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the regular season. >> our players are so excited from the very first moment we were informed we were coming out to california to play in this bowl game. the giuys were fired up. >> we're excited to be playing at levi stadium. year. it's going to be so fun. >> after the big showdown with the warriors, lebron james got the night off. they crushed the cavaliers 1 106-90. they said lebron should have been charged with a technical foul for hanging off the rim. also should have been called against hitting durant. a shot would have given durant two free throws and a chance to win the game. this sports report is brought to you by river rocca seen oe.
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♪ so i'm never gonna dance again the way i danced with you ♪ the saxophone. >> i love that. >> that's my favorite karaoke song. not my favorite george michael song. >> what's your favorite george michael's song? >> a fool, which -- >> i'm a freedom girl myself. >> all right. tell us what's your favorite george michael song. weigh in on our twitter page. his neighbors in the english countryside remember him this morning. >> if you want to hear george
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michael, hit up a local pub. he was seen in the pubs and restaurants there, and one of them is playing his songs in a tribute to him. residents there respected his privacy, but one villager saw him out recently and did not look well. >> the music world reeling from the unexpected death of the superstar. >> making transition from teen heart throb to successful artist, and he overcame many challenges. here's more. >> reporter: george michael found dead at his country home christmas day. police called to the scene calling the death unexplained, but not suspicious. his manager told abc news he die of heart failure. pictures taken just a few months ago show his physique had changed, but there's questions about what happened to this 53-year-old. there will be an autopsy.
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george michael's music touched so many from the bubble gum pop made with wam. ♪ wake me up before you go, outstanding ♪ to this holiday ballot. ♪ last christmas ♪ i gave you my heart ♪ but the very next day you gave it away ♪ >> reporter: he later revealed before he was famous, he was a dj and struggled with stage fright. >> i have no idea how i'm able almost immediately able to sing to thousands and thousands of people when i literally just used to shudder at the thought of talking to a few people. >> reporter: wam traveled to beijing in 1985, first western pop act to play in china before a crowd of 15,000. all over the world, becoming a teen favorite known for stage presence and sex appeal. a song writer with ten no. 1 hits in the u.s. george michael struggled with stardom, fighting depression, hiding the fact he was gay from fans until a 1998 arrest for lewd behavior outed him.
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on social media, michael's peers remembering his tremendous talent. another heart broken at the loss of my beloved friend. elton john on instagram, i'm in deep shock, the most kindest, most generous soul. >> reporter: aretha franklin, together, winning a grammy. >> he was on the money. he made a tremendous contribution musically. it's a huge loss. >> reporter: friends remember a man who also loved a good laugh like james corden in the first car pool karaoke. ♪ baby i'm your man and so many remember those soul stirring anthems. ♪ freedom ♪ freedom >> reporter: here at george michael's london home, people have been coming to remember and light candles, leave flowers and notes, and this one says, you had the voice of an angel, so now, go sing with them forever.
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terry moran, abc news, london. >> thank you. length homeowners go to keep thieves away from the porches, but some of it don't try this at home. we'll tell you. >> first, boston college has a bowl victory. the first in nine years, but my eagles got some help, by the way, from maryland, their opponent. we'll have to show you highlights from that game. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this fro
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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. got to love a good pep band. >> a fight song, yeah. >> the cowboys could have coasted through last night's game, no fight song needed. they had home field advantage for the playoffs, and unfortunately, for the lions, they did not.
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>> no. bryant caught two touchdown passes and threw one as well as dallas demolished detroit 42-21. many redskins fans were like, oh, we've got to root for them, actually. bryant took a reverse picture from quarterback dak press scott. looked like he was going to run with it and tossed it to witten. it was the first touchdown pass of his career. >> so cool. >> detroit could still make the playoffs, by the way, if the lions beat the packers sunday. good luck. >> love it. in college football, boston held on to its first bowl victory in nine years. the quarterback threw touchdown passes and caught a pass himself to score another as bc beat maryland 36-30 in the quick lane bowl. the terrapins did not help their cause, either, with some sloppy plays there, allowing eight sacks and four turnovers, picking up 11 penalties.
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but really it was all about the skill on the eagles' part, for sure. >> the state university of new york lakers -- >> oh, how did they do? >> like -- >> what bowl were they in? >> sort of different bowls. it was a lightly attended st. petersburg bowl. believe it or not, st. petersburg, florida. looking to go up 12-0 against mississippi state, but the feel goal attempt was blocked. take a look. they blocked it. >> oh, no. >> yes. then late in the 40 quarter, oh, that's good. the red hawks drove for what would be the game winning kick, but it happened again. the bulldogs win the st. petersburg bowl 17-16. >> vanderbilt in the independence bowl, the wolf pack had just too much for the commodores. hope was over from the returned kickoff for 100 yards for a touchdown, and nc state goes home winning that bowl, final score, 41-17.
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is that he dumped her by text message for one of the dallas cheerleaders. so he's still winning. >> you don't know that. you're trying to make this a happy ending for him. >> the sign goes on to say, nothing in common, shouldn't you have known that awhile ago? >> okay. exfiance via text message, those are key words there. none of that is okay. >> shady. the other thing, is that her real hair color. >> does that matter, at all? >> no. >> should you be commenting on hair colors. >> well, true. touche. so this was kind of creepy or kind of interesting at the same time. >> kind of scary. >> so this kid used her mom's sleeping mother's fingerprint to buy more than $250 worth of pokemon go gear. so it was a 6-year-old girl from arkansas who decided she would add new pokemon pieces to the toy collection but because of the brand new fingerprint
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technology and such on the phones, she couldn't necessarily get through the filters. >> security protection. >> exactly. while mom was asleep, she was able to place an order by pressing mom's finger. >> you got to wonder as a mother, are you so angry when you realize what happened, or are you just proud your daughter's that smart to try to get around it all in. >> i would be angry. >> while you think about that, really, just really quick -- >> luckily, i know very well it would be denied based on my credit. >> okay. amazon account. >> no dice. now to some little girls who got a very special christmas gift. no fingerprint needed. their parents gave them two teddy bears and cool bears that talk to you, however, these were extra special because little girl's grandfather had passed away, and they actually programmed the bears with the grandfather's voice. each bear has an inside joke
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this morning on this morning on "world news now," historic day this morning on "world news now," historic day ahead of pearl harbor, the leader of japan joining with president obama to visit the site of the attack that plunged the u.s. into world war ii, meeting months after the president paid his respects at hiroshima. full details straight ahead. also, expect road closures because of the heavy snow in the had northern plains and parts of the midwest. but millions will be dealing with rough conditions as they return back to work today. we have the accuweather forecast and what the rest of the week brings, as well. new this morning as well, homeowner's revenge against would-be robbers. defend your deliveries for next year's holiday season. tributes pour in for george michael, we have details about new secrets up covered about him.
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you want to hear these. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this tuesday, december 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everybody. we're going to start this half hour with japan's prime minister heading to herl harbor some 75 years after his country's historic attack. >> president obama joins the leader at the memorial honoring american sailors and marines killed in the bombing. as abc's stephanie ramos reports, the visit is meant to be a show of reconciliation. >> reporter: today, president obama and japan's prime minister, shinzo abe, make history by visiting the uss arizona memorial at pearl harbor together. >> things in the morning december 7th, just after 6:00 a.m., launched the main attack. >> reporter: 75 years since that attack killed 2,000 americans, launching the u.s. in world war ii.
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>> it's significant where we sit here today to think about the fact those torpedo planes would have been lowering their altitude. >> reporter: above the water, all that remains of the battleship is a rusted gun turret. but beneath the waters, hundreds of men remain entombed. >> part of the mission here at monument is reconciliation, so i think this event is a great reflection of the reconciliation that's happened. >> reporter: abe's visit comes months after president obama's trip to hiroshima, where he became the first sitting u.s. president to visit the site where the united states dropped a nuclear bomb in 1945. the white house says this visit between president obama and prime minister abe took pearl harbor's uss arizona memorial is a demonstration of the strength of the japan-u.s. alliance. stephanie ramos, abc news, honolulu, hawaii. speaking of president obama and he and president-elect, donald trump, engaged in a public spat over an imaginary
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election. now, trump turned to twitter to disagree with the president's assertion that he would have beaten trump had he been allowed to run for a third term. >> i am confident in this vision because i'm confident that if i had run again and or ticklated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of american people to rally behind it. trump tweeting president obama said he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare, et cetera. trump is sounding off on his twitter account over his charitable foundation that he now plans to shut down. he says, to avoid conflicts of interest. last night, trump posted two messages say he gave millions of dollars to djt foundation, raise or received millions more, all of which is given to charity and the media won't report, but there's an ongoing investigation into how the foundation's money was spent. new york's attorney general says trump cannot dissolve the
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foundation until the investigation is over. no break from the deadly violence tormenting chicago this year. at least 50 people were shot this weekend. 12 fatal. many were gang related. during a news conference, the police superintendent eddie johnson renewed calls for tougher penalties for repeat gun offenders and said officers recovered 45 guns from the streets just since friday. >> these were deliberate and planned shootings by one gang against another. they were targeted knowing fully well that individuals would be at the homes of family and friends celebrating the holiday. if you pick up a gun and shoot somebody, you should go to prison, period. that's the end of that story. you know, the notion that you should get a pass, you don't get a pass from me. >> well, overall, the city has been racked by an unprecedented wave the violence with at least 750 people killed this year. that's up more than 50% from the
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previous year. that's up more than 50% from the previous yea>750 people killed . that's up more than 50% from the previous year. and the sink hole emergency in the detroit area has now forced officials to take some drastic action. they are dumping raw sewage into the nearby clinton river as last resort. eva pilgrim has more on what prompted that emergency. >> reporter: the state of emergency in michigan, a sink hole threatening this entire neighborhood. >> very scary. very scary. i'm glad we're out of there. >> reporter: families evacuated, including sue, who woke up to the sound of splintering brick. >> loud noises, cracking throughout the evening, getting progressively greater like boom, boom, boom, so we got up and couldn't get out of the garage door. >> reporter: neighbor derek and his father ran over to help, grabbing whatever they could. >> i didn't know how bad the situation was, but we kept running in and out as much as we could until police officers told us we could no longer go in because it was too dangerous. >> reporter: this town had this problem before. in 2004, a massive 160 foot sing hole opened on the same road,
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shutting it down for nearly ten months. authorities blaming this sink hole on a collapsed sewer pipe 45 feet under the ground, and residents are urged to stay awe. >> let the people get their jobs done. it's a devastating situation we don't want it to become a tragedy. >> reporter: engineers are working to get people back home, but say it could be two weeks before that happens. eva pilgrim, abc news, michigan. blast of winter weather that buried the plains in snow. it is on the move right now. >> driving conditions have improved in the upper midwest after the storm closed some interstates. gusty winds led to delays and flight cancellation in minnesota. strong win knocked out power thousands in michigan last night, and unusually warm weather raised a possibility of tornados in the south. >> millions of americans head back to work today after the long holiday weekend.
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accuweather's paul williams has a look at the rest of the week. good morning. >> good morning. there's a blast of cold air. i need your attention for you focus on the west. by late week, we look for a brief spell of colder weather. temperatures dropping between 3-6 degrees below the norm and lake effect snow kicking in new york and pennsylvania and even as far south as west virginia. then we have a low pressure system that's going to really crank it up as it moves north. look for heavy snowfall. it's going to cause problems on i-91 as well as 93 with travel interruption and 30-40 miles per hour winds. that's significant. the snow personal kicks in as the low kicks in moisture smacking into the cold air from the north. kendis, diane? >> thank you. the night had a promising start for an oregon resident,
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justin hallworth. after a few drinks he decided to see "star wars," but one problem, he fell asleep 20 minutes into the movie. >> which is what many of us do in the movies, but he woke up hours later in an empty movie theater. he accidentally set off the alarm thought someone would arrive, but no one came. >> i just called 911 at that point, and no other option, and i ended up getting a hold of them and thought, it's not an emergency, i'm just stuck in the movie theater here. >> deputies say it's not a crime, and that the theater staff just forgot to check the entire theater before closing for the night. maybe he got a few free screenings. >> exactly. >> maybe he works the night shift. we hear you, justin. >> no word that he fell asleep because he did not appreciate the movie which is from our parent company disney. >> it was just because he had a few before going to the theater.
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coming up, defending your deliveries against those trying to steal them. we have hints about how maybe you can keep your gifts safety ahead. >> and taylor swift's gift, christmas gift, to one of her oldest fans. that's ahead in the skinny. it's really cool. "world news now" weather brought to you by life alert. life alert.
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>> authorities say they will allow the bear to spend the winter there, but eventually, they hope to find a place for him at a zoo. was he trying to hitchhike? just wanted a ride. the thumb thing is complicated. a problem this season, thieves stealing packages from someone's front porch. >> delivery services say there's not much they can do, so that means homeowners are taking action. in washington state, however, they are fighting back. abc with the story there. >> reporter: homeowners striking back against those porch pirates, the brazen thieves hitting in broad daylight, coming on foot, by car, and even by two wheels looking for easy loot at your doorstep. 23 million americans already falling victim to the crime, and now some are fighting back. jeremy set up a bait box that sets off a blank shotgun shell when grabbed. police say something this
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extreme is not a great idea, so far, it's worked. twice. would-be thieves scurrying off. >> i have no real recourse. if i want a solution that would detour and prevent, nothing scarier than think you're shot at by a 12 gauge. >> reporter: this seattle woman saved her package while traveling hundreds of miles away thanks to ring. from her cell phone, she saw a live feed of a man on her porch and talked him into walking off empty handed. officials say the best way to fight back? surveillance cameras providing a clear view of faces and license plates on get-away cars. abc news, new york. >> i say the best way to fight back is "home alone" style setup. shotgun, paint buckets cover the thieves, feathers, net catches them. >> here's another idea. deliver it to your office.
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where there's people there. and -- >> okay. >> not to an empty house. >> you could do it that way too. >> if you want to do that sure-fire way, butted go ahead with the bells and whistles. >> i should cancel all the paint buckets and feathers. when we come back, learning much more details about george michael's good deeds. >> and taylor swift did a good deed herself for the oldest fan. stay with us. "the skinny's" next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ reactions pouring in after the death of pop superstar, george michael. fans stopping by london home to leave flowers and tokens of remembrance. celebrities tweet reactions to his death and what he meant to them. with that, we are learning surprising things about him. >> for example, did you know this, five years ago, he was the first, first ever guest on car pool karaoke with james corden. ♪ baby i'm your man >> i love it! ♪ no less baby ♪ i'm your man
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>> look how much he was into it way back then. corden is actually a huge, huge fan of george michael. it was a sketch for bbc comic relief, annual television program that raises money for charity. you saw the matching jackets there. that's corden there driving while sitting on the right, of course, in the uk. >> and it was based on this and how much fun people had watching this that then car pool karaoke was born when corden got his own show. >> over on cbs and became a huge thing. so fun to see there. >> another side to george michael, a fun side they have not seen, we're also learning that he was incredibly generous. since his death, dozen s came forward with stories of charitable giving. in one instance, he saw a television program in which a woman said she needed $15,000 for medical treatment, and the
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very next day, he secretly gave her the money. >> and michael also donated money to childline, a counselling service there in britain, and two other children's charities and aids groups, of course, royalties from wam's single last christmas went to ethiopia famine relief. and he reportedly worked in a homeless shelter anonymously. >> that's the beauty. a lot of this was done in secret. it was not as though he was putting this out there and looking for credit. it's only now with his death all the people come forward saying, hey, by the way, did you know. >> yeah. he was at a diner at one point and one person was recounting after his death, of course, and his waitress did not -- was talk about how much debt she had. he listened to it. she wasn't complaining to him, but after he left, he had a check he wrote out to her, blank check, for several thousand dollars to get her out of the debt. >> wow. big heart. man with a big heart for sure. >> absolutely. >> again, those tributes continue to pour in for george michael. and pop star taylor swift is also known for some nice
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surprises. she gave one to a new fan, perhaps her oldest fan. she dropped in yesterday on a missouri fan who quite likely is her older. a 96-year-old world war ii veteran, cyrus porter. he's been to two concerts, a legit man, and says it brings him closer to 20 grandchildren. >> my. >> though i'm thinking that's just an excuse. >> i'm thinking so. >> he just loves. >> and then there was this. yesterday, it brought him closer to her. his grandchildren sharing these photos of swift and her 96-year-old swifty, giving an impromptu performance at the celebration. one of the grandsons called it a christmas miracle. >> amen to that. i want to be 96 going to pop concerts. >> singing i'm feeling 96. ♪ but i keep moving can't stop won't stop grooving ♪
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rumors of britney spears death -- >> we have to complete the line before we scare people. >> -- are premature. she's alive and well and denying the report. so this -- the internet is cruel sometimes. apparently this started yesterday morning when sony music's global twitter account sa said, quoting here, britney spears is dead by accident. we will tell you more soon. r.i.p. brittany. moments later, bob dylan's account said rip britney. >> i don't understand why he's breaking news about britney's -- either way, it's not true. spears is not dead, very much alive and well. the sony account was hacked and dylan's account is managed by sony. there you go. nine hours after reports of death, spears posted photos of herself on her own account to verify. sony has apologized to the singer and her fans and those tweets, as you guessed, have been deleted. >> quick baby news, vanessa and
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whatever it is you got for christmas, it will be hard to top this gift from a mother to her adopted daughter. >> this gift touched the lives of two families in different parts of the country.
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abc's xwlor ya require era has the story. >> reporter: she's a little girl with three big brothers she adores. 10-year-old audrey wanted one thing. this year, it was on her list. >> the one thing she wanted for christmas, along with auto cello, she wanted a sister. >> reporter: the mom, jennifer, searched for something, anything, for history in china why she was adopted in 2007. >> we happened to stumble upon an extra picture. from there, we were able to find that there were two of them. >> reporter: that's right, two, jennifer discovered her daughter has an identical twin sister, also adopted by an american family. >> like, amazing christmas present. >> i just thought it was not real. >> reporter: like audrey, her sister loves had fete cleanny and sports opinion those little girls, fighters who made it through surgery for heart defects. >> like looking in a mirror. >> reporter: two girls who got a most precious gift, a sister for life.
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gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> the girls are set to meet in person for the first time in the spring. >> and they talk, apparently, every day via skype. that connection that nobody knew ask viola. >> unbelievable. especially being identical twin s, she says it's like looking in the mirror for me. >> i bet it is. happy christmas for them. >> absolutely. don't miss updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. what do you think and what your favorite gift was. >> yes. and hopefully you have not returned it as of yet. coming up, more news from abc. >> just regift it. >> for next year. new year's gift. package it up. it'll be fine. this is abc's "word news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. if you're a man over 50,
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good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm kendis gibson. this morning, topping our headlines tuesday, severe weather and driving conditions in the upper midwest. strong winds forced flight delays and cancellations at the minneapolis st. paul airport. one runway working, those scenes the result of it. the storm on the move. the forecast in just a moment. donald trump aims at the press, defending his foundation days after announcing plans to dissolve it. twump tweeted that he raised and gave millions that all gave to charity and that the media won't report it. this amid an investigation by the new york attorney general that may put the plans to dissolve the foundation on hold. investigation of the deadly colombia plane crash blames several human errors for the cause. the plane did have enough fuel for takeoff and the pilot -- or did not have enough fuel for
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takeoff, and the pilot did not refuel. 71 people die in the crash including most members of a brazilian soccer team. officials near detroit taking some extreme emergency reaction after a sink hole opened up when a sewage line collapsed. they are dumping raw sewage in a nearby river, but a long term fix for the problem could take several months. those are the top stories on this tuesday, december 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, we begin with dangerous driving conditions. you can see the line of storms from texas all the way to new england. there's rain in the south and snow further north. >> strong winds and freezing rain caused delays and cancellations at the minneapolis-st. paul airport. with more, here's linzie janis. >> reporter: treacherous travel for millions coming home for the
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holidays. 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts flipping this semi in grand aisle, nebraska. in kansas, a rare tornado. and in the northern plains -- >> i'm on the second story, and the snow's right there. >> reporter: powerful blinding winds and over a foot of snow forced the closure of more than 500 miles of interstates across the dakotas. ice covered roads on christmas day near grand forks sent dozens of cars careening off slick roads and caused pileups in salt lake city. in minnesota, high winds, downed power lines leaving thousands in the dark and grounding flights. power lines leaving thousands in the dark and grounding flights. sxhels s chelsea comback spent christmas night sleeping in a chair. >> a nightmare. >> reporter: 3,000 delays and hundreds of cancelled flights. wsoc's mark barber saw the morning crush in charlotte firsthand. >> from ticketing counters to
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security lines, charlotte's airport is wall-to-wall with travelers, and in all, 130,000 passengers flying here today. >> reporter: thousands could be forced to spent another night away from home. as the storm moves east, the big concern is icy roads, especially in new england. look out for more flight delays in the region too. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> travel indeed. record warmth in the south could increase severe storms possibility. >> for more on that mixed bag of weather ahead, let's go to paul williams from accuweather for the forecast. paul? >> good morning, kendis, diane. in the northwest, a moist flow creates problems going into tonight. looking for soaking showers along i-5 causing delays there. snow showers in spokane over to helena down to boise and reaching further south. in the northeast, this front boogies through this afternoon turning everything colder. the ohio valley region, spreads into the northeast into the rest of tuesday. that's going to change the rules of the game, so to speak.
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it's going to set up the possibility of snow showers. that's going to kick in by late into the workweek. we'll have a significant dip in the jet stream, allowing cold air that gripped the ohio valley region. snow showers kicking off throughout the northeast and additional showers towards montana, as well. kendis, diane. >> paul, thank you. president obama is taking a short break from his christmas vacation for a historic vision to parole harbor with the prime minister of japan. >> ahead of the meeting, prime minister, shinzo abe, laid a wreath at a national cemetery in hawaii to recognize japan's attack plunging the u.s. into world war i. the white house says it's a symbolic show of reconciliation and sign of strength. the president and president-elect go in a battle over an election that is imaginary. president obama said he's confident he would have defeated donald trump if he ran again mobilizing voters that elected him twice. trump responded on twitter said
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no way, cited reasons being jobs leaving, isis, and obamacare. now to the latest on two prison escapees. one in tennessee and another in texas. some are back behind bars, but not all. abc's geoga benitez has the latest. >> reporter: the search is on in both jailbreaks. video from inside the tennesseen both jailbreaks. video from inside the tennessla. >> reporter: the search is on in both jailbreaks. video from inside the tennessee jail showing how they escaped, just after 1:30 a.m., ripping the toilet from the jail wall after a water leak had weakened the bolts, then popping open the metal panel leading to freedom. >> they escaped within six minutes fleeing over a fence. >> reporter: in texas, 36-year-old jake childers arrested for assaulting an officer escaped from jail. police say a stole a truck and guns from a nearby home. a facebook post from law enforcement urging residents not to interact with childers and go call 911 immediately.
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>> everybody is concerned and we'll have to be very careful. >> reporter: authorities will now investigate the glaring holes in security allowing the tennessee inmates to escape in just six minutes. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> all right. thanks to gio. >> six minutes. >> how quick they got away. >> wow. >> one still on the loose. fans in the meantime remembering '80's pop super star, george michael, leaving flowers and notes outside his london home. george michael, leaving flowers and notes outside his london home. one read, you sang like an angel, now you can sing with them. >> his neighbors in the english countryside remember the singer fondly, placing flowers outside his home that's there. now, he would often stop by the local pubs and restaurants there for a night out, particularly, if someone had told him a function was planned. he would show up. one of the pubs in the village plays only his song on the music system in tribute. >> celebrities reacting, mariah
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carey, mentioning she was a fan as well as a friend of george michael. madonna among those, so many reacting about the passing. >> stories about the kind gestures including charitable donations he gave in secret. >> just the way he liked it. all right, switching gears now, and moving on to chicago where it's just been a horrible weekend. the deadly wave of violence continuing over the holiday weekend there. at least 50 people were shot, and 12 fatal. officials say much violence was targeted and gang related. the violation in chicago hit record levels with 750 people killed so far, the highest homicide tally in more than two decades. >> unbelievable. by the way, chaos in shopping malls, the day after christmas, 24 hours of christmas spirit is gone. there was a a large fight in the food court of this mall in long island, the mall i grow up going to, roosevelt field, reports of a shooting, but it was not true.
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>> it was boxing day after all in some parts of the world. a mall evacuated in denver after an arrest led to hundreds of young people converging on the site. no one was seriously hurt, but five juveniles were taken into custody. >> boxing refers to gifts, not punching people out while trying to return them. >> oh, yes. it's not actually celebrated in the u.s. >> but we appreciate the enthusiasm, though, for those who were just trying to get into the spirit. a woman rescued near the grand canyon shows her survival story. karen cline and her family was stucked in arizona forest before christmas. her husband and son rescued friday as she walked 26 miles to get help. she was found on christmas eve curled up in a cabin too exhausted to make a fire. >> wow. >> i kept thinking, this isn't how my life is supposed to end. my son needs his mother. my husband needs his wife. you know, i'm not letting my mother bury me. i can't let this happen. rescuers found her before a big storm moved in.
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they say she would not have survived if not for the fact she was in such good shape. >> incredible. story and survival, motherly instincts there. >> a rookie had a debut monday night and brought back something that's overdue. we're talking about the name and be able to pronounce it because he drained his first jrpd underhanded free throw in the nba. >> boom. >> it's a rare -- look at the sidelines. it's a rare sight. >> and again. >> oh, he makes it. hall of famer rick berry, who retired in 1980, was the last nba player to use the underhanded free throw on a regular basis. >> and he, by the way, had a shooting percentage of 90%. >> oh, okay. >> and it's not the most graceful style, perhaps, some might say, but it certainly works. not only for this player, but in general. it's known to work better for most players. now, he adopted the technique back in the college days. his free throw percentage
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improved from 46.7% to 58.9%. >> a lot of people call it the granny -- >> they do call it the granny shot. but rick berry's a huge proponent of it, improving his percentage greatly and was one of the best, really. and tried to coach other well known players like wilt chamb chamberla chamberlain. got up to 60% throwing underhand and went back to overhand because he felt like a sissy and his free throw percentage immediately plunged after he started throwing regular again. but he chose to have a worse percentage than throw underhand. >> oh, yes. see if it's a trend there in the nba. i doubt it. >> rick berry's son plays college now, and he throws underhand. he plays for the florida gators, i believe, and he has a good percentage. would you throw granny? >> i'm completely secure in my masculinity, but just much better going over -- >> that's a lie. we need a free throw contest.
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totally need a contest. i bowl that way too, by the way. >> oh, really? >> yeah. >> absolutely. >> all right. coming up, remembering the chicago cubs. yeah. or as they're known these days, the world series champion chicago cubs. >> oh. >> part of the year in sports 2016 highlights coming up. a smashing time for fur thieves here in new york. their well-organized smash-and-grab straight ahead. d-grab straight ahead. a nice l. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company.
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a look at a brazen heist in new york city's most exclusive stores. surveillance video captured one of the suspects throwing a brick through the window of this dennis basso store. according to the store manager, the thieves got away with over $1 million worth of russian sable fur coats. the holiday shopping season not over yet, and they are tallying up how successful it was. >> spending is up, could top $1 trillion this year. adrienne bankert reports. >> reporter: the rush to make returns and spend those christmas gift cards triggering one of the busiest shopping days of the year. >> they gave my mom the wrong gift in the store, so i wanted to get another color. you don't want to wait long. i wanted to get it, leek, asap. >> reporter: did you get gifts you absolutely hated or the wrong size? >> wrong size. >> retailers hope to cash in, too, extending hours offering deep discounts on just about everything. the best deal? clothing.
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>> absolutely amazing. >> reporter: name brand sites like ann taylor loft, limited, and express slashed prices by 50% or more, and experts say you may be able to bargain for a better deal in person, but don't procrastinate. nearly a quarter of all stores shorten the return window around the holidays. be ready with a receipt and photo id. more and more retailers require both to curb shoplifting. if you have gift cards you won't use, sell online at sites like giftcardgranny and rise.com. abc news, new york. coming up, the year in sports. we'll be right back. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.♪ babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait.
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quite a year for sports, wasn't it? there was a spectacular summer olympics and dramatic buzzer beaters as well. >> also long awaited championships and notable deaths in the sports world as well. here's a look at the whole year in sports. ♪ ♪ go, cubs, go >> reporter: 2016, the year the chicago cubs broke the curse, a 108-year drought over, the cubs clenching the win over the indians. >> we're home champs, baby. >> reporter: cleveland rocking after lebron james led the cast was city's first championship in
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52 years. the first team ever to cam back there a 3-1 deficit in a final to defeat warriors and mvp curry, and the denver broncos victorious at super bowl 50, and tom brady started the 2016 season after serving a four game suspension following the deflate-gate verdict. another qb took a knee on the sidelines. the 49er's colin kaepernick profested the treatment of black people by police refusing to stabd r stand for the national anthem. >> we have to come together, unite, and make a change. >> reporter: the nation debated his action, and others joined in in their own way. championships celebrated on the ice. on the track. >> seven-time champion. >> reporter: and on the golf course. the alabama crimson tide rolled
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over the tigers in an exciting football championship. villanova's dramatic buzzer beather over unc victory of the ncaa championship gave new meaning to march madness. u-conn winning the fourth consecutive title, and the olympics lit the torch in rio de janeiro. concerns over safety and the zika virus threatened to over-shadow the games, but team usa shined. biles led the gymnastics team and miemal phelps led in the pool, ryan lochte's story, fake. but the u.s. record breaking 12 is 1 medals, the real deal. >> in a moment of silence for jose fernandez. >> i'm gordie. >> reporter: in the rise of
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women's sports, pat summitt was a pioneer. arnold palmer was the king. >> the returning hero, muhammad ali. >> still the greatest of all time! >> reporter: giants in sports who paved the way for so many who played their last games this year from football to baseball to basketball. lakers' legend bryant put up 60 points in the final game, and broncos' peyton manning walked away after winning the second super bowl, and then vin skully the legendary announcer calling his final game. >> wishing you a pleasant good afternoon wherever you may be. >> reporter: capping off a year of sports full of victories, defeats, farewells, and moments for the history books. abc news. >> kenneth, thank you. a big year for sports. coming up, four young men
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four young men from new iberia left thursday night for a two-day hiking trip in new mexico. >> the second day we were there, it rained a fair built, but it was light for louisiana standards. >> reporter: casey moen and three friends didn't think anything of the rain, but waking up the next morning, the river had risen by 12-15 feet. the hikers trapped. miles into the park. completely cut off. their goal? get back to the visitor's center. >> we attempted to forge the river, got past one easy, second was rough, i went first, dragged down twice. >> reporter: tied together, they tried crossing several raging rivers in below freezing temperatures. having lost supplies along the way with only a stick of meat to ration between the four of them, resorting to eating snow for water. >> with all the dehydration and hunger, it seemed kind of like a dream. >> reporter: doing everything they could to stay alive. >> we stacked our camping hammocks on top and wrapped
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tarps around to conserve heat. >> reporter: when they could not pass another river, they decided to stay put. >> eventually later that day, the first helicopter showed up, me and ethan went up to the hillside, waved them down, they dropped down water and said they would be there in a few hours. >> a few hours turned into 20, but, finally, a light at the end of the tunnel. >> seeing the chopper come and rescue us on christmas was the best present i've had in a long time. >> reporter: now the boys are home, but maybe not for long. do you guys think you're going to be hiking any time soon? >> actually, yeah, yeah, absolutely. but took a lot of valuable information from this. >> yeah. more precautions. >> reporter: travis gillry, ketv tv. 4/ >> why i refuse to walk in central park. never know. >> might get stranded. >> might be dangerous. get stran. . a
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," president obama and president-elect donald trump are in a new argument, trading jabs over who would win in a hypothetical election between the two. tough talk on a historic day for the president in hawaii. and mayhem at the mall, violent incidents, many of sthem caught on camera at shopping outlets coast to coast. police forced into action on the busiest shopping day of the year. details ahead. sink hole emergency in michigan, families not knowing when they are allowed back in. it's an area threatened by sink holes before. what a party in mexico. a girl's birthday bash went viral after more than a million people said they'd attend, and plenty of them did. she was not too happy about it. yeah.
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that's her happy face. a birthday for the ages on this tuesday, december 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> remember the gymnast and the meme that went around, michaela is not impressed because she won silver instead of gold. >> she wasn't impressed by the crowds that showed up to her birthday party. >> not impressed. >> i hope they brought presents, apparently not. >> i think she would have been smiled had they. we'll get to that. more detail on that pretty ridiculous party, but we begin the half hour with the president and president-elect arguing over a hypothetical election battle. >> yeah. they are each not impressed by each other when it comes to this. >> clearly not. >> president obama expressing confident he would have defeated trump if he could have run again, and trump fired back with a tweet, abc's mary bruce with that and another controversy surrounding the incoming president.
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>> reporter: it's current versus future president. it started with president obama saying he could have taken on trump. >> i am confident in this vision because i'm confident that if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> reporter: firing back, trump said, president obama thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare. a very different tone from that oval office meeting. >> very, very good man. >> reporter: trump slamming the u.n., just days after it passed a measure condemning israel, saying it has such great potential, but right now, it's just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time. these latest critical tweets coming 25 days before the inauguration as donald trump is racing to free himself from potential conflicts. announcing on christmas eve, he's shutting down the trump
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foundation to avoid appearance of any conflict. in the same statement, trump insisting that 100% of the money goes to charity, but there are questions about the foundation's spending, including whether trump inappropriately used foundation money to purchase this $20,000 portrait. trump already paid a penalty to the irs after the foundation made an improper campaign contribution. and now trump's plan to shut it down is facing a major snag. the new york attorney general's office is investigating the foundation and says it cannot legally dissolve into the investigation is complete. already trump's white house is facing its first staffing shake-up. just a few days ago, trump announced jason miller as his communications director. but now miller announced he's not joining the team after all saying his family needs to be his top priority. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. president obama is taking a
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short break from his christmas vacation for a historic visit to pearl harbor with the prime minister of japan. >> and ahead of today's meeting, prime minister shinzo abe laid a wreath to recognize japan's attack drawing u.s. into the world war ii. the white house says it's a symbolic show of reconciliation and strengthening the alliance between the two countries. back to the severe weather making travel dangerous. a line from arkansas to new england, storms in the south and snow in the north. >> the storm weakened, but not before making a mess of the roads. strong winds in nebraska blew trailers over in a dealership causing quite a bit of damage and winds knock out power to thousands in northwest, michigan last night. a look at the forecast in the next half hour. now to michigan and a sinkhole in the detroit area neighborhood forced city officials to take drastic action. they are dumping raw sewage in a nearby river in order to prevent
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backups in residential basements. for more, here's elizabeth. >> reporter: to prevent a house from sinking into the ground, an emergency declared in michigan. >> we could no longer go in because it was too dangerous. >> reporter: derek among the 20 families evacuated after his neighbor's home started cracking and collapsing. >> it's sad. it's fallen, but very scary, very scary, glad we're out of there. >> so many cracks. you could see the basement shifting and moving. >> reporter: that was saturday, and update from city leaders on monday? grim. >> we're a small town. something big happened. >> reporter: a giant sinkhole and the cause believed to be a sewer pipe failure some 50 feet underground in the same general area of another massive sink hole in 2004. that one solution under consideration, but facing opposition from residents,
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officials say for now, nothing is off the table warning the public to stay away. >> stay out of the area. let these people get their jobs done. we don'tment a devastating situation, we don't want it to be a tragedy. >> reporter: meanwhile, officials are working with the state to try to figure out what to do with the sewage problem. it's not just a health problem, but softening the ground causing the sinkhole to collapse faster. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> thank you. investigators say several human errors led to the plane crash in colombia killing 71 people including most of a brazilian soccer team. aviation authorities blame the pilot, airline, and regulators for the crash. the plane should not have been cleared for departure because of lack of fuel and pilot failed to refuel en route and was too late. six passenger survived the crash
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including two members of that soccer team. russian authorities have ruled out terrorism in the cause of a plane crash on christmas day. search efforts in the black sea recovered fragments of the jet and black box. the plane crashed minutes after taking off from russia. all 92 people on board that plane are presumed dead, including members of a world famous military choir. five of the six inmates escaping a tennessee jail have been captured. the men made the way out of the newport jail early sunday after removing a toilet from the wall and going through a hole behind it. apparently, prior plumbing repairs loosened the concrete holding the toilet and leaking water rusted bolts holding it as well. on the run is dwyane frasier, considered dangerous. boston, a lyft driver arrested after stabbing one to death on christmas night. it's not clear if the victim was a passenger. it happened after the pair got in an argument. the victim suffered serious injuries to the neck.
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the driver is expected in court later today on charges of assault to commit murder. chaos broke out in six ma'ams across the country. just outside cleveland, police used pepper spray to disperse a crowd. ten people hurt in the chaos in a mall in elizabeth, new jersey. a fight in the food court led to false reports of a shooting after a share hit the ground loudly, and a mall in fayetteville, north carolina, was evacuated after reports of a shooting as well that turned out to be false. there was a fight among teenagers at the food court. police are investigating whether the incidents in various states were organized, apparently, by social media. >> who knew the food court was a dangerous place to be, wow. >> geez. >> people are hangry. a family in rural mexico found out the hard way, if you invite them, they will come. >> so ruby celebrated her birthday with family and friends, and thousands of complete strangers, and she was understandably overwhelmed at
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her 15th birthday party that looked more like a crowd at a rock concert. >> ruby's dad posted aed video invitation on facebook promising a down-home party with food, music, prizes, and horse races, and he said anyone who wants to come is cordially invited. well, that sounded good to a lot of people. he got a million rsvp, thousands in attendance. ruby's mom said they meant in everybody in nearby towns, not actually the whole world. >> seemed like everyone in nearby towns showed up. >> yep, yep, yep. lots of nearby towns. using the term "nearby" loosely, i think. >> uh-huh, people came from belize. >> i think it's a valid question, did they all bring gifts? going with no based on the look on her face. >> a 15th birthday is a big deal in that society, and they wanted it to be a big deal, and turned out to be a huge deal. >> yes. some of those are bigger than
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weddings. it's like a rite of passage. remembering george michael, tributes continue to pour in from those he worked with, those who you see him at the local pub even. that's straight ahead. plus, the monday night matchup, the dallas cowboys looking very much like super bowl contenders in a showdown with detroit. one cowboys' fan who was at the game had quite the story to tell. also, check out behind the scene pictures on instagram. you're watching "world news now." s now." from things in your home for up to 48 hours? it's like having a sick family member that you didn't even know was there. and we all know what happens when one family member gets sick. but lysol spray and lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs including 8 common cold & flu viruses to help protect your home this cold and flu season. check sunday's paper to save up to $4 on lysol
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♪ so i'm never gonna dance again the way i danced with you ♪ the saxophone. >> i love that. >> that's my favorite karaoke song. not my favorite george michael song. >> what's your favorite george michael's song? >> a fool, which -- >> i'm a freedom girl myself. >> all right. tell us what's your favorite george michael song. weigh in on our twitter page. his neighbors in the english countryside remember him this morning. >> if you want to hear george michael, hit up a local pub. he was seen in the pubs and
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restaurants there, and one of them is playing his songs in a tribute to him. residents there respected his privacy, but one villager saw him out recently and did not look well. >> the music world reeling from the unexpected death of the superstar. >> making transition from teen heart throb to successful artist, and he overcame many challenges. here's more. >> reporter: george michael found dead at his country home christmas day. police called to the scene calling the death unexplained, but not suspicious. his manager told abc news he die of heart failure. pictures taken just a few months ago show his physique had changed, but there's questions about what happened to this 53-year-old. there will be an autopsy. george michael's music touched so many from the bubble gum pop made with wam.
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♪ wake me up before you go, go to this holiday ballot. ♪ last christmas ♪ i gave you my heart ♪ but the very next day you gave it away ♪ >> reporter: he later revealed before he was famous, he was a dj and struggled with stage fright. >> i have no idea how i'm able almost immediately able to sing to thousands and thousands of people when i literally just used to shudder at the thought of talking to a few people. >> reporter: wam traveled to beijing in 1985, first western pop act to play in china before a crowd of 15,000. all over the world, becoming a teen favorite known for stage presence and sex appeal. ♪ i want your sex a song writer with ten no. 1 hits in the u.s. george michael struggled with stardom, fighting depression, hiding the fact he was gay from fans until a 1998 arrest for lewd behavior outed him. on social media, michael's peers
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remembering his tremendous talent. another heart broken at the loss of my beloved friend. elton john on instagram, i'm in deep shock, the most kindest, most generous soul. >> reporter: aretha franklin, together, winning a grammy. >> he was on the money. he made a tremendous contribution musically. it's a huge loss. >> reporter: friends remember a man who also loved a good laugh like james corden in the first car pool karaoke. ♪ baby i'm your man and so many remember those soul stirring anthems. ♪ freedom ♪ freedom >> reporter: here at george michael's london home, people have been coming to remember and light candles, leave flowers and notes, and this one says, you had the voice of an angel, so now, go sing with them forever. terry moran, abc news, london. >> thank you. length homeowners go to keep
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thieves away from the porches, but some of it don't try this at home. we'll tell you. >> first, boston college has a bowl victory. the first in nine years, but my eagles got some help, by the way, from maryland, their opponent. we'll have to show you highlights from that game. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> a fight song, yeah. >> the cowboys could have coasted through last night's game, no fight song needed. they had home field advantage for the playoffs, and unfortunately, for the lions, they did not. >> no. bryant caught two touchdown
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passes and threw one as well as dallas demolished detroit 42-21. many redskins fans were like, oh, we've got to root for them, actually. bryant took a reverse picture from quarterback dak press scott. looked like he was going to run with it and tossed it to witten. it was the first touchdown pass of his career. >> so cool. >> detroit could still make the playoffs, by the way, if the lions beat the packers sunday. good luck. >> love it. in college football, boston held on to its first bowl victory in nine years. the quarterback threw touchdown passes and caught a pass himself to score another as bc beat maryland 36-30 in the quick lane bowl. the terrapins did not help their cause, either, with some sloppy plays there, allowing eight sacks and four turnovers, picking up 11 penalties. but really it was all about the skill on the eagles' part, for sure. >> the state university of new
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york lakers -- >> oh, how did they do? >> like -- >> what bowl were they in? >> sort of different bowls. it was a lightly attended st. petersburg bowl. believe it or not, st. petersburg, florida. looking to go up 12-0 against mississippi state, but the feel goal attempt was blocked. take a look. they blocked it. >> oh, no. >> yes. then late in the 4th quarter, oh, that's good. the red hawks drove for what would be the game winning kick, but it happened again. the bulldogs win the st. petersburg bowl 17-16. >> vanderbilt in the independence bowl, the wolf pack had just too much for the commodores. hope was over from the returned kickoff for 100 yards for a touchdown, and nc state goes home winning that bowl, final
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febreze small spaces and air effects, two more ways [inhale + exhale mnemonic] to breathe happy. time now for "the mix." right before christmas is the most popular time for breakups, believe it or not. >> smart. a good financial decision. >> however, one guy may be regretting the decision after his girlfriend went viral with this photograph. my fiance dumped me in a text message. he should have waited until after christmas. here is why. she bought him dallas cowboy tickets. he's a huge cowboys fan, and she said, well forget him, i'm going by myself. she went to the game anyway without him, had a great time, and now -- >> and saw the cowboys win. >> the ex-fiance might come crawling back. >> you see, what she didn't know is that he dumped her by text message for one of the dallas cheerleaders. so he's still winning. >> you don't know that.
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you're trying to make this a happy ending for him. >> the sign goes on to say, nothing in common. shouldn't you have known that awhile ago? >> okay. exfiance via text message, those are key words there. none of that is okay. >> shady. the other thing, is that her real hair color. >> does that matter, at all? >> no. >> should you be commenting on hair colors. >> well, true. touche. so this was kind of creepy or kind of interesting at the same time. >> kind of scary. >> so this kid used her mom's sleeping mother's fingerprint to buy more than $250 worth of pokemon go gear. so it was a 6-year-old girl from arkansas who decided she would add new pokemon pieces to the toy collection but because of the brand new fingerprint technology and such on the phones, she couldn't necessarily get through the filters. >> security protection.
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>> exactly. while mom was asleep, she was able to place an order by pressing mom's finger. >> you got to wonder as a mother, are you so angry when you realize what happened, or are you just proud your daughter's that smart to try to get around it all in. >> i would be angry. >> while you think about that, really, just really quick -- >> luckily, i know very well it would be denied based on my credit. >> okay. amazon account. >> no dice. now to some little girls who got a very special christmas gift. no fingerprint needed. their parents gave them two teddy bears and cool bears that talk to you, however, these were extra special because little girl's grandfather had passed away, and they actually programmed the bears with the grandfather's voice. each bear has an inside joke that the grandfather had with each granddaughter. >> look at their smiles, they love it. >> and his laughter, the best part. >> yeah, listen.
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this morning on this morning on "world news now," historic day this morning on "world news now," historic day ahead of pearl harbor, the leader of japan joining with president obama to visit the site of the attack that plunged the u.s. into world war ii, meeting months after the president paid his respects at hiroshima. full details straight ahead. also, expect road closures because of the heavy snow in the had northern plains and parts of the midwest. but millions will be dealing with rough conditions as they return back to work today. we have the accuweather forecast and what the rest of the week brings, as wel new this morning as well, homeowner's revenge against would-be robbers. defend your deliveries for next year's holiday season. tributes pour in for george michael, we have details about new secrets up covered about him. you want to hear these. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this tuesday, december 27th.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everybody. we're going to start this half hour with japan's prime minister heading to pearl harbor some 75 years after his country's historic attack. >> president obama joins the leader at the memorial honoring american sailors and marines killed in the bombing. as abc's stephanie ramos reports, the visit is meant to be a show of reconciliation. >> reporter: today, president obama and japan's prime minister, shinzo abe, make history by visiting the uss arizona memorial at pearl harbor together. >> things in the morning december 7th, just after 6:00 a.m., launched the main attack. >> reporter: 75 years since that attack killed 2,000 americans, launching the u.s. in world war ii. >> it's significant where we sit here today to think about the fact those torpedo planes would
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have been lowering their altitude. >> reporter: above the water, all that remains of the battleship is a rusted gun turret. but beneath the waters, hundreds of men remain entombed. >> part of the mission here at monument is reconciliation, so i think this event is a great reflection of the reconciliation that's happened. >> reporter: abe's visit comes months after president obama's trip to hiroshima, where he became the first sitting u.s. president to visit the site where the united states dropped a nuclear bomb in 1945. the white house says this visit between president obama and prime minister abe took pearl harbor's uss arizona memorial is a demonstration of the strength of the japan-u.s. alliance. stephanie ramos, abc news, honolulu, hawaii. speaking of president obama and he and president-elect, donald trump, engaged in a public spat over an imaginary election. now, trump turned to twitter to disagree with the president's
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assertion that he would have beaten trump had he been allowed to run for a third term. >> i am confident in this vision because i'm confident that if i had run again and or ticklated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of american people to rally behind it. trump tweeting president obama said he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare, et cetera. trump is sounding off on his twitter account over his charitable foundation that he now plans to shut down. he says, to avoid conflicts of interest. last night, trump posted two messages say he gave millions of dollars to djt foundation, raise or received millions more, all of which is given to charity and the media won't report, but there's an ongoing investigation into how the foundation's money was spent. new york's attorney general says
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trump cannot dissolve the foundation until the investigation is over. no break from the deadly violence tormenting chicago this year. at least 50 people were shot this weekend. 12 fatal. many were gang related. during a news conference, the police superintendent eddie johnson renewed calls for tougher penalties for repeat gun offenders and said officers recovered 45 guns from the streets just since friday. >> these were deliberate and planned shootings by one gang against another. they were targeted knowing fully well that individuals would be at the homes of family and friends celebrating the holiday. if you pick up a gun and shoot somebody, you should go to prison, period. that's the end of that story. you know, the notion that you should get a pass, you don't get a pass from me. >> well, overall, the city has been racked by an unprecedented wave the violence. at least 750 people killed this year.
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that's up more than 50% from the previous year. and the sinkhole emergency in the detroit area has now forced officials to take some drastic action. they are dumping raw sewage into the nearby clinton river as last resort. eva pilgrim has more on what prompted that emergency. >> reporter: the state of emergency in michigan, a sink hole threatening this entire neighborhood. >> very scary. very scary. i'm glad we're out of there. >> reporter: 22 families evacuated, including sue alba, who woke up to the sound of splintering brick. >> loud noises, cracking throughout the evening, getting progressively greater like boom, boom, boom, so we got up and couldn't get out of the garage door. >> reporter: neighbor derek and his father ran over to help, grabbing whatever they could. >> i didn't know how bad the situation was, but we kept running in and out as much as we could until police officers told us we could no longer go in because it was too dangerous. >> reporter: this town has had this problem before. in 2004, a massive 160 foot sing
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hole opened on the same road, shutting it down for nearly ten months. authorities blaming this sinkhole on a collapsed sewer pipe 45 feet under the ground, and residents are urged to stay away. >> let the people get their jobs done. it's a devastating situation. we don't want it to become a tragedy. >> reporter: engineers are working to get people back home, but say it could be two weeks before that happens. eva pilgrim, abc news, michigan. blast of winter weather that buried the plains in snow. it is on the move right now. >> driving conditions have improved in the upper midwest after the storm closed some interstates. gusty winds led to delays and flight cancellation in at the minneapolis st. paul airport. strong wind knocked out power thousands in michigan last night, and unusually warm weather raised a possibility of tornados in the south. >> millions of americans head back to work today after the long holiday weekend. accuweather's paul williams has a look at the rest of the week.
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good morning. >> good morning. there's a blast of cold air. i need your attention for you focus on the west. by late week, we look for a brief spell of colder weather. temperatures dropping between 3 to 6 degrees below the norm and lake effect snow kicking in new york and pennsylvania and even as far south as west virginia. then we have a low pressure system that's going to really crank it up as it moves north. look for heavy snowfall. it's going to cause problems on i-91 as well as 93 with travel interruption and 30-40 miles per hour winds. that's significant. the snow personal kicks in as the low kicks in moisture smacking into the cold air from the north. kendis, diane? >> thank you. the night had a promising start for an oregon resident, justin hallworth. after a few drinks he decided to
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see "star wars rogue one," but one problem, he fell asleep 20 minutes into the movie. >> which is what many of us do in the movies, but he woke up hours later in an empty movie theater. he accidentally set off the alarm thought someone would arrive, but no one came. >> i just called 911 at that point, and no other option, and i ended up getting a hold of them and thought, it's not an emergency, i'm just stuck in the movie theater here. >> deputies say it's not a crime, and that the theater staff just forgot to check the entire theater before closing for the night. maybe he got a few free screenings. >> exactly. >> maybe he works the night shift. we hear you, justin. >> no word if he fell asleep because he did not appreciate the movie, which is from our parent company disney. so it's impossible not to
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appreciate "rogue one". >> it was just because he had a few before going to the theater. coming up, defending your deliveries against those trying to steal them. we have hints about how maybe you can keep your gifts safety ahead. and taylor swift's gift, christmas gift, to one of her oldest fans. that's ahead in the skinny. it's really cool. "world news now" weather brought to you by life alert. life alert.
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allow the bear to spend the winter there, but eventually, they hope to find a place for him at a zoo. was he trying to hitchhike? just wanted a ride. the thumb thing is complicated. a problem this season, thieves stealing packages from someone's front porch. >> delivery services say there's not much they can do, so that means homeowners are taking action. in washington state, however, they are fighting back. abc with the story there. >> reporter: homeowners striking back against those porch pirates, the brazen thieves hitting in broad daylight, coming on foot, by car, and even by two wheels looking for easy loot at your doorstep. 23 million americans already falling victim to the crime, and now some are fighting back. jeremy set up a bait box that sets off a blank shotgun shell when grabbed.
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police say something this extreme is not a great idea, so far, it's worked. twice. would-be thieves scurrying off. >> i have no real recourse. if i want a solution that would detour and prevent, nothing scarier than think you're shot at by a 12 gauge. >> reporter: this seattle woman saved her package while traveling hundreds of miles away thanks to ring. from her cell phone, she saw a live feed of a man on her porch and talked him into walking off empty handed. officials say the best way to fight back? surveillance cameras providing a clear view of faces and license plates on get-away cars. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> i say the best way to fight back is "home alone" style setup. shotgun, paint buckets cover the thieves, feathers, net catches them. >> here's another idea. deliver it to your office.
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where there's people there. and -- >> okay. >> not to an empty house. >> you could do it that way too. >> if you want to do that sure-fire way, but go ahead with the bells and whistles. >> i should cancel all the paint buckets and feathers. when we come back, learning much more details about george michael's good deeds. and taylor swift did a good deed herself for the oldest fan. stay with us. "the skinny's" next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc after this from our abc stations.ar music playing ) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ reactions pouring in after the death of pop superstar, george michael. fans stopping by london home to leave flowers and tokens of remembrance. celebrities tweet reactions to his death and what he meant to them. with that, we are learning surprising things about him. >> for example, did you know this, five years ago, he was the first, first ever guest on car pool karaoke with james corden. ♪ baby i'm your man >> i love it! ♪ no less baby ♪ i'm your man >> look how much he was into it way back then. corden is actually a huge, huge fan of george michael.
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it was a sketch for bbc comic relief, annual television program that raises money for charity. you saw the matching jackets there. that's corden there driving while sitting on the right, of course, in the uk. >> and it was based on this and how much fun people had watching this that then car pool karaoke was born when corden got his own show. >> over on cbs and became a huge thing. so fun to see there. >> another side to george michael, a fun side they have not seen, we're also learning that he was incredibly generous. since his death, dozens came forward with stories of charitable giving. in one instance, he saw a television program in which a woman said she needed $15,000 for medical treatment, and the very next day, he secretly gave her the money.
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>> and michael also donated money to childline, a counselling service there in britain, and two other children's charities and aids groups, of course, royalties from wam's single last christmas went to ethiopia famine relief. and he reportedly worked in a homeless shelter anonymously. >> that's the beauty. a lot of this was done in secret. it was not as though he was putting this out there and looking for credit. it's only now with his death all the people come forward saying, hey, by the way, did you know. >> yeah. he was at a diner at one point and one person was recounting after his death, of course, and his waitress did not -- was talk about how much debt she had. he listened to it. she wasn't complaining to him, but after he left, he had a check he wrote out to her, blank check, for several thousand dollars to get her out of the debt. >> wow. big heart. man with a big heart for sure. >> absolutely. >> again, those tributes continue to pour in for george michael.
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and pop star taylor swift is also known for some nice surprises. she gave one to a new fan, perhaps her oldest fan. she dropped in yesterday on a missouri fan who quite likely is her older. a 96-year-old world war ii veteran, cyrus porter. he's been to two concerts, a legit man, and says it brings him closer to 20 grandchildren. >> my. >> though i'm thinking that's just an excuse. >> i'm thinking so. >> he just loves. >> and then there was this. yesterday, it brought him closer to her. his grandchildren sharing these photos of swift and her 96-year-old swifty, giving an impromptu performance at the celebration. one of the grandsons called it a christmas miracle. >> amen to that. i want to be 96 going to pop concerts. >> singing i'm feeling 96. ♪ but i keep moving can't stop won't stop grooving ♪ rumors of britney spears death -- >> we have to complete the line
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before we scare people. >> -- are premature. she's alive and well and denying the report. so this -- the internet is cruel sometimes. apparently this started yesterday morning when sony music's global twitter account said, quoting here, britney spears is dead by accident. we will tell you more soon. r.i.p. brittany. moments later, bob dylan's account said rip britney. >> i don't understand why he's breaking news about britney's -- either way, it's not true. spears is not dead, very much alive and well. the sony account was hacked and dylan's account is managed by sony. there you go. nine hours after reports of death, spears posted photos of herself on her own account to verify. sony has apologized to the singer and her fans and those tweets, as you guessed, have been deleted. >> quick baby news, vanessa and nick lachey got a christmas present the night before, their
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whatever it is you got for christmas, it will be hard to top this gift from a mother to her adopted daughter. >> this gift touched the lives of two families in different parts of the country.
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abc's gloria riviera has the story. >> reporter: she's a little girl with three big brothers she adores. 10-year-old audrey wanted one thing. this year, it was on her list. >> the one thing she wanted for christmas, along with a cello, she wanted a sister. >> reporter: the mom, jennifer, searched for something, anything, for history in china why she was adopted in 2007. >> we happened to stumble upon an extra picture. from there, we were able to find that there were two of them. >> reporter: that's right, two, jennifer discovered her daughter has an identical twin sister, also adopted by an american family. >> like, amazing christmas present. >> i just thought it was not real. >> reporter: like audrey, her sister loves had fettuccine and sports opinion those little girls, fighters who made it through surgery for heart defects. >> like looking in a mirror. >> reporter: two girls who got a most precious gift, a sister for
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life. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> the girls are set to meet in person for the first time in the spring. >> and they talk, apparently, every day via skype. that connection that nobody knew ask viola. >> unbelievable. especially being identical twin s, she says it's like looking in the mirror for me. >> i bet it is. happy christmas for them. >> absolutely. don't miss updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. what do you think and what your favorite gift was. >> yes. and hopefully you have not returned it as of yet. coming up, more news from abc. >> just regift it. >> for next year. new year's gift. package it up. it'll be fine. this is abc's "word news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning, america. mall mayhem. violence erupting at malls across the country. strong winds f forced flight police even had to rush in and now they're revealing what may be to blame. >> severe storms on the move for millions. the return home has been dangerous. a massive weather system stretching from texas to maine. what's in store for you today. donald trump is responding after president obama said he could have beaten trump if he were able to run again. this as trump announces he's closing his charity, but one investigator says not so fast. and the new video just in. a plane with more than 150 people on board skidding off the runway overnight.

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