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>> well, i'm ashamed to say that i do not watch "mad men." um... and so therefore, i do not know about the character or who plays the character. so just--it would be a simple guess. so this audience looks extremely intelligent. they look like they want to help me win $1 million. and so if you know the answer, please do so and answer. i'm gonna ask the audience on this one. >> final? >> final. >> all right. you heard missy. she needs your help. please, pick up those keypads and enter your vote now. [percussive music] ♪ hopefully this audience watches "mad men." >> i hope so. >> let's go to the board, get the results. ♪ well, 62% say it's january. >> okay. well, as i said, i feel confident in this audience. and because i do not know at
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all, i'm gonna put all of my faith into you guys, and i'm gonna go with c, january. final answer. >> a safe place to put that faith. that is right! [cheers and applause] >> thank you guys. thank you. >> january jones, by the way, the actress. [horn blares] [cheers and applause] that means time is up. [cheers and applause] time is up. $7,000, though. way to go. you're doing great. but you're not going anywhere. we're gonna come back, and we're gonna continue our march to $1 million with moo fresh. thanks 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: sending your kids to school with an allergy medicine that may make them drowsy, and doesn't even last the whole day? children's claritin provides non-drowsy, 24-hour allergy relief. and it's the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy brand. let your kids live claritin clear. now in bubblegum flavor.
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much as a man. he designated a national monument to honor women's equality in washington, d.c. and he noted the continuing pay gap between men and women urging congress to take action. >> regardless of whether you're male or female, chances are you do work hard for your money. >> with stagnant wages and the ever rising cost of just about everything, a growing number of taxpayers are becoming increasingly critical how the government is spending their hard earned cash. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: this is how your tax dollars are being spent. >> walk forward. forward. >> reporter: studying how an alligator walks? listening to birds after they've had a drink? analyzing the mating habits of goldfish? one study looks at the biometrics of why walking with coffee can cause it to spill. their solution? it helps to use a lid. republican senator jeff flake wants to put a lid on what he considers wasteful spending. >> you wonder, you know, what they were drinking when they decided that this ought to be studied.
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>> reporter: but scientists are defending their research. the goldfish study aims to understand how sensory systems work. the coffee research takes a broader look at low viscosity liquid dynamics. remember, this is science. congress allocates bulk funding to preeminent research organizations, who, in turn, decide which projects to fund. flake says that's part of the problem. >> if we had more transparency, more accountability, i think they'd be less prone to spend money on what makes a goldfish sexy. >> reporter: but it's not as if lawmakers are clamoring to review thousands of grants, and these scientific organizations say you simply never know where the next big breakthrough will come from. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> i never thought of a goldfish as sexy before. >> i know another solution to not spill your coffee. empty. >> just have it be empty? >> that's a good call. >> does that count? >> they spent $50,000 to promote christmas trees during christmas time. >> i like the cricket one. $850,000 to fund a cricket league in pakistan.
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i thought you would enjoy that being that's your number one sport. >> it's huge in pakian. >> $15 million to study the effects of golf clubs in space. we might need that if we have the spaceship that fits in your pocket. >> did you see the golf putt that was made on the moon years ago? it paid off. >> maybe they're studying that, too. $188,000 to find out why americans resist using the metric system. because you don't force us to. >> what is the metric system? >> what is the metric system? >> is that the thing the canadians use? >> centimeters, millimeters, something or other. inches, people, inches. >> all right. when we come back, i'll learn some math and what we're hearing about ben affleck's next gig. >> and the secret keith richards has spilled about his colorful wardrobe. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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topping our headlines this morning, ben affleck's next challenge. >> warner bros. confirmed it is moving forward with the oscar winner's stand alone batman movie which affleck not only star in but he'll also direct. >> so the new batman movie is one of ten dc comics movies that warner plans to release over the next five years. >> the first movie to feature affleck as the caped crusader ? >> batman versus superman . dawn of justice" had a $166 million weekend. >> we should caveat it had a 6% drop off in the second weekend after people saw it. have you seen it? >> no. >> should. >> i'm waiting for express mail to dvd. >> maybe i should wait. maybe the next one will be better. i do like ben affleck. >> he's a good director. >> now to a less than ground breaking admission from keith richards. >> the 72-year-old rolling stone's rocker has broken his silence about what's really
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behind business colorful wardrobe. they're not all his clothes apparently. he didn't go to the thrift store for it. in fact, he admits the vast majority of his clothes he swiped out of the closets of his wife and daughters over the years. >> that's the way to do it. richards was apparently complaining his wardrobe was raided for the band's first ever major exhibition called exhibitionism. at a gallery in southwest london. he says he still wears those things. they're not history. they're his clothes. >> they're his clothes. >> these are mine, by the way. >> come on. >> don't get any ideas. >> we can do a little gender bender thing. >> i see a --. >> it's already rolling in my head. >> i can see the photoshop issue going on right now. >> that would be something you don't want to see. >> we'll see. >> is that a fat joke? >> vin sent. >> next to something that harrison ford will definitely not be wearing ever again. >> he has auctioned off his distressed leather hans solo
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jacket, the one he wore in the latest "star wars" movie "the force awakens." it went for $191,000. harrison ford promptly handed all that money over to charity. >> is that a spoiler alert by saying he won't be wearing it ever again? >> i mean that's because he auctioned it off. >> good point. >> he can't wear it again. >> get us out of trouble now. >> you got rid of it. someone else now owns it. >> yes, it's gone. the gift will benefit epilepsy research which his 25-year-old daughter also his second wife, the late melissa matheson had suffered years of health scares and seizures before finally being diagnosed. >> more than 50 people bid on the jacket which started at just $15,000. all going to a good cause. >> good deal. >> finally, there's a lot of puppy love to go around for one of our own "world news now" alums. >> anderson cooper a legend around here shared this touching photo on instagram. it is kind of cute. >> how cute. >> it is of andy cuddling his new puppy lilly.
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the caption reads, "my dog molly passed away a few months ago. this weekend, lily showed up. she's a welsh springer spaniel," and he hash tagged it the rainbow comes and goes. >> the post comes just seven months after the death of his 11-year-old dog molly. she was also a welsh springer spaniel. our warmest wishes to anderson and his new little girl. >> that's very cute. >> now i want a puppy. >> i do want one, as well. but you have a rabbit. >> but don't tell frank i said that. >> rabbits attack puppies or is it the other way around? >> no one attacks anyone. i'm going to have all of them. >> we'll see how that works out. coming up, how is this for a tease? diane dances. to "thriller." >> this is news to me. this is totally news to me. >> your "thriller" moves. >> we're talking about the zombie apocalypse. >> all right. >> go practice it. >> i'll have to go watch the video now before we go to the commercial break. are you going to do it with me? >> oh, no, no.
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♪ >> you've got that down. i might like knock you out doing that. >> i like this part. ♪ >> i'm slightly afraid. >> you should be scared. >> my gosh. >> all right. >> so we all know. >> finally got that out of our system. >> the thriller video was all make believe. but for one young girl what we're about to show you next for her looked and felt like the
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real thing. >> it's a prank played by two brothers on their little sister that's now going viral. here's abc's dan harris. >> are you ready? >> of course i'm not ready. >> reporter: this is millicent. she's just had her wisdom teeth pulled in the post and these yas haze when all of a sudden, an alert comes across the radio. >> local officials have reported cases of high fever, nausea, death and even cannibalism. >> a call from mom confirms the news. >> get home right now. >> don't move. >> what? cannibals? zombies? >> it's not a scene out of the "walking dead." it is a prank pulled off by her brothers they say who posted the hoax online. the video quickly going viral with more than 4 million youtube views and counting. you can see here her brothers
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begin mock preparing for the worst throwing garden equipment and other weapons into the back seat. >> a garden hoe? we have guns. why are you putting garden equipment in a car? what is this supposed to do for me? give me a knife. >> watch as she's forced to make some tough decisions. >> we can only take one pet. which pet? the cat or the dog. >> the cat you idiot! >> they talk about heading to mexico but when asked about her spanish -- >> i can say pants. >> after thoroughly freaking their sister out, the brothers gently bring the hoax to an end. >> it isn't a zombie apocalypse. >> oh. >> dan harris, abc news, new york. >> that's awful. >> that's so mean. >> that is so cruel. >> have you had your wisdom teeth out. >> yes, and i've been drugged up. you'd believe anything. >> very vulnerable. very vulnerable. >> we're not doing this again,
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are we?
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good wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following for you this morning on "world news now." singing his praises, donald trump's family is telling voters about his best qualities calling him a great dad, a best friend and an amazing dealmaker. and they don't seem to mind his twitter rants. a full report coming up. count me out. that's the word from house speaker paul ryan. ruling out a run for the white house. ryan flatly said he will not accept his party's nomination this year in the event of a contested convention. >> a new orleans style parade is planned tonight in memory of former saints star will smith who was shot and killed in a road rage incident last weekend. but now police say there was a loaded gun in smith's car. >> and north carolina's governor is responding to criticism of his state's lgbt law. he's amended that law with an
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executive order but the most controversial provision remains. those are some of our top headlines we're following on this wednesday, april 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. we're going to start this half hour i guess with the trump, the family man, the front-runner's family highlighting his softer side. >> trump was joined by his family for a cnn town hall last night. four of his children along with his wife opened up about everything from how he treats his rivals to his obsession with twitter. we get the latest from abc's josh haskill. good morning, josh. >> reporter: just days before the new york primary, donald trump brought out his secret weapon, his family. joined by daughters ivanka and tiffany, sons eric and don junior and wife melania. it wasn't trump doing all the talking. >> topics like at delegate battle, ted cruz and the rnc were brief.
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trump called the colorado convention last weekends where cruz was awarded all the delegates unfair. saying it was stacked against his campaign. he added he doesn't think the rnc wants him to get the nomination. dominating the town hall were stories from his four children who called trump a great father, their role model and someone who treats women and men equal. on who tweets, trump said during the day when he's in the office, he'll shout a tweet to one of the young ladies ho works for him. at night he tweets himself. when eric and ivanka trump were asked why they can't vote for their father on tuesday, ivanka blamed it on her being an independent and new york's registration rules for the primary. >> well, i knew that ivanka was independent and i was fine with it and i understand why she is. you know, it's hard to be thrilled with what's going on in politics, either party. if you look at what's going on. and she was an independent. she's going to switch over to be a republican i guess at some point and perhaps she wants to see what's going on. but i have a feeling she'll be voting in november for me. >> reporter: in terms of the way
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he has run his campaign, ivanka said you need fire and passion. trump responded he has two more people he needs to take out. cruz and kasich and then he'll be presidential. diane and kendis. >> all right. our thanks to josh. in the meantime, john kasich is still not giving up hoping to clinch a republican nomination at a contested convention. he says the voters have a choice between two paths, one of negativity, fear and darkness or positivity. he said that we get to work when we get -- the going gets tough and we've never seen the american spirit fail. >> as i have said repeatedly, i will not take the low road to the highest office in the land. i will simply not do it. >> even though kasich took clear jabs at donald trump and ted cruz, he did not mention them by name. >> as for the democrats, hillary clinton is using her latest ad to launch attacks on two fronts.
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taking on donald trump and bernie sanders. clinton is still hitting sanders on gun control telling voters that weak gun laws in sanders' home state of vermont clear the way for many guns to end up here in new york as thousands of supporters turn out to see him in new york, he is continuing to hammer clinton about releasing transcripts from her paid wall street speeches. in ohio, police officer wounded in a weekend shooting has passed away. officer steven smith was a 27-year veteran of the force in columbus. authorities say a suspect shot smith and head police at bay for several hours on sunday. that suspect is in custody this morning. this was the second time smith was shot in the line of duty. an ex-con is being held on $2 million bail in connection with the gruesome murder of a seattle area woman. family and friends of ingrid lin gathered last night at a church to mourn her death and pray for her surviving daughters. abc's lauren lyster has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: after this seattle mother of three went missing late last week, now a suspect in custody.
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37-year-old john charlton arrested in the homicide investigation. appearing in court tuesday, where a judge set bail at $2 million. they follows a gruesome discovery saturday. body parts found in a homeowner's curbside recycling bin. >> all the evidence leads in the direction of that particular victim. >> reporter: authorities saying the remains likely belonging to 40-year-old ingrid lin. she disappeared friday. lin's friends telling authorities she had planned to go on a date that night with someone she met online, heading to a mariners game according to news reports. friends soon realizing something wasn't right. >> saturday, when she didn't pick up her kids, that something was very wrong. >> reporter: neighbors responding. >> the first the telephone was in the house. call, call, no ingrid. >> a pretty quiet neighborhood. quite cul-de-sac. so it was a little weird. >> reporter: after seeing the seattle crime scene the site
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where human remains were found in the news, friends' worst fears soon confirmed. >> devastating. sick, wrong. >> reporter: authorities say the suspect has a criminal history in six states including convictions for assault and robbery. no murders on his record. friends tuesday telling abc's seattle station the victim ingrid lin had been dating the suspected killer for six weeks and didn't see any red flags. kendis and diane. >> thank you. the so-called after lew enza teen is due to make his first appearance in adult court today. ethan couch turned 19 on sunday. his case moved out of the juvenile system. in 2013, couch was driving drunk when he crashed killing four people. he was given probation but fled to mexico. meanwhile, we're learning new details about his court ordered rehab treatment in 2014. taxpayers apparently covered most of the $200,000 bill because his parents could not afford it. in massachusetts, the wife of bill cosby has been ordered to continue with the deposition
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in the defamation lawsuit. it was filed by seven women accusing cosby of assaulting them decades ago. camille cosby wanted to end the proceedings because she found the first one outrageous and improper in her words. the judge did limit the types of questions. students won't be playing much basketball at a los angeles high school anytime soon. that's because the courts there have collapsed. the gaping hole is what's left of a retention basin designed to collect storm water so that it could soak into the aquifer instead of pouring out into the street. the hole is about eight feet deep. this morning, the clean-up continues after a monster hailstorm in northern texas that had families huddling together fearing for their lives. abc's phillip mena shows us the incredible images. >> oh, my gosh! >> reporter: terrifying storms blasting up to softball-sized hail. families running for cover outside dallas. >> get in there. find the cat. >> reporter: donna ruth cole getting her son to safety as giant hailstones shatter windows. >> i was a little bit worried, but i didn't have any clue it
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was going to be to that magnitude. >> so scared. >> it's okay, i'm with you. >> reporter: john cavallo covering his daughter in a towel, getting to an interior room. glass exploding nearby. >> that's the moment when you know, oh, my god, something's really going on here. >> reporter: that same living room shredded. damaging winds extending to arkansas. and lightning sparking a fire at the church in el dorado. and this is all that's left of the church, burned to the ground and reduced to rubble. the storms also bringing flooding to mississippi. >> that might be a totaled car. >> reporter: but by far, texas was worst hit. sara correa and her daughter trapped in their car out in the open. >> and then the back window just completely shattered through. it was the scariest thing i've ever been through. >> reporter: daughter addison's carseat covered with hail. thankfully, both are okay. here in north texas, they are still assessing the mess. two hailstorms last month already did a billion dollars in damage.
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and peak season is just getting under way. phillip mena, abc news, wiley, texas. >> those images are just absolutely incredible. >> that shredded up living room. i don't think i've seen a hailstorm like that. >> and the sound. >> wow. >> completely terrifying for those folks in texas. the fbi is offering a reward for help recovering iconic andy warhol art. seven prints of campbell's soup cans were taken from an art museum in springfield, missouri, they're part of a set of ten. three were left behind and the complete set of ten prints is worth half a million dollars. and in case you're wondering, the cans not taken were cream of mushroom, pepper pot and beef consume may. >> the thief was a chicken noodle fan i'm guessing. >> i think the art is eaten by now. >> from lost to found, a very, very, very pricey piece of artwork has been found. most experts believe it's a long lost work by the italian master
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carvaggio depicting a rather violent scene from the bible's book of judas. it was found in the attic of a hope in france when the owners went to fix a leak in the roof. >> so the house dates from the 17th century. the painting does, too. it was probably in the attic for 150 years. and if it was painted by carvaggio and not an apprentice, it's worth about $135 million. >> there's one expert who doesn't think it's an actual carvaggio. >> i've always thought about that or dreamt about that the idea of finding some random little thing you don't think is very valuable and then you go on "antiques road show" or something. >> and boom. >> i keep going to shops around the city and trying to show them some old teapot. >> doesn't work. >> so far no go. the french government apparently won't let that painting leave the country f another 30 months while this he continue to tests on it. >> coming up, the school bus driver in oklahoma who is being
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hailed as a hero. see her split second decision that was caught on surveillance video that may have saved the life of this little boy. overseas, the royal road trip. halfway through their trip of india. the reception the duke and duchess of cambridge are getting from both young and old as we look at the forecast map on this national peach cobbler day. we're 60 degrees in d.c. where folks are watching us on wjla. >> good weather for peach cobbler. >> it is. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by perillo tours.
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♪ jungle ♪ jungle boogie, jungle boogie >> there was quite a bit of jungle boogie going on at the twicroft zoo in england. so that is -- this is awesome. the gorilla got his ballerina on
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and it was all caught on camera. i guess twirling around in a series of turns, the 3-year-old ape moved across the floor about as gracefully as well, a gorilla. at least he's having fun. twicroft zoo is known for its wide variety of monkeys and all four great ape species including an the united kingdom's only group of -- >> i wonder if he fellows how to do the thriller dance. >> the producers at "dancing with the stars" plan to sign him up for monday. better than anything geraldo did on that show. >> oh, he tried. he tried. he tried. >> true. and here at home, we're getting a rare look at a newborn baby giraffe calf. the as yet unnamed baby girl was born at the san francisco zoo on friday. this video captured this rare moment of mother and daughter when she was just five hours old. now just five days old. she's already six feet tall and was walking within just 30 minutes of being born. >> do you know they have the
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largest size hearts in proportion to their bodies? >> i didn't realize that. >> >> they have to pump all that blood all the way up to their head. the motherly instinct kicked in almost immediately for a teacher's aide and bus driver outside of tulsa. >> it was all caught on surveillance camera. her split second likely saved the life of a young boy. jeremy farina of our tulsa station has the story. >> what are you doing? >> we've got a coin. >> you got a coin? >> caught on camera, a 5-year-old boy riding a school bus is scene gasping for air while teacher ginger maxwell is behind the wheel. >> i thought he was teasing me and wasn't following my instructions and not sitting down. >> but maxwell soon realizes something is terribly wrong. >> his sister said i think he swallowed a coin. >> she pulls the bus over in a sauf spot. >> i made sure the bus was secure. went back and grabbed the student.
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he was red and gasping for air. >> reporter: here you can see her springing into action and starts performing the heimlich maneuver as the child is choking. > come here. >> okay, it's okay. you'll throw it up. you'll throw it up. okay, got it. >> reporter: i heard it hit the floor and seen it rolling. i said we got it. she says this is the first time in 17 years she's used the life saving skills she learned during cpr training. > i was surprised that this was happening and i thought i've got to see if my training if i was really paying attention when i had my training, and it paid off. >> don't do that again. you scared me to death. you hear me? i thank the lord that you're okay. >> reporter: while she's being hailed a hero by many, maxwell says keeping kids safe and alive is part of her job. >> i feel like i don't deserve a lot of credit. it's god working through me. i'm glad we got it done. >> channel 8. >> good for her. she made it look easy, too. >> a quick decision.
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>> good to see that little boy doing just fine. coming up, rather, how to get back not just coins but as many dollars as you can from the federal government. >> nice segue. finding the biggest bargains in this year's income tax deductions. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ that's the way you do it, money for nothing and your check's for free money for nothing ♪ >> so it's not exactly money for nothing but the name of the income tax game is about getting as much of your money as you can back in your tax return. >> with the clock ticking down to this year's april 18th deadline, procrastinators are still looking for last minute credits and deductions. so we call in abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: kids are expensive but turns out when tax season rolls around, it pays to be a parent. >> the past years we've had to pay are just break even. this year we're going to get a refund. >> reporter: you can thank the child tax credit. each kid you claim as a dependent earns you a credit up to $1,000. if you're paying for child care, potentially even more. working parents may qualify for a daycare or baby-sitting credit for kids under 13. plus the credits don't stop when your teenager goes away to college. >> the biggest of those is the american opportunity credit good for the first four years of secondary education.
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that can put $2500 into your pocket. >> reporter: if you're a small business owner, check into something called section 179. it allows businesses to deduct purchases of equipment or software. but one of the most popular uses, buying a new vehicle. if you use that car, suv or truck for business, an the least half the time, it can qualify. now the fine print here is important. it can be new or used as long as it's new to you. and size matters. on some suvs, you can expense up to $25,000. for homeowners, it's a good time to go green. the irs includes big credits for renewable energy and it's worth it. up to 30% for things like solar panels or wind energy. even insulation. protecting your home can also protect your pocketbook. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. so my goals for 2016 having a kid and a house.
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overseas this morning, the world's ultimate power couple, the duke and duchess of cambridge are continuing their tour of india. >> they're visiting the northeastern state of assam in the middle of their weeklong tour of india and set to visit neighboring bhutan before returning to india to end their tour at the taj mahal. >> there have been quite a few lighter moments for the couple during this road trip. >> it seems like everyone has been buzzing about comments that kate made about how she really stays so slim. abc's llama hassan has the story. >> reporter: the duke and duchess of cambridge visiting some of india's most vulnerable street kids at new delhi's main railway station hearing their harrowing experiences firsthand. >> they do a lot of work with young people at home and want to bring that over here to india,
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as well. >> reporter: on monday, the royal couple ending the day with a celebration fit for a queen. attending an enchanting garden party in new delhi in honor of the queen's 90th birthday next week. kate making a stunning entrance dressed in a long skirt and top by one of her favorite designers, alice temperley. >> everyone had high hopes for her fashion on this trip. i'm hoping the best is yet to come. i think for the west of the trip you, we're going to see more indian designers and hopefully more adventurous outfits. >> when asked by one of the party guests how she stays so trim, she gave prince george and princess charlotte all the credit telling them i'm running after my kids. the royal couple in charge of cutting the queen's birthday cake with a sword. then william delivering a heartfelt speech to the crowd. paying tribute to his beloved grandmother and britain's long reigning monarch. >> i'm incredibly lucky to have my grandmother in my life.
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as she turns 90, she's remarkably energetic and a guiding force for her family. >> reporter: and also very much the head of the family. >> she may be my grandmother but she's also very much the boss. >> reporter: although their young children are not along for the journey, they're not far from their parents' minds. >> george and charlotte too will discover how lucky they are to have such a wonderful great grandmother. a role model for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: lama hasan, abc news, london. >> and you know when they go to the taj mahal what a stark contrast to when princess diana visited more than 20 years ago and she was all by herself. >> now here they are. >> here they are. >> i love that black and white skirt, by the way. >> she's done great. absolutely. >> a plus i say. >> on fleak i say.
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this morning this morning on "world news now," political questions and answers. >> hillary clinton says she's asking questions on behalf of all women while she takes aim at poepts on both sides of the aisle. and how speaker paul ryan has an answer for anyone hoping he would steal the show. count him out. damage control. north carolina's governor says he wants that controversial lgbt law revised, citing what he calls people's selective outrage and hypocrisy. the latest twist in this heated debate. and love is blind or is it drunk in love? check out this couple oblivious to the fact they're in the middle of an armed robbery at a bar. their makeout session interrupted. why some of the world's
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biggest minds are betting big money that a spaceship that can fit in your pocket will be the future of interstellar travel. it is wednesday on this april 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." here, we were hoping for a hover boards and we might end up with a spaceship. >> the size of our pocket. >> shays ship. >> careful. right in our pockets. who knew? what is in that? i'm just fascinated by the video we're going to talk about later, the couple making out. >> that was some kiss. >> do you think their wives and husbands know they were there? i don't know. >> hopefully they're not watching at this hour. >> absolutely. but let's get started with the race for the white house and donald trump, of course. he's opening a new line of attack against hillary clinton as he continues to rail against the nominating process. >> trump is now characterizing clinton's life as, quote, one big lie. as the battle for new york heats
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up, trump appeared on cnn with his family saying the rules for selecting delegates are stacked against him. your voice, your vote. abc's stephanie ramos has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: bernie sanders, hillary clinton, donald trump and john kasich are all in a new york state of mind. sanders greeted by a pumped up crowd of supporters in syracuse where the vermont senator went after the opponent he would like to face in the general election. >> in the general election poll match-ups, we are beating trump by 20 points! >> reporter: a new quinnipiac poll shows hillary clinton is beating sanders in new york by double digits. as she also tries to win over voters in her home state. at a new york city roundtable, clinton weighing in on the gender gap when it comes to equal pay. >> the last time i checked, there's no skunt for be a woman. >> reporter: on the republican side, trump in rome, new york, still maintaining a double digit lead in the empire state but
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he's still mad over a loss to ted cruz in colorado. >> because it has nothing to do with democracy. they took the votes away from the people in colorado. >> reporter: next up a cnn town hall with his family. >> i truly feel that my father is the best father, the best husband that he could be. truly. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan totally ruled out a run for president even at a contested convention. >> i believe that you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. count me out. >> reporter: ryan also says even though he didn't want to be house speaker and ended up taking the job, he says this is different. like apples and oranges. back to you. >> stephanie, thank you for that report from washington. in the meantime, the pentagon says u.s. air strikes killed about a dozen suspected militants linked to al qaeda. the attacks monday and tuesday were conducted in the southern somalia area. the al shabab group has been targetings ive yans such as a car bombing outside a restaurant
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in mogadishu. at least five people were killed in this incident including children. there's word of more air strikes against isis in iraq and syria by the u.s. as well as its allies. the coalition says its bombing runs hit islamic state tactical units, fighting positions and more. eventually the coalition will try to retake the iraqi city of mosul. the u.s. military is also dropping so-called cyber bombs on islamic state to increase the pressure on the i will mants. the governor of north carolina is taking action to address concerns over a state law some are calling the most anti-lgbt bill in the country. his new order extends to states equal opportunity employment policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity and says private companies can establish their own bathroom and locker room policies. >> we're also a state that strives to allow our people and businesses to be as independent as possible without overreaching government regulations. >> still the order does not address the most controversial
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part of the law, which requires individuals use public bathrooms that correspond with their gender at birth. this morning there's a new twist in the death of former football star will smith. new orleans police say they found a fully loaded gun inside his vehicle. however, there was no evidence it had been fired. smith and his wife were shot in a road rage incident saturday night. louisiana law allows someone to claim self-defense if they feel threatened. meanwhile, there will be a parade in new orleans honoring smith this evening. in texas a panel is urging sweeping reform in a jail where a young woman was found dead. sandra bland was found dead three days after being arrested after a routine traffic stop in july. the panel's recommendation includes how inmates are treated for medical and mental health issues. bland's death was ruled a suicide but sparked protests and questions about the conditions in the small jail outside houston. and in chicago, a task force is recommending that the police department acknowledge a history of racism. it also calls for overhauling the handling of excessive force complaints. the panel was formed after video showed a white police officer
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shooting a 17-year-old black male. the report condemns the police department and its oversight agency. turning our focus now to the new efforts in the battle against the zika virus. the house passed a bill offering incentives to companies working on drugs to treat the virus. but a vaccine could still be several months away. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: authorities at the cdc tell us they're worried about what's happening in puerto rico. they believe hundreds of infants like these, with smaller brains, will need life-long care could soon be born to infected mothers every day they learn something new and it's not good. besides birth defects and smaller heads, babies are being born premature and blind. health officials are racing to prevent an outbreak here in the u.s., working with states like florida on mosquito control, and warning travelers to cover up. and pressuring congress to release $1.9 billion in emergency money that the president requested in february. >> we're in a situation with a lot of unknowns. there really isn't any time to spare. >> reporter: and it's not just
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women. men can get sick, too. the virus attacks brain cells and can cause neurological damage. and they're seeing cases where a man bitten a by mosquito ends up passion the virus to a woman through sexual contact. health authorities here say they are already planning to put together response teams that will fly to locations in the u.s. as soon as they find any transmissions here. steve osunsami, abc news. music producer and reality tv star david gest has died. he was found dead yesterday in a london hotel room. an autopsy is pending. police do not consider the death suspicious. his high-profile marriage to leeza minnelli ended badly in 2003 when he sued her for $10 million over alleged beatings. gest was 62 years old. for facebook, it's all about bots. founder mark zuckerberg says you
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should be able to messages to a business and vice versa but you won't be chatting with a real person but with an artificial intelligence. more than two dozen companies are on board with this including our parent company disney. zuckerberg has also announced a new feature that lets you broadcast live video to your facebook friends. >> people love going live because it's so unfiltered and personal and you feel like you're just there hanging out with your friends. in a funny way, we found live takes some of the pressure off having to find that perfect photo or video because everyone knows it's live. and it's not curated. >> okay. so, the feature will allow live streaming not just from smartphones but other device. even droves. facebook plans to give live feeds a higher priority in news feeds. it's being called the return of the trilogy. the first three "star wars" films will be back in theaters starting august. the triple feature will be offered in more than 20 cities, sometimes in back-to-back showings. there will also be additional footage, contests and props from
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the films, but purists beware, these resident the original theateric versions but the 1997 editions. >> when they redid some of the endings a little bit, i see. >> i don't know. >> i don't know. i saw one recently. the end was different. >> i have to confess, my "star wars" knowledge is not fantastic. >> you say that in this building? >> but i did love the last one. >> it was good. >> and i liked the first three. the real first three. the luke skywalker first three. >> absolutely. i agree. and calling the king of the couch potatoes this guy 25-year-old brooklyn man has just set the world record for binge watch. he did so watching tv including "game of thrones," alejandro or a. j. as his friends call him spent 94 hours straight in front of the tube. >> the stunt was organized by the multimedia software company cyberlink which makes a media player for windows computers. he says while it's great to have the record, he wouldn't do it again and he does not recommend that you try it either. >> he said he stood up a lot
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during it. that definitely helped. but there were -- >> 94 hours. i did watch two seasons in one weekend. >> of "game of thrones." >> of game "game of thrones". >> easy. >> you watched two seasons in five years if. >> i've watched all of them. i don't remember anything. >> maybe i can bench watch all of the star wars movies because i clearly have catching up to do. 94 hours. >> 92 hours to go after all that. coming up, the 72-year-old grandmother who got lost in the arizona desert and found herself stranded for nine days. what she did that may have saved her life. and why the renowned physicist stephen hawking thinks the future of interstellar travel is in a spaceship that can fit in your pocket. and remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com. we're also on twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." we're also at twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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ever had one of those kisses that's almost distracting? >> yes. >> nothing will interrupt this couple's makeout session. not even an armed robbery. you can see the video shows masked robbers entering a bar in montana, guns drawn, but the couple just continues to makeout. the pda goes on and on even as other patrons put their hands up. >> my word. >> they only finally cop up for air when the suspects take off and the bartender hits the alarm. people are still searching for the robbers. that's a hell of a kiss. >> that is quite a kiss, man.
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>> i don't know if i feel bad for them or proud of them. >> give them props. it was intense. now to this. two skiers rescued after being stranded on an alaska glacier for four days. the pair was in good condition after braving fierce winds and snow by digging a snow cave. they were able to use their cell phones to communicate with friends and rescuers. >> 3500 miles to the south it wasn't a glacier but a desert where another dramatic rescue played out. a tucson grandmother found herself stranded in the white river indian reservation. >> it was creative skills that kept her alive. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: 72-year-old ann rogers was driving to phoenix to visit her grandkids, when she and her dog got lost, somewhere in the wilderness of eastern arizona. >> there was no cell phone communication, no people coming by. >> reporter: so, on day one, they set out on foot to get a better cell signal and call for help. not a single clue until day nine. this past saturday, when rogers' dog is spotted and the search is
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back in high gear. >> i wrote "help" with big white sticks and rocks. i need food badly. >> reporter: finally, they find her. >> when they landed, i was sitting there, sobbing. and the officer came over and just held me while i sobbed. and let me know that my dog was safe, too. >> reporter: she tells rescuers, she and her dog survived all that time by drinking pond water and eating plants. and after all that, rogers was taken to a hospital where she was treated for exposure to the elements, but was released that same night. now we understand she's back out hiking. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> hopefully with the proper satellite cell phone. >> smart of her to spell help. some other tips? >> yeah. so, if your water is limited, keep your mouth closed. >> why? because apparently that helps to expeed ate the whole dehydration process. same, by the way, with taking
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your clothes off. you might feel hot. take a few layers off. no, keep your clothes on. it delays dehydration and don't lay down on the ground. ground is 30 degrees hotter than standing up. if you get stranded in the desert, you know what to do and don't panic. because why would you? >> i would be screaming my butt off. i wouldn't be making signs. i'd just be screaming "help." >> all right. so we don't want you in the desert. >> not at all. coming up in our next half hour, some wasteful spending or wise investing? how scientists are defending using your tax dollars to study the mating habits of goldfish and why walking with an uncovered cup of coffee can cause it to spill. looking beyond our world and why a spaceship the size of a book of matches could be the future of interstellar travel. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ come ♪ come and take a trip in my rocket ship ♪ ♪ we'll have a lovely afternoon ♪ ♪ kiss the world good-bye ♪ >> rocket man, fly with me. >> oh, no, kendis. >> dinah washington. >> 55 years ago, when that song was recorded, we were all still dreaming about the possibility of one day traveling to the moon. but -- >> these days we're sitting and setting our sights far beyond our own solar system. and one of the world's most respected physicists is hoping that the key to interstellar travel is a spaceship. here's abc's david muir. plan to build tiny space ships. plan to build tiny spaceships, nanocrafts that could one day travel beyond the planets to the nearest star system. catapulting us into the interstellar age. do you have this spacecraft with you? >> i do. >> >> reporter: can i look at it? >> sure. >> reporter: he shows me the
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spacecraft one day powered by light beams. so, this is it? >> it doesn't look like a space shuttle or voyager. >> the ultimate spacecraft is going to be about the size of this. maybe quite a bit lighter and having much more functionality. >> reporter: it's pretty light anyway. and right beside him, one of the smartest minds in the world, professor stephen hawking, whose groundbreaking work was celebrated in "the theory of everything." in your mind, knowing what you know already, what do you expect to find? things that would help us on earth or is this just an intellectual pursuit? >> the rapid progress of technology for space exploration has improved people's lives in the past. so it would not be surprising if it brought benefits. >> reporter: do you have any reason to believe that we'll find other intelligent life out there? and will it be at a place where we can communicate with it,
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should we communicate with it? >> it is unlikely that there happens to be intelligent life in our nearest star system. >> reporter: but he added just being able to explore a neighboring star system and to send images back would make history. as hawking tries to inspire the next generation, we asked him about the generations he's already inspired. i want to ask you about the simpsons. >> stephen hawking! >> the world's smartest man. >> reporter: of course, the hollywood movie so many of us have watched based on your life. how does it feel to be a pop culture icon? >> i won't feel like a true pop culture icon until i've been on "the kardashians." >> be careful what you wish for. >> reporter: you see, his smile, and we asked gary about where we're sitting, atop 1 world trade. you said we're the closest point to the stars where we're sitting here. >> yes. >> reporter: but you want to get a lot closer?
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>> if we're not going to achieve it in our lifetime, then we need to pass the baton to the next generation. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. an octopus on the run in "the mix" next. i need to ask you a favor. not really a favor, just like (gibberish). todd makes more than i do and hes only worked here for 2 years. you know i'm also a really great, leader. really have things... (toilet flushes) do it!
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tracks and that's how they figured out exactly how he got out. >> octopus tracks. >> who knew. >> they say the maintenance crew left the tank slightly ajar. and they're a little offended because they say he didn't even leave a message. >> that's not inky. that's just so you know what an octopus looks like. >> the thing is, their bodies are really big but they can squeeze. they're very squishy and can squeeze through very small spaces. >> can you imagine inky making all that progress, getting out and only to get wrangled by a fisherman and now calamari in sydney? >> inky is having a party right now. partying in auckland. that's my theory. so, how would you like to have a part of this mansion? it's in the l.a. area. holmby hills. look at this, it's beautiful. ten beds, 20 full baths, 30,000 square feet, a ten-car garage. >> wow. >> to fit some 50 cars in all. any guesses on price? >> 100 mil. >> $150 million. >> 150 mill. >> and it just went on sale. it's beautiful.
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>> it used to be on the land -- >> wow. >> barbara streisand once owned property on that lot. >> looks like a hotel. >> it's not bad. >> i'll take a corner garage. maybe a parking spot. >> that's about all i can afford. acroyoga is a combination between acrobatics and yoga. it's kind of trendy. lizzy is setting trends right now because she's been doing it throughout her pregnancy. she and her husband met doing acroyoga. she did it throughout her entire pregnancy. some people were concerned but she says that she did consult her doctor. her doctor said, long as she feels comfortable, they can carry on. she's now inspiring women and i'm sure men all over the world. and now they're involving the baby, too. he's not. >> the baby's fine. >> baby's fine and apparently enjoys the acrobatic yoga, as well. >> should we try it? acroyoga.
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this morning on "world news now," a new development in the suspected road rage murder of a super bowl champion. police now say they found a gun in the victim's car. we have the latest on this twist just ahead. and the family that votes together -- or maybe hold that thought. overnight trump's children explaining why they won't be voting for their father in the new york primary next week, as his rival ted cruz is in full attack mode. and new this half hour, your tax money wasted? >> the mating habits of goldfish, the cleanliness of our pets. that's the latest random ways american tax dollars are going down the drain as we all file our returns. and goes how many dollars hans solo's leather jacket went for at auction and what harrison ford is doing with those
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proceeds. that's ahead in "the skinny" this wednesday, april 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning, everyone. we've made it to halfway during our inaugural week. does it feel still like it's fresh? >> you sound a little bit surprised. >> we've made it this far? >> it still feels good. feels fresh. >> has that new car smell. the scent. >> i just realized i match the background. >> you kind of do. you kind of blend in. yes, absolutely. >> we have lots to get to including the big deal, ben affleck is going to be starring in another batman. >> that's the top story. >> we will get to that. you stay tuned for more on ben affleck and batman. our top story, the new twist in the death of football star will smith. he was shot during a road rage incident in new orleans. >> but the latest developments cast doubt on which driver was the aggressor. we get more from abc's ryan smith in new orleans. >> reporter: new orleans police
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saying in a statement, the loaded handgun in nfl star will smith's car was a.9 millimeter which had not been fired. police also saying they found a loaded gun in hayes' car, in addition to the one they say he used to gun down smith. that new video obtained by abc news may help clear up the murky details surrounding the deadly shooting of former nfl star will smith. this surveillance footage provided by a restaurant two blocks from the shooting captured just minutes before gunfire erupted. a car matching the description of smith's suv rear-ends a hummer resembling the vehicle of the alleged gunman, cardell hayes. then, as the hummer appears to pull over, the suv speeds off. seconds later, the hummer appears to follow. hayes' lawyer saying his client was not the instigator of the road rage incident. >> my client trailed behind this person in an effort to get their license plate number. my client also called 911. >> reporter: hayes' attorney claims it was during that 911 call when the accident occurred. police say an argument ensued,
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and that hayes then shot smith in the back and torso. now behind bars, hayes' defense suggesting someone else was posing the threat. are you saying that your client felt threatened by the presence of something smith had or someone in his party had? >> everybody out there felt threatened. >> reporter: by smith? >> by someone other than mr. hayes. >> reporter: we called the police department about the new video. they have not commented. fans remembering smith with this memorial. as for hayes, if convicted of second-degree murder, he faces life in prison. ryan smith, abc news, new orleans, louisiana. turning now to politics and a resounding no from house speaker paul ryan as the republican inches closer to what may be a contested convention. ryan is ruling out a white house run. speculation escalated last week when he posted a video that some say looked like a campaign ad. but ryan is now making it clear that he will not accept the republican nomination in 2016. >> if no candidate has a
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majority on the first ballot, i believe that you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. count me out. >> okay. so if this sounds familiar because it is. ryan also said that he did not want to be house speaker, but ended up taking that job. he says this is different, like apples and oranges. ted cruz is firing back at donald trump with some of his harshest rhetoric to date. cruz blasted trump as a bully comparing him to the godfather and union thugs. he also accused him of using dirty tricks, inciting violence and intimidating voters and delegates. cruz told glenn beck saying given how he runs his campaign, it appears he can't run a lemonade stand. but trump is doubling down on his complaints against the delegate selection process. he made an appearance on cnn last night with his wife and four adult children, saying the gop nominating rules are stacked against him by the establishment. his family praised him as a
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great father, husband and leader. and daughter ivanka explained why she and her brother won't get to vote for their own father in the primary. >> new york has one of the most onerous rules in terms of registration and required us to register a long time ago, almost close to a year ago. and we didn't do that. we found out about it. >> when asked about her dad being presidential, ivanka says at times she does advise him to withhold his fire. as for the democrats, hillary clinton is using her latest ad to launch attacks on donald trump and bernie sanders. clinton is still hitting sanders on gun control, telling voters that weak gun laws in sanders' home state of vermont clear the way for many guns to end up in new york. as thousands of supporters turn out in the empire state to see sanders, he's continuing to hammer clinton to release transcripts about her paid speeches on wall street. now to the politically charged battle over gay and transgender rights in north
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carolina. the governor taking action following outrage over a new law in the state, but his order leaves the most controversial part of that law unchanged. here's abc's elizabeth hur. >> the people of north carolina are entitled to both privacy and equality. >> reporter: the north carolina governor bowing to pressure on the state's so-called bathroom bill. pat mccrory, issuing an executive order, rolling back portions of the controversial law. >> the private sector can make its own policy with regard to restrooms, locker rooms and or shower facilities. this is not a government decision. >> reporter: but people using facilities in government buildings and schools will still have to use the bathroom according to the gender on their birth certificate. >> i know these actions will not totally satisfy everyone. >> reporter: the change comes after more than 80 businesses asked for the law to be repealed. paypal pulled 400 jobs and a $3.6 million project and bruce springsteen canceled a weekend concert in protest. singer bryan adams canceled a concert in mississippi over a
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similar situation there. >> somehow we seem focused on passing a bill that will kill our economy. >> reporter: that new law allows public and private businesses to refuse service on religious grounds to gay and transgender people. and not just wedding venues but adoptions, certain medical services and counseling. >> simply all we're trying to do is say that people of faith have some protection from an overbearing government. >> reporter: the governor defending the law, but a group of lawmakers are now introducing a bill to have it repealed. for now, this new law in mississippi is set to go into effect july 1st. diane and kendis. >> elizabeth, thank you. the southeast is in for another day of unsettled weather. there will be heavy rain and sometimes thunderstorms but no severe weather is in the forecast. flooding, however, is possible with some gulf coast areas getting 2 to 3 inches of rain. and jackson, mississippi, has probably had enough rain. that's what probably caused the
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roof to collapse at a prep school caught here on surveillance camera. no one was injured. but there's more rain in that area today as we mentioned and a flood warning for tomorrow. if you ever have a problem with the door at your home, do not ask carlos gomez for help. you saw the bull pen door was ajar last night at the houston astros. >> he wanted to help out. >> he tried to shut it. >> well, as you can see, that didn't quite work out as planned. >> reporter: the door did not want to be shut. >> neither gomez nor the door were injured in that. other than the hit to gomez's dignity and the game soon. >> he really went in strong. >> he went in owning it. >> like full kick to the door. >> this is my mma style here. >> i wonder if there was someone hyped it. all right. coming up in "the skinny," the big, big news. ben affleck's back. his latest gig. why he'll be pulling on that iconic cape yet again.
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much as a man. he designated a national monument to honor women's equality in washington, d.c. and he noted the continuing pay gap between men and women urging congress to take action. >> regardless of whether you're male or female, chances are you do work hard for your money. >> with stagnant wages and the ever rising cost of just about everything, a growing number of taxpayers are becoming increasingly critical how the government is spending their hard earned cash. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: this is how your tax dollars are being spent. >> walk forward. forward. >> reporter: studying how an alligator walks? listening to birds after they've had a drink? analyzing the mating habits of goldfish? one study looks at the biometrics of why walking with coffee can cause it to spill. their solution? it helps to use a lid. republican senator jeff flake wants to put a lid oatn wh he considers wasteful spending. >> you wonder, you know, what they were drinking when they decided that this ought to be studied.
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>> reporter: but scientists are defending their research. the goldfish study aims to understand how sensory systems work. the coffee research takes a broader look at low viscosity liquid dynamics. remember, this is science. congress allocates bulk funding to preeminent research organizations, who, in turn, decide which projects to fund. flake says that's part of the problem. >> if we had more transparency, more accountability, i think they'd be less prone to spend money on what makes a goldfish sexy. >> reporter: but it's not as if lawmakers are clamoring to review thousands of grants, and these scientific organizations say you simply never know where the next big breakthrough will come from. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> i never thought of a goldfish as sexy before. >> i know another solution to not spill your coffee. empty. >> just have it be empty? >> that's a good call. >> does that count? >> they spent $50,000 to promote christmas trees during christmas time. >> i like the cricket one. $850,000 to fund a cricket league in pakistan.
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i thought you would enjoy that being that's your number one sport. >> it's huge in pakistan. >> $15 million to study the effects of golf clubs in space. we might need that if we have the spaceship that fits in your pocket. >> did you see the golf putt that was made on the moon years ago? it paid off. >> maybe they're studying that, too. $188,000 to find out why americans resist using the metric system. because you don't force us to. >> what is the metric system? >> what is the metric system? >> is that the thing the canadians use? >> centimeters, millimeters, something or other. inches, people, inches. >> all right. when we come back, i'll learn some math and what we're hearing about ben affleck's next gig. >> and the secret keith richards has spilled about his colorful wardrobe. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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topping our headlines this morning, ben affleck's next challenge. >> warner bros. confirmed it is moving forward with the oscar winner's stand alone batman movie which affleck not only star in but he'll also direct. >> so the new batman movie is one of ten dc comics movies that warner plans to release over the next five years. >> the first movie to feature affleck as the caped crusader ? >> batman versus superman . dawn of justice" had a $166 million weekend. >> we should caveat it had a 6% drop off in the second weekend after people saw it. have you seen it? >> no. >> should. >> i'm waiting for express mail to dvd. >> maybe i should wait. maybe the next one will be better. i do like ben affleck. >> he's a good director. >> now to a less than ground breaking admission from keith richards. >> the 72-year-old rolling stone's rocker has broken his silence about what's really
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behind business colorful wardrobe. they're not all his clothes apparently. he didn't go to the thrift store for it. in fact, he admits the vast majority of his clothes he swiped out of the closets of his wife and daughters over the years. >> that's the way to do it. richards was apparently complaining his wardrobe was raided for the band's first ever major exhibition called exhibitionism. at a gallery in southwest london. he says he still wears those things. they're not history. they're his clothes. >> they're his clothes. >> these are mine, by the way. >> come on. >> don't get any ideas. >> we can do a little gender bender thing. >> i see a --. >> it's already rolling in my head. >> i can see the photoshop issue going on right now. >> that would be something you don't want to see. >> we'll see. >> is that a fat joke? >> vin sent. >> next to something that harrison ford will definitely not be wearing ever again. >> he has auctioned off his distressed leather hans solo
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jacket, the one he wore in the latest "star wars" movie "the force awakens." it went for $191,000. harrison ford promptly handed all that money over to charity. >> is that a spoiler alert by saying he won't be wearing it ever again? >> i mean that's because he auctioned it off. >> good point. >> he can't wear it again. >> get us out of trouble now. >> you got rid of it. someone else now owns it. >> yes, it's gone. the gift will benefit epilepsy research which his 25-year-old daughter also his second wife, the late melissa matheson had suffered years of health scares and seizures before finally being diagnosed. >> more than 50 people bid on the jacket which started at just $15,000. all going to a good cause. >> good deal. >> finally, there's a lot of puppy love t go around for one of our own "world news now" alums. >> anderson cooper a legend around here shared this touching photo on instagram. it is kind of cute. >> how cute. >> it is of andy cuddling his new puppy lilly.
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the caption reads, "my dog molly passed away a few months ago. this weekend, lily showed up. she's a welsh springer spaniel," and he hash tagged it the rainbow comes and goes. >> the post comes just seven months after the death of his 11-year-old dog molly. she was also a welsh springer spaniel. our warmest wishes to anderson and his new little girl. >> that's very cute. >> now i want a puppy. >> i do want one, as well. but you have a rabbit. >> but don't tell frank i said that. >> rabbits attack puppies or is it the other way around? >> no one attacks anyone. i'm going to have all of them. >> we'll see how that works out. coming up, how is this for a tease? diane dances. to "thriller." >> this is news to me. this is totally news to me. >> your "thriller" moves. >> we're talking about the zombie apocalypse. >> all right. >> go practice it. >> i'll have to go watch the video now before we go to the commercial break. are you going to do it with me? >> oh, no, no.
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♪ >> you've got that down. i might like knock you out doing that. >> i like this part. ♪ >> i'm slightly afraid. >> you should be scared. >> my gosh. >> all right. >> so we all know. >> finally got that out of our system. >> the thriller video was all make believe. but for one young girl what we're about to show you next for
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her looked and felt like the real thing. >> it's a prank played by two brothers on their little sister that's now going viral. here's abc's dan harris. >> are you ready? >> of course i'm not ready. >> reporter: this is millicent. she's just had her wisdom teeth pulled in the post and these yas haze when all of a sudden, an alert comes across the radio. >> local officials have reported cases of high fever, nausea, death and even cannibalism. >> a call from mom confirms the news. >> get home right now. >> don't move. >> what? cannibals? zombies? >> it's not a scene out of the "walking dead." it is a prank pulled off by her brothers they say who posted the hoax online. the video quickly going viral with more than 4 million youtube views and counting. you can see here her brothers
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begin mock preparing for the worst throwing garden equipment and other weapons into the back seat. >> a garden hoe? we have guns. why are you putting garden equipment in a car? what is this supposed to do for me? give me a knife. >> watch as she's forced to make some tough decisions. >> we can only take one pet. which pet? the cat or the dog. >> the cat you idiot! >> they talk about heading to mexico but when asked about her spanish -- >> i can say pants. >> after thoroughly freaking their sister out, the brothers gently bring the hoax to an end. >> it isn't a zombie apocalypse. >> oh. >> dan harris, abc news, new york. >> that's awful. >> that's so mean. >> that is so cruel. >> have you had your wisdom teeth out. >> yes, and i've been drugged up. you'd believe anything. >> very vulnerable. very vulnerable. >> we're not doing this again,
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making news in america this morning, overnight donald trump harshly criticizing the party he's hoping to lead into november elections. republican leaders firing back saying, give me a break. all that while hillary clinton picks up some new support ahead of next week's crucial contest. then north carolina's governor vows to pressure as the controversy over his state's new lgbt law rages but critics say the changes don't go far enough. look out below. too much rain takes down a school's roof. damage across the south this morning and more stormy weather on the way. and tonight marks the end of an era in the nba as kobe bryant's legendary career comes to an end. some special words and deeds ahead of tonight's finale in los angeles.

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