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seven killed since the fires exploded sunday night. forcing thousands to flee for their lives. >> go, go, go. >> it appears to be human caused. >> reporter: several still missing. michael reed is searching for his wife and daughter. >> i told her to call 911 and i haven't heard >> reality setting in as displaced residents survey the damage. >> everything's gone. >> reporter: we went with travis cog dill as he got a first look at his parents' home of 43 years. >> the kitchen table was right there. >> reporter: the rubble still too hot to search for his father's purple heart. >> fire can't take memories. so we still got those. >> reporter: more than 700 buildings have been damaged or destroyed. all that's left of this home is
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don't have fire insurance. this could not have come at a worse time. just ahead of the holidays. linzie janis, abc news, pigeon forge, tennessee. overseas now, where thousands of fans have gathered to mourn the brazilian soccer team killed in the plane crash in colombia. family members of the victims gathered on the center of the arena as fans chanted the players' names. and we're getting new details about the crash. according to audio from the final moments of the doomed flight, the floot told air traffic controllers that he had run out of fuel. dozens were killed. six people survived. nearby farmers were able to hear their screams for help and were the first to come to their aid. on capitol hill, a deal is in the works, so california national guard members won't have to repay their re-enlistment bonuses.
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pentagon decision to force them to return the money, issued in error, even though they were not at fault. we all know how a lack of sleep affects our health. but new research said itlack of sleep is costing. people who slept fewer than six hours a night had a 13% increase of early death and lost about six per year. >> um -- >> that was a buzz kill. >> six hours sounds great. everybody behind the cameras was nodding in complete agreement. so we're all doomed. at least we're all in it together. so in the movies, we had snakes on a plane, which was entertaining. in california, they have a snake on a plate. >> yeah, take a look at the belly busting delight called the anaconda burrito. it's three feet long, and no,
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>> you think i could? >> you might be able to pull that off. it serves five people. meat, cheese, rice, beans, you name it. the folks in fresno posted video on facebook to show how it's made. it's gotten more than 17 million views and a whole lot of likes. >> so if you're me, you can order it for lunch. if you're a normal person, you can order it for like a party >> instead of the giant subs. you get a giant burrito. >> it does look kinda good, if i was one of those people that eat things like that. >> finally found something to get you to eat. coming up our intrepid traveler goes to hong kong, wait until you see the results. >> i'm thinking it's just a green screen, that we weren't really in hong kong. plus, critter turned customer all caught on camera. the damage he left behind coming
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communities around the world are observing world aids day to raise awareness about the
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what scientists are calling the most advanced clinical trial for a vaccine against hiv is getting under way in south africa. if successful, it could dramatically alter the course of the pandemic. at that event, quite a few celebrities involved, including u 2's bono. and we're hearing details from the husband of the woman who went >> reporter: sherry papini's husband speaking out, sitting down for an exclusive interview with 20/20. describing aspects of his wife's captivity. >> she was bound. she had a chain around her waist. she had a bag over her head. her left hand was in the vehicle, chained to something. >> to make sure she didn't jump out of the car.
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in a vehicle. they opened the door. she doesn't know, because she had a bag over her head. they cut something to free her restraint that was holding her into the vehicle. and then kind of pushed her out of the vehicle. >> reporter: until now, police only giving this description of her abductors. two hispanic women armed with a gun, driving a dark suv. but after another round of interviews with sherry papini, details about those suspects. >> suspect number one was the younger of the two suspects. she had long curly hair. she had a thick accent. she had pierced ears. suspect number two, she had straight black hair, with some gray in color. she had thick eyebrows. >> reporter: police artists now working on a composite sketch. >> she was held against her will
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covered. >> reporter: in the four hours i spent with keith papini, he revealed details of the abduction and the harrowing miles an minutes after she was released. but he was most emotional about seeing his wife after 22 days for the first time. matt gutman, nbc news, redding, california. >> and matt will have a special tomorrow detailing more of that interview he had with keith >> investigators hoping to catch these people, whoever it is. coming up, the dating dangers. a growing number of women are facing online. hear why even the ceo of tinder is admitting there's a bad behavior problem on his app and the steps he's taking to fix it. what women need to know to protect themselves. but first, catching a glimpse inside of the world's most spectacular hotels as lifestyles of the rich and moi
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not much of a budget.
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? ? >> michael ck >> can't go wrong starting the day with a little m.j. even if it's not well known. >> exactly. we dug to get that one. >> so there are hotels and there are hotels. >> yes. and few places in the world where the hotel could be the destination. such is the case in hong kong. we spent no expense, literally. not a dime. >> spent no expense. >> exactly. i was the correspondent, the producer, the audio person, hair, makeup artist,
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hair? do you have a hard time with that? >> lifestyles of the rich and kendis. >> it's one of the world's most spectacular harbors, the setting to practically every jackie chan movie you can think of, and home to perhaps the world's tallest catwalk, a place way penchant for quirky foods. that would be chicken testicles. a local treat. um, no. where else to begin our first ever lifestyles of the rich kendis. >> right here in long kong. and the very place where david beckham actually slept. >> it's called the upper house hotel. and as i noticed on my way through the front door, it's what flo rida calls my house when he's in hong kong. ? welcome to my house ? >> hello. >> good afternoon, mr. gibson. >> good to be here. >> glad to have you with us. i saw flo rida on the way out.
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as it gets, but the biggest attention getter is not in the room, but the outside views. >> you're in our gorgeous upper suite, which is 1,200 square feet. >> wow. >> yes, indeed. we have the largest rooms in hong kong. >> three times the size of a new york apartment. >> yes. >> reporter: at $5,000 a night, it's not cheap, but oh, the benefits. >> beers, soft drink, coconut water. >> champagne. >> coffee. >> and this >> no. >> reporter: every room with floor-to-ceiling harbor views, even the bathroom. >> and you can even watch television whilst you're having a bath. >> oh, my gosh. the hotel caters to your every need whilst in the room. asian breakfast, check. >> shrimp and pork for breakfast? >> yes.
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>> reporter: in-room manicure? check. hotels in the city of hong kong are built around beautiful views. across victoria harbor, there are no better views from the one at the ritz carlton. just make enough time to get to your room. 103 stories to the lobby in the clouds, and you're inside the world's tallest hotel. >> this is the most amazing suite i have ever been in. >> the ritz carlton suite goes for $18,000 a night. ? ? >> reporter: this is the tub. your own personal sauna. it may feel like 120 degrees in here. but this feels like heaven. not hell at all.
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lasts 12 hours. let's end this. >> so apparently everybody is getting into the black friday craze this time of year, including some really wild folks in southern maryland. one shopper walked into a store there and started tearing things to shreds. >> oh, no. >> so theve st. mary's county, about an hour south of d.c. in maryland there. and went into some christmas decorations store and started ripping apart some of the discounted items there. it was at the local dollar store. many of the customers started taking photos of it, trying to figure out what the heck was going on here. the beaver strolled right in and witnesses said the animal appeared to be in search for a christmas tree. >> didn't realize those trees aren't made of wood. >> of the real thing.
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wildlife folks came and arrested him. but compared to the stuff we've seen at walmart on black friday, this is calm. >> very civilized. so santa's home in the north pole. we've all wondered what it looks like. >> it's beautiful. >> what's going on in there. we have it. zillow is now shedding light on this mystery, including santa's home up on the sight with an estimated value as well, $656,900. they say it was constructed in the 1800s, two bedrooms, two baths, a toy lover's paradise and it's on 25 acres. plenty of room for all the reindeer. the home will appreciate 2.2% over the years. >> curious who the neighbors are. >> the elves of course, and the easter bunny.
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we had that giant burrito earlier on. easter island is in the north. but this is an easter island. now taco bell has come out with the cheetos quesadilla. that looks amazing, doesn't it? this is in the philippines. >> we may have found the one thing you'll eat and i found. >> no, i won't eat it. but it's it's all melty, so you have cheetohs on top of the cheese. >> okay. on to cuteness now. check out this tiny horse, playing with a giant ball. i mean, i don't really need to give you more information, but i guess i'll tell you that the pony's name is basil. and this came from a uk horse enthusiast and photographer.
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this morning on "world news now," heavy damage left behind by a deadly storm system. tornadoes are roaring through several areas of several states, and there could be more destruction done today as the system barrels into the northeast. overnight protesters took to the streets of charlotte after a prosecutor chose not to charge man. we'll get to the explanation behind the controversial decision. and new this half hour, the danger of online dating. millions of women are looking for their partner through websites and apps and many say they're on the receiving end of explicit abuse. we'll tell you what's going on and what some of those apps are doing about it. and the making of the mcnugget, maybe you thought it was just a random collection of chicken. far from it.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i always like when the intro includes we'll taste, because that means i'm going to get to eat. >> absolutely. we have so much stuff we're covering this morning, we have the southern storms that are impacting many folks, but we want to start on a serious note and breaking news. another police oer tacoma, washington. >> he was responding to a domestic violence call, he was taken to the hospital and died after surgery. a solemn moment as his body is taken away. the gunman was barricaded in the home for hours overnight. >> 133 officers have died in the line of duty so far this year, more of all of last year. >> the decision by prosecutors in charlotte, north carolina not to file criminal charges have -- in the death of keith scott has triggered protests.
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holding a gun when the police officer shot and killed him in september. but the district attorney says he has credible evidence that scott was armed. >> reporter: the officer involved shooting death of keith lamont scott was caught on his wife's cell phone. >> don't shoot him! he didn't do anything. don't you do it! >> reporter: and it ignited protests in the city of charlotte. now the district attorney announcing why officer brent -- accused of shooting scott -- will not face criminal charges. >> he acted lawfully. what he saw was a man who had drawn a gun, when confronted by police, exited the vehicle with a gun in hand and failed to comply with officers who commanded him at least ten times to put the gun down. >> reporter: the d.a. walking through evidence, including footage showing the bulge of a gun at scott's ankle minutes before the shooting.
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bulge where a holster was recovered. and testimony that he had the gun in his hand after being confronted by police. >> i think it's safe to say, he did have a gun. there's no definitive proof that keith had a firearm in his hand. >> reporter: the scott family lawyers say their inquiry isn't over. >> we have real questions about how they reacted to the information that he had a brain injury and whether they used appropriate de-escalation techniques to end the situation. >> prosecutors are publishing their report online, the d.a. urging the community to take pause and read it, both sides, urging peace and denouncing violence. laura lister, abc news, los angeles. and the fate of a former south carolina police officer, charged with the shooting death of an unarmed black driver is now in the hands of the jury. michael slager is charged with murder after shooting walter scott during a traffic stop in
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the shooting gained national attention after a witness video surfaced showing the moment he was fatally shot. severe storms are moving off the east coast after a devastating 24 hours. skies are quiet over much of the southern u.s. overnight. a sharp contrast to late tuesday night. here's a look at scott county, mississippi, just outside jackson. it's one of several areas in four states struck by tornadoes. abc's phillip mena in the storm zone outbreak, hammering the south. this massive funnel cloud, caught north of miramar beach, florida. water spouts crashing ashore. in atlanta, tornado sirens sound the alarm, as residents shelter in place. >> you need to seek shelter immediately. >> this after more than two dozen reported twisters. >> it looks like a war zone. >> reporter: residents emerge from storm shelters to utter destruction. >> the damage here is absolutely awful.
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rosalie, alabama. the tornado a massive ef-2, wind speeds over 110 miles an hour. this daycare in flat rock, flattened. you can see the toys among the wreckage. three adults and three children who took shelter here, seriously injured. the storms cutting a deadly path from mississippi. >> we're really lucky that nobody was hurt here. it could be the other way. >> reporter: to tennessee, where two others were killed in the storm as they still deal with raging wildfires. this debris and the foundation is all that is left of this daycare center. neighbors telling us, this was one of the few places they could take shelter when the storm hit. residents here, still shell shocked. phillip mena, abc news, flat rock, alabama. in tennessee, the death toll from the wildfires is up to seven. three more bodies were discovered wednesday amid the ruins of the great smokey mountains. rescue missions are continuing around gatlinburg, but the
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of the city. the good news, rain has helped slow down the wildfire, but there are concerns about mud and rockslides, and downed power lines creating new fires. president-elect donald trump is going to indiana today, after making good on a campaign promise even before taking office, trump and mike pence will visit the carrier plant to officially announce a deal to keep nearly a thousand manufacturing jobs from moving to mexico. trump has also announced plans to cut ties with his busines on running the country and avoid conflicts of interest. as he fills out his cabinet, sources say he's considering former vp candidate sarah palin for secretary of veterans affairs. palin tweeted yesterday that we should be grateful we'll soon have a commander in chief who will be a champion for our vets. she also has been mentioned as a contender for energy secretary or interior secretary. >> breitbart news is calling on its readers to boycott kellogg's
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its ads from the website. kellogg's says breitbart's views don't line up with its values. breitbart is calling their decision to remove their ads an act of discrimination and accusing the company of trying to placate the left wing. several other companies have pulled ads from the website, including allstate. now to a house that was leveled due to a gas explosion. in upstate new york, a woman and her dog managed to get out alive. authorities say it was likely a methane gas leak, since work was being done on the septic tank. baseball fans are getting an early holiday present -- five more years of labor harmony. major league baseball and the players union have agreed on the structure of a new collective bargaining agreement. the deal has to be ratified, but assuming that happens, the news means, the sport will go at least 26 years since its last work stoppage ended in 1995. now to some other of america's pastime, soccer. it was a rough night at the
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down under. this was last night in melbourne, australia. you see the ball hitting the bird on the field. they had to stop play. >> one of the goalkeepers, you saw him there. trying to stop everyone. he ran out to pick up the seagull and carried it off the field, but the next time we saw the seagull, it was getting some tlc on the sidelines and the plan was to release it outside the stadium. but it wouldn't go quietly. instead, it flew right back to where the action was taking place. and as you can see, there were plenty of other seagulls flying >> not very fast learners, those seagulls. >> not at all. flock of seagulls. coming up, a look inside victoria's secret fashion show. and why angel wings and a chinese dragon took center stage in paris. that's ahead in the skinny. this will wake you up. >> and millions of americans looking for love online. hear why a growing number of women are finding harassment instead. what you can do to protect
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quest for love, are instead finding fear and harassment. >> many are fighting back. abc's rebecca jarvis has the details. >> reporter: online dating apps have changed the way we date. but they've also transformed the world of sexual harassment. >> this whole concept of these people are too sensitive. i think people aren't sensitive enough. >> take a look at some of these real images se t online. vulgar messages, ranging from, you look doable, to the more aggressive, i want to get you accidentally pregnant. and others too obscene to repeat. and when guys are rejected, the vulgarity continues. slut, says one. and you could be a model if you lost a little weight, sweetheart. >> do you think sexual harassment has become the norm? >> i think it's been an
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app world. >> reporter: 29-year-old alexander said she received dozens of harassing messages while using dating apps. >> sexist and hateful, and yeah, that really surprised me. >> reporter: so she decided to fight back, creating this instagram page, publicly shaming harassing suitors and even started a petition on to stop harassing messages and pictures on social media. >> not every man haras been harassed at some point. >> in august, this post on twitter went viral. after a young woman publicly showed how even a picture of her headphones sparked lewd sexual advances, with one man's response. you wearing those and nothing else, that would be heaven. >> this isn't the fault of the person who is getting the comments. this is really the fault of the person who is sending the comments. >> reporter: according to the pew research centre, 42% of
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harassed and while online, 26% of young women say they experienced stalking and 25% are targets of online sexual harassment. >> what's the spillover effect of this kind of behavior and these types of interactions in real life? >> you feel afraid. you feel that you can't go out into the cyber world without being harmed. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and you always have to be careful when you're putting yourself out there, especially if you're disclosing private information. that's probably the biggest take-away, be careful how much information you put out. >> and the numbers are staggering, some 50 million people use these dating apps. 12 million matches every day. of those 12 million matches, i haven't gotten a single one. >> no? >> no, no. >> swipe left or swipe right. >> i don't know, but i must be swiping the wrong way. >> maybe that's what you're doing wrong. maybe you need to figure out which way you need to be swiping. >> just be careful out there
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know. >> when we come back, kanye west is out of the hospital, but reportedly not yet out of the woods. and the mad vibes at the weekend and bella hadid at the victoria secret fashion show. the video coming up, the skinny is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues
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skinny, we have 49 seconds of video from the victoria's secret fashion show coming up. but first, we'll give you the latest update on kanye west, released from the hospital. >> he reportedly left the hospital yesterday for more than a week of treatment for a mental breakdown. >> tmz reporting he's recovering at home with his wife kim kardashian and their kids. sources say he's not out of the woods yet and still needs ongoing medical and >> west's hospitalization follows a series of public and on-stage rants, and the cancellation of the rest of his concert tour. >> it's been a demanding couple of months for the rapper and his wife. she was robbed at gunpoint, forcing the family at times to rethink its security and public profile. >> dealing with a lot. >> they have. and we've been dealing with the aftermath of that epic fashion show in new york city. i think we have it in slow-mo.
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>> and the weekend was there. >> yeah. victoria's secret fashion show in paris. kendall jenner, bella and gigi hadid strutting the runway, with giant feathered wing that are apparently for anything but sleeping. >> yeah, they don't look super comfortable. >> elsa hask wore one of the most dramatic ensembles, a chinese dragon that wrapped around her entire body. >> i like it. the 51 models strutted their stuff to songs by lady gaga, bruno mars, and the weekend, who actually jumped onto the glittered runway and seemed to check out his ex-girlfriend, bella hadid. >> i think he's looking at the other models too, to be fair. >> is there someone else on the stage? where's that singing coming from? >> the weekend who? >> yeah. >> and in a runway surprise, russian model irina sheikh made
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her boyfriend is bradley cooper. the couple has not commented about any new arrivals. we hope to have extensive coverage of the victoria's secret fashion show over the next five days. >> stretch that one out as long as possible. >> yeah. also, a dream come true for prince harry. >> as part of a tour of the caribbean, the prince capped his visit to barbados off with the world's most famous barbadian beauty. >> eight-time grammy award winner, rihanna was there to help her homeland celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence from the united kingdom. >> she was a surprise guest to harry, performing the country's national anthem, as they both took part in barbados' annual toast of the nation event, which
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see somebody. that's cool. >> rihanna is feeling good about herself right now. >> congratulations, 50 years. >> and burger king is bringing us a blast from the past. >> the return of the cheesy tots and napoleon dynamite. in that famous cafeteria scene with heder stealing all the tater tots. >> whoa. are those cheesy tots? >> yeah. >> are they good? >> yeah. >> can i have one? >> sure. >> dang it, these are good. >> napoleon dynamite and pedro are back. at $1.99 for eight, plenty of cheesy tots for everyone. at least for a limited time. a news nugget for you.
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? ? if you like chicken nuggets then you gotta sing along ? ? if you like chicken nuggets ? ? this is your favorite song ? ? if you like chicken nuggets then you gotta sing along ? ? if you like chicken nuggets ? ? this is your favorite song ? >> i guess this is my favorite song. i definitely like chicken nuggets. >> i think you need a few more. mcnuggets. >> the fast-food giant has revealed those nuggets have four specific shapes. each even having their own name. did you know that? a video released by mcdonald's shows nuggets being formed into shapes called the ball, the boot, the bell, the bone. or the bow tie. >> what? >> do they taste differently? >> which one is this one? >> that one is the bone.
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these two look different. >> that looks like italy. >> this looks like a fish. all right, so mcdonald's says the reason for the specific shapes is to give the nuggets dipability into the special sauces. >> smart. >> and mcdonald's is mourning the loss of the man who invented their flagship sandwich. jim della gotti has died at his home in pittsburgh. he was 98. you may not recognize his name, but you've no doubt enjoyed his >> this is the sandwich. mcdonald's new big mac sandwich. for the bigger than average appetite. >> reporter: 1967, the first big mac, seven ingredients. do you remember the jingle? ? two all beef patties, special sauz lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun ? but long before the jingle, jim della gotti created the big mac at his union town, pennsylvania restaurant in the mid 1960s. here's the ad he ran announcing the big mac when it was just 45
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five grandsons, eight great grandchildren. >> this is my dad jim. >> this is my dad jim. >> and he created the world's best burger. >> reporter: and here's one of his grandsons telling us something you didn't know. >> one of the tricky parts of the sandwich, with the cheese and the lettuce, it would slide off. put that bread in the m >> when the burger turned 40, it was selling 550 million a year. sold in more than 100 countries, mcdonald's tweeting out their gratitude to that american grandfather and quoting him. jim once saying i would never have dreamed that my creation would turn into a piece of americana. david muir, abc news, new york. >> i love how she put that one out there to pretend like she hasn't dug in. take a look at this one that has been munched on already.
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>> good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm kendis overnight protesters took to the streets of charlotte after a prosecutor chose not to charge an officer who killed a black man. >> we have breaking news, a police officer has been killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call. the officer was shot several times and died after undergoing surgery. and chilling details from
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and an escapee has been captured. he and three others rappelled from the jail with a bed sheet after sawing through the bars. those are just some of our top stories on this thursday, december 1st. from abc news, this is "world news now." good evening to you all. we begin this half hour with anger and disappointment on the streets of charlotte over a decision by prosecutors not to file charges against the police officer o keith scott. >> protesters say they don't believe scott was armed during the confrontation, but the district attorney has concluded otherwise. abc's eva pilgrim is there with the details. >> don't you do it! >> reporter: no charges for that officer who fired the fatal shot, sparking days of unrest in charlotte. >> it is my opinion that officer vinson acted lawfully when he shot mr. scott. >> reporter: the district
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armed, something scott's family had disputed at the shooting scene. his wife saying he wasn't armed. >> drop the gun! >> he doesn't have a gun. >> reporter: the d.a. presenting this radio call before the shooting. >> there was a guy that was parked next to us, that was rolling a joint and had a gun. >> reporter: and releasing this surveillance video from a nearby 7-11, showing him with way bulge -- with a bulge around his right ankle. in previous video, his pant leg pulled up, an empty hols but in that video, you can never clearly see him holding the weapon, sparking the controversy. now the d.a. concluding scott failed to comply with commands to drop his gun. the family disagrees, asking why a father waiting to pick up his kid, ended up dead. >> we still have real questions about the decisions that were made that day, in terms of how they confronted keith and whether they used appropriate de-escalation techniques to end
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keith's life. >> reporter: the family says it's still not clear if scott was holding a gun, and say they are profoundly disappointed with the d.a.'s decision not to press charges. they say they're now considering pursuing a civil case. eva pilgrim, abc news, charlotte, north carolina. >> eva, there in charlotte. you can hear the rain dropping down. severe weather was tearing across the south, hitting the carolinas in the form of a >> the twister hit in greenville wednesday afternoon, taking down trees and power lines. left thousands of customers without power. some damage has been reported, including to mobile homes being tossed into trees. reports of minor injuries, but no deaths. further west, officials are still assessing damage from tornadoes in four states. three people were killed in alabama, two others in tennessee. the tornadoes also knocked out power to as many as 45,000 homes in alabama.
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four inches of rain in some areas. in eastern tennessee, search and rescue crews continue looking for victims of the deadly wildfires. the flames are being blamed for seven deaths. the fires have caused massive damage and forced the evacuation of more than 14,000 residents, as well as tourists. the mayor has a message for anyone who wants to help his city. >> and if you really, really want to do something for gatlinburg, we're going to be ck come back and visit us, come back and vacation here. we want to give that positive message that everything, absolutely is gonna be okay. all of the fires in gatlinburg itself are out, although there are still some smouldering that's taking place. with rain moving into the area, some worries of rock shifts and mudslides. over in brazil, thousands of soccer fans have gathered to
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died in a plane crash. family members of the victims of the plane crash in brazil gathered, while the names were chanted. >> reporter: the crews to the crash that killed 71, including the brazilian soccer team come from the last words of the pilot. the jet had thrown nearly 1,900 miles, right at its maximum pattern above medellin. the pilots radioed the tower, we're having a fuel problem. seven minutes later, the pilot calls out, total failure, electric and fuel. the jet is now apparently gliding on battery power. >> and they didn't have any navigation system. so they had no way to point themselves at the airport. they had no way to intercept a safe glide path, mountains all around, very hilly. >> reporter: the pilots desperately calling out for directions, vectors. a minute later, the final plea
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while investigators examine the black boxes, an outpouring of grief and love for the cinderella soccer team from brazil, which was headed to its first finals tournament ever. three of the players survived. and so did two crew members. one told a south american sports network, he tucked luggage between his legs, assumed the fetal position, and says that is the reason he survived. the focus of the investigation now, the pilot planning. why did they arrive in medellin david kerley, abc news, washington. back in this country, president-elect donald trump is embarking on a thank you tour, starting in indiana. trump and mike pence are heading to the carrier factory, to officially announce a deal they struck to keep hundreds of jobs from moving overseas. this evening they're holding a post election rally in cincinnati, ohio. trump is also vowing to cut ties with his sprawling business empire. he announced in a tweet he wants to fully focus on running the
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about whether trump's plan to turn over operations to his children is enough to avoid conflicts of interest. he says he'll offer more details at a news conference in two weeks. and election officials in north carolina have ordered a partial recount in the governor's race. governor pat mccrory is trailing his challenger by about 10,000 votes. mccrory is refusing to concede the race and raising questions about voting irregularities in dozens of counties. the recount will involve more challenging their abortion laws. the suit claims that laws in north carolina, missouri, and alaska, place unconstitutional restrictions on abortions. attorneys say the lawsuits are a follow-up to a major u.s. supreme court decision that struck down tough abortion laws in texas. the house has passed a bill that aims to help drug and biomedical companies get faster approval for their products. the bill would also boost
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spending and revamp federal mental health programs. some say the bill amounts to nothing more than a hand-out to drug companies. despite that, the measure is expected to pass in the senate. and you might remember foorm suit -- pharmaceutical executive martin scarrely, who was scorned around the world for raising the price of a drug to $750 for just one pill. some australian high school students outraged by that 5,000 percent price hike, say they have recreated the drug in a lab. th >> interesting. slippery situation forced a cancellation of an nba philadelphia called off its game with sacramento wednesday night because of condensation on the court in philadelphia. players grabbing some mops, but the 76ers determined it was just way too dangerous. no makeup date has been set. but just imagine being the kings. you travel all across country for the game, and you had to sit it out there.
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the players and keep up the net to see what happens. >> that would be fun to watch. >> i would absolutely go to that game. >> if you were with us yesterday morning, you might have seen our happy birthday shout-out to the world's oldest person, 117-year-old emma morano who lived in italy. >> this morning, we salute lil hanson, only 105 years old. she marked the occasion by teaching her usual yoga class. she leads the class every week and she said, she may be 105 years old, but she has no intention of stopping. >> i don't feel any different. i'm just a little more careful than i was years ago. but i don't feel old. i don't think about it. i just keep going. >> good for you, lil. so most of the people in her yoga class, they are in their 70s and 80s. that means they could be her
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youngsters. she lives alone in the home that she grew up in, and lil not only teaches yoga, she's also the president of her local bridge team. and she can do moves that i can't do. >> i want to hang out with lil. can we get her in the studio? >> just for the record, she was born in 1911. amazing. >> so the oldest living woman was already 12 years old at the time. >> good for you, lil. happy birthday. coming up, the manhunt up and down the east coast for a leprechaun that is on the lam. the pot of gold, stolen in broad daylight from an armored truck parked on a busy street in manhattan, worth more than a million dollars. and would you be on board to try doing this? that's balancing a bicycle 650 feet off the ground.
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is that a bisque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. >> three, two, one, go! [ cheers and applause ] >> thousands of rain-soaked revellers gathered in new york last night to watch the annual lighting of the christmas tree in rockefeller center, despite some extra tight security, the celebration went off without a hitch. this year's tree is a spruce, 94 feet tall. big tree. >> and against that holiday backdrop, police from new york to florida are on the hunt for a modern day leprechaun who stole a pot of gold. >> he brazenly took it off an armored truck parked on a crowded street in mid town
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here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: an investigation police are calling operation lucky charms. detectives say this man actually stole a pot of gold worth more than $1.5 million. >> do you think he knew it was a bucket of gold? >> i think he believed it was of value. it was in an armored truck with armed guards. >> take a look at the video. ever the incident from latest september. it happened in new york city's diamond district. the barrel taken out of the back of the vehicle wn armed guards turned his back. >> so it's gold flakes, what would somebody do with that? >> it would be melted down, and put into cubes and sold. >> reporter: the barrel nearly 90 pounds. so heavy, the thief had to keep putting it down. police say so far, they believe the end of the rainbow for this real life leprechaun may be florida. >> the armored car company is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the stolen
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york. brazen. coming up, the new chapter in the bitter battle between actes leah remini and the church of scientology. >> hear what she's releasing in her bio series. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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? it has been a long painful road for leah remini in her battle with the church of scientology. >> she's been a critic of the church she left three years ago. now she has a new series for a&e, but the church is firing back. here's dan harris. >> what you're about to see sheds light on the truth of what's really going on with this church. a church that i promoted, defended, and believed in most of my life.
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battle with the church of scientology reached a new level with the first episode of her new docu series. >> i hope this validates your pain is really. >> reporter: the series follows former members of the church and telds their story. remini's fight against the church in which she was raised began when she quit three years ago and then escalated last year with the release of her within scientology. >> i really did believe that i had one up on everybody because i had this scientology thing. >> reporter: the church said her book was a pathetic quest to get publicity. the church insists her new show is full of lies and doomed to be a cheap reality tv show. >> she needs to move on with her life, instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends, and other
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reporter, they were trying to stop this show from happening. they were trying to disparage my name. >> when you stop [ bleep ] with people's lives and families, i'll stop too. >> reporter: remini is demanding $1.5 million from the church, a response to the horrific letters they sent her. also in the interview, remini claims back when she was starring in the king of queens, tom cruise and the church urged her to call her moonves, the chief executive officer of cbs corporation. she said, i got press to call les moonves at cbs to try and get a 60 minutes report squashed. she said she made the call, but he refused to intervene. we reached out to cruise and cbs for a statement and they did not respond. i sat down with an interview with her last year, and in which she described the power and the
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when she joined as a child. >> so for a kid, looking around, to be part of a faith, where you had a mission -- >> to save the planet. >> that must have been a big deal? >> yes. because scientologist view children as spiritual beings, you're not treated as a kid. you're given a lot of responsibility. your ego becomes extremely inflated. >> remini says her new show is about families that the church has says she knows too well after losing a friend to the religion. the church of scientology says, it's sad that she wishes to exploit for money those who tirelessly worked to help her when no one else was willing to tolerate her behavior. adding that she needs to stop blaming the church. dan harris, abc news, new york. coming up, we'll show you what's been called the latest
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balancing? how about 65 stories high. >> now you have me. i'll do it. >> we have "this happened," straight ahead. you're watching "world news
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delivers mega support. ? ? ? ? time for another edition of "this happened." >> some interesting and bizarre stories that caught our attention, like this one. pack your dramamine for this one. >> i guess we can call this bike balancing. this is a man named fabio riding his bike on a railing that happens to be 65 stories up on an austrian dam. one of the highest dams in europe, by the way. he rode 650 feet across it. >> the video lasts for three minutes that he's doing this. this is all for a contest called gopro world contest. it looks amazing, but i should
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fine print, he was tethered. there was a guy walking next to him with a rope that was tethered to him just in case. it still doesn't mean i would do it. >> so if we tether you and i'll hold the rope -- no? >> i wouldn't even walk like this with -- tethered. >> i think we have a new segment coming our way. >> i think we've tried that. okay, not too many people can say they bowled 900 one day. but shaun osborn can say it happened to him. >> shaun was on a roll last week, when he bowled three, 300-point games in a row. shaun said he couldn't believe it, and never thought it was possible. before this, he was just your average league bowler, doing it for fun. >> i'd say he's no longer just your average league bowler. he said he's starting to believe a little bit more every day that he's good.
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people have been bowling since 1900. this has only happened 29 times, and never before in texas where he lives. that's impressive. >> congrats. and if bowling isn't your thing, maybe chess is. we have a new world champion there. >> after three weeks, it came down to just two guys who were locked in the back and forth battle of high-speed tiebreakers. they were stressed out. in the end, two-time world champion magnus carlson won his third title after he defeated the russian challenger in new york. >> magnus looks thrilled with his win, which came on his 26th birthday. so he gets to take home most of his $1.1 million gift. not a bad better gift. -- not a bad birthday gift. >> not bad at all. and finally this happened. a british lad has a new best friend. a wild fox. >> henry hoffman was walking around london when out of nowhere, this fox appears, didn't want to let go of his bag. at one point it cozies up to him and falls asleep while he's
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight a police officer shot and killed. new video of the scene and a standoff with the suspect. powerful storms across the south spawned several tornadoes overnight damaging homes and buildings. winds were powerful enough to topple an 18-wheeler. we'reck latest path. victory tour. president-elect donald trump hitting the road as he takes credit for saving jobs, plus the cabinet position that could be filled by sarah palin. and it's a sweet break, a major candymaker says a new chocolate formula has nearly half the sugar. good thursday morning, everyone. we are following a null of breaking news stories.


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