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this morning on "world news now," political pressure demonstrators demanding the resignation of chicago's mayor. they say his apology over a growing police scandal is not enough. terror investigation. disturbing new details about the california couple who killed 14 people in san bernardino. were they planning other attacks? the developments overnight. and new this half hour, mystery on the shores of south florida. >> a treasure trove of coffee, wine and other valuable products washing up on the beach. how did they get there? and later in "the skinny," "the little mermaid" remake in the works. and you'll notice something quite different about this classic character and it's already upsetting some fans. it is thursday, december 10th. sday, december 10th.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, everyone, good morning. on this busy thursday i'm reena ninan. good morning. i'm richard bacon. we begin this half hour with another day of angry protests on the streets of chicago. >> demonstrators marched toward police headquarters calling for the resignation of mayor rahm emanuel over a growing police scandal and allegations an of a cover-up. >> but the mayor giving an impassioned speech to the city council is refusing to step down. here's abc's kenneth moton. >> reporter: another evening of protests in the streets of chicago. the cities embattled mayor rahm emanuel in apology mode as he grapples with a growing police scandal and allegations of a cover-up reaching all the way to city hall. >> i take responsibility for what happened because it happened on my watch. and i'm sorry. >> reporter: the mayor is at the center of the firestorm following the recent release of dashcam video showing 17-year-old laquan mcdonald
walking away from white officer jason van dyke who opened fire hitting the black teen 16 times killing him. >> critics have repeatedly accused the mayor of keeping the video under wraps till he secured his second term. >> what did you know? how much did you know? and did you suppress those tapes? >> reporter: it sparked days of protests. hundreds marched in the streets yet again closing down the city's famed magnificent mile. >> shut it down. >> reporter: emmanuel has scrambled to contain the crisis. the normally combative mayor was emotional as he shared a story about a young black man who asked him a question about a run-in with the law. >> do you think the police would ever treat you the way they treat me? and the answer is, no. and that is wrong. and that has to change in this city. >> reporter: the justice department here in washington is investigating the practices of the chicago police department. but mayor emmanuel has appointed
his own task force to represented police reforms. reena and richard? >> thank you so much. now to another police shooting controversy. a baltimore cop accused in the death of freddie gray testified on his own behalf. william porter says he didn't call for an ambulance because gray appeared alert and uninjured during a ride in a van after being arrested. gray died about a week later after suffering a spinal injury during that ride. there are alarming new details emerging about the couple behind the san bernardino massacre. the long-time friend of syed farook admitted he and farook considered a plot as far back as 2012. the fbi saying farook and his wife tashfeen malik were radicalized even before they met, and there's new evidence that together they may have looked into other targets. details from abc's brian ross. >> reporter: authorities say they are investigating whether this high school in san bernardino county and its 2,400 students were to be the next target of the terror couple. photos of the complex have now
been discovered on syed farook's cell phone, and according to these forms it is a place he came to at least twice last year as a health inspector. >> we're working very, very hard to understand did they have other plans, either for that day or earlier. >> reporter: the fbi says even before farook brought pakistani-born tashfeen malik back to the united states in the summer of 2014, even before they started dating, they were already committed terrorists. >> and online, as early as the end of 2013, they were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom, before they became engaged and then married and lived together in the united states. >> reporter: which also means that whatever u.s. background checks were done for malik's so-called fiance visa, they failed to discover that someone espousing jihadist violence was being allowed into the country. >> the united states government does not normally ask the intelligence community to look at the e-mails of somebody just because they've applied for a visa. there's just too many of them. >> reporter: an examination of malik's photos shows her
evolution. as she went from wearing a loose scarf and make-up at the start of college, to a more and more conservative dress. malik's facebook account has been taken down, but abc news was able to recover posts from the profile page of an account authorities believe was hers, showing a picture of a goat and a screen name in the urdu language, meaning a girl with no name. in august, 2014, she wrote, "woe to coconut muslims," a derisive term for one considered brown on the outside, white on the inside. the fbi director said his agents are investigating whether terrorist matchmakers are using fiance visas to get their people into the u.s. >> do you agree with me that if it was arranged by a terrorist operative of an organization, that is a game-changer? >> it would be a very, very important thing to know. >> reporter: the fbi has been interviewing farook's friend who provided him the assault rifles enrique marquez.
according to members of congress briefed by the fbi he claims they planned an attack in 2012 but got cold feet when the fbi busted up another terror plot in a nearby city. the fbi is trying to verify those claims and also marquez' mental stability. brian ross, abc news, new york. donald trump doesn't seem to be suffering in the polls following his proposed ban on muslims entering the u.s. a new south carolina poll shows trump with a 20-point lead over his nearest rival, dr. ben carson. that fox poll was conducted both before and after trump's controversial proposal. in tv appearance yesterday, trump said the ban is about safety, not religion. and on cnn last night, he defended himself against claims of bigotry. >> i am the least racist person that you have ever met. i am the least racist person. >> last night, trump told bill o'reilly his proposed ban on muslims would not impact relations with arab nations and he claimed that the u.s. doesn't
need help from those countries to defeat jihadists. trump was a finalist for "time" magazine's person of the year but that honor went to german chancellor angela merkel. the magazine praised the 61-year-old merkel for her leadership on everything from how europe is dealing with tens of thousands of refugees to greece's debt crisis. she is the first woman to receive the honor in nearly 30 years. a, i kind of like that water color painting of her. >> you do. >> you don't like it, do you? >> i don't like it. would they have done that if it was a guy? why not a beautiful picture of her. i know it's kind of artsy. >> i know an artist who uses a similar style. and does paint the guys like that. i quite like the texture. i know what you mean by not flattering, but i -- >> it makes it looks like she's got rosacea. she doesn't. what i have found, we've mentioned on the show many times is her poll numbers have completely tanked over the past couple of months in germany
because of her -- a lot of people within her right wing party have really turned their backs on her. her whole mantra has been don't worry, we'll manage the refugee crisis, we can't turn our backs on these folks. talk about having political backbone to do something you know is not popular but trudge forward. i think that's why she got the cover. >> i agree completely. that's what it's about. that's why she's an impressive politician when you do something that is unpopular that goes against the grain that will probably damage your poll numbers but you do it anyway as a point of principle, that's a terrific thing. >> we've got a twitter question. >> i was thinking i have a twitter handle. you'll know this if you've been watching this week. if you have thank you. if you haven't, hello. my twitter handle is @richard p bacon. love to hear from you. here's our question. i think it's a way of getting to know the viewers better. who would be your person of the year? i don't mean famous person. i don't mean politician. i mean within your own life. >> okay. >> you can be sarcastic and funny if you want.
>> sure. >> you can play it however you like. tweeters, who would be your person of the year within your life and why? make the why short because it's twitter @richard p bacon. >> moving on, president obama welcomed israeli president reuven rivlin to the white house. for the annual hanukkah celebration. mr. obama said he was deeply moved by what he called rivlin's commitment to equality and justice. president rib lynn lit a menorah that was made in israel during the 1920s. look at that, that's remarkable. then he wished christians around the world a merry christmas. this is a big deal. it's really funny thing that a lot of israeli politicians even though they kind of tangled with the obama administration, everybody wants to get to the hanukkah party even if they don't agree we president obama's policies. they want an invite to the hanukkah party at the white house. >> that's beautiful, isn't it? we all know that march madness is a few moments away. so for those basketball fans needing an early fix, well it
doesn't get better than this. it happened in a high school hoops game in minnesota. >> these kids from austin high were down by two. a free throw with less than two seconds left, missed and a kid -- went in. look at that. >> wild celebrations there. >> that's remarkable. >> it's hard not to feel a sense of joy when you see other people enjoying themselves that much. >> boom. >> bounce in. thrilling. isn't it thrilling? >> the other team goes down with that one shot. oh, well. >> coming up in "the skinny," politics meets pop culture. what they're watching and listening to at the white house. >> great, yeah. coming up shortly. also ahead, the excitement over bruce springsteen's new concert tour. high ticket prices and warnings about ripoffs. >> and the former beauty queen in trouble after a bear hunting trip. the controversy and allegations over a cover-up after a look at the forecast map. more storms in the northwest. you're watching "world news now." >> you definitely are.
florida's east coast, everything kind of like a virtual grocery store washed up along florida's east coast, everything from coffee and wine to dog food and laundry detergent. people who live nearby are taking advantage. loading up whatever they can carry away. the coast guard believes goods came from a cargo container that fell from a barge. but do you really want coffee that sat in sea water all this time? >> when i dream of treasure washing up on the shore, it doesn't mean old cartons of milk. >> and dog food. >> and dog food. there is -- there's more trouble for a former miss kansas.
the beauty queen and outdoor channel host theresa vail is facing criminal charges for illegally killing a bear. >> yeah, if convicted. she could face one year in prison. abc's neal karlinksky explains why. >> reporter: theresa veil is no stranger to controversy. the former miss kansas was the first miss america contestant to openly display tattoos. and she had to choose a new skill for the talent competition when they wouldn't let her shoot a bow. it's a bear hunt in alaska that has her in hot water. the star of the outdoor show "limitless with theresa vail" faces charges for accidentally killing a bear and allegedly trying to cover it up. during a legal hunt police say veil had permission to kill one bear but accidentally killed a second one, then tried to falsify what's called a locking tag to make it appear the second bear kill was illegal. >> it's very important they operate well within the
boundaries of the law. if they operate outside of the law it undermines the purpose of having a professional guide organization in the state of alaska. >> michael renfro was one of the guides on the hunt with veil and has also been charged. >> if i could do it over again, i would do it differently. there was no personal gain to myself or my business. the only gain was hopefully theresa wouldn't lose her career. >> the outdoor channel says the hunt in question never aired and that they are committed to ethical hunting. >> vail says she followed poor advice and allowed the second bear to be improperly tagged adding she reported the incident and has fully cooperated with authorities. i am deeply sorry for my mistakes. arraignment is set for next week. neal karlinksky, abc news, seattle. >> thank you very much indeed. the man you will have to befriend if you want to listen to the wu tang clan's new album. >> a hair color debate on one of the disney's most beloved princesses. "the skinny" coming up next. album. >> a hair color debate on one of the disney's >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.tt0w!ti(h,! %4@-h@h tt0w!ti(h,!
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play list. >> oh, yes. >> apparently what he does like how does a dollar cost? kendrick lamar. that song. have you heard that song? >> yeah, it's from a big grammy nominated album. >> kendrick lamar. >> i do know this song. let's have a quick lesson. ♪ >> who knew. >> that's what he could be playing in the only office, right? you feel bad by talking over it because it's a great track. there is something when you get that insight of what a president listens to, through his ipod play list, it's an interesting insight. >> you know what the first lady liked? michelle obama? "uptown funk." i love that song. i run harder on the treadmill with that song. >> i call that inarguable as a choice. >> this is her. she's got moves, doesn't she? she can dance. we should get her on "dancing with the stars." she's not doing anything next month, right?
she's got moves. >> she's definitely got moves. you know what else she likes, tv show "black-ish," the abc show "black-ish." even more than music when people tell you what shows they watch. >> it's a good window. >> a great window into a person finding out what telly they watch. >> we should ask the producers of "black-ish" to get her a walk-on. >> why not. let's also talk about another story. >> little mermaid. >> so the little mermaid is being remade as a live action film. so there is the original. you can see that in that clip there, the little mermaid has red hair. however, in the real life action version, chloe grace moretz playing the little mermaid has blonde hair and will have blonde hair in the film. it has caused a degree of outrage. this is a person on twitter called stephanie marie who says i will not be watching an the
new little mermaid movie. ariel is a redhead, not a blonde. however, i would say this to stephanie marie, whilst i understand your anger, hans christian anderson, the author of the original story never in the book specified the color of the hair of the little mermaid. >> it's too late because television has intervened and she's a redhead. she's not a blonde. she's a redhead. >> disney intervened. >> disney. >> there's one funny story which is particularly interesting. a chap has bought the wu-tang clan for a reason no one understands and will never be explained. they made one album. by one album, i mean they printed one copy of this album they made. and the guy who bought it is a chap who managed to inflate the price of a life-saving drug. he invested in it and made a lot of money off the back of it. so the guy who's got this precious album is a guy lots of people don't like. now the only way you can hear that wu tang clan album is if you befriend that man than no
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♪ you can't start a fire without a spark ♪ ♪ this gun's for hire, even if we're just dancing in the dark ♪ >> this, this one right now. that is "dancing in the dark." we're playing it just to get things moving, just because we like it. >> dancing in the dark. there's excitement in the building. the boss is returning, richard, next month. >> there are already some questions about the very expensive tickets being offered for sale this morning. they may be a scam for over eager fans. ♪ can't start a fire ♪ >> whether it's the allure of dancing in the dark with the boss or recaptureing those glory days --
>> reporter: millions are willing to journey to thunder road and beyond for tickets to bruce springsteen's just announced 2016 concert tour. tickets already on sale for as much as $6,000. on sites like stubhub, ticket network and vivid seats. even for those willing to take the pricey plunge, the new york attorney general says be warned. if you try to buy them, you might find yourself -- ♪ going down down ♪ >> reporter: that's because these tickets don't actually exist yet. posted by scalpers trying to lure in devoted fans to tempt to pay a premium. even scalpers can't buy tickets till they actually go on sale december 11th. it the attorney general alleges they take those regularly priced tickets and try to pass them off as premium tickets to early buyers pocketing the difference in cost. adele has also lent her star power to the fight saying on her website, the resale of tickets will not be tolerated. it's kind of sad somebody would
try to take advantage of that, no? >> it is. it's an interesting debate resale. don't you? if you've bought a ticket you could argue that you own the ticket. therefore, it is up to you if you want to resell it. >> i always dance in the dark. i know him personally. we go to the gym together and have the same guns. you can tell. >> i'm incredibly gullible. >> here's the thing. i'm just really gullible. when people tell me something, i automatically think it definitely happened. so when that photo came up and you spoke about it as it came up on our screen you spoke about it with great sincerity. so for a brief moment, i genuinely believed. >> that's us. he asked me to come up and dance in the dark with him. when the boss asks you to come up, you come up and you dance with the boss. >> i don't know if you were really on that stage. i guess i'll never know. never going to find out. >> go to our facebook page, wnnfans.com.
making news in america this morning, uproar in chicago. protesters storming a police meeting, city streets and a crowded store. the mayor getting emotional. new calls for him to step down. terror investigation. new details about the husband and wife who went on a shooting rampage in san bernardino. the pictures on a cell phone showing what could have been another target and investigators trying to unravel the couple's encrypted messages. dramatic collapse. inches from people on the swaublg. a roof comes crashing down. long shot. an amazing winning basket from one end of the court to the other.