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this is "world news." tonight, the daring rescue. an american doctor fro colorado taken hostile in afghanistan, lifted to safety by a special forces team in the middle of the night. tonight, we are learning one of the american heroes did not survive. vanished. the breaking news tonight. the plane carrying a mexican american icon disappeared mid flight. under investigation dmch they break the law? the dee jas in the middle of the royal prank in sown selling. the nurse who took her life, and now a message.
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and johnny manziel, and to grandma and grandpa's house. >> and grandma, i'm so sorry for all the things we broke in the house. good evening on this sunday night. we begin here with breaking developments of a dangerous rescue of an american doctor held captive by militants in afghanistan. while the doctor was saved, one of the american warriors who was there was killed. dr. dilip joseph was there to bring memd help to people in afghanistan. and defense secretary pennetta about the rescue, saying the team put the safety of another american ahead of their own. muhammad legal la on the story in eastern afghanistan. >> reporter: it happened under
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the cover of darkness. a joint american andfghan special forces raid to rescue this man. dilip joseph, an american doctor working for a colorado-based charity, morningstar development. >> this is a team that has lots of training on hostage rescues. but until you actually do it, you never know whayou are going to find. >> reporter: here's how it all went down. on wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic in a remote province when they were kidnapped at a check point along a highway by armed militants. they were then driven to a mountainous region, close to the pakistan border. the afghan captives were eventually released but joseph wasn't. spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is highly, highly dangerous and there is a risk that the hostage him or herself, would be killed. you never someone to authorize
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the mission. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he was lifted safely to bag ram air base but the victory came at the price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate saf fis to save an american dr. who would vn oath wooiss been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. they get the kidnapping was a secret and the recue as well. >> the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. and publicizing the kidnapping would further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service
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member's family, thank you. we turn a mexican-american icon. deloved, and flying from a concert when the plane she was on disappeared mid flight. more on the search tonight. >> reporter: mexican authorities say the small plane carries mexican-american super star jenni rivera went missing this morning. it was carrying her and six other, the 43-year-old's last known tweet her 1.4 million followers was this morning. this picture, believed to be here with her traveling companions surfaced on a mexican website. born to mexican immigrants in long beach, california, she is best known for her muse nick the mexican regional banda styles in mp she has sold more than 20
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million albums worldwide. she is also a reality show with a show "i love jenni" on cable. he is signed with abc to headline a comedy series titled jenni. rivera often sings about social relationships and social issues. and her relationship follow bid her fans. says farewell to another huge hispanic singer. now many consider rivera to be a bigger star. >> there are more unconfirmed reports that the plane has been found. not confirmed this is rivera's private plane. a leer jet 15 carrying her publicist, makeup art sbis lawyer in addition to two pilots. it could be houring before we learn the fate of rivera and
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those with her. >> thanks so much. millions of fans across the states and in latin mirk. thank you. we turn to overseas and the backlash of the royal frank. the phone call made by australian deejays and the nurse who took her lyle. sell celia vegetablea reports. >> reporter: it was a bad joke that turn a tragic turn and now the two deejays. >> reporter: can i speak to kate please, my granddaughter. >> reporter: may have to face the police. did they break the law by recording the private conversation? >> i wanted to see how her little tummy bug is going. >> she is sleeping at the moment. >> reporter: the station boss has dom her defense.
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>> we are confident we haven't done anything illegal. >> reporter: since the nurse was found dead friday in an apparent suicide, the backlash goes on. their twitter and facebook pages dark. the pair is in such fragile emotional state, they are seeing counselors. here in the streets of sydney -- >> it wasn't an accent. >> she didn't sound like the queen? >> no. >> reporter: there is still support for the duo. >> we are praying for each other. >> so many others have been caught in shot jock pranks and embarrassed. >> this is nicolas sarkozy speaking. >> reporter: sarah palin was punked when they pretended to be the president of france.
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>> you have been pranked. >> with have we been pranked. >> reporter: in london, prince william spoke of the news over the weekend. instead making a joke at a charity joke about how sickness should be called all day and all night sickness. we have heard from the nurse's daughter who says she misses and loves her mother. the bosses from the station held an emergency meeting overnight and tell us the deejays could make a first public statement this week. >> sececilia, thank you. the snow this weekend. the snow and the wind is moving eastward. here is ginger zee tonight. >> reporter: more than 150 flights canceled. 300 crashes on minnesota roads, and roads across minnesota shots down because of snow. the biggest snowstorm in two years around the twin cities is
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dropping more than a sfwoot a half of snow in the western great lakes. look at the images from fargo, north dakota. the snow there, an inch an hour. frozen in duluth, minnesota, too. and these time lapsed videos. blustery, super cold. much of the state now envolume loped in a fresh coat of white. >> zinger is here with the numbersen to. they rim pressive. >> it's still going in a lot of places. let's look at them. sacred heart, minnesota, 17. 3 inches. in white, south dakota, easily ten. minneapolis at the airport, 7.7 officially for today, but a lot of spots over nine inches. >> what that is why they call it white south dakota. more on the why? >> there is. from noon on, minneapolis, just a couple more inches to go tonight. and mostly, it will move to wisconsin and northern michigan. 3 to 6 inches as a base, some
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places higher. and it's not just the snow. it's the wind too. blizzard warnings and gusts up to 40 could be give cult. if you are traveling, call ahead. >> now it's starting to sound a little like winder, thank you. to the fiscal storm in washington now. and a wouldn't one meeting at the white house today between john bane interthe president. with just 23 days to go until the fiscal cliff r they close center david kerley at the white house tonight. >> reporter: for the first time in more than three weeks a face to face meeting at the white house. today no cameras as the president sat down with john boner. no details are announced tonight. they see progress. >> any time you two guys in that tangoing, you have a change to get done. >> reporter: before the talk, some republicans were admitting the president will get a lot of what he wants. >> let's face it, he has the
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upper hand on taxing. >> reporter: why the compromising words? the white house moderated demands. word that the actual rate could be negatiotiable. >> will i accent it? yes. >> reporter: the problem, entitlement. and today, a leading democrat embraced the way to cut medicare cuts. means testing. those who make more would have to pay more more medicare. >> those of us who make more in retirement have to pay more. that could be a solution. >> reporter: saturday light live sub jested that republican ras bullying boehner in the cafeteria. >> he didn't have any milk to drink because -- well, tell them why, john. >> they had taken my milk and
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thrown it in the garbage doctor they make any progress at the white house? both sides very tight lipped. in fact, they released the same statement world for word, very quiet. david? >> thank yo wall street also watching as both sides inch to the fiscal cliff. not only are your taxes in the balance so are the 401ks. and today, ood holiday bonus, gas prices. we bring in bianna golodryga. you look at gas prices. write on pace to set a record. >> the average american household is expected to spend $4,000 a year on gasoline alone. and gas at 3.93 a gallon and today, take a look at this, $3.35 and by miscase time,
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estimates we will see 3.20. a lot has to do with post sandy. the supply is back up and the hope is that consumers will take the money and spend it shopping. >> that is the hope. and jobs number, better than expected. unemployment now to 7.7%. and bianna, people watching tonight, where are the jobs? >> that is the question. we did digging and not a surprise. retail up, $53,000 up in, and professional, hospitality and restaurants. and will it continue? they are not so sure given what is going on in washington. >> bianna, thank you. in the nfl today, they were mourning their tragic loss. the dallas cowboys bowing their heads in a moment of silence to remember their teammate jerry brown who died in a car accident. another teammate, josh brent, was driving. he is charged with driving drunk
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and is expected to jump. in canada, it's been performed six times on partials like robert. >> if i can't remember something f i just pause for one, two, three seconds, it pops in. >> reporter:'s here's how it works. the pacemaker is surgically implanted in the chest. wires are run under the skin n the skull and zbeep the brain to deliver an electrical stimulation. >> our understanding how it works fitting in with how the surgery will work. >> reporter: it's always used to fight parkinson'ses did. >> though the ghts are out here, there is someone home and we are able to turn the brain back on. >> reporter: while the surgery is still experimental. he is still driving his car, going to the gym and living a
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now to our instant index this sunday night. beginning with a video going viral this weekend from a small town in texas. a bug larry suspect turns a cruiser into his getaway car. he pulls the it off while still handcuffed. he rolls down the window, gets out of the car, gets behind the wheel of the car and right here, he floors it. the man, whose businesses with just robbed, was watching and said it was like a scene from a movie. police tonight on the hunt. now, this sunday night a young woman in china, at 24 years old, had just met her identical twin. they were separated at birth 24 years a guy when they were put up for adoption because of the one child policy. seeing her face for the first time, she said, i felt like i was looking in the mirror and our number tonight, 68. the average age of the
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and finally here on this sunday night, mystery made this weekend when a young man known as johnny football scored something else. >> it is game day, people. >> reporter: his real life story plays out of "friday night lights" match boy from a texas town who was passing the football when it was just as big as him. nearly 2 2 years old in this
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image. >> now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manziel. >> reporter: this weekend, manziel making history. hearing his name, his parents there, the first freshman to win. with a nickname already. >> johnny football! >> johnny football don't being called johnny heisman. the kid from coreville, texas. the video is ledge dagendary on youtube. >> this is moment i dreamed about since i have been a kid. running arnold in the backyard, throwing hail marys to my dad. >> his parents, holding my tears. >> mom, dad, the family watching, you mean the world to me. >> reporter: but it was his grandparents who he singled out. grandpa the coach and grandma who looked the other way.
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>> grandma, all the times we used to play in the hall way, i love you with all my heart. and grandma, so sorry for all the things we broke in the house. >> he set so many records as a freshman. the first freshman to throw for over 3,000 yards, rush for 1,000. one of his biggest moments, engineering the upset over alabama. the crowd back home where it all started. erupted into cheers for the little boy once holding that football this weekend holding the heisman. >> to all my teammates back home, i love you with all my heart. >> sweet moment for johnny football. that is the broadcast this sunday night. we leave you on this second night of hanukkah with the lighting of the menora.
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