down and you only got as far as a hugh bonneville cardboard
cutout. >> maybe we'll invite him on the show. coming up "in the mix" who has a better sense of direction? men or women? the research is ahead. >> the stars of the new "star wars" movie revealing more about the highly anticipated film. a big update for fans. >> the mysterious disappearance of a tv star kristin cavallari and jay cutler. the latest clues for police. >> check out our behind the scenes pictures on instagram, abcwnn. you are watching "world news now." [coughing] [coughing] [coughing] [coughing] [coughing] coughing disrupts everyone's life. that's why so many people are turning to delsym for longer lasting cough relief. delsym has an advanced time release formula that helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. that's three times longer than the leading cough liquid. all night... or all day.
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members were killed on december 7th, 1941. a day as fdr said, that will live in infamy. and today marks the 35th anniversary of the murder of john lennon. fans have already been leaving flowers at a memorial for lenin in a part of new york's central park called strawberry fields. he was killed on december 8th, 19 0 by assassin outside his apartment building just a few blocks from our studio here. there's a desperate search under way for the relative of a tv star and tv nfl quarterback. >> michael cavallari's car was found the day after thanksgiving abandoned by the side of the road in utah nearly 800 miles away. abc's juju chang has the latest. >> reporter: a family of nightmare for kristin cavallari and jay cutler as the search continues for the reality tv star's missing brother michael. this is where police say they found the 30-year-old's honda
civic the day after thanksgiving. a passerby spotting it about 100 feet from the road in a remote area of grant county, utah. his laptop and cell phone abandoned inside. the car still running and the driver side air bag deployed. >> the temperatures on the night of the incident were in the mid to low 20s. hostile conditions for somebody that was not properly equipped to be here. could be fatal. >> reporter: authorities tracking credit card receipts to this store about 100 miles from where his car was found. he was last seen here on surveillance cameras wearing a green sweatshirt and blue baseball hat as he pumped gas. >> there's ground teams covering probably a 15-mile square area. >> a michael cab larry was arrested november 23rd for making criminal threats posting bond two days later less than a week before the disappearance. 11 days into what is now a missing person's case kristin releasing this statement earlier
today. i appreciate all the concern, thoughts and prayers that have been exend tended to me and my family. we remain hopeful. kristin's husband jay cutler, quarterback for the chicago bears, addressing the situation. >> it's been a tough week. it's been hard to kind of get in the game mind set? >> no, at least i felt good. >> authorities plan to bring in dog teams later this week as the investigation continues. for "nightline," i'm juju change in new york. >> coming up in our next half hour, the waste book. bizarre ways american tax dollars being spent including the very crucial shrimp fights and hipster parties. we'll get an exclusive look. >> first the stars of "star wars" the familiar characters making the return to the flesh-faced newcomers. how they reacted to seeing "the force awakens." you're watching "world
♪ >> thrilling. we are now less than two weeks away from the opening of "star wars: the force awakens." there is so much secrecy surrounding this movie that the studio opted not to screen it for journalists. >> but we can't keep secrets. there have been some screenings including for the stars of the new film. george pennacchio tried to squeeze out some details. >> we're home. >> harrison ford returns to play hans so lo in "star wars: the force awakens." the iconic role he originated in 1977 with the "star wars" movie that started it all. why did he return almost 40 years later? >> you do it to serve the story.
you do this because you agree that the story is well wrought. you understand that your part has a -- has a contribution to make to the telling of the story overall. you believe in the captain of your ship y.j. abrams in this case, and so you do what needs to be done. >> ford is joined by several newcomers to this galaxy. >> there are stories about what happened. >> what do you know for sure people are going to get out of this movie? >> joy. joy of the whole thing. whether it's the badies or the goodies or explosions or creatures. joy. the film is a joy. >> you think you're going to enjoy the movie as a whole. it's a fantastic space opera. i watched a few weeks ago. it's amazing and people will be moved by it. >> i think what moviegoers will feel or be happy with is the fact that this seems like a
seamless continuation of the "star wars" we know and love. >> nothing will stand in our way. i'll show them the darkside. >> and speaking of the darkside, here's the 6'3" woman who wears this costume. >> okay, i can tell you this. and this is going to wow you. >> okay. wow me, gwendolyn. >> i play captain fasma. she's captain of the storm troopers. she's not at the forefront of the action. but she makes an impact. >> "star wars: the force awakens" hits our galaxy december 18th. in los angeles, george pennacchio for abc news. >> and there is one thing we forgot to mention. star wars. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> there you go. you like that? >> it's important. i think it's harrison ford, when he says i took the part because it bed the story. why doesn't he just say it's
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♪ time for "the mix." >> so reena. >> yeah. >> this you know the age old thing about do men or women have a better sense of direction? >> yeah. >> there's a study in norway. scientists in norway. only 36 people took part. it's not that big a sample. but they concluded that actually men do have a better sense of direction. >> 36 people. who's going to trust that survey? >> it says here when women were given testosterone their navigational skills improved. next time i take the wheel i say to my wife, here's a map and some testosterone. here's what i would say to the researchers. they're wasting their time. we have waze, google maps.
no one needs to navigate or have a sense of direction ever again. >> see, i think this is totally flawed. what if we gave you a shot of estrogen. you would be able to fly that car. that would be the difference. >> i'm up for a test. >> you're always up for a test. aren't you? you're really into socr, right. >> yeah. >> this is pretty braise. a guy scores this goal in france in a pretty cheeky way. >> it's like a mic drop. >> it is kind of a mic drop. you've got to have what we call chutzpah to be able to do this. >> he's like trolling the goalkeeper. >> and he just kind of -- almost like he uses his nose to push it in. >> it's the most elegant inoffensive and beautiful putdown. >> where is the goalkeeper. >> unbelievable. that's great. that's magic. thank you for showing me that. >> you like that. >> have a look at there.
this is in calgary. they call it the calgary hitmen. an ice hockey team. they have a tradition where when the first goal is scored, everyone throws teddy bears onto the rink. i think it's 28,000 teddy bears have been thrown. if you watch the journey of an individual teddy bear it takes several throws to get it onto the ice. it goes down. someone catches it. throws it again, someone throws it onto the rink. >> what do they do with all the teddy bears? hope they collect them and give them to children in need. >> why collect them when you can jump on them. >> sort of hypnotic to watch it. >> this is like every chide's dream. i will not show my toddlers this video when i get home. polar bears. >> i have a theory they're not as cute as people think. >> take a look at this one. he's posing for the cutest -- >> i think he's attacking a boat
this morning on "world news now," donald trump's controversial plan to block muslims from entering the u.s. the swift condemnation of his remarks from fellow republicans, religious leaders and across social media. full coverage ahead. inside, witnesses who somehow escaped death during the san bernardino terror attack describe in detail how it took place. what investigators are uncovering about the couple who carried it out. and new this half hour, wasting taxpayers' money. >> from unusual animal experiments to studying the habits of hipsters. see who's stirring up anger over government waste. >> and later, the courageous return to the stage for the rock band eagles of death metal playing in paris for the first time since their show was attacked by terrorists. their message for the fans in "the skinny" later on this