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what do you suppose he thought it was? oh, there he goes. very nice. these pictures are amazing. >> look at that all day long. coming up, some of the most unusual holiday foods on the menu. and "dancing with the stars," the big winner and runner up and an unforgettable night. you are watching "world news now." ♪ yes it's my last chance for romance tonight ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by comfort medical.
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♪ it's the moment that fans of "dancing with the stars" have been waiting for. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. >> we can now reveal the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" are -- amber and derek! >> that's right. actress amber riley from "glee" and dancer derek hough took home the mirrorball trophy. brandi hitt has more.
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>> ready? >> reporter: it was a star-studded finale for "dancing with the stars." celebrities returned to the dance floor with special performances by enrique iglesias. ♪ i don't want to live in a world without you ♪ >> reporter: and lady antebellum. but in the end, it came down to the last fusion dance for the three finalists. corbin bleu performed the cha-cha and fox trot. >> the way you sway through that dance is very, very rare. >> reporter: jack osbourne danced the paso doble and salsa. >> up until last night, i thought salsa was what you ate. >> in and out and in and out, i thought your timing was good. >> reporter: and amber riley was given the quick step and sam bah. >> you did not put a foot wrong. >> reporter: the third place couple was eliminated. >> jack and cheryl. >> i thought i would be out in
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week five. and here i am, third place. i'm like i will take that. it is like rocky. he went the distance. didn't quit. >> reporter: and then season 17 "dancing with the stars" champion. >> amber and derek! >> reporter: who is now taking home the coveted mirrorball trophy. and there is no rest for the winners. amber and derek are hopping on a plane overnight to appear live on "good morning america." john and diana? >> all right. brandi, thank you. she, by the way, amber says she wants all women of all sizes and all colors to know if you put your mind to it, you can do whatever, whatever, whatever you want. >> she was great to watch. what a season. valerie harper, bill nye, snooki, what a great season. jack osbourne. >> and the ones we picked are long gone. >> first couple of weeks. >> oh, well. coming up, starting off your shopping season right. >> how do you know the black friday deals are real bargains? we have the tips you need to know.
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and ahead in our next half hour. they are the hottest boy band on earth. the secrets to one direction's success. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world
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♪ ♪ i back even if money is a little tight this holiday season, you can still get gifts for everyone on your list. that's because there's great deals out there. >> rebecca jarvis discovered some tips to save big. >> reporter: 'tis the season of an all-out war for your holiday dollar, and retailers know that sales bring you in. ♪ go, go, go, go, go, shop, shop, shop, shop ♪
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>> the american consumer likes to feel they are getting a deal. but the black friday secrets some stores don't want you to know, you might not get the great deal you think you are. >> the whole pricing system where they mark up so they can discount is built in to their business model. >> reporter: a deal or not a deal? that is the question. how's 30%? >> weak. >> everything is always discounted. so is it really a deal? >> 40, okay. now we're talking. 50? absolutely. >> reporter: here's how insiders tell us it works. take this red sweater. starting price $50. but the target price is $35. that's the price where they make a profit and the customer feels like they are getting a deal. why not just price it at $35? last year when jcpenney tried that and briefly did away with discounts, customers fled. >> as a general rule of thumb, customers should look for discounts of 30% or more. >> reporter: we call that the 30% rule. most stores expect to sell items at 30% off. so look for discounts higher than that. those are the real deals. also, price track.
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sites like -- camelcamelcamel.com let's you chart the price of an item over time. take this camera, sale price $299 but seven months ago it was ten bucks less. so that's the deal to skip. finally, in the midst of all of that holiday shopping chaos, if you think you got a dud, go back and get a price adjustment. allowing you to win the battle of the bargain. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> did i hear you talking in the makeup room that you were going to go out there for black friday and put on your battle gear? >> i don't know if i want to do it after seeing that video. people crowding in to that store. that is scary stuff. i've never done it before. here's the thing -- i want to go out shopping on friday, which happens to be black friday. do i want to get in a line for four hours to get a tv that i probably don't even need only because it's discounted? not really.
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how about you? it's all online with you. >> yeah. coming up, holiday food shot sounds festive but is anything but.
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d-tic maintenance. all right. so thanksgiving is coming up and 'tis the season to eat and be merry, to be honest with you. it's not really the time to experiment with your food. you want it to be right if you are hosting. and if you're not hosting and you're going to someone's houts, you want to it taste good. don't want anything funky or weird you haven't tried before. the next story throws that out the window. a couple of pictures of companies that decided to do things differently for this thanksgiving. it is almost more like a trick than a treat. pringles, launched new flavors, sweet cinnamon and mint chocolate. would you try any of those? >> i would try them, yes, but give me sour cream and onion. or, yeah. >> i think because it's a chip, everybody is just --
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>> try it, yes. would i -- >> i wouldn't put that on a potato. why would i put it on my chip? >> i'm with you. >> all right, so the next picture we have here looks like some kind of cake. >> that looks good. >> almost looks good. marshmallow on top and nice icing around the corners. check this out. this is a meatloaf-style beast. comprising mashed turkey, mashed sweet potato covered with toasted marshmallows. >> pass on that one. >> take a bite out of that one. >> the mashed turkey put it over the bottom for me. that's so grows. gross. then we have a bakery that decided here in new york they thought maybe some people wanted to try thanksgiving dinner all in one. so they put turkey and cranberry inside of a spiced pumpkin doughnut. >> turkey and cranberry in the doughnut? >> inside of the doughnut.
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if that doesn't sound appetizing, how about turkey and gravy in a doughnut? >> how about turkey and gravy and a doughnut for dessert. pass on that one. >> you have to to separate these things. that's a meal, not a bite. you know these annoying props you get from various web services. upgrade this, update your information and you can't go forward until you accept and decline and you don't want to do that. you want to look at it. people are getting fed up with youtube always making you want to get your google account now. so a comedy group, the caretakers, does a human depiction of the announce factor involved. >> hi, again. you want to take a shower? >> no, i don't need google plus. get out of my shower. >> no problem. i will pester you another time. >> the guy in the red is google. he is the human embodiment of google. never going away. always saying do you want the account? so many services do this.
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this morning on "world news now" -- powerful punch from the tornado threat in the southeast. to the snow, ice and wind in the northeast. the extreme conditions in the half of the ton on this -- half of the country on this busy, busy travel day. house of horrors. arizona detectives uncover the unspeakable. they say three sisters have been held against their will for years. cameras were rolling during a zookeepers brush with tiger. and winning steps. the "dancing with the stars" finale after an unforgettable season. we go backstage for the emotional scene. it is wednesday, november 27th.
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>> good morning, folks. we will begin with the pre-thanksgiving storm battering the east coast this morning after trudging across the country and killing at least 11 people. >> the powerful system is blamed for a possible tornado in morehead city, north carolina. fierce winds swept in before midnight, knocking out power, uprooting trees, and damaging buildings, including a hospital. >> with 43 million americans traveling for thanksgiving and 2.5 million of them flying, this storm packing a powerful punch. our coverage begins with gio benitez. >> reporter: for millions of americans, getting to grandma's house for thanksgiving means battling mother nature. >> it will be a hectic day on tap for us. >> heading home for the holidays could be more difficult. >> ugly weather conditions across metro atlanta. it will be a white thanksgiving. >> reporter: in portland, maine, high winds are causing traffic. in roanoke, virginia, the morning freeze turned in to afternoon downpours.
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>> sleet and freezing rain. >> reporter: up and down the east coast, the storm is causing a traffic nightmare. hundreds of accidents. just as tens of millions are expected to drive for thanksgiving. in birmingham, alabama, an 18-wheeler sliding off the road and ending up on its side. in pittsburgh, a car also slid off the road and was left dangling over a hillside. in north carolina, mostly rain. a driver ending up in a ditch. >> i went over here, came off and slid around. >> reporter: here in atlanta, we road along with the department of transportation hero unit. >> 72. >> reporter: the first responders for traffic accidents. the number one danger -- black ice. a lot of times, in weather like this, you don't see the black ice on the road. >> no, no, you won't see it until you are airborne. >> reporter: remember the black ice is perhaps the most dangerous on the roads because you really have no idea that it's even there. gio benitez, abc news, atlanta. >> all right. thank you. that possible tornado in north carolina proves how unpredictable the storm system can be. >> sure does. accuweather
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meteorologist jim dickey is showing us what to expect in the hours ahead. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and diana. the powerful winter storm batters the northeast causing a travel nightmare. soaking rainfall, strong gusty winds along the i-95 corridor. that will continue through the afternoon into the evening. snow slowly winds down across western p.a. and western new york and ice in between. this is a strengthening storm system. winds will be strong throughout the day. 50 to 60-mile-an-hour gusts. that will cause flight delays and rain on top of that. john, diana, back to you. >> jim, thank you. here's a look at the rest of the weather in the nation. from the west coast and into the midwest, it's clear and dry. rain over south florida and the stagnant air remains over the pacific northwest raising air pollution concerns for those with respiratory issues. >> temperatures will be dropping along the gulf coast, but heating up in the high plains and the northwest. another major story developing this morning. another alleged house of
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horrors. this one in tucson, arizona. >> people said to be in charge of that house? a mother and stepfather who have now been arrested. the details of the case, so far, are chilling. it started when two young girls ran to a neighbor's house and someone called police. >> they discovered two juvenile females that were extremely filthy, approximate ages 12 and 13. they had run to a neighbor's house alleging their stepfather had kicked in their bedroom door and was attempting to assault them with a knife. >> reporter: and then it got worse. >> it was alleged by the girls they had been imprisoned in their bedrooms for approximately the last two years. >> reporter: that was when officers entered the house. >> and discovered a third 17-year-old female that was also imprisoned within her bedroom, a different bedroom than the bedroom that her siblings were occupying together. >> reporter: all three were malnourishes and told police they had not bathed within the last four to six months. their living conditions said to be filthy. >> they had not seen each other in almost two years. >> reporter: some residents in
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the neighborhood say there was very little activity around the house. others reported hearing what sounded like children playing in the house at night. as we mentioned, the adults involved in the case have been arrested. so far, they are charged with suspicion of kidnapping and physical and emotional child abuse. the stepfather is also accused of sexual abuse. a deadly disaster for haitian migrants trying to make their way to the united states. at least 30 people were killed when an overcrowded boat capsized off the bahamas. and those that survived had to cling to the boat for hours before they were rescued. 150 haitians were crammed in to the 40-foot beat boat when it struck a reef and overturned. and now to dramatic video from a hero police officer in new jersey. officer scott crisinger dash cam showed him pulling a driver from a burning pickup truck and taking him to safety. and he doesn't stop there. he goes back to the truck and
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braves the flames again to see if there was anyone else inside. >> awesome video. great move. two recalls for the new ford escape this morning. one involves 140,000 vehicles that could have oil leaks. another 9,000 are being recalled for fuel leaks. the result of improper repairs for a previous recall. both could cause engine fires. the popular small suv has been recalled seven times since its redesign 18 months ago. smokers will help to fill a huge budget shortfall in chicago. the new city budget will leave chicago with the highest state and local tax on cigarettes at $7.17 per pack. the city is increasing taxes on cable tv and calling for higher parking fees to make ends meet. also under consideration, also in chicago, the first in the nation ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes. the bill is championed by the mayor, rahm emanuel, who says he sees no difference between
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e-cigarettes and the conventional type. president obama wants america to have a say when it comes to picking the national turkey. the white house launched a website featuring the two turkey finalists named caramel an popcorn. as always both birds will receive a presidential pardon today. but only one can hold the official title of national thanksgiving turkey. america, the decision is in your hands. i'm voting for caramel. i don't know why. >> oh, no. can we vote for both of them? >> i think they both get pardoned, but one is like the poster child. >> oh, i see. >> it's a good deal for both of them. trust me. they are off the hook. >> i feel better now. the holiday menu. the topic of the facebook question of the day, we want to know, what is your favorite thanks giving food? tell us about your favorites, wnnfans.com. >> what about you, john? what's your favorite? >> carbs of course, the stuffing or the biscuits. pathetic but that's what it comes down to for me. maybe the stuffing. >> stuffing. >> my mom's stuffing is awesome. how about you? >> here's the thing. i'm hispanic, my heritage is hispanic, so growing up, turkey is not something that you really eat on a regular basis. we only eat the turkey because
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it is the american tradition but there's a pork dish that we make. it's delicious. >> i think most people would prefer pork to turkey. i know i would, but it's tradition. how about a thanksgiving dessert? do you do a traditional pie or anything? >> apple caramel pie. >> nicely done. >> as long as there is tons of caramel on top. how about you? >> pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. >> is it time for thanksgiving yet? >> i'm ready. a record has been set here in new york for the most expensive printed book ever sold at auction. >> it was sold last night at sotheby's. it's a tiny book of psalms. it is called "the bay psalm book." it sold for just under $14.2 million. >> oh, my goodness. it is believed to be the first book ever printed in what's now the united states. and, in fact, the first book ever written in america. >> the book was bought over the phone by an american businessman
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and philanthropist david rubenstein, who plans to lend it to libraries around the country. >> this is not the first time he has apparently bought old stuff. he has a thing for old paper apparently. back in december of 2007, he bought an 800-year-old magna carta for $19 million. i got a book for you, david. >> the ugly warhol we read about that was $100 million and then a ferrari that we had not too long ago that went for 20 million, 40 million, something like that. >> that's right. here's the thing. people love art. i understand you can appreciate it but at least a ferrari you can drive and a book you can read. >> i happen to like warhols but this was a particularly strange warhol, not like the nice -- marilyns that are all silk-screens or anything. >> like a crash scene. >> $100 million to look at a crash scene in time lapse. go figure. coming up, the behind the scenes scoop as "dancing with the stars" champs celebrate their victory. and the ultra successful boy band one direction. who brought this group together and what makes boy bands such a
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all right. welcome back. an animal trainer recovering this morning after being attacked by a tiger. >> it happened at a zoo in australia as families looked on. abc's david wright has the
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story. >> reporter: caught on a tourist's camera, a tiger attacks its trainer. a playful demonstration, suddenly life-threatening. >> that's bad. >> reporter: the trainer's colleagues rush in to save him. as they flee, the tigers chase them. watch closely. the wounded trainer stumbles and falls. his colleagues go back to drag him to safety. shocked spectators, including kids, watched in horror. >> one of them got a bit of a bear hug on him an and just grabbed the shoulders. and he was far and away and got hi neck and arm and then a bit of blood came out. >> reporter: the trainer was air-lifted to a brisbane hospital where he is in serious
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but stable condition with bite wound ts on his shoulders and neck. the incident took place at the australia zoo. founded by steve irwin. known as "the crocodile hunter" irwin was famous for getting too close for comfort with wild animals. >> give me a kiss. >> reporter: he died in 2006 after a sting ray stung him. his approach lives on at the australia zoo. the zoo's videos show the trainers playing with tigers, as though they were kitty cats. the tigers reminded everyone they are not. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> they most certainly are not. the zoo says the sumatran tiger became overexcited during a play session. >> the animal will be allowed to stay at the zoo. i'm assuming the trainer will come back because he's raised these animals since they were cubs. and he is also one of the people that has always said they are like cats. they are cats, but not like kitty cats. >> they are like cats who are 500 pounds. >> i have to tell you, while this is probably exhilarating for the people that do it, i think as a spectator -- if i'm going to a zoo, i want to see what an animal is like in the wild. because i can't go on a safari. i don't know that i want to see
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a person in there putting their life at risk, playing with these huge animals with a bag of whatever that thing was. >> it seems big cats and air shows are constantly on the news for things going wrong. >> exactly. all right. coming up, how do they do it? the new "dancing with the stars" champs talk about their big win. and feisty alec baldwin on a career setback. we will have that in the mix. >> announcer: "world news now" contin
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we have a new champion on "dancing with the stars." >> oh. >> the three finalists, amber riley, corbin bleu, jack osbourne, vying for the trophy. >> the new winners of "dancing with the stars" are amber and derek. [ cheers and applause ] >> her reaction is so cool. >> how are you feeling now? >> you put so much hard work in, you start wanting it. the more we did it, i was just like, i just want it. i really, really want that mirror ball trophy with everything i went through. i had needles in my knees and i don't like needles. >> she is just so sassy and fun to watch. and derek hough, the fifth time
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he's won now. he has the magic touch. corbin bleu was awesome. the times i saw him dance i don't know but i think he was personally the best. jack osbourne who came in third, he was the only sort of non-dancer background type. so for him to go that far, he likened it to rocky where he went the distance. really amazing. and great highlights. bill nye hit the floor again. valerie harper was back, snooki. some season, wasn't it. >> and carrie ann inaba cade it at the end that amber did not have one foot misplaced. look at her moves. >> she is loving every minute of it. >> the winners will be on "gma" later today. >> very cool. moving on to this. not such good news for alec baldwin whose show on msnbc is being cancelled. "up late with alec baldwin" aired five episodes. he got some pretty good reviews. he had a half million viewers in the first three episodes. the last two, a dip in viewers. and all of this is stemming from that incident that happened a couple of week ago, where he
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blurted out an anti-gay slur at a photographer on the streets of new york city. and it specialed out of control there. he essentially said he lost his cool because he was -- he didn't realize what he said was offensive to gay people. and then he said he was trying to protect his family. and then he said the photographer misunderstood what he said because he said the word fat head instead. it made no sense and msnbc suspended him two weeks and they have come out with a mutual statement saying he is gone. >> you have to choose your words better. >> yes. >> frankie muniz from "malcolm in the middle," second stroke in a year. new york daily news reporting this. it's really a shame. he described the experience as miserable. the former "malcolm in the middle" star said almost a year to the day i experienced another mini stroke. hopefully it will be my last, i'm miserable. that was a treat from him. he suffered another one last november which he described to "good morning america." this is scary. listen to this. he said i couldn't say words and i thought i was saying them.
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he told the show. my fiance was looking at me like i was speaking a foreign language. he couldn't get the language going. he just said if he never does acting again, that would be okay with him. we wish him the best. >> poor thing. 27 is incredibly young. cool video to show you. prince william took the stage with jon bon jovi and taylor swift. check this out. this was at the winter white gala at kensington morales. and it happened on monday night. he's done karaoke. we have heard rumors he can be a little singer but this was incredible. i'm going to stop talking and you will hear the rest of the singing. and that was "the skinny." ♪ ♪ livin' on a prayer ♪ take my hand we'll make it i swear ♪ ♪ whoa living on a prayer [ cheers and applause ]
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>> reporter: of course this. [ screaming ] we heard the screams before. for the monkeys. ♪ hey, hey we're the monkeys and people say we monkey around ♪ >> reporter: new kids on the block. ♪ the right stuff >> reporter: and the '90s boy band gods, nsync. ♪ tearing up my heart when i'm with you ♪ ♪ you don't know you're beautiful that's what makes you beautiful ♪ >> reporter: now, one direction. like the boy bands before them, the product of an off-stage musical mastermind. in their case, simon cowell. >> i just said, why don't we put these five in to a group and it literally took ten minutes. >> reporter: who do you see that is your favorite?
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he turned them into what business insider estimates could be a $1 billion juggernaut by applying a timeless formula. louis is the jokester, liam the mature one. and niall, the sweetheart. i spoke to him. you turn out more crowds every time. is it still a rush? >> of course. never get used to what's going on. ♪ you don't know you're beautiful. ♪ you light up my world >> reporter: sara haines, abc news, new york. >> i don't know if between us we could name a single one direction song. >> wait, a song. harry stiles is one of the guys in one direction. >> that cheat sheet came in handy. you must have been a boy band fan. who is yours? >> i fell in between boy bands. new kids on the block was before my time.
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good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here's the top headlines we are following on "world news now." the monster storm bearing down on the east coast with soaking rain and snow is being blamed for triggering a possible tornado in north carolina. more twisters may be on the way. stay tuned for the travelers forecast from accuweather, coming up. three sisters in tucson, arizona, now safe, after bn being held in an alleged house of horrors for years. they are 17, 13 and 12 years old. their mother and stepfather in custody facing kidnapping and several abuse charges. the nation's highest court will hear a challenge to obama care by employers. they are complaining about being forced to provide contraception to their employees, despite religious objections. "glee" star amber riley is now the queen of the ballroom.
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she and her partner, derek hough, took home the mirrorball trophy on "dancing with the stars." you will see them later on "good morning america" in times square. those are some of the top stories on the day before thanksgiving. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> amber riley, wow. >> yeah. so much fun to watch. >> also corbin bleu, wow. >> he moved so -- he looked like a pro. >> they all did. that is what was crazy and wonderful about this season. after a while it got to the point where you couldn't tell who the pro and amateur dancer was. >> and jack osbourne who maybe wasn't quite as slick as amber and corbin, but he was the only one with a nondancing background. for him to hang in there that
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long is impressive, too. >> and the fact he improved so much from week one to the last week. >> got the feeling like i could be that guy. not corbin. he was too darn good. >> nowhere near corbin. >> or amber, that's right. the massive storm sweeping up the east coast, putting thanksgiving dinner in jeopardy for millions of americans. >> the system unleashed a line of violent weather including a possible tornado in morehead city. a number of buildings there were badly damaged. a roof torn the fierce winds knocki pow whaf this trampoline into the trees. >> further inland, they are getting pound by heavy snow and freezing rain. the storm has already dumped more than a half foot of snow in by the time it's a areas could be buriender to 18 inches of snow. and dangerous winds moving into new york city are threatening to ground the iconic balloons at the macy's
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thanksgiving day parade. the giant characters will not be allowed to lift off with gusty winds and it's not looking good. tomorrow's forecast is calling for gusts of 36 miles an hour. too strong for those balloons. flight delays are expected to pile up today as the rain and snow picks up in some of the country's busiest airports. that could mean a messy getaway for of an abc's david kerley has more as passengers try to get ahead of >> reporter: worried about the weather, passengers are hittin but in some cases, even that is not enough. >> i had a job interview in little rock and got stuck in houston because my flight was delayed. so i missed my fl 2.4 million people will fly the second busiesti da that is, if they can fly. the east coast storm could cancel or delay flights. for airlines, the pressure i >> does it get any bigger than thanksgivin >> i would say the combination of thanksgiving and christmas is
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indeed our super bowl, our chance to shine. >> good job. want a job? >> reporter: we joined this united crew as they turned around this 737 in an hour and a half. cleaning, refuelling, unloading luggage and reloading bags. i even joined dejuan in the belly of the plane. man, that is heavy. how can somebody pack that much stuff in there? this jet headed to l.a. left on time. as the storm sits over the east coast, major hubs could be affected. new york the biggest. boston and philly could have trouble too. it could be a tough day on wednesday. david kerley, abc news at united's o'hare comand > t forrs >> our coverage continu accuweather where meteorologist jim dickey has the latest. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and diana. we continue to track our powerful winter storm here, streaking up the eastern seaboard.
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a mixed bag of precipitation. we have ice. we have snow and of course the soaking rain. in many cases, flo this will be almost an entirely rain event along the i-95 corridor. the low strengthens here. also bringing strong gusty winds. again the ice across the p.awste all, a travel nightmare. expect widespread flight cancellations winds from 50 to 60 miles an hour in gusts. and that will cause flight delays and cancellations alone, and you pack the rain and snow on top of that. a nightmare. john and diana, back to you. >> thank you. a suspect is arrested. in theothe and her they say david cornell bent jr. the crime scene in the southeastern part of the state. the police identified the victims as a 29-year-old nurse and her children ages 4, 5 and . relatives say thn sust haad. and there were a few terrifying moments for a
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detroit-area family after the police raided the wrong house. jacqueline houston says she heard the sound fron oorg toingeound fron ten cops bust into the house. she was handcuffed and placed on the floor. police later admitted they were looking for a previous tenant for insurance fraud. scary. >> oh, my goodness. >> oh, my goolvtity ad some of the suspects that were being sought were accused of making $1 million off of this scheme. but not jacqueline. >> no. not poor jacqueline. >> she happened to be caught in the cross hairs of the police there. >> the cops did apologize and some of the officers did stick around and helped her clean up. that would be the at least they could do in that situation. compensation from the city for all the other damage? >> like the door and this and that. yowoul so,ht. o cf3 > on.s. cf1 with iran will help to bring their loae former fbi agent robert levinson has been held hostage in iran longer than any other american. with more from this puzzling case, here's our chief
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investigative correspondent brian ross. >> please help me get home. >> reporter: no american has been held hostage longer than former fbi agent robert levinson. the once clean cut, 65-year-old florida man last seen alive in this video released two years ago appearing dishevelled in a gray prison suit. >> 33 years of service to the united states deserves something. >> reporter: there were signs of some progress with an unusually delicate statement from the white house respectfully asking, not demanding, that iran help secure levinson's safe return. >> it's the code word as a country that tends to be sensitive of how it is approached and how you ask questions of it. >> reporter: levinson was reported missing during a trip he took in 2007 to the kish island as a private investigator after he retired from the fbi. iran has denied holding him, but u.s. investigators don't believe
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that. the levinson family hopes the seeming thaw in u.s.-iranian relations could lead to his release. although u.s. officials say his case was not part of the recent talks in geneva. >> we have raised, repeatedly raised his case. >> reporter: iran has been holding two other americans. levinson's wife, christine, told me this seventh thanksgiving without bobby will be almost impossible to bear, as it will be for the other two families, as well. brian ross, abc news, new york. well, the u.s. sending a message to china. it doesn't buy its latest territorial claims. two b-52 bombers flew through contested air space in the china sea yesterday. the region is claimed by china, japan and taiwan. this week china said it controls that air space and all flights must comply with there's been no reaction by the chinese to the two u.s. flights.
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another message to the faithope almost a complete turnaround traon a denouncing the global financial system that shuts out the poor, francis says the church must be more active and merciful in seeking out the poor and oppressed and welcoming more in phe fold. ready for around the world begin celebrating hanukkah tonight. it's the first time the two holidays have coincided in 125 years and by the way, this is not going to happen again for the another 78,000 years. food is an important part of the holidays. so we will see a lot of culinary mash ups for what some are calling thanksgivukkah. >> adam sandler has to come out. >> come on, adam. >> love it. while the rest of the country digs in to their holiday feast, tomorrow, a woman from minneapolis will be celebrating her birthday. >> this is no ordinary birthday
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nor is she an ordinary woman. her name happens to be happy thanksgiving reynolds. as in happy thanksgiving she turns 43 this week. >> happy thanksgiving explains that she was a child of hippies in the 1970s and she says her peace-loving parents didn't pick out a name in advance because they believed in letting karma name their bundle of joy. happy thanksgg re we faukd talked about it. if she was born on black friday, she would be black friday reynolds. >> happy veteran's day reynolds. happy independence day reynolds what would be better. >> maybe merry christmas. >> happy new year's reynolds. >> any other we are missing? >> there's got to be a big one. i'm sure someone on twitter is going to take -- >> black friday is not bad. coming up, the holiday movie season begins today. and we will preview two films later in "insomniac theater." and lady gaga and kermit the frog have plenty to say about their thanksgiving special. and fast food restaurants are going deluxe. the new menus just may tempt you. you are watching "world news now." ♪
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♪ food are hardly ever used in the same sentence. >> this morning we change all of that. abc's tahman bradley talks about some big changes that are taking place in some of america's most familiar restaurants. >> hot chicken.
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>> reporter: two fast food giants have gone upscare. p popeye's ditched the chicken and biscuits image and is rebranding itself as a louisiana kitchen. and mcdonald's, where you can get a latte with your burger, the golden arches are finally gold. >> nice pizzazz to it. >> reporter: there is big money at stake. this year alone national restaurant association predicts fast food sales soaring to more than $188 billion. popeye's and mcdonald's want their share. >> we quickly made the decision that we wanted to take back the brand, back to that heritage, to the way it started, this louisiana heritage. >> reporter: you walk in to a renovated mcdonald's or popeye's
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like this o you lthe are o you ni >> reporse mcdonald's customers dine on leather seats with a big-screen plasma tv. >> this is your new look at mcdonald's. a modern contemporary look. >> reporter: the menu is still the same. popeye's still has the red beans and rice. mcdonald's the same menu. you can still get french fries but both are trying t mcdonald's has added calorie counts to menu boards and says it has reduced sodium by 12%. popeye's boasts it added 23 menu items that are 350 calories or less. but it is not clear if the customers are going for healthier choices. a number of familiar casual dining and fast food chains have started renovating and/or reimaging. among them california pizza kitchen, wendy's and taco bell. one big change at the mccafe, the iconic ronald mcdonald is missing. are you ditching the clown? >> what? ronald is our favorite guy. we love ronald mcdonald. >> reporter: i don't see him. i see the round tables. the lattes. >> you know what, ronald has a very heavy schedule. >> reporter: tahman bradley, abc news, washington.
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>> wow, interesting, right? >> i'm sticking to my guns here. we were talking while we were watching this, if you are not a mcdonald's eater or a popeye's eater, are you going in because there are leather seats and big-screen tvs? >> like scott our producer says in our ear, i would avoid it less. if i went in maybe it was the only thing open and said, it is nice. i may come back. i enjoy being there. >> but if you feel icky on the inside because you have had a being mac. >> you leave there going never again. but then you have to have another one. i want popeye's fried chicken. >> me too. coming up, why miss piggy is green with envy over lady gaga. and the low down on the alleged love triangle with kermit. we talked to the parties involved to try to get the real story. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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well, this thanksgiving, we, here, at abc news, are offering you a way to snap out of your coma. >> it is part music, part drama, we are up all night line with cameron mathison. ♪ applause applause applause >> reporter: lady gaga may have become famous for outrageous outfits and shocking videos like "bad romance. ♪ i want your ugly ♪ i want your disease >> reporter: but her take on thanksgiving is surprisingly traditional. >> hi. how are you? >> great. how are you? >> nice to see you. >> reporter: this year, she is celebrating with the muppets. >> it's been a dream come true of mine, really. i love the muppets so much. >> reporter: she and kermit perform a duo of her song "gypsy." ♪ i don't want to be alone forever but i can be tonight ♪ ♪ i don't want to be alone forever but i love gypsy life ♪
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>> reporter: you guys seem to have really good chemistry. you work together well. >> we like each other a lot. >> i am lower on the food chain but there is chemical stuff going on. we both have little monsters in our lives and probably big ones, too. >> reporter: offlimits, any discussion of their alleged love triangle with miss piggy. >> next question. >> reporter: i hit a nerve here. >> not a good thing. >> reporter: let's talk about thanksgiving. muppets gave gaga creative input on the show. >> we have a finale to plan. >> just let me know if i press too hard or not hard enough. one hen, no waiting. >> how do we make in the greatest finale in the history of finales? >> in the history of finales, oh, me, me. chickens. >> and? >> i didn't get any further than that. >> how about rubber chickens? >> i like that idea, fozzie.
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♪ >> reporter: and sir elton john performs a new version of one of his greatest hits. ♪ gaga and the jets >> hey, that's not the words. >> reporter: you have any thanksgiving traditions? >> the food. i love the food. we have casserole. >> we have been talking about togetherness and how it is fun to celebrate the holidays with people that you love and how that's the most important thing. ♪ he's got electric boots >> reporter: cameron mathison, abc news, los angeles. ♪ i read it in a magazine whoa >> that's great. >> i'm still trying to get to the bottom of the love triangle. >> yes. >> what's going on and why didn't we hear from miss piggy? >> she's going to have a lot to the say about this. >> i have a funny feeling we haven't heard the last of that. >> lady gaga on a charm offensive lately. keeping it real. being down to earth. >> every once in a while she brings back the crazy outfits
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♪ kicking off the start of our extended holiday weekend is our weekly "insomniac theater," highlights two films that couldn't be any less alike. >> we will start with "home front." the story of a troubled dea agent that moves to a small town with his daughter and crosses paths with a band of drug traffickers led by james franco. it is described as "breaking bad" would have been if sylvester stallone would have written it. >> she's at home, all by herself. just waiting on you to come tuck her sorry [ muted ] in and read her a bed time story. >> the reviewers are not kind to
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"home front" calling it disappointingly dull and cliche. getting only a 25% on rotten tomatoes. "the arizona republic" writing, franco, as is often the case, seemgs to be acting in his own private movie and having a dwrand old time doing it. results for the audience may vary. the newark star ledger says, it works in a grander way but there are no surprises. now on to something more uplifting and holiday themed. black nativity pairs forest whitaker and jennifer hudson in father/daughter roles in a contemporary harlem-based story of a black family trying to bridge years of distance on christmas eve. the movie is rich with gospel infused christmas carols, featuring an all-star cast of voices including mary j. blige and tyree. ♪ little boy in a manger >> listen to me. you are my grandson and i love you.
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the reverend and i would do anything for you and your mother. all she has to do is ask. >> she won't ask. you know she won't. >> unfortunately, despite the high-powered talent, the movie is falling short with many reviewers, getting just a 50% on rotten tomatoes. "the chicago tribune" praising forest whitaker's performance describing it as on the rock even when the confrontations and evasions get a little ridiculous he is neither wholly saint nor sinner but something like a human being. "entertainment weekly" writes, kasi lemmons's black nativity is a lot like a glazed holiday ham -- sticky, sweet, and all too easy to mess up. >> too bad. both sound a little lackluster. >> i have to tell you, black nativity is like a musical but i'm over christmas musicals. >> reviewers aren't always right. keep an open mind. >> check it out. that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now" -- holiday mayhem. reports of a tornado in north carolina. powerful winds, snow, and ice force thanks giving travelers to make costly decisions. >> it was many hundreds of dollars to change our tickets. >> the chaos expected today at bier airports as this major storm slams the big hub. sensitive issue. the supreme court considers complaints from businesses over obama care. should the president's health care plan require coverage for birth control? celebrating champions. the "dancing with the stars" final round and the excitement as the season's winners are named. >> amber and derek. [ cheers and applause ] >> the tight competition. the impressive dance moves. and a memorable night in the ballroom.
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we will take you to l.a. on this wednesday, november 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good morning. we're going to get right to it on this wednesday morning. we begin with the nasty storm bearing down on the east coast as millions of americans head out for thanksgiving holiday. tornado warnings have been posted in the south, and a twister may be to blame for damaging several buildings and knocking down trees in morehead city, north carolina. >> this is what the major storm looks like from space. it is moving in from texas, now slamming every eastern state with ferocious winds, rain, or snow. our coverage begins now. with abc's devin dwyer. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. this storm is already blamed in at least a dozen deaths as it barrelled off the east koets. it is wreaking havoc on travel at the worst possible time. on the east coast, a wet, wintry slog to thanksgiving day. >> the biggest snowstorm we have seen in quite some time along
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the east coast. and it's happening on the busiest travel week of the year. >> reporter: snow and ice have made travel treacherous in western pennsylvania and parts of new york. while soaking rain is snarling traffic from florida to new jersey. at the airports, flyers are bracing for the worst. some willing to pay more to make sure they get home. >> it was many hundreds of dollars to change our tickets, but we had family plans in chicago that we can't miss. >> reporter: 25 million americans will get on a plane this week, jamming major airline hubs all across the country. those crowded runways, made worse by the weather with ripple effects felt coast to coast. >> weather is fine here. i don't know what is going on over there. so we're here nice and early and we hope to get out of here. >> reporter: if you are heading to the airport, take these travel tips with you. check your airline's website to see if they allow flight changes for free. sign up for their apps for the
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latest on any delays. by thursday, the storm will be gone. but strong winds behind it could spoil an 87-year tradition. those giant balloons in macy's thanksgiving day parade could be grounded. this morning more than a dozen states have winter weather advisories. here in the nation's capital, there isn't any snow. but it is starting to feel like christmas. the white house tree arrives on friday. john and diana? >> all right, devin, thank you. holiday travel aside, the morning commute for millions of people headed to work later this morning will be a challenge. >> our coverage continues at accuweather with meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and diana. a powerful winter storm continues to batter the northeast through the day. a travel nightmare in many locations as this low is strengthening. strong, gusty winds, soaking rain. this is primarily a rain event. along the i-95 corridor. it will come down heavily at times. watch out for flooding along with the ice and snow. western p.a. through western new york. this low is strengthening. with that we are seeing strong, gusting winds. the winds alone likely leading to flight cancellations here. you pack the heavy rain on top of that, you're just furthering
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the issues. good news is, after all of this we quiet things down on thanksgiving. keeping it cold across the northeast with gusty winds and drying things out. a couple of showers in southern california the only issue. john, diana, back to you. >> jim, thank you. all right, so right now, in north carolina, where there's a suspected tornado that's touched down. we've got the two minor injuries, thank goodness. but there's a lot of damage. heavy damage to a couple of buildings. one building roof completely ripped off. another building the roof was half ripped off. >> as we speak rescuers are going through the buildings to make sure no one is inside and injured. scary stuff. the big problem for air travelers today, by the way, these people will be dealing with wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles an hour at all these hubs. and the planes have to be spaced out when it gets that windy and that leads to the long delays. >> and flights are grounded. when there's that much wind and that heavy and that powerful, they are not going to take off any of the planes.
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>> a wild one. >> true. >> we will track the nasty storms and get damage reports on "good morning america" and "america this morning." moving on to a developing story from arizona we have been covering overnight. three young sisters who authorities say have been held captive by their mother and stepfather. police say the unidentified girls are 17, 13 and 12 years old. their case broke when the youngest two escaped from a house where they were being held and ran to a neighbor's home. all three sisters are malnourished and they claim they had not bathed in up to six months. the adults are under arrest, charged with suspicion of kidnapping and several counts of abuse. a virginia lawmaker stabbed by his son is out of the hospital and tweeting, and e-mailing about that attack. creigh deeds says the mental health system failed his son who suffered from bipolar disorder. 24-year-old gus deeds killed himself after attacking ining h father. deeds e-mailed a reporter saying
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i'm alive for a reason and i will work for change. i owe that to my precious son. the president's health care law facing another challenge in the supreme court. justices have agreed to decide whether employers must provide contraceptive coverage even when it goes against their religion. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: hobby lobby plays christian music in its 550 stores, and else is some religious-oriented gifts. but mostly, it's an arts and crafts shop. the business model includes being closed on sunday promotes a christian lifestyle and full birth control coverage mandated by obama care does not. >> we do everything we possibly can to be a help to our employees of how they can structure their life based on biblical principles. >> reporter: the owners of hobby lobby don't want to pay for health insurance that pays for post conception birth control for its 25,000 employees. telling the supreme court the so-called contraception mandate violates their religion. >> my convictions enter into how we run our business. >> reporter: the first amendment guarantees individuals the right to practice their religion as
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they wish. now the supreme court will decide if for-profit corporations have that same right. >> this would be the first time the supreme court has ever recognized that corporations are protected in their religious liberty in the same way that living, breathing human beings are. >> reporter: the practical effect of hobby lobby and a second business called conestoga, a kitchen cabinet company run by mennonites, winning in the supreme court could mean any business claiming to be religious would be exempt from a fundamental principle of obama care. birth control at no cost for most women. >> the women employed by these companies are legally entitled to no-cost, fda approved contraception coverage and the employers are trying to take that away from them based on their own religious views. >> reporter: making your boss' faith a question to ask in future job interviews. jim avila, abc news, the supreme court. lawmakers on capitol hill are getting an "f" when it comes to doing their jobs.
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with just a few days left in the session, a new report finds that this congress is one of the least productive on record. only 52 laws have been passed since january. compare that to the 113 new laws during the first year of president bush's second term. experts say fewer lawmakers are willing to work toward a consensus. president obama wrapped up a west coast tour with a visit to the dreamworks studio near los angeles. president obama says, thanks to television and movies, the rest of the world has had a front-row seat for america's march toward progress. the president noted that shows like abc's "modern family" helps to transmit american values to millions around the globe. no early christmas present for o.j. simpson who lost his recent bid for a new trial and possible freedom. a judge in las vegas rejected all of his claims that his lawyer had a conflict of interest, and his attorney concealed the chance of a plea bargain deal, and that his lawyer was incompetent. simpson is serving 9 to 33 years
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in prison for a 2007 kidnapping and robbery. bombshell allegations of drug abuse have surfaced against lawson. months after her high-profile divorce, an e-mail from her ex-husband was read, saying she was so high on drugs she allowed personal assistants to spend whatever they want. the two assistants are on trial for spending $500,000 of the couple's money on themselves. they claim lawson used cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs daily during their marriage. a claim she denies. well, less than two months after its debut, alec baldwin's new talk show is no more. msnbc suspended "up late with alec baldwin" for two weeks after he used an anti-gay slur during a confrontation with a photographer. baldwin later posted an apology. the actor and the network issued a joint statement confirming the show will not be returning. quite a sight for kayakers off the coast of san diego, a swarm of sharks. hundreds of leopard sharks spotted feet from the water's edge.
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marine biologists say most of the sharks are pregnant and they swim to the warm waters to incubate their embryos. we've seen some amazing wildlife coverage out of pretoria, south africa. >> self-proclaimed animal behaviorist called the lion whisperer is showing off his close encounters with lions and hyenas from a remote-controlled car. >> look at that. slow motion shot of these majestic creatures. they are truly curious. >> they really are. you can tell that these are younger lions because their side. but, whoa, and there it is. >> can we eat it, can we eat it? no, it is a toy. >> even if we can't, i'm going to. some people are arguing that it's too close for comfort. i don't mind the pictures as long as he is in the safety of his own car. if he is getting out to retrieve this while the lions and hyenas are around him. >> those are incredible pictures. that's what it looks like when you're lying on the ground and they're in your face.
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now we know. >> hopefully, gopro will be the only reason we know that. >> i wonder if that device still works. >> after the lion grabbed it and took off? what do you suppose he thought it was? oh, there he goes. very nice. these pictures are amazing. >> look at that all day long. coming up, some of the most unusual holiday foods on the menu. and all of the excitement and anticipation on the "dancing with the stars" stage. the big winner and runner up, and an unforgettable night. you are watching "world news now." ♪ yes it's my last chance for romance tonight ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by comfort medical.
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♪ it's the moment that fans of "dancing with the stars" have been waiting for. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. >> we can now reveal the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" are -- amber and derek! >> that's right. actress amber riley from "glee" and dancer derek hough took home the mirrorball trophy. abc's brandi hitt is in l.a. with more. >> you ready? >> reporter: it was a star-studded finale for "dancing with the stars." season 17.
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all 12 celebrities returned to the dance floor with special performances by enrique iglesias. ♪ i don't want to live in a world without you ♪ >> reporter: and lady antebellum. ♪ we're really not that far apart ♪ >> reporter: but in the end, it all came down to the last fusion dance for the three finalists. ♪ corbin bleu performed the cha-cha and fox trot. >> the way you sway through that dance is very, very rare. >> reporter: jack osbourne danced the paso doble and salsa. >> up until last night, i thought salsa was what you ate. >> in and out and in and out, your timing was very good. >> reporter: and amber riley was given the quick step and the samba. >> you did not put a foot wrong. >> reporter: the third place couple was eliminated. >> jack and cheryl. >> i thought i would be out in week five. and here i am, third place.
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like, i'll take that. to me, it's like rocky. he went the distance. he didn't quit. >> reporter: and then came the being announcement of the season 17 "dancing with the stars" champion. >> amber and derek! >> reporter: who is now taking home the coveted mirrorball trophy. and there is no rest for the winners. amber and derek are hopping on a plane overnight so they can appear live on "good morning america." john and diana? >> all right. brandi, thank you. she, by the way, amber says she wants all women of all sizes and all colors to know if you put your mind to it, you can do whatever, whatever, whatever you want. >> she was great to watch. what a season. valerie harper, bill nye, bill engvall. snooki, what a great season. jack osbourne. nondancer. >> the only ones that were missing. >> and the ones we picked are long gone. >> first couple of weeks. >> oh, well. coming up, starting off your shopping season right. >> how do you know the black friday deals are real bargains? we have the tips you need to know. and ahead in our next half
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♪ ♪ i'm back even if money is a little tight this holiday season, you can still get gifts for everyone on your list. that's because there's great deals out there. >> rebecca jarvis discovered some tips to save big. >> reporter: 'tis the season of an all-out war for your holiday dollar, and retailers know that the sales are what lures you in. ♪ go, go, go, go, go, shop, shop, shop, shop ♪ >> the american consumer likes to feel they are getting a deal. >> normally $20. >> reporter: but the black friday secret ts some stores
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don't want you to know. you may not be getting the great deals you think you are. >> the whole pricing system where they mark up so they can discount is built in to their business model. >> reporter: a deal or not a deal? that is the question. how's 30%? >> weak. >> everything is always discounted. so is it really a deal? >> 40, okay. now we're talking. 50? absolutely. >> reporter: here's how insiders tell us it works. take this red sweater. starting price $50. but the company's target price is actually $35. that's the price where they make a profit and the customer feels like they are getting a deal. why not just price it at $35? last year, when j.c. penney tried that and briefly did away with discounts, customers fled. >> as a general rule of thumb, customers should look for discounts of 30% or more. >> reporter: we call that the 30% rule. most stores expect to sell items at 30% off. so look for discounts higher than that. those are the real deals. also, price track. sites like camelcamelcamel.com
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let you chart the price of an item over time. take this brand name camera for example. sale price, $299. but seven months ago, it was ten bucks less. so that's the deal to skip. finally, in the midst of all of that holiday shopping chaos, if you think you got a dud, go back and get a price adjustment. allowing you to win the battle of the bargain. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> did i hear you talking in the makeup room that you were going to go out there for black friday and get in -- put on your battle gear? >> i don't know if i want to do it after seeing that video. people crowding in to that store. that is scary stuff. i've never done it before. here's the thing -- i want to go out shopping on friday, which happens to be black friday. do i want to get in a line for four hours to get a tv that i probably don't even need only because it's discounted? not really. >> not really. >> how about you? it's all online with you. >> yeah.
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coming up, holiday food that sounds festive but is anything but. coming up, holiday food shot sounds festive but is anything but.
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d-tic maintenance. all right. so thanksgiving is coming up and 'tis the season to eat and be merry, to be honest with you. it's not really the time to start experimenting with your food. you want it to be right if you are hosting. and if you're not hosting and you're going to someone's house, you want to it taste good. don't want anything funky or weird you haven't tried before. well, the next story just throws that right out the window. we're going to show you a couple of pictures of companies that decided to do things differently for this thanksgiving. it almost feels like it's halloween. it is almost more like a trick than a treat. pringles, launched new flavors, sweet cinnamon and mint chocolate. >> mint chocolate pringles? >> would you try any of those? >> i would try them, yes, but give me sour cream and onion. >> i think because it's a chip,
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everybody is just -- >> try it, yes. would i -- >> i wouldn't put that on a potato. why would i put it on my chip? >> i'm with you. what else you got? >> all right, so the next picture we have here looks like some kind of cake. >> that looks good. >> almost looks good. marshmallow on top. what might look like nice icing around the corners. check this out. this is a meatloaf-style beast. comprising mashed turkey, mashed potato, mashed sweet potato, covered with toasted marshmallows. >> pass on that one. >> take a bite out of that one. the mashed turkey put it over the bottom for me. that's so gross. then we have a bakery that decided here in new york they thought maybe some people wanted to try thanksgiving dinner all in one. so they put turkey and cranberry inside of a spiced pumpkin doughnut. >> turkey and cranberry in the doughnut? >> inside of the doughnut. and, if that doesn't sound appetizing, how about turkey and gravy in a doughnut?
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>> how about turkey and gravy and a doe -- doughnut for dessert? pass on that one. >> you have to to separate these things. that's a meal, not a bite. you know these annoying props you get from various web services. upgrade this, update your information and you can't go forward until you hit yes and accept and decline and some people don't want to deal with it. people are getting fed up with youtube always making you want to get your google account now. so a comedy group, the caretakers, does a human depiction of the annoyance factor involved. >> hi, again. you want to take a shower? how about joining google plus first? >> no, i don't need google plus. get out of my shower. >> no problem. i will pester you another time. >> the guy in the red is google. he is the human embodiment of google. never going away. always saying do you want the account? so many services do this. try to log on to your e-mail and get prompts for your phone number.
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this morning on "world news now" -- powerful punch from the tornado threat in the southeast. to the snow, ice and wind in the northeast. the extreme conditions in the half of the country on this busy, busy travel day. house of horrors. arizona detectives uncover the unspeakable. they say three sisters have been held against their will for years. their jaw-dropping claims and who is under arrest. cameras were rolling during an animal trainer's extremely close call with zoo cokeepers searching for answers. and winning steps. the "dancing with the stars" finale after an unforgettable season. we go backstage for the emotional scene. it is wednesday, november 27th.
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>> good morning, folks. we will begin with the pre-thanksgiving storm battering the east coast this morning after trudging across the country and killing at least 11 people. >> the powerful system is blamed for a possible tornado in morehead city, north carolina. fierce winds swept in before midnight, knocking out power, uprooting trees, and damaging buildings, including a hospital. >> with 43 million americans traveling for thanksgiving and 2.5 million of them flying, this storm packing a powerful punch. our coverage begins with gio benitez. >> reporter: for millions of americans, getting to grandma's house for thanksgiving means battling mother nature. >> it will be a hectic day on tap for us. >> heading home for the holidays could be made more difficult. >> ugly weather conditions across metro atlanta. >> it will be a white thanksgiving. >> reporter: all the way up in portland, maine, high winds are causing traffic. in roanoke, virginia, the morning freeze turned in to afternoon downpours. >> sleet and freezing rain. >> reporter: up and down the
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eathe storm is causing a traffic nightmare. hundreds of accidents. just as tens of millions are expected to drive for thanksgiving. in birmingham, alabama, an 18-wheeler sliding off the road and ending up on its side. in pittsburgh, a car also slid off the road and was left dangling over a hillside. in north carolina, mostly rain. a driver ending up in a ditch. >> i hydroplaned over here and slid off and came around. >> reporter: here in atlanta, we road along with the department of transportation hero unit. >> 10-72. >> reporter: the first responders for traffic accidents. the number one danger -- black ice. a lot of times, in weather like this, you don't see the black ice on the road. >> no, no, you won't see it until you are airborne. >> reporter: remember the black ice is perhaps the most dangerous on the roads because you really have no idea that it's even there. gio benitez, abc news, atlanta. >> all right. thank you. that possible tornado in north carolina proves how unpredictable the storm system can be. >> sure does. accuweather meteorologist jim dickey is showing us what to
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expect in the hours ahead. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and diana. the powerful winter storm continues to batter the northeast here today, causing a travel nightmare. soaking rainfall, strong gusty winds along the i-95 corridor. that will continue through the afternoon into the evening. snow slowly winds down across western p.a. and western new york and ice in between. this is a strengthening storm system. winds will be strong throughout the day. 50 to 60-mile-an-hour gusts. that will cause flight delays alone, and the rain on top of that. john, diana, back to you. >> jim, thank you. here's a look at the rest of the weather in the nation. from the west coast and into the midwest, it's clear and dry. rain over south florida and the stagnant air remains over the pacific northwest raising air pollution concerns for those with respiratory issues. >> temperatures will be dropping along the gulf coast, but heating up in the high plains and the northwest. another major story developing this morning. another alleged house of horrors. this one in tucson, arizona.
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>> people said to be in charge of that house? a mother and stepfather who have now been arrested. the details of the case, so far, are chilling. it started when two young girls ran to a neighbor's house and someone there called police. >> they discovered two juvenile females that were extremely filthy, approximate ages 12 and 13. they had run to a neighbor's house alleging their stepfather had kicked in their bedroom door and was attempting to assault them with a knife. >> reporter: and then it got worse. >> it was alleged by the girls they had been imprisoned in their bedrooms for approximately the last two years. >> reporter: that was when officers entered the house. >> and discovered a third 17-year-old female that was also imprisoned within her bedroom, a different bedroom than the bedroom that her siblings were occupying together. >> reporter: all three were malnourished and told police they had not bathed within the last four to six months. their living conditions said to be filthy. >> they had not seen each other in almost two years. >> reporter: some residents in
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the neighborhood say there was very little activity around the house. others reported hearing what sounded like children playing in the house at night. as we mentioned, the adults involved in the case have been arrested. so far, they are charged with suspicion of kidnapping and physical and emotional child abuse. the stepfather is also accused of sexual abuse. a deadly disaster for haitian migrants trying to make their way to the united states. at least 30 people were killed when an overcrowded sailboat capsized off the bahamas. and those that survived had to cling to the boat for hours before they were rescued. 150 haitians were crammed in to the 40-foot boat when it struck a reef and overturned. and now to dramatic video from a hero police officer in new jersey. officer scott crisinger dash cam showed him pulling a driver from a burning pickup truck and dragging him to safety. and he doesn't stop there. he goes back to the truck and braves the flames again to see if there was anyone else inside. >> awesome video.
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great move. two recalls for the new ford escape this morning. one involves 140,000 vehicles that could have oil leaks. another 9,000 are being recalled for fuel leaks. the result of improper repairs for a previous recall. both could cause engine fires. the popular small suv has been recalled seven times since its redesign 18 months ago. smokers will help to fill a huge budget shortfall in chicago. the new city budget will leave chicago with the nation's highest state and local tax on cigarettes at $7.17 per pack. the city is increasing taxes on cable tv and calling for higher parking fees to make ends meet. also under consideration, also in chicago, the first in the nation ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes. the bill is championed by the mayor, rahm emanuel, who says he sees no difference between e-cigarettes and the conventional type. president obama wants america to have a say when it comes to picking the national turkey. the white house launched a
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web page yesterday featuring the two turkeys. finalists named caramel an popcorn. as always both birds will receive a presidential pardon today. but only one can hold the official title of national thanksgiving turkey. america, the decision is in your hands. i'm voting for caramel. i don't know why. >> oh, no. can we vote for both of them? >> i think they both get pardoned, but one is like the poster child. >> oh, i see. >> it's a good deal for both of them. trust me. they are off the hook. >> i feel better now. the holiday menu. the topic of the facebook question of the day, we want to know, what is your favorite thanksgiving food? tell us about your favorites, wnnfans.com. >> what about you, john? what's your favorite? >> carbs of course, the stuffing or the biscuits. pathetic but that's what it comes down to for me. maybe the stuffing. >> stuffing. >> yeah. my mom's stuffing is awesome. how about you? >> here's the thing. i'm hispanic, my heritage is hispanic, so growing up, turkey is not something that you really eat on a regular basis. we only eat the turkey because
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it is the american tradition but there's a pork dish that we make. it's delicious. >> frankly, i think most people would prefer pork to turkey. i know i would, but it's tradition. how about a thanksgiving dessert? do you do a traditional pie or anything? >> apple caramel pie. >> nicely done. >> as long as there is tons of caramel on top. how about you? >> pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. so pumpkin pie with the real whipped cream. let us know what you guys think, by the way. >> is it time for thanksgiving yet? >> i'm ready. a record has been set here in new york for the most expensive printed book ever sold at auction. >> it was sold last night at sotheby's. it's a tiny book of psalms. it is called "the bay psalm book." it sold for just under $14.2 million. >> oh, my goodness. it is believed to be the first book ever printed in what's now the united states. and, in fact, the first book ever written in america. >> the book was bought over the phone by an american businessman and philanthropist david rubenstein, who plans to lend it to libraries around the country.
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>> this is not the first time he has apparently bought old stuff. he has a thing for old paper apparently. back in december of 2007, he bought an 800-year-old magna carta for $19 million. i got a book for you, david. >> the ugly warhol we read about the other day that was over $100 million. and then there was the ferrari that we had no too long ago that went for 20 million, 40 million, something like that. >> that's right. here's the thing. people love art. i understand you can appreciate it. but at least a ferrari you can drive. and a book you can read. >> i happen to like warhols but this was a particularly strange warhol, not like the nice -- marilyns that are all silk-screens or anything. >> like a crash scene. >> $100 million to look at a crash scene in time lapse. go figure. coming up, the behind the scenes scoop as "dancing with the stars" champs celebrate their victory. and the ultra successful boy band one direction. who brought this group together and what makes boy bands such a big draw?
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all right. welcome back. an animal trainer recovering this morning after being attacked by a tiger. >> it happened at a zoo in australia as families looked on. abc's david wright has the
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story. >> reporter: caught on a tourist's camera, a tiger attacks its trainer. a playful demonstration, suddenly life-threatening. >> that's bad. that's awful. >> reporter: the trainer's colleagues rush in to save him. as they flee, the tigers chase them. watch closely. the wounded trainer stumbles and falls. his colleagues go back to drag him to safety. shocked spectators, including kids, watched in horror. >> one of them got a bit of a bear hug on him an and just grabbed the shoulders. and he was clawing away. and got his neck and arm and then a bit of blood came out. >> reporter: the trainer was air-lifted to a brisbane hospital where he is in serious but stable condition with bite wounds on his shoulders and neck. the incident took place at the australia zoo. founded by steve irwin. known as "the crocodile hunter" irwin was famous for getting too close for comfort with wild animals.
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>> give me a kiss. >> reporter: he died in 2006 after a sting ray stung him. his approach lives on at the australia zoo. the zoo's videos show the trainers playing with tigers, as though they were kitty cats. the tigers reminded everyone they are not. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> they most certainly are not. the zoo says the sumatran tiger became overexcited during a play session. >> the animal will be allowed to stay at the zoo. i'm assuming the trainer will come back because he's raised these animals since they were cubs. and he is also one of the people that has always said they are like cats. they are cats, but not like kitty cats. look at this. >> they are like cats who are 500 pounds. >> i have to tell you, while this is probably exhilarating for the people that do it, i think as a spectator -- if i'm going to a zoo, i want to see what an animal is like in the wild. because i can't go on a safari. i don't know that i want to see a person in there putting their life at risk, playing with these
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huge animals with a bag of whatever that thing was. >> it seems big cats and air shows are constantly on the news for things going wrong. >> exactly. all right. coming up, how do they do it? the new "dancing with the stars" champs talk about their big win. and feisty alec baldwin on a thank you career setback. we'll have that next in "the mix." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we have a new champion on "dancing with the stars." >> oh. >> the three finalists, amber riley, corbin bleu, jack osbourne, vying for the trophy. the winner is -- >> the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" are -- amber and derek! [ cheers and applause ] >> her reaction is so cool. >> how are you feeling now? >> you put so much hard work in, you start wanting it. the more we did it, i was just like, i just want it. i really, really want that mirrorball trophy, through everything i went through. i had needles in my knees and i don't like needles. >> she is just so sassy and fun to watch. and derek hough, the fifth time he's won now.
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he has the magic charm. corbin bleu was awesome. the times i saw him dance i don't know but i think he was personally the best. jack osbourne who came in third, he was the only sort of non-dancer background type. so for him to go that far, he likened it to rocky where he went the distance. really amazing. and great highlights. bill nye hit the floor again. valerie harper was back, snooki. it was systome season, wasn't i? >> and carrie ann said it at the end, that amber did not have one foot misplaced. look at her moves. >> she is loving every minute of it. >> the winners will be on "gma" later today. >> very cool. moving on to this. not such good news for alec baldwin whose show on msnbc is being cancelled. "up late with alec baldwin" aired only five episodes. he got some pretty good reviews. he had a half million viewers in the first three episodes. the last two, a dip in viewers. and all of this is stemming from that incident that happened a couple of weeks ago where he
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blurted out an anti-gay slur at a photographer on the streets of new york city. and it spiraled out of control there. he essentially said he lost his cool because he was -- he didn't realize what he said was offensive to gay people. and then he said he was trying to protect his family. and then he said the photographer misunderstood what he said because he didn't say the word. he said the word fat head instead. it made no sense and msnbc suspended him two weeks and they have come out with a mutual statement saying he is gone. >> you have to choose your words better. >> yes. here we go. frankie muniz, the guy from "malcolm in the middle," second stroke in a year. "the new york daily news" reporting this. it's really a shame. he described the experience as miserable. the former "malcolm in the middle" star said almost a year to the day i experienced another mini stroke. hopefully it will be my last, i'm miserable. that was a tweet from him. he suffered another one last november which he described to
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"good morning america." this is scary. listen to this. he said i couldn't say words and i thought i was saying them. he told the show. my fiance was looking at me like i was speaking a foreign language. he couldn't get the language going. he just said if he never does acting again, that would be okay with him. we wish him the best. as he recovered. >> oh, my gosh. poor thing. 27 is incredibly young. cool video to show you. prince william took the stage with jon bon jovi and taylor swift. check this out. this was at the winter white gala at kensington palace. and it happened on monday night. he's done karaoke. we have heard rumors he can be a little bit of a singer, but this was incredible. i'm going to stop talking and you will hear the rest of the singing. and that was "the skinny." ♪ livin' on a prayer ♪ take my hand we'll make it i swear ♪ ♪ whoa living on a prayer ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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we've heard those screams before. for the monkeys. ♪ hey, hey we're the monkeys and people say we monkey around ♪ >> reporter: new kids on the block. ♪ the right stuff >> reporter: and the '90s boy band gods, nsync. ♪ tearing up my heart when i'm with you ♪ ♪ you don't know you're beautiful ♪ >> reporter: now, one direction. ♪ that 's what makes you beautiful ♪ >> reporter: like the boy bands before them, the product of an off-stage musical mastermind. in their case, simon cowell. >> i just said, why don't we put these five in to a group and it literally took ten minutes. >> reporter: who do you see that is your favorite? he turned them into what business insider estimates could become a $1 billion juggernaut. by plugging them into a timeless
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formula. larry is a charmer. louis is the jokester, liam the mature one. dane the quiet -- zane the quiet one. and niall, the sweetheart. i spoke to him. you turn out more crowds every time. is it still a rush? >> of course. never get used to what's going on. ♪ you don't know you're beautiful ♪ ♪ you light up my world >> reporter: sara haines, abc news, new york. >> i don't know if between us we could name a single one direction song. >> wait, a song. darn. i had my notes here. harry stiles is one of the guys in one direction. >> that cheat sheet came in handy. you must have been a boy band fan back in the day, huh? who is yours? >> i fell in between boy bands. new kids on the block was before my time. and nsync and all of the other ones, 98 degrees, were all after me. how about you? >> boy bands weren't my thing. jackson five. >> announcer: this is abc's "world new it's great having at&t u-verse high speed internet.
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and have a wonderful and safe wednesday, everyone. making news in america this morning -- breaking news. a possible tornado touches down overnight. buildings damaged. people injured. new pictures, just in. travel nightmare on this getaway day. severe weather across several states, causing delays both on the ground and in the air. who's getting it worse? and when it will clear out? and the winner is -- another season of "dancing with the stars" in the books. who took home the mirrorball trophy? william lets loose. the prince and some pop stars come together for a memorable moment. ♪ that's a lot for love

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