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now, around t thisameime back in 2008 there were some polls that showed barack obama with a double-digit lead in new hampshire. we all know that hillary clinton ended up winning that state. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. ben carson is mourning the deathh of a campaign volunteer, saying braden joplin was one of the brightest youngeople he had the privilege to meet. the 25-year-old joplin was killed in a car crash in western iowa. three others with joplin were injured when their car overturned on an icy road, then was hit bynother vehicle. driver fatigue is suspected as a cause of a deadly greyhound crash in northern california. passengers reported that the driver appeared to doze off moments before the accident. this is south of san jose. two women died when the bus overturned. the ntsb is now investigating this crash. weather experts are using every strong word they can to describe a snowstorm taking aim at much of the east later this week. one calling it a doozy. the storm is moving slowly.
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frigid temperatures. plenty of snow and gusting winds. road crews are all ready to work, trying to minimize dangerousconditions. you don't like the doozy line. >> i do. it's a technical term for a storm. it might not be cooperstown, but it is the baseball hall of fame. pete rose will be inducted into the cincinnati reds hall of fame this summer, and the team will also retire his number. just last month the baseball commissioner decided not to lift rose's lifetime ban from betting on baseball. the reds say that's onene reason they're making the announcement now and they have the commission's permission to do so. well, the carolina panthers may be hovering around another trip to the super bowl. but they won't be doing it on hoverboards. coach ron rivera has banned the motorizedd scoots from the team's facilities. >> yeah. they've been very popular with panthers players. rivera says someone tipped him to the rash of hoverboard fires and he saw the youtube videos. >> he banned it.
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so i kind of keep it in the hallway, away from everything. just because if decide to blow up o me. >> so he says he even caught some players drag-racing in the hallways with it. >> so they would go to and from practices on hoverboards? >> yeah.. >> i would be upset as a ach. you can walk. it's good exercise, folks. or jog. >> i think they exercise enough. >> you think so? >> two a-day exercises. >> i've never been to their practices so, i would not know. >> yes, it's true. >> every type of exercise is good. >> the hoverboard, it's core exercise. >> oh. maybe i should get a hoverboard. coming up, the growing staste with the academy. lack of diversity among the oscar nominees leading to even more hollywood heavy hitters calling for change and a boycott of the ceremony. and why this man right there is hugging jamie foxx, thankful for the actor taking action right outside his home. but first let's take a look at the forecast map, where it is cold.
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listened as a dj played "take it easy" and other eagles songs. >> it's a very sweet tribute. >> yeah. well, actor jamie foxx played superman monday night, pulling a car crash victim from his burning car. the accident happened right in front of foxx's gate at his estate north of los angeles. with the burning car laying on its side, the driver trapped inside, foxx broke the window, cut the seat belt, dragged him about 30 feet away. he's now downplaying his actions. >> i don't look at it as heroic. i just look at it like, you know, you just had to do something. you know. and it all just worked out, man. i mean, without going too far into it, it all worked out. >> and just hours ago on instagram, look at this. foxx sharing a touching photo of him hugging the driver's dad. he said, "no heroes. just h happy fatrs." oh, i love too hear this. it's such a great story that could have been so horrible, had a horrible outcome. >> they were both very teary-eyed afterward. >> yeah, it was very emotional you could tell.
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backlash against this year's academy awards gaining more traction. >> a number of actors of color are sounding off against the lack of diversity among this year's nominees. and now actor george clooney is addi his voice. here now is ab's linsey davis. >> reporter: george clooney now one of the hollywood heavyweights weighing in, telling "variety" magazine "i don't think it's a problem of who you're picking as much as it is how many options are available to minorities in film." >> the academy has a problem. >> reporter: actor david oyelowo blasted the academy. >> 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of cor. to be missed last year is one thing. for thato happen again this year is unforgivable. >> reporter: and now a growing number vowing to boycott this year's oscars, including jada pinkett smith. >> i will not be at the academy awards, and i won't be watching. >> reporter: spike lee. >> we need to have some serioious
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get some flavor up in this. >> reporter: and oscar-winning director michael moore, also a member of the academy, planning to be a no-show this year. the academy's president vowed to make big changes. >> what we all need to do now is actually take some action. >> reporter: the academy president knows there's a long road ahead with the academy at last check 93% white and just 2% black. linsey davis, abc news, new york. and with that te, tune in to "good morning america" later this morning to hear director spikee lee speak more on his boycott of the academy awards. okokay. when we come back, why zacfron isis apologizing on twitter. and guess which famous country singer just turned 70. here's a hint. she's been a platinum blond since the johnson administration. >> she's one of my favorites. >> yeah.
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you skinny so skinny time now for "the skinny." and topping the headlines this morning morning, an apology from zac efron. >> the actor post aid tweet on mlk day saying "i'm grateful for martin luther king and 10 million followersn instagram."
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raised fist and a pointing g gure emoji both in the black skin tonemoji that you have on your iphone. >> i had no idea there was one. >> oh, i do. >> after a social media backlash the very next day efron deleted the post and issued an apology saying, "i have nothing but the greatest admiration andespect for dr. king. i realized that last night's post was completely insensitive, and i apologize to anyone who i may have offended. so sry." all right. well, speaking of zac efron, here is his best asset. him shirtless. >> we're getting an eyeful of efron's pecs you see there in the first official trailer for "neighbors 2: sorority rising." the sequel to "neighbors." seth rogen and rose byrne's characters are having a second baby, and just when they think the neigorhood's calmed down a sorority moves in next door. >> it's a little hard to call the cops without a phone. >> give us that back! >> no.
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>> it's called a cord. >> "neighbors 2" hits theatersrs may 20th. when you get to see more of zac's six-pack abs. and seth rogen's as well as you can see there. >> and set to hit the small screen, a big fat dose of retro nostalgia. >> netflix has released a teaser of the first peewee herman movie since 1988. "peewee's big holiday" stars paul reubens himself meeting with a mysterious stranger who inspires peewee to take his first ever holiday. >> a traffic flight. just like i've seen in national geographic! >> can you believe that paul reubens is 63 years old? isn't that incredible? he still looks like the same on saturday morning cartoons fro the '80s. >> and he he does. >> "pe ouiewee's big holiday scheduled to debut on netflix in march of this year. he hasn't aged in three decades. >> and speaking of getting up
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cultural icon has crossed -- that's kind of mean. anyway. an americacan in has cssed over into her seventh decade. >> oh, my gosh. this is so hard to believe, but dolly parton turned 70 years old yesterday. the country music hall of famer has been performing professionally since 1956. but her singing career really, really took off in 1967 and then came one of her signature songs. oh, this is my favorite. fromom 1973. jolene jolene jolene, jolene please don't take him just because you can jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene >> andhere she is with her goddaughter miley cyrus. >> over the course of her career parton had 110 career charted singles, eight grammy awarksds 46 grammy nominations and sold
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as we've been reporting all morning, donald trump has been given a major boost in his bid for the white house. the endorsement of fmer alaska governor sarah palin. >> it comes as two high-profile daughters hit the campaign trail. here's abc's david wright. >> mr. trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry. >> publicly and profsionally, hillaryy clinton was the single wot secretary ostate in the history of this country. >> reporter: hilry clinton and donald trump apparently can't stand each other. but when it comes t to their dutiful daughters -- >> i have my daughter, ivanka, here. >> reporter: ivanka trump there
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>> i am so incredibly proud of my father. >> reporter: just as chelsea clinton was a few weeks ago. >> my mom is running to be president, and s she's goi to be president. >> reporter: they have more in common than you think. ivanka and chelsea's parents used to be friends. so they've known each other for years. as chelsea told "e.t." >> ivanka and i talk about everything. i'm so grateful she's my friend. i think she's a great woman. >> reporter: two 30-something women now earning their own place in the world. >> the responsibility sort of has to fall on you all now. >> repter: ivanka apprenticed on "the apprentice." now she's an executive vice president for therump organization. chelsea works for the clinton global initiative. both are pregnant, expecting before the election. both married to jewish businessmen. both have fathththers-in-lho went to prison. long before the campaign ivanka tweeted this quote from chelsea'sbook. "life is not about what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you #wisewords." chelsea told "vogue" ivanka
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ability to increase the joy of the room." while their paren may not be speaking anytime soon, ivanka and chelsea are reportedly planning a play date with their kids after the election. david wright, abc news, new york. >> all right. i can see why you'd wait until after the election. >> yeah, i think they'll be a little busy over the next eight or nine months. >> but it's good that they know -- that they are putting out there that they want to keep their relationship on track but they know they need to take a little breather. >> but many political experts are sayinghis is actually -- the fact that they're both pregnant will be a boon to both campaigns, trump and clinton's campaign. >> does that increase voters? >> at least two. >> in 18 years. well, don't miss our updates on facebook. wnnfans.com. >> annouer: this is abc's "world news now."
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decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." former vice presidential candidate and conservative favorite sarah palin offering her endorsement of donald trump for president. the former gernor of alaska spoke last night in io, where trump has been locked head to head with ted cruz in the primary. full details ahead. facing mounting criticism, the governor of michigan apologizing to the people of flint over the water crisis. rick snyder pledged millions more in state a and - state aid after the city's water was contaminated with lead. the coast guard has called off the search for 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii. the decision comes after an intense ve-day effort to find the marines who disappeared last week after a helicopter training accident. and actor jamie foxx turning into a real superhero when he rescued an accccident vtim from a burning r. foxx cut the man's seat belt and then dragged him about 30 feet
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those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, th is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with a potential game changer in the republican presidential race. sarah palin says s's throwing support behind donald trump. >> and palin made her announcement last night in iowa, slamming president obama, calling him the c capitulat in chief. trump says he's honored by her endorsement, adding "this is going to be fun." abc's tom llamas is there in iowa. >> i would like to bring up, if i might, governor sarah palin. >> reporter: sarah palin is back. >> are you ready to make america great again? [ cheers ] >> reporter: shaking up the republican race before the iowa caucuses. >> and are you ready to stump for trum s&p are you ready for a commander in chief who will let
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kick isis's [ bleep ]? [ cheers ] not a politici. can i get a hallelujah? doggone right we're angry. justifiably so. >> reporter: the two former reality show stars have been close for years. palin sitting down for new york pizza with trump in 2011 as she pondered her own run for the white house. >> how about a trump-palin ticket? >> that sounds exciting. >> reporter: trump recently appearing on palin's talk show where she sang his praises. >> and this is a movement. the trumpeters. trumpservativess is what they're called. everything about donald ump's campaign, it's avant garde. you're crushingg itn the polls. >> reporter: her endorsementnt now coming at a pivotal point for trump as senator ted cruz and others attack his "new york values." >> mr. trump, both rush limbaugh and senator ted cruz are warning voters you may not be a real conservative. what do you say to that? >> well, i am a real conservative. and rush has been terrific to me. >> reporter: now trump is counting on palin to rally
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key evangelical voters. trump'sig win a big blow to cruz. when he ran for senate, palinin was one of his biggest supporters. >> you know what? she can pick winners. let me tell youou something. i would not be in the u.s. senate today if it were not for governor sarah palin. >> reporter: in new hampshire cruz trying not to sound disappointed. >> regardless of what sarah decides to do in 2016, i will always remain a big, big fan of sarah palin. >> reporter: but his bad day was about to get worse. another surprise announcement. iowa's republican governor, terry branstad, declaring he wants cruz to lose the c caucuses. tom llamas,bc news, ames, iowa. also a big game changer on the democratic side. new poll numbers in new hampshire rocking the race there. this morning showing a widening lead for bernie sanders. he's now in front by a whopping 27 points over hillary clinton. his biggest lead so far in that state. with clinton also losing some ground in iowa.
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she could lose both of those races. but she adds she's prepared for the long haul. and clinton is also dismissing aa finding that some e-mail on her home server were even more sensitive than top secret. and inspector general for the intelligence community made the discovery and notified lawmakers. clinton's campaign says this finding doesn't change the fact that the e-mails were not classified at the time they were sent or receiv. well the supreme court will take a look at how president obama is changing immigtion policy. at issue is whether the president exceeded his power by issuing executive ders. his plan would shield more than 4 million undocumented aliens from deportation. the legal cllenge was brought by texas and 25 other states with republican governors. a decision is expected in june. after some time to adjust to life outside iranian prisons, the americans released are starting to speak out about their captivity. wshtd "washington post" reporter jason
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says he is still in good spirits. amir hekmati in the meantime met with reporters and says his training as a marine helped him get through the 4 1/2 years. >> i didn't want to let my marines, fellow marines down. so i tried my best to, you know, keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. >> hekmati says that he feels lucky and humbled by the support he received, especially that from his fellow marines, and now he's looking forward to getting home and seeing his family yet again. one american who was not released by iran is former fbi agent robert levinson, and the white house says he may no longer be in iran. nonow, that country has said it will search for levinson and the white house says it will hold iran to that promise. levinson disappeared from an iranian resort nearly nine years ago while on an unauthorized cia mission. we've got some break news that's coming in right now, and it is from pakistan, where a
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now at a university there. at least 15 people have been killed as police and the attackers exchange gunfire. witntnesses say they've heard several explosions. the university is locatated about 20 miles from the cit of peshawar, where a similar attack in 2014 left more than 100 people dead. well, there are questions now about why it took security forces in burk inina faso so long to respond to the scene of a recent terror attack. new video shows two of the muslim extremists standing next burning cars more than an hour after the assault began. the government acknowledges it was more than four hours before police tried to enter the hotel and the cafe. isis has acknowledged the death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. a eulogizing profile of the british militant has appeared in an isis magazine. u.s. officia said last year that they belied he was killed in a u.s. drone strike in syria.
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driver fatigue is being eyed as a possible cause of that deadly bubus cra. a passenger on the greyhound bus that crashed in san jose killing two people says the driver seemed to be nodding off before the crash. abc's david kerley for us. >> reporter: the overnight trip with that drowsy driver ended with the greyhound bus on its side in san jose. >> sounds like we're going to have multiple patients including a few 1010-5-5s. >> reporter: that's the radio term for fatalities. two women dead, ejected from th bus. alex ellis was one of the 20 on board who said it sounded like a lightning strike. >> it was seesawing on the median. >> reporter: crews raced to the scene, providing blankets on the cold rny morning. everyone on the bus was hurt, five taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. on average there are 35 deadly bus crashes a year-w more than 53 deaths associated with those accidents. and fatig is one of the biggest worries for safety investigators. >> the basic problem here is that most commercial
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humans are not. >> reporter: the ntsb is sending a full ten-memb team to try and determine why a fatigued driver was at the wheel of that greyhound bus. vid kerley, abc news, washington. >> well, the sheriff says searchers have not given up hopee finding a missing 2-year-old alive. even thought's been six days since he disappeared. hundreds of volunteers have been braving the brutal cold in rural tennessee. some 85 miles east of memphis. but it was too cold last night. professionals did take over. the sheriff also says the family is not under suspicion despite what you may read on social media according to them. now, that same blast of cold is moving east, picking up enough steam for what's being called a major snowstorm to hit later this week. tens of millions of americans could be walloped by a foot of snow or more along with frigid temperatures and gusting winds. forecasters say saturday will be likely the worst day. mid-atlantic not looking good there, is it?
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don't wait till thursday or friday. >> and your booze. well, it's not unusual for one minnesotan to pitch in and help a neighbor shovel the slow, unless the shoveller is 101 years old. richard mann, he knew that his neighbor in st. paul was traveling, so he took a shovel next door. >> that's really nice. another neighbor post the video on facebook. where it has gone viral. nearly 2 million views. mann says he can use the exercise and he knows his limitations. the irony is that the neighbors usually take care of richard mann's sidewalk. >> aw. you would have just handed him a bottle. >> i'll give you a dime. thanks, man, appreciate it. take on autism by going back to the diagnosis that changed history. as more and more families are affected by autism. but first, the bizarre and disturbing case of a teen accused of taunting herer boyfriend, encouraging him to commit suicide. the text messages prosecutors are pointing to. but at first a look at our
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ew developments on the so-called affluenza teen being held in mexico. lawyers for ethan couch saying he will no longer fight extradition to texas. couch and h mother were arrested across the border last month. they fled to mexico as prosecutors looked into a possible probation violation stemming from the drunk driving accident that killeddour people. no word on how long it'll be before couch is back in texas. we're going to turn now to another teenager facing sererious legal troubles for the part that she's alleged to have played in
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>> the18-year-old is accused of taunting her boyfriendo commi suicide. prosecutors say that she pressured him to do it via text message and was even talking with him on the phone when he he ended his life. here's abc's linzie yooeie janis. >> reporter: massachusetts teenager michelle carter is one step closer to standing trial for allegedly convincing her 18-yeaold boyfriend, conrad roy, to commit suicide. prosecutors arguing carter, now 18, encouraged him in dozens of text messages. >> she goes back, "when are you going to do it? stop ignoring the question." question mark, question mark, question mark, question mark. "you can't keep pushing it off." >> reporter: roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning in july 2014 after locking himself inside his truck in this kmart parking lot. at the time prosecutors say he was on the phone with carter for 47 minutes, at one point telling her he was getting out of the truck because he feared it wasn't working. >> he was scared. she told him to get back in the
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>> reporter: and justtays before, in another text message, carter writing, "don't be scared. you're finally to be happy in heaven." >> it's inconceivable. i just don't understand how someone could do that. to encourage someone they claim to love. >> reporter: according to court documents, roy had attempted suicide and had been hospitalized before he had even met carter. and in one text message two weeks before his suicide he expressed his desire to take his own life, writing, "i can't get better. already made my decision." the defense now trying for a second time to have the involuntary manslaughter charge dropped. >> he has in ct brainwashed her to the point wherehe's now accepting his idea of this is my ly option. >> reporr: in a statement to abc news the defense says, "michelle's communications were by no means threatening" and is that "roy made his own conscious
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adding, "this is a tragedy, not a crime." linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> incredible. she'll be in court next month. could face up to 20 years in prison if she's convicted. >> it's such a horrible story. i've read all of the text messages exchanged between the twof them. and for many to s that s she was not an enabler is very, very difficult after you read those messages. it was just so sad because she kept going at him to do it. >> what would motivate someone to do that? 's pretty remarkable. well, coming up, the first ever diagnosed case of autism. >> it was a diagnosis that changed one pers's life. and the course of medical history and the mother who
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from despair to hope mirrors the history of autism itself. >> all right. how are you doing today? >> reporter: finding donald was the culmination of 15 years of reportg for "nightline" correspondent john donvan and producer karen zucker. >> this little boy is named jake. >> reporter: amonghe first journalists to cover autism on network tevision, they began in 2001 with jake, this little boy undergoing what was then a relatively uncommon therapy called applied behavior analysis, or a.b.a. they explored the private thoughts of a young man with autism looking for love. >> do you like her? >> i said i lov her. >> oh, you love her. >> but there's a problem. >> she don't l love m back. >> she doesn't love you back. >> reporter: armed with their scripts, the duo have turned their first drafts of autism history into a comprehensive book. "in a different key:y: the story of autism." >> yourook is really a
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>> "in a different key" is the story of all these unsung heroes who took their love and mobilized, literally. and any parent can relate to that. >> reporter: what are the fututure chapters in the history of -- >> adults. we have not looked at adults. >> as a society we have not -- but more or less we've said when kidsds wee giv them all these opportunities to have great adulthoods, then they turn 21 and all of that sort of goes down the drain in a lot of cases because people need continuing help but where are they? they're living at home with their parents often. and for those 40 years after school the person with autism has really not gone anywhere, not done anything. >> did you have a goal, john, going into ththe book? >> caren as a member of the community, at that time when we started out, you had a little boy. now you have a man. i choke upver this. it's been a big --
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with the lights out yes, it's dangerous here we are now entertain us i feel stupid i'm just doing the math. if you were a teenager when you were smelling like tee spirit back in '91 you're probably in your 40s about now. is that right? >> i wonder where ituts me. because i thought it was about the deodorant commercial. >> nirvana's teen spirit, a song for many generations to come. and for others that exuberance is a bit more sincere. >> ten years ago "high school musical" captured the hearts and minds of the nation's youth. abc's chris connelly caug up with the gang a decade later. together, together together everyone >> my heart is just bursting at the seams. it's just -- it's so crazy that it was ten years ago. >> reporter: it's true. 2006 saw "high school musical"
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and rocketing to the head of the class. here and now it's time for celebration its songs, dance numbers, and beloved characters creating a tweentastic phenomenon and turning its stars into overnight sensations. >> it was such a whirlwind. it felt like weere kind of swept up into this vacuum. at one point it literally felt like weere the beatles. >> reporter: this past weekend the cast, minus zac efron -- >> this is only ten years. let' have a billion more. i love you guys. >> reporter: -- reuniting to sharfond memories for a disney channel tenth anniversary show on wednesday. >> what does it feel like to revisit a lot of where it all began for you? >> it's amazing. for me i kind of embrace the i want it all of shar-pei. and i'm doing it all. got a clothing line, a makeup line coming out. producing. the movie coming out in may. it's been insane. >> it taught me that what you doo is potentially going to impact people. >> just to come back into this ro and to see everyone again
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all part of this together, we made this incredible magic happen together. >> reporter: as they continue to work on projects from broadway and tv to the big screen, these actors refeflecting on what made "high school musical" special. >> "high school musical" came out at the perfect time. we were found by fans seeking us out. >> we have tons of other friends, but they don't understand what we've been a part of. and it's's like th connectn between all of us. >> if someone comes into your life what do they have to know about this experience too derstand you? >> that they all come with me. >> it's a package deal. >> it's a package deal. we're all in this together >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> do u remember watching it at all? >> i was abroad at that time period. so i missed that. but i will tell you even abroad in the middle east people loved
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>> this morni on "world news now" -- backing up trump. >> sarah palin going after the republican establishment, who she says is attacking their own front-runner. her major endorsement of donald trump coming at a crucial time in the primary race. and how ted cruz is responding. and for the democrats bernie sanders searches in the polls, taking a huge lead over hillary clinton. in the primary battleground of new hampshire. why clinton's camp isn't worried about that big number slide. the biggest phone scam in irs history. victims receiving phone calls from scammers posing as agents with threats related to their taxes. what the government is doing to stop it, and what you need to know about it. and say cheese. this morning we're celebrating america's favorite comfort food ingredient, cheese. we'll follow kendis into one of new york's best spots to make mozzarella. >> mozzarella! >> okay.
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say cheese lovers day. >> why are you talking like that? >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news n now." we're really excited about the cheese thing. good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> good morning. i'm kendis gibson. we would smother ourselves with cheese in f. it was socially acceptable. in some places it probably is. >> speak for yourself. i just saw you pull out the cheese from your backpack that we're supposed to eat later. i'm a little bit concerned about this. >> should be. are you supposed to refrigerate it? >> yes, you are supposed to refrigerate it, especially f fresh mozzarella. >> because i've had it in the bag since yesterday. >> oh, boy. >> see what sort of impact it has. >> speaking of impact. >> yes. let's talk about this. a lot of people are saying this might be a game chger. talking about politics. in the heated republican race in iowa donald trump getting that key endorsement from sarah palin less than two weeks befefore the caucuses. >> making her announcement last night in iowa, palin chastised the republican establishment for "attacking their own front-runner."
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today on the campaign trail. here's abc's lana zac. >> reporter: the tea party favorite sarah palin has weighed in with her endorsement for the gop nomination. >> are you rdy to make america great again? >> reporter: giving it to donald trump. >> are you ready to stump for trump? are you rdy for a commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis's [ bleep ]? >> i'm an politician. can i get a hallelujah? doggone right we're angry. justifiably so. reporter: the two former reality tv stars hav long admired each other. in 2011 palin shared a pizza with trump as she pondered running for the presidency. >> how abo a trump-palin ticket? >> that sounds exciting. >> reporter: palin's endorsement could be critical as ted cruz and trump run neck and neck in the polls in iowa. the two men locked in a battle of backhanded compliments. >> listen, i likike donald >> reporter: the insults simmering just below the surface. >> last couple of days he's b been
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throwing some insults my way. i don't intend to respond in kind. >> ted is worried about his temperament. and people are talking about his temperament. i haven't talked about his temperament. but he's got to be careful because his tememperamentas been questioned a lot. >> reporter: lana zak, abc news, washington. >> palin's annncement comes one day after her oldest son was arrested in alaska. police picked up track palin on moay night after his girlfriend said he punched her in the face and kicked her in the knees. she also said that she was afraid that he would shoot himself with a rifle. track palin is charged with assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated. as for the democratic candidates, they're also making some newshis morning. with the latest poll numbers from new hampshire. they indicate that bernie sanders is crushing hillary clinton by 27 points. that's his biggest lead so far in that stat and with hillary clinton also losing ground in iowa, she issued an admission saying "there's a real possibility we could lose those contests."
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a long race, pointing out that in008 she campaigned until june. well, the governor of michigan is apologizing for the water crisis in flint. ririck snyder devoted much of his state of the state a address t the disaster. he blamed government failure for the lead contamination, which left water in flint undrinkable. the warter supply was switched in 2014 to save money. snyder resolved to fix the problem. >> i'm sorry most of all that i let you down. you deserve better. you deserve accountability. you deserve to know that the buck stops here with me. >> the governor has brushed aside grong calls for his resignation. protesters gathered at the state capital in lansi to demand that he step down. and some sad news for the families of those marines who have been missing off the coast of hawaii. the coast guard called off the search for the survivors. the decision comes after an intense five-day effort to find the 12 marines who disappeared last week. they were on board two
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a nighttime training mission off oahu. they range in age from 21 to 41 and came from nine different states. well, two of the americans released by iran are now speaking publicly. one says that he and others are still in a state of disbelief that they're finally free. with moreere's abc's brian ross. > reporte finally, something to laugh about for "washington post"eporter jason zaian. in the first video of him as a free man released he is shown chuckling with his wife over a joke that poked fun a his irann captors, proclaiming he was a spy. it wasas also agreat day for another of the freed americans. 32-year-old amir hekmati. eager to tell the world iran did not break him. >> i feel alive for the first time. it's like being born again. and i just really feel proud to be an american. >> reporter: hekmati said he and the three other released americans so mistrustedhe
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until their swiss a force plane cleared iranian air space after a delay of some 12 hours. >> so the champagne bottles were popped. >> reporter: hekmati was held for more than four years at iran's notorious evan prison where his family says he was tortured. >> my name is amir hekmati. >> rorter: and forced to make this false confession video, after which he was sentenced to death for being a cia spy. a former marine, hekmati said it was his regard for his fellow marines that kept him going, especially after some of them orgazed an online hunger strike to support him. >> i didn't want to let my fellow marines down. so i tried my best to, you know, keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me some of which were very inhumane and unjust. semper fi to all the marines out there. >> semper fi. and now thehere's new development in the fate of the american left behind in iran. former fbi agent robert levinson, who was not part of the swap deal with iran.
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believes that levinson may not be in iran and they thought that all along. the levinson family says it was surprised to hear that news. brian ross, abc news, new york. turning our focus to the home front, two pregnant women in illinois have been found to be infected with the zika virus. health officials say the expectant mothers had recently visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc recently issued a warning about the virus, which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread through mosquito bites and found in certain caribbean and latin american countries. well, if you run into problems with your new heah care insurance plan, you're not alone. thsands of customers around the country don't yet have their i.d. cards or they have billing errors.. many people shot for new plans forr 2016. others were forced to sign up elsewhere after their insurance companies ended coverage. every january brings some problemsms. t experts say this year it is much worse. and speaking of every
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list of the most popular and worst passwords. it's actually amazing how some people just don't get it. tops on the list, 123456. the second -- that's not a typo. it is "password." >> and for those sites that require eight characters, number 3 is 12345678. the fourth are the letters under your left hand. i never thought of this. qwerty. >> qwerty, yeah. >> and you might as well just post your personal data on a hacker's website. they're saying don't do it, folks. >> i used the password one. but i'll use numbers at least. so passored and then 12345. >> they say changing it up, like an asterisk or dollar sign or whatever else. >> i itt makes is to difficult. >> then you forget it. >> exactly i've tried the spacece barthing. >> i didn't know you could do the zblsh yeah. you can do the space bar thing.
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frightening moments for a very brave mom in florida. watch as two would-be carjackers run toward an suv at a gas station. the first driver locks her door. then tries to steal that red car but the driver yanks them out. her two kids are in the bac seat. the two men and a woman were arrested a short time later. police found three guns in their possession. this could have end so much worse. but a mama's instinct kicking in. they obviously say never to do this. but if your kids are in the back seat. and she didn't even know they had guns at the time probably. so wow. incredible. >> incredible video there. meantime, there are aggressive attempts to hijack your cash, and it's happening to americans across the country. right inside theirwn homes. >> it's a scam with crooks calling peoplee on thehone demanding they pay back taxes, threatening them even if they don't pay up immediately. abc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: listen to this call.
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your attorney to give us a cal back. >> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent tetelling y to pay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff and you put you behind the bars. >> reporter: the gernment launching a new campaign warning you to be high alert for scammers as tax season begins. melissa a degan says she was conned or more thanan $15,000. >> i was just like what can i do to fix this? there's no wayay i can b arrested. >> reporter: 5,000 victims long more than $26 million. the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator received a call. >> at the end i had the joy of telling them their day is coming. you called the wrong guy. > reporte how do you know the call is fake? >> it's not the irs if -- >> if somebody tells you if you don't pay money immediately that you're going to be arrested. >> reporter: the real irs never threatens, and if they need to reach you they always send a letter first. and these scammers are changing
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but what hasn't changed, these threatening calls. if you receive one, report it. bubut first, just hang up. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> it's amazing how they get some of your personal information to make you believe this is really legit. >> i've gotten a lot of these mails actually since i've been here at abc going to my home in d.c. >> wow. >> i'll look and think it's official and calll the irs and realize okay, no. so it's -- you definitely have to be on the lookout. >> it's kind of scary. coming up in our next half hour, the grong backlash against the ochkz. jada pinkett smith and spike lee are boycotting this year's acemy awards over the lack of diversity amo the nominees. well, now actor george clooney is weighing in. but first, making your own chcheese. it's national cheese lovers day. anand kendis got a lesson in making his own fresh mozzarella. our insomniac kitchen straight ahead.
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chse, glorious cheese tastes mighty inviting cheese, glorious cheese it's too tantalizing >> whether you like it saucy -- >> going old school today. >> rememberr that? >> it's from the national dairy board. it turns 29 today. and real, what is there not to like about cheese? sweet, creamy, saltiness. protein. >> absolutely. well, today is national cheese lovers day. and we will celebrate. and in honor of this sacred food holiday i decided to try my hahand at making my own fresh mozzarella. but i did have a little bit of help. who am i kidding? a lot of help. ininside ournsomniac kitchen. >> reporter: if there is anywhere to celebrate internrnationalheese lovers day, it is here, murray's. they've been in the business since the 1940s.
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biggest challenge. teaching me how to make mozzarella. all right. here to help us celebrate is dan, who's the education maero re at murray's. what are we going to do? >> these are pasta falata cheeseseaning pulled curd. we're going tyke some unaged mozzarella curd, heat it up, stretch it, roll it intoo a ball and turn it into the delicious fresh mozzarella we all know and love. let's take a look at the curd, this cube on your plate here. pick it up, take a look. go ahead and give it a taste, break off a little piece. >> it doesn't taste like anything. >> it's kind of boring. you know what's missing in. >> salt. >> salt. absolutely. this is water straight out of the tap as hot as that tap can go. we want to bring the curd up to room temperature so when we add the really hot water it doesn't have to work so hard to heat up. >> it just feels like we're playing with our food. are we making mozzarella soupup?
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what you'r're doing right now. >> my second batch. >> second batchch here. just take your container and dump your water out. leave the in the bowl. now we're going to break up the mozzarella curd so increase the surface area agagain so wh you add the really hot water it doesn't have to work too hard to meltlt. eak them up. >> all of this is going to come back together? >> absolutely. >> what's the weirdest like form that somebody has made? >> i have a feeling you're going to make the weirdest form we've ever seen. i'm going to add some salt. one, two -- >> that seems like a lot. is that a pinch? >> yeah, looks pretty good. that's a big old pinch. toss the salt in there to coat. this water's sitting at 170 degrees. it's hot. >> okay. >> so what we do is work the curd toward the center of the bowl. >> doif to use my fingers? >> there's pretty much no other way to get handmaidde mozzarella withou using your hands. >> we're going to add more hot water?
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it's getting gd andmelty. fold it over a couple of t times so it gets this nice and smooth texture there. we're going to put it back in the water. get it right in the middle and take a big old pin out of the center. let it stretch. you can gently guide it with your other hand. we're making a ribbon. soon as the ribbon's long enough just let it fall back into the bowl. go ahead and rip off what you've got, rip off the rest and work with the ribbon we've got so far. you're going to roll it up. now we're going to make an okay sign with our right hand. keep your thumb and forefinger together. push the curd thrououghour hand. tuck more of your mozzarella curd. what we're going to do is take your other hand and sit right on top and rip what's in your hand out. tuck it in under the bottom of the bowl. cool wer's going to help solid up that shape there. and that's it.
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>> all righty. let's do this. >> doesn't get any fresher than this. >> yeah, it's actually really good. proves that i can make something. not very well but something. >> happy cheese day. >> yeah, you too. >> so voila. this is mine. this is the finished product that i made. >> i thought we had -- wow. >> no, no. >> that's your actual ball. >> this is my actualozzarella ball. here, you've got it. >> wow. >> want to dig in? >> thanks for displaying that for us. >> it was tougher -- don't mind me while i cut the cheese. itit's really not that tough of a process to make mozzarella.. it's really just salt and fat at the end of the day. >> yeah. >> and we have some now. >> you enjoy that. >> did i mention i'm lactose intolerant?
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i've got toay t thatheese was really good. >> it was really good. it was a quick bathroom break there. but now time for -- time for "the mix." and we're talking about things that are -- it is so cold right now in minnesota. it's so cold in nnesota. how cold is it? >> h cold is it? >> thank you. it's so cold in minnesota that these pants are just frozen in their tracks. >> how did they get them up like that in. >> actually,, there's a guy who -- he thought it would be funny. >> yeah. >> he got -- soaked them in water. molded them. and put them o outside different parts of his town to putut a prank on his neighbors. ? that's >> that's p pretty funny. >> yeah. it's kind of cool. he did them in all parts of town. and he did it in 30 minutes. that answers a question of how cold it is in minnesota. >> very interesting.
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very, very interesting. now, apparently there's a guy in england who was very upset with the noisese tha popcorn makes in movie theaters. he wants to ban -- he's got a petition out to ban people from eating popcorn and -- [ popcorn crunching ] that's a prop? i didn't know that. oh, my god, i just ate styrofoam. what happened to the popcorn i bought for the segment? >> it's back there with marcus. >> oh, my god. this didn't go as pland, folks. oh, my god. i just ate styrofoam. can you explain the story? >> this stuff is three days -- three years old. okay. so tre's a y. he hates the noise of popcorn. >> i think i just had some like cancerous -- >> yeah, you did. >> -- paint.
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petition to get people to stop making noises in movie theaters when they -- when they eat their popcorn. i didn't know that you were going to dig intoit. >> well, it looked good. i enjoy popcorn. i was trying to make the point it doesn't make a lot of noise. oh, my gosh. i just a ate styrofoam. on national television. >> good deal. all right. so youll know we healthy the noise of popcorn. look at this kid. trying to get a kid's tooth out is a tough thing. this is in seattle. some fans here. they used a football that is connected to his teeth. and this solved that problem. take a look. nice.
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>> yeah, it did this morning on "world news now" -- state of emergency. the michigan governor apologizing last night for the mishandling of the water crisis in flint. this as president obama meets with the city's mayor to see what can be done to help the children exposed to lead. sarah palin coming out last night with guns blazing. plenty of targets for the tea party favorite. and nobody off limits as she endorses donald trump for the presidency. her colorful comments just ahead. and new this half hour, the hollywood star's heroic acons. >> jamie foxx pulling a victim of a car crash from the burning wrecge and now speaking out about the incident happening right in front of his home. and anher hollywood star called out for being tone deaf. zac efron's racially insensitive post on martin luther king day. what he said that led to a
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that's later in "the skinny" on this wednesday january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin withh breakg news from northwestern pakistan where a terror attack is unfoldg at a universityty. now, we're told that many people have been killed and more casualties are expected as police and army troops exchange gunfire with thee attackers. witnesses say they've heard several explosions. two gunmen among those killed as others continued firing. the victims include sdents and professors. >> fog and lowowisibility have been hampering military and police efforts to regain control on the campus. but we're told it is now being searched door to door. >> now, wee should point out the university is located about 20 miles from peshawar, where a similar attack by the taliban in 2014 left more than 100 people dead. we're going to continue to monitor this breaking situation in pakistan.
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governor of michigan speaking about the water crisis in flint. >> rick snyder haseen strongly criticized for his response to this disaster. there have been calls for his arrest but he's n now apologized and pledged another $28 million to fix the problem. 's been an ongoing crisis for several months. and we get the very latest right now from abc's elizabeth hur. >> i i'm sorryosof all that i let you down. you deserve better. >> reporter: michigan governor rick snyder responding to critics and vowing to take action. >> i'm increasing the support from the mission -- michigan national guard startrting tomoow to ensure that every home we need to visit in flint gets visited as soon as possible. >> reporter:r: nationaguard troops are now on the ground passing out water and filters. but for some the damage has been done. >> our people need financial aid. we need it now. >> reporter: lawyers representing families from flint, michigan confirm they have now filed three class action lawsuits seeking damages
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could not use. this announcement comes as angry residents continue to rally, some even demanding the governor be arrested. the state isow under investigation after the city of flint changed its water source from lake huron to the flint river to save money. that change exposing residents to toxic levels of lead. but officials allegedly waiting five months to warn the public. >> we're paying for this water. and this water is poison. >> reporter: president obama, who earlier declared a state of emergency, on tuesday appointed an official to lead the federal response and met with the flint mayor in d.c. even though the water source has been switched back, we're told the pipe system is so badly damaged the water is still not safe to drink. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. well, donald trump is celebrating a major endorsement this morning saying he's honored that conservative favorite sarah
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palin made her announcement last night in iowa, where trump has bebeen lockein a dead heat with ted cruz. her speech was classic palin, marked by slams at the obama administration andnd the republican establishment. >> a are you rdy to stump for trump? i'm here to support the xt president of the united states, donald trump! >> because a weak-kneed capitulator in chief has decided that america will lead from behind. and he who would negotiate deals kind of with the skills of a community organizer maybe organizing a neighborhood tea, we're paying for. some of their squirmishes that have been going on for centuries where they're fighting each otheher and yeing allah akbar calling jihad on each other's heads forever and ever. like i've said before, let them duke it out and let allah sort it out. this election is more than just your basic abcs, anybody but clinton.
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go-around. how about the rest of us? right-winging bitter-clinging proud clingers of our guns, our honor, our religions and our constitution. tell us that we're not right enough? yeah, coming from the establishment. right. >> you know, i thought it was interesting, she was asked if she -- what department she would like to be head of if trump wins and she said energy because oil and gas are her strong suits. and then she said she would dismantle the program. >> i think what's her stro suit is that outfit. i'm just going to be superficial here. what do we think? is that likike fm the marilyn n coo line of clothing? what do you think of -- >> somebody tweeted out it's from a concert of earth, wind and fire in the 1970s. >> it kind of does. it's pretty cool. by the way, this i is how th "daily news" of new york on its cover for this morning regarded the endorsement. "i'm with stupid." >> it says what, "hate minds think alike. palin endorses trump." >> it can at least be
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all right. in the democratic race in the meantime new poll numbers show bernie sanders trouncing hillary clinton by 27 points. and with her lead in iowa also shrinking a little bit, clinton is upping her verbal attacks against sanders. abc's cecilia vega has details. >> reporter: losing grnd in iowa and new hampshire, hillary clinton now issuing this admission. there's a real possibility we could lose those contests. her desperate e-mail plea to donors a stark contrast to this. a massive crowd for bernie sanders. in iowa the vermont senator gloating. >> today the inevitable candidate does not look quite so inevitable as she did 8 1/2 months ago. >> reporter: that new poll especially damaging to clinton in a state where she has been on the offeive, dispatching her most powowerful suogates from bill -- >> you need to talk to everybody in new hampshire and bring it home for her again.
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dismantle obamacare. >> reporr: but clinton has said she's prepared for the long fight ahead, saying she's done it before. >> i want to win. but i have a very long view about this. look, i campaigned until june last time, as we all remember. >> reporter: and the clinton campaign calling these polls meaningless. now, around this same time back in 2008 there were some polls that showed barack obama with a double-digit lead in new hampshire. we all know that hillary clinton ended up winning that state. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. driver fatigue is suspected as the cause of a deadly greyhound crash in northern california. passengers reported that the driver appeared to doze off moments before the accident. this is south of san jose. two women died when the bus ovoverturned the ntsb is now investigating this crash. weather experts are using ever strong word they can to descbe a swstorm taking aim at much of theast later this week. one calling it a doozy. the storm is moving slowly
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plenty of snow and gusting winds. road crews are all ready to work, trying to minimize dangerous conditions. you didn't like the doozy line, huh? >> i do. it's a technical term for a storm. it might not be cooperstown, but it is a baseball hall of fame. pete rose will be inducted into the cincinnati reds hall of fame this summer, and the team will also retire his number. just last month the baseball commissioner decided not to lift rose's lifetime ban from betting on baseball. the reds say that's one reason they're making the announcement now and they have the commissioner's permission to do so. well, the carolina panthers may be hovering around another trip to the super bowl. but they won't be doing it on hoverboards. coach ron rivera has banned the motorized scooters from the team's facilies. >> yeah. they've been very popular with panthers players. rivera says someone tipped him to the rash of hoverboard fires and he saw the youtube videos. >> he banned it. so i'm kind of scared to keep it
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hallway, away from everything. just because if it decide to blow up on me. >> so he says he even caught some players drag-racing i in the hallways with it. >> so they would go to and from practices on hoverboards? >> yeah. >> i would be upset as a coach. you can walk. it's good exercise, folks. or jog. >> i think they exercise enough. >> you think so? >> two-a-day exercises. >> i've never been to their practices, so i would not know. >> yes, it's true. >>very type of exercise is good. >> the hoverboard, it's core exercise. >> o oh. maybe i should get a hoverboard. coming up, the growing distaste with the academy. lackf diversity among the oscar nomine leading teven more hollywood heavy hitters calling for change and a boycott of the ceremony. and why this man righthere is hugging jamie foxx, thankful for the actor taking action right outside his home. but first let's take a look at the forecast map, where it is cold.
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listened as a dj played "take it easy" and other eagles songs. >> it's a very sweet tribute. >> yeah. well, actor jamie foxx played superman monday night, pulling a car crash victim from his buing car. the accidedent happed right in front of foxx's gate at his estate north of los angeles.s. with the burning car laying on its side, the driver trapped inside, fo broke the window, cut the seat belt, dragged him about 30 feet away. hehe's now dnplaying his actions. >> i don't look at it as heroic. i just look at it like, you know, you just had to do something. you know. and it all just worked out, man. i mean, without going too far into it, it all worked out. >> and just hours ago on instagram,m, look athis. foxx sharing a touching photo of him hugging the driver's dad. he said, "no heroes. just happy fathers." oh, i love to hear this. it's such a great story that could have been so horrible, had a horrible outcome. >> they were both very teary-eyed afterward. >> yeah, it was very emotional you could tell. elsewhere in los angeles a backla against this year's
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traction. >> a number of actors of color are sounding off against the lack of diversity among this year's nominees. and now actor george clooney is adding his voice. here now is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: george clooney now one of the hollywood heavyweights weighing in, tellin"variety" magazine "i don't think it's a problem of whyou're picking as much as it is how many options are available to minorities in film." >> the academy has a problem. >> reporter: actor david oyelowo blasted the academy. >> for 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color. to be missed last year is one thing. for that to haen again this year is unforgivable. >> reporter: and now a grong number vowing to boycott this year's oscars, including jada pinkett smith. >> i will not be at the academy awards, and i won't be watching. >> reporter: spike lee. >> we need to have some serious
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>> reporter: and oscar-winning director michael moore, also a member of the academy, planning to be a no-show this year. the academy's president vowed to make big changes. >> what we all need to do now is actually take some action. >> reporter: the academy esident knowthere's a long road ahead with the academy at last check 93% white and just 2% black. linsey davis, abc news, new york. > and with that note, tune in togood morning america" later this morning to hehear direcr spike lee speak more on his boycott of the academy awards. okay. when we come back, why zac efron is alogizing on twitter. and guess which famous country singer just turned 70. here's a hint. she's been a platinum blond since the johnson administration. >> she's one of my favorites. >> yeah.
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skinny so skinny time now for "the skinny." and topping the headlines this morning, an apology from zac efron. >> so the actor posted a tweet on ml day saying "i'm grateful
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million follows on instagram." but he also followed it with a raised fist and a pointing figure emoji both in the black skin tone emoji that you have on your iphone. >> i had no idea there was one. >> oh, i do. >> after a socl media backlash the very next day efron deleted the post and issued an apology saying, "i have nothing but the greatest admiration and respect r dr. king. i realized that last night's post was completely insensitive, and i apologize to anyone who i may ve offended. so sorry." >> all right. well, speaking of zac efron, here is his best asset. him shirtless. >> we're getting an eyeful of efron's pecs you see there in the first official trailer for "neighbors 2: sorority rising." in the sequel to "neighbors" seth rogen and rose byrne's characters are having a second baby, and just when they think the neighborhood's calmed down a sorority moves in right next door. >> it's a little hard to call the cops without a phone. >> give us that back! >> no. >> ooh.
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>> it's called a cord. >> it's an old people phone. >> "neighbors 2" hits theaters on may 20th. when you get to see e more of zac's six-pack abs. and seth rogen's as well as you can see there. >> and set to hit the small screena big fat dose of retro nostalgia. >> netflix has released a teaser of the first peewee herman movie since 1988. "peewee's big holiday" stars paul reubens himself meeting with a mysterious stranger who inspires peewee to take his fit ever holiday. >> a traffic light. just like i've seen in national geographic! >> can you believe that paul reubens is 63 years old? isn't that incredible? he still looks like the same on saturday morning cartoons from the '80s. >> and he does. >> "peewee's big holiday" scheduled to debut on netflix in march of this year. that's incredible. he hasn't aged in three decades. >> and spepeaking ofetting up
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cultural icon has crossed -- that's kind of mean. anyway. an american icon has crossed over into her seventh decade. >> oh, my gosh. this is so hard to believe, but dolly parton turned 70 years old yesterday. the country music hall of famer has been performing professionally since 1956. but her singing career really, really took off in 1967 and then came one of her signature songs. oh, this is my favorite. from 1973. jolene jolene jolen jolene please don't take him just because you can jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene >> and there she is with her goddaughter miley cyrus. >> over the course of her career parton had 110 career charted singles, eight grammy awards, 46 grammy nominations andnd sold mo than 100 million records worldwide. try to beat that, kids.
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as we've been reporting all morning, donald trump has been given a major boost in his bid for the white house. the endorsement of former alaska governor sarah palin. >> it comes as two high-profile daughters hit the cacampaign trail. here's abc's david wright. >> mr. tmp has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry. >> publicly and professionally, llary clinton was ththe single worst secretary of state in the history of this country. >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump apparently can't stand each other. but when it comes to their dutiful daughters -- >> i have my daughter, ivanka, here. >> reporter: ivanka trump there in new h hampshire
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>> r reporter:ust as chelsea clinton was a few weeks ago. >> my mom is running to be president, and she's going to be president. >> reporter: they have more in common than you think. ivanka and chelsea's parents used to be friends. so they've known each other for r years. as chelsea told "e.t." >> ivanka and i talk about everything. i'm so grateful she's my friend. i think she's a great woman. >> reporter: two 30-something place in the world. >> the responsibility sort of has to fall on youou all now >> reporter: ivanka apprenticed on "the apprentice." now she's an executive vice president for the trump p organization. chelsea works for the clinton global initiative. both are pregnant, expecting before the election. both married to jewish businessmen. both have fathers-in-law who went to prison. long before the campaign ivanka tweeted this quote from chelsea's book -- "life is not about wt happens to you but what you do with wh happens to you #wisewords." chelsea told "vogue" ivanka "reminds me of my dad and his
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the room." while their parents may not be speaking anytime soon, ivanka and chelsea are reportedly planning a play date with their kids after the election. david wright, abc news, new york. >> all right. i can see why you'd wait until after the election. >> yeah, i think they'll be a little busy over the next eight or nine months. >> but i it's goodhat they know -- that they are putting out there that they want to keep their relationship on track but they know they need to take a little breather. >> but many political experts are saying this is actually -- the fact that they're both pregnant will be a boon to both campaigns, trurump and cnton's campaign. >> does that increase voters? >> at least two. in 18 years. >> in 18 years. well, don't miss our updates on facebook. wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now."
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decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." former vice presidential candidate and conservative favorite sarah palin offering her endorsement of donald trump for president. the former governor of alaska spoke last night in iowa, where trump has been locked head to head with ted cruz in the primary. full details ahead. facing mounting criticism, the governor of michiganan apologizing to the people of flint over the water crisis. rick snyder pledged millions more in state and -- state aid after the city's water was contamininated witlead. the coast guard has called off the search for 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii. the decision comes after an intense five-day effort to find the marines who disappeared last week after a helicopter training accident. and actor jamie foxx turning into a real superhero when he rescued an accident victim from a burning car. foxx cut the man's seat belt and then dragged h him about0 feet away from the vehicle.
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stories on this wednesday, january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this i is "worldews now." good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with a potential gamehanger in the republican presisidential ce. sarah palin says she's throwing support behind donald trump. >> and palin made her announcement last night in iowa, slamming president obama, calling him the capitulator in chief. trump says he's honored by her endorsement, adding "this is going to be fun." abc's tom llamas is there in iowa. >> i would like to bring up, if i might, governor sarah palin. >> reporter: sarah palin is back. >> are you ready to make america great again? [ cheers ] >> reporter: shaking up the republican race before the iowa caucuses. >> and are you ready to stump for trump? are you ready for a commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis's [ bleep ]? [ cheers ]
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can i get a hallelujah doggone right we're angry. justifiably so. >> reporter: the two former reality show stars have been close for years. palin sitting down for new york pizza with trump in 202011 as sh ponderered her o run foror the white house. >> how about a trump-palin ticket? >> that sounds exciting. >> reporter: trump recently appearing on palin's talk show, where she sang his praises. >> and this is a movement. the trumpeters trumpservatives s these arwhat these folks are called. everything about donald trump's campaign, it's avant garde. he's crushing it in the polls. >> reporter: her endorsement now coming at a pivotal point for trump as senator ted cz and others attack his "new york values." >> mr. trump, both rush limbaugh and senator ted cruz are warning vors you may not be a real conservative. what do you say to that? >> wel i am a real conservative. and rush has been terrific to me. >> reporter: now trump is counti on palin to rally
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key evangelical voters. trump's big win a big blow to cruz. when he ran for senate, palin was one of his biggest supporters. >> you know what? she can pick winners. let me tell you something. i would not be in the u.s. senate today if it were not for governor sarah palin. >> reporter: in new hampshire cruz trying not to sound disappointed. regardless of what sarah decides to do in 2016, i will always remain a big, big fan of sarah palin. >> reporter: but his bad day was about to get worse. another surpse announcement. iowa's republican governor, terry branstad, declaring he wants cruz to lose the caucuses. tom llamas, abc news, ames, iowa. also a big game changer on the democratic side. new poll numbers in new hampshire rocking the race the. this morning showing a widening lead for bernie sanders. he's now in front by a whopping 27 points over hillary clinton. his biggest lead so far in that state. with clinton also losing some ground in iowa. she acknowledges it's possible she could lose both of those races.
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the long haul. and clinton is also dismissing a finding that some e-mails on her home server were even more sensitive than top secret. and inspector general for the intelligence community made the diovery and notified lawmakerers. clinton's campaign says this finding doesn't change the fact that the e-mails were not classified at the time they were sent or received. well, the supreme court will take a look at how president obama is changing immigration policy. at issue is whether the president exceeded his power by issuing executive orders. his plan would shield more than 4 million undocumented aliens from deportation.. thlegal challenge was brout by texas and 25 other states with republican governors. a dedecision iexpected in june. after some time to adjust to life outside iranian prisons, the americans released are starting to speak out about their captivity. "washington post" reporter jon rezaian isn't yet ready to speak publicly but his congressman
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spirits. amir hekmati in the meantime met with reporters and says his training as a marine helped him get through the 4 1/2 years. >> i didn't want to let my marines, fellow marines down. so i tried my best to, you know, keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. >> hekmati says that he feels lucky and humbled by the support he receive especially that from his fellow marines, and now he's looking forward to getting home and seeing his family yet again. one american who was not released by iran is former fbibi agent robert levinson, and the white house says he may no longer be in iran. now, that country has said it will search for levinson and the white house says it will hold iran to that promise. levinson disappeared from an iranian resort nearly nine years ago while on an unauthorized cia mission. we've got some breaking news that's coming in r right nowand it is from pakistan, where a terror attack is unfolding right nonow at a uversity there.
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killed as police and the attackers exchange gunfire. witnesses say they've heard several explosions. the university is located about 20 miles from the city of peshawawar, whera similar attack in 2014 left more than 100 people dead. well, there are questions now about why it took security forces in burkina faso so long to respond to the scene of a recent terror attack. new video shows two of the muslim extremists stding next to burning cars more than an hourur after t assault began. the government acknowledges it was more than four hours before police tried to enter the hotel and the cafe. isis has acknowledged the death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. a eulogizing profile of the british militant has appeared in an isis magazine. u.s. officials said last year that they believed he was killed in a u.s. drone strike in syria.
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drer fatigue is being eyed as a possible cause of that deadly bus crash. a passenger on the greyhound bus that crashed in san jose killing two people says the driver seemed to be nodding off before the crash. abc's david kerley for us. >> reporter: the overnight trip with that drowsy driver ended with the greyhound bus on its siden san jose. >> sounds like we're going to have multiple patients including a few 10-5-5s. >> reporter: that's the radio term for fatalities. two women dead, ejected from the bus. alex ellis was one of the 20 on board who said it sounded like a lightning strike. >> it was seesawing on the median. >> reporter: crews raced to the scene, providing blankets on the cold rainy morning. everyone on the bus was hurt, five taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. onon averagehere are 35 deadly bus crashes a year, with more than 53 deaths associated with those accidedents. and fatigue is one of the biggest worries for safety investigators. >> the basic problem here is that most commercial
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humans are not. >> reporter: the ntsb is sending a full ten-member team to try and determine why a fatigued driver was at the wheel of that greyhound bus. david kerley, abc news, washington. well, the sherifsays searchers have not given up hope on finding a missing 2-year-old alive. even though it's been six days since he disappeared. hundredsf volunteers have been braving the brutalold in rural tennessee. someme 85 mileeast of memphis. but it was too cold last night. professionals did take over. the sheriff also says the family is not under suspicion despite what you may read on social media according to them. now, that same blast of cold is moving east, picking up enough steam for what's being called a major snowstorm to hit later this week. tens of millions o of americs could be walloped by a foot of snow or more along with frigid temperatures and gusting winds. forecasters say saturday will be likely the worst day. mid-atlantic not looking good there, is it? >> stock up on groceries now.
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and your booze. well, it's not unusual for one minnesotan to pitch in and help a neighbor shovel the snow, unless the shoveler is 101 years old. richard nn, he knew that his neighbor in st. paul was traveling, so o he took shovel next door. >> that's really nice. another neighbor post the video onacebook. where it has gone viral. nearly 2 million views. mann says he can use the exercise and he knows his limitations. the irony is that the neighbors usually take care of richard mann's sidewalk. >> aw. you u would ha just handed him a bottle. >> i'll give you a dime. thanks, man, appreciate it. well, coming up,aking on autism by going back to the diagnosis that changed history as more and more families are affected by autism. but first, the bizarre and disturbing case of a teen accused of taunting her boyfriend, encouraging him to commit suicide. the text messages prosecutors are pointing to. but at first a look at our forecast map.
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new developments on the so-called affluenza a teen bei held in mexico. lawyers for ethan couch saying he will no longer fight extradition to texas. couch and his mother were arrested across the border last month. they fled to mico as prosecutors looked into a possible probation violation stemming from the drunk iving accident that killed four people. no word on how long it'll be before couch is back in texas. we're going to turn now to another teenager facing serious legal troubles for the part that she's alleged to have played in the death of her boyfriendnd. >> the 18-year-old is accused of taunting her boyfriend to commit
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prosecutors say that she pressured him to do it via text message and was s even talng with him on the phone when he ended his life. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: massachusetts teenager michelle carter is one step closer to standing trial for allegedly convincing her 18-year-old boyfriend, conrad roy, to commit suicide. prosecutors arguing carter, now 18, encouraged him in dozens of text messages. >> she goes back, "when are you going to do it? stop ignorg the question," question mark, question mark, question mark, question mark. "you can't keep pushing it off." >> reporter: roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning in july 2014 after locking himself inside h his uck in this kmart parking lot. at the time prosecutors say he was on the phone with carter for 47 minutes, at one point telling her he was getting out of the truck because he feared it
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she told him to get back in the r. >> reporter: and just days before, in another text message, carter writing, "don't be scared. you're finally to be happy in heaven." >> it's inconceivable. i just don't understand how someone could do that. to encouragege someonehey claim to love. reporter: according to court documents, roy had attempted suicide and had been hospitalized before he had even met carter. and in one text message two weeks before his suicide he expressed his desire to take his own life, wring, "i can't get better. i already made my decision." the dedefense notrying for a second time to have the involuntary manslaughter charge dropped. >> he has in fact brainwashed her to t point where she's now acceptg his idea of this is my only option. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news the defense says, "michelle's communications were by no means threreatening"nd is that "roy made h his own cscious decision to take his own life."
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linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> incredible. she'll be in court next month. could face up to 20 years in prison if she's convicted. >> it's such a horrible story. i've read all of the text messages exchanged betwe the two of them. and for many to say that she was not an enabler is very, very difficult after you read those messages. it was just so sad because she kept going at him to do it. >> what would motivate someone to do that? it's pretty remarkable. well, coming up, the first ever diagnosed case of autism. >> it was a diagnosis that changed one person's life. and the course of medical history and the mother who started it all.
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history of autism itself. >> all right. hey, t.w. how are you doing today? > reporte finding donald was the lmination of 15 years of reporting for "nightline" correspondent john donvan and producer caren zucker. [ screaming ] >> this little boy is named jake >> reporter: among the first urnalists to cover autism on network television, they began in 2001 with jake, this little boy undergoing what was then a relatively uncommon therapy called applied behavior analysis, or a.b.a. they explored the private thoughts of a young man with autism looking for love. >> do you like her? >> i said i love her. >> oh, you love her. >> but there's a problem. >> she don't love me back. she doesn't love you back. >> reporter: armed with their scripts, the duo have turned their first drafts of autism history into a comprehensive book. "in a different key: the story of autism."
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chronicle of a labor of love. >> "in a different key" is the story of all these unsung heroes who took their love and mobilized, literally. and any parent can relate to that. >> reporter: whahat are thfuture chapters in the history of -- >> adults. we have not looked at adults. >> as a society we have more or less, not perfectly but more or less said when these are kids give them all the opportunities to have great adulhoods. then they turn 21 and all of that sort of goes down the drain in a lot of cases because people need continuing help but where are they? they're living at home with their parents often. and for those 40 years after school the person with autism has really not gone anywhere, not done anything. >> did you have a goal, john, going into the book? >> caren as a member of the community, at that time when we started out, you had a little boy. now you have a man. i choke up over this. it's been a big --
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>>er kid. i ow that caren's always said what she wants is when her kid, now a man, is out there in the world that she won't be the only one who o has his ck. that it'll be everybody -- excuse me. and she wants this book to get people who read it to be willing to be those people, to be there for her kid. so i hopwe did it. >> for "nightline" i'm juju chang in new york. >> see why we love john donvan. i think he's one of the most illiant writers and journalists and you see his heart i think. $60,000 is how much it costs a family with a child with autism roughly. >> that's absolutely amazing. autism, by the way, now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. it's definitely something that will be with us for a while. >> thanks to caren and john for bringing this to our attention. really powerful.
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with the lights out yes, it's dangerous here we are now entertain us i feel stupid i'm just doing the math. if you were a teenager when you were smelling like teen spirit back in '91 you're probably in your 40s about now. is that right? yeah. >> i wonder where it puts me. because i thought it was about the deodorant commercial. >> nirvana's teen spirit, a song for many generations to come. and for others that exuberance is a bit more sincere. >> ten years ago "high school musical" captud the hearts and minds of the nation's youth. abc's chris connelly caught up with the gang a decade later. togher, togethe together everyone >> my heart is just bursting at the seams. it's just -- it's so crazy that it w was t yrs ago. >> reporter: it's true. 2006 saw "high school musical" debuting on the disney channel
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class. here and now it's time for celebration its songs, dance numbers, and beloved characters creating a tweentastic phenomenon and turning its stars into overnight sensations. >> it was such a whirlwind. it felt like we were kind of swept up into this vacuum. at one point it literally felt like we were the beatles. >> reporter: this past weekend the cast, minus zac efron -- >> this is only ten years. let's have a billion more. i love you guys. >> reporter: -- reuniting to share fond memories for a disney channel tenth anniversary show on wednesday. >> what does it feel like to revisit a lot of where it all began for you? >> it's amazing. for i kind of embrace the i want it all of shar-pei. and i'm doing it all. got a clothing line, a makeup line comg out. producing. the movie coming out in may. it's been insane. >> it taught me that what you do is potentially going to impact people. >> just to come back into this room and to see everyone again and to go oh, my gosh, we we
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made this incredible magic happen together. >> reporter: as they continue to work on projects from brdway and tv to the big screen, these actors reflecting on what made "high school musical" special. >> "high school musical" came out at the perfect time. we were found by fans seeking us out. >> we have tons of other friends, but they don't understand what we've been a part of. and it's like this connection between all of us. >> if somebody comes into your life, what do they have to know about this experience to understand you? >> that they all come with me. >> it's a package deal. >> it's a package deal. we're all in this together >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> do you remember watching it at all? >> ias abroad at that time period. so i msed that. but i will tell you even abroad in the middle east people loved
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this morning on "world news now" -- backing up trump. >> s sarah pal goi after the republican establishment, who she says is attacking their own front-runner. her major endorsement of donald trump coming at a crucial time in the pmary race. and how ted cruz is responding. and for the democrats bernie sanders surges in the polls, taking a huge lead over hillary clclinton in the primary battleground of new hampshire. why clinton's camp isn't worried about that big number slid the biggest phone scam in irs history. victims receiving phone calls from scammers posing as agents with threats related to their taxes. what the government is doing to stop it, and what you need to know about it. and say cheese. this morningng we're cebrating america'favorite comfort food ingrgredient, eese. we'll follow kendis into one of new york's best spots to make mozzarella. >> mozzarella! >> okay. on this wednesday, january 20th. say cheese lovers day. >> why are you talking like that?
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is "world news now." we're really excited about the cheese t thing. good morning, everyone. i'm reenninan. >> good morning. i'm kendis gibson. we would smother ourselves with cheese. if it were socially acceptable in some places it probably is. >> speak for yourself. i just saw you pull out the cheese from your backpack that we're supposed to eat later. i'm a little bit concerned about this. >> should be. are you supposed to refrigerate it? >> yes, you are supposed to refrigere it, especially fresh mozzarella. >> because i've had it in the bag since yesterday. >> oh, boy. >> see what sort of impact it has. >> speaking of impact. >> yes. let's talk about this. a lot of people are saying this might be aame changer. talking about politics. in the heated republan race in iowa, d donald trp gettiting that key endorsemt from sarah palin less than two eks before the caucuses. >> making her announcement last night in iowa, palin chastised the republican establishment for "attacking their own
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today on the campaign trail. here's abc's lana zak. >> reporter: the tea party favorite sarah palin has weighed in with her endorsement for the gop nomination. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> reporter: giving it to donald trump. >> are you ready to stump for trump? are you ready for a commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and kick isis' [ bleep ]? >> i'm a politician. can i get a hallelujah? doggone right we're angry. justififiably so >> reporter: the two former reality tv stars have long admired each other. in 2011 palin shared a pizza with trump as she pondered running for the presidency. >> how about a trump-palin ticket? >> that sounds exciting. >> reporter: palin's endorsement could be critical as ted cruz and trump run neck and neck in the polls in iowa. the two men locked in a battle of backhandecompliments. >> listen, i like donald. >> reporter: the insults simmering jujust belowhe surface.
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getting rattled, he's been throwing some insults my way. i don't intend to respond in kind. >> ted is worried about his temperament. and people are talking about his temperament. i haven't talked about his temperament. but he's got to be careful because his temperament has been questioned a lot. >> reporter: lana zak, abc news, washinington. >> palin's announcement comes one day after her oldest son was arrested in alaska. police picked up trick palin on moay night after hisis rlfriend said he punched her in the face and kicked her in the knees. she also said that she was afraid that he would shoot himself with a rifle. track palin is charged with assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated. as for the democrati candidates, they're also making some news this morning with the latest poll numbersrs om new hampshire. they i indicate at bernie sanders is crushing hillary clinton by 27 points. that's his biggest lead so far in that state. and with hillary clinton also losing ground in iowa, she issued an admission saying "there's a real possibility we could lose those contests."
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a long race, pointing out that in 2008 she campaigned until june. well, the governor of -- police and military exchanged gunfire attackers. witnesses have heard several explosions at the university named after the founder of a liberal anti-taliban party. nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. the university is about 20 miles from pashwar where a similar attack in 2014 left more than 150 dead, most of them children. fog and visibility have hampered events to regain control. we'll have much more updates throughout the morning as the details warrant. sad news for the families of those marines who have been missing off the coast of hawa. the coast guard called off the search for the survivors. the decision comes after an intense five-day effort t to find the 12 marines who disappeared last week. they were board two
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a nighttime training mison off oahu. they range in age from21 to 41 and came from nine different states. well, two of the americans released by iran are now speaking publicly. one says that he and others are still in a state of disbelief that they're finally free. with more here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: finally, something to laugh about for "washington post" reporter jason rezaian. in the first video of him as a free man released, he is shown chuckling with his wife over a joke that poked fun at his iranian captors, proclaiming he was a spy. it was also a great day for another of the freed americans. 32-year-old amir hekmati. eager to tell the world iran did not break him. >> i feel alive for the first time. it's like being born again. and i just really feel proud to be an american. >> reporter: hekmati said he and
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americans so mistrusted the iranians that they did not relax until their swiss air force plane cleaeared irann air space after a delay of se 12 hou. >> so the champagne bottles werere popped. >> reporter: hekmati was held for more than four years at iran's notorious evan prison where his family says he was tortured. >> mname is amir hekmati. >> reporter: and forced to make this false confession video, after which he was sentenced to death for being a cia spy. a former marine, hekmati said it was his regard for his fellow marines that kept him going, especially after some of them organized an online hunger strike to support him. >> i didn't wa to let my fellow marines down. so i tried my best to, you know, keep my headad up and thstand all the prsures that we put upon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. semper fi to all the marines out there. >> semper fi. and now there's a new development in the fate of the american left behind in iran. former fbi agent robert levinson, who was not part of the swap deal with iran.
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believes that lenson may not be in iran and they thought that all along. the levinson family says it was surprised to hear that news. brian ross, abc news, new york. turning our focus to the home front, two pregnant women in illinois have been found to be infected with the zika virus. health officials say the expectant mothers had recently visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc recently issued a warning about the virus, which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread thrhrough mosito bites and found in certain caribbean and latin american countries. well, if you run into problems with your new health care insurance plan, you're not alone. thousands of customers around the country don't yet have their i.d. cards or they have billing errors. many people shot for new plans for 2016. others were forced to sisign up elsewhere after their insurance companies ended coverage. every january brings some problems. but experts say this year it is much worse. and speaking of every
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list othe most popular and worst passwords. it's actually amazing how some people just don't get it. tops on the list, 123456. the second -- that's not a typo. it is "password." >> and for those sites that require eight characters, number 3 is 12345678. the fourth are the letters under your left hand. i never thought of this. qwerty. >> qwerty, yeah. >> and you might as well just post your personal data on a hacker's website. they're saying don't do it, folks. >> i used the password one. but i'll use numbers at least. so p password d then 12345. >> they say changing it up, like an asterisk or dollar sign or whatever else. >> it makes is to difficult. >> then you forget it. >> exactly. i've tried the space bar thing. >> i didn't know there was a space bar thing. >> yeah. you can do the space bar thing. coming up later in "the
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making art with frozen pants. but first a mom fights off three would-be carjackers tossing them out of her vehicle at a gas station. the whole ordeal caught on camera. and later we'll go deep inside the insomniac kitchen. along for my mozzarella mission to make the tastiest cheese i could possibly do on this national cheese lovers day. remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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frightening moments for a very brave mom in florida. watch as two would-be carjackers run toward an suv at a gas statioion. e first driver locks her door. then tries to steal that red car but the driver yanks them out. her two kids are in the back seat. the two men and a woman were arrested a short time later. police found three guns in their possession. this could have ended so much worse. but a mama's instinct kicking in. they obviously say never to do this. but if your kids are in the back seat. and she didn't even know they had guns at the time probably. so wow. incredible. >> incredible video there. meantime, there are aggressive attempts to hijack your cash, and it's happening to americans across the country. right inside their own homes. >> it's a scam with crooks calling people on the phone demanding they p back taxes, thatening them even if they don't pay up immediately. abc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: listen to this call. >> before there is an arrest warrant issued i want you or
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>> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent telling you to pay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff and you put you behind the bars. >> reporter: the govnment launching a new campaign warning you to be on high alert for scammers as tax season bins. melissa degan says she was conned over more than $15,000. >> i was just like what can i do to fix this? there's no way i can be arreed. >> reporter: 5,000 victims losing more than $26 million. the number of these calls tripling ithe last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator receieived a call. >> at the end i had the joy of telling them theirir day is coming. you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: how do you know the call is fake? >> it's not the irs if -- >> if somebody tells you if you don't pay money immediately that you're going to be arrested. >> reporter: the real irs never threatens, and if they need to reach you they always send a letter first. and these scammers are changing their game as peopople becommore aware.
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threatening calls. if you receive one, report it. but first, just hang up. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> it's amazing how they get some of your personal ininformion make you believe this is really legit. >> i've gotten a lot of these mails actually since i've been here at abc going to my home in d.c. >> wow. >> i'll look and think it's official and call the irs and realize okay, no. so it's -- you definitely have to be on the lookout. >> it's kind of scary. coming up in our next half hour, the growing backlash against the oscars. ja pinkett smith and spike lee are boycotting this year's academy awards over the lack of diversity among the nominees. well, now actor george clooney is weighing in. but first, making your own cheese. it's national cheese lovers day. and kendis got a lesson in making h own fresh mozzarella. our insomniac kitchen straight ahead. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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cheese, glorious cheese tastes mighty inviting cheese, glorious cheese it's too tantalizing >> whether you like it cheese, glorious cheese tastes mighty inviting cheese, glorious cheese it's too tantalizing >> whether you like it saucy -- >> going old school today. >> remember that? >> it's from the national dairy board. it turns 29 today. and really, what is there not to like about cheese? sweet, creamy, saltiness. protein. absolutely. well, today is national cheese lovers day. and we will celebrate. and in honor of this sacred food holiday i decided to try my hand at making my own fresh mozzarella. but i did have a little bit of help. who am i kidding? a lot of help. inside our insomniac kitchen. >> reporter: if there is anywhere to celebrate international cheese lovers day, it is here, murray. they've been in the business since the 1940s. but today they face their biggest challenge. teaching me how to make mozzarella.
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here to help us celebrate is dan, who's the education maestro here at murray's. what are we going to do? >> these are pasta filata cheeses meaning pulled curd. we're going to take some unaged mozzarella curd, heat it up, stretch it, roll it into a ball and turn it into the delicious fresh mozzarella we all know and love. let's take a look at the curd, this cube on your plate here. pick it up, take a look. go ahead and give it a taste, break off a little piece. >> it doesn't taste like anything. >> it's kind of bori. you know what's missing? >> salt. >> salt. absolutely. this is wawater straht out of the tap as hot as that tap can go. we want to bring the curd up to room temperature so when wadd the really hot water it doesn't have to work so hard to heat up. >> it just feels like we're playing with our food.
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>> so if we were making real mozzarella, i would never want you to do what you're doing right now. >> my second batch. >> second batch here. just take your container and dump your water out. leave the in the bowl. now we're going to break up the e moarella curd so increase the surface area again so when you add the really hot water it doesn't have to work too hard to melt. break them up. >> all of this is going to com back together? >> absolutely. >> what's the weirdest like form that somebody has made? >> i have a feeling you're going to make the weirdest form we've ever seen. i'm going to add some salt. one, two -- >> that seems like a lot. is that a pinch? >> yeah, looks pretty good. that's a big old pinch. toss the salt in there to coat. this water's sitting at 170 degrees. it's hot. >> okay. >> so what we do is work the curd toward the center of the bowl. >> do i have to use my fingers? >> there's pretty much no other way to get handmade mozzarella without using your hands. >> we're going to add more hot water? >> we' going to add more.
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it's getting good and melty. fold it over a couple of times so it gets this nice and smooth texture there. we're going to p put it ba in the water. we want to keep it hot. get it right in the middle and take a big old pinch out of the center. let t it stret. u can gently guide it with your other hand. we're making a ribbon. soon as the ribbon's long enough just let it fall back into the bowl. go ahe and rip off what you've got, rip off the rest and work with the ribbon we've got so far. you're going to roll it up. now we're going to make an okay sign with our right hand. keep your thumb and forefinger together. push the curd through your hand. tuck more of your momozzarella curd. what we're going to do is tatake your other hand and sit right on top and rip what's in your hand out. tuck it in under the bottom of the e bowl. cool water's going to help solid up thashape there. and that's it. hallelujah
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let's do this. >> doesn't get any fresher than this. >> yeah, it's actually really good. proves that i can make somethin not very well but something. >> happy cheese day. >> yeah, you too. >> so voila. this is mi. this is the finished product that i made. >> i thought we had -- wow. >> no, no. >> that's your actual ball. >> this is my actual mozzarella ball. here, you've got it. >> wow. >> want to dig in? >> thankfor displaying that for us. >> it was tougher -- don't mind me w while i c the cheese. it's really not that tough of a process to make mozzarella. it's really just salt and fat at the end of the day. >> yeah. >> and we have some now. >> you enjoy that. >> did i mention i'm lactose intolerant? >> oh, no!tose intolerant?
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i've got to say that cheese was really good. >> it was really good. it was a quick bathroom break there. but now time for -- time for "the mix." and we're talking about things ththat are -it is so cold right now in minnesota. it's so cold in minnesota. how cold is it? >> how cold is it? >> thank you. it's so cold in minnesota that these pants are just frozen in their trks. >> how did they get them up like that in. >> actually, there's a guy who -- he thought it would be funny. >> yeah. >> he got -- soaked them in water. molded them. and put them outside different parts of his town to put a prank onis neighbors. >> that's pretty funny. >> yeah. it's kind of cool. he did them in all parts of town. and he did it in 30 minutes. that answers a question of how
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>> very interesting. i like this. very, very interesting. now apparently there's a guy in england who was very upset with the e noise th popcorn makes in movie theaters. he wants to ban -- he's got a petition out to ban people from eating popcorn and -- [ popcorn crunching ] >> that's a prop? i didn't know that. oh, my god, i just ate styrofoam. what happened to the poprn i bought for the segment? >> it's back there with marcus. >> oh, my god. this didn't go as planned, folks. oh, my god. i just ate styrofoam. can you explain the story? >> this stuff is three days -- three yearold. okay. so there's a guy. he hates the noise of popcorn. >> i think i just had some like cancerous -- >> yeah, you did. >> -- paint. >> he's doing this whole
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making noises in movie theaters when they -- when they eat their popcorn. i didn't know that you were going to dig into it. >> well, it looked good. i enjoy popcorn. i was trying to make the point oh, my gosh. i just ate styrofoam. on national television. >> good deal. all right. so you all know we hate the noise of popcorn. look at this kid. trying to get a kid's tooth out is a tough thing. this is in seattle. some fans here. they used a football that is connected to his teeth. and this solved that problem. take a look. nice. >> where'd it go? >> yeah, it did work. >> that's really disgusting. please move that away.
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>> y making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a terror attack happening now. gunmen storming a universi open fire on students and professors. the details just in. big endorsement. sarah palin returning to the national stage throwing her support bend donald trump. plus, more bad news for hillary clinton. the newest polls showing bernie sanders pulling away. we're live in washington. winter storm, snow squalling right now in the central plains with another massive storm waiting in the wings. confidence growing for huge snow amounts on the east coast. and real-life hero. jamie foxx talking about pulling a man from a burning truck and overnight the embrace withth the grateful father. hey, good wednesday morning to you. we begin with the breaking news. a university under attack
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happening right now in pakistan. >> yeah, major development. the dead include students, university staff and at least one professor with at least 80 people shot. officials do tell us that four terrorists have been killed so far. all of the buildings and rooftops at the bacha khan university have now been taken over by the army there which is now clearing the university block by block. a similar attack in nearby peshawar in 2014 killed 150 people. most of them there children. we're going to continue to monitor this operation taking place in pakistan. but back here on the home frt, the surging poll numbers and big name endorsements are rocking the campaigns of both democrats and republicans. >> in iowa last night conservative superstar sarah palin last night endorsed donald trump with her signature sass and slammed president obama and came down hard on the republicanan establiment for attacking their own front-runner. abc's megan hughes joins us from washington with the latest. megan, good morning. >> reporter: kendis, reena, good
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sarah palin will be hitting the trail in iowa again today with a town hall this morning and a rally this afternoon as she stumps with trump. >> are you ready to make america great again? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: could conservative heavyweight sarah palin's endorsement put donald trump over the top in iowa? >> he is beholden to no one but we the people. how refreshing. he's going rogue left and right, man. that's why he's doing so well. >> reporter: the tea party favorite rambled, rhymed, hit the media and threw in some of her favorite phrases. >> it's time to drill, baby, drill down and hold these folks accountable. >> reporter: not everyone is so enthusiastic. "the new york daily news" 48 headline this morning, "i'm with stupid." the partnership of the former reality star also bad news for ted cruz who palin backed when he ran for senate. >> regardless of what sarah decides to do in 2016, i will always remain a big, big fan of sarah pali >> reporter: the conservative endorsement also puts a dent in the attacks on trump's new york values from
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>> there are a lot of conservatives who think that he is a wolf in sheep's clothing. >> well, i am a real conservative and rush has been terrific to me. >> reporter: on the decratic side clinton has been racking up her own big endorsements with progressive groups like thehe human rhts campaign and planned parenthood but a new poll shows vermont senator bernie sanders with a 27-point lead in new hampshire. >> the inevitable candidate does not look quite so inevitable as she did 8 1/2 months ago. >> reporter: hillary clinton still has a double-digit lead nationally. her campaign is already fufund-raisi off the palin/trump dorsement saying in an e-mail, quote, makake sure ts is nothing more than a bad "snl" skit. kendis, reena. >> that's a goo way of putting it. megan hughes live in washington. thanks so much, megan. >> speaking of hillary clinton she'playing down what could be another e-mail controvsy. an inspector general for the intelligence community sent a letter to lawmakers saying some
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deemed even more highly classified than top secret. clinton's campaign says this finding doesn't change the fact that the e-mails were not classified at the time they were sent or received. republican ben carson and his staff are mourning the death of a campaign volunteer. 25-year-old braden joplin died in a a car accident yesterday in western iowa. three others with joplin were injured when their car turned over on n an icy rd then was hit by another vehicle. carson suspended campaigning and remembered joplin as one of the brightest young people he's ever met. e governor of michigan is speaking out about the water crisis in flint. rick snyder devoted much of his state of the state address to the disaster. he blamed government failure for the lead contamination which left water in flint undrinkable. the water source was switched in 2014 to save money. snyder resolved to fix the problem. >> i'm increasing the support from the michigan national guard starting tomorrow to ensure that every home we need to visit in
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possible. i'm sorry most of all that i let you down. you deserve better. >> amid growing criticism and demands that he step down, snyder says he'll release his e-mails on the water crisis later today. after some time to adjust the americans released are beginning to speak about their captivity. "washington post" reporter jason rezan is not ready to speak but his congressman says he's still in good spirits. amir hekmati met with reporters and said his training as a marine helped him get through the 4 1/2 years. >> i didn't want to let my marines, fellow marines down, so i tried my best to keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. >> meanwhile, the white house says former fbi agent robert levinson who was not released may no longer be in iran.
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for him and the white house says it will hold iran to that promise. levinson disappeared nearly nine years ago while on an unauthorized cia mission. well, next door in iraq isis claiming another archaeological victim. satellite photos obtained by the associated press confirm the oldest christian monastery in iraq has been destroyed. st. elijah's just a field of rubble right now. it was 1400 years old. the monastery is the latest of more than 100 religious and historic sites destroyed by isis. in the meantime, that group isis acknowledging the death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. a eulogy of the british born militant has appeared in an isis magazine. u.s. officials said last year that they believed he was killed in a drone strike in syria. well now to the winter storms marching across the u.s. the first you can see on radar in the center of the plains, the widespread area of snow from chicago to nashville, a few inches expected there. a mumuch more rious situation
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well, this morning drir fatigue is suspected as a possible cause in a deadly greyhound crash in northern california. >> sleeping passengers o the l.a. to san francisco overnight trip awoke to horror as the bus overturned on the rain-slicked highway. one saying the bus was seesawing on the highway median. passengers say the driver appeared to doze off moments before the accident and south san jose. two women died. the ntsb is now investating. a tennessee local sheriff says searchers have not given up hope on finding a missing 2-year-old alive. even though it's been six days since the boy disappead. hundreds of volunteers have been braving brutal cold in rural tennessee. some 85 miles east of memphis. the cold last night was a little too much so the professionals took over. the sheriff also says the family is not uer suspicion despite what has been put out there in social media. two pregnant women in illinois have been found to be infected with the zika virus. health officials say the expect
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visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc r recently issued a warning abouthe virus which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread through mosquito bites and found in certain caribbean and latin-american countries. despite previous warnings that pregnant women should avoid certain fish, scientists now say eating some seafood may boost brain developments in their babies. researchers in spainound that three to four servings of fish a week l to higher i.q.cores and decreases in the autistic spectrumnd were surprised to find the results especially strong from fatty fish like tutuna. >> sogeorge clooney says hollywood is moving in the wrong direction and that african-americans have a legitimate beef with the f film industry but he says it's not so much a problem of who is being nominated for oscars as it is the type of role as valuable to
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quality films and clooney says as bad as the problem is for blacks it's even worse for hispanics. tune in to "good morning america" to hear director spike lee speak exclusively on his boycotting of the academy awards. it's a baseball hall of fame. pete rose will be inducted into the cincinnati hall of fame this summer. the baseball commissioner decided not to lift rose's lifetime ban for betting on baseball. one reason, the reds are making the a announcemt now, good to know. >> time now for some more sports. there were a couple of upsets in college basketball last night. es. >> he's stan, i'm neil. we're going to do highlights, especially for you. >> yep, we're going to start with college basketball. we got kansas and oklahoma state, something about stillwater doesn't agree with bill self. five loss, eight trips there while most visiting team. the dunk here and evans to s shine
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oklahoma state up 14 and can start to feel it. evans going to help him finish it. jayhawks fall in stillwater for the third straight season. cowboys take it 86-67. oklahoma state, well, they're storming the court. >> bill self went to oklahoma state. they tried like heck to hire him away from kansas. all right, this is georgetown/xavier. trey campbell who is on fire from beyond the arc, now, not literally but figuratively in the first half here. 17 point, 5 of 6 from three. georgetown up 6. this is the fifth ranked team. xavier is and they'll come back, oh, no, they're not. no, they're not. 81-72, hoyas. >> crazy season in college basketball. already 19 top five teams have lost. that's the most ever by this point on the calendar. >> you got that from ryan
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dragged the victim out. foxx is now downplaying hi actions. >> i don't look at it as heroic. i just look at it like, you know, you just had to do king. you know, and it all just worked out,man. without going into it too far it all worked out. >> sharing this photo of him hugging the driver's dad said quoting here, no hero, just happy fathers. >> you could see how emotional they were in that picture. could have been a horrific situation. glad he saved the day. >> big up to the other guy who helped out, as well. speaking of big news, talking about news for fans of pee-wee herman. he is set to star in the small screen for the first time since 1990. >> netflix isut with a teaser of "pee-wee's big holiday" where a mysterious strger inspires him to take a vacation for the
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>> ah, the traffic light. just like i've seen in "national geographic." >> pee-wee star paul rubens looks pretty much the same as he did ever, amazing when you consider he's 63 years young. >> he ant aged since the '80s. how is that possible. >> good doctors. >> you can catch it on netflix starting in march. >> yeah, this is always funny like the new list of the most popular as well as the worst passwords. unfortunately looks a lot like the old one. it's amazing how some people just don't get it. okay, so tops on the list, 123456, second is password. >> and number three is 12345678. fourth are the letteters under your left hand. i never would have guessed this. qwerty. >> qwerty. >> okay. you might as well post your personal data on a a hacker's website if you use one of these.
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her heavyweight star power behind donald trump. she'll be joining the republican front-runner at two campaign events later today. the death toll is expected to rise after a terror attack on a university in pakistan. students a and professors are among the dead and injured. at least four attackers have been killed. >> the governor of michigan apologizing to people of flint over the contaminated water crisis and pledg mlions of dollars more to help. rick snyder says he will release his e-mails on the crisis later today. looking at today's weather, chilly in the east with stomach snow. so bring a coat. mostly light rain from the lower midwest stretching south. rain and snow in themidwest, the northwest and mild in the southwest. okay, so it's officially tax time and while the irs is taking some new steps to make sure that it isn't scammed taxpayers may not be so lucky. >> crooks are calling people on the phone demanding they pay back taxes threatening them if they don't pay up immediately. mary bruce has the latest.
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call. >> before there is an arrrrest warrant issued, i want you or your attorney to give us a call back. >> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent telling you to pay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff you and put you behind bars. >> reporteter: the gernment launching a new c campaign warning you to be on high alert for scammers as tax season begins. melissa dagan says she was conned out of more than $15,000. >> i would like, what can i do to fix this? there is no way ian be arrested. >> reporter: 35,000 vicms losing more than $26 million, the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury departrtment's top investigator received a call. >> at the end i had the joy of telling them their day is coming. you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: how do you know it's fake. it's not the irs if. >> if you don't pay money immediately you'll be arrested. threatens. they always send a letter first.
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their game as people become more aware but what hasn't changed these threatening alls, ifyou receive one,e, report it. but first just hang up. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> they've got a tactic where they use spoofing and have caller i.d. where it looks like they're calling from the irs. remember, they always contact you initially by mail, never via phone calls. >> herere's thehing about this, these scams are also -- they can e-mail you or use official irs letterhead i the e-mails or on the mail. >> makes it seem like it's them. >> exactly. >> also a reminder tax season is approaching. don't be an april fool, fos.
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