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this morning on "world news now," the president's fight with the federal judges over his travel ban, taking a new twist as his nominee to the supreme court responds to the attacks. as we ask the white house for evidence that the homeland is less safe. the full story ahead. >> and the winter weather is having a ripple effect for travelers today. thousands of flights have already been delayed or canceled after less than a day after unseasonable warpth. the terrifying accident involving one of the world's most famous high wire acts. >> five circus performers plunged 25 feet to the ground while practicing. what we're hearing now about how they're doing and what may have gone wrong. ♪ might sound crazy but it ain't no lie, bye, bye, bye ♪ .
>> it better be crazy, justin, because for you to have left 'n sync, there should be a darn good reason for it. although you did do pretty well in your solo career. we appreciate you calling and telling us why you would break up the band that has sold 50 million albums, gave us so many hits and left us to try to like j.c. chasez. >> maybe they'll have a reunion. >> the answers this thursday, february 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." oh, oh. >> let's begin as we say hello. >> all right. back to the news. >> back to the news. even though you know the inner 'n sync is with us. we'll break down all that. let's begin with president trump's fight against federal judges. the ones he's deciding whether his controversial travel ban should be reinstated. that decision could come as soon as today.
>> so the president seemed to apply some pressure saying in a tweet that if the ban isn't put back in place, "we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled." and there was some pushback from the president's supreme court nominee as abc's cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: president trump's supreme court pick making the rounds on capitol hill. and while making nice with senators, judge neil gorsuch had some harsh words about the man who nominated him. his spokesman confirming that during a meeting with one senate drarkts judge gorsuch described president trump's recent criticism of judges as "demoralizing and disheartening." the president has lashed out at the federal judge who put a temporary hold on his immigration ban calling him a so-called judge and saying he's to blame if anything happened. and he seemed to criticize the federal judges currently deliberating the appeal of that ruling. > i don't ever want to call a court biased so i won't call it biased. we haven't had a decision yet.
but courts seem to be so political. >> reporter: those three judges now considering whether to reinstate the travel ban had tough questions for lawyers on both sides, one asked whether the administration had any proof that travelers from the seven muslim majority countries present a threat. >> has the government pointed to any evidence connecting these countries with terrorism? >> reporter: another judge asking the washington state lawyer challenging the ban why he believes the president's executive order unfairly targets muslims. >> i have trouble understanding why we're supposed to infer religious animus when in fact the vast majority of muslims would not be affected as residents of those nations. >> reporter: watching at home in the white house, president trump clearly not impressed. >> and i was a good student. i understand things. i comprehend very well. okay? better than i think almost anybody. and i want to tell you i listened to a bunch of stuff
was disgraceful. >> reporter: as the president attacks the judicial branch, he's also accused of fanning fears about what he describes as a growing terror threat, dropping a hint about what he's learned in his classified briefings. >> believe me, i've learned a lot in the last two weeks. and terrorism is a far greater threat than the people of our country understand. >> reporter: a striking shift from past presidents who have urged americans to be vigilant but not afraid. we pressed the white house for an explanation. >> is there a specific threat that he is talking about? and should the american public, based on that statement right there, be fearful? >> no, but i think the american people should understand that the president's committed to do this. we face a very, very real threat in isis and radical islamic terrorism. >> but just to clarify though, is the threat today
>> because that's what he's saying. >> i understand what he's saying. what i'm telling you is we shouldn't ever be behind the curve on the threats this country faces. we should make sure -- we don't ming.when the next one is >> and from the president, this ominous tweet about the on going legal battle. big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas while we wait. >> sean spicer said he wanted to pool the data and he would get back to reporters pressing him on the president's tweeted. we are still waiting. ate department.ity and the ent they also could not tell us whether there has been an increase in people as the president said, coming from certain areas. >> cecilia vega, abc news, the white house. and the nation's new attorney general jeff sessions will be at the white house this morning to be sworn into office. sessions was confirmed by his former senate colleagues last night on nearly a party line vote. that vote ended a partisan battle in which democrats said sessions wouldn't do enough to protect the rights of minorities and others. sessions has resigned his senate
his replacement will be named by the governor of alabama. the other major developing story this morning is the massive snowstorm headed for the northeast. a foot of snow or more is expected to arrive during the morning rush and most school districts have already begun announcing canceled classes or closed school entirely. the airlines have canceled thousands of today's flights in and out of the region which may impact travel in other parts of the country. public works employees are pulling all nighters getting ready to keep the roads clear or as clear as possible anyway trying to prevent some repeats of this scene in suburban boston yesterday morning. amazingly no one was injured as this suv went sliding down a hill. not even the pedestrian you might have noticed that is hugging a wall there. scary stuff. >> yeah, absolutely. >> all the more reason why workers will have to extra prepare today to make sure that the roads are nice and salted to try to avoid any messes like
the amount of snow will vary greatly. >> thanks and good morning to you. this is a quick hitting but very potent snowstorm working its way throughout the northeast. most of the impacts being felt into the first half of the day from new york city south and west. it goes later on from boston northbound to portland where some areas could be topping a foot of snow. in addition to that, very, very gusty winds and some cold, cold temperatures. lots of travel delays are expected. diane, kendis? >> our thanks to justin. a former contractor for the national security agency has been charged in a massive breach of secret documents. harold martin is accused of spending years collecting large amounts of classified information and storing it in his home and in his car. he's been charged with 20 counts of taking national defense information. he faces decades in prison if convicted. a phoenix man has been sentenced to 30 years behind bars on charges he provided support to isis. authorities say abdul malik
abdul kareem, an american born muslim convert, helped two followers carry through an attempted attack outside a prophet muhammad cartoon contest. in texas in 2015. the two were killed in a shoot-out with police. the pentagon announcing at least 11 al qaeda operatives were killed during u.s. air strikes in syria, including anside operative with close ties to osama bin laden and the man who replaced him. the pentagon says abu hami al masri was in charge of training camps in the '80s and '90s. and white house press secretary sean spicer says critics of the u.s. raid in yemen should apologize. spicer singled out senator john mccain who says he would not describe the raid as successful. mccain noted the death of u.s. navy seal ryan owens. spicer took issue with that saying the raid was indeed a success. >> and i think anyone who would suggest it's not a success does disservice
>> mccain dismissed the call for an apology citing his own time as a p.o.w. in vietnam. he says a failed rescue mission in no way diminishes the courage of the troops. >> we are getting our first look this morning at the torch for the south korea 2018 winter olympic games. the torch inspired by traditional korean white porcelain snow and ice. the games get under way a year from today. these are first olympic games held in south korea. the first winter olympic games. >> the world record holder for lowest limbo, because that's a thing, well, she's at it again. ♪ >> this is a woman known as the limbo queen for fairly obvious reasons. her name is shamika charles. oh, no, she's not going under that. >> oh, yeah, she is. she's not called the limbo queen for no reason. she is not only limboing under
spill a drop of the drinks. >> oh, my gosh. >> on the tray that she's holding. >> wow. >> that is some serious skill. >> yes, shamika. that is amazing. >> do you think that's all she does? just all day every day. >> i don't know. >> she just limbos? >> all day, i don't know, but i'd like her phone number. that is amazing. > that is crazy. >> holy cow. >> let the video play out again. watch it. >> i can't even walk with a trayful of drinks. apologies. >> i like how some people in the room are just kind of hanging out. >> do they have any idea what's going on? they're just there to buy a car. they don't understand the limbo thing. >> we saw tom brady win his fifth ring and saw her do that. we have seen greatness in our time. >> i'm impressed. >> coming up the high flying circus acrobats
why one trauma doctor is describing all of them as extremely lucky to be alive this morning. >> and yet another an apparent photoshop fail is slipping past editors at "vogue" magazine. >> oh, my. >> can you tell what it is here? something a little wrong in this cover photo. we're going to show you what it is and the story ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now."
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five circus performers in sarasota, florida losing their balance while practicing a record-breaking stunt never before performed. plummeting 25 feet to the ground below. two in critical condition. at least one with a traumatic brain injury. >> they're extremely lucky given the height of the fall that they survived. >> reporter: the group was practicing a complex eight-person pyramid similar to this one with seven performers. on that wire, famed daredevil nik wallenda was the anchor at the back of the pyramid and did not fall or sustain injuries. >> it's a shock to everybody. our hears go out to everybody to those that are injured and to nik. >> reporter: other jaw dropping stunts have gone wrong in recent years. in 2014, eight women were injured when the circus rig holding them by their hair collapsed. officials say there was nothing wrong with the wire or its rigging. all of the performers are expected to survive. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> happy to know they will be okay. >> scary stuff.
>> when we come back, switching gears to justin timberlake who is spilling the beans on something we've all wanted to no, why he left 'n sync. >> why, why, why. >> andage gigi hadid has freakishly long hands and arms on the cover of "vogue." we have that and some other photoshop fails for you. skinny is next. ome other photoshop fails for you. skinny is next. your brain, and your joints really love them too? introducing megared advanced 4in1... just one softgel delivers the omega-3 power of two regular fish oil pills... so give your body mega support with megared advanced 4in1.
♪ ♪ i want to see you, baby, bye, bye, bye ♪ ♪ >> all right. it's time to start "the skinny." as you may have guessed, we are starting with a revelation by justin timberlake. >> yes. so opening up for this week's cover story in "the hollywood reporter," the nine-time grammy winner is revealing why he
when they broke up. >> timber lake told the magazine the whole thing was get too big. he said it started out as a snowball fight and turned into an avalanche. he also says, "i was growing out of it and i felt like i cared more about the music than some of the other people in the group." >> he also said he had other music he wanted to make and he needed to follow his heart and it appears to be paying off. he's up for a tenth grammy award. this sunday for "can't stop the feeling," so basically the real reason was yoko ono all along. that's why they broke up. we all know that. >> things seem to have worked out pretty well for him. it's hard to begrudge him that decision. >> exactly. he's the second most successful in sink member after christopher patrick. >> the one whose name you can't remember. >> j.k.chasez. joey fatone. >> next. they're just like train wrecks. >> this morning we're seeing another photoshop fail again. >> march cover of "vogue" magazine claims to celebrate all types of women featuring seven
>> but the magazine accused of digitally altering the image most notably freakishly and weirdly extending the hand of gigi hadid, do you see that, it's placed near ashley graham's waist. she's like three people over. >> it's a little unbelievable. "vogue" appears to have doctored up the image of graham who openly celebrates her size and she says the cellulite on her thighs and all but they added a white seam and a tag on her shorts where it was plain black in candid paparazzi photos taken during the shoot back in december. so perhaps the gigi edit was part of the effort to make her look thinner. >> why do this. but they do this often. remember this one from kendall jackson and gigi hadid sporting bare legs without knees on the cover, cover of "w" magazine. >> they don't need to bend their legs. that's fine. >> how can we forget victoria
beckham in another an apparent "vogue" photoshop fail with a giant chunk removed from her right thigh. it's just gone. not there. >> all right. next up in the rich just keep getting richer category, oprah winfrey's big payday. >> the big media mogul has sold a painting from australian artist gustav klimt she bought ten years ago to a private buyer in china for a staggering $150 million. >> the 1912 painting was originally found as part of a collection of paintings stolen by the nazis during world war ii. >> open praep bought the painting in 2006 for just under $88 million. it translates into a $63 million profit in ten years. finally lady gaga flying high from her triumphant super bowl halftime show is hitting the road. >> she tweeted out a new video for "john wayne," a collaboration with mark ronson and josh holme from her album "joann." check it out. ♪
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♪ uptown girl, she's been living in her uptown world ♪ ♪ i bet she never had a back street guy ♪ >> billy joel's uptown girl has two of her own uptown girls and she clearly likes to show them off. >> yeah, she does. super model christie brinkley and her daughters are opening up about the new pictures you saw in the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition. dan harris is a lucky man, spoke with them. >> reporter: at 63, christie brinkley is proving age is just a number gracing the pages of "sports illustrated's" swimsuit edition for the ninth time. this year alongside her two daughters, her youngest an aspiring model herself. >> sailor's always wanted to do this. and alexa just couldn't imagine th
>> the mother/daughter shoot was a first for the magazine and a first for the family. >> this is a real full circle moment for me. and i can get very emotional about this. >> reporter: the star proudly sharing this shot of the trio on her instagram page writing thank you, "sports illustrated" for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date. dan harris, abc news, new york. very, very cool. the girls said they all had an absolute blast doing it. sailor started modeling at the age of 15. she's trying to follow in mom's footsteps. >> great seeing her. but 63, holy cow. >> she says she was able to ease their nerves with a little bit of a pep talk before they did the shoot. i guess the girls were a little nervous. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> stay with us. we've got more news coming up. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. w" informing insomniacs for
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