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welcome back to "who wants to be a millionaire." sam meyer here playing very well so far today. you're at $5,000. you reached your first threshold. >> thank you. >> good job. >> [laughs] >> little relief. all 3 of your lifelines are there as well, so you're in good shape. >> okay. >> so let's continue on. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ all right, sam, your $7,000 question. which of the following is a hybrid dog breed and not one of the accepted names for a baby pig? is it... >> [laughs] i have--i have heard of a puggle as a breed, and so i'll go with c, puggle. final answer. >> that's right. >> nice. >> it's a pug mixed with a beagle. >> a beagle, okay. [horn blares] >> and that means time is up. $7,000, sam.
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from pets to pot. the state of oregon has exceeded all expectations, collecting nearly $3.5 million in taxes after just one month of legal marijuana sales. pot dispensaries just finished turning 25% in sales taxes to the state from the month of january. now, most of that monthly revenue will go toward education and mental health services. the rest to law enforcement and drug abuse prevention measures. turning now to a parenting alert about kids accidentally overdosing. in an exclusive look at how many children end up in emergency rooms every day after getting their hands on prescription pills. >> abc's dr. richard besser has the startling new numbers showing a rise in such incidents. >> reporter: a new report says accidental medicine overdoses send 160 kids to the e.r. every day. in 2013, almost 60,000 young children were seen in hospitals. all from vitamins, pain relievers or prescription drugs that adults left within reach. where are the kids getting the meds? dropped on the ground, in pill organizers, a purse or diaper
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bag, on counter tops. even in cabinets. >> kids will find medicine in all kinds of places. we found that 23% or one out of four kids were finding and getting into medicine in a pill box. >> reporter: pill boxes and organizers are not built to keep kids out. i recently sat down with some toddlers, and it took this 3-year-old nine seconds to pop it open. >> reporter: okay, you got that one open. that one open up, gabriella? >> yeah. >> i guess i'm surprised he could open this one. i didn't really think about it. >> reporter: as we found, even child-resist ant packaging doesn't always work. >> get one open? >> reporter: this 4-year-old opened up a properly closed child-resist ant bottle with just a little tinkering. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> it's hard because they're so good at it. it's hard to take your medicine when they're not around. >> how do you keep them out of reach for your kids as a key? >> you've got to be very careful. they're pretty crafty. that's the problem.
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pretty crafty kids. you got to watch out. coming up, madonna strips down under. strips down one of her fans. we'll tell you about it. emma watson shows off her hip-hop skills. "the skinny" coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" (tiffany) ask yourself what your children or cigarettes. for as long as i can remember, my mother smoked. she died from lung cancer when i was 16. i could not take the chance of continuing smoking and not being here for my daughter. i know how much i needed my mom still, and i didn't realize it until i had lost her.
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leading things off in "the skinny," new worries madonna has become unhinged. >> the material girl is currently on tour down under. last night at her concert in brisbane, australia, many fans were not too pleased. >> after reportedly taking the stage over two hours late the night prior, madonna appeared to be kind of out of it, which became even more clear when she embarrassed a fan that she pulled on stage. >> she's the kind of girl you just want to slap. i mean [ bleep ] and pull. [ bleep ]. >> oh, my. sorry. you can do the same to me. >> not cool? >> huh-uh. >> the singer has been under a lot of pressure lately caught up in a custody battle with her ex-husband, guy ritchie. >> earlier this week, madonna appeared in a new york courtroom via video link and was slammed by the judge for not adequately
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considering her son rocco's needs first. >> we hope she does well. next we're going to stay down under for australia's biggest global star since men at work, iggy azalea. >> the rapper finally revealed why she canceled her great escape tour. she goes topless for "schon" magazine, the word in german meaning beautiful. >> she explained after being the subject of much scrutiny and disdain especially on social media, she said, quote, had to have a psychotic breakdown last year. she says that she's doing better now with renewed energy while planning her wedding to nba player nick young and working on her upcoming second album. >> wow. >> who knew. >> what's your favorite song she sings? >> i think there are only like two. >> yeah. do you have one? >> "fancy," i guess. >> "fancy," that's a good one. >> i live that. >> that's your theme music. >> yeah, exactly. next up, lynn manual miranda, the creator and star of the hit broadway musical "hamilton," earlier in the week
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we showed you he was freestyling and he did a freestyle rap with president obama in the white house rose garden. now miranda is collaborating with actress emma watson. >> they sat down to talk about the u.n. gender equality initiative. he for she. when watson asked miranda to rap about the subject, he agreed only if watson provided the beat. well, home girl stepped up. ♪ >> perfect. ♪ yeah yeah ♪ and i have to laugh ♪ how we meet and not be equal ♪ we're like half ♪ women are like half of the people on earth and ♪ yes they should have been equal since birth ♪ ♪ yo this beat box is fantastic ♪ >> they are so cool. who knew emma watson had it in her. and i just love the guy even more. he's amazing. do you want to compete? ♪ >> no. no. >> no. >> my hand just got very spitty. >> go ahead.
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♪ >> we're going to move onto the next story. you know how popular "hamilton" is? ♪ >> i'm not done yet. you're supposed to do the next rap. >> i can't freestyle. >> let me show you how it's done. we're going to beatbox. >> there's all this talk about replacing alexander hamilton on the $10 bill. it's now to the point where they're reconsidering that and not replacing him after all. finally, a bizarre mashup of hollywood, hockey and hip-hop. actor kevin spacey has become part of the florida panthers strange postgame ritual of giving the mvp a shirt with spacey's head floating over a nebula. >> in a strange twist, a video surfaced of kevin spacey packing a suitcase, including this custom made panthers jersey, with the long number 1738. >> that is an apparent reference what you're listening to, fetty wap and his crew. not sure what the connection is. but if ever there was a man to
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>> while it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever, the fact that i've even come this far is evidence of how special america truly is. >> this is the greatest honor of my life, other than lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. >> at a time when our politics are so polarized, this is precisely the time when we should play it straight. >> it's the senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent. >> our house was surrounded. by the time we got out, the front and the back met and we knew it was over. we knew that it was coming in the house. >> next thing i know is i feel the train just completely lift up off the ground, slams me into the door. >> we are aware of the inconvenience that was caused by closing down the system but we still believe today that we made the correct decision because of safety. >> well, o.j. thinks the knife thing is a complete joke. now he has a saying that he says all over the yard.
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he jokingly says, if the knife is rusted, i can't be busted. >> will you marry me? >> yes. ♪ potus is holding up the signs ♪ ♪ i'm not done ♪ oh my gosh ♪ i can't believe i'm there ♪ i'm here with the president ♪ and yo the mike drops >> how good is that? that's -- you think that's going viral? that's going viral. >> that was a great moment. admit it. >> more beats by reena? ♪ ♪ today is friday and it's going to say ♪ ♪ help me out kendis can you rap ♪ >> please. >> please just stop. >> all right, guys. >> thank you. busy week ahead. >> i'm going to work on that over the weekend. >> bake sale in great falls. halloween attraction show in st. louis. >> oh, boy. >> and the president goes to cuba. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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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." heated hearing on capitol hill. michigan's governor repeatedly apologizing for the water crisis in flint. but will rick snyder resign? full details ahead. north korea has launched a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea. in defiance of u.n. resolutions. the tegs test-firing comes amidthreats by the north of preemptive nuclear strikes against washington and seoul. senator marco rubio says he's not interested in being any republican candidate's vice president. in his first comments since suspending his own presidential run, rubio also said he won't be running to be governor of florida. and the state of oregon says it has far exceeded expectations collecting nearly $3.5 million
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in tax revenue in its first month of legal pot sales. those are some of our top stories on this friday, march 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we're going to start this half hour with that explosive hearing on capitol hill over the water crisis in flint, lead in the water there. >> the michigan governor repeatedly apologized, but rick snyder testified that he was repeatedly told the problem wasn't severe. abc's mary bruce reports from the hearing. >> you need to take some responsibility because you screwed up. >> reporter: the blame game erupting on capitol hill. >> what does accountability look like for you? >> reporter: democrats laying into michigan governor rick snyder over the water crisis in flint. >> you were completely missing in action. that's not leadership. do you think? >> i was not missing in action, congressman. >> reporter: the governor acknowledging mistakes. >> i should have asked tougher
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questions. i should have done more. >> reporter: but for many, that's not enough. >> and there you are, dripping with guilt, but drawing your paycheck. >> do i think the system failed? yes. >> reporter: republicans blaming epa administrator gina mccarthy for being slow to act. >> sir, i'm not trying to shift responsibility or blame. >> yes, you have. this whole hearing that's all you've done. >> reporter: it's not just flint. a "usa today" investigation finds problematic lead levels over the past four years in the water of schools and day care centers in 42 states. one school in maine with lead levels 41 times higher than the epa limit. also in that hearing room, bus loads of families that came in from flint. they said that what they heard simply was not enough. they want someone to be held accountable. but even more, they simply want a solution to this devastating crisis. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. democrats on capitol hill are turning up the pressure on republicans to hold hearings at the very least on president obama's supreme court nominee. judge merrick garland made the traditional day after the nomination courtesy calls to senators on thursday.
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he steered clear of republicans. but visited with senate minority leader harry reid and vermont senator patrick leahy. >> there's no reason why, especially somebody as noncontroversial as the chief judge, there's no question this couldn't in the normal course could easily be done by memorial day. >> there's just simply too much at stake to leave this decision in the hands of a president who is headed out the door. >> republicans argue that the american people should have a voice in filling the vacancy on the high court. but democrats say the people made their choice when they re-elected president obama in 2012. let's move on now to the presidential race. law enforcement is looking into claims that donald trump's personal information has been hacked. the hacker group anonymous claims it's responsible for releasing trump's data including his social security number, cell phone information, as well as address. anonymous says it targeted trump because of what it calls his
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fascist and xenophobic agenda. hillary clinton has been declared the winner of tuesday's democratic primary in missouri. bernie sanders says he doesn't plan to ask for a recount in that close race. doing so would cost taxpayer money. and sanders showing no sign of stopping. he's campaigning today in the three states holding nominating contests next tuesday. we're going to get more now on the race from abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: hillary clinton says she's getting worried calls from around the world about a possible donald trump presidency. >> i'm having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop donald trump. i say, no, i mean, this is up to americans. thank you very much. >> reporter: and donald trump is not easing fears about his candidacy when predicting riots if he loses the nomination at the gop convention this summer. >> i think you'd have riots. i think you'd have riots. i'm representing a tremendous, many, many millions of people. i think you would have problems like you've never seen before. i think it would -- i think bad things would happen. i really do. i believe that. i wouldn't lead it but i think
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bad things would happen. >> reporter: that statement denounced by republican leaders. >> to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> he's running for president of the united states. this kind of language is an outrage. >> reporter: as for hillary clinton, there's a possible turning point coming in the race. "the new york times" reports president obama told donors it's nearing the time for sanders' campaign to come to an end and for democrats to unite behind hillary. the white house denies the president was endorsing clinton, but says the president did say this -- >> our success in november in electing a democratic president will depend on the commitment and ability of the democratic party to come together behind our nominee. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, washington. the young man from virginia accused of joining isis says he made a bad decision. muhammad khweis was captured by
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kurdish forces in iraq on monday. he now says he was convinced by a girl to go to mosul. but once he made it there, he found he hated it and wanted to return to the u.s. and khweis says isis does not represent the true values of islam. the fbi now says that student faisal mohammad was inspired by isis, as well, before going on a stabbing rampage at the university of california merced campus last november. investigators found isis propaganda on a laptop belonging to mohammed and that he had visited several terrorist websites before launching his attack. but they say he acted alone when he stabbed and wounded four people before police shot and killed him. now that lawsuit against uber by michigan driver accused of killing six people. well, that turned out to be a hoax. the suit was supposedly filed by jason dalton who told police the uber app was controlling his
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mind. now officials in kalamazoo say dalton denied filing the suit and didn't authorize anyone to do so on his behalf. furthermore, the handwriting on the suit did not match dalton's. bizarre extreme weather across a number of states. >> we had an ice storm amid 60 degree temperatures in the south. you had lightning striking a plane en route to new york, and snow heading to the east coast just in time for spring. >> to wrap it all up, abc's lauren lyster joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. i'm not excited for that possible winter storm. let's start with that american airlines flight, shall we? so here's what happened. it was struck by lightning thursday evening. it was forced to make an emergency landing on the way from north carolina to new york. diverted to jfk airport. it was supposed to land at laguardia. the plane was damaged on the rear wing. you can kind of see it in those images. paengs on the ground still shaken. >> there was a flash of light and a big explosion. the plane dipped about 100 feet. i don't know. it just felt like i was on a roller coaster. >> i never had this kind of experience. it's the first time for me.
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>> it was pretty intense but i'm glad we made it safe, you know? >> meanwhile, severe weather also striking texas on thursday. look at that, hail the size of peas, golf balls, even baseballs. the ice storm blasted holes through car windshields. it snarled the morning commute. the hail was coming down so hard, reena and kendis, it actually killed several flamingos at the ft. worth zoo. and in mississippi, there were creepy foreboding clouds. they were warning of potential tornadoes thursday night. and next there is that storm that's headed for the northeast this weekend. maybe getting 1 to 3 inches of snow. >> wow. >> just in time for the first day of spring is sunday. >> it's unbelievable at this point we're still having to deal with it. talking about that lightning strike, it would seem that would be a common thing on planes. >> it would seem common? i think it seems uncommon. the surprising thing is the statistic which we found which is that the average airliner gets struck by lightning once a year. >> wow. >> i think that seems high.
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i'm surprised you -- >> i'm just shocked that -- >> you're the big traveler, too. you travel all the time. >> -- that it doesn't happen more often and -- >> i think once a year seems like a lot. >> it is. obviously it was a roller coaster ride. that was the first and last plane flight for that woman. >> i know. she was upset. >> lauren needs to head back to california at some point. scare her away from that. >> thanks, lauren. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. as lauren mentioned, by the way, that storm that dumped hail on texas is expected to get stronger. >> the radar shows it's over the deep south, and when it turns north, it will turn into snow, causing travel delays. accuweather's justin povick has more. good morning, justin. >> reena, kendis, thanks and good morning to you. we're following another storm system that eventually will place a cold enough air mass in the northeast to produce some heavier snows later on this weekend in some areas. for today, it's not all that heavy. there will be some snow showers falling. could see a grassy coating around albany. all rain from pittsburgh to new york.
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but i think at least briefly it could be heavy enough to produce some delays. gulf coast, we're watching this area very closely for additional flood ing and a storm will develop here and then lift north and east back into the northeast later on this weekend and now we have plenty of cold air in place so the concern is all snow here and for some, it could be several inches. we'll be watching this very, very closely. reena, kendis, back to you. >> justin, thank you. and the weather inside all the arenas when march madness was playing out was beautiful, because they were indoors. as for the basketball, some brackets busting upsets. >> not happy with this one. yale and baylor in those horrible neon uniforms. what the heck? baylor had a chance to pull it out with just seconds to go. but they couldn't get it done. yale wins its first ever march madness game. they play duke tomorrow. >> i told kendis to go with baylor. i'm sorry. i apologize. next purdue against the university of arkansas-little rock. the trojans sending it to overtime with a steph curry-like three-pointer. the first overtime wasn't enough for these teams.
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in the second overtime, arkansas-little rock did just enough to pull off the upset. they play iowa state tomorrow. >> finally 11th seed gonzaga against sixth seed seton hall. it seems the zags might be getting hot at the right time as they led by ten at halftime and never looked back. seton hall goes home and gonzaga moves on to face utah tomorrow. there are 16 more games today starting just after noon eastern time when syracuse faces dayton. this is what happens when you give reena -- you have reena advise you on your bracket. yeah. not a good idea. >> i made my case. >> all of these marks all over the place. i would just like to say -- >> go with baylor. >> -- it's not irina thing. there are a lot of people across america today who also rooted for baylor over yale. >> that's it. both of the brackets are ruined. thanks. >> i made my case to you during a commercial break why i thought baylor over yale. how many brackets did you fill out? >> i did two.
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went with her advice for both of them. >> what i didn't realize is once it's over, it's over. like, they don't get a do-over. >> it's not a best -- >> best of three. >> i did just shred my script. i don't know where the second bracket was. thanks, brian, for calling me out on that. all right. >> a runner from buffalo has found a unique way to train for an upcoming marathon. >> we're talking about jim cielenck who has decided to run every street in the city. he started january 1st, and by the buffalo marathon during memorial day weekend, he'll have run about 700 miles. >> he says it all started by chance when he set out from his house for a run and now it's turned into a challenge. whenever he finds something that interests him, he stops and takes a picture for his instagram account. >> all right. run. keep on running. i finally found my second bracket. that will go. come up in "insomniac theater," a movie about faith and hope and a science fiction
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parks. >> the company will end orca breeding this year, to that end, we also reconfirmed our commitment to end orca theatrical shows. >> reporter: the entertainment company announced thursday it's been listening to growing criticism. >> boycott seaworld! >> reporter: after years of mounting protests, the 2010 death of trainer dawn brancheau and the release of cnn's scathing documentary "blackfish" -- >> when you look into their eyes, you know somebody is home. >> reporter: seaworld is changing with the tide and even teaming up with its long-time cred critic, the humane society. >> this is something that every animal advocate in the nation can celebrate as progress. >> i applaud seaworld's forward looking, humane, and market responsive leadership. >> reporter: as for the 29 killer whales now in captivity, that's where they'll stay. seaworld says it's for their own safety. the company is now building them larger, more natural orca enclosures for guests to observe
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with a message of conservation. >> the best place for them is at seaworld. no whale born under human care has been released successfully. >> reporter: seaworld's current theatrical orca shows will end here in california next year. its parks in texas and florida will follow suit in 2019. reena and kendis? >> brandi, thank you so much. coming up, technology putting the brakes on dangerous traffic accidents. >> we're riding along in cars that stop all by themselves. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ stop in the name of love, ♪ stop in the name of love before you break my heart ♪ ♪ stop in the name of love >> millions of new cars in america are going to stop on their own soon. standard in nearly all cars within the next several years. >> abc's david kerley, who covers transportation, shows us the technology that can stop prevent accidents. >> reporter: it's called automatic emergency braking. > i'm getting really close to this obstacle. >> reporter: on a test track. >> it just takes over everything. >> reporter: i keep my foot off the brake. >> just amazing. >> reporter: if auto braking cameras and sensors were in all cars today, it's estimated 700,000 crashes and 300,000 injuries could be prevented. some carmakers advertise the system, but as of today, it's just an option on only 5% of all
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new cars. >> there are lives at stake. >> reporter: the government and 20 automakers announcing a an historic deal. in just six years, nearly every car, and within eight years every pickup and large suv, will have automatic braking as standard equipment. have they realized that safety sells? >> what they're finding out, it's not only good for safety but good for business for them to focus in this way on saving those lives. >> reporter: the deal bypassing drawn out regulations could put more safety in your new car sooner. david kerley, abc news, washington. good move. >> would that help make you a good driver? >> well, that's kind of a presumptive question. >> oh, man. you look so stern. >> yeah. >> i'm just like, it's okay. >> there's a reason why you take the subway most of the day. >> exactly. coming up, "insomniac theater."
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endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. ♪ ♪ that music says it's time for "insomniac theater." two new movies hitting the box office this weekend. >> first up "miracles from heaven" starring jennifer garner based on the true story of the beam family. their 10-year-old daughter facing seemingly insurmountable health issues and a freak accident that inspires a community, especially her parents. >> this isn't acid reflux. her throat's raw because she's been throwing up for weeks. >> mom, i'm the doctor. and that's my diagnosis. so if you'll excuse me, i've got patients i need to see. >> excuse me, this is not acid reflux. she's not lactose intolerance. there's something wrong with our little girl. >> mrs. beam, you need to calm down. >> no, you calm down!
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you find me another doctor! you run more tests! i'm not leaving this hospital until i know what's wrong with my daughter! >> the reviews have been fairly mixed but for anyone looking for a touching story about faith and love, this is for you. kyle smith of the "new york post" notes the sweet sincerity makes it hard to dislike. mary carr estrella of the ft. worth star telegram warns a box of issues may not be enough to keep up with the water works. >> wow, okay. good to know. >> next a sci-fi movie that aims to push the boundaries of the genre. it's called "midnight special" and it's written and directed by the talented young filmmaker jeff nichols. it stars michael shannon as the father of an unusual 8-year-old after discovering the boy possesses mysterious powers. the father and son duo go on the run. >> you cannot leave the band. you hear me? >> i'm sorry. >> it's okay. i shouldn't have left you. >> no, i'm sorry.
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♪ >> oh, and kyle loren. the reviews for "midnight special" have been very good with comparisons to spielberg's "close encounters of a third kind." david sexton of this is london says the movie makes a gripping journey beyond belief. and mike ryan of uproxx calls it intense from start to finish. >> two interesting movies. >> i might go check it out. looks like your kind of moving. >> what, dark, depressing -- >> that wasn't what i was hinting at. >> yeah, sure. >> well, that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. make it a great weekend. wnnfans.com. make it a great weekend.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," powerful storms impacting millions of americans. >> from pea-sized hailstones killing flamingos at a texas zoo to a bolt of lightning forcing a jet to make an emergency landing in new york. plus, a major snowstorm predicted for the first day of spring. your voice, your vote. the uproar over donald trump's comments about republican convention riots and who wants to bring unity to the democratic party before tuesday's vote. the prayer prophets. judgment day for a website that cashed in on anyone going online looking for faith. who got into trouble and who is forced to pay. and later, swift kick. who is helping women even celebrities in high heels defend themselves when their lives depend on it. it's friday, march 18th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we do say good morning to everyone. friday has arrived. i'm kendis gibson. >> tgif in a big way. >> it is. fantastic day. we're going to start this half hour, of course, with the big, wild weather. already saturating parts of the south and they can expect more rain today. >> and, boy, here in new york, lightning struck a passenger plane, forcing it to make an emergency landing. we get more on the widespread storms from abc's lauren lyster. >> reporter: hail the size of peas, golf balls, even baseballs pelting parts of texas thursday. blasting holes through car windshields, terrorizing drivers. >> i was sitting in my car and boom, that happened. >> glass was flying inward. i got a cut on my arm. i was just bawling. i was ready for it to go. >> reporter: the morning commute a slushy mess for drivers. the hail coming down so hard, it actually killed several flamingos at the ft. worth zoo.
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the ice balls damaging buildings, too. creating a wintry landscape but temps were actually around 60 degrees. in mississippi, it was creepy foreboding clouds warning of potential tornadoes thursday night. and in the northeast -- >> 4233 just got hit by lightning. >> don't send us through there again. it's pretty bad. let's go ahead and divert to jfk. >> reporter: an american airlines flight struck by lightning. the plane damaged on the rear wing. forced to make an emergency landing on the way from north carolina to new york. >> there was a flash of light and a big explosion. the plane dipped about 100 feet. >> out of nowhere. >> reporter: and next the threat of snow sunday into monday. >> the areas of concern that's going to be d.c., baltimore, philadelphia, new york city, and this could run right up the interstate 95 corridor. there is going to be the potential here for several inches of snow.
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>> reporter: reena and kendis, that snowstorm coming just in time for the first day of spring on sunday. our friends at accuweather telling us march is always up to some tricks, though, and this time of year snow would not be completely unusual. >> lauren, last year you covered a big snowstorm on the first day of spring as well. >> that's why i could be the weather expert. this is not completely unusual. i can remember being out in new york right near central park in columbus circle, trying to talk to people how they felt about snow on the first day of spring. and you know cynical new yorkers, everyone was just saying to me, yeah, it's still cold this time of year. >> cynical new yorkers sounded like valley girls is what you're saying. > wow. i need to try a little harder. with my accent. >> abc's lauren lyster, thanks so much for that report. >> thank you. residents of flint, michigan, say they're not satisfied with yesterday's capitol hill hearing on the city's water crisis. the tense hearing focused on the
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lead contamination of the city's water supply. most of the republican lawmakers hammering the state's republican governor for his role in the crisis. he apologized and said that he had been told the problems weren't severe. lawmakers weren't buying any of it. >> you were not in a medically-induced coma for a year, and i've had about enough of your false contrition and your phoney apologies. >> this was a failure of government at all levels. local, state, and federal officials. we all failed the families of flint. >> snyder dismissed demands that he resign as governor. the head of the epa was also slammed by lawmakers. gina mccarthy admitted her agency hadn't been quick enough to respond but refused to say the epa failed flint. a group of conservatives have released details of that secret meeting to try to stop donald trump. the three-hour discussion focused on ways to prevent him from being the nominee at the convention. there's an uproar among other republicans about trump's
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suggestion that there will be riots if he's denied the gop nomination at the convention. house speaker paul ryan made his thoughts clear on capitol hill. >> nobody should say such things, in my opinion, because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> john kasich called trump's comment an outrage. kasich's campaign today campaigned today in utah before that state's tuesday republican primary. ted cruz will be in arizona today despite his campaign acknowledging that trump will likely win that state next week. on the democratic side, hillary clinton has been declared the winner of tuesday's missouri primary. that means she went five for five on the night. bernie sanders says he will not contest the close result. and there's starting to be talk of democratic unity behind clinton's campaign. abc's cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: "the new york times" reporting president obama told a group of democratic donors it will soon be time for bernie sanders' campaign to end and for democrats to unite
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behind hillary clinton. the white house denying the president was endorsing clinton, but adding, he did say this -- >> our success in november, in electing a democratic president, will depend on the commitment and ability of the democratic party to come together behind our nominee. >> reporter: if that's hillary clinton, it will be full circle for two people who once battled. >> although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it. >> reporter: but then, that meeting at the white house. clinton joining his team. that moment in the situation room. and now clinton on the trail, campaigning on their close ties, helping herself, but helping his legacy, too. >> i think he doesn't get the
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credit he deserves for having fought for a recovery that is taking hold. >> president obama would later go on to call hillary clinton one of his most trusted advisers. clearly, though, he is choosing his words very carefully here. this seems to be about as close an endorsement as you can possibly get. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. breaking news now from north korea where the military has fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea. the test-firing violates multiple u.n. security council resolutions that bans north korea from engaging in any ballistic and nuclear activities. it's certain to heighten tensions over north korea's nuclear ambition. and complicating the matters is the case of a student from virginia sentenced by north korea to 15 years of hard labor. diplomatic efforts are under way to free the student. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the u.s. is quietly working to free american student otto warmbier. it was this security video that the north koreans say shows warmbier stealing a political
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banner like this one from the hotel where he was staying with a tour group. and taking it is a crime against the state. >> i have made the worst mistake of my life. >> reporter: the 21-year old uva student clearly shaken, now sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. >> please save my life. please think of my family. i am the oldest son in my family. >> reporter: now helping the family seek release, former governor bill richardson. he equates the theft with a college prank. >> hopefully now after this sentencing, it'll mean negotiations can start on his release on humanitarian grounds. >> reporter: close to a dozen american tourists have been arrested in north korea in the last six years, all released. the north koreans have, in the past, wanted a high-level negotiator, like bill clinton, who helped free two young american journalists in 2009. but this is a time of great tension with the north koreans
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because of their nuclear and ballistic missile tests, and there is no telling what they will do and what they will demand. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. a scary scene at a high school in south florida when a pep rally performance went horribly wrong. a professional fire breather accidentally erupted in flames, horrifying the hundreds of students and teachers in the audience. the stuntman was hospitalized in serious condition along with seven others including some students who inhaled fire extinguisher dust. well, also in florida, jurors will hear closing arguments in the hulk hogan lawsuit. the former pro wrestler is suing gawker for $100 million for posting a sex tape of him online. hogan claims it violated his privacy. yesterday lawyers for gawker showed hogan a promo video of him wearing t-back underwear and parodying the miley cyrus "wrecking ball" video. >> okay. i was waiting for that image. i guess we've been spared that. >> no, we don't want that image
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burned in our brain. >> all right. well, we do hope everyone had a good st. patrick's day. i'm trying to segue to something happier. they celebrated in an appropriate manner probably. plenty of marching and other stuff going on here in new york city. >> yes, there was also marching but maybe not as much in the small village of conklin, michigan. once again, they staged their rather short st. patrick's day parade. we say short because the route was all of 150 yards long. >> the grand rapids catholic central marching band took part as did some musicians and people were wearing green. when they got to the end of the route, many of them spent some time at a local establishment. >> establishment? >> i'm warning you, giving you a year's notice, next st. paddy's day is on a friday. >> wow. >> yeah. >> is it going to be on the 17th, as well? >> it will continue to be on the 17th for the foreseeable future. >> great to know.
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by the way, this year's st. paddy's day parade was the 255th. next year will be the 256th annual. >> you're good with math. coming up in "the mix," the most talked about moments from the first day of march madness. you've got to see this. also ahead the cutting edge self-defense routine for women. have you ever thought of fighting back with a high heel shoe? and the website promising prayers in exchange for money. who is accused of cashing in on people looking for solace and comfort. follow us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." follow us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." @abcwnp. you're watching "world news now." everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel. and no one wants that feeling to fade. that's why there's woolite darks. it's free of harsh ingredients, keeping dark clothes looking like new for 30 washes so your love for dark clothes will never fade.
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this is violent video here but everyone is okay. a woman lost control of her suv, crashed through the front of a south florida pizza restaurant injuring two people who were waiting to pick up their order. they both suffered serious cuts from broken glass. needed stitches, but they have gone home from the hospital. the driver was not hurt. it's unclear whether she will face any charges. well, turning now to a consumer alert. a christian website ordered to repay millions of dollars to customers for an online prayer scam. >> the man running the website under fire for exploiting americans searching for prayer and counsel from religious leaders. prosecutors say all of it was fake. here's abc's neal karlinksky. >> reporter: more than 100,000 people seeking spiritual help flocked to this website, christian prayer center, desperate for the power of prayer and the help of pastors
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like john carlson. >> people are thinking their problems are going to be solved. >> reporter: the online church came with a digital collection plate, a fee of between $9 and $35 for prayers. washington state's attorney general says it was all a scam. pastor carlson is outraged too, saying his name was used without his permission. in fact, investigators say all kinds of fake religious leaders and testimonials were used to entice people to the tune of $7 million worth of paid prayers between 2011 and 2015. all of it, they say, the brainchild of this man, benjamin rogovy. >> at the basic level, it's a scam and he was asking people to give money under deceptive circumstances. >> reporter: rogovy couldn't be reached for comment. the website is closed saying, we thank you for all the prayers. they say he's now agreed to pay back $7.75 million to more than 150,000 customers. neal karlinksy, abc news, seattle. >> there's actually a customer
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protection act that prevent these charitable organizations, churches, from offering false things, up, that they can't make good on. >> a lot of people were going on the site and hoping and praying for, you know, to have a child, to have a healthy baby, to win the lotto, and all these different things. and they're out of money and they're out of luck. all right. coming up in our next half hour, keeping kids safe from medicines. a new warning about accidental overdoses and the alarming way kids can easily open child-proof prescriptions. first, wielding high heels. the self-defense course that teaches women to protect themselves using stilettos. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ she's so good with her stilettos ♪ ♪ you don't even see >> the billy joel song "stiletto" tells about woman doing damage to the man in her life. but for women under attack, there's a new form of self-defense that can do the damage with the stilettos. >> really any footwear will do the trick. abc's dan harris shows us the trend. >> reporter: not only does she kick some serious butt, she does it sporting sky-high stilettos.
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the self-defense guru has trained celebrities such as keri russell of "the americans" and amanda seyfert. >> i've been taking self-defense with avi for about four months, and it's pretty much changed my life. >> reporter: her group class focuses on teaching all types of women how to protect themselves using all types of footwear. a former ballerina, avi switched her focus to self-defense while she was just a teenager. >> unfortunately, i was sexually assaulted when i was 19 by someone i knew, and i tried to find a way to heal myself. my father actually recommended krav maga, which is a self-defense system, and it was the one thing that allowed me to feel the sense of empowerment because i felt like i was doing something positive toward the incident. >> reporter: high heels are a key ingredient. so her students are never unprepared. >> the thing is it's self-defense. it's not martial arts. you're caught offguard.
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so for a woman to live her life wearing her high heels is a very valid concern. women should not have to compromise femininity and should be able to defend themselves regardless of what shoes they're wearing. >> reporter: the shoes can become an impromptu weapon or boost a kick. >> i definitely feel more prepared now that i know a few of the moves. >> the fact that you living your life will always potentially put you in a vulnerable situation. every single woman can learn self-defense. take that responsibility and that initiative into her own hands to survive a situation if she was caught offguard is just so important. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i'm for it. >> for it? >> i'd like to take the class, yeah. >> i've seen you walk around in your heels. >> right. i don't. that is true. i only put my heels on right before people see them on television. >> yes. >> usually i wear flip-flops or sneakers. >> it always seems as if it's an experiment when you walk. >> that's a good way of putting
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every time. only finish has the power ball to take on anything. now it's time for "the mix." so we have started basketball, march madness. arizona coach sean miller sweating up a storm in the first round of march madness mashup. and apparently, there he is, sweating right through that shirt. apparently he's known for his sweating. there were lots of memes on twitter last night. this is what he's going to do at halftime. game plan. a little bit of a fan. >> he'll need more than that. >> new shirt, old shirt, sean miller can't beat the heat. >> no, you need some degree or something. >> yeah. >> so, did they win? >> they did end up winning. > nice. >> funny you should ask. >> i don't think i had arizona. >> you didn't have arizona. >> no. all righty. well, there's not much -- you know rihanna has a new album out
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and her new song "work is like an ear worm," then there's this. ♪ work work work ♪ it's in me ♪ work work work >> that would be a pig twerking to "work, work, work." >> you like that one, huh. >> so now we go from a pig to a frog. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka >> take it, kermit. okay. ♪ if you're an insomniac and a good night's sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the world news polka ♪ on banjo and accordion the folks love every note ♪ ♪ but when we sing it sounds like there's a frog stuck in our throat ♪ yeah ♪ sing it loud sing it big ♪ every anchor frog and pig ♪ do the world news polka >> take it, barry! ♪ the swedish chef and beaker too they do the world news polka ♪ ♪ even pepe the king prawn gets
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up way before the dawn ♪ ♪ to do the world news polka ♪ next time bring miss piggy because i hear she's quite a ham ♪ ♪ i hope she didn't hear you or you'll be on the lam ♪ >> yikes! ♪ neighbors yell it's half past three ♪ ♪ tell them that it's news to me ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ i hear they watch us in the swamp and think that we're all right ♪ ♪ it sure beats croaking in the middle of the night ♪ ♪ five whole days every week ♪ we're here with our tongues in cheek ♪ ♪ and the world news polka >> one more time! ♪ do the world news polka >> kermit, that was terrific. you play a great polka. >> why, thank you, sir. i am a tad polish. >> i get it, tad polish. >> yes, wacca wacca. >> yeah, fozzie bear wrote our material. >> yeah, please don't blame us folks. s. yeah, fozzie bear wrote our
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this morning on "world new this morning on political strategies. who's trying to stop donald trump's potential nomination and how hillary clinton is responding to questions about a trump presidency. the new turn in the road to the white house. speaking out. new claims of the american accused of joining isis. was he following a girl before his capture in iraq? new this half hour, the unusual scene at a pennsylvania store. >> witnesses say they saw someone loading up a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying. police say a nun was shoplifting. and what's going on with madonna, from a concert starting two hours late to an embarrassed fan on stage. the negative attention she's getting in "the skinny" on this friday, march 18th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm ken can -- kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. let's begin with the race for president and a seemingly concerted effort to stand in the way of donald trump. >> stopping the republican front-runner's progress was the subject of a three-hour long behind-closed-doors meeting of conservatives yesterday in washington, d.c. also on the agenda, the possibility of a third party presidential challenge. decisions will be made by anti-trump forces over the next few days about how to best use resources. >> trump also under fire for some of his comments earlier this week. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: donald trump was denounced by republican leaders in washington and ohio for predicting riots if he loses the nomination this summer at the convention in cleveland. >> nobody should say such things, in my opinion, because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> reporter: and ohio governor, john kasich, who is both running
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against trump and hosting this summer's convention told abc news, trump's talk is downright dangerous. >> to even imply that there could be violence if he doesn't get his way, you know, he's not running for the presidency of the wwe. he's running for president of the united states. and this kind of language is an outrage. >> reporter: and trump is under fire from an entirely different source. vladimir putin, the kremlin denouncing trump's latest attack on hillary clinton. this video splices together footage of clinton and the russian president. putin's spokesman accused trump of, quote, demonizing russia. it comes one day after trump said this when asked who he consults about foreign policy. >> i'm speaking with myself, number one, because i have a very good brain and i've said a lot of things. >> reporter: hillary clinton claims she's already getting worried calls from foreign leaders. >> i'm having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop donald trump. i say, no, i mean, this is up to americans. thank you very much.
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>> reporter: and another attack on trump, the hacker group anonymous claims they have hacked into his private information including his social security number, cell phone information, and address. the trump campaign has issued a statement responding to the alleged hack by anonymous saying, quote, the government and law enforcement authorities are seeking the arrest of the people responsible for attempting to illegally hack mr. trump's accounts and his telephone information. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. more politics now. we've heard from senator marco rubio for the first time since he suspended his campaign on tuesday night. rubio went home to miami after taking care of some business in d.c. before leaving the capital, he talked about his plans, which he says do not include most government positions. >> i'm not interested in being vice president. i don't mean that in a disrespectful way. i'm not going to be vice president. i'm not running for governor of
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florida. i'm going to finish out my term in the senate over the next ten months. >> after his senate term ends, it remains unclear exactly what rubio will do. he says he also did not make an endorsement among the republican contenders, although he did say he believes ted cruz is a conservative and that he liked john kasich. the u.s. is now accusing isis of committing genocide. secretary of state john kerry said the terror group is responsible for genocide against christians and other muslim groups in iraq and syria. the terror group is blamed for thousands of deaths. many forced to convert to islam or be killed. the announcement is not expected to change america's bombing campaign against isis. the young man from virginia accused of fighting for isis is speaking out in a new video. the man says he made a bad decision and is anxious to return home to america. here's abc's terry moran. >> reporter: accused by kurdish authorities of fighting for isis, the young american, born in virginia, tells a very different story. it was all about a girl, he told kurdish tv in iraq. >> i made a bad decision to go
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with the girl and go to mosul, because i wasn't thinking straight. >> where are you from? >> united states. >> reporter: mohamad jamal khweis, 26 years old, captured monday by kurdish peshmerga fighters near sinjar in iraq. he says he left the u.s. last december and made his way through europe to syria, and then mosul in iraq, his girlfriend's hometown. but he hated it there. >> it's not like the western countries. i found it hard for everyone there. >> reporter: and khweis has a message. >> the life in mosul, it's really, really bad. the people who are controlling mosul don't represent the religion. isis, isil, they don't represent the religion. >> reporter: u.s. officials say roughly 250 americans have traveled to the middle east to join extremist groups. khweis says that's not him, but he will surely face hard questions from u.s. investigators about what exactly
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he was doing in isis territory. terry moran, abc news, washington. and the fbi says the student who went on a stabbing rampage of a central california college last november was, in fact, inspired by isis. investigators found isis propaganda on a laptop belonging to faisal mohammad and say he had visited several terrorist websites before launching his attack at uc-merced. but they say he acted alone when he stabbed and wounded four people before police shot and killed him. a baltimore ravens player is in critical condition this morning following a dirt bike crash. cornerback trey walker was airlifted to a miami hospital suffering from head trauma. sources tell our abc station in miami that an unnamed new england patriots player was with walker at the time, but has since disappeared. now some extreme weather starting with a lightning strike at an american airlines jet. the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at new york's
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jfk airport. it was supposed to land at laguardia. passengers say they saw a flash of light. and they heard what sounded like a big explosion. no one was injured. the faa is looking into the incident. and in texas, the problem was hail. some of it the size of golf balls. hail blasted holes in car windshields. several flamingos and other birds at the ft. worth zoo were also affected. thousands in the dallas area lost power. and that storm system could strengthen in the south and turn into a snowstorm for the northeast. here's justin povick at accuweather. good morning, justin. >> kendis, reena, good morning to you, as well. we're following a system that's going to drive down cold enough air to produce more snow. i know it's march but it's been warm lately. this is going to be a shock to the system. accumulations very light over the high terrain. mostly showers from pittsburgh to new york. but there could be some flight delays. later on this weekend, i'm concerned about accumulating snows and gusty winds and major
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travel delays, at least the possibility from d.c. to bangor. reena, back to you. >> thank you so much. a pennsylvania nun is charged with shoplifting that police say was caught on video. workers at a surplus store say that the woman put $23 worth of items in her cart and then rushed out of the store. state police tracked her car to a nearby convent. they found out the alleged shoplifter was a 78-year-old nun. >> i was shocked, to say the least. i was shocked. i couldn't believe that a nun would actually do something like that. >> well, police say that the items included coffee, snacks and toiletries. if convicted, the nun will likely have to pay a fine. >> proof we need to donate more to churches. >> yeah. a pair of recalls this morning involving two popular tuna fish brands. bumblebee foods is recalling nearly 32,000 cases of tuna due to underprocessed products that could cause serious illnesses. in the meantime, tri-union seafoods is recalling more than
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2700 cans of chicken of the sea tuna. the concern there possible undercooked products. so far no one has gotten sick. full details at our website, abcnews.com. and another st. paddy's day has come and gone, but don't worry, there's another one next year. >> oh, good. well, earlier about 200,000 people marched up fifth avenue in the nation's oldest and largest st. patrick's day parade. among those marching under their own banners gay and lesbian groups. >> the new york parade was also broadcast live in ireland and britain for the very first time. by the way, next year st. paddy's day falls on a friday. >> so party on. >> new york, be warned. kendis might still be in town on a friday. >> we shall see. might be fun. coming up in "the skinny," the sexy rap star getting much more exposure than usual. also ahead, counting up the money made off marijuana sales. one state's huge monthly takeaway and why revenue is not going up in smoke. and a health alert to
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from pets to pot. the state of oregon has exceeded all expectations, collecting nearly $3.5 million in taxes after just one month of legal marijuana sales. pot dispensaries just finished turning 25% in sales taxes to the state from the month of january. now, most of that monthly revenue will go toward education and mental health services. the rest to law enforcement and drug abuse prevention measures. turning now to a parenting alert about kids accidentally overdosing. in an exclusive look at how many children end up in emergency rooms every day after getting their hands on prescription pills. >> abc's dr. richard besser has the startling new numbers showing a rise in such incidents. >> reporter: a new report says accidental medicine overdoses send 160 kids to the e.r. every day. in 2013, almost 60,000 young children were seen in hospitals. all from vitamins, pain relievers or prescription drugs that adults left within reach. where are the kids getting the
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meds? dropped on the ground, in pill organizers, a purse or diaper bag, on counter tops. even in cabinets. >> kids will find medicine in all kinds of places. we found that 23% or one out of four kids were finding and getting into medicine in a pill box. >> reporter: pill boxes and organizers are not built to keep kids out. i recently sat down with some toddlers, and it took this 3-year-old nine seconds to pop it open. >> reporter: okay, you got that one open. that one open up, gabriella? >> yeah. >> i guess i'm surprised he could open this one. i didn't really think about it. >> reporter: as we found, even child-resist ant packaging doesn't always work. >> get one open? >> reporter: this 4-year-old opened up a properly closed child-resistant bottle with just a little tinkering. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> it's hard because they're so good at it. it's hard to take your medicine when they're not around. >> how do you keep them out of reach for your kids as a key? >> you've got to be very careful. they're pretty crafty. that's the problem. pretty crafty kids. you got to watch out.
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coming up, madonna strips down under. strips down one of her fans. we'll tell you about it. emma watson shows off her hip-hop skills. "the skinny" coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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leading things off in "the skinny," new worries madonna has become unhinged. >> the material girl is currently on tour down under. last night at her concert in brisbane, australia, many fans were not too pleased. >> after reportedly taking the stage over two hours late the night prior, madonna appeared to be kind of out of it, which became even more clear when she embarrassed a fan that she pulled on stage. >> she's the kind of girl you just want to slap. i mean [ bleep ] and pull. [ bleep ]. >> oh, my. sorry. sexual harassment. you can do the same to me. >> not cool? >> huh-uh. >> the singer has been under a lot of pressure lately caught up in a custody battle with her ex-husband, guy ritchie. >> earlier this week, madonna appeared in a new york courtroom via video link and was slammed by the judge for not adequately considering her son rocco's needs first. >> we hope she does well.
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next we're going to stay down under for australia's biggest global star since men at work, iggy azalea. >> the rapper finally revealed why she canceled her great escape tour. she goes topless for "schon" magazine, the word in german meaning beautiful. >> she explained after being the subject of much scrutiny and disdain, especially on social media, she said, quote, had to have a psychotic breakdown last year. she says that she's doing better now with renewed energy while planning her wedding to nba player nick young and working on her upcoming second album. >> wow. >> who knew. >> what's your favorite song she sings? >> i think there are only like two. >> yeah. do you have one? >> "fancy," i guess. >> "fancy," that's a good one. >> i live that. >> that's your theme music. >> yeah, exactly. next up, lynn manual miranda, the creator and star of the hit broadway musical "hamilton," earlier in the week we showed you he was freestyling
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and he did a freestyle rap with president obama in the white house rose garden. now miranda is collaborating with actress emma watson. >> they sat down to talk about the u.n. gender equality initiative. he for she. when watson asked miranda to rap about the subject, he agreed only if watson provided the beat. well, home girl stepped up. ♪ >> perfect. ♪ yeah yeah ♪ and i have to laugh ♪ how can we not be equal ♪ we're like half ♪ women are like half of the people on earth ♪ ♪ yes they should have been equal since birth ♪ ♪ yo this beatbox is fantastic >> they are so cool. who knew emma watson had it in her. and i just love the guy even more. he's amazing. do you want to compete? ♪ >> no. no. >> my hand just got very spitty. >> go ahead. ♪
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>> we're going to move onto the next story. you know how popular "hamilton" is? ♪ >> i'm not done yet. you're supposed to do the next rap. >> i can't freestyle. >> let me show you how it's done. we're going to beatbox. >> there's all this talk about replacing alexander hamilton on the $10 bill. it's now to the point where they're reconsidering that and not replacing him after all. finally, a bizarre mashup of hollywood, hockey and hip-hop. actor kevin spacey has become part of the florida panthers strange postgame ritual of giving the game's mvp a sweatshirt with a picture of spacey's head floating over a nebula. >> in a strange twist, a video surfaced of kevin spacey packing a suitcase, including this custom made panthers jersey, with the long number 1738. >> that is an apparent reference what you're listening to, fetty wap and his crew. not sure what the connection is. but if ever there was a man to make all of these things fit
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>> while it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever, the fact that i've even come this far is evidence of how special america truly is. >> this is the greatest honor of my life, other than lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. >> at a time when our politics are so polarized, this is precisely the time when we should play it straight. >> it's the senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent. >> our house was surrounded. by the time we got out, the front and the back met and we knew it was over. we knew that it was coming in the house. >> next thing i know is i feel the train just completely lift up off the ground, slams me into the door. >> we are aware of the inconvenience that was caused by closing down the system but we still believe today that we made the correct decision because of safety. >> well, o.j. thinks the knife thing is a complete joke. now he has a saying that he says all over the yard.
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he jokingly says, if the knife is rusted, i can't be busted. >> will you marry me? >> yes. ♪ potus is holding up the signs ♪ ♪ i'm not done ♪ oh my gosh ♪ i can't believe i'm there ♪ i'm here with the president ♪ and yo the mike drops >> how good is that? that's -- you think that's going viral? that's going viral. >> that was a great moment. admit it. >> more beats by reena? ♪ ♪ today is friday and it's going to say ♪ ♪ help me out kendis can you rap ♪ >> please. >> please just stop. >> all right, guys. >> thank you. busy week ahead. >> i'm going to work on that over the weekend. >> bake sale in great falls. halloween attraction show in st. louis. >> oh, boy. >> and the president goes to cuba. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, extreme weather. a passenger plane diverted after getting hit by lightning and damaging hail in the south putting holes in cars. plus, a powerful snowstorm set to target the northeast. the secret meeting, republicans getting together trying to stop donald trump. plus, overnight a scare for the billionaire's son. we're live in washington. caught on camera. a car going full speed crashing into a restaurant, customers inside freezing in disbelief. march madness, round one of the games not disappointing with thrilling finishes. see the excitement, plus the coach who couldn't take the heat. his sweaty shirt the talk of the tournament.

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