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great wednesday. making news in america this morning, new moves by president-elect donald trump and his transition team. trump skirting the press overnight in new york city. his team showing signs of discord before the new administration takes shape. plus, his new tweet saying only he knows who is going to fill important jobs. and the search is on for a motive after a deadly shooting shut down a major airport for hours. we have details now on the victim whose son plays in the nfl and the alleged gunman found after an exhaustive search. caught on camera, a fiery roadside rescue. the heroes ignoring intense flames and risking their own lives to save someone inside that vehicle. and an actor on "star wars" revealing a little behind-the-scenes secret many
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good wednesday morning, everyone. the first signs of discord shaking up donald trump's transition team as top advisers and lobbyists get the boot. >> trump broke protocol last night by ditching his press corps going out to dinner with his family unannounced. >> and after getting his first daily presidential briefing along with trump, mike pence is meeting today with vice president joe biden. abc's janai norman has the latest from d.c. >> reporter: donald trump out of the public eye but back on twitter writing the process for picking cabinet members is very organized though it appears to be anything but. cracks beginning to show as key members of the transition team purged. former congressman mike rogers, one of trump's top national security advisers, abruptly resigning reportedly pushed out. this as governor chris christie was ousted.
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inquiry into security clearances for trump's children. senior adviser kellyanne conway forced to respond. >> that, i don't know. i only know what i read in the paper. i just know that that was never a formal request. >> reporter: at the same time criticism continues over trump's pick for chief strategist, steve bannon, former chair of breitbart news. >> people didn't vote for donald trump so that he could bring a white supremacist into the white house. >> reporter: late tuesday the president-elect leaving reporters scrambling heading out to dinner with his family after telling the press he was in for the night. the move breaking tradition of always having journalists on hand to report the president's whereabouts. [ chanting ] and the protests haven't let up. in the nation's capital, hundreds of students taking over pennsylvania avenue shutting down the lincoln memorial. too young to vote but making sure their voices are heard. >> we want to let donald trump know that he cannot divide us with his racism, sexism, all that bigotry.
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president-elect tweeting if the election were based on total popular votes, he would have campaigned more in new york, california and florida saying he would have won even bigger and more easily. as of now hillary clinton is up in the popular vote. diane and kendis. >> yeah, that's right, janai. she's up more than 800,000 votes. we appreciate it, janai, from washington. and donald trump has reportedly requested top security clearance for his son-in-law. ivanka trump's husband jared kushner is one of trump's closest advisers. if approved, he'll be able to sit in on daily presidential briefings. this is the the latest in a series of untraditional moves by trump. >> as trump prepares to fill more top jobs, ben carson, as janai norman mentioned there, has taken himself out of the running. his top adviser says carson would not accept a cabinet position because despite running for president, carson felt he didn't have the experience to run an entire federal agency. and the vice president-elect is removing all lobbyists from the transition team that he's now heading.
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structure that chris christie had set up. the move comes after donald trump was questioned about welcoming lobbyists that he railed against during his campaign. >> and this was kind of interesting. former rival ted cruz also met with trump yesterday. senator cruz didn't reveal any details of his meeting, but some reports say he is being considered for attorney general. cruz would only say that he's looking forward to working closely with trump and pence to repeal obamacare and confirm a conservative supreme court justice. and outgoing senate minority leader harry reid is calling on trump to rescind his appointment of steve bannon as chief strategist. reid slammed bannon in a speech from the senate floor over his leadership. >> as long as a champion of racial division is a step away from the oval office, it will be impossible to take trump's efforts to heal the nation seriously, so i say to donald trump, take responsibility. rise to the dignity of the office of president of the united states instead of hiding behind your twitter account.
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election for sparking a wave of hate crimes, but he said democrats would work with trump whenever they can. and hillary clinton is expected to make her first public appearance since the election. she's being honored in washington, d.c. tonight by the children's defense fund, the organization she worked for in the '70s after graduating from law school. president obama is spending a second day in greece after trying to explain donald trump's unexpected rise. the president is touring the acropolis, the country's most famous ancient monument. yesterday he acknowledged that trump's victory took him by surprise saying it stemmed from deep-seated anxieties among the working class, and he made it clear that he doesn't feel responsible for what the president-elect says or does. meanwhile, violence broke out in athens as thousands of protesters rallied against the president's visit and riot police had to use tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd after they tried to enter a restricted area. the president's trip comes just days before greek leftists hold annual anti-american demonstrations. and far across the mediterranean sea in syria, bashar al assad's government
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aleppo. air strikes killed at least ten people in rebel-held areas. it's the first bombing in more than two weeks. the strikes came as russia started a major operation against rebels that could put tens of thousands more civilians in danger. the bombs fell just hours after vladimir putin spoke with donald trump about joining forces to stop international terrorism. investigators are searching for the motive in the deadly shooting at an oklahoma city main airport. police say 52-year-old southwest airlines worker michael winchester was killed in an ambush yesterday at will rogers world airport. the shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot. the airport was shut down for hours amid worries about multiple shooters. >> they did not know whether the person was hiding, sleeping, deceased or otherwise. once that was confirmed, we made a clean sweep of the airport to make sure that there were no potential suspects or any other
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and opened up the airport. >> the victim is the father of kansas city chiefs special teams player james winchester. the elder winchester played football for the university of oklahoma's 1985 national championship team. to the southeast now where some traditional outdoor activities are now off limits because of that fire threat. starting campfires, lighting fireworks, smoking cigarettes, even parking a car off-road is prohibited for fear that a hot tailpipe could ignite dry leaves below. now, three people have been arrested for arson in connection with the fires. smoke from the fires has sent hundreds of people to the hospital. and fire crews won't be getting any help battling the flames any time soon. look at this map. it'll be warm and dry across the entire southeastern fire zone with temperatures in the 70s. coming up, new york to london in half the time. the new supersonic jet unveiled. also, a horrific scene at a high school as an honor student goes on attack. we're going to hear from a student who was there to help a
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and attention, united passengers. if you're planning to bring a carry-on on your next flight, you might have a new fee to go along with it. see how it's going to work
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there were there were protests in 80 cities across the country by those opposed to the oil pipeline in north dakota. in columbus, ohio, an activist blocked traffic by handcuffing himself under a vehicle at a downtown intersection, and you see there bernie sanders joining protesters in washington, d.c. now to reports of major problems with new homes. the country has seen a building boom in the last few years, but
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>> abc news chief investigative correspondent brian ross looks into some homeowners' claims of poor workmanship in their new houses. >> reporter: new home heartbreak when a dream house turns into a nightmare. all up and down you hear the same kind of things. the people in this new subdivision in virginia say their great-looking houses on the outside are chock-full of problems and defects on the inside. >> it's very upsetting because it's the most expensive purchase any of us are going to make. >> reporter: in one subdivision after another, our investigation found homeowners claiming shoddy construction. >> settlement cracks, nail pops. >> reporter: with big, well-known builders often slow or refusing to fix the problems big and small. >> no one will fix it. it was our house. >> reporter: the industry trade group says unhappy homeowners are in the minority and that americans have expectations that are just too high. >> the american consumer expects a perfect home. there's no such thing as a perfect home. >> reporter: brian ross, abc news, new york. and brian will have more on
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in the meantime, we're getting a look at a plane being touted as a new step toward routine supersonic flight. it's called the xb1 supersonic demonstrator and was created by an aerospace firm called boom. the company says the prototype will eventually be scaled up into a plane seating 45 passengers, and it will reach nearly 1,500 miles an hour making the trip between new york and london in 3 1/2 hours. test flights start in about a year. it's kind of like the concorde. >> yes, except smaller. >> and a little bit faster. >> yes. so about time we get to the bottom of something else. fans of the peach emoji can rejoice. the original design has returned. ahh! iphone users were outraged when apple redid the emoji to make it look more round and less like a booty. >> so, the newest software has returned the emoji to all its former natural booty beauty. >> ah, yes. when we come back, denver's new weed law.
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>> yeah, officials in orem, which is near provo, are trying to figure out what triggered the attack allegedly carried out by a straight "a" student who had never been in trouble before. eyewitnesses recounting the horrific event. >> then i realized he's bleeding. i was like, oh, he's bleeding, and he looks at me and goes, there's a psycho in there. he just stabbed me. >> actually had boxed the suspect into a little bathroom area. staff members did place themselves in harm's way. >> the victims are in critical to fair condition but all expected to be okay. some have stab wounds, however, to their necks. the 16-year-old suspect also stabbed himself. he's been taken into custody. an accused murderer is back behind bars this morning after a brief escape. investigators in missouri say daniel campbell was captured about 15 miles away from the county jail. campbell escaped when a door was left open while some construction work was being done. the sheriff says security at the jail is now being re-evaluated. well, pot can now be on the menu when you're out having a meal in denver. colorado's capital is the first u.s. city to let restaurants and
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the drug inside the establishment as long as it isn't smoked. patrons must also bring their own marijuana. baggage charges are now extending to overhead bins on united. it is the first major u.s. airline to limit customers to one carry-on bag that fits under their seat. if you need to use the overhead bin, you're going to have to upgrade your seat class or pay to check the bag. the new rules kick in for travel starting in april. all right, and after that story we need to lighten up everyone's mood a little bit, so check out this adorable video. forget about the chicken crossing the road. how about 20,000 ducks. >> why did they cross the road? well, here they are. they're all in formation and all staying in the crosswalk. >> law abiding. >> uh-huh, in china. this video going viral as you can understand. witnesses say it took the ducks about two minutes to get through the crossing, which is pretty efficient if you think 20,000. >> they're moving pretty quickly. >> yeah. >> all right, now to some sports. alabama remains number one in
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rankings. >> they are followed by ohio state, and michigan is still there at number three and clemson and now some college hoops highlights from our friends at espn. >> good morning. >> america. >> she's nicole. i'm neil. ladies first. >> roll that beautiful bean footage. a little basketball, number one, duke, number seven, kansas. less than two minutes to go in the game. duke down by five. grayson allen drives, hits the bucket, duke within three. 21 to go. duke still down three. luke kennard finds frank jackson. they finth game tied at 75. six seconds to go. frank mason driving. hits it. last chance for duke. matt jones, no time-outs here. throws it up but no, kansas, they beat duke by two, 77-75. your turn. >> that game was second. this game was first, but we're doing this game second because it wasn't as good as the second game that we showed first. when it comes to three, i mean,
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>> ooh. ford is not commenting. a close call for a diver in the sea off norway when a 35,000-pound humpback whale nearly swallowed him. >> patrick dykstra was out filming killer whales and despite the shock, he says he didn't feel he was in too much danger. he says the humpback knew exactly what he was doing and moved to avoid him. he called it perhaps the most thrilling millisecond of his life. >> and on his facebook page he says he's done many of these dives, and he has photographed all over the world, but this is the closest he's ever come to a humpback in real life, and he doesn't want to have to do it again. >> i hope that's the closest anyone comes to a humpback in real life. >> almost fish food. look up in the sky. well, it's not a bird or plane. >> ooh. >> it's your pizza. >> all right. >> domino's has made the first commercial food delivery by drone. a customer in auckland, new zealand, received a peri-peri chicken pizza and a chicken and
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unusual flavors. but, okay, we'll go with it. domino's says advantages of drones include avoiding traffic and safely reducing delivery times. you know, they used to say 30 minutes or less, but then drivers apparently were getting into crashes trying to make the deadline. now maybe they'll bring it back. >> this is one way to cut through that. i love the video. you just see those people just casually getting their pizzas if it's a normal thing. >> it's raining pizza. >> ah, that's every kid's dream. >> more news after this. after . ? ? ? ? ? (whispers rocket)
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checking our top stories, more changes from donald trump's transition team. amid reports of in-fighting after the resignation of a top adviser, mike pence is removing all the lobbyists from the team that is in place to help fill major jobs. the president-elect tweeted overnight that only he knows who the top picks will be. and pence is heading to washington today to meet with vice president joe biden after receiving his first daily presidential briefing. they'll have lunch at biden's official residence. hundreds of people have been hospitalized from the wildfires scorching several states in the southeast. at least seven people have been arrested for arson and some outdoor activities have been banned. looking at today's weather, there will be strong winds and mountain snow across the northwest. warm, sunny and dry most other places including where those fires are burning. all right, so mannequin mania, let's be honest, appears to be the thing right now. some stiff challenges are being
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scenes are happening in some very high places. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: it's the latest sensation stopping the internet. the mannequin challenge, which has celebrities like beyonce and britney spears striking a pose. ? we're going to sleep tonight ? >> reporter: hillary clinton and michelle obama hitting the pause button. even our l.a. bureau stopped in its tracks. the challenge popularized by rap group rae sremmurd after bringing fans to a standstill during a performance of their hit "black beatles" prompting this original beatle paul mccarthy to accept the challenge himself. the hashtag quickly going viral. the mannequin challenge is all but frozen in time. could the next viral trend take a page from pixar's "toy story"? >> andy is coming, everybody. >> reporter: it's called andy's coming and much like andy's toys
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>> andy's coming. >> reporter: -- to dropping in their tracks. however fleeting these challenges may be, the internet seems to be falling in love. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> all falling in line for these challenges and, by the way, "sesame street" is getting in on the craze, as well. big bird, elmo, oscar the grouch and plenty of their human helpers appear in the show's new challenge video. >> so, everyone holds their positions for as long as they can, but check out who blows the whole thing. >> bert, your shoe is untied. your shoe is untied, bert. >> oh, thanks, ernie. [ everybody chanting "ernie" ] >> ernie. it wasn't me. >> it was him. >> it wasn't me. >> and ernie like a good friend just sits there and lets bert take all the blame. just looks around like i don't know what happened. he just moved. i didn't do anything. some great creativity there being shown on "sesame street"
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tran10's this is abc15 news. taking action. >> alarming figures just into the abc15 live desk when a new report is revealed he -- revealing terrorist activity. and a few asu students not waking up in their dorms after it flooded. we will have that story up. i feel stupid. >> for the first time we are hearing from the ceo who threatened donald trump and the advice he now has for others. good morning, everybody. >> we have a lot to get to but let's start at the abc15 live desk with christopher sign. >> danielle and dan , we have pelley situation just wrapping up and in a south phoenix


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