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Dec 7, 2009 3:35am EST
: bob woodruff, abc news, isle de jean charles, louisiana. >> it is a worldwide issue. china has the fastest-growing economy in the world and is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases which are heating up the planet. >> beijing has promised to slow the rate at which emissions are growing. although the overall level will continue to climb. the bbc's quentin somerville reports on some of the advances. >> reporter: it's china's industry that will be the key to its success in copenhagen. the heat and steam from its factories have been making the planet warmer. so, china's been on an energy efficiency drive. and this cement factory has been doing its bit. making cement requires a lot of energy. but at this plant they're actually saving some. what they've been doing in the kilns behind me is capturing the extra gas and the extra heat and turning it into power. and by doing so, they've cut their electricity bills by 25%. but this is a country addicted to coal. that means even with its energy savings china's carbon emissions will keep rising for many years to come. technology could be the s
ABC
Aug 8, 2012 2:35am EDT
likely heard of a bull in a china shop before. here is a story with a sweet sort of twist on that. >> yes, look closely at this surveillance video. you will see it is a bear in a chocolate shop. when they found the little mess in the store, owners of the rocky mountain chocolate factory thought a squirrel may have gotten inside. >> they were stunned when they saw it was no squirrel. the bear forced the door open. went in and out a few times between helpings. further proof that we all love chocolate. >> chocolate. a neat bear. a neat bear. went in. had a snack. >> want out. >> chose. >> like picky, yeah. i want the truffles. he wanted the truffles. >> they thought it was a squirrel. >> no squirrel. coming up next, reversal of fortune for olympic favorite gabby douglas and a heartbreak for a chinese athletic hero. >> you will see how early the intense olympic training begins for chinese children. you are watching "world news now." ♪ just stay this little ♪ oh dar lu♪ ♪ darling don't you ever grow up ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by hotwire.com. >>> team u
ABC
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
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
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 2:35am EDT
actually made in china. now find out who is demanding some action. i think it seems odd to most folks that the american olympic team is wearing uniforms made in china. just on face value alone. seems incredibly bizarre and weird. >> it could bring the u.s. economy something like $1 billion. >> if the clothes were made here for our nation's athletes. >> unbelievable. >>> we did mention it is friday the 13th. sound effect, please. what is that, the sound effect, a little jive. >> the remix. >> this suspicious day, part of a popular series of horror movies. we are about to tell you what you probably don't know about this day that many people dread. i can't watch those movies freaks me out. i don't like scary movies. i plug my ears. usually the sound track. and close my eyes. >> come on, paula. stay tuned for the script. there are some word in the script that we are never going to be able to pronounce on the air. >> ever. >> stay tuned as we look foolish. >>> before all of that it may have started as a joke. now a washington, d.c. police officer is unserious trouble over a certain comment
ABC
Jan 19, 2011 3:05am EST
china's president. >>> critical cuts. cities forced to lay off police officers. >> it's scary and it makes me worry for my kids. >>> and new fears about crime. >>> and regis philbin's retirement. his surprising tv announcement and who is ready to take his place. it's wednesday, january 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> another big entertainment question, can anyone really replace regis, you know? >> i think the key is to not try to replace him. >> start a new chapter. >> that father/daughter relationship they had. i heard someone say it's like oprah. you can't replace oprah. you can't replace regis. >> i think it's cool that after that many years in television, breaking the record for on camera hours, he's going out certainly not starving, looking good and in great health and on his own terms. we should all go out that way. it's cool. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. >>> the president of china has arrived in washington for key talks on security and trade. >> it is a challenging visit for president obama
ABC
Aug 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
day five. china leads the u.s. by medals overall. but has five more golds. japan is third. abc's tom rivers has the highlights including one unfortunate low light. >> reporter: it wasn't supposed to happen, two time defending olympic beach volleyball gold medalist, kerri walsh jennings and misty may trainer vowed not to lose a set in london. they did in a preliminary match against austria wednesday night. the first time they lost a set in three olympics. but they went on to win in three sets and advanced to the knockout round. the u.s. women's basketball team mastered their toughest test in the olympics and outscored previously unbeaten turkey 89-58. rebecca soni, america's next best gold medal hope. set a record in the 200 meter breaststroke semifinal wednesday and sets the bar high for thursday's finals. america's women continue to fill up their win column, swam for gold in the 4 x 200 meters freestyle relay. nathan adrian took the gold in the men's 100 meter freestyle winning by the slimmest margin, 0.01 second. kristin armstrong scored her second gold medal. 38-year-old finished
ABC
Sep 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
learned in china. >>> but first, he's kept silent since the sexual encounter with a hotel maid back in may. >> now dominique strauss-kahn is telling french television about his regrets about what happened that day. abc's jeffrey kofman has the details. >> reporter: what happened was more than an inappropriate relation, said dominique strauss-kahn on french tv, adding it was a moral failing. strauss-kahn was one of the most powerful men in the world. but in an instant last may, his world collapsed. he lied, he said, in this, his first public statement about the case. in clearly rehearsed responses, strauss-kahn insisted the sexual relations he had with the chamber maid involved no violence, no aggression, and he. but he clearly feels he has paid in other ways. i've regretted it every day for the last four months, he said, and i am not done regretting it. the alleged victim, diallo, an immigrant from west africa, broke her silence in an interview with abc's robin roberts. she maintains strauss-kahn attacked her. >> he come to me and grab my breasts. no! he don't have to be sorry. i sa
ABC
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
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
Nov 17, 2009 3:05am EST
people's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hopes he will do i that day. >> lawmakers in congress plan to investigate signs of missed clues in the case on thursday. >>> in north carolina last night a vigil for a missing child became a vigil
ABC
Aug 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
. i don't like beer. china showed the thirst. china in the lead. u.s. second. third brazil. four fourth, russia. >> they need a gold to catch up. controversial "newsweek" magazine cover, best restaurants in the world, using this image >>> this morning on "world news now" -- systems failure. the frightening emergency in the skies over california. >> what went wrong on an alaska airlines flight and what the cockpit crew did to prevent disaster. it's thursday, august 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we'll explain what happened over california and hear from some frightened passengers in just a moment. and then to the drama taking place right now involving a medical emergency in antarctica, a risky air lift just to save an american. >>> also later this half-hour, the tennessee woman who says her own husband was serving her poisoned coffee every morning. get the latest on what she was served, her health now, and what investigators have to say. maybe there was a few issues in
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
Jun 16, 2015 1:42am PDT
were away the past month. >> i took a two-week vacation to china. >> i was gone one day. don't welcome me back. welcome you back. >> i do have some treats for you later this half hour. >> treats from china. >> treats from china. i did think of you and brought you back -- >> did you bring me back one of those t-shirts that says -- what does it say? my co-anchor went to china and all i got was this t-shirt? >> i did not find that at the great wall. i did search. >>> we have lots of news today. weather. >> weather has been a big deal for a while. it's that season, we know. but we start with tropical storm bearing down on the texas gulf coast this morning, hitting the state at the worst possible time. >> the surf pounding and gale warnings posted as tropical storm bill inches closer. the bull's eye, some of the same cities slammed by last month's historic floods. our coverage begins in galveston with abc's kendis gibson. >> reporter: tropical storm bill hitting the texas coast this morning. winds intensifying overnight. the surf in galveston getting rougher by the minute. the bigge
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
Apr 20, 2011 2:05am PDT
. >> reporter: it all started in my living room. at my son's toy box. china. not a single toy made in america. china. the next morning that toy box empty. he 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 gi 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 was the town. >> 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. this was my first shop. i was in college and i could build boomerangs and demonstrate them. >> reporter: today the business h
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
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." >> seems to be 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. >>> 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 not be treated as on
ABC
Nov 17, 2009 3:05am EST
china where the buick regal is hot, gm sells nearly as many cars as it does here. even as it's selling more cars and paying back those loans, gm is facing some fresh criticism for the way it's spending taxpayer dollars. for example, some of that loan money is now financing gm brands in europe. >> we don't want to help create an international company that has strong outposts in germany and weak ones in detroit. >> gm's most responsible act is to invest where they can make the most money for the american taxpayer. >> reporter: american taxpayers will likely never get all their money back, according to a government watchdog. gm's ceo says his mission is to prove that prediction wrong. chris bury, abc news, chicago. >> normally after a story like that we would tell you how the company's stock did. the thing about gm is they're no longer on the new york stock exchange. in terms of bond prices they were up sharply yesterday after the announcement. >> such a strange thing that a company can lose $1 billion in a quarter and that's good news. because it's not as much as expected and the
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 2, 2012 1:50am PDT
as the u.s. and china battle to be the best? and it's close. >> that's shaping up to be the big subplot of the olympics, america versus china. who will win the final count? i wonder if people judge more by overall medals or number of golds you win? what is the standard? for who really wins? >> for me it's the number of golds. because that means you're the best in that particular sport, that event. >> the gold is the benchmark. >> i think the chinese have a lot more golds. >> a few more. >> a few more. >> they're leading. it should be close though. >>> later, robert pattinson escapes the kristin stewart scandal hiding out in the home of a very famous friend. we'll tell you which star is sharing her space. all the details and hollywood smut coming up, later, in "the skinny." >>> but we begin with the exclusive new information in the colorado shooting suspect case. >> new questions are being raised about what his university knew and when it knew it. here's abc's mark greenblatt in denver. >> reporter: abc news has learned that psychiatrist dr. lynne fenton who was treating holmes a
ABC
Aug 8, 2012 1:50am PDT
. china still leads. they have 73 total medals. team usa in second place with 70 medals. great britain and the russian federation are tied each with 48 medals. here is abc's tom rivers with some more highlights. >> reporter: the u.s. will bring home the gold and silver in women's beach volleyball. two-time olympic champions misty may-treanor and kerri walsh jennings looking for a three-peat when they take on u.s. team two, jennifer kessy and april ross they advanced with a win over top-seeded brazil. final day of gymnastics competition, aly raisman flipped her way to gold in the floor exercise. earlier took the bronze for the balance beam to become the most decorated of the fierce five. teammates gabby douglas who slipped off the beam and jordyn wieber who may have a stress fracture in her right leg came away empty-handed. in the 100-meter hurdles, americans dawn harper and kellie wells were edged out of the gold by sally pearson. they took silver and bronze respectively. lolo jones, who fell at ninth of ten hurdles four years ago finished fourth. in the 200 semis, sanya richards-ross,
ABC
Sep 19, 2011 2:05am EDT
their lowest level in years. are we fall beg heinz other countries like china? >> the best teacher in america went to china to see what we can learn from them. >> reporter: back to school for students and teachers across the country. but are students in the u.s. getting the education they need to compete globally? national teacher of the year michelle scheerer aren't to china to get a first look at their education system and meet with chinese teachers. >> we all spoke the language of teaching. we share the same goal. >> reporter: by some measures, chinese students have been more successful than american students. in a standardized test last year they ranked last in reading, science and math. american students came out somewhere in the middle. experts and politicians say the expectation system in this country is in desperate need of reform. >> it's a cookie cutter system that's not allowing our students to move forward. >> reporter: yet when scheerer visited china, she found herself bombarded with questions. >> wow, our students are so focused on tests. our students have electives and
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Nov 17, 2011 2:35am EST
pacific region. in a 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 to
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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. >>
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Aug 6, 2012 2:30am EDT
don't give up. add finish power up. wow ! see the difference. >>> china pull ad head in the medal count over the weekend with 61 total medals. that's one ahead of the u.s. >> just one. >> tight race. >> china now has 30 gold medals, 17 silver medals, 14 bronze. team usa has 60 medals, 28 gold, 14 silver, 18 bronze. great britain with 37, 16 golds, 11 silver, and 10 bronze medals. >> again, i want to say this. apparently historically china does not do as well in the second half of the games. i'm thinking america should get up there and should get a commanding medal count lead. we'll see, it's been a tight contest so far. and it's more than half over. day nine today. getting there. >>> move over, william and kate, there's someone who might be a little more popular in great britain these days believe it or not. >> with that and more from the latest events, here's abc's jeffrey kofman with more. >> reporter: usain bolt did it again. the fastest man in the world defended his title in olympic stadium. far ahead of the competition at the finish line as he ran the 100 meter in 9.63 second
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Aug 10, 2012 1:50am PDT
. china has 80 total. 37 gold. ahead in both accounts on that. russian federation, 56, 12 are gold. >> the story everyone is talking about, the amazing win by the u.s. women's soccer team over japan. the women avenged their world cup loss last year and took home the gold with a score of 2-1. midfielder carli lloyd scored both u.s. goals. sweet revenge for the americans. they played before a record crowd of more than 80,000 fans. crowd of nearly 80,000 fans. this was the third gold medal for the u.s. women's soccer team. well done, ladies. >> needless to say, the american women are truly dominating these games. the women's polo team won its first olympic gold with an 8-5 win over spain. team usa has been competitive in the game. but only managed to win silver and bronze in years past. >>> and a first for the olympic games. a gold medal for a female boxer. american clarissa shields punched her way to the gold medal. shields who is 17 years old, beat a 33-year-old russian fighter even sticking out her tongue at her opponent after ducking a few punches in the final round. >> jamaican r
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Mar 24, 2014 3:00am PDT
. we'll look back on that disaster in our next half hour. >>> china says its planes have spotted an object in the indian ocean that may come from the missing malaysian airlines jet. it is in an area where there could be possible debris. if it is from the boeing 777, one that disappeared two weeks ago, searchers may look for underwater drone to look for the plane's wreckage. >> these drones can go to much deeper depths, carry lots of extra gear and they can stay down for long times. so they'll be quite useful helping us find potential wreckage on the bottom of the sea floor. >> it's concentrating on a large area, 1500 miles from australia. bad weather may slow down today's search efforts. >>> president obama is confronting the crisis in ukraine today. he's beginning a busy week of foreign travel which includes meetings with mideast leaders and the pope. but the most important are allies to discuss ukraine and russia. as alex marquardt reports, things remain tense. >> reporter: president putin boasted russia took over crimea without firing a shot before his forces violently stormed uk
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Feb 20, 2013 1:40am PST
at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and 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, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, 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 with a well-known singer. "nightline" revealed an interesting tidbit from his personal life. >> we'll get to all of that. >>> 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 on a widespread scale. witnesses said there was a strong odor of gas right before the explosion. >> this was a happy hour at
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Nov 19, 2009 3:28am EST
economic system. >> reporter: the buzz is building. the u.s. owes china more money than any other country. $800 billion. it's not just cash. chinese investors own stakes in american companies like hummer and ibm. along with american banks and private equity firms. >> two bedroom, three bath -- >> reporter: the weak u.s. housing market has inspired chinese real estate buying tours. even american sports teams like the nba's cleveland cavaliers are partially chinese-owned. the newest frontier? small american businesses like power line, once a thriving auto parts maker in south carolina. when the company fell on hard times chinese businessman jao jiru bought it, renamed it, and relocatemanufacturing to china but kept distribution and some jobs in spartanburg. >> translator: this is the biggest consumer market and china has the biggest production base. the two countries together, i think economically we can grow together. >> reporter: employees are navigating what it really means when the boss is in china but they're thankful to be working. >> right now the chinese market is a lot bett
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Jun 16, 2015 2:37am EDT
vacation. >> that's 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 youou left we talk about nasty weather. you come back we talk about nasty weather. this is a big deal. texas, another day buj. tr
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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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Aug 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
: in china there is outrage over the allegations and charges of racism. >> i think the accusations are unfair. people may thing asians are not as strong as americans are europeans. >> reporter: but biology tells us women like ye can't be faster than male peers over the long haul because a man's heart pumps 16% more blood per beat, lungs hold up to 30% more oxygen and longer legs mean stronger kicks. when it comes to the women, chinese officials point to expensive training to explain her explosive times and her physical growth. when she won the asian games at 14 she was just over 5'2." she has grown 4 inches since and given her huge hands and feet several former olympians say her speed spurt is reasonable. my results come from hard work and training. ye told the china news service. the chinese people have clean hands. among those coming to ye's defense, bob beamon, the coach who worked with michael phelps. he said she deserves the benefit of the doubt, all came from the positive tests on the chinese tests and, american tests, marion jones busted in track and feed. if the young 16-ye
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Dec 10, 2010 3:05am EST
. one rior operations due to stead dissident lee zib bow is in prison in china. clarissa ward has the story. >> reporter: it was a bizarre scene. the recipient of the hastily created confucius peace prize didn't even come to pick up his award. instead, a youngster of no relation stepped up for the honor. if the organizers were trying to make the world forget about the nobel prize winner, jailed activist liu xiaobo, it didn't work. we will only answer questions about peace, he said. china has fought a campaign to push back against liu and the nobel prize, describing the award as an anti-china farce supported by clowns. they pressured 15 other countries into boycotting the ceremony. countries that buckled under the pressure of china's economic muscle. we visited the home where liu xiaobo's wife was under house arrest. we quickly learned we were not welcome. he's asking me again and again to call her on her cell phone. he doesn't understand the point her cell phone was disconnected some time ago. normally we do not encounter problems with authorities. we are here in tiananmen square, whi
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Apr 15, 2013 3:00am PDT
zak, south korea. >>> new fears about the bird flu and the outbreak that may spread out of china as the death toll rises to 13 there. first case reported in beijing over the weekend as the flu moves across china. now, four international flu experts will be arriving to help china pinpoint the source of the flu and how it is being transmitted. >>> to venezuela now where hugo chavez's hand picked successor won a close presidential election. nicholas maduro managed to pull ahead of the two-time challenger. intense moments that led up to the final results. both sides suggested this election was rigged. the winner will carry on chavez's socialist revolution. >>> the faa ordering inspections of a large number of airline jets. 1,000 boeing 737 jets. a workhorse of the industry need inspections of their horizontal stabilizers. the stabilizers control the up and down movement of the jet's nose. no accidents have been reported. the faa is not grounding the jets. >>> to capitol hill now where the senate's debate over gun control kicks into high gear this week. a bipartisan plan to expand backgr
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Oct 1, 2009 3:05am EDT
and madrid. >> in the city to most recently host the olympics, beijing, china, there were hassive celebrations marking their 60s birthday. >> reporter: nobody with would argue with them lighting the emtire state building green for st. patrick's day or pink to bring attention to breast cancers but honoring china with its checkered history of human rights abuses and oppression? well, chinese americans say that ain't right. there were protests all over the city today of china and the repression of that communist nation's government but also of the decision by the manager of the empire state building to honor china >> it kind of goes against what we stand for as a city. >> reporter: but no one was smiling on the streets tonight nor sell bratting the founding of communist china. >> i don't think that new york city wants to pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of china. they're an oppressive regime, one that doesn't share our values. there's plenty of opportunities for diplomacy. >> that report again from jim dolan of our new york station wabc. >> several published reports say comecast i
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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
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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
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Nov 19, 2009 3:05am EST
told reporters it was not about immediate gratification but the long view. while in china president obama said the u.s./chinese relationship is deepening. >> he said on top of trade and economic ties the relationship now involves security, environmental and other concerns. >> in shanghai yunji de nies looked at those economic ties. >> reporter: americans and chinese. two peoples half a world apart, growing closer with every day, every dollar, every yuan. >> the two economies have combined and become so intertwined and interdependent they're functioning as one economic system. >> reporter: the buzz is building. the u.s. owes china more money than any other country. $800 billion. it's not just cash. chinese investors own stakes in american companies like hummer and ibm. along with american banks and private equity firms. >> two bedroom, three bath -- >> reporter: the weak u.s. housing market has inspired chinese real estate buying tours. even american sports teams like the nba's cleveland cavaliers are partially chinese-owned. the newest frontier? small american businesses like power
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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
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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
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