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making news in america this morning, found alive. >> two girls abducted by a man who murdered their mother and sister are rescued. we have all the breaking details. no recall. mitt romney answering to claims that he bullied a high school classmate, says he doesn't remember. but he's sorry. >> also, hoodie madness. facebook billionaire mark zuckerberg shopping a company's ipo and his signature hoodie is getting some bad reviews. enough or too much? "time" magazine covers stories fanning the flames much the mommy wars just in time for mother's day.
good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin. paula faris paula far paula faris is on assignment. the news we hoped for but didn't dare to expect. >> two kidnapped by a man who killed their mother and sister found alive. the break came overnight. >> abc's tahman bradley joins u. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. afterty tense two-week manhunt police acted on a tip and s.w.a.t. moved in and the two girls in the woods. remarkably these little girls after all they went through appear to be unharmed. the massive manhunt to find alexandria and kyliyah bain ended with the two little girls found alive. >> when i seen those kids, they was -- it was a huge relief. >> reporter: they are suspected kidnapper adam mayes who had been on the run from the fbi was found in the woods behind this church in guntown, mississippi. >> prelimi he shoate he shot himself in the head and
was laterced dead pronounced de area hospital. >> reporter: overnight they were treated at a local hospital. they appear unharmed although they were hungry and dehydrated. mayes, a former brother-in-law to the bain family, was at the tennessee home of the little girls the night they disappeared. police say mayes kidnapped alexandria and kyliyah when he killed their mother jo ann bain and 14-year-old sister adrienne. their bodies found buried outside his home charged with first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. authorities believe mayes drove bodies to this trailer where he lived. the fbi says mayes' motives remain unclear but he may have thought the little girls were his kids. >> there was two little girls that he was just absolutely obsessed with. he was claiming that those two children were his. >> made us all think that was his kids. >> reporter: investigators believe mayes had help. his mother mary mayes and his
ex-wife ex-wife teresa ann mayes charged with four counts of conspiracy si to commit aggravated kidnapping. teresa has confessed mayes killed jo ann and adrienne. after their stay in the hospital alexandria and kyliyah will be returned home to the care of their father. rob and sunny. >> as good an ending we could hope for. tahman bradley live in washington. thanks. turning now to presidential politics. mitt romney is on the defensive on something in his distant past. >> he has apologized for what he calls stupid high school pranks which may have a gay targeted a classmate. david muir has the latest. >> reporter: one of mitt romney's former high school classmates at the prestigious cranbrook school was supreme bullying and they acted like a pack of dogs. that classmate, phillip maxwell, now a lawyer offered more an a scene reported by "the washington post" telling abc news that mitt romney was part
of a group of students that who targeted a boy who most thought was gay and who dyed his long hair peroxide. it's a haunting memory, he said. i think it's a haunting memory. i think it was for everybody and you see that look in their eye, you never forget it. he and romney were among the down.who held t i had an arm and leg. he was pinned down by the state champion wrestler, the captain of the football team. this was bullying supreme. maxwell says romney was holding the scissors, i saw with my own eyes, it was a hack job. clumps of hair taken off. mitt romney was asked about the account first reported in "the washington post." >> i had no idea what that individual's sexual orientation might be. going back to the 1960s that wasn't something that we all discussed. i don't recall the incident myself but i've seen the reports and not going to argue with that. there's no question but that i did some stupid things when i was in high school and obviously if i hurt anyone by virtue of
that, i would be very sorry for >> reporter: meantime, another romney classmate came to romney's defense saying he did not witness the event but had a vague rec legwand of it. >> kind of like when you come to a pool party and someone that they to throw you in. jokingly said, hey, let's go cut his hair. >> that was david muir reporting. up next we are learning new details about the double agent who foiled the latest al qaeda plot to bomb a plane flying into the u.s. sources say the hero mole is actually a british citizen of middle eastern descent who carried a european union would him through security andted by recruited by british intelligence to take on thedangerous mission which included him posing as a suicide bomber. this morning the deadly twin car bombings in damascus fueling new fears they're trying to take root in syria and taking advantage of that political
climate. midday television viewersite got quite a surprise yesterday. the forecast called for rain and royalty. prince charles delivered the weather report while visiting the bbc. it was specially written to highlight the royal residences of cotland, the course, has gone viral and the reviews are pretty good so far. prince charles may have a new career option as he waits to take the throne. >> may be waiting forever. maybe a good career option. time now for a look at weather on this side of the pond. it will be stormy across much of texas and louisiana today with the heaviest rain and flooding from corpus christi over to houston. rainy in colorado and new mexico rockies and some scattered thunderstorms around omaha, des moines and minneapolis. showers in miami anticipate the keys. >> as for your temperatures, 80 in new orleans, 75 in baltimore and 69 in boston. 70s from chaul to detroit and
from salt lake city, 65. 90 in sacramento and 65 in salt lake city. the biggest bank in the country is reporting a massive loss this morning and it's rattling the markets. your money news is coming up next. also, culture clash. facebook's mark zuckerberg courting wall street cash in a very untraditional way. >> also this morning, president obama goes hollywood. we'll tell you how much cash he brought in last night mingling with a lot of a-listers at the house of none other than george clooney.am medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. all medicare supplement insurance plans can help pay... some of what medicare doesn't, so you could save... thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare...
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welcome back, everybody. a shocker this morning from jpmorgan chase, the nation's largest bank said it guessed wrong on a major trading bet and lost $2 billion in the past six weeks. the ceo blames "error, slopness and bad judgment" but says nsjpe despite that loss. not the case for the postal service reporting a first quarter loss of $3.2 billion, one billion more than the same time last year. it's running out of cash and without help from congress may default on health benefit payments next fall. americans are spending more on mom this year. one survey predicts we'll be shelling out about 8% more on everything from flowers and cards to electronics like e-readers and tablets. on average we'll each be spending $153 for the holiday.
asian measures off after that bad news from j.p. morgan chase. tokyo's nikkei average lost 46 points. hong kong's hang seng was down 252. in london, the ftse opened higher and dow rose 20 thursday. the nasdaq slipped a point. those wall streeters have a message for facebook ceo mark zuckerberg. ditch the hoodies. one analyst called swearing a sweatshirt to a business meeting a sign of immaturity. others say it shows a lack of respect for prospective investors. he turns 28 years old monday and has been making the rounds in advance of facebook's first public sale of stock. facebook, meanwhile, is not commenting on its founder's wardrobe. >> the hoodie, i'm not quite sure the hoodie works so well. >> that's who he is. if you're buying facebook, you'd know that's what you're buying. >> he says, you know, i got billions. the first new diet drug in a decade. >> president obama's record
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on i-35 from des moines to minneapolis and from south dakota to minnesota. possible delays in dallas, new orleans and minneapolis. that's if you're flying. back to the news this morning, vice president joe biden has now apologized to president obama for coming out in favor of before the president did. >> in an interview on sunday, biden said he was absolutely comfortable with gay couples getting married. well, those comments forced the president to speed up his own public endorsement. we're told the president accepted the vice president's apology shortly before he sat down for his exclusive interview with "good morning america robin roberts yesterday. >> joe being joe. well, the president's historic embrace of same-sex marriage has unleashed a new influx of campaign cash most notably at last night's star-studded hollywood fund-raiser. this morning mr. obama's coffers are fatter by -- get this -- $15 million, a record for a single fund-raiser. george clooney hosted d the dig
president joked all that money came pouring in not because they like him but because they love george. well, a panel of federal health add advisers endorsed the first drug shown to prevent hiv infection in healthy people. if approved by the fda, truvada could be prescribed to those considered to be high risk for hiv. an fda decision is expected early next month. and the first ne in more than a in more than a decade could soon win fda approval. an expert panel has recommended that lorcaserin be made available despite concerns about the possible health risk. a final decision on that drug is expected at the end of the month. and now a quick look at the big sports headlines this morning. here are our friends over at espn news. gong. i'm don bell with your "sportscenter" update. we'll start with baseball, go to the bronx. rays and yankees, new york trying to recover after that ninth inning blown save situation on wednesday night, so bottom of the fifth we go. that's going to help.
robinson cano, get up and get gone. a two-run home run. the yankees lead, 4-2. to the top of theate we go. against pena, sabathia, 10 ks in eight innings. top of the ninth now, yankees lead 5-3. ra to close it out soriano in to close it out, former tampa bay ray closer gets zobrist and yankees win, 5-3. to the nba now, a sick kobe bryant and i do mean like literally sick, he and his lakers taking on the nuggets trying to end this series and bryant feeling it early. shades of the flu game with michael jordan and it was that kind of night for the lakers because that guy, ty lawoints. career high 32 points. the nuggets win, 113-96. they force a game seven. kevin s hosting the hawks, game six. boston can move on if they get the "w." garnett, the jumper, celtics up 74-65, later in the fourth, josh
smith going to the hole. hawks up, 77-76. 35 seconds left, ray allen to garnett, he was huge, 28 points, 14 boards. celtics up by 1. 1.3 remaining.ff teague, last ch jeff teague, last chance, can't even get off the shot, and the celtics win, 83-80 and take on the sixers next in the eastern conference semifinals. talking about the playoffs, tonight the grizzlies and clippers, game six from l.a., you can catch it at 9:00 p.m. eastern on espn. well, the olympic torch relay is under way, but it got off to a bit of a shaky start. t >> yeah, the torch was lit in olympia, greece, but then a gust of wind came along and actually blew out the iconic flame. an actress, though, playing a high priestess got it going before the torchbearer took over.
you can control many things but mother nature ain't one of them. >> rigcoming up, t well, coming up, the magazine cover that's turning heads. >> we'll tell you what's behind this picture of a breast-feeding mom on the cover of "time." and does this ad send the wrong message to young athletes? new controversy involving michael jordan. [ sneezes ] ♪ got it all. here. have a good day, honey. i love you, ok. bye, mom. [ female announcer ] sam's mom is muddling through her allergies. what can she do? she can get answers at walgreens. with guidance and information to help her make informed choices for her allergy needs. like zyrtec -- with the strength of 24-hour rtec, you get relief from your worst allergy symptoms, indoors and out. right now, buy one and get one 50% off. ♪ find answers at walgreens.
stories you'll be talking about today. this is a hot one right here. a provocative cover photo on the latest issue of "time" magazine is turning heads around the country. >> that's right. here's a look at the attention-grabbing shot of a los angeles mother breast-feeding her almost 4-year-old son. abou the story is about attachment parenting, which promotes a deeper physical and psychological bond between parent and child, at least purportedly. >> yes, they do look close. well, the mom, 26-year-old jamie lynn grumet, says nursing her son at that age is biologically normal. she herself breast fed until the age of 6. so this kind of runs in her family a little bit.family a li i don't have kids. i'll leave this one to you. >> i do, and i nurse but if listen to what pediatricians say, you nurse them for a year in terms of getting all the nutrients you need, but i don't know that a 4-year-old really needs breast milk. >> the best joke i heard about that cover was if you're old
enough to spell milk, you're probably done. >> you're walking, have a lot of teeth. >> oh -- >> i can't stop looking at it. >> let the discussion roll on about that one. >> it will. all right, well, an ad for gatorade starring basketball legend michael jordan is under fire by public health advocates. >> that's right. they want the ad pulled because they say it's misleading saying the ad implies cured the superstar of a nasty bout with the flu during that memorable 1997 playoff game. >> i do remember that game, but the group says the ad never shows jordan drinking gatorade and concerned people, especially teens, will get the wrong idea. most people know that, you know, gatorade is not your chicken soup or your medicine or you know what i mean. >> yeah. >> i guess imagery they think is that powerful which it can be. >> it can be. but i'm not sure if that's fair. all right, the moving trucks are pulling up to wisteria lane this weekend. the final episode of "desperate housewives" airs on sunday night and believe it or not, this all started eight years ago with the death of mary alice
young. >> and since then, we've seen our share of murder mysteries, family dramas, extramarital affairs. the show also gave some really juicy roles to a wonderful cast of lovely ladies. >> it, i mean, really started ou deal. it was a hot thing here on abc when it first started out. >> absolutely. >> it was what they called a dramedy meaning drama and comedy. not sure it will be a great finale but when you see them hugging and crying and kissing, i'm sure it will be heart felt. there was a lot of drama behind the scenes of that. >> a lot behind the scenes. >> said about teri hatcher. those things are leaking out now that the show is wrapped. but tune in sunday night. it should be a good finale. >> i think so. >> i will miss eva longoria. >> i know you will. your favorite. >> yes. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else on this friday morning, we will be right back with an unusual hollywood makeover. a how-to book for moms made into, guess what, a hot, new mo >> i think all moms have that
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recapping our top stories now, two tennessee sisters, who a family friend two weeks ago, have been found alive. their alleged abductor, who police say shot their mother and older sister, killed himself when police tracked him down in mississippi. mitt romney may face new questions about his past when he campaigns in north carolina today. romney has been accused of bullying a high school classmate who was gay. and it could be a rough day on wall street after jpmorgan chase, the nation's largest bank, admitted losing $2 billion in a trading portfolio. looking at today's weather, expect soaking rain and flooding across texas and southern louisiana and rain in the colorado rockies. pop-up thunderstorms from nebraska to minnesota and showers in south florida. and finally from us this morning, words of wisdom that millions of new moms and dads have turned to as they prepare to tackle parenthood. >> yes, the baby bible, "what to expect when you're expecting" is about to hit the big screen. abc's juju chang met the woman behind the best-selling book that inspired the movie. >> reporter: when j. lo and
cameron diaz head up an all-star cast in a movie about what to expect when you're expecting -- >> >> you dropped your kid on a changing table? >> that just happens. last week my kid ate a cigarette. >> reporter: you know the baby bump has gone glam. >> years ago. >> reporter: but pregnancy wouldn't be on the a-list in hollywood were it not for this woman. heidi murkoff wrote the guide that inspired the movie. it sold 34 million copies in 30 languages. how does a handbook turn into a romantic comedy? >> if you think about it, what is more romantic than starting a family together, right, and what's funnier than being a pregnant woman. >> you said you didn't want it, and it would be the crazy talking. >> get me the juice. >> reporter: pregnancy is not easy. >> no, no, no. >> reporter: and it's not always fun. >> no, and i think we all have felt that during pregnancy, i'm pregnant as hell, and i'm not going to >> reporter: ire. >> reporter: in fact, 93% of
pregnant women who are reading pregnancy books ha been 29 year. it's been 29 years since murkoff was a nervous, expectant mom and she'll be the first to tell you, a lot has changed. >> well, i feel like we can talk about sex during pregnancy openly now. we can talk about the sex life. we can talk about positions. >> rep has launched a library of other titles, and she protects the integrity of her brand with the intensity of a mother bear. >> it's not that i am, you know, preachy about breast-feeding all moms should make the choice that's right for them, but i also feel that there's the risk of preying on moms when they're at their most vulnerable. >> reporter: from the author of of "what to expect," you'd expect nothing less. ws. >> and you're a big fan. you read them. >> i read all of them. >> wow. >> well, that's erwh