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this is a sight that was turning heads in youngstown, ohio. a car nearly almost vertical against a telephone pole. >> how did it happen. >> amber johnson says she was driving down the street, turned around just for a second to give her 2-year-old a snack, a lot of us do that and ended up driving her car up a guy wire. she and her child thankfully not injured but it took two tow trucks to get the car down. >> and really hard to figure out how that happened. >> tell the kids you got to wait till the red light if you want a snack. >> maybe a tire hit the post and then it drove up. i don't know. gripping. reality tv star kristin cavallari is mourning the death of her older brother michael. his body was found in utah u nearly two weeks after his car
found abandoned. medical examiners say it could take two months before they know the cause of his death. his sister sent out a tweet saying my heart is in a million pieces. >> we were hoping for such a better outcome for that story. we really were. i'm so sorry to hear that. the for the first time we're hearing what happened to bowe bergdahl in afghanistan. >> the soldier opening up about the moment he walked away from his below american troops and into the hands of the taliban. here's abc's ryan owens. >> this >> reporter: this heart-pounding video shows an american soldier blinking in the sun, as he's finally brought out of the darkness after five years of captivity in afghanistan. sergeant bowe bergdahl's explanation. >> good grief, i'm in over my head. >> reporter: bergdahl's account comes from phone conversations with this screenwriter, released today as part of the second season of the podcast "serial." bergdahl walked away from his fellow soldiers and right into the hands of the taliban. the young man from idaho claims he did it to draw attention to
bad leadership in the army. >> all i was seeing was basically leadership failure to the point that the lives of the guys standing next to me were literally in danger. >> reporter: fellow soldiers call him a deserter. and they likely won't be impressed with bergdahl's other reason for leaving. to prove he could be more like the movie action hero jason bourne. >> so, i had this fantastic idea that i was going to prove to the world that, you know, i was the real thing. >> reporter: the army still deciding if he should face a court-martial or if five years in the hands of the taliban was punishment enough. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. thank you, ryan. the first series of the podcast serial is not just the best podcast i've ever heard. it's some of the best story telling of any sort on television, film, that i've ever encountered. >> people love "serial."
>> i have the first episode of that to listen to. we should talk about it more next week. follow "serial." >> it's just called "serial," not cereal like breakfast cereal. >> you will thank me. coming up, what your children may be doing without your knowledge. >> oh. the new app that lets kids send messages under a veil of secrecy. you're watching "world news
we're back now with the new app being used by teens it's causing concern among many parents once they find out about it. >> it's called after school. it lets kids speak to each other anonymously as mary bruce in washington has been finding out. >> reporter: it's a hi-tech outlet for teenage expression. a hot new app called after school. being used by millions of high schoolers across the country to anonymously express their feelings. but this morning, many are wondering if the app is a safe space for sharing or a danger zone for anonymous threats. here's how it works. someone creates a message board for an entire school where students can comment or post images. to gain access, the app which is free verifies through facebook that a student in fact goes to that school and lets them post without using their names. no parents or adults are allowed. >> no adults are allowed to be
there at all breaks one of my first rules for parents which is you should be where your kids are online. >> reporter: tenth grader tucker ellison says he sees more negative than positive. >> everything's anonymous. they almost feel welcome to post inappropriate content. >> reporter: his mom sarah thinks the app needs to go. >> once in awhile, you'll see a positive post. but for the most part, it's kids hiding behind that screen. and bullying. >> reporter: the app has even been used to make violent threats. one school in kansas recently went into lockdown after one person wrote i hope all students are ready to die today. the app's moderators alerting the district and police before banning the poster. and in michigan, a 17-year-old posted i'd rather take my ar-15 to school and practice on my classmates than to the gun range. that student pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat. the app's co-founders say they're taking action. >> we're committed to parents
and schools because we're all on the same team and we've made it our goal to become the safest social network and create a safe and positive environment. >> reporter: the app says they've added content filters, parental controls and a report button so students can flag inappropriate posts. and if users seem distressed the app asks if they want to talk to a counselor about their problems. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> mary, thank you. talking of apps, i set up an instagram account to take you behind the scenes of "world news now." richard letter p bacon, p in the middle, there is reena drinking a cup of coffee on set an hour before transmission with rollers in her hair. ten minutes before, she was asleep in a makeup chair. next to her is the man who heckles. >> the commish. >> there he is. >> yes. >> looking unhappy. >> he looks very happy snapping that photo of him while he's working. my friend said the wisest thing.
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proof "insomniac theater" time. two movies opening today. >> first up "in the heart of the sea," stars chris hemsworth as the first mate. the event served as the inspiration for the novel moby dick but the book only told half the story as the crew battles for survival against the elements and their formidable foe. >> as i live and breathe, he's mine. sl ♪
>> and whack. it looks like the film is riding rough seas itself. david stratton of the australian calls it a turgid slog rather than a stirring adventure. paul burns of the sydney morning herald is kinder saying as adventure, it's fair to average. not a ringing endorsement. >> next up a movie that pulled in a handful of golden globe nominations. the story is based on a leadup to the global financial crisis and the burst of the housing bubble following investors who predictal economic collapse crying wolf. christian bale, ryan gosling, and steve carroll. >> i love my job. >> you hate your job. >> i love my job. >> you're policerable. >> i love my job. i love my job, honey. >> mark. >> cynthia, i'm okay. i really am.
hey, hey, no, no, my cab. that's my cab. that's my cab. that is my cab. >> i'll call you you later. >> and guess what, carroll earned himself a best actor golden globe nomination along with christian bale. it is nominated in the comedy category. you just saw it and you said it did a good job explaining the 2008 financial crisis. >> i went to the cinema on my own which i adore doing. that's point one. point two, yes it breaks the fourth wall. every now and again a character will address the camera because they really need to understand what happens. as i guess the house of cards element. there's one point where a character turns to the camera and says here we're talking about collateral rise the debt obligations. you probably don't know what they are. here's anthony bourdain to explain. but it's a wonderful thing. >> i look forward to watching it. >> i got to say, that's the in us for this half hour you.
this morning on "world news now," the terror investigation in california. >> fbi divers search a lake near the office building where 14 people were killed. did the radicalized couple throw important evidence in the water? >> trump on top. the republican front-runner's surge in popularity after calling for a ban on muslims is a growing fear of terrorism helping him in the polls? >> campus scandal. eight military academy students posing in controversial costumes. look at that, singing a christmas carroll. the disturbing pictures, the national outrage and the students in trouble. ♪ start spreading the news >> that's right. start spreading the news. a big milestone for frank sinatra fans. our tribute to beloved old blue eyes, his music and his legacy.
it's friday, december 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." welcome. good morning, good morning. >> hallelujah. it's friday into it is friday. my fifth day here. reena is very tired. >> you're a lot of work. i said you're a lot of work. >> i've exhausted you. >> i'm ready for the weekend. >> i think i did that after day one. here's the thing, reena fell asleep in the makeup chair. >> you did not. >> you did. i've got food poisoning. this ship could go down at any time. >> i was worried you had snapped a photo and was about to surprise me with my mouth wide open and drool coming out. >> that to come. >> no. >> i'm launching today an instagram account of hinds the scenes of this very show. that will be one of them. deal with it. >> no. richard, you would never. you would never.
>> but boy, we've got a lot of stuff breaking out of san bernardino. >> yeah, so much as we have every single night this week. we'll begin with the san bernardino attack investigation. "the l.a. times,"" this is interesting, isn't it, reporting that syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik were planning an even larger attack on a location with more people. >> the fbi dive team has been searching a lake near the site of last week's attack and we're learning more about the friend of farook who is still being questioned. matt gutman has details. >> reporter: divers dredging the bottom of this pond for possible evidence linked to the terrorist couple, syed farook and tashfeen malik. >> we did have a lead that indicated the subjects came into this area. >> reporter: hoping to salvage perhaps a device with digital data on it. while much of the couple's story remains murky, the portrait of a gunman's friend who authorities say bought the rifles use the in the rampage becoming clearer.
enrique marquez may have lived a double life. his family members never knew the former punk rocker converteded to islam or that he had married a woman named mariya chernykh. his wife is one of two sisters who married american men. the other sister is married to farook's brother. federal authorities saying they planned and abandoned a terror plot in 2012. >> there had been some arrests right in their area in southern california. probably by the counter-terrorism people that really caused them to rethink it. >> reporter: those arrests four men everyone riverside, california, the same town they lived in. >> was there any connection between marquez farook and these four terrorists? >> i've heard the same reports. it would be irresponsible of us to not look into any potential connections junior. >> reporter: marquez's family saying it's shocked.
>> that is enrique marquez's mother saying how distraught she is. she hasn't heard from her son. >> that's because he's still being questioned by the fbi as an undisclosed location. he is not under arrest. the fbi telling us for the first time it's possible that the terrorist couple came to this lake, maybe dumping evidence in this water after that shooting rampage but before that chase and shoot-out in which they were killed. matt gutman, abc news, san bernardino. >> thank you so much. a new worry in the fight against isis is the possibility of counterfeit passports being used to enter the u.s. authorities say as isis was sweeping through syrian cities last week, it seized passport printing machines used by major countries around the world. a homeland security of bulletin sent to law enforcement last week shows examples of suspect passports almost impossible to detect. >> if isis has been able to be acquire legitimate passports or
machines that create legitimate passports, this would represent a major security risk to the united states. several fraudulent passports have been discovered in europe. authorities say one of the paris suicide bombers used a forged passport to come into europe as a refugee. >> geneva, switzerland on high alert this morning. swiss police fanned out across the city yesterday looking for at least four men. sources tell abc news, a tip from the cia said a terror attack was planned. today's talks in geneva on syria between u.s. and russian officials will be held, but at a different location. and now to presidential politics. donald trump gets back on the campaign trail today with a rally in des moines, iowa. despite the up can roar over his plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s.,ize flying high in the polls. the newest one shows him up to 35%. ted cruz a distant second with 16%, ben carson now third with 13%. it's your voice, your vote.
abc's tom llamas covering the trump campaign. >> reporter: , donald trump may be taking heat, but with republican primary voters, he's on the rise. that new national poll shows him leading his closest rival by nearly 20 points, and some of that polling done after his controversial proposed ban of muslims coming into the u.s. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu criticizing the muslim ban and trump tweeting he's now postponing his trip to israel, saying he'll go "after i become president of the u.s." >> i didn't want to put him under pressure, number one. i also did it because i'm in the midst of a very powerful campaign that's going very well. >> reporter: but trump could be taking a business hit. his proposed ban leading a developer in dubai to take down a trump billboard advertising a golf course that trump is working on. >> if i lose some businesses overseas, it doesn't have any impact on me whatsoever. what i'm doing right now, bill, is far more important than any single business that i own. >> reporter: there's a new poll out on trump's plan to ban
muslims from coming into the u.s. that poll shows that more republicans support the trump plan than oppose it. tom llamas, abc news, new york. this really is the story that keeps on giving, isn't it? the latest poll i saw had 42% of republican voters not primary voters just overall voters supporting the ban on muslims coming into america. >> "the wall street journal" says 57% of people don't greet with trump's plan to ban all muslims. >> the untold story in the poll we saw just before tom's report is that bush is on 3%. so he's gone down. he spent a lot of money recently on television add verts. this super pac behind him i was reading in "the new york times" today has spent five times as much money on him as the next super pac has spent on the next biggest candidate. and bush was at 5 or 6% before they starred spending that money and they've blown all that money and he's gone down. >> because he had a big war
chest for money and we'll have to see how it all unfolds. >> these polls come out and there are so many little stories andnairetives. >> it's hard to tell by the numbers. wait till new hampshire and iowa. so much changes once you get down there. investigators in suburban boston are focusing on operator error as the cause of a runaway commuter train on thursday morning. the six-car train with about 50 passengers on board left a transit station without a driver and went through four stations without stopping. that driver actually stepped off the train to investigate a signal issue. he's now on administrative leave. >> a fascinating story. let's turn to sports. the nfl's week 14 has started with a second -- got the wrong camera, still learning with a second team clinching a playoff berth. and that's a good start for another episode of "sports with reena." >> i like how you call it an episode. it's very good. you know i'm an expert at
sports. >> i get the joke. >> it's not a joke. last night, it was the vikings visiting the cardinals. arizona up by seven when minnesota's mike wallace capped a long drive with a game-tying touchdown. the cardinals got the ball back and got into field goal range. this is field goal range here. the game-winner going through from 47 yards out. that's big deal. 47 yards out. arizona wins it, 23-20 and guarantees itself a trip to the postseason. what do you think about that? >> is that the whole episode? it's over? is sports with reena finished? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> thankfully. >> thankfully. >> thankfully. >> coming up. >> thanks. >> so "the mix," stunts on a bicycle that you have to see as a daredevil jumps rooftop to rooftop. >> it's great. singing the praises of frank senate tra and a major milestone for this frail blazing legend.
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resignation over the city's widening police scandal surrounding the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer. it lasted 16 minutes. a state bill introduced that would make it possible to vote a chicago mayor out of office. >> it's powerful and in its elegance. now the scandal at an elite military college. at least eight cadets at the citadel in south carolina have been suspended. a disturbing image parking outrage. jim avila has the story. >> reporter: the sid ta del under scrutiny for these images, showing cadets dressed in white with pillowcases over their heads, in a scene some say resembles the ku klux klan. posted on facebook by a woman who saw a video of the scene and was disturbed by it. the south carolina state military school, founded before the civil war to defend slavery, and still flying the confederate flag on campus. those eight cadets suspended and removed from campus after they were seen dressed all in white.
the students told school administrators they were portraying ghosts of christmas past. but the school president, in a statement, called the display "offensive and disturbing." minority students, who make up less than 8% of the student body, said the cadets in sheets reminded them of the klan. >> it's stupid if these college students did not find the optics of that to be disturbing. >> reporter: the school has launched an investigation and further punishment is possible. jim avila, abc news, washington. be. >> ghost of christmas past like the ku klux klan. that was just a bad idea. >> it was. coming up in our next half hour, couples fighting over food. those sell by dates prompting people to throw out food. do you have to? that debate translating to a battle of the sexes. >> first, a century of sinatra, 100 years after his birth. old blue eyes inspiring entertainers to follow in his foot accepts. we will look back at the truly
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♪ i've been a puppet a pauper a pirate a poet, a pawn and a king ♪ >> francis albert sinatra was born in hoboken new jersey and got his start singing in the hoboken four some eight decades ago. >> you make the whole world smile. >> who speak for the group? >> i will. i'm frank. we're looking for jobs. how about it. >> reporter: he would become the first teen idol with female fans mesmerized by his presence. ♪ the world on a string sitting on a rainbow. >> reporter: he recognized the power of song early on and capitalized on it, making every song his even though they were not written by him but connecting with the essence of a song like no one else had done before. ♪ fair thee well 1993 he also starred on the silver screen, making his film debut in 1941, becoming the first singer turned major movie
star. >> do you know what this wonderful country is mades of? it's made up of 100 different kind of people. >> reporter: within the next two years, he was landing leading man roles and earn academy awards for best song nominations for his performances. ♪ it's a wonderful town >> old blue eyes cool swagger helped launch sinatra mania during the second world war. >> traffic stopping crowds as frank sinatra opens a sensational three-week engagement. >> reporter: he sang to the wives and girlfriends of soldiers fighting overseas. he was so popular, that he had over 1,000 fan clubs across the u.s. sinatra's live shows are legendry. he signed on to perform at the desert inn in 1951. becoming a vegas institution for three decades. >> who's broad? >> it's my sister. >> reporter: he reached the
pinnacle in film with 1951 "from here to eternity." sharing the screen within burt lancaster and montgomery clift and winning the academy award for best supporting actor. >> and i'm very moved and i really don't know what to say. >> reporter: we can't forget the rat pack. frank sinatra becoming the head of the pack after humphrey bogart's death in the late '50s. along with dean martin, sammy davis junior and peter lawford, the rat pack defined entertainment and style for generations to come as they appeared together on stage and screen. at the height of his stardom, sinatra became a true multi -- ♪ love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go ♪ >> like no one before or since and held court with presidents kennedy and ronald reagan. and always surrounded by beautiful starlets. sinatra recorded from the '30s through the '90s, played out to
sold out crowds around the world and was constantly reinventing himself. ♪ i ate it up and spit it out >> reporter: old blue eyes was the embodiment of the american dream, a self-made man. >> that's what all the people say. >> reporter: who with his american can doing attitude conquered the world. ♪ and if i can make there >> he was top of the list, king of the hill, a number one. ♪ the record shows, i took the blows and did it my way ♪ >> regrets, well, he had a few. but he did it his way. and 100 years after his birth, his legacy looms larger than ever. reena and richard, back to you. >> thank you, bruno. he won an oscar for best
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>> i don't know if it's illegal but it's very dangerous. i would not recommend you try this at home. >> if it is illegal, he's going to have trouble denying it. >> all caught on tape. this cute little dog. owner walks into his apartment and notices these spotser from. food coloring. guess what the dog did. >> he can't deny it. polka up next. ♪ ♪
this morning on "world news now," terrorists printing phony passports. the new threat to homeland security as the government warns isis fighters with fake documents may have traveled to the u.s. political boost. donald trump's surging popularity. the poll numbers coming in since he called for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. >> and new this half hour, a consumer alert to airline travelers. >> the new study out this morning about when you should not buy airline tickets. new analysis by industry insiders could save you money right now. >> that's good information. and later in "the skinny," a surprise performance from madonna in paris. it turned out to be a duet with her son and a touching tribute after the terror attacks.
it is friday, december 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we want to actually start with a scary new weapon apparently being used by isis. it's not a gun and it's not a bomb. >> we're talking about fake passports already being used by the terror group to move people across borders. authorities in the u.s. have been told to watch out as abc's brian ross reports. >> reporter: with the u.s. and other countries on high alert for isis attacks, american authorities are warning the terror group may have infiltrated followers into this country with authentic looking passports it has printed itself, almost impossible to detect. >> if isis has been able to acquire legitimate passports or machines that create legitimate passports, this would represent a major security risk to the united states. >> reporter: authorities say, as
isis swept through major syrian cities last year, it was able to seize government passport printing machines of a kind used by major governments around the world. a homeland security investigations bulletin sent to law enforcement in the last week and obtained by abc news showed examples of suspect passports and said isis may have boxes full of blank passports. the bulletin warned that "individuals from syria with passports issued in these isis controlled cities or who had passport blanks, may have traveled to the u.s." >> the intelligence community is concerned that they have the ability -- the capability -- to manufacture fraudulent passports, which is a concern in any setting. >> reporter: several of the fraudulent passports have already been discovered in europe. most notably, in the paris attacks, when authorities said one of the suicide bombers used this forged syrian passport to come to europe as a refugee. anyone traveling to the u.s. on a syrian passport would still need to get a u.s. visa.
and now u.s. authorities are going back through immigration records to see if anyone did, in fact, use one of those counterfeit passports to come here. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> brian, thank you so much. the world of fake passports, the word comes amid the investigation of last week's california rampage. the la times reporting work done on digital equipment found at the home of syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik shows they were planning an even larger attack on a location with more people. meantime, fbi divers will be back in a small lake near the attack site today, searching for evidence in connection with the attacks. in the meantime, the first of the san bernardino victims has been laid to rest. mourners turned out in covina, california, to remember 27-year-old yvette velasco, who was among the youngest of the 14 people killed in last week's attack. on the day she was gunned down, velasco was set to receive a
gold badge recognizing her as a san bernardino county health inspector. there's a chilling link between last month's paris attacks and the u.s. a serbian arms factory says one of the guns linked to the islamic extremists was exported to an online dealer in florida. it's not known how the gun made its way back to europe. meanwhile, connecticut is acting on president boll's suggestion on gun control. the governor will block the sale of firearms to anyone on the federal no fly list. the u.s. said it rejected a similar ban last week. connecticut, already has some of the nation's strictest gun control laws after the sandy hook school shootings three years ago. >> so donald trump, he is seeing his support surging again despite the uproar over his plan to close off the u.s. to muslims from overseas, the newest one shows trump up 13 points since october. he's up to 35%. ted cruz is second with 16%, ben carson now third with 13. bush there you can see trailing
on 3. it is your voice, your vote. abc's kenneth moton has more. >> reporter: donald trump defiant, polarizing, seemingly unstoppable. >> a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: since that controversial monday declaration, it has been quite a week for trump. global backlash from his critics but applause from his supporters. a new cbs "new york times" poll taken before and after an trump announced his stance shows the republican climbed 13 points since october to 35%. >> he's not going to be the nominee. i'm pretty confident of that. >> reporter: "the new york times" reports another trump rival ted cruz told donors he has doubts about trump's fitness to be president. >> who is prepared to be a commander in chief? who understands the threats we face? who am i comfortable having their finger on the button? >> reporter: cruz later called the story misleading. the national newspaper in the
united arab emirates reported the billionaire's name has been removed from developments. his billboard's gone. he canceled a visit to israel to speak with benjamin netanyahu. who spoke out against him. >> trump would only say he called off his trip to the middle east for a lot of different reasons and plans to reschedule with prime minister netanyahu after he becomes president. reena and richard? >> kenneth, thank you so much. you can add hover boards to the list of items now banned from most mobile comoeshl police. delta, united say the popularized motor scooters are not allowed on flights in checked in or carry on luggage. the concern is still the lithium batteries can catch fire. if you haven't already bought your holiday travel plane ticket, do not do it today. the airline industry, analysts of the industry say tickets bought on fridays are generally about 13% higher than those purchased on sundays. they recommend shopping on
saturdays and suns while tuesdays are the most inexpensive weekday. know what they also say? don't buy your trips too early? for trips from new york to the caribbean, the cheapest trip to buy was 77 days in advance. that's for me very early. >> that must imply that people typically buy their tickets way before that. >> i think most of america are better prepared than we are, richard. >> you know when i buy my tickets? the day before. >> i believe that. >> i'm so disorganized. >> i feel like in the news you never know what you're doing. you could be gone somewhere. >> i'd love to put it down to the news. it's just down to disorganization. >> i was trying to give you a way out. >> i'm bad at making plans. i normally decide two days before i'm going and then i get a ticket. >> if you want to talk about disorganization, these are his scripts over here. >> that also tells you something about the chaos that goes on inside my head. >> let me say this to the dear viewers of "world news now." i've just launched an instagram account only for viewers of "world news now."
go to twitter account, launched it tonight. the opening pitch of the premier picture is reena in rollers sitting at the desk rehearsing about an hour before the show starts. >> oh, boy. without any makeup. >> it's a good picture. >> it's a little frightening. >> it's only got four likes. is that a lot? >> that's all i got was four likes? >> i guess they prefer me with makeup on. >> but i put it up there, i didn't have any followers. it's for you. and we're going to take you behind the scenes. if you want to post a message on there, it's richard, letter p, richard p bacon, bacon like the meat. that's a p. it doesn't even read on the camera. what would you like to see? what would you like to see from behind the scenes of "world news now"? would you like to meet some of the esteemed team? would you like to meet the gentleman who heckles and makes no sense? would you like to see the picture of the salad that mysteriously turns up at 5:00 in the morning? >> i could introduce you to the
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tea sold in 16-ounce bottles. the tea should be returned to stores for a refund. >> americans toss more than 160 billion dollars worth of food every year, thanks mostly to the expiration dates on those products. >> here's the thing. do those dates accurately measure when the food's gone truly bad? abc's mara schiavocampo explains. it's an argument that goes on in a lot of households in america. >> reporter: see this jug of milk? mika wants to toss it. >> this is three days past. >> reporter: but her boyfriend matt peterson says not so fast. >> no. smells good. >> reporter: so goes a common argument for this couple about food expiration dates. matt often ignores the dates on food relying instead on a sniff test or a taste test. >> it's disgusting. >> reporter: but she believes not sticking to the package date could make her sick. >> there's usually a little bit of a debate and i'll be guarding the garbage pail while she tries to get past me.
>> i'll throw it away when he's not around basically. >> reporter: turns out they're not alone. in one study of attitudes towards expiration dates, 47% of women check the dates compared to just 41% of men. >> generally speaking, women are more cautious when it comes to taking risks with expired food because women are the managers of the family. >> reporter: there are common labels on everything from milk to eggs to canned goods. words like best by, use by, enjoy by and sell by. but what do they actually mean? >> they don't mean anything. >> reporter: that's right. consumer reports dr. michael hansen says these are not expiration dates. >> what most people think it means is that the food is bad after that date. it could be hazardous. >> reporter: thanks in part to this confusion, an estimated $160 billion worth of food goes to waste every year.
remember, the dates are often set by the manufacturer to indicate when food is at its best. defining when it's really good, not when it's gone bad. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. good stuff. thank you so much. i'm adding another photo to the brand-new instagram account just for "world news now" viewers. we take you behind the scenes. i'm new to instagram. what do i do? >> go to library. >> that's a good photo. >> this is called the man who heckles in the background. >> hit the next button. coming up, rapping with the first lady and this guy back here. >> and, yeah, nancy grace's magnificent toilet. all of that in "the skinny." >> now you have to write a little message on h ting
♪ skinny, so skinny >> welcome back. time now to kick off "the skinny." i love madonna and when she does surprises. she had a concert over in paris and then she surprised her fans by doing an impromptu concert at the plas de republic. that's her son also joining in on the concert. it was a sold out concert initially at the french capital. it was the rebel heart tour. and then she tweeted out she's going to have an after show performance.
she did this, it's a rendition of "imagine" by john lennon with guitarist monty pitman and she also sang "ghost fwoun" and "like a prayer." >> this has become an anthem after the attacks. a reminder how beautiful that song is. ♪ and the world will live as one ♪ >> madonna in paris. >> and her son david by her side. >> here's another video that we've been looking at today. this is michelle obama, and this is a rap she's put together with one of the cast members from "snl." it's to encourage people to go to college. so she raps in this at the white house. this won't move you as much as the last video. have a quick listen. >> make it tomorrow and everyone can really make their dream true, hey kid, listen in in michigan, that could be you. >> so yesterday, we saw michele dancing to "uptown funk." and it was sensationally good. i'm not sure this is quite the same standard.
but the irony being this is to get people to go to college. it looks a bit like a school project. >> kudos to michelle obama because she's got kids in high school. i hope i'm as cool as her when i have kids in high school. she really makes an effort to reach out to younger folks. she's not afraid to like, you know, put her dignity on the line or like make fun of herself. i think that's awesome. >> after the way she danced in that video yesterday, if you missed yesterday, you can look at it on youtube. she dances, it was sensationally good. >> she's got a career after the white house. >> i think you're right. >> nancy grace, you know nancy grace? she's well-known as a big legal expert. we sometimes hear from her on gma. they built a new house in georgia. we're going to give you a sneak peek. it's a rustic dream home in georgia. look at this. chock full of a lot of different things. this is one of the rooms. i like that little curved window. she's got twins. 8-year-old twins lucy and john. and oh, look at this bathroom. how swanky. this is where you escape to get away from it all. but they've got -- look at, this
is the kitchen area. >> that's impressive. hang on. >> and then. >> that's good. >> is that awesome? it's a slide that takes you down to the basement. i have to get one of these. this is like every child's dream. i wonder how much that costs. look at the toilet. that is the world's coolest toilet. is it not? >> so beautiful. >> we've got to thank the daily mail for these incredible images. i want that toilet in my home. >> shia labeouf, the actor, is taking part in an art project in liverpool in the north of england. this is where he set up a call center and you can phone him and talk to him. a call center in an art gallery. he sits there. i think a few days. he sits there for eight hours with two other people. one person said they've been inundated with calls. one person on twitter got through. as he got through, they answered the phone, they lost the signal. >> he had this big thing of showing all his movies at a
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. richard, what a week it has been for you to join us. >> it really has been an astonishing week in news. growing fears of terrorism, donald trump's proposed ban on muslims. they're just a couple of headlines. i love reviews of the week. it's almost about making things that just happened feel like history. it's a great thing. so it's been a remarkable week and here is a look back at it in our "friday rewind." >> i know that after so much war, many americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure. well, here's what i want you to know.
the threat from terrorism is real. but we will overcome it. >> our investigation to date indicates that they were actually radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims. our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad. they have no respect for human life. >> this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more muslims just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in. >> you know how you make america great again? tell donald trump to go to hell. >> it's my understanding that they have banned 84 pictures from entering the uk. will the government lead by example in considering making mr. donald trump number 85? >> first this board should move tonight to fire the killer of ra
kia boyd. and this board should move to fire every officer associated with the murder of laquan mcdonald. >> i take responsibility for what happened because it happened on my watch. and i'm sorry. >> they didn't find any cancer at all so i have good news. so a lot of people prayed for me, and i appreciate that. >> these are our brothers, our fellow troubadours, they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight. >> i cannot hear you. is everybody here having a good time? >> what a week. lots of things percolating over there. >> truly remarkable week. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, shooting investigation. the fbi now focusing on a murky lake looking for evidence in the san bernardino terror attack. the connection to the shooters plus survivors returning to the scene for the very first time since the rampage. the new threat to homeland security. isis made and authentic looking with boxes of blank passports andable to print phony ones. caught on camera. a man on a bike ignoring a crossing gate and heading right toward a speeding train. and sky high. a stunt a daredevil flipping, spinning and hopping on rooftops. >>