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shelly willis texted her family saying the plane was going down. >> just think of your kids, your family. i think they could have handled it dimpley. >> reporter: moments later the plane levelled out and made an emergency landing at the raleigh durham airport. southwest said the pilot was responding to a maintenance alert when he made the sudden descent. tsa attempt to inskrees security at the nation's airports the plan apparently failed to the tune of a billion dollars. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: at the major airports, 3,000 of them. special tsa officers trained to detect criminals and terrorists by studying the behavior of passengers. are passengers acting suspicious, nervously looking around? how do they respond to questions? the cost $200 million a year. nearly a billion dollars spent so far. and now word that it is money possibly flushed away. but the security project may be
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worthless. >> our programs have operated since 2007 without any real success. and for someone to try to continue it is an absolute waste of taxpayers' money. >> reporter: congressional investigators added this stinging assessment. 400 studies from the past 60 years found the human ability to accurately identify deceptive behavior is same as or slightly better than chance. even tsa officers acknowledge their analysis was subjective and varied from location to location. in short, they were inconsistent. but tsa officials are calling the report misleading. they say behavior detection is one of the many layers of security and a is a common sense approach in law enforcement across the wompld among them israel. the approach can work according to a former security official at an israeli airport. >> the problem is with the implementation. the concept is correct. it would be a pity if we let it
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go. >> reporter: he said the israelis do more detailed background checks of passengers and tougher interviews. but critics say the money should be spent on proven methods. travelers may be wondering how the government could spend so much money and not know for certain the program works. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. a teenager expected in a pittsburgh today to face attempted murder and other charges. they say he opened fire wounding three high school students as they left campus yesterday. the suspect said he acted in retaliation for being beaten during a drug-related robbery last month them victims suffered nonlife-threatening wounds. the school will be open today. a high concentration of flesh eating bacteria in tar balls washing ashore from the 2010 gulf oil spill. researchers say the deadly bacteria was ten times higher. the number of people contracting the disease has gone up.
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bp points throughout is no evidence of exposure or risk to the tar balls. a week after typhoon haiyan help is trickling in. 4.7 magnitude earthquake, stifling heat and heavy rain. . >> reporter: after the horrific typhoon hit, they lost families, homes and the best they can do is just hang on in hunger, thirst and sickness. >> we need food, safe drinking water and materials for houses. >> reporter: it is a race against time. here workers and volunteers are well aware of that desperation. >> i have friends in tacloban and i don't have money to help them. this is my only way in helping them is to volunteer. i feel so sad for them. >> reporter: agency workers say
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relief operation has been a logistical nightmare because victims are spread out in remote islands. impossible to reach when roads are damaged and covered in debris. >> the best option to reach the victims. three american naval ships are on the way equipped with helicopters capable of air dropping these goods and transferring victims. abc news, philippines. >> tesla motors three workers have been injured at the northern california factory where the cars are made. the workers were burnd by hot metal when a casting press malfunctioned. one was seriously hurt and the others suffered minor injuries. in san francisco, a metro train took off yesterday with dozens of passengers on board but left behind the driver. the train traveled a quarter mile before passenger realized what happened and pulled the emergency brakes. investigators say the driver stepped on the platform to check
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on a problem with the door and the door closed and the train fwhent to automatic mode and took off. sug chicago subway, it's not something you normally see. a woman carrying a small alligator as she made her way to o'hare airport. she was seen showing the gator to passengers. the woman could face charges. it is illegal to own an ail gator in illinois. the second gator story starts with a warning. don't try this at home. >> why would anyone try it at home. >> next time you come face to face with an alligator don't feed it a hot dog from your mouth. the guy pulling this stunt has decades of experience with gators, not that that matters when your face is an inch or so away from the teeth of a wild animal. like we said don't try this at home. >> i tried that stunt with my dog all the time with french
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fries but he'd gently bite half of it and pull it away but not a gator. >> not a good idea. >> not good. >> not by any degree. >> coming up, when a word not suitable for television winds up on live television. who's the latest to drop the f bomb. and the defiant mayor of toronto that admitted to smoking crack. is he closer to admitting there's a problem or giving up his office? you are watching "world news now." ♪ i won't back down >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance pla [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out
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♪ i won't back down >> not backing down is toronto's mayor whose antics put him in the spotlight. >> an international embarrassment, they want him to step down but he is digging in his heels. >> reporter: only the battle over toronto's much maligned crack smoking loud talking mayor could turn the canadian version of c-span in to much watched television. >> i'd like you to have him apologize. >> i don't want to apologize.
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>> after admitting last week he had smoked crack. >> yes, i have smoked crack. >> reporter: rob ford admitted for the first time to buying drugs, too. adding to the scandal, this video posted by the the toronto star, swing him incoherently and arrogantly rambling. despite it all, the mayor said he is not going anywhere. >> i'm most definitely keeping this job. >> do you think you have an addiction problem with substance abuse and illicit drugs? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: powerless to kick him out of office they are trying to isolate him and encourage him to step down. preferring to spend time autographed bobblehead dolls and amounting no amount of bad behavior will keep him from the mayor's office. abc news, seattle. >> city council voted 37-5
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saying step down. but it's nonbinding and he doesn't have to. >> at some point he is crossing the line and doing things that are illegal. he mentioned he purchased illegal drugs while in office in the last two years. if police charge him he has to step down. he has criminal charges to face. >> he is not cooperating with the police, he said on the advice of his lawyer. >> quite an interesting -- he said he remains a good role model for children. i happen to disagree. >> i know. coming up, the clock is ticking off the days until black friday. >> are you ready? we have some deals that might make you want to forget about the turkey dinner on thanksgiving day. america's obsession with spicy foods. we will introduce you to a man with the hottest hot sauce ever. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this the from
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♪ >> so we realize we maybe rushing the season a bit with thanksgiving two weeks away. >> yeah, retailers amping up for the most important day of the year, that would be black friday. >> if you avoid the black friday madness some deals maybe too hard to resist. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: some of the juiciest deals of the year coming to a store near you before you can even digest your turkey. toys "r" us opens at 5:00 p.m. thanksgiving thursday with door busters including a furby boom. typically 44.99. on sale for 29.99. leapfrog leap pad two explorer, originally 79.99. 39.99 for a limited time and
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this monster high, high school play set 60% off at 29.99. >> a hidden discounts are everywhere. just because the sign says 50% off they may take extra off if you ask nicely. >> reporter: topping the hottest gifts of the season tvs. wal-mart throws down the deal gauntlet with this tv on sale last year for 148. this year just 98. this 39 incher is 169.66 and at target this tv 600 bucks starts at 229. there's gadgets galore. $99 nikon cameras and 119 beats head phones at target. a free samsung galaxy smartphone at best buy or apple as phone at wal-mart both require two-year contracts. wal-mart offering deals on diamonds, one carat pendant set
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98 bucks but unlike diamonds the deals won't last forever and that can be stressful. >> when you shop under stress you will spend more. there are chemicals in our brain that make us spend when we are stressed. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> this brings us to our facebook question of the day. >> what are your plans for black friday? visit our facebook page at wnnfans.com. my plans are to sit on the couch and eat food and watch something. >> here's what i find interesting. all of the stores are opening up on thanksgiving, trying to beat the rush and black friday is dying and we don't know what is going on. >> the past few years it's been dying. >> here's the deal. apparently people who hit the mall -- here's why. people who hit the mall on fridays after thanksgiving has been declining for years. if you go to the websites which you prefer to do. >> definitely. >> especially -- >> all for me. >> have you been naughty or nice. >> extremely nice.
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>> you have been naughty if you get the most presents if you know what i'm saying. >> there's no coal in my stocking. a drummer boy who was quite >> you have to see this little kid. we'll be right back. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified before it was too late. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage is done.
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♪ >> "mix" time. it is every reporter and anchors worst nightmare that you are going to say a curse or something inappropriate when you are on the air, when you your mic is hot. i don't think i have ever dropped the f bomb to you my knowledge but i think i may have said the b word. >> a reporter complained about her ifb. she doesn't know she's on the air. this is at wdiv. her name is lauren. you are not going to see her face but you are going to see the anchors and hear the f bomb.
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>> i don't have my ifb. i don't know where we are going. i get this [ bleep ] in there. >> the anchors were luckily enough to apologize right away. show the picture of lauren. it might not have been on camera but there's the lovely lady who said it. apparently the viewer went to the facebook page and said we understand and get it and they didn't raise too big of a fuss. >> good news for her. oh, my gosh. i can empa these with her. >> fudge. can't go wrong with fudge. >> i empathize with her. it is the one thing where i can feel all the blood going to my feet if it were to ever happen to me. okay. we want to share with you an adorable 5-year-old who's leading a marching band. this little guy's name is mckelvin. 5 years old and he just decided he wanted to start to rack 'tis with the band. he went to the band's summer camp. this is at glade central high
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school and he thought he was going to do it for fun. little did he know he was being recruited to be one of the band's major. newest band major and he debuted his talent at the ball which happens to be one of their biggest games of the year. this is him during the half-time important mans. take a listen. ♪ there you have him doing his thing them band director said the crowd went crazy and loved it. dad said everybody was proud. watching him from the crowd. apparently the dad marched in the band when he was in high school and now he sees his little guy doing it and he is so soft 0 spoken and said i love performing in front of a lot of people. it's exciting. he's 5. >> what is he going to do when he is 25. a guy in hong kong looks
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like kim jong-un and he is dressed up and goes out in public and he said the key is to look angry all the time. i think he needs
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this morning help arrives. relief of food and water. this morning help arrives. relief of food and water. incredible frustration and newfound fears. we will take you live to manila. new numbers about americans signing up for health care and why the president is feeling more pressure today. courtroom bombshell. the woman accused of stalking actor alec baldwin sent to jail. her out burst, the judge's reaction and what's next in court. and maria cary's complaints about her role as a judge on "american idol." her eye opening criticism in the "the skinny" on this thursday, november 14th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john
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muller and diana perez. >> all right. mariah carey aiming her guns. at one person she didn't name by names but we know who she is. >> yeah. >> we will get to that in a bit. we will start with the philippines where the aid for the people desperately in need is stuck in gridlock. >> coming to help is the uss george washington aircraft carrier. it is due to arrive this morning. abc's gloria riveria has more details live from manila. gloria, what's the latest. >> reporter: we are six days in to this crisis. what we are seeing is the shock of what happened may have wore off, but reality for survivors on the ground it is harder and not easier to get through each day. in a humanitarian crisis like this one, there are stages and we are enter ing a grim, worrisome stage.
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we met a mother, maria rose, who has five children. she told us her neighbors' young child died from convulsions from a high fever. that is usually a treatable disease, a treatable condition. in this case, marie rose whose children are now sick doesn't know where to take them for medical attention and it is that lack of a centralized relief operations headquarters that is posing a real threat. people don't know where to go for the basic food, water, shelter and of course medical attention. the situation is very much day by day. roads are being cleared in tacloban. we were able to drive to the outer city limits and that's a good thing. that means vehicles can get where they need to go. it is a step forward and one of the first. there have been reports of violence, of gun fire as people simply resort to things they wouldn't normally do. because they are faced with things like getting a bottle of water for their own child. they will go to great lengths to do that.
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here we are, six days in, aid is arriving but you are looking at a lack of a coordinated management effort. possibly no fault of anyone on the ground. there are so many organizations there military forces trying to get this up and running. it is simply overwhelming for most people. >> gloria, we understand, obviously, there's so many infrastructure issues but there's been a lot of criticism about response times. have you seen any of these evidenced in what you are looking at? >> reporter: the first day we headed in, as we flew in with the military, i think what was clear to everyone a few days in is no one had a sense of how massive this incident was. it is hard to get that sense unless you were on the ground. the philippine forces were flying in c-130 aircraft with supplies on them from the first day after as soon as they could get there. but when they got there, a lack of a local government, because
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the mayor of tacloban, his own staff, they were worried about their own families. several government officials lost members of their family with no central operational government getting any kind of major massive relief effort underway is almost impossible. we hope to see that change in the coming days. john, diana, back to you. >> thank you. other major story this morning low number of obama care sign ups, just over 100,000 americans have signed up for insurance, far less than the white house projected. with the fallout, here's karen travers in washington. >> reporter: finally, some hard data on health care enrollment and it is low, like the white house projected. the administration said in october, 106,000 americans selected plans, but only 26,000 did it through the federal government site, healthcare.gov. the rest did it through state exchanges.
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on capitol hill, yet another hearing on the technical problems at the federal website. >> was the capacity sufficient? >> clearly on day one the system was overwhelmed by volume. >> reporter: at this point, there is a real possibility that healthcare.gov will not be working smoothly for the vast majority of users by november 30th as the white house continued to promise. administration officials insist things have improved. >> users can successfully create an account, continue through the application enrollment processes. >> reporter: through the end of september, the federal government spend upward of $600 million on the website. as for the final price tag, once the cost of fixing the website are factored in. >> what it will cost to fix is what we are blind to that. that is a key question, how much that will be. >> most house republicans don't want to fix obama care. they want to get rid of the law all together. but on friday, they will put forward a measure that will allow millimeters of americans getting cancellation letters from their insurance companies to keep their plans. senate democrats are proposing similar legislation. the white house says president
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obama will announce options to address the issue sooner rather than later. john and diana. >> thank you. some marines have been killed in camp pendleton in california. they died in a live fire training range for unexploded ordinance. their names have not been released. eight months ago, a mortar explosion killed seven during a training exercise in nevada. that was blamed on human error. an air force officer has been cleared of charges that he grope ed a woman outside of a virginia bar. the jury deliberated an hour before finding lieutenant colonel not guilty. his defense lawyers argued there were inconsistencies in the woman's testimony. florida state quarterback jameis winston at the center of an investigation. he is having a spectacular season but police confirm he is investigated for an incident nearly a year ago. his attorney denies the allegati on his behalf and
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said he is not sure why the case continues after it has been basically closed. from this florida, two plea deals in the hazing case that left a band member dead. robert champion died two years ago following a hazing ritual at florida a&m band. the second saw 21-year-old avoid prison by pleading guilty to lesser charges and promising to continue to work with the prosecutors. wall street is back on the upswing with new all-time highs for the dow and s&p. the dow up 71 points soaring to the 36th record close of the year. and the nasdaq also finished sharply higher. the gains were fuelled in part by macy's with better-than-expected earnings, raising hope for a strong holiday season. somebody could be $67 million richer and they probably don't know it. it will be no good next week.
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the owner of the carolwood market says there is a chance it could be an out of towner considering the drawing was may 25th which was memorial day weekend. >> very possible that it is somebody that was visiting, somebody that was just here for the weekend. >> if the jackpot is not claimed most of the money goes back to the state education fund. were you in tampa memorial day weekend, diana? >> unfortunately i was not but now i am regretting that. here's a look at the weather. colder than usual in southeastern florida with a chilly start to the day. the entire eastern part of the country will warm up today. gusty winds across the great lakes, scattered showers and mountain snow from idaho to parts of montana and wyoming. >> 50 seattle, 77 l.a. denver 55. chicago 44. atlanta 58. d.c. 56. boston 50 and miami 77 degrees. here's the one you never know what you will see on the side of the road file. caught on dash cam tuesday night in texas. >> take a look. i don't know if you can make it out, but that is a kangaroo hopping along down the shoulder.
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some people called 911 to report an animal was on the loose. >> that's a chupacabra. i'm sure of it. maybe obviously it had escaped from its enclosure. the owner was eventually able to corral the chupacabra, or the kangaroo, with the help from police. will wonders ever cease? >> only way you know that is not a kangaroo because you have come face to face with a chupacabra which makes you a demystifier of urban legends and you have been with holding this information from us the whole time? >> i interviewed a chupacabra. >> makes sense. >> it was mad it was confused with kangaroos. >> i hate when that happens. >> not so much. coming up, major developments in what could be the sexiest movie to come out of hollywood. >> and the food friend that is really hot. when we say hot we are talking hot. we are talking spicy sauces and it is painful. you are watching "world news now." ♪ feeling hot hot hot
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>> it is not fantasy. it is happened as alec baldwin faces down his accused stalker. abc's marci gonzalez has been following the entire spectacle. good morning. >> reporter: there's not been a dull moment in this trial from alec baldwin tearing up on the stand to the defendant yelling and interrupting her accusers over and over, despite the judge repeatedly telling her to stop. another fiery day in court as alec baldwin, again, came face to face with his accused stalker. >> he's hurting me right now. >> reporter: french canadian actress genevieve sabourin dramatically entering the second day of her trial. where on top of 23 counts of harassment and one count of stalking she faces she is also charged with contempt of court for her loud outbursts yesterday and the day before as baldwin and his wife testified describing having to call police when they say sabourin showed up at their homes in new york city and the hamptons. baldwin reading from some of
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what he describes as multiple, lengthy and unwanted letters and texts from sabourin with demands including, i want to be your wife now. say yes! sabourin repeatedly interrupting, shouting, calling them liars and after the judge sentenced her to 30 days behind bars for those outburst. >> i haven't done anything. >> reporter: she brought her denial of the accusations to the stand, insisting she's not a stalker. her lawyer says she was only seeking closure for her crumbling relationship with the actor. >> i am the victim since day one, absolutely. somebody uses his power and lied to myself, probably lied to his wife in order to maintain more than one relationship at the same time. >> reporter: baldwin denies having any kind of relationship with sabourin, saying he only met her once for dinner as a favor to a mutual friend. if convicted, sabourin faces up to 90 additional days behind bars.
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john and diana? >> thank you. >> wow. this one is really juicy, huh? i mean red flags, though. i'm not the judge but her behavior in court is not adding to her credibility if you ask me. >> but at the same time, because she's so adamant about the fact she is not a stalker. and she is a victim here and every time alec said something on the stand she repeatedly said you are lying. he's lying to you talking to the judge. there's a tinge of not credibility but perhaps what's really going on there? >> yes. >> i think everybody is starting to question. by the way, she was offered a reduced sentence to take a plea deal and she said not for a crime she never committed. coming up, sneak peek at the "50 shades of gray" movie. and why we will see much more of kate moss. it is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> we are starting with a magazine cover. this one "entertainment weekly" and on the cover is jamie dornan and dakota johnson. why does anyone care about that? because they are the new stars of the new movie "50 shades of gray." christian gray and anastasia steel coming out.
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we now know not in 2014 but a year later, the new opening date they are hoping to release the new movie that they have had snafus with scheduling and filming and because they had to change the main character because charlie hunnam bowed out in the 11th hour and they had to start from scratch. now there are all kinds of delays but they are back on track and hope to have the movie out valentine's day weekend 2015. get your boo ready. >> there you go. mariah carey having choice words in an interview with hot 97's angie martinez. she said her seaso on "american idol" last season was like going to hell every day and working with the judges. e has randy, keith urban, good guy. have a hunch we know who it is but let's listen.
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>> i thought it was going to be a three-person panel. they gave mae dangling monetary moment. it was like going to hell every day with satan. >> really. >> we don't know if nicki minaj is satan but i think it is safe to say they got in some heated debates during the audition process. occasionally they took the feud on-line. so there you go. disappointing for political reasons when people were let go. she talked about the process and how she loved the contestants but hated satan. >> oh, my gosh. that's one way of putting it when you don't like your whoever you are working with. >> mariah and nikki not coming back. >> you don't think so? >> not coming back. no questions. somebody who is coming back and i can't believe this because she is coming back with a roar. kate moss. she disappeared for a while and now she is back and every. where by the way, she turning 40, the big 40 in january. and she is celebrating.
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she is celebrating turning 40 by posing for "playboy." >> she's 40. >> yeah. here's a preview shot of what we can expect. although i'm sure we expect much more. because it is full-on bearing it on for "playboy" and everybody else's enjoyment. >> boeing! that is not a picture of h in the day but right now. >> she looks so much better as a voluptuous woman. >> i think she is pretty thin. >> not like she used to be. i like this version better personally. mark wahlberg slamming tom cruise. tom cruise, the daily news got some deposition in a court case where cruise made a reference how acting is like being a soldier at war and wahlberg went off saying are you kidding me at the day you go home, to your hotel room, eat your fried chicken, fast food, it is not like war. it is not like being a soldier. he is firing away and blasting tom cruise on this one. you can understand it is not the best analogy, right.
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>> probably not. i think tom is saying being away from the kid. i can understand that. >> we haven't heard from tom yet. >> i don't think he means that but you have to be careful when you compare yourself to people risking their lives. >> oh, yeah. you have to be careful when you compare yourself to people risking their lives. >> oh, yeah.
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america quickly becoming a nation obsessed with hot and spicy foods. >> it reached a tipping point with the majority of americans now saying they prefer spicy over mild. >> spicy is one thing, painful might be another ball game. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: watch as these people eat the hottest chili peppers on the planet.
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these so-called chili heads get a rush from endorphins released from the body in response to pain. >> chili heads are people who adopted chili peppers as their hobby. >> reporter: that is paul bosland, director of the chili pepper institute. he said there is a rising demand for super hot, the hottest in the world, measured in scoville units. the higher the number, the hotter the pepper. a jalepeno, about 10,000 scoville units. a trinidad scorpion up to 2 million. >> eating a scorpion chili is like being pepper sprayed in your mouth. >> reporter: peppers so hot you need a gas mask to cook with them. >> whoa! okay. >> so why do people do this? we went to see blair lazar, the
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record holder for making the hottest hot sauce in the world. >> i think everyone needs to try to feel alive a little bit more. >> reporter: how could i say no to one of blair's meanest chilies? >> if you would like to try that. >> reporter: you are kidding, right? >> no, you are okay consider as soon as it hit my tongue it felt like my tongue had been seared with a hot poker. so of course i went for more. not the most pleasant experience but i have to say i'm feeling a little more alive. i'm okay. linzie janis, abc news, highlands, new jersey. >> what's the point? just sounds dangerous. right? i love hot, spicy food but at some point you go -- there's a line for me dangerous.
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>> are you a mild person? >> i will jump out the window or
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making news in america this morning -- relief operations. victims of the supertyphoon are fighting for survival, as much-needed aid finally begins to arrive. we're live in the philippines. and problem-plagued. another black eye for healthcare.gov. the low number of people who signed up on the website is adding fuel to the fire. mile-high drama. >> i thought i was going to die. that's what everybody on that plane thought. >> terrified passengers telling their story. and why the person in charge made it much worse. show stopper. a master of choreography in a
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performance that's going viral. good thursday morning, everyone. we begin with more american aid arriving in the philippines this morning. >> the "uss george washington" has arrived. this image on its facebook page just a moment ago. the aircraft carrier is floating off the coast of the typhoon-ravaged region. abc's gloria riviera is live in manila with the latest. good morning, gloria. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. i can tell you those aircraft carriers are a very welcome arrival in this part of the world. here in the philippines, president aquino has gotten some criticism because he's still unable to give a specific time or date for when those relief supplies will reach those who need it the most. he's blaming local regional authorities saying it is really
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a, quote, local problem. by contrast, the u.n. humanitarian chief says their priority is getting food to people as soon as possible. we're reaching a grim stage of the humanitarian crisis. it's worrisome now. people are unsure where to go to get help. we met a mother who has five children. most of the children are sick with a fever. normally, that's a treatable situation. but in this case, she doesn't know where to take them for just standard medical assistance. she doesn't know where to get food and water. that's the problem that so many are having. the lack of a centralized relief headquarters, operations, somewhere that people can go to list their missing relatives and get the basic supplies. that's what's causing a huge problem. although, the situation is moving forward, step-by-step. the roads are clear in tacloban. we were able to drive across the city for the very first time. there are still bodies on the streets.
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however, it's really a story over water and contaminated water. sewage systems that have been broken. and without clean, fresh water, really a fundamental first step towards recovery, the people there are going to have much harder time in the days ahead. so, that aid, the presence of u.s. troops, u.s. forces, delivering that aid, that is a key, key issue for people right now. and something they are hoping only gets better and better. john? diana? back to you. >> gloria riviera, live for us in manila. thank you. next to washington, and what will likely be a tense meeting at the white house today. >> senate democrats will be there to talk about health care reform. abc's kristin fisher joins us with the details. >> reporter: good morning, diana and john. senate democrats knew the health care enrollment numbers would be low. the white house had been saying that for weeks. yesterday, when we got the hard numbers, they were even worse than expected.
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the numbers are out and they're not pretty. only 106,000 americans signed up for health coverage through president obama's health care law. farless than the 500,000 that the administration hoped for. the new numbers for the botched launch of the law, are giving republicans new fuel in their efforts to repeal it. >> when you look at the totality of this, i don't think it's going to work. >> reporter: the white house blamed the website's many glitches. >> i can tell you we fully expected the number would be lower than anticipated because of the significant challenges caused by the website. >> reporter: just 26,000 enrolled using healthcare.gov. the rest signed up through state exchanges, which fared far better, especially in california, the state with the largest uninsured population. more people enrolled there, than in all the other states combined. >> a person

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