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the death toll reaching 36 in the horrific warehouse fire in oakland. >> invest gaiters consider criminal charges and maybe murder, we are finding out what sparked the deadly chain of events. here's the latest. >> reporter: while crews used a backhoe to dismantle a wall in front of the ghost ship warehouse -- >> people calling knowing they are going to die, making that a last reach out towards your family -- >> reporter: stories emerging about the final words, mostly text messages sent out by the victims of the ghost ship in moments before they died. >> anyone can relate that not only are you thinking about your faith, but you're thinking about your family and how they are hurting when you're gone, and knowing that that's going to happen. >> reporter: in the meantime, atf investigators told the sheriffs they believe they isolated the cause of the deadly
fire to a refrigerator at the rear of the building. as the search for human remains is coming to an end, the death toll is holding steady at 36, with just 10% of the building left to search. >> in my studio, my dogs, when i heard the cries for help. >> reporter: jose, one of those who escape. the artist lived in the ghost ship for two years. he and his dogs fwarly made it out friday night. >> by the time i got the doors open, it was just, you know, flames starting to engulf my space, so i just ran through, and kept looking around to anybody who i could see. >> we all really need each other right now, we are all suffering right now, and i can't imagine how those families feel. >> i can't imagine indeed. coming up, the river in time. >> naomi judd opens up revealing
naomi judd hid an unbearable pain trying to come to grips with a dark secret, and now she's opening up about it with her battle with anxiety and depression in the book called "river in time." here's abc's robin roberts. >> reporter: naomi's spiral began in 2011 during the judd's encore tour. documented in their reality show "the judds." by forgiving, or whatever -- >> reporter: showing feelings. >> i feel so close to her now, closest i've felt. >> reporter: who was a teenage mom at 18 raised wynonna in hand to mouth poverty. >> from the the day i knew she existed, it's the two of us through the world, and through the decades, we grew up together because it was just the two of us, and i'm always telling her, if i had known better, i would have done better. >> reporter: she says the newly
surfaced realities of the past rocked their relationship to its core. >> we both walked on egg shells. it was very uncomfortable, and we both were just absolutely raw. love her, but there are just times we need a break from each other. >> reporter: are you still on a break? >> yes, we're still estranged from each other. and that happens with mothers and daughters. >> reporter: depression worsened, alarming her husband and daughter, ashley judd. >> reporter: she had to face childhood and confront a dark family secret. naomi said she was molested by her great uncle at three and a half years old. >> i was a cute kid. i smiled and laughed. i was very o bleed i can't. there's a photo in the book where typically i'm posing, hand on my hip, grinning for the camera, and then grand mommy judd made he stand next to uncle charlie, and personalities changed. it's interesting where i hold my
hands like right here, and i look like i'm disgusted and terrified. >> when this happened to you and you went running to an adult, you were so hopeful they'd see fright in you and ask you, but they were not equipped? >> nobody was there for me, in a way, i had to parent myself, and raeld that i got a raw deal. okay. now the big girl, put on your big girl pants and deal with it. i started in therapy. i walked up to ashley's house, a mile that way, and i'd holler at her from her front step. she was home, came out, gave me a hug. >> reporter: one small, but meaningful steps towards recovery -- >> ashley and i are so stinking alike, we have the same mannerisms, we read a whole lot, both love new places. >> in another critical part of recovery is her husband of 27
years, larry. what advice do you have for someone who has a loved one with depression? >> get ready to walk that path with them because they are going to need you every minute. >> in sickness and in health. >> exactly. >> as for wynonna watching this, what will she think? >> i think she'll say, good for you, mom, for being willing to talk about the bad stuff. >> reporter: taking each day as it comes, naomi is seeing the brighter side of life again. >> my everyday life is not only manageable, but it's even enjoyable once more. i laugh a lot. i told my story, and you can tell yours. you're not alone. i'm still here. >> reporter: i'm robin roberts in tennessee. >> great to see her doing well now, especially hearing her story. they say her depression got so bad she's done stints in
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but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. this morning construction crew melting hearts and an 89-year-old on his first job interview. >> a special live edition of two truths and a why -- >> live in living color, good morning, guys, and to all of you. beginning with a construction crew that didn't need a hammer or nails to build one of the most beautiful stories i've seen this year. rich suffered a stroke years ago, unable to speak well. that didn't stop him from sitting on his front porch every day encouraging the construction crew building the new apartment complex across the street from his wisconsin home. they became buddies with rich and called him boss, but, of course, that's not all the crew decided to do.
they bought rich tickets to an nfl game so he could cheer on his beloved green bay packers. check it out. there they are, rich and his son right there at the game on sunday, and the packers won. >> yes! >> a good luck charm. >> rich is the boss. >> invite him back. >> they need that luck this year. >> next up, that universal truth that age is just a number. just ask 89-year-old joe from the u.k. who was bored of retirement taking out an ad in the paper looking for a new job. the war vet letting potential employers he cleanings, does gardening, diy projects, and anything else, but the line at the bottom -- save me of dying of boredom. the restaurant brought him in for his first ever job interview which he aced, and hiring him part-time to clean and prep for hungry diners, but 20 hours a week is not enough for joe at 89. he started sunday and already
looking for to working a little of overtime. >> all right, go joe! >> age is a number. finally, look at this, a baby going viral. here's why. not only does it feature an exceptionally talented beat box r and adorable baby, but it's hilarious. trying to get the baby to beat box, and that's all he gets out. you know, i think that it's never too early to strain the next great world prodigy, but he might have started his neers a little early there. >> oh, i love it. >> she's got a little bit to go there with the hip hop rhythms, but swag like that can't be taught. she's born with it. >> that's so cute. she's picking it up, though. at least the general idea. >> how the events get started. >> that's not how eminem got started. >> you never know. thanks for being here in person. you were real. >> thanks, guys.
this morning on "world news now," the latest stop on the thank you tour. >> president-elect donald trump was back on the road last night thanking his supporters in the swing state of north carolina. he also laid out plans for the presidency while sharing the stage with his latest cabinet member pick. >> and amid some of the fiercest fighting in syria's five year civil war, we go inside a war torn and devastated aleppo as families return to find what's left of what were once their homes. tense moments on the campus of one of the country's largest schools. hundreds of students protested a white leader of the so-called at right speaking on campus. police in riot gear called in to keep the peace. more details on that story just ahead. get ready to rock out with this rock, a stone, and somehow
it's the latest must-have gift to get, but what is it, really? and, really, why? it is wednesday, december 7th. from abc news, this is "world news now." remember pet rocks? how that was a thing. >> yeah. >> is this the come back of the pet rock? >> it is a mystery. we're all trying to figure it out. and if that is art or worth something, then -- no, just imagine. >> all right. let's start the half hour off with president-elect donald trump making his way to north carolina last night for a rally to thank supporters. >> trump delivered a far more restrained speech than he did last week in ohio. he even stopped the crowd from booing the media. >> trump will travel to ohio state university tomorrow to meet with some of the victims of the recent attacks there, but first, more details about the event last night. >> reporter: victory lap in north carolina officially
announcing his pick for secretary of defense. >> general james "mad dog" mattis, as the next secretary of defense for the united states of america. >> reporter: with mattis by his side. deja vu on twitter and trump tower, tweeting about the deal with the japanese businessman and then an unexpected appearance. >> he's just agreed to invest $50 billion in the united states and 50,000 jobs. >> reporter: the same thing as he criticized a government contract with boeing to build new air force one planes, first a tweet, then this. >> well, the plane is totally out of control. it's going to be over $4 billion for air force one program, and i think it's ridiculous. >> reporter: questions over whether he got the $4 billion price tag, boeing releasing a
statement saying it's under contract for $170 million for the next generation. trump flies in his own plane continuing his thank you tour in key battleground states, but hillary clinton city up by more than 2.5 million in the popular vote, they are calling into question the legitimacy of the electoral college and talking of limiting its power, one suggestion guaranteeing that the electoral college votes are awarded to the winner of the national popular vote. the electoral college meets december 19th to cast votes. in the meantime after north carolina, trump takes the thank you tour to iowa thursday and michigan friday. diane, kendis? >> thank you. the new york police department is adding a voice to the call for federal funding to pay for donald trump's security. a top department official joined house democrats on capitol hill to call for $35 million. they say that will cover security expenses for trump between election day and inauguration.
whatever money is approved could be part of a spending bill expected to pass congress this week. a new orleans man finally arrested for manslaughter in the death of former nfl player joe mcknight vm ronald gasser seen in the video the day of the shooting when he was questioned, but not charged. mcknight was shot in a road rage incident, we're told, the local sheriff defending the handling of the case saying they strategically waited for days to make the arrest because they needed to find independent witnesses. mcknight's death was similar to that of former new orleans saints player, will smith, killed earlier in a traffic dispute. his widow took the stand yesterday in the trial. she tearfully described hayes' voice as loud, angry, and evil. he said he feared for his life the night he shot smith. investigators in oakland think an appliance may have started friday night's deadly warehouse fire. the atf is looking at anything
electrical on the first floor as a possible source. meanwhile, 35 of the 36 people killed in the fire have been identified. oakland's mayor said the goal is for the city now to move forward. >> no one ever wants to see a tragedy like this in their community, but when one strikes, it is our responsibility to take aggressive and quick action. >> fire officials said crews will be on scene until the entire warehouse has been searched. the coroner says all 36 victims died from smoke inhalation. to weather now, a blizzard shutting down roads in north dakota and other states in the plains, 19 inches fell in some parts, accompanied by strong winds of 30-50 miles per hour. in the northeast, the snow and icy rain is now tapering off. the midwest is likely to see a new few more inches of snow and very cold temperatures. >> the threat against the transit system in los angeles appears to have been a hoax. that's according to the fbi
which said the same anonymous caller made similar bogus threats in the past. here's more on the stepped up security. >> reporter: one of l.a.'s most famous spots transformed into a tsa security line. that tip warning of an attack on the red line metrostop yards from universal studios. >> that's scary. >> reporter: the stop gristling with k-9 units and tactical gear. the orange barriers preparing for a metro to open under intense security. the fbi says it got the tip from a foreign intelligence agency. a male speaking in i thienglish called the public safety hotline, say officials, with a specific warning. >> our intelligence was that it was universal city station and it was today. >> reporter: we accompanied the los angeles mayor riding the subway himself, hoping to calm nerves. >> it was not something with
massive amounts of people, coordinated, single lone actor. >> reporter: a terrorist threat has three components, specificity, timing, and credibility. the mayor said this threat had two events, specificity, timing, but what it lacked, he said, credibility. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. tension on a college campus. richard spencer's appearance at texas a&m university tuesday was met by protesters. some silent. others shouted insults or chanted slogans. spencer gained notoriety last month when video of him shouting "hail trump" to an audience in washington, d.c. went public. texas a&m said spencer was invited to speak by a former student who rented out the space on that campus. in the final months as president, barak obama is defending strategy against terrorism. in florida, he insisted it is possible to beat terrorists like
isis and still maintain american ideals. he said proof of the successes, no major attack in the u.s. during his time in office despite the terrorists' best efforts. the home improvement store, lowe's, in texas got two of the price of one when they hired an air force veteran, they got his service dog, charlotte. he had five knee surgeries, can't bend his left leg, but charlotte helps him. >> he would not take a job without her, but companies would not take the dog, but now she's a hit and a customer posted this picture of the pair on their to be page, and it went viral. >> gaining a lot of attention this morning. >> i'm surprised that more companies would not have allowed them in there. >> it's a home improvement store. the aisles are wide. lots of space. >> a morale improvement as well. adorable. coming up, we are going inside aleppo for a rare look at the demolished city, and last
urban rebel stronghold. see what families who fled the violence find as they return home. the new warning about kids and head phones, the brand new study raising questions about their safety and what you need to know before you let your kids plug in. and remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter. >> who won the singing contest? diane or myself? easy answer, it's me. ♪ harry's meeting clients from far away.♪
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it was 75 years ago today that japanese forces attacked pearl harbor leading to the u.s. entry of world war i. by the time the attack was over, more than 2400 americans had been killed and 19 u.s. navy ships sunk or damaged. >> a full day of commemorations taking place at pearl harbor today including a special ceremony. later this month, shinzo abe will be the first japanese leader to visit pearl harbor since the end of the warment president obama will join him in the visit. turning to the war in syria, the army and allies seem closer than ever to driving the rebels out of the last stronghold in aleppo. >> meanwhile, it's a ghost town with families who remain caught in the middle of the violence, abc is there for us. >> reporter: aleppo, syria's
biggest city and commercial center is the symbol of the country's war. epitomizing suffering of people and setting up the pivotal battle that could well decide the outcome of the war. once home to nearly 3 million people, this ancient city today is a shelf its wormer self. despite sounds of war, there's an unsettling silence. in many places, a virtual ghost town. some families are now daring to return. >> this is the main gathering area for people who live in this part of town. here they can get food and warm drinks from eight agencies, but they come here to register, to let the local authorities know that they are going home. the arab spring swept through the middle east in 2011, syria protested their government. assad tightened his grip on the country, security forces brutally cracking down on protesters. by then, syria was in the throws
of a civil war. from there, the country desended into chaos. rebels and pro-government forces fighting a civil war were backed by major foreign power, iran, russia, u.s., saudi arabia among others, turning it into an international proxy war, and in the heart of the conflict? aleppo. these images from 2013, filmed by residents of the war torn city, filmed in cross fire. seens like this nearly every day. since then, the conflict has only worsened. over 450,000 killed. 11 million syria, more than half the population fled their homes, creating one of the worst refugee crisis in modern history. so much destroyed, so much in ruins. today's picture of aleppo embodying a people who suffered so greatly. for this family, there's light
at the top of the staircase. the wall their father built to protect their home did what it was designed to do. keeping many of their precious belongings in tact. the boys overjoyed to rediscover lost treasures. transformer. a tweetie bird. in this small corner of aleppo, a fragile, a sense of normalcy. >> you prepared for coming back, knowing you'd come home one day? happy moments are rare around here. and elsewhere in eastern aleppo tonight as tens of thousands, maybe more, still caught in the
middle of the fighting as fierce as ever. in aleppo, syria. >> unbelievable. this has been going on five europes now, and this is what it's come to. >> alex said it's a juxtaposition because in one area you'll see blocks and blocks and blogs for miles of destruction, and then you realize the university campus, and they celebrated a birthday. they are still trying to have life. >> a little corner there. >> exactly, where there's devastation all around. >> all right. coming up, the pentagon study revealing $125 billion in potential wasteful spending. why military officials are accused of trying to bury their own findings. first, a safety alert about children and headphones. the new report that's raising questions about how dangerous they really are for your kids heakids' hearing. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
♪ apple out with the top apps of the year. can you guess which one was number one? >> instagram? >> no, snapchat. >> i still vice president figured out how to use that. if someone can help me, that would be great. >> i >> instagram in the top five, though. potential danger of letting your kids use headphones. >> whether they could permanently harm your kids' ears. here's more. >> rock and roll! >> reporter: yes, indeed, but are some headphones potentially hurting our kids? >> some testing got as loud as a
chain saw or jackhammer. >> reporter: one in five teens suffer hearing loss, and some doctors blame headphones. >> i've seen kids young as 7 who've had noise induced hearing loss. they are listening to their headphones at full blast. you're talking about listening to a rock concert on a daily basis. >> reporter: wire cutter tech guide tested 30 kids headphones for style, fit, and safety using plastic gear and real live children. >> they are fluffy and squishy. they are squishy. >> reporter: the report? >> there's no governing report to oversee this stuff. >> reporter: they claim to limit volume at 85 december bills, loud as a blender, but safe according to the world health organization. >> the best are the puro. >> there's a fail safe limiter. but wire cutter claims others went over the 85 db during their tests. the headphones that received the poorest rating? kids gear, wired headphones,
yep, my kids used them. >> the limiting part on this is gone. >> reporter: it's gone? >> the kids took it off. >> oh. >> reporter: with the limiter, the audio level is fine. without, as loud as 110 dbs. >> it's too loud, but i did like them. >> reporter: in 15 years, never a complain using a limiter needed. when it's used, safe sound is achieved. issue with volume is a user or configuration issue. >> i can play justin bieber. >> reporter: please. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that'll be one reason you want to lose your hearing. they play all bieber all the time. ♪ too late to say sorry ♪ my mama don't like you >> the wire cutter gets a percentage of money from retailers for products sold through the links on their articles. the biggest advice nick took from that is adults have to
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this morning on wormt news now, the country is getting its first big winter blast with temperaturing dipping for millions as blizzard conditions across some states make travel dangerous. accuweather has the forecast ahead. breaking news overnight, an earthquake rocking indonesia, buildings flattened as the death toll is in the dozens and many more waiting to be rescued. new in half hour, vice president biden is never saying never. >> taking to late night explaining why a run in 2020 is not farfetched comparing his physical shape to president-elect trump. saluting this year's class of grammy award nominees. who racked up the most nods, who was snubbed, and hear why this year could turn into the battle of the super divas. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 7th. from abc news, this is
"world news now." >> is that what beyonce will do if she doesn't win. >> hold up. you know, beyonce doesn't need the grammys. the grammys need beyonce. >> oh. >> and we're going to delve straight into that later on in this half hour, but also there's going to be some really, really rough competition, and i'm just saying you have to vote for me. >> okay. just get my baseball bat, hold on. >> exactly. of course we want to start the half hour with severe weather that are passing through nearly 20 states. >> the storm system that soaked major eastern city and left a coating of snow in other areas is moving east looking to be a dry day today. >> but a blizzard hammered north dakota and northern plains with more than a foot of snow. the standing rock sioux tribal chairman told pipeline protesters who have been there for quite some time to go home rather than risk lives in the
dangerous conditions. >> they might not have been able to go home because most north dakota roads were closed. alex perez has more. >> reporter: across the northern plains, treacherous travel. wind gusts up to 64 miles per hour. in morton county, north dakota where protesters gathered to weeks to protest the dakota pipeline, officials begging them to leave, but leaves more dangerous. >> the hill got us, slid sideways down the hill, didn't know what to do. >> reporter: a stretch of the interstate closed. >> people getting stuck, just miserable. >> reporter: in bismarck, the problem is blowing snow creating drifts like this one, and now they are bracing for wind chills well below zero. alex perez, bismarck, north dakota. >> it is cold there.
while the snow is not falling fast now, the effects of the blizzard with us. >> cam tran has the complete forecast for us. good morning. >> good morning. blizzard-like conditions in the northern plains as well as northern minnesota out for today, so traveling anywhere across the dakotas, looking at blowing snow that's going to make travel treacherous on top of that, this coldest air of the season will be moving across two-thirds of the country this week. by wednesday, it's going to be well in place across the central plains. by thursday into the midwest and by friday, it's going to be a big chill into the northeast. we're talking about temperatures 15 to 25 degrees below normal. in fact, much of the country seeing highs this week barely above freezing. we got to bundle up this week. diane, kendis, back to you. >> all right. thanks to cam. moving on now to donald trump, the second stop of the thank you tour brought him to north carolina last night. the president-elect hit on several of his campaign themes including keeping jobs in
america. he also suggested that effort must be looked at almost like fighting a war. he made it official nominating marine corp. general james mattes to be his defense secretary. >> he led an assault battalion in operation desert storm, and you saw what happened. that was the way you were supposed to lead it. there were no games. mad dog plays no games, right? >> earlier in new york, trump appeared with the japanese ceo saying his company committed to invest $50 billion in the u.s. trump said that would create 50,000 jobs and also a spokeswoman said trump sold all his stocks in june, although no proof of that was provided. trump travels to ohio state university tomorrow to visit with some of the victims of last week's attack there. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said repealing obamacare will be the first item on the agenda when the new congress begins january 3rd
saying a resolution to repeal the health care law is the senate's top priority. since being elected, donald trump said he favors keeping some elements of the law including preventing denial of coverage for preexisting conditions. syria government forszs control about three-fourths of the city of aleppo. they are using devices on towns north of aleppo coming as russian alies rejected a cease fire. ground offensive to take control of the rebels began more than two weeks ago. breaking news from indonesia where officials say an earthquake killed 45 people. frantic efforts underway in the hardest hit areas. the 6.2 quake struck under the ocean at a depth of 11 miles, but currently, there's no risk of a tsunami. investigators hope they are close to finding the cause of friday's tragic warehouse fire in oakland as 36 people were killed in the deadliest fire in the city's history. all but one identified.
authorities do not believe the fire was intentionally set. the focus turned to the appliances on the first floor of the building. >> they narrowed down the area of origin and looking for potential sources of ignition in the area. a potential source of ignition could be a refrigerator, so they are gathering those electrical potential sources of ignition, and they are closely examining them. >> a local state of emergency has been declared in oakland allowing the city and local residents as well as businesses to be eligible for possible state or federal refunds as they recover from the fire. an american tourist has died after being struck by lightning while camping in australia. new yorker sam beatty with his partner here, michelle, officials believe the lightning hit the tent and touched his feet killing him instantly. michelle was hit suffering head and neck injuries and it took
three hours for help to arrive. police investigating a scare in a chicago high school. several students sick after eating gummy bears laced with an unknown substance. they have been hospitalized. police officials say it's believe the the candy contained a liquid base marijuana substance. it's not clear if the students knew the candy was contaminated before they ate it. good news for new parents who work for ikea. they still have to asemile their own cribs like the other customers, but now they get parental leave. the swedish furniture maker extends benefit to all u.s. employees, full- and part-time ones. the policy takes effect january 1st giving four paid months leave to mothers and fathers. driving with your child without a car seat usually gets a ticket, but this police officer gave the mother something more. two new car sets. the officer installed the seats in the car and brought her kids stuffed animals too.
>> that's cool. he says he's a father as well, and he talked it over with his wife and said another ticket wasn't going to do what that woman -- any good, says helping people is why he became a police officer so he did that. >> i think the hardest part is getting some of those seats inside the car. >> well, he helped her get them in the car, the hardest part of the operation. nice thing he did, and good way to lead by example. >> yeah. paid for the seats with his own money. good job. biden's comments about 2020 and what he said about running for the white house, and about who was in better shape, him or donald trump. and who is scooping up the most of this year's grammy nominations? who got snubbed? plus, our own grammy-esque competition. >> it's not a competition. >> tune in to see who is going to win. you dropped a pen? >> it's a mic drop. "world news now" weather
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head and shoulders' dry scalp care an explosion shatters a peaceful protest in greece. demonstrators clashing with police in athens throwing rocks and fire bombs. officers responded with tear gas. the confrontation, by the way, took place at the same scene of the police shooting that sparked greek riots back in 2008. brazil, dozens injured after protesters set fires in the streets outside a meeting of state lawmakers in rio. the demonstrators, many public workers, are upset with proposed budget cuts. some police were caught on video firing grenades and rubber
bullets from a church window. they called the act an invasion and promising to investigate. outrage building over the revelation of a pentagon study detailing $125 billion in potential wasteful spending. >> critics are now accusing the defense department or officials there trying to bury the report, but the pentagon is pushing back. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: it's the most expensive federal department, but a 2015 federal report found a jaw dropping report of taxpayer money they say could be saved. more than $125 billion over five years, enough to fund 50 army brigades, or 83 f-35s, money the study says is being misspent on overhead and operations. the study's author tells us the pentagon turned its back on the finding. >> it's 100% approved, and the secretary stopped the process. >> reporter: the washington post reports the defense department got cold feet worried the report
could fuel calls to cut the defense budget. the pentagon is pushing back hard, telling abc news the suggestion it tried to bury the report is false. defense officials say that savings goal is unrealistic, but that they have already saved billions. while some on capitol hill were briefed, lawmakers we spoke with today want answers. >> i was very disappointed, and, frankly, angry that i had not seen this report. >> reporter: now there are calls here on capitol hill for an investigation to get to the bottom of this. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. okay. so now to a political question for you, how soon is too soon to look forward to the next presidential race? >> oh, already? >> yeah. well, one guy who is playing coy with the whole subject right now is the current vice president, joe biden. >> oh. he was on colbert show last night not ruling out a presidential bid in 2020. >> i can't see the circumstance in which i'd run, but what i've
learned a long, long time ago is to never say never. you don't know what's going to happen. i mean, hell, donald trump's going to be 74. i'll be 77 in better shape. i mean, i like that. >> biden said, by the way, he has no regrets about not running this year. >> okay. and he said that he thinks that he would have been the best prepared person to lead the country today. all right. sounds like he's running in 2020. >> he's not not running. >> that's a positive. >> right. >> yes. all right. the pac already just popped up, the biden pac. just kidding. when we come back, who topped this year's class of gramny nominees. >> what drake did to help apple reach a new mile stone. the skinny's next. "world n
time for the skinny starting with this year's grammy award nominations. >> it may end upturning into the battle of super divas. >> you have beyonce with a big stick, leading with nine nominations for her album "lemonade," incoming record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, just saying. >> in each of the top
categories, by the way, but she has to battle with adele nominated for five grammys including her "hello" for both record of the year and song of the year. >> to the other leading nominees including rihanna, who got eight nods, but whose ante was missing from the list of nominees for album and song of the year. >> chance the rapper racked up seven nominations in five categories including best new artist and he's the first nominee to make the cut without releasing a physical album, a historic move for the grammys acknowledging digital albums. >> about time. now explain what a record is and an album, know what to support in the category. they are held february 12 in los angeles. >> looking forward to it. >> we are. talk that drake was snubbed for the hit "one dance," but here's somebody you can't take from him. >> the rapper all over apple music this year, not surprisingly topped the itunes
music lists. >> his album was the best seller in iteens this year while his hit "one dance" that song we just told you, got an apparent snob from the grammys, not bitter about it, is thee most popular single followed by justin timberlake's "can't stop the feeling," and rihanna's "work." . >> she collaborated with drake, holds no. 2 spot on the list with another suggested grammy snub. that was followed by adele and frank ocean. >> what's it mean for apple? can they stop the music? no? they can't? well, now it's push apple music to over 20 million subscribers. >> impacting music. >> they are. >> next from the music to the movies, apparently jennifer lawrence and kris pratt want you to see "passengers."
>> it's got good reviews, and they are doing everything they can short of stripping down atop the empire state building. >> oh, man. >> we'd approve. but they did land in new york and headed uptown, way uptown for a special surprise. >> oh, okay. >> so they both surprised a group of students at the film school in the bronx taking photos and answers questions. >> the school is a nonprofit founded 16 years ago with locations in new york and l.a., and when we say uptown, it's north of harlem. harlem, right? >> surprise guest teaching day. >> yes. finally, the oscar-winning actor who took a massive real estate loss. >> that's right. not in the way you think. leonardo dicaprio sold his apartment in east village for $8 million, $2 million less than what he paid for three years ago. >> unfortunately because the sale happened in a private off
market deal to an anonymous corporate corporation, there's no interior photos. >> we can tell you, however, that it is decked out with futuristic amenities like rhythm lighting, a build-in juicing station, and vitamin infused showers. over the past three years, he's rarely even visited that apartment. he's been representing the three bed 500 square foot condo for $25,000 a month to a former clinton administration official. i wonder if the lighting patterns adjust to overnight hours. >> oh -- >> i was not sure, which is why i didn't buy the place, otherwise -- >> i hope so. back to the grammys for a moment because song of the year brings together some of, like, the biggest of the last year. >> yeah. >> we're putting on twitter, who do you think will win the grammy of the year? of course there's beyonce nominated, adele, and a guy i never heard of in that category. george l. simpson. >> oh.
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so with nine grammy nominations for beyonce, eight for rihanna, five for adele, not hard to see why the awards if year will be a battle of super divas. >> what you're going to witness is a travesty. our own "world news now" battle of the anchor divas with our own gram mmy care owe key. >> we don't have the words in front of us or know the songs. and unlike usual karoke, we are sober. we hope you are not for the sake of listening for what's about to happen. >> we don't know the songs we're picking out. here we go. >> what's the first one? drum roll.
"love yourself" by justin bieber. this you or me? >> this is you, lady. >> oh, it is? ♪ at times you rain on my parade ♪ not yet? >> look -- >> no. it's -- >> wait. the chorus? ♪ mama don't like -- >> this is beautiful. >> it's the verse. no, it was the verse. see. all right. here. ♪ my mama don't like you ♪ and she likes everyone ♪ and i never liked you admit that i was wrong ♪ okay, all right. let's -- ♪ i've been so caught up in -- >> cats are dying. all right, next up. "work," lyrical genius here. ♪ you have to dance to it. ♪ work work work ♪ you say we got to work work work ♪ ♪ you tell me to work work work ♪ ♪ work work work work
>> you really memorized all the words here. >> i did. i got the easy one. >> all right. one more. oh. >> oh! >> ambitious." hello." >> oh, it must be a moment. that's a build up. ♪ hello >> oh, this is beautiful. ♪ can you hear me ♪ i've been california dream g dreaming ♪ >> this got me all teary eyed. oh, my gosh. ♪ i've been california dreaming about what we used to be ♪ ♪ we're so different between us ♪ ♪ we're running out of time >> who won the battle of the ka karaoke? ♪ hello from the outside
making news in america this morning, victory lap. overnight president-elect donald trump making his second stop in his thank you tour after creating another firestorm with just one tweet. and vice president joe biden on late night tv talking about the possibility of a run for the president in 2020. the first arctic blast of the season is expanding over the u.s. below zero in several states and it covers more states in the next few days. campus protests after a white nationalist holds a speech. what they're saying about his invite and this dramatic moment. a microphone snatched away from someone in the crowd. when someone opens fire in the middle of a comedian's act.