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making news in america this morning -- a trail of destruction across the lone star state. following following storms. same system. different problems. snow making a mess for hundreds travelers. details and our forecast straight ahead. a called of arms from the leader of isis. his message to muslims worldwide. and fierce denials. peyton manning fighting back following a controversial report that he used banned drugs during his recovery from injury. the odd twist that has many scratching their heads over the
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good morning. let's get to our lead story. the deadly storms in the nation's heartland. more extreme weather on tap for the south and midwest after a severe storm system claimed at least 19 lives. >> the dallas area in particular hit strong with nine strong thunderstorms. we get more now from abc's megan hughes. >> reporter: the christmas twisters marched across. in rowlett, they toss trucks and tore trees. >> you can see the transformers blowing up. >> reporter: the survivors count themselves lucky. >> in flooding like this led to this. in oklahoma, west texas and new mexico, snow created whiteout conditions on the roads.
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koat. >> today, everything is covered in snow. >> reporter: trucks out of control rest in the snow bank. more than 20 motorists were stranded on i-40 between amarillo and the new mexico border. all of this weather impacted air travel, too, more than 1,000 flights in the u.s. were canceled. more than 4,000 delayed. >> i would call it living hell. as megan mentioned the storm system is now heading east. >> let's get the details now from act cuweather accuweather's paul williams. >> unfortunately it looks like mother nature is going to target alabama, louisiana, for the next round of storms. it's over for texas and louisiana. but folks in new orleans will possibly see strong storms there.
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then, actually, rain to the point of flash flooding to occur in the ohio valley region. reaching over towards portions of st. louis, that's not the only concern. we have a storm that's advancing throughout the midwest with a chance of a wintry mix hitting chicago and minneapolis. >> paul williams, thanks so much. fires at two muslim houses of worship are being called arson. near sacramento, a fire bombing of an islamic center. members of that mosque demanding a hate crime investigation. no one was hit in either attack. the head of isis in iraq and syria is speaking out after months of silence. he's also made a renewed threat against israel. abc's jim avila is traveling with the president. >> reporter: the voice of isis. after seven months of silence,
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abu bakr al baghdadi appears desperate to rally his beleaguered fighters who have lost ground and leadership. iraqi forces backed by u.s. coalition air strikes have taken the strategic city of ramadi. 2015 has not been a good year for isis. losing its second in command to american bombs, its territory in both syria and iraq shrinking. >> isis is under a lot of pressure. and he felt the need of sending a message to his followers. we're still here, we're still strong, we're undefeated. >> reporter: in this message, among the world's 1.5 billion muslims. quote, "waging this battle is a duty upon every muslim and no one is excused." he also threatens israel directly, promising to liberate palestine. the president here in hawaii did not interrupt his vacation to comment on the isis message or its validity. 2 defense department did issue a statement congratulating iraqi forces for their success in ramadi.
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president in hawaii. breaking news from australia where a train has derailed, it was carrying 44,000 gallons of sulphuric acid. local flooding is making the recovery effort difficult. it can cause severe burns. back here at home, an indiana man is dead after falling off a cliff in a beach in san diego and it may be the fault of his phone. firms say he may have been distracted while walking. he slipped and fell 44 feet. passers by rushed to help. but he died before paramedics could reach him. peyton manning is going on the offensive over doping allegations. he said he'll probably sue the alga zeer ya network.
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former clinic intern seen there making the allegations. that former intern has now recanted his story in an online video. >> coming up, outrage in chicago over yet another police-involved shooting. then a first of its kind claim at the nation's busiest airport. someone there has been doing a lot of counting. and a music star adele once again entering the record books because of her new smash album. details straight ahead. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms...
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this morning after the long christmas weekend. the question on traders' mind, will be closing out the year with the so-called santa claus rally. >> the gains made between christmas and new year's, sometimes happens as investors reposition port fol owes. they could use some help right about now. nasdaq is positive. the s&p 500 is right about even. atlanta airport hit a major milestone it welcomed its 100th million passenger saturday. the world's busiest airport. traffic at the airport up 5% this year. that 100 million passenger was picked at random, he was given a new car, two round-trip tickets. because of the celebration, the flight. and speaking of milestones adele has hit her own, her new album sold more than 1 million
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release for a third platinum-selling week. enjoyed a holiday bump, increasing by 46% over the previous weeks. impressive totals. the new album has now sold 7.1 million copies. star wars the force awakens still smashing records at the box office. it took in an epic $1 billion in less than 12 days. . the fastest any movie has reached that mark. daddy's home debuted in second place. followed by "joy." all right, when we come back -- not your average high-speed chase, what had that boat putting the pedal to the metal for a long time. long bombs in football. stay with us. yeah, so? p it stinks in here. you've got to wash this whole room are you kidding? wash it?
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if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in chicago, new orleans, memphis, atlanta, new york city, los angeles, minneapolis. big list today. the families of two people killed over the weekend by chicago police are demanding answers. one of the victims bettie jones, a mother of five, was remembered at a vigil yesterday. police said she was killed by accident when they responded to a domestic call. abc's alex perez is in chicago. >> reporter: the chicago police department again under scrutiny after another controversial shooting. 55-year-old bettie jones and 19-year-old college student quintonio legrier dead. >> we've got two people shot. shots fired by the police. just to confirm. >> yes, they were. morning, police responding to a domestic disturbance call on the top floor of this two-story legrier reportedly threatening his father with a bat. >> upon their arrival, they were confronted by a combative >> reporter: jones lived on the ground floor. loved ones say she was opening the door for police when legrier
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stairs and she was caught in a spray of bullets fired by police. authorities saying jones was accidentally and tragically killed. the police department extending condolences. frustrated loved ones demanding answers. >> why you got to shoot first and ask questions later? >> she should not have to come outside, open the door and be shot down by a police officer. >> reporter: a emotional vigil for the victims. let it shine let it shine let it shine >> reporter: legrier's grieving mother says her son had mental health issues but was studying engineering and had a bright future. >> he was an honor roll student, he worked hard, he cared about people. >> reporter: the shooting coming after protesters on christmas eve has shut down shopping at parts of chicago's famed michigan avenue calling for mayor rahm emanuel to resign in the wake of the laquan mcdonald shooting. emanuel, on vacation in cuba,
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questions, and the department to respond to mental health cases. chicago police have not yet explained why exactly the responding officers opened fire. they are now on desk duty as the shooting is investigated. >> in cleveland, the family of tamir rice says it's unlikely that a police officer will face charges for his death. he was playing in a park with a pellet gun when he was shot by a white police officer. the incident caught on a surveillance camera. the grand jury has been meeting since october. three men are in custody after leading authorities on a wild-speedboat chase in the gulf of mexico. take a look, the suspects were accused of stealing that boat. they fled after trying to ram the sheriff's department boat. the coast guard got involved. this was a 20-hour chase. they were captured about 70 miles from the coast of cuba.
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on camera, this is new rochelle, new york, the 88-year-old driver lost control, one man in the store was struck, he's expected to be okay. the cause of the accident remains under investigation. well, a sad passing from the world of sports. former harlem globetrotter has dead. he played for the team if nearly a quarter century. >> he soon became the center of the show, both because of his charisma and his ball-handling skills. he went on to play an astonishing 16,000 games. meadowlark lemon dead at his home, he was 83 years old. the nfl has one more week to go. >> after what happened yesterday, you can honestly to say, more uncertainty is all about certain. details now in espn. >> john and john. we wear glasses. the panthers have over 14 weeks we have been telling they never lost a game.
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>> this just in -- it was in on sunday. cam newton. julio jones. all kinds of great football players in atlanta. matt ryan is going to throw it high and far in direction of number 11, always a good move. that's a score and the atlanta falcons hand the carolina panthers their first loss of the regular season. cam newton had one more chance. but, stripped by beasley. and the panthers lose for the first time. jets/patriots. we go to overtime. patriots, they win the toss, they elect to kick off. some confusion about which end zone they want to defend. they get it straightened it out. they didn't defend it very well. that's it, first possession, game over. jets improve to 10-5.
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into the playoffs. >> monday night football is a good one, cincinnati/denver. all right, thanks, fellas. unique piece of history is going up for auction, the gun power horn believed to belong to alexander hamilton, it's inscribed with his name and his year. 1773. hamilton entered columbia university. if you really want to blow your personal budget, how about spending money on a hoverboard, it boosts a person almost a foot off the ground. >> the batteries only lost about six minutes. six hours to recharge them, wow. one other thing, the board is not available yet. the company will take preorders,
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>> shouldn't there be applause? >> excellent. on my way to where the air is sweet can you tell me how to get to sesame street >> i always liked oscar the grouch and cookie monster. it kicks off january 16th. new episode will air on saturdays. nine months later, they'll be free for everyone on pbs. in case you don't have hbo, you can go to pbs later. they'll be back. next up, a fish tale about the one that got away and thank goodness, it did. check out this video that's from a fishing charter off the coast of jacksonville, florida, as it was visited by a great white shark, it took a bite out of the bait. it circled the boat and decided
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>> the captain said he oftens from sharks. he estimate this one was about 12 feet long. to me. >> he certainly did. i would be getting out of there immediately. times square here in new york city is getting ready for its big moment. take a look outside right now. you'll see the venue kind of quiet. a live look on this monday morning. about a million or so people will pack in there thursday night to celebrate the arrival of 2016. >> if you're one of those people, go to the bathroom early and often before you get locked in. the panels are on the iconic ball. lit fall as the world counts down to 2016. all told, the ball has
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the power to feel better. take act look at our top stories athe head of isis spoke out in a rare audio message said air strikes will only strengthen the terror group's resolve. isis has lost control of a key of ramadi. at least 47 people have been killed in that historic tornado in dallas. heavy snow from new mexico to oklahoma has hamper travel with snow drifts as high as 10 canceled or delayed. looking at today's weather, rain along the west coast, snow in the mountains, more snow from oklahoma to minneapolis. freezing rain to the east of that. more severe storms from the deep south to the northeast. and finally on this monday after christmas, an unfortunate
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with one of the year's most popular holiday gifts. drones. >> that means crowded skies as new owners try them out. abc's marci gonzalez starts. >> reporter: across the country this weekend, drones. barely out of their christmas wrapping, already crashing and colliding. these unmanned aircraft, causing more than just mishaps. they can be downright dangerous. just last week at this world cup event, a drone narrowly missing a champion skier. and last month, one barreling down onto a race in massachusetts, cutting two of the runners. >> i heard some commotion, so i quickly looked over and i just saw the drone coming down. >> reporter: in an effort to track down anyone whose drone goes rogue, the faa now requires all unmanned aircraft weighing more than half a pound to be registered. anyone who doesn't could face up to a $27,500 civil fine. >> think about this is not just a toy. that this is something that
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lives if you use it irresponsibly. >> reporter: people using drones as a hobby don't have to be trained or certified to fly. but with so many potential risks, drone schools like chris spiecher's dart drones are popping up nationwide. >> i think it's irresponsible for people to just go out and launch these without any knowledge of what they're doing. where they're flying and what the situation is around them. >> reporter: teaching everything from the rules to how to keep this from happening to you. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. you got one for christmas? >> that's exactly what it's going to look at. i did get one. it's a fun toy. it's one of those things. >> you were telling me f you're in d.c., you can't fly them. >> it's to not legal in the nation's capital where i live. >> okay, that's what's making news in "america this morning."

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