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since we camp, we had several of them in the house. that's definitely handy at a time like this. >> reporter: as the funnel cloud took shape, marching toward rockford, some couldn't resist recording the rare november tornado. >> i stood out there like the smart man i am and filmed it. >> reporter: jim atkinson took this video as the tornado moved away from his home. >> right when it hit, the wind had died for the most part. there was no rain. after it passed through to the northeast here, it cleared up. >> reporter: as rare as an out of season tornado can be, they're not unheard of. in fact, in january of 2008, in these same communities, a tornado touched down. that one also damaged several homes and businesses. ben bradley for abc news, near rockford, illinois. more weather news this morning. commuters in and around seattle are being asked to bring their patience this morning because of the havoc that a snow storm has caused there on the roadways. rush hour was an absolute disaster in that city last
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night. there should be more of the same later today. at least one death is actually being blamed on the storm. on top of that, schools are closed because of the icy conditions expected again today. also, a storm dumped more than a foot of snow from fargo to minnesota. it took many residents there by surprise since forecasters had predicted only 5 to 6 inches. also, high winds made driving conditions even more treacherous. fargo does get a little bit of a break today but another foot of snow is expected to move in tomorrow night. >> i would be really mad at those forecasters. here is a look at your weather. snow from the western dakotas into the rocky mountains. another 2 feet in the sierra range. showers from seattle to san francisco and l.a. by tonight. thunderstorms along the gulf coast, georgia, and the carolinas. showers up to new england. >> meanwhile, 60s, pleasant here in the northeast. 70s in new orleans and dallas. 33 at omaha. 23 in minneapolis. 14 in fargo. just 6 degrees in billings. salt lake city 42. sacramento 52. now to the story that
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everybody is talking about, especially now that the holidays are upon us. the nation's airport security chief is pleading for understanding from passengers ahead of tomorrow's travel crush. >> john pistole says a planned protest over those new security measures will only tie up people when they want to get home and see their loved ones. john hendren is joining us now from washington with the very latest. >> reporter: the transportation security administration says just 3% of travelers are getting those aggressive new pat-downs. but at airports across the nation, frustration is mounting. the airport screening horror stories are also mounting. in florida, a bladder cancer survivor says he was left crying, humiliated, and covered in his own urine after a tsa worker checked a medical bag that collects it. >> i was so embarrassed and so petrified of going out into the airport, thinking people would see me and, quote-unquote, smell me. >> reporter: then there's the breast cancer survivor who says the tsa agent made her remove her prosthetic breast. >> she goes, you'll need to show
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me that. >> reporter: as americans take to the skies for the busiest travel week of the year, not everyone minds. a new abc news poll says half of americans think aggressive new pat-downs go too far. carry out an electronic strip search. the head of the homeland security department says the government is considering changes but any new procedures are unlikely to happen before that holiday is over. >> we will make adjustments or changes when called upon, but not changes or adjustments that will affect the basic operational capability. >> reporter: there's an internet movement now that's urging travelers to bypass those full-body scanners, refuse them, and take the pat-downs instead. the idea being that it would slow down the process and send a message to the tsa. rob and vinita? those hitting the road for thanksgiving can expect to pay an average of $2.88 a gallon. that's about 24 cents higher than at the same time last year. analysts blame the increase on temporary shut-downs at refineries, as well as weakness
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of the u.s. dollar. >> we just can't get a break. >> no, man, not this time of year. >> that is, unless you go on "the oprah show." >> lots of breaks. >> she did her favorite thing and we loved it. >> our favorite thing as well, her favorite show. oprah gave away her favorite things not once but twice this year. friday and on monday. >> jimmy kimmel shows us oprah may have been more excited than even her audience. >> it was a deeply spiritual experience. and no one was more filled with the spirit than oprah. >> it's a trifecta favorite things and you get it all! whoo!
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>> she's having a seizure. someone turn the safety valves, oprah's about to blow. >> i could just watch her on loop, i love it. >> she needs to be a little more excited, a little more energy, oprah. >> as we leave you with perhaps the happiest people on earth today. we'll be right back with more "world news now." you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for "little or no money." jim plunkitt: "no cost. absolutely no cost to me."
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i love what you have today. >> i do too. >> let's get going. this first one i think most people think is long overdue. >> this was the original app for android when it first came out. now it's on the iphone as well. this is called shop savvy. and what it is, is you take a picture of anything that you want to buy, if you're in a store or wherever. hold this up for me. scan the bar code. >> just with any phone that will take a camera picture? >> as long as you have a camera on your phone and it scans it. now it's going to hold it here and it's going to tell us that it's found rock band 3, where to buy it locally near us, how much it will cost in different places or online. >> basically it has every place that you can get it when you compare the prices also? >> you can compare the prices online, link to those places, or it knows your geographical location because of the gps so it tells you where you are how much it is locally and give you directions to get there.
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it's too much money, let me know when it gets below this surprise. >> speaking of directions this one is basically for gps in the mall. >> i break out in hives when i go to the mall. this is called fast mall. it's free. you go to the mall, you get lost. if you want to figure out where the store is that you need to go to, you put this on, you say what mall you're in. basically it's like one of those directories that you're standing in front of but there's always people in front of you and you can't read it. this lets you search the mall by category. you can search by anything that you're looking for, the name of the store, restaurants, and it tells you where it is and directions on how to get there within the mall. >> so basically if you're at macy's and you want to go to saphor, take a right tat panera -- >> it doesn't need gps so if you have no signal inside it's fine. if you need a rest room, you shake it and it finds a restroom. >> let's talk about those discounts we see at this time of
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the year. i think this is so awesome if you're bad at math. >> sale saver is great. you get a discount, then you also get a coupon and you're not sure how much the total price is going to be. this is an app that lets you figure that out really easily. you put the price of your object in here. it calculates everything for you. or if you're at a store that has, say, everything in the store is 20% off, you can just put it in and it will tell you, okay, if it costs this much money, this is how much it's going to be. great app, handy. >> bring that to the cash register too. if you're spending $100 on someone, there you go. >> exactly. >> all right, next? >> this is also a location-based app called moby coupon. based on where you are it tells you what stores mere you have coupons. this is telling me i can go to my local rite aid and get a $5 coupon. what's cool about this is by hitting the coupon, it will let you scan it on your phone if you
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go to the store, or the other thing you can do is share it. you can post it on facebook and share it with your friends. >> sose so neat. almost like having an electronic reader. it's right there for you. >> right. >> let's talk about this last one. >> really quick, this one is called snack tell. just if you're looking for other reviews about a product. the same kind of thing as shop savvy. take a quick picture of it, it sends it out there, it tells you where it's found and other people's reviews on it so you know what other people think about it. >> all in one place. you haven't looked at the reviews of something that you see that might ob sale. >> easy to do your shopping right in the store. >> everything is free with the exception of the sale saver and that's only 99 cents. it's very wallet-friendly. i feel like going to the stores this time of year, how much time-saving stuff you've got for us here today. >> you can do your research and go to the store and be done. >> i love it. you know most of all i love this sale one. i'm definitely going to be all over that. thank you so much for being with
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us today, these are some awesome apps i think everyone can use. >> thank you. >> always a pleasure. you guys are watching "world news now." >> for information on services for older adults, the eldercare locator can help! >> it's great having a friendly person deliver a healthy meal- and having meals delivered makes it possible for me to stay in my own home. >> the eldercare locator can put you in touch with local resources to help older persons find home and community based services. call 1.800.677.1116 or visit today! the eldercare locator is a free public service of the u.s. administration on aging.
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♪ >> baby has done it again. of course we're talking about jennifer grey, the "dirty dancing" actress dominated last night's "dancing with the stars," making herself, there she is, the favorite into tonight's finale. >> but as you know we can't count out press toll palin. here's kabc with a complete wrap of last nate's show. >> we did everything we could. you know, that's all we wanted to do is come out here and do everything we possibly could and we did that. i thought she did fantastic
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tonight. and it's up to america now to vote. >> reporter: jennifer grey danced to perfection. starting the evening with triple 10s and returning with a second perfect score for their freestyle routine. jennifer says she gets stage fright every time she dances but she's doing to it show her daughter, you can do what makes you happy even if it scares you. >> i've never performed once without looking at her and remembering why i'm here. >> we have a 1-3 shot of winning. >> reporter: kyle massey and his partner are second with the judges. they started their evening with triple 9s and returned with an energetic freestyle that garnered them an almost perfect 29 of 30. kyle's feeling pretty good. >> everything you see on tv is me just being myself. i'm not there to act, i'm just there to have fun and be myself. this is a dance competition and it's to show your personality. >> reporter: bristol palin and her partner also garnered triple 9s for their first number. but their freestyle dance got the evening's lowest score, 25,
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landing them in third place. >> we're so thankful to still be here and we're thankful for the people out there that are connecting with me and going on this journey with me and seeing me improve every week. >> and also she's not the politician. she's just out here having a good time. >> do you think you deserve the mirror ball trophy, and if so, why? >> i think everyone deserves the mirror ball trophy because we've all work sod hard. >> reporter: the "dancing with the stars" competition is not over yet. the final three teams dance two more times for judges' scores only. you'll see it all tonight on abc. in los angeles, george pinnock i don't for abcs now. >> what a controversial season. a new abc/"washington post" poll out says only 14% of folks believe bristol made it this far because of her natural dancing ability. 54% see say it had to do more with her mom's popularity. we'll see what america decides later on tonight. >> i think by this stage we're
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show your privates or what have you. so he's come up with these things that he says will not set off the metal detector. it's thin to contour to the contours of your body but doesn't hide anything. shouldn't set off the metal detector but if you go through that scan machine at the airport it should cover things you may not feel comfortable with the tsa agent checking out. in light of all the debate i think that's a fascinating idea. they also sell t-shirts that say, don't touch my junk. >> touch my junk. >> it says touch my junk, the opposite, more of the holiday spirit. >> if you're going through and that sets off a blocked image aren't you going to get groped more aggressively? >> it won't set off the thing, but i guess you get the pat-down -- >> right. very adam and eve, though. >> yes. >> so if you are looking for something overpriced and absolutely ridiculous, get ready to see a designer turkey. because they are selling them, what where else, but in new york
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checking checkpoints. the new rules and airport security. are pat-downs and scanners really slowing down passengers? secrets revealed. from the porn actress in the middle of the charlie sheen fias fiasco. >> it was like being in a horror film. >> why she's telling her story. magic mirror. technology takes the hassle out of trying on new clothes. it's tuesday, november 23rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. we are following breaking
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news out of korea this morning. north and south korea are exchanging artillery fire near the country's disputed western border. it began when the north fired on a south korean island, setting up to 70 homes ablaze. >> the south then returned the fire. the incident comes amid tension over north korea's claim it has a new ire rain upenrichment facility. to our other top story, the government's plea for patience from air travelers and the growing backlash over those new security procedures. >> our new poll finds americans are about evenly split whether full-body scans and pat-downs go too far. hi, john. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. pilots avoid it. flight attendants are trying to do the same. one man in san diego stripped down to his underwear to get out of it. for millions of americans there is extra screening at the security line. in the busiest travel week of the year, just how bad are those airport lines? we checked. in denver, 16 minutes.
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chicago, seven. d.c., five. boston, just two minutes. >> i don't really mind. >> reporter: why so short? the tsa says of the 2 million passengers who fly every day, less than 3% are getting pat-downs. still, many in the public are frustrated over the pat-downs, full-body scans, and the inconvenience of airport security. >> i don't know that they make us any safer. >> reporter: a new abc news/"washington post" poll finds half of americans think aggressive new pat-downs go too far. one in three oppose those new full-body scanners that credit ins say carry out an electronic strip search. that means most approve. but there's enough anger at the terminals to put the federal government on the defensive. >> has all of this been done perfectly? no. >> reporter: one reason for the public uproar, airport screening horror storiestories. in florida, a bladder cancer survivor had a medical bag that collects urine burst open during a search. >> here i am in this room, no windows. i've got urine, two men i don't
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know. my underwear had been dropped to the floor. >> reporter: then there's this woman. >> she put her full hand on my breast and said, what is this? and i said, it's a prosthesis, because i've had breast cancer. and she goes, you're going to need to show me that. >> reporter: asked about invasive security checks, tsa chief john pistole tells the story of two russian planes blown up in 2004, intelligence says by two women suicide bombers who packed explosives in their bras. vinita and rob? tom sawyer, the cancer survivor mentioned in john's piece, did get an apology from the head of the tsa and displayed a vigorous internet campaign there is little indication that passengers are going to stage any kind of slow-down protest tomorrow. organizers are calling it national opt-out day but experts are warning that even a few seconds of delays could cause some massive problems. >> the worst case is that somebody disrupts a security checkpoint at a busy airport. and we've seen in the past some -- what seemed like very
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small things in some cases have led to the shut-down of entire air terminals and the evacuation of everyone. >> tsa is giving people an unpalatable option. you can either get a naked picture of yourself, a virtual strip search, or you can go through this really aggressive groping process. >> the mayor of los angeles is among the public officials urging travelers not to make any trouble tomorrow. to show just how easy it is, mayor antonio villaraigosa stepped into one of those body scanners itself. this morning's "new york times" reports a taliban leaders who was involved in high-level peace talks with afghan leaders was actually an imposter. it was supposed to be mullah mansour. the "times" reports the fake leader was not only a security threat, the u.s. also paid him lots of money. international observers say sunday's elections in haiti are all set to go, despite the cholera crisis that is still showing no signs of ending.
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more than 1,000 people have already died from the disease and officials fear the final number will be far higher. >> reporter: the dead are piling up in this earthquake-battered country. these buses called tap-taps have been converted into giant hearses. the morgues in this country are brimming. with thousands more dead expected, authorities and the u.n. are scrambling to find places to bury them. >> we've had long discussions with counterparts, where can we bury people who have died from cholera? mayors are reluctant to have them in their communities. people protest. >> reporter: cholera may kill its host but the bacteria lives on in the corpse. those who die are disinfected and put in these white body bags. there are still people who don't want -- >> people fear if we are doing it. >> reporter: the dead are being trucked to the countryside, dumped in mass graves. we set out to find one. enlisting these men as guides we
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bumped through villages, asked directions, and turned into a remote dirt track. a trail of latex gloves and surgical masks led the way. then we found this pit. this is a fresh grave, in anticipation of new victims of cholera. over here is where victims were buried nameless, no identification. over there, the graves of those who died in the earthquake ten months ago. and entombed beneath these mounds, thousands who died in the quake. then we came across this grave digger. how many of these holes did you actually dig yourself? he told us, five graves. he expects much more work to come. matt gutman, abc news, port-au-prince, haiti. qantas airlines is set to return some of those massive a-380 jumbo jets to the air. the six a-380s in qantas' fleet have been grounded since a mid-air engine blowout three weeks ago. qantas now says it is completely comfortable with the aircraft and the two of them will start
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flying again on sunday. a snow storm and icy conditions are being blamed for at least one death in the seattle area. the wintry blast caused some long commutes home last night and the morning rush is expected to be more of the same. mid winter-like temperatures even forced the city to open several shelters for the homeless. in northern illinois, tens of thousands of people are without power after a tornado rolled through. a school bus was even blown over, leaving the driver and several children with minor injuries. the half mile wide storm also caused significant damage to homes and businesses. >> wow. now here is a look at your tuesday forecast. showers in the northeast. thunderstorms in the carolinas, georgia and the gulf coast. showers from seattle to san francisco. up to 2 feet of snow in the sierras. blizzard warnings in utah and colorado. heavy snow into the dakotas. >> 14 degrees in fargo. 23 in the twin cities. way below normal in the pacific northwest with 23 in seattle, just 30 in portland.
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warmer though in the east hitting the 60s in boston, new york, and baltimore. rob and i are on the edge of our seats because we are hours away from the moment millions of us have been waiting for. tonight we finally find out who is going to claim the covet ed mirror ball trophy. >> earning perfect scores for her dances "do you love me." kyle massey's fox trot and booty-shaking freestyle left him in second place. >> as you expected, once again bristol palin picked up the lowest score from the judges but the winner is still anybody's guess. as always the final they say belongs to the viewers. if i could have given you an 11, i would have. >> i think twice in a row she's gotten two 30s. she clearly is highest-ranked with all the drama about this season. we'll see where it goes later on tonight. more after this, everybody, stay with us.
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welcome back, everybody. the battle between actor charlie sheen and porn star capri anderson is now intensifying. sheen has filed a lawsuit against capri today. he is suing her for extortion. >> of course, sheen has filed her own lawsuit against him claiming he tried to choke her in his hotel room after hiring her to attend a dinner with him. here with more of anderson's exclusive interview is ashleigh banfield. >> i promise i'll get a quiet prostitute. >> reporter: he is tv's mega million dollar man. >> all my hooker numbers are in that phone. >> reporter: the highest-paid act over television, raking in a reported $1.25 million for every episode of "two and a half men." >> she overplayed her hand this time. >> reporter: although these days, he may be better known for his off-camera antics. the latest, a drunken rampage at the plaza hotel in new york city. it ended with a bloodied sheen being taken away by ambulance for a psychiatric evaluation. in this exclusive interview, the
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woman who was with him that night -- >> it was like being in a horror film. >> reporter: tells us a very different story. >> what was the worst thing you think was going to happen to you? >> that i could be very severely beaten up or possibly killed. >> reporter: that woman, 22-year-old christina walsh, went to the police after giving us this exclusive interview over the weekend. walsh is better known as capri anderson, her stage name in the porn industry. she says charlie sheen was a fan of hers. but shes is the night documented in these pictures obtained by tmz quickly turned ugly. >> as it progressed he was definitely becoming more intoxicated. he was cursing a lot. he was making racial slurs. derogatory comments towards women. >> reporter: anderson says it was clear sheen was too drunk to carry on. she says his friend requested that she help get sheen up to his room and into his bed. >> so we go inside of the room. and then i hear -- kind of a big
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snorting sound. i look over and he says, do you party? and i say, no, no thanks, politely. and he gets up at one point and he's kind of -- with his hands around the bottom of my dress, my thighs. and he kisses me. and he starts kind of walking with me, against me, so i'm walking backwards at that point, towards the bed. and he gets on top of me and he puts his hands around my neck. and at that point i got really very, very nervous. he then very quickly gets off of me, picks up the lamp, and he throws it across the room and he smashes it. anything he could pick up, he was trashing the place. >> did you want to dial 911? >> i did. but i was also scared to call the police on somebody who is powerful. and who am i? i'm just a girl. what is my word against his? >> reporter: the police finally
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arrived at the plaza where they restrained sheen and convinced anderson to open the bathroom door. >> the cop asked me what was i doing here this evening? if i was paid to be here in the room? do i want to press charges? did he physically hurt me? and i just told the officer, you know, look, i just want to go home. >> reporter: yet it took her nearly a month to go to the police and tell them her story. most people would say the intervention for something like you're alleging is the police. >> in that moment -- >> and now. >> -- i just wanted to go home. >> and now. >> i didn't want to answer questions. >> it's an important question. >> reporter: instead, she deferred that question to her lawyer, keith davidson. >> she was afraid she was going to get framed and arrested that night. >> she could go to any precinct right now and file that complaint. >> she still may. >> reporter: and in an about-face, 48 hours later, she did. >> i am going to fight this
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tooth and nail and defend charlie. because he hasn't done anything wrong here. >> reporter: sheen's lawyer, yale galanter, says capri anderson is looking for a payday. >> miss anderson visited a number of law firms and determined that because of mr. sheen's celebrity status, that she could cash in on this. and of course, we're not going to permit her to do that. >> reporter: capri anderson is scheduled to meet with the da. in new york. but charlie sheen has fired back with a lawsuit of his own. claiming anderson tried to extort him for $1 million. i'm ashleigh banfield in new york. >> you heard the mention of $1 million. apparently the extortion was, if you pay me the money i'll keep the story out of the papers. and his legal team who will be on "gma" later, they're saying what about that $165,000 watch we all heard so much about that was missing from the hotel room? >> because she locked herself in the bathroom, his lawyer is
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saying she did that because she was afraid he'd find the watch on her. that interview with his team on "gma" later today. how technology is making a difference in the fitting room. >> i tried out a so-called magic mirror at the department store and it's a new experience shopping for clothes. that's next. .
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let's be real here for a second. guys for the most part hate shopping. definitely me. the whole experience is bad but the part of course that we and definitely me hate the most is trying on those clothes. that stinks, that part of it. >> we don't like that part of it either. but for those of you who dread dressing rooms with the harsh lighting and terrible angles, it may be a thing of the past. some stores are trying out something new this holiday season and i got a chance to check it out. >> reporter: in the battle for your holiday bucks, retailers have plenty of gimmicks.
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there are the early bird specials, the clearance-priced clothes, and the two for one deals. when you can get it all online, why even bother braving the crowds at the stores? well, wait until you see this. at the macy's store in midtown manhattan, retailers tested out what they're calling the magic mirror. one part fitting room, one part online catalog. it's an attempt at getting the 15% of shoppers who say they are more and more dissatisfied with retail shopping back in the store. first, you take your picture. in my case a mediocre one. then you virtually scroll through all the clothes in the store's catalog. with a flick -- a flick -- a flick of the wrist, i virtually put them on. yes, that part could use a little fine-tuning. then stretch them out to fit me. but here is where it gets really cool. not only does the computer pick other accessories that would look good with your outfit, kind of like a personal shopper, it also lets you ask your friends,
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in realtime, what they think. >> you can save this to e-mail, have your friend pick it up, look at the session that you're in, say i like that pink dress, i like that black skirt, or whatever it happens to be. >> reporter: jcpenney has taken the concept one step further, putting everything they sell, from clothes to electronics to furniture, in their find more fixtures. they've been at select stores across the nation for about a year and the company is planning on adding even more. >> i think the consumer now is expecting to have options when they walk into a store, multi-level options of purchasing. and this really brings that into the store. >> reporter: while the interactive mirrors and e-mailable info may seem a bit high-tech, 73% of global shoppers think the technology will be in dressing rooms by 2015. in other words, finding your clothes on the rack this holiday season, then taking your clothes off to try them on, that is just so last season. >> honestly, is it easier to do
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that or easier to walk through the aisles the old-fashioned way, see what you like and try it on? >> i guess as a girl i think ultimately there are bad parts of me and stretching clothes over that is not going to hide those bad parts. if you saw the piece and thought, i've seen this technology before, it has been out there before but this is the latest and the greatest because of the social interaction and the e-mails like you saw. a rem, but a rethink. with lunesta. lunesta is thought to interact with gaba receptors associated with sleep. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need. lunesta has some risk of dependency. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal.
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>> reporter: this is a monster. one of aidan's monsters. you might say they're good monsters doing great things. so who is aidan? aidan reid is a 5-year-old boy in clearwater, kansas, who likes to dress up and loves to draw pictures of monsters. scary monsters don't make you scared at all? >> no. >> does anything make you scared? >> no. >> reporter: not even cancer. just two months ago, aidan was diagnosed with leukemia. >> i started crying. my son started crying too. >> for about five hours we thought it was a death sentence. >> reporter: it wasn't. his cancer is treatable. though it requires chemotherapy, antibiotics, and often painful trips to the hospital. aidan drew me a picture. what's this? >> the doctor giving me a shot and i was really tough. >> you're really tough in this picture? >> it's not real fun to get shots. >> no, it isn't.
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>> no, it isn't fun at all. >> reporter: it's also not cheap. aidan's father has good insurance at his job at cessna but each doctor's visit has a $250 co-pay. plus he had to miss big chunks of work to be with aidan during his treatment. >> we started looking at selling this house. >> reporter: aidan's aunt had another idea. sell prints of aidan's monsters online to help with their expenses. at $12 apiece. >> i didn't believe very many people were going to buy aidan's drawings. >> reporter: but they did. in less than two months they sold 5,000 of them. >> all the help that we've received, it feels like half the world has stood up to help my son with his problems. it's changed the way we look at -- changed the way we look at the world. i don't think we'll ever be the same. >> reporter: the reids get to keep their house. and aidan, he gets to keep drawing. monsters, clowns, even reporters. john berman, abc news, clearwater, kansas. >> you saw aidan's mom in the
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piece holding a baby. she was nine months pregnant when they realized aidan had the diagnosis. she says she was so alarmed she went into false labor and started having contractions, she was so
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tough talk about airport security. sharp criticism and promises of a protest. >> has all of this been done perfectly? no. >> but will pat-downs and screenings really slow you down? herbal high. legal synthetic marijuana. why it could be more dangerous than the real thing. and, royal challenges. the limelight on prince william and the tough adjustments for his bride to be. it's tuesday, november 23rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. we begin with breaking news
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from the koreas where there's been a major escalation in tension between the north and the south. it began when the north fired at least 200 artillery shells at a south korean island. local tv reports say at least one south korean marine has been killed, several houses have caught on fire action and power was knocked out. >> the south returned fire and scrambled f-16 fighter jets. days ago north korea claimed it has a new uranium enrhythment facility. now to our other top story this morning. just one day left before the busiest travel day of the entire year. americans are evenly divided over those new controversial airport security measures. >> according to our new poll, 50% say the measures go too far. 48% say they are justified. the white house is now weighing in on the issue and here is jake tapper. >> reporter: with images such as these flooding the air waves and the interget, the white house found itself acknowledging some mistakes in new tsa procedures.
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>> has all of this been done perfectly? no. >> reporter: but officials stand by the new policy and the use of enhanced scanning machines. and an overwhelming majority of the public agrees. according to a new abc news/"washington post" poll, 64% support using the new enhanced scanners. 32% oppose them. the public is split on the new, more aggressive pat-downs. 50% say the new procedures go too far. of those who fly at least once a year, the number of those who think it goes too far shoots up to 54%. incoming house transportation committee chairman john micah says tsa needs to demonstrate more common sense. >> can't somebody make a thinking decision that you don't have to pat down a 10-year-old or a person who has a prosthetic device? >> reporter: but sources tell abc news that intelligence has picked up terrorists discussing the use of prosthetic or medical devices to conceal explosives. the white house says terrorists are looking to recruit those
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from outside the profile. tsa head john pistole, asked about pat-downs of female passengers under their bras, recalled two russian planes destroyed by terrorists in 2004, killing 90 people. >> the best intelligence is two female suicide bombers, about 90 minutes apart, had explosives in their bras, around their waist. >> reporter: what about the children being patted down? >> the president is a father. there are a lot of parents whose children have been subjected to the pat-downs. and they've been very upset by it. >> anybody that's under 12 goes through something much modified. >> reporter: one more fact from our poll. 20% of those polled say the new tsa procedures make it less likely that they will fly. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. with more than 1 million passengers expected to go through l.a.x., the mayor of los angeles sought to reassure travelers that it's safe to pass through those full-body scanners. mayor antonio villaraigosa
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stepped into one of those machines yesterday at the airport. he said he had no qualms about his privacy being violated by the anonymous tsa agents. some good news if you are flying delta airlines this holiday season. they say they will consider refunds for passengers who cancel travel because of concerns over new airport security measures. delta says it will decide on a case-by-case basis. some passengers aren't canceling travel but they do plan to protest. here's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: on one of the busiest travel days of the year, we fanned out to ten airports across the country to find out how long passengers are waiting to get through security. in denver, 16 minutes. chicago, seven. atlanta, five. boston, just two minutes. on average, about nine minutes. where's all that chaos we were expecting? well, the tsa says of the 2 million passengers who fly every day, less than 3% are getting pat-downs. 3%. and less than 1% are being pulled aside for even more screening.
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meaning millions of passengers are moving through security swiftly. viral videos like this one of an 8-year-old boy getting screened with his shirt off have been fueling the ire of those passengers who say the tsa is going too far. but what's really going on here? the tsa says the boy set off an alarm and did have to go through a secondary screening. but they say the boy's father, not the tsa, removed his shirt in an effort to expedite the screening. tsa agents received just eight hours of training on how to perform those new pat-downs. but the tsa says of the more than 30 million passengers who have flown since the new procedures kicked in, only 700 have filed complaints with them. still, real concerns remain. especially about the safety of those scanners. the tsa maintains they are safe and only emit a minuscule amount of radiation. still, some in the scientific community aren't convinced. >> there's a fair amount of evidence out there right now
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that the dose is so low but rather higher than the tsa is saying. >> reporter: 10 to 15 times higher, the scientists say. independent scientists haven't had a chance to examine those scanners and they would like to. abc news has put in that request and hopes to get answers. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. the u.s. is caught up in an embarrassing situation involving afghan peace talks. turns out the top taliban leader, mullah achter mohammad mansour, who had been secretly meeting with afghan officials, wasn't mansour at all, it was an imposter. the "new york times" reports the fake leader even met with president hamid karzai, had been flown to kabul on a nato aircraft and ushered into the presidential palace. the search is on for a second robot that can be sent into that mine in new zealand where 29 men remain trapped. the first robot that was sent to the mine shaft was damaged. but as time passes, of course, hopes begin to fade since nothing has been heard from those men since friday's explosion. phil mercer of the bbc has more.
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>> reporter: a new day brings fresh hope of a positive breakthrough in the search for the missing miners. for their families, the wait is agonizing. they've prayed for any sign that there's still life deep underground. so far, there's been only silence. a potentially catastrophic combination of toxic gas and searing heat has prevented rescue teams from searching for their colleagues. the police superintendent in charge is realistic about the prospects of finding the men alive. >> this is a very serious situation, and the longer it goes on, hopes fade. and we have to be realistic. >> reporter: pike river is a drift mine. a deep tunnel drilled into the hillside. the trapped men are thought to be more than two kilometers inside. more pictures have been released of some of the 29 pike river miners. they're aged between 17 and 62. the youngest is joseph dunbar. he was on his first-ever shift
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underground when the explosion tore through the coal mine friday. a remote-controlled military robot that was sent into an access tunnel has broken down. the authorities in new zealand say this delicate and dangerous rescue mission simply can't be rushed. officials say they remain optimistic the men will be found alive but they do concede that they are planning for the worst. phil mercer at the pike river mine near graymouth. a tornado about half a mile wide roared across northern illinois, leaving behind a good deal of damage. the storm also knocked out power to more than 40,000 people. a packed school bus was turned on its side by the strong winds. the driver and several children suffered some minor injuries. in the seattle area, the morning rush hour is expected to be a complete mess because of a wintry blast that's left behind snow and ice. the deep freeze is being blamed for at least one death so far. seattle opened several homeless shelters overnight as temperatures dipped into the 20s. schools are closed today because
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of the icy conditions. a reminder to drive slowly and safely already. >> old man winter is here. here's your tuesday forecast. showers from seattle to san francisco, reaching l.a. by evening time. heavy snow in the sierra range and the rockies and in the northern dakotas. thunderstorms from houston to the carolinas. showers into d.c., philadelphia, new york, and new england. >> 61 in new york. 71 in atlanta. 81 in miami. a drastic drop in the midwest. 44 in detroit. 30s in chicago and detroit. a bitter 6 degrees in billings. 27 in boise. 42 in salt lake city. 'tis the season that the city of lights truly lives up to its name. >> paris is all decked out for the holidays. they flipped on the switch at the champs-elysees last night. i hope i said that right. every tree along the famous avenue in brilliant christmas lights. take a look at that. this year flashing l.e.d. lights were added to create the effect of falling snow. >> pretty cool.
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tourists say the lights not only make it feel like christmas is coming, they say it also feels like love is indeed in the air. >> we've got to get through thanksgiving first, guys. i'm not ready yet. >> me either. we'll be right back. hó if you fight to sleep in the middle of the night,
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no control over how much you're going to use. >> reporter: most parents would never suspect this new high is perfectly legal. something they may have even seen on their teenager's dresser. it's called synthetic marijuana. also known as k2 or spice. sold commercially as incense, supposedly not for human consumption. >> i could walk into a tobacco store, buy however much i wanted. >> reporter: young people like paul are smoking spice, sending many of them to the emergency room with seizures. more than 500 people have been poisoned in the last year alone. the message of danger is not getting out. it's an internet sensation. teens across the nation are glorifying k2 and spice in youtube videos, including some smoking it in gas masks. ♪ you know you're loving it >> all right, here we go, take two. legal leaves. >> you want to go with something legal and you don't want to get busted, k2.
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get your buzz. >> reporter: when we tested the type of spice sold in minnesota at this laboratory in pennsylvania, we learned it contained chemicals the dea believes may be five times more powerful than marijuana. >> you're basically playing russian roulette with these chemicals. hallucinations, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure. these chemicals appear to bind to certain parts of the brain. the potential for long-term effects are very deadly. >> reporter: and none of the dangerous chemicals appear on the package label. when we went to a store that sells spice, they weren't happy to see us. even though their spice section is clearly labeled "not for human consumption." >> i wanted to talk to you about spice. you don't want to talk to us? >> no. >> you know kids that use the spice -- >> did you hear what i'm saying or not? am i clear? >> okay. >> reporter: in the suburbs of minneapolis, police are angry. >> it is very frustrating to us because there's nothing we can do about it. they're not going to stop selling it until they absolutely are forced to. >> reporter: abc news has
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learned the dea is so concerned about these products, they're considering a ban on sales that could come soon. pierre thomas, abc news, hastings, minnesota. >> already impact already. there's a city council in west virginia that's already put notice on the table to ban the sale of the stuff. that may spark a national trend here. in addition to what the fda is doing. >> it's already been banned in 12 states. i think the bottom line right now is it's very hard to be a parent. between this and four loko and all these things that are legal. it's really hard to keep an eye on your kid and you have to be adamant about it. >> you don't know about it until it becomes a problem, it's even harder. a real-life drama for leonardo dicaprio. >> and the dramatic final competition on "dancing with the stars." "skinny's" coming up.
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well, if you missed "dancing with the stars" last night, and most people probably didn't, here is a quick recap. we wanted to show you the three remaining contestants. of course the finale is coming up soon.
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here's how they did last night. ♪ ♪ >> so of course the results will be announced on tuesday evening's show until the final three await their fate. keep in mind, jennifer grey, another night of perfect scores. bristol palin, not so much. >> all the drama will end tonight. america will have its say. we'll see, of course. that will be in "the skinny" tomorrow, we know that for sure. interesting news if you're a fan of "the real housewives of atlanta." you'll find this news very interesting. the one and only kim zolciak is announcing she is indeed with child. she is pregnant with her nfl boyfriend. he is a defensive player with the atlanta falcons.
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they actually met on an episode of the show. i think she was in dance competition and praised his tight butt. now they're in love and having a kid. so, interesting here. kim's kind of like the party girl of the group, smokes, now she's expecting a kid she says while it was not planned, god clearly has a bigger and better plan for us and we are very excited. she says, he makes me a better person. i love everything about him. she says he's 32, he's 25. and now she is three months along. there's the picture of him. she already has two kids from a previous marriage, a previous relationship, and now baby number three on the way. >> i know, we're confused too because i remember her coming out and saying now she was with a woman. now i guess she's with a man. >> she does it all there, kimmie. >> here's one you did not see coming. guess who they are eyeing for playing at the royal engagement at the wedding? >> the sizzle? >> snoop dogg. ♪ dogg >> really. >> apparently harry is in talks with the rapper and has already signed the uk artist tiny tempa.
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i hope i'm saying that right, i don't know. to perform at the party. it could be snoop dogg. which you know, we've heard that $50 million price tag. that might in part justify it. you know what i'm talking about, prince william has proposed to kate middleton with an 18-carat sapphire diamond ring. so much speculation about the dress and where it's going to happen and when it's going to happen. now we apparently know who one of the artists could be. >> i want to be there when snoop meets the queen. i think that's a -- that would be a wonderful, wonderful moment. >> it would be. keep in mind william is a huge -- he often talks about how much he loves hip-hop. he had kanye west and p. diddy perform at that 2007 concert for diana. >> that's right. >> he's well-versed in the rap. he'd be in the crowd singing all the words. >> i'm sure the queen will love that, yeah. that could be a moment, man. well, scary moment for the one and only leonardo dicaprio. apparently, we heard news about this flight, 200 people on board this flight, a moscow-bound delta flight. he was one of the people on board here. it had some engine trouble, had to make an emergency landing. it was a boeing 767. it had 193 people on board, 400
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feet in the air so it wasn't high up but scary enough it had some engine troubles and had to reland. leo himself was on board. not a fancy, private charter jet, he was on this flight. apparently he made out okay. and everybody else. scary moment. >> wasn't it a bird strike? >> that's what they said. you don't need a rematch, but a rethink. with lunesta. lunesta is thought to interact with gaba receptors associated with sleep. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need. lunesta has some risk of dependency. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. anyone harmed financially by the gulf oil spill disaster has until the end of the day to file an emergency claim for losses from bp. jurors in austin, texas, deliberate again today in the money laundering trial of tom delay, former house majority leader. delay denies wrongdoing in the case. sarah palin's book goes on sale today. the former alaska governor has already launched a cross-country tour to promote it and the expectation's that this one's going to be a best-seller as well. exciting news on the upcoming royal wedding. reports are swirling it will be a spring wedding, perhaps april
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28th, 2011, for kate and the prince. >> we're also getting an idea of what england really thinks of the young couple. jeffrey kofman has more on that from buckingham palace. >> reporter: we do not yet know exactly when or where the royal couple will get married. but it is increasingly clear that the british approve the woman who could one day be their queen. kate middleton, soon to be princess catherine, gets overwhelming support in opinion polls in london newspapers. in fact, it's a little awkward. a "news of the world" poll shows almost two-thirds support william and kate becoming king and queen, compared with 19% who support william's dad, prince charles, and his wife, camilla, duchess of cornwall. that follows an offhand comment from prince charles over the weekend in which he suggested camilla could one day be queen. >> to me that shows in the prince of wales' mind he wants and expects and intends for there to be a queen camilla. >> reporter: meanwhile the woman britons know simply as kate is
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being forced to make a rapid adjustment to her life as an international icon. kate now has full-time security. according to "the daily mail," she is getting counseling to help her avoid depression and cope with isolation. we just learned her soon to be husband is back at work as a search and rescue pilot just 48 hours after they announced their engagement. plucking a hiker off a mountainside in dense fog after he collapsed with chest pain. over the weekend, the future king of england put his own wedding plans on hold to attend a friend's stag and watch a soccer match. the prince and his fiancee are back at their farmhouse in northern wales surrounded by royal air force colleagues. when he flies that helicopter, william is known simply as flight lieutenant wales. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> i wonder if that young girl knows exactly what she has walked into, the next six, ten months of her life is going to be like. insane.
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>> there's part of me that hopes they run to las vegas and elope. >> right. >> they're saying though they really have had to step up security. apparently on an average day they get something like 10,000 hate mail letters. i should say a year, not a day, a year. so they really had to step up
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