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this morning on "world news now," disruptive storms. the latest blizzard in new england and how a tropical storm gaining strength in the southeast could cause big trouble again in the northeast. we'll get the latest from accu-weather. terror fears as isis claims to execute more hostages. the u.s. sounds an alarm about young recruits lured by the rebels to fight. trash talk. she makes her own toothpaste and detergent to cut down on garbage. what everyone can learn from one woman's passion for protecting the environment. live from new york, it is "saturday night live's" 40th anniversary on a sunday. the biggest moments from last night and the excitement you may have missed on the special. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this monday, february 16th.
>> announcer:s from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this president's day. i'm mara schiavocampo. >> and i'm ryan smith. we are in for reena and t.j. i was excited to see the eddie murphy part of that, and let me just say the will farrell part was a little better. >> what blew me away, kanye west's performance. i'm confused and frightened. >> we have to talk about that. confused and frightened. wow. speaking of frightened, we begin with the brutal weather slamming the northeast. as fast as one storm moves out another blows in. >> temperatures are plummeting below zero in boston this morning where another foot of snow led to treacherous whiteout conditions and this massive pileup. more than 20 cars collided on a slick highway. >> high winds knocked out power to tens of thousands ahead of the new storm expected to dump snow and ice as far as arkansas. we get the latest from abc's gloria riveria. >> reporter: boston's mayor speechless as the snow continues
to fall on his city. >> i don't know what to say anymore. hopefully it will stop eventually. >> reporter: seven feet in the last month and the winter storm isn't finished yet. whiteout conditions, blizzard-strength winds. and a wicked arctic chill covering tens of millions from the midwest to the east coast. the storm created extremely dangerous conditions for drivers. a massive pileup in indiana. in chicago a 40-car pileup. leaving drivers stuck, jumping over the median. power lines no match for the storm. in new hampshire, a strip mall collapsed. the roof buckling under the weight of all of that snow. in maine the raging ocean leaving seaside communities crusted in ice. >> when i can stand here and watch the waves come half way up that house. >> reporter: in massachusetts the cleanup can't wait for the snow to stop. the transit authority sending out trains to blast through the snow covering boston's rail lines. city streets virtually empty
except for snow piles and a few brave pedestrians. the governor wants to keep it that way. >> somebody who gets trapped out there, just going to be a bad day to be on the roads. >> visibility is really bad. mostly white. you can't really see a lot. >> if i wasn't going to work i would be staying home. >> reporter: boston ready to get over the winter weather, if it wasn't too busy getting buried under it. gloria riveria, abc news, new york. more bad news. another round of snow is hitting the northeast today and tomorrow after dumping an icy mix on the south. >> this one-two punch is delaying airline travelers as far away as los angeles with hundreds of cancellations already today. accu-weather stephanie olmo has the forecast. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, ryan and mara. we begin the workweek with a winter storm now impacting the southeast region. bringing in snow across the mid-atlantic state. there are winter storm warnings and watches across this area. further south we are dealing with rain.
the wet weather interacting with the colder air, that is producing an icy mix. taking a closer look where we have the icy conditions along the i-40 corridor all the way to charlotte. exercise caution. also if you are traveling i-20. power outages are likely through the area. two to four inches expected in nashville and much of kentucky picking up six to 12 inches by the time it is said and done. the system will track north and east and produce snow across the northeast region. ryan and mara, back to you. >> all right, stephanie. thank you so much for that. breaking news from the middle east where egypt has struck isis targets in libya. this comes after a group loyal to isis released video purportedly showing the beheading of egyptian christians. abc news is not showing that gruesome video. the killing suggest the islamic militant group established an affiliate less than 500 miles from italy. one of the militants in the video makes direct reference to
that possibility saying the group now plans to conquer rome. the u.s.-led campaign against isis is facing a major challenge, how to stop young fighters from joining the group. a complex issue as we hear from abc's martha raddatz. >> isis flourishes and driving along the border we saw jordanian tanks and forces deployed as fears grow that isis fighters could bring the battle to jordan. after that shocking execution of the jordanian pilot burned alive, much of the arab and muslim world rallied against isis, but that execution and the coalition air strikes have also galvanized legions of isis supporters. young men, like those we met outside of a mosque, are also inspired to fight. >> what is that that motivates you to want to go to syria and fight?
>> syrians are our brothers and when you see how they are being killed you just have the motivation to go and fight. >> many of those who answered the call of jihad from jordan have been encouraged by this man, a well-known radical cleric, previously imprisoned for leading anti-government protests. he said isis made a mistake by burning the pilot alive but defended sending extremist fighters to syria. >> this is for the sake of god went too far in syria. >> a fight, he said, that men and women are willing to face prison for or death. martha raddatz, abc news, amman, jordan. police in denmark have identified the suspect in two weekend shootings as a 22-year-old with a criminal record. they say he shot dead a film maker at a free speech event and a security guard at a synagogue before being killed by police. authorities say he may have been inspired by islamic terrorists and possibly the massacre in
paris last month. in ukraine, a shaky cease fire that went in to effect on sunday seems to be holding this morning, though some fighting has broken out. two civilians were killed overnight as a result of shelling in one eastern town. if the truce does hold, both sides are set to pull tanks and other weapons away from the front lines later today. budget impasse could lead to the shut down of the homeland security department at the end of the month. house speaker john boehner said he is prepared to allow the funding for the agency to lapse. a bill passed in the house would cover the department through september 30th but it calls to overturn president obama's move and limits deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants. however it stands no chance of passing in the senate. the labor dispute at west coast ports is having a ripple affect across the u.s. auto industry. honda is slowing production at plants in indiana, ohio and canada because parts are stuck on ships that haven't been unloaded. the factories build some of
honda's biggest sellers, and president obama sent the labor secretary to the west coast to help get labor talks moving again. also from the west coast, ten people, most of them high school basketball players are recovering this morning after a scary school bus crash. it happened in the seattle suburbs. the 53-year-old female bus driver said the brakes failed. the bus drifted to the shoulder and rolled on to the left side. those injured suffered cuts, concussions and a broken arm. in the meantime, it was a rough day for one of oscar mayer's wiener mobiles. it was left on the side of the road near harrisburg, pennsylvania, after bashing in to a pole. it will need a new windshield and bumper. no one was injured and the company has several other wiener mobiles they can call in to duty. >> okay. >> good to know they have a backup. >> there you go. this past weekend was valentine's day. we hope everyone got to do something special for that someone special.
>> that was certainly the case in portland, oregon, where they hosted what was dubbed the world's first known cuddle convention. it was an all-day affair. 100 people hanging out and celebrating human connection through touch. >> isn't that cute? those folks were in to it claiming the whole thing wasn't about being overly sexualized they said it was just about communication. >> i have to wonder, though, if some people weren't going there hoping for a little more than some cuddling. >> not really a cuddler -- well, a little -- now i'm getting in to an area i don't think i want to get in to. >> i think human touch is good for everyone but i wonder if some go to the event thinking cuddling isn't the only thing on the menu. >> yeah? >> maybe. >> i think it is on the up and up. coming up in "the skinny," all the fun you didn't see during last night's "saturday night live" 40th anniversary show. you have to love that one.
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the machine is low on water and all for 230 bucks but a great thing to wake up with that fresh cup. >> i'd say that is money well spent. >> you are getting one. from the smarter coffee maker to a greener environmental movement, a young woman in new york claims to have found a way to create zero trash for two years. >> it may sound impossible. she says anyone can do it. she shows abc's marci gonzalez how she did it. >> reporter: it's something most of us do every day, but lauren singer is one of the few exceptions. >> i have sent nothing to the land fill in two years. >> reporter: she's created some garbage, but this is it. >> this is all of my trash for the past two years. >> reporter: the epa says the average american is responsible for four pounds of waste every day, singer can single out every scrap of her trash. >> this has everything from food wrappers and some inside washing instruction labels. >> reporter: he started really small steps like bringing a
reusable mug to the coffee shops instead of disposable cups. then she thought of other things we throw away and started to cut back more. >> can i get a vodka martini instead of a skewer or anything without a skewer napkin or coaster. so no disposable stuff. >> she changed shopping habits. >> i bring my containers to the store and fill them with produce and to avoid food waste i compost my food scraps. >> reporter: and makes her own products at home from laundry detergent to toothpaste. >> i'm able to have it package free and save a lot of money making my own products. toothpaste can range from 2 to $7. i can make mine for pennies. >> she says anyone can do this. >> you don't have to be a certain type of person to want to or to be able to reduce the amount of trash. >> reporter: allen says it is a growing movement that could have a big impact. >> we have no choice but to engage in these small changes because there's no one big thing
that we could do to solve the global problems. >> reporter: so singer is sharing what she's learned. keeping a blog and running a company selling her homemade products, hoping to inspire more people to do a bit less of this. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> i'm a little skeptical of the toothpaste and detergent. that aside i think what she is doing is smart. small ways to try to make things better. >> i think it is environmentally sound. she has a government job working for the environmental protection agency. that's me. that's how i roll. i want to see how she works out if she had children. >> is that how you take out the trash? >> that's how i take out the trash. i have my white slacks on. >> collar turned up. >> collar turned up. >> only way to do it. >> good look for taking trash out. >> can you reuse diapers? >> cloth diapers like they did for centuries. >> some don't use diapers. let's get off this subject. >> we're going down a bad path. some red carpet "snl's" 40th
anniversary bash here in new york city. >> live from new york, the gala event brought together celebrities of all stripes and political persuasions, including the sarah palin, which surprised me really. the real thing, not tina fey. how about that? although tina was there of course too. >> gracing the red carpet, hollywood power couple tom hanks and his ever classy wife rita wilson. >> and always a class act herself, sigourney weaver. she looks amazing. >> gorgeous. >> now on to the show. one of the biggest highlights is upping the ante for the soap opera spoof "the californians." bradley cooper showed up in super short shorts as craig the pool boy. and then this happened. >> oh, yeah. >> bradley cooper lip locking with the 90-year-old betty white for anyone longer than anyone wanted to see. >> i'm good now. wow, that's a lot. thank you, guys. can you please block this.
okay. next a weekend update for the ages. how about this, tina fey, amy poehler , jane curtain talking over the anchor desk and then this happened, tina was warned. >> i missed -- you don't know what that that one. the shark. they used to do the knock knock knock and it was the shark. >> and come and eat people. unfortunately no one was warned about what would happened when eddie murphy hit the stage. expectations high because he was a legend there. he did no impressions, no character reprisals. he spoke only briefly and he ended on a pause as he tossed to commercial which was awkward. >> honestly looks like he had a tiff with somebody and thought he wasn't going to do anything. there is a five-minute intro and he did 30 seconds of standing there. >> interesting back story there. and then what i found to be the most perplexing moment of the night, kanye west's performance. we are showing him get up but he spend the first several minutes
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morning. wicked weather. more snow on the way as people wake up to dangerously low temperatures. well below zero in areas and snow ice and sleet. we're talkingracking it all. >> another arab country joining the fight against isis after the militant group releases an execution video with numerous hostages. the detalls coming in. >> unwanted guests. a creepy, crawly surprise for passengers on a plane. how a scorpion got onboard and stung a woman. >> live from new york "saturday night live" celebrates 40 years of laughs. eddy murphy's return and the lip lock that everybody is talking about.
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