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th this morning on "world news now," growing fears of foreign influence on american elections. >> as new reports surface of russia using hackers to help donald trump get elected. the president-elect is dismissing those claims as ridiculous. and at the same time facing backlash over a potential secretary of state pick and his ties to russia. the full story ahead. and breaking news in the death of a former new orleans saints player. the late-night verdict in the road rage murder trial. details, just coming in. then, mowers behind bars, the often overlooked victims of parental incarceration are the children they leave behind. how one very special day of mother and child reunions is helping not just to heal the emotional scars, but to change the course of their lives. and -- >> no putts. >> putting with the president. bill murray getting a warning from president obama there in
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the oval office. never said he's about to get beat in a friendly golfer's bet. the two also getting into it over their cross-town baseball rivalry. see who came out on top this monday, december 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> he's having the best year yet. his cubbies are winning. he gets to go golfing there. playing a little putting there with the president. >> looks like fun. >> looks like a lot of fun. we're going to get into that a little later. a lot of news happening over the weekend and especially this morning. >> absolutely.
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we want to begin this half hour with lawmakers united investigating claims russia trying to influence the presidential election. >> even though the u.s. intelligence community says it's confident russia was behind the hacks donald trump is still questioning those claims and he's blaming the democrats for leaking that information. likely choice for secretary of state rex tillerson is coming under scrutiny. with his relationship with vladimir putin. more now from abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: donald trump digging in blasting a "washington post" report that russia interfered in the u.s. election to help him win. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's just another excuse. i don't believe it. >> reporter: and pointing fingers across the aisle. >> i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country. >> reporter: a person with direct knowledge tells abc news there is evidence that both democrats and republicans were targeted but that only information hacks from democrats was made public. but the rnc says it wasn't breached. >> the rnc was not hacked. >> trump still questions if russia was involved at all even after 17 u.s. intelligence agencies concluded that the russian government initiated the hacking. >> they have no idea if it's russia or china or somebody, could be somebody sitting in a bed somebody.
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they have no idea. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for an investigation, saying reports of russian interference should alarm every american. trump's recent comments are raising serious questions about whether he trusts intelligence. and he admits he's not receiving the classified presidential daily briefings, at least not every day. >> i get it when i need it. i don't have to be told -- you know, i'm like a smart person. i don't have to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years. >> reporter: trump's secretary of state will inherit the complex russian relationship, and there are concerns about trump's likely pick, exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson and his deep ties to president putin. >> i've known him since 1999 and i have a very close relationship with him. >> reporter: but trump says those ties are a good thing. >> to me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players. >> reporter: no announcement has been made yet, but trump tweeted that tillerson is a world class player and dealmaker. stay tuned. trump is also trying to dampen concerns about conflicts of interest.
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he plans to leave his great business in total, but his children will not. >> my executives will run it with my children. it's a big question. it's a great company. but i'm going to have nothing to do with management. >> reporter: now we're also learning more about which members of the trump family will be joining him in washington. trump's daughter ivanka and husband jared are now also eyeing a move to d.c. trump says he's looking into what roles legally they can play in his administration. ivanka has expressed an interest in women's issues while trump says he'd love his son-in-law's help on deals with other nations and peace in the middle east. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. and speaking of the middle east, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he's excited about working with the president-elect to dismantle the iran nuclear deal. netanyahu tells cbs's "60 minutes" there are various ways of undoing the nuclear agreement which has been a source of
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friction between him and president obama for several years. he says he believes donald trump will be a good friend to israel. >> i know donald trump. i know him very well. and i think his attitude, his support for israel is clear. he feels very warmly about the jewish state, about the jewish people, and about jewish people. >> reporter: netanyahu's comments seem to defy critics who've accused trump of tolerating anti-semitism. breaking news right now from louisiana. a jury has returned a guilty verdict in the case of a man who fatally shot new orleans saints player will smith. the trial of 29-year-old cardell hayes hayes went through the weekend after sunday's closing arguments. jurors found hayes guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter for the wounding of smith's wife. they decided against a second-degree murder conviction which carries with it a life sentence. that said, hayes faces up to 40
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years behind bars when he is sentenced in mid february. survivors are blaming shoddy construction for the collapse of a church in nigeria that killed at least 160 people. worshippers were inside the church saturday when the metal girders fell and the iron roof caved in. witnesses describe the gruesome aftermath with blood and bodies scattered everywhere. officials fear the death toll will go higher. also in africa and another church in egypt the scene of an apparent terror attack sunday. no group with has claimed responsibility so far. and in turkey an attack near a soccer stadium has left dozens dead. abc's lama hassan reports on the violence from overseas. >> reporter: the death toll in the turkish terror attacks climbing to 38. 30 of them police officers targeted in near simultaneous blasts at a soccer stadium. militants linked to the kurdish rebel group the pkk claiming responsibility. the government vowing revenge stepping up the fight against
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the recent wave of terror attacks in turkey. terror that is spreading. in egypt, an a attack on cairo's largest christian church. eyewitnesses say a woman planted more than 26 pounds of explosives hidden in a bag, shattering what was a solemn sunday service. at least 24 killed. most women and children. the columns were smoldering, people strewn on the floor and on the walls, this man says. everything was broken. outside the outrage and anger erupting. protests against terrorism. demanding national unity. egypt's president is declaring three days of national mourning saying a religious war is being waged, vowing to hunt down the attackers. lama hassan, abc news, london. there is snow on the ground in the midwest and it is coming to the northeast. a delta jet arriving from detroit to buffalo slid off the taxiway after landing.
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there were no injuries there. more than 1400 flights were canceled yesterday at the chicago airports with nearly seven inches of snow recorded at o'hare. already there are dozens of cancellations today at o'hare and in detroit. while the upper midwest and great lakes are clearing the snow, the storm is moving east overnight and on its heels we'll see some of the coldest temperatures so far this season with windchills dipping as low as minus 35. >> wow. maybe those temperatures played a part in last night's big game. it was a big match-up between the giants and the cowboys renewing their heated division rivalry on a cold night in new jersey at the meadowlands. you can see how cold it was. it was a defensive battle. the score 7-3 late in the third. then number 13, odell beckham, went all out for that run. dallas defense couldn't stop him to get to the end zone. the cowboys had the ball with
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just over two minutes to play when dez bryant fumbled it and the giants hung on to win it. the final score giants 10, dallas 7. it was cold. >> making excuses? >> exactly. now to a couple of guys with deep roots in the windy snowy city just hanging around waiting to get back on a golf course. we're talking about president obama and bill murray. >> so this new video was posted by the white house and it shows them practicing their putting in the oval office. conversation includes some good-natured ribbing which centers on the cubs victory in the world series. >> generally, i don't let cubs fans into the oval office. >> it's probably not a coincidence that your popularity is at an all-time high. so i would just stick with this, i would ride this baby. >> it's not going to happen. >> it's going to happen before you make this putt. >> during the video we see murray putt the ball in the cup three times. the president doesn't do it at all. >> and ultimately murray tells the president he suffers from
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knee pain and that prompts the president's plug of his health care law on his website, >> great a segue in order to talk about health care. >> it sort of flowed. if you watch the video. it was an okay attempt. >> good to see those guys playing together, though. coming up, the chance encounter at a dmv that saved the life of a toddler. how a sheriff's deputy who wasn't even supposed to be on duty forever changed the lives of one family in crisis. and the mother and child reunions behind bars. how one special program is helping incarcerated moms rebuild those emotional bridges to reconnect with the children they've left behind. and remember to find us on facebook at and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." " when you've got an uncontrollable cough, take delsym, the #1 12-hour cough medicine. it helps control the impulse to cough for 12 hours.
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a sheriff's deputy in florida is being praised as a hero this morning and understandably for his quick thinking that saved the life of a 15-month-old boy. >> it was a chance encounter for the deputy, who wasn't even supposed to be at work that day. abc's adrienne bankert has the story. >> reporter: a frightening lesson on the importance of cpr. playing out in a florida dmv. shakira nelson's 15-month-old son not breathing. >> at that moment i was in panic mode. >> reporter: surveillance video shows hillsborough county sheriff's deputy steve donaldson
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leaping into action. you can see him listening to the baby's chest. >> i never realized how small babies were until they're in your arms. but the overwhelming responsibility of this job is never understood until you have a baby like cory in your arms and he's not breathing. >> reporter: donaldson laying the toddler on the ground, administering compressions. in those critical moments before the ambulance could arrive, cory started to breathe again. >> i said a little prayer and i said god, give me strength to save this baby. >> reporter: thankfully, deputy donaldson had just retrained in cpr three weeks ago. cpr saves more than 92,000 individuals annually. but amazingly, only about 3.5% of americans train in the technique each year. the hero reunited with cory and his grateful mom. >> i look at the video, and i said, thank god for deputy donaldson because without him my baby wouldn't be here. >> reporter: this was clearly a case of right place right time. deputy donaldson was not even scheduled to work that day.
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he was filling in for another officer. it's a shift that both he and this family will never forget. adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to adrienne. coming up in our next half hour, hollywood's awards season is officially under way. who came out on top at the 22nd annual critic's choice awards? and the so-called elephant in the room that host t.j. miller refused to talk about on stage. but first, the powerful mother and child reunions behind bars. how one very special day for the families of incarcerated mothers is helping heal the wounds of the children they've left behind. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc after this from our abc stations. but at this moment, she's fighting a brain tumor. announcer: please take a moment and join st. jude in finding cures and saving children. visit
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they are the often overlooked victims of
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incarceration, rarely even mentioned in the statistics. the children left behind by mothers behind bars. >> yeah, and we're taking an up close look at the powerful mother and child reunions that are helping to get these families back on track. we're "up all nightline" with abc's juju cheng. >> andrew lejac is raising four daughters alone but not by choice. >> she's missed christmas every year, the girls' birthdays. >> reporter: for three years worth of holidays and birthdays, their mom ruby has been in prison. tomorrow he and his girls will set out to visit. >> it can be rough when she's not here. when there's something exciting going on or something that happened that's painful or -- even for a little concert for me. >> reporter: 98 miles from home ruby is here, at the only women's prison in michigan serving a four-year sentence for home invasion. >> i got hooked on cocaine pretty good and i started
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breaking into houses to feed my addiction. >> reporter: but mom's punishment is taking a toll on her kids. andrew is left to pick up the pieces until she's released next year. >> i'm missing out on my daughter beginning high school. i missed my youngest going to kindergarten. field trips. i mean, they're becoming young ladies. and i'm missing that. >> reporter: the girls are up early. >> grab the toothpaste. >> reporter: they can only afford to visit a few times a year. and this day is special. they'll get a few precious but fleeting hours with their mom outside the confines of the visitation room. it's part of a program designed to soften the damage done to kids when a parent is incarcerated. as they head toward michigan, mom ruby is at a prison workshop with 51 other inmates. the lucky few who through good behavior have qualified for the program.
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>> i'm giving you some homework to help you to be that mama. all right? >> reporter: here they're learning what it takes to be a good mother. this the first step of the one day with god camp, founded by scottie barnes, who herself grew up with a father in prison. >> their actions is what's brought them here. they've made mistakes. but i say it's like fixing an old piece of furniture. you have to take off the old paint, prepare it and put on new paint. >> andrew and ruby's girls are just four of the roughly 3 million american children with a parent behind bars. this month's statistic on new prisoners here tells the story. 60% suffered trauma. nearly 80% like ruby struggle with drugs or alcohol. perhaps most striking, reports that nearly 70% of inmates are themselves children of prisoners. >> how do you break that cycle? >> i want them to invest in their children's life and be
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honest with them, make them accountable so those children don't follow in those footsteps. >> reporter: but ruby's prison time may in the end be what saves her and her family. >> what do you see in her that's worth giving her another shot? >> her attitude now that she's been sober is she wants to prove to not only me but the kids and her friends and family that she's done her time, she's done with it and she's through. >> reporter: how has it changed your perspective being here? >> it's changed it a lot. like i just think about the things i could have been doing rather than what i was doing. >> reporter: and before you know it, it's time to say good-bye. >> i love you. >> i'm going to try not to cry. >> i love you. >> i love you. >> reporter: so much left unsaid. and yet the scars of past sins perhaps beginning to heal. for "nightline" i'm juju cheng in ipsilani, michigan. coming up, the longest ride ever in the history of uber. >> and the longest flight that
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some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ welcome back. time now for "the mix." the longest uber ride ever recorded. so this uber driver picks a woman up outside of a ben & jerry's in williamsburg, virginia, and the girl says, okay, now take me to brooklyn, new york. not around the corner. to brooklyn, new york. it took seven hours 42 minutes. 397 miles. and it only cost, this is amazing, $294.09. i've had uber rides from the airport that have cost almost that much. >> i'm thinking the uber taxi driver just got confused. if she picked her up in williamsburg, virginia -- which is like williamsburg, brooklyn and made a wrong turn? >> and the uber driver then turned around and drove back home to virginia. amazing. >> 294 bucks.
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that's a good deal when it comes down to it. so the world's longest airplane ride has been announced by qantas. i'm a fan of long rides, especially when you get to go on a fancy plane like the singapore airlines, a-380 with their lovely flight attendants and their lovely seats and the turndown service. that's nice. but qantas is launching -- they will launch what will be the world's longest nonstop flight. it will go from perth, australia all the way to london. 17 1/2 hours. i do kind of sniff out some sort of marketing ploy here in that tickets go on sale next march, the flights aren't until spring of 2018. >> well, people want to have their bragging rights of being on the longest flight. >> yeah. well ahead of time we are letting you know this will fun to happen. >> not fun to be in the last row but -- >> can you imagine? >> if you're in had business class -- >> that's the way to do it. >> this is pretty cool.
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this guy is into doing balloon animals. you see the daisies and little things. this guy did a full-blown t-rex. it took 1,400 balloons. 12 feet tall, 43 feet long, took us hours and hours to construct it but he used a machine to inflate those balloons. otherwise it would have taken much longer. >> very cool. so he's probably single. and speaking of the dating world apparently there was a study that found that love makes you happier than a pay raise. this is an investigation that found that doubling that person's income raised their happiness by under .2 points on a scale of zero to 10. >> really? >> this was a survey that was done of 200,000 people all around the world. >> how much for the love? >> love was .7.
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breaking news this morning on "world news now" the verdict is in overnight. a jury in louisiana finding the man on trial for killing former nfl player will smith guilty. we'll have the full story in a moment. for millions of americans a one-two weather punch. heavy snow and sleet across the central part of the country moving east. freezing over roads, even runways. with already freezing temperatures set to dip even lower. we'll have the accuweather forecast. >> many members of the saints there during the reading of the verdicts late last night. the other story we're following this morning, the winter storm that is working its way across the northern u.s. there are winter weather advisories in effect overnight in the great lakes region. with crews out trying to keep the roads open for the morning commute.
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later this morning, the golden globes. what is casey doing there? >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> just saying. >> oh, it was like a -- sort of like a -- >> i knew that's what you were going pore. >> picked up on it. here i come. >> here you go, second try. a little bit better. >> thank you. marci is here. >> hey, guys. marci gonzalez in for diane. >> good morning, guys. we're going to start this half hour with the breaking news from the overnight hour. you did get the clap from jack, which means you're welcome. >> thank you, jack. >> breaking news from new orleans is coming in. that verdict, and it's a guilty one in killing a popular saints player. the trial of cordell hayes went
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through the weekend. >> and it centered on will smith who was shot and killed overnight. after nearly six hours of deliberations, jurors convicted hayes had of man slaughter.. details on the case now from abc's phillip menna. >> prosecutors calling this road rage shootinging an execution. jurors hearing closing arguments in the killing of former new orleans saints star will smith. cardell hayes shooting smith eight times, seven in the back. smith's wife struck by the gunfire, too. >> i need an ambulance. >> speaking in his own defense, hayes telling jurors he opened fire fearing for his life, claiming smith attacked him and grabbed a gun. i know for a fact i was going to get shot, hayes said. hayes claiming he heard a gunshot before pulling the trigger. although police say a gun found in smith's car was never fired. >> the testimony he gave in his own defense has been contradicted by third party
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witnesses and it's been contradicted by the forensic evidence. >> smith was an all-pro in his playing career and a fan favorite. drew brees and other nfl players showing their support throughout this trial. >> cardel hayes was also found guilty of attempted man slaughter for wounding smith's wife. he will be sentenced in february. >> and there were many members of the saints team that were there during that reading of the verdict last night. the other big story we're following this morning is the winter storm working its way across the u.s. there are winter weather advisories in effect overnight throughout the great lakes region. with crews out to keep the roads open for a commute. a delta jet arriving from detroit to buffalo slid off the taxiway after landing.
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richard cantu reports will taking it on the chin. >> the windy city receiving up to 7 inches. >> it will be a normal start to the workweek. >> millions from illinois to massachusetts are hoping to wake up to that reality with winter alerts in 17 states, this was a familiar noise in much of the country. in detroit, more ominous sounds. >> 724. we just went into the grass. >> this passenger flight made it from buffalo to detroit but skidded off the runway after landing as snow came down. >> did a good job keeping everyone calm and got us off the plane in orderly fashion. people on the ground were awesome too, helping you off the plane and off the bus, telling you exactly where to go. did a good job. >> all 70 aboard are safe ann after an emergency evacuation from the plane's rear hatch. airline schedules took a beating from the brutal weather, stranding so many would-be travelers.
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>> i'm a liver transplant patient, and last night was the last dose of the anti-rejection meds that i'm carrying. so i need to get back to washington today. >> reporter: in michigan on i-57 they spent hours clearing the wreckage of 33 cars that piled in a massive crash brought on by treacherous roads. >> we were spun around facing the opposite direction. >> reporter: amazingly no serious injuries reported. experts warning better safe than sorry. >> we want the public to ask themselves a simple question. is this trip really necessary before you leave the house. >> reporter: still there are some who welcome the snow. >> you can make ice cream out of it. >> reporter: richard cantu, abc news, new york. >> that's one way to look at it, i guess. it's not just the great lakes, by the way, and the east that are seeing winter weather. >> let's get the complete forecast now from accuweather's paul williams. good morning, paul. >> good morning, marci, kendis. staying wintry throughout the northwest with a mixture of showers, mix of freezing rain and snow throughout the northwest.
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but then we have a significant amount of snow that's going to fall throughout utah, montana, going into the north central part of the country. this is going to slide through along with that arctic air. also snow expected to continue to tabulate between 6 to 12 inches of snow throughout michigan going into new york, buffalo specifically, all the way throughout the northeast and at least three to six throughout a chunk of the northeast. kendis, marci? >> folks in buffalo are like three to six, that's fine, no big deal. thanks to paul there. president-elect donald trump is dismissing a "washington post" report that russia used hackers to sway the election in his favor. a bipartisan group of senators is now calling for an investigation into allegations of russian interference. and 17 u.s. intelligence agencies had already blamed russia for the pre-election cyber attacks. but trump is rejecting those claims and pointing the finger at the democrats. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's just another excuse. i don't believe it.
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i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country. >> "the new york times" is reporting that both the democratic and republican national committees were hacked but only information about the dnc was leaked. rnc chair and incoming white house chief of staff reince priebus insists no rnc systems were compromised. and trump is expected to decide on a secretary of state any day now. exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson has emerged as the likely pick. but questions are being raised by members of both parties about tillerson's deep ties to russia. tillerson says he's known vladimir putin for nearly 20 years and has a close relationship with him. trump sees that as a great advantage, calling tillerson a world-class player and a deal maker. a southern california man
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has been charged with a hate crime after a violent incident outside of a mosque in simi valley. police say john madison confronted worshippers outside of the mosque and then stabbed a man. they say the victim was targeted because of his religion. police are also looking for a second suspect who also may have been involved in the incident. about a dozen guests were injured in a fire at a michigan ski resort this weekend. it broke out in the main lodge of the born highlands resort sunday morning. there were more than 100 guests staying in the lodge at the time the entire resort and its slopes are now closed with the busiest time of the year approaching. and atf investigators have finished their work at the warehouse in oakland, california where 36 people died in that fire. new details about the investigation are expected to be revealed tomorrow during a news conference with atf and other agencies. a refrigerator has been ruled out as a cause of the fire, but agents still suspect it was something electrical. a former member of the "brady bunch" cast has been fired by a radio station after some anti-gay remarks. susan olsen used to co-host a political talk show on the digital station which is based in l.a. olsen played cindy brady on the legendary '70s tv show. she was fired after an online altercation with an openly gay
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actor. evidence posted online shows olsen apparently using an offensive term for gay men in a facebook message to that actor. okay. as many of us are busy with our holiday season routines, i just put my tree up yesterday -- actually, i had it put up for me. i can't do it. how about a reminder that our animal companions like to get in on the festivities as well? >> do they? they definitely do in peru. >> they don't have a choice. >> this is the scene at the noel 2016 event in a small town outside lima. at least 82 pets taking part in a costume contest. >> where's the pet -- oh, i see. interesting. i wonder if they like this. so the event was part of the district officials to stop families from using fireworks and their pets during the holidays. >> this is more -- >> this is more torture. >> right. >> exactly. >> that one's feeling pretty
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fancy, though. is that an angel? hard to tell. >> we'll have to do those with our pets. coming up -- >> get right on that. >> -- how gps spelled lost for one family in oregon. >> the directions that took them up a lonely and unplowed mountain road leaving them stranded in the snow in their car overnight. and hollywood's awards season is under way. which movie led the pack with eight wins including best picture. the full story ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by
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ice to rescue a moose which had become trapped. they used axes to open a passage and led the frightened animal to the banks. the moose ran off and didn't appear any worse for wear didn't even say thanks? just ran off? >> it's a big animal. it's amazing they were able to. rescue for one family who found themselves stranded in a remote part of oregon. >> it happened after they put a little too much faith in the gps at night taking up a deserted and unplowed road. here's abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: this snow packed road stopping one family in their tracks. >> the next thing we know we started sliding and got stuck. >> reporter: the sanquists, mom, dad, their 9-year-old daughter and the family dog all on their way to california from their home in oregon. their gps mapping out the shortest route.
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just one problem. it took them up this unplowed mountain road. snow socking them in, no shovel, no cell phone service. >> i'm not even sure if i will a shovel if i could have dug out. >> reporter: ron hiking 2 miles to reach help. the family reaching 911. search and rescue getting back on track and issuing this warning for all drivers. many gps and map systems can steer folks in the wrong direction during winter travel where conditions are poor. >> it was pretty scary because to the left was a downgrade, quite a steep one. >> reporter: this is not the first case of a gps mishap. this driver followed her gps straight into canada's frigid ontario bay. she made a quick escape but her car was a goner. >> thankfully the sanquist family had enough food and gas to last the night. what should have been a seven-hour trip ended up taking them more than 24. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> that's why i say to not rely on the gps technology --
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>> who goes up an unplowed mountain road i? don't care what the gps is telling you. >> haters. it's an accident. >> not a smart one. when we come back, the film that scooped up the most honors last night at the critic's choice awards. jack agrees with me. >> he does. and fighting words, what madonna had to say as she accepted the woman of the year award. "the skinny" coming up next. skinny" coming up next. >> world muss now continues after this from our abc stations. [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.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time now for "the skinny" starting with hollywood kick of its awards season last night with the critic's choice awards. >> it's already here. the stars were out in force last night on the red carpet. it was in santa monica. starting with best actress winner natalie portman, who posed backstage hiding her baby bump. >> interesting choice. >> it is. >> judith light stunned in a shimmery floor-length gown. kerry washington totally nailed it in her star-spangled semi-sheer little black dress. and check out naomi harris in her little black dress with that peekaboo sheer panel. looking beautiful. >> so glad you got to read those. >> i wanted them to give it to you. i don't really care about fashion either. >> i would have skipped ahead.
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she wore a black dress. that looks like -- i don't know. but turning to the actual awards. and despite a tweeted promise to address the elephant in the room, the host t.j. miller did not mention his altercation with his car service driver on friday. the "silicon valley" star was briefly detained after allegedly hitting his driver over remarks made about president-elect donald trump. >> as far as the awards, "la la land" led the pack with eight wins including best picture. >> and casey affleck won best actor for "manchester by the sea." >> still hating on that beard? >> are we liking the beard and the man buns? >> it's a lot going on there. >> yeah. >> natalie portman won best actress for her portrayal of america's grief-stricken first lady in "jackie." >> a lot of people have been talking about her for oscar contender, and of course we get the nominations a little later on for the golden globes. so many of those names will be mentioned as well. >> absolutely. next some blunt words from the material girl. >> madonna took the stage to accept billboard's woman of the
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year award and used her acceptance speech to take digs at the music industry, sexism, and the struggle she faced over her decades-long career. >> but she really slammed the critics who call her controversial, saying the most controversial thing she's ever done is to stick around. >> michael is gone. tupac is gone. prince is gone. whitney's gone. amy winehouse is gone. david bowie's gone. but i'm still standing. >> so she finished off her speech by sticking it to her haters, saying their resistance only made her stronger, made her push harder and made her the fighter and the woman that she is today. she's a survivor. >> preach, girl. next, to another strong woman, just inking a $10 million deal with one of the world's most elite luxury brands. >> selena gomez has signed the eight-figure deal with coach not only to become the new face of the brand but also to design her own line.
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>> news of the deal comes as gomez was just named the most popular celebrity on instagram for the second year in a row. are you cheering her on? you follow her? >> no, i don't follow her but she's very popular on instagram. >> total of 104 million followers. >> that's insane. like she'll post something and just imagine the likes. >> thousands and thousands in seconds. >> immediately. and speaking of the rich only getting richer, celebrity couple david and victoria beckham are reportedly eyeing up the largest home in los angeles. >> it's called the manor and was built in 1988 by late tv producer aaron spelling. >> the 56,000-square-foot home features of course tennis courts and a swimming pool, 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms. >> there are 123 rooms in total including a gym, a bowling alley, and space to park 100 cars. >> just in case you need it. >> right. >> it's listed for $200 million and if it ends up selling for that price it will be the most expensive home ever sold in los angeles. >> the beckhams incidentally
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♪ no? oh, my gosh. i hope your check clears on friday. >> don't out me. >> she hasn't seen any -- i won't out you but she hasn't seen any of the "star wars" movies. >> well, there you have it. >> i'm sorry. i'm kidding. she's seen them. >> yeah. >> some very lucky vips, though, got their first look at our parent company disney's "rogue one: a star wars story" over the weekend. >> it happened where else but in hollywood. and abc's nick watt was right there basking in the light of the stars on the red carpet. >> we need to know how to destroy it. >> the death star of how the death star plans are stolen by jyn and her rebel gang. >> are you with me? >> all the way. >> there are surprises in the film that people are going to
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enjoy. >> reporter: darth vader makes an appearance. and more. there are no lightsabres? >> look, it would be very remiss of me to confirm or deny any rumors. >> reporter: they're all this "a star wars story." it's not part of the trilogy. >> this is very proximate to 4. george's first film "a new hope," in that movie the death star's blown up. this is a moyer that takes place right before that. and it very much is a hand-off. >> this movie is a stand-alone story. i think the audience is going to walk out really complete. >> you were on stilts. >> yeah. k2so is 7'1". >> and you are 5'11"? >> and a half. >> me too. >> you take the half as well? >> oh, yeah. >> so my son was telling me as we were driving here, so dad, that's like a "star wars" star wars film? and i go no, it's not "star wars" "star wars." it's just "star wars."
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and this is one of them. and daddy's in it. >> i'm like, you're right. >> i think it's the first film i've ever seen as a kid. i just remember those at-ats and darth vader and jabba the hutt. and of course as an adult and an actor it's a privilege to be part of a story that means so much to so many people. >> reporter: the next "star wars" sequel due december next year. >> we've shot 8 and it's being edited. and 9 is being written. there's a story already for 9 and a director, colin jabaro. we've not made specific plans for the sagas beyond 9. >> here at the "rogue one" premiere they cheered throughout the credits. that's a good sign. i have seen the movie. i'm not going to tell you what happens in the movie. i can tell you it's great. and that's it. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> do you get a sense there's somebody right off camera with a gun to nick's head saying don't you say a word? >> he wants his check to clear. that's what it is. >> we have some historic to do.
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making news in america this monday morning, the winter storm targeting millions of people. snow and ice creating a dangerous morning commute. the 33-car pileup and a plane skidding off a runway and the temperatures plunging this morning. we're tracking all of this. intelligence drama. donald trump now taking on the cia after the agency said russia interfered with the election, and the president-elect downplaying the need for daily briefings. we're live in washington. breaking overnight, a decision in the road rage shooting that killed a former nfl player. what the jury decided just hours ago. and move over, black friday. today is green monday. with less than two weeks until christmas, the big deals rolling out right now.


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