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raiders have not made the postseason since 2002, but a victory over the bolts would lockup a playoff spot. san diego has been decimated by injuries. but the coach has been taking them very seriously. >> we will dig in to the preparation. and recover from the last game andgo compete. they make a lot of plays. productive offense. stingy defense. our work is cut out for us. you can see the tape and understand that. >> already have ten wins and those things. i know for our team, our focus is beating the chargers. if we don't, then we are still sitting there, hoping and wishing. >> abc 7 sports, brought to you by river rock casino. >> they should know more on logan couture and the condition. >> the whole game was filled with cheap many sleep-aids have pain medicine but zzzquil is different because why would you take a pain medicine when all you want is good sleep? zzzquil: a non-habit forming sleep-aid that's not for pain,
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firefighters saved a man who was about to jump from the rooftop of a 30-story building. what was a harrowing rescue in china. the man threatened to commit suicide due to relationship problems. while friends and others were a distraction, you see the firefighter who crept up behind the man and pulled him to safety. >> risky. >> yeah. but it worked. all right. meanwhile in florida, a murder for hire trial ended in a mistrial. >> it gained notoriety on "cops" and it was the prosecutor's second attempt to try a woman for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill her newlywed husband. here's the latest.
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>> i must declare a mistrial. >> reporter: a mistrial in the murder for hire for dalia dip low dee toe case when after nine hours of deliberations, the jury in west palm beach, florida came back split. >> there were three votes for guilty and three votes for not guilty. >> reporter: the state attorney vowing to try yet again to prove she hired an undercover officer posing as a hitman in 2009 to kill her newlywed husband. >> like, 5,000% sure. i'm positive. >> reporter: the prosecution argues the videos in this case speak for themselves. but the defense claimed this clip was staged by the police department to impress the crew of the tv show "cops." >> is your husband michael? sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: maintaining she was going along with what she believed was part of the show as she told us in december. >> that was the purpose of it. it was a show. it was a tape. >> you were acting in the tapes? >> yes. >> the reality is she attempted to hire people to kill me before. >> reporter: in 2011, she was
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convicted after solicitation to commit first degree murder, but that verdict was thrown out on appeal. now the 34-year-old is preparing to be tried for a third time. >> what we're focusing on is how we can better bolster our message and get that out there in round three. >> reporter: the state attorney says the trial begins as soon as possible. meanwhile, dippolito is scheduled to be back in court in three weeks for a status check. kendis, diane? >> marcy, thank you. in the next half hour, the growing debate among new parents, should you sleep train your baby? opponents says training is nothing more than the cry it out method of just ignoring the baby's screams. first, she's the young conservative fire brand who's lighting up the internet.
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♪ talk about millennials shaking up the old guard, you might say, using technology to get to stardom. >> just two years ago, tommy was hosting a tv show on her college campus, and now she's a rising star of conservative media with controversial ideas and audience that rivals the size of some cable tv channels. we're up all nightline with abc's david wright. >> reporter: lauren hosts her own show on glenn beck's the blaze. it's her final thoughts from that show that have really made a splash. >> i'm sick and tired of the failing mainstream media and failed democratic party blaming fake news for the election of donald trump. >> reporter: posted daily to facebook, aiming at pop stars and politicians sounding off on issues of race and gender. >> wouldn't it be nice if obama was concerned with our soldiers
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airmens, operators and marines overseas as he seems to be with where transgenders take a [ bleep ]? >> r. >> reporter: they have become a -- >> oh, colin kaepernick, i have some final thoughts for you, bud. >> reporter: many taking down kaepernick than tuning in to all cable news channel in an entire month, 66 million and counting, she is proudly, politically incorrect. proudly pro-trump, too. and trevor noah invited her on the daily show two weeks ago. >> i'm in the lion's den, trevor. >> i'm not a lion at all. is that like an african thing? >> reporter: the tension was palpable. i have to tell you, watching that i didn't think he was gentlemanly. >> yeah. i think so. you know, he was rude. kind of a jerk. true diversity is diversity of thought, not color. i don't see color. i voted for hillary clinton, and she's white as she come.
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that's my ivanka purse. >> reporter: held her on on the show. >> i got a cadillac because i'm american like that. >> reporter: she does in most things. >> i had a lot of great opportunities i've seized, but don't think i didn't work my butt off to get where i am. >> reporter: i don't want to be pat row niezing. let's come back to your age just a minute. when you were old enough to vote, obama was already president. >> yeah. romney was my first election 2012. >> reporter: have you ever traveled outside the united states? >> never been outside of the united states, not that i don't want to, but i've busted my butt to get where i am. >> reporter: she does the heavy lifting herself. >> i didn't grow up in a traditional legacy media situation where you have producers and writers and a full staff. >> reporter: she insists she's not a journalist, but a commentator, and she showed us how she looked at multiple sources before forming opinions. >> twitter is an excellent resource for me. i see what people are talking about, i see what people are tweeting about, and i go and look at three or four articles from various sources before i
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form an opinion, and that's how many millennial brains work. >> that's as lazy as you can be. she's in authority now. if you want to play the game, do your homework, not just rejournal at a time things you read on twitter. >> do you see her as a racist? >> not necessarily being a racist, but ignoring racial implications. >> reporter: the test comes after president trump takes office. is she a mouthpiece or hold his feet to the fire? you're a political commentator. do you plan to be as tough on trump as you are to the snow flakes? >> hold me to that. hold me to that. please, hold me to that. there's so many americans that are depending on him. >> reporter: just as there are millions upon millions watching her in a very real way, the mainstream media. i'm david wright for "nightline" in dallas. coming up, why the so-called man flu apparently really is a thing. and the woman who tried to go for a month without throwing away a single piece of trash.
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♪ time for "the mix." starting off with one, i think, the gentlemen might enjoy, a new study out of the university of london is claiming that viruses hit men harder than women. they say that -- >> we just whine about it more. >> i agree with that. they say some infectious diseases may evolve to be more harmful for men than women in order to protect. pregnant women. did you look at it? >> i looked, but that's not what i was looking at. >> anyway, i'm saying no to this study. i wonder how many men conducted
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it trying to make excuses -- >> it's true. we get sick more often than women and we whine about it a lot more. >> you just complain about it. >> yes, and we're ignored. jack is fighting off -- >> i'm dying back here. holy cow! >> jack's had the swine flu since the '80s. >> it's called cold sweats, chills. speaking of chills, an amazing moment here. the world competition for rock, piper, scissors taking place overseas in japan. actually, we'll get to that in a second. this woman -- i got distracted. a woman who lived trash free for 30 days. >> how? >> well, she used a lot of -- she -- most americans have 23 4.3 pounds of trash a day. so she used a lot -- she cut down on her packaged foods.
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she used a lot of compost in order to reduce the waste. at the end of the day, her trash or end of the month, this is a writer for buzz feed, her trash all fit into a small mason jar including some floss. >> good for her. now to more important decisions in life. rock, paper, or scissors. check it out in japan. >> i was getting to it. >> every year, japanese hold this tournament. is 100,000 members compete to be the lineup of the group's next single, and this was the final moment -- >> oh, my god. talk about the agony of the hands. >> you say never go rock? >> never go rock first. >> why? >> because you always assume that the other person's going to go rock first. you ready? ready? >> yeah. >> i had a feeling that was going to happen. >> you all right over there? you're going to be okay?
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>> just a little sick.
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this morning, a billion this morning on "world news now" -- a billion accounts breeched. yahoo reyeeling vet another massive hacking. what ewe need to know about your e-mail as notifications are sent out today. half of the country will be waking up to brutally cold temperatures, and out conditions forced emergency rescues in the east as a snow system in the west brings snow and rain. the forecast is just ahead. new this half hour, two sisters meeting each other for the first time. >> conjoined twins finally see each other face to face. the video that warmed even kendis's cold heart.
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>> what do eight of the top ten sexiest men in the world have in common. once considered sloppy, it's the hipster fad that refuses to die. the answer ahead in "the skinny." it's thursday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> can i just talk politics for a quick second here? because we had something that really divided the country over the last 24 hours. whether who is hotter, ryan gosling or ryan reynolds, and you'll recall it was brought up last night at this time. the people have spoken. 58% chose reynolds. >> i order a recount! >> 58% reynolds. >> impossible. >> we did a survey. >> absolutely impossible. i'm going to get jill stine on a recount immediately. >> we'll get to that, not that, later on this half hour, but we have to talk about yahoo because at this hour, they are in damage
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control mode announcing details of what is another massive cyberattack. >> 1 billion accounts compromised making it the worst breach in history. it's larger and different than an attack back in 2014 when 500 million accounts were compromised. the company is now urging users to take precautions. rebecca jarvis has more. more than a billion yahoo! accounts hacked. the tech giant revealing a third party, unauthorized stole massive amounts of user data in 2013, potentially including names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and even in some cases security questions and answers. this is the second time this year yahoo has announced a significant breech. in september, the company disclosing a separate incident involving 500 million user accounts. yahoo! telling abc news, they are notifying potentially affected users and have taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords. the fbi says they are aware and in contact with yahoo!. that notification process has just begun, so many people might
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not even be aware if they were part of the attack. yahoo! recommends anyone with a yahoo! e-mail address should immediately change their password and security question and beware of suspicious e-mails. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. rebecca, thank you. the security breach may hurt verizon's huge deal to purchase yahoo!. earlier this year, the communications giant agreed to purchase yahoo! for $4.8 billion. verizon says they are reevaluating that deal that has not been finalized. according to "the wall street journal," verizon is leaving all options on the table, including renegotiating the price or even walking away. turning overseas now. a cease fire deal is back on in aleppo hours after it collapsed. evacuation of thousands are that are trapped in the city are expected to receive help. they have been posting messages for help. rebel forces will also be
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removed from the city. the original cease fire brokered tuesday collapsed less than 24 hours later. incoming trump administration said a questionnaire sent to the energy department was not authorized. blaming it on a staffer who did not go by standard protocol. the agency refused to fill out the form in effort to protect employees who may be targeted because of their work on climate change. abc's brian ross has more. >> reporter: at the department of energy, cheers fears of employees that they may be the target of a witch hunt who repeatedly insisted climate change is a scam. >> it's a hoax, a money making industry, okay. the whole thing is crazy. the whole thing is crazy. >> reporter: the concerns among scientists came to a head when the trump team sent a list of 74 questions to the department of energy, in particular, question 27, asking for the names of all employees who have attended meetings about climate change or the social cost of carbon. >> they are scared. they are concerned about the ability to carry out their duties, their work, their research with integrity, but
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also with independence. >> reporter: in a show of defiance, the obama energy department now says it received significant feedback from our work force, adding we will be forthcoming with all publicly available information. we will not be providing any individual names. all this comes as the president-elect announced the nomination of former texas governor rick perry to become secretary of energy. who famously could not remember the name of the energy department when it was three of three cabinet agencies he wanted to eliminate. >> i can't, the third one i can't, sorry. >> reporter: perry takes over in office now held by a nuclear physicist. this week in a group led by environmentalists in san francisco, there's outrage by what's happening. >> our communities are under attack, stand up, fight back. >> reporter: environmentalists had held out hope for trump after the president-elect met with former vice president al
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gore and after activist leonardo dicaprio. >> climate change is real and it's happening right now. >> reporter: a trump transition official continued public assault on established science. >> there was overwhelming science the earth was flat and overwhelming -- >> you learn over time. >> 100%, you know, we get a lot of things wrong in the scientific community. >> reporter: the trump transition team says the question nar was not authorized and that the person who sent it was counselled. but what they won't say if the questionnaire will be withdrawn. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> thank you. the justice department will set a formal review of the st. anthony police department where a black motorist was fatally shot by a police officer in july during a traffic stop. attorneys for the officer who killed philando castile want those charges dropped. they claim castile was negligent in his own death and was high on
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marijuana at the time of the shooting. it was streamed live on facebook. a muslim-american who said she was harassed by donald trump's quarters alleged made up the account. earlier thissen month 1-year-old sigh yesterday said three men attacked her on a new york city subway and tried to pull off her hijab while screaming donald trump. police say she lied about being attacked and recanted her story. she is charged with filing a false report. a city in portland was brought to a standstill yesterday after a rare snowstorm. thousands of commuters who tried to leave work early instead found themselves stranded for hours. this school bus sliding down a snow covered street. >> wow. >> south of portland, an avalanche closed a major highway. in the midwest, whiteout conditions made travel very dangerous, and in upstate new york, two hikers rescued after spending two days on one of the highest peaks in the adirondacks. they were treated for hy hypotherm
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hypothermia. >> they were very lucky i would say at the same time. a lot of the country is waking up to cold temperatures as we brace for more heavy rain and snow. >> justin povick has more on the weather for us. justin? >> diane, kendis, thanks, good morning to you as well. we're tracking a big system in the west coast, heavy soaking rains, flooding on the i-5 and a feet of snow out over i-80. at least over 8,000 feet, so the passes will going to be nearly impassable. snow is going to spread out over the plain states heading into the weekend, substantial amounts approaching a foot in the upper midwest and eventually slick travel takes aim at the northeast. diane, kendis, back to you. >> justin, thank you. the cdc issues a travel warning for the city in texas. a federal health officials say pregnant women should consider postponing travel to brownsville because of concerns over mosquitos spreading zika. five cases of infection recently diagnosed in people living near each other in the city located on the state's border with mexico. a disneyland institution
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reaches a special milestone this year. and we're not talking about the attractions. >> that's right. we're talking about one of the employees. this is oscar martinez. coming up on 60 years in disneyland, started in 1956, the year after it opened. he's 81. he is the theme park's oldest employee. he works at the carnation cafe and started as a busboy there, and now he cooks up food for thousands of people every year. >> at 81, that's very, very good. >> great that he's still out there and working. coming up, growing controversy among new parents. >> should you sleep train your child if they refuse to fall asleep? well, one mother did it and she says it's the best money she ever spent. hired a sleep trainer and everything. >> speaking babies, the big news we're hearing this morning from the olympic swimmer ryan lochte. can you guess what it is? that story in "the skinny."
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take a look at this touching moment inside a california hospital. those are two formerly conjoined twins meeting each other for the first time since separation surgery last week. eva and erica shared a bladder, liver, parts of the digestive system and a third leg. doctors say they are recovering well, breathing without ventilators and they are even sharing toys. >> yes, they are. although i think the one on the they will smile on the faces and had no idea anything changed. >> right.
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among the hardest things for new parents is to hear that unrelenting cries of the children who can't fall asleep at night. >> some hire sleep trainers, critics say it's no more than letting them cry it out, but the question is, is it a good idea? here is abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: working mom of two, katie, calls it the best money i've ever spent, paying someone else hundreds of dollars to sleep train her 3 month old baby. >> since we planned on hiring a sleep trainer, and we had a night away, we thought, you know, why not save myself the heart ache. >> reporter: in an online article for "redbook" magazine, the 34-year-old real estate agent featured on hgtv's selling los angeles -- >> wow, look at this. >> great. >> reporter: at $30 an hour, bringing a professional in to manage the process was a no-brainer, planning a get away
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to a luxury california spa and resort because i didn't want to be in earshot of beau's weeping. being restful trying to enjoy ourselves rather than dwelling on what was taking place at home. >> i was so nervous. i kept trying to come up with reasons why he wasn't ready to do it yet. >> reporter: sleep training babies can be a controversial issue. >> it's not that black and white. often it's a blend of methods depending on the baby and what the parents feel comfortable with. >> reporter: her article now shared thousands of times, with many commenting. one writing, this is so selfish. another saying, if a woman doesn't have time to be a parent, she shouldn't have kids. but many came to her defense. writing, it helped put him on a schedule, and i'm all for making home life happy and rested for both parents. >> i know it's controversial for people to sleep train, but for me being a working mom of two, it's just something i felt
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strongly about. >> reporter: what's right for one family is not right for another family. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. and some people are hiring trainers as well, and other parents do it themselves. use their guide books and whatnot on how to sleep train kids and many are giving it a go. >> i mean, it's not just kids, though. adults too. >> i could cry it out method and hope it works. when we come back, the 12-time olympic gold medalist who is about to become a dad. and the one thing that eight of the ten of the world's sexiest men have in common, including jack. what is it? >> huh.
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♪ skinny, so skinny all right. time now for the "the skinny" starting with some celebrity baby news. ryan lochte has 12 gold medals, to his name, now he is also apparently expecting his first child. >> talk about he's got some swimmers. the olympic swimmer announced on instagram his fiance -- >> nice one. >> sorry. is pregnant with their first child. lochte wrote, my christmas gift came early this year, i can't wait for next year. best news i've ever received,
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hatch hatch cloudnine. >> he announced the engagement to the former playboy model in october, also on instagram, and they are reportedly planning to get married in august or september. >> so lochte had quite a resurgence in popularity on "dancing with the stars" after a run-in with locals in a gas station in rio and came under fire for exaggerating the story a little bit. next to a quiz. what do eight of the world's ten sexiest men have in common? >> the terrible towel? jack has it as well. >> i'm going with no. >> it's the scruff. facial hair on men is -- >> is that the sexy look? >> did you practice that one in the mirror, jack? >> do that sexy look one more time. oh, hey, ladies. >> the eyebrows.
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>> facial hair on men is really and truly officially a thing. more than half of the men in "glamour" magazine for 2017 have some sort of facial hair, and eight out of ten sport beards. >> topping the list, 50 shades of gray's heartthrob jamie admitted without a beard his face looks like, quote, a thumb. >> at no. 2, there's jamie not looking like a thumb to be clear. >> looking good. >> definitely does not look like a thumb. >> there's turner. rounding out the top five, robert pattonson, james mcavoy. luke evans? is there any scruff there? a beard? is a mustache considered a -- >> a little on the cheeks, too. >> oh. >> on the chin. growing it out. >> that was start of movember, movember 1st. >> only men in the top ten who
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are clean shaven, magic mike actor matt boehmer and tom. >> okay. >> well, jack adds to the list later on. >> men can be sexy clean shaven too. >> exactly. so can some women. >> yeah. >> facial growth. >> speaking of sexy men, keith urban will not be seeing a lot, or perhaps any presents under his christmas tree this year. >> on a press tour promoting the new movie, nicole kidman revealed that he won't be getting her husband any gifts this year, not a one. >> yeah. they choose not to spoil each other during the festive season. she did say, however, he'll get a kiss. >> a little something. kidman admitted that her two daughters sunday and faith want american girl dolls for christmas and candy and joked that they just want, want, want, want. so she's encouraging them to
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think of others instead, letting them choose a charity to donate to. >> i like the idea. >> yeah. >> good concept. they have a lot of money. you know. >> probably get a lot of gifts throughout the year. >> i think so too. i'm still looking at jack. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but 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
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♪ what is hill climb racing 2. >> 2. >> the sequel. >> there was a first one. >> i tell you, there are no original ideas anymore. >> all right. if you get bored of the top apps, you want to check out a movie this weekend, there's one that has fans very excited. >> we tried to keep it a secret around here at disney. because we own the franchise of star wars, but tomorrow's much anticipated opening of star
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wars, expected to be the biggest december opening ever. here's lauren lyster. >> a major weapons detected in -- >> reporter: rogue one landing in movie theaters from a galaxy far, far away with a fresh take on what fans know and love. >> may the force be with us. >> reporter: for the first time heros are not sky walkers, jedi knights or royalty, but a scrappy team of royal recruits led by felicity jones. >> there's a lot of surprises in the film. >> reporter: and for filmmakers of this one, a special effects challenge, making digital models of models built 30 years ago rogue one takes place before the original 1977 film. remember this classic opening explaining rebels, steel secret plan to the death star. >> i want to know what happened to the plans i sent you. >> reporter: those plans helping luke skywalker and pals blow it to smithereens. turns out, luke and the friends owe it to rogue one's rag tag
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crew of rebels. >> we just want more people to get to know the world of "star wars," the universe of "star wars." >> reporter: those rebels expected to draw the second biggest movie draw of all time after last year's "the force awakens." that brought in $2.1 billion worldwide. box office expectations are lower than this. partly because of the different cast of characters. no hans solo or sky walker, but an appearance from the galaxy's most notorious villain, darth vader. abc news, lauren lyster, los angeles. >> finally, we understand what is going on. now i understand. but she killed it for me. i know there's a higher plot. >> no, it's just the beginning. >> more surprises, yes. >> we'll have a review tomorrow. in insomniac theater. plenty of people are raving about it. >> practicing the force. >> reporter: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here's some of the top headlines we're following on this thursday morning on "world news now" -- millions of americans face plunging temperatures and dangerous windchills in the midwest. the bone-chilling cold headed to the northeast with temperatures hitting record lows. closing arguments expected today to start in the charleston church shooting trial. dylann roof is charged with shooting nine black church goers last year. the defense rested without calling any witnesses. unbelievable numbers this morning, 1 billion users, that's how many customers' accounts from yahoo says were compromised by a massive security breach.
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the hack took place the year before another intrusion that impacted half a million accounts. more details ahead. president obama promises to be part of one of his signature initiatives for the rest of his life. speaking at a summit, he called on adults to mentor young people. those are just some of the top stories on this december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good thursday morning everyone. we start the half hour with a dangerous cold that's gripping much of the country. white out conditions and arctic cold in cities like biff low, new york, drivers are being warned to stay off the roads and classes are being cancelled in many parts of that area. >> also in new york, two hikers were rescued after spending two days on one of the highest peaks in the adirondacks. >> in milwaukee, emergency centers are open so homeless people can get out of the cold. temperatures are expected to be 0 or below overnight. and drivers in portland, oregon, facing another dicey commute. take a look at this scene. they had a rare snowstorm that
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paralyzed the entire area. this school bus you see there sliding down the snowy street. thousands of children were stranded at school late into the night not just because their school bus night mooigt not have made it there, but their parents just could not make it there as well. >> wow. really tough. be aware of the wind chill outside. it makes it feel colder. >> it's been several years that these cities dealt with this sort of cold. >> bundle up, everybody. accuweather's justin povick has more on what to expect from that forecast. justin, good morning. >> thanks. good morning to you as well. big system impacting the west coast with heavy rain and feet of snow above 8,000 feet. big travel impacts on the i-5, and this system will work its way across the country as we venture towards the weekend. look at the substantial snow amounts spanning from the rockies all the way into the upper midwest. we got to talk about the northeast for today. it is going to be brutal as temperatures feeling like they are below 0.
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diane, kendis, back to you. >> justin, thank you. evacuation of civilians trapped in aleppo is underway this morning. reporters in syria say convoys are on the move right now after a cease fire that fell apart on wednesday morning was restored hours later. civilians have been trapped in the city with no food, water, some are also in urgent need of medical attention. evacuation is expected to take several days. we have breaking news now. president obama has unexpectedly declined to sign legislation to renew sanctions against iran. the bill becomes law even without the president's signature. the obama administration had pointed out that iran would not be affected by the sanctions as long as it continues to honor the nuclear deal, but they were concerned that that renewal would undermine the agreement. biggest names in technology agreed to quarterly meetings with donald trump. executives from facebook and amazon as well as apple sat down with the president-elect to discuss everything from innovation to immigration. many of them had supported
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hillary clinton, but the president-elect offered to do anything he could to help. amazon's jeff bezos said he found the meeting to be very productive. trump has tapped michigan chair ron that romney mcdaniel to lead the republican national committee. mcdaniel is mitt romney's niece and a trump support. she would be the first woman to chair the rnc in 40 years. she is replacing reince priebus who is leaving to become the chief of staff. members of a colorado school district will be armed. the hanover school board approved a plan last night to allow trained faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns at school. supporters say the plan could save lives. opponents worry it puts students at higher risk. closing arguments slated to start today in the charleston church shooting. dylann roof charged with killing nine black church goers after joining them for bible study. roof faces the death penalty if
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he's convicted. abc's lauren lyster with the details. >> but there's so many people dead, i think, oh, my god. >> reporter: chilling 911 calls revealed in a charleston courtroom describing the horror after dylann roof allegedly opened fire on a bible study after entering the historic church killing nine worshippers. >> did you see him at all? >> yes, he's a young 21-year-old white dude. he's got it in his hand. he's reloading. >> how many shots has he fired? >> i don't know, there's so many. oh, god, please help me. >> reporter: she made the calls, telling jurors that roof spared her life so she could tell the story. roof laughed it off and in the fbi confession. >> do you remember telling the lady i'm going to let you live so you can tell my story? >> yeah, i remember saying that. >> reporter: roof also telling fbi interrogators he was determined to kill back people. >> i thought about going to a black festival or something like that, but you got security so you got to wait for the day and you can't do it whenever you are ready.
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>> do you have any remorse? >> i think it's too soon. >> reporter: prosecutors say roof planned the attack for months, scouting several other black churches and target practicing in his backyard, using the same .45 glock he's accused of using at the emmanuel methodist church. the brother of one of the victims reflecting on the trial. >> over the last week and a half, we saw what racism looks like. >> reporter: lauren lyster, los angeles. >> lauren, thank you. oklahoma city police department wrapped up its investigation of a deadly workplace shooting at the airport. investigators released this surveillance video of the attack in november. southwest airlines employee was shot with a rifle while he was walking along the sidewalk. the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound a short time later. as the clock ticks down on president obama's time in office, the white house is trying to protect planned parenthood's federal funding.
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the administration finalized a rule blocking states from restricting funds to family planning providers like planned parenthood. abortion opponents said they'll seek to reverse the rule under president-elect donald trump. the rule takes effect january 18th. that's just two days before trump takes office. apparently green christmas trees, they are so last year. online retailer -- wayfair says trees in nontraditional colors are the new hot items. this year's popular shades? baby blue, hot pink, and orange wayfair says sales of other colors other than green are up 300%. the company is also doing a half christmas tree this year. >> okay. >> they are cut in half from top to bottom to make it easier to put against a wall. >> that's brilliant. that part. the colored ones? >> looks like the tree is coming out of the wall or trying to escape your apartment. >> saves you from decorating the
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back part. >> i like that. >> okay. so forget being the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. a new survey reveals philadelphia is the city of love, period. yeah. >> really? >> yeah. >> okay. pure romance, a company that makes what it calls relationship enhancement products used sales numbers to determine philly as the nation's sexiest city. it took over the top spot from washington, d.c. the capital held the title for two years. >> then i moved to new york, and it no longer became the sexiest city in the country. >> oh, i see, that was the game changer. >> no. 2 on the list, can you guess what it was? >> seattle? >> no. >> oh, that's not a city. >> detroit. detroit was number two? >> detroit was number two. >> yeah. a lot of the top five cities
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were in cold temperatures. like minneapolis, new york city. >> because you want to cuddle up together. >> yeah. philadelphia the sex jest city in the country. coming up, is your uber driver spying on you? >> a lawsuit alleges uber drivers have been accessing customers' personal information through their apps, tracking their travels, and what you need to know before hailing your next uber. and later, stepping into santa's winter wonderland. we're dropping in on the jolly old elf right here at macy's here in manhattan. one thing he tells every child that sits on his lap. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by -- pajamagram.com.
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to celebrities. that according to a court filing by a former forensic investigator. as part of a wrongful termination lawsuit, he alleges that uber's lack of security regarding its customer data was resulting in uber employees being able to track high profile politicians, celebrities, and even personal acquaintances. >> the data that was included in that included the trip origin, trip destination, route taken, what type of uber. >> reporter: reporter will evans for the center of investigative reporting spoke about the claims detailed in the court filing. >> he said it was an ongoing problem, that since so many people had this wide access, that anybody can look up anything, and, you know, the company would try to catch people afterwards. >> reporter: uber telling abc news in a statement it's
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absolutely untrue that all or nearly all employees have access to customer data with or without approval and sharing a warning that it says employees see every time they access internal data tools that says you may not access the account of anyone you know personally, another employee, a celebrity or other public figure or anyone at all out of curiosity. >> a lot of the apps we follow on the phone, a lot of things we use have pretty intrusive privacy items on there. in the case of uber, it's your location, it's your phone number, it's your social media, it's your picture. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, new york. coming up, that all-important visit to santa before he heads back to the north pole, of course. >> we're getting the inside scoop on what it's really like to be one of santa's helpers
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♪ oh, ♪ they know that santa's on his way ♪ ♪ he's loaded lots of toys oh, well in addition to mailing that christmas list to santa, there's app all-important thing you need to do. face time, not on the iphone, but, like, in person. >> you have to make sure you connect with santa, look him in the eye. >> when he says no, be, like, i know somebody. >> and right by his side, of
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course, are the loyal elves, but what does it really take to be one of santa's helpers? abc's will gants went to find out firsthand. >> reporter: it's the season for letters to st. nick and christmas wish lists. >> oh, no. shoot your eye out. >> reporter: whether they are asking for toys or something a little more sentimental -- >> please tell him instead of presents this year, i just want my family back. >> reporter: this time of year, everyone wants a piece of santa. >> santa! oh, my god! >> reporter: so during his busy season, i figured i could channel my inner buddy the efl and lend santa a helping hand. i went to the only place busier than the north pole this year -- the countdown to christmas is on, and all of the folks line up in macy's t. it's time to see if i can cut it to be an elf. but before suiting up in my efl
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gear, i had a chance to get some pointers from the man himself. now i was a little bit big to sit on santa's lap, but i sat next to him for the chat. >> i interviewed cool people, but this is the greatest interview of my life. >> it's my job to make children happy. >> reporter: but it's not all gum drops and sugar plums. santa and the team really have to embrace the togetherness as soon as the doors open at santa land. you'll see over 200,000 people every year right here. >> at santa land, that's right, that's right. >> reporter: so one more helping hand would be welcomed, but let me tell you, efl training is a little more difficult than you've seen in the movies. >> let's recite the code of the elves. shall we? >> treat every day like christmas. >> reporter: even the ho ho ho is hard hard hard. i have to work on my laugh too. >> from the diaphragm. >> ho ho ho ho. one last piece of advice from
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santa? >> you have to think like an elf. >> reporter: help from the macy's wardrobe department, bruce all mighty, yes, that was my elf name, was ready to bring christmas cheer to all the boys and girls in santa land. how excited are you to meet that guy over there? are you excited? >> yes! >> reporter: have you been nice this year? >> yeah. >> me and my sister cleaned up the basement. >> reporter: one thing this elf learned for sure, kids are very serious about what's on their wish lists. what are you asking santa claus for? >> toys. >> reporter: even when kids don't know exactly what they want, they come to santa with some very important information. >> a little boy came to see him. he jumped up, sat on my lap, and said 3-9, 3-9. the lady comes over and said that's the security code for our apartment. he didn't know what he wanted for christmas, but he wanted to make sure he could get in.
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>> reporter: no matter what was on the list, santa's message for each child is the same. >> this is what i say to all the good children like you. you don't find the meaning of christmas under the tree. you find the real meaning of christmas where? >> in your heart. >> in your heart, that's right. >> reporter: so, sure, i learn about toyland to-do's, north pole no-nos and santaland elves spilled some secrets, but magic, santa land, makes miracles happen everyday on 34th street. >> would you please tell her you're not really santa claus. >> sorry to disagree with you, but not only here i am to prove it. >> reporter: from up on the rooftop, abc news. >> i can think of no one more perfect than will to cover that story, and i think what he told santa, he's the most important person he interviewed, it was not at all exaggerated. >> oh, look, look at that! >> oh, santa! >> i look like the guy from mall of america, black santa. >> ho ho ho!
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frigid alaska temperatures. supposed to be cold in here, please. to get an idea of wirecutter testing, we head to minus 5 experience, a bar where everything from the chand leer to the benches are made of ice. >> cold in here, isn't it? >> a little bit. >> it's 24 degrees fahrenheit. >> to test for warmth, nick submerged boots in ice and measured how quickly the temperature inside the boot dropped. they wore them on outside streets and outdoor trails to test for traction. now the challenge. the water boot test that goes way beyond reasonable expectations. >> step into the buckets of ice water for five minutes or until the boots leak. >> let's do it. >> our test as we kind of stepped around, mimic walking. >> you can't feel a thing. >> crazy. >> you know, i got the one. >> this is a crazy test. >> yes, yes. >> you made it almost four minutes before that happened.
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>> on me, the sorel original, the wirecutter pick for overall best men's boot costs $200. >> great for the city, decent traction. >> on nick, the keen, best boot runner-up, suited to outdoor fun, around $200, and women, the wirecutter with these top picks. columbia women's heaven omni heat organza lace-up boot for $100 and the keen for $200. t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. >> a good pair of boots can be handy. >> we have to point out wirecutter gets percentage of money from retailers for products sold in the links in the articles, but we learned a lot there. next. rock out to nancy. >> that's the news for this half hour sbp
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this morning on "world news now" giants of the tech world meet with the president-elect. some of the industry's most powerful leaders getting the open for business signal from president-elect trump despite some of them being the object of his scorn during the campaign. hear what he told them as well as the latest on the transition. new developments from war-torn syria, the cease fire that broke down yesterday is now reportedly back on. but as rebels pull out against regime fighters, tens of thousands of innocent lives hang in the balance. heart stopping moments on the top of a building. an emergency worker sneaks up behind a distraught man threatening to jump. how he took action from there. get ready for the most intense game of rock, paper, scissors you'll ever see. >> oh, my god, no! >> the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat!
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it's the playground game like you've never seen it before on this thursday, december 15th. >> no, never go with rock! >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> never go with rock. >> why? >> never go with rock because rock gives you -- you'll always assume your competitor will go with rock because they will assume that that's a powerful thing and you're just going to go there with rock. no. >> then you pick paper. >> exactly. >> poof. >> what if they have rock. >> it's harder to do scissors. >> what if you know that you know that you know you're going to do paper? >> then you figured out the plot for "inception," the movie. is all about. >> all right. now that we spent ten minutes talking about rock, paper, scissors before we do the story on rock, paper, scissors, let's talk about the president-elect. >> exactly. it's a similar conversation had
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at trump tower today between the giants of tech. >> i bet they were discussing the high-tech game. >> donald trump met with a dozen or so tech executives, and you can see there at trump tower, encouraging innovation which many of them had feared he would undermine. trump's three oldest children also sat in on that meeting, again, blurring the line between the family's personal and professional lives. let's get more now from abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: trump tower turning into silicon valley, the president-elect, summoning the leaders of amazon, google, facebook, paypal, and apple, some of whom publicly supported hillary clinton. >> we're going to be there for you. you'll call my people, call me, doesn't make a difference. there's no formal chain of command around here. >> reporter: as trump welcomed tech leaders, he's also defending his pick for secretary of state, rex tillerson, amid
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charges that tillerson is too tight with russian president vladimir putin. >> rex is friendly with many of the leaders in the world we don't get along with. some people don't like that. they don't want him to be friendly. that's why i'm doing the deal with rex because i like what it's about. >> reporter: apparently, so does russia. tv newscasts there reporting there are few americans who have such good relations with the russian president. the relationship built during tillerson's years as the ceo of exxon mobil, one kremlin commentator telling "the wall street journal" tillerson's nomination is, quote, some kind of christmas gift from the american people to the russian people. putin, himself, sounding eager to meet trump face-to-face saying, quote, we're ready at any moment here. from our side, there are no problems. tillerson now bracing for what could be a challenging confirmation hearing. it would only take three republicans to block his nomination. his record at exxon mobil now under scrutiny including recent comments, tillerson saying he made it clear to foreign
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governments, his focus was not on american interests, but exxon mobil's interest. >> i'm not here to represent the united states' government interests, not here to defend or criticize it. that's not what i do. i'm a businessman. >> reporter: trump's decision to pick tillerson means that for the first time in 24 years there are no women or minorities in the top four cabinet positions, and tillerson is one of ten millionaires and billionaires named to the administration so far. more news from the transition team, donald trump just this weekend had been down playing the presidential classified briefings he was receiving, saying he's a smart person and doesn't have to hear the same thing every day. on average, he was receiving one a week, but that's changing. now starting this week, he's going to receive three every week. we asked the transition team why, they said they're just changing protocol. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> thanks to tom there. the inauguration is five weeks
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away, organizers are planning every moment. hundreds of workers took part in a day long rehearsal using a giant floor map of washington, d.c. to see how the festivities will play out. we know "america's got talent" star jackie evancho will sing the national anthem. the trump team calls the 16-year-old soprano an inspiration for all americans. 24 hours after falling apart, a cease fire is back on in aleppo, syria. the evacuation of tens of thousands of civilians trapped without food, water, or medicines starts this morning. opposition fighters will be allowed to leave the war-ravaged city. those remaining have detailed horrific conditions, including execution of women and children. helpless citizens, doctors, and activists begging for help, and the heart breaking pleas from the youngest residents, and many say they will not survive the carnage unless help comes immediately. and officials in the philippines are trying to down
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play a comment from the philippines president saying he used to kill suspected criminals. president duerte said he personally shot suspects when he was the mayor to show police they should do the same. the justice minister says he always exaggerates to get his message across. he's been widely criticized for the brutal crackdown on illegal drugs that led to the deaths of more than 2,000 suspects. for the second time in months, yahoo! reveals it's been victimized by a massive cyber attack. more than 1 billion accounts were compromised. making it the largest breech in history. it took place in august 2013, a year before 500 million accounts were compromised. that has been blamed on an unidentified foreign government. the source of the incident has not been identified so far. the source has not been identified so far. yahoo holders are urged to change pass words and security questions. in south carolina, closing arguments expected in a church shooting trial. dylann roof is accused of killing nine people in that
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black church last year. his attorneys rested their case yesterday without calling any witnesses. meanwhile, the final witness for the prosecution is polly shepherd, one of three survivors from the shooting. jurors heard the emotional 911 call. >> did you see him at all? yes. he's a young 21-year-old white dude. he's got it in his hand. he's reloading. how many shots has he fired? >> i don't know. there's so many. >> jurors were shown home video of roof shooting targets in the backyard with the same gun he allegedly used in the rampage. if found guilty, jurors have to decide whether to sentence him to death. in connecticut, ceremonies were held to mark the fourth anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. there was a moment of silence and flakes were flown at half-staff across the state. 20 children and six educators killed by a 20-year-old gunman who then killed himself. millions of americans are facing bone-chilling temperatures this morning. wind chill alerts out from north
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dakota to maine. this video from buffalo this morning where you can see there's a bit of a thunder and lightning show on display as well as blowing snow. take a look at these morning lows. 0 in chicago. 11 in pittsburgh. 26 in new york city. 15 in st. louis. west coast is dealing with rain and snow. in oregon, thousands of children stranded at school either because of the busses or parents were stuck in traffic. the federal reserve raised a key interest rate. the increase means slightly higher costs for mortgages and credit cards. the fed projected three more increases next year. stocks had the worst day in two months following that announcement. and amazon's drone delivery has liftoff in time for the busy holiday shopping season. the company shared video of the first drone delivery including a bag of popcorn and a video streaming device. the test run took 13 minutes and was for an amazon shopper in the u.k. more than a few towns have
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that one guy, that one guy whose outdoor christmas light display puts everyone else to shame. >> if i lived in the' burbs, i'd be that guy. some tried to get into the battle, right? compete house to house. >> yes. >> then there's this house in detroit -- that family on the left put out the white flag saying ditto with the arrow where the neighbors went all out. they were going to be more elaborate display, but they said they knew they couldn't compete and figured, why waste the time. >> for the record, the woman who has the ditto sign said it took four hours to make that sign, so they did put in some work into it. >> four hours. >> four hours? >> four hours. >> i mean, did she create the lights from scratch? filament and wires? >> exactly. >> okay. that one confuses me. anyway. coming up, from ditto
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firefighters saved a man who was about to jump from the rooftop of a 30-story building. what was a harrowing rescue in china. the man threatened to commit suicide due to relationship problems. while friends and others were a distraction, you see the firefighter who crept up behind the man and pulled him to safety. >> risky. >> yeah. but it worked. all right. meanwhile in florida, a murder for hire trial ended in a mistrial. >> it gained notoriety on "cops" the hit tv show, and it was the prosecutor's second attempt to try a woman for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill her newlywed husband. abc's marci gonzalez with the latest. >> i must declare a mistrial. at this time. >> reporter: a mistrial in the murder for hire case of dalia
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dippolito, after nine hours of deliberations the jury in west palm beach, florida, came back split. >> there were three votes for guilty and three votes for not guilty. >> reporter: the state attorney vowing to try yet again to prove dippolito hired an undercover officer posing as a hitman in 2009 to kill her newlywed husband. >> i'm positive, like 5,000% sure. >> reporter: the prosecution argues the videos in this case speak for themselves. but the defense claimed this clip was staged by the police department to impress the crew of the tv show "cops." >> is your husband michael? sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: dippolito maintains she was just going along with what she believed was part of the show as she told abc's amy robach last december. >> that was the purpose of it. it was a show. it was a tape. >> you were acting in the tapes? >> yes. >> the reality is she attempted to hire people to kill me before.
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>> reporter: in 2011, dippolito was convicted of solicitation to commit murder, but that verdict was thrown out on appeal. now the 34-year-old is preparing to be tried for a third time. >> what we're focusing on is how we can better bolster our message and get that out there in round three. >> reporter: the state attorney says the trial begins as soon as possible. meanwhile, dippolito is scheduled to be back in court in three weeks for a status check. kendis, diane? >> marcy, thank you. in the next half hour, the growing debate among new parents, should you sleep train your baby? opponents says training is nothing more than the cry it out method of just ignoring the baby's screams. first, she's the young conservative fire brand who's lighting up the internet. why 24-year-old tommy lauren rising star is feeling passion to cross the political spectrum. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ talk about millennials shaking up the old guard, you might say, using technology to get to stardom. >> just two years ago, tommy was hosting a tv show on her college campus, and now she's a rising star of conservative media with controversial ideas and audience that rivals the size of some cable tv channels. we're up all nightline with abc's david wright. >> reporter: lauren hosts her own show on glenn beck's the blaze. it's her final thoughts from that show that have really made a splash. >> i'm sick and tired of the failing mainstream media and failed democratic party blaming fake news for the election of donald trump. >> reporter: posted daily to facebook, aiming at pop stars and politicians sounding off on issues of race and gender. >> wouldn't it be nice if obama was concerned with our soldiers
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airmens, operators and marines overseas as he seems to be with where transgenders take a [ bleep ]? >> reporter: they have become a viral phenomenon -- >> oh, colin kaepernick, i have some final thoughts for you, bud. >> reporter: more people have watched her takedown of colin caper nick than tuned into all of the cable news channel in an entire month, 66 million and counting. she's proudly, politically incorrect. proudly pro-trump, too. and trevor noah invited her on the daily show two weeks ago. >> i'm in the lion's den, trevor. >> i'm not a lion at all. is that like an african thing? >> reporter: the tension was palpable. i have to tell you, watching that i didn't think he was gentlemanly. >> yeah. i think so. you know, he was rude. kind of a jerk. true diversity is diversity of thought, not diversity of color. i don't see color. i voted for hillary clinton, and she's white as she come. that's my ivanka purse. >> reporter: held her on on the
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daily show. >> i got a cadillac because i'm american like that. >> reporter: she does in most things. >> i had a lot of great opportunities i've seized, but don't think i didn't work my butt off to get where i am. >> reporter: i don't want to be patronizing. let's come back to your age just a minute. when you were old enough to vote, obama was already president. >> yeah. romney was my first election 2012. >> reporter: have you ever traveled? >> never been outside of the united states, not that i don't want to, but i've busted my butt to get to where i am in life. >> reporter: she does the heavy lifting herself. >> i didn't grow up in a traditional legacy media situation where you have producers and writers and a full staff. >> reporter: she insists she's not a journalist, but a commentator, and she showed us how she looked at multiple sources before forming opinions. >> twitter is an excellent resource for me. i see what people are talking about, i see what people are tweeting about, and i go and look at three or four articles from various sources before i form an opinion, and that's how
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my millennial brain works. >> that's as lazy as you can be. she's in a position of authority now. if you want to play the game, do your homework, not just regurgitate things you see on your twitter feed. >> reporter: do you see her as a racist? >> not necessarily being a racist, but ignoring racial implications. >> reporter: the test comes after president trump takes office. is she a mouthpiece or hold his feet to the fire? you're a political commentator. do you plan to be as tough on trump as you are to the snow flakes? >> hold me to that. hold me to that. please, hold me to that. there's so many americans that are depending on him. >> reporter: just as there are millions upon millions watching her in a very real way, the mainstream media. i'm david wright for "nightline" in dallas. coming up, why the so-called man flu apparently really is a thing. and the woman who tried to go for a month without throwing
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♪ time for "the mix." starting off with one, i think, the gentlemen might enjoy, a new study out of the university of london is claiming that viruses hit men harder than women. they say that -- >> we just whine about it more. >> i agree with that. they say some infectious diseases may evolve to be more harmful for men than women in order to protect. pregnant women. did you look at it? >> i looked, but that's not what i was looking at. >> anyway, i'm saying no to this study. i wonder how many men conducted
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it trying to make excuses -- >> it's true. we get sick more often than women and we whine about it a lot more. >> you just complain about it. >> yes, and we're ignored. jack is fighting off -- >> i'm dying back here. holy cow! >> jack's had the swine flu since the '80s. >> it's called cold sweats, chills. speaking of chills, an amazing moment here. the world competition for rock, piper, scissors taking place overseas in japan. actually, we'll get to that in a second. this woman -- i got distracted. a woman who lived trash free for 30 days. >> how? >> well, she used a lot of -- she -- most americans have 23 4.3 pounds of trash a day. so she used a lot -- she cut
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down on her packaged foods. she used a lot of compost in order to reduce the waste. at the end of the day, her trash or end of the month, this is a writer for buzz feed, her trash all fit into a small mason jar including some floss. >> good for her. now to more important decisions in life. rock, paper, or scissors. check it out in japan. >> i was getting to it. >> every year, japanese hold this tournament. 100,000 members compete to be the lineup of the group's next single, and this was the final moment -- >> oh, my god. talk about the agony of the hands. >> you say never go rock? >> never go rock first. >> why? >> because you always assume that the other person's going to go rock first. you ready? ready? >> yeah. >> i had a feeling that was going to happen. >> you all right over there? you're going to be okay? >> just a little sick. >> everything okay in there.
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this morning on "world news now" -- a billion accounts breached. yahoo! revealing yet another massive hacking. what you need to know about your e-mails as notifications are sent out today. half of the country will be waking up to brutally cold temperatures, and snow and white out conditions forced emergency rescues in the east as a snow system in the west brings snow and rain. the forecast is just ahead. new this half hour, two sisters meeting each other for the first time. >> conjoined twins finally see each other face to face. we have the video that warmed even kendis' cold heart. and what do eight of the ten top sexiest men in the world have in common. once considered sloppy, it's the
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hipster fad that refuses to die. the answer ahead in "the skinny." it's thursday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> can i just talk politics for a quick second here? because we had something that really divided the country over the last 24 hours. whether who is hotter, ryan gosling or ryan reynolds, and you'll recall it was brought up last night at this time. the people have spoken. 58% chose reynolds. >> i order a recount! >> 58% reynolds. >> impossible. >> we did a survey. >> absolutely impossible. i'm going to get jill stine on a recount immediately. >> we'll get to that, not that, later on this half hour, but we have to talk about yahoo! because at this hour, they are
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in damage control mode announcing details of what is another massive cyberattack. >> 1 billion accounts compromised making it the worst breach in history. it's larger and different than an attack back in 2014 when 500 million accounts were compromised. the company is now urging users to take precautions. abc's rebecca jarvis has more. >> reporter: more than a billion yahoo accounts hacked. the tech giant revealing a third party, unauthorized stole massive amounts of user data in august, 2013, potentially including names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and even in some cases security questions and answers. this is the second time this year yahoo! has announced a significant breech. in september, the company disclosing a separate incident involving 500 million user accounts. yahoo! telling abc news, they are notifying potentially affected users and have taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords. the fbi says they are aware and in contact with yahoo!.
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that notification process has just begun, so many people might not even be aware if they were part of the attack. yahoo! recommends anyone with a yahoo! e-mail address should immediately change their password and security question and beware of suspicious e-mails. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. rebecca, thank you. the security breach may hurt verizon's huge deal to purchase yahoo!. earlier this year, the communications giant agreed to purchase yahoo! for $4.8 billion. verizon says they are reevaluating that deal that has not been finalized. according to "the wall street journal," verizon is leaving all options on the table, including renegotiating the price or even walking away. turning overseas now. a cease fire deal is back on in aleppo hours after it collapsed. evacuation of thousands are that are trapped in the city are today. they have been posting several messages for help. rebel forces will also be removed from the city. the original cease fire brokered tuesday collapsed less than 24
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hours later. incoming trump administration said a questionnaire sent to the energy department was not authorized. blaming it on a staffer who did not go by standard protocol. the agency refused to fill out the form in effort to protect employees who may be targeted because of their work on climate change. abc's brian ross has more. >> reporter: at the department of energy, cheers fears of employees that they may be the target of a witch hunt who repeatedly insisted climate change is a scam. >> it's a hoax, a money making industry, okay. the whole thing is crazy. the whole thing is crazy. >> reporter: the concerns among scientists came to a head when the trump team sent a list of 74 questions to the department of energy, in particular, question 27, asking for the names of all employees who have attended meetings about climate change or the social cost of carbon. >> they are scared. they are concerned about the
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ability to carry out their duties, their work, their research with integrity, but also with independence. >> reporter: in a show of defiance, the obama energy department now says it received significant feedback from our work force, adding we will be forthcoming with all publicly available information. we will not be providing any individual names. all this comes as the president-elect announced the nomination of former texas governor rick perry to become secretary of energy. who famously could not remember the name of the energy department when it was three of three cabinet agencies he wanted to eliminate. >> i can't, the third one i can't, sorry. >> reporter: perry takes over in office now held by a nuclear physicist. this week in a group led by environmentalists in san francisco, there's outrage by what's happening. >> our communities are under
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attack, stand up, fight back. >> reporter: environmentalists had held out hope for trump after the president-elect met with former vice president al gore and after activist leonardo dicaprio. >> climate change is real and it's happening right now. >> reporter: a trump transition official continued public assault on established science. >> there was overwhelming science the earth was flat and overwhelming -- >> it's called ignorance. you learn over time. >> 100%, you know, we get a lot of things wrong in the scientific community. >> reporter: the trump transition team says the questionnaire was not authorized and that the person who sent it was counselled. but what they won't say if the questionnaire will be withdrawn. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> thank you. the justice department will be set to announce a formal review of the st. anthony police department. that's where a black motorist was fatally shot by a police officer in july during a traffic stop. attorneys for the officer who killed philando castile want those charges dropped. they claim castile was negligent in his own death and was high on marijuana at the time of the shooting. it was streamed live on
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facebook by castile's girlfriend. a muslim-american who said she was harassed by donald trump's supporters has been charged for allegedly making up the whole account. earlier this month, 18-year-old syed said three men attacked her on a new york city subway and tried to pull off her hijab while screaming donald trump. police say she lied about being attacked and recanted her story. she is charged with filing a false report. a city in portland was brought to a standstill yesterday after a rare snowstorm. thousands of commuters who tried to leave work early instead found themselves stranded for hours. this school bus sliding down a snow covered street. >> wow. >> south of portland, an avalanche closed a major highway. in the midwest, whiteout conditions made travel very dangerous, and in upstate new york, two hikers rescued after spending two days on one of the highest peaks in the adirondacks. they were treated for hypothermia. >> they were very lucky i would say as well as at the same time. but much of the country is
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waking up to a lot of cold temperatures as the west braces for more heavy rain and snow. >> accuweather's justin povick has more on the weather for us. justin? >> diane, kendis, thanks, good morning to you as well. we're tracking a big system in the west coast, heavy soaking rains, flooding on the i-5 and a feet of snow out over i-80. at least over 8,000 feet, so the passes are going to be nearly impassable. snow is going to spread out over the plain states heading into the weekend, substantial amounts approaching a foot in the upper midwest and eventually slick travel takes aim at the northeast. diane, kendis, back to you. >> justin, thank you. the cdc issues a travel warning for the city of brownsville in texas. a federal health officials say pregnant women should consider postponing travel to brownsville
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because of concerns over mosquitos spreading zika. five cases of infection recently diagnosed in people living near each other in the city located on the state's border with mexico. a disneyland institution reaches a special milestone this year. and we're not talking about the attractions. >> that's right. we're talking about one of the employees. this is oscar martinez. coming up on 60 years in disneyland, started in 1956, the year after it opened. martinez is 81 and is the theme park's oldest employee. he works at the carnation cafe and started as a busboy there, and now he cooks up food for thousands of people every year. >> and for 81 he is really, really good. >> great that he's still out there and working. coming up, growing controversy among new parents. >> should you sleep train your child if they refuse to fall asleep? well, one mother did it and she says it's the best money she ever spent. hired a sleep trainer and everything. >> speaking babies, the big news we're hearing this morning from the olympic swimmer ryan lochte. can you guess what it is? that story in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." >> new hair color? >> announcer: "world news now"
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take a look at this touching moment inside a california hospital. those are two formerly conjoined twins meeting each other for the first time since separation surgery last week. eva and erica shared a bladder, liver, parts of the digestive system and a third leg. doctors say they are recovering well, breathing without ventilators and they are even sharing toys. >> and you can already tell they have smiles on their faces. it's almost as if they had no idea anything changed. >> right. among the hardest things for new parents is to hear that
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unrelenting cries of the children who can't fall asleep at night. >> some hire sleep trainers, critics say it's no more than letting them cry it out, but the question is, is it a good idea? here is abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: working mom of two, katie, calls it the best money i've ever spent, paying someone else hundreds of dollars to sleep train her 3 month old baby. >> since we planned on hiring a sleep trainer, and we had a night away, we thought, you know, why not save myself the heart ache. >> reporter: in an online article for "redbook" magazine, the 34-year-old real estate agent featured on hgtv's selling los angeles -- >> wow, look at this. >> great. >> reporter: at $30 an hour, bringing a professional in to manage the process was a no-brainer, adding she planned a get away to a luxury california
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spa and resort because i didn't want to be in earshot of beau's weeping. treating ourself to a restful retreat meant we could try to enjoy ourselves instead of dwelling on what was taking place at home. >> i was so nervous. i kept trying to come up with reasons why he wasn't ready to do it yet. >> reporter: sleep training babies can be a controversial issue. >> it's usually not that black and white. often it's a blend of methods depending on the baby and what the parents feel comfortable with. >> reporter: her article now shared thousands of times, with many commenting. one writing, this is so selfish. another saying, if a woman doesn't have time to be a parent, she shouldn't have kids. but many came to her defense. writing, it helped put him on a schedule, and i'm all for making home life happy and rested for both parents. >> i know it's controversial for people to sleep train, but for me being a working mom of two, it's just something i felt strongly about.
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>> reporter: what's right for one family is not right for another family. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. and some people are hiring trainers as well, and other parents do it themselves. use their guide books and whatnot on how to sleep train kids and many are giving it a go. >> i mean, it's not just kids, though. adults too. >> i could cry it out method and hope it works. when we come back, the 12-time olympic gold medalist who is about to become a dad. and the one thing that eight of the ten of the world's sexiest men have in common, including jack. actually. what is it? >> huh. "the skinny" is next. >> it is. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny, so skinny all right. time now for the "the skinny" starting with some celebrity baby news. ryan lochte has 12 gold medals, to his name, now he is also apparently expecting his first child. >> talk about he's got some swimmers. the olympic swimmer announced on instagram his fiance -- >> nice one. >> sorry. is pregnant with their first child. lochte wrote, my christmas gift came early this year, i can't wait for next year. best news i've ever received,
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#cloudnine. >> he announced the engagement to the former playboy model in october, also on instagram, and they are reportedly planning to get married in august or september. >> so lochte had quite a resurgence in popularity on "dancing with the stars" after a run-in with locals in a gas station in rio and came under fire for exaggerating the story a little bit. next to a "skinny" quiz -- what do eight of the world's ten sexiest men have in common? >> the terrible towel? jack has it as well. >> i'm going with no. >> not the terrible towel. >> it's the scruff. it's the scruff that he's sporting there. facial hair on men is -- >> is that the sexy look? >> did you practice that one in the mirror, jack? >> do that sexy look one more time. oh, hey, ladies. >> the eyebrows. >> facial hair on men is really and truly officially a thing. more than half of the men in
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"glamour" magazine 100 men for 2017 have some sort of facial hair, and eight out of the ten sport beards. >> topping the list, 50 shades of gray's heartthrob jamie admitted without a beard his face looks like, quote, a thumb. >> at number 2, there's jamie dornen not looking like a thumb, just to be clear. >> looking good. >> definitely does not look like a thumb. >> then there's aiden turner. rounding out the top five, robert pattonson, james mcavoy. luke evans? is there any scruff there? a beard? is a mustache considered a -- >> a little on the cheeks, too. >> oh. >> on the chin. growing it out. >> that was start of movember, movember 1st. >> meanwhile, by the way, the only two men in the top ten who
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are clean shaven, magic mike actor matt boehmer and tom. >> okay. >> well, jack adds to the list later on. >> men can be sexy clean shaven too. >> exactly. so can some women. >> yeah. >> facial growth. >> speaking of sexy men, keith urban will not be seeing a lot, or perhaps any presents under his christmas tree this year. >> on a press tour promoting the new movie, nicole kidman his wife revealed she will not be getting her husband any gifts this year, not a one. >> yeah. she revealed that she and urban choose not to spoil each other during the festive season. she did say, however, he'll get a kiss. >> a little something. kidman admitted that her two daughters sunday and faith want american girl dolls for christmas and candy and joked that they just want, want, want, want. so she's encouraging them to think of others instead, letting them choose a charity to donate to. >> i like the idea. >> yeah. >> good concept. they have a lot of money. you know.
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♪ what is hill climb racing 2. >> 2. >> the sequel. >> there was a first one. >> i tell you, there are no original ideas anymore. >> all right. if you get bored of the top apps, you want to check out a movie this weekend, there's one that has fans very excited. >> we tried to keep it a secret around here at disney. because we own the franchise of star wars, but tomorrow's much anticipated box office opening "rogue one, a star wars story" it's already expected to be the
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biggest december opening ever. >> oh. >> here's lauren lyster. >> a major weapons detected in -- >> reporter: rogue one landing in movie theaters from a galaxy far, far away with a fresh take on a world fans know and love. >> may the force be with us. >> reporter: for the first time heros are not sky walkers, jedi knights or royalty, but a scrappy team of rebel recruits led by actress felicity jones. >> there's a lot of surprises in the film that people are going to enjoy. >> reporter: and for filmmakers of this one, a special effects challenge, making digital models built 40 years ago rogue one takes place before the original 1977 film. remember this classic opening explaining rebels, steel secret plan to the death star. >> i want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. >> reporter: those plans helping luke skywalker and pals blow it to smithereens. turns out, luke and the friends owe it to rogue one's rag tag crew of rebels. >> we just want more people to
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get to know the world of "star wars," the universe of "star wars." >> reporter: those rebels expected to draw the second biggest december movie hall of all time, after last year's "the force awakens." that brought in $2.1 billion worldwide. box office expectations are lower than this. partly because of the different cast of characters. no hans solo or sky walker, but there is an appearance from arguably the galaxy's most notorious villain, darth vader. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. >> finally, we understand what is going on. now i understand. but she killed it for me. i know there's a higher plot. >> no, it's just the beginning. >> more surprises, yes. >> we'll have a review of "rogue one" tomorrow in insomniac theater. plenty of people are raving about it. >> practicing the force. >> reporter: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. .
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making news in america this morning, the winter blast. an arctic blast of frigid air invading the country, 100 million from coast to coast feeling the bitter chill, low temperatures and the forecast coming up. we have breaking news of a water emergency. officials are telling residents don't touch the tap water until further notice. yahoo! hacked. the company revealing the largest cyberattack in history. a staggering number of users affected. what do you need to do to stay safe. and conjoined twins separated during a marathon surgery meet each other now for the first time. we have some good news on how they're doing coming up.

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