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up in the team's locker room. in south carolina, closing argument set this morning in the case of a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. he took the stand in defense saying he felt total fear when the victim, walter scott, got nt at him. however, scott was dozens of feet away from the officer and his stun gun before he was shot. >> i didn't know the distance, so i fired the firearm until the threat was stopped. >> he had trouble explaining what he's doing here, picking up the taser from one location moving it closer to scott's body. he faces 30 years to life if convicted. an ohio state university
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campus rampage is withholding judgment about the student who launched the attack. isis called the student one of their soldiers and investigators are searching for ties to the terrorist group. brian ross with more. >> reporter: isis is claiming the ohio state attack is carried out by what its called one of his soldiers of the islamic state. just five months ago, he was graduating with honors from community college in ohio wonder what happened. >> pictures of the graduation shows a jubilant young man, so for this to happen four to five months later, yes, i would be very interested to know all the circumstances. >> reporter: all smiles in facebook, his name now is added to a long list of at least 14 young people linked to terrorist attacks in the u.s. in his statement posted on facebook before the attack in which he was shot dead, he
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attacks, then make peace. authorities say he was not known to the fbi and has agents seek o learn more, victims begin the healing process. serving two tours in iraq uninjured, only to be injured on an american college campus. >> went, turned to swing the knife at me, and i reached up with the left hand and grabbed the blade and i ducked under the arm to get back in the building to get away from him. >> reporter: to determine the connection to isis, the fbi is going through his phone and computer records looking to see who he might have been in contact with. brian ross, abc news, new york. iraqi forces launch an assault on isis fighters trying to regain control of the city of mo mosul. the spokesperson said the front line in the city has been fully
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20 more. militants are said to plant ieds in homes to stop the iraqis from advancing. across the border in syria, drone footage shows neighborhoods in eastern aleppo taken president the forces. captured monday and tuesday, and meanwhile, the u.s. blames human error for the air strike that kimmed syria allied forces. 62 troops killed, and the u.s. said it's only confirmed 15. back in this country, video shg explosion near the kansas city airport. flames lit up the night sky, seen from miles away. the fire burned itself out after more than an hour. there was no damage and no one was injured, and the flights were not avffected. the cause under investigation. health officials warning anyone who took home leftovers from a free thanksgiving dinner to throw them out. three died and 17 others sick
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food-born illness, but they have not pin pointed the exact cause. dozens of people arrested in the nationwide protest over the minimum wage. demonstrators in chicago, detroit, houston, minneapolis, los angeles, and new york demanded wages be increased to $15 an hour. many of those marching are fast food and child care workers who say they can't make ends meet. a long time viewer of the show know we love our real estate here on and this is one we've shown you before. >> a huge home near houston, texas, and it's famous because it's said to have the largest closet in the whole country. the closet itself? three stories with a floating staircase, just not closet. >> and a bar. and now it can be yours. the house is back on the market for the second time in two years. it's listed -- this is a good deal, just under $8 million. >> and that's for the house, not
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too? in that case -- >> it has to. >> worth it. >> the list price in 2014 was $12.9 million, so discount. >> it's gone down. >> there you go. coming up, growing problem playing out at gun stores across america. the surge of frightening smash and grab robberies. what authorities tell abc news where the weapons are ultimately ending up. plus, how cutting th could cost you. cities and states are trying to charge you money for watching tv shows online. let us know what you think on facebook at, and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news new." nw." now."
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what started as a minor fender bender turned into road rage in england. guy in the green flat bed was rear ended, and he wrestles the other dude. the green guy gets back in the flat bed slamming it into the front end of the other truck. that'll teach him. that's not enough. he gets out of the truck, and the other guy won't come out. >> he's going to climb in. >> smashes the guy's window with the shovel. police are trying to track the attacker down. >> oh, okay. that's one way to handle a
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frightsening scene on camera at a gun store in tampa, florida. >> latest in the series of smash and grab robberies in america. the problem appears to be getting worse. here's the abc news investigation. >> reporter: the hunt on for brazen thieves who used an suv to smash into the florida gun store. up to 15 crooks swarming in, grabbing dozens of weapons. abc news has learned gun store burglaries a in texas, this thief smashing the door, then the case, gone in seven seconds. ever creative, this gang uses a truck and steel cables to rip a metal gate off the hinges. some using blow torches. a disturbing 28% spike in gun store burglaries from 2013 to 2015. more than 12,000 weapons, including assault rifles, stolen. this year, the pace of
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are in, get the guns, and out. >> reporter: in and out, 30 seconds? >> 30 seconds. >> reporter: leading directly to violence on the street. >> we know the guns are instantly used to commit violent crimes in our communities. >> reporter: a growing threat as heists get bigger and bigger. abc news, new york. >> that's really impressive and shocking, seven seconds for one, 30 seconds for the other? >> netting 40 weapons. >> insane. sports foundation are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case. >> sure they are out there on the street somewhere. in the next half hour, new development in the kidnapped mom case in california. her husband is now speaking out just days after she was found badly beaten and tied up. what he's saying about speculation that his wife's 22-day ordeal was a hoax. >> first, binge watching your favorite shows online may soon cost you. hear about the tax you could
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services like netflix and amazon. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. r lives with a mad dash for the sea. it's a tough journey. predators are on watch for a quick bite to eat. but it's our appetites that pose the biggest threat of all. nets designed to catch some of our favorite seafood threaten sea turtle survival.
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so some of us are still recovering from a weekend of both binge eating and binge watching. >> yeah. whether you're indulging why "gilmore girls" or "murder, she wrote." >> what's wrong with that? >> always catches the bad guy.
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nick watt tells us why. >> i mean it. it's stress relief, do not make a stressful. >> reporter: bad news, bingeing on netflix may become not quite so chill. dozens of cities across california are considering taxing netflix and other video streaming services. >> jeepers. this is bad. >> reporter: maybe for kimmy, but not for municipalities looking cutters. the argument? taxed on tv cable subscription, so why not streaming? with 47 million subscribers in the u.s., a potential tax pot of half a billion dollars a year. >> using a decade's old utility tax to take a tax out of the welcomes and apps like netflix, google, hulu and others. >> that would be bad. >> a disaster, ma'am. >> reporter: netflix says it's a dangerous precedent.
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a website or app like netflix, hulu, others are utilities, frankly, anything can be a utility. >> considering a 9.4% levy. >> how much does it cost? >> reporter: a buck a month for each of us. some in chicago agree filing a class action lawsuit after their city imposed a 9% tax on streaming last year. in pennsylvania, it's 6% statewide. >> tell me what to do. >> law is on our side, and we'll see what happens. >> i feel like the story had a lot of unnecessary details in it. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> say it isn't so. >> yeah. jessica fletcher has not found a crime she's not solved." murder, she wrote," just read about it. full of zest and life. >> good song too. >> good them.
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time now for the mix, and we start with what i consider to be very good news, maybe my favorite study ever, so this happened in the u.k. a british study found that in studying over 80,000 adults over the course of 14 years, cta >> oh. >> they include biking, for example. >> yes. >> very healthy exercise. enjoying a nice bike ride. we got racket sports are another good one, they say, to prolong your life. in addition to that, swimming and ahere's where the news come in, running and jogging -- >> what we do. >> need not apply.
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your life, apparently. same goes, by the way, for football or rugby in case you played either one of those, but i just got a new excuse to not run. >> to not run, like, hey you want to run today to lose weight? nope. >> christmas came early. mystery solved down under in new zealand. the folks at the entrance of the tunnel noticed over time that these certain traffic cones, orange cones, they kept being moved. take a look at thees you'll see. they didn't know why. finally, they set up a cctv, and apparently, this local bird native to the area would move the cones whenever people were not around. you see it down there? so construction folks kind of assumed that the bird was trying to get attention. >> trying to punk them. >> trying to get fed, but it was always weird to them, like, all right, why are the cones
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>> that's funny. they are endangered and tough to spot there so this one wanted attention. speaking of down under, we heard of bear hugs, but what about a kangaroo hug? i'd like you to meet abby, the hugging kangaroo. rescued at five months old, been at the sanctuary in australia ever since and thanks the rescues every day by giving them a massive hug. >> never forget. the butt's sticking out, but she is getting in there and just giving a good big hug. >> not a bear hug, but a kangaroo hug. >> called maybe the most affectionate animal in the world. >> there you go. this is a lovely sight. in singapore. emirates do great promotional stuff. this is what they did to the
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this morning on "world news now," wildfire emergency, the rain fanning flames in some regions. we'll talk with an official on the ground there for the latest updates. and last nights's dinner between president-elect trump and mitt romney was apparently good what romney said afterwards and hillary clinton's surprise appearance last night. find out what katy perry had to do with it. new this half hour, new development in the case of the missing california mom found alive after three weeks. >> her husband speaks to abc news about his wife's condition after being badly beaten and how police officers, quote, warn ed him to brace himself before visiting her in the hospital.
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musical," latest with the "hamilton" creator, collaborating with the rock, we'll have the full story on the skinny. it's wednesday, november 30th. it'll catch on eventually, this song. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> yeah. >> i wonder if all the audience members watching the show will be on the phone. >> one show you're allowed to take photos of. >> >> d.j. kelly, like, no, not another one. all right, a serious note this morning, though, with the devastating wildfires in eastern tennessee. the resort city of gatlinburg under a curfew until 6:00 a.m. to keep residents and tourists safe. >> the fire destroyed much of the town at the foot of the great smokey mountains. unbelievable footage we're seeing. gusts as strong as 60 miles per hour pushed flames over 20 square miles.
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evacuated. some managed to get out with just the clothes on their backs. three deaths are being blamed on the flames. investigators say the fire that started it all was caused by humans. >> earliier we spoke with mark nagi with the department of transportation, spending all day driving around the coupe. >> i know you toured the area, what did you tell us about the destruction there? >> caller: good news is downtown gatlinburg is pretty much all in ta streets and maybe within a half a mile of that main strip, it looks like a bomb has gone off. >> wow. >> caller: homes that are -- you only know they were there because the foundation is all that remains, and it's something that's going to take a long time for the folks in gatlinburg to rebuild. >> as you drove around the area, were you stunned but how devastating this was? >> caller: absolutely. i mean, you hear the reports from the night before about the high winds or 60 miles per hour,
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for yourself can you understand how much widespread devastation there is in the area. it isn't just the folks vacationing there. this is also just the normal houses for the folks that live in gatlinburg, so these are the folks that are going to have to deal with this 365 days a year. >> can you speak to the ramifications of this? affecting both the residents that live there, but also the many, many tourists that go there every year. >> caller: yeah, certainly. you just wonder what it'sng busier tourist seasons. this is, perhaps, the worst fire seen in east tennessee in about a century. the governor toured the area. this is something that's going to take a while for folks to deal with. >> give us the latest overall as far as you know, the fire is under control and it did not have much of an impact on dollywood at the same time, right? >> caller: that's correct.
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ford, and the fire did not get into the area. we have seen heavy rains helping smaller fires that remean in the gatlinburg area. >> i wonder, any semblance of the a plan to move forward and rebuild? >> caller: well, i think it's way too early to say, but this has been something that governor is well aware of everything going on in the area, and it's something that the state will deal with, and i'm sure we'll get federal assistance as well. >> thanks to mark tennessee department of transportation joining us with the latest on the devastation, mark. >> caller: thank you. >> another note about the nichgs right now, high wind watches and warnings in the fire zone today, however, more rain is on the way. >> hoping the rain helps with the fire, but the same system is bringing tornados to louisiana and mississippi creating a dangerous situation in that region. >> this breaking news overnight, the powerful storms have been tearing across the south, and we've just learned those storms have turned deadly.
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there's also multiple buildings destroyed across the state. we'll stay on top of the breaking news story. now to mitt romeny's stunning about face on donald trump turning criticism to compliments. months after romney blasted trump as a phoney conman, they sat down together with the secretary of state within reach, and he heaped praise on the president-elect saying america's best days are ahead. >> he di do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing. he won the general election, and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together, and his vision is something which obviously connected with the american people in a very powerful way. >> romney said he's been impressed with trump since the victory speech. they discussed world affairs over dinner calls the conversation inlightening and engaging. >> okay. trump has been putting the cabinet together with nominees
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sparking a new debate with a single tweet, punishment about burning the american flag. here's more now from tom llamas. >> reporter: president-elect trump starting his day with an out of the blue declaration on twitter. nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, there must be consequences. perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail. no explauatnation for the trigg but it came 30 minutes after massachusetts college removed all american flags after someone set one ablaze to protest trump. >> they took down the flag after one flag was set on fire. >> reporter: flag burns is protected under the first amendment, 26 years ago, the supreme court decided it was freedom of speech. one of the justices who agreed was scalia, who trump often praised. >> in this country, we have a long tradition of protecting unpleasant speech. >> we have a responsibility as a
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rights that are in the constitution. >> reporter: trump's tweet taking attention from a busy they for the transition team. republican congressman tom price of georgia picked as secretary of health and human services. price is an orthopedic surgeon and fierce critic of obamacare. >> this is bad for patients, of all americans. >> one of the few americans with are detailed plan for replacing the health care law, repealing medicaid, providie iing insuran for millions of low income americans. he also nominated chao, and for treasury secretary, trump picking his campaign finance chairman who spent 17 years working for goldman sachs where he was a part ner, but the powerful job of secretary of state still unfilled. trump meeting with bob corker.
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hillary clinton made a rare appearance last night to surprise one of the most famous and loyal sporters. she dropped in on a a unicef gala in manhattan to present perry with a humanitarian award moving the singer to tears saying we need champions like perry now more than ever, and she credited clinton with lighting a voice inside her that will never go out. hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered for farew farewell. there was a speech thanking world leaders for their words of praise, and castro's official funeral is on sunday where two american diplomats will represent the u.s. there. and there's overwhelming grief in brazil after that plane crashed and killed almost an entire professional soccer team. the plane went down near medellin, colombia, where the team would play the biggest match in its history tonight.
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electrical failure, the plane's tail struck the top of the mountain and the rest slid down the other side of the mountain. the plane's black boxes have been recovered from the wreckage. among the victims was a 22-year-old player who a week ago was captured on video after learning he would soon be a dad. you see the excitement there. he scored the goal that led the team to dance in the competition. a tennessee schoo six children appeared in court for the first time. walker led in court in cuffs and shackled. his attorney immediately asking for a delay. he's due back december 13th. ecstasy closer to being available by prescription to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. it's sold under the name mdma, and stage three would be the last step before possible approval as a possible prescription.
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morning in italy, we'll presume the world's oldest living person is not watching this morning. it's okay. a belated happy birthday anyway. >> emma moreno celebrated her 117th birthday yesterday at her home in northern italy. she blew the candles on her cake out all by herself. go, emma. >> yeah. celebrating with her were her nieces, care giver, and doctor. she's the world's only 1800s. >> i would love to chat with her. seen -- a lot, especially living in italy, the history she's seen. it's a title i don't want. >> the oldest living person? >> no. >> you don't? >> next time she's in the news? >> oh, don't -- it'll be her next birthday, 118, emma. >> yes, exactly. coming up, the new development in the case of that missing mom in california found
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to help protect your home lysol that. new development in the case of the new development in the case of the missing california mother badly beaten after disappearing for more than three weeks. >> her husband speaks about about her injuries and reacting to speculation that her abduction was possibly a host.
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keith, speaking out, revealing to "gma" mixture of horror and elation upon first seeing his wife in the hospital. the officers warned me to brace myself. her face covered in bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings, bridge of the nose, broken. weighing just 87 pounds, he emaciated body covered in severe burns. she's been branded. now it's being a skrut newsed. was a message. >> to who? >> could be a message to her. it could be a message to others. >> reporter: authorities are hunting for the captors described as two armed hispanic women in a dark suv. keith said his wife was released with a chain around her waist and bag over her head and keeps pushing back against speculation the 22-day ordeal was some sort
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saying the long blond hair chopped off, using that as some kind of psychological warfare to destroy her identity. abc news, california. when we come back, the beauties who stripped off their clothes and makeup for a calendar. >> "millennials: the musical"
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time now for the skinny starting with the first peek at 2017 calendar. >> will be the 44th edition of the italian tire company exclusive calendar featuring the stars, but next year, like this year, they are focusing on natural beauty this showing the 55-year-old in a black piece, one of the photos, and profound expression on her face. >> uma thurman involved this year, she, by the way, looks half her 46 years in age. no other way about that. without makeup. >> extremely close up. getting up close and personal to nicole kidman. who said after the shoot that female power is the courage to be yourself.
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standards of beauty, the actor adam driver, big fan, opens up about extreme weight loss in the role for "silence." >> check out these pictures. he looks nearly unrecognizable in the role. 50 pounds lighter than usual. basically emaciated, a christian missionary in japan. >> a far cry from the build for the character in "star wars" last year. >> he did the interview magazine as to how he lost all the weight, but he did say that the overwhelming hunger helped him to deliver a more raw performance. >> or hangry performance. >> wonder if he was cranky, because if so, i understand. >> "silence" hits theaters limited release december 23rd before nationwide in january. christian bale did a similar thing for a movie winning him an
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so there's been a trend. >> yes. >> of people who want totransfo. >> it's not healthy. >> are we encouraging actors to do things that are bad for their bodies because it's a guaranteed oscar? >> i would do it. >> anything for the arts. >> you'd do it? no, i would be hangry. >> each camera adding ten pounds. >> unless the role requires doing , good job. hitting the internet, the brain child of dwyane "the rock" johnson, and the "hamilton" creator. >> titled perfectly enough "millennials: the musical." here's a look. >> i'm going to purge all my technology. i'm going to actually commit to something. i'm going to commit millennial
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? trying to figure out how to use it ? ? stop wasting data after all ? ? delete my instagram twitter facebook tindr ? ? get a real job ? >> so the entire musical focuses on millennials' obsession with technology, and it runs less than 15 minutes. perfect for a millennial's short attention span. >> sort of long for them. wait, are you trying toay >> what? what was that? all right. okay. all right. we won't have -- okay. moving on. next story. moving along. >> a celebrity teacher at the university of texas. >> oscar winning actor traded in the lincoln for a golf cart to give students a lift. >> part of the shore walk program created to help students get home safely when walking home from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. >> the university of texas student government posted the
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? ? ? ? i guess we couldn't afford the real version. >> taylor's not on spotify. no. we got ryan adams, just as cool. here's something that taylor swift fans had not considered, not even in their wildest dreams. >> everything has changed now that the ten-time grammy winner is filling blank space on directv with her own channel. get it?
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? i don't know about you but i'm feeling 22 ? >> reporter: nan fans will soon enjoy feeling 22 24/7. the multiplatinum pop star getting her own tv channel striking a deal with at&t to launch taylor swift now. >> are you ready? >> reporter: fans can access never before seen performances and exclusive content through u-verse, directv, and directv now, a new streaming service fans tweeting their excitement. screaming, dying, crying. i can't contain my emotioning. they are also saying good-bye to their social lives. last month, at&t announced swift would headline the super saturday night event on the eve of super bowl sunday in heioust. she tweeted out a jersey dawning her lucky no. 13. she's not the only superstar.
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through her latest multimedia brand, hello sunshine. no word as to how swiftly the content will hit the screen, but it turns out for some -- ? wildest dreams ? >> reporter: wildest dreams do come true. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> dan harris likes taylor swift puns, see! i feel vindicated >> had a few of them. does that mean you'll get the entire directv package or make you more or less likely -- >> just to get the channel, you mean? >> yeah. >> will i get it? >> i don't know. >> i know every word to every song, i don't know how much more i need. such a thing as too much? >> a long list of starbucks lovers. >> you know all the words too.
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good morning, i'm ken kn. >> i'm diane macedo. here's the top stories on "world news now." the crew of the doomed plane reported an electrical failure before disappearing from radar. the crash killed almost every member of the brazilian soccer club. details s three dead, 14,000 evacuated. details in gatlinburg, tennessee where wildfires consumed more than 20 square miles. the main fire was human caused. there's breaking news from alabama. three people have reportedly been killed in severe storms that have been tearing across the state overnight, and there's many structures damaged. >> and a big surprise for katy perry, hillary clinton presented
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those are some of the top stories on this wednesday, november 30th. from abc news, this is "world news know." tough times in south america, the outpouring of grief unbelievable following the plane crash in colombia killing about everyone involved with the professional soccer team. >> many fans gathered at the club's stadium to publicly mourn a historic season. brazil's most recognizable symbol, the christ the redeemer statue in rio, lit in the club's colors. a mass held there to honor the crash victims. here's the details on the disaster. >> reporter: only part of the fuselage of the jet was left in tact having slammed into a hill above medellin. throughout the day, the grim task of recovering bodies of the 71 on board killed, but remarkably, those six survivors
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it was to be a joyous trip for the regional brazilian soccer team. the team making a big tournament for the first time in its history, documenting their trip in the airport, then selfies on board, and the tale of the two players, allen with the beard, a defender, one of the two players who survived, and next to him, the goalie, found alive. he was actually able to call his family, but then died from his this 22-year-old player who was killed. his family releasing this video from just last week when he learned that he would be a father. ? ? in their hometown, fans stunned by the loss. the jet, a british aerospace 146 owned by a chatter company. it's used to get into difficult airports which medellin is.
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very sporty place because not only do you have the rugged terrain, but there's oftentimes weather. >> reporter: on the last leg of the flight, five hours from bolivia, the short hall jet circles around the airport in bad weather. the crew reports electrical failure, declaring emergency, and disappearing from radar. the black boxes recovered, but with a failure, did they continue to record, and did the crew have enough navigational instruments. >> if you're battery power, this case, weather, nighttime, high terrain, and no navigation, that's a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: colombia authorities say the tail hit the top of the mountain with the rest of the jet sliding down the other side. where were the six survivors sitting, and how did they survive when so many others parrished? two players did not make the trip. they were injured and stayed home as did the coach's son, who forgot his passport when they went to the airport. abc news, washington.
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flames that ripped through eastern tennessee. >> wildfires in gatlingood faith good faith have droided buildings, and the neighbors nearby dollywood spared. kelly of knoxville, tennessee station with the latest. >> reporter: the scene calmer, no longer a red glow in the mountains. we finally got to s devastation that the wildfire has left. the mayor of the county saying three people died in the fire, 14 people injured, but we do not know the extent of the injuries. they do have rescue operations underway. people going house to house, going to some of the homes they were not able to get to. governor said in a press conference this is the worst fire tennessee has teen in 100 years, and some of the crews got to see why going to some of these neighborhoods where their homes are completely gutted.
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this evacuation center behind me waiting to be let in to see if their home survived this wildfire. people anxiously awaiting to go back. gatlinburg is going -- was closed and will remain closed, and fire officials felling us they hope to let people in, but, again, there's no guarantee. abc news, gatlinburg. and we have breaking news from northern california where an inmate who escaped jail is in custody. campbell was on the run for a clara county jail with three others. two inmates found immediately, and the search continues for the fourth, chavez. mitt romney said they had a wonderful evening last night as trump looks to name a secretary of state. romney was deeply critical of trump in the campaign, slamming him as a fraud and a conman. he now says the president-elect can lead us to a better future.
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together, and his vision is something which, obviously, connected with the american people in a very powerful way. trump's administration is taking shape with more appointments, and former goldman sach's executive is expected to be named treasury secretary, and for transportation, he picked chao, wife of senate majority leader. the president-elect and vice president-elect kick off a thank you tour tomorrow evening, first stop, ohio. cincinnati and other areas that shot them to victory. now iowa may be the next stop, and the others have yet to be announced. now to the attack at ohio state university. isis now says the student responsible for that rampage was one of its, quote, soldiers. investigators are trying to confirm that now independently. here's more from columbus. >> reporter: it was back to class for an ohio state university community on edge. >> i don't think campus is as
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out. i think there's uncertainty in the air. >> reporter: talk of the campus, the fellow slamming his car into pedestrian and then stabbing many with a butcher knife. >> initially, it felt like someone punched me in the hand. you get that dull pain in your hand, and i looked down, and i saw my hand >> reporter: local and federal authorities searched the columbus home, walked door to door in his nabeighborhood, and scoured his social media post. five months ago, the honor student jumped across the graduation stage at a community college. by fall, he was at osu, upset about the treatment of muslims, he posted on facebook minutes before the attack, i can't take
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the circumstances are that led to him doing this and all the history that led up to it. >> this well-known university community now coming together to show it is buckeye strong. as investigators work to figure out if the motive was terror related, they claim he was a soldier of the islamic state, but the terrorist group did not say if they directed the 18-year-old to carry out the lone wolf attack. >> thank you. in illinois, in the meantime, a man accidently locked inside a jail for more than a day has gotten for his or jr. ddeal. he was visiting his son when he was directed to go down to the hallway and turn to the right where he went through an open door that closed behind him. he was stuck in the room for 32 hours. guards heard him and fiejly rescued by the fire department after breaking a sprinkler head. mcdonalds is playing with
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the fast food giant has been testing the use of fresh rather than frozen beef on hamburgers in the dallas area. now that trial is expanded to include restaurants in oklahoma. apparently, customers like the way the fresh burgers taste better. shareholders have also called on the company to improve its food quality overall. mysterious things are being caught by trail cameras in kansas. those cameras put in place after reports of a mountain lion in the area. >> no mountain lion yet, but one of the image. >> okay. >> that's a fox. >> yeah. >> that's not all. >> there's also a gorilla roaming there in the garden. >> oh, come on. >> oh, wait, actually, there's two gorillas there. >> oh, come on. a woman with a walker is also in one of them for some reason. are we being punked? oh, wait. check this out. oh, santa claus. >> santa! santa on a hike making a early
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back there in a couple weeks, and he better have toys. >> santa! i can't do that high pitched santa. >> the only reasonable thing to see were deer. >> thwere not there. >> a nice look at nature for us. coming up, meeting the tennessee 20. so they all work together buying lottery tickets as a group for years. now they hit it big. how much will each of them get splitting a ball jackpot. >> the former police officer who killed an unarmed black man who takes the stand in his defense. what he said this stunned the courtroom. first, a look at today's temperatures. "world news now" weather
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well, one person dead after a car veered off the 405 freeway in los angeles and landed on a homeless camp. three people were taken to the hospital after that accident which happened during last night's rush hour. the victim was a 40-year-old woman. >> the walmart truck driver who injured tracy morgan and killed his friend in an accident pled get. kevin roper entered the plea in new jersey's court to vehicular homicide and four counts of aggravated assault and could avoid ja t prison record if he performs community service and stays out of trouble. in south carolina, closing arg arguments set this morning in the case of a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. michael took the stand in his defense yesterday. here's the details. >> i made the decision to use lethal force because mr. scott never stopped. >> reporter: this former police officer took a giant risk testifying. michael looked into the jury's eyes and said at this very
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walter scott in the green shirt, he felt afraid for his life. >> i fired until the threat was stopped. >> reporter: scott was unarmed and is clearly seen in the cell phone video running away. prosecutors say it was murder and used a ruler to show how far scott ran, 18 feet before he started shooting. he is claeming scott grabbed the taser in a fight before the >> saw the taser coming at me like this. >> reporter: he admits scott did not run away holing it, and they shook heads describing to explain this, why he picked up the taser from this location moving it closer to scott's dead body. >> because i was policing my gear? i can't even answer to that. >> reporter: telling jurors he was not trying to plant evidence, but outside the
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abc news, charleston. sports now. tiger woods is a day away from returning to competitive golf. he's been on the sidelines for 15 months dealing with a variety of ailments, but he's in a tournament tomorrow, he has 14 major championships to his name, and now he's ready to go out it again. >> i've been away from it for a long time. i've been away from golf at periods throughout my career and care about what i do out there, like, i want and i want to place the ball in the correct spots. >> he admits he's nervous about getting back in action. this week, he'll use the putter used to win 13 of the 14 majors. >> hopefully it brings good luck. the obamas hung the ornaments at the white house for the last time. >> michelle obama unveiled this year's holiday decorations. the theme is the gift of the
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families, and it's hung with gold ornaments honoring gold star families and there's rep replicas of the first pets there as well. >> of course. you can't celebrate christmas without the pets. the tree, by the way, 19 feet tall. big one. >> that is huge. she -- they were a bunch of volunteers yesterday, holding parties at the white house for them, and michelle obama continues to be impressed by people giving up time to be there at the event at house. >> on to the sweets now. there's a ginger bread white house, 150 pounds of ginger bread. >> oh, my gosh. i might almost eat that. >> i was going to say, a big group of people just go in and devour it on christmas. >> while mrs. obama gives you, like, the stank eye, nope, you know how many calories that is? >> that's not how it flies in my house. everyone would be just chomping down. all right. coming up, meeting with a group of workers in an auto parts plant who hit it big on the
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? ? >> great song. if only it was reality. it is, though, for a group of 20 factory workers in tennessee. they no longer have to worry about if. now it's a when they'll get the money. >> they'll find out if they had a million dollars what they'd do because they've been playing the lottery together faithfully for year years, and now it's paid off big first number down tonight is 21. >> 21. 37. 44. 16! and i was screaming! >> reporter: they call themselves the tennessee 20. >> check my e-mails, we won. just, i was almost passed out. >> reporter: these employees of an auto parts manufacture in tennessee played as a group for years. the split on that $420 million
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light came on, and i thought, well, i don't have to get frantic about that now. >> reporter: they are still pinching themselves and still staying on the job, at least for now. >> right now, i'm not planning on quitting, planning on staying there, may change my mind -- >> reporter: several million reasons that might change her mind. abc news, new york. >> good for them. >> yeah. my new cousins. >> i like the nickname, the tennessee 20 this morning, hear from them firsth firsthand. apparently, they iused to buy tickets wednesday and saturday. >> and $12 million, not bad at all. >> they consider themselves a family work 24 hours shifts sometimes and on top of that, they go on vacations together. i thought you and i spent a lot of time together. >> yeah. >> maybe we should go on vacation together. >> well, we do trips together,
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. a secret santa project overtook an entire country. >> and the little boy who lost his swimming goggles. here's abc with two truths and a why. good morning, the truth can be overwhelming sometimes, especially when you meet your long time hero. just ask kya, a shiba in orlando whose favorite toy is plush santa claus. when the owners brought her to their local mall for pet photos with santa, christmas came early for everybody. john tweeting kya's holy jolly reaction to meeting her idol, and forget rocking around the christmas tree, this is rocking
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likes since posted. easy to see why. it's so adorable. next, let's unwrap a truth from new zealand warming the grinch's heart. over 2,000 participate in a country-wide secret santa project. starting ten years ago, the present swap is run by the new zealand post. there's a twieter user you can follow to get to know bet, and they buy a present and send to the n it on to the right place. i don't work in the north pole, but i bet they have the world's highest per capita population on the nice list. finally, why can't little adne find what he's looking more importantly, why is it the cutest case of lost and found ever? he was enjoying the day at the pool when he stopped to ask his sister to help him find his goggles. the problem? well, take a look. >> what are you looking for? >> my goggles.
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>> i don't know. >> you don't know where your goggles are? >> no. >> i thought you had them. >> i did. >> what -- >> oh! >> oh! >> my goggles! >> retweeted 31,000 time since it was posted for good reason. i looked a lot less cute when i can't find the keys in my hand or the sup glasses i'm wearing. you can feel the pain too, right? >> of course. >> oh, amen. we -- i've done the sunglasses in especially anyone who works an overnight shift has done that way more than the rest of the normal people. >> the weird part is when you're in the car, like, where are -- where -- where is my car. >> you try to get in the wrong one, play that game? everyone looks at you like
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making news in america this morning, breaking right now, severe storms turning deadly. homes torn apart after tornado warnings overnight. where the storms are heading right now. and those storms are passing over tennessee where wildfires are still burning this morning. we're getting our first look now at the charred town and hearing from the ten they evacuated. from enemies to potential allies, president-elect donald trump and mitt romney having dinner together. what romney said afterwards as trump announces new cabinet members and sets off a first amendment firestorm. and a pipeline explosion near a major airport sends fire shooting into the sky and leaves


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