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>> is it true that you guys were, what, engaged for, like, six weeks? >> no, we were dating for six weeks before he proposed, and i absolutely said yes, because-- you guys just saw him. he's wonderful. >> if you didn't marry him, i was going to. >> we've been married for ten years. so sometimes it is great to take a risk. so, yeah. >> i live by that motto. i have a show by that motto. >> yeah. >> all right, you're doing great--$5,000. let's continue. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish] all right, here's your $7,000 question. in 2015, the governor of minnesota officially restored the two dots above the o on the city limits sign for lindstrom, often called "america's little" what? >> hmm. okay, we're looking at dots over an o, and to me, that feels very swedish. [giggles] so i'm gonna say, b, sweden--
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final answer. >> that seems and is very swedish. that's right. $7,000. way to go, kristen. [horn blares] all right, that sound means that time is up, but you're not going anywhere. you're doing great. >> thank you. >> you're gonna come back and try and get to that million dollars. thank you for watching. for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we will see you next time. [cheers and applause] closed captioning sponsored by:
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stealing a car. and you see this. he led officers on a chase over busy freeways and streets. at one point the vehicle heading the wrong way. he jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the sherman oaks galleria shopping center. officers chased him on foot, eventually arresting him in the mall. now to another kind of crime. but this one a lot more discreetly committed. identity theft. >> a new warning about how thieves can rob your account with a simple phone call. abc's rebecca jarvis has the details. >> thank you for calling. >> i would like to update my current telephone number. >> sure, we can definitely update your phone number. >> reporter: you're listening to a modern day bank robbery. that caller, authorities say, is really a thief using stolen bank account information. >> yes, i'd like to order some checks. >> reporter: ordering checks so he can get money from a stranger's account. and you may not believe his accomplice. prosecutors say he got that stolen info from a bank teller. >> and what transactions did you want to go over, sir? >> reporter: it's not just one account. he calls to access several.
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>> i would like to know how much i have available in my accounts, please. >> you have $14,327.13. >> bank tellers have access to very confidential data. >> reporter: cyrus vance, manhattan's top attorney, says bad tellers are often part of larger identity theft rings. >> they're selling that to individuals on the outside who will then take that information, turn it into credit cards or checks. >> reporter: and he says he's seen an alarming increase in these crimes, even estimating he prosecutes a case once a month. should people around the country be worried? >> i think we should all be worried. that doesn't mean we should all panic. >> reporter: this woman didn't want us to show her face because she says she continues to have her identity stolen after she became a victim. >> nobody knew that this was happening. >> reporter: she says thousands of dollars from her account stolen just weeks before the biggest day of her life. >> we had been working for about a year to save up a lot of cash to pay for our entire wedding and it was gone.
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>> reporter: she says she had no idea a bank teller had stolen her identity, along with 28 other customers, can until she received this letter from her bank. chase told her a former employee may have accessed your account information without authorization and gave it to someone outside of chase. chase says as soon as we discovered this, we immediately called the authorities, fired the employee and reimbursed the customers. we're sorry and angry this happened. but vance says not all banks aggressively fight and report these crimes. do you think the banks need to be doing more? >> i think some banks need to be doing more. if it's not reported to law enforcement, it's just an invitation for that criminal to keep the money and go onto the next account or the next bank. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and rebecca also tells us that the american bankers association tells abc news that banks use safeguards to prevent
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fraud, including some sophisticated software as well. >> they usually protect you if there's theft of some sort. they usually reimburse you. but it's still so frightening this could happen in this day and age. still drives me nuts that most places don't take the p.i.n., the little card. i think target is the only store i've been to that actually takes it. drives me nuts. >> we're getting there, though. when we come back, what first lady michelle obama says she never wants to do after leaving the white house. and an emotional moment on stage for britney spears and her family. "the skinny" up next. toxic chemicals and carcinogens are leaching into the environment. it's happening right where we live, work and play.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. >> wear your hat? >> if it worked. it says, kit me, i'm irish, but it never works for me on this day. >> oh. >> it never does. anyway, but i try. let's kick things off here on this st. paddy's day. "skinny" from austin, texas, of course, where all the cool kids are right about now. >> we're talking about the south by southwest festival yesterday. michelle obama spoke about what she thinks life will be like this time next year when she's no longer first lady. >> mrs. obama said she wants to continue to help young people but with one exception. >> not as president. i will not run for president. no, no, not going to do it.
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hey, and here's one of the reasons why, because i've got these two young people at home. and being the kids, the daughters of a president, just think about it. come on, young people. not so easy. >> she's got a great point. they deserve something special at the end of this term, i have to say, because they've handled themselves so gracefully and so wonderfully. look, they're all grown up now. mrs. obama noted malia and sasha handled everything wonderfully. malia heads to college in the fall and the family plans to stay in d.c. until sasha finishes high school. you can't pull her out in the middle of high school, right? >> in her keynote address, the first lady talked about the importance of education for girls noting over 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. >> it would have been interesting to see if your daddy was president how you would have been in the white house during your high school years. >> i would have been a brat. >> you would have had some interesting stories. tmz would be all over you.
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>> oh, my word, yes. once upon a time in "the skinny," justin bieber had a physical altercation with the paparazzi. now the biebs is paying off. the 22-year-old settled out of court with an l.a.-based photographer for an undisclosed amount of money. >> it stems from a 2012 incident where bieber allegedly attacked the man while on a date with then-girlfriend selena gomez. the lawsuit claims he delivered a flying kick to the gut. tmz is reporting the payout was peanuts. >> i wonder what a flying kick to the gut looks like. >> what does that look like, brian? >> i'll show you. here we go. >> oh, lord. no, no, no. >> just not too much. >> oh, got you. >> thank you. >> how about we move. next, britney spears certainly knows thousand melt hearts, especially her sisters. the younger spears sister jamie lynn was scheduled to perform at the legendary grand ol' opry when her big sister britney came out on stage with her brother brian. >> jamie lynn called her her heart and soul.
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before introducing her sister who was clearly moved by her sibling's appearance. jamie lynn wiped away tears before singing in front of the crowd right there in nashville. >> and britney looks great. insure on you great tradition of musical families like the spears just one of many reasons to love this country. >> yesterday, 6,000 people became american citizens in l.a. and being in l.a., there were, of course, some celebrities in the crowd. >> among them the most famous of all, fabio in the world. fabio, look at the hair. the male model on the cover of countless romance novels said the american dream is still alive and well. >> i believe in this country so much. and i believe in the people of this country because, you know, it's like the only place where you can really express yourself and get rewarded for it. >> the buff fabio then swept rob schneider into his arms. rob's wife was there to also become a citizen. congratulations. >> oh, that is really sweet. coming up, a new type of courtroom drama for judge judy. no, it's not him in the hat.
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>> reporter: talent agency rebel entertainment partners filed a lawsuit monday suing cbs television, claiming the media giant failed to pay the millions in profits and saying the show is now losing money because. judge's $47 million annual salary. >> where's the money? >> $47 million is quite high for a salary. and leaves nothing for any of the people that were supposed to receive profits from the show. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims rebel entertainment is entitled to 5% of the show's net profits, but says they haven't received a dime since february 2010, when the judge's salary nearly doubled. that money allegedly coming out of the production budget. >> it's just an egregious violation of the contract and shouldn't be allowed and won't be allowed. >> reporter: rebel entertainment also accuses cbs of not consulting with them when the legal star began producing the spinoff show "hot bench," something they say cbs was
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obligated to discuss with them. >> sit down. >> reporter: in a statement full of her signature sass, sheindlin who was not named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, calls the complaint hilarious, saying rebel entertainment's president has somehow received over $17 million from my program. now complaining about not getting enough money, that's real chutzpah. >> there's only one person who gets the last word in. that's me. >> cbs declined to comment and referred us to judge judy's statement. >> can you believe she's been on the air for 20 years? >> can you believe she's making $47 million a year? >> she's good. >> that would make anybody want to get into this business. >> there you go. oh, you know what, if she's stepping dourngs i'm ready to step right in. >> you are ready to step in. >> i have no legal or judicial background, but i can make it up as we go. >> you look pretty good in that. >> guilty! guilty! >> what am i guilty of? >> too much irish
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." president obama's supreme court pick, judge merrick garland, meets today with democratic senators. he's facing an uphill battle to be confirmed because of senators on the other side of the aisle. of course. and full details straight ahead. donald trump is warning his supporters may riot at the gop convention this summer if he's denied his party's nomination. when trump withdrew from a debate that was scheduled for next monday, he was quickly followed by john kasich. that event has been cancelled. the woman shown on videotape having sex with hulk hogan testified she didn't know their encounter was even being taped. she also said she was very upset her then-husband had recorded the encounter. hogan is suing gawker for
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posting the video. and carmakers have agreed to make auto braking standard on cars and midsize suvs by 2022, as well as on large suvs and pickups by 2025. that could cut the rate of rear-impact collisions by 40%. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, march 17th, st. patrick's day. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning, everyone. let's start this half hour with the big fight over president obama's pick for the supreme court. >> merrick garland visits today with democratic senators who are demanding his nomination move forward. but republicans seemed determined to stop that from happening. abc's bazi kanani with the details. >> reporter: the president picks a nominee with a long history of bipartisan support. >> today i am nominating chief judge merrick brian garland to join the supreme court. >> reporter: the announcement emotional for the federal
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appellate judge, speaking with his family nearby. >> this is the greatest honor of my life, other than lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. >> reporter: at 63, merrick garland is one of the oldest nominees ever. he's the chief judge of the u.s. court of appeals in washington. before that, a top federal prosecutor. back in 1995, garland led the prosecution of oklahoma city bomber timothy mcveigh. he also prosecuted the unabomber. president obama called on republicans to give his well-qualified nominee hearings and a vote. >> it's supposed to be above politics. it has to be. >> reporter: but republican leaders insist voters should decide the idea logical balance of the court when they elect the next president. >> it is a president's constitutional right to nominate a supreme court justice and it is the senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell accepted
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a phone call from judge garland, but refused to meet with him on capitol hill thursday. mcconnell said since garland will not be confirmed, a meeting would be perfunctory. senate judiciary committee chair chuck grassley has agreed to meet with garland, but has not agreed to hold hearings. reena, kendis. >> bazi, thank you in capitol hill. tuesday's republican primary results have brought about some shifting political allegiances. earlier in the campaign, south carolina governor nikki haley endorsed senator marco rubio. well, now that rubio is out of the race, she was asked who is she backing. haley said that her prayer is that ted cruz comes out ahead of donald trump. she also stopped short of offering cruz a full endorsement. and hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server is still an issue, of course, in this campaign. new documents reveal that when she was secretary of state, clinton asked for a secure government smartphone. that request was denied by the national security agency.
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a month later clinton started using the private server. the clinton campaign refused comment on this latest revelation. the country's second busiest subway system set to reopen in just hours after an unprecedented shoutdown. >> we're talking about washington, d.c.'s metro closed for inspections, making a mess for many commuters. lauren lyster has been tracking the overnight developments. good morning. >> officials say the inspection is complete and the metro is set to reopen at 5:00 a.m. with all that damage fixed by then. so just in time for the morning commute. the fear was a systemic mechanical failure after a fire on the tracks monday. the fire was eerily similar to one last year that killed someone. it caused officials to shut down the entire system for crews to inspect the third rail cables on all 100 miles of track. here is what they found. there are three cables damaged to this degree.
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look at that. they called them showstoppers. and they also found more than two dozen damaged areas in total. officials wednesday night were standing by the closure. >> we are aware of the inconvenience that was caused by closing down the system for the 29 hours. but we still believe today that we made the correct decision because of safety. >> investigators are now reviewing the history of the damaged cables and the findings will be shared with federal agencies to identify any procedures that weren't followed, or reena and kendis, any standards that weren't met. >> really surprised they were able to get it all done in 29 hours. you know, the subway system we're all familiar with it, they're often spending the weekends shutdown because of repairs. but they feel confident they'll be able to reopen at 5:00 a.m.? >> you have it out for d.c. -- pointing all out of those flaws. >> you can't get one over on her. >> the thousands of daily commuters in d.c. know very well how tough that system can be. >> 700,000 rides a day on the
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subway system. the second busiest in the country. 100 miles of track that these crews went through today inspecting. so, hey, that was pretty efficient, if you ask me in my view. >> okay. we'll see how it works. >> trying to balance it out. >> we'll see how it works in the morning. >> lauren lyster, thank you so much. >> thank you. surgeries at an arkansas hospital, in the meantime, were temporarily halted after tests showed possible contamination of surgical implements. the test found a rare degenerative brain disorder that can cause dementia and death but officials say it is extremely unlikely any other patients were impacted. the cdc says the last transmission of disease through surgical implements was in 1976. and with spring just days away, severe weather of all forms hitting the nation. last night, this beautiful site here. as the 6:00 local news was going off the air here in new york, a bolt of lightning hit 1 world
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trade center with quite a flash there. it looked like a summer type storm as parts of the country face a round of winter weather. eyewitness news at 6:00. as they were going off air. live there. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: in parts of the midwest, winter refusing to let go. in duluth, minnesota, the driver of this pickup losing control on i-35. in wisconsin, one passenger killed after a car and semi collide on i-39. this time-lapse capturing this dangerous lightning. one strike setting this iowa dorm on fire. another revealing this funnel cloud in illinois. one twister ripping a five-mile scar through rock island county. >> it's going to be a year before i can get back here with my family and neighbors. >> reporter: meanwhile, in the south, a never-ending flood emergency. in this parish in louisiana, clean-up under way as the waters finally recede.
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about 2,000 homes damaged there alone. and back here in illinois, there's actually a home underneath this huge pile of rubble. and take a look at this tree, all kinds of debris, even a bicycle flying along with it. the clean-up just beginning. alex perez, abc news, east moline, illinois. >> i can't get over the world trade center lightning. >> good timing. checking today's forecast, up to 3 more inches of snow in upper midwest. downpours soaked south texas and the gulf region. rain in new england. up to a foot of snow in the rocky mountains. >> 30s and 40s in minneapolis. and great falls, montana. 50s in seattle and detroit. 60s in washington, d.c. as well as in los angeles. 70s and 80s from albuquerque to miami. a heart-warming story for all you pet lovers out there. a california man's beloved dog luna has returned more than a month after she fell overboard in the pacific ocean. >> what? >> and was presumed dead. the beautiful german shepherd turned up on tuesday at a navy base on san clemente island 70 miles off san diego.
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yesterday, luna was handed over to the owner's best friend who will care for the dog until the owner returns from out of town. that is insane. >> that's why you've got to get those chips. i'm assuming it was a chip that helped discover him, reunite him. >> you're thinking in the ocean. >> dog tags, right? >> true, got him home. that was quite a bit of swimming. san clemente. >> better than we would have done. >> hey, a splash. how about we go from one splash to another. talking about a baby green and scaly. that only a mother could love. mary thorn of lakeland, florida, says this alligator named rambo is her baby. we're talking about a six-foot long baby. she hugs it and kisses it and even sleeps with rambo in her bed. >> oh, really. >> sleeps with rambo i said. but state officials say the gator has to go. thorne says she'll die if they have to part. >> all right. i'm just going to leave that as a florida story. and if that doesn't sound crazy enough, well, we can guarantee you some more craziness is about to happen here in new york city today. we say that because it's st.
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patrick's day. that means it's time for the 255th edition of the annual st. patrick's day parade. >> estimates are about 2 million people will either watch or march in the parade as it heads up fifth avenue. the grand marshal of the parade is former senator george mitchell, who helped broker the northern ireland peace agreement. >> suffice it to say the traditional irish bars will do a brisk business today all around town and there will be plenty of absentees at area high schools, as well. >> grab your kilt. >> yep. coming up, snacks with a special zip and drinks with oomph for your march madness party. also ahead, the major move from the special guy who helped serena williams win. the talker from the world of tennis. and the prison break scene involving a helicopter and an escapee taking a plunge. this was no movie. the story behind the pictures next on "world news now." the story behind the pictures next on "world news now."
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rebecca montano then handed the baby to a customer as she rushed to help the mother who was having a seizure at the time. the woman is fine now and so is the baby, thanks mostly to montano's quick action. some are calling her a hero, but the grandmother says she was just trying to do good. >> the kindness of strangers. >> i'd say she -- good heads-up work knowing that something was happening. > wow. well, turning to dramatic video surfacing at trial showing a hijacked helicopter airlifting two prison inmates to freedom. >> the wild attempt did not go according to plan. and abc's linsey davis has their story. >> reporter: it was a brazen made for the movies prison break that turned into a comedy of errors. two inmates in quebec struggling to climb to a hijacked helicopter and gain freedom. one almost makes it to the top, even get a hand from a partner in crime, only to dpaul. one minute later, the chopper tries taking off but fails. all the while, unarmed guards are watching and recording the spectacle.
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prevented by prison policy from intervening in an escape where guns may be involved. after more failed attempts to get onto the roof and now five minutes in, they take off again. this time with the inmates in tow. but the rope gets caught on a security camera, shearing it off and hitting the other inmate. >> highly unlikely you would ever have an external aerial escape in the united states because we have so many safeguards against it. >> reporter: in the end, the inmates from this 2013 incident were both back behind bars within hours. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> wow. >> incredible. >> can you believe that? coming up, digging in on march madness. we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ ♪ ♪ whether you are a jayhawk, a spartan or a wildcat fan, this is your season, or at least you're hoping it is. march madness is here. time to start planning your basketball bash. to help us here, louisville's own tim laird has come up with some great ideas. >> kendis, i want to start out with a fun cocktail. >> that's how every party starts. >> it has to start out with that. this is my bracket buster i call it. very simple. in a glass with ice, i'm going to add about an ounce and a half
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of jack daniel's tennessee hone. this is a nice -- i'll let you smell this a little bit. it is a nice aroma of honey, a little pecan, just wonderful flavors in there. >> it does smell great. but it tastes even better. >> you've got to work. put that aside. to that about 4 ounces of lemonade and a dash of bitters. finally, a little squeeze of lemon goes in. give this a quick stir. now, i have an alcohol-free version where i left out the jack daniel's tennessee hone. >> is there a name for that? >> i think it's the basketball free zone. cheers. see what you think. >> cheers. >> boom. >> oh, yeah. whether you're team's winning or losing, that's a good way to start. >> i think it will taste better with the alcohol in it. >> yeah, with the jack honey in it. anyway, let us start out with a fun dip. i call this my round ball difficult dip because i'm using cherry tomatoes.
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this dip would work with veggies, chips, whatever you want. i'm starting out with a cup of sour cream and a half a cup of ricotta. and to that -- >> so this is diet food? >> it is. actually, you could use greek fat-free yogurt, but, no, it's basketball time. about a tablespoon each of fresh lemon juice, minced onion goes in. another tablespoon of chopped parsley. then finally a little bit of difficult chopped up. that goes in. you mix this all up. and when you get it all mixed, it comes out, looks like this. your fans can do a little dip in there and you're all set. >> okay. here's an alternative. i found this beer cheese which is big in the south. but you can go online. but it's really easy to make. >> beer and cheese. >> sharp cheddar, a little paprika, shallots, a little garlic. >> what kind of beer? >> amberbock, about 12 ounces of amberbock goes in there. it's wonderful. so, makes a nice little alternative. easy to make.
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the recipe is on "world news now's" facebook page. then down to the three-point line. this is my three-point meatballs. here we are. i have a choice of either beef, turkey, and even veggie. and what you can do is i set out three sauces. you can set out whatever you want. a little barbecue, buffalo, marinara. you can dunk in there. >> so you're going to have a whole lot of veggie left over. >> that's right. probably so. these two will go first. it's fun. you can mix and match whatever you want to with the sauces. finally we've got our slam-dunk dessert station. i love this. basically we have cream puffs down here. and for dipping -- or dunking, i should say, i have chocolate, caramel or even strawberry topping. > hello, reena. >> i put on my party dress. >> you heard there was a party going on? >> all right. reena is crashing the party. you like veggie. here's a veggie meatball. see what you think. >> ladies first. >> i doement know if you want to dunk it. >> i might have switched it out. >> you switched out the veggie meatball? >> no, i can attest. that's the veggie.
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now you're going for the beef. a little barbecue sauce. what do you think? boom. all right. >> that's good. excellent. i'm ready for dessert. >> everything's better with barbecue sauce. >> but it really is that easy, that fun. i set everything out so your guests can serve themselves are you going to try the beer cheese? >> yeah. >> isn't that nice? it's really different. >> wow. >> good? it has a little zing to it. >> he likes zing early in morning. >> absolutely. >> it's an alternative to regular chips and dip. i serve it with a little bit of pretzels. a lot of fun. >> amazing. > very good. thank you. >> have one of those chocolate basketballs. >> make sure you take the wrapper off. we don't want to make it another popcorn thing. >> there was that popcorn incident. ruins the best parties. >> absolutely. actually, that would have been pretty funny. chief entertainment officer tim laird. thank you so much. >> cheers. >> march madness. >> find tim's res pies at
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as one of the top female athletes in the world, there is interest in the men serena williams has in her life. >> especially when he leaves her for not only another woman but serena's top competitor. abc's nick watt has the details. >> reporter: behind this great woman's success, serena williams, there was a man. a shirtless man. her hitting partner of eight years. >> whatever i want, whatever i feel like, i have to put my own needs back 24/7 and just do whatever is best for her. >> reporter: sascha bajin was just a small-time tennis coach in germany when he got the call. >> there was a saturday night, 3:00 a.m. phone call out of nowhere. i even said no at first. just because it was a sunday morning breakfast. i didn't want to get up in four hours. >> reporter: he travels over 300 days a year. >> i haven't been in my home since october. i don't know. i guess the cleaning lady moved in. i don't know. >> reporter: this week it's the bnp paribas open in the
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california desert where last year he switched courses to work with victoria azarenka. she she ever say, put your shirt on? you're drawing too much of a crowd? >> she did once. it wasn't about the crowd. i actually put some lotion on because i didn't want to get burned. she said i was too shiny. >> reporter: whatever is best for her. he's like the husband my wife wishes i could be. i'm nick watt at indian wells, california. >> i just took up tennis. i would love to spend a weekend with him. >> yeah. and clearly he's a switch hitter, so -- >> oh, boy. >> because he switched teams. not those teams. that's a whole different matter. >> thank you, kendis gibson. by the way, you know, he helped her through the pulmonary embolisms. he says it's one of his proudest moments that they got through. >> way to save it. that's the news for this half hour >> way to save it. that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," supreme court showdown. >> the supreme court justice nominee chosen by the president. his prominent legal background and why most republicans will not back him. campaign drama. why donald trump fears riots and what hillary clinton is saying about trump now after big political gains. tearful testimony. the woman seen on the hulk hogan sex tape and her words of embarrassment heard in court. did she know she was being recorded? and later, super hero adventure. it's batman versus superman. ben affleck and henry cavill talk about this widely anticipated action movie on this thursday, march 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning.
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it's thursday. st. patrick's day. >> st. paddy's day. >> absolutely. i guess i should go by kendis o'gibson. >> if you prefer that, but you're going to get a pinch because you don't have any green on. >> i do in some parts. literally, the pants, dirty. >> how exactly are we going to go from this to the supreme court justice? you make that transition, my friend. >> we'll try. a lot of people are feeling green with envy because they would love to be in his position. >> that was pretty good. >> others are saying, no way, they don't envy the position he's in. it's a tough one. it's going to be a raging battle over the president's nominee for the supreme court. we're talking, of course, about merrick garland. he has meetings today with democratic senators who are all but certain to support his nomination. >> those meetings the first in a long series of introductions. abc's terry moran starts us off with more about judge garland himself. >> reporter: after weeks of anticipation, there was president obama striding into the rose garden, introducing his nominee. >> i've made my decision.
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>> reporter: judge merrick garland, standing quietly at the president's side, then stepping forward. the emotion of the moment overwhelming him. >> this is the greatest honor of my life, other than lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. >> reporter: his family there watching, minus daughter becky. >> i also wish that we hadn't taught my older daughter to be so adventurous that she would be hiking in the mountains out of cell service range when the president called. >> reporter: for decades, merrick garland has been a prominent figure in american law. 63 years old, he's one of the oldest nominees ever. he is chief judge of the u.s. court of appeals in washington, where he served for 18 years, and before that, a top federal prosecutor. >> associate deputy attorney general merrick garland. >> reporter: garland was there in oklahoma city in 1995, as seen here in a video released by the white house, leading the prosecution of timothy mcveigh, a death penalty case.
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he carried the names of the victims with him everywhere he went while prosecuting that case. >> we promised that we would find the perpetrators, that we would bring them to justice, and that we would do it in a way that honored the constitution. >> reporter: he also led the prosecution of the unabomber. as a judge, garland is known as a moderate on the appeals court though he would tip the balance of the supreme court by replacing staunch conservative antonin scalia. in choosing merrick garland as his nominee, the president has selected someone who in any normal time with his endorsements over the year from both sides of the political aisle and his moderate record, would be easily confirmable, but this is not a normal political time. terry moran, abc news, the supreme court. >> well, it didn't take long for the political backlash against garland's nomination to start. senate republicans have said since the death of antonin scalia, that the next president should pick someone to replace him. majority leader mitch mcconnell
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made that position clear in a senate floor speech. >> it's the senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent. >> at least six of mcconnell's republican colleagues including judiciary committee chairman chuck grassley, say they're open to meeting with garland. presidential candidate ted cruz is not one of them. in a statement about garland, cruz said he would undermine second amendment gun rights and legalize late-term abortions. let's talk about the republican presidential hopefuls. donald trump, ted cruz and john kasich who are now actually focusing on next tuesday's primaries in arizona and utah. they were supposed to debate in utah on monday. but when trump withdrew, followed quickly by kasich, the event was canceled. trump says given his big delegate lead, republicans should be rallying around him. he's warning about the consequences if the republican establishment tries to block his nomination. >> i think you'd have riots. i think you'd have riots. i'm representing a tremendous,
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many, many millions of people. i think you would have problems like you've never seen before. i think i think bad things would happen. i really do. i believe that. i wouldn't lead it but i think bad things would happen. >> well, that said, house speaker paul ryan quickly took himself out of consideration for the gop nomination in the event of a contested convention. a small group of conservatives who are opposed to trump are meeting today to discuss a possible third party option. and in the democratic battle, not only are their primaries in arizona and utah next tuesday, there is a caucus in idaho. hillary clinton's campaign is expressing confidence describing her delegate lead over bernie sanders as unsurmountable. abc's cecilia vega with more. >> reporter: the democratic nomination now within arm's reach, and hillary clinton is focusing her fire on donald trump. >> we should be breaking down barriers, not building walls. >> reporter: trump firing off too saying clinton doesn't have the strength or energy to be president, recycling an attack line that's become one of his favorites.
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>> by the way, hillary's low energy, okay? she's low energy. she doesn't have the strength or the stamina. she's got no strength. she's got no stamina. no, she doesn't. >> reporter: clinton earlier told me, she's ready. >> he can talk about whatever he wants to talk about. if he wants to focus on me and talk about me, that's his choice. >> reporter: clinton closer than ever to locking up this race. and when that happens, she said she will ask bernie sanders for help. >> i would hope to be able to enlist bernie in helping me reach out to his supporters. >> reporter: sanders still defiant. >> don't let people tell you that you can't think big. >> reporter: the vermont senator would need to win every remaining primary state by nearly 40 points in order to clinch the nomination. the path to victory for him now next to impossible. when i spoke to hillary clinton, i asked her if she would ever
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ask bernie sanders to drop out of this race, even if his prolonged presence ends up hurting her in this campaign. she said, quote, i will never ask anybody to step out. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. a sudden passing overnight. music fans mourning the death of singer frank sinatra jr. his family says he died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest while on tour in daytona beach, florida. sinatra followed his famous father's footsteps into music as a teenager, eventually working for his dad as his musical director and conductor. he was 72 years old. also in florida, the woman shown having sex with hulk hogan has testified in his lawsuit against gawker. heather cole told the st. petersburg courtroom she didn't know the encounter was being taped. she was very upset her then-husband had recorded it. >> i felt embarrassed. >> why was that?
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>> because i didn't want this to be anything. i wanted it to go away. >> cole also testified that in her opinion, hulk hogan is someone who likes publicity. hogan is suing gawker for $100 million for posting the edited video. he says it was an invasion of his privacy. well, this could be a game-changer when it comes to auto safety. carmakers have agreed by 2022 to make auto braking standard on cars and midsized suvs and on large suvs and pickups by 2025. now, automatic braking uses cameras, radar and other sensors to see objects in the way and slow or stop a vehicle if the driver doesn't react. auto brakes could cut rear-impact collisions by 40%. not bad. someone just got a deal on a fantastic used car. >> used car. cream puff.
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what a cream puff. this 1937 bugatti, '57 roadster was just auctioned off in florida for $9.7 million. that's a deal. the seller said it was the most valuable car of its kind. >> you know what, never trust everything you hear at a car dealer because a similar model sold for $100,000 more a few decades ago. but this beauty was a race car before world war ii and it was restored to showroom condition back in the 1980s. but you should probably get a lot of insurance for this one. there's no air bags and no heated seats or no cup holders. >> no cup holders. is there at least like an eight-track player in there? >> i doubt it. you have to sing your own show tunes. >> jazz hands, by yourself. all right. coming up in "the mix," little known facts about st. patrick's day along with a little surprise. also ahead, good guy against good guy. the stars of "batman v. superman" reveals new details about this long-awaited action movie. and the emergency shutdown
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the blaze filled the sky with plumes of smoke. the u.s. coast guard towed the yacht to a remote location. no injuries were reported and authorities are still trying to determine what caused that fire. the yacht reportedly sold for more than $2 million in 2014. guessing it's worth a lot less now. >> probably right. well, heartbreak in massachusetts as a state trooper is killed during a traffic stop. thomas clardy was handling a track violation when his cruiser was hit by another vehicle. he was a state trooper for 11 years. other officers and first responders lined the streets to pay respect to the former marine. clardy was 44 years old and leaves behind a wife and six children. now to one of the busiest subway systems in the country. it is set to reopen in just a few hours. washington, d.c.'s metro which we're both familiar with. >> i love it. >> i don't. was shut down for the entire day for emergency inspections. >> the action taken almost immediately after a fire on the tracks earlier this week. abc's lauren lyster joins us now
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with new developments. >> good morning. i too am familiar with the d.c. metro system. this is believed to be an unprecedented shutdown of what is the country's second busiest rail system. 700,000 rides a day are taken on d.c.'s metro, but wednesday that number falling to zero. >> reporter: commuter train transportation in washington, d.c., grinding to a halt wednesday. for more than 24 hours, all 91 metro rail stations in and around the nation's capital closed. >> i thought it was a hoax. like, really? >> reporter: after a fire on the tracks monday, fear of a systematic mcal failure, causing officials to shut down the entire system and spend wednesday checking 600 electrical connections over 100 miles of underground tracks. crews discovering these fraying jumper cables. >> as bad as that looks, these do not indicate they're imminent for fire, but clearly this is a hazardous condition that we
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cannot accept. >> reporter: inspectors finding three cables damaged to that degree. they call them showstoppers. and they found more than two dozen areas damaged in total. despite the inconvenience, some commuters expressing support. >> probably a good decision but it definitely ruined a lot of people's commute this morning. >> after the disasters and loss of life in the last year, i think this was a really smart thing to do. >> reporter: monday's fire had eerie similarities to a metro fire last year that left one person dead. so, despite traffic moving slowly wednesday morning and row afro of train cars sitting in the yard, officials standing by their choice. >> we are aware of the inconvenience that was caused, but we still believe today that we made the correct decision. >> inspections are complete and the metro is set to reopen at 5:00 a.m. with all that damage fixed. so, reena and kendis, just in time for the morning commute. >> tough day for commuterers. but there was an upside for businesses?
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>> this was kind of interesting. what's bad for metro may be good for things like bike sharing. 50 on people signed up for a free trial membership over a 24-hour period just yesterday. you know what comes with uber when there's high demand. uber cars were available but there was the surge pricing. shares were 2 1/2 times the normal rate. >> that is absolutely wrong. >> i didn't think about uber. >> i always think about that, every time i look at the uber, surge pricing, not today. >> things returning to normal on the metro. the trains will all be delayed as usual in d.c. >> i love the metro system. i really do. coming up -- thank you, lauren. coming up in our next half hour, the alarming rise of bank tellers involved in identity theft why the police are warning you to be careful with your own information even with your own bank. first, the epic battle between two super heroes and the battle for ben affleck to make it into his bat suit as the oldest man cast as the caped crusader. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ batman batman ♪ ♪ batman batman ♪ batman batman >> i can't put my hand on it. is it the theme from "america's greatest hero?" >> no. >> there have been many incarnations of batman, but the latest includes a challenger, an alien from the planet krypton. >> superman and batman will be on the big screen together. chris connelly is "up all nightline" with the film's stars. >> reporter: he may be the new man in the bat suit with major bat boots to fill but ben affleck says he's long been
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drawn to the depths of the dark knight. >> batman's the most interesting super hero in a way because he's the most human. he's the most like us. he can be kind of broken with, i with is fascinating be coupled with all this heroic stuff. >> reporter: the movie pits the two mightiest icons of the dc comics universe as he takes on 32-year-old henry cavill's superman clark kent. affleck at 43 is the oldest actor to be cast as batman bruce wayne. >> i wanted to be in a movie that was ballsy and had something to say. i wanted to do a movie my kids would think is cool. my son thinks it's cool. >> reporter: inside the suit, a physique painstakingly primed to super hero standards. an absolute necessity given cavill's impeccable pecs. >> that was very daunting. i thought,fy have to be in as good a shape as this guy, i'm in trouble. i worked out for almost a year before the movie started to get into being a super hero at my
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advanced age. that does not come easy. that's what audiences have come to expect. ♪ >> i look at the adam west batman now and i think, god, this guy got away with murder. >> reporter: audiences expected to flock to its march 25th opening will be honest as well, with snyder looking to show "batman v. superman" is a worthy successor to nolan's film. and affleck eager to provide more than just moral support as his director turns 50. are you going to do anything special for him? in hon of the -- >> i'm going to give him a lap dance. it's the only gift i can be sure he won't give back. and you can't regift. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm chris connelly in los angeles. >> he was talking about the director there.
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>> yeah. who's hotter? >> you or him? >> no! henry or ben. >> oh, i thought you said you or ben affleck. >> don't try to filibuster. >> i'm going to try to filibuster. >> henry or ben? try to filibuster. >> henry or ben?
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>> i bet you didn't know this about your hat. >> yeah. >> turns into a disco ball. >> oh. look at that. >> uh-huh. >> it just lights up. >> i like that. >> miss mcninan. >> it's very cool. all righty. since we're in the mood for st. paddy's story, this story has nothing do with that. we're talking about adam laroche, who announced he's retiring from baseball. yes. okay. so he had a bad season with the white sox. we finally found out why he's retiring and walking away from $10 million. he tells this writer it's because his son has been banned from the white sox clubhouse. apparently there's his son. he's been in the clubhouse quite a bit as the president of the team said that his son is in the clubhouse 100% of the time. he says, no more, tone it down. he says, i'm walking away.
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>> wow. leaving $10 million on the table over the clubhouse. >> yeah. >> wow. >> and his son. >> great. well, from kids to the elderly. chicago blackhawks, very interesting -- what's going on here? i said elderly and suddenly people are walking through our shots. the chicago blackhawks -- the chicago blackhawks turned an area for senior citizens into a hockey rink. a game at the united center and it was done with the folks from the centennial activities center. it's a way of giving back and giving them a chance to play hockey. they look pretty good, mr. o'gibson. >> it's great and very similar to like real hockey. dentures were lost, as well. >> oh. all right. here's a big bike. this isn't the largest bike ever. the world's heaviest bike, rideable, and fitting with the team today, it is green. so, this is -- it is 1,895 pounds. that is pretty huge. >> may the luck of the irish be
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with them, too. >> yes, celebrate.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," donald trump's warning. why he fears violence at the gop convention. and why he's skipping a debate as hillary clinton's attention takes a new turn. supreme court controversy. the president's nominee for supreme court with a prominent background. why top republicans insist there will be no hearings for this judge. and new this half hour, the footwear invention taking us back to the future. >> the athletic shoe that laces itself is one step closer to the marketplace. you're in for a kick. and later, the first lady's big announcement made at one of the hippest festivals in the country. what michelle obama refuses to do. that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, march 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good morning, everyone. it's thursday. st. paddy's day. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. happy st. patrick's day. >> happy start of march madness to you. >> it is a big day. >> as well. >> i think 90% of american men will be off today. >> yes, or they will call out tomorrow. it seems like we've been dealing with november madness with this election race. it's been going on for several months. and will for several more. the race for the white house, there's angst donald trump is causing inside the republican party. >> a small group of conservatives opposed to trump are meeting today to consider supporting a third-party candidate. trump is the only republican with a path to clinching the party's nomination before the gop convention. he says it's time for republicans to rally around him or face the consequences. abc's tom llamas reports. >> reporter: donald trump warning, if the republican establishment tries to block his nomination, there will be chaos at the convention. >> i think you'd have riots. i think you'd have riots.
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you know, we have -- i'm representing a tremendous, many, many millions of people. i think you would have problems like you've never seen before. i think bad things would happen. i really do. i believe that. i wouldn't lead it, but i think bad things would happen. >> reporter: trump's words coming with these images still fresh in american minds. anger and violence at his campaign rallies. trump now saying it's time for, quote, a natural healing process. >> we have a great opportunity, and the people that are voting are democrats are coming in, independents are coming in, and very, very importantly, people that never voted before. it's an incredible thing. >> reporter: florida governor rick scott falling in line, endorsing trump, telling other republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters. but ohio governor john kasich, fresh off a big victory in his home state, now vowing to fight all the way to the convention floor, but with a positive message. >> i want to remind you again tonight that i will not take the low road to the highest office
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in the land. >> reporter: one place we won't see the candidates clash -- a debate stage. trump pulling out of monday's showdown on fox. kasich then dropping out, too. >> i think we've had enough. how many times county same people ask you the same question? >> reporter: senator ted cruz, who thrives on debates, mocking trump as ducking donald. with senator marco rubio now out of the race, establishment leaders have thrown around the name of house speaker paul ryan. but speaker ryan said that if you want to be president, you should run for president, and there is no situation this year in which he will be the party's nominee, including at the convention in cleveland. tom llamas, abc news, coral gables, florida. five north carolina deputies suspended for their actions at a trump rally. the deputies had been escorting a protester from the event when video shows him being lit. investigators said the deputies had their eyes on the stairs when the man was hit. the suspect has been charged
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with assault and disorderly conduct. in the democratic campaign battle, hillary clinton gets back to fund-raising today with events in georgia and tennessee. after this week's primary victories, clinton is increasingly turning her attention to a potential general election showdown against donald trump. clinton now has nearly two-thirds of the convention delegates needed to claim the democratic nomination. despite her advantage, bernie sanders isn't going away. he has a rally scheduled tonight in flagstaff, arizona. democrats in that state, along with utah and idaho, hold their nominating contests next tuesday. and sanders needs to win every remaining primary state by nearly 40 points in order to clinch the nomination. so you're saying there's a chance. even so, he says he intends to stay in the race until the democratic convention. president obama's nominee for the supreme court will get a warm reception on capitol hill today as he meets with
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democratic senators. 63-year-old merrick garland was introduced by the president yesterday. he's the chief judge of the u.s. court of appeals in washington. garland faces an uphill fight to be confirmed because senate republicans say the next president should fill the vacancy on the court. soon after naming garland, the president challenged the republican position. >> it's supposed to be above politics. it has to be. and it should stay that way. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has spoken with garland on the phone. mcconnell says there will be no confirmation hearing for garland scheduled. at least six other republican senators say they are open to meeting with garland in the coming weeks. >> the michigan uber driver accused of killing six people is now suing uber. in the handwritten lawsuit, jason dalton accuses uber of ripping him off and failing to pay back wages. he's suing for $10 million. according to police, he said a devil figure on uber's app was controlling him when he allegedly killed the six people. uber responded saying, it's hard to know how to respond to someone who refuses to take
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responsibility for his own actions. and this case in d.c. just keeps getting weirder by the day. disturbing new details about the death of a police detective in maryland. the officer was deliberately shot by a fellow officer during a chaotic scene at the police station. abc's pierre thomas has the details. >> reporter: the tragic death of detective jacai colson has shaken the prince george's county police department to its core. the fears that a fellow officer was responsible were confirmed. police say one of colson's colleagues shot him because he perceived a threat, apparently thinking colson was one of the suspects. >> the shot that struck and killed detective colson was deliberately aimed at him by another police officer. there's no intention, as i've seen the facts, to indicate any malice. >> reporter: colson, in plain clothes and an unmarked car, was killed during an exchange of
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gunfire when police responded to the attack. on monday i asked the chief about the pain of knowing that one of his own officers may have mistakenly shot another. >> you struck another defender down, that's particularly devastating. >> reporter: pierre thomas, abc news, washington. well, to keep airline fees in check, attempts have failed in the senate. democrats on the senate commerce committee tried to prohibit airlines from setting unreasonable fee prices. they also wanted the transportation department to establish what is reasonable. the effort failed along party lines. well, on this st. patrick's day, everyone is irish, of course. which means we can all celebrate especially with some special deals. guests at ihop who wear green can get one shortstack of buttermilk pancakes for just $1. and at sonic all shakes are half off. >> speaking of shakes, mcdonald's and burger king have their seasonal selections. you can also plan some summer fun at six flags with up to half off passes today and 25% off at the glasses shop if you order
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green, gold or orange glasses. you got to use st. pat, st. pat's 25 code. stpats25 code. >> beer deals as part of that? >> i bet there are. check your local irish pub. >> okay, i will research it. >> i bet you will. the self-lacing shoes are finally here nearly 30 years after they were worn by marty mcfly in "back to the future 2." >> quiet. nike has unveiled the first adaptive lacing shoe. hyper adapt 1.0. once you step into the shoe, your heel hits a sensor that causes it to tighten. >> and, of course, in the movie, mcfly travels to the year 2015 and discovers the sneakers. the shoes will be out at the end of the year, but you must be a member of nike plus to buy them. >> good idea. i like it. coming up in "the skinny," a big change for the golden-haired male model fabio. it has nothing to do with his appearance.
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also ahead, she's presided over her tv courtroom for years. now judge judy faces legal challenges of her own. and a consumer alert about automated banking. the identity theft scheme that could fool you when you least expect it. it is after our forecast map. 88 degrees in orlando. 49 degrees today in belfast, ireland, of course. >> very good. >> we celebrate. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by finish quantum. . narrator: breakfast. dishes. dinner. dishes. marriage. dishes. divorce. dishes. sleeping. (snoring) (sputtering) dishes. not sleeping. dishes. life. dishes. death. dishes. existence. dishes. dishes, dishes, dishes... every dish, every time. only finish has the power ball
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stealing a car. and you see this. he led officers on a chase over busy freeways and streets. at one point the vehicle heading the wrong way. he jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the sherman oaks galleria shopping center. officers chased him on foot, eventually arresting him in the mall. now to another kind of crime. but this one a lot more discreetly committed. identity theft. >> a new warning about how thieves can rob your account with a simple phone call. abc's rebecca jarvis has the details. >> thank you for calling. >> i would like to update my current telephone number. >> sure, we can definitely update your phone number. >> reporter: you're listening to a modern day bank robbery. that caller, authorities say, is really a thief using stolen bank account information. >> yes, i'd like to order some checks. >> reporter: ordering checks so he can get money from a stranger's account. and you may not believe his accomplice. prosecutors say he got that stolen info from a bank teller. >> and what transactions did you want to go over, sir? >> reporter: it's not just one account. he calls to access several.
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>> i would like to know how much i have available in my accounts, please. >> you have $14,327.13. >> bank tellers have access to very confidential data. >> reporter: cyrus vance, manhattan's top attorney, says bad tellers are often part of larger identity theft rings. >> they're selling that to individuals on the outside who will then take that information, turn it into credit cards or checks. >> reporter: and he says he's seen an alarming increase in these crimes, even estimating he prosecutes a case once a month. should people around the country be worried? >> i think we should all be worried. that doesn't mean we should all panic. >> reporter: this woman didn't want us to show her face because she says she continues to have her identity stolen after she became a victim. >> nobody knew that this was happening. >> reporter: she says thousands of dollars from her account stolen just weeks before the biggest day of her life. >> we had been working for about a year to save up a lot of cash to pay for our entire wedding
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and it was gone. >> reporter: she says she had no idea a bank teller had stolen her identity, along with 28 other customers, can until she received this letter from her bank. chase told her a former employee may have accessed your account information without authorization and gave it to someone outside of chase. chase says as soon as we discovered this, we immediately called the authorities, fired the employee and reimbursed the customers. we're sorry and angry this happened. but vance says not all banks aggressively fight and report these crimes. do you think the banks need to be doing more? >> i think some banks need to be doing more. if it's not reported to law enforcement, it's just an invitation for that criminal to keep the money and go onto the next account or the next bank. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and rebecca also tells us that the american bankers association tells abc news that banks use safeguards to prevent
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fraud, including some sophisticated software as well. >> they usually protect you if there's theft of some sort. they usually reimburse you. but it's still so frightening this could happen in this day and age. still drives me nuts that most places don't take the p.i.n., the little card. i think target is the only store i've been to that actually takes it. drives me nuts. >> we're getting there, though. when we come back, what first lady michelle obama says she never wants to do after leaving the white house. and an emotional moment on stage for britney spears and her family. "the skinny" up next.
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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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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. >> wear your hat? >> if it worked. it says, kiss me, i'm irish, but it never works for me on this day. >> oh. >> it never does. anyway, but i try. let's kick things off here on this st. paddy's day. "skinny" from austin, texas, of course, where all the cool kids are right about now. >> we're talking about the south by southwest festival yesterday. michelle obama spoke about what she thinks life will be like this time next year when she's no longer first lady. >> mrs. obama said she wants to continue to help young people but with one exception. >> not as president. i will not run for president. no, no, not going to do it.
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hey, and here's one of the reasons why, because i've got these two young people at home. and being the kids, the daughters of a president, just think about it. come on, young people. not so easy. >> she's got a great point. they deserve something special at the end of this term, i have to say, because they've handled themselves so gracefully and so wonderfully. look, they're all grown up now. mrs. obama noted malia and sasha handled everything wonderfully. malia heads to college in the fall and the family plans to stay in d.c. until sasha finishes high school. you can't pull her out in the middle of high school, right? >> in her keynote address, the first lady talked about the importance of education for girls noting over 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. >> it would have been interesting to see if your daddy was president how you would have been in the white house during your high school years. >> i would have been a brat. >> you would have had some interesting stories. tmz would be all over you. >> oh, my word, yes.
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once upon a time in "the skinny," justin bieber had a physical altercation with the paparazzi. now the biebs is paying off. the 22-year-old settled out of court with an l.a.-based photographer for an undisclosed amount of money. >> it stems from a 2012 incident where bieber allegedly attacked the man while on a date with then-girlfriend selena gomez. the lawsuit claims he delivered a flying kick to the gut. tmz is reporting the payout was peanuts. >> i wonder what a flying kick to the gut looks like. >> what does that look like, brian? >> i'll show you. here we go. >> oh, lord. no, no, no. >> just not too much. >> oh, got you. >> thank you. >> how about we move. next, britney spears certainly knows thousand melt hearts, especially her sisters. the younger spears sister jamie lynn was scheduled to perform at the legendary grand ol' opry when her big sister britney came out on stage with her brother brian. >> jamie lynn called her her heart and soul. before introducing her sister
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who was clearly moved by her sibling's appearance. jamie lynn wiped away tears before singing in front of the crowd right there in nashville. >> and britney looks great. our great tradition of musical families, like the spears, just one of many reasons to love this country. >> yesterday, 6,000 people became american citizens in l.a. and being in l.a., there were, of course, some celebrities in the crowd. >> among them the most famous of all, fabio in the world. fabio, look at the hair. the male model on the cover of countless romance novels said the american dream is still alive and well. >> i believe in this country so much. and i believe in the people of this country because, you know, it's like the only place where you can really express yourself and get rewarded for it. >> the buff fabio then swept rob schneider into his arms. rob's wife was there to also become a citizen. congratulations. >> oh, that is really sweet. coming up, a new type of courtroom drama for judge judy. no, it's not him in the hat.
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so your love for dark clothes will never fade. woolite darks. ♪ here comes the judge here comes the judge ♪ ♪ here comes the judge >> here comes the judge. she normally rules on them, but judge judy finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit. >> the multimillion dollar suit claims her $47 million a year salary is just too much for a talent agency. abc's linsey davis has more. >> you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. >> reporter: judge judy, the no nonsense cut to the chase courtroom commander. >> you speak, i rule. then you shut up. do you understand? >> reporter: known for her sizzling shutdowns. >> don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.
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>> reporter: finds herself in the middle of a courtroom drama, a multimillion dollar lawsuit. >> please. >> reporter: talent agency rebel entertainment partners filed a lawsuit monday suing cbs television, claiming the media giant failed to pay the millions in profits and saying the show is now losing money because. judge's $47 million annual salary. >> where's the money? >> $47 million is quite high for a salary. and leaves nothing for any of the people that were supposed to receive profits from the show. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims rebel entertainment is entitled to 5% of the show's net profits, but says they haven't received a dime since february 2010, when the judge's salary nearly doubled. that money allegedly coming out of the production budget. >> it's just an egregious violation of the contract and shouldn't be allowed and won't be allowed. >> reporter: rebel entertainment also accuses cbs of not consulting with them when the legal star began producing the spinoff show "hot bench," something they say cbs was obligated to discuss with them.
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>> sit down. >> reporter: in a statement full of her signature sass, sheindlin who was not named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, calls the complaint hilarious, saying rebel entertainment's president has somehow received over $17 million from my program. now complaining about not getting enough money, that's real chutzpah. >> there's only one person who gets the last word in. that's me. >> cbs declined to comment and referred us to judge judy's statement. >> can you believe she's been on the air for 20 years? >> can you believe she's making $47 million a year? >> she's good. >> that would make anybody want to get into this business. >> there you go. oh, you know what, if she's stepping down, i'm ready to step right in. >> you are ready to step in. >> i have no legal or judicial background, but i can make it up as we go. >> you look pretty good in that. >> guilty! guilty! >> what am i guilty of? >> too much irish. >> too much irish
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making news in america this morning, supreme court showdown. a new fight in washington across all three branches. president obama announcing his nomination for supreme court. senate republicans already refusing to consider his choice. we're live with the latest. canceled, donald trump single-handedly shutting down the next republican debate warning of riots if he's denied the nomination and taking aim at hillary clinton. amazing survival story. a dog missing at sea after falling off a boat for more than a month found alive. and thrilling thursday, two great american traditions overlapping on the same day, the start of march madness and st. patrick's day.

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