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this morning on "world news now," terror arrest. agents bust a friend of the san bernadino couple responsible for 14 deaths. what investigators are revealing about other terror plots and why this arrest is so important. executive under arrest. the controversial ceo who set off a firestorm by jacking up the price of a life-saving medication. the serious, new allegations. new this half hour, paying an extreme price to see adele. >> the tickets for her concert tour selling out in an instant. who is trying to resell those tickets at an eye popping price? the advice for fans. and "star wars" fans, praising the just-released movie, burning up social media with their comments.
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we promise no spoilers in "the skinny" this friday, december 18th. good morning, on this friday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> yeah. welcome. i'm richard bacon. let's begin with the new terror charges stemming from the san bernadino attack. and enrique marquez is behind bars at the metropolitan detention center in los angeles. >> he made a court appearance and will remain in custody until at least monday, when he will be back in court for a bail hearing. brandi hitt has the details. >> reporter: he is the man who authorities say purchased the two assault rifles used in the worst terrorist attack since 9/11. now, 24-year-old enrique marquez is under arrest. arriving at this courthouse to face charges, including conspiring to provide support to terrorists. >> he said something like there are muslims in our own backyard
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just ready to go haywire. >> reporter: the fbi raided marquez's home shortly after the two killed 14 people. talking about his close friendship and to farook and other terror plots kate dating back to 2011. the two friends planned attacking a southern california community college with pipe bombs. then, wanted to target drivers stuck in rush hour traffic. both plots were never carried out. >> he has provided them with a lot of detail about the weapons, about the possibly other attacks planned, about conversations in particular with farook. >> reporter: marquez is facing weapons charges and immigration fraud for an alleged sham marriage with a member of farook's family. investigators also say he called 911 after the shooting spree, identifying farook as the killer using his gun. reena and richard? >> brandi, thank you so much. a terrorism-related arrest in harrisburg, pennsylvania, as well. the fbi arrested a 19-year-old on charges he used dozens of twitter accounts to advocate violence against america and to
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assist people who wanted to travel to fight for isis. he has allegedly posted information on u.s. military members. agents said the teen was unemployed and lived with his parents. and in rochester, new york, the first guilty plea in the u.s. for a suspect accused of supporting isis. the owner of a pizza shop admitted he tried to recruit terror sympathizers for exchange for a 22 1/2-year sentence. he was caught providing weapons, money and laptops to would-be isis recruits in what turned out to be an fbi sting. a police have a suspect in custody after a shooting rampage in oklahoma. police say pickup truck driver jeremy hardy, terrorized motorists on a stretch of interstate 40. before it was over, two people in two different vehicles were dead. other drivers say they were shot at but not hit. >> we are doing our best to gather the information about
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what sparked this. what was going on in his world to make him do this. >> they say hardy was intoxicated when pulled over. he is being held for driving drunk. murder charges are likely. executive martin shkreli, sparked outrage when he raised the price of a life-saving drug by 4,000%. that was perfectly legal. but now, prosecutors say he has crossed the line. linsey davis explains. >> reporter: the 32-year-old known as the bad boy of pharmaceuticals, infamous for increasing the price of a life-saving drug, arrested on unrelated security fraud charges. >> shkreli allegedly ran his companies like a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: according to the
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document, he started a hedge fund and allegedly got millions from investors. when he lost their money, he took money from new investors to pay off old ones. then, he took a company called retrophin public. according to investigators, he and the company's attorney, used that company's money to pay off his hedge fund investors. >> the two defendants could you retrophin as his piggy bank. >> reporter: when we interviewed shkreli in september. one of the headlines said you're the most hated man in america. he assured us he was going to drastically cut the cast of daraprim. he cut it to $375 a pill. still, a 2,000% increase over the original cost. online, shkreli has posted hours of video of himself. >> i don't really care about people hating me. >> reporter: that devil-may-care attitude, not as apparent as he left this federal courthouse after his arraignment. he and the attorney pled not guilty. and the amount of bond shkreli
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paid to walk out of jail, $5 million. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> thank you, linsey. and to politics, starting with vladimir putin, offering praise for donald trump. the russian leader calling trump a talented, very colorful person. and the absolute leader of the presidential race. trump saying in response, it's a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond. >> we'll talk about that later. senators ted cruz and marco rubio are maintaining their feud over immigration, which kicked into high gear on tuesday's debate. rubio was accusing cruz of supporting legalizing undocumented immigrants. he says that cruz is not being honest about the issue. cruz stumbled in his response on fox news. and then, tried clarifying. >> i have always opposed amnesty, citizenship or legalization. and i will always oppose
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amnesty, citizenship and legalization. and i encourage senator rubio, or any other candidate running to make that same statement. >> after that statement, cruz was hit with some papers thrown by a protester. he left right after that. the protester was upset with cruz's statements about carpet-bombing isis. another day on the campaign trail. that stuff about legalizing illegal immigrants is so inherently interesting to me because marco rubio was pro. there was a point when it seemed as so that was a reasonable position to take. now, the campaign has gone under way. and it's the primaries. and you're appealing to primary voters. and you have to say you're never for it. it's a game as much as anything else. >> that's a good point. people recalibrate.
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they get to one side, an extreme. and have to go another direction sometimes. >> it's one of the things that disillusions peoples in politics. where you stand on legalizing illegal immigrants, it's still clear that some people in this race held one position. and now, they're running for office, old another position. and i wonder if you are against legalizing illegal immigrants, you would rather people had a consistent principle. does that make sense? >> the translation of what you just said is -- that sometimes people in politics don't represent what they truly believe in their heart. >> no one ever thought of that before. have i come up with a blinding -- is that as blinding -- >> deep political thoughts this hour. want to remind you the democratic debate tomorrow night. we're going to be hosting, abc will. martha raddatz and david muir. it will be fascinating. >> it will be great. the last democratic debate was
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on a saturday night, as well. >> you're going to be watching, right? >> definitely. if you didn't order the hover board gift, it may not arrive for christmas. postal service is only using trucks. airlines have banned hover boards because of fires caused by their batteries. the warmer weather in the eastern u.s. is hurting christmas sales because it doesn't feel like christmas. clothing, the top gift item for the holidays. what stores have on their shelves, cold weather gear. nobody wants it. retailers are resorting to deep discounts to sell it. you need ski boots, a winter hat, gloves, now is time to get them. >> damn straight. >> that's why i wore my summer dress in the dead of winter. >> i like it. what a day for die-hard "star wars" fans from australia. not only did they see "the force awakens" at the chinese theater. they also got married in front of the theater. >> they got married as darth vader and princess leia? >> yeah. and officiated by yoda. >> that's interesting. the ceremony was performed by the jedi master. they spent two weeks camped out
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in front of the theater to be first in line. they had camped out before for other movies. but the wedding was the theater's idea. >> all we can say to the newlyweds is may the force be with you. maybe don't get -- don't get a divorce be with you. i should have worked on that harder. >> we'll give you a second to collect your thoughts. in the "skinny," two friends, co-stars that people say are more than just friends. >> yeah. interesting story. hours after the new "star wars" film premiered, social media is on fire with reaction from fans. first, tickets for adele's concert tour selling out in a flash. but the frustration for fans and how much are tickets costing now? that's after the forecast map. >> may the divorce not be with you. >> may the judge be with you.
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♪ hello from the other side i must have called a thousand times ♪ thousands of adele fans who were hoping to say "hello" to concert tickets. found no matter how many times they tried, no one seemed to be home at >> the north america tour sold out in minutes. and scalpers are charging thousands for tickets. abc's rebecca jarvis has the story. ♪ hello from the other side >> reporter: tickets to adele's north america tour went on sale at 10:00 a.m. within an hour, they had sold out. of course, the frustrated fans reporting technical glitches on
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venting their anger online, using adele's own lyrics. one tweeting, hello from the ticket line, i've clicked refresh a thousand times. #adeletickets. and immediately, the scalpers swarmed. at noon, one on craigslist, for $7,500. 30 minutes later, he was asking $9,000. and on ebay, these four tickets to the show in dallas, now on sale for more than $48,000. and climbing. the secret to getting the most coveted tickets? ♪ i must have called a thousand times ♪ >> reporter: the only method that worked in our newsroom was a phone call to ticket master. a couple of things that also worked for people who did get the tickets through ticketmaster. first off, downloading the ticketmaster app on to their phones. also, joining adele's fan club. it can help to join the fan club of the artist because then you
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get the presale tickets. and those are frequently much easier to come by. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> that's good advice. >> who in our newsroom got tickets? i want to know. >> i don't know. but he was happy. the he was celebrating like he scored the goal in the cup final. >> you used to guard her, right? >> that's right. five years ago, before she became famous. she was trying to make it. and she was very -- she didn't want to turn up to a gig or recording sessions. >> you held her umbrella like mary poppins. >> i was always there for her. >> were you like the mary poppins for adele? >> yeah. and then i floated across the atlantic. >> it's michael here, who got the tickets? right? got the tickets? in california. we have to hit him up for tickets. >> i'm happy for him. "star wars" fans are in hyper drive. what some of them are saying about "the force awakens." and barbara walters' most fascinating person of 2015.
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"the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time, now, for "the skinny." and topping the headlines is "star wars" mania. >> thousands of fans have been lining up at theaters to see
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"the force awakens." and everyone is caught up in the excitement. even mark zuckerberg, saying the force is strong with this one. and social media lighting up, too. celtics fan 22 tweeted, i have only one word to describe it, epic. >> dylan low said "the force awakens" made my year. >> i will show you what force looks like. people are upset. they were worried in a we might give away some of the spoilers. by the way, we did not. >> we did not. >> we did not. >> we were dancing around the topic. we were analyzing what constituted a spoiler. i was saying when the celebs came out and said there were two plot twists. even though you've not said what they are, does that constitute a spoiler? didn't somebody unfollow us? >> yeah. we worked it out over twitter.
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they are watching us again. >> we wooed them back. >> from force to fierce. barbara walters has revealed her most fascinating people of 2015. and topping the list this year, shouldn't be much of a surprise, caitlyn jenner. once bruce jenner. once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world. she transitioned from male to female. >> her celebrity has launched a national discussion about transgender right. walters says she has actually transformed society. >> jenner joins the ranks of jackie onassis, and hillary clinton, as barbara walters most fascinating of the most fascinating people. the rumor mill is going into overdrive this morning over two "friends" that may be more than just friends. >> the internet has been buzzing with the allegedly recent photo, tweeted by a friend of matthew perry and courteney cox, next to a still of their characters, monica and chandler. >> reportedly, a problem with this so-called recent photo, an eagle-eyed writer points out it's from 2005. cox is wearing a wedding ring.
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she was still married to ex-husband david arquette. >> that is an eagle eye. while the two have been very good friends and reportedly closer in recent weeks since cox's engagement to "snow patrol's" johnny, a source tells gossip cop, the friends with benefits claim is not true. >> oh, well. fans can still dream. and say hello to old friends. netflix is out with a date for a return of the "full house" gang. >> february 16th. >> 26th. >> on the 26th, "fuller house" picks up where "full house" left off. with d.j. tanner calling on her sister, stephanie, and her friend to move in and help raise her three boys. and now, the teaser. >> gosh, it feels good to be back. can someone help me with the boxes? >> i'll grab one. jesse, can you help d.j.? >> i'm trying. >> all episodes on february 26th on netflix. >> that's all we get? >> i want to see more. we will settle for that.
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coming up, a look back at the week's top stories. >> everything from isis to "star wars." we'll be right back.
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we must defeat isis. break its momentum and then its back. >> wish it was always as easy -- >> we're dealing with islamic terrorism exists. this is a tough business to run for president. >> you're a tough guy, jeb. i know. >> and we need to have a leader. >> you're tough. >> you're never going to be president of the united states by insulting your way to president. >> i'm not going to take the chance with the life of a student. >> that would be incredible to think that any jihadist would not spell allah with a capital "a." >> i hope we do get a conviction somewhere because freddie is dead. and someone needs to be convicted. >> we have the presence to remain calm, patient, because we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. >> my fear is, he is gone. we all know what kind of resources and money this family has, to get out of town, maybe get out of the country. who knows? >> how confident are you that
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our economy won't slip back into recession? >> the underlying health of the u.s. economy, i consider to be quite sound. >> oh, that's the robber. this is live tv, folks. that's the robber, just went by, according to the bank employee. i have to go and call 911. i'll take to you later. >> i'm really excited to get this movie out there for the audience and see how they feel about it. >> it is a story of adventure and loyalty and shock and surprise. and uses this amazing and precious thing called the force that tells us that we're also connected. >> j.j. abrams. a great future ahead of him, huh? >> and a great past behind him. in america, every week, a major week in news, isn't it? >> yes. good to have you here. >> thanks. i loved it. >> now you'll get on a plane and go back home.
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making news in america this morning, terror arrest in the san bernardino attack. a friend of the shooter facing a judge already. his alleged role in the shooting. new this morning, staffers for bernie sanders accused of accessing confidential data from hillary clinton's campaign. the fallout overnight. a staffer fired. the details just in. courtside collision. lebron james bowling over fans in the stand. famous athlete's wife put on a stretcher. her condition and the late night tweet. fans out in full force. a huge turnout from coast to coast to see "the force awakens." >> explosive, sad, scary, just on edge. i cried. >> it was amazing. >> the wait is finally over.


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