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praeg woman to postpone trips to the cravian and south america affected by the outbreaks. >> some companies are donating bottled water to flint, michigan wal-mart joining coke and pepsi. the company says they will provide up to 6.5 million bot ols of water for flint's children. some music stars have also donated water. >> blake griffin apologizing this morning after breaking his hand following a fight with a team staffer. griffin hurt himself when he punched a member of the team's equipment staff outside a toronto restaurant. he is expected to miss at least four to six weeks. coach doc rivers says this sort of stuff shouldn't happen and the team may actually penalize griffin. we'll turn to baseball now. the strike zone may be getting a lift. commissioner rob manfred says major league baseball is looking whether to raise the bottom of the strike zone. not much from the hollow beneath
the kneecap to the top of the kneecap. that's where it was till ten years ago. it's only a couple of inches but offense has been slumping for the past 15 years or so. and there was a special wrestling match in the boston area an undefeated high school wrestler against a special needs studio. the video getting a lot of attention. devin shoe cois one of the top high school wrestlers in massachusetts but now there's a las loss on his record but a victory for everyone else. >> devin just proved there that it's never wrong to do the right thing. >> if i had to lose to someone, i'd like to lose to andy. like it was a win-win in my booking. > devin's opponent andy howland was thrilled with the victory. he's been wrestling competitively for seven years. this wasn't his first win either. great to see that. i love it. >> great attitude about it. >> all right. coming up russia joins the fight in the war against isis.
allying itself with syrian president bashar assad. terry moran takes us inside the fighting giving us a rare view from the front lines. and remembering a hollywood mainstay. what you may not have known about actor abe vigoda but first a look at today's temperatures across the country. i learned this about great falls. you can get 18 cans of pabst blue ribbon for $12.99 right now. it's a steal. >> is that a beer? >> yeah. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex. o tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in lilike 4 hours. forget t tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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leaders as opposed to president assad bashar al assad say they haven't decided whether to go accusing the united states of adopting unacceptable iranian and russian ideas on solving the conflict. police in denmark will now be able to seize valuables worth more than $1500 from asylum seekers to help cover their housing and food costs. while their cases are being processed. the united nations condemned the new law saying refugees deserved compassion. turning now to the heart of the crisis. the brutal civil war in syria and russia joining the fight in the war against isis aligning itself with syria's besieged leader assad. >> this morning in an abc news exclusive, terry moran is on the front lines with a rare view inside a russian armored personnel carrier. >> reporter: the vil of which now lies shattered after a battle two weeks ago. there's almost nothing left here.
we walk the streets past the ruins. for three years, rebels against the government of syrian president bashar al assad controlled this strategic village until russian air power arrived. so you came in on the ground and the russians were in the sky? >> yes. and now this is syria. >> yes. >> salma is ours. >> reporter: salma is yours. it's now in its fifth year a quarter million people have been killed here. millions of refugees and in this chaos, isis was born. and now the russians are here. and they are all in. more than 200 russian air strikes boosted the syrian troops here and the battle continues. it's only been a few days since the is sir s troops took this town and we can still hear
mortar fire small arms fire. those are the front lines a few miles away. in the three-months since russia joined the fighting their forces have turned the tide of battle. massive air strikes have pulverized rebels and bolstered the assad regime. a close moscow ali. we went to sea on board a russian destroyers, sailed out into the mediterranean and saw how much firepower moscow committed to the effort. cruise missiles on board, it not only is supporting the russian campaign in syria, it's sending a signal to the rest of the world about the russian navy's modern capabilities. at the main russian air base in syria, jets are roorg day and night. the perimeter bristling with helicopter gun ships. this is the tip of the spear of russian air power in syria. the russians tell us they've thrown more than 5,000 sorties from this base striking 10,000
targets. the massive russian commitment here and the way it's rapidly shape add the battlefield stand in sharp contrast to president obama's years of caution. even after declaring -- >> that assad needs to go. >> reporter: but the u.s., britain and others say russia is helping the assad regime a lot more than they're fighting isis and they accuse their forces of is diskrim nat attacks that killed hundreds of civilians. we saw russians loading so-called dumb bombs, unguided munitions, very inaccurate lots of potential for collateral damage. when i spoke with the russian general konashenkov he scornfully dismissed the charge. >> what civilian facilities are you talking about? these are powerful groups of terrorists. one thing is clear. there is a new reality in the syrian war and it speaks russian. terry moran, abc news salma, syria. >> fascinating. > i remember the white house officials when the russians
first launched this offensive as terry mentioned saying good luck. and things have turned around 180 degrees since they launch this had offensive at least for president assad's regime there. >> there's been such talk is he going to step down and tuesday, the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov of rove had to fight off talk from reporters saying no, there was a former chief of intelligence there were some rumors he asked assad to step down. he said there's nothing true to that. it's been such a long draw on this war over there. it's heart breaking i think about the children all the time over there. >> can you believe it's been five years of the assault in syria. the flood of refugees continues though no matter where the tide is on that fight. >> so true. coming up remembering a television legend. >> he's been a hollywood mainstay for more than 40 years. this morning we remember actor abe vigoda. you're watching abc "world news
♪ okay, so among those jazzy strains of '70s sit-com theme songs, "barney miller" was likely one of the most recognizable. >> abe vigoda became a persona larger than any of his own characters. he's died. abc's david wright looks back on his il trus lustrious career. >> if anyone wants to arrange a meeting -- >> reporter: his most famous role was sal tessio, the mobster who ends up betraying michael corleone. like. >> arrange security. >> reporter: abe vigoda wasn't sicilian. he was a russian jew. a theater actor, he went on to
stardom on abc's "barney miller." as the curmudgeonly detective fish. >> in an emergency you would be the first one i would call. >> you should call me first. i need time to put my teeth in. >> oddly, i have go da spent years fight agurban legend he had already died. >> the rumor is that he died. >> abe is there in the control room? he is. >> reporter: that's him on david letterman's show in 1988. like his character in "the godfather." >> tell mike it was only business. he knew the end was coming. >> tom, can you get me off the hook? for old time's sake? >> can't do it. >> reporter: abe vigoda was 94. david wright, abc news, new york. >> quite a legend. >> he also performed on and off broadway just really, really incredible man. >> all right. coming up the countdown top valentine's day. >> oh. so if you've been looking for love in all the wrong places could one of those places be the
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ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ all right folks, we're now t minus 18 days away from the most romantic holiday of the year. the pressure's on.e bound and determined to get yourself a valentine, you got to work. >> but is it a good idea to look inside your own workplace? i see noll just disappeared. >> here's rebecca jarvis. >> that was nice to meet you, ben. >> reporter: office romance, even the interns can't escape it. >> see you later? >> love to. >> reporter: but all's fair in love and work.
these days many companies have policies that frown bon cubicle courtships. what happens when the one is the one you sit next to every day. >> we worked together for just over a year and i never told a single soul. >> reporter: jaclyn smith and now husbander tile ear mcgee were together for four years when tyler took a job at her company where she no longer works, finding his desk right next to his girlfriend's. >> eight floors of a building you didn't expect to be sitting 15 feet away from her. >> reporter: the couple choosing to keep their relationship private from coworkers. >> we were worried what people might think or say. >> reporter: the business insider editor says there were several steps they took to keep their work and personal lives separate. >> you should always check the company policy before you start an office romance. >> we weren't showing up and leaving at the same time. and to be frank, we rarely talked to each other. >> reporter: the couple also kept their lovey-dovey messages off their business e-mails and
cell phones. another important consideration, keeping their love quarles out of the office. now, happily married for four months jacqueline and tyler say their relationship is a testament to making an office relationship work. >> i ended up leaving the company and going to work somewhere else. and we stayed together and a few years later i proposed. >> yeah. >> the rest is history. . >> rebecca jarvis abc news new york. so is it a good idea? >> well, you know love is blind. >> what does that say? >> that means it can happen anywhere. actually i see it happen a lot in the news rooms. >> yeah. >> especially late at night around this hour. just saying. > no. >> why did our floor director leave during this conversation? we're going to investigate. >> i don't know. find love wherever you want, folks.
in morning on "world news now," sitting it out. >> donald trump saying he will not be participating in tomorrow's debate. the last before the first votes of the presidential election but can he really resist? oo break is news from oregon. the standoff with militia men and the fer government turning deadly overnight. one of the leaders of the group killed. others arrested. the latest just ahead. on the edge the california town teeter anning on a cliff and the residents forced out but some refusing to leave their homes even though they could fall into the ocean at any moment. >> and super commercials. the other people watch the super bowl. if you're not into football then maybe this year's crop of ads will work for you. but will they be fun? we'll follow the tear jerker trend of last year. it's wednesday