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Jun 8, 2013 4:00am PDT
down face to face and hanging over this u.s./china summit. the raging controversy of the government spying our calls and internet. who is leaking all these documents? >> jim avila covering it all. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is not a former summit signaled by the lack of neckties and participants in the palm tree location far from the white house. but the subject matter between president xi of china and president obama could not be more formal and serious. together they gompbed one and five people in the world. arguably the two most powerful economies on the planet. >> the united states welcomes the continuing peaceful rise of china as a world power. competitive and weary of each other, the united states and china also depend upon each other for trade and diplomacy. the united states counting on china to reign in north korea's recklessness. >> it's in the united states interest that china continues on the path of success. >> reporter: no longer are these two superpowers on the brink of out right war, but the united states is concerned about china's use of
ABC
Jan 19, 2011 7:00am EST
. good to have you back. it's a big day in washington. president hu jintao of china arrived yesterday, for one of what could be the most important state visit of the obama white house. we have a new poll that shows most see china as an economic threat. a country that's costing american jobs. president obama is expected to press the chinese on that. and we have secretary clinton weighing in on that. and also, the latest on the grandma watch. >> we'll hear what she has to say. >>> also, we're learning more, how the tucson shootings unfolded. new security camera video shows how the shooting unfolded. and also, new signs of jared loughner's parents. >> the congresswoman had a premonition she might get shot, too. >> we'll have more with mark kelly, too. >>> we begin with a backpack bomb, in spokane, washington. it was found along the route of monday's martin luther king parade. the fbi is investigating. neal karlinsky is in spokane and has the details for us. good morning, neal. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this could have been very serious. about 1,500 people were getting ready to ma
ABC
Nov 27, 2013 7:00am PST
challenge to china. ambassador caroline kennedy's tough words overnight. >>> new this morning, o.j. simpson denied. a judge rejects the former football star's bid for a new trial for armed robbery and kidnapping. why the judge turned o.j. down. ♪ we got to hold on to what we got ♪ >>> well, here's a first. a prince, a king of rock and a queen of country. go for it, your highness. ♪ living on a prayer ♪ >>> i love hearing that. what a trio. who had the biggest thrill in that trio? >> i don't know. i think it has to be the prince. >> go ahead. go ahead. >> i think he did. >> it was great. >>> what a great way to start this holiday getaway. 43 million people living on a prayer on the highways and in the air. look at those people coming in across the country right now. holiday travel mess, as the thanksgiving eve storm takes hold. a lot of travelers facing lot of trouble up and down the east coast. and the midwest. >>> and the travelers, including the champions from "dancing with the stars," the bad weather impacting them. the champions. derek, for a fifth time, amber riley. an
ABC
Jun 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
stephanopoulos, because so many people are wondering what does this do to u.s.-china relations, if in fact he is going to russia now. >> hong kong, is something. the united states would fully comply with the extradition request. pretty serious charge right there. one of the things we're doing is getting to the justice department, find out if they believe a mistake was made, or china playing games. no question, this is going to complicate the united states-china relationship. remember, just over a week ago, president obama met with president xi in palm springs, the chinese leader, trying to reset the united states relationship with china. cyber warfare right at the top, cyber espionage right at the top of u.s.-china relations. if indeed china is not cooperating, that's a big blow. >> and raises questions about the relationship with russia. because we're hearing this morning he could be booked on a flight to cuba and then to venezuela. is there any pressure the united states can bring to bear on the russians with whom we have an icy relationship to stop him from carrying out this iti
ABC
Sep 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
to miss. jen ashton is with us. >>> how about the cast of the beloved show, "china beach"? remember it. back together for the first time since the blockbuster finale. the stars are reunited for our cameras. you're not going to remember how many people were on china beach. >> ricki lake. >> ricki lake, yep. >> and robin, you reminded us. so many awards. >> it wasn't on that long but won a lot of awards. that's it. wheel rae have that ahead. >>> the latest on the suburban seattle man on trial for the murder of his wife. more than seven years after her death, his mother-in-law wouldn't give up. fighting for justice. now his interrogation tape is playing out in court. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: without a single hard piece of evidence linking david pietz to his wife's murder, prosecutors are zeroing in on his character and trying to tear it apart. detectives testified about his behavior when he got the news that his wife's body was found. >> so many pills. i don't know if i was just hoping she did or if i was thinking she flushed them down the toilet. >> he had the appeara
ABC
Sep 23, 2012 8:00am EDT
again, he successfully scaling the largest steel tower in china. it's nearly 1300 feet tall. no thank you. he usually climbs without safety equipment. but used suction devices and ropes because the tower, no hand or footholds. ginger doesn't know this, but this is her next assignment. >> she can do it without the ropes. >> can you do it without the hopes? >> no way. >> my money is on ginger. >> all right, paula, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to the race for the white house. just 44 days away from the election day and the romney campaign is hoping to get past a rough week. they're now kicking off a bus tour, but will it be enough to regain the momentum? it's your voice, your vote. david kerley has the latest from washington. >> reporter: the days are slipping away now. and many republicans are begging mitt romney to reset his campaign. the candidate has answer which may not satisfy all of those critics who are talking back to him. some of the gop complain romney is losing. he's not on the trial enough. spending too much time fund-raising. as he was last night in california. >> they wer
ABC
Nov 15, 2009 8:00am EST
: no more true than in china, china owns $800 billion in u.s. debt. that money is keeping the american economy afloat. but as america's biggest creditor the chinese are worried about the weakness of the dollar and the rising deficit. in china, the president gets a break from official meetings when he hosts a town hall with college students. he'll take questions from the audience and online. the entire program will be streamed on the web throughout the country. bill? >> and for the bottom line, let's turn to george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." getting ready for the show. as yunji pointed out, the president going to china to owe visit the u.s. economy. we owe them so much money. talk about this meeting with medvedev. where do things stand with russia? particularly when it comes to iran. >> there's been a lot of friction. the united states needs russia more than any other single country. they believe if russia come along impose sanctions on iran. china is likely not to block them as well. and we know that iran is either too divided to follow through on the commitments they made la
ABC
Oct 6, 2011 7:00am PDT
private investors and part of what's happening is china and europe, other countries are putting enormous subsidies into these companies and giving them incentives to move offshore. even if the company was developed they'll end up going to china. we'll help you scale up. we'll give you low interest loans or no-interest loans and we will give you whatever it takes for you to get started here and that's part of the reason why a lot of technologies that developed here, we've now lost the lead in. solar energy, wind energy, and so what the loan guarantee program was designed to do was to close that gap and say let's see if we can help some of those folks locate here and rcreate jobs here in the united states. we knew from the start that the loan guarantee program would have a risk-free proposition, and then we wouldn't have to worry about it, but the overall portfolio has been successful. it has allowed us to help companies, for example, to start advanced battery manufacturing here in the united states. it's helped to create jobs. there were going to be some companies that did not work out. s
ABC
Nov 25, 2010 7:00am EST
is leaning on china to do its part to keep that from happening. our jon karl is in washington this morning with the very latest. jon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this morning, south korea is saying it will send more troops to the island, attacked by north korea, as the white house is pressing china to rein in its ally. the smoldering aftermath of north korea's attack could be seen from the air. an attack we now know killed t south korean marines and two civilians. and sent hundreds fleeing their homes. a sea of fire is how one eyewitness described the attack. with south korea now on its highest level of alert, short of outright war, "the uss george washington" strike group is headed to the region, for previously-scheduled exercises with the south korean military. the message, the u.s. will defend its ally. but america has virtually no leverage over north korea. a point made by joint chiefs chairman, mike mullen, on "the view." >> we're working with allies. i think it's very important, certainly the japanese and the south koreans. but i think it's important for chi
ABC
Nov 28, 2010 7:00am PST
china is often talked aout the key player because nort korea is enthei do nk torts >> well, look, i spoke to senior white house officials and they've been disappoint china has not earlier condemned what north korea did, not just the attack but also the uranium enrichment that was discov china did not explicitly condem it as the u.s. and other al wanted. now, there's been a lo hillary clinton has caln mi a lot of the allies which deal with north korea are trying to get china, which, as you say, is the onoutrluen on nortea to so now they've decided to l for representatives of the six-party talks, that is the u.s., china, aan,kore and russia, to come together in december. that doesn't mean to say a resumption of the talks, but representatives to try to de-escalate the crisis. >> unclear whether that will lead to any real de-escalation. let me ask you about the other big sy ofmorn the wikileaks dnt d we are expectinthisen this contains apparently so embarrassing state at cables or diplomatic communications in which our diplomats say some not so nice things about other countries. overnig
ABC
Jan 20, 2011 7:00am EST
china. president obama took the opportunity to announce $45 billion in deals for the u.s. economy, which he says will give 225,000 jobs. the state dinner included many top corporate executives. chinese president hu is likely to get a somewhat chillier reception when he goes to capitol hill today. >> reporter: that's right, george. a chilly reception, because of what human rights groups call china's abysmal human rights record. and for devaluing its currency, what keeps the currency low and, economists say, costs american jobs. >> reporter: the president raised a glass to his guests. >> to the people. may they grow together in friendship. may they prosper together in peace. and may they realize a future together for themselves, for their children, and their grandchildren. >> reporter: a night filled with fanfare and pageantry. ♪ guests included abc news' own christiane amanpour. and disney ceo, iger and willow boy. barbra streisand, yo-yo ma, and vera wang. the theme was quintessentially american, as requested by the chinese. jazz. lobster and steak. even apple pie. no details we
ABC
Apr 8, 2011 7:00am PDT
investment ever made in mainland china. it involves hotels, shops and at its core, a magic kingdom-style theme park. >> thank you. good morning. >> reporter: with the chinese greeting and mickey mouse and crew dressed in mandarin costumes, disney launched an ambitious new partnership in china this morning. the crowd ranged from the head of the chinese communist party to villagers lining the roads, cheering the earth movers breaking ground on the $3.7 billion theme park. >> china is one of the most dynamic markets in the world. most populous country in the world. shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in the world. >> reporter: since revolutionizing the industry with disneyland in 1955, disney has gone global. from france, to japan. now, mainland china. >> disney was born in america but it's been a global company now for over half a century. disneyland china is going to be uniquely disney. there will be things familiar about it to people who visit our other parks around the world. but it will also be specific to china. >> reporter: like most international businesses, disney is eager to
ABC
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
. ambassador to china. his cadillac was surrounded by a mob throwing bottles, outside the embassy in beijing. they were protesting japan's claim to a chain of disputed islands off the coast. guards had to run to surround the ambassador's car and escort him to safety. >>> and schools are back open in chicago this morning for the first time in more than a week. union members voted to end their strike, even though their new contract had not yet been ratified. both sides compromised. the school day will be longer. but teachers will get a 17% raise over the next four years. and they'll be evaluated in part on their students' test scores. >>> and a wake-up call about america's expanding waistline and rising health care costs. a new report estimates by 2030, more than a dozen states will have obesity rates over 60%. that means six in ten people will be roughly 30 pounds or more over their desired weight. >>> and an intriguing scrap of paper, smaller than a business card, is re-igniting an age-old religious debate, did jesus have a wife? a harvard scholar has just revealed that a faded piece of papy
ABC
Apr 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
china this morning. to villagers who lined the roads, cheering the earth-movers, breaking ground on the theme park. >> china is one of the most dynamic markets in the world. most populous country in the world. shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in the world. >> reporter: since revolutionizing the industry with disneyland in 1955, disney has gone global. from france, to japan. now, mainland china. >> it's been a global company now for over half a century. disneyland china is going to be uniquely disney. there will be things familiar about it to people who visit our other parks around the world. but it will also be specific to china. >> reporter: like most international businesses, disney is eager to enter the $3.1 billion strong consumer market. it's a strategy that involves movie distribution, and disney branded schools. >> all of the businesses trying to get into china, none have been all that successful. if disney could get a 24-hour cable channel in china, that would be huge. >> reporter: and the castle is slated to be the biggest of all. disney ceo, bob iger, was asked what he
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
resistance, china is finally agreeing to join the u.s. in negotiations on a new round of sanctions against iran and its nuclear program. this comes as the nuclear summit in washington continues. so many world leader there's, as well as jake tapper. he's at the white house. jake, good to see you. it comes down to, in order to keep the booming economy, china needs oil. how did the president convince them to get tough on one of their oil suppliers? >> reporter: the administration made the argument to china, that more destabilizing is the idea of a nuclear iran. that resonates with china. will join the other countries, on the united nations security council, about talks about sanctions on iran. the other countries, are the united states, united kingdom, russia, france and china. we don't know what china will agree to, whether it will be sanctions with teeth that will have impact. but your question, what convinced china to go along? secretary of state hillary clinton told me, the best advocate for their position has been iran, which has continued to flout international law. even after t
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
, april 14th. breaking news. a series of strong earthquakes rock china, killing hundreds of people, injuring thousands more. we are live in china. >>> it's being called a miracle. that 11-year-old girl with autism, found alive, after surviving four days lost in an alligator-infested swamp. >> i'm holding her right now, yes. she's okay. >> hi. this is nadia. i'm the girl that got lost. >> the man who waded into waist-deep water is here with his story. >>> and that police beating caught on tape causes outrage. should the police seen here be arrested? why the fbi is now on the case. >>> and the first lady flies solo. michelle obama makes her first official overseas trip alone. how is she being received on the world stage? >>> look who decided to come home. great to have you back, george. >> it's great to be back home. it was a great trip. but it's good to be back. there's a lot of news out there this morning. starting with that apparently miraculous rescue of nadia bloom. she's the autistic girl lost for four days in a florida swamp. she was so deep in the brush, it took rescuers four
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> literally have flown halfway around the world for this. >> reporter: gavin king came from shanghai, china, to run. >> i have a charity for homeless. but i can't collect. >> reporter: but for millions taking a backseat to suffering, maybe it's best summed up by this runner from south africa. >> it's a bigger lesson. the bigger lesson, for mere mortals, we're not in control. >> reporter: very good advice there. with the race off, race organizationers will donate all of the supplies they would use for the marathon to those in need. dan? >> a lot will be happy to hear that. thank you. >>> let's not forget there's a presidential election coming up on tuesday. it's "your voice, your vote." just three days to go. and some people cannot wait. they're lining up for early voting, sometimes for up to three hours. look at the size of that line. meanwhile, the candidates are out barnstorming the battleground states, where this extremely tight and unpredictable race will be won or lost. abc's jake tapper is traveling with the president in mentor, ohio. jake, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morni
ABC
Nov 13, 2010 7:00am EST
interconnected world, what happens in japan or china or indonesia, also has a direct effect on the lives and fortunes of the american people. >> reporter: the president continued to press the case for more u.s. exports to asia, reiterating his goal of doubling the u.s. goods sold in the region over the next five years. he framed it in the context of his most pressing issue back home. >> for america, this is a jobs strategy. with every $1 billion in exports, 5,000 jobs are supported at home. >> reporter: of his top agenda items, the president will be going home largely empty-handed. no agreements on a long-sought free trade deal with south korea. the president could not convince south korea to open its markets to american cars and beef. no breakthrough on chinese currency. the white house says china is deliberately undervaluing the yuan. that makes it cheaper to produce goods in china and cheaper to sell them overseas. the president said cooperation is good. but competition among nations is necessary. >> there's no reason to view trade, commerce or economic growth as zero sum games. thank you
ABC
Nov 12, 2010 7:00am PST
issues the president has been pushing here, his belief that china artificially manipulates its currency to keep its goods cheap at the expense of u.s. jobs. president obama could not get the g-20 to agree to use stronger language in the joint statement they released. but in his press conference today, he used his strongest language yet about the chinese currency. >> it is undervalued, and china spends enormous amounts of money intervening in the market to keep it undervalued. my expectation is that china's going to make progress on this issue. >> reporter: and he pushed back on accusations that the recent decision by the fed to inject $600 billion into the economy is itself currency manipulation. >> this decision was not one designed to have an impact on the currency, on the dollar. it was designed to grow the economy. >> reporter: as for how much president obama is willing to compromise on those bush tax cuts for the wealthy in order to secure the extension of the bush tax cuts for the middle class, the president said he was not going to negotiate with reporters here in seoul, south ko
ABC
Aug 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
. topping china, 443- 43-42. china, generally, they do not do that well in the second half of the games when track and field starts. between 1896 and 2008, we won 737 medals in track and field. china, only 15. as we said, michael phelps has one more race tonight, which opens up all sorts of questions about the end of the phelps era and who will replace him. let's get more from summer sanders, herself a gold medalist. summer, good morning to you. >> good morning. i know. we're saying good-bye to phelps, as he arrived at the games with his phelps-like performance in the 100 butterfly, coming from behind. >> with 21 medals, can we say he's either the greatest olympic swimmer of all-time or perhaps the greatest olympian of all-time. >> we were saying he was the greatest olympian of all-time at 19. and i was calling him the greatest olympian of all-time when he won eight gold medals in one olympics games. you add to the four olympics over that tremendous career. and coming back every, single year, with that grueling training. i do think he's the greatest olympian of all-time. >> so, we
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
senseless bombing of indo china on inaugural day. >> he was the first senator to oppose the vietnam war. that cause would repel to the democratic nomination for president in 1972. >> rather than deception and manipulation. we're going to give richard nixon the retirement he so deserves. >> voters didn't see it that way. mcgovern lost one of the biggest landslides in the nation. carrying over massachusetts. he grew up in south da coy that. a liberal icon from a republican family. met his wife at a high school e debate tournament where she won. he served in congress and found his national voice leading the antiwar charge in his race to the white house. >> stand with your convictions. >> reporter: mcgovern stayed in the senate until an 1980 defeat. there were tragedies in his personal life, too. losing sons stephen and daughter teresa to alcoholism. >> i loved her. she never doubted that for a minute. i'm grateful for that. >> reporter: mcgovern spent his later years writing and working on one of his life long passions hunger. >>> another developing story this morning, that potential o
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Apr 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
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Jul 7, 2013 4:00am PDT
16-year-old girls from china. there were 307 people on board the flight including passengers and crew. 182 to local hospitals, 49 in critical condition. for hours afterwards, there were scores of passengers unaccounted for. but everybody is accounted for this morning. >> and overnight, investigators from the national transportation safety board arrived, they tweeted out this picture of the ntsb chairman and the examiner in charge examining the plane. they have the black boxes and are on their way back to washington for analysis. this morning in korea, the ceo of asiana airlines he would a news conference saying he does not believe it was mechanical failure, although he refused to blame the pilots all who were highly trained. >> we have team coverage. and start with cecilia vega in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna. we know that 61 american citizens were on board the flight, and 30 of the passengers were children. investigators are calling this a crash-landing. witnesses who saw the whole thing say it's a miracle so many survived. the nightmare
ABC
Nov 27, 2010 7:00am EST
released by wikileaks. the cables due to be released includes russia, china and other nations, dan. >> how damaging do we think the documents could be? >> reporter: one official told abc news that the release is outrageous and dangerous. and state department spokesman p.j. crowley said it will be irresponsible and put lives and interests at risk. the documents will reveal names and detailed discussions with intel sources and dissidents. you can imagine the ramifications if this release would be huge. >> given we have the state department and the pentagon saying this could put lives at risk, it doesn't appear that wikileakses is going to back down. so, what are u.s. officials doing to try to contain the danger preemptively? >> reporter: that's absolutely right. it does look like wikileaks is going to go ahead with this. and the united states is trying to limit the damage. governments around the world are being briefed by u.s. officials about what the documents might reveal and what they might expect. and a number of u.s. embassies around the world have been put on high alert. and se
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Aug 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
. this morning, outrage in china, but why did this game grow so violent so fast? >>> the mom on trial for using hot sauce to punish her child for lying. she says she was teaching him a lesson. should she go to jail? nancy grace and dan abrams are here in the studio live to weigh in. >>> the ultimate countdown to the so-called american royal wedding. the invite list packed with celebrities. cameras tracking kim kardashian's every move. we've got all the details from the dress to the guests. >>> ah, good morning, america. george is getting a little head start to this -- our holiday summer weekend and buckle up, josh elliott is by our side. we have a lot to get to as always, including the latest on the markets after a stable week that big tumble is continuing. dramatic sell-offs already in asia and europe this morning and there may be more wild swing as head, unfortunately. >> you thought we could get to the weekend without the pendulum swing. >> also, we're going to take a look at a honeymoon gone horribly wrong. a fatal shark attack in one of the world's most exclusive island paradises
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Jan 6, 2013 4:00am PST
be okay. >> reporter: 18-year-old china blaney was driving to her mother's house thursday night with her 6-month-old son gabriel when the unimaginable happened. >> there was a stop sign that i was slowing down and i wasn't going to make it -- i was looking to make sure that nothing was going to hit me and at that time that there's -- the car was hitting me. >> reporter: a collision with a pickup truck sent her baby gabriel flying from his car seat hurled out the window 25 feet into the air. >> i heard the lady yelling, there's a baby, i think, the baby flew out the window. then i realized, oh, my god, my baby is not in my car anymore. >> reporter: the baby landed somewhere in the soft snow. china managed to crawl her way out of the wreckage frantically looking for her baby. >> so i was yelling for my baby. i couldn't find him and i couldn't see him. >> reporter: the driver of the pickup truck found gabriel buried at the bottom of a snow bank and picked him up. >> i thought the lady had him and she was sitting there crying. >> reporter: mom and baby were treated at a local hospital. >
ABC
May 19, 2012 7:00am PDT
right now. his escape set off a huge diplomatic battle between america and china. will his arrival make tensions worse? >>> failure to launch. just hours ago, what was to be a historic first. >> three, two, one, zero. and liftoff. >> ends in embarrassment. the first commercial rocket to head to the space station grounded. what went wrong? >>> celebrity smackdown. look at this. a reporter tries to kiss will smith on the red carpet. he gets a smack right across the face. so, did smith overreact here? or is this another sign of out-of-control celebrity news coverage? >>> and cloned canines. could you imagine loving your deceased dog so much, you cloned him not once, not twice, but three times? well, meet the man who did just that. was it worth the $100,000? ♪ now, you're just somebody that i used to know ♪ >>> good morning, everybody. look who we've got. it's the co-anchor of our overnight newscast. she's looking over our shoulder. she is the lovely and utterly clonible, paula faris. in for bianna golodryga. good morning to you. >> now, you have a cat named steve. would you clone steve
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Nov 18, 2009 7:00am EST
one leaving beijing, china, the end of the president's trip in china. while you were sleeping, we hope. heading to south korea due back home tomorrow afternoon, of course, to bring everyone the long awaited decision on afghanistan. >> he says he will have that when he returns. he told reporters traveling with him he does not want the next administration to inherit the war in afghanistan. so let's go straight to our chief white house corresndent jake tapper who is froofling with the president. >> reporter: the president capped off his first trip to china with a visit to the great wall, a wall to break from the pressures weighing on him. the president told cnn today that figuring out the end game is most important. >> my preference would be not to hand off anything to the next president. one of the things i'd like is the next president to be able to come in and say, i've got a clean slate. >> reporter: on iran, the president also pledged to take some very severe steps if progress is not made on ending its nuclear weapons program. >> if iran continues to rebuff the international comm
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May 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
josh elliott. >> breaking news out of china. just as secretary of state hillary clinton was arriving there this morning, we received word that a deal has been struck to end a diplomatic crisis. china has agreed to let blind activist chen guangcheng go free. chen fled to the u.s. embassy for protection. china has demanded the u.s. apologize for allowing him into the embassy. >>> and dozens of people are under arrest after occupy protests turn violent across the country. police in riot gear, firing tear gas twice into a crowd in oakland, california, sending anti-wall street protesters running for cover. protests boiled over here in new york and in seattle. >>> five men described as homegrown terrorists are being charged without bail today, charged with a plot to blow up a bridge in suburban cleveland. investigators said the men, fed up with america and the government, bought what they thought were plastic explosives during an fbi sting. they also discussed attacking cleveland's federal reserve bank and a casino. >>> new insight into george zimmer man, the man who shot trayvon martin. a
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
china's. ndunder obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mittomney and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:26. i am pamala brown. in the news today, drivers in woodbridge can expect to face today.later obama will be there for a campaign rally. speak about the economy. we will take a look at the picture of the bethesda apple stores. g forth of people waitin e opening. get want to be the first to on the new iphone 5. the device has a color screen, processor and updated .oftware more coming up on newschannel 8. check on the roads. >> a bit of a back up there waiting in line. let us start in virginia. some volume beltway, to king street. slowing us now. just jam it through the stretch. shirlington, nothing much to th
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
don't know where i fell off. >> michael phelps has two cracks at gold. china's version of missy franklin is a 16-year-old named ye shiwen. she has been so good. so scary fast, that the american head of the world swim coach's association created a diplomatic earthquake by issuing the suspicion that the chinese are cheating. using performance-enhancing drugs when the split times were faster than the best men in the world. she did test negative for any drugs. and said, quote, the clean knees people have clean hands. a stunner in gym team usa was a lock to win the gold, it seemed. they had an epic fail yesterday. suffering a stumbling, staggering into fifth place, as china took the gold. but in the same event, princes william and harry, has reason to yell hazah, as their countryman won the silver. the university of florida now has more overall medals than the united kingdom, there's so much infectious enthusiasm among our allies on this side of the pond. when americans aren't cheering for team usa, robin and josh, they're cheering for team g.b. >> they should be. the globe really co
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
upp in china. >> reporter: born in china wendi came to the u.s. at 18. her visa sponsored by an american family. she then became romantically involved with a husband she later married but that lasted less than three years. >> the husband was much more in love with wendi than wendi was with the husband. >> reporter: the love affair with murdoch began under a cloud of suspicion as well, they married only 17 days after his divorce became final after his second wife of 31 years but wendi is far from a trophy wife and graduated from yale with an mba. >> she's interested in his business. he says she's flattered. >> reporter: together they have two young daughters and discussed them with tiger mom herself with "newsweek" and "the daily beast." >> why tree the best of chinese and the best of american methods teach them. >> reporter: she carved out some time for personal projects. just this weekend in the midst of the hacking scandal, she was hobnobbing in the hamptons at a screening of a film she produced. deng's two daughters ages 10 and 8 are more than 40 years younger than his eldest
ABC
Apr 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
crisis between the u.s. and china in more than 30 years. a plind human rigs activist in beijing somehow managed to escape security. he may be under the protection of american diplomats. martha raddatz joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. chen guangcheng had already been in prison in china. he was an opponent to forced abortions and a human rights supporter. he was placed under house arrest after getting out of prison. his family farm surrounded and under constant guard by police. he managed to escape, a dangerous and daring move. he's now believed to be in the hands of americans in china's capital. whether it's in the u.s. embassy or a safe how's. the u.s. has rushed over assistant secretary of state kurt camable to try to negotiate. the chinese hate foreigners meddling in human rights issues. they don't want to disrupt what progress was made but they want to keep chen and his family safe. to further complicate the matter, tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton heads so china for a previously scheduled meeting. >> thank you, martha raddatz, for that. >
ABC
Nov 24, 2010 7:00am EST
eastern side of the korean peninsula, because china protested. so, already, this in effect, is standing up to china. what the u.s. expects here is for china to start pressuring its ally, north korea, to essentially knock it off. or risk having a greater u.s. presence in the region. >> that's right. they've been frustrated that china hasn't done more. martha, thanks very much. >> we was talking with barbara walters, the president, yesterday. and weighed in on midterm elections. and barbara did her best to get a little debate going between the president and sarah palin. >> you may have heard that sarah palin told me just last week that she could beat you if she ran. could she? >> you know, i don't speculate on what's going to happen two years from now. >> mr. president? >> uh-huh. >> you will not tell me that you can beat sara pailen? >> what i'm saying is i don't think about sarah palin? >> should we ask your better half? and a lot of people feel she's your better half? >> absolutely. >> i don't think the president's telling the entire truth there. >> i don't think so. >> thinks a little
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
games. their uniforms all made in china. the story first reported by abc news. this morning, we hear from the u.s. olympic committee. >>> caught on camera. a jaw-dropping red light runner. that oncoming car, crashing through the intersection, flying through the air. and what's unbelievable? the driver walked away. >>> and tom cruise fights back. his lawyer blasting tabloids for saying he settled so katie couldn't spill secrets about their marriage. now, jennifer lopez discusses the superstar split. >> you fight and you try and you try until you realize you can't anymore. >>> good morning, everyone. friday the 13th. george is off today. that's why josh is here. that's why amy is there. lara -- sam is already at central park. man, you've got to see that crowd, right? central park, already full for our party in the park, country-style. >> yes. luke bryan. we're excited to have him singing the hottest country song in america. plus, we will be asking about the controversy, exploding this week over his singing of the national anthem at the all-star game. you see him right there. and he wil
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 7:00am EST
president's first trip to china also trying to push them with global problems. a tricky balance. he knows, of course, china holds all the cards as america's largest foreign lender so our yunji de nies is traveling with the president and joins us from shanghai. >> reporter: good morning, diane and robin. this was one of the few unscripted moments on the president's visit. it was supposed to be carried live on chinese state television but at the last minute the chinese government changed its mind and so only local television stations in shanghai and the white house website carried it live. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: the president opened with a short speech saying the rocky past shouldn't influence the future. >> our relationsp has not been without disagreement and difficulty. but the notion that we must be adversaries is not predestined. >> reporter: still, he did not shy away from those disagreements including the issue of human rights. >> these freedoms of expression and worship of access to information and political participation, we believe are iversal rights. >> reporter:
ABC
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
this is america's manufacturing when president obama took offiofe. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt r romy and i approve this message. >>> that is the duke and duchess of cambridge, in borneo this morning, the latest stop on their tour of asia. prince william and kate appear to be all-smiles. but insiders say they are very angry of those photos of kate, published in a french gossip magazine. and this morning, appear in an italian magazine, as well. the royal palace responding lightning-fast. this is the angriest they have been in years. good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. alongside ginger zee and ron claiborne, on this saturday, september 15th. if you see this woman on the road, you may want to pull over.
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Sep 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
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Aug 24, 2013 4:00am PDT
morning. imagine this. twin girls from china, adopted by two separate american families. the girls never knowing they shared a special bond with someone else. but thanks to their parents' detective work and maybe a sixth sense, the girls can call themselves sisters and now friends. abc's susan saulny has more. ♪ twinkle twinkle little star >> reporter: until this week, anna and ella have never met. at least not since the day they were born. >> we have brown hair. >> reporter: 7-year-old twins, anna and ella were separated at birth. >> when we watch them run or play, i catch ella out of the corner of my eye. and don't know if it's anna or ella. >> they have similar facial expressions. >> reporter: both girls were adopted from china. but to different parents. halfway across the world, el ella was matched up with a couple in michigan. and anna went to south carolina. >> we wanted to travel and bring her home. >> reporter: in fact, the two sets of parents met during the adoption process, even became facebook friends. >> every time she would post a picture of ella, i would think so myself,
ABC
Nov 16, 2013 7:00am PST
, china is revising its decades-old rule limiting the number of children that a family can have. the government has announced that it's changing its one-child policy. now, if either parent is an only child, the couple can have two children. the one-child policy, introduced 1979, to control population growth in china. but also became a symbol of communist party control over people's lives. >>> and a white suburban detroit man who allegedly shot and killed a 19-year-old black woman at his front door has been charged with second-degree murder. he was arraigned on friday on charges. those charges, second-degree murder and manslaughter. prosecutors say he shot renisha mcbride in the face when she knocked on his screen door looking for help after a car accident. he said it was an act of self-defense. mcbride was unarmed. the shooting has raised questions whether it was racially motivated. >>> and in seoul, south korea, a helicopter flew into a high-rise luxury apartment building early this morning, killing two people, including the pilot of that aircraft. the helicopter was flying through
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Sep 9, 2012 8:00am EDT
called false pregnancy. the couple who came to the u.s. from china, in 2000, had one baby cub, seven years ago, they also have had seven false pregnancies. with ultrasounds, it's almost impossible to tell whether it's real or fake. if mei fails this time, she could be sent to china. but so far the zoo said that signs are good. and everyone is hoping that this time it will be pandemonium. for abc news, john muller. >> i mean, unbelievable. >> cub in the oven. i like the sub title. >> hopefully there is. >>> coming up on "good morning america" -- miley cyrus' alleged stalker. the frightening arrest caught on tape. this man busted at the home of the young pop star, carrying scissors, even scarier, why he said he was there. >>> plus, one minute. a terrifying free-fall. bianna and ginger jumping out of a plane. meanwhile, ron and i back at home baby-sitting bianna's son. if question this morning -- he was fine. the question is -- which adventure was scarier? >> oh, i don't know. >>> finally, two hamsters, one wheel and what may be the craziest miniature animal stunt you may have seen. tak
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Jun 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
hagel is warning china about cyberattacks against the u.s., speak at a security conference in singapore with chinese officials in the audience. hagel blamed china for contributing to the growing cyber threat. >>> a federal judge ruled that google and other companies must grant the fbi access to customer data without a warrant. google had argued that the government's practice of issuing so-called national security letters was unconstitutional and unnecessary. >>> and finally, how do they greet foreign dignitaries in japan? obviously, with penguins. these penguins at an amusement park, they waddled around in african costumes to welcome the arrival of 50 african leaders. cool, huh? >> penguins and ducks? animals in your stories this morning. >> wait til -- i won't tell you more. >> you got something else coming? >> you'll see. >> that's what we call in the business, a tease. >> a tease. >> let's get it back out to ginger zee with more of the national forecast. hey, ginger. >> reporter: we don't want to leave the severe weather threat for today or tomorrow out of it, quickly who i
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