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and latater in "the skinny," taylor swift wants a t trademark a very common phrase as the world wishes h a happy birthday. her celebration and her unusual business dealings on this monday december 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world d news now >> good morning. this busy monday. i'm richard bacon. >> i'm reena ninan. new questions this morning about the terror attack in san bernardino. >> yeah, did the government miss potential warning signals about tashfeen malikik ander extremist views that might have been posted on social media? abc's kayna whitworth has the latest. >> reporter: investigators testing what they dredged out of this lake after three days of searching. still no word whether they've found any traces of that missing hard drive belonging to syed farook and tashfeen malik. a digital footprint that could prove critical for investigators
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screening that allowed malik into the country i in the fit place. >> had they checked out tashfeen malik a little more, maybe she wouldn't have gotten a visa. maybe those people in san bernardino would be alive. >> reporter: malik vetted by homeland security, the state department, and had a criminal background check. bubut investators don't always scrub social media. after the attack they found malik's facebook post critical of moderate muslims. now the "new york times" reports she also talked openly on social media in support of violent jihad and "wanted to be a part of it." >> i'm asking to immediately initiate a program that would check the social media sites of those admitted on visas to see if they are using words and talking about thingngs like jihad, explosives, mass shootings. it's outrageous that this isn't already done. >> reporter: one of the officers who chased the kikiller couple down is speaking out.
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behind them with his siren on. >> they haven't stopped. and the back window of their suv shatters. and i see gunfire ming out of it. >> reporter: the black suv pulls over. farook gets out and starts firing. capps gets out to return fire. >> i saw him shooting at a deputy that i knew was across the street so that's when i opened fire on him. >> reporter: the terrorists we killed in that shootout. that was his first time in 23 years on the force that capps ever fired his weapon while on duty. kayna whitworth, san bernardino. >> jurors are expected to begin deliberations today, the first triaial of a police officer for the death of freddie gray. gray died following a spinal injury while in a police van. his death set off a series of vient protests in baltimore. officer william p porter was tried on a number of chargesncluding fail og get medical help for gray. and new details now in that controversial shooting by two los angeles county sheriff deputies. authorities say the man who was fatally shot on saturday had a gun in his hand which he refused to dr.
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latest. >> reporter: the video shows l los angeles county sheriff's deputies fatally shooting a man walking away from them. they fire repeatedly even after falls to the ground, attempting to crawl away. the sheriff's department says the man, 28-year-old nicholas robertson, had a gun pointed at them and refused the officers' repeated demands to drop it. they say they recovered a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun at the scene. more than a dozen people gathered to protest saturday evening. relaves who saw the video saying the shooting seems justified, and accusing the officers of using excessiv force. >> they shot him in his shoulder, and he was crarawling to this gas station. >> reporter: police released this video on susunday, whwhh clearly shows robertson, walking down the street with a gun in his leftft hand. wh he was shot, he was in front of a crowded gas station. >> there are two people, two women and three children, in a
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fi feet of him at the time. >> if he goes into that gas station, either takes hostages or shoots somebody, we're going to be having a different topic, why didn't the police officers do something before he went in? >> reporter: they say robertson had fired six or seven shots in a nearby residential area. for now, investigators say they're not making any judgments until all the facts are in. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> residents across a wide swathe of texas are cleaning up from at least three confirmed tornadoes. twisters damaged up to 50 homes in theown of lyndale. about 100 miles south of lufkin, strorong winds threw 64 cargo train cars from their tracks onto the railroad below. heavy rains also triggered f flash flooding. further north and west, snow falling acrosshe cascade mountains. the system broughtht a good blanket of snow for opening weekend at the summit over there.
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storm could bring up to two feet of snow to the northwest. paul williams has the latest. >> well, it looks like old man winter is making a comeback. we're not talking about sequels to movies here. significant snow showe slowing things down i- 80 and 90. the reason why is this significant dip in the jet stream will open the door or pandora's box for widespread snow showers that will accumulate between 12 inches to 24 in some areas. that's what's expected for the west just on monday alone. now, keep in mind, we're watching out for salt lake city, dealing with a significant amount of snow sher activity. then towards the east, we have more in the way of misery because of widespread scattered showers. we're expecting a few thundershowers with blinding rain along the mississippi. >> thank you so much. good to hear from you. he warm east coast weather opened up more than just a
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>> it is hot. >> it is all of a sudden. it's so warm in washington, d.c. the cherry blossoms bloomed again or three months early. the national park service says the late blossoms will not affect the blossoms in the coming spring. >> because that was my question. if only one bud opens, it would already be open for the spring. maybe the have an sunday study bud that can open in the spring. >> i like it. the understudy bud opens in the springing. >> i know nothing about cherry blossoms. i'm fumbling in the dark. last week on this program, i start add instagram account for you to te you behind the scenes @richard p bacon. i've done that badly. richard p, thanks, noel. >> like the meat, if you go to instram. i'm going to put up a couple of photos i have taken today.
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one, they're last week photos. that's reena in her curlers holding some coffee. who knows what brand of coffee thatis. >> yes, starbucks. >> and that's -- look, on the left, that is us holding signs. i had food poisoning and you were very tired all on the same day. we'll take you behind the scenes. very exciting including a picture of reena. we'll post this in a mine of reena in her civies. >> you werere explaining them to me. >> if you're not in the police or the military, you'r're a civie. not in uniform to present the show. >> pre-show clothes. >> if this doesn't get us thousands of instagram followers. >> reporter: i don't know what will. m going to show you the news eting where we discussed cherry blossoms. >> buzzing about an aaggressive gang of thugs targeting a massachusetts town and one man in particular.
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by wild turkeys determined to make his workday living hell. the gobblers have become so beling rent, the mail mann is forced to fend offff wh a pole just so he can do his job. >> this may be living hell for him but he's the hit of youtube. a million followers we're talking about. >> what will be bigger? that orr our cherry blossom news meeting chat. >> this is impressive deo. >> it's great video. coming up, mariah carrie's holiday tune all i want for christmas is you. no longer the song of the season. wait till you hear what song is on top. >> the mad house at the post office even at this hour. we're taking you there live on this busiest shipping day of the season to see how your precious parcels are being handled. >> the hover board, it's potentially explosive problem. another retailer refusing to ship it. you're watching "world news now."
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>> listen to me. >> listen to me. >> no, no, no, no, no. >> oh, my god. >> gosh. just another afternoon at the dmv in deerfie beach, florida. this woman reportedldly giving the clerk a hard time. think asked the trooper to remove her. she h another idea, kicking and cursing and refusing to leavave till finally the trooper arrested her. there she's being arrested and faces one count of resisting arrest without violence, without violence. >> incredible. incredible video. touching now to a concern among parents looking to buy or have
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hottest holididayifts of the season, the hover board. >> with reports of the self-balancing scooters catching fire, amazonis warningng sellers to make sure they comply with standards. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: after frightening scenes like this. >> holy cow. >> reporter: a hoverboard suddenly catching fire in a washington state shopping mall, there's new concern about some of the season's hottest fts gettining way tohot. >> it's on fire! >> reporter: the federal consumer product safety commission says it is now investigating ten hoverboard blazes in nine states that have even sent a couple of riders to the emergency room. now, megaretaiailer amaz has stopped selling at least one brand firefighters say was being charged when it ignited this new york home. that manufacturer, swagway, says it meets all safety requirements. telling abc news, we're glad that this is takingg place, especially in light of recent
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concern over lithium-ion batteries is also prompting american, delta, united and jetblue to ban hoveroards on planes. and experts say not to charge them overnight. >> there's so many of them out there with different prices, battery life. brian fong says buyers should avoid lower-quality boards. under $300. shana ines bought one for her 10-year-old daughter hanna but now has second thoughts. >> so you sent it back, why? >> n willing to take the risk, the thing catching on fire with no warning. >> reporter: even hannah says the once-coveted hoverboard is now off her st. >> i don't reay want it anymore. >> reporter: really? you're kidding! >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >>. >> exactly. coming up, taylor swift takes a few steps closer to global domination. >> meanwhile mariah carey dethroned. we will explain next in "the skinny."
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birthday spurred her resurgence. >> lots going on for taylor including a huge deal with apple music, former nemesis. >> after going toe to toe a after permission to stream her songs, taylor wants exclusive streaming for a live concert she rorded friends. >> also announced yesterday, simon schuster will publish a book with material from her super fan. they say it will have the fl of a scrapbook. they're looking for one super swiftie to be is an editor-in-chief overseeing the project. >> taylor celebrated her birthday yesterday and turned 26, which, of course, means she was born in 1989. that year also the name of her latest album. swift intends o trademarking 1989. you can't own a year. what? along with other phrases that include the term swiftmas. i was thinking about that.
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anyone else want the phrase swiftmas thanks. taylor, have it. next, this is a story about, it'sprobably, do yoyou know t t website humans of new york? >> yes. >> it's such a fantastic website. if you've never read it it, i would urge you to have a look at it. there was a story last week about a syrian refugee. we don't know his name who is coming to troy in michigan. he's an elderly man, a scientist of some repute. he created an invention that is used on n the railways in istanbul. he has cancer and lost his wife and daughter in a bombing in syria and his story was on this website, humans of new york. barack obama saw the story and sent him a message on facebook. now edwin norton the actor is raising money for him. it's just, if you go to that website, almost all the stories are moving. i can see why norton responded to it. it's almost impossible to read the story of that syrian doctor
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he kind of gives the light to the idea that anyone coming an from s syria mht be trying g too america home. he said i've got a lot left to give as a scientist. it's a fanstic story i think. >> reena. >> yeah. it's the holiday season. mariah carey has this is fantastic song, a favororite holiday song for many people "all i want for christmas." apparently it's losing its top spot. it used to be number one. the number one song most likely to be heard while shopping till now, richard. >> the person whose job it is to go around shopping malls working on which songs are the most popular. the songg most likely to be heard while shopping is this. this time of year >> the shins with their cover, of paul mccartney's wononderful christmastime aong a lot of people think is paul mccartney's
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>> this is now making a resurgence. >> finally "star wars" p premiere tonight. >> happening tonight. but where will it be, richard? >> they've closed d down hollywood boulevard and they're being crypt tick where the premiere will be. it's's not tha h hard to work out because there's only three big theaters on there. one of them the dolby theater. terrible talking over the trailer. this is such a beautifully composed trailer. just the music on this trailer. >> i will finish what you started. >> is that the -- >> listen. >> my theory, that bad guy is luke skywalker. remember, darth vader, luke skywalker's dad. i'm predicting it now. we'll know by tomorrow night. someone is bound to release it on twitter. i think it's going to be a combination of mann's chinese theater. >> i think it will be somewhere in africa and a surprise to everybody waiting outside.
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and we'll be blacked out and not able to see until you buy your titicket. >> that's a funny idea. and i hope it's true. luke skywalker's father, if i'm righ don't call me a hero. if i'm wrong, don't mention it. >> even at this hour, the post office hard at work.
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sometimes we use k-y ultragel to enhance my body's natural moisture so i can get into it a bit ququicker. and when i know she's into it, i get into it and... feel the difference with k-y ultragel. whoa, yes, wait a minute mr. postman,wait, wait mr. postman >> welcome back. today's the busiest day of the year for americans sending christmas cards and gift packages. >> also the biggest day for online sales. even though it may be quiet at this hour where y are, there are some places busier than santa's workshop. live to abc's trina trinh. what's going on? >> reporter: hey, reena. i'm here at the morgan mail facility. one of the largest in the
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on a typical day, over 500 million pieces of mail processed here. today is actually the busiest day of the year though. so that adds an extra 112 million pieces of mail that are going to be processed. i'm right behind a bar code scanning machine. ththis is wre all the holiday cards and letters that you send start off. they all get scanned by the barcode here. and sorted into carriers' binns where i'll show you this machine right here. once they pass through the machine and are scanned, they automatically get sorted into binns for carriers, individual carriers. so they're going right now into zip code, very specific z codes for all of the areas in manhattan. and they're going to behipped
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stations in the city where the carriers will pick them up and deliver them to yoyour mailbox. so just because it's middle of the night right now doesn't mean that they stop working here. it's busy all over the place as you can see. lots of mail. lots of letters. lots of holiday packages. to get shipped off. and make it in time for the holidays and they're working round the clock here to make sure that all those packages get sent on time. >> yeah. i would imagine middle of the night is like peak time. >> yeah. >> to do that sorting. it looks like reems of paper behind you. are people buying paper at this lawyer? what's going on? >> reporte yeah, you know, paper is one of the few things you actually end up mailing this time of year, right? every other day it's an e-mail we all send off. but there's goingo be tons of paper passing through this place
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that's why they throw in started delivering on sundays. >> tina, how many of those pieces of mail are fan letters lking about the british guy on "world news now"?
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answer 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." parts of texas are cleaning up this morning from at least three confirmed tornadoes that damaged dozens of homes and even threw 64 cargo trains off their tracks. after a weekend of severe storms, not a single injury has been reported. full coverage straight ahead. the l.a. county sheriff's department says a man shot and killed by deputies on saturday was armed. 33 bullets were fired at nicolas robertson. his relatives say the shooting was unjustified.
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expected to begin today in the first trial of a baltimore police officer in in the connection with the deathf freddie gray. that death triggers i das of violent protests. >> a southwest airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing in san antonio over what appeared to be a wing irregularity. aiece of the wing that reduces drag tilted at an angle. the plane landed safely and those are some of our top stories on this monday, december the 14th. >> announcerer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. we begin with a weekend of severe weather. all across parts of texas. >> yeah, at least three confirmed tornadoes destroying entire neighborhoods forced the mayor of one town to declare a state of disaster. abc's kendis gibson has the latest from east texas. >> reporter: a view from the air of devastation across the state of texas. >> wow. i think that's a tornado.
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tornado destroying r roofs, uprooting trees, toppling vehicles. >> tornado just hit. >> reporter: tiny lyndale, texaxas, described as a disaster a tornado damaging up to 50 >> we are striving to keep unnecessary people out and have only the people that need access into this area. >> reporter: the twister coming home. where did it go? >> it just started back that way towards the high school and you can see up there on that lane e where it started and just came right through here. it was just a white wall of stuff flying everywhere. >> reporter: jennifer skender, out christmas shopping when the tornado ripped apart her home of 11 years. a neighbor texting her these photos of her house. > i'm justhankful we weren't home. i i think thlord sent us away and he spared us. >> reporter: two dozenevere storm reports over the weekend, some parts of the state receiving up to half a foot of
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enough to throw 64 large cargo train cars from the tressel and on to a roadway below. as people all across texas begin the passive clean-up effort, residents and authorities alike are astounded there wasn't a sing injury reported in this weekend's storms. kendis gibson, abc news, lyndale, texas. >> t thank yo in the northwest, it's a punishshing winter storm taking it's toll. >> wches and advisorories are posted across a wide region including the cascades east of seattle. this could dump up to two feet of snow on themans before moving to the midwest. accuweather's paul williams has the predictions. good morning. >> thanks. i'm looking for somewhat of a one-two punch to hit the midwest. here's the jab in the form of scattered showers pushing from chicago to st. louis over towards nashvill everywhere you see the green with blinding rain for early morning and thean the early morning commute.
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in the week. we'lhave much colder air what's going to settle in and another low pressure system that is going to create snowstorm. not snow flurries, not a f few flakes, real all together big-time storm. and so we have to watch o out for much colder air that's going to filter through. we're looking for cold and snow-covered roads and then blowing snow on top of that. get ready. here comes old man winter. >> always good to hear from you, paul. thank you very much indeed. we expect to hear from president obama lateroday in the battle against isis. mr. obama will make remarks after he visits the pentagon for an update from his national security council. the white house spokesman said last week no major policy shiftss are excted as a result of this meeting. and after a three-day search, the fbi finished drying out a lake in san bernardino. but there's still no word on whether they found any trace of
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belonging to syed farook and tashfeen malik. there are new questions why they didn't scrub their social media accounts. after the attack they found mahlik's facebook post how she wanted to be part of a violent jihad. >> also in california, aan jose hospital on alert. officials are tracking down nearly 1,000 patients including 350 newborns 0 who may have been exposed to tb. aditi roy has the story. >> reporter: a major medical scare in san jose, california. officials at the santa clara valley medical center are racing to contact more than 1,000 people who may have been exposed tb after a maternity ward nurse tested positive for the deadly disease. the hospital has identified 350 newborns, 368 mothers and 308 workers who may have had contact with the nurse between mid-august to mid-november.
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to its website, "while the risk of infection is low, t the consequences of a tuberculosis infection in infants can be severe." hospital officials recommend that the babies protectively take an antibiotic for the next six nths to nine months even if they test negative. >> the judgment is, it's safer to treat than not to treat. >> reporter: hospital officials say the nurse's annual t.b. test was negative but she was diagnosed with t.b. in november during treatment for an unrelated illness. since she showed no symptoms, they say the risk of exposure is extremely low. nearly 10,000 people in the u.s. develop tuberculosis every year. here in california, health officials say t.b. rates are twice as high as the nation's average because the state receives so many global travelers. aditi roy,y, abc news, anaheim, california. thank you so much. also in california, five people have died following a house fire in fresno.
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to the sounds of victims screaming. and pounding on the windows trying too get out. the house had been abandoned, boarded up. but authorities say that vague grants still managed to get inside. firefighters had to use chain saws to gain access because of the boarded up windows and doors. >> planned parenthood is suing ohio's state attorney general over what it calls a political attempt to ban abortions. a political attempt amid claims that therganization disposes of fetal remains in landfills. planned parenthood calls the allegations false and inflammatory saying their clinics comply with all laws and regulations that require safe and respectful fetal tissue tissue disposal. tomorrownight, the republican presidential candidates face off for the fifth time. donald tmp will be at the dete center stagege once again, but next to him for the first time, ted cruz, the texas senator surging in iowa. actually leading trump in two
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the hot topics the threat of terrorism as well as who has the right to and judgment to lead. >> i wonder which will get more tweets, the star wars premiere or that debate. we'l report that the tomorrow night. a major defeat for the far right wing in france.. maureen la pen' collapsed failing to take a single region. but prime minister manuel warned the anti-immigration far right remains a danger despite its you sharpie lek ral defeat andrged the country 0 rally together against extremism. a histoc election. this is really interesting. a historic election in saudi arabia this weekend. for the first time ever, women were allowed to vote and even run for office. as the nation held elections for local government positions. 20 women actually winning seats. about 1% of all elected
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but since women, are you ready for this, since women aren't allowed to drive, many took uber to their polling site to cast those ballots. >> the good news, ladies, google cars will soon be availablele to drive you anywhere. >> then apple cars. >> we've been following instagram, haven't we? >> we have been following. is is an account i set up purely for you, the dear viewers of this show. we have 488 followers right now. >> wow. >> it's richard p. i'm just putting on the behind the scenes photos of the program. my name is richard p bacon on instagram. thisne of you and i in what i call civie clothes. see that? >> yes, that's the civie clothes picture. >> as in civilian as in what we don't wear when we're presenting the news. look at you sitting next to
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>> i i wear my civie clothes on air. >> i have had the decency to put on a a tie. >> i put on a were free dress. >> kept it on. you wore this all day. you're wearingt on the show. >> thank you for outing me. >> the picture of you holding coffee from o last show on friday, had 227 likes. that pretty good. >> yeah. >> i've not yet connected it to twitter account which h a lot o followers. then i put another -- i put a shot of the cameras. >> yes. >> look, by the way, there's some great comments on there. i didn't realize that that would be so popular. but it's enormous. >> it's always the simple things. >> if you're bored right now in thee middlef the night, keep us on but read the comments about reena, hair color and coffee. >> most of us are just beginning to wrap our minds around the idea of driverless cars. but it's possible that they'llll be outdated before they hit the ro in large numbers.
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have come up with a new twist on the concept of driverless cars. making them mind controlled. no hands, no feet. instead, these cars can go forwaror backward on a signal from brain waves picked up by an eeg. >> one problem with mind controlling driving is how to keep one's brain clear of distractions which probably means no listening to music, no talking to passengers. hard to follow. >> i mean, what if you're not a rational person? that's a terrible idea. >> yeah, all of. coming up, the winning street broken and tom brady's big night. it is sports with reena. >> can't wait. mrs. ahead, the thieves caught stealing christmas from a paralympic athlete's home. the most valuable item stolen. >> later holiday shipping going into a frenzy right now. the busiest day an the post office is underway.
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or all day. an ohio eighth grader named jacob is using his electronic skills to help a friend in need. his friend ethan suffered a brain injury when he was struck by lightning leaving him paralyzed and unable to talk. jacob came up with a device t help him communicate. it lights up when ethan leans one way or another or wants to answer yes or no. it's remarkablehis eighth grader came up with this. . a high profiled disasabled american has been the target of thieves b breakingn to her home. >> the thieves were caught on camera rummaging through the home of stephani victor who has taken home quite a few skiing medals for team usa. marci gonzalez has the story.
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only video on ef knee victor's mind. grin-like thieves caught on cameras breaking into the five-time pair olympic melist's los angeles home leaving little behind. >> they went int our kitchen. started eating ice cream out of the freezer. and then slowly over the course of the evening dismantling tv, computer, christmas gifts. >> reporter: at least eight surveillance cameras in and outside of the home giving police a clear picture of the suspects and the details of their crime. but it's what else was missing from this ransacked mess that haunts victor. videos of her most treasured memories. >> lots of speed across the finish line and stephani victor takes over the lead. >> reporter: including this, the first step she took after losing both legs s in an accent in 1995. >> i have been shooting from the moment i woke up in icu three yearsn the hospital, 14 surgeries.
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you'll never walk again. >> reporter: hard drives holding the raw footage of 20 years of irreplaceable memories all stolen. along with most of her olympic medals and rings. >> and they say medalist. that doesn't mean anything to anyone but it means something to me. >> los angeles police so far finding the couple's two missing cars but nothing else. saying they are still searching for these men who in just moments stole what took decades of grueling work to earn. marci gonzales, anews, new york. what a sad story that is. >> coming up, getting your head in the game. >> johnny manziel trying to absorb the game plan in a new way. sports with reena up next. >> reena. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. may have... certain...
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over the houston texans who could never get rolling. patriots win easily on the road, 27-6. >> smack. >> in case you missed it, the nba's top team suffering its first loss of the season over the weekend. the golden state warrior were finally toppled losing to the milwaukee bucks, 9508. steph curry and the reigning champs brought back down to earth after 24 wins to start the season. it's a new record. they can rest before attempting their next streak taking on n the phphoenix suns. that's wednesday nighght. >> smash. >> in case you missed it, the most honored of honored of honors, college football was awarded over the weekend. it's going back to tuscaloosa. do you know tuscaloosa. we're talking about alabama running back derek henry won the heisman. the heisman tphy saturday night here in new york. he was the favorite all along. you can see derek henry in action when bama takes on
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bowl on new year's eve. by the way, i should say that fellow heisman winner johnny manziel show us he's not alwayays such a cool cat. taking his frustration out on a don't do that. come on. that was his reaction after throwing an interception late in the first half of yesterday's game. the browns still beat the niners 24-10. do believe he's okay. >> he's okay. what about the tablet? it's like $200 to get those screens replaced. >> i think they'll have to make him pay for that $200 screen. >> that was more. last week when we had sports with reena, i just wanted maureen na. i wanted moree you talking about sport. with authority and with passion and with knowledge and that is what we got. >> critique on sports with reena. >> i like it. >> the fellow britt critiquing my nba and amerin football. >> i'm a spectator and you are
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one of the largest mail processing centers in the cotry. and i'm here with jeannie martinez, who is the customer service manager. jeannie, on a typical day, you guys are already -- tons of ml and packages. what about the official busiest day of the mailing season which is today? is it like a hundred times crazier? >> today is officially the busiest mailing day of the year. we're looking to process about 61 million pieces of mail today. we're prepared for it. i mean -- >> you guys are working around theclock. some of these guys are pulling 16-hour shifts. it's crazy. >> we are ready. no one's more ready for the holidays than the united states postal service. >> talk to m me what you're seeing in terms of the volume here. i know a lot of people maing letters is really a once a year thing i guess for christmas.
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becoming more andnd more common, right? >> yes, typically now with e-commerce, we're able to process a lot more parcels. we work in conjunction with many other delivery companies. we do the last mile delivery. get to those customers' homes where people can't. >> so ultimately, it boils down to guys on the ground, right? they're the ones sending out the -- gettinghe packages and the letters in your mailx, right? what does thatean for their shifts now? are they working even more days? >> well, typically, december 14th is the busiest mailing day of the year. but the busiest delivery day of the year is next monday, the 21st. that's when all our carriers will be very busy with all the mail they're going to try to get to everyone'some in time for christmas. >> you heard it here first. it's definitely bubusy. it's only going to get busier.
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get your letters out right now as soon as you can. get to the post office or go online even and get those packages ent. >> she's filming that herself. >>e's pretty remarkable. stick with us. more news coming up.
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> like a selfie this morning on "world news now," the stage is set for tomorrow night's republican debate. >> as the latest polls show a bigsetback for donald trump and a major political boost for ted cruz. how trump and his challengers are reacting. security questions. how did the woman accused in the adly terror shootings in san bernardino get into the country after pting threatening messages on social media? the latest demands for better homeland security. >> consur alert. theyey look like real online retailers offering deep discounts but they're not. the warning to shoppers looking for deals.
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the alarming medical study about getting too much sleep and what it really means. you will want to stay awake for this on monday, december the 14. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." no. >> good morning, everyone. look who returned. >> hi. i didn't get sacked over the weekend. no one predicted this outcome. the polls did not lean in this direction. >> but returning? >> i'm back. i'm here.. not having too much sleep, hahaving had too little. that's what happens when you're british and get to new york and you're overexcited. you don't really go to bed. >> you were talking about the poll numbers for one of your favorite peoplple of all times. >> yeah. nate silver of the website 538. he famously calls the outcome of ections correctly. i made a documentary with him last year about the uk election in which he didn't predict the outcome of the election.
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i went to his flat on saturday ght. i'm still learning. i went to his" apartment on saturday night and we talked about trump and cruz and specificallytrump's chances of nning the nomination for the republicans. what he said is interesting. admittedly i was a bit drunk but i'm going to indiscreetly relay to you the private conversation later. >> that's a tease. >> a good one. >> we call it a tease. we're going to talk about the race for the white house and particularly donald trump's numbers. everything he said, he's oo tried to justify so far by pointing to his great poll numbers. >> this morning not so much. the des moines register bloomberg poll of iowa vote ares showing ted cruz is surging ahead. now up 10 points. it's your voice, your vote. abc's mary bruce is covering the >> reporter: senator ted cruz is cruising, passing donald trump in iowa. texas senator, a 21-point gain
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so far cruz and trump have been friendly rivals, but trump is now taking aim. >> when you look at the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like a -- you know, frankly, like a little bit of a maniac. he'll never get anything done. that's the problem with ted. >> reporter: cruz responding, tweeting this clip from the movie "flashdance." and saying in honor of my friend donald trump and good-hearted maniacs everywhere. this after cz questioned trumump's abily to be commanander-in-cef. >> it's a question of judgment. >> i would say i have far better judgment than ted, and i think i have a really great temperament. >> reporter:r: and tru has a new message for any gop party leader conspiring against him. >> i'm sorry i did this to you, but you've got to get used to it. it's one of those little problems in life. >> reporter: trump maintains strong support in iowa even as he denounces the polling. >> the "des moines register" is the worst. [ cheering ] they are the worst. >> reporter: but as cruz rises, ben carson is falling.
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i wasn't -- i wasn't excited when they were up. i'm not excited when they were down. yoknow, this is a very fluid contest. >> reporter: and it looks likeke they may have a new candidate to contend with. i've made a big decision, i'm entering the race for president of the united states of america. >> reporter: "saturday night live" bringing back will ferrell as president george w. bush. >> the field of republicans out there is so messed up, i figure it makes you miss me, doesn't it? >> reporter: cruz is rising just as republicans get to ready to face off in their fifth debate on tuesday. where donald trump will be center stage but for the first time, ted cruz will be standing right next to him. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. i love it when the comics trot o the old impressions. the cast for tuesday's big debate in las vegas has been shuffled some. chris christie will be back on the main stage after taking part
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rand paul just squeaked by thanks to a new poll released just yesterday morning that help him make the cut. mary said ted cruz wl be at center stage right in donald trump's face. it's a treat though, isn't it, to see the old george w. bush impressions. >> seize so good at it. will ferrell is just fantastic. >> jon stewart one. >> it's a bit like that. >> that's pretty good. so nate silver was saying so 538, the website that predicts the outcome of elections they had trump at 2%hance for a long time of getting the nomination. now it's either stinly 5 or 10% chance not of being president of getting the actual nomination. there are i think four points where he could completely collapse. if thehey go to the convention, they're now talking about that being a brokered convention. all the mainstream republicans have denoued him after his comments about muslims, right?
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election, he's not going to getet it. there are several points where he can go badly before that. according 538, while good at this, the chances of donald trump being the republican nominee are very slim. interesting, huh? >> that's very big. >> that's what we talked about. >> at 2:00 in the morning. >> over little cocktail sausages and some wine. >> we expect to hear from th prez later today on isis. he will makera, after he visits the pentagon after an update frfrom his national sececurity council which includes top military and intelligence leaders. a spokesman said last week noo major policy shifts are expected as a result of the meetin > after a three-day search, the fbi finished dragging a lake in san bernardino, drying a lake in san bernardino where syed farook and tashfeen malik may have dumped evidence on the day of share shooting spree as new evidence surfaces and details in the investigation.
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details. >> the fact that one of the terrorists was able to get a visa to enter the country despite social social media messages supporting jihad is prompting calls for a wider vetting process. >> i'm asking for a program that would check the social media sites of those admitted on visas to see if they are using words and talking about jihad, explosives, mass shootings. it's outrageous that this had isn't already done. >> reporter: meanwhile, one of the officer who's chased melik and her husband down is speaking out. sergeant andy capps pulling up behind them in their black suv after the shooting. his sens on. >> but they haven't stopped and then the back window of their suv shatters and i see gunfire coming out of the back of it. >> reporter: the black suv pulse over. farook gets out and starts firing. capps returns fire. >> i saw him shooting towards the deputy that i know is across
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i hoped fire on him. >> the fbi concluded their search in a nearby lake. investigators n commenting if it's related to the terror investigation. kayna whitworth, abc news, san bernardino. twitter is warning some their targets may have been targeted by state sponsored hackers. it was a small group that were targeted and there was no indication that hackers succeeded in stealing sensitive data. google and facebook have also starred issuing similar warnings about state-sponsored attacks. jury deliberations are expected to begin today in the first trial of a police officer in connection with the death of freddie gray. baltimore officer william porter is charged with negligence for failing to get gray medical help. he's also charged with assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct. if convicted, porter faces up to 25 years in prison. the l.a. county sheriff's department is providing new details about a controversial shooting over the weekends.
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shot by deputies kept holding a gun as he laid dying othe ground. that's why they continued firing 33 times in all at 28-year-old nicolas robertson. they reapedly told him to put down the weaponut he refused. when he walked toward a crowded gas station, that's when they fired. >> if he goes into that gas station, either takes hostages or shoots somebody, we're going to be having a different topic we're going to be talking about like why didn't the officers do something before he went iin. >> robinson's family demanded justice. sheriff's officials a there's no evidence the fired -- he fired at deputies. his widow says when robertson drank, he acted more like a child. there were frightening moments about r aboard a southwestern airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing in san antonio because of thisis. a piece of the wing that redues drag that appeared to be at an irregular angle. the passenger who snapped these photos described the flight as a
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passengers screaming in panic. plane landed safely. passengers continu hair trip on another plane. scary. major medical scare at a hospital in san jose, california. 350 newborns, their mothers and hundreds of staff potentially exposed to tb. the hospital is recommending they be treated with antibiotics. fortunately the nurse showed no symptoms so the risk of exposure is slim. >> a new study out of australia suggestsoo much sleep could shorten your life span. >> no. >> right. i know what you mean. hang on. it does make some sense when you listen to the details. one of the study's authors suggest a person sleeping longer than nine hours that might be a sign of a more serious undiagnosed health problem or reported long sleep durations could indicate fragmented
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that be the real reason behind increased mortality rates, as well. >> not they're working so hard they need extra zs? >> if you get nine hours sleep, it's good quality sleep, don't worry about that. i dream of sleep. just getting some. >> it's hard on the nightshift. barely a week goes by before we hear about near fatal collisions between a drone and a plane. here at home, not just here but also around the world. >> in jajapan, they're fighting fire with fire technologically droughns. police department now has esespecially designed droughns equipped with long hanging nets that can chase down rogue droughns and scoop them up. >> oh. >> it's sort of spectacular, right? >> it is kind of scary. why don't they take tsown d under the sea. webb. >> life is better down where it's wetter. >> it's like robots fighting in winning.
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>> should televise it. researchers discovered about four-l-letter v back larrys. >> we'll talk about tt later. alert. holiday shoppers look for bargains online. how o one woman learned the hard way about unknown retailers. >> an angel showing up at lay way department stores paying for everything. the spirit of the holidays. >> you can find us on facebook. wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn.
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more money or even her identity. >> clicking that link puts you in danger and puts your family and friends in danger. >> a of that can happen with one click. >> absolutely. >> reporter: so what should you be looking for? safe sites have an s with a lock in the url. fake sites often have typos and errors real online businesses have extensive privacy policies. facebook quickly investigated telling abc news it has blocked this website from plang future ads. as for min hayes, she's working on getting her money back. >> it's hard to know really who you can and can't buy from online. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, washington. i had no idea. that's good to know. thank you, gloria. >> i worrybout that kind of thing all the time that you don't have companies liuget necessarily but it looks it. >> i always order just from the stores that you know. i find that's the best way to go. >> or go in the stores. >> no, i'm usually in between
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coming up in our next half hour, hoverboard hazard. the popular crist gift causing major safety concerns. the scooters bursting into flames and now some sellers pulling them from those online stores. >> first anonymous angels buying gifts for strangers. the simple way some secret santas are paying it forward. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. today, 1 1 out of ery 4 american kids is hispanic. that means many of the future doctors
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ribbons on boxes our anonymous angel zig-zaging across the map, stories popping up like this one in south dakota where at this toys "r" us someone asked to pay down a bun of bills for families buying christmas gifts on layaway. a gift to parents like ashley. >> it was pretty amazing. i've never had anything like that happen t tome. >> one-of-a-kind. hardrdly becau bellingham, massachusetts, same thing, debbie goes if had to pay her bill and -- >> i was stunned. >> go west and the kansas city star followed a man handing out $100 bills. >> that's for you, buddy. >> wow. you can cry. i cry all the time. >> rorter: a salvation army kettle in massachusetts. a diamond ring turns up there valued at $3500. another one in minneapolis gets a checking for half aillion dollars. but as in new hampshire, scene of yet another layoff payoff
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you don't know the whom to thank and thas on purpose, this is what you say. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas you say? >> john donvan, abc news, washington. >> that's good enough. merry christmas. right? >> that there are good people in the world, right? i like that a lot. i didn't know the idea of layaway. >> we were explaining that to you in the meeting. do you like that idea. >> i like it a lot. >> better than piling on your credit card. >> we're lrning from each other. i was explaining the wordcy have is to you, as well. >> collect on instagram for that one. >> we're going to have more details of this conversation to come. >> if you've got a gift to send over a distance and don't have reindeer, then you'll likely need to use the mail. >> today is one of the busiest days for the postal service. let's check i with our tina trinh who is live, live right now at a very busy location. tina, good morning.
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i'm here at the morgan facility, one of the largest processing centers for u.s. mail in the united states. the busiest mailing day of the season. i'm going to show you what it's all about. going to go behind the scenes
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welcome back. it's time for "the mix." these are our viral stories. the first story is about a study. this is doing thee rounds from two u.s. psychologies. according to this study, people who swear have a bigger vocabulary than people who don't. so this is a great endorsement for swearing. > really? >> it appears that way. break it down logically. that is going to be literally true because if you swear by virtue of embarrassing, you ne to have more words in your lexicon than people who don't swear. >> okay. >> yeah? >> i follow.
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to swear as much as they cld over 60 seconds. do you want to know the real big hitters? this was the single most popular swear word. followed by [ muted ] and then. at second one i said even though they put sound effects over it was the most illegal swear word you could say on television. instant dismissal. you want to know what it was? we're being very silly. >> what's very nice. that is a real study. reena. >> yes. >> i'm going t go on to a sweet topic. you know, starbucks has these cookies for christmastime. polar bears. apparently they're slightly discounted and some are saying there might be a reason. they look like they've been wounded in the process. they've t little red scarves. we don't have the video but they have these little red scarfs.
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little red scarves that look like you can see like they're bleedingng from t neck. >> these have been doing the rounds virally. people have been sayinghey're look like they're bleeding fm the neck. we touched on this last week. polar bears whilst appearing in cuddly in shop toy form in the wild are really violent animals. there's an argument these cookies are more realistic. these are starbucks realism cookies. >> they just wanted it to be polar bear with a red scarf. >> it was definitely a mistake. i was trying to bail them out. >> we did ask the crew to go down to starbucks and they're sold out. clearly they're doing well. >> our third and final viral story on the mix" today. this is a cat that boxes. it took on, look at that, a sensational. >> boxing a tiger? >> that tiger is using the rope-a-dope technique and not responding. > that's an amazing punch from the cat. >> is that real? >> wowow.
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>> right hook, left jab. what? what and neck dote that cat has down at the pub. i took out a tiger last night. >> well, ronda rousey's cat or something. impressive.
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abc. this morning on "world news now," terror investigation. fbi divers complete their search of a lake near the scene of the san bernardino rampage while serious questions are surfacing about the e woman teorist and how she got into the country. tough questions about the police shooting in los angeles caught on camera. why did deputies fire 33 bullets at an armed suspect? the dramatic scene and search for answers. new this half hour, the meltdown at the department of motor vehicles. >> how one woman's rage and disputwith a deputlanded her in trouble.
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and later in "the skinny," taylor swift wants a trademark, a very common phrase as the world wishes her a happy birthdayay. her cebration and her unusual monday, december 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning this busy mondnday. i'm richard bacon. >> i'm reena ninan. we begin with new questions this morning about the terror attack in san bernardino. >> yeah, did the government miss potential warning signals about tashfeen malik and her extremist views that might have been sted on social media? abc's kayna whitworth has the latest. >> reporter: investigators testing what they dredged d out of ts lake after days of searching. still noord whether they've found any traces of that missing hard drive belonging to syed farook and tashfeen malik. a digital footprint that could prove critical for investigators
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into the country in the first place. >> had they checked out tashfeen mak a little more, maybe she wouldn't have gotten a visa. maybe those people in san bernardino would be alive. >> reporter: malik vetted by homeland security, the state department, and had a criminal background check. but investigators don't always scrub social media. after the attack they y found malik's facebook post critical of moderate muslims. now the "new york times" reports she also talked openly on social media in support of violent jihad and "wanted to be a part of i" >> i'm asking to immediately initte a program that would check the social media sites of those admitted on visas to see if they are using words and talking about things like jihad, explosives, mass shootings. it's outrageous that this isn't already done. >> reporter: one of the officers who chased the killer couple down is speaking out. sergeant andy capps butting up behind them with his sirens on. >> they haven't stopped. and the back window of their suv
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and i see gunfire coming out of it. >> reporter: the black suv pulls over. farook gets out and starts firing. capps gets out t to returnire. >> i saw him shooting at a deputy that i knew was across the street so that's when i opened firon him. >> reporter: the terrorists were killed in that shootout. that was his first time in 23 years on the force that capps ever fired his weapon while on duty. kayna whitworth, abc news, san bernardino. >> jururors are pected to begin deliberations today, the first trial of a police officer for the death of freddie gray. gray died following g a spinal injury while in a police van. his death set off a series of violent protests in baltimore. officer william porter was tried on a number of charges including failing toto get medal help for gray. and new details now that controversial shooting by two los angeles county sheriff deputies. authorities say the man who was fatally shot on saturday had a gun in his hand which he refused to drop. abc's linsey davis has the latest.
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angeles county sheriff's dedeties fatly shooting a man walking away from them. they fire repeatedly even after he falls to thground, attempting to crawl away. the sheriff's department says the man, 28-year-old nicholas robertson, had a gun pointed at them and refused the officers' repeated demands to drop it. they say they recovered loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun at thecene. more than a dozen people gathered to protest saturday evening. relatives who saw the video saying the shooting seems unjustified, and accusing the officers of using excessive force. >> they shot him in his shoulder, and he was crawling to this gas station. >> reporter: police released this video on sunday, which clearly shows robertson, walking down the street with a gun in his left hand. when he was shot, he was in front of a crowded gas station. >> there are two people, two women d three children, in a car at a gas pump that is within five feet of him at the time.
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or shoots somebody, we're going to be having a different topic. we're going to be talking about why didn't the pice officers do something before he went in. >> reporter: they say robertson had fired six or seven shots in a nearby residential area. for now, investigators say they're not making any judgments until all the facts are in. linsey davis, abc news, new york. residents across a wide swathe of texas are cleaning up fromt least three confirmed tornadoes. twisters damaged up to 50 homes in the town of lyndale. where the mayor declared a state of disaster. about 100 miles south in lufkin, strong winds threw 64 cargo train cars from their tracks onto theailroad below. heavy rains also triggered flash flooding. further r north anwest, snow finally falling across the cascade mountains. the latest storm system has brought a good blanket of snow forpening weekend at the summit over there. by the time it's over, this
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of snow to the northwest. accuweather's paul william has the latest. >> well, it looks like old man winter is making a comeback. we're not talking about sequels to movies here. we're talking about significant snow showers that's going to slow things down along i-159 as well as i-0 down to 90. the reason why is this signgnificant p in the jet stream will open the door or pandora's box for widespread snow showers that will accumulate between 12 inches to 24 in some areas. that's what's expected for the west just on monday alone. now, keep in mind, we're watching out for salt lake city, dealing with a significant amount of snow shower activity. then towards the et, we have more in the way of misery because of widespread scattered showers. this is where we're expecting thunderstorms and a few lightning showers with blinding rain all along the mississippi. reena, richard. >> thank you so much. good to hear from you. the warm east coast weather opened up more than just a pandora's box.
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>> it's never hot inur studio. >> it is all of a sudden. it's so warm in washington, d.c. the chcherry blooms bloomed again or three months early. depending how you look at the calendar. the national park service says the late blossoms will not affect the blossoms in the coming spring. >> because that was my question. i was going to say, if only one bud opens, it would already be open for the spring. maybe they have an understudy bud that can open in the spring. >> i like it. the understudy bud opens in the ring. >> i know nothing about cherry blossoms. i'm fumbling in the dark last week on this program, i started an instagram account for you to take you behind the scenes. it is @richard p bacon. i've done that badly. richard p, thanks, noel. letter p. bacon like the meat. if you go to instagram. i'm going to put up a couple of photos i have taken today. you'll be able to see them a little bit later. one, they're last week's photos.
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holding some coffefee. o knows what brand of coffee that is. >> yes, starbucks. >> and that's -- look, on the left, that is us holding signs. i had food poisoning and you were very tired all on the same day. we'll take you behind the scenes. very exciting including a picture of reena. we'll post this in a minute of reena in her civies. >> you were explaining them to me. >> if you'rere not in e police or the military then you're a civivilian. not in uniform to present the show. civilian clothes. pre-show clothes. >> if this doesn't get us thousands of instagram followers, i don't know what will. i'm going to show you the news meetg where we discussed cherry blossomoms. >> one of the social media sites buzzing about an aggressive gang of thu terrorizing a massachusetts town and one man in particular. >> a postal carrier under attack by wild turkeys determined to
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the gobblers have become so belligerent, the mailman is forced to fend off the flock with a pole just so he can do his job. >> this may be living hell for him but he's the hit of youtube. a million followers we're talking about. >> what will be bigger? that or our cherry blossom news meeting chat? >> this is impressive video. >> it's great video. coming up, mariah carey's holiday tune "all i want for christmas is you," no longer the song of the season. wait till you hear what song is on top. >> also ahead, it's the mad house at the post office even at this hour. we're taking you there live on this busiest shipping day of the season to see how your precious parcels are being handled. >> and the popular gift of the season, the hover board, it's potentially explosive problem. another major retailer refusing to ship it. you're watching "world news now."
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>> listen to me. >> listen to me. >> no, no, no, no, no. >> oh, my god. >> gosh. just anoer afternoon at the dmv in deerfield beach, florida. this woman reportedly giving the clerks a hard ti. so they asked a trooper to remove her. she had another idea, kicking and cursing and refusing to leave till finally the trooper arrested her. there she's being arrested and she faces one count of resisting arrest without violence, without violence. >> incredible. incrible video. turning now to a concern among parents looking to buy or have already bought one of the
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season, the hover board. >> with reports of the self-balancing scooters catching fire, amazon is warning sellers to make sure hoverboards comply with standards. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: after frightening scenes like this. >> holy cow. reporter: a hoverboard suddenly catching fire in a washington state shopping mall, there's new concern about some of the season's hottest gifts getting way too hot. >> it's on fire! >> reporter: the federal consumer product safety commission says it is now investigating ten hoverboard blazes in nine states that have even sent a couple of riders to the emergency room. now, megaretailer amazon has stopped selling at least one brand firefighters say was being charged when it ignited in this new york home. that manufacturer, swagway, says it meets all safety requirements. telling abc news, we're glad that this is taking place, especially in light of recent concerns with the fires with the or quality batteries. concern over lithium-ion
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american, delta, united and jetblue to ban hoverboards on planes. experts say avoid charling them overnight. >> there's so many of them out there with different prices, battery y life. c-net tech eert brian fong says buyers should avoid lower-quality boards. under $300. shana haines bought one for her 10-year-old daughter hanna but now has second thoughts. >> so you sent it back, why? >> not willing to take the risk, the thing catching on fire with no warning. >> reporter: even hannah says the once-coveted hoverboard is now off her list. >> i don't really want it anymore. >> reporter: really? you're kidding! >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> exactly. coming up, taylor swift takes a few steps closer to global domination. >> meanwhile mariah carey dethroned. we will explain next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now"
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>> lots going on for taylor including a huge deal with former nem na sis apple music. >> after going toe to toe after permission to stream her songs, taylor wants exclusive streaming of a live concert special she recorded last month with her many superfriends. >> also announced yesterday, simon schuster will publish a book crowd sourced with material from her super fans. they say it will have the feel of a scrapbook. they're looking for one super swifty to serve as editor-in-chief overseeing the project. >> as we mentioned, taylor celebrated her birthday yesterday. she turned 26, which, of course, means she was born in 1989. that year also the name of her latest album. swift intends on trademarking 1989. you can't own a year. what? along with other phrases that include the term swiftmas, as in christmas. i was thinking about that. she can have that. anyone else want the phrase
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>> no, i'm good. >> thanks. >> all right. >> taylor, have it. next, this is a story about, it's probably, do you know the website humans of new york? >> yes. >> it's such a fantastic website. if you've never read it , i would urge you to have a look at it. there was a story last week about a syrian refugee. we don't know his name who is coming to troy in michigan. he an elderly man, a scientist of some repute. he created an invention n that is used on the railways in istanbul. he has cancer and lost his wife and daughter in a bombing in syria and his story was on this website, humans of new york. barack obama saw the story and sentim a message on facebook now edwin norton the actor is raising money for him. it's just, if you go to that website, almost all the stories are ry moving. i can see why norton responded to it. it's almost impossible to read the story of that syrian doctor
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he kind of gives the light to the idea that everyone comingg here from syria might be trying to do america home. he said i've got a lot left to give as a scientist. it's a fantastic story i think. >> reena. >> yeah. it's the holiday season. right? mariah carey has this fantastic song, a favorite holiday song for many people "allll i want r christmas." apparently it's losing its top spot on a crucial christmas music chart. it actually used to be number one. the number one song most likely to be heard while shopping tilill w, richard. >> the person whose job it is to go around shopping malls working out wysongs are the most popular. the song most likely to be heard while shopping is this. this time of year >> the shins with their cover, of paul mccartney's "wonderful ristmastime," a song a lot of people think is paul mccartney's worst ever song. >> really? >> famously.
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resurgence. >> finally "star wars" premiere tonight. >> the force awakens happening tonight. but where will it be, richard? >> they've closed down hollywood boboulevard d they're being cryptic where the premiere will be. if you know hollywood boulevard it's not that hard to work out. there's only threeee big theers on there. one of them the dolby theater. terrible talking over the trailer. this is such a beautifully composed trailer. just t the musicn this trailer. >> i will finish what you started. >> is that the -- >> listen. >>y theory, that bad guy is luke skywalker. luke skywaer is not in the trailers. remember, darth vader, luke skywalker's dad. i'm predicting it now. we'll know by tomorrow night. someone is bound to release it on twitter. i think it's going to be a combination of mann's chinese theater. the dolby theater is the third theater there. >> i think it will be somewhere inin africa d a surprise to everybody waiting outside. there's going to be no satellite and we'll be blacked out and not
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ticket. >> that's a funny idea. and i hope it's true. bad guy, luke skywalker's father, if i'm right, don't call me a hero. if i'm wrong, don't mention it. >> even at this hour, the post office hard at work. we're live with tina trinh. stick around.
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sometimes we use k-yltragel to enhance my body's natural moisture so i can get into it a bit quicker. and when i know she's into it, i get into it and... feel the difference with k-y ultragel. whoa, yes, wait a minute, mr. postman,ait, mr. postman >> welcome back. today's the busiest day of the year for americans sending christmas cards and gift packages. >> also the biggest day for online sales. even though it may be quiet at this hour where you are, there are some places busier than santa's workshop. live to abs tina trinh. what's going on? >> reporter: hey, reena. i'm here at the morgan mail processing facility. it's one of the largest in the country.
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milln pieces of mail procecessed here. today is actually the busiest day of the year though. so thaadds an extra 112 llion pieces of mail that are going to be processed. i'm right behind a bar code scanning machine. this is where all the holiday cards and letters that you send start off. they all get scanned by the barcode here and sorted into carriers' bins where i'll show you this machine right here. once they pass through the machine and are scanned, they automatically get sorted into bins for carriers, individual carriers. so they're going right now into zip codes, vy specific zip codes for all of the areas in manhattan. d they're going to be shipped off to individual post office stations in the city where the
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deliver them to your mailbox. so just because it's middle of the night right now doesn't mean that they stop workingere. it's busy all over the place as you can see. lots of mail. lots of letters. lots of holiday packages to get shipped off. and make it in time for the holidays and they're working round the clock here to make sure that all those packages get sent on time. >> yeah. i would imagine middle of the night is like peak t time. >> yeah. >> to do that sorting. >> but it looks like reems of paper behind you. are people buying paper at this hour? what's going on? >> reporter: yeah, you know, paper is one of the few things you actually end up mailinthis time of year, right? every other day it's an e-mail we all send off. but there's going to be tons of paper passing through this place over the next couple of weeks.
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delivering on sundays. >> tina, how many of those pieces of mail are fan letters talking about the british guy on "world news now"? we haven't got time to hear her answer. i imagine she was going to say
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>> i can't be 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." parts of texas are cleaning up this morning from at least three confirmed tornadoes that damaged dozens of homes and even threw 64 cargo trains off their tracks. after a weekend of severe storms, not a single injury has been reported. full coverage straight ahead. the l.a. county sheriff's department says a man shot and killed by deputies on saturday was armed. 33 bullets were fired at nicolas robertson. his relatives say the shooting was unjustified. jury deliberations are
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first trial of a baltimore police officer in the connection with the death of freddie gray. that death triggered days of violent protests. >> a southwest airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing in san antonio over what appeared to be a wing irregularity. a piece of the wing that reduces drag tilted at an angle. the plane landed safely and those are some of our top stories on this monday, decemb the e 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." > good morning. we begin this half hour wit a weekend of severe weather all across pts of texas. >> yeah, at least three confirmed tornadoes destroying entire neighborhoods forced the mayor of one town to declare a state of disaster. abc's kendis gibson has the latest from east texas. >> reporter: a view fr the air of devastation across the state of texas. >> wow. i think that's a tornado.
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tornado destroying roofs, uprooting trees, toppling vehicles. >> tornado just hit. >> reporte tiny lyndale, texas, described as a disaster by its first responders. a tornado damaging up to 50 homes. >> we are striving to keep unnecessary people out and have only the people that need access into this area. >> reporter: the twister coming within feet of luke griffin's home. where did it go? >> ijust started back that way towards the high school and you can see up there on that lane where it started and just came right through here. it was just a white wall of stuff flying everywhere. >> reporter: jennifer skender, out christmas shopping when the tornado ripped apart her home of 11 years. a neighbor texting her these photos of her house. >> i'm just thankful we weren't home. i think the e lord senus away and he spared us. >> reporter: two dozen severe storm reports over the weekend, some parts of the state
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rain and wind gusts powerful enough to throw 6464 large cgo train cars from the tressel and on to a roadway below. as people all across texas begin the massive clean-up effort, residents and authoritiealike are astounded there wasn't a single injury reported in this weekend's storms. kendis gibson, abc news, lyndale, texas. >> thank you. in the northwest, it's a punishing winter stormakin its toll. >> watches and advisories are posted acrcross a wi region including the cascades east of seattle. this storm could actually dump up to two feet of snow on the mountains before moving to the midwest. accuweather's paul williams has the predictions. good morning. >> thanks. i'm looking for somewhat of a one-two punch to hit the midwest. first of all, here's the jab. it's in the form of scattered showers pushing frorom chica to st. louis over towards nashvill everywhere you see the green with blinding rain for early morning and the early morning commute. along 55 and the entire mississippi valley region.
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it's later in the week. we'll have much colder air at's going to settle in and another low presre system that is going to create snowstorm. not snow flurries, not a few flakes, real all together big-time storm. and so we have to watch out for much colder air that's going to filter through. we're looking for cold and snow-covered roads and then blowing snow on top of that. so get ready. here comes old man winter. >> always good to hear from you, pa. thank you very much indeed. we expect to hear from president obama later today in the battle against isis. mr. obama will make remarks after he visits the pentagon for an update from his nationa security council. the white house spokesman said last week no major policy shifts are expected as a result of this meeting. anafter a three-day search, the fbfbi finish drying out a lake in san bernardino. but there's still no word on whether they found any trace of that missing computer hard drive belonging to syed farook and
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now there are new questions about why investigators didn't scrub their social media accounts. after the attack they found malik's facebook post how she wanted to be part of a violent jihad. >> also in california, a san jose hospital on alert. medical officials are tracking down nearly 1,000 paties inclcluding 3 newborns who m have been exposed to tuberculosis. abc's aditi roy has the story. >> reporter: a major medical scare in san jose, california. ofofficials the santa clara valley medical center are racing to contact more than 1,000 people who may have en exposed tuberculosis after a maternity ward nurse tested positive for the deadly disease. the hospital has identified 350 newborns, 368 mothers and 308 workers who may have had contact with the nurse between
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the hospital posting this letter to its website, "whilele the ris of infection is low, the consequences of a tuberculosis infection in infants can be severe." hospital officials recommend that the babies protectively take an antibiotic for the next six months t to nine mths even if they test negative. >> the judgment is, it's safafer to treat than not treat. >> reporter: hospital officials say the nurse's annual t.b. test was negative but she was diagnosed with t.b. in november during treatment for an unrelated illness. since she showed no symptoms, they say the risk of exposure is extremely low. nearly 10,000 people in the u.s. develop tuberculosis every year. here in calirnia, health officials say t.b. rates are twice as high as the nation's average because the state receives so many global travelers. aditi roy, abc news, anaheim, california. thank you so much. also in california, five people have died following a house fire in fresno.
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to the sounds of victims screaming and pounding on the windows trying to get out. the house had been abandoned, boarded up. but authorities say that vagrants still managed to go the inside. firefighters had to use chain saws to gain access because of the boarded up windows and doors. >> planned parenthood is suing ohio's state attorney general over what it calls a political attempt to ban abortions. a political attempt amid claims that the organization disposes of fetal remains in landfifills. planned parenthood calls the allegations false and inflammatory saying their clinics comply with all laws and regulations that require safe and respectful fetal tissue tissue disposal. tomorrow night, the republican presidential candidates face off for the fifth time. donald trump will be at the debate center stage once again, but next to him for the first time, ted cruz, the texas senator surging in iowa. actually leading trump in two recent polls.
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terrorism as well as who has the right to have the -- and judgment to lead. expect the gloveves to comoff tomorrow night. >> i wonder which will get more tweets, the star wars premiere or that debate. we'll report that for you tomorrow night. turning to politics overseas, in a m major deat for the far right wing in france, marine lee pen's collapsed failing to take a single region. but prime minister manuel valls warned the anti-immigration far right remaina danger despite its arpie electoral defeat and urged the country to rally together against extremism. a historic election. this is really interesting. a historic election in saudi arabia this weekend. for the first time ever, women were allllowed to te and even run for office, as the nation held elections for local l governme positions. 20 women actually winning seats. about 1% of all elected officials. but since women, are you ready
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allowed to drive, many took uber to their polling site to cast those ballots. >> the good news, ladies, google cars will soon be available to drive you anywhere. >> then apple cars. >> we've been following instagram, haven't we? >> we have been following. this is an instagram account i set up purely for you, the dear viewers of this show. we have 488 followers right now. >> wow. >> it's richard p. i'm j just putting othere behind the scenes photos of the program. my name is richard p bacon on instagram. a couple of photos. this one of you and i in w what i call civie clothes. see that? >> my arms are f folded. >> yes, that's the civie clothes picture. >> as in civilian as in what we don't wear when we're presenting the news. i look at you sitting next to me, i'm like hang on. >> i wear my civie clothes on air. that's the difference between you and me.
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on a tie. i put on this very wrinkle free dress. >> kept it on. you wore this s all day. you're wearing i it on thehow. >> thank you for outing me. >> it's got quite a f few likes the picture of you holding coffee from our la show on friday, had 227 likes. that's pretty good. >> yeah. >> i've not yet connected it to my twitterccount which has a lot of followers. i'll do that at some point. then i put another -- i put a shot of the cameras. >> yes. >> look, by the way, there some great comments on there. i didn't realize that that would be so popular. but it's enormous. >> it's always the simple things. >> if you're b bored rig now in the middle of the night, keep us on but read the comments about reena, hair colors and coffee. >> most of us are just beginning to wrap our minds around the idea of driverless cars. but it's possible that they'll be outdated before they hit the
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china have come up with a new twist on the conceptpt of driverless cars, making them mind controlled.d. no hands, no feet. instead, these cars can go forward or backward on a signal from brain waves picked up by an eeg. >> one problem with mind controlling driving is how to keep one's brain clear of distractions which probly means no listening to music, no talking to passengers. hard to follow. >> i mean, what if you're not a very rational person? that's a terrible idea. >> yeah, awful. coming up, the winning streak broken and tom brady's big night. it is sports with reena. >> can't wait. also ahead, the thieves caught stealing christmas from a paralympic athlete's home. the most valuable item stolen. >> later holiday shipping going into a frenzy right now. the busiest day at the post office is underway. we are thehere live.
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or all day. an ohio eighth grader named jacob is using his electronic skills to help a friend in need. jacob's friend ethan suffered a brain injury when he was struck by lightning leaving him paralyzed and unable to talk. jacob came up with a device to help him communicate. it lights up when ethan leans one way or ather or when he wants to answer yes or no. it's remarkable this eighth grader came up with this. >> a high profiled disabled american has been the target of thieves breaking in to her home. >> the crooks were caught on camera rummaging through the home of stephani victor who has taken home quite a few skiing medals for team usa. abc's marci gonzalez has the story.
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mind. grinch-like thieves caught on surveillance cameras breaking into the five-time pair olympic five time medalist's los angeles home leaving little behind. >> they went into our kitchen. started eating ice cream out of the freezer. and then slowly over the course of the evening dismantling tv, computer, christmas gifts. >> reporter: at least eight surveillance cameras in and outside of the home giving police a clear picture of the suspects and the details of their crime. buit's what else was missing from this ransacked mess that haunts victor. videos of her most treasured memories. >> lots of speed across the finish line and stephani victor takes over the lead. >> reporter: including this, the first steps she took after sing both legs in an accident in 1995. >> i have been shooting from the moment i woke up in icu three ars in the hospital, 14 surgeries. all the docts telling me
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>> reporter: hard drives holding the raw footage of 20 years of irreplaceable memories all stolen. along with most of her olympic medals and rings. then they say gold medalist. that doesn't mean anything to anyone but it means something to me. los angeles police so far finding the uple's two missing cars but nothing else. saying they are still searchching for these men who in just moments stole what took decades of grueling work to earn. marci gonzales, abc news, new york. what a sad story that is. >> coming up, getting your head in the game. >> johnny manziel sitting on the sideline, trying to absorb the game plan in a new kind of way. sports with reena up next. >> reena. >> announcer: "world news now" continueafter this from our abc stations. continues after this from our abc stations. may have... certain...
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could never get rolling. patriots win easily on the road, 27-6. >> smack. >> in caseou missed it, the nbnba's top am suffering its first loss of the season over the weekend. the golden state warriors were finally toppled losing to the milwaukee bucks, 95-108. steph curry and the reigning champs brought back down to earth after 24 wins to start the season. it's a new record. they can rest before attempting their next streak taking on the phoenix suns. that's wednesday night. >> smash. >> in case you missed it, the most honored of honored of honors, college football was awarded over the weekend. it's going back to tuscaloosa. do you know tuscaloosa? we're talking about alabama running back derrick henry won the heisman. the heisman trophy saturday night here in new york. he was the favorite all along.
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action when bama takes on michigan state in the cotton bowl on new year's eve. by the way, i should say that fellow heisman winner johnny manziel show us he's not always such a cool cat. taking his frustration out on a tablet. don't do that. there's concussion issues. come on. that was his reaction after throwing an interception l late in the first half of yesterday's game. the browns still beat the niners 24-10. i do believe he's okay. >> he's okay. what about the tablet? it's like $200 to get those screens replaced. >> you know what? i think they're going to have to make him pay for that $200 screen. >> that was more. last week when we had sports with reena, just wanted for reena. i wanted more you talking about sport. with authority and with passion and with knowledge and that is what we got. >> critique on sports with reena. >> i like it. >> the fellow brit critiquing my nba and american football. >> i'm a spectator and you are on the field and you are
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country. and i'm here with jeannie martinez, who is the customer service manager. jeannie, on a typical day, you guys are already crazy with tons of mail and packages. what about the official busiest day of the mailing season which is today? is it like a hundred times crazier? >> today is officially the busiest mailing day of the year. we're looking to process about 612 million pieces of mail today. we're prepared for it. i mean -- >> you guys are working around the clock. some of these guys are pulling 16-hour shifts. it's crazy. >> yes, we are busy working but we are ready. no one's more ready for the holidays thahan the uned states postal service. >> talk to me what you're seeing in terms of the volume here. i know a lot of people mailing letters is really a once a year thing i guess for christmas. but you're saying packages are becoming more and more common,
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>> yes, typically now with e-commerce, we're able to process a lot more parcels. we work in conjunction with many other delivery companies. we do the last mile delivery. we get to those customers' homes where people can't. >> so ultimately, it boils down to guys on the ground, right? they're the ones sending out the -- getetting theackages and the letters in your mailbox, righght? what does that mean for their shifts now? are they working even more days? >> well, typically, december 14th is the busiest mailing day of the year. t the busiest delivery day of the year is next monday, the 21st. that's when all our carriers will be very busy with all the mail they're going to try to get to everyone's home in time for christmas. >> you heard it here first. it's definitely busy. it's only going to get busier. everybody, get your packages. get your lters out right now as soon as you can.
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online even and get those packages sent. >> she's filming that herself. >> she's pretty remarkable. stick with us. more news coming up. this is pretty fascinating. > like a selfie but live on television. >> you're right. live on
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>> you're right. this morning on "world news now," the stage is set for tomorrow night's republican debate. >> as the latest polls show a big setback for donald trump and a major political boost for ted cruz. how trump and his challengers are reacting. security questions. how did the woman accused in the deadly terror shootings in san bernardino get into the country afterr pting threatening messages on social media? homeland security. >> consumer alerert. they look like real online reretailers offering deep discounts but they're not. the warning to shoppers looking for deals.
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the alarming medical study about getting too much sleep and what it really means. you will want to stay awake for this on monday, december the 14th. >> announcer: from abc no. >> good morning, everyone. look who returned. >> hi. i didn't get sacked over the weekend. no one predicted this outcome. the polls did not lean in this direction. >> about you returning? >> but returning? >> i'm back. i'm here. not hang too much sleep, having had too little. that's what happens when you're british and get to new york and you're overexcited. you dot really go to bed. >> you were talking about the poll numbers for one of your favorite people of all times. >> yeah. nate silver of the website 538. he famously calls the outcome of elections correctly. i made a documentary with him last year about the uk election in which he didn't't predicthe
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got it wrong. i went to his flat on saturday night. >> apartment. >> apartment. i'm still learning. i went to his "apartment" on saturday night and we talked about trump and cruz and specifically trump's chances of winning the nomination for the republicans. what he said is interesting. admittedly i was a bit drunk but i'm going to indiscreetly relay to you the pririvate conrsation later. >> that's a tease. >> a good one. >> we call it a tease. we're going to talk about the race for the white house and particularly donald trump's numbers. everything he said, he's tried to justify so far by pointing to his great poll numbers. >> this morning not so much. the "des moines register"/bloomberg poll of iowa voters are showing ted cruz is surging ahead. now up 10 points. it's your voice, your vote. abc's mary bruce is covering the campaign. >> reporter: senator ted cruz is cruising, passssing dona trump
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texas senator, a 21-point gain sisince octor in one poll. so far cruz and trump have been friendly rivals, but trump is now taking aim. >> whehen you lo at the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like a -- you know, frankly, like a little bit of a maniac. he'll never get anything d done. that's the problem with ted. >> reporter: cruz responding, tweeting this clip from the movie "flashdance." saying, "in honor of my good friend donald trump a good-hearted maniacs everywhere." this after cruz questioned trump's ability to be commander-in-chief. >> it's a question of judgment. >> i would say i have far better judgment than ted, and i think i have a really great temperament. >> reporter: and trump has a new message for any gop party leader conspiring against him. >> i'm sorry i did this to you, but you've got to get used to it. it's one of thosose little oblems in li. >> reporter: trump maintains strong support in iowa even as he denounces thehe polling >> the "des moines register" is
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they are the worst. ben carson is falling. >> poll numbers go up and down. i wasn't -- i wasn't excited when they were up. i'm not excited when they were down. you know, this is a very fluid contest. >> reporter: and it looks like they may have a new candidate to contend with. >> i've madede a big dision, i'm entering the race for president of the united states of america. >> repororter: "sarday night live" bringing back will ferrell as president george w. bush. >> the field of republicans out there is so messed up, i figure it makes you miss me, doesn't it? >> reporter: cruz is rising just as republicans get to ready to face off in their fifth debate on tuesday wherere donaldrump will be center sge but for the first time, ted cruz will be standing right next to him. ry bruce, abc news, the white house. i love it when the comics trot out the old impressions. the cast for tuesday's big deba in las vegas has been shufed some. chris christie will be back on the main stage after taking part
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rand paul just squeaked by thanks to a new poll released just yesterday morning that helped him make the cut. center stage right in donald trump's face. it's a treat though, isn't it, to see the old geoeorge w. bh >> she's so good at it.t. will ferrell is just fantastic. >> jon stewart one. >> it'a bit like that. >> that's pretty good. so nate silver was saying so 538, the website that predicts the outcome of elections they had trump at 2% chance for a long time of getting the nomination. now it's either still only 5 or 10% chance not of being president -- of getting the actual nomination. there are i think fofour point where he could completely collapse. if they go to the convention, they're now taing about that being a brokered convention. all the mainstream republicans have denounced him after his
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election, he's not going to get it. there are several points where he can go badly before that. according to 538, while good a at is, the chances of donald trump being the republican nominee are very slim. interesting, huh? >> that's very big. >> that's what we talked about. >> at 2:00 in the rning. >> over little cocktail sausages and some wine. we do president to hear from president obama later today on isis he will make remarks after he visits the pentagon after an update from his national security council which includes top military and intelligence a spokesman said last week no major policy shiftfts are excted as a result of the meeting. after a three-day search, the fbi finished dragging a lake in san bernardino, drying a lake in san bernardino where syed farook and tashfeen malik may have dumped evidence on the day of their spoog -- their shooting spree as new evidence surfaces and details in
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abc's kayna whitworth has the details. >> the fact that one of the terrorists was able to get a visa to enter the country despite social media messages supporting violent jihad is prompt ing supporting jihad is ompting calls for a wider vetting press. >> i'm asking for a program that would check the social media sites of those admitted on visas to see if they are using words and talking about things like jihad, explosives, mass shootings. it's outrageous that this had isn't already done. >> reporter: meanwhile, one of the officer who's chased malik and her husband down is speaking out. sergeant andy capps pulling up behind them in their black suv after the mass shooting. his sirens on. >> but they haven't stopped and then the back window of their suv schwartz, and i see gunfire coming out of the back of it. >> reporter: the black suv pulse over. farook gets out and d starts firing. capps returns fire. >> i saw him shooting towards the deputyhat i know is across the street.
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reporter: the fbi concluded their search ia nearby lake. investigators not commenting if what they pulled out is related to the terror investigation. kayna whitworth, abc news, san bernardino. twitter is warning some their targets may have been targeted pie state-sponsored hackers. the company says it was a small group that were targeted and there was no indication that hackers succeeded in stealing sensitive data. google and facebook have also started issuing similar warnings about state-sponsored attacks. jury deliberations are expected to begin today in the first trial of a police officer in connection with the death of freddie gray. baltimore officer william porter is charged with negligence for failing to get gray medical help. he's also charged with assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. if convicted, porter faces up to 25 years in prison. the l.a. county sheriff's department is providing new details about a controversial
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authorities say the black man who was fatally shot by deputies kept holding a gun as he laid dying on the ground. that's why they continued firing 33 times in all at 28-year-old nicolas robertson. ththey readly told him to put down the weapon, but he refused. when he walkeded toward crowded gas station, that's when they fired. >> if he goes into that gas station, either takes hostages or shoots somebody, we're going to be having a different topic we're going to be talking about like why didn't the officers do something before he went in. >> robinson's family demanded justice. sheriff's officials a there's no evidence the f fired -- fired at deputies. his widow says when robertson drank, he acted more like a child. there were frightening moments aboard a southwest airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing in san antonio because of this. piece of the wing that reduces drag that appeared to be at an irregular angle. the passenger who snapped these photos described the flight as a
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passengers screaming in panic. plane landed safelely. passengers continued their trip on another plane. >> scary. well, a major medical scare at a hospital in san jose, california. 350 newborns, their mothers and hundreds of staff potentially ex-toesed to tuberculosis after a maternity ward nurse reported the disease. the hospital is recommending they be treated with antibiotics. fortunately the nurse showed no symptoms so the risk of exposure is slim. a new study out of australia suggests too much sleep could shorten your life span. >> no. >> right. i know what you mean. hang on. it does make some sense when you listen to the details. one of the study's authors suggest a person sleeping longer than nine hours that might be a sign of a more serious undiagnosed health problem or reported long sleep durations could indicate fragmented restless and poor quality sleep.
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well. >> not they're working so rd at their job and the night shift that they need extra zs? >> if you get nine hours sleep, it's good quality sleep, don't worry about that. i dream of sleep. just getting some. >> it's hard on the nightshift. barely a week goes by before we hear about near fatal collisions between a drone and a plane. here at home -- not just here but also around the world. >> in japan, they're fighting fire with fire technologically speaking using drones to catch drones. police department now has especially designed drones equipped with long hanging nets that can chase down rogue drones and scoop them up. >> oh. >> it's sort of spectacular, right? >> it is kind of scary. why don't they take this down under the sea. >> like a fly on a spider's web. >> life is better down where it's wetter. >> it's like robots fighting in the sky with the bigger one
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coming up in "the mix" -- >> should televise it. >> richard, researchers discovered about four-letter vocabularies. >> we'll talk about that later. also ahead, a consumer alerert. liday shoppepers loor bargains online. how one woman learned the hard way out unknown retailers. an angel showing up at layaway department stores paying for everything. the spirit of the holidays. >> you can find us on facebook. wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you are watching "world news now."nfans.com and twitter @abcwnn.
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experts warn it could have been worse. more money or even her identity. >> clicking that link puts you in danger and puts your family and friends in danger. >> reporter: all of that can happen with just one click. >> absolutely. >> reporter: so what should you be looking for? safe sites have an s with a lock in the url. fake sites often have typos and grammatical real online businesses have extensive privacy policies. facebook quickly investigated telling abc news it has blocked this website from placing future ads. as for mindy hayes, she's working on getting her money back. >> it's hard to know really who you can and can't bubuy from online. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, washinington. i had no idea. that's good to know. thank you, gloria. >> i worry aboutut that ki of thing all the time that you don't have companies legit necessarily but it looks it. >> i always order just from the stores that you know. i find that's the best way to go. >> or go in the stores. >> no, i'm usually in between commercial break.
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hour, hoverboard hazard. the popular christmas gift causing major safety concerns. the scooters bursting into flames andow some sellers pulling them from those online stores. first, anonymous angels buying gifts for strangers. the simple way some secret santas are paying it forward. you're watchining "w"worldews now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" ntinues after this from our abc stations. today, 1 out of every 4 american kids is hispanic. that means many of the future doctors
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>> reporter: as sure as stars on trees and ribbons on boxes, our anonymous angel zig-zagging across the map, stories popping up like this one in south dakota where at this toys "r" us someone asked to pay down a bunch of bills for families buying christmas gifts on layaway. gift to parents like ashley. >> it was pretty amazing. ve never had anything like that happen to me. >> reporter: one of a kind? hardly. bellingham, massachusetts, same thing, debbie goes if had to pay her bill and - >> i was stunned. >> reporter: go west again, and "the kansas city star" followed a man handing out $100 bills. >> that's for you, buddy. >> wow. you can cry. i cry all the time. >> reporter: a salvation army kettle in massachusetts. a diamond ring turns up there valued at $3500. another one in minneapolis gets a check for halff a million dollars. but as in epping, new hampshire,
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paff benefiting robin and whom to thank and that's on purpose, this is what you say. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas you say? >> john donvan, abc news, >> that's good enough. merry christmas. >> that there are good people in i like that a lot. i didn't know the idea of layaway. >> we were explaining that to you in the meetingng. you like that idea. >> better than piling on your >> we're learning g om each other. i was explaining the word civies to youas well. >> collect on instagram for that one. >> we're going to have more details of this conversation to come. >> if you've got a gift to send over a distance and don't have reindeer, then you'll likely need to use the mail. >> today is one of the busiest days for the postal serve. let's check in with our tina trinh who is live, live right now at a very busy location. tina, good morning.
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reena. i'm here at the morgan facility, one of the largest processing centers for u.s. mail in the united states. the busiest mailing day of the season. i'm going to show you what it's all about. going to go behind the scenes
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welcome back.. 's time for "the mix." these are our viral stories. the first story is about a study. this is doing the rounds from two u.s. psychologists. according to this study, people who swear have a bigger vocabulary than people who don't. so this is a great endorsement for swearing. > really? >> it appears that way. break it down logically. that is ing to be literally true because if you swear, by virtue of embarrassing, you need to have more words in your
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>> yeah? >> i follow. >> but you know they got people to swear as much as they could over 60 seconds. do you want to knonow the re big hitters? this was the singlgle most pular swear word. [ siren ] followed by [ horn ] and then [ fog horn ] that second one i said even though they put sound effects over it was the most illllegal swear word youou could s on television. [ siren ] instant dismissal. you want to know what it was? we're being very silly. >> what's very nice. that is a real study. reena. >> yes. i'm going to go on to a sweet topic. you know, starbucks has these cookies for christmastime. polar bears. they're discounted apparently, and people saying there might be a reason. they look like they've been wounded in the process. they've got little red scarves. we don't havave the vio but they have these little red scarfs. there you see.
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little red scarves that lolook like you can see like they're bleeding from the neck. >> these have been doing the rounds virally. people have been saying they're look l like theye bleeding from the neck. i would say only this -- we touched on this last week. polar bears whilst appearing in cuddly in shop toy form in the wild are really violent animals. there's an argumenthese cookies e more realistic. these are starbucks realism cookies. >> they just wanted it to be polar bear with a red scarf. >> it was definitely a mistake. i was trying to bail them out. >> we did ask the crew to go down to starbucks and they're sold out. clearly they're doing well. >> our third and final viral story on the mix" today. this is a cat that boxes. it took on, look at that, a sensational. >> boxing a tiger? >> that tiger is using the rope-a-dope technique and not responding. > that's an amazing punch from the cat.
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>> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> right hook, left jab. what? what and neck dote that cat has down at the pub. i took out a tiger last night. >> well, ronda rousey's cat or something. impressiveve.
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abc. making news in america this morning -- donald trump versus ted cruz. the republican front-runner focuses his fire on the senator from texas, who is making big gains in the polls. they'll battle it out in the next debate tomorrow night. we're live in washington with details. pickcking up t pieces after a series of tornadoes wreak havoc across texas. the massive mess that's been left behind. and where this weather system is headed next. a rough day for one driver at the dmv. she was kicking and screaming. so why was she so fed up?
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"star wars" movie is about to hit the big screen. the world premier just hours away. will the force be with the fans who ve been waiting for days? good monday morning, eveveryone. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm richard bacon. first up, the republblican presidential hopefuls lining up for tomorrow night's big debate in some unfamiliar spots. >> this morning, two new iowa polls sw ted cruz surging into the lead. so donald trump will still hold the center spot. cruz will be to his right. ben carson to his left. chris christie back in the main event. and rand paul just hanging on. there could be some fireworks. stephanie ramos has the story. good morning, steph. >> reporter: the horse race between the gop presidential candidates is heating up. th senator ted cruz on the fast track in iowa. running neck and neck with donald trump. it's a swift rise for the texas
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a 21-point gain since october in one pollll. cruz and trump up until now have played nice with each other. that all changed this weekend. in iowa, trump digging at cruz for opposing popular ethanol subsidies. >> if ted cruzuz is agait ethanol, how does he win in iowa? because that's very anti-iowa. >> reporter: then on sunday mornining shows. >> you look at the way he's dealt with the senate. where he goes in there like a -- frankly, a little bit of a maniac. he'll never get anything done. that's the problem with ted. >> rorter: cruz, in response, tweeting this video. saying in honor of my friend, real donald trump and good-hearted maniacs everywhere. in the end, trump still wants to work with cruz. saying he sees cruz playing a part in his administration. >> we would certainly y have things in mind for ted, to be honest with you. >> reporr: this back and forth kicking off after cruz could be heard on tape behind closed doors questioning trump and ben
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country. >> it's also question of judgment. >> reporter: as cruz rises, and trp verbally attacks, carson is falling. >> poll numbers go up and down. i wasn't excited when they were up. i'm not excited when they're down. >> reporter: how would the republicans do against hillary clinton in the general election? well, new w nbc/"walstreet journal" poll shows she would defeat ted cruz and donald trump but would lose to marco rubio or ben carson. reena? richard? back to you. >> stephanie ramos, thank you. and the democrats will debate this week, too. join david muir and martha raddatz for the new hampshire democratic debate. "your voice, your vote." next saturday, december 19th. 8:00, 7:00 central, right here on abc. >> all right. can't wait. parts of texas cleaning up this morning from a weekend of severe weather. >> at least three confirmed tornadoes touched down in east texas, damaging up to 50 homes in the town of lindale. wherthe mayor has declared a state of disaster.
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luke griffin's home. >> it just started back that way, toward the high school. and you can see out there in that lane where itt started. it just came right through here. it was just a white wall of stuff flying everywhere. >> i'm just ankful we were not home. i think the rd sent us away and -- he spared us. >> strong winds in lufkin, texas, threw 64 cargo train cars from their tracks on to the road below. despite all the damage, not a single injury reported this weekend. farther north and west, snow has finally arrived. across the cascade mountains. >> t latest storm system brought a solid blanket of snow for opening weekend at the summit there. by the time it's all over, the storm system could bring up to two feet of snow to the northwest. it will also usher in colder weather across much of the western u.s. the latest, east coast, meantime, temperatures as much as 30 degrees above normal this
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it was so warm in washington, d.c., the nation's capital's famed cherry blossoms bloomed three months early. the natitional par service says late blossoms will not affect the blossoms next spring. and here's a sight not often seen ten days before christmas here in new york. people picnicking in central park. >> i saw that with my own eyes yesterday. the spring-like weather will soon c come to aabrurupt halt. >> accuweather's paul williams joins us now with the latest. paul, morning. >> thanks, reena, richard. i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, here we go. it's monday all over. particularly in chicago, st. louis, little rock. over towards nashville. anywhere you see the green, look for blinding rain, scattered showers, big-time travel delays. mother nature will not just pick on the midwest. it's going to pick on the northeast as well. that front pushes through. it will bring with it more travel delays and in the midst of very warm air, it will be a spring-like shower with heavy downpours in the middle of december.
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richard? >> i do like paul's passion. we turn now to new details in the investigation o of the sa bernrnardino msacre. after a three-day search, the fbi has finished dragging a nearby lake. still no word if they have found the missing hard drive belonging to syed farook and tashfeen malik. and now there are new questions about why screeners, who let malik into the country, overlooked her social media accounts. on facebook, she discussed how she wanted to be part of a violent jihad. the fbi is investigating vandalism at two mosques in southern california. treating them as hate crimes. both were spray-painted and a hand grenade was left in the driveway of one of them on friday. a sque in palm springs was damaged in a fire that police say was intentionally set by a man who is now in custody.
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will soon takep positions in their local town councils. they were elected in the election where women were allowed to vote for the first time. the kingdom bars them from making decisions about marriage, travel, education. even from driving. many of them took uber to cast their first ballot ovethe weekend. and breaking overnight, new details in the october crash of the russian airliner that killed 24 people over egypt's sinai peninsula. authories said a bomb brought it down. this morning, the egyptians saying they have found so far no evidence of terrorism. that conclusion after a preliminary port on the crash. this is not the final word. the investigation continues. and now, today marks the third anniversary of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, which killed 20 children and 6 adults. and even though it's the first time the anniviversary h fallen on a school day, there are no events planned at the local schools.
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antonio. a piece of the wing that reduces drag appeared to be at an irregular angle. excuse me. the passenger who took the photos described the flight as a near-death experience. with other passengers screaming in panic. the plane landed safely. passengers continued their trip on another plane. >> glad they're okay. twitter sounding an alarm to some users that their accounts may have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. the company says a small group of accounts were targeted. there is no indication that the hackers succeeded in stealing sensitive data. google and facebook issued similar warnings about statsponsored attacks. warning. if you're planning a trip tohe post office today, expxpect to wait. the postal service says today will be the busiest day of the holiday season. based on last year's volume of 640 million cacards, letrs, and packages. and for the entire holiday
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billion items by new yeaear's eve. what have not been heating up exactly are interest rates. many economists say don't expect thato change much this weeeek. the fed reserve is expected to make an historic hike in the benchmark rate for the first time in nearly a decade. it's been hovering near zero since the 2008 financial crisis. but don't expect much. the fed is expected to just nudge the rate by a quarter of a percent. "the hunger games: mockingjay part 2" was tops at the box officeor the fourth straight weekend. though this is likely its last time there, with "star wars" expected to crush all competition when it opens next week. "mockingjay" has made more than $245 million so far. "in the heart of the sea" debuted in second place. followed by "the good dinosaur." when we come back, a dangerous situation at a hospital. hundreds of people, many of them newborns, being threatened by a deadly disease. and fatal police shooting caught on camera.
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railway cars. the truck driver did not, unfortunately, survive. now for a look at morning road conditions. slippery in the midwest and deep south. a rain snow mix possible in maine. a tough travel day for flyers, delaysossible in phoenix, chicago, atlanta, salt lake city, philadelphia, and new york. the l.a. sheriff's department on the defensive this morning after a deadly shooting. deputies firing 3bullets at the suspect. >> the department releasing a video that appears to show nick lal robertson holding a gun as he laid dying. officers say they repeatedly called for him to drop his weapon as he approached a crowded gas station. >> the video indicates the suspect was looking in the direction of the deputy sheriffs and had the weapon in his left hand as he was looking in tt direction.
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chir in a car within five feet of him at the time. >> his fily returned to the gas station yesterday demanding justice in the shooting. his wife says robertson became child looing when he drank. jury le dibdeliberations expected to start today in the death of freddie gray. william poert is charged with reckless endangerment, misconduct in office. if convicted of thehe's expecd to face up to 25 years in prison. hundreds of newborns and hospital staff pottially exposed to tuberculosis. all babies from that hospital be treat frd antibiotics for up to nine months.
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a new study show e too much sleep could shorten your life span. one of the study authors suggests that sleeping more than nine hours might be signs of a more serious health problem. or i could be thatestlessness or poor quality sleep might be the reason behind the increased mortality rates. just another afternoooont the dmv. the wan giving clerks hard time. they asked a trooper to remove her. >> she had another idea. kicking, cursing, refusing to leave. the trooper a arreste her smp got out of bail on $10 bond. she was charged with redissing arrest. the giants an dolphins wrap up week 14 tonighthtn "monday night football." >> highlights of yesterday's game fromur favorite people at espn.
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i'm j.a. the nba this week over the week end, lost the unbeaten team. the gogolden state warrior lost. but the nfl has its. >> panths up, 7-0. newton. ted ginn jr is really fast. ted catches it and just runs. that was a -- illegal contact penalty that e panthers declined. they didn't need it. carolina up, 14-0. later,r, newton to get again. ginn again. ginn again. his second td of the day. here we go. the rest of the team, they all do the same thin panthers win big, 38-0. sunday night cap. patriots and texans in houston. rob gronkowski comes back after a knee injury. four catches, 87 yards. new england up, 17-6. their defensive line was a
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they knocked brian hoyer out of the game. not before they sacked himim six times. a fumble lost there. patriots beat the texans, 27-6. first afc team to clinch playoff spot. >> for more, check out your live "sportscenter." first here. live. 9:00 a.m. eastern. up next, the big change if festive holiday music. >> and a huge night in hollywood tonight. the new "star wars" movie premiers before a star-studded audience. details, next.ills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body.
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ah, topping "the pulse" this morning, "star wars" frenzy
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the premier takes place in los angeles tonight. but where is still a secret. >> fans have been gathering outside three l.a.a. movie theaters for more than a week. when the film opens in the public on thursday, t show in all three. it's a good bet the premier will be at one of them. everyone can watch the festivities tonigight on st wars.com. beginning at 8:30 eastern. a new shift when it comes to holiday shopng. it has to do with what we're all hearing while doing all that buying. you yeah i don't want a lot for christmas >> catchy, isn't it, richard? >> mm-hmm. >> mariah carey's hit, all i want for christmas is you. it's been the most played
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>> that honor- ts time of year we're simply having a wonderful christmastime >> tha honor now goes to the shins, with their cover of sir paul mccartney's wonderful christmas time. it's the new most pyed song. carey's song at number two. >> we could have called it a tie. they're both good songs. postal carriers are extremely busy. they don't need to be harass. >> tell that to a group op gobble lers. every day, this mailman shows up to do his job, the wild turkeys are there to chase him down. he's forced to fend off the flock, as you can see there, with a pole. >> as miserable as they're king him, they're a hit on youtube.
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when used at the first sign. learn how abreva starts to work immediately at abreva.com don't tough it out, knock it out, fast. with abreva. checking our top stories, donald trumpeeping his spot at center stage for tomorrow night's presidential debate. ted cruz will be right next to him afterurging ahead in the most recent iowa polls. the president will make remarks about his anti-isis efforts today. he'll speak from the pentagon after meeting with his national security councicil. snow is finally falling in the cascade mountains. the storm system could bring up to two feet of snow to the northwest and usher in colder weather for the western u.s. much dryer on the west coast. finally, a dry day in seattle and portland.
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great lakes. rain from atlanta to raleigh. and finally, on this monday morning, still 11 days to go before christmas. plenty of kid outs there still preparing their lists. >> we know that lots o of members of the armed services won't be home for theholidays. some have already made it. that's when the fun starts. >> examples of some of the greatest gifts of allll now from abc's john donvan. >> reporter: look at that kid's smile. there's santa claus. on of her brothers. wait, who is that guy in the back? it's the time of year for the happy prnk, when dads, long deployed in the service, p p out of costumes in gym jazz. >> i missed you, daddy. >> reporter: or hide behind santa. >> there's no words for it. i'm just very anxious to see them. >> reporter: but now this. >> daddy! [ cheers and applause ]
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>> reporter: where 6-ar-old jordan took a moment to thank the man in red. with our face of happiness. here's what happened. rob stella, in the back row, had been gone a year in the navy and it took awhile for the kids to spot him on this day. but here's what you get. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and a reminder that happiness on the kids' face -- >> yes, i'm home for good. >> reporter: can also look like this. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> those make me want to cry. >> it's really emotional. another couple of veterans to tell you about. one of them is rocky. he's been awarded a purple heart after being injured b an ied in afghanistan. he's been treated in germany. >> his handler, andrew brown is being treated at walter reed military hospital. brown is hoping to be reunited with rocky, soon. he says his canine colleague is in high spirits, he hopes, just like he is.
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the folks out there as well. we're glad to see, we hope makiking a speyecovery. >> interesting and good stori to end with this mornining. that is what's making news making news in america this morning donald trump versus ted cruz. the republican front-runner focuses his fire on the senator from texas, who is making big gains in the polls. they'll battle it out in the next debate tomorrow night. we're live in washington with details. picking up the pieces after a series of tornoes wreak havoc across texas. the massive mess that's been left behind. and where this weather system is headed next. a rough day for one driver at the dmv. she was kicking and screaming. so why was she so fed up?
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