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this morning on world news now, punishing russia for alleged hacking, and dozens expelled from the u.s. president-elect donald trump is reacting while some senators call for russia to pay an even higher price. and snow on the slopes of new england. the season's first major snowstorm dumped big amounts of powder in areas that had little a year ago. ski area operators and skiers, of coursings thrilled. your forecast ahead for celebrations coming up. the trial set for the officer tried for the murder of walter scott. michael's first trial ended in a hung jury, and now we know when he'll be back in court. many meltdown aboard a packed airline. everyone else gets the worst news po
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and head back to where it all started. details ahead on this friday, december 30th. from abc news, this is "world news knnow." good morning to all of you. we begin the half hour with president obama going after russia for siebcyber attacks fo influencing the election here in the u.s. >> new sanctions shut down two russian compounds and ordered dozens of russian diplomats to leave the country. russia responded by shutting down a school in moscow for american children and other foreigners. it is expected to announce more countermeasures later on today. president-elect donald trump also responding. abc tells us how. >> reporter: it's the most forceful u.s. response to a state sponsored cyber attack. the obama administration striking back at russia for trying to interfere in the u.s. election. >> the sanctions today were aggressive and they wer were bo and designed to send a message to
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unacceptable. >> reporter: president obama kicking out 35 russian intelligence operatives giving them and the families 72 hours to get out of the u.s. shutting down two russian compounds in maryland and new york. on russian soil, economic sanctions against moscow's two top intelligence agencies, and military officials, including the head of the intelligence unit, also, targeted, two criminalsmented by the fbi, one accused of stealing more than $100 million. not on the list? putin, whom the president called out weeks ago. >> not much happens in russia without putin. >> reporter: the kremlin promising to respond accusing the president for undermining a donald trump administration. he refuses to accept findings that russia hacked to help him. he said it's time to move on to bigger and better things and meets with the intelligence community next week for the
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update. president trump could reverse the sanctions, but, quote, it would not make sense. they are waiting on the broad intention community review of russia hackings before inauguration day. abc news, washington. >> all right, thanks to kenneth, and some republican lawmakers say the punishment from president obama did not go far enough. senators john mccain and lindsey graham push for stronger sanctions. they said the measures are long overdue, but added it's a small price for russia to pay for what they referred to as a brazen attack on an american democracy. >> reporter: a cease fire in place in syria for now. the deal brokered by russia and turkey, and if it held, it's followed by peace talks next month. several previous cease fires collapsed, some within a matter of days. six years of fighting in syria left more than a quarter million people dead and triggered a crisis in europe. less
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until the new year, and this is party central saturday night for a million tourists and two new yorkers ringing in 2017. some unusual security measures are planned for the big night. abc's linzie janis reports from times square. >> happy new year! >> reporter: law enforcement announcing the unprecedented security for the year's biggest celebration at times square. 65 sanitation trucks filled with sand like the ones used for the thanksgiving day parade will be deployed for the first time at a new year's celebration. this in response to the berlin and nice truck attacks. the trucks setting up a perimeter from times square to central park, 7,000 extra police officers on duty across the city, from highly visible special ops units to rooftop surveillance teams. inside the command center,
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monitor more than 10,000 video feeds and track millions of license plates. >> this is the center. anything that happens anywhere in new york city, coming in here and we'll be able to react to it. >> reporter: officials assure 2 million people are expected here in times square when the ball drops that they'll be well-protected. abc news, new york. >> linzie, thank you. the storm that dumped snow on new england is moving out to sea. >> so streets reduced on highway in maine after crashes like that one right there. of course, the snow is great for ski resorts, especially since schools are out for the holiday break. >> last year was just devastating to not just here, but skiers in the northeast and the economy in vermont. could we get 16, 20, 24, i don't know, you know. it just depends, but if it comes in as they are saying, we are going to be looking at really
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>> there is more snow on the way as we head into the long weekend as well. >> accuweather's paul williams has the latest. good morning. >> good morning, diane, kendis. a fresh set of cold and snow for the northwest covering oregon, idaho, going into montana. then we'll look for cold over the weekend, cold air overtaking the northwest and dipping the jet stream and cold air and blizzard conditions expected on the other side of the country. here in the northeast, blizzard conditions, darkest of blue, 12-18 inches of snow. major travel delays, increasing winds of 40-50 miles per hour wisconsin. also, we're likely to see snow showers in the great lakes region. off of lake michigan into southern portions of michigan, northern indiana as well. kendis, diane? >> paul, thank you. convicted south carolina church shooter roof on the other handed to undergo another mental evaluation to determine whether
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the judge ordered the exam out of caution. roof intends to represent himself during the penalty phase of the trial that starts tuesday. also in south carolina, march 1st set for the retrial of former police officer michael slager. his first trial ended in a hung jury. he faces a civil rights trial also in the spring. death toll of police officers at 135, hitting a five-year high. nearly half killed in the line of duty were shot to death. there was also another disturbing trend, 21 officers died in ambush-style attacks including eight officers killed in an attack in dallas and louisiana in july. that's the highest figures in two decades. according to the national law enforcement officers memorial fund who gathered the numbers. a baltimore judge denied bail to a man whose murder conviction was the subject of a popular podcast serial. he'll remain behind bars awaiting a
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ayed convicted in 2000 of the murder of his high school girlfriend and sentenced to life in prison. a judge vacated that conviction this past june. >> such an interesting case and great podcast too. >> is it? >> highly recommend. tributes continue for debbie reynolds's sudden death. >> dying of an apparent stroke. todd fisher tells abc news the family is planning a dual funeral. hollywood boulevard there, lights dimmed last night in reynold's hop nnored. not too far away, this scene, fans created a makeshift memorial around her two stars on the hollywood walk of fame. >> tweeting a drawing of his mother mother and sister in the iconic roles from "star wars" and "singing in the
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beautiful love story. i miss them both so much. love is ever lasting. to a dog in western michigan that is thanking local firefighters if the dog could speak. >> that's right. the dog is now safe and warm after being pulled from an icy lake. the whole thing unfolded wednesday. rescuers went 100 yards out into the lake covered in ice. they could see the dog struggling, but the dog couldn't seem to pull itself out of the water on its own. > >> normally if it was a deer, they would not go out there, but it was a family pet and risked their own safety to save the dog. >> the dog was still barking, but was still in the hole created from him falling through. over time, he started to become a little bit more lethargic, just due to the conditions in the water. >> rescuers managed to get the dog and bring him to
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t poor thing was in shock, serious health issues, but crossing fingers he'll recover. 14 years old. >> the firefighter who brought him in from there. as soon as he got to the shore, he was, like, she's reallying really heavy. >> oh. >> really struggled there. >> well, brave men, and a lot of people thankful for that one this morning. well, coming up, police keeping a close eye on a u-haul truck driven around phoenix. it was not moving day, and how it ended straight ahead. our own barry mitchell is in character dawning a disguise to tell us about the ledge tear family comedy act. >> find us on facebook at and twitter @abcwnn. >> why i oughta -- >> you're watching "world news now." why are you smacking me?
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nobody likes moving, but it was not moving day. instead, it was a wild police chase involving a u-haul truck in the phoenix area starting with a possible armed robbery. the vehicle then got on interstate 10 and continued to travel through phoenix making its way through paradise valley. it was really a slow speed chase there. timely, police shot the driver. it was all caught on tape. he's in stable condition, we're told. >> used the u-haul as a get away vehicle. police
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suspects, but they left without taking anything. 20 minutes later, they broke into a liquor store and stole $6,000 worth, and they robbed a moneygram inside a meat market. other frustrations, tempers run high among holiday travelers this time of year. >> two passengers on a flight caused so much disruption, the captain turned the flight around. the meltdown was caught on camera. alex perez has the story. >> reporter: epic meltdown on tape, causing a flight from minute to los angeles to turn around an hour into the flight. watch as one of the two passengers is tackled after appearing to hit someone in their seat. the officers scrambled to take them down. the fight reportedly erupting when khristine tried to use the
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the flight attendant told her to sit down. captain turning the plane around, back to minneapolis. >> we have the authority to call, they should be at the gate when you get there. >> reporter: she and her partner, adam, led off the plane in hand cuffs as other passengers cheered. the couple has been charged with disorderly conduct, and they could face up to 90 days in jail, and a $25,000 fine. abc news, chicago. >> holiday spirit is alive on that flight and all across the country. so, listen, the flight took off at 6:20 in the evening, busy with flights, sitting on the tarmac, they had to go to the bathroom. some flights take forever to put the fasten seat belt light off. i'm defending them a little bit. >> maybe a few cocktails before they got on the plane? >>
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not just the airplane. >> they went wrong when they hit people. >> yeah. >> and then some. >> safe to say that. >> exactly. coming up in the next half hour, there's another disturbance. call it brawl of america. this one in a shopping mall in a week full of them. social media and what can malls do about the violence? >> first, the mannequin challenge. you thought it was over? not quite. it's gone to a new level. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
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movie, the marks brother performed comedy in theaters across the country. in fact, many of the movies were first stage shows. >> yeah. in fact, this new book -- >> it's a little thick. >> kind of tiny. chronicles early years. just imagine if it chronicled all their years. our friend, comedian, barry mitchell, talked to the author. >> you are getting a workout. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: introduce us to the mark brothers. >> fast talking. de facto leader of the group. never said a word on stage, dazzling people with piano playing, fake italian accent. just a straight man, moved on in 1934. >> reporter: robert, a marx brother fan and scholar. >> let me congratulate you. proud to be your son. >> my boy, i'm ashamed to be
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>> reporter: robert spent a decade retracing the brothers' stage career before they were movie stars. >> one classic form was an eight act variety show, and in every city across america, there was a vaudeville theater, and they traveled, appeared on the bills. travel was brutal and hotel accommodations terrible. they lived like that for years. >> we have all the marx brother fills. do we have any record what the act was like? >> they had a sketch, on stage 2,000 times, and they just, the cameras in 1931, and it's a great look at what it was like on stage. >> what do you think you are? >> hey, wait a minute, you know who this is? >> no. >> he sells frankfurters. >> it was a tough lifestyle, they went on stage so they didn't have to work in sweat shop.
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shop in new york when she came to the country. they were just trying to get by, trying to make a living, and they built and created their act and created their career. >> is sweat shop up here, you hear the poor kids hammering away. >> might come sawing through the floor. ♪ hello ♪ i must be going ♪ i'm glad i came ♪ but just the same i must be going ♪ >> and the book is called -- >> four of the three musketeers." >> that's what he looks like on a normal day. there's the book. >> there's the book. >> 490 pages. >> outside, the book, inside of the dog, it's
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>> we'll be here all night. >> too dark to read inside. too dark.
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♪ >> i've never heard that song before. >> i know every word. >> do you? that is sad. so red solo cup, which many, many, many a college parties are made up of -- >> first time. >> to the guy who invented it, passed away, 84 years old. 2016, an awful year. so a lot of people have been paying tribute to his invention. this one guy writes, rest in peace to a man who affected all of our lives greatly, robert, the inventer of the solo cup, unsung college
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days nonmemorable. >> we're pouring one out for our homey. thought the mannequin challenge was over? now it might be. now it's a whole new level. check it out. astronauts in space doing the mannequin challenge. this came from the european space agency on boar the international space station. this is part of the a six month mission, and this is what they went there to do. the goal was to do the mannequin challenge. >> nasa dropping the mic. from art underground in new york city, the western swing of the club of cowtown. all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news people's exhibit olka ♪ ♪ the skinny is the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at
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this morning on "worlds news now," taking no chances ahead of new year's eve celebrations nationwide, police departments on high alert getting set to welcome 2017. security ramping up coast to coast, especially in times square. the details ahead. also, president obama's taking unprecedented steps to punish russia for its alleged role in hacking democratic organizations before the elections. russian diplomats are going loam and facilities closed, but the russians vow to retaliate. hear from the base jumper surviving an incident on camera, speaking out for the first time since this accident. why some congratulations are in order for serena williams, making an announcement that caught everyone by surprise. see if you can goes what it is


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