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the kid is sipping and falls and then there's a situation. so i don't have kids so this isn't a topic that i am -- >> not something you want to talk about. >> not something i'm well versed in. i enjoy sippy cups. >> how about the weather? want to talk about the weather? here's tuesday's forecast. up to three inches of rain from new england to d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas, georgia and florida. and from new orleans into houston and san antonio. hail and gusty winds around chicago and milwaukee. >> 82 in the twin cities. 75 in detroit. 70s from new york to atlanta. 80s from miami to dallas. a sweltering 104 in phoenix. not going to help those wildfires out there. that kind of heat. also 80 in sacramento and 86 in boise. now talk about a romantic story. >> this is cool. this is cool. >> i love this one. right after sam miller met sarah cooper four years ago, he knew he wanted to marry her right away but their families wanted them to wait until they graduated.
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and sam honored their wish. by about five seconds. >> there he goes. when sarah walked across the stage to pick up her diploma, sam was right there. he got down on one knee and proposed. look how excited she is. she said yes to the cheers of the crowd. the couple will settle in the washington area where sam already has a job in public relations. and i would like to say, that was a smart pr move on his part. already -- must be a good pr man. >> that is absolutely beautiful. >> nicely done, sam. coming up next, lighting up to put down chronic pain. >> and later, see who is giving "snow white" a little action. a new chapter for an old fairy tale. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. sorry. sore knee.
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♪ now iaven ♪ i haven't got time for the pain ♪ welcome back, everybody to the overnights. >> this is his favorite,
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favorite story of the day. >> the use of medical marijuana and sales have been an ongoing debate. especially with many cash-strapped states looking to create new tax revenue. >> new research on multiple sclerosis patients shows even more benefits. dr. timothy johnson has more. >> reporter: multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. one common symptom is muscle tightness and pain called spasticity. a study in the journal "cmaj" looked at 30 ms patients who had not improved with conventional medications. some were given marijuana and cigarettes, and others got fake marijuana. researchers found those who smoked real marijuana showed substantial improvement in their spasticity. patients in the cannabis group also reported less pain. the study found that the thought process in the cannabis group was slower. but in a normal range for their age group.
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nonetheless, the authors call for more research on treating ms with marijuana. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> wow. i mean, and this is no small change. get this. california tax authorities estimate that the state currently collects $58 million to 105 -- [ coughing ] willis -- >> i'm staying out of this conversation. >> willis! cheetos, man. >> feed me! >> that glaucoma has never been better on you. we'll be back. >> announcer: abc's "world news
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there's been a major boom in the pawn shop business. and some stores have lost that low-rent stigma. >> many high-end luxury items can be found by those looking to cash in. abby boudreau looks into the trend. >> reporter: gold, diamonds, jewels and art. the classic pawn shop where you sell or get a loan for your gems to pay back later. it's become a reality tv sensation. >> everything in here has a story. and a price. >> reporter: with hit shows like "pawn stars." but what about here? in beverly hills. >> it's beautiful, believe me. i like the stone. >> reporter: josi runs a pawn shop where the rich pawn their jewels for quick cash. vanessa is one of them. a beverly hills hairdresser, now getting divorced. >> a lot of people wouldn't
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think you would need a loan right now. why do you? >> because the house is going foreclosure. i'm going to be on the street because i have no support at all. >> why not get a loan from a bank? >> nobody would give me a loan. >> her meal ticket? this. >> it's harry winston diamond necklace. $600,000 retail price. the jewelry doesn't work for the bank so my best option was to go to pawn shop and try to sell it. >> reporter: she hopes to borrow quick cash on it until her divorce settlement and use the money to support her children. >> i need to pay for the clothes, the food, if i want to go to disneyland. i mean, children cost money. >> you need money immediately or you can wait? >> no, immediately. >> i can sell this lech that between $300 to $400. >> i need to sell it -- >> you get the difference. >> right there she decides to sell it. >> you want to take the trip to my safe? >> the contents of his walk-in vault valued at millions. >> it's a cartier bracelet. one client who will never sell? former football star dokie
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williams. >> same as always. >> how much you want now? >> $10,000. >> he brings in his 1983 super bowl ring over and over. any time he needs cash. >> you sure you don't want to sell it? >> never. >> this is better than a bank. the ease of it. the control of it and, besides, this is safer here than it is with me, to be honest. >> i need your signature please there. >> you meet people in the worst time and you want them to feel good about themselves. when she leaves here, she feels like a winner. >> for vanessa, cutting strings with the past and walking away with hundreds of thousands. abby boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> never thought i'd be jealous of a pawn shop. that kind of money? that kind of cash? >> there he is. we know where you spend your
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♪ i remember that. >> that was -- good lord. >> it's so beautiful. >> not really. finally this half hour, another interpretation of "snow white" is out soon. this version does not feature the little disney cartoon characters. >> that's right. this fairy tale has dwarfs suited up in armor and going to battle. the bbc's david sillitoe previews this remake. >> reporter: castles. enchanted forests. dwarves. and an armor-clad sword-wielding snow white played by kristen
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stewart. >> it's very appropriately violent and a lot of those old stories are incredibly dark and weird and i think that we go there. >> reporter: yes, there's no high ho or cuddly cartoon characters here. the objective was make it real. >> my mantra was make believe. i wanted the audience to really believe they are in an environment where fairy tales existed and where people still believed in those myths. >> reporter: and his answer was to build enchanted forests, medieval villages and one enormous castle. >> it is the scale that gets you. this castle took six months to build. this structure is 6 1/2 tons. and it's wood on the outside but a metal structure inside. monster. every twig is nailed into place. the backgrounds are painted canvas and there are three
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varieties of fake snow and a full-time snow supervisor. >> i mean, i've never been put in such a real environment that wasn't real. so it was pretty impressive. >> reporter: but what about these guys? the eight dwarves? they are played by, amongst others, bob hoskins, ray winston, nick frost. none of them ever small. so how do they do a shot like this? it must be digital effects, surely? no. there are other ways. >> it's very simple the way i've done it. you just dig a hole or you'd be on your knees. >> reporter: so a fairy tale, but to get the fantasy looking this real, there's a lot of making involved in this make believe. david sillitoe, bbc news. >> a man's "snow white." >> never thought i'd hear that. opens up june the 1st. you can go check it out. you want to see it, don't you? >> oh. my favorite. >> see, you were t
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- financial fiasco. jpmorgan chase executives face a tense day explaining a $2 billion blunder to shareholders. >> as the losses from the company's gigantic trading mistake continue to add up and slam the markets. it's tuesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we are having a heated debate behind the scenes. >> we'll let you in on it later. in the meantime, good morning, everyone. i'm diana perez, back for paula faris. >> welcome back. we didn't scare you away yesterday. good to have you back. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson.
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the president has plenty to say about the jpmorgan chase mistake which could impact retirement accounts in a big way. and that is not all that could influence wall street and your street today. the european financial political fiasco could also drive down the markets. so much happening on the domestic and global financial stage here. we're keeping an eye on all of it this morning. also security shortfalls exposed at what could be one of the nation's most vulnerable airports. and that's not the only embarrassment for the tsa after a security supervisor there was arrested. >> not the news you want to hear in light of all the bomb plot news you've been listening to the last couple of weeks. also later this half hour, the intense competition during the semifinals on "dancing with the stars." hey, maria. see who really impressed the judges coming up later in "the skinny." i'm already impressed. >> it's part of the conversation. we'll tell you all about it later on. but before we do that, we want to talk about this. the head of jpmorgan chase goes before shareholders at the company's annual meeting today. and things could get rocky. >> interesting timing on this. the scandal, then this meeting today. jamie dimon is expected to keep his job, but another top executive has been shown the
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door. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: it was the $2 billion bombshell from jpmorgan. the money lost in just six weeks. one of those complex bets that spiraled out of control. and the first face to go, ina drew, 30 years at jpmorgan, gone. she made nearly $15 million last year and oversaw the division that should have stopped the bet from going bad. ceo jamie dimon trying to reassure investors and everyday customers. we made a terrible, egregious mistake. there's almost no excuse for it. he said. but american taxpayers who came to the rescue that bailout of the bank now asking, wasn't there supposed to be greater oversight after the financial collapse? retiree robert miner of dallas heard of this $2 billion loss. >> i think, not again. >> you really worry about the little guy, like us. us little people. >> reporter: the reality financial experts say is that the big banks in many ways are still at it. but it's nearly impossible for anyone trying to police them to keep up. >> it's like riding a tiger the
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way our financial system works. regulators, they were aware of some of these trades, but apparently they didn't have a grasp on how quickly you could turn against jpmorgan either. >> reporter: even with a loss of $2 billion, the bank is still rock solid. after all, they made $19 billion in profits last year alone. the bank as a whole, today, worth $137 billion. but even as the bank weathers the storm, what about our 401(k)s struggling in the middle of it? jpmorgan stock is down more than 12% in just two days, wiping nearly $20 billion in value from the bank. >> every investor needs to care about this. this is another example of the kind of event that could knock down 401(k) portfolios. >> reporter: it is now believed two more high-ranking officials could go, and there are also questions about the trader nicknamed the london well because of the size of the bet. it's believed he could go as well. and the annual shareholders meeting couldn't come at a worse time for the bank, later today. there will be lots of questions
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about this big bet gone bad. david muir, abc news, new york. >> imagine they'll be peppered with lots of questions down in tampa today. the president did speak out about this. he'll be on "the view" later this morning. 11:00 a.m. eastern. he addresses the banking issue, as well as, of course, the other hot topic of the week, or the last two weeks, the gay marriage debate as well. if you don't think your 401(k) is impacted, here's the stat. more than half of the year's gains so far have gone in just the past two weeks. so that impacts all of us because the stuff here at home and abroad. >> and the stock market has already felt the impact. jpmorgan chase alone is down by 3%. we're not even talking about the other financial institutions that have also been affected by it. >> and losses could be more. may not stop at the $2 billion. >> we're just starting to count it. >> good, refreshing news on this tuesday. as you can imagine, the financial markets are keeping a nervous eye on greece as that country's political and fiscal crisis drags on. more than a week after the elections there, party leaders have been unable to agree on
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power sharing among themselves. another round of meetings is set for today. the government's standoff could impact the country's financial system and cause credit problems that will be felt around the world. and there's another round of layoffs at a south dakota plant that produces a meat byproduct known as pink slime. 86 employees from the corporate office of beef products incorporated have now lost their jobs. the company blames the job losses on poor sales and the misinformation campaign about the treated beef it produces. there are disturbing new questions about airport security more than ten years after the 9/11 attacks. they come after an arrest at one of the nation's busiest airports and after a new report has revealed an alarming number of security breaches are simply never reported. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: remember this? an infamous breach of security at newark international, the country's 14th largest airport, serving the new york city area. a passenger walks past a vacated security checkpoint to kiss his girlfriend good-bye. and then returns to the sterile area, shutting down the airport
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for six hours and delaying flights around the world. a breach that was reported to the bosses at tsa headquarters. but a report charges that nearly half of the security breaches at the nation's top airports go unreported to the head office. critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangerous weaknesses in the system. just a week after american aviation came under attack again by al qaeda using new tactics and new bombs. new jersey senator frank lautenberg who demanded the inspector general report says this report identifies a gaping hole in our airport security system. and more trouble for newark airport. this longtime security supervisor was arrested for using the identity of a new york city man murdered 20 years ago. he did not work for the tsa. he was in private security, but had access to sensitive areas of the field. the tsa says in a statement it is working to enhance its
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oversight system to more accurately report, track and analyze trends. jim avila, abc news, washington. a school bus full of sixth graders returning from a class trip slammed into the back of a semi truck on an illinois highway. a fleet of ambulances rushed to the scene. more than a dozen injured, including the bus driver. an air ambulance flew one student to the hospital. the bus rear-ended the semi truck as it approached a construction zone. and colorado police are enhancing security video that recorded this truck plowing into a pawn shop in order to find the culprits. eyewitnesses say two men were in the truck and they drove wearing a mask. but it's not clear if they stole anything because they ran off after the crash. the truck's owner says he didn't know that it was stolen until the police showed up. wildfires are still burning out of control in arizona forcing evacuations. the historic mining town of crown king remains under a mandatory evacuation order just
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weeks, in fact, before its busy tourist season. the fires have scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed at least three buildings. hot, dry, windy conditions are making it tough. we were happy about the mild winter, but it leads to these dry conditions that lead to fires like that. >> that's right. >> down side to everything. >> and that's the scary part for the people who live there. they are waiting for more rain, more precipitation, and it's just not happening. >> not coming. here's a look at the tuesday forecast. some severe storms in the midwest. expect hail and 70-mile-an-hour winds from dubuque to green bay and chicago. it will be wet along the east coast. drenching rain from boston to d.c., and thunderstorms in the southeast. also stormy from texas to new orleans. >> 82 in dallas. 80 in omaha. 77 in chicago. 68 in boston. 72 in baltimore. 85 in miami. 80s from seattle to salt lake city. triple digits in phoenix.
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well, it rained confetti in manchester, england, after a soccer victory of epic proportions. the team called manchester city celebrated its first english title in 44 years along with about 100,000 fans. >> it was an especially sweet victory because they took the trophy from their cross-town rival manchester united. that team has won 12 times in the last 19 years, and by scoring two goals in the last two minutes of the entire season. that is exciting. >> and the winning team recently was bought by a sheikh from abu dubai -- i'm tired. it's beautiful in the summer. abu dubabi. >> in abu dhabi, too. >> thank you. where's my diet coke? whatever, willis. my caffeine isn't in yet. coming up -- thank you for saving me. a young sitcom star's health challenge and how she hid it from her fans. >> and later, who is behind a
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♪ ♪ i've got a secret ♪ i've got a secret can you keep it nobody's got to know ♪ smooth. welcome back to the quiet storm. >> yeah. we see her every week on the country's most popular sitcom "modern family." now sarah hyland is revealing a secret. >> she's actually fighting a life-threatening disease and her real-life father is now stepping up with a much-needed organ
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donation. here's abc's cecilia vega with more. >> reporter: we see her every week as haley, the typical modern teen. >> this is so unfair! >> reporter: but sarah hyland who plays haley has been hiding a secret. take a look. ever noticed how often she leans against something or sits down again and again, scene after scene. >> we're not talking about some character on a soap opera here, are we? >> reporter: that's because in real life, hyland has spent years doubled over in pain and exhausted. privately, she's battled a life-threatening kidney disease since childhood. >> i try and make it so that haley is always sitting down. if you notice, she's sitting down a lot. texting, like leaning against something and texting. like when haley walks up the stairs, that's like my workout for the week. i was like, uh-uh. you know i'm acting when haley is jumping up and down and smiling. >> reporter: hyland has waited for a kidney transplant for years. she's now 21 and talking about her illness for the first time with "seventeen" magazine. >> were you afraid people, if
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you told them, maybe would feel sorry for you or pity you? >> well, that's why i didn't -- i never really, like, went to like the public about it because i didn't want people to feel sorry for me at all. >> reporter: now hyland finally has something to celebrate. last month, she got that kidney thanks to a special donor, her father, actor edward james hyland. >> that was cute. >> reporter: she has a new outlook on life and a second chance at it, too. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> it's amazing what goes on behind the scenes that people don't know about. you would never think she was someone that young and all the success of the show that she was battling something like that. she was diagnosed at 9 but had to wait until the condition got worse before the transplant became an option and her dad stepped in, which is a great ending. >> oh, i know. it's so wonderful he was there and available to do that. and the fact that the sitcom has been so accommodating to her. >> yes. >> it's so wonderful.
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and, you know, you see her as just this bubbly teenager. you never think what's going on behind the scenes. >> you would never have guessed. it's so good. it's my favorite show on tv. there's something so good going on over there. hope it all works out. coming up next -- lady gaga's rare new look. it's a usda choice. >> oh, yeah. and who is impressing the judges on "dancing with the stars." semifinals next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. time for "the skinny." as we do on most tuesdays, time for an update about "dancing with the stars." what is it, week 86? just want to let you know there are four folks left here. down to the nitty-gritty. the top two, maria menounos. how are you doing, girl? maria, one of my favorites. she and her partner derek hough scored a 59. they are looking good. in the top two. and joining them is william levy and cheryl burke.
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they scored a 58. this is like the female favorite of the season, william levy. sunny loved him. paula loves him. anyway, my crush is still maria. there's william levy. >> you mean you're not in love with william levy? >> that would be maria menounos. nope, sorry. me and maria, we're very tight. she's very possessive. the bottom two, donald driver, 57, and katherine jenkins. she's also in the bottom two. she and her partner mark had a 56. these scores are great but it's getting tight because the four best are left. i'm voting for katherine or maria. can you dance like that? can you move like that? >> i can get down. >> i asked if you could dance. >> well, i can get down. that's the answer i got. dancing is one thing. getting down is -- >> ain't that the truth, ruth. all right, up next, everybody remembers lady gaga's disgusting meat dress. or very provocative meat dress.
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now she's got another one. this one is not exactly a meat dress, we don't think. we think it's made out of a material that looks a lot like meat. she was on stage. she came out of what looked like a meat refrigerator and that was her look. that's the way that she wanted to go. this one, of course, more tailored. it has a sweetheart neckline and a skirt. so this is a more tailored look for her because she was performing in this dress as opposed to just receiving an award. so hide the women, children and vegetarians. >> i'm sure peta, not the picture they like to see. she's an original. give her credit. >> she will do anything. >> she's out there. more power to you. >> whatever it takes. >> put a little a-1 on her and take her out. i think this next item is pretty cool. there's this comedian named john lovett who has gotten a green light for a cool sitcom called "1600 penn" which is about life in the white house. he actually is connected to obama.
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he's a former speechwriter for president obama. and bill pullman will play the president in the new show. he started as a stand-up comic. then hired by the john kerry campaign. he worked for hillary clinton writing a roast speech and now he's going to get this sitcom. should be an interesting look at the life inside the white house. he's denying all reports that it's based on the obamas. don't get any ideas. he said the idea that this is a dysfunctional family and the first family is so far from that. this guy is known as a leftist so there could be some anti-conservative jokes in there. but, anyway, should be another political sitcom on the way. >> another inside look at spaces and places we're not allowed into. we like that. last on the list, larry david. we love him. "curb your enthusiasm" star and creator. he's now on twitter. his handle, larrydavid4. his first tweet went out and basically he was asking charity
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♪ willis is singing in the back. he's back with us for the night. he loves this song. all right. there is nothing like the highs and lows, the twists and turns and the weightless feeling you can find only on a roller coaster. >> that's the only place. at california's magic mountain, youtube celebs were there for roller coaster day celebrated
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worldwide. kabc's rob hayes takes to the tracks. >> reporter: a mid-may weekday at six flags magic mountain. the sun is out, the rides are going and practically no crowds. unless you count this one. they are the fervent and devoted disciples of these guys. >> did we all buy our tickets? >> yeah! >> reporter: brandon laatsch and freddie wong, also known as the founders of -- >> -- roller coaster day. >> reporter: yep, the third annual roller coaster day which brought more than 200 people t ride roller coasters. >> it's turning into this like crazy holi of people are showing up and just skipping school and work to go ride roller coasters for a day. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: it's not just magic mountain. roller coaster day is going on at theme parks all across the country with people from all around the world taking part. like patrick. >> roller coaster day. >> reporter: who is from brazil. >> being first time in the united states and in the roller coaster day, it's quite ag. >> we had some people fly in
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from ireland. some europeaneopln. it's been nuts. >> reporter: growing roller coaster day is relatively easy. the two are popular youtube filmmakers known for their humorous shorts. rich with special effects and viewers. >> each of our videos gets anywhere from like 2 million to 10 million views. >> reporter: roller coaster day is still a long way from those kind of numbers, but its founders are determined to keep it on track. >> the idea of starting a holiday has never been a life-long goal. now that we're doing it and the process of it is something we'll repeat every year. >> reporter: or at least as long as their stomachs hold out. rob hayes reporting for abc news. >> first roller coaster ever patented by a genius back in 1898. >> wow. you are an aficionado. you like roller coasters. >> i want to kiss that person. >> yeah. you didn't know that picture was that was just you speaking from your heart. >> but my arms are always up alc
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- hot seat. president obama's exclusive interview today on "the view" as he further explains his support of same-sex marriage. >> and his surprising comments about the jpmorgan chase financial fiasco. it's tuesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm diana perez in for paula faris. we'll preview the president's big interview coming up. but first, we want to take a look at what legal insiders want to know about john edwards' mistress rielle hunter. they want to know whether she's
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going to take the stand in the former presidential candidate's trial. >> that decision could come in the next few days as the trial moves forward this week. as well as whether john himself will take the stand which could be fascinating legal theater as well. also, new developments in the search for isabel celis. the little girl who disappeared in tucson. what detectives are now saying about her father and what we're learning from newly released calls to 911. and the walmart shopper who got a little more than a bargain. he was attacked by a rattlesnake in the gardening department. who took immediate action to get him from that store to the emergency room. >> forget about snakes on a plane. there are now snakes in the walmart. no place is safe today. what is going on in the world. where is samuel l. jackson when you need him? i'm tired of -- anyway. but first -- >> we'll let that one slide. >> i don't want to wake the fcc here. the latest poll shows mitt romney slightly ahead of president obama despite the president's change of heart about gay marriage. voters say the economy remains
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the top issue. >> the president faced tough questions during his exclusive interview on "the view" which you'll be able to see later today. abc's karen travers has a preview. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. the president's appearance on "the view" today was supposed to be the day he announced his support for same-sex marriage. but joe biden's announcement last week that he supported it sped up the president's timeline. president obama was on the hot seat. he sat down with the always feisty ladies of "the view" for an interview that will air today. the president declined to say whether he'll now publicly push for a repeal of the defense of marriage act. that's the federal law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. >> we don't think the defense of marriage act is constitutional. congress is clearly on notice that i think it's a bad idea. >> reporter: the issue continues to dominate the political dialogue. at a fund-raiser with gay and
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lesbian supporters in new york, the president touted his new support for what he called marriage equality. >> it doesn't weaken families. that strengthens families. that's the right thing to do. >> reporter: asked by cbn news this weekend if same-sex marriage will be part of his campaign message, mitt romney said he'll talk to voters about what they care about. >> those issues, ink, virtue, the president's change of view on this topic has become more curre tod how important it is to the people a few months from now, time will tell. >> reporter: both campaigns say it's the economy that voters most want to hear about. president obama weighed in on the news of wall street giant jpmorgan's $2 billion trading loss. >> jpmorgan is one of the best managed banks there is. jamie dimon, the head of it, is one of the smartest bankers we've got. and they still lost $2 billion and counting. this is why we passed wall street reform. >> reporter: president obama said the jpmorgan example is why his administration has pushed
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for wall street reform and why tougher regulations are still needed. rob and diana? >> thanks a lot, karen. and there's a new poll out that suggests -- once again you can see "the view" with president obama coming up later today at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. check that out. also a new poll that shows the public really does believe the president was motivated by politics on his latest issue with same-sex marriage. people forget when he was running for state senate in the late '90s he said i do support same-sex marriage, and then ran fopresd sa on woman and now we saw wht happened last week. issue. his conviction is not political but the timing when he came out with his decision, yes, that was political. >> it's important to point out there are people that believe he did this because he bliev was right. he said one of hters told him she didn't understand why everybody wasn't equal and, therefore, he said that's what but what's scary when it comes
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so many that believe icalivat and it's interesting topwilereso that may affect their votes. >> the polls show growing support but some opposi still a divisive isue. still a politically y mo more politi now ron paul's entii the texas congressman has sply run out of csh for delegates, taking the battle to the gop convention this summer in tampa. but he's not going to campaign in states that have yet to have a primary vote. the defenses in the john edwards trial got off to a rocky start after the judge refused to allow testimony from a key witness. other major witnesses may be called as abc's bob woodruff reports. >> reporter: john edwards' high-powered legal team launched his defense and refused to tip their hand on what could be one of their toughest decisions. whether to call rielle hunter, edwards' former girlfriend, to the witness stand. she's been lying low for months but we saw new pictures of her and her 4-year-old daughter with the former presidential candidate. hunter is the central figure in
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this case. prosecutors claiming two of edwards' top contributors paid to cover up the affair to protect the campaign. she could help the defense by testifying she wasn't aware of the huge sums of money involved. but hunter's testimony could also backfire. she can be a loose cannon as was evident in her 2008 interview with oprah winfrey. >> the power of the love does override all the issues that come up and all the judgments. this is wrong. what you are doing is wrong. >> the power of the love did that? >> yes. >> jurors aren't going to like her much. i think it just says the danger and the risk of focusing this case in the absolute wrong direction. >> reporter: one of edwards' top campaign strategists, harrison hickman, shed new light on just how anguished elizabeth edwards was about the "national enquirer" story about her husband's affair. elizabeth kept saying, i don't want to be humiliated, hickman testified. i don't want my kids to have to deal with this. knowing that, will jurors really be sympathetic to hunter? soon they'll likely hear from a more sympathetic witness, edwards' daughter cate. she's been at her father's side nearly every day of this trial and is expected to take the stand.
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still unclear whether the defendant himself will take the stand. that decision expected in the next two days. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. in other news this morning, a man convicted of drunk driving three times but who was ultimately pardoned by former mississippi governor hailey barbour back in january is now facing new and more serious charges. harry bostick is now accused of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident that actually killed an 18-year-old woman. he claims she pulled out in front of him. police are investigating a strange and sad murder outside of chicago. a 25-year-old mother of two was found stabbed to death in her bathtub wearing a wedding gown. she had been married friday night to the father of her youngest child, but when she didn't pick up her children from relatives who kept them overnight, police were sent to investigate. >> what a bizarre story. tucson police have now released a recording of the 911 call they received the morning that little isabel celis was
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reported missing. her father made that call, and he's now under orders to have no contact with isabel's brothers. abc's paul beban has the story. >> just please, please, to the person or persons who have isabel, tell us your demands. >> reporter: the emotional pleas of a father desperate for his daughter's return now barred from seeing his other children. it's been three weeks since 6-year-old isabel celis vanished from her tucson bedroom. now authorities say her father sergio won't be allowed to see her two older brothers. >> there was a need to institute some measures to ensure the welfare of the older siblings. >> reporter: sergio celis was the first person to report his daughter missing the morning of april 21st. >> we woke up this morning and went to go get her up for her baseball game and she's gone.
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i woke up my sons. we looked everywhere in the house. and my oldest son noticed her window was wide open and the screen was laying in the backyard. >> reporter: police won't say what prompted them to get child protective services on the case. police say they still don't have a suspect and that the decision to separate the father from his family does not mean he is a suspect. but it's raising troubling questions. >> even looking at it just through the sort of access to children prism, this means they think this guy is a real problem for his children. >> reporter: so far, police say they've received more than 1,000 tips and leads. paul beban, abc news, new york. walmart is apologizing after a customer at a washington state store was attacked by a rattlesnake. micah craig was shopping walmart's outdoor garden section. that's when he reached down to move a stick that was blocking the price of the mulch he wanted
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to buy. but that stick was a rattlesnake. it quickly sank its fangs into his hand. >> i'm glad he's okay, but that poor guy. >> it was a rattlesnake. and it latched on to me, and i shook my hand twice before it let go. >> craig stomped the snake to death. another customer rushed him to the hospital. it's not clear if that snake came from a nearby field or arrived to the store with the garden supplies. craig is planning to consult an attorney. >> of course he's planning to consult an attorney. come on, man. a rattlesnake at the walmart? >> that is a very serious story, and i was choking while i was reading that. >> because you were so emotional. you weren't laughing. you were feeling that man's pain. hopefully he got his little receipt. thank you for coming. yes, security at its finest. here's a look at your weather. a soaker in the northeast with downpours from new england to
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new york and d.c. thunderstorms in the southeast, new orleans and much of texas. hail and gusty winds around chicago, milwaukee and dubuque. hot and dry in the southwest. >> you like saying new orleans. >> say it like you mean it. >> phoenix climbs to 104. portland, 88. salt lake city, 85. 80s in omaha and new orleans. 70s in indianapolis, new york and atlanta. >> catching on. i like that. most people would agree that god is everywhere, but a south florida woman says she found jesus on her tv. during the abc show "the bachelor." she says she saw a tint on the show she wanted to buy so she took some pictures of the screen with her cell. >> suddenly the camera started to vibrate and got very hot. later, she saw jesus in one of the photos. a man in robes, hands clasped, his head topped with either scarves or something else. she says this proves that her jesus knows how to get his message out. via cell phone. you have a smartphone? got your jesus. >> if you believe that story, you need jesus. so tired of -- >> you know you want to check
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your smartphone right now. >> people see jesus more than elvis. relax. >> jesus is coming to me. >> if it works for her, god bless you, lady. thank you, lord. thank you. thank you. >> another conversation i'm staying out of. coming up next -- salon treatment for women who could use some pampering. >> and the dancing dog who should get a chance on "dancing with the stars." >> is that jesus? >> he's so cute. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care.
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and now to our favorite story of the day. >> beautiful. well done. >> oh, i love that. shelters are full to capacity these days with so many people who have lost their homes. >> this story is actually really great. in l.a., hundreds of homeless women were give late mother's day gifts with salon treatment. as kabc's miriam hernandez reports on a very beautiful gesture. >> reporter: some waited in line for three hours, hot, but undaunted. here was a gift rare in the life of these moms. on l.a.'s skid row, a day of beauty. >> this is the first time ever that i've had a facial. >> it feels wonderful. feels like i'm going to fall asleep. >> if i had long hair like this. >> reporter: the full spa treatment, body and mind. >> i thank everybody for doing this because i didn't get nothing for mother's day. >> reporter: this is the 24th year fred jordan mission has organized the mother's day event in collaboration with 100 cosmetology students who
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volunteer. their clients shelter residents who struggle with survival, forget pampering. for cheryl, dealing with a dui. >> it has made me come to a complete stop, and i just thank god that i stopped before i killed someone. >> i just never thought i would ever be in this position. it's been a very humbling experience. very humbling. >> reporter: so many high-end treatments and products here, but what really makes this experience special is the measure of compassion for the people who provide them. >> sadly, many of these women have been touched only in anger, and to have someone lovingly take care of their hair, what a treat. >> reporter: the experience moves glendella roberts to tears. her makeup artist, too. >> i'm glad i can help her out and make her feel beautiful. >> it makes me feel so good inside. to know someone cares and to come down here and do this for us, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. >> reporter: this is miriam hernandez reporting for abc news.
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>> see, i see jesus in stories like that. >> there you go. >> good guardian angels down here doing great work. and what a sobering stat. since 2007, the homeless child population in this country, in 15 states, increased by more than 50%. that gives you a sense of what's going on out there in the streets and communities of this country. >> and the women who are at these shelters stay there for almost 70 days on average. that's how long it is that you stay at an emergency shelter when you get there. >> at least that day was a little brighter than most. we like to hear that. >> we'll be back with more right after this. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: ab
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welcome back. there's a four-legged phenom drawing global attention. the dancing dog has made all the right moves on the welcome back. there's a four-legged phenom drawing global attention.
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pudsey the dancing dog has made all the right moves on the show "britain's got talent." >> rob loves this story. he wanted to give it his personal stamp of approval, but, we can only do it once. now he's headed for hollywood. abc's nick watt had the chance to meet with pudsey and gives us this dog's tale. >> reporter: this little fur ball with the fancy feet just won 800,000 bucks. he's so hot right now, he made simon cowell wait for an audience. >> do what you're told. >> reporter: 17-year-old ashleigh does his talking for him. >> do you think he's going to change as a dog? >> i think he's starting to become a little more of a diva, definitely. >> reporter: it's filet mignon first class and doggy guards. >> do you think your dog and you could win an oscar? >> yes. >> reporter: in the year when "the artist" swept the oscars with uggie the star, dogs are in. >> so are you on this afternoon's flight to los angeles or tomorrow? >> there's been so much in the newspapers about going to hollywood.
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i'm like, okay. >> reporter: why not? a dog that can dance like a dude, that can melt simon cowell's cold heart. >> this is what i've been waiting for all my life. >> reporter: remember, susan boyle didn't even win "britain's got talent" and look what's happened to her. plus, pudsey has ashleigh at her side. you are 17. you should be out. >> i know. >> reporter: having fun. maybe boyfriends. no? >> no, no, it's all pudsey. so focused on pudsey at the moment. >> reporter: she'll keep pudsey on the straight and narrow, no sniffing around the dog pound, no od'ing on scooby snacks. this mongrel is going to be a star. nick watt, abc news, london. >> so cute. >> what was that noise again? you were so excited during that story. >> i was on the edge of my seat. >> you are a feverish dog lover. >> i love dogs, yes.
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>> really? >> any dogs. mutts. >> make that noise again? all right. mutts. >> make that noise again? all right.
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>> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> morning papers, morning papers, here they are. first thing, popular baby names. >> yes. here we go. >> yes. and the reason i want to do this one is because i'm going to be a mommy. >> yes, indeed. first kid, right? >> first one. >> and how far along are you? >> five months. >> five months. very cool. do you know boy or girl yet? >> no, my husband doesn't want to find out, which is frustrating for me, but i'd rather know. >> that's the reporter in you. >> i need to know. >> congratulations. >> so now on to the good news, or the news of the day. that is good news. this is the news of the day. baby names, we now know, sophia, number one on the girl's list. >> okay. >> jacob, number one on the boy's list. so sophia --
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>> inspired by someone in particular? from a movie or something like that. >> no, we're getting there. hold on. >> i'm rushing. >> you're skipping ahead. isabella was number one. sophia kicked her off the list. rounding it off for the girls are emma, olivia and ava. for the boys, jacob, mason -- that's what you were thinking about -- william, jaden and noah. and mason is because, kourtney kardashian's baby is named mason. >> oh, yes, the kardashian influence, of course. have you thought of names yet? >> nothing influenced by the kardashian clan. we hear so much news these days about the pat-down situation at the airports or the tsa. apparently they don't discriminate. doesn't matter how well known a figure you may be. guess who was at the airport in new york at laguardia and got a pat-down, took off his jacket, standing there in his suspenders? former secretary of state henry kissinger who is now 89 years
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old. he was at laguardia. he was recognized by a reporter. that's how these details came out. he took the whole thing in stride. tsa does not discriminate. and the sad part, a lot of the agents didn't recognize who kissinger was. >> that's awful. they need a picture of him at every airport. this is kind of crazy. dead man wakes up at his funeral in egypt. 28-year-old waiter. >> just playing. >> had a heart attack. they were getting him ready. the doctor came to sign the death certificate. realized he felt a little warm. man wakes up. mom faints. everybody wakes eventually and they all celebrate. >> a story with a happy ending. how could no one else tell the body was warm? final story here, though. a whole bunch of sex toys have been stolen overseas. $17,000 worth. >> where were you last weekend? >> i'm telling you, people are
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- bank blunder. executives from jpmorgan chase meet company shareholders today in what could be a very tense meeting. >> after the giant $2 billion trading mistake and a continuing drop in stock values, fortunes are at stake. it's tuesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. look who came back for a second day. we didn't scare you off. that's encouraging. >> back for more. back for more torture. and in case you don't remember, i'm diana perez, but if i'm up this early, everybody better remember my name.
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>> early, late, whatever it is on this shift. i can't figure it out. we're going to start with the financial fiasco, and it is big, impacting wall street and your street. even the president has plenty to say about the jpmorgan chase and the way it operates. he spoke out about it in an exclusive interview airing later this morning on "the view." >> another big abc news exclusive there. check that out again. 11:00 a.m. eastern time today. the president sat down with the ladies. i'm sure he was grilled by barbara, joy and company. should be interesting. also this morning, smoking weed and getting pain relief. patients fighting a chronic nervous system disorder are finding important new benefits in pot. it could give medical marijuana some added clout. >> that's going to be interesting to see what that's all about. >> your cure and you're hungry. we should also mention that willis is back this morning with us. in case you hear a laugh in the background you know that familiar sound -- >> i'm excited to be here with willis. i've heard all about willis. >> the good and the bad. he's out on parole, looking
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good. >> i'm not going to be able to get through this. later this half hour, what makes the new movie chapter of the old "snow white" story so different? the cast tells us it's all about the action. >> an upgrade for snow white. the head of jpmorgan chase could face a tough crowd at the annual meeting in tampa. jamie dimon has now accepted blame for the $2 billion trading mistake. >> the error has cost the bank almost $20 billion in market value. huge loss for stockholders. our coverage begins with abc's scott goldberg. good morning, scott. >> reporter: morning, rob and diana. this could be some day for jpmorgan chase and its ceo jamie dimon. today is the bank's annual meeting in tampa. some shareholders want dimon's power limited. they won't be satisfied with
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just one high-profile resignation. the numbers are big enough to boggle most of our minds. $2 billion is how much money jpmorgan lost by making a risky trade. $14 million is about how much money ina drew made last year. she was the bank's chief investment officer, forced to resign because she headed up the unit responsible for that loss. and the man who accepted her resignation, he made $23 million last year. ceo jamie dimon. >> we're still going to earn a lot of money this quarter. it isn't like the company is jeopardized. >> reporter: the boss apologize for the bad trade. he called it a terrible, egregious mistake. dimon can rest fairly comfortably knowing the bank is worth $2 trillion. >> $2 billion is a lot of money, but for jpmorgan, it's 0.1% of their assets. i mean, the bank is gigantic. it's huge.
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>> reporter: aaron task from yahoo! finance says the concern is big banks are now bigger than ever. and if wall street's biggest and reputedly best bank is making mistakes that look an awful lot like the ones that caused the 2008 meltdown, who else might be in big trouble? >> a week ago people thought they were rock solid. now a little crack in the fortress and people are wondering, are more cracks going to appear? >> reporter: another bailout would cost taxpayers -- well, that number is too big to fathom. that's why reformers are making a new push in washington to close the loopholes that allow these risky trades. rob and diana? >> thank you, scott. and it is telling, too, what a very small portion of this company, the $2 billion. for us normal folks, that's a hard number to comprehend. also how this plays out politically. could be bad for president obama and mitt romney. bad for obama because he promised to change wall street when he inherited kind of the recession and mitt romney was taking anti-regulation stances and could regulation have prevented this kind of mistake. >> and all the repercussions happening overseas because of this. now we have this happening here and greece may be leaving the eurozone. what that means.
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it's affecting everyone. and yesterday we were talking about the asian markets doing well. today they were impacted by all of this. >> not doing well at all. we're seeing the effect on the dow as well. on this negative slide and that continued yesterday. ripple effects all the way around. we want to continue our coverage. president obama addressed the jpmorgan chase banking loss during his exclusive sit-down with the ladies on "the view" which airs later today. our coverage continues with barbara walters with a preview of that big interview. >> there were important questions. for example, jpmorgan chase. as you know, the bank is under fire for $2 billion trading loss. and there are calls for tighter regulations. so whoopi goldberg asked the president about that. >> i'm wondering, a, what did you think happened and, b, sir, what are you going to do about it? this has to be the last straw. >> well, look. first of all, jpmorgan is one of the best managed banks there is. jamie dimon, the head of it, is one of the smartest bankers we've got.
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and they still lost $2 billion and counting. precisely because they were making bets in these derivative markets. we don't know all the details yet. it's going to be investigated. but this is why we passed wall street reform. this is the best or one of the best managed banks. you could have a bank that isn't as strong, isn't as profitable, making those same bets and we might have had to step in. >> even though the president came out last week in favor of gay marriage, there are still many questions about whether or not he will fight to change a federal law that would allow gay couples benefits that heterosexual couples have like social security and being able to file joint tax returns. so i asked about that. you did make that historic decision to say that you are in favor of gay marriage.
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will you now fight for a federal bill? >> my justice department has said to the courts, we don't think the defense of marriage act is constitutional. this is something that historically had been determined at the state level. and part of my believing ultimately that civil unions weren't sufficient. >> of course, be sure to watch the rest of the exclusive interview later on this morning on "the view" at 11:00 a.m. eastern, 10:00 central. >> that's been the big news the last couple of days, this whole gay marriage issue. sounds like the president did stop short of wanting to legislatively at least go any further than he already has. two big accomplishments. the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and telling his justice department not to enforce the defense of marriage act but it looks like that's where he is stopping in terms of anything legislative. meaning that he wanted his statement symbolic. in theory, i support it but that may be as far as he goes. so we'll see. >> that's right. moving on now. ron paul's long shot republican
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presidential campaign is slowly winding down due to lack of money. the 76-year-old texas congressman's coffers have dried up recently. paul says actively campaigning in the 11 states yet to hold primaries would have thrown the campaign into debt. paul says he does not want to do that but he will still show up at the gop convention this summer. shifting gears now, testimony from a key defense witness in the john edwards trial is going to be pretty severely limited. the testimony from a former federal election commissioner chairman could have raised doubt about whether edwards broke campaign finance laws. but the judge ruled that only a tiny portion can actually be heard by the jurors in the case. we've also learned the defense does plan to call edwards' oldest daughter cate to the stand. baseball trainer brian mcnamee returns to the stand today in a perjury trial against star pitcher roger clemens. yesterday he gave some pretty graphic testimony about helping clemens take steroids. mcnamee started injecting clemens in 1998 when both played for the toronto blue jays.
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clemens is charged with lying to congress in 2008 when he testified he never used performance-enhancing drugs. the florida a&m marching band will not return to the field any time soon, six months after the hazing death of robert champion. it will remain on suspension for one more academic year. the university president says more time is needed to hire a new band director and adopt new rules aimed at stopping hazing. safety experts have new warnings for parents about products you might consider to be pretty harmless. researchers say over the past 25 -- 20 years, i should say, as many as 45,000 children needed emergency care because of accidents with bottles, sippy cups or pacifiers. most accidents involved children falling down while drinking from a bottle. so children are urged to sit while eating or drinking to avoid those trips to the emergency room. >> so is the danger the bottle or is the danger your kids not doing the right thing when -- >> a combo of both.
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the kid is sipping and falls and then there's a situation. so i don't have kids so this isn't a topic that i am -- >> not something you want to talk about. >> not something i'm well versed in. >> how about the weather? want to talk about the weather? here's tuesday's forecast. up to three inches of rain from new england to d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas, georgia and florida. and from new orleans into houston and san antonio. hail and gusty winds around chicago and milwaukee. >> 82 in the twin cities. 75 in detroit. 70s from new york to atlanta. 80s from miami to dallas. a sweltering 104 in phoenix. not going to help those wildfires out there. that kind of heat. also 80 in sacramento and 86 in boise. now talk about a romantic story. >> this is cool. this is cool. >> i love this one. right after sam miller met sarah cooper four years ago, he knew he wanted to marry her right away but their families wanted them to wait until they
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graduated. and sam honored their wish. by about five seconds. >> there he goes. when sarah walked across the stage to pick up her diploma, sam was right there. he got down on one knee and proposed. look how excited she is. she said yes to the cheers of the crowd. the couple will settle in the washington area where sam already has a job in public relations. and i would like to say, that was a smart pr move on his part. already -- must be a good pr man. >> that is absolutely beautiful. >> nicely done, sam. coming up next, lighting up to put down chronic pain. >> and later, see who is giving "snow white" a little action. a new chapter for an old fairy tale. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. sorry. sore knee.
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♪ i haven't got time for the pain ♪ welcome back, everybody to the overnights. >> this is his favorite, favorite story of the day.
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>> the use of medical marijuana and sales have been an ongoing debate. especially with many cash-strapped states looking to create new tax revenue. >> new research on multiple sclerosis patients shows even more benefits. dr. timothy johnson has more. >> reporter: multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. one common symptom is muscle tightness and pain called spasticity. a study in the journal "cmaj" looked at 30 ms patients who had not improved with conventional medications. researchers found those who smoked real marijuana showed substantial improvement in their spasticity. patients in the cannabis group also reported less pain. the study found that the thought process in the cannabis group was slower. but in a normal range for their age group.
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nonetheless, the authors call for more research on treating ms with marijuana. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> wow. i mean, and this is no small change. get this. california tax authorities estimate that the state currently collects $58 million to 105 -- [ coughing ] willis -- >> i'm staying out of this conversation. i want a career. >> willis! cheetos, man. >> feed me! >> that glaucoma has never been better on you. we'll be back. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue afternenenent
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there's been a major boom in the pawn shop business.
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and some stores have lost that low-rent stigma. >> many high-end luxury items can be found by those looking to cash in. abby boudreau looks into the trend. >> reporter: gold, diamonds, jewels and art. the classic pawn shop where you sell or get a loan for your gems to pay back later. it's become a reality tv sensation. >> everything in here has a story. and a price. >> reporter: with hit shows like "pawn stars." but what about here? in beverly hills. >> it's beautiful, believe me. i like the stone. >> reporter: josi runs an elite pawn shop where the rich pawn their jewels for quick cash. vanessa is one of them. a beverly hills hairdresser, now getting divorced. >> a lot of people wouldn't think you would need a loan right now. why do you? >> because the house is going foreclosure. i'm going to be on the street because i have no support at all. >> why not get a loan from a
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bank? >> nobody would give me a loan. >> her meal ticket? this. >> it's harry winston diamond necklace. $600,000 retail price. the jewelry doesn't work for the bank so my best option was to go to pawn shop and try to sell it. >> reporter: she hopes to borrow quick cash on it until her divorce settlement and use the money to support her children. >> i need to pay for the clothes, the food, if i want to go to disneyland. i mean, children cost money. >> you need money immediately or you can wait? >> no, immediately. >> i can sell this necklace that between $300 to $400. >> i need to sell it -- >> you get the difference. >> right there she decides to sell it. >> you want to take the trip to my safe? >> the contents of his walk-in vault valued at millions. >> it's a cartier bracelet. one client who will never sell?
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former football star dokie williams. >> same as always. >> how much you want now? >> $10,000. >> he brings in his 1983 super bowl ring over and over. any time he needs cash. >> you sure you don't want to sell it? >> never. >> this is better than a bank. the ease of it. the control of it and, besides, this is safer here than it is with me, to be honest. >> i need your signature please there. >> you meet people in the worst time and you want them to feel good about themselves. when she leaves here, she feels like a winner. >> for vanessa, cutting strings with the past and walking away with hundreds of thousands. abby boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> never thought i'd be jealous of a pawn shop. that kind of money? that kind of cash? >> there he is. we know where you spend your weekends. >> that's right. come on over to rob's place. no deal too small. >> i can do pawn shops for jewelry, but shoes? clothes? >> no, you don't know what kind
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♪ i remember that. >> that was -- good lord. >> it's so beautiful. >> not really. finally this half hour, another interpretation of "snow white" is out soon. this version does not feature the little disney cartoon characters. >> that's right. this fairy tale has dwarfs suited up in armor and going to battle. the bbc's david sillitoe previews this remake. >> reporter: castles. enchanted forests. dwarves.
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and an armor-clad sword-wielding snow white played by kristen stewart. >> it's very appropriately violent and a lot of those old stories are incredibly dark and weird and i think that we go there. >> reporter: yes, there's no high ho or cuddly cartoon characters here. the objective was make it real. >> my mantra was make believe. i wanted the audience to really believe they are in an environment where fairy tales existed and where people still believed in those myths. >> reporter: and his answer was to build enchanted forests, medieval villages and one enormous castle. >> it is the scale that gets you. this castle took six months to build.
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this structure is 6 1/2 tons. and it's wood on the outside but a metal structure inside. monster. every twig is nailed into place. the backgrounds are painted canvas and there are three varieties of fake snow and a full-time snow supervisor. >> i mean, i've never been put in such a real environment that wasn't real. so it was pretty impressive. >> reporter: but what about these guys? the eight dwarves? they are played by, amongst others, bob hoskins, ray winston, nick frost. none of them ever small. so how do they do a shot like this? it must be digital effects, surely? no. there are other ways. >> it's very simple the way i've done it. you just dig a hole or you'd be on your knees. >> reporter: so a fairy tale, but to get the fantasy looking this real, there's a lot of making involved in this make believe. david sillitoe, bbc news. >> a man's "snow white." >> never thought i'd hear that. opens up june the 1st. you can go check it out. you want to see it, don't you? >> oh. my favorite. >> see, you were the understudy.
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this morning on "world news now" -- financial fiasco. jpmorgan chase executives face a tense day explaining a $2 billion blunder to shareholders. >> as the losses from the company's gigantic trading mistake continue to add up and slam the markets. it's tuesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we are having a heated debate behind the scenes. >> we'll let you in on it later. in the meantime, good morning, everyone. i'm diana perez, back for paula faris. >> welcome back. we didn't scare you away yesterday. good to have you back. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. the president has plenty to say about the jpmorgan chase mistake which could impact retirement accounts in a big way. and that is not all that could influence wall street and your street today. the european financial political
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fiasco could also drive down the markets. so much happening on the domestic and global financial stage here. we're keeping an eye on all of it this morning. also security shortfalls exposed at what could be one of the nation's most vulnerable airports. and that's not the only embarrassment for the tsa after a security supervisor there was arrested. >> not the news you want to hear in light of all the bomb plot news you've been listening to the last couple of weeks. also later this half hour, the intense competition during the semifinals on "dancing with the stars." hey, maria. see who really impressed the judges coming up later in "the skinny." i'm already impressed. >> it's part of the conversation. we'll tell you all about it later on. but before we do that, we want to talk about this. the head of jpmorgan chase goes before shareholders at the company's annual meeting today. and things could get rocky. >> interesting timing on this. the scandal, then this meeting today. jamie dimon is expected to keep
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his job, but another top executive has been shown the door. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: it was the $2 billion bombshell from jpmorgan. the money lost in just six weeks. one of those complex bets that spiraled out of control. and the first face to go, ina drew, 30 years at jpmorgan, gone. she made nearly $15 million last year and oversaw the division that should have stopped the bet from going bad. ceo jamie dimon trying to reassure investors and everyday customers. we made a terrible, egregious mistake. there's almost no excuse for it. he said. but american taxpayers who came to the rescue that bailout of the bank now asking, wasn't there supposed to be greater oversight after the financial collapse? retiree robert miner of dallas heard of this $2 billion loss. >> i think, not again. >> you really worry about the little guy, like us. us little people. >> reporter: the reality financial experts say is that the big banks in many ways are still at it. but it's nearly impossible for anyone trying to police them to
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keep up. >> it's like riding a tiger the way our financial system works. regulators, they were aware of some of these trades, but apparently they didn't have a grasp on how quickly you could turn against jpmorgan either. >> reporter: even with a loss of $2 billion, the bank is still rock solid. after all, they made $19 billion in profits last year alone. the bank as a whole, today, worth $137 billion. but even as the bank weathers the storm, what about our 401(k)s struggling in the middle of it? jpmorgan stock is down more than 12% in just two days, wiping nearly $20 billion in value from the bank. >> every investor needs to care about this. this is another example of the kind of event that could knock down 401(k) portfolios. >> reporter: it is now believed two more high-ranking officials could go, and there are also questions about the trader nicknamed the london well because of the size of the bet. it's believed he could go as well. and the annual shareholders meeting couldn't come at a worse time for the bank, later today. there will be lots of questions
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about this big bet gone bad. david muir, abc news, new york. >> imagine they'll be peppered with lots of questions down in tampa today. the president did speak out about this. he'll be on "the view" later this morning. 11:00 a.m. eastern. he addresses the banking issue, as well as, of course, the other hot topic of the week, or the last two weeks, the gay marriage debate as well. if you don't think your 401(k) is impacted, here's the stat. more than half of the year's gains so far have gone in just the past two weeks. so that impacts all of us because the stuff here at home and abroad. >> and the stock market has already felt the impact. jpmorgan chase alone is down by 3%. we're not even talking about the other financial institutions that have also been affected by it. >> and losses could be more. may not stop at the $2 billion. >> we're just starting to count it. >> good, refreshing news on this tuesday. as you can imagine, the financial markets are keeping a nervous eye on greece as that country's political and fiscal crisis drags on. more than a week after the
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elections there, party leaders have been unable to agree on power sharing among themselves. another round of meetings is set for today. the government's standoff could impact the country's financial system and cause credit problems that will be felt around the world. and there's another round of layoffs at a south dakota plant that produces a meat byproduct known as pink slime. 86 employees from the corporate office of beef products incorporated have now lost their jobs. the company blames the job losses on poor sales and the misinformation campaign about the treated beef it produces. there are disturbing new questions about airport security more than ten years after the 9/11 attacks. they come after an arrest at one of the nation's busiest airports and after a new report has revealed an alarming number of security breaches are simply never reported. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: remember this? an infamous breach of security at newark international, the country's 14th largest airport, serving the new york city area. a passenger walks past a vacated security checkpoint to kiss his girlfriend good-bye. and then returns to the sterile area, shutting down the airport for six hours and delaying
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flights around the world. a breach that was reported to the bosses at tsa headquarters. but a report charges that nearly half of the security breaches at the nation's top airports go unreported to the head office. critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangerous weaknesses in the system. just a week after american aviation came under attack again by al qaeda using new tactics and new bombs. new jersey senator frank lautenberg who demanded the inspector general report says this report identifies a gaping hole in our airport security system. and more trouble for newark airport. this longtime security supervisor was arrested for using the identity of a new york city man murdered 20 years ago. he did not work for the tsa. he was in private security, but had access to sensitive areas of the field. the tsa says in a statement it is working to enhance its oversight system to more
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accurately report, track and analyze trends. jim avila, abc news, washington. a school bus full of sixth graders returning from a class trip slammed into the back of a semi truck on an illinois highway. a fleet of ambulances rushed to the scene. more than a dozen injured, including the bus driver. an air ambulance flew one student to the hospital. the bus rear-ended the semi truck as it approached a construction zone. and colorado police are enhancing security video that recorded this truck plowing into a pawn shop in order to find the culprits. eyewitnesses say two men were in the truck and they drove wearing a mask. but it's not clear if they stole anything because they ran off after the crash. the truck's owner says he didn't know that it was stolen until the police showed up. wildfires are still burning out of control in arizona forcing evacuations. the historic mining town of crown king remains under a mandatory evacuation order just
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weeks, in fact, before its busy tourist season. the fires have scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed at least three buildings. hot, dry, windy conditions are making it tough. we were happy about the mild winter, but it leads to these dry conditions that lead to fires like that. >> that's right. >> down side to everything. >> and that's the scary part for the people who live there. they are waiting for more rain, more precipitation, and it's just not happening. >> not coming. here's a look at the tuesday forecast. some severe storms in the midwest. expect hail and 70-mile-an-hour winds from dubuque to green bay and chicago. it will be wet along the east coast. drenching rain from boston to d.c., and thunderstorms in the southeast. also stormy from texas to new orleans. >> 82 in dallas. 80 in omaha. 77 in chicago. 68 in boston. 72 in baltimore. 85 in miami. 80s from seattle to salt lake city. triple digits in phoenix. well, it rained confetti in manchester, england, after a soccer victory of epic proportions.
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the team called manchester city celebrated its first english title in 44 years along with about 100,000 fans. >> it was an especially sweet victory because they took the trophy from their cross-town rival manchester united. that team has won 12 times in the last 19 years, and by scoring two goals in the last two minutes of the entire season. that is exciting. >> and the winning team recently was bought by a sheikh from abu dubai -- i'm tired. it's beautiful in the summer. abu dubabi. >> in abu dhabi, too. >> thank you. where's my diet coke? whatever, willis. my caffeine isn't in yet. coming up -- thank you for saving me. a young sitcom star's health challenge and how she hid it from her fans. >> and later, who is behind a special day of thrills for roller coaster lovers worldwide.
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♪ ♪ i've got a secret ♪ i've got a secret can you keep ♪ i've got a secret can you keep it nobody's got to know ♪ smooth. welcome back to the quiet storm. >> yeah. we see her every week on the country's most popular sitcom "modern family." now sarah hyland is revealing a secret.
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>> she's actually fighting a life-threatening disease and her real-life father is now stepping up with a much-needed organ donation. here's abc's cecilia vega with more. >> reporter: we see her every week as haley, the typical modern teen. >> this is so unfair! >> reporter: but sarah hyland who plays haley has been hiding a secret. take a look. ever noticed how often she leans against something or sits down again and again, scene after scene. >> we're not talking about some character on a soap opera here, are we? >> reporter: that's because in real life, hyland has spent years doubled over in pain and exhausted. privately, she's battled a life-threatening kidney disease since childhood. >> i try and make it so that haley is always sitting down. if you notice, she's sitting down a lot. texting, like leaning against something and texting. like when haley walks up the stairs, that's like my workout for the week. i was like, uh-uh. you know i'm acting when haley is jumping up and down and smiling. >> reporter: hyland has waited for a kidney transplant for
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years. she's now 21 and talking about her illness for the first time with "seventeen" magazine. >> were you afraid people, if you told them, maybe would feel sorry for you or pity you? >> well, that's why i didn't -- i never really, like, went to like the public about it because i didn't want people to feel sorry for me at all. >> reporter: now hyland finally has something to celebrate. last month, she got that kidney thanks to a special donor, her father, actor edward james hyland. >> that was cute. >> reporter: she has a new outlook on life and a second chance at it, too. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> it's amazing what goes on behind the scenes that people don't know about. you would never think she was someone that young and all the success of the show that she was battling something like that. she was diagnosed at 9 but had to wait until the condition got worse before the transplant became an option and her dad stepped in, which is a great
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ending. >> oh, i know. it's so wonderful he was there and available to do that. and the fact that the sitcom has been so accommodating to her. >> yes. >> it's so wonderful. and, you know, you see her as just this bubbly teenager. you never think what's going on behind the scenes. >> you would never have guessed. it's so good. it's my favorite show on tv. there's something so good going on over there. hope it all works out. coming up next -- lady gaga's rare new look. it's a usda choice. >> oh, yeah. and who is impressing the judges on "dancing with the stars." semifinals next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. time for "the skinny." as we do on most tuesdays, time for an update about "dancing with the stars." what is it, week 86? just want to let you know there are four folks left here. down to the nitty-gritty. the top two, maria menounos. how are you doing, girl? maria, one of my favorites. she and her partner derek hough scored a 59. they are looking good. in the top two. and joining them is william levy and cheryl burke.
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they scored a 58. this is like the female favorite of the season, william levy. sunny loved him. paula loves him. anyway, my crush is still maria. there's william levy. >> you mean you're not in love with william levy? >> that would be maria menounos. nope, sorry. me and maria, we're very tight. she's very possessive. the bottom two, donald driver, 57, and katherine jenkins. she's also in the bottom two. she and her partner mark had a 56. these scores are great but it's getting tight because the four best are left. i'm voting for katherine or maria. can you dance like that? can you move like that? >> i can get down. >> i asked if you could dance. >> well, i can get down. that's the answer i got. dancing is one thing. getting down is -- >> ain't that the truth, ruth. all right, up next,
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everybody remembers lady gaga's disgusting meat dress. or very provocative meat dress. now she's got another one. this one is not exactly a meat dress, we don't think. we think it's made out of a material that looks a lot like meat. she was on stage. she came out of what looked like a meat refrigerator and that was her look. that's the way that she wanted to go. this one, of course, more tailored. it has a sweetheart neckline and a skirt. so this is a more tailored look for her because she was performing in this dress as opposed to just receiving an award. so hide the women, children and vegetarians. >> i'm sure peta, not the picture they like to see. she's an original.
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give her credit. >> she will do anything. >> she's out there. more power to you. >> whatever it takes. >> put a little a-1 on her and take her out. i think this next item is pretty cool. there's this comedian named john lovett who has gotten a green light for a cool sitcom called "1600 penn" which is about life in the white house. he actually is connected to obama. he's a former speechwriter for president obama. and bill pullman will play the president in the new show. he started as a stand-up comic. then hired by the john kerry campaign. he worked for hillary clinton writing a roast speech and now he's going to get this sitcom. should be an interesting look at the life inside the white house. he's denying all reports th this guy is known as a leftist so there could be some anti-conservative jokes in there. but, anyway, should be another political sitcom on the way. >> another inside look at spaces and places we're not allowed into. we like that. last on the list, larry david. we love him. "curb your enthusiasm" star and creator.
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he's now on twitter. his handle, larrydavid4. his first tweet went out and basically he was asking charity bribes to pay up the 10k they promised if he sent out a tweet and joined twitter. so he did. now they owe, and he's very happy about that. >> this is a campaign to get celebrities to get money for their charities. good cause, larry. [ female announcer ] to get a professional cleansing system
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♪ ♪ willis is singing in the back. he's back with us for the night. he loves this song. all right. there is nothing like the highs and lows, the twists and turns and the weightless feeling you can find only on a roller coaster. >> that's the only place. at california's magic mountain, youtube celebs were there for roller coaster day celebrated worldwide. kabc's rob hayes takes to the tracks. >> reporter: a mid-may weekday
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at six flags magic mountain. the sun is out, the rides are going and practically no crowds. unless you count this one. they are the fervent and devoted disciples of these guys. >> did we all buy our tickets? >> yeah! >> reporter: brandon laatsch and freddie wong, also known as the founders of -- >> -- roller coaster day. >> reporter: yep, the third annual roller coaster day which brought more than 200 people to magic mountain with its attractively simple premise. >> just take a day off of work, take a day off of school and ride roller coasters. goe roasteor awiand cf1pjusippo >> reporter: its noic mountain. roller coaster day is going on at theme parks all across the country with people from all around the world taking part. like patrick. >> roller coaster day. >> reporter: who is from brazil. >> being first time in the united states and in the roller coaster day, it's quite amazing. >> we had some people fly in from ireland. some european people fly in.
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it's been nuts. >> reporter: growing roller coaster day is relatively easy. the two are popular youtube filmmakers known for their humorous shorts. rich with special effects and viewers. >> each of our videos gets anywhere from like 2 million to 10 million views. >> reporter: roller coaster day is still a long way from those kind of numbers, but its founders are determined to keep it on track. >> the idea of starting a holiday has never been a life-long goal. now that we're doing it and the process of it is something we'll repeat every year. >> reporter: or at least as long as their stomachs hold out. rob hayes reporting for abc news. >> first roller coaster ever patented by a genius back in 1898. >> wow. you are an aficionado. you like roller coasters. >> i want to kiss that person. >> yeah. you didn't know that picture was up when you said that. that was just you speaking from your heart. >> but my arms are always up all the way. >> really? >> yes. >> daredevil. >> for the picture. >> mine are up until i throw up, and then they come back dowowowo
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