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this morning on "world news now," the terror investigation in california. >> fbi divers search a lake near the office building where 14 people were killed. did the radicalized couple throw important evidence in the water? >> trump on top. the republican front-runner's surge in popularity after calling for a ban on muslims is a growing fear of terrorism helping him in the polls? >> campus scandal. eight military academy students posing in controversial costumes. look at that, singing a christmas carroll. the disturbing pictures, the national outrage and the students in trouble. ♪ start spreading the news >> that's right. start spreading the news. a big milestone for frank sinatra fans. our tribute to beloved old blue
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eyes, his music and his legacy. it's friday, december 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." welcome. good morning, good morning. >> hallelujah. it's friday into it is friday. my fifth day here. reena is very tired. >> you're a lot of work. i said you're a lot of work. >> i've exhausted you. >> i'm ready for the weekend. >> i think i did that after day one. here's the thing, reena fell asleep in the makeup chair. >> you did not. >> you did. i've got food poisoning. this ship could go down at any time. >> i was worried you had snapped a photo and was about to surprise me with my mouth wide open and drool coming out. >> that to come. >> no. >> i'm launching today an instagram account of hinds the scenes of this very show. that will be one of them. deal with it. >> no. richard, you would never.
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you would never. >> but boy, we've got a lot of stuff breaking out of san bernardino. >> yeah, so much as we have every single night this week. we'll begin with the san bernardino attack investigation. "the l.a. times,"" this is interesting, isn't it, reporting that syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik were planning an even larger attack on a location with more people. >> the fbi dive team has been searching a lake near the site of last week's attack and we're learning more about the friend of farook who is still being questioned. matt gutman has details. >> reporter: divers dredging the bottom of this pond for possible evidence linked to the terrorist couple, syed farook and tashfeen malik. >> we did have a lead that indicated the subjects came into this area. >> reporter: hoping to salvage perhaps a device with digital data on it. while much of the couple's story remains murky, the portrait of a gunman's friend who authorities say bought the rifles use the in
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the rampage becoming clearer. enrique marquez may have lived a double life. his family members never knew the former punk rocker converteded to islam or that he had married a woman named mariya chernykh. his wife is one of two sisters who married american men. the other sister is married to farook's brother. federal authorities saying they planned and abandoned a terror plot in 2012. >> there had been some arrests right in their area in southern california. probably by the counter-terrorism people that really caused them to rethink it. >> reporter: those arrests four men everyone riverside, california, the same town they lived in. >> was there any connection between marquez farook and these four terrorists? >> i've heard the same reports. it would be irresponsible of us to not look into any potential connections junior. >> reporter: marquez's family saying it's shocked.
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>> that is enrique marquez's mother saying how distraught she is. she hasn't heard from her son. >> that's because he's still being questioned by the fbi as an undisclosed location. he is not under arrest. the fbi telling us for the first time it's possible that the terrorist couple came to this lake, maybe dumping evidence in this water after that shooting rampage but before that chase and shoot-out in which they were killed. matt gutman, abc news, san bernardino. >> thank you so much. a new worry in the fight against isis is the possibility of counterfeit passports being used to enter the u.s. authorities say as isis was sweeping through syrian cities last week, it seized passport printing machines used by major countries around the world. a homeland security of bulletin sent to law enforcement last week shows examples of suspect passports almost impossible to detect. >> if isis has been able to be acquire legitimate passports or
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machines that create legitimate passports, this would represent a major security risk to the united states. several fraudulent passports have been discovered in europe. authorities say one of the paris suicide bombers used a forged passport to come into europe as a refugee. >> geneva, switzerland on high alert this morning. swiss police fanned out across the city yesterday looking for at least four men. sources tell abc news, a tip from the cia said a terror attack was planned. today's talks in geneva on syria between u.s. and russian officials will be held, but at a different location. and now to presidential politics. donald trump gets back on the campaign trail today with a rally in des moines, iowa. despite the up can roar over his plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s.,ize flying high in the polls. the newest one shows him up t 35%. ted cruz a distant second with 16%, ben carson now third with
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13%. it's your voice, your vote. abc's tom llamas covering the trump campaign. >> reporter: , donald trump may be taking heat, but with republican primary voters, he's on the rise. that new national poll shows him leading his closest rival by nearly 20 points, and some of that polling done after his controversial proposed ban of muslims coming into the u.s. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu criticizing the muslim ban and trump tweeting he's now postponing his trip to israel, saying he'll go "after i become president of the u.s." >> i didn't want to put him under pressure, number one. i also did it because i'm in the midst of a very powerful campaign that's going very well. >> reporter: but trump could be taking a business hit. his proposed ban leading a developer in dubai to take down a trump billboard advertising a golf course that trump is working on. >> if i lose some businesses overseas, it doesn't have any impact on me whatsoever. what i'm doing right now, bill, is far more important than any single business that i own. >> reporter: there's a new poll
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out on trump's plan to ban muslims from coming into the u.s. that poll shows that more republicans support the trump plan than oppose it. tom llamas, abc news, new york. this really is the story that keeps on giving, isn't it? the latest poll i saw had 42% of republican voters not primary voters just overall voters supporting the ban on muslims coming into america. >> "the wall street journal" says 57% of people don't greet with trump's plan to ban all muslims. >> the untold story in the poll we saw just before tom's report is that bush is on 3%. so he's gone down. he spent a lot of money recently on television add verts. this super pac behind him i was reading in "the new york times" today has spent five times as much money on him as the next super pac has spent on the next biggest candidate. and bush was at 5 or 6% before they starred spending that money and they've blown all that money and he's gone down. >> because he had a big war
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chest for money and we'll have to see how it all unfolds. >> these polls come out and there are so many little stories andnairetives. >> it's hard to tell by the numbers. wait till new hampshire and iowa. so much changes once you get down there. investigators in suburban boston are focusing on operator error as the cause of a runaway commuter train on thursday morning. the six-car train with about 50 passengers on board left a transit station without a driver and went through four stations without stopping. that driver actually stepped off the train to investigate a signal issue. he's now on administrative leave. >> a fascinating story. let's turn to sports. the nfl's week 14 has started with a second -- got the wrong camera, still learning with a second team clinching a playoff berth. and that's a good start for another episode of "sports with reena." >> i like how you call it an episode.
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it's very good. you know i'm an expert at sports. >> i get the joke. >> it's not a joke. last night, it was the vikings visiting the cardinals. arizona up by seven when minnesota's mike wallace capped a long drive with a game-tying touchdown. the cardinals got the ball back and got into field goal range. this is field goal range here. the game-winner going through from 47 yards out. that's big deal. 47 yards out. arizona wins it, 23-20 and guarantees itself a trip to the postseason. what do you think about that? >> is that the whole episode? it's over? is sports with reena finished? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> thankfully. >> thankfully. >> thankfully. >> coming up. >> thanks. >> so "the mix," stunts on a bicycle that you have to see as a daredevil jumps rooftop to rooftop. >> it's great. singing the praises of frank senate tra and a major milestone
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for this frail blazing legend. >> first a scandal at a well-known military academy. students posing in controversial costumes. >> be sure to account for us on facebook and twitter @abcwnn. you're 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. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk to you about
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well, dozens of mengd students staged a die-in at chicago's daley plaza yesterday
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to call for mayor rahm emanuel's resignation over the city's widening police scandal surrounding the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer. it lasted 16 minutes. a state bill introduced that would make it possible to vote a chicago mayor out of office. >> it's powerful and in its elegance. now the scandal at an elite military college. at least eight cadets at the citadel in south carolina have been suspended. a disturbing image parking outrage. jim avila has the story. >> reporter: the sid ta del under scrutiny for these images, showing cadets dressed in white with pillowcases over their heads, in a scene some say resembles the ku klux klan. posted on facebook by a woman who saw a video of the scene and was disturbed by it. military school, founded before the civil war to defend slavery, and still flying the confederate flag on campus. those eight cadets suspended and removed from campus after they
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were seen dressed all in white. the students told school administrators they were portraying ghosts of christmas past. but the school president, in a statement, called the display "offensive and disturbing." minority students, who make up less than 8% of the student body, said the cadets in sheets reminded them of the klan. >> it's stupid if these college students did not find the optics of that to be disturbing. >> reporter: the school has launched an investigation and further punishment is possible. jim avila, abc news, washington. be. >> ghost of christmas past like the ku klux klan. that was just a bad idea. it was. coming up in our next half hour, couples fighting over food. those sell by dates prompting people to throw out food. do you have to? that debate translating to a battle of the sexes. >> first, a century of sinatra, 100 years after his birth. old blue eyes inspiring entertainers to follow in his foot accepts.
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we will look back at the truly original, frank sinatra. that is next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars. ♪ and let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars. >> the chairman of the board, in other words, one of the greatest entertainers of all time, we are talking about frank sinatra. >> hailed as the most iconic cultural figure of the 20th century. tomorrow he would have turned 100 years old. bruno del gra na doe looks at his influence. bruno, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, that's right. frank sinatra, one of the truest american icons. and 17 years after his passing, artists are still emulating him
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and studying his every move. ♪ i've been a puppet a pauper a pirate a poet, a pawn and a king ♪ >> francis albert sinatra was born in hoboken new jersey and got his start singing in the hoboken four some eight decades ago. >> you make the whole world smile. >> who speak for the group? >> i will. i'm frank. we're looking for jobs. how about it. >> reporter: he would become the first teen idol with female fans mesmerized by his presence. ♪ the world on a string sitting on a rainbow. >> reporter: he recognized the power of song early on and capitalized on it, making every song his even though they were not written by him but connecting with the essence of a song like no one else had done before. ♪ fair thee well 1993 he also starred on the silver screen, making his film debut in 1941, becoming the
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first singer turned major movie star. >> do you know what this wonderful country is mades of? it's made up of 100 different kind of people. >> reporter: within the next two years, he was landing leading man roles and earn academy awards for best song nominations for his performances. ♪ it's a wonderful town >> old blue eyes cool swagger helped launch sinatra mania during the second world war. >> traffic stopping crowds as frank sinatra opens a sensational three-week engagement. >> reporter: he sang to the wives and girlfriends of soldiers fighting overseas. he was so popular, that he had over 1,000 fan clubs across the u.s. sinatra's live shows are legendry. he signed on to perform at the desert inn in 1951. becoming a vegas institution for three decades. >> who's broad? >> it's my sister. >> reporter: he reached the
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pinnacle in film with 1951 "from here to eternity." sharing the screen within burt lancaster and montgomery clift and winning the academy award for best supporting actor. >> and i'm very moved and i really don't know what to say. >> reporter: we can't forget the rat pack. frank sinatra becoming the head of the pack after humphrey bogart's death in the late '50s. along with dean martin, sammy davis junior and peter lawford, the rat pack defined entertainment and style for generations to come as they appeared together on stage and screen. at the height of his stardom, sinatra became a true multi -- ♪ love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go ♪ >> like no one before or since and held court with presidents kennedy and ronald reagan. and always surrounded by beautiful starlets. sinatra recorded from the '30s
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through the '90s, played out to sold out crowds around the world and was constantly reinventing himself. ♪ i ate it up and spit it out >> reporter: old blue eyes was the embodiment of the american dream, a self-made man. >> that's what all the people say. >> reporter: who with his american can doing attitude conquered the world. ♪ and if i can make there >> he was top of the list, king of the hill, a number one. ♪ the record shows, i took the blows and did it my way ♪ >> regrets, well, he had a few. but he did it his way. and 100 years after his birth, his legacy looms larger than ever. reena and richard, back to you. >> thank you, bruno. he won an oscar for best
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supporting actor. i didn't know that. that's a bit of trivia, our gift to you. >> "the mix" coming up next.
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dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. let's end this. hey. welcome back. it's time for "the mix." our first story is about a guy on a bike wearing a go pro riding on some roofs. it's sensational. you can see already how good it is. >> do you know where this was filmed? >> yeah, this took places in grand canaria. >> it's also being filmed by a couple other crews. there's a bit so ridiculously exciting. he goes from one roof to another but he does a loop-d-loop in the air between the building. i think is it. wait for the wide shot. >> is this real? >> it's so thrilling. > this is crazy. >> is it legal to ride your bike all over other people's roofs?
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>> i don't know if it's illegal but it's very dangerous. i would not recommend you try this at home. >> if it is illegal, he's going to have trouble denying it. >> all caught on tape. this cute little dog. owner walks into his apartment and notices these spotser from. food coloring. guess what the dog did. >> he can't deny it. polka up next. ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," terrorists printing phony passports. the new threat to homeland security as the government warns isis fighters with fake documents may have traveled to the u.s. political boost. donald trump's surging popularity. the poll numbers coming in since he called for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. >> and new this half hour, a consumer alert to airline travelers. >> the new study out this morning about when you should not buy airline tickets. new analysis by industry insiders could save you money right now. >> that's good information. and later in "the skinny," a surprise performance from madonna in paris. it turned out to be a duet with her son and a touching tribute afte


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