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>> reporter: but you can clearly hear the painful cries of this woman, 57-year-old barbara dawson, as police and medical staff were throwing her out of the building december 21st. >> i can't breathe! >> reporter: she was begging them to stay, but the medical professionals who had seen her many times before didn't think anything was wrong. >> please, sir. >> would you please put your hands -- >> give me another chance. >> they begged you to leave and you wouldn't do it. >> reporter: as they put her in handcuffs, which you can see in these photos, she kept saying she couldn't breathe. >> you haven't been hooked up for awhile and you've been breathing just fine. >> reporter: what no one knew, only confirmed later by an autopsy, was that a blood clot in her lung was killing her. her family says there are no words and they plan to sue. >> we want justice for barbara, so this will not happen to anyone else. >> reporter: in statements, the police are saying that their officer isn't a trained medical professional, and did his job. while the hospital is saying that their thoughts and prayers are with the family. the family, of course, is wishing they were this
thoughtful a little earlier. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> now to a developing story out of syria where residents of one besieged town say they are literally being starved to death. up to 30,000 people have been trapped inside the town under tight guard by forces loyal to president bashar al assad. many families are said to be so desperate they're eating grass and leaves and killing and eating their pets. wow. >> also in paris, memorials are being held today remembering the 17 people killed in the "charlie hebdo" attacks. exactly a year ago. french president francois hollande was there for the ceremonies but this morning, the vatican calling an the cover of the magazine's anniversary issue behalf fa mus. the magazine suggests that god is the real assassin saying the very idea of god is what fueled the hatred leading to the attacks.
staying overseas there are no doubts about north korea's bombshell announcements. still, the explosion was condemned by the united nations security council and others even china appearing upset and supported the u.n. resolution. it's not certain if north korea's strongest ally on the council will allow new economic sanctions. a major development from the pentagon honoring american heroes. the department of defense is reviewing more than 1100 medals awarded since 9/11 possibly upgrading some to the medal of honor. the pentagon is recognizing servicemen and women for their courage in combat. 17 medals of honor have been awarded to iraq and afghanistan service members since 2001. bad news for the oil industry but good news for you. crude oil prices plunged again yesterday some hitting their lowest point since the recession. it was more because of falling demand than any problems in the mideast. analysts say the drop could mean another ten cents a gallon less
for gasoline. the national average this morning is around $2. >> a mystery solved in downtown chicago over the sudden appearance of an igloo. >> it's a bit of a ramshackle structure seemingly came out of nowhere. turning up in the median inside the famed loop. so people at first thought that it was built by a hopeless person. >> yeah, but as it turns out, it's the products of a man named david sudler who lives in a high-rise across the street. it took him 15 hours to saw and chisel sheets of ice and haul them into place. >> i feel like that's kind of cool. >> it is kind of cool. mystery solved. >> how much time do you think he's spending in there instead of his high-rise? >> zero. zero. >> a bit of a tourist attraction now. >> coming up, birthday wishes from you to us as "world news now" celebrates 24 years on the air. >> my, oh my. also ahead, get your geek on at this week's consumer electronics
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so now to million who's traveled over the holidays and to one family flying just before new year's. >> a father recorded his 10-year-old daughter as she went through the tsa security capturing a patdown he says went way too far. here's abc's david kerley. >> a 10-year-old girl patted down by a tsa officer. her father watching and recording. >> it was excessive. it was invasive. i was pretty much boiling, you know, in my head. >> reporter: at the raleigh airport two days before the new year, a juice pouch inside his daughter's bag set off an alarm. then, a phone from that bag falsely tested positive for explosives, leading to the pat-down. >> i was very unhappy with it and i was confused. >> reporter: that pat-down lasting 1 minute, 48 seconds. >> thank you for your patience. i appreciate it. >> okay. thank you for doing your job. >> reporter: tsa, in a statement, says its procedures allow a pat-down of a child under certain circumstances, and
that this pat-down followed approved procedures. >> getting screened by the tsa. >> reporter: payne says he complied at security, but after returning home became convinced tsa policy should change. payne did not fill out an online complaint form. he says he's working with his local congressman to deliver a complaint directly to the tsa. david kerley, abc news, reagan washington airport. >> so before he brought it to our attention, he actually put it on youtube to see what other people's reaction was. he was upset but wasn't sure if he was overreact package. it's been mixed. some people saying i'd rather be safe than sorry. >> i think i've seen young kids get patted down before. >> they've changed their policies to make it so that that doesn't happy very often but it does. >> please continue to accepted your comments to us. coming up, the top tech gadgets of 2016 being rolled out the consumer electronics show.
world goes head to head showing off all the new and exciting things consumers hope will change their lives. >> this year's show is currently under way in las vegas. the most buzzed about items, trina trinh. welcome. we're so happy to have you. >> thanks for having me. >> we've been seeing previews. what's the coolest thing so far? >> the biggest news is okay cue lis ripped is finally here. the virtual reality headset you can finally order. >> i have a couple questions about it. >> what is virtual reality. >> what is it and how much is it? >> virtual reality is kind of hard to explain if you haven't experienced before. it's basically being immersed in a virtual world whether it's a video game world or the real world. and being able to experience it really in-depth, feel like you're really there on the ground. abc news had a really awesome virtual reality app where you were transported to north korea
kra just by putting on this headset and then sticking in some headphones or headphones and you were literally on the ground there. >> you could spin around 360. >> see everything up, below, left, right. the view is amazing. it feels like you're really there. that's the most cool thing about it. the price tag, a little bit of sticker shock there. the okay cue lis rift is going to retail for $600. >> what? is there gold in that? >> yeah. >> so it's not for the faint of heart. there are cheaper versions, too. >> something kendis and i are both interested is the wearable tech. especially fitness technology available out there. >> we saw a lot of fitness trackers, smart watches so far. there's more of the same but now the difference is that you're going to see a lot more integrated smart waives that are part of like clothing items that you wear every day. >> a smart bra. >> there's smart braz, samsung came out with a smart belt.
this will unfortunately report your waist size to you every day. >> no! >> if you're watching your weight and trying to get better about being on track, staying fit, this belt that you can wear with like a regular pair of jeans will actually track how many steps you've taken, measure waist size, report that back to you and give you tips and tricks for how to. >> when you're eating your doughnut it yells no. >> it stops you. okay. so quickly, what's this about your watch acher donating money to charity. >> this is kind of crazy. we're already living in a connected world. might as well as have your washer dryer be connected, too. this is a smart top load washer from whirlpool. it's wi-fi connected but they have a charity component here. and for every wash load you do, you get pinged on whether you want to donate to habitat for humanity. so the it can donate money for you every time you wash clothes. >> my husband does our lupddry.
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