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enjoy your black friday. enjoy your thanksgiving left overs. making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, remembering florence henderson. "the brady bunch" star passing away thanksgiving evening. looking back at her impact on tv and the reaction just coming in. reunited on thanksgiving. the california mom who vanished while jogging found alive. police are now calling it an abduction. where she was found after flagging down a motorist. and it is black friday. the mad dash to get the good deals under way right now. new video of the crowds scrambling. whoa. where to find the best deals. >> they're excited. good friday morning, everyone. i hope you had a nice thanksgiving.
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for we begin with some breaking news out of hollywood. the quintessential television mom florence henderson has died. she will be forever remembered as carol brady on "the brady bunch" and its spin-offs. >> yeah, and apparently she was working on other projects right up until her death. we get more now on her remarkable life from george pennacchio. ? here's the story of a lovely lady ? ? who was bringing up three very lovely girls ? >> reporter: florence henderson would eventually become a tv legend for her work as carol brady on "the brady bunch." the show hit the air in 1969 and has pretty much been airing in reruns around the world ever since. in recent years florence took the floor competing on her favorite show, "dancing with the stars." she loved it, and she loved being a part of it. she was just in the audience monday night rooting on her friends, and earlier this season she appeared with her "brady bunch" tv daughter maureen mccormick in a "dancing with the stars" number. thursday night mccormack told
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and a huge heart and she spread it everywhere. she was a dear friend to me, sister, mother and someone i loved and admired so much. she will be in my heart forever. i am so grateful for her friendship. her career lasted more than six decades. >> well, mom. >> i've been very blessed in my career. ever since i first started i loved the business. i've never fallen out of love with it, and when i think of a lifetime achievement award, i feel like i'm just beginning. >> reporter: besides tv florence was also a big star on broadway in her life. she had a beautiful voice and she spent decades sharing it with us. ? i would swear i was falling ?
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powerful voice, as well. >> certainly a classic woman. a beautiful lady. >> of course, we're going to have more later on this morning on "good morning america." now to another story causing some shock, surprise, a california mother of two vanished without a trace while out jogging. the good news is she's been found alive. >> investigators say sherri papini was kidnapped on november 2nd and discovered only yesterday miles from her home bound with restraints. abc's lauren lyster is in california with the developments. >> reporter: after missing for 22 days, this california mother of two, sherri papini, turning up alive very early thursday morning about 100 miles away from where she disappeared. >> she was released by her captor on a rural road. she was bound with restraints but was able to summon from a passing -- help from a passing motorist. >> reporter: police say she was taken to a hospital to be treated and has been reunited with her husband keith. >> you never think you would be in a position like this. i would never wish this feeling
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32-year-old keith papini more than a week after his wife went missing. police say he was at work on november 2nd when sherri went for a jog on this rural road a mile from the couple's home. she wasn't seen again. when she didn't pick their children up from day care, keith reported her missing and used the find my phone app to locate her cell phone found on the side of the street, her headphones still attached entangled with strands of hair. it kicked off a search, an investigation to find sherri. now -- >> the investigation is far from over. in fact, it has only begun a new chapter. we are confident that with the public's help we'll make an arrest on this case. >> reporter: police say they're looking for a dark suv with two hispanic females armed with a handgun. they did not reveal a motive and say the public should remain cautious until a suspect is identified. kendis and adrienne. >> our thanks to lauren lyster there in los angeles. and some of you are probably
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can hopefully be the first in line at the stores when they open on this black friday. we can only hope that you'll behave better than these shoppers in northeastern mississippi. >> yeah, this was a walmart. many chains did open last night, of course, even before the pumpkin pie was served. abc's janai norman has more. >> reporter: instead of focusing on food and family, some anxious holiday shoppers took their appetite for sales straight to shopping centers. some of the biggest retailers in dallas opening at 5:00 p.m. allowing for 30 straight hours of deals. across the country, businesses are now calling thanksgiving gray thursday as shoppers are staking out stores to gobble up bargains instead of gobbling down turkey. >> i'm going to get some baby stuff real quick and head to walmart for a tv. >> reporter: experts say the biggest deals are on electronics like an hp laptop at best buy for $170. these amazon fire tablets for
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smart tv at walmart for 290 bucks, but in new york, some shoppers say the deals came with more than they bargained for. >> it was just a lot. a lot of shoving. a lot of pushing. >> i think it's too crowded. it's crazy. >> reporter: and as those shoppers are stuffing their carts with thanksgiving deals, that means store employees are missing out on stuffing their stomachs with their families. >> you're taking care of the customer, i guess but i'm away from my -- i stepped out of my house and there was so much food being done already and at this point i j with my family eating and drinking and that's about it and having fun. >> reporter: some stores are resisting the urge opting for empty parking lots than the frenzy of bargain hunters on thanksgiving. others say that's just the warm-up. >> this day is not that bad but tomorrow, tomorrow is the real challenge. >> reporter: janai norman, abc news, washington. overseas some intense times as a massive manhunt is under way in france where a suspect in a fatal stabbing at a retirement home for catholic missionaries.
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found gagged and tied up outside the building. authorities say no one else at the residence which houses about 59 monks was harmed. it's unclear at this point if the attack is linked to terrorism. in iraq the death toll from that horrific suicide bombing near baghdad is climbing. isis is claiming responsibility for the attack that's left more than 70 people dead. most of them shiite muslims on a religious pilgrimage. the suicide bombing comes as isis is losing ground in the battle for mosul triggering new fears that the terror group will continue to lash out elsewhere around the world. a u.s. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device, an ied. the death marking the first casualty among u.s. forces since they were deployed there last year. the pentagon has not revealed the victim's name. about 300 special operation forces are in syria helping to organize an offensive against isis. back to the thanksgiving
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celebration at the white house. >> yeah, the obamas celebrating with family and friends by having dinner and watching some football. the president also telephoned nine u.s. service members deployed overseas. it's so important to remember not only our military members but also their families this time of year. >> some 800 u.s. military personnel deployed in iraq had traditional thanksgiving fixings at a base just south of mosul. the soldiers are there to assist and advise iraqi forces that are attempting to retake city from isis. still ahead, the brazen escape by several inmates, some of them still on the loose. plus, president-elect donald trump and tensions growing in his inner circle and the concern that's growing about the number of the intelligence briefings
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president-elect trump is spending the long holiday weekend with his family in florida. this, of course, while his transition team are grappling over who to pick for secretary of state. >> it's a big choice. rudy giuliani and mitt romney top the list, each with a unique outlook and style and each with the potential of sending foreign policy in very different directions. here's abc's devin dwyer. >> reporter: holed up inside his florida estate, donald trump faces a divided inner circle. tension over his pick for secretary of state now spilling out into public view. senior trump adviser kellyanne conway tweeting this headline, some trump loyalists warn against mitt romney as secretary of state. abc news has learned romney is a serious contender, but allies of former new york city mayor rudy giuliani are pressing their case questioning romney's loyalty. >> you've got to surround
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bullet for you rather than pull a bullet in you. that's not who you surround yourself with. >> reporter: as trump celebrates with his family, he is still tweeting. i'm working hard even on thanksgiving, he writes in a post about saving american jobs. trump now moving at full speed with cabinet nominees filling top posts more quickly than president obama did eight years ago. 78-year-old billionaire wilbur ross is the expected pick for secretary of commerce, senior transition officials tell abc news. former trump rival ben carson in the mix for secretary of housing and urban development. >> the offer is on the table, and there are a lot of other possibilities that we're considering. >> reporter: with the flurry of cabinet moves, trump has yet to deeply engage on another area, presidential intelligence briefings. trump has had just two as president-elect a u.s. official tells abc news. vice president-elect mike pence said to have received several more. experts cautioned trump still has plenty of time to get up to speed. devin dwyer, abc news, the white
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wildfires are raging across parts of israel forcing thousands from their homes. the flames have been burning for about three days but intensified on thursday. drought and arson, which authorities are linking to terrorism, is being blamed for the fires. france is sending firefighting planes to help battle the flames. crews from russia, turkey and greece are already on the scene. now to a story causing a lot of questions to be asked right now. a high school cheerleader is found murdered in her home. now her former boyfriend, a college football player, is accused of killing her, and her family -- rather, his family says that he was a devoted
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refused to accept their recent breakup. abc's ryan smith with details. >> reporter: an 18-year-old football player charged with killing a 16-year-old cheerleader just weeks after their breakup. if convicted riley gaul could face the death penalty. according to police, in the early morning hours monday, a shot fired by gaul into emma jane walker's bedroom from outside her tennessee home killed her in her sleep. police arresting gaul tuesday night on charges of first degree murder holding him on $750,000 bond after having him under surveillance saying he was preparing to destroy evidence related to the homicide. the pair seemingly a picture perfect couple. the cheerleader and the football player, classmates until gaul moved on to play football at a local college this fall. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> and ryan will have more on this story a little later on on "good morning america." in neighboring kentucky an annual family thanksgiving day tradition turned deadly.
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exchanged fire during a youth football event. gunshots could be heard in this video that was taken by a bystander. witnesses say dozens of adults and children ran for cover when the gunfire erupted. police are still searching for suspects who ran from that scene. family and friends in west virginia gathered to remember james means seen here. he was shot to death after he bumped into a man. they held marches and vigils for the 15-year-old teen. william pulliam, you see him there, is charged with first degree murder in means' death. pulliam, as you saw, is white and claims he acted in self-defense. and means is black or was black. the fbi investigating it as a possible hate crime. pulliam was not legally allowed to own a gun because of a domestic violence conviction. a manhunt is under way for two inmates who escaped from a northern california jail. investigators say that four prisoners cut through the bars of a second story window and then used bedding to rappel down to the ground.
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perimeter spotted those two men. or two of those men, rather. two were captured on the scene and we just know that two more are still on the run. let's switch gears and move to sports now including some turkey day football. >> yes, here's our guys at espn with the highlights. >> good morning, america. hope you're recovering from all that food you ate on thanksgiving. >> hey, there was football played and a big game being dallas and washington in dallas. there they are. all set to go. dak prescott, look at him, number four. he's a good one. threat to run and pretend to run. terence williams, how did he get down? because they have training camp and they work on these type of things, and he's paid. >> call him twinkle toes. >> he's supposed to do that. it's not even that big of a deal but it's a touchdown. ezekiel elliott is good at running the ball, had 97 yards. there's one. right through the big pile. the cowboys are 10-1. another game played thursday, steelers and colts, ben roethlisberger really likes himself some antonio brown. who blames him? it was a three-touchdown game
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five catches, 91 yards and a whole lot of offense. not pictured le'veon bell, solid day, as well, 120 yards on the ground. solid day for the steelers' offense clicking on all cylinders, 28-7 the final. colts, a lot of injuries but give it up for that pittsburgh team, so says our producer. >> a lot of good turkey bowl action around the nation on thursday. a guy dressed as abe lincoln scored a touchdown. >> he won the day. >> good for him. >> have a good friday. don't shop too much. >> true. so up next in "the pulse," a must see moment when a santa loving dog gets to meet st. nick. >> yeah, you got to see this photo and this story. and a man chasing down a run of away driver in his underwear. his interview is now going viral.
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? it is, of course, the day after thanksgiving, so we're going to start with the parades and two great moments from the macy's thanksgiving day parade that you may have missed. >> i missed them. first the crew handling "the elf on the shelf" balloon pulled off a magnificent mannequin challenge. everyone nailing their poses despite all the distraction. >> even the elf. >> yeah, they all posed very good. the proud author of that children's book series tweeting this footage. >> then there was this, the crowd went, well, nuts over mr. peanut breaking out his best dab while riding on top of a float. the 100-year-old proving that he can keep up with the times and current dance moves. >> he wasn't dabbing around 66th street where i saw him. >> that's where you saw him? >> no, he saved it for later.
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>> dab. now, everybody loves santa, right? doesn't matter if you have two legs or four legs, no. well, kaia adores santa. in fact, she can't get enough of the big guy in the red suit. her favorite toy happens to be a santa claus doll. >> so, her owner decided to give the puppy an early holiday treat and they took her to the mall to meet the real thing. kaia's owners know that she was extra nice and she's usually a little naughty and look at that expression. all right, this next story could only come from australia. >> yes, a man dressed only in his underwear led police to a driver who had allegedly crashed a car into a take-out restaurant. the nearly naked man became an overnight sensation in australia because of his interview. >> so i jumped out of bed and all i had was me undies on and i walked out the front and i seen the car smashed and i seen the bloke walking back to the car,
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checking our top stories, we learned overnight that a beloved television personality, florence henderson, has died. she is best known as carol brady the matriarch of "the brady bunch." she was 82. a california mom who vanished while jogging three weeks ago has been found alive. investigators say sherri papini's kidnappers released her on the side of a road bound with restraints. retailers expect more than 137 million of us to make purchases this weekend. some shoppers and some retail chains got a jump on holiday sales, and this was one scene at walmart. yeah, last night was a busy night. okay, taking a look at today's weather, we expect heavy rain in the pacific northwest. cold in the upper midwest. rain and snow around the great lakes. rain in west texas and showers along the east coast. 38 in minneapolis. finally for us, the late
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>> trump's front-runner to lead the department of homeland security appears to be kansas secretary of state and middle school football coach who is not allowed on the field anymore kris kobach. something tells me he came prepared with a strategic plan for the first 365 days, and by something tells me, i mean this picture where he's clearly holding his strategic plan for the first 365 days. the only way those plans could be safer is if he stored them on his private e-mail server. speaking of greetings, mike pence got a rude one when he attended the musical "hamilton" over the weekend. he was booed going to his seats and then the cast addressed him directly at the end of the show. and this looks bad for pence. i mean when the theater kid picks on you, you know you truly are the least popular kid in school. i've been told that pence really absorbed the message of "hamilton" and has pledged to help bring the country back to
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decided to settle the trump university lawsuit so he could focus on running the country. then he went back to tweeting insults at the cast of "hamilton." >> how is it that possible donald trump can get along with putin but not hamilton? first of all, mr. trump, the only president who gets to complain about the theater is abraham lincoln. >> donald trump demanded they apologize and tweeted, the theater must always be a safe and special place to which muslims replied, two tickets to the theater, please. >> it almost made me forget that he just settled his trump university fraud lawsuits for $25 million. like trump's basically like, hey, america, look over here, rudeness, "hamilton," boycott, outrage. who do i make this $25 million check -- it's terrible. it's for fraud, right? that's what it's for. >> funny but too soon for the lincoln theater jokes, folks.
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abc15 breaking news. >> 4:30 and let's start with the breaking news you saw first on this is going to be a wrong-way crash apparently. a vehicle crashing head-on into a greyhound bush. the i-10 in goodyear shut down right now. i want allison rodriguez she is on the scene allison walk u.s. through what happened. >> reporter: this is going to be backing up for hours and hours. i mean you see that there is debris everywhere all over the 10 right now that's why all of these lanes are shut down. this was a violent crash and still up ahead we've got the greyhound bus not as bad as this


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