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pretty sophisticated breach, accessing names, addresses social security numbers and incomes of current and former customers and employees. the company says credit card and medical information was not compromised. the fbi now involved said affected anthem customers should report any suspected identity theft. the widely anticipated merger of staples and office depot is likely to be approved by federal regulators them ftc is expected to okay the $6 billion plan saying the rise of on-line retailers changed the marketplace since they stopped the two from merging in 1997. an abc news exclusive now. to the ceo of microsoft talking about the backlash over his gaffe. remember, he was telling women who wanted a raise, don't asker if a raise, just have faith. >> rebecca jarvis asked if he regrets that comment and what his wife had to say about it. is this what you do on your lunch break. >> reporter: the ceo of microsoft in his first network interview since the day he made headlines. taking us in the room where he and his team are building the
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next big thing. >> we are building the future. a lot of fun. >> reporter: a case study of the american dream, one he believes should be able to everyone which is why he knew almost immediately that he was wrong when he gave this advice to women about asking for raises. >> it's not really about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. that's good karma. it will come back. >> reporter: what did your wife say to you after she heard those comments? >> what my wife and mother had interesting things to say to me. my mother being a professor educated me on the use of the word karma. >> reporter: you got schooled by your mom? >> absolutely schooled. >> reporter: he apologized to his wife, mother and employees and said he wants microsoft to be a company that is 50/50 men and women. pushing innovation, too. >> reporter: this is very cool. >> reporter: this wheelchair for patients with lou gehrig's.
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you can drive it with your eyes but nothing more hotly anticipated these than glasses. >> you can get up and walk on mars right in your office. >> reporter: i did that. >> you can play minecraft, mixed in with the environment of a room. >> reporter: are you living the american dream? >> i think so. i think the u.s. and -- has just been absolutely a dream. >> reporter: since he took over at microsoft one year ago, the company stocking is up 20%. he told me in the exclusive interview, the reason he's doing this. the thing that drives him day in and out, developing new technologies for children n particular, and he thinks of his three children, two daughters and a son with disabilities. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> those comments were really causing a lot of waves. >> it was -- women who were sitting in there started tweeting and it went viral almost immediately.
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but hey he made good and he realized he said something stupid or shouldn't have or didn't articulate it well but when your mama gets involved. >> and your wife. >> you know you messed up. good on him for coming forward and saying i'm sorry. right? we all make mistakes. >> we do. >> sometimes. coming up, meals fit for a queen, queen b., that is. beyonce always looks incredible. will her new meal plan help the common folk look as flawless as she. another beauty enforced meal plan carl's junior model charlotte mckinney turning heads in her super bowl ad. how she went from a high school dropout to endorsing burgers. you are watching with "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. e watching with "world news now." >> announcer: "wo
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jay-z and beyonce are a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment world with, in fashion and sports and how about home delivery vegan meals. >> the latest in a long list of celebrity endorsed diet trends. do they work and are they really good for you? we are "up all nightline" with more. >> with the bootylicious body and those athletic moves. ♪ >> reporter: no wonder we're crazy in love with beyonce. while we can't all be flawless like queen b., now we can eat like her with her new vegan nutrition plan. >> anytime beyonce does anything, the world watches. >> reporter: inspired by the 22-day nutrition challenge she and hubby jay-z took on in 2013, the superstar teaming up with her personal trainer marcus borges to create their own 22 meal day service.
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delivering organic, gluten, soy and dairy free meals straight to your door. >> why is hollywood so crazy about the vegan diet? >> many of us know celebrities following a vegan diet and are seeing weight loss benefits that come with it. >> reporter: beyonce is not the first to market her health plan to the masses. gwyneth paltrow was the original gluten-free guru. >> i was felt amazing and lost weight and had energy. >> reporter: not without criticism. in an interview with "vanity fair," jennifer lawrence called gluten-free dieting the new eating disorder. there's always pressure to stay slim in hollywood and the rest of us desperate to know their secrets. >> marilyn monroe ate a glass of warm milk with two raw eggs in it in the morning. around 10:00 p.m. at night she would have a huge hot fudge sundae. >> rebecca harrington decided to try out the quirkiest diets in her new book, "i'll have what she's having."
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>> five handfuls of protein a day. karl lagerfeld drinks ten diet cokes a day and follows a 1200-calorie diet. i think when celebrities get involved with these kind of companies it boosts their image that they want the healthy eating, the good vibes that come with a business that can really change people's lives. >> reporter: now you can eat like beyonce, would you want to? >> we are talking about a diet that is rich in healthy foods. >> reporter: experts say veganism isn't a surefire solution. >> if i do this 22 days do you guarantee i will have a beyonce body by spring? >> only if you watch your calories. >> still got to watch calories, t.j. >> i get confused sometimes. the vegan thing, is it a diet or lifestyle or to lose weight for a while. >> it is a lifestyle where you don't have any animal products at all. it's hard.
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the truth is beyonce could sell me a lump of coal and i'd still buy it. sell mae lump of coal and i'd still buy it.
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call the number on your screen now. welcome back. time for "the mix." match.com did a survey. >> oh, wow. >> 5,000 people that don't use match.com and found the singles that used emojis that they had more sex than people that didn't use them when they texted. >> so if you use these, those folks have more sex. >> they are having more sex. using these wild little characters. >> how much more sex? >> i don't know. they didn't quantify how much more. >> how do you explain that? >> you don't use a lot of emojis? >> no, i'm a dude. dudes don't use a lot of emojis. >> i disagree. >> who are you texting? >> there's a lot of people -- there's a panda text. a lot of --
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>> a panda you said. >> a panda next to me. >> i don't put these at the end of my text messages. i put the angry face and the one with the tears. >> you do that. >> i use them a lot. >> you sure do. let's turn to the selfie sticks, you know, people who are obsessed with selfie answer now we have extended sticks. you know how it works. yes, they can be annoying. some museums an the country find them annoying, too and a safety hazard some the museum of modern art in new york, smithsonian, as well, and boston's museum of fine arts have all now banned selfie sticks. there have been incidents at a couple of places where people have used these things and maybe hurt somebody and maybe hurt some of the art in these places, which is a major problem. >> millions and millions of dollars of art. >> somebody trying to get the money shot. so they can put it on their instagram page. not a bad idea maybe we should
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ban them all over the place. >> agree. do you really need that stick? >> got to get the shots. >> you have the arm. if the arm doesn't work it is the arm rule of the selfie. >> good rule there. >> don't do it, don't take it. we're always looking for ways to kind of help our children be better. >> yes. >> i do not recommend this next way. a barber decided that his son wasn't behaving well with. he is offering free hair cuts. if you want a form of punishment. it is called the benjamin button special. he is calling it a last-ditch effort in discipline. he give you this free hair cut that. is his son before and after. it is horrendous. i don't know why anyone would do this to their child. a lot of people are saying, people in the know, experts say don't do this because this type of humiliation doesn't work. >> that is humiliation. that's what it is. >> this kid is 12 years old and the father said his grades skyrocketed and he started to behave better. >> it's your kid. do your thing. maybe you got good results out
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this morning on "world news now," deadly crash. the fiery collision between a commuter train and suv north of new york city. the human toll, the heroism on board and what's next for investigators at daybreak. new details and images from a horrifying plane crash in taiwan. what could have caused this nearly brand new plane to go out of control? what investigators are uncovering. expensive taste. the up and coming congressman whose capitol hill office looks like something from a tv show. who's paying for this decor. the buzz about "50 shades of gray" movie and why some say it is a film you should miss. that is in "the skinny" on this thursday, february 5th. >> from abc news this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning to you
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all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. we are getting our first look at the hero train engineer who helped to save passengers in the fiery commuter crash north of new york city. >> he is being treated for smoke inhalation and trauma. observers say he did everything he could to avoid hitting the suv on the tracks. elizabeth hur has the latest from the crash scene. >> reporter: t.j. and reena, at daybreak investigators will be here to resume their work and while they believe it was a terrible accident, they want to know why this happened so it does not happen again. day one in the search for answers, ending with crews lifting and removing the wreckage off the tracks. these charred and mangled pieces of metal, the remnants of a fiery crash that killed six people just north of new york city. >> report of an explosion on the tracks. >> reporter: the commuter train had 700 passengers on board,
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traveling at 58 miles an hour when an suv tried to cross the railroad got stuck on the tracks as the gates came down and the train kept coming. >> i was jolted out of my seat. >> reporter: then what? >> flames. i saw people behind me in the car falling over each other. >> reporter: the force of the impact pushed the suv 400 feet. the train's electrified third rail became dislodged and pierced the train sparking a massive fire. among those killed, 49-year-old driver of the suv, ellen brody, a mother of three. >> she was such a good person, such an mazing mom. a friend like you wouldn't believe. >> reporter: why she drove out on to the tracks and how she got stuck, friends don't know. investigators determined to find out. investigators are expected to be on the scene until the end of the week. but it could take up to a year before they complete their work and release their findings. t.j. and reena. >> thank you. we turn to a deadly plane
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crash in west texas. a single-engine plane struck a tv tower in lubbock slicing the transmitter in half and knocking the station off the air. the pilot was killed and the plane completely mangled. it's not clear if anyone else was on board. a philadelphia architect is suing the tsa saying he was held 20 hours. he said security agents detained him after they found energy bars and a watch wrapped in a plastic pipe. why was that the case, he was trying to protect the watch he said. he was arrested and taken to a jail cell. after he filed a tsa complaint, he one allowed to make a phone call. he is seeking $75,000 in damages. no comment from the tsa. now to taiwan and the investigation in to the deadly plane crash. the plane's wreckage has been removed from the river where it crashed. the death toll from yesterday's accident is up to 31 people, and the search continues for those missing. abc's david kerley has more. >> reporter: the screams of drivers as this plane goes down. three different dash cams capture the remarkable, horrific scene.
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the final seconds of the transasia's turbo prop's flight. the plane appears to be level and then the left wing dips, violently impacting with the bridge before crashing in to the river. crews able to rescue 15 people, among them four children including a 2-year-old. the rescuers cradling a child, gently making the move on to a boat and safety away from the wreckage. but the other 43 on board are dead or missing. the fuselage, possibly holding victims pulled from the river in darkness. this nearly new european built atr-72 had just taken off when the pilot radioed engine trouble. in the air less than four minutes the dramatic pictures frame by frame provide plenty of clues. >> the right engine appears to be spinning but the left feathered and the engine is probably not spinning on the left hand side.
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>> reporter: this is the second deadly crash for transasia in less than a year. in this case the pilot had little time or distance to save his plane and all of his passengers. transasia airlines says it will check the engines of all similar aircraft. the black boxes have been recovered and should give us an idea why this plane went down so dramatically. david kerley, abc news. miami, international airport. a newly revealed pentagon report from 2008 reveals russian president vladimir putin may suffer from asperger's. according to "usa today," researchers that study putin's behavior and facial expressions believe he has a neurological abnormality that affects his decisions but can't prove their theory because they did not perform brain scans. the man set to be president obama's fourth defense secretary stood up to rapid fire grilled by republicans on capitol hill. ash carter answered a slew of foreign policy questions from the senate armed services
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committee including his views on ukraine, syria and isis. carter promises to be an independent thinker. his nomination is set to go before the senate next week. a health headline about the measles outbreak now. lawmakers in california where are proposing legislation that would require children to get vaccinations before enrolling in school. it would eliminate the personal belief exemption. families with medical conditions could opt out. one criticism of vaccinations is the belief they cause autism. a lot of doctors out there will tell you that's not the case. a guy from the non-profit group, autism speaks came out saying, vaccines don't cause autism. we urge all children be fully vaccinated. a new round of snow is hitting from a storm in the great plains. snow blanketing kansas area is blamed for dozens of crashes. cars, school bus and trucks lost control on the slick roads slamming in to one another, sliding off of highways and
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those roads could get even more dangerous as temperatures dip to the single digits. that bitter cold air is also gripping the northeast, keeping the coast guard busy breaking a thick layer of ice in connecticut. you can see the crew right here chipping away at a frozen river. the area is actually getting hit today from two directions. accu-weather's stephanie olmo has the latest. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, reena and t.j. we are dealing with an arctic front producing snow showers. it will continue to track east producing minor accumulations. one to three inches is expected in the northeast area. as this continues to track east, we are keeping an eye on a second storm system coming in from the south. this will eventually combine with the first one, producing heavy snow across the eastern sections of maine and plunging temperatures causing for slick travel. reena and t.j., back to you. >> thank you so much. government regulators say in order to keep the internet from being taken over by big business
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it needs to be reclassified as a public utility like land line services. fcc is proposing regulating service providers more closely so they don't slow down or block content. that means they wouldn't be able to play favorites when delivering data like streaming video, on-line games and shopping. the nation's first female postmaster general is a few in to her job but already talking about sources of revenue. she points to the postal service's testing grocery delivery in san francisco and water delivery in new york as new ways to generate income. she believes the agency must find a new way to be relevant and younger with consumers. there's a lot of work to be done. the postal service had a $5.5 billion shortage in the last budget. >> every budget we hear about some major shortfall at the postal service. they are trying everything they can. give them credit for at least trying. >> trying to appeal to younger folks, what did they do -- they used buying stamps and creating
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labels and tracking packages. they have apps for that now. first class mail fell by 2.2 billion pieces last year. that hurt the bottom line. the good news they were open for christmas packages on sundays. i really like that. >> people appreciate that. >> glad they did that. a shoutout to small business owners in california. they are the father and son who own the copper top barbecue in big pine, california. >> we mention them because according to yelp, theirs is the top place to eat in the united states this year. they say since that rating came out, business jumped 1,000%. >> now you see this food and this rating and you think this place has been around a long time. they have been doing this -- they know how to do this. actually they have been around grilling ribs is since the summer of 2013. one thing yelp says about the rating, the recent reviews are given more weight. >> this is copper top barbecue in big pine, california. in case you are wonder ing. the second winner is art of
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♪ ♪ all right. lawmakers embroiled in a controversy now. no surprise there. but you haven't heard this before. the controversy is he redesigned his congressional office to look like a hit tv show. >> his hometown constituents not thrilled with the idea they may be footing the bill for his new digs. abc's jeff zeleny caught up with him. >> reporter: one of the youngest members of congress at the center of an old-world firestorm. his capitol hill office looking a lot like "downton abbey." >> do you want the heir to the thrown to be lampooned. >> reporter: the makeover raising serious questions in aaron schock's hometown of peoria, illinois.
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>> aaron schock is not the earl of grantham. mr. schock is the congressman from peoria. >> reporter: this is what a typical office looks like, a lot of beige. this is shock's office. bright red, a gleaming chandelier, just like on television and a vase of pheasant feathers. who who's paying for it all? the past schock spent $100,000 taxpayer dollars on office renovations paying hardwood floor and leather furniture companies. we spent the day trying to track him down on capitol hill. what are people at home in peoria think of this? >> i have never been an old crusty white guy. >> reporter: he insists the makeover was his decorators idea. >> you have never watched "downton abbey"? >> never. >> you are not inside this office thinking you are lord grantham. >> no. >> reporter: he took us inside the office insisting he will pay for the makeover out of his pocket.
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>> is that a good use of taxpayer money. >> i have four congressional offices. part of the allotment i am given is to hire staff, pay for office equipment and all of that. so each of us have to use our best judgment on what that is used for. >> reporter: congressman schock insists he will foot the bill for the unusual office decor and it turns out he's not in the top ten list of biggest spenders on capitol hill but the only one with such british flair. jeff zeleny, abc news, capitol hill. >> not -- >> we wonder why their congressional ratings and approval ratings are in the teens and what not. you can do what you want to. that's not good sense. why would you do that and open yourself -- even if you can do it. if you are allowed to do it. why do it? >> he came in to capitol hill at the age of 27.
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so turning it in to a bachelor pad but this old school -- >> never seen the show and not a fan of the show. >> no. >> i don't understand this. >> the designer he said came up with me. i didn't know they had designers for offices on capitol hill. >> man, we find out something new every day about capitol hill. >> jeff zeleny uncovering the truth on capitol hill. >> i have to run for congress. that's such a gig. >> my goodness. there's too much stuff that would come back to bite you from this show if you ran for congress. >> nothing happens, folks. it doesn't. >> have you seen "in case you missed it"? >> we put that out. that's fun stuff. coming up, "50 shades of grey" the movie set to rake in at the box office but not if boycotters have their say. and snoop dogg and diddy will be rooting for the same football team and for a pretty cool reason. that's next. >> good story. >> a
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atop the skin, "50 shades of grey" is expected to bring in the -- over the weekend. adult products are sold in stores like target and a campaign getting traction on social media to take down the cash cow. >> it's called $50 not 50
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shades. it is encouraging people to take the $50 they would spend on date night and donate it to a domestic violence shelter or agency. the campaign argues the relationship in the series is an abusive one and the film will serve to glamorize violence to women. turn to another film a lot of people talk about. this is a sequel. >> "magic mike." triple xxl. >> or triple x if you want to say that. >> triple x. the trailer has arrived. let's take a look. ♪ not going to take grandma to see that one. back in the starring role is channing tatum, plenty of abs and body rolls are promised. >> he wrote on his facebook page, a little cold outside, maybe this will warm you up. he posted that yesterday. the video has 22 million views. it hits theaters this july. snoop dogg and diddy will be
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rooting for the team football because their sons will soon be teammates on the ucla football team. >> snoop's son cordell made the announcement live on espnu noting his intent to play with the bruins. guess who will be joining justin combs, diddy's son who is a ucla bruin. a sophomore on the team. stick with sports. "sports illustrated" in particular. their swimsuit edition. cover has been revealed. the top honor goes to that young lady right there, hannah davis. >> 24-year-old is probably best known for being derek jeter's girlfriend. she is from the u.s. virgin islands and this marks her third appearance in the swimsuit edition. how about celebrity birthdays. >> who has the big day today? >> hank aaron, home run king out of atlanta 81. >> two-time super bowl winning qb, roger staubach turns 73.
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the information you need to help you go long™. ♪ ♪ with all of this year's super bowl commercials going for more emotional message, one ad stood out with old standby sex appeal. >> the star of the ad was charlotte mckinney. she certainly has it but it wasn't always that way. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> i love going all natural. >> reporter:er she's the sexy model that took center stage in carl junior's racy super bowl commercial. >> makes me feel better. >> reporter: skyrocketing to international fame overnight. charlotte mckinney is still taking it all in. >> it's been crazy. i haven't had time to wrap my head around it. but just excited and grateful. >> reporter: with more than 8
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million views on-line, the 21-year-old curvy super model following this the steps of kate upton and others who starred in provocative ads for the burger chain. >> has your dad seen the commercial? >> he loved it. he is super proud and my parents have been behind me all the way. >> reporter: mckinney who struggled with dyslexia dropped out of high school in florida when she was 17 after being bullied. >> i guess you could say just girls being girls and being in a click. i didn't have many girlfriends and they saw me as a target and they went for it. >> reporter: she says this spotlight is sweet revenge. her big break coming with a guess campaign last year. a spot in the upcoming film "joe dirt 2" and this commercial where she is proud to nearly bare it all with no plastic surgery. >> when i found out it was the all-natural burger i was happy to be a part of that. because my whole life is she got a boob job. so it's nice to be like, no, i'm all natural.
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i'm going all natural. >> and yes, she really did eat the burger. eight bites in all to get the right take. this young model hoping to take on hollywood and turn a 30 second ad in to a long-lasting career. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> good for her. >> good story. >> what's the age, 21 did they say? how old is she? >> 21. >> young lady getting started. we don't recommend getting started but it works out for some people. this is a video she's in for a band. >> yes, north of nine. it is striking while the iron's hot. right? she will play a sexy nurse seducing the band's lead singer north by nine. >> now we will know who they are because we know who she is. congrats. >> she may fill in when i'm not available. >> i will be here for that night. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. here's some of the stories we are following on "world news now." commuter rail service returns to normal after a deadly collision. five passengers in the first car of the train were killed along with the driver of the suv stuck on the tracks. full details ahead. the wreckage of the plane that went down near a river near taiwan has been moved out of the water by a large crane. the death toll from yesterday's crash is at least 31. search for several missing people continues. health insurer anthem says it has been hit by hackers. potentially exposing the information of 80 million people including names, addresses, social security numbers but not credit card information. california lawmakers are proposing legislation to require children to get their vaccinations before enrolling in school. it would eliminate the personal
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belief exemption but families with medical conditions could still opt out. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, february 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we are hearing incredible stories from passengers aboard the commuter train involved in a fiery crash near new york city. >> the damaged train was removed from the track after the ntsb investigators wrapped up their work at the scene. the rail line will be open for commuters and all victims have been identified. five passengers and the driver of the suv stuck on that track. josh einiger has more from the scene. >> we need fd asap. the first train car northbound is on fire. >> reporter: the catastrophic crash. metro north workers pried the mercedes suv from the wreckage and rolled the train to a nearby yard the search for answers was
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only just beginning. >> the big question everyone wants to know is why was this vehicle in the crossing. >> reporter: eyewitnesses say the suv's driver, a 49-year-old mother of three named ellen brody was among a line of traffic detouring around accident on the taconic parkway and was already in the railroad crossing when the gate came down on her car. for some reason, she didn't move off the tracks. sources say the train was moving at 58 miles an hour, just under the speed limit. engineer steven smalls seen here in his hospital bed jammed on the brakes when he saw the suv but had no time to stop. it is what happened next that has the ntsb baffled. >> what makes this accident different? what would have made this different, that caused it to be fatal to five people on board the train. that's the heart of it. >> reporter: specifically investigators want to know how the electrified third rail came loose from the track bed and like a missile impaled itself in
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to the train car. eyewitness news learned the third rail is likely what killed most if not all of the five passengers who died. before the flames, indeed before the train came to a stop and the survivors ran for their lives. >> i couldn't tell you if i was thinking am i go to die. >> i was like i need to get out of here right now. >> reporter: as you would expect after a plane crash, the ntsb recovered data from the recorders on every car of the train, even the crossing gates at that crossing. we could get data from the ntsb from those recorders sometime later today. in terms of the explanation for this horrible crash, investigators say it could take up to a year to come up with one. that's assuming they come up with one at all. josh einiger, abc news, valhalla, new york. we turn now to a deadly crash scene in lubbock, texas. after a small plane slammed in to the tower of a tv station. the pilot was killed when the plane sheered the 800 foot tower in half. the station was knocked off the entire neighborhood lost power. the pilot was on approach to the airport.
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it is not clear if anyone else was on the train. a tragedy possibly averted in ohio when a car got stuck in in a snowy ditch. the car is engulfed in flames . the elderly driver was pulled to safety moments before a total stranger decided to help out after spotting the car on the road. derek wolf is his name. he got the man out after smelling smoke. not a moment too soon. wolf said he was at the right place at the right time. >> that driver is one of many struggling to make their way through the snow as a storm rolled in to nebraska. for more here's abc's rob marciano. >> reporter: the conveyer belt of storms is on the move again. colorado in the cross hairs. in denver, more than 40 accidents during the morning commute. just east in nebraska, whiteout conditions on the roads with over a half foot of snow.
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minnesota 186 crashes in just six hours. and here in new york, temperatures finally creeping above freezing feels good but everyone had their eyes in the sky for another serious problem, falling ice. chunks of it. plummeting thousands of feet from the tallest building in the country, the world trade center. chicago, still digging out and that's a serious problem for dave steiber. >> my wife is pregnant. due any day. >> reporter: plows trying to catch up after nearly 20 inches dumped on the city. >> it is a mess and a shame it is still like this. >> reporter: rob marciano, abc news, new york. >> mother nature not given the northeast a break at all. a snowy morning for new york and boston. and much of new england. flooding downpours in northern california with heavy snow in the higher elevations. snow in the rockies and chilly in the mid-atlantic. >> teens and 20s minneapolis to detroit. 30s washington, d.c. to boston. 40s in dallas and atlanta. 50s in seattle, portland and new orleans.
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a frightening scene at a public high school last night in maryland. two students shot outside while a basketball game was played inside. frantic parents rushed to the scene to make sure their children were okay while spectators ran for cover. students were flown to a baltimore hospital. their conditions are not life-threatening. police are looking for the shooter this morning. republicans in congress continue to hammer away at president obama's executive action on immigration. yesterday mr. obama fired back. here's abc's karen travers in washington. >> reporter: president obama sat down in the oval office with young immigrants, all undocumented. >> these six wonderful young people, who represent the very best that this country has to offer. >> reporter: the president's focus was keeping up the pressure on republicans with funding for the department of homeland security set to run out at the end of this month. republicans are using the issue to wage a fight against the white house over the president's executive actions on immigration which limited deportations for millions here illegally. >> i don't think that anyone wants to shut down the department of homeland security. what we want to do is block the
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president's executive actions that were beyond the law and beyond his ability to make. >> reporter: the house passed a bill that will overturn those actions but continue funding for dhs. the-under that legislation, the six young people the president met with would be subject to eventual deportation. senate democrats blocked the bill from going forward for now. >> i will veto any legislation that got to my desk that took away the chance of these young people who, grew up here and who are prepared to contribute to this country that would prevent them from doing so. >> reporter: the president said he is confident the republican-controlled congress will not be able to overturn his veto. t.j., reena. >> thank you so much. another high-profile republican was talking about immigration, jeb bush following a detroit audience the u.s. should drastically increase the number of immigrants allowed to
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enter the country to work in high-need jobs. a year ago chris christie was riding a tidal wave of popularity. a new poll shows otherwise. a survey by monmouth university finds 66% of those polled believe christie is more interested in a possible presidential run than governing the state. his job approval ratings have dropped to their lowest level since may of 2011. next up here, a kangaroo at mcdonald's. let's just go with that. this happened in wisconsin. the kangaroo is 8-month-old jimmy. you see him there? he lives with four other kangaroos. they are pets of a couple and they often take little jimmy out in public. last week, jimmy was taken in to a mcdonald's. another customer didn't think that was cool and called the police. >> it causes a lot of attention because you don't see a kangaroo every day, especially out of a cage, you know.
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>> that's a fair statement. his wife and jimmy were leaving when police arrived. no charges or arrests. the couple says jimmy is their therapy pet for mrs. moyer who's battling cancer. >> they put a sweater on their kangaroo. >> i just looked up and saw that. >> that's for real? >> that's real. i didn't know you could have a kangaroo as a pet or four of them, they say. >> producer scott reminds me they live in wisconsin. >> which means. >> maybe they need a little extra --
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>> oh. >> i should also say in addition to having five kangaroos, they have sheeps, goats, deers, horses, chicken and emus. it must smell wondering at their house. >> i'm sure they are outside. and good ventilation going on in there. >> must smell wonderful. the nfl season over for real this time now the champions have been crowned and it is time for a big public party. >> that's what it looked like. here you go. in boston thousands of fans ignored the frosty temperatures and snow to salute the patriots. one guy who seemed to enjoy himself was free spirited tight end rob gronkowski. >> he is always enjoying himself. there he is. there's the gronk, chugging a beer, wearing a mignons hat. just what he does. he drank winn whiskey on the parade route. gronk caught his last pass of the season. a clearly deflated football, did you see that. >> uh-huh. >> from the locker room attendants. gronk did hanging out of the duck boat. this guy has a good time in all he does. he can do no wrong about now. >> sounds like the bostonians had a good time. >> there were four reports of arrests. >> four. >> pretty good when the whole city turns out for a party for the night. look at tom brady. his adorable son. >> have to do something pretty bad to get arrested. i'm sure they give you leeway. that is edelman, he was giving sherman, the trash talker a hard time about with the sign. had his face, you know the face
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he made after the interception. yeah. congrats. >> see, they are taking a selfie there. we were talking about the selfie stick. >> their arms are longer. >> you are right. the bombshell new book about the british royals exposing secrets. now a rare response from the palace. ahead,ing fighting battles with drones. no it is not military combat. it is a game. you will see how it is played. could monogamy be a thing of the past? i have been trying to say this for years. that's what a social media mogul is saying and she stirring up a debate about sex. my wife is asleep. >> she is texting you right now. it is vibrating. >> if she was awake i would not make that statement. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by icy hot smart relief.
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just last month the federal judge struck down the ban on the duck liver delicacy. a move held by restaurants. now the attorney general's office filed an appeal to reinstate the ban. the animal rights groups say the production of foie gras is inhumane. plenty of interesting details about the future king and his plans once the crown is indeed his. >> it seems the prince is backtracking with the release of a rare statement. abc's terry moran is in london with the details. >> reporter: king charles iii. what would that be like? it is the talk of britain in the wake of revelation of a new book "charles, heart of a king." the author says this ever so familiar figure has hidden depths. >> prince charles is probably one of the most emotional people that you could see in public life. >> reporter: the book claims charles is already planning for the day he becomes king. his mother, queen elizabeth is 88 and that he's decided he will be an activist monarch, pushing his environmental passions. the queen is said to be alarmed
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at such talk and so a rare response. charles closest aide was forced to publicly blast the speculation writing the prince understands the necessary and proper limitations on the role of a constitutional monarch. the new book opens up an old wound. charles' doomed marriage to diana claiming on the night before their story book wedding he cried out to an aide, i can't go through with it. i can't do it. he was still in love with his former girlfriend, camilla parker-bowles, now his wife and the duchess of cornwall camilla is no longer as controversial as she used to be. the british have come to accept she will be the next queen. the new book says she will reign with charles and be a power behind the thrown. -- throne. terry moran, abc news, london. >> you know what this means? there's no way the queen is leaving anytime soon.
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if she is unhappy with her son she will be here until 110. >> people like -- i think a lot of people like the queen, and they are not sure about prince charles. i think a lot of people would like to see her stick around as soon as possible. >> prince charles has this dutch -- fair trade, biscuits, figgy pudding at christmastime. it comes in a little bowl. >> figgy pudding. >> he should focus on that. >> explain that to me. >> bring it to america. there is really figgy pudding in the world. >> is there still monogamy in the world? >> i don't know. >> somebody is arguing there shouldn't be. the guy who invented the hashtag about non-monogamy has a unique take on the modern relationship. >> why social media could mean multiple partners. what's this about? >> you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world new
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>> yes. >> it changed the way we communicate with each other and included in the revelation is romance. >> the man who invented the twitter hashtag says technology is tearing down commitment, but is that truly the reason? here now abc's juju chang. ♪ >> reporter: for a new generation of lovers, finding that exclusive happily ever after. >> being there for somebody when it is most difficult is all that relationships are. >> reporter: is easier said than done. the man who changed the way we tweet, hashtag inventor and tech guru chris messina is branding it as the new normal saying monogamous relationships could be a thing of the past. in a provocative blog entitled why i choose non-monogamy, he dubs the era big dating, a seemingly endless stream of apps tempting the digital era with a plethora of possible partners. >> it is impossible not to imagine our modern communication technology and social networking and apps isn't going to have a material impact on our relationships. >> messina arguing that finding the one may not be practical in
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this day and age. writing, quote, in place of monogamous pairings, hookup culture flourishes. these are merely rational economic responses to excess inventory and changing expectations of romance. on-line reaction quickly rejecting messina's post. one writing how typical of someone from silicon valley to think they can re-engineer human nature. another, i take great pride in being happily married to my wife for 25 years after getting married at 20. the magic recipe, true friendship and trust. you don't get that by sleeping around. >> non monogamy is not for everyone. i'm trying to figure out how to build the best relationships going forward. >> reporter: he says she in a monogamish relationship but they are allowed to be physical with other people as long as they are transparent about their intentions with everyone involved. >> for us it is what we have decided we want right now and it is working well for us. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york.
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their own drones or ours. the two drones go at it. >> reporter: our own "gma" game of drones. we travel from the kingdom of anchor island to face off in the realm of new jersey in the arena of medieval times. you say these are virtually indestructible. >> they are. we have landed on water, fly through fire. >> reporter: the real test will be taking a beating in the arena as i do battle with ginger zee. round one, the gauntlet, a daring obstacle course race. >> go! >> oh, boy. whoa! whoa! >> bring it back. and land. >> you did not say it couldn't be a crash landing. >> reporter: round two, the siege. be the first to capture the flag.
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>> going the wrong way, i think. >> i got it. i got it. oh, yes. i got you. >> wow, i didn't get off the ground yet. >> ginger is down by two in to the final round. the joust, airborne combat to the death, or dirt. >> i'm doing great. >> who wants to fight me? get in the ring right now. >> oh, my gosh. >> now you want to try to knock the other guy out. >> i can't get to you. oh! >> paula, that is a tko unfortunately. >> equally as bad. >> in honor of your valor in defeating house of z, i dub thee the master of the game of drones. hooray! >> house of z. i like that. >> i don't ride with them anywhere. they are not driving me anywhere ever those two. >> i'd take a taxi when we hang out with them next time. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now," the unanswered questions after a fiery commuter train crash north of new york city. why did a driver stop on the tracks as the train approached? >> i saw people behind me in the car falling over each other. >> the unforgettable scenes and new details from investigators. tearful testimony in the aaron hernandez murder trial. who started crying and how the judge had to take action. and later, celebrity cuisine. beyonce and other fit superstars now selling you food to help you stay fit. >> they want the healthy eating. they want the good vibes that come with a business that can change people's lives. >> reporter: the promise behind celebrity meal programs. are they worth your time, money
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and effort? it is thursday, february 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey there. good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. ntsb investigators finished their work at the scene and the train what has been removed from the track. all six victims have been identified. five male passengers and a female driver in the suv on the tracks. >> a crane in place to remove the wreckage of the car. the charred aftermath of what started as any other commute home after a long day's work. the train departed from grand central terminal. 45 minutes in to the trip, disaster. the train rolling down the tracks at 58 miles an hour approaching a railroad crossing. just at that moment, a black suv tries to cross, but the gate comes down stopping it. the train, unable to slow down, keeps coming.
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ellen brody, a mother of three, behind the wheel of the suv. rick hope just behind her on the road. >> the gate came down and hit the back of the car in front of me. she was trying to make it to the other side. >> reporter: she didn't make it. the train hit her suv, pushing it 1,000 feet, bursting in to flames. the electrified third rail ripped from the ground piercing the train itself. >> 400 feet of this third rail was shoved in to mostly the first rail car but at least one piece penetrated over in to the second rail car. >> reporter: chris gross was riding in the first train car. >> i was jolted out of my seat. >> reporter: then what? >> flames. i saw people behind me in the car falling over each other. >> reporter: smoke pours out of the train. the fire so hot the windows melted. inside chaos. >> people were yelling for a fire extinguisher, to call 911. a lot of yelling and screaming.
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>> reporter: further back in the train, confusion but no panic. passengers waiting patiently until someone opens the door for them to escape. the suv barely recognizable. investigators pouring over the track tracks. the conductor miraculously survived, but five men riding on that train died. among them eric vandercar and walter liedtke. and so did ellen brody in her suv. why she drove out on to the tracks and couldn't get away, still a mystery. brody's husband posting on facebook, thanks for everyone who has expressed their condolences to their family and they plan to say a final good-bye to his wife on friday. linzie davis, abc news, valhalla, new york. investigators are equal waiting the black box from the plane in that crash. the search for 12 people continues in the river where the plane went down. it crashed after initially gaining altitude but not enough speed less than three minutes after takeoff. >> an airliner of any size is a
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metallic egg shell. when used as designed it is very strong. in you smack a bridge with it will come apart and do terrible damage to anyone in the back of the plane. >> among the 15 survivors is a family of three including a premature baby who was brought back to life by cpr. bipartisan support is boosting aid to jordan. the u.s. had announced plans to increase aid to jordan to $1 billion. the senate armed services committee is pressing the obama administration to send more money, weapons and equipment to help jordan fight isis and secure the border with syria. thousands of jordanians welcomed their king home after he cut short his trip home in washington, d.c. king abdullah is trying to persuade his country to support a tougher line against the militants. people in jordan were outraged by the grisly death of that pilot but many are reluctant to support the u.s.-led bombing
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campaign against isis. a high-profile trial of a former marine accused of killing chris kyle. he is subject of the movie "american sniper." eddie routh is charged with killing kyle and another man two years ago. he plans to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. at the murder trial of former nfl star aaron hernandez the mother of the semi pro football player who is the victim in the case will be back today. she received a warning from the judge before beginning her testimony. mara schiavocampo has more on the case. >> reporter: former new england patriots star aaron hernandez sat expressionless in court as the girlfriend of the man he is accused of murdering talked about how he tried to console her after his death. >> he said it will get better with time. >> reporter: he is accused of picking lloyd up in 2013 and driving him to the industrial
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park where he was then killed. the defense trying to establish that hernandez and lloyd were good friends. that he had no reason to kill him. >> what you would consider a friend of the defendant. >> reporter: but the prosecution trying to show that hernandez and odin were not that close. >> how would you describe that? >> the beginning stages of a friendship. >> reporter: odin lloyd's mother took the stand. this was her last week when she saw a picture of her son's dead body. the judge giving her unusual instructions. >> you manage during this time you are testifying to retain control of your emotions. >> reporter: ordered to keep those emotions in check when her testimony in this highly emotional trial resumes today. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. the northeast is getting a fresh coat of snow this morning from a storm sweeping in from the great plains. snow blanketing the kansas city is blamed for dozens of crashes
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from cars to school buses, truck ares, everything losing control on the slick roads. a lot of them slamming in to each other or sliding off the highway. the snow made for a slow commute across the ohio valley. no reports of serious injuries. the storm is moving east as we speak. stephanie olmo is tracking it for us. good morning. >> reporter: we are dealing with an arctic front associated with snow showers. this is going to continue to track to the northeast area producing one to three inches throughout much of the region. this is minor than what we have seen the past week or two. now the system is going to eventually combine with a second storm system. we could see some heavy snow across eastern maine and also with the plunging temperatures, slick travel is to be expected across the northeast. reena and t.j., back to you. >> thank you so much. my retirement plan also known as the power ball jackpot is now $360 million after no
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winning ticket was drawn last night. it would be a quarter billion dollars if you took the lump sum cash, which is what i plan to do. it has been nearly a year since the power ball, total hit over $300 million. the next drawing saturday night. >> hope you have a back up. there are big problems these days in venezuela. the country is broke. economy shrinking and residents forced to endure long lines at stores as they try to buy the most basic of items. prices are through the roof and now they are running out of condoms. a three pack runs $62. 36 pack of trojans, $750. the same price as an iphone. >> this sounds crazy, but this is a major health concern in venezuela. they have one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and stds so people need access to this. it is health care concern. 750 from a website that people go to when items are scarce. where they get the items but the
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number is real, condoms going that much. >> the price of oil not doing well. so they are hurting. turn now to valentine's day is nine days away. week from saturday. that means this will be a big business deal. >> i like that segment from condoms to valentine's day. >> big business for industrial flower facilities like this one in miami. 400 workers sorting arranging and boxing up 80 million stemmed flowers. >> the workers are bundled because they keep it 45 degrees in there so the flowers stay fresher longer. nearly a billion flowers are sold nationwide for valentine's day. get them while you can. a hack attack impacting 80 million americans. we have the details just in. ahead the microsoft ceo who told women not to ask for a raise but have faith. the major gaffe and response in an abc news exclusive. you are watching abc "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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anthem says hackers pulled off a pretty sophisticated breach, accessing names, addresses social security numbers and incomes of current and former customers and employees. the company says credit card and medical information was not compromised. the fbi now involved said affected anthem customers should report any suspected identity theft. the widely anticipated merger of staples and office depot is likely to be approved by federal regulators them ftc is expected to okay the $6 billion plan saying the rise of on-line retailers changed the marketplace since they stopped the two from merging in 1997. an abc news exclusive now. to the ceo of microsoft talking about the backlash over his gaffe. remember, he was telling women who wanted a raise, don't asker if a raise, just have faith. >> rebecca jarvis asked if he regrets that comment and what his wife had to say about it. is this what you do on your lunch break.
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>> reporter: the ceo of microsoft in his first network interview since the day he made headlines. taking us in the room where he and his team are building the next big thing. >> we are building the future. a lot of fun. >> reporter: a case study of the american dream, one he believes should be able to everyone which is why he knew almost immediately that he was wrong when he gave this advice to women about asking for raises. >> it's not really about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. that's good karma. it will come back. >> reporter: what did your wife say to you after she heard those comments? >> what my wife and mother had interesting things to say to me. my mother being a professor educated me on the use of the word karma. >> reporter: you got schooled by your mom? >> absolutely schooled. >> reporter: he apologized to his wife, mother and employees and said he wants microsoft to be a company that is 50/50 men and women. pushing innovation, too.
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>> reporter: this is very cool. >> reporter: this wheelchair for patients with lou gehrig's. you can drive it with your eyes but nothing more hotly anticipated these than glasses. >> you can get up and walk on mars right in your office. >> reporter: i did that. >> you can play minecraft, mixed in with the environment of a room. >> reporter: are you living the american dream? >> i think so. i think the u.s. and -- has just been absolutely a dream. >> reporter: since he took over at microsoft one year ago, the company stocking is up 20%. he told me in the exclusive interview, the reason he's doing this. the thing that drives him day in and out, developing new technologies for children n particular, and he thinks of his three children, two daughters and a son with disabilities.
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rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> those comments were really causing a lot of waves. >> it was -- women who were sitting in there started tweeting and it went viral almost immediately. but hey he made good and he realized he said something stupid or shouldn't have or didn't articulate it well but when your mama gets involved. >> and your wife. >> you know you messed up. good on him for coming forward and saying i'm sorry. right? we all make mistakes. >> we do. >> sometimes. coming up, meals fit for a queen, queen b., that is. beyonce always looks incredible. will her new meal plan help the common folk look as flawless as she. another beauty enforced meal plan carl's junior model charlotte mckinney turning heads in her super bowl ad. how she went from a high school dropout to endorsing burgers. you are watching with "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announc
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jay-z and beyonce are a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment world with, in fashion and sports and how about home delivery vegan meals. >> the latest in a long list of celebrity endorsed diet trends. do they work and are they really good for you? we are "up all nightline" with more. >> with the bootylicious body and those athletic moves. ♪ >> reporter: no wonder we're crazy in love with beyonce. while we can't all be flawless like queen b., now we can eat like her with her new vegan nutrition plan. >> anytime beyonce does anything, the world watches. >> reporter: inspired by the 22-day nutrition challenge she and hubby jay-z took on in 2013, the superstar teaming up with her personal trainer marcus borges to create their own 22 meal day service.
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delivering organic, gluten, soy and dairy free meals straight to your door. >> why is hollywood so crazy about the vegan diet? >> many of us know celebrities following a vegan diet and are seeing weight loss benefits that come with it. >> reporter: beyonce is not the first to market her health plan to the masses. gwyneth paltrow was the original gluten-free guru. >> i was felt amazing and lost weight and had energy. >> reporter: not without criticism. in an interview with "vanity fair," jennifer lawrence called gluten-free dieting the new eating disorder. there's always pressure to stay slim in hollywood and the rest of us desperate to know their secrets. >> marilyn monroe ate a glass of warm milk with two raw eggs in it in the morning. around 10:00 p.m. at night she would have a huge hot fudge sundae. >> rebecca harrington decided to try out the quirkiest diets in her new book, "i'll have what she's having."
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>> five handfuls of protein a day. karl lagerfeld drinks ten diet cokes a day and follows a 1200-calorie diet. i think when celebrities get involved with these kind of companies it boosts their image that they want the healthy eating, the good vibes that come with a business that can really change people's lives. >> reporter: now you can eat like beyonce, would you want to? >> we are talking about a diet that is rich in healthy foods. >> reporter: experts say veganism isn't a surefire solution. >> if i do this 22 days do you guarantee i will have a beyonce body by spring? >> only if you watch your calories. >> still got to watch calories, t.j. >> i get confused sometimes. the vegan thing, is it a diet or lifestyle or to lose weight for a while. >> it is a lifestyle where you don't have any animal products at all. it's hard.
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the truth is beyonce could sell me a lump of coal and i'd still buy it. sell mae lump of coal and i'd still buy it.
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call the number on your screen now. welcome back. time for "the mix." match.com did a survey. >> oh, wow. >> 5,000 people that don't use match.com and found the singles that used emojis that they had more sex than people that didn't use them when they texted. >> so if you use these, those folks have more sex. >> they are having more sex. using these wild little characters. >> how much more sex? >> i don't know. they didn't quantify how much more. >> how do you explain that? >> you don't use a lot of emojis? >> no, i'm a dude. dudes don't use a lot of emojis. >> i disagree. >> who are you texting? >> there's a lot of people -- there's a panda text. a lot of --
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>> a panda you said. >> a panda next to me. >> i don't put these at the end of my text messages. i put the angry face and the one with the tears. >> you do that. >> i use them a lot. >> you sure do. let's turn to the selfie sticks, you know, people who are obsessed with selfie answer now we have extended sticks. you know how it works. yes, they can be annoying. some museums an the country find them annoying, too and a safety hazard some the museum of modern art in new york, smithsonian, as well, and boston's museum of fine arts have all now banned selfie sticks. there have been incidents at a couple of places where people have used these things and maybe hurt somebody and maybe hurt some of the art in these places, which is a major problem. >> millions and millions of dollars of art. >> somebody trying to get the money shot. so they can put it on their instagram page. not a bad idea maybe we should
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ban them all over the place. >> agree. do you really need that stick? >> got to get the shots. >> you have the arm. if the arm doesn't work it is the arm rule of the selfie. >> good rule there. >> don't do it, don't take it. we're always looking for ways to kind of help our children be better. >> yes. >> i do not recommend this next way. a barber decided that his son wasn't behaving well with. he is offering free hair cuts. if you want a form of punishment. it is called the benjamin button special. he is calling it a last-ditch effort in discipline. he give you this free hair cut that. is his son before and after. it is horrendous. i don't know why anyone would do this to their child. a lot of people are saying, people in the know, experts say don't do this because this type of humiliation doesn't work. >> that is humiliation. that's what it is. >> this kid is 12 years old and the father said his grades skyrocketed and he started to behave better. >> it's your kid. do your thing.
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this morning on "w this morning on "world news now," deadly crash. the fiery collision between a commuter train and suv north of new york city. the human toll, the heroism on board and what's next for investigators at daybreak. new details and images from a horrifying plane crash in taiwan. what could have caused this nearly brand new plane to go out of control? what investigators are uncovering. expensive taste. the up and coming congressman whose capitol hill office looks like something from a tv show. who's paying for this decor. the buzz about "50 shades of gray" movie and why some say it is a film you should miss. that is in "the skinny" on this thursday, february 5th.
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>> from abc news this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. we are getting our first look at the hero train engineer who helped to save passengers in the fiery commuter crash north of new york city. >> he is being treated for smoke inhalation and trauma. observers say he did everything he could to avoid hitting the suv on the tracks. elizabeth hur has the latest from the crash scene. >> reporter: t.j. and reena, at daybreak investigators will be here to resume their work and while they believe it was a terrible accident, they want to know why this happened so it does not happen again. day one in the search for answers, ending with crews lifting and removing the wreckage off the tracks. these charred and mangled pieces of metal, the remnants of a fiery crash that killed six people just north of new york city. >> report of an explosion on the tracks. >> reporter: the commuter train had 700 passengers on board, traveling at 58 miles an hour when an suv tried to cross the railroad got stuck on the tracks as the gates came down and the
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train kept coming. >> i was jolted out of my seat. >> reporter: then what? >> flames. i saw people behind me in the car falling over each other. >> reporter: the force of the impact pushed the suv 400 feet. the train's electrified third rail became dislodged and pierced the train sparking a massive fire. among those killed, 49-year-old driver of the suv, ellen brody, a mother of three. >> she was such a good person, such an mazing mom. a friend like you wouldn't believe. >> reporter: why she drove out on to the tracks and how she got stuck, friends don't know. investigators determined to find out. investigators are expected to be on the scene until the end of the week. but it could take up to a year before they complete their work and release their findings. t.j. and reena. >> thank you.
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we turn to a deadly plane crash in west texas. a single-engine plane struck a tv tower in lubbock slicing the transmitter in half and knocking the station off the air. the pilot was killed and the plane completely mangled. it's not clear if anyone else was on board. a philadelphia architect is suing the tsa saying he was held 20 hours. he said security agents detained him after they found energy bars and a watch wrapped in a plastic pipe. why was that the case, he was trying to protect the watch he said. he was arrested and taken to a jail cell. after he filed a tsa complaint, he one allowed to make a phone call. he is seeking $75,000 in damages. no comment from the tsa. now to taiwan and the investigation in to the deadly plane crash. the plane's wreckage has been removed from the river where it crashed. the death toll from yesterday's accident is up to 31 people, and the search continues for those
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missing. abc's david kerley has more. >> reporter: the screams of drivers as this plane goes down. three different dash cams capture the remarkable, horrific scene. the final seconds of the transasia's turbo prop's flight. the plane appears to be level and then the left wing dips, violently impacting with the bridge before crashing in to the river. crews able to rescue 15 people, among them four children including a 2-year-old. the rescuers cradling a child, gently making the move on to a boat and safety away from the wreckage. but the other 43 on board are dead or missing. the fuselage, possibly holding victims pulled from the river in darkness. this nearly new european built atr-72 had just taken off when the pilot radioed engine trouble. in the air less than four minutes the dramatic pictures frame by frame provide plenty of clues. >> the right engine appears to be spinning but the left
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feathered and the engine is probably not spinning on the left hand side. >> reporter: this is the second deadly crash for transasia in less than a year. in this case the pilot had little time or distance to save his plane and all of his passengers. transasia airlines says it will check the engines of all similar aircraft. the black boxes have been recovered and should give us an idea why this plane went down so dramatically. david kerley, abc news. miami, international airport. a newly revealed pentagon report from 2008 reveals russian president vladimir putin may suffer from asperger's. according to "usa today," researchers that study putin's behavior and facial expressions believe he has a neurological abnormality that affects his decisions but can't prove their theory because they did not perform brain scans. the man set to be president obama's fourth defense secretary stood up to rapid fire grilled by republicans on capitol hill. ash carter answered a slew of foreign policy questions from the senate armed services committee including his views on
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ukraine, syria and isis. carter promises to be an independent thinker. his nomination is set to go before the senate next week. a health headline about the measles outbreak now. lawmakers in california where are proposing legislation that would require children to get vaccinations before enrolling in school. it would eliminate the personal belief exemption. families with medical conditions could opt out. one criticism of vaccinations is the belief they cause autism. a lot of doctors out there will tell you that's not the case. a guy from the non-profit group, autism speaks came out saying, vaccines don't cause autism. we urge all children be fully vaccinated. a new round of snow is hitting from a storm in the great plains. snow blanketing kansas area is blamed for dozens of crashes. cars, school bus and trucks lost control on the slick roads slamming in to one another, sliding off of highways and those roads could get even more
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dangerous as temperatures dip to the single digits. that bitter cold air is also gripping the northeast, keeping the coast guard busy breaking a thick layer of ice in connecticut. you can see the crew right here chipping away at a frozen river. the area is actually getting hit today from two directions. accu-weather's stephanie olmo has the latest. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, reena and t.j. we are dealing with an arctic front producing snow showers. it will continue to track east producing minor accumulations. one to three inches is expected in the northeast area. as this continues to track east, we are keeping an eye on a second storm system coming in from the south. this will eventually combine with the first one, producing heavy snow across the eastern sections of maine and plunging temperatures causing for slick travel. reena and t.j., back to you. >> thank you so much. government regulators say in order to keep the internet from being taken over by big business it needs to be reclassified as a public utility like land line
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services. fcc is proposing regulating service providers more closely so they don't slow down or block content. that means they wouldn't be able to play favorites when delivering data like streaming video, on-line games and shopping. the nation's first female postmaster general is a few in to her job but already talking about sources of revenue. she points to the postal service's testing grocery delivery in san francisco and water delivery in new york as new ways to generate income. she believes the agency must find a new way to be relevant and younger with consumers. there's a lot of work to be done. the postal service had a $5.5 billion shortage in the last budget. >> every budget we hear about some major shortfall at the postal service. they are trying everything they can. give them credit for at least trying. >> trying to appeal to younger
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folks, what did they do -- they used buying stamps and creating labels and tracking packages. they have apps for that now. first class mail fell by 2.2 billion pieces last year. that hurt the bottom line. the good news they were open for christmas packages on sundays. i really like that. >> people appreciate that. >> glad they did that. a shoutout to small business owners in california. they are the father and son who own the copper top barbecue in big pine, california. >> we mention them because according to yelp, theirs is the top place to eat in the united
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states this year. they say since that rating came out, business jumped 1,000%. >> now you see this food and this rating and you think this place has been around a long time. they have been doing this -- they know how to do this. actually they have been around grilling ribs is since the summer of 2013. one thing yelp says about the rating, the recent reviews are given more weight. >> this is copper top barbecue in big pine, california. in case you are wonder ing. the second winner is art of flavors in las vegas and number three, also in las vegas, soho japanese restaurant. we need to make a trip to vegas. i have been telling you this. >> we need to go to vegas and do a show from there. >> let's go. you think i'm hesitant or something. >> no, the problem is the network doesn't trust you in vegas. >> the network doesn't trust me outside of manhattan. >> network doesn't trust you outside of this desk. coming up, sex and "the skinny." "sports illustrated" had a preview of the "magic mike" sequel. >> you are talking all the sex but they don't trust me. >> i get the congressman's story. elaborate decor in a congressman's office meant to look like a tv show. it is next on a very sexy "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max.
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♪ ♪ all right. ♪ all right. lawmakers embroiled in a controversy now. no surprise there. but you haven't heard this before. the controversy is he redesigned his congressional office to look like a hit tv show. >> his hometown constituents not thrilled with the idea they may be footing the bill for his new digs. abc's jeff zeleny caught up with him. >> reporter: one of the youngest members of congress at the
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center of an old-world firestorm. his capitol hill office looking a lot like "downton abbey." >> do you want the heir to the thrown to be lampooned. >> reporter: the makeover raising serious questions in aaron schock's hometown of peoria, illinois. >> aaron schock is not the earl of grantham. mr. schock is the congressman from peoria. >> reporter: this is what a typical office looks like, a lot of beige. this is shock's office. bright red, a gleaming chandelier, just like on television and a vase of pheasant feathers. who who's paying for it all? the past schock spent $100,000 taxpayer dollars on office renovations paying hardwood floor and leather furniture companies. we spent the day trying to track him down on capitol hill. what are people at home in peoria think of this? >> i have never been an old crusty white guy. >> reporter: he insists the makeover was his decorators idea. >> you have never watched "downton abbey"? >> never. >> you are not inside this office thinking you are lord grantham. >> no. >> reporter: he took us inside the office insisting he will pay for the makeover out of his pocket. >> is that a good use of taxpayer money. >> i have four congressional offices. part of the allotment i am given is to hire staff, pay for office equipment and all of that. so each of us have to use our best judgment on what that is used for. >> reporter: congressman schock insists he will foot the bill for the unusual office decor and it turns out he's not in the top ten list of biggest spenders on capitol hill but the only one with such british flair.
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jeff zeleny, abc news, capitol hill. >> not -- >> we wonder why their congressional ratings and approval ratings are in the teens and what not. you can do what you want to. that's not good sense. why would you do that and open yourself -- even if you can do it. if you are allowed to do it. why do it? >> he came in to capitol hill at the age of 27. so turning it in to a bachelor pad but this old school --
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>> never seen the show and not a fan of the show. >> no. >> i don't understand this. >> the designer he said came up with me. i didn't know they had designers for offices on capitol hill. >> man, we find out something new every day about capitol hill. >> jeff zeleny uncovering the truth on capitol hill. >> i have to run for congress. that's such a gig. >> my goodness. there's too much stuff that would come back to bite you from this show if you ran for congress. >> nothing happens, folks. it doesn't. >> have you seen "in case you missed it"? >> we put that out. that's fun stuff. coming up, "50 shades of grey" the movie set to rake in at the box office but not if boycotters have their say. and snoop dogg and diddy will be rooting for the same football team and for a pretty cool reason. that's next. >> good story.
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atop "the skinny," "50 shades of grey" is expected to bring adult products are sold in stores like target and a campaign getting traction on social media to take down the cash cow. >> it's called $50 not 50 shades. it is encouraging people to take the $50 they would spend on date night and donate it to a domestic violence shelter or
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agency. the campaign argues the relationship in the series is an abusive one and the film will serve to glamorize violence to women. turn to another film a lot of people talk about. this is a sequel. >> "magic mike." triple xxl. >> or triple x if you want to say that. >> triple x. the trailer has arrived. let's take a look. ♪ not going to take grandma to see that one. back in the starring role is channing tatum, plenty of abs and body rolls are promised. >> he wrote on his facebook page, a little cold outside, maybe this will warm you up.
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he posted that yesterday. the video has 22 million views. it hits theaters this july. snoop dogg and diddy will be rooting for the team football because their sons will soon be teammates on the ucla football team. >> snoop's son cordell made the announcement live on espnu noting his intent to play with the bruins. guess who will be joining justin combs, diddy's son who is a ucla bruin. a sophomore on the team. stick with sports. "sports illustrated" in particular. their swimsuit edition. cover has been revealed. the top honor goes to that young lady right there, hannah davis. >> 24-year-old is probably best known for being derek jeter's girlfriend. she is from the u.s. virgin islands and this marks her third appearance in the swimsuit edition. how about celebrity birthdays. >> who has the big day today? >> hank aaron, home run king out of atlanta 81. >> two-time super bowl winning qb, roger staubach turns 73. >> michael steen 46. cristiano ronaldo 30.
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the information you need to help you go long™. ♪ ♪ ♪ with all of this year's super bowl commercials going for more emotional message, one ad stood out with old standby sex appeal. >> the star of the ad was charlotte mckinney. she certainly has it but it wasn't always that way. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> i love going all natural. >> reporter:er she's the sexy model that took center stage in carl junior's racy super bowl commercial. >> makes me feel better. >> reporter: skyrocketing to international fame overnight. charlotte mckinney is still taking it all in. >> it's been crazy. i haven't had time to wrap my head around it. but just excited and grateful.
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>> reporter: with more than 8 million views on-line, the 21-year-old curvy super model following this the steps of kate upton and others who starred in provocative ads for the burger chain. >> has your dad seen the commercial? >> he loved it. he is super proud and my parents have been behind me all the way. >> reporter: mckinney who struggled with dyslexia dropped out of high school in florida when she was 17 after being bullied. >> i guess you could say just girls being girls and being in a click. i didn't have many girlfriends and they saw me as a target and they went for it. >> reporter: she says this spotlight is sweet revenge. her big break coming with a guess campaign last year. a spot in the upcoming film "joe dirt 2" and this commercial where she is proud to nearly bare it all with no plastic surgery. >> when i found out it was the all-natural burger i was happy to be a part of that. because my whole life is she got a boob job. so it's nice to be like, no, i'm
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all natural. i'm going all natural. >> and yes, she really did eat the burger. eight bites in all to get the right take. this young model hoping to take on hollywood and turn a 30 second ad in to a long-lasting career. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> good for her. >> good story. >> what's the age, 21 did they say? how old is she? >> 21. >> young lady getting started. we don't recommend getting started but it works out for some people. this is a video she's in for a band. >> yes, north of nine. it is striking while the iron's hot. right? she will play a sexy nurse seducing the band's lead singer north by nine. >> now we will know who they are because we know who she is. congrats. >> she may fill in when i'm not available. >> i will be here for that night. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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. making news in america this morning, tragedy on the tracks. investigators sifting through debris at the deadly train crash in new york. what we've learned about the mother behind the wheel of the suv stuck on the tracks and heroic actions from the train's engineer. new details in the transasia crash. overnight people making their way to the scene. a major health attack at one of the biggest health insurance companies in the country. 80 million accounts affected. curvy feature. this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition unveiled. who is the model making history on the pages?

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