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is. this morning on "world news now," extreme weather coast to coast, and if you happen to be in one of the regions not slammed by snow or washed out with flash floods, then you're probably bundled up just trying to stay warm. when it ends? in the accuweather forecast. major new developments as u.s. intelligence agencies present russian involvement in the u.s. election. this morning, president obama is speaking out and vowing to retaliate against vladimir putin. those details including the president's promise just ahead. also this half hour, another city scrambles to deal with toxic water. >> corpus christi, texas residents are outraged after they've been told not to use the tap water. we'll have the latest on the developing story. going rogue, overnight reactions to the brand new star wars film "rogue one"
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first look of what could be a historic opening. is the hype for real? that's in the skinny on this friday, december 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> are you going to see it? >> i can't wait. i have to wait until the crowds are gone, and not saying that as a disney employee, but are you pumped for it? >> we'll see. >> all right. >> takes a lot of work for me to go to the movies with the sleep schedule all jumbled up. you know what i'm saying? easier to watch on netflix. >> i feel ya. >> no offense to the movie theater. >> not hating them, but it's one place you want to be this weekend, at least for 100 million americans. >> yes. it's nice and warm in a theater near you. we begin with the extreme winter weather gripping the entire northern half of the country. >> in fact, there was a blizzard warning overnight in effect for upstate
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champs of ice fishing -- >> wow. >> be jealous. they expect 6-10 i'nches of lak effect snow. there's high wind warning and wind chill warnings. >> the west coast not spared. eugene, oregon saw the worst ie storm in decades with residents walking the dog getting a surprise as ice crashes down from above. >> oh, wow. >> dicey. more on the wicked weather from abc. >> reporter: that arctic blast and blinding snow making driving dangerous for millions out on the roads. part of interstate 80 shut down in western pennsylvania after a chain reaction crash involving nearly 60 vehicles. luckily, no one was killed. along the great lakes, whiteout conditions, and our meteorologist from our sister station urging viewers to stay home. >> you're likely to get into some kind of accident as si
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>> reporter: thunder snow in new york along with it? high winds, gusting up to 60 miles per hour, delaying flights on both coasts, and the coldest december temperatures in years. in chicago, it felt 19 below. in those temps, frostbite sets in in 30 minutes, and in ohio, a man found dead on his porch, house keys in his hand. behind the cold? more snow. nearly a foot on the way for some places from a new storm that paralyze the pacific northwest. this area will now be seeing more lake effect snow, some more strong winds, and then what's concerning are those low temperatures. those extremely low temperatures from much of the day here, it felt like it was below zero. abc news, new york. >> that's in the buffalo suburbs where you were in the week. how brutal was it? >> it was pretty cold, three feet of snow, and he's making me feel that cold again. the first hit
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news tonight," i walked around in the hotel barefoot to warm up because my shoes were freezing. >> little small violin for your whining, sorry. now you're in the warm studio. the extreme weather is continuing, though. it's affecting the west coast. here's the impact. heavy rain in california has many worry about mud slides in areas why wildfires have left the ground bare. flash floods impacting the northern half of the state, and mud slides are very likely as the rain continues. >> that's serious stuff. upper plains are not escaping the winter blast either. let's get the details, justin? >> thanks, good morning to you as well. friday's weather not looking so nice here throughout the upper midwest. snow and icy mixture off to the south, and we're going to be talking about major travel delays for many cities. also some slippery roads d
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snow. check it out here. 6 inches possibly for some, could see more than that south of the twin cities, and the whole mess sets into the northeast friday night into saturday. back to you. >> all right, of course, more on the weather throughout the morning, but now to president obama who's vowing to take action after the bomb shell revelation from u.s. intelligence officials claiming vladimir pew tip was linked to the preelection hacking campaign. he'll hold a press conference this afternoon, but in an interview, he made it clear the russian interference will be addressed. >> i think there's no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action, and we will at a time and place of our own choosing. some of it may be explicit and publicized, some of it may not be. mr. putin is well
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feelings about this because i spoke to him directly about it. >> well, the president is right now waiting o final report on the attacks from the cyber community and ordered them to be completed before he leaves office. donald trump is not still quite buying in that russia was involved. in a rally in pennsylvania last night, he called white house possess secretary foolish for criticizing his response. trump said president obama was very positive, and he questioned whether ernst got orders from someone else. however, the bulk of trump's speech was spent on recapping his election night victory. as president-elect trump continues to search for the best way to avoid conflicts of interest, senate democrats unveiled a bill aimed at requires him to sell his businesses and put his assets in a blind trust. trump postponed a press conference on how he plans to separate the family empire from the white house, but there was a tweet. here's abc's tom
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>> reporter: president-elect donald trump dismissing questions over this image, his children meeting with america's top tech leaders, eric, ivanka and don jr. working on the transition will also be involved in the family business. >> we're going to be there for you. >> reporter: trump fighting on twitter. the media tries to make my move to the white house as it pert n pertains to my business so complex when it actually isn't. it was the day trump was to explain it all. he said so himself, tweetsing, i'll be holding a major news conference in new york city with my children on december 15th to discuss the fact that i will be leaving my great business in total, but that's been cancelled. the team says because the whole process has been complex. >> lawyers and protocol officers at great expense to the trump family, frankly, trying to figure out how best to structure and how best to comply with protocols. >> reporter: while trump says his sons run the family business, it's looking like his daughter, ivanka, could have a
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something she once said would not happen. >> i'm going to be a daughter. there's a lot of things i feel deeply strongly about, but not in a formal administrative capacity. >> reporter: but now, ivanka, and her husband seen headed for prominent roles. >> we would benefit tremendously by having them inside the administration. >> reporter: president-elect trump expected to talk about his businesses in january, and they moved the date to give the legal team ample time to implement proper protocols. we want to mention although he's done interviews including with myself, it's been 140 days since a news conference. abc news, new york. facebook is taking a bold new step cracking down on so-called fake news by hiring fact checkers. in addition to changing ranking algorithm and making it easier for users to report instances of fake news, facebook is partnering with established major media outlets, organizations that signed on
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the association press, and abc news. the golden gophers raising the dispute with the university of minnesota. the players are threatening to boycott all football activity including the holiday bowl on december 27th against washington state following the indefinite suspension of ten teammates accused of sexual assault. the incident happened in september. the players said it was conseason ensual. no charges file or arrests made. a house explosion, two injured in the blast, and subsequent fire as well. a gas leak had been reported in the area, and public safety workers were going door to door evacuating residents when that house exploded. the victims were a father and daughter who lived in the home. a surprising, touching, really unbelievable story playing out on the tv show "jeopardy."
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night thursday, her earnings under $40,000, but she died from colin cancer eight days before her first episode aired. >> only the host and a few staffers knew of her condition when she recorded her show in august. her winnings will be doe nanate cancer research organizations. wow. >> she told the producers ahead of time she was terminal, and she was about to die, and so they rushed and got her on the show. >> amazing. >> one of the contestants who did not win thursday is making news as well. fans of hip hop took note of the quit put down of an incorrect answer. >> the big papa left. >> who is tupac? >> nope. >> you get to say it right. >> you got to know it right.
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>> yes. residents in corpus christi lining up after they were toll the water has a chemical leak and toxic. details ahead for you. later in the skinny, the show stealer on the hollywood walk of fame. the daughter of ryan reynolds and blake lively in the spotlight upstaging daddy. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by
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are still being warned. >> yeah. >> about the tap water. >> this is crazy, a chemical leak saying boiling or otherwise treating water will not make it safe. abc reports residents are not happy. >> reporter: frustration in corpus christi, texas, schools closed, lines wrapping around buildings. people waiting for hours just to buy this, water. >> i can't boil the water. that's how bad it is. >> i think it's ridiculous. >> reporter: authorities warning 300,000 people not to bathe or drink the tap water after a chemical may have contaminated the city's water supply. >> the state is requesting state assistance for. >> protesters interrupting city officials. since july of 2015, the city had three boil water notices following other incidents of contaminatio contaminations, and corpus christi is not alone. problems with keeping the nation's water clean is
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with a state of emergency declare the after residents did not have clean drinking water for years. they are shipping in 100,000 cases of water, and each family allowed two cases. in the meantime, testing comets on the city's water supply. abc news, los angeles. when we come back, the classic tv sitcom getting a reboot. >> star wars fans braving the cold for not a reboot, but a fresh beginning. the skinny's next. with the world news now"
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okay. so it's been a long, grueling 364 days since the last "star wars" movie was on the big screen. that's a long time for fans. >> eternity in television. >> you can understand the wait is over finally, for them. >> yep. in case you've been far, far away, rogue one, a star wars story from our parent company, disney, hits theaters nationwide last night, but we're not giving away spoilers. oh, no, no, no. we can say rogue one dominated social media overnight. >> plenty of fans dressed as famous star wars characters. waiting outside the chinese theater, this is in hollywood, but it was a different story in washington, d.c. where a couple guys spent several days
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in frigid temperatures. >> tuesday, mid day, that was nice, but it's only gotten colder. >> with the wind chill in single digits, that's what gets you, just getting a little insulation in here, keeping it out of the wind. >> great. >> that is absolutely crazy there. early box office returns have rogue one slightly behind the debut of last year's episode 7, the force awakens, but that film's opening weekend took in nearly $248 million. pretty good. rogue one is expected to have the biggest box office opening of this year. >> yeah. wow. next up, a real family affair at the hollywood walk of fame. the ceremony with the unveiling of a star with ryan reynolds, who i hear was talked about a lot this week. >> he was. reynolds, he was joined by his wife, blake lively, and their two daughters. it was the first time their youngest, who was born in september, was seen -- >> chunky monmonkey. >> we don't even k
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>> just bring the baby. her 2-year-old daughter, james, getting the headlines, grabbing the microphone, hands it up to the crowd, what's up, she says. when james saw the microphone, it was a moth to a flame. seeing a star. star in the making. you look at that picture right there, and you wonder, how was it ever a competition between ryan reynolds and ryan gosling this week. >> what are you saying? who won? >> ryan won there. >> really, this ryan won? >> based on that picture. >> but, yeah, you can't pick. blake looks amazing. >> yes, she does. >> in the spirit of everything old is new again. >> a reboot. meadows playing alice, his wife, and 39 episodes, plenty of classic lines. >>
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the king, norton! i rule my kingdom. alice is just a mere peasant girl. >> i need more thread around here. >> hi, sweet heart. >> hi, ralph. >> that's a mighty fine way to talk to a peasant. >> word is, who's in charge here? word is they ordered a modern day version of the show, neighbors, best friends, one a pair who remarried after divorcing eight years earlier. >> coming full circle on star wars, if you thought chewbacca mom was all done, if you were wishing for it, think again. >> i'm so excited to be there. i'm going to be doing some fun stuff, like playing games. >> she, of course, went viral over the summer for that. >> now signed on to be part of what she calls the tlc family. it's going to be fun and games, starring in two shows on digital destination called tlc me,
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finally, this half hour, that time again, a chance to look back with the benefit of time over the past week. >> like sands through an hourglass, these are our friday rewind. >> i got three layers, then i got a sweatshirt and then my work clothes under it. >> we want the public to ask a question, is this trip really necessary before you leave the house. >> i'm a smart person. i don't have to be toll the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years. >> i think it would be devastating to hear that the incoming president doesn't value the intelligence that will come out of the agency. >> they may be afraid that anything they tell the white house will get back to russia. >> he
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it. secretary clinton. he certainly had a pretty good sense of whose side this activity came down on. >> not like he's slamming down vodka with putin at the local bar. >> i've known him since 1999. >> he'll be a fierce advocate for america's interests around the world. >> i call it goldman, generals, and gazillionaires. >> why did you do it? >> well, i had to do it because somebody had to do something because, you know, black people are killing white people every day. >> over the last week and a half, we saw what race imlooks like. >> we, the jury, feel we cannot reach a unanimous decision. >> the reality is she attempted to hire people to kill me before. >> a brown jacket, unknown if under the influence. armed. >> they all know this was the man with dementia, and my father gets killed. that's just inexcusable.
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most boring, uneventful night of her life. >> how do we do that? >> come on, i don't have to tell you how to make a night boring. ♪ >> generally, not in the oval office. >> your popularity is at an all time high, so i would just stick with this. just ride this baby. >> it's not going to happen. >> of course, he's still riding that baby for a little while. >> no. you got to live for the moment. >> understand it. president obama, by the way, will have a press conference today at 2:15 eastern time, abc live coverage, and then, like, peace out, enough of the cold, i'm going to hawaii. >> wow. don't we all want to go to hawaii? >> yes. >> don't miss updates at this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, the deep freeze. windchills plunging well below zero and blizzard conditions piling up the snow, plus, a mud slide. concerns as storms pound the west coast. >> new this morning, president obama threatening retaliation against russia for allegedly meddling in the u.s. election and overnight hillary clinton talking about reports of putin's involvement for the first time. breaking news, a police officer shoot during a standoff. the suspect shooting at other officers. an update just in from investigators at that scene. also breaking right now an explosion rocking a home. the neighborhood evacuated. details on the blast and the people inside.


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