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he now says the president-elect can lead us to a better future. >> and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together, and his vision is something which, of course, connected with the american people in a very powerful way. trump's administration is taking shape with appointments, and steve is expected to be named treasury secretary, and for transportation, he picked elaine chow, former labor secretary and wife of senate majority leader, mitch president-elect and vice president-elect kick off a thank you tour starting in ohio. they hole a rally in cincinnati and other areas that shot them to victory. iowa may be the next stop, and the others have yet to be announced. now to the attack at ohio state university. isis now says the student responsible for that rampage was one of its, quote, soldiers. investigators are trying to confirm that. now independently. here's more from columbus.
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university community on edge. >> i don't think campus is as packed today, but there's definitely people out. i think there is up certainty in the air. >> reporter: the talk of the campus, the fellow buckeye, this 18-year-old accused of slamming his car into a crowd of people on the sidewalk near the engineering building before slashing victims with a butcher knife. heroic police officer shot and killed him. osu student, anderson payne, the hand. you get that dull pain in your hand, and then i looked down, and i saw my entire hand was full of blood. >> reporter: local and federal authorities searched the suspect's home, walked door to door in the neighborhood and scoured his social media posts. five months ago, the somalia-born student jumped across the stage in a ohio community college.
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facebook minutes before the attack, i can't take it anymore. this professor was one of the 11 injured. >> i want to see what all the circumstances are that led to him doing this and all the history that led up to it. >> reporter: this well-known university community now coming to the to show it is buckeye strong. as investigatorings work to figure ought if the motive was terrorist related, isis claimed the suspect was a, quote, soldier of the islamic state, and did not say if they directed the 18-year-old to carry out the attack. >> thanks to ken in ohio. the man accidently locked inside the cook county jail for more than a day got 600,000 for his ordeal. he was visiting his son when he was direct to go down the hallway and turn right where he passed through an open door that closed behind him. he was stuck in the room for 32 hours. guards could hear him yelling
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the fire department after breaking a sprinkler head. mcdonald's is playing with strategies to prepare the burgers. they have been testing use of fresh rather than frozen beef in the dallas area. now that trial now that trial is being expanded to include restaurants in oklahoma. apparently, they like the way the fresh burgers taste better. shareholders called on mcdonalds to improve food quality overall. mysterious things are caught by trail c those cameras put in place after reports of a mountain lion in the area. >> no mountain lion yet, but one of the cameras captured this image. >> okay. >> that's a fox. >> yes. >> that's not all. >> there's a gorilla there in the garden. >> oh, come on. >> wait, actually, there's two gorillas there. >> oh, come on. a woman with a walker is also in one of them for some reason. are we being punked?
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>> oh. santa claus. >> santa! >> on a hike, early christmas season visit, i suppose? >> uh-huh. >> guess he'll be back in a couple weeks. better have toys. >> santa! i can't do that high pitch. >> the only reasonable thing to be seen were deer. >> which you'd expect there on the trail. >> a nice look at nature for us. coming up, meeting the tennessee 20. they all work together buying low toe years, and now they hit it big. how much will each of them get splitting a $420 million powerball jackpot. >> the former police officer killing an unarmed black man takes the stand in his own ons and what he said that stunned the courtroom. first, a look at today's temperatures. "wor "world news now" weather
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one p one person dead after a car veered off the 405 freeway in los angeles and landed on a homeless camp. three taken to the hospital after the accident that happened in last night's rush hour. the victim was a 40-year-old woman. a walmart truck driver who injured tracy morgan and killed his freiend in guilty. he is charged with four counts of aggravated assault and could avoid jail time and won't have a jail record if he stays out of trouble and performances community service. the case of a police officer who killed an unarmed black man, high call slater took the stand in his own defense yesterday. here's the details. >> made the decision to use lethal force because mr. scott never stopped. >> reporter: this former police
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michael looked into the jury's eyes saying at this moment when he started firing at walter scott in the green shirt, he felt afraid for his life. >> i fired until the threat was stopped. >> reporter: scott was unarmed and is clearly seen in the cell phone video running away. prosecutors said it was murder making him stand up and hold a tape ruler to show him how far he ran, started shooting. he's claiming scott grabbed the taser in a fight before the cell phone recording. >> i saw that taser come at me, coming at me like this. >> reporter: he now admits that scott didn't run away holding it. people in the courtroom shook their heads as he struggled to explain this, why he picked up the taser from this location and moved it closer to scott's dead body. >> was it because i was policing my gear? i can't answer that.
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trying to plant evidence, but outside the courthouse in the black neighborhood he worked, they don't believe it. abc news, charleston. switching gears now to sports. tiger woods is a day from returning to c returning to competitive golf. woods has been on the sidelines for 15 months dealing with a variety of ailments. now he's in the bahamas for a tournament that starts tomorrow. he has 14 championships to his name, and he's ready to go at it again. >> i've long time, been away for golf throughout periods in my career. i care about what i do out there, like, i want to win, and i want to place the ball in the correct spots. >> he also admits he's nervous about getting back in the action. for this weekend's tournament, he's using the putter he used to win 13 of his 14 majors. >> all right. hopefully it brings good luck. >> yep. the obamas have hung their ornaments at the white house for the last time. >> yes. first lady michelle obama
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decorations. the theme is the gift of the holidays, special decorations celebrate military families and white house tree is hung with gold ornaments honoring gold star families. there's also large replicas of the first pets, beau and sonny, there as well. >> you can't celebrate christmas without the pets. the tree, by the way, 19 feet tall. big one. >> that is huge. they were bunch of volunteers yesterday, holding parties at the white house for them, and continues to be impressed how people give up time to be there at this event at the white house. >> on to the sweets now. they have a ginger bread white house, 150 pounds of ginger bread. >> oh, my gosh. i might eat that. >> i was going to say, a big group of people just going in and devour it on christmas. >> while mrs. obama gives you the stink eye, like, how many calories that is. >> that's not the rule in my
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all right. coming up, a group of workers in an auto parts plant that hit it big on the power ball. you're watching "world news now."
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? ? ? ? >> great song. if only it was reality. it is, though, for a group of 20 factory workers in tennessee who no longer have to worry about if, but now a when they get the money. >> they'll find out what they'd do with a million the lottery together faithfully for year, and now it paid off big time. here's more. >> let's see how you did. first number tonight 1. >> 21. 37. 44. 16! and i was screaming. >> they called themselves the tennessee 20. >> checked the e-mails, we won. just -- i almost passed out. >> reporter: these employees of an auto parts manufacture in tennessee played as a group for
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jackpot? $12.7 million each. >> last night, my check engine light came on, and i thought, well, you know, i don't have to get frantic about that now. >> reporter: still pinching themselves and still staying on the job at least for now. >> right now, i don't plan on quitting, but staying there. may change my mind, but -- >> reporter: several million reasons that just might change her mind. abc news, new york. >> yeah. my new cousins. >> i like the nickname, the tennessee 20. they will be on "gma" this morning, hear from them firstha firsthand. they used to buy $120 worth of wednesday and saturday. >> $12.7 million not bad. >> they consider themselves a family, work 24 hour shifts together sometimes, and on top of that, as if it's not enough, they did on vacations together. >> really? >> i thought we spent a lot of time together.
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together. >> well, we do trips together, but we're broke. we're not like the tennessee 20. >> maybe if we win the lottery, we can. >> to have a million dollars. >> in the meantime, we'll go down the block. ugh, it's only le and my cold medicines' wearing off. i'm dragging. yeah, that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours? guess i won't be seeing you for a while. my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ? approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling.
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to meeting her idol, and forget rocking around the christmas tree, it's rocking the internet racking up 90,000 retweets and 150,000 likes since post the. easy to see why. it's adorable. next, unwrap the truth from new zealand warming the grinch's holiday hating heart. over 2,000 new zealanders participated in a country-wide secret santa swap. they twitter user they follow to get to know, and buy a present and send it to the post who towards it on to the right place. i don't work in the north pole, but i bet they have the world's highest per capita population on the nice lais, just a guess. finally, why can't aden find what he's looking for, and why is it the cutest case ever? he was enjoying the day at the pool asking his sister to help
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well, take a look. >> what are you looking for? >> my goggles. >> where are they? >> i don't know. >> you don't know where your goggles are? >> yo. >> i thought you had them. what -- >> oh, oh! >> found my goggles! >> retweeted 31,000 times with good reason. i mean, i look a lot less cute when i can't find the keys in my hand or sunglasses i'm wearing. right? >> of course. >> oh, amen. we -- i definitely have done the sunglasses thing, but anyone who works an overnight shift does it more than the rest of the normal people. >> the weird part is when you're in the car, and where are -- where is my car? >> you try to get in the wrong one? play that game? >> oh, yeah.
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this this morning on "world news now," deadly wildfires in the south. >> as firefighters work to keep flames contained, there's worries the flames intensify once storms pass through the region. we have the latest up look at the town burned to ashes. a pipeline explosion near a major airport. the flames seen reaching through the night sky as invest gaiters raced to the scene. the tax you may have to pay for watching shows online. hear why a growing number of city and states are charging you for cutting the cord and watching netflix and amazon. the key to a long life? many say they have it, but a
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are best to ma are best to maximize longevity. is your hobby on the list? find out on the mix on this wednesday, november 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you all. we start this morning with the tennessee wildfires. they've now become deadly as well as destructive. >> i want to show you still pictures of just some of the damage in the mountain resort town of gatlinburg. homes burned to the ground by the flame, and more than 150 destroyed. flames engulfing the mountain, more than 7400 feet above gatlinburg. the fire is sending smoke and ash in the city. >> flames continue to threaten roads, delaying evacuation efforts, and three people confirmed dead, more than 14,000 residents displaced, organizati abc has more from tennessee. >> reporter: race to escape
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>> reporter: flames over the windshield, riding shotgun driving through the fire in the great smokey mountains. winds gusting to 60 miles per hour fanning the flames. police rushing door to door evacuating the entire city of gatlinburg. >> police pounded on the door and said, you got to go right now. >> reporter: the wall of fire engulfing this cabin. terrified guests trapped inside the park vista hotel as the one next door erupts. >> you had to lay, like, perfectly f the smoke was just too thick. >> reporter: three dead, officials calling it apocalypse. >> this is a fire for the history books because it is unlike anything most we've seen. >> blotted out the sun. >> reporter: sunrise bringing images of the devastation in the hardest hit areas. just look at this home, completely burnt to the ground. you can see the giant steel beam twisted and bent by the heat of the fire. it's still smoldering.
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>> there's areas in there, it looks like a bomb has gone off. >> reporter: the great smokey mountains are hugely popular tourist destination, and the home of dolly parton's theme park, dollywood, 12 cabins burned, but the main park safe. she's praying for the families affected and the firefighters working so hard. the mayor said it's critical putting out fires like this at the burnt down motel. the b but there's much expected rain coming wednesday morning. abc news, gatlinburg, tennessee. breaking news from northern california where a prison escapee has been captured. campbell was returned to the santa clara jail since being on the run since the night before thanksgiving. he and three others escaped by sawings through the bars on a window and repelling to the ground with bed sheets. he was awaiting sentencing on a
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president-elect dining out with mitt romney, the man who slammed him as a fraud and con. he's changed his tune as he's a contender for secretary of state. they talked about world affairs and described the discussion as enlightening, interesting, and engaging. that one image from the dinner is getting a lot of attention. some remarking on romney's facial expression, you see there, bloomberg reported he and um >> maybe it was because of the frog legs. >> maybe. not to his taste. the trump transition team is expected to announce today his peck for treasury of secretary, and he's naming steven a former goldman goldman sachs, and trump's
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new debate tweeting that flag burning should be a crime posting anyone who burns the american flag should face consequences, possibly loss of citizenship or jail. it came after out after a massachusetts college removed american flags after one set one on fire to protest trump. a supreme court previously ruled that flag burning is protected under the first amendment. trump and vice president-elect mike pence keep a thousand jobs from moving overseas. carrier planned to shut down in indianapolis and shift manufacturing to mexico, but they worked out an agreement with trump and expected to unveil details today. now to the deadly plane crash in south america likely to be a long investigation into its cause. 71 people on board and killed including most of the members of the brazilian soccer club on
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the crew repor the crew reported an electrical failure, and the plane's black boxes have been recovered. this emotional scene taking place at the team's stadium in brazil. fans cheering, clapping in the stands, a candle lit memorial was also set up in the team's locker room. in south carolina, closing argument set this morning in the case of a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. he took the saying he felt total fear when the victim, walter scott, got control of his taser pointing it at him. however, scott was dozens of feet away from the officer and his stun gun before he was shot. >> i didn't know the distance, so i fired the firearm until the threat was stopped. >> he had trouble explaining what he's doing here, picking up the taser from one location moving it closer to scott's
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convicted. an ohio state university professor injured in thursday's campus rampage is withholding judgment about the student who launched the attack. isis called the student one of their soldiers and investigators are searching for ties to the terrorist group. brian ross with more. >> reporter: isis is claiming the ohio state attack is carried out by what its called one of his soldiers of the islamic state. graduating with honors from community college in ohio. leading one of the victims to wonder what happened. >> pictures of the graduation shows a jubilant young man, so for this to happen four to five months later, yes, i would be very interested to know all the circumstances. >> reporter: all smiles in facebook, his name now is added to a long list of at least 14 young people linked to terrorist attacks in the u.s.
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facebook before the attack in which he was shot dead, he wrote, if you want us muslims to stop carrying out lone wolf attacks, then make peace. authorities say he was not known to the fbi and has agents seek o learn more, victims begin the healing proces healing process. serving two tours in iraq uninjured, only to be injured on an american college campus. knife at me, and i reached up with the left hand and grabbed the blade so it couldn't hit me, and i ducked under the arm to get back in the building to get away from him. >> reporter: to determine the connection to isis, the fbi is going through his phone and computer records looking to see who he might have been in contact with. brian ross, abc news, new york. iraqi forces launch an assault on isis fighters trying
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mosul. the spokesperson said the front line in the city has been fully destroyed, but suicide bombers killed two soldier and wounded 20 more. militants are said to plant ieds in homes to stop the iraqis from advancing. across the border in syria, drone footage shows neighborhoods in eastern aleppo taken president the forces. captured monday and tuesday, and meanwhile, the u.s. blames human error for the air strike that kimmed syr 62 troops killed, and the u.s. said it's only confirmed 15. back in this country, video showing a major pipeline explosion near the kansas city airport. flames lit up the night sky, seen from miles away. the fire burned itself out after more than an hour. there was no damage and no one was injured, and the flights were not avffected. the cause under investigation. health officials warning
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to throw them out. three died and 17 others sick after eating the meal at the american legion. it's likely the result of a food-born illness, but they have not pin pointed the exact cause. dozens of people arrested in the nationwide protest over the minimum wage. demonstrators in chicago, detroit, houston, minneapolis, los angeles, and new york demanded wages be increased to $15 an hour. many of those marching are fast food and child care workers who a long time viewer of the show know we love our real estate here on "world news now," and this is one we've shown you before. >> a huge home near houston, texas, and it's famous because it's said to have the largest closet in the whole country. the closet itself? three stories with a floating staircase, just not closet. >> and a bar. and now it can be yours. the house is back on the market for the second time in two
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deal, just under $8 million. >> and that's for the house, not just the closet, right? does it come with the shoes, too? in that case -- >> it has to. >> worth it. >> the list price in 2014 was $12.9 million, so discount. >> it's gone down. >> there you go. coming up, growing problem playing out at gun stores across america. the surge of frightening and grab robberies. what authorities tell abc news where the weapons are ultimately ending up. plus, how cutting the cord could cost you. cities and states are trying to charge you money for watching tv shows online. let us know what you think on facebook at wnnfans.com, and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news new." nw."
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what fender bender turned into road rage in england. guy in the green upset after his flat bed was rear ended, and he wrestles the other dude. the green guy gets back in the flat bed slamming it into the front end of the other truck. that'll teach him. that's not enough. he gets out of the truck, and the other guy won't come out. >> he's going to climb in. >> smashes the guy's window with
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attacker down. >> oh, okay. that's one way to handle a situation. >> calm, relax, folks. well, here at home, a frightsening scene on camera at a gun store in tampa, florida. >> latest in the series of smash and grab robberies in america. the problem appears to be getting worse. here's the abc news investigation. >> reporter: the hunt on for brazen thieves who used an suv to smash into the florida gun store. up to grabbing dozens of weapons. abc news has learned gun store burglaries are surging across the country. in texas, this thief smashing the door, then the case, gone in seven seconds. ever creative, this gang uses a truck and steel cables to rip a metal gate off the hinges. some using blow torches. a disturbing 28% spike in gun store burglaries from 2013 to
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including assault rifles, stolen. this year, the pace of burglaries at a rate of more than one per day. >> less than 30 seconds, they are in, get the guns, and out. >> reporter: in and out, 30 seconds? >> 30 seconds. >> reporter: leading directly to violence on the street. >> we know the guns are instantly used to commit violent crimes in our communities. >> reporter: a growing threat as heists get bigger and bigger. abc news, new york. >> that's really impressive and 30 seconds for the other? >> netting 40 weapons. >> insane. >> the atf and national shooting sports foundation are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case. >> sure they are out there on the street somewhere. in the next half hour, new development in the kidnapped mom case in california. her husband is now speaking out just days after she was found badly beaten and tied up. what he's saying about speculation that his wife's
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favorite shows online may soon cost you. hear about the tax you could soon face for watching streaming services like netflix and amazon. you're watching "world news
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so som so some of us are still recovering from a weekend of both binge eating and binge watching. >> yeah. whether you're indulging why
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wrote." >> what's wrong with that? >> always catches the bad guy. ? ? if you are streaming it, you may soon have to pay more for it. nick watt tells us why. >> i mean it. it's stress relief, do not make a stressful. >> reporter: bad news, bingeing on netflix may become not quite so chill. dozens of cities across california are considering taxing netflix and other video streaming services. >> je >> reporter: maybe for kimmy, but not for municipalities looking to recoop costs by cord cutters. the argument? taxed on tv cable subscription, so why not streaming? with 47 million subscribers in the u.s., a potential tax pot of half a billion dollars a year. >> using a decade's old utility tax to take a tax out of the welcomes and apps like netflix,
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>> that would be bad. >> a disaster, ma'am. >> reporter: netflix says it's a dangerous precedent. >> it's a slippery slope saying a website or app like netflix, hulu, others are utilities, frankly, anything can be a utility. >> considering a 9.4% levy. >> how much does it cost? >> reporter: a buck a month for each of us. some in chicago agree filing a class action lawsuit after their city imposed a 9% tax in pennsylvania, it's 6% statewide. >> tell me what to do. >> voters are on the side, the law is on our side, and we'll see what happens. >> i feel like the story had a lot of unnecessary details in it. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> say it isn't so. >> yeah. jessica fletcher has not found a crime she's not solved." murder, she wrote," just read about it.
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time time now for the mix, and we start with what i consider to be very good news, maybe my favorite study ever, so this happened in the u.k. studying over 80,000 adults over the course of 14 years, certain sports help you live longer. >> oh. >> they include biking, for example. >> yes. >> very healthy exercise. enjoying a nice bike ride. we got racket sports are another good one, they say, to prolong your life.
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in, running and jogging -- >> what we do. >> need not apply. those are not going to prolong your life, apparently. same goes, by the way, for football or rugby in case you played either one of those, but i just got a new excuse to not run. >> to not run, like, hey you want to run today to lose weight? nope. >> christmas came early. mystery solved down under in new zealand. the folks at the entrance these certain traffic cones, orange cones, they kept being moved. take a look at the cones and you'll see. they didn't know why. finally, they set up a cctv, and apparently, this local bird native to the area would move the cones whenever people were not around. you see it down there? so construction folks kind of assumed that the bird was trying to get attention.
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always weird to them, like, all right, why are the cones dropping and moving mysteriously when no one's watching. >> that's funny. they are endangered and tough to spot there so this one wanted attention. speaking of down under, we heard of bear hugs, but what about a kangaroo hug? i'd like you to meet abby, the hugging kangaroo. rescued at five months old, been at thean ever since and thanks the rescues every day by giving them a massive hug. >> never forget. >> not just talking an awkward, the butt's sticking out, but she is getting in there and just giving a good big hug. >> not a bear hug, but a kangaroo hug. >> called maybe the most affectionate animal in the world. >> there you go. this is a lovely sight. in singapore.
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stuff. this is what they did to the biggest passenger plane, it's turned into a giant flower pot,
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this this morning on "world news now," wildfire emergency, the rain fanning flames in some regions. we'll talk with an official on the ground there updates. and last nights's dinner between president-elect trump and mitt romney was apparently good enough to bury the hatchet. what romney said afterwards and hillary clinton's surprise appearance last night. find out what katy perry had to do with it. new this half hour, new development in the case of the missing california mom found alive after three weeks. >> her husband speaks to abc news about his wife's condition after being badly beaten and how
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him to brace himself before visiting her in the hospital. and "millennials: the musical," latest with the "hamilton" creator, collaborating with the rock, we'll have the full story on the skinny. it's wednesday, november 30th. it'll catch on eventually, this song. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> yeah. >> i wonder if all the be on the phone. >> one show you're allowed to take photos of. >> snapchatting during it. >> d.j. kelly, like, no, not another one. all right, a serious note this morning, though, with the devastating wildfires in eastern tennessee. the resort city of gatlinburg under a curfew until 6:00 a.m. to keep residents and tourists safe. >> the fire destroyed much of the town at the foot of the great smokey mountains. unbelievable footage we're seeing.
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hour pushed flames over 20 square miles. >> 14,000 residents and tourists evacuated. some managed to get out with just the clothes on their backs. three deaths are being blamed on the flames. investigators say the fire that started it all was caused by humans. >> earliier we spoke with mark nagi with the department of transportation, spending all day driving around the coupe. >> i k what did you tell us about the destruction there? >> caller: good news is downtown gatlinburg is pretty much all in tact, but you go on the side streets and maybe within a half a mile of that main strip, it looks like a bomb has gone off. >> wow. >> caller: homes that are -- you only know they were there because the foundation is all that remains, and it's something that's going to take a long time for the folks in gatlinburg to rebuild. >> as you drove around the area, were you stunned but how devastating this was?
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from the night before about the high winds or 60 miles per hour, but only until you really see it for yourself can you understand how much widespread devastation there is in the area. it isn't just the folks vacationing there. this is also just the normal houses for the folks that live in gatlinburg, so these are the folks that are going to have to deal with this 365 days a year. >> can you speak to the ramifications of this? affecting bot t many, many tourists that go there every year. >> caller: yeah, certainly. you just wonder what it's going to be like when you get the busier tourist seasons. this is, perhaps, the worst fire seen in east tennessee in about a century. the governor toured the area. this is something that's going to take a while for folks to deal with. >> give us the latest overall as far as you know, the fire is under control and it did not have much of an impact on
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dollywood is based in ford, a ford, and the fire did not get into the area. we have seen heavy rains helping smaller fires that remean in the gatlinburg area. >> i wonder, any semblance of the a plan to move forward and rebuild? >> caller: well, i think it's way too early to say, but this has been something that governor is well aware of everything going on in the area, and it's something that the state will get federal assistance as well. >> thanks to mark nagi from the tennessee department of transportation joining us with the latest on the devastation, mark. >> caller: thank you. >> another note about the nichgs right now, high wind watches and warnings in the fire zone today, however, more rain is on the way. >> hoping the rain helps with the fire, but the same system is bringing tornados to louisiana and mississippi creating a dangerous situation in that region. >> this breaking news overnight,
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tearing across the south, and we've just learned those storms have turned deadly. in alabama, three people have been killed in jackson county. there's also multiple buildings destroyed across the state. we'll stay on top of the breaking news story. now to mitt romeny's stunning about face on donald trump turning criticism to compliments. months after romney blasted trump as a phoney conman, they sat down together with the secretary of state within president-elect saying america's best days are ahead. >> he did something i tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing. he won the general election, and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together, and his vision is something which obviously connected with the american people in a very powerful way. >> romney said he's been impressed with trump since the victory speech. they discussed world affairs over dinner calls the
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trump has been putting the cabinet together with nominees for treasury and trngs, he's sparking a new debate with a single tweet, punishment about burning the american flag. here's more now from tom llamas. >> reporter: president-elect trump starting his day with an out of the blue declaration on twitter. nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, there must be consequences. perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in no explauatination for the trig but it came 30 minutes after a fox news segment that a massachusetts college removed all american flags after someone set one ablaze to protest trump. >> they took down the flag after one flag was set on fire. >> reporter: flag burns is protected under the first amendment, 26 years ago, the supreme court decided it was freedom of speech. one of the justices who agreed
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long tradition of protecting unpleasant speech. >> we have a responsibility as a country to carefully protect our rights that are in the constitution. >> reporter: trump's tweet taking attention from a busy they for the transition team. republican congressman tom price of georgia picked as secretary of health and human services. price is an orthopedic surgeon and fierce critic of obamacare. >> this is bad for patients, of all americans. >> one of the few ame the health care law, repealing medicaid, providie iing insuran for millions of low income americans. he also nominated chao, and for treasury secretary, trump picking his campaign finance chairman who spent 17 years working for goldman sachs where he was a part ner, but the
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state still unfilled. trump meeting with bob corker. tom llamas, abc news, new york. hillary clinton made a rare appearance last night to surprise one of the most famous and loyal sporters. she dropped in on a a unicef gala in manhattan to present perry with a humanitarian award moving the singer to tears saying we need champions like perry now more than ever, and she credited clinton with will never go out. hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered for a final farewe farewell. there was a speech thanking world leaders for their words of praise, and castro's official funeral is on sunday where two american diplomats will represent the u.s. there. and there's overwhelming grief in brazil after that plane crashed and killed almost an entire professional soccer team.
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medellin, colombia, where the team would play the biggest match in its history tonight. 71 killed, but somehow six survived. after the crew reported an electrical failure, the plane's tail struck the top of the mountain and the rest slid down the other side of the mountain. the plane's black boxes have been recovered from the wreckage. among the victims was a 22-year-old player who a week ago was captured on video after learning he would soon be a dad. you see the excitement team to dance in the competition. a tennessee school bus driver acushicused in the death six children appeared in court for the first time. walker led in court in cuffs and shackled. his attorney immediately asking for a delay. he's due back december 13th. ecstasy closer to being available by prescription to
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and stage three would be the last step before possible approval as a possible prescription. it's well into wednesday morning in italy, we'll presume the world's oldest living person is not watching this morning. it's okay. a belated happy birthday anyway. >> emma moreno celebrated her 117th birthday yesterday at her home in northern italy. she blew the candles on her cake out all by herself. go, emma celebrating with her were her nieces, care giver, and doctor. she's the world's only living person who was born in the 1800s. >> i would love to chat with her. seen -- a lot, especially living in italy, the history she's seen. it's a title i don't want. >> the oldest living person? >> no. >> you don't? >> next time she's in the news? >> oh, don't -- it'll be her next birthday, 118, emma.
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coming up, the new development in the case of that missing mom in california found alive after more than three weeks. >> what her husband is now saying about the extent of her injuries, and speculation that her abduction may have been staged. first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by gain flings. this sca this scarf, all that's left to remember. what! she washed this like a month ago! how's a guy supposed to move on!
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to speculation that her abduction was possibly a host. sherri papini's husband, keith, speaking out, revealing to "gma" mixture of horror and elation upon first seeing his wife in the hospital. the officers warned me to brace myself. her face covered in bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings, bridge of the nose, broken. weighing just 87 pounds, he burns. she's been branded. now it's being a skrut newsed. >> it is not a symbol, but it was a message. >> to who? >> could be a message to her. it could be a message to others. >> reporter: authorities are hunting for the captors described as two armed hispanic women in a dark suv. keith said his wife was released with a chain around her waist
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pushing back against speculation the 22-day ordeal was some sort of hoax calling the rumors exhausting and disgusting. saying the long blond hair chopped off, using that as some kind of psychological warfare to destroy her identity. abc news, california. when we come back, the beauties who stripped off their clothes and makeup for a calendar. >>
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tim time now for the skinny starting with the first peek at 2017 calendar. >> will be the 44th edition of the italian tire company exclusive stars, but next year, like this year, they are focusing on natural beauty and femme anymfe. this showing the 55-year-old in a black piece, one of the photos, and profound expression on her face. >> uma thurman involved this year, she, by the way, looks half her 46 years in age. no other way about that. without makeup. >> extremely close up.
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nicole kidman. who said after the shoot that female power is the courage to be yourself. >> i love that. >> yeah. okay. speaking of body image and standards of beauty, the actor adam driver, big fan, opens up about extreme weight loss in the role for "silence." >> check out these pictures. he looks nearly unrecognizable in the role. 50 pounds lighter than usual. basically emaciated, a chris >> a far cry from the build for the character in "star wars" last year. >> he did not go into detail for the interview magazine as to how he lost all the weight, but he did say that the overwhelming hunger helped him to deliver a more raw performance. >> or hangry performance. >> wonder if he was cranky, because if so, i understand. >> "silence" hits theaters limited release december 23rd
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christian bale did a similar thing for a movie winning him an oscar. >> and matthew mcconaughey, and so there's been a trend. >> yes. >> of people who want totransfo. >> it's not healthy. >> are we encouraging actors to do things that are bad for their bodies because it's a guaranteed oscar? >> i would do it. >> anything for the arts. >> you'd do >> each camera adding ten pounds. >> unless the role requires doing this, i would not do a good job. hitting the internet, the brain child of dwyane "the rock" johnson, and the "hamilton" creator. >> titled perfectly enough "millennials: the musical." here's a look. >> i'm going to purge all my technology. i'm going to actually commit to
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suicide. ? this is all too complicated ? ? overrated ? ? trying to figure out how to use it ? ? stop wasting data after all ? ? delete my instagram twitter facebook tindr ? ? get a real job ? >> so the entire musical focuses on millennials' obsession with technology, and it runs less than 15 minutes. attention span. >> sort of long for them. wait, are you trying to say you're a millennial? >> what? what was that? all right. okay. all right. we won't have -- okay. moving on. next story. moving along. >> a celebrity teacher at the university of texas. >> oscar winning actor traded in the lincoln for a golf cart to give students a lift. >> part of the shore walk program created to help students
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? ? ? ? ? ? ? all right. i guess we couldn't afford the real version. >> taylor's not on spotify. no. we got ryan adams, just as cool. here's something that taylor swift fans had not considered, not even in their wildest dreams. >> everything has changed now that the ten-time grammy winner is filling blank space on
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get it? here's abc's dan harris. ? i don't know about you but i'm feeling 22 ? >> reporter: nan ffans will soo enjoy feeling 22 24/7. the multiplatinum pop star getting her own tv channel striking a deal with at&t to launch taylor swift now. >> are you ready? >> reporter: fans can access neve b u-verse, directv, and directv now, a new streaming service set to launch on wednesday. fans tweeting their excitement. screaming, dying, crying. i can't contain my emotioning. they are also saying good-bye to their social lives. last month, at&t announced swift would headline the super saturday night event on the eve of super bowl sunday in heioust. she tweeted out a jersey dawning
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she's not the only superstar. reece witherspoon is providing exclusive content to the service through her latest multimedia brand, hello sunshine. no word as to how swiftly the content will hit the screen, but it turns out for some -- ? wildest dreams ? >> reporter: wildest dreams do come true. dan harris, abc >> dan harris likes taylor swift puns, see! i feel vindicated now. >> had a few of them. does that mean you'll get the entire directv package or make you more or less likely -- >> just to get the channel, you mean? >> yeah. >> will i get it? >> i don't know. >> i know every word to every song, i don't know how much more i need. such a thing as too much? >> a long list of starbucks lovers.
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makin making news in america this morning, breaking right now, severe storms turning deadly. homes torn apart after tornado warnings overnight. where the storms are heading right now. those are still burning this morning. we're getting our first look now at the charred town and hearing from the two men who shot this video surrounded by flames while they evacuated. from enemies to potential allies president-elect donald trump and mitt romney having dinner together. what romney said afterwards as trump announces new cabinet members and sets off a first amendment firestorm. a pipeline explosion near a major airport sends fire shooting into the sky and leaves

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