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making news in america this morning, executive order. president obama outlining his plan for gun control using his authority to defy congress. the order getting harsh reactions. we're live in washington with today's announcement. campaign trail. hillary clinton pulling out her not so secret weapon, former president bill clinton. first donald trump criticized for his new ad claiming to show immigrants flooding america's border but where is this really? and new this morning, one of the country's busiest freeways shut down near los angeles at rush hour as a dramatic chase ends in gunfire. "the bachelor" is back.
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of them making a strange and memorable entrance. we do say good tuesday morning to you, everyone. we're going to start with president obama kicking off his last year in office with executive actions on gun control. >> so today the president will announce his plan to sidestep congress and pursue measures aimed at reducing gun violence in america. the announcement already generating outrage from gun advo advocates and the presidential candidates, so let's turn to lana zak in washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kayna and kendis. in advance of today's presidential announcement, some gun advocates are denouncing the executive order before it's even been announced while gun show sales are now hitting record highs.
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with the national rifle association. get into the gun show for free. >> reporter: across the country gun sales have been especially busy. >> any time that the president gets up there and starts talking gun control, people actually, you know, go and get guns. >> reporter: potential gun restrictions were a motivating factor for this buyer. >> because all the gun laws, all these strict rules that are coming out, and every day or every month there's a shooting. people want to be protected. >> reporter: today president obama will announce new actions that are expected to focus on mental health issues, update the background check system and close the so-called gun show loophole that allows some people to buy guns without background checks. >> these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they're also ones that the overwhelming majority of the american people including gun owners support and believe in. >> reporter: the announcement already getting reaction from the presidential candidates. >> i will not only keep it
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can to try to convince the congress, hopefully with a democratic senate, to pass sensible gun safety measures. >> president obama is committed to continuing to abuse his executive power in every way, shape and form. >> reporter: this gun owner says she doesn't like executive action, but thinks legal gun owners don't mind background checks. >> anyone who carries a gun, has a carry permit like i do is going to not mind, you know, having some kind of verification. >> reporter: the president and his critics do agree on one point, closing off that so-called gun show loophole would have done little to stop many of the mass shootings we recently experienced as a country, however, gun control advocates say it's an important first step in keeping guns out of the hands of some of the people who shouldn't have them. kayna, kendis. >> lana, thank you very much. and, of course, we will carry the president's announcement
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>> and, of course, we heard from some of the presidential candidates right there. they're being joined on the campaign trail today by the guy many are calling the big dog himself. >> hillary clinton's campaign has unleashed bill clinton. at his first two solo events in new hampshire, he focused on policy and his wife's qualifications to lead. but the former president mostly ignored her opponents. not so for hillary's rival, donald trump, who has been blasting bill clinton's checkered past. abc's cecilia vega asked him about it. >> reporter: donald trump says your past is fair game. i've got to ask you, you keep coming up on the trail with him. is it fair game? decide who they want to nominate. i'm trying to tell now the democrats in the country why i think hillary would be the best president, and i think there's always attempts to take the
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>> trump, though, doubled down and called bill clinton, quote, one of the great women abusers of all time and called hillary an enabler. >> trump is catching flack for his first tv campaign ad showing people scrambling like ants across a mountainous border as the announcer talks about building a wall along the mexican border but it turns out that video actually shows a border in morocco and spain. trump said the difference was irrelevant because the image was just meant to show what america is rapidly becoming. he's promising more ads in the next few weeks. and ben carson took some heat last night from a person who showed up at his town hall meeting in staten island. it followed an interview carson gave last march in which he said being gay was a choice. well, he later apologized but those words came back to him last night as he was posing for pictures with supporters. >> do you think i chose to be gay? >> did you choose to be gay? >> i chose to be gay.
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it's a long conversation. >> i think you're full of [ bleep ]. >> well, the questioner -- ben smiled then walked away. nothing was made of it after that. but carson continued having his photograph taken. isis apparently has a new jihadi john. >> we will continue to wage jihad, break borders and one day invade your land. >> the terror group's latest british accented spokesman appears on a video released this weekend. sources tell abc news he may be a well-known british radical interviewed by abc news about a year and a half ago just before he fled to syria. >> i think that will be the beginning of the end of the united states of america, of britain, of europe and the entire world. >> in the new video the man calls the british prime minister an imbecile and then helps execute five alleged british spies. the mother of the so-called affluenza teen has a court
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texas authorities want to extradite tonya couch. she is accused of helping her son ethan flee the country and hide in mexico. she was brought back by u.s. marshals last week. ethan is still in mexico fighting extradition. he was on probation for running down four people two years ago. also in california, millions bracing for the second in a series of severe storms fueled by el nino. the state's last el nino storm 18 years ago killed more than a dozen people and caused billions of dollars in damage. particularly vulnerable today are the recent burn areas where the soil is so parched and packed that it's unable to absorb intense bursts of water. those heavy rains could trigger mudslides. the latest weather radar pictures justify those storm worries. a band of storms stretching nearly 700 miles covering nearly the entire west coast of california is steadily marching to the east promising rainfall
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be measured in inches. it's going to be wet and cold. >> oh, my, a soggy couple days ahead. >> yep. also ahead here this morning, a disastrous start to 2016 for stocks with a major sell-off. we'll talk about what's expected today on wall street. new information about a country singer found dead, his wife taking to social media sharing details about his final moments. plus, caught on camera, a woman escaping a kidnapper and talking about her mad dash to
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this is a very rare sight overnight in los angeles, part of one of the busiest freeways in the country closed down entirely.
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hour as police chased a violent criminal suspect who was driving the wrong way. he only stopped after crashing into several vehicles. when he tried to get away on foot, police shot him, and he was one of the area's most wanted suspected of a month-long crime spree. well, today marks the fourth day that a group of armed anti-government militia men are holed up inside a federal wildlife refuge building in a remote part of oregon. they claim the land does not belong to the federal government and are backing ranchers dwight and steven hammond who have been ordered to serve a five-year prison sentence for an alleged arson on federal land. the hammonds turned themselves in yesterday. the fbi, though, is now stepping in hoping for a peaceful resolution. wall street began the year with a bit of a thud. the worst start to a year since 2008. the sell-off triggered by bad news about chinese manufacturing activity, so the dow lost 276 points.
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the s&p gave up 31. asian markets were down again overnight but so far this morning u.s. stock futures are up. okay, well, starbucks is kicking off the new year with a brand-new espresso drink. the latte macchiato goes on sale today. it's made from steamed whole milk with full espresso shots. one barista describes it as essentially an upside down latte. on the bold scale, it's one step above a flat white and one step below a full-fledged espresso. so there you have it. >> somewhere in the middle. >> yep. when we come back, a showdown at starbucks. a woman confronts an employee who she says stole her credit card information. and time to relocate. the possibility of an nfl team in los angeles taking another step forward. i have asthma... of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece
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florida. and if you're flying, airport delays possible in los angeles, san francisco, phoenix and las vegas. also this morning, new details in a mystery for country music fans. >> the oklahoma highway patrol says it's recovered the body of 29-year-old singer craig strickland. he disappeared during a severe storm two days after christmas during a duck hunting trip. his body was found near a lake. his wife elizabeth sharing on instagram that he dragged himself out of the water before the final stages of hypothermia set in and experienced no pain during his final moments. >> oh, that's terrible. also this morning, a young woman kidnapped in her own car made a daring escape at a pennsylvania gas station more than 100 miles away. rachel stevenson's escape caught on the surveillance video, so she's driving back to college when a man jumped in her car and drove off with her. they were forced to stop when the car ran low on gas. the alleged kidnapper told stevenson to look up directions on a phone but instead she texted her boyfriend.
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>> i was getting all these texts from my boyfriend being like, where are you, please answer and like just remembering like the sound of my dad's voice and thinking to myself, are the last memories that they have of me going to be them begging me for one more minute. >> her abductor drove off. police then caught up with him by locking into the gps in her phone that she left inside the car. he is now charged with kidnapping and robbery. how does 200 bucks for a cup of coffee at starbucks sound? well, a southern california woman says that's what it cost her when a cashier stole her on a shopping spree, and although police are investigating this still, this customer took matters into her own hands confronting the clerk at the drive-through window. >> you know what you did, right? >> i'm sorry that i took money from you and your kids. anyone else but that was like
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>> that video clip has now gone viral and the victim says that may be the harshest punishment of all because now everyone knows what she is. >> wow. i have some happy news for you now. a family in houston, texas, waking up this morning for the first time at home with three new members. it's a rare set of identical female triplets born december 1st ten weeks premature. so little addison, kinsly and savannah harris each weighed barely three pounds at birth. they were healthy enough, though, to go home yesterday after a lot of planning by mom and dad. >> we've done a lot of planning. we've prepared it for awhile now and we did deliver a little early, so it's kind of -- that wasn't too expected but we're just going to go home and try to do our best. >> so brad and stephanie harris say the girls will have ankle bracelets that will be color coordinated so that they don't get them mixed up. >> okay, it is a week of turmoil in the nfl. while several teams are changing
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three have declared their desire to move to l.a. the san diego chargers, oakland raiders and st. louis rams all want to move to los angeles. they submitted their applications as soon as the season was over. the applications will be presented at a league meeting next week in houston. l.a. has been without an nfl franchise since 1994. >> got a lot of basketball fans, though. that's for sure. and for a look at basketball, here's our guys at espn. >> he's stan. i'm neil. this is our second take. there won't be a third. >> kansas taking on oklahoma. number one versus number two. neither good in these type of situations but played a whale of a basketball game. let's just go to the third overtime. buddy hield turns it over. mason forces the turnover, hit both free throws to put kansas up one. hield had 46 points, tied for the most ever by a visit at kansas. but he couldn't get that to go.
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overtimes, 109-106 to remain number one in the country for now. warriors may never lose at home. they may never lose again. who's not going to believe steph curry and the warriors? klay thompson and steph curry had combined for 60. this was against charlotte, by the way, that they were playing. and draymond green is playing at a whole other level, 13 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists. the triple-double. the warriors have won 35 straight at home. they are really good. >> you know, and looks like they're just having fun too. >> yeah. >> they'll be having fun, we assume, across the street against >> that's all we got. back to you. >> i think the lakers are really good. i think that's what i took away from that. up next in "the pulse," a new season of "the bachelor" with ben, the crazy and those cringeworthy moments. >> and smell like putin. the fragrance inspired by the russian leader.
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all right, time to check "the pulse" starting with the return of "the bachelor." >> so many ladies. last night we saw the premiere of the 20th season of the show starring ben higgins, the 27-year-old software salesman who lost out on the last season of "the bachelorette." but now he's got plenty of potential loves. long lashed, hair sprayed, spray tanned lined up for him. >> yeah, some of last night's zanier moments included this, joe joelle, aka jojo, who stepped out wearing a unicorn mask announcing that unicorns do exist. >> okay. >> rachel made her debut on a hoverboard. didn't fall off, by the way. >> nice job.
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to her credit she was wearing sensible shoes. i can dig that. >> yeah. >> jojo made it through. she got a rose. >> you're an expert. you can smell just like one of the world's top leaders if you want. the creator of a new perfume says it was inspired by russian president vladimir putin. >> and when you look at that photo, wouldn't you want to smell like putin? >> so intense. >> it is now on sale in moscow for the equivalent of $95. a rip-off actually. in a fancy black bottle sold in one of moscow's top department stores. they say there are hints of pinecones but cheaper fume. i don't know. and idaho man woke up in the middle of the night to a loud was it a burglar, no, it was a
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this animal had fallen down a window well and smashed in through his children's playroom. >> emergency service workers had to arrive to try to coax it to leave. they were worried they'd have to put it down but they didn't. they got it up the stairs and out. >> more news for some of you. for some of you. p i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but i won't accept is getting out there with less than my best. so if i can go for something better than warfarin, i will. eliquis reduced the risk of plus it had significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. that really mattered to me. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer than p seek immediate medical care
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like unusual bruising. r eliquis may increase your bleeding risk if you take certain medicines. r tell your doctor about all planned medical or dental procedures. ti accept i don't have to set records. r but i'm still going for my personal best. and for eliquis. reduced risk of stroke plus less major bleeding. p ask your doctor if switching to eliquis is right for you. at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it' s a fact. kind of like reunions equal blatant lying. the company is actually doing really well on, on social media. oh that' s interesting. i - i started social media. oh! it was what if the sweet stevia leaf was discovered... ...before the sugarcane.
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had fewer calories. truvia. life with less sugar is just as sweet. checking our top stories today, president obama outlines his executive order tightening gun laws. republican presidential hopefuls are already attacking his actions. bill clinton has joined his wife's campaign. the former president is still very popular but could also be a liability. donald trump for one is calling him one of the great women abusers of all time. the new english speaking kesman in isis videos may be masking his face but offs say they think they know who he is, someone abc news interviewed in 2014. looking at today's weather, all the action is in the west with heavy rain for california up to 3 inches in some areas and up to 2 feet of snow in the mountains. pretty much everywhere else it
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it was one of the biggest whoppers, of course, in live television in recent memory. steve harvey crowning the wrong miss universe. >> so now the woman who actually won is speaking out about the awkward moment and how she's very anxious to finally move past it. here's abc's juju chang. >> it has blue sapphires in it, diamonds obviously. >> reporter: it's not every day you get to say pound of white gold and sparkling jewels up close, but miss universe showed us her crowning glory. the infamous crown finding its rightful place here on the head of miss philippines, pia wurtzbach. >> i have to apologize. >> reporter: it was the blunder that stunned the universe, miss universe, that is. >> i will take responsibility for this. >> reporter: host steve harvey's gaffe taking the crown off miss colombia and placing it instead on miss philippines who was suddenly no longer first runner-up. we saw your face. it was literally utter shock.
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was announced the winner. >> reporter: some people are now saying, well, steve harvey must have done this on purpose. >> not at all with the way that he was so apologetic afterwards. >> reporter: miss colombia felt she said humiliated but felt it was a grave injustice. >> if the situation was switched then maybe i would have felt the same way, so it's okay. i understand where she's coming from. >> reporter: despite miss colombia's suggestion, pia says she doesn't think sharing the crown makes sense. >> it would be very difficult for two girls to share the crown, because it's not just the crown but the responsibility and the job of a miss universe. >> reporter: and she's anxious to get to work promoting her causes. pia makes being glamorous look easy. >> to us miss universe is that one crown that we can't get and finally after 42 years i got it.
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that really i was the one that did it.


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