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this morning on "world news now," alabama voters go to the polls today in the senate election. the race has been marked by allegations of sexual misconduct against republican roy moore, with moore locked in a tight race with democrat doug jones. and terrorism strikes the heart of new york city setting off panic during rush hour. the blast was captured on security cameras. the suspect is talking to authorities. hear what he's saying. we'll bring you the latest in the investigation. and new this half hour. president trump is pushing nasa to new heights. >> he signed a new directive for a new goal in
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program. and jimmy kimmel's surprise guest, his son appearing on the show, just a week after surgery. hear what jimmy said about billy's prognosis in "the skinny," on this december 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> cute kid. we're going to start this half hour in alabama, finally having their say in a bitter, high profile campaign. their decision will send either democrat doug jones or research roy moore to the senate. >> jones was joined by charles barkley at his final campaign rally last night. the basketball hall-of-famer said electing moore would embarrass the state. moore's final event was called a drain the swamp rally. tom llamas is in alabama. >> reporter: alabama senate candidate roy moore back on the trail. one more way he's trying to make sure those trump supporters come out and vote for him today.
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moore, who's accused of molesting teenage girls also popping up in a new interview. >> are you going to support president trump and help him build the wall? >> yes, and i think it can be stopped sooner than that with the military. >> reporter: moore took the last five days off from the campaign trail. >> if you can find roy moore, let me know. >> reporter: the democrat in this case, doug jones, crisscrossing the state, making sure voters don't forget the sexual misconduct allegations against moore. >> is alabama going to stand with our daughters and our granddaughters. >> reporter: moore has denied the allegations, but some like alabama's senior senator have abandoned him. >> i didn't vote for roy moore, i wouldn't vote for roy moore, i think the republican party can do better. >> roy moore is the guy we need to pass to make our make america great again agenda. >> reporter: and the former chief strategist, steve bannon appearing with moore for a thi
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time to make sure those trump supporters vote for moore. >> we know these allegations are lies to stop him from going to washington because they are scared to death of him in the swamp. >> tom, thank you. and the morning's other story is that attack. an attempted suicide bombing inside a subway tunnel. >> we are learning more about the suspect during the height of the morning commute. apparently prematurely detonating a pipe-bomb that he was wearing. >> reporter: surveillance video capturing the explosion in a crowded subway passageway near times square. the pipe-bomb spreading panic, injuring five people in and the suspect. the 27 year old burning and cutting his hands and stomach. that's him lying on the ground moments after the blast. >> it was affixed to his person with a combination of velcro and zip ties. >> reporter: sources say it was a cr
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built from a roughly 12-inch pipe, with a battery and a wire that came from a christmas light. there were nails and other things in the pipe that did not completely shatter because it was not packed tightly enough. the middle half of it was found full any tact. >> it's a cold day. simply wearing a jacket over it, nobody could detect anything. >> reporter: the location he chose is peculiar. he says he intentionally detonated it there because he saw christmas-themed posters. but experts say that doesn't make sense. >> it's a possibility, as we said that it might have been accidently detonated, but he doesn't want to admit that. >> anyone can go on the internet and download garbage and vileness on how to put together an amateur-level explosive device. >> reporter: while this attack yesterday was largely a failure, it does mark the first true suicide bombing on american soil.
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in manhattan, "world news now." and the family of the bombing suspect has released a statement saying they are heartbroken over the allegations against ullah. but also outraged at law enforcement. they say children were detained in the cold as they were questioned. and one teen was pulled out of classes and questioned without a parent or lawyers. they went on to say that we have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind the attack. we learning more about at least one of ullah's victims. the 45 year old was feet away. the blast left her temporarily deaf. and she says doctors tell her she will have to endure months of ringing in her ears. and of course we're going to continue to follow and get the very latest on that situation that is happening. the morning commute will be an interesting one in new york. but we do move on and there is a lake-effect warning in effect overnight in parts of
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upstate new york. an alberta clipper bringing snow as it moves to new england. it will stay inland. the snow will be followed by an arctic blast of very cold temperatures. it will feel like single digits in the upper midwest and tomorrow in the interior northeast. it will be a little warmer along the northeast corridor but not much. it's a different situation on the other side of the country with hot, dry weather aiding the southern california wildfires. the largest has burned 231,000 acres and still growing. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands more are in danger. so far, there's only one reported fatality. a woman killed in a car crash while evacuating. that has residents saying this could be much worse. >> i'm heartbroken. but we're thankful that we're alive. and that's the most important thing. >> the thomas fire is presently the fifth largest on record in california. several smaller fires are now
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this one is being stubborn. one reason is there's never been a fire in that area in recorded history. so there is plenty of fuel to burn. so president trump is setting america's sights on the moon and beyond. the president has signed a directive to refocus nasa on human exploration and discovery. he wants americans to return to the moon and eventually reach mars. last year, president obama announced the government would work with private companies. to send humance to mars and back by 2030. the president is upset with the "new york times" again. he says the paper got it wrong when it reported he watches as much as eight hours of tv every day. he says contrary to the report he seldom if ever watches cnn or msnbc. the report was based on interviews with some 60 people who are close to the president. speaking of tv, not many people tuned in to monday night tv.
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>> tom brady summed up his two-interception performance saying it was a bad night. the dolphins scored twice, jay cutler gave miami a 17-point lead. >> new england tried to rally in the fourth, but came down a touchdown short. the dolphins beat the patriots, 27-20. >> so nugt new england is playing great ahead of the matchup with the pittsburgh steelers. >> they were not happy. jack, how are you feeling? >> that's going to be a rivalry right back there. >> we fear the wounded. >> fear the wounded. >> we're the wounded. >> that will be the rallying cry. well-said, jack. coming up in the skinny, two heart surgeries down. hear what's next for jimmy kimmel's son as the 7 month old drops by the show.
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but first, the three women accusing the president of misconduct are speaking out as senators call for him to resign.
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♪ three women accusing president trump of sexual misconduct are now demanding congress take action against him. >> now trump has always denied the allegations and now the white house says the 2016 victory actually answered the groping allegations. here's abc's cecelia vega. >> reporter: they say no one cared the first time, so three women accusing president trump of sexual misconduct went public once again hoping this time congress will investigate. rachel crooks was a trump tower receptionist when she says 12 years ago she introduced herself to the billionaire businessman and he began kissing her. >> mr. trump repeatedly kissed my cheeks and eventually my lips in an encounter that has impacted my life well beyond the initial occurrence. >> reporter: jessica leeds says
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she was on a flight when he groped her. >> when he put his hand up my skirt. >> reporter: and samantha holvey says he inspected pageant contestants. >> these dreams never included a man coming into the backstage hair and makeup area while i sat naked under a robe, as he walked around looking at us like we were his property. >> reporter: and she points to his own words to howard stern. >> i'll tell you the funniest that i'll go backstage before a show. i'm allowed to go in because i'm the owner of the pageant. therefore, i'm inspecting it. is everybody okay? and you see these incredible-looking women. so i sort of get away with things like that. >> i'm confirming that yes, he did that, and it was as creepy as it sounds. >> reporter: at least 16 accusers in all. the white house back on the defensive. >> can you stand here right now and say without a doubt, 100% certainty that the more than dozen women who have come
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do you wrestle with this personally at all? >> i'm here to speak on behalf of the president, and i can say that the president has directly responded and said that these allegations are false. >> reporter: while on capitol hill, five democratic senators now calling for president trump to resign. >> president trump should resign. these allegations are credible. they are numerous. >> reporter: the white house calls the claims from the women false accusations and says that that there are eyewitnesses who dispute them. i push the white house for a list of these eyewitnesses. they pointed me to two tabloid stories from one year, one quotes a man who says he was on that flight decades ago, he disputes the president's claim -- the woman's claim that the president groped her. a second, a teen contestant who was not at the pageant in question. cecelia vega, the white house. >> and sexual misconduct allegations have forced a fame chef away from his show "the
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chew." >> the accusations involve four women, three of whom worked for him who say he touched them inappropriately. he didn't deny the allegations saying i take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for pain, humiliation or discomfort i caused. >> this is ironic. so the mag seazine that ignitede "me too" movement has cut ties with ryan lizza. he says it's a mischaracterization of a respectful relationship that he dated. >> the golden globes. the outrage. "the skinny" is next. >> ooh. the ski
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oh, man, it's an action-packed skinny on a tuesday. jimmy kimmel's return after a week off, and he's got a new sidekick. >> that's right. his baby billy was there just days after a second open heart surgery. billy was born in april with a heart condition and had his first surgery when he was just three days old. and jimmy was holding back tears last night as he held his son in his arms. >> daddy cries on tv, but billy doesn't. it's unbelievable. [cheers and applause] >> jimmy says billy is doing great. he will need one more surgery when he's around 6, and then jimmy says he'll be on track to win a medal in the olympics. go billy go! more baby news with a big congratulations to my best friend the rock. >> so the rock is expecting a girl.
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>> he goes by my best friend. >> i'm sorry, diane's best friend is expecting a girl. soon to be big sister jasmine making the announcement on her daddy's instagram page, the sign reading, can't wait to be a big sister and finally be the boss. >> this is his second child with his partner. next awards season is officially here and hollywood is buzzing after this year's golden globe nominations. >> and since we are counting down to the oscars in early march, let's focus on the films here and taking a look at best drama category. "dunkirk." >> great. "the post." >> didn't see it. >> "the shape of water". >> huh? >> it got the most nominations, with seven. "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri". which ironically is about three
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missouri. >> best musical or comedy goes to the "disaster artist", "get out", "i, tonya" and "lady bird." >> we haven't seen any of those. >> i want to see them all, though. >> and a notable snub was "the big sick". >> yes, this movie was so good! >> and to make matters worse, the film star who wrote the screenplay and ha his phone briefly stolen from him by a big-time producer, this tweet appearing, hey, gang, this is stieff stieffen -- steven spielberg from
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great movie to watch. i watch him with my family, the spielburgs. we all loved it. handing phone back to camille now. >> you're still a winner. >> and albert burks tweeted even though i wasn't in a movie this year, i feel terribly snubbed. netflix earned nine nominations and has released super secret ratings information and specific data. >> proprietary information. netflix just revealed that dozens of viewers really enjoy the made for tv movie about a royal love story, and it's freaking out employees. the official netflix account says to the 53 people who've watched a christmas prince every day for the past 18 days who are you? >> somebody watched "pirates of the caribbean" every day last year. >> gio benitez. >> and the most active netflix viewing day is january 1st. hangover day.
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lando, but not anymore. nick watt got a sneak peek at the movie. >> reporter: "star wars" it back, but not quite as we know it. >> i'm not the protagonist anymore. ray is the protagonist. >> show me my place in all this. >> reporter: we first met her in "the force awakens." laura dern, a purple haired resistance leader is formidable. >> you're improvising and everything seems the same until someone taps you on the shoulder and it's chewbacca and they hug you. >> it's this leader sensing a big change coming, a big force, a big feminine energy, which is threatening. >> reporter: gwendoline christie back. kelly maretram, brand-new as rose.
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>> i don't think she is like anyone we've seen before. >> i'm luke skywalker. i'm here to rescue you. >> reporter: and it's now 40 years. carrie fisher then. carrie fisher now. she finished filming "the last jedi" before she passed a year ago. >> i met her when she was 19. so 41 years. we had our ups and downs. she was very, very special. >> i'm getting goose bumps as we speak. when you see her on-screen, you will remember her fondly. >> reporter: and you will see how far this "star wars" universe has come. >> the big breakout star in all of this is the little porg. the little character that looks a little like a puffin, kind of groundhog. he's so cute. >> is it a he or she? >> i don't know.
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>> i want one! i think frank and porg would get along very well. >> i think frank would eat porg.
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making news in america this morning, it's election day. the people of alabama decide whether roy moore or doug jones will be their next senator. the surprising new poll and the one thing today that could decide this race. game changer. why experts call the new york city subway bombing a new chapter. what the suspect was allegedly planning and why the officers who pinned him down and removed that bomb were the perfect officers for that job. mario batali apologizes. what's happening to him as he faces sexual misconduct allegations. the so-called man flu may exis


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