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same way. >> don't you because they are going to say, you are mary twinsi twinsies! >> even if he doesn't help out, there's a positive outcome to this. because after this whole ordeal, he said he has more siympathy fr people with long hair. >> that's the outcome she wants. speaking of harry and my dad, it's just like -- >> you are going after her love. >> one, two, three. >> she's pulling it off better than him. the next one is a braided crown, it's very romantic and
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whimsical. >> it is so pretty. >> i think my wife would look around and be like, you're prettier than i am. >> they let him off easy. i want you to feel what i feel when it is too tight at the back of my head. >> why are you so grumpy? >> i think he's obvious for doing this with his lady. >> i think she should wear one of his hairstyles. >> like what, the beard? >> yeah. there you go. instead of husband and wife, now you look like brother and sister. >> now, at the end of the video, they also say they are allowing people that follow them to suggest a permanent look for them in for there.
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be ready to clean up the mess. house. the kids have fun, but it's pretty gross. (doorbell) what's that? it's a swiffer wetjet. i can just grab this and just go right to the mess. that comes from my floor? now that's disgusting. i want friends over! you want friends over? cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. captured by a drone high above the city of seattle. what a great shot of the space ed needle. >> a super close up to the needle. no. oh, my god. of all the humanity. >> oh, no. down goes the drone.
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>> so the crash happened. workers are getting ready for seattle's new year's fireworks. luckily the space needle was damaged. i'm guessing probably the same can't be said for the drone. that has now been turned over to the police. >> the new year's fireworks went off with a hitch. the drone is now in pieces at the bottom there of the sound. members of the miami heat are okay, we should point out after scary moments in their charter plane. the charter plane slid on the runway last night. no one was injured and the plane stayed on the tar mack. the issue was caused by ice on the runway. and questions about kids meals in restaurants. they need to offer more nutritious to children. a harvard study finds very little if any improvement. the bottom line for parents? take it upon yourselves to make
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sure your kids choose green vegetables and water over fries and soda as well as just generally eating less processed food items. >> and hope your kids don't egg your house at the same time. the latest guinness world record will amaze you and maybe give you a headache. >> look at these brothers. they are both acrobats and you're watching them set the record for the most stairs climbed while balancing another person on your head. >> it's a thing. they did it on the 90 steps of a cathedral in spain. it took only 52 seconds? >> is there a lot of competition for that record, i wonder? >> they're the first to do it. >> someone is now searching for one more step on a staircase somewhere. >> coming up later, more feats of strength in this happened. >> first the amazing story of
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twin-year-old twin girls separated at birth, and a moment they reunited live on gma. >> "wo d
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♪ ♪ >> well, it's not every day that you wake up and discover that you have a twin sister.
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>> but two ten-year-old twins from china separated at birth and adopted to two different american families have been reunited thanks to social media and a very eagle eyed mother. >> this was a great moment. a tearful reunion on gma. we're so proud of this. here's robin roberts. >> reporter: it's a story of two families miles apart with the same dream to adopt a baby. in wisconsin, already the parents of three boys. >> it felt like we weren't complete. really would love to have a daughter, and finally decided to go through adoption. >> reporter: meanwhile in washington state, nicole and her husband scott also hoping to expand their family. >> i've always thought about adoption. >> after we had our surprise third child, we decided to have a fourth, and adoption was the great way to add to our family. >> reporter: both families
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looking abroad for their future child. even open to taking a child with special needs. their search leading the both to china. in july, 2007, the rainsburies uniting with their daughter gracy with a heart condition. >> she was really sick. >> reporter: the doerings meeting their daughter, 15 months old in august of 2007 who also has a heart condition. >> we knew she was small and frail. they told us at 15 months she didn't walk yet. >> reporter: the girls arriving in the u.s. with their new families. two heart surgeries for gracie, and awe dudrey. last month one mom was curious about the path. she discovered this photo. it shows audrey with another baby who looks just like her. >> it was unbelievable. this is stuff you read about. and how could it really be that
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there are two of them. as soon as i had that picture, i was desperate to find out who that other child was. >> reporter: jennifer with the help of facebook eventually finds the other mother and gracie. >> it's the craziest thing in the world to look at your child kp exactly. everything was the same. the same hair. the same glasses. the same outfits. that was the moment i knew that they were the same. >> it was so crazy to be looking at what looked like gracie but knowing that it wasn't gracie. >> right. >> yeah. it's just surreal. it's hard to process that information. >> reporter: now the twin girls coming face to face for the first time. audrey, are you ready? >> yeah. >> reporter: you want to do this? >> all right. >> reporter: come over here and stand right here. okay. you ready? i'm going to back away. i don't want to get into this
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moment. all right. gracie, come on out meet your sister. [ applause ] >> how are you two feeling right now? your first impressions of seeing your sister? >> excited, happy. >> it's overwhelming. >> audrey, we said you had three older brothers. how does it feel to have your sister now? >> like i finally have, like, it felt like there was something missing. it was like now it's complete. so cute. >> how cool is that? >> robin called it a stellar moment. she wrote an e-mail saying when she left the studio yesterday morning that they were still giggling and running down the hall there at the studios. >> so awesome, and their reaction so genuine. absolutely priceless. what a great moment. >> it's beautiful. >> coming up, some giants
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to help protect your home lysol that. . >> it is time for this happened. those stories that the ross unit is not investigating or reporting on. >> they're a little off the beaten path for perfect for us. we're going to start with the road. and the thrilling process of paving it. >> nearly 15 million people and counting have watched this three minute video that shows a stretch of road in a remote area of western australia being paved. >> there was a drone over the workers and posted on facebook. a television station got ahold of the video and off the to the races we go. >> i am mesmerized by it. >> i am too. jack is still staring at it. >> it happens that way.
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>> it's relaxing. how are we going to move on from there? >> hmm. >> all right. you've heard of crop circles, the patterns that mysteriously appear in fields. >> ice circles are giving them a run for their money. many of them occur naturally. they're usually a little smaller than this. we have to confess this one is manmade. >> still. >> it's called the ice carousel. it's the product of a man from minnesota, mike verm, who said it took him a chain saw and two hours of work. >> but the lifetime of creativity, i would say, mike. that's kind of neat. >> a lifetime of creativity? >> yes. speaking of creativity, have you tried scrolling to the bottom of an excel spread sheet? >> no. >> but the challenge was taken on. didn't take his finger off the arrow key until the bottom of the page.
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he got his answer nine hours, 36 minutes. >> total number of rows in this one excel spread sheet, 1 million, 48,576. he admits it was probably the dumbest idea ever, but someone had to do it. did they? >> no, not really. he's going to take on pi next and get end of that. >> control shift gets you to the end. >> anyone knows the first rule of fight club, don't talk about it. but the first rule of table breaking club, share videos of it. >> table breaking club, you heard that right. 50,000 people are now in this group with hundreds of videos showing people basically just hurling themselves through tables. exactly what it sounds like. >> apparently you have to be sober for it. >> is that a requirement? >> i don't know. >> i doubt that. >> wow, there's some actually interesting moves. >> yeah. >> bring
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this thursday morning on "world news now," new questions over two leaked what. >> president-elect trump compared the leak of information from an intelligence briefing from nazi germany. but the head of the intelligence says it wasn't from them. >> tough questions from two of the two cabinet nominees. the choice for secretary of state getting grilled but marco rubio over his view of poovladi put putin. >> later charlie sheen is opening up about his hiv diagnosis changed his life and how he feels like he's carrying the torch for others battling the virus that causes aids. hear what he says he almost did
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is day he was diagnosed if it weren't for his mother. and if you have those late night luncmunchies at the might the bar. there's a reason. a new study gives us a reason for the pizza pockets and potato chips. what you choose to do with the information is up to you as we say bon appetite, that's how you say it, right? from abc news, this is "world news now." >> my italian is right on there. >> we begin this half hour, good morning to you all. we'll start things off with president-elect donald trump facing reporters and taking some fresh swipes at u.s. intelligence. >> he took a bite out of many of thors there. his first news conference in months dominated by allegations of compromising information and secret ties with russia. trump vigorously denied the reports and blamed intelligence officials for the leak. >> but the director of national
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intelligence says he spoke with trump last night and said he does not believe any leaks came from the intelligence community. we have more. >> reporter: it's donald trump versus the intelligence community. in his first press conference as president-elect he accused the top intelligence officers of leaking the inconfirmed reports that russia was gathering salacious information to blackmail him. >> it was disgraceful from the intelligence agencies allowed any false information out. i think it's a disgrace. and i say that, and that's something that nazi germany did. it was a disdwras. that information that was false and fake and never happened got released. >> reporter: trump assured the american people that no amount of investigation will turn out anything. >> if they come back with any
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kind of conclusion, if any of it stands up or is true, with l you consider your position? >> there's nothing they can come up. >> reporter: trump accepts the intelligence agencies conclusion it was russia that hacked the democrats during the campaign. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia. >> reporter: although later he seemed to hedge. >> it could have been others also. >> reporter: he did dispute the intelligence community's other explosive finding. on the intelligence report the second part of the conclusion was that vladimir putin ordered it because he aspired to help you in the election. do you accept that part? >> if putin likes donald trump, i consider that an asset, not a liability. because we have a horrible relationship with russia. now, i don't know that i'm going to get along with vladimir putin. i hope i do. but there's a good chance i won't. and if i don't, do you honestly believe that hillary would be tougher on putin than me?
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does anybody in this room believe that? give me a break. >> reporter: but response to a question from abc, another first, a trump admonishment of vladimir putin. >> if you believe that russia was behind the hacking, what is your message to vladimir putin right now? >> we shouldn't be doing it. he won't be doing it. russia will have much greater respect for our country when i'm leading it than when other people have led it. >> reporter: as the press conference ended and trump moved through the crowd he was asked whether anyone on his team communicated with russia before the election. >> did you or anyone in your campaign have any contact with russia leading up to our during the campaign? nothing at all? >> reporter: no, trump said, not at all. trump also said he's ordering an investigation into hacking. not just the election hacking but all hacking by foreign governments. he'll order the investigation after he's sworn in on january 20th ands he expects it
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to be done within 90 days. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> james clapper said he also told trump that the unsubstantiated document is not a product of u.s. intelligence and said they haven't made a judgment on it as yet. we do know that the memos were put together by a former british spy hired by trump's rivals. john mccain acknowledged he received the information and turned it over to the fbi last month. an investigation revealed a number of serious flaws with the allegations. an ethics officials are slamming donald trump's plan to separate his pizs from the presiden presidency. trump revealed he will retain ownership of the trump organization. he says that he would then put the businesses in a trust and turn the leadership over to his two oldest sons. trump plans to pursue new deals in the u.s. but promised not to make new foreign arrangements.
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>> i understand. they don't want presidentsing tangled up. they want a president to run the country. so i could actually run my business. i could actually run my business and government at the same time. i don't like the way that looks, but i would be able to do that, if i wanted to. i would be the only one able to do that. >> in a blistering critique, the head of the office of government ethics called on trump to sever his business ties completely. he suggested the decision to continue to profit from his empire is unpatriotic. >> on capitol hill senate lawmakers worked on the affordable care act. the process is called vote oh oh raw ma. it's rapid fire votes. this time on individual elements of the health care law. it was triggered by democrats trying to delay the process of repealing the affordable care. a short time ago senators approved the resolution despite some republicans expressing concern about acting to repeal the law before they come up with
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an alternative. also on capitol hill lawmakers have tough questions for controversial nominees. rex tillerson for secretary of state and jeff sessions for attorney general. we have the details. >> reporter: it was a rare rebuke. >> i know it's exceptional for a senate to testify against another senate. >> reporter: but cory booker followed his conscious in testifying against jeff sessions for attorney general. >> his record says we can't count on him to support state and national efforts toward bringing justice to the justice system. >> reporter: he was not alone. joined by congressman john lewis. >> it doesn't matter how senator sessions may smile. we need someone who is going to stand up, speak up and speak out for the people that need help. >> reporter: sessions had his defenders too.
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>> our examination found that several aspects of senate sessions' record, unfortunately, have been mischaracterized. >> reporter: rex tillerson, the choice for secretary of state was grilled with some toughest questions coming from republicans. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal in. >> i would not use that term. >> reporter: the performance of mr. trump's nominees in the hearings won praise from the president-elect. >> it's very interesting how it's going. but i think they're doing very well. >> reporter: and in contrast to the protesters opposing tillerson and sessions, there has been far less drama for the transportation nominee expected to be confirmed. wife to mitch mcconnell. >> i'll be working to lock in the majority leader support tonight. >> a harsher grilling for tiller southern. at one point there was a tense
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exchange with kaine. he asked tillerson if he lacked the knowledge or was refusing the answer the question on climate change. tillerson responded a little of both. >> thank you. and tillerson also said addressing radical islam would be his top priority if he's confirmed saying it poses a grave risk to the world's stability. he added that islam is a, quote, great faith and he does not support the blanket rejection of any people from the u.s. because of their religion. >> when we come wback, the rest of the headlines. >> including an officer a shootout. the suspect is facing charges. and the return of tiger blood. charlie sheen opening up about a child stretch of anything where anything seemed possible for him. and check out wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." (achoo!) you can pick up the flu
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happening now, there's still no let up to the rain that's caused massive flooding in northern california. water levels caused the town of hollis center south of san jose to be evacuated. crews used boats and fire trucks to bring residents to dryland. >> southern california, a 9,000 pound of can crete sliding down
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a hillside. it was part of a foundation from a home. thankfully no one was hurt. the people renting the home evacuated before the slide. >> they were smart. now to police dash cam footage. the officer is seen running away and jumping over a gate before the suspect fires several more rounds. the man's father called police saying his son was having a mental health episode. there was a six hour stand off. and the there was an arrest. in a settlement with the justice department volkswagen will pay a $4.3 billion penalty. that's in addition to an earlier settlement. now to a recall underway from the maker of some black winter
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boots. >> they're getting a lot of attention after a link was posted saying one angle he didn't get to see when he ordered the boots. this is where you have to look closely. >> the problem is the sole of the boot. because take a look at the print. it leaves on the ground. plenty of people saying they look like nazi swastikas. the recall happened after complaints. they are available through amazon still. >> if anybody wants to leave those -- maybe if you're going to buy the boots, scuff them off a little bit. >> i guess as a boot maker, you have no idea that's -- >> when you look at the sole it, it doesn't seem as obvious. >> no. >> as you think it would. >> yeah. >> but that is an unfortunate -- >> that got by inspector number 12. coming up in the next half hour, a shakeup in the nfl. the team poised to pick up and
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leave the city it's called home for 55 years. that team. the announcement expected as soon as today. first, charlie sheen gets personal about his hiv diagnosis. and the experimental drug that may offer new hope for others battling the deadly virus. you're watching "world news you're watching "world news now." z254jz zi0z
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y254jy yi0y ♪ ♪ >> wow. >> amazing music choice. >> exactly. >> leading into a story about charlie sheen. you remember he once famously said he has tiger blood running through his veins which he says makes him immune to addiction. >> he sits down with michael strahan and opening up about his hiv diagnosis and the lessons
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he's learned on the road to stardom. >> diagnoser blood. >> okay. >> reporter: does that guy still exist in. >> reporter: not too long ago those were the words about charlie sheen. he was on screen and partying. it was the announcement of his hiv diagnosis that would change his life forever. how do you feel? >> i feel really good. i am so grateful. for eight months i've been enrolled in an fda study for a medication for a drug called pro 140 in the late stages of a trial run. we are very close to being approved. and it is not the hideous cocktail that leads to so many side effects emotionally and physically. it's one shot a week. it's going well. and i feel like i'm carrying the torch for a lot of folks suffering from the same thing. >> reporter: was there a silver
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lining? >> yeah. the day i was diagnosed, i immediately wanted to eat a bullet, but my mom was there. i wouldn't do that in front of her or let her find me to clean up that mess, but then something else came over me, and they gave me a hand full of pills and said you can go home and you're going to live. if i was there for meningitis or brain cancer, i wouldn't be sitting here right now. so i'm so grateful for what was available when it happened, and even more grateful for what's available right now, and i'm in the middle of it. >> reporter: you put everything into perspective? >> yes. i can feel the future with this thing, and it's much bigger and more important than i am. >> reporter: how has your life changed now? are you happy where you are? >> like all of us, some days are better than others, but most days are pretty frickin' cool can. i walk out in the world and it's
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just warm hugs and compliments, and there's nothing but love out there right now. >> reporter: love is good. everybody needs a little love. love gets you through a lot of stuff. >> it does. >> reporter: as for whether or not that old tiger charlie still exists? >> he has to. i think ultimately in our blueprint, in our dna, i believe that we are the sum total of all of our experiences, good and bad. but they don't lead the. it's fun to watch but a little bit cringeable. i have one speed, one gear, go. >> it's like dude, what the hell was that? >> reporter: have you ever looked back and said what was i thinking? >> absolutely, eni was doing too
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much testosterone cream. it metabolizes into a basically a roid rage. that whole odyssey, that was basically a roid rage, but there's some good thing quotes that came out of it. >> reporter: the most quoted moments of the year. >> bizarre. so bizarre. >> reporter: where do you see yourself in ten years? >> here's what i do know. i'll still be here. and that just might upset a few folks. >> our thanks. >> a few years ago some people would have said in ten years he'd be dead. it's he has turned his life around, and has a more positive attitude. >> such a difference seeing him talking to michael now versus seeing him the last time he made headlines in an interview. >> his dad says his hiv
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>> we'll start with a heart warming story. an owner this morning is very thankful to his dog for saving him from the freezing snow when he broke his neck. this is in a northern michigan hospital. the hospital released a statement saying the kept her owner warm by laying on top of him and licking his face and hands to keep him awake. this is after bob slipped and fell on the snow. he's paralyzed now but still alive all thanks to kelsey. >> a cute dog. and it's a bit of a heart warming story there. we'll on. apparently there's a reason why you crave junk food after a bender. >> really? >> at night. yeah. there's a new study done by scientific american.
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they found alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode increasing hunger and an tide. scientists discovered it's not lowered inhibitions which cause our pizza cravings. who you go home with who you home with is your problem. >> what about junk food? >> that's just the munchies. >> moving on to the name of the town you could probably only say if you're drunk. amazon echo is bragging a little bit. i'm going to give it a shot first. this is a village called -- >> wow. >> should we hear how alexus says it? take it away. >> alexa, what's the longest
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place name in europe? [ alexus says a welsh name ] >> wow, you heard the voice of alexa. >> that's what i meant. >> i think alexa put the wrong emphasis on the wrong syllable. now to this guy. there's this guy who admitted he liked squirrels. it's his favorite animal. so the reddit world has sent him squirrel related gifts. caption i mentioned squirrels are any favorite animal. i have received squirrel related gifts every christmas since then. the t shirt gets me the most. >> it's beautiful. >> it is awe sma. >> it is awe sma. >> ise 50 to 85:
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this morning, president-elect is going after so-called fake news. he tweeted overnight using the term once again after spending the day shooting down claims he knew he was personally hacked. we investigate what was in that controversial report. and new developments in the west coast. a once in a lifetime storm dumping massive amounts of rain and leaving communities completely washed out. even kayaking in the living room. >> that's just ahead. that's insane. >> and new this half hour, a good samaritan saved a choking victim on the side of the road. >> the victim was trying to wave down cars until someone came to aide. wait until you find out what his day job is. >> reporter: and victoria beckham admitting to one big regret. hear what she says you should not mess with.
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we have the full story in "the skinny." >> her husband? >> from abc news, this is "world news now." a letter to her 18-year-old self. she's saying this is what you should not mess with. >> sporty was trouble? >> wait and say. it's what we call a tease. >> there you have it. there was a tease. donald trump six months ago said he would hold a news conference and he produced. he conceded that russia was behind the cyber attacks against the democratic party. >> donald trump said putin shouldn't have done it and said he doesn't believe he will be doing it more once he is in the white house. but trump also added that it could have been others and he blasted the media for reporting unsubstantiated allegations that russia has news on him. >> that's night tweeted a great news conference.
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a couple of fake news organizations were there but the people truly get what's going on. earlier he blamed the intelligence community for leaking the information. >> i think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agency has allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. i think it's a disgrace, and i say that, and i say that. and that's something that nazi germany would have done and did do. it's a disgrace. the information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. >> the director of national intelligence says he doesn't believe any leaks came from the intelligence community. >> clapper spoke with trump last night making it clear the unverified report is not a result of u.s. intelligence. abc looked into the claims and found they were filled with some inverified details. >> reporter: officials confirm
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that while the allegations about russia and donald trump are completely unsubstantiated they are the work of a former british spy hired first by republican operatives during the primary and later by democratic operatives who turned over these memos to the fbi last august. and we caught up with john mccain who confirmed he gave copies of the memos to the fbi director last night. >> i decided it was a matter for the fbi. >> reporter: a senior official says trump was directly told about the allegations last friday at trump tower when he received a classified briefing about russian hacking which contradicts which kellyanne conway initially said so seth meyers. >> i believe it said they briefed him on it. >> he said he's not aware of it. >> that concerns me. >> reporter: now an examination by abc news reveals serious flaws in the information. they claim a trump lawyer was
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part of a secret liaison relationship with the russians and met with them in prague in august of 2016. cohen told abc news and his boss he has never been in prague. >> i said i want to see your passport. he brings his passport to my office. i said, wait a minute. he didn't leave the country. >> reporter: the report given to the fbi also claims that the father-in-law was a leading moscow property developer close to putin. but when abc news went to the home of the property developer in moscow, we found a case of mistaken identity. same name but no connection to trump's lawyer, cohen. other allegations revolve around trump's travel to moscow for a miss universe contest in 2013 and whether the russians filmed him with prostitutes to be able to blackmail him if they wished. trump strongly denied that saying he knows how to avoid russia's spy tricks. >> i told many people, be careful because you don't want to see yourself on television.
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cameras all over the place. >> reporter: authorities tell us the fbi continues to investigate the allegations saying they're just too serious to ignore. brian ross, abc news, new york. and trump is facing criticism over his plan to separate his businesses from the presidency. during yesterday's news conference he announced he is turning the leadership of the trump organization over to his two oldest sons. but will retain ownership. trump said he will pursue new deals in the u.s. as well, but he promised not to make new foreign deals. the director of government ethics is calling on trump to divest completely. trump's pick for treasury plans to sell off shares. an investment banker with a net worth of more than $160 million, the value of some of his assets may have already gone up. he sparked a rally in november when he said that privatizing mortgage giants would be a priority for the trump administration. and one of the most
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controversial picks, rex tillerson faced sharp questions on capitol hill. lawmakers were relentless questioning him about his ties to russia and vladimir putin, of course. and in one especially contentious exchange with marco rubio, tillerson refused to say anything about the russian leader. >> is it possible for something like this involving the united states elections to have happened without vladimir putin knowing about it and his authorizing it? >> i think that's a fair assumption. >> that he would have? >> yes. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> mr. tillerson, do you believe that vladimir putin and his cronies are responsible for ordering the murder of countless journalists and political opponents? >> i do not have sufficient information to make that claim. >> rubio said he'll decide how
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he'll vote for tillerson. jeff sessions also had a tough time. his colleague cory booker from new jersey and representative john lewis warned that sessions has shown hostility toward civil rights which makes him unfit to be the attorney general. and mr. trump's nominee for defense secretary set to testify on capitol hill immediately after. the senate armed services committee plans to vote on a waiver to exempt him from an existing law that mans former officers from becoming defense secretary. unless they've been out of uniform for at least seven years. mattis left active duty four years ago. shifting gears. we are seeing some incredible images from a flooding in california. >> want to show you this video. that's a guy kayaking in his living room. this is about an hour north of san francisco. >> flooding caused water levels
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to reach as high as three feet in some areas in the hollister area. 13 inches of rain fell in three days of downpours. rain wasn't the only problem. in portland, oregon, snow forced drivers to abandon their cars on a busy highway there. some areas received more than a foot putting the storm in the top ten snow storms in portland history. wow. they're not used to this in portland. what's in store for the west coast today? >> we take a look at the forecast. thanks and good morning to you as well. it's the last in a long series of storms here out west. low pressure working its way off toward the east. no tropical connection. that's some good news. we're still going to have rain. additional flooding problems, a big concern along the 5. we will catch a well needed break later on friday and also in toward the upcoming weekend. exceptional warmth in the east with showers. back to you.
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thanks, justin. occupants of the portland zoo took advantage of the snow day. >> the zoo was closed but that meant the animals had play time on their hands. polar bears, seals, even an elephant got in on the act. the elephant looked like it managed to toss a snowball with its trunk. >> i like the seal trying to make snow angels. there's a polar bear making snow angels of its own. enjoy. it's like they're no kids knocking on the glass and bothering me. >> we're going to hang out and enjoy this thing. >> nothing says love like a $100,000 necklace. the generous gift ahead. and plus a driver who stops his car because he's choking. he's in need of help. you'll see what happens next. and who are you going to call? the video that has many people wondering who what is going on here when some things that maybe shouldn't start moving around. o you by tide pods.
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schoolers and a couple of teachers. all the injuries we're told were minor. in western massachusetts take a look at this surveillance video. wait. there you have it. that's a bus veering off a road into a field and then into a house. ouch. it happened after the bus clipped an oil truck. the driver and one of his passengers suffered minor injuries there. a few men in rochester are bonded forever because of an incident caught on camera. that's william harris standing behind his car. he's actually choking. other drivers pass him by but luckily someone drives up behind him. he saved harris with a heimlich maneuver. they parted pretty quickly after that. >> to get a sense that he was in a hurry and that nobody else was helping him and i said, hey, god bless you, and he just kind of in the video took off.
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>> thanks, buddy. >> for anyone wondering who is this guy? he's been a contestant on american ninja warrior. he says he -- harris would like to properly thank him for saving his life. >> yesterday onset you had something wrong and i kind of patted you. >> i started laughing while drinking water and i actually choked to the point of -- anyway, it was bad. he sat there like are you serious? are you serious? >> are you acting? >> thought i was joking. >> i'm here for you. >> thanks, kendis. the chargers are saying they're not there for san diego. a year ago no team in san diego. espn reporting the chargers have notified the league they're heading north. the move could be announced later today. the franchise started in l.a. in 1960 before moving the next season.
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the rams return to los angeles before the start of the season, and hang onto your hat, this was at a golf tournament in the baa bahamas. one player lost 36 balls. the wind drove players' scores through the roof. only the winner was under par. basically like we would play normally. it's the wind. mini golf, always the wind. >> you're indoors. >> and let's say this right up front. there's plenty of unsubstantiated stuff going on in the next video. let's just roll it and let you decide. >> a young girl sitting on the floor playing. but watch the doll to the right. oh, my god. it seems to move its head to the side and back again and all by itself. >> later the same girl is drawing when you see the paper start fluttering around. heavier objects also start flying around onto the sofa. the table gets shoved across the room and the whole time you can't see what's doing it.
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>> marketing campaign for a movie. >> you think? >> got to be. >> a little paranormal activity part 11? >> yeah. weird. when we come back, victoria beckham's letter to her 18-year-old self and what she says never to mess with. >> and who is stripping down to his tidy whities. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. his tidy whiteys. "the skinny" i ♪
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♪ ♪ >> we're going to start "the skinny" with a revolution by victoria beckham. >> the former spice girl is opening up about her changing looks over the years. in a letter written to her 18-year-old self now revealed. >> she tells her teenage self-about regrets she has about altering her body image. >> she wrote learn to embrace your imperfections and don't mess be your boobs. just celebrate what you've got. >> married 17 years to david beckham. also advised herself on how to stay happily married by having patience, biting your tongue, being supportive and preserving a bit of mystique. >> you are never getting married. >> those wouldn't work. next to a steamy new ad campaign.
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>> we're talking about joe jonas, the new face of guess underwear, and he's showing off not only the magic of perfect lighting but carefully applied body oil. >> all right. >> what do you think? >> way to go, joe. i still think of him as being little teenagers. i think i need to get that out of my head to appreciate the photos. you might remember two years ago his brother nick made a splash in a tribute to mark wahlberg's underwear campaign. which brother wears it better -- or doesn't wear it better? >> that's our unscientific poll of the day on twitter. twitter twitter joe or nick? >> it's very important. >> it actually came from brian ross who e-mailed us that question. can you please ask that. next to a pricey bobble, jewelry from jenny from the block.
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>> would some people? >> sources have confirmed to people that jennifer lopez in this snapshot that she shared on instagram is rocking a necklace given to her by drake. >> okay. the 17-inch necklace is rumored to have cost a cool $100,000. >> she reportedly flashed it at his concert in las vegas. and a slippery start to the new year caught on camera. for meek mill. >> he'd just broken up with his girlfriend nicki minaj when he took a coupleable down ice covered stairs. whoops. oh. >> the end of it, though, is the best part. you can hear him laughing at himself while he's watching it. >> oh, man. he's having the worst decade ever. >> but i love that he's a good sport about it. he didn't have to post it. he shared it. he's laughing it off. >> it's better to laugh than cry.
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to help protect your home lysol that. ♪ ♪ >> a book about a dog's purpose. you might be interested in this. even man's best friend needs a helping hand from time to time. >> we're hearing about mary the fox hound who found herself stranded six stories up a cliff hanging on from just a narrow ledge. linsey davis has more. >> reporter: a treacherous climb. >> down slow. >> reporter: in freezing temperatures. >> if i'm going to slip it's going to be here. >> reporter: volunteers hike half a mile for man's best friend. >> good dog.
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>> reporter: they find the fox hound mary on a narrow ledge with a 60 foot drop. despite the lure of treats, mary is skittish. >> we thought this dog has been overnight in the coldest night of the year. it's going to be hungry and happy to see us. >> reporter: but this pooch perched above city lights couldn't be coaxed, not even by the passage of another sunset. >> i'm worried she's going to jump off the cliff if i get close. >> reporter: they leave treats but the cliff hanger doesn't end. she made it back to her homeowners giving us all a bit of pause. >> fed mary dog treats. >> she's got some sort of secret way. >> this is cool. >> i'm going to go to my cave over here. >> just hanging out here. this is great. >> well, props to that climber. in arizona man's best friend let down his owners in a big way. >> the police department release
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released surveillance video from a couple of burglars invading a home. >> the suspects knock. there's no response. the man jumps the wall and enters the home from the back. through the dog door. >> but not before he makes friends with the dog feeding him treats he unlocks the front door and he and his accomplice load up boxes and load up their cars. >> and look at the dog. he's wagging his tail. hey, friends, what's going on? >> is something wrong in are you okay? >> that dog is grounded. police are looking for the two suspects. they probably still have dog treats on them. >> the dog still doesn't know anything went wrong. >> what's going on? >> they took his doggie bed. he's still like i'm cool with it. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. it. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, donald trump holes his first news conference since becoming president-elect. and after the release of unsubstantiated allegations of about ties to russia he's now attacking the intelligence community and the media. >> you are attacking our news organization. >> not you. >> can you give us a chance. >> your organization is terrible. your organization is terrible. let's go. >> hear the new concerns about trump's plan for his businesses with just eight days until he becomes president. >> plus, trump's pick for secretary of state grilled for hours on capitol hill facing tough questions from marco rubio about his ties to russia. and to the severe weather, we're watching part of a home slide down the hollywood hills. the snow in some parts is so deep it's closing ski resorts and here's some footage of

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