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to help protect... lysol that. ♪ we should point out, that's the original "gma" theme song. it's not a game show song. it's the original "gma" theme song. and "gma's" 40th birthday blowout at "40 for 40" live streaming event still going strong. we're in the 33rd hour. >> i got to tell you, every day i use this blanket on set to keep me warm that greg, our producer gave me. and this one, i got to say, it says "gma" congratulations for 30 years. >> wow. >> i'm just wondering, is there enough money in the budget for our 40th anniversary blankets? >> i'm sure there is. i didn't know you've been here that long. >> i haven't. why are you trying to age me? this entire "40 for 40" coast to coast, all hands on deck and we've even taken it to the road.
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here's abc's nick watt on his epic 40-hour bus tour. ♪ >> reporter: that bus with eight of us living on it is driving across the country, celebrating "good morning america's" 40th birthday. we're barrelling towards pittsburgh. we are in downtown detroit! we are in the procter & gamble plaza in cincinnati. i'm riding shotgun. yes, that is me with the cake. this is our living room. look at that shower, rebecca. that's a legit shower. on this trip, a very special travel companion. mother's day 2004, emeril lagasse delivering a special surprise, breakfast in bed to one deserving mom. after lugsing her best friend, sally, to cancer, she quit her job and came home to michigan to raise her friends' children as her own. >> she's most deserving because she gave up her entire life to raise us. >> i'm proud of her. we don't always tell her how
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much we love her, how much we're thankful. >> reporter: fast forward 11 years and picking her up in detroit, road tripping across the country. i even made her recreate that scream from so many years ago. >> ahh! >> reporter: our travels we met over the top one direction fans at the rock and roll hall of fame museum in cleveland. >> we live you! >> reporter: enjoyed a cappella from columbus to pittsburgh. ♪ >> reporter: it's nearly a four-hour drive. tonight chowing down on famous pittsburgh sandwiches as we roll onwards toward the big apple. we'll check back in with you later and hopefully we'll be in times square during the show tomorrow. i think we're going to make it. i'm nick watt for "nightline," somewhere in america. >> don't get stuck in traffic, nick. we're looking forward to seeing you. >> they made good progress. coming up, a look back although those who helped make "good morning america" into what it is today.
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>> "gma's" "40 for 40" celebration reunites -- look at those familiar faces. you're watching "world news now." >>
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♪ well, after more than 30 con sec stif hours, "gma's" "40 for 40" live streaming birthday blowout is going strong.
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>> we've been treated to everything from celebrity performances to free pizza and a very special reunion. take a look. >> good morning, america! >> yeah! >> whoa, whoa, whoa. time-out here. what's going on? >> i hear you. >> is this -- >> it's robin. >> this is why we love live television. you can do anything you want. >> come on, charlie gibson! ladies and gentlemen, charlie gibson! diane sawyer's here. come on, diane. >> he was my guy. >> i had him first. >> are you sure? >> oh, yes. >> spencer christian! sam champion. >> you cannot do this program without really caring about the people you work with. and i've never known whether
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it's the hours with a shared diversity, or terrible hours, we all came away loving the people. >> it's a family. >> we were so blessed, so blessed. >> there were so many things we did -- that you do as a team when you go and you just become so close when you travel like that together, you know, the whole show. >> learning from each other, with everybody watching, you did have a feeling we were in a constant conversation. >> each one of us has learned from the person that we have come and sat down next to. >> we were all learning from day one, every day. and then coming together as the team. >> of course, they took a photo there. ida in the background who takes all of our photographs. >> all of those folks will be on "gma" later on today. we should point out -- show us your best side. this is one of the original jackets and original logos. >> did we take that from mastercard or did mastercard
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♪ "gma's 40 for 40" live streaming bash is heading into the final hours. >> and staying awake for it with no sleep, medical editor dan childs. what are you doing to stay awake? >> i'm doing everything i can think of to stay awake. i've been counting the hours down. actually, we're at about 44 hours awake. we're 36 hours into this thing. i got four hours left to go. we've tried everything from connect four to lego. this is apparently for ages 6 to 12. i've kind of gotten lost in the instruction, so i'm going to turn to this puzzle we have for ages 2 and older, which is great. it has the monkeys and everything. after that, have i no idea what i'm going to do. >> 43 plus hours sleep
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deprivation. >> i think this proves that you are not a mere mortal. >> we'll test him out. >> yeah. >> you ready to go again? >> okay, yeah, hit me with your best shot. >> your boston bruins last won the stanley cup when? >> that would be in 2012. >> '11. >> wishful thinking, i suppose. >> dan, who sang "we are never, ever, ever getting back together"? >> oh, no, that would be taylor swift. >> yeah. >> very good. >> pretty good. >> mary had a little? >> mary had a little lamb. >> okay. that's an easy one. >> what's the capital of alabama? >> oh, no. mobile. >> oh, we had to google this one, too. it's montgomery, alabama. >> you're the head of the medical unit, you should know
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this. there's a noble prize winner in medicine this year is? >> oh, no, don't do this to me. i've been awake for 44 hours. >> we got to give him a pass. >> everybody knows it. it's mora. >> you've got to respond without hesitation. the first thing that comes to your mind, who is your favorite "world news now" anchor? >> oh, oh, come on, you guys. i love you all the same. >> the viewers said it on facebook, it's t.j. they tell me it's t.j. >> show us some of your gadgets that you have. >> oh, we've got all sorts of stuff here. my gadgets? oh, yeah, we have connect four. >> we'll see how well you're doing. we'll be checking in online with you. how many years has "gma" been on air? >> 40. >> that's the news for this half hour. hi, anne.
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this morning on "world news now" -- the terror takedown in paris. >> the police, firepower, the injuries, death toll and what detectives are discovering overnight. the big question, is the mastermind behind last week's attacks dead or alive. jetliner disaster in egypt caused by a bomb, hidden in a soda can. the big announcement from isis. caught on camera, a tour bus racing out of control and crashing. the new surveillance video and clues for investigators. a health alert about abnormal sleep schedules. how even the smallest changes in your slumber routine can impact your well-being. it's thursday, november 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." say good morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson.
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>> i'm reena ninan. we have two surprise guests coming up, i have to say, and they are worth the wait. >> really? i don't even know who they are. >> they are surprise guests and they are a familiar face to some people who have watched "world news now" over the decades. >> that could be countless. >> i won't give it away. >> ashton blake? okay. we'll find out who it is a little later. as we did last night, yesterday morning, we had a lot of breaking news. we're going to start it off with the war on isis. a violent crackdown playing out from france to syria in the wake of the paris terror attack. >> 24 hours after french police stormed an apartment building with a barrage of 5,000 bullet, the fate of the alleged mastermind is still unknown. abc's marci gonzalez starting us off from paris right now. marci, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and reena. french officials say they believe that terror cell was plotting another attack that was foiled in that early morning raid. new video out of the moments that explosive seize targeting
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the paris attack mastermind began. french s.w.a.t. teams trying to bust into this apartment building, but running into a reinforced door. once inside, met by gunfire. terrified families living nearby, shocked awake by the barrage of bullets. when it was all over, eight arrested and at least two dead. a woman who detonated a suicide belt and another person killed by a grenade. this cell phone video shows s.w.a.t. teams leading suspects, some stripped of their clothing, away from the scene. the apartment building itself pock marked and barely standing. so far the french prosecutor says isis leader abdelhamid abaaoud is not among the people arrested, but it's not clear if he was killed. also stunning new images from the daily mail of friday's deadly rampage captured on a cafe surveillance camera. an attacker appears in the upper
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left of the screen and opens fire. he walks out of the frame and then reappears, taking aim at a customer outside, but his weapon jams and he moves on. seconds later, that would-be victim pops up and escapes. and this morning police are still looking for two suspects believed to be among the terrorists who carried out friday's attacks. kendis and reena. >> marci gonzalez. back home new york city officials are responding forcefully to the latest threat from isis. the group released this video showing images of times square but the mayor says there's no credible threat. the mayor spoke alongside the police commissioner just a few hours ago in times of square. >> there is nothing new about that video. new york, obviously, remains one of the top terrorist targets in the world. in new york we understand we're
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a terrorist target. >> the police commissioner had a message to the millions of tourists expected to arrive in new york over holiday season, don't be afraid. >> another image being released by isis in a propaganda magazine. it shows an improvised explosive device in a soda can and smuggled on board that russian jet that blew up. >> reporter: the components are simple. costing no more than $50. a soda can packed with explosives and a few wires. but bomb experts say it could produce a blast much more powerful than the one in this government test. isis proudly displayed what it says is the bomb that brought down the russian jet. a pineapple drink can stuffed with explosives would be ignited by this small detonator with a blasting cap stuck into the can, wired to this, the switch, with a timer likely hidden behind the black tape. >> close the switch and arm the
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timer to start the -- its countdown and, boom. >> reporter: the plane blew up 22 minutes after takeoff. based on the location of the wreckage, u.s. authorities believe the bomb was likely placed in a rear luggage hold of the plane by an isis infill trart. in this online post, isis boasted it smuggled the bomb onto the russian jet after it discovered a way to compromise the security at the sharm el sheikh airport. in a grisly footnote, they even produced passports of some of the russian victims, somehow retrieved by the terror group at the scene of the crash. u.s. aviation officials say screening machines should spot a soda can bomb, but there is concern that no security system is foolproof. isis said it originally planned to target another country, part of the u.s. coalition against isis, but changed its mind and decided to hit russia when russia decided to hit syria. brian ross, abc news, new york. the new security concerns sparked by the terror attacks
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are fueling a bitter war of words over syrian refugees coming to america. a house bill is -- the house is voting on a bill today, calling for tougher screening standards for incoming refugees. president obama is threatening a veto. he called a plan by ted cruz to ban muslim refugees un-american, but cruz is standing his ground. >> i would encourage you, mr. president, come back and insult me to my face. let's have a debate on syrian refugees right now. >> so far, 31 governors say refugees are not welcomed in their states. a syrian refugee family was diverted to connecticut after indiana officials rejected plans for them to settle in indianapolis. insomniacs, i don't have good news for you. returning now to how the way sleep affects our health. a new study connects sleep change cycleses to higher bmi and larger waist lines. necessity say those who sleep to a routine sleep schedule cut the
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risk for heart disease and diabetes, but most of us suffer from social jet lag, our body clocks and socially imposed sleep schedules. >> that's all of us. >> all of us. >> in these hours. you embrace it. while talking about sleep, of course, the guy we're about to show you is getting none of it these days. and he's doing it by choice. we're talking about the head of our medical unit, dan childs. >> look at that shirt. yes, dan is still awake. he's part of the g"good morning america" "40 for 40" live stream and he's trying to stay awake for 40 hours straight. he's doing it as a sleep deprivation experiment. >> is this live right now of dan? dan might look a little bored. we'll talk to him in our next half hour. you can see his live stream at abcnews.com. shy shia will he will he buff,
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eat your heart out. we're sharing the unforgettable pictures. also ahead, the very special guest about to fill those chairs, giving "world news now" viewers a trip down memory lane. you're in for a great surprise. first, dramatic video of a tour bus out of control. scenes from the crash and what investigators are now saying. take a look at our behind-the-scenes piks on wnnabc.com. you're watching "world news now." you got to offer us today? ♪balance transfer that's my game♪ ♪bank you never heard of, that's my name♪ haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... disappear. there's gotta be a better way to find the right card. whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you compare hundreds of cards to find the one that's right for you. just search, compare, and apply at creditcards.com. ♪a one, a two, a three percent cash back♪ for my frequent heartburnmorning
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tension between police and protesters appear to be escalating over the deadly shooting of an unarmed black man by two officers. shortly after dark police in riot gear physically removed some protesters camped outside the fourth precinct. protesters say they aren't going anywhere and they want video of the shooting released to the public. commuters were delayed several hours after a car bursting into flames on the george washington bridge. the car was completely consumed. no injuries reported in that one. and we turn now to the dramatic surveillance video just released, capturing a devastating bus crash last week in san francisco. >> nearly two dozen people were injured after the driver says he lost control, crashing into several vehicles before slamming into a construction site.
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abc abc's brandy hitt has. >> reporter: it shows the frightening moments as a sight-seeing tour bus smashes through street barricades before crashing into construction scaffolding and this is the aftermath of last friday's crash, now under investigation. 20 people were injured, several carefully lowered by firefighters on stretchers. >> horrific. it was gut-wrenching. >> reporter: cameras show different angles of the runaway sight-seeing bus that hit a bicyclist, other cars and another tour bus. this man narrowly avoided being hit. investigators are now combing through what's left for clues. the driver's wife told kgo tv he claimed the brakes failed. a company says its maintenance workers had inspected the bus three weeks before the crash. how were the brakes? >> they were fine. >> reporter: the california public utilities commission, which regulates tour buses, says the bus was never registered with the agency, and that means it was also never inspected by
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the california highway patrol. investigators have not yet determined what caused this crash. several of the victims with critical injuries remain hospitaled, reena and kendis. >> our thanks to brandi. coming up as "gma's" "40 for 40" live streaming event stretches into its 33rd hour, dialing back its own clock with surprise guests. we're sharing some memories. >> who could it be? in the next half hour, a warning about super bugs in meat. what can be done about antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the food supply. you're watching "world news now." >> i'm the parent of a victim of sex trafficking. people need to know that even good kids
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phenomenal broadcast and "good morning america." kevin newman spent a year and a half in this studio, a time in which canadians like himself held an iron grip on the "world news now" anchor desk. >> so true. >> and mccree, famous for never sitting behind a traditional anchor desk. they were the pioneers, the founding mother and father, really, of this famous anchor team of "world news now." we welcome them now, kevin and lisa. we have been awaiting your arrival. this is so much fun. >> oh, look how old he is? >> you were 12 years old when you broadcast, weren't you? >> i had a lot more hair, too. >> holy cow. >> what do you guys think? you're back now. >> you know, it was a brand new show for me. aaron brown and i started the show with our executive producer. i'm still friends with both of them. i love them. you know, they will be friends forever. and we just made it up as we went along.
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and none of the grownups were watching. it was like the mice were coming in and moving the furniture around. >> we still feel like that today. >> you know, those people upstairs, they're not watching us. >> it really was the -- i think the most liberating broadcasting i've ever done in my career, because you could make it up. and you did have that feeling of, you know, nobody's watching and i've never felt closer to viewers and my audience than i did on this audience. >> you started this show. what was it like in the very beginning? >> we had a basement office because the grownups wouldn't let us come upstairs i think until they made sure we could be on the air for a week. it was dank and dark and there were exposed pipes and it was -- you know, then we went to -- all the grownups would let us come upstairs and practice. peter jennings had his desk right here with the working news room behind him. this whole space you use as a studio was a big working news room. and we practiced and rehearsed at that big desk. and our executive producer,
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david borman was like, it's not working. it's just not right. he was like, aaron, take off the jacket. aaron, roll up your sleeves. >> they were always twisting form. that's what's beautiful at "world news now." if you think about the ethic of internet broadcasting, that you do roll up your sleeves, you are much more comfortable in your skin and much more of a person, less than an authority anchor, i think that's the stuff that was pioneered here. >> did you think the show would last that long? >> nothing lasts that long. >> i know. hard to believe. >> it does a great service for people who are newsmakers. when aaron and i started the program, it was the primary season of the '92 election. there was this unknown guy from hope, and he was happy to come in and be on tv for 15 minutes straight without anybody breaking in for commercial. >> really? you had him here? >> of course. >> one of the things i'm probably most proud of is when we were here, we actually pushed this broadcast out over the internet. so, "world news now" is actually the very first television
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newscast ever on the internet. so, we threw it out there. i still remember sitting at the desk, which was there, and seeing the signal come back. oh, my goodness, like, at that time, you never saw your audience. today you see your audience, you hear from them. >> how was the format different from back when you started to today, what would you say? >> aaron and i started the morning papers. nobody did that. we had papers from -- you probably remember. i'm pointing at our director knows. >> anybody remember newspapers? >> when would go to the fax machine. we would go to the fax machine and the guys from the dallas morning news, an actual fax, dallas morning news, pittsburgh, whatever it was, fax us the headlines and hold them up. >> and there are those ideas. we used to do this thing called dare news. it's still a great idea where you would take a newscast from another country, subtitle it. we would run their news, which was always enlightening to see -- imagine today the kind of story you would get from jordan, for instance, of the syrian refugees. >> and how different they cover
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it. >> it was a story about polka on the air, and big mouth says -- like, within a week, it took a week for mail back then, there were still ponies that brought it here. huge piles of these polka lovers who are hating me. i had to do an on-air mea culpa and then barry mitchell shows up. >> just to torture you every week. >> and he's still around. that would be a sad day in "world news now.." >> 4:00, all alone and you're not wearing pants. "world news now" is making everybody dance. >> what would you say before we head out -- what would you say is probably your favorite memory of what you remember most about your time here on "world news now." >> the camaraderie, i think. it was just everybody working a hard shift, but loving each other's company so much, and the freedom. >> i have to say, you know, some of the people we work with have become just life-long friends.
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i remember christie coal bin who worked -- of course, she got married at my house in los angeles. you know, because you bond in a way that's just so different, and nobody really understands your pain. i don't want to -- i don't want to do a disservice to service people by saying it's like being -- there is a bunker mentality about it. and that's something you share. and i value those friendships. >> kevin, you've just written a new book out, too. >> i have. the interesting thing about it is it's sort inform retrospect. i'm looking back at the time i came here and how much, you know, very busy life, whether it's in broadcasting, whatever it is, what that takes from your children. but the interesting thing is, i've co-written it with my son. it's this memoir of the same period of time from two very different perspectives. if you're a really brave parent in 15 years, ask your kid to write a book about how you did as a parent because it's -- it gives you a chance to do better. >> thank you, guys, so much for joining us. you're watching "world news
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dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. let's end this. how cool is that? >> they are such cool people. kevin and lisa. and it was like they're the elders of the "world news now" desk, in a good way, the best way. >> i remember watching them so many years ago. so, let's talk about "the mix" and talk about star wars. you have all seen the new trailer, which is fascinating for the force awakened. well, there are these guys in fresno, california, who decided they were going to do their own remake of the trailer. look at it. they even have a black guy. look at this. a screen by screen. the real trailer is up top left and their remake right there. scene for scene, shot for shot. they had different props, they used some puppets, their grandma's basement and they made
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their own trailer. very cool, this group called dumb drums did this. >> i love it. we should ask them to make a "world news now" remake. >> they wouldn't need to dumb it down. >> this is impressive. i love this one. you know how new york fire department always puts out the hunky, hunky calendars. >> oh, yeah. >> yeah, right. and this year -- well, next year's you can get your own cab driver hunky, hunky calendar. this is a spoof. for $14.99. >> are you sure it's a spoof? >> these are the new york city taxi drivers stripping down to their hunky bods, dad bods. >> dad bods. >> lots of hairy chests. apparently all the proceeds go to university settlement which provides services, education and -- look, there's the women. >> very nice. >> well, next year the calendar of your uber drivers coming up. >> could be. so, these guys in the dutch group, in the netherlands, have
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come up with -- have broken the world record for the longest bike in the world. take a look at it. it is 117 feet long, which i'm told is about the -- just shy of a new york city block. look at that. now, the back of it, the wheel back there is a little bit thicker, about five inches, so they have stability, but no wheels in the middle. so, that is it. that's a long, long bike. >> would you be allowed to use this in the carpool lane on the highway? >> i think it would count. >> it would count. it's like a long ladder between two bikes. >> they aren't getting a lot of speed on that. >> bet gas mileage is pretty good. we've also got a 50-year-old who has beat his record for pushups. take a look at this. impressive. look at this. >> wow. >> this is william, carlton williams, who in one hour in 2014 did. that wasn't good enough for him. >> that's real-time
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this morning on "world news now" -- bloody raid. the unprecedented terror takedown in france and what led police to move in with such force. new details overnight and the latest on the mastermind behind the attacks. and the threatening new isis video showing times square. new reaction overnight from authorities in the big apple. this half hour, could meat be making you sick? >> a new report says meat and poultry raised with antibiotic could allow bugs resistant to antibiotics. carly simon reveals a secret she's kept for decades, who was she singing about in her iconic hit "you're so vain."
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it is november 19th. ♪ you're so vain >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on a busy thursday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. i do love that song >> i love that song. carly simon reveals a secret -- >> i'm curious to hear about it. >> we shall find out a little later on. of course, 24 hours ago we were talking about the crackdown that was taking place in france. of course, it is still news on this thursday morning. >> we're going to begin with the crackdown. rocking a paris suburb with a raid, a gun battle and eight arrests. >> this morning it's still not clear if that guy, that man, believed to be the chief architect of last week's terror attacks, is dead or alive. at least two mangled bodies were found after the shots and explosions jolted families out of their beds in a siege that dragged on for seven hours. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest for us from paris this morning.
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good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and reena. this started with the tip that the terror mastermind was still here in paris and ended with that deadly raid just a mile from where the attacks began. after the gunfire and explosions and alarming discovering, prosecutors finding evidence of another terror plot in the works. >> translator: everything leads us to believe that considering the armament, the structured organization and the determination, they were ready to act. >> reporter: cell phone records and surveillance led them to this apartment building where they thought they'd find the mastermind of friday's attacks, abdelhamid abaaoud. inside, an hour-long shootout, 5,000 rounds fired. >> translator: i heard gunfire. it went crazy, gunshots, explosions, here, there, everywhere. it went on for ages. people were running everywhere. >> reporter: eight people
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detained. prosecutors saying abaaoud is not among them, they still haven't identified the bodies of two people killed in the raid, including a woman police say blew herself up with a suicide belt. police also still searching for two of the killers who carried out the paris massacre and trying to figure out who the terrorist texted just before the attacks. the chilling message found on a cell phone outside this theater, here we go, we are starting. police determined to track down those suspects, carried out nearly 120 searches overnight yesterday, as well as that violent raid that left several officers injured. kendis and reena? >> marci, thank you. we're getting a chilling up-close look at one of the attacks as it unfolded last week. video obtained by the "daily mail" shows a gunman shooting out the windows of a restaurant. he leaves and then returns to point the gun at a woman, but it does not fire. it jams. seconds later, you see that woman popping up. her life spared.
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new images surfaced online of the bomb hidden in a soda can that isis claims was responsible for downing a russian airliner in egypt last month. but a senior u.s. officials tells abc news that experts speculate the image is bogus. the official says it's likely isis is providing disinformation. here new york city officials are reacting after isis released a video threatening attacks on the city. standing in the middle of times square, one of the images used in the video, the mayor said the people of new york city will not be intimidated. he added that there is no specific or credible threat against the city. the police commissioner said tourists should not be afraid to visit the big apple's landmarks. the debate over taking in syrian refugees is heating up with the house voting today on a bill to set up more rigorous screening process. >> president obama has already threatened to veto, accusing republicans of fear-mongering. rick klein has the latest.
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good morning to you. >> reporter: reena and kendis, a fierce war of words erupting over isis and what to do about syrian refugees who want to come to the united states. president obama taking the rare step of fully engaging the republicans who want his job. ted cruz going so far to challenge president obama to say those same words to his face. >> i would encourage you, mr. president, come back and insult me to my face. >> reporter: and donald trump as donald trump does, not backing down in any way. >> what obama's doing is incredible. if you watch that news conference the other day, i mean, he was primarily angry at the press and at the republicans. it didn't look like he was angry at the people, the savages, that did all the destruction and ruined those lives and killed all those people. he was more angry at the press and the republicans than he was at the people that did this horrible act. pretty sad. >> reporter: all in all notes from some political figures. this is a somber time for the nation, a confusing time for a
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lot of folks, but it has become a political time for the people involved in the process. donald trump engaging the republicans, the republicans all too willing to return fire. kendis and reena? >> our thanks to rick klein there. the fierce debate over syrian refugees is playing out across the nation. the mayor of roanoke, virginia, set off a firestorm of criticism after he favorably compared the rejection of the syrians to the internment of japanese-americans after pearl harbor. but in connecticut, the governor there is welcoming a syrian family after officials in indiana objected to the refugees being settled there. two people are dead after a helicopter crashed and caught fire in southern california. the chopper was within inches of landing at an airport north of san diego when it began spinning out of control. seconds later, it broke apart, hit the ground in a cloud of smoke and flames. fire crews doused flames quickly. both people on board were killed. now some extreme weather. two flight attendants on an american airlines flight out of
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chicago were injured when their plane encountered turbulence. it returned to o'hare airport. the passengers stayed in chicago and will travel to england a little later on today. that incident followed the deadly storms that moved through the northwest and other regions. abc's clayton sandell with details. >> reporter: near seattle, rapidly rising floodwaters forced rescuers to get creative, borrowing a backhoe to save this woman trapped in her car. >> are you okay? >> reporter: three people have been killed by falling trees during a powerful storm, leaving the pacific northwest wind blown and water-logged. >> we watched it just fall. >> reporter: this suv slid off wet pavement right into this tacoma day care. >> it's a miracle nothing happened to anybody. >> reporter: more than half a million customers, power was out. in chicago, strong gusts were too much, even for the windy city. at o'hare airport, 1,000 delayed or canceled flights. >> i'll get to san francisco, just don't know when.
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>> reporter: in colorado the wind created ground blizzards, blowing snow onto the road and semitrucks off it. weather stations here in colorado recorded wind gusts of 102 miles per hour. there are now high wind warnings for several states across the plains. clayton sandell, abc news, jefferson county, colorado. and a nasty surf system is barrelling from the southeast to the northeast. >> and it's bringing gusty winds, downpours and travel delays to millions. here's molly cochran at accuweather. good morning. >> good morning, kendis and reena. it's going to be a thursday soaker for the northeast. afternoon showers going to be spreading into new york city and philadelphia, add in some gusty winds. i would be surprised if we didn't have some flight delays for thursday afternoon. speaking of some gusty winds, that's going to be taking shape across the great lakes. some of those wind gusts between 35 to 55 miles per hour. and then the talk of the town is the next chance for some snow. moving from sioux falls to chicago.
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kendis and reena, back to you. >> our thanks to molly. here's a little something to warm us all up. it is a type of vodka anyone thinking of trying is actually told to use extreme caution. it's 500,000 scovilles naga chilli vodka. >> look how fancy you are. you got that one right. it's apparently made with ghost chillies and said to be 200 times hotter than jalapeño. the same company also makes 250,000 -- how do you pronounce this? >> i'm thinking scovilles. >> you are the master of fancy pronunciations across the world. >> just say it with conviction. the name rooefrz to the scolilles scale, which is the measure of spicy heat of chilli peppers or other spicy foods. the website claims drinking it feels similar to, quote, drinking volcanic lava. >> it sounds like a challenge, kendis. where do we get this vodka?
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try day friday, a little hot vodka. >> i'll try everything. that sounds good. coming up in "the skinny," a major announcement from olympic swimmer michael phelps and this is quite personal. going without sleep for 40 hours. that's what the head of our medical unit is doing right now. there he is with our dr. besser. dan childs forcing himself to stay awake as part of our "gma" 40 for 40 live stream you can check out right now, by the way, at abcnews.com. you can watch along with "world news now." first, our forecast map. it is a stormy 85 degrees in orlando. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. health care. ♪ approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling.
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if officials in boston get their way, anyone buying tobacco or nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, must be 21 years old, currently 18 years old, folks are allowed to make those purchases. a public hearing set for early december. if it's approved, the changes would go into effect in mid-february. fans of mcdonald's dollar menu will soon be out of luck. the fast food chain says it's eliminating the hugely popular deal thanks in part to slumping sales and increased labor costs. but it will be launching a new deal in january, the mcpick two will offer any two items from a rather limited list for $2. those items are a mcdouble, a mcchicken, small fries, mozzarella sticks and, of course, a diet coke. >> what about the coffee? can you get $1 coffee? >> coffee is cheap to make, especially mcdonald's coffee. it's inexpensive. you'll be fine. >> thank you for holding my hand on that. turning now to your health
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and a growing concern over how so-called factory farming may be making it harder to kill germs. >> that new report shows the meat and poultry industries overuse of antibiotics is contributing to the growth of so-called super bugs. here's abc's george stephanopoulos. >> reporter: the report from consumer report says maelt and poultry raised without antibiotics are less likely to have drug resist ant back tear. >> we're very concerned with this trend. >> reporter: according to the cdc, 2 million americans get antibiotic-resistant infections every year. consumer reports is concerned that regular use of antibiotics in animals raised for food is lessening the effectiveness of antibiotics. >> that, in fact, is the public health crisis we have going on today. that antibiotics are less effective in treating illness. >> reporter: the organization found that ground beef from cows regularly given antibiotics is twice as likely to carry super bugs than beef from cows raised without them. antibiotics are often used to promote growth and prevent disease in the meat and poultry industry.
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the fda plans to phase out antibiotics to promote growth, but healthy animals can still get them for disease prevention. >> healthy animals are fed low levels of antibiotics on a daily basis. that particular method we're extremely concerned about. >> reporter: in a statement the national chicken council says they avoid the use of human antibiotics along with u.s. poultry association, they support the use of antibiotics for medical reasons but not to promote growth. the beef association tells abc news, they continue to develop new safety technologies in order to provide consumers with the safest, highest quality beef possible. >> apparently the fda plans to phase out these antibiotics that are used. but i always look -- well, don't eat chicken. i do buy it for my family. i always look for the no hormone, no antibiotics. >> what do you make? >> well, that's just when i like my special tomato in my garden. >> i'm curious about that zucchini. >> i'm curious about that fine hat. i do love my summer hats.
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>> you do love your summer hat, i do declare. >> i do declare. >> very nice. when we come back, breaking "skinny news," 40-year-old music mystery finally laid to rest. why michael phelps will soon be buying diapers. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." we welcome everyone watching on the "40 for 40" live stream. we start with that musical mystery finally solved. i've been waiting for this for a long time. >> 40 years. that's how long it's been. it's in coordination with "gma." for 40 years the world has been wondering, who exactly was carly simon singing about in her grammy nominated song released back in 1972? ♪ you're so vain you probably think this song is about you ♪ ♪ you're so vain you're so vain ♪ ♪ i bet you think this song is about you ♪ >> for years potential candidates included mick jagger, ex-husband james taylor, david bowie and even cat stevens. as she's about to release her memoir, sarly simon has confirmed the key second verse is -- drum roll, kendis -- actor
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warren beatty. >> wait, wait. the mystery lives on because simon still insists the rest of the song refers to two other unnamed men. >> she's done interviews about this and she said she won't reveal the man's identity until that person passes away. so, i didn't realize there were multiple men. >> multiple. next to another man who's stepping down after 12 years. >> joel mchale is bidding farewell to "the soup" after hosting the e! series for a dozen years. the show's prior incarnation "talk soup" premiered in 1991 with greg kinnear as its front man. >> once you've had the soothing, penetrating, deep, silky voice of dan rather mention your name, there's -- i've used up my 15 minutes of fame, i think. >> other hosts followed before kinnear including hall sparks, aisha tyler before mchale took over in 2004.
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it will also mark ends of the series. some glad tidings for swimmer michael phelps. >> the 18-time olympic gold medalist has announced on instagram and twitter that he and his fiancee, former miss america, nicole johnson, are expecting their first child. and he says it's expected to be a boy. >> they are set to be married after next year's rio olympics. he's training for his fifth games after coming out of retirement two years ago. he has already purchased his son a swimsuit. >> he'll be a good swimmer. finally, jennifer lawrence opens up about her first ever sex scene. >> the 25-year-old oscar-winning actress, fresh off her appearance yesterday on "good morning america," tells "the hollywood reporter" her scene with chris pratt shooting her next film "passengers" was a, quote, bizarre experience and she got really, really drunk to prepare for it. >> meantime, lawrence took a spin last night down the red carpet for one of the final premiere events for her current events "hunger games: mockingjay part 2". coming, it's the mother of
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all all-nighters. >> it is part of our "gma 40 for 40." >> what is he doing? >> dan childs. ". >> what is he doing? >> dan childs
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more than 43 hours now, i believe. our head of the medical unit, dan childs, is still going strong. dan, good morning, evening. >> confirm for us, how long has it been, dan? >> well, we have a running total here. i've been awake for 43 hours now. we are 35 hours into the programming. and we got about 4 1/2 hours left to go, so i'm doing anything i can to stay awake. >> all right. dan, as the head of the medical unit, you very well know what sort of impact sleep deprivation can have on your brain, right? >> yes, absolutely. you know, i started by trying to put together this star wars model that's for ages 6 to 12. turns out i got -- i just got lost in the instructions. >> that's okay, dan. i get lost in instructions with a full night's sleep. i had a toddler. you're okay. >> dan, quickly, we're going to rattle off some questions to see how sleep-deprived you are right now. >> absolutely. hit me with your best shot. >> on the first day of christmas
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making news in america this morning, fate unknown. the mastermind behind the paris attacks dead or alive. investigators trying to determine if he was part of that ferocious raid outside paris. we're live in france with the latest. direct threat. isis out with a new chilling video suicide vests being made with a warning to new york city. breaking overnight, a plane making an emergency landing after hitting severe turbulence. and still awake. our medical editor's sleepless saga, no sleep for more than 40 hours as we celebrate 40 years of "good morning america." well, good thursday morning. we begin with the fate of the alleged mastermin b

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