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welcome back, everyone. turning now to a very bizarre story. there was an attack on the wife of a well-known marine biologist david guggenheim. >> she was severely beaten in their d.c. apartment. her husband stayed by her side in the hospital until police began to suspect he could have played a role in the attack. abc's reena ninan has more. >> reporter: known as the marine doctor, david guggenheim is one of the most prominent marine biologists in the world. recently appearing on "60 minutes." >> it's a living time machine. >> reporter: these are the happier days of an 18-year marriage. but neither svetlana nor david guggenheim knew promising to help each other in sickness and health would mean dealing with this. >> she's incredibly frail. she's lost so much weight, she
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can't eat solid food. >> reporter: svetlana was brutally attacked in their d.c. apartment back in april, found wearing only a blouse, her face swollen, her hair covered in dry blood. out of town in philadelphia, david rushed back to be by her side at the hospital. for the past month, he's been banned from seeing his wife in the hospital because he says he is now considered by police to be the lead suspect. his wife supposedly telling a nurse that he was behind the horrific attack. >> svetlana has no recollection of talking to a nurse or anybody and saying anything like that. so i firmly believe affected her recovery and certainly has affected our emotional state as a family. >> reporter: court documents obtained by abc news show d.c. police stating ms. guggenheim herself has directed the hospital that she does not wish to have contact with the plaintiff.
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so the marine biologist took the police to court, fighting to regain visitation rights. >> let's say the police did have a reason to suspect me. they deprived her of her own daughter being able to visit. >> reporter: while d.c. police tell abc news they will not comment on an ongoing investigation, guggenheim said when he told police he had receipts proving he was out of town during the attack, they told him to save them for later. >> they must have some evidence that would suggest that he was involved in hurting her. >> reporter: still, guggenheim insists he had nothing to do with his wife's attack. reena ninan, abc news. >> so david also says that their relationship was never violent, and we do have an update. he has been allowed to now see his wife as well as their daughter has been allowed into the hospital room. but this is awful for that entire family. it's got to shatter them. >> oh, no doubt about it. it is really a complicated case. >> yeah. it's the kind thing you just -- you can't come back from. it's hard as a family. >> no doubt. well, coming up, a rare look inside of the reagan family.
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>> after former first lady nancy reagan takes a nasty fall, the prognosis and the well wishes. that's coming up. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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welcome back. former first lady nancy reagan is now 90 and still recovering from a fall that left her with several broken ribs. >> mrs. reagan has been incredibly private about after her husband's passing. abc's david wright spoke to nancy's daughter patti and got an update on her condition. >> reporter: nancy reagan's accident happened six weeks ago. but the news only broke when she was unable to attend a speech at the reagan library. >> she's tuning in to our live broadcast from home tonight on doctor's orders. >> reporter: she's doing okay? >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: everybody's worried about her. >> reporter: we caught up with her daughter, patti davis. they once had a rocky relationship but now speak every day. and what happened? >> i believe she got up in the middle of the night, which is when falls usually happen. >> must have been a scare for you. >> yes. i was told immediately that it was just her ribs and so my first reaction was, i'm glad it
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wasn't worse. >> reporter: to republicans, ronald reagan's widow is almost a patron saint. in 2007, the former first lady sat down with diane. >> has time made anything easier? >> no, it hasn't. if anything, it's gotten worse. i miss him more. >> reporter: she's had health scares before. just last year, she lost her footing. florida senator marco rubio caught her before she hit the floor. >> when you think of someone this age, their bones aren't as strong. their bodies aren't as strong. recovery takes a lot longer. >> reporter: nancy reagan doesn't get out so much anymore but she has plenty of visitors at home. a few weeks ago, her two children set aside past family squabbles for a little reunion with her. >> this family is together and getting along and able to laugh and, you know, forgive and reminisce is a really great gift
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to have toward the end of one's life. >> reporter: now 90 years old, nancy reagan is still enjoying life. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> spunky woman, right? >> yes. to have that kind of relationship with your husband that, you know, years and years after he's passed away, you are still missing him even more. >> they loved each other. they were mad about each other. >> she was born in new york, but she apparently said her life didn't start until she met him. >> that's exactly right. and ronald reagan, they read some of his letters after he passed away. they just had one of those great romances. great to see the family getting along again. because they had some strained rel relations with the kids of the years. it does sound nice the family is getting along. >> i'm surprised we haven't heard from the president yet. he said how much he admired president reagan. this news just came out about her. so, quite obviously, it might not have got on the him. but we'll probably hear from him soon. >> how about marco rubio's save? >> coming in to save the day.
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he was a hero. the remarkable abilities of a service dog. >> and how they detect life-threatening problems in people. life-threatening problems in people.
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♪ i'll be there for you these five words i swear to you ♪ ♪ when you breathe, i want to be the air for you i'll be there for you ♪ ♪ i'd live and i'd die for you i'll steal the sun from the sky for you ♪ all right. now we want you to meet the superdogs who can smell your blood pressure and save lives. these dogs can actually sense when your pressure is too low and you are about to faint. >> it is hard to believe. we've seen hero dogs before. but these pups actually intervene before there's a problem. abc's ron claiborne has more on these heroic canines. >> reporter: it's a common friendship. a young woman and her dog. shannon tomlinson and her 2-year-old lab, clover. but watch as something ordinary becomes extraordinary.
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clover nuzzles shannon. just a friendly sign of affection? no. look closely. she keeps going. insistently until shannon lays down. shannon is about to pass out and clover's warning may have just saved her life. >> she cares enough to tell me that my heart is having a problem and to lay down. >> reporter: shannon has a rare condition in which her blood pressure drops suddenly. before clover, at her worst she fainted daily. she had to wear a helmet to protect herself. >> in a two-year span i had, 12, 13 concussions. >> they were life-threatening injuries. and, you know, one of those times, was it going to be the last time? we didn't know. >> reporter: then last year, shannon heard about dogs like clover, training at a nearby school. dogs that can detect swings in blood pressure. they start as puppies. about 1 in 5 show clover's talent. they are an elite. and no one knows quite how they do it. experts think they might smell the human body change. >> what we believe is happening is that the electrical and the chemical changes in a person's
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body are creating some kind of a scent that the dogs are detecting. >> reporter: and dogs have other superpowers, too. some have a nose for blood sugar. they help diabetics. others can predict seizures. watch as this dog pins down 16-year-old sissy cobb, an epileptic. >> the dog is telling you don't get up. >> reporter: shannon still passes out, but clover warns her every time. >> she's a gift from god that, i mean, science can't explain this. >> reporter: a new kind of superdog with an instinct to protect as old as the friendship between man and dog. ron claiborne, abc news, cochransville, pennsylvania. >> that's not the only thing they do. they act as braces. so they brace you when you are about to fall in case you do faint. >> if you get a sugar low, they'll go get juice on command. >> if you need to call 911, they'll go and get the phone for you. and then they are just so beautiful and wonderful to be around. >> that, too. they give you a lot of love. >> i know. >> we love dogs.
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this morning on "world news now" -- prostitution scandal. the head of the secret service answers tough questions about his agents at a wild drunken sex party. >> the investigation, the agents involved, and has this misconduct happened before? it's thursday, may 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm diana perez in for paula faris. >> and i'm john muller in for rob nelson. we're going to get to that secret service testimony coming up. and then we're going to keep an eye on a developing story. a nuclear submarine up in flames in a new england shipyard. the injuries, the safety precautions and the challenging battle for firefighters. also this morning, another major health problem linked to sleep apnea. at first it was cancer. then it was heart problems. if you or someone you know has a severe snoring problem, stay tuned for the very latest.
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and later this half hour, former president bill clinton poses for a lot of photographs, especially with well wishers. >> yes. >> this time, it was a couple of porn stars. we can't wait to give you the scoop in "the skinny." >> oh, yeah. first, lawmakers remain deeply skeptical that the secret service prostitution scandal in colombia was a one-time thing. >> the disconnect between the senators and the head of the agency appeared again and again during the hearings. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: it was something rare in washington these days, someone saying sorry. >> i am deeply disappointed, and i apologize for the misconduct of these employees. >> reporter: but director mark sullivan defended his agency maintaining that the most embarrassing scandal in the service's history was an aberration. >> i was dumbfounded. >> reporter: members of congress were not buying it. >> i continue to believe that the problem is broader than you believe it to be. >> it's hard to believe this was the only case. >> reporter: sullivan was at a loss as to why 12 secret service
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person personnel, including 2 supervisors, acted so recklessly. >> i've tried to figure this out between the alcohol, the environment, these individuals did some really dumb things. >> reporter: additional supervisors are now being sent on foreign trips. what one senator called bureaucratic babysitters. of the 12 secret service personnel accused, 3 were cleared and 9 are being removed. at least two are challenging the disciplinary action. some of the agents have said they did not pay for sex and did not know the women were prostitutes. and some have suggested that the agency rules on off-duty behavior were vague. >> this tolerance was part of what was called the secret circus, not the secret service. >> reporter: director sullivan flatly rejected that charge. >> the thought or the notion that this type of behavior is condoned or authorized is just absurd.
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>> reporter: but members of congress are demanding more answers about whether there's been a pattern of rogue behavior. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> it's hard to believe that this is really a first-time thing. an aberration. and senator lieberman's own comments, again, hard to believe that in one night, 11 secret service agents in colombia, there to protect the president, suddenly and spontaneously did something that other agents haven't done before. >> yeah, and something else also cited in the hearing which is also very interesting but i don't think it's really a surprise. 60% of secret service agents said they would not report misconduct of their colleagues. so you have to believe -- >> not surprising. >> not surprising. you have to at least surmise that there might be something else going on that hopefully we'll find out about. >> yep, i think there's more to the story. and i'm sure it's going to keep coming out. >> i think you're right. >> all right. and on to a developing story from new england. a fire has broken out aboard a u.s. navy -- a u.s. navy nuclear sub docked at a shipyard in maine. the "uss miami" arrived for
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round teen maintenance and upgrade work in march. the fire is located in the forward part of the ship. the ship's reactor was not operating at the time and is at the other end of the ship and is not affected. we'll keep you updated on this story throughout the morning. a french citizen accused of causing a usairways flight to be diverted to maine will soon be headed back home. the u.s. attorney says the evidence doesn't support charges against the passenger. 41-year-old lucie zeeko marigot told the investigators there that she had been wronged by doctors and that she wanted president obama to provide her medical assistance. top u.s. officials are outraged over a stiff sentence for a pakistani doctor who helped the cia track down osama bin laden. dr. shakil afridi is facing 33 years in prison for conspiracy. he ran a fake vaccination program near bin laden's hideout to collect dna samples from al qaeda leaders, family members. the u.s. views him as a hero, and they have appealed for his release, but pakistan has labeled him a traitor. now to the botched casino
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heist in las vegas. a man who was tackled at the bellagio after grabbing more than $100,000 in chips says he didn't even know his accomplices. and that's because he allegedly met them through craigslist. more from abc's robert holguin. >> reporter: michael belton made his first court appearance. he did not enter a plea, but he told a las vegas judge that he understands the charges against him. earlier, he told a reporter how he feels about himself. >> i'm an idiot. belt -- >> reporter: belton entered the bellagio casino saturday night wearing a wig and sunglasses. an accomplice pepper sprayed a blackjack dealer while belton allegedly grabbed $115,000 worth of chips. >> i was walking up to the table. it was all just a blur. i remember it, but i couldn't really see, you know, just adrenaline going. >> reporter: but belton didn't get far. the 26-year-old was tackled to the ground by casino security. a witness describes what he saw. >> i see the pit boss grabbing a guy around the neck and putting
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him in a headlock. >> reporter: speaking from a jail in las vegas, belton says he doesn't know the name of his accomplice. he says he met him through a craigslist ad for a job repossessing cars. belton says a third man named carlos rodriguez was the mastermind, who claimed he could later exchange the chips for cash. >> he thought he had it all planned out. knew exactly what pit bosses and stuff would do. knowing if someone had pepper spray, they are supposed to just back off, which, obviously, he was wrong because i got hit as soon as i touched the chips. >> reporter: but belton is the only one behind bars. >> i'm [ bleep ] right now. but i deserve it. >> reporter: robert holguin, abc news. >> how far did they think they were going to get? >> i don't know. i tell you what. if i ever decide to rob a casino, i'm not going to get my partner on craigslist. i can promise you that. >> or you're not going to be so silly to say you met them on craigslist. you know that's not true. >> what an elaborate plan. pepper spray the guy and run with the chips. >> and they won't tackle me
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because i've pepper-sprayed them. they're going to be scared of me now. don't think so. let's talk about a homeless man right now under arrest after going on a rampage at a kansas tv station. the man smashed through the lobby door of the topeka cbs affiliate. he's accused of stabbing two employees before he was overpowered by other workers. even as the staff restrained him, he threatened to kill them and bit one person. just before the attack, he had complained to the news director he was being mistreated by veterans affairs. well, jurors will be back at it today. their fifth day of deliberations deciding the fate of john edwards. after things wrapped up yesterday, edwards and his daughter attended an acc baseball tournament game in greensboro, north carolina. in their fourth day of deliberations, jurors didn't ask for any -- they didn't ask any questions or seek any evidence. edwards faces 30 years if convicted on campaign finance charges. computer giant hewlett-packard announced its biggest payroll purge in its 73-year history. the company is cutting 27,000 jobs.
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it's about 8% of the workforce. many employees will get early retirement deals. hp saying they will save $3.5 billion a year as it struggles in a shrinking pc marketplace. people across south florida are in for even more thunderstorms today after getting hit with record downpours. so much rain fell that they were spotting fish swimming in a parking lot in suburban miami. ten inches of rain fell in the city of miami in just one day this week. that is an incredible amount of water. >> that looks like a catfish. >> wow! >> fried catfish? what do you say? >> fishermen must be really happ happy down there. >> pull out the net. honey, look what i got. here's a look at the forecast for thursday. off and on showers along much of the east coast. heating up in the south. hail, gusty winds and a chance of tornadoes around minneapolis, green bay and des moines. showers in the northern rockies and pacific northwest. up to 80-mile-an-hour winds in the southwest. >> 98 in phoenix. 87 in albuquerque. 62 in salt lake city.
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upper 60s in omaha. 84 in detroit. 70 in boston. 80s from new orleans to baltimore. all right. it's time now for this morning's nominee of crazy person of the day. >> love it when that happens. >> wow. and it's not this guy. >> no, not me. gary connery. check that out. the new world record holder for the highest free-fall jump ever. in a specially designed wing suit -- so cool -- he drops back to earth from nearly half a mile high with no parachute! >> on the way down he was going more than 80 miles an hour. his landing strip was lined with cardboard boxes to cushion his fall. when he was all done and nice and safe, it was no surprise to anyone that his wife said she was relieved it was all over. but here's what he said to her. relieved? oh, we're just getting started. >> how do you top that? what do you do next? >> i don't know how you can possibly top jumping out of an airplane without any protection except for a wing suit. he needs to be an action hero. >> he certainly does.
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that wing suit was awesome. >> you want one? don't you? >> i'm scared to death of heights. well, maybe that's a little exaggeration. i'd never -- never say never, okay, keep on contradicting myself. but i don't think i would jump out of a plane. >> not even with a parachute? >> i'm not a daredevil. adventurer, yeah. i'll walk down a dark alley anywhere, but i'm not going to jump out of a plane. >> that's not really adventurous, walking down a dark alley. >> some of the dark alleys i've been in. would you jump out of a plane? >> absolutely. it's on my bucket list, once i have this baby. >> i would like to think i'd do it some day but, no. >> you don't think so? all right. that's okay. coming up -- linking severe snoring to a chronic medical problem that needs some attention. later on, the little boy who refused to put in his hearing aid because no superhero would do such a thing. wait until you hear the rest of this awesome story. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal.
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♪ i need some sleep you can't go on like this ♪ ♪ i tried counting sheep all right. if you are suffering from sleep apnea which is potentially a serious disorder, you may want to have your blood sugar checked. >> new research shows that people with some forms of sleep apnea may also have diabetes. abc's dr. tim johnson has more. >> reporter: sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which a sleeper's breathing repeatedly stops and starts. symptoms include loud snoring, waking up out of breath, and feeling tired even after a full night's sleep. now a study presented to the american thoracic society's international conference finds the severity of sleep apnea may be able to predict if you have diabetes. researchers followed almost 8,000 people and found that
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those with moderate to severe sleep apnea were also likely to have diabetes. low nighttime levels of oxygen in the blood were also a predictor of diabetes. diabetes is associated with a significant risk of cardiovascular disease and death. so the study's authors say their work shows that sleep apnea is associated with adverse cardio metabolic outcomes. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> so now we know it affects your heart, it affects your blood sugar. it can also -- >> your concentration. >> your concentration. more people are apt to have car accidents if they suffer from sleep apnea. we're talking about -- >> 17% -- >> go ahead. 17%, yes. 18 million americans alone. that is a staggering number of people. >> sleep is an issue near and dear to us on this show. but, yeah, that takes it to a whole new level. >> if you are only getting a couple of hours of sleep -- and they're not good, solid hours --
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>> and waking up tired after all of that you can see how stressful it really is. coming up, he kissed will smith and he got smacked. now that guy is going to kiss and tell. and how this year's winner of "american idol" made an impression. that's coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. n n n n n
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. it is time for "the skinny." let's talk "american idol." >> yes, big night. >> the 11th season. big finale. came down to jessica sanchez and phillip phillips. >> spoiler alert! >> phillip phillips, kind of a soul guy. jessica sanchez with these incredible pipes. >> tell me, tell me, tell me. >> phillip phillips is the winner. >> of course. >> check him out. you know, i mean, i've been watching a little bit. phillip phillips sounds cool. jessica sanchez's chops, the notes. everyone knows she can do things that phillip phillips can't do. after a record-breaking 132 million votes it was, in fact, phillip phillips who wins the big performance. and he couldn't even get through his little finale song. he was so choked up, he went and hugged his mom and dad.
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isn't that cool? >> that is very sweet. another cool moment. show alumni diana degarmo. he gets down on one knee. he proposed to her. i love you to death. you are my best friend. i want to make this last forever. i will do everything in my power to have the most amazing life together if you will have me. >> how do you say no? >> will you marry me? >> how do you say no? >> yeah. >> record number of people voted. i'm sure a record number of people were watching and everybody in the stands. nah, i've got to think about it. >> would you have a heart attack if your husband did that to you? >> yes, yes. >> would you like a nice quiet, solemn -- >> i don't know what i do. i would have said yes, obviously, but i would have had a heart attack. >> and then killed him later. >> absolutely would have had a heart attack. okay. now next one, this one, as we all remember, the guy who got slapped in the face because he tried to kiss will smith in the mouth. he has now started talking, and he is apologizing. he says i do apologize for my behavior. i think it was too much. >> i could watch that video all day. >> you think? yeah, over and over. he says he deeply respects the
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actor and wants to meet him. and he wants to do -- he just wanted to do something that would impress him. kissing a man on the lips, a straight man on the lips, is not something you do to impress him. >> no. >> he did say the next time he wants to shake his hand. so -- >> he violated will smith's space. i don't think it comes down to man or woman. he just got in his face. not cool. >> the will smith kisser is now kissing up. >> kissing and telling. ready for this next one? >> i cannot wait. >> bill clinton. the ladies love him. everybody knows that. he's posed for thousands of pictures. you never know who you are posing with. can i take a picture? and your first reaction is yes. sure. so any way, he's at an event. a casino night for nights in monaco. he poses with these two women at the gala event. lovely ladies they are. in fact, they are porn stars apparently on his arms are tasha rain, left, and brooklyn lee.
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and brooklyn lee is the best new starlet in porn. she won an award recently. i'm just reading from the copy now. >> let's hear this. >> but, okay, there you go. so she posted -- brooklyn posted on her twitter account she won the best sex scene in her last award. i cannot read the film because that would be a no-no. but -- >> you would not be allowed back here tomorrow. >> oh, i would love to. it's a pretty funny one. you can do research and find the name of the film. but there's bill. >> we need to start a caption contest. i wonder what the -- give me one good caption. can you think of something really quick? >> of bill and the ladies? "commander in chief." >> oh, nice! >> how about that? >> the best i got is, "hope hillary is not watching." all right. really quickly, anderson cooper absolutely hates barbie mom. we want you to listen to this, and then you'll know what we're talking about. >> i honestly have nothing more to talk to you about. i got to be honest. i got to be honest. i've got to just stop. >> she wants to inject botox into her child so her child stops sweating. >> her child is 15? >> yes.
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>> and, therefore, anderson cooper said you got to go.
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♪ are you ready? and now to our favorite story of the day. >> nice. >> there you go. all right. when a 4-year-old hearing impaired boy refused to wear his hearing aid, his mother wrote to marvel comics for some help. >> the new hampshire boy is a huge comic fan. and particularly of "the avengers." here's a report on how marvel comics responded. >> reporter: 4-year-old anthony smith from salem might be a little superhero, but his powers are far reaching. he has no hearing on his right side. hearing loss on his left. and one day decided he didn't want to wear his blue hearing aid to school anymore. >> basically one day he woke up and i said, time to put your hearing aid in.
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let's put it in blue ear. we've always called it that. and he said, no, superheroes don't wear blue ears. >> reporter: his mother told him superheroes do wear hearing aids. but she wasn't so sure. so she e-mailed the experts, and got this back from marvel comics in new york city. a comic book cover featuring hawkeye, a superhero who did lose his hearing. >> oh, by the way, we do have a superhero. he's in "the avengers" and he lost his hearing. so we gave it to him and he was captivated. he was staring at it. look. there it is. >> reporter: then marvel comics sent a drawing of a new superhero inspired by anthony. meet the blue ear, saying, thanks to my listening device, i hear someone in trouble. >> and then he saw, this is me. i love it. where is my costume? >> reporter: soon another sketch arrived. this time hawkeye and little
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blue ear together. >> who is that? >> hawkeye and blue ear. >> reporter: anthony has a well-known grandfather in the granite state. state senator lou d'allesandro. >> this is a feel-good moment. it's a feel-good story and we've got to get the world to recognize that. >> reporter: now anthony, like blue ear, is proud to wear his hearing aid and share his special powers. >> it's his blue ear. are you blue ear? >> that is a great story. >> definitely the coolest kid niz class right now. >> cute. no doubt about it. can you imagine? >> he is devoted to his comic books and to "the avengers," obviously. and when he took all of those pictures to his preschool, they declared it a superhero day for him. >> fantastic. there you go. i was waiting for that. >> hey! >> you look very good as wonder woman. >> look at me. here i come to save the day. >> remember that when she'd defl
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this morning on "world news now" -- controversial conviction. a doctor who helped lead the u.s. military to osama bin laden's hideout sent to a pakistani prison. >> while the u.s. calls the doctor a hero, pakistan is calling him a criminal. it's thursday, may 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez in for paula faris. we'll get to the outcry over the pakistani doctor in just a moment. and then the developing story in new england where a nuclear submarine has been smoldering for hours. the latest on the injuries, the battle for firefighters and if there's any immediate safety threat. also this morning, the
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little girl who was minding her own business walking down the street when someone shot an arrow. it hit her in the back. the latest from investigators, doctors and her mother. later on this half hour, when some rowdy kids disrupted a movie audience in seattle, one man took matters into his own hands. and he got in big trouble with police. find out what he did and why investigators call it movie rage. but we're going to begin with the latest blow to the fragile relationship between the u.s. and pakistan after a doctor who risked his life to help in the hunt for osama bin laden was sent to prison. >> the pakistani doctor could spend the rest of his life there despite pleas from the u.s. to amuhaa is theho losam but pakisdoct prison. >> i think what the paks have
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done is despicable a is ghoulish in their hatred as anything that i've ever d >> reporterrkin the cia, dr. afridi ran a fe vaccination pr laden's hillecna samples from family members to establish if bin laden was inside. he passed key intelligence to the united states and, for that, pakistan charged him with spying. for months, u.s. officials have been forease >> his work on behalf of the effort to take down bin laden was in pakistan's interests, as well as the united states' interests. >> reporter: but pakistan says afridi is a traitor and sentenced him to 33 years behind bars. >> this action is unconscionable. this man is really an international hero. they should be erecting statues to him. >> reporter: in fact, ever since that daring night raid last may, pakistani officials have quietly erased any trace that bin laden was ever here. just over tw pakistani authorities moved in
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with bulldozers demolishe even though there is no physical evidence that osama bin laden once lived here, there are still serious questions that rema questions like how bin laden could live here undetected for seven years, and why pakistan hasn't arrested a singl p who him muhammad lila, abc news, kabul. >> you know, that's the kind of thing that a lot of people here get upset about. because there was so much rejoice when osama bin laden was captured and killed and obviously it came out it was thanks to this doctor and now this doctor is being -- >> imprisoned. it's really hard on this side of the ocean to understand why this guy is in prison. no doubt about it. >> doesn't make any sense. this is interesting. a related point. a cone nsetne by working with movs wh were making ovi osama bin lraid >> they say they gave them w too much inforin. >> before the raendo about how ttraidome
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the state department, by the way -- the pentagon, rather, denies the allegations and they say basically, these meetings never took place. let's hope not. >> right. well, egypt's historic election is going into its second day. there have been long lines at polling places around the country. comesidace be known, thoug mon now to the developing story at a maine shipyard where a nuclear submarine went up in flames. at least six were hurt, including a firefighter who suffered heat exhaustion. investigators insist there was no nuclear damage since the reactor was not operational and the sub was in for repairs and now to russia where it was a pleasant day for a drive earlier t one vehiclest h own it's al here co in road and whoa. that truck is going a bit fast. look out. no one was seriously hurt.
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the truck driver can even be seen standing in the cab. watch this. watch this. talk about a close call. >> what do you do when you see that headed your way? >> you go, not good and your life flashes before your eyes. >> that's terrible. now to this. the head of the secret service is speaking publicl prostitution scal f >> mark sullivan insisted the colombia trip was an isolten lawmakers on capitol hill did not appear ced. abc's karen travers following tersy good morn >> report ornjhn. the secret ice apologized for the misconduct of a handful of agents, but that didn't stop the tough questions. the head of the secret service faced a grilling by senators over the colombian prostitution scandal. >> they were not really worried about being caught? >> do you think we would have actually found out about this if we didn't have an argument regarding price? >> reporter: the sex scandal is the most embarrassing incident the erit embarrassing incident
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ozeaccuvy cdrindsolg month. just days before president o arrived for an aion summit. lawmakers demanded answers. was this an isolated incident or was it part of a pattern of bad behavior by agents? >> i'm confident this is not a cultural issue. this is not a systemic issue with us. on this particular trip, we had some individuals who made very bad decisions. >> reporte: wae ev sk esiorte: wae ev or national security? >> all of the information that we've received back has concluded that there was no connection either from an intelligence perspective or criminal perspective. >> reporter: eight agents involved in the sex scandal have been dismissed. but several plan to fight back. some are planning to say they didn't pay for sex and didn't even know the women were prostitutes. donya suarez, the colombian prostitute at the center of the scandal, said the now infamous night started with the agents drinking heavily. they were on the bar dancing and i thought crazy. they were all drunk. they bought alcohol like they
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bought water. the secret service director said there is zero tolerance for misconduct, but that didn't seem to satisfy lawmakers. they asked people to come forward if they have any information about any other incidents. john and diana? >> thank you, karen. >> isolated incident or not? what do you think? >> well, it's hard to tell. they were -- he was being grilled pretty seriously by the lawmakers there. they want to know, was this really an isolated incident? they find it so hard to believe. >> lieberman basically said, are you telling me that in the history of all of this, all these countries, that this is the first time these guys spontaneously decided to drink too much and do this kind of activity? >> probably not. >> there's a lot of thought that it's not the first time. >> right. we'll have to see. >> all right. let's talk about a new warning about some packaging for laundry detergents. they say it's a danger to children. check it out. poison control experts say these single-use packages of tide and other brands look a lot like candy. kids are putting it in their mouths causing vomiting and having difficulty in breathing.
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in the last three weeks there have been nearly 200 incidents. tide is switching to new childproof containers this summer. a 7-year-old wisconsin girl is recovering after getting shot by an arrow. aryanna schneeberg was playing with her sisters near fond du lac when the arrow pierced her back. it just missed her heart if you can believe it. doctors managed to remove the arrow in a very delicate two-hour surgery. >> the path of the arrow comes through the chest wall, through the lung, through the diaphragm, through the spleen, the stomach and finally ends in the liver. >> it was an accident. you're not supposed to shoot a bow in town, but somebody was doing it. they know they were doing it at the time all the sirens started going off. for them not to come say something is ridiculous. >> investigators are looking for the shooter. a neighbor's bow and arrows have been sent to the state crime lab for analysis. >> stay tuned on that one, i think. a french woman who caused a usairways flight to be diverted will soon be on her way home. the u.s. attorney says that evidence doesn't support charges against the 41-year-old passenger.
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she had told investigators she had been wronged by doctors and wanted president obama to provide her with medical assistance. the flight crew was under the impression she had a bomb implanted in her body. a very tall structure which stood higher than the empire state building has come tumbling down. the aging tower was brought down in the nevada desert. the bare reactor experiment nevada tower, or bren, has been standing since the '60s when nuclear testing was part of the future. now nearly 50 years into the present, it was time to bring that tower down and let it retire. >> how about that? let's take a look at the weather. stormy in wisconsin, minnesota and iowa. showers around seattle, portland and boise. mountain snow in northern montana. and some strong winds in the southwest. scattered showers from maine to the carolinas. and guess what, florida, more thunderstorms. >> 80s from miami to baltimore. 76 here in new york. dallas hits 92. kansas city, 77. and indianapolis is at 85. 98 in phoenix. 70 in colorado springs.
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they had some fun out in michigan yesterday to mark the 95th anniversary of downtown detroit institution. >> we're talking about american coney island. that's the home of the motor city's original coney dog. what better way to mark the occasion than to dump lots of hot dogs out of a helicopter. >> nice. you know that expression, raining cats and dogs? >> not there. raining hot dogs. >> whoever collected the most hot dogs won $1,000 and free coney dogs for life. coney dogs. would you cook that one up? what do you think? it's in the grass. >> i don't know about that. >> and the grill would like sort of take care of anything. >> i don't know. it's called a coney dog because of what goes in it which is chili, onions and mustard. but when i think of a coney dog, i can't help but think of coney island -- >> nathan's. >> brooklyn. not detroit. >> nathan's famous right on the boardwalk. >> yes. they've been doing that out there in detroit for generations. >> i have to try a coney dog. send us a coney dog, we'll eat
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call this toll-free number now. ♪ [ playing the theme from "rocky" ] don't you just absolutely hate talkers, cell phone texters, loud popcorn chewers, back seat kickers, smelly food eaters when you are at the movies? >> all of the above. really. run with young movie fan got fed up and smacked a 10-year-old kid he claims was too disruptive.
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joe moreno reports from seattle. >> reporter: from the moment the film rolled through the projector to the halfway point of the epic story "titanic," yong kim says a group of boys kept bothering him and his girlfriend inside the amc theater in kent. >> they were, like, making noise. and when they were running around, they hit my head and hit her head. >> reporter: kim says he tried to be patient, but the kids kept dashing around the aisles, bumping him with their arms, tossing popcorn and essentially ruining his night at the movies. >> i was holding my madness. i was kind of mad. i was holding my madness and tried to keep watching movie. >> reporter: kim says finally, he had enough. he hopped a row of seats and told the boys to stop talking, but they wouldn't listen which he says set him off. >> i didn't mean to do it, but it happened. >> reporter: prosecutors say kim hauled off and hit the 10-year-old in the mouth so hard the child's tooth got knocked out. police showed up and arrested kim a short time later. it's a level of movie rage not often seen in theaters. >> what i prefer is when a
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customer would come out and let us handle it. >> reporter: diana brian runs the historic admiral theater in west seattle and says she gets complaints about people's bad manners in movie theaters. >> they are coming in to see a movie, we want them to have a good time, but they all have to play nicely. >> reporter: prosecutors have since charged kim with assault. he says the whole experience has shaken him. >> i went to the movie theater for enjoying a movie, not hitting somebody. >> and that was joe moreno reporting. we have a question for you. this is our facebook question of the day. how do you handle disruptive people in a cinema or theater? let us know at wnnfans.com. i want to pose that question to you. what do you do? do you haul off and hit people? >> you definitely feel like doing everything that guy did. you just don't do it. the manager was right. you go out there and complain to the manager that these kids are going wild and they need somebody in there. of course, everybody has felt that feeling where you just want to turn around and let them have it. you can't do it, though. >> not when they're 10 years old. he said something like this has changed my life or, you know,
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how it's affected him. how has it affected the 10-year-old who is missing a tooth now? >> that's bad, no doubt. but i bet he learned a lesson. i bet he's going to be quiet next time. >> oh, next time. >> i have an idea. some people like discipline their cats with the water gun. you bring the water gun to the movies and just go bang. how is that? fill it with grape juice. >> i don't know about that one either. coming up, they impressed millions singing on a national stage. >> but are "american idol" performers guaranteed stardom? that's next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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another big winner last night on "american idol." guitar playing heartthrob phillip phillips was the winner of "idol's" 11th season. >> after all the fanfare dies down, what happens next to the winners and the top contestants? abc's david wright shows us what happens when the "idol" spotlight fades. >> reporter: the crowning night on "american idol." >> phillip phillips.
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>> reporter: a moment for phillip phillips to savor, for sure, but is it happily ever after? not necessarily judging from past "idol" winners and losers. when it comes to fame and fortune, carrie underwood, kelly clarkson and jennifer hudson seem to be the exception. ramen, of "the daily beast" set out to do a "where are they now" piece on past "idol" contestants. >> working at subway, working at hooters. we had someone who was addicted to cocaine. we had another contestant that sang at a wedding in kazakhstan. one contestant talked about how she got requests to sing at funerals. >> reporter: before "american idol," justin guarini was performing on broadway in new york. now he's doing regional theater in atlanta. casey abrams is now a spokesperson for inflammatory bowel disease. julia demato was a hairdresser in connecticut before "idol." post-"idol" she's back to cutting hair.
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♪ you're my kind of >> reporter: sanjaya malakar stood out for his brash hairdos the year he competed. he came in seventh. and now -- >> now lives in a queens apartment, and during his free time, he works as a bartender in east village and sings karaoke songs. >> reporter: even the winners often don't stay winners for long. ruben studdard won season two but his legal troubles make more headlines than his music ever did. lee dewyze won two years ago, season nine. but his first album sold just 150,000 copies. the label immediately dropped him. does it feel when you are on that show like your 15 minutes of fame are counting down fast? >> initially it did. i was 24. and it felt like, gosh, i have to go, go, go. ♪ papa was a rolling stone >> reporter: david hernandez made it to the finals but got voted off after it came to light he used to support himself by stripping at dick's cabaret. hopefully you aren't back to
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stripping. >> wow. this guy over here -- no, absolutely not. i was 22 years old. and it was a way of making an honest living. >> reporter: from the heady days of "american idol," he's now gone back to paying his dues. his advice? >> have a good team in your corner. do things that are going to portray the artist that you want to be. >> reporter: and maybe don't expect to be an overnight success. >> correct. very correct. >> reporter: win or lose on "american idol," it's probably best to hang on to plan "b." i'm david wright in los angeles. >> no doubt about that. >> what's your plan "b" if you get on a stage like that and fail? >> open up a karaoke bar. and then at least let everybody else sing and you can just go out there and pick up the mike every now and then. check it out. judge. even better. you don't have to sing. >> you look just like simon cowell in that picture. >> do i really? >> do i look like paula abdul? >> a little bit. >> a little bit.
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there you go. >> that's a good thing. my plan "b" is to come back to abc crawling on my hands and knees. please give me my job back. come back to abc begging on my hands and knees.
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>> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> we are so excited to bring you these morning papers. we're going to start off with a gentleman in wisconsin who decided to steal a camcorder out of a gentleman's car. unfortunately, police found him and returned the camcorder to the victim. well, much to the surprise of the victim, when he turned on the camcorder, there were a lot of things that weren't very interesting. then he found a gem. take a look. >> this is my house, yes. and a stolen camera that i stole. i would like to introduce you my name is -- how do you do? and this is me. hi. >> okay. so now you know what his house looks like. you know that he stole the camera. you know his name and you know what his face looks like.
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i don't know if you can get much dumber than that. so, of course, out of revenge, the victim uploaded this video to youtube for all to see. and this has been edited down, by the way. it's much longer and just as dumb. >> you can arrest me at this address and here's my name. basically. >> please come get me. >> should have just mailed it to the police department. let's talk about this one. harvey milk speaking from beyond the grave. the san francisco board of supervisors basically is backing a resolution to name a navy vessel, a new navy vessel after harvey milk who was in the navy once. so they decided to use a ouija board. this is true. it's san francisco. they put their hands on the ouija board and apparently they say the letters came back, good riddance d-a-d-t. good riddance, "don't ask, don't tell," in their opinion. >> what? >> so there you go. and they approved the resolution to ask -- >> how many hands were on that
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ouija board and who was really pushing the dial? >> harvey milk was talking from beyond the grave. who knows. maybe he'll get a naval vessel named after him. this one is out of stockholm. i love these stories about stupid criminals, by the way. so a gentleman attempts to rob a home. and he gets as far as the fence. and then he gets stuck because he's a chubby thief. >> he got stuck in the fence? >> there he is. he got stuck in the fence. >> trying to fence his stolen goods. >> that's as far as he could go. of course, police got there. they couldn't be happier to see this prize that they had just come upon. they pried him loose. they arrested him and then posted that picture on to twitter. he had no injuries. but this is just -- it doesn't get better than that. last, but not least, sexy cars. a new survey says it's from canada. if you drive a sexy car you'll feel sexier about yourself. you're going to feel sexier about the people who drive the sexy car. no surprise there. most people identify themselves with their cars. @@q
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this morning on "world news now" -- stock status. the investigation into facebook's initial public offering widens. >> now members of congress are demanding answers about who was given information about facebook's business and when. it's thursday, may 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez in for paula faris. we'll bring you up to date on the facebook stock flap in a just a moment. and then, a major warning about a new kind of laundry detergent packaging that, to small children, looks a lot like candy. some kids have already gone to emergency rooms. >> sure does. also this morning, quite a scare in two california hospitals. someone with an active case of tuberculosis visited intensive care units filled with sick babies. dozens of babies may have been exposed to this contagious infection.
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>> now that is scary. and later on this half hour, the amazing work of today's service dogs and how these specially trained canines can sense heart problems in people. we'll show you coming up. >> all right. but first, the uproar over facebook's stock. not only are many shareholders furious, two congressional committees are looking into last week's botched ipo. >> facebook's shares closed up $1. that's more than 3% yesterday at $32 a share. but as abc's bill weir reports, the fear over facebook isn't dying down. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a crowning week for newlywed and new billionaire mark zuckerberg. instead the ceo is being sued by thousands of investors who accuse facebook and their bankers of withholding key information about the inflated value of the company. >> let's do this. >> reporter: so when the average investor was lining up to buy on friday, those elite few in the know were poised to sell for a quick profit. >> the individual investor is
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always at a massive disadvantage to professional wall street traders. >> reporter: case in point, college student alper aydinoglu. >> it was an 11% loss. >> reporter: he could only afford ten shares of facebook. far from the status of qualified investors, someone with a net worth of at least $2 million. these are the kind of shareholders who get a preferred price long before the stock even begins trading. their banks and advisers spend hundreds of millions on research and the most powerful computers to squeeze ever tiny advantage. >> an analogy would be a weekend warrior tennis player thinks, hey, i hit a good shot once in awhile. i can go to wimbledon and take a set off roger federer. no, you won't. and on wall street, it's the same thing. big investors are just getting better information. >> reporter: neither zuckerberg nor facebook have commented since friday, but go to the site and you see the kind of frustration that drove the early occupy wall street movement. zuckerberg has just pulled another fast one but on a much bigger scale, says one poster. the big investors made out like a bandit the first day.
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the only ones who made millions and billions were the ones who had millions and billions of shares. will you keep playing the markets after this experience? >> absolutely. but what i learned from this experience is that i should be extra careful and do a lot more research and be a lot more cautious. >> reporter: morgan stanley is the main bank that handled this botched ipo for facebook. they made $100 million profit on this single deal. but abc news has learned they are considering refunding some of that money to investors who lost out on the glitch-plagued opening day of facebook trading. bill weir, abc news, new york. >> i can remember the day this happened. there were a lot of people who aren't big investors that really wanted to get in on this but thought they wouldn't have the opportunity. and now, i think, the people that -- they are trying to turn and run in the other direction. >> is there anything this guy does that's not controversial? he really knows how to be controversial.
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>> yeah, he does. i'll tell you this, though. he's apparently with that $1 up -- with the stock being $1 up, he's been able to make more than $500 million back from what he lost. but he's still down -- >> so lost $3 billion, but -- >> made half a million back. man, oh, man. >> poor guy. how is he going to eat? my goodness. the former high-tech powerhouse hewlett-packard announced its biggest payroll purge in its 73-year history. the personal computermaker is cutting 27,000 jobs. it's about 8% of the workforce. many employees will get early retirement deals. hp says it will save $3.5 billion a year as it struggles in a shrinking pc marketplace. and now to the warning we mentioned about the dangers of laundry detergent. its colorful new packaging makes the detergent look very tempting to children. the cautionary details from abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: here's that laundry detergent package.
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and here's a piece of candy. bright and colorful. even this container of the detergent resembles a candy jar. it's that similarity that likely enticed 19-month-old isabella sutton to put one in her mouth. >> yeah, candy, candy. i just figured they got into candy and they were eating candy. >> reporter: only minutes after it burst in her mouth, she had severe vomiting and diarrhea. >> you don't think about safety proofing laundry detergent. >> our most concentrated liquid detergent ever. >> reporter: rolled out this past february, the single dose laundry detergent packets are advertised as an end to the mess, spills, and heavy jugs. but the american association of poison control centers says in the last 20 days, they've received nearly 180 calls. texas alone reports receiving 57 of those emergency calls just since the beginning of the month. >> we've seen children that have significant vomiting, difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and several had to be put on ventilators to help them breathe. >> reporter: so far no reports of deaths related to this.
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we did reach out to several manufacturers. tide actually says they plan to have new childproof containers out this summer. but poison control isn't waiting. they say lock them up. get them out of sight now. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> scary stuff. >> as a parent this has to be so scary. for you to hear. >> take a look at these things. as an adult it almost looks like candy. >> oh, yeah. they are colorful. bite size almost. kids see this. they want to pop it in their mouth, too, why not? this is what is really sad, though. this is so convenient for parents. for, you know, i'm a mom-to-be. this looks like something nice and easy. it's all in there. toss it in. now you have to be careful. you gotta lock it up. >> maybe they should change it to -- what would be less appealing? black. >> they showed a black one. kids are still eating it. it's shiny. it's little. you have to lock it up. >> yeah, who are we kidding. you'll know soon enough. you're gonna have one. kids will put anything in their mouth. >> make it look like a cockroach. that's what we have to do.
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>> a kid will put that in their mouth, too, believe it or not. talking about kids, another scary story. two dozen newborns in northern california may face a health risk after possible exposure to tuberculosis. public health investigators say a person with an active case of the respiratory disease visited two neonatal intensive care units in march and april. the person was not diagnosed until after the visit. doctors are urging parents to have their babies tested. >> we have identified everyone who needs to be screened and evaluated and that we will contact them directly. >> now, investigators say they believe the risk of infection to the infants is low. there's a growing backlash this morning after united airlines announced it will no longer allow families with children to board first if they are flying coach. united says the move is to simplify the boarding process. but moms and dads aren't seeing it that way, and they're taking their complaints to social media. families that are flying first and business class will, though, still get the preboarding privilege. that is just not fair. >> funny, we batted that one
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around in the newsroom. all the single people said it was a great idea and all the parents said, what are you talking about? it's a bad idea. >> kids are like luggage. >> it takes awhile. i agree with you. >> it takes a long time to get them in. here's the thing. you get the people with the kids in first and nobody suffers. >> i agree. >> otherwise we're all stuck behind them. >> but, then again, i have a daughter. so now i noi. a few years ago, i would have said, that's not fair. there you go. >> what are you going to do? let's take a look at the weather. here comes the thursday forecast. scattered showers from new england to north carolina. hot and humid in the south. thunderstorms for south florida. man, they are getting a lot of rain down there. around the twin cities, green bay and des moines. showers in the northwest. light mountain snow in montana. >> 58 in billings. 61 in seattle, and near 80 in sacramento. dallas, 92. kansas city, 77. chicago, 85. 76 degrees here in new york and 86 in atlanta. all right. so there's the weather. and that reminds us that britain's prince charles recently tried his hand at weather forecasting. we talked about that yesterday. >> that's right. but he was not done there. not even close.
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check out the heir to the throne getting tips and even trying his hand at being a deejay. there you go. it all happened in toronto during charles and his wife's visit for celebrations of the queen's 60-year reign. >> check him out. right after it was announced that charles would be hitting the clubs this summer. no, we added that. just kidding. check him out. >> what do you think? if you saw charles and camilla at a club, do you think they'd be getting down, or would they be in their vip corner? >> a few years ago i would have said, i don't know about that. getting down, i don't know. but charles is definitely lightening up. unless he's finally letting us see his lighter side. >> oh, i don't know. i think -- >> he's getting a little warm and fuzzy lately. >> i think they'd be in the middle of the dance floor bumping and grinding. >> doing the white man's overbite? >> oh, absolutely. i don't know that he knows any other dance. >> it's in the blood. coming up, what members of nancy reagan's family are saying after her nasty fall. later on, the dog that can predict a life-threatening heart problem in people before it even happens. you're watching "world news now."
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welcome back, everyone. turning now to a very bizarre story. there was an attack on the wife of a well-known marine biologist david guggenheim. >> she was severely beaten in their d.c. apartment. her husband stayed by her side in the hospital until police began to suspect he could have played a role in the attack. abc's reena ninan has more. >> reporter: known as the marine doctor, david guggenheim is one of the most prominent marine biologists in the world. recently appearing on "60 minutes." >> it's a living time machine. >> reporter: these are the happier days of an 18-year marriage. but neither svetlana nor david guggenheim knew promising to help each other in sickness and health would mean dealing with this. >> she's incredibly frail. she's lost so much weight, she
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can't eat solid food. >> reporter: svetlana was brutally attacked in their d.c. apartment back in april, found wearing only a blouse, her face swollen, her hair covered in dry blood. out of town in philadelphia, david says he rushed back to be by her side at the hospital. for the past month, he's been banned from seeing his wife in the hospital because he says he is now considered by police to be the lead suspect. his wife supposedly telling a nurse that he was behind the horrific attack. >> svetlana has no recollection of talking to a nurse or anybody and saying anything like that. so i firmly believe affected her recovery and certainly has affected our emotional state as a family. >> reporter: court documents obtained by abc news show d.c. police stating ms. guggenheim herself has directed the hospital that she does not wish to have contact with the plaintiff. so the marine biologist took the police to court, fighting to
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regain visitation rights. >> let's say the police did have a reason to suspect me. they deprived her of her own daughter being able to visit. >> reporter: while d.c. police tell abc news they will not comment on an ongoing investigation, guggenheim said when he told police he had receipts proving he was out of town during the attack, they told him to save them for later. >> they must have some evidence that would suggest that he was involved in hurting her. >> reporter: still, guggenheim insists he had nothing to do with his wife's attack. reena ninan, abc news. >> so david also says that their relationship was never violent, and we do have an update. he has been allowed to now see his wife as well as their daughter has been allowed into the hospital room. but this is awful for that entire family. it's got to shatter them. >> oh, no doubt about it. it is really a complicated case. >> yeah. it's the kind thing you just -- you can't come back from. it's hard as a family. >> no doubt. well, coming up, a rare look inside of the reagan family.
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welcome back. former first lady nancy reagan is now 90 and still recovering from a fall that left her with several broken ribs. >> mrs. reagan has been incredibly private about after her husband's passing. abc's david wright spoke to nancy's daughter patti and got an update on her condition. >> reporter: nancy reagan's accident happened six weeks ago. but the news only broke when she was unable to attend a speech at the reagan library. >> she's tuning in to our live broadcast from home tonight on doctor's orders. >> reporter: she's doing okay? >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: everybody's worried about her. we caught up with her daughter, patty davis. they once had a rocky relationship but now speak every day. and what happened? >> i believe she got up in the middle of the night, which is when falls usually happen. >> must have been a scare for you. >> yes. i was told immediately that it was just her ribs and so my first reaction was, i'm glad it wasn't worse. >> reporter: to republicans,
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ronald reagan's widow is almost a patron saint. in 2007, the former first lady sat down with diane. >> has time made anything easier? >> no, it hasn't. if anything, it's gotten worse. i miss him more. >> reporter: she's had health scares before. just last year, she lost her footing. florida senator marco rubio caught her before she hit the floor. >> when you think of someone this age, their bones aren't as strong. their bodies aren't as strong. recovery takes a lot longer. >> reporter: nancy reagan doesn't get out so much anymore but she has plenty of visitors at home. a few weeks ago, her two children set aside past family squabbles for a little reunion with her. >> this family is together and getting along and able to laugh and, you know, forgive and reminisce is a really great gift
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to have toward the end of one's life. >> reporter: now 90 years old, nancy reagan is still enjoying life. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> spunky woman, right? >> yes. to have that kind of relationship with your husband that, you know, years and years after he's passed away, you are still missing him even more. >> they loved each other. they were mad about each other. >> she was born in new york, but she apparently said her life didn't start until she met him. >> that's exactly right. and ronald reagan, they read some of his letters after he passed away. they just had one of those great romances. great to see the family getting along again. because they had some strained relations with the kids over the years. it does sound nice the family is getting along. >> i'm surprised we haven't heard from the president yet. he said how much he admired president reagan. this news just came out about her. so, quite obviously, it might not even have gotten to him. but we'll probably hear from him soon. >> how about marco rubio's save? >> coming in to save the day. he was a hero.
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all right, coming up, the remarkable abilities of a service dog. >> and how they detect life-threatening problems in people. ning problems in people.
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♪ i'll be there for you these five words i swear to you ♪ ♪ when you breathe, i want to be the air for you i'll be there for you ♪ ♪ i'd live and i'd die for you i'll steal the sun from the sky for you ♪ all right. now we want you to meet the superdogs who can smell your blood pressure and save lives. these dogs can actually sense when your pressure is too low and you are about to faint. >> it is hard to believe. we've seen hero dogs before. but these pups actually intervene before there's a problem. abc's ron claiborne has more on these heroic canines. >> reporter: it's a common friendship. a young woman and her dog. shannon tomlinson and her 2-year-old lab, clover. but watch as something ordinary becomes extraordinary. clover nuzzles shannon.
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just a friendly sign of affection? no. look closely. she keeps going. insistently until shannon lays down. shannon is about to pass out and clover's warning may have just saved her life. >> she cares enough to tell me that my heart is having a problem and to lay down. >> reporter: shannon has a rare condition in which her blood pressure drops suddenly. before clover, at her worst she fainted daily. she had to wear a helmet to protect herself. >> in a two-year span i had, 12, 13 concussions. >> they were life-threatening injuries. and, you know, one of those times, was it going to be the last time? we didn't know. >> reporter: then last year, shannon heard about dogs like clover, training at a nearby school. dogs that can detect swings in blood pressure. they start as puppies. about 1 in 5 show clover's talent. they are an elite. and no one knows quite how they do it. experts think they might smell the human body change. >> what we believe is happening is that the electrical and the chemical changes in a person's body are creating some kind of a
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scent that the dogs are detecting. >> reporter: and dogs have other superpowers, too. some have a nose for blood sugar. they help diabetics. others can predict seizures. watch as this dog pins down 16-year-old sissy cobb, an epileptic. >> okay, well, the dog is telling you, don't get up. >> reporter: shannon still passes out, but clover warns her every time. >> she's a gift from god that, i mean, science can't explain this. >> reporter: a new kind of superdog with an instinct to protect as old as the friendship between man and dog. ron claiborne, abc news, cochransville, pennsylvania. >> that's not the only thing they do. >> amazing, right? >> they act as braces. so they brace you when you are about to fall in case you do faint. >> if you get a sugar low, they'll go get juice on command. >> if you need to call 911, they'll go and get the phone for you. and then they are just so beautiful and wonderful to be around. >> that, too. they give you a lot of love. >> i know. >> we love dogs.
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this morning on "world news now" -- prostitution scandal. the head of the secret service answers tough questions about his agents at a wild drunken sex party. >> the investigation, the agents involved, and has this misconduct happened before? it's thursday, may 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm diana perez in for paula faris. >> and i'm john muller in for rob nelson. we're going to get to that secret service testimony coming up. and then we're going to keep an eye on a developing story. a nuclear submarine up in flames in a new england shipyard. the injuries, the safety precautions and the challenging battle for firefighters. also this morning, another major health problem linked to sleep apnea. at first it was cancer. then it was heart problems. if you or someone you know has a severe snoring problem, stay
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tuned for the very latest. and later this half hour, former president bill clinton poses for a lot of photographs, especially with well wishers. >> yes. >> this time, it was a couple of porn stars. we can't wait to give you the scoop in "the skinny." >> oh, yeah. but first, we want to get to this. lawmakers remain deeply skeptical that the secret service prostitution scandal in clom kra was a one-time thing. >> the disconnect between the senators and the head of the agency appeared again and again during the hearings. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: it was something rare in washington these days, someone saying sorry. >> i am deeply disappointed, and i apologize for the misconduct of these employees. >> reporter: but director mark sullivan defended his agency maintaining that the most embarrassing scandal in the service's history was an aberration. >> i was dumbfounded. >> reporter: members of congress were not buying it. >> i continue to believe that the problem is broader than you believe it to be. >> it's hard to believe this was the only case. >> reporter: sullivan was at a loss as to why 12 secret service personnel, including 2
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supervisors, acted so recklessly. >> i've tried to figure this out between the alcohol, the environment, these individuals did some really dumb things. >> reporter: additional supervisors are now being sent on foreign trips. what one senator called bureaucratic babysitters. of the 12 secret service personnel accused, 3 were cleared and 9 are being removed. at least two are challenging the disciplinary action. some of the agents have said they did not pay for sex and did not know the women were prostitutes. and some have suggested that the agency rules on off-duty behavior were vague. >> this tolerance was part of what was called the secret circus, not the secret service. >> reporter: director sullivan flatly rejected that charge. >> the thought or the notion that this type of behavior is condoned or authorized is just absurd. >> reporter: but members of congress are demanding more answers about whether there's
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been a pattern of rogue behavior. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> it's hard to believe that this is really a first-time thing. an aberration. and senator lieberman's own comments, again, hard to believe that in one night, 11 secret service agents in colombia, there to protect the president, suddenly and spontaneously did something that other agents haven't done before. >> yeah, and something else also cited in the hearing which is also very interesting but i don't think it's really a surprise. 60% of secret service agents said they would not report misconduct of their colleagues. so you have to believe -- >> not surprising. >> not surprising. you have to at least surmise that there might be something else going on that hopefully we'll find out about. >> yep, i think there's more to the story. and i'm sure it's going to keep coming out. >> i think you're right. >> all right. and now to a developing story from new england. a fire has broken out aboard a u.s. navy -- a u.s. navy nuclear sub docked at a shipyard in maine. the "uss miami" arrived for
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maintenance and upgrade work in march. the fire is located in the forward part of the ship. the ship's reactor was not operating at the time and is at the other end of the ship and is not affected. we'll keep you updated on this story throughout the morning. a french citizen accused of causing a usairways flight to be diverted to maine will soon be headed back home. the u.s. attorney says the evidence doesn't support charges against the passenger. 41-year-old lucie zeeko marigot told the investigators there that she had been wronged by doctors and that she wanted president obama to provide her medical assistance. top u.s. officials are outraged over a stiff sentence for a pakistani doctor who helped the cia track down osama bin laden. dr. shakil afridi is facing 33 years in prison for conspiracy. he ran a fake vaccination program near bin laden's hideout to collect dna samples from al al qaeda leader's family members. the u.s. views him as a hero, and they have appealed for his release, but pakistan has labeled him a traitor. now to the botched casino
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heist in las vegas. a man who was tackled at the bellagio after grabbing more than $100,000 in chips says he didn't even know his accomplices. and that's because he allegedly met them through craigslist. more from abc's robert holguin. >> reporter: michael belton made his first court appearance. he did not enter a plea, but he told a las vegas judge that he understands the charges against him. earlier, he told a reporter how he feels about himself. >> i'm an idiot. >> reporter: belton entered the bellagio casino saturday night wearing a wig and sunglasses. an accomplice pepper sprayed a blackjack dealer while belton allegedly grabbed $115,000 worth of chips. >> i was walking up to the table. it was all just a blur. i remember it, but i couldn't really see, you know, just adrenaline going. >> reporter: but belton didn't get far. the 26-year-old was tackled to the ground by casino security. a witness describes what he saw. >> i see the pit boss grabbing a guy around the neck and putting
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him in a headlock. >> reporter: speaking from a jail in las vegas, belton says he doesn't know the name of his accomplice. he says he met him through a craigslist ad for a job repossessing cars. belton says a third man named carlos rodriguez was the mastermind, who claimed he could later exchange the chips for cash. >> he thought he had it all planned out. knew exactly what pit bosses and stuff would do. knowing if someone had pepper spray, they are supposed to just back off, which, obviously, he was wrong because i got hit as soon as i touched the chips. >> reporter: but belton is the only one behind bars. >> i'm [ bleep ] right now. but i deserve it. >> reporter: robert holguin, abc news. >> how far did they think they were going to get? >> i don't know. i tell you what. if i ever decide to rob a casino, i'm not going to get my partner on craigslist. i can promise you that. >> or you're not going to be so silly to say you met them on craigslist. you know that's not true. >> what an elaborate plan. pepper spray the guy and run with the chips. >> and they won't tackle me
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because i've pepper-sprayed them. they're going to be scared of me now. don't think so. let's talk about a homeless man right now under arrest after going on a rampage at a kansas tv station. the man smashed through the lobby door of the topeka cbs affiliate. he's accused of stabbing two employees before he was overpowered by other workers. even as the staff restrained him, he threatened to kill them and bit at least one person. just before the attack, he had complained to the news director he was being mistreated by veterans affairs. well, jurors will be back at it today. their fifth day of deliberations deciding the fate of john edwards. after things wrapped up yesterday, edwards and his daughter attended an acc baseball tournament game in greensboro, north carolina. in their fourth day of deliberations, jurors didn't ask for any -- they didn't ask any questions or seek any evidence. edwards faces 30 years if convicted on campaign finance charges. computer giant hewlett-packard announced its biggest payroll purge in its 73-year history. the company is cutting 27,000 jobs.
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it's about 8% of the workforce. many employees will get early retirement deals. hp saying they will save $3.5 billion a year as it struggles in a shrinking pc marketplace. people across south florida are in for even more thunderstorms today after getting hit with record downpours. so much rain fell that they were spotting fish swimming in a parking lot in suburban miami. ten inches of rain fell in the city of miami in just one day this week. that is an incredible amount of water. >> that looks like a catfish. >> wow! >> fried catfish? what do you say? >> fishermen must be really happy down there. >> pull out the net. honey, look what i got. here's a look at the forecast for thursday. off-and-on showers along much of the east coast. heating up in the south. hail, gusty winds and a chance of tornadoes around minneapolis, green bay and des moines. showers in the northern rockies and pacific northwest. up to 80-mile-an-hour winds in the southwest. >> 98 in phoenix. 87 in albuquerque. 62 in salt lake city.
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upper 60s in omaha. 84 in detroit. 70 in boston. 80s from new orleans to baltimore. all right. it's time now for this morning's nominee of crazy person of the day. >> love it when that happens. >> wow. and it's not this guy. >> no, not me. gary connery. check that out. the new world record holder for the highest free-fall jump ever. in a specially designed wing suit -- so cool -- he drops back to earth from nearly half a mile high with no parachute! >> on the way down he was going more than 80 miles an hour. his landing strip was lined with cardboard boxes to cushion his fall. when he was all done and nice and safe, it was no surprise to anyone that his wife said she was relieved it was all over. but here's what he said to her. relieved? oh, we're just getting started. >> how do you top that? what do you do next? >> i don't know how you can possibly top jumping out of an airplane without any protection except for a wing suit. he needs to be an action hero. >> he certainly does.
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that wing suit was awesome. >> you want one? don't you? >> i'm scared to death of heights. well, maybe that's a little exaggeration. i'd never -- never say never, okay, keep on contradicting myself. but i don't think i would jump out of a plane. >> not even with a parachute? >> i'm not a daredevil. adventurer, yeah. i'll walk down a dark alley anywhere, but i'm not going to jump out of a plane. >> that's not really adventurous, walking down a dark alley. >> some of the dark alleys i've been in. it's a little adventurous. would you jump out of a plane? >> absolutely. it's on my bucket list, once i have this baby. >> i would like to think i'd do it some day but, no. >> you don't think so? all right. that's okay. coming up -- linking severe snoring to a chronic medical problem that needs some attention. later on, the little boy who refused to put in his hearing aid because no superhero would do such a thing. wait until you hear the rest of this awesome story. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal.
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♪ i need some sleep ♪ i need some sleep you can't go on like this ♪ ♪ i tried counting sheep all right. if you are suffering from sleep apnea which is potentially a serious disorder, you may want to have your blood sugar checked. >> new research shows that people with some forms of sleep apnea may also have diabetes. abc's dr. tim johnson has more. >> reporter: sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which a sleeper's breathing repeatedly stops and starts. symptoms include loud snoring, waking up out of breath, and feeling tired even after a full night's sleep. now a study presented to the american thoracic society's international conference finds the severity of sleep apnea may be able to predict if you have diabetes. researchers followed almost
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8,000 people and found that those with moderate to severe sleep apnea were also likely to have diabetes. low nighttime levels of oxygen in the blood were also a predictor of diabetes. diabetes is associated with a significant risk of cardiovascular disease and death. so the study's authors say their work shows that sleep apnea is associated with adverse cardio metabolic outcomes. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> so now we know it affects your heart, it affects your blood sugar. it can also -- >> your concentration. >> your concentration. more people are apt to have car accidents if they suffer from sleep apnea. we're talking about -- >> 17% -- >> go ahead. 17%, yes. 18 million americans alone. that is a staggering number of people. >> sleep is an issue near and dear to us on this show. but, yeah, that takes it to a whole new level. >> if you are only getting a couple of hours of sleep -- and they're not good, solid hours -- >> and waking up tired after all of that you can see how stressful it really is.
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>> yeah, that is scary. coming up, he kissed will smith and he got smacked. now that guy is going to kiss and tell. and how this year's winner of "american idol" made an impression. that's coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.cccccccccc
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. it is time for "the skinny." let's talk "american idol." >> yes, big night. >> the 11th season. big finale. came down to jessica sanchez and phillip phillips. >> spoiler alert! >> phillip phillips, kind of a soulful style guy. jessica sanchez with these incredible pipes. >> tell me, tell me, tell me. >> phillip phillips is the winner. >> of course. >> check him out. you know, i mean, i've been watching a little bit. phillip phillips sounds cool. jessica sanchez's chops, the notes and the range she has, clearly, i think anybody that watches knows she can do things that phillip phillips can't do. after a record-breaking 132 million votes it was, in fact, phillip phillips who wins the big performance. and he couldn't even get through his little finale song. he was so choked up, he went and hugged his mom and dad. isn't that cool? >> that is very sweet. another cool moment.
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show alumni diana degarmo. and check it out. he gets down on one knee. he proposed to her. i love you to death. you are my best friend. i want to make this last forever. i will do anything in my power to have the most amazing life together if you will have me. >> how do you say no? >> will you marry me? >> how do you say no? >> yeah. >> record number of people voted. i'm sure a record number of people were watching and everybody in the stands. nah, i've got to think about it. >> would you have a heart attack if your husband did that to you? >> yes, yes. you don't even have to -- >> would you like a nice quiet, solemn -- >> i don't know what i do. i would have said yes, obviously, but i would have had a heart attack. >> and then killed him later. >> absolutely would have had a heart attack. okay. now next one, this one, as we all remember, the guy who got slapped in the face because he tried to kiss will smith in the mouth. that's right. well, he's now started talking. and he is apologizing. he says i do apologize for my behavior. i think it was too much.
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>> i could watch that video all day. >> you think? yeah, over and over. he says he deeply respects the actor and wants to meet him. and he wants to do -- he just wanted to do something that would impress him. kissing a man on the lips, a straight man on the lips, is not something you do to impress him. >> no. >> he did say the next time he wants to shake his hand. so -- >> he violated will smith's space. i don't think it comes down to man or woman. he just got in his face. not cool. >> the will smith kisser is now kissing up. >> kissing and telling. ready for this next one? >> i cannot wait. >> bill clinton. the ladies love him. everybody knows that. he's posed for thousands of pictures. you never know who you are posing with. can i take a picture? and your first reaction is yes. sure. so any way, he's at an event. a casino night for nights in monaco. he poses with these two women at the gala event. lovely ladies they are. in fact, they are porn stars apparently on his arms are tasha rain, left, and brooklyn lee. and brooklyn lee is the best new starlet in porn. she won an award recently. i'm just reading from the copy
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now. >> let's hear this. >> but, okay, there you go. so she posted -- brooklyn posted on her twitter account she won the best sex scene in her last award. i cannot read the film because that would be a no-no. but -- >> you would not be allowed back here tomorrow. >> oh, i would love to. it's a pretty funny one. you can do research and find the name of the film. but there's bill. >> we need to start a caption contest. i wonder what the -- give me one good caption. can you think of something really quick? >> of bill and the ladies? "commander in chief." >> oh, nice! >> how about that? >> the best i got is, "hope hillary is not watching." >> there you go. all right. really quickly, anderson cooper absolutely hates barbie mom. we want you to listen to this, and then you'll know what we're talking about. >> i honestly have nothing more to talk to you about. i got to be honest. i got to be honest. i've got to just stop. [ applause ] i'm sorry. >> she wants to inject botox into her child so her child stops sweating. >> her child is 15? >> yes.
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and, therefore, anderson cooper said you got to go.
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♪ are you ready? and now to our favorite story of the day. >> nice. >> there you go. all right. when a 4-year-old hearing-impaired boy refused to wear his hearing aid, his mother wrote to marvel comics for some help. >> the new hampshire boy is a huge comic fan. and particularly of "the avengers." here's a report on how marvel comics responded. >> reporter: 4-year-old antony smith from salem might be a little superhero, but his powers are far reaching. he has no hearing on his right side. hearing loss on his left.
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and one day decided he didn't want to wear his blue hearing aid to school anymore. >> basically one day he woke up and i said, time to put your hearing aid in. let's put it in blue ear. we've always called it that. and he said, no, superheroes don't wear blue ears. >> reporter: his mother told him superheroes do wear hearing aids. but she wasn't so sure. so she e-mailed the experts, and got this back from marvel comics in new york city. a comic book cover featuring hawkeye, a superhero who did lose his hearing. >> oh, by the way, we do have a superhero. he's in "the avengers" and he lost his hearing. so we gave it to him and he was captivated. he was staring at it. look. there it is. >> reporter: then marvel comics sent a drawing of a new superhero, inspired by antony. meet the blue ear, saying, thanks to my listening device, i hear someone in trouble. >> and then he saw, this is me. i love it. where is my costume? >> reporter: soon another sketch
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arrived. this time hawkeye and little blue ear together. >> who is that? >> hawkeye and blue ear. >> reporter: antony has a well-known grandfather in the granite state. state senator lou d'allesandro. >> this is a feel-good moment. it's a feel-good story and we've got to get the world to recognize that. >> reporter: now antony, like blue ear, is proud to wear his hearing aid and share his special powers. >> it's his blue ear. are you blue ear? >> that is a great story. >> definitely the coolest kid in his class right now. >> cute. no doubt about it. can you imagine? >> he is devoted to his comic books and to "the avengers," obviously. and when he took all of those pictures to his preschool, they declared it a superhero day for him. >> fantastic. there you go. i was waiting for that. >> hey! >> you look very good as wonder >> look me. here i come to save the day. abababababababababababababababab
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