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>> you want to see the whole thing, go to our rightthisminute.com and click on tv show or check it out on our mobile app. you'll agree with me, ladies, don't be this woman. >> ah -- >> why? >> why? because you've been out. you got locked. you came home and got sick. >> that's understandable. >> he's not going out. >> i just having a little -- you know. >> he's like hiding behind the door. >> and i get it because when she did let you out, you didn't know how to act. maybe that's because you didn't let him out. >> he's like a caged animal. >> what, what? >> i'm my own man. right? >> we're just going to go local. we're not even going far. >> he's making promises. >> me and all the lads and
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everyone is going. >> except darrell. good point. >> darrell is standing up for himself. >> you never let me do anything. >> you see how she starts like -- have you lost your entire mind? >> make sure he doesn't get too -- >> we know that's just a lie. >> i'll make sure he only drinks half pints. >> okay in the another lie. >> i'm not pushing on this. i'm not letting him go out. >> you're staying home, darrell. hush. >> you want to shut up. five seconds get off those stairs. five -- three, two -- >> oh, gosh. he invited her. that's never going to work. >> that was his last ditch effort to get his boy out of the house and to the bar. so now darrell is like, ah. sure. ♪ >> bring my girlfriend. >> okay. now it's just one big family
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seven women have now come forward to accuse former president george h.w. bush of touching them inappropriately. >> the most recent comes from a woman who says she was host ago fundraiser when he grabbed her behind. and at least 20 have accused kevin spacey. the allegations stretch back during a 18-year period. and sylvester stallone is responding to allegations that he sexually assaulted a young girl who was 16 in the 1980s.
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he claims they are categorically false, and that it never happened. and now growing complaints by residents. >> and the owner is a friend of president trump. >> reporter: this is what happened. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: when carlos and ebony january say the landlord did a shoddy job of repairing a leak in their dallas rental home. >> he didn't cut electricity off before he dlil drilled a hole in that light. >> reporter: the same landlord somebodying sued by the parents of brielle nicholson, saying her persistent asthma was caused by toxic mold in their florida rental home which was not fixed. >> every morning, every night. she has to take a breathing treatment. no 2-year-old should have to do that. >> reporter: in both cases the landlord was in effect one of donald trump's closest
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billionaire friends. the man who ran his inauguration committee. tom barra, the co-chairman of a billion dollar company. >> you have the ultimate out of state far-removed, absentee landlord. >> reporter: the company, starwood rents tens of thousands of single homes across the country. in some neighborhoods way point has a huge presidentance. an interm survey saying 99.8% satisfaction. >> we are here to provide quality housing for residents, and we take that responsibility very seriously. >> reporter: we've heard a lot of complaints that you're very slow to fix things. the. >> i do not agree with that at all. >> reporter: but waypoint gets a grade of d plus from the better bureau business, citing repair issues and customer service.
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and we heard much the same thing. >> people don't show up. you sit here all day. >> we've had a pretty terrible experience with this house. we just want to get it over with. >> when i moved in, it was just like this right here. >> reporter: and tenants also told our stations the company is quick to threaten eviction if they are even a few days late with rent, with tenants forced to go to court and then required to pay additional fees and the company's legal coasts if they wa -- costs. >> is that true? >> that's true. it's part of the business. >> reporter: all landlords deal with eviction issues, but a study found that tom barra's company filed eviction notices against a full one third of his tenants in the area in one year alone. the company would not tell us how often they threaten eviction on a nationwide basis, brian ross, abc news, new york. coming up, the traffic signs that are designed not to stress
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you out. >> yes, so the artist and the idea behind this innovative new art form. where else? california. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ signs, signs, everywhere are signs ♪ ♪ do this, don't do that ♪ can't you read the signs >> ah, the signs. >> very good mug drumming from you. >> at the precise time. most of us are so used to traffic signs that we don't actually read the words, because we've become familiar with the shape, the color, you know, like a stop sign. >> yeah, sure, an artist in california is recreating those signs in a way that has people doing double takes. rob hayes of our los angeles station has the story.
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>> reporter: street signs, they are everywhere, filthy, faded, in your face, for the most part, bossy. >> street signs are generally negative language. stop, do not enter, wrong way, negative, negative, negative. >> reporter: and no one likes to be negative, especially not scott, an artist, hidden in plain view which makes it different, because his works look like street signs, only with much more positive instructions. fortunately for him, the city of glen daily w glendale was looking for art, edgy public art. so he has 20 of these signs ready to be installed all throughout glendale. >> the word, word on the street. >> reporter: it may be misleading. even though the streets are street signs they are installed in parks for safety reasons. >> you don't want to put them on the streets where someone would see it and get distracted and think oh, what should i do.
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>> reporter: but he does want them to think -- >> oh, what should i do. >> reporter: while they're walking. >> have i been walking by signs like this. >> we just saw it. we're like, wow, it's really cool. >> reporter: in a way, this art is the ultimate form of sign language. it doesn't talk, but it speaks to your heart. >> it's this weird moment of does anybody else notice this weird thing going on? >> reporter: in glendale, rob hayes, abc 7 eyewitness news. >> frank is loving the signs. >> i am loving it. >> he is also loving the correspondent as name. >> i'm rob hayes. >> i'm going to rock right now. i'm rb hay i'm rob hayes and he came to get down. >> channel 7 microphone. >> in our brain we heard rob hayes and we were like rob base. frank is excited about that. >> you like that frank?
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a drop of dawn and grease is gone. ♪ >> time for "insomniac theater," previewing two movies opening this weekend at the box office that frank is very excited about. >> he's shedding. and this morning we start with an early holiday animation. he would love this. so the stars are retelling the christmas story through the voice animals. a donkey yearns for vurpts aadv and teams up with a motley crew. >> you're in danger. you need to listen to what i'm about to say extremely carefully. >> ever feel like he's trying to talk to us? >> she's not getting it!
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>> the star also has the voices of oprah winfrey. critics are loving it, giving it a solid 72% on rotten tomatoes. jackie cooper calls it a fun filled heartwarming, animated movie, surprisingly good. and one writes, funny characters, gentle slapstick, a faith-friendly narrative that won't annoy non-believers. what's not to enjoy? >> i'll tell you what, there's no beeny rabbunny rabbit in it. >> were there no bunnies in the original story? justice league has ben affleck as batman enlisting gal gadot as wonder woman against steppenwolf.
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>> i'm building an alliance to defend ourselves. >> you should get out. >> can you at least point me? >> arthur curry. also known as protector of the oceans. >> the aqua man. >> i hear you can talk to fish. >> so for all the star power, "justice league" is fighting a losing battle with the critics who are giving it a decimismal splat on rotten tomatoes. it is a mess. and richard lawson sums it up in four short words, a big, ugly mess. >> wow, at least he didn't say it was a big ugly hot mess. >> that's two different people calling it a mess. >> i guess that's what
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this friday morning on "world news now," the explosive sexual assault allegations, this time facing a senator already serving. >> al franken is now apologizing after a radio host released a photo and accused him of forcibly sticking his tongue done her throat. hear franken's response to the allegations and how president trump weighed in overnight. and senate candidate roy moore, defiant, vowing to stay in the race. alabama republicans are actually standing by him, despite republicans in washington threatening him to step aside. you might want to hang back. the powerful storms sweeping the country are already impacting holiday travel. with high winds churning up normally still waters, making this lake look like an ocean.
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and nearly 30 years after jamaica shocked the world, nigeria is sending a bobsled team to the winter olympics. >> woo! >> yes, and a reminder there really is a winter in nigeria, but don't tell that to these ladies, they're psyched. feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme. it's friday, november 17 time. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> a little more. >> needs a little more work. ♪ i can see clearly now the rain is gone ♪ >> is it from the movie? is that from the sound track? >> yes! >> it's been 30 years. the lowest temperature in nigeria in the coolest month,78 degrees. perfect bobsled weather. >> we will check in with the team in just a little bit. we will, but we're going to start in the u.s. and the bombshell allegation against al
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franken. a radio host says he forcibly kissed her during a uso tour in 2006. >> franken is apologizing for his behavior, which also includes posing for this photo. it appears to show him pretending to grope her while shes with asleep on a plane returning from afghanistan. mary bruce has the
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she says franken came at mother. >> he stuck his tongue in my mouth so fast. and all i ask remember is that his lips were really wet, and it was slimy, and i remember i pushed him off with my hands. and i just remember i almost punched him. >> but minutes later they were in front of the troops when the trip was over, exhausted, tweeden fell asleep on the plan plane, and that's when the photo was taken. my a photo of al doing this on my breast, like looking at the cameras, smirking and smiling, like hey, look at me. is it funny if he does that to your sister or your daughter or your wife? >> reporter: he apologized, isiting the most important thing is i'm sorry. the senator says there's no excuse. i look at it and i feel itsgusted with myself. it isn't funny, it's completely inappropriate. as for the unwanted kiss, franken writes, although i don't
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remember the rehearsal for the skit as she does, it as important to listen to and believe women's experiences. no gow congress is going to take a good, hard look at him. >> this kind of conduct should not be tolerated by him or any public official. >> reporter: should he resign? >> that's something we'll have to wait and see how plays out in >>e ethics investigation. >> reporter: should he resign? >> it needs to be looked into. >> reporter: as for tweeden. >> people make mistakes. i'm not asking for him to step down. >>at's not my place to say that. as reporter: harassment and unsault are completely deacceptable, they say, and anmocrats agree. and al franken says he will gladly cooperate. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. and president trump weighed re last night saying it was just recently that franken was, quote, lecturing any gun who wou -- liyone mo would -- who would
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listen. >> he went on to call him al whanken steen. piere do his hands go in pictures three, four, five, and six while she sleeps. he hasn't said a word publicly inout the growing scandal involving the alabama senate candidate roy moore. >> the state republican party is sticking by moore, despite the sexual misconduct allegations against him and falling poll numbers. that puts the alabama gop at odds with many in washington. alore remains defiant saying the allegations are attempt to steal the election from the people of alabama. >> i will remain standing until they lay me in that box and put >> in the ground. >> the accusations against moore se alem to be having an effect on alabama voters. a fox news poll now shows him trailing his democratic opponent doug jones by eight points.
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the house republican tax plan is moving on. it cuts the corporate tax rate to 20% and reduces or eliminates some individual deductions and paises the deficit. stul ryan calls it the biggest step lawmakers can take to grow the economy, but he says challenges remain. >> we've got a long road ahead mi us, this is a very, very big milestone in that long road. us've got a long road ahead of ge, and we have a timeline to get this done by the end of the year. >> in the meantime, the tax plan ba the senate faces an uphill battle. they estimate the plan will foise taxes over the next decade for households earning below $75,000. wisconsin republican senator ron johnson is opposing the measure already. cove other gop senators have not committed to the bill. >> presidential adviser and son-in-law jared kushner now has
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ten days to turn over e-mails involving the russia investigation. the senate judiciary committee set that deadline amid allegations that he is holding back documents. pierre thomas has the latest. do reporter: we're learning that donald trump's son-in-law, jared kushner has not turned over all in his e-mails to senate investigators looking into russian middling. that revelation less than a week prter we learned that the president's son, donald trump jr. exchanged private messages with wick ey likes at the heigh of the campaign, at the time inkileaks was releasing damaging information on hillary clinton. >> wikileaks, i love wikileaks. > reporter: contacting his attorney saying they want missing e-mails, a russian back door overture and invites and
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wikileaks. a kushner's attorney says he's been cooperating with congressional investigators and will continue to do so. dembers of congress are >>manding that he do so. millions of americans are thtting a head start on their ruanksgiving holiday and will be >>nning into nasty weather. >> the storm turned the normally virtne lake tahoe looking into a wirtual ocean there with high winds churning up waves between thur and six feet high. the storm has also dropped about three feet of snow at higher elevations. >> the system is moving east now bringing high waves and heavy muow to the rockies and rain to much of the midwest. by sunday that rain will hit the east coast. baseball's most valuable inayers have now been named. in the american league, it is >>t the judge. >> boo! >> jose altuve was named mvp.
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he posted the best batting average in the big league during hee regular season. he beat out aaron judge of course of the new york yankees, there's a little size difference thtween the two fellas. this was obvious. jean carlos was named national stanue mvp. toanton is the sixth mvp winner th play for a losing team. that's a sad fact. >> thursday night football. are't look now, but the steelers are looking good. ben roethlisberger hitting antonio brown who had a banner night. they hooked up for two more touchdowns, including one, watch this -- >> whoa! >> off his helmet. >> a one-handed helmet catch. he off his helmet. he's done it before, but that >>s impressive. >> all rise! >> the touchdown, 40-17. >> pretty cool. yeah, so a cool runnings
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wequel. we'll see how they are in the playoffs, jack. running sequel is now in the works for next year's olympics. be careful. >> oh, boy, we hope you're as pumped for bobsledding as you >>e for football. >> i love bobsledding. >> the role of the jamaican bobsledding team will be played ni three women representing nigeria. they qualified for the south korean games yesterday and will make up the first african bobsled team to reach the winter >>mes. >> they look like cast members of the black panthers. weey have moves off the track as well. get it, ladies. their qualifying race was in calgary, canada, which is where the jamaican bobsledders >>mpeted in 1988. vi i hope we get more dance >>deos. >> yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
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>> we should just let that. coming up, the country that just replaced the u.s. with the best global image. can you guess which one? nigeria perhaps? oh. well, it has a river. >>d it has statues. >> now we know. there you go. >> all nd beer. all right, we'll get to it in the mix. but first, one of the largest rewards ever for a missing pet. we'll tell you what one couple is offering for the safe return of a rather unusual cat. yo you're watching "world news you're watching "world news now." he. i'm not eating pizza from the trash. then i discovered mucinex. huge difference. one pill lasts 12 hours, and i'm good. oh, here kitty, kitty...ah! not a cat, not a cat! why take 4-hour medicine? just one mucinex lasts 12 hours.
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vera several workers have been fired from a psychiatric hospital in hawaii after an admitted killer managed to escape. >> not only did randall saito manage to leave the facility, he wound up in california. >> reporter: inside the san joaquin county jail, a piece of safety glass separated me from a man the prosecutor says fills all the criteria of a classic serial killer, randall saito. the bay area quickly became
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familiar of saito after details of his escape became public on tuesday many he was committed to a psychiatric hospital in 1991 after being acquitted for reason of insanity. in 1993, a court denied saito's request for conditional release saying he continued to suffer from necrofeel yeah, something he says he made up to attempt to avoid prison. >> since i have been in the hospital, i have told them that i fabricated that story. >> reporter: saito says he had about $6,000 in fake drivers license when he escaped sunday morning. how did you get the i.d.s? through the hospital? hospital staff or someone from the outside? >> i can't tell you that. >> reporter: once outside the hospital, saito took a cab to the airport in honolulu and
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chartered a plane to maui. he made it through tsa with a fake i.d. i landed sund he landed sunday night and took a cab to the hotel. after spending three nights in stockton with at least one trip to walmart to buy a phone, he decided it was time to move on. a cabdriver agreed to drive him to reno on wednesday, but when they stopped for gas on the way out, police swooped in and arrested saito. the final question, why did he escape. >> after 37 years in the psychiatric hospital, saito says he had an exemplary record with no violence or drugs. he says this escape was his chance to prove that he was not a danger to anyone and deserved a conditional release. >> i wanted more time, but it
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would seem i would have had all this time to do something bad. but i did not. this's not who i am. >> reporter: the next step for saito is a court appearance in san joaquin county, he faces a felony for escape. >> so calm describing this entire process. >> still so many questions. >> he says he escaped in order to show that he's not a danger. >> well, he also escaped and showed that he's very good at travel planning. >> how did he charter a plane? a >> and then get a cab, get another cab, get on a plane. where's the money from? >> like you said, still so many questions here, and some people believe he had help in all of this. >> it would seem so. coming up in the next half hour, the countdown clock is ticking down to black friday with sales already under way, see how this year is already different than previous years. but first, the unusual missing cats and the unusually
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♪ ♪ stray cats indeed. the hunt is heating up this morning for two cats that ran away after their home burned down this week. >> these are no ordinary house cats, within just happens to be the world's tallest domestic cat. and the other one has the longest tail. here's abc's linzie janis. >> it is time for world record cats. >> reporter: felines are social media stars. arturous is the world record holder for the tallest cat at 19 inches. >> being a ten-foot-tall human is the equivalent. >> reporter: and his roommate, signus has the longest tail. but devastating news for them
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and their human parents will and laura powers. after a terrifying fire destroyed their home in farmington hills, michigan, the cats are missing. they are pleading for help on facebook saying i tried to save the cats but couldn't find them before i was overcome with smoke. i did manage to open a few doors in hopes they would run out of the so if anyone finds a cat matching their description please notify us. the powers are hopeful someone in the area may have caught a glimpse. so far at least one neighbor has reported seeing what they describe as a beast of a cat. >> beast of a cat. >> beast of a cat. that's probably it. we're talking to our senior pet correspondent, frank here, what do you think? exactly. >> i agree. >> precisely. >> live traps have been set for the cats. >> they're offering $25,000 for the return of their cats. they also lost two other cats in
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just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ on this friday, we have some sad news, the usa is no longer number one when it comes to soccer or global image. >> what? >> yes. you know, for years, there's this company that's done this public opinion polling and for years, we have been the reigning champ. and yes, america. >> usa, usa! >> is the brand. we've dropped in the latest survey. >> sorry, frank is shedding. >> has dropped to sixth place. the number one country according to -- >> sixth! we went from number one to sixth? >> yeah. number one, germany. germany officially replaced us as the number one brand image in public opinion around the world. it calculates how people view a
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country in different ways, investments, immigration, culture and heritage. >> blah, blah, blah, blah. way to go, germany. now to the most distracted driver ever. police in vancouver snapped this photo when they pulled the man over, this is a tablet and phone taped to the steering wheel. >> is that wrong? >> yeah, you're not supposed to do that. polka. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign war ♪ all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's world news polka ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake, you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun and be a pal, every anchor, every gal ♪
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news. fire rips through a nursing home near philadelphia. emergency crews race to evacuate residents. we have the latest from the scene. in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him, roy moore faces a new challenge, this as the alabama republican party vows to stick by his side, and the white house breaks with republican leaders in the senate. and black friday deals you can get right now. >> we're still a week away from one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but deals are already on the table. where you'll find this year's deepest discounts. and cristiano ronaldo works hard on and offer the field, but at 32, he's getting competition from all sides. a much younger athlete turned model threatens to steal ronaldo's throne.
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you will meet the upstart in the skinny, on this friday, november 17th. >> you wanted to stay on that shot forever. >> yeah. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you can bring that photo up again. >> this is a subtle reminder that ratings month continues. just so you know. we'll get to the bottom of that a little later. but we do have this breaking news we've been watching in the last couple hours coming from the suburbs of philadelphia where a massive fire has engulfed a senior living community. >> the fires broke out hours ago, lighting up the night sky. too early to know the cause of the fire, but so far there are at least 20 injuries reported. victims suffering from smoke inhalation and minor leg injuries. and they have been rushed to the hospital. >> you see some of the pictures coming in. they are absolutely impressive and devastating. dozens of others left with
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nowhere to stay. the temperatures in the 30s. imagine all those elderly residents forced to leave that building and leave that structure in the middle of the night because of that fire. they were there wrapped in blankets. >> many were taken out in wheelchairs. >> we're also told that nearby hospitals are overwhelmed, not necessarily because of the number of injuries but because so many people are looking for a place to be. also this morning we're tracking that storm system threatening to ruin travel plans for millions of americans hitting the road for thanksgiving week. >> the radar shows most of that stormy weather is concentrated in the west, where it's dropped about two inches of rain in the san francisco area. >> the rain turned to snow in the sierra, creating blizzard conditions and piling up about three feet of snow. now that system is on the move. regina miller joins us with the forecast. good morning, gina. >> good morning, kendis and diane. as we move through your friday,
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while one location is improving, another not so much. we are going to be dealing with gusty storms for friday night into saturday. we could see strong wind gusts, travel disruptions from indianapolis down through lexington and even into nashville. improvement on the way. in pacific northwest where we have the storm behind it for your friday, just some lingering clouds, cool, a couple spotty rain or mountain snowshowers around. then it stays dry for saturday. that is the calm before the next front that brings rain in for sunday into sunday night, during the day around seattle and portland and then comes into northern california. kendis and diane? >> it's been relentless in the pacific northwest. now to politics and apparent trouble in the polls for roy moore. >> moore's standing firm in denying sexual misconduct allegations against him, but a new fox news poll shows he's trailing the democrat doug jones. by eight points. a month ago they were tied.
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>> moore fiercely told reporters the accusations against him are an attempt to steal the election. tom llamas reports from alabama. >> reporter: for the first time since his campaign became engulfed in scandal, roy moore faced reporters at an open news conference. >> i'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put knee the ground. >> reporter: he denied all the allegations against him. >> they're not only untrue, but they have no evidence to support them. >> reporter: then, he opened the floor to questions. >> we're going to talk about issues today if anyone has a question about issues. next question, sir? >> does judge moore categorically deny he dated high school girls? teenaged high school girls when he was in his 30s? >> you read his letter, and it addresses that clearly. >> reporter: can we hear him say it? >> reporter: my question ending the news conference. moore and his wife kayla walking out. so we followed them. moore stayed silent, dodging questions by escaping into a kitchen. his allies, outraged, lashing
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out at reporters. >> you are the fake news from the swamp! >> reporter: moore has tried to push past the allegations, but new ones pop up nearly every day. the latest from the "washington post". gena richardson says she was a teenage girl when roy moore approached her at the local mall where shes with working. she says he introduced himself, asked where she went to school and asked for her phone number. no, she says, my dad is so strict. later, she was sitting in trigonometry class when she was call the to the principal's office. she tells "the post" she was startle t startleed and thought maybe it was her father calling. the map on the phone was roy moore. he said what are you doing? i said i'm in trig class. he asked her out but she told him she couldn't talk. a few days later at the mall he asked her out again and that night they went to the movies. after, he offered her a ride and in his car gave her what he called a forceful kiss, i've never been kissed like that she says and the minute that
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happened i got scared. so i said i've got to go because my curfew is now. richardson says that's the last time she spoke to roy moore. >> the alabama republican party sticking with him. and then from the white house, our cecelia vega in the briefing room. >> does the president believe roy moore's accuser and does he think that he should drop out of the race? >> the president believes that these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously, and that the state of alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be. meanwhile, al franken is facing criticism after a radio host came forward. accusing him of sexual misconduct. leanne tweeden says he forcefully kissed her before he was elected to the senate. he also posed for this picture, showing him pretending to grope her while she's sleeping returning on the plane from afghanistan. franken is apologizing saying he's disgusted with himself, which tweeden says is all she wanted to hear.
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>> i think i just wanted him to apologize to me for that and say he was sorry, and i think that second statement that he came out with and the acknowledgement of saying that it was wrong and that heartfelt, you know, gatheri gathering his staff and saying it was wrong and everybody needs to take a good, hard look and i really think he came from a heartfelt place there. >> president trump criticized franken in a tweet calling him al frankenstein, but misspelling the name. where do his hands go? in pictures two, three, four, five, and six while she sleeps? >> i think he meant franken steen. republicans have pushed their tax reform plan through the house, but the republicans' toughest battle may be ahead for tax cut and jobs act was approved mostly along party lines, although 13 republican members voted against it.
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the senate plan is already facing opposition within the party. ron johnson of wisconsin says he's not going to back the measure, saying the bill is unfair to small businesses. >> i'm just looking for a fair shake for all businesses. let's not upset that applecart and harm the economy. >> a congressional analysis of the senate bill found taxes will go up for households earning under $75,000. at least five other republican senators withheld their pour. a top official at the homeland security department has resigned after comments he made came to light. his comments targeted jews, muslims and blacks, accusing them of laziness, and promiscuity. overseas, the political crisis in zimbabwe has entered another day in uncertainty. robert mugabe held the first round of negotiations over his
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exit. he met with the army commander who placed him under house arrest. an emergency summit has been called. by several african makes to formalize the terms of mugabe's departure. at age 93, he's the world's oldest head of state. and a ban limiting elephant parts may not be final. the trump administration had said that it planned to lift the obama era ban affecting sports hunters to travel to zimbabwe and zambia, but sarah sanders appeared to leave the door open saying there's been no official announcement so nothing is final. ohio state university is suspending all fraternities. indefinitely. the groups are being forced to stop recruitment and all social activities. it has been investigating 11 of the 37 chapters sense the start of the year. university officials say conduct by the fraternities has been a
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growing concern. ohio state is the latest school to crackdown on greek life. this morning, facebook, google and twitter are trying to add transparency to news. they are adding trust indicators icons. next to articles. when users click those icons, they'll see information about the publisher, part of an effort to help users distinguish between reliable journalism and the so-called fake news. a retired marine has kept a final promise he made to a friend on the battlefield in vietnam. >> master sergeant william cox stood guard over james hollingsworth and delivered his eulogy. now during a gunfight in new year's eve in 1968, they vowed to contact each other every new kpreer's over if they survived. they were connected for 49 straight years. >> wow. >> once again, he put on his uniform and stood there guard.
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and here's a sweet wedding story to be shared online this morning. most couples don't want to be upstaged at their wedding, but most weddings don't have a 100 year old maid of honor. the job was given to daryl's mom rosalie. >> so she had never been a maid of honor or brides maid. she wasn't sure if she should do it. mrs. peterson gave the couple a special gift, the wedding rings she wore for 65 years. >> that is a great gift. wow. >> wow. >> but rosalie stole the show apparently. >> she did. i wonder, did she throw the bouquet? did she catch the bouquet? >> we need to know these things! >> so much for always a brides maid. >> maybe rosalie will be next. >> she's on the market. it's beginning to look a lot like black friday. >> retailers can't wait to start cashing in on the pre-holiday sales. coming up, the one gift you're most likely to save the most money on.
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season. >> and with one week to go before black friday, they're shaping up to be this year's biggest bargain. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: retailers rolling out those black friday deals a week early. >> they dare not wait until black friday. they're trying to make us open our wallets now. >> reporter: costco with deep discounts on more than 20 tvs. if you're not a member, keep in mind there's no official trial, but if you are not satisfied they will refund the fee. and on amazon through black friday, you'll see discounts popping up on for every $30 you. and best buy, this tv now $300 off. how do you differentiate the
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deals from the dust? >> insist on a 30% discount from the original price. >> reporter: historically, it pays to wait until the real black friday for the biggest deals on electronics. i'm told this year tv sales will be huge. and many retailers will make the deals better in stores than on line. rebecca jarvis, abc news new york. >> we have to go all the way to the store? >> you mean it's throwback thursday? who likes to go to the stores. they're fantastic places. i love to go to the places. >> fantastic? >> fantastic places. the new development in the sexiest man alive saga. >> our continuing series all week long. today ryan reynolds wants to see the crown. as sexiest man. who ryan reynolds wants to see crowned. o ryan reynolds wants to see crowned.
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cristiano ronaldo'syear old son cristiano jr. is showing that he has dad's genes and dad's jeans. >> he's still got a ways to go before he can fill out those adult-sized jeans that are part of his clothing line, but he does offer children's sizes as well. >> got to get ronaldo jr. some kids' sizes. >> the whole line now includes four pairs of jeans, tee shirts and fabric technology that allows the fabric to move to the shape of the body. >> was that an opportunity to show cristiano shirtless? >> no. who would do such a thing. >> shame, shame. the plot thickens for the sexiest man alive. >> blake knows people are scratching their heads over this decision, scratching the back of their heads, actually, wondering whether other candidates have died.
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former sexiest man alive, hugh jackman offered words of advice and asked for backup from ryan reynolds. >> but ryan tweeted off a warning shot saying you're both speed bumps in the road to sir patrick stuart. >> ah, yes, that indeed. so far, the 77-year-old master thespian has yet to respond. but we will accept his nomination on his behalf. although he was the yoe moen im year. >> while we're at it, let's check out reynolds in the new trailer for "deadpool 2." happy little trees. >> still probably the sexiest man alive. >> ever so gently.
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♪ ♪ this pre-thanksgiving week has been chockful of breaking news. we had the disaster in iran and another shooting rampage. >> but it also brought us another water gate. here's our weekly friday rewind. >> a deadly earthquake and the desperate search for survivors. the quake struck near the iran/iraq border. smash sparking terror and panic, more than 400 killed and 7,000 injured. the deadliest quake this year. people desperate for blankets and tents. though some aid's getting through, it's nowhere near enough. >> now that calls are being made for roy moore to drop out of the race. >> mr. moore attacked me when i was a child.
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>> the pressure from washington is real, and there are more allegations. >> they're not only untrue, but they have no evidence to support them. and i'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground. >> next tonight to the deadly rampage in northern california, a gunman shooting into a kindergarten class, the police now identifying the gunman. and they now say his wife was actually his first victim. they have found her body. it was hidden under the floor in their home. >> he had no license to carry a gun but had three weapons, with him including that long gun and two handguns. >> the three ucla basketball players at the heart of an international scandal after stealing from stores. giving president trump what he asked for. >> to president trump and the united states government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf. >> as the president was row recapping his journey at the white house, he got a little cotton mouthed.
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>> don't have any water. that's okay. that's okay. >> he looks like 5-year-old coming to the sidelines during a soccer practice. did you see my mom? i ran over there and i ran over there. and then i scored a goal. okay. i got to go back. >> but if you really want sexy, how about our very own blake shelton of news men, kendis gibson. you didn't know that one was coming. >> they actually put that photo up. once you see it, you can't unsee it, can you? >> so just let's have it live one more day, shall we? >> absolutely. it's going to be the new promo photo to top off the show. >> we will get no viewers. >> the blake shelton of news men. >> the marilyn monroe of news anchors or something like that. sorry. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. s. informing insomniacs for
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good morning, i'm diane macedo. the republicans' massive tax reform bill heads to the senate after being passed in the house. a tough battle is expected in the next round as one republican has already come out against the senate version. a massive fire spreads through a senior living community in philadelphia overnight. at least 20 people are injured and dozens others are left with no place to stay. the university of south carolina's women's basketball team will not be attending today's white house event honoring college smorts champions. the team's coach says they didn't get their invitation until just yesterday. dawn staley complained about not being invited to the white house

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