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mid-flight. tonight, the desperate search for the plane. >> under investigation. did they break the law? the deejays in the middle of the royal prank in counseling. they could soon be facing questions from police as the daughter of the nurse who took her life now offers her own message. sbh johnny heisman, the first freshman to ever win. and the message to grandma's house. >> and grandma, i'm so sorry for all the things we broke in the house. good evening on this sunday night. we begin here with breaking developments of a dangerous rescue of an american doctor held captive by militants in afghanistan. while the doctor was saved, with we have just learned tonight that one of the american warriors who was there to save him was killed. dr. dilip joseph was there to bring medical help to people in
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afghanistan. it was a daring operation by a team of special forces who freed him. but a short time ago, defense secretary pennetta with a statement saying the team put the safety of another american ahead of their own. abc's muhammad lila with the story of the rescue in eastern afghanistan. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. a joint american and afghan special forces raid to rescue this man. dilip joseph, an american doctor working for a colorado-based charity, morningstar development. >> this is a team that has lots of training on hostage rescues. but until you get in there and actually do it, you never know what you are actually going to find. >> reporter: here's how it all went down. on wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic in a remote province when they were kidnapped at a check point along a highway by armed militants. they were then taken to a mountainous region along the pakistan border. the afghan captives were eventually released but joseph wasn't. spending three terrifying days
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in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is really, really dangerous and carries a high risk that the hostage him or herself could be injured or killed. you need someone at very high level to authorize the mission. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he sent in the elite navy s.e.a.l. team six. they rescued him and air lifted him to bagram air base but the victory came at a price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save an american doctor who would have been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. you were telling me you, not surprised that the kidnapping
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and the rescue effort was kept a secret the whole time. >> that's right, david, in any kidnapping, the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. so in this case, a decision was knead publicizing his case could further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service member's family, thank you. we turn to the other breaking news. mexican american singing icon jenni rivera. she was flying from a concert when her plane disappeared. officials saying they are found the plane and no survivors. >> reporter: mexican authorities say the small plane carrying mexican-american super star jenni rivera went missing this morning. it was carrying her and six others leaving monterey after a
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concert and losing contact with radar ten minutes later. the 43-year-old's last known tweet her 1.4 million followers was this morning. this picture, believed to be here with her traveling companions surfaced on a mexican website. it has not yet been confirmed by authorities. ♪ born to mexican immigrants in long beach, california, she is best known for her music in the mexican regional banda style. she has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. comparable to taylor swift. but she is also a reality show star with the show "i love jenni" on cable and soon to be an even bigger cross over success. recently signed with abc to headline a comedy series titled jenni. rivera often sings about social issues and relationships. her own color ffl personal life avidly followed by her fans.
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she sang farewell to another huge hispanic singer. now many consider rivera to be a bigger star. a mexican official says the wreckage of the plane has been found and there are no survivors. it is believed to be jenni rivera's private plane. a leer jet 25. believed be on board, our pub list, makeup artist and lawyer and two pilots. many will be playing tonight for the diva of la banda. the. >> the very sad ending. thank you. we turn to overseas and the backlash of the royal frank. the phone call made by australian deejays to the hospital where kate middleton was staying and the nurse who fell for the prank and later took her life. cecilia vega reports.
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>> reporter: the station has pulled all their advertising, and they yanked the deejays off the air indefinitely. and today, they are in hiding. it was a bad joke that turn a tragic turn and now the two die jays at the center of that infamous phone call -- >> hello, can i speak to kate please, my granddaughter. >> reporter: -- may soon have to face questioning from british police. did they break the law by recording the private conversation when they got through to the hospital room where kate middleton was treated for severe morning sickness. >> i wanted to see how her little tummy bug is going. >> she is sleeping at the moment. >> reporter: the station boss has come to their defense. >> we are confident we haven't done anything illegal. >> reporter: since the nurse was found dead friday in an apparent suicide, the backlash goes on. threats and calls for their arrest have pushed deejays mel greig and michael christian into hiding. their twitter and facebook pages dark.
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station executives saying the pair is such fragile emotional state, they are seeing counsellors. here in the streets of sydney -- >> it didn't sound like her. >> it wasn't an accent. >> she didn't sound like the queen? >> no. >> reporter: there is still support for the duo. >> we are praying for each other. >> reporter: so many others have been caught in shock jock pranks and embarrassed. without the sad ending. >> this is nicolas sarkozy speaking. >> so good to hear you. >> reporter: then vice presidential candidate sarah palin punked when they pretended to be the president of france. >> you have been pranked. >> have we been pranked? >> reporter: in london, prince william spoke of the news over the weekend. not making a reference to the juth of the nurse but making a
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joke at a charity event about how morning sickness should be called all day and all night sickness. we have heard from the nurse's daughter who says she misses and loves her mother. the bosses from the station held an emergency meeting overnight and tell us the deejays could make a first public statement this week. >> a lot of people waiting to flare them. thank you. back in this country tonight and a giant winter storm this evening. a foot and half of snow in places. and the snow is moving east. here is ginger zee tonight. >> reporter: more than 150 flights canceled. 300 crashes on minnesota roads, and roads across minnesota are shutting down due to blowing snow. the biggest snowstorm in two years around the twin cities is dropping more than a foot and a half of snow in the northern plains and the west great lakes. look at the images from fargo, north dakota. the snow there, an inch an hour. frozen in duluth, minnesota, too. into in iowa, these time-lapsed videos. blustery, super cold. much of the state now enveloped
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in a fresh coat of white. >> sky cam getting covered there. and goinger zee at the desk, the numbers are impressive. >> it's still knowing out there, and it's not done. sacred heart, minnesota, 17.3 inches. south dakota in the foot range. and 9 to 11 inches. >> and the snow, cold, more to come? >> there is. and i want to show you exactly what to expect. the picture you are about to see goes from noon on. it includes minneapolis. they still have an inch or two. that going to be hard on roadways and airports. something you want to look for in the future. not only tonight but tomorrow morning. there will likely be a ripple effect from this, the blizzard warnings, gusts up to 45 miles an hour. going to be very tough and blustery and the white-out conditions. >> ginger, thanks to you. to the fiscal storm in washington now. and what might be a slight thaw in that story.
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and tonight we are learning of a meeting in the white house tonight between john boehner and the president. with just 23 days to go, are they any closer? david kerley at the white house tonight. >> reporter: for the first time in more than three weeks a face to face meeting at the white house. today no cameras as the president sat down with john daner. boehner. no details are announced tonight. some see as good news. the co-creator of a debt reduces plan sees progress. >> any time you two guys in that tangoing, you have a change to get done. >> reporter: before the talk, some republicans were admitting the president will get a lot of what he wants. >> let's face it, he has the upper hand on taxes. you have to pass something to keep that from happening. >> reporter: why the compromising words? the white house moderated some demands. the president say s tax rates fr the wealthy have to rise but now word that the actual rate could be negotiable. maybe not all the way back to 39.6%. >> will i accept a tax increase as a deal to solve problems? yes.
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>> reporter: those problem, according to republican, entitlement. and today, a leading democrat embraced the way to cut medicare cuts. means testing. those who make more would have to pay more for medicare. >> those of us with higher income in retirement should pay more. that could be part of a solution. >> reporter: the speaker feeling the heat from his right. "saturday light live" suggested that republicans are bullying boehner in the cafeteria. >> not a single member of his party is willing to share -- he didn't have any milk to drink because -- well, tell them why, john. >> they had taken my milk and thrown it in the garbage. >> reporter: comedy but was there progress today? the first report, some slight encouragement. both the white house and the speaker's office put out the exact word for word statement. being as tight lipped as possible. david? >> thank you. wall street also watching as both sides inch to the fiscal cliff. not only are your taxes in the
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balance, so are americans' 401(k)s. and today, a holiday bonus, gas prices. we bring in bianna golodryga. the anchor of weekend "gma." you look at gas prices. on a pace to set a record. >> the average american household is expected to spend $4,000 a year on gasoline alone. remember, earlier this year, we saw gas prices at 3.92 a gallon back in april in the summertime. some places in the country, $5 a gallon. today, take a look at this, $3.35 and by christmas time, estimates say we will see $3.20 a gal don. a lot has to do with post sandy. the supply is back up and the hope is that consumers will take the money and spend it shopping. >> that is the hope. and jobs number, better than expected. unemployment now to 7.7%. and bianna, people watching tonight, where are the jobs? >> that is the question.
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we did some digging and here is what we found. not a surprise. retail up, 53,000 up in, and professional, hospitality and restaurants. hotels and 23,000 and health care up 20,000. these are good numbers. and will it continue? they are not so sure given what is going on in washington. >> that is the big question, bianna, thanks for being here. in the nfl today, they were mourning their tragic loss. the dallas cowboys bowing their heads in a moment of silence to remember their teammate jerry brown who died in a car accident. it was another team member, josh brent, who was driving. he is charged with driving drunk and manslaughter. today in court, he was unable to make dale. he issued a statement saying i will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life.
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>> reporter: a cure for alzheimer's disease has long alluded doctors. now a surgical approach with a pacemaker used to stimulate the brain is offering great hope. two of the first such surgeries in the u.s. were performed at johns hopkins. >> we hope we can improve the patient's function for a longer period of time much longer than they could other wise have. >> reporter: other attempts have failed to slow the debilitating disease. it affects 5.4 million americans and is expected to jump to 16 million by 2050. in canada, it's been performed six times on patients like robert. >> if i can't remember something if i just pause for one, two, three seconds, it pops in. >> reporter:'s here's how it works. the pacemaker is surgically implanted in the chest.
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he pulls it off while still handcuffed. he rolls down the window, gets out of the car, gets behind the wheel of the car and right here, he floors it. a man whose business was just robbed was watching and said it was like a scene from a movie. s the suspect gets away here. police tonight on the hunt. now, this sunday night a young woman in china, at 24 years old, had just met her identical twin. the twin she never knew she had. they were separated at birth 24 years ago when they were put up for adoption because of the one child policy. seeing her face for the first time, she said, i felt like i was looking in the mirror. her sister replying, we felt like we had known each other for years. and our number tonight, 68. the average age of the performers on stage in brooklyn tonight night. the rolling stones celebrating 50 years on tour and proving age is just a number. ♪ just 'cause you feel so good you have to drive me out of my head ♪ >> mick jagger belting out "get off my cloud" and other hits.
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and finally here on this history made this weekend when a young man known as johnny football scored something else. >> it's game day, people. >> reporter: his real life story plays out of "friday night lights." the boy from a texas town who was passing the football when it was just as big as him. is nearly 2 years old in this image. >> now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manziel. >> reporter: this weekend, manziel making history. hearing his name, his parents there, the first freshman to win the heisman. with a nickname already. >> johnny football! >> johnny football don't being called johnny heisman.
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the kid from kerrville, texas. the video is legendary on youtube. number 3 right there racing into the end zone. >> this is moment i dreamed about since i have been a kid. running around in the backyard, throwing hail marys to my dad. >> his parents, holding my tears. his grandparents, he singled out. grandpa the coach and grandma who looked the other way. >> grandma, all the times we used to play in the hall way, i love you with all my heart. you inspired me to play football. and grandma, so sorry for all the things we broke in the house. >> he set so many records as a freshman. threw or ran for 43 touchdowns. the first freshman to throw for over 3,000 yards, rush for 1,000. one of his biggest moments, engineering the upset over alabama. the crowd back home where it all started. erupted into cheers for the little boy once holding that football this weekend holding the heisman. >> to all my teammates back home, i love you with all my heart.
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>> what a sweet moment nor john n football. that does it for the broadcast this sunday night. gma in the morning and we leave you on this second night of hanukkah with the lighting of the menorah. have a good evening. >> ama: next at 6:00. superstar jenni rivera feared dead tonight after a plane wreckage is found in mexico. >> what's in a name? the east bay neighborhood fighting to keep things just the way they are. >> the new friend that could make it harder to smoke in one bay area city. abc-7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> good evening. i'm ama daetz. we begin with developing news.
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the wreckage of a plane believed to be carrying a popular latina star was found in mex. the plane carrying jenni rivera and six others disappeared theirs morning. there will no apparent survivors. nick smith is live on the story with more. reporter: ama, they have not found the body yet but people here in the mission district have been following the news today. and today we learned so much about jenni rivera, that she was loved by many. >> this is jenni rivera as a concert in los angeles. today fans learned that the recording artist and reality tv star was on a lear jet carrying seven people when it crashed in mountainous terrain in mexico. >> amazing. >> the news offer her loss has filled the air waves of spanish television. juan has been following the news at his mission street salon and says that jenni held a special place for young people, women, and members of the bay


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