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there's a quality plea and a fine for contamination in a medicine made for kids. the company that makes children's tylenol and motrin will pay a $25 million fine for selling products that contain metal particles. and the prosecutor says the company should have mixed the manufacturing problem more quickly. the drugmaker and prosecutors say no one was injured. turning to a toddler grabbed out of a stroller in broad daylight. surveillance video shows the man running away with the child in his arms. >> the brother and sister chased after him. abc's neal karlinsky on the search and the suspect. >> a man grabbed a 2-year-old baby child. and was running with it. and the little kid started screaming. >> reporter: you're watching the terrifying video of a kidnapping in progress. a man running with a toddler he just snatched. seconds later, you see the toddler's sister chasing him. and behind, the brother with the empty stroller. >> we got the baby. he's okay.
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>> reporter: 22-month-old owen wright is safe and sound with his family. thanks to his brave brother and sister. 9 will-year-old and 10-year-old tell us a man tried to make friends with them at the playground before grabbing little owen and running. their babysitter left them alone for a few minutes when it happened. what did you think when you saw him grab your brother? >> i thought he was going to kidnap him. >> reporter: weren't you scared? >> yeah. >> reporter: what did you do? >> i ran. and screamed. >> reporter: weren't you afraid to be chasing after a bad guy? >> no. i was chasing him so i could get him back. >> reporter: the suspect put owen down in an alley and took off. >> i'm glad i have my son with me. >> reporter: here in the park where it all started, police are on the lookout for that would-be kidnapper chased off by some brave kids. neal karlinsky, abc news,
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washington. >> i'm glad that had a good ending. >> the kids, the siblings, it could have been so -- it could have been horrible. >> absolutely. every parent's worst nightmare. coming up, "blurred lines" no more. pharrell and robin thicke forced to pay out millions to -- what might have swayed the jury's decision? laser pointer takedown. pilots blinded in the cockpit. police tracking down the suspects from the air. how they are fighting back. you are watching "world news now.” ws now."
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♪i am beautiful in every single way♪ ♪words, can't bring me down♪ ♪ ♪ i know you want it ♪ you know that song. you know it well. you danced to it a time or two. you just can't get it out of your head. you probably think you heard it before. maybe you have. it's inspired by marvin gaye's
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maybe a little too much at first. "got to give it up.” >> what's what a jury decided yesterday. awarding gaye's family $7.5 million. linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in the case of the smash hit "blurred lines" the line's blurred no more. >> i'm so filled with emotion right now. it's hard to get the words out. this was a miracle. >> reporter: a jury ruling against pharrell williams and robin thicke, saying they copied a marvin gaye classic. see if you hear any similarities. first, "blurred lines.” then, gaye's "got to give it up.” ♪ on the stand, singer robin thicke, seen here outside the california court, reiterated his admiration for gaye's music in his vh 1 interview. >> we tried to get a little groove like that going. >> reporter: jurors heard gaye's song, played off sheet music.
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to compare the beat. apparently it struck a chord. they're awarding gaye's family a portion of the $17 million profit. legal analysts say this verdict sends a loud message to the music industry. >> i think this is going to lead any musician inspired by another song to think twice. this is a big ruling. >> reporter: the attorney for the gaye family says the family has the right to ask the court to prohibit future sales of "blurred lines.” a spokesperson for pharrell says this is a horrible precedence. for music and that he and thicke are weighing their options. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> this happens a lot. you say you're influenced. something and sometimes it comes off. and the jury says, flat-out stealing. >> it's a great song. i hope they don't cancel the song. >> you can't stop that song. that's a good song, though. >> it is. coming up, a biker gang up to some good, saving something
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plan to go the distance with you. go long. okay. time, now, for "the mix.” watch as this dog gets rescued by a bunch of bikers. it was an incredible scene. you associate bikers, sometimes we've seen not-so-great stories about them in the media. this is a terrific one. it's a video of this group of bikers. they take this dog that's on the loose on the road, they create a barrier between the dog and the incoming traffic, tried to corral him to an area to get him off this busy street. they go and go. and they are finally able to be successful. and the guy actually steps into traffic on the on-ramp to slow cars down. it's getting over 113,000 views online. it's gone viral. it ended well. >> whose dog was that? >> i don't think we know.
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>> oh. it worked out. >> are you looking for a dog? >> no. you know i don't do dogs. >> i know you don't. >> i had a bad experience. let's turn, now -- one of these days. let's go to this video. you fly, you sit down. you know what? turn that audio up for me. check this lady out. ♪ >> she's got moves. >> this is a flight attendant. we don't know a lot about her. i think this is during the preflight instructions they give you. and she gave them a little song and dance with "up town funk.” somebody posted it. and we don't know what it is. >> do we know that outfit? anybody identify that outfit? >> is it delta. jetblue. >> she had a little funk. >> she's got good moves. impressive. a sprayable -- there's a sprayable device you can use to help you with insomnia.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," hillary clinton's e-mail explanation. her rare news conference. the tough questions about her private account. and why this controversy isn't going anywhere. disturbing evidence. prosecutors in the boston bombing trial reveal notes written by dzhokhar tsaranev while he was hiding from police. the latest testimony. why court was dismissed early. pilots injured. laser lights pointed into cockpits harming the crew's eyes. the latest incident and the big crackdown. and later in "the skinny," catwalk comedy. the fashion farce in paris, starring ben stiller and owen wilson. and their zany "zoolander" roles. is this a hint to a movie sequel? it's wednesday, march 11th.
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♪ >> announcer: from abc news. this is "world news now". good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. no surprise here, republicans not buying what hillary clinton's selling. >> we're not surprised by that. >> not surprised. she tried yesterday to explain things but republicans have some skepticism about her explanation for the private e-mail account she used when she was secretary of state. >> and this morning, clinton is facing more questions, when she said she was using one device for her personal and professional correspondence. and that was simpler for her. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: a full week after the story broke, hillary clinton finally explained why she never used government e-mail as secretary of state. it simply wasn't convenient. >> looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two e-mail accounts. i thought using one device would be simpler. obviously, it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: a crush of reporters turned out for what was mrs. clinton's first full
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press conference in over two years. her responses were careful. she often looked at notes. insisting the only e-mails she deleted were purely personal. >> they had nothing to do with work. i didn't see any reason to keep them. >> reporter: state department regulations clearly state employees must turn over any e-mails from private accounts that relate to official business. why did you not go along with state department rules until nearly two years after you left office? >> the laws and regulations in effect, when i was secretary of state allowed me to use my e-mail for work. >> reporter: why did you wait to turn the e-mails over? the rules say you have to turn them over. >> secretary clinton? >> i would be happy to have somebody talk to you about the rules. i fully complied with every rule i was governed by. >> reporter: mrs. clinton also insisted she never e-mailed classified information. and her server at home in chappaqua, new york, was secure. >> it had numerous safeguards.
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it was on property guarded by the secret service. and there were no security breaches. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, new york. the head of the house committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in benghazi, libya, says he plans to call former secretary of state clinton to appear before his committee at least twice. south carolina republican trey goudy says the committee needs to clear up clinton's use of the personal e-mail account she was using during those attacks. clinton is also leading the counterattacks on the iran nuclear negotiations. they're objecting to a letter signed by dozens of senate republicans warning iran any deal with the obama administration could be temporary. the republicans say such agreement needs congressional approval to have weight. democrats say the letter undercuts the administration at the bargaining table. >> the recent letter from republican senators was out of step with the best traditions of american leadership.
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and one has to ask, what was the purpose of this letter? >> we're simply trying to say that congress has a constitutional role to approve any deal to make sure that iran never gets a nuclear weapon. >> tom cotton, a first-term senator from arkansas wrote the letter. gop leaders say president obama is going against bipartisan tradition on foreign policy by not including congress in the talks. some signs that iraqi forces are in control of large parts of saddam hussein's home city of tikrit. hussein's home city of tikrit. thick smoke was billowing in the distance. footage showed a rocket launcher firing towards a target. the battle is sake test for the iraqi forces trying to win back strongholds from isis. after days of testimony from boston marathon bombing victims and witnesses, jurors have now been shown evidence from the scene where dzhokhar tsaranev was captured. most riveting, the handwritten note that was found inside the boat where he was hiding.
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abc's tom llamas reports. >> reporter: in court, dzhokhar tsaranev was forced to relive this moment, when a police helicopter, showed him trapped, hiding in a boat, bleeding. prosecutors showing jurors these pictures of the blood from inside that boat where tsaranev wrote what sounds like an epitaph. the u.s. government is killing our innocent civilians. scrawled in pencil, surprisingly neat. and, we muslims are one body. you hurt one, you hurt us all. and this key statement, although missing words because of a bullet hole, a possible confession. i don't like killing innocent people. it is forbidden in islam. but due -- it is allowed. prosecutors argue those words bolster their argument. tsaranev was a committed terrorist. the judge abruptly ended court so he could personally examine that boat.
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tsarnaev's lawyers want the jurors to see it up close. so they can see all of the bullet holes. the thinking, the jurors will have sympathy on him and spare him the death penalty. tom llamas, abc news, boston. months before another high-profile federal trial, the man at the center of a facebook fraud has disappeared. this man removed his electronic device and left his home near buffalo. he was hired by mark zuckerberg in 2003 for some coding work. he argues that according to their agreement, he owns half of facebook. zuckerberg said he altered that agreement. two members of the ousted fraternity at the university of oklahoma have been expelled from school. the president of the university says the two played a leadership role in the racist chant video. parker rice is now said to be back home in texas, after issuing an apology. the second student, levi pettitte, says he made a horrible mistake and will live with the consequences forever. three workers are dead after an oil rig explosion in west texas. a relative says they were all members of the same family,
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working on a pulling unit, which removes obstructions in a drilling well and increases the flow of oil. there's no word, yet, on the cause of the accident. and police near denver says a suspected arsonist all but signed his work. my wife is a cheater was a found spray-painted on a home that exploded and burned. the occupants of a home, a woman and her children, were not home at the time. neighbors say they hadn't seen them in weeks. the woman's ex-husband has been charged with arson. there were no injuries. with higher than normal temperatures in massachusetts, problems over, right? no more weather issues. not the case exactly. here's the new problem. huge chunks of ice are washing to shore on cape cod beaches. and also passing through the canal there. and blocks of ice are falling off buildings throughout the state, injuring people in some cases. you saw the damage to cars there. and fears of flooding from the melting snow. rain and melting in kentucky, as the rivers are
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rising. got some deer on the move. dozens were seeking higher ground, as the ohio river -- you see that? the ohio river flooded. the police decided to close a busy road. many had been hit by cars in the last few days as they fled the floodwaters. >> is that like eight families making way? >> that's every deer in the state. >> every deer in the state crossed through there. >> they hang together. they're tight. >> if you see one deer on the highway, you have to slow down. there's usually more. >> somebody's around. >> that was a whole state of them. in today's forecast, flooding and heavy rains from new orleans to jackson, mississippi. rain in the pacific northwest. temperatures rising to 15 degrees above normal in the midwest and around the great lakes. warmest weather in the northeast in three months. >> new york city. 70s in l.a. and atlanta. 80s in miami and phoenix. we got a great athlete here to tell you about. incredible guy. they call him the world's fittest old-age -- pensioner. >> people that get their pensions. >> he's a pensioner.
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>> you wouldn't know because you're 80 years away from that. >> not that far around the corner. an old-aged pensioner. >> yeah. >> what was the official title? fittest. retired dentist from england. dr. charles yukster. >> in his black and white outfit. he set a record for his age group for the 200 meter dash. his age group, 95 and older. he is a spry 95 years old. as you can see right there. >> okay. this is some of the most impressive video i've seen in a long time. he did the 200 meter in 55 seconds, roughly. that's a full 2.4 seconds faster than the previous record, which has stood for about two years. that 95-year-old was booking. you can do that at 95? >> he doesn't look 95. look at him there. >> he doesn't look like he's sucking air. this is awesome. this is my favorite -- >> this is your favorite of the day.
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he's a rower and a bodybuilder. pretty impressive, huh? >> wow. >> we should invite him on set and have him do a workout with us, right? >> i'm not going to get shown up by a 95-year-old guy. we have "the skinny" coming your way. all right, jack. we got it. jack's still clapping over there. >> jack's excited. >> we're going to look at another new bond girl. and there's questions. is she as sexy as the rest of the bond girls? and later, robin wright, who plays a high-powered character on "house of cards," tells us how her younger boyfriend is inspiring her. you're watching "world news now.” >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer wet jet. i'm jerry bell the second. and i'm jerry bell the third. i'm like a big bear and he's my little cub. this little guy is non-stop. he's always hanging out with his friends. you've got to be prepared to sit at the edge of your seat and be ready to get up. there's no "deep couch sitting." definitely not good for my back.
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♪ ♪ transportation safety board has issued a summary of the plane crash that injured actor harrison ford last week. but it doesn't point to what caused the engine failure of ford's vintage world war ii plane, forcing it to crash into a golf course in santa monica. as for ford's condition, his son, ben, has tweeted that his father is battered but okay. a new incident involving a laser pointed at airplanes, this time over la guardia airport. three pilots suffered eye injuries. >> airport investigators put the call out, with the police taking to the air and tracking down the suspect. abc's gio benitez has more. >> reporter: listen as police report a frightening incident. >> the laser, those pilots are being hit with the laser. >> reporter: this laser, allegedly in the hands of a 36-year-old new york city man, sending a blinding beam into aircraft cockpits.
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four planes targeted around la guardia airport. >> they're flashing that laser now, and it's actually just south of where you are now. >> reporter: the worst incident, an air canada plane was taking off, with 69 passengers aboard. the pilot, hit in the eyes with that laser. sustaining injuries, treated when he landed in toronto. police on patrol in a helicopter, calling in after spotting the beam, also ending up with eye injuries. but tracking the laser to this apartment. the officers now speaking to abc news. >> these are high-powered, very dangerous lasers. >> it hit my eyes and temporarily blinded me. >> reporter: what did that feel like? >> it felt like sand. like sand in the eyes. >> reporter: the motives are a mystery. but there are, on average, 11 laser incidents a day like this. up 1,100% in a decade. and as this fbi demonstration shows, what starts as a pinpoint of light, bursts inside a cockpit, potentially blinding pilots. and the motives are a mystery.
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there are 11 incidents a day like this. now, that suspect faces serious assault and endangerment charges. he could face years in prison. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> police knocked on the door. and the mom, found a $50 laser on top of the fridge. mom let them in. 50 bucks. that's all it took. coming up here next, the big surprise at fashion week in paris. "zoolander" is back. they're so hot. and the dance party event of the year, growing even bigger. we'll tell you what it's all about, next in "the skinny.”
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ what? all right. let's start with the big headline coming out of the paris fashion week. it really doesn't have much to do with fashion, though. >> yeah. it's about "zoolander," the beloved cult comedy from 2001 starring ben stiller and owen wilson, getting a sequel. revealed on the runway at the valentino show. the duo walked out in full character. there's zoolander and his rival hansel. they posed in their trademark looks. remember that blue seal? >> yeah. >> he showed some maturity. able to make that left turn.
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look at this. you all remember this. if you haven't seen this movie, it's a good friday, saturday night, i have nothing else to do. you'll love it. >> my gosh, this is just wonderful. will ferrell has reportedly signed on for "zoolander 2.” and paramount pictures has confirmed that the film will be released on february 12th of next year. >> i'm looking forward to that one. >> you're a big fan. >> it was ridiculous. it was fun to watch, though. returning, now, to what is shaping up to be the dance party of the year. we have the update on the so-called dancing man party. this guy was mocked for dancing and enjoying himself. now, he's become a social media icon. cassandra fairbanks started a campaign to find the dancing man who we have learned is a guy named sean from london. >> the party has pharrell, moby signed on. and sean can dance freely without any judgment. and this lovely lady, former "dancing with the stars" pro,
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cheryl burke, she'll actually be choreographing sean's dance. >> burke said she would love to dance with sean, give him tips, considering she worked for 18 seasons on "dancing with the stars.” she had two championship wins in there. sean is apparently going to be in good hands. >> this is sweet revenge. for all the haters. >> i want to go to this party. >> why don't we have an invite? oh, boy. there's big news this morning for james bond fans. >> i'm a huge fan. filming for the 24th bond movie is taking place ahead of its release date in november. >> two bond girls have been cast to star opposite daniel craig, including monica bellucci, and lea seydoux. producers have tweeted out news of casting of a third. stephanie sigman. >> she will play estrella, nothing else is known about her character. she was the lead in the oscar-nominated "miss bala” four years ago. and her television appearances "the bridge.” there you go.
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more bond girls, the better. >> what was your favorite one? >> hard to go against "gold finger.” >> yeah, "gold finger.” >> "casino royale" is a good one, as well. i got all the movies. i love them. finally, more big movie news. our parent company, disney, we may have mentioned that before, coming out with something new. "dumbo" has a new director. >> e! news has confirmed that tim burton will redirect the live-action reimagining of the disney 1941 animated classic. the 70th anniversary edition of the film, which was released four years ago. >> burton produced and co-wrote "the nightmare before christmas.” directed "alice in wonderland" about five years ago. and this new live action version of dumbo is still in development. we're far from a release date. don't know what this would look like. his stuff is kind of dark. >> dark but i'm curious. >> how are you going to make it live? >> and "dumbo" really dark. >> maybe it won't be. >> maybe it won't be. coming up here, robbing the cradle.
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♪ that music is very "x-files"-esque. >> yeah. i like that shot, too, of the capitol. the subject of age, can be touchy for any woman, don't you think? >> yeah. see, watch. how old are you? >> one of hollywood's leading ladies is defying expectations. >> robin wright is opening up about the details of her relationship with a younger man. abc's dan harris, with the details. >> i should have never made you president. >> reporter: she may play the cold and calculating claire underwood in "house of cards," but the real-life robin wright, appears to be cuddly. the 48-year-old opening up in "vanity fair" about her new life
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with much younger flame ben foster. saying, i've never been happier in my life than i am today. he inspires me to be the best of myself. >> i can't do this. >> reporter: the 34-year-old actor known for roles in "x-men" and "3:10 to yuma," the couple was said to be engaged last january. after a brief split, reportedly, rekindled their romance earlier this year. and what about that 14-year age difference? wright telling "vanity fair," it took me a long time to grow up. love is possible as life is possible. plus, she adds, it's the best sex she ever had. from j. lo to demi, going younger appears to be a trend these days. especially in robin wright's circles. she was once married to sean penn, who is dating the much younger charlize theron. he is 54. she is 39. when it comes to dating younger, it's sean penn's ex who seems to be the queen.
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♪ living for love living for love ♪ >> reporter: yes, madonna. she is living for love in her new music video. but in real life, she has dated plenty of young men ever since penn. even this week, telling "the daily news," that older men are not dateable. saying, people who are older and more set in their ways, are probably not as adventurous as someone younger. in an industry obsessed with maintaining youth, apparently it's not just about botox, surgery and diets anymore. you also need to rob the cradle. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> rob the cradle. >> cougarlife.com. apparently 7 million people on that site. >> that's a real thing? >> a real thing. cougarlife.com. just in case. >> i'm not old enough to have a younger woman. >> an older woman? >> i don't want to be the younger guy. i want the younger woman. >> announcer: this is abc's
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good wednesday morning to you all. thank you for being here. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. here's some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now.” there's follow-up at the university of oklahoma. two members of the ousted fraternity have been expelled for allegedly taking leadership roles in the racist chant video. more details ahead. hillary clinton said she used a personal e-mail account instead of a government one because it was more convenient. republican critics promising a thorough investigation of the former secretary of state. the city of ferguson, missouri, and its city manager parted ways. it's called a mutual decision. but it follows a scathing justice department report of bias in several city departments. and police near denver have arrested an ex-husband after the words "my wife is a cheater" were spray-painted on her burning house. nobody was home at the time that house exploded.
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neighbors say, they haven't seen the wife and kids in weeks. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, march 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hello to you all. a lot of developments we got yesterday, out of oklahoma. that's where we begin this half hour. more serious fallout in that racist scandal at the university of oklahoma. >> two student leading that racist chant are now looking for new schools as their parents issue apologies. abc's ryan owens has the latest. >> reporter: two young men seen leading this racist chant have been expelled from the university of oklahoma. the school's president sent this letter, saying their actions create a hostile educational environment for others. this man has been identified as parker rice by his jesuit prep school in dallas. his friend, matt lopez, tells us, he is already back in texas and will not be returning. >> he's not a racist.
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he's really not. he compromised his morality for the liking of his friends. >> reporter: the fraternity has been kicked off campus. frat brothers must be out of this house. >> embarrassed? >> extremely. >> reporter: but students we've spoke to say they heard that chant on campus before. and william bruce james, one of only two black members in the history of this sae chapter, says the punishment fits. >> i don't consider them my brothers. i don't think they were deserving of the letters. >> reporter: others are jumping to the frat's defense, including their african-american cook, who just lost the job he had for 14 years. >> i think this is outrageous. >> reporter: and this house mother, appearing on the local news monday night, saying she's never heard that kind of racist talk around the house. hours later, this video emerges of her posted two years earlier. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: repeatedly using the "n" word, while singing along to a rap song using the same slur. she issued a statement saying
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she's not a racist. but completely understands how the video must appear in the context of events. the school president is making clear the two students expelled may not be the last. they're still going over that video, trying to identify people, including the sorority sisters seen cheering and chanting. ryan owens, abc news, norman, oklahoma. the judge in the boston marathon bombing trial, dzhokhar tsaranev, ended testimony early yesterday to see the boat where tsarnaev hid from the police days after the attack. court prosecutors showed parts of a message that tsaranev wrote on the boat's wall. in part, it said, quote, the u.s. government is killing our innocent civilians. then, we muslims are one body. you hurt one, you hurt us all. and finally, i don't like killing innocent people. it is forbidden in islam. it is due to -- and that's when the message is interrupted by a bullet hole. but it concludes, it is allowed. hillary clinton now.
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she says looking back, probably was a mistake to exclusively use her private e-mail when she served as secretary of state. but she rejects accusations that she created a security risk of violated the law. she said it was the right thing to eliminate personal e-mail before turning over her official communications to the state department. >> no one wants their personal e-mails made public. and i think most people understand that and respect that privacy. >> she said there were about 60,000 e-mails sent and received. and about half of those were personal e-mails. she says she has deleted those. republicans reject her argument, however, saying if it's public e-mail, they should have access to it. a manager at a v.a. hospital in indianapolis has been removed from her job after sending an e-mail mocking the veterans she and her team are supposed to be helping. robin paul is on administrative leave pending an investigation. she allegedly sent her staff pictures of a toy elf, pleading for anxiety medication and appearing to hang himself. the hospital director called the
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e-mail totally unacceptable. president obama is going to the v.a. hospital at the heart of last summer's scandal. he and the secretary of veterans affairs will meet at the medical center in phoenix. reports last summer revealed that dozens of veterans died awaiting treatment there. and similar problems were found at other v.a. clinics. battle on capitol hill of the talks with iran are heating up. the gop says congress should be consulted. both accuse the other of violating tradition. abc's karen travers with more. >> reporter: another battle is brewing between the white house and congress. 47 republicans senators sent a letter to the leaders of iran, weighing in on the nuclear deal the obama administration's negotiating. the letter states, you may not fully understand our constitutional system. we will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear weapons program that is not approved by the congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between president obama and ayatollah khomeini.
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>> it's about the worst thing i've seen since i've been here, to be candid with you. >> reporter: the white house is firing back. calling the letter reckless. and accusing republicans of violating long standing rules of diplomacy. in a fiery statement, vice president biden called the republicans' message misleading. and said it's not only false, it's dangerous. iran's foreign minister weighed in. tweeting, it seems that the authors not only do not understand international law but are not cognizant of the nuances of their own constitution when it comes to presidential powers and foreign policy. >> the recent letter from republican senators was out of step with the best traditions of american leadership. and one has to ask, what was the purpose of this letter? >> we're simply trying to say that congress has a constitutional role to approve any deal to make sure that iran never gets a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: some legal scholars say the republican senators may
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have broken a centuries' old law, that prevents u.s. citizens from corresponding with governments. but it's highly unlikely they will ever be punished. karen travers, abc news, news. washington. republican senator rand paul joined with democrats kirsten gillibrand and cory booker, authoring a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in the 23 states where it's already legal. it would allow doctors to prescribe pot. and would allow banks to offer accounts to marijuana dispensaries. technology strikes again. that has an indiana lawmaker apologizing for his poor judgment. he issued an apologizing after a report saying he sent naked pictures and a gift to a woman. that woman is sydney leathers. you may recall her because she was the recipient of sexual messages from anthony weiner two years ago.
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he says he is committed to building trust with his family and constituents. a jury in los angeles -- we'll turn to now. i had to stop and make sure i was hearing you read that story correctly. >> i know. you did hear it. >> all right. a jury in l.a., now, we turn to this. robin thicke, pharrell williams and marvin gaye situation. well, it turns out that a jury is not siding with those guys. finding that the two copied parts of marvin gaye's 1977 hit "got to give it up," for their song, "blurred lines.” the two must pay marvin gaye's family more than $7 million in damages. >> right now, i feel free. free from pharrell williams and robin thicke's chains. and what they tried to keep on us. and the lies that were told.
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>> the verdict ends more than a year's worth of legal maneuvers between robin thicke and gaye's estate. they were seeking $25 million in damages. well, television personality montel williams is taking a stand against predatory lending. the former daytime talk show host is refusing to be a pitchman for payday lender money mutual. the las vegas-based lender has been blasted with a $2 million penalty by regulators. they say it targeted low-income new yorkers with short-term loans with interest rates. some topping 1,300%. britain newest cruise ship is ready to sail after a royal blessing. queen elizabeth did the honors yesterday. she just pushed the button that sent a magnum of champagne crashing -- >> that's not right. come on. >> aren't you supposed to walk up to it? >> i didn't expect her to be so high-tech. >> she hit a button. and the magnum flew.
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and it crashed against the bowe. the ship is 1,100 feet long and can carry 5,000 folks. it has 13 bars, was a detail that whoever wrote this knew i might be most interested in. there you go. i didn't know they did that. is that how they do them all now? you hit a button? >> i remember kate middleton smashing it herself. >> there you go. how about weather now? flooding and downpours -- that was a great shot. flooding downpours in the deep south. rain is in the forecast for the northwest and northern california. warmer everywhere, especially the northeast. >> 50s in new york and boston. 70s in l.a. and atlanta. 80s in miami and phoenix. 49 in chicago. 56 in minneapolis and seattle. seattle, here's a story about a four-legged friend there. not talking about a dog that rides the bus alone. >> we're talking about amy, a 6-month-old pig, who mailed an impression at the seattle kennel club dog show. amy's owner has her taking obedience classes. and she says there's nothing amy can't learn to do. >> the only requirement amy had
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to meet before being allowed to take the classes is she had to be housebroken. she is. in addition to that, her owner says she's affectionate and cute. if you say so. move along. how a new documentary series about how a cross-dressing real estate mogul acquitted of murder is leading to a new investigation. also ahead, quick thinking by two police officers approaching a car that smelled of marijuana. how the fast action saved their own lives. and later, the latest version of the age-old classic "cinderella," introduced to a new generation. our movie preview later on "world news now.” >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by just for men auto stop. and pretty much haven't stopped since. i don't really think about my hair too much... but, i started going gray kind of early... and it's just not me.
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he's been linked to three deaths dating back to the '80s but never been convicted. >> now, police are reopening the investigation into one of those killings thanks to an hbo documentary called "the jinx.” abc's ryan smith has the details. >> reporter: he's the eccentric new york real estate scion that's made national headlines as a suspect in three deaths since 1982. cross-dressing and skipping bail along the way. he was arrested for the murder of a neighbor in galveston, texas, in 2001. claiming self-defense, he was acquitted. >> the jury find the defendant, robert durst, not guilty. >> reporter: his story profiled in the current hbo documentary series "the jinx.” >> did not tell the truth. nobody tells the whole truth. >> reporter: has robert durst jinxed himself? abc news learning the 71-year-old facing a reopened investigation in los angeles, into the 2000 murder of his former friend, susan berman, an investigation that could be bolstered by the show itself. like this never-before-seen
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letter that berman's stepson says durst sent to her a year before her death. >> it was clear enough that i might be dancing with the devil. he says the letter appears similar to an anonymous note sent to police the day berman died. a letter authorities say only berman's killer could have written. >> the address written on the front is exactly like the cadaver note, down to the misspelling of beverly. >> reporter: durst denies killing berman. >> i had nothing to do with susan berman's death. >> reporter: but police have long believed he had a motive. allegedly wanting to silence berman about yet another alleged crime he's long been suspected of, but never charged with. the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, kathleen, now declared dead. durst says he has no idea what happened to her, either. "jinx" director, andrew jarecki, speaking to "gma" about the series that wraps up sunday. >> what the audience will find when they get to the end of this is that they're not scratching their head. >> reporter: hbo says they're proud of the series. and equally fascinating to see
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what it may have. durst has no comment. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> i haven't seen it. but it's fascinating. seen the promos about it. and to think this could get him back. a lot of people say he got away with murder. so, why would you even -- a documentary might get him back in court. >> there's a podcast called serial. and it's a similar concept. have you heard that? >> i heard a lot. haven't seen it. >> a lot of people into that. coming up, wild, saving moments caught on tape. life-saving moments. >> you're seeing part of it. >> a police officer hopping into a car with a suspect trying to escape. the scene on dash cam video. you'll see all of it, next. >> ann
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bold cops. nick bohr, from our milwaukee station, has the story. >> this is 76 and layton and the vitamin shoppe lot. >> reporter: it started with a greenfield officer suspicious of a car parked with the engine running. >> he's on patrol. and seeing a car with the lights on at 2:15 in the morning. >> reporter: the police chief shows me what happened next, as the officer smelling marijuana, questions the man through the open passenger side door. and the driver throws the car into reverse. let's watch that again. as the officer's forced to jump into the car to avoid being run over. >> they're fighting in the car. he's half in the front seat, half in the backseat. he's trying to gain control of the shift lever and the suspect because the suspect is fighting with him while they're -- while the car is flying across the parking lot. >> reporter: the officer can be heard battling with the driver. and he crashes, seconds later.
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still in the parking lot, and the suspect is arrested. in the light of day, it's easier to see. here's the parking lot where he was before he backed up in the squad. there's pieces of the taillight before he sped off in the parking lot. this is an unarmed suspect. and you know, had the officer not been able to gain control of the car, he would have had to resort to deadly force. >> reporter: the driver, even the taylor of milwaukee, leaves in cuffs. the officer suffered head and leg injuries. wasn't seriously hurt in a literal fight for his life. in greenfield, nick bohr, wisn 12 news. >> they face several charges including cocaine possession. >> gives you a little glimpse of what they deal with. every police stop, it's a dangerous mystery. you don't know what's in that car, what that person might be up to. police officers, this gives you a good look. >> a very good point. you forget about law enforcement. they never really know what could be behind that corner or that car. >> every, single stop.
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sets and the costumes. and the types of actors in it and ken directing. it's been just so wonderful. >> i'm just kind of excited about my niece, my baby niece, watching the film and seeing her uncle be the prince. >> they're all looking at you. >> believe me, they're all looking at you. >> reporter: richard says dancing in "cinderella" was more difficult than his "game of thrones" swordfighting scenes. he trained on the dance floor for months. and he believed the moviemakers created the perfect arena. >> we built that ballroom. there's 2,000 lit candles in the scene. there's 600 extras in costume and dancers performing. it was magical being there. >> reporter: and there was the swarovski crystal glass slipper. did you wear it? or was it movie magic? >> it's movie magic. yeah. it sort of breaks my heart every time i say it. i feel like it shatters the illusion, that prince charming
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is looking for the girl because it didn't fit my foot. i don't think it fits any human foot. >> they're made of glass. >> and you find they're really comfortable. >> reporter: comfortable because they're computer-generated when you see them on her feet. cinderella looks perfect at the ball until midnight. as for lily -- what does cinderella wear if i knock at your door at 10:00 in the morning on a saturday? >> she's definitely in bed. so, nothing. >> reporter: this is george pennacchio reporting for abc news. >> oh, she's cute. >> she was a good pick. a good choice. >> true or false, cinderella in the animated original was a blonde? >> i go with true. >> false, a redhead. >> in the animated original? >> in the original. but merchandising turned her blonde. people seem to think blondes have more fun. never spend the day in the life of a brunette or a redhead. >> you have a pretty good time.
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this morning on "world news now," speaking out. in a rare news conference, hillary clinton is breaking her silence about the personal e-mail account she used as secretary of state. >> no one wants their personal e-mails made public. >> her explanation, the republican criticism and the fallout for a potential presidential candidate. apology. the damage control and excuses after a racist chant by university of oklahoma students is recorded on camera. is saying sorry enough? and later, frightening kidnapping. reported scenes of a man running down the street with a small child in his arms. >> what did you do? >> i ran and screamed. >> one family's horrifying lesson. and parents who are counting their blessings this morning. it's wednesday, march 11th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hey. good morning on this wednesday. i'm reena ninan. i'm trying to keep him under control. >> if there's any morning you want to be here, you need to be here for this one. y'all need to hang on for the ride. it's not working today. >> we have strong opinions before the show. >> yes. and everybody is talking about the hillary clinton thing. she's going to get the criticism no matter what. but it is possible that it's something as innocuous as what many of us do. you know what? i don't want a new e-mail. i don't want another device. i'm going to use my old one. it's possible it's that simple. but with the clintons, it never is. >> no. and come on. i have two right here. sandy doesn't like it when i have them. our director doesn't like it when i have it on the table. but a lot of us have two. a lot of us have three. >> she didn't want two. i understand. she didn't want to carry two.
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talking about reaction now. hillary clinton, gave an explanation for using private e-mails as secretary of state. it was just that simple, she wanted to use one device. >> republicans were quick to pounce on that explanation, circulating videos which appear to show clinton with two devices. clinton acknowledged of deleting e-mails that were purely personal. her work e-mail will be posted online. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: it was a matter of convenience. that's hillary clinton's explanation for using a private e-mail address for all of her government business while she was secretary of state. >> looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two e-mail accounts. i thought using one device would be simpler. and obviously, it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: clinton waited nearly two years after leaving office to turn over 55,000 pages of e-mails to the state department, which will make them
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public. but clinton admits, she deleted her private messages. >> no one wants their personal e-mails made public. and i think most people understand that. and respect that privacy. >> reporter: in a news conference at the u.n., the former secretary of state insisted she never e-mailed classified information. and defended using a private e-mail server in her home. >> it had numerous safeguards. it was on property guarded by the secret service. and there were no security breaches. >> reporter: but some say this could be considered a breach of trust for potential voters, if clinton runs for president in 2016. >> this under scores a storyline that has long been difficult for the clintons. there seems to be drama. the idea that she needed special rules for her e-mail. >> reporter: she did not comment on a potential run. and wouldn't explain why president obama didn't find out she was solely using her
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personal e-mail while in office until last week. t.j. and reena? >> marci, thanks so much. the debate is heating up on our facebook page. add your comments at wnnfans.com. a chairman of a house committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in benghazi, libya, says he will call clinton to appear before his committee. at least twice. the congressman said one appearance is needed to clear up clinton's role in using personal e-mail to conduct official business. the committee wants to establish it has a complete record of clinton's tenure, that includes the benghazi attacks. the city manager of ferguson, missouri, is out. john shaw is leaving, amid a justice scathing report that shows a racial bias. both are under the city manager. the city clerk was fired. and a judge and two police officers resigned since that report. there is a new development in the house cleaning under way at the university of oklahoma. some members of that fraternity kicked out over that video of that racist chant. have now been expelled.
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abc's karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: new fallout in the aftermath of that racist chant video, as members of the sigma alpha epsilon fraternity packed up and moved out. embarrassed? >> extremely. news that two young men will not just look for a new place to live, they will be looking for a new school. the president of the university of oklahoma, expelled the two students who were identified as playing a leadership role in the video. one of the men, identified as parker rice. his friends say rice is back home in texas and won't be coming back to o.u. >> he's not a racist. he's really not. he compromised his morality for the liking of his friends. >> reporter: the second expelled student was identified as levi pettitte. his parents put out a statement saying he made a horrible mistake and will live with the consequences forever. some students say the chant is part of sae's racist legacy.
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william bruce james an alumnus and only one of two black members in this history of this chapter said he was shocked by the video. >> i don't consider them my brothers. i don't think they were deserving of the letters. >> reporter: oklahoma's president said there will be zero tolerance for threatening, racist behavior. and the investigation of what happened on that bus will continue. he suggested that others could be disciplined or expelled, depending on what school officials learn. karen travers, abc news, washington. the judge in the boston marathon bombing trial ended testimony early to see the boat where tsaranev was found. days after the attack. he is considering whether or not the jurors will get a look at it as well. in part, a message that tsaranev wrote, the u.s. government is killing our innocent civilians. we muslims are one body. you hurt one, you hurt us all.
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finally, it also says now, i don't like killing innocent people. it is forbidden in islam -- the but due to the -- the message is interrupted by a bullet hole. concludes, it is allowed. a legal victory for silvio berlusconi. the country's highest court has upheld an acquittal that berlusconi paid a prostitute for sex and tried to use influence to cover it up. berlusconi and the young woman known as ruin-- ruby denied ever having sex. he could have faced seven years in prison if the conviction stood. investigators are picking through the wreckage of two helicopters trying to figure out the cause of yesterday's deadly collision. the two choppers collided and burst into flames after takeoff. a short time after takeoff. this is during the taping of a reality show. all ten people were killed including the two pilots, three french athletes among them. and also eight french nationals. today marks four years since
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the devastating earthquake and tsunami in japan. the magnitude 9 jolt killed nearly 16,000 people and destroyed more than 250,000 buildings, including at the fukushima power plant. a robot will venture into that plant to investigate the damage. today, debris from the devastation is washing up on shores thousands of miles away. in california, a dire warning about a future earthquake disaster. scientists say in the next 30 years, there's a 99% chance that california will be rocked by a 6.7 jolt similar to the 1994 north ridge disaster. the chances of a more massive 8 jolt are only about 7%. instant thaw from the warmup in t northeast is causing problems. from ice hitting cars to giant ice chunks washing up on shore. the mean season is not over just yet. abc's ginger zee reports. >> reporter: shattering into early spring.
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a sheet of ice demolishing the windshield of a parked car. it slid off a roof. the chunks of ice falling off buildings, smashing through cars. the march sun, busting through the snowy shell of what was a hard winter. that epic 100-plus inches is now only a dirty foot or so around boston. farther south in kentucky, after that heavy march snow, a drenching rain flooding streets in louisville. on cape cod, the chunks of ice taller than most people are melting too. temperatures here reach the upper 40s and 50s. the icebergs are shrinking. many people will boast above-average temperatures coast-to-coast. you can see the numbers there. rapid city, south dakota, 25 degrees above average. and now, the nation at only 19.3% snow coverage. that's the least amount of snow we've seen since mid-december. ginger zee, abc news, massachusetts. bad day on wall street yesterday. the dow jones industrial average fell more than 300 points. s&p more than 35.
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there's a quality plea and a fine for contamination there's a guilty plea and a fine for contamination in a medicine made for kids. the company that makes children's tylenol and motrin will pay a $25 million fine for selling products that contain metal particles. and the prosecutor says the company should have mixed the manufacturing problem more quickly. the drugmaker and prosecutors say no one was injured. turning to a toddler grabbed out of a stroller in broad daylight. surveillance video shows the man running away with the child in his arms. >> the brother and sister chased after him. abc's neal karlinsky on the rescue and search now for the suspect. >> a man grabbed a 2-year-old baby child. and was running with it. and the little kid started screaming. >> reporter: you're watching the terrifying video of a kidnapping in progress. a man running with a toddler he just snatched. seconds later, you see the toddler's sister chasing him. and behind, the brother with the empty stroller. >> we got the baby. he's okay. >> reporter: 22-month-old owen
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wright is safe and sound with his family. thanks to his brave brother and sister. 8-year-old and 10-year-old tell us a man tried to make friends with them at the playground before grabbing little owen and running. their babysitter left them alone for a few minutes when it happened. what did you think when you saw him grab your brother? >> i thought he was going to kidnap him. >> reporter: weren't you scared? >> yeah. >> reporter: what did you do? >> i ran. and screamed. >> reporter: weren't you afraid to be chasing after a bad guy? >> no. i was chasing him so i could get him back. >> reporter: the suspect put owen down in an alley and took off. >> i'm very lucky that i still have my son owen with me. >> reporter: here in the park where it all started, police are on the lookout for that would-be kidnapper chased off by some brave kids. neal karlinsky, abc news, washington. >> i'm glad that had a good ending.
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>> the kids, the siblings, it could have been so -- it could have been horrible. >> absolutely. every parent's worst nightmare. coming up, "blurred lines" no more. pharrell and robin thicke forced to pay out millions to -- marvin gaye's family over a hit song. what might have swayed the jury's decision? laser pointer takedown. pilots blinded in the cockpit. police tracking down the suspects from the air. how they are fighting back. you are watching "world news now." .
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♪ ♪ ♪ i know you want it ♪ you know that song. you know it well. you danced to it a time or two. you just can't get it out of your head. you probably think you heard it before. maybe you have. it's inspired by marvin gaye's
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"got to give it up." maybe a little too much at first. what a jury decided yesterday. awarding gaye's family $7.5 million. linz i davis has the story. >> reporter: in the case of the smash hit "blurred lines" the line's blurred no more. >> i'm so filled with emotion right now. it's hard to get the words out. this was a miracle. >> reporter: a jury ruling against pharrell williams and robin thicke, saying they copied a marvin gaye classic. see if you hear any similarities. first, "blurred lines.” then, gaye's "got to give it up.” ♪ on the stand, singer robin thicke, seen here outside the california court, reiterated his admiration for gaye's music in his vh 1 interview. >> one of my favorite songs of all-time was marvin gaye's got to give it up. we tried to get a little groove
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like that going. >> reporter: jurors heard gaye's song, played off sheet music. to compare the beat. apparently, it struck a chord. they're awarding gaye's family a portion of the $17 million profit for blurred lines. legal analysts say this verdict sends a loud message to the music industry. >> i think this is going to lead any musician inspired by another song to think twice. this is a big ruling. >> reporter: the attorney for the gaye family says the family has the right to ask the court to prohibit future sales of "blurred lines.” a spokesperson for pharrell says this is a horrible precedence. for music and that he and thicke are weighing their options. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> this happens a lot. sometimes it's by accident you say you're influenced. something and sometimes it comes off. and the jury says, flat-out stealing. >> it's a great song. i hope they don't cancel the song. >> you can't stop that song. that's a good song, though. >> it is. coming up, a biker gang up to some good, saving something
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it worked out. >> are you looking for a dog? >> no. you know i don't do dogs. >> i know you don't. >> i had a bad experience. let's turn, now -- one of these days. let's go to this video. you fly, you sit down. you know what? turn that audio up for me. check this lady out. ♪ ♪ >> she's got moves. >> this is a flight attendant. we don't know a lot about her. i think this is during the preflight instructions they give you. and she gave them a little song and dance with "up town funk.” we don't have any information. somebody posted it. and we don't know what it is. >> do we know that outfit? anybody identify that outfit? >> is it delta. jetblue. >> she had a little funk. >> she's got good moves. impressive. a sprayable -- there's a sprayable device you can use to help you with insomnia.
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this morning on "world news now," hillary clinton's e-mail explanation. her rare news conference. the tough questions about her private account. and why this controversy isn't going anywhere. disturbing evidence. prosecutors in the boston bombing trial reveal notes written by dzhokhar tsaranev while he was hiding from police. the latest testimony. why court was dismissed early. pilots injured. laser lights pointed into cockpits harming the crew's eyes. the latest incident and the big crackdown. and later in "the skinny," catwalk comedy. the fashion farce in paris, starring ben stiller and owen wilson. and their zany "zoolander" roles. is this a hint to a movie sequel? it's wednesday, march 11th. ♪
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>> announcer: from abc news. this is "world news now". good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. no surprise here, republicans not buying what hillary clinton's selling. >> we're not surprised by that. >> not surprised. she tried yesterday to explain things, but republicans have some skepticism about her explanation for the private e-mail account she used when she was secretary of state. >> and this morning, clinton is facing more questions, when she said she was using one device for her personal and professional correspondence. and that was simpler for her. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: a full week after the story broke, hillary clinton finally explained why she never used government e-mail as secretary of state. it simply wasn't convenient. >> looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two e-mail accounts. i thought using one device would be simpler. obviously, it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: a crush of reporters turned out for what was mrs. clinton's first full
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press conference in over two years. her responses were careful. she often looked at notes. insisting the only e-mails she deleted were purely personal. >> they had nothing to do with work. i didn't see any reason to keep them. >> reporter: state department regulations clearly state employees must turn over any e-mails from private accounts that relate to official business. why did you not go along with state department rules until nearly two years after you left office? >> the laws and regulations in effect, when i was secretary of state allowed me to use my e-mail for work. >> reporter: why did you wait to turn the e-mails over? the rules say you have to turn them over. >> secretary clinton? >> i would be happy to have somebody talk to you about the rules. i fully complied with every rule i was governed by. >> reporter: mrs. clinton also insisted she never e-mailed classified information. and her server at home in chappaqua, new york, was secure.
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>> it had numerous safeguards. it was on property guarded by the secret service. and there were no security breaches. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, new york. the head of the house committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in benghazi, libya, says he plans to call former secretary of state clinton to appear before his committee at least twice. south carolina republican trey goudy says the committee needs to clear up clinton's use of the personal e-mail account she was using during those attacks. hillary clinton is also leading the counterattacks on the iran nuclear negotiations. they're objecting to a letter signed by dozens of senate republicans warning iran any deal with the obama administration could be temporary. the republicans say such agreement needs congressional approval to have weight. democrats say the letter undercuts the administration at the bargaining table. >> the recent letter from republican senators was out of step with the best traditions of american leadership.
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and one has to ask, what was the purpose of this letter? >> we're simply trying to say that congress has a constitutional role to approve any deal to make sure that iran never gets a nuclear weapon. >> tom cotton, a first-term senator from arkansas wrote the letter. gop leaders say president obama is going against bipartisan tradition on foreign policy by not including congress in the talks. some signs that iraqi forces are in control of large parts of saddam hussein's home city of tikrit. video showed thick smoke was billowing in the distance. iraqi forces and shiite militia in the area. footage showed a rocket launcher firing towards a target. the battle is a key test for the iraqi forces trying to win back strongholds from isis. after days of testimony from boston marathon bombing victims and witnesses, jurors have now been shown evidence from the scene where dzhokhar tsaranev was captured. most riveting, the handwritten note that was found inside the boat where he was hiding. abc's tom llamas reports.
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>> reporter: in court, dzhokhar tsaranev was forced to relive this moment, when a police helicopter infrared camera showed him trapped hiding in a boat, bleeding. prosecutors showing jurors these pictures of the bullet riddled blood streaks from the inside that boat where tsaranev wrote what sounds like an epitaph. the u.s. government is killing our innocent civilians. scrawled in pencil, surprisingly neat. and, we muslims are one body. you hurt one, you hurt us all. and this key statement, although missing words because of a bullet hole, a possible confession. i don't like killing innocent people. it is forbidden in islam. but due -- it is allowed. prosecutors argue those words bolster their argument. tsaranev was a committed terrorist. the judge abruptly ended court so he could personally examine that boat. tsarnaev's lawyers want the jurors to see it up close. so they can see all of the bullet holes.
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the thinking, the jurors will have sympathy on him and spare him the death penalty. tom llamas, abc news, boston. months before another high-profile federal trial, the man at the center of a facebook fraud has disappeared. this man removed his electronic monitoring device and left his home near buffalo. he was hired by mark zuckerberg in 2003 for some coding work. he argues that according to their agreement, he owns half of facebook. zuckerberg said he altered that agreement. two members of the ousted fraternity at the university of oklahoma have been expelled from school. the president of the university says the two played a leadership role in the racist chant video. parker rice is now said to be back home in texas, after issuing an apology. the second student, levi pettitte, says he made a horrible mistake and will live with the consequences forever. three workers are dead after an oil rig explosion in west texas.
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a relative says they were all members of the same family, working on a pulling unit, which removes obstructions in a drilling well and increases the flow of oil. there's no word, yet, on the cause of the accident. and police near denver says a suspected arsonist all but signed his work. my wife is a cheater was a found spray-painted on a home that exploded and burned. the occupants of a home, a woman and her children, were not home at the time. neighbors say they hadn't seen them in weeks. the woman's ex-husband has been charged with arson. there were no injuries. with higher than normal temperatures in massachusetts, problems over, right? no more weather issues. not the case exactly. here's the new problem. huge chunks of ice are washing to shore on cape cod beaches. and also passing through the canal there. and blocks of ice are falling off buildings throughout the state, injuring people in some cases. you saw the damage to cars there. and fears of flooding from the melting snow. rain and melting in kentucky, as the rivers are rising. got some deer on the move.
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dozens were seeking higher ground, as the ohio river -- you see that? the ohio river flooded. the police decided to close a busy road. so the deer could get across safely. many had been hit by cars in the last few days as they fled the floodwaters. >> is that like eight families making way? >> that's every deer in the state. >> every deer in the state crossed through there. >> they hang together. they're tight. >> if you see one deer on the highway, you have to slow down. there's usually more. >> somebody's around. >> that was a whole state of them. in today's forecast, flooding and heavy rains from new orleans to jackson, mississippi. rain in the pacific northwest. temperatures rising to 15 degrees above normal in the midwest and around the great lakes. warmest weather in the northeast in three months. >> 60s in d.c., kansas. 70s in l.a. and atlanta. 80s in miami and phoenix. we got a great athlete here to tell you about. incredible guy. they call him the world's fittest old-age -- pensioner. >> people that get their pensions. >> he's a pensioner.
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>> you wouldn't know because you're 80 years away from that. >> not that far around the corner. an old-aged pensioner. >> pensioner. >> yeah. >> what was the official title? fittest. retired dentist from england. dr. charles yukster. >> in his black and white outfit. he set a record for his age group for the 200 meter dash. his age group, 95 and older. he is a spry 95 years old. as you can see right there. >> okay. this is some of the most impressive video i've seen in a long time. he did the 200 meter in 55 seconds, roughly. that's a full 2.4 seconds faster than the previous record, which has stood for about two years. that 95-year-old was booking. you can do that at 95? >> he doesn't look 95. look at him there. >> he doesn't look like he's sucking air. this is awesome. this is my favorite -- >> this is your favorite of the day. he's a rower and a bodybuilder.
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pretty impressive, huh? >> wow. >> we should invite him on set and have him do a workout with us, right? >> i'm not going to get shown up by a 95-year-old guy. we have "the skinny" coming your way. all right, jack. we got it. jack's still clapping over there. >> jack's excited. >> we're going to look at another new bond girl. and there's questions. is she as sexy as the rest of the bond girls? and later, robin wright, who plays a high-powered character on "house of cards," tells us how her younger boyfriend is inspiring her. you're watching "world news now.” >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer wet jet. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer wet jet. i'm jerry bell the second. and i'm jerry bell the third. i'm like a big bear and he's my little cub. this little guy is non-stop. he's always hanging out with his friends. you've got to be prepared to sit at the edge of your seat and be ready to get up. there's no "deep couch sitting." definitely not good for my back.
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♪ transportation safety board has issued a summary of the plane crash that injured actor harrison ford last week. but it doesn't point to what caused the engine failure of ford's vintage world war ii plane, forcing it to crash into a golf course in santa monica. as for ford's condition, his son, ben, has tweeted that his father is battered but okay. a new incident involving a laser pointed at airplanes, this time over la guardia airport. in new york. three pilots suffered eye injuries. >> airport investigators put the call out, with the police taking to the air and tracking down the suspect. abc's gio benitez has more. >> reporter: listen as police report a frightening incident. >> the laser, those pilots are being hit with the laser. >> reporter: this laser, in fact, allegedly in the hands of a 36-year-old new york city man, sending a blinding beam into
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aircraft cockpits. four planes targeted around la guardia airport. >> they're flashing that laser now, and it's actually just slight i west of where you are now. >> reporter: the worst incident, an air canada plane was taking off, with 69 passengers aboard. the pilot, hit in the eyes with that laser. sustaining injuries, treated when he landed in toronto. police on patrol in a helicopter, calling in after spotting the beam, also ending up with eye injuries. but tracking the laser to this apartment. the officers now speaking to abc news. >> these are high-powered, very dangerous lasers. >> it hit my eyes and temporarily blinded me. >> reporter: what did that feel like? >> it felt like sand. like sand in the eyes. >> reporter: the motives are a mystery. but there are, on average, 11 laser incidents a day like this. up 1,100% in a decade. and as this fbi demonstration shows, what starts as a pinpoint of light, bursts inside a cockpit, potentially blinding pilots. and the motives are a mystery.
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there are 11 incidents a day like this. now, that suspect faces serious assault and endangerment charges. he could face years in prison. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> police knocked on the door. and the mom, found a $50 laser on top of the fridge. mom let them in. 50 bucks. that's all it took. coming up here next, the big surprise at fashion week in paris. "zoolander" is back. they're so hot. and the dance party event of the year, growing even bigger. we'll tell you what it's all about, next in "the skinny.” >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ what? ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ what? all right. let's start with the big headline coming out of the paris fashion week. it really doesn't have much to do with fashion, though. >> yeah. it's about "zoolander," the beloved cult comedy from 2001 starring ben stiller and owen wilson, getting a sequel. revealed on the runway at the valentino show. the duo walked out in full character. there's zoolander and his rival hansel. they posed in their trademark looks.
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remember that blue steel? >> yeah. >> he showed some maturity. able to make that left turn. look at this. you all remember this. if you haven't seen this movie, it's a good friday, saturday night, i have nothing else to do. you'll love it. >> my gosh, this is just wonderful. will ferrell has reportedly signed on for "zoolander 2.” and roo repricing his role. paramount pictures has confirmed that the film will be released on february 12th of next year. >> i'm looking forward to that one. >> you're a big fan. >> it was ridiculous. it was fun to watch, though. returning, now, to what is shaping up to be the dance party of the year. we have the update on the so-called dancing man party. this guy was mocked for dancing and enjoying himself. now, he's become a social media icon. cassandra fairbanks started a campaign to find the dancing man who we have learned is a guy named sean from london. >> the party has pharrell, moby signed on. and sean can dance freely without any judgment. and this lovely lady, former "dancing with the stars" pro,
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cheryl burke, she'll actually be choreographing sean's dance. >> burke said she would love to dance with sean, give him tips, considering she worked for 18 seasons on "dancing with the stars.” she had two championship wins in there. sean is apparently going to be in good hands. >> this is sweet revenge. for all the haters. >> i want to go to this party. >> why don't we have an invite? oh, boy. there's big news this morning for james bond fans. >> i'm a huge fan. filming for the 24th bond movie is taking place ahead of its release date in november. >> two bond girls have been cast to star opposite daniel craig, including monica bellucci, and lea seydoux. producers have tweeted out news of casting of a third. likely final bond girl, mexican actress, stephanie sigman. >> she will play estrella, nothing else is known about her character. she was the lead in the oscar-nominated "miss bala” four years ago. and her television appearances "the bridge.” there you go. more bond girls, the better.
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>> what was your favorite one? >> hard to go against "gold finger." >> yeah. "goldfinger." >> "casino royale" is a good one, as well. i got all the movies. i love them. finally, more big movie news. our parent company, disney, we may have mentioned that before, coming out with something new. "dumbo" has a new director. >> e! news has confirmed that tim burton will direct the live-action reimagining of the disney 1941 animated classic. the 70th anniversary edition of the film, which was released four years ago. >> burton produced and co-wrote "the nightmare before christmas.” directed "alice in wonderland" about five years ago. and this new live action version of dumbo is still in development. we're far from a release date. don't know what this would look like. his stuff is kind of dark. >> dark but i'm curious. to see how it turns out. >> how are you going to make it live? >> and "dumbo" really dark. >> maybe it won't be. >> maybe it won't be. coming up here, robbing the cradle.
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♪ ♪ that music is very "x-files"-esque. >> yeah. i like that shot, too, of the capitol. the subject of age, can be touchy for any woman, don't you think? >> yeah. see, watch. how old are you? see. >> one of hollywood's leading ladies is defying expectations. >> robin wright is opening up about the details of her relationship with a younger man. abc's dan harris, with the details. >> i should have never made you president. >> reporter: she may play the cold and calculating claire underwood in "house of cards," but the real-life robin wright, appears to be cuddly. the 48-year-old opening up in "vanity fair" about her new life with much younger flame ben foster.
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saying, i've never been happier in my life than i am today. he inspires me to be the best of myself. >> i can't do this. >> reporter: the 34-year-old actor known for roles in "x-men" and "3:10 to yuma," the couple reportedly connected with wright in 2011. the couple was said to be engaged last january and after a brief split reportedly rekindled their romance earlier this year. and what about that 14-year age difference? wright telling "vanity fair," it took me a long time to grow up. love is possible as life is possible. plus, she adds, it's the best sex she ever had. from j. lo to demi, going younger appears to be a trend these days. especially in robin wright's circles. she was once married to sean penn, who is dating the much younger charlize theron. he is 54. she is 39. when it comes to dating younger, it's sean penn's ex who seems to be the queen.
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♪ living for love living for love ♪ >> reporter: yes, madonna. she is living for love in her new music video. but in real life, she has dated plenty of young men ever since penn. even this week, telling "the daily news," that older men are not dateable. saying, people who are older and more set in their ways, are probably not as adventurous as someone younger. in an industry obsessed with maintaining youth, apparently it's not just about botox, surgery and diets anymore. you also need to rob the cradle. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> rob the cradle. >> cougarlife.com. apparently 7 million people on that site. >> that's a real thing? >> a real thing. cougarlife.com. just in case. >> i'm not old enough to have a younger woman. >> an older woman? >> i don't want to be the younger guy. i want the younger woman. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. nnouncer: this is abc's
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