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police told her to take it down. the judge backed her up and she is planning to put up more. she apparently first amendment protects it. >> she is just telling the people in her neighborhood where the highway is. she's pointing them in the right direction. over there. >> who would do that? no matter how much you hate your neighbor. >> who would take it all the way to court? apparently she said it got to the point where she couldn't handle it anymore and instead of becoming violent she decided to employ our first amendment rights. >> should have saved the lawyer's fees and gotten therapy. >> might have been a better idea. what one hotel in california did with 1600 pounds of icing and two tons of candy. and one man and one woman say the same things on a job interview. who's more likely to get hired. this is an eye-opening experiment. you are watching "world news now." ♪ this is a woman's world
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the day after a woman was promoted to the top job at general motors there is an eye opening new study. >> it reveals stark differences how of how men and women many the work place are perceived. here's abc's cecelia vega. >> reporter: he's the boss. she's the bossy. the negative way women are perceived at the office for a new ad for pantene that has gone viral. ♪ >> reporter: it's hit a nerve. so we set out to find the truth. are women who act exactly the same as men seen differently. listen to this woman. how do you feel about her as a job candidate. >> i know windows like the back of my hand. >> i know the windows like the back of my hand no problem. >> the candidates are actors in a yale university hiring
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experiment. the resumes identical. the interviews identical. >> i'm extremely good at sizing up people and delegating responsibility accordingly. >> reporter: the difference difference gender but when it came to who got the job -- >> the man had better soft skills. >> the woman was arrogant and overselling. >> the female job seekers come off more aggressive, less likely to be hired. >> isn't it is a catch 22. you are supposed to be strong to get the job and you are saying if you are too strong you won't get it. >> you need to behave in a dominant way to advance in the work place but you are seen negatively because that's not how we expect women to behave. >> if you think it is male bias. it's not. both men and women doing the hiring made the same call. >> a level of arrogance that might be okay to be a manager and then a step above and i thought she was slightly above that. >> let's talk.
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>> reporter: when we revealed our study results. >> i was surprised by my reaction. >> reporter: what's that say about us? >> we have a long way to go. >> reporter: a science experiment with real-life lessons about who gets the job, who gets passed over and why. cecilia vega, abc news, new haven, connecticut. >> interesting that women are just as guilty of making the wrong judgments as men are. making the wrong judgments about the women. >> you are so quick to judge, too. first of all, they aren't actually hiring. it is like your initial first impression of the person. did she roll her eyes? did he kind of do something with his hands. >> i liked the woman candidate better. i thought the guy seemed cocky. >> and the opposite happened to me. i immediately thought what is with her rolling the eyes. it is engrained and unfortunately so because i'm holding us back. let's hire all of the women out there. >> what she said. save a little room for us, huh?
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a dressing room dream. >> how technology is helping women and men avoid one of the most dreaded experiences of shopping. next in our next half hour, the selfie that is either the epitome of the
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♪ let's be honest, the bigger the better when it comes to closets anyway. >> space to organize, and change. what if technology could replace the need all for trying on the future is now. abc has more. >> reporter: for so many women, the clueless closet was a fantasy come to life with alicia silverstone as cher and her amazing virtual closet.
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now nearly two decades later, life is imitating art. it's called swivel, the first virtual try-on system that lets you see how clothes and accessories look in realtime without hitting the dreaded dressing room. >> we started to make shopping easier for women, to remove barriers from shopping on-line or even at the store. >> reporter: it is the brain child of linda smith who got some of her inspiration from none other than "the jetsons." >> turn on the dress selector. >> the future of shopping is here and you are able to in realtime see what they would look like. >> let's go with hottest trends. >> reporter: playing in this virtual closet is nothing short of magical. different styles, looks, accessories all without leaving one spot. >> this brings the mall or your favorite store or favorite brands products all together in one little spice for you. >> reporter: the way it works, any store puts a whole database
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of clothing and accessories in to the system, enabling the customer to try them on using swivel. it is not only limited to clothing and accessory. they also do makeup. let's go with this gray color. like what i see. i can make it a bit darker or lighter if i like. i will go bit darker. blush bronzer, i need a pink on my cheeks. there we go. facial feature recognition system tells where your features are and can apply makeup. a great finishing touch i'm digging this red dress. abc news, new york. >> diana, what do you think? >> i -- well, i like to touch and feel and be in stores. you get that feeling, but the virtual thing, i like to feel the way it fits on my hips and stomach. i want to feel it on me. >> i know exactly what you mean. they have this for rooms and things. you can see what color paint you want on the walls and change colors. that might be better than the clothing. >> yeah.
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you don't know by looking at it virtually. >> i know what you mean. absolutely positively. >> we'll be right back. >> i know what you mean. absolutely positively. >> we'll be right back. [ toys chattering ] it's filled with new duracell quantum batteries. [ toy meows ] [ dog whines ] [ toy meows ] these red batteries are so powerful... that this year they'll power all the hasbro toys donated to toys for tots. want to help power some smiles? duracell. trusted everywhere.
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time for "the mix." are you in the holiday spirit? >> i am. >> let's do a christmas story. this is not the first gingerbread house we are shown you and won't be the last but might be the coolest. this is in san francisco at the fairmont hotel. it is an awesome hotel in san francisco if you have ever been there. life- size gingerbread house at the hotel. constructed with 7500 gingerbread bricks, 1600 pounds of icing, two tons of candy. you can walk through it. it has two floors. >> oh, my. >> it is quite amazing. 23 feet wide. 22 feet high. stuck together with icing. designed with a balcony, arched windows, candy cane columns. a nod to san francisco's
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victorian era architecture and the took the team 600 hours to mix, bake and cool just the gingerbread before assembling the house. >> they have been working on the holiday gingerbread house since january. >> the antidote to it is the candy and icing missing every year and you would think it is the kids but it is always at adult height. so the adults are being naughty and eating the house. how do they reinforce that thing if it has two floors? >> do you have the city code enforcer go and give you a permit? we are in the holiday spirit and what is holidays without a santa sighting. there is a brand new app out there called the santa spy cam, and you upload video of your home and what is we'll be right back back through the app is santa, his elves and reindeer arriving or kind of. >> there is one look you can upload and show to your kids. i is supposed to be while they are sleeping so they don't know it is happening.
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a couple of elves arrive on top of the boy's bed. he didn't know this happened. you show it to the kids and say santa is coming or has come and this can happen throughout the holiday season and once christmas arrives you can do the big sighting. >> santa spy cam. check it out. this is really cool. professional economists and scientists got together and figured out how many people in the world, how many kids in each home. they did the computations. some will blow your mind. santa will deliver to 1.6 billion children. 5,566 homes per second in order to pull it off. >> he is magical. >> he has 30 something hours because of the way the daylight goes. 150 billion calories. 1.5 million miles of wrapping paper. just amazing.
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and the different time zones and
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this morning on "world news now," the political battle the all-important budget vote on capitol hill. the war of words among republicans and how it impacts you. >> pilot error. federal investigators relee this morning on "world news now," the political battle the all-important budget vote on capitol hill. the war of words among republicans and how it impacts you. >> pilot error. federal investigators release video of a jumbo jet crash in san francisco. firefighters are forced to apologize. the jaw-dropping revelations. get me out. the cries from a claustrophobic woman locked in a bathroom at work. her frightening ordeal, drastic actions and search for an explanation. hijacked forecast. anchorman star steve carell's stunt on a real newscast. the laughs at the weather map. coming up in the "the skinny" on this december 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. steve carell is so funny. >> he is. >> looking forward to that.
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>> begin with politics. fighting words from republicans john boehner. lawmakers in the house could vote as early as today to get a new budget. >> it's being supported by republicans and democrats and boehner is blasting those who oppose it. here's abc's jeff zeleny. >> reporter: boehner's message to the tea party, enough is enough. he and other house leaders effectively declaring war on the tea party groups driving the gop the last two years. >> they are using our members and they are using the american people for their own goals. this is ridiculous. listen, if you are for more deficit reduction, you are for this agreement. >> reporter: it was anger like we've rarely heard. not only a tough stand by the republican establishment on the first bipartisan budget deal in two years, but also a sign of lessons learned from the government shutdown. >> you work for us! >> we have find way to make this divide government work. if we can find a step in the
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right direction we will take that step. >> reporter: not all republicans agree. we caught up with senator marco rubio who thinks that boehner is wrong. >> small steps are no longer enough. it has to have solutions associated with it and the bhuj get budget doesn't have enough. >> it's a defining moment for republicans, at least on this fight. many republicans say they agree with senator rubio and plan to oppose the measure. so republican leaders need to get democratic votes to pass this deal. the first votes come thursday in the house and next week in the senate. jeff zeleny, abc news, capitol hill. >> we're not the only ones working this morning. the senate has been pulling an all-nighter to deal with 11 of president obama's nominees. most are noncontroversial but republicans are delaying votes refusing to allow colleague leagues to take a break in a protest over rules changes. we're told senate aides are bringing in snacks and mouthwash. much earlier in the day on
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capitol hill health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was answering questions about the health care website. she told lawmakers in the house that the trend is turning positive as far as the enrollment numbers, but she's also ordered an investigation in to what went wrong with the site in the first place. couple of stories from overseas. begin in the form joer soviet republic of george ga. some lawmakers there getting carried away there. a brawl started with thrown paper following a man throwing a kick at another and everyone gets in on the act. the fight was prompted by one lawmaker. called on parliament to support anti-government protests in ukraine. >> we happen to see these a lot overseas. i feel like it is a matter of time. >> only time our congress shines. this day and age. at least we don't do fist fights yet. >> it's a lot of words, though. i feel like it is a matter of time before this trend hits america. >> notice that is all male -- no there is a woman in there. >> oh, no.
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>> i hope she's sitting that one out. i wonder if she is a member. >> right. moving to south africa this morning thousands of mourners from all corners of the world are paying their respects to nelson mandela. today is day two of his lying in state at the union building, the site he was sworn in as the country's first black president nearly 20 years ago. he will be buried in his childhood village of qunu. putting an unfortunate blemish on nelson mandela's memorial, news that archbishop desmond tutu's home was robbed while he attended the memorial on tuesday. no arrests have been made and no details released. police say it is the third time in recent years the thieves have targeted him. nasa is considering an emergency space walk to repair a problem on the space station. an external cooling loop shut down yesterday. it is designed to keep the equipment inside and outside of of the station cool. the crew is not in danger. they haven't done a space walk since earlier this year. the pilot of the asiana flight that crashed last july
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was worried about landing safely, but didn't share the information with other crew members out of embarrassment. it is one of the findings highlighted in the ntsb hearing on the crash. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: new video shows the moment that asiana flight 214 crashed in to the runway at san francisco international airport and spun out of control. leaving three people dead and more than 200 injured. the airport's automatic landing aids were out of service that day. >> if you raise your right hand. >> and at this hearing in washington, d.c., it was revealed that the pilots depended on computer controls. >> we do have an issue in aviation that needs to be dealt with respect to automation and performance. >> reporter: the pilot at the controls was training on the boeing 777. the cockpit voice recorder shows that lee turned off the computerized throttle controls during landing. seconds later, an audible warning indicated the plane was flying too slow. the captain ordered the junior
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pilot to go around and abort the landing, but it was too late. >> bang. the impact was so strong. >> reporter: representatives for asiana testified that their pilots were well trained. >> captain lee is a very well experienced pilot. >> reporter: after the crash, lee also told investigators it was very stressful, very difficult to perform a visual approach with a heavy airplane. >> we didn't have pilots in that cockpit. we had systems operators. the asiana accident is a huge watershed and wakeup call. we have to stop over relying on automation. >> the ntsb said the hearing was not called to place blame and no mechanical problems have been discovered on the plane. john and diana. >> thank you. something else that is just as disturbing as the things you heard brandi tell us, one of the girls killed in the situation didn't die with the impact of the plane but she was running out of the plane. we don't know where she was
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going, probably to get help and hit by two emergency vehicles headed to the scene. >> so tragic. yes, terrible. the autopsy report showed that, one of the firefighters visually inspected and made the determination she is gone. apparently she wasn't. >> she was still alive. for quite sometime after she was hit. >> in terms of what they do, i don't know what the answer is and the federal investigator will get to this but you have to require the pilots to land the plane on their own one out of every three times where they stay sharp because times you have to do it. >> how do we get to the point where we are having accidents because the guys were depending too much on automation. if you are a pilot you should be able to pilot a plane no matter how heavy it is. >> we should shut down the teleprompters so we get good at looking up and down like the old days. >> same deal. >> maybe not. >> but staying sharp. >> that's what it is. moving on to the absolutely frightening ordeal of a washington, d.c. office worker. karen perrin was working late alone last friday night and left her phone at her desk.
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when she went to the bathroom before going home. when she went to leave the door was jammed shut. she pushed 200 toilet papers under the door in hopes that someone would see it in the surveillance video and eventually she used a rod and door handle to chisel the through the wall so she could reach the outside door lever. >> my wrists, my hands, i know i have contusions on my hands from using the door handle to chisel the wall. >> she was in there eight hours and maybe the worst part is she is claustrophobic. when she finally got out, she called home and her husband and daughter came to pick her up. >> pretty amazing effort she put in. >> she literally clawed herself out of there. >> yeah, literally. >> oh, my goodness. >> claustrophobia. >> yikes. here's a look at the nation's weather. vast majority of the nation will catch a break today with a clear day. some lake effect snow will fall around syracuse and buffalo.
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rain showers in -- and snow in the cascades. >> temperatures in the nation are moderating but it will be markedly colder in the southeast. we have hot spots as usual. miami 79, honolulu 81. i think winter is like the season to hate miami. it's really it is all it's about. >> i know what you are talking about. it is holiday and christmastime and if you like it means it is festivus time. >> remember that from "seinfeld." mark the festivus season. one guy in florida erected the festivus pole in the state capital building. it is a tower of pabst blue ribbons cans nailed to wood. >> the guy that put it up said it is in protest of the nativity scene. if you are not in on the festivus joke, it was created in an episode of seinfeld as a secular alternative to
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commercialism of christmas. there you have it. >> the festivus pole. i like it less now that the guy is so against the nativity scene. >> i know. >> did he put it right next to the nativity scene. >> the "seinfeld" episode was funny. >> little unnecessary. the hottest video of the year on you tube. you are in for laughs. >> and images of a supermodel breast-feeding and the multitasking. the criticism she is facing has nursing mothers stirring up debate. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. orld news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: "world n now" weather brou you >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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♪ freeze frame ♪ freeze frame ♪ freeze frame >> gisele bündchen is the target of tough talk after a picture that shows the supermodel getting glammed up while breast-feeding. the photo is sparking outrage with some. here's paula faris with the heated debate. >> reporter: she's the highest-paid model in the world and quite possibly the most polarizing. gisele bundchen, model, mother and wife of tom brady had moms buzzing when she posted this photo on instagram, nursing her young daughter while her team tends to her nails, hair and makeup. she writes what would i do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours of flying and three hour of sleep? >> breast-feeding is a personal thing, personal choice and should be private and for her to put this on instagram is outrageous and obnoxious.
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>> reporter: some moms prefer she keep her opinions to herself. one writing, yes, because all of us moms have a team of people like this and can brag about it. seriously. another liking the message saying looks like the most regular thing in the world. sweet. >> i think it is a positive message. she can be a good role model for a lot of moms that are, you know, going back to work and are struggling in this country to be able to continue to breast-feed. >> reporter: bündchen again becoming a lightning rod for controversy on breast-feeding. one saying i think there should be a worldwide law in my opinion that mothers should breast-feed their babies for six months. on eating during pregnancy i a think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn in to garbage disposals. i was mindful of what i ate and i gained only 30 pounds. and on home births, it wasn't painful, not even a little bit. not even a little bit. the second day i was walking,
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i was washing dishes and making pancakes. but this time she appears not to be just a model but a role model for all nursing mothers. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> quick reaction. while i show another picture. what do you think, diana? >> she's perfect. clearly. she is perfect. >> are you outraged? >> no. >> it's not the most tasteful picture. >> she's an easy target. >> that's true, too. >> check it out. >> i feel you girl she wrote along with her photo and a mimicking photo. fake baby, soy milk, shameless. there you go. she put herself out there. >> here's the thing, it is easy for me to hate on gisele because she is famous and beautiful and perfect and in a lot of ways but i can't hate on her if i'm not going to hate on the mom who poses having a baby two days later that has the perfect six pack. >> i'm with ya. >> little discretion. i'm not outraged. i think really. >> i think the obnoxious part is not that she is showing off her body.
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she does that every time she walks a catwalk but the fact i have all of this help and moms at home are like oh, come on. "the skinny" is coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome in to "the skinny,"
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everybody. it is year enders for just about everybody, including you tube and they have a year ender that is you tube rewind 2013 and it's basically all of the videos that have trended and the ones that really did well. i don't know if you happen to remember this. the late-night show host did well on this list. this is jimmy kimmel with this girl, who according to him had done the worst twerk ever. here's the video. she is twerking her little butt there and everything goes terribly wrong. somebody comes in while she's in the middle of the twerk. hopefully we will get to it. you may remember her pants light on fire in the middle of the twerk. it was a prank by jimmy kimmel but the amount of viewers on you tube was so enormous it landed on the list. here he comes. it looks terrible, who able. i was a big old prank. there you have it. coming in at number eight in the top you tube comedy videos of the year was the terrible but
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not so terrible clip that said i told my kids i ate all of your halloween candy. >> that's a good one. i love that one. yes. >> here's one that we both saw and kind of loved. >> i hate you! >> i was just kidding. >> well, that's not very kind. >> last night, we ate every bit of your halloween candy. >> no! >> oh, that's not very kind. >> that's the best line ever well, that's not very kind. >> this one i remember particularly well. jimmy fallon finished in the final spot on the comedy video top ten list for his hashtag skit with justin timberlake but the top five is what everyone remembers. the evolution of mom dancing which featured a hip bumping performance by the first lady michelle obama.
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she did the entire thing. she does the whole thing. she is better than jimmy. jimmy can barely keep it together. and jimmy breaks stride. she is doing should have put a ring on it by beyonce. >> wish that barack was next to her. see if he could hold his own. >> hilarity. steve carell is out there working it too. he is on the other side of the pond in britain and hijacked their itv daybreak show during the weather forecast. laura tobin is the weather reporter. let's see what he does. >> you are all over the place. >> is it my posture? >> what is that? >> a warning for fog. triangle. >> all right. be careful of the fog. >> all right. there you go. he basically kept saying there's too much fog. what is fog? funny stuff. >> a breath of fresh air we don't have will ferrell up there, finally some other member of the cast. >> i like brick in "anchorman," too. he killed a man. hit him with a trident.
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♪ an american soldier ♪ an american soldier an american beside my brothers and my sisters ♪ ♪ i'll proudly take a stand >> as we prepare to gather with family and friends for the celebration of the season we want to share with you a well-deserved reunion. >> more than 100 soldiers home for the holidays. they stepped foot on american soil and in to the arms of loved one. that it is why it is our "favorite story of the day." are the story from indianapolis. >> reporter: the people gathered in this high school gym have sacrificed beyond what is asked
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of most people. for nearly a year, their sons and daughters, husbands and wives have been in afghanistan. one of the most dangerous places on earth. >> my son is coming back home. i'm so happy to see him. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: these are the th nat company >> you worry every day. i don't know. >> woo! >> reporter: no one complained when the 1438th marched in the high school gym nearly an hour behind schedule. they had waited this long for this moment. and what a moment. [ cheers and applause ] >> how's it feel to be home? >> good. good. best feeling in the world. >> reporter: home from america's longest war, 12 years in afghanistan and with such a high
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cost. nearly 2300 u.s. casualties and over $700 billion spent. soldiers lucky enough to come home to grateful families. >> this is my son mason. been a long time since you have seen mason. >> almost a year. yeah, it's been a while. >> reporter: children reunited with their mother. a father with his son. this sort of deep embraces the uncertainties of war create. the 1438th is home, and for that we should all be glad. >> love that last shot. steve crockett reporting there. >> when are they going to be home for good. >> soon. >> i want to see one last one. >> such great sacrifices. >> yeah. that's just great images. don't miss our updates at facebook at wnnfans.com. we'll have more news coming up. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. er: this is abc's
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good morning. i'm diana perez. good morning. i' good morning. i'm diana perez. >> and i'm john muller. here's some of the top headlines we are following on wednesday within. police in pennsylvania investigating the hazing death of a new york city college freshman who died of massive brain injuries during an apparent fraternity hazing ritual. we will have details in just a moment. in a rare move, house speaker john boehner is blasting the tea party and other groups l itoba party and other groups approvedas s pope francis is "time's" person of the year. time editor said the church's new leader changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in such a short time. a man has erected a so-called festivus pole. he said it is a protest against the nativity scene. festivus is the made up holiday that gained fame in the seinfeld episode.
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those are some of our stories on this thursday, december 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. all right. good morning, everybody. it is thursday. it is "throwback thursday," by the way. >> it is "throwback thursday" and we have special sweet treats for this "throwback thursday". >> i know you like to tease. stick around. it's good. let's get started with this. we do begin this half hour with an investigation in the pocono mountains into the apparent hazing death of a new york city college student. >> chen dang, a freshman at the baruch college was pledging a fraternity with three other students when things took a deadly turn. >> reporter: friends say 19-year-old chen dang, a freshman at baruch college had high hopes of becoming a member of the fraternity. last weekend, dang was
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participating in an unsanctioned from t fraternity event in the poconos when he was injured and died. >> there should never be a case of this happening with all of the things of people dieing this shouldn't happen anymore. >> reporter: 30 members of the fraternity and four pledges stayed at the rented home. early sunday morning there was a fraternity ritual in this backyard that involved verbal insults and eventually painful, physical abuse. dang collapsed and fraternity members rushed him to the hospital. doctors say he suffered traumatic brain injuries and after placed on life support dang died the next day. >> i haven't heard of any hazing incident. at any fraternity or sorority on this campus. we're pretty good about that. that's why i'm surprised. >> reporter: students heard about his death but wouldn't talk about it. the college has a zero tolerance party regarding hazing. and all fraternities and sororities are required to take anti-hazing classes.
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the college had this to say about dang's death. michael's death is a deeply painful reminder that no individual should ever be put in to a position where with his or her personal safety is in jeopardy. our deepest sympathies go out to michael's family an his friends. both at baruch and at home. >> no criminal charges have been filed. police and campus administrators are just now beginning their own investigation. san francisco bay area popular youth golf coach has been charged with child molestation. the 31-year-old andrew michael nisbet worked at the golf course for seven years. he's trained students in four other states. he's accused of sexually assaulting several boys between the ages of 12 and 17. police say the abuse took place in the golf course parking lot, his home and out of town trips. george zimmerman off the hook after arrested for assault and battery charges. prosecutors in florida decided to drop the case against zimmerman after his girlfriend chose not to cooperate. samantha scheib told police zimmerman pointed a shotgun at
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her face, smashed her table and pushed her out of her house. she has since recanted and says she wants him back. a scary incident at a popular ski resort in new hampshire. officials say a woman and girl fell 40 feet from a ski lift. they suffered serious injuries and had to be taken to the hospital. the general manager at the resort said he believes it wasn't a mechanical malfunction but rather what workers call a misload were the two were put in the chair lift. nasa is trying to decide whether an emergency space walk is the best way to repair a piece of equipment that's not working on the space station. with the latest on the fix-it challenge, here's our houston station. >> reporter: after 15 years in orbit with square footage the size of a five bedroom home maintenance issues will come up at the international space station. the pump module on one of the space station's two external cooling loops shut down when it reached preset temperature limits. they are designed to keep internal and external equipment cool. nasa says the crew and station
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itself are not in danger and it's a problem they have dealt with before but their work is cut out for them. as some non-critical systems have been powered down. >> any problem in space is a critical problem. i wouldn't say it is expected but planned for. that's why they have spares. that's why they monitor everything. >> reporter: if it is hardware problem, a space walk could be in the plan and u.s. astronauts would have the best training to make the repair but the first space walk since nasa commanders aborted one this past summer. an italian astronaut could have drowned during routine maintenance when water got in his helmet. engineers are yet to determine the source of the problem in his suit. we expect to hear from mission management thursday morning. at johnson space center, abc news. >> one of the women at the space center described it like a car's radiator that keeps the car cool. when the radiator is clogged and the engine overheats it is almost the same principle.
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the space station uses ammonia to keep the system cool and without one of the pumps pushing the ammonia through the cooling fails. >> therefore, they have to make a big decision how to keep the people there as safe as possible. moving on, new details in the crash of the asiana jet at the san francisco airport last july. the pilot told investigators he was worried about landing at the airport but too embarrassed to tell other crew members. it was revealed that the ntsb hearing that the victim who survived the crash later died. she was run over by not one but two emergency vehicles just minutes apart. breaking news from hawaii where the state health director has apparently been killed in a plane crash. the small plane had taken off from molokai en route to honolulu when it crashed. the health director who was killed, loretta fuddy, was in the spotlight when she released president obama's birth certificate in 2011. the pilot and seven other passengers survived the crash.
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three people were pulled from the water by the coast guard rescue helicopter. as the eastern part of the country copes with an arctic chill lake effect snow is falling on buffalo in new york. national weather service says the area has been slammed with up to 30 inches from the lake effect storm. plunging temperatures are next. here's abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: subfreezing and even sub zero. the arctic chill digging deep from the great lakes to the northeast. temperatures up to 20 below average. and frozen in fargo. just one of so many places that have seen single-digit high temperatures or below for a full week. minnesota has been one of the coldest spots in america. in aberdeen, south dakota has been a long stretch of indoor recess. it has been over a week since we have been outside and with kindergartens that's crazy. >> reporter: while the cold will certainly stick in the great lakes and the northeast we are watching another storm. this one will rocket across the country. looks like friday night in to
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saturday is when it starts to hit the great lakes, chicago, cleveland stays all snow and the rain/snow line very important saturday in to sunday. we will watch the northeast and fine tune the forecast as it comes along but it could be a very sloppy weekend. ginger zee, abc news, new york. here's a look at the nation's weather for today. a day away from the storm that ginger just described. most of the nation is catching a break with clear skies. rain showers will fall. over south florida and the extreme southwest and in washington and oregon with snow in the cascades. >> temperature across the nation moderating but colder in the southeast with hot spots miami 79 and honolulu 81. during the holiday season you know you are going to see a lot of stories about the lighting of big christmas trees and dancing cops in rhode island. that's one that comes to mind, as well. >> and of course the gold coins dropped in the salvation army kettles. this happened in owensboro, kentucky the 2004 liberty gold coin is said to be worth more than $1200. >> that was donated at a kroger. it was wrapped in a $10 bill and
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the note said the gift was made in memory of an owensboro women who died two years ago. >> little above average here. apparently the average donation in to a kettle is either 1 or $5. >> it is not change so much anymore. it's the bill. >> still the bill. >> time has moved on. coming up, it is gingerbread house day. we are celebrating on "throwback thursday". the guy who got busted faking his way with sign language at nelson mandela's memorial. what was he trying to say? >> and later have you put up your christmas tree? meet a guy in indiana who has 86 of them. you are watching "world news now." ♪ "world news now" brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. insurance. "world news now" brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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♪ all over the world, millions tuned in to nelson mandela's memorial in south africa on tuesday morning. along with a moving tribute, they have seen one of the most high-profile imposters in recent memory. >> the sign language interpreter was saying absolutely nothing. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: with the world watching, paying tribute to nelson mandela, look at this man. right next to the master of ceremonies. mandela's grandchildren, even president obama. supposedly translating the nearly five-hour ceremony for the deaf. but many say his signs meant nothing at all. the deaf taking their outrage on-line. one tweeting, what is he signing? he knows the deaf cannot vocally boo him off. shame on him. we turned to a sign language expert in south africa speaking to us through an interpreter.
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>> when did you first notice there might be a problem here? >> he was just moving his hands. there was no meaning in his signs. he was in his own world. i wasn't language at all. >> madiba -- >> he says he only knew what was going on by watching this woman, an interpreter on south african television, just watch. they don't seem to be on the same page. >> no structure, no facial expression which is an important part of south african signing. >> reporter: the interpreter couldn't even sign key names like mandela. what is the sign for mandela? >> this is a sign for mandela because of the fact that he used to comb his hair in a side part. >> reporter: so who is this man and should he have been up on the stage? it's not his first time in the spotlight. here he is next to president zuma last year and the deaf federation of south africa has complained about him before. the government says it's investigating. gio benitez, abc news, new york.
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>> that's remarkable. >> my only question is how does a man like that get through. who's vetting these people? >> there were complaints about him before from deaf people in south africa. so how did he get through again? >> the problem was somebody talked about this problem while he was up there signing. somebody was tweeting saying he is making no sense. get him off the stage. he is not saying anything. there was no one paying enough attention to him. >> it is gibberish. >> it is like if you and i went up and did our thing up on stage. i have a feeling this is not going to end here. in the this last couple of times he's done this has been something that only happened in south africa and there's nothing we can do about it. the world was watching. i think -- there is no more paydays for this guy. might have worn out his welcome. >> might have to go back to his day job. >> which is what? >> clearly not signing.
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>> why doesn't he go to school and learn sign language? >> then you can get paid for what you are not doing. >> too bad it happened on such a day like that one. >> it is a shame. coming up. it is "throwback thursday" and we will look at one of the staples of the holiday season. >> it is gingerbread house day. we are celebrating the iconic edible domicile. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ it's a marshmallow world in
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the winter ♪ when the snow covers the ground ♪ welcome to "throwback thursday". we are paying homage to the gingerbread house. >> it is gingerbread house day. that's why we have these sad looking gingerbread houses in front of us. we are going to decorate throughout this or try to decorate throughout all of our, whatever we are talking about here and see what we come up with. gingerbread houses have a long history. shaped in to tree ornaments since the victorian area. >> as far as the gingerbread house they became popular in germany after the brothers grimm published their fairy tale collection including "hansel and gretel" the two kids were awarded to a home built of candy and it belonged to a cannibal witch. >> gingerbread houses can be fun. >> what's in gingerbread? >> i don't have.
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>> ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardimum, i don't know what that is. >> legend has it it was brought to europe in the year 992 by a monk who used to treat upset stomachs. >> ginger upset stomachs. queen elizabeth made it in to something special. believed to be responsible for the first gingerbread man by having them made to resemble dignitaries that were guests. >> from the gingerbread man something bigger and better were created. >> the gingerbread house. >> check out this year's gingerbread house at the white house. this is awesome. it is 300 pound replica of the white house with first dogs bo and sunny on the outside. a functioning replica of the north lawn fountain. by the way, the whole thing is edible. you are good at multitasking. i can't do this and talk at the same time. how do you do it? >> disney doesn't do anything small and that is true of gingerbread houses as well. >> what i am noticing is mine
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are reads are shorter than yours. >> the chefs used 1,000 pounds of honey, 140 pint of egg whites. 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 700 pounds of chocolate. 800 pounds of flour. 35 pounds of spices. >> notice you are still eating. >> i think ours is as handsome as that house. >> i agree. >> you are looking all right. not bad. >> thank you. >> this is the largest gingerbread house ever, ever, ever. this is in texas. of course. they do everything big in texas. >> the folks in guinness book of world records certified this one. more than 39,000 cubic square feet. if they could have that to me in manhattan i could live in it. >> you can walk inside the gingerbread house. try to keep from eating your way through it. entrance fees go to raise money for a fund for a program at a local hospital. i'm sorry.
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i'm so in to my -- >> multitasking is catching up to you. >> gingerbread houses come in all shapes and sizes. >> check out these. my goodness. for the royal among us, or those with more elegant tastes there's your standard castle of course. >> and those with less elegant taste a replica of the famous scene in a christmas story where fleck gets his tongue stuck on a pole. >> as if gingerbread on the outside isn't enough, there is a gingerbread bakery that serves sweets on the inside. >> and how about writing the sweetest novel in the world on this gingerbread typewriter. time for us to make our things. that's all things gingerbread. diana, what are you doing over there? >> i'm decorating my gingerbread. >> i think i have time for a tootsie roll. you win. here's the chimney. >> check it out, guys. i win. >> she wins, big time. >> we'll be right back. right back.
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powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> a lot of people can go over the top when it comes to decorating for the holidays. the next guy -- well, we'll let you be the judge. >> the plethora of pines from greenwood, indiana. >> reporter: it's a house, a home, a holiday home. ♪
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where trees and lights and ornaments roam. >> it's an obsession. >> reporter: they have red trees, blue trees, green trees and themed trees that all heat the house to 85 degrees. >> don't heat it at all the whole month. >> 1400 square feet, decor ground to ceiling. even the bathroom is private but with a holiday feeling. the display grows more every year. more santas and frosties, a maze of bright cheer. >> eight more trees this year than last year. a lot of different lights from different states that you can't find around here. >> reporter: the setup, it takes all of four weeks and the public is welcome to take a peek. no cost, just a request to fill up this box. a donation to riley which should mean a lot. >> don't charge for it. don't expect anything for it. we take donations for riley but
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we just do it to see all of the smiles and happy faces. ♪ >> maybe you have something like that or maybe you have something better? >> we want you to share it with us. we'd love to see pictures of your holiday decoration, inside or outside. doesn't matter. all we ask is that you just keep it clean. send it to e-mail at wnnfans.com and we will show off the best ones on the air. what do you think? >> personally i put out my lights and christmas tree. i love it i. i get in it to but i get a kick out of driving past a house that is over the top. it makes me smile. >> that's you working in the middle of the summer. >> i refuse to do the ladder. i do anything i reach. >> you climb up the chimney for this one. >> i like the over-the-top houses. it's not for me. i wouldn't want to live next to the over-the-top house but i enjoy it when i pass it how about you. >> if i can put the tree in the basement and not have to do a lot. i'll take it. >> take the easy way out? >> yes.
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this morning on "world news now," anxious astronauts. this morning on "world news now," anxious astronauts. the malfunction aboard the international space station. the latest from nasa and why a space walk may be next. safety first. the government's major crackdown on antibiotics in our meat. new questions, does it go far enough? >> i'm concerned there's going to be no change. they could continue to misuse antibiotics as they have been. >> the debate over antibiotics meat and millions of americans catching drug-resistant infections. the closet of the future available now. the latest fashions and cosmetics appearing almost like magic. >> started to make shopping easier and remove barriers for shopping on-line or even in the store. >> it could change the way we shop. it is thursday, december 12th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good thursday morning, everybody. i could take a magical closet. >> it would be nice and make life easy. it never fits right. >> i don't know if wearing it virtually will do it. >> if they could make it work right. i'd like it. >> you want to know the way it feels. >> exactly right. the way it hangs, yes. >> we will get to it. >> we will get to that but first the problem aboard the international space station that may require extreme steps to repair. >> listen to this. nasa says the six astronauts are not in any danger but they must decide how to repair the damage. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: nasa is considering an emergency space walk to fix part of a critical cooling system on the international space station that may be failing. severe temperature fluctuations in something called a heat exchanger.
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think of it like a radiator on your car are indicating there's a problem. engineers don't know if it is a software or a hardware problem. but the only way to fix it may be a space walk like the one we saw in the movie "gravity" to diagnose it. mission control has already shut down three sections of the space station. if the problem can't be fixed and a second cooling system fails the worse-case scenario nasa would consider evacuating the station completely. right now there are six crew members on the station from the u.s., japan and russia. the most recent occupants arrived in november and were scheduled to stay until march of next year. engineers are working to make sure they don't have to come home early. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. breaking news overnight from hawaii. one person has died in the crash of a small plane off of the island of molokai. our affiliate in honolulu says it was the director of the hawaii health department,
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loretta fuddy. it was owned by makai kai air. the pilot and seven other passengers survived. three people were pulled from the water by a coast guard helicopter. new details about the cause of the asiana crash in san francisco last july. video released by the ntsb at a hearing yesterday shows the moment the flight crashed. 214 was the flight number. it went to the runway and spun out of control. investigators say the pilots were confused and relied too much on automation and revealed the passenger who survived be but died after run over by a fire truck was hit not just once but twice. >> while we definitely regret the additional insult to the deceased and i can attest as professional rescuers every life to us is critical. >> reporter: firefighter on the scene says she did a three-second visual assessment of the victim and determined she was dead but an autopsy later revealed the 16-year-old girl was still alive when she was crushed. a case of hyper vigilance is what triggered a campus lockdown
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at american university in washington, d.c. it started with a call from a student who spot ed a man wearing a gun holster on the university's shuttle bus. the man was an off-duty police officer. police say no weapon was displayed or threats made. no one was injured and no crime committed. police in pennsylvania are investigating whether a crime was committed in the apparent fraternity hazing death of a new york city college student. 19-year-old chen michael dang, a freshman at baruch college was pledging with three other students at a house in the poconos when he was rushed to the hospital where he later died of massive brain injuries. this district attorney is reportedly quoted as saying dang got tackled too many times. raging fire ripped through a wisconsin town badly damaging three buildings and bringing a downtown area to a stand still. they had to evacuate 20 tenants and battle the flames in sub zero cold. no one was injured but it could be days before nearby stores that lost power are able to reopen. frightening moments in houston after a car careens in
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to a gas station and set two pumps on fire. a driver lost control of her jeep, slammed into a van that knocked into a gas pump and sets it ablaze. then another vehicle hit another pump that erupted into a fireball. some good samaritan didn't hesitate and pulled the woman from her car despite the ten-foot flames. >> i thought it was going to explode. the fire was everywhere. >> i remember praying to god, make sure the car didn't blow up. >> the men said they are not heros but did what they thought was right. another rescue in houston. utility pole crashed on a women's windshield as she was driving by. worse a live wire inches from her seat trapped her inside of her car. a neighbor was able to keep her calm from a distance until the electric company could cut the power. neighbors say they had repeatedly complained about the leaning utility pole. health headlines, thousand of children who attend preschool or day care in new york city will have to get the flu shot.
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the board of health voted on a mandatory vaccine for children under six. parents who have children with autism are threatening to sue. they claim the shots provide little protection and can cause some severe reactions. >> the government is taking steps to limit the use of antibiotics in animals processed for their meat. fda officials said the move is designed to eliminate antibiotic resistant diseases in humans that kill millions of americans every year. >> reporter: food and drug administration aiming to keep people healthy by limiting the use of antibiotics in livestock. the fda announcing guidelines the government hopes will eventually stop farmers from using antibiotics as a way to keep cattle, pigs and poultry grow faster. >> when you put an animal on an antibiotic it kills off the germs and leaves behind resistant germs. say you buy a chicken. it may be contaminated with salmonella or other disease-causing organisms that
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are resistant to antibiotics. so if you get sick, you can no longer use that antibiotic to treat those infections. >> reporter: under the guidelines, pharmaceutical companies are asked to change the labelling of antibiotics to remove anything that says they can be used to promote growth in animals. that change would make it illegal to use the drug for anything other than treating sick animals. a use that would then have to be overseen by a veterinarian. while the guidelines have the support of some of the major drug companies and the animal health institute, others feel it falls short because this isn't a new regulation. it is a voluntary guideline. >> i'm very concerned there in fact will be no change. they could continue to misuse antibiotic as they have been. >> others say without the regular use of antibiotics animals would have to be kept in more hygienic conditions and would have to be regulated and could raise the price of meat for consumers. >> more than 23,000 people a
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year die in this country from drug resistance. strains. >> marci was talking about regulation. this is not a requirement, just a simple request. two pharmaceutical companies have agreed to the request and we hope more will follow. >> a step in the right direction. these animals so many are getting antibiotics as preventative. they are not sick. i think the consciousness is getting to the point that the time is numbered for this kind of thing. >> especially since it is pumped in to us and our children. >> scary, right? moving to a mother's victory and her battle to keep chickens in the backyard. ashley hart was fighting the city over a year arguing her autistic son should be able to keep the chicken. the city has passed a resolution allowing the chickens to stay. >> he doesn't speak totally clear, but he is talking. he is carrying on. he can call me mommy.
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he's communicating. so, we like to think that the chickens have done a great help in addition to everything else that we have done. >> reporter: the city council will vote on the resolution allows the chickens to stick around. at this point other families keeping chickens will have to get rid of them by the year's end. an update on the 6-year-old colorado boy suspended from school for giving a classmate an unwanted kiss. hunter was accused of sexual harassment and given a two-day suspension. now the school district has changed the offense listed on his record from sexual harassment to misconduct and yet he has returned to school. >> sanity prevails. a school in louisiana forming a human snowman. it was a cute holiday-type story. now another one from louisiana. not so cute. check out the holiday light display that one woman put up. we had to blur it out because it is the middle finger.
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>> number one right there. the woman behind it put the same finger up last year. police told her to take it down. the judge backed her up and she is planning to put up more. she apparently first amendment protects it. >> she is just telling the people in her neighborhood where the highway is. she's pointing them in the right direction. over there. >> who would do that? no matter how much you hate your neighbor. >> who would take it all the way to court? apparently she said it got to the point where she couldn't handle it anymore and instead of becoming violent she decided to employ her first amendment rights. >> should have saved the lawyer's fees and gotten therapy. >> might have been a better idea. what one hotel in california did with 1600 pounds of icing and two tons of candy. and one man and one woman say the same things on a job interview. who's more likely to get hired. this is an eye-opening experiment. you are watching "world news now." ♪ this is a woman's world
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♪ ♪ the day after a woman was promoted to the top job at general motors there is an eye opening new study. >> it reveals stark differences how of how men and women many the work place are perceived. >> reporter: he's the boss. she's the bossy. the negative way women are perceived at the office for a new ad for pantene that has gone viral. ♪ >> reporter: it's hit a nerve. so we set out to find the truth. are women who act exactly the same as men seen differently. listen to this woman. how do you feel about her as a job candidate? >> i know windows like the back of my hand. >> i know the windows like the back of my hand no problem. >> the candidates are actors in a yale university hiring experiment.
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the resumes identical. the interviews identical. >> i'm extremely good at sizing up people and delegating responsibility accordingly. >> reporter: the difference difference gender but when it came to the job. >> the male applicant had better soft skills. >> the woman was arrogant and overselling. >> in hundreds of job evaluations, the female job seekers came off more aggressive, less likely to be hired. >> isn't it is a catch 22. you are supposed to be strong to get the job and you are saying if you are too strong you won't get it. >> you need to behave in a dominant way to advance in the work place but you are seen negatively because that's not how we expect women to behave. >> if you think it is male bias. it is. both men and women doing the hiring made the same call. >> a level of arrogance that might be okay to be a manager and then a step above and i thought she was slightly above that. >> let's talk. >> reporter: when we revealed our study results.
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>> i was surprised by my reaction. >> reporter: what's that say about us? >> we have a long way to go. >> reporter: a science experiment with real-life lessons about who gets the job, who gets passed over and why. cecilia vega, abc news, new haven, connecticut. >> interesting that women are just as guilty of making the wrong judgments as men are. making the wrong judgments about the women. >> you are so quick to judge, too. first of all, they aren't actually hiring. it is like your initial first impression of the person. did she roll her eyes? did he kind of do something with his hands. >> i was watching the video and i liked the woman candidate better. i thought the guy seemed cocky. >> and the opposite happened to me. i immediately thought what is with her rolling the eyes. it is engrained and unfortunately so because i'm holding us back. let's hire all of the women out there. >> what she said. save a little room for us, huh? a dressing room dream.
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>> how technology is helping women and men dread one of the most dreaded experiences of shopping. in our next half hour, the selfie that is earth the epitome of self-dressing or bad taste depending who you ask. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ the bigger the better when it comes to closets. >> space to organize, and change. what if technology could replace the need all for trying on the future is now. abc has more. >> reporter: for so many women, the clueless closet was a fantasy come to life with alicia silverstone as cher and her
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amazing before its time virtual closet. now nearly two decades later, life is imitating art. it's called swivel, the first virtual try-on system that lets you see how clothes and accessories look in realtime without hitting the dreaded dressing room. >> we started to make shopping easier for women, to remove barriers from shopping on-line or even at the store. >> reporter: it is the brain child of linda smith, the ceo of face space who got her inspiration from none other than "the jetsons." >> turn on the dress selector. >> the future of shopping is here and you are able to in realtime see what they would look like. >> let's go with hottest trends. >> reporter: playing in this virtual closet is nothing short of magical. different styles, looks, accessories all without leaving one spot. >> this brings the mall or your favorite store or favorite brands products all together in one little space for you. >> reporter: the way it works,
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any store puts a whole database of clothing and accessories in to the system, enabling the customer to try them on using swivel. it is not only limited to clothing and accessories. they also do makeup. let's go with this gray color. like what i see. i can make it a bit darker or lighter if i like. i will go bit darker. blush bronzer, i need a pink on my cheeks. there we go. facial feature recognition system tells where your features are and can apply makeup. a great finishing touch i'm digging this red dress. abc news, new york. >> diana, what do you think? >> i -- well, i like to touch and feel and be in stores. you get that feeling, but the virtual thing, i like to feel the way it fits on my hips and stomach. i want to feel it on me. >> i know exactly what you mean. they have this for rooms and things. it might actually be better. you can see what color paint you want on the walls and change
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colors. that might be better than the clothing. >> yeah. you don't know by looking at it virtually. >> i know what you mean. absolutely positively. >> we'll be right back. >> i know what you mean. absolutely positively. >> we'll be right back. [ toys chattering ] it's filled with new duracell quantum batteries. [ toy meows ] [ dog whines ] [ toy meows ] these red batteries are so powerful... that this year they'll power all the hasbro toys donated to toys for tots. want to help power some smiles? duracell. trusted everywhere.
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time for "the mix." are you in the holiday spirit? >> i am. >> let's do a christmas story. this is not the first gingerbread house we are shown you and won't be the last but might be the coolest. check this out. this is in san francisco at the fairmont hotel. it is an awesome hotel in san francisco if you have ever been there. life-size gingerbread house at the hotel. constructed with 7500 gingerbread bricks, two tons of candy. you can walk through it. it has two floors. >> oh, my. >> it is quite amazing. 23 feet wide. 22 feet high. stuck together with icing. designed with a balcony, arched windows, candy cane columns. a nod to san francisco's
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victorian era architecture and it took the culinary team 600 hours to mix and bake and cool just the gingerbread before assembling the house. >> they have been working on the holiday gingerbread house since january. >> the antidote to it is the candy and icing missing every year and you would think it is the kids but it is always at adult height. so the adults are being naughty and eating the house. how do they reinforce that thing if it has two floors? >> do you have the city code enforcer go and give you a permit? zpl that's really cool. we are in the holiday spirit and what is holidays without a santa sighting. the santa spy cam is a new app and you upload video of your home and what is we'll be right back back through the app is santa, his elves and reindeer arriving or kind of. >> there is one look you can upload and show to your kids. it is supposed to be while they
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are sleeping so they don't it is happening. a couple of elves arrive on top of the boy's bed. he didn't know this happened. you show it to the kids and say santa is coming or has come and this can happen throughout the holiday season and once christmas arrives you can do the big sighting. >> devin is almost ready for this in your house. >> santa spy cam. check it out. this is really cool. professional economists and scientists got together and figured out how many people in the world, how many kids in each home. they did the computations. some will blow your mind. santa will deliver to 1.6 billion children. 5,566 homes per second in order to pull it off. >> he is magical. >> he is magical. he has 30 something hours because of the way the daylight goes. 150 billion calories. 1.5 million miles of wrapping paper. just amazing. and the different time zones and
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this morning on "world news now," the political battle the all-important budget vote on capitol hill. the war of words among republicans and how it impacts you. >> pilot error. federal investigators release video of a jumbo jet crash in san francisco. firefighters are forced to apologize. the jaw-dropping revelations. get me out. the cries from a claustrophobic woman locked in a bathroom at work. her frightening ordeal, drastic actions and search for an explanation. hijacked forecast. anchorman star steve carell's stunt on a real newscast. the laughs at the weather map. coming up in the "the skinny" on this thursday, december 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. steve carell is so funny. >> he is. >> looking forward to that.
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>> begin with politics. fighting words from republicans john boehner. lawmakers in the house could vote as early as today to get a new budget. >> it's being supported by republicans and democrats and boehner is blasting those who oppose it. here's abc's jeff zeleny. >> reporter: boehner's message to the tea party, enough is enough. he and other house leaders effectively declaring war on the conservative activists and tea party groups driving the gop the last two years. >> they are using our members and they are using the american people for their own goals. this is ridiculous. listen, if you are for more deficit reduction, you are for this agreement. >> reporter: it was anger like we've rarely heard. not only a tough stand by the republican establishment on the first bipartisan budget deal in two years, but also a sign of lessons learned from the government shutdown. >> you work for us! >> we have find way to make this
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divided government work. if we can find a step in the right direction we will take that step. >> reporter: not all republicans agree. we caught up with senator marco rubio who thinks that boehner is wrong. >> small steps are no longer enough. it can't just be a compromise for the sake of saying i came to agreement on something, it has to have solutions associated with it and the budget doesn't have enough. >> it's a defining moment for republicans, at least on this fight. many republicans say they agree with senator rubio and plan to oppose the measure. so republican leaders need to get democratic votes to pass this budget deal. the first votes come thursday in the house and next week in the senate. jeff zeleny, abc news, capitol hill. >> we're not the only ones working this morning. the senate has been pulling an all-nighter to deal with 11 of president obama's nominees. most are noncontroversial but republicans are delaying votes refusing to allow colleague to take a break in a protest over rules changes.
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we're told senate aides are bringing in snacks and mouthwash. much earlier in the day on capitol hill health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was answering questions about the health care website. she told lawmakers in the house that the trend is turning positive as far as the enrollment numbers, but she's also ordered an investigation in to what went wrong with the site in the first place. couple of stories from overseas. begin in the former soviet republic of georgia. some lawmakers there getting carried away there. a brawl started with thrown paper following a man throwing a kick at another and everyone gets in on the act. the fight was prompted by one lawmaker. called on parliament to support anti-government protests in ukraine. >> we happen to see these a lot overseas. i feel like it is a matter of time. >> only time our congress shines. this day and age. at least we don't do fist fights yet. >> it's a lot of words, though. i feel like it is a matter of time before this trend hits america. >> notice that is all male -- no there is a woman in there. >> oh, no.
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>> i hope she's sitting that one out. i wonder if she is a member. >> right. moving to south africa this morning thousands of mourners from all corners of the world are paying their respects to nelson mandela. today is day two of his lying in state at the union building, the site he was sworn in as the country's first black president nearly 20 years ago. he will be buried in his childhood village of qunu. putting an unfortunate blemish on nelson mandela's memorial, news that archbishop desmond tutu's home was robbed while he attended the memorial on tuesday. no arrests have been made and no details released. police say it is the third time in recent years the thieves have targeted him. nasa is considering an emergency space walk to repair a problem on the space station. an external cooling loop shut down yesterday. it is designed to keep the equipment inside and outside of of the station cool. the crew is not in danger. they haven't done a space walk since earlier this year. the pilot of the asiana flight that crashed last july was worried about landing safely, but didn't share the
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information with other crew members out of embarrassment. it is one of the findings highlighted in the ntsb hearing on the crash. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: new video shows the moment that asiana flight 214 crashed in to the runway at san francisco international airport and spun out of control. leaving three people dead and more than 200 injured. the airport's automatic landing aids were out of service that day. >> if you raise your right hand. >> and at this hearing in washington, d.c., it was revealed that the pilots depended on computer controls. >> we do have an issue in aviation that needs to be dealt with respect to automation and performance. >> reporter: the pilot at the controls was training on the boeing 777. the cockpit voice recorder shows that lee turned off the computerized throttle controls during landing. seconds later, an audible warning indicated the plane was flying too slow.
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the captain ordered the junior pilot to go around and abort the landing, but it was too late. >> bang. the impact was so strong. >> reporter: representatives for asiana testified that their pilots were well trained. >> captain lee is a very well experienced pilot. >> reporter: after the crash, lee also told investigators it was very stressful, very difficult to perform a visual approach with a heavy airplane. >> we didn't have pilots in that cockpit. we had systems operators. the asiana accident is a huge watershed and wakeup call. we have to stop over relying on automation. >> the ntsb said the hearing was not called to place blame and no mechanical problems have been discovered on the plane. john and diana. >> thank you. something else that is just as disturbing as the things you heard brandi tell us, one of the girls killed in the situation didn't die with the impact of the plane but she was running out of the plane. we don't know where she was going, probably to get help and
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hit by two emergency vehicles headed to the scene. >> so tragic. yes, terrible. the autopsy report showed that, one of the firefighters visually inspected and made the determination she is gone. apparently she wasn't. >> she was still alive. for quite sometime after she was hit. >> in terms of what they do, i don't know what the answer is and the federal investigator will get to this but you have to require the pilots to land the plane on their own one out of every three times where they stay sharp because times you have to do it. >> how do we get to the point where we are having accidents because the guys were depending too much on automation. if you are a pilot you should be able to pilot a plane no matter how heavy it is. >> we should shut down the teleprompters so we get good at looking up and down like the old days. >> same deal. >> maybe not. >> but staying sharp. >> that's what it is. moving on to the absolutely frightening ordeal of a washington, d.c. office worker. karen perrin was working late alone last friday night and left her phone at her desk.
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when she went to the bathroom before going home. when she went to leave the door was jammed shut. she pushed 200 toilet papers under the door in hopes that someone would see it in the surveillance video and eventually she used a rod and door handle to chisel the through the wall so she could reach the outside door lever. >> my wrists, my hands, i know i have contusions on my hands from using the door handle to chisel the wall. >> she was in there eight hours and maybe the worst part is she is claustrophobic. when she finally got out, she called home and her husband and daughter came to pick her up. >> pretty amazing effort she put in. >> she literally clawed herself out of there. >> yeah, literally. >> oh, my goodness. >> claustrophobia. >> yikes. here's a look at the nation's weather. vast majority of the nation will catch a break today with a clear day. some lake effect snow will fall around syracuse and buffalo. rain showers in -- and snow in
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the cascades. >> temperatures in the nation are moderating but it will be markedly colder in the southeast. we have hot spots as usual. miami 79, honolulu 81. i think winter is like the season to hate miami. it's really it is all it's about. >> i know what you are talking about. it is holiday and christmastime and if you like it means it is festivus time. >> remember that from "seinfeld." mark the festivus season. one guy in florida erected the festivus pole in the state capital building. it is a tower of pabst blue ribbons cans nailed to wood. >> the guy that put it up said it is in protest of the nativity scene. if you are not in on the festivus joke, it was created in
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an episode of "seinfeld" as a secular alternative to commercialism of christmas. there you have it. >> the festivus pole. i like it less now that the guy is so against the nativity scene. >> i know. >> did he put it right next to the nativity scene. >> the "seinfeld" episode was funny. >> little unnecessary. the hottest video of the year on you tube. you are in for laughs. >> and images of a supermodel breast-feeding and the multitasking. the criticism she is facing has nursing mothers stirring up debate. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. orld news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: "world n now" weather brou you >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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♪ freeze frame ♪ freeze frame ♪ freeze frame >> gisele bündchen is the target of tough talk after a picture that shows the supermodel getting glammed up while breast-feeding. the photo is sparking outrage with some. here's paula faris with the heated debate. >> reporter: she's the highest-paid model in the world and quite possibly the most polarizing. gisele bundchen, model, mother and wife of tom brady had moms buzzing when she posted this photo on instagram, nursing her young daughter while her team tends to her nails, hair and makeup. she writes what would i do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours of flying and three hour of sleep? >> breast-feeding is a personal thing, personal choice and should be private and for her to put this on instagram is outrageous and obnoxious. >> reporter: some moms prefer
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she keep her opinions to herself. one writing, yes, because all of us moms have a team of people like this and can brag about it. seriously. another liking the message saying looks like the most regular thing in the world. sweet. >> i think it is a positive message. she can be a good role model for a lot of moms that are, you know, going back to work and are struggling in this country to be able to continue to breast-feed. >> reporter: bündchen again becoming a lightning rod for controversy on breast-feeding. one saying i think there should be a worldwide law in my opinion that mothers should breast-feed their babies for six months. on eating during pregnancy i a think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn in to garbage disposals. i was mindful of what i ate and i gained only 30 pounds. and on home births, it wasn't painful, not even a little bit. not even a little bit. the second day i was walking, i was washing dishes and making
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pancakes. but this time she appears not to be just a model but a role model for all nursing mothers. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> quick reaction. while i show another picture. what do you think, diana? >> she's perfect. clearly. she is perfect. >> are you outraged? >> no. >> it's not the most tasteful picture. >> she's an easy target. >> that's true, too. >> check it out. >> i feel you girl she wrote along with her photo and a mimicking photo. fake baby, soy milk, shameless. there you go. she put herself out there. >> here's the thing, it is easy for me to hate on gisele because she is famous and beautiful and perfect and in a lot of ways but i can't hate on her if i'm not going to hate on the mom who poses having a baby two days later that has the perfect six pack. >> i'm with ya. >> little discretion. i'm not outraged. i think really.
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>> i think the obnoxious part is not that she is showing off her body. she does that every time she walks a catwalk but the fact i have all of this help and moms at home are like oh, come on. "the skinny" is coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome in to "the skinny,"
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everybody. it is year enders for just about everybody, including you tube and they have a year ender that is you tube rewind 2013 and it's basically all of the videos that have trended and the ones that really did well. i don't know if you happen to remember this. the late-night show host did well on this list. this is jimmy kimmel with this girl, who according to him had done the worst twerk ever. here's the video. she is twerking her little butt there and everything goes terribly wrong. somebody comes in while she's in the middle of the twerk. hopefully we will get to it. you may remember her pants light on fire in the middle of the twerk. there it is. it's coming in a second. it was a prank by jimmy kimmel but the amount of viewers on you tube was so enormous it landed on the list. here he comes. it looks terrible, who able. i was a big old prank. there you have it. coming in at number eight in the top you tube comedy videos of
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the year was the terrible but not so terrible clip that said i told my kids i ate all of your halloween candy. >> that's a good one. i love that one. yes. >> here's one that we both saw and kind of loved. >> i hate you! >> i was just kidding. >> well, that's not very kind. >> last night, we ate every bit of your halloween candy. >> no! >> oh, that's not very kind. >> that's the best line ever well, that's not very kind. >> this one i remember particularly well. jimmy fallon finished in the final spot on the comedy video top ten list for his hashtag skit with justin timberlake but the top five is what everyone remembers. the evolution of mom dancing which featured a hip bumping performance by the first lady michelle obama. she did the entire thing. she does the whole thing. she is better than jimmy.
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jimmy can barely keep it together. and jimmy breaks stride. she is doing should have put a ring on it by beyonce. >> wish that barack was next to her. see if he could hold his own. >> hilarity. steve carell is out there working it too. he is on the other side of the pond in britain and hijacked their itv daybreak show during the weather forecast. laura tobin is the weather reporter. let's see what he does. >> you are all over the place. >> is it my posture? >> what is that? >> a warning for fog. triangle. >> all right. be careful of the fog. >> all right. there you go. he basically kept saying there's too much fog. what is fog? funny stuff. >> a breath of fresh air we don't have will ferrell up there, finally some other member
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♪ an american soldier an american beside my brothers and my sisters ♪ ♪ i'll proudly take a stand >> as we prepare to gather with family and friends for the celebration of the season we want to share with you a well-deserved reunion. >> more than 100 soldiers home for the holidays. they stepped foot on american soil and in to the arms of loved one. that it is why it is our "favorite story of the day." are the story from indianapolis. >> reporter: the people gathered in this high school gym have sacrificed beyond what is asked of most families. for nearly a year, their sons and daughters, husbands and wives have been in afghanistan.
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one of the most dangerous places on earth. >> my son is coming back home. i'm so happy to see him. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: these are the families of the indiana national guard's 1438th transportation company. every handmade sign tells the story of a son or daughter who served their country and the family they left behind. including a daughter only four days old when her father deployed. >> you worry every day. i don't know. >> woo! >> reporter: no one complained when the 1438th marched in the high school gym nearly an hour behind schedule. they had waited this long for this moment. and what a moment. [ cheers and applause ] >> how's it feel to be home? >> good. good. best feeling in the world. >> reporter: home from america's longest war, 12 years in afghanistan and with such a high cost. nearly 2300 u.s. casualties and
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over $700 billion spent. soldiers lucky enough to come home to grateful families. >> this is my son mason. been a long time since you have seen mason. >> almost a year. yeah, it's been a while. >> reporter: children reunited with their mother. a father with his son. this sort of deep embraces the uncertainties of war create. the 1438th is home, and for that we should all be glad. >> love that last shot. steve crockett reporting there. >> when are they going to be home for good. >> soon. >> i want to see one last one. >> such great sacrifices. >> yeah. that's just great images. don't miss our updates at facebook at wnnfans.com. we'll have more news coming up. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. insomniacs for two decades. er: this is abc's
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>> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday, everyone. making news in america this morning -- arctic freeze. bitterly cold temperatures making dangerous conditions for millions. and a new storm, has the eastern seaboard in its crosshairs. technical trouble. right now, nasa is scrambling to figure out how to fix a problem on the space station. what went wrong and how to fix it. was the pilot too nervous to land? and new video of the aircraft cartwheeling down that runway. and the king is alive. a teenager's cover song is going viral. it's one that would make elvis proud. ♪ slowly, are falling

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