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this morning on "world news now," congress is set to take this morning on "world news now," congress is set to take action to limit the president's war powers on iran. the vote today plus the mood in iran after its strike on bases used by american troops. happening now, the fire conditions in australia getting worse. by one estimate more than 1 billion animals have died. new this half hour the vicious coyote attack in the middle of a major american city. plus the frightening video, a toddler seen walking on a narrow ledge four stories up. and the flashy girl from flushing. ♪ working in a bridal shop in flushing, queen ♪ ♪ what was she to do where is she to do ♪ >> after more than 20 years afte"the nanny" went off the
air, knocking fran drescher out on her fanny -- ♪ that's how she became the nanny ♪ now she's headed to broadway. it's thursday, january 9th, 2020. she had style, she had flair -- >> she was there, that's how she became your coanchor. thank you for joining us on this thursday morning -- >> everyone loves "the nanny." >> yeah. >> fran drescher, amazing. >> that voice, that accent. we're really excited to sing that song for you again later this half hour. we do begin with the crisis with iran appearing to de-escalate. >> president trump now says iran appears to be standing down following the strike that resulted in no casualties. >> the president also announced new sanctions on iran while saying the u.s. is ready to
embrace peace. >> and today the house is set to vote on a resolution that would limit the president's war-making powers against iran. abc's rachel scott has more from washington. >> reporter: just hours after a counterattack by iran, president trump insisted the regime is backing off. >> iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world. >> reporter: the president, who just days before warned the u.s. would strike fast and hard in response to retaliatory attack, made no mention of a military response in his address to the nation. instead announcing tougher sanctions on the country. >> the fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we have to use it. >> reporter: iran taking revenge for the death of its top commander, qassem soleimani. firing roughly two dozen missiles at two dozen bases where american troops are stationed. new images capturing the chaos. the president defending his order saying soleimani was planning new attacks on american
targets. but the white house has not released any evidence he presented an imminent threat. behind closed doors the president's national security team gave a classified briefing to congress. democrats leaving unsatisfied. >> as the questions began to get tough, they walked out. >> reporter: and then there was this criticism coming from a member of the president's own party. >> probably the worst briefing i've seen, at least on a military issue, in the nine years i've served in the united states senate. one of the messages we received from the briefers was, do not debate, do not discuss, the issue of the appropriateness of further military intervention against iran. and that if you do, you'll be emboldening iran. >> reporter: in the aftermath the house is scheduled to vote on a resolution to limit president trump's actions against iran. democrats are continuing to slam the president for not notifying congress before moving forward with military action. janai, kenneth? >> rachel scott there in washington, thank you. president trump is also
calling on iran and other countries to negotiate a new nuclear deal after he abandoned the old one. >> abc's martha raddatz has the latest from tehran, where tensions have eased but officials are making it clear they're not ready to come to the table any time soon. >> reporter: the threat of all-out war here certainly seems over for now. the foreign minister tweeting that iran has concluded proportional measures with its retaliatory strike, adding that iran does not seek escalation or war. but they are a long way off from any sort of negotiation, as president trump has suggested. they simply don't trust him, they don't trust mike pompeo, they believe he is insulting. there's still fiery rhetoric coming from officials here. in a live tv address iran's supreme leader calling the iranian missile strike a slap in the face delivered to america and calling for all u.s. troops to get out of the mideast. i'm martha raddatz in tehran.
>> our thanks to martha there. u.s. intelligence officials say they have no immediate evidence that the ukrainian jet that crashed and killed 176 people in iran was shot down. >> iranian officials deny that suggestion, and they say the crew did not call air traffic controllers about any problems. investigators also say they have recovered the flight data recorders, but so far they're refusing to share that information. republicans are trying to turn up the pressure on house speaker nancy pelosi to submit the articles of impeachment to the senate. senator lindsey graham told fox news the impeachment trial will begin next week. but pelosi is still demanding that senate majority leader mitch mcconnell reveal what the trial would look like. mcconnell insists he's not going to haggle with the house. he met with president trump yesterday, and sources say they continued to discuss plans for a quick impeachment trial with no witnesses. a 5-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was attacked by a coyote in an upscale chicago neighborhood. the coyote took off running in lincoln park and is still on the loose. paramedics say the boy suffered several cuts to his face and
head. police say it's extremely rare for coyotes to approach or bite people, but they're warning residents to be alert. turning now to the weather, a series of storms are slamming the pacific northwest and northern california overnight, then they'll head across the country and also dip into southern california. by friday flooding is likely in the midwest and southern plains. the northeast will be dry but brutally cold this morning and the gusty winds will make it feel like single digits or the teens. one more skier is reported missing after an avalanche tuesday at a ski resort in idaho. they'll try again after the sun comes up. two other skiers died in the avalanche tuesday, but five were rescued from the heavy, wet snow. one of them says he was able to carve out an air hole, only to have it buried by a second avalanche. he then lost consciousness until he was found and dug out. he says he'll be eternally grateful to the rescuers who did
not give up. another major retailer is shutting down stores. macy's will close 28 macy's locations and one bloomingdale's in south florida. it operates nearly 900 stores. most of the macy's stores that will close are in the eastern half of the country. for the second year in a row the oscars are going without a host. >> last year marks the first time in its history that the event went on without an emcee. comedian kevin hart was supposed to do it, he backed away after homophobic tweets from a decade ago came to light. >> one thing we may see during the february 9th broadcast, joaquin phoenix's tuxedo. he vowed to wear the same tux he wore to the golden globes to every event this award season in an effort to cut down on waste. he most likely will travel commercial, because i remember during his acceptance speech he said, stop taking those private jets so much. >> yeah, i'm not mad at it. that show's broadcast on abc where you can see kenneth moton wear the same suit day after day
after day after day, also that brown tie. you like to wear that. >> i do like the brown tie. >> it's a nice brown tie. >> insomniacs like the brown tie as well. >> it's a brown tie kind of day. >> you're the one who has to wear different things because people will come for you. >> they really will. >> you've worn some really nice things and we only get to see them once. >> that's true. >> some of the hideous things we see -- i'm sorry, just kidding. everything you wear is great. >> so nasty, so rude. >> that smock thing you've got on -- i'm just kidding. >> oh my gosh. this is a nice, fancy blouse. you're talking about a smock? >> that's coming from the producer of ours. >> this smock thing? you are awful. >> y'all -- >> come for him. >> she came for me first, she started it. >> he called it a smock, though. i'm not going to get over that. okay.
>> okay. coming up, who won night two of "jeopardy!"? >> i know who won this morning. first the california teenager lost in the snowy mountains of utah. what he says helped keep him alive. plus the toddler who's lucky to be alive after wandering along a ledge four stories up. g a ledge four stories up. be alive after wandering along a ledge four stories up. about the colonial penn program. here to tell you if you're age 50 to 85, and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget, remember the three p's.
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this is absolutely heart-stopping video of a toddler on a fourth-floor ledge. we use words like heart-stopping, but this one really is. this was in spain and a tourist saw this happening, got video, while her father ran to alert building security. that little girl, you saw her walk from a window to a balcony, then turned around there and run back, she stumbles just before she gets to the window. her mother was reportedly taking a shower while this happened. glad she's okay. also overseas, the new south wales government in australia is pledging another $1 billion to fight the country's devastating
wildfires. >> that's in addition to $2.5 billion earmarked as firefighters race to save not only human lives and homes but australia's cherished wildlife. abc's ginger zee is there. >> reporter: as firefighters in australia battle flames that have scorched 15 million acres, an ecological emergency is unfolding. that terrifying estimate that more than 1 billion animals have now been lost. australia's wild animals desperate for water. now volunteers are stepping up any way they can. >> you can tell she's very stressed. >> reporter: an ecologist treating these baby wallabies in her home. these teams filling their truck with koalas they found where their family's home once stood. veterinarians from the australian army treating many of them at this wildlife hospital. >> what we're finding is there's often these isolated populations. if a fire doesn't move through that, instead of taking a few from a large gene pool, it unfortunately can take out entire populations.
>> reporter: we have seen plenty of surviving animals inside these burnt-out woods. but here's the problem, there are plenty of places that have not yet burnt. so the people that live there, the animals that are surviving are going to be susceptible when the conditions deteriorate again on friday. ginger zee, abc news, australia. >> our thanks to ginger. a california teenager is speaking out about his 30-hour ordeal lost in the snowy mountains of utah. >> nico stacy alcantara was on a day-long hike outside salt lake city. high winds and snow turned into a fight for his life. the 17-year-old made a snow cave for protection. he says writing letters to loved ones helped keep him alive. >> i pray you guys find happiness after i'm gone. just that -- you know, i love you guys, you guys never did anything wrong, don't blame this on yourself, this was a dumb mistake in the first place. >> holy cow. nico is recovering from
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♪ skinny just gimme the skinny let's get right to the developing "skinny" news starting with the news out of london that sent shock waves all the way to hollywood. >> buckingham palace this morning is reportedly still trying to sort out the bombshell announcement from prince harry and duchess meghan, who yesterday went public with their intention of stepping away from their royal duties and moving at least part-time to north america. >> those blue check marks have been abuzz all over social media as celebrities weigh in with their reaction. comedian amy schumer shared this image on ig of her and her husband saying, chris and i are formally stepping down from royal duties, we appreciate your support.
>> and chris witherspoon tweeted dear senior producers for "the crown," can we skip ahead a few decades and focus on harry and meghan? >> if they need a director, i volunteer. >> we back that up. next, days after releasing his new solo single in more than four years, justin bieber is making another shocking announcement. >> he says that he's been diagnosed with lyme disease and had a, quote, serious case of chronic mono which affected my skin, brain function, energy, and overall health. fans and celebs sent in their support, including chance the rapper who wrote, god is the greatest, no cap. >> you know what no cap means? it means like no lie or something. i had to urban dictionary it. >> oh, i'm schooled this morning. >> i don't really know the origins or how cap equals no lie, but it does.
that's funny, sofia the intern, you knew? >> what does it mean, sofia? >> you keep us young. >> you know the origin of it, sophia? >> no. >> she says no. >> oh, you kids keep me young. all right, next to the big news from the woman behind one of the most iconic shows of the '90s. hit it, pete! ♪ she was working in a bridal shop in flushing, queens ♪ ♪ till her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes ♪ ♪ what was she to do where was she to go ♪ ♪ she's out on her fanny she had style she had flair she was there ♪ ♪ so she became the nanny >> why didn't you say anything? >> well, i -- i didn't notice. >> you know, i'm beginning to wonder about you too. oh, oh, i can't get it on. help me, help me. >> we'll get it on. >> 21 years after "the nanny"
went off the air the show's creator and star fran drescher is developing "the nanny" for broadway. >> so the cast has not yet been decided but drescher will not be reprising her role. the show hasn't yet announced a production schedule. loved that show. >> so i guess now we're going to get tickets to it, like free tickets, right? >> fran, that was impressive, wasn't it? >> can we hear the fran laugh? go ahead, do it. >> um -- i don't know that i can do it. i can't do the laugh. >> i just know -- i don't want to be offensive. >> no, go ahead. >> me? not wanting to be offensive? >> yeah. >> wasn't it like, oh, cici! >> no, that was more dolphin than that was nanny laugh. >> i think that was it, guys, right? >> no, nope. >> i think that was it. we love "the nanny." >> we certainly do.
abc has announced it is bringing back some iconic shows of its own. >> first up, leslie jones will host a reboot of "supermarket sweep," the hit game show that debuted on the network in the '60s. jones will begin filming ten episodes this spring. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" will celebrate with a reboot of its own. jimmy kimmel will host the show with celebrity contestants playing for charity, while viewers at home can play along on an app. >> an '80s staple, "30 something" is coming back to abc. rather than a reboot, this will be a sequel series which will focus on the original characters' children, who are now themselves in their 30s. >> and a major life announcement from michael b. jordan, but don't worry, ladies, he's still on the market. >> the "black panther" has moved out of his parents' house. the 32-year-old tells ellen he only moved about 20 minutes away so he can make it home for sunday dinner with no problem. >> last year his mom was his
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>> reporter: night two of "jeopardy!'s" greatest of all time tournament and everyone is all in. >> that works. >> reporter: some funny moments for sure, but make no mistake, "jeopardy!" james wasn't joking around when it came to evening the score with night number one champ ken. >> i hate fun. >> you hate fun? come on now. >> what's the fun in a no-stakes game? >> reporter: james' strategy, maintain control of the game and switch between categories to find those daily doubles, bringing the heat during the game and on twitter. photo of two "jeopardy!" goats that outscored brad rutter in the second half. >> you finished in the red, which means you couldn't participate in final jeopardy. >> reporter: the competition between "jeopardy!" james and "jeopardy!" jennings more dramatic than ever. >> what is i'm walking here?
>> yeah, you've got it. >> much better than i would ve done. >> i think i broke my buzzer. >> reporter: but which champ took the match? >> answer, the daily double. >> $13,600, please. >> reporter: mr. all in, "jeopardy!" james holzhauer. who even had time to critique ken's doodles in final jeopardy. >> pointing the wrong way. >> you get nothing extra for the artwork. >> the tournament continues tonight and could end as early as friday if ken or james sweeps the rest of the week. it could also last all the way until january 16th if all three players win two matches apiece. i'm rooting r brad, come on. >> yesterday rutter is -- he needs a better rudder on him. isn't that what it is, a rudder? boat rudder? >> i have to say, he's the underdog. >> the match between "jeopardy!" james and "jeopardy!" jennings, that's the one i'm here for. i was nervous last night watching. but again -- ♪ here comes "jeopardy!" james here comes "jeopardy!" james ♪ >> we don't want to hear it! ♪ he's gonna win this thing here comes "jeopardy!" james ♪ it! ♪ he's gonna win this thing here comes "jeopardy!" james ♪
my name is eddie metcalf. i enjoworking in my yard and you know, i can't. i can't do that any more,'cuz i'm missing most of my lung. they did a cat scan of my kidneys, no more kidney stones. that's the good news. "but, we found a spot on your lung." that frankly scared the "hell" out of me. i hadn't smoked in 22 years. how could this happen to me? he said, "well, you know about radon gas?" we'll... you know, i heard about it. he said, "well, the second leading cause of cancer" "in america is radon, 22,000 people a year die from this." i literally left the doctor's office, got a test kit, put it in my house, and our result was 39.8. the upper limit is 4. we got to get this fixed. that was on a monday, and on wednesday, our mitigation system was up and running. well, i think everybody should have their house tested. we'd never know. we'd still be living there. i could get another tumor from it. right now, it's changing my life.
while i was on a combat patrol my c in baqubah, iraq,nned out. a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. when i came home, i felt alone. my family was around me, but i couldn't talk to them about what i'd seen and what i'd done. i remember just thinking, man, the way i am right now, i don't want to live. i was discharged from the army, and i've been working with the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors don't have to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of guys that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around what did happen over there. just because you've left the military doesn't mean your life is over, because when these guys are coming home, i'm kind of leading and training them, instead of for combat, i'm leading and training them to heal. and if i come away with anything from the wounded warrior project, it's them giving my life back. my name is norbie, and yes, i do suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but i'm okay.
have a great day. making news in america this morning, missile strike fallout. u.s. officials now revealing iran's attack was designed to kill american troops. but in washington, outrage from members of president trump's own party. briefed on the conflict. >> i find this insulting and demeaning. >> both set today on whether to limit the war powers for the president. the increase of iranian cyberattacks targeting the u.s. new clues over what brought down that boeing 737 killing all 176 people on board. what the crew did just before the crash and the image raising questions. was the plane shot down? new this mo
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