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this morning on "world news now," intense manhunt. two convicted killers escaping from a maximum security prison. how they did it and why they're so dangerous. >> they could be literally anywhere. >> the unprecedented reward offered and the search growing more urgent by the minute. rescuing refugees. desperate people fleeing the worst. the conditions so crowded and so urgent on this ship, we're getting an exclusive look. and later, celebrating a champion. triple crown winner american pharoah racing into history. now fans cannot wait to get up close and personal with this extraordinary horse. >> it's all about now the fans, and this belongs to history. >> what's next after a legendary victory? it's monday, june 8th.
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>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> the tie on a little too tight? you got a little cough? >> i'm just you know what, i'm just choked up. so excited after hearing. >> oh, my goodness, it's so exciting! i'm next to t.j. holmes! are you kidding me? >> i'm next to brandi hitt. that's what i've been telling people all weekend. >> this is going to be a fun week, i think. >> oh, a week. >> you get me for a whole week. be prepared. >> you all, everybody, can we get some love for brandi hitt? can we? >> oh, it's very sweet. there are a couple claps, people up at this hour. thank you! so nice to be back. >> now wait a minute, this is unprecedented. >> yeah? >> usually, people get the slow clap. they gave you applause. >> i love them! this is the best shift! are you kidding me? this is so much fun. >> what did you do? >> i just love everyone and i also bribed them with cookies, but, yeah. >> there was more than cookies involved with that applause. but brandi hitt, you know her well, usually based out in l.a. but she's here with us this week. it is a joy to have you here. >> thank you so much! new york city is awesome. the energy here, the people, the
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hours. did you sleep at all? do you sleep on sundays going into monday? >> please, let's not do the sleep thing. let's not talk about sleep. but, well, welcome. >> thank you. >> and you need to keep an eye out. >> oh. >> everybody in new york is being told to keep an eye out, because this escape, this prison break we've been talking about this weekend happened in upstate new york, but people all over this area have been told to keep a lookout. we're talking with two convicted killers, little to lose, were discovered missing on saturday morning and now there is an all-out search for these guys. money is being offered that's never been offered before. this is something that's really unprecedented. >> big manhunt, hundreds of agents that have joined in the search, the reward offered. even the police commander admitting these notorious killers could be anywhere, so not necessarily here, but anywhere, possibly. here's abc's phillip mena with the latest. >> reporter: police have widened their dragnet for two convicted murderers who broke out of this maximum security prison in upstate new york. two fugitives who seem to have vanished into thin air. >> they could be literally anywhere.
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>> reporter: on the ground and in the air, more than 250 law officers are trying to pick up the trail of the two fugitives. officers with guns drawn made a sweep of nearby schools. >> do you feel safe sending your kids to school tomorrow? >> i would rather know that my child is home, in house with the door locked. >> reporter: traffic stops and door-to-door searches have turned up no trace of the missing killers. richard matt, convicted of kidnapping and beating a man to death, then dismembering him. david sweat was behind bars for killing a sheriff's deputy, shooting him 22 times. new york governor andrew cuomo retraced their elaborate escape route. they somehow had power tools to cut through concrete and steel, scaling down pipes six stories high and made their getaway through this manhole. their only trace, this taunting cartoon, saying "have a nice day." >> it's almost impossible to
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think that this was done without help from someone both inside and, in particular, outside the prison. >> reporter: the state now offering a reward of $50,000 each for the men's recapture. phillip mena, abc news, new york. two teenagers from ohio who had been called the modern-day bonnie and clyde have surrendered. the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl were arrested in west virginia. they were wanted in a series of crimes, including armed robbery, car theft and fleeing from police. relatives, though, downplayed the bonnie and clyde comparison, saying they were just a couple of scared kids. a suburban dallas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after this video surfaced. >> on your face! [ screaming ] >> you see just portions here of a seven-minute video posted online. shows the officers shoving a teenager to the ground and pulling her hair. that teenager, as you see, in a bikini, apparently attending a
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pool party. he also flashed his gun when another kid -- other kids tried to help the girl. it happened after police officers in mckinney responded to reports of a disturbance at that pool party. this was friday night. the police chief says internal affairs has now launched an investigation. >> they will interview those involved. they will interview the officer himself, the other officers on the scene. virtually, we're talking to everybody that we can come in contact who was out there or involved in this incident. >> last night, the aclu called on the police department to release the entire incident report and recordings of the 911 calls. there was yet another shark attack in florida, and this time, a young boy was hurt. he was bitten at least twice in the leg while swimming in waist-deep water at cocoa beach. it is the ninth attack in the state this year. just a few weeks ago, there were two shark attacks on florida beaches on the same day. the boy was treated by lifeguards before he was put on a helicopter and flown to the hospital. >> it is one of the worst ones that we've seen out here in recent years.
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>> the shark encounters are fairly common in florida. there were 28 attacks there last year, and the shark population is increasing nationwide, up an estimated 42% over the last 15 years. the federal government is looking into whether private citizens were also impacted by that cyber attack revealed last week. personal information of 4 million former and current government workers was put at risk by the attack, which was blamed on the chinese. sources telling abc news now that investigators want to know if hackers had access to security clearance forms submitted for background checks, which included information about friends and relatives of federal employees. president obama wakes up in the german alps today for the second day of the annual g-7 summit addressing global issues. the leaders of the world's seven biggest economies shared a working dinner sunday evening. now, this is the second time, the second summit without russia, which was ejected over its actions in ukraine. today the president will focus on terrorism, including a meeting with iraq's prime minister.
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the crisis of migrants and refugees crossing the mediterranean sea is growing worse. over the weekend, european military ships rescued nearly 6,000 people in 30 separate operations. hundreds of those rescues from smugglers and boats in distress arrived in italy on monday. abc's alex marquardt spent time living on a boat that was rescued and filed this report. >> reporter: this is the back deck of the "phoenix," an independent rescue ship. the people you see are some of the 372 migrants and refugees on board rescued in an extraordinary rescue operation. the men are here on the upper deck. they're all from the east african country of eritrea. the women and children are below as we make our way to sicily. this past weekend, there was a huge wave of boats leaving the coast of north africa, crossing the mediterranean. i got below deck on one of those small boats and got a look at the squalid, cramped conditions. we're told this is where 250
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people made the journey. it's a very small space. they would have been crammed in here like cattle with very little air. there is a strong odor. it's dirty. there are bottles of urine everywhere and water coming up through the boards. absolutely miserable conditions. these migrants and refugees telling us that they got in those boats before dawn, pushed into the sea by smugglers that they paid thousands of dollars to for the chance at a better life in europe, and that really goes to the heart of this issue, which has become a full-blown crisis. almost 2,000 people dying in the mediterranean this year trying to make that crossing. everyone here telling me that deadly risk is worth taking for the chance at a better life for themselves and their children. >> abc's alex marquardt on the mediterranean sea. look for more of his exclusive reporting from the rescue ship this week on "nightline." a newly signed member of the super bowl champion new england patriots has a lot of questions to answer. brandon spikes was resigned by the team last month and also played for the pats between 2010
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and 2013. well, early sunday, a mercedes registered to him was found with front-end damage and abandoned along a highway near boston. nearby, police responded to another car that had been rear-ended, but the three people inside didn't see the vehicle that hit them. authorities want to know if there is any connection between these two incidents. and the woman who was hit by a broken bat at fenway park on friday night remains in serious condition. take a look at this. tanya carpenter had surgery after the incident. her friends describe her as lucid. they've also set up an online fund-raising page for carpenter, who they call a hard-working single mom. to the nba finals, game two, cleveland/golden state. it did not disappoint. once again, we went into overtime, again. first time in nba finals history, right, that we've seen the first two games going to overtime? steph curry tied the game for the warriors with seven seconds to go, yes on a layup, versus a three-pointer, which we're used to seeing him shoot. now, he wasn't his sharp-shooting self in this game.
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he had 19 points, but had an off shooting night. lebron james once again led the cavaliers with 39 points. the man was just a stud. cavs won this one on the road 95-93. game three tomorrow night in cleveland. you can see it, where else? right here on abc. i have to let you all know, i met brandi hitt for the first time this evening, a few hours ago, and it wasn't pleasant in a lot of ways -- >> screaming at the television? >> she's a golden state fan. >> okay, i need to clear this up. i am a sacramento kings fan, and don't laugh at home. i know they haven't been close to a championship. >> they're laughing at home, but go ahead. >> but i'm pulling for the california team. i am. and i know everyone loves lebron over here. >> what do you mean over here? >> out here. lebron fans -- >> people love cleveland. we're pulling for cleveland in a lot of ways. the man loves his point guard, kevin love. >> lebron's been to the championship so many times. >> not for cleveland. he hasn't won it for cleveland. >> okay. >> we could do this all night long. >> stay tuned tomorrow. we'll see what happens! okay, listen to this.
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an athlete from orlando hoping to become the first woman to row across the pacific ocean alone. >> yeah, this is sonya baumstein. you're seeing her here. she set out from san francisco yesterday, hoping to finish the 6,000-mile journey by september, rowing up to 16 hours a day. >> she's going to be wearing a golden state jersey, probably, when she arrives, too. >> or a cleveland one. >> she chose not to be followed by a support boat mostly because she said it would cost too much and because it would waste too much fuel. so, no support boat. you're doing this on your own. oh, my goodness. good luck. that's a big boat to be pulling, too. >> are we going to be fighting about this? you're going to make me a cleveland fan. make me. we've got "the mix" coming your way. we have a festival so exclusive, tickets cost $2,000 apiece. that's pretty exclusive. >> lebron could probably afford those. also ahead, the superstar racehorse going down in history and celebrated for the triple crown victory this weekend. did you see it? fans cannot wait to get up close and personal now with american pharoah.
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>> i think lebron was the jockey on american pharoah in the race. also, that nanny cam used to keep an eye on your kids, well, it really comes in handy as a crime-fighter. also, remember to find us on facebook,, twitter @abcwnn. you are watching "world news now." @abcwnn. you are watching "world news now."
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rubble. even though the building was just 25 years old, that's it, it was imploded early sunday morning to make room for what else? nothing fancy, a parking lot. we turn now. most families install what are called nanny cams. they're concerned about the safety of the children when the parents aren't home. >> of course. but many of those hidden cameras are actually doing double duty now, helping feebleight crime by catching burglars in the act. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: police in riverside, california, are looking for this man. caught on this baby camera video rummaging through a baby's room. the infant wasn't in there, but watch the thief walking around with his empty loot bag. frightening scenes like this are now being recorded in more and more homes as tiny cameras designed to keep an eye on your infants, pets and valuables are turning into security cameras, catching intruders in the act. >> when it's shared on social media, it really gives everyone a chance to see the person's face, know what's going on in their neighborhood, and kind of act as almost an extra set of eyes and ears for the police
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department. >> reporter: watch as this nanny cam captures an intruder attacking a new jersey mom in front of her 3-year-old daughter. police later captured the alleged intruder, sean kostas, who pleaded not guilty in an ongoing trial. or this would-be burglar, busted by a live stream set up by an arizona woman to keep an eye on her dogs. >> yes, i'm watching on my surveillance camera from work. >> reporter: the alleged thief even stopping to give out a few doggie treats as he treats himself to her home. >> my dogs are there. he was giving my dogs dog treats. >> reporter: police surrounded the home and took the 22-year-old man, aaron white, into custody. he later pleaded guilty. now security cameras can even stream to your mobile devices. from the safety of her bedroom, heidi quezada watched in horror as 16 cameras streamed right to her ipad captured every move this home invader makes. >> i can hear him rattling around. and i'm telling 911, he's in the room next to me, and i was trying to whisper and i was
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trying to tell them, i kept telling them, please hurry. >> reporter: police are still searching for a suspect but say footage like this will help nab the accused thieves. experts say more and more people are setting up cameras in their homes, an extra pair of digital eyes watching your home when you're away. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> there are cameras everywhere now. coming up in our next half hour, your real estate dangers. agents preyed upon, lured into potential deadly situations as the search for the latest suspect in a string of cases targeting female sellers intensifies. but first, the triple crown winner, american pharoah. what do you do after you pull off one of the most difficult feats in sports history? find out next for this most important american of champions, next on "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> we're still talking lebron. but there was some history made this weekend. american pharoah became the first horse to win the triple crown in 37 years. >> he raked in about $3 million for this sweep. evened more money, a lot more, expected to come in. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: american pharoah spent the morning meeting the american public, a handful of lucky fans who got up close and very personal with the new triple crown winner. >> you are the best. >> he's a people horse. he just loves to be around people and people petting him and loving on him. he's just a really sweet horse. >> and american pharoah! >> reporter: and people love him, all the more since his rousing, commanding win at the belmont. >> american pharoah has won the triple crown! >> reporter: the 3-year-old flew back home to kentucky to rest, but his team announced he will resume racing as soon as late july. >> my genuine desire as a fan, somebody who loves horses, is to race him as long as i possibly
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could. >> reporter: but there's a risk in him returning to the track, that he could be severely injured. who can forget the horrific leg injury at the preakness that ultimately killed barbaro in 2006? and the really big money will not come from racing american pharoah, but from breeding him. with a pedigree that includes a belmont-winning grandfather and now the triple crown, some expect his foals could fetch $150,000 each, meaning annual earnings of up to $15 million for at least the next few years. but for now, that can wait. >> it's all about now the fans and this belongs to history. >> reporter: but american pharoah's owner says it is important that people have a chance to see this latest people's champion race again before he is retired for good, most likely at the end of this year. ron claiborne, abc news, belmont park in elmont, new york. >> there are going to be a lot of mares seeing american pharoah over the next several years. >> okay, i didn't know the numbers. $15 million a year?
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i miss that sound. >> what's that? >> the "the mix." >> most people complain about the music when they come by. no, seriously, they do. but you like it? >> it kind of gets you -- okay. >> i'm not sure what that says about you. it's time for "the mix." you want to go to a party? >> yeah, let's go! you got some cash on you? you buying my ticket? >> um -- >> it's a lot of money to go to this party. >> well, this party. i was trying to think of a different festival i could take you to. we had the governors ball over the weekend which was nice, the ticket wasn't very expensive. it was cheap. but this festival is different. the world's most expensive festival. why is it the most expensive? well, it happens in iceland. it's the one that's billed as the only one that is held inside a glacier. all right? it goes on for several days here.
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this is in iceland. but you don't just get -- for this ticket, you get $200,000. that's for two now, $200,000. now, before you get upset. >> upset. >> before you get upset, the two tickets, $200,000 gets you two first-class tickets to iceland, it gets you your own five-bedroom luxury villa. >> nice. >> it gets you a personal chef for every meal you request. you get two personal assistants. you get a private car. you get a chauffeur 24/7. you get all of this. so you get a lot out of it. >> and they look like they're having fun. >> yes, and this is a place where the sun doesn't go down. >> oh, it's all day. >> all the days of this festival. and again, two first-class tickets. anywhere on earth you are, they will fly you in. >> maybe they'll play this music. listen to this. have you ever thought of hip-hop maybe through an orchestra? >> not really. >> take a listen. >> okay, i'm listening. >> it's pretty cool. ♪
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>> "crazy in love," i know it. >> yeah, "crazy in love." that's the song. listen to this. this is the polish national radio symphony orchestra. not only do they do "crazy in love," they take requests. they do missy elliott, "get your freak on," 50 cent "in the club," and of course your favorite, "the thong song." >> what do you mean my favorite "the thong song"? what do you mean it's my favorite? >> the thong song? >> what do you mean? that's my favorite? >> i'm learning more about you. i assumed you might like the thong song. >> you maid an assumption that "the thong song" might. my favorite song? literally, folks, you don't know this? brandi hitt and i have known each other for about an hour. >> two seconds. >> about an hour. do we have time for this last one here? this young lady, a teenager, used a homemade prom dress as a message board for girls' rights. let's show it here. young lady, 18-year-old. her name is erin paisley, from british columbia, canada. you're welcome. but she's using this here. she's raising the cause here. 62 million girls barred from school simply because of their gender. she is using this skirt and
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now," urgent search. two convicted murderers escape. the unprecedented reward to find them and why police believe they could be anywhere. concert chaos. tension, anger and violence overnight at a major stadium where chris brown was performing. why police had to use tear gas and what led to all the anger here. brotherly bond. a teenager walks 57 miles carrying his younger brother. the distance they are going to inspire others and make a point. and later, broadway's best shining a spotlight on the biggest stars on stage getting national attention for their performances and the fashion. the major winners at last night's tony awards in "the skinny" on this monday, june 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> so you're kind of torn. it was the tonys and it was the big nba finals. >> i wasn't torn. >> you're like, finals. >> yeah. you just assumed it was the finals for me? >> yeah. >> you didn't assume i was a tony guy? >> i said either/or. >> you guessed right. >> t.j. and i have known each other for like maybe an hour. and i was screaming at the television. and were you watching quietly and cheering? >> yes, i was watching the tony awards upstairs. >> no, i'm talking about the game. he's a happy camper this morning after that game. >> well, it was a great game. i just want -- i don't have a dog in the fight, so i just want a great game. >> yeah. it was a good game. overtime. it's tense. >> you have a dog in the fight. >> no, dog in the fight would be the sacramento kings. golden state warriors? they're kind of just -- >> it's going to be a long week. >> -- a little love. it is. >> going to be a long week. brandi hitt, everybody, from l.a., here with us this week. >> bringing l.a. sun and you have the water, so we appreciate that. there's one clap, see? i got one. >> thanks, jack. >> two! >> thanks, jack. >> it's the guilt. >> that's sympathy there.
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>> the guilt. >> but we know and love brandi hitt. everybody who watches this show, we love us some brandi hitt right around here. so, it's good to see you. >> nice to be back. >> very nice. we begin this half hour with a prison break. this is something out of the movies, apparently. two convicted killers pulling off an elaborate scheme involving decoy dummies, power tools and tunnels. >> sounds like something from "shawshank redemption" almost. this is the first-ever escape from that maximum security facility in new york state, also, and this opened back in 1845. first time. here's phillip mena. >> reporter: more than 250 officers on a desperate search for those two escaped killers. >> they could be literally anywhere. we're leaving no stone unturned, but they will be found and apprehended. >> reporter: police searching schools in the area, concerned that fugitives may be hiding out there. >> do you feel safe sending your kids to school tomorrow? >> i have mixed feelings about that. i would rather know that my child is home, in the house, with the door locked, than away at school. >> reporter: officers going house to house and car to car, looking for any information that
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will lead to their capture. richard matt, convicted of kidnapping and beating a man to death, then dismembering him. he has a history of breaking out, escaping from jail in 1986 and fleeing to mexico before a trial in 2007. david sweat was behind bars for killing a sheriff's deputy, shooting him 22 times, sentenced to life in prison. the escape from new york's largest maximum security prison, stunning. the men cutting their way through concrete walls and steel grates using contraband power tools, scaling down six stories of prison pipes before emerging from a city sewer outside prison walls. the prison only 20 miles from the canadian border. and growing concern the inmates may no longer be in the area. >> it's almost impossible to think that this was done without help from someone both inside and, in particular, outside the prison.
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>> reporter: governor cuomo is asking the public to help find these two escaped convicts. the state now offering $100,000 reward to help get them back. phillip mena, abc news, dannemora, new york. police in riot gear clashed with would-be concertgoers outside new jersey's metlife stadium last night. according to the promoters, it started with people without tickets trying to get in by climbing over the fence and forcing their way through security. that's when state troopers were called and an armored state police vehicle began blasting a piercing loud noise to try to disperse the crowd, and police later used tear gas. >> you had your bad apples. you had your people scuffling and people acting up. but at the same time that shouldn't ban everyone else who paid a lot of money to get in. >> some people paid $200 to get in for good seats, and they didn't even get in. >> some of those folks paid hundreds of dollars for tickets to try to see the performers, including chris brown. they were not able to get in. they have now been promised a refund. several hundred bikers protested outside a texas courthouse over the jailing of
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more than 100 bikers after a deadly shoot-out. the deadly shoot-out in waco was nearly three weeks ago. the protesters claim that many of those who are being held are innocent. they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> not every biker's bad. you can't take that just because there are a few bad ones showed up that doesn't mean the rest of them were bad. >> nine people were killed and more than a dozen injured in a shooting at the twin peaks restaurant. well, a young boy is recovering after being attacked by a shark at a popular beach in florida. he was in the water near his mother when lifeguards spotted him in distress. this happened at this beach before. abc's mara schiavocampo with more. >> reporter: a 10-year-old florida boy is recovering after a day at the beach took a terrifying turn. >> trauma alert from a shark bite. >> reporter: attacked by a shark while swimming in waist-deep water at cocoa beach, one of the country's top summer spots, bitten at least twice on the leg. >> it is one of the worst ones that we've seen out here in
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recent years. >> reporter: the child treated right on the beach before being air-lifted to the hospital. >> the kid handled it as best he could. he did great. i think the family did great. >> reporter: florida is the shark attack capital of the world. just last month, two shark attacks on florida beaches in the same day, one of them also on cocoa beach. the shark population up an estimated 42% over the last 15 years. while shark bites and fatalities are rare, in hawaii this spring the first deadly attack in u.s. waters since 2013. and sightings becoming increasingly common on both coasts. take a look at these six sharks spotted swimming off the coast of california last month, some up to six feet long. >> this is the first time in the last 25 years we've had a confirmed sighting of a white shark. >> reporter: florida beach where that attack happened has reopened. swimmers returning to the water. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. well, we turn now to the pacific now. what used to be a category 4
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hurricane, blanca, has weakened to a tropical storm now, still churning up the surf around the baja peninsula. it will be packing powerful winds and rain for the rest of the day. property owners have been boarding up their windows and in los cabos, resorts are virtual ghost towns right now. and in louisiana, national guard troops have been activated to help with what could be some of the worst flooding in 70 years. red river forecast to crest today at 37 feet around shreveport, expected to last until wednesday, at least. extreme weather will also be taking a toll in the northeast. accuweather's paul williams has the latest. hello to you, paul. >> thanks a lot, t.j., brandi. we have one cold front that's going to be in an ornery mood creating scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the entire northeast and even the threat of severe weather in some places. for example, cincinnati, charleston, pittsburgh, we're concerned about hail, damaging wind, and blinding downpours. but that's not the only big story in weather. the other big story is blanca. blanca, now a tropical storm, will continue to track to the
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north on monday, and then tuesday downgraded to a tropical depression. and that's not the time to all of a sudden become relaxed because we're concerned about drenching rain and the greatest possibility of flooding throughout a good portion of the gulf of california. so much rain, some animals might line up two by twos. back to you, t.j., brandi. >> paul, thank you so much. okay, get ready for it -- [ laughter ] t.j. loves paul. >> i love me some paul williams. >> he's got energy. >> i love him! >> you need that at this hour. >> oh, accuweather, thank you for sending me paul williams. get ready for this, apple is reportedly set to unveil its paid streaming service for music today. it is expected to cost about 10 bucks a month after a three-month free trial. it will provide users unlimited access to tens of millions of songs. ceo tim cook, seen here, is also expected to show off new features in apple's operating software for your iphone, ipad and also macintosh computers. last week we told you about taco bell adding booze to the
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menu. they don't need to add anything else ever again. >> are you serious? because they've had the, what was it the dorito taco that was a huge hit for them? >> that's fine and dandy. but once you add booze, your menu is complete. >> after you have a few drinks you may want to try this, may. this is the cap'n crunch delight. okay, that looks pretty gross. it's a doughnut hole. >> wow. >> and it hits menus nationwide. yeah, you don't need that cream filling, yeah. >> oh! >> this small, warm doughnut with sweet milk icing -- i don't know about that. they've been a big hit in market tests, though. >> you will not see brandi hitt as the spokesperson for the sweet taco bell menu. >> no, sorry, taco bell. but look at that. really? do you really need that? >> people love it. they said it did well in the testing. you have to be patient at this point. they won't be available until july 2nd. but this is a good way to start the independence day. people looking for new treats, so on and so forth. >> oh, yeah. that's what america does well. like that. >> but you are -- [ laughter ] sorry, taco bell. we didn't know.
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>> i like a bean burrito, but come on. >> okay, she likes your burrito, but she's not doing the cap'n crunch thingamajiggy. all right, "the skinny" coming your way. big performances and winning stars from last night's tony awards. yes, also ahead, the teenager who hit the road walking 57 miles carrying his younger brother. it may make you cry because they have an inspiring message, still ahead. but first, real estate agents being targeted by criminals. new video now and the latest leads. you are watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather brought to you by tide turbo. brought to you by tide turbo. 30 minutes ago this he washing machine said 7 minutes. now, every spin is a laugh in his face. you're in laundry limbo pal. and you're here because your machine is overwhelmed by the suds of your detergent. next time, wash with tide he turbo. he turbo smart suds collapse faster... to save up to 25 minutes a wash. is that magic? yes, turbo magic.
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why? because many people fear a serial shooter is at large. two people were driving on interstate 25 when the window blew out. it's the same road where a bullet grazed a driver in the neck and near where gunshots killed a bicyclist. investigators are also looking at the death of a third man shot while out walking. police say this scare is not, however, linked to the shootings. there are some new leads this morning in the hunt for a man who may be targeting real estate agents in florida. >> the suspect has been posing as a potential buyer, luring agents to vacant homes. abc's aditi roy reports on the important, new clues now. >> reporter: new surveillance footage of a man south florida police say is a person of interest in the robberies of two realtors in st. petersburg. take a look as he walks through a local walmart store just days before the attacks. police aren't saying whether it's the same person driving this suv, or the man in this composite sketch, both released in connection to the case but
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they are now releasing this voice mail they say is the assailant calling a victim. >> i'm calling about a property you just listed. >> reporter: in the first attack, police say the assailant bound the victim's hands and feet and called her husband, demanding a ransom. she managed to escape. >> someone just robbed me. >> reporter: an hour later, the assailant held a second realtor at gunpoint at another home. still scared, the realtor said what happened but didn't want to show her face. >> he put his briefcase on the floor, grabbed the gun, and pointed to me and said, "get on the floor." >> reporter: another realtor knocked on the door and the gunman got away. more than 20 realtors have been murdered on the job in the last decade. david delaney says realtors and homeowners selling their own homes need to take precautions. >> one of the things we try to do is maintain at least two agents at all times. if for some reason we can only have a single agent on staff at an open house, what we want to do is make sure they're near the front of the house. >> reporter: whether you're showing your home or someone
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else's try to find a buddy so that you're not home alone. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. coming up, the huge dogs taking home tony awards. >> yes, and why j. lo's booty is just too much for one country to handle. oh, yeah. "the skinny" is next. >> not this country, though. >> no, not here. >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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you really do like the music here. >> i like the show. >> we'll get you a soundtrack. >> thank you. >> before you go. all right, top of "the skinny," broadway's biggest and brightest stars. >> yes, necessary were all out for last night's tony awards always an elaborate show with many memorable performances. let's start off with the night's top prize, best musical going to "fun home." she is so cute. a story based on a graphic novel about young lesbians' relationship with their gay father. it won best book, best original score, best direction, best lead actor. let's just say they took home a lot. >> they did well. "the king and i" won for best musical revival. the cast performed the numbers "getting to know you" and "shall we dance." kelli o'hara won best lead actress for her performance in the musical, snapping a losing streak that had her on course with becoming the susan lucci of broadway. that's not a good thing, necessarily. >> no. beautiful, though, tonight. also helen mirren. oh, one of my favorites! she won best lead actress in the
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play for "the audience," bringing her one step closer to joining the exclusive egot club. if you don't know egot, it stands for winning an emmy, grammy, oscar, tony. all she needs now is a grammy. just give her a recording deal, let her sing some songs and win. she will join richard rodgers, helen hayes, audrey hepburn, whoopi goldberg, among a handful of others. >> really? whoopi's in that group? >> whoopi owns it, man. >> i did not -- whoopi, i am so sorry, i did not know she was in that group. >> yeah helen mirren is going to be the next. >> all right, then. i love helen mirren as well. >> she's awesome. >> but you can record. you can do like a book. >> you can. >> and get a grammy for that. okay. co-hosts kristin chenoweth and alan cummings got a friendly reception. a friendly crowd. it was a strange moment. yeah. >> it is weird. i'm sorry. >> there she is, replaced by "e.t." after the "fun home" performance, followed with "phone home." you get the gag. i think it played fairly well. >> i don't know. >> it kind of worked. okay let's talk about fashion and not the "e.t."
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fashion. >> you can take this story. >> okay, let's do it. here's kristen chenoweth looking stunning. she's beautiful. in a gown, instead of that giant alien costume. >> can i pull out of that outfit on the left? >> i think you can. i think you should do it tomorrow. should you just hand me your pants now? >> shorts tux look. now, you don't know. i had an incident last week in which i was sitting here on the set without pants on. >> whoa. >> because of an issue. >> too much information. what is going on? >> wait, you all didn't know? stop, like you didn't know this. there was a spill, there was an accident here and i was wearing a -- was it a kilt or a sarong? it was so wrong either way. >> so wrong. >> it was bad. >> okay, we're getting the wrap. we need to move on. scared to look down there now. here's bernadette peters wearing oh, wow, a strapless green gown, that's pretty, red hair also, pulls it off. >> here is chita rivera, ravishing in red. and your favorite again, helen mirren. that's fantastic. >> she can do no wrong. >> a white number with a lot of detail. >> vanessa hudgens wore a gorgeous floral gown. got a big dress bottom there. jennifer lopez went to old hollywood glam, i guess you
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would say, gown and sparkles. there's not a lot of skin showing this time around. >> that's j. lo? it took me a second. so then a faux pas from last night. ana -- help me with the name. and debra messing not coordinating. they look like they're wearing the same -- this is a bad -- people do not like to show up on the red carpet, even, looking like they have on the same dress. but they end up being presenters and they stepped on the stage not even realizing they were both wearing the same thing. >> i like the leather difference. that was cool. >> that was a little something. okay, jennifer lopez being sued. >> what? >> yes. >> why am i getting hit for it? >> i'm saying it's a big deal. >> you got my attention. >> she's being sued. why? yeah, that, her booty. >> what? >> this is a concert in morocco. yeah. 160,000 people at the festival where she gave her usually sexy performance last month. not the first time she performed in morocco either. >> this is lawsuit-worthy? >> yes, apparently. >> okay, tell me, tell me. what's up? >> it was the first time a concert actually broadcast in public television there. so, people are upset that the booty was a little too much, and they're saying it violated the
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he's giving the little guy a lift while inspiring a whole lot of other folks. here now abc's tom llamas. >> pretty sore right now. >> reporter: if walking 57 miles sounds grueling enough, imagine doing it while carrying 60 pounds. that's what 15-year-old hunter gandy is doing. but the weight is not holding him back. it's what's pushing him forward. he's carrying his little brother braden in this special harness to bring awareness to the reason braden can't walk alone. the 8-year-old is living with cerebral palsy. >> the therapists are saying i'm too tight right now, but i've got everyone here. we're going to keep pushing on. >> reporter: pushing on in hopes it pushes more people to talk about cp. hunter's not pushing his body to the limit to raise funds. he just wants to raise awareness. >> things can be changed and things can be done for him to help him to be able to do things, you know, such as walking. >> reporter: cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that
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primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. the boys' mom says this walk is a lot like everyday life for the family. >> they've always been close. whatever braden needs, hunter's able to do it. so he's been right there for him the whole time. >> reporter: and their southeast michigan community has rallied around them, some taking the walk, others cheering everyone on. but more importantly, talking about why they're all here. >> every person that we tell, you know, it just helps us reach our goal of spreading awareness that much further. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> look how happy his brother is, too! >> that's cool to see that bond. you know, brotherly love and siblings and whatnot. but still, they're bringing attention to something that we hear about, but this is a story -- it makes the point. would we be talking about this otherwise? i don't know. >> and he's raised $200,000 to boot, congrats. >> good for you guys. we'll follow their journey. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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