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you always do? >> they did it for the federal minimum wage, $7.25 in 2009, 2019, $7.25 still. then they did it for the cost of a one-bedroom apartment, from $900 to $1,300. we broke. >> we broke, yes. >> high price tag. >> let's hope your student loan debt is going down over the past 10 years. >> at least as you're paying on it. good luck. a very special thanksgiving edition of "insomniac theater." >> it's not even friday. the founder of papa john's pizza breaking his silence and sharing what he recently did. plus the countdown to black friday. how you can use your credit cards to create your own savings.
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in arizona, rescue crews pulled a construction worker from a dry well near phoenix. the man fell 50 feet into the hole yesterday morning. it took him about five hours to get him out. he suffered minor injuries. papa john's founder says the company isn't producing the same product since he stepped down as chairman. >> john snyder tells a louisville tv station he's had 40 pizzas in the last 30 days and quote it's not the same pizza. he also said the drop in quality
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means customers suffer. snyder resigned last year after using the "n" word on a diversity training conference call. >> the pizza must still be all right if he's had 40 of them in the last 30 days. >> look, i ate a bunch of them, it's not just good. like when you eat a bag of chips, these chips are just not good. >> and you finish the bag. >> things were nasty. this morning the countdown to what's shaping up to be an incredibly busy black friday. >> with so many sales under way some of the real savings may not be about where you shop but how you pay. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: it's the most wonderful time of the year. but it's also the most expensive. the typical american, according to nerd wallet, gearing up to spend $825 on gifts. but with the official start of the holiday shopping season just days away, experts say how you pay can actually impact what you pay. >> cash-back credit cards can be a great way to stretch your budget. it's relatively easy to find
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credit cards that will give you 1.5% or 2% back on every purchase. >> reporter: planning to check off that wish list all in one place? a store charge card may be right for you. these cards work at one specific retailer only and often come with juicy rewards. like the target red card which scores you 5% off most purchases. the kohl's card gets you 35% off the first time you use it. if food shopping is high up on your to-dos, look for a cash-back card that rewards grocery purchases. like the amex blue cash every day card, which gets you 3% back at supermarkets. and finally, if you're gearing up for a big holiday getaway, capital one venture rewards credit card lets you earn two times miles on every purchase every day. >> one thing to consider is if you're carrying any kind of debt at all on your credit card, it's not worth to it focus on earning rewards.
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because any debt that you're paying, you're accruing interest. and then it wipes out any of the rewards that you're earning with your credit card. >> our thanks to rebecca jarvis. >> make your money work for you. >> good information. the points cards, they're great. >> they really are. >> if you're lucky enough, blessed enough in this country to have that card and have the financial situation to do it. a lot of people get paid today because it's before thanksgiving. >> that's true. coming up, the star-studded mystery opening in theaters this holiday weekend. >> a special "insomniac theater" is next. filled with soft surfaces that's because your homs that trap odors and release them back into the room. so, try febreze fabric refresher febreze finds odors trapped in fabrics (bubbles popping) and cleans them away as it dries. use febreze every time you tidy up to keep your whole house smelling fresh air clean. fabric refresher even works for clothes you want to wear another day. make febreze part of your clean routine
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♪ time for a special edition of our "insomniac theater," previewing two movies opening today. >> i'll read your line now. we start the romantic drama thriller -- >> i'll take it from here. daniel kaluuya and jodie turner smith star in "queen & slim" as a couple on a first date when a police officer pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. the situation escalates and slim grabs the officer's gun and
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shoots him. now labeled as cop killers, they're on the run. >> you're a black man that killed a cop and took his gun. >> i'm not a criminal. >> you are now. >> i just want to go home. and i want to see my family. >> if you turn yourself in, you will never see them again. all we can do is go forward, there is nothing back there for us. >> "queen and slim" is scoring 85% on rotten tomatoes. it packs a story that is both thrilling and powerfully relevant, brought to life with two phenomenal performances. an adrenaline shot right to the heart. >> i loved that actor in "get out."
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that one might be really good. next to a murder mystery packed with a-list stars. in "knives out," daniel craig stars as a debonaire detective investigating the murder of a crime novelist found dead at his estate. in this dark family reunion, everyone is a suspect. >> i'm detective lieutenant elliot, this is trooper wagner. we just want to ask a few questions. >> we understand the night of his demise, the family had gathered to celebrate your father's 85th birthday. how was it? >> the party? pre my dad's death? oh, it was great. >> jamie lee curtis. >> oh, yeah. "knives out" scoring 95% on rotten tomatoes. a grand piece of star-studded old-school studio programming. it's a frothy whodunit '70s style with a cast of today's
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a-list stars, great fun. that looks like it's going to be good too, go to the movies this weekend. >> two "get out" stars in the movies this weekend. >> i saw. frothy. >> i saw. frothy.
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♪ time now for "wait, what?" >> and we are going to start with thanksgiving and how much you eat. because here comes debbie downer. how many calories will you consume? >> do you want to take a guess? >> are you talking to the people at home? >> no, that's not it, higher, higher. 3,000! 4,500! >> that's a lot of calories. as americans traditionally overindulge on the festive fixings and desserts -- >> weren't we just telling you how life expectancy is going down in part due to obesity? >> and now here we go, on thanksgiving. tomorrow we will -- >> man, portion control. >> it's a safe bet here that
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turkey won't be the only thing stuffed. >> mashed potatoes, 400 calories. lots of butter and cream, mm. >> ways to avoid? skip the crispy skin of the turkey. that's the good part, y'all. stuffing, add chopped veggies like carrots and celery. use low-sodium broth. no, mom only uses the high sodium. >> jack, how are you going to make sure you get your calories in? >> i'm probably going to eat presumably a little too much. and what happens after that happens. >> oh, good lord. yep. >> that's how it goes. >> yeah, makes sense. >> hey, this gravy -- >> going to go for it, may as well just go for it. >> go big or go home. >> that's why i like this week, my diet, like this whole week's going to be a bust. this gravy will get you high enough to deal with your family this thanksgiving. >> sounds like a problem solver if you ask me. some weed gravy.
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california marijuana company wants families to take their thanksgiving feast to a "higher" level. >> wait, what? >> get it? cannabis-infused gravy. a cheeky take on a normally mundane holiday staple. not bad, $5 a pop. >> they're like, how about that impeachment hearing? guzzle guzzle guzzle gravy, just drink it right out of the -- >> more gravy, please. imagine how much more calm and fun and giggly your family will be this thanksgiving. >> hey, this makes me giggle. police dogs in california and this hilarious thanksgiving sketch. wait, what? are those human hands -- look at this, just drinking the -- where's the red wine? oh, grandma. grandma's like, wait, what? even grandma's in on the fun. that's fun. and also we have the world's most expensive thanksgiving dinner. $181,000. >> wait, what? >> yeah, right? >> the turkey's laced with gold
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or something like that. >> oh, look at it right there. >> new york city's old home steak house. >> wait, don't eat that, you can't trust that.
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this morning on "world news now," a weather warning for those hitting the roads or the skies today. >> millions of people will travel today as a bomb cyclone hits the west coast and snow falls across the plains. the weather is causing hundreds of flight delays and dangerous driving conditions. we have your forecast. overnight president trump's home coming in florida. in his first rally there since making florida his official residence, he tore into the impeachment inquiry just as democrats announce a new hearing. also this morning a major mix-up. how did a hospital give a kidney transplant to the wrong patient? and "donut" judge these police officers for responding to this emergency. dozens of donuts falling off a delivery truck, talk about a
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tragedy. did the cops beat the five-second rule? we'll tell you on this wednesday, november 27th. good morning, everyone. happy day before thanksgiving. >> don't they call this like -- i hear in some circles they call it like blackout wednesday or something? >> why blackout wednesday? >> you go and party hard wednesday night, so then thursday you're really hungry? >> i thought you were referring to the fact that you were back. and the fact that my shady partner in crime is here. you know, it's the day before thanksgiving which means people are getting ready to unbutton their pants. eat a lot. >> you're so shady. >> it's going to be so good. >> go ahead and say it, my pants are unbuttoned, i've got them covered with a tie, i'm pregnant, the pants don't fit anymore, back off, back off.
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>> i'm not pregnant shady. >> i'm just ready to eat. >> she is. you're ready to eat, so many people are, and they've got to travel to get there. we begin with back-to-back monster storms are millions of americans travel for the holiday. >> one of the storms is hitting the plains and the midwest right here. this is a live look at a traffic cam outside minneapolis near the twin says. lots of snow there already. many cities where they already have snow covering roads, up to 10 inches expected in some areas. >> we've seen some accidents as well. i've seen snowplows, snow trains on many of these snow-covered roads there. >> trying to make sure the roads are safe as everyone heads out. another storm is hitting california. this was los angeles. headlights and taillights up and down your screen. this is just a few hours ago, jammed freeways as people got an early start to the getaway. >> travel already has been a special nightmare in colorado as storms dumped as much as 2 1/2 feet of snow. major highways were closed and at least one person was killed. >> right now storms stretch from the gulf coast to the great
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lakes. abc's clayton sandell reports on the mess the storms have left behind. >> reporter: drivers packing for thanksgiving trips are finding roadways packed with treacherous snow and ice. this van trying to pass a snowplow lost control on i-80 in nebraska, spinning into the median. this semi overturned near grand island. on interstate 70 west of denver, a snowy mountain crash claimed at least one life. not far away, a rock slide closed part of a major highway for hours. on colorado's eastern plains, whiteout blizzard conditions brought another i-70 shutdown. >> woke and up thought i'd take a chance. no dice, it's just too dicey. thank god they closed the roads. >> reporter: nearly a foot of snow dumped into the denver area. motorists fighting losing battles against spinning tires. some giving up, driving the wrong way to escape. firefighters race to keep up with countless crashes.
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luckily no one hurt in this collision. and in colorado springs -- >> apparently there's just snow all over the place, nobody's going anywhere. >> reporter: denver airport, an urgent effort to clear runways. 550 canceled flights since monday. an overnight stay for over 1,100 stranded travelers. abc's alex perez is ahead of the storm in minneapolis. airport officials in minneapolis are bracing for more delays and more cancelations. crews will be out all night clearing runways. nearly 3 million passengers nationwide will fly on wednesday alone. a second storm now slamming oregon with hurricane-force wind gusts and heavy snow. and this is one of the lingering travel headaches here. there are a few cars sneaking through, but officially interstate 70 is shut down from just east of denver all the way to the kansas border, 150 miles away. clayton sandell, abc news, aurora, colorado.
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the concern in the east is strong winds. and that could ground some or all of the balloons in the macy's thanksgiving day parade tomorrow. >> there hasn't been a macy's parade without balloons in almost 50 years. let's find out how likely that is this year. accuweather's adam del rosso has the forecast. >> we're tracking this powerful storm continuing to work into the great lakes bringing heavy snow and strong winds to the upper midwest. this is certainly going to snarl traffic both on the ground and in the air, delays expected not only for our wednesday but into our thanksgiving holiday as well. 6 to 12 inches of snow from northern wisconsin back into northern iowa. you get 1 to 2 feet of snow west of marquette into the u.p. of michigan. this powerful storm across the west coast bringing more rain and wind and snow to the area. coastal flooding across southern california possible. 1 to 3 feet of snow into the sierra and southern cascades. thursday, thanksgiving across the northeast, wind gusts could
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reach 50 miles per hour. >> let's take a look at the situation in the air. already hundreds of today's flights have been canceled. if you have to fly today, tsa has some tips for you. >> of course they say get to the airport early. two hours for domestic flights, three for international. know which foods should be packed. solid foods like desserts, stuffing, casseroles, can go in carry-on bags. >> liquids like cranberry sauce, gravy, and wine should be in checked luggage. the mytsa app has a complete list. cranberry sauce is a liquid? >> is it? >> i guess. >> green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, you name it. now to the impeachment inquiry. new details emerging on what president trump knew and when he knew it. >> the president slammed the investigation as he returned to the campaign trail in florida, calling it a witch hunt,
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dropping profanities, saying the probe is bull expletive. the rally took place as "the new york times" reported the president had already been briefed by white house lawyers about the whistle-blower complaint before he lifted a hold on military aid to ukraine. >> meanwhile the president appears to be distancing himself from rudy giuliani, denying that he sent him to ukraine. this as former white house counsel don mcgahn pushes back against a ruling compelling him to testify. more from abc's ines de la cuetara. >> reporter: the white house insists it wasn't surprised by a federal judge's ruling ordering former white house counsel don mcgahn to comply with a subpoena and appear before congress ar part of the impeachment inquiry. >> when the president was briefed on the decision, nobody was surprised. it is not unexpected, it may be unsustainable. >> reporter: the judge not mincing words stating the primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded american history is that presidents are not kings. mcgahn filed to appeal the ruling and moved for a stay on
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his required compliance pending that appeal, setting the stage for a legal showdown that could go all the way to the supreme court. >> the doj has made clear they will appeal yesterday's decision. it is not a final decision. >> reporter: meanwhile president trump on bill o'reilly denying he directed his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, to do anything in ukraine, contradicting witnesses who testified last week the president told them to talk to rudy. >> no, i didn't direct him, but he -- he is a warrior, rudy's a warrior, rudy went, he possibly -- but you have to understand, rudy has other people that he represents. >> reporter: house investigators now releasing the final closed-door deposition transcripts revealing office of
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management and budget staffer mark sandy testified aid to ukraine was withheld as of july 25th, the same day as that phone call between trump and the president of ukraine. and the house judiciary committee has now set its first impeachment hearing for wednesday, december 4th, with a panel of legal experts to evaluate the evidence and constitutional framework. according to committee rules the president will be allowed to attend the hearings and his counsel will be allowed to question witnesses. in other news the number of lettuce-related e. coli cases around the country is increasing. cdc has confirmed 27 more infections, bringing the total to 67 cases in 19 states. some of the victims have developed kidney failure. all the cases have been linked to romaine lettuce grown in salinas, california. cdc is advising consumers not to eat and retailers not to sale remain from that region. just in time for the release of "star wars: the rise of skywalker," you can make dinner with some of your favorite characters. >> insta pot. insta pot has created cookers in the image of r2d2, bb-8, and darth vader. there are pots resembling
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chewbacca and a stormtrooper. the collection comes with "star wars" related recipes including darth vader's beef stew, dark side deviled eggs, and chewy's chili which i'm sure is spicy. >> how do you make that chewy sound? rrrrr! >> are you gargling? >> how do you do it? isn't it like a tongue roll in there? rrrrr! >> jack, you got it? jack's got it. >> no. >> rrrrr! >> there we go. >> okay, so chewy's chili, i'm going to get this joke in, if it's spicy, it puts hair on your chest. >> i see why he came back around for that one, that was solid, k-mo, yeah. that's right. >> there it is. %-p >> jack, you impressed? >> jack, definitely. >> really good. >> yeah, that was real good. coming up, the hospital that performed a kidney transplant on
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the wrong person. plus the nfl star forced out of sunday's game by an anxiety attack. he's talking about how his team is helping him pull through. first the terrifying fall for a celebrated mountain climber. climber. just between us, you know what's better than mopping? anything! at the end of a long day, it's the last thing i want to do. well i switched to swiffer wet jet and its awesome. it's an all-in-one so it's ready to go when i am. the cleaning solution actually breaks down dirt and grime. and the pad absorbs it deep inside. so, it prevents streaks and haze better than my old mop. plus, it's safe to use on all my floors, even wood. glad i got that off my chest and the day off my floor. try wet jet with a moneyback guarantee
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in colombia, protesters and in colombia, protesters and security forces squared off in the capital city of bogota. the latest battle followed talks between the country's president and organizers looking to end a week of violent demonstrations. protesters want the government to do more to fight inequality, corruption, and violence in rural areas. a national strike is set for today. back here at home, a new jersey hospital is apologizing for an incredible mix-up. doctors in camden put a transplanted kidney into the wrong person last week. >> it was supposed to go to a patient with the identical name and about the same age. the correct person eventually received the kidney. the hospital says it has taken steps to make sure the mistake is not repeated in the future. i guess that's a good thing. a world-renowned climber is recovering from a terrifying fall from the famous el capitan peak in yosemite national park.
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>> emily harrington lost her grip 15 stories up as fellow climbers came rushing to her rescue. >> reporter: world-class climber emily harrington alive. surviving what could have been a fatal fall after climbing up the first 150 feet on yosemite's treacherous granite rock face known as el capitan. >> i can move, i can feel everything. >> reporter: in this exclusive video of her rescue, you can hear harrington say she can feel everything. the star of the documentary "free solo" alex hanold was first there to stabilize her spine, part of a group supporting harrington's attempt to do something no other woman has ever done before, free climb the 3,200-foot rock face in a single day. suddenly in the middle of her climb, the 33-year-old harrington tumbled down the cliff. she describes pinballing down, a safety rope lashing her neck but not strangling her. hanold keeping her alert with authorities as search and rescue
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scrambled a team that painstakingly climbed up to her. harrington in remarkably good spirits, thankful to be alive. incredibly after that four-story fall, harrington is out of the hospital and on her feet. in fact, she will soon be on her way to visit her family in colorado for a very special thanksgiving. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. coming up next half hour, the school bus driver accused of drinking and driving. the charges she's now facing. first the nfl star sidelined on sunday by an anxiety attack, and he's talking about it next on "world news now." on "world news now."
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♪ ♪ steady traffic there through times square on this big travel day. philadelphia eagles all-pro guard brandon brooks is opening up about being forced to leave sunday's game because of an anxiety attack. >> he's shining a new spotlight
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on a disorder millions of americans struggle with every day. will ganss is here with more. >> when you look at brandon brooks it's hard to imagine what could possibly have the power to take him out of a football game, which is exactly why he says he wants people to know what did. >> it started on the sideline between the two drives. the first one i went out there and played. when i sat down, throwing up on the sideline, you know. until it was time to go back out there. >> reporter: brandon brooks, philadelphia eagles, sidelined by anxiety. forced to leave sunday's game against the seahawks early. >> when my team needed me, i wasn't there. i had a handle on it for two and a half years now -- >> reporter: before sunday brooks hadn't missed a game for anxiety-related illnesses since 2016. it was then he started taking proactive members to handle his anxiety including therapy and medication. "make no mistake i'm not ashamed or embarrassed by this, i've
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had this under control for a couple of years and had a setback yesterday." his coach and team are behind him. >> this is serious, d he's -- it's something he battles with, you know, battles this every single day and does a great job managing that. >> reporter: brandon adding several other nfl players let him know they struggle too. >> it's been a lot of guys around the league who reached out to me about it. it's a lot more guys than you guys can imagine, to be honest. >> reporter: while the eagles initially said brooks left sunday's game due to just an illness, the nfl star explains why he took time to clarify it was in fact anxiety. >> for people out there who are scared to get help, who feel embarrassed or ashamed to go through any type of mental illness. >> reporter: brooks just the latest high-profile name attacking the stigma surrounding mental health. selena gomez, stephen colbert, lady gaga using their platform
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to raise awareness. >> 1 in 4 people in the world suffer from mental illness. >> reporter: sharing their story with the same goal in mind. >> just letting them know that it can be okay. you know, some things can be prevented if you get the help at some of the earlier signs. >> the adaa reports that anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 37% of people suffering from them receive treatment. brandon hopes that he can change that by sharing his story, which is something that summer walker also just did, the singer announcing on instagram that she needed to cancel some tour dates due to her own social anxiety. >> love, love that these -- i mean, so many people are coming out and speaking about it. especially in this case, brandon brooks and summer walker, because that brings the mental health discussion to a demographic that often doesn't talk about it. we really don't hear about it as
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[daughter laughs] not such a bargain. there's only one quicker picker upper. bounty, the quicker picker upper. it's time for "the mix" and we're starting with a cute video. it's cute but the poor little girl. alexa made her cry. >> alexa yelled at someone. >> she wouldn't let me play taylor swift's music because she turned red. >> so that's 5-year-old daisy turning red herself, upset and crying after alexa yelled at her. mom said that daisy had been in her room and asked alexa to play taylor swift, and alexa apparently refused. and the volume was turned up to loud so her refusal was too loud and harsh for daisy. so later alexa started playing
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taylor swift again and all was well. they made up. what if daisy had asked alexa to play it six times and alexa is like, i'm not doing it again! >> no, daisy! >> that's enough! >> alexa will not play taylor! find another song! hey, i want to tell alexa to play something. alexa, play "message in a bottle" by the police. >> what about jeanie in a bottle? >> no, message in a bottle. workers at montclair state, shout-out to montclair state university, new jersey. they made a discovery in a wall. they found a message in a bottle. they were knocking down walls. workers said they were doing renovation. "this is to testify this wall was built by two bricklayers from newark, new jersey, by the names of william hanly and james lennon, members of number 3 of the bmiu of america." i assume that's the union. >> that's very cool. >> they found that message in a bottle.
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>> we were just out in montclair this weekend hanging out. kenneth started thanksgiving early, loaded up his plate. you did. >> more than a plate. and cups. >> shout-out to candi for the invite. >> shout-out to the pregnant woman who drove. >> yep. okay, in indonesia, students are getting baby chicks. they're not adult chicks. they're getting chicks to help with smartphone addiction. >> how? what are they doing? >> the local government in bendham, west java, announced students at 12 elementary and middle schools are getting those chicks to try to keep them off the internet, off their phones. that's pretty smart. >> that is pretty smart. as we hear "message in a bottle" by the police right now. who is the lead singer? >> i don't know this song. >> sting. >> our audio guy is cool. >> we tell people at the top of the show about this one, this is a travesty. these donuts in georgia fell off
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this morning on "world news now," two powerful storm systems are moving across the country just as millions of americans travel to their thanksgiving destinations. we have the forecast and the single worst time to hit the road today. also this morning the investigation into the lockdown at the white house and capitol hill. officials first said it was caused by an unauthorized aircraft, but was it just birds? new this half hour an a presidential pardon. >> an annual tradition at the white house took a turn when president trump joked about the impeachment inquiry. hear how he connected the turkeys to the showdown. and she's simply the best. ♪ the queen of rock 'n' roll sharing a very special message
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for her fans as she celebrates her milestone birthday. what does love got to do with it? a lot because we love you, tina. we'll tell you what tina turner is now saying about turning 80 years old ahead in "the skinny" on this wednesday, november 27th. ♪ hey, good wednesday morning, guys. >> what's it got to do with it? >> i got real excited. >> you really did. >> hey! >> she's ready for thanksgiving. >> hey, bringing on the turkey. i don't eat meat. our big story this morning is the weather hampering holiday travel. >> nearly 3 million people are scheduled to fly today. this is a live look at l.a.x.
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airport, already hundreds of flights have been canceled because of bad weather. hardest hit at this hour is minneapolis-st. paul. this was the scene there just moments ago. heavy snow likely heading to this stuck big rig truck. >> we've seen lots of wrecks in that area. aaa says 49 million people will be driving over the holiday. here is another live look. so you can see even at this hour people are out and on the roads trying to get an early start. many people passing over this bridge, this is the george washington bridge between new york and new jersey, like i said, already busy out there. >> the auto club warns driving today could take as much as four times as long as at other times. the worst time to drive is this afternoon and evening. >> got to beat that rush hour. the cities with the worst traffic this afternoon, new york, los angeles, atlanta, boston, and houston. so prepare there. >> drivers in the california and oregon mountains will need chains on their wheels, but
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skiers are excited. the snow may allow ski resorts to open this weekend in places like mt. hood. >> this week's snowfall in colorado hasn't been much fun for drivers. dozens of accidents have been reported and major highways like interstate 70 have been closed at times. at least one person has died so you've got to be safe out there especially with so many more cars and people on the road. >> quite the mess there. in new york the big thanksgiving weather question has nothing to do with snow and rain, it's about the wind. >> the 16 balloons in tomorrow's parade are not allowed to fly if sustained winds are greater than 23 miles per hour or if gusts exceed 34 miles per hour. >> and we may not know until this time tomorrow. a police official calls it quote a game day decision. >> accuweather's adam del rosso has the forecast. adam, good morning. >> janai, kenneth, good morning. travel is going to be a mess around the great lakes and upper midwest as we have this powerful storm working through, bringing heavy rain, heavy snow, and strong winds around the region. we're talking 1 to 2 feet of snow across the u.p. of michigan. 6 to 12 inches extending south and west from there into
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northern iowa. we've got another powerhouse of a storm dropping in along the west coast of the u.s. bringing rain, snow, and wind here as well. 1 to 3 feet of snow into the sierra as well as the southern cascades. that's going to lead to snow and ice across parts of southern plains as well from northern texas into the panhandle of oklahoma as well into the northeast. not many improvements for our thanksgiving holiday. we could have gusts up to 50 miles per hour impacting our parade. kenneth, janai? >> all right, our thanks to adam. turning to the latest developments in the impeachment investigation, sources telling "the new york times" that president trump was told about the whistle-blower complaint that sparked the inquiry before he released the aid to ukraine. >> last night the president continued to rail against the impeachment probe at a rally in florida, denouncing it as quote bull expletive, prompting the crowd to chant it and do the same. democrats are undeterred. the house judiciary committee plans to hold its first impeachment hearing a week from today.
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president trump and his legal team apparently are invited to attend. >> as abc's jonathan karl reports, the announcement came as the president took questions about rudy giuliani's involvement in the ukraine scandal. >> reporter: president trump is now suggesting he didn't really know what his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, was doing in ukraine. >> what was rudy giuliani doing in ukraine on your behalf? >> you have to ask that to rudy. but rudy -- i don't really know -- i know he was going to go to ukraine, and i think he canceled a trip. rudy has other clients other than me. >> reporter: but in the transcript of the president's july 25th phone call with ukrainian president zelensky, the president repeatedly told the ukrainian leader to talk to giuliani. "mr. giuliani is a highly respected man and i would like him to call you, rudy very much knows what's happening and he is a very capable guy, if you could speak to him that would be great." the president's point man on ukraine, ambassador gordon sondland, testified the
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president told him to work with giuliani. >> i followed the directions of the president. we worked with mr. giuliani because the president directed us to do so. >> reporter: in the interview released with bill o'reilly the president distanced himself from his personal lawyer. >> so you didn't direct him to go there on your behalf? >> no, but -- no, but you have to understand, rudy is a great corruption fighter. >> giuliani's your personal lawyer. so you didn't -- >> yeah. >> -- direct him to go to ukraine or do anything or put any heat on -- >> no, i didn't direct him, but rudy's a warrior, rudy went, he possibly -- rudy has other people he represents. >> no, i know. >> reporter: giuliani recently dismissed suggestions he'd be the fall guy for the president, taking blame for what happened in ukraine. >> i say things written like, he's going to throw me under the bus. when they say that i say he isn't, but i have insurance. >> reporter: giuliani later said he was being sarcastic. in that interview with bill o'reilly the president was repeatedly asked about rudy
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giuliani, but each time he suggested he just didn't know what his personal lawyer was doing in ukraine. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> our thanks to jonathan there. the white house and u.s. capitol were briefly on lockdown yesterday morning. >> officials say an unauthorized aircraft entered their restricted air space near washington. first reports said that norad scrambled its jets, then just sending a coast guard helicopter. no unauthorized aircraft was found. it may only have been a flock of birds. the anonymous author behind a scathing book about the trump presidency is vowing to come out of the shadows saying they will not be shrouded in secrecy forever. the mystery person claiming to be a current or former senior administration official took questions on reddit last night writing quote trump will hear from me in my own name before the 2020 election. they question the president's mental fitness and accused him of abusing his power with regularity. many had criticized the author for remaining anonymous. two turkeys are officially
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off the table for thanksgiving. >> president trump granted a pardon to butter, this year's official national thanksgiving bird. butter's feathered friend, bread, was also spared from being served up tomorrow. after the birds were pardoned the president had jokes specifically about the impeachment inquiry. >> thankfully bread and butter have been specially raised by the jacksons to remain calm under any condition, which will be very important because they've already received subpoenas to appear in adam schiff's basement on thursday. it's true. hundreds of people have. it seems the democrats are accusing me of being too soft on turkey. but bread and butter, i should note that unlike previous witnesses, you and i have actually met. >> bread and butter will live out their days at gobbler's rest at virginia tech university. they join last year's turkeys, peas and carrots, who are said to be alive and well still. they've survived. >> you know, those dad jokes
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don't seem so bad now. >> i know. the president there delivering some jokes. so i guess for the turkeys it was more like a roast. >> okay, okay. so if we're going to rank jokes like from bad to worse? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> where do you want to fall? >> i'd rather just be like the worst. because it just makes it funnier, i think, right? when they're really bad? >> 44, 45, moton. >> 44, 45, moton. >> the jokes just get awful. coming up, the children who are thankful this holiday for their new forever homes. first, the school bus driver caught on video allegedly drinking beer during her morning route. later in "the skinny," why jennifer lopez says she feels a responsibility to be nice to everyone.
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♪ we are back with this amazing rescue in southern michigan. this is body cam that captures a sheriff's deputy pulling a man from a burning van near lansing. deputy chris burton sprays that vehicle with a fire extinguisher, then he yanks open the door, finds the driver inside, pulls him out by his arm. both were treated for smoke inhalation. indirectly work they do. authorities outside of chicago have arrested a school bus driver after she was caught on surveillance video apparently drinking behind the wheel. >> it happened during one of her routes with as many as 32 schoolchildren on board. here's abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: police in aurora, illinois, releasing this video of a school bus driver who
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appears to be buying beer while picking up students. >> an observant convenience store clerk called and told them they just sold beer to a woman and watched her get onto a school bus and drive away. >> reporter: police say 44-year-old michelle passley is then seen back on the bus driving and drinking from two beer cans as she picks up elementary schoolkids on her morning route. >> 32 students were observed on the bus while the driver was drinking from two beer cans. >> reporter: passley was fired from the school bus company that's contracted by the school district and then arrested. it comes just two weeks after another school bus driver in oregon was arrested after careening off the road into a ditch with 10 children on board. >> i am so sorry! >> reporter: that driver given a citation for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. as for this latest incident in illinois, that driver is charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the life of a child. stephanie ramos, abc news, new
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york. >> our thanks to stephanie there. according to the local police department there, that woman picked up the school bus around 6:00 a.m. on november 5th and completed one route before buying two cans of beer at that gas station, caught on camera there. police still investigating this incident. seems there would be more charges with 30-something kids on the school bus as well. >> she was released on bond and is expected to appear in court next month. terrifying for parents. you put your kids on the school bus -- they say the school bus is the safest route to school for kids versus being in a parent's car. >> when you see incidents where people are blowing past the stop sign on the school bus, this incident, so many things indeed to worry about. when we come back, the queen of rock 'n' roll, and what it feels like to be 80. and the "melrose place" reunion. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ simply the best better than all the rest ♪ time now for "the skinny." starting with kenneth moton's second favorite song from miss tina.
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>> because we know "proud mary," love that one. >> we're starting with the celebrity who herself is simply the best. >> the queen of rock 'n' roll, tina turner, celebrating her milestone birthday this week. 80 years young. the eight-time grammy award winner shared a very special birthday message with her fans on twitter. >> yes, i'm 80. what did i think? how did i think i would be at 80? not like this. how is this? well, i look great. ha ha ha ha! i feel good. i've gone through some very serious sicknesses that i'm overcoming. so it's like having a second chance at life. i'm happy to be an 80-year-old woman.
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>> that's what i'm talking about. >> she looks great and she knows it. >> i love her spirit. earlier this month the music icon turned out for the opening night of her new broadway musical "tina: the tina turner musical" there. >> holy -- i mean -- >> yeah. everything that she has done over the decades just to bring her to this point has worked. >> yeah. >> and it has to be all the dancing as well. >> i mean -- 80 looks really good. >> yes. >> really good. >> yes. >> goals, miss tina. >> hey, next to another pop star who's sharing her ideas of how to be the ideal celebrity. >> also aging goals. jennifer lopez tells the "l.a. times" that while being hounded for photographs and autographs can be tiring, she says if she's having a bad day, she feels a quote responsibility to be nice to everyone. >> she says she always strives to meet people's requests because she realizes it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for each of her fans to meet her. she admits she feels nervous before big performances there. obviously sometimes when people
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meet celebrities, they hope that it's everythinthat they've dreamt it would be. and if it even falls a little bit short they're like, why were they like that, whatever. people are just having -- >> people are people. >> people are people. >> i cannot imagine having to be on like that all the time. >> all the time. and yes, people say, oh, j. lo knows what she signed up for. well, you didn't sign up to be hounded like crazy, and in a moment you say, hey, i don't want to take a picture today. it's like, oh, why are you so rude? >> feeling she has a responsibility to be nice to everyone. trying to do as much as she can. you know you can't please everyone. you just can't. >> i do know one thing. when i meet beyonce, she can snub me, she can hug me, no matter what, i'm going to be very happy with it. >> you know, driving around new york city sometimes, just being in the city, i sometimes think about, what if i saw queen bey? >> yes. >> what would i do? i wouldn't bum rush her, i would respect her space -- >> i would not.
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>> i would have to do something that stood out so she'd remember me, but i would respect her space. >> i would do all the talking because, i've heard everything you've put out, now it's time for you to hear me. next to another '90s y turn. reunion. >> we all remember "melrose place" which ran for seven seasons on fox, six of our favorite stars are reuniting for dinner and an upcoming interview right here on abc. >> look, you see pretty much the whole gang there. >> yep. >> they got back together again sharing this reunion snap. they sat down for a very special interview with amy robach, who incidentally is married to andrew shue. that interview set to air next month on "20/20." >> looking forward to that one. next to a shoutout to our "gma" friends from an iconic band from the '70s. >> you may recall on "gma's" halloween blowout. >> oh, i remember this. %-p the bee gees. the bee gees official twitter
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>> have faith. faith. it's have faith. you never know. i never thought. but i'm faithful. >> the home, appliances, and furnishings were all replaced at no cost to them. home builder dave weekly and build aid houston have spent nearly $9 million repairing more than 250 homes damaged by harvey. incredible, and just in time for the holidays. from new homes to forever homes. >> so many families across america this morning are finding a very special reason to be thankful. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: this was the scene in a michigan courtroom. lee hartman and wife jessica kissing their soon to be adopted son blake, who is 3. 1-year-old quinn, her arms in the air, about to be adopted by mom, jenny, and dad, billy adrian. 6-year-old twins isaiah and isaac with their forever parents, katie and rob. all this month, thanksgiving truly making new families thankful. they are called adoption days this november in courtrooms
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across the country. in south carolina alone, 80 children adopted by 60 families in just one day. the judge to the left with the barr family growing. the carroll family with their sign "some things are worth the wait, 1151 days in foster care, today i'm adopted." the maccens too after 1,033 in foster care, jordan adopted. in denver, the tears. new mom rebecca romero and her husband and new boys joseph and travis, officially home for thanksgiving. >> beautiful images there. an estimated 400,000 children are in foster care. >> more than 100,000 of them still waiting to be adopted. >> very sweet images and kids in their forever homes now. we wish them a very, very happy thanksgiving. >> to all of those families. don't miss our updates on facebook at >> more news is next. >> hey! >> hey!
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morning america." have a great day. making news in america this morning, wicked weather on the move on the big thanksgiving travel day. >> all this weather is kind of fouling things up. >> heavy snow falling overnight dumping up to a foot in some areas, plus the historic storm hitting the west coast right now. where it's all heading and what officials are now saying about those famous thanksgiving parade balloons. impeachment showdown. president trump invited to take part in the next public hearings as he rails against the hearings overnight. >> everybody said that's really bull [ bleep ]. >> the new questions


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