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they foiled a plot by i was in the capital city of ankara. police found suicide vests armed with bombs during a raid on a home there. two suspects with in custody. new years fireworks have been canceled in belgium over fierce about terrorism. earlier in the week, police arrested two people suspected of planning attacks in brussels during the holiday. police found isis propaganda during their investigation of the two men. >> troubles in the sky as turbulence hits an air canada flight heading from shanghai to toronto. at least 21 passengers were injured. the flight was diverted to calgary so the injured could be treated. more than a dozen people were taken to hospitals but no one was seriously hurt. there were 332 passengers on the jet along with 19 crew members. now to the flooding in the midwest which has killed more than 20 people. mississippi and other rivers expected to crest today but
major highways are closed. many people have been told to evacuate. it's the worst flooding since 1993, but that was in the summer. >> a flood in the winter is really dangerous. it's really cold out there. >> it's going to be awhile. >> in a phone call with governor nixon, president obama pledged federal help. no rain or snow in the flood zone today but temperatures are cold. here's justin povick at accuweather. >> thanks and good morning to you, as well. on this final day of 2015, we are concerned about some brutal cold over the northern portion of the country. more so icy conditions over the southwest and some soaking showers in to the southeast. let's break it down here more in depth. we're concerned about lake-effect snow which could be very heavy over the course of the next coup of days off all of the great lakes. kendis and lauren, back to you. >> our thanks to justin there. in russia, ringing in the new year with. >> what else.
celebration. what else? divers braved the frigid temperatures to decorate a tree. this is similar to the tree in your living room but with bulbs and garlands but this is 33 feet beneath the waters of a chilly lake in siberia. >> they dressed in festive costumes like santa claus and some were in tutus. they dance around the tree and drink plenty of wine obviously. how do they do that. >> why not vodka? you're in russia. >> i'm not clear how they drink the wine under there. the tradition dates back 20 years. the water is very cold. it's beak freeze. it's about 35 degrees fahrenheit. >> it's really cold. i'm sure they have a couple wet suits on and all that. that's how you celebrate new years in that part of russia. >> siberia. >> okay. coming up "in the mix" new research about new years resolutions and successfully making them stick. >> also ahead, keeping the crowd
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in paris, security is tight and some new year's eve celebrations canceled. the fireworks display to ringing in 2016 has been scrapped. all of this because of those deadly terror attacks in november which left 130 dead. about 60,000 police and troops are patrolling france and paris police say 80% of city's officers are on duty. >> there's new vigilance here in of the threats. >> nonetheless, the countdown to 20161 on with a million people expected to cram into tiles square right here in new york. and there's an unprecedented effort to keep everyone safe. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: security sitening ahead across the nation, following worldwide threats by isis and other terror groups. in new york city, an estimated 1 million revelers expected to pack into about 20 blocks in an around times square. >> we are not aware of any threat at this time that we deem credible.
taking any chances. the nypd deploying 6,000 heavily armed officers throughout times square, more than ever before. and the police presence won't just be down there in times square. the nypd will have helicopters in the air and officers on rooftops monitoring the festivities below. about 20,000 smartphones were handed out to officers this year, so they can share information or pictures quickly about potential threats, helping them keep everyone here safe. and with these security measures, authorities here say new york city, on new year's eve, will be the safest place in the world. gio benitez, abc news, new york. and it won't be as cold as in previous years. i was just in times square last night. i was walking around. as you take a look now, it is fairly quiet right now. last night it was packed with a whole bunch of people and the vendors. >> you stole some of their hats. >> why couldn't i have just bought it? i stole their hats.
>> oh, my word. welcome. they already have the gear already. it's already marked up for 2016. we're almost ready for 2016. this is what it will look like in just about 20 hours from now. jack's not ready. jack, you ready? >> you'd better believe i am, baby. >> he is ready. >> now my hair's going to be all messed up. >> for now we'll party like it's 2015. >> you look beautiful in these. >> because you can't see my face. >> that's what i'm saying. coming up in our next half hour, an the hot new trend in the true crime series. >> you had to take the glasses off, didn't. >> you unlike crime dra maz of the past, this new breed is subjective and more activism with plenty of criticism. >> our own football commissioner you're watching "world news
the college football season started over labor day weekend, and it is now the morning of new year's eve and the season's out. so here to talk about the big games coming up today and all jacked is jack sheehan. jack, what's going on, man. >> what is going on is year number two of the college football playoff. let's get into it. the nation's number one team, clemson, the clemson tigers. last time we saw clemson, they were beating up on the university of north carolina in the acc title game. clemson's got the participation's longest win streak. 16 games led by heisman finalist desean watson, the quarterback not to mention coach dabo sweeney. he's a colorful character. clemson never trailed in a game
they might need all four quarts because they're taking on oklahoma. the oklahoma sooners. last time out they absolutely destroyed oklahoma state. oklahoma is the big 12 champions. >> okay. >> seven straight wins since dropping one against texas. most balanced team in the college football playoff. we'll see about that. this is the fifth ever meeting between clemson and oklahoma. they're 2-2. game. clemson won that one, 40-6. that wasn't even close. yeah. the experts in the desert say oklahoma though are the favorites. moving on, alabama. the only repeat player in this year's college football playoff. they're 12-1. scc champions. last time out we saw them beat up on florida. alabama's led by none other than heisman trophy winner derek henry. a pretty good player. they're also pretty good on defense.
country. state. michigan state spartans big 10 champions 12-1. we remember a 22-play drive where they won the game against iowa. but really, michigan state is best remembered for the most memorable play of the college football season. michigan trying to get off a punt here. let's just say it didn't happen. michigan state returning that ball for a touch down. win that game. alabama big favorites in this bowl game, 8 1/2, 9 1/2 points. clemson, oklahoma 4:00 today on espn followed by alabama and michigan state 8:00. another big match-up tomorrow, ohio state, notre dame. two teams that and waed to be in the playoffs. they're not. the buckeyes are 11-1. last time out, we saw them destroy michigan 42-13. we'll see what happens with this one. irish 10-2. they came up a little short
they had tons of injuries the whole season. soldiered on throughout. kendis, let's be honest. the commish is a notre dame supporter. >> can't we be impartial? >> for this one no -- we can't. irish burn the boats. the commish says go irish. ohio state, notre dame haven't played in a decade. oddly named games coming up on saturday, kansas state and arkansas, oregon and tcu on espn. the best most oddly named football game this bowl season, the tax slayer bowl. >> the tax slayer bowl. penn state versus georgia. penn state 7-5, georgia 9-3. the last time these two teams played penn state won the national championship in 1983. so. >> tax slayer bowl. >> now they're in the tax slayer bowl. let's get out of here after that.
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time now for "the mix" and it is almost 2016, which, of course, you know what that means? time to get working on your 2015 resolutions. >> what's yours? >> from 2015? i don't know. to lose weight. i failed miserably on that. for 2016 though, there are a lot of researchers saying here are some keys to keeping those resolutions. of course, as soon as the ball drops on a new year, a lot of people are like we're going to lose weight and do a bunch of stuff. they came up with five simple theories what to do including making it public. so instead of keeping that resolution to yourself, say to your friends that yeah, you're
cheating lying stealing creepy boyfriend or girlfriend of yours by january 2nd and they will hopefully hold you to it or set milestone markers that are realistic as opposed to saying in 2016, you'll be done with smoking by the end of the year, they say make it another year. set different milestones. >> or don't make one and then you don't have to break it. >> take a look at this t-shirt. old navy is under fire for it. it's a children's shirt and it says young aspiring artist but that is crossed off and there's another profession underneath, astronaut or president. i thought it seems innocent enough but the internet reacted and artists were upset. here are some of the tweets. thanks was an old navy for telling kids art is a less viable career path than astronaut. that one is purportedly from a working artist. several of these were upset about the t-shirt and hey, guess
we have a response. they are sorry. they said they would never intentionally offend anyone and as a result of feedback, they've decided to discontinue the design and will working to remove the item from their stores. >> the future t-shirts would wipe out retailers as opposed to artists. we all remember they clip from last year's buildup to the super bowl with marshawn lynch. >> i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. >> sewed 29 times. he repeated that mantra. i'm here so i won't get find. guess what, now he has patented it with the office there in alexandria, virginia. now he can sell t-shirts and he can sell items with it on there. >> pretty genius. >> it is brilliant. what else we got? >> do we have time for the last one? no time for the last one.
this morning on "world news now," facing a judge. bill cosby accused by a long list of women of sexual assault. the case that brought the comedian to court after so many years. flood emergency. the overflowing rivers in missouri and illinois. the human toll. today's evacuations and who is sending help on a miserable holiday. >> and new this half hour, what may be an advance in robotics. >> developers say this robot may look and act more like a human than previous creations. is this innovative or just creepy? >> interesting. in "the skinny," leonardo dicaprio explains why he passed
movie franchises ever. it is thursday, new year's eve, december 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. it's new year's eve. >> we made it to new year's eve. >> through another year. i'm lauren lyster. >> i'm kendis gibson. thank you for being with us on new year's effective. >> i'm so happy to be here. >> we're going to get started this half hour on a sad note for many people and really a serious one, the first criminal charges against comedian bill cosby for sexual abuse. for the first time, the frail looking 78-year-old appeared in court. >> yeah, he did. >> he was then fingerprinted, photographed and released on bail. abc's marci gonzales reports from pennsylvania. >> thank you. into court. >> how do you respond to the charges? >> reporter: he was arraigned on a felony aggravated indecent assault charge, allegations brought by a woman here in pennsylvania,
to the comedian's arrest. the charges coming just a month before the statute of limitations expired on the accusation made by andrea constand, the former temple university employee claiming cosby, her former mentor and friend, sexually assaulted her in 2004 in his pennsylvania mansion. >> mr. cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances. >> reporter: when constand first made the accusations, prosecutors decided there wasn't enough evidence to pursue the case and constand later settled with cosby in civil court. but prosecutors say incriminating statements cosby made in a recently released deposition in that case led them in part to reopen the criminal investigation, cosby admitting that he had given quaaludes to
benadryl insisting what followed was consensual. cosby's been accused of drugging and assaulting dozens of women over decades, but this is the first time he's been criminally charged. and cosby is scheduled to be back here in court on january 14th. kendis and lauren? >> of course, there's going to be a lot of coverage of that. the "new york daily news" has really taken on this topic. this is the headline for tomorrow by the way. in an editorial the daily news calling him a predatory step uncle. bill cosby there. and in it, you can see one he said and so many she said, she said, she said, making a point there. >> those she saids representing the multiple women, more than 55 accusations against bill cosby asserting he said versus all of those she saids. but the paper certainly pulling mo punches in that one that will hit newstands today. >> it's going to be quite a trial. the other big story this morning, ethan couch's deportation has been delayed by a judge in mexico. 9 so-called affluenza teen is seen here being moved from a
to an immigration facility in mexico city. once returned to the u.s., couch faces charges of violating his parole from a drunk driving accident which killed four. >> his case is still under juvenile law. as messed up as it is, he'll probably only be able to sentence him to 120 days actually in jail. >> couch's mother tonya is returning to u.s. soil. she's being turned over to federal marshals in los angeles. we turn our focus to the weather disaster taking place in the midwest right now where entire communities are underwater. >> residents ordered to evacuate or await rescue from the floodwaters and several interstate highways are closed because of flooding. abc's elizabeth hur is in st. louis. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: kendis and lauren, good morning to you. here in st. louis, you cannot get far without running into one of these road closure signs especially along the mississippi river because if you can believe it, that river is still rising.
arch, the mighty mississippi river has spilled over its banks. residents have been evacuated and others say they haven't seen a flooding like this in more than 20 years. >> back in '93, we had a week's notice that it was going to get bad. this time it popped up in two days. >> reporter: throughout the show me state, nearly 600 roads and highways are closed. entire neighborhoods cutoff. in union, this mcdonald's surrounded by floodwaters almost to its roof, and this gas station nearly submerged. similar sights seen across the state. businesses and homes underwater. >> the water's come up really fast. >> some store owners tried to save whatever they could but they were no match for the rising waters. >> brutal. we just are working to get everything out. didn't get it all but got what we could. >> reporter: it's a race against time where the rivers haven't crested yet. >> we're all going to get
just got work together as he an e he a community and get through it. >> reporter: north of st. louis in austin, the river is expected to crest today 17 feet above flood stage. officials say several rivers will reach their highest level in decades. more's governor has called in the national guard. what we have behind me are actual streets and walking trails that are completely underwater and so with the water level so high, it is hard to believe, but again the mississippi river has yet to crest. kendis and lauren? >> thank you, elizabeth. that's pretty incredible. >> incredible scenes there. >> and in today's forecast, a cold blast in the mississippi river valley flood zone. heavy snow possible around the great lakes. downpours from new orleans to dry and windy in the southwest. >> temperatures in the teens in the twin cities. 20s in great falls, montana and chicago. 30s in portland and kansas city. 40s in new york and boston. d.c. to new york city now and a solemn good-bye for the police detective and soldier killed
attack in afghanistan. thousands lined the streets of new york city for joseph lemm also known affectionately as superman. in a touching scene, his 4-year-old son gave his dad a final salute as the coffin walked before him. the mayor and police commissioner were among those paying their respects at st. patrick's cathedral. five others were also killed in that attack. in chicago, major changes coming to the city's police department. this follows several controversial and deadly shootings. mayor rahm emanuel says officers must be better trained and less confrontational. the police department will boost the number of tasers available. every patrol car will be equipped with a taser by june 1st. protesters have been demanding the mayor's resignation. >> okay, let's move to presidential politics now and a major shift in strategy for jeb bush campaign. bush has canceled planned advertising in the key states of staff members from the miami headquarters are being sent to
bush once considered the front-runner failed to gain traction in the crowded republican field. yeah, the actual front-runner donald trump continues his attacks on bush and on hillary clinton. speaking at a rally in south carolina, trump said he viewed both of his rivals as enemies and described the campaign as war. and trump hurled his harshest words yet at bill clinton. >> the husband wants to come and she wants to accuse me of things and the husband is one of the great abusers of the world, give me a break. > ted cruz who has been gaining in the polls against trump announced he's raised nearly $20 million since october. okay, now to a health alert giving birth at home may be more risky than going to a hospital. more and more women are opting for birth centers or at home deliveries. those babies are at greater risk we're told of complications but the differences in the oregon study were very slight.
less likely to involve c-sections so there are no advantages either way. all right. you might say some medical marijuana now answers to a higher calling, so to speak. the medical marijuana products of a new york company have been certified as kosher. the largest group that decides such matters. the company's ceo says this should remove the stigma of using pot to relieve pain and nausea not only for jews but for other people, as well. >> it is kosher now. >> it's kosher. >> i'm sure there's organic pot somewhere out there. >> you seem to know a lot, kendis. to singapore and the world's most -- >> research. >> all right. let's move on to a robot. how about that? this is the world's most human-like robot, already hard at work as a receptionist. >> oh, wow. so this is nadine, a receptionist as the university where she was developed.
shakes hands. she can even know the words to pop songs as you can see there. it's not just her appearance that's life-like. > no, nadine's software is similar to that used by apple's siri and microsoft's cortana. her developers say it's just a matter of time before these so-called social robots can become a nanny or a companion for the elderly. >> i don't know about leaving your kids with a robot, kendis. even one that can sing. >> speen even rolling in the deep? it's adele. >> you can have them sing lullabies to your kids. >> what is that sound effect? oh. >> frankenstein? >> i see. it's like a robot. >> they're coming for our jobs i think is the point. >> yes. coming up in "the skinny," the stars getting ready for high profile roles in the "finding nemo" movie sequel. >> also ahead, the new tv trend telling stories about real life
but there's something missing with this new breed of programming and critics are speaking up. >> real life drama in alaska involving a mysterious plane crash and the possible conflict between a husband and wife. you're watching "world news now." weather, brought to you by airborne dual action. i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous garden party for her birthday. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could
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this sad scene from miami. five people killed after a driver sped the wrong way on the interstate. authorities say the 23-year-old california woman side swiped one vehicle. she then hit another one head-on killing all four people in that car and herself. three family members were among the victims. police are trying to find out why the woman was driving the
at least 21 passengers were injured after severe turbulence hit an air canada flight from shanghai to toronto. calgary so the injured could be treated. among those hurt three children. paramedics met the 777 jumbo jet as it landed. more than a dozen were taken to nearby hospitals. one passenger described the ordeal as hellish. >> it was just like you were in a roller coaster. the plane was just go down like very straight like go down and lots of screaming. injured and most were treated for neck and back injuries. there were 332 passengers along with 19 crew members. now to alaska and new details after that deadly small plane crash that took place in anchorage that killed the pilot. >> investigators say he may have intentionally slammed the plane into his wife's office building. abc's david kerley has the latest. >> reporter: this fiery crash
you don't think that could happen in downtown anchorage. >> reporter: -- stunned residents. but was it an accident? the fbi leading the investigation is saying very little. but as crews removed the wreckage of the small cessna, some unusual clues or coincidences. the pilot, doug demarest, a member of the civil air patrol, which is an auxiliary of the u.s. air force, took the plane around 6:00 in the morning without authorization. and he struck the building, where his wife, katherine demarest, works as a lawyer. she was not in the building at the time. from the damage, it appears the plane flew in from the west, hit that first building where the wife works, then crashed into a second building, bursting into flames. also, neighbors say police and medics were at the couple's home the night before the crash. authorities say no one was taken to the hospital, and no crime had been committed. an aviation investigator is quoted as saying evidence warranted bringing in the fbi, but no one is saying what that evidence is. david kerley, abc news,
morning, new details behind why leonardo dicaprio said no years ago to george lucas. >> the revenant" recently opened up to a british magazine that george lucas offered him the role of anakin skywalker soon to be darth vader in star wars 2 and 3. >> having been recently off his high profile role in titanic, he said he turned the role down uneasy with his new status as an international heartthrob. not ready to dive back into another block buster. >> poor guy. >> it is so tough. he even rejected the lead in spider-man instead opting for more artist mick roles in "the beach" and "the man in the iron mask." we have him to blame for hayden christenson. >> since "finding nemo" dory has made no friends. the new creatures will have familiar voices, as well. of course, with dory voiced by ellen degeneres. >> don't cry, mommy.
>> i remembered something. that's not possible. is it? is it like a picture in your head? >> disney sharing new concept art of the upcoming sequel featuring the new friends bailey and destiny. >> bailey is voiced by ty burrell ty burrell and destiny has the voice of "it's always sunny in philadelphia"'s kaitlin olson. "finding dory" swims into theaters june 17th. of course, we have this important disclaimer about the movie. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> uncle walter? >> i don't know who that is. >> speaking of disney and our parent company fresh off its phenomenal success with "star wars" "the force awakens" comes a hint of more exciting news also involving harrison ford. >> during an interview with bloomberg, disney ceo bob iger chatting about what's on the horizon for lucas film dropping
be coming back. >> earlier this year, a release date rumored for the movie. steven spielberg, harrison ford disclaimer. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> where is that coming from? >> you should know. this is your studio. >> micky? >> all right. and staying tuned maybe a little too closely to the kardashians. >> she's arguably the social media superstar of the family. now 1-year-old kylie jenner has revealed to elle uk that she plans to quit instagram some day. she has 46 million followers and has received more than a billion likes to her posts this year alone. >> that's incredible. a billion. she says, once she has a kid, she'll "probably delete my instagram account and i don't know, live my life." . she's 18. when is she going to have a kid? anytime soon? >> to think we celebrated 20,000
>> there are a lot of followers for those young ladies. >> coming up, one of the hottest new trends on tv is a new kind of crime story. >> leading the pack is netflix's but are these true crime stories truth? you're watching "world news now." sleep in heavenly peace sleep in heavenly peace [cough, cough] mike? janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too. what? stop! don't pull me! spoiler alert!
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murder. the series sows serious doubts about the murder case. >> it rolls out almost like a soap opera, gets people truly invested in the story and clearly, feeling incredibly passionate about it. >> reporter: so much so, local received hundreds of messages from people who support avery. tweets, even scathing reviews on yelp. the former prosecutor practically accused of framing avery for murder sent us a point by point rebuttal of the filmmaker's case calling the series irresponsible adding netflix should either provide an opportunity for rebuttal or alert the viewers the series was produced by and for the defense of steven avery. >> we feel our process was very thoughtful. we were always concerned with accuracy and fairness. >> true crime stories have been popular for years starting with "dragnet."
taking sides. hbo's "jinx" resulted in new murder charges being brought against millionaire robert durst. for better or worse, these series are trial by media. >> social media is a double-edged sword. on the one hand, it can be very powerful in forcing government officials to act. on the other hand, it can lead to overreactions depending on the situation. >> reporter: david wright, abc news, new york. and so many newspapers including "variety" have that particular series "making a murderer" among the top ten lists of the best tv series of this year. it's a docu-series, of course. >> you were just talking about it, all the buzz surrounding it. >> a lot of people are looking forward to it. >> oh, hey. >> hello, officer. >> at least i'm in the driver's seat. i like it. >> that's the way we like it. hello, officer don't miss our
good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." at least 21 people are dead in the midwest after flooding with major rivers in the st. louis area resting today. it's the worst flooding in more than 22 years and maybe ever. more details and accuweather's forecast in a moment. >> a solemn farewell for joseph lemm, a new york police detective and military member killed in a suicide bomb attacking in afghanistan. thousands paid their respects at new york's st. patrick's cathedral. >> with the countdown to 2016 on
times square tonight amid 6,000 heavily armed officers will be patrolling the party >> no winning powerball ticket was drawn last night. so the jackpot grows to at least drawing. those are some of our top stories on this new year's eve >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we begin this half hour with the deadly floods in the midwest. thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed. thousands of people have had to evacuate. >> the flooding is some of the worst ever. abc's rob marciano is in the flood zone. swollen missouri rivers still rising. news helicopters catching dramatic rescues. first responders using a ladder truck to rescue this man from high water. the man on that roof with his dog told rescuers he'd been there all night. hundreds of homes evacuated. federal officials watching at least 19 major levees for
more than 200 state roads shut down for miles. >> it's pretty unreal. this is supposed to be two major highways. >> reporter: interstate 44, a major artery. entire towns like sherman cut off. 77 years this has ever happened, according to my grandmother. >> reporter: the flooding already blamed for at least 20 deaths in missouri and illinois alone. flooded roadways. 20,000 without water after flood waters overpowered this treatment plant. you're going to be without water for how long? >> i have a 4-year-old and a 6-month-old baby. so it's going to be fun. >> reporter: missouri's national guard called up. here, manning the sandbags. the water from the meramec river almost all the way out to those traffic lights at all-time record levels. it will be feeding into the mississippi along with a number of large rivers like the missouri, the ohio and arkansas river. so the mississippi will see some flooding issues over the next couple of weeks.
park, missouri. >> and from floods to a cold snap, freezing temperatures hit the middle of the country this new year's eve. >> coverage continues with meteorologist justin povick. what's up? >> reporter: kendis, lauren, it's the final day of 2015 and we're finishing things off on a very cold note. you know, we're making up lost ground over the northern tier of states. a couple of concern areas, lake-effect snow off the great lakes and the northeast. showers along the gulf coast. we don't show it here. there is going to be very gusty california. and again, that's because of high pressure. so there could be some flight delays around l.a. and also san diego and this goes right into friday, as well. speaking of friday, the first day of 2016, we're concerned about some lake effect snow showers coming off the great lakes. still some sun though up the interstate 95 corridor. kendis, lauren, back over to you. >> our thanks to justin at accuweather. at least 21 air canada
their shanghai to toronto flight hit severe turbulence. the flight was diverted to calgary, alberta. more than a dozen people went to the hospital. but no one seriously injured. there were 332 passengers on board the jumbo jet along with 19 crew members. the friend of one of the shooters in the san bernardino massacre has been indicted on federal terror charges. those charges against enrique marquez include conspiring in a pair of previously planned attacks and making false statements when he bought the guns that were used in the shootings. marquez is being held in federal custody without bond. >> prosecutors say the woman accused of intentionally plowing her car into a crowd on the las vegas strip had pot in her system. they also say it's unlikely she will be charged with driving under the influence. one person was killed and dozens others injured 11 days ago. holloway is facing murder and child endangerment charges. the texas affluenza teen has been moved to an immigration
a judge delayed the deportation hearing for ethan couch by at least three days. it could take several weeks before the case is resolved. couch's mother is being returned to the u.s. where she could face serious charges. >> we certainly will push to have her prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> the mother and son had been the subject of an intense disappeared earlier this month. caitlyn jenner settled a lawsuit in connection with a fatal a terrific accident in malibu last february. jessica steindorf was driving one of the four cars involved in the accident. terms of the settlement to be paid by jenner's insurance settlement were not disclosed. she still faces two other lawsuits as a result of the accidents. >> he's gone from america's favorite dad to criminal suspect. bill cosby facing felony charges for sexual abuse. he's been accused before but those were civil suits settled out of court. this time he's facing criminal
the latest from abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: a frail bill cosby walking into a criminal court. the once venerated comedian appearing before a pennsylvania judge to face a charge of aggravated indecent assault of this woman -- andrea constand. >> these charges stem from a sexual assault that took place on an evening in early 2004 at mr. cosby's home in cheltenham township, montgomery county. >> reporter: cosby met constand through her job with the temple university basketball team. court documents say he gave her three blue pills he claimed were "herbal", saying they would "make her feel good and take the edge off", calling them "three friends to help her relax" and asked her to "taste the wine." within minutes, "she began experiencing blurred vision and difficulty speaking." down, according to the criminal complaint, and assaulted her while she remained "frozen" and "paralyzed." criminal charges were not filed at the time. constand later filed a civil suit against cosby.
settlement. depositions from that case were unsealed this past july. there, cosby insists the pills were "benadryl," describing the encounter with constand as "consensual." still, it was those depositions that led prosecutors to now file criminal charges. >> reopening this case was our duty. >> reporter: authorities in pennsylvania brought the felony limitations will run out next month. lawyers for other accusers hope this will help their cases, as well. more than 50 women have accused bill cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape which he has consistently denied. >> this is a stunning development. clearly now, they believe they have new evidence and new ammunition that they think can convict bill cosby. >> reporter: cosby was released on $1 million bail. his mug shot was taken. he was fingerprinted. had to surrender his passport and was ordered not to contact the victim. cosby's lawyers releasing a statement to abc news saying,
mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge. >> the judge ended cosby's court appearance at this local courthouse by saying good luck, sir, and he answered thank you. his next court appearance, january 14th. ryan smith, elkins park, pennsylvania. >> to another criminal investigation, this one launched into the blue bell creamery's handling of a deadly listeria outbreak. contaminated ice cream was linked to at least three deaths and dozens of illnesses. investigators want to know what blue bell executives knew about the outbreak and how they responded to it. >> listen to this. a maryland father feeling pressure at macy's complained to the store and made a difference. he went to the store with a crying 4-month-old daughter or child with a dirty diaper. anthony left the store without spending money because he was unable to find a changing table in the men's restroom. frustrated he decided to write a
the store made changes and sent hip a gift card. >> okay. they sent him a gift card and they also -- >> made a change. you should be able to change your kid in the men's room. fathers have kids, too. >> yes. a woman in new york city is trying to reunite a wedding ring with its owner. jean remeny ordered a pair of men's jeans from neiman marcus for her husband as a christmas present. >> while trying on the jeans, her husband found the ring in one of the pockets. it's either white gold or sterling silver with a date engraved on it. it's still a mystery how the wedding band ended up in the pocket. but that's pretty incredible. >> that is pretty incredible. >> maybe there's a husband trying to lose his wedding ring at the time. >> oh, wow. >> 0 conspiracy theory. you never know. >> neiman marcus is working to figure out what happened. and. >> how it got there in tyson's corner. >> coming up, getting healthier in the new year and overcoming problems from sitting too much. >> also ahead, even harsher
the campaign conflict growing on this holiday. >> carrie fisher responds to harsh comments about her appearance as she gets even more "star wars" attention. it is 24 degrees in great falls today. by the way, tickets are still masquerade ball taking place at 7:00. >> where? in great falls? >> yeah. >> why do you know this? >> why don't you? >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol. m bag stink" neutralizer. and the "prevent mold and mildew on the shower curtain for up to 7 days" spray. it's also the "odor causing bacteria" fighter. and even the "athlete's foot fungus" killer. discover more ways you can use lysol disinfectant spray to help keep your home
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their vehicles. another client note -- climate note. the temperature at the north pole yesterday was above freezing. and by the way, a typical temperature is 20 below zero. >> wow. >> it's because after the same storm though that's been slamming the southern u.s. as well as the united kingdom for the past few days. it's been pushing warm air north into the arctic if you can believe the warm temperatures. >> probably part of the reason those folks in air canada plane encountered some turbulence there, as well. now to the political heat turned up in the race for the white house as donald trump unleashes a new assault on the clintons. >> as trump insists that former president clinton is fair game bringing up monica lewinsky, some critics are pointing to what trump himself once said about that in the past. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: there's just one word to describe it. >> we view this as war. don't we view this as war? >> reporter: in donald trump's direct line of fire? >> hillary is a disaster. hillary doesn't have a clue. she has lower energy than jeb bush. i just have to turn off the
she just gives me a headache. >> reporter: the gop front-runner who once called former president bill clinton's infidelity "totally unimportant" -- >> they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. >> reporter: now hurling his harshest words yet. >> and she wants to accuse me of things? and the husband's one of the great abusers of the world? give me a break. >> reporter: this heated battle reaching fever pitch. in south carolina, trump supporters showing up by the thousands. trump opening up his private plane, trump force one. >> try not to scratch the woodwork. watch the ceiling, please. >> reporter: but the twice-divorced billionaire opening up his own private life to scrutiny, too. >> are your own personal indiscretions fair game in this campaign? >> yes, they would be. >> reporter: the clintons not commenting and this may be just the beginning. bill clinton goes out for his very first solo trip, campaigning on behalf his wife in new hampshire on monday. donald trump has a campaign event just 20 miles away on the very same day. cecilia vega, abc news, new york.
that trump in defense of his nice words for president clinton in 2008, he said that those were businessman. >> just an over all all around good guy then. >> yeah, so what does that make him now? >> by the way, should point out starting in the new year, trump says he's going to spend $2 million every week on campaign ads and curious to see who he attacks. so many of his rivals are gaining some momentum including ted cruz, as well. coming up, do you sit too much? >> probably. we sit a lot. >> many medical experts say yes. and that's not always healthy. some expert advice for the new year. next.
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of us work huddled over our computers sitting for hours on end which can lead to a number of health problems. joining us now, alexa pozniak and ginger boermeester, the owners of life cycle wellness. thanks for being with us, guys. you saw my beautiful posture there. we want to talk about sitting disease. what exactly is sitting disease? >> sitting disease is used to describe a cas said of negative effects they're now linking to extended periods of sitting. the average american sits for eight to ten hours a day. they get in their car, commute to work, sit behind a desk eight hours, maybe even more, get in their car, commute home, sit at the dinner table in front of the tv, in bed, they're done. >> those eight hours that's just their facebook time not necessarily work, right? >> exactly. work on the side. >> how do we combat this? i know that life cycle that you people out with this. >> sure.
with this are you're at an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, zients, stroke, but there are also musculoskeletal symptoms, as well. that's where yoga poses come in. >> all from sitting you have these problems. >> all from sitting extended periods of sitting. > all right. so what are some things we can do in everyday life? >> there's some simple and effective poses that you can do at your work station. >> i'm here. >> at the office. >> this is me sweating away on the scripts as i do every night. >> exactly. so you're not realizing that you're creating this like hunch and your posture is affected. you want to take a break throughout your workday. and just take a moment, connect, breathe, and realize where you're holding your tension within your body. >> it's in the reena reads. it's all in scripts. >> researchers say to combat sitting disease, every 20 minutes that you're sitting, get up for eight minutes. you can stand whether it's taking a conference call or just standing up and then two minutes
walking around the office, it could be walking to the bathroom, 20-8-2. is there one other really quick tip? >> yes, so the seated twist. we didn't get to that. each direction. yep. and the other direction. yeah. >> all right. >> and then just some simple head, neck and shoulder rolls. drop the chin to the center of your chest and just start to work your head, neck and shoulder roll. straightforward. >> okay. >> so to each side and let the weight of your head drop so that the neck can lengthen, the jaw can relax and breath right through that. >> little movements like that can make a big difference. >> i feel a lot more relaxed in two seconds. right. but those reena scripts stress me out all the time. thank you ladies, so much. alexa and ginger from life cycle wellness. you're watching "world news now." now we can do with a drink.
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>> that iconic gold bikini from "return of the jedi" and that seductive pose on the poster for the original 1977 "star wars" blockbuster made care-fisher and her alter ego princess leia the far away galaxy's ultimate sex symbol. now nearly 40 years later, the star wars her row z s heroin he facing backlash on social media. her age and appearance on "star wars: the force awakens" under intense scrutiny. one critic tweeting age punched her in the face. another saying she looks old and unhealthy. never one to shy away from touchy subjects, she opened up to me earlier this month about slimming down to reprise the role of leia in "the force awakens." >> you physically transformed for this role. >> yes, i did. they told me to lose weight and they told me to lose weight in the first one, too. was that that big of a deal? no, they want to hire three-fourths of me.
housekeeping uk for women in hollywood, looks do matter. saying i'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. that is so messed up. >> she's been vocal in saying hollywood is harder on aging actresses than it is on actors. >> i don't know who you are or where you came from. from now on, you do as i tell you, okay? >> many joining fisher in the fight against online haters posting comments like you were my hero as a girl and now as a woman. and carrie fisher is like a fine wine. she only gets better with age. amy robach, abc news, new york. >> wow. she looked great. critics say it was mark hamill who was virtually unrecognizable. >> listen to the critics, not the internet trolls. >> i wonder what you would look like in that role. >> is that me? >> you're unrecognizable, as well. >> unrecognizable. are you chewy? >> yes. >> i like it. we'll leave it at that. that's the news for this half