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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines that we're following this morning on "world news now." first of all, a group of armed militia bhebs occupying buildings at a national wildlife refuge in a remote area of oregon. their takeover linked to a long running case between two ranchers and the federal government. full details straight ahead. >> saudi arabia is breaking off diplomatic relations with iran after its embassy in tehran was attacked by protesters. iranians are upset by saudi arabia's execution of a dissident religious leader. president obama is set to announce executive actions on gun control. today, is he meeting with attorney general loretta lynch to review pros. he could make an official announcement tomorrow. federal investigators have released several images of the el faro that giant freighter sank in october during a
hurricane. the remains of the 33 crew members were never found. authorities may launch another search for the chip's black box. those are some of our top stories on this monday, january 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to everyone. let's get started this half hour with the armed occupation of buildings at a remote national wildlife refuge in oregon. it's happening right now. the u.s. fish and wildlife service says work is being done to resolve the situation peacefully. >> the whole thing is lynched to this long-running dispute between two ranchers, father and son and the federal government. abc's neil carlin can i reports. >> reporter: dozens of armed militia members have seized a federal building, angry at the government. >> it's the duty of the people to put the government back in its place. >> reporter: the takeover following this rally yesterday. militia marching through this remote, snowy area of oregon,
carrying flags. the leader amman bundy posted this rallying cry on new year's eve. this is not a time to stand down. it is a time to stand up and come to the county. we need your help. >> reporter: now those inside say they are prepared to use force if necessary. >> one of their grievances, two ranchers in dispute with the federal government over land rights. >> the principles are based upon the constitution of the united states. >> bundy along with his father, nevada rancher cliven bundy were involved in a standoff with the government over grazing rights two years ago. now bundy says they have brought in generators and other supplies preparing to hunker down possibly for years. >> this refuge here is rightfully owned by the people. we intend to use it. >> reporter: local schools have closed for the week. and the local sheriff urging people to stay away. locals here fearful of an armed
standoff. >> bringing in a militant view saying going to rise up if we don't get our way. we're going to use armed resistance, that's just not right. >> reporter: those local ranchers wanted for arson say they plan to turn themselveses in peacefully monday morning but that is unlikely to end this standoff and authorities here are monitoring the situation closely. neal karlinksky, abc news, bend, oregon. to india where the damage is being cleared after a powerful earthquake. the 6.7 quake struck before dawn in a remote part of the northwest near the border we're told with myanmar and bangladesh. so far at least five people are reported to have died most buried under collapsed buildings. you can see why looking attives. more than 100 others have been injured. residents of kentucky, tennessee and other states further south are bracing for miss river flooding. the crest has moved beyond southern missouri and illinois leaving behind this destruction,
disruption and death. a 25th fatality confirmed yesterday when the body of a teen was recovered. he and a friend tried to drive through a flooded area last week. >> let's move to the campaign trail now and donald trump is speaking out after he appeared in a terrorist recruiting video. trump says it comes with the territory when the you're the front-runner, and he has to say what he has to say. instead, he's blaming hillary clinton. claiming she created isis when she was secretary of state. trump also blasted bill clinton who campaigns for his wife for the first time today calling him a degenerate who failed to help her win eight years ago. well, a year ago, who would have predicted that donald trump would be driving the race for the white house? as the election year finally arrives, the candidates who seem the most likely to win back then are already starting to fall. here's abc's tom llamas with your voice, your vote. >> reporter: what a difference a year makes. a year ago, jeb bush was
considered a major 2016 contender. >> so i'm thinking about running for president. >> reporter: donald trump himself was unsure whether he would run. >> i'm going to give it very serious consideration. we may surprise you. you would be surprised. >> i would be shocked. >> reporter: but bush's promised schlock and awe campaign was eclipsed by the ability of the brash billionaire to shock them all. >> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> his rising stardom overshadowing the rest of the gop field. >> i've been leading from the time i announced. >> so many candidates joining the race, they couldn't fit on one stage. but with iowa just a month away, the field has whittled down. donald trump saying he'll make his first major ad buy in early states. >> i'll be spending a minimum of $2 million a week. >> reporter: the national front-runner neck and neck with senator ted cruz in the hawkeye state and senator marco rubio now being branded by some as the
party's establishment pick. a rubio donor commissions this new year's day message over the rose bowl game. america is great. trump is disgusting. then there are the candidates who peaked and ebbed. ben carson chief among them, the one-time front-runner falling to fourth place. his team beset by chaos and back room drama. top staffers resigning as the former neurosurgeon tries to revive his political fortunes. if the polls defy political gravity in 2015, it's now the voters' turn to decide what shock and au may lie ahead. tom llamas, abc news, new york. now the attorney for the so-called affluenza teen is fighting to keep him in mexico. ethan couch's attorney says the government tried to pull a fast one. he says deportation was the government's way of avoiding extradition laws, a much longer process couch and his mother fled texas after a video surfaced allegedly showing him at a party with alcohol.
r & b singer chris brown may be facing more serious legal trouble. las vegas police are investigate agallegation of battery against brown. a woman alleges brown assaulted her when she tried to take a photo of him. the singer denies the allegation. you may recall was released from felony probation last year more than six years after he attacked then girlfriend rihanna. >> it's being called the road rage murder. a designated driver ended up dead after a new year's eve party. police say the shooting might not have been random. they think her killers were actually at the same party. abc's aditi roy has details. >> reporter: police on the hunt for the men who they say gunned down this college student on new year's eve, turning a night of celebration into a road rage murder mystery. according to investigators, university of north texas junior sarah much kleckner was acting as a designated driver after
attending a party thursday night. while the 20-year-old's car was stopped at a red light, an suv pulled up alongside it. the confrontation ensuing. > five to six african-american males were inside that vehicle, exchanged words with them. >> moments later one of the men in the suv opened fire, hitting much lekner in the head causing her to lose control of her car, hitting another vehicle, then crashing. much lechner, along with another passenger was rushed to the hospital. >> after she went to the hospital, she later on passed away. >> her parents gathered with hundreds of students and friends to mourn their loss. >> there's so many people that knew her that she touched their lives. she never met a stranger. >> she was friends with everyone. >> reporter: remembering the tv and film major as selfless, spirited and fun loving. >> she was just one of those people that always had a smile on her face and never said no to an adventure. >> reporter: now police hoping to bring her killers to justice,
saying at least two of the men in the suv were at that the same new year's eve party and asking for any attendee who's may have taken photos or videos to come forward. >> we're sure that a lot of people at the party would have recognized who was in that vehicle and might be able to tell us who they were. >> reporter: police say the passenger in the victim's car who was injured was treated and released from the hospital. they're asking for the public's help in tracking down the people responsible for this tragedy. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks to aditi. what an off story indeed. if you happen to own a volkswagen diesel, start watching your mailbox. recall notices should start going out as soon as regulators approve the automaker's plan 0 make gooden ot program. software installed on millions of vehicles worldwide half a million in the u.s. reported false emission test results. as a result, volkswagen's image has been tarnished and sales have plummeted. >> the powerball jackpot really
getting up there. nobody had the winning numbers in saturday's drawing. the next jackpot on wednesday will be about $400 million. that will put it in the top ten of powerball jackpots. saturday night someone in pennsylvania won what they're saying is just a mere $2 million. three other tickets were good for a million. >> very disappointed person somewhere in pennsylvania. so the nfl regular season is over. 12 teams made the playoffs including the pittsburgh pirates i should point out. one of them is not the buffalo bills. >> no. >> not steelers. my brain, sorry, jack. but at least the bills won their game yesterday. maybe the jets who also aren't going to the playoffs because of their defeat. >> steel ears a wildcard. speaking of losers, we do want to show you this guy. your best friend, right? >> yesterday, before the bills game, this guy jumps right on to a burning table.
he's on fire. >> and once wasn't enough, of course. so he went back in for seconds when you're on fire at a tailgate party, nothing like dousing the flames with beer. >> there's something like this every time. >> go more than a decade without the playoffs, that will do it. coming up, the teams that did make the nfl playoffs. the vikings ending the packers' nfc north reign taking the title for the first time in seven years, while the broncos galloped ahead. sorry losers, only the winners play now. >> also weise are hearing for the first time from the two boy scouts whose bravery and survival skills were put to the test of helping to save the life of their scout leader who was being mauled by a black boy. first a look at today's forecast. >> you know great falls is home to important star tara patrick. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. for residents age 50 to 85.
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welcome back, everybody. getting back out to the tailgate scene. some serious nfl playoff talk. we start with the regular season finale last night on the frozen tundra of lambeau field. i feel like i've seen it colder there before. >> indeed. the vikings already had the lead in the third quarter when adrian peterson, remember him? ran it in from three yards out. then the game's big play. the vikings return a fumble, 55 yards for another touchdown. >> trying to say it was a forward pass situation. the packers, sorry, i'm already thinking about the broncos scored the game's final ten points. it wasn't enough. minnesota wins the nfc north title with their 20-13 victory. >> good job. the green bay pack remembers going to face my washington redskins next week. >> okay. so as for the afc -- >> moving to the afc, i've noted
for the broncos, the afc is going to run through denver now. peyton manning on the field last night went on the second half. this is of course, is their game at san diego. he didn't actually throw for a touchdown but instrumental in leading the broncos to 20 second half points. denver wins the afc west with the patriots loss. so they secure home field advantage through the playoffs with this 27-20 win. how does the whole afc wildcard situation shake out? the chiefs facing the texans will be saturday afternoon. division rivals steelers and bengals meet in cincinnati and then the patriots and broncos get a week off before getting in on the action in the divisional round. there you go. the terrible towel is out. >> yeah, that kind of sums up their chances. sorry, jack. but it was an amazing play in college football that still has everyone talking right now. >> tcu facing off against oregon in the alamo bowl. they were coming back from a
31-point deficit. triple overnight. abc's clayton sandell on what might have been the difference in that game. >> reporter: this amazing come from behind win is not what many saw coming for texas christian university. >> that matches the largest comeback in bowl history. >> reporter: against oregon in the alamo bowl saturday, tcu was down at half-time, 31-0, and down on its luck, a ton of injuries and a starting quarterback benched after allegedly getting in a bar fight just days before the big game, seen in this tmz video. so, the horned frogs turned to backup quaub graham cole haasen, his very first start. despite the first-half pummeling, he says he wasn't worried. >> at half-time, nobody had any doubt that we could come back and take it to three overtimes and win. >> reporter: nobody, except for maybe head coach gary patterson. at half-time, he changed shirts from black to tcu purple. >> black wasn't working. >> reporter: the team battled
back, and in the third overtime, cole hawesen ran the ball himself to score the final touchdown. >> it was 31-0, and tcu wins, 47-41. >> i said, can you imagine your dad passed away, he's watching, can you imagine if you come back that's what i told him before the game, and win this football game? can you imagine what he's thinking? and he did. >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> it's got to be the shirt. >> the epic wardrobe change. >> we'll be right back.
a group of boy scouts hiking in the woods had their survival skills really put to the test. >> abc's marci gonzalez has the story. >> climbing, first aid. >> reporter: there's not a badge for the kind of bravery it took for these scouts to help save their scout leader from a bear attack. >> i thought it was a serious situation, like he may not make it out alive if we don't do something. >> reporter: brothers frankie and vincent were part of a small group hiking last week in new jersey. saying their scout leader was near a cave when a black bear grabbed petro anyone know by the leg and pulled him inside. >> at first i thought he was joking but then i heard him call
the bear and i called 911. so, i called 911. >> reporter: instead of panicking, their boy scout training kicked in. >> the main thing to do was just to stay calm. >> reporter: calling 911. >> he's bleeding from his neck, his arm and his head. >> reporter: and coming up with a plan to help rescuers find them deep in the woods. >> do you want us to make a signal fire? >> yeah, if you guys could start a fire. >> that fire and petro anyone know's barking scaring the bear off. rescuers arriving soon after, airlifting their scout leader to the hospital. >> it was very scary, yeah. >> reporter: so scary, they feared the worst. >> if we don't make it out of this alive, i love you guys. >> reporter: and they did make it out along with petroanyone know who took to heart their oath to help people at all times. >> i felt like a hero because i saved someone. we saved somebody's life. >> reporter: marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. great kids there. must have been horrifying. coming up, the royals as you've never seen them before.
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we can't outrun them. >> we might in that quad jumper. >> we need a pilot. >> we've got one. >> you? >> "star wars: the force awakens"" topping the box office for a third week, raking in another $88 million over the new year's weekend. it's also rocketed past the domestic grosses of both "jurassic world" and "titanic"ing to become the second highest earner of all time behind avatar. 19 days of release. it will be number one soon now. >> yeah. >> rounding out the top three d daddy's home taking in $29 million and the hateful eight" bringing in slightly over $16 million. >> soon to possibly make television history across the pond is a document tritt about
prince charles. >> it promises to give us a nearly unprecedented glimpse into the life of a man who has become the longest serving heir apparent in british history. dare ra hanes gives us a preview. >> prince charles as never seen before in a new documentary set to premiere on british tv. in when anton deck met the prince, 40 years of the prince's trust, charles opens up about his daily life as a future king and a grandfather. and it's quite revealing. >> there's no diaper changes. >> in a pinch i can do it. very nice. >> i'll bet it is. >> someone to keep an eye on me when i'm tottering about. >> princes harry and william also speak out about palace life in the candid documentary. uncle harry joking about who really runs kensington palace,
little george. prince harry adds he can be always hear the wheels of those plastic tractors to george loves playing on. william and harry open up about the lessons of family, fatherhood and friendship that they've learned from their father. >> i really respect him and look up to him because it can't be easy to take so many knocks over the years and fighting as much as he has. >> among charles' many titles the two princes prefer pa for the man who is always there for him. >> you can ring him up and say i'm in a bit of a pickle there or even better, you can off load stuff. >> sara haines, abc news, new york. >> harry or william? >> i'm not going to make that choice. are you kidding? >> so both. >> yes, both. >> both. it's a fascinating documentary, facenating to see the princes there. >> and your follow-up questions. >> yes. >> fantastic, as well. >> absolutely. that's the news for this half hour.
this morning on "world news now," cutting ties. >> saudi arabia announcing they are severing diplomatic relations are iran as sectarian tensions between the two powerful muslim nations continue to rise. what exactly this means for the rest of the middle east. standing their ground, armed militia members in oregon vowing to stay on federal land citing the constitution as they support local farmers sentenced to prison for using that land. how local authorities are reacting to the show of force. taking action. president obama home from vacation and using executive powers to enact tougher gun control. what he's expected to announce later today. and if you're looking for some inspiration in the new year, look no further than this marine who found not only a new lease on life but a whole new voice. it's monday, january 4th, 2016.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> 2016. >> isn't it weird to say, 2016? >> only like three more months for me to write the date incorrectly. >> we'll all be doing that. >> so glad you join us. i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. it is weird. this is the first back to work monday of 2016. a lot of people are probably hurting after the weekend. my voice as a result of it, as well. >> kendis had no fun whatsoever. >> not at all. we'll talk about that, of course. >> but it is hard to start the new week. everybody's a little bit slow. we do start with our top story this half hour. iranian diplomats having a few more hours to leave saudi arabia. it's the latest in a developing situation that has the rest of the middle east on edge. >> the saudi kingdom severed relations with iran after its embassy in tehran was attacked and the confrontation between the two nations how has global implications in the war on
terror. more now from abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: tear gas filled the air in mass protests outside a saudi arabian consulate in iran. as a mob stormed and toed the saudi embassy in the iranian capital. protests spending around the world. angry chants and flag-burning. shiite muslims outraged at the execution by saudi arabia of a prominent shiite cleric, nimr al nimr. who was tried on terrorism-related charges in the ultra conservative unforgiving sunni kingdom. the furious response a warning that the deep global divisions between sunnis and shiites could get worse and dangerously so. >> this frankly is going to make a broken angry and dysfunctional middle east even more broken, angry and dysfunctional. >> reporter: iran, seen as the leader of the world's shiites, warned saudi arabia that they world face divine revenge.
from the pulpit, the outspoken cleric had railed against the saudi royal family, accusing them of mistreating shiites. human rights protested his arrest and trial. he was executed alongside 46 others, most of them accused al qaeda militants. the u.s. criticized the executions, saying it worsens it the violent sectarian divide in the region. that has now gotten even deeper with saudi arabia announcing it has cut ties with iran. and ordering all diplomats out of the country in the next 48 hours. alex marquardt, abc news, london. >> back in this country another tense situation is playing 0 out right now in a remote area of southeastern oregon where a group of armed protesters are occupying a building at a national wildlife refuge. they took over the unoccupied building on saturday after a peaceful rally in support of two oregon ranchers. those ranchers dwight and steven
hammon have been in a dispute with the federal government over land rights and convicted of arson. protest organizers say they are in it for the long run. >> when government steps outside of its bounds that the people have given it, that it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place. >> an attorney for the ranchers says bundy doesn't speak for his clients dwight and steven hammon have been ordered back to prison because of their original terms for those arson convictions weren't long enough. the ham mands say they will turn themselveses in peacefully today. >> last week's floodwaters are moving down the mississippi after killing more than two dozen people further up the river. the flooding left its mark in southern missouri and illinois turning neighborhoods into islands. some homes can only be reached by boat after a leb vee breached. the mississippi river is already a half a foot beyond flood stage in memphis. >> in washington, president
obama is set to announce executive orders and gun control. it's the president's first policy push since returning from vacation with the first family. today, he's meeting with attorney general loretta lynch to review proposals and could make an official announcement tomorrow. he's expected to expand background checks for gun buyers, that includes checks for people buying firearms at gun shows. several republican presidential candidates already criticizing the plans. and 32 days later, part of the site of the deadly terror attack in san bernardino will reopen today. nearly 600 employees of the inland regional center are returning to work. however the conference building where the shooters killed 14 people remains closed indefinitely that is. there will also be a memorial today to honor the victims of the december 2nd shootings. well, it may seem like the race for the white house has been going on forever now. the election year though is just four days old and in just four short weeks, it is the first
iowa caucus. here is abc's cecilia vega with your voice, your vote. >> reporter: a year ago it seemed the presidency might be hillary clinton's race to lose. who would have thought 12 months later a democratic socialist from vermont and a billionaire reality tv star would pose the biggest threat to her dream. >> are you ready for a radical idea? >> reporter: her main challenger senator bernie sanders continues to draw large and enthusiastic crowds. >> we have received 2.5 million individual contributions, more than any campaign in the history of the united states of america. >> reporter: a twist. ugly attacks from a former friend just a few years ago, trump had nothing but praise for the clintons. >> hillary's a great friend of mine. her husband is a great friend of mine. they're fantastic people. >> reporter: now aiming his attacks not only at his
potential rival, but taking shots at hillary's husband, as well. >> she wants to accuse me of things and the husband weighs one of the great abusers of the world? give me a break. give me a break. >> reporter: those attacks not stopping clinton from bringing what she calls her secret weapon to the campaign trail. the former president heads to new hampshire a place where both clintons have enjoyed political comebacks. but this time, this is sanders' backyard where he's been leading in the polls since august. >> let's make this happen. i need your help. i need your support. >> cecilia vega, abc news, new york. >> so i have bad news for you. don't go into a mcdonald's today looking for its dollar menu. as of today, it's gone replaced by the mcpick two. well, for $2, customers can pick two items choosing from a mcdouble, a mcchicken, small fries and mozzarella sticks, mcpick two gets a five-week trial but the fast food giant says it plans to stick with the
concept only changing the choices. >> i feel like i don't remember the last time i was in mcdonald's. they definitely didn't have cheese sticks on the menu when i was in there. >> that is something new. they still had the mcdlt. it's cold on one side, warm on the other side. >> terrible. >> together it's just heaven. >> good pitchman. so there are a lot of people in my old stomping grounds of boston rather annoyed right now with the boston globe. there's a bit of a problem. their paper isn't being delivered. >> so staff for the paper tried to help out yesterday. they were delivering papers to grateful subscribers, reporters, editors, photographers and other employees all made the rounds. >> the globe changed their delivery companies in late december and the change has been rough to say the least. among the problems, the new company has yet to hire enough drivers to cover their delivery routes. so i mean the idea that you could be getting your person from the person that wrote the
story in the paper on the front page, i guess management when they send them out said make sure you have a flashlight, gps. you need it all. >> it's kind of cool. mind you it's a herculean effort. 200,000 subscribers to the sunday paper. imagine making all those routes. >> 100 neighborhoods or zip codes missing from the delivery route. i do think in the end, subscribe serious probably appreciate the paper and the staff that much more after that. >> and everybody under 34 years old in boston is saying what's a newspaper? what's the big deal? what's the boston globe? all right, coming up, a new study aiming to explain why men may be better than women under pressure. it's the study. i'm not -- >> we'll see about that. also finding his voice. the wounded warrior using the power of music to heal along with a very special collaborators. >> first a massive explosion leveling one home and leave the neighborhood looking like a war zone. what investigators think caused the powerful shock and do
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else to stay for now because the house is considered uninhabitable. >> now as we turn to a devastating scene inside one neighborhood in oklahoma city, shattered by a powerful natural gas explosion. >> dozens of homes were damaged, some so badly they are a total loss as investigators try to figure out exactly what happened. here's abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: a massive cleanup in this oklahoma city neighborhood. after a home exploded into pieces early saturday morning. >> this house just exploded. >> reporter: the force of the blast so strong, it measured on an earthquake seismograph. damaging more than 50 homes nearby. >> i said, oh, my god, that house is gone. >> reporter: another neighbor shooting this dramatic cell phone video. >> it's completely gone. that whole, entire house is completely gone. >> reporter: incredibly, a man sleeping inside the house survived. he remains hospitalized in fair condition. fir officials say the local gas company was working on a meter near the home when a fire started.
moments later, the explosion. neighbors could smell a problem. >> i told my dad that i smell natural gas, and my next thought was, something exploded. >> reporter: oklahoma natural gas tells abc news it's still investigating and is helping those affected. we've seen dangerous gas explosions before, like this one that obliterated a home in new jersey. safety experts say if you smell natural gas at home or in your neighborhood, that means immediate danger. get out, do not turn on any lights, an electric spark can ignite the gas, and call 911. phillip mena, abc news, new york. some dramatic pictures there in oklahoma. coming up in our next half hour, another airbnb disaster, an oakland california couple thought they were renting out their home to a young man in the area visiting family and friends, but just wait until you hear who it really turned out to be. >> first though a new year's
>> this is an incredible story about this one marine who found not only a new purpose but really a whole new family thanks to this very special group of people who offered him a second chance to find a new voice. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> you may say i'm a dreamer. >> reporter: for tim donley, every new year, every new day is one he never thought he would see. four years ago, just days after his 20th birthday, the young marine was on his first deployment to afghanistan. >> we were doing a dismounted patrol through the village and the ied was buried in the wall right next to me. >> reporter: a bomb that would take both legs and seriously damage his right arm. for a gifted singer who loved to play the guitar, the injuries were almost too much to bear. >> 2 1/2, 3 months after i got hurt, i couldn't even listen to
music at all. it just -- it was too hard. >> reporter: it would take a very special team to help tim find himself, his voice again. ♪ teacher leave those kids alone ♪ hey, teacher, leave those kids alone. >> reporter: the musicorps band of wounded warriors. musicorps is the brainchild of arthur bloom, a trained classical pia analyst. >> i was invited to walter reid to meet a soldier who was injured in iraq. he used to play drums. he was blown up by a roadside bomb and he lost his leg and he was concerned how am i going to play the drums again without my leg. >> reporter: as the fledgling program grew, it gained the attention of some true rock stars like roger waters formerly of pink floyd.
>> i don't treat them like wounded guys. i treat them like musicians. they've worked and worked and worked these guys. that is why they're so good. >> reporter: good is an understatement. they are magnificent. ♪ i'm only halfway home >> tim in the band brings the house down at a standup for heroes concert just nine months after his devastating injury. ♪ i've got a wide wide river to cross ♪ >> one of the things about tim is that you see his injuries are so severe, but they're irrelevant when he's singing. >> reporter: since then, the band has played sold out concert hauls as they hope to help even more of the wounded including those with invisible wounds. >> we work with about 50 a year. walter reed is still full of very injured patients.
>> reporter: for tim, happiness now reaches far beyond the stage. six months ago, balancing on prosthetic limbs, he married kelly fiddler at a seaside wedding. > i'm enjoying being married. it's great. when people let me know that i, you know, helped them understand a little bit more about you know all these guys and what they go through, it doesn't get any better than that. ♪ shine on you crazy diamonds >> reporter: martha raddatz, abc news, washington. that was a really powerful story. >> i've got to say he sounds absolutely fantastic. and to know that story, his back story makes it even more heartwarming. doesn't it? >> absolutely. the fact that we can write and sing and also perform, they get to work with musicians like sheryl crowe. i like what roger waters said he treats them like musicians together. >> coming up, why men perform
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psychology study. >> blame it on science. >> it is recorded in the journal of economic psychology. women were terrible. >> okay. well. >> i kind of sound like donald trump. and a few of them were actually okay. >> okay. so moving on here to gaming. i do think i know most men are better gamers i guess. but one guy he didn't. >> most men are better players. >> oh, my. just derailing. >> this guy left his nintendo, his super nintendo console on for 20 years. take a look if you're watching. that's a game you have to insert. he had to blow the dust out of it. he didn't want to lose his score. like games now, they will hold your score for you. this one didn't. he left it on for 20 years. >> i was going to say what does his wife think. i assume 20 years of that, he's
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this morning on "world news now," the standoff in oregon. a group of armed protesters are digging in their heels occupying a building at a national wildlife refuge in a dispute with the federal government over land rights. the latest on this developing story. >> historic flooding. thousands are being evacuated along the mississippi river after floodwaters killed more than two dozen people in missouri and southern illinois. turning entire neighborhoods into islands. and new this half hour, the california couple cleaning up after a new year's eve party left their home trashed. >> they weren't even invited to the party. >> that's the bad part. >> what we're finding out about this latest airbnb nightmare and what you need to know before renting out your home. >> and "star wars" launches itself into the number two spot of highest earning movies of all time, now taking aim on "avatar"
for first place while "spotlight" takes home other -- another honor generating even more oscar buzz. more on that in "the skinny." it is monday, january 4th. we are at 2016. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan today. we're starting a whole new year. >> it is. we're off to a whole new year and it is a mondays. that is the bad part about this story we're going to tell you about in california. this amazing party was thrown. you saw the champagne bottles. they even brought out the budweiser. >> that's where the party really gets out of hand for you, the budweiser? >> oh, man. >> we'll get to that story in a moment. we do start this half hour with this standoff that is happening right now in oregon. there are armed militia members that are occupying a building at a national wildlife refuge. >> and it all stems, of course,
from years long dispute that you two ranchers, a father and son, have been having with the federal government. one federal agency says it is working to resolve the whole thing peacefully. >> with grievances and with guns, dozens of armed militia members have taken over a federal building in the oregon back country. >> this refuge here is rightfully owned by the people. we intend to use it. >> reporter: they moved in on the building saturday. >> it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place. >> reporter: one of their grievances the sentencing of two local ranchers for arson who are in a dispute with the federal government over land rights. >> the principles we are here are based upon the constitution of the united states. >> bundy along with his father nevada rancher cliven bundy were involved in a standoff with the government over grazing rights two years ago. bundy says they have come with generators and other supplies apparently preparing for siege like conditions. he says the protesters will stay
put till the local government gives the two ranchers safe haven from the federal government. local schools have been closed for the week, and the local law enforcement is urging people to stay away. they also issued a statement accusing the militias of an attempt to overthrow the county and federal government in hopes to spark a movement across the united states. tensions are running high. >> bringing in a militant view saying we're going to rise up if we don't get our way, we're going to use armed resistance, that's just not right. >> reporter: those two ranchers say they will turn themselves in peacefully. >> and to our headlines from overseas now, some damage assessment just now coming in after a powerful earthquake rocked india. it measured 6.7. it struck before dawn in a remote part of the northeast near the border with myanmar and bangladesh. so far at least five people are reported killed as a result of this. most buried under collapsed buildings. more than 100 others have been injured. saudi arabia cutting
diplomatic ties with iran. this after demonstrators in tehran attacked the saudi embassy protesting the kingdom's execution of a cleric accused of terrorism. all this is the latest in an escalating dispute between two major mideast powers and two branches of islam. iranian diplomats have been given 48 hours to pack up and go home. >> reporter: israel indicted two jewish extremists for a brutal attack in the west bank in july. one of the suspects confessed to tossing a fire bomb through a family's window while they slept killing an 18-month-old boy. his parents later died of their wounds. it fueled a wave of palestinian knife attacks. at least two other jewish extremists were arrested for violent attacks against palestinians. back here at home, the crest of the mississippi is moving out missouri and illinois leaving behind severe damage from the flooding and at least 25 deaths. the body of a teenager who drowned in central illinois was found just yesterday.
abc's indra petersons is in the heart of the flood zone. >> reporter: roof after roof peeking from the swollen mississippi. the toll from the devastating floods is growing. in illinois, authorities recovering the second body of two teenagers whose truck was swallowed last week by rising waters. three still missing. 25 lives lost, and more than 100 homes destroyed. hardest-hit this weekend, alexander county, illinois. where the ohio river and mississippi now meet. the ohio has already crested. the mississippi, now threatening. >> here in alexander county, it's the worse that we've seen. >> reporter: the mississippi is four miles away, across what is typically corn fields. but today, that overflow is backed up right against this home. for many here, it is a traumatic flashback to the record floods of 1993. the reynolds family taking a boat to check on their mother's home. >> my mom, she's older, and this is where she lives, and this is where she wants to stay. so we're going to do everything we can to make that happen. >> reporter: the mississippi
floodwater surging south expected to crest near memphis thursday and approaching greenville and vicksburg, mississippi as well as baton rouge, louisiana in the next two weeks. a rare winter scare for the communities in the south dreading what's coming their way. residents will be closely monitoring the level of both of these rivers overnight hoping for the best. indra petersons, abc news, olive branch, illinois. >> stocks plunged so much on the chinese stock market this morning that trading was halted. a new rule that went into effect today sends traders home if stocks are off 7% or more and they were. the chinese sell-off was triggered by worries about manufacturing and the mideast. u.s. stock futures are off less than 1% right now. federal investigators may launch another search for a ship that sank in october. on sunday, authorities released several images of the el faro the cargo ship that
left florida on september 29th and then lost contact as hurricane joaquin became a category 4 storm. the remains of the 33 people on board never found. investigators still hope they can locate the black box. the developer of the dubai tower that caught fire new year's eve vows to repair it. the skyscraper burned as the city held its annual fireworks display. consultants are already working to repair the damage to the 63-story building. the cause of the fire remains under investigation this morning. >> next to the race for the white house. donald trump is breaking his silence this weekend after appearing in a terrorist recruitment video. true to form, the gop front-runner found someone else to blame, democratic front-runner hillary clinton. abc's mary bruce explains. >> reporter: forget his republican rivals. donald trump is going full steam against hillary clinton, saying as secretary of state she spread terror, not diplomacy. >> hillary clinton created isis with obama. >> reporter: trump is also
shrugging off his appearance in a recruiting video from the al qaeda affiliate al shabaab which shows him calling for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. the republican front-runner says it comes with the territory. >> what am i going to do? i have to say what i have to say. >> reporter: and he's pointing a finger back at clinton and her husband. >> her husband is in a propaganda. i think it's an isis. and they really put him down as a degenerate. >> reporter: citing this isis video. >> fornicators. >> reporter: in new hampshire, clinton laughed off trump's latest charge. >> the republicans seem to have a particular fixation on blaming president obama and me for everything that happens in the world. i've noticed that. >> reporter: she did not mention trump by name. but her message to him was clear. >> you hear all of this rhetoric attacking muslims and muslim americans. it's not only shameful and offensive, which it is. it's counterproductive and dangerous.
>> as her husband gets ready to hit the campaign trail, a preemptive strike from trump tweeting does anybody remember when bill clinton in 2008 worked long and hard for hillary? she lost. now bill is at it again, just watch. clinton likes to call her husband her secret weapon. and her campaign is confident that the former president will give her a big boost out on the campaign trail. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. new york's governor wants all homeless people to be in shelters during freezing temperature. andrew cuomo's executive order takes effect tomorrow and it requires that all homeless be removed from the streets by force, if necessary. he says he is ready to go to court to defend any legal challenges. it comes just as temperatures across the state dip well below the freeding point. freezing point. and another kind of effort under way to help the homeless at least in cleveland. volunteers are scattering scarves and other winter gear around the city. they have coats, snow suits and children's items for those in
need to use attached to each item is a note. >> those notes read, i am not lost. if you need to stay warm, please take me. slus users of the items are encouraged to pay it forward. organizers say they got the idea from similar efforts in other cities. >> i believe there's an effort in maine similar to that with coats. nice to see them do that. >> coming up, a new year's hangover for one california couple. >> the new year's eve bash thrown at their house by an airbnb tenant and 200 of his closest friends. >> coming up in "the skinny," a little peek-a-boo from a couple of celebrity babies. our first glimpse of kimye's bouncing baby boy and a touching family portrait of one of the first families of silicon valley. but first a look at today's forecast map. arctic blast in the middle of the country. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by airborne dual action. airborne dual action. i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous
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now, the story that we've been talking to you about all morning. this couple in california still recovering from a new year's eve party that was thrown at their own home, and they were not invited. >> this is quite the hangover story, isn't it? they rented out their home on airbnb to who they thought was an older man from chicago but as it turns out, he was just a teenager looking to party with 200 of his closest friends. here now is abc's lauren lyster. >> reporter: this oakland, california, couple, cleaning up and recovering from a new year's party in their home they didn't throw. >> tons of booze in the kitchen, there's beer cans and actually broken glass and stuff in the
house. >> reporter: remnants of a rager thrown by their airbnb guest. reshma vasanwala and her partner jim renting their home to a man who said he would be in the area visiting family and friends. >> he sounded mature, responded, and you know, was very polite. >> reporter: but in reality, the couple says the renter was a teen who was apparently throwing his 18th birthday party. >> people were either jumping on them or stepped on them. >> reporter: luckily, the couple got a text from a concerned neighbor. police were already on the scene. a spokesman for the company telling abc news, we have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior. we have banned this guest from airbnb and problems like this for hosts are extremely rare. but reshma says they'll never rent again. airbnb which has a million dollars of insurance coverage says it's working with the couple to cover their loss boston but they recommend that hosts
verify renter i.d., and meet your guests in person. hand over your keys in person remember you the host have the final say on whether they stay. and the company says to read reviews of the guests posted on the site. kendis and kayna, the party boy in california was a first-time renter with no one to vouch for him. >> party boy renter, i like how she said that. >> and last time renter, as well. we should point out the person who rented the place returned to that spot and was arrested by cops for vandalism. >> they're pressing criminal charges against this kid. how could you not? what a horrible way to start the new year. the couple has to buy all new furniture. there is an insurance policy involved here. >> there was a cleaning fee when it comes to airbnb. i guess this was a little much. >> they were smoking too inside. it wasn't just the beer bottles. >> not just the regular cigarette, as well. it is california. >> they were smoking marijuana according to the reports. >> exactly. >> when we come back here, "the force awakens" launching itself into a whole new galaxy. >> guess what patti labelle is cooking up now. "the skinny" is next.
surpassing "titanic" and setting its sights on "avatar" as the top grossing film in history. >> "the force awakens" has earned $760 million domestically and more than twice that worldwide. it will get a major shot in the arm next week when it premieres in china, the world's second biggest market. >> it will be done by next week. >> here at home generating some movie oscar buzz is "spotlight." >> we cannot stop talking about this. the national society of film critics has just voted "spotlight" the best picture of the year as well as honoring the co-writers josh singer and tom mccarthy with best screenplay. the film tracks an investigation done by the boston globe's spotlight team into child molestation charges that were covered up by the city's catholic archdioceses. >> it's wrapped up three golden globe nominations including best director and best screenplay. >> must see. >> yeah, put it on your list.
next up, a little bit of a teaser from kim kardashian. >> the reality tv star is giving us a little glimpse of her new baby boy. there you see it. saint west she posted this photo to instagram showing saint's tiny hand wrapped around the finger of his big brother north. >> so kim and husband kanye west -- >> sister rather. >> right -- welcomed the birth of their baby boy on december 5th in los angeles about three weeks ahead of her due date. so congratulations to the happy family. >> okay. another high profile family showing off, as well on facebook. >> mark zuckerberg rang in the new year by sharing a family photo. you see it there. his wife priscilla chan and 5 week old daughter. the 31-year-old facebook founder and ceo posted with the quote, "i hope your 2016 is happy, healthy and productive." >> within 24 hours that photo had racked up more than a million likes and shared more than 14,000 times. you look at that picture and you
really get a sense including all his actions since then that fatherhood has changed his life tremendously. >> he's donating a bunch of money because he wants the world she grows up in to be a better place. speaking of sharing, patti labelle heading back into the kitchen. >> the grammy winning legend is again teaming up with walmart this month to launch patty-cakes, a vanilla pound cake and a caramel cake that comes after their phenomenal success of their sweet potato pie that sold out after this online phenomenal review. ♪ how is it that you people who laugh together and love together ♪ ♪ sometimes >> now enjoying worldwide fame from that now viral video. we of course, will be expecting no less than another stellar performance from him when he gets his first taste of patti's new cakes. it will be --
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we are also apparently fed up at work. see number four, how to write a resignation letter. while we're making all these promises that we probably won't keep, how about a new hobby? number ten, how to crochet a beanie. >> i don't know. i bought this. >> reporter: now if only we could figure out how to make these resolutions stick. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. so they got to stick for the whole year, huh? how to make kale chips. >> that's hysterical. >> i love people that are googling and how to write a resignation letter so you can stay home and make kale chips for a living. >> i was rubbing elbows with this guy on this yacht in miami. take a look at that. i think they thought i was a deckhand which is why i got an invite to this. but it was a great new year's. >> important message
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making news in america this morning -- armed occupation. a militia taking over a government facility. the morning, the the fbi is getting involved. extreme weather, the west coast preparing for the worst, as a storm sweeps in off the pacific. bringing several days of rain. plus, a cleanup under way after historic flooding from the swollen mississippi river. breaking overnight, stocks plunging overseas. trading brought to a halt. why the mass i have plunge and what it means for wall street and your money on the first trading day of 2016. and going viral. feeling the frustration and his helmet. the embarrassing moment for an nfl player.