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on the heels of the premiere of the explosive hbo documentary on scientology, another religion is now under fire. >> the flds is a mormon splinter group that still practices polygamy but apparently that's just the tip of the iceberg. according to a former police chief who's speaking out about how he was forced to become a church foot soldier. >> we're "up all nightline" with abc's dan harris. >> reporter: thousands of flds members live here in two small towns straddling the border of utah and arizona. >> are you warren jeffs? >> yes. >> reporter: even though their prophet warren jeffs is doing life in prison for marrying and raping two 12-year-old girls he still allegedly controls every aspect of life here. >> obey the prophet when he speaks and you will be blessed. disobey him and it is death.
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>> reporter: now, however, a small but growing independence movement. a new public school, a subway, and the emergence of this man who used to be the top law man here. his name is helaman barlow. and he was the chief marshall in the joint force that patrols these twin towns. a position that placed him in close proximity to warren jeffs. helaman barlow has broken from the faith and is divulging what he says are church secrets to federal investigators who are suing the local governments accusing them of being controlled by the church. a charge local officials deny. as we mentioned there are signs of hope emerging in this community. that new public school, something jeffs had once banned. hundreds of children of former members are now getting a proper education. even though this community is slowly changing, it's still very
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tense and divided. >> can i get your name? >> reporter: listen to what this woman, one of the few flds members who agreed to speak to us had to say about warren jeffs. she believes the admitted pedophile is the victim of prejudice. >> is that the view of what is happening with the prophet that it is persecution? >> in my opinion, yes. >> do people feel he will come back? >> i do. >> you do. >> so where is all of this heading? barlow swings between optimism the community will slowly join mainstream america and dark pessimism about worst-case scenarios. do you think it has a potential to get ugly before it gets better? >> i do, very much so. when people realize this is broke and we got tricked. these people caused me to do this much harm to my own family. i think you cannot underestimate
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the kind of emotions and anger and violence that is possible in that scenario. >> reporter: for "nightline," this is dan harris on the utah/arizona border. >> wow. i imagine it takes quite a bit of courage for the former police chief to speak out against the religion and warren jeffs when he is still living in that small community. >> people ask why do so many still believe in the prophet because they don't know they are forbidden to read newspapers, listen to radio, watch tv and the only information they are given is from the pulpit. >> explains a lot. in the next half hour, a new twist in the case of the real life "gone girl." a woman who claims she was kidnapped and released. police say it was all a hoax. so who sent the 15-page manifesto claiming to be her kidnappers. a promise kept, 31 years later the terminator makes good on his threat that he'll be back. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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more than 30 years arnold schwarzenegger promised he'd be back and now he is again. >> arnold is making a comeback in the big screen in "terminator genesis" and quite a bit has happened since 1984. here's abc's nick watt. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: schwarzenegger keeps a promise. 31 years after the original, he is back for "terminator genesis." >> i'll be back. >> what? >> as far as i can tell from the unfinished clips they let me see, he is sent back to a time before the event of the 1984 original. >> sara connor. >> yes. >> this is the beauty about a film that involves time travelers you can go back and change the premise. >> as long as you have rules
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that make sense and stay within those rules. >> come with me if you want to live. >> reporter: joining arnold, terminator newbie emilia clarke of "game of thrones" fame. jason clarke as john connor and guy courtney is kyle reese. arnie is still the star of the franchise. >> second is the best, arnold. do we agree on that? >> i really can't say that. i think that the suite that i was in all three had their own personalities and interesting storylines. >> you didn't do the fourth. thank god. >> why is that? >> it sucked. [ laughter ] >> i have been waiting for you. >> in the fifth, arnie actually fights his younger self. >> i don't want to mention your age, but when i'm 67 i hope to be fat and enjoying myself.
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>> he said earlier, i didn't want to mention your age. then immediately after he mentioned age, think of that for a second. what kind of a person is that? who would do that? >> oh, dear, the terminator thinks i'm a bad person. change the subject. >> get down. is this the first of a new trilogy. >> yes. >> yes, it is. >> two more movies in the pipeline, arnie's going to be terminating in to his 70s. >> i'll be back, i'll be back. i'll be back. >> nick watt, abc news. oh, boy. >> i'll be back. that's three of only 58 total words that he said throughout the entire first film. >> another terminator fact, i didn't realize this, in that original film arnold schwarzenegger didn't want to say that. he didn't want to say i'll be back. he tried to convince the director to change that line. thankfully they did not. >> history. coming up the best of april fool's day so far.
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when you use promo code "go." that's promo code "go." call now! time for "the mix" now. a special april fool's day version of the mix. not just your friends, family and co-workers who plan to prank you. several major brands get in on it and every year they come up with products too ridiculous to be true. some of the favorites from last year, domino's pizza announcing the first edible pizza box. tropicana gave us an all pulp orange juice and spaghetti-o's said they were going to start selling spaghetti squares. again all of it not true. all of it not true. >> thankfully so. >> is this one real? >> we have some of these april fool's product ideas from this year. how about we take a look here at selfie shoes.
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can we see this one? these are women's shoes. apparently you can dock your cell phone in the front of them and don't need the selfie stick anymore. just lift a leg and there you go. a new picture with your besty. these would be priced at 199 a pair and possibly called shoefies. >> can we look for this product? is it real? >> it is not real. i don't believe. it could be real. it could be real. i mean -- if there's a demand for it. match.com, the country's largest on-line dating site claims to be launching a new service today. if you are having no luck finding a living mate, perhaps a dead one will work. the service for match beyond, dating service for all living, dead and in between is billed as the place to light a spark with someone in the afterlife. we should make it clear these are april fools' day jokes.
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>> and one more from google in japan. this is what april fool's day looks like over there. they have a video on their you tube page showing google panda. move over siri. the engineer at google says that google panda is engineered with state of the art emotional and conversational intelligence. all you have to do is speak your mind. google panda 5 and google panda 6. lovely new companion for you on this april fool's day. >> some may not think these are bad ideas actually. >> i think some of them could sell. happy april fool's day out there to you all. maybe we will have a prank or two coming up for you. in the meantime, we will have more news coming up here on abc. >> something feels odd this morning. i can't figure out what it is. it must be just april fool's day. what it is. it must be just april fool's day.
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this morning on "world news now" they are fixing it. the governor and indiana lawmakers working overnight to amend the religious freedom act. but with growing boycott and bans, has the damage been done? quick case. dzhokhar tsarnaev's defense takes only hours after the prosecution rested in the boston bombing trial. how they hope to convince the jury that tsarnaev was following his brother's orders. bizarre details in a so-called "gone girl" kidnapping hoax. the e-mailed manifesto that explains why the kidnappers let her go but are police buying it? comedy central's new crown prince trevor noah set to replace jon stewart "the daily show" is under fire for what critics call hateful rants he's made in the past on twitter. the full story ahead in "the skinny."
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it is wednesday, april 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. happy april fool's day, everyone. i'm bazi kanani in for reena. >> welcome to you once again. good to have you with us this week. i'm t.j. holmes. we start in indiana. new pressure on legislators to amend their controversial religious freedom act. the governor one of the strongest defenders is leading the call for change. >> but even as they work around the clock on a fix, the list of critics still growing longer. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: indiana's governor mike pence vowing to quote, fix the controversial religious freedom act, which opponents say legalizes discrimination by protecting business owners, allowing them to turn away gays, lesbians and other customers if they feel serving them infringes on their religious beliefs.
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>> it would be helpful to move legislation this week that makes it clear this law does not give businesses the right to deny services to anyone. >> no hate in our state! >> reporter: the law leading to protests. >> we're absolutely not okay with it. >> reporter: and boycotts. connecticut, washington state and new york banning taxpayer funded travel to indiana. ahead of the final four college basketball tournament in indianapolis this weekend. >> clock is ticking. >> reporter: the ncaa headquartered in indiana is reconsidering the long-term investment there. >> the membership has been deeply disturbed by this bill, as have i and everyone who works here in the office. those concerns have not been allayed yet. >> reporter: some indiana democrats say the governor's plan to clarify the law's wording falls short of meeting the demand to, quote, fix this now. >> the most clear, decisive and understandable thing we can do is to repeal the statute. >> reporter: the white house also questioning the governor's response. press secretary saying pence was
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wrong in saying the religious freedom act was the same as a federal law passed in 1993. he said indiana's legislation is much broader and quote, flies in the face of many people's values. t.j. and bazi? >> thanks, marci. marathon talks over iran's nuclear program are now in overtime after dragging past a midnight deadline. secretary of state john kerry briefed president obama and his national security team via video teleconference last night. the state department saying there's been enough progress to merit continuing negotiations, but several difficult hurdles remain. six nations have been trying to hammer out an outline for a future agreement aimed at curbing iran's nuclear program. a final deal could end crushing economic sanctions against iran. iraq's prime minister is claiming the city of tikrit has been liberated from isis, but that may be overstating the case. the city, birthplace of saddam hussein has been the scene of intense battles between isis and
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iraqi forces for a month. the u.s. launched air strikes to aid in the effort. the pentagon would confirm only that iraqi forces are in tikrit, not that it is freed. in boston, the defense rested its case in the bombing trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. as expected attorneys called a handful of witnesses. the case resumes next monday with closing arguments as abc's tom llamas reports. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev's life may now depend on how jurors interpret this video from the day of the bombing. tamerlan the lead. dzhokhar following in his older brother's footsteps. it's the picture that defense painted that tamerlan called the shots in the evil plan. their evidence, tamerlan's fingerprints, not dzhokhar tsarnaev, on rolls of tape, a caulking gun, soldering gun and jar of nails. possibly bomb-making supplies all found in the tsarnaev family home. tamerlan's prints on the
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lid from the pressure cooker bomb. tamerlan's computer not dzhokhar's showing searches for detonator, fireworks firing system and boston marathon. on the younger brother's computer, typical teenage stuff, facebook and vk, the russian facebook. it is that side of dzhokhar tsarnaev the defense will likely highlight as they fight for his life in sentencing. the impressionable little brother, just two years out of high school, not the committed terrorist on a mission to murder. tsarnaev's lawyers only called four witnesses, compared to more than 90 called by the prosecution. closing arguments start on monday. tom llamas, abc news, boston. >> thanks, tom. residents were ordered out of their southern california homes as a brushfire burned dangerously close. the fire sent smoke in to neighborhoods in apple valley. it's still not fully contained. officials say 100 structures are threatened. they say the fire started as a controlled burn but gusty winds spread it quickly. severe weather in the mid south dropped large hail on
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arkansas and several other states. one dashcam captured the sight and sound of it hitting the windshield and hood. look at the water. splashing up when hail hit the swimming pool near little rock. looks like taking a dip this afternoon might have been like taking a polar plunge. those storms are on the move at this hour, targeting parts of the midwest. >> accu-weather meteorologist justin povick has the big picture and is joining us now. good morning to you, justin. >> t.j. and bazi, thanks and good morning. throughout the northeast, it's a cold start to the day but more importantly a quiet start. our clipper well off shore now. not concerned about additional precipitation but will be snow pack over central and northern pennsylvania along north of 80 and that melts off quickly wednesday afternoon. we have warmer temperatures evolving over the ohio valley. that will push back to the northeast on thursday and again on friday. more severe weather heading in to the afternoon. not so much the case over
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oklahoma and arkansas. more so kansas, nebraska, iowa and minnesota. damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornados possible. early to mid afternoon rain and snow possible over new england. for the weekend, storms. back to you. >> thanks, justin. a wild crash in ft. worth, texas, claimed the life of a young mom. a pickup truck plowed through a gas station convenience store killing the mother of three and injuring several others. police say the 19-year-old driver had just sped away from another accident and was going up to 100 miles an hour when he lost control. they believe he was under the influence of drugs. he's been charged with manslaughter. new york city detective is under investigation after his tirade against an uber driver went viral. in a video recorded by one of the uber passengers, the officer is seen yelling at the driver and raising his voice as he tried to defend himself. can't let you hear most of the video because of the cursing, but here's just a bit of it. >> you understand me.
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i don't know what planet you think you are on. >> okay. >> okay, what. you going to let me [ bleep ] finish? stop interrupting me. who do you think you are talking to here? >> asked what set off the incident, the uber driver honked his horn at the detective as he was trying to park without using his blinker or hazard lights. amazon has allowed customers to reorder products with a click from anywhere in the home. it is called the amazon dash button. the company insists this is not an april fool's joke. it is a tiny device that connects to wi-fi making it easier to replenish supplies that are running low. they are available for 250 products from detergent to paper towels but must be an amazon prime member. second night here on "world news now." you may not know that sometimes we do an odd story or two. so odd that we have to remind ourselves this actually
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happened. >> really did. this happened on the university of kentucky's campus. a cow on the loose. police in hot pursuit, even driving up on the sidewalk to try to corral it. >> the cow is from u.k.'s college of agriculture. got loose after removed to a research facility. after 45 minutes of freedom it was lassoed and returned to the trailer. the cow was not harmed. >> it was a good day for that cow. >> 45 minutes. >> fresh air and adventure. still ahead, a new twist in that real-life "gone girl" kidnapping case. police say denise huskins kidnapping was a hoax but a new e-mail is strengthening her claim. a spectacularly successful crowd funding drive may land a once popular hip hop band back on the charts. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ just me myself and i ♪ ♪ just me myself and i ♪
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there's a new twist this morning in the case of a real life gone girl in which a california woman claims she was kidnapped and then released. >> police say it was a hoax. now the woman's attorney is disclosing new details about the contents of an e-mail that he claims was sent by her kidnappers. abc's kayna whitworth has the latest. >> reporter: last week it was case closed. thought to be a hoax, the kidnapping story out of vallejo, california leading to comparisons with the movie "gone
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girl." >> disappeared three days ago. >> reporter: an alleged 15-page manifesto e-mailed to the "san francisco chronicle" is revealing a strange story of kidnappers with a conscience. admitting huskins wasn't their target and expressing regret for snatching her. >> they felt terribly when they discovered it was her but since this was a training mission they decided to carry it out regardless. >> reporter: her lawyer, douglas rapoport, states the kidnapping was part of a dry run. practice for higher-profile victims they plan to kidnap in the future. does the e-mail prove that denise huskins isn't a liar? her lawyer says yes. >> they talk very extensively how they prepared for it, what weapons to use. >> reporter: they describe themselves as a group of three. two with college educations and brag they have been running a carjacking and burglary ring for months.
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the group won't i.d. itself but says it feels the need to defend huskins and her boyfriend against charges from police that it was all a hoax. >> mr. quinn and miss huskins has plundered valuable resources away from our community. >> reporter: the e-mail message included a veiled threat to the vallejo police department if they did not apologize for calling the kidnapping a hoax. bazi and t.j., back to you. >> truly a bizarre case there in california. >> and the boyfriend has been standing by the story and insisted from the beginning it was real. said she was forcibly taken against her will sometimes at the house and held for ransom. so they are sticking by it. >> if it was a real kidnapping it is frightening because that means there's a group out there that says they were doing this as a practice run so they could figure some things out and will do others potentially. >> standby. all right. when we come back, he hasn't even started his new gig hosting "the daily show" yet and already trevor noah is under fire. and the multimillionaire cat
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that's not an april joke. that's ahead in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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topping our headlines this morning, trevor noah under fire. >> barely 48 hours after the south african comedian was named to succeed jon stewart later this year on "the daily show," critics went looking in to his past and pointed out a history of rants on twitter they describe as racist, misogynist, anti-semitic, homophobic and even fat shaming. >> yesterday noah responded on twitter saying to reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian. comedy central is standing behind noah calling the criticism unfair. as one industry observer puts it, the line between funny and offensive is thin and trevor noah is on the wrong side. stay tuned for this as well. >> now he will be under scrutiny when the critics have come forward when he starts the show. >> big job he has got now. a lot of eyes on him. russell crowe pranked by michael jackson?
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>> he claims in an interview with "the guardian" the incident is fairly bonkers by gawker that despite the fact he never met michael jackson the king of pop would find out the names he stayed under in hotels and ring him up and crank call him with jokes. >> this isn't the first time that crowe mentioned the crank calls. he has said as much to the sun in 2013. doesn't totally surprise me. i can see how michael jackson might have had a little prankster streak in him. he had a childish side to him. >> wanted to have a little fun. a blast from the past thanks to a twist in technology. >> hip hop trio de la soul has smashed their goal. to fund their first studio album in 11 years. their last album was released back in 2004. they may be best known for the
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1989 single "me myself and i" from their influential album "three feet high and rising" ♪ mirror mirror on the wall ♪ tell me mirror what is wrong ♪ can it be my de la clothes ♪ or is it just my de la song ♪ what i do ain't make-believe people say i sit and try but when it comes to being de la it's just me myself and i ♪ >> crowd funding has now given them more than $200,000 and a jump on their upcoming eighth studio album that is expected to drop or ship for the purists out there sometime this september. >> if we can get more songs like this, i'm all for funding them. i'd love to hear the next album. >> love that song. love that song. >> maybe they can do another version. $200,000 is cat food literally for our next subject. >> fashion designer and
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photographer karl lagerfeld, known for his little black dresses is now being known for his big white cat. he tells "new york magazine" that his cat isn't just pretty she's worth millions of dollars, literally. lagerfeld claims she made $3.2 million last year alone from just two modeling gigs. one for cars in germany and the other for a japanese beauty product. >> fancy cat with a fancy name. choupette i think it is how it is pronounced. choupette has two personal maids and gets regular beauty treatments. the cat hates other animals as well as children. doesn't want to compete for competition. >> lagerfeld suggested to the magazine that the cat has made him a better person. 3 million. ain't bad. >> make us all better people, don't they? coming up here, add this to your growing list of must haves. health foods, i guess.
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what is this, matcha, i haven't tried it. it is a green tea that's a major caffeine kick and becoming the rage. a major caffeine kick and becoming the rage. [ male announcer ] you wouldn't leave your car unprotected. but a lot of us leave our identities unprotected. nearly half a million cars were stolen in 2012.
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♪ all right. just when we got you hot and bothered over coconut oil, it is time to add another super food item to your shopping list. >> another must have. this has me intrigued. it is called matcha, a powdered form of green tea and taking the world by storm. abc's mara schiavocampo checks it out for us. >> reporter: this vibrant green powder is the newest health craze. touted by everyone from the foodies of instagram including celebs like gwyneth paltrow -- and cameron diaz. what is it? it is matcha is an antioxidant rich powdered green tea.
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so with michele promaulayko we are putting it under the microscope in health detective to find out why it is all the rage. how did you first hear about matcha? >> matcha is centuries old and now it is a popular health drink and celebrities are loving it. we are all getting in on it. >> reporter: we headed to matcha bar in brooklyn. one of the first matcha-only cafes in the country. >> unlike regular green tea, the tea leaves are dried and powdered. >> what about this color? no mistaking it is very green. >> it is because it has chlorophyll in it which is super healthy and detoxifying. >> with ten times the antioxidants of green tea it is hailed as a super food. and with close to double the caffeine of a cup of green tea it is dubbed the healthy espresso. >> will you teach me, matcha master? >> i can do that. >> reporter: and then a test of my matcha making skills.
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it tastes clean and fresh. >> uplifting instead of sweeter and heavier. >> reporter: hard to believe this is going to give me a caffeine buzz. >> exactly. >> reporter: one more added benefit. >> some studies have shown it helps to stop the growth of fat cells. and boosts your metabolism. so hope of it being a weight loss aid. >> this tea does everything. >> does everything. get a little matcha in your life. >> cheers to matcha. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> mara didn't think it was too bad but some people say it has a strong taste. spinachy, maybe a little too healthy. they caution a lot of people will add sugar or powdered milk and that's not so healthy. >> to each of his or her own. don't miss our updates at wnnfans.com. coming up, more news from abc. this is abc's "world news
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good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm bazi kanani. here are some of the top headlines we are following on "world news now." indiana's governor is now leading the call for change to the state's religious freedom act. a growing number of businesses are joining critics, who say the law could give license to discriminate against gays and lesbians. oil heir andrew getty has been found dead in los angeles at the age of 47. he was the grandson of j. paul getty. l.a. police investigating the cause of death. singer/song writer joni mitchell is in the hospital. in intensive care at a los angeles hospital. he was unconscious when someone phoned 911. a tweet from her official website says she is now awake and in good spirits. a brushfire that started as a controlled burn is threatening
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homes in the desert east of los angeles. residents in the apple valley area were told to evacuate but have been able to return home. those are some of the top stories on this wednesday, april 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do begin this half hour with growing pressure to change indiana's religious freedom act. another state has banned official travel there. nascar has joined the list of critics. >> even the governor, one of the law's staunchest supporters is now calling for change. abc's gio benitez reports from indianapolis. >> reporter: indiana's governor now saying he's asking for a fix after days of protest and anger over the controversial new indiana law. he says it protects religious freedom. critics say it is a cover for businesses to turn away gays and lesbians. >> george, look, we're not going to change the law. >> reporter: pressure building after indiana's governor appeared on abc's "this week." >> do you think it should be
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legal in the state of indiana to discriminate against gays or lesbians? >> george -- >> it's a yes or no question. >> come on. hoosiers don't believe in discrimination. >> reporter: governor mike pence now says it's time to amend the law. >> it would be helpful to move legislation this week that makes it clear this law does not give businesses a right to deny services to anyone. >> reporter: saying there is no place for discrimination. >> should it be legal in the state of indiana to discriminate against gays and lesbians? >> i don't support discrimination against gays or lesbians or anyone else. >> so no. >> no. the white house weighing in saying the law is not fair. after a chorus of high profile critics, the ncaa weighing in on the eve of the final four, reacting to word of a possible fix. >> the proof is in the pudding. we will have to wait and see what really transpires. >> reporter: critics say a fix doesn't go far enough. they want it repealed.
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in arkansas, the legislature passed a similar religious freedom bill. it is now up to the governor to sign it in to law. gio benitez, abc news, indianapolis. arkansas's governor said repeatedly he will sign a new religious freedom bill but protesters took to the state capitol for a second day on tuesday arguing against it. similar proposals have been introduced in more than a dozen states this year. in north carolina, the speaker of the house met with a group of ceos on tuesday and says that every one of them brought it up advising they move slowly. marathon talks over iran's nuclear program are now in overtime after dragging past a midnight deadline. secretary of state john kerry briefed president obama and his national security team by video conference -- video teleconference last night. the state department saying there's been enough progress to merit continuing negotiations but several difficult hurdles remain.
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six nations have been trying to hammer out an outline for a future agreement aimed at curbing iran's nuclear program. a final deal could end crushing economic sanctions against iran. there will be no movement in the boston marathon bombing trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev for a few days now the defense rested its case. the case was completed in two days of testimony. prosecutors and tsarnaev's attorneys now have until monday to work on their closing arguments. abc's lana zak reports. >> reporter: four witnesses and six hours. that's the entire defense mounted for dzhokhar tsarnaev in the boston marathon bombing trial. from the beginning, it appeared the strategy was to suggest that dzhokhar followed his brother's lead and tamerlan called the shots in the attack that killed three and injured 260. the defense used the witnesses to shift the focus to the older tsarnaev brother. an fbi fingerprint analyst said only tamerlan's fingerprints were found on the bomb. the same was true on other
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evidence. possibly bomb-making material and on the lid to the pressure cooker bomb in watertown used during the confrontation with police where tamerlan died. a computer forensic expert also testified that the older brother's laptop turned up searches for detonator, fireworks firing system and boston marathon. on dzhokhar's computer, nothing similar, mostly facebook. the defense has been surprising from the start when it flatly admitted their client and his older brother planted the deadly bombs and killed an m.i.t. police officer. a strategy not to win an acquittal but to perhaps avoid the death penalty. the judge ordered closing arguments to take place on monday. now the city and country awaits for the jury to take up the case. bazi, t.j. >> thank you, lana. nigerian president goodluck jonathon conceded defeat in a hotly contested election. his move paves the way for an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power in africa's richest,
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most populous nation. the 72-year-old former military dictator muhammadu buhari is now the victor. voters were especially angered over an islamic insurgency that claimed thousands of lives. the house committee looking in to the benghazi attacks. they have requested a private meeting with hillary clinton as new revelations surface about the personal e-mail account she used as secretary of state. the state department showed that clinton e-mailed her staff from a blackberry as well as an ipad. they parentally conflicts with her claim she used a personal e-mail account on a home server so she could carry just one device. wintry weather to end the month of march in the eastern half of the nation. look at the scene on i-80 in pennsylvania that had to be closed down because of crashes in near white out conditions. it could be an icy commute. but then temperatures are expected to warm up. thankfully. dangerous weather will be a threat later today in parts of
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the south. >> for the latest we are joined by accu-weather's justin povick. justin, hello. >> t.j. and bazi, thanks. the northeast quieting down on this wednesday with high pressure in place and lots of sunshine. it will start out sunny over the central plains. unfortunately the concern turns to severe weather later on in the day, early to mid afternoon around omaha, northbound, the twin cities back to wichita. damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornados cannot be ruled out. not expecting a tornado outbreak but only takes one to do a lot of damage. southbound to dallas, little rock dealing with thunderstorms severe weather chances here not as high but drenching downpours and gusty winds later this week. storminess shifts in to the tennessee valley and the southeast with wet weather also in the northeast. t.j. and bazi, back to you. >> thanks, justin. million dollar homes continue to dangle dangerously on a cliff near seattle this morning as a massive landslide forced families to flee and watch helplessly. more rain is on the way.
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abc's neal karlinsky got a first-hand look. >> reporter: it's a slow-motion disaster. three homes teetering on the edge of a bluff south of seattle, that is sliding away chunk by chunk. the white piece of deck half way down is part of gary williams' house. >> it is is okay to be out here. >> williams let us in during the few short hours he's been allowed to come back inside to pack up everything he owns and get out. >> it started over here. i could hear it rustling, like a dog going through the brush. >> reporter: pictures of the bluff before and after give you a sense of how much the earth has moved. three homes are red tagged meaning the owners can't stay here. >> you can see where the earth is pulling away here and here. it is separating. down there in the green grass, you can see chunks cracking away. it started on friday night and hasn't settled yet. city officials say they will send boats around to monitor the bluff. you can see where the bulk of the earth and trees have come
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pouring down. the homes on the top are a total loss. the question now is will they come down this hillside, as well. neal karlinsky, abc news, des moines, washington. facebook is offering a new feature to help parents organize pictures of their kids. it is called scrapbook and can be found under the family and relationships tab on your page. first you have to set up a scrapbook and when you tag your child in a photo it will automatically be placed in a book. parents control all aspects of the scrapbook including sharing. starbucks is adding to the already vast menu by beginning a partnership with dannon yogurt. more than 4300 starbucks locations in the northwest and alaska are offering a smoothie line which combines starbucks juices and dannon greek yogurt. three flavors can be customized with fresh kale and protein powder. later this year the partnership will expand to parfaits. well, baseball's regular season is a few days away. teams are ready and there's
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plenty of new foods in the parks to eat. >> a special bunch of fan favorites is also ready in milwaukee. that's right. the sausages are warmed up and set for their season long running competition. >> the brewers say the sausages along with the dog mascot, the barrel man who rides the outfield slide will have a bigger role at the park this season. it is the team's way of trying to improve the experience at the game. winning helps, as well. >> that winning thing really goes a long way to improving the fan experience. coming up, the man who gave aaron hernandez his big break takes the stand in his murder trial. what new england patriots owner robert kraft told the jury about one of their final conversations. and the new generation of prosthetics that is giving this little california supergirl a new lease on life. her new hand printed out of a 3-d printer. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ a high-profile witness has taken the stand in the murder trial of former nfl star aaron hernandez. >> new england patriots owner robert kraft is the man who gave hernandez his big break but will his testimony save the former tight end? here now is abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: new england patriots owner robert kraft took center stage. while the owner and his star player were once close. >> he would always hug and kiss me. >> reporter: he heard rumors about hernandez's involvement in the murder of odin lloyd and confronted the talented tight end in the weight room. >> you asked aaron to look you
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in the eye, didn't you. >> and he did, didn't he? >> yes. and you asked if he was involved and he said no. >> that's correct. >> reporter: in this trial, some of those closest to hernandez could be sealing his fate. his fiance shayanna jenkins may have bolstered prosecutor's claims of a cover-up. they allege this video shows how hernandez enlisted her to get rid of the gun the day odin lloyd was killed. >> he told me to go downstairs in our storage room and remove a box from our home. >> reporter: jenkins testified she never looked inside to see what he asked her to throw out. none other than patriots head coach bill belichik is on the prosecution's witness list in the aaron hernandez murder trial. in theory, he could be called to the stand. if they choose to do so, they would likely do so soon since prosecutors are expected to wrap their case this week. ryan smith, abc news, new york.
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>> one of the surprising things in this case to me is the alleged motive. according to sources that are -- say they are close to the investigation, they say the motive was rather trivial. they believe hernandez was upset about incident that happened at a nightclub in his apartment and orchestrated the murder. >> we'll keep a close eye on that one. our ryan smith is there. high-tech help for a girl from california. >> her prosthetic hand was created by a 3-d printer. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. today there is only one park for
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♪ ♪ nasa says it's all set for a summertime test of what it calls its low-density supersonic decelerator. that is what nasa says it will look like when traveling through space. it is technology that could be crucial for mar's exploration because it could help to slow down a landing module traveling at high speed. they tested it at the jet propulsion laboratory yesterday. >> wow. it is hailed as bridging a divide between state of the art and high-tech. >> artificial prosthetics typically cost thousands of dollars and everyone who needs them can't always afford them but 3-d printers are increasingly changing all of that. >> reporter: missing a left arm doesn't stop 7-year-old faith lenox from surfing, playing baseball or bike riding now she has a custom robo-hand the sky
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is the limit. >> she's unstoppable. exciting to see what this will help her to do. >> reporter: she got to pick her favorite colors, blue, pink and purple. these high-tech 3-d printers are revolutionizing the way these prosthetic devices are made. a nonprofit group called e-nable generated it for free. >> it is their mission that any child or adult, anyone who needs a device to have access to one. i'm excited to get the word out. >> reporter: success depends on a comfortable fit because a new hand or upgraded design can be created anytime faith needs a new one. >> we can go ahead and print a new one in a few months and make some adjustments. >> reporter: a conventional elbow actuated prosthetic costs 4,000 to $8,000. the parts for this device $50 which makes getting new ones for growing children much more affordable. >> whether or not you are a child or adult, we believe every child should be able to receive a prosthetic device just because, you know, they need
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one. >> reporter: faith suffered compartment syndrome during birth. because of her positioning, circulation was cut off to her left arm and doctors had to amputate. >> she's going to have a bright future. >> reporter: she has done well with one arm so can't wait to see what he will do with two. >> it's really cool. >> so sweet. really is amazing what they can do with these 3-d printers these days. >> seems like there is no limit. they are just getting started. >> exactly. a number of libraries have these printers. so it will be amazing what the next generation of kids are learning to do. >> that's fantastic. coming up, music's elite turning the tide on the industry. >> jay-z, madonna, rihanna, kanye, you name it, they are shaking things up, hoping to change the way we all listen to music. how they are doing it, that's straight ahead. you are watching "world news now." ahead. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ a tidal wave is threatening to shake up the entire music industry. >> jay z has unveiled a brand new artist-led music streaming service to compete with spotify as well as two of the world's biggest tech companies, google and apple. >> reporter: from madonna to rihanna and kanye and of course jay z and queen b, 16 of the biggest names in music coming together on one stage on monday to change the tide of the music industry.
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>> today we announce the launch of tidal, the first ever artist-owned global music and entertainment platform. yeah! >> reporter: the artists are now the new co-owners of tidal, a music streaming service jay-z bought in january with one major goal -- to put control back in the hands of the artist. >> right now we they are write writing the story for us we need to write it ourselves. >> reporter: streaming services are the hottest way to listen to music. spotify has 60 million users, apple expected to unveil a streaming service this year. how artists get paid is an issue taylor swift brought to light recently. >> taylor swift pulled her music off of spotify last year because she felt the royalty rates she would receive from spotify weren't as valuable. ♪ players gonna play play play ♪ >> reporter: tidal will have a basic membership tier for 10 bucks and premium membership for 20 which will include hi-def audio and exclusive content. >> it puts the emphasis back on
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making money off of recorded music. >> we have an opportunity to change the way we all experience art. >> reporter: many of the tidal artists from nicki minaj to jason aldean promoting their new venture by turning their twitter pictures blue with the hope of seeing more green and making a lasting splash in the music biz. >> huge names part of this. it is amazing to see them come together. >> the question is will fans follow them to this paid service? >> people are used to getting music for free these days. >> critics say this will be tough. >> even the 60 million on spotify, only 15 million are paid subscribers. only 15 million pay. most people, everyone is used to getting music for free. i don't know. but it's jay z. if anyone is going to pull it off, probably going to be jay. that's the news for us this half hour. >> remember you can follow us on facebook. emember you can follow us on facebook.
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this morning this morning on "world news now," stunning admission. the airline now saying they knew the germanwings co-pilot had suffered from severe depression and reports of a video showing the terrifying moments right before the plane crashed. full details ahead. the dramatic 911 call from inside a closet. a 12-year-old home alone and hiding from an intruder. >> did he have a weapon in his hand or anything? >> i don't know. >> okay. >> reporter: the secret code the boy used with that dispatcher that kept him safe from harm. >> an abc news exclusive. an inside look at the flds compound of warren jeffs an how he still holds power from prison. his followers refusing to believe he did anything wrong. >> is that the view of what is happening with the prophet that
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it is peres cushion? >> in my opinion, yes. >> do people feel he will come back? >> i do. >> reporter: how the polygamist preacher imposes his will behind bars. it is wednesday, april 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you all on this wednesday. welcome, once again, bazi kanani. day two with us here. >> and on april fools which makes me nervous. >> nothing to worry about. nothing to worry about. i'm t.j. holmes. we have to start. a bombshell coming from the german airliner, lufthansa acknowledging it knew about the young co-pilot's depression. >> that seems to contradict a statement made after last week's crash in the alps which said he was 100% fit to fly. >> there are reports there's video showing the flight's final moments. alex marquardt picks up the details from germany. >> reporter: retrieved from the
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rubble of the shattered plane, a harrowing 15-second video reportedly found of the final moments of germanwings flight 9525. investigators won't confirm, but two european news organization say they have watched it. the editor in chief of "paris match" telling abc news it's the worst video he's ever seen. this on the day of a bombshell admission from the airline. lufthansa now revealing they knew andreas lubitz once suffered a serious depressive episode, but hired him anyway. lubitz joined lufthansa's intensive pilot training school in 2008. the next year, he took a leave of absence. the airline revealing that when he returned, lubitz e-mailed medical records documenting his depression but he was allowed to resume his training. some of it in the united states. and in 2013 he achieved his life-long dream of becoming a pilot. >> somewhere, someone allowed this pilot to continue with his
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training, in spite of what he told them is quite surprising. >> reporter: as investigators dig in to andreas lubitz's life, they have discovered before he was a pilot he was treated for suicidal tendencies and even as he flew passenger jets, doctors were issuing notice exempting him for work including one he never submitted for the day of the crash. but up until now, lufthansa ceo has defended the decision to let lubitz fly saying he was fit in all areas 100%. and lufthansa insisting when lubitz boarded the flight he was medically qualified to fly. alex marquardt, abc news, cologne, germany. >> regarding the reports of cell phone video in the plane, they said cell phones have been recovered but haven't looked at the contents yet. developing overnight from los angeles, tragedy for one of the richest families. andrew getty, heir to a vast oil fortune has been found dead at his home in the hollywood hills.
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his girlfriend is being questioned by police. the pair had a troubled relationship. cops had been called to the house more than 30 times. the 47-year-old getty was a grandson of oil baron j. paul getty. his father is one of the richest men in the country. joni mitchell is reportedly in intensive care after found unconscious. the fire department says, however, she was alert when the ambulance arrived. an official tweet -- the reports are saying that in fact she is awake and in good spirits. 71-year-old '60s generation great is an eight time grammy winner with "woodstock," and "big yellow taxi." an escaped prisoner is behind bars after a massive manhunt in virginia. his capture came nearly nine hours after he snatched a guard's gun, pulled off two carjackings and put the nation's capitol on edge. more now from abc's david kerley. >> reporter: a swarm of police
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surround a washington area hospital looking for this man, wossen assaye, a prisoner treated after a suicide attempt who escaped with a gun. we'll clear the building. assaye is suspected of the being the bicycle bandit, responsible for a dozen bank jobs getting away on two wheels. the escape starts at 3:00 a.m. assaye overpowered a security guard while a second guard is out of the room. he gets her gun. the second guard fires but misses. >> after the initial shot was fired, he walked down the hallway with the female contract guard sort of as a shield. >> reporter: wearing just his hospital gown, assaye flees to an adjacent apartment complex and gets in the trunk of a car where he hides for nearly four hours until the car owner, a woman, starts to drive to work. a couple of miles down the road he bangs on the backseat. she is startled and runs in to
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this lawn and crashes into a car. >> the escapee carjacks the vehicle. with so many officers on high alert, when a truck refuses to stop for police officers respond aggressively. this turns out not to be the armed suspect they are looking for. 8 1/2 hours later, assaye is spotted by a passenger on a bus in d.c. ten miles away and is arrested when he steps off. back in custody, the alleged bank robber is expected to face a slew of additional serious charges. david kerley, abc news, fairfax county, virginia. >> wild manhunt there. two people have been killed in the crash of a small plane near kansas city. the faa says the aircraft took off from a private airstrip, hit a tree and went down. the plane was the kind that can be assembled from a kit. in houston, a toddler is back in the arms of his parents after a terrifying kidnapping ordeal. a man snatched the boy from a laundromat when his mother
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turned her back to put clothes in the washing machine. she flagged down a police officer as the father chased down the kidnapper. the man dropped the child and took off but was arrested nearby. the boy is okay. near boston, a 12-year-old was home alone when someone started to ring the doorbell repeatedly. the boy named luke peeks through the blinds and locked himself in the bedroom as a man broke a window and came inside. luke called 911. the dispatcher gave him a secret code so the intruder wouldn't hear him. >> luke, i'm going to have a bunch of police officers come in as we speak. >> i don't know if -- he's knocking on the door. >> all i want you to do is press one for yes and two for no. okay. you don't have to talk. you are home alone? >> okay. i'm not going to hang up with you. i'm staying on the phone until the police get there. okay. you are doing an excellent job. i have at least four police cars coming.
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>> wow. the suspect ran off when police arrived, but because luke had seen the man out the window they did find him nearby carrying a bag full of stolen loot. the police are praising luke for his bravery. nascar is coming down hard on one racing team for using illegal tires. newman's team was found to violate rules by manipulating tires allowing air to escape during the race. the crew chief has been fined $125,000 and suspended six weeks. two other crew members are also suspended. newman was docked 75 points in nascar standings and it drops him some 21 places. the folks at georgetown university are increasing support for georgetown university by ridding their campus of t-shirts from rival schools. students attending lacrosse games next saturday can trade in shirts advertising other schools. they can get georgetown shirts in exchange. the shirts of villanova and
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syracuse will get a nicer dry fit shirt. the shirts that are turned in will be donated to a washington, d.c. homeless charity. >> good plan. we want to make a prediction right now. we predict a lot of people will be losing some valuable work time today. and instead playing pacman. a special april fool's version of pac-man. >> because you can pay it on google maps. search an area and in the lower left you can click on the pacman option and the map will be turned in to a pacman board. >> you can control pacman running through the streets, eating dots and avoiding ghosts using the arrow keys. good luck, everybody. i gave this a try. i thought i would have an advantage playing pacman in an area that i know all of the streets and locations, no. i was still bad at pacman. >> did you try d.c., your neighborhood? >> i tried my hometown, small town where i grew up? >> which is where. >> which is wiggins, colorado. doesn't have that many streets. pacman should have been easy there but no.
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on the heels of the premiere of the explosive hbo documentary on scientology, another religion is now under fire. >> the flds is a mormon splinter group that still practices polygamy but apparently that's just the tip of the iceberg. according to a former police chief who's speaking out about how he was forced to become a church foot soldier. >> we're "up all nightline" with abc's dan harris. >> reporter: thousands of flds members live here in two small towns straddling the border of utah and arizona. >> are you warren jeffs? >> yes. >> reporter: even though their prophet warren jeffs is doing life in prison for marrying and raping two 12-year-old girls he still allegedly controls every aspect of life here. >> obey the prophet when he speaks and you will be blessed.
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disobey him and it is death. >> reporter: now, however, a small but growing independence movement. a new public school, a subway, and the emergence of this man who used to be the top law man here. his name is helaman barlow. and he was the chief marshall in the joint force that patrols these twin towns. a position that placed him in close proximity to warren jeffs. >> were you asked to do things you regret doing? >> absolutely. absolutely. helaman barlow has broken from the faith and is divulging what he says are church secrets to federal investigators who are suing the local governments accusing them of being controlled by the church. a charge local officials deny. as we mentioned there are signs of hope emerging in this community. that new public school, something jeffs had once banned. hundreds of children of former members are now getting a proper education. even though this community is
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slowly changing, it's still very tense and divided. >> can i get your name? >> reporter: listen to what this woman, one of the few flds members who agreed to speak to us had to say about warren jeffs. she believes the admitted pedophile is the victim of prejudice. >> is that the view of what is happening with the prophet that it is persecution? >> in my opinion, yes. >> do people feel he will come back? >> i do. >> you do. >> so where is all of this heading? barlow swings between optimism the community will slowly join mainstream america and dark pessimism about worst-case scenarios. do you think it has a potential to get ugly before it gets better? >> i do, very much so. when people realize this is broke and we got tricked. these people caused me to do this much harm to my own family. i think you cannot underestimate the kind of emotions and anger
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and violence that is possible in that scenario. >> reporter: for "nightline," this is dan harris on the utah/arizona border. >> wow. i imagine it takes quite a bit of courage for the former police chief to speak out against the religion and warren jeffs when he is still living in that small community. >> people ask why do so many still believe in the prophet because they don't know they are forbidden to read newspapers, listen to radio, watch tv and the only information they are given is from the pulpit. >> explains a lot. in the next half hour, a new twist in the case of the real life "gone girl." a woman who claims she was kidnapped and released. police say it was all a hoax. so who sent the 15-page manifesto claiming to be her kidnappers. a promise kept, 31 years later the terminator makes good on his threat that he'll be back. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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i thought i'd start the video by showing you the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and if we overcame that or if we can overcome that we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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more than 30 years arnold schwarzenegger promised he'd be back and now he is again. >> arnold is making a comeback in the big screen in "terminator genesis" and quite a bit has happened since 1984. here's abc's nick watt. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: schwarzenegger keeps a promise. 31 years after the original, he is back for "terminator genesis." >> i'll be back. >> what? >> as far as i can tell from the unfinished clips they let me see, he is sent back to a time before the event of the 1984 original. >> sarah connor? >> yes. >> this is the beauty about a film that involves time travelers you can go back and change the premise. >> as long as you have rules
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that make sense and stay within those rules. >> come with me if you want to live. >> reporter: joining arnold, terminator newbie emilia clarke of "game of thrones" fame. jason clarke as john connor and guy courtney is kyle reese. arnie is still the star of the franchise. >> second is the best, arnold. do we agree on that? >> i really can't say that. i think that the suite that i was in all three had their own personalities and interesting storylines. >> you didn't do the fourth. thank god. >> why is that? >> it sucked. [ laughter ] >> i have been waiting for you. >> in the fifth, arnie actually fights his younger self. >> i don't want to mention your age, but when i'm 67 i hope to be fat and enjoying myself.
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>> he said earlier, i didn't want to mention your age. then immediately after he mentioned age, think of that for a second. what kind of a person is that? who would do that? >> oh, dear, the terminator thinks i'm a bad person. change the subject. >> get down. is this the first of a new trilogy. >> yes. >> yes, it is. >> two more movies in the pipeline, arnie's going to be terminating in to his 70s. >> i'll be back, i'll be back. i'll be back. >> nick watt, abc news. oh, boy. >> i'll be back. that's three of only 58 total words that he said throughout the entire first film. >> another terminator fact, i didn't realize this, in that original film arnold schwarzenegger didn't want to say that. he didn't want to say i'll be back. he tried to convince the director to change that line. thankfully they did not. >> history. coming up the best of april fool's day so far.
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when you use promo code "go." that's promo code "go." call now! time for "the mix" now. a special april fool's day version of the mix. not just your friends, family and co-workers who plan to prank you. several major brands get in on it and every year they come up with products too ridiculous to be true. some of the favorites from last year, domino's pizza announcing the first edible pizza box. tropicana gave us an all pulp orange juice and spaghetti-o's said they were going to start selling spaghetti squares. again all of it not true. all of it not true. >> thankfully so. >> is this one real? >> we have some of these april fool's product ideas from this year. how about we take a look here at selfie shoes. can we see this one?
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these are women's shoes. apparently you can dock your cell phone in the front of them and don't need the selfie stick anymore. just lift a leg and there you go. a new picture with your besty. these would be priced at 199 a pair and possibly called shoefies. >> can we look for this product? is it real? >> it is not real. i don't believe. it could be real. it could be real. i mean -- if there's a demand for it. match.com, the country's largest on-line dating site claims to be launching a new service today. if you are having no luck finding a living mate, perhaps a dead one will work. the service for match beyond, dating service for all living, dead and in between is billed as the place to light a spark with someone in the afterlife. we should make it clear these
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are april fool's day jokes. >> and one more from google in japan. this is what april fool's day looks like over there. they have a video on their you tube page showing google panda. move over siri. the engineer at google says that google panda is engineered with state-of-the-art emotional and conversational intelligence. all you have to do is speak your mind. google panda 5 and google panda 6. lovely new companion for you on this april fool's day. >> some may not think these are bad ideas actually. >> i think some of them could sell. happy april fool's day out there to you all. maybe we will have a prank or two coming up for you. in the meantime, we will have more news coming up here on abc. >> something feels odd this morning. i can't figure out what it is. it must be just april fool's day. what it is. it must be just april fool's day.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" they are fixing it. the governor and indiana lawmakers working overnight to amend the religious freedom act. but with growing boycott and bans, has the damage been done? quick case. dzhokhar tsarnaev's defense takes only hours after the prosecution rested in the boston bombing trial. how they hope to convince the jury that tsarnaev was following his brother's orders. bizarre details in a so-called "gone girl" kidnapping hoax. the e-mailed manifesto that explains why the kidnappers let her go but are police buying it? comedy central's new crown prince trevor noah set to replace jon stewart "the daily show" is under fire for what critics call hateful rants he's made in the past on twitter. the full story ahead in "the
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skinny." it is wednesday, april 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. happy april fool's day, everyone. i'm bazi kanani in for reena. >> welcome to you once again. good to have you with us this week. i'm t.j. holmes. we start in indiana. new pressure on legislators to amend their controversial religious freedom act. the governor one of the strongest defenders is leading the call for change. >> but even as they work around the clock on a fix, the list of critics still growing longer. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: indiana's governor mike pence vowing to quote, fix the controversial religious freedom act, which opponents say legalizes discrimination by protecting business owners, allowing them to turn away gays, lesbians and other customers if they feel serving them infringes on their religious beliefs. >> it would be helpful to move
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legislation this week that makes it clear this law does not give businesses the right to deny services to anyone. >> no hate in our state! >> reporter: the law leading to protests. >> we're absolutely not okay with it. >> reporter: and boycotts. connecticut, washington state and new york banning taxpayer funded travel to indiana. ahead of the final four college basketball tournament in indianapolis this weekend. >> clock is ticking. >> reporter: the ncaa headquartered in indiana is reconsidering the long-term investment there. >> the membership has been deeply disturbed by this bill, as have i and everyone who works here in the office. those concerns have not been allayed yet. >> reporter: some indiana democrats say the governor's plan to clarify the law's wording falls short of meeting the demand to, quote, fix this now. >> the most clear, decisive and understandable thing we can do is to repeal the statute. >> reporter: the white house also questioning the governor's response.
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press secretary saying pence was wrong in saying the religious freedom act was the same as a federal law passed in 1993. he said indiana's legislation is much broader and quote, flies in the face of many people's values. t.j. and bazi? >> thanks, marci. marathon talks over iran's nuclear program are now in overtime after dragging past a midnight deadline. secretary of state john kerry briefed president obama and his national security team via video teleconference last night. the state department saying there's been enough progress to merit continuing negotiations, but several difficult hurdles remain. six nations have been trying to hammer out an outline for a future agreement aimed at curbing iran's nuclear program. a final deal could end crushing economic sanctions against iran. iraq's prime minister is claiming the city of tikrit has been liberated from isis, but that may be overstating the case. the city, birthplace of saddam hussein has been the scene of intense battles between isis and
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iraqi forces for a month. the u.s. launched air strikes to aid in the effort. the pentagon would confirm only that iraqi forces are in tikrit, not that it is freed. in boston, the defense rested its case in the bombing trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. as expected attorneys called a handful of witnesses. the case resumes next monday with closing arguments as abc's tom llamas reports. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev's life may now depend on how jurors interpret this video from the day of the bombing. tamerlan the lead. dzhokhar following in his older brother's footsteps. it's the picture that defense painted that tamerlan called the shots in the evil plan. their evidence, tamerlan's fingerprints, not dzhokhar tsarnaev, on rolls of tape, a caulking gun, soldering gun and jar of nails. possibly bomb-making supplies all found in the tsarnaev family home. tamerlan's prints on the lid from the pressure cooker bomb.
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tamerlan's computer not dzhokhar's showing searches for detonator, fireworks firing system and boston marathon. on the younger brother's computer, typical teenage stuff facebook and vk, the russian facebook. it is that side of dzhokhar tsarnaev the defense will likely highlight as they fight for his life in sentencing. the impressionable little brother, just two years out of high school, not the committed terrorist on a mission to murder. tsarnaev's lawyers only called four witnesses, compared to more than 90 called by the prosecution. closing arguments start on monday. tom llamas, abc news, boston. >> thanks, tom. residents were ordered out of their southern california homes as a brushfire burned dangerously close. the fire sent smoke in to neighborhoods in apple valley. it's still not fully contained. officials say 100 structures are threatened. they say the fire started as a controlled burn but gusty winds spread it quickly. severe weather in the mid south dropped large hail on
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arkansas and several other states. one dashcam captured the sight and sound of it hitting the windshield and hood. look at the water. splashing up when hail hit the swimming pool near little rock. looks like taking a dip this afternoon might have been like taking a polar plunge. those storms are on the move at this hour, targeting parts of the midwest. >> accu-weather meteorologist justin povick has the big picture and is joining us now. good morning to you, justin. >> t.j. and bazi, thanks and good morning. throughout the northeast, it's a cold start to the day but more importantly a quiet start. our clipper well off shore now. not concerned about additional precipitation but will be snow pack over central and northern pennsylvania along north of 80 and that melts off quickly wednesday afternoon. we have warmer temperatures evolving over the ohio valley. that will push back to the northeast on thursday and again on friday. more severe weather heading in to the afternoon. not so much the case over oklahoma and arkansas.
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more so kansas, nebraska, iowa and minnesota. damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornados possible. early to mid afternoon rain and snow possible over new england. for the weekend, storms. back to you. >> thanks, justin. a wild crash in ft. worth, texas, claimed the life of a young mom. a pickup truck plowed through a gas station convenience store killing the mother of three and injuring several others. police say the 19-year-old driver had just sped away from another accident and was going up to 100 miles an hour when he lost control. they believe he was under the influence of drugs. he's been charged with manslaughter. new york city detective is under investigation after his tirade against an uber driver went viral. in a video recorded by one of the uber passengers, the officer is seen yelling at the driver and raising his voice as he tried to defend himself. can't let you hear most of the video because of the cursing, but here's just a bit of it. >> you understand me.
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i don't know what planet you think you are on. >> okay. >> okay, what. you going to let me [ bleep ] finish? stop interrupting me. who do you think you are talking to here? >> as to what set off the incident, the uber driver honked his horn at the detective as he was trying to park without using his blinker or hazard lights. amazon has allowed customers to reorder products with a click from anywhere in the home. it is called the amazon dash button. the company insists this is not an april fool's joke. it is a tiny device that connects to wi-fi making it easier to replenish supplies that are running low. they are available for 250 products from detergent to paper towels but must be an amazon prime member. second night here on "world news now." you may not know that sometimes we do an odd story or two. so odd that we have to remind
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there's a new twist this morning in the case of a real life gone girl in which a california woman claims she was kidnapped and then released. >> police say it was a hoax. now the woman's attorney is disclosing new details about the contents of an e-mail that he claims was sent by her kidnappers. abc's kayna whitworth has the latest. >> reporter: last week it was case closed. thought to be a hoax, the kidnapping story out of vallejo, california leading to comparisons with the movie "gone girl."
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>> disappeared three days ago. >> reporter: an alleged 15-page manifesto e-mailed to the "san francisco chronicle" is revealing a strange story of kidnappers with a conscience. admitting huskins wasn't their target and expressing regret for snatching her. >> they felt terribly when they discovered it was her but since this was a training mission they decided to carry it out regardless. >> reporter: her lawyer, douglas rapoport, states the kidnapping was part of a dry run. practice for higher-profile victims they plan to kidnap in the future. does the e-mail prove that denise huskins isn't a liar? her lawyer says yes. >> they talk very extensively how they prepared for it, what weapons to use. >> reporter: they describe themselves as a group of three. two with college educations and brag they have been running a carjacking and burglary ring for months.
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the group won't i.d. itself but says it feels the need to defend huskins and her boyfriend against charges from police that it was all a hoax. >> mr. quinn and miss huskins has plundered valuable resources away from our community. >> reporter: the e-mail message included a veiled threat to the vallejo police department if they did not apologize for calling the kidnapping a hoax. bazi and t.j., back to you. >> truly a bizarre case there in california. >> and the boyfriend has been standing by the story and insisted from the beginning it was real. said she was forcibly taken against her will sometimes at the house and held for ransom. so they are sticking by it. >> if it was a real kidnapping it is frightening because that means there's a group out there that says they were doing this as a practice run so they could figure some things out and will do others potentially. >> standby. all right. when we come back, he hasn't even started his new gig hosting "the daily show" yet and already trevor noah is under fire. and the multimillionaire cat
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that's not an april joke. that's ahead in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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morning, trevor noah under fire. >> barely 48 hours after the south african comedian was named to succeed jon stewart later this year on "the daily show," critics went looking in to his past and pointed out a history of rants on twitter they describe as racist, misogynist, anti-semitic, homophobic and even fat shaming. >> yesterday noah responded on twitter saying to reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian. comedy central is standing behind noah calling the criticism unfair. as one industry observer puts it, the line between funny and offensive is thin and trevor noah is on the wrong side. stay tuned for this as well. >> now he will be under scrutiny when the critics have come forward when he starts the show. >> big job he has got now. a lot of eyes on him. russell crowe pranked by michael jackson?
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>> he claims in an interview with "the guardian" the incident is fairly bonkers by gawker that despite the fact he never met michael jackson the king of pop would find out the names he stayed under in hotels and ring him up and crank call him with jokes. >> this isn't the first time that crowe mentioned the crank calls. he has said as much to the sun in 2013. doesn't totally surprise me. i can see how michael jackson might have had a little prankster streak in him. he had a childish side to him. >> wanted to have a little fun. a blast from the past thanks to a twist in technology. >> hip hop trio de la soul has smashed their goal. to fund their first studio album in 11 years. their last album was released back in 2004. they may be best known for the
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1989 single "me myself and i" from their influential album "three feet high and rising" ♪ mirror mirror on the wall ♪ tell me mirror what is wrong ♪ can it be my de la clothes ♪ or is it just my de la song ♪ what i do ain't make-believe people say i sit and try but when it comes to being de la it's just me myself and i ♪ >> crowd funding has now given them more than $200,000 and a jump on their upcoming eighth studio album that is expected to drop or ship for the purists out there sometime this september. >> if we can get more songs like this, i'm all for funding them. i'd love to hear the next album. >> love that song. love that song. >> maybe they can do another version. $200,000 is cat food literally for our next subject. >> fashion designer and photographer karl lagerfeld,
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known for his little black dresses is now being known for his big white cat. he tells "new york magazine" that his cat isn't just pretty she's worth millions of dollars, literally. lagerfeld claims she made $3.2 million last year alone from just two modeling gigs. one for cars in germany and the other for a japanese beauty product. >> fancy cat with a fancy name. choupette i think it is how it is pronounced. choupette has two personal maids and gets regular beauty treatments. the cat hates other animals as well as children. doesn't want to compete for competition. >> lagerfeld suggested to the magazine that the cat has made him a better person. 3 million. ain't bad. >> make us all better people, don't they? coming up here, add this to your growing list of must haves. health foods, i guess.
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♪ all right. just when we got you hot and bothered over coconut oil, it is time to add another super food item to your shopping list. >> another must have. this has me intrigued. it is called matcha, a powdered form of green tea and taking the world by storm. abc's mara schiavocampo checks it out for us. >> reporter: this vibrant green powder is the newest health craze. touted by everyone from the foodies of instagram including celebs like gwyneth paltrow -- and cameron diaz. what is it? it is matcha is an antioxidant rich powdered green tea.
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so with michele promaulayko we are putting it under the microscope in health detective to find out why it is all the rage. how did you first hear about matcha? >> matcha is centuries old and now it is a popular health drink and celebrities are loving it. we are all getting in on it. >> reporter: we headed to matcha bar in brooklyn. one of the first matcha-only cafes in the country. >> unlike regular green tea, the tea leaves are dried and powdered. that powereder is whisked into water. >> what about this color? no mistaking it is very green. >> it is because it has chlorophyll in it which is super healthy and detoxifying. >> with ten times the antioxidants of green tea it is hailed as a super food. and with close to double the caffeine of a cup of green tea it is dubbed the healthy espresso. >> will you teach me, matcha master? >> i can do that. >> reporter: and then a test of my matcha making skills.
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it tastes clean and fresh. >> uplifting instead of sweeter and heavier. >> reporter: hard to believe this is going to give me a caffeine buzz. >> exactly. >> reporter: one more added benefit. >> some studies have shown it helps to stop the growth of fat cells. and boosts your metabolism. so hope of it being a weight loss aid. >> this tea does everything. >> does everything. get a little matcha in your life. >> cheers to matcha. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> mara didn't think it was too bad but some people say it has a strong taste. spinachy, maybe a little too healthy. they caution a lot of people will add sugar or powdered milk and that's not so healthy. >> to each of his or her own. don't miss our updates at wnnfans.com. coming up, more news from abc. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for
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