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Nov 18, 2009 3:05am EST
his asia trip. before leaving china the white house announced president obama invited president hu to visit washington next year and the chinese president had accepted. the visit will allow a cooperative relationship between the two countries to further develop. >>> away from the presidential spotlight, secretary of state chinese counterpar morning over breakfast.ty about closer cooperation on ke issues including northkorea's nuclear program and the situ in pakistan. >>> the pentagon is expected to launch an investigation into how all branches of the military keep an eye on potential problem members. into possible misse signals in members. into possible misse signals in the case of major nidal hasan, the pentagon investigation would focus on personnel policies and the availability of mental health care for troubled service members. wu is website it set up to track in jobs created by federal stimulus money. the site was riddled with reports of new jobs in districts that did thought exist. here's chief congressional correspondent john karl. >> reporter: the white house's stimulus web
ABC
Jan 19, 2011 2:35am EST
president of china. >> they have already met behind closed doors for a private white house dinner last night. we're joined with the latest from karen on this high-stakes dinner. >> reporter: good morning. president obama formally welcomes president hu to the white house today even as administration officials are saying distrust still remains between the two sides. the obama administration rolled out the red carpet for chinese president hu jintao. the arrival was a rare arrival for a foreign leader. asia experts say one key focus for the two presidents is simply mending fences. >> fundamentally they're -- both presidents are trying to signal to both populations that this is a relationship that's important for both sides. we ought to find ways to move forward. >> reporter: beyond the pomp and circumstance there's, of course, substance. three key items on the agenda. first, national security issues, including north korea's nuclear program and u.s./chinese military relations. second, human rights and political reform in china. president obama is, of course, a noble peace prize winner. the
ABC
Aug 9, 2012 1:50am PDT
. historically, china does not do as well in the latter part of the games. we are seeing that. team usa, go women's soccer team, beat japan today. a, go women's soccer team, beat japan today. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is hydrogen peroxide. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patien
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Jan 20, 2011 3:05am EST
chinese company is investing $3 10 million to export motor homes to china. >> as we get this investment, we're immediately going to be able to put jobs right back here in southern california. over 1,000 jobs that have been lost recently. >> reporter: the theme the state dinner quintessentially american. that's reflected in the decore, the entertainment, jazz, the menu, surf and turf, and the quintessential american dessert, apple pie. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> for many americans it was a watershed moment in the nation's history. 50 years ago today president john kennedy took the oath of office. his daughter, caroline, is using the anniversary to launch a new public service campaign aimed at getting young people to volunteer. there will be ceremonies and tributes today on capitol hill as well as at the kennedy center. >>> meanwhile, republican lawmakers in the house have quickly carried out a key campaign promise. they have officially repealed health care reform. >> the vote itself will have no impact, it's part of a long-term strategy for the gop. t.j. winick is joinin
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 1:40am PDT
uniforms made in china. at least one leader in congress now saying they should be burned. >>> later, why so many people feel so scared and so superstitious on friday the 13th. you're watching "world news now." 13th. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. 3q i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. >>> welcome back, everybody. first told you about this one yesterday. since then the story has taken off. >> reaction pouring in about the u.s. olympic uniforms, the red white and blue made in china. as abc's sharyn alfonsi reports there is a call for action. >> reporter: they're the men and women of team usa and when they march into london's opening ceremonies with the world watching, team
ABC
Dec 7, 2009 2:20am EST
to come for this time to come. and in china, even, there has been much made about how the conference there is going to be affecting the economy. but it's not just chain na, it's also for the u.s. >> we may get indignant in the u.s. oh, why aren't china, india, so forth doing their things? but the rest of the world's saying, whatr talking about? you do so much more than any other country. you're responsible for so much of the rise of greenhouse gases that have taken place to now, when are you going to show some leadership? >> reporter: environmental groups have also been marching around the world to highlight the importance of the summit. >> sonia gallego, thank you very much. the president was planning to go to the early part of the summit. now he's going to go to the end of the summit because he thinks he might have some kind of agreement. >>> soldieeasona senators head capitol hill this morning for more debate on health care reform. could help democrats inch toward the 60 votes they need. they got a pep talk from the president over the weekend. here's rick kline. >> reporter: by ma
ABC
Jan 20, 2011 2:05am PST
treatment for china's president at the white house. >> we want to sell you all kinds of stuff. >> what's getting accomplished. >>> moving forward. the suspected tucson gunman's first serious charge. and gabby giffords' big step. >>> i'm at plein sud in the heart of tribeca. today on inso many knm neniacin we're going to show you how to make a tuna blt. look at all these layers. >> it's thursday, january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's a sandwich. >> i couldn't count the number of layers. you saw eggs, there's bacon, there's olive tapenade, mayo. yeah, there's a lot. >> the most important question, did you bring one in? are we going to eat today? yes! thank you. thank you, vinita. >> for once i did a good job. >> exactly. good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> the president of china was welcomed to the white house by a mix of hollywood stars, washington insiders and prominent chinese-americans. >> the state dinner followed a day of tough talks between president hu jintao and president obama. john hendren is joinin
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 2:20am EST
issues in china today. his next step during an historic visit. >>> then, prison politics. plans to turn an illinois super max prison into the new home for guantanamo detainees. the pros and the cons. >>> and, fat fight. experimental medicine to battle obesity. the new drugs and how they work. it's monday, november 16th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning and thanks for being with us on this monday morning. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> we start this half hour in china where president obama has taken a staple of american politics, the town hall meeting, to hundreds of students. >> she joins us this morning from shanghai. good morning, yunji. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. when the president stirs started out he explained to the students how this was all going to work. this event was, in fact, supposed to be broadcast live on chinese state television. but apparently the government changed its mind at the last minute. it was only broadcast live on local stations here in shanghai and it was streamed over the internet at whitehouse.g
ABC
May 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
on "world news now" -- a developing story from china, where a blind human rights activist is making big demands on the u.s. >>> chen guangcheng who escaped house arrest is now demanding a flight out of china to the u.s. all courtesy of hillary clinton. it's thursday, may 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. >> good morning. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to those late developments in china in just a second. >>> and we'll also explain what may be wrong with u.s. military fighter jets that costs $500 million each. they've never actually been used in combat, and critics say the jets are nothing more than big, expensive failures in the air. >> i hope not. not at that price. >> $500 million each. whoo. >>> also this morning, 13 people now face charges in the hazing death of a florida marching band member, robert champion. you'll hear why champion's parents are not pleased. >>> and later this half hour, charges of racism against actor ashton kutcher. find out who is angry about an ad featuring that actor. t
ABC
Nov 29, 2013 2:35am EST
. >>> tension is building over the east china sea. china today sent fighter jets to patrol the air space it now claims. the u.s. does not accept those claims and let china know in words and deed. gloria riveria reports on this high-stakes confrontation. >> reporter: the message delivered by america's new ambassador to japan, caroline den kennedy, a warning to china after it insisted it has the right to police the sky over a series of islands. what might seem small, experts say is a big bold movie by china. an act of defiance from the superpower. but the u.s. was quick to respond flying two b-52 bombers ai unannounced in the zone and now japan and south korea have tested china too with their own flights. china responded by sending fighter jets in to the zone. raising the stakes, vice president joed by biden will be in china in the coming days an he will ask china to explain what is behind the aggression. glor wra riveria, abc news, beijing. >>> there's a guy named johnny love. the lives in south florida and yesterday he tried his best to hold up a gas station. don't as he planned. >> look at thi
ABC
Dec 29, 2009 3:05am EST
crossed the border from china christmas eve. >>> despite britain's protest china has executed a british citizen accused of drug smuggling. relatives say akmal sheikh was mentally unstable and was duped into bringing the drugs into china. china executes more people than any other country. >>> an arctic blast is delivering another frigid and blustery day to western new york. 1 foot of snow already fallen in buffalo. the city will have to cope with another foot by tonight. that means more whiteout conditions as strong winds intensify off lake erie. you've got to go get some of those wings and warm up i guess. >> just don't drive. >> stay home. >> yes. >> watch "world news now." >> that's one option. >> one of many. >>> here's your tuesday forecast. more snow and gusty winds in parts of michigan and northern new england where temperatures will feel like single digits or teens. snow from the southern rockies into oklahoma, kansas, and north texas. and rain and mountain snow from northern california to the cascades. >> 40s in the pacific northwest. 32 in billings. 37 in albuquerque. f
ABC
Nov 17, 2011 2:35am EST
speech to australian law makers this morning the president sent a message to china saying america will maintain a strong military presence in that area. part of that presence will be up to 2,500 marines and air force aircraft that will talk up permanent posts down under. they will be deployed middle of next year. >>> the casey anthony sthoer will be told at a made-for-tv movie. anthony acquitted in july on charges she killed her 2-year-old daughter. an orlando prosecutor wrote a book about the case before his retirement and now fox has bought the film and tv rights. the movie will probably air on the cable network lifetime. >> who is going to play casey anthony? >> that is a big question. such a huge story. so much outrage about the case. imagine folks will be tuning in to see how the hollywood folks portray. >> i have interviewed jech ashton. his book is going to be very interesting. he feels very strongly in her guilt. he has some inside scoop. >> like most people. see how much it plays out on tv. >> they're having a really, really good time in argentina. >> we told you last wee
ABC
May 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
deal worked out that would have allowed him to live freely in china. now the human rights activist says he wants to come to the u.s. with his family. he is begging now to be flown out of china on the very same plane as secretary of state hillary clinton. we'll keep an eye on that story throughout the day. >>> and 13 people face criminal charges in the highly publicized hazing death of a florida a&m university drum major. robert champion died on a chartered bus in november after getting pummeled by members of his own marching band. his attackers could face a maximum of six years in prison. champion's parents were hoping for more serious charges but prosecutors lacked the evidence to justify murder or manslaughter. in five people have been shot to death in a suburban phoenix home including a little girl. police say the shooter is also among the dead. he's been identified by local media as jason j.t. ready, a known white supremacist. the investigation is being stalled by concerns over two large containers found in the backyard. police believe they could contain hazardous chemicals. >>
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
sporting outfits that are made in china? our made in america team is on the case. >> that does seem to be -- seems to be a little perverse that the usa -- >> where are you made? >> what does it say? >> i don't know. it doesn't say. can't get to it. >> weird that the olympic team is wearing stuff made in china. beyond bizarre. >>> actress kristin chenoweth has a bad day on the set of "the good wife," the accident that sent the star to the hospital. all that and more coming up in a few minutes in "the skinny." >> she seems to be a little accident prone. i think this is like her fourth accident in the last couple years. >> she is tiny, 4'1". >> 3'9." she is adorable. >> if you round up. >>> but we begin with the high-level investigation into what went wrong at penn state. and the probe headed by fbi director louis freeh, released later today and could be especially damaging to the reputation of late coach joe paterno. >> in a just-released letter written shortly before his death, paterno passionately defended his program's integrity. he said this is not a football scandal. and should n
ABC
Nov 29, 2013 2:10am PST
, emeralds, and sapphires. >>> china is upping the ante for a disputed region of the east china sea. it sent fighter jets over the islands claimed by china, japan and taiwan. >>> the launch of a privately owned rocket was scrubbed because of a technical glitch. a rocket is a communication satellite privately owned by spacex. they are expecting to try again in a few days. those are the top stories on this friday, november 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. friday and not all of it i >>> all right, everybody. good morning. we hope you had a nice thanksgiving. people getting ready for black friday and not all of it is pretty. we begin with breaking news. black friday violence. several people were shot outside of a kohl's store in a suburb of chicago last night. the gunman's motive isn't known yet, but there are reports it may have been a robbery. after the shooting, shoppers continued to browse the aisles in the store. >> in south florida, shoppers at this electronic store in south florida, yelled and shoved each other and it may g
ABC
Aug 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
supplement plan that's right for you. ♪ >>> the people's republic of china pulled ahead in the medal count over the weekend with 61 total medals, one, just one, ahead of the u.s. >> a tight race. china has 30 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze. team usa has 60 medals, 28 gold, 14 silver, 18 bronze. >> in third place, an unbelievable surge by great britain. who would have guessed that. >> not me. >> 16 golds, 11 silver, 10 bronze medals for a total of 37. >> the brits are loving life these days. the thing is china historically does not do as well in the second half of the games. hopefully u.s. can maybe pull away, we'll see. >> britain, wow. >> cheerio. >> there were some really notable golds this weekend, including a final one for swimmer michael phelps on saturday. he says he's hanging up his swim cap, he has announced his retirement at the ripe old age of 27. >> so, so old, yes. but he is not the only success story. not by any measure. here's abc's todd ent from london. >> reporter: jamaica has won the battle for fastest man. ewe bane bolt successfully defended the 100 meters in 9.64 recor
ABC
Jun 16, 2015 2:40am EDT
awesome, reena. >> i learned some chinese while in china. i want to say ni hao, that means hello. >> that's all you got? what else do you know? >> shi shi, means thank you. [ speaking chinese ] where is the toilet paper? sometimes it's not always there. >> while you were in china, you didn't need the bathroom. you just needed -- you'll go anywhere. you just wanted to make sure you could wipe. >> toilet paper. how are you? >> good. >> haven't seen you in two weeks. two weeks. >> we've never been separated that long. >> i think you're right. we have not. >> while you were out covering for "gma." >> i was in oakland for the nba finals. >> i thought we did this in march. you walked me through march madness in march. >> oh somebody -- jack did you hear this? no, come on, baby, that was college. this is the nba. >> all right. sorry. got it. >> oh. well, welcome back. it begins. >>> so let's -- >> weather, unbelievable. >> it seems like when you left we talk about nasty weather. you come back we talk about nasty weather. this is a big deal. texas, another day buj. tropical storm shore t
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 2:35am EST
. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house today announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and then -- this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, staying fresh, it's after the flu. and then something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. you would think it's the safest place for an accident to not happen. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book and a singing star who has a few choice words for him. that's coming up in "the skinny." >> he's having a little battle well a well-known singer. "nightline" revealed an interesting tidbit from his personal life. >> we'll get to all of that. >> all that dirt. >> oh, yeah. >>> but first, crews are working through the overnight hours at the scene of that explosion and the fire in downtown kansas city. >> they brought in cadaver dogs just as a precaution, since the destruction was o
ABC
Apr 15, 2013 2:30am EDT
polls closed. >> the latest on the bird flu crisis in china. the mysterious virus turned up in beijing over the weekend raising fears it could spread beyond china's borders. dr. richard besser now reports from china. >> reporter: china is on high alert. not because of the crisis in north korea but because the deadly new strain of bird flu is extending its reach. beginning in shanghai, the virus has been inching its way across the map. connecting the dots between eastern provinces to the capital beijing where a case was reported. the two latest cases, were in henan province. health officials are warning this outbreak is still far from contained. >> we still expect there will be other cases. awareness its now very high. >> reporter: we traveled to hong kong's border with the mainland. the major fear here is viruses don't care about borders. >> all of these people are coming from mainland china. you can understand why in hong kong, they're concerned about any health problem on the mainland. it is not going to stay there. not just tens of thou sand of people who cross the border ev
ABC
Aug 6, 2012 2:05am EDT
driving home. >> i love it. >> the people's republic of china pulled ahead in the medal count over the weekend. they have 61 total medals, one ahead of the u.s. china now has 61 medals. in third place as you can tell from the chart, host country great britain surprisingly breaking into the top three. they have a total now of 37 medals much to the delight of that nation. they are loving life right now. of course on top of that, big news from the weekend, the most-decorated olympian ever is now calling it quits. >> i didn't believe it but perhaps it's true. michael phelps swam his last olympic race over the weekend and then he announced his retirement at the ripe old age of 27. he closed out his olympic career with yet another gold medal. this one in the 400 meter medley relay. fell s said he can look back on his career and say he's done everything he wanted to do, and that he says is a good way to go out. >> knowing when to say good-bye is a skill. don't tell michael jordan. jamaican usain bolt, he did it again, he won his second consecutive olympic gold in the 100 meter. he ran it
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Nov 18, 2009 3:05am EST
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May 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
where it will end. >> america should be proud of them that we did it every day. >> china/u.s. relations is very important. we're going to make sure we do this in the appropriate way. >> $1.2 million went to hide the affair, we know from the testimony that most of that $1.2 million went into a lavish home, a pool worth $100,000, extravagant trips for the youngs. and it undermines the government's case. >> we think in some instances that head trauma could be related to depression and depression at times can be a cause of suicide. >> everybody in the world knows who was responsible for the -- of news corp. rupert murdoch. more than any individual alive, he is to blame. morally, the deeds are his. >> i never once in my life would let my daughter, especially at that age, go into a tanning booth. >> people are using facebook to help locate their friends and family. so we figured, okay. could we do anything that would help people solve other types of issues like all of the people who need organ donations. >> nearly 180,000 people who donated to the campaign -- i want you to know tha
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Nov 12, 2014 1:42am PST
announcing in china overnight the u.s. will move much faster in cutting pollution. he set a new target to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases by 26% to 28% over the next decade. they call it a game changer. >>> also in china, russian president vladimir putin made news offering china's first lady a shawl. a chivalrous sign in some cultures, but the chinese saw it as inappropriate and flirtatious. pictures of the gift were quickly scrubbed from chinese media. putin is considered a heartthrob among many chinese women for his macho man of action image. wonder what the chinese president thought about that. >>> well, we are hearing some new firsthand details about the night osama bin laden was killed. but this morning there is a growing dispute over just who fired that fatal shot as two navy s.e.a.l.s have come forward with conflicting stories. here now abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: abbottabad, pakistan. may 2, 2011. the bin laden compound quiet on this moonless night as s.e.a.l. team six moves in. s.e.a.l. rob o'neil saying the team had not initially been told who the infamous targ
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Feb 4, 2010 3:05am EST
here in the united states will leave for china today. tai shan from the national zoo in ward ward and mei lan from the atlanta zoo are being taken back to china where they'll both live at special chinese preserves. >> their parents were from china and under agreement between the u.s. and china all cubs must eventually be returned. both pandas will fly on a fed ex plane dubbed the fed ex panda express. >> not to be confused with the restaurant panda express. that's my frame of reference. >>> finally this half hour, the art market that seems to be booming. it took eight minutes of bidding to set a world record for the most expensive piece of artwork ever sold. >> it took place in london so they were dealing in pounds but we've done the math for you. here's david sillito of the bbc. >> reporter: this is one work of art worth a really close look. these rarely appear in sale rooms. a takeover by a german bank had seen this fall into their hands and they thought they might be able to make 18 million pounds from it. >> the figure of the walking man is one of his most iconic sculptures. a
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May 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
statement saying that chen only wants to come to the u.s. for a rest. then he'll return to china. >> weird twists and turns in that case. >>> an interior designer who secretly helped to funnel money to the john edwards campaign is expected back on the stand today in edwards' criminal trial. yesterday the focus was entirely on edwards' mistress rielle hunter. here's bob woodruff. >> reporter: john edwards arrived at the court with his daughter cate once again by his side. she was composed as her father's former aides described the bizarre interactions with his ex-girlfriend rielle hunter. the campaign's one-time videographer. >> i'm so glad you like it. >> reporter: on the stand, john davis, edwards' right-hand man by his side on the campaign trail. davis testified that in february of 2007, more than a month after rielle hunter was no longer employed as a videographer, he saw her in a hotel elevator. i would have preferred not have seen her, davis says. i was concerned why she was there. i was suspicious they had maintained a relationship. some time later, hunter knocked on his hotel room d
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Nov 11, 2014 1:42am PST
economic issues. also expected to bring up china's economic record. you saw the money shot. they always wear the more traditional garb of whatever the host country is and the president was sporting a nice purple get-up there. >> a harry potter reunion or star trek convention. >> well, it could have passed for both. >> a special award for george h.w. bush. the 90-year-old smiled and waved from his wheelchair as the european parliament honored him. celebrating the fall of the berlin wall. this was at the bush presidential library in college station, texas. >> he looks so animated there. i want to see what socks he's wearing. he's all about these interesting socks. >>> well, a newly released tape is a rare glimpse of the diplomacy between bush's bred czyz, reagan, and margaret thatcher. the call took place while the u.s. troops were invading grenada in 1983. it was part of the british commonwealth and reagan was calling his friend thatcher to apologize for not letting her know about the invasion beforehand. >> hello. margaret thatcher here. >> i'd throw my hat in the door before i c
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Apr 20, 2011 2:35am EDT
alfonsi discovered. >> reporter: china. it all started in my living room. mexico. at my son's toy box. china. china. not a single toy made in america. china. the next morning that toy box empty. wyatt was left to play with pots and pans and daddy's nose. it turns out 90% of all children's toys sold here are imported from china. mr. potato head, china. etch-a-sketch, china. even g.i. joe the american hero is made in china. but then we heard from viewers from workers at channel craft toys writing "we still make toys in america!" so we went on a little road trip. charleroi, pennsylvania, just outside of pittsburgh. hoping to refill that toy box. charleroi was once a thriving steel mill town. crippled when the mills shuttered in the '70s. >> all of my uncles, all of my cousins they all worked in the steel mill. >> the steel mill was the town pretty much so when the steel mill left there was nothing left. >> reporter: it was about that time dean helford started selling his homemade toys in the back of this van. there's a tree growing out of the steering wheel. >> yeah this is pretty sad. t
ABC
Feb 11, 2014 1:42am PST
. territory. 3700 miles west of honolulu. as abc's gloria riviera shows us, families from china are traveling there at great expense to have their babies. >> reporter: this is paradise. tiny tropical island of saipan. a u.s. territory. just four-hour flight from china, it is popular with tourist, no visa required. but an under radar is attracting another kind of tourist. the man you see here is a kind of handler, hired to help these pregnant chinese women have what is called an abc, american born baby. i know everything to about having an american baby, he says, you're in safe hands. it is a profitable business, and it starts in china. we are in beijing and we found an address for a birth tourism agency. they should be inside. they aren't hiding anything, they are out in the open, we will go and check it out. this travel agent selling saipan like a five-star location. they show top of the line medical care. are these actually the doctors in saipan? packages start around $27,000. promising social security cards, birth certificates and most importantly an american passport. instant ci
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Nov 12, 2013 1:40am PST
look wonderful tonight. >> check. >> we're done here. >>> and get this -- in china they have a singles day. it was yesterday. it was monday. basically saying, "hey, you don't have anything going on in your sex life, come and shop." it is like retail therapy. it is huge there. in the first six hours, customers spent 1.6 billion on china's biggest on-line trading platform and 8 billion by the end of the day which compares to 2.3 billion on our cybermonday here in network -- in america. so folks in china who are single are shelling out bucks. >> that's incredible. >> singles day. >> where the singles are treated nicely. >> single and ready to mingle. >>> so we now have the official list that is out of the top 20 words used in 2013. this is by the global language monitor. we are talking about words that were used on the web and the number -- i don't know if they can be words. really. the number one word is 404. >> what is that. >> reference as a technical glitch on the web. >> yeah, i get it. >> technical error. the second most used word is "fail." that makes sense. kind of transferred fro
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Jul 31, 2012 1:40am PDT
good out there. still early. looking all right. >> we are looking okay. americans are tied with china in the overall medal count at 17 apiece. china is up to nine gold medals. five silvers. three bronze. team usa, five gold. seven silver, five bronze. japan, 11, one gold, four silver, six bronze. >> all right. >>> every olympic games seems to have a fan favorite. looks like missy franklin is becoming this summer's sweetheart. >> only 17 years old. she attends high school in aurora, colorado. get that. she won the women's 100-meter backstroke, winning olympic gold. and even more impressive, she did it just 14 minutes after qualifying for the 200-meter freestyle. even the great michael phelps was amazed at her stamina. his quickest turn around was half-hour. how about that? >> good. impressive. impressive. >> amazing. >>> definitely not all smiles, though, for team usa soccer player, amy wambach. >> abby wambach. >> got a black eye over the weekend. we mean that literally. wambach tweeted this picture of herself after the game against colombia. this is, this was not an accident. accordi
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Mar 3, 2011 3:05am EST
family. you might have seen this already. all of their household belongs, where was it made. china, thailand. >> everything foreign-made was cleared out to make way for only products made here in the usa. the lessons they're learning next. ♪ >>> easy wake-up music. >> easing you on in. >> easing through the middle of the night. >> now part three of the abc series " "de in america." it's a challenge, of course. first david muir stripped one family's home of everything not made here in america. >> which was basically everything in the house. then sharyn alfonsi shows us how hard it is to find new stuff for the house that was actually made in america. this morning what their brand new made in america home looks like. >> reporter: by now you know the usseries who may be asking themselves, why did we do this? >> hello. >> reporter: allowing with the world news" to check everything in their home. made in india. thailand. >> bangladesh. >> reporter: where is your couch made from? china. take out anything that wasn't made in america. they came home to an empty house. >> all of our applia
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Jul 7, 2009 3:05am EDT
getting a full picture. >> thanks, yunji. >> reporter: ? china, muslim uighurs scuffled with police given. today women were at the front, protesting the arrest of their husbands among the 1,400 taken into custody in a crackdown. hundreds of ethnic chinese took to the streets with clubs, too. at least 156 people have been killed since the violence started on sunday. it's the worst ethnic violence in china in decades. now back to the u.s. and a look at your tuesday forecast. strong to severe storms in the nation's mid section from omaha to fargo. late-day showers and thunderstorms in the northeast. heavy rain from orlando to houston. >> it will be 90 in colorado springs, albuquerque and salt lake city. mild in parts of the midwest, 75 in chicago, 77 in detroit. it's 80 in n york, 86 in baltimore and a record 95 in miami. >> one more story to turn you yet into a rabid dog lover. we're going to do it one story at a time and you can't resist with this one. a lot of tail wagging at happy family reunion in ohio. >> a family from minnesota got their lost dog back after he spent a week on th
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Oct 8, 2010 3:05am EDT
. can its popularity here translate over to china. here is clarisa ward. >> reporter: they are the kings of choreographed combat. the masters of muscle. the superstars of sports entertainment. they have kicked, jumped, and flipped their way into the hearts of millions of americans. their outrageous plot lines are broadcast in 145 countries, in 35 different languages. >> with over 70,000 wwe fans! >> reporter: they have done is all in spandex. but now, wrestling heavyweight, wwe is trying to sell its muscle hugging magic to a new market, china with potential 1.3 billion fans. and they're hosting their first ever live show here at the shanghai world expo. one of the to groups from the u.s. invited to perform, they are ambassadors of american culture. some of the biggest names have thro flown in for the event. big show, and rey mysterio. >> as a kid never thought i would end up in shanghai. >> reporter: fair to say they don't blend. but they inspire curiosity. >> are you laughing at my hands. >> i did just. i feel like i have really big hands anyway. >> no, you don't have big hands. >
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May 8, 2012 2:35am EDT
terms of other countries around the world. china especially is known to be tough with their kids. they get -- it's very strict educational system. but take a look at this picture here. apparently they are in some classrooms here where these kids who are studying for their college entrance exams are hooked up to an i.v., literally as they are prepping, as they are working to keep their energy levels up at the time. so they are getting like vitamins or getting their nutrients there as they work there at their desk to keep their energy up. the government gave them a subsidy to graduating seniors who particinate the exams. an incentive to do well. now they're saying they are bringing these i.v.s in to save a trip to the school nurse for not feeling well. they can bring the equipment to the classroom and be hooked up so they stay alert and fresh while studying. >> while studying. i need an i.v. i need one right now. >> i got something special. >> it's ridiculous. >> china, relax. >> relax. >>> a los angeles city council committee, this is very interesting, apparently in l.a., they wil
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Aug 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> very happy about this. the u.s. has 90 medals, 39 are golds. china, full 10 medals behind. with three days of competition, female olympians klt for more than half of the usa medals. abc's bill weir has more. >> reporter: in a soccer-mad world this was the one that an awful lot of girls were glued to. bleary eyed in japan's wee hours and giddy at this soccer camp in new jersey. [ cheers and applause ] and it was a jersey girl, carli lloyd who gave all of america to holler in the rematch. one goal, eight minutes into the first half. and a second nine minutes into the second. japan mounted a minor come back late, uncle sam's girls hold on for the 2-1 win. and as "we are the champions" blared out over the football grounds of wembley, team japan, bowed in respect, tears in their eyes. and in new jersey, tears of joy. >> the best part was probably when u.s. scored their first goal. because, like, we were just all like -- ah! and then, the u.s. team was all look -- ah! and it was so exciting. >> reporter: meanwhile in the liquid hands-on version of the game, team usa women took their first w
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Jan 9, 2012 2:05am EST
speak chinese than challenge. >> as they would say in china -- >> reporter: by the second debate he hit back hard at romney who criticized him for severing as u.s. ambassador to china under barack obama. >> he criticized me while he was out raising money for serving my country in china, yes under a democrat like my who sons are doing in the united states navy. they're not asking what political affiliation the president is. >> reporter: advantage huntsman. better late than ever. his best debate performance yet. >> reporter: rick perry way down in the polls in new hampshire was frying to use the debats to revive his campaign. during the abc debate, he said that he would look to send u.s. troops back to iraq. i can tell you that is a position i have heard none of the other candidates take. jonathan carl, abc news, manchester, new hampshire. >> and make sure you stay with abc news as we cover tuesday's new hampshire primary. our team on the air and online tomorrow night. for results. watch "world news now" wednesday morning. a lit plug for our show. >> that's right. to a major recall in
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Apr 28, 2011 2:35am EDT
certificate issue, but he's aus talked about china as well. >> have you heard this, repeatedly accused chin av taking manufacturing jobs from the united states. so does that mean that all of the donald's branded merchandise is, quote, made in america? well, we checked this out. we have some things that are sold -- >> abcnews.com. >> stolen, purchased from the donald trump store. this could number his hotels and also from big department stores here in the country. all of them are made in china. all of them. a product of china. in little bear here, it says trump towers there, a product of china. and this hat here that says trump, very clearly. you look inside the label it says "made in china." >> and many guys out there who have to put on a suit and tie every day like i do, a brand of ties too. checking things out. again, boom the label right to. made in china, mr. trump. again nice pretty tie here. again made in china. so you know, talking about politics, be prepare for people to look into your business as well. >> foots for sure. for more on this story logon to abcnews.com. a f
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Jul 9, 2009 3:05am EDT
today's meeting, brazil, china, india, mexico and south africa join to talk trade and environmental issues. that's followed by a dinner hosted by the italian president tonight. >> so far world leaders have touched on climate change, the global recession and nuclear programs in north korea and china. jake tapper is traveling with president obama in italy. >> reporter: with italian prime minister silvio berlusconi as his guide, the president visited the earthquake zone to help revitalize the region where more than 50,000 residents are still homeless, berlusconi moved the g-8 summit here. they would not support tougher sanctions against iran for sanctions against iran or north korea for their nuclear weapons program. instead they issued statements. >> it's very important for the world community to speak to countries like iran and north korea and encourage them to take a path that does not result in a nuclear arms race in places like the middle east. >> reporter: when it came to global warming, environmentalist himself been hoping for bold action on climate change but little consensus was achi
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Feb 24, 2011 2:35am EST
well, on the wings of lunesta. ♪ >>> the japanese have new visitors from china. they arrived earlier this week with plenty of posh and circumstance. >> i'm new around here but i understand we're big about panda on this shows. they're making themselves comfortable at tokyo zoo. >> reporter: 5-year-old billy can't seem to shun the spotlight. cameras followed as they left their home in china's sichuan province. cameras and fans stayed up past midnight to greet the cuddly bears at their new home. this woman said it doesn't matter if they were asleep or awake, i just love those pandas. for tokyo zoo, it's an arrival two years in the making. when the zoo's last panda died of heart failure in 2008, the entire city went into mourning. attendance at the zoo dropped, the local economy took a hit. china and japan were forced to restart that panda diplomacy to haul in these creatures. tokyo's pulled out all the stops. panda flags flying near the zoo, local stores are soft with panda goods, local restaurants serving up panda-themed dishes and frothing with panda faces. she says the bears bring hi
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Dec 5, 2011 3:00am PST
. >>> and later at half-hour, history is made in scotland where two pandas arrived from china. talk about a party -- they got the royal treatment. even a parade. >> panda watch. monday morning style. >>> first on this monday, though could one of the most cutting edge american spy planes being in enemy hands this morning? well iran is claiming it shot down a new generation of u.s. drones inside its borders and it is vowing now to retaliate. >> but if it's true, the bigger threat could come from what secrets the drone might reveal. here is abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the claim came on iranian state television, quoting sources saying iran had shot down an unmanned spy plane in the eastern part of the country which borders afghanistan. but what was most disturbing, the iranians said it was an rq-170, one of the super secret drones, although it has appeared on the internet, that can presumably operate without detection. the iranians have lied about such things in the past, but alarms went off a few hours later when the u.s. said in a statement that they had lost control of a u.s.
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Mar 10, 2011 3:05am EST
. >> thanks a lot, ava. >>> now we turn to a developing story out of china this morning. a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck a province in that country's southwest region not far from the border with myanmar. there are now a growing number of fatalities, at least a dozen. china's news agency is reporting several injuries. a supermarket is among the buildings that collapsed. >>> a student from saudi arabia has been indicted by a texas grand jury on terrorism. prosecutors say khalid adawsari was attempting to build a bomb with components he bought online. he was considering attacks on dams, nuclear plants and dallas home of former president bush. if he's convicted, he could spend life in prison. >>> heartbreaking story this morning. a small central pennsylvania community is rallying today to help a family that has been totally devastated. >> unbelievable. seven of the family's eight children were killed when their home went up in flames. t.j. winick has the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. apparently two of the children, ages 2 and 3, were watching television
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