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this morning on "world news now" -- nfl scandal. the three pro football players sidelined after domestic abuse allegations. the disturbing complaints. >> we need the police here now. before this girl gets seriously hurt. now. >> today's pressure on the league commissioner to step down. terror alert. the worldwide tension after another isis hostage is savagely executed. the air strikes on rebel territory, and new concerns about a homeland attack. and royal honors. prince harry celebrating the heroics of military athletes wounded at war. >> you remind us that anything is possible. shining the spotlight on amazing veterans as the prince himself celebrates a big birthday. it's monday, september 15th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm dan kloeffler. talking about the talent competition from miss america last night. the big winner crowned. we'll have it later on. >> we're kind of surprised because -- >> we might be able to one up this talent on -- >> you think so? >> possibly. we may be stopping in the kitchen if that's a hint for what this talent may be. >> i'm curious. >> making big bucks on this one. a lot to get to. we begin with the growing scandal surrounding the nfl. >> yet another pro football player has been benched amid an expanding controversy over domestic violence. finding himself in the red zone, nfl commissioner roger goodell. this banner flown over metlife stadium yesterday by a woman's rights group says it all. #goodellmustgo. here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: another nfl star player sidelined. just before kickoff, the carolina panthers deactivating defensive end greg hardy. hardy convicted of assaulting
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his girlfriend in july. this chilling 911 call came from a neighbor. >> we need the police here now before this girl gets seriously hurt. now. >> reporter: hardy was allowed to play while he appealed his conviction. but that decision scrutinized by many in the wake of the growing scandals around domestic violence in the nfl. above stadiums, calls for the embattled nfl commissioner to step down. >> in the midst of this incredibly important conversation about domestic violence and the worst scandal in the history of u.s. pro sports, the nfl doesn't get it right. >> reporter: minnesota viking adrian peterson booked for allegedly hitting his 4-year-old son with a branch. >> a grand jury having indicted this case looked at the injuries inflicted upon this child and determined that discipline was not reasonable. >> reporter: his attorney says he was simply disciplining his child. peterson kept off the field even
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as these fans in minnesota showed up wearing his jersey. and ray rice showing up for the first time since being indefinitely suspended by the nfl for knocking out his wife in an elevator showing one his family at a football game. nfl analysts mincing no words. >> i thing ray rice case has been handled wrong from the start. >> there's a question of roger goodell's honesty in the situation. >> you can't beat a kid to make them do what they want to do. >> that's correct. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. there is another major sports figure making headlines this morning after nearly cutting off his left hand with a chainsaw. hall of fame golfer greg norman posted this photo from his hospital bed on instagram. he was cutting back trees at his south florida home when his left hand slipped into the teeth of the chainsaw cutting into his wrist, missing an artery by just a fraction of an inch. the 59-year-old australian tweeted, "working with a chainsaw, always be
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respectful of the unexpected." a manhunt is intensifying after a deadly ambush outside state police barracks in northeast pennsylvania. two troopers were shot friday night without warning. brian dickson was killed and alex wallace injured. there are no suspects at this time. there's a reward being offered for victims that lead to an arrest. detectives are getting many leads. the global manhunt is intensifying for the masked man seen executing a third hostage. a british aide worker david haines. his family had tried in vain to win his release in the year and a half since his kidnapping. his final words before his beheading were a statement blaming his execution on prime minister david cameron. >> david has been murdered in the most callous and brutal way imaginable by an organization which is the embodiment of evil. >> the british prime minister says his country is stepping up its counterterrorism efforts and will support the u.s. military
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in defeating isis. the grisly executions of david haines and james foley and steven sotloff have made it very clear that isis is targeting westerners in the middle east. but does that threat extend to our shores? here's abc's martha raddatz. rather with u.s. air strikes pounding targets and slowing the advance of isis in iraq, it was easy to think isis could be contained overseas. but it was the secretary of defense himself who gave this alarming warning. >> so, yes, they are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's in iraq or anywhere else. >> reporter: joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey added to those concerns. >> if they were to achieve that vision, it would fundamentally alter the face of the middle east and create a security environment that would certainly threaten us in many ways. >> reporter: but those frank statements created an urgency that the white house did not want. top administration officials
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began walking the statements back. >> we have no credible information that isil is planning to attack the homeland of the united states. >> in our view, any threat to the u.s. homeland from these types of extremists is likely to be limited in scope and scale. >> reporter: instead of the imminent threat which hagel warned about, the white house now says it is a potential threat. whether it is potential or imminent, the threat from isis is resonating across the country. a poll this week showing 90% of americans believe isis poses a serious threat to the united states. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. the respiratory illness blamed for hospitalizing hundreds of children is now spreading to the northeast. connecticut and new york are the latest states to report cases of enterovirus d-68. the centers for disease control have not yet confirmed the new outbreaks. doctors expect the virus could spread to the entire country.
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the problem at the seattle airport is measles. someone with that disease passed through the airport earlier this month while at the infectious stage. measles symptoms take 7 to 21 days to develop, meaning anyone at the seatac airport the evening of september 6th should watch for fever or unexplained rashes. this is frightening. >> this is really frightening. you get the measles, mumps rubella inoculation. the standard go-to. here's what to do if you see symptoms -- do not go into the doctor's office or hospital because obviously it's highly infectious. you could risk spreading it if you have it. call first. describe your symptoms. you'll then be advised -- >> i would go straight to the doctor's office, too. the folks at mit created this mathematical model to see which airports were most at risk. surprising. they found new york jfk, l.a., los angeles and honolulu. would you have thought honolulu? >> no, atlanta because it being, you know, the busiest airport. >> interesting. honolulu only 30% but a hub of distant places that come over. >> very interesting.
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also this monday morning, as many as five wildfires are burning in california forcing more than 1,000 people from their homes. the latest broke out near the foothill community out of oakhurst near yosemite national park. it's only about 10% contained. crews are battling all these fires under triple digit temperatures. extreme conditions there. fast moving flames just chew up that dry brush ravaged by three years of drought conditions. in oregon, a fire burning in mt. hood national forest. forced the closure of a campground and r.v. park along with a highway. flames are burning timber and grass. no structures are being threatened by the fire, but investigators believe the fire may have been started by target shooters. another hurricane is taking aim on mexico's baja peninsula. hurricane odile bearing down on the resort area of los cabos with winds up to 125 miles an hour churning up deadly surf, rain and mass evacuations. mexican authorities have stepped
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up emergency shelters to hold up to 30,000 people. from the pacific hurricane to the record heat in the fire zone, it's a very different story here in the northeast. >> that's right. grab a jacket. hard to believe. meteorologist jim dickey tracking it all at accuweather. >> good morning. it will be a chilly morning here across the northeast. many spots down to 30s and 40s. a few spots down near that freezing point. with that frost and freeze zeier out, looking for the first frost of the season. portions of new england, including the higher elevations, vermont, new hampshire into upstate new york. meanwhile, tracking a major hurricane here bearing down on baja, california. it will continue to track its way north and west. could get some of the moisture from odile into the southwest mid to late week. reena and dan, back to you. >> thanks, jim. many of us, myself included, can't start the day without a cup of coffee. can you guess which profession drinks the most?
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>> so it is -- ours. a british website says of the 10,000 professions it surveyed, journalists and others in the media drink the most coffee. that being one of several that we suck down on a regular basis. there are coffee stations at nearly every unit here at abc news. >> you can see how early i start off with. and dan always helps me push the buttons because i can't figure it out. police officers who also work weird hours were second. and then teachers. >> looking stylish as always. >> i'm talking and nobody is listening. >> at the coffee station there. got to make sure you're fully loaded. fully armed. like everyone else wants to go out for a drink after work and we want to detox from the caffeine through our veins. >> how many would you say? >> i'm like one with three shots of espresso. >> three shots? >> yeah. >> three shots of espresso. that's a lot of coffee. >> you? >> three to four cups. >> a day? >> yeah.
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but i never drank coffee before until i had my second kid. then i'm like, you've got to have coffee. >> keep them going. that or a sugar high. stick with the caffeine. coming up -- could you do 84 push-ups during your next workout? no, i cannot. we'll wait to see. meet a preteen girl with real muscle. >> wow. okay. also, so many talented contestants, just one miss america. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by clearasil ultra. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by clearasil ultra. dude i need your help fast. well, clearasils fast. yeah but is it.... this fast? faster! how about this fast? clearasils faster wow this fast? faster. fix breakouts fast with clearasil ultra. it starts working instantly sending the max amount of medicinde allowed, deep into your pores. for visible clearer skin in as little as 12 hours.
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♪ there goes my hero appropriate song here. when service men and women return home, they are met with some new struggles. one of those can be finding a purpose and keeping a positive mental attitude. >> prince harry founded the invictus games to do just that. certainly they have, and much more, as well. bob woodruff is in london with the story. ♪ >> reporter: the invictus games ended with music and these words from the man who created it. >> i want to read a short message from granny. "the success of these games can
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be measured not by medals won but by the renewed sense of purpose and confidence in your abilities that you have gained." >> reporter: for four days of competition, 400 veterans from 13 countries wounded at war fought for gold, silver and bronze. 98 of the athletes are from america. >> the camaraderie, the friends, the individuals that we've met and the stories we shared, we're going to continue to share those. >> reporter: jill biden was here to cheer them on. >> that's the great thing. i think it doesn't matter who won, who lost. they are all in this together. and really, everybody is cheering everyone else an, whether they are against one another or not. it really doesn't matter. i think it is about camaraderie. and you can see that when you see after the games, they are all shaking hands and when you see the cycling and they are cheering one another on. and you see them cycling in with their arms around one another.
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i think that's what it's all about. >> reporter: the prince came up with this idea because he traveled to the warrior games last year in colorado and wanted to do the same.uz[ here, he played wheelchair rugby where his sister-in-law pippa was shocked by the violence. since he was a kid, this prince wanted to be a soldier. >> ladies and gentlemen, prince harry. >> reporter: not only an apache pilot who has served in afghanistan, this has been part of his life. >> all of you competing in the games have made remarkable journeys to make it here. and in doing so, you remind us that anything is possible. >> reporter: on his birthday, he'll be inheriting about $17 million, the money his mother, princess diana, left for him in a trust before she died. but this gift is not for him. it is for them. bob woodruff, abc news, london. >> i also think about princess
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diana and what she must have instilled in these boys at such a young age taking them to charity events. you can see how they are really truly passionate about being there. it's his 30th birthday. kate was supposed to be throwing him a big party but is sick with morning sickness. >> as selfless as he is, organizing these kinds of games, as well. we were at the invictus games. who knew, reena, we'd be seen alongside prince harry. >> sorry we're going to miss the party. someone has to anchor this show. >> that is a party trio if ever there was going to be one. a big happy birthday to prince harry who turns 30. coming up, here she is. that's as close as we'll get to that song. miss america. so much talent and beauty. there can only be one. meet the winner and see why she's taken home the tiara. and ahead in the next half-hour, the always controversial kanye west. hear what he did at a concert over the weekend that has everyone annoyed, even some of his fiercest fans. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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you're watching "world news now." the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ] ♪i am beautiful in every single way♪
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♪words, can't bring me down♪ miss america was crowned just hours ago right here on abc. what an unforgettable pageant. >> the new miss america is kira kazantsev of new york. marci gonzalez is in atlantic city. >> reporter: good morning. such an incredible night here. and now kira kazantsev is resting up for her first full day as miss america. >> miss new york! >> there she is, miss new york 2015, kira kazantsev. for the third year in a row, miss new york taking home the crown. beating out 52 other young women who gave it their all on this stage in atlantic city. >> the swimsuit competition to the evening gown, to showing off various talents. the finalists then feeling the heat taking on the judge's questions. >> should there be any limits on the use of guns by children.
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>> absolutely, i think -- >> reporter: a night of beauty, brains and talent ending with one contestant's life forever changed. >> and now miss america, kira kazantsev leaves with $50,000 in scholarships and the four runners-up also get scholarships including first runner-up miss virginia and miss arkansas, second runner up. reena and dan? >> a big congratulations. beautiful, smart and talented. this is what she won on her talent. take a look at this. ♪ >> you've heard the song, pharrell's "happy." she's singing and doing this cup routine made famous in "pitch perfect." >> that's impressive. >> there you go. >> that's about as much as i
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dawn does more. so it's not a chore. monday morning "mix" and wilmington, north carolina, where an 8-year-old outmuscled where a 10-year-old basically outmuscled an army cadet. this was a charity strength competition for the active heroes foundation. this army cadet was challenged well, she kind of kicked his butt. >> wow, look at that. >> he did 54. kind of pooping out halfway. how many did she do? 54? 64? 74? 84 push-ups. sign her up. >> sign her up. >> drop and give her 20 times four. >> i like how he tries to redeem himself like i better get in there.
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>> done yet? done yet? you're showing me up, kid. the next one, a little girl, just when you think you've heard every rendition of that song from "frozen." "let it go." >> i'm familiar with it. >> look at this little girl. ♪ >> she has downs syndrome. her mother posted this on her facebook. jennifer is her mom. and look at the energy, the enthusiasm and she's so pint-sized. look at that. >> choreographed, too. >> she's got a future in broadway. >> i think disney will be signing her a contract very, very soon. >> look at the energy. what kid has that much energy. she's got it. >> makes me a little jealous. over to cypress, another fantastic feat. this man now in the guinness
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book of world records for what? smashing six -- >> what? >> six watermelons in five seconds. >> that can't be real. >> and getting zero dates in ten seconds. it is pretty impressive. this guy is a record holder. he smashed 43 watermelons in one minute. he knows a few things about using his melon on a melon. peek-a-boo goes really wrong with this girl and her daddy. a fit of giggles. she's loving her daddy putting the towel an. his gorgeous beard. puts the towel back on. she pulls it. peek-a-boo again. but this time, the giggles turn -- >> because he shaved his beard off. >> come here, sweetie. >> daddy. >> even the kids don't like that scruffy look. >> maybe she liked the scruffy look. she's not into the clean shaven daddy. >> poor kid. traumatized for life all because of a razor. stay with us. that's the news for this half
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>>is this morning on "world news now" -- global manhunt. the search for the hooded isis rebel who executed another western hostage. the anger, grief and clues for investigators. she's back. hillary clinton returns to the political stage in the key state of iowa. is she dropping any political hints about a run for the white house? mass wedding. the pope marries 20 couples. some of them considered to be living in sin. his blessing and why it's so significant. and concert controversy. the demand for kanye west at a performance that outraged even his most loyal fans. that's in "the skinny" on this monday, september 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning. i'm dan kloeffler.
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>> i'm reena ninan. >> very busy day. >> very busy day. lots of mix of things including i'm interested in getting into this new fast food chain that's starting with vietnamese food. >> it's something that is deep fried, not sugar laden, not loaded with salt? >> i can't promise any of those, dan. >> we'll have to wait and see. >> first, we begin with another execution by the terror group isis. >> the latest victim was not an american but the message was clearly aimed at the united states. and just days after president obama called on the coalition forces to fight isis, some nations are already offering to lend air power. >> critics say isis cannot be defeated by air power alone. the state department is set to name allies who will pledge ground troops. that's something president obama has vowed not to do. abc's brian ross has more. >> reporter: british and u.s. intelligence had grimly anticipated that isis would execute its third western hostage this week.
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but the murder of 44-year-old david haines on tape was no less horrifying. >> david has been murdered in the most callous and brutal way imaginable by an organization which is the embodiment of evil. >> reporter: as intelligence agencies looked for clues in the video, it appeared to be the same purported executioner with a british accent seen on the videos of americans james foley and steven sotloff. >> this british man has to pay the price. >> people across this country would have been sickened by the fact that it could have been a british citizen. a british citizen who could have carried out this unspeakable act. >> reporter: the setting in the new video is approximately the same. but without the distinguishing road, rock and plant landmarks seen before. isis is aware that u.s. drones have been flying over the area trying to track the location of the hostages or even the execution site. haines, the father of two
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children, was kidnapped a year and a half ago when he travelled to syria an a humanitarian relief mission. his brother said he was a victim of religious extremism that threatens every nation. >> my first reaction could be one of hatred. his life wasn't about hatred. it was about love for all men. >> reporter: isis continues to hold at least two more britons and two more americans. brian ross, abc news, new york. another american has been sentenced to hard labor in north korea. 24-year-old matthew miller of california has been given six years accused of entering the country illegally and spying. miller tore up his tourist visa to get arrested. all so he could secretly investigate their prisons. missionary kenneth bae is serving a 15-year sentence for his alleged hostile acts and a third american is facing trial for leaving a bible at a north korean hotel. closer to home, hurricane odile is taking aim at the baja
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coast. it's bearing down on los cabos with winds up to 195 miles an hour. it is triggering mass evacuations. mexican authorities have set up emergency shelters to hold up to 30,000 people. odile could dump as many as 15 inches of rain on some areas. a wildfire that broke out near the central california community of oakhurst near the entrance to yosemite is burning out of control. it's one of at least five active wildfires in that state that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes. they are struggling with triple-digit temperatures and brush ravaged by unprecedented three years of drought. >> temperatures in that fire zone could hit records today. >> for the latest an the heat wave in the west and the chill in the northeast, here's jim dickey at accuweather. >> good morning. staying hot across the west here today. many spots in the 90s and triple digits from the pacific northwest to the deserts of arizona.
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102 in phoenix today. hitting 100 in vegas. reaching 104 in fresno. very different across the northeast. feels like fall here. many spots diving down toward the freezing point. with that we had frost and freeze advisories out there in these early morning hours. first frost of the season. high elevations for vermont, new hampshire, into upstate new york. also tracking a major hurricane bearing down on baja, california moving to the north and west. hurricane odile. it's not going to make a direct impact on the united states, we'll see some of that moisture be lifted into the united states. major flooding an issue mid to late week in the southeast. reena and dan, back to you. a flood of criticism meantime is washing over the nfl amid its growing domestic abuse scandal. this weekend another pro football star was sidelined. the carolina panthers under increasing pressure deactivating defensive end greg hardy convicted of assaulting his girlfriend in july. it came a day after minnesota viking adrian peterson was booked for allegedly hitting his
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4-year-old son with a branch. his attorney says he was simply disciplining the child. sports insiders, though, aren't mincing any words. >> the nfl should immediately ban anyone involved with domestic violence. even charged with it. >> and high above new york's metlife stadium yesterday, a dramatic call for embattled nfl commissioner roger goodell to step down. in des moines, iowa, it was supposed to be a tribute for tom harkin. it turned into what looked like a hillary clinton for president rally. here's abc's john karl. >> i'm back. >> reporter: hillary clinton at the steak fry hosted by tom harkin. a must stop for any democrat running for president. >> is it great to be back in
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iowa? >> it's fabulous. >> there's even a campaign bus and a well funded group of supporters called waiting for hillary. it sure caught her husband's attention. >> you know, under the rules, i think we're not supposed to have any contact with them but they are like energizer bunnies. they're everywhere. i will not be baited. i will not. cannot be baited. i'm waiting to be a grandfather. and i want a happy grandmother. >> reporter: mrs. clinton got trounced last time by barack obama here in iowa. this time her supporters say it's all hillary. mrs. clinton insists she hasn't made a decision to run yet but to her supporters out here and her opponents, the campaign has already begun. jonathan karl, abc news, in iowa. former south carolina governor mark stanford is calling off his engagement to the woman he once called his soulmate. sanford announced the breakup with maria on his facebook page blaming ongoing tension with his ex-wife jenny. he divorced jenny after his affair became public in 2009. sanford disappeared for five days claiming he was hiking the appalachian trail.
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he later confessed he'd been in argentina with her. apple has sold out its preorders already. never fear. you can order one on ebay from an iphone scalper. the most common price you'll pay, $1300 or about twice what you'd pay for a phone without a contract. otherwise you have to wait for some time. at least until next month. >> still don't get it. microsoft is expected to confirm it is buying the maker of the popular video game "minecraft." the deal reported to be worth $2.5 billion. minecraft is very popular on mobile devices. the top paid app for apple and android. but there's no version for windows mobile devices. microsoft may be buying the company to draw users to the windows phone and surface tablet. tacos, pizza, fried chicken
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now saigon street food. fast food company yum brands are opening up their first restaurant in dallas. the company that owns taco bell, pizza hut and kentucky fried chicken hopes it will draw millennials between the ages of 18 and 33. interesting approach, right? you are kind of like running the gamut. it used to be anything you could fry or heavily salt, that was going to sell. now expanding into somewhat of a health food side. >> that looks like a spring roll wrap. this big sandwich is like begets piled high with pickled shredded carrots, ribbon cut cucumbers and aioli and protein of your choice. >> i am not a huge foodie. are you? i guess -- does this qualify as like pure vietnamese food? >> you know, i am not the certifier of vietnamese food. i hate to break it to everybody. it sure looks authentic to me. >> i guess if that's all that's going to matter. you'll sell plenty. nicely done yum brands. now that marijuana is legal in colorado, how are you going
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to make money from it? the marijuana show is about 200 people came to audition. the show hopes to smoke out some new ideas which so far range from a floral design service that's uses cannabis to a documentary filmmaker. six would-be entrepreneurs will be chosen for the training. >> and the six winners go through a boot camp in new mexico and -- >> there's all kinds of cottage industries that are going to pop up. maybe they'll also make a boom because of this passing legislation. "the skinny," martha stewart dishing out some very harsh criticism. and later on, the search for a garden gnome stolen from the yard of some seattle seahawkd fans. this little guy taking quite a trip. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by clearasil ultra. seahawk
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♪ ♪ ♪ so they didn't have bruno mars but it was a major milestone for a group of 20 couples. it was their wedding day and
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marrying them at the vatican was pope francis. >> these are couples who would traditionally be called living in sin. it's the church's way to make them more forgiving and accepting. >> reporter: at st. peter's basilica, i dos -- times 20. pope francis marrying the couples in a mass ceremony getting attention not just for its scope but its significance. among those tying the knot, couples that were living together before the wedding and one with a child outside of marriage. both sins, according to catholic doctrine. >> he's trying to reach people where they are at. the church never wants to preclude people from her membership. >> reporter: it's not the first time pope francis has made headlines for being more inclusive. last year, saying the church was too focused on issues like abortion and contraception and
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that he couldn't stand in judgment of gay priests. before closing the ceremony, pope francis reminded the couples marriage is, quote, real life, not some tv show. life that under his leadership looks increasingly different. mara schiavocampo. >> not an everyday occurrence to have the pope perform these ceremonies. the last time it happened was back in 2000. that is now st. john paul ii. but pope at the time. that's when he performed a ceremony for 16 people to mark the jubilee for families in october. >> i love he's always trying to be more inclusive to people everywhere, all walks of life. speaking of the gay community, who am i to judge someone who seeks god and has good will. that's contrast to what pope benedict said. >> you can see the response and reaction out there. obviously congratulations to all those couples. coming up, kanye west's latest blunder that's left both critics and fans scratching their head. and martha stewart's war of
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words. see who she's going after now. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it's "skinny" time. ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it's "skinny" time. leading us off is some news about the late great amy winehouse. >> yesterday would have been the
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british soul singer's 31st birthday. a bronze statue honoring winehouse was unveiled in her former london neighborhood. >> her parents were in attendance with father mitch seen embracing the statue in a bittersweet moment. winehouse died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning following years of substance abuse. amy winehouse was 28. >> still love her music. turning to someone who probably would have loved to have a stue of himself. kanye west. the rapper, musician, designer and showman had an awkward moment at a concert in sydney, australia. >> awkward yet planned. west stopped his performance demanding that everyone get on their feet. he got a little annoyed when one fan in a wheelchair who couldn't stand up. take a look. >> west apparently waited for confirmation from one of his bodyguards about the statue of the fan before launching into song without no apparent apology.
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>> insert your own comment on that one. martha stewart has some pretty harsh words for some other famous, famous celebrities. this is what she is saying to gwyneth paltrow. >> with an interview about "porter" magazine, stewart said about paltrow's similar lifestyle aspirations, she just needs to be quiet. if she were confident in her acting she wouldn't be trying to be martha stewart. >> stewart also going after facebook's ceo sheryl sandberg and her book "lean in" saying that stewart says women should be entrepreneurial rather than working up the corporate ladder. >> tell us what you really feel martha. >> how about those five months? >> how about those five months. full disclosure, i love martha. >> i know you do. it's somewhat refreshing to hear a celebrity be honest and up front. you see them dance around everything. >> she minces garlic but certainly not words. >> there you go. i like that.
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today is a big day at abc. the season premiere of "the view" has some major staffing changes including the return of rosie o'donnell. joining whoopee goldberg will be rosie perez and nicole wallace. >> and "dancing with the stars" making its debut with a two-night special event. they've added a fourth judge, former dancer julianne hough, to the mix. notable are lea thompson, lolo jones, tavis smiley and comedian tommy chong. >> and, of course, that is going to be a very closely watched season "dancing with the stars." i want to see what tommy chong is going to do. >> you have your money on tommy? >> celebrity birthdays to get to this monday. >> academy award winner tommy lee jones 68. >> oliver stone also turning 68. hall of fame quarterback dan marino turns 53. >> and prince harry turning 30. happy birthday to all. coming up, the mystery of
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the kidnapped gnome. >> we'll be back.
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the kids went to take zznana's house... like... for the whole weekend! zzzquil, the non-habit forming sleep aid,
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that helps you sleep easily, and wake refreshed. because sleep is a beautiful thing. so, rarely do we ever play songs about gnomes. >> rarely do we ever get a story about gnomes, quite frankly. but this one involving a missing gnome in fact. >> no, no, just gone. a family left gnomeless. >> he was taken on a wild road trip across state lines but is finally back home where he belongs in seattle. the question remains, who stole the gnome? cecilia has the story. >> reporter: a garden gnome with that famous team emblem an its
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pointy little hat mysteriously disappeared from brandon and dana smith's seattle yard. >> we set it in your yard and three days later it was gone. >> reporter: vanished without a trace. that is, until last week. >> the gnome was sitting on the front doorstep with a package underneath him. no note, nothing. just the package. >> reporter: inside that package, a calendar documenting every stop during this six-month long gnome knapping. from the golden gate to the grand canyon, utah to montana. new friends in las vegas and even old faithful. >> they took him an vacation. they had literally took him around the western united states.
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>> reporter: it turns out these little lawn ornaments go missing pretty regularly. in 2005, a group of friends stole the severson family gnome and brought him along for the ride to california where a chance encounter with paris hilton landed gnome severson in "people" magazine. here in gnomegate 2014, the smiths still don't know who done it, but they do know their gnome was very well fed while he was gone and he was back just in time for the first home game of the season. >> i don't even want him in the backyard. he gets a permanent spot inside the house. >> cecilia vega. >> mr. smith seems slightly entertained by this. she does not seem tickled at all. like if you ever do this to my gnome again, so help me. unfortunately it didn't really bring the seahawks good luck because they lost to the chargers yesterday, 21-30. >> you're sure it was the gnome? >> if you have to blame someone, always blame yard art apparently. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> stay with us. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. er: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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morning america." and have a great monday. making news in america this morning -- wild weather. a powerful hurricane battering the baja peninsula. we're tracking the storm's timing and path. plus, evacuations under way as fast moving wild fires burn in california's triple-digit temperatures. scandal in the nfl. another player benched in a domestic abuse case. and the move ray rice is expected to make today. chain saw accident, golf great greg norman nearly loses a hand while trimming trees. the picture and the message he's sharing from his hospital bed. there she is. miss america crowned but not before a talent performance that has so many people

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