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this morning on "world news now," market mayhem. the financial tail spin that started in china and sent investors into a selloff worldwide. the latest uncertainty this morning before wall street's opening bell. attack mode. donald trump attracting huge crowds in new hampshire, takes aim at bill and hillary clinton while giving gop challenger ted cruz legal advice. and new this half hour, classroom challenge. >> okay, there are four sets of twins in kindergarten in the same school. why teachers have their hands full and why some parents want to keep them apart. >> understandably. and later in "the skinny," justin timberlake in trouble. his song "suit and tie" was a real hit. of course. now someone else says he copied it. what do you think?
it's monday -- or it's friday, january 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> making sure thayou're on your toes and you realize that it is friday. >> you're here to terrify everyone. >> i'm kendis gibson, everybody. >> and i'm kayna whitworth. our top story this morning is wall street. really got off on the wrong foot this year. >> we're keeping a close eye on the markets overseas at this hour. it's the worst start for the dow since 1896. the worst ever for the brother s&p 500. >> so you can blame the hit to your 401(k) on china. abc's marci gonzales has details. >> reporter: wall street stocks took a nose dive plunging 392 points, officially putting the market into correction territory. >> this is a weird start to 2016. >> reporter: it was the worst day for the dow in three months as troubles in china's economy sent jitters across the pacific. china's stock market slipped
about 7% thursday after its currency fell to its lowest level against the dollar since march, 2011. trading in china was automatically halted setting off another slump in asian and european stocks. >> that will probably translate into further problems here in the u.s. markets. >> reporter: oil prices plunged along with stock prices hitting their lowest level in 12 years. >> people are just not buying commodities. that suggests there are big problems in the global economy that we may not know about. >> reporter: what does this mean long-term for the small investors? experts say don't panic. >> just go out to a movie or something and don't worry too much about this. >> the silver lining is we could take a step back. it's only the beginning of january. we've got a long way to go. >> reporter: but that may be easier said than done for nervous stockholders. marci gonzales, abc news, new york. another vital gauge of the economy is last month's jobless rate. it was released this morning. could be encouraging.
analysts predict there were 210,000 hires during the holiday rush in december and the unemployment rate fell to around 4.9%. so just last week, applications for unemployment fell by 10,000 showing the job market is strong. >> i should point out the asian markets had a volatile morning so far. so things could be rough on wall street, as well. we turn now to politics and donald trump upping the ante in the green mountain state. his rally yesterday in burlington, vermont, drew hundreds of protesters but thousands of supporters as he unleashed a new attack ad on hillary clinton. abc's kenneth moton with more. >> reporter: in one of the most liberal cities in the country, hundreds of supporters stood in line and in the cold for hours to see gop presidential contender donald trump. >> we can't get them in. so you are very, very lucky tonight, i hope, right? >> reporter: trump filled a 1400 seat venue in burlington, vermont, the place that elected bernie sanders. but his campaign doled out 20,000 tickets.
trump delivered more one-two punches at his rivals including hillary clinton. >> i must say i have my mind-set on hillary. i do have my mind-set. >> women's rights are human rights. >> reporter: earlier in the day, trump dropped this bombshell campaign video attacking clinton on women's rights showing her with disgraced congressman anthony weiner and bill cosby. then this image of former president bill clinton with monica lewinsky. the clintons refused to take the bait. >> i don't have a response. if he wins the republican nomination, we'll have plenty of time to talk about it. >> reporter: gop rival ted cruz is also trying to ignore trump who raised questions about his legal right to run for president. trump advising the texas senator born in canada to an american mother go to court to clear up the matter. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> reporter: trump may have a point. constitutional legal scholars
told abc news, it appears cruz is in the clear but the issue is still unresolved. kenneth moton, abc news, washington. this morning, french investigators are treating a foiled attack outside a paris police station as an act of >> terry:. officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man pledging allegiance to isis after threatening them wearing what turned out to be a vest that had fake explosives. but the incident coincided with the first anniversary of the massacre at the "charlie hebdo" satirical newspaper. >> back here at home, federal agents say they've arrested two people with ties to isis in two separate incidents. first up in sacramento. a 23-year-old iraqi man arrested accused of trying to travel to syria to fight with terror organizations. in houston, a 24-year-old iraqui man was apprehended and charged with providing material support to isis, as well. although similar, the feds have yet to link the two arrests. both men were refugees. one entering from syria sparking new criticism, of course, from republicans that the u.s. isn't doing enough to screen refugees. the mother of the so-called
affluenza teen will be arraigned this morning in texas. tonya couch is accused of helping a felon, her son, ethan, avoid apprehension. she was brought from los angeles yesterday in handcuffs and leg irons. ethan remains in mexico fighting extradition. her attorney says the $1 million bail is unreasonable and wants it reduced. oklahoma is experiencing dozens of earthquakes this week. some blame the swarm on fracking in the region. the two largest came 30 seconds apart wednesday night here near the oklahoma, kansas state line. the quakes were felt in neighboring states wichita, kansas state inspectors checked bridges and other infrastructure for damage. all they found were three broken water mains and cracks in some buildings. insurance agents in the region have been getting inquiries about earthquake insurance. >> it's not earthquakes in the west that's the problem. california finally catching a break from those el nino fueled storms at least for the moment. the big concern right now is
mudslides. all that rain has saturated the ground under many homes and another wave of rain is on the horizon. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: those storms generating monstrous waves. lapping at these homes in malibu. heavy seas gobbling up this street near san diego. that rock slide closing a yosemite highway. all of it whipped up by three consecutive el nino storms in as many days. in petaluma, california, this truck flipped over, trapping a woman inside her car. rescuers diving into the murk to free her. she survived. in the mountains, the snow blinding. from near flagstaff, arizona, to california. >> more snow in the one storm than we got all last season. >> knocking out power to the ski town of big bear. >> this river was about three feet over my head. yet the drought here persists. all the rain the past week enough to last the city of los angeles for just six days. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles.
so the storms from el nino also are moving across the country. >> and they're having a wonderful effect in the dakotas. take a look. some areas got more than a foot of snow. the biggest snowfall there this season. it however caught the folks at fargo's airport by surprise. when they ran out of deicing liquid canceling flights. now more snow is on the way. accuweather's justin povick is covering it for us. justin, good morning. >> kayna and kendis, good morning to you, as well. we're tracking wet weather for a change over the northeast. it's been quiet the past couple of days as these showers work their way north and eastbound. we're concerned about roadway travel delays and the potential for icing where you see pink shading, as well. speaking much -- of wintry weather, we're going to have our hands full with the plowable snow setting up this weekend over the midwest with gusty winds and treacherous travel. kayna and kendis, back to you. >> thank you.
so kindergarten teachers at this school in wisconsin seeing double everywhere they look. >> yeah, there are four sets of twins among the 63 first year students. ah. twins account for about 3 in every 100 births in this country. southview elementary has one in eight in the kindergarten class there. none are identical twins and three of the four sets are split up into different classrooms. >> we did give the parents the option to have them together or separate. and three out of the four sets wanted them separated because they knew there were behavior issues when they were together. >> okay. maybe it's something in the water in wisconsin. there are two other sets in the same town's kindergarten. wow. just last spring, five sets of twins graduated high school together. just 35 miles from chippewa falls. >> twins everywhere. i think it's kind of cool though. my grandmother is an identical twin. my mother-in-law is a twin. >> which means you're having -- >> which means my sister-in-law may be having twins. >> you're hoping your
sister-in-law. we'll see. coming up in "the skinny," our first look at the entire cast of the highly anticipated "full house" remake. >> also ahead, the record powerball jackpot drawing tomorrow night. why these giant prizes might be getting harder and harder to win. >> a health alert about pizza delivered to your home and the warning has nothing to do with the pie. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol. "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol. your clever moves won't stop the cold and flu. but disinfecting with lysol can. because lysol wipes and spray are approved to kill more types of germs than clorox. including those that can make you sick. for a healthy home this cold and flu season... lysol that.
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used in those boxes saying they could cause cancer and birth defects. the chemicals are used as a sealant to keep pizza grease from oozing through the box. but it turns out those sealants can be absorbed by the pizza. >> i remember guys in college that made furniture out of the boxes. concerning. mcdonald's is modernizing their packaging with big bold colors and made with eco-friendly materials. the company says that its new look is part of its new plan to be a modern and progressive burger company. mcdonald's also says it is committed to making sure all of its packaging is made with recyclable materials by the year 20/20. >> thanks for that. so in case you haven't heard and they've been trying to keep it a secret, the next powerball drawing will offer the biggest jackpot in american history rolling over some 18 times since november 4th. >> you can't wrap your head around the numbers. how did it get so big? abc's linsey davis tells us it's $700 million, if it doesn't get
your attention, not much will. >> reporter: get ready, everybody. this is powerball. >> reporter: this is unprecedented. >> two quick picks? >> reporter: $700 million for saturday's drawing. >> next! >> reporter: that's more than $428 million cash. >> i'd probably get a nice place somewhere. >> reporter: lots of time to daydream while standing in this two-hour line in nevada. >> right there. there's the winner. >> reporter: it's all by design. back in october, the rules changed. the odds went from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. meaning, it became far less likely to win a jackpot. increasing the run, or length, between jackpot payouts. and it's working. the longer they go without a winner, in this case, 18 drawings since early november, the bigger the jackpot gets. the good news? you're more likely to win a smaller prize. the odds are 1 in 25 that you'll win something. even if it is only $4. according to the number
crunchers, there's a 17% chance this jackpot will roll over again and there will be a billion with a "b," a billion dollar jackpot on wednesday. linsey davis, abc news, new york. so can you imagine if nobody wins? i mean we have our list right here. >> i have my winning ticket right here. sure do. >> oh, the picture again. who did i win with? >> hey. i'm looking mighty fine right there. you know? that's my samuel l. jackson. >> why are you wearing a disguise? >> trying to hide from the new relatives you gain with all that money. when we come back, our music lawsuit challenge. we're going to take you on the latest case or take on the latest case by listening to both songs. > also, will ferrell kicking and screaming with the pros. we'll explain. that's next in "the skinny."
involves justin tim bare lake and jay-z over their song "suit and tie" from the 2013. let's refresh your memory and listen. ♪ and as long as i got my suit and tie ♪ >> the claimants in the "suit and tie" suit claim that even though timberlake's label paid to sample their song, they didn't sample the whole song. >> so the plaintiffs also claim they're owed royalties for "suit and tie's" commercial use in a budweiser campaign. the original song, 1973's "sho enough" by future hall of famers sly slick and wicked. let's take a listen. ♪ ♪ so you think
>> so that's them from "soul train" back in the day, obviously. all right. so no doubt it sounds similar. timberlake's label did sample the song. at issue is the original vocal performance. >> apparently that wasn't part of the sampling deal. the plaintiffs say their vocal performance ends in suit and tie either timberlake and company will concede and settle or the judge will have to decide. >> you be the judge. what do you think? >> first we've got a first look at the cast of the "full house" "fuller house" with everyone in character on set. >> the images of the show and the cast reunited bob saget, lori loughlin, john stamos and dave coulier along with candice cameron and jodie sweetin as sisters deejay and stephanie tanner of course, the wacky neighbor,
good friend kimmy gibbler. the set should look familiar, by the way, because in the series, d.j. moves into that house with her children back into that same san francisco house where she grew up. >> a lot of people excited for
this reunion. two decades in the making. the series premieres february 26th on netflix. >> will farrell has a major announcement. he is the part owner of the newest major league soccer team lafc. >> >> farrell is no stranger to soccer. who can forget his role as a crazed youth coach in "kicking and screaming." he does understand that some might be surprised by his latest business venture. >> this is not a joke. i've never been a part owner of anything. '84 toyota camry with my brother. >> so he joins mia hamm and magic johnson, also co-owners of
the team. lafc won't take the field until 2018. >> finally, we've heard there will be another special guest joining coldplay during the super bowl halftime show. >> queen b, beyonce headlined
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for a full 12 hours. all night... or all day. ♪ let's do the time warp again ♪ let's do the time warp again >> believe it, right? this time last week, we had just rung in the have you year. so since we are officially one week into 2016, how about a little time warp. back to the, you know, the beginning of the year. >> oh, my. so from presidential executive actions to the presidential race and a touching tribute in a song, here now is our "friday rewind." >> this is not a plot to take away everybody's guns. you pass a background check, you purchase a firearm. >> i think that you know, hillary was an enabler and a lot of things happened that were, you know, obviously very seedy. i mean, he was impeached.
for heaven's sake. >> 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? >> the republicans have to decide who they want to nominate. i'm trying to tell now the democrats and the country why i think hillary would be the best president. >> do you believe senator ted cruz is a national born citizen? >> i don't know, to be honest. >> talking about that you were born in canada, not criticizing it but saying you could have problems with that. why do you think he's doing that? >> look, i'm not going to try to psychoanalyze donald trump. >> this refuge here is rightfully owned by the people. the principles that we are here are based upon the constitution of the united states. >> i would call them terrorists. they have a political agenda and they're -- -- >> and they're armed. >> they're bringing it forward with arms. >> the initial analysis is not consistent with the north korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test. >> they're bragging, puffing themselves up. they don't actually have the
capability to obliterate the korean peninsula. the bad news is that they're trying. >> we wanted to present as many sides as we could, but at the same time, we also wanted to tell a compelling story. >> this is the l.a. river normally just a trickle of water in a concrete canyon but right now pushing 150 times its average amount of water. ♪ it's been a long day without you my friend and i'll tell you all about it when i see you again ♪ >> i'm glad so many people are talking about that. it was moving. >> it was a great moment. should tell you, what a busy week ahead. including oscar nominations on the 14th, state of the union on the 12th and on monday, i know what you'll be doing. the championship game. >> yeah. >> watching? >> and on saturday, there's also the lottery drawing, the powerball. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. nsomniacs for two
making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, terror arrest in two states. refugees from the middle east accused of having ties to isis. we're live. political showdown. a donald trump rally with clinton bashing, protesters and chants. >> and who's going to pay for the wall? >> all: mexico. >> who's going to pay for the wall? >> all: mexico. >> getting the crowd fired up on bernie sanders' home turf. caught on camera. a woman removed from a plane after an emergency landing. the other passengers erupting in applause. extreme weather. minus 25 degrees expected this weekend. plus, one brave driver in a lamborghini.