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can we get along? >> why? i'm mike wallace. >> the experience of a lifetime to be able to fly in space. >> i found a money back guaranty on a beauty cream. i rushed down to the store, they took one look at me and paid me in advance. >> i'm again a democrat and i'm pleased and proud to be a democrat. >> i'm tired of all the pain i feel every day.
>> i think what the world needs now is love. >> from now on, i'm going to say exactly what i say, no more mr. nice guy. >> i'm going to bring bobby down. i'm going to have to cut him down if i have to destroy ewing oil to do it. ♪ ♪ >> i think each one of us loves the title of peacemaker more than any office in the land. >> it's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
♪ let's get it started in here there you go. one more time. >> nice job. >> sorry if we just blew out your eardrums. >> parties across the world last night. >> no matter what language was spoken, one thing was the same, it was all about the celebration. abc's wendy gillette has the story. >> reporter: sidney started off the celebrations with a big bang. almost $7 million worth of fireworks. new zealand also burst into the new year earlier than most countries.
with colorful explosions over auckland's sky tower. the party to usher in 2013 spread to asia. hong kong's victoria harbor hosted its biggest ever fireworks display. >> happy new year! >> reporter: shanghai counted down. and buddhist monks rank in the new year in tokyo. the pope celebrated new year's eve with a service at the vatican, saying reflection and prayer can help heal wounds and that goodness prevails in a world that sometimes delivers evil. heading east, there were scenes of beauty, like in red square in moscow. one of the biggest celebrations in the world and perhaps the most iconic is right here in times square. hundreds of thousands gathered here to watch the famous waterford crystal ball drop, despite very chilly
temperatures. wishing you a very happy new year in times square, wendy gillette, abc news. >> 2013. can you believe it? you're rocking it. >> i've got my 2013 goggles, a new perspective on life. >> here in new york city last night, the empire state building was lit up in a laser light show. >> it was fantastic. another cool sight to ring in the new year. apparently they got a new set of lighting they wanted to show off. i love laser light shows. >> me too. >> you know what else i love? >> laser pink floyd. >> i love new year's resolutions that we never, ever -- >> i've never made one, other than eat better, then work harder, sleep less. >> last year i gave up tea for coffee and it lasted about three weeks. >> and this year your resolution
♪ welcome to "the mix." okay, a little new year's trivia for you. some new year traditions around the world. in mexico, each of the 12 chimes is matched with eating, olives, a grape, or a piece of chocolate? >> piece of chocolate. >> no, a grape. in germany, a tradition that holds for good luck, you should touch, a banker, a mother, a cobbler or a chimney >> banker. >> no, chimney sweep.
you can rush ashes on your forehead. and in japan, buddhist temples ring their bells 108 times, 12 times, once a year or 72 times? >> 72. >> 108. each ring represents one of the 108 elements of bono. we had our own little "world news now" party thrown by our camera operator and her husband, kevin. but there's you and i getting down and drinking some champagne. there are the party hosts, kevin and joanie. we thank you so much for throwing the party. come on up here. everybody come on up here right now. we said everybody come up and we have the commish and that's about it. me and sandy with our directors up there, keeps us all looking good. more joanie and elizabeth.
we have pat and elizabeth. i'm digging your glasses, sweetie. those are awesome. there's willis, who you hear all the time. and there's some of our lovely ladies. everybody come up onset right now, if you can. cheers to 2013. cheers to 2012. it was a great year. i said everybody come up and we just have the commish. >> happy new year, everybody. >> joanie, come on up. you couldn't even open it for us? can we open it right now? i can do it. i can do a lot in 30 seconds. let's hope that i -- now, we're so appreciative for all of you and the best of luck, blessings and joy in 2013. >> get that bad boy open. >> one, two, three.
this morning on "world news now," midnight came and went. while the world was celebrating, congress was working to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> but there was no reason for celebration, at least on capitol hill. it is tuesday, january 1, 2013. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we both agree it's really weird saying 2013. >> that was awkward. >> writing your relate check, how long are you going to write 2012 for, another six months? >> i'm all caught up -- i thought you were insinuating i was not caught up on rent. >> no. >> but to say january and 2013
in the same sentence is awkward. >> we'll get used to it. good morning, i'm john muller in for rob nelson on this first day of 2013. >> and i'm paula faris on this first day of 2013. senators worked late into the night, but no luck, at least not really. was the fiscal cliff averted? kind of, sort of. still missed the deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff. we'll have the latest on negotiations in a moment. but first, a look at some of the other stories we're following for you on this new year's day. hillary clinton spending today in the hospital, as we're learning more about her condition. and doctors revealed just how dangerous that blood clot could have been. you won't believe where the clot was located. also this morning, new year's eve celebrations in new york and around the world as millions ring in 2013 with music and cheers. >> as 2013 begins, so does a long list of new laws. since you need to know, we're going to tell you where you can
no longer let pigs loose or sell a shark fin. some of those unusual -- >> about here in the studio? i thought they banned that years ago. >> figuratively. >> we have in fact gone over the fiscal cliff. but lawmakers are working through the night on a deal to cancel the tax increases and spending cuts before they take effect. >> top republican leaders in the house say they'll vote on the agreement soon, and it could be on the president's desk in a day or two. we're now joined by karen travers in washington. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning. it's after midnight and while we technically have gone over the fiscal cliff, some last minute arm twisting and negotiations may have provided a parachute. don't start popping the champagne just yet. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> do you have a deal? >> happy new year. >> reporter: biden swooped in at
the 11th hour to hammer out a way forward to mitch mcconnell. their agreement would permanently extend the bush tax cuts for individuals making under $400,000 and households under $450,000. raise the estate tax for those valued at more than $5 million. and extend unemployment benefits for one year for some 2 million people. and those automatic spending cuts that would go into effect in the new year, they'll be postponed for two months. and paid for by other spending cuts. the house could take up the deal tomorrow. taxpayers would have felt the impact immediately. if the deal passes, the average american family will avoid a tax increase of more than $3,400. a white house official said this is a compromise, so we don't love it but it's the right thing to do for the economy. >> like i said, they still have to approve it. but most insiders believe that republicans will approve this
overwhelmingly. >> it's hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea it's going to get to the house and be approved. am i just been cynical? >> yes, i think you are. >> i hope you're right. >> "the washington post" reported that the agreement emerged after the white house gave in to gop wishes on how to handle estate taxes. democrats wanted that to be taxed at 45%, but right now it's 40% beginning at $5 million. so dig in, everybody. >> we'll be talking about this for weeks. >> yes, we will. and month, because of the sequester cuts. there's a two-month delay and that's the automatic cuts to just about everything. so we're in until probably the spring. >> forever. indefinitely. secretary of state hillary clinton is in the hospital being treated for a blood clot that formed in her head. clinton suffered a concussion when she fainted and fell in mid
december and doctors in new york are now using blood thinners to try to break up the clot. abc news medical editor dr. richard besser says it's possible that clinton will need to stay on long-term medication. >> i've been talking to a number of neuro surgeons about this. she had had a clot in her leg once before and now she has a clot in a large vessel in her head. she will likely have a big workup to see does she have a problem with clotting in general. if she does, she might need to be on a medication for that for maybe the rest of her life. >> doctors say she'll stay in the hospital until she's on the proper dose of medication. but excellent progress and good spirits. >> good news there. thank goodness they caught this on a precautionary mri. and thank god they did. >> typically something like this can lead to a stroke or worse. >> absolutely. the most admired woman in america, according to all the
polls. let's talk about a new jersey condo complex, damaged by hurricane sandy. it's now been hit by fire. about 100 firefighters battling the massive blaze yesterday morning. fire officials say no one was seriously hurt. residents have been struggling to recover in the aftermath of sandy. the cause is under investigation. but officials say several gas lines ruptured during the fire, which fueled that blaze. the north carolina governor has issued a pardon in an infamous civil rights case. the group known as the wilmington ten was wrongly convicted in 1972 of firebombing a grocery store and then trying to cover it up. well, the three key witnesses in the case later recanted their testimony. amnesty international and other groups took up the issue portraying them as political prisoners. >> we're thankful that she was able to see through the smoke screens and come to the realization that north carolina had to apologize.
>> the pardon means the state no longer thinks the ten, and four of whom have since passed away, committed a crime. the new year will begin a new start for the children of sandy hook elementary. officials have set thursday as opening day for the students at their new school as they move forward following the mals kerr. parents are being invited to join them on the first day back. in medical news, the fda has just approved the first new drug in more than 40 years to fight tb. the pill is called sirturo and the first medication specifically designed to treat tough tb cases that are resistant to more common antibiotics, but the drug carries the risk of serious and seen potentially deadly heard problems. moving on to 2013, how many times can we say that? >> maybe we'll be into it by the
end of the broadcast. >> i don't think so. new year's celebration off to a rousing start after more than a million people gathered in times square to see the ball drop. >> six, five, four, three, two, one, happy new year! >> and billions more people around the globe watched on television. >> celebrants in times square started arriving before dawn yesterday. can you imagine? they were entertained by some big name acts for several hours before midnight. >> i think jenny mccarthy is still kissing the sailor. >> she had fun. and ryan seacrest did a great job hosting. >> yeah, he did. he's good. he's smooth. >> very smooth. sadly last night was the first new year's eve without the countdown from dick clark. >> but he wasn't forgotten. organizers paid tribute to all his years of ringing in the new year with the word. david muir with more now on what
clark meant to this special day. >> times square in new york, you're invited to rocking eve '74. >> reporter: he would guide us into every new year. dick clark had already madis way into living rooms across america. >> and now, here's the star of our show, dick clark. >> this is called "rock around the clark." ♪ >> reporter: he once said it was very simple. we played a record and the kids danced. and he made the way we danced okay for parts, who still needed convincing. 1957 it all started. there would be 36 years of "american band stand" on abc, the twist. there was the hustle. there was elvis. but dick clark made it all okay. he warmed up america for rock 'n' roll. from the beginning, dick clark had enormous influence. at just 28 years old, this. >> you have a combined weekly
audience of let's say 50 million americans at least and you receive 50,000 letters a week from your teen fans. ♪ >> reporter: his simple introduction made careers. it also saved them. frankie avolon. >> he played a record of mine on a thursday. on a monday, i was on my way. >> reporter: over the years, clark barely seemed to age. he spoke of america's nickname for him. >> i have a terrible problem, because people keep referring to me as america's oldest teenager. >> i've been watching dick clark since i was a little kid. >> reporter: it was the 1970s. dick clark first started hosting on new year's eve. the program, just an hour and a half in the beginning, would expand to six hours over the years. it had become an american staple every new year's. and only a stroke would slow dick clark down. >> my speech is not perfect, but i'm getting there.
>> reporter: this year, his wife of nearly 35 years would be in times square. she was the one who helped screw that crystal triangle with dick clark's name on the ball. >> 40 years i've been coming here. so this year, people were saying what are you going to do? i said, i don't know what else to do but to come to times square. any way, like he said, this is the place to be on new year's eve. >> reporter: the place to be, the place where an american legend will be remembered. >> happy new year. great job. >> thank you. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> very touching tribute. i think for his wife, just to go down to times square, that's what they did every new year's. probably gave her a sense of peace and closeness. >> no doubt. about two hours south of times square, philadelphia was celebrating the new year. fireworks lit up the delaware
river twice. many expressed hope for a better year. one where the eagles make the nfl playoffs and the flyers will play hockey again. later today, it's the annual mummers parade. all righty. what are the mummers? >> i don't know. >> anybody know what the mummers are? our producer is trying to explain the mummers parade, but i'm lost. let's talk about london. big ben, you know what that is? that's the big clock. fireworks lit up the sky and blazing rockets launched from the banks of the thames. >> and the pope said despite all the death and injustice in the word, goodness would prevail. he appeared tired during the service. the pope endured a major betrayal last year after it was revealed that his butler stole
personal papers and leaked them to a journalist. >> can't make that up. now that 2012 is gone, there are words and phrases that should go with it. >> scholars at lake superior university decided there are about 12 of those words and phrases that need to be put out to pasture. on the list, yolo, which means you only live once. fiscal cliff. just go away. superfood, all had enough of it. >> everything seems to be a superfood these days. trending, because it's not anymore. and bucket list, because the things on it tend to be less exciting than they used to be. >> i'm xwlad to see yolo. yolo and fiscal cliff. >> what's trending right now? >> are these trending? it's a good look, isn't it? happy new year, everybody.
>> i didn't know that your hit lit up. come here, step in front of the camera. his hat lights up. we really got ripped off. look at that. i'm going to borrow this, actually. you can have my pink one. >> there's going to be a lot of things you can no longer do in 2013. >> in california, there are 800 new laws that go into effect today. pink is your color, by the way. linsey davis has the rundown of some of the more unusual new rules. >> reporter: when the ball drops, it's all about out with the old and in with the new. new laws that is. some that are rather unusual. like public act 97743 in illinois, which imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone who pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. come tuesday at 12:01, concord, massachusetts will be the first community in the nation to outlaw plastic bottles.
yes, consider these containers contra band. in the sunshine state, don't flash headlights to warn drivers about a speeding trap or you're find yourself getting pulled over. and in california, you can whip out your proof of insurance on your smartphone. >> what a wonderful thing. if you have your insurance with you all the time, maybe we can have our driver's license on there. >> reporter: turns out 2013 will be unlucky for cat lovers in kansas, where they're now restricting the number of cats allowed in a household to no more than four. while kentucky is apparently starting to look a lot like hog heaven. the state's growing population of feral pigs caused them to slap a type on those releasing them in the wild. and in illinois, it's no longer legal to possess, sell or distribute shark fins. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> why would you possibly want
to sell or distribute a shark fin? >> there's a lot of money in it. it's awful. no more than four cats? this is america. if you want to have a fifth cat, you can't? >> you shouldn't have more than four cats. i do like cats. >> they could make it more like seven. i don't think it's officially insane until it's past. >> do you have cats? >> no, but i respect people's rights to own cats. coming up -- >> this year, folks camping out for the rose parade are doing battle with mother nature. it is cold.
♪ i love a parade i love every beat i hear on the drums ♪ how long until this gets old? >> it's getting old now, but you're having fun. >> reporter leanne suitor is on the parade route where crowds are gathering and spirits are high, despite the cold night ahead. >> happy new year. >> reporter: the excitement is building along colorado boulevard as thousands claim
their front row spot. >> get here, get to the front, don't let nobody get through. >> reporter: while some are seasoned pros having spent years along the parade route, for others it's a first-time experience. either way, everything will be coming up roses. >> it's one of the things we joke in southern california you have to do once. so i did it with my oldest child a couple of years ago. it's just a great atmosphere. it's a great community. >> reporter: it's all centered around the floats, which visitors got a speak peek at. >> it's amazing. just the detail of the flowers and stuff. it's amazing. >> this is our first time up here, just enjoying the day for the most part. >> reporter: grand marshal jane goodall got a look at the float she'll be riding. >> very well made.
>> reporter: back out on the parade route, with the fun comes serious concerns as the temperature is expected to plummet. while some are bundled up, most are coming armed with one key item, ready for when the sun goes down. >> heat. that's the number one thing to bring. >> looks like a fun time. >> rose bowl starts at 5:00 eastern. and go blue, michigan. they're going to beat social. >> you heard it right here, folks. coming up, something you don't see every day.
♪ as we close out this new year, we would like to show you something you may have never seen before. >> i know i haven't, and i get a lot of strange, bizarre assignments around here, including this one about giraffes. they actually use their most prominent body part to joust. you know what i'm talking about? >> i would think it would be the neck. >> yes. and this strange video has gone viral. huge claws. sharp teeth. and aggressive antlers, all
familiar weapons of the wild. but now, in this rare video, two unlikely fighters are sticking their necks in the ring. that's right, giraffes. the long limbed, long shot for prizefighter battling it out. watch as they jab their horns into each other, swinging their 500 pound necks with such force. but dave salmoni says not to worry. >> it's a bit of a dance. the males know where and how to stand and what the rules with. >> reporter: he spent a month filming for discovery channel's new show "africa." >> people tend to think of giraffes as sweet animals and they generally are. but they're designed for fighting. >> reporter: these two males are fighting over territory and likely a mate. but not to the death. >> the smaller, probably younger
male will end up losing the fight, go away, get bigger and then he'll get his chance next season. >> reporter: while we may expect fights from predators like these bears caught in a backyard brawl, or this lioness lunging at the camera, just remember a deceivingly cute face like this munching on leaves may be bulking up for battle. >> that looks really painful. >> they're strong enough to basically rip your head right off. 500 pound necks? >> any way, who knew? those gentle giraffes. >> it took them a long time. >> over a woman, of course. >> yes, four years in the making. any ways, this is going to debut january 8 at 10:00 eastern on discovery. looks fascinating. >> it really does. >> that looks painful. they have the same amount of
this morning on "world news now," over the cliff but on track for a deal. the new year arrives with word that the white house and congress have hammered out a plan to head off steep across the board tax hikes and deep spending cuts. >> but the devil is in the details, which are still coming in. it is tuesday, january 1, 2013. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. and happy new year. happy 2013. >> which i think i've said about three or four times now. it's starting to roll off the tongue. 2013. >> just write it on your paper. >> i'm john muller. rob nelson has the morning off.
washington starting 2013 with a tentative agreement to hike taxes on the wealthiest americans but avoid the pitfalls of the fiscal cliff. we'll have the latest on that in a moment. also this half hour, hillary clinton's health emergency. what's next for the secretary of state now that doctors have found a blood clot near her brain? then party time in times square. when it comes to welcoming in the new year, nobody does it better than the million people who pack into the heart of manhattan. go ahead with the hat on. >> don't you have the one that lights up? what happened? >> they took it back already. budget cuts. and later, the secret life of a dad. this is offering clues about really goes on when mom goes away. >> you come home and the house looks like a bomb went off. >> this dad right here makes us all us dads look really good.
>> dad of the year award right here? >> exactly right. the fiscal cliff dead line has passed but lawmakers are working to reach an agreement. in fact, the senate is voting right now. the house won't reconvene until noon, so we won't know anything until they get their hands on everything. >> congressional leaders hope send legislation to president obama meaning that consumers shouldn't notice any impact. with the latest, we're joined by karen travers in washington. >> good morning, paula and john. it's after midnight and while we technically have gone over the fiscal cliff, some last minute arm twisting and negotiations may have provided a parachute. don't stop popping the champagne just yet. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out a way forward
to senate republican leader mitch mckonld. the agreement would permanently extend bush tax cuts to those making under $400,000. and households making under $450,000. raise the estate tax at those valued at more than $5 million and extend unemployment benefits for one year for some 2 million people. and automatic spending cuts that go into effect will be postponed for two months and paid for by other spending cuts. the house could take up the deal tomorrow. taxpayers would have felt the impact of the fiscal cliff immediately. if the deal passes, the average american family would avoid a tax increase of more than $3,400. a white house official said this is a compromise, so we don't love it but it's the right thing to do for the economy. paula and john, back to you. >> both sides, in fact, democrats department think that the president was hardlined enough and didn't negotiate very well.
republicans will feel the same way. >> that's what compromise is. nobody is thrilled about it. but give a little on each side and get something done. hopefully it does get done. we're almost there. >> one of the biggest hangups wasn't just the tax code and the tax rate, but the estate tax in familiar. and it was at 35% right now. democrats wanted to raise it to 45%. it looks like it will be 40%, beginning with $5 million. >> senate getting ready to vote now and then goes to the house and we'll see what happens there. >> yes. and they reconvene at noon today. no football games for them, right? this holiday will be another day in the hospital for secretary of state hillary clinton after doctors discovered a blood clot in her head. she's being treated in a manhattan hospital. >> reporter: hillary clinton's doctors say they detected a clot in the vein between her brain
and skull. she's being treated with blood thinners to help dissolve the clot. the doctors add that she's in good spirits and is making excellent progress. clinton's medical problems began after she finished a grueling trip to europe. she developed a stomach virus, which caused severe dehydration. days later she fainted and suffered a concussion. then came the discovery of the blood clot. this is the second time clinton has been diagnosed with a blood clot. in 1998, the 65-year-old was hospitalized for a clot behind her knee following a busy travel schedule while campaigning as first lady. she recently told abc's barbara walters her schedule as secretary of state is demanding. >> are you exhausted? >> i am. to be honest, i am. when i do something, i really want to do it and do it to the best of my ability.
that means i pretty much work all the time. >> reporter: her former colleagues in the senate are sending their well wishes. >> we just want to say how much secretary clinton is in our prayers this morning. we hope she recovers rapidly. >> reporter: a routine mri detected the clot. clinton's doctors say she'll be released when her medication dose is established. wendy gillette, abc news, new york. >> doctors are saying clinton should make a full recovery. but the blood clot could have been deadly. >> reporter: secretary clinton had a clot in a large vein that runs along the side of the brain and really drains the brain of all its blood. had this not been picked up before she had symptoms, this could have expanded and could have been fatal. doctors picked this up by an
mri, and they'll be treating her now with blood thinners. it's a fine balance to keep her blood thin enough so the clot goes away. they say the prognosis for her is excellent. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> and abc news medical unit said it's a very unusual complication from the concussion which was suffered, a blood clot. it's so rare, "the new england journal of medicine" estimates there are only four cases per 1 million people each year in the u.s. and she was one of them. >> thank goodness for that routine mri. hundreds of american families blocked from adopting children from russia by a new law there have some new allies. >> an outpouring support from inside russia is giving some families hope. >> reporter: kendra skags and her husband war just weeks away from bringing home their adopted
daughter, paulina, a 5 yeermdz russian organ, paralyzed by spina bifida. they visited her at her orphanage, but now wonder if they'll ever see her again. russia banned adoptions to the united states last week in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions. for kendra, it's been an emotional whiplash. >> you're holding your breath and feeling sick to your stomach. you can't eat and sleep. you just got to hold on to something. >> reporter: after kendra appeared on world news last week, she's receiving support from some of president putin's old people, russians on the same side as those american parents. many offering to help. if you want me to get anything to polina, i will buy it on my account. forgive us, we can't protect our kids from the russian government. >> i've had such an outpouring of love since your story from the people of russia. it's just overwhelming to me.
people that have said you can stay at our house. >> reporter: most of all, they urged kendra to keep fighting for polina, and that's what she plans to do. >> whatever i have to do, i'm going to fight it. >> reporter: the road ahead is still uncertain. the ban goes into effect january 1, but kendra remains hopeful. >> that's just heartbreaking. >> it really is. >> that bond is already so strong. >> good luck to them. >> and on another note, three, two, one, happy new year. at the stroke of midnight, the crystal ball reached the bottom of the pole. tons of confetti dropped on times square. >> jim dolan of wabc was there. >> reporter: hours of standing out in the cold did not slow down the million or so people in times square who didn't seem to mind the weather. all right. some minded the weather. edwin is from puerto rico.
how long have you been out here? >> seven hours. >> reporter: you're a little cold, aren't you? >> yes. >> reporter: security is tight here. police are everywhere, in and around the crowd and many here brought their children, who, well, may have been coached a little bit. and the cold didn't seem to have a great reason why she was here. >> because -- >> reporter: you came because your mom made you. >> yaf. >> this is my first time in new york city. >> reporter: you wanted to be here, didn't you. >> yeah. >> reporter: how is that working out? >> it's good, but it's cold. >> reporter: nick from rock away park has it covered. >> the crowd is getting a little crazy with the pushing. i have to push them in their place a little bit. they appreciate that. >> got a good view and everything. >> reporter: tell he how the
crowd has been, pushing and shoving a little? >> yeah, we've been having a little bit of that, but we're trying to make it work here. >> reporter: it was the temperature that most were talking about here tonight. sarah is from ontario. >> it's a little chilly, but i don't usually stand in the cold for hours. >> good time. in las vegas, sin city proved its name in the hours before 2013. officials expecting more than 300,000 people right off the main drag. police are cracking down on anyone carrying bottles or glass. and no one under the age of 18 was allowed. >> and the clock struck midnight in madrid. thousands of revelers braved the rain to ring in the new year. the recession has left spain with a staggering 25% unemployment rate there. and many are hoping that the new year brings some form of reform. and no time to celebrate for
participants in this morning's tournament of roses parade. the 42 floats are ready and in position after a police escort brought them to pasadena. >> spectators are camping out along the parade rate, but no tents are allowed. the pentagon is making its debut, with a float honoring veterans of the korean war. >> make sure you check out the rose parade on abc and the rose bowl. >> of course. >> and 2013 will begin with cold, cold weather in much of the country. they're saying the first week of january could be one of the coldest on record. >> what are we at, 35 last night in times square. kind of cold. >> it is bundle up weather, that's for sure. >> certainly bundle up weather. meteorologist jim dicky here is now with more. >> good morning. and happy new year. unlike last winter, we've seen a
pattern set up here where arctic air is surging in, and that will continue to do so the rest of the week. arctic air mass in place right now. early morning temperatures below zero in minneapolis. 14 in chicago. and this air headed towards the northeast. cold this morning in many cases. not as cold as we'll be tomorrow morning. syracuse, 13. as the cold air filters in, many spots seeing wintry weather. snow showers region wide. lake snow in west virginia. a wintery mix in the d.c. and baltimore area. >> a busy news day for a new year's day. >> here's a look at some of the stories we're following this morning. >> by the way, happy new year. the fiscal cliff deadline has
past. but lawmakers in the senate have just passed an agreement, which would reverse those drastic changes. >> under the deal, taxes would go up only on those making incomes of $400,000 for individuals, $450,000 for couples. now the measure goes to the house for a vote. >> and the house reconvenes today at noon. and secretary of state hillary clinton remains in a new york hospital this morning after doctors discovered a blood clot that formed near her brain. she's being treated with blood thinners. she'll be in the hospital until the right dose with be worked out. >> clinton suffered a concussion in mid december. doctors say she's expected to make a full recovery. >> she's making excellent progress they say and lucky they found that in a routine mri. well, it's all over in times square now, except for that massive cleanup. more than a million people crowding the famous intersection for the midnight ball drop. >> and at the stroke of midnight, tons of confetti dropped down, some had been there since dawn. security was tight, but everyone
had a safe and good time. >> and philadelphia's midnight fireworks show over the delaware river was actually the second of the night. there was the shorter one at about 6:00 eastern. many of those watching the two shows were thankful for 2012. others that 2012 is over and hopeful that their beloved flyers will start playing hockey again. those are thankful that 2012 is over, a lot of eagles fan. bad season and they lost their head coach. >> let's talk about the londoners. the fireworks lit up the sky over parliament as big ben rang out the old new year. this year saw the olympics, the queen's jubilee and a royal pregnancy. >> beautiful. and countries in asia got a head start on the new year. as the calendar changed around the globe. >> fireworks and concerts, even church services. abc's wendy gillette taking a look. >> reporter: sidney started off the world's major new year's eve celebrations with a big bang.
almost $7 million worth of fireworks. new zealand also burst into the new year earlier than most countries. with colorful explosions over auckland's sky tower. the party to usher in 2013 spread to asia. hong kong's victoria harbor hosted its biggest ever fireworks display. >> happy new year! >> reporter: shanghai counted down. and buddhist monks rang in the new year in tokyo. the pope celebrated new year's eve with a service at the vatican, saying reflection and prayer can help heal wounds and that goodness prevails in a world that sometimes delivers evil. heading east, there were scenes
of beauty, like in red square in moscow. one of the biggest celebrations in the world and perhaps the most iconic is right here in times square. hundreds of thousands gathered here to watch the famous waterford crystal ball drop, despite very chilly temperatures. wishing you a very happy new year in times square, wendy gillette, abc news. >> did you make any new year's resolutions? >> yes. i don't want to work next new year's. no offense against any of you. or against you. >> you're like the iron lady of the holidays. did you work christmas and thanksgiving? >> i've worked every holiday the last year except thanksgiving. >> you definitely earned your keep. next year you deserve at least two out of three. >> we just got here a year ago. we were here for new year's last year and my husband called and he's like, we're so lame. can we do something next year? so yeah, next year i will kiss my husband. >> on a beach somewhere, warm. >> that would be nice. >> make that a plan.
let's talk about progress in the fight against an old disease. the fda just approached the first new drug in more than 40 years to fight tb. the pill is called sirturo. it's designed specifically to treat tough cases, the ones resistant to the more common antibiotics. the fda cautions that the drug carries the risk of serious and potentially deadly heart attacks. and the north carolina governor has issued a pardon in an infamous civil rights case. the group known as the wilmington ten was wrongfully convicted in 1972 of firebombing a grocery store and trying to cover it up. the three key witnesses later recanted their testimony. amnesty international and other groups took up the issue, portraying the wilmington ten as political prisoners. >> we're thankful that she was able to see through the smoke screen and come to the realization that north carolina had to apologize. >> the pardon means the state no
longer thinks that the ten committed a crime. four of those have since passed away. a new jersey condo complex damaged by hurricane sandy has been hit with fire. about 100 firefighters battled the massive blaze early yesterday morning. fire officials say no one was seriously hurt. residents have been struggling to recover in the aftermath of sandy. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials say several gas lines ruptured, which fuelled the fire. >> here's a look at your weather for the first day of 2013. thunderstorms from houston to new orleans and in atlanta, flooding is a possibility, as well. parts of west virginia and ohio could pick up a couple of inches of snow and windy in the northeast. >> the midwest will shiver in the cold air. minneapolis in the mid teens. the rose parade will get off to a chilly start. seattle and portland in the upper 30s. the northeast, seasonable. miami is our hot spot. a balmy 81. >> that's where i'm going next
new year's, miami. >> sounds like a plan. 2012 has seen a lot of ups and downs in the world of sports. >> brandi hitt takes a look back at the highlights and the low lights. >> reporter: the sports world gave us plenty to remember in 2012. in the nfl, eli manning and the giants orchestrated another improbable comeback win over the patriots. >> i truly have enjoyed being your quarterback. >> reporter: after being cut by the colts, peyton manning chose to play for the broncos and proved he still has what it takes. and the colts needed luck to replace manning for a playoff run and rall coach's battle with leukemia. >> i'm dancing to two more wins and we're hoisting that trophy together. >> bang! the jeremy lin show continues. >> reporter: in the nba, jeremy lin offered a real-life story made for broadway. and lebron james quieted his
critics, delivering a story book ending. >> it's about damn time. >> reporter: and a championship to the miami heat. in college hoops, anthony davis led kentucky's group of one and doners to a title. and baylor finished a perfect 40-0. in college football, notre dame returned to their glory, with an unbeaten season and a shot at their first title since 1988. all that stands in their way is an alabama team looking to repeat after surviving the s.e.c. happy valley mourned the loss of joe paterno. >> the ncaa vacates all wins of the penn state football team from 1998 to 2011. >> reporter: and accepted crippling sanctions. the closure came when jerry sandusky was finally put behind bars. the saints lost their coach when the nfl came down hard for bounties. and lance armstrong's legacy came off its wheels. his seven tour de france titles erased.
on the ice, owners and players made the fans forget the l.a. king's stanley cup run as the arena stayed dark with winter approaching. >> usa! usa! >> reporter: summer provided more to smile about. in london, michael phelps became the most decorated olympian in history. american athletes follow his lead, winning 104 medals in all, 46 gold. and in the major leagues, three pitchers joined elite company. >> a perfect game for felix hernandez. >> that's a perfect game. >> perfect game! >> reporter: while miguel cabrera slugged his way to the first triple crown since 1967. the giants rallied back in two playoff series and swept the tigers in the fall classic to become world series champs. other great moments rounded out the sports year. familiar faces in different places, old and new champions. legends leaving. another year of indelible images
in sports, unforgettable moments etched in our memories. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> and the cubs won the world series -- oh, wait, that hasn't happened in 185 years. >> next millenia. >> there is hope. there is hope for all those on the north side of chicago. still to come, a question for mothers. did you ever wonder what your husband and kids are doing when you're not at home? >> up next, i go behind the scenes of a dad's real-life spy cam.
♪ so this story i'm fascinated by. it's for all the moms out there who wonder what really goes on when you leave hubby with the kids. i know when i come home, it's like an explosion. >> this kansas city, missouri father decided to record his day at home with his son while the wife went away on the job, and the result is going viral. stephanie says her living room was so spotless when she got home from work, she thought her husband was lying about his elaborate playtime with his son, xavier. >> when i came home and everything was in its place, i would say, today you didn't play hard.
because everything is where it needs to be. >> reporter: but now the truth is out in this ultimate video confession called home with dada. >> i put the camera up in the corner and i wanted to capture this moment somehow, and a picture wasn't going to do it. five seconds of video wasn't going to do it, so i had to time lapse it. >> to start, xavier tips over the small basket of toys. so out comes the big toy chest. then a quick dip inside before flying in dad's arms on the couch and playing a little piano. all that playing works up an appetite, so time for a lunch break. since it's just the boys, why not ditch the shirts? after squeezing out the play saucer, it's bongo drum practice on the table. followed by a diaper change and basketball, baby style.
finally, it's time to clean up, the ultimate love letter to mom. >> i was pleasantly surprised to see that he picks up after everyone. after their play time. it's peace of mind to know that my guys are at home, just enjoying each other and having a blast. so i just love it. i love it. i can watch a million times. >> that is precious. is that the cutest thing ever? i have mixed emotions towards the dude, though, because he set the bar so high for the rest of us guys. he made us look good, but he also makes us look pathetic at the same time. >> i'm just impressed he didn't turn the television on once. i come home and the television is on fire because it's been on all day. >> sitting on the couch. >> that's the news for this half hour. happy new year, everyone. >> 2013, can you believe it? >> yes, i can actually. 2013, can you believe it? >> yes, i can actually.