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family, consider adopting. that's the message behind this video. it comes to us from bangkok. and we're walking into a photography studio. then you see a few kitty cats rolling around. >> hi, kitty. bye, kitty. >> then some very sexy kittens also roaming around the studio. not just with the sexy ladies, who are, obviously, models, but the kittens actually rescued in bangkok by a rescue organization. one of the models decided she wanted to do something not just to promote adopting and rescuing animals, but also fundraise for this organization. >> it's going on right here? >> yes. >> these are some of the images that came from the photo shoot. their intention with some of these is to create a calendar, although there's no word on when it will be available yet. >> where's bob barker when you need him, too, to remind us get
road. they were stuck there following last month's powerful earthquake. the site is described as unstable and dangerous for that work. a high profile journalist is claiming that a tweet someone sent him touched off an epilepsy seizure. he says he got a tweet with flashing colors and a message saying he deserved a seizure. he's been very public about his struggle with epilepsy. the incident was reported to police, and confirmed in tweets he is pursuing legal action against the person responsible. looking into a dangerous situation that developed in the skies over southern california involving planes taking off from lax. >> apparently started with an air traffic controller sent a jet in the wrong direction. here's the details. >> reporter: early friday morning while a major storm moved through southern california, an eva air 777 jet liner took off from lax to
taiwan. that's the pilot talking with an air traffic controller in san diego just moments after leaving lax. the faa says that's when the controller slips up. she mistakenly tells the eva pilot to turn left rather than right. two minutes later, the controller notices the plane is headed north towards another jetliner. the plane is head for the mountains about 30 seconds later, a frustrated command from the controller. >> eva, what are you doing? turn southbound now. southbound now. stop your climb. >> reporter: several times, the controller tells the pilot to head south, but a minute and 20 seconds later, she's still trying to get him to turn in the opposite direction. turn south now. >> reporter: this played out in the skies over the san gabriel valley. >> we never have jets come in in
this neighborhood. >> reporter: the sound of the jet woke her up. she thought it was going to crash either into the neighborhood or the mountains. >> it sounded like it's getting lower and lower and really loud, really big, like a really big freaking jet is going over the house slowly. >> reporter: the faa requires jetline er to be three miles aw from mountains or 2,000 feet above them. investigators have not determined if the eva jetliner stayed outside the parameters. rob hayes for abc news. >> scary. a, tough to see how that happens from flying in and out of lax a lot. there's a set way of taking off, but i guess it depends on the wind direction, but confusing there. >> that's the thing. in an airport where so many flights take off and land, you expect this process to be almost foolproof. we fly, worried about the equipment itself. planes seem phenomenal that a lot of us don't understand how
they work and wonder if the thing's going to break down, but sometimes you factor out human error that makes things dangerous, but luckily, turned out the way that it did. >> so many airports in the country. good everything was all right in the end. ice golf, by the way, a real sport or a real activity. >> it is. >> at any rate, but this is a little bit different. this may want to stick to the grass version this guy. >> nailed it. >> swings, misses, slips, and through the ice. >> but he stuck the landing. >> it's not that thick. he gets a dunking in what has to be a very cold water to add insult to injury, his friends, well, they were laughing, and then posted it on instagram so us could laugh at him. >> good news is, since he never hit the ball, it doesn't count as a shot, by the way. >> it what?
>> doesn't count. >> no, no. >> he missed the ball, so he's okay. >> the form was off. >> doesn't he have to pick up where it left off so it's in the water? >> no, no, grab it and loses three shots. >> oh, i see. all right. coming up -- >> measure the ice for that kind of thing. >> how much screen time is too much screen time for kids? >> a doctor has firm answers, and kids may not like them. that's straight ahead. coming up, we'll be right back. "world news
♪ >> you performed that over the weekend. >> i did, indeed. >> you did. actually, it's all over instagram, but it was fun. >> this is the problem with instagram stories. they disappear and no one sees the video. >> that's the magic of it all. >> i'm okay with that in this particular case. so holiday time, kids have time off from school. >> yes. >> long breaks. they are excited. >> parents have chardonnay. >> you know who is not excited? the parents. you have to figure out what to do with all the time the kids are in the not classroom. >> first, pour a bottle of wine, and then pray for patience. these days, kids of any age pass time with screen time. we spoke with one doctor who says it's not a good idea.
>> reporter: one doctor arguing all screen time is worse for children than previously thought from phones to tablets and video games is downright dangerous and turns kids into psychotic junkies. digital heroin? you think it's that serious. >> i think it actually affects the reward sensors in the addictive parts of the brain in similar ways. >> reporter: the articles on the topic got millions of views. the author of "glow kids" saying any screen time for young kids including from video games and interactive educational programs can be bad. possibly leading to adhd, anxiety, depression, and even psychotic effects. why? he says because it simply is too much for children's developing brains to handle. over stimulating reward systems, interfering with reality and affecting normal development. >> most of us have to drive a
car, but i'm not giving my 7-year-old the keys yet because they are not near logically equipped. >> reporter: not everyone agrees. american academy of paediatrics say some time is okay and educational programs is beneficial. when it comes to kids under ten? the key is to go cold turkey. what's your eadvice? >> hold off as much as possible. i treat teenagers with addiction, and it's difficult to treat once the child fell into the rabbit hole. >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> i got to take my dad's approach. put on the most boring program he could find, those were the rules. one tv in the house, that's what we watch. >> you got screen time, but just the most boring thing. >> so we found something else to do rather than watch what he was watching. >> i think legos is key to everything. >> i still like legos.
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♪ passenger maybe referring to the movie we'll talk about because if you like science fiction and like sexy celebrities, and who doesn't -- >> check, check. >> "passengers" might be it. >> jennifer lawrence sat down with abc's michael s strahan, take a look. >> there's something else going on here. >> i love science fiction, but it was a genera i just didn't see for myself, and once i read it, it was just unbelievable. >> what do we do now? >> reporter: it's a nail biting out of this world thrill ride."
passengers," they leave earth behind to journey 120 years into the future for life on a new planet. >> hello! anybody here? >> do you know what's going on? >> reporter: when something goes terribly wrong. >> we woke up 90 years too soon. >> something you could do? >> as things are right now, i can't say seeing good-bye to everyone i know and love and peacing out. the journey sounds amazing. if i could bring people i would. >> reporter: there's a decision in the end of the movie you're in a situation where it's even a bigger choice. >> yeah. >> you die, i die. >> reporter: would you leave love? >> depends on the love. does that sound callous. if you're facing getting a good job and the love you're with, like, oh, maybe it's momentary, and choose the job. if you're like, this is love for the rest of my life, screw the
job. >> reporter: one of the most fareless actors, she's not afraid to speak out on issues she cares about. >> i didn't mean to speak for people who voted for hillary, but meant to speak to the divide for any candidate being extreme is scary, left or right. for me, i was the star of the hunger games, so i had a lot of 12-year-olds and 11-year-olds, i know they look up to me and listening to me, and when the election happened, i couldn't help but think of the girls who were 18. i completely understand when people say, just shut up and act, but for me, there are times where i feel a real need to speak to those girls. >> reporter: you're aware of your, i guess, position, if you want to call it that. >> yeah. >> she wrote a really viral essay that went viral, anyway, about females making less than men. she
this morning on "world news now," a suspects terrorist attack in a german market. >> investigators pieces together why a truck drove into a crowded street killing at least a dozen people. we are standing by live with what to expect as the story develops. shocking scene of a russian ambassador shot in the back by an islamic extremist. vladimir putin responding to the assassination overnight. we'll show you how it all unfolded in front of a terrified audience. in ohio, an officer in his cruiser writing a traffic ticket was slammed into by another driver. the dash cam captured the moment as the women intentionally rams him. we have the full story ahead. zblchl zblchl >> if you're in the market for a new phone, you could be sabotaging your current device and not realizing it.
if it's not new, break it. it's tuesday, december 20th. from abc news, this is "world news now." a good morning to you all. we begin this half hour with breaking news out of germany. fir fi officials call it a presumed terrorist attack after a truck plowed into a christmas market in berlin. >> we received word of that overnight. this is a live picture, a scene in the overnight hours there in the heart of berlin. you see the truck is still there parked where it ended. these are some of the images that came shortly after the events took place. some 12 people were killed. nearly 50 others injured. that is the scene of carnage there in berlin. german police say they believe it was a deliberate act, and it's being investigated as a possible terror attack. a suspect believed to be the deliver 6 driver is under arrest, and a passenger is dead, identified as a polish national. >> police believe the truck was
stolen from a place two hours away. the owner says his driver may have been hijacked. brian ross has more. >> reporter: in an instability, tidings of joy turn to screams of horror. amidst holiday lights and trees, one stunned shopper records the scene, people tending to the injured, waiting for the police to arrive. >> first we heard glass breaking. we didn't know what was happening, but a lot of people were running away, and a lot of people were crying, shouting, talking on the phone. >> reporter: it was just after 8:00 p.m. in berlin as shoppers jammed in the market, in the heart of the square by the memorial church. >> you know, it's berlin. it's christmas. you think that everything is happy. >> reporter: police say the driver of this large blue delivery truck jumped the curb at a high rate of speed and plowed through the crowds for a distance of oou yards.
it's front end crumbled. >> went past me, my girlfriend. missed me by 3 meters. missed her by 5. >> reporter: leaving bodies on the ground, packages strewn about. the market stalls destroyed. 12 people reported dead, but dozens more injured. officials say two people were in the truck during the attack and one died in the crash and another fled the scene and has since been captured. german officials have not called it a terrorist attack, but it's the second time this year in which a huge truck has become a makeshift weapon of mass destruction. an isis follower ran through a crowd at a bstille celebration in nice, france, and isis urged followers to copy the nice attack in europe and the u.s. >> they are in the business of maximizing impact on public and loss of life in an indiscriminate way. >> reporter: authorities on notice famed christmas markets could be terrorist targets.
over the weekend, police disrupted two attempts to plant bombs in other markets in german cities, in one case, involving a 12-year-old boy. this attack has the hallmark of isis terrorism. at this point, authorities around the world are stepping up security at christmas markets everywhere including this one in new york. brian ross, abc news, new york. the state department recently warned public places across europe may be targeted around the holiday season. >> but there were no barriers around the christmas market in berlin. that's a live look at what's happening there. now you can still see the truck involved in the attack parked there as officials continue to investigate and work on removing that, but some are now calling for better protection at public scyt sites like this. former terrorism specialist steve gomez is live on the phone now with more. steve, what sticks out to you about this attack based on what we know so far? >> caller: well, the most
important thing is that this is now the third time that an attack like this has occurred involving a vehicle. and that comes shortly after isis put out propaganda and instructions to their sympathizers to use a vehicle and mow down people in a crowd, so they gave that type of instruction, and now we've had the nice attack, we had the attack at ohio state university, and now we have the one here in berlin, and so it just shows that isis is successful in messaging to their sympathizers that are here in the u.s., europe, and wherever, and they are going out committing attacks, and this attack is a very easy attack. all you need is a vehicle. you're not buying a gun or something like that. you just need a car to do this. >> it's an easy attack, yes, steve, but things should have been done. look at the live picture. you can see this was really, like, the size of a tractor trailer. this was berlin's version of
times square. i know you can't get a tractor trailer to drive down times square, or for that matter, manhattan. soo seems like a glaring security lapse. >> caller: absolutely, especially in light of that type of intel, using a vehicle, it was a fairly decent sized truck, not as big as this one here in berlin, the one that was used in nice, but it was a infrastructure, but the security officials and the government in europe and here in the u.s., they have to recognize that this is a viable attack method that is being used by isis, and their followers, and see now you have to look at the security that you have to have at locations that you believe are going to have crowds. whether it's a special event, some type of a concert or some type of, you know, sporting event, whether it's something for new year's eve. you have to think about new year's eve, where are you going to have a lot of people congregated, whether it's just in an area that's not near a
street or it's on the street, like say in new york, you know, every year they have, you know, right there in times square. they got to think, where are the crowds? they have to plan for that accordingly and not just with the wooden barriers. you have to think along the lines of the portable type of barriers with planters and so on that are viable. you can use those. they have to be thinking along those lines when planning for security. >> steve, it always feels like just when we -- is seems anyway, intelligence officials have a handle on one style attack, we see another, more simple than those we plan against. i just wonder, is there a way rather than constantly responding to a new style of attack, is there a way to approach this differently where we get ahead of the things? >> caller: well, you're exactly right, diane. the fact is, we are seeing, since 9/11, an evolution of how these attacks are occurring. you know, around 9/11, these types of attacks were usually
involving terrorists that were going back to the middle east or one of the countries out there where they got training and instruction on how to, you know, commit an attack or how to use an explosive device, then come into the u.s. or some other country and try to pull the attack off whether by themselves or other people in a conspiracy. then it eventually got in the home grown radicalization, putting together makeshift bombs in their kitchen using bolts and different types of material, and then they go to the basic firearm, getting a firearm and shooting everybody, and then we see knives. people are using hatchets and knives killing that way, and now vehicles. you're absolutely right. these methodologies that the terrorists use are constantly changing. it's going to require intelligence on our -- on the law enforcement part in order to determine where are those changes coming from, and what are they thinking about?
>> all right, steve gomez joining us with thee latest information and analysis on the attack. appreciate it. of course we'll follow this on america this morning and "good morning america". matt gutman is in berlin for us. the other big story for us, unbelievable it happened in the same day, assassination of russia's am bas tor to turkey speaking to officials. >> he was shot by an offduty police officer. the 22-year-old shouting, don't forget aleppo or syria before he was killed in a shootout. turkey's president said the attack was aim at hurting ties with russia which have been improving in the past year. in fact, the foreign ministers of the two countries and iran are meeting today about syria despite this killing. also in ankara, hours after
the killing, a man fired shots into the air outside the u.s. embassy, armed with a shotgun. one report said he attempted to enter the embassy, but he was arrested, no injuries reported there. the embassy is closed today as both the u.s. consulates and turkey as well, it's not clear whether the incident was related at all to the shooting at the photo exhibition. >> one more indication how crazy it was in europe. there was a possible terrorist incident in switzerland. a man dressed in black storming into a mosque in zurich opens fire, wounding three men, two seriously injured. the attack fled the scene, not yet apprehended. the police are not considering the shooting terrorism. president-elect trump, however, is. in a tweet he said, quote, today there were terrorist attacks in turkey, switsz land, and germ y germany, and it's only getting worse. the civilized world must change thinking. meanwhile, the electoral college made it official. donald trump is the
president-elect. here's more. >> reporter: from unlikely candidate to unstoppable president-elect, donald trump is set to officially become the 45th president of the united states. protesters shouting "shame on you" as electoral college members cast votes in pennsylvania where trump beat hillary clinton by less than 1%. >> 20 votes for donald j. trump. >> reporter: realizing the likelihood of electors changing votes were that slim. >> i don't know if there's a chance, but it's our last chance. >> reporter: state by state, electors cast ballots including bill clinton in new york. in minnesota, one elector going rogue replaced after refusing to cast a vote for hillary clinton. similarly in maine, one elector trying to vote for bernie sanders going against state law. that ballot ruled out of order, and in the end, he voted for clinton. in wisconsin, the allegations of russians hacking the election to help trump persisting.
in the end, it's the electors with the final say. in austin, texas, putting trump over the 270 votes who need it. >> we have, for president, donald trump, 36 votes. by the way, texas now puts president trump over the top. >> reporter: members of the house and senate will meet in the house chamber to count all vote on january 6th, then vice president joe biden announces the winner that day, marking two weeks until inauguration. janae norman, abc news, washington. >> a month away. >> exactly for the inauguration. >> with we come back, a look at other headlines,ing inning north carolina's so-called bathroom bill passed into law. hear why it may soon be repealed. why the driver of a car that slammed into a police cruiser says she did it on purpose. you're watching "world news now."
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the city of new orleans has reached a settlement for the killing of four people by police around the time of hurricane katrina. the city pays 17 plaintiffs $13 million for three deaths and one beating. the former police officers charged with civil rights violations in connection with those cases. in new york, a hedge fund
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certificate. the bill led to lawsuits, boycotts, and millions in lost revenue for the state. a warmup coming for parts of the country that have been in the deep freeze. cities like chicago and detroit will suffer through one more morning of bone-chilling cold temperatures with lows in the single digits, but by friday, the temperatures will be bouncing back to the highs in the mid-30s. suntan weather. on the west coast, good old fashioned california ingenuity. flash flooding creating the perfect opportunity to sled some gnar in the middle of the street near santa rosa airport. so in new york, we get a snowstorm, people snow board in the street. this is how it goes down in california. >> this is how you do it in california. in new york, there's snow boarding in the slush, if that's the case. >> making lemonade. i like it. coming up in the next half hour, the first lady talks with oprah winfrey in a brand new interview, answering the big
yeah. get your act together. i'm just fascinated by the colors. >> that's me, today, tomorrow, and the rest of the week. i have not done my shopping yet. >> that's a lot of people. today's the day, the last day if you plan to send something first class mail to get it out there and in time. >> still options, though, for those like me who push it further.
abc has tips. >> reporter: record online shopping means the u.s. postal service delivers 750 million packages this season. >> are you a deadline junkie? >> big time. >> reporter: this year, even more options for getting it done as late as christmas eve. toys "r" us and home depot allow you to order online and pick up in store. in certain area, chains like macy's partnered with deliv for same-day delivery. for the true rebels, there's amazon's prime now service. where available, free two hour delivery for orders placed by 9:45, yep, on christmas eve. believe it or not, in select locations around the country, the u.s. postal service will even deliver your priority mail express on christmas day. abc news, new york. >> all right. deliv and priority mail express.
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this morning from "world news now," news from berlin, a truck into a crowd presumed to be a terrorist attack. we'll have the latest on the investigation and how security is tightening here at home. assassination of a russian ambassador that was horrifically capture on camera. we'll hear how the kremlin is responding with a live report from moscow just ahead. michelle obama with a firm "no." >> if you thought she might return as president, think again. what she told oprah about her years in the white house and why eight is enough. and the comedy legend with a shortened repertory. jerry lewis keeps interview answers short these days, so see why some called this the most awkward celebrity interview of the year. that's coming up with the skinny
on this tuesday, december 20th. from abc news, this is "worlds news now." >> we say good morning, everyone, on a busy tuesday morning. we start with the breaking news, the carnage in berlin after that deadly truck attack at a christmas market packed with shoppers. >> german police called it a presumed terrorist attack saying the truck deliberately barrelled into the crowd leaving 12 dead and dozens injured. a suspect believed to be the driver is in custody, and a passenger in the truck is among the dead. the white house condemned the terrorist attack and donald trump blames it on islamic extremists. later in the show, we have more on how the attack is impacting security here at home in the united states. but we turn now to the other top story, the assassination of russia's ambassador to turkey. he was shot and killed at a photography exhibition by an
offduty police officers. >> the gunman killed by the other officers. the attack may have been aimed at derailing cooperation between russia, syria, and turkey. the foreign ministers meet in moscow today, at least the russian and turkey officials as well as iranian officials. we have more now from terry moran in the russian capital. >> reporter: just over the shoulder, the assassin waits, moments later, opening fire. then brandishing the weapon, the victim dying on the floor, shouting defiance the jihadi battle cry and revenge for carnage in syria. don't forget aleppo. don't forget syria, he shouts. until these places are safe, you will not see safety either. people huddled in the corner, crying, terrified. a child lifted up off the floor. the gunman stalks the room shouting, identified by turkish authorities as a 22-year-old police officer who used his police id to enter the building.
outside, the ambassador's wife in tears. he's rushed to the hospital where he dies. the 62-year-old veteran dip employee mat known well to putin who seemed shaken as he spoke. only one answer to this, strengthening the fight against terrorism, adding ominously, the killers will feel it. ale aleppo, a city in ruins after government assaults, thousands dead, thousands more driven out, appalling slaughter now apparently claiming another victim. >> and joining us now live from russia is abc easter r's terry . good morning. what are we hearing now from russian officials? >> caller: well, this is a country in shock. there's not been anything like this, a russian ambassador killed, in the line of duty in decades here, and this is really
blow back for russia, that they have had an adventure of sorts, a commitment in syria to the war in syria that has gradually now become deeper and deeper and with this assassination now a shocking consequence of vladimir putin's decision to intervene in syria. one thing to remember about syria, a lot of people don't know it, it was really a kind of puppet show in many ways with so many powers from around the world getting involved including russia. as i said, it was blow back. >> the attacker was ranting about aleppo, about syria, thousands are still trying to escape that city. what might the terrorists have to gain from this assassination on that front? >> caller: well, revenge, i think, is one thing that comes to mind right away. the fall of aleppo the past couple weeks has been an appalling slaughter, led in many
ways by the russian air force and russian forces assisting the syria government of president assad's forces on the ground, and it has been horrifying to watch. the suffering tremendous. this is revenge for that. it's also an attempt to bust up any peace talks russia and turkey will have had a trekky relationship because turkey was a puppet master on one side of the civil war, russia on the other side. they were just about to sit down and start brokering, perhaps, a real peace deal. the security counsel of the u.n. passed a resolution. it was an attempt to break up a chance for peace. >> terry, world wars have started as a result of incidents like this. what are the implications going forward? >> caller: well, on that issue, yeah, the world war i was started by an assassination, but russia has made clear they don't blame turkey for this, at least the russian government. the russian people may feel differently. the russian government said, we
have to push on with ending this war, and i think the major implication is that it hopefully puts the fear of god a little bit in the powers including the united states, including turkey, including russia, including saudi arabia and qatar, so many countries that got involved in the syria civil war that this kind of terrorism and what we see in europe as well, the spillover from syria has become a global problem. >> all right. that's abc's terry moran live in moscow this morning, thank you. turning back now to the latest on that truck massacre that took place in berlin. police are now questioning the suspected driver who was picked up less than two miles away from that scene. >> investigators are not saying how the passenger died, but he's identified as a polish national. it was registered in polish and
appears to be stolen from a work site there before plowing into that popular market. >> just having fun with my friends, and the markets were starting to close, and first we heard glass breaking. we didn't know what was happening, but a lot of people were running away, and a lot of people were crying, shouting, talking on the phone. we knew something was wrong, but we started seeing people with blood on their faces, and there were people fainting and sitting on the floor, and, yeah, we knew something was wrong. we tried to ask people, but nobody knew. >> all just happened so quickly. other witnesses say the truck narrowly missed them smashing through tables and knocked over christmas trees. they jumped into help the injured until the paramedics arrived there. >> authorities immediately stepped up security here at home in the wake of that attack. >> now, we should point out, police were already on guard at holiday markets in new york city after a recent warning from federal authorities. abc's pierre thomas with more.
>> reporter: heavily armed police officers on guard at markets in new york city. authorities enhancing already broad security although there's no evidence of a specific plot. for weeks, fbi and homeland security officials have been warning about potential of large trucks attacking big crowds during the holiday season issuing this bulletin warning that holiday celebrations lasting through the inauguration could be targeted. >> it takes no special training, and let's face it, there's a lot of crowds out there. it's very difficult to defend against. >> reporter: the nypd using unprecedented security measures at this thanksgiving day parade after the isis threat, filling trucks with sand to protect against truck attacks. authorities across the united states taking no chance, and for good reason, just a few weeks ago, a suspected isis sympathizer tried to run over students at ohio state university. abc news, washington. and here at home, it is official, donald trump is the president-elect now that the
electoral college has officially voted. despite protests in many state capitals where the electors met, trump obtained more than the necessary 270 votes. even in california where all 55 electors voted for hillary clinton, hundreds of people turn out to voice displeasure with the election results, but by that appointment, texas put trump over the top. he finished with 304 votes to clinton 227. the president-elect tapped the next secretary of the army, he built the largest high speed trading firms, owns the panthers, nhl hockey team, son of a brooklyn truck driver and worth $1.8 billion, making him one of the 400 wealthiest american. >> like every other brooklyn truck driver. we could learn new information today about the fbi's investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mail server. a federal judge ordered that a search warrant and other documents be unsealed today at
noon. the discovery in october of a laptop containing e-mails rocked the race for the white house. the fbi uncovered them in an unrelated probe of former congressman anthony, we iner. president obama granted clemency to 231, a single record by any president in the country's history. president obama also pardoned 78 individuals, doubling his previous number. white house officials say the president will issue more pardons before leaving office next month. dramatic video this morning as good samaritans rush in to pull a man from his burning car that veered off the road injuring the driver. several people risked their lives to pull him free. police say the outcome could have been much worse if not for strangers willing to risk their lives. >> great video there. for the first time in his career, carolina quarterback cam newton had no rushing yards in last night's game. he didn't need them. he completed 21 of 37 passes for
300 yards and two touchdowns leading the panthers to the victory over the washington redskins. >> now, he also won the best dressed award, some would say, again, as he arrived for the game. this is his post game interview there. there's that bright purple hat. under the topcoat, a checkered suit that would have made craig sager proud. he said it was a tribute to craig. in fact, he told espn he wore the suit in his honor because e he passed away, but the interprets had fun with it. they loved the hat. they said it looks similar to something that queen elizabeth would wear. >> i know what i'm getting you for christmas. >> i like the jacket. that's it. coming up, the interview with michelle obama, and oprah asking if she, michelle obama, ever intends to return to the white house. finally, the fantasy league you've been waiting for all dedicated to the bachelor.
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house, she shares reflections from the last eight years of being on the world stage in her final interview as first lady. >> let me just tell america this is hard. it's a hard job. >> reporter: those wanting her to run for office after the white house, sorry, folks, she says it's not happening. >> no. people don't really understand how hard this is. it's not something that you cavalierly just sort of ask a family to do again. >> reporter: mrs. obama in an emotional turn opening up about how race and class still impact the country. >> we're so afraid of each other, you know, color, wealth, these things that don't matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another. it's sad because the thing that least defines us as people is the color of our skin. it's the size of our bank
account. >> reporter: during the interview? president obama walks in. >> we were talking about hope and whether or not your administration achieved that. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. >> i feel hopeful. >> what are you most hopeful about now? >> the next generation. >> okay. the next generation. >> you know, we've talked about this. history moves in cycles. >> reporter: as for michelle's mother who had a room in the white house for the last eight years. >> okay, where is your mother going? >> back to chicago, like, bye felicia. >> reporter: abc news, honolulu, hawaii. >> my favoriivorite part, grand out. >> and, of course, the obamas are going to stick around for at least another year. >> they bout a house in georgetown. >> waiting for their daughter to graduate. >> indeed. all right. it is called the most awkward seven minutes you've ever, ever experienced. diane calls it the a-block of
all right, skinny time on tuesday, and this is awesome. we start with what must be the most awkward celebrity interview in a long, long time starring jerry lewis. >> the legendary funny man is 90 years old, one of ten interview subjects sought out by a hollywood reporter. all of them in their 90s and still working in show business. >> so lewis was interviewed in his home in las vegas maintaining his reputation of just being, well, unhelpful in interviews. >> do you have a favorite story about, like, dean, or frank sinatra or somebody that you worked with, you know, over the years, that you can, like, share? >> nope. >> none at all? >> none. >> do you have an unfavorite story you'd like -- >> nope. not for this. >> not to you, buddy. >> not at all. lewis said his favorite was working with dean martin, but
didn't add anything to it after that. >> when asked for advice to younger people in their business like those in their 80s, he said, get a day job. there you go. >> the first three questions asked him gave one word answers of, why, why, no. great interview, jerry. after he was done, clean the place out, get out. countdown is on to a new season of the bachelor. less than two weeks now. >> if you're part of the nation and can't wait to see who bachelor nick gets to meet and date. we have just the thing. it's called the bachelor fantasy league. >> basically, the league allows you to predict how far each lady goes during the season. you score points that leads to prizes. sign up now at abc.com/bfl. >> of course, we need analysis. jack? >> for the rose. can't go any worse than some people including my fantasy football league went. >> there you go. >> we'll see how it goes.
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♪ ♪ making a cappella cool. >> they just own every chart. >> love it. and "hallelujah" a beautiful song about peace, love, and being nice to each other around the holidays, and then there's mariah giving the smack down. >> she's nicely smacking down. she's blunt speaking. she's at it again. she's been using a familiar line to try to put some of today's younger musical stars in their place. abc's rebecca jarvis.
>> what do you think about people references i don't know her all these years later? >> i still don't know her. >> reporter: from cameras to appearances on "watch what happens live," that phrase, i don't know her, taking on a life of its own. is it possible two megastars like mariah and j-lo never met? apparently so. >> do you know j-lo at this point? ♪ why you so obsessed with me >> reporter: fans obsessed with the drama. now there's tees and hoodies with the phrase, but mimi seems to shake it off. except when it comes to dem demi lovato who stood up for m.c. on instagram. >> she said, mariah's a legend, so talented, but disses people, it's nasty the way she treats jennifer. what do you say? >> i don't know her either, and so i wouldn't say anything to her. unless she comes up, introducing
herself to me, here's my opinion, what do you think about it? that's how you handle [ bleep ] okay? >> reporter: one fan writing, all i want for christmas is for mariah care yes not to know me either. another tweeting, omg, yes, mariah. j-lo is not the only star mariah doesn't know. she also says she doesn't know madonna and doesn't know miley. >> i think we met many a bathroom? i don't know. >> reporter: we know she knows beyonce, and how about britney spears? >> what about britney? >> love her. >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> i like not only, i don't know her, but also just, like, fixing her hair at the time, better things to do. >> i got my laundry to do. >> anyway, next topic? >> exactly. part of the thing is, they actually asked jerry lewis, and he said -- d >> no. >> i don't know her. >> called
making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, the deadly christmas market crash in berlin. now being called a suspected terror attack. what we know about the people inside the truck as we're hearing from witnesses for the first time. >> a lot of people running away and a lot of people crying, shouting, talking on the phone. >> this morning, investigators on the scene as security is stepped up here in the u.s. and an assassination in turkey. the russian ambassador there gunned down while delivering a speech. we have new details about the shooter. what he said about syria and how did he get so close to the ambassador. michelle obama's exit interview with oprah. will she run for office and tells oprah which member of the first family is saying, bye, felicia to the white house. a car screens off the road then catches