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. i also did it because i'm in the midst of a very powerful campaign that's going very well. >> reporter: but trump could be taking a business hit. his proposed ban leading a developer in dubai to take down a trump billboard advertising a golf course that trump is working on. >> if i lose some businesses overseas, it doesn't have any
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what i'm doing right now, bill, is far more important than any single business that i own. >> reporter: there's a new poll out on trump's plan to ban muslims from coming into the u.s. that poll shows that more republicans support the trump plan than oppose it. tom llamas, abc news, new york. this really is the story that keeps on giving, isn't it? the latest poll i saw had 42% of republican voters not primary voters just overall voters supporting the ban on muslims coming into america. >> "the wall street journal" says 57% of people don't greet with trump's plan to ban all muslims. >> the untold story in the poll we saw just before tom's report so he's gone down. he spent a lot of money recently on television add verts. this super pac behind him i was reading in "the new york times" today has spent five times as much money on him as the next super pac has spent on the next
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and bush was at 5 or 6% before they starred spending that money and they've blown all that money and he's gone down. >> because he had a big war chest for money and we'll have to see how it all unfolds. >> these polls come out and there are so many little stories andnairetives. numbers. wait till new hampshire and iowa. so much changes once you get down there. investigators in suburban boston are focusing on operator error as the cause of a runaway morning. the six-car train with about 50 passengers on board left a transit station without a driver and went through four stations without stopping. that driver actually stepped off the train to investigate a signal issue. he's now on administrative leave. >> a fascinating story. let's turn to sports. the nfl's week 14 has started with a second -- got the wrong camera, still learning with a
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and that's a good start for another episode of "sports with reena." >> i like how you call it an episode. it's very good. you know i'm an expert at sports. >> i get the joke. >> it's not a joke. last night, it was the vikings visiting the cardinals. arizona up by seven when minnesota's mike wallace capped a long drive with a game-tying touchdown. the cardinals got the ball back and got into field goal range. this is field goal range here. the game-winner going through from 47 yards out. that's big deal. 47 yards out. arizona wins it, 23-20 and guarantees itself a trip to the postseason. what do you think about that? >> is that the whole episode? it's over? is sports with reena finished? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> thankfully. >> thankfully. >> coming up. >> thanks. >> so "the mix," stunts on a
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>> it's great. singing the praises of frank senate tra and a major milestone for this frail blazing legend. >> first a scandal at a well-known military academy. students posing in controversial costumes. >> be sure to account for us on facebook and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." [coughing] [coughing] [coughing] [coughing] [coughing] coughing disrupts everyone's life. many people are turning to delsym for longer lasting cough relief. delsym has an advanced time release formula that helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. that's three times longer than the leading cough liquid. all night... or all day.
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well, dozens of mengd students staged a die-in at chicago's daley plaza yesterday to call for mayor rahm emanuel's resignation over the city's widening police scandal surrounding the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer. it lasted 16 minutes. a state bill introduced that would make it possible to vote a chicago mayor out of office. >> it's powerful and in its elegance. now the scandal at an elite military college. at least eight cadets at the citadel in south carolina have been suspended. a disturbing image parking outrage. jim avila has the story. >> reporter: the sid ta del under scrutiny for these images, showing cadets dressed in white with pillowcases over their heads, in a scene some say resembles the ku klux klan. who saw a video of the scene and was disturbed by it. the south carolina state military school, founded before
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flag on campus. those eight cadets suspended and removed from campus after they were seen dressed all in white. the students told school administrators they were portraying ghosts of christmas past. but the school president, in a statement, called the display "offensive and disturbing." minority students, who make up less than 8% of the student body, said the cadets in sheets reminded them of the klan. >> it's stupid if these college students did not find the optics of that to be disturbing. >> reporter: the school has launched an investigation and further punishment is possible. jim avila, abc news, washington. be. >> ghost of christmas past like the ku klux klan. that was just a bad idea. >> it was. coming up in our next half hour, couples fighting over food. those sell by dates prompting people to throw out food. do you have to? that debate translating to a battle of the sexes.
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100 years after his birth. old blue eyes inspiring entertainers to follow in his foot accepts. we will look back at the truly original, frank sinatra.
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rock guitar fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars. and let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars. >> the chairman of the board, in other words, one of the greatest entertainers of all time, we are talking about frank sinatra. >> hailed as the most iconic cultural figure of the 20th century. tomorrow he would have turned 100 years old. bruno del gra na doe looks at his influence. bruno, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, that's right.
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american icons. and 17 years after his passing, artists are still emulating him and studying his every move. i've been a puppet a pauper a pirate a poet, a pawn and a king >> francis albert sinatra was born in hoboken new jersey and got his start singing in the hoboken four some eight decades ago. >> you make the whole world smile. >> who speak for the group? >> i will. i'm frank. we're looking for jobs. how about it. >> reporter: he would become the first teen idol with female fans mesmerized by his presence. the world on a string sitting on a rainbow. >> reporter: he recognized the power of song early on and capitalized on it, making every song his even though they were not written by him but connecting with the essence of a song like no one else had done before.
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1993 he also starred on the silver screen, making his film debut in 1941, becoming the first singer turned major movie star. >> do you know what this wonderful country is mades of? it's made up of 100 different kind of people. >> reporter: within the next two years, he was landing leading man roles and earn academy awards for best song nominations for his performances. it's a wonderful town >> old blue eyes cool swagger helped launch sinatra mania during the second world war. >> traffic stopping crowds as frank sinatra opens a sensational three-week engagement. >> reporter: he sang to the wives and girlfriends of soldiers fighting overseas. he was so popular, that he had over 1,000 fan clubs across the u.s. sinatra's live shows are legendry. he signed on to perform at the desert inn in 1951. becoming a vegas institution for
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>> who's broad? >> it's my sister. >> reporter: he reached the pinnacle in film with 1951 "from here to eternity." sharing the screen within burt lancaster and montgomery clift and winning the academy award for best supporting actor. >> and i'm very moved and i really don't know what to say. >> reporter: we can't forget the rat pack. frank sinatra becoming the head of the pack after humphrey bogart's death in the late '50s. along with dean martin, sammy davis junior and peter lawford, the rat pack defined entertainment and style for generations to come as they screen. at the height of his stardom, sinatra became a true multi -- love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go >> like no one before or since
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kennedy and ronald reagan. and always surrounded by beautiful starlets. sinatra recorded from the '30s through the '90s, played out to sold out crowds around the world himself. i ate it up and spit it out >> reporter: old blue eyes was the embodiment of the american dream, a self-made man. say. american can doing attitude conquered the world. and if i can make there >> he was top of the list, king of the hill, a number one. the record shows, i took the blows and did it my way >> regrets, well, he had a few. but he did it his way.
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his legacy looms larger than ever. reena and richard, back to you. >> thank you, bruno. he won an oscar for best supporting actor. i didn't know that. that's a bit of trivia, our gift
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>> it's so thrilling. > this is crazy. >> is it legal to ride your bike all over other people's roofs? >> i don't know if it's illegal but it's very dangerous. i would not recommend you try this at home. >> if it is illegal, he's going to have trouble denying it. >> all caught on tape. this cute little dog. owner walks into his apartment and notices these spotser from. food coloring. guess what the dog did. >> he can't deny it.
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this morning on "world news now," terrorists printing phony passports. the new threat to homeland security as the government warns isis fighters with fake documents may have traveled to the u.s. political boost. donald trump's surging popularity. the poll numbers coming in since he called for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. >> and new this half hour, a consumer alert to airline travelers. >> the new study out this morning about when you should not buy airline tickets. new analysis by industry insiders could save you money right now. >> that's good information. and later in "the skinny," a surprise performance from
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it turned out to be a duet with her son and a touching tribute after the terror attacks. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we want to actually start with a scary new weapon apparently it's not a gun and it's not a >> we're talking about fake passports already being used by the terror group to move people across borders. authorities in the u.s. have been told to watch out as abc's brian ross reports. >> reporter: with the u.s. and other countries on high alert for isis attacks, american authorities are warning the terror group may have infiltrated followers into this country with authentic looking passports it has printed itself, almost impossible to detect. >> if isis has been able to
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machines that create legitimate a major security risk to the united states. >> reporter: authorities say, as isis swept through major syrian cities last year, it was able to seize government passport printing machines of a kind used by major governments around the world. investigations bulletin sent to law enforcement in the last week and obtained by abc news showed examples of suspect passports and said isis may have boxes full of blank passports. the bulletin warned that "individuals from syria with passports issued in these isis passport blanks, may have traveled to the u.s." >> the intelligence community is concerned that they have the ability -- the capability -- to manufacture fraudulent passports, which is a concern in any setting. >> reporter: several of the fraudulent passports have already been discovered in europe. most notably, in the paris attacks, when authorities said
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this forged syrian passport to come to europe as a refugee. anyone traveling to the u.s. on a syrian passport would still need to get a u.s. visa. and now u.s. authorities are going back through immigration records to see if anyone did, in fact, use one of those counterfeit passports to come here. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> brian, thank you so much. the world of fake passports, the word comes amid the investigation of last week's california rampage. the la times reporting work done on digital equipment found at the home of syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik shows they were planning an even larger attack on a location with more people. meantime, fbi divers will be back in a small lake near the attack site today, searching for evidence in connection with the attacks. in the meantime, the first of the san bernardino victims has been laid to rest. mourners turned out in covina, california, to remember 27-year-old yvette velasco,
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the 14 people killed in last week's attack. on the day she was gunned down, velasco was set to receive a gold badge recognizing her as a san bernardino county health inspector. there's a chilling link between last month's paris attacks and the u.s. a serbian arms factory says one of the guns linked to the islamic extremists was exported to an online dealer in florida. it's not known how the gun made its way back to europe. meanwhile, connecticut is acting on president boll's suggestion on gun control. the governor will block the sale of firearms to anyone on the federal no fly list. the u.s. said it rejected a similar ban last week. connecticut, already has some of the nation's strictest gun control laws after the sandy hook school shootings three years ago. >> so donald trump, he is seeing his support surging again despite the uproar over his plan to close off the u.s. to muslims from overseas, the newest one
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he's up to 35%. ted cruz is second with 16%, ben carson now third with 13. bush there you can see trailing on 3. it is your voice, your vote. abc's kenneth moton has more. >> reporter: donald trump defiant, polarizing, seemingly unstoppable. >> a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: since that controversial monday declaration, it has been quite a week for trump. global backlash from his critics but applause from his supporters. a new cbs "new york times" poll taken before and after an trump announced his stance shows the republican climbed 13 points since october to 35%. >> he's not going to be the nominee. i'm pretty confident of that. >> reporter: "the new york times" reports another trump rival ted cruz told donors he has doubts about trump's fitness to be president. >> who is prepared to be a commander in chief? who understands the threats we
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their finger on the button? >> reporter: cruz later called the story misleading. the national newspaper in the united arab emirates reported the billionaire's name has been removed from developments. his billboard's gone. he canceled a visit to israel to speak with benjamin netanyahu. who spoke out against him. >> trump would only say he called off his trip to the middle east for a lot of different reasons and plans to reschedule with prime minister netanyahu after he becomes president. reena and richard? >> kenneth, thank you so much. you can add hover boards to the list of items now banned from most mobile comoeshl police. delta, united say the popularized motor scooters are not allowed on flights in checked in or carry on luggage. the concern is still the lithium batteries can catch fire. if you haven't already bought your holiday travel plane ticket, do not do it today. the airline industry, analysts
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bought on fridays are generally about 13% higher than those purchased on sundays. they recommend shopping on saturdays and suns while tuesdays are the most inexpensive weekday. know what they also say? don't buy your trips too early? for trips from new york to the caribbean, the cheapest trip to buy was 77 days in advance. that's for me very early. >> that must imply that people typically buy their tickets way before that. >> i think most of america are better prepared than we are, richard. tickets? the day before. >> i believe that. >> i feel like in the news you never know what you're doing. you could be gone somewhere. >> i'd love to put it down to the news. it's just down to disorganization. >> i was trying to give you a way out. >> i'm bad at making plans. i normally decide two days before i'm going and then i get a ticket. >> if you want to talk about disorganization, these are his scripts over here. >> that also tells you something
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inside my head. >> let me say this to the dear viewers of "world news now." i've just launched an instagram account only for viewers of "world news now." go to twitter account, launched it tonight. the opening pitch of the premier sitting at the desk rehearsing about an hour before the show starts. >> oh, boy. without any makeup. >> it's a good picture. >> it's a little frightening. >> it's only got four likes. is that a lot? >> that's all i got was four likes? >> i guess they prefer me with makeup on. didn't have any followers. it's for you. and we're going to take you behind the scenes. if you want to post a message on there, it's richard, letter p, richard p bacon, bacon like the meat. that's a p. it doesn't even read on the camera. what would you like to see? what would you like to see from behind the scenes of "world news now"? would you like to meet some of the esteemed team? would you like to meet the
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no sense? would you like to see the picture of the salad that mysteriously turns up at 5:00 in the morning? >> i could introduce you to the sweepstakes for the ultimate starbucks. five winners will be chosen in the starbucks for life drawing. they'll be entitled to a free drink and food item every day for 30 years. not quite life. other prizes include starbucks for a year, a month and a week. rewards program members will be entered each time they make a purchase. winners may never sleep again. >> and if you eat starbucks every day, the length of the life might come down a bit. >> coming up in "the skinny," the tv personality showing off her home, featuring a toilet you've just got to see. > also ahead, destroying hundreds of bottles of wine. who ordered it to be dumped out? find out why a bit later. and do you pay attention to expiration dates on food products? the household debate over food safety and we're turning to the experts for the final word right now after our forecast map. nasty day in the west.
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million bottles of tea. fragments of glass could be in those bottles. the recall covers six flavors of tea sold in 16-ounce bottles. the tea should be returned to stores for a refund. >> americans toss more than 160 billion dollars worth of food every year, thanks mostly to the expiration dates on those products. >> here's the thing. do those dates accurately measure when the food's gone truly bad? abc's mara schiavocampo explains. it's an argument that goes on in a lot of households in america. >> reporter: see this jug of milk? mika wants to toss it. >> this is three days past. >> reporter: but her boyfriend matt peterson says not so fast. >> no. smells good. >> reporter: so goes a common argument for this couple about food expiration dates. matt often ignores the dates on food relying instead on a sniff test or a taste test. >> it's disgusting.
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not sticking to the package date could make her sick. >> there's usually a little bit of a debate and i'll be guarding the garbage pail while she tries to get past me. >> i'll throw it away when he's not around basically. >> reporter: turns out they're not alone. in one study of attitudes towards expiration dates, 47% of women check the dates compared to just 41% of men. >> generally speaking, women are more cautious when it comes to taking risks with expired food because women are the managers of the family. >> reporter: there are common labels on everything from milk to eggs to canned goods. words like best by, use by, enjoy by and sell by. >> they don't mean anything. >> reporter: that's right. consumer reports dr. michael hansen says these are not expiration dates. >> what most people think it
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after that date. it could be hazardous. >> reporter: thanks in part to this confusion, an estimated $160 billion worth of food goes to waste every year. remember, the dates are often set by the manufacturer to indicate when food is at its best. defining when it's really good, not when it's gone bad. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. good stuff. thank you so much. i'm adding another photo to the brand-new instagram account just for "world news now" viewers. we take you behind the scenes. i'm new to instagram. what do i do? >> go to library. >> that's a good photo. >> this is called the man who heckles in the background. >> hit the next button. coming up, rapping with the first lady and this guy back here. >> and, yeah, nancy grace's magnificent toilet. all of that in "the skinny." >> now you have to write a little message on here to post to your fans.
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it was a sold out concert initially at the french capital. it was the rebel heart tour. and then she tweeted out she's going to have an after show performance. she did this, it's a rendition of "imagine" by john lennon with guitarist monty pitman and she also sang "ghost fwoun" and "like a prayer." >> this has become an anthem after the attacks. a reminder how beautiful that song is. and the world will live as one >> madonna in paris. >> and her son david by her side. >> here's another video that we've been looking at today. this is michelle obama, and this is a rap she's put together with one of the cast members from "snl." it's to encourage people to go to college. so she raps in this at the white house. this won't move you as much as the last video. have a quick listen. >> make it tomorrow and everyone can really make their dream true, hey kid, listen in
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>> so yesterday, we saw michele dancing to "uptown funk." i'm not sure this is quite the same standard. but the irony being this is to get people to go to college. it looks a bit like a school project. >> kudos to michelle obama because she's got kids in high school. i hope i'm as cool as her when i have kids in high school. she really makes an effort to she's not afraid to like, you know, put her dignity on the line or like make fun of herself. i think that's awesome. >> after the way she danced in that video yesterday, if you missed yesterday, you can look at it on youtube. she dances, it was sensationally good. >> she's got a career after the white house. >> i think you're right. >> nancy grace, you know nancy grace? she's well-known as a big legal expert. we sometimes hear from her on gma. they built a new house in georgia. we're going to give you a sneak peek. it's a rustic dream home in georgia. look at this. chock full of a lot of different things. this is one of the rooms. i like that little curved window.
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and oh, look at this bathroom. how swanky. this is where you escape to get away from it all. but they've got -- look at, this is the kitchen area. >> that's impressive. hang on. >> and then. >> that's good. >> is that awesome? it's a slide that takes you down to the basement. i have to get one of these. this is like every child's dream. i wonder how much that costs. look at the toilet. that is the world's coolest toilet. is it not? >> so beautiful. mail for these incredible images. i want that toilet in my home. >> shia labeouf, the actor, is taking part in an art project in liverpool in the north of england. this is where he set up a call center and you can phone him and talk to him. a call center in an art gallery. he sits there. i think a few days. he sits there for eight hours with two other people. one person said they've been inundated with calls. one person on twitter got
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as he got through, they answered the phone, they lost the signal. >> he had this big thing of showing all his movies at a theater in new york. >> he must have skipped indiana jones. >> coming up, "friday rewind." stick around.
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do i still get the miles? new mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. richard, what a week it has been for you to join us. >> it really has been an astonishing week in news. growing fears of terrorism, donald trump's proposed ban on muslims. they're just a couple of headlines. i love reviews of the week. it's almost about making things that just happened feel like history. it's a great thing. so it's been a remarkable week and here is a look back at it in our "friday rewind." >> i know that after so much war, many americans are asking
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cure. well, here's what i want you to know. but we will overcome it. indicates that they were started courting or dating each other online. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims. our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad. they have no respect for human life. >> this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more muslims just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in. >> you know how you make america great again? tell donald trump to go to hell. >> it's my understanding that they have banned 84 pictures from entering the uk. will the government lead by example in considering making
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>> first this board should move tonight to fire the killer of ra kia boyd. and this board should move to fire every officer associated with the murder of laquan mcdonald. >> i take responsibility for what happened because it happened on my watch. and i'm sorry. >> they didn't find any cancer at all so i have good news. so a lot of people prayed for me, and i appreciate that. >> these are our brothers, our fellow troubadours, they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight. >> i cannot hear you. is everybody here having a good time? >> what a week. lots of things percolating over there. >> truly remarkable week. don't miss our updates on facebook at
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good morning. i'm richard bacon. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." flooding, mud slides power outages, tornadoes, the pacific northwest has it all after four days of severe storms. transportation is a mess and a state of emergency has been declared in 13 oregon counties. full coverage in a moment. >> there's a florida connection to the paris terror attacks. one of the guns used was sold by its manufacturer to an online firearms dealer 2 1/2 years ago. there's no word yet on how it ended up back in europe. >> donald trump headlines a rally in iowa tonight with his poll numbers surging. the newest poll shows trump out in front of the republican field
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part of that survey was done after he unveiled his plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s. >> he's so far from in front. investigators are leading toward operator error as the cause of the commuter train leaving a suburban boston station without a driver. the 50 or so people on board were not hurt. those are some of our top stories on this friday, december the 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. we begin this half hour with extreme weather in the pacific northwest. >> the latest a tornado near vancouver, washington, that damaged dozens of homes. abc's neal karlinksky has more on the region's other weather problems. >> reporter: a dramatic scene caught on video in battleground, washington. >> wow! >> reporter: what's now been confirmed as a small tornado ripping up trees and shredding them.
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isolated damage, but it is the latest punch from a wild week of weather here. nearby, just north of portland, one side of i-5 was shut down when a landslide, even huge boulders came down on the highway. >> i don't think anybody thought it was going to be this bad. >> reporter: from portland to seattle, roads are buckling under the strain of too much water. there have been sinkholes. the storm killed at least two. a woman trapped under a falling tree, and another who drowned driving through floodwaters. while the water has now begun to recede, falling trees are a concern. this is what they're so worried about here. the ground is just so wet and saturated. you can see the way the wind and the rain just peeled this tree back. this one actually landed on top of a car that's parked over there. neal karlinksky, abc news, seattle. >> it's all very dramatic, isn't it? >> the next round of storms is moving into the northwest. >> bringing downpours to coastal areas and heavy snow in the mountains. our coverage continues with
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justin, morning to you. >> good morning to you, as well. we do have some winter somewhere this morning across the country. that's out west. and here the snows are falling at a very heavy clip all the way from the washington cascades down into the sierra. more so, travel is really going to be impacted along interstate 0 to donner pass. we're up around 7,000 feet. we could see one to two feet of snow before it's all said and done. slippery conditions for sure. out east, it feels more like late september, early to mid-october. unbelievable warmth on the way. high pressure continues to strengthen. we are going to be concerned about flash flooding later on this weekend along with severe weather mostly over texas and into louisiana and arkansas. reena and richard, back to you. >> thanks so much, justin. and turning to the latest from the investigation of last week's rampage in california. "the l.a. times" reporting that syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik were plotting an even larger attack on a location with more people.
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expected to be back in a lake near the site of the massacre today continuing their search for evidence. >> we did have a lead that indicated that the subjects came into this area. >> new details about the friend of syed farook who authorities say bought the rifles used in the rampage. enrique marquez is still being questioned by the fbi. he's not yet been arrested. family members say they never knew he converted to islam or that he got married. >> interesting. a big scare in the heart of silicon valley after a suspicious substance appeared at the office of a muslim civil rights group. the council on american islamic relations in santa clara was evacuated after receiving an envelope containing white powder with the word "infidel" written on the front. a similar incident also prompted evacuations at the group's headquarters in washington. authorities across the u.s. have been told to be on the lookout for counterfeit passports being used to enter
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authorities say as isis was sweeping through syrian cities blast -- last year, it seized passport printing machines used by countries around the world. a homeland security bulletin sent to law enforcement last week shows examples of suspect passports. almost impossible to detect. >> the intelligence community is concerned that they have the ability, the capability to manufacture fraudulent passports which is a concern in any setting. >> several fraudulent passports have been discovered in europe. authorities say one of the pair of suicide bombers used a forged passport to come into europe as a refugee. >> yet another twist in that story, isn't it? the pentagon is reporting a new victory in the war against isis. the u.s. military says three top isis leaders have been killed in iraq. taken down in separate collision air strikes late last month. the pentagon says air strikes
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about 350 isis fighters in the iraqi city of ramadi. possibly half of the city's fighters. a worldwide center to diplomacy and finance is on high alert after likely attack to similar ones in paris. with more, here's abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: swiss police on the streets of geneva, their numbers visibly beefed up to prevent what they called a terrorist event. they're looking for at least four men, considered dangerous. their photo tweeted by belgian media, whom officials say were planning a specific attack in geneva. sources told abc news the tip came from the cia. both swiss and international authorities are now involved in the manhunt. the alert level here has been raised. the american embassy in switzerland has warned citizens to be vigilant. a meeting with u.s. and russian officials on syria had been planned and will likely go ahead but in a different location and with counter. >> terry: measures in place. top geneva officials said switzerland is no more secure than any other country.
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geneva. >> breaking news out of mcfarland, california. firefighters confirm a medical helicopter crashed on its way to bakersfield. all four people on board were killed. the pilot a flight nurse, paramedic and a patient. the helicopter was flying from porterville to a bakersfield hospital. there were reports of dense fog. a fired oklahoma city police officer could spend the rest of his life behind bars. a day after his 29th birthday, daniel holtzclaw was convicted of raping and sexually abusing eight woman. he sobbed as you can see there as the verdict was read. holtzclaw will be sentenced next month. one of america's top military colleges is facing another scandal. at least eight cadets at the citadel in south carolina have been suspended pending an investigation after images popped up on facebook showing them dressed in all white withpy low cases over their heads.
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administrators they were portraying ghosts of christmas past and singing christmas carols. >> the federal government is giving state and local authorities more say in education thanks to the white house. president obama yesterday signed a sweeping rewrite of the often criticized "no child left behind" law. local groups now have more say in how to fix underperforming schools. the new version had very wide support. a day after yahoo's board rejected a failed strategy by ceo marissa mayer to turn the company around, mayer had a happier personal announcement. twins. have a 3-year-old son. she's taking only two weeks of maternity leave. sparking debate among some parents who say she's setting a bad example for other working yahoo offers up to four months >> didn't she only take two weeks? >> you know, when she got into
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with her daughter and -- excuse me, her son and people were kind of focused she went back to work too soon. but you know what? it's up to every mom. i remember, richard, i started at abc and didn't tell them because it was very early on in my pregnancy what i was pregnant when i started because it was only a few weeks in and you don't want to tell people that early. i came back in a matter of weeks after, too. >> it's impressive. >> well, it's kind of hard. you've got do what you've got to do. >> when i had my kids, i took loads of time off. >> you didn't hesitate. you wanted to be a hands-on dad. that was nothing about vacation time. >> i'd love to have had twins. >> we were talking about this, how lana zak, one of our reporters has twins. we're saying how she's so capable at handling her twins. you and i would probably be a disaster if we had twins. there's a reason some people are blessed with twins. >> that is true. i think the idea is exciting. mark zuckerberg of facebook also just had a baby, didn't he? >> he's taking two months. >> she's going back to it more
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>> move on to a christmas story. from richard's part of the world actually. jolly old england. it's a story decades in the making. > yeah, that christmas wish list was found by workmen while they were taking down a chimney. it was written by someone named david moore more than 60 years ago. >> the guy who found it posted about it on facebook and the local newspaper picked up the story. a reunion is planned to reunite david with his old wish list. >> i like stories like that. you're reaching back through history when you see something like that. >> what's on your christmas wish list? >> very good question. i'll think about that and give you a proper answer a little bit later. >> i just want a nice bathrobe. >> from a financial collapse to a sea adventure. the reviews are in for two big movies in the "insomniac theater." >> one of which i saw tonight and it's sensational. >> also ahead, the new app that
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what parents need to know. >> and the soldier held captive for years in afghanistan. bowe bergdahl is speaking out, sharing new secrets. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by no!
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this is a sight that was turning heads in youngstown, ohio. a car nearly almost vertical against a telephone pole. >> how did it happen? >> amber johnson says she was driving down the street, turned around just for a second to give her 2-year-old a snack, a lot of us do that and ended up driving her car up a guy wire. she and her child thankfully not injured but it took two tow trucks to get the car down. >> and really hard to work out how that happened. >> tell the kids you got to wait till the red light if you want a snack. >> maybe a tire hit the post and then it drove up. i don't know. gripping. reality tv star kristin
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his body was found in utah nearly two weeks after his car found abandoned. medical examiners say it could take two months before they know the cause of his death. his sister sent out a tweet saying my heart is in a million pieces. >> we were hoping for such a better outcome for that story. we really were. i'm so sorry to hear that. >> for the first time, we're hearing what happened to bowe bergdahl in afghanistan. but in his own words. >> the soldier opening up about the moment he walked away from his fellow american troops and into the hands of the taliban. here's abc's ryan owens. > reporter: this heart-pounding video shows an american soldier blinking in the sun, as he's finally brought out of the darkness after five years of captivity in afghanistan. sergeant bowe bergdahl's explanation. >> good grief, i'm in over my head. >> reporter: bergdahl's account comes from phone conversations with this screenwriter, released
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season of the podcast "serial." bergdahl walked away from his fellow soldiers and right into the hands of the taliban. the young man from idaho claims he did it to draw attention to bad leadership in the army. >> all i was seeing was basically leadership failure to the point that the lives of the guys standing next to me were literally in danger. >> reporter: fellow soldiers call him a deserter. and they likely won't be impressed with bergdahl's other reason for leaving. to prove he could be more like the movie action hero jason bourne. >> so, i had this fantastic idea that i was going to prove to the world that, you know, i was the real thing. >> reporter: the army still deciding if he should face a court-martial or if five years in the hands of the taliban was punishment enough. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. thank you, ryan. the first series of the podcast "serial" is not just the best
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telling of any sort on television, film, in writing that i've ever encount othered. >> people love "serial." >> i have the first episode of that to listen to. we should talk about it more next week. follow "serial." >> it's just called "serial," not cereal like breakfast cereal. >> look it up if you've never heard it, you will thank me. >> coming up, alert for parents. what your children may be doing without your knowledge. >> oh. the new app that lets kids send messages under a veil of secrecy. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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we're back now with the new app being used by teens that's causing concern among many parents once they find out about it. >> it's called after school. it lets kids speak to each other anonymously as mary bruce in washington has been finding out. >> reporter: it's a hi-tech outlet for teenage expression. a hot new app called after school. being used by millions of high schoolers across the country to anonymously express their feelings. but this morning, many are wondering if the app is a safe space for sharing or a danger zone for anonymous threats. here's how it works. someone creates a message board for an entire school where students can comment or post images. to gain access, the app which is free verifies through facebook that a student in fact goes to
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without using their names. no parents or adults are allowed. >> no adults are allowed to be there at all breaks one of my first rules for parents which is you should be where your kids are online. >> reporter: tenth grader tucker ellison says he sees more negative posts than positive. >> everything's anonymous. they almost feel welcome to post inappropriate content. >> reporter: his mom sarah thinks the app needs to go. >> once in awhile, you'll see a positive post. but for the most part, it's kids hiding behind that screen and bullying. >> reporter: the app has even been used to make violent threats. one school in kansas recently went into lockdown after one person wrote i hope all students are ready to die today. the app's moderators alerting the district and police before banning the poster. and in michigan, a 17-year-old posted i'd rather take my ar-15 to school and practice on my classmates than to the gun range.
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making a terrorist threat. the app's co-founders says they're taking action. >> we're committed to parents and schools because we're all on the same team and we've made it our goal to become the safest social network and create a safe and positive environment. >> reporter: the app says they've added content filters, parental controls and a report button so students can flag inappropriate posts. and if users seem distressed, the app asks if they want to talk to a counselor about their problems. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> mary, thank you. talking of apps, i set up an instagram account to take you behind the scenes of "world news now." richard, letter "p" bacon, that's "p" in the middle. there is reena drinking a cup of coffee on set an hour before transmission with rollers in her hair. ten minutes before, she was asleep in a makeup chair. next to her is the man who heckles income apprehensively. >> the commish. >> there he is.
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proof "insomniac theater" time. two movies opening today. >> first up "in the heart of the sea," tells the true story of a whaling ship. it stars chris hemsworth as the first mate. the event served as the inspiration for the novel "moby dick," but the book only told half the story as the ship wrecked crew battles for survival against the elements and their formidable foe. >> as i live and breathe, he's
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>> whack. it looks like the film is riding some rough seas itself. david stratton of the australian calls it a turgid slog rather than a stirring adventure. paul burns of the sydney morning herald is kinder saying as adventure, it's fair to average. not a ringing endorsement. >> it's not. but next up a movie that pulled in a handful of golden globe nominations "the big short." the story is based on a lead up to the global financial crisis and the burst of the housing bubble following investors who predict the economic collapse crying wolf while the rest of the world is oblivious. christian bale, ryan gosling, brad pitt and steve carell co-star. he has a tough time dealing with it all. >> you love wall street but
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>> you hate your job. >> i love my job. >> you're miserable. >> i love my job. i love my job, honey. >> mark. >> cynthia, i'm okay. i really am. hey, hey, no, no, my cab. that's my cab. that's my cab. that is my cab. >> i'll call you later. >> and guess what, carrell earned himself a best actor golden globe nomination along with co-star christian bale. the movie is also nominated in the comedy category. you just saw it and you said it did a good job explaining the 2008 financial crisis. >> i went to the cinema on my own which i adore doing. that's point one. point two, yes,it breaks the fourth wall. every now and again a character will turn to camera and address the camera because they really need to understand what happened. it has i guess the "house of cards" element. there's one point where a
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and says here we're talking about clalize colat ralized debt obligations. you probably don't know what they are. here's anthony bourdain to explain. but it's a wonderful thing. >> i look forward to watching
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