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>> i didn't know the distance, so i fired the firearm until the threat was stopped. >> he had trouble explaining what he's doing here, picking up the taser from one location moving it closer to scott's body. he faces 30 years to life if convicted. an ohio state university professor injured in thursday's
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judgment about the student who launched the attack. isis called the student one of their soldiers and investigators are searching for ties to the terrorist group. brian ross with more. >> reporter: isis is claiming the ohio state attack is carried out by what its called one of his soldiers of the islamic state. just five months ago, he was graduating with honors from community college in ohio. leading one of the victims to wonder wha shows a jubilant young man, so for this to happen four to five months later, yes, i would be very interested to know all the circumstances. >> reporter: all smiles in facebook, his name now is added to a long list of at least 14 young people linked to terrorist attacks in the u.s. in his statement posted on facebook before the attack in which he was shot dead, he wrote, if you want us muslims to
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attacks, then make peace. authorities say he was not known to the fbi and has agents seek o learn more, victims begin the healing process. serving two tours in iraq uninjured, only to be injured on an american college campus. >> went, turned to swing the knife at me, and i reached up with the left hand and grabbed the blade so it couldn't hit me, and i ducked underhe get back in the building to get away from him. >> reporter: to determine the connection to isis, the fbi is going through his phone and computer records looking to see who he might have been in contact with. brian ross, abc news, new york. iraqi forces launch an assault on isis fighters trying to regain control of the city of mo mosul. the spokesperson said the front line in the city has been fully destroyed, but suicide bombers
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militants are said to plant ieds in homes to stop the iraqis from advancing. across the border in syria, drone footage shows neighborhoods in eastern aleppo taken president the forces. captured monday and tuesday, and meanwhile, the u.s. blames human error for the air strike that kimmed syria allied forces. 62 troops killed, and the u.s. said it's only confirmed 15. back in this country, video showing a major pipeline explosion near airport. flames lit up the night sky, seen from miles away. the fire burned itself out after more than an hour. there was no damage and no one was injured, and the flights were not avffected. the cause under investigation. health officials warning anyone who took home leftovers from a free thanksgiving dinner to throw them out. three died and 17 others sick after eating the meal at the american legion.
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food-born illness, but they have not pin pointed the exact cause. dozens of people arrested in the nationwide protest over the minimum wage. demonstrators in chicago, detroit, houston, minneapolis, los angeles, and new york demanded wages be increased to $15 an hour. many of those marching are fast food and child care workers who say they can't make ends meet. a long time viewer of the show know we love our real estate here on "world news now," and this is one we've shown you before. >> a huge home near houston, texas, and it's famous because it's said to have the largest closet in the whole country. the closet itself? three stories with a floating staircase, just not closet. >> and a bar. and now it can be yours. the house is back on the market for the second time in two years. it's listed -- this is a good deal, just under $8 million. >> and that's for the house, not just the closet, right?
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>> it has to. >> worth it. >> the list price in 2014 was $12.9 million, so discount. >> it's gone down. >> there you go. coming up, growing problem playing out at gun stores across america. the surge of frightening smash and grab robberies. what authorities tell abc news where the weapons are ultimately ending up. plus, how cutting the cord could cost you. ci charge you money for watching tv shows online. let us know what you think on facebook at wnnfans.com, and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news new." nw." now."
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what started as a minor fender bender turned into road rage in england. guy in the green upset after his flat bed was wrestles the other dude. the green guy gets back in the flat bed slamming it into the front end of the other truck. that'll teach him. that's not enough. he gets out of the truck, and the other guy won't come out. >> he's going to climb in. >> smashes the guy's window with the shovel. police are trying to track the attacker down. >> oh, okay. that's one way to handle a situation. >> calm, relax, folks.
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frightsening scene on camera at a gun store in tampa, florida. >> latest in the series of smash and grab robberies in america. the problem appears to be getting worse. here's the abc news investigation. >> reporter: the hunt on for brazen thieves who used an suv to smash into the florida gun store. up to 15 crooks swarming in, grabbing dozens of weapons. abc news has learned gun store burglaries are surging across the country. in the door, then the case, gone in seven seconds. ever creative, this gang uses a truck and steel cables to rip a metal gate off the hinges. some using blow torches. a disturbing 28% spike in gun store burglaries from 2013 to 2015. more than 12,000 weapons, including assault rifles, stolen. this year, the pace of burglaries at a rate of more than one per day. >> less than 30 seconds, they
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>> reporter: in and out, 30 seconds? >> 30 seconds. >> reporter: leading directly to violence on the street. >> we know the guns are instantly used to commit violent crimes in our communities. >> reporter: a growing threat as heists get bigger and bigger. abc news, new york. >> that's really impressive and shocking, seven seconds for one, 30 seconds for the other? >> netting 40 weapons. >> insane. >> the atf and national shooting sports $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case. >> sure they are out there on the street somewhere. in the next half hour, new development in the kidnapped mom case in california. her husband is now speaking out just days after she was found badly beaten and tied up. what he's saying about speculation that his wife's 22-day ordeal was a hoax. >> first, binge watching your favorite shows online may soon cost you. hear about the tax you could
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so some of us are still recovering from a weekend of both binge eating and binge watching. >> yeah. whether you're indulging why "gilmore girls" or "murder, she wrote." >> what's wrong with that? >> always catches the bad guy. ? ? if you are streaming it, you may
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>> i mean it. it's stress relief, do not make a stressful. >> reporter: bad news, bingeing on netflix may become not quite so chill. dozens of cities across california are considering taxing netflix and other video streaming services. >> jeepers. this is bad. >> reporter: maybe for kimmy, but not for municipalities looking to recoop costs by cord the argument? taxed on tv cable subscription, so why not streaming? with 47 million subscribers in the u.s., a potential tax pot of half a billion dollars a year. >> using a decade's old utility tax to take a tax out of the welcomes and apps like netflix, google, hulu and others. >> that would be bad. >> a disaster, ma'am. >> reporter: netflix says it's a dangerous precedent. >> it's a slippery slope saying
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hulu, others are utilities, frankly, anything can be a utility. >> considering a 9.4% levy. >> how much does it cost? >> reporter: a buck a month for each of us. some in chicago agree filing a class action lawsuit after their city imposed a 9% tax on streaming last year. in pennsylvania, it's 6% statewide. >> tell me what to do. >> voters are on the side, the see what happens. >> i feel like the story had a lot of unnecessary details in it. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> say it isn't so. >> yeah. jessica fletcher has not found a crime she's not solved." murder, she wrote," just read about it. full of zest and life. >> good song too. >> good them. the tv show, not "murder, she wrote."
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time now for the mix, and we start with what i consider to be very good news, maybe my favorite study ever, so this happened in the u.k. a british study found that in studying over 80,000 adults over the course of 14 years, certain sports help you live >> oh. >> they include biking, for example. >> yes. >> very healthy exercise. enjoying a nice bike ride. we got racket sports are another good one, they say, to prolong your life. in addition to that, swimming and ahere's where the news come in, running and jogging -- >> what we do. >> need not apply. those are not going to prolong
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same goes, by the way, for football or rugby in case you played either one of those, but i just got a new excuse to not run. >> to not run, like, hey you want to run today to lose weight? nope. >> christmas came early. mystery solved down under in new zealand. the folks at the entrance of the tunnel noticed over time that these certain traffic cones, orange cones, they kept being moved. take a look at the cones and you'll see. they didn't kw finally, they set up a cctv, and apparently, this local bird native to the area would move the cones whenever people were not around. you see it down there? so construction folks kind of assumed that the bird was trying to get attention. >> trying to punk them. >> trying to get fed, but it was always weird to them, like, all right, why are the cones dropping and moving mysteriously
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>> that's funny. they are endangered and tough to spot there so this one wanted attention. speaking of down under, we heard of bear hugs, but what about a kangaroo hug? i'd like you to meet abby, the hugging kangaroo. rescued at five months old, been at the sanctuary in australia ever since and thanks the rescues every day by giving them a massive hug. >> never forget. >> not just talking an is getting in there and just giving a good big hug. >> not a bear hug, but a kangaroo hug. >> called maybe the most affectionate animal in the world. >> there you go. this is a lovely sight. in singapore. emirates do great promotional stuff. this is what they did to the biggest passenger plane, it's turned into a giant flower pot,
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this morning on "world news now," wildfire emergency, the rain fanning flames in some regions. we'll talk with an official on the ground there for the latest updates. and last nights's dinner between president-elect trump and mitt romney was apparently good enough to bury the hatchet. what rom hillary clinton's surprise appearance last night. find out what katy perry had to do with it. new this half hour, new development in the case of the missing california mom found alive after three weeks. >> her husband speaks to abc news about his wife's condition after being badly beaten and how police officers, quote, warn ed him to brace himself before visiting her in the hospital. and "millennials: the
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"hamilton" creator, collaborating with the rock, we'll have the full story on the skinny. it's wednesday, november 30th. it'll catch on eventually, this song. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> yeah. >> i wonder if all the audience members watching the show will be on the phone. >> one show you're allowed to take photos of. >> snapchatting during it. >> d.j. kelly, like, no, not another one. all right, a serious note this morning, though, with the devastating wildfires in eastern tennessee. the resort city of gatlinburg under a curfew until 6:00 a.m. to keep residents and tourists safe. >> the fire destroyed much of the town at the foot of the great smokey mountains. unbelievable footage we're seeing. gusts as strong as 60 miles per hour pushed flames over 20 square miles. >> 14,000 residents and tourists
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three deaths are being blamed on the flames. investigators say the fire that started it all was caused by humans. >> earliier we spoke with mark nagi with the department of transportation, spending all day driving around the coupe. >> i know you toured the area, what did you tell us about the destruction there? >> caller: good news is downtown gatlinburg is pretty much all in tact, but you go on the side streets and maybe within a a mile of that main strip, it looks like a bomb has gone off. >> wow. >> caller: homes that are -- you only know they were there because the foundation is all that remains, and it's something that's going to take a long time for the folks in gatlinburg to rebuild. >> as you drove around the area, were you stunned but how devastating this was? >> caller: absolutely. i mean, you hear the reports from the night before about the high winds or 60 miles per hour, but only until you really see it
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how much widespread devastation there is in the area. it isn't just the folks vacationing there. this is also just the normal houses for the folks that live in gatlinburg, so these are the folks that are going to have to deal with this 365 days a year. >> can you speak to the ramifications of this? affecting both the residents that live there, but also the many, many tourists that go there every year. >> caller: yeah, certainly. you just wonder what it's going to be like when you get the busier tourist this is, perhaps, the worst fire seen in east tennessee in about a century. the governor toured the area. this is something that's going to take a while for folks to deal with. >> give us the latest overall as far as you know, the fire is under control and it did not have much of an impact on dollywood at the same time, right? >> caller: that's correct. dollywood is based in pigoen
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we have seen heavy rains helping smaller fires that remean in the gatlinburg area. >> i wonder, any semblance of the a plan to move forward and rebuild? >> caller: well, i think it's way too early to say, but this has been something that governor is well aware of everything going on in the area, and it's something that the state will deal with, and i'm sure we'll get federal assistance as well. >> thanks to mark nagi from the tennessee department of transpor the latest on the devastation, mark. >> caller: thank you. >> another note about the nichgs right now, high wind watches and warnings in the fire zone today, however, more rain is on the way. >> hoping the rain helps with the fire, but the same system is bringing tornados to louisiana and mississippi creating a dangerous situation in that region. >> this breaking news overnight, the powerful storms have been tearing across the south, and we've just learned those storms have turned deadly. in alabama, three people have been killed in jackson county.
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destroyed across the state. we'll stay on top of the breaking news story. now to mitt romeny's stunning about face on donald trump turning criticism to compliments. months after romney blasted trump as a phoney conman, they sat down together with the secretary of state within reach, and he heaped praise on the president-elect saying america's best days are ahead. >> he did something i tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing. he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together, and his vision is something which obviously connected with the american people in a very powerful way. >> romney said he's been impressed with trump since the victory speech. they discussed world affairs over dinner calls the conversation inlightening and engaging. >> okay. trump has been putting the cabinet together with nominees
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sparking a new debate with a single tweet, punishment about burning the american flag. here's more now from tom llamas. >> reporter: president-elect trump starting his day with an out of the blue declaration on twitter. nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, there must be consequences. perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail. no explauatnation for the trigg but it came 30 minutes after a fox news segment that a massachusetts colle all american flags after someone set one ablaze to protest trump. >> they took down the flag after one flag was set on fire. >> reporter: flag burns is protected under the first amendment, 26 years ago, the supreme court decided it was freedom of speech. one of the justices who agreed was scalia, who trump often praised. >> in this country, we have a long tradition of protecting unpleasant speech. >> we have a responsibility as a
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constitution. >> reporter: trump's tweet taking attention from a busy they for the transition team. republican congressman tom price of georgia picked as secretary of health and human services. price is an orthopedic surgeon and fierce critic of obamacare. >> this is bad for patients, of all americans. >> one of the few americans with are detailed plan for replacing the health care law, repealing medicaid, providi for millions of low income americans. he also nominated chao, and for treasury secretary, trump picking his campaign finance chairman who spent 17 years working for goldman sachs where he was a part ner, but the powerful job of secretary of state still unfilled. trump meeting with bob corker. tom llamas, abc news, new york.
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surprise one of the most famous and loyal sporters. she dropped in on a a unicef gala in manhattan to present perry with a humanitarian award moving the singer to tears saying we need champions like perry now more than ever, and she credited clinton with lighting a voice inside her that will never go out. hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered for farew farewell. there was a speech thanking world leaders for their words of praise, and castro's official funeral is on sunday where two american diplomats will represent the u.s. there. and there's overwhelming grief in brazil after that plane crashed and killed almost an entire professional soccer team. the plane went down near medellin, colombia, where the team would play the biggest match in its history tonight. 71 killed, but somehow six
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electrical failure, the plane's tail struck the top of the mountain and the rest slid down the other side of the mountain. the plane's black boxes have been recovered from the wreckage. among the victims was a 22-year-old player who a week ago was captured on video after learning he would soon be a dad. you see the excitement there. he scored the goal that led the team to dance in the competition. a tennessee school bus driver acushcused in the death six children for the first time. walker led in court in cuffs and shackled. his attorney immediately asking for a delay. he's due back december 13th. ecstasy closer to being available by prescription to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. it's sold under the name mdma, and stage three would be the last step before possible approval as a possible prescription. it's well into wednesday
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is not watching this morning. it's okay. a belated happy birthday anyway. >> emma moreno celebrated her 117th birthday yesterday at her home in northern italy. she blew the candles on her cake out all by herself. go, emma. >> yeah. celebrating with her were her nieces, care giver, and doctor. she's the world's only living person who was born in >> i would love to chat with her. seen -- a lot, especially living in italy, the history she's seen. it's a title i don't want. >> the oldest living person? >> no. >> you don't? >> next time she's in the news? >> oh, don't -- it'll be her next birthday, 118, emma. >> yes, exactly. coming up, the new development in the case of that missing mom in california found alive after more than three weeks. >> what her husband is now
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lysol that. new development in the case of the new development in the case of the missing california mother badly beaten after disappearing for more than three weeks. >> her husband speaks about about her injuries and reacting to speculation that her abduction was possibly a host. sherri papini's husband,
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elation upon first seeing his wife in the hospital. the officers warned me to brace myself. her face covered in bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings, bridge of the nose, broken. weighing just 87 pounds, he emaciated body covered in severe burns. she's been branded. now it's being a skrut newsed. >> it is not a symbol, but was a message. >> to who? >> could be a message to her. it could be a message to others. >> reporter: authorities are hunting for the captors described as two armed hispanic women in a dark suv. keith said his wife was released with a chain around her waist and bag over her head and keeps pushing back against speculation the 22-day ordeal was some sort of hoax calling the rumors
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saying the long blond hair chopped off, using that as some kind of psychological warfare to destroy her identity. abc news, california. when we come back, the beauties who stripped off their clothes and makeup for a calendar. >> "millennials: the musical"
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time now for the skinny starting with the first peek at 2017 calendar. >> will be the 44th edition of the italian tire company exclusive calendar featuring the stars, but next year, like this year, they are focusing on natural beauty and femme any this showing the 55-year-old in a black piece, one of the photos, and profound expression on her face. >> uma thurman involved this year, she, by the way, looks half her 46 years in age. no other way about that. without makeup. >> extremely close up. getting up close and personal to nicole kidman. who said after the shoot that female power is the courage to be yourself. >> i love that. >> yeah.
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standards of beauty, the actor adam driver, big fan, opens up about extreme weight loss in the role for "silence." >> check out these pictures. he looks nearly unrecognizable in the role. 50 pounds lighter than usual. basically emaciated, a christian missionary in japan. >> a far cry from the build for the character in "star wars" last year. >> he did not go into detail for the inrv he lost all the weight, but he did say that the overwhelming hunger helped him to deliver a more raw performance. >> or hangry performance. >> wonder if he was cranky, because if so, i understand. >> "silence" hits theaters limited release december 23rd before nationwide in january. christian bale did a similar thing for a movie winning him an oscar.
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so there's been a trend. >> yes. >> of people who want totransfo. >> it's not healthy. >> are we encouraging actors to do things that are bad for their bodies because it's a guaranteed oscar? >> i would do it. >> anything for the arts. >> you'd do it? no, i would be hangry. >> each camera adding ten pounds. >> unless the role requires doing this, i would not do a good job. hitting the child of dwyane "the rock" johnson, and the "hamilton" creator. >> titled perfectly enough "millennials: the musical." here's a look. >> i'm going to purge all my technology. i'm going to actually commit to something. i'm going to commit millennial suicide. ? this is all too complicated ? ? overrated ?
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use it ? ? stop wasting data after all ? ? delete my instagram twitter facebook tindr ? ? get a real job ? >> so the entire musical focuses on millennials' obsession with technology, and it runs less than 15 minutes. perfect for a millennial's short attention span. >> sort of lg for them. wait, are you trying to say you're a millennial? >> what? what was that? all right. okay. all right. we won't have -- okay. moving on. next story. moving along. >> a celebrity teacher at the university of texas. >> oscar winning actor traded in the lincoln for a golf cart to give students a lift. >> part of the shore walk program created to help students get home safely when walking home from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. >> the university of texas student government posted the photo writing, longhorns care
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? ? ? ? all right. i guess we couldn't real version. >> taylor's not on spotify. no. we got ryan adams, just as cool. here's something that taylor swift fans had not considered, not even in their wildest dreams. >> everything has changed now that the ten-time grammy winner is filling blank space on directv with her own channel. get it? here's abc's dan harris.
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>> reporter: nan fans will soon enjoy feeling 22 24/7. the multiplatinum pop star getting her own tv channel striking a deal with at&t to launch taylor swift now. >> are you ready? >> reporter: fans can access never before seen performances and exclusive content through u-verse, directv, and directv now, a new streaming service set to launch on wednesday. fans tweeting screaming, dying, crying. i can't contain my emotioning. they are also saying good-bye to their social lives. last month, at&t announced swift would headline the super saturday night event on the eve of super bowl sunday in heioust. she tweeted out a jersey dawning her lucky no. 13. she's not the only superstar. reece witherspoon is providing exclusive content to the service
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brand, hello sunshine. no word as to how swiftly the content will hit the screen, but it turns out for some -- ? wildest dreams ? >> reporter: wildest dreams do come true. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> dan harris likes taylor swift puns, see! i feel vindicated now. >> had a few of them. does entire directv package or make you more or less likely -- >> just to get the channel, you mean? >> yeah. >> will i get it? >> i don't know. >> i know every word to every song, i don't know how much more i need. such a thing as too much? >> a long list of starbucks lovers. >> you know all the words too. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for
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man 750 dollars and ordered him to complete community service for illegally voting in the 2012 presidential election. robert earl anthony is one of eight waterloo people with felony records who faced charges for illegal voting. prosecutors they all had lost their voting rights due to their prior convictions. many of the defendants said they were confused and believed they were eligible to vote. two more waterloo defendants still face
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good morning, i'm ken kn. >> i'm diane macedo. here's the top stories on "world news now." the crew of the doomed plane reported an electrical failure before disappearing from radar. the crash killed almost every member of the brazilian soccer club. details straight ahead. evacuated. details in gatlinburg, tennessee where wildfires consumed more than 20 square miles. the main fire was human caused. there's breaking news from alabama. three people have reportedly been killed in severe storms that have been tearing across the state overnight, and there's many structures damaged. >> and a big surprise for katy perry, hillary clinton presented her with a humanitarian award bringing the singer to tears.
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november 30th. from abc news, this is "world news know." tough times in south america, the outpouring of grief unbelievable following the plane crash in colombia killing about everyone involved with the professional soccer team. >> many fans gathered at the club's stadium to publicly mourn their heros coming to the end of a historic season. symbol, the christ the redeemer statue in rio, lit in the club's colors. a mass held there to honor the crash victims. here's the details on the disaster. >> reporter: only part of the fuselage of the jet was left in tact having slammed into a hill above medellin. throughout the day, the grim task of recovering bodies of the 71 on board killed, but remarkably, those six survivors
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the regional brazilian soccer team. the team making a big tournament for the first time in its history, documenting their trip in the airport, then selfies on board, and the tale of the two players, allen with the beard, a defender, one of the two players who survived, and next to him, the goalie, found alive. he was actually able to call his family, but then died from his injuries. and the heart breaking story of this killed. his family releasing this video from just last week when he learned that he would be a father. ? ? in their hometown, fans stunned by the loss. the jet, a british aerospace 146 owned by a chatter company. it's used to get into difficult airports which medellin is. he's flown into the airport. >> even in the daytime, it's a
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only do you have the rugged terrain, but there's oftentimes weather. >> reporter: on the last leg of the flight, five hours from bolivia, the short hall jet circles around the airport in bad weather. the crew reports electrical failure, declaring emergency, and disappearing from radar. the black boxes recovered, but with a failure, did they continue to record, and did the crew have enough navigational instruments. >> if you're battery power, you don't know where you are. this case, high terrain, and no navigation, that's a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: colombia authorities say the tail hit the top of the mountain with the rest of the jet sliding down the other side. where were the six survivors sitting, and how did they survive when so many others parrished? two players did not make the trip. they were injured and stayed home as did the coach's son, who forgot his passport when they went to the airport. abc news, washington. >> unbelievable. david, thank you.
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flames that ripped through eastern tennessee. >> wildfires in gatlingood faith good faith have droided buildings, and the neighbors nearby dollywood spared. kelly of knoxville, tennessee station with the latest. >> reporter: the scene calmer, no longer a red glow in the mountains. we finally got to see the devastation that the has left. the mayor of the county saying three people died in the fire, 14 people injured, but we do not know the extent of the injuries. they do have rescue operations underway. people going house to house, going to some of the homes they were not able to get to. governor said in a press conference this is the worst fire tennessee has teen in 100 years, and some of the crews got to see why going to some of these neighborhoods where their homes are completely gutted. you only see some of those
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this evacuation center behind me waiting to be let in to see if their home survived this wildfire. people anxiously awaiting to go back. gatlinburg is going -- was closed and will remain closed, and fire officials felling us they hope to let people in, but, again, there's no guarantee. abc news, gatlinburg. and we have breaking news from northern california where an inmate who escaped jail is in custody. campbell was on the run for a week after escaping the santa clara county jail others. two inmates found immediately, and the search continues for the fourth, chavez. mitt romney said they had a wonderful evening last night as trump looks to name a secretary of state. romney was deeply critical of trump in the campaign, slamming him as a fraud and a conman. he now says the president-elect can lead us to a better future. >> and he comets with a message
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something which, obviously, connected with the american people in a very powerful way. trump's administration is taking shape with more appointments, and former goldman sach's executive is expected to be named treasury secretary, and for transportation, he picked chao, wife of senate majority leader. the president-elect and vice president-elect kick off a thank you tour tomorrow evening, first stop, ohio. they'll hold a rally in cincinnati and other shot them to victory. now iowa may be the next stop, and the others have yet to be announced. now to the attack at ohio state university. isis now says the student responsible for that rampage was one of its, quote, soldiers. investigators are trying to confirm that now independently. here's more from columbus. >> reporter: it was back to class for an ohio state university community on edge. >> i don't think campus is as packed today, but there's people
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i think there's uncertainty in the air. >> reporter: talk of the campus, the fellow slamming his car into pedestrian and then stabbing many with a butcher knife. >> initially, it felt like someone punched me in the hand. you get that dull pain in your hand, and i looked down, and i saw my hand was full of blood. columbus home, walked door to door in his nabeighborhood, and scoured his social media post. five months ago, the honor student jumped across the graduation stage at a community college. by fall, he was at osu, upset about the treatment of muslims, he posted on facebook minutes before the attack, i can't take it anymore. this osu professor was also one of the 11 injured.
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to him doing this and all the history that led up to it. >> this well-known university community now coming together to show it is buckeye strong. as investigators work to figure out if the motive was terror related, they claim he was a soldier of the islamic state, but the terrorist group did not say if they directed the 18-year-old to carry out the lone wolf attack. >> thank you. in iin meantime, a man accidently locked inside a jail for more than a day has gotten for his or jr. ddeal. he was visiting his son when he was directed to go down to the hallway and turn to the right where he went through an open door that closed behind him. he was stuck in the room for 32 hours. guards heard him and fiejly rescued by the fire department after breaking a sprinkler head. mcdonalds is playing with some new strategies to prepare its burgers.
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than frozen beef on hamburgers in the dallas area. now that trial is expanded to include restaurants in oklahoma. apparently, customers like the way the fresh burgers taste better. shareholders have also called on the company to improve its food quality overall. mysterious things are being caught by trail cameras in kansas. those cameras put in place after reports of a mountain lion in the area. >> no mountain lion yet, but one of the cameras captured this image. >> okay. >> yeah. >> that's not all. >> there's also a gorilla roaming there in the garden. >> oh, come on. >> oh, wait, actually, there's two gorillas there. >> oh, come on. a woman with a walker is also in one of them for some reason. are we being punked? oh, wait. check this out. oh, santa claus. >> santa! santa on a hike making a early christmas season visit, i
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and he better have toys. >> santa! i can't do that high pitched santa. >> the only reasonable thing to see were deer. >> thwere not there. >> a nice look at nature for us. coming up, meeting the tennessee 20. so they all work together buying lottery tickets as a group for years. now they hit it big. how much will each of them get splitting a $420 million power >> the former police officer who killed an unarmed black man who takes the stand in his defense. what he said this stunned the courtroom. first, a look at today's temperatures. "world news now" weather
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a car veered off the 405 freeway in los angeles and landed on a homeless camp. three people were taken to the hospital after that accident which happened during last night's rush hour. the victim was a 40-year-old woman. >> the walmart truck driver who injured tracy morgan and killed his friend in an accident pled get. kevin roper entered the plea in new jersey's court to vehicular homicide and four counts of aggravated assault and could avoid jail time and won't have a prison record if he performs of trouble. in south carolina, closing arg arguments set this morning in the case of a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. michael took the stand in his defense yesterday. here's the details. >> i made the decision to use lethal force because mr. scott never stopped. >> reporter: this former police officer took a giant risk testifying. michael looked into the jury's eyes and said at this very moment when he started firing at
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>> i fired until the threat was stopped. >> reporter: scott was unarmed and is clearly seen in the cell phone video running away. prosecutors say it was murder and used a ruler to show how far scott ran, 18 feet before he started shooting. he is claeming scott grabbed the taser in a fight before the cell phone recording. >> saw the like this. >> reporter: he admits scott did not run away holing it, and they shook heads describing to explain this, why he picked up the taser from this location moving it closer to scott's dead body. >> because i was policing my gear? i can't even answer to that. >> reporter: telling jurors he was not trying to plant evidence, but outside the courthouse in the black neighborhoods where he once
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abc news, charleston. sports now. tiger woods is a day away from returning to competitive golf. he's been on the sidelines for 15 months dealing with a variety of ailments, but he's in a tournament tomorrow, he has 14 major championships to his name, and now he's ready to go out it again. >> i've been away from it for a long time. i've been away from golf at periods throughout my career and care about what i do out there, like, i want to win. and i want the correct spots. >> he admits he's nervous about getting back in action. this week, he'll use the putter used to win 13 of the 14 majors. >> hopefully it brings good luck. the obamas hung the ornaments at the white house for the last time. >> michelle obama unveiled this year's holiday decorations. the theme is the gift of the holidays, celebrating military
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gold ornaments honoring gold star families and there's rep replicas of the first pets there as well. >> of course. you can't celebrate christmas without the pets. the tree, by the way, 19 feet tall. big one. >> that is huge. she -- they were a bunch of volunteers yesterday, holding parties at the white house for them, and michelle obama continues to be impressed by people giving up time to be there at the event at the white house. >> on to the sweets now. house, 150 pounds of ginger bread. >> oh, my gosh. i might almost eat that. >> i was going to say, a big group of people just go in and devour it on christmas. >> while mrs. obama gives you, like, the stank eye, nope, you know how many calories that is? >> that's not how it flies in my house. everyone would be just chomping down. all right. coming up, meeting with a group of workers in an auto parts plant who hit it big on the power ball.
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? ? >> great song. if only it was reality. it is, though, for a group of 20 factory workers in tennessee. they no longer have to worry about if. now it's a when they'll get the money. >> they'll find out if they had a million dollars what they'd do because they've been playing the lottery together faithfully for year years, and now it's paid off big time. >> see how you did. first number dn >> 21. 37. 44. 16! and i was screaming! >> reporter: they call themselves the tennessee 20. >> check my e-mails, we won. just, i was almost passed out. >> reporter: these employees of an auto parts manufacture in tennessee played as a group for years. the split on that $420 million jackpot?
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frantic about that now. >> reporter: they are still pinching themselves and still staying on the job, at least for now. >> right now, i'm not planning on quitting, planning on staying there, may change my mind -- >> reporter: several million reasons that might change her mind. abc news, new york. >> good for them. >> yeah. my new cousins. >> i like the nickname, the tennessee 20. by the way, they're on "gma" this morning, hear from them firsth firsthand. apparently, they iused to buy tickets wednesday and saturday. >> and $12 million, not bad at all. >> they consider themselves a family work 24 hours shifts sometimes and on top of that, they go on vacations together. i thought you and i spent a lot of time together. >> yeah. >> maybe we should go on vacation together. >> well, we do trips together, but we're broke. >> oh. >> we're not like the tennessee
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ditch the misery. let's end this. a secret santa project overtook an entire country. >> and the little boy who lost his swimming goggles. here's abc with two truths and a why. good morning, will. >> good morning, you two. sometimes, especially when you meet your long time hero. just ask kya, a shiba in orlando whose favorite toy is plush santa claus. when the owners brought her to their local mall for pet photos with santa, christmas came early for everybody. john tweeting kya's holy jolly reaction to meeting her idol, and forget rocking around the christmas tree, this is rocking around the internet racking up
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likes since posted. easy to see why. it's so adorable. next, let's unwrap a truth from new zealand warming the grinch's heart. over 2,000 participate in a country-wide secret santa project. starting ten years ago, the present swap is run by the new zealand post. there's a twieter user you can follow to get to know bet, and they buy a present and send to the new zealand post forwarding it on to the right pl but i bet they have the world's highest per capita population on the nice list. finally, why can't little adne find what he's looking more importantly, why is it the cutest case of lost and found ever? he was enjoying the day at the pool when he stopped to ask his sister to help him find his goggles. the problem? well, take a look. >> what are you looking for? >> my goggles. >> where are they?
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>> you don't know where your goggles are? >> no. >> i thought you had them. >> i did. >> what -- >> oh! >> oh! >> my goggles! >> retweeted 31,000 time since it was posted for good reason. i looked a lot less cute when i can't find the keys in my hand or the sup glasses i'm wearing. you can feel the pain too, right? >> of course. >> oh, amen. we -- i've done the sunglasses thing quite a few times, but way more than the rest of the normal people. >> the weird part is when you're in the car, like, where are -- where -- where is my car. >> you try to get in the wrong one, play that game? everyone looks at you like you're crazy?
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this morning on "world news now," deadly wildfir this morning on "world news now," deadly wildfires in the south. >> as firefighters work to keep flames contained, there's worries the flames intensify once storms pass through the region. we have the latest and a close up look at the town burned to ashes. a pipeline explosion near a major airport. the flames seen reaching through the night sky as investigators race to the scene. then the tax you may soon have to pay for watching your favorite shows online. hear why a growing number of cities and states are trying to charge you for cutting the cord and watching netflix and amazon. the key to a long life? many say they have it, but a study reveals which activities are best to maximize longevity. is your favorite hobby on the list? find out in "the mix" on this
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from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you all. we start this morning with the tennessee wildfires. they've now become deadly as well as destructive. >> i want to show you still pictures of just some of the damage in the mountain resort town of gatlinburg. homes burned to the ground by the flame, and more than 150 destroyed. >> time lapse video of the flames eul more than 7400 feet above gatlinburg. the fire is sending smoke and ash in the city. >> flames continue to threaten roads, delaying evacuation efforts, and three people confirmed dead, more than 14,000 regions displaced, abc's linzie janis has more from tennessee. >> reporter: race to escape flames. >> go, go, go. >> reporter: flames over the windshield, riding shotgun as he and a friend drove through
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winds gust to go 60 miles per hour fan ing police rushing door to door evacuating the entire city of the flames. gatlinburg. >> police pounded on the door and said, you got to go right now. >> reporter: the wall of fire engulfing this cabin. terrified guests trapped inside the park vista hotel as the one next door erupts. >> you had to lay, like, perfectly flat on the ground or the smoke was just too thick. >> reporter: at least three dead. officials calling it apocalyptic. >> this is a fire for the history books be unlike anything most have ever seen. >> look, it's blotted out the sun. >> reporter: sunrise bringing images of the devastation in the hardest hit areas. just look at this home, completely burnt to the ground. you can see the giant steel beam twisted and bent by the heat of the fire. it's still smoldering. more than 150 homes and businesses destroyed. >> there's areas in there, it looks like a bomb has gone off. >> reporter: the great smokey mountains are hugely popular
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park, dollywood. 12 cabins there burned. but the main park is safe. in a statement, parton saying she's praying for the families affected and the firefighters who are working so hard. the mayor of gatlinburg said it's critical to put out fires like this one at the burnt down motel. the bad news? winds are expected to whip up, but there's much expected rain coming wednesday morning. gatlinburg, tennessee. breaking news from northern california where a prison escapee has been captured. layeren campble has been returned to the santa clara jail since being on the run since the night before thanksgiving. campbell and three others escaped by sawing through the bars on a window and repelling to the ground with bed sheets. he was awaiting sentencing on a robbery conviction at the time. we'll turn to the president-elect dining out with mitt romney, the man who slammed him as a fraud and con.
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secretary of state. the men dined on over steaks, scallops and frog legs, of course. romney said they talked about world affairs and he described the discussion as enlightening, interesting and engaging. that one image from the dinner is getting a lot of attention. some remarking on romney's facial expression, you see there. bloomberg is reporting that he and trump will meet again today. >> maybe it was because of the frog legs. >> maybe. not to his taste. the trump transition team is expect pick for treasury secretary. he's naming steven nuchen, a former goldman sachs executive with no government experience and trump's elected elaine chao to lead the labor of transportation. she's married to senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. donald trump is sparking a new debate tweeting that flag burning should be a crime
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consequences, possibly loss of citizenship or jail. the tweet came shortly after a massachusetts college removed american flags after one set on fire to protest trump. a supreme court previously ruled that flag burning is protected under the first amendment. trump and vice president-elect mike pence go to indiana tomorrow after viking a deal to keep a thousand jobs from moving overseas. the air-conditioning company carrier had planned to shut down its plant shifts manufacture hadding to mexico, but they worked out an agreement with trump and they're expected to unveil the details today. now to the deadly plane crash in south america and what is likely to be a long investigation into its cause. 71 people were on board and most were killed including most of the members of the brazilian soccer club on their way to
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the crew reported an electrical failure, and the plane's black boxes have been recovered. this emotional scene taking place at the team's stadium in brazil. fans cheering, clapping in the stands. a candlelit memorial was also set up in the team's locker room. in south carolina, closing arguments are set for this morning in the case of a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. michael slager took the stand in defense saying he felt total fear when the victim, walter scott, got control of his taser and pointed it at him. however, scott was dozens of feet away from the officer and his stun gun before he was shot. >> i didn't know the distance, so i fired my firearm until the threat was stopped. >> slager had some trouble explaining what he's seen doing here, picking up the taser from one location and moving it closer to scott's body. he faces 30 years to life if convicted. an ohio state university professor injured in thursday's
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withholding judgment about the student who launched that isis called the student one of their soldiers and investigators are searching for ties to the attack. terrorist group. brian ross with more. >> reporter: isis is claiming the ohio state attack is carried out by what its called one of his soldiers of the islamic state. abdul razak artan cum laude. >> reporter: j ago, he was graduating with honors from community college in ohio. leading one of the victims to wonder what happened. >> pictures of the graduation shows a jubilant young man, so for this to happen four to five months later, yes, i would be very interested to know all the circumstances. >> reporter: all smiles in his facebook pictures, artan is now added to a long list of at least 14 young people linked to terrorist attacks in the u.s.
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which he was shot dead, he wrote, if you want us muslims to stop carrying out lone wolf attacks, then make peace. authorities say artan was not known to the fbi and as agents seek to learn more, victims begin the healing process. 28-year-old served two tours in iraq uninjured, only to be injured on an american college campus. >> went, turned to swing the knife at me, and i reached up and i ducked under the arm to get back in the building to get away from him. >> reporter: now to determine whether there was, in fact, a connection to isis, the fbi is going through his phone and his computer records looking to see who he might have been in contact with. brian ross, abc news, new york. iraqi forces are launching an assault on isis fighters trying to regain control of the city of mosul. the spokesperson said the front line in the city has been fully destroyed, but suicide bombers
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militants are said to be planting ieds in homes to stop the iraqis from advancing. across the border in syria, drone footage shows neighborhoods in eastern aleppo taken president the forces. captured monday and tuesday, and meanwhile, the u.s. blames human error for september's coalition air strike that killed syrian government allied forces. 62 troops killed, and the u.s. says it has only confirmed 15. back in this country, video showing a major pipeline explosion near the kansas city airport. flames lighting up the night sky could be seen from miles away. the fire eventually burned itself out after more than an hour. there was no damage and no one was injured and the flights were not affected. the cause is under investigation. health officials are warning those in the san francisco anyway who took home leftovers from a free thanksgiving dinner to throw them out. three died and 17 others sick after eating the meal at the
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it's likely the result of a food-born illness, but they haven't yet pinpointed the exact cause. dozens of people arrested in the nationwide protest over the minimum wage. demonstrators in chicago, detroit, houston, minneapolis, los angeles, and new york demanded wages be increased to $15 an hour. many of those marching are fast food and child care workers who say they can't make ends meet. so long time viewers of the show know that we love our real estate here on "world news now." this is one that we've actually >> it's a huge home near houston, texas, and it's famous because it's said to have the largest closet in the whole country. the closet itself, three stories. with a floating staircase just in the closet. >> and a bar. and now it can be yourself. the house is back on the market for the second time in two years. it's listed -- this is actually a pretty good deal -- at just under $8 million. >> and that's for the whole
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right? >> the whole house. >> does it come with the shoes, too? that sort of deal? >> the list probably in 2014 was $12.9 million, so discount. >> it has gone down. >> there you go. coming up, the growing problem playing out at gun stores across america. the surge of frightening smash and grab robberies. what authorities tell abc news where the weapons are ultimately ending up. plus, how cutting the cord could cost you. states are trying to charge you money just for watching your tv shows online. let us know what you think on facebook at wnnfans.com, and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." @abcwnn. you're watching "world news new." nw." now."
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what started as a what started as a minor fender bender turned into road rage in england. the guy in the green upset after his flat bed was rear ended, and he wrestles the other dude. the green guy gets back in the flat bed slamming it into the front end of the other truck. that'll teach him. that's not enough. he gets out of the truck, and the other guy won't come out. >> he's going to climb in. >> smashes the guy's window with the shovel. police are trying to track the attacker down. >> oh, okay. that's one way to handle a situation. >> calm, relax, folks.
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frightening scene was caught on camera at a gun store in tampa, florida. >> it's the latest in a series of smash and grab robberies in gun stores across america. the problem appears to be getting worse. abc news's pierre thomas with this investigation. >> reporter: the hunt on for brazen thieves who used an suv to smash into the florida gun store. up to 15 crooks swarming in, grabbing dozens of weapons. abc news has learned gun store burglaries are surging across the country. in texas, this thief smashing the do seven seconds. ever creative, this gang uses a truck and steel cables to rip a metal gate off the hinges. some using blow torches. a disturbing 28% spike in gun store burglaries from 2013 to 2015. more than 12,000 weapons, including assault rifles, stolen. this year, the pace of
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than one per day. >> less than 30 seconds, they are in, get the guns, and out. >> reporter: in and out, 30 seconds? >> 30 seconds. >> reporter: leading directly to violence on the street. >> we know the guns are instantly used to commit violent crimes in our communities. >> reporter: a growing threat as heists get bigger and bigger. abc news, new york. >> that's really impressive and shocking, seven seconds for one, 30 seconds for the other? >> netting 40 weapons. >> insane. >> the atf and national shooting sports foundation are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case. >> sure they are out there on the street somewhere. coming up in the next half hour, new developments in the kidnapped mom case in california. her husband is now speaking out just days after she was found badly beaten and tied up. what he's saying about speculation that his wife's 22-day ordeal was a hoax. >> first, binge watching your favorite shows online may soon cost you. hear about the tax you could soon face for watching streaming services like netflix and amazon. you're watching "world news
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"world news now" continues
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so some of us are still recovering from a weekend of both binge eating and binge watching. >> yeah. whether your undulgence was "gilmore girls" or "murder, she wrote." >> what's wrong with that? >> always catches the bad guy. ? ? if you are streaming it, you may
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abc's nick watt tells us why. >> i mean it. this is my stress relief. do not make my stress relief more stressful. >> reporter: bad news, bingeing on netflix may become not quite so chill. dozens of cities across california are considering taxing netflix and other video streaming services. >> jeepers. this is bad. >> reporter: maybe for kimmy, but not for municipalities looking to recoup cash lost by all those cord cutters. th we're taxed on cable tv subscription, so why not streaming? with 47 million netflix subscribers in the u.s., a potential tax pot of half a billion dollars can a year. >> these cities are trying to use a decade's old utility tax to take a tax out of the apps like netflix, google, hulu and
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>> reporter: netflix says it's a dangerous precedent. >> it's a slippery slope saying a website or app like netflix, hulu, others are utilities, frankly, anything can be a utility. >> pasadena, for example, considering a 9.4% levy. >> how much does it cost? >> reporter: a buck a month for each of us. some netflix users in chicago agree filing a class action lawsuit after their city imposed a 9% tax on streaming services last year. in pennsylvania, it's 6% statewide. >> tell me what to do. >> the voters are on our side, the law is on our side and we'll see what happens. >> i feel like the story had a lot of unnecessary details in it. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> say it isn't so. >> yeah. jessica fletcher has not found a crime that she hasn't solved. "murder she wrote." i was just reading about it. full of zest and life. >> good song too. >> good them. the tv show, not "murder, she wrote." >> i like them both.
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time now for the time now for "the mix," and we start with what i consider to be very good news, maybe my favorite study ever, so this happened in the u.k. close. a british study found that in studying over 80,000 adults over the course of 14 years, certain sports help you live longer. >> they include biking, for example. >> yes. >> very healthy exercise. >> for bikers, yes. >> the president enjoying a nice bike ride. >> with his daughter. >> we've got racket sports are another good one, they say, to prolong your life. in addition to that, swimming and aerobics. and now here's where the good news comes in. running and jogging -- >> yeah. those are what we do. >> need not apply.
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same goes, by the way, for football or rugby in case you were planning on playing either one of those. but i just got a new excuse not to run. >> to not run, like, hey you want to run today to lose weight? nope. so christmas came early down in new zeeland. mystery solved down under in new zealand. the folks at the entrance of the tunnel noticed over time that these certain traffic cones, oran moved. take a look at the cones and you'll see. they didn't know why. finally, they set up a cctv, and apparently, this local bird native to the area would move the cones whenever people were not around. you see it down there? so construction folks kind of assumed that the bird was trying to get attention. >> had the bird is trying to punk them. >> and trying to get fed. but it was always weird to them, like, all right, why are these
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mysteriously when smon's watching. >> that's funny. and those birds are endangered and tough to spot there, so this one wanted attention. speaking of down under, we heard of bear hugs, but what about a kangaroo hug? i'd like you to meet abby, the hugging kangaroo. abby was rescued when she was five months old. she's been at this sanctuary in australia ever since. and she thanks the rescuers every single day by giving them a massive hug. and we're not just one of those awkward where your butt is sticking out and you're -- >> no. >> she is getting in there and giving a big old hug. >> not a bear hug, but a kangaroo hug. >> she is now being called maybe the most affectionate animal in the world. >> there you go. this is a lovely sight. in singapore. emirates do great promotional stuff. this is what they did to the
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back into the state as a large upper level area of low pressure swings through. this storms system has been producing snow showers across the plains on tuesday and will do the same for us on wednesday. when those snow showers move through visibilities could be reduced from time to time. a cloudy and cooler trend then moves into the state as we begin the month of december. the next chance for precipitation holds off until the start of next week. have a great night! tonight: mostly cloudy. wind: w 5-10. low: 31 tomorrow: chance of light snow. little to no accumulation. wind: w 15-25. high: 38 tom. night: scattered flurries. wind: w 10-15. low: 32 thursday: cloudy and cool. high: 37 low: 32 friday: cloudy. high: 36 low: 30 saturday: mostly
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rain/snow. high: 39 low: 29 monday: chance of rain/snow. h making news in america this morning, breaking right now, severe storms turning deadly. homes torn apart after tornado warnings overnight. where the storms are heading right now. and those storms are passing over tennessee where wildfires are still burning this morning. we're getting our first look now at the charred town and hearing from the two they evacuated. from enemies to potential allies, president-elect donald trump and mitt romney having dinner together. what romney said afterwards as trump announces new cabinet members and sets off a first amendment firestorm. and a pipeline explosion near a major airport sends fire shooting into the sky and leaves

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