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this morning on "world news now," facing tough questions as we learn more about the trump campaign's contact with russian intelligence. the president refusing to take questions on the subject even after tweeting about it. we'll preview what may be discussed today as a new secretary of state meets his russian counterpart. >> meanwhile, president trump welcomed prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the white house after making headlines after saying he's open to a departure from a pillar of u.s. foreign policy. why businesses across the country will be closed today. >> it's a show of solidarity, part of the day without immigrants protest. sinesses are taking part. le mariah carey, making her first public appearance since her first performance since her new year's eve debacle on times
how did she do this time? last night on jimmy kimmel live, she looked good. >> no audio problems this time. >> wait. >> the monitors were working? >> let's hope. we'll have the full story ahead in "the skinny" on this thursday, february 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i really hope they came out with the feather fans. >> the feather fans are what made that performance. we're going to delve into that. she returned to abc so no hard feelings, you know, at least. but there are plenty of hard feelings throughout washington right now. a lot of people are trying to figure out what happened over the last year or so. that said, rex tillerson is on his first overseas trip as secretary of state. >> in germany, he's meeting with russia's foreign minister. this may give us some clues about how the trump administration intends to deal with russia. >> that meeting comes as more lawmakers demand ans
and as president trump tries to shift the blame following the dismissal of his former national security adviser. >> reporter: today for the first time, a high level trump administration official will come face-to-face with a russian authority when secretary of state rex tillerson meets his russian counterpart in germany. but it's the secret meetings with trump campaign officials and russian operatives that everyone is talking about. everyone except the president. >> mr. president, can you guarantee that nobody on your campaign had any contact with the russians? mr. president, any questions on russia? mr. president? >> reporter: the bombshell russian revelations as the administration is still reeling from the dismissal of national security adviser michael flynn for deceiving the vice president about his conversations with the russian ambassador. instead of refuting the flynn allegations, the president went on the attack. >> general flynn is a wonderful man. i think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media. as i call it, the fake media in
thing that he was treated so badly. >> taking that cue, house republicans now calling for an investigation into the leaks surrounding the ouster of flynn, not the actual communications themselves. overnight, top committee chair jason chaffetz calling for the inspector general to get involved. but some republican senators are more concerned about the chaos and dysfunction at the white house this week. >> you don't know who's in charge. this flynn situation. the whole environment is one of dysfunction in the trump administration. the president's answer to all of this, announcing overnight his first re-election campaign rally. scheduled for this weekend in florida. >> tickets. >> already campaigning for 2020. >> little do a lot of people know that he already filed the paperwork for his 2020 campaign re-election campaign. >> he's not wasting time on that one. >> looking forward to it already. already a rally in the orlando melbourne area.
a lot of people talking about who he didn't take questions from at all this week. he had a lot of availability. but nobody. >> but only took questions from conservative christian outlets and who didn't ask him at all about the allegations about his campaign being in touch with russia during the campaign season. so we're going to see as the white house press briefing comes up what kind of questions we'll get answered as the week goes on. >> as you can imagine, it sat well with the rest media in that room. > i'm sure everyone was really happy. and meanwhile, the u.s. military is keeping an eye on russia, as well after a russian spy ship started moving along the east coast. >> the vessel is staying in international waters but was last seen about 30 miles from america's biggest submarine base in connecticut. democratic lawmakers from connecticut are calling the ship's movement another step in russia's increasing aggression. this is believed to be the fourth time since 2014 that russian spy ships have hovered floor u.s. navy bases. >> defense secretary jim mattis
to increase their defense spending. mattis says if that doesn't happen, then the u.s. will "moderate its commitment to the alliance," while saying the u.s. can no longer shoulder most of the nato burden, mattis also has called nato the fundamental bedrock of u.s. relations been the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is praising his meeting with president trump tweeting it was a successful day for israel. >> last night, netanyahu met with congressional leaders but he refused to answer questions about what he might be willing to do in order to achieve peace in the middle east. abc's cecilia vega has the details. >> reporter: a red carpet white house welcome for benjamin netanyahu's arrival. two leaders and friends. but inside the east room, president trump putting israel's prime minister on the spot over settlements. >> as far as settlements, i would like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit. we'll work something out, but i would like to see a deal be made. it might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room
that's a possibility. soy let's see so let's see what we do. >> let's try. >> doesn't sound too optimistic. but -- good negotiator. >> that's the art of the deal. >> i also want to thank -- >> reporter: the president also bucking a decade's old u.s. policy of peace through a two-state solution. >> i'm looking at two-state and one-state, and i like the one that both parties like. i'm very happy with the one that both parties like. i could live with either one. >> reporter: right there in the front row, daughter ivanka and her husband, jared kushner. >> can i reveal, jared, how long we've known you? well, he was never small. he was always big. >> reporter: and now that old family friend is the trump administration's point person to achieve peace in the middle east. and on the president's one-state, two-state solution, a lot of unanswered questions and about what a starting point
begin to look like under this approach. cecilia vega, abc news, washington. >> venezuela's government has ordered cnn in espanol removed from the cable news networks after they aired an investigation about alleged fraud involving venezuelan passports and visas. they accused them of conducting an imperialistic operation. and here in the u.s., federal prosecutors in new york city are conducting a criminal probe of fox news. here in the u.s., federal prosecutors are conducting a probe of fox news. a grand jury is looking into the use of corporate resources in the sexual harassment case against former ceo roger ailes. the investigation concerns whether the network had to notify the sec about settlement money paid to ailes' accusers. fox news says it has not received the subpoena but will continue to cooperate with the investigation. >> indiana authorities say they suspect two teenage girls who disappeared while hiking were murdered.
the bodies of 14-year-old liberty german and abigail williams were discovered by a creek. police say they were about three-quarters of a mile away from where the teens were dropped off to go hiking. the fbi is on the scene collecting evidence. the minnesota police officer shot philando castile will go to trial. jer ron knowianness was charged with manslaughter. yanez' attorneys tried to get the case dismissed but the judge denied their motion. apparently no one is above the law in philadelphia. not even the police commissioner. >> take a look at the present left on the windshield of top cop richard ross. there was no brotherly love shown to the commissioner despite the big police commissioner official business sign on his windshield. >> look at all the stars. >> ross was parked in a no stopping area monday morning and earned himself a ticket. he says yes, he paid it. >> well, it's at least nice.
>> he did also write down the name of the person who the meter person who -- >> do we know the name of the person who wrote the ticket? are they still employed? coming up, the mother facing deportation over a false document conviction. what she's now doing as a last ditch effort to try to stay in the country vowing not to give up her fight to stay. and super model kate upton opens up about why she's proud to grace the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue, but first, here's a look at today's forecast. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex clear and cool. ah...still sick, huh? i'll take it from here. i'm good. i just took new mucinex clear and cool. ah! what's this sudden cooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. wow, that sort of blind-sided me. and it clears my terrible cold symptoms. ahh!
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>> immigrant rights activistses are demanding the release of a washington man arrested while he was asleep at home. daniel madinah is accused of being a gang member but activists say he has no criminal record. >> and a denver area woman has taken ref future in a church. jeanette vizguerra is facing deportation for what they're saying are minor offenses. she's a mother of four and works as a house cleaner. >> this punishment ripping a family out of their family, taking her away from her children shipping her to a country she hasn't been in for 20 years is absolutely obscene compared to what she did. >> immigration officials are disagreeing with all of this calling her an enforcement priority. and today is a nationwide show of support for immigration called a day without imm
alike are being encouraged to skip work, skip school and not go shopping. > the movement has been spreading through social media with supporters like celebrity chef jose andres who planned to close down three of his dc hotels today. if you've been to d.c., you know how big a deal this is that you don't have his restaurant to go to. he pulled out of trump's dc hotel after the campaign after then candidate trump made his controversial comments about mexicans. >> organizers say the goal is to show without immigrants, there is no america. >> mind you, they did wait till after valentine's day to do this. >> so you're not going to d.c. because you can't get into his restaurant. >> if i can't go to the restaurant, i'm not going to d.c. >> noted. when we come back, jimmy kimmel welcomes one of his biggest celebrities ever. >> oh. really? >> ever. >> this is huge. "the skinny" is next. who is it? >> got to wait and see.
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♪ skinny, so skinny all right. we have a great "skinny" coming at you today starting with one of the biggest celebrities to ever grace jimmy kimmel. >> this was huge. david muir. our very own dropped by. he traded jokes, he waved at people. he smiled. he looked dreamy. he answered questions on everything from covering the presidential race to the fake news phenomena. >> i think you're drooling a little bit. >> his suit was on point. >> no, but he did great. he had a lot of funny lines. at one point, kimmel asked him about fake news. and he said if we need any help
>> he said i know. i watch the show. >> straight off the top of his head. >> they seemed to have a very good time. he was a bit of a tough act to follow perhaps, but somehow mariah carey managed. also this was her first public performance since her new year's eve debacle. the five-time grammy winner and diva as she's known as, took to the stage last night on jimmy kimmel's show performing "i don't," the ballad she recorded with rapper yg earlier this morning. ♪ because when you love someone, you just don't treat them bad ♪ ♪ ♪ thinking somehow i could trust you, i used to love you but i don't i don't ♪ >> what do we think? >> seemed like the audio issues were sorted out. she seemed much more comfortable on stage than she did for new year's eve for sure. i noticed she went with the i'm
approach until yg came out as a surprise guest rather than trying to dance around and climb stairs and have feather fans and the whole situation. >> she looked great. >> she does and she sounded great. >> she tested the powers of the double-sided tape, didn't she? >> got to love mariah. >> speaking of double-sided tape we should remind you as we go into this story that it's currently ratings month. kate upton is opening up about her return to the cover of "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. we love to show these videos. >> they have her really stretching the definition of a swimsuit. shouldn't you be wearing one in the photo? >> she is on the bottom. now she's opening up about landing on the cover for the third time. this year with the issue centering on body diversity and age inclusion. everyone definitely read that one for the content of her interview. upton says it's one of the reasons she was proud to return to the magazine saying she thinks it's important for everyone to be the best they can be, not to strive to be a company or an i
>> we're running this video just because it's an important story, not because it's ratings month. >> right. she says she wants to inspire women. there you go. next to the fashion world and a fresh dose of yeezy as part of new york's fashion week. >> this time minus the drama and logistical melt down that plagued last year's show. kanye west did not premiere any new music of his own nor did he even appear at the show's end. >> what? kicking off at just 22 minutes past the schedule, start time well within the acceptable window being fashionably late apparently. the collection itself was barely a runway show at all confined mostly to projected images of his men's and women's collections. >> you recall, last year, they were hours late. it was during the summer. some models actually passed out while waiting around for it to happen. as for the fashion itself, it was typical yeezy oversize and sloppy with some garments even appearing soiled. >> maybe going for the casual comfortable look. >> i guess so.
>> like my pjs oversized and usually soiled with food. >> oh. okay. that's where you were going. >> oh, geez. just move on. quickly. >> finally, social media has been on the verge of a meltdown over canadian prime minister and super hunk justin trudeau's recent visit to the white house. >> so trudeau participated in a white house roundtable on the future of women in the workforce. he managed to charm quite a few of those women. check it out. >> among the images lighting up across social media, ivanka trump getting the side eye over there sitting right next to trudeau at that roundtable apparently quite mesmerized. >> emma watson looked rather bedazzled when she met trudeau last september. >> look at that come hither smirk. >> it's often said if a woman fusses with her hair, she's interested. >> uh-oh. >> but we'll say it was the wind in the case of dutch kes kate. >> i don't know. i think she's blushing.
he could charm more than just the ladies. this is his recent encounter with president obama. >> talk about swoon. now back to the pjs. swoon. now back to the pjs. ah...still sick, huh? i'll take it from here. i'm good. i just took new mucinex clear and cool. ah! what's this sudden cooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. wow, that sort of blind-sided me. and it clears my terrible cold symptoms. ahh! this is awkward. new mucinex clear & cool. feel the menthol burst.
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ in the heat of the night we'll be coming around ♪ ♪ they'll be looking for answers ♪ >> it is one of the world's most popular condiments for adding heat to just about any food. >> but the story behind the wildly popular sriracha hot sauce involves a bold move by a refugee who came to america decades ago and wanted to bring americans a taste of his own home. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: we walk into the burger joint called bearburger, and many of the customers there already knew that american brand name. one word that comes to mind when you hear sriracha. >> it's hot. >> it's hot. >> reporter: the sauce used in so many homes across this country, and restaurants, too. people know about it? >> yeah, definitely. mostly the pork belly sriracha brussels that we have. >> the pork belly sriracha brussels? so you can make even brussels sprouts -- >> amazing.
>> reporter: they took us back to prove it. the brussels sprouts coming out of the fryer. just add the sriracha. and some spices. they mix it together, and the finished product. and the taste. i can taste the kick. it does make brussels sprouts -- >> fun. >> reporter: a little -- fun? >> a little less scary! >> less scary. >> reporter: a little less scary and a lot of kick from peppers. grown in california. ventura county, palm trees line the way. as we head to underwood family farms. more than 600 tons of these red jalapeno peppers are harvested by hundreds of workers every day during harvest season. >> it's pretty important they are grown in america because this is our living and it keeps an awful lot of people here working. >> reporter: we followed the peppers to the factory just outside l.a. where they are mashed, mixed, bottled, and it says right there, made in the usa. on the boxes too where they're packaged and shipped all over the world. founder david tran came up with the recipe, proudly holding that bottle.
a refugee from vietnam after the fall of saigon in 1980, he started making the hot sauce he remembered from back home for his new home here in america, and he says he's keeping sriracha all-american made. >> this is my country. i keep the job for my country. >> reporter: 100 workers on the line, 18,000 bottles an hour. all with three words in mind. >> made in america. >> did you see what david did there? >> he did a wonderful story about sriracha. >> tasted the food. tasted. >> you know, all right. it is sriracha. here you go. i'll taste it. actually. >> i had no idea what we needed to do this whole time was bring david muir on camera. >> i'm going to go big. ready? >> oh, my god. no, wow. oh! no, wow.
making news in america this morning, shifting blame. what the president is saying this morning about his national security adviser resigning. this as lawmakers demand answers about the trump campaign's ties to russian intelligence officials. president trump now has an open cabinet position after his pick for secretary of labor withdrew his nomination. hear how a 27-year-old episode of "oprah" played a role. runway scare. forced to make an emergency landing. wait till you hear what that plane hit while taking off. the passengers also reacting overnight. people are lining up to give away their old cell phones. how their donations will be part of olympic history.