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from his assault rifle, directly at the legendary building. a massive manhunt by the secret service for this man, who could be a threat to the president. an abc news exclusive. alleged victim number one's mother fights back against jerry san does can i's total denial in the penn state sex abuse scandal. why her son broke down in tears. and what he fears most right now. >> i'm afraid he'll go free. >> dan abrams and nancy grace on the latest revelations in this case. no bieber baby. the pop superstar isn't a father afterle all. high the woman suing him appears to have backed off from her bombshell claim. and the season's most controversial couple is out. hope calling it the toughest competition she's ever been in. now, the final three join us live this morning before the showdown in the ballroom. is is.
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and george and i were just saying, november 16th. >> already. >> you've got to be kidding me. good morning, everyone. we have some breaking weather headlines right now down south. tornado warnings and watches across that region. at least one tornado has touched down just north of new orleans. and sam, of course, is tracking the latest. >> keeping an eye on that. also, take a look at this. look at this video. the guy appears to be talking into his cigarette. you see it right there. it's one of the biggest and elaborate casino scams in history. millions and millions were stolen. we'll take you inside this morning. and we start with josh elliott. he had some news. the threat at the white house seems more serious than we thought. >> much more serious. police scrambling to find a man they say could pose a threat to the president. this, after a bullet was found outside a white house window. abc's pierre thomas is following the investigation. pierre? >> reporter: that's right, josh. this morning, the intensive
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manhunt continues on the man who fired an assault rifle, only blocks away from the white house. authorities are increasingly concerned, that this man, oscar ortega hernandez of idaho could pose a threat. authorities think he fired an assault rifle at the white house, some 800 yards away. the secret service has discovered one of the rounds ortega hernandez allegedly fired, hit a white house window. and was stopped by bullet-proof glass. another bullet was lodged in the white house exterior. forensics have not linked the bullet to the incident. but police believe they are connected. >> this is a man who discharged a rifle in downtown d.c. i think that speaks volumes. >> reporter: police suspect ortega hernandez is mentally ill. he has a criminal record, from violence to drug charges. police received reports of shots fired on the iconic washington
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mall. authorities would later find this car. the suspect had fled. but what police discovered inside left them deeply concerned. an assault rifle and empty shell casings. police linked the car to ortega hernandez and have been hunting for him ever since. they suspect he's been in the d.c. area for weeks. perhaps blending in with occupy d.c. protesters. before the shooting, ortega hernandez was detained by local police at an abandoned house. >> they handcuffed him. they had him on the grass. and i guess they let him go. >> reporter: even though the president has been out of town since last week, officials say they're taking no chances. they want this suspect off the streets. think of it, josh. bullets whizzing past the white house. >> a grave threat, indeed. thank you very much for that, pierre thomas. and you mentioned the president. he's in australia, where he announced the u.s. military will establish a permanent presence, 2,500 marines and personnel will be sent to australia to blunt china's growing influence in the
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south pacific. meanwhile, stateside, a tense confrontation in seattle. police used pepper spray to break up anti-wall street protesters there. a pregnant woman and an 84-year-old activist were among the people hit. they were accused of blocking streets. another confrontation is growing at u.c. berkeley in california. protesters have begun setting up tents and sleeping bags there. they are defying police orders. it's unclear if a shooting on the berkeley campus is tied to that protest. a man carrying a gun was shot and wounded by police. and last night, history made in men's college basketball. duke coach mike krzyzewski, passing his mentor, bobby knight last night, to become the winningest coach in men's major college hoops history. 903 wins and counting. and there it is. the two men hugging. they, of course, met at west point. >> aw. >> the winningest men's college basketball coach in history. >> the reason you're doing that is because -- pat summitt, at the university of tennessee,
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lady vols has 1,072. but coach k. also. >> a good influence on him. >> that's right. but the mens -- thank you. appreciate that. let's move out to the latest in the sexual abuse scandal involving former penn state football coach jerry sandusky. an abc news exclusive, the mother of one of his alleged victims is speaking out, after sandusky denied he is a pedophile. jim avila is in state college for us. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, robin. a couple of developments. the coach who said he saw sandusky raping a 10-year-old boy in the showers, told friends in an e-mail now, he actually told police about that attack ten years ago. and of course, there's the mother. the mother of one of the eight victims, speaking out today. angry about jerry sandusky's denial, saying he was arrogant. and she's mad at his freedom. as jerry sandusky made his case
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on national television, at least one family listened very carefully. >> it sickened me that he would be on tv. i think he made himself look more guilty. >> reporter: her identity protected so her son cannot be identified as child number one in the indictment of jerry sandusky. this mother, speaking exclusively to abc news, is disgusted about what she heard. do you think the facts support the contention that he's just a jock playing with kids in the locker room? >> no. it's not games. it's a planned out strategy to groom children to molest. >> are you a pedophile? >> no. >> reporter: what did you think when he said -- >> well, in retrospect, i shouldn't have showered with those kids. >> he definitely shouldn't have showered with those kids. it was sickening. i mean, i don't know anybody, anybody, who when somebody's like 50, would get in a shower
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naked with a 10-year-old. >> reporter: this mom says her son, victim number one, cried when he saw sandusky defending himself. >> i said, well, why did it make you cry? and he said, because i'm afraid he'll go free. >> reporter: and worst of all, it angers her to watch sandusky as a free man, while she and her son feel they must hide. >> it makes me really mad that my son can't go out and have a normal life. he can't go out and hang out at the mall because he could run into jerry. he can go to the mall, his job, whatever he wants to do. that aggravates me. he should be in jail. >> reporter: victim number one is expected to be a star witness against sandusky. perhaps as important as this man, former coach mike mcqueary, seen doing afternoon shopping. but refusing to react publicly to sandusky that he saw the coach raping a 10-year-old a lie. >> no, sir. >> reporter: but in e-mails he sent to friends this week,
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mcqueary for the first time, said he not only told joe paterno about the attack, he told police. quote, i did stop it, not physically. but made sure it was stopped when i left that locker room. i did have discussions with police and the official at the university in charge of police. now, the sandusky indictment makes it seem as though mcqueary merely walked away from that attack and didn't stop it. that's one part of the indictment that the prosecution star witness vehemently disagrees with. george? >> jim, thanks. let's bring in our legal team, nancy grace and "gma" analyst dan abrams. thanks to both of you. let's begin with you, nancy. we've seen the interview by coach sandusky has enraged some of the victims and their families. mystified most of us. do you understand what strategy might be behind this? >> well, i can tell you this, it's bad strategy. number one, any defense attorney will tell you never, never, never, "a," speak to police or comment on your case. this is one of the reasons.
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it has infuriated crime victims all over the country, including myself. i'm looking at a 23-page grand jury presentment. "the new york times" now says there are up to 18 child victims. and his words were, it's not my fault. when i think, for instance, a protest going in support of paterno, the protest should be over a child being aimly sodomized in a shower. that should be the protest. >> i think a lot of us agree with that. but, dan, it seemed like even though he denied committing any crimes, he did incriminate himself. >> sure, to some degree. but he would be happy to get away with whatever crime he may have committed for horsing around in the shower. he's facing much more serious crimes than that. from his perspective, we're seeing the linchpin of the defense, which is this word,
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horsing around. why are they using that word? because in that grand jury presentment, you saw one of the penn state officials say that his impression was, that this was horsing around. so, that's what's led, now, that these exact and important words being used. >> you saw something -- >> i disagree. i disagree. it's much more serious. he is not only -- he's placing himself at the location of the crime. at the time of the crime. with the alleged victim, that has come forward. he's all but admitted everything that's going on. it's more than some degree. he's placed himself at the scene of the crime at the time. >> well, no. but in the difference is, in the michael jackson case, he was basically saying, i slept in bed with boys. i did certain things. but the bottom line, i didn't commit the crime they're accusing me of. and he was acquitted. this is very important. the word nancy used about what's
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he's accused of doing to this boy is more serious than the idea of playing with someone in the shower. that's not -- that's not the problem here. the problem we're talking about is rape. i mean, let's be clear. >> how significant would it be, both you and nancy, if, indeed, the attorney seemed to suggest, this young man backs up sandusky's claim? nancy? >> well, look. the lawyer for sandusky can say whatever he wants to. but this young man went to the grand jury. you're under oath at a grand jury. i don't care what some defense attorney twisted around to say to the press. a 23-page presentment to a grand jury, now reportedly 18 victims. somebody's not denying it, including this guy. >> some of it is victims -- a lot of it is witnesses, who said what they saw. the problem is, the consistency of the accounts. the number of the accounts and the way that he was grooming
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them. when you read the grand jury presentment, again, it's so consistent in the way that they explain his conduct. >> and these will all be brought in a single trial? >> that's right. >> and you know another thing, dan and george? you know what's driving me crazy? is the people at second mile. these two that were running it, they made about $250,000 a year off that charity. they claim they got suspicion in 2008. huh-uh. no, no. they were told back in 2002, according to the dates, that something was horribly wrong. and they waited all this time. how many other children may have been sodomized in those six years? >> a lot of blame to go around here. >> and one of the things we're seeing now, is apparently coach paterno never spoke to coach sandusky about any of these charges. >> that's what sandusky is saying. i don't know if i would necessarily rely on what sandusky says about what happened. >> if it's true? >> if it's true that paterno
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never said anything to him, look. that's a problem. it's more of a moral problem. remember, we have to separate out. there's the legal lane and there's the moral lane. and a lot of this that we're focusing on is in the moral lane. why didn't people do anything more? >> no question about it. it also leads to some calls, nancy, for legal reform, making a requirement for somebody at a college to go to the police if they witness or get a report of anything like this. it's not a requirement in many states. >> absolutely. that requirement is already on elementary school teachers, high school teachers in public schools. and it should be here, too. everybody says i reported it. that's fine and well. but when you look out your window at work and you see sandusky still out there, you know he hasn't been arrested. >> nancy grace, dan abrams, thank you both very much. robin? >> george, thank you. now, to the massive spam attack flooding facebook users. millions of people finding their
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social network with disturbing pictures. and the hunt is on for who was behind the hack attack. dan berman has more on this outrage. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is disgusting stuff. facebook is investigating a cyber attack, one that flooded user accounts with images that are graphic and revolting. and they want your help to stop it. the images are shocking. raw porn. sickening. wounded animals. startling. a photoshopped image of justin bieber. timmages have been popping up in facebook news feeds. maybe thousands in the last few days. it hit the account of facebook user, courtney zito, who wrote on twitter, it looks like the facebook until they get it figured out. it was enough to make me ill. facebook told abc news, we experienced a coordinated spam attack, that exploited a user
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vulnerability. how is it happening? >> somebody clicks on a link in facebook or something connected to facebook, which sort of launches it. >> reporter: and you don't have to be the one to do it. if a friend cuts and pastes, it could show up on your page. >> they're now trying to do identity theft and maybe get the credit card info or even get credit. they're trying to disrupt facebook. >> reporter: who is behind it? some suspect anonymous. they posted this video the past summer, threatening to attack facebook this month. >> november 5th, 2011. we are anonymous. we have a region. we to not forgive. we do not forget. >> reporter: facebook says they're trying to find out who is responsible and working to contain the danger. facebook asked us to pass on these tips to stop attacks like this. one, never copy and pace an
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unknown code or address into your internet browser, even if you're offered gifts. was make sure you have an up-to-date browser. and, three, report suspicious behavior to facebook so they can work on this. >> all good things to keep in mind. john, thank you. now, to the latest on baby lisa. her parents, still under suspicion from police are back home for the first time since lisa disappeared more than a month ago. and now, they're facing a legal fight. abc's matt gutman has the details from kansas city. >> reporter: this morning, deborah bradley and jeremy irwin are back at the home where their daughter lisa went missing six weeks ago. >> when she walked into lisa's bedroom, i could see it in her eyes. how shocked her eyes are in that crib, looking for a miracle that lisa would be there. >> reporter: instead of a miracle, they were greeted with a legal challenge. the biological mother of one of lisa's half-brothers now wants custody of her 8-year-old son, saying she's concerned about
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his, quote, safety, comfort and peace of mind. the couple's attorney, joe tacopina, tells "gma," they intend to fight it. >> this woman hasn't seen her son for six years. six years behind in child support, all of a sudden has an interest. >> reporter: as the family returns home, familiar sounds. >> will you please make a statement? >> reporter: in the weeks since baby lisa went missing, tacopina says his clients have been hounded by the press, and staying in hiding for their missing daughter's first birthday. now, the family wants to try to return to some sense of normalcy. >> more so for the boys who have been living in a nightmare. >> reporter: still, tacopina says there will be no further interviews with police. >> they've done it all. >> reporter: not for a month. >> they've done it all. and they've gone above and beyond. they've answered every question five times. they have no information regarding what happened to this baby. if the police aren't willing to
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accept that, that's their problem. >> reporter: the couple continues to maintain their innocence. and tacopina says, it's time for police to focus their attention away from this house so that lisa's parents can try to rebuild their home. >> these people are victims of a horrific crime. we welcome the day when they're treated like victims. >> reporter: for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, kansas city. and it is time, now, for weather. sam champion is here with the tornadoes down in the south. >> it has been a tough morning. and likely no one slept through this, the rumbles and the sounds coming out of southern louisiana. also into mississippi, headed into alabama. this is a powerful line of storms that started yesterday, in east texas. it took trees down. damaged buildings there. now, this morning, four reports in southern louisiana, moving into mississippi. and the idea here is we've heard damage reports, not serious, building damage. but some building damage. and a about a quarter-mile path of trees down in the southern louisiana area. here's the low again. it fires up in the morning ar
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aerohours. it's a powerful similar, driven by cold air in the northern areas. we'll talk about the cold temperatures all morning long. rain scattered across theasion for the rest of day, tonight, and into early tomorrow. it is just scattered in nature. not rain everywhere all the taboret it will be off and
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on throughout the day. temperatures are on the mild side right now. we are in the mid 50's. we are on their way to the mid- with up to two inches of possible. >> powerful morning of storms that will refire again in the southeast later today. robin? george? >> sam, thank you. >> we'll keep an eye on it. coming up on "gma," dr. phil's tv spectacle. did he solve how rebecca zahau dayed? and the bieber bombshell. the woman suing backed off. and is this the biggest casino scam ever. millions stolen, all caught on tape. millions stolen, all caught on tape. wait until you see it. ♪ aahh. aaahh! you will win this.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. atand good morning to you novemberhis wednesday, 16. investigators are trying to if the white house was by gunfire friday night. the secret service said the hit a window and another found outside and police are looking for the allegedly gunman, 21-year-old oscar ortega. newschannel 8 will have more up in a few minutes. if you think there are more
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days, ithe road these out you are correct. the transportation planning area hass the d.c. nearly 4 million registered from 2008.p 4% most of them are passenger cars suv's.are let's get a check on the morning commute with lisa baden. is the inner loop accident exit for andrews air force base. traffic on both the beltway. video of a crash from newschopper7 on southbound 29 ave.r south wood this involved a bus. delays begin at briggs-cheney wrote. road. get used to this picture. it is not raining everywhere but have these intermittent showers throughout the day to few embedded isolated
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downpours, up to two inches of rain. we will be in the mid-60's today. breezy to more with afternoon sun. >> thank you for joining us and at 7:56.e back
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there is justin bieber. is he a man vindicated this morning? it sure looks like it.
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a woman accused him of fathering a baby. she's reportedly backing down. she was suing for paternity. he threatened to countersue. maybe the whole thing will be going away. we'll have more on that coming up on "good morning america." >> we'll see what happens. why is this gambler talking into his cigarette? >> because the cigarette's a good listener. >> we'll take you inside one of the most elaborate casino scams in history. and last night, hope and maks are out. this morning, we'll hear from the three finalists. a little something more different. not from maks and hope. >> so sorry to see maks go. love his passion. it was a rough run this season. >> it was. >> we'll have more from the finalists. first, to the california mansion mystery this half hour that has taken another turn.
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remember rebecca zahau? her family, desperate to find out why, turned to dr. phil, that played out in a tv spectacle. abbie boudreau has the latest from los angeles? >> reporter: a meat-for-tv event. a dramatic dr. phil special he's been promoting for weeks. >> the autopsy's been done. >> reporter: after all the hype, did dr. phil find out how rebecca zahau really died? the simple answer, no. >> at the end of the day, it seems to me we know no more than the first autopsy. >> reporter: zahau's body was found naked, hanging from a noose, at that coronado, california, mansion in july. her wrists bound. the police ruled her death a suicide. but the family believes it was murder and wanted an independent autopsy. >> did you feel like you were disturbing her final resting
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place? >> i feel like my sister hasn't rested yet because i don't have an answer for her. >> reporter: through donations, the family reportedly paid around $10,000 to exhume the body so forensic pathologist, dr. cyril wecht, could re-examine it. for his part, dr. phil said the family reached out to him, after deciding on the new autopsy. but in reality show fashion, they first found out the results on-set, with cameras rolling. >> it not prepared, unkwifically, with absolute certainty say, it but not a homicide, and it was a suicide. >> reporter: wecht changed the manner of death from suicide to undetermined. >> my goal is to help you move towards healing. >> this is as low as television can go. he's behaving like the real housewives that will do anything for ratings. >> reporter: the zahaus are now pleading for the case to be
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reopened. the san diego sheriff's department tells abc news, they'd be happy to be told about new information. rather than hear results on television, provided as entertainment. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. and joining us now from seattle is the attorney for the zahau family, ann bremner. ann, good morning to you. and thank you for being with us again. >> good morning. >> we're thinking of the zahau family. and you saw what the sheriff said. if the family has any new information, any evidence based on ha they found with the dr. phil show, to please present it to them. have you done that? >> we already did it before they decided to close the case. we gave new information that the writing on the wall, with a note. she saved him. can you save her, wasn't hers. the writings they had about her supposedly being depressed was from eight months prior. we gave hem all kinds of information before they closed the case. they ignored it and closed it anyway. it's great if they want to look
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at new information. this was a rush to judgment. we're also applying to the a.g. for an independent investigation. >> did they find anything for you to give to the police? >> what we've learned, they talked to a forensic psychiatrist, which is police never did. saying this is not a suicide. it's unprecedented in terms of history of suicides. an it could have taken a cirque du soleil contortionist to bind her hands and feet and throw herself over. the bed she was tied to, would have jumped seven feet. it only jumped 7.5 inches. we learned that she couldn't bind yourself, go over the balcony and not leave fingerprints. and she also closed the door behind herself and also would know how much rope it would take.
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she screamed for help from the mansion, long before a supposed phone call that they say she heard about max, the little boy that had fell, taking a turn for the worse. and that was a pithal underpinning for the police to conclude suicide. i could go on and on. dna in this case. yeah. sorry. >> no, no, anne. i understand. the police have also said there's bizarre circumstances and it took them a long time to reach the conclusion that they did. of course, the zahau family, they're distraught. they want answers. but there's some people that question going on a show like that, the dr. phil show. i mean, why would they do that? >> they reached out to him. he's a forensic psychologist. and he was very -- i thought very empathetic. he's been so helpful to them. and it's a wonderful forum for them to get their message out to the public. this is not a family of means. they want answers. they haven't gotten answers. they asked the case to be not closed.
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asked for it to be reopened. this has fallen on deaf ears. now, they're asking the attorney general. to be empathetic and respectful vetting of the new evidence. and dr. cyril wecht, renowned forensic pathologist. they want the truth. >> we all do. anne, thank you very much. now, to the latest in the bieber baby controversy. the superstar was the target of so many questions the past few weeks over whether he was really a father. those questions may be answered right now. abc's bianna golodryga is here with the latest overnight. >> you said it earlier, george. this could be indication for bieber. from the start, justin has strongly denied charges that he fathered a child of an alleged 30-second tryst with a fan. currently touring in europe, bieber said he would take a paternity to prove his case later when he gets to the u.s. this week. and as it turns out, he won't
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have to. ♪ baby, baby >> reporter: reports this morning from the celebrity stratosphere that the paternity suit against teen idol, justin bieber, has been dropped. celeb gossip website, tmz, is saying that mariah yeater, who accused beer, has dropped the lawsuit. she appeared on "the insider," describing their alleged sexual encounter. >> especially when he came on to me. >> this is a legitimate claim by a woman who wants to know the father of her new baby. >> reporter: from the instant the allegations were made, the singer vehemently denied them. claiming that the story was completely made up. and that he had never even met his accuser. saying on twitter, every rumor and lie about me possible has been coming out in the press. just need to ignore it and focus on what is real. he's been touring and publicizing his new release,
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accompanied by long-time steady girlfriend, selena gomez. >> you know, you hear a lot of crap on the internet lately. but i pulled through it. hough you. >> reporter: lawyers said that once the paternity test proved his innocence, they would sue yeater. queries sent by "good morning america" to both camps were not answered this morning. but bieber has been chatty on twitter, thanking fans for their support. even through all the crap and lies, my fans have been there for me. thanks to everyone who supports me. much appreciated. prior to bieber, an ex-boyfriend of yeaters claiming she had accused him of fathering her child, as well. had yeater gone ahead with her paternity suit, she could have been prosecuted for statutory rape because bieber is still a minor. >> is it something i said? >> reporter: i don't know why they told me to move. sorry. bye. let's go to sam with the
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weather. >> george, i still -- wait. i still like the two of you. let's get to the boards. let's start with pictures. blizzard conditions out of minot, this is the introduction of cold air into this country. look at minot's windchill at 2 degrees. >> no. >> denver 19. kansas city, 23. now, look over the next three days. november is running a little late. november would like to apologize for being late. november tells us a dog ate its homework and there was a lot of traffic on the arctic highway. however, november gets here, to new york city by friday. raleigh by friday. and looks like atlanta, into thursday. we're finally getting to where we should be at this time of year on the temperatures, after the very warm time. th off and on showers day and even a thunder east of 95 afternoon but it will be mild, mid 50's right now but we into theb
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real-life look at card sharks in action. it was one of the biggest cheating scams in history. the team ripped off millions from casinos across the country until they were caught on tape in san diego. abc's ryan owens has more on how it all went down. >> check this out. >> reporter: when the guys get desperate for cash in "the hangover," they hit the casino and count cards. and why not? it worked for those m.i.t. whiz kids portrayed in the movie "21." they counted cards, used hand signals and made off with millions. this is no movie. it's surveillance video obtained from the sycuan gaming commission, at its casino outside of san diego. specifically one blackjack table, where everyone, even the dealer, is in on the scam. watch closely for clues. first, this man innocently smoking his cigarette is actually whispering into a microphone in his sleeve. he's relaying what cards the
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dealer just dealt to a man on a computer in a car parked outside. next, the dealer appears to shuffle the cards. but look closely. he just puts the corners together. it looks like a shuffle. even sounds like one. but the cards stay in the same order. next, it's back to mr. smoker. this time, he signals to the players. one finger on the cigarette means bet. two means hold. to win, a player needs to get close to 21 without going over. with the dealer showing a 10, the player stays put with a 16. that's an odd move. but of course, when you know what the next card will be, it's also a winning one. then, their luck runs out. the dealer is arrested, the scam exposed, the whole team put behind bars. but not before they made off with a total of $7 million. enough money to even keep those guys from "the hangover," out of
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. the time is 7:56 lummis wednesday, november 16. it appears the white house by the gunfire friday night near the lips. the bullets had a window and was found outside. for there looking gunman, 21-year-old oscar ortega and he could be a to president obama. newschannel 8 will have an in- depth report at the top of the hour. it could be difficult to get corner thiss holiday season. reduced by lanes from two downs to one. we are creeping along in maryland. your headlights on with
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rain and road spray. let's look at traffic out of bowie to get to the beltway. we will go to a map with an on the inner loop after pennsylvania avenue but before exit for andrews air force base. there's also a crash on the tops of reported on the outer loop near connecticut ave. we are in the 50's right now so it is a relatively mild, rainy day today. scattered showers across the region with often on rain day and it will off after the morning rush to more with up to two inches of rain. temperatures will be in the mid- tomorrow.ling friday will be beautiful but with highs near 50. thank you for joining us and update atve another 8:27.
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long live the corn. long live the corn. guys, they came so close. talking about hope and maks. booted from the ballroom last night. almost making it to the finals. but those three are there. ricki, j.r. and rob. all ready for the showdown of the season. they're going to join us live. we're looking forward to that. and we're going to be revealing "people's" sexiest man. we have three finalists. >> we may have the winner right outside. there he is. eric stonestreet, "modern family." >> what? sexiest man, you say? is that true? oh, wow! >> hey. thanks coming on this morning. i know you're a big guy. big emmy winner. >> that's right. >> big star. but we cannot move the show
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until noon. >> oh, well, i tried. you know? i tried. it's like good noonish america. >> doesn't have the same ring to it. >> no. it really doesn't, now that i'm hearing it out loud. you can really hear me in there? >> yeah. you don't have to shout. >> i am yelling. >> our special co-host for the 8:00 hour. >> off to a great start. and coming up, who's got the hand? >> we have a hand here. >> this morning -- >> scottie's wearing the hand. >> oh, yes. our stage manager, scottie. we will not miss his cues today. this is the power hand. it's one of the hottest toys for the holiday season. >> nicely done, scott. >> our stage manager. first, let's get some news with josh. >> we're going to begin with the manhunt in washington. police fired an assault rifle at the white house and hit a bullet-proof window in the process. president obama is out of the
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country. but the secret service believes this man, oscar ortega hernandez, could pose a severe threat. they say he fired the rifle friday from about 800 yards away. disgusting and sickening. that's how the mother of an alleged penn state sex abuse victim says she feels after hearing former coach jerry sandusky claim he is not a pedophile. she says sandusky was grooming boys for abuse. also, the penn state assistant coach who claims to have seen sandusky assaulting a boy in the shower, now, in fact, claim hess did stop the act and did report it to police. meanwhile, a new twist in the search for a washington state toddler missing now for ten days. police have been casting doubt on the mother's story. now, there's word she was searching for wealthy men online. with more, here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: the search for 2-year-old sky metalwala, appears to led police to a posting his mother had made on
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an alternative dating website. itit's called and it includes a profile that appears to have been set up by julia biryukova. seeking a sugar daddy. and up to $5,000 monthly. the owner tells abc news that police came to him with a search warrant seeking information about the profile. >> they wanted to know exactly when she accessed the website, as well as with whom she might have been in contact with. >> reporter: bierryukova told police she left her 2-year-old son in the car after running out of gas a week ago. police say her story doesn't add up. in addition to several pictures, the web profile describes her as divorced. it also says, i'm looking for a real man. >> i don't want to talk about the specifics of the social media site. >> reporter: for now, police say
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the mother is not a suspect. and the search for sky continues. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, bellevue, washington. >> thank you, neal. now, here's diane sawyer with a preview at "world news." diane? >> good morning, everyone at "gma." here's the question. how did one woman turn an entire neighborhood around. house by house? a little hard work with the help of a few friends? could any of us do it? we'll show you a one-woman force, bringing america back, tonight on "world news." a teenager in georgia had to be, yep, removed from the chimney. thought it would be an easy way to break into a house. turns out, not so much. he was stuck for ten hours. apparently wasn't very grateful, though, for his rescue. he's seen here kicking cameras in the police car. of course, he was arrested because he was trying to break into the home. >> going down a chimney. >> and crying for help. yeah. not good. >> 12 hours. wow. >> yeah. all right, guys.
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good morning to you. everybody, pop news time. here we go. good news for fans of the amc hit "mad men." after what has seemed like an end let wait, season five is slated to premiere this coming march. and creative director matthew weiner says the show will end with season seven. and he knows how it will end for the dashing don draper. he wants to get to the present day, which would make the ad man 84 and still hot. as far as i'm concerned. great idea. yes. and can you imagine a world where your kids would actually want to do the laundry? a student in london has developed an amazing invention, that's half-video game, half-washing machine. but there is a catch. the better you are at the game, the faster your laundry gets done. if you sink, your clothes will, too. the machine stops where you are in a cycle. it will not start again unless
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you add more coins to redeem yourself and your sweat socks. great idea. >> what? >> you play the video game, right? and if you do well at it, it speeds up and gets you through the wash cycle. >> what's the game? >> i think it's space invaders or something. but it's more that your play determines how your clothes are. it's fun. and pippa middleton may have just split with her long-time boyfriend, alex loudon. but she is not sitting around eating ice cream and crying. britain's most eligible bachelorette, stepped out with george percy. pippa and percy spent the weekend at his family estate, which was used as hogwarts in all of the harry potter movies. does he have scottie's smile? that's the big question. >> we're all clamoring for scottie. and finally, everybody, we're not sure what's more
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awesome. the fact that it claims to be a calorie-burning underwear. or the '80s-style dance group in the commercial. oh, yeah. work it. the makers of the calorie shaper claim that the magical ingredient is a special resin coding that adds assistance when you walk that increases the calories you burn. for $32, they look a lot like spandex biker shorts. but if they make you dance like that, i am in. that's pop news. >> and the update will be in three weeks, those shorts don't actually burn calories. >> but they look so hot. >> too much, too soon. sam, you want to wear them? >> we're basically -- eric is already working the audience. >> these are now my new friends. >> like orion. >> they said it was the best
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city in america. really? >> you were on a 4h trip here? i went to los angeles on a 4h trip and got to ask a question on a live talk show and never forgot it. this is a big moment for you. >> i know it's early. and you're out of your neighborhood. we thought we would put a picture up in times square and see if you can recognize maybe something from your old neighborhood. can we put it up there? up there. >> there's jay and gloria's house. >> and some select cities to make you feel like you're at home. cameron, texas. >> it's 76 degrees and blustery. i love that. yes, he is. mitchell, georgia, has severe storms. jesse sometimes has severe storms. >> lily. lily, florida, sunny with the high of 87. >> why did we choose kansas city? >> kansas city, kansas, is my
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it is a saudi wednesday showers throughout day. in tonight into tomorrow, we with periods of rain. at times, it will be moderate the metro and east of see a few we could later today. mid 50's, on our way to the mid 60's. it looks like it will be wrapped by lunchtime tomorrow. >> high-five about the weather. yes. weather rules. >> it's a good thing he doesn't want to be here every day. >> the corn even gave me a high-five. eric stonestreet, everyone. >> thank you, sam. eric loves the corn. everybody does. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning
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the fiber supplement that's taste-free and dissolves completely. so you can put it in whatever you like, even water. benefiber. makes taking fiber easier. it is "dancing with the stars" time. one week left. one more couple had to go. hope and maks say good-bye last night. they will not be here this morning because the dancing team has asked all three finalists to get up early before their big week. ricki lake, j.r. martinez and rob kardashian. but first, a look at last night and the journey of hope and maks. ♪ for nine weeks, soccer star, hope solo, and partner, maksim chmerkovskiy hot stepped. sambaed. and jived.
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all the way to the "dancing with the stars" semifinals. ♪ there were some missteps along the way. >> we butt heads. >> where is your head? >> this is my partner. >> reporter: triumphs, too. >> you have a friend. >> it's refreshing to see you having fun. >> reporter: and by week eight, hope and maks were on fire. >> that was great. >> nine. ♪ >> that was fantastic. >> reporter: but it just wasn't enough to send them to the finals. >> i'm grateful. it was amazing. instead of winning the mirrorball trophy, i'm going to go win a gold medal. >> reporter: while hope sets her sights on olympic glory, this week's leader, ricki lake, fan favorite, j.r. martinez, and dark horse, rob kardashian, are
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heading to the finals. all hoping to prove they have what it takes to get that mirrorball trophy. and all three dancing finalists join us now. ricki lake, rob kardashian, j.r. martinez. live in los angeles. thanks for getting um early, guys. >> good morning, george. >> good morning, america. >> almost getting up. this is the big week. this is crunch time. only a few more days to go. and, ricki, now, you are in the lead. no protection out there. >> i don't know if i'm in the lead. i think we're all equal. equal playing field. i've surprised myself how well i've done. and i'm happy to be in the finals with these guys. >> j.r., the other night, you looked to be in so much pain, holding it in right there. how is the ankle feeling right now? >> the ankle's fine. i mean, i twisted it earlier in the week. and then, monday night, i just, on our first dance, just tweaked it a little bit more. but i've been able to give it some rest. and x-rays are negative.
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kind of pacing myself throughout the week. >> are you already back rehearsing again? >> no. i think we all start today, later today. >> yeah. >> in a few hours. >> a few hours. we'll get back into it. you know, it never ends. >> i hope you get a nap first. rob, we had donny osmond here yesterday. he went way out on a limb. he said you're going to win this thing. >> oh, wow. >> of course. >> that is amazing coming from him. first and foremost, good morning, america. >> one more time. >> yeah. good morning, america. >> wow. >> donny said you're coming on strong. and we all watched your mom last -- on monday night, kind of break down, watching you with so much pride. what did she say to you after the performance? >> i mean, she can't even believe i'm here. we're done with nine weeks. i'm sure she did not expect this. my entire family, they can't
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even believe we're in the finals. i can't even believe it. i mean, i can't believe the time has just gone by. i'm super happy to be here. now, we have a clean slate and have to bring it this week and have a great performance come monday. >> i wonder how, rob, you and j.r. are going to bring the competitive fire on monday. i want to show a clip. seems like you guys have evolved a really close friendship on the show. >> uh-oh. >> rob, why should america vote to keep you here? >> because i love to dance. >> yeah. >> lovely. >> i love that. >> good way to close the show, baby. good way to close the show. >> love you. >> i love you, too, rob. >> always saying that. >> so funny. >> we said that to somebody. we get kind of close. >> pretty intimate. >> he said it last night, too.
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instead of saying it, we clinched our teeth and said, i love you. >> yeah. >> it was really funny. >> you forget the cameras and the audio. they really capture every moment. >> i love ricki just as much. >> yeah. >> we all love each other. >> what is that? you've been on tv for so much -- on live television. but to have that microphone with you all day long, during the rehearsals. i'll bet you're not going to miss that. >> that's reality television. they capture everything. they want something dramatic to happen. and certainly, there's been a lot of drama this season. i'm ready. i'm ready for a day off next week. i love this experience. i'm so happy to be in the finals. who knows who's going to win? and ultimately, we'll walk away from this experience being really proud of ourselves, doing some great dances. >> you all ought to be. we're looking forward to having you next wednesday morning, the day after. one more all-night flight after tuesday night. tell me about it.
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you look through the final week and you look at that freestyle dance. ricki, starting with you, what's going to be your inspiration? "hairspray"? >> oh, my gosh. i think there will be a little of my weight loss journey in there. derek has some tricks up his sleeve. he's done well in the finals. every time he's done it, he's won. hopefully, he'll do something great with me that will stand out. >> j.r.? >> for me, it's let it all hang out. whatever karina choreographs, to really sell it and make it look good and entertaining for everybody at home. that's what i want to do. i want to go out with a big bang. kind of a weird choice of words. but you know what i mean. >> i do know what you mean. rob, are you going to make donny osmond a genius? >> i'm going to try. we're in all in the last week.
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we're all tired. we're all exhausted. we're going to give it 200% this week. and hopefully have a great performance on monday. >> we look forward to seeing you all next week. >> thank you. monday, "dancing with the stars" at 8:00, 7:00 central on abc. we're going to sit down with our guest co-host, eric stonestreet, star of "modern family." how do you like the gig of being a morning show host? >> i like everything except the time you have to be here to do it. >> what? >> i'm up early in los angeles. but i'm on l.a. time. i was up at 3:00 this morning, what my body says, at least. >> your character, cam, would show up. >> he would be here. hair done. loafers polished. shirt pressed. >> ready to roll. >> ready to roll. >> loved you at the cma awards in nashville. and you were terrific in the opening monologue with brad and carrie. >> i loved being there. i was only bummed that i didn't get my notes. it was so surreal to hop off a
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plane and being in a room with brad paisley and carrie underwo underwood. i wanted to sing better than i did. >> let's listen to it. ♪ or picking&hsy?w us weekly for 72 days ♪ ♪ amen >> that's -- >> what's wrong with that? >> my part was okay. >> would you like a chance to redeem yourself? >> that song is by randy travis. it's one of my favorite songs ever. ♪ i'm gonna love you forever ♪ forever and ever, amen you know it, too? >> yeah. ♪ as long as old men sit and talk about the weather ♪ >> that's all right. >> that's good. eric stonestreet, ladies and gentlemen. >> i don't need your pity applause. >> i used to deejay country
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music. the west country music. >> yee-haw. >> good times. good times. but we didn't get to see "modern family" last week because you were preempted. but we get to see it tonight. >> all-new episode tonight. it's so funny. >> you really think this one's funny? >> i love it. cam insists he can drive the truck to help out a family on the show. their house burns down. claire organizes everybody to get together and get them new things for the home. phil finds a house for them to lease. and cam wants to help by driving this big box truck. and jay doesn't think he can do it. >> that's a perfect setup for this clip. "modern family" tonight. >> come on, man. move that truck. >> okay. >> so, we have the table to help us. >> no. no help. i've come too far. >> have you? >> hey. you parked here illegally. congratulations, sir. you're destroying america. >> there's a car moving. go. >> get in.
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>> you guys must just crack up all the time. >> we have such a great time on the show. we love hanging out with each other. and doing our show. we take it very seriously there. people would be very surprised by how serious we are about making people laugh. >> who is the easiest one to crack up? >> sofia laughs a lot. what i'm amazed about by sofia, she'll say something wrong. immediately know she didn't pronounce the word right. and her eyes are filled with tears, right off the bat. >> there's a great dvd coming out that has a lot of the outtakes. >> we have outtakes on the dvd that are really funny. but we crack each other up. >> something i know that is very important to you, by the way -- not the last time i saw you, but i saw you at stand up to cancer. you're always very good at things like that. something that's important to you about thanksgiving and making sure that everyone gets fed. you're a part of feeding america. >> yes. feeding america has teamed up with pepto-bismol this year.
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and pepto-bismol is going to give away 2 million meals away to people who need them. hot meals. it's easy for people to help out. >> how do you do it? >> go to and you can like my turkey. when they like my turkey, pepto will give eight meals for every like. the goal is 2 million meals. it's a great opportunity. i know we all like to give. sometimes we can't. this is a simple way to do it. >> thank you very much. you're going to stick around. we're going to reveal the sexiest man -- >> well. >> is he here? i think so. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. morning, i am natasha
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at 8:27. it appears the white house the friday night gunfire. window andt a another round was found outside. thece are searching for gunman, 21-year-old oscar or take up. authorities say he could be a threat to president obama. newschannel 8 will have an in- depth report coming up in a few minutes. space pioneers will be today in the u.s. capitol rotunda. ceremony will be held this morning for astronaut neil armstrong, michael collins, and buzz aldrin. gold medal isnal the nation's highest civilian honor. let's talk to lisa baden about traffic. keep your headlights on this morning. we have had some long standing wrecks in maryland on southbound 29 which is gone and the ballet hasof
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get to andrews force base. take you live to traffic bowie on route 50 west bound with an accident on the the beltway and then south on 495. here we are at the wilson bridge quiet and 395 delays the belt way to the pentagon. it is one of those rainy days where it will be fluctuating. it will be a moderate rain at and bad times it will be a little drizzle. scattered rain off and on into tonighte day 2nd early tomorrow morning, 1- rain. of some afternoon sun tomorrow. >> thank you for watching and we have another
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♪ there they are this morning.
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dancing with the muppets. those guys are multitalented. good morning. breaking news. >> that's right. that's amazing. i cannot outdo the muppets. muppets have me beat. >> this is great tv, friends. one day you. the next the muppets. and we're counting down to "people's" sexiest man alive. we'll be revealing him ahead. >> okay. >> it could happen, eric. >> what do you mean could? why am i here? >> we'll find out. emmy award winning, eric stonestreet, from "modern family," our guest co-host. >> yes. eric plays a dad on tv. can he handle an excited kid? they're here to try out the hottest holiday toys.
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and they're the ones that your kids will likely be putting on the christmas milist. >> eric wants to play with the toys. >> can't wait to see the toys. also going to be good, thanksgiving around the corner. if you're trying to cut costs, sandra lee here. it's terrific. >> one of the best parts of morning tv. we eat over there. >> it's really good over there. i love raw onions. >> like an apple. >> yeah. caramel? caramel onions this time of year. so good. we're about to reveal "people" magazine's sexiest man alive, 2011. who will grab the title this year? alexis choo is here. >> alexis. >> tell eric about it. what goes into making the
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selection? >> yes, what does? >> this is a very long, hard, arduous process. we have to look at so many sexy men. various states of undress. yes, we looked at you. >> oh, god. >> you're very sexy. >> yes. this is velour. it is a hard choice. but they have to have the total package. >> they also have something -- and i'm going to build this up before the reveal. someone you know well. ty burrell. >> yes. >> the funniest sexy men, too. >> it can be very sexy. >> works for me. i date up. way up. >> i've seen your girlfriends. >> yes. way out of my league. >> and the same with ty. he posed in this smoking jacket with a pipe in his mouth. that's a sexy thing, too. >> are we ready to reveal? >> i guess. here we go. >> who is the sexiest man alive?
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>> let's reveal our sexiest man alive, 2011. it's not brad pitt. who is it? >> it's bradley cooper. >> bradley cooper. >> are you shocked? >> it is -- >> i'm really happy for brad. >> you know, we called you. you didn't return my phone calls. >> i get it. i get it. he's a good-looking guy. real handsome fella. >> he's more than just a good-looking guy. that went into our decision. he speaks fluent french. he cooks. gave me a few recipes in our interview. he rides a motorcycle. went to georgetown. you know, loves his mommy, a lot. >> that's great. he's a great guy. >> still opens the door for women. >> and men. he opened it up for me once, too. bradley. >> he doesn't discriminate. >> he's a good guy. congratulations. >> you mean that sincerely. >> oh, absolutely. >> alexis, thank you very much for sharing that. >> thanks for having me.
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you know, justin timberlake went out with a marine, a corporal, because she asked him for a dream date. after the show last night -- by the way, sexiest man 2011, the issue comes out friday. you can go online. we asked justin timberlake, if you could have a dream date, who would it be? and we have some results here. george clooney, 28%. ryan gosling was next. and josh elliott -- our josh elliott, 17%. >> wow. >> that's what people -- >> hello. >> their dream date. [ cheers and applause ] >> very good. >> so -- >> no more surprise, with you, sam. >> followed closely by sam champion. >> now, i feel like we're together. we have to look at the good-looking guys and say, they're great. they're nice. josh isn't that nice. my fingers are exhausted from tweeting that i would want to
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date josh. no. >> guys. guys. no. don't do this here. not now. not like this. let's get to the boards and see what's going on this morning. what we want to talk about as you head outside your door. it's likely not the pandemonium it is here in times square. we're going to start with the twitter and facebook pictures. thank you from milwaukee and houston to give us a quick look at what it's like this morning. also, very heavy rain. powerful thunderstorms, as well. we've seen some of the thunderstorms believe louisiana and head into alabama and mississippi. this has been a rough morning in the southeast. there there be heavy rain. look for the area shaded in red. that's where the strongest storms will be kicking up today, from georgia to the carolinas. and even this morning in 50's, onn the mid the mid 60's with on rain showers and some
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bad thunderstorms possible this afternoon. the rain will linger >> all that weather was brought to you by macy's. and no, josh. i'm tired of being a gracious loser. i'm tired of it. i'm tired of it, josh. >> sam, you're still aces in my book, sam. others are receiving votes. that's what matters. obviously, we're here. toys. you want to know which your kids will be begging for this holiday season. we're giving you the jump on all the other parents. and shannon, the contributing editor at, is going to show us the cool toys. we're going to start with the coolest one of all. i couldn't get my mitts in there. >> it's called the power hand. and the power is just in your fingers. eric has the hang of it here. it's simple, through tactile play. we're seeing that toys -- >> can i borrow you? yeah, throw it on.
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>> they're mastering all things. >> this could be really -- yeah. >> probably not going to be too heavy for the helicopter, which we can talk about next. >> this is just cool. >> i'm going to set you both up. give me one second. yours is all set, josh. >> what do we do? >> up thoughtle. there you go. >> oh, my god. it's hurting me. >> eric, up throttle me. >> i'm not one of the 17%. i told you that. >> yours is over here. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm not actually flying this? >> no. you'll fly this. oh when you get the hang of it. it's a dual-blade helicopter. it's really great. >> try to make it fly. >> user error. there you go. eric's got it. >> all right. he's very impressive. so, you guys are obviously -- >> and that person just lost their ear. >> sorry about that. next is a little bit of a doll category.
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we have the monster dahl. this year's the dead pirate line. and dolls for the tween set, a good gift for girls. and la la lucy. >> is this a coffin? >> it is a coffin. >> nothing says holiday fun like a coffin. >> they each have their own sleep chambers. here's happens to be a coffin. this is different hair play you normally see for a doll. obviously. >> you can do stuff. >> yeah. you can shape and mold. >> when you say tactile play, what do you mean by in a? >> more motor skills. >> got you. >> using the fingers. >> and the rings, i can't get the rings off of her when they go on. that's incredible. >> that's what's great about the accessories. it is good for a younger child. and a lot of collectibility. and next, huge influence in the
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toy community. you have young children. are you going to give them your ipad? probably not that young. both great tab experiences. age-appropriate for kids. the leappad has a visual camera onboard. both have great content. great play for kid. >> and the big finish. >> you're already on your nerf launchers. this is yours on the back. >> am i loaded? >> you're loaded. you're going to pull back and then fire. >> pick a producer. >> hit a producer. >> or they shoot each other. again. >> how do i reload? >> you're dropping your ammo. >> you put one in mine. and you loaded his. >> you guys get how this works. >> this is awesome. >> no description required. and lastly, a nice update on a classic, we have hot wheels. this is the wall track from hot
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wheels. >> oh. >> amazing. >> and this is great. >> very quickly. hot wheels. >> yes. you build on your wall. every parents' dream, right? it's not on the floor. it's not ruining the walls. it's pretty brilliant. >> as we see this, details on all these toys, as well as a complete list of hot holiday toys at at yahoo!.com. coming up next, this woman in the window. it's robin roberts, after all. we'll be right back.
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to war zones. and that can be a problem for a once-thriving tourist destinion like dubrovnik, croatia, left in disrepair by years of war. luckily, people took notice. they helped dubrovnik rebuild and restructure their five-star hotels, and croatia eventually regained 14% of the nation's gdp; a rebirth made possible by the international business and tourism management programs
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at rochester institute of technology.
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14. as we all saw during the conrad murray trial, michael jackson still plays a huge role in the imagination. one of his friends, frank cascio, met jackson when he was 4 years old. he became his assistant. his new memoir, "my friend michael" is in stores now. michael's been so much back in the headlines recently. what but your reaction to the conrad murray conviction? >> first of all, it's good to be here, george. my reaction was, first of all, i'm very happy justice was served. but my heart goes out -- >> you believe he deserved the conviction? >> absolutely. there's not even a question. he -- he absolutely deserved
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that conviction. but my heart goes out to his three kids who lost their father, their best friend, his family, his family, his fans. anyone who knew michael, a part of them is missing. >> one of the things, you write one of the refrains in the book is michael jackson repeatedly was saying to you, i'm going to die from a shot. and you did have some sense that early on, back in 1999, that propofol might be a problem for him? >> first, i want to say, i've never seen michael take propofol, ever. >> but you did have some suspicions? >> the first time i was aware of propofol, was the dr. conrad murray trial, for the first time. looking back on it, from was doctors who said, you know, we're going to ease him to sleep and then wake him up. i was under the assumption, at this point, that the first time
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i heard about propofol, that's what it was. >> but you suspected it? >> i never saw him take propofol. >> but you did leave, after that fall -- >> there was an assumption, when i learned what propofol was. in germany, he fell 50 feet. he was in severe pain. medical doctors at the time, described medicines based on what your client needs. i'm not a medical expert. but -- >> but you did see him take drugs. you saw him take demerol, as early as 1993? >> there was times when i was concerned. but -- for michael's issues. but i have to say, that they weren't constant. you know, he worked through it. he got through it, whatever. he had to go through. >> and one of the things you write in the book, you know, you would contact doctors for him, get prescriptions for him, in your own name, for the painkillers, only pay in cash to avoid a paper trail.
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>> let's just say this. at times, there was -- the prescriptions were in my name. but for security reasons. how could michael jackson go to the pharmacy and pick up medications that he needs? you know? it wasn't -- >> do you think there's anything anyone around him could have done? whether it's you, his family, his doctors, to get ahold of his addiction? >> people spoke to michael when there were concerns. his family reached out to him. but at the end of the day, michael got through it. whatever issues there were, at times. he got through it. you know? we moved on. it's unfortunate. right now, the whole world is missing a man who changed the -- the music entertainment business. >> what's the most important thing you know about michael that the world doesn't know? >> wow. michael is a special, unique
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individual. i'll give you an example. i'll never forget. my grandmother at the time, h. she speaks broken english. but michael and my grandmother had an affection for each other. my grandmother would be in the laundry room doing her laundry. my grandmother would want to talk to michael. they would be speaking for 15 minutes. and michael had the patience. okay, grandma. and michael would say, i don't know what she said. i feel so bad. >> thank you very much. the book is called "my friend, every time a local business opens its doors or creates another laptop bag or hires another employee, it's not just good for business.
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it's's good for the entire community. at bank of america, we know the impact that local businesses have on communities. that's why we extended $7.8 billion to small businesses across the country so far this year. because the more we help them, the more we help make opportunity possible.
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is the featured $5 footlong™ of november. [ male announcer ] the chicken marinara melt juicy chicken, marinara sauce, and melty cheese served toasted on freshly baked italian bread. get it pronto, cuz this november only, it joins our everyday $5 footlongs! subway. eafrfresh. so, our countdown to thanksgiving is on. and you might think it's pretty hard to do thanksgiving on a budget. but my friend, sandra lee, editor in chief of "sandra lee's semi-homemade" magazine, is able
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to cut costs for a meal for eight people under $6 a person. it sounds hard to believe. but it is delicious. and you're going to tell us how to use the reserve ingredients. >> exactly. >> first, tell me about your new book. it's called "money saving meals and round 2 recipes." the inspiration? >> i wanted to do a show and a book series that could save you about 25% on your budget every time you went to the grocery store. >> fabulous. >> but in fact, we're saving 35% to 55%. and some of the recipes, 77%. we're going to make a dinner for eight people right now, for just over $45. it will the amazing. plus, you'll get two round two recipes. >> round two is next day, leftovers, what you have left. >> we don't do leftovers. we save a little bit and make a new recipe over it. >> genius. let me put this down and help you. >> you're going to start with canola oil. >> and turkey.
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>> this is a spicy herb glaze that's going to go over our turkey. this was a fresh 13-pound turkey. i took off the eggs, the thighs and the wings. we're going to use that for turkey soup in a round two recipe. >> how do you do the glaze? >> you have a beautiful breast here. we're going to use canola oil. and we're going to put garlic powder. >> not all of it? >> yes. >> really? >> paprika, chili powder. we're going to put red pepper flakes and pump the heat up. and rosemary, sage and thyme. >> all of it? >> all of it. >> we have to murray. i just found out. >> have you met eric? >> hi, eric. i'm cooking you dinner. >> can i massage the bird? >> i was asking to teach a lesson. >> this goes in the oven about 45 minutes on 350 degrees. put your thermometer in there. then, crank the heat up to 425, another 15 minutes.
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then -- >> golden raisin and wall lot stuffing. >> golden raisins, plump them up in water. just like 15 minutes. but you're going to save 64% using using raisins, as opposed to cranberries. >> 64% of what? >> money. >> this is a baked mashed potato. >> why baked? something new and something cheesy. i'm going to put cream cheese in here, cheddar cheese. >> the good stuff. >> and that's glorious. and you can save the most with pumpkin -- tell us the secret. >> savory sweet pumpkin. it's perfect. you can make cocktails out of pumpkin puree. >> and this is all on your website. thank you. >> go, go, go. thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
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eric stonestreet, thank you. >> everything is so delicious. it's been an amazing time. the food is 100% awesome. >> we have loved having you. thank you so very much. >> i have had such a good time. i love this gig.
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>> tomorrow, muppets. we hope you come back. we have other big stars tomorrow. the muppets in the house. >> thank you. thank you. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning @ 8:56. wal-mart plans to build two more stores in d.c. vincent gray will make the today and one store will be at the skyler and town center and the other at fort top and square. there are four wal-mart already d.c.ed for
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the six new stores are expected create 2400 jobs. are learning which celebrities are on the guest list for the national christmas thursday, december at 4:30 p.m.. here is lisa baden with a look at traffic. the inner loop at andrews force base had a longstanding crash which was moved. fuel spills a loss sides of the both beltway of pennsylvania avenue. delays our normal from georgia 270 but look at the pace southbound at falls road. your headlights on this morning. 95 and 395 has things improving the 14th street bridge. it is a little gloomy out today with off and on the mainly along and
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virginia and southern maryland. northwest of town there is a moderate rain. off and on ran with the 1-2 inchest showers, throughexpected morning, amid 60's near 52 more. thanks for watching and we will be back at noon. "live with regis and kelly" is next.
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