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no one has broken the "star wars" embargo. there are now doubts about what brought down that russian jetliner in egypt in october. the united states, britain and russian all said they found evidence of a bomb aboard the plane. an affiliate of isis y might remember claimed responsibility but investigators now say they have found no evidence of terrorism. egypt's tousm industry has suffered since the incident. members of kosovo's parliament were tear gassed during a session by opposition members. it's the sixth time in the past two months. the protesters oppose any deals with neighboring serbia and montenegro. kosovo was once part of serbia and the eopean union is trying to get them to resolve our differenences. >> bowe bergdahlill be court-martrtial court-martialed. he will be charged with desertion desertion. he could get life in prison if convicted. an officer had recommended he
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he spent five years as a taliban captive after leaving his unit. >> pete rose has been banned from baseball for gambling since 1989 and plornlg league baseball says that is not going to change. rose had applied for reinstatement to major league baseball's commissioner but that application has been rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence abou rose's betting on games when he plalayed for the cincinnati reds. hollywood boulevard was locked down tighter than the death star last nightor tinseltown's biggest premiere in recent memory. it was an amazing site. check out the storm troopers on the red carpet stretched for half a mile and theost elite of celebrities last night at the premiere of star wars was shown to vip crowds in three separate theaters including the chinese theater where the original "star wars" played 38 years ago. >> i'm really excited to get this movie out there for the audience and see h how they feel about it.
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will open l later this week. more than 4,000 screens from coast to coast. an update here at abc news, our alarms have been going off here. we thought it was a fire alarm. we thought actually it was in fact somebody. >> breaking the embargo. we've been monitoring because they've all seen the film. >> we should say it's a false alarm, for the fire alarm and for "star wars." >> the posost premiere excitement is very much alive this morning in hollywood. good morning to you. why is this movie so anticipated and have you gotten any detailsls about the film? >> reporter: i know you guys are dying for spoiler alerts. no fan will give them to me. a few reasonshy it is highly anticipated. since the last "star wars" film about a decade. in addition the return of characters from the original trilogy. fans were excited about this,
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prprincess la who is a general in this film. some analysts predictions believe this will be the highest grossing film ever. now, t break the record of a film held now, this film would haveve to d $2.679 billion. we'll top that. "avatar." highest growthsing star wars film so far has been phantom menace which brought in just over a billion dollars. >> i saw footage the other day of fans leaving the phantom menace. we know the fans didn't like the film. asking fans on night, we need to wait. >> lauren asked them to give superiors. everybody left her. therere's nobo behind her. >> yeah. >> hard-core. >> yeah. >> lauren, thank you so much. >> that's true. we'll speak to you again later. but they're just joyous and thrilling occasions things like this. >> exciting. > we're both going to see the
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>> coming up in "the skinny," the hollywood "a" lister who dressed as yoda for the premiere. >> also ahead, bill cosby fighting back taking legal action against his accusers. what attorneys on both sides of the scandal are saying. and later the best gifts for music lovers on your list from ear buds to headphones. expert advice for shoppers. you're wching "world news now." seriouy? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i i'll swinby in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. (politely) wait, wait, wait! you can't put it in like that, you have to rinse it first. that's baked-on alfredo. baked-on? it's never gonna work.
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to register. if you get one for christmas, you have to register right away.. bill cosby striking back against some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. >> he has filed a defamation lawsuit. abc'c's linseyavis has this update. >> reporter: bill cosby turning the tables, saying he's the victim and filing a lawsuit against some of the accusers. >> we are taking steps in order to right a wrong. and the burden of proof is supposed to be on the people who are making the accusation, that the media hasn't required these accusers to o have to . >> reporter: the lawsuit, filed in federal court in massachusetts, is countersuing seven of the more than 50 women who have come forward, accusing cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape. these seven have all sued him for defamation, after he accused them of lying about the allegations. cosby's attorney accuses these particular victims of malicious, opportistic, falsese and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct against him for their own financial gain.
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seven women. >> my seven clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one of them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> reporter: cosby's legal action to salvage what he can of his legacy comes the same day boston university announced it's taking away his honorary degree. one of more than a dozen institutions to do so in the past year. the 78-year-old has long denied all the allegations. according to his attorney, cosby is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, to the maximum extent of the law. lins davis, abc news, new york. coming up, t the actor who stole the show at the "star wars" red carpet. >> he's not even in the new movie. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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has foggen the narrative of "star wars" because in the last one, return of the jedi not the last one to be made, but in the last one in the narrive, yoda dies. >> iaven't seen that one yet. >> that film came out 30 years ago. u've had time. >> maybe i'll netflix it this weekend. >> you've had time all your li. i'm just saying yoda has tied. it's disrespectful to his family. this came out today. this is really interesting. you're going to like this. this is about the cebrities who when you put them on the front of the magazines sell the most magazines. >> add week released the sales figures for popular magazines that fture famous an faces. we're learning which covers sold the best stories of the year. "people" magazine here. >> so the august 3rd issue featuring blake shelton and miraranda lambert "shocking split"
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this even topped ben affleck and jennifer garner's divorce. >> there's the worst. >> apparently pope francis only sold 450,000 off newstands. come on, the pope? we -- >> people took to the streets to see him. i don't think he's too concerned with people buying him on "people" magazine. this cover did the best for "vanity fair" this year. caitlyn jenner sold 400,000. they average about 160,000 "vanity fair," it jumped to 400,000. it won auge award for best magazine cover of the year. it wassensational. >> and this kind of hurts me to say because i love this gal. sarah jessica parker appently sales not doing well bringing below average numbers for this cosmo cover and also for harper's bazaar. i think she's a fantastic person. >> jennifer aniston doing well.
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well. caitlyn does well. >> the pope not doing well? >> i guess if you are a devout catholic. >> he's still a rock star if you're not catholic. serena williams earning another honor. "sports illustrated" sports person of the year >> another magazine cover claiming the rightful thronone in na photo because of the astonishing year she's had. i interviewed her father, richard, at length once. >> really. >> and you know for serena and venus, before they were born, he wrote down on a piece of paper that he would make both of them the tennis champions of the world. >> wow. >> if you think about that, that's -- he didn't know they were going to be good at tennis. his family doesn't play tennis. isn't that the most intrigug thing? >> we ha sad news for the current longest-running productioning in las vegas jubilee ending their 34 year
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go long . whoa, listen to the music >> like that? >> it's that tune. >> you like that. >> i love it. now for many of us who do listen to music all of the time, headphones are an essential part of the listening experience. >> and how you're listening just as important as what you're listening to. for the best deals on this hot tech gift, here's abc's becky worley. >> reporter: headphones, predicted to be the most popular tech gift given this season. so to find the best we turned to brian tom, tech editor at c-net. teens and 207b somethings, what do they want. >> the priority is design and then bass. a lot of younger kids love that boomining deep snd and the style of itit. thiss the beats solo two. this is wireless.
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this clean design we have here. that's going to be really popular. yocan go b big and largege and just you don't care what anyone else thinks. these are the monster 24 ks. ld, bling-bling. all gold everything. >> is there a budget model. >> these are the audio techn ca. my favorite best budget overall. great headphones. >> i see on ear and over which is better? >> a lot of times it comes dow to how it feels. some people don't like cupping your ear off. you typically get better sound. on ear rests on your ear little little pillows. >> if you're buying headphones for someone who commutes or a road an warrior, it'sbout noise canceling. >> the bose comfort 25s are noise canceling headsets. it here's the outside noise around you and sends reverse frequency and creates a chamber inside like your own isolated room. >> reporter: finally let's talk
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can you get a good pair on a budget. >> there are some around the 150, $200 price point. that 40 to $50 sweet spot, you'll get everything that you need. becky, thank you for that. reena, tonight is the "star wars" premiere. >> we're going to go to it, right? >> yeah, but the l.a. one is tonight. the last time a star wars fil came out in london, i hosted that premiere. there were two cinemas next to each other, one full of celebrities and one for fans. i walked george lucas and the reaction, it reminded me i was in grant park when obama was voted for president. i know this is crazy, but that emotional reaction. >> you're comparing obama to the "star wars." >> what's it means to the fans. >> okay. got some jedi action. mind tricks or that star ek? >> announcer: this is abc's
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informing insomniacs for two good rning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm richard bacon. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." >> homeland security says it will increase scrutiny of social media sites when looking at visa applications. ththe femal shooter in the san bernardino rampage had posted extensively about her support for jihad. but officials never saw the messages full details ahead. bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his unit florida afghanistan. he spent the next five y years as a taliban captive. he faces life in prison if convicted. police in oklahoma say an angry customer was behind the wheel of this truck. look at this, it's remarkable, as it plowed into the lobby of a comfort inn. two people barely escaped injury.
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and the stars out in force for hollywood's biggest movie premiere in recent memory. the big question this morning, who among last night's attendees will be the first to spoil one of would's most tightly guarded secrets. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so we begin with the latest on the investigation into the san bernardino terror attack. the search of a lake not that far from the crime scene has apparently turned up new evidence. >> divers were believed to be looking for a discarded hard computer. case is prompting a change in the way homeland security reviews visa applications. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: when tashfeen malik came to the united states for the first time last year, she had already sent extensive messages online that she wanted to wage violent jihad. but none of that was known to
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>> during that time period, immigration officials were not allowed to use or view social media as a parart of thecreening process. >> reporter: former homeland security official john cohen, now an abc news consultant, says there was a secret policy that prevented officials from screening the social media posts of visa applicants, fearing bad public relations for the obama administration. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly, and there were concerns it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: malik, who had become radicalized after college, had three interviews, showedictures of a an engagent party in saudi arabia, and her visa was approved in three weeks, arocess the state department admitted fail add. >> you know, obviously, things went wrong. >> reporter: now, in the wake of the worst terror attack since 9/11, fefederal agts are
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husband, syed farook. a history that shows even before they met, they were on the road to jihad, something authorities could have known, but did not, as she was welcomed to america. the white house has now ordered a top to bottom revieiew othe visa application screening process including that policy that prevented officials from looking at the social media of those wishing to come to this country, a policy that was secret until now. brian ross, abc news,ew york. briananross, thank you. now the race for president. starting with donald trump's doctor's note. in a one-page release, it's pretty extraordinary, his long-time ysician says trump's physical strenength and stamina are themselves extraordidinary and he claims if trump wins the white house, he will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. trump and eight other republicans willace off tonight florida their last debate of the year. the republican front-runner will
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senator ted cruz and ben carson. a new nional poll has trump leading with 41%. but another poll from iowa as you can see there has trump and cruz in a virtual tie. >> if this was a reality show, i would have the republican candidates run with george w. bush. he apparently could do a mile in 12 minutes. which is pretty good. >> right? >> so i think that would help determine who is the healthiest, who could keep up into it's a little bit north korea, that note. dear leader played golf today and scored 12 hole in ones. >> oh, boy. baltltimore i bracing for the verdict in the freddie gray case. jury deliberating in the first trial of a police officer accuse in his death. activist groroups are warning they will protest if william porter is acquitted. they resent the added securit added ahead of the verdict. there were riots in april after gray died after a ride florida a police van. residents of newtown,
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service last night to mark the third anniversary of the sandy hook school shootings. the nanls of all victims were read. 20 first graders and six staffers were killed that day. >> bill cosby is fighting back against seven of the more than 50 wom who have an accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against them claiming he sufferederious harm because of their groundless accusations. the women's lawyer says cosby's legal action is simple retaliation. >> the records have been fwauling here in the east behind the warm temperatures though. there have been wd and damaging storms. gio benitez reports on all the stunning differences that a year can make. >> reporter: a new storm pummeling the west. downing power lines in salt lake city. stranding drivers in washington state. high winds snapping trees in the bay area. >> she literally saw this tree just come downwn and sheust
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>> reporter: a kansas white out blanding drirs and in texas, four confirmed tornadoes. you can see from the air, the path of destruction. at least 50 homes damaged. >> it sounded like the roof lifted off the house. >> reporter: straightline winds doing damage, too. meanwhile, the east still waiting for winter. this was the scene in buffalo last year. the temperure right now, it feels like 1 degree. and behind me, that is a car, completely buried in snow. and take a look at this spot right now. no snow. high of 71 degrees. since the month began more than 1,000 high temperature records tied or broken across the country. and here at this ice rink, hundreds of people were expected op their skates but just take a look. it looks more like a swimming pool. no skating here. gio benitez, buffalo. >> more proof of our weird december weather. it is chilly in california and
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>> surfers here are riding the waives along lake superior's north shore in duluth. the water temperature is in the 30s. paul williams explains the warm spell in the eastern part of the country is short lived. say it ain't . >> thanks, ririchard. reena. we've had the luck of the irish be so far. beautiful weaer for tuesday. storm departs, get out of way. we'll enjoy some kind of sunshine. as we go into thursday though, the worm turns. jet stream ushers in a low pressure throughout the evening time. that local will sweep towards maine bringing rain and drizzle. slowing down travel and then mild. here comes the part where i might not be your favorite guy. i have to tell you the truth anyway. as we go fwrid into saturday, the coldest air of the month will arrive. we're looking for temperaratures to stay below the norm f for thi time of year. we'll start talking about that four letter word in the northeast. snow with lake effect connected to it.
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>> boo, snow. >> thanks a lot. punishment is being handed out florida connection with an incident of violence during a high school football game. in september, two players from a team in texas espurposefully took down a referee. there you cann see it. they said they did it at the direction of assistant coach. now that former coach has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 1 months probation. he'slso been fin and must do community service. charges against the players are pending. pete rose has been banned from b baseball for gambling since 1989. major league baseball says that's not going to change. he had applied for reinstatement to the commissioner. that application was rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence about his betting on games when he played for the cincinnatati reds. the giants are still in the thick of it for the nfl playoff race following a win on monday night football. >> new york was down in miami
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incredible touchdown caught by o'dell beckham junior. they checked the tap to see that he had both feet inbounds. that tied the game at 24. >> the in e fourth quarter, it was beckham again wide open, horning in the pass and taking it to the end zone. that was the winner. giants take it, 31-24. >> look at him, catching it like beckham, huh? >> good. >> you like that? >> i liked a lot. >> tying in two different types of football. impressive, huh? tieing in -- btish and american sports. >> youike that? >> it's like hands across the atlantic. >> coming up, folks, we're taking you back to 1999 for last "star wars" premiere. boy,ow times have changed. >>lso ahead, could your smartphone habits have an impact on your physical and mental health? medical experts are dialing in. and ler -- >> i'm tim laird, america's ief entertaining officer.
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first checking with hair doctors. >> that's aardy lem ma to be in. now to a warning for everyone who uses a smartphone. there's a thing called text neck. appantly it's ruining our posture. >> some researchers say it could be affecting our mental health, as well. as dr. jennifer ashton explains. >> reporter: we live in a tech driven world but is technology drive us to damage our bodies, even our minds? physical therapist steve is. >> kenny:ing the term i hunch, the posture we get whether he bending over a smarhone. what happens when the weight of your head is bent at a 60 degree angle over your gadget? according to august, the stress on a person's neck increases to 60 pounds. that can cause pain. >> back and neck problems have proliferated in the last deny years. the big driver is the use of laptops, tablets and smartphones. >> reporter: that's the physical part. now researchers are trying to
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between that i hunch and mental health. amey cutty author of "presence" examining this issue in a "new york times" article citing small studies that suggest that slouchy posture may be linked to depression and low self esteem. whe none of the studies have shown conclusive evidence that it affects your psychology, many professionals say sittingp straight is always a good idea. >> good posture affects everything from your confidence level, from your assertiveness level. feeling good about yourself. >> reporter: dr. jennifer ashton, abc news, new york. >> that is true. that is true about posture. i think about it a lot when i'm doing this program. i've had tweets from people saying up straight. >> i never had a tweet like that. >> if you overlook at the screen, this is overexposure to bly violet light, some opticians think that can lead toacular degeneration.
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the moment that you speak i wanna go place... it really is the best time of year f entertaining and your holiday guests are in for a treat. america's chief entertainment officer and cookbook author tim
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his drinks always have an extra kick and his foods always festive. >> good morning. i'm cited. we have some fun tips for easy holiday entertaining. > we love it. >> i want to start out with my mistletoe martini. great cocktail. light, refleshing in a shaker with ice. start with an ounce of inlandyia tangerine voa. to that three ounces of cranberry juice. that goes in. then a good squeeze of lime. the citrus really needs to be in there. give that a good squeeze. now we're going to shake this up. i've prepared my martini glasses ahead of tim by rimming with lime and dipping it in a plate of sugar. you have the sugar rimmed glass. decorating your glass for the holidays, too. >> they look beautiful, froste >> it's fun. then i strain this out into our prepared glass. and finally, the last thing i'm going to do with this one is top
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corbell champagne which gives it a nice little sparkling note. you can use a lime garnish or you can use a rosemary spear with crberries. that goes in, boom.m. >> that's creative. >> for a cholesterol-free version, i have a little bit of tangerine instead of the fin landyia tangerine. cranberry juice, squeeze of lime and sparkling water. cheers, happy hodays. howid we do? all righght? >> amazing. that's really good. > w, that is great. this one's kicked up. >> a little envious you got t kicked up one. >> you have to go back to work. i get to play. >> fair enough, that makes sense. >> here's a great idea. this is a fun appetizer especially around the holiday times because it makes a lot. fairly inexpensive. in my bowl, eight ounces of softened cream cheese. >> okay. >> to that i'm going to add about a pound and a half of fresh crab or even i like to use this imitation crab.
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give that a little stir. to that, i'm going to add a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce. that goes in. >> that's all you snead. >> seasoned salt. >> that's it. >> just a little pinch of that. mix that up really well and i'll show you the finished version. >> beautiful. >> i mix that, put it into a dome and pour over the top cocktail sauce topped with capers. there it is. holiday crab and crackers. serve it with little butter crackers. people love that. and finally, here's a dessert item. this is a great idea because during holidays there's always leftover pie. so i'm'm going to make a wild berry milkshake out of leftover pie. this is a wild berry pie. a quarter of that. to that, this is half and half. about 4 to 6 ounces. that goes in all the way. then a couple cubes of ice. just that easy. three ingredients. like i said, we have cherry pie, berry pie, pumpkin pie, whatever
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our graphics team did a great job. awesome, bravo. the force has awakens at least tinseltown for now. >> last night's world premiere of "star war the force awakens" featured storm raideders invading a half mile long red carpet. >> the glitterat were the regular fans camped out for days. we haven't seen lines like this since phantom menace opened. here's how brian rooney covered it for "world news now" 16 years. >> they do their physics homework dreaming of things they could never calculate.
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computers wondering about technology they want imagine. and they read magazines about characters they've never encounred. these "star wars" fans have camped on hollywood boulevard since april 7th to buy the first tickets to the next installment. and the movie doesn't open till may 19th. "star wars" is a life obsession. >> watching each movie about 0 times maybe. >> being the first to see the next "star wars" movie would be someththing t tell the grand children. they pass the time staying in touch by telephone with friends and family. >> you wonder about your son waiting in line to see "star wars"? youonder about your son about a lot of things. like the hand prints at the chinese theater, they've become another curiosity on hollywood boulevard. theye also a curiosity on the internet. dial in and see what they're doing like being interviewed about being first in line.
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this movie won't be worth the wait?? >>his is the movie that steven spieielberg dcribed as an instant classic. i don't think there's going to be any possibility is going to suck. >> by now they've got too much investedn it not to like the movie. brian rooney, abc news, hollywood. >> i'm aaid his prediction did not hold true. whether he said it's a thing to tell their grandkids about, i imagine w when they tell their grandkids, they will have said tell me you didn't queue up for the phantom menace. >> get in line. >> seriously. >> some of the hollywood cebs have waited. shonda rhimes tweeting holy crap, the force akens so good in the best old school way. >> is that technically a breach of the embargo? >> no, no. shonda wouldn't do that. >> that's it for their half.
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facebook, wnnfans.com. this morning on "world news now," tonight's political showdown. >> the republicans take the debate stage tonight in las vegas for the final time this year as a new national poll shows donald trump's biggest lead yet. plus, is trump fit enough to serve? his doctor weighs in. social media investigation. the disturbing messages posted by a california terrorist. responsible for that deadly rampage in san bernardino. why was she allowed into the country? >> terror truck. how did a texas plumber's pickup truck wind up in the hands of militants in syria? the trade. the new lawsuits and a search for an plains. and world premiere. all the anticipation, all the buzz after the biggest stars in hollywood got to see the "star
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we're there live on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> doingng that music. >> don't chew your pen. >> does david muir do that? >> "world news now" night? never. >> robin roberts, george stephanopoulos, never see them. >> hello. the "star wars" number going to be part of the show because the fans and the celebebrities are watching it right now. ere's been this huge embargo. it ends fairly soon. we're going to monitor who has broken the embargo. >> what did yocall it? in our meetingou h a name. >> it's our feature. a semi regular feature just for tonight called who has broken the embargo. someone is bound to do it. it'sstar wars." >> oh, y kno who might not be? maybe the republicans because they've got a big night tonigh >> they have. >> not just "star wars."
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not just l.a. >> no, but i think this competes with "star wars" for the title of the best show in town. tonight's debate, if not best show in the world -- with a fascinating new poll showing trump at 41%, his high left level of support and widest lead of any poll so far. the caucus state of ia, rumph is now in a virtual dead heat with senator ted cruz. your voice, your vote. ansah celia vega is in l vegas ahead of tonight's republican debate. >> reporter: after vowing to release his full medical report, republican donald trump instead offered up just this short note from his doctor, saying trump's physical strength and stamina are extraordinary." and in true trump fashion, the doctor declaring that, "if elected, mr. trump, i can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." and now, the stage is set for a
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showdown. trump's front-runner standing ow facing a very real threat from the texas senator, who at a privatfundraiser recently questioned the reality star's judgment. trump now on t the attac >> the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like a, you know, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you can't walk into thsenate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along witheople. >> reporter: cruz's response? tweeting that famous scene in "flashdance" -- she's a maniac maniac >> reporter: but not hitting trump back. cruz h spentnt months zying up to the billionaire. >> look, it's not complicated. number one, i like donald. but number two, everywhere donald goes, he brings a hundred tetelevisionameras with him. >> r reporter:ruz hoping to eventually inherit trump's supporters.
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leading the pack has some republicans worried and donald trump will be center stage because of his front-runner status. because of those polls, ted cruz will be right there next to him. they are friends, men vying for the same republican primary voters this entire campaign. but for this deba, the gloves may very well come off. cecilia vega, abc news, las vegas. >> you do have t that sen of, oh, sorry. >> we want to remind everyone to stay with abc news for the coverage tonight and tomorrow morning. our deputy polital director will be here with analysis. you were saying? >> i can't wait. and i think you get the sense people are slightly board of ted cruz being nice to donald trump. >> they want to see them inn action. >> i had a good phrase earlier on the television where someone with said if it whittles down to just ted cruz and donald trump, they'll be like two scorpions in a box. >> t scorpions in a box. >> more of that tomorrow and more later tonight, as well. the stars were out in force and
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for one of the biggest premieres in recent memory. >> of course we're talking about wars: the force awakens." it was so big it spanned three different theaters and right in lauren lyster. lucky gal live in hollywood. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. richard and reena. lightsabers. it's even inspired toasters. according to fans i've talked to as the premier wraps up it inspired them, too. i'm talking about "star wars" and the percent awakens comes 38 years after that first movie debuted. storm troopers, c 3 po and r d 2 close behind and tight security for a who's who have "a" list stars. join boyega starring in the lead role as fin. >> the best part is meeting with the fans. >> plus harrison ford, georgrge lucas and a thumbs up from
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rid carpet for a highly anticipated film people know little about till now. and more. and there was a lot of surprises. >> there was a really big plot bit. i was not eecting that at all. >> i thought it was really, really well done. yeah. >> i'm blown away. it was so good. >> "the force awakens" will open later this week on 4,000 screens across country. back in 1977, at the sta of the franchise, "star wars" opened in less than 50 theaters. no red carpet premiere. theirector george lucas was so sure it would flop, he was getting away from it all, vacationing in hawaii. >> we're home. >> reporter: back then, harrison ford says when he first played the role of hans solo, hee cld not hav imagined the success "star wars" would have now. >> i'm really excited to get had movie out there for the audience and see how had he feel about it. >> reporter: and i'll tell you,
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copied through tonight. we had fans that had been camping out that found out they were going to be able to see the premiere and they got to. also we were told that guests didn't even though which theater they would see the movie in until they arrived here tonight. reena, richard? >> different time zones. l.a. the celebrities, fan are they out, have they seen the movie and have they left now? >> they have seen the movie. you saw reactions from people we spoke to here in my piece. they're partying. there's an after party going o behind me on this red carpet on this portion of hollywood boulevard that's been shutdown fo this huge event. >> if they're rtying, lauren, any indication about the movie's plot? have we learned anything new about it without spoiling it. don't spoil it. >> we can't spoil it. >> you know, ictually tried to get some people to spoil it for me. i just wanted to know wt happened. these fans are so diehard, they
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as you heard one person said there's a he twist they weren't expecting. one of the things that people were exted for was the return of the old characters from the original trilogy. and fans told us they really loved how that came out, that the combination of the newcomers with the old characters was done really well. in addition, peoplple loved the practical effects. things like the droids, as opposed to the computer generated effects in the last trilogy. j.j. abrams tried to get back to the practical effects. people loved itit. >> that' a start. we're going to monitor social media to see if people are break the embargo tonight because they're not meant to. someone is bound to spill, right? >> you know. >> you guys are on a mission for at. >> we are. i want to know if the ewoks are back in or not. i hope they didn't get left out of the movie. >> she doesn't note. >> i heard they're out, if i remember correctly. but don't quote me on that. >> lauren, we will speako you. >> abc's lauauren lyster. >> remember my prediction. she said one of the fans said
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my prediction is luke skywalker ha gone bad. >> i don't want to shake on that. >> we'll find out on twitter later. >> i don't want him to go bad. how about a turn to more serious news. bill cosby fighting back against some of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against 7 of more than 50 women. heays their claimses are driven by hopes of financial gain. their lawyers disagr. >> this is a page from the defense attorney's handbook. my seven clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> cosby's legal action comes the same day boston university announced it's taking away his honorary degree, one of more than a dozen institutionons to do so in the past year. >> a maryland man charged with receiving thousands of dollars
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a terror attack on american sil. mohammed elshinawy was arrested. the fbi first became suspicious of him when he starred getting money orders from egypt. he denies the charges. >> homeland security new focus follows the shooting rampage in san bernardino when tashfeen malik came to the united states for the first time and had already sent extenve messages about jihad. officials were prevented from seeing those because of a secret policy to save the administration embarrassment. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly. and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing >> also part of the investigation that search of the lake nearby turned up no evidence according to law enforcement officials. the fbi has not commented. today is the enrollment deadline for millions of americans signing up for health
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police say a disgrubtalled customer drove his truck through the lobby of this comfort inn in oklahoma. bam, unbelievable. two people jumping out of the way just seconds before the truck crashed through the front doors and then the front desk, the driver was apparently angry over not getting a cash refund. >> amazing. > now he faces several serious charges. >> amazing footage. there'ss a scene like that in the first terminator. ever wonder what happens to your old truck or car when he sell it or trade it in? many are shipped overseas. >> i get it. that proved a nightmare for some texas businesses.
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story. >> reporter: amidst all the gunfire, blood shednd overall chaos in syria right now this truck from a texas city plumber ended up in the center of it. this picture shows the former mark one plumbing truck carrying heavy artillery, a terrorist group tweeted out the picture and ever sincehen the chaos in syria hit home for this family-owned business. >> his secretary was recently called an isis soos [ expletive ] so just not flattering things. but also some were scary. some were people i'm going to come kick your [ expletive ]. you don't want to be an american get out of here and i'll help you go. >> attorney craig elan lanifiedd a lawsuit on behalf mark one plumbing against autonation. it was supposed to remove the company decal before selling it and obviously that didn't happen. >> the son started to take the
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you might scratch the paint. we will do it. >> autonation resold the truck at an auctioning in dlas and someone from turkey bought the truck and had it shipped out of houston. i talked with a spokesman for autonation over the phone. their company is investigating how this happened. >> we immediately sent the vehicle to auction and the understanding was that the markings would come offff vehicle. i'm not sure where the breakdown was between autonation and the auction. >> eland says mark one plumb is has lost business because of the ordeal and the employees are still afraid to come two. ththey hop this lawsuit will help them recover financially and prevent something like this from happppening again. >> thank you very much, indicate lynn reporting from our station in houston. >> steve colbert did a good joke where he said a machine gun being fired off the back of a pickup fruk in the desert could still be texas. coming up in our next half hour, hearing loud and clear.
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>> we have a good friend that happens to be a celebrant. ob shawn. the force wakens will open on over 4,000 screens this week. back in '77, "star wars" opened on just . this one included. an instant hit darth vader was here outside the chinese theater. >> gorge lucas watched the first one from here. this is the place to be. >> reporter: in 1999 for the phantom menace, the line at the chinese tradition was born. >> ihended up meeting my husband in line. >> this is the result? >> this is result. >> nate's been in line over a week already. that "star wars" comes up on the screen, it's a little kid inside he says is this really happening? >> if there's a center of the universe glorious n nerd dom it's right here. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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pantene. strong is beautiful. welcome back. it's time forthe mix"x" where we look at viral stories. we're going to start by talking about "star wars" again. yesterday, wealked about how there have been complaints. this had gone viral of a starbucks polar bear cookie that looked like it had its neck. >> supposed to be a red scarf. >> it looked like it was slit and people complained about it anyway turns out what we meant was the snowman, not the polar bear friends at starbucks were watching. > they weighed in and said guess what, it's been discontinued. there's a reason we couldn't find theolar bears for the show yesterday. it was kiss discontinued in 2010. the snowman is in. by the way, they also have these gingerbread ugly sweater cookies. that's what they call them which
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making amends with our friends at starbucks. these cookies look mm delicious. >> hav one. dig in, please. >> >> come on, why not. >> help yourself. >> i think it's undignified to do it and 0 the telly but i'll do it. >> these are delicious. >> they're good. >> much better than peet's. >> we want to tell you about another story out in chicago i believe. of a shirtless runner. it's so hot in chicago, a station out there found in the rain a man wearing nothing except maybe a little something underneath there. and so they wanted to know why he was doing it. turns out he ends up using this as a way too explain he's single. do you know what? they got quite a few hit on this. 25,000 likes. 3 million views. by the way, the guy reporting, you see him right there? he used to anchor "world news now" with me last summer. that's haety mon bradley. there's a selfie we took right
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now he's out there in the elements. >> okay. >> helping the single men of the world find love. >> in the news meeting when we talked about this particular feature, i thought they meant you co-anchored with a guy who ran without a shirt in chicago which i thought might had provide a challenge to yourur happy family existence. >> to you and next man sitting in the claire. >> yeah, 3 million hits. he remains single. and we have -- this is the ncaa basketball team, their particular type of celebration. they always show off their lebrations. this going viral. they've won six games and lost three. bang, in it goes. then they are -- it's orchestrated. and it's. >> they're doing well. 6-3. they're 6-3. >> this is a pony in the uk in a onesie.
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look at this morning on "world news now," challenging trump. the republicans ready to take the debate stage tonight as donald trump sees his biggest lead yet. theatest showdown just hours away. >> amazing poll. how did the woman responsible for killing 14 people in san bernardino get into the country after her disturbing social media posts? the terror investigation takes a new turn. and new this morning, the "star wars" world premiere. >> first reactioion to theilm is in after last night's big event. and why "the force awakens" is so important to moviemakers. we are live in l.a. >> and later, saluting serena williams and her accomplishments as a tennis champ. the big athletic honor in "the skinny" on this tuesday, dedecember 1h.
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this is "world news now." hello there, good morning. it is tuesday. i'm richard bacon. >> i'm reena ninan. "star wars" "star wars" on the brain, huh. >> we are checking social media throughout the night to see if anybody has broken the embargo. you've not seen anything yet. >> a lot of people saying if you tweet out a spoiler we're going to smash your hoverboard to pieces. l.a. >> that's if it hasn't already ught fire. >> let's begin with the republicans who want to be president. tonight, they will be facing off one final time before e holidays. >> the podiums with the nine candidates will be in use at the venetian hotel. that's in las vegas. front-runner donald trump will be center stage and, of course, flanked by his closest rivals ted cruz and ben carson. it's your voice, your vote. abc looks atat therebate polls. >> reporter: donald trump aiming at a new target, two national
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front-runner status in the race for president is now threatened by texas senor ted cruz. and as usual, trump p isn't holding back. >> you look at the way he's dealt with the senate where he goes in there like a frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you're never going to get things done that way. >> reporter: cruz taking to social media not to respond with an attack but by posting a link to the movie "flash dance" and tweeting "in honor of my friend donald trump and goohearted maniacs everywhere." she's a maniac, maniac the source of the new feud, new poll numbers including this quinnipiac poll showing trump leading in iowa with 28%, cruz in a close second at 27%. in third place, marco rubio at 14%. with cruz on the rise, others are also taking aim. >> the only budget he's ever ted for in his time in the senate is a budget that cut defense spending. >> anybody in any religion. >> reporter: also surging on a much smaller scale new jersey
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the governor has been bumped up to the main stage. and will now appear with the other leading candidates during tuesday night's republican presidential debate. and yet, another poll the nbc/"wall street journal" poll suggests if the general election were held today, hillary clinton would beat donald trump by ten points. that same poll shows hillary clinton would be in a neck and necktie with cruz, rubio, and ben carson. reena, richard? >>arla, thank you soso much. donald trump has released -- >> is that a fire alarm? >> i think it's a fire alarm. >> it's going off. >> oh, boy. >> i've worked in a few studios in my time. normally they're kind of soundproofed and protected from the fire alarm and all you get is a light. >> you know what i thought that was? i think that somebody may have broken the embargo on "star wars" and someone has alerted the whole company. >> i had that alarm installed. i should have remembered. right. >> we want to tell you about donald trump. he's released a one-page
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health. his physician reports that trump has lost 15 pounds over the last few months and he takes a daily aspirin, a low dose e of statt. his doctor goes on to say if he wins next november, trump would be the healthiest individual ever elected president. wow. >> he might not be that healthy that much longer. an alarm is definitely going off. something is happening in the building. >> disney has alerted all of its entities that "star wars" premiere has premiered in l.a. i think that's what that is. >> find out what's going on. let's stay with this story. we turn to abc news early morning for post date coverage. look for analysis from our -- this is tomorrow. from our deputy political director on "world news now." tomorrow. that's analysis. we'll have that. the terror attack in san bernardino, the terror attack in san bernardino could be a marco rubio in particular is being critical of the
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that search of a lake for idence in the attack has apparently turned up nothing. divers were believed to be looking for a hard drive discarded by the couple who carried out the attack. >> spurred bid that terror attack, homeland security says it will step up scrutiny of soal media sites when considering visa applications. elizabeth hur has that part of the story. >> reporter: anyone wonderining at is being done to defeat isis, presidident obamhad this answer. >> we're also taking out isil leaders, commanders and killers one by one. our next message to them is simple, you are next. >> reporter: that message after his visit to the pentagon with top security officials talking strategy in tackling terrorism. >> we are hitting isil harder than ever. last monthn november, we dropped more bombs on isil targets than any other month since this campaign starred. >> the reassurance comes as new questions are raised about missedues and warnings in the
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tashfeen malik had extenve social media postings supporting jihad but still got a fiance visa to come to the u.s. turns out a secret u.s. policy prevented immigration officials from searching social media as part of the screening process. >> the primary concern was that it wld be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: just last year, immigration officials did ask for new policies allowing them to look at applicants' social media public posts but were opposed by the homeland security department's office of civil rights and civil liberties. the homeland security department says the current screening process is being revised. according to insiders even the new pilot programs are not a widespread policy. >> elizabeth, thank you for that important report. by the way, it's a false alarm. in case you the dear viewers who we love very much were worried about us, it's a false alarm in this building. it's a false alarm.
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wars" embargo. >> here's another interesting story. there are now doubts about what brought down that russian jetliner in egypt in october. the u.s., britain and russia all said they found evidence of a bomb aboard the plane. an affiliate of isis you might remember claimed responsibility but egyptian investigators now say they have found no evidence of terrorism. egypt's tourism industry has suffered since the incident. members of kosovo's parliament were tear gassed during a session by opposition members. it's the sixth time in the past two months. the protesters oppose any deals with neighboring serbia and montenegro. kosovo was once part of serbia and the european union is trying to get them to resolve their differences. >> bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his army unit in afghanistan. he will be charged with desertion. he could get life in prison if convicted. a preliminary hearing officer had recommended he not be
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bergdahl spent five years as a taliban captive after leaving his unit. >> pete rose has been banned from baseball for gambling since 1989 and major league baseball says that is not going to change. rose had applied for reinstatement to major league baseball's commissioner but that application has been rejected because of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence about rose's betting on games when he played for the cincinnati reds. hollywood boulevard was locked down tighter than the death star last night for tinseltown's biggest premiere in recent memory. it was amazing sight. check them out, those storm troopers on the red cararpet stretched for half a mile and the most elite of "a" list celebrits last night at the emiere of "star wars" was shown to vip crowds in three separate athletes including the chinese theater where the original "star wars" played 38 years ago. >> i'm really excited to get this movie out there for t the audien and see how they feel about it. >> of course, "the force
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week. on more than 4,000 screens from coast to coast. we want to give au update here at abc news, our alarms have been going off here. we thought it was a fire alarm. we thought actually it was in fact somebody -- >> breaking the embargo. we've been monitoring because they've all seen the film. >> we should say it's a false alarm, for the fe alarm and for the embargo for "star wars". >> thank y you. we're safe. >> the post premiere excitement isis very mu alive this morning in hollywood. >> lauren lyster is there. good morning to you. why is thimovie so anticipated and ha you gotten any details about the film? >> reporter: i know you guys are dying for spoiler alerts. no fan will give them to me. a few reasons why it is highly anticipated. one the time, it has been years since the last "star wars" film about a decade since the release of the last one. in addition the return of characters from the original trilogy. fans were excited about this, hans solo, luke skywalker, princess leia who is a general
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then the money. some analysts predictions believe this will be the highest grossing film ever. now, to break the record of a film held now, this fifilm would have to do $2.79 billion. we'll top that. that was the record set by "avatar." highest grossing "star wars" film so far has been 199's "phantom menace" which brought in just over a billion dollars. this has a way to go. >> i saw footage the other day of fans leaving the phantom menace. we know the fans didn't like the film. asking fans on the night, we need to wait. >> look at lauren. she asked them to give spoilers. everybody left h. there's nobody behind her. >> yeah. >> hard-core. >> yeah. >> lauren, thank you so much. >> that's true. >> we'll speak to you again later. but they're just joyous and thrilling occasions, aren't they? things like this. >> exciting. > we're both going to see the film later this week. we will break the embargo.
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the hollywood "a" lister who dressed as yoda for the "star wars" premiere. >> also ahead, bill cosby fighting back taking legal action against his accusers. what attorneys on both sides of the scandal are saying. and later the best gifts for music lovers on your list from we're getting expert advice for shoppers. you're watching "world news now." ld news now." seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps workin not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. (politely) wait, wait, waiait! you can't put it in like that, you have to rinse it first. that's baked-on alfredo. baked-on? it's never gonna work.
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christmas, you have to register right away. >> bill cosby striking back against some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. >> the comedian has filed a defamation against seven of the more than 50 women who have come forward. abc's linsey davis has this update. >> reporter: bill cosby turning the tables, saying he's the victim and filing a lawsuit against some of his accusers. >> ware taking steps in order to right a wrong. and thburden of proof is supposed to be on the people who are making the accusation, that the media hasn't required these accusers to have to do. >> reporter: the lawsuit, filed in federal court in massachusetts, is countersuing the seven of the more than 50 women who have come forward accusing cosby of sexual assault, drugging or rape. these seven have all sued him for defamation, after he accused them of lying about the allegations. cosby's attorney accuses these particular victims of malicious, opportunistic, false and dedefamatoryccusations of sexual sconduct against him for their own financial gain.
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seven women. >> my seven clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one of them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> reporter: cosby's legal action to salvage what he can of his legacy comes the same day boston university announced it's taking away his honorary degree. one of more than a dozen institutionsns to do sin the past year. the 78-year-old has long denied all the allegations. according to his attorney, cosby is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, to the maximum extent of the law. linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up, the actor who stole the show at the "star wars" red carpet. >> he's not even in the new movie. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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forgotten the narrative of "star wawars" becae in the last one, return of the jedi not the last one to be made, but in the last one sequentially in the narrative, yoda dies. >> why did you tell me that? i haven't seen that one yet. >> that film came out 30 years ago. you've had time. >> maybe i'll netflix it this weekend. >> you've had time all your life. i'm just saying yoda died. it's disrespectful to his family. this came out today. this is really interesting. you're going to like this. this is about the celebrities who when you put them on the frfront of t magazines sell the most magazines. >> ad week released the sales figures for popular magazines that feature famous faces. we're learning which covers sold the best stories of the year. we're going to start with "p"people" m mazine he. >> so the august 3rd issue featuring blake shelton and miranda lambert "shockining split" was big for them.
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newstands. this even topped ben affleck and jennifer garner's divorce. >> there's the worst. >> apparently pope francis only sold 450,000 off newstands. come on, the pope? we capitaln't say he -- >> people took to the streets to see him. i don't think he's too concerned with people buying him on "people" magazine. this cover did the best for "vanity fair" this year. caitlyn jenner sold 400,000. nomp nomp -- normally they average about 160,000 "vanity fair," it jumped to 400,0 it won a huge award for bestst gazine cover of the year. it was sensational. >> and this kind of hurts me to say because i love this gal. sarah jessica parker apparently sales not doing well bringing below average numbers for this cosmo cover and also for harper bazaar. i think she's a fantastic person. >> jennifer aniston doing well. a interesting detail. kim kardashian doesn't do that well. caitlyn does well.
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>> the pope not doing well? >> i guess if you are a devout catholic. >> he's still a rock star if you're not catholic. next up, we want to talk about tennis superstar serena williams earning another honor. "sports illustrated" sports personon of the ar. >> another magazine cover claiming the rightful throne in that photo because of the astonishing year that she's had. i interviewed her father, richard, at length once. >> really. >> and you know for serena and venus, before they were born, he wrote down on a piece of paper that he would make both of t them the tennis chaions of the world. >> wow. >> if you think about that, that's -- he didn't know they were going to bebe good atennis. his family doesn't play tennis. isn't that the most intriguing thing? >> that is kind of fascinating. we do have sad news for the current longest-running production in las vegas "jubilee" ending their 34-year
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popular. you can go big and large and just you don't care what anyone else thinks. these are the monster 24 ks. gold, bling-bling. all gold e everythin is there a budget model you can get? >> these are the audio technica. m 50 xs. my favorite best budget overall. great headphones. >> i see on ear and over ear. what's difference? which is better? >> a lot of times it comes down to how it feels. some people don't like cupping your ear off. you typically get better sound that way. on ear rests on your ear little pillows. >> if you're buying headphones for someone who commutes or a road warrior, it's all about noise canceling. >> the bose comfort 25s are noise canceling headsets. it hrs the outside noise aroundnd you, it sends reverse frequency in here and deadens that sound and kind of creates a chamber inside like your own isolated room.
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can you get a good pair on a budget? >> there are some around the 150, $200 price point. that's a lot. that $40 to $50 sweet spot, you'll get everything that you need. becky, thank you for that. reena, tonight is the "star wars" premiere. >> we're going to go to it, right? >> yeah, but the l.a. one is tonight. the last time a star wars film cape out nearly ten years ago in london, i hosted that premiere. there were two cinemas next to each other, one full of celebrities and one for fans. as a surprise to the fabs just before the film started walked george lucas. >> wow. >> and the reaction, it reminded me i was in grant park when obama was voted for president. i know this is crazy, but that emotional reaction. >> you're comparing obama to the "star wars." >> that's what it means to the fans. >> okay. got some jedi action. mind tricks or was that "star trek"? >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm richard bacon. herere are somof the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." >> homeland security says it will increase scrutiny of social media sites when looking at visa applications. the female shooter in the san bernardino rampage had posted extensivively abouher support for jihad. but officials never saw the messages. full details ahead. >> earp sergeant bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his unit in a remote part of afghanistan. he spent the next five years as a taliban captive. he faces life in prison if he's convicted. police in oklahoma say an angry customer was behind the wheel of this truck. look at this, it's remarkable, as it plowed into the lobby of a comfort inn. two people barely escaped inju. the driver faces several serious
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and the stars out in force for hollywood's biggest movie premiere in recent memory. the big question this morning, who among last night's attendees will be the first to spoil one of hollywood's most tightly guarded secrets. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so we begin with the latest on the investigation into the san bernardino terror attack. the search of a lake not that far fr the crime scene has apparently turned up no evidence. >> divers were believed to be looking for a discarded hard drive from the killer couple's computer. and the case is prompting a chge in the way hope land securi reviews visa applications. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: when tashfeen malik came to the united states for the first time l last yearshe had alreadady sent eensive messages online that she wanted to wage violent jid. but none of that was known to the officials handling her
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>> during that time period, immigration officials were not allowed to use or view social media as a part of the screening process. >> reporter: former homeland security official john cohen, now an abc news consultant, says there was a secret policy that prevented officials from screening the social media posts of visa applicants, fearing bad public relations for the obama administration. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly, and there were concerns it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: malik, who had becomeadicalized after college, had three interviews, showed pictures of an engagement party in saudi arabia, and her visa was approved in three weeks, a process the state department admitted failed. >> y you know,bviously, things went wrong. >> reporter: now, in the wake of the worst terror attack since 9/11, federal agents are reconstructing the online
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husband, syed farook. a history that shows even before they met, they were on the road to jihad, something authorities could have known, but did not, as she was welcomed to america. the white house has now ordered a top to bottom review of the visa application screening process including that policy that prevented officials from looking at the social media of those wishing to come to this country, a policy that was secret until now. brian ross, abc news, new york. brian ross, thank you. now the race for president. starting with donald trump's doctor's notote. in a one-page release, it's pretty extraordinary, his long-time phician says trump's physical strength and stamina are themselves extraordinary and he claims if trump wins the white house, he will be the healthiest individual ever ected to the presidency. trump and eight other republicans will face off tonight in their last debate of the year. the republican front-runner will
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senator ted cruz and ben carson. a new national poll has trump leading with 41%. but another poll from iowa as you can see there has trump and cruz in a virtual tie. >> if this was a reality show, i would have the republican candidates run with george w. bush. he apparently could do a mile in 12 minutes, which pretty good. >> right? >> so i think that would help determine who is the healthiest, who who could keep up with the pace. it's a a little t north korea, that note. dear leader played golf today and scored 12 hole in ones.. >>h, boy. baltimore is bracing for the verdrdict in t freddie gray case. jury deliberating in the first trial of a police officer accused in gray's death. activist groups are warning they will protest if william porter is acquitted. they say they resent the added security added ahead of the verdict. there were riots in april after grayied ter a ride in a police van. reresidents newtown,
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memorial service last night to mark the third anniversary of the sandy hook school shootings. the names of all victims were read. 20 first graders and six staffers were killed that day. in one of the deadliest mass shootings in u.s. history. >> bill cosby is fighting back against seven of the more than 50 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against them claiming he suffered serious harm because of their groundless accusations. the women's lawyer says cosby's legal action is simple retaliation. >> the records have been falalling here in the east behind the warm temperatures though. there have been wild and damaging storms. abc's gio benitez reports on all the stunning differences that a year can make. >> reporter: a new storm pummeling the west. downing power lines in salt la city. stranding drivers in washington state. high winds snapping trees in the bay area. >> she literally saw this tree just come down and she just heard it smash.
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blinding drivers and in texas, four confirmed tornadoes. you can see from the air, the path of destruction. at least 50 homes damaged. >> it t sounded ke the roof lifted o the house. >> reporter: straightline winds doing damage, too. meanwhile, the east still wawaiting fowinter. this was the scene in buffalo last year. the temperature right now, it feels like 1 degree. and behind me, that is a car, completely buried in snow. and take a look at this ot right now. no snow. in fact, buffalo hit a record highgh of 71 drees. since the month began more than 1,000 high temperature records tied or broken across the country. and here at this ice rink, hundreds of people were expected on their skates but just take a look. it looks more like a swimming pool. no skating here. gio benitez, abc news, buffalo. >> more proof of our weird december weather. it is chilly in california and surf is up in minnesota.
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studios here but surfers are riding the waves along lake superior's north shore in duluth. the water temperature is in the 30s. paul williams explains the warm spell in the eastern part of the country is short led. say it ain't so. >> thanks, richard. reena. we've had the luck of the irish so far. beautiful weather r tuesday. storm departs, get out of the way. we'll enjoy some kind of sunshine. as we go into thursday though, the worm turns. jet stream ushers in a low pressure throughout the evening time. that low will sweep towards maine. it's going to bring rain and drizzle, slowing down travel and thenild. here comes the part where i might not t be your vorite guy. i have to tell you the truth anyw. as we go friday into saturday, e coldest air of the month will arrive. we're looking for temperatures to stay below the norm for this time of year. we'll start talking about that four letter word in the northeast. snow with lake effect connected to it. richard, reena. >> boo, snow.
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punishment is being handed out in connection with a widely publicized incident of violence during a high school football game. in septetember, twplayers from a team in texas purposefully took down a referee. there you can see it. they said they did it at the direction of after assistant coach. now that former coach has pleaded guilty and been seenced to 18 months probation. he's also been fined and must do community service. charges against the players are pending. pete rose has been banned from baseball for gambling since 1989. major league baseball says that's not going to change. rose had applied for reinstatement to major league baseball's commissioner. but that application was rejectedecause of rose's continued legal gambling and new evidence about his betting on games when he played for the cincinnati reds. the giants are still in the thick of it for the nfl playoff race flowing a win on monday night football. >> new york was down in miami facing the dolphins, another
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o'dell beckham junior. they checked the tape to see that he had both feet inbounds. you got have the both feet inbounds there. that tied the game at 24. >> then in the fourth quarter, it was beckham again wide open, horning in the pass and taking it to the end zone that was the winner. giants take it, 31-24. >> look at him, catching it like beckham, huh? >> good. >> you like that? >> yeah, i liked it a lot. tieing in two different types of football. that's impressive, huh? tieing in -- british and american sports. >> you like that? >> it's like hands across the atlantic. >> coming up, folks, we're taking youack to 1999 for the last "star wars" premiere. boy,ow times have changed. >> also ahead, could your smartphone habits have an impact on your physical and mental health? medical experts are dialing in. and later -- >> i'm tim laird, america's chief entertaining officer. if you're hosting a holiday gathering, your guests will get
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>> that's a hard dilemma to be in. now to a warning for everyone who uses a smartphone. there's a thing called text neck. you hunk over your phones for too long, apparently it's ruining our posture. >> some researchers say it could be affecting our mental health, as well. as dr. jennifer ashton explains. >> reporter: we live in a tech driven world but is technology driving us to damage our bodies? ev our minds? >> physical therapist steve is. >> kenny:ing the term i hunch, get when we're benning over a what happens when the weight of your head is bent at a 60 degree angle over your gadget? according to august, the stress on a person's neck increases to 60 pounds. that can cause pain. proliferated in the last ten years. the bidriver is the use of laptops, tablets and smartphones. part. now researchers are trying to
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health. amy cuddy, author of "presence" examining this issue in a "new york times" article citing small flip studies -- preliminary studies that suggest that slouchy posture may be linked to depression and low self esteem. while none of the studies have shown conclusive evidence that staring at yr smartphone aches your psychology, many profofessional say sitting up straight, it's a always a od idea. >> good posture affects everything from your confidence level, from your assertiveness level. feeling good about yourself. >> reporter: dr. jennifer ashton, abc news, new york. >> that is true. thats true about posture. i think about it a lot when i'm doing this program. i've had tweets from people sang up straight. >> i never had a tweet like that. >> if you overlook at the screen, this is overexposure to blue violet light, some opticians think that can lead to macular degeneration it's time to throw away your phone, reena. >> i'm telling you, the old
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kick and his foods always extra festive. >> good morning. i'm excited. we have some fun tips for easy holiday entertaining. > we love it. >> i want to start out witmy mistletoe martini. great cocktail. light, refreshing in a shaker with ice. start with an ounce of finlandia tangerine vodka. to that three ounces of cranberry juicice. that goes in. then i want to give it a good squeeze of lime. the citrus really needs to be in there. give that a good squeeze. now we're going to shake this up. i've prepared my martini glasses ahead of time by rimming this with a little bit of lime and dipping it in a plate of sugar. you have the sugar rimmed glass. decocorating yr glass for the holidays, too. >> they look beautiful, frosted. >> it's fun. then strain this out into our prepared glass. and finally, the last ththing i'm gog to do with this one is top it off with a little bit of
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a nice little e sparklinnote. you can use a lime garnish or if you really want to have fun, you can use a rosemary spe with cranberries. and that goes in, boom. >> that's creative. >> for an alcohol free version, i have a little bit of tangerine instead o finlandia tangerine. cranberry juice, squeeze of lime and sparkling water. cheers, happy holidays. how did we do? all right? >> amazing. that's really good. >> wow, that is great. this one's kicked up. >> a little envious you got the kicked up one. they gave me the -- >> you have to go back to work. i get to play. >> fair enough, that makes sense. >> here's a great idea. this is a fun appetizer especially around the holiday times because it makes a lot. fairly inexpensive. in my bow, i have about eight ounces of softened cream cheese. >> okakay. >> to that i'm going to add about a pound and a half of fresh crab or even i like to use this imitation crab. it's very inexpensive and still tastes great. give that a little stir.
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couple dashes of worcestershire sauce. >> that's all you need? >> seasoned salt. >> that's it. >> just a little pinch of th. mix that up really well and i'll show you the finished version. >> beautiful. >> i mix that, put it into a dome and pour over the top capers. there it is. holiday crab and crackers. serve it with a little butter crackers or your favorite crackers. people love that. and finally, here's a dessert item. this is a great idea because during holidays there's always leftover pie. so i'm going to make a wild berry milkshake out of leftover pie. this is a wild berry pie. it's a quarter of that. to that, this is half and half. about 4 to 6 ounces. that goes in all the way. then aouple cubes of ice. just that easy. three ingredients. like i said, we have cherry pie, berry pie, pumpkin pie, whatever you have left over.
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everything. >> it liquefies. ready to go. i pour them in the moose mugs. which are wonderful for the holidays. if you want to give it a little taste. this is absolutely delicious. >> mm. >> wow. >> it almost tass healthy like oatmeal but that's the crust. >> it really works with any pie you have. like i said, cherry, pumpkin, berry, whatever you have. >> delicious. that might be better than the drink. how do you simplifit though, tim? you're always good at breaking it down. >> start way ahead of time with a checklist of what you can do in advance such as you can shop for nonpishables. create your menu weeks in advance. check it off as you're going down. that way you're not doing everything last minute and your party will go smoothly. >> santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice. tim laird suggests doing it. >> absolutely. >> thank you so much. we love having you on. you have the best ideas. check out our facebook page for tim's fantastic recipes wnnfans.com. we want to wish everyone happy happy holidays.
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our graphics team did a great job. awesome, bravo. the force has awakened at least tinseltown for now. >> last night's world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens" featured storm raiders invading a half mile lonong red carpet. >> the glitterati were the regular fans camped out for days. we haven't seen lines like this since "phantom menace" opened. here's how abc's brian rooney covered it for world news tonight 16 years ago. >> reporter: they do their physics homework dreaming of things thecould never calculate. they peck away at portable
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technology they want imagine. and they read maganes about characters they've never encountered. these "star wars" fans have camped on hollywd boulevard since april 7th to buy the first tickets to the next installment. and the movie doesn't open till may 19th. "star wars" is a life obsession. >> watching each movie about 80 times maybe. >> reporter: being the first to see the next "star wars" movie would be something to tell the grandchildren. they pass the time staying in touch by telephone with friends and family. >> you wonder about your son waiting in line to see "star wars"? you wonder about your son about a lot of things. like the hand prints at the another curiosity on hollywood boulevard. they're also a curiosity on the internet. dial in and see what they're about being first in line. is there any possibility that this movie won't be worth the wait? >> this is the movie that steven
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instant classic. i don't think there's going to be any possibility it's going to suck. >> by now they've got too much invested in it not to like the movie. brian rooney, abc news, hollywood. >> i'm afraid his prediction did not hold true. whene said it's a thing to tell their grandkids about, i imagine when they tell their grandkids, their grandkids will have said tell me you didn't queue up for the "phanm menace." >> get in line. >> seriously. >> some of the hollywood cebs have waited. shonda rhimes tweeting holy crap, "the force awakens" so good in the best old school way. >> is that technically a breach of the embargo? >> no, no. shonda wouldn't do that.
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facebook, wnnfans.com. [sound of crickets] brii,brii,brii [male narrator] we've all is morning on "world news now," tonight's political showdown. >> the republicansns take th debate stage tonight in las vegas for the final time this year as a new national poll shows donald trump's biggest lead yet. plus, is trump fit enough to serve? his doctor weighs in. social media investigation. the disturbing messages posted by a california terrorist. responsible for that deadly rampage in san bernardino. why was she allowed into the country? > for terr truck. how did a texas plumber's pickup truck wind up in the hands of militants in syria? the trade. the new lawsuits and a search for an plains. and world premiere. all the anticipation, all the buzz after the biggest stars in hollywood got to see the "star wars" movie before everyone else.
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tuesday, december 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> doing that music. >> don't chew your pen. >> does david muir do that? >> "world news now" tonight? never. >> robin roberts, george stephanopoulos, never see them. >> hello. the "star wars" number going to be part of the show because the fans and the celebrities are watching it right now. there's been this huge embargo. it ends fairly soon. we're going to monitor who has broken the embargo. >> what did you call it? in our meeting you had name. >> it's our feature. a semi regular feature just for tonight called who has broken the embargo. someone is bound to do it. it's "star wars." >> oh, you know who might not be? maybe the republicans because they've got a big nighght tonigh >> ty have. >> not just "star wars."
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not just l.a. >> no, but i think this competes with "star wars" for the title of the best show in town. tonight's debate, if not best show in the world -- with a fascinating new poll showing nald trump at 41%, his highest lelevel of support and widest lead of any poll so far. the caucus state of iowa, trump is now in a virtual dead heat with senator ted cruz. >> your voice, your vote. and cecilia vega is in las vegas ahead of tonight's republican debate. >> reporter: after vowing to release his full medical report, republican donald trump instead offered up just this short note from hisoctor, saying trump'p's ysical strength and stamina are extraordinary." and in true trump fashion, the doctor declaring that, "if elected, mr. trump, i can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."
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donald trump/ted c cruz vega shdown. trump's front-runner standing now facing a very real threat from the texas senator, who at a private fundraiser recently questioned the reality star's judgment. trp now on the attack. >> the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like a, you know, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you can't walk into the senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajajole and get along with people. >> reporter: cruz's response? tweeting that famous scene in "flashdance" -- she's a maniac maniac >> reporter: but not hitting trump back. cruz has spent months zying up to the billionaire. >> look, it's not cocomplicate number one, i like donald. but number two, everywhere donald goeoes, he brgs a hundred television cameras with him. >> reporter: cruz hoping to eventually inherit trump's supporters. but the idea of trump and cruz leading the pack has some
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because of his front-runner status. and now for the very first me, because of those polls, ted cruz they are friends, men vying for the same republican primary voters this entire campaign. but for this debate, the gloves cecilia vega, abc news, las vegas. >> you do have tt sense of, oh, sorry. >> we want to remind everyone to stay with abc news for the morning. our deputy political director will be here on "world news now" with analysis. you were saying? >> i can't wait. and i think you get the sense people are slightly bored of ted cruz being nice to donald trump. >> they want to see them in action. >> i had a good phrase earlier on the television where someone with said if it whittles down to just ted cruz and donald trump, they'll be like two scorpions in a box. >> two scorpions in a box.
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more later tonight, as well. the stars were out in force for one of the biggest premieres in recent memory. >> of course we're talking about the world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens." it was so big it spanned three different theaters and right in the middle of it all is abc's lauren lyster. lucky gal live in hohollywood. lauren, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, richard and reena. this movie has inspired litsabers. it's even inspired toasters. according to fans i've talked to as the premier wraps up it inspired them, too. i'm talking about "star wars" and "the force awakens" comes 38 years after that first movie debuted. storm troopers, c-3po and r2d2 close behind and tight security for a who's who have "a" list stars. john boyega starring in the lead role as finn. >> the best part is meeting with the fans.
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george lucas and a thumbs up from steven spielberg, all hittin the red carpet with a highly anticipated film people know limb about till now. >> it was everything i expected and more. and there was a lot of surprises. >> there was a really big plot twist that blew my mind a little bit. i was not expecting that at all. >> i thought it was really, really well done. yeah. >> i'm blown away. it was so good. >> reporter: "the force awakens" will hope later this week on 4,000 screens across the back in 1977, at the s start of the franchise, "star wars" opened in less than 50 theaters. no red carpet premiere. the director george lucas was so sure it would flop, he was getting away from it all, vacationing in hawaii. >> we're home. >> reporter: back then, harrison ford says when he first played the role of hans solo, he could not have imagined the success "star wars" would have now. >> i'm really excited to get this movie out there for the audience and see how they feel about it.
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the anticipation and the secrecy continued through tonight. we had fans that had been camping out that found out they were going to be able to see the premiere and they got to. also we were told that guests didn't en know which theater they would see the movie in until they arrived here tonight. reena, richard? >> different time zones. we're in new york, you're in l.a. the celebrities, fans are they out, h have theyeen the movie and have they left now? >> they have seen the movie. you saw some of the reactions om people we spoke to here in my piece. they're partying. there's an after party going on behind me on this red carpet on this portion of hollywood boulevard that's been shutdown for this huge event. >> if they're partying, lauren, any indication about the movie's plot? have we learned anything new about it without spoiling it. because we know we can't do that. >> don't spoil it. >> we can't spoil it. >> you know, i actually tried to get some people to spoil it for me. i just wanted to know what happened. these ns are so diehard, they
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there's a huge twist they weren't expecting. one of the things that people were excited foras the return of the old characters from the original trilogy. d fans told us they really loved how that came out, that the combination of the newcomers with the old characters was done really well. in addition, people really loved the practical effects. things like the droids, as opposed to the computer generated effects in the last trilogy. j.j. abrams tried to get back to the practical effects. people loved it. >> that's a start. we're going to monitor social media to see if people are breaking the embargo tonight because they're not meant to. someone is bound to spill, right? >> you know. >> you guys are on a mission for that. >> we are. i want to know if the ewoks are back in or not. i hope they didn't get left out of the movie. >> she doesn't note. >> i heard they're out, if i remember correctly. but don't quote me on that. >> lauren, we will speak to you. >> abc's lauren lyster. >> remember my prediction. she said one of the fans said the is a massive twist.
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has gone bad. >> i don't want to shake on that. . >> we'll find out on twitter later. >> i don't want him to go bad. how about a turn to more serious news.. bill cosby fighting back against some of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a defamation counter suit against 7 of more than 50 women. cosby says their claims are driven by hopes of financial ga. their lawyers disagree. >> this is a page from the defense attorney's handbook. my sev clients intend to vigorously proceed with their case. each one them are confident that their good name and reputation will be restored at the end of the day. >> cosby's legal action comes the same day boston university announced it's taking away his honorary degree, one of more than a dozen institutions to do so in the past year. a marylandd man has been charged with receiving thousands
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american soil. mohamed elshinawy was arrested. of giving known a terrorist organization. the fbi first became suspicious of him when he starred getting money orders from egypt. he denies the charges. homeland security new focus follows the shooting rampage in san bernardino when tashen malik came to the united states for the first time and had already sent extensive messages about jihad. but officials weree pvented from seeing those because of a secret policy to save the administration embarrassment. >> the primary concern was that it would be e viewed natively if it was disclosed publicly. and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing. >> also part of the vestigation, that search of the lake nearby turned up no evidence according to law enforcement t official the fbi has not commented. today is the enrollment adline for millions of americans signing up for health
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so police say a police say a disgruntled customer drove his truck through the lobby of this comfort inn in oklahoma. bam, unbelievable. two people jumping out of the way just seconds before the truck crashed through the front doors and then the front desk, the driver was apparently angry over not getting a cash refund. >> amazing. > now he faces several serious charges. >> amazing footage. there's a scene like that in the first "terminator." ever wonder what happens to your old truck or car when he sell it or trade it in? many are shipped overseas. >> i get it. that proved a nightmare for some texas businees.
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station has the story. >> reporter: amit all the gunfire, bloodshed and overall chaos in syria right now this truck from a texas city plumber ended up in the center of it. this picture shows the former mark one plumbing truck carrying heavy artillery, a terrorist group tweeted out the picture and ever since then the chaos in syria hit home for this family-owned business. >> his secretary was recently called an isis [ expletive ] so just not flattering things. but also somome were sry. some were people i'm going to come kick your [ expletive ]. you don't want to be an american get out of here and i'll help you go. >> rorter: attorney craig elan filed a lawsuit on behalf of mark one plumbing against autonation. sources say autonation was suppos to remove the company
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obviously, that didn't happen. >> thehe son staed to take the decals off and was told don't do that. you might scratch the paint. we will do it. >> reporter: autonation resold the truck at an auction in dallas, and someone from turkey bought the tck and had it shipped out of the country from the port of houston. i talked with a spokesman for autonation over the phone. their company is investigating how this happened. >> we immediately sent the vehicle to auction and the understanding was that the markings would come off vehicle. i'm not sure where the breakdown was between autonation and the auction. >> reporter: elan says mark one plumbing has lost business because of the ordeal and the employees are still afraid to come to work. ththey hope is lawsuit will help them recover financially and prevent something like this from happening again. >> thank you very much, caitlin mccauley reporting from our station in houston. >> steve colbert did a good joke where he said a machine gun being fired off the back of a pickup truck in the desert could
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the line on thursday. >> who iofficiating? >> we have a good friend that happens to be a celebrant. >> reporter: obi shawn. "the force awakens" will open on over 4,000 screens this week. back in '77, "star wars" opened on just 32. this one included. an instant hit darth vader was soon leaving his footprints it here outside the chinese theater. >> george lucas watched the first one from here. this is the place to be. >> reporter: in 1999 for the "phantom menace", the line at the chinese tradition was born. >> i ended up meeting my husband in line. >> this is the result? >> this is result. >> nate's been in line over a week already. that "star wars" comes up on the screen, it's a little kid inside he says is this really happening? >> if there's a center of the universe glorious nerd dom it's right here. >> reporter: nick wa, abc news, los angeles. >> and stay with us tonight as
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pantene. strong is beautiful. welcome back. it's time for "the mix" where we look at viral stories. we're going to start by talking about starbucks again. yesterday, we talked about how there haveve been colaints. this had gone viral of a starbucks polar bear cookie that looked like it had its neck -- >> sposed to be a red scarf. >> it looked like it was slit and people complained about it anyway turns out what we meant was the snowman, not the polar bear friends at starbucks were watching. > they weighedn and said guess what, it's been discontinued. there's a reason we couldn't find the polar bears for the
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it was discontinued in 2010. by the way, they also have these gingerbrd ugly sweater cookies. thatat's what ey call them which do have red sweater smooze we're making amends with our friends at starbucks. these cookies look mm delicious. >> have one. >> dig in, please. >> come on, why not. >> help yourself. >> i think it's undignified to do it on the telly but i'll do it. >> these are delicious. >> they're good. >> much better than peet's. we want to tell you about another story out in chicago i believe. of a shirtless runner. it's so hot in chicago, a station out there found in the rain a man wearing nothing except maybe a little something underneath there. and so they wanted to know why he was doing it. turns out he ends up using this as a way to explain he's single. do you know what? they got quite a few hits on this. 25,000 likes. like 3 million views. by the way, the guy reporting, you see him right there? he used to anchor "world news now" with me last summer. that's tahman bradley. there's a selfie we took right on the show.
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>> okay. >> helping the single men of the world find love. >> in the news meeting when we talked about this particular feature, i thought they meant you co-anchored with a guy who ran without a shirt in chicago which i thought might provide a challenge to your happy family existence. >> to you and next man sitting to you in the chair. >> yeah, 3 million hs. he remains single. and we have -- this is the ncaa basketball team, their particular type of celebration. they always show off their celebrations. this going viral. they've won six games and lost three. bang, in it goes. then they are -- i it's orchestrated. >> and it's -- they're doing well. 6-3. they're 6-3.
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making news in america thihis morning, debate day. the stage is set on the vegas strip. the republican candidates preparing to face off for the last time this year as donald trump hits a new higin the popolls. we're live in washington. and donald trump's doctor making news of his own issuing a letter about the billionaire's health. why it's getting a lot of scrutiny. disgruntled guest. a man accused of purposely slamming his truck into a hotel. the dramatic crash caught on camera. and "star wars: the force awakens," the lucky few with a chance to see the movie. >> it's amazing. it's wonderful. >> smili faces leaving the
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the first reactions are in. well, good tuesday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm richard bacon. and the clock is ticking this morning toward the final republican presidential showdown of the year. the stage is set there at the venetian hotel in las vegas ahead of tonight's debate. >> so much material. it's the first debate since the terror attacks in paris and california and since donald trump announced a plan to ban muslims.s. it's "ur voice, your vote," and abc's stephanie ramos joins us with more. od morning, stephanie. >> reporter: reena, good morning to you. well, there is a new higand new challenge for donald trump as he continues to soar in the polls. the stage is set for the last gop debate of 2015. nine candidates will stand on stage for the most critical event heading into the iowa caucuses. >> i think we're doing great in iowa, and i expect to win iowa. >> reporter: at a rally in las vegas last night, trump to aim at some of his main sticking points like mexico and the wall he intends to build.
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pay for it. it's very simple. folks, you're killing us. you're making too much money. now, the wall is going to cost $9 billion, okay, a lot of money. >> reporter: this talk has trump supporters hanging on. brand-new numbers out showing trump hitting 41% with republicans. the highest support he's had yet in a national poll, , nearly tee times as much as his closestst rival. but this debate may be a two-man race between trump and senator ted cruz. in iowa the two are in a virtual tie. on the debate stage, trump will be flanked by cruz and ben carson. carson recently calling coverage of him and his campaign dishonest. >> in my case they can't find any scandals, therefore, let's see if we can somehow make this guy look crazy. >> r reporter:he six remaining candidates will be floridada senator marco rubio, former florida governor jeb bush, businesswoman carly fiorina, ohio governor john kach, kentucky senator rand paul and new jersey governor chris christie. >> we love you, trump.
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>> reporter: while trump predicts he'll be the punching bag at this debate, he also says -- >> it's gonna be good. >> reporter: here's what's also good, donanald trump health. after vowing to release his full medical report, trump instead offered up just a short note from his doctor saying trump's physical strength and stamina are extraordinary. richard, reena, back to you. >> stephanie, you did mention that report there from his doctor, but what else was revealed about his health, anything else? >> reporter: yeah, well, the dodoctoreclad that if elected, mr. trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. serious statement there. >> yeah, okay. thank you. it sounds a little bit north korea. that's all. doesn't it? stephanie ramos live in washingtgton, thanyou very much, indeed. well, experts say that terrorism will be the focus of tonight's debate, especially with alarming new details from the investigation to the san bernardino attack. abc news was first to report that homeland security will
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media websites in the visa application process, this after it was revealed that tashfeen malik posted online messages about jihad before coming to the u.s. but officials were prevented from seeing those messages because of a secret policy to save the administration embarrassment. >> the primary concern was that it wouldld be view negatively if it was disclosed publicly, and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing. >> also part of the investigion, that search of a nearby lake turned up no new evidence according to law enforcement officials. as for fighting terror overseas, president obama says the u.s. is making progress against isis. the president spoke after a meeting with high-level advisers at the pentagon. he named a number of top terror leaders who have been killed in recent months, and he said that that momentum continues. >> we're also taking out isil leaders, commanders and killers one by one, and our next message to tm is simple, you are next.
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ally in the region has just announced that 34 nations have agreed tform a new islamic military alliance to fight terrorisism. the joint operations command will be headquartered in the saudi i capital. prosecutors in maryland say that a man received thousands of dollars from isis in order to carry out a terror attack on american soil. mohamed elshinawy was arrested last friday for attempting to provide material support to a terror organization. he denies the charges. we bergdahl will be court-martialed for walking away from his army unit in afghanistan. he faces charges of desertion and endangering his unit for which he could be sentenced to life in prison. the decision to try him overturns a preliminary review that recommended he not be charged. bergdahl spent five years as a talibaban captivafter leaving his unit. bill cosby is fighting back against 7 of the more than 50 women who accused him of sexual misconduct. he's filed a
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them claiming he suffered serious financial and personal harm because of their groundless accusations. their lawyer says cosby's move is just simple retaliation. next, thank u, america, for the very warwelcome. more than a thousand daily high records have been broken since the beginning of december. even in buffalo, they're taking lakeside walks instead of shoveling snow across the northeast and midwest. runners are out inhorts. meanwhile, to the west, some daily snowfall records have been -- have fallen. utah got its largest snow accumulation in two years on monday. 6.6 inches fell at the salt lake city airport breaking a record set in 1922. lake-effect snow is adding to the trouble. salt lake city is for what looks like more snow today. the radar shows the cascades and parts of the rockies can expect some snow showers too. as for temperatures, it is 15
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it's the sixth time in the past two months that the opposition members have set off tear gas there. it doesn't happen on capitol hill that often, huh? don't have health insurance yet, today is the deadline for obamacare coverage beganing january 1st the federal government wants 10 million people enrolled in the new year. that's 900,000 more thanan this year, but participants can expect to pay about 7.5% more for coverage as health care costs go up. >> you've got a little longer to register your drone. by late february hundreds of thousands of drones will need to be registered with the faa. if you register in the first month, it's free. after that it's $5. but be warned, if you get a drone for christmas, which you might if your friends are very generous, how quite exciting, you have to register it right ay. drivers for uber and lyft have won a labor victory in seattle. in a first of its kind or the first kind -- first type of move
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seattle city council has voted unanimously to allow drivers for ride hailing apps to organize into labor unions, however, legal experts say the measure could violate federal labor laws. at issue is whether ththe driver are independent contractors or employees. well, christmas shoppers are facing a deaeadline toy at the post office. the postal service says today is the last day to mail those packages, so they'll be there by christmas eve with no extra charge. december 19th is the deadline for first class. the 21st is the last day for priority services. packages can still be mailed as late a23rd but you have to pay up for that, priority express. when we come back, important information for pregnant women. what they could be taking possibly raising the risk of having a child with autism. and close call. a man ununhappy wi his hotel
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give extra. get extra. those people out there on the ice in minnesota wanted to be fishing, but that stopped when cracks in the icerew wider and chunks of ice broke free. it took rescuers about three hours to bring dozens of fishermen to safety. they've been told to stay off the ice until it gets colder. now, for aook at morning road conditions, snow and ice, hazards from the central rockies across to northern michigan.
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pockets of rain in the northwest, east texas and north florida too. if you're flying airport delays possible in minneapolis, denver and salt lake city. ever wonder what happen ss to your old car or truck when you trade or sell it in, many are shipped overseas. >> that proved a a nightmaor a texas business. ever since this photo of a truck used by isis went viral, mark-1 plumbing has been getting threats and abuse and business is way off. the company owner is suing the auto dealeraying it didn't do enouough to he him. >> if they had just tried to work with me and tried to tell what happened with the truck, i probably wouldn't have done this but it has affected my bususiness. >> wants $1 million in damages. police say a disgruntled customer drove his truck through the lobby of this comfort inn in oklahoma. surveillance video you see shows two people jumping out of the way just seconds before the
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doors and then the front desk, the driver was apparently angry over not getting a cash refund. he faces severalal serious charges. >> wow, reminiscent of a famous scene in "terminator." no charges however when a florida panhandle hospital became an accident scene in itself after an suv crashed into the emergency room. two people were hospitalized and several others injured in the crash. the elderly driver was not among them pulling into a parking space but somehow accelerated as you can see there into the building. we have a health alert for expectant moms taking antidepressants. researchers finding women who take antidepressant ss in their third and second trimesters are 87% more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spepectrum dirder, however, they also warn it may be dangerous for pregnant women to go off their meds without first checking with their doctors. pete rose received a harsh response to his plea for reinstatement from the commissioner of major league baseball. rose has been banned from the
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his petition to end that ban was rejted because of rose's continued legal gambling on sports including baseball, among the reasons given for maintaining the ban, new evidence about rose's betting on games during his career. well, time for highlights involving those still playing their chosen sports. >> yeah, we get those from our good friends, we like these guys. >> our bestest. >> from our friends at es -- >> pn. >> he's stan, i'm neil. he's got a football highlight. i have a basketball highlight. >> monday night football to be exact, dolphins and giants. odell beckham jr. and jarvis beckham called it complete. he wants that challenge. they do challenge it and find out it is indeed a touchdown, 7 catches, 166 yards, pair of touchdowns six 100-yard games
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337 yards and four touchdowns, and the giants pull into first place tie with washington and philly on top of the nfc east. all right, here we go, the clippers were in detroit. we're down to 24 seconds left. clippers are down three, stan van gundy elects not to foul, j.j. redick elects to tie the game. clippers bench, yeah. griffin, jamal crawford, i heard it said crawford is on the block as is josh smith as is stevens. clippers up three. look at all the chances that the pistons had at the end to tie i then there that chance that had no chance. the clippers hang on and win it, 105-103. grififfin, 34 ints. >> he s really good in that game. >> thank you. >> no, i meant blake griffin. >> i thought you meant my read. >> you weren't bad either. back to you. >> we like the read. >> thanks, guys. up next in "the pulse," the
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shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers. breathe right time now to check "the pulse" starting with hollywood's biggest world premiere maybe ever. >> it is one of the most anticipated prequels, actually it's a sequel, sequels ever. "star wars: the force awakens" has finally arrived and even the geeking t. gordon-levitt dressed up as jedi master yoda or at least his attempto kind of look like yoda. >> also invading the red carpet a legion o of stormtopers and genenerations the brain trust from john boyega to harrison ford and then there were the
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>> incredible. it was so satisfying. >> it's incredible. >> so great. i'm sorry, it's great. >> so great. no, it is. it's amazing. erybody y is goingo love it. >> although everyone said that after "the phantom menace." so we'll see. "star wars: the force awakens" opens later this week on more than 4,000 screens from coast to coast. >> the big question who among last night's attendees would be the first to spoil one of hollywood's most tightly guarded secrets. maybe nobody. maybe nobody. i have faith. >> we're getting some hints, aren't we. "grey's anatomy," it is technically a breach of the embargo. "grey's anatomy" producer shonda rhimes tweeted, "holy crap, that "star wars: the force awens" is so good in the best old-school way." >> oh, yes and also rob lowe said he cried like a baby and whooped like a teenager. >> and actress elizabeth banks said the movie totally delivers. no spoilers, i repeat, no spoilers. again, no spoilers, just wow. >> wow, okay.
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one that we know of has actually spoiled it. >> no, but remember when i was telling you about when i saw this footage of people leaving "the phantom menace" and they all said it was the best "star wars" ever and now the fans universally think not. >> how about a little weather? >> do it. >> warming up in the eastern half of the country but in chicago it's a hot, hot, hot, take a look at the hotness. you may remember tahman bradley. he works in the windy city. he pulled over this guy without a shirt. ethan, training and made it work for him. >> you're also like in shorts. >> yeah. >> like it's mid-december. how is that possible? >> it's awesome. i love running in the rain and i'm also single, so -- >> we're asking the ladies. >> wayo go, ethan. that went viral even before he got home. >> thehe camera s there.
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before taking that. ethan also says he's received more than 900 friend requests so that single status i is unlike to last. >> i bet somebody haset up a date. >> i mean, you know, wther you're going to find your date through that particular method of being friended i don't know >> whatever works. finally a stunt that's faint-hearted. have a look at this guy. professional extreme skier named sammy carlson. he's flying up the largest ski jump in the western hemisphere. >> that jump is in micichigan ne lake superior. it has a nearly 370-foot vertical drop and carson wasn't satisfied flying off the ramp facing forward so for good measure he did it backwards as well. >> it stretched over 500 feet in the video part of a new ski film. is it raining? i hadn't noticed. i'll take my top o. >> take your top off. >> oh, there's a camera. >> good opportunity.
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checking our top story, the stage is set for tonight's republican presidential debate in las vegas. terrorism expected to be the number one topic. it's the last debate for donald trump and his rals before voting in iowa onebruary the 1t. auaustralia' marking the one-year anniversary of the siege on the lint cafe by a troubled man. two hostages died when police stormed the cafe. ash carter has arrived at a u.s. air base in turkey getting a reading from commanders on the status of the battle against isis. >> okay, today's weather, rain moving out of the eastern states but not the warmth. snowstorms moving into the upper midwest and a few showers in the pacific northwest. well, as we mentioned the stars out in full force last night in hollywood. >> well, three theaters, a half a mile of hollywood manufactured
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and two generations of stars for one of hollywood's biggest premieres in recent memory. >> it was everything i expected and more and there was a lot of surprises. >> dinitely seen all the original characters like as they've grown. i thought h han solo was like at the phenomenal in the movi there was a plot that blew my mind. >> ex-ceedexceeded. i thought it was really well done. >> blown away about it. >> a lot of things people said, oh, t these senate committees. s this is what "star wars" is but that's what i grew up with so seeing a new "star wars" movie that didn't have all that bogged d down nonaction stuff and pure action flick was magical. >> incredible job to bring back the older characters and weaving them into the story. it's reallyell written. it's very, very -- i thought it would be great. it was great. >> i think there are a lot of things people have never seen before and i think the fans will get what they nted. >> is this guy in the movie?
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>> okay. >> was the biggest surprise? >> i can't tell you that. >> we should note "star wars" is produced by our companyparent company disney and alarms going off on "world nusews now." >> a lot of comments. interesting. so we've g got big plot twist. one guy made a good int. i watched them recently and too much dialogue so it's not like that. the big p plotwist -- i said it before, reena, thihink luk skywalker has gone bad. >> no, can't be. >> damn straight. >> not the dark side.
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