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this thursday morning on "world news now," new questions over two leaked what. >> president-elect trump compared the leak of information from an intelligence briefing from nazi germany. but the head of the intelligence says it wasn't from them. >> tough questions from two of the two cabinet nominees. the choice for secretary of state getting grilled but marco rubio over his view of poovladi put putin. >> later charlie sheen is opening up about his hiv diagnosis changed his life and how he feels like he's carrying the torch for others battling the virus that causes aids. hear what he
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is day he was diagnosed if it weren't for his mother. and if you have those late night luncmunchies at the might the bar. there's a reason. a new study gives us a reason for the pizza pockets and potato chips. what you choose to do with the information is up to you as we say bon appetite, that's how you say it, right? from abc news, this is "world news now." >> my italian is right on there. >> we begin this half hour, good morning to you all. we'll start things off with president-elect donald trump facing reporters and taking some fresh swipes at u.s. intelligence. >> he took a bite out of many of thors there. his first news conference in months dominated by allegations of compromising information and secret ties with russia. trump vigorously denied the reports and blamed intelligence officials for the leak. >> but t
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intelligence says he spoke with trump last night and said he does not believe any leaks came from the intelligence community. we have more. >> reporter: it's donald trump versus the intelligence community. in his first press conference as president-elect he accused the top intelligence officers of leaking the inconfirmed reports that russia was gathering salacious information to blackmail him. >> it was disgraceful from the intelligence agencies allowed any false information out. i think it's a disgrace. and i say that, and that's something that nazi germany did. it was a disdwras. that information that was false and fake and never happened got released. >> reporter: trump assured the american people that no amount of investigation will turn out anyt
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kind of conclusion, if any of it stands up or is true, with l you consider your position? >> there's nothing they can come up. >> reporter: trump accepts the intelligence agencies conclusion it was russia that hacked the democrats during the campaign. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia. >> reporter: although later he seemed to hedge. >> it could have been others also. >> reporter: he did dispute the intelligence community's other explosive finding. on the intelligence report the second part of the conclusion was that vladimir putin ordered it because he aspired to help you in the election. do you accept that part? >> if putin likes donald trump, i consider that an asset, not a liability. because we have a horrible relationship with russia. now, i don't know that i'm going to get along with vladimir putin. i hope i do. but there's a good chance i won't. and if i don't, do you honestly believe that hillary would be
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does anybody in this room believe that? give me a break. >> reporter: but response to a question from abc, another first, a trump admonishment of vladimir putin. >> if you believe that russia was behind the hacking, what is your message to vladimir putin right now? >> we shouldn't be doing it. he won't be doing it. russia will have much greater respect for our country when i'm leading it than when other people have led it. >> reporter: as the press conference ended and trump moved through the crowd he was asked whether anyone on his team communicated with russia before the election. >> did you or anyone in your campaign have any contact with russia leading up to our during the campaign? nothing at all? >> reporter: no, trump said, not at all. trump also said he's ordering an investigation into hacking. not just the election hacking but all hacking by foreign governments. he'll order the investigation after he's sworn
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to be done within 90 days. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> james clapper said he also told trump that the unsubstantiated document is not a product of u.s. intelligence and said they haven't made a judgment on it as yet. we do know that the memos were put together by a former british spy hired by trump's rivals. john mccain acknowledged he received the information and turned it over to the fbi last month. an investigation revealed a number of serious flaws with the allegations. an ethics officials are slamming donald trump's plan to separate his pizs from the presiden presidency. trump revealed he will retain ownership of the trump organization. he says that he would then put the businesses in a trust and turn the leadership over to his two oldest sons. trump plans to pursue new deals in the u.s. but promised
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make new foreign arrangements. >> i understand. they don't want presidentsing tangled up. they want a president to run the country. so i could actually run my business. i could actually run my business and government at the same time. i don't like the way that looks, but i would be able to do that, if i wanted to. i would be the only one able to do that. >> in a blistering critique, the head of the office of government ethics called on trump to sever his business ties completely. he suggested the decision to continue to profit from his empire is unpatriotic. >> on capitol hill senate lawmakers worked on the affordable care act. the process is called vote oh oh raw ma. it's rapid fire votes. this time on individual elements of the health care law. it was triggered by democrats trying to delay the process of repealing the affordable care. a short time ago senators approved the resolution despite some republicans expressing concern about ac
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the law before they come up with an alternative. also on capitol hill lawmakers have tough questions for controversial nominees. rex tillerson for secretary of state and jeff sessions for attorney general. we have the details. >> reporter: it was a rare rebuke. >> i know it's exceptional for a senate to testify against another senate. >> reporter: but cory booker followed his conscious in testifying against jeff sessions for attorney general. >> his record says we can't count on him to support state and national efforts toward bringing justice to the justice system. >> reporter: he was not alone. joined by congressman john lewis. >> it doesn't matter how senator sessions may smile. we need someone who is going to stand up, speak up and speak out for the people that need help. >> reporter: sessions had his
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>> our examination found that several aspects of senate sessions' record, unfortunately, have been mischaracterized. >> reporter: rex tillerson, the choice for secretary of state was grilled with some toughest questions coming from republicans. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal in. >> i would not use that term. >> reporter: the performance of mr. trump's nominees in the hearings won praise from the president-elect. >> it's very interesting how it's going. but i think they're doing very well. >> reporter: and in contrast to the protesters opposing tillerson and sessions, there has been far less drama for the transportation nominee expected to be confirmed. wife to mitch mcconnell. >> i'll be working to lock in the majority leader support tonight. >> a harsher grilling for tiller southern. at one point there was a
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exchange with kaine. he asked tillerson if he lacked the knowledge or was refusing the answer the question on climate change. tillerson responded a little of both. >> thank you. and tillerson also said addressing radical islam would be his top priority if he's confirmed saying it poses a grave risk to the world's stability. he added that islam is a, quote, great faith and he does not support the blanket rejection of any people from the u.s. because of their religion. >> when we come wback, the rest of the headlines. >> including an officer a shootout. the suspect is facing charges. and the return of tiger blood. charlie sheen opening up about a child stretch of anything where anything seemed possible for him. and check out wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now."
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d this. happening now, there's still no let up to the rain that's caused massive flooding in northern california. water levels caused the town of hollis center south of san jose to be evacuated. crews used boats and fire trucks to bring residents to dryland. >> southern california, a 9,00
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pound of can crete sliding down a hillside. it was part of a foundation from a home. thankfully no one was hurt. the people renting the home evacuated before the slide. >> they were smart. now to police dash cam footage. the officer is seen running away and jumping over a gate before the suspect fires several more rounds. the man's father called police saying his son was having a mental health episode. there was a six hour stand off. and the there was an arrest. in a settlement with the justice department volkswagen will pay a $4.3 billion penalty. that's in addition to an earlier settlement. now to a recall underway from the maker of some
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boots. >> they're getting a lot of attention after a link was posted saying one angle he didn't get to see when he ordered the boots. this is where you have to look closely. >> the problem is the sole of the boot. because take a look at the print. it leaves on the ground. plenty of people saying they look like nazi swastikas. the recall happened after complaints. they are available through amazon still. >> if anybody wants to leave those -- maybe if you're going to buy the boots, scuff them off a little bit. >> i guess as a boot maker, you have no idea that's -- >> when you look at the sole it, it doesn't seem as obvious. >> no. >> as you think it would. >> yeah. >> but that is an unfortunate -- >> that got by inspector number 12. coming up in the next half hour, a shakeup inhe
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the team poised to pick up and leave the city it's called home for 55 years. that team. the announcement expected as soon as today. first, charlie sheen gets personal about his hiv diagnosis. and the experimental drug that may offer new hope for others battling the deadly virus. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ >> wow. >> amazing music choice. >> exactly. >> leading into a story about charlie sheen. you remember he once famously said he has tiger blood running through his veins which he says makes him immune to addiction. >> he sits down with michael strahan and opening up about his hiv
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he's learned on the road to stardom. >> diagnoser blood. >> okay. >> reporter: doeshat guy still exist in. >> reporter: not too long ago those were the words about charlie sheen. he was on screen and partying. it was the announcement of his hiv diagnosis that would change his life forever. how do you feel? >> i feel really good. i am so grateful. for eight months i've been enrolled in an fda study for a medication for a drug called pro 140 in the late stages of a trial run. we are very close to being approved. and it is not the hideous cocktail that leads to so many side effects emotionally and physically. it's one shot a week. it's going well. and i feel like i'm carrying the torch for a lot of folks suffering from the same th
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>> reporter: was there a silver lining? >> yeah. the day i was diagnosed, i immediately wanted to eat a bullet, but my mom was there. i wouldn't do that in front of her or let her find me to clean up that mess, but then something else came over me, and they gave me a hand full of pills and said you can go home and you're going to live. if i was there for meningitis or brain cancer, i wouldn't be sitting here right now. so i'm so grateful for what was available when it happened, and even more grateful for what's available right now, and i'm in the middle of it. >> reporter: you put everything into perspective? >> yes. i can feel the future with this thing, and it's much bigger and more important than i am. >> reporter: how has your life changed now? are you happy where you are? >> like all of us, some days are better than others, but most days are pretty frickin' cool
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can. i walk out in the world and it's just warm hugs and compliments, and there's nothing but love out there right now. >> reporter: love is good. everybody needs a little love. love gets you through a lot of stuff. >> it does. >> reporter: as for whether or not that old tiger charlie still exists? >> he has to. i think ultimately in our blueprint, in our dna, i believe that we are the sum total of all of our experiences, good and bad. but they don't lead the. it's fun to watch but a little bit cringeable. i have one speed, one gear, go. >> it's like dude, what the hell was that? >> reporter: have you ever looked back and said what was i thinking? >> absolutely,
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much testosterone cream. it metabolizes into a basically a roid rage. that whole odyssey, that was basically a roid rage, but there's some good thing quotes that came out of it. >> reporter: the most quoted moments of the year. >> bizarre. so bizarre. >> reporter: where do you see yourself in ten years? >> here's what i do know. i'll still be here. and that just might upset a few folks. >> our thanks. >> a few years ago some people would have said in ten years he'd be dead. it's he has turned his life around, and has a more positive attitude. >> such a difference seeing him talking to michael now versus seeing him the last time he made headlines in an interview. >> his dad says his hiv
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>> we'll start with a heart warming story. an owner this morning is very thankful to his dog for saving him from the freezing snow when he broke his neck. this is in a northern michigan hospital. the hospital released a statement saying the kept her owner warm by laying on top of him and licking his face and hands to keep him awake. this is after bob slipped and fell on the snow. he's paralyzed now but still alive all thanks to kelsey. >> a cute dog. and it's a bit of a heart warming story there. we'll on. apparently there's a reason why you crave junk food after a bender. >> really? >> at night. yeah. there's a new study done by
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scientific american. they found alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode increasing hunger and an tide. scientists discovered it's not lowered inhibitions which cause our pizza cravings. who you go home with who you home with is your problem. >> what about junk food? >> that's just the munchies. >> moving on to the name of the town you could probably only say if you're drunk. amazon echo is bragging a little bit. i'm going to give it a shot first. this is a village called -- >> wow. >> should we hear how alexus says it? take it away. >>
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place name in europe? [ alexus says a welsh name ] >> wow, you heard the voice of alexa. >> that's what i meant. >> i think alexa put the wrong emphasis on the wrong syllable. now to this guy. there's this guy who admitted he liked squirrels. it's his favorite animal. so the reddit world has sent him squirrel related gifts. caption i mentioned squirrels are any favorite animal. i have received squirrel related gifts every christmas since then. the t shirt gets me the most. >> it's beautiful.
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this morning, president-elect is going after so-called fake news. he tweeted overnight using the term once again after spending the day shooting down claims he knew he was personally hacked. we investigate what was in that controversial report. and new developments in the west coast. a once in a lifetime storm dumping massive amounts of rain and leaving communities completely washed out. even kayaking in the living room. >> that's just ahead. that's insane. >> and new this half hour, a good samaritan saved a choking victim on the side of the road. >> the victim was trying to wave down cars until someone came to aide. wait until you find out what his day job is. >> reporter: and victoria beckham admitting to one big regret. hear what she says you should

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