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this holiday season get what you want live look outsid live look outside our window where you can see the christmas lights are finally up, but apparently -- >> and snow to accompany them before thanksgiving. >> we didn't know that was part of the deal. we were excited about the lights and then the snow. well, a lot of people digging out this morning all along the northeast. >> that's right. and turning now to the stunning accusations behind a lawsuit filed against dartmouth college. >> several women are alleging three male professors at the school turned their department into a 21st century "animal house." here is abc's linsey davis.
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>> reporter: a bombshell lawsuit filed against dartmouth college and the women behind it are speaking out. >> it was certainly a boys' club environment, so there -- it was a highly sexualized culture. >> reporter: the complaint alleges for more than a decade the ivy league ignored complaints about professors todd heatherton, william kelley and paul whalen. accusing the men of forming a predator's club that at times included hot tub parties and meeting students at bars. it alleges that he assaulted christina. >> i don't remember waking up the next morning. it was the next morning bill kelly told me we had sex. >> reporter: the same professor allegedly used real cocaine in class as part of a demonstration on addiction. the plaintiffs all highly accomplished scientists. who describe a 21st century "animal house" a culture the women say the school was slow to address.
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>> it wasn't until i began to learn about other stories of women getting hurt in the department that i realized this wasn't an isolated case. this was something happening to other women. >> reporter: dartmouth denies wrongdoing and tells abc news, "as a result of the misconduct we found earlier this year by the three pbs faculty members, we took unprecedented steps towards revoking their tenure and terminating their employment". >> reporter: heatherton denies the allegations and says that he also regrets behavior that was construed as sexual. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> linsey giving a weather report as well, as you take a look there. it was rough outside. the entertainment community is remembering kim porter, the longtime girlfriend of the rap mogul sean diddy combs. >> reports say porter was found dead in los angeles yesterday. the 47-year-old was the mother of three of diddy's children. the two broke up in 2007 after a 13-year on again off again relationship. the georgia native was also an
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actress and a model. >> she was a mother of three of four of diddy's kids. on sunday, a one-time dallas cowboy will become the first former nfl player to be part of a same-sex marriage. rohrer played for dallas from 1982 to 1987. the 59-year-old revealed his sexuality publicly for the first time in an interview with "the new york times." he's marrying a 36-year-old skin care expert. he has two teenagers from his first marriage so far. and when we come back, the big winners last night at the latin grammy awards. >> and the problem that cardi b is complaining about that most new moms wish they had. "the skinny" is next. new moms wish they had. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny ♪ just give me the skinny "skinny" in the house. time for the skinny. we're going to start tonight with the latin grammy awards in las vegas. >> big night. big night for the singer maluma. >> after last year's snub.
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maluma was one of the year's most nominated artists. he left empty-handed. last night he won his first latin grammy with just one nomination. >> do we like the hair? the long blonde locks. >> it is definitely a look. >> so, maluma, of course, owes all his success this year to us. >> to you, kendis, really. >> after our in-depth interview spearheaded by our "world news now" investigative unit. we met him here, met him out in l.a. he then ended up on the mtv awards thanks to our story. >> this investigative unit. >> and if you're not familiar with his music, here's a listen to a song that he's best known for. ♪ ♪ [ singing in spanish ]
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>> that's a strange video, i notice. >> his eyes are up there. >> up here, people. >> not really his video. >> no, not at all. >> one of the night's biggest moments, will smith and marc anthony kicked off the night with a performance. it had smith rapping his heart out in a shimmering suit. do you like this song? listen. ♪ had me blowing kisses >> it's great when marc sings. >> yeah. will was okay. we like will. >> we love will. >> will looked good. >> there is a new "bad boys" sequel. is that bad bunny? >> i think it is.
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moving on to former first lady michelle obama. she's promoting her new book, you might have heard. the latest stop, you know, podcasts, oprah interviews. >> radio. >> she was just on "jimmy kimmel live." >> she sat down with jimmy and revealed some of the many things that she could not say as first lady that she can now say now that she's out and about in the real world. >> the present first lady -- family, you have to pay for your food. >> they let you get whatever you want. like if you say you want some exotic fruit, yes, ma'am, we'll get that right away. then you get the bill for the peach. that was a $500 peach. i would tell barack -- >> mrs. obama also dropped in on ellen as part of her media blitz. >> we have michelle obama. she'll be signing books. >> ellen, you can't sign my book. >> yes, i can. >> no, you can't.
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what the heck. >> free samples. anybody want a free sample? michelle, what did you put in here? what? what aisle is foot fungus medicine on? michelle is asking for foot fungus medicine. when they go low, we get high. >> ellen is fearless. >> when they go low, we go high -- we get high. if i knew there was a flask in those books, i would have bought it a long time ago. >> bought several copies. there is at least one celebrity enjoying this early taste of winter. who could it be? >> look at the snow! ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> usually i wait to be in aspen to play this song for the first time, but look at it. okay. second verse. >> enjoying the snow and enjoying her own plug for her show in aspen. >> yes. >> all in the same video.
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>> i thought she just came from some crypt and out december 1st. nope, mariah's there. >> she drives somewhere when the first snow comes out. >> merry christmas. bonus round coming up. >> merry christmas. bonus round coming up. ay too bu. who's got the time to chase around down dirt, dust and hair? so now, i use heavy duty swiffer sweeper and dusters. for hard-to-reach places, duster makes it easy to clean. it captures dust in one swipe. ha! gotcha! and (new) sweeper heavy duty cloths lock away a twice as much dirt and dust. it gets stuff deep in the grooves other tools can miss. you know what? my place is a lot cleaner now. stop cleaning. start swiffering. know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this holiday season get what you want
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♪ ♪ i like it like that welcome back. >> what's his name? >> kendis. >> welcome back to "the skinny" bonus round with a problem that cardi b is complaining about that most moms wish they had. >> she confesses on instagram she's been very depressed. why? because she cannot stop losing weight. >> you may have heard cardi just gave birth to her daughter culture four months ago and the 26-year-old admits she's had this problem before, saying she used to be too skinny, even as a teenager. she's breastfeeding and losing a
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lot of weight, which happens to some moms. >> does it? she's -- >> apparently. >> it's a tough problem to have. >> not to all of us moms. >> this video's fascinating. it was interesting. the context of what you were talking about. next to some pregnancy problems for another celebrity. >> that would be amy schumer. she's cancelled her tour stop in dallas after extreme morning sickness landed her in the hospital. >> the 37-year-old actress and comedian shared an image here, as you can see, of herself in the hospital, saying i am in the hospital, i'm fine, baby's fine, but everybody who says the second trimester is better is not telling the full story. yeah, because the first trimester is supposed to be the rough one. >> it's supposed to be the rough one. the second trimester is usually a breeze for most people. hope she feels better. >> yeah. all right. next to the stroke of genius by a local weatherman.
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>> nick kosir, the morning meteorologist at fox 46 in charlotte has managed to copy the look and indeed the very essence of the carolina panthers' quarterback cam newton. now which one is nick? which is cam. oh, wow. >> he's even enlisting his friends, he's basically doing the exact fashion looks on the charlotte, north carolina, station that cam newton does. >> yeah. >> he's nailing it. >> the variety of colors. take a look. whoa. >> oh, my gosh. he's going down even to the pocket squares and he rolls up the pant cuffs like exactly the right length. >> nick has raided every thrift store in charlotte and got the look. >> but he's doing it perfectly. >> yeah, he is. >> love it. oh, my gosh. that's so good. >> no, make it stop. >> he goes to work as cam newton every day. i love it. >> make it stop. bravo to nick there at fox 46 in charlotte. finally, a revelation from sarah jessica parker. >> she will forever be known as carrie bradshaw. she opened up she almost didn't
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sign on to "sex and the city" because she was afraid of the intensity and that televisio
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good friday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lynda lopez. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." shocking new figures from the devastating camp fire in northern california. the number of people missing has skyrocketed to more than 630 and the death toll has climbed to at least 63. deadly blast. an early storm is slamming the eastern end of the country with heavy snow, ice and rain. drivers were stranded in their cars in the height of rush hour traffic. more than 1,000 flights were cancelled and at least seven people are dead. too close to call. a hand recount has been ordered for the senate race in florida. governor rick scott is leading democratic senator bill nelson by under 13,000 votes, but
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republican ron desantis appears to have clinched the governor's race over andrew gillum. this was quite a game. seattle quarterback russell wilson leading his team on a late touchdown drive right there to seal a win over the packers. the seahawks 27-24 victory broke a two-game losing streak. those are some of our top stories on this friday, november 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." it was fantastic. aaron rodgers had some amazing plays, but it just wasn't enough in the end. i'm sure you watched it as well. >> for seattle, yes, of course. >> yes, of course. all right. good morning, everybody. we're going to start this half hour with the heartwarming story that prosecutors say was predicated on a lie. >> investigators say the tale of a homeless marine who helped a woman in distress was all a scam, one that convinced people to give more than $350,000 to a gofundme account. here is abc's whit johnson. >> reporter: the epic tale of generosity was a web of lies.
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t the trio at the center of it all under arrest. ? the paying it forward story might seem too good to be true. unfortunately, it was. >> reporter: so many bought into the story of homeless johnny bobbitt offering kate mcclure his last $20 after her car ran out of gas. mcclure and her boyfriend mark d'amico going public. >> we were thinking, what if we started a gofundme for this guy. >> it's like winning the lottery. >> reporter: trips to vegas, high-end handbags, even a bmw. the couple previously met bobbitt at a local casino and staged that photo that led to $400,000 in donations. >> it worked in a very big way but it was fictitious and
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illegal and there are consequences. >> reporter: a gofundme spokesperson says all of the 14,000 people who donated to this campaign will receive a full refund. whit johnson, abc news, mount holly, new jersey. >> our thanks to whit. a federal lawsuit charges dartmouth college let three professors create an animal house-like culture in their department. >> seven women are suing the ivy league school for $70 million. they say science professors groped students, invited them to hot tub parties. all three left dartmouth this year. breaking overnight, news that wikileaks founder julian assange could soon be prosecuted by the u.s. assange has been hold up in the ecuadorian embassy in london since 2012. >> "the wall street journal" reports that the justice department is preparing a case against assange and prosecutors are increasingly optimistic he will be tried in a u.s. courtroom. we learned about the possible case from a filing submitted in
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federal court in which, get this, prosecutors accidentally disclosed assange's name not once but twice. an attorney for assange tells abc news it is inexplicable that assange would be charged without prior notice. and four of the most highly trained members of the american military, including navy s.e.a.l.s are now charged in the death of an army green beret. the case started in june of last year during a deployment in the african nation of mali. abc's brad mielke has details. good morning, brad. >> hey, guys. we're not just talking about navy s.e.a.l.s, we're talking about s.e.a.l. team 6, one of the most elite squads in the world. two s.e.a.l.s and special ops marines are facing a court court marshall for allegedly
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murdering a green beret while they were all stationed together on a mission. i spoke to abc's chief global affairs capability martha raddatz who explained how this all went down. >> they were in african, these green berets with logan melgar. in the middle of the night, they banged down his door, in the darkness, they kicked in his door. it was locked. they don't talk about a motive, they just say intent to charge melgar. another charge says hazing. they broke down the door, according to documents, duct taped melgar, the green beret, put him in a chokehold and he eventually died according to the charging documents of strangulation. >> martha told me the most horrifying detail. remember, these guys are so well-trained. the charging documents say one of them performed a medical procedure on the victim's throat. this time they say it wasn't to save a life, he was already dead and they were trying to hide the damage. we will have more on the military's reaction on "start here" later this morning. listen to it on apple podcasts or your favorite podcasts app. kendis? lynda?
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>> our thanks to brad. we turn now to that ferocious snowstorm swooping in from st. louis to the carolinas and up the east coast, leaving at least seven people dead. >> the intense blast of snow and ice triggered hundreds of car crashes and brought rush hour traffic to a crawl, leaving drivers stranded in their cars. >> look at that. >> timing couldn't be worse for cities like new york. wall to wall people crammed into port authority, look at that, waiting for hours for delayed buses to take them home. >> those folks are still there right now. >> hopefully not. >> actually, many are probably stranded there in the overnight hours. hundreds of trees snapped. >> watch out! >> captured right outside our studios by the wabc cameras. so early in the season. this is -- the leaves are still on the trees. >> yeah. >> weighing them down. roads are still slick and commuters are bracing for a rough morning commute. accuweather's julia weiden is tracking it. good morning.
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>> kendis, lynda, some areas of the northeast are still dealing with wintery precipitation. snow through northern new england. rain in your coastal areas. now, thankfully this is a quick- mover, by the time we get to midmorning, many of our cities will be clearing out. we're watching out for lake enhancement. chilly air wrapping around. watch out for snow off to the north and west. i-95 corridor, you'll have blustery winds. here is how much snow is in the forecast. by the time the system wraps up, many will be upwards of a foot. meanwhile, out west, fire danger is easing off slightly as the winds abate but we are still going to have poor air quality for the bay area. kendis? lynda? >> that is one of the big concerns out west. julia, thank you. we do have some disturbing new details about the northern california camp fire. more than one week after it broke out, officials now say the
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number of people missing has more than doubled from about 300 to at least 631. the death toll is growing to at least 63 people. fire crews are making some progress, slowing the flames near populated areas. the camp fire, however, is about 40% contained. roy clark performed everywhere from the grand ole opry to the soviet union, but the country music hall-of-famer is remembered for his time on the variety show "hee haw." clark died at his home yesterday in tulsa due to complications from pneumonia. he had several hits, but he said his 24-year run on "hee haw" capped off his career. roy clark was 85 years old. >> such a familiar face to so many over the decades. >> even a little kid like myself in the bronx was watching "hee haw" and knew about clark. president trump will take a break from politics this afternoon to award the presidential medal of freedom. >> among the recipients, the late elvis presley.
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he defined american culture to millions of adoring fans and served two years in the u.s. army at the height of his fame. >> the white house will also honor babe ruth, who was not only an outstanding pitcher, but one of the game's most feared hitters. and also the late antonin scalia, described by the white house as one of the greatest supreme court justices in american history. some honors there at the white house. coming up, mark wahlberg's "instant family" opening at the box office this morning. what critics are saying about the comedy based on a true story. plus this. gadgets to get organized. junk drawer organizer. battery organizer. shoe stacker organizer. even a little suitcase for your business cards. you're watching "world news now." gimme one minute... and i'll tell you some important things to know about medicare. first, it doesn't pay for everything.
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the woman who had an affair with the man who pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters is speaking out. >> nicole kessinger tells "the denver post" newspaper that she was deceived by christopher watts. she says she dated him for about two months and he told her he was at the end of divorce proceedings. kessinger described him as soft-spoken and thoughtful. >> she realized watts was lying to her after seeing news reports of his missing wife and there 3 and 4-year-old girls. she went to police before watts was arrested and never doubted that he killed his family. watts is expected to be sentenced monday to life in prison. turning to the new details in the death of an ohio fraternity freshman pledge. >> the 911 call placed by his friend who said he had too much to drink and needed help. here is abc's david wright. >> reporter: this was the
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frantic phone call in the early hours of the morning. >> athens county 911, what is your emergency? >> hello, i think my friend drank a little too much. >> reporter: the caller, a friend of colin wiant, an 18-year-old pledge at ohio state university's sigma pi fraternity. >> is he responsive? >> he was. >> okay. is he still breathing. >> reporter: the 911 calls suggests wiant was so inebriated he couldn't even stand up. >> we'll carry him out. he's pretty in and out. >> well, let's not carry him out yet because it's really cold and the squad takes a little bit. let's just leave him there and i'll send an officer down that way. squad is coming too. >> reporter: wiant did not recover. he was pronounced dead at an athens area hospital. accusing the fraternity of conduct that puts the health and safety of your members at risk. wiant was in his freshman year at ohio. an honor student, he played
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basketball and sang in the choir in high school. his family understandably devastated. david wright, abc news, new york. >> many students say the fraternity house where he was discovered unconscious is known for excessive partying and drinking. >> that's the story you never want to hear. >> yeah, as a parent. a couple of youngsters are getting to enjoy the waters off the florida keys for the first time in a couple of years. >> they're named falcon and millennium. they were just 100-pound babies when they were rescued in october of 2016 after their mother was hit by a boat and died. now they weigh in about 600 pounds each. proof they grow up so quickly. >> and really, really big. >> yeah. they do. all right. coming up, what you need right now to help get you organized this holiday season. >> we all need that.
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we're checking out this year's hottest low-tech organizational gadgets. you're watching "world news now." >> dick d, we need help. >> dick debartolo. "world news now." >> dick d, we need help.
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♪ ♪ ♪ fall is a popular time of year to get your home organized before the holidays, and this morning we're going to check out some low-tech but clever gadgets to help get your home in shipshape with our giz wiz, dick debartolo. so nice to see you. >> thank you, the same. lynda, these are great things and they're so inexpensive. junk drawer organizer. >> everybody needs one of those. >> compartments in it. slides back in forth. underneath, some of the compartments are designed especially for scissors, for scotch tape and, you know, for whatever you want. very convenient. >> because you have a hard time
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finding places for those sometimes. >> yes, exactly. scissors especially because they're oddly shaped. and it's like 12 bucks. >> amazing. >> you have a k-cup machine and it can't open when it's under the counter. >> because you have cabinets above. >> cabinets above, right. push down on this. now the coffee pot can roll -- >> to the front of your counter. >> let it go. it's stationary. >> it stays stable. >> stays stable. push it down, roll it back and then it's in place. that is like 15 bucks. >> giving yourself extra counter space. >> exactly. and not having to drag the machine out. it's good for -- the company said i think up to 25 pounds. your mixer, whatever you have. >> it's amazing. this i love. >> just a way to organize your batteries. at the very top, there is a battery tester. there is room for as, aas, aaas, cs and even a little place for
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button batteries, a battery tester. just look and you know what you have. >> that's amazing. you always know exactly how many you have there. >> you can hang it on the wall. i do a show called "the giz wiz." my co-host chad johnson told me about this. they're called shoe slats. you take a pair of shoes, put one this one, one that way. there is a little plastic thing here so it doesn't slide off. >> you store them just like that in that narrow amount of space. >> you get double the amount of space for shoes. >> i love that. shoes don't need to be sitting right next to each other. >> no, no and they're organized. the pair is matched and it's on the set. >> it's got these little grooves on the top so it's not sliding all over the place. >> the last guy there is a little filing cabinet. open it up. do you know what it's for? >> this is an adorable mini filing cabinet. >> for business cards. >> oh, i love that idea. yes, we've got the business cards right in there. >> there is a little alphabet thing in there.
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i carry around an aluminum suitcase full of business cards. this is my aluminum suitcase with actual latches and my business cards are in there. >> there he is gizwiz.biz. >> it's like $10. >> i don't know if we pointed this out, it has the actual file with the letters on it, so you can file in order and alphabetically. >> yes, isn't that neat? >> this is something i can really use. this is how much? >> this was $10. >> and the little filing cabinet? >> and the little filing cabinet was $16. and it has a clock in it. >> i missed the clock. >> at the top. >> it also has a clock. does this come in other colors? >> yes, you can get it in black you have to pay like $10.50. >> right. that one's the fancy one and this is the silver one. >> like $9.99. >> aren't they great? >> dick, we love all these ideas. if you want to check out these gadgets and help yourself get organized just visit dick's
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know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this holiday season get what you want
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it is time now for "insomniac theater," of course, previewing two movies. hoping to give "the grinch" a run for the movie. >> first, the sequel to "fantastic beast and where to find them." johnny depp, eddy redmayne and jude law. that is a great cast. the crimes from grindlewald. newt scamander and albus dumbledore attempt to take down a dark wizard. >> the wizarding world and nonwizarding world have been at peace for over a century. grindlewald wants to see that peace destroyed.
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>> you want me to hunt him down, to kill him? dumbledore, why can't you go? >> i cannot move against grindlewald. it has to be you. >> but sadly critics are giving the tenth installment in the "harry potter" universe only a 47% splat on rotten tomatoes. scott mendelson writes, it's a shockingly misguided and misshapen sequel to the point of endangering the entire franchise going forward. >> wow, harsh. >> and david sims calls it tragically underwhelming. next to a comedy based on a true story. mark wahlberg and rose byrne star as a couple trying to start a family. thrust into the world of foster care, they get way more than they bargain for when they end up with a rebellious 15-year-old girl and her two younger siblings.
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>> i don't want this! >> ow! >> just stay there until the fire department comes, okay? >> you're just another white lady who wants to adopt charity orphans to make you feel better about yourself. pretend mom. >> we may have a knack of this. >> i beg to differ. >> this takes time. >> this is never going to be easy, but with some structure and love you could make your house a home. >> "instant family" instant success? mediocre reviews. 68% on rotten tomatoes. tim grierson writes part star part sappy mush. reduces the complexity, pain and joy of parenthood to be multi plex-palatable -- >> owen gleiberman calls it a well-done formula comedy that's like parenthood for the age of adoptive empathy. one thing that is getting good reviews is lynda's shoes. you can't see the back of it.
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>> it's a hand.
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ] and i take my job seriously. while i'm busy watching the game, i need your help keeping an eye on the stands. if you see something that doesn't look quite right, tell a law enforcement official. we all play an important role in protecting our communities, and you can help. if you see something suspicious, say something to local authorities. [ crowd cheering ]
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this morning on "world news now," the crippling snowstorm that caught many by surprise. >> millions across the northeast are dealing with an early wintery blast stronger than expected. roadways and transit systems were nearly shut down. commutes home took hours longer than expected. trees collapsing under the weight of the heavy snow. scary stuff and it's not over yet. also, the alarming new numbers from the california fire zone. hundreds more people are missing than has been reported in the weeks since the fire started. and far from the front lines, the air is still so bad schools are being closed today hundreds of miles away. >> it was the feel-good story. a homeless vet giving his last
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$20 to a stranded driver. it led to donations from around the world, but authorities say it was all an elaborate scam. >> what? at least someone is enjoying our latest snowfall. from pandas to gritty, it's -- gritty looking like brian boitano there on the ice. it's friday, november 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i would have been super disappointed if gritty was not enjoying the snowfall. >> gritty, exactly, he's a mascot for the hockey team. >> in philadelphia. i mean, come on. >> just look around. most of the staff made it in. tony just a second ago. >> that's one, two. some of them made it in. >> yeah, after hours and hours of trying to get here. they only live, like, on the upper east side. >> right?
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they were like four blocks away. >> it has been a mess and it has also been deadly. the storm that is dumping snow, ice and freezing rain straight up and down the east coast and beyond, making for a treacherous ride home for millions of people. >> yeah, take a look. this is what it looks like at this hour in new york. the rain is moving through after heavy wet snow and high winds brought traffic to a standstill. the scariest part, toppled hundreds of trees. >> this was a mess, the commuters packed into new york's port authority bus terminal like sardines, that place is a mess on any given day, so add this. wow, thousands of people there waiting for busses running well behind schedule. the storm blamed for seven deaths now. now moving off the coast but not before another blast of snow during this morning's commute. abc's rob marciano gets us started. >> reporter: a white-knuckle drive for drivers as a deadly winter storm wreaks havoc across nearly half of the country. the storm hits new york city at the height of the evening commute. >> watch out. watch out!
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>> reporter: multiple cars crashing on the george washington bridge. we've been stuck on the road now for hours. and just take a look. that is the george washington bridge into new york city. no car is moving. for much of the northeast it's a traffic nightmare. >> reporter: washington, d.c. blanketed early in snow. in maryland, state police responding to 300 crashes in just six hours. in the st. louis area, cars fishtailing, even spinning out of control on the slick streets. up to nearly 10 inches of snow keeping plows busy on the roads. and deicers busy at the airport. more than 1,300 flights cancelled and more than 5,600 others delayed across the country in the storm's wake. hundreds of thousands losing power across the storm zone. snowy, icy roads to blame for multiple crashes and at least four deaths in arkansas. and in mississippi, two people killed wednesday when this tour bus on its way to a casino overturned. and it is pretty rare to have snow-covered streets here in manhattan in the middle of winter, let alone the middle of november.
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snow going to rain back to snow for the morning commutes. two rush hours with white-knuckle drives for the northeast. snowfall totals will easily top 7 or 8 inches and we're not even officially into winter. rob marciano, abc news, new york. >> we are a bunch of woosies. >> we are not used to this kind of snow before fall is even over. >> barely 7 inches. >> that's significant. >> dare i say the city was absolutely crippled. i was watching from my window and traffic was just trapped for hours. >> the roads got very slick very fast. as we saw, lots of accidents. people were just trying to be super careful, which is the best course of action, kendis. >> yes, that's true. >> it's really the first widespread storm of the season. >> many travelers were stranded with delays and cancellations piling up. accuweather's julia weiden tracking the storm. >> this system is still impacting the northeast bringing rain to the i-95. snow farther to the north and west but it is quickly moving
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out. by mid morning many in the new york city area should be seeing drier weather. by the afternoon, we will just be cold and blustery. in terms of snowfall totals, here's how much we'll tally up by the time the storm is finished. many spots through central pa and central new york, northern new england, could see upwards of a foot. kendis? lynda? >> thanks so much. the senate race in florida is still too close to call and now headed for a legally-required hand recount. rick scott is leading incumbent senator bill nelson by fewer than 13,000 votes. broward and palm beach counties missed the deadline to turn in the results of the machine count with broward just two minutes late. gillum says it is not over until every legal vote is counted. and democrats have flipped another house seat in orange county, california, once known as reagan country. katie porter is the projected
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winner against trump supporter and gop incumbent memy walters. a protege of massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. she campaigned on a liberal agenda and in direct opposition to the president's policies. president trump plans to travel to california tomorrow to visit the victims of the wildfires burning at both ends of the state. his trip comes as the death toll from the camp fire in northern california has climbed to at least 63, but here is the shocking headline this morning. the number of missing soaring to more than 630 people. 630 people possibly missing. in the south, the extent of the damage is just starting to sink in. here is abc's maggie rulli. >> reporter: as thousands return home in california, they're left reliving those terrifying moments that began one week ago. >> i'm talking a wall of flames. it was a wall of flames. >> reporter: christen thames says she fled with just the clothes on her back. >> you don't think that it's going to happen to you, but,
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seriously, the next time, i don't care how far away the fire is, when they say evacuate, we're getting out. >> reporter: up and down california, homes and entire neighborhoods now reduced to rubble. in paradise, a town leveled, many without homes have built a new community. >> this is going to be awhile that people are out here probably, you know, trying to get their lives back together. >> reporter: california's governor and secretary of the interior ryan zinke saw more of the extensive and heartbreaking damage up close in southern california. >> next we've got to recover. that recovery will happen. we've got to get on the side of nature. we can't just fight it. >> it's unsustainable to have this happen year after year. >> reporter: we're now seeing the cleanup begin. many burned-out cars are getting towed away and homes that are now just lots are getting checked for dangers like gas leaks. for many of these hard-hit areas it it's going to take months if not years for them to fully rebuild. kristen thames returned to calabasas finding she had
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something to come home to. we're told to expect more moisture in the air today. firefighters say they have the upper hand on this fire here in southern california. now the focus turns on how to rebuild, in many cases rebuilding a new home, getting new cars and sometimes even rebuilding an entirely new neighborhood. lynda? kendis? >> maggie, thanks so much. a district attorney in rural alabama is recovering this morning after being wounded in an ambush style attack. officials say greg griggers suffered a facial wound when a gunman opened fire as griggers sat in his car the suspect was a former alabama state trooper who was killed by law enforcement at the scene. once questioned about firing shots into the home of the judge more than 20 years ago. investigators are looking into possible motives. griggers is expected to make a full recovery. the estimated 48 million people who will be driving for thanksgiving will be seeing some relief at the pump. plunging oil prices have led the national average for a gallon of
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regular gas to drop 22 cents a gallon over the last month. right now gas is under $2 a gallon at some stations from ohio to texas and analysts expect prices to continue falling into next month. despite that, gas prices are still about 12 cents higher per gallon than they were last thanksgiving. and here in new york, a record-setting art auction, christie's just sold this massive 10-foot-wide painting by david hockney for over $90 million, 9-0. that makes it the most expensive piece of art sold by a living artist. the previous record for a painting, just a measly $58 million. >> how? why? >> 90 million. >> we are in the wrong line of work. >> there is a tv documentary coming out about the price of art and how it got to this really high level. >> yeah. >> i'm actually interested to see that because $90 million? >> that's a racket.
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i'll be painting by numbers soon enough. >> selling my daughter's art now. the snowy weather here in the east coast wasn't a problem if you had a permanent fur coat. >> that's right. like bei bei, the giant panda. he was having some fun. he was loving the snow. all the way out at the national zoo in washington, d.c. the zoo even added festive wintery music to this slow-mo video as the 3-year-old panda rolled down the hill, climbed the tree. the spokesperson said it's the perfect time of year. >> panda working the pole. >> he looks so happy. only you can make this dirty, kendis. he looks so happy. he's just like, oh, i hug the tree. >> look at that. >> he's a tree hugger. he's super cute. he's cute. >> sorry. i'll make it rain for bei bei. >> i'm going home. coming up, the new home for lady liberty's original torch. it was the torch for her first 100 years.
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see where that torch will now spend the next 100. plus the deepening myste behind the case of the american cruise ship passenger who fell to her death as the fbi is now getting involved. and remember, find us on facebook for moments like those at wnnfans.com and at twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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you're looking there at the flag-draped casket of sheriff sergeant ron helus being carried out after an emotional service that was attended by thousands of law enforcement officers. helus was the first officer to respond to last week's deadly mass shooting at a country music bar in thousand oaks, california. police say many survived because of helus' bravery. billy ray cyrus performed at the service, singing "amazing grace." >> he was due to retire next year, leaving behind a son and a wife. an american woman who fell to her death on a cruise ship. >> they were on a seven-day cruise from fort lauderdale to aruba. abc's victor oquendo has the latest. >> reporter: a woman falling to her death in the caribbean.
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the fbi is investigating as are police in aruba. the public prosecutor's office there looking at every angle, including possible homicide. telling abc news the 52-year-old victim was traveling with her husband who is not a suspect at this time and stayed behind on the island. an autopsy has been performed but the results have not been released. the prosecutor only saying she died of unnatural causes. >> cruise ships typically do have security cameras. now, there were cameras where this incident occurred? that remains to be seen. >> reporter: according to reports in aruba, the woman plunged from the upper deck of the ship falling on to a lifeboat. sailing between the islands of curacoa and aruba at the time. they offer their condolences to the family. the "royal princess" ship is now on its way back here to south florida. victor oquendo, abc news, miami beach. >> our thanks to victor oquendo there on that mystery. lady liberty's original flame has a new home. >> the torch that was held high
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atop the statue of liberty for its first 100 years was moved yesterday. it had been at a museum at the base of the statue since being removed in the 1980s. the 3600-pound torch will be placed in a new museum set to open in the spring. >> kind of nice. >> that's cool. coming up in our next half hour, the magical moment involving winnie the pooh that is melting hearts. but first the heartwarming story that turned out to be a stone-cold lie and could land three people in prison. that's next. around here, nobody ever does it really? i didn't do it so when i heard they added ultra oxi to the cleaning power of tide, i knew it was just what we needed so now we can undo all the tough stains that nobody did dad? i didn't do it it's got to be tide
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it has stopped snowing there it has stopped snowing there in times square, thankfully. that's the good news. then you have this, the heartwarming tale of the new jersey couple helping that homeless veteran has taken a dramatic twist. >> prosecutors now say the entire story which ended up raising over $400,000 on a gofundme page was all a lie. here's abc's whit johnson. >> i was glad to offer, you know, help them when somebody needed it.
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>> reporter: it was the good samaritan story that captivated the nation, seeming almost too good to be true and authorities now saying it was. >> reporter: i was driving down 95 and ran out of gas. so i pulled over on to the side of the road. >> reporter: kate mcclure stranded on the outskirts of philadelphia when homeless veteran johnny bobbitt jr. came to her rescue. >> reporter: he walked up and said, get back in the car, lock the doors, you know, i'll be back. >> reporter: spending his last $20 to buy her gas. >> you know, she needed the help and she took the help. >> reporter: with the title "paying it forward" the gofundme page and the story of bobbitt's selflessness went viral. the couple's original goal of $10,000 quickly ballooned to more than $400,000. >> it's like winning the lottery. >> reporter: but today, a shocking twist. >> the entire campaign was predicated on a lie. >> reporter: authorities say it was all a coordinated scam from the start. the cover photo on the page, staged. all three of them were in on the elaborate hoax.
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>> she did not run out of gas on an i-95 off-ramp and he did not spend his last $20 to help her. rather, they conspired to pass off a fake feel-good story that would compel donors to contribute to their cause and it worked. >> reporter: all three charged with conspiracy. prosecutors claiming the idea could have come from bobbitt himself. >> in 2012, johnny bobbitt posted a remarkably similar story on his facebook page out of north carolina, where he reported that he helped a woman who had both run out of gas and had a flat tire at a walmart, spent his supper money to get her on her way and fix her flat tire. i don't think that that's a coincidence. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, gofundme writing in part, that while this type of behavior by an individual is extremely rare it's unacceptable and clearly it has consequences. committing fraud, whether it
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takes place on or offline, is against the law." the company also stating that campaigns with misuse make up less than 0.10 of 1% of all campaigns. the company saying all donors will receive a full refund. crowdsourcing websites have raised billions of dollars for good. there are steps you can take to make sure your money is going to the right place. the better business bureau recommending you learn all you can about the charity or the individual. do a reverse image search on any photos used in the campaign and caution that scammers often put up multiple campaigns across several platforms. all three accused liars who are said to have preyed on america's generosity now awaiting their trial. i'm whit johnson in mount holly, new jersey. >> it makes you question everything. >> humanity. >> yes.
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it's good to know that at least somebody was enjoying the snow in the northeast. and they were in philadelphia, our new favorite mascot. >> our new fav. >> gritty was out in the snow. it's gritty's first snowfall, y'all. >> oh, didn't know that. >> since he or she or it -- >> was just born? okay. really enjoying the snowfall. >> yeah. they posted this, the flyers did, three videos of gritty in the snow. the first one was, "zamboni dust, it's falling from the sky." second is, "i love it" i think that's what it is. the third caption, "love." >> love so much he's making a heart in the snow. i love that.
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we have a little time left. let's show you some puppies in the snow. what's better than puppies in the snow? we picked some of the best ones for you. this little guy checking it out. oh, look at puppy. he loves running in the snow. even though he doesn't have anything on his little feet. >> it's as if it hadn't snowed ever, ever before here or anywhere else in america. >> look at him trying to jump through. >> don't put the puppies outside right now, it's cold. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ around the world and up the street "the skinny" is our gossip beat ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night and you're wide awake and you're wearing thermal pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance have some fun ♪ ♪ every anchor guy and gal do the world news polka ♪
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this morning, the dangerous and deadly snowstorm that brought down trees and brought roadways across the northeast to a standstill. another messy commute begins in just hours, and with delays at the airports, the pain is being felt nationwide. also this morning, it's the murder case rocking the military. two marines and two navy s.e.a.l.s accused of killing an army green beret. we'll have the latest details. new this half hour, the former dallas cowboy who is set to make history. >> who played back in the 1980s is set to become the first current or former player to marry a man. how players are responding this morning. and mariah is probably the only new yorker this morning
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excited about the snow, even breaking out in "all i want for christmas" to mark the occasion. we'll have that later in "the skinny." it is friday, november 16th. tell that to mother nature. from abc news, this is "world news now." okay. i would have been more impressed if mariah was trekking through the snow and walking to the subway station and talking about the snow. >> i don't know that i believe that video was from yesterday because the car was moving. >> right. exactly. in new york here, not so much. >> there was not a lot moving in new york city because of the snow. and it was -- it really crippled much of the northeast. it was a big, big nor'easter, burying some areas under some heavy, heavy thick snow. as you know, many of the leaves were still on the trees. >> nearly a foot of snow. >> some seven people, at least, are dead. >> take a look at this. a huge tree branch nearly
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missing some people in manhattan. that storm swept through a dozen states, bringing down more than 300 trees in new york city alone. >> it was a slow, dangerous drive for millions of people going nowhere soon in gridlocked traffic and others struggling to navigate dangerously slick roads. now the snow has turned to rain in most areas. a live look at times square. you can see just wet pavement mostly. we start with abc's daria albinger. >> watch out! >> reporter: a blistering early season nor'easter coming in like a bear. >> it's way too early and it's messing up everybody's lives and it should stop. >> reporter: o man winter dropping nearly 10 inches of snow from the deep south to the northeast, falling so fast and so hard it caught many off guard. >> i wasn't expecting this. i need my boots, too. i don't have any boots on. >> reporter: much of the storm pummelling the east coast at the height of rush hour.
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roads throughout the storm zones barely drivable. >> it was hard to tell where the road began and ended. it was pretty nasty, actually. >> reporter: in the st. louis area, cars fishtailing, even spinning out of control on slick streets. in new york city, traffic brought to a screeching halt. a multi-vehicle accident on the george washington bridge adding to the nightmare. frustrated commuters told to avoid the port authority bus terminal. overcrowding there forced upper floors to close. at the airport, 5,000-plus delayed. >> we saw a van off the road in a ditch. >> reporter: hundreds of accidents reported. >> i just traveled for a quarter of a mile and i slid back and forth already and i'm not even going fast. >> reporter: some of them deadly. snowy, icy roads to blame for at least four deaths in arkansas. and in mississippi, two people killed wednesday and 44 injured
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after this tour bus overturned. daria albinger, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to daria. in washington, d.c., this was the heaviest november snowstorm in nearly 30 years. >> many cities closed schools or sent students home early. accuweather's julia wyden tells us what's on tap for this morning. >> a very slick commute for some, especially in northeastern pa where we're still watching for some icing. we'll have a cold and blustery day in store for the northeast. those winds will be coming out of the northwest, causing some lake-enhanced snow back towards lakes erie and ontario. now as for our snow totals, many areas could see upwards of a foot by the time this is all done. lynda? kendis? >> all right. our thanks to julia. on the other side of the country, in northern california toxic smoke from the so-called camp fire is forcing the closure of most schools today. as far south as san francisco,
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170 miles away. health officials say air quality is worsening there rather than improving, and even more disturbing, the number of people missing has more than doubled from nearly 300 to more than 600. abc's will carr with the details. >> reporter: they're more than just names and faces stuck on a board. they're sons and daughters, parents and grandparents. 130 people still uncounted for after the camp fire utterly destroyed the town of paradise. >> every day their names posted on boards like this. joseph wilson, judy burgess. faces of the missing. >> this is me, matthew flanagan. >> reporter: many others living with their kids in tents, surrounded by smothering smoke in a walmart parking lot. >> how long are you planning on being here for? >> until they tell us we can't be. >> reporter: residents displaced across california, the woolsey fire charring nearly 100,000 acres in los angeles county.
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actor pierce brosnan saved, speaking on their behalf. >> we are speaking on behalf of friends, mother, children to give voice to their pain. >> reporter: with all of this devastation residents are in dire need. restaurants are giving out free meals to both victims and first responders. the red cross and other organizations are on the ground. one mother tells us she is grateful because she doesn't know where her family will be sleeping next week. in paradise, california, will carr, abc news. >> one more note from california. this incredible image from the fire zone in malibu. actor anthony hopkins' house is standing fully in tact, but just a few feet away, look at his neighbor's house, annihilated by the flames. four members of the military charged in a killing last year while serving in the african nation of mali. two members of s.e.a.l. team 6 and the marine's special
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operations command broke into melgar's room while he was streaking. the names of the accused have not yet been released. there is some confusion about the fate of an eighth grade spanish teacher from north carolina who is missing in mexico. family and friends say he died in late october at the hands of organized crime, but mexican authorities aren't going that far just yet. they're conducting dna tests with members of braxton andrew's family and won't confirm his death until his body is found. florida is still not done tallying up votes, ten days, mind you, after the election. now they'll be counting by hand because that's quicker. the republican governor rick scott's slim lead in the senate race over incumbent democrat bill nelson was narrow enough to trigger a manual recount. broward and palm beach counties missed yesterday's deadline. the governor's race appears to be over with the republican ron desantis holding a big enough lead over andrew gillum to declare victory, but gillum said
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it's not over until every legal vote is counted. democratic leader nancy pelosi says she has overwhelming support to become the next speaker of the house despite an effort within her party to block her from taking back her old job. endorsements come from congressman john lewis, former al gore and former secretary of state john kerry. some house democrats are calling for change and vowing to vote against pelosi but she said she intends to win. there was a magical moment at disney world melting hearts across the internet. >> a toddler with cerebral palsy made fast friends with winnie the pooh. his mom wrote on facebook that her son doesn't usually do well in crowded places, but meeting with pooh kept him calm. >> that's very cute. she says her son saw pooh the next day and broke into a smile. now he even has a winnie the po pin for his stroller. awesome.
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he's wearing a mickey shirt. >> look how sweet and gentle pooh is. exactly how you expect winnie the pooh to be. >> of course, disney, mickey signs our paycheck for disney. >> the parent company of this show. all right. coming up, the bombshell lawsuit filed against dartmouth college. several women accusing three male professors of turning their department into what they call a predator's club. later in "the skinny," the biggest moments at this year's latin grammy awards. you're watching "world news now." latin grammy awards. you're watching "world news now."
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wow! this holiday season get what you want live look outsid live look outside our window where you can see the christmas lights are finally up, b live look outside our window where you can see the christmas lights are finally up, but apparently -- >> and snow to accompany them before thanksgiving. >> we didn't know that was part of the deal. we were excited about the lights and then the snow. well, a lot of people digging out this morning all along the northeast. >> that's right. and turning now to the stunning accusations behind a lawsuit filed against dartmouth college. >> several women are alleging three male professors at the school turned their department into a 21st century "animal house." here is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: a bombshell lawsuit
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filed against dartmouth college and the women behind it are speaking out. >> it was certainly a boys' club environment, so there -- it was a highly sexualized culture. >> reporter: the complaint alleges for more than a decade the ivy league ignored complaints about professors todd heatherton, william kelley and paul whalen. accusing the men of forming a predator's club that at times included hot tub parties and meeting students at bars. it alleges that kelley assaulted christina. >> i don't remember waking up the next morning. it was the next morning bill kelley told me we had sex. >> reporter: the same professor allegedly used real cocaine in class as part of a demonstration on addiction. the plaintiffs all highly accomplished scientists. who describe a 21st century "animal house" a culture the women say the school was slow to address.
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>> it wasn't until i began to learn about other stories of women getting hurt in the department that i realized this wasn't an isolated case. this was something happening to other women. >> reporter: dartmouth denies wrongdoing and tells abc news, "as a result of the misconduct we found earlier this year by the three pbs faculty members, we took unprecedented steps towards revoking their tenure and terminating their employment". >> reporter: heatherton denies the allegations and says that he also regrets behavior that was construed as sexual. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> linsey giving a weather report as well, as you take a look there. it was rough outside. the entertainment community is remembering kim porter, the longtime girlfriend of the rap mogul sean diddy combs. >> reports say porter was found dead in los angeles yesterday. the 47-year-old was the mother of three of diddy's children. the two broke up in 2007 after a 13-year on again off again relationship.
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the georgia native was also an actress and a model. >> she was a mother of three of four of diddy's kids. on sunday, a one-time dallas cowboy will become the first former nfl player to be part of a same-sex marriage. jeff rohrer played for dallas from 1982 to 1987. the 59-year-old revealed his sexuality publicly for the first time in an interview with "the new york times." he's marrying a 36-year-old skin care expert. he has two teenagers from his first marriage so far. and when we come back, the big winners last night at the latin grammy awards. >> and the problem that cardi b is complaining about that most new moms wish they had. "the skinny" is next. new moms wish they had. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny ♪ just give me the skinny ♪ skinny ♪ just give me the skinny "skinny" in the house. time for the skinny. we're going to start tonight with the latin grammy awards in las vegas. >> big night. big night for the singer maluma.
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>> after last year's snub. maluma was one of the year's most nominated artists. he left empty-handed. last night he won his first latin grammy with just one nomination. >> do we like the hair? the long blonde locks. >> it is definitely a look. >> so, maluma, of course, owes all his success this year to us. >> to you, kendis, really. >> after our in-depth interview spearheaded by our "world news now" investigative unit. we met him here, met him out in l.a. he then ended up on the mtv awards thanks to our story. >> this investigative unit. >> and if you're not familiar with his music, here's a listen to a song that he's best known for. ♪ ♪ [ singing in spanish ] >> that's a strange video, i
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notice. >> his eyes are up there. >> up here, people. >> not really his video. >> no, not at all. >> one of the night's biggest moments, will smith and marc anthony kicked off the night with a performance. it had smith rapping his heart out in a shimmering suit. do you like this song? listen. ♪ had me blowing kisses >> it's great when marc sings. >> yeah. will was okay. we like will. >> we love will. >> will looked good. >> there is a new "bad boys" sequel. is that bad bunny? >> i think it is.
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moving on to former first lady michelle obama. she's promoting her new book, you might have heard. the latest stop, you know, podcasts, oprah interviews. >> radio. >> she was just on "jimmy kimmel live." >> she sat down with jimmy and revealed some of the many things that she could not say as first lady that she can now say now that she's out and about in the real world. >> the present first lady -- family, you have to pay for your food. >> they let you get whatever you want. like if you say you want some exotic fruit, yes, ma'am, we'll get that right away. then you get the bill for the peach. that was a $500 peach. i would tell barack -- >> mrs. obama also dropped in on ellen as part of her media blitz. >> we have michelle obama. she'll be signing books. >> ellen, you can't sign my book. >> yes, i can. >> no, you can't. what the heck. >> free samples. anybody want a free sample?
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michelle, what did you put in here? what? what aisle is foot fungus medicine on? michelle is asking for foot fungus medicine. when they go low, we get high. >> ellen is fearless. >> when they go low, we go high -- we get high. if i knew there was a flask in those books, i would have bought it a long time ago. >> bought several copies. there is at least one celebrity enjoying this early taste of winter. who could it be? >> look at the snow! ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> usually i wait to be in aspen to play this song for the first time, but look at it. okay. second verse. >> enjoying the snow and enjoying her own plug for her show in aspen.
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>> yes. >> all in the same video. >> i thought she just came from some crypt and out december 1st. nope, mariah's there. >> she drives somewhere when the first snow comes out. >> merry christmas. bonus round coming up. >> merry christmas. bonus round coming up. ay too bu. who's got the time to chase around down dirt, dust and hair? so now, i use heavy duty swiffer sweeper and dusters. for hard-to-reach places, duster makes it easy to clean. it captures dust in one swipe. ha! gotcha! and (new) sweeper heavy duty cloths lock away a twice as much dirt and dust. it gets stuff deep in the grooves other tools can miss. you know what? my place is a lot cleaner now. stop cleaning. start swiffering. know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this holiday season get what you want
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♪ ♪ i like it like that welcome back. >> what's his name? >> kendis. >> welcome back to "the skinny" bonus round with a problem that cardi b is complaining about that most moms wish they had. >> she confesses on instagram she's been very depressed. why? because she cannot stop losing weight. >> you may have heard cardi just gave birth to her daughter culture four months ago and the 26-year-old admits she's had this problem before, saying she used to be too skinny, even as a teenager. she's breastfeeding and losing a
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lot of weight, which happens to some moms. >> does it? she's -- >> apparently. >> it's a tough problem to have. >> not to all of us moms. >> this video's fascinating. it was interesting. the context of what you were talking about. next to some pregnancy problems for another celebrity. >> that would be amy schumer. she's cancelled her tour stop in dallas after extreme morning sickness landed her in the hospital. >> the 37-year-old actress and comedian shared an image here, as you can see, of herself in the hospital, saying i am in the hospital, i'm fine, baby's fine, but everybody who says the second trimester is better is not telling the full story. yeah, because the first trimester is supposed to be the rough one. >> it's supposed to be the rough one. the second trimester is usually a breeze for most people. hope she feels better. >> yeah. all right. next to the stroke of genius by a local weatherman.
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>> nick kosir, the morning meteorologist at fox 46 in charlotte has managed to copy the look and indeed the very essence of the carolina panthers' quarterback cam newton. now which one is nick? which is cam. oh, wow. >> he's even enlisting his friends, he's basically doing the exact fashion looks on the charlotte, north carolina, station that cam newton does. >> yeah. >> he's nailing it. >> the variety of colors. take a look. whoa. >> oh, my gosh. he's going down even to the pocket squares and he rolls up the pant cuffs like exactly the right length. >> nick has raided every thrift store in charlotte and got the look. >> but he's doing it perfectly. >> yeah, he is. >> love it. oh, my gosh. that's so good. >> no, make it stop. >> he goes to work as cam newton every day. i love it. >> make it stop. bravo to nick there at fox 46 in charlotte. finally, a revelation from sarah jessica parker.
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>> she will forever be known as carrie bradshaw. she opened up she almost didn't sign on to "sex and the city" because she was afraid of the intensity and that television
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making news in america this morning, commuter chaos. >> it's nuts back there. it is absolutely chaos. >> you have to put salt on the street. >> a deadly and record-breaking winter storm slams the northeast at the height of rush hour. the busiest bridge in america, shut down. the bus station closed because of overcrowding. commuters spending the night unable to get home, and it's not over yet. the nationwide impact and the updated forecast ahead. breaking overnight, the justice department charges wikileaks founder julian assange with a firm tie to the edward snowden case and the alleged russian hacking during the presidential campaign. this morning, the shocking details about how the feds accidentally revealed the charges.

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