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patriots, 30-23. the kings taking on the lakers. luke walton didn't see much of it. ejected. one of seven technicals called in this contest. and he missed a heck of a performance by demarcus cousins. boogie with a driving layup. you can't teach tall or shooting from way out. boogie with 31. the kings win, 116-92. abc 7 sports. and the warriors have the night off. they finish up an their road trip tomorrow. >> we dressed up fornothing. the warriors colors, right? >> that's standard issue. abc 7 continues online, twitter and facebook and mob
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on the storm impact scale, we're focusing on thursday. two moderate storms. and we'll have an update on the system tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. >> all right. we're ready. >> yes. >> that's our report for now. thanks for watching, everybody. win, so he would have had to refund a lot more if she had won. >> what if he just hadn't thought up this game at all. >> just imagine all the people that picked jill stein. imagine in jill snuck in the victory.
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whew. coming up, the fiery getaway following a gold heist. >> the suspected thieves setting their vehicle on fire before getting away with more than $1 million in gold. and later, trevor noah, the host of "the daily show" was not afraid to mix it up with minds on air. he explained why there should be a racism richter scale. check out our behind the scenes pictures on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." abcwnn: you're watching "world news now. " " you're watching "world news now." you're watching "worl news now." . you're watching "wo news now." you're watching "wor now." you're watching "world new now."
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a manhunt underway after this gold heist in france. authorities are searching for up to four armed suspects wanted for ambushing an armored truck on a highway between paris and leon stealing more than $1.5 million in gold. they say at least one of their cars and other vehicles were set on fire while making their getaway. turning now to a bizarre courtroom drama playing out in palm beach county, florida, involving a woman accused of ordering a hitm man to kill her husband. >> police are making her believe her husband is dead all just to record her reaction. abc's matt gutman has the details. >> reporter: in the dramatic murder for hire trial, the state finally showing this video of a sting operation, a murder scene
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staged by police toe catch dalia dipolito who they allege hired a mitt man to kill her husband. >> is your husband, michael? sorry, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: the defendant's lawyers alleging the police were so eager to film the scene for the reality tv show "cops," that it tainted the investigation. >> this is a fake crime scene, right? right? >> yes. >> it's all pretend, right? >> yes. >> reporter: the jury had already seen this video, dipolito getting into a car with an undercover police officer from the same florida police department posing as a killer for hire. she allegedly offered him $7,000 for the hit. in 2011, dipolito was convicted of solicitation for murder and overturned on appeal. that police department telling us it stands behind the integrity of its investigation. the jury already has the case. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles.
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>> our thanks to matt there. coming.up in our next half hour, the early morning blast that shattered a neighborhood in new york state. the gas explosion that destroyed this home hours before the utility crew was due to show up and what neighbors did wrong that could have prevented this. but first, trevor noah is doing it right. "the daily show" host is taking on president-elect donald trump as he welcomes president obama for his final presidential "daily show" appearance. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc after this from our abc stations. but at this moment, she's fighting a brain tumor. announcer: please take a moment and join st. jude in finding cures and saving children. visit stjude.org.
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last night last night was president obama's swan song on "the daily show," but it was a first for host trevor noah, going one-on-one with the country's
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commander in chief. >> it comes as the show's young host is enjoying a little bit of a post election rating surge. we're "up all nightline" with deborah roberts. >> thanks for being on the show. >> good to see you. >> reporter: barack obama made his final appearance on "the daily show" discussing the president-elect donald trump. >> the president-elect has been very open coming out saying he's refusing intelligence briefings. so he's come out and said i don't need them because i'm a smart man. >> i think the president-elect may say one thing and do another once he's here because the truth of the matter is that it's a big complicated world. it doesn't matter how smart you are, you have to have the best information possible to make the decisions possible. >> reporter: it's the biggest get yet for trevor noah, the 32-year-old host of "the daily show," just over a year after taking the reigns from jon stewart. noah is making his mark, tackling the topic of race,
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taking aim at president-elect trump. do you think donald trump is racist? >> i do. i do. >> reporter: you do? >> i'll tell you why. it's tough to say that somebody is not racist when they are doing all the racist things. you know sometimes i feel like we need to invent a racist richter scale. racism in america is such a loaded word. it feels like people are more afraid of being called racist than actually being racist. >> reporter: noah is uniquely suited to talk about racism, growing up biracial in apartheid south africa. he was forced to navigation the worlds between black and white. he says he learned communicating with those of the opposite view is crucial to success. >> i don't exist in a world where i only listen to the people i agree with because then how will i ever know how to dismantle or think about your arguments in a different way. >> reporter: which is precisely why noah invited conservative internet sensation tommy lauren
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on the show for an interview that went viral. >> do you believe your criticizing and not malintentioned saying black lives matter is the new kkk. you realize black lives matter can't be the new kkk. the kkk is still around. >> reporter: the journey leading him here to one of the most coveted jobs in comedy. knows you're here, you come from difficult times. do you sit here sometimes and go, wow. >> every day. sometimes you get caught up in hashtag first world problems. you're in a world where people convince you of problems that are not real. >> reporter: earlier at the white house, president obama echoing the need for americans to come together. >> i think it's important to give the incoming administration the space and to give the public clarity about what it is they are trying to do. >> reporter: an improbable moment for the by
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born all those years ago, seated across from the u.s. president, a biracial man himself. for nightline, deborah roberts in new york. >> amazing to see trevor doing so well, especially given how tough his childhood was. >> listen to the audio tape, it's great.
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who is e who isn't excited about an expecting couple? well, the texas zoo. they are psyched about their expecting couple, and we're talking about orangutans, of course. so they have may and kajay in waco, texas. they are expecting a baby. and they actually are parents to be in a register on target. here's the ultrasound. baby. the zoo's throwing a baby shower for them. they are registered at target. 178 items on the register. a lot of those items have already been taken, we should point out. >> i wonder if they got to go around target with the registry gun and shoot at all the gifts that they want.
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>> many of the gifts, by the way, will go towards some of the other animals. but they include a sponge bob bath, baby einstein discover, play pea ano, all things they'd love. >> or adults. congratulations to the happy couple. add wine to the party, perhaps, for the zoo keepers attending. with that, we have an idea for you. clara pots, a fashion blogger from england, bought a house with her boyfriend and they decided to make a few adjustments to the fridge. check it out. the water cooler, put the glass up to the door and chilled water comes out, they figured out if they fill the tank that normally takes in water with wine, yes, ladies and gentlemen, chilled wine on tap all the time. >> genius. how come nobody thought of that beforehand? >> i don't know. but here's the challenge. >> okay. >> you have to drink fast because the wine isn't oxidized.
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it's open. the wine only lasts so long. >> oh. >> i think you're okay with that? >> i'm okay with flat wine, boxed wine. i have not thought about putting alcohol in the ice container in those refrigerators. so that you can get it already in your ice. >> oh, but then it won't freeze, will it? >> yeah. i think? which is why i've never done it. >> we have to test it out and get back to you. to hawaii we go with some warm thoughts. there's this thing called skinboarding. it's actually been around for a while. you go out and you're skimming the surface of the water in order to meet a wave. a guy in hawaii has now used a drone to go skimboarding. the drone is up there, you see it, and it's pulling him along as he does it. he looks like he's more than skin boarding. he's out there. >> he's out there. cool thing about it is these are some of the biggest waves in all of the world.
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this morning, blast of winter for americans brings a this morning on world nuts now, the blast of winter for millions of americans continues now delivering a front of frigid air, turning all that snow into ice. accuweather with the forecast. breaking overnight, a transatlantic flight was diverted after a threat was phoned in. we have details on the investigation after an emergency landing in new york. new this half hour, bizarre video of birds being stolen. >> the alleged thief chose to go with a trash bag and bucket on his head for the disguise. see why he had a rough time. and the excitement is heating up around this year's golden globe nominations. we'll check out some of the funniest and cutest celebrity reactions coming up in "the skinny." it is tuesday, december 13th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> is it the safety dance? >> kind of looked like the safety dance. >> yeah. it kind of did from way back when. a lot of people are, like, what, safety dance? what was that? >> what was safety dance? was it -- whip it good, into shape. >> it was diva "whip it." >> whip it, whip it good into shape. we're already all the rails. >> it is tuesday morning. shouldn't we go off the rails. we're going to start this half hour with the millions of americans who are bracing for another dose of frigid air. >> it follows a foot of snow in some parts of the great lakes region and half a foot in northern new york and new england. >> detroit nearly doubled its daily snowfall record and even the actor "people" magazine calls the sexiest man alive, he found the motor city too cold. look at that. he looks sexy there.
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more now from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: that massive storm making for a treacherous commutes from the great lakes to the northeast. in maine, slick roads turn deadly. at least two dead in separate accidents, including a father who was riding in a jeep with his wife as well as three children when their car collided with a dump truck. >> slow down. that's the best advice i can give anybody. once you break traction, it is not coming back. a snowy emergency in minneapolis sunday, 900 wrecks in one 24-hour period in minnesota this weekends. this sheriff's dash cam capturing the danger on i-35, pickup truck spinning out of control nearly striking a state trooper. many areas recovering from the weekend blast of snow, parts of new york slammed with more than 36 inches. storms have snarled air travel, too. more than 2,000 fights cancelled this weekend, most of them in chicago. cars parked at o'hare covered in snow. and here in chicago, it's only beginning. temperatures expected to plunge
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and it will feel well below zero this week which means this slushy mess will freeze making conditions even more dangerous. alex perez, abc news, chicago. and most of the snowfall is done in the midwest and the east, but now extremely cold weather is moving in. >> let's get the details right now from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> good morning, kendis, diane. as if tuesday's cold dipping down to 20 below is not bad enough, there's colder air than this on the way. this week, the arctic blast, tuesday overtakes the great lakes region, then by wednesday overtakes the ohio valley region, and thursday, overtaking the east coast. how cold? try this for size. fargo, 30 below. including wisconsin, minneapolis 20 below, and 10 below near chicago. kendis, diane. >> our thanks to paul. now to a bit of a scare overnight for this transatlantic passengers. their airbus a380 was diverted
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to jfk airport after a phoned in bomb threat. the flight took off from houston en route to germany when the pilot made the decision to land in new york city. the plane was searched and no bomb was found, but passengers are spending the night in hotels. the international red cross says time is runninging out for the tens of thousands of civilians trapped in eastern aleppo. syria government forces control nearly all the city now with rebels forced into a few neighborhoods. russia, which backed syria, refused a u.s. plea for cease fire to allow the rebels and civilians to leave the city peacefully. and there's new details about the man suspected of blowing himself up inside a cairo chapel during sunday mass. the man seen here in surveillance video has been arrested and beaten by police two years ago after taking part in an islamist demonstration. that's according to the man's attorney. no group claimed responsibility for the bombing. president-elect donald trump will make it official, his top cabinet pick this morning by naming his nominee to be secretary of state.
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that choice is expected to be rex tillerson. he's the ceo of oil giant exxon mobil. tillerson already has extensive ties overseas, particularly with russian president vladimir putin. he awarded russia's top honor by foreigners three years ago, and ties with russia questioned by senators who have to approve the nomination. in the meanwhile, donald trump is locked in a testy fight with the nation's intelligence community. their disagreements center on russia's interference in the presidential election. we get more now from abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the central white house fixture for decades, but donald trump now says he will not need the daily presidential briefing once in office. as president-elect, he's only received four of them. >> you know, i'm like a smart person. i don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years. >> reporter: it is one more slap in the face for the 21,000 people who work for the cia. >> i think it would be devastating to hear that the
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incoming president doesn't value the intelligence that will come out of the agency. >> reporter: it follows trump's efforts to publicly discredit the cia over what it's saying about russia. >> they are fighting among themselves. they're not sure. >> reporter: the senior intelligence official tells abc news, he's disparaging and insulting every analyst currently in the intelligent community working hard to protect the united states. forced to choose today between the cia and trump and russia. >> the russians are not our friends. >> the top senate republican backed the cia. >> but i have the highest confidence in the intelligence community and the central intelligence agencies. >> reporter: if the mistrust gets worse, the cia officers could have a hard time trusting trump and his national security team when it comes to russia. >> they could be afraid anything they tell the white house will get back to russia. >> reporter: and it's far from the only controversy facing
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donald trump. he had been expected to announce this thursday how he would resolve potential conflicts of interest between running his country and vast international business empire. now team officials say the announcement is put off until next month because trump is too busy picking his cabinet. brian ross, abc news, new york. a soccer player who survived that deadly plane crash in colombia is conscious after waking from a coma over the weekend. julio vinetto has no memory of the crash. the team in the midst of a cinderella season was heading to a championship. netto apparently asked about the outcome of the game and why he was unable to play. doctors are withholding information about the crash for now until netto is stable. 71 people died in that plane crash, including 19 of netto's teammates. only six people survived. qwest diagnostics suffered a security breach. exposing the health information for thousands of its customers. the company says names, dates of birth, lab results, and in some
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instances, telephone numbers were hacked. no financial or insurance information compromised in the meantime. check this out. surveillance video of a fowl thief wearing a plastic bag and armed with a bucket. this, of course, is at a store in miami, florida. you can see the suspect getting stuck inside the locked area where the birds are kept. he's then spotted falling from a ladder that he used to get over the barbed wire fence. the suspect fled with dozens of birds, some which are personal pets of the store owner. this is the second time in recent months that the store has been robbed. i know earlier we said that it looked like divo from the '80s. >> yeah, whip it, the video. >> looked like a flock of sea gulls, boom. >> wow. >> i know. i went a long way for that. >> yeah, you tried really hard to connect dots on that one. whew-hoo! you want to explain it further? you good?
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>> '80s group. >> okay. so we don't do a lot of stories about kendis' favorite soccer player here, but when portugal's christiana rinaldo is named best in the world, we might as well, for kendis. >> he's french. >> it's the fourth time he's won the award. 2016 was the year for the 31-year-old, winning the top club competition, as a member of rio, madrid, and over the summer, he helped portugal win the european football championship. rinaldo called it the best year he's ever had. >> would it kill him to eat a salad? he needs to work on his abs. >> yeah, a few more the -- needs to do a few more sit-ups. >> for the final. >> exactly. >> number one. >> i know, i know. >> they won, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> speaking of the greatest of all time, the american football that was on monday night was a blowout when things got wild.
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the patriots were up by 20 against the ravens when baltimore recovered a botched punt return. they scored a short touchdown making it, as you can see there, 23-10. ensuing kickoff, new england fumbled again and the ravens converted that into another touchdown. then with baltimore within three points, tom brady hits chris hogan for a 79-yard touchdown pass to seal new england had's win. the patriots hang on. yeah. tom is fired up. they're all fired up. 30-23. >> good game. major league baseball is reportedly cracking down on hazing. the teams and the players union are set to ratify their new agreement today and the ap reports the new policy is part of it. >> okay. so it prohibits rook forcing rookies to dress up as women or in costumes that may be offensive to them. in the past, we've seen rookies dressed as disney princesses,
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cheerleaders, bridesmaids and so on. rookies also can't be forced to consume alcoholic beverages or anything else. for that matter. that's too bad. >> yeah. you're going to miss the photos? >> yeah. they were fun. went with the '80s theme at the top of the show, flock of sea gulls because he stole a bunch of birds. >> right. so coming up, we have more news for you. the growing danger across america as temperatures go down. there's also a gas explosion that levelled this house. we'll tell you what neighbors did wrong when they first smelled that gas leak. and it's what many fans are calling a match may be made in superstar heaven. what moo rye ya a carry and lionel richie are set to do next year. that's coming up in "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by pajamagram.com. pajamagram.com.
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back with the danger on the rise across america with temperatures below freezing. a house in new york blown to poses pieces in an early morning gas explosion. but it's what neighborhoods failed to do that may have contributed to the blast. >> reporter: a house in ruins, a possible leak in a propane tank, the likely cause of the explosion. the walls -- >> buckling and stuff falling off the shelf. >> reporter: other neighbors smelling gas over the weekend, placing calls to the utility company instead of 911. the house destroyed hours before the utility crew was due to show up. >> collapse with possible entrapment.
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>> reporter: luckily, no one was home. >> i'm so happy and i feel so blessed i wasn't home, you know, it's a material loss. i can handle that. >> reporter: as the temperature drops and more heat gets used, these accidents go up. this explosion captured on tape earlier this year in paterson, new jersey. just over a year ago, another house blew up by exploding gas. here in middletown, new york, another reminder that anytime someone smells something that just isn't right to make that first call to 911 and not the utility company. gio benitez, abc news, middletown, new york. when we come back, the surprising celebrity reactions to the golden globe nominations. >> and what president obama told trevor noah last night on "the daily show." "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc [female narrator] foods rich in folic acid like white bread and leafy greens
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny time, celebrity excitement. over those golden globe nominations. >> there were certainly plenty of snubs and surprises. among the surprises, all of that foreign press love for "dead pool" notching a spot in the best picture comedy music i can't tellal category. >> star ryan reynolds shared this reaction on instagram admitting the dead pool team is engaged in a grotesque early morning tickle fight in celebration. >> wonder what that looks like.
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and check out how "stranger things" cast reacted to the nomination to the best tv series drama. >> stranger things. >> yes! yes! >> we got nominated, yeah! >> they got nominated! >> they are pumped. >> that's great. natural reaction to it. >> lily collins, by the way, daughter of phil collins is apparently still holding her breath after being nominated for her first golden globe. best actress for "rules don't apply." >> to which a lot of people are like, what's "rules don't apply"? the golden globe awards are handed out on january 8th. >> congratulations to all the nominees. >> exactly. a fun show. president obama made a final appearance as president on "the daily show." >> it was a first for the show's young host, trevor noah, peppering the president with plenty of in-depth questions on the election and how he managed to walk the nation's racial divide. >> those were not subject to racism can sometimes have blind spots or lack of appreciation of
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what it feels to be on the receiving end of that, but that doesn't mean that they're not open to learning, and, you know, caring about a quality injustice, and that i can win them over because there's goodness in the majority of people. >> man, it was a deep conversation. president obama also addressed president-elect trump's remarks about not needing daily intelligence briefings saying that you can't be flying blind as president. next to some big news for an '80s icon and a '90s sensation. >> in a mariah carey and lionel richey have announced they'll be partying all night long. ♪ all night all night ♪ >> so they are reportedly
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joining forces for all the hits tour with, kicking off in baltimore march 15th focusinging on their biggest hits that still remain popular today. >> they are. wraps up in ft. lauderdale may 27th, tickets on sail this saturday. get ready. finally, what could possibly be more timeless than elvis presley? >> better yet, how about dwyane "the rock" johnson channelling the king for the annual rock the troops festival. the 44-year-old actor and pro-wrestler shook his booty for a group of female soldiers in hawaii who seemed to very much appreciate that. ♪ come on and do the jailhouse rock with me let's rock ♪ ♪ everybody, let's rock everybody in the whole cell block we're dancing to the jailhouse rock ♪ >> that's not bad. >> as if we needed another reason to love "the rock." we don't, by the way, but in case we did, there you have it. >> it airs tonight on spike tv, and good to see he got out of the snowstorm.
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thanks to the #1 12-hour cough medicine. delsym. the cough controller. at a time when it's getting increasingly difficult to find anything made in america, there is one factory just outside of new york city that is still humming after 127 years. >> they've got a future. they make something that many americans use every day, actually from the earliest age, and abc's david muir checked it out. >> reporter: the great made in america christmas is back asking what's your one thing and take you inside this factory in jersey city, new jersey. >> oh, the christmas lights. >> the general pencil company, making all kinds of pencils for students, artists, architects since 1889. >> merry christmas. >> i love the christmas tree. >> reporter: in the family from six generations, katie wisenborn is the president. the wood for the pencils, cedar from california.
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you can even smell it. the charcoal itself? the charcoal recipe, you do right here in the factory. >> yes. make it right here. >> reporter: a secret recipe? >> family formula. >> reporter: all shades and colors. this is history. doing it this way for more than a hundred years? >> yes. >> reporter: separating the woodblocks from this, the pencils on the right. across the floor, we meet marianne davis, stamping in the company logo and made in the usa. 54 years. you were just a baby when you started. make you proud? >> yes, this is history behind the company. >> reporter: katie says the secret to their success, making the products here. so when the calls come in, they get get their pencils there fast. you're getting orders right now from stores across the america because of the holiday. >> retail stores in america needs them right away, we turn on a dime. >> reporter: you got a lot of calls? >> we got a call from a store that ordered something from china. >> maybe they'll call you first
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next time. >> reporter: exactly. katie wanted me to try them. i'm from upstate new york, so there are many barns just like this where i come prosecute. we can bring this to life in, what, a couple minutes? >> couple minutes. >> reporter: the barn, the trees, the sky. the grass. now covered in snow, and then she tells me, just add water. and we add something else. three words this christmas. you can grade me later. not on camera. >> merry christmas! >> whoa. >> did david draw that? >> he's not only handsome, buffed, speaks spanish, and he's an artist? >> he's a renaissance man. >> he really is. wow. i learned something. yes, about the pencils as well. i had no idea how talented he was. >> thanks for this story, david. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. ins
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good morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here's the top headlines on "world news now." president-elect donald trump is expected to name rex tillerson as his choice for secretary of state this morning. tillerson is the ceo of exxon mobil. he already has some extensive overseas relationships. we'll have full details, coming up. a flight headed from houston to frankfurt made an unscheduled stop at jfk last night after a bomb threat was phoned in. the plane was searched and no bomb was fund. the syria government nearly controls all of the city of aleppo forcing rebels into just a few neighborhoods. the international red cross warns tens of thousands of civilians have nowhere safe to go. wisconsin's presidential election recount is over. certifying donald trump's victory over hillary clinton by
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more than 22,000 votes. trump celebrated the result in a tweet calling the recount a scam. those are some of the top stories on tuesday, december 13th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you all. big announcement this morning. >> yes. >> from donald trump. for weeks since the election, met with potential nominees to be secretary of state. >> one of them was former rival mitt romney who was once considered top runner for the job. trump called romney last night to say he was not getting the job. mitt romney tweeted it an honor to be considered. >> it's expected to be rex tillerson. he described the relationship with vladimir putin as, quote, very close. >> the choice comes with trump locked in a fight with american intelligence agencies. karen travers reports. >> reporter: donald trump says he doesn't believe it.
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>> the democrats put it out because they suffered a great defeat in the history of politics in this country. >> reporter: 17 u.s. intelligence agencies say russian government hackers compromised the computers at the dnc. and on monday, the white house added its voice to those saying the russians tried to elect trump. >> you didn't need a security clearance to figure out who benefitted from malicious russian cyber activity. >> reporter: white house press secretary josh ernest went further suggesting trump shares guilt. >> he called russia to hack hillary clinton. he had a good sense on whose side activity came down on. >> reporter: that was a record in the statement about hillary clinton's notorious e-mails. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> reporter: trump is having none of it.
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>> i think it's ridiculous. >> reporter: the glaring rift gets him off to the rocky start with the intelligence agencies he'll soon command. a senior intelligence official tells abc news, he's disparaging and insulting every analyst in the intelligence community working hard to protect the united states. and republican leaders in congress now say they'll investigate the alleged kremlin connection. kafb traverse, abc news, washington. and president-elect trump is trying to move beyond the controversy about his business dealings while in officer. trump was supposed to address that issue many a news conference thursday.. trump was supposed to address that issue many a news conference thursday. that has been postponed, but in a series of tweets last night, trump said he will be leaving his businesses before inauguration day to focus full-time on the presidency. he also says his adult sons and executives manage the businesses and that no new deals will be done during his term or terms in office. trump also tweeted a promise to hold a news conference in the near future. in georgia, a suspect in custody right now after the shooting of two police officers
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late monday night. authorities say the suspect shot the officers as they tried to arrest him for driving stolen vehicle. both are expected to survive, but you may recall earlier on monday morning, two other officers were shot and the suspect killed during a drug raid. last week, two officers were killed while responding to a domestic call at georgia's southwestern state university. in el paso, texas, now, a terrifying scene of an officer struck by a car. police say officer andy rodriguez was conducting a sobriety test when an alleged drunk driver struck him. rodriguez pushed the man undergoing the test out of the way just before he was hit. officer rodriguez was released from the hospital had on monday. the prosecution could wrap tomorrow in the trial of dylann roof who admits to killing nine people at a black church in south carolina. the prosecution's final witness will be a woman who survived that shooting. yesterday, jurors learned a chilling revelation that roof
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had other targets in mind as well. abc's steve osunsami is in charleston with more. >> reporter: strange moments in this courthouse. we saw dylann roof and his lawyers laugh iing together durg breaks with the grieving families of his alleged victims sitting nearby. there is nothing funny here at all. prosecutors shared words from the racist manifesto and showed items pulled from the car after the murders at this historic black church in june of 2015. a confederate flag, a blocked under a pillow and a burned american flag in the trunk. there was a list of these other black churches. in his fbi confession, roof said he considered other targets. >> i thought about going to, like, a black festival or something like that, but there's security and stuff and you've got to wait for the day. you can't do it whenever you're ready. >> reporter: he explained to the fbi agents he's a white
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nationalist and couldn't care less about black lives. >> do you have any remorse? >> i think it's too soon. >> reporter: jurors learned roof should have never been able to buy the gun. surveillance video show him coming and going from a gun store in april, a whole two months before the killings. a background check should have denied him a the firearm because of a previous arrest for drug possession. this was a system failure. in court, the gun store owner testified he didn't hear back from the government until june 29th, nearly two weeks after the killings. steve osunsami, abc news, charleston. >> steve, thank you. in new orleans, family and friends bid an emotional farewell to the former nfl player fatally shot during a road rage incident. hundreds attended the service for joe mcknight where he was described as caring and thoughtful. five of his former new york jets teammates served as pal bearers at the service. to the weather now in the upper midwest and northeast. could see record low temperatures this week. millions of us won't see the mercury rise above freezing for several days.
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meantime, northerners clean up at of massive snow fall of the past few days. at least two people died in an accident in maine cause ed police warn drivers to, of by the bad weather. course, slow down when roads a icy. in pacific northwest, crews clean up as the pineapple express pulls in. that's a storm system that's bringing a lot of moisture in from hawaii, meaning more heavy rain for the region and possibly flooding, not to mention more downed trees. as we mentioned a moment ago, the midwest as well as the northeast are in for some brutally cold weather this week. >> that's right. let's get the details from accuweather's paul williams. good morning. >> good morning to you as well. tuesday's cold not bad enough, feeling like 20 below in portions of the dakotas into minneapolis and into the single digits throughout a good chunk of the midwest. this blast of cold air will overtake that part of the country on tuesday, slide and
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overtake the great lakes and the ohio valley region for wednesday. then thursday, it slides all the way over to the east coast and just covers everybody. dramatically changes everything. imagine it feels like 30 below zero in fargo. that's what they wake up to wednesday morning and it will continue to feed that cold further into the south. on the other side of the country, we'll have a great deal of moisture provided much needed snow and rain, kendis, diane. >> paul, thank you. faster internet service is coming to cuba by way of google. the tech giant signed a deal to install servers to improve connectivity speeds to google services including gmail and youtube. internet service is notoriously spotty on the island. the tiny country has one of the lowest online connectivity rates in the world. less than 6% of cuban homes have internet or intranet access last year. that's according to the u.n. a study finds the same drugs that fight cholesterol may help
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fend off alzheimer's disease. researchers found the of status is a factor as was al race or ethnicity of the patient. black men appear to gain no benefit from taking statin. the risk was greater for women than men. a retirement community in plano, texas had no trouble remembering the less fortunate this season. the knits group arranged apparel they made, colorful hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves donated to eight organizations. >> oh, look at that. the local police officers calling themselves the christmas cops were amazed at how much the retirees produced. 3,200 pieces. 3,200 pieces. and the knitters are working on next year's donations. >> the cops said they showed up expecting to get a bag or two, instead, carts of clothing. >> clearly, they have been very, very busy. and it's going to get colder here. we could use some gloves. >> just eight to ten women in the group, by the way, quite the accomplishment.
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>> calmly down it. >> yeah. coming up, when you think of holiday goodies, what two things immediately spring to mind? >> cheesecake. candy canes. >> fruit cake, good, close. and rugala. >> huh? >> i'm sure you were going to get there. >> arugala? >> not arugala, but rugala. this morning, we're showing you how to have the best of both worlds. right here in our insomniac kitchen. >> first, the race to rescue a humped back whale tangled in fishing gear. see how it ends next on "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by united healthcare. if you're approaching 65, now's the time to get your ducks in a row. unitedhealthcare. you see, medicare doesn't cover everything - only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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t the two giant pandas born at the atlanta zoo now have names. the twin cubs are yaloon and shiloon. >> nice.
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>> the names were revealed at a name celebration on monday marking their 100th day of life according to a chinese tradition. the cubs are expected to make a public debut soon. excited about that. a still unnamed young hump back whale got a new chance of life off the coast of boston. rescuers disentangled the 30 footer here. he was likely weighed down for a week by rope which led to some fishing gear on the bottom of the sea floor. the prognosis for the whale is better now but takes some time to heal. >> a week, a long time. and it's often said a friend in need is a friend indeed. but now, just having that friend may end up saving your life. >> yeah. so follow me here. new medical research shows people who stay socially connected end up living very longer, healthier lives, particularly women battling breast cancer. abc's lana zach explains. >> reporter: breast cancer affects one in eight american women at some point in their lives and kills more than 40,000
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every year. but we've come a long way in diagnosing it sooner and treating it more effectively, and new research suggesting that staying socially active may be one simple way to improve a woman's odds when faced with this disease. an international team of researchers studied the social habits of more than 9,000 women with breast cancer in the u.s. and china finding that women who were socially isolated had a 43% higher risk of cancer recurrence and a 64% risk of early death from breast cancer over a ten-year period. on the other hand, women with larger social circles had a better chance of surviving and not having cancer return. it doesn't prove strengthening social connection tilts the odds against cancer, but it is good news for loved ones who need leaned on in times of sickness, and for others, it's a reminer that finding ways to establish social connections through support groups or by other means may have more benefits than we know. i'm lana zach. >> interesting. so we must all be more social
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and having more wine. >> kendis, i'm keeping you alive. >> yeah, no, that's creepy. if that's the key, fweeo beni z benitez, who is a social man, will live to be 190. >> taking notes. >> speaking of notes, taking notes on a pastry mashup. >> we are headed inside our insomniac kitchen for fruitcake. and rugelach. >> you're watching "world news now. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. if you're a man over 50, you're in a group most likely to develop skin cancer, including melanoma. that's why your best shot is to check for a spot. follow through and check your skin. go to spotskincancer.org to find out how.
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♪ happy holidays happy holidays ♪ so this morning, speaking of happy holidays, we are adding a jewish twist to a favorite christmas holiday treat. everybody wins. >> yes, everybody wins. taking alone, making either fruit cake or rugelach can be intimidating for even the most season of bakers. but this morning, we're checking out a quick and easy mashup. >> i think i got you saying it wrong. >> yeah, you did. we're going into insomniac kitchen. >> we're getting into the spirit of christmas and hanukkah with joy the baker who is going to show us how to make fruit cake rugelach cookies. >> yes. all the flavors of fruit cake without the nasty fruit cake. so we're going to start with making the batter. it's cream cheese.
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i like to give it a quick zhuszh with the mixer. this is the crisco adding a nice tenderness. you want to add the sugar. add the vanilla and pinch of salt. into this, we will add our flour. that's two and a half cups of flour. slowly fold it together. so this is coming together. it's pretty thick, bus that's where you want it. it has a big job of holding all of these dried fruit and nuts. i'm going to dump it on the counter. do you want to roll it into a disk. you can't get wrong. >> a disk? >> yeah. make it a disk and then we'll wrap this in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator. while the dough's chilling, we make all the filling. i got dates in here. i'm doing cranberries. golden raisins. a trinity of color.
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and i'll do chopped walnuts as well. >> all right. >> i'm mixing brown sugar, spice, regular sugar. i'm adding our finally chopped walnuts to our fruit filling. i'm just going to toss it with my hands. i'm going to set this aside and i'm going to go and grab our chilled dough so we can roll it out and start to fill it. this is the fun part. we're going to roll it out and start to fill it. flour this area really well. we don't want the dough to stick. we want it about a quarter inch thick and about 9 inches around. what we're going to do is lightly spread some raspberry jam over the top of this. do you want to sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on it? i will follow you with the dried fruit and nut mixture. use this knife and slice some wedges. i'm going to start at my wide
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edge. roll it into a rugelach shape. okay. let's do our baking sheet. just place some of the baking sheet. i'm going to grab a little brush to brush with egg wash. that'll help them get even more golden brown. and i'll just sprinkle them with a little more cinnamon sugar. i'll put these in the oven. cookies bake for 15 minutes or so. we cooled them. it's time to try them. >> really good. >> totally delicious. >> i love the different textures. >> crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside. lots of fruit. >> how do we get you in our homes? i need you to bake for me. >> invite me over. just have wine and i'll come over. >> thank you so much, joy the baker, and happy holidays. >> happy holidays. >> all right. i'm adding nicki and joy now to
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♪ i didn't know that i was starving nlg i tasted you don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole zoo ♪ ♪ right away right away you do things to my body ♪ the top of the charts there. hailee got nominate for a golden globe. >> she's blowing up, good for her. >> with a number four song there. we are just three days away from the box open "rogue one." >> shaping up to be the biggest opening ever. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: a whooping $120 million to $150 million is the
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guesstimated hall just for the opening weekend. excitement is high. here's my kid on the red carpet. last year's "the force awakens" was the biggest december opening of all time, going on to bring in $2.1 billion worldwide. this is becoming a bit of a holiday tradition, bob. >> second year in a row, i know. we're going to have to keep it up. >> reporter: "rogue one" is expected to be the biggest december premier, lower than the fourth, partly because of a different cast of characters. no hans or sky walker. >> i'm a captain, an intelligence officer, basically a spy for the rebel yen. >> reporter: our parent company, disney, is embargoing reviews. >> there's a lot of surprises in the film. >> reporter: but a standing ovation at the premier and lots of lovely nonspoilery twitter reviews. mind blowing, unbelievably wonderful, last time i loved a movie as much was 1977.
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>> it's interesting because you sit down and you don't know what's going to happen. and that's so cool. >> reporter: one rumor i must address is "rogue one's" jyn and episode 7's reg. after tonight, you can then talk about the fact that your character is ray's mother? >> that is not true. she is not ray's mom. she is not. >> reporter: and yes, vader appears. that'll all i'll say for now. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i think we've been trying to keep the opening for it a little too quiet. >> yeah, definitely. i'm not sure who had more fun, by the way, nick or his son. they are both excited. >> they looked pump. amy robach is out tonight. can't say anything about it. that's the news for this half hour. >> thanks for watching .
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this morning on "world news now, " narrowing down choices for secretary of state. >> one of the front runners in the top spot in the trump cabinet, mitt romney southbound is out of the running. a formal announcement later this morning as we learn more about the man he intends to nominate and his ties to russia. new developments from syria as government forces advance on rebels in aleppo. it's a decisive turn in the war that's been raging for years now with tens of thousands of lives still caught in the crossfire. president obama makes his final appearance on "the daily show" as america's commander in chief. a first for host trevor noah, what the president said about the man who is weeks away from taking over the oval office. and check out the ultrasound for one couple ready to share the news. they got a registry at target. >> celebrity couple? >> they are orangatangs.
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that's right. orangutan baby shower invitations coming your way in "the mix" on this tuesday, december 13th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> what do you get them? >> have you been to a baby shower? >> no. >> the mother generally opens gifts in front of everybody. it's not generally all that entertaining, however, i would love to go to that shower and watch them go to town. >> just hanging from the raft ers, swinging all over the place. that would be fun. >> more details on the baby showers coming up, but this morning, we're going to begin with the latest with trump set to name the secretary of state nominee later this morning. >> we know trump has not chosen former rival, mitt romney, to be the nation's top diplomat. trump called romney late last night to inform him he wasn't chosen for the job. romney posted on facebook, it was an honor to be considered for secretary of state for our great country.
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my conversations with trump have been both enjoyen and enlightening. i have very high hopes that the new administration will lead the nation to peace. >> i will be making the announcement tornado warning morning. his pick is expected to be exo ceo rex tillerson. this comes as trump is engaged in a war of words with the nation's intelligence community over russian election hacking. tom llamas has more. >> reporter: leaders in congress break with zrump announcing they'll investigate whether russia used hackers to try to influence the election. something trump doesn't believe happened, even though the director of national intelligence says it did. >> they have no idea if it's russia or china or somebody. it could be somebody sitting in
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a bed someplace. >> reporter: trump tweeting, unless you catch hackers in the act, it is very hard to determine who is doing the hacking. why wasn't this brought up before the election? but it was. in october, 17 american government intelligence agencies including the cia released this rare statement saying the u.s. intelligence community is confident that the russian government directed the recent compromises of e-mails. >> when we say we're confident, i think it speaks for itself. >> reporter: trump still refusing to believe it. >> it could be russia. i don't really think it is, but who knows. >> reporter: the president-elect also disputing reports that the cia believes russia's goal was to hurt hillary clinton and help trump get elected. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's just another excuse. i don't believe it. >> reporter: a much different take from the white house on mr. trump. >> he called on russia to hack secretary clinton, so he certainly had a good sense of whose side this activity was
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coming down on. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> reporter: the new focus on russia comes with trump poised to name exxon's ceo, rex tillerson, secretary of state whose ties to russian president vladimir putin go back decades. >> i've known him since 1999, and i have a very close relationship with him. >> reporter: on gma, trump's senior adviser, kellyanne conway, tried to downplay tillerson's russian connection. >> it's not like he's with him at the local bar. >> reporter: not vodka shots, but this video shows a champagne toast, putin awarding him. russia's order of friendship, an honor given to foreigners. over the weekend, marco rubio tweeted being a friend of vladimir is not an attribute i am hoping for from a secretary of state. a small group is asking for more information on hackings and
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listen to what clinton's campaign chairman said, electors have a solemn responsibility under the constitution, and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed. this is a very aggressive stance by the clinton campaign, the farthest they've gone so far to challenge the legitimacy of donald trump's presidency. but they know there is no mechanism in place to brief those electors right now. tom llamas, abc news, washington. and one more note about the election. the recount taking place in wisconsin, well, it is now officially over and donald trump certified, again, as the winner. trump defeated hillary clinton by more than 22,000 votes. the recount changed the final wisconsin results by fewer than 1,800 votes. jill stein says the recount was not about changing the outcome of the election, but meant to validate the vote and restore confidence in the system. donald trump tweeted saying the final wisconsin vote is in and we picked up an additional 131 votes. the dems and green party can now rest, #scam. it appears the battle for allepo is all but over. the syrian government now has control of most of the city.
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a victory there gives assad's regime control of syria's five major cities, but believed civilian withes are still trapped in the few remaining rebel-controlled neighborhoods. the united nations is worried about reports of atrocities against the civilians. the red cross says time is running out. meanwhile, the u.s. efforts to get a cease-fire and peaceful end to the siege failed this weekend. that would have allowed rebels and families and other civilians safe passage out of the city, but the russians rejected it. the state department spokesman john kirby said the u.s. was frustrated, but not surprised. russian air strikes killed 1500 civilians in iraq, far greater than the death toll of 173 that u.s. officials reported. a london based project called air wars released the report. they blame the discrepancy on the way that civilian deaths are investigating and called for transparency in the process. president obama will not
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declassify a so-called torture report before leaving officer. the 7,000 page report details the tactics used by the cia on detainees after 9/11. some u.s. senators had pressed the president to release the report. it'll be preserved in his presidential records and won't be eligible for declassification before 2028. in new york, a flight diverted to jfk airport because of a bomb threat. flight 441 made a landing after a phoned in threat. the plane was taken to a remote area of the airport and searched, but investigators did not find anything suspicious. and the man charged with killing nine people at a south carolina church apparently had other targets in mind, as well. law enforcement agents told the jury that dylann roof said he was just too worn out from the deadly shooting to pursue those other targets. the jury watched his recorded
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confession discussing why he ultimately chose to target african-americans at church. >> i thought of a black festival or something like that, but you got security and stuff and wait for the day and you can't do it whenever you're ready. >> investigators testifying today, and prosecutors say polly shepherd, a survivor, will be the witness. the winter weather far from over, people in the midwest to new england are still cleaning up from the massive snowfall of the past few days. detroit had 10.6 inches of snow, 5 inches more than the record. a little more snow is possible today, but now the upper half of the country is preparing for extremely cold temperatures later in this week. some areas of the midwest will see temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average. even washington, d.c. may not see mercury rise above freezing. the west coast is bracing for a series of storms, which means heavy rain and snow in the mountains.
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>> and it's not fun driving in that cold weather, unless, maybe, you're in iowa. a new bankrate.com survey says hawkeye state is no. 1 to driver due to short commute times, insurance premiums, and inexpensive auto repairs. ohio, maine, wisconsin, and vermont round out the top five. worst states for drivers? anyone? anyone? you lived in california. >> no, come on. no, no. >> you lived in california. are you really surprised? >> california drivers are the best. >> california worst state for drivers, not the quality of the drivers, but experience of being a driver that got traffic jams, costly auto repairs, and high rate of car theft. so apparently not fun to be a driver in california. >> i -- i'm a licensed california driver. we are pretty good drivers. of course now i just take the subway. okay. some very lucky guessers in the houston area have plenty of reasons to be happy now that they've collected on mattress
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store's promotion. >> that promotion was guess which party whips the white house and get your money back. all of these people guessed that trump would win. some donald trump impersonators provided entertainment, maybe to make the store feel better about all the money they had to refund. >> besides the correct guess, they had to spend more than $2,000. the store's owner said he refunded more than $10 million. >> that is a risky promotion. you're giving people a 50/50 shot to get a full refund on a mattress, which is expensive, i might add. you have to spend $2,000 to be eligible, so they're refunding at least $2,000 a head. >> he's actually saving money. >> how? >> apparently. more people picked clinton to win, so he would have had to refund a lot more if she had won. >> what if he just hadn't thought up this game at all. >> just imagine all the people that picked jill stein. imagine in jill snuck in the victory.
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whew. coming up, the fiery getaway following a gold heist. >> the suspected thieves setting their vehicle on fire before getting away with more than $1 million in gold. and later, trevor noah, the host of "the daily show" was not afraid to mix it up with minds on air. he explained why there should be a racism richter scale. check out our behind the scenes pictures on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." news now." abcwnn: you're watching "world news now. " " you're watching "world news now." you're watching "worl news now." . you're watching "wo news now." you're watching "wor now." you're watching "world new now."
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a manhunt underway after this gold heist in france. authorities are searching for up to four armed suspects wanted for ambushing an armored truck on a highway between paris and leon stealing more than $1.5 million in gold. they say at least one of their cars and other vehicles were set on fire while making their getaway. turning now to a bizarre courtroom drama playing out in palm beach county, florida, involving a woman accused of ordering a hit man to kill her husband. >> police are making her believe her husband is dead all just to record her reaction. abc's matt gutman has the details. >> reporter: in the dramatic murder for hire trial, the state finally showing this video of a sting operation, a murder scene staged by police toe catch dalia dipolito who they allege hired a mitt man to kill her husband. >> is your husband, michael?
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sorry, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: the defendant's lawyers alleging the police were so eager to film the scene for the reality tv show "cops," that it tainted the investigation. >> this is a fake crime scene, right? right? >> yes. >> it's all pretend, right? >> yes. >> reporter: the jury had already seen this video, dipolito getting into a car with an undercover police officer from the same florida police department posing as a killer for hire. she allegedly offered him $7,000 for the hit. in 2011, dipolito was convicted of solicitation for murder and overturned on appeal. that police department telling us it stands behind the integrity of its investigation. the jury already has the case. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles.
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>> our thanks to matt there. coming up in our next half hour, the early morning blast that shattered a neighborhood in new york state. the gas explosion that destroyed this home hours before the utility crew was due to show up and what neighbors did wrong that could have prevented this catastrophe. but first, trevor noah is doing it right. "the daily show" host is taking on president-elect donald trump as he welcomes president obama for his final presidential "daily show" appearance. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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last night was president obama's swan song on "the daily show," but it was a first for host trevor noah, going one-on-one with the country's commander in chief. >> it comes as the show's young
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host is enjoying a little bit of a post election rating surge. we're "up all nightline" with deborah roberts. >> thanks for being on the show. >> good to see you. >> reporter: barack obama made his final appearance on "the daily show" discussing the president-elect donald trump. >> the president-elect has been very open coming out saying he's refusing intelligence briefings. so he's come out and said i don't need them because i'm a smart man. >> i think the president-elect may say one thing and do another once he's here because the truth of the matter is that it's a big complicated world. it doesn't matter how smart you are, you have to have the best information possible to make the decisions possible. >> reporter: it's the biggest get yet for trevor noah, the 32-year-old host of "the daily show," just over a year after taking the reigns from jon stewart. noah is making his mark, tackling the topic of race, taking aim at president-elect trump. do you think donald trump is
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racist? >> i do. i do. >> reporter: you do? >> i'll tell you why. it's tough to say that somebody is not racist when they are doing all the racist things. you know sometimes i feel like we need to invent a racist richter scale. racism in america is such a loaded word. it feels like people are more afraid of being called racist than actually being racist. >> reporter: noah is uniquely suited to talk about racism, growing up biracial in apartheid south africa. he was forced to navigation the worlds between black and white. he says he learned communicating with those of the opposite view is crucial to success. >> i don't exist in a world where i only listen to the people i agree with because then how will i ever know how to dismantle or think about your arguments in a different way. >> reporter: which is precisely why noah invited conservative internet sensation tommy lauren on the show for an interview that went viral. >> do you believe your criticizing and not
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malintentioned saying black lives matter is the new kkk. you realize black lives matter can't be the new kkk. the kkk is still around. >> reporter: the journey leading him here to one of the most coveted jobs in comedy. knows you're here, you come from difficult times. do you sit here sometimes and go, wow. >> every day. sometimes you get caught up in hashtag first world problems. you're in a world where people convince you of problems that are not real. >> reporter: earlier at the white house, president obama echoing the need for americans to come together. >> i think it's important to give the incoming administration the space and to give the public clarity about what it is they are trying to do. >> reporter: an improbable moment for the by biracial boy born all those years ago, seated across from the u.s. president, a biracial man himself. for "nightline," deborah roberts in new york. >> amazing to see trevor doing so well, especially given how
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tough his childhood was. >> listen to the audio tape, it's great. president, a biracial man himself. for nightline, deborah roberts in new york. >> amazing to see trevor doing so well, especially given how tough his childhood was. >> listen to the audio tape, it's great.
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who isn't excited about an expecting couple? well, the texas zoo. they are psyched about their expecting couple, and we're talking about orangutans, of course. so they have may and kajay in waco, texas. they are expecting a baby. and they actually are parents to be in a register on target. here's the ultrasound. baby. the zoo's throwing a baby shower for them. they are registered at target. 178 items on the register. a lot of those items have already been taken, we should point out. >> i wonder if they got to go around target with the registry gun and shoot at all the gifts that they want. >> many of the gifts, by the way, will go towards some of the other animals. but they include a sponge bob bath, baby einstein discover,
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play pea ano, all things they'd love. >> or adults. congratulations to the happy couple. add wine to the party, perhaps, for the zoo keepers attending. with that, we have an idea for you. clara pots, a fashion blogger from england, bought a house with her boyfriend and they decided to make a few adjustments to the fridge. check it out. the water cooler, put the glass up to the door and chilled water comes out, they figured out if they fill the tank that normally takes in water with wine, yes, ladies and gentlemen, chilled wine on tap all the time. >> genius. how come nobody thought of that beforehand? >> i don't know. but here's the challenge. >> okay. >> you have to drink fast
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because the wine isn't oxidized. it's open. the wine only lasts so long. >> oh. >> i think you're okay with that? >> i'm okay with flat wine, boxed wine. i have not thought about putting alcohol in the ice container in those refrigerators. so that you can get it already in your ice. >> oh, but then it won't freeze, will it? >> yeah. i think? which is why i've never done it. >> we have to test it out and get back to you. to hawaii we go with some warm thoughts. there's this thing called skimboarding. it's actually been around for a while. you go out and you're skimming the surface of the water in order to meet a wave. a guy in hawaii has now used a drone to go skimboarding. the drone is up there, you see it, and it's pulling him along as he does it. he looks like he's more than skin boarding. he's out there. >> he's out there. cool thing about it is these are some of the biggest waves in all of the world. not at that moment, but -- >> lazy man's kite surfing, i like it.
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this morning on world nuts now, the blast of winter for millions of americans continues now delivering a front of frigid air, turning all that snow into ice. accuweather with the forecast. breaking overnight, a transatlantic flight was diverted after a threat was phoned in. we have details on the investigation after an emergency landing in new york. new this half hour, bizarre video of birds being stolen. >> the alleged thief chose to go with a trash bag and bucket on his head for the disguise. see why he had a rough time. and the excitement is heating up around this year's golden globe nominations. we'll check out some of the funniest and cutest celebrity reactions coming up in "the skinny." it is tuesday, december 13th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> is it the safety dance? >> kind of looked like the safety dance. >> yeah. it kind of did from way back when. a lot of people are, like, what, safety dance? what was that? >> what was safety dance? was it -- whip it good, into shape. >> it was diva "whip it." >> whip it, whip it good into shape. we're already all the rails. >> it is tuesday morning. shouldn't we go off the rails. we're going to start this half hour with the millions of americans who are bracing for another dose of frigid air. >> it follows a foot of snow in some parts of the great lakes region and half a foot in northern new york and new england. >> detroit nearly doubled its daily snowfall record and even the actor "people" magazine calls the sexiest man alive, he found the motor city too cold. look at that. he looks sexy there.
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more now from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: that massive storm making for a treacherous commutes from the great lakes to the northeast. in maine, slick roads turn deadly. at least two dead in separate accidents, including a father who was riding in a jeep with his wife as well as three children when their car collided with a dump truck. >> slow down. that's the best advice i can give anybody. once you break traction, it is not coming back. a snowy emergency in minneapolis sunday, 900 wrecks in one 24-hour period in minnesota this weekends. this sheriff's dash cam capturing the danger on i-35, pickup truck spinning out of control nearly striking a state trooper. many areas recovering from the weekend blast of snow, parts of new york slammed with more than 36 inches. storms have snarled air travel, too. more than 2,000 fights cancelled this weekend, most of them in chicago. cars parked at o'hare covered in snow. and here in chicago, it's only beginning. temperatures expected to plunge and it will feel well below zero this week which means this slushy mess will freeze making conditions even more dangerous.
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alex perez, abc news, chicago. and most of the snowfall is done in the midwest and the east, but now extremely cold weather is moving in. >> let's get the details right now from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> good morning, kendis, diane. as if tuesday's cold dipping down to 20 below is not bad enough, there's colder air than this on the way. this week, the arctic blast, tuesday overtakes the great lakes region, then by wednesday overtakes the ohio valley region, and thursday, overtaking the east coast. how cold? try this for size. fargo, 30 below. including wisconsin, minneapolis 20 below, and 10 below near chicago. kendis, diane. >> our thanks to paul. now to a bit of a scare overnight for this transatlantic passengers. their airbus a380 was diverted to jfk airport after a phoned in bomb threat. the flight took off from houston en route to germany when the
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pilot made the decision to land in new york city. the plane was searched and no bomb was found, but passengers are spending the night in hotels. the international red cross says time is runninging out for the tens of thousands of civilians trapped in eastern aleppo. syria government forces control nearly all the city now with rebels forced into a few neighborhoods. russia, which backed syria, refused a u.s. plea for cease fire to allow the rebels and civilians to leave the city peacefully. and there's new details about the man suspected of blowing himself up inside a cairo chapel during sunday mass. the man seen here in surveillance video has been arrested and beaten by police two years ago after taking part in an islamist demonstration. that's according to the man's attorney. no group claimed responsibility for the bombing. president-elect donald trump will make it official, his top cabinet pick this morning by naming his nominee to be secretary of state. that choice is expected to be rex tillerson.
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he's the ceo of oil giant exxon mobil. tillerson already has extensive ties overseas, particularly with russian president vladimir putin. he awarded russia's top honor by foreigners three years ago, and ties with russia questioned by senators who have to approve the nomination. in the meanwhile, donald trump is locked in a testy fight with the nation's intelligence community. their disagreements center on russia's interference in the presidential election. we get more now from abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the central white house fixture for decades, but donald trump now says he will not need the daily presidential briefing once in office. as president-elect, he's only received four of them. >> you know, i'm like a smart person. i don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years. >> reporter: it is one more slap in the face for the 21,000
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people who work for the cia. >> i think it would be devastating to hear that the incoming president doesn't value the intelligence that will come out of the agency. >> reporter: it follows trump's efforts to publicly discredit the cia over what it's saying about russia. >> they are fighting among themselves. they're not sure. >> reporter: the senior intelligence official tells abc news, he's disparaging and insulting every analyst currently in the intelligent community working hard to protect the united states. forced to choose today between the cia and trump and russia. >> the russians are not our friends. >> the top senate republican backed the cia. >> but i have the highest confidence in the intelligence community and the central intelligence agencies. >> reporter: if the mistrust gets worse, the cia officers could have a hard time trusting trump and his national security team when it comes to russia. >> they could be afraid anything they tell the white house will get back to russia. >> reporter: and it's far from the only controversy facing donald trump.
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he had been expected to announce this thursday how he would resolve potential conflicts of interest between running his country and vast international business empire. now team officials say the announcement is put off until next month because trump is too busy picking his cabinet. brian ross, abc news, new york. a soccer player who survived that deadly plane crash in colombia is conscious after waking from a coma over the weekend. helio neto has no memory of the crash. the team in the midst of a cinderella season was heading to a championship. neto apparently asked about the outcome of the game and why he was unable to play. doctors are withholding information about the crash for now until neto is stable. 71 people died in that plane crash, including 19 of neto's teammates. only six people survived. qwest diagnostics suffered a security breach. exposing the health information for thousands of its customers. the company says names, dates of birth, lab results, and in some instances, telephone numbers were hacked.
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no financial or insurance information compromised in the meantime. check this out. surveillance video of a fowl thief wearing a plastic bag and armed with a bucket. this, of course, is at a store in miami, florida. you can see the suspect getting stuck inside the locked area where the birds are kept. he's then spotted falling from a ladder that he used to get over the barbed wire fence. the suspect fled with dozens of birds, some which are personal pets of the store owner. this is the second time in recent months that the store has been robbed. i know earlier we said that it looked like divo from the '80s. >> yeah, whip it, the video. >> looked like a flock of sea gulls, boom. >> wow. >> i know. i went a long way for that. >> yeah, you tried really hard to connect dots on that one. whew-hoo! you want to explain it further? you good? >> '80s group.
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>> okay. so we don't do a lot of stories about kendis' favorite soccer player here, but when portugal's christiana rinaldo is named best in the world, we might as well, for kendis. >> he's french. >> it's the fourth time he's won the award. 2016 was the year for the 31-year-old, winning the top club competition, as a member of rio, madrid, and over the summer, he helped portugal win the european football championship. rinaldo called it the best year he's ever had. >> would it kill him to eat a salad? he needs to work on his abs. >> yeah, a few more the -- needs to do a few more sit-ups. >> for the final. >> exactly. >> number one. >> i know, i know. >> they won, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> speaking of the greatest of all time, the american football
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that was on monday night was a blowout when things got wild. the patriots were up by 20 against the ravens when baltimore recovered a botched punt return. they scored a short touchdown making it, as you can see there, 23-10. ensuing kickoff, new england fumbled again and the ravens converted that into another touchdown. then with baltimore within three points, tom brady hits chris hogan for a 79-yard touchdown pass to seal new england had's win. the patriots hang on. yeah. tom is fired up. they're all fired up. 30-23. >> good game. major league baseball is reportedly cracking down on hazing. the teams and the players union are set to ratify their new agreement today and the ap reports the new policy is part of it. >> okay. so it prohibits forcing rookies to dress up as women or in costumes that may be offensive to them. in the past, we've seen rookies dressed as disney princesses, cheerleaders, bridesmaids and so on. rookies also can't be forced to consume alcoholic beverages or
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anything else. for that matter. that's too bad. >> yeah. you're going to miss the photos? >> yeah. they were fun. went with the '80s theme at the top of the show, flock of sea gulls because he stole a bunch of birds. >> right. so coming up, we have more news for you. the growing danger across america as temperatures go down. there's also a gas explosion that levelled this house. we'll tell you what neighbors did wrong when they first smelled that gas leak. and it's what many fans are calling a match may be made in superstar heaven. what mariah carey and lionel richie are set to do next year. that's coming up in "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by pajamagram.com. pajamagram.com.
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back with the danger on the rise across america with temperatures below freezing. a house in new york blown to poses pieces in an early morning gas explosion. but it's what neighborhoods failed to do that may have contributed to the blast. >> reporter: a house in ruins, a possible leak in a propane tank, the likely cause of the explosion. the walls -- >> buckling and stuff falling off the shelf. >> reporter: other neighbors smelling gas over the weekend, placing calls to the utility company instead of 911. the house destroyed hours before the utility crew was due to show up. >> collapse with possible entrapment. >> reporter: luckily, no one was home. >> i'm so happy and i feel so blessed i wasn't home, you know, it's a material loss. i can handle that.
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>> reporter: as the temperature drops and more heat gets used, these accidents go up. this explosion captured on tape earlier this year in paterson, new jersey. just over a year ago, another house blew up by exploding gas. here in middletown, new york, another reminder that anytime someone smells something that just isn't right to make that first call to 911 and not the utility company. gio benitez, abc news, middletown, new york. when we come back, the surprising celebrity reactions to the golden globe nominations. >> and what president obama told trevor noah last night on "the daily show." "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny time, celebrity excitement. over those golden globe nominations. >> there were certainly plenty of snubs and surprises. among the surprises, all of that foreign press love for "dead pool" notching a spot in the best picture comedy music i category. >> star ryan reynolds shared this reaction on instagram admitting the dead pool team is engaged in a grotesque early morning tickle fight in celebration. >> wonder what that looks like.
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and check out how "stranger things" cast reacted to the nomination to the best tv series drama. >> stranger things. >> yes! yes! >> we got nominated, yeah! >> they got nominated! >> they are pumped. >> that's great. natural reaction to it. >> lily collins, by the way, daughter of phil collins is apparently still holding her breath after being nominated for her first golden globe. best actress for "rules don't apply." >> to which a lot of people are like, what's "rules don't apply"? the golden globe awards are handed out on january 8th. >> congratulations to all the nominees. >> exactly. a fun show. president obama made a final appearance as president on "the daily show." >> it was a first for the show's young host, trevor noah, peppering the president with plenty of in-depth questions on the election and how he managed to walk the nation's racial divide. >> those who are not subject to racism can sometimes have blind spots or lack of appreciation of
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what it feels to be on the receiving end of that, but that doesn't mean that they're not open to learning, and, you know, caring about a quality injustice, and that i can win them over because there's goodness in the majority of people. >> man, it was a deep conversation. president obama also addressed president-elect trump's remarks about not needing daily intelligence briefings saying that you can't be flying blind as president. next to some big news for an '80s icon and a '90s sensation. >> in a mariah carey and lionel richey have announced they'll be partying all night long. ♪ all night all night ♪ >> so they are reportedly joining forces for all the hits tour with, kicking off in baltimore march 15th focusinging on their biggest hits that still
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remain popular today. >> they are. wraps up in ft. lauderdale may 27th, tickets on sail this saturday. get ready. finally, what could possibly be more timeless than elvis presley? >> better yet, how about dwyane "the rock" johnson channelling the king for the annual rock the troops festival. the 44-year-old actor and pro-wrestler shook his booty for a group of female soldiers in hawaii who seemed to very much appreciate that. ♪ come on and do the jailhouse rock with me let's rock ♪ ♪ everybody, let's rock everybody in the whole cell block we're dancing to the jailhouse rock ♪ >> that's not bad. >> as if we needed another reason to love "the rock." we don't, by the way, but in case we did, there you have it. >> it airs tonight on spike tv, and good to see he got out of the snowstorm. >> and into that suit. >> yes. >> a tough one to get into.
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thanks to the #1 12-hour cough medicine. delsym. the cough controller. at a time when it's getting increasingly difficult to find anything made in america, there is one factory just outside of new york city that is still humming after 127 years. >> they've got a future. they make something that many americans use every day, actually from the earliest age, and abc's david muir checked it out. >> reporter: the great made in america christmas is back asking what's your one thing and take you inside this factory in jersey city, new jersey. >> oh, the christmas lights. >> the general pencil company, making all kinds of pencils for students, artists, architects since 1889. >> merry christmas. >> i love the christmas tree. >> reporter: in the family from six generations, katie wisenborn is the president. the wood for the pencils, cedar from california.
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you can even smell it. the charcoal itself? the charcoal recipe, you do right here in the factory. >> yes. make it right here. >> reporter: a secret recipe? >> family formula. >> reporter: all shades and colors. this is history. doing it this way for more than a hundred years? >> yes. >> reporter: separating the woodblocks from this, the pencils on the right. across the floor, we meet marianne davis, stamping in the company logo and made in the usa. 54 years. you were just a baby when you started. make you proud? >> yes, this is history behind the company. >> reporter: katie says the secret to their success, making the products here. so when the calls come in, they get get their pencils there fast. you're getting orders right now from stores across the america because of the holiday. >> retail stores in america needs them right away, we turn on a dime. >> reporter: you got a lot of calls? >> we got a call from a store that ordered something from china. >> maybe they'll call you first next time. >> reporter: exactly. katie wanted me to try them. i'm from upstate new york, so
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there are many barns just like this where i come prosecute. we can bring this to life in, what, a couple minutes? >> couple minutes. >> reporter: the barn, the trees, the sky. the grass. now covered in snow, and then she tells me, just add water. and we add something else. three words this christmas. you can grade me later. not on camera. >> merry christmas! >> whoa. >> did david draw that? >> he's not only handsome, buffed, speaks spanish, and he's an artist? >> he's a renaissance man. >> he really is. wow. i learned something. yes, about the pencils as well. i had no idea how talented he was. >> thanks for this story, david. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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>> that's what's making news. >> stick around for "good morning america." have a great day. making news in america this tuesday morning, the president-elect's pick. donald trump announcing his secretary of state, his nominee with close ties to russian president vladimir putin. plus, what trump said overnight about his own businesses. a bitter blast of arctic air is hitting several states. it will be below zero and single digits in some of america's biggest cities. we're tracking where and when it will hit. caught on camera, a police officer performing a sobriety test hit by another suspected drunk driver. and a high-rise apartment building on fire. see the huge flames engulfing ten floors as people evacuate.

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