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breaking news on "world news now," a tennessee town overtaken by the inferno, and heart stopping images of flames engulfing builds and forcing evacuations. we'll take you to the scene. >> question of terror in the ohio state campus attack, what we learned about the evidence for a motive. new this half hour, banned for life. >> after one man taunted passengers after donald trump's election victory, the airline decided to kick him off all the flights. we'll tell you why. a living legend who got a surprise presidential backstage visit. this is what happens when barbara streisand performs fortunate first time in houston, texas. that's ahead in the skinny on
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"world news now." and we begin with breaking news from tennessee. the raging wildfire tearing through a popular resort town. >> a serious situation happening now, as dozens of buildings in downtown gaitlinburg, and a chef was live with this incredible video as flames vouned the hotel. firefighters told people in the hotel that it was too dangerous to leave. >> yeah. they were just on the ground so they could inhale fresh air. so much smoke. miles from there, the wildfire is on the edge of the dollywood amusement park, and guests there have been evacuated. moments ago, we spoke with a park's spokesman, pete owens. pete, what can you tells about the conditions there? this is a big fire, right? >> caller: it is a large fire. it's probably one of the largest
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>> pete, i know you mentioned before that this week, the week after thanksgiving is usually a a fairly quiet week for you, but you have people there. i can imagine this is fairly frightening for people there? >> caller: well, out of an abundance of caution, we relocated 19 families staying with us in the cabin properties, and then relocated about 50 of our guest room guests here at dollywood >> kind of give us a picture of what's going on. i know the wind gusts have been severe at 74 miles per hour in some locations, and then you got a snake of traffic just trying to get out. what are conditions like? >> caller: well, right now, we're in between rain showers, but we are expecting some heavy rain later on this morning after about 2:00 a.m. the winds are still fairly strong, and it still is blowing some things around, and,
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firefighters and the staff that we have that's working for dollywood on their toes, and there's been a lot of people that have been affected. the city was evacuated in its entirety and certain areas of the county have been evacuated. >> yeah. tennessee emergency management saying some 30 structures destroyed including a 16-story hotel. i know it's not in your particular area, but what do you know about that situation? >> caller: a lot of of these structures are things that folks that visit here and liv are very familiar with, and i think the daylight is going to bring a harsh reality to some folks when they see really what the damage is in the light of day. >> sobering picture of what a lot of people have fond memories of during vacations. thank you so much, pete, for joining us. >> caller: my pleasure. >> and should mention dolly parton who owns dollywood was not at the theme park, but in los angeles right now.
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a plane crash in colombia. the charter plane was carrying members of the a brazilian soccer team when it wemnt down n the way to the airport. >> what a tragedy. reports that survivors have been found, though, including a player on the team. the team posted a video to facebook before leaving. they've been scheduled to play a match tomorrow. right now, the league's president is en route. >> 81 people on board the plane that took off from bolivia and made an emergency some electrical problems, and then it was not heard from again. we'll continue to stay on top of this breaking news. the other main story that we're following, the investigation into that attack at ohio state university. classes are resuming there this morning. >> yeah. right after that huge victory. >> against michigan. >> yes. that big game. an 18-year-old attacker plowed his car into a group of pedestrians, got out and stabbed
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dozens taken to the hospital for treatment, and the attacker was a student born in somalia and was a permanent u.s. resident. investigators are looking into every aspect of his life. >> one ohio state police officer saw the entire incident play out and opened fire killing the attacker. >> our officer was on scene in less than a minute and ended this situation in less than a minute. he engaged the suspect, and he eliminated t ohio state emergency officials alerted students about the situation initially saying there was an active shooter on campus. that prompted students to barricade themselves in classrooms with table and chairs blocking the doors, and all-clear was given nearly two hours later. >> apparently law enforcement officials, they say that the attacker was not known to the fbi and his neighbors claimed that he was always polite and that he attended daily services
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though, is whether this was, indeed, a terrorist attack. more from abc's brian ross. >> reporter: just three minutes before the first 911 call, the attacker posted this message on facebook, according to law enforcement officials. i can't take it anymore. america, stop interfering with other countries, especially the muslim uma. we are not weak. we are not weak. remember that. >> certainly, terrorist attack. >> reporter: as the police and fbi carry out a search warrant in his home in columbus -- >> talk to anybody he might have associated with, find out what they knew. >> reporter: the picture emerging of him is that of a somalia immigrant who, in this school video taken just five months ago, seemed to be living the american dream until he turned on his adopted country becoming radicalized based on what he read and heard online.
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campus newspaper, the lantern, blaming the media for making muz limes feel scared on campus. >> so many people flipped by isis propaganda remotely look like they're leading successful lives. it's so hard to predict when propaganda gets through to them to the point where they crack and go violent. >> reporter: in recent weeks, isis has been urging its followers to copy the vehicle attack that took place in nice, france when 84 people were killed by a terrorist drivi semitruck through the bastille celebration there. isis posted a new video instructing followers how to use a knife to attack nonbelievers. also, in a facebook post, he calls himself a a lone wolf and says if you want us muslims to stop carrying out lone wolf attacks, then make peace with the muslim world. brian ross, abc news, new york. the south carolina man
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church is now acting as his own attorney. a judge yesterday greed that roof could represent himself wearing his prison uniform, he sat the defense table and helped select jurors. malcom grahm's sister died in the church attack and is worried the trial will turn into a skeptical. >> we're going to have to go through a comedy show that shows america at its worst. >> roof offered to plead guilty in exchange for life but prosecutors want the death penalty. switching gears now to monday night football action with the packers taking on the eagles in philadelphia. it was green bay who got off to a flying start, though, when quarterback aaron rodgers hit adams there for a 12 yard td. the pair hooked up again in the second quarter on a 20 yard touchdown. not bad. and packers pretty much put it away with this short touchdown run here in the fourth quarter. green bay hands philadelphia its first home loss of the season.
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>> well, we like inspiration on a tuesday. >> yeah. >> it's tuesday, right? >> yeah. >> i have to keep it straight. thousands of runners finished sunday's seattle marathon, but few showed as much heart as one 63-year-old man, evans wilson, walking the entire route with his wife and an oxygen tank. >> he's fighting a terminal disease, but took on the challenge as a way to raise money for they were joined by a woman from another family who was affected. they walked in the rain and finished the race in ten hours and 55 minutes. huge congratulations to them. >> timing does not matter. he finished it. congratulations. >> beautiful. i love that. coming up, the wind beneath her wings and a peek at the very first trailer of the remake of "beaches. starring idina.
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frightening kidnapping in california. what an eyewitness is saying after she found the mother of two badly beaten on the side of the road. first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather
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allentown pennsylvania and called out supporters, and he was banned for life according to an internal memo. they are giving refunds to the other passengers on the flight. in hindsight, delta said they should not have allowed the man on the plane in the first place. >> is that because he was intoxicated? i mean, how did they know beforehand he would do that to let him on the plane in the first place? >> maybe there were clues. in california, new developments in the kidnapping case of a young mother of woman tied up on the side of the road three weeks after she vapished while jogging it telling her story. here's the latest. >> reporter: the investigation into the bizarre kidnapping of california mom sherri papini heating up. telling us a is interviewing her for clues. >> do you believe the story? >> absolutely. she reported she had been abducted. she was discovered in
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>> reporter: the hunt is on for the two hispanic women she described, believed to be armed and dangerous. it was dark, just like this, when sherri told authorities her captors dropped her off right there behind me, 150 miles from her home on thanksgiving day. >> it was dark, and when i saw her, it was, like, she came out of nowhere. >> ali son spotting her and calling police. >> my initial response to my daughter was, i could have hit her. >> reporter: the shall have says they are investigating including her previous divorce and any online activity. abc news, california. we'll continue to watch. when we come back, barbara streisand presidential visit. >> why beyonce hopes you'll visit her online store this holiday season. the skinny's next.
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it is skinny time on a tuesday with surprise guests for barbara steisand and first ever performance in houston, texas. >> first ever performance in texas, performing a song from each of the six decades she had number one albums. >> amazing, isn't it? six decades on top? then this happened.
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president george h.w. bush and former first lady, barbara bush, complete with gifts. >> during the show, they were singlinged out from the stage praising mr. bush for service and mrs. bush for her work in promoting literacy. >> she congratulated bushes on the upcoming 72nd anniversary, amazing itself, which they'll celebrate in january. >> what's interesting, her politics are opposite, mostly on sis of the bush's. it's nice that we see this, yo moment. i don't know. maybe that's too deep here. nice to see we are the world. >> music unites. >> we are the children. speaking of gifts, what about holiday giving ideas from queen bee? >> beyonce released a new collection of christmas themed merchandise to keep you cute and cozy, i guess, this winter. >> you guess. it includes hoodies available in christmas red and green.
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as well as sweat pants, two new t-s t-shirt, and something we all need, underawear. >> yes. and special edition wrapping paper with an all-over print pattern featuring pictures of herself and christmas stockings full of lemons. what could better capture the true spirit of christmas than lemonade? >> yeah. you lost me there. i like the tie-in to the album. >> i like it. that w >> now i know to get you for kwanza. >> lifetime released a trailer of "beaches," a glimpse for idina in the roles originated by bette and barbara hershey. can they pull it off with a sound track, of course, by idina.
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? i could flier higher than the eagle ? >> i'm really scared. >> we're not going to give up. ? you are the wind beneath my wings ? >> i don't know what i think about that right now. it's really hard to do a remake authentically and follow in the footsteps of >> so awesome as this. >> "wind beneath my wings," that i sang often, which i won't now, peeked number one in 1989, won record and song of the year at the 1990 grammy awards. where were you in 1990? that's the question. >> so "beaches" premiers january on lifetime. i think i was an embryo at that point. if i remember. >> i don't believe that.
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>> it's makeup and lighting. >> it's all about lighting, folks. finally, speaking of 1989, the last time one of the biggest heart throbs in the '80s toured the u.s. >> launching a u.s. tour as participant of a remarkable comeback year for this english pop singer. ? never going to give you up ? ? never going to let you down ? ? never going to run around and desert you ? ? never going to make you c ? never going to say good-bye ? never going to tell a lie and hurt you ? >> you are so welcome for that '89 flashback. you were singing along. we really didn't just ricroll you. rick really is set to launch a u.s. tour with his gorgeous hair. >> so the 18-day run ends february 18th in boston.
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? ? i can't hear all of his sopngs, but he's one of the most amazing performers. when i say "hear," i mean this is too much. he's patterned after old-school music that's now old-school to some of us, but bruno mars, "24 karat magic," post retro funk contemporary rb.
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>> sounds good is what we're saying. >> it doze. evokes singers that were the greatest. >> people follow him, 7 million followers on instagram, but there's one account that's quickly catching up. >> half a million followers, growing quickly, now that "rolling stone" ranked it in the top five in the list of best instagram accounts. >> who is it? would you believe it's the tsa. >> what? >> yeah. here's juju ? ? >> reporter: beyonce has more than 89 million instagram followers, but according to "rolling stone" magazine, there's a hot new account that has users falling into formation. tsa. ranked no. 4 on rolling stone's list of 100 best instagram accounts between queen bee and rihanna, advising passengers with witty posts from what to
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a knife and spears. tsa making it clear even action figure weapons won't fly. jimmy kimmel chiming in -- >> if you have a batter ring, leave it at home with your mother. >> reporter: tsa inviting travelers to ask if their sometimes unusual items are safe for travel. one user asking what we're all wondering, can we carry on that can of push? goes a long way, especially when you're waiting in endless lines. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> i love the story because of the positivity and good humor, but sometimes i wonder if customer service could match the humor. >> they are fun people. pat you down. >> we love you, tsa. >> give you a back rub. >> especially around the holidays. >> we like them. this is abc's "world news
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, an out-of-control wildfire destroying dozens of structures forcing evacuations in tennessee. people trapped inside a hotel filled with smoke as flames reach the windows and now dolly parton's dollywood in one fire's path. investigators on the scene of a plane crash. new details about what the pilot reported before the crash and word of survivors just in. campus attack. a student at ohio state university ramming his car into a group and going on a stabbing spree. what we're learning about the suspect, his social media post moments before the attack and hero police officer who took him

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