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making news in america this morning, happy new year. 2018 is under way. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> the new year gets started with frigid temperatures from times square, new york. straight across the country, the forecast and the new year's celebrations around the world coming um. holiday nightmare. new details about those killed in a fiery crash in costa rica. most of the victims americans. >> full of love, like kind, nice people. >> many from the same family. president trump makes some predictions for the new year as he prepares to head from florida back to the white house. >> we are going to ha
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>> this as one of the president's adversaries issued a stark reminder to the u.s. we're live in washington with the details. the first round of the nfl playoffs are set after some wild regular season games. first, college football gets serious. we'll look ahead to today's playoff semifinals. a good morning to you all and a happy new year. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kenneth moton in for kendis gibson. we're going to keep the party going. diane, you look incredible. >> thank you. loving the pocket square. >> thank you so much. we begin with this incredible new year, 2018. people around the world have rung it in from australia to zimbabwe. 1 million revellers packed into times square for the coldest new year's eve since 1962, just 9
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degrees at midnight. >> and yet even the celebrities came out. it was a star studded celebration playing out live across the country. mariah carey even joined the party, aimed to redeem herself after last year's performance. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> and we will have much more on the new year's celebrations around the world coming up a little later in the broadcast. turning now to breaking new details on a new year's eve tragedy, ten americans among the victims of a fiery plane crash in costa rica. >> they were killed along with two pilots when the chatter plane went town in a wooded area sunday afternoon moments after taking off. abc's marci gonzalez has more on the crash that left no survivors. >> reporter: in costa rica 12 people are dead including ten americans. five of them reportedly members of the same family, after a small plano
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>> oh, my god. >> reporter: -- crashed soon after takeoff. >> made a really hard left-hand turn and nose dived straight into the ground. >> reporter: dawn wolf and her family vacationing from utah watching in horror. >> everybody screaming and yelling. >> reporter: her husband rushing towards the flaming wreckage. >> people were yelling and running up the hill with fire extinguishers. >> reporter: officials say the plane owned by nature air took off heading from the capital, san jose, when it crashed around 12:15 local time. from above you can see the st e scorched woods. the colorful tail some of the only recognizable debris. the president tweeting that her cousin was the pilot. the state department telling abc news we express our condolences to all those effected by this tragedy. investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash. marci gonzalez, abc ne
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monica, california. >> thank you. the family of five have been identified as bruce and irene steinberg and their three sons, two of which were in college. neighbors were in disbelief. >> full of love, kind, nice people. i had knee surgery, irene came over with flowers. just sweet, like, neighborhood active in the community. good people. >> a couple from florida and their daughter were also among the victims. president trump is heading back to the white house today after ringing in the new year at his mar-a-lago resort. >> he was joined by the first lady and took a twiswipe at the media. >> reporter: good morning and happy new year. president trump says 2018 is off to a good start because republicans passed their tax plan. as he heads into the new year, president trump has a full plate ahead of him and
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president trump strolled down a red carpet at mar-a-lago as he rang in the new year. >> going to have a great year, fantastic 2018. >> reporter: ahead of a glitzy new year's bash, the president touted his 2017 accomplishments and offered this 2018 prediction. >> we're off to a very good start as you know with the great tax cuts and anwar and getting rid of the individual mandate which was very, very unpopular, as you know. but we are going to have a tremendous year. the stock market i think is going to continue to go up. >> reporter: president trump also relayed new year's greetings to friends and foes. he tweeted, i want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters and even the very dishonest fake news media a happy and healthy new year. as the president celebrated the new year, north korea sent an ominous message. in his new year's address, leader kim jong-un warned north korea has completed its new year
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button for nuclear weapons is on my table, kim jong-un, said. the entire area of the u.s. mainland is within our nuclear strike range. president trump spent 2017 deriding north korea's leader and issuing his own threats against the rogue state. >> they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> reporter: but how he will respond to north korea's latest warning? >> we'll see, we'll see. >> reporter: president trump is also weighing in on protests unfolding in iran. over the weekend the president tweeted that protestors have the right to express themselves and warned that the u.s. is watching very closely for potential human rights violations in how iran treats those protestors. iran has criticized the president's tweets calling them cheap, worthless and invalid. >> arlette, thank you. it's time for a look at your
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weather on this new year's morning. good morning and happy new year. it's going to be mild, dry and bright along the west coast. but just take a look, once you get east of the rockies the jet stream dips far to the south. that will create lake effect snow showers, also freezing drizzle concerns around san antonio, texas. the real feel values will be in the teens below zero throughout the day. kenneth, diane. still ahead, some year-end favorites including the most liked instagram pictures of 2017. plus the biggest tech product of the year. nothing else even came close. and we'll take a trip around the world for a look at how 2018 go
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♪ the ball has dropped. the crowds have retreated into the warmth of their homes and hotel rooms. we hope at least. and now the massive cleanup effort is under way in times square. more than 200 new york city sanitation workers scrambled through the early morning hours to clean up some 50 tons of trash. >> god bless them. >> definitely have their hands full. >> they do and they're going to get it done. hours earlier an estimated 1 million revellers packed into times square to witness that time honored tradition of ringing in the new year. >> that's right and around the world millions more observed their own traditions. take a look. from the iconic chimes of big ben in london to dubai to sydney harbour, people around the world rang in 2018 with fireworks,
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balloons, confetti and plenty of noise. here in new york, an estimated 1 million people packed into times square amid unprecedented security, from bag checks to bomb sniffing dogs, and some 1,000 security cameras trained on the crossroads of the world. >> times square, new york city, safest place in the world. >> with the wind chill below zero in new york city it was the second coldest ball drop on record. >> we're on our honeymoon. it's freezing. >> it's freezing. >> do you think you're going to survive? >> i'm trying. >> it's on our bucket list. >> i didn't expect it to be this cold. i knew it was going to be cold but not this cold. >> the extreme cold forced many to take extreme measures. >> how many layers are you wearing? >> about four. >> are you freezing? >> yes. i feel like i'm being stabbed right now in my feet. it's the worst pain i've ever felt in my feet. >> the deep freeze even cancelled celebrations from
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south as fort worth, texas. >> we're starting to look at 2017 by the numbers. the iphone was the number one selling tech product by far with apple selling 223 million iphones, more than the other top five items combined. the samsung galaxy 8 and note 8 were a distant second with 33 million sold followed by the amazon echo dot, the apple watch and the nintendo switch. selena gomez is still the most followed instagram user in the world. >> her emotional message about undergoing kidney transplant surgery came in at number three. >> beyonce beat them with the number one spot when she announced she was pregnant with those royal baby twins, boy and girl. >> america's babies. >> the
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when we come back, police get to the bottom of a scary situation at a hotel just hours before new year's. plus recreational marijuana is now legal in more states than ever before. we'll look at where the new pot laws are in effect. and the nfl's postseason tournament is now set up thanks to some unexpected week 17 results. who's in and who's out coming up. yea, so, mom's got this cold #stuffynose #nosleep i got it... #mouthbreather yep, we've got a mouth breather. well just put on a breathe right strip and... pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone so you can breathe... ...and sleep. go to breatheright.com today to request a free sample. the oats break down into energy. that energy is absorbed slowly. and that's good, because energy that's absorbed slowly
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fire. >> i need s.w.a.t. right now and medical. >> reporter: four deputies and one police officer are shot. >> there was an exchange of gunfire, pop, pop, pop and then return fire. >> reporter: two neighbors are also hit. all of the officers managed to retreat outside except for one, 29-year-old douglas county deputy, zachary parish. >> we have one deputy down inside the apartment. all of us have been hit at least once. >> all of them were shot very, very quickly. and they all went down almost within seconds of each other. so it was a -- it was more of an ambush type of attack on our officers. >> reporter: over the next hour and a half the suspect fires more than 100 times. >> we need to get our officer out of there. >> reporter: gunfire even heard over the radio. >> firing several rounds. >> reporter: at around 7:30 officers entered the apartment,
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suspect in a final shoot-out. deputy parish does not survive. he was married, the father of two children. >> we are deeply saddened by the loss of zachary. when i sat with his wife and held her hand, i could see in her eyes her life was over. >> reporter: the other wounded officers all now in stable condition. police say they had dealt with the suspect before they had been to this apartment complex on calls in the past but, they say, he did not have a criminal record. clayton sandell, abc news, colorado. houston police arrested a man accused of stashing weapons and ammunition in a hotel room just hours before new year's eve celebrations. russell ziamba told police he was celebrating new year's eve and had the weapons which included an ar-15. police do not believe he intended to use them. he's charged with assaulting an officer and trespassing. travelers h
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welcome the new year. january is the cheapest time to fly. domestic flights are typically 21% cheaper than the rest of the year and the deals are even better on international flights with fares dropping anywhere from 20 to 36%. analysts say the deals usually start january 9 and last through march. the nfl's coaching carousel is already spinning. the raiders have fired coach jack del rio. >> del rio said he was told the team wasn't going in the right direction. the colts also fired chuck pagan knee aft know. the browns are only the second nfl team to finish a season 0-16. the season ended with a loss to the steelers. browns fans will now hold a perfect season parade on saturday. they'll march around the team stadium to form a zero for how many wins they had. >> i'll hold all my browns jokes. >> if you're going to go down, you might as well go all the way. let's get more highlights
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good morning, america. kevin connors, john butchccigrb. week 17 of the regular season. what a finish. >> good morning utica. we begin with bengals and ravens. if the ravens win, they're in the playoffs. bills fans are rooting for them to lose so they can get in the playoffs. dalton to boyd. cincinnati leads. 4th and 14 and the ravens are lose losers, out of the playoffs and that means the bills get in, first time in 17 years. panthers and falcons, both teams, major playoff implications on the line. in atlanta, first quarter, matt ryan, devonta freeman. falcons looking for 2018 to be a year of redemption after that awful collapse in the super bowl. they're going to the tournament. fourth quarter, cam newton one of three interceptions in the
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game. falcons win it 22-10. the panthers also headed to the playoffs. rose bowl and sugar bowl coming your way in a matter of hours. >> got to be some bills fans in utica, right? >> there better be. >> stay warm. >> those two bowls are the big matchups for the college football semifinals. first up, georgia takes on oklahoma in the rose bowl. despite their long histories, it's the first time the dogs and sooners have played each other. sugar bowl, it's round three for alabama and clemson. they met in the championship game in the last two years with each team winning once. up next in the pulse, a new year's celebration that went completely wrong. >> and mariah carey's take two in times square. we'll hear how she did right after the break. what are you doing?? i thought you had a cold?? i don't need all this. mucinex fast-max is powerful enough to handle pretty much every symptom. name one. how 'bout 9? sore throat, cough, even... yea--i can read, you know. we're done here.
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time to check the pulse starting today in california where it's legal to smoke marijuana recreationally. the state now treats weed a lot like alcohol. people 21 and older can buy up to an ounce of pot or grow marijuana plants at home. >> some retail shops are opening for business today as well. sales are expected to be a tax win fall for the state. >> smoking wood is also legal in massachusetts and maine but it won't be sold in retail stores in those states for months. next to mariah carey's big comeback. >> yes, she headlined last night's show live from times square just moments before the ball dropped. it was thankfully a far cry from her performance last year when a series of technical malfunctions cascaded into a train wreck. >> thankfully this year seemed to go much more smoothly. check it out. ♪ i had a vision of love and it was all that you've given to me ♪ ♪ i had a vision of love >> definitely tough to sing in weather that cold. just minutes
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dropped, she commented that she felt a lot better than last year when she said she needed a police escort just to leave times square. >> 2018 began with a bang in australia, unintentional one. >> a barge carrying a fireworks display caught fire. some of the fireworks headed towards the beach and thousands of onlookers had to get out of the way. >> they did put on a beautiful show at least. and a beautiful times square new year's eve a
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