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this morning on "world news now," today's crackdown on gun sales. >> it's coming from the president's executive order. how it could change buying and selling of firearms and how critics are peeking out. >> controversial ads. donald trump's new tv commercials hitting the airwaves as bill clinton starts campaigning for his wife. will he make a difference with voters? exploding air bags. did the company behind a major recall try to hide information? new details about takata facing a long list of lawsuits. and later, beauty queen who thought she was a runner-up to the miss universe pageant and then she got the crown. what she says about the big mix-up and her year ahead. it is tuesday, january 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
i know you're waiting around to find out what miss universe has to say about the whole mix-up. >> she's been very political about it, right? >> has she. >> i think she's handling it quite well. he's a huge fan of the crown, by the way. >> that crown, it's a little weird but otherwise we'll get to that a little bit late per.our top story this half hour president obama taking aim at gun control. later this morning, he'll bypass congress and announce new restrictions on sales, especially at gun shows and on the internet. >> the sellers have been exploiting a loophole. the president hopes to close. more from abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: at gun shows just like this one over the weekend in virginia, hundreds of firearms are sold. often with no background check. >> this is considered an assault weapon. >> reporter: sales brisk in part of that executive action planned by the white house. >> obama's the reason. >> reporter: virginia today not much different from when "20/20" watched as the brother of one of the virginia tech massacre victims, trying to raise
awareness of the loophole, legally buying an armful of guns at a virginia gun show with no background check. >> went up to him, how much do you want for it, 450 bucks, here's the cash, thanks, see you later. >> reporter: but the executive order being considered would affect many of those sellers who supplement their income with gun sales. calling on them to register as federal firearms dealers. >> this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country. it's not going to prevent every mass shooting. it will potentially save lives. >> reporter: critics took aim even before the details came out. >> now this president wants to act as if he's a king. 1234509 gun show loophole will not have the affected most of the recent mass shooters. background checks were done. pierre thomas abc news washington. >> we should note that the president's announcement will be aired live here on abc in a special report. in the meantime a group of armed anti-government militia men are entering their fourth day today holed up inside a
federal wildlife refuge building. the citizens for constitutional freedom claims the land does not belong to the federal government. they've taken up the cause of ranchers dwight and steven hammond who have been ordered to be a five-year sentence in prison for an alleged arson on federal land land. 127 acres were burned yesterday. the hammons -- yesterday the hammons turned themselves in peacefully. >> i'm going to jail for five years for 127. seems like a bit of an overkill. >> the fbi is now stepping in hoping for a peaceful ending. meantime dwight and steven hammond say they don't support the militias methods and their family insists the gunmen do not speak for them. a former south carolina police officer charged with kill agunarmed man is free on bail this morning. michael slager had been in custody since last april when video showed him shooting at walter scott eight times when scott ran from a traffic stop. the former north charleston cop
now under house arrest. the judge reversed an earlier decision and granted bail saying he was troubled by a delay in slager's trial. also san bernardino california has taken another step toward recovering from last month's terror attack. employees returned to work yesterday at the county complex one month after 14 people were shot dead by a health inspector and his wife. later a memorial service, former new york city mayor rudy giuliani had a message for the other terrorists saying "you can't beat us. we're stronger than you." >> we move on to politics now and let's say the big dog is back on the trail. hillary clinton's campaign has unleashed bill clinton at two the solo events in new hampshire, he focused on policy and his wife's qualifications to lead. but he mostly ignored her opponents, even donald trump though he managed to make their differences very clear. >> whether he there also discrimination against
african-americans or hispanics or muslims, just because of who they are, i don't like that. >> and. another subtle reference to trump and some of the other republican candidates the former president said he would not thrive as a politician today because he's not "mad at anybody." >> well, donald trump's first tv campaign ad is full of ominous images of america in peril, including a threat from illegal immigrants. but as it turns out the images that it used to make that point has nothing at all to do with the u.s. board offer. abc's tom llamas on the campaign's response. >> reporter: i'm dd and i approve this message. >> reporter: donald trump out with his first tv ad and that striking image of people scrambling like ants across a mountainous border. >> he'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that mexico will pay for. >> reporter: it turns out, that video is not from our southern
border at all. it's from 5,000 miles away in morocco. the trump campaign telling abc news they used morocco images on purpose, quote, "to demonstrate the severe impact of an open border and the very real threat americans face." but watchdog website politifact, which first reported the story, gives the ad a "pants on fire" rating on its truth scale. it was trump's immigration crackdown that first rocketed him into the lead. >> and, you know, we're going to build a wall. we're going to have a real border. and mexico is going to pay for the wall. and they'll say, thank you, thank you very much. >> reporter: now, his new ad highlights the latest trump promise in the headlines. >> he's calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: trump, sticking to the hard line that took him to the top and kept him there. but trump's critics say the morocco video in his ad highlights how he's fast and loose with the facts and more importantly, they point to recent studies that show more mexicans leaving the u.s. than coming in. tom llamas abc news new york.
isis apparently has a new jihadi john. the terror group's latest british accented spokesman appears on a video released over the weekend. he calls the british prime minister an imbecile and then he helped execute five supposed british spies. sources told us he may be a well-known british radical interviewed by abc news about a year and a half ago just before he fled to syria. >> the 1.6 drop in the dow jones industrial average triggered by bad news about chinese manufacturing activity. both the dow and s&p 500 had their worst starts to a year in quite awhile. far this morning, u.s. stock futures are up. >> things are heating up on main street. as a pizza war breaks out between pizza hut and papa john's. pizza hut is taking a page out of the domino's playbook offering a medium pizza with one topping for five bucks with another purchase or a second pizza for five bucks.
papa john's is offering with the purchase of a large pizza a second pizza for only 50 cents are they packing up trying to get pizza? >> for customers it pretty much comes down to taste. all right. it will take au entire year to work off the calories i think. starbucks is starting the new year with a new drink. the latte mackate tote fearings steamed whole milk with espresso shots on the bold scale. it's one step below a full-fledged espresso. it's 0 calories with one teaspoon of sugar as opposed to the average grande frappuccino as over 400 calories and 16 teaspoons of sugar. >> i'm more of a tea wrink drinker myself. but i think that's on my list. there are certain new year's day rituals all around the world, the rose parade polar bear swims. in japan, it's the great tuna
action. this year's 440 pound fish sold for $118,000. look at that thing. it was sold to a sushi restaurant or the one who usually wins as the high bidder. >> that looks kind of gross there. within hours he was serving up slices of this tuna. he got a bargain. three years ago he paid more than ten times as much for this. >> and seems like there wasn't the competition this year. >> that was probably the deal. so this is like an 80-year tradition in japan for new year's but apparently this is the last year for this tradition. >> we needed to get some of that then. we missed out. >> it's pretty much gone by now. coming up "the mix," how you can smell just like vladimir putin for a price. >> uh-huh. also miss universe and her thoughts about the epic blunder on the pageant stage. she is speaking out after getting the crown. >> we do want to hear from you. "world news now" is turning 24.
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before passengers could escape. investigators have released the name and photograph of a suspect. china has suffered a number of serious bus fires in recent years, some set by mentally ill or disgruntled people. more trouble now for volkswagen. the justice department is suing the automaker for environmental violations stemming if the can dal in which diesel cars were rigged to cheat on emissions tests. the suit seeks billions in penalties but is not likely to be the federal word from the government. there may still be criminal charges against some volkswagen executives. >> takata's defective air bags able to exload in your front seat linked to at least nine deaths. therss been aajor recall and our team looking for answers from takata. >> i'm going to have to ask you to step off the property. >> okay. >> no problem. so now to the stunning new revelation e-mails from takata
engineers that seem to show they were not making it easy to find vital information. here's abc's david kerley. >> while takata admits it hid exploding air bag information internal e-mails are providing a look at the culture inside the company especially this one, an engineer preparing a test data report writes to a colleague, happen happen manipulating. takata said in a statement that in this e-mail was not about changing data just the way it was presented but but there are other examples as far as back at 2000. a u.s. takata official writes that a report sent to its customer honda used data that was "incorrect incorrectly labeled or does not exist." in 2005 another report to honda included data that was "a wholesale fabrication," audio according to an e-mail labeled integrity. the documents given to abc by the driver of this car patricia mincy who claims she was
paralyzed by the air an bag. the deception extended to the u.s. government. >> nhtsa's investigation uncovered a pattern by takata of providing selective, incomplete or inaccurate information to nhtsa. >> while takata has settled with the government, it still faces several lawsuits from the families of those killed or those injured from exploding air bags. david kerley abc news washington. up next in our next half hour here a starbucks showdown. a customer confronting the cashier alleging they stole her credit card information. why these kinds of thefts are really all too common now and how you can prevent becoming a victim yourself. >> but first, miss universe telling us what was going through her head during this now infamous mistake in announcing the winner and what life is like now that the crown is truly hers. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
♪ >> we should point out no lie that is the team that miss colombia wakes up to every morning in her hotel room. it was one of the most awkward live television moments in recent history. >> it's so bad. >> steve harvey crowning the wrong miss universe. >> so the woman who actually won is now speaking about the whole ordeal and how she has much bigger issues to work on now. here is abc's juju chang. >> it has blue sapphires in it and diamonds obviously. >> these are real diamonds. >> reporter: it's not every day you get to see nearly a pound of white gold and sparkling jules up close but miss universe showed us the infamous crown finally finding its rightful place here on the head of miss
philippines pia wurtzbach. >> it was the blunder that stunned the universe. miss universe that is. >> i will take responsibility for this. >> host steve harvey's gaffe taking an the crown off miss colombia and placing it instead on miss philippines who was suddenly no longer first runner-up. >> we saw your face. it was literally utter shock. >> i was very excited because i was announced the winner. >> the coronation mix-up inspired countless memes with harvey even poking fun at himself at christmas posting merry easter y'all. >> some people are saying well, steve harvey must have done this on purpose to get publicity. >> not at all. the way he was so apologetic afterwards -- >> he was mortifyied. >> yeah yeah he corrected right away though. like i applaud him for that. >> miss colombia said she not only felt humiliated but felt it was a grave injustice.
if the situation was switched then maybe i would have felt the same way. so it's okay. i understand where she's coming from. >> despite miss colombia's suggestion pia says she doesn't think sharing the crown makes sense. >> it would be very difficult for two girls to share the crown because it's not just the crown but the responsibility and the job of a miss universe. >> and she's anxious to get to work promoting her causes like cyberbullying that comes along with nearly every viral event these days. >> reporter: when people tweet nasty things back at you, do you just ignore it. >> whenever i see things like that i just brush it off. the only comments that matter to me are the people that matter. >> she makes glamorous look easy but she says it took years of intensive training. > try to imagine an s. >> what's the most difficult part of training for a pageant for you? >> i'm a culinary graduate.
i'm a foodie and love to cook and eat. for me the hardest part was to find that discipline on heating healthy. >> reporter: but she says it was a small sacrifice for the chance to represent her country. >> we take it very seriously. to us miss universe is that one crown that we can't get and finally, after 42 years, i got it like sometimes i can't believe that really. i was the one who did it. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang in new york. >> she has a got attitude about it. >> she does. that's a big cross to barry think for her, but the moment where they take the crown off, it's so the -- it's tragic. >> yeah you kind of like stole the crown from reena. >> no, no reena's on her way back here. what is that? oh my gosh. that's embarrassing. > it's like an s though. can you practice your s? >> i hate everyone now. >> she says it's like an s.
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. our first story "the mix" is hysterical. there is a' coluongo inspired by vladimir putin on sale in russia. >> sign me up. >> it's called leaders number one. >> look at those man boobs. >> we need to be able to show you this photo which is part of the reason we're doing this story. what's really funny is they say women like the fragrance more than men which is maybe the idea of cologne. there are hints of lemon, black currants i don't know. allegedly, the profits will go to a charity. if that's not enough you can also buy a putin calendar. >> it's inspired by him. it's not necessarily his bo bottled, right?
>> no. i don't think. >> all right. >> we can only. >> i'll do further research on that for you. >> please, let me know. the smell of putin. not pooti from canada. >> graver from. >> when i think about my old english teacher in brooklyn she would never ever do something like this. take a look. get it? >> it's so good. >> get it. uh-huh. and whip. whip. >> look at those girls. they're awesome. >> look at mr. clark in the broind. but the girls are good but mr. clark in the background has the internet on fire right now because he's a co-founder and middle school teacher of the ron clark academy in atlanta. and this dance routine, it's only about 30 seconds, it has everybody just on fire about it. he was once on the oprah winfrey show for his teaching
techniques. i'll tell you, he's got some dance moves impressed. i think that's awesome. >> absolutely. the next story here and i want to read this to you because i think it's so funny. next to oil and gold and an hbo password, napping might be the world's most precious commodity. in cars on planes it's hard to do. so this kickstarter campaign came up with they look like regular hoodies. but there's an inflatable pillow inside so you can nap anywhere. i love this. again, it's a kickstarter campaign right now. you can buy it for 49 bucks bucks. >> absolutely brilliant. imagine walking down into your basement and seeing this guy kind of hanging out there. this was a 600-pound elk that broke through a window into a man's idaho basement. so the worst about it, not only was it bad that the elk was there, it took them 2 1/2 hours to get the elk out of there. >> you can't get it out. >> what a
this morning on "world news now," hillary clinton's secret weapon. her husband bill starts campaigning for her. bill clinton's thoughts on donald trump and if he could succeed in today's political world. >> isis threat. the message of terrorism from a new jihadi john. another terrorist speaking with a british accent. who is he? we may have heard from him before without his mask. >> and new this half hour, a big move for rare identical triplets. >> so they were born ten weeks early. their parents face challenges ahead as these babies go home. one of them being how do you tell them apart? >> well, from triplets to twins. we're talking about "the bachelor." "the skinny," the all new season begins. the drama on the very first night as ben higgins searches for love from so many beautifu