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these flames. many of the cars just burst into flames due to the intense heat from that one fire. it ended up putting virtually the entire parking garage up in flames. 1400 cars. luckily no serious injuries reported. >> a thousand cars. >> 1,400. back here in the u.s., there's a brand-new champion for the #me too movement. >> gretchen carlson is taking over. here's abc's linsey davis. >> miss america is gretchen carlson. >> reporter: here she is, gretchen carlson, the 1989 winner is taking over the pageant after sam haskell resigned after leaked e-mails exposing alleged crude, sexist and derogatory comments. 2013 miss america mallory hagan belittled for her weight and love life.
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>> having someone bully you, belittle you, demain you, degrade you in any way is not okay. >> reporter: both she and carlson are among the 50 former miss americas who demanded haskell and others step down, describing a toxic environment, something carlson says she experienced first hand at fox news. >> you fear you're not going to be believed. you're going to lose your job. >> reporter: carlson famously went public about allegations of sexual harassment at fox news and settled a lawsuit for $20 million against then fox news ceo roger ailes. >> we have to make it a safer environment. >> reporter: also the announcement of "times up." it's 300 women working in hollywood coming together to provide legislation and a legal defense fund to help less privileged women protect themselves against sexual misconduct. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> that same initiative is being
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taken on by many of the actresses at the golden globes, but this will be the first time a former winner will serve as the leader of the organization. >> gretchen tweeting that she's honored to be able to move this program forward. when we come back, the high drama on the season premiere of "the bachelor." >> our analyst has a full report. "the skinny" is next. so i feel lighter. try metamucil, and begin to feel what lighter feels like. when you said youe, sir. were at the doctor, but your shirt says you were at a steakhouse... that's when you know it's half-washed. add downy odor protect with 24-hour odor protection. downy and it's done.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it is "the skinny" time here on a tuesday. we're going to start with the season premiere of "the bachelor." >> season 22 is off to an awkward start with four contestants named lauren and a conspicuous lack of weird jobs. >> wrapping it up is our senior global national only analyst "bachelor" analyst, did i get it all in?
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>> contributor. >> who was home watching the rose bowl but somehow filled us all in. >> "bachelor" analyst jack sheahan, episode one, arie's season of the "the bachelor." we learned a little bit about arie. >> my little brother got married. then i saw my friends getting married and starting to have kids. i wanted that so badly. >> then the arrivals. lots of women getting out of the limo. everyone trying to make a good impression. >> i hear you're the kissing bandit. >> whose idea was that? >> 100% not surprised that someone would swoop in on high time with him. >> oh, dear. >> she immediately started kind of saying about rude things makell after makell came and stole arie away. >> arie the kissing bandit, kissing on the first night. that went well.
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>> for the second time. >> i had to interrupt this time. >> other dear. awkward. finally time for the rose ceremony. arie making the tough decisions. >> tia. >> not everyone can have a rose. some took it better than others. >> thank you. >> my mom was just so excited. she was just like, this is your turn. >> i know i deserve love. i know i do. >> one guarantee, we're in for what's likely to be the most romantic, most emotional, most dramatic season of "the bachelor" in history. analyst out. [ laughter ] >> that's just a thing of genius. i don't even know how he does that. >> without even watching. >> absolutely. he knew there would be arrivals. knew about the drama. >> he knew they would be drinking, bottoms up.
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>> bottoms up. >> knew there would be an awkward moment. >> kissing. >> and that he would kiss on the first night. we're going to have to add psychic to the very long title. by the way, that did not look like a safe way. >> to be jet skiing? >> yeah. >> yeah, they weren't even wearing helmets. no protection. next to an update on the comeback queen, shall we? mariah carey. >> after last year's technical meltdown, carrie pulled off what appeared to be a kodak performance. but after sing "vision of love", she took a breather telling the audience her show was a quote, disaster, because she was not given a cup of hot tea. >> of course that is last year's performance that was a disaster. but this morning, we're glad to
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report that she got her beverage. sharing a snap-on instagram saying "found my tea." crisis averted. >> do you think that was a joke? >> oh, yeah. >> her way of this is a disaster, trying to mock last year complaining? >> yeah. >> mystery solved. more proof that the british royals are just like us. >> prince harry reportedly flew his fiancee meghan markle to the french riviera for new year's for a quick getaway. >> they flew on british airways, get this, in coach, next to the toilets! >> oh, my gosh. they both dressed down, the prince in jeans and a jacket and markle in minimal makeup and a beanie cap. >> yeah, but apparently, they weren't too anonymous, they headed straight to the back with three bodyguards taking up three rows of economy seats.
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not quite like traveling. >> on those seats near the bathroom, it's kind of cool, only twofer in coach. we'll be back. ♪
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dulcolax. designed for dependable relief. ♪ okay, so it's been a bus okay, so it's been a busy weekend and not just because of the holiday. >> that's right. while many of you were probably partying, the news headlines were packed. we have you covered with the weekend rewind. >> vacation horror unfolding in costa rica. a passenger plane crashing in that country. >> on board this flight, two costa rican pilots, onboard tour guide amanda geissler and two american families. >> investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash. >> authorities in colorado have identified the man who opened fire on police in an apartment complex in an affluent denver suburb. they say matthew riehl shot them, killing one of them.
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>> 29-year-old deputy zachary parish does not make it out. >> what a great day for our community. what a great day. >> the nation's most populous state joining a growing list of others where recreational marijuana is permitted even though the federal government continues to classify pot as a controlled substance like heroin or lsd. >> police in brockport responded to a 911 call about an intruder inside someone's home eating cookies. body cam footage shows the confrontation, police going in. there he or she is. it's a squirrel! lunging at the officer. they tasered that squirrel. you can hear the squirrel shrieking "don't tase me, bro."
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>> michel's turn, running all the way, gets to the end. season n sony michel running all the way. >> the new year gets started with frigid temperatures. straight across the country. >> i feel like i'm being stabbed in my feet. it's the worst pain i've ever felt in my feet. >> the temperature, do you feel it? it's 10 degrees. >> people around the world rang in 2018 with fireworks, balloons, confetti and plenty of noise. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> i like that. how key west rings in the new year. >> they do it in iconic fashion, i'll tell you. happy new year's to them. >> do you know what day it is? it's national cream puff day and national personal trainer awareness day. >> oh, we're aware of personal trainers. >> we're aware of the cream puffs too. >> we prefer the cream puffs. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. for
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good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following on tuesday morning on "world news now." we have some breaking news from overnight. there were long lines at airports because the customs and border protections computer system went down. the agency says there was no threat to national security. new york's mayor is making an announcement today about new barriers designed to prevent terrorists from ramming cars onto bike paths and sidewalks. it comes after a man plowed into a manhattan bike path killing 12 people on halloween. and the first day of the year closed with a big thrill for sky gazers. a super moon. >> yay! a super moon. >> when the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky. >> nasa called this one the
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biggest and brightest of 2017. that's your taxpayer dollars. it will be a border war for college football's national championship. alabama battles for its second crown in three years. meanwhile georgia survives a thriller against oklahoma in the rose bowl. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, january 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i didn't mean it was biggest super moon of 2018 yet. that's one day. it will be the biggest and brightest one for all of 2018. >> i liked it better when we thought they were pointing out that it's the biggest and brightest of the year so far. >> so our top story this hour is the frigid kickoff to 2018. the coldest days of the year yet. high temperatures in much of the country won't break the freezing mark today. >> there's a hard freeze warning
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in effect overnight in southern arkansas where fountains have even frozen. temperatures there aren't expected to rise above freezing until midday tomorrow. >> and auto accidents are more dangerous in this weather. a condition collision in connecticut sent one driver off the road into this icy river. they expected to be okay. >> we are expecting perhaps a foot of snow with additional lake effect snow, possibility of whiteouts and traffic disruptions for just about everyone in the great lakes area. taking a look, expecting the cold wave will persist, staying frigid for the northeast. snow showers around the great lakes. arctic air punching its way ferociously. across the ohio valley region. looking for that ferocious weather as well all the way down to tampa. kendis, diane. and president trump is shrugging off the latest warning from north korean leader kim jong un who is bragging about its nuclear advances.
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>> the president and first lady returned to washington last night. south korea offered to hold high-level talks with pyongyang about the olympics. turns out kim jong-un offered tt send a delegation to the olympics in the same harsh words he used with the united states. >> reporter: the new year brings plenty of challenges. he acknowledged as much in remarks to the guest at mar-a-lago obtained by cnn. >> we have some pretty good enemies out there, but step by step, they're being defeated. there are some bad people, bad people. but that's okay. [cheers and applause] some day maybe they'll love us. >> reporter: hard to imagine the young leader trump has belittled as little rocket man will ever come around. north korea's kim jong-un with his message included a threat. the u.s. should know that the nuclear button is on my desk he said. the entire u.s. mainland is
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within our nuclear strike range. that may or may not be true. president trump was asked about that. >> we'll see, we'll see. >> reporter: if the recent past is any guide, trump won't take kindly to any overt threats. >> they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> reporter: the former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff offered this grim assessment to martha raddatz this weekend. >> we're actually closer in my view to a nuclear war with north korea and in that region than we've ever been, and i just don't see how, i don't see the opportunities to solve this diplomatically at this particular point. >> reporter: the u.s. has long considered north korea's nuclear ambitions to be a threat to national security. and kim jong un now insists that his country's nuclear readiness is a reality, including an
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ability to strike at targets inside the u.s. mainland. that's a huge test for president trump. david wright, abc news, west palm beach. the president has a lot on his plate as lawmakers return to washington and to work tomorrow. he's heading to camp david this weekend with republican leaders to try to map out their 2018 legislative agenda. he is expected to unveil a long-awaited infrastructure plan and he's also working on an immigration bill as well as a funding bill to keep the government funded and not shut down. a 16-year-old be being held in the killings of his parents and sister is due in court this morning. police say he fled with his grandfather. the town is rocked. aaron katersky has more. >> reporter: a new year's eve tragedy in long branch, new jersey where a 16-year-old male is believed responsible for shooting his parents, an older sister and family friend.
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>> all supervisorser 6-35. >> reporter: that young man is now in police custody. >> i've heard reports about this being terrorist connected. we're investigating this strictly as a domestic incident that occurred within the confines of this home. >> reporter: steven and linda, their 18-year-old daughter brittany and a 7-year-old who lived at the home mary schultz were all killed. the alleged shooter whose name is not released because of his age faces a single count of murder and that weapon, according to police, a semi-automatic rifle. >> the weapon was legally owned and registered to a family member. >> reporter: police responded to a 911 call within the home and discovered the quadruple murder. the young man known as the shooter was not previously none was arrested without incident, his grandfather and brother were not targeted. they left the home unharmed. the motive for the crime was nut
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disclosed. aaron katersky, abc news, new york. former miss america and fox news anchor gretchen carlson says she's honored to be the miss america's new leader. carlson takes over the board after controversial comments came to light. they included comments about miss america's sex lives. she left fox news after a sexual harassment lawsuit against then chairman roger ailes. pope francis calls on people to get rid of useless baggage and that we should focus on things that really matter. and work for peace. he also called for more assistance for refugees and migrant and less consumerism. his advice included setting aside a moment of silence daily to be with god. okay, so it might be brutally cold in half the country, but it will be balmy, 71 in southern california, and that is sending many people to the beach.
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but there's some threat on some stretches of sand. stingrays. >> nearly 100 people have been stung in huntington beach. safety officials say the problem is the weather. it's too nice. warm temperatures combined with low tides and lots of people mean lots of chances for the rays to do their work. but there is a way to stay safe in the water. >> if you shuffle your feet, you'll kick them out of way prior to stepping on top of them and they'll scoot away and won't sting you. >> the stingray shuffle. a good dance move. >> also, don't go in the water. how about that? coming up, the new green rush across the golden state. instead of the gold rush. >> yes. >> thousands of californians are lining up for their first tokes of legal marijuana, but not everyone is ready to cash in on the state's new cash crop. and later, the houston family still struggling to rebuild from hurricane harvey that's now got its rhythm back,
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nearly two years after residents voted to legalize nearly two years after residents voted to legalize recreational pot sales, the golden state facing a very different kind of gold rush. thousands of people have been lining up outside stores licensed to sell the drug. >> not everyone's finding this a cause for celebration. >> the california highway patrol is already bracing for a spike in duis. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: in california, they're lining up to light up. >> we've been lookin' forward to this day for a long time, haven't we? >> reporter: marijuana game legal to buy and possess for anyone 21 and over. lines forming outside dispensaries from oakland to san diego. >> we were here about 5:00 this morning. it's history. >> reporter: and business is set to boom. what's expected to be a $7 billion industry in the state. and dispensaries are bracing for the rush. >> we're getting ready.
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we have five new registers, six new bud tenders. >> reporter: these stores offer can base coffee, cookies, candy, even dog treats. but easy access makes the california highway patrol uneasy. >> you can look at the states that have legalized it and they've seen an uptick in collisions. it's a concern for us. >> reporter: with legality come taxes. the california pot industry is expected to generate over $1 billion in taxes. now some of that is already earmarked towards marijuana research, education and drug treatment programs. >> all right, thank matt gutman for that report. about 90 retailers statewide got licenses. but major cities los angeles and san francisco are among cities where they're not selling yet because local laws haven't caught up yet. >> so we'll have to go to a medical dispensary? >> i suppose. >> and get help with their anxiety. >> you thought of that solution quickly. in case you've missed it,
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apple has taken the unusual move of slashing the price of one of its products by more than 63%. >> the company has announced it's reducing the amount of its out of warranty replacement batteries from $79 to just $29. >> that's amid charges that apple deliberately slows down older iphones to allow batteries to keep up with newer features. but in a statement they said they would never intentionally do anything to shorten the life of any apple product. all right, coming up, new year's resolutions to put more green in your pocket. >> yeah, we're checking some of them out. easy ways to get into financial shape for 2018. our analyst standing by. i ...prilosec otc 7 years ago,my doctor recommended... 5 years ago, last week. just 1 pill each morning, 24 hours and zero heartburn. it's been the number 1 doctor recommended brand for 10...
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♪ ♪ welcome back. ♪ welcome back. it is time to make some new year's financial resolutions. and here to show us how to cut our debt and save more is our consumer expert vera gibbons here this morning, and i hate to see her putting me to the test. >> good morning. >> let's go through some popular goals. resolution number one is to pay off credit card debt. >> mm-hm.
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and i'm going to quiz you and find out if you know anything about personal finance. how much debt do you think the average household currently has, over $25,000, over $15,000 or over $5,000? >> i'd say definitely over $15,000. >> ding, ding, ding, you got it. over $15,000. that is the current amount. it's approaching $16,000. $15,654 right now. about 50% of households roll that debt over month to month. they're paying about $900 in interest. paying this off should be a top priority. because in 2018 we're going to get more interest rate hikes. but, then, what are the solutions for paying it off? you know that we have $50,000 in debt. >> there's no one size fits all strategy. some people like to chip away at the card that has the most, others like to nail the one that has the least amount because it makes them feel good.
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you just have to have a strategy. >> another popular resolution, save more. >> your options. >> $600. >> not quite 1%, about 3% or just over 5%? >> i'll say not quite 1%. >> just a little over that. but that's not good. 5%, 4%, 3% over the last couple years. personal finance experts say you need to stash away 10% to 15%. we're not doing that. you want to make a resolution to try to save more in 2018. >> all right, how do you technically save more? >> you spend less, i guess. >> that is one strategy. build an emergency fund. that is definitely one of the key things. >> this is an important resolution. a lot of people get into predict
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unexpected job loss or car repairs. how many americans have no emergency savings whatsoever, 11 million, 32 million or 57 million. >> i'm going to go with the top. 57 million. >> 57 million americans. this is not a good number. what does happen if you have an unexpected job loss or medical bill, you end up putting it on the credit card, charging up a storm, not good. you want at least six months' safety net to go. the easiest way to do that is have it set up for a certain a money from your paycheck into your savings. >> and we're seeing by that six months of your salary. >> maybe more than that depending on your situation, but that's the general ballpark. >> that is frightening to know. so, resolution number four is boost your credit. >> right. so, this is an important resolution. if you have bad credit, it makes it difficult to buy or rent a home, land a job or purchase a car or get a cell phone or all of the above. >> so, no test there? >> no there is a test. the answer is all of the above. here's the thing. bad credit makes it difficult to do all these things.
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it's just a tough situation you're putting yourself in. so you really want to make it priority to actually boost your credit score. you should, first, if you don't know what it is, you should find out what your score is by going to annual credit report.com and you want to pay your bills on time. that accounts for the largest component of your score. having a responsible mix of credit, not having too much. things like that. >> not having $15,000 as debt. >> ooh, yeah. >> and with the calendar turn being, you get one year closer to retirement. for me, it's to recommit to retirement. >> retirement's a lot different today than your fathers and grandfathers. people aren't sitting on the back porch drinking lemonade. they're working. what is the percentage of americans who plan to work in retirement. over 30%, over 50%, 70%? >> i'm going to go 30%. and we're not talking walmart greeter here. >> some of them are doing
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part-time gigs like that. we've got a growing percentage of pre-retirees becoming you know are drivers, airbnb, anything they can to bring in a little extra cash. it's, it's social. they like the flexibility and they do like having a little extra money. >> over 30%. >> mm-hm. >> working after retirement. >> surely we will be having these conversations next year at this time. how do we keep our resolutions? >> smart. smart. s-m-a-r-t. specific, measurable, attain only, realistic, timable. >> specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, terrific. now you know why my resolutions are all gone by 2015. >> good advice there. >> thanks, kendis. >> do check out vera's website. nonpoliticalnews dot call.
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>> a beloved center piece of one home has finally been replaced. gloria rivera has their story. >> reporter: eric harding knew the piano his son loved so much was a total loss after hurricane harvey flooded their home. ♪ theirs, one of 350,000 homes destroyed by rising water in the town of friendswood, texas. back to salvage what he could, eric sat down to play, rusty springs and a broken baseboard, one last song, the video going viral. grammy nominated vanessa carlton noticin noticing, feeting, this is so important. i would like to get him a replacement piano if this one doesn't make it. just as they are finishing rebuilding their home, the final touch, the new piano delivered this week. >> it's been hard to mentally stay hopeful through the whole thing. ♪ >> reporter: their son, already
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practicing. >> it's a blessing to even have a chance to own one of these. it's amazing. >> the message that there's hope past the moment that you're in. >> reporter: for the hardings, that is the sound of resilience. gloria rivera, abc news, washington. >> it's so hard to see these people when they're going through the difficult part. but it's nice to see these little glimmers of hope there. >> it is. but i can't help but look at the contrast and think of the contrast, with victims of hurricane harvey who are dealing with their own issues, but also the people until puerto rico, though, dealing with the necessities of life. >> it really still looks like the beginnings of fighting the storm damage there. >> absolutely. that's news for this half hour. >> do remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. thanks for watching.
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this morning on "world news now," the deadly freeze gripping much of the country. >> from the midwest to new england, the arctic blast is not letting up. life-threatening wind chill alerts and temperatures in the single digits and below zero in many areas. there's a possibility of major new winter storms on the way. we'll bring you the latest next. and the tragic new year's plane crash in costa rica. two vacationing american families among those killed. the ntsb is investigating and new details emerging. the coast guard is on the scene of a dramatic rescue. check it out. here they jumped right into action helping to save an elderly man whose car went into the water and was sinking. we'll take you inside that moment. and the constant back and forth at the rose bowl. georgia and oklahoma taking it to double overtime. but only one is heading to the national championship game.
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it is tuesday, january 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." the best laid plans, we thought all right, we'll have a beautiful shot of all the people in times square suffering through the cold at this hour. >> yeah. >> and there goes laura and becky. they seem to be freezing, don't they? the overnight temperatures. >> oh, there's sam and joe. >> sam, yeah. yeah. >> this just means that people in new york, both tourists and locals are smarter. >> smart enough to know if it's 15 degrees overnight. >> i'm going to stay inside. >> exactly. >> but they're not alone, of course. a large part of the country is dealing with the cold gripping the nation. >> we are seeing temperatures as low as any in the past century, even in the middle of the night. you saw the two people in times square at least. probably a lot more crowded there. it's in the teens right now in new york city and it feels like minus 6. >> yeah.
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so later this morning it will feel like 20 below in the midwest, as well as new england. zero in washington, d.c., wow. and only the teens in the south. so, abc's erielle reshef gets us started. >> reporter: 2018 off to a bone-chilling start. spectators at philly's famous mummers parade bundled head to toe as the deep freeze grips nearly two-thirds of the country, the extreme cold responsible for at least five deaths. as records fall from the midwest to the northeast. in st. paul, minnesota, ten people taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. authorities believe a faulty boiler is to blame. firefighters battling this house fire in lincoln, nebraska, in negative 10 degree temperatures, spraying water that quickly turned to ice. in times square, crowds braving minus 4 windchill as the ball drops. 29 people taken to the hospital, the coldest new year's celebration in a century. at this hour, wind chill alerts stretching into the deep south.
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in dallas-ft. worth area, this officer slipping on the ice, then narrowly missed by a sliding car. >> and a whiteout caused by his multicar crash. >> you're afraid to stop because somebody will hit you. >> reporter: the final week of 2017 bringing seven feet of lake-effect snow to erie, pennsylvania. >> the roof has too much weight. >> reporter: this weekend, workers using massive tarps and a crane to lift snow off this roof of the shopping center and into the parking lot below. it has been in the teens in new york all day and hasn't been above freezing since christmas. we're on pace to have the longest stretch of freezing weather in decades. erielle reshef, abc news, new york. >> it's not going away anytime soon. >> let's get the forecast from accuweather's paul williams. >> good morning, diane, kendis. so, we're looking for unseasonably cold weather in charlotte, charleston, tampa, jackson, mississippi and all the
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way towards houston. not only there, but we're looking for the cold air to stay persistent through the northeast and the arctic chill to punch its way across. and we're looking for the coldest air of the season courtesy of this arctic high to wrap around the north central part of the country. let's talk about something here. blizzard expected throughout portions of the northeast. it's going to set up with unusually cold air, 30 and below, just brutal cold throughout portions of the northeast. then we watch out for two scenarios, if the low swings a little closer to us. we are watching out for a major snowstorm that could bring feet of snow along the east coast. kendis, diane? >> feet of snow. wow. >> paul, thank you. and president trump is getting back to work following a 11-day stay at his mar-a-lago resort in florida. he arrived back at the white house last night after another day of golfing and tweeting. after protests in iran, he
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slammed the government saying it's time for a change. in another tweet, he accused pakistan of lies and deceit. he is facing a hefty to-do list. he's planning to roll out his infrastructure plan for starters, and he wants to work out an immigration deal for the so-called d.r.e.a.m.ers. and avert a government shutdown. and north korea started out the new year by issuing a fresh threat to the united states, jooung used his annual address to warn that nuclear forces are a reality, saying the nuclear button is on his desk. he added that the entire u.s. mainland is within striking distance. president trump responded by saying "we'll see." kim jong un also said his country might send a delegation to the winter olympics in south korea and seoul is offering to hold high-level talks to discuss that option. a team from the national transportation safety board is joining the investigation into the crash that killed ten americans in costa rica. they're looking at strong winds
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as a likely factor but not ruling out possible mechanical problems. the small plane went down sunday shortly after takeoff killing two american families, a tour guide from wisconsin and their two local pilots. the families were bruce and ire rein steinberg, the new york family there. and from florida, mitchell and leslie weiss. both doctors, traveling with their two kids. and just hours ago, a southwest airlines flight was forced to return to seattle over a problem with the nose gear. the plane was heading to baltimore when the mechanical issue cropped up. the pilot had to circle over washington state and burn off fuel before landing safely back at seatac airport. and police in texas have issued an amber alert for the search for two girls that may have been abducted, one child is 7 and the other is 14. an amber alert comes after a mother had been found dead inside a home. they searching for a 44-year-old man who also lived in that home. he is a person of interest in the woman's death and possibly connected to the girls' disappearance.
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they suspect he may be heading for louisiana. and tennessee authorities are searching for two gunmen suspected of shooting two memphis area officers. an altercation broke out at a club. the officers were shot, both officers were hit as was a club goer. but all three are expected to be okay. a third suspect was arrested on monday morning. now to the small community of highlands ranch, colorado which is in mourning this morning. a candlelight vigil was held to honor zachary parish. who died zurngd sunday during an ambush. people are bringing flowers, cards and other items, memorials for the officers. now, we're also learning disturbing new details about the gunman, an iraq war veteran with a troubled history. abc's clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: in highlands ranch, colorado, 2018 is beginning with a life ending. >> shots fired, shots fired! >> reporter: five officers responding to a disturbance call early sunday and two civilians
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shot in a violent ambush. >> the person is still inside the apartment still. >> reporter: 29-year-old zachary parish, married with two young daughters was killed. >> we have one deputy down inside the apartment. >> reporter: three of the four wounded officers are out of the hospital. >> libertarian candidate. >> reporter: the gunman, 37-year-old matthew riehl was killed by an s.w.a.t. team. he was already on police radar. for rants against police. he posted these photos last summer showing a rifle. he graduated law school at the university of wyoming. after several incoherent facebook rants against the school last fall, they warned students and faculty if they saw riehl to call police. >> law enforcement has to consider indicators of somebody having mental health issues and factor that into whether they are either planning to commit a crime or capable of committing one.
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>> reporter: iriehl also servinged in the wyoming national guard. deploying to iraq in 2009, an honorable discharge in 2012. and you can see how intense the firefight was. if you take a look up here, you can see the building is absolutely riddled with bullet holes. the windows broken, not just here but on buildings around it, the sheriff said over an hour and a half, the suspect fired more than 100 shots, clayton sandell, abc news, highly highland ranch, colorado. and californians kicked off the new year with a new law and long lines. it's now legal for those 21 and older to buy pot for recreational use. so the lines started forming early outside the roughly 90 retailers who got licenses to open on new year's day. you can't light up anywhere cigarettes aren't allowed. but not everyone is celebrating. the california highway patrol is bracing for the downside which they say could bring an uptick in car accidents. well, the temperatures in milwaukee are subzero, but that didn't stop the new year's revelers from going to an
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outdoor swing. >> the annual new year's day polar plunge went on as planned with dozens of people taking part in milwaukee. the air temperature was minus 3. >> oh, my god. >> which made the water seem balmy at 33 degrees. >> oh, okay, that's not too bad. it was a bit warmer in brooklyn, new york as the coney island polar bear club took a plunge into the atlantic there. hear them roar. the air temperature, 15 degrees, estimated 1200 people took part. >> 15 degrees and 1,200 people still took part. >> yeah, i know i signed up, but would they really miss me? >> they're not going to notice i'm not there. no thank you. no thank you. >> all right, good on them. coming up in the mix. the flight that took off in 2018 and landed in 2017. plus, our bowl game wrap-up. including one of the most exciting games in rose bowl history. but first, if you want to
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check out this video of a dramatic coast guard rescue in florida. an 89-year-old man rolled his car through a guardrail into waters off panama city coast. the coast guard pulled the man to safety. police say he had a medical issue that caused him to drive off the side of the marina. happy to report he's expected to be okay. and now to a consumer alert. now may be the best time to buy airline tickets for a winter get away. >> so, it turns out after the hype of the holiday season this right now is the best. here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: if the post holiday blues have you dreaming of that perfect winter get away, the time to book a flight is now. >> i think you're going to see a lot of deals through the month of january that will extend through spring and right up to the edge of the summer. >> reporter: the cheapest dates to fly, january 9 through most of march. tickets discounted 16% to 36%
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below average prices. we found cross-country flights from new york to san francisco on virgin airlines for $119 each way. this trip on united, chicago to orlando, florida, less than $150 round trip, even international destinations on sale, like providence to dublin on norwegian air. one way tickets as low as $99. to find the best fare for you? >> i think google flights is really simple. you could sign up for like travel zoo. that's my personal favorite. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> you want to take one guess at what i did last week? >> you picked the worst time to book a flight? now is a good time. everybody knows that. >> i can't go back like you do in the retail stores and show you the receipt and say i would like the discount please? does that not work with airfare?
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>> no, you can't go back. >> oh, man. >> also good deals is the flight deal from maui to san jose for $320. not bad. >> you couldn't have told me that four days ago? >> or phoenix to omaha, which is great this time of year, $94 round trip. >> i can't talk about this anymore. coming up in the next half hour, "the bachelor's" back with its not so new leading man. so who ended up with the first rose of the season. our senior "bachelor" analyst is on the case. >> but first, the nail-biter last night in pasadena. who came out on top between georgia and oklahoma? that's next on "world news now." between georgia and oklahoma? that's next on "world news now." their pro-v formula is like a multi-vitamin. making your hair 2x stronger
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♪ ♪ all right, so new year's day featured five college football games, but the big focus seemed
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to be on the final two. >> oklahoma and georgia played a classic in the rose bowl in the first semifinal of the college football playoffs. uga was down late when nick chubb scores his second overtime. >> yeah. teams traded field goals in the first o.t. the bulldogs block it, game still tied at 48. >> so the ball goes to georgia. all the bulldogs need is a score and here comes sony michel. >> he took the handoff there. speak. >> now, it's michel's turn, running all the way. gets to the edge. sony michel will send the dogs home to the championship game! >> he's going to be popular there in athens. >> you think? >> that 54-48 win carries uga all the way back to georgia. to play monday's national championship game in atlanta.
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that was the highest-scoring rose bowl, by the way, in history. they even got fireworks and stuff. right after it ended, uga fans crashed stub hub looking for tickets. the cheapest available is just over $2,000. >> go uga, go! that's the cheer, right? >> yes, exactly. >> okay. the second semifinal was the rematch of the last two national championship games. alabama and clemson. >> monday, the crimson tide's defense rolled on both sides of the ball as you can see. >> roll tide. >> exactly. >> minutes after picking off pass, alabama's da'ron payne with a touchdown pass. clemson's next possession, matt wilson with the pick six, and they were excited. they were like, this is why we voted for nick saban to be our next senator in alabama. the crimson tide makes it an all s.e.c. showdown for the title.
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26-6 win. >> all right. pretty good. >> uh-huh. first day of the busy michigan game melts under the florida sun. they met the wolverines and the gamecocks came roaring back. 16 point deficit in the third quarter, scoring 23 straight points. knocking michigan off, 26-19. >> florida we go. notre dame facing lsu in the citrus bowl in orlando. irish managed to pull out a thriller. miles boykin made an incredible one-handed grab, as you see there. then took off, down the run he goes. notre dame winning 21-17. now let's check in with our senior global chief national football analyst contributor, jack sheahan. you might remember jack with the prediction. jack had south carolina winning 26-19 against michigan. incorrect. michigan wins 23-14. notre dame he had up 21-17. jack was correct. notre dame won the game, wrong on the spread.
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♪ time now for "the mix". and passengers on hawaiian islands had an interesting experience. you may have thought time travel was for fiction, no. it is real. last night the hawaiian airlines flight ha-446 took off from auckland, new zealand, in 2018 and arrived in honolulu 2017. so they left off 12:05 january 1st, arrived 9:45 a.m. december 31st. they got to celebrate the new year twice. >> the thing about that that's interesting, they didn't schedule it this way. it's not that the airline planned to do this. >> yeah, they were delayed by about ten minutes. they were supposed to take off in 2017. the delay had them take off in 2018. they flew several hours and a year back.
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>> yeah, weird. and got to party it up like it's 2017 again. all over again. okay. so up there in watertown, massachusetts, a man proposed to his girlfriend using an unusual little location. there she is, all smiles after the proposal. i assume she said yes. this is eliani and bob who will never forget new year's, they were going to an event in boston, and he didn't know the address. so, they had to look it up. so, they pulled into that bank parking lot and that's when she looked up and saw on the billboard there, eliani, will you -- >> just a random billboard. >> just a random billboard. >> she looks pumped, they both do. congratulations to the happy couple. kendis, we all know you're very, very good at the single ladies dance. >> not good.
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>> we have finally found your competition. >> oh, wait. >> meet steve. he's breaking it down with his daughters. >> those are good moves. >> the family was holding a lip synch contest, and the girls begged dad to join in. so let's just say steve clearly because he agreed to participate. not only did he learn the moves but went full leotard. >> oh, man. >> needless to say, the girls were thrilled with dad's performance, so was the internet. 12 million views and counting. >> the worst part is when he -- when he turns around. >> i like when he does the high kick. >> even got the leg movement there. >> got the little hip bop. yeah, the little -- >> you want to show how it's done? >> i don't know how to -- >> just give us a little bit. the full display. >> the full display. ♪
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this morning on "world news now," the major computer glitch causing long lines at airports nationwide on one of the busiest travel days of the year. major airports forced to warn passengers. see what caused so much frustration. plus, a new era in california, the golden state ushering the new year with legal recreation marijuana, but there's a hiccup, we've got details straight ahead. and the voice giving new momentum to the me too movement. >> gretchen carlson is now taking the reins of the miss america pageant. how the former miss america and now news anchor hopes to make the pageant a safe place for all contestants.
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and the drama kicks into high gear with the return of "the bachelor," season 22 is already shaping up to be unlike any of its predecessors. we're going to have a complete wrap-up with our senior national "bachelor" analyst in "the skinny." it's tuesday, january 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, we forgot the chief senior "bachelor" global analyst contributor. we're going to start things off with breaking news. passengers were stuck in long lines as customs computers were down for hours. >> yeah, of course, this just happens as americans return from the busy holiday weekend. you see some of the images we're getting there. some of the lines were more than four hours long. imagine facing that after coming off the long flight. now travelers complained that they missed connections and were given little information. a customs agency says the disruption did not affect the standards for security screening, and it does not believe the outage was malicious in any way.
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it says, the system is back online at all airports, but probably quite a bit of a backup in the system. >> we love the computers when they make things faster, and they can break down, and when they do, this is what happened. >> in addition to that, a lot of people had to worry about weather issues, including temperatures. today from the rockies to the east coast, those temperatures are going to say below freezing again. >> chicago set a record again for new year's day and the annual freezin' for a reason plunge into lake michigan was cancelled. >> what. >> too much ice. couldn't get to the water. >> that's the reason behind the race. >> hey, don't talk to me, i wasn't ever planning on doing it. yesterday's high temperature, 1 degree above zero. today it will be a balmy 14. >> ah, nice. so even the extreme cold couldn't stop the annual mummers parade in philadelphia, a famed parade there, but the crowds were a little less than previous years. >> understandable.
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and in western michigan it was too cold for even soap bubbles. they froze to this wand. >> oh. >> somebody tried to blow a bubble and it's frozen solid on top of the bubble wand. >> okay. kind of neat, though. >> let's get the forecast from accuweather's paul williams. paul, what have you got for us? >> good morning, diane, kendis. we are looking for the cold wave to persist. frigid conditions throughout the northeast. arctic air overtaking the ohio valley region, reaching into the deep south. unseasonably cold weather in charleston, jacksonville, houston, tampa and jackson, mississippi. an arctic high pressure system in place, but then take a peek at this. no kidding, a blizzard possibly threatening the east coast. as this low moves along the east coast. diane, kendis. >> we'll keep an eye on that blizzard. it could be what's called by meteorologists as a bomb.
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later on this week with powerful winds. to washington or south of there where federal investigators from the u.s. are pitching in to help determine the cause of a plane crash in costa rica that left ten americans dead. there were gusty winds in the area when the plane went down shortly after takeoff. abc's adrienne bankert has more. >> reporter: a ntsb team on its way to costa rica to join authorities to determine why this routine flight crashed. killing ten americans and two crew on board. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: that plane smashing into pieces in mountainous terrain just minutes after takeoff in the capital of san jose on new year's eve. an american tourist saw it all from a nearby restaurant. >> the left hand turn, and it was totally side wise, and then nosedived straight into the ground. >> reporter: the plane, operated by nature air, the largest carrier in costa rica, the airline has a good safety record but had one crash last year
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killing one passenger. on board this flight, two costa rican pilots and a tour guide amanda geissler and this family. bruce and irene steinberg on vacation with their three sons from scarsdale, new york. the family shares on facebook we are in utter shock and disbelief right now. outside their home, their babysitter inconsolable. >> i don't know what happened. >> reporter: also killed mitchell and leslie weiss from tampa along with their teenaged daughter and son. >> you know want it to happen to somebody that you know. and they were a good, good family. >> reporter: costa rican authorities say they were good pilots but the winds were so strong. earlier in the day, that same plane had delayed landing due to winds. adrienne bankert, abc news. new york. >> thanks, adrienne for the update. the president is starting the year with a packed agenda now that he's back at the white house. >> he's poised to take on a
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series as challenges as congress returns tomorrow but facing thorny issues on the other side of the world. abc's megan hughes has details. >> reporter: president trump back in d.c. after a day of golf and a glitzy new year's eve bash at mar-a-lago. where he shrugged off questions about the latest warn about the north korean leader. >> we'll see, we'll see. >> reporter: in his new year's address, leader kim jong-un says that the u.s. should know that the but for nuclear weapons is on my table. kim jong-un said, the entire area of the u.s. mainland is within our nuclear strike range. another hot spot, iran. anti-government protests have raged since thursday and several people have been killed. the president tweeting that it's time for change. lindsey graham slamming trump's twitter approach on "face the nation." >> president trump is tweeting very sympathetically to the iranian people, but he just can't tweet here. he has to lay out a plan.
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>> have you conveyed this personally to the president? >> i just did. >> reporter: division between the president and congressional republicans will be put to the test in the year ahead as the party faces midterm elections. the president is also aiming for a big infrastructure push, and also looming large, the investigation into the trump campaign and possible collusion with russia. but, as the president strolled the red carpet, he expressed nothing but optimism. >> we're off to a very good start as you know with the great tax cuts and anwr and getting rid of the individual mandate which was very, very unpopular as you know. we're going to have a great year. it's going to be a fantastic 2018. >> reporter: congress returns to work on wednesday with another budget battle looming and a a fight to determine whether young immigrants under the daca program will be deported. diane, kendis. >> megan, thank you. and transgender individuals can now sign up for military service. this comes as the trump administration decided not to appeal court rulings blocking
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the ban. the white house is waiting for the result of the pentagon study to determine its next move. and it's new legal to buy marijuana for recreational use in california. the new law went into effect yesterday, but the state's biggest cities haven't yet established local regulations. so, there are no sales there. customers lined up before dawn in cities like oakland to be among the first to buy pot legally. >> it's history. it's history. >> the first purchase in california. we've worked a long time for this. >> buyers must be 21 or older. california banned it since 1913, but first to legalize it for medical use in 1996. now, no prescription needed. >> and two hours later was a run on long lines at in and out
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burger. and nobody knows why. >> california is out of pizza. a big brother was born with two minutes left in 2017. big brother joaquin. and then little sister aytana came into the world 18 minutes later which means they were born in different years. >> oh, he's going to tease her for a long time. i'm a year older than you. >> in addition to having different birth dates and years, joaquin was the last baby of 2017. you guessed it, his sister was the first of the new year. everyone is doing just fine. a big congratulations to the whole family. coming up in "the skinny," "the bachelor" is back, and mariah carey gets redemption. all the feathers were back. but what about that tea she wanted some tea. we'll break down her performance. >> we'll get to the bottom of this. plus, for the first time in its nearly 100-year history, a former miss america is taking the helm of the pageant in the wake of a sexism scandal. history, a
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a land rover caught fire in a garage in liverpool, and they believe that is what spread these flames. many of the cars just burst into flames due to the intense heat from that one fire. it ended up putting virtually the entire parking garage up in flames. luckily no serious injuries reported. >> a thousand cars. >> 1,400. back here in the u.s., there's a brand-new champion for the me too movement. >> former fox anchor gretchen carlson is now taking over the miss america pageant. here's abc's linsey davis. >> miss america is gretchen carlson. >> reporter: here she is, gretchen carlson, the 1989 winner is taking over the pageant after the former ceo sam haskell resigned over leaked e-mails exposing alleged crude, sexist and derogatory comments. 2013 miss america mallory hagan belittled for her weight and love life. >> having someone bully you,
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belittle you, demain you, degrade you in any way is not okay. >> reporter: both she and carlson are among the 50 former miss americas who demanded haskell and others step down, describing a toxic environment, something carlson says she experienced first hand at fox news. >> you fear you're not going to be believed. you're going to lose your job. >> reporter: well before the #me too movement, carlson famously went public about allegations of sexual harassment at fox news. and settled a lawsuit for $20 million against then fox news ceo roger ailes. >> we have to make it a safer environment. >> reporter: also the announcement of a new initiative called "times up." it's 300 women working in hollywood coming together to provide legislation and a legal defense fund to help less privileged women protect themselves against sexual misconduct. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> that same initiative is being taken on by many of the actresses at the golden globes, but this will be the first time
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a former winner will serve as the leader of the 100-year-old organization. >> gretchen tweeting that she's honored to be able to move this program forward. when we come back, the high drama on the season premiere of "the bachelor." >> our analyst has a full report. "the skinny" is next. as a full report. "the skinny" is next. so i feel lighter. try metamucil, and begin to feel what lighter feels like. when you said youe, sir. were at the doctor, but your shirt says you were at a steakhouse... that's when you know it's half-washed. add downy odor protect with 24-hour odor protection. downy and it's done.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it is "the skinny" time here on a tuesday. we're going to start with the season premiere of "the bachelor." >> season 22 is off to an awkward start with four contestants named lauren and a conspicuous lack of weird jobs. and over-the-top entries. >> wrapping it up is our senior global national analyst, did i get it all in? >> contributor. >> who was home watching the rose bowl but somehow filled us all in.
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>> "bachelor" analyst jack sheahan, episode one, arie's season of "the bachelor." we learned a little bit about arie. >> i'm ready for that next step in life. my little brother got married. then i saw my friends getting married and starting to have kids. i wanted that so badly. >> then the arrivals. lots of women getting out of the limo. everyone trying to make a good impression. >> i hear you're the kissing bandit. >> who's going to deal with that? one inside, bottoms up, it wasn't long before the drama started. >> 100% not surprised that someone would swoop in on my time with him. >> oh, dear. >> she immediately started kind of saying about rude things makell after makell came and stole arie away. >> arie the kissing bandit, kissing on the first night. that went well. >> i just met arie for the
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second time. >> crazy! >> i had to interrupt this time. >> other, dear. awkward. finally time for the rose ceremony. arie making the tough decisions. >> tia. >> not everyone can have a rose. some took it better than others. >> thank you. >> my mom was just so excited. she was just like, this is your turn. >> i know i deserve love. i know i do. >> one guarantee, we're in for what's likely to be the most romantic, most emotional, most dramatic season of "the bachelor" in history. analyst out. [ laughter ] >> that's just a thing of genius. i don't even know how he does that. >> without even watching. >> absolutely. he knew there would be arrivals. knew about the drama. >> he knew they would be drinking, bottoms up. >> bottoms up. >> knew there would be an awkward moment. >> kissing. >> and that he would kiss on the first night.
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we're going to have to add psychic to the very long title. by the way, that did not look like a safe way. >> to be jet skiing? >> yeah. >> yeah, they weren't even wearing helmets. no protection. next to an update on the comeback queen, shall we? mariah carey. >> after last year's technical meltdown, carey pulled off what appeared to be a comeback performance. just minutes after the ball dropped. but after singing "vision of love," she took a breather telling the audience her show was, quote, disaster, because she was not given a cup of hot tea.
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>> of course that is last year's performance that was a disaster. but this morning, we're glad to report that mee mee got her beverage. sharing a snap-on instagram saying "found my tea." crisis averted. >> do you think that was a joke? >> oh, yeah. >> her way of this is a disaster, trying to mock last year complaining? >> yeah. >> mystery solved. more proof that the british royals are just like us. >> prince harry reportedly flew his fiancee meghan markle to the french riviera for new year's eve for a quick romantic getaway. >> the couple flew out of london's heathrow airport on british airways. get this, in coach, next to the toilets. >> oh, my gosh. they both dressed down, the prince in jeans and a jacket and markle in minimal makeup and a beanie cap. >> yeah, but apparently, they weren't too anonymous, they boarded before any other passengers, headed straight to the back with three bodyguards taking up three rows of economy seats on both sides of the aisles.
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not quite like traveling. >> on those seats near the bathroom, it's kind of cool, only twofer in coach. we'll be back. ♪
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dulcolax. designed for dependable relief. ♪ ♪ okay, so it's been a busy weekend and not just because of the holiday. >> that's right. while many of you were probably partying, the news headlines were packed. we have you covered with the weekend rewind. >> vacation horror unfolding in costa rica. a passenger plane crashing in that central american country. >> on board this flight, two costa rican pilots, onboard tour guide amanda geissler and two american families. >> investigators are still okin crash. >> authorities in colorado have identified the man who opened fire on police in an apartment complex in an affluent denver suburb. they say matthew riehl shot them, killing one of them.
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>> one have one deputy down inside the apartment. >> 29-year-old deputy zachary parish does not make it out. >> what a great day for our community. what a great day. >> the nation's most populous state joining a growing list of others where recreational marijuana is permitted even though the federal government continues to classify pot as a controlled substance like heroin or lsd. >> police in the upstate town, in the new york town of bro brockport responded to a 911 call about an intruder inside someone's home eating cookies. body cam footage shows the confrontation, police going in. there he or she is. it's a squirrel! lunging at the officer. they tasered that squirrel. you can hear the squirrel shrieking "don't tase me, bro." >> the sooners have won 23 of the last 24 games. georgia, they haven't won in a
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dozen years. sony michel's turn, running all the way, gets to the end. sony michel running all the way. >> the new year gets started with frigid temperatures. straight across the country. >> i feel like i'm being stabbed in my feet. it's the worst pain i've ever felt in my feet. >> the temperature, do you feel it? it's 10 degrees. >> people around the world rang in 2018 with fireworks, balloons, confetti and plenty of noise. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> i like that. how key west rings in the new year. >> they do it in iconic fashion, i'll tell you. happy new year's to them. >> do you know what day it is? these two things go today. it's national cream puff day and national personal trainer awareness day. >> oh, we're aware of personal trainers. >> we're aware of the cream puffs too. >> we prefer the cream puffs. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, deep freeze. millions of americans are waking up to record-shattering cold with temperatures in the 30s as far south as tampa and the brutal shot of arctic air is just getting started with lower temperatures expected. breaking overnight, chaos at airports across the country after a massive outage for customs computers. thousands of people waiting in line as the delays pile up. >> i don't know where to go. and nobody seems to be able to help me. >> what's behind the disruption and ripple effect today. back to business. president trump returns to washington overnight. what he plans to focus on first in 2018 and what he said about his enemies during his new year's eve toast. time travel. how a plane full of passengers landed a year

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