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this morning on "world news now," mean season. snowstorm after snowstorm in the northeast. boston gets hit again and even more snow is coming. this would be our fourth major storm in the past three weeks. >> the serious storm hitting the southeast now and its next big threat. accu-weather has it covered. deadly road rage. a nurse and mother of four gunned down. a heartbreak on valentine's day weekend. >> always have a wife. she'll never leave my heart but she's gone. >> reporter: the all-out search for the killer. later, building bigger. mansions up to 90,000 square feet causing an uproar in california's wealthiest communities. the growing fight over ultra luxury estates. it is monday, february 16th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning on this president's day. i'm mara schiavocampo. >> and i'm ryan smith. we're in for t.j. and reena. we're in our perfect post valentine's day, president's day blue. >> absolutely. it is a bit much, though. this is my first time here. next time i'm going to wear an orange. >> orange and i will wear fuchsia. i don't even know what fuchsia is. any way, speaking of blue it means cold to me and we begin with the deep freeze refusing to loosen its grip on the northeast. millions bracing for the coldest air of the season and another round of snow and ice. >> this time that storm is swooping with in from the south where powerful winds have already toppled trees and damaged homes in north carolina. in parts of arkansas and tennessee could soon be buried under nine inches of snow. >> in boston, it's now officially the third snowiest winter on record. 95 inches and counting. more from abc's tom llamas.
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>> i never experienced anything like it in my life. >> in massachusetts, the cold and snow, the worst in years. >> this would be our fourth major storm in the past three weeks. >> reporter: seven feet of snow have piled the misery high. and with it the danger index as blocked exhaust vents threaten carbon monoxide poisoning. >> vents -- if you have vents you need to clean the snow out of them. >> reporter: residents are suffering from snow shock. >> the storm is terrible. i saw one day that was above freezing i would be happy. >> reporter: on massachusetts's north shore, reporter antoinette antonio from wcvb had to hold on for dear life as winds howled over 70 miles an hour. snow drifts up to six feet high crushed the roof of this new hampshire warehouse causing it to collapse. the blizzard forced winds, downed power lines, leaving tens of thousands to shiver in the dark of night. >> the temperature in our home
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fell to 45, 50 degrees and we had to leave for somewhere warmer. >> reporter: roads look like demolition derbies with massive pileups in indiana, chicago and massachusetts. another blast from this winter that won't loosen its grip. tom llamas, abc news, new york. with many americans traveling on this president's day holiday the airline delays are felt far and wide. >> absolutely. the storm system shut down air travel yesterday. there were thousands of flight cancellations and hundreds are already reported today. our coverage continues with accu-weather's stephanie olmo. good morning, stephanie. >> good morning ryan and mara. we are beginning the workweek and one storm departed the area and we are dealing with another storm impacting the southeast region bringing in a swath of snow all across the mid-atlantic states. further south, we are dealing with rain. while that combining with the colder air it will produce icy travel.
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zooming in where we have the icy conditions. exercise caution if you are doing any traveling across i-20, also i-40. budget extra time before heading to work or school. power outages are also likely. by the time it is said and done, two to four inches expected in nashville. one to three inches in new york city and also boston. monday night in to the day on tuesday. ryan and mara, back to you. >> let it snow. thank you very much, stephanie. and incredible rescue at sea during the blizzard by coast guard crews. they braved near hurricane force winds to save a father and son whose sailboat became disabled in the storm south of nantucket. the 25 foot seas, the men were hoisted to safety and take on the shore to be checked out. they had to sail from rhode island and headed home to australia. police in las vegas are escalating a hunt for a man who shot and killed a woman in an apparent road rage incident. the family's heart broken and
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asking why she had to lose her life saying all she ever did is help people. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: there are few clues but plenty of sorrow for family and friends of tammy meyers. >> my son is only one year and two months and now we have to deal with my son growing up without knowing his grandmother. >> reporter: las vegas police say the hunt for this man is a top priority. investigators say he was in a car thursday night that nearly collided with meyers and her 15-year-old daughter, headed home after a driving lesson. police say meyers and the other driver argued and that car followed them home. someone opened fire hitting meyers once. >> you are really disgusting for taking my mother's life. she didn't deserve it. >> reporter: police are on the lookout for this silver or gray sedan seen here in newly released video captured by a home security camera. >> as far as we can tell, there was no prior contact with these individuals. they are complete strangers. >> reporter: meyers was a mother of four, a nurse, her husband
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brought her red roses every valentine's day for 25 years. he did it one last time saturday before she was taken off life support. >> always have a wife. she will never leave my heart but she's gone. >> reporter: what began as an apparent act of road rage is now a case of murder. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. breaking news from overseas, egyptian warplanes struck isis targets in libya likely retaliation for the mass killing of egyptian christians. the 21 christians were apparently beheaded by a group claiming loyalty to isis. the egyptian government declared seven days of mourning and vowed to avenge the deaths. denmark is the latest european country in mourning. its capital shattered by two deadly terror attacks, possibly inspired by the massacre in paris. the victims were a film maker at a free speech event and a security guard outside of a synagogue. the suspect police say had a criminal record and gang past
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was killed in a gun battle with police. denmark's prime minister is vowing to protect freedom of speech and the country's jewish population. meanwhile, israeli prime minister benjamin net netanyahu is calling for the massive immigration of european jews to israel following those attacks. a long-delayed preliminary hearing gets underway today for two wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate. investigator says the 12 and 13-year-old attacked their friend to please an on-line fictional character called slender man. the girls have been found competent to stand trial and the judge has to decide whether there is enough evidence to warrant a trial for attempted homicide. international hackers pulled off one of the biggest banking breaches ever. a russian security company says up to a billion dollars have been stolen from more than 100 banks in 30 countries including the u.s. the attacks are ongoing. the hackers reportedly lurk for months in the banking systems and then program atms to dispense money or transfer funds to fake accounts. the official deadline to
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sign up for health coverage under president obama's health care law has now passed. federal officials say more than 10 million people enrolled for coverage under the affordable care act. the health website had a lot of last-minute traffic, despite an intermittent computer glitch that delayed some applications. a new study indicates today's teens aren't getting enough sleep. they are supposed to be getting nine or ten hours a night according to government doctors, but the study finds teens get less sleep as they get older, many not even getting seven hours. teens in recent years reported less sleep than those that participated in the study during the '90s. all of that facebook and instagram. >> get some sleep, guys. some sports. another nba all-star game in the books and there is an apb out for defense. western conference all-stars led by russell westbrook ran up the 20 point lead in the first half. the east rallied tying the game at 148-all. with a few minutes left, the
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west took it from there. they won 163-158. what kind of score is that? you heard those scores correctly. westbrook was named the mvp. he scored 41 points. one shy of tying the record. also this, jeff gordon and his number 24 car will be in the pole position to start sunday's daytona 500. it's the first race of what gordon says will be his last full nascar season and he will be seeking his fourth daytona 500 victory. many drivers complained about the new way of qualifying. they said it is too dangerous. we told have you about the cold already. it is freezing out there, right. those temperatures were freezing in the nation's capitol but that didn't stop one brave group of runners. >> 1500 were looking like this. they left a lot of clothes at the starting line in the sixth annual cupid's undie run. they made their way through the streets of capitol hill like that. >> the whole thing was a fund-raiser for the children's tumor foundation.
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organizers say they raised $330,000. good for them. it gives a new meaning to the phrase "cold cash." they raised cold cash. >> cold cash, ba-dum-dum. getting on the map early. >> that was good. i don't know if i can top that. >> don't try. stop while you're ahead. the big scare in the air, what caused it and what the crew had to do. and ahead, brand new down-to-earth rules for private drones that can threaten airline flights. who's calling for regulations and who's fighting them. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by icy hot smart relief.
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we thought we heard almost every excuse possible for flight we thought we heard almost every excuse possible for flight delays but now a scorpion is to blame. you heard me right. an alaska airline flight from los angeles to portland took off an hour late over the weekend because a passenger was stung by a scorpion. the passenger got their revenge. they stomped on the scorpion and crew members searched for other unwelcome flyers after checked out by medics the passenger understandably decided to take another flight. i get that. >> definitely. federal regulators are stepping in to take the sting out of the nation's increasingly cluttered unfriendly skies.
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>> not just because of a growing number of airplanes. the faa is now proposing new rules to combat the uptick in the number of drones taking flight. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: inexpensive drones can take exceptional pictures and are popping up everywhere. we have seen these unmanned aircraft where they are not supposed to be, flying over the white house fence and crashing and close to landing jetliners all across the country. one of the concerns is that even a small drone like this could be sucked in to a jet engine causing catastrophic failure. the rules are aimed at using small drones less than 55 pounds for business purposes. >> the wind is tricky. the news media, farmers, utility companies, real estate brokers all want to fly. businesses can fly under these proposed rules if they pass a written test for operators who
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can only fly 500 feet during the day and must keep the aircraft in sight. that last rule is troublesome for some businesses, including amazon which wants to use drones to deliver goods. drones that would go off on their own, out of sight. the displeased online retailer says the government must move quickly to address the needs of our business and ultimately our customers. the government has heard such concerns and said the proposed drone rules which could take a year or two to approve are not the last word for this fast-flying technology. david kerley, abc news, daytona beach, florida. >> you know, i see that story and i think, who's going to be the traffic cop for these drones 10 to 20 years from now? >> that's a good question. a lot of questions raised. i'm happy to see that everyone is stepping in to figure the rules out now. you want something like this regulated. >> and i want my packages delivered same day by amazon. >> right to your doorstep. >> how about that. coming up -- you have heard of mansions
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and mega mansions but make way for the giga mansion. they are popping up in beverly hills like mushrooms. you may be surprised who is fighting them every step of the way. in our next half hour, one of the biggest media events of the year, the 40th anniversary celebration of "saturday night live." we'll have some of the most shocking moments. that's ahead in "the skinny." you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ that's what i'm talking about. beverly hills is often described as a ground zero for ostentatious displays of money. >> believe it or not, when it comes to bigger being better, even beverly hills has its limits. now a movement to build hotel-sized homes is facing a fierce backlash from an unlikely
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alliance of residents. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> there's 13 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms in total. >> mega real estate developer mohamed hadid has made a career of building luxury hotels and homes for the uber rich. such as this one showcased on bravo's reality show "real housewives of beverly hills," featuring his ex-wife yolonda foster. these days he is not making friends in beverly hills or more exclusive bel-air. tearing down mega mansions for the new giga mansions. and nearby residents like jennifer aniston, whose house is 8500 square feet, are fighting back, voicing outrage to city officials. >> the very idea that a building of 90,000 square feet can be called a home seems like a significant distortion of building codes. >> why build homes this size? this big? >> there is a need for it and you have customers asking for it. >> the ultra rich living richer.
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he said a new generation of global billionaires is driving this construction boom. >> what is the number one amenity buyers are looking for when they purchase a house of this magnitude? >> area. they want to have the space to have 200, 300 people party. several bar areas. an outdoor area, something specific about a house that is different from anybody else. >> reporter: luxury mansions soaring beyond 20,000 square feet are popping up on street after street. some 40,000 square feet and some reaching a staggering 90,000 square feet, bigger than the white house and taj mahal combined. to some, this kind of giga construction seems like a giga invasion. yards from this attorney's front door, this 30,000 wall of glass, steel and cement is being developed by mohamed hadid. >> i feel the privacy is gone.
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>> he says for 15 years he lived a quiet life tucked away in the hills until hadid bought the house above him, tore it down and began excavated thousands of cubic yards of soil. the city of los angeles is not happy either. they've issued a stop work order. >> we got our permits correctly. >> reporter: david kramer says the high end building boom started with aaron spelling's 56,000 square foot home. >> people saw the reality of we have buyers here. >> reporter: he sold the spelling manor for 85 million and said it opened the flood gates for larger, luxurious homes. now some are waiting for this ultra rich real estate bubble to burst. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> you know, i have to say i have a hard time understanding the objection. people should be able to do whatever they want with their house. >> i think they feel it messes up the neighborhood. a lot of people -- something similar going on in new york with foreign money coming in and buying up big properties. some people have a problem with
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okay. okay. time now for "the mix." you have a 3-year-old daughter. what do you do when she is bad. >> when she is bad she gets time out. she gets time-out. >> i have something for people if their children are acting up at home. >> i want to hear this. listen to this. these parents had some naughty kids and they didn't want to take a shower. they told the kids they once had a third brother but he refused to take a bath at night and they turned him in to a mushroom. that's bad, right? look at this. that is the photo album. they put pictures of a mushroom in the photo album to convince the kids. >> if you are going to sell the story you have to sell it. that's obvious question. where are photos of this mysterious brother. >> nobody sits with him. it is grainy black and white. he was born so long ago. >> they are the cleanest kids on
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record. >> they are afraid of becoming mushrooms now. moving right along. a human cannon ball. this is gem ma the jet kirby. 25 years old and what an accomplishment for a 25-year-old. she's been shot out of this cannon 500 times. she is part of the philadelphia circus extreme show. she moves at 66 miles an hour in that. a g-force of seven. i have no idea what it means but sounds impressive. she says she hopes to knock 1,000 flights by the time her two-year tour is over. i'm not great at math but if he she wants to hit a thousand, she is shot out more than once a day. >> no, less. >> 365 times two. she wants to hit 1,000. >> we will do the math later. she is getting shot out of the cannon a lot. >> that's what we know. >> another one for you. we have talked about dumb criminals. you see criminals doing dumb things.
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>> that's why they are criminals because they are dumb. >> look at this. apparently got high on synthetic cannabis. they took a mug shot of him and guess what, he fell asleep. they kept trying to wake him up. his name is christopher shirley. he was arrested for driving while -- you can see why. fell asleep by the time he got to the wal-mart. they kept trying to wake him up for the mug shot and he kept falling asleep. >> that's a great anti-drug -- don't be this guy he is a dope. westminster agility competition. you'll see why in a second. this dog is hot stuff. look at him go. >> love it. >> i'm impressed. i don't think we need to say much. look at this dog. we see why he won. >> i love him. >> top winner, 330 dogs competed. the agility competition is a new one and he's kicking off the inaugural year in style. >> look at how fired up he is. he is like i can do it again, i
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ai this morning on "world news now," disruptive sto this morning on "world news now," disruptive storms. the latest blizzard in new england and how a storm gaining strength in the southeast could cause big trouble again in the northeast. we'll get the latest from accu-weather. terror fears as isis claims to execute more hostages. the u.s. sounds an alarm about young recruits lured by the rebels to fight. trash talk. she makes her own toothpaste and detergent to cut down on garbage. what everyone can learn from one woman's passion for protecting the environment. live from new york, it is "saturday night live's" 40th anniversary on a sunday. the biggest moments from last night and the excitement you may have missed on the special. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this monday, february 16th.
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>> announcer:s from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this president's day. i'm mara schiavocampo. >> and i'm ryan smith. we are in for reena and t.j. i was excited to see the eddie murphy part of that, and let me just say the will farrell part was a little better. >> what blew me away, kanye west's performance. not in a good way. i'm confused and frightened. >> we have to talk about that. confused and frightened. wow. speaking of frightened, we begin with the brutal weather slamming the northeast. as fast as one storm moves out another blows in. >> temperatures are plummeting below zero in boston this morning where another foot of snow led to treacherous whiteout conditions and this massive pileup. more than 20 cars collided on a slick highway. >> high winds knocked out power to tens of thousands ahead of the new storm expected to dump snow and ice as far as arkansas. we get the latest from abc's gloria riveria. >> reporter: boston's mayor speechless as the snow continues to fall on his city.
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>> i don't know what to say anymore. hopefully it will stop eventually. >> reporter: seven feet in the last month and the winter storm isn't finished yet. whiteout conditions, blizzard-strength winds. and a wicked arctic chill covering tens of millions from the midwest to the east coast. the storm created extremely dangerous conditions for drivers. a massive pileup in indiana. in chicago a 40-car pileup. leaving drivers stuck, jumping over the median. power lines no match for the storm. in new hampshire, a strip mall collapsed. the roof buckling under the weight of all of that snow. in maine the raging ocean leaving seaside communities crusted in ice. >> when i can stand here and watch the waves come half way up that house. >> reporter: in massachusetts the cleanup can't wait for the snow to stop. the transit authority sending out trains to blast through the snow covering boston's rail
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lines. city streets virtually empty except for snow piles and a few brave pedestrians. the governor wants to keep it that way. >> somebody who gets trapped out there, just going to be a bad day to be on the roads. >> visibility is really bad. mostly white. you can't really see a lot. >> if i wasn't going to work i would be staying home. >> reporter: boston ready to get over the winter weather, if it wasn't too busy getting buried under it. gloria riviera, abc news, new york. more bad news. another round of snow is hitting the northeast today and tomorrow after dumping an icy mix on the south. >> this one-two punch is delaying airline travelers as far away as los angeles with hundreds of cancellations already today. accu-weather stephanie olmo has the forecast. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, ryan and mara. we begin the workweek with a winter storm now impacting the southeast region. bringing in snow across the mid-atlantic state. there are winter storm warnings and watches across this area.
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further south we are dealing with rain. the wet weather interacting with the colder air, that is producing an icy mix. taking a closer look where we have the icy conditions, along the i-40 corridor all the way to charlotte. exercise caution. also if you are traveling i-20. power outages are likely through the area. two to four inches expected in nashville and much of kentucky picking up six to 12 inches by the time it is said and done. the system will track north and east and produce snow across the northeast region. ryan and mara, back to you. >> all right, stephanie. thank you so much for that. breaking news from the middle east where egypt has struck isis targets in libya. this comes after a group loyal to isis released video purportedly showing the beheading of egyptian christians. abc news is not showing that gruesome video. the killing suggest the islamic militant group established an affiliate less than 500 miles from italy. one of the militants in the
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video makes direct reference to that possibility saying the group now plans to conquer rome. the u.s.-led campaign against isis is facing a major challenge, how to stop young fighters from joining the group. a complex issue as we hear from abc's martha raddatz. reporting from jordan. terrorists have flooded into syria and iraq from around the world, including just across the jordan iraq border or isis flourishes and driving along the border we saw jordanian tanks and forces deployed as fears grow that isis fighters could bring the battle to jordan. after that shocking execution of the jordanian pilot burned alive, much of the arab and muslim world rallied against isis, but that execution and the coalition air strikes have also galvanized legions of isis supporters. young men, like those we met outside of a mosque, are also inspired to fight.
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>> what is that that motivates you to want to go to syria and fight? >> syrians are our brothers and when you see how they are being killed you just have the motivation to go and fight. >> many of those who answered the call of jihad from jordan have been encouraged by this man, a well-known radical cleric, previously imprisoned for leading anti-government protests. he said isis made a mistake by burning the pilot alive but defended sending extremist fighters to syria. >> this is for the sake of god went too far in syria. >> a fight, he said, that men and women are willing to face prison for or death. martha raddatz, abc news, amman, jordan. police in denmark have identified the suspect in two weekend shootings as a 22-year-old with a criminal record. they say he shot dead a film maker at a free speech event and a security guard at a synagogue before being killed by police.
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authorities say he may have been inspired by islamic terrorists and possibly the massacre in paris last month. in ukraine, a shaky cease fire that went in to effect on sunday seems to be holding this morning, though some fighting has broken out. two civilians were killed overnight as a result of shelling in one eastern town. if the truce does hold, both sides are set to pull tanks and other weapons away from the frontlines later today. budget impasse could lead to the shutdown of the homeland security department at the end of the month. house speaker john boehner said he is prepared to allow the funding for the agency to lapse. a bill passed in the house would cover the department through september 30th, but it calls to overturn president obama's move to limit deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. however it stands no chance of passing in the senate. the labor dispute at west coast ports is having a ripple affect across the u.s. auto industry. beginning today, honda is slowing production at plants in indiana, ohio and canada because parts are stuck on ships that haven't been unloaded.
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the factories build some of honda's biggest sellers, and president obama sent the labor secretary to the west coast to help get labor talks moving again. also from the west coast, ten people, most of them high school basketball players are recovering this morning after a scary school bus crash. it happened in the seattle suburbs. the 53-year-old female bus driver said the brakes failed. the bus drifted to the shoulder and rolled on to the left side. those injured suffered cuts, concussions and a broken arm. in the meantime, it was a rough day for one of oscar mayer's wiener mobiles. it was left on the side of the road near harrisburg, pennsylvania, after smashing in to a pole. it's going to need big repairs, including a new windshield and bumper. no one was injured and the company has several other wiener mobiles they can call in to duty. >> okay. >> good to know they have a backup. >> there you go. this past weekend was valentine's day. we hope everyone got to do
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something special for that someone special. >> that was certainly the case in portland, oregon, where they hosted what was dubbed the world's first known cuddle convention. it was an all-day affair. 100 people hanging out and celebrating human connection through touch. >> isn't that cute? those folks were in to it claiming the whole thing wasn't about being overly sexualized they said it was just about communication. >> i have to wonder, though, if some people weren't going there hoping for a little more than some cuddling. >> not really a cuddler -- well, a little -- now i'm getting in to an area i don't think i want to get in to. >> i think human touch is good for everyone but i wonder if some go to the event thinking cuddling isn't the only thing on the menu. >> yeah? >> maybe. some people think that way. not me. >> i don't think so. >> i think it is on the up and up. coming up in "the skinny," all the fun you didn't see during last night's "saturday night live" 40th anniversary show. you have to love that one. and kevin durant proves he's an mvp on the court and in the classroom.
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♪ ♪ i love my meta health bars. because when nutritious tastes this delicious i don't miss the other stuff. meta health bars help promote heart health. experience the meta effect with our multi-health wellness line. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ well for those in search of that perfect cup of coffee, it turns out there's an app for that. you can't drink your phone. of course you need to buy the world's first wi-fi enabled coffee maker that goes on sale this month. it allows you to control your bean grinding coffee strength and number of cups from your
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tablet or smartphone and also wakes you up, lets you know when the machine is low on water and all for 230 bucks but a great thing to wake up with that fresh cup. >> i'd say that is money well spent. >> you are getting one. from the smarter coffee maker to a greener environmental movement, a young woman in new york claims to have found a way to create zero trash for two years. >> it may sound impossible. she says anyone can do it. she shows abc's marci gonzalez how she did it. >> reporter: it's something most of us do every day, but lauren singer is one of the few exceptions. >> i have sent nothing to the landfill in two years. >> reporter: she's created some garbage, but this is it. >> this is all of my trash for the past two years. >> reporter: the epa says the average american is responsible for four pounds of waste every day, singer can single out every scrap of her trash. >> this has everything from food wrappers and some inside washing instruction labels.
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>> reporter: she started with really small steps, like bringing a reusable mug to the coffee shops instead of disposable cups. then she thought of other things we throw away and started to cut back more. >> can i get a vodka martini instead of a skewer or anything, without a skewer, napkin or coaster. so no disposable stuff. >> she changed shopping habits. >> i bring my containers to the store and fill them with produce and to avoid food waste i compost my food scraps. >> reporter: and makes her own products at home from laundry detergent to toothpaste. >> i'm able to have it package free and save a lot of money making my own products. toothpaste can range from 2 to $7. i can make mine for pennies. >> she says anyone can do this. >> you don't have to be a certain type of person to want to, or to be able to reduce the amount of trash. >> reporter: allen says it is a growing movement that could have a big impact. >> we have no choice but to
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engage in these small changes because there's no one big thing that we could do to solve the global problems. >> reporter: so singer is sharing what she's learned. keeping a blog and running a company selling her homemade products, hoping to inspire more people to do a bit less of this. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> i'm a little skeptical of the toothpaste and detergent. that aside i think what she is doing is smart. small ways to try to make things better. >> i think it is environmentally sound. she has a government job working for the environmental protection agency. that's me. that's how i roll. i want to see how she works out if she had children. >> is that how you take out the trash? >> that's how i take out the trash. i have my white slacks on. >> collar turned up. >> collar turned up. >> only way to do it. >> good look for taking trash out. >> can you reuse diapers? >> cloth diapers like they did for centuries. >> some don't use diapers. let's get off this subject. >> we're going down a bad path. some red carpet surprises
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from "snl's" 40th anniversary bash. and cindy crawford like you have never seen her before. "the skinny" is up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it's time for "the skinny." topping our headlines this
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morning, the big "snl" 40th anniversary bash here in new york city. >> live from new york, the gala event brought together celebrities of all stripes and political persuasions, including the sarah palin, which surprised me really. the real thing, not tina fey. how about that? although tina was there of course too. >> gracing the red carpet, hollywood power couple tom hanks and his ever classy wife rita wilson. >> and always a class act herself, sigourney weaver. she looks amazing. >> gorgeous. >> now on to the show. one of the biggest highlights is upping the ante for the soap opera spoof "the californians." bradley cooper showed up in super short shorts as craig the pool boy. and then this happened. >> oh, yeah. >> bradley cooper lip locking with the 90-year-old betty white for longer than anyone really wanted to see. >> i'm good now. wow, that's a lot. thank you, guys. can you please block this. okay.
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next a weekend update for the ages. how about this, tina fey, amy poehler , jane curtain talking over the anchor desk and then this happened, tina was warned. >> i missed -- you don't know that one? the shark. they used to do the knock knock knock and it was the shark. >> and come and eat people. unfortunately no one was warned about what would happen when eddie murphy hit the stage. expectations high because he was a legend there. he did no impressions, no character reprisals. he spoke only briefly and he ended on a pause as he tossed to commercial which was awkward. >> honestly looks like he had a tiff with somebody and thought he wasn't going to do anything. there is a five-minute intro and he did 30 seconds of standing there. >> interesting back story there. and then what i found to be the most perplexing moment of the night, kanye west's performance. we are showing him get up but he
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spent the first several minutes laying flat on his back, which i don't know if you can call that performing and then this happened. people were crawling around. but it scared me. this is like the stuff of nightmares, right? we are showing this to people in the middle of the night. that's wrong. >> look away if you are going to have nightmares. just for a second. he's creepy. what happened to him? >> exactly. [ screaming ] >> next -- >> creepy kanye. >> celebrating the body beautiful. >> unretouched photo of cindy crawford has been making the rounds on social media and that has been leaked there. in it she bares nearly all. >> the photo has been getting rave reviews. crawford said she thinks at any age it is important to be comfortable in your own skin. >> amen, sister. >> in time for the oscars one nominee tied the knot. congratulations. british actor, benedict cumberbatch confirmed he and his fiance sophie hunter married on valentine's day on the isle of
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white. it was a private ceremony. >> cumberbatch is up for an best actor oscar for the movie "the imitation game. got to catch that. more coming up.
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♪ ♪ nba doesn't tip off again until thursday following last night's defense optional all-star game. i'm told that wasn't a lot of -- >> that's not defense when you don't put a hand up. >> they are all friends, an exhibition game. right? good time for all. the western conference all stars went out to a 20-point lead in the first half. >> the east rallied tying the game at 148-all. the west took it from there and won 163-158. and russell westbrook from the okc thunder named mvp. he scored 41 points. incredible. i watched part of it. in the lead up to the big game, by the way, a full weekend chock full of fancy parties and celebrations. >> taking a break from the glitz
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and glamour were some of the game's biggest stars who gave a group of schoolchildren a surprise they will never forget. here's abc's paula faris. >> it can be especially dangerous. crosses over. >> reporter: not only is kevin durant the reigning mvp on the court. >> are you kidding me? >> he's gracious. >> real mvp. >> reporter: and loves to give back to the community. the oklahoma city thunder star stopped by a public school in new york city as part of the nba fit program, helping to host a clinic with some of his smallest fans. >> are you ready to surprise some kids? >> reporter: we had exclusive access for the big reveal. you take it pretty serious that you're a role model for these kids, don't you? >> yeah, i do. i feel like it is my duty to teach what i have been taught and learned over the years and try to give back and help as much as i can. >> reporter: stars dwayne wade, andrew wiggins and russell westbrook showed kids some skills on the hardwood in fit
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clinics in 100 big apple schools. even king james bringing his talents to a manhattan high school, cheering on future foul line sharp shooters. >> good job. >> reporter: having durant show up to that school was a huge slam-dunk, even if the students couldn't quite figure out his height. >> how tall do you think he is? >> six foot. >> seven feet. >> i don't know. really tall. >> reporter: at 6'9", durant hoping to raise up the next generation of basketball players. >> encourage them and let them know anything is possible really does help. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> class act all the way. >> true. i agree completely. >> all of these guys. by the way, don't miss our updates on facebook at coming up we will have more news from abc. don't go anywhere. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. decades.
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making news in america this morning. wicked weather. more snow on the way as people wake up to dangerously low temperatures. well below zero in areas and travel delays and a messy mix across the south. snow ice and sleet. we're tracking it all. >> another arab country joining the fight against isis after the militant group releases an execution video with numerous hostages. the details coming in. >> unwanted guests. a creepy, crawly surprise for passengers on a plane. how a scorpion got onboard and stung a woman. >> live from new york "saturday night live" celebrates 40 years of laughs. eddy murphy's return and the lip lock that everybody is talking about.


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