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here you go, mom. thank you. betsy, i can't wait to try your homemade muffins. (mouth full) mmm. snooze, you lose, dude. (mouth full) oh, man. these are so good. so good. oh, man. (gravelly voice) big bubba needs food. come on. feed me. oh. sorry you had to meet mr. belly-face, ma'am. well, i should go check on stan. thanks, mom. (clenches teeth) let's go. get out. drop those muffins. did you hear her? she has to go "check on stan" 'cause what? i pay so little attention to him that he might just walk out the front door and knock down some neighbor's mailbox? well, that did happen yesterday to my mailbox. you know what i mean. now is she or is she not the worst? ooh. god-awful. i can't her. horrible.
i thought she seemed pretty cool. (whispers) wow. ooh. you've always been dead to me, but now you are even deader. way to go, new guy. "new guy"? (door opens) i am a key member of this group. (door closes) i provide the sizzle. (hisses) and, yes, she's sweet, and she makes muffins so good that i'm smushing together the crumbs for bobby. you're making me a muffin ball? you're welcome. (thud) oh. still, ellie thinks she's horrible, so we all agree with her. (door closes) oh. i think i can fix this. half pint, what's betsy really like? i'll always be grateful to betsy 'cause the only reason ellie dated me in the first place was to piss her off. wow, you're like a big, cuban middle finger. juno it, mang. mmm. (high-pitched voice) thank you. (normal voice) you're welcome, bubb. you're welcome. (whistles) ♪ captioned by closed captioning services, inc. jules, would you please pass the salt? sure.
thank you. what? you said something nice about her mom, and now she's not speaking to you. that's great. okay, how about we all agree not to talk about our moms? i mean, it's easy for me because my mom's dead. mine, too. dead-mom high five. people that i used to talk to just don't get it. i know my mom seems nice, but she's like that cartoon frog that sings and dances when no one's looking, only instead of singing and dancing, she tells me i have lesbian legs. everybody has issues with their mom, okay? i'm sure she's not as bad as you say. jules agrees with me. (clank) (chuckles) did you just try and kick me? (strained voice) i'm wearing sandals. you don't believe that my mom is a cold, heartless sociopath? she made me muffins. oh, ellie-- no. oh, great. now she's not talking to me. sorry. no. now i'm not talking to you. best meal i ever had. (hums) hey, new guy. i know it sucks being new. in college, i was hazed so badly my first year of spirit squad.
i just said i was a male cheerleader, and you don't have a follow-up question? i'm good. you know, you'll always be "new guy" until you dig deeper with your friends. hi, guys. observe. hey, laurie. i was just telling grayson here about my first year in spirit squad. o.m.g.-spot, tell me everything. eh? okay, wait. where do you buy those big, honking wristbands? did the girls let you touch their junk 'cause they thought you were gay? how high could you kick? could you kick this high? whoo! (sighs) it's friday, and you're watching sig play computer solitaire? so lame. yo, drop a jack on that red bitch. come on, guys. we have this awesome party house, but chicks never come here. okay? and maybe... the helmet i wore for the last six weeks was holding us back. i don't know. could be, every time a chick does show up, sig shoots nose blood all over her. i get stress bleeds, okay? i could die. you couldn't. look, we need to do something to let this campus know that we exist. okay?
and i have an idea, but we're gonna need some help, so... who farted? oh, good. your dad's here. he was the only one i knew with power tools, plus he's gonna take the heat if we get caught. yeah, you can't kick me out of college twice. now what's the plan, boys? well, i was thinking we steal-- i'm in. now what about you girls? it's time to sack up or pack up. here you go, mom. mm, thank you. did you have a nice lunch with your little white-trash sidekick? mm-hmm. you know, she even smells cheap, like moonshine and taco meat. hey! there's my pretty girl. aw. you know what? i got you a little engagement gift. aw. are you still not talking to me? "no, we're totally cool." wow, i regret doing that. i need a nap. i have been pulling serious hooker hours with my late-night baking. you know, whatever. small price to pay for working on your lifelong dream, huh?
(mouths words) what's your lifelong dream, laurie? since i was a little girl, i have wanted to own a cake shop. i love baking cakes. have i never showed you pictures? do you want to see? no. yes. um... here's my bunny cake. that's a gayke. gays love cake. there's a mermaid cake, pregnant mermaid for baby showers, pie cake... pie cake. um, there's my puppy cake, my bruce willis cake, alan rickman cake-- i had just watched "die hard." unicorn cake, burrito cake... oh, and these tiny ones-- they're boob-shaped cupcakes. i thought that they would sell twice as fast because it would be weird for someone to come in and just buy one, right? i have more in my bag-- pictures. hold on. all right. so... how could you not believe me about my mom? you're my best friend. all i ask is that you have blind faith in me and that you hit me with a shovel if i ever got a toe ring. fine. if you say she's the devil, then all right, she's the devil. (door opens) (betsy) sorry it's not wrapped. (whispers) all right...
ow! what are you doing? showing you hell. jules had to leave. ungrateful little bitch. she'd ruin this scarf anyway with that tacky black hair dye. with all that eyeliner, god forbid she starts crying. she'd look like alice cooper. probably. (voice breaking) who's alice cooper? (whispers) don't. was she pretty? introducing centrum vitamints. a brand new multivitamin you enjoy like a mint. with a full spectrum of essential nutrients... surprisingly smooth, refreshingly cool. i see you found the vitamints. new centrum vitamints. a delicious new way to get your multivitamins.
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i ever felt good about myself after being around my mom. sweetie, you're not only my soul mate. you're my moral compass. just tell me, do i really need to keep her in my life? it's a toughie because-- i'm not talking to you. seriously, dude? sorry. my bad. yes. she stays in your life. that's how family works. but there's nothing good about her. untrue. she's 66 and still hot. that bodes well for me. (chuckles) keep moving. i can't remember one nice thing she's ever said to me. maybe she just can't say it to your face. whatever. i don't care. oh. well, see, now i know you care. that's your tell-- hitting the people you love. i mean, most people use words, but it's not important. now do you want me to get your mom to say something nice about you? i don't care. stop it. yes, please. what? we're stealing the cougar statue? yeah!
we're just casing it for now, okay? so act natural. hey. (sighs) dad, what, are you fake hacky-sacking? got a good volley going on right now. why does this school even have a cougar? nothing here has anything to do with cougars. who cares? if we steal it, our house will finally be the party house and not just the house where that dental student blew his head off. your house is haunted by a ghost dentist? i'm scared of both of those things. all right. that's a big-ass cat, so i called in a man with a truck. come here. howdy, trav. grandpa. look, i appreciate you wanting to help, but we're gonna do some pretty shady stuff. i'm not quite sure it's up your al--oh! are you kidding me? what the hell? (man) hey! be cool, boys. be cool. they went that way. thanks. they never suspect the old guy. rolo? oh, yeah. okay. since you recently found out you're a dad,
i baked you a "congrats on your baby that you had "with the drunk girl that you picked up at your bar before you started dating jules" cake. ♪ ta-da and it's a ladybug, which is relevant in... zero ways. i was gonna bake a red velvet baby, but then i thought it might be weird to eat your own baby. i had a hamster that did that once. it was so super gross... (whispers) but i could not look away. (normal voice, laughs) nature. oh! i gotta go. i'm late for work. (laughing) work. are you happy? thanks to you, i've been the target of laurie's mouth cannon for two days straight. "cake. cake. giant jewelry. hot black guys. cake." poor grayson. your life is just like a blues song. ♪ ba-da-da da-da, my thoughtful friends ♪ ♪ da-da-da da-da, bring me ladybug cake ♪ (man) ah, good. you finally serve desserts here. i'll have a piece. uh, that's not for sale.
come on! sell the cake. you'll be a dream-maker like, uh, simon cowell. i'm not gonna do that. i'll give you 10 bucks for a slice. done. let's make some dreams happen. mom! free wine over here! come over! oh, great. if you want her to trust you and open up, you're gonna have to be as mean as she is. i can be junkyard nasty, bitch. i'm sorry. you're so pretty. fail. you're gonna have to crank that "mean" dial way up. i can do this. wine me. all right. mm. mmm. (gargles) well, that's a waste. listen. (whispers) yeah. once you enter her world... mm. it's hard to stop being mean. i mean, it's a miracle i can control it. you think you control it? i'm controlling it now. (door opens) here she comes. oh. (door closes) hey. hi. where did ellie go? oh, um... to check on stan. you know, i stole this bottle of wine from grayson's bar. don't tell on me. grayson can be a bit of a cheapskate.
could be worse. (whispers) crank up. grayson is a self-centered pretty boy with a bastard child and eyes so tiny, you could blindfold him with a bead necklace. jules... you're awful. i really am. (whispers) okay. she's in. (whispers) high five. awesome. hey. nice horse trailer. i conceived your mom in there. there's the first scar of the night. hey, it'll hold a statue. now listen. everybody stick to the plan, and nobody's gonna get pinched. whoa. you brought a gun? well, you bring a gun so you don't have to use a gun. what? (click) i'm just making sure it's not loaded. (blusters) hey. there's a horse in here. you forgot to unload annabelle? yeah. i'm old. could we just do this? uh-oh. sig's stressed. let's go home. no, no, no, no, no. this is our moment.
we can't just run away at the first sign of-- (door opens and closes) scatter. scatter. rookies. it's just a surprise. no one's gonna hit you. (high-pitched voice) boop. check out my new menu. krazy kakes! huh? even bought a new oven. you'll make the cakes here, i'll sell them, and we'll split the profits. (high-pitched laugh) yeah! she's not doing it with me. grayson, this is really sweet, but i'm not interested. sorry. (chuckles) how about you give me a 1-second head start for every hundred dollars that you spent on her? so that would be what, like, three, four seconds? 11. that's--that's a lot of seconds. my first husband was the rare triple threat. he combined alcoholism and no personality with severe ugliness.
(chuckles) once the cash was gone, so was i. those may be the darkest thoughts i've ever heard strung together. he was ellie's dad, you know. she definitely made it harder to meet husband number two. oh, bets. (chuckles) you're talking about your daughter. you know, it's a funny thing about kids. you raise them, provide for them-- you do your job as a parent because you have to. there's no guarantee there'll be any real connection, you know. if you had to say something nice about ellie, you could. come on. gun to your head. say something. (singsongy) uh-oh. i'm cocking it. (makes clicking noise) huh. don't make me do it. good night. (glass clatters) hey, stan. is that mine? as you were.
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(blows air) mean, but good eye, 'cause i scarfed down, like, two monster soft pretzels on my way over here. i'm sorry. it's just, when that meanness gets a hold of you, it's like, it jufeels so good. mm-hmm. it's like a drug, but you don't see fireworks or cartoon ponies. jules has never tried drugs. clearly. so... did my mom say anything nice about me? not that i care. ow! (chuckles) she did. she, uh... she said that, uh, that you're a great mom. can i get a direct quote? "ellie's a great mom." wow. that's... wow. thanks, jules. i am such a liar. oh. pretzel? bye. (exhales deeply) i should have asked you if you wanted to sell cakes. okay? but i've learned my lesson. i will never listen to andy again. and i learned two lessons-- one, grayson's a lot faster than he looks, and two, he still thinks wedgies are funny.
(chuckles) 'cause they are. andy, why don't you just pull that thing down? they don't go down. they're in me. oh. you're crazy not to sell your cakes, and i'm not just saying that because i$1,100 in the hole. i don't care. uh, don't say, "i don't care," because it makes me a little, uh, rage-y. i don't care. (sighs) there it is again. i don't care. that's it. i am taking that cake and i'm gonna sell it. no, you're not. don't touch it. i'll touch it. no, you're not. grayson... all right. guys, g-- put it down right now. no. get $1,100-- (all yelling) i don't care! i-- (sighs) i'm still selling this! (chuckles) this is perfectly good. i'm still selling this! you know, before the cougar statue, they used to have a series of bronze sculptures depicting famous battle scenes from the civil war. that's a great story. don't be like your scaredy-cat buddies. there's nothing to be afraid of. ghost dentist! (both) aah! (horse whinnies)
dad, i need to talk to you. wait. what are you guys doing here, anyway? we're stealing-- i'm in! i love it when we do things as a family. hey! is that the fuzz? everybody go civil war statue. (blustering) seriously? and here is your mug cake. oh, is--that's why you called me here? to rub that in my face? that's cool. laurie, i know why you bailed on me. you're scared. laurie keller isn't scared of anything... except for old people smiling at me. i swear it's like they want to steal your soul. it's okay to be afraid. not of old people. that's insane. do you know what i love most about myself, grayson? i mean, besides everything? it's that i know who i am. i'm a high school dropout who works a boring job and gets paid just enough money to buy really loud clothes. and i'm fine with that because i know that one day, i'm gonna run krazy kakes.
but... you get that if i try and i fail, then there's no more "one day," right? my biggest dream was to have a kid. now i do. aw. look, not everything with jill's how i imagined it'd be. isn't her name tampa? her first name is tampa. her middle name is jill, and i'm going with "jill." why? the point is it's amazing having jill in my life. the reality's better than the dreams ever were, and you'll never know if that's true for you unless you roll the dice. grayson... (inhales sharply) (whimpers) roy. roy, go back to your table. okay? i'll bring you a beer. (sighs) thanks, new guy. all right. let's sell some cakes. right. (chuckles) ah. you need to really work on that nosebleed, sig. that's why you don't have a girlfriend, man. i'm sorry, man. 'cause you always got nosebleeds. i told you-- no way. you guys got it. yep, plus i learned something that's gonna help us in college.
campus cops will forget anything for 20 bucks. they will. boys, let's go celebrate. i'm gonna show you how to score free pizza. who wants to fake-choke on a sausage? ooh, i'm in. june bug. didn't you want to talk? (door opens) dad, you never let me do anything. (door closes) i let you commit a felony tonight. now what's on your mind? all right. ellie's mom is just so awful, and i know you can't close the door on family, but-- horse feathers. do you think bobby and i enjoyed helping travis steal that statue? i do. you're right. it was awesome. (both chuckle) but even it had stunk, we still would have been there, because the people we love need to know that we're always on their side. you don't get a free pass just because you share the same blood. being part of a family's something you got to earn. otherwise, the hell with you. i'm so glad you're my dad. (pats leg) aw. you guys want to get high? no.
get out. where's your mom? packing. car's coming to take her to the airport. (paddy casey's "everybody wants" playing) i get big carl? mm-hmm. what's going on? are you dying? ellie, i lied, and i never lie. you always lie. i don't. you do. fine, but never about big stuff. usually about big stuff. i think we're getting sidetracked. listen, your mom didn't say anything nice about you. i'm so sorry. i think, deep down, i knew. well, i do have some good news. as your moral compass, i'm freeing you. you don't have to see her anymore if you don't want to. awesome! whoa. didn't expect you to be this excited. can i get a dead-mom high five? morbid, but all right, if you really want one. oh, i want one. i want two. dead. mom-five. are you sure you're okay? don't worry. i honestly don't care one way or the other if i ever see my mom again. oh. well, maybe by cutting her out,
she'll realize that she needs to change. you think she will? i hope so. (betsy) ellie! the car's here. i'm gonna head out now so i have time to buy magazines at the airport. okay, mom. i'll come over and say good-bye. no, no, that's okay. thanks for the visit. i'm sure we'll talk soon. bye, mom. want a hug? ♪ 'cause everybody wants to feel needed sometimes ♪ (whispers) i don't lie. you do. so much. never. you lie all the time. i don't want to lie. never met someone that lies as much as you. >> important message for women and men ages 50 to 85. please write down this toll-free number now. right now, in areas like yours, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you're on a fixed income
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a dramatic scene as residents had to be rescued from a raging fire in prince georges county pld. the blaze spread incredibly fast from one floor to the next. two residents and two firefighter were hurt. everyone is expected to be okay. general electric is leaving the suburbs for the big city, the nation's biggest industrial company is moving head quarters from here in fairfield, connecticut to the boston. massachusetts is offering tens of millions of dollar fwhz incentives but ge also chose boston because it is wants to become more digital and sees a better talent pool in that city. it will only affect a few hundred workers. one move that will impact hundreds is here at al jazeera america where it's going to be the end of the era. the cable news channel will go off the air at the end of april.
after two and a half years of operation, the company says its business model wasn't working. it never really found an audience and it says al jazeera says it will concentrate on expanding its digital news presence in the u.s. despite car sales in america coming off a record year, a new survey finds new car buyers are setting their own record. >> a flu survey finds that 70% of those new car owners are pulling out of the car lots with apparently buyer's remorse. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: gas prices are down and car sales are up. more than 17 million new cars and trucks sold last year, a record. but until you win powerball, you're probably still looking for a good deal, and to avoid common mistakes that can lead to buyer's remorse. like being unprepared. experts say you should narrow your choice to one or two models. know the features you want to avoid being talked into buying what you don't need. >> it's doing the physical research, getting out there,
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and they may soon be followed by the san diego chargers but fans are none too pleases. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: the rams are heading back to los angeles. a homecoming l.a. fans have been waiting for when the team packed its bags after the 1994 season and moved to st. louis. >> the great wrong perpetrated 21 years ago has now been righted. >> reporter: with two dueling l.a. stadium proposals also involving potential moves by the san diego chargers and oakland raiders nfl owners approved the rams' move to this billion dollar inglewood stadium. >> that had the facilities that would really bring a flu kind of fan experience to the nfl and to los angeles. >> reporter: leaving fans heart broken in st. louis. >> it hurts. >> it's just depressing to see a team that i loved and poured all my sundays into for years just leave. >> reporter: st. louis's mayor even accusing the nfl of putting greed above loyalty.
>> fans are commodities to be abandoned once they no longer suit the league's purposes. >> reporter: as part of the deal, the chargers now have the option to relocate to los angeles, too. >> we have a fresh start. and let's talk about that. >> reporter: if san diego leave, the door then opens for the raiders to possibly move to l.a. either way, the rams have a new home in 2016 likely playing at the coliseum till the new coliseum is built. that the new stimd is expected to open in 2019. in the chargers and raiders stay put, the nfl is promising each team $100 million to improve their current stadiums. reena and kendis? >> the stadium's already under way in inglewood. >> it is under way. that's right near the airport. it will be the biggest thing to happen to that part of l.a. since the lakers moved down to the staples center. but hoping the chargers stay in san diego. >> you want them to stay. >> it would be great. does california have more rams than missouri? that really should be the big
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messages a day. >> deemed the most messaged new york women on okay cupid, she chronicles dating woes and wins in her flu book "popular." >> i still don't get texts returned but i get a lot of people asking me how do i get more messages. >> reporter: now she's revealing her tried and true formula for the most eye catching profile pictures. tip one, use a selfie. >> lighting is everything when you're taking a selfie. the best angle is a little bob your eye line and make sure you're looking into the camera. >> tip number two, post a photo that can start a conversation. >> not only do i have a picture wearing like a hockey jersey but i write it in my interests. so a lot of guys can relate that. >> reporter: for tip three, her secret weapon. a dating app called the grade which she is a paid spokesperson for actually rates your photos. >> as you set a photo as your main picture, it will gather actual data that shows you what the response rate is for that
photo. >> reporter: but above all, when it comes to love online, this pro says stay true to yourself. >> you should go florida being you and just don't take it too seriously. >> reporter: kayna whitworth, abc news, los angelesing. > well, when you look like that, it's easy. >> she is beautiful. you're right. she is. yeah. >> apply a lot of filters to your photos and it works. >> or don't do it all like me. send people postcards. snail mail. >> i don't know that it will work. my dating sites, i use t.j.'s photo and hope that will help better. >> no, you don't. no, you don't. >> no success. >> it is kind of hard in this digital era dating online. you've got to get the right photo down, the right moments captured on instagram. too much pressure. >> it is.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news, a city under attack. >> bodies lay dead in jakarta after a series of bomb blasts rocked the capital city of indonesia, the nation with the largest muslim population in the world. the latest just ahead. >> sailors on display, is americans held in iran freed. but why were they held in the first place. the obama administration claiming dim thecy prevented a crisis. >> battling back, donald trump drawing a huge crowd last night and defending himself after fellow republican nikki hilly seemingly criticized his rhetoric. what this may mean for the republican race as the republican candidates gear up for another debate this evening. > we have winners. the record breaking powerball drawn last night and at least three winning ticks. we're on the hunt for america's
newest millionaires on this thursday, january 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hey, good morning, everyone. america's lucky again. >> america's lucky again because we have several winners and if they're watching at this hour, we'd like to say call us, please. i can do with a little bit of a loan. but man, what excitement. we saw those scenes in chino, california, at the 7-eleven there, one of the many places where there were some jackpot winners. >> we have a bit of news of our own here on "world news now." remember i made fun of the 25 people on our staff went in for a pool and we have big news. they did get the powerball, not the powerball, a powerball. the one powerball number which means that the 25 folks on our staff will be splitting 16 cents a piece. >> not even a full dollar. >> oh, no, 16 cents a piece. one person did purchase a fur
coat. 16 cents will be going towards that fur coat. >> congratulations to our co-workers with 16 cents. congratulations to the winners because it is going to be a very good morning for all of those people in california, tennessee, florida. they are at least three winning ticks in that biggest jackpot in world shift. >> and the california ticket was sold in chino hills. that's east of los angeles. check out the crowds. we were talking about. they've descended on the 7-eleven where the ticket was sold. hundreds of people chanting, high fiving the store manager. there should be free slurpees for everybody. >> the jackpot had been building for several weeks to nearly $1.6 billion. millions of us pooled our money or plunked down two bucks for a chance at an instant fortune. but here'sed got news folks. we've just learned saturday's jackpot is the now $40 million. >> and, of course, you have to remember there are winners of smaller prizes. check your numbers 4, 8, 1, 27,
34, the powerball is 10. advice on what to do next time, there's a megajackpot coming up later this half hour. >> of course, we'll have more on that, as well as you mentioned. but we want to get to the other big breaking news story coming from overseas. attackers is setting off a series of explosions in the indonesian capital of jakarta. >> one target was a busy downtown starbucks calf fair where attackers may have used grenades or suicide bombs to driger the blast 37 at least three civilians were killed along with three attackers. >> heavily armed gunmen entered a nearby police station triggering a gun battle that went on for hours leaving at least one officer dead. so far no one has claimed responsibility and it's unclear if but in recent weeks, police had warned that islamic militantsence were planning something big and because of indones indonesia's an large muslim population, it's become a huge
recruiting ground for isis. >> the ten american sailors briefly detained by iran now released. military officials are calling this video apology staged. saying the sailors actions was an effort to defuse a tense situation and protect his crew. a navy spokesman says the priority now is finding how the sailors ended up in iran in the first place. here's abc's terry moran. >> >> reporter: tuesday evening, around 5:00 p.m. in the persian gulf, the capture. two american boats are surrounded and subdued as iranian navy cameras record the scene. and then, a few minutes later, the surrender. images of the ten u.s. sailors, kneeling, hands on their heads, the iranians in control. through the night, secretary of state kerry makes five calls to the iranians, demanding the americans be released, explaining it was a mistake. and those american sailors, nine men and one woman, spend a night in captivity. their passports are examined. a meal is served. and then, a mild, but pointed interrogation.
>> what problem, what matter that you penetrated in iran territorial water? >> it was a mistake. that was our fault. and we apologize for our mistake. >> reporter: asked if the boats were inside iran's territorial waters? >> i believe so. >> reporter: and how were they treated? >> the iranian behavior was fantastic while we were here. we thank you very much for your hospitality and your assistance. >> reporter: the americans are released. the boats head back into international waters. the pentagon suggesting one had engine trouble and drifted into iran's waters. the u.s. refuses to apologize, but sharp questions remain. >> why didn't they call for help? why wasn't there anybody there to help them? why didn't they tow themselves away? and why did they allow themselves to be taken hostage by the iranians without a fight? >> reporter: the white house says the quick release of the sailors is a sign of better u.s.-iranian relations after the nuclear deal. but others see an emboldened iran, challenging, even humiliating america. terry moran, abc news, bahrain.
two new york college students and a u.s. health care worker died in a bus crash in honduras after carrying out a health mission for poorest dents. the bus was on its way to the airport when it veered off the road and fell down a roo ravine. 12 other americans on board were hurt. >> heading into tonight's republican debate in south carolina, donald trump speaking before a crowd of about 10,000 people in pensacola, florida, saying he has no problem being depickeded as angry trump hitting back at nikki haley after saying republicans should avoid the angriest voices in the party. speaking of republicans and ted cruz, he's on the defensive had morning after reports he financed his senate campaign with a million dollar loan from goldman sachs and failed to report the loan on federal fund-raising reports. a spokeswoman calling the failure a mistake, but here's the deal on this. it could hurt cruz since he's
rallied against big banks and wall street bailouts. speaking of the markets, the financial ones apparently aren't ready to turn the corner on the bad start to the year. the dow starts this trading day down 365 points. the sapp 500 lost about 2.5%. since the start of the year, the average 401(k) plan has lost nearly $7,000. the reasons remain worries about china's economy as well as those falling oil prices. there's a new health crisis for flint, michigan. an outbreak of legionnaires disease. authorities aren't sure if it's connected to the city's contaminated water supply. top priority now is getting the residents safe drinking water. alex perez is there. >> reporter: national guard troops called in to hand out water, an emergency move in flint, michigan. teams going door to door, dropping off bottled water and filters for taps. >> we need one up here. >> reporter: water contaminated by lead. especially dangerous for children. worried parents here now having
their kids tested for lead poisoning. this all starting in 2014, when the cash-strapped city of flint stopped paying for water from lake huron and began to process water from the nearby flint river, to save some $19 million. immediately, residents began to complain of bad-tasting, foul-smelling water. tests later revealing toxic levels of lead in the system, but it wasn't until more than a year later that authorities declared this drinking water unsafe. new concerns, could this dirty tap water be linked to a legionnaires outbreak. >> at least 87 cases, including ten deaths, in 2015. the city has switched back to lake huron water, but the river water damaged the pipe system, and lead levels are still not safe. and unlike bacteria and other problems, boiling water does nothing to remove the lead. the mayor here tells me, it could be months before the tap water here is safe to drink. alex perez, abc news, flint,
michigan. >> back to politics now as the presidential race heats up, one campaign foe is taking a more creative approach. >> want to have you take a look at this photo right now. this crowd in south carolina for donald trump and one detractor's sign, trump likes nickelback. now, if you're not familiar with these guys, they're a canadian rock band that had a few hits but known universally for shall we say being extremely uncool. >> the sign was con fis scaled by a staffer but it's not the first time the reference has been seen on the campaign trail. come on, is nickelback really that bad? >> yeah, they're generally regarded as just not cool. i won't use the term we would use for them. the coolest thing they have done, they tweeted out a few days ago, one of those photos ted cruz likes nickelback. and the caption with it was nickelback employee of the month. january 2016. so they actually kind of have a sense of humor. coming up, an ambitious
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police in bat more are looking for two leave its dressed in hoodies who broke into a grocery store on december 28th. tore an atm from the wall and took off. the next day the two also dressed in hoodies were caught on camera using crowbars to pry an atm from another grocery store. they may have gotten away florida a dodge durango. even if the stock market is having anything but a happy new year, there is good news about the economy. federal reserve reports there is modest economic growth in most of the u.s. over the past six weeks, but the signals reported in the fed's beige book are plixed. the jobs market and consumer spending are improving. manufacturing is not. >> the economy may be the least of your concerns for the right six digit combination. >> as we've told you, at least
now three players hit last night's nearly $1.6 billion powerball drawing. the winning tickets sold in one of them at this 7-eleven in california. one also sold in tennessee and florida. look at the scene there. officials say ticket sales yesterday were just off the charts. here's abc's lind a davis. >> reporter: tickets are selling at a frenetic pace. $1.3 million a minute. yes, a minute. >> the winner! >> the winner! >> the winner! >> that can't be the winner. we're getting the winner. >> this is the winner. >> reporter: even hillary clinton admitted she bought a powerball ticket. >> if you win? >> well, i'll fund my campaign. >> reporter: the number is so big, it doesn't even fit on billboards. but what would this historic jackpot of $1.5 billion look like in your bank account? accountants almost always advise taking the $930 million lump sum. investing the roughly $450 million after taxes can give you much more money than the 30-year
annuity. >> if you invest in government bonds, you'll make about 4% a month. that's $600,000 after tax a month for the rest of your life. >> reporter: a $450 million windfall is enough to put about 3,000 american kids through college. the countless options of how to put that kind of money to good use also explain why canadians are flocking across the border. >> hopefully one of us will win. that would be nice. >> reporter: anyone from anywhere can play, as long as they're 18 years old. but the ticket has to be bought and claimed in one of the 44 powerball states. it's illegal to resell a lottery ticket, which is why you can't buy tickets legitimately online. though, that's not stopping brokers from selling tickets to customers as far away as china. one student who wants to remain anonymous boasting he sold 600 ticks to chinese buyers for nearly double the cost of the ticket. linsey davis, an abc news, new
york. can you imagine? at least three people across this country right now. >> raining money. >> yeah, it is. literally. like show you the scene inside the homes. it's raining. >> was that all that you won over the past three years? >> that was all of my earnings from abc in the last year. >> uh-oh. >> taking this back. >> coming up in our next half hour, oscar fever. we're waiting for the release later this morning of the list of the 2016 oscar nominees and with no clear front-runner, it could end up being 7:00 leonardo dicaprio versus matt damon. >> first simba is back with a baby. 22 years after the lion king comes the lion guard. we're behind the scenes of disney's latest tv series. you're watching "world news now." i guess we could go to flash dance after this. >> a
♪ >> i loved that movie. >> it was great. >> more than two decades since lion king roared onto the big screen delighting fans with that loveable lion cub who couldn't wait to be king. >> yes, and now we're feeling the love once again inside. but this time we're picking up where simba left off. here's abc's nick watt. ♪ >> reporter: 22 years after "the lion king" roared -- >> everyone scatter. >> reporter: comes a lion guard a squeal tv movie and now series from our parent company disney. makes me wonder when do grown-ups create cartoons for kids. >> my son came home and he plays
with his friends in the park every thursday. they have an imaginary super hero team that fights imaginary bad guys. that's when it hit me. we've put super heroes in the pride land, sort of the avengers meets the lion king. >> reporter: so the lion guard is simba's son and his multispecies posse keeping peace on the plains. we're behind the scenes. >> when you're on the freeway stuck in traffic is when you get a lot of ideas. >> jose is a so-called character creator a blend of his brother and his boss. >> when you drive you have to imitate it. if he's upset, it comes out onto the paper. you put your acting into the character. >> i don't know if you know this about the cuckoo. a terrible parent. >> reporter: perhaps on the poster tacked to the office wall. >> we stand in front of and look at and elan being pretty tall, we would probably want to go with something smaller like a dikembe but we couldn't say
dikembe on a disney junior show. >> reporter: they do also consult school oses to get the animal behavior right apart from the fact they talk. on lion guard. >> what were you thinking? >> reporter: rob lowe. >> i see a stone. sarah hyland and some new guy. >> an exrated read is totally fine. >> number two here at 14 minutes. >> hey, our flowers. >> reporter: and my john wayne bush buck made it into the show. >> hey it, our flowers. >> the lion guard tv movie premiered in november with record ratings. so clearly these guys know what they're doing. ♪ >> i told you i couldn't do it. >> now i know you're lying to me. now i know you're lying to me. >> you were right on pitch. one more time. >> i hate you all. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in los angeles. >> i hate you all. >> he had a great impression. good for you, nick.
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and now it's time for "the mix." we do know there is a winner florida, high home state. >> yes. >> and high hometown, tampa, florida. two wise guys really smart decided they were going to up their odds. what do they do? ryan and shane, they got over a pool of 270 participants to fork over each $500. >> wow. >> do you know the odds of winning just in general were one in 292 million roughly. they significantly increased their odds by about creating this pool. and he started back doing these jackpots when it was merely 400. enough people joined in to buy $15,000 worth of tickets. they were smart. so now we know there is a winner in florida. >> we don't know if it's those guys. >> high hometown tampa.
>> but if it is those guys we need two them to be our friend. >> and to join the set 0 let us know what the odds are for the elections and other things in the future. >> you know, we've all talked about mid life crisis that i'll probably reach in 20 years or so. but we've seen the scene from father of the bride" where steve martin's character decides he's going to dye his hair and he starts driving a convertible car because of the so-called mid life crisis. now researchers in canada in alberta say there is no such thing as a mid life crisis. they did an extensive survey. they followed two groups of canadian 18-year-olds high school students and followed them for 25 years and they say people are much happier in their 40s than they are as teens debunking the myth. so the excuse for that convertible and hitting on that girl that's half your age, that's just -- >> it's all bow lowny, huh. >> thank you for debunking that
myth. woo wives everywhere will thank you. you remember that sort of heart breaking situation at the game on sunday night with the 27-yard field goal sunday night's playoffs against the seattle seahawks? you remember blair walsh the kicker? kind of missed this one. well, there's a first grader who offered some words of wisdom from tasha lee at north point elementary. >> what did they say? >> keep on trying. what more can you say? it's okay. you're the best kicker was one. another one, the crowd goes wild. we still think you're awesome, blair. another one, poor blair walsh, keep on trying. you. ys are cute. >> there's always next year for you. speaking of football quickly, the panthers and seahawks are playing of course, and they are presenting slurg t ing the 15-1. 15 obviouses of pulled pork a
this morning on "world news now," breaking news. a series of deadly blasts in a starbucks cafe in downtown jakarta, the capital of indonesia. police investigating the apparent terror attacks. we'll have an update coming up. >> money matters. u.s. stocks continue to drop in january with most 401(k)s losing thousands as the country searches for the newest multimillionaires. the latest on the winning tickets in last night's powerball drawing. >> new this half hour, hillary clinton fighting back. >> on the offensive as she goes after bernie sanders. his campaign saying the tactic is backfiring. and how the rest of the clinton family is throwing their weight around. and twitter thrown into a tizzy. over the devastating reports that one direction's temporary hiatus may actually be a permanent thing. is this true?
our full report ahead in "the skinny." it is thursday, january 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we begin with that breaking news from indonesia where explosions and gunfire have rocked an upscale neighborhood in downtown jakarta. police are treating the blast as possible terror attacks. >> one target of course, was a busy starbucks cafe. the moment of impact right there. witnesses say suicide bombers blew themselves up but there are other reports that indicate grenades were used in that blast. two other heavily armed attackers entered a nearby police station triggering a gun battle that left at least one police officer dead. >> at least three civilians were also killed but the death and injury tolls are still climbing. so far no one has claimed responsibility. but because indonesia is the largest muslim country in the world, it's a favorite recruiting ground for isis. we'll stay on top of the
breaking story throughout the morning. >> and we also are tracking another breaking story, this one a happy one. one that had millions of americans dreaming of what could be. >> there are a few who know what will be. there are several winners in the giant powerball jackpot that, $1.6 billion prize sold in tennessee, florida and here. we'll have all the excitement in california. the quiet los angeles suburb of chino hills. >> a huge crowd descending on the 7-eleven where it was sold. these people so happy, you think they would have won. >> we are here because we feel that we won. >> my dad called me and i was like what is going on. >> it's a lucky store. >> i'm very happy and very excited and very proud. we sell that big amount. >> do you think they at least bought a slurpee, these folks? >> let's hope they did. the store's assistant manager saying things had gotten crazy
there in the past few days. and clearly, the party is continuing. that store will get $1 million for selling the winning ticket. >> maybe they should be buying the slurpees for everyone. one round for everyone. >> or whoever the new chino had ion air is. >> there are winners of smaller prizes. check your numbers, it's 4, 18, 19, 27, 34, the powerball is 10. if you get the red number, the powerball number, you get a couple bucs. >> and we split it up with 25 people. >> our staff did win. 25 people here will be winning 16 cents each. >> 16 cents. don't spend it all at the same place. >> more breaking news coming from overseas. stock markets of course, the pain is increasing. asian markets are down across the board this morning after steep losses on wall street yesterday. >> it's the worst start to a year ever for the two main gauges an of u.s. stock market activity. with more, here's abc's gio benitez.
>> reporter: a wall street nose dive. this is the worst start of the year for stocks ever. all major markets down significantly. just look at these numbers. not only was the dow down nearly 365 points, the nasdaq down 3.4%, s&p, down 2.5%. what's dragging the markets down? oil. prices have been dropping and dropping, hovering around $30 a barrel. the lowest prices since 2004. amid concerns of a slowdown in major economies like china. so, what does all of that mean for you? well, the average 401(k) of $92,000 has already lost nearly $7,000 in value since the beginning of the year. and there's an old saying here on wall street, as january goes, so goes the year for stocks. 70% of the time, that old saying is true. and we're now nearly halfway through january. gio benitez, abc news, new york. a navy investigation is under way to how those two -- how those ten u.s. say areas
ended up in iranian captivity. after being released, the sai r sailors are now back with the american fleet. a military official says this video of an apology was staged in order to keep the crew safe. john kerry credits a critical role of diplomacy in ending the crisis peacefully. >> these are always situations which as everybody here knows, have an ability if not properly guided to get out of control. and i'm appreciative for the quick and appropriate response of the iranian authorities. >> as for the nuclear deal with iran, the international atomic energy agency is expected to announce tomorrow that all conditions have been met. that means a decades of sanctions on iran could be lifted as early as this weekend. >> and speaking about that incident, two republican presidential hopefuls are outraged over the entire encounter with iran. new jersey governor chris christie says the sailors temporary detention shows how
little respect the iranians have for president obama. and marco rubio says they knew they could get away with it because president obama was in office. rubio vowed to get rid of the iran nuclear deal if he's elected president. >> well, the democratic race, hillary clinton is stepping up her attacks on bernie sanders as polls actually show him gaining ground in iowa. the sanders campaign says the tactic is backfiring instead helping to raise millions in campaign funds. with more on the war of words, here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: with hillary clinton on the ropes in iowa and new hampshire, her family now out in force. bill and chelsea and hillary all over the airwaves. the target? bernie sanders. the new fight? over health care. >> senator sanders wants to dismantle obamacare, dismantle the chip program, dismantle medicare, dismantle private insurance. >> reporter: sanders outraged, saying his plan would do nothing of the sort. >> that is factually incorrect. and i hope the clinton campaign stops saying that. >> reporter: but on "gma," clinton not backing down.
>> that's exactly what he's proposed. okay, so, now, tell the american people how much that's going to cost them. >> reporter: clinton claiming it will mean a tax hike on the middle class. but team sanders digging into the vault, releasing this 1993 photo signed by clinton, thanking sanders for his commitment to real health care access for all americans. they also sent around this 2008 clip of clinton blasting her then-opponent barack obama. >> since when do democrats attack one another on universal health care? >> reporter: it wasn't that long ago that sanders was a challenger that clinton barely mentioned by name. now, she is not holding back. attacks that her campaign says we will see a lot more of. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. investigators in ohio now say a house fire and explosion that killed a family of four was arson. they've determined what caused the fire but they aren't offering any other details till
they complete their investigation. neighbors say monday the blast shook homes throughout the area. the gas company says testing has confirmed there were no natural gas leaks coming from the home. emergency crews in idaho rescued two skiers after they got caught up in an avalanche. they had started their day at lookout pass, then moved to an area about five miles away. a spokesman from the local avalanche center claims the skiers ignored several warnings and triggered the snow slide. a helicopter airlifted them out. one suffered broken bones. a search is under way for a third person who may still be missing in all of that. the snow in the rockies isn't the own weather system that forecasters are watching today. >> many in the eastern half of the country are looking for relief from the freezing cold and accuweather's justin povick has the latest. good morning. >> thanks and good morning to you, as well. the cold is going to begin to ease its grip, its icy grips in the northeast over the coming days. still some snow showers in the short term, but this will be all
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tennessee, and florida. here you see them, the lucky numbers. 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, the powerball is 10. yesterday's ticket sales meantime were described as being off the charts. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: what happens in vegas stays in vegas. unless you want a shot at the billion dollar powerball. it's the one indulgence you can't enjoy in sin city. so, people drive 40 miles from the strip to the lotto store at primm. it straddles the border between nevada and california. the bigger the jackpot -- >> keep the line moving, please. >> reporter: -- the longer the line. people have waited in this line for as long as five hours. it got so out of control that lottery officials had to send extra employees to help move it along. and everyone has big plans for their winnings. >> we're all going to buy round trip tickets to the moon. >> i just heard hugh hefner's house, the playboy mansion is for sale for $200 million.
so i did go to spend all of this on powerball. >> and how much is that? >> i don't know. quite a bit of singles. but what i didn't realize is that the cutoff was at 10:00 p.m. >> oh, kendis. >> i got there at 10:02. >> are you serious? >> yeah. >> so you didn't end up buying it? >> i didn't. >> you can look at it as your good fortune because nobody in new york won. >> well, true, but i could have won. >> you could look at it that way, as well. >> i'll go make some friends with these singles somewhere. >> when we come back, the countdown to this morning's release of the 2016 oscar nominations. >> big day. is there any truth to the rumor that one direction is taking a break? let's hope that's not true. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
♪ skinny, so skinny time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, it has already gotten here. the countdown to oscar nominations. >> we're eagerly anticipating the release later this morning of this year's academy award contenders. >> there are no clear front-runners but there are some favorites. "the revenant" took home three golden globes for leonardo dicaprio's portrayal of a vengeful 19th century trapper lost in the wilderness and mauled by a bear. >> close behind is "the martian" starring matt damon which picked up three golden globes, one of
them oddly for best picture comedy or musical? it was neither of those. >> other favorites are the wall street documentary "the big short" and "spotlight" telling the story behind the boston globe's exposure of the massive child sex scandal and the cover-up within the boston catholic archdiocese. >> the nominations will be announced later this morning at 8:38 a.m. eastern time, 5:30 really pacific time. >> live on "gma." >> it will be live on "gma" and also live on abcnews.com streaming. > next tackling a new rumor about one direction. >> teenagers and even some adults, i'm not going to name any, have been freaking out all over twitter over rumors that the boy band sensation will be breaking up for good. 1 d had announced a hiatus in august and many of us didn't believe it. but yesterday, "us weekly" reported that breakup would be
permanent. >> but a source close to the situation has told u.s. today there's no truth to that report. big board magazine also says nothing has changed since the hiatus announcement and that the band would comment soon. so stay tuned, folks. >> it's sad news coming three days after zayn's birthday, former boy band member there of 1 d. >> next big news for hip-hop. >> excuse me. i'm very excited. >> all choked up about it. >> they're widely accepted as one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time and yet, they've never won a single grammy. but that's about to change. run-d.m.c. is set to be honored this year with a lifetime achievement award at this year's 58th annual grammy awards. ♪ can you rock it like this, i can rock it like that ♪ ♪ >> those chains are off the hook. joseph "run" simmons, daryl "dmc" mcdaniels and the late jason "jam master" jay maisel
will be honored for their contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. > also being given lifetime achievement awards is earth wind and fire and jefferson airplane. >> all well deserved, guys. >> and speaking of influential rap artists shaquille o'neal making headlines this morning or rather his son is. >> wait, did you hear that influential rap artist shaquille o'neal? >> you don't think he's a rap artist? >> well, maybe. >> the basketball phenom's son shareef has celebrated his 16th birthday party in style. he enjoyed a crazy sweet 16 thrown by his parents celebrity studded with 400 guests. >> the high point his two birthday presents a lamborghini a customized jeep wrangler. at 6'8", o'neal already has scholarship offers from major division i schools including ucla, baylor and usc. >> at 16, those are his wheels.
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, under attack. explosions and gunfire rocking a country's capital. a starbucks targeted. the breaking developments just in. powerball winners. lucky tickets in three states splitting the $1.5 billion jackpot. we're live at one of the stores where a winning ticket was sold. athlete arrested. picabo street, the olympian who won the world over and gold medal now facing serious charges. angry candidate. donald trump on a rant. >> you know, i believe in pain but when somebody does a bad job you shouldn't pay [ bleep ]. >> what set him off at a late night rally.