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this morning on "world news now", the winter cold is setting the cold snap setting in, millions of americans will be frozen as sub zero temperatures make getting around miserable. some residents in northern states are warned to just not go outside. the accuweather forecast just ahead. new developments in the so-called murder for hire case. the jury in the retrial deadlocked unable to reach a verdict after the defense painted the local police as corrupt and only concerned about reality television. details coming up. and new this half hour, a disaster narrowly avoided in sydney's harbor. >> the crowded waterway hosted some swift moving vessels as a speeding yacht squeezes into two slower boats after the start of a race. how the rest of this
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j-law strikes back. for weeks, her co-star, chris pratt, pranks her by cropping her out of the social media photos. see what the actress finally did for sweet revenge. it's wednesday, december 14th. from abc news, this is "world news now." you'd never do that to me, right? >> never crop you out at all. however, did it many times. we say good morning on this wednesday morning, we are filled with love with two weeks to go until christmas. we start with the cold, we want to warm up, especially the folks in the north right now. >> that's right. >> so chicago in the center of the nation expected to plunge into the single digits overnight, the coldest december air in years for the windy city. the dangerous weather deadly in upstate new york, a 12-year-old boy pulled from a snow bank died, the second child managed to survive. the boys were buried when a
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dumped snow on them as they were playing. a driver in the meantime in minnesota rescued after her car landed in this icy pond. take a look at the temperatures. well into record territory. with more on this, alex perez in frozen chicago. >> reporter: that arctic blast turning roads outside chicago to ice rinks. outside minneapolis, one woman lucky to be alive after she goes off the road into a frozen pond. one person rushing over with a wood palette, the driver using a fire exting winner to smash the window and pulled to safety. bands of snow moving through ohio and indiana leaving more accidents in the wake. back in chicago, rail workers light fires to keep switches warm. riders bundling up. >> three layers, the sweatshirt, and work clothes. >> reporter: colder air on the way, a medical
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suspect frostbite -- >> patients burn themselves because they stick numb hands in front of a heat source not realizes it's hot. >> reporter: chicago is worse. the high temperature felt like 9 degrees. today, it will feel like 9 below 0. alex per residencies, abc news, chicago. >> he looks really cold there. man. >> the cold weather is moving towards the east coast as well. >> with more on that, accuweather's paul williams. >> kendis, diane, this arctic air will not back down. in fact, for wednesday, we're expecting the real feel or feel like 40 below near bismarck, 30 below near minneapolis, and that's bad enough. the problem is the icy air gives us a second shot of lake effect snow wednesday into thursday. we could see snow locally two feet in areas. dark blue in portions of michigan going into ohio, pennsylvania, and even going into portions of new york. this colds front is approaching
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we already have more than our fair share of cold air yiegt now, but there's the second punch of arctic air, and so the coldest air of the season will slide through wednesday night and overtake the east coast thursday. diane, kendis. >> all right. thanks to paul there. president-elect donald trump took a break from another day of marathon meetings to thank supporters in wisconsin. for the first time, trump appeared in public with house speaker paul ryan who repeatedly criticized as you recall in the campaign. while some people booed at the mention of ryan's name, but trump calmed the crowd and praised ryan. >> he's like a fine wine. every day goes by, i get to appreciate his genius more and more. now, if he goes against me, i'm not going to say that, okay? he's a great guy. >> if only he'd be more honest. so trump also uses the rally to praise his pick for secretary of state, calling rex tillerson one
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leaders of our time. tillerson is facing political opposition over his close relationship with vladimir putin, but trump sees it as an asset. earlier in the day, trump played host to kanye west and personally escorted the rapper down to the lobby of trump tower. trump called him a friend and good man. west said he wanted to take a picture. he later tweeted that he was there to discuss multicultural issues. west was recently hospitalized after a series of bizarre rants and a cancelled tour. a teen is facing charges after entering trump tower with a bag of weapons including a knife and fireworks. authorities say 19-year-old alexander wang was stopped by secret service aepgts at a security check point monday. pli they say he's a trump supporter. nerves rattled with military planes circling new york city. it was a training exercise to bolster security where the president-elec
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there was a rescue and c-13 or. new details about horrors taking place in aleppo and growing humanitarian crisis there. unconfirmed reports this morning of execution-style killings in the final hours of the battle. u.n. says at least 8 it 2 people were shot including dozens of women and children. another report claims that more than 50,000 are threatened with field executions. syria's ambassador to the u.n. denied the executions but noted it was their right to target terrorists. back at home to a possible mistrial in the high profile murder for hire case in florida. jurors in the trial tell the judge they can't reach a verdict. let's get the details now. >> reporter: deadlocked. >> we, the jury, feel we cannot reach a unanimous decision. >> reporter: the jury in that dramatic murder for hire trial telling the court they cannot agree on a verdict after beginning deliberations. prosecutors say she
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undercover officer posing as a hitman to kill her husband in 2009. the state showing this video during the trial, a fake murder scene carefully staged by the police. >> is your husband michael? okay. sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: jurors saw this video, she in a car with a phoney killer for hire. while she did not testify, she says she was just acting as part of a reality tv show maintaining her innocence in an interview with abc. >> reporter: did you want your husband dead? >> no, absolutely not. >> reporter: did you hire a hitman to kill your husband? >> no. >> reporter: in 2011, she was convicted of solicitation to commit first degree murder, sentenced to 20 years in prison, but that was overturned on appeal. for now, the judge sent
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home to rest and will ask them to continue deliberating in the morning. abc news, new york. asian markets mostly higher this morning as investors look to two major milestones in the days ahead. the dow is approaching 20,000. it closed yesterday at 19,911, and they are expected to have an interest hike today at the conclusion of the meeting, only the second hike in the last ten years. looks like we're closer to having cars that talk to each other. federal highway officials are moving on plans to install short range communication radios into all new vehicles. the wifi-like technology could avoid crashes by sending information like positions and speed to other vehicles. the holiday table may be short of a key ingredient this year. the makers of reddi-wip say there's a shortage of the product. signs about the shortage have started showing up in grocery stores around the country. well, it was here for a time for e
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of the deal called crime time. >> he was known as the beast when he was on wwe. now he's the guy who stopped a would-be armed robber in a south florida gas station. he said after refuse iing the suspect's demands, he flashed a gun. he said he was going to rob the place. well, that's when he decided to take action. >> i grabbed him by the back of the head and run him into the store door, and i get him outside, and grabbed him, throw him up and get him to the ground. did what came natural. i was not trying to be a hero. >> i was hoping to see him take a leap from the counter, flying elbow. >> from the counter. >> back from the wwe days. he's in los angeles now where he's starting an acting career. >> he still has a wrestling career there. he says he's to have an audition
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he did. all right. that guy learned a lesson. coming up, waiting for a holiday clidelivery, we may kno where your package is. what we found out this morning about this mail truck fire, where it happened, and what to do if your package was on that truck. remembers a giant in the world of television comedy. what we found out this morning about the death of actor, song writer, and composer, alan thicke who died suddenly yet afternoon at the age of 69. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. care. but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans,
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seems neither snow nor rain nor fire prevents them from doing their duties. in north carolina, they battled a fire in the truck, but with the help of a passerby, they saved most of the packages. they got a little wet, but not burned. the driver was not hurt. >> the amazon smiles are still upsidedown. a close call caught on camera in a yacht race down under. the big vessel in the middle you're about to see had to squeeze through two traffic control boats, captured by footage of a drone, and no one was damaged, the skipper was not thrilled, finishing third in the race. >> but did not crash. focus on the bright side, right? >> exactly. here at home, a consumer alert about a brand that's a kitchen staple in millio
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>> recalling 8 million food processers from back of 20 years due to reports of razor sharp metal finding their way into food. >> reporter: the urgent warning as millions of americans prepare to do some holiday cooking. conair, the maker recalling 8 million food processers. the concern? these riveted blades, specifically with four rivets and a beige plastic center hub. the company says over time, the blades can crack, sending small metal pieces into your food. >> there are dozens of incidents of cuts to the mouth and broken teeth because of the products. >> reporter: con-air says 69 reports of people finding metal in their food. >> these are in millions of americans' homes, incoming my own, and they are dangerous products. >> reporter: the recall including 22 models sold over the last 20 years. you can find that model
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on the bottom of your machine. the company is offering a free replacement blade. abc news, new york. >> all right. when we come back, fellow celebrities remember a tv giant, alan thicke. >> how j-law got back at her co-star, chris pratt. the skinny's next. "world news now"
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starting the skinny off with a sad note this morning. >> yeah. and it really is a surprising one as well. act actor, song writer, and composer, alan thicke passed away at the age of 69. he suffered a heart attack playing hockey with one of his sons yesterday. >> thicke appeared on" fuller house" recently, but best known as the lovable tv dad, dr. jason sever on "growing pains." >> i have a great title for the column, how about "between your ears." >> sounds kind of crowded. how about something punchy like, "shrink wrap." >> no, seriously, how do you like mine? >> oh, well, it's time for your bath. >> he composed several
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songs, the facts of life, different strokes, and wheel of fortune. >> how? >> he wrote it. >> wheel of fortune. >> okay. >> yeah. still talented, very talented. of course thicke's son, robin, tells the los angeles times, his father was, quote, the greatest man i ever met. >> social media lighting up with tributes. actress paula patton married to robin for ten years, tweeted out about the preciousness of life. >> and "fuller house" co-star shared a photo of the two of them saying her heart hurts. >> the oilers shared this photo of thicke, an avid fan, on the ice with hall of famer wayne gretsky. >> oh. so many people will be remembering him later on today as well. >> uh-huh. >> next on to a much liter note, and
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ups the battle with chris pratt. >> she's been the butt of his pranks, cropping her out of the phot photos. >> but she finally got some sweet revenge monday night on jimmy kimmel marching out of the studio on to hollywood boulevard, hailed a bus, grabbed a can of spray paint, and showed that chris pratt a thing or two. >> did a good job covering his giant face, not only blacking out the face with it, but gave him red difl eyes to cap it off at the end as well. >> she said she felt better after. >> the two of them have a great rivalry going. great to watch in interviews as well. the producers -- >> interesting spelling there. >> like that? >> yeah. >> the producers the fast and furious, fate of the furious, the new sequel, should be
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record with the new trailer. >> universal sunday launch of the trailer became the largest debut ever setting a global record of 139 million views in just 24 hours. >> i think i found my time. >> then this should be interesting. >> you want to play like that? >> fate of the furious, the eighth title, zooms into theaters april 14th. finally, rumored match in heaven is red carpet official. >> the olympic gold medallist stepped out together for the "sports illustrated" sports person of the year ceremony at the barclays center in brooklyn. four months after you might remember he asked her out on a date via a video going viral on social media. >> so cool. telling people magazine they kept the relationship quiet following a chance meeting where their paths briefly crossed in denver.
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♪ ryan gosling is a smooth operator. >> smooth as the other side of the pillow. >> not just a hottie anymore -- >> he has a brain? >> making land marks in the career. >> yes, all of this because of his latest film, "lala land" sweeping up nominationings for golden globe, and we sat down with him. >> reporter: long before "the notebook. his status as hollywood's low key leading man, and this week's golden globe nomination. ryan gosling was a teenager from cornwall, ontario, moving
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l.a. to be an actor. >> it's not easy leaving your hometown, your family and come out to los angeles to pursue a dream where the odds are not in your favor. >> reporter: that same yearning sustains him and emma stone's character in "la laland." >> this is the dream, it's conflict, compromised, and it's very, very exciting. >> helped reinvigorate my understanding and love for l.a., i think. it's a place where incredible things happen. >> reporter: his pianist finds his jazz dream going south fast. >> you're fired. >> it's christmas. >> reporter: the chemistry with stone is a major plus for lalaland's writer and director. >> you put them on screen together, and they create magic that is, like, it's the best special effect. >> it's beautiful music, i have to say. we met in a bar by my house, and when i walked home, the music theme was in my inbox.
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wow, he has a chance of making something special here. ♪ >> reporter: audiences are likely to agree as the boy from cornwall, ontario, now a father of two young daughters by long time love eva mendez discovered returning to canada. >> i saw it in toronto, a very unique experience. >> maybe i'm not good enough. >> yes, you are. >> maybe i'm not. >> i'm a fan of this genera of mus music, and it seemed that ship had sailed, so it was amazing to have the opportunity to make something like this. >> reporter: i'm chris connelly in los angeles. >> we debated on set, but who is hotter? ryan reynolds or ryan gosling. >> i don't know. >> what? >> that's all you got? i don't know? >> i got nothing. >> we have a poll on our twitter page. >> the soccer fan
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making news in america this morning, donald trump's high-profile meetings with titans of the tech industry and kanye west. this as the president-elect fills out his cabinet and gets set for some bruising confirmation fights. arctic blast that has millions of americans saying, it's too cold too soon. all of this with the official start of winter still a week away. the forecast coming up. alan thicke gone too soon. the entertain enand famous sitcom star has passed away after suffering a heart attack. we have emotional reaction coming in. a former pro wrestler with a take-down coming to the rescue when a would-be robber tries to steal at a gas station. he says he's no hero.

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