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lawson is expected to take the stand tomorrow in a trial that revealed explosive allegations in her personal life. >> her ex-husband who says she's been using drugs is changing his story. we have this report from london. >> come on -- >> reporter: charles saatchi friday testimony coming as a shock after a judge previously read aloud an e-mail he sent to nigella referring to her as high- gella, accusing her of being "off your head on drugs." on the stand, he called the e-mail a mistake. "i was just being nasty. this is not a very pleasant e-mail but i was very, very upset." nigella's two former assistants are on trial for
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embezzling more than a million dollars from the couple. the sisters pled not guilty saying nigella allowed the spending in return for her concealing her alleged drug use from saatchi. >> i like to welcome people with food. >> reporter: their trial is unveiling details about the couple's crumbled relationship. >> been quiet about the issues that have transpired so far including allegations of drug use and domestic abuse against her. at some point she will have to talk. she will have to look the camera in the eyes and people will have to make that decision, do i believe her? >> reporter: in his emotionally charged testimony, saatchi revealed, "i adore nigella now, i adore nigella and am absolute brok broken-hearted to have lost her." saatchi addressed the shocking images that went viral this summer, ending in their divorce. he said he was only trying to get nigella's attention. "i was not gripping, strangling, or throttling her.
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i was holding her head by the neck to focus, can we be clear?" as for his relationship with nigella, saatchi said in a recent conversation the domestic goddess told him, "i'm happy because i don't feel i have to ask for a pass to do what i want any longer." all eyes will be on her as she is testifying battling to clear her name and telling her side of t story before she returns to abc in the new year to judge on "the taste." abc news, london. >> she maintained an on-line presence. she wants people to realize -- she wants her fans to realize she is a couple of clicks away if they want to contact or be in touch with her. she is posting recipes for the holidays on line. she wants people to understand she's not going away because of this. >> absolutely. she's not going to hide. those photographs -- >> so hard to look at. >> no matter what comes out there's going to be sympathy for her when you see a hand around her throat, right? >> what's happening now, it
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seems like she's on trial. that's what she is saying because now she has to defend herself against other allegations where at the begin -- the beginning of this, it was a picture that started the whole thing and she seemed to be the victim. interesting twist there. being hospitalized is tough. dealing with the financial aftermath can be insult to injury. trying to get an explanation on why your bill is so high can make you sick. what abc news discovered when we went in search of answers. and ahead in our next half-hour, why this very fit woman is taking a lot of heat over this selfy. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. fit woman is taking a lot of heat over this selfy. you are watching "world news now."
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we have shown you before how hospital bills really do add up even when the tests and procedures can be found at a fraction of the cost. >> abc news is trying to find
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out why, and what we've discovered is pretty outrageous. rebecca jarvis has more. >> i'm outraged at the cost of medical care. >> reporter: outpouring of frustration. >> $52,000. >> 23,000. >> reporter: hundreds of you sending stories of outrageous hospital bills. >> bills keep coming. >> crazy. >> everybody says something ought to be done. what can be done? >> reporter: kathy mindheart has her own story. she understands business because she runs one out of her home in northern california, but what she can't understand are the two bills she received after some blood work. >> it was outrageous. >> reporter: what was outrageous about it? >> the cost difference. >> reporter: the same test performed within a couple hundred feet of each other. first she came to quest diagnostics and went up the street to a hospital down the block. we timed it. two locations, just a minute away. and for the same ten tests, the hospital's outpatient lab
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charges 2.5 times quest's price. if you look at what kathy was asked to pay out of pocket it is seven times as much, nearly $2,000 at the hospital and less than $300 at quest. yes, a block apart, and both in her insurer's network. >> why would i think the prices would be so dramatically different from one lab that is right across the street? it is highway robbery. >> reporter: we asked the hospital for an on-camera interview. instead they provided this statement. "comparing a hospital with a free freestanding facility is an apples-to-oranges comparison." so we went to the california hospital association to ask why prices are so high. rebecca jarvis, abc news. >> hi. >> is that a fair price? >> i will say to you it is the price. it is the price -- >> reporter: you can't tell me if it is a fair price. >> i will tell you it is a fair price when you look at the complexities of what goes on a bill. >> reporter: the industry calls it cost shifting. people like kathy pay more to cover those who pay nothing. hospitals have higher overhead
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but none of that is explained on your bill. >> each individual hospital sets its own pricing formula. >> reporter: how do they come up with that formula? >> every hospital does it differently. >> reporter: what goes into that formula? >> every hospital chooses to do it differently. you may want to call a hospital or two to ask about that. >> reporter: they sent us to you. with so many hospitals, doctors, and labs negotiating rates confidentially between themselves, patients are at their wit's end. >> it is hospital finance discussions and i wouldn't expect any layperson to ever understand any of this. >> reporter: shouldn't all of this be crystal clear to the layperson? >> it is unfortunately very complex. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> complexities. that's the euphemism for -- >> we can do whatever we want. >> i don't know what you call that. it is crazy. >> it is interesting. we are making strides in getting universal health care.
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we are there already. how long will it take before we are able to say every mri costs $500 no matter where you get it. every x-ray costs $250 no matter where you get it, and then that will free people up to have insurances they want and go to facilities they want to. >> something has to happen. we'll be right back. insurances they want and go to facilities they want to. >> something has to happen. we'll be right back.
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with head & shoulders? since before jeans were this skinny... since us three got a haircut. since my first 29th birthday [ female announcer ] head & shoulders. the number one dermatologist recommended dandruff brand. ♪ all right, that's one of the songs in this compilation you'll see in just a second by a guy named chad neat who goes on youtube and posts mash-ups. this is one of the most -- 20 most overplayed songs of 2014. let's roll 30 seconds or so. see how many you recognize. probably all of them. here we go -- ♪ i'm going to pop some tags ♪ when you are ready come and get it ♪ ♪ and we'll never be royals ♪ radioactive radioactive ♪ you were in trouble when you
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in ♪ ♪ you're gonna hear me roar ♪ just give me a reason ♪ window down ♪ harlem shake ♪ pressure ♪ that is what you were up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we are up all night ♪ because we danced >> robin thicke's "blurred lines," miley cyrus "wrecking ball" is in there. goes on a minute. that guy posts a lot of different mashups on the web. he's good, isn't he? >> he is amazing. >> he sings and plays good. >> very cool. so we did a couple of stories about people who get up there in age and decide they want to mark this birthday celebration with something crazy. another grandma, 90 years old, jumping out of a plane to celebrate her birthday. this happened on friday in california. her name is juanita zimmerman. this is not the first time she has done it. she did it to also mark her 85th birthday.
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anyone who gets that far ahead in life. the fact that she's so amazing that she wants to mark her birthday by jumping out of planes still is very cool. by the way, she did not take the plunge alone. she did with the right people, her doctor, her daughter's doctor and her son. so there you have it. >> hope for us, diana. maybe by the time we are 90 we will work up the guts to do it. >> very nice. a viral video posted november 25th and it has already 100,000 views. it is tippy the fainting squirrel. check out the squirrel. he faints. check him out. there you go. come on up. wow, he is count for the count there. back up. >> this poor thing. >> stands up for a minute, has a peanut. tips over. they don't know what it is. maybe he has been dipping in to the local brew or something. any way, poor tippy. >> that's terrible. all right. we have a picture to show you. you heard of the couch potato, check out the cat couch and i
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don't mean a real cat. i just mean a huge couch that looks like a cat. >> kind of cool. >> this is created by unfold, a design studio in belgium. it's one of the many cat installations and it seems to be comfortable. >> bigger than my apartment.
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this morning on "world news now," speeding train. investigators now know how fast a commuter train was going just before a sharp turn and a deadly derailment. why the train operator's actions are under intense scrutiny today. searching for clues at the crash site where "fast & furious" star paul walker died. what investigators learned about the sports car. post pregnancy picture. the selfy supposedly taken three days after childbirth. one woman's photo that is stirring up controversy. and career forecast. abc sam champion's big announcement today and what it means for the "good morning
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america" family. that is in "the skinny" on this tuesday, december 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> so that selfy of this mom who apparently had a baby and three days later had a flat -- washboard stomach, hits home for me. i got to tell you -- >> are you shooting for it? >> i'm not upset at her like so many people. she looks amazing. if i look that great three days after childbirth you better believe i'd be posting pictures. >> the mom on facebook with two kids who said what are you -- my feeling is there are so many rotten people in the world doing rotten, horrible things. if somebody posts a selfy, looking good -- whatever, man. whatever, man. >> be happy for them. >> or at least move on. what's the big deal? >> i like that more. let's all move on. moving on to this now. human error is eyed as the cause of the accident in new york. the train was traveling three times the posted speed limit.
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>> the emergency brakes were applied five seconds before impact. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest from the crash site. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. the trains have now been removed from the scene but the investigation is ongoing. the ntsb said they don't know why the train was going so fast. the pieces of debris from sunday's train derailment still being sifted through. this morning, the puzzle is coming together. investigators making the stunning announcement about how fast the train was going when it barrelled off the tracks here in the bronx. >> the train was traveling approximately 82 miles an hour as it went into a 30 mile-per-hour curve. >> reporter: the manhattan-bound train, not only going more than 50 miles an hour over the speed limit as it rounded a curve, but the ntsb claims the brakes weren't applied until five seconds before the train came to a stop. it's too early to tell if the
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train's engineer, william rockefeller jr., is at fault. but sources tell abc news, the evidence is pointing toward human error as the cause of this accident that injured more than 60 people. >> felt the car tip down towards the right. i could actually see the ground coming toward my head. >> reporter: and killed four others. last night, a small vigil held at the scene. >> the lord is your guardian. >> reporter: remembering donna smith, jim lovell, on his way to work lighting the rockefeller center christmas tree. >> not only was he my father but one of my closest friends. >> reporter: and james ferrari, another beloved father and husband. >> he's never back. never. >> reporter: several of the injured passengers remain hospitalized this morning. the train's engineer, however, is now home from the hospital. we're told he will face more questioning later today. john and diana? >> thank you for that.
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the man charged with killing a security officer at the los angeles airport last month appears in court for the first time tomorrow. prosecutors say paul ciancia has a vendetta against the federal government and targeted the tsa. his court appearance was pending until he recovered from his gunshot injuries. if convicted, cianci could face the death penalty. tomorrow we will hear for the first time some of the emergency calls made on the day of the sandy hook massacre. prosecutors had tried to keep the 911 tapes secret, but they were overruled in the courts. a judge said the recordings will help the public gauge whether police in throughtown, connecticut, responded appropriately. investigators in valencia, california, have reportedly ruled out drag racing as a possible cause in this crash that killed "fast and furious" star paul walker. they say there was no evidence of any second car at the scene but acknowledged that speed was a factor. more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: he's the actor known for his skills behind the wheel and those movie star good looks. but it was paul walker's role in
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the "fast & furious" blockbusters that catapulted him to fame. police do not know what caused saturday's crash that killed walker and the driver, his friend, pro-racer roger rodas. but authorities revealed this -- the car they were in was going very fast. and now police are looking for surveillance video for clues. this is something that authorities are looking into -- skid marks like these to find out if they came from the car that paul walker was in or someone else on this road known for fast driving. the car they were in, a porsche carrera gt. one of the fastest out there. it sells for more than $400,000. and goes zero to 125 in less than ten seconds and can reach 205 miles an hour. "auto week" magazine says professional drivers call it scary to handle. watch the host of "talk gear" -- "top gear" driving on a
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racetra racetrack. >> you need to be awake to drive this fast. >> reporter: porsche says it is cooperating with the investigation. as "fast & furious" fans continue to flock to the crash site, walker's family continues to grieve. >> we lost a spirit. we lost a person that -- he had a way about him. i'm devastated. >> reporter: all morning the loss of an actor who loved fast cars, on and off the big screen. cecilia vega, abc news, valencia, california. >> so incredibly difficult for everybody. he touched so many people. he was doing all of these movies. >> universally liked. >> he was universally liked. started as a kid in the business. he knew a lot of people and a lot of people are upset about this. >> autopsy results are expected later today so we will find out some more. >> we are learning more about this stretch of road here. apparently, a study was done last year and they determined to increase the speed from 35 to 45 miles an hour. clearly, he was going -- or his
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driver friend was going much faster than that. >> looks that way. the car goes over 200 miles an hour. even pros say it's really intense to try to handle that car. >> oh, my gosh. his friends apparently tried to run to the scene as soon as this happened with fire extinguishers, and one person said it seemed like the people in the car were dead at the time it happened. >> looking at that it is not surprising. a woman north of orlando, florida, is in hospital this morning after being attacked by a bear. this happened last night while a woman was walking her dogs in the neighborhood. police say she suffered significant facial wounds and ran to a neighbor's house for help. the dogs were not hurt. the neighborhood is surrounded nature preserves where bear sightings are frequent. an animal rights group is trying to have a chimpanzee legally declared a person. it's filed on behalf of the 26-year-old chimp named tommi.
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they say he is held against his will in a small, dank cage. tommy is owned by a couple who say that he was rescued from an abusive home. the group, the nonhuman rights project, says the chimp has the right to go before a judge to be freed. another florida lottery jackpot could go unclaimed. a winning mega money ticket worth $1.3 million. it was sold in a store in miami. the ticket expires december 15th. last month, a $16 million powerball prize was never claimed. that also sold in the miami area. are you sure you haven't been to miami? >> i haven't been there in a while anyway, not for a few years. >> check the weather now. heavy snow pushing in from the northern to the central rockies dumping as much as 18 inches of snow. winter storm is hitting the upper midwest with 12 to 18 inches of fresh snow, which is possible there. rain for much of the southeast. >> temperatures will be milder across the northeast and into the -- southeast, excuse me. but the upper plains will be gripped by an arctic chill with highs in the low teens. they say everything is
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bigger in texas. what a better place to create a tasty treat like none other. >> take a look at this -- the largest ginger bread house ever built. officially recognized by guinness world records. oh, my lord. it is more than 39 ,000 cubic feet and took nearly a month to build. in keeping with guinness rules it is edible. >> it is made with 7,000 pounds of flour. 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. 1800 pounds of butter and thousands of eggs. >> it's just way too much work for something that is not going to withstand the next rainstorm. >> exactly right. maybe they can shellac it. i'll move in. put it in manhattan. >> wow. pretty incredible. >> the fact you can walk through doors and it is edible on the outside. >> pretty crazy. >> pretty cool. coming up, barbara walters revealing her ten most fascinating people of the year. we'll explain why the list is so special. and amazon using drones to
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if one retailer has its way, drones could be dropping the packages at your door soon. >> will this idea, which is pretty fascinating, really fly? abc's jim avila checks it out. >> reporter: it started as a joke, a mom and pop dry cleaner promised to flap your suit in the wind via drone. move to the big time with dominos pizza posting another tongue-in-cheek offer. but jeff bezos, visionary amazon founder, doesn't seem to be joking. >> it's going to be a lot of fun. >> reporter: telling "60 minutes" he is developing a system using drones with no pilot in the plane or on the ground, totally gps. >> we can do half-hour delivery and carry objects we think up to five pounds, which covers 86% of the items we deliver. >> reporter: not so fast. the faa reminded us it doesn't allow any gps drones to fly in the u.s., and in fact the
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restrictions are so hard that because we're a business, we couldn't fly one outside. so this delivery is going from our newsroom inside to my desk. the concern is understandable. with all of those brand names up in the air, perhaps as early as 2015, shooting real estate, making deliveries, policing cities and watching the border, it could be chaos in the skies. case and point, this unauthorized drone flight over new york city skyscrapers stayed up less than three minutes before crunching in to the city sidewalk. these drones currently fly 20 to 45 minutes. gps can be blocked in urban areas. it is hard for drones to avoid moving objects, like cars or people and they are difficult for other aircraft to see. at purdue university, they are developing a drone that would fit the amazon scenario. >> we crashed the first three times we took off. >> reporter: sometimes it is simple as drifting off course which could mean your gift
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delivery goes to your neighbor's house and even then who's going to ring the doorbell? jim avila, abc news, washington. >> sounds like a lot of problems. >> a million reasons why it won't work but if there is a will there is a way. it is working already. >> did you hear something? >> hey, look at that. you needed that, didn't you? >> i wanted a pizza. i wanted the pizza. i think it's the neighbors. >> no thanks, drone nole. needs a little perfecting. jim went through the laundry list of problems that we can foresee. there are some upsides to the whole deal if it actually works, but the fact is it doesn't seem like it is going to work. >> so if the drone drops it on your doorstep, and you get a free pizza, are you going to call and say take this back? >> probably not. and then, guess what, your neighbor's out a pizza and the 20 bucks it cost them. not cool. sam champion. his career forecast. what it means for "good morning america."
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and sex and drug secrets from a jonas brother. that's right. you are watching "world news now." it's all coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. announcer: "world news now" continues af
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[female narrator] foods rich in folic acid like white bread and leafy greens can help prevent some birth defects before you even know you're pregnant. ♪ skinny so sy ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome in to "the skinny," everyone. we are starting with barbara walters is revealing a partial
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list of her 2013 most fascinating people of the year. let's jump in so you can take a look at who she's talking about. we start with miley cyrus. ♪ >> can you believe it because i can't. i mean i guess fascinating can take on a broad definition. another person fascinating on the list is not prince william or the lady who pushed out the little baby but prince george, the baby is on the list. >> cool. >> also a little twofer here with kim and kanye coming in. also on the list, robin roberts. so far the only deserving person of the title of most fascinating person of 2013 if you ask me. and then you go to jennifer lawrence. she's starring in another one of these "hunger games" movies which is doing so great at the box office and kind of a really cool girl. she kind of keeps it together. hasn't let the fame get to her
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head. she is not a crazy girl running around and doesn't know what her identity is yet. she's got it together. and also the entire cast of "duck dynasty." these people -- the ratings are through the roof with "duck dynasty." this show has taken america by storm. it is about a group of people that invented the duck call and made millions and now they have their own show. rounding off the list is diana nyad, the long-distance swimmer who we watched swim. and pope francis, of course. and the nsa whistle-blower edward snowden. we don't know who the the most fascinating person of 2013 is until she reveals it on the big broadcast. so you have to watch it. >> very cool. a bittersweet announcement here. sam champion, the one and only, sam champion, is leaving "good morning america." we're happy for sam but also a little sad because we love sam. yeah, i know. his departure from "gma" coming relatively soon.
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he is going to the weather channel to report a morning show there that starts next year. abc news president ben sherwood called him a vital member of the team. they will celebrate his last show on wednesday. he will be replaced by ginger zee. who's, you know, terrific. we're in good hands with ginger zee. that's good news. sam will move on the weather channel and the weather channel president said that the negotiations began several months ago for developing a show and rebrand the network that will include a new look and new morning show that sam will be at the top of. sam was apparently their dream choice. so we wish sam all the best and we will miss sam. he is so talented. >> after 25 years here at abc, we will absolutely miss him. it doesn't seem like it because we just heard the news, but his last day is tomorrow. >> yes, it is tomorrow. >> wednesday is tomorrow. that's tough. >> wow. moving on to this. joe jonas, one of the trio of the jonas brothers, apparently revealing a lot in an essay in "new york magazine." the fact he smoked pot when he was just a teen.
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he did it with other teen stars namely demi lovato and miley cyrus. they egged him on to try it and try it. and he also says that he was caught drinking at 16 or 17, doing it in another country where it is legal. but still, he was very, very scared and lost his virginity when he was 20. there's the promise rings. >> 20, huh? legal but still he was very scared and lost his virginity when he was 20. there's the promise rings. >> 20, huh? the post pregnancy body shot. the post pregnancy body shot.
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♪ the post pregnancy body shot. new moms who have lost their baby weight are posting selfies on facebook, instagram and everywhere. >> one recent picture is almost unbelievable. take only three days after the birth of the baby. >> reporter: even the most fit moms know how hard it is to shed those extra pounds post baby. while jaws dropped after seeing
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royal mom kate middleton baring her sculpted abs three months after giving birth, this norwegian fitness blogger posted hers three days after the birth. >> during the pregnancy people told me my body would never be the same and i wanted to show everybody that is not entirely true. >> reporter: 26-year-old caroline erickson, wife of soccer player lars christian ericks erickson, has the biggest fitness blog in norway and posted this picture with the caption, i feel so empty because she missed her baby bump. erickson said she was amazed at how fast her body bounced back after gaining 22 pounds. >> right after birth, like three minutes after, i felt like myself again. >> reporter: now this picture has started a firestorm on line, one woman writing, "this can't
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be true." another saying, "i just think it's inconceivable that we are of the same species." >> i think we have to put this on a spectrum and realize we should applaud the women that look great but we shouldn't bash the women that can't achieve that. >> reporter: this isn't the first time a post-baby pic has started an uproar. mother of three, maria kang, found herself playing defense from moms posing the picture with the caption "what's your excuse?" >> she meant it as a motivational tool and it came off insulting. caroline was all about celeb >> reporter: though erickson says she hasn't work >> reporter: though erickson says she hasn't work out since giving birth the >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> she looks amazing. i want to see more pictures.
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are you kidding? let me see all of your pre inspire me to lose my w >> i said it before with the other mom, maybe they are guilty of being vain but not hateful,
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good morning, i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here are some of the top stories we're looking at right now -- investigators reveal the train that derailed in new york city going 52 miles an hour faster than it should have been. they also found the brakes were applied five seconds before the derailment. we will have more on this in just a moment. investigators looking into the crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker are
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hoping to find clues in surveillance videos. they don't believe the porsche was drag racing but going fast in an area that is known for fast driving. pope francis says he has compassion for victims of sex abuse by priests. it is the first time he's talked publicly about the painful issue. the pope promised compassion and prayer for everyone that was harmed. officials in florida are hoping the owner of an unclaimed lottery ticket will come forward before next week. if not, the million dollar jackpot will go unclaimed. those are some of the top stories on this tuesday, december 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> hey, everybody. >> that's one jackpot too many that i have heard of. >> what's up with all the jackpots? but when i find out i didn't win the big prize, i didn't check the rest of my numbers. >> you are probably not alone and that's probably what happened. there is another unclaimed ticket that we can't do anything about. even if you find your ticket. that was $16 million.
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that's the jackpot. >> that's nuts. >> i want to meet -- i don't want to meet them because they are still poor. so never mind. let's get started. good morning to you once again. we begin this half hour with serious concerns about how safe it is going in to the ocean in hawaii. those concerns following a deadly shark attack. >> this happened in the waters off of maui as officials were announcing plans for a serious look at the movement of sharks. >> reporter: the attack happened as two friends were fishing from kayaks off the maui coast. officials say the man who died, 57-year-old from washington state, was apparently dangling his foot in the water trying to catch bait fish. that's when the shark struck. >> the person in the other boat said he was a friend and he heard the man call out to him he went over to him and put a tourniquet on the leg.
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>> it looked like he was probably dead already. >> he's young and it was really sad but there was nothing to do. >> reporter: the attack happened far from shore but authorities weren't taking chances. they closed two miles of beach telling people to stay out of the water. this is the latest in an unusual surge of shark attacks in hawaii. in august, a 20-year-old german tourist lost her right arm to a shark. in all, there have been eight attacks in maui this year and 13 across the state. that includes an attack on a woman last friday. she suffered nonfatal injuries. state officials announced plans for a two-year study of tiger shark movements around maui. it is unknown what type of shark was involved in the latest attack. >> a fatality off of australia this week, by the way. i have done a lot of stories on this for abc news and the bottom line from the experts say they
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the only thing that has changed is there are more people in the water in shark territory. >> i think they are going to start to learn in the movement, which if you watch the history -- or any of these nature shows they tell you this. sharks do swim close to the shore. i think it is a myth when people said they don't go near humans. they don't they come close to shore during mating season or looking for food and we are intermingling with these animals and that is unfortunately what is starting to happen. >> the kayaker was fishing for bait fish. so he was in an area with a lot of little fish which usually brings in sharks. >> that's food. now to orlando where a woman is recovering from a bear attack. she was out walking her dogs in her neighborhood when the bear attacked her. she suffered significant facial wounds and ran to her neighbor's house for help.
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the neighborhood is surrounded by nature preserves where bear sightings are frequent. excessive speed is to blame for the deadly train derailment here in new york city. the ntsb determined the train was going 82 miles an hour when it entered a curve with the posted speed limit of 30 miles an hour. investigators say the train's emergency brakes were activated five seconds before it flew off the tracks. >> by the time i looked up, it was completely going o track and teas rubble frm rack flying at m >> when i heard about td, i gulped. sort of takes your breath away. >> investigators are examining the engineer's cell phone apparently to the determine whether or not he was distracted. an incredible survival story after a car crash in colorado. a man trapped in a ravine for six days with no food or water. amazingly, he made it out alive
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and now is well enough to talk about the ordeal. we get more from abc's sand >> reporter: richard custer is in a colorado springs, colorado, hospital, battered and bruised but able to talk about his ultimate test of survival. >> i thought i was in a dream. >> reporter: the 36-year-old's speech still garbled from the fatein m by his friend, ronald moore. it was her daughter's 13th birthday. >> i called her to tell her >> reporter: then the unthinkable -- truck veers out of control, crashing 30 feet moore was killed. >> i remember telling myself, i can't move. i can't get out of this truck. >> reporter: for six frigid days and nights, no food, no water and no one coming to help. many details of how he survived he said he can't remember. >> i stuck my arm out the big hole in the back of the truck and was yelling for help. >> reporter: with hope fading, miraculously a highway worker finallypotsck s after thecahe iec one leg was still left and it
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looked so bad. >> reporter: custer lost both legs, but he knows he's lucky. >> i think god has a plan for me. i'm pretty sure that's why i lived. >> reporter: his mother now considers the day he was rescued, october 17th, his new birthday. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> police in kansas city identified the man who died in the arrowhead stadium parking lot on sunday while the chiefs were there playing denver but it could take up to six weeks to determine how kyle van winkle died. the 30-year-old was involved in an altercation over a car. his father, a suburban police sergeant, said his son had no known health issues. the nfl is clarifying an error made during the giants and redskins game. it happened late in the fourth quarter. the official incorrectly moved the chains and caused confusion for the redskins over whether it was a first or third down. the league yesterday said the official should have stopped the clock and clarified the situation for both teams before they allowed play to resume. no confusion during the night's saints/seahawks game.
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seattle out to a 27-7 lead by halftime. taxed on another touchdown in the third for good measure. the seahawks claim the nfl's first playoff spot and destroyed drew brees and the saints. 34-7. seahawks. >> wow. after what they did to the saints, though, it's hard to watch. >> that's convincing. >> oh, my goodness. this year's cyber monday is one for the record books. analysts say yesterday's online sales were up nearly 19% from last year. retailers estimate more than 131 million people clicked their way to deals including deep discounts, free shipping and this is the year cyber monday went mobile. 30% of shoppers used smartphones or tablets. despite a thanksgiving weekend of record shopping, that wasn't enough to satisfy wall street. all three major exchanges dropped on worries of dismal holiday sales. while shoppers turned out in
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record numbers this weekend, they spent less than last year. what is plunking down in parts of the midwest? heavy snow? yeah. started flying yesterday in the upper midwest, and it is expected to continue through tomorrow. it has triggered a winter weather advisory from the national weather service. when the air finally clears, many areas could see as much as a foot of snow or even more. here's a look at a the rest of the nation's weather. heavy snow in the rockies. colorado 18 inches. pacific northwest will be drier. rainy over the southeast. the northern plains are gripped in a deep freeze with highs only in the low teens. milder across the a midwest and southeast and the northeast. hot spots are dallas, new orleans and miami with highs in the 70s. an artist from britain has taken finger painting to a new level without even getting his hands dirty. >> his name is kyle lambert. you have to see it to believe it. using just one finger on his ipad air, he creates a painting
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of morgan freeman the actor. as it progresses it doesn't look like a painting anymore. >> oh, my goodness. the final product is so realistic, we have to remind yourselves this is not a photograph. oh, my goodness. >> look at the eyes, the ring around his eyes. it's amazing. >> he like -- you can see like the -- what is that on his forehead, not only the creases but the perspiration. >> pores. >> that's amazing. >> scary. >> i need one of those devices he's working on. is that a mac book? >> i think you have to be incredibly talented to pull that off. >> one finger, pretty cool. coming up, the auburn football player and his incredible play. what his mom is revealing about him. and a texas woman who used to weigh more than 1,000 pounds. her legal saga and her quest for good health. it sounds like a hollywood drama. it is never too late to say i'm sorry. the man who couldn't live with himself 40 years after the
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♪ now to a story about a drastic life change that may be unlike anything you have ever heard before. >> it is about a woman who's one of the heaviest in the world. she was accused of a murder that could have sent her to death row. instead she shed 800 pounds and that shed new light on a family secret. we are "up all nightline" with abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: on this week after thanksgiving, plenty of dieters are watching what they buy at the grocery store but no one more than myra rosales. this texas woman used to weigh more than 1,000 pounds. she was one of the heaviest women on planet earth. >> i have lost over 800 pounds. >> that is four good size men
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taken off of your body. >> four good size men. >> reporter: back in 2008, myra wasn't just facing death from obesity but from a lethal injection. five years ago she was the most reviled woman in south texas, nicknamed the half-ton killer. charged with murdering her tiny nephew by falling on the 2-year-old, crushing the boy under the bed. >> myra is stating that she lost her balance and that she actually landed on the child, crushing his head. >> reporter: her capital murder trial would be nothing short of a freak show. a defendant so big she had to be cut out of her house and transported in a moving van. her attorney even measured the court and went shopping for a king size mattress so she could live in the courtroom while the
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jury decided if she lived or died. myra admitted she killed the child but claimed it was an accident. her attorney never believed that and suspected she was covering for someone. >> i try to protect my sister. i was already dying. i felt like they were doing me a favor. >> reporter: myra lied for months but even prosecutors started to doubt her when the boy's autopsy revealed head trauma consistent with repeated abuse. myra finally told the truth. she had seen her sister jamie abuse her little boy and working with her attorney she even recorded her sister confessing. charges were dropped against myra, and her baby sister, jamie, was arrested on child abuse charges and is now serving 15 years in prison. with her name cleared, myra moved to houston and began round-the-clock treatment from an obesity doctor. her first ten days in treatment she lost 100 pounds. next, myra endured a half dozen surgeries. she adhered to a strict high-protein diet. she had to lose 600 pounds so
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she could safely have gastric bypass. her transformation was filmed for a new documentary on tlc. >> i think it's a miracle of god that i'm healthy. >> reporter: these days the new, improved myra occasionally gets reminders of her old life. like letters from her sister behind bars. she showed me one where jamie wrote she wanted her to take care of the surviving children, who are now with their ailing grandmother. >> they have really provided a huge motivation. >> they are my motivation. >> reporter: a woman, who's lost so much but somehow seemed to gain so much more. ryan owens, abc news, in houston. >> that is such an incredible story. >> that is like a movie, a novel. so many twists and turns. any one aspect of that story is fascinating but my goodness. >> all together -- i think the saddest part of the whole thing is she said i felt like i was already dying and they were doing a favor to her by putting
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her in jail. what she doesn't realize is what she was doing for her family. actually, what happened is better because had she gone to jail instead of her sister, her sister would have stayed with the children and probably continued to abuse them, which is terrible. she took up an entire king-size bed. she couldn't stand because she weighed so much. >> they had to put the bed in the courthouse so she could essentially live there during the trial. it is mind boggling. >> the entire thing is crazy. ahead, an unexpected apology. >> how facebook gave a man a chance to atone for a mistake he made four decades ago. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. now." >> announcer: "world news no
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most everyone has regrets. something that might have
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happened years ago that you can't shake. >> that is the case for one man who when he was a teen he mugged another teen. he made amends in the most modern way possible. >> reporter: if you believe in life coming full circle, then claude's story will only reinforce it. it was the '70s and he was a teenage boy growing up in the city. one day, he was approached by a much larger boy. >> i wanted to run, but it was sort of too late. >> reporter: that boy, now a grown man, was michael goodman. >> he took my pass, my bus pass. and he didn't get two steps and this dude in an overcoat grabbed him by the neck. >> reporter: fast forward 40 years later. he commented on a group page on facebook. when he checked the site later. >> claude, you may not remember this.
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>> reporter: a post from goodman. >> i'm very sorry. i wish it never happened but it did. >> reporter: he was stunned but it wasn't hard for him to come up with the words to respond. he now works as a life coach for men. >> michael goodman, clearly you are a quote bigger man today. so let us now jointly put this in its proper place, behind us. >> reporter: michael goodman now lives in hawaii. they have exchanged a number of private messages over facebook. they both have agreed they think it is important to tell their story. >> if there is somebody out there that has a wrong that they want to right, perhaps i, in this moment in time, give them hope. you can be received. >> reporter: and possibly forgiven. in sag harbor, long island, channel 7 eyewitness news. i don't know, would you want to hear from somebody in the past that was disturbing or would you want to move on or be
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glad to get the apology? >> was a bus pass so -- >> still you are a kid and scared and whatever. >> right. i think they did the right thing and he is a life coach so he is going to navigate the whole thing properly. >> all is well that ends well. >> i agree. he is going to navigate the whole thing properly. >> all is well that ends well. >> i agree.
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♪ it was 100 yards that made sports history. a college football player defying the odds and winning what will likely be the biggest game of his life. >> there's more to the story than a gifted athlete. it's also story of a gift of a mother's love and a determination to make a better
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life for her son. that's why this is our "favorite story of the day." here larry miller from our station in birmingham, alabama. >> reporter: janice brown couldn't fight back tears of joy when we spoke to her on monday. she's the mother of auburn university football player chris davis. he helped to clinch a win in the university of alabama game, the final moments of the biggest rivalry in history. >> when he caught that ball, he looked like mom, i'm bringing it home. i was so excited. >> reporter: brown was in auburn when her son made the winning touchdown. he met him in his dorm room after the game. >> all on his bed, taking pictures. we had a good time. i enjoy my son. >> reporter: those who know him describe him as quiet, laid-back, and focused. teachers and administrators where davis graduated were also glued to their television set on saturday night. >> i was so excited and proud. of course, everyone was kind of rooting for alabama. when i realized it was chris davis, i was like go, go, go, don't stop. >> chris is a quiet guy. so his play on the field is
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larger than he speaks. >> reporter: brown said she knew her son would do great things. she said as a single mother she had a lot of sacrifices for her four children. >> words can't explain about the way i feel being a single parent. as far as me with my kids. >> reporter: it hasn't been easy. >> been rough. >> reporter: images of david making the game-winning touchdown helped brown to realize the lessons she taught chris about determination and hard work paid off. >> i'm so proud. i don't know what to do. >> that is one proud mama. >> oh, my goodness. probably the loudest person in the stands when he was making that run. that is incredible. i'd love to hear him tell us what that exhilarating moment must have felt like. >> they will have to profile him. that play is one for the ages. like the doug flutie play where the band streams on the field. that play we will see that -- forever.
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>> not because of the play but the announcer going crazy but mostly because of the play. >> that, too. play we will see that -- forever. >> not because of the play but the announcer going crazy but mostly because of the play. >> that, too.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," too fast. investigators now know the commuter train that crashed in new york was going 82 miles an hour in a 30 zone. the terror on impact. >> the rubble from under the tracks like flying at my face. >> today's intense investigation focusing on the train's operator. shark attack. a kayaker killed in a vacation paradise. the bloody scene for onlookers and why these attacks seem to be more common than ever. demanding answers. why is one medical exam so much more expensive at a
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hospital than at an outpatient clinic? our search for an explanation. >> i wouldn't expect any lay person to understand any of this. >> astronomical health care cost and how to fight a questionable bill. it is tuesday, december 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning, everyone. pretty pathetic when our floor director over there, nole, says it is hump day eve. so we are thinking of wednesday because it is tuesday. >> they need to push the week along. >> hump day eve. >> we are gray today because we're unexcited about the day. >> i didn't notice that. >> you got my memo i'm glad. >> i didn't do cyber monday shopping. i got tired and never got it to. >> what are you going to do? >> i missed the bargains and will have to scramble. >> it's a little-known secret, the more stories we do about this, these deals last throughout the season. they want you to shop on black friday and cyber monday. >> it is a big trick it. >> might be -- just give me a couple of weeks and i will be able to tell you the truth. >> there's truth to what you're saying.
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>> i think so. let's get to it. the search for answers in the fatal train derailment as the victims are remembered. the vigil held last night at the site of the crash for the four people who died. >> investigators say the train was traveling nearly three times faster than it should have been. with the latest here's gio benitez. >> reporter: abc news sources say human error is likely to blame for the train tragedy. investigators looking for the eerie aftermath. the tracks torn apart by the train traveling far faster than it is supposed to. the speed limit in 70 miles an hour, but once it reaches this curve, it drops to 30. we know the train did not slow down. >> the train was traveling approximately 82 miles an hour as it went into a 30 mile-per-hour curve. >> when i heard about the speed, i gulped.
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it sort of takes your breath away. >> reporter: the train left poughkeepsie for new york's grand central terminal at 5:54 a.m. sunday, making several stops without incident. at 7:20 as the train sped around the curve, all seven train cars derailed. the ntsb announcing the train's emergency brakes were fully activated just five seconds before it careened off the tracks, nearly into the harlem river. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> reporter: passengers tossed around like rag dolls. >> by the time i looked up it was completely going off of its track and there was rubble from under the tracks like flying at my face. >> reporter: a photo obtained by wvec shows people inside one of the overturned cars. four people were killed. james ferrari heading to work as a building supervisor. another heading home from her night shift as a nurse. donna smith on her way to see her sister, and james lovell, a sound engineer from nbc, taking the early stage of the lighting of
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the rockefeller christmas tree. >> he was the best father i could ever ask for. >> reporter: the train's operator, william rockefeller, is a long-time engineer with a clean disciplinary record. they are interviewing him hoping to build on what they have already learned. they have confiscated his cell phone to find out if he was texting or talking before that deadly crash. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> so sad. drug and alcohol tests still pending. the results of them anyway. >> there's surveillance video because everything that we do kind of is tracked and watched. unfortunately it is from a nearby bridge. poor quality but they are able to enhance it. what the ntsb is planning to do is sending it to washington, looking at this and how to enhance the video to get a better idea of what happened the couple of seconds before the derailment. >> black boxes, as well. you get the feeling they are going to zero in on whether or not the conductor's story matches the specs from the black box. >> that's right. they were able to garner information, how fast it was
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going, the fact he pulled the emergency brakes five seconds before. they are building a picture of what happened. >> 82 in a 30 mile-an-hour zone. >> that's going to be the one thing that everybody is focused on. >> oh, yeah. new fears about shark attacks following a near deadly -- or rather deadly incident in hawaii. this one happened off of maui. a man was attacked while dangling his foot in the water as he and a friend were fishing from kayaks. the injured man's friend tied a tourniquet around the wound and sought help from a nearby boat. >> as we got closer we saw his foot was missing and his leg was pretty shredded. >> reporter: word of the attack forced the closure of two miles of beach. back in august, a german tourist died after losing her arm in a shark attack. there have been eight attacks near maui this year and 13 across the state. in response to the surge, hawaiian officials yesterday announced a two-year study of the movement of some shark species. pope francis speaking out about sexual abuse by priests
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for the first time. he told a gathering of bishops that he had sympathy with abuse victims. he promises compassion and prayer for every victim of sexual abuse and their families. reports say 20,000 children in the netherlands were abused while in catholic institutions. yesterday the pope's focus was on the middle east as he met with benjamin netanyahu at the vatican. the two leaders discussing reinstating peace negotiations between the israelis and palestinians, but the meeting was brief -- just 25 minutes. later today, president obama will launch another sales pitch about the healthcare.gov website. the president apparently feels confident enough about the site's repairs to praise the benefits. after announcing a fix to the healthcare.gov website, the administration says 375,000 visitors logged on to it by yesterday. among those new enrollees is an unlikely set of workers benefitting from obama care. legal prostitutes in nevada. until now, nevada's prostitutes
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had been shunned by health insurance companies. nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal and where brothels are regulated and controlled. currently there are 19 legal brothels in nevada and they employ 500 prostitutes throughout the state of nevada. president obama has also announced a new initiative in the battle against aids. the announcement made at a white house event yesterday marking world aids day. the president is redirecting $100 million into a project to find aids therapies. topping the health headlines, researchers now link migraines to chemicals found in common household products. that chemical, bpa, is found in plastic ware and food packaging. it may cause a hormonal response and cause debilitating headaches. tests on rats show high levels increase sensitivity to light, sound and other migraine symptoms. researchers are calling for
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human studies. also making health headlines this morning, dispelling the myth that you can be fat and still fit. studies show that living an active lifestyle mitigated any potential health risks of being overweight. canadian researchers now say it is not true. eight studies of more than 60,000 people concluded that regardless of fitness level, everyone who is overweight has an elevated risk of heart disease and early death. an unsolved mystery has been unraveling in australia. you wouldn't believe who done it. >> a brazen bird swiped a motion-sensored video camera set up to record crocodiles. the feathered felon gave itself away. you can see the wings flapping in the footage as it captures a bird's eye view of some of the country's most remote landscape. >> and if there was any culprit about the identity, there's a selfy to prove it. i have seen birds steal keys out
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of people's golf cart on the golf course. big black crows, whatever. >> the bird thought he snatched up a good meal. ended up with -- >> like a crook posting his crime and getting arrested in the end. >> or calling 911 with a butt dial. the middle of the crime. >> we have one of those a week. >> absolutely. >> the rangers thought the device had fallen in the water and they gave up on it until they found it 70 miles away. >> 70 miles. quite a range. coming up, the most overplayed songs of the year as you have never heard them before. a divorce case involving a celebrity chef, her billionaire husband and allegations of drugs and money. the testimony that is getting worldwide attention. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. >> announcer: "wor weather brought to you by no no hair removal.
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celebrity chef nigella lawson is expected to take the stand tomorrow in a trial that revealed explosive allegations in her personal life. >> her ex-husband who says she's been using drugs is changing his story. we have this report from london. >> come on -- >> reporter: charles saatchi friday's testimony coming as a shock after a judge previously read aloud an e-mail he sent to nigella referring to her as high-gella, accusing her of being "off your head on drugs." on the stand, he called the e-mail a mistake. "i was just being nasty. this is not a very pleasant e-mail but i was very, very upset."
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nigella's two former assistants are on trial for embezzling more than a million dollars from the couple. the sisters pled not guilty saying nigella allowed the spending in return for her concealing her alleged drug use from saatchi. >> i like to welcome people with food. >> reporter: their trial is unveiling details about the couple's crumbled relationship. >> been quiet about the issues that have transpired so far including allegations of drug use and domestic abuse against her. at some point she will have to talk. she will have to look the camera in the eyes and people will have to make that decision, do i believe her? >> reporter: in his emotionally charged testimony, saatchi revealed, "i adore nigella now, i adore nigella and am absolute broken-hearted to have lost her." saatchi addressed the shocking images that went viral this summer, ending in their divorce. he said he was only trying to get nigella's attention. "i was not gripping, strangling, or throttling her. i was holding her head by the neck to focus, can we be clear?" as for his relationship with
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nigella, saatchi said in a recent conversation the domestic goddess told him, "i'm happy because i don't feel i have to ask for a pass to do what i want any longer." all eyes will be on her as she is testifying battling to clear her name and telling her side of t story before she returns to abc in the new year to judge on "the taste." abc news, london. >> she maintained an on-line presence. she wants people to realize -- she wants her fans to realize she is a couple of clicks away if they want to contact or be in touch with her. she is posting recipes for the holidays on line. she wants people to understand she's not going away because of this. >> absolutely. she's not going to hide. those photographs -- >> so hard to look at. >> no matter what comes out there's going to be sympathy for her when you see a hand around her throat, right? >> what's happening now, it
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seems like she's on trial. that's what she is saying because now she has to defend herself against other allegations when at the beginning of this, it was a picture that started the whole thing and she seemed to be the victim. interesting twist there. being hospitalized is tough. dealing with the financial aftermath can be insult to injury. trying to get an explanation on why your bill is so high can make you sick. what abc news discovered when we went in search of answers. and ahead in our next half-hour, why this very fit woman is taking a lot of heat over this selfy. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. our abc stations. fit woman is taking a lot of heat over this selfy. you are watching "world news now."
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we have shown you before how hospital bills really do add up even when the tests and procedures can be found at a fraction of the cost. >> abc news is trying to find
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out why, and what we've discovered is pretty outrageous. rebecca jarvis has more. >> i'm outraged at the cost of medical care. >> reporter: outpouring of frustration. >> $52,000. >> 23,000. >> reporter: hundreds of you sending stories of outrageous hospital bills. >> bills keep coming. >> crazy. >> everybody says something ought to be done. what can be done? >> reporter: kathy mindheart has her own story. she understands business because she runs one out of her home in northern california, but what she can't understand are the two bills she received after some blood work. >> it was outrageous. >> reporter: what was outrageous about it? >> the cost difference. >> reporter: the same test performed within a couple hundred feet of each other. first she came to quest diagnostics and went up the street to a hospital down the block. we timed it. two locations, just a minute away. and for the same ten tests, the hospital's outpatient lab charges 2.5 times quest's price.
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if you look at what kathy was asked to pay out of pocket it is seven times as much, nearly $2,000 at the hospital and less than $300 at quest. yes, a block apart, and both in her insurer's network. >> why would i think the prices would be so dramatically different from one lab that is right across the street? it is highway robbery. >> reporter: we asked the hospital for an on-camera interview. instead they provided this statement. "comparing a hospital with a freestanding facility is an apples-to-oranges comparison." so we went to the california hospital association to ask why prices are so high. rebecca jarvis, abc news. >> hi. >> is that a fair price? >> i will say to you it is the price. it is the price -- >> reporter: you can't tell me if it is a fair price. >> i will tell you it is a fair price when you look at the complexities of what goes on a bill. >> reporter: the industry calls it cost shifting. people like kathy pay more to cover those who pay nothing.
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hospitals have higher overhead but none of that is explained on your bill. >> each individual hospital sets its own pricing formula. >> reporter: how do they come up with that formula? >> every hospital does it differently. >> reporter: what goes into that formula? >> every hospital chooses to do it differently. you may want to call a hospital or two to ask about that. >> reporter: they sent us to you. with so many hospitals, doctors, and labs negotiating rates confidentially between themselves, patients are at their wit's end. >> it is hospital finance discussions and i wouldn't expect any layperson to ever understand any of this. >> reporter: shouldn't all of this be crystal clear to the layperson? >> it is unfortunately very complex. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> complexities. that's the euphemism for -- >> we can do whatever we want. >> i don't know what you call that. it is crazy. >> it is interesting. we are making strides in getting universal health care.
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we are there already. how long will it take before we are able to say every mri costs $500 no matter where you get it. every x-ray costs $250 no matter where you get it, and then that will free people up to have insurances they want and go to facilities they want to. >> something has to happen. we'll be right back. insurances they want and go to facilities they want to. >> something has to happen. we'll be right back.
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♪ just give me a reason ♪ window down ♪ harlem shake ♪ pressure ♪ that is what you were up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we are up all night ♪ because we danced >> robin thicke's "blurred lines," miley cyrus "wrecking ball" is in there. goes on a minute. that guy posts a lot of different mashups on the web. he's good, isn't he? >> he is amazing. >> he sings and plays good. >> very cool. so we did a couple of stories about people who get up there in age and decide they want to mark this birthday celebration with something crazy. another grandma, 90 years old, jumping out of a plane to celebrate her birthday. this happened on friday in california.
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her name is juanita zimmerman. this is not the first time she has done it. she did it to also mark her 85th birthday. anyone who gets that far ahead in life. the fact that she's so amazing that she wants to mark her birthday by jumping out of planes still is very cool. by the way, she did not take the plunge alone. she did with the right people, her doctor, her daughter's doctor and her son. so there you have it. >> hope for us, diana. maybe by the time we are 90 we will work up the guts to do it. >> very nice. a viral video posted november 25th and it has already 100,000 views. it is tippy the fainting squirrel. check out the squirrel. he faints. check him out. there you go. come on up. wow, he is count for the count there. back up. >> this poor thing. >> stands up for a minute, has a peanut. tips over. they don't know what it is. maybe he has been dipping in to the local brew or something. any way, poor tippy.
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>> that's terrible. all right. we have a picture to show you. you heard of the couch potato, check out the cat couch and i don't mean a real cat. i just mean a hu
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this morning on "world news now," speeding train. investigators now know how fast a commuter train was going just before a sharp turn and a deadly derailment. why the train operator's actions are under intense scrutiny today. searching for clues at the crash site where "fast & furious" star paul walker died. what investigators learned about the sports car. post pregnancy picture. the selfy supposedly taken three days after childbirth. one woman's photo that is stirring up controversy. and career forecast. abc sam champion's big announcement today and what it means for the "good morning america" family. that is in "the skinny" on this
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tuesday, december 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> so that selfy of this mom who apparently had a baby and three days later had a flat -- washboard stomach, hits home for me. i got to tell you -- >> are you shooting for it? >> i'm not upset at her like so many people. she looks amazing. if i look that great three days after childbirth you better believe i'd be posting pictures. >> the mom on facebook with two kids who said what are you -- my feeling is there are so many rotten people in the world doing rotten, horrible things. if somebody posts a selfy, looking good -- whatever, man. whatever, man. >> be happy for them. >> or at least move on. what's the big deal? >> i like that more. let's all move on. moving on to this now. human error is eyed as the cause of the accident in new york. the train was traveling three times the posted speed limit. >> the emergency brakes were applied five seconds before impact. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest from the crash site. good morning, marci.
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>> reporter: good morning, john and diana. the trains have now been removed from the scene but the investigation is ongoing. the ntsb said they don't know why the train was going so fast. the pieces of debris from sunday's train derailment still being sifted through. this morning, the puzzle is coming together. investigators making the stunning announcement about how fast the train was going when it barrelled off the tracks here in the bronx. >> the train was traveling approximately 82 miles an hour as it went into a 30 mile-per-hour curve. >> reporter: the manhattan-bound train, not only going more than 50 miles an hour over the speed limit as it rounded a curve, but the ntsb claims the brakes weren't applied until five
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seconds before the train came to a stop. it's too early to tell if the train's engineer, william rockefeller jr., is at fault. but sources tell abc news, the evidence is pointing toward human error as the cause of this accident that injured more than 60 people. >> felt the car tip down towards the right. i could actually see the ground coming toward my head. >> reporter: and killed four others. last night, a small vigil held at the scene. >> the lord is your guardian. >> reporter: remembering donna smith, jim lovell, on his way to work lighting the rockefeller center christmas tree. >> not only was he my father but one of my closest friends. >> reporter: and james ferrari, another beloved father and husband. >> he's never back. never. >> reporter: several of the injured passengers remain hospitalized this morning. the train's engineer, however, is now home from the hospital. we're told he will face more questioning later today. john and diana? >> thank you for that. the man charged with killing
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a security officer at the los angeles airport last month appears in court for the first time tomorrow. prosecutors say paul ciancia has a vendetta against the federal government and targeted the tsa. his court appearance was pending until he recovered from his gunshot injuries. if convicted, cianci could face the death penalty. tomorrow we will hear for the first time some of the emergency calls made on the day of the sandy hook massacre. prosecutors had tried to keep the 911 tapes secret, but they were overruled in the courts. a judge said the recordings will help the public gauge whether police in newtown, connecticut. -- if they responded appropriately. investigators in valencia, california, have reportedly ruled out drag racing as a possible cause in this crash that killed "fast and furious" star paul walker. they say there was no evidence of any second car at the scene but acknowledged that speed was a factor. more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: he's the actor
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known for his skills behind the wheel and those movie star good looks. but it was paul walker's role in the "fast & furious" blockbusters that catapulted him to fame. police do not know what caused saturday's crash that killed walker and the driver, his friend, pro-racer roger rodas. but authorities revealed this -- the car they were in was going very fast. and now police are looking for surveillance video for clues. this is something that authorities are looking into -- skid marks like these to find out if they came from the car that paul walker was in or someone else on this road known for fast driving. the car they were in, a porsche carrera gt. one of the fastest out there. it sells for more than $400,000. and goes zero to 125 in less than ten seconds and can reach 205 miles an hour. "auto week" magazine says professional drivers call it scary to handle. watch the host of "top gear" driving on a racetrack. >> you need to be awake to drive
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this fast. >> reporter: porsche says it is cooperating with the investigation. as "fast & furious" fans continue to flock to the crash site, walker's family continues to grieve. >> we lost a spirit. we lost a person that -- he had a way about him. i'm devastated. >> reporter: all morning the loss of an actor who loved fast cars, on and off the big screen. cecilia vega, abc news, valencia, california. >> so incredibly difficult for everybody. he touched so many people. he was doing all of these movies. >> universally liked. >> he was universally liked. started as a kid in the business. he knew a lot of people and a lot of people are upset about this. >> autopsy results are expected later today so we will find out some more. >> we are learning more about this stretch of road here. apparently, a study was done last year and they determined to increase the speed from 35 to 45 miles an hour.
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clearly, he was going -- or his driver friend was going much faster than that. >> looks that way. the car goes over 200 miles an hour. even pros say it's really intense to try to handle that car. >> oh, my gosh. his friends apparently tried to run to the scene as soon as this happened with fire extinguishers, and one person said it seemed like the people in the car were dead at the time it happened. >> looking at that it is not surprising. a woman north of orlando, florida, is in hospital this morning after being attacked by a bear. this happened last night while a woman was walking her dogs in the neighborhood. police say she suffered significant facial wounds and ran to a neighbor's house for help. the dogs were not hurt. the neighborhood is surrounded nature preserves where bear sightings are frequent. an animal rights group is trying to have a chimpanzee legally declared a person. it's filed on behalf of the 26-year-old chimp named tommi. they say he is
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held against his will in a small, dank cage. tommy is owned by a couple who say that he was rescued from an abusive home. the group, the nonhuman rights project, says the chimp has the right to go before a judge to be freed. another florida lottery jackpot could go unclaimed. a winning mega money ticket worth $1.3 million. it was sold in a store in miami. the ticket expires december 15th. last month, a $16 million powerball prize was never claimed. that also sold in the miami area. are you sure you haven't been to miami? >> i haven't been there in a while anyway, not for a few years. >> check the weather now. heavy snow pushing in from the northern to the central rockies dumping as much as 18 inches of snow. winter storm is hitting the upper midwest with 12 to 18 inches of fresh snow, which is possible there. rain for much of the southeast. >> temperatures will be milder across the northeast and into the -- southeast, excuse me. but the upper plains will be gripped by an arctic chill with highs in the low teens. they say everything is
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bigger in texas. what a better place to create a tasty treat like none other. >> take a look at this -- the largest gingerbread house ever built. officially recognized by guinness world records. oh, my lord. it is more than 39 ,000 cubic feet and took nearly a month to build. in keeping with guinness rules it is edible. >> it is made with 7,000 pounds of flour. 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. 1800 pounds of butter and thousands of eggs. >> it's just way too much work for something that is not going to withstand the next rainstorm. >> exactly right. maybe they can shellac it. i'll move in. put it in manhattan. >> wow. pretty incredible. >> the fact you can walk through doors and it is edible on the outside. >> pretty crazy. >> pretty cool. coming up, barbara walters revealing her ten most fascinating people of the year. we'll explain why the list is so special. and amazon using drones to deliver merchandise. find out who says the innovative idea may not fly.
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soon. if one retailer has its way, drones could be dropping the packages at your door soon. >> will this idea, which is pretty fascinating, really fly? abc's jim avila checks it out. >> reporter: it started as a joke, a mom and pop dry cleaner promised to flap your suit in the wind via drone. move to the big time with dominos pizza posting another tongue-in-cheek offer. but jeff bezos, visionary amazon founder, doesn't seem to be joking. >> it's going to be a lot of fun. >> reporter: telling "60 minutes" he is developing a system using drones with no pilot in the plane or on the ground, totally gps. >> we can do half-hour delivery and carry objects we think up to five pounds, which covers 86% of the items we deliver. >> reporter: not so fast. the faa reminded us it doesn't allow any gps drones to fly in the u.s., and in fact the restrictions are so hard that
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because we're a business, we couldn't fly one outside. so this delivery is going from our newsroom inside to my desk. the concern is understandable. with all of those brand names up in the air, perhaps as early as 2015, shooting real estate, making deliveries, policing cities and watching the border, it could be chaos in the skies. case and point, this unauthorized drone flight over new york city skyscrapers stayed up less than three minutes before crunching in to the city sidewalk. these drones currently fly 20 to 45 minutes. gps can be blocked in urban areas. it is hard for drones to avoid moving objects, like cars or people and they are difficult for other aircraft to see. at purdue university, they are developing a drone that would fit the amazon scenario. >> we crashed the first three times we took off. >> reporter: sometimes it is simple as drifting off course which could mean your gift delivery goes to your neighbor's house and even then who's going to ring the doorbell? jim avila, abc news, washington. >> sounds like a lot of
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problems. >> a million reasons why it won't work but if there is a will there is a way. it is working already. >> did you hear something? >> hey, look at that. you needed that, didn't you? >> i wanted a pizza. i wanted the pizza. i think it's the neighbors. >> no thanks, drone nole. needs a little perfecting. jim went through the laundry list of problems that we can foresee. there are some upsides to the whole deal if it actually works, but the fact is it doesn't seem like it is going to work. >> so if the drone drops it on your doorstep, and you get a free pizza, are you going to call and say take this back? >> probably not. and then, guess what, your neighbor's out a pizza and the 20 bucks it cost them.
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not cool. sam champion. his career forecast. what it means for "good morning america." and sex and drug secrets from a jonas brother. that's right. you are watching "world news now." it's all coming up
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome in to "the skinny," everyone. we are starting with barbara walters is revealing a partial list of her 2013 most fascinating people of the year.
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let's jump in so you can take a look at who she's talking about. we start with miley cyrus. ♪ >> can you believe it because i can't. i mean i guess fascinating can take on a broad definition. another person fascinating on the list is not prince william or the lady who pushed out the little baby but prince george, the baby is on the list. >> cool. >> also a little twofer here with kim and kanye coming in. also on the list, robin roberts. so far the only deserving person of the title of most fascinating person of 2013 if you ask me. and then you go to jennifer lawrence. she's starring in another one of these "hunger games" movies which is doing so great at the box office and kind of a really cool girl.
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she kind of keeps it together. hasn't let the fame get to her head. she is not a crazy girl running around and doesn't know what her identity is yet. she's got it together. and also the entire cast of "duck dynasty." these people -- the ratings are through the roof with "duck dynasty." this show has taken america by storm. it is about a group of people that invented the duck call and made millions and now they have their own show. rounding off the list is diana nyad, the long-distance swimmer who we watched swim. and pope francis, of course. and the nsa whistle-blower edward snowden. we don't know who the the most fascinating person of 2013 is until she reveals it on the big broadcast. so you have to watch it. >> very cool. a bittersweet announcement here. sam champion, the one and only, sam champion, is leaving "good morning america." we're happy for sam but also a little sad because we love sam. yeah, i know. his departure from "gma" coming relatively soon. he is going to the weather channel to report a morning show there that starts next year. abc news president ben sherwood called him a vital member of the team.
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they will celebrate his last show on wednesday. he will be replaced by ginger zee. who's, you know, terrific. we're in good hands with ginger zee. that's good news. sam will move on the weather channel and the weather channel president said that the negotiations began several months ago for developing a show and rebrand the network that will include a new look and new morning show that sam will be at the top of. sam was apparently their dream choice. so we wish sam all the best and we will miss sam. he is so talented. >> after 25 years here at abc, we will absolutely miss him. it doesn't seem like it because we just heard the news, but his last day is tomorrow. >> yes, it is tomorrow. >> wednesday is tomorrow. that's tough. >> wow. moving on to this. joe jonas, one of the trio of the jonas brothers, apparently revealing a lot in an essay in "new york magazine." the fact he smoked pot when he was just a teen.
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he did it with other teen stars namely demi lovato and miley cyrus. they egged him on to try it and try it. and he also says that he was caught drinking at 16 or 17, doing it in another country where it is legal. but still, he was very, very scared and lost his virginity when he was 20. there's the promise rings. >> 20, huh? ill he was very scared and lost his virginity when he was 20. there's the promise rings. >> 20, huh? the post pregnancy body shot. the post pregnancy body shot.
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♪ the post pregnancy body shot. new moms who have lost their baby weight are posting selfies on facebook, instagram and everywhere. >> one recent picture is almost unbelievable. take only three days after the birth of the baby. >> reporter: even the most fit moms know how hard it is to shed those extra pounds post baby. while jaws dropped after seeing
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royal mom kate middleton baring her sculpted abs three months after giving birth, this norwegian fitness blogger posted hers three days after the birth. >> during the pregnancy people told me my body would never be the same and i wanted to show everybody that is not entirely true. >> reporter: 26-year-old caroline erickson, wife of soccer player lars christian erickson, has the biggest fitness blog in norway and posted this picture with the caption, i feel so empty because she missed her baby bump. erickson said she was amazed at how fast her body bounced back after gaining 22 pounds. >> right after birth, like three minutes after, i felt like myself again. >> reporter: now this picture has started a firestorm on line, one woman writing, "this can't be true." another saying, "i just think it's inconceivable that we are of the same species." >> i think we have to put this on a spectrum and realize we should applaud the women that
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look great but we shouldn't bash the women that can't achieve that. >> reporter: this isn't the first time a post-baby pic has started an uproar. mother of three, maria kang, found herself playing defense after catching heat from moms posing the picture with the caption "what's your excuse?" >> she meant it as a motivational tool and it came off insulting. caroline was all about celebrating herself. >> reporter: though erickson says she hasn't worked out since giving birth the purpose of the picture wasn't to be cruel. >> all women should be proud of themselves regardless of how they look after labor. >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> she looks amazing. i want to see more pictures. are you kidding? let me see all of your pregnancy pictures and after pictures. inspire me to lose my weight. >> i said it before with the other mom, maybe they are guilty of being vain but not hateful, right?
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>> i don't think so. i don't know how her picture has anything to do with me. she looks great. good for her. >> right. >> absolutely. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for tw
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making news in america this morning -- train tragedy. new details and new questions. why was it going so fast around a curve? as the focus of the deadly derailment shifts to the engineer. plus, new video of the scene released overnight. paying tribute. a late-night memorial for paul walker ends with the movie star's emotional parents. the message vin diesel has for his fans. cause for concern. another shark attack in paradise. beaches are closed. new details emerge about the latest deadly encounter. amazing rescue.
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how a man survived underwater for days after being submerged in his sunken ship.
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