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>> america's focus on childhood obesity has pushed another epidemic in to the shadows, anorexia. >> as many as 33,000 children between the ages of 8 and 15 suffer from eating disorders and hospitalizations and they have soared. abc's chief medical editor dr. richard better met one story bringing their story to life.
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>> reporter: reagan and grace are twins. until the age of 10 they were like two peas in a pod. suddenly reagan began to reject foods she used to love, exercising nonstop and complaining daily of a stomach ache. >> i took her to a medical doctor and he said she's a little on the thin side and needs to eat more. >> he didn't recognize how serious it was? >> no. >> reagan lost 30 pounds over a six-month period. dinnertime became a test of wills. >> we caught her hiding food, throwing food away. >> reporter: what's the longest time she sat at the table? >> i think 4 1/2 hours. >> reporter: reagan's mother became alarmed but no psychiatrist would see her until she was 11. >> i was in tears. i said my child won't be alive at 11 if she doesn't get help. >> reporter: anorexia, an eating disorder is a mental illness. we have seen how far it can go in adults but it surprises people, even doctors that it can affect children as young as 5
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and the warning signs can be chalked up to normal childhood behavior. picky eating, over exercising. in reagan's case, she was often jogging in circles inside of her bedroom and running four miles a day when she was supposed to be just walking the dog. >> what would you say to a kid who says to you, i have never heard of an eating disorder. what is an eating disorder? >> it is hard for someone to eat food and there's this like a voice inside of their head telling them not to. >> reporter: telling them not to eat food? >> yeah. >> reporter: how often are you thinking about it? >> a lot. >> reporter: a lot. is it getting easier? any easier for you, or still pretty hard? >> it is getting easier. >> reporter: reagan and her family are in family-based therapy which has a 50 to 60% recovery rate in the first year and they are very hopeful. if you think your child has a
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eating disorder, seek help and if you are not taken seriously push hard. it can make all of the difference. abc news, new york. >> it is incredible to think that children are afflicted by this, but it is increasing more and more. 72% in the last decade is the increase in the number of children admitted to hospitals with something like this. >> i wonder in a situation like that is it tied to adult-type things that result to that, like vanity and wanting to stay thin or just something that happens and has nothing to do with that? >> i don't know. i remember at that age thinking i could lose a couple of pounds. clearly i didn't have to lose it. it was all vanity and never went that far. >> my daughter who is only going to be 11 in a few weeks is definitely aware of the idea of looking trim to look good. >> i think there's a distinct difference in the people that understand it but don't go any further than just thinking about it and someone that runs four miles when they're supposed to be walking the dog. i think there's a difference. >> true. coming up, fashion forward.
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what designers are making with 3-d printers. amazing accessories on the cutting edge. ahead in our next half hour, another cutting-edge service, airbnb letting homeowners rent rooms to travelers now under legal challenge. we will tell you who wants to shut them down. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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printers to their arsenal and the result are pretty creative. >> it takes a solid object and slices it in to thousands of layer and the software puts it together and prints them. >> reporter: designer julian hakes printed these. >> like a photo copier. the print sits all night long. in the morning, instead of a piece of paper, you have this. 3-d printed objects are typically made of plastic and finished items can be worn alone or incorporated in to traditional clothing. last season victoria's secret used 3-d printers to make this snowflake inspired costume. one major benefit is they can handle the most intricate shapes and designs. >> i think of it as a tool to play with new materials and to play with a new approach to design. >> reporter: for designer hannah 3-d printers mean new frontiers for style. >> it's not just about fashion anymore. it's about industrial design. >> reporter: like designer
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dresses the technology can cost a pretty penny. despite this, 3-d printers could very well be the next industrial revolution. >> it's almost like the advent of the internet. no one knows where it will go but it will go somewhere exponentially. >> could getting dressed one day be as simple as opening a file and pushing print? >> it will be like where you can stand and load your favorite designer piece and have it with you. >> it is a glimpse of a fashionable future. tina trinh, abc news, new york. >> clearly the beginning stages. i don't think you are going to rock that thing, are you? but you it will go somewhere. >> really is. we were just saying what's going to happen next? am i going to be able to go in to a store front that has nothing but a printer inside and say i want this these shoes or xyz fashion things. >> you can get a code from a company and print it up with
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welcome in to "the mix," everybody. there is a new store in boise, idaho that is giving people stressed out by their jobs to break stuff literally. it opened up on tax day and essentially what it does, you you go in there and buy whatever electronic item you want, they give you everything from monitors to glass doors, equipment and you buy it and the guy who owns the place gives you a safe place and safety equipment to go in and have at it. you have as much time as you want. to destroy the stuff. >> it looks kind of fun. >> it looks fun. i love the pink hard hat. i like love the pink hard hat and they what have happy hour from 7:00 to 9:00, at a discounted price and their logo is you buy it you break it.
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>> nice. i like that. >> i want a sledge hammer not a hand hammer. >> we want to go big. huge. >> kind of gallagher the comedian has but steel. >> i want television cameras to break. >> that would be good. are you projecting? >> a little bit. >> teeny bit. this is a viral video. it's not a fun viral video. it's a scary one but it ends well. this is a man in the czech republic crossing the train tracks. watch what happens. it blew his shoe off. >> that's what you see flying across the screen. watch it again. he's okay. he's 77 years old. he's very lucky to be alive. walking across the tracks. he suffered a minor leg injury. no danger to his life. it doesn't get any closer than that. >> it literally hits his shoe. >> i wish i could see -- he's blurred there but i wish i could see his reaction. did he not see it coming. >> he is 77, maybe hearing, sight, i don't know but -- >> what could have gone wrong there.
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>> maybe his mind is going. whatever. he's okay but wow, that was close. >> changing topics drastically here. not talking about something that has come out in to the market that a lot of people will be happy about. >> really. >> they are lollipops. who doesn't like lollipops. they are beer-flavored lollipops. oh, yes. it is just a flavor. they don't have any alcohol in them. >> not sure what the point of that is. >> the beer flavors are ipa, lager and stout. so you can have any variation you would like and these are the same people -- it is called lollyphile.com. you can use the discounted code "beer break" and get them on a discount and you can get blue cheese and breast milk flavor. >> breast milk lollipop. >> if you're in the mood. there you have it. beer, breast milk, bleu cheese. >> i don't think i want any of those.
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good morning. on "world news now," legal bombshell. the supreme court's decision on race and college admissions. what's next for students and affirmative action nationwide? paying respects, the president's visit to the landslide zone in washington state. his support for rescue crews and before a major trip today. disappointing delivery. packages whipped out of a postman's vehicle and the postal service's reaction. face to face late show host present and future on the same stage. what david letterman and stephen colbert were talking about. that's in the "the skinny" on this wednesday, april 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. i'm having a hard time
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with that postal guy. >> good wednesday morning. we begin with that bombshell ruling with the supreme court on affirmative action >> it was a 6-2 vote that stirred up a passionate dissent from one of the justices. abc's ryan smith reports on the major decision and its widespread impact across the entire country. >> reporter: closely watching the supreme court, a high school junior from detroit hoping to attend the university of michigan next year. >> it is disgusting. i'm infuriated actually. it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: it's a major blow for supporters of affirmative action. the court ruling in a 6-2 decision said it is okay for michigan voters to decide that race should not be a factor in its public university admissions. >> decision by the united states supreme court victory for the constitution and the voters of michigan and the rule of law. >> justice anthony kennedy speaking for the court wrote, quote, this case is not about how the debate about racial preference should be resolved. it's about who may resolve it.
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but in a blistering dissent, justice sonia sotomayor, a princeton graduate and the first latino justice who called herself a product of affirmative action took the unusual step of reading her opinion from the bench. saying, quote race matters. race matters in part because of a long history of racial minorities being denied access to the political process. the numbers show in states that ban race-based admissions minority enrollment dropped. in michigan state when affirmative action was in place, 10% of new students were african-american. after the ban 5%. five other states have similar laws already in place. >> do you think that other states will follow michigan's lead? >> i think it opens the door. i don't know how many will walk through the door quite honestly. >> for students like marquis there's no giving up. >> i mean, it's my dream school. if i don't get accepted, i appeal. if i don't get in. i'm going to fight to get in.
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>> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. american paratroopers arriving in poland for a training exercise with more troops deployed to the region by monday. the pentagon making no secret this is in response to putin's relentless aggression in ukraine. tens of thousands of russian troops are stationed along ukraine's eastern border. >> nothing we have seen out of russia or their armed forces is deescalating the tensions. >> these exercises were conceived as a result of what's going on in ukraine. >> on the diplomatic front, the state department says secretary of state john kerry has urged russia to turn down its rhetoric and engage in diplomacy with ukraine. security concerns are mounting over the 15-year-old who claims to have stowed away on a flight from california to hawaii inside the wheel well of a jumbo jet. video surveillance shows the teen at what was supposed to be a highly secure area of the tarmac at the san jose airport climbing in to the wheel well. a california congressman is calling for a security audit of the nation's 450 airports. >> protect the terminal and
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employee entrances. however, 95% of an airport can be entered through its perimeter, its exterior fence. that's the largest part of the airport. >> the last federal audit of airport perimeters was done five years ago. the teenage stowaway is in a hawaiian hospital and will not face criminal charges. the president arrives in tokyo this morning. the first stop on a four nation asia-pacific visit. before leaving the u.s., mr. obama paid his respects to those who died in a washington state mudslide. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: visiting the devastated area, president obama paid tribute to the community -- human spirit of the community ravaged by last month's horrific mudslide. >> we have been inspired by the incredible way the community has come together. >> reporter: it was exactly one month ago when a torrent of mud came crashing through the tight-knit community of oso, washington. at least 41 people were killed in what was one of the worst
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mudslides in u.s. history. two names still remain on the list of missing people. viewing the destruction from the air, the president got a firsthand look at the vast waste land that remains. shredded homes, dusty family photos, a few pieces of clothing. all that's left after the hillside gave way. the recovery effort seems never ending. crews have spent weeks painstakingly combing through quicksand-like mud and toxic sludge. high piles of twisted debris and deep muck still remain. emerging from the tragedy has been moments of great triumph. rescuers saving this 4-year-old boy airlifting him to safety out of a sea of mud. >> the best part of being an american to watch communities when they suffer so much and yet they come together. >> reporter: the president also visited privately with the families of the victims and spent time personally thanking emergency responders and rescue workers who have given so much back to their community. john and diana. >> mary, thank you.
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a community on new york's long island was shaken up after a s.w.a.t. team stormed a house after a call about a hostage situation. it turned out to be an elaborate hoax. investigators say a 17-year-old boy was playing a video game when he was what's called swatted by his opponents. someone called police saying the boy killed his brother and mother and was holding hostages. they are trying to track down who made the call. >> former the high school football coach in ohio heads to jail on friday following his plea in connection to a rape case. matt belardine pled no contest to making a false statement to police and enabling underaged drinking after a party at his house in august 2012. two football players raped a 16-year-old girl. the judge scolded him asking if he was only sorry he got caught lying to police and she sentenced him to ten days in jail, one year probation, community service and a $10,000 fine. five former buffalo bills cheerleaders suing the team and the president and former owners.
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the women claim they were not paid for their time at the games and other mandatory appearances. they said they were subjected to degrading treatment including appearing in revealing clothing and physique evaluation and are seeking back pay and legal fees. outrage in lexington, kentucky over what one postal worker was caught doing. a homeowner's security camera recorded the carrier tossing the packages out the truck window on to the concrete driveway. one of them contained a $400 kindle fire. the homeowner terry smith said he was appalled the carrier couldn't be bothered to walk a couple of extra feet to the door. >> that's there to catch criminals, not postmen or lawn care guys. it's shocking. even if they don't ring the doorbell, walk the package up. you know, take four or five more steps to deliver a package. i don't see what the problem would be with that. >> smith says his local post office brushed off his
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complaint. the usps responding to media calls saying it is disappointed and is looking in to the matter. >> this makes your blood boil, right? >> oh, you have no idea. >> get out of the car, dude. >> this is what i think. this is my opinion. if he were in a true usps car where everyone around him knew what he was doing and what his job was, he wouldn't be doing this. i don't think he would be doing this. if he was in one of those little white trucks and everyone in the community that walks by were to see him and say is the postman really throwing the packages. since he is in an unmarked car he can do whatever he wants. nobody knows what he's up to. >> step out five steps. >> that makes me mad. >> his wife posted it on facebook and it's going viral. wow. >> there's a little sign on the door but not one of those big white, look at me i'm a postman kind of cars. >> what's the punishment for that? >> firing him or at least a stern talking to. >> i like the former. i also like -- well, i'm not going to say it. a punishment for everything.
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you cut the switch down and -- >> yes. that's right. i do remember that. >> let's look at the nation's weather. the eastern third of the nation will see drier conditions. a band of severe storms will march across the midwest bringing hail and damaging winds, possibly tornados. heavy rain for the pacific northwest and snow showers for parts of idaho, montana and wyoming. >> 50s in the northeast, 40s in the upper midwest. it's going to be warmer across the south with 70s and 80s. mild and spring like along the west coast. here's what might be the weirdest story of the day. the headline here, high school gets prom date from married nfl player. >> hmm, that's interesting. it started with a tweet want to tackle prom with me that was by a new jersey high school student to giants punter weatherford. after confirming she was serious weatherford said he would go with her. >> but he has a wife and kids and she has a boyfriend. the three are going to the prom together. weatherford says he hopes the whole thing will inspire people
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to do something without expecting anything in return. >> i don't think it is that weird. >> i don't think so either. >> he's a professional athlete. she's in high school. that makes it weird enough. this makes it officially unweird. >> i have a funny feeling this might be a secretive way of gifting her boyfriend with getting a cool one on one with his favorite athlete. >> you might be right on that. i bet they get a couple of football tickets out of that. sooner or later. >> and have the boyfriend ask him to the prom. that would have been really strange. the fact they are all going together. >> not in this day and age. >> all right. coming up, the man behind the hbo mega hit "the newsroom" apologizing to fans. details in "the skinny." and the animator of movie blockbusters "frozen" and pixar's "toy story" is sharing his success story. you are watching "world news now." ♪ you've got a friend in me ♪ you've got a friend in me >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by cascade complete. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by cascade complete.
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♪ our house in the middle of our -- ♪ >> airbnb, the web service that helps homeowners rent rooms to travelers is one of the hottest startups around and it's now valued at $10 billion, more than hyatt and wyndham. >> no surprise then the hotel industry in at least one state are pushing back. it is leaving homeowners and rentals in the middle. re beck ka jarvis explains. >> there's a battle brewing on your next vacation. on one side, big hotels, room
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prices skyrocketing, up nearly 20% in four years. the challenger, companies like airbnb that offers rentals at a fraction of the price are booming. 11 million guests are using it every year. these homeowners use airbnb to rent out the studio in their home. this is in philadelphia. for them it's a way to earn a little extra. >> it is a reliable and significant source of income for us. >> for travelers it's a new way to save a lot of money on your next trip. in new york city, a one-night stay in this one bed, one bath apartment starts at $200. no hotel amenities, of course, but it makes up for that in location. just steps away from the heart of times square. book a hotel room around here and you could pay as much as $700 a night. new york's attorney general facing off with airbnb in court alleging many of the rentals in new york city are illegal and costing the state tens of
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millions of dollars in unpaid sales taxes. airbnb said we are proud to stand up for our hosts who their homes and go against this overbroad government sponsored fishing expedition. a spokesperson tells abc news, these illegal facilities are impinging on available housing stock, lost revenue for the city and potential job losses for the tourism industry. whether airbnb is breaking the law or just the mold, the competition means for now consumers are winning. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> airbnb's rental services increased 600,000 listings in 33,000 cities and that is across 192 counties -- or country, excuse me. >> last year's revenue $250 million. it connects potential travelers with people who have a place for them to stay in you work for them part time. >> people stay at my house all the time.
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that's what i like to call it. >> it is not my home. just my office upstairs. cozy. >> rent that out. you have a fridge in there you think. >> i do. no, i don't but i have a couch and television. good enough for some people and right in the middle of new york city. >> and about the size of my apartment. i'll take it. coming up -- talk show talk. david letterman inviting his successor to the stage of "late night." >> and letterman's questions for our own robin roberts. that's coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny so s ♪ skinny so skinny >> all right. skinny time. we begin with robin roberts making an appearance on the other side of the clock, robin was on the david letterman show to promote her new book "everybody's got something." >> it details her book with a mds, a rare blood disorder. letterman asked robin how she's doing now. >> i can look at you and say i'm healthier and happier than i have ever been. >> of course robin was able to overcome the disorder thanks to a bone marrow transplant from her sister sallie. next month she gets an honorary degree from her alma mater. >> she looks awesome, doesn't she. >> as usual. >> as usual. dave had another high-profile guest last night. the man that will replace him next year. comedian stephen colbert paying a visit to "the late show" the first time they have been together in public sips the announcement two weeks ago. colbert said he is thrilled and
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honored to be taking over for letterman and letterman said he was pretty happy, too. >> they could have just as easily hired another boob like me. but they didn't. they hire a guy -- >> they hired a boob like me. >> no. >> every boob is like a snowflake, dave. we're all unique in our own way. >> he just looks happy and got a pep in his step, doesn't he. >> he should be. >> looks like he is ready for that. it's clear from the conversation, there is no date for when the hand over will take place. >> should be good. i hope so. aaron sorkin apologizing for the newsroom. he's the writer behind the west wing and "moneyball" and the social network. but now he says he wishes he could start the "newsroom" all over again. >> critics say the show preaches too much to journalist and often political. sorkin says he is only now beginning to figure out how to write this thing. the "newsroom" begins the third and final season on hbo this fall. next it is not an apology
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but exciting news from another film maker. >> stephen spielberg is generating buzz for fans of the cult classic, "goonies." it seems there may be a sequel in the making. does this make your toes tingle? >> a little bit. >> spielberg has come up with a storyline that catches up with the characters 30 years later. no word if the original film stars will appear, including josh brolin, corey feldman and sean astin. >> very cool. >> "people" revealing the 2014 most beautiful woman today. last year the magazine's choice of gwyneth paltrow caused a stir. the entire list of 100 women comes out on friday. >> but we want you to weigh in. who do you think should top the list and be on the cover for 2014? let us know on facebook at wnnfans.com. you have a favorite? >> i was thinking scarlett johansson. >> she's a beauty. i can see why. >> got a favorite? >> my favorite is always penelope cruz. >> how about diana perez, what do you think? >> hey.
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♪ you've got a friend in me you've got a friend in me ♪ >> we're about to meet the man behind some of the most creative projects in hollywood. he's a pioneer in computer animated films and a driving force behind the biggest, most popular movies of its kind. >> he's doing it by learning a thing or two about how to engineer creativity at the office. we're "up all nightline" with abc's david wright. >> reporter: ed catmull may not be a household name but you have seen his movies. he helped create the entire field of computer animation. you were a computer guy? >> yes. as a child my heros were walt disney and albert einstein. i wanted to be an animator but when i left high school i didn't know how to proceed. >> reporter: catmull found a job
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with george lucas who was looking for special effects for his "star wars" movie. >> he believed that technology was going to change the industry. no studios believed this at this time. >> reporter: in his new book "creativity inc." he describes lucas' management style as being yoda like. >> do or do not. there is no try. >> reporter: when disney bought pixar, he noticed the offices at disney were different, cubicles barren. >> you thought it was a disaster. you don't want to clean the cubicle. you want them to be personalized. >> the same was true of the movies disney was releasing at the time. animation, the core of the company had hit a slump. >> it seems like when you merged with them, they were very much like mr. incredible over there at the beginning of the movie. enormously powerful character whose best days were behind them. >> that's right. that was the feeling. they were demoralized. >> reporter: the first big hit,
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a reworking of "rapunzel." >> "tangled" was the biggest thing since "the lion king." now they had the confidence and earned the confidence of the marketing people and then we did "wreck it ralph" which was a big success and now "frozen" which now become the biggest animated film of all time. >> reporter: a new golden age of animation. an era ed catmull helped to create. walt disney 2.0. david wright for nightline in emeryville, california. >> they are on a role. >> whatever they're doing, they're doing right. i saw rapunzel. it was a hit from the start of it. to the finish. i was hooked. >> frozen was great. i saw it a few weeks ago on the rental with my daughter. it was great. got get out there and see frozen. >> we'll be right back. see ya. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. decades. abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here's the top headlines on "world news now." a california congressman is calling for a sweeping security audit of the nation's airports after the 15-year-old boy claims to have stowed away in the wheel well of a jumbo jet. new details on the investigation in just a moment. american soldiers are in poland this morning on a training exercise. it is meant to send a signal to russian president putin over the worsening crisis in ukraine. authorities in new york are trying to track down whoever phoned in a report of a hostage situation that triggered a s.w.a.t. team storming a house on long island. it turned out to be an elaborate hoax. outrage over the surveillance video catching a kentucky postal carrier carelessly tossing packages on to a concrete driveway. these are the top stories on this wednesday, april 23rd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. all right. good wednesday morning, everybody. you want to get your hands on that postal guy? >> i can't believe him. >> throwing packages on the concrete. >> i have an interesting theory. i think the reason he is doing that because he is in a somewhat unmarked car. no one around him knows what he is up to. >> whatever it is. >> very ir talt -- irritating. >> justice. >> i hope so, too. >> new information about the teenage boy that claims to have stowed away in the wheel well of a jumbo jet. >> it is raising new concerns about airport security and triggering fresh calls for a sweeping security audit in the nation's airports. david kerley has the latest. >> reporter: new details about the 15-year-old stowaway a high school junior, a son of a cab driver who started at his northern california school this year. >> he was a shy guy. he wasn't talkative. >> reporter: a quiet kid, who
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according to the fbi, ran away from home after a weekend fight with his family. after scaling an airport fence, randomly crawled in to a plane's wheel well. a hawaiian airlines 767. did he even know he would be at 38,000 feet with little oxygen and temperatures of at least 50 degrees below zero for more than five-plus hours? saved only by going in to a sort of hibernation. the concern, airport security. a camera caught the teen climbing in the wheel well. san jose officials didn't know they had him on tape until hawaiian officials called them and asked them to look. >> we're looking at what we need to do to improve so that the situation that happened on sunday does not occur again. >> reporter: we have seen perimeter security breaches before. take a look at this jeep driving down philly's runway, or this truck ramming a gate, a man running on the tarmac chased by police and a pilot trying to drive a jet off of the airport grounds. the country's 450 airports have to meet federal standards, but local officials are responsible
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for securing the perimeter. take san jose, more than 1,000 acres with six miles of six-foot high fence topped with barbed wire, patrols and cameras. an faa report two years ago on stowaways concluded that security is essential to deter these attempts. do we need to do more on our airports? >> i think we need an assessment and each airport operator should be charged with that responsibility. >> a congressman is calling for audit of the perimeter security of every airport in the country. as for the teen he's resting in a hospital in hawaii. david kerley, abc news, new york. >> well, a birthday hot air balloon ride turns in to a scare near san diego. the balloon missed the landing target and kept drifting until it came to rest in the middle of a bridge. eyewitnesses jumped though help until first responders arrived. the balloon managed to avoid a busy bridge nearby. no one was hurt.
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intense search for malaysia flight 370 turned up nothing. the robotic submarine searching the depths of the indian ocean has scoured 80% of the focused search area. still no signs of the missing jumbo jet. powerful sonar equipment maybe deployed next. an unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of the two ships sunk during world war ii. the hee difficult mission sonar images shows the two sunk in the english channel bay german torpedo attack days before the d-day invasion on april 28th, 1944. 749 americans lost their lives in that attack. at the pentagon defense secretary chuck hagel got a hands-on demonstration of the military's newest robotic technology. fred downs junior, a friend of hagel's lost an arm in the vietnam war. he demonstrated the latest in prosthetics. hagel described the technology as transformational. sherpa guides are making good on their threat to boycott mt. everest following the deadly avalanche.
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at least one american company cancelled this season's climb because of the tragedy. here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: in kathmandu, a somber farewell for more than a dozen fallen sherpas. ♪ >> reporter: the mt. everest guides declared a week of mourning after last friday's tragic avalanche that took the lives of 13 of their colleagues. just after 6:30 a.m. last friday, near what's called camp one at about 19,000 feet, a glacier gave way sending snow and ice careening down the mountain. >> the cloud was coming down. and yeah for a few seconds i thought this is going to take me out and my sherpa. >> reporter: adventurers have long relied on sherpas to help them scale the tallest peak. of course there is significant danger involved not just avalanches but falls and injuries from the heavy loads. this sherpa said their life is quite risky and not easy.
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>> without the sherpa community and the climbing sherpas to put in the route, ferry supplies, build and stock the camps and assist western climbers, most people wouldn't climb everest. >> reporter: now a potentially unprecedented walkout. they want a relief fund for the families of those killed or injured during climbs. they want more insurance money. nepal agreed to pay the families of the victims of last week's avalanche but the sherpas said it was not enough. every year hundreds of foreigners travel to nepal to scale mt. everest. it's not cheap. each climber pays between 50 and $100,000. john and diana, the sherpas see little of that. >> thank you. while mt. everest is high it's nothing like being on a space walk outside of the space station. two american astronauts go there today -- or are going outside of the station to fix a broke computer.
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the mission should take three hours and controllers will be monitoring for water in the suits, which is a complication in previous spacewalks. by a strong majority, the high pro pro file case involves a michigan ban on affirmative action in college admissions. justice sotomayor was one of the two judges that disagreed with the ruling and says it ignores the reality that racism still exists. new details about a bizarre kidnapping case we have been following in north carolina. 63-year-old frank jenson was taken from his home and captive five days. a newly released indictment reveals the original target was his daughter. she's a north carolina prosecutor. the alleged kidnappers had looked up the wrong address on the internet and arrived to find jenson home they took him captive instead. a man in miami is found guilty of murdering his wife days after their marriage. michel escoto was convicted of killing his wife back in 2002 just to collect her $1 million
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life insurance policy. he served as his own attorney until asking a court-appointed one to deliver his crossing argument. an appeal is likely. he will be sentenced in two weeks. a south carolina man blames a drug mix up after he found himself at the local wal-mart wearing nothing but black shoes. we mean nothing but black shoes. he said the last thing he remembers he was going to sleep at his sister's house and next thing he knew he was naked in his truck in the store parking lot. he decided to enter the store and that's when employees called the cops. >> i have had a problem with drugs in the past. i still like to do some ecstasy once in a while. i accidentally got methamphetamine instead. it really made me crazy. >> he apologizes for anyone who was offended by his birthday suit. he was first spotted in the health and beauty aisle and police escorted him from the electronics area. >> he told police he was shopping for clothes. >> that makes sense. >> he was only wearing shoes and kind of crazy.
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>> he spent the night in jail on a disorderly conduct charge. >> interesting story. all right. here's a look at the nation's weather. drier conditions for the eastern third of the nation. a band of severe storms will hit the midwest with hail, damaging winds and possibly tornados. heavy rain for the pacific northwest. snow showers for part of idaho, montana and wyoming. >> cooler today in the northeast, only in the 50s. 40s in the upper midwest. warmer across the south, 70s and 80s. mild and spring like across the west coast. long time coming at the zoo in richmond, virginia but worth the wait. >> say hello to the zoo's newest giraffe. the little baby boy was born yesterday afternoon. we use the term little rather lightly here. he is six feet tall, 175 pounds, a teeny tiny guy. >> six feet tall. they grow during that 15 months of pregnancy. she and her son will be kept in the shelter the next few days to allow time for bonding.
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>> they stand right up. >> right away. >> a few seconds. >> i wish that were the case for children as well. human children then i don't have to worry about carrying my kid around. >> that phase when they first start walking maybe worse. >> it little awkward. check this out. the mama has a history of not taking care of her previous calves. this is her fourth. she's not allowed to nurse. so far everything seems to be okay. got to watch out. >> the fourth time is the charm with her. >> hopefully. >> coming up, superstar singer nicki minaj opening up about a first for her career. also ahead, a trucker honored for something he hasn't done after 3 million miles on the road. and speak of hitting the road, our giz wiz is here to show us gadgets to enhance your next vacation. you are watching "world news now." ♪ vacation >> announcer: "world news now"
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gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. ♪ truckin' >> next truck driver with an extraordinary record, it's "our favorite story of the day." >> how many miles you have driven without getting a ticket or having a fender bender, whatever it is doesn't come close to the mileage an illinois trucker has driven. frank mathie reports. from our chicago station. >> tom started to work for con-way freight 30 years ago driving the night shift and here
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the 61-year-old chicagoan was honored for driving 3 million accident-free miles. they gave him a $2,000 check and other gifts, but the biggest surprise was a new truck with his name on it and he's the only one who can drive it. >> that's a nice deal there. i like it. first time i have had my name on the truck. >> reporter: tom takes us for a spin around the con-way parking lot, but this is good enough to find out how you can drive all of those miles and never have a bumper thumper. >> pay attention to what you are doing. get plenty of rest and always try to anticipate what the other guy's going to do. once you think you know it all, somebody else pulls another good one in front of you. >> reporter: he says he's had plenty of close calls over the years but no dents. now, however it is getting more dangerous than ever and you can guess why. >> you can bet your bottom dollar, they are down there texting or on their phone making calls. >> reporter: 100,000 miles a
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year, 400 to 600 miles a day. it all adds up to the 3 million mile man. frank mathie, abc 7 eyewitness news. >> i love his motto. his words not mine. both hands on the wheel and look out for -- he apologizes for the stereotype, men in minivans and women in suvs. wonder if you turn it around, men in minivans and women in suvs. watch out. i'm a woman in an suv. i don't know about this, frank. >> check this out. if you want to know -- >> oh! very large neck i have. >> what are you hauling in that 18-wheeler? >> a really big neck apparently. >> 3 million miles is the equivalent from driving from portland maine to portland, oregon 941 times. >> if you are a trucker you want to look a little macho. >> the giz wiz is coming up with cool gadgets when we come back. >> announcer: "world news now" news continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ it is time to plan a summer vacation and there's a new crop of gadgets to make traveling easier, more convenient and fun. who better to know what they are than our own giz wiz. dick bartolo. good morning. >> what do you got? >> fun stuff. your cell phone can be your gps and airline schedules but a lot of people use it for their cameras. this is the new samsung galaxy s-5. this now has a 16 mega pixel camera. >> 16 my goodness. >> it can shoot 1080-p video. it can shoot 4-k video. >> what is 4-k video? >> it is four times the resolution of 1080-p. this is a shot i took right out of the box and there's a little
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video that you can do with the camera. this is water resistant so you don't have to worry if you are washing your hands or walking in a shower. but if you really want to go nutty, you can get the travelon waterproof pouch. you unwind this guy. open this up. then you stick your phone it in it then you roll it down again and seal it. >> will it take pictures through that plastic? >> yes, it will. >> perfect. you can take it on vacation. don't answer calls down there. you will drown. >> it is like $13. >> love it. >> john, this is really fun. you want something to take along to recharge your gadgets. this guy has a flash light in it and it has a flasher in it. it has the official sos signal in it. this is where you plug in your usb gadgets. but, if you are on a lonely road
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and your battery is dead, believe it or not. >> you are talking about your car battery. >> your car battery. >> that's crazy. >> jumper cables plug in to the side. it is 7500 milliampere and it you can jump-start your car up to three times and that this will retain its power for up to a year. $130. under $130. it is coming in may. >> it will jump your car three times. >> yes. >> this is neat. this is charger leash. a lot of people leave their chargers in the hotel. with charger leash, what happens is, you go in the hotel and leave in the morning and unplug your phone. but now you hear that alarm. it says, you took your phone. you left your cable. not until you unplug the cable from the wall will that alarm stop. >> they are about $23 and up depending on what device you want to charge. this is fun.
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also from travelon. their packable backpacks. throw that in your suitcase. when you get to your destination, you want to go on a day trip. now you actually pull everything out of the pocket and now you have -- >> turns into a big backpack. >> a backpack. >> with three pockets. places for your water bottles. and the thing that it was traveling in. >> and it stays connected. >> is connected and that folds in and that's another pocket. >> you always have the coolest things. something else real quick. >> yeah. this is the safety wallet, anti-theft. there's a cable in there so no one can cut it. a compartment in there is a little lock that they can't pull it up. also anything with a chip in it. you put in here. >> like your credit card. >> and your passport has a chip. this has an rfid blocker. >> good to know. fantastic. thank you, dick. you will find more details on these gadgets on dick's website or wnnfans.com. we will be right back with more "world news now." will be right back with more
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♪ >> finally this half hour a whole new nicki minaj. the singer who's headlined big concerts is now appearing on the big screen. >> her appearance in "the other woman" marks a major opportunity for her in many ways. abc's nick watt has the story. >> he's got a wife, okay. he's married. >> you don't think you can take her? >> there it is, nicki minaj's big screen debut as lydia, the assistant to cameron diaz. >> i think you need someone with something that will keep him busy. >> not a wife. >> a woman caught in a mess with a married man. >> lydia's advice seems to be
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that it doesn't matter if he is married. do you subscribe to that? >> no, marriage is sacred. >> if you were caught in a situation a guy playing three women, how would you play it? >> if he wasn't married, i may play the game. i mietd might enjoy that game. but if he was married you would have to go. >> nicki minaj has performed in front of fans. she's a pro. >> so first day on set, were you bursting with confidence? >> no. i was so nervous. i felt a lot of pressure because i'm sitting this close to cameron diaz and i know if i don't get my lines right she has to do her lines over. that pressure was scary. >> you strike me as a very confident, experienced performer. >> just as a girl, too, if you are on camera you have to worry about so many other things, the angle of your body, the face. >> how much of lydia is you or were you actually acting? >> none of lydia is me.
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>> success has instilled a little confidence. >> you have been described as the most influential female rapper of all time. >> yeah. >> do you like that? >> yes. i love it. >> reporter: with acting there are no such lofty goals. not yet. >> i'm not starring in a movie. i'm taking baby steps and i'm going to keep taking baby steps. >> reporter: you enjoyed it? >> i did. >> reporter: you want to do it again. >> i absolutely will do it again. >> this is really, really big. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, hollywood. >> must be intimidating being with professional actors when it's your first go around. >> you should know. look at you. >> we look good together, huh? >> is that -- >> that is high school prom. >> that's when you graced the cover of "gq." >> just that one time. that was the last time i graced the cover of "gq." >> you have graced it so many times how could i have forgotten "gq." >> you have graced it so many times how could i have forgotten?
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this morning on "world news now," military might. american forces take action as international pressure on russia heightens. the u.s. troop movements today and what's at stake. cashing in on outrage with the irs. employees with late taxes due are rewarded with bonuses. >> so many stupid things go on in our country. >> the bombshell report and response from the top. futuristic fashions. you can point, click and wear. amazing designs from 3-d printers. >> it's not just about fashion anymore. it is about architecture and industrial design. >> the high-tech design world developing what could be the itunes for fashion accessories. it is wednesday, april 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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>> good wednesday morning, everyone. we begin with the message the u.s. is sending president putin and our allies in the region. >> american troops are arriving in poland to begin exercises. with several hundred more in place in the baltic region by monday. abc's martha raddatz sets the scene. >> reporter: with tensions rising and the death toll as well, the most blatant show of u.s. force since the crisis began. 600 american soldiers will immediately begin to deploy to poland, lithuania, latvia and estonia to conduct boots on the ground infantry exercises in support of those nato allies. a strong message to putin. >> nothing we have seen out of russia or their armed forces is deescalating the tension. >> these exercises were conceived as a result of what's going on in ukraine. >> reporter: at the same time, the warship "uss taylor" will move in to the black sea to replace the destroyer, "uss donald cook."
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this as putin keeps tens of thousands of his troops along ukraine's eastern border. also raising fears that the swift takeover of crimea may embolden putin to move in to other nations with large enclaves of ethnic russians but ukrainian officials say as many as 100 russian special forces have already crossed into southeastern ukraine organizing the hostile takeover of government buildings and paying cash to stir up pro russian supporters. all of this prompting vice president biden, who was in ukraine, to warn putin to get his troops and supporters out of those buildings. >> we need to see these concrete steps, we need to see them without delay. >> if that does not happen, vice president biden said the u.s. will make sure there's a greater cost to russia. meaning more sanctions and greater isolation. martha raddatz, abc news, washington.
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it's already been one full week since the south korean ferry full of students capsized. investigators this morning just updated the death toll. it is now more than 150. the bodies have been mostly found the third and fourth floors of the ferry where many passengers seemed to have gathered. many students were in cabins on the fourth floor near the stern of the ship. president obama arrives in tokyo this morning. the first stop on an asian visit. earlier the president offered support for those affected by last month's deadly mudslide in washington state. at least 41 people were killed, two people are still listed as missing. president obama says the families he met showed incredible strength and grace. >> we're learning more details about the teen anyone boy who claims to have stowed away in the wheel well of a jumbo jet. we are hearing from his classmates and neighbors. from his northern california town. kgo's david louie has the latest. >> the story of the stowaway is the talk of santa clara high school where the classmate confirms the 15-year-old is a student there who enrolled only a few months ago. >> he was kind of shy.
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he didn't speak that much, but we were all surprised at what happened. we didn't really think it was him. we are happy to know he's all right. >> reporter: we have learned the santa clara teenager spent six hours on the ground after breaching security by climbing over a fence. airport officials acknowledge there's a video of a person lurking around the hawaiian airliner early easter morning but did not see the video until after the teen reached hawaii. the maui airport manager said he talked to the stowaway learning he was angry about an argument he had with his father and step mother and wanted to see his mother who he had not seen since he was 2 years old. the teenager seen here with an ambulance crew on sunday was wearing a hoodie, heavy jeans and jogging shoes. others say his miraculous survival is the talk of the school. >> basically we are talking about how he did it. what it was like going through
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and what was he thinking. that's pretty crazy. >> reporter: the stowaway's family has been in seclusion at their home where they keep to themselves after moving here a few months ago. the teenager is resting in a hospital in hawaii. no word when he will return to the mainland. in santa clara, david louie, abc news. >> a congressman in california wants all 450 airports around the country to be re-evaluated for safety measures. it kind of makes sense. last time this happened was five years ago. >> hard to argue with this, scaling a fence. >> a fence that surrounds an airport that is enormous, by the way and the fact he was able to do it. the problem is -- we have it in our -- here the inside is responsible. the federal government is responsible for the inside of the airport but the local government that is around the perimeter. there's holes in the perimeter and obviously he got through one of them. >> i think an audit is a good idea. >> i think you are right.
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moving on to this now. jetblue airways is getting the first union. the pilots voted to join the airline pilots association after voting against unionizing twice before. almost 3/4 of the 200 pilots voted in favor this time. jetblue had been the only major u.s. airline without unionized workers. customers probably won't notice a difference. the american middle class no longer the world's richest middle class. analysts from the "new york times" says canada's mid class is richer. 20% between 2000 and 2010. economists say canada's housing boom and education system is giving the middle class a boost. it's the first time in 35 years the u.s. has not ranked number one on the list. new outrage at the irs this morning after a report revealed employees at the irs were paid bonuses, even though they owed back taxes. abc's jeff zeleny has the details. >> reporter: if you don't pay your taxes, the irs will come after you. unless, you happen to work at the irs. a new watchdog report reveals
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the internal revenue service handed out more than $1 million in bonuses to employees who were delinquent on their federal taxes. >> certainly some egregious tax working at the irs shouldn't get a performance award. >> sounds like common sense. >> i would agree. >> reporter: the report finds more than 1,000 irs workers who didn't pay their taxes received not only cash bonuses but extra time off to the tune of 10,582 hours, valued at $250,000. 69 employees even got raises. all funded with the taxes you pay. if you are outraged, you are not alone. >> i am absolutely appalled. >> so many stupid things go on in our country anymore. >> reporter: this report is shining a new light on the staggering amount of bonuses received by so many employees here at the irs. >> reporter: in 2012, the agency doled out $86 million in cash.
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the irs acknowledges there's work to be done saying we strive to protect the integrity of the tax system, and we recognize the need for proper personnel policies. the inspector general offered this suggestion -- no bonuses for employees who don't pay their taxes. jeff zeleny, abc news, washington. >> a birthday hot air balloon ride turned in to the adventure near san diego. the balloon missed the target and kept drifting until it came to rest in the middle of a bridge. eyewitnesses jumped in to help until the police and fire department showed up. the balloon managed to avoid a busy bridge nearby and no one was hurt. >> a couple of students at syracuse university are attempting to fight smartphone addiction with a new app called talk. once it's downloaded, you create a profile that links to facebook and twitter. you then create a game and the object of which is pretty simple. >> you create a game and you initiate a time and you select your location you are at and it blasts your social media outlets and do a time limit and see how long you can last without being
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on your phone. young professionals that are constantly stuck on our screens. >> the whole idea started as a class project but students realized it may help people stop living in the virtual world and start living in the real world. tock will be available for download in the apple store this summer. >> sounds interesting. >> indeed. some baseball history last night made in our nation's capitol. it came down to albert pujols right here of the los angeles angels. >> not only did he hit the 499th home run of his career, he followed that by becoming the 26th player in major league history to hit 500 homers. pujols is the first to hit number 499 and 500 in the same game. >> he's the third youngest to get to 500. only alex rodriguez and jimmie foxx were younger. congratulations to him. he's a great player. >> a lot of talk about steroids in baseball. here's an interesting statistic. there are 26 major leaguers in the 500 homer club, but 11 of
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them reached the 500 mark in the last 15 years. >> those ones like from the last decade a lot of those are believed to be asterisk ones. but not albert pujols. never heard his name associated with that at all. >> that's not what i was saying. just pointing out an interesting fact. >> absolutely. hopefully he's reversing the trend and going back to the way it used to be done with skill. coming up, lollipops that taste like beer. it is booze-flavored candy to go in the mix. point, click and print. a cutting-edge fashion. the wearable wave of the future. you are watching "world news now." ♪ fashion ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by nasacort. ght to you by nasacort.
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>> america's focus on childhood obesity has pushed another epidemic in to the shadows, anorexia. >> as many as 33,000 children between the ages of 8 and 15 suffer from eating disorders and hospitalizations and they have soared. abc's chief medical editor dr. richard betser met one family
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bringing their story to life. >> reporter: reagan and grace are twins. until the age of 10 they were like two peas in a pod. suddenly reagan began to reject foods she used to love, exercising nonstop and complaining daily of a stomach ache. >> i took her to a medical doctor and he said she's a little on the thin side and she needs to eat more. >> he didn't recognize how serious it was? >> no. >> reagan lost 30 pounds over a six-month period. dinnertime became a test of wills. >> we caught her hiding food, throwing food away. >> reporter: what's the longest time she sat at the table? >> i think 4 1/2 hours. >> reporter: reagan's mother became alarmed but no psychiatrist would see her until she was 11. >> i was in tears. i said my child won't be alive at 11 if she doesn't get help. >> reporter: she started calling eating disorder treatment centers. they admitted reagan immediately. anorexia. an eating disorder is a mental illness. we have seen how far it can go in adults but it surprises people, even doctors that it can affect children as young as 5
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and the warning signs can be chalked up to normal childhood behavior. picky eating, over exercising. in reagan's case, she was often jogging in circles inside of her bedroom and running four miles a day when she was supposed to be just walking the dog. >> what would you say to a kid who says to you, i have never heard of an eating disorder. what is an eating disorder? >> it is hard for someone to eat food and there's this like a voice inside of their head telling them not to. >> reporter: telling them not to eat food? >> yeah. >> reporter: how often are you thinking about it? >> a lot. >> reporter: a lot. is it getting easier? any easier for you, or still pretty hard? >> it is getting easier. >> reporter: reagan and her family are in family-based therapy which has a 50 to 60% recovery rate in the first year and they are very hopeful. if you think your child has a
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eating disorder, seek help and if you are not taken seriously push hard. it can make all of the difference. abc news, new york. >> it is incredible to think that children are afflicted by this, but it is increasing more and more. 72% in the last decade is the increase in the number of children admitted to hospitals with something like this. >> i wonder in a situation like that is it tied to adult-type things that result to that, like vanity and wanting to stay thin or just something that happens and has nothing to do with that? >> i don't know. i remember at that age thinking i could lose a couple of pounds. clearly i didn't have to lose it. it was all vanity and never went that far. >> my daughter who is only going to be 11 in a few weeks is definitely aware of the idea of looking trim to look good. >> i think there's a distinct difference in the people that understand it but don't go any further than just thinking about it and someone that runs four miles when they're supposed to be walking the dog. i think there's a difference. >> true. coming up, fashion forward. what designers are making with 3-d printers.
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♪ ♪ fashion ♪ ♪ fashion >> 3-d printer promise to revolutionize the way things are made from the simplest objects to custom made body parts. >> fashion designers are using them to create looks we have never seen before. abc's tina trinh takes a look. >> reporter: needle and thread are quintessential for any fashion designer, but some tech savvy ones are adding 3-d printers to their arsenal and the result are pretty creative.
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what happens when you combine fashion with 3-did printers? >> it takes a solid object and slices it in to thousands of layer and the software puts it together and prints them. >> reporter: designer julian hakes printed these. >> like a photo copier. the print sits all night long. in the morning, instead of a sheet of paper, you have a 3-d shape. 3-d printed objects are typically made of plastic and finished items can be worn alone or incorporated in to traditional clothing. last season victoria's secret used 3-d printers to make this snowflake inspired costume. one major benefit is they can handle the most intricate shapes and designs. >> i think of it as a tool to play with new materials and to play with a new approach to design. >> reporter: for designer hannah 3-d printers mean new frontiers for style. >> it's not just about fashion anymore. it's about architecture and
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industrial design. >> reporter: like designer dresses the technology can cost a pretty penny. despite this, 3-d printers could very well be the next industrial revolution. >> it's almost like the advent of the internet. no one knows where it will go but it will go somewhere exponentially. >> could getting dressed one day be as simple as opening a file and pushing print? >> it will be like where you can download your favorite designer piece and have it with you. >> it is a glimpse of a fashionable future. tina trinh, abc news, new york. >> clearly the beginning stages. i don't think you are going to rock that thing, are you? but you it will go somewhere. >> really is. we were just saying what's going to happen next? am i going to be able to go in to a store front that has nothing but a printer inside and say i want this these shoes or xyz fashion things. >> you can get a code from a company and print it up with their specs. >> going to revolutionize fashion.
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welcome in to "the mix," everybody. there is a new store in boise, idaho that is giving people stressed out by their jobs to break stuff literally. it opened up on tax day and essentially what it does, you go in there, you buy whatever electronic item you want, they give you everything from computer monitors to glass doors, dishes, musical equipment. you buy it and then the guy who owns the place gives you a safe place and safety equipment to go in and have at it. you have as much time as you want. to destroy the stuff. >> it looks kind of fun. >> it looks fun. i love the pink hard hat. they have happy hour from 7:00 to 9:00, at a discounted price and their logo is you buy it you break it.
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>> nice. i like that. >> i want a sledge hammer not a hand hammer. >> we want to go big. right? we want something huge. >> kind of gallagher the comedian has but steel. >> exactly. >> i want television cameras to break. >> that would be good. are you projecting? >> a little bit. >> teeny bit. this is a viral video. it's not a fun viral video. it's a scary one but it ends well. this is a man in the czech republic crossing the train tracks. watch what happens. it blew his shoe off. >> that's what you see flying across the screen. watch it again. he's okay. he's 77 years old. he's very lucky to be alive. walking across the tracks. he suffered a minor leg injury. no danger to his life. it doesn't get any closer than that. >> it literally hits his shoe. >> i wish i could see -- he's blurred there but i wish i could see his reaction. did he not see it coming. >> he is 77, maybe hearing, sight, i don't know but -- >> what could have gone wrong
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there. >> maybe his mind is going. whatever. he's okay but wow, that was close. >> changing topics drastically here. not talking about something that has come out in to the market that a lot of people will be happy about. >> really. >> they are lollipops. who doesn't like lollipops. they are beer-flavored lollipops. oh, yes. it is just a flavor. they don't have any alcohol in them. >> not sure what the point of that is. >> the beer flavors are ipa, lager and stout. so you can have any variation you would like and these are the same people -- it is called lollyphile.com. you can use the discounted code "beer break" and get them on a discount and you can get bleu cheese and breast milk flavor. >> breast milk lollipop. >> if you're in the mood. there you have it. beer, breast milk, bleu cheese. >> i don't think i want any of those. bleu cheese lollipop. which are you going for?
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good morning. on "world news now," legal bombshell. the supreme court's decision on race and college admissions. what's next for students and affirmative action nationwide? paying respects, the president's visit to the landslide zone in washington state. his support for rescue crews and before a major trip today. disappointing delivery. packages whipped out of a postman's vehicle and the postal service's reaction. face to face late show host present and future on the same stage. what david letterman and stephen colbert were talking about. that's in the "the skinny" on this wednesday, april 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. i'm having a hard time with that postal guy.
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makes me angry. >> good wednesday morning. we begin with that bombshell ruling with the supreme court on affirmative action. >> it was a 6-2 vote that stirred up a passionate dissent from one of the justices. abc's ryan smith reports on the major decision and its widespread impact across the entire country. >> reporter: closely watching the supreme court, a high school junior from detroit hoping to attend the university of michigan next year. >> i think it's disgusting. i'm infuriated actually. it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: it's a major blow for supporters of affirmative action. the court ruling in a 6-2 decision said it is okay for michigan voters to decide that race should not be a factor in its public university admissions. >> decision by the united states supreme court victory for the constitution and the voters of michigan and the rule of law. >> justice anthony kennedy speaking for the court wrote, quote, this case is not about how the debate about racial preference should be resolved. it's about who may resolve it.
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but in a blistering dissent, justice sonia sotomayor, a princeton graduate and the first latino justice who called herself a product of affirmative action took the unusual step of reading her opinion from the bench. saying, quote race matters. race matters in part because of a long history of racial minorities being denied access to the political process. the numbers show in states that ban race-based admissions minority enrollment dropped. in michigan state when affirmative action was in place, 10% of new students were african-american. after the ban 5%. five other states have similar laws already in place. >> do you think that other states will follow michigan's lead? >> i think it opens the door. i don't know how many will walk through the door quite honestly. >> for students like marquis there's no giving up. >> i mean, it's my dream school. if i don't get accepted, i appeal. if i don't get in. i'm going to fight to get in. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc
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news, new york. american paratroopers arriving in poland for a training exercise with more troops deployed to the region by monday. the pentagon making no secret this is in response to putin's relentless aggression in ukraine. tens of thousands of russian troops are stationed along ukraine's eastern border. >> nothing we have seen out of russia or their armed forces is deescalating the tensions. >> these exercises were conceived as a result of what's going on in ukraine. >> on the diplomatic front, the state department says secretary of state john kerry has urged russia to turn down its rhetoric and engage in diplomacy with ukraine. security concerns are mounting over the 15-year-old who claims to have stowed away on a flight from california to hawaii inside the wheel well of a jumbo jet. video surveillance shows the teen at what was supposed to be a highly secure area of the tarmac at the san jose airport climbing in to the wheel well. a california congressman is calling for a security audit of the nation's 450 airports. >> protect the terminal and employee entrances.
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however, 95% of an airport can be entered through its perimeter, its exterior fence. that's the largest part of the airport. >> the last federal audit of airport perimeters was done five years ago. the teenage stowaway is in a hawaiian hospital and will not face criminal charges. the president arrives in tokyo this morning. the first stop on a four nation asia-pacific visit. before leaving the u.s., mr. obama paid his respects to those who died in a washington state mudslide. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: visiting the devastated area, president obama paid tribute to the human spirit of the community ravaged by last month's horrific mudslide. >> we have been inspired by the incredible way the community has come together. >> reporter: it was exactly one month ago when a torrent of mud came crashing through the tight-knit community of oso, washington. at least 41 people were killed in what was one of the worst mudslides in u.s. history.
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two names still remain on the list of missing people. viewing the destruction from the air, the president got a firsthand look at the vast waste land that remains. shredded homes, dusty family photos, a few pieces of clothing. all that's left after the hillside gave way. the recovery effort seems never ending. crews have spent weeks painstakingly combing through quicksand-like mud and toxic sludge. high piles of twisted debris and deep muck still remain. emerging from the tragedy has been moments of great triumph. rescuers saving this 4-year-old boy airlifting him to safety out of a sea of mud. >> the best part of being an american to watch communities when they suffer so much and yet they come together. >> reporter: the president also visited privately with the families of the victims and spent time personally thanking emergency responders and rescue workers who have given so much back to their community. john and diana. >> mary, thank you.
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a community on new york's long island was shaken up after a s.w.a.t. team stormed a house after a call about a hostage situation. it turned out to be an elaborate hoax. investigators say a 17-year-old boy was playing a video game when he was what's called swatted by his opponents. someone called police saying the boy killed his brother and mother and was holding hostages. they are trying to track down who made the call. >> former the high school football coach in ohio heads to jail on friday following his plea in connection to a rape case. matt belardine pled no contest to making a false statement to police and enabling underaged drinking after a party at his house in august 2012. two football players raped a 16-year-old girl. the judge scolded him asking if he was only sorry he got caught lying to police and she sentenced him to ten days in jail, one year probation, community service and a $10,000 fine. five former buffalo bills cheerleaders suing the team and the president and former owners. the women claim they were not
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paid for their time at the games and other mandatory appearances. they said they were subjected to degrading treatment including appearing in revealing clothing and physique evaluation and are seeking back pay and legal fees. outrage in lexington, kentucky over what one postal worker was caught doing. a homeowner's security camera recorded the carrier tossing the packages out the truck window on to the concrete driveway. one of them contained a $400 kindle fire. the homeowner terry smith said he was appalled the carrier couldn't be bothered to walk a couple of extra feet to the door. >> that's there to catch criminals, not postmen or lawn care guys. it's shocking. even if they don't ring the doorbell, walk the package up. you know, take four or five more steps to deliver a package. i don't see what the problem would be with that.
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>> smith says his local post office brushed off his complaint. the usps responding to media calls saying it is disappointed and is looking in to the matter. >> this makes your blood boil, right? >> oh, you have no idea. >> get out of the car, dude. >> this is what i think. this is my opinion. if he were in a true usps car where everyone around him knew what he was doing and what his job was, he wouldn't be doing this. i don't think he would be doing this. if he was in one of those little white trucks and everyone in the community that walks by were to see him and say is the postman really throwing the packages. since he is in an unmarked car he can do whatever he wants. nobody knows what he's up to. >> step out five steps. >> that makes me mad. >> his wife posted it on facebook and it's going viral. wow. >> there's a little sign on the door but not one of those big white, look at me i'm a postman kind of cars. >> what's the punishment for that? >> firing him or at least a stern talking to. >> i like the former. i also like -- well, i'm not going to say it.
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a punishment for everything. you cut the switch down and -- >> yes. that's right. i do remember that. >> let's look at the nation's weather. the eastern third of the nation will see drier conditions. a band of severe storms will march across the midwest bringing hail and damaging winds, possibly tornados. heavy rain for the pacific northwest and snow showers for parts of idaho, montana and wyoming. >> 50s in the northeast, 40s in the upper midwest. it's going to be warmer across the south with 70s and 80s. mild and spring like along the west coast. here's what might be the weirdest story of the day. the headline here, high school gets prom date from married nfl player. >> hmm, that's interesting. it started with a tweet want to tackle prom with me that was by a new jersey high school student to giants punter weatherford. after confirming she was serious weatherford said he would go with her. weatherford has a wife and kids and delbert has a boyfriend. the three are going to the prom together. weatherford says he hopes the
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whole thing will inspire people to do something without expecting anything in return. >> i don't think it is that weird. >> i don't think so either. >> he's a professional athlete. she's in high school. that would be weird enough. this makes it officially unweird. >> i have a funny feeling this might be a secretive way of gifting her boyfriend with getting a cool one on one with his favorite athlete. >> you might be right on that. i bet they get a couple of football tickets out of that. sooner or later. >> and have the boyfriend ask him to the prom. that would have been really strange. the fact they are all going together. >> not in this day and age. >> all right. coming up, the man behind the hbo mega hit "the newsroom" apologizing to fans. details in "the skinny." and the animator of movie blockbusters "frozen" and pixar's "toy story" is sharing his success story. you are watching "world news now." ♪ you've got a friend in me ♪ you've got a friend in me >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by cascade complete. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by cascade complete.
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♪ our house in the middle of ♪ our house in the middle of our -- ♪ >> airbnb, the web service that helps homeowners rent rooms to travelers is one of the hottest startups around and it's now valued at $10 billion, more than big hotel chains, including hyatt and wyndham. >> no surprise then the hotel industry in at least one state are pushing back. it is leaving homeowners and renters in the middle. rebecca jarvis explains. >> there's a battle brewing on your next vacation. on one side, big hotels, room prices skyrocketing, up nearly 20% in four years.
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the challenger, companies like airbnb that offers rentals at a fraction of the price are booming. 11 million guests are using it every year. these homeowners use airbnb to rent out the studio in their philadelphia home. for them it's a way to earn a little extra. >> it is a reliable and significant source of income for us. >> for travelers it's a new way to save a lot of money on your next trip. in new york city, a one-night stay in this one bed, one bath apartment starts at $200. no hotel amenities, of course, but it makes up for that in location. just steps away from the heart of times square. book a hotel room around here and you could pay as much as $700 a night. new york's attorney general facing off with airbnb in court alleging many of the rentals in new york city are illegal and costing the state tens of millions of dollars in unpaid
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sales taxes. airbnb said we are proud to stand up for our hosts who share homes and go against this overbroad government sponsored fishing expedition. a spokesperson tells abc news, these illegal facilities are impinging on available housing stock, lost revenue for the city and potential job losses for the tourism industry. whether airbnb is breaking the law or just the mold, the competition means for now consumers are winning. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> airbnb's rental services increased 600,000 listings in 33,000 cities and that is across 192 counties -- or country, excuse me. >> last year's revenue $250 million. tall does is connects potential travelers with people who have a place for them to stay in you work for them part time. >> people stay at my house all the time. that's what i like to call it. >> it is not my home. just my office upstairs.
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cozy. >> rent that out. you have a fridge in there you think. >> i do. no, i don't but i have a couch and television. good enough for some people and right in the middle of new york city. >> and about the size of my apartment. i'll take it. coming up -- talk show talk. david letterman inviting his successor to the stage of "late night." >> and letterman's questions for our own robin roberts. that's coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right. skinny time. we begin with robin roberts making an appearance on the other side of the clock, robin was on the david letterman show to promote her new book "everybody's got something." it -- >> it details her book with a mds, a rare blood disorder. letterman asked robin how she's doing now. >> i can look at you and say i'm healthier and happier than i have ever been. >> of course robin was able to overcome the blood disorder thanks to a bone marrow transplant from her sister sallie. next month she gets an honorary degree from her alma mater. >> she looks awesome, doesn't she. >> as usual. >> as usual. dave had another high-profile guest last night. the man that will replace him next year. comedian stephen colbert paying a visit to "the late show" the first time they have been together in public sips the -- since the announcement two weeks ago. colbert said he is thrilled and
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honored to be taking over for letterman and letterman said he was pretty happy, too. >> they could have just as easily hired another boob like me. but they didn't. they hire a guy -- >> they hired a boob like me. >> no. >> every boob is like a snowflake, dave. we're all unique in our own way. >> he just looks happy and got a pep in his step, doesn't he. >> he should be. >> looks like he is ready for that. it's clear from the conversation, there is no date for when the hand over will take place. >> should be good. i hope so. aaron sorkin apologizing for the newsroom. he's the writer behind the west wing and "moneyball" and the social network. but now he says he wishes he could start the "newsroom" all over again. >> critics say the show preaches too much to journalists and is often political. sorkin says he is only now beginning to figure out how to write this thing. the "newsroom" begins the third and final season on hbo this fall. next it is not an apology but exciting news from another
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film maker. >> stephen spielberg is generating buzz for fans of the 1985 cult classic, "goonies." it seems there may be a sequel in the making. does this make your toes tingle? >> a little bit. >> spielberg has come up with a storyline that catches up with the characters 30 years later. no word if the original film stars will appear, including josh brolin, corey feldman and sean astin. >> very cool. >> "people" revealing the 2014 most beautiful woman today. last year the magazine's choice of gwyneth paltrow caused a stir. the entire list of 100 women comes out on friday. >> but we want you to weigh in. who do you think should top the list and be on the cover for 2014? let us know on facebook at wnnfans.com. you have a favorite? >> i was thinking scarlett johansson. >> she's a beauty. i can see why. total beauty. >> got a favorite? >> my favorite is always penelope cruz. >> how about diana perez, what do you think? >> hey. you could pick anybody.
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♪ you've gofriend ♪ you've got a friend in me you've got a friend in me ♪ >> we're about to meet the man behind some of the most creative projects in hollywood. he's a pioneer in computer animated films and a driving force behind the biggest, most popular movies of its kind. >> he's doing it by learning a thing or two about how to engineer creativity at the office. we're "up all nightline" with abc's david wright. >> reporter: ed catmull may not be a household name but you have seen his movies. he helped create the entire field of computer animation. you were a computer guy? >> yes. as a child my heros were walt disney and albert einstein. i wanted to be an animator but when i left high school i didn't know how to proceed.
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there's no schools for it. >> reporter: catmull found a job with george lucas who was looking for special effects for his "star wars" movie. >> he believed that technology was going to change the industry. no studios believed this at this time. >> reporter: in his new book "creativity inc." he describes lucas' management style as being yoda like. >> do or do not. there is no try. >> reporter: when disney bought pixar, he noticed the offices at disney were different, cubicles barren. >> you thought it was a disaster. you don't want to clean the cubicle. you want them to be personalized. >> the same was true of the movies disney was releasing at the time. animation, the core of the company had hit a slump. >> it seems like when you merged with them, they were very much like mr. incredible over there at the beginning of the movie. enormously powerful character whose best days were behind them. >> that's right. that was the feeling. they were demoralized. >> reporter: the first big hit,
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a reworking of "rapunzel." >> "tangled" was the biggest thing since "the lion king." now they had the confidence and earned the confidence of the marketing people and then we did "wreck it ralph" which was a big success and now "frozen" which has now become the biggest animated film of all-time. >> reporter: a new golden age of animation. an era ed catmull helped to create. walt disney 2.0. david wright for nightline in emeryville, california. >> they're on a roll. >> whatever they're doing, they're doing right. i saw rapunzel. it was a hit from the start of it. to the finish. i was hooked. >> frozen was great. i saw it a few weeks ago on the rental with my daughter. it was great. got to get out there and see frozen. >> we'll be right back. see ya. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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