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well the search is on this morning after a supposed distress call from a morning after a supposed distress call from a mega yacht sent ships and helicopters scrambling to save lives. >> this is a crazy story with a real moron behind it. it turned out the call was all a hoax. abc's linsey davis reports that police are now looking to make an arrest. >> u.s. coast guard. >> reporter: the distress calls were calm and convincing. >> we have three deceased, nine injured. we've had an explosion on board -- >> reporter: the caller pretending to be the captain of a sinking luxury yacht. >> i'm in three feet of water on the bridge. i am going to stay by the radio as long as i can before i have to go overboard. >> reporter: everything down to the terminology he used seemed like a genuine call for help. >> electronic array is down. i'm on a solar powered radio right now. >> reporter: within moments of the 4:00 p.m. call a massive search-and-rescue operation was under way. 200 responders. at least seven helicopters. staging areas set up for victims.
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but those victims would never arrive. the coast guard expressed its disgust over a search that cost more than $318,000 and put numerous lives at risk. >> this person who perpetrated this hoax put the public at risk and put your first responders at risk. we diverted several first responders in the area out into the middle of the atlantic ocean to look for a vessel that had not sunk. >> reporter: there is a new search for the person who made the call. what they do know is it came in from land, not sea. perhaps the last time we saw mass mobilization like this was when the world thought a little boy had floated away in this homemade balloon. turns out his parents did it for a reality tv show. they ended up serving jail time and paying close to $40,000 in restitution. the person responsible for this hoax will have to pay the cost of the search and as much as $250,000 in fines.
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they will also be spending some quality time on dry land, up to ten years in prison. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> hmm, the coast guard does have experience with this. this jokester out there, listen to this, since 2004, the coast guard successfully prosecuted at least five hoax calls resulting in two years in prison and $200,000 in restitution. so the coast guard is coming for you. >> they know where to find you. talk about a waste of taxpayer dollars. >> time, stress. >> the emergency personnel that they had to pull to reassign to this. they are offering that reward of $3,000. >> days are numbered, dude. spray tanning is supposed to be the safe alternative to the sun. as we found out, the chemicals involved are anything but safe. >> our special investigates next.
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♪ you're beautiful you're beautiful you're beautiful it's true ♪ >> sing it, rob. >> he is so whiney. listen, all you wannabe snookis out there, an alert issued for any one that gets chemical spray tans, turns out they're not nearly as harmless as marketed. >> the hidden camera investigation shows the risk that you should be aware of before you -- spray. >> reporter: it is build as the the safe alternative to tanning beds. but what spray tanners may not know the chemical inside that spray, what actually turns your skin brown is only approved for external use like in lotions, not for spray tanning. the concern, you might inhale it.
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>> it is winding up in your respiratory system. be very concerned about potential for lung cancer. it needs further investigation. >> reporter: one of the half dozen medical experts concerned after reviewing ten lab studies obtained by abc about the chemical dha. one calls it a potential human health hazard. another says it can cause dna damage which could lead to birth defects. the fda is clear, dha should not be inhaled or ingested and tells consumers to protect their eyes, nose and lips. when we sent our hidden cameras to a dozen salons, every salon, discouraged us from wearing protective gear. >> you don't need it. you really don't need it. >> we wouldn't recommend it. >> when we spray your face, that part -- >> do you have nose plugs if i want to wear something? >> honey, you are fine. you are fine. for years i have been doing this so no worry, okay? >> reporter: on line, some
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salons claim you can eat dha, food grade and approved for ingestion by the fda. get this, they're confusing two different kinds of dha both with the same abbreviated name. one tans your skin. the other health supplement. >> food grade dha, suntan dha. isn't that misleading? >> i don't believe it is anybody's intent to mislead. there's no reason to believe it's unsafe. >> reporter: that is the industry man in charge of educating u.s. tanning salons. what does he say about all right studies calling dha a potential health hazard? >> i haven't seen any of them. >> reporter: you are the head of education for tanning salons. you haven't heard of any of these studies? >> mark, no. >> reporter: because of this investigation the tanning industry is busy retraining every salon in the u.s. telling them to start paying attention to the fda and start offering those protections like eye covers and nose plugs that would prevent dha from getting inside your body. if they don't offer them to you consumers should ask. mark greenblatt, abc news, new
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york. >> believe the medical folks not the folks behind the counter at the salon. >> that's right. >> what am i going to do for my tan now? >> that's natural, natural, baby. >> what am i going to do for my tan now? >> that's natural, natural, baby. follow the wings.
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♪ they're playing basketball ♪ to the beat y'all ♪ they're playing basketball ♪ all around the world ♪ yeah, i know >> like that song. well done. >> a little rapping. >> we do it all here. club overnight. ladies get in free. only for the grown and sexy. >> you are not a one-trick pony, okay? game one of the nba finals goes to the oklahoma city thunder. forecast calling for some thunder, right? they beat the miami heat with the final score of 105-94. >> kevin durant schooled lebron james in the fourth. heat led in the first half.
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durant scored 17 of 36 points in the second half. >> those young legs coming through late in the game. russell westbrook, 27, the perfect sidekick for k.d. >> lebron james with 30 points -- not bad at all. the biggest number of 11 final games. in the fourth he had one basket in the first eight minutes he got shut down. >> game two thursday night on abc. well, basketball fans in oklahoma are obviously thrilled with victory game one. a big deal in okc, as reporter katie blaky found out. >> reporter: it's great. >> there is electricity in the air. it's cool. >> it feels different. really different. but a neat feel. >> reporter: oklahoma city and the nba finals. the feeling is hard to describe but is felt by locals and visitors. >> it is definitely different than when i left 15 years ago. oklahoma city has changed a lot. it's definitely a place to visit now compared to when i left.
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>> reporter: walk around and you will see, those not in thunder blue stick out. especially the miami heat. but even thunder fans waited for hours to catch a glimpse of lebron james and dwayne wade. >> nice people here? >> yes, sir. >> nice day. we'll see tonight. >> reporter: might approve, our fans are friendly even with the championship on the line. >> ah, you know that city is excited. first time is the sweetest. enjoy that ride. enjoy that ride. that's cool for the good folks. >> always great to see a smaller city, smaller team make it this far. >> small city, big heart. >> who are you picking? >> oklahoma city. i like them, the fact that they're going for the first time ever, all good with me. they looked good last night. taking the thunder. >> because we can't pick the same team. i have to pick the heat. >> what is your thing with the
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heat? you don't like miami? >> i don't like miami.
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right now on "world news now" -- suspect surrenders. right now on "world news now" -- suspect surrenders. >> the man wanted in the trip murder that rocked a close knit town and its football team is finally in custody on this wednesday, june 13th. good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. it's been an agonizing three days for auburn, alabama. but that suspect is behind bars. we'll have the emotional reaction from law enforcement. >> they got this guy. rocked by this news the last few days. also this half-hour, more chilling testimony from the jerry sandusky trial. some seedy, creepy details coming out. our jim avila is there in
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pennsylvania and reports on two new witnesses, a young man as well as a fellow assistant coach, both shared some pretty agonizing stories. >> agonizing stories, that led a lot of the jurors to weep. also a name everyone will be talking about today, the 14-year-old who is going up against tiger woods at the world's top golfers at the u.s. open. about to get under way in california. and he has got braces. >> 14 years old! when you see kids this young doing all the good stuff. i was trying to get potty trained at 14. this guy's going into a major tournament. >> are you potty trained yet? >> a few more weeks. i'm so close. so close. and in "the skinny" later on this half-hour, brand new concerns about demi moore. her daughter is speaking out. we'll let you know what they're saying. but before all that, we begin with the story that unfolded late last night in alabama. a man wanted in a triple shooting turned himself in in the federal
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courthouse in montgomery. a pretty low key ending to the search for desmonte leonard. >> charged with three counts of capital murder in a shooting saturday night near auburn university campus. the police chief says the surrender does not end the pain. >> in a case like this there is no relief because those boys aren't coming home tonight. >> leonard will make a first court appearance today or tomorrow. two former auburn football players were among those killed saturday night. there is an additional player fighting for his life in the hospital right now. but, he willfully surrendered. his attorney says he was very calm, very tired, very ready to get this over with and very respectful, but that's, of course, his attorney talking. >> of course. all of this a again over an argument about a woman at an off-campus party leading to this. >> probably the most disturbing angle. our other big story this morning, the jerry sandusky trial where a key witness has taken the stand. >> mike mcqueary, the young football coach who says he saw sandusky abusing a young boy on
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penn state campus when he was a grad assistant. abc's jim avila reports from pennsylvania. >> reporter: two big men on campus, the defensive coach who built linebacker u, jerry sandusky, now an accused child molester, versus the protege, a young, thick-necked red-headed offensive coach named mike mcqueary, staring each down from across a courtroom. high drama as mcqueary in a loud, strong voice, recalled another time he was in the same room with sandusky, a locker room. watching, he testified, a raw sexual assault on a little boy. this was the moment that would eventually lead to the firing of coaching legend joe paterno and tarnish the reputation of this country's most respected football program forever. >> here was the man who literally brought penn state to its knees. >> reporter: mcqueary practically barked his testimony telling his story of the assault he saw and heard in the penn state locker room.
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leaving him quote, embarrassed, walking in on something that i did not want to see. three quick looks before slamming a locker, quote, i made the loud noise to say someone else is here, break it up. mcqueary saying he had no doubt about what he saw, and who he saw doing it. quote, both saw me. i looked directly in his eyes. >> he told the jury, i'm sure about it, and there is no mistake that this was extremely sexual in nature and it was something that was horrible. >> reporter: mcqueary says he told his father, his mentor, joe paterno, and school officials. the school's failure to stop sandusky say authorities is what led to the broader scandal and made it possible, say critics, for him to assault others including first witness, victim one, a boy of 13 then, now 18, testifying in tears to three years of sexual abuse that he was too fearful to report then and even today struggles to recount. >> he didn't want to be here. he didn't want to testify.
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he knew he had a duty to do so so sandusky wouldn't harm any other children. >> reporter: at one point during this difficult cross-examination the 18-year-old boy, tears in his eyes, raised his hands over his head and begged for it to stop. a few feet away in the jury box they were crying too. jim avila, abc news, pennsylvania. >> what a scene inside that court. turning overseas now, a dangerous new escalation in syria. secretary of state hillary clinton says there is evidence that russia is sending attack helicopters to the syrian government. there have been hopes the russians would be part of a diplomatic solution to the crisis. the issue is certain to increase tensions as president obama prepares to meet russian president putin next week. a "wall street journal" reporter has now stepped down following revelations that she had an affair with a top u.s. security official in iraq. leaked e-mails show that she was relying on him for access and information while the two were romantically involved.
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mcclerk was married at the time and now president obama's choice for u.s. ambassador to iraq. that nomination, though, certainly now in jeopardy. the head of the nation's largest bank says he is sorry. the testimony he plans for a congressional hearing today, ceo jamie dimon says jpmorgan chase has taken steps to make sure a trading gamble will not happen. dimon also says he other mistakes are bound to happen. this one cost the bank at least $2 billion. his prepared statement doesn't say if the amount has increased. and the cost of flying is going up again. united airlines is now charging, rob, $100 for the second bag, checked on. >> ridiculous. >> the increase went into effect quietly, of course, quietly last week. united now matches delta's fee for a second bag. american and u.s. airways charge less. so far. if you fly spirit you have to pay for your carry-ones as well.
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>> that is a disgrace. can't stand that. another disgrace -- after announcing one of the nation's oldest daily newspapers is scaling back 200 jobs. the "new orleans times picayune" will scale back to three days a week beginning this fall. employees found out just yesterday they were going to stay or if they were going to leave. some of the most experienced writers and photographers are among those being let go. did not get a lot of sleep yesterday, on twitter, facebook and on the phone with folks. know a lot of people that were laid off. the newsroom was devastated. they called it a bloodbath. such a hard, hard time for the paper, city, journalism, and watch papers take their loss. >> you worked there? >> i worked there seven years, for the "times-pic." my professional career started. i asked if you know any -- any jobs out there, online, print, tv, please send them to me through twitter, facebook, i will pass them on to the colleagues in new orleans. they cut 49% of the newsroom
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staff. half the people got the ax yesterday. >> the only newspaper publication in town correct? >> their oinl only major daily. will be the biggest city in the country without a daily newspaper, when all said and done. it is sad. thinking of you guys, praying for you. >> entertainment news every day on tv but won't have news of the day. >> every city needs a paper. all right. here's is your wednesday weather, everybody. rain clears out in the northeast, friday afternoon. and also scattered afternoon thunderstorms in the southeast, gulf coast. stormy from the texas panhandle. showers from spokane to helena. two cities i botch. >> helena or helena? >> helena and spokane, not spokane. they get upset when you mispronounce that. >> helena. heating up with phoenix triple digits. nice warm day in the middle of the country. near 90, from atlanta to dallas. well, you will soon be able
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to buy a fresh baked pizza from a vending machine. lets pizza is following up its success in europe with plans to set up shop right here in the u.s. the company claims the machines will produce a pie in just 2:30. not bad, completely from scratch. >> lets pizza claims it is a healthy genuine pizza. seems to be an oxymoron and guarantees total hygiene. planned for malls, airports, and a natural, colleges. pizza is like the perfect food, the balance of carbs, fat, protein. mm. >> the vending machine, loaded with sodium, the bad part. because they have to preserve it in the machine. >> they say the is fresh. >> fresh -- from the machine. fresh. >> anyways. let's have some cheetos. coming up, a name you will hear a lot about over the next few days. >> this guy is 14 years old. and about to go up against tiger woods. you are watching "world news now." st tiger woods. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ baby ♪ baby ♪ do the humpty-hump ♪ just watch me >> you're like at a luau. i don't know what that was. midwest. >> i think everybody knows i have no moves. >> they do now. it is time to give out our -- boom -- favorite story of the day. do you remember what you were doing at the age of 14, way back when. >> making out. >> really? let's tell that story, shall we. i bet you were doing this, you are about to meet andy zhang, at 14, qualified for the u.s. open golf championship. >> mike schuman spoke with zhang at the olympic club, making history to become the youngest player ever to tee off at that event.
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>> reporter: andy zhang can't believe he is playing in the u.s. open. >> it is the best feeling i have ever got before. it is -- i am really excited. >> reporter: andy played his first practice round here at the olympic club. >> i was actually like shaking on the first tee. i guess i will get used to it. it is definitely the hardest course i have ever played and it is really challenging. >> reporter: he played with masters champion bubba watson. >> i thought i would look up to them. they were really nice. giving me tips. >> reporter: tiger tried to qualify for the open at 15 years old and didn't make it. andy, of course, is a huge fan. >> yeah, this morning i shook his hand. i was look wow i shook tiger's hand. >> he's not too young if he can do it. i mean, there's no -- the great thing about this game it is not handed to you. you have to go out and put up the numbers. he did. he is here playing on the
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biggest stage. just think of the experience of the game from playing in this event. how well that will serve him when he plays juniors and high school events. >> reporter: a tournament that ends on father's day. if andy makes the cut, unfortunately his dad will not be here. >> my dad actually went back to china three days ago. i will call him every round, actually like every day, after practice. >> reporter: andy and his caddie were both a bit star struck on the practice range. >> yeah, before i came here i was like, chris, can i go on the range and ask them for their auto graphs? no. you're giving out autographs. >> oh. >> very cool story. >> he had to take his headgear off. he has braces. isn't that cute, though? >> at 14. you know what, he can make millions soon enough you never know. get the headgear off soon enough. >> his dad needs to fly back. a native of china, lives in florida, to obviously be closer to the game. but his dad needs to fly back. father's day. >> you think.
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yeah, see your kid out there, you know what i mean? i'm sure, tiger will take him out, show him a good time. >> you heard it from me, j.j., my son, will be on the tour, age 12. >> mama can retire early. i respect that. >> 10 more years. when we come back, is demi moor staying sober? >> is kobe bryant rethinking his divorce? "the skinny" is next. king his divorce? "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.cccccccccc
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody, to "the skinny" here. we have talked a lot the last few months about demi moore's recent troubles here. she was in rehab. had a public meltdown. went to rehab. people thought maybe she would get a little better. things may be turning around. according to radaronline, maybe not so much. because now her, according to the sources, always a source close to the family, her three daughters, are a little worried about their mom. tallulah's graduation, demi
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showed up acting strange, wearing a short black dress. they said their daughters are worried that maybe she isn't staying sober and they're really not happy about the way she has been behaving. she did not look healthy at the graduation. and worried that she may relapse. she wouldn't let ashton kutcher into the graduation even though the girls wanted him there. ashton and her three daughters grew close during the time that ashton and demi were married. they're saying it's not passing the smell test right now. maybe relapsed or having troubles. we hope not. not confirmed. we wish her the best. >> always so sad when the kids see the regression and when they almost have to act like the parents. >> exactly. one of your favorite artists when you think of young talent. in terms of singing talent. who do you think of? justin bieber, right? >> yeah. i can't bring myself to say it. >> he can act and apparently pull off a nice british accent. take a listen. >> i have done a lot of things. yes. >> anything else? >> hope to one a grammy.
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maybe win a grammy, maybe do some movies. stuff like that. >> what movies would you do? >> i want to do -- i can't keep doing it. >> yes you can. we're almost done. >> do you think my english accent is good, my friend? >> i think you'd get away with it. >> if you walk in you might not know i am an englishman. >> cheerio. that's aussie -- but i'm going to keep talking like that. i have a terrible british accent. doing an interview with the british accent he performed at wembley stadium across the pond. yeah. annoying, right? >> that's fantastic. >> so talented. >> we're going to stories of people who have all their adult teeth. starting off now with david arquette, courtney cox, their relationship on the rocks a little bit. they do remain close. a step closer to divorce. he officially filed for divorce from courtney. he is 40, she is 47. announced their separation in october 2010. he cites irreconcilable differences. according to "people" magazine,
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asking for joint, legal physical custody of their daughter coco, who actually turns 8 today. got married in june 1999. and more wedding news here. apparently the divorce may not happen between kobe and vanessa. according to sources, tmz they're working on a full reconciliation. they filed for divorce back in december. but she had to wait six months under law there, six month mark actually this coming weekend. she could file as early as monday. but they're saying they're trying to work it out. one interesting tidbit in all this. if they decide to reconcile and get back together, he, he, kobe, would have to move in with her because during the divorce negotiations he signed over all three of his mansions to her. technically those are her cribs now. not his. so, funny how divorces work out. >> they were hers probably before he even had to sign them over. the woman owns everything, right? >> rightfully, wrongfully.
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>> condolences to ann rutherford, passed away, 94, classic movie "gone with the wind" one of the leading ladies. scarlett o'hara's sister, coreen. rip. >> gone but not forgotten. follow the wings.
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♪ ga-ga, ooh-la-la tried to get you a meat suit for this story, but it didn't happen. there is no shortage of super star, hit maker concerts to attend around the globe this summer. >> bieber was just in mexico. and dueling divas, madonna, lady gaga. taking shots at each other these days. abc's chris connolly is tracking the high-profile feuds. ♪ i was born this way >> reporter: they are two of the biggest pop stars in the world, lady gaga and madonna. ♪ so if you want to make him show you how ♪
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>> what the -- is a disco stick? >> i think you know! >> reporter: back when they shared the "saturday night live" stage, their one upswomanship was all in frisky fun. but now, why do the two top divas seem to be waging a worldwide cold war? when it comes to setting it off you might say madonna was born this way. ♪ express yourself >> reporter: in tel aviv, her may 31 concert, madonna uncorked a mashup of the two songs trying to show perhaps just who paid the cost to be the boss. ♪ i'm on the right track baby i was born this way ♪ ♪ express yourself >> reporter: then in the pacific theater from new zealand, gaga, seemed to chide madonna. >> it sometimes makes people feel about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them
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or maybe make mockery of their work. and, that doesn't make me feel good at all. >> reporter: even their body parts are vying for attention. in auckland, a wayward pole clubbed gaga in the cranium. that didn't stop her. overnight tweeting this picture of her injury. then in turkey, istanbul a slip it was not. madonna proudly baring her breast to the delight of fans on hand. afterwards, a lot on twitter. some observers calling it -- you don't say -- a stunt. hello? it's madonna, remember? ♪ a girl gone wild >> reporter: face it, anyone complaining about madonna choosing to expose herself on stage is the real boob. ♪ >> class, class, class, ladies. >> madonna has been showing her nipple since 1963.
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this morning on "world news now" -- out of the shadows. this morning on "world news now" -- out of the shadows. >> george zimmerman's wife seen by the world for the first time since the trayvon martin shooting now with legal troubles of her own. it's wednesday, june 13th. oh, excuse us, it is hump day today. >> ain't it though. day three, we love it here. over that. boom. >> good morning, i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. her husband's image has been everywhere. now we are seeing shellie zimmerman for the very first time. >> this half-hour concern for any of you who rent a car. there is an effort on capitol hill to get rental companies to
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stop renting cars involved in recalls. a problem that came with deadly results, unfortunately, for one family. >> how scary is that, a car with defects, and people hit the road with it, rental company. hopefully some action on the story. as always we learn the hard way. we'll also tell you about another legal battle, this one involving two women close to famed painter thomas kinkade, he died in april. now both of the lovely ladies want a piece of his estate. and they're fighting it out. >> yes they are. later in the mix, the bed that makes itself. we'll show it to you. hallelujah. i always make my bed. the house can be a disaster, but i always make the bed. >> of all the household chores i detest making the bed. i can count the number of times on two hands how many times i made my own bed in life. you are going to get back in it, what's the point? >> gives you a sense of balance and sense of peace that things
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are okay. the bed is made. >> making the bed. please. first, everyone, those legal troubles for george zimmerman's wife shellie. she has been charged with perjury for lying about the couple's cash. >> the judge released george zimmerman on bond after hearing he had limited funds. our report now from florida. >> reporter: after posting just $1,000 bond, shellie zimmerman is out of jail and once again in hiding. she is the wife of george zimmerman and now being charged with perjury after prosecutors say she downright lied when she made this statement over the phone during zimmerman's original hearing back in april. >> do you have any estimates as to how much money has already been paid? >> reporter: bank records and jail house telephone recordings between the couple tell a much different story. state prosecutors put out this warrant for her arrest and in it said she not only knew how much money was in zimmerman's paypal account but
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she transferred $74,000 from his account to hers in the days leading up to his bond hearing. it also shows the couple discussed the situation over the phone. and when george bonded out she transferred more than $85,000 from her account back to his. our legal analyst is not surprised prosecutors went after her. >> this is too high profile a case to let someone get away with lying to the court. >> reporter: and shellie zimmerman clearly had no problems posting that small bond. she was in and out of the jail here in less than an hour before she disappeared without a trace. that is the latest in sanford, florida, kenneth craig, abc news. >> our thanks to kenneth craig there. lawyers for george zimmerman will try to have new bail set during a hearing at the end of the month. jurors in the jerry sandusky sex trial were moved to tears during yesterday's testimony from a witness identified as victim number one. the young man said he was abused during a number of sleepovers in the basement of the sandusky
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home. also testifying was mike mcqueary, the penn state assistant football coach, when he was a grad student, he claimed to have seen sandusky having sex with the boy in the showers on the penn state campus. about 20 large wildfires are still burning in nine states this morning prompting president obama to offer some federal assistance at this point. a deadly fire in northern colorado left a smoky haze over downtown denver, 60 miles away, in fact, the smoke was so thick it temporarily grounded the air attack on the flames and on top of that, a fire in southern new mexico damaged or destroyed at least 175 homes. turning to politics now, an emotional win in an arizona congressional race. ron barber, former district director for gabby giffords, has won a special election to fill her seat. barber was also wounded in the assassination attempt against giffords a year and a half ago. >> she looks great.
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well, when you rent a car, of course, you expect a late model that is up to date and pretty safe to drive. but as abc's reporter tells us that is not always the case and now there is a campaign to change all that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob, and paula. before you even drive out of the parking lot in your rental car you may already be at risk. it is a problem most of us don't even know about, and now one mom with congress' help is on the case. for kelly hawks' two daughters their deathbed was this enterprise rental car. the women had been rented a car despite its recall for a fire hazard. >> my daughters died instantly in a fireball. >> reporter: no federal law requires rental companies to fix recalled cars before handing keys to the drivers. meaning the car you are about to drive off in could have been deemed unsafe and you never even know. this is what some in congress want to change. >> our families deserve a permanent commitment to safety. >> reporter: senator barbara
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boxer asked the four major car rental companies to sign a simple pledge. keep recalled cars off the rental lots until they're fixed. all but one company declined to make that promise. >> until they sign the pledge, tell your families not to go to those companies. tell your families that hertz is the only one that signed. >> representatives of enterprise, avis and dollar thrifty responded saying their companies address safety recalls in a timely fashion. but would still not sign the pledge. all three companies do support legislation to ensure safety and senator boxer will hold them to that and introduce formal legislation rather than a quick pledge in the next few weeks. rob and paula. >> thank you for that eye opening report. >> hertz. >> incomprehensible that that's going on. >> go, hertz, crazy. in health news, another
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reason to get enough sleep. fortunately this doesn't apply to us. healthy middle-aged americans who sleep less than six hours a night are four times more likely to suffer a stroke. experts say it is because sleep deprivation may cause averse changes that could lead to a stroke. the lead researcher says the study shows sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. we're screwed, basically. always something new that talks about people. >> are you okay? >> it hurt when you slammed the desk. woke me up, though, that was good. >> you got to get a couple zs when you can. >> yeah. oh, there is no good news on this shift. never. diet stuff, sleeping stuff. >> you look beautiful. handsome. >> see you all tomorrow. >> can i call a man beautiful? i got scolded. >> i will take whatever. >> handsome. handsome and healthy. >> there you go. thank you very much. here's a look at your forecast, everybody. a wet morning.
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>> what was that, cowboy rob? >> wet morning here in northeast. off and on thunderstorms from the carolinas to florida. and over to new orleans. houston, dallas. stormy around west texas, wichita and omaha. showers from spokane into the northern rockies. >> 80s in billings, salt lake city. beautiful day in the 70s across much of the midwest. 76 in new york. 90 in miami. you still sleeping? >> game one of the nba finals goes to the oklahoma city thunder. beat the miami heat. 105-94. pretty great game. kevin durant schooled lebron james. >> durant scored 37 of 36 in the second. >> lebron james, finished with 30 points. biggest number. 11 final games. in the fourth he had one basket. in the first eight minutes. >> go time. got to come through in the clutch. >> indeed. been history was made last night in atlanta, wasn't it? >> indeed. yankees' alex rodriguez tide lou
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gehrig's record grand slams at 23. the megahit came during a six-run, eight inning rally. lifted to a win over atlanta. a-rod ranks fifth on the all time list, 639 homers. willie mays in fourth at 660, impressive record. >> hammering hang, and the babe, and barry bonds, top three. >> right. a-rod know house to score. -- close how to score. >> it's good. yes he does off the diamond. >> that too. >> uh-huh. still ahead in this half-hour, what your shoes say about yourself. >> yours stink, by the way. >> funky. plus, the widow versus the g.f. with a multimillion dollar fortune at stake. you are watching "world news now." ood thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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times square out there, a mess encountered the last few hours. dreary. >> i never have my umbrella when i need it. murphy's law. >> all welt and nowhere to go. >> that's right. well, there is a multimillion dollar legal battle over the estate of thomas kinkade. the painter's widow and girlfriend, both laying claim to his millions. >> cat fight. the girlfriend says he left a handwritten note saying he wanted her to have it all. our reporter breaks down the battle. >> reporter: amy pinto walsh is in court fighting for assets she says thomas kinkade wanted her to have. she was living with the famed painter of light when he overdosed on alcohol and valium in april. our media partner, "the san jose mercury news," obtained a copy of this handwritten note which walsh claims kinkade wrote giving her the mansion and $10 million to establish a museum of his paintings there.
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abc 7 news legal analyst, dane johnson, says this is a complex case. >> first of all, california does recognize what we call a holographic will which is the decedent's handwritten will. but the question for the court would be first of all, did thomas kinkade write this will in his own handwriting? >> reporter: lawyers for kinkade's estranged wife and business holdings left court without comment. nanette kinkade was married to the world famous painter for 30 years and the couple has four daughters. before any decision is made about the validity of the handwritten will, this hearing will determine if the matter will be aired publicly or in a secret binding arbitration. >> we need to let the judge make his decision. that's the only fair thing to do. >> you think it will go into arbitration? >> we need to wait for the judge. >> why would you look to have it in open court? >> we really have to let the judge make a decision at this
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point. thank you, folks. >> reporter: once the judge makes that decision, thomas kinkade's girlfriend will not only have to prove the artist wrote the document but was also of sound mind when he did it. abc news. >> if the guy overdosed on valium and alcohol, clearly there were substance abuse issues. proving he was not of sound mind when he wrote it would be difficult. after 30 years does the wife not get a little benefit of the doubt. hey, more than the girlfriend. >> they have been separated for two years. what i don't understand you are dating somebody, why are you, write that specifically, why are you deeding over and willing some of your property to your girlfriend? >> because things were on the rocks with his wife. he wanted the girlfriend. >> if you are sound mind, you make a phone call, hey, let's schedule an appointment with a lawyer, instead of make it look like a 5-year-old's handwriting. did you see that handwriting? >> i want to be clear, when i die, which according to the sleep story could be any day now -- i want it to be in writing. i leave you that mug. i leave paula my mug. sound mind.
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>> put your lips on it first. there you go, girl, for you. keep it alive. >> i will never let it out of my sight. >> don't ever let it go. you jump. i jump. coming up. >> so generous. >> the surgeon who heals humans by day and then makes house calls at the zoo. yes, indeed. the zoo. yes, indeed. abababababababababal
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there's an approach to health care that combines knowledge from humans and animals to solve problems. >> we got to keep it clean otherwise i will get an e-mail from mama faris. carol -- >> mama is very mama-ish. >> we love you, mom. don't be surprised to learn how many common diseases we share with other species. david wright shows us the commonality. >> reporter: in the era of high tech medicine a transesophageal e echo cardiogram is a fairly routine procedure. for ucla cardiologists. but for this patient not so much. jake is a 13-year-old chimp getting a preventative checkup common for humans. and in jake's case, a house call at the los angeles zoo. she has been moonlighting at the zoo for six years, a sort of modern day dr. doolittle. >> when this started i was skeptical, honestly.
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i wasn't like, oh, animals and humans, we're all the same. of course. >> reporter: she has been surprised to learn how much human and veterinary medicine have in common. >> animals suffer from almost all the same diseases human beings do. veterinarians and physicians never talk about this. >> reporter: sort of confess that doctors look down on vets a little bit. >> physicians have not seen veterinarians as clinical peers. that's unfortunate. >> reporter: veterinarians may be the ultimate general practitioners dealing with variety of species and patients who can't tell the doctor where it hurts. cookie, a lioness. she has fluid in the sack around her heart, a potentially fatal condition. >> they were making this diagnosis through position, body position, eating patterns. they were right. >> reporter: ucla would have run tests in addition? >> we would have done tests and made a diagnosis quickly. i don't think even my most esteemed colleagues would have made it alone.
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>> reporter: she started seeing her human patients differently. >> every time i saw a disease in a human patient. i asked the question. i am batting 1,000 pretty much. one of the questions, i saw a patient with chlamydia, do animals get stds, of course they do. animals don't practice safe sex. >> no condoms for koalas? >> apparently not. >> reporter: there's an effort to develop a vaccine. is there a human vaccine for chlamydia? >> no. >> reporter: zoobiquity, an approach to medicine that crosses the species barrier. >> it has helped me see myself not just as a human being but connected to all the other animals on the planet. >> reporter: the l.a. zoo chief veterinarian says that the zoo has come to rely on specialists. when rhonda the rhino was diagnosed with skin cancer on her horn -- >> a very common cancer in humans.
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>> reporter: she got a free house call from ucla's chief oncologists, plus free rhinoplasty. >> she's so appreciative. look at that. >> reporter: now rhonda is cancer free. awesome. but acknowledging the similarities between animals and humans does have bigger implications. for instance, what does zoobiquity mean when it comes to animal testing, a controversial issue? maybe an argument for it because these guys have the exact same disease or maybe an argument against it because we should show more compassion, they're more like us than we think. >> animal testing is a really important and complicated issue. and there is no question that debate needs to continue. >> reporter: i'm asking for your opinion? >> i can't give a simple answer it is a very complicated nuanced question. >> reporter: should the hippocratic oath apply to hippos? the doctor refuses to say. i'm david wright at the los angeles zoo. >> koala chlamydia?
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call or log onto hoveround.com right now! >> that was a strange moment. welcome back, welcome back, everybody. and "the mix" here. interesting, university of kansas did a study. you can tell a lot about a person from their shoes, their personality, their politics, how open they are. a few tips i found very interesting. expensive shoes suggest high earners, flash, and colorful pairs, belong to extroverts, shoes that may not be used -- practical and furngzal shoes belong to agreeable people. ankle boots are worn by aggressive personalities. calm personalities wear
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uncomfortable looking shoes. >> i can see that. what are yours? stinky and old and ratty. >> i'm hard on shoes. look, get a close-up of the shoe. the inside is eaten out. >> oh, my gosh. >> bad -- >> our stage manager is waving. >> it's bad. a hole in there. mildew. bad. i'm rough on shoes. you know -- i don't care. >> how many pairs of shoes do you own? >> four. i wear them out. i don't own sneakers. >> you don't own sneakers? you don't work out? >> rarely, no. uh-uh. >> talking health issues. >> i walk a lot. you know what i mean? >> whatever makes you sleep better at night. wait, you don't sleep at night. >> exactly. and speaking of sleeping, there is a -- >> how do you sleep -- >> i'm telling you, it is throwing me off my game right now. a new bed made by a company, ohea, a smart bed.
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it makes the bed for you. an electronic bed. okay. see how it works. and in 50 seconds. two mechanical arms, one on each side. carry the blanket back to the head of the bed. it can sense whether somebody is in there so it won't malfunction. i'm waiting for it to do so, when it tries to make the bed when some body is in it. >> we talk about this earlier. i never make the bed. i don't make the bed. i hate making the bed. it is pointless. fruitless. you only get back in it. i don't get it. >> i just think i like to be organized, and it gives me a little sense of organization. >> to have the bed made. >> little ocd, little anal retentive. great combination. my husband is very tolerant. >> must be. this will lighten the mood. the world's largest gummy bear. the snacks we love on the show. this is 1,400 times the size of a normal gummy bear, weighs five pounds. under 10 inches tall. handmade here in the u.s. the world's largest gummy bear. >> oh, thank you, dear.
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>> rob loves his fruit snacks. fruit snacks actually. >> here, put one in my shoe. >> the more the merrier in your shoe. ccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- breakdown on the stand in the jerry sandusky trial. >> gut-wrenching testimony as a young man explains how his mentor became a predator. >> even jurors became emotional with the trial now entering its third day. it's wednesday, june 13th. good wednesday morning, everyone, i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. there was also gripping testimony from another assistant coach yesterday. we'll get the full story. >> we want to warn folks out there the testimony we heard was highly disturbing today. also, breaking her silence hours ago, we learn what casey anthony has been up to since her acquittal last summer. she spoke to cnn by phone about
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so many rumors. >> everyone's favorite mother, casey anthony, yes. also, a tanning alert this morning. health questions about spray tans. they may not be as harmless as you think. see our hidden camera investigation. >> a lot of friends that get spray tanned. heads-up. and something probably more harmful than you might think, the ice cream sundae with bacon. it is going nationwide. >> i would try that. i say that again i would try that. >> we should try it on "world news now." >> exactly. food on the set. i like that about you. anything. >> all right. first, everybody, a central figure in the jerry sandusky trial has taken the stand in the case. mike mcqueary is a penn state assistant football coach. >> really is the center of this whole case. before that, the teenager who triggered the grand jury
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investigation gave more graphic and extremely emotional testimony. abc's diana perez is joining us with the very latest. hi, diana. >> reporter: rob and paula, the testimony on tuesday was so graphic it brought some jurors to tears. the defense called its second witness known as victim one. jerry sandusky was loved and respected at penn state. but at home, defense witness, known as victim one, told jurors he was a sexual predator, a pedophile who hand picked boys from his second mile charity. victim one, an 18-year-old, described the abuse in graphic detail. sobbing as he told jurors that the first time sandusky allegedly performed oral sex on him he was just 11. after rubbing, cracking my back, and rubbing his hand down back of my shorts, and the blowing on the stomach, he put his mouth on my privates. he said the incidents happened on nights he slept at sandusky's home. jurors teared up. put their heads in their hands.
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victim one continued. except this time he sat there and he looked at me and said something along the lines of, it's your turn. he made me, he made me put my mouth on his privates. >> when someone sexually violates you it alters your dna, it literally changes the person you were to a person that you now have to be which is this person that has to live with this horrific atrocity. >> reporter: the alleged victim told his mother and a guidance counselor in 2008 which led to the investigation. during cross-examination the defense tried to poke holes in his story. questioning discrepancies in his timeline. >> whether 12 times or 20 times or 70 times it shouldn't have happened once. >> reporter: mike mcqueary, a former penn state assistant coach, testified in 2001, he saw sandusky standing behind a young boy propped up against a wall in a school shower and heard a skin on skin smacking sound. he told the jury he slammed a door to make noise but didn't do anything to physically stop the alleged encounter. victim one also testified that when he initially reported the alleged abuse to his school, he
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was urged to not go to the authorities. rob and paula. >> i think that's -- the most damning part of what happened to victim one. she mentioned, went to a guidance counselor at school, and this is what he was told, quote, sandusky has a heart of gold. he wouldn't do something like that. >> he was a god on that campus in a storied football program, and people didn't believe it or didn't want to believe it. one of the two here. i think the fact that some of the jurors were crying, you know, hearing this testimony, suggests the case, early on, is not going well for mr. sandusky because they're feeling the pain of these kids obviously -- these young men, i should say, are expressing on the stand. heart wrenching to say the least. >> mike mcqueary when pressed by the defense attorneys, how many times, how old was the kid, he is kind of wavered back and forth how old the kid was. it doesn't want to matter, 9, 10, 11, 12. the fact is that he had sex with a minor and that's wrong. >> we heard in the piece.
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very combative between mcqueary and the defense attorneys. this whole thing is just warming up, just getting started. >> new details in yet another high profile case. george zimmerman's wife has been arrested for lying about the couple's finances. we had never seen shellie zimmerman before now. she was released on bond after being charged with perjury for telling a judge they had limited funds. george zimmerman's bond was revoked earlier this month after it was revealed they actually had more than $100,000 on hand. he does have a bond hearing at the end of the month. another big headline this morning, casey anthony now breaking her silence again giving a rare interview after nearly a year in seclusion. anthony and her attorney spoke to cnn's piers morgan by phone telling him she spends her days indoors, cooking, cleaning, reading, watching some tv and shared her feelings about her deceased daughter. >> i said to her, what are the biggest misconceptions do you think about you? she said, obviously several
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misconceptions. obviously i didn't kill my daughter. she said that very firmly. if anything, there is nothing in this world i have ever been more proud of, and no one i loved more than my daughter. she is my greatest accomplishment. >> anthony is also reading "the hunger games," which just happens to be a trilogy about a game of killing children. >> she really said her daughter was an accomplishment. >> i hear some parents say that, yeah. the girlfriend of whitey bulger says that she loves her man and has no regrets helping him during her 16 year run from the law. catherine greig was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping him stay on the lam. family members did not buy her version of romantic love, calling her a cold-hearted criminal. pop warner football players will not be taking quite as many hits from now on. the youth league is trying to make the game safer in light of
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major concerns over long-term damage from head injuries. this has been a big topic in the news the last few months. coaches there will limit contact to no more than a third of practice time. on top of that, full-speed, head-on blocking or tackling drills in which players line up more than three yards apart, they will now be banned. that is actually video from our story on "nightline" and "world news," we interviewed dr. julian bales, the medical director for pop warner and leading the charge on cte and brain injuries coming out. he says you got to take the head out of the game. going to begin in youth level, which 70% of all nfl players started in pop warner. talking maybe 500,000 youth nationwide play pop warner each year. >> safety lessons, precautions take a hold at a young age they will carry over throughout their career, high school, college, pros as well. it sets the stage for safety being a priority. hopefully, you know, again it's a culture change in sports which is -- this is our facebook question of the day as well. what do you think of pop warner football's renewed emphasis on safety?
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check out wnnfans.com. give us your two cents. >> i was told i cannot name the two particular colleges, two prominent colleges in the country are already implementing this into their practice and the way that they play. >> why wouldn't they be named? >> they have not confirmed it yet. >> in the process. >> in the process of doing this right now. well, there is a silver lining stemming from the decision of our friend robin roberts to reveal her latest health challenge to the world. >> what a silver lining it is. since robin announced she is fighting the rare blood disorder and will undergo a bone marrow transplant, the outpouring of support has been staggering. the number of americans signing up now to be bone marrow donors shot up more than 1,000% in less than a day. that is welcome news of course to thousands of americans awaiting a transplant. you know she called during the show her morning megaphone. that is -- what it is.
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the power of the show. and the power of the example that robin sets. 1,000% like that. >> amazing. a that platform is indescribable. kudos to her for her bravery. if you want to donate, go to marrow.org. to be able to donate it is very easy. actually receiving that bone marrow transplant is the tough part. >> giving is very easy. like giving blood. go do it. >> here is your wednesday weather. morning rain around boston, new york, philly, d.c. pop-up thunderstorms from the carolinas, much of the gulf coast. storms severe at times from the texas panhandle up to wichita and omaha. >> 60s in the pacific northwest. scorching 105 in phoenix. 90s, albuquerque to dallas. 70s in the midwest. 80s from baltimore to new orleans. if you can't make up your mind whether you have dessert or barbecue, burger king, yeah, they have the answer to that dilemma. it begins offering a bacon sundae nationally starting
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tomorrow as part of an expansion of its current menu. >> can i get an amen about that? >> amen. >> bacon sundae is vanilla soft serve, fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and piece of bacon. you could use the bacon piece to scoop it up. has more than 500 calories. 18 grams of fat, 61 grams of sugar. cardiologists rejoice, only available for a limited amount of time. we need one now. >> everything is better with a little bacon. it's worth a try. get one on set. >> blts for dinner and pasta with bacon in it. >> well done. love that pork. coming up, our undercover investigation into the dangers of spray tanning. plus, this morning, the multistate manhunt for the person behind an elaborate hoax. that coast guard spending $300,000 to find a boat that never really was missing. that and more when we come right back. behind an elaborate hoax. that coast guard spending $300,000 to find a boat that never really was missing. that and more when we come right back. ♪ follow the wings.
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♪ well, the search is on this morning after a supposed distress call from a mega yacht sent ships and helicopters scrambling to save lives. >> this is a crazy story with a real moron behind it. it turned out the call was all a hoax. abc's linsey davis reports that police are now looking to make an arrest. >> u.s. coast guard. >> reporter: the distress calls were calm and convincing. >> we have three deceased, nine injured. we've had an explosion on board -- >> reporter: the caller pretending to be the captain of a sinking luxury yacht. >> i'm in three feet of water on the bridge. i am going to stay by the radio as long as i can before i have to go overboard. >> reporter: everything down to the terminology he used seemed like a genuine call for help. >> electronic array is down. i'm on a solar powered radio right now. >> reporter: within moments of the 4:00 p.m. call a massive search-and-rescue operation was under way. 200 responders. at least seven helicopters. staging areas set up for
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victims. but those victims would never arrive. the coast guard expressed its disgust over a search that cost more than $318,000 and put numerous lives at risk. >> this person who perpetrated this hoax put the public at risk and put your first responders at risk. we diverted several first responders in the area out into the middle of the atlantic ocean to look for a vessel that had not sunk. >> reporter: there is a new search for the person who made the call. what they do know is it came in from land, not sea. perhaps the last time we saw mass mobilization like this was when the world thought a little boy had floated away in this homemade balloon. turns out his parents did it for a reality tv show. they ended up serving jail time and paying close to $40,000 in restitution. the person responsible for this hoax will have to pay the cost of the search and as much as $250,000 in fines. they will also be spending some quality time on dry land, up to ten years in prison. linsey davis, abc news, new
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york. >> hmm, the coast guard does have experience with this. this jokester out there, listen to this, since 2004, the coast guard successfully prosecuted at least five hoax calls resulting in two years in prison and $200,000 in restitution. so the coast guard is coming for you. >> they know where to find you. talk about a waste of taxpayer dollars. >> time, stress. >> the emergency personnel that they had to pull to reassign to this. they are offering that reward of $3,000. >> days are numbered, dude. spray tanning is supposed to be the safe alternative to the sun. as we found out, the chemicals involved are anything but safe. >> our special investigation next. nvestigates next. fdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdd
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♪ you're beautiful you're beautiful you're beautiful it's true ♪ >> sing it, rob. >> he is so whiney. ♪ you're beautiful you're beautiful you're beautiful it's true ♪ >> sing it, rob. >> he is so whiney. listen, all you wannabe snookis out there, an alert issued for any one that gets chemical spray tans, turns out they're not nearly as harmless as marketed. >> the hidden camera investigation shows the risk that you should be aware of before you -- spray. >> reporter: it is build as the the safe alternative to tanning beds. but what spray tanners may not know the chemical inside that spray, what actually turns your skin brown is only approved for external use like in lotions, not for spray tanning. the concern, you might inhale it.
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>> it is winding up in your respiratory system. be very concerned about potential for lung cancer. it needs further investigation. >> reporter: one of the half dozen medical experts concerned after reviewing ten lab studies obtained by abc about the chemical dha. one calls it a potential human health hazard. another says it can cause dna damage which could lead to birth defects. the fda is clear, dha should not be inhaled or ingested and tells consumers to protect their eyes, nose and lips. when we sent our hidden cameras to a dozen salons, every salon, discouraged us from wearing protective gear. >> you don't need it. you really don't need it. >> we wouldn't recommend it. >> when we spray your face, that part -- >> do you have nose plugs if i want to wear something? >> honey, you are fine. you are fine. for years i have been doing this so no worry, okay? >> reporter: on line, some salons claim you can eat dha,
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food grade and approved for ingestion by the fda. get this, they're confusing two different kinds of dha both with the same abbreviated name. one tans your skin. the other health supplement. >> food grade dha, suntan dha. isn't that misleading? >> i don't believe it is anybody's intent to mislead. there's no reason to believe it's unsafe. >> reporter: that is the industry man in charge of educating u.s. tanning salons. what does he say about all right studies calling dha a potential health hazard? >> i haven't seen any of them. >> reporter: you are the head of education for tanning salons. you haven't heard of any of these studies? >> mark, no. >> reporter: because of this investigation the tanning industry is busy retraining every salon in the u.s. telling them to start paying attention to the fda and start offering those protections like eye covers and nose plugs that would prevent dha from getting inside your body. if they don't offer them to you consumers should ask. mark greenblatt, abc news, new
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york. >> believe the medical folks not the folks behind the counter at the salon. >> that's right. >> what am i going to do for my tan now? >> that's natural, natural, baby. o for my tan now? >> that's natural, natural, baby. follow the wings.
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♪ they're playing basketball ♪ they're playing basketball ♪ to the beat y'all ♪ they're playing basketball ♪ all around the world ♪ yeah, i know >> like that song. well done. >> a little rapping. >> we do it all here. club overnight. ladies get in free. only for the grown and sexy. >> you are not a one-trick pony, okay? game one of the nba finals goes to the oklahoma city thunder. forecast calling for some thunder, right? they beat the miami heat with the final score of 105-94. >> kevin durant schooled lebron james in the fourth. heat led in the first half. durant scored 17 of 36 points in
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the second half. >> those young legs coming through late in the game. russell westbrook, 27, the perfect sidekick for k.d. >> lebron james with 30 points -- not bad at all. the biggest number of 11 final games. in the fourth he had one basket in the first eight minutes he got shut down. >> game two thursday night on abc. well, basketball fans in oklahoma are obviously thrilled with victory game one. a big deal in okc, as reporter katie blaky found out. >> reporter: it's great. >> there is electricity in the air. it's cool. >> it feels different. really different. but a neat feel. >> reporter: oklahoma city and the nba finals. the feeling is hard to describe but is felt by locals and visitors. >> it is definitely different than when i left 15 years ago. oklahoma city has changed a lot. it's definitely a place to visit now compared to when i left.
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>> reporter: walk around and you will see, those not in thunder blue stick out. especially the miami heat. but even thunder fans waited for hours to catch a glimpse of lebron james and dwayne wade. >> nice people here? >> yes, sir. >> nice day. we'll see tonight. >> reporter: might approve, our fans are friendly even with the championship on the line. >> ah, you know that city is excited. first time is the sweetest. enjoy that ride. enjoy that ride. that's cool for the good folks. >> always great to see a smaller city, smaller team make it this far. >> small city, big heart. >> who are you picking? >> oklahoma city. i like them, the fact that they're going for the first time ever, all good with me. they looked good last night. taking the thunder. >> because we can't pick the same team. i have to pick the heat. >> what is your thing with the heat?
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you don't like miami? >> i don't like miami. i don't. i lived in chicago. and, it's like, tsk-tsk. >> hateration going on
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right now on "world right now on "world news now" -- suspect surrenders. >> the man wanted in the triple murder that rocked a close knit town and its football team is finally in custody on this wednesday, june 13th. good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. it's been an agonizing three days for auburn, alabama. but that suspect is behind bars. we'll have the emotional reaction from law enforcement. >> they got this guy. rocked by this news the last few days. also this half-hour, more chilling testimony from the
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jerry sandusky trial. some seedy, creepy details coming out. our jim avila is there in pennsylvania and reports on two new witnesses, a young man as well as a fellow assistant coach, both shared some pretty agonizing stories. >> agonizing stories, that led a lot of the jurors to weep. also a name everyone will be talking about today, the 14-year-old who is going up against tiger woods at the world's top golfers at the u.s. open. about to get under way in california. and he has got braces. >> 14 years old! when you see kids this young doing all the good stuff. i was trying to get potty trained at 14. this guy's going into a major tournament. >> are you potty trained yet? >> a few more weeks. i'm so close. so close. and in "the skinny" later on this half-hour, brand new concerns about demi moore. her daughter is speaking out. we'll let you know what they're saying. but before all that, we begin with the story that unfolded late last night in alabama. a man wanted in a triple shooting turned himself in in the federal courthouse in montgomery. a pretty low key ending to the
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search for desmonte leonard. >> charged with three counts of capital murder in a shooting saturday night near auburn university campus. the police chief says the surrender does not end the pain. >> in a case like this there is no relief because those boys aren't coming home tonight. >> leonard will make a first court appearance today or tomorrow. two former auburn football players were among those killed saturday night. there is an additional player fighting for his life in the hospital right now. but, he willfully surrendered. his attorney says he was very calm, very tired, very ready to get this over with and very respectful, but that's, of course, his attorney talking. >> of course. all of this a again over an argument about a woman at an off-campus party leading to this. >> probably the most disturbing angle. our other big story this morning, the jerry sandusky trial where a key witness has taken the stand. >> mike mcqueary, the young
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football coach who says he saw sandusky abusing a young boy on penn state campus when he was a grad assistant. abc's jim avila reports from pennsylvania. >> reporter: two big men on campus, the defensive coach who built linebacker u, jerry sandusky, now an accused child molester, versus the protege, a young, thick-necked red-headed offensive coach named mike mcqueary, staring each down from across a courtroom. high drama as mcqueary in a loud, strong voice, recalled another time he was in the same room with sandusky, a locker room. watching, he testified, a raw sexual assault on a little boy. this was the moment that would eventually lead to the firing of coaching legend joe paterno and tarnish the reputation of this country's most respected football program forever. >> here was the man who literally brought penn state to its knees. >> reporter: mcqueary practically barked his testimony telling his story of the assault he saw and heard in the penn
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state locker room. leaving him quote, embarrassed, walking in on something that i did not want to see. three quick looks before slamming a locker, quote, i made the loud noise to say someone else is here, break it up. mcqueary saying he had no doubt about what he saw, and who he saw doing it. quote, both saw me. i looked directly in his eyes. >> he told the jury, i'm sure about it, and there is no mistake that this was extremely sexual in nature and it was something that was horrible. >> reporter: mcqueary says he told his father, his mentor, joe paterno, and school officials. the school's failure to stop sandusky say authorities is what led to the broader scandal and made it possible, say critics, for him to assault others including first witness, victim one, a boy of 13 then, now 18, testifying in tears to three years of sexual abuse that he was too fearful to report then and even today struggles to recount. >> he didn't want to be here. he didn't want to testify. he knew he had a duty to do so
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so sandusky wouldn't harm any other children. >> reporter: at one point during this difficult cross-examination the 18-year-old boy, tears in his eyes, raised his hands over his head and begged for it to stop. a few feet away in the jury box they were crying too. jim avila, abc news, pennsylvania. >> what a scene inside that court. turning overseas now, a dangerous new escalation in syria. secretary of state hillary clinton says there is evidence that russia is sending attack helicopters to the syrian government. there have been hopes the russians would be part of a diplomatic solution to the crisis. the issue is certain to increase tensions as president obama prepares to meet russian president putin next week. a "wall street journal" reporter has now stepped down following revelations that she had an affair with a top u.s. security official in iraq. leaked e-mails show that she was relying on him for access and information while the two were
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romantically involved. mcclerk was married at the time and now president obama's choice for u.s. ambassador to iraq. that nomination, though, certainly now in jeopardy. the head of the nation's largest bank says he is sorry. the testimony he plans for a congressional hearing today, ceo jamie dimon says jpmorgan chase has taken steps to make sure a trading gamble will not happen. dimon also says he other mistakes are bound to happen. this one cost the bank at least $2 billion. his prepared statement doesn't say if the amount has increased. and the cost of flying is going up again. united airlines is now charging, rob, $100 for the second bag, checked on. >> ridiculous. >> the increase went into effect quietly, of course, quietly last week. united now matches delta's fee for a second bag. american and u.s. airways charge less. so far. if you fly spirit you have to pay for your carry-ones as well.
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>> that is a disgrace. can't stand that. another disgrace -- after announcing one of the nation's oldest daily newspapers is scaling back 200 jobs. the "new orleans times picayune" will scale back to three days a week beginning this fall. employees found out just yesterday they were going to stay or if they were going to leave. some of the most experienced writers and photographers are among those being let go. did not get a lot of sleep yesterday, on twitter, facebook and on the phone with folks. know a lot of people that were laid off. the newsroom was devastated. they called it a bloodbath. such a hard, hard time for the paper, city, journalism, and watch papers take their loss. >> you worked there? >> i worked there seven years, for the "times-pic." my professional career started. i asked if you know any -- any jobs out there, online, print, tv, please send them to me through twitter, facebook, i will pass them on to the
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colleagues in new orleans. they cut 49% of the newsroom staff. half the people got the ax yesterday. >> the only newspaper publication in town correct? >> their only major daily. will be the biggest city in the country without a daily newspaper, when all said and done. it is sad. thinking of you guys, praying for you. >> entertainment news every day on tv but won't have news of the day. >> every city needs a paper. all right. here's is your wednesday weather, everybody. rain clears out in the northeast, friday afternoon. and also scattered afternoon thunderstorms in the southeast, gulf coast. stormy from the texas panhandle. showers from spokane to helena. two cities i botch. >> helena or helena? >> helena and spokane, not spokane. they get upset when you mispronounce that. >> helena. heating up with phoenix triple digits. nice warm day in the middle of the country. near 90, from atlanta to dallas. well, you will soon be able to
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buy a fresh baked pizza from a vending machine. lets pizza is following up its success in europe with plans to set up shop right here in the u.s. the company claims the machines will produce a pie in just 2:30. not bad, completely from scratch. >> lets pizza claims it is a healthy genuine pizza. seems to be an oxymoron and guarantees total hygiene. planned for malls, airports, and a natural, colleges. pizza is like the perfect food, the balance of carbs, fat, protein. mm. >> the vending machine, loaded with sodium, the bad part. because they have to preserve it in the machine. >> they say the is fresh. >> fresh -- from the machine. fresh. >> anyways. let's have some cheetos. coming up, a name you will hear a lot about over the next few days. >> this guy is 14 years old. and about to go up against tiger woods. you are watching "world news now." ws now." st tiger woods. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ baby ♪ baby ♪ baby ♪ do the humpty-hump ♪ just watch me >> you're like at a luau. i don't know what that was. midwest. >> i think everybody knows i have no moves. >> they do now. it is time to give out our -- boom -- favorite story of the day. do you remember what you were doing at the age of 14, way back when. >> making out. >> really? let's tell that story, shall we. i bet you were doing this, you are about to meet andy zhang, at 14, qualified for the u.s. open golf championship. >> mike schuman spoke with zhang at the olympic club, making history to become the youngest player ever to tee off at that event.
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>> reporter: andy zhang can't believe he is playing in the u.s. open. >> it is the best feeling i have ever got before. it is -- i am really excited. >> reporter: andy played his first practice round here at the olympic club. >> i was actually like shaking on the first tee. i guess i will get used to it. it is definitely the hardest course i have ever played and it is really challenging. >> reporter: he played with masters champion bubba watson. >> i thought i would look up to them. they were really nice. giving me tips. >> reporter: tiger tried to qualify for the open at 15 years old and didn't make it. andy, of course, is a huge fan. >> yeah, this morning i shook his hand. i was look wow i shook tiger's hand. >> he's not too young if he can do it. i mean, there's no --
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the great thing about this game it is not handed to you. you have to go out and put up the numbers. he did. he is here playing on the biggest stage. just think of the experience of the game from playing in this event. how well that will serve him when he plays juniors and high school events. >> reporter: a tournament that ends on father's day. if andy makes the cut, unfortunately his dad will not be here. >> my dad actually went back to china three days ago. i will call him every round, actually like every day, after practice. >> reporter: andy and his caddie were both a bit star struck on the practice range. >> yeah, before i came here i was like, chris, can i go on the range and ask them for their autographs? no. you're giving out autographs. >> oh. >> very cool story. >> he had to take his headgear off. he has braces. isn't that cute, though? >> at 14. you know what, he can make millions soon enough you never know. get the headgear off soon enough. >> his dad needs to fly back. a native of china, lives in florida, to obviously be closer to the game. but his dad needs to fly back. father's day. >> you think. yeah, see your kid out there,
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you know what i mean? i'm sure, tiger will take him out, show him a good time. >> you heard it from me, j.j., my son, will be on the tour, age 12. >> mama can retire early. i respect that. >> 10 more years. when we come back, is demi moor staying sober? >> is kobe bryant rethinking his divorce? "the skinny" is next. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody, to "the skinny" here. we have talked a lot the last few months about demi moore's recent troubles here. she was in rehab. had a public meltdown. went to rehab. people thought maybe she would get a little better. things may be turning around. according to radaronline, maybe not so much. because now her, according to the sources, always a source close to the family, her three daughters, are a little worried about their mom. tallulah's graduation, demi showed up acting strange, wearing a short black dress.
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they said their daughters are worried that maybe she isn't staying sober and they're really not happy about the way she has been behaving. she did not look healthy at the graduation. and worried that she may relapse. she wouldn't let ashton kutcher into the graduation even though the girls wanted him there. ashton and her three daughters grew close during the time that ashton and demi were married. they're saying it's not passing the smell test right now. maybe relapsed or having troubles. we hope not. not confirmed. we wish her the best. >> always so sad when the kids see the regression and when they almost have to act like the parents. >> exactly. one of your favorite artists when you think of young talent. in terms of singing talent. who do you think of? justin bieber, right? >> yeah. i can't bring myself to say it. >> he can act and apparently pull off a nice british accent. take a listen. >> i have done a lot of things. yes. >> anything else?
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>> hope to win a grammy. maybe win a grammy, maybe do some movies. stuff like that. >> what movies would you do? >> i want to do -- i can't keep doing it. >> yes you can. we're almost done. >> do you think my english accent is good, my friend? >> i think you'd get away with it. >> if you walk in you might not know i am an englishman. >> cheerio. that's aussie -- but i'm going to keep talking like that. i have a terrible british accent. doing an interview with the british accent he performed at wembley stadium across the pond. yeah. annoying, right? >> that's fantastic. >> so talented. >> we're going to stories of people who have all their adult teeth. starting off now with david arquette, courtney cox, their relationship on the rocks a little bit. they do remain close. a step closer to divorce. he officially filed for divorce from courtney. he is 40, she is 47. announced their separation in october 2010. he cites irreconcilable differences. according to "people" magazine, asking for joint, legal physical
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custody of their daughter coco, who actually turns 8 today. got married in june 1999. and more wedding news here. apparently the divorce may not happen between kobe and vanessa. according to sources, tmz they're working on a full reconciliation. they filed for divorce back in december. but she had to wait six months under law there, six month mark actually this coming weekend. she could file as early as monday. but they're saying they're trying to work it out. one interesting tidbit in all this. if they decide to reconcile and get back together, he, he, kobe, would have to move in with her because during the divorce negotiations he signed over all three of his mansions to her. technically those are her cribs now. not his. so, funny how divorces work out. >> they were hers probably before he even had to sign them over. the woman owns everything, right? >> rightfully, wrongfully. >> condolences to ann rutherford, passed away, 94, classic movie "gone with the
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wind" one of the leading ladies. scarlett o'hara's sister, coreen. r.i.p. 6 >> gone but not forgotten. follow the wings.
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♪ ga-ga, ooh-la-la tried to get you a meat suit for this story, but it didn't happen. there is no shortage of super star, hit maker concerts to attend around the globe this summer. >> bieber was just in mexico. and dueling divas, madonna, lady gaga. taking shots at each other these days. abc's chris connolly is tracking the high-profile feuds. ♪ i was born this way >> reporter: they are two of the biggest pop stars in the world, lady gaga and madonna. ♪ so if you want to make him show you how ♪
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>> what the -- is a disco stick? >> i think you know! >> reporter: back when they shared the "saturday night live" stage, their one upswomanship was all in frisky fun. but now, why do the two top divas seem to be waging a worldwide cold war? when it comes to setting it off you might say madonna was born this way. ♪ express yourself >> reporter: in tel aviv, her may 31 concert, madonna uncorked a mashup of the two songs trying to show perhaps just who paid the cost to be the boss. ♪ i'm on the right track baby i was born this way ♪ ♪ express yourself >> reporter: then in the pacific theater from new zealand, gaga, seemed to chide madonna. >> it sometimes makes people feel about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them
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or maybe make mockery of their work. and, that doesn't make me feel good at all. >> reporter: even their body parts are vying for attention. in auckland, a wayward pole clubbed gaga in the cranium. that didn't stop her. overnight tweeting this picture of her injury. then in turkey, istanbul a slip it was not. madonna proudly baring her breast to the delight of fans on hand. afterwards, a lot on twitter. some observers calling it -- you don't say -- a stunt. hello? it's madonna, remember? ♪ a girl gone wild >> reporter: face it, anyone complaining about madonna choosing to expose herself on stage is the real boob. ♪ >> class, class, class, ladies. >> madonna has been showing her nipple since 1963.
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