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>> hawaiian john john florence is up against american conner coffin. in the final of the meo rip curl pro. >> the matchup. it's an interesting one. >> john john winding up. >> john is so freakish in the air. he has a good advantage. >> a good message on how the approach the first heat as a world champion. he's up again. >> almost connects with the drone. >> conner coffin nice and deep. to him. >> onwas doing his thing out there. it got him the win. >> florence, now, up nice and deep. the world champ quops flying out. >> see what he's got up here. a big loop dedoop. >> we make it official. john john florence, your mee rip curl pro champion of 2016.
champ. i'm stoked to win the event. >> and your new wsl world champ, john john florence. >> to be world champ has been my goal since i was a little kid watching andy and kelly battle for world titles. for it to end here and to win this event, i'm pretty surprised. >> the biggest thing for john is maturity. he found the structure. how the play the game. the focus and concentration allowed him to win the world title. he won the world it's icing on the cake. >> with a world champion crowned in peniche, the men's samsung gal lx si tour heads to the north shore of oahu for the billabong pipe masters. >> watch all the action live on world surf league.com. until then, we'll see you in the
being extra cautious, now only making traffic stops in teams until this kill canner is caught. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. turning now to weather, the roads are a mess across the northern u.s. from the upper midwest into the northeast. >> the first major snowstorm of the season is making driving treacherous with whiteout conditions and winds knocking counsel tree limbs lines, resulting in power outages. >> the storm effects are not going away quickly making it hard to travel this week. >> it's not just the plains and midwest with bad weather. details now from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> good morning to you, as well, kendis and mara. bracing for snowfall. tuesday going to wednesday for your travel from fargo over towards duluth, we could see 3 to 6 inches of snow there. midweek when everybody's heading to grandmother's house, scattered showers in the mississippi river to houston to scatters showers in the
tricky, tis particularly tuesday night going into wednesday. but along the east coast, we'll have still chilly in the northeast, but clearing out. then by midweek, we keep a close eye on the front. it's going to make its way across texas and right into the lower mississippi valley region by wednesday and we'll brace for it to stay relatively dry going into tuesday before we have a cool snap that will get your attention, as well. kendis, mara. >> all ri president-elect donald trump is meeting today with another former rival, ex texas governor rick perry. and it comes after weekend meetings and criticism over his early appointment. and trump is now embroiled in a feud with the cast of broadway's "hamilton." mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: smiling and statesman like, the president-elect eager for another round of meetings, but a frustrated donald trump still venting about the broadway hit show, "hamilton."
has inspired you to uphold our american values and to work on what have of all of us. >> reporter: trump demanding the actors and producers apologize for addressing vice president elect mike pence after friday night's show. >> it was very inappropriate. >> reporter: but pence doesn't seem to agree. >> i can tell you, i wasn't offended by what was said. >> reporter: at trump's new jersey golf club, a parade of cabinet contenders wave to the cameras, but the team forced to defend headline picks like national security adviser flynn, who has called islam a cancer. >> is he in line with how president-elect trump views islam? >> well, i think so. i mean, look, phrasing can always be done differently, but clearly, there are some aspects of that faith a that are prot problematic. >> reporter: trump's attorney general picked jeff sessions, rejected 30 years ago for a federal judgeship. >> i am not a racist. >> reporter: he's still denying charges of racist behavior to
>> the only fair thing to do is ask a lot of questions very thorough questions and then make an opinion. >> reporter: scrutiny is also falling on trump's much touted trillion dollar infrastructure plan. how will it be financed and who will pay? now the details seem to be more inclined tards tax cuts for private kchs, tax credits for private companies. for example, if you're a private company and you're building a bridge, you might want to put a toll on that bridge in order to monetize it. that will be a key question going forward. just two month inauguration day, mary bruce, abc news, bedminister, new jersey. well, we now know the future first lady will not be moving into the white house with her husband, at least for now. donald trump revealed that his wife, melania, will stay in new york with their son, barron, until the end of the school year. 10 y50er8d barron goes to private school in manhattan, and his parents are concerned about pulling him out in the middle of the year. the family is not saying what
moves to washington. and another world leader is going to try to buck the anti-immigrant trend sweeping the world. angela merkel says she will run for a fourth term as chancellor of germany next year. considered by many the world's most powerful woman, she expects the toughest campaign of her life. the 62-year-old served 11 years as german chancellor. and in neighboring france, another political upheaval. former president sarkozy lost a primary battle to represent the main opposition party in next year's presidential election. sarkozy had called for hard line security measures and clamp do you know on immigration. instead, two former prime ministers compete in sunday's runoff with the winner having a strong chance of victory in the spring election. two teenagers are being held without bail for the murder of a congressman's grandson in chicago. the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl allegedly shot the 15-year-old in an argument over basketball shoes and other clothing.
he says his family is holding up relatively well, considering. >> it helps you not think about other things. i've spoken at many teenage funerals. i've comforted many families. but never quite this close. >> davis says guns should not be available so easily. the two suspects were friends of the victim's brother and had been loaning each other clothing. they have been charged as adults. police and protesters are clashing at the site of that controversial oil pipeline in north dakota. at least one person has been arrested as hundreds of protesters try to push past a bridge on a state highway. the sheriff's department there now describing the situation as an ongoing riot. they formed a line to prevent the protesters from gaining ground and are using water cannons at times. one officer was hit on the head with a rock.
in new york city at a park that had been defaced with anti-is he mittic graffiti. the park is named for beastie boy adam yauch. his band mate is one who spoke out against racism and bigotry. >> keep your eyes open. stand up for each other. don't be afraid to step in, enlist the help of others, because this is homegrown terrorism for real. . >> the symbols of hate have been painted over. nascar's jimmie johnson placed his name among sports legends. johnson won his seventh sprint cup series sunday night. the car took the checkered flag after leading for only three laps during the ford ecoboost 400 homestead miami speedway. he joins richard petty and dale earnhardt sr. as the only seven-time sprint cup champs.
and 12 was the unlucky number. on the nfl's 11th sunday. kickers missed a dozen extra points yesterday. that's the worst one-day performance in the league in its history. now, the league changed its rules last season, so extra points wouldn't be automatic, attempts were moved back, though, 15 yards. it's not like they were getting worse, but the conditions are a little bit different. >> all right. well, the third time turns out to be the charm for a would-be wing suit racing champ. >> so what is wing suit racing? well, viola, take a look. it is awesome. 40 people from 18 countries jumped in four-person heats from a helicopter 8,000 feet from phoenix. they also had to slom la through gates in midair while moving to speeds of up to 160 miles per hour. >> that is -- i wonder what kind of training you have to do to be able to do that because i want to do it. >> well, first, you drink your red bull.
vodka. >> exactly. courage. >> and you're ready to go. >> should point out american noah benson won the race by half a second. >> that's good. coming up, a family that was booed on a flight to pick up the remains of their son. we'll hear from the father of that soldier. and trying to cash in on the frequent flyer miles when they suddenly disappear? what you need to know before you battle with your airline. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by tide. erica's #1? start by taking care of families for 70 years. earn the trust of 32 nfl teams. be there for america's toughest and help, when help is needed america's #1 isn't a status earned overnight. it's earned in every wash, and re-earned every day.
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first. and that prompted some boos from first class. >> to hear the reaction of the flight being delayed because of a gold star family and the first class cabin booing that was really upsetting. >> passengers reportedly made comments like this is just baloney, and i paid first class for this? harry's father says he doesn't know whether those who complainedne just a reminder to be kind to everyone because you don't know what people are going through. >> still, your four rows back. slow down. if they need to get someone off the plane, it's okay. >> yeah. they were going to retrieve the remains of their son. >> exactly. >> a terrible time for them. >> and even for those people who didn't know that, just be patient a little bit.. all right. well, there's a major development in the case of a newborn who was taken from her home in kansas after her mother was murdered. >> police have now found the
and now at least two suspects are being questioned. abc's phillip mena has the latest. >> reporter: baby sofia reunited with family as investigators from two states and fbi work to find out who killed her mother and why. newborn, sofia gonzalez found alive and healthy in dallas two days after she was abducted from her home in wichita. >> it is the best possible outcome to a sad case. >> reporter: thursday afternoon, her father comes home to find mother laura abarka gueda shot to on death. friday morning, still no suspects. the fbi now joining in the investigation. >> expertise, technology, and speed probably are the three primary things the fbi bring to the table. >> reporter: saturday, police announce an fbi tip has led to the search of a home in dallas where sophia is found alive. two suspects taken into custody. as far as the relationship between the suspects and victim?
they were -- they knew each other. this is a complicated case and we want to make sure we get it right. >> reporter: family and friends coming to grips and remembering the 27-year-old mother who will never get to see baby sofia grow up. >> i found out she was killed, like, just no words. there were no words. >> reporter: police are still interviewing the suspects. there are their identities have not yet been released. but sofia is in good health this morning. phillip mena, abc news, los angeles. coming up, the tough times many americans are having with their airlines. >> what happens when your frequent flier miles disappear, and what you can do about it. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc
along with the long lines and cramped seats, one frequent fly sg when frequent flying miles suddenly vanish. >> just vanish. it happened to one man who ran into quite a bit of turbulence when he tried to get them back. here is abc's paula ferris. >> reporter: don says he has the best job in town. he's the editor of the local newspaper in tiny oakland, maryland.
business credit card from barclay that earns miles, allowing don and his wife, suzi, to take those trips. >> all made possible by those cards and those points. >> reporter: a big perk until it all got tripped up. >> something was wrong. >> reporter: still spending, but points were not adding up. >> talked to barclay cards month after month after month. >> reporter: finally, someone at barclay card glitch, sending the points into a black hole, but 94,000 miles were still missing, more than enough for three cross-country round trip flights. and while the reps saw them in the system, no one could put them back. >> it was the epitome of exasperation, feeling helpless, sensing they're never going to fix this. >> reporter: he called into abc news fixer. our fixer swung into action. >> i wanted to talk to you about
>> reporter: stephanie contacted an executive at barclay card and, within days, they restored don's missing points and promised him 20,000 more just for his trouble. but what exactly happened? barclay card said the card was issued through another bank and when they took over, a debt error occurred. they said the mistake was not widespread and thanked the fixer for bringing it to their attention. how can you stop something like this from happening to you? >> keep track of the points. a lot of online tools track everything you're earning. set on goal so you know what you're saving for and when you'll get it. >> thanks abc news fixer. >> it's been handled. >> it's been handled. coming up, our viewers speak out about our mannequin challenge. >> i missed that. i'm going to have to go back and check it out. oh, i mean, i call it everyday life here in new york when you try to get on the west side
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that was a good one. you guys did a nice job. >> that was nice. thank you, cindy. >> friday's polka, the a cappella. i was here for that. >> good. >> take a look. ? world news polka world news polka ? ? if you're up -- >> so our viewer, steve, writing you can't top the world news polka. wow, they were reallygood.. >> they were. >> they were really, really good. throughout, you know, and we do read some of the tweets, and there is a viewer who noticed i have not eaten on tv. >> you have a thing about that. what's up with that? >> it's like oprah and the ugly cry. you don't do the ugly cry. so i try not to eat while -- >> sometimes you suffer for your art. what's up with that? >> well, this one viewer is surprised. she's like, let me get this straight. you'll dance b on tv but you won't eat on tv?
my dancing skills. >> well, you're a man full of contradictions. >> exactly. >> but we want to hear your comments, right? the good and the bad. here's one we can relate to. timothy writes, sometimes i welcome insomnia so i can watch. thank you, timothy. i think that should be the slogan here. >> that should be our motto? >> "world news now," better than sleep. >> better than sleep? >> better than sleep. >> it's -- >> that's factually accurate. this is more fun than sleeping. >> it's not better than much else but sleep. >> but other thingsou fun. >> exactly. >> but this is better than sleep. >> that's our motto. thanks for the comments, keep
making news in america this morning -- breaking overnight. officers in four cities ambushed. one of them murdered in front of the police headquarters. the search for suspects. the latest on the inveigations. extreme weather. parts of the northeast getting nearly a foot of snow. and it's not over yet. we're tracking more winter travel week gets under way. marathon meetings for the president-elect. a parade of possible cabinet members. nearly two dozen people in two days sitting down with donald trump, as he takes to twitter to pick a fight with "snl" as well as "hamilton." and happening now, the pipeline protests in north dakota growing more violent overnight. demonstrators clashing with deputies who are using water