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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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and good wednesday morning. we begin with breaking news. that massive weather system along the eastern seaboard has 135u7bed what appears to be a tornado in north carolina. >> at least two injuries right now in moorehead city. pictures coming out of the area, showing downed trees, downed power lines. roofed ripped off buildings. minor damage at a hospital. 12 people had to be evacuated from a condo along the beach. >> and the storm that's caused this damage is affecting millions of people, stretching from south florida all the way up to maine. it's happening on one of the busiest travel days of the year. abc's tahman bradley is live in a rainy washington, with all of the delays there and holiday headache. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, diana. good morning, john. people not already hat grandma's house are going to have a hard time getting there. it's a mess, on roads and highways and at airports across the country. it came at the worst time. a ferocious storm system on one of the busiest travel days of the year. 20 states across the east coast
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and parts of the south are in the storm's path. the forecasts are awful. >> it's going to be a hectic day on tap for us. >> heading home for the halladays could be made more difficult. >> ugly weather conditions across metro atlanta. >> reporter: the powerful storm has brought freezing rain, snow and sleet. for travelers, long delays and chaos. >> i just missed my connection to albany. and i'm hyperventilating. >> new york traffic, delayed. so, they left me. and then, they tried to get me on another flight. >> reporter: 2.4 million people are expected to fly today. the second-busiest day of the year. some travelers are showing up early. dishing out big money to 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: overnight, widespread damage in north carolina, near the crystal coast, after a possible tornado. roads are treacherous. snow and ice is snarling
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traffic. >> slippery roads. >> slippery roads and lots of snow. >> reporter: this 18-wheeler in birmingham, alabama, ended up on its side. in pittsburgh, a car slid off the road. in new york, the storm is threatening an 87-year tradition. performers practice for macy's thanksgiving day parade. but if wind gusts get really bad, the big character balloons could be grounded. commuters here in washington, d.c. this morning are battling light rain. but thankfully, the worst of this system moves out before the turkey comes out of the oven tomorrow. diana and john? >> that's always good news. tahman bradley, reporting live for us this morning in washington. thank you. and as tahman said, millions will be flying to their holiday destinations today. look at this live map from flightradar24.com. it shows all of the flights in the air right now. there's going to be a whole lot more planes on this map as the day goes on. those crowded skies, plus
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more stormy weather is going to add up to delays. >> tracking it all for us is accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. >> good morning, diana and jim. travel nightmare. soaking rainfall, strong, gusty winds into the evening. snow winds down across western p.a., across western new york. and ice between. now, again, this is a strengthening storm system. winds will stay quite strong here through the day. 50-mile-per-hour, 60-mile-per-hour gusts. that will cause flight delays alone and the rain on top of that. john and diana, back to you. >> thank you, jim. our team will be tracking the storm throughout the day. stay with abc news for live team coverage, coming up on "good morning america." now, to a developing story from arizona we've been covering overnight. three, young sisters who have been held captive by their mother and stepfather. the unidentified girls are 17, 13 and 12 years old. their case broke when the youngest two escaped from the
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house where they were being held and ran to a neighbor's home. >> lived in their bedrooms for approximately the last two years. 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. >> 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. developing overnight, new tension between china and the united states. the u.s. sending a strong message, it doesn't buy china's latest territorial claims. china says it controls the east china sea. and all flights over it must comply to its rules. yesterday, two b-52 bombers flew in that space. china says the u.s. hysteria is unnecessary. another challenge to obama care will be decided by the
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supreme court. at issue is whether employers must provide contraception to employees even when it goes against the employers religion beliefs. craft chain hobby lobby, is among the retailers challenging the law. a decision by the court will likely come next summer. the virginia lawmaker stabbed by his son is out of the hospital and sharing his sadness about the attack. creigh deeds said the mental health system failed his son, who suffered from bipolar disorder. gus deeds killed himself after attacking his father. deeds made a statement to his reporter. i will work for change. i owe that to my precious son. o.j. simpson has been handed a court defeat, losing his bid for a possible new trial. a judge rejecting the former nfl star's claims. his attorney concealed the chance of a plea bargain deal and his lawyer was incompetent. simpson is serving 9 to 32 years for kidnapping and armed robbery. there's huge reaction this
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morning to last night's "dancing with the stars." and its newly-crowned champion. >> a star-studded finale came down to the last fusion dance for the three finalists, amber riley and her partner, derek hough had the lead going into the dance. and they widened their advantage with a perfect score in the fusion round, making them too tough to beat. they, now, have the mirrorball trophy. >> when i first, first started, it wasn't necessarily to win anything because i'm not normally a competitive person. but when you put so much hard work in, you start wanting it. and the more that we did it, i was just, i just want it. >> the "glee" star said she wanted to show women of all sizes and colors that they are capable of doing anything they put their minds to. as for derek, it was his fifth win. we'll have much more later in this half hour. >> how exciting for them. >> yeah. that was a great show, wasn't it? the biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner. and scammers are looking to rip you off. what you need to know, coming up. plus, caught on camera. a tiger goes after his trainer.
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and some horrified spectators. a witness talk about what he saw. and look out below. an suv is driving on the road and gets hit by something the driver never expected.
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welcome back. the housing recovery keeps chugging along. home prices are up 13% from a year ago. that's the most in eight years. despite the increase in mortgage rates, the biggest gains were in the west. particularly in las vegas and california's biggest cities. there's two new recalls for the new ford escape this morning. one involves some 140,000
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vehicles that could have oil leaks. 9,000 others could have fuel leaks. both are at risk of engine fires. the popular small suv has now been recalled 7 times since its redesign only 18 months ago. we told you that not all black friday deals are really bargains. but how can you tell which are? experts say use the 30% rule. most stores expect to sell merchandise at 30% off. so, if the discount is more than that, it's probably a good deal. and while you're looking for bargains, cyber scammers are looking for easy targets. the big thing this here is bogus delivery confirmation messages that seem to come from delivery companies. click on the link and you could lose control of your computer or your mobile device. so, you want to be skeptical of those. while americans get ready for thanksgiving, jews around the world begin celebrating hanukkah tonight. >> it is the first time the 2 holidays have coincided in 125 years. it won't happen again for 78,000 years. food is an important part of both holidays. so, we're going to see a lot of
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culinary mashups. some are calling it, read this for me -- >> thanksgivukkhah. >> thanksgivukkhah. i can't wait for the adam sandler thanksgivukkhah song. >> he's going to come out with one, i'm sure. 78,000 years. do calendars go that far ahead? >> the mayan one ended last year. when we come back, medical miracle. how a man who was paralyzed for years is suddenly able to walk again. and talk about a buzzer-beater. a college basketball game with an incredible ending.
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delays likely at d.c., philadelphia, new york and boston. bottom line, stay out of the northeast. some incredible video here. an australian zookeeper has undergone surgery after being attacked on a tiger. >> spectators watched in horror as 30-year-old tiger handler dave stiles was held underwater by the tiger. he was then bitten in the neck as he tried to escape. and he was finally dragged to safety by colleagues. this boy saw it happened. >> one of them got a bit of a bear hug on him. and got up his shoulders. pulled him away. and got his neck in his arms. and then, a bit of blood came out. >> the tiger will remain at the zoo. officials there say that he became overexcited. and that the attack was only an accident. the los angeles area hot sauce plant at the center of a controversy has been ordered to partially close. neighbors had complained that the smell around the sriracha plant was making them sick. the maker had argued there was no reason to close the plant now because harvest season for
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red-hot jalapeno peppers is over, the key ingredient. the ruling won't affect this year's supply of the popular sauce. bombshell allegations against celebrity chef nigella lawson, months after her high-profile divorce. an e-mail from lawson's billionaire ex-husband, charles saatchi, said that lawson was so high on drugs that she allowed their two personal assistants to spend whatever they wanted. those assistants are now on trial for spending nearly $500,000 of the couple's money on themselves. they say lawson used cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs daily during her ten-year marriage, a claim she denies. less than two months after its debut, alec baldwin's new talk show, 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. but the network and the actor released a joint statement yesterday confirming that the
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show will not be returning. a man from guatemala living in michigan has a lot to be thankful for right now. he is estuardo morales. he was paralyzed for five years. that was before coming to the u.s. just over a month ago. and now, he's gone from being confined to a wheelchair to standing and walking with the help of a walker. >> i've never seen anyone progress this fast and become this independent in a span of four weeks. right now, he's using a walker. but i think if he kept up, he has the potential to be able to maybe even walk with crutches. >> wow. he was hoping to do better than that. he says his personal mission is to walk again completely unassisted. so, all the best to him. >> yeah. fantastic there. some dramatic video this morning from a hero police officer in new jersey after a pickup truck burst into flames. >> officer scott krissinger's dash cam captured him pulling the driver from a burning truck and dragging him to safety. but he didn't stop there. he puts his life on the line, once again, going back to the truck to see if there was anyone else inside. wow. from fire, we go to ice now.
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and a massive block of it. >> look at this. it happened in northern china. a land rover taking a direct hit from a huge block of ice last week, sending nearby people running for cover. it crushed the roof and smashed the windshield. but no one was seriously injured. and then, there's this -- that was shot by some documentarymakers back in january. it is just going viral now. >> the guys had been riding their small boat close to that glacier, which was crumbling in smaller pieces. just moments before, their engine had stalled, leaving them dead in the water right in the area where tons of ice came crashing down. after their escape, one guy says, that's too close for comfort. >> you see the smile on their faces? high-tailing it out of there. >> able to get out of there. time, now, for sports. a college quarterback rushing for a record number of yards. >> and a wild finish to a college basketball game. here's kenny and stan at espn.
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>> good morning, america. welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. the handsome gentleman you see in your television set, that's me. i'm stan verrett. this is kenny mayne. >> we're doing this against our will. they're holding us hostage and making us service you. and we will. western michigan and northern illinois. northern illinois hasn't lost a game this season. 11-0. jordan lynch, big block of a man at quarterback. a yellow circle. he grew up that way, with the yellow circle all around him. look at him run. he holds the record for quarterbacks rushing in a game. 316 yards. i'll bet you he's going to break it. because i saw it already. we do this on "sportscenter." this is now 5:00 in the morning, wherever you are. could be earlier. racing. blitz. face mount. 321 yards. quarterbacks don't do that. huskies win it, 33-14. 12-0. they're going to be in a bowl game. this is our fantastic finish of the night from college basketball. marian at huntington. two free throws. one second left. marian the lead. and the inbounds to shane
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merryman. >> going to have to pull this one out of their hat. merryman, catch and fire. oh, he made it. oh, my god. wow. unbelievable. no way, jose. >> you know, 20 years from now, there could be a documentary about how that shot changed his life. >> probably. i'll never forget where i was during that huntington and marian game. i was sitting in a chair. >> back to you. >> thanks, guys. coming up next, it's "the pulse." a popular '90s toy is coming back in a major way. and it's expected to be a big hit this christmas. prince william, living on a prayer. how he ended up on stage with taylor swift and jon bon jovi. due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem.
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it is time to check "the pulse," starting with video blowing up overnight. john bon jovi, getting high-level help singing his '80s megahit, "living on a prayer." ♪ we have to hold on to what we've got ♪ ♪ it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not ♪ ♪ we've got each other and that's a lot for love ♪ ♪ we'll give it a shot oh ♪ >> yes. that's taylor swift and prince william adding to the vocals. it was all part of an event last night to raise money for the homeless. >> left william hanging there. >> they look great doing it, too. >> having fun. good for him. the furby, one of the most popular toys of 15 years ago, could be the hit this season. this is a battery-operated plush toy that's been described as a cross between a hamster and an owl.
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it reacts to nearby sounds and movement. >> the new version, the furby boom has a smartphone app to monitor its vital signs, even if it has to go to the bathroom. that's always exciting. there is no word on whether that voice is going to still be annoying. while the rest of the country digs into their holiday feast tomorrow, there's a woman from minneapolis who will be celebrating her birthday. >> no ordinary birthday for no ordinary woman. her name is happy thanksgiving reynolds. she turns 43 years old this week. happy thanksgiving explains that she is the child of hippies. and her peace loving hippie parents didn't pick out a name in advance because they believed in letting karma name their bundle of joy. happy, thanksgiving is the middle name -- >> her name is happy reynolds. if people don't ask what her real name is -- >> labor day reynolds. black friday reynolds. >> merry christmas is probably the only one that would be.
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abc7 news begins with breakings news. good morning. thanks for joining us at 4:28. from alameda, firefighters have rescued one person from a stubborn fast moving apartment house fire. amy hollyfield is at the scene. amy, they are having problems? >> this is where the victims are gathered. they are doing okay. everyone got out. we are looking at seven people who got out. there are no injuries to report. here is the apartment building on fire. you can see the fire is about out. it is smoldering. there is a hotspot or two that is not quite out. mostly, the fire is out. it is under control. here video of what it looks like moments ago.
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the fire call came if at 2:47 on bridges avenue. a woman told me she woke up to the sound of glass breaking and she realized the building was on fire. she started telling her neighbors they needed to get out. two residents have told me a mentally unstable man lives in one of the four units and he has said "i'm going to burn it down." she believe he is to blimp we have seen police handcuff a man and put him in a police car. i have not been able to get further details but officials say they don't know. they still gathering information. there are many questions to be answered. the bottom line as far as the emergency is, the fire is out and everyone is okay. the people do believe they have lost everything.
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of the year. how does it look for us? >> right here it looks great. it is trending dry. it is milder this morning than yesterday mainly in the 40's for the temperatures. you can see how clean the air is. it is not a "spare the air" today. cleaner air. the temperatures are will above average from mid-to-upper 60's inland to upper 50's as i take you to a car and deer accident with one lane blocked. it is mostly green on mat that indicates you moving at top speed.

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