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as the suspect burst through the door. plus, the investigation now shifting to a suspect's neighbor. surprise message. former president jimmy carter stunning a crowd with an update about his health. and caught on camera. a view of a plane crash rarely seen. passengers filming from inside. good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm richard bacon. we begin with reassurance from the president, vowing to overcome the evolving terror threat facing the nation. >> the preredent addressed the nation last night. declaring the san bernardino attack as an act of terrorism. >> he said the husband and wife shooters had gone down the dark path of radicalization. he laid out a strategy y defeat isis. our coverage begins with lana zak in washington. good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, reena
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the president's speech. he had discussed many of these proposals previously. aides say these remarks and their tone were important to president, who worked on the speech throughout the weekend. >> the threat from terrorism is real. but we will overcome it. we'll destroy isil and any other organizationonhat tries to harm us. our success won't depend on tough talk or abandoning our values. or giving in to fear. >> reporter: in a rare primetime oval office address, president obama spoke directly to the american public. >> as commander in chief, i have no greater responsibility than the security of the american people. >> reporter: the president outlined his approach to fight terrorisiss new face. calling on congress to vote to authorize the continued use of military force against isis. >> i think it's time for congress to vote to demonstrate that the american people are united and committed to this fight. >> reporter: he urged legislation that would prevent anyone on the terror watch list from easily buying a gun. and ordered a review of the visa program that allowed the female
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shooting to enr the united ates. republican presidential candidates wasted no time responding to the president's speech. on fox, marco rubio said this was more of the same. >> nothing that happened in the speech tonight is going to assuage people's fears. >> reporter: and immediately after the speech, donald trump tweeted, is that all there is? we need a new president fast. in his remarks, the president seemed to anticipate that response. >> even in this political season, let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. >> reporter: and the president addressed muslims directly, enlisting their support in tryingngo help fight back against radicalization. and called on all americans to reject discrimination. reena? richard? >> lana, the president relayed three things he wants from lawmakers. congress to make sure no one on the no-fly list is able to buy a gun. he wants congress to have stronger screening for travelers
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and he wants continued use of military force against isis. do you think he can expect cooperation from congress? >> reporter: if the initial response by republicans is any indication, he'll face an uphill battle when it comes to dealing with congreses that very legislation about trying to stop terrorists from allowi anybody on the terrorort watch list to purcrcse a gun actually failed in the senate just a few days ago. of those three things, the one most likely to get bipartisan support is probably tougher screenings for anyone wanting to come to the united states. reena? richard? >> okay, lana zak, live in washington. thank you so much, lana. >> thank you. san bernardino public health employees are returning to work this morning for the first time since their colleagues were killed in n e shooting rampage. >> several who made it out alive are theiring the horror that they witness. one person saying, the shooters burst into the room from the left. blowing out windows.
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jumping through the shattered glass. in this morning's "usa today" the widow of nicholas thalasinos says her husband a farook were arguing about the holocaust right before the shooting. >> fbi agents around the globe are scrambling to find out just how the terror plot originated. >> over the weekend, investigators made two trips to the home of farook's former neighbor and friend, accused of purchasing two of the murder weapons. here's more from cecilia vega. >> reporter: the investigation into that deadly shooting turning to a raid of the family home of enriququmarquez. law enforcement saying he's farook's one-time friend and neighbor, suspected of supplying him with those two high-powered rifles used in the massacre. the fbi raiding the home. >> did he provide the guns to farook? >> reporter: authorities say there is no information that marquez played any role in the shooting that left 14 people dead. marquez now reportedly checked himself into a mental health facility. this neighbor says she noticed a change in farook about a year
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before he started to change, what was he like? what's the biggest differences? >> the biggest difference was his dress. his beard. he was more withdrawn. he started growing more a beard. he started wearing his white things. you know, the long drape outfit, whatever it is. >> reporter: this new photof farook as a baby, wiwi his family. his sister and brother-in-law now saying they, too, are angry. angry for not knowing farook and his wife were living a double life. do yououeel like you didn't t ow your brother? >> no, at this time, i feel like he had a double life. i feel like he was very good at concealing everything from all of us. >> reporter: but his father telling an italian n nspaper his son was fascinated by isis, hated israel. and shared ideology of isis leader al baghdadi. cecilia vega, abc news, san bernardino, california. a robbery y a mall 20 minutes from san bernardino brought out massive police
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video captured three masked thieves using a sledgdg hammer to smash jewelry store cases at the mall in riverside. sending people running in fear. witnesses say the noise sounded like gunshots. the army of police officers arrived on the scene, putting the mall on lockdown while they searched for the robbers. but they managed to slip away. in london, an apparent lone wolf terror attack on the subway. the suspect stabbed two people. witnesses say he shouted this is for syria. cell phone video, you can see there, captured it all. police brought him down with a taser. he's charged with attempted murder. british authorities are investigating the attack as a rrorist incident. there are several major developments in the chicago police shooting of laquan mcdonald. video of that shooting sparked national outrage after it showed the teen being hit by 16 bullets. the justice department is launching an investigation into the patterns and practices of the police department.
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last night that the head of the independent polili review authority has resigned. a somber anniversary today. 74 years since the japanese attack opearl harbor drew the united states into world war ii. flags across the country are being flown at half staff in honor of the 2400 people killed back in 1941. ceremonies held in hawaii where the attack took place. and in washington, d.c., at the >> an amazing moment in history. today is the first day of hanukkah. the jewish holiday started at sundown last night. in washington, d.c., there was the ceremonial lighting of the national menorah on the national mall. one more candle is lit for every night of the eight-day holiday, also known as the festival of lights. well, a big tribute for six remarkable honorees. the recipients of the 38th
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>> among therm, singer/songwriter carole king. filmmaker george lucas. actress and singer rita moreno and actress cicely tyson. >> the star-studded night was peppered with luminaries. including julie andrews, usher. and steven spielberg. it's a kennedy center tradition where the honorees sit with the president and the first lady. >> last night, president obama was late. he was late after the primetime address we talked about earlier. so mrs. obama started without him. still ahead, the multibillion-dollar shipwreck find. and an odd search. an nfl star's brother-in-law missing for days. the disappearance growing more bizarre with an important discovery. caught wn camera, a plane carrying skydivers crashing to the ground. the video from inside the cabin. mastering irresistibly smooth. the lindor truffle ...from the lindt master chocolatiers. a hard outer shell with a smooth center.
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three. two. one. >> and there we went. a special delivery for the six astronauts on the international space station. that rocket carrying more than 7,000 pounds of cargo, including food, experiments, and chrhrtmas presents. it will arrive at the space station on wednesday morning. >> talk about a special delivery. a well-known pilot has been killld in a crash in california. mike mangold was among two people killed when the high-performance jet they were on crashed. at the airport in apple valley. he was a famous acrobatics pilot and a commercial pilot for american airlines. in business news, u.s. investors are hoping that a year-end rally starts today. one expert is saying stocks will finish flat for the year. and a rate hike is more likely next week following friday's positive job report and sharp gains on wall street.
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>> yeah, back in august, doctors found stage 4 skin cancer had spread to his liver and brain. he's since undergone radiation. and drug therapy. carter made the announcement to the sunday school class he teaches in his hometown of plains, georgia. >> they didn't find any cancer at all. so -- so i have good news. [ applause ] >> thank god. >> so a lot of people prayed for me. and i appreciate that. >> oh, lovely. doctors say it's too early to say that mr. carter is cured of cancer. but he continues to remain optimistic. an anxious wait for reality star kristin cavallari, wife of chicago bears quarterback jay cutler. her brother, michael, has been missing since the day after thanksgiving. his abandoned car was found in a remote road off of utah. the engine running. the air bag deployed. his cell phone and laptop inside. michael was traveling from colorado to illinois, where his sister lives. a little too much excitement
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new jersey. the men were about to skydive from a small plane when the engine failed. someone's helmet cam was rolling, as you can see. the plane hit the mud and flipped over nose-first. fortunately, they all walked away with only minor injuries. they credit the pilot with doing a terrific job. time nowowor some sports. five weeks from tonight, the national championship of college football will be crowned. before that, the national semifinals, number one clemson will take on number four oklahoma in the orange bowl. >> and alabama will face michigan state in the cotton bowl. both those games are new year's eve. oklahoma and alabama open as favorites. > now, highlights from pro football and basketball. >> who else to get those from besides our guys over at espn. good morning, america.
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with you on this monony. and, some people in the sports world are perfect. >> steph curry and the warriors. are perfect. for now. but now's been a long time. 21 games. how about 22? they're in brooklyn, playing the nets steph curry, he's really good with the nets. led by 17 in the first half. down by 5 in the third. and then steph curryent off for 16 points in the third.. they won, 114-98. they're 22-0. panthers also perfect. steph curry spent a lot of his childhood in carolina. he's a panther fan. talks about them a lot on thth twitter. cam newton, jerricho cotchery. go to the veteran. nice. he snares that. and the panthers improve to 12-0-0 they clinch the nfc south. all right. here we got the eagles and the patriots. not the super bowl kind. just the regular-season game. third quarter. tied at 14-14. tom brady in the red zone. throws it. tried to get to it amendola. tipped around.
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one man left to beat. tom brady. and he beats him. it wasasn this play that it became official that tom brady is no longer the greatest living american. he's been replaced by steph curry, who is now the greatest living american. >> clemson also perfect. they're number one in the final four college football ranking. >> good morning, america. not such a good morning in the nation. >> patriots, 10-2. >> thank you, guys. one more highlight from last night's nfl game in which the pittsburgh steers destroyed the colts, 45-10. the most memorable moment. antonio brown's celebration after a late punt returned for a touchdown. >> brown flipping his legs and quote using the goal post as a prop. that's what the ref said after calling a penalty. on brown for celebration. afterward, brown said he was just having fun. do they do that in english soccer? you never use your crotch to celebrate there? >> we don't.
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involving world class surfer mick fanning. most of us learned who he was over the summer when fanning fought off a shark in a rfing competition. in south africa. he punched the shark -- this actually works. it's an amazing thing. he punched the shark in the face. >> i wouldn't wait around to try it. >> fanning was bacacin action yeststday. running into the water in hawaii to help rescue a fellow surfer. he was among those who braved the rough waters to save the guy who was knocked unconscious after wipingngut. the surfer was brought to a hospital and is listed in stable condition. >> are you a surfer? >> no. >> this is remarkable. >> this is putting me off. the very idea. >> of trying to do this. proof this morning that santa reaches all children. jolly old nick is here trying to talk to the little girl on his lap when he learns that she's deaf. he taps her on the arm and gets her attention. then proceeds totoalk to her in sign language. >> look at santa and the little girl having a heart-to-heart conversation.
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of laquan mcdonald, a teen shot 16 times by an officer. and looking at today's weather. rain and snow many the higher elevations in the northwest. sunny and pleasant across the nation's middle section. showers ong the east coast. well, entertainment mogul and celebrity judge simon cowell is thanking his lucky stars and a a ighborhood watchman for the return of a giant bag of loot that thieves had stolen from him. >> cowell remains shaken because the thieves invaded his home in the middle of the night. abc's jennifer eccleston hasashe ory from london. >> simon cowell! >> reporter: overnight, simon cowell shook off the trauma. of a brazen home invasion. >> if i got locked away -- >> very appropririe the night after i get burgled. >> reporter: thieves broke into his london mansion early friday morning, stealing jewelry and cash reportedly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. the millionaire media mogul and his girlfriend, laura silverman were asleep.
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last month. at the family's home. happier r ill if you're safe i i you're own home. abc news has learned that a guard has been removed from the cowell residence. and the neighborhood watchman who gave chase to the suspect and fought with him, retrieving some of the the loot, can expect a veve nice christmas presest. cowell is no stranger to the good life. on his youtube channel, a sneak peek at his luxurious, multimillion-dollar home. that may have provided a road map for the criminals who managed a clean getaway. >> providing a huge amount of information for someone that might want to burgle it. it is not wise. i wouldn't advise it for any celebrities. >> reporter: it's one of the most beautiful and exclusive neighborhoods in all of london. it's not yet known how they entered the house, how long they stayed, or if he was deliberately targeted. he's said to be rattled but hugely relieved that his family is safe, especially his son. jennifer eccleston, abc news, london. >> so glad he's okay. from one brit to another,
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>> thank you so much. >> i don't know how to explain to people. you had a radio show. >> i had a news radio show in the uk. >> you're kind of like the ryan seacrest of england. >> i like that. it implies i'm a lot m me successful than i am. i'll stick with it. >> richard p. bacon. i wonder how many people will google that today. that's wt's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "goo morning amyou're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is ??? . president obama is calling on congress and all americans to help defeat isis. he spoke from the oval office last night. dozens of people are heading to des moines to talk medicaid. they're not happy ababt e change coming in january. we'll tell you why coming up. hawkeye fans have something to look forward to, despite the team losing the big ten championship

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