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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following four this morning on "world news now" of. at least five people are dead after severe flooding along the western gulf coast and more flooding is likely today as the thunderstorms continue. we'll have more details in a moment. after weekend protests, the green zone in baghdad has returned to normal this morning. thousands broke into the fortified area saturday and stormed the parliament demanding political reform. puerto rico is going to default on a huge bond payment today. the governor says it was a choice between either paying the debt or providing essential services for residents. congress has not been able to come up with help for that territory. after coming under fire for decades from animal rights activists, ringling brothers has closed its final show with
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performing elephants. the circus now elephants now join the other retired pachyderms on ringling's preserve in florida. those are some of our top stories on this monday, may 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. we start things off some rough weather in some parts of the country. >> it seems like we've been saying that quite a bit. in the last couple of weeks. it's been a rough spring. the extreme weather in the heart of the country, central indiana seeing strong storms overnight with two possible tornados touching down. >> there was also heavy rain, strong winds and lots of hail. the good news is no major damage reported so far. most of those who lost power should have it back by now. >> at least five people have drowned in flash flooding along the gulf coast. a woman and her four great grand children swept away as they tried to get to safety
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throughout the region, many highways are closed and schools are canceling classes for today. some areas received as much as 10 inches rain in 24 hours and more thunderstorms overnight mean more flooding very likely. >> storms caused severe damage throughout the atlanta area. >> many trees were uprooted including one that damaged three homes, thousands lost power and the loss of electricity impacted water service. residents are advised to boil their water. >> let's get the complete forecast now from accuweather's paul williams. good morning, paul. >> good morning to you, diane, kendis. it's stormy in the south and going to be wet in the northeast. everybody's going to have their share of this muggy wet damp kind of pie. but heavy showers in the deep south. for example, right along the gulf coast, warm moisture coming off the gulf coast feeding into the frenzy of scattered showers and thunderstorms. heavy showers cause more problems with flooding unfortunately, and i'm sorry, but tomorrow rain for the folks in houston, coastal region of louisiana, new orleans, mississippi going into alabama
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and the heavy rain will reach all the way into the carolinas. a few storms even into portions of florida. but not just there, then that rain stretches all the way up towards the northeast. this low pressure system brings more rain in through the northeast and the mid-atlantic with spotty showers from new york all the way down to the carolinas. kendis. diane? >> paul, thank you. may day protests in seattle turned violent in some cases. the anti-capitalist demonstrators through rocks, bricks even molotov cocktails at police. five officers were injured. at least nine people were arrested. there were other may day demonstrations in portland, san francisco and l.a. even a peaceful one in seattle. but this particular one was the only one that turned violent. >> to the campaign trail winding through indiana before tomorrow's critical primary. donald trump and hillary clinton are itching for a one-on-one fight against each other but their rivals are saying not so fast. >> donald trump is hoping that the indiana primary will put his last two rivals down for the count.
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>> i knocked out 17 people. the two last ones are hanging by their fingertips. they're choking. don't let me fall. don't let me fall. >> trump is riding a winning streak into the hoosier state where one poll shows him with a 15-point lead over cruz with john kasich trailing far behind. >> if we win indiana, most people think they quit the race and then we can focus on crooked hillary, please. let's focus on hillary. >> trailing trump by more than 400 delegates, ted cruz vows to take his fight to the republican convention but indiana could be his last best hope to derail trump. >> you're on the 30 yard line, it's not a touch down. donald right now is on the 30 yard line and wants everyone to say the game is over. >> hillary clinton also campaigning in indiana greeting voters at a pancake house with a commanding lead over bernie sanders, she's now taking the fight to the republican front runner. >> we cannot let barack obama's legacy fall into donald trump's hands.
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>> reporter: like cruz, sanders is promising to battle on after the primary season. while admitting it's a -- >> tough road to climb. >> reporter: even so, he says it ain't over till it's over. >> in other words, the convention will be a contested contest. >> voters in indiana will have their say about that tuesday. overseas secretary of state john kerry holds high level meetings today in ja sflee, switzerland in an effort to get stalled syrian peace talks moving again. he arrived there last night. he spoke at length with a top russian official to that end on friday to stop the bloodshed where 250 civilians have been killed in recent days. cia director john brennan is looking to clarify information from a secret an chapter of the 9/11 congressional inquiry. he says the 9/11 commission made a very clear judgment that there
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was no evidence of the saudi government financially backing al qaeda. the obama administration, however, may soon release the documents and brennan is concerned that people might seize on uncorroborated information about possible saudi links to the attackers. it's been five years since american operatives killed osama bin laden. and the cia relived the anniversary with live tweets. the agency posted step by step updates of the raid as if it were happening at that moment. complete with photos of president obama and his inner circle in the situation room. they reveal exactly when u.s. helicopters departed for pakistan to the moment bin laden was confirmed dead on the third floor of his compound. more than 40 public schools in detroit will be closed today. the move comes after the teachers union called for a sick-out. the school system's emergency manager is warning that this district won't be able to pay its employees after june 30th. he also says today's sick-out will make it more difficult to convince the legislature to approve a rescue plan.
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efforts to find a missing florida mom are intensifying today with the arrival of sonar equipment to search a pond. volunteers joined forces over the weekend trying to look for tricia todd. aditi roy has the latest. >> reporter: a community desperate to find a missing mother in florida. dozens of volunteers on the ground, and a police helicopter in the air. 30-year-old tricia todd was last seen wednesday morning. now authorities calling her >> we know she's out there somewhere. and we just want our girl back. >> i don't know. >> reporter: todd an air force veteran and hospice nurse was supposed to pick up her 2-year-old daughter from her ex-husband's house wednesday, but she never showed up. her ex-husband, the last person to see her, is now scheduled to be re-interviewed by police. authorities telling abc news he's not a suspect. >> he has been completely cooperative. he's willing to take a polygraph test. >> reporter: investigators say they found her car at a
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neighbor's house wednesday night with the keys in the ignition and her purse inside. her phone and wallet missing. >> for her to not show up to pick her daughter is incredibly unusual. >> reporter: now a vigil planned as the community cling to hope. aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. commuters in the d.c. area could face some delays this morning following a train derailment. several cars of a csx freight train went off the tracks in northeast d.c. a company spokeswoman says one of the trains leaked sodium high oxide used to produce so and soap and detergent. two important energy exploration companies have called off their merger. the announcement was made by the justice department which had sued halliburton and baker hughes to stop the merger. government claimed the combination would eliminate significant competition in more than two dozen markets. the justice department says it would have raised prices, decreased output and lessened innovation.
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this is an incredibly interesting story here. a fall inside of a woman's home helped create a medical miracle for her. we're talking about mary anne franco lost her eyesight more than 21 years ago in an you the auto accident. and then she fell inside of her home recently and injured her spine. when she woke up from that surgery, she could see. >> wow. >> the sun's coming through the trees. oh, god, it's wonderful to see. i'm the happiest woman in the whole wide world. >> the neurosurgeon who performed the operation says he's never seen or heard of anything like this. he thinks the 95 auto accident may have restricted blood flow to the part of her brain that controls vision and the recent surgery restored it. i never saw someone so excited to have hurt their back. >> absolutely. her description of everything just now to see the trees and everything. >> good for her. >> nobody's celebrating a fall except that woman. >> a lot of doctors will try to figure out what happened to see
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if they can replicate it. right? >> krin ebl. coming up, finding your own dead ringer. it's said we all have a twin somewhere in the world. now as they say, there's an app for that making it easier than ever to track down your doppelganger anywhere. but first, new details are surfacing in the investigation into prince's medication and whether the star died of a drug overdose. see where his family members are headed today since he left no will. today's temperatures.
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city landmark in 1968. 33 lions rescued from circuses in south america are enjoying their first taste of freedom. the big cats were flown to a sanctuary in south africa. unfortunately, they will never be able to survive in the wild. so they can't be released because circus keepers broke their teeth and removed their claws. but at least here they will be able to roam freely. back here at home, a potential battle is brewing right now over prince's $300 million estate. >> his family members are heading to court today for a probate hearing in minnesota. since the music legend died with no known will, there are a lot of question marks surrounding what happens to his estate. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest. >> reporter: authorities turning their attention to prince's medication, and whether the star died of a drug overdose. sources telling abc news the superstar was getting prescriptions from multiple doctors. authorities have executed a search warrant at his local walgreens. but no official word yet on why he died. toxicology results still weeks away. meanwhile, the superstar's
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family heads to court as they move forward to settle his estate. >> i protected him. >> reporter: prince's older brother alfred remembering his little brother. his attorney putting to rest rumors of family disputes. >> with any estate matter, with any family matter, weddings, funerals, emotions, you know, soar. >> reporter: and with estimated $300 million estate on the line, people claiming to be heirs are coming out of the woodworks. heir hunters international, a company that searches for possible heirs to estates has been overwhelmed with people claiming to be prince's love child. so far, one man's story has piqued their interest. >> he was born in the '80s and his mother crossed paths with prince a couple times. as i'm sure many, many other people did. >> reporter: heir hunters is still verifying key details of his story. if prince had any children, they would inherit his entire estate. eva pilgrim, abc news, chanhassen, minnesota. >> apparently there's some other
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new relatives coming into the light whether they are actually relatives or not, of course, remains to be determined. >> yeah. this l.a. company that searches for possible heirs to estates has found a great grand niece or grand niece. the teenaged great granddaughter of prince's deceased half-brother. this is going to be ugly. >> that's a lot. >> it's going to be a mess. coming up, tracking down your doppelganger. >> your own personal dead ringer could be just a few clicks away. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continue is after this from our abc stations.
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♪ feel my ♪ you got double vision ♪ no disguise >> thanks to social media, quite a few people have been seeing double because by chance they go online and with all this social media they find their own doppelganger. >> what if you're not waiting for chance? now there's an app that can help you track down your own dead ringer anywhere in the world. abc's ju ewe change explains.
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>> reporter: are you two twins? meet maddy and amber, the pair look like twins, but believe it or not, they're complete strangers. >> we're not even related. >> no, you're kidding me. >> reporter: they're doppelgangers a mysterious phenomena in which two people look nearly identical. who can forget these bearded redheads who found each other on the same plane. this is not bradley cooper. it's his look alike, matt katzenback. folklore has it we each have seven look-alikes out in the world. this lovely girl got in touch on the site. >> this dublin native is working to prove that theory. >> oh, my god. >> hello. >> reporter: her very first meetup went viral and has now been viewed more than 8 million times. since then she's become a doppelganger detective of sorts. >> these are all the filtered matches. >> reporter: cofounding the website to help others in their search.
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>> i think people want to find their twin strangers out of curiosity. >> reporter: we paired up with to go behind the scenes of a meetup bringing amber from perth, australia, and maddy from tacoma, washington, here in l.a. when we met in person, even i was confused. >> hi, how are you. hi. you're like double trouble. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: i want to know the first reaction when you saw the photo of each other on the site. >> seeing her picture is kind of weird. that was the first time i've seen anyone that looked similar to me. >> reporter: much less dead ringer. >> the kind of top half of their face started loading and i thought it was a picture of me. the rest loaded and i was like wow, that's insane. >> reporter: we wanted to see if there's a genetic reason for similarities. we asked amber and maddy to take a dna test that agreed to process for free. in just a few weeks, the results
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are in and guess what, they are 100% not related. but they do have similar european roots. despite the results, they say their newfound bond will only grow. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> would you want to know who your doppelganger is? >> yeah, why not? >> i would find it creepy. >> fascinating. > so awkward for me and taye diggs to be in the same room. >> do you think he wants your autograph? he's a big fan. >> i've actually met him on the red carpet and my producer said we look alike. he didn't think that was cute at all. >> he didn't find it? >> he was just like i'm going to move on. >> i did once have a friend. we are doppelgangers. there's our face swap. can't tell which one's which. >> i think i'm on the left. >> i did have a friend once get mad at me because i said i couldn't hang out. one of his friends saw me out. and so he said i thought you weren't going out tonight. i said i'm at my parents' house on long island. that person had seen a complete
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well, start with christy owens on the right there. she looks after kids at a daycare center in benton, louisiana. and is much loved. especially by this little girl's mom. britney nichols. that's britney on the left, who is telling christy she noticed something a couple of sundays ago. >> when i saw you walking to church. >> reporter: and then britney chokes up, which brings christy in with a hug, though she's not quite sure what all the emotion's about. well, outside, there's a car waiting, a secondhand chevy cavalier. which britney, and a lot of other people, donated to give to christy as a gift, who has never even driven. >> it's just a matter of making the effort to change people's lives. >> reporter: and so, still in that hug britney tells christie she's getting the car. >> over the past few weeks i have been raising money and i have come out of pocket to buy you a vehicle for you to get a driver's license and a car. >> reporter: well, that hug lasted a good long time. and so did the tears, and when
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you consider what christy said afterward -- >> for me, i'm just serving my purpose. and my purpose is to impact somebody. >> reporter: she's done that, for sure. but impact goes both ways. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: john donvan, abc news, washington. >> so moving. >> they're still hugging at this point. >> never let go. >> that's big of a moment. it is moving and very touching of a moment there. >> it's good karma. nice to see the community come together for someone who has tried to give back to the community taking care of all those kids. >> then to see how much she appreciates the moment. >> for all those people who donated that's the biggest payback. right? >> yeah that, moment. well, good. touching moment on a monday morning. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at
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this morning on "world news now," the race for the white house is taking a crucial turn through indiana. >> a new poll shows donald trump pulling away with the lead in the hoosier state but can ted cruz close that gap? and bernie sanders explaining why he's not letting hillary clinton run away with the nomination. cleanup is under way in the nation's capital after a train derailment leads to a toxic spill. we have details on the foeshlly dangerous chemical that leaked out and what caused the crash. leaving the circus and heading for retirement. the iconic performing elephants overnight taking their last walk not without some controversy. where they're heading and why. and bridal boot camps. see the specialized workout tailer-made for the bride and the dress. we'll give the moves a try
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let's get the latest from abc's devin dwyer. >> reporter: donald trump says it's game over for john kasich and ted cruz. >> i knocked out 17 people. i mean, the two last ones, they're like hanging by their fingertips. they're choking, don't let me fall, don't let me fall. >> reporter: the front-runner exuding confidence after a two-week winning streak across six states. >> if we win indiana, most people think that they quit the race. and, then we can focus on crooked hillary. please, let's focus on hillary. >> reporter: indiana, now looking like a make or break race for cruz. who's showing no signs of giving up. despite trailing trump by more than 400 delegates. >> if you're on the 30-yard line, it's not a touchdown. donald right now is on the 30-yard line, and he wants everyone to say, hey, the game is over. >> reporter: cruz has unleashed a barrage of attack ads in indiana, as democrats itch to take on trump. >> this hateful talk about immigrants, about muslims, about women, i mean, enough. >> reporter: at hillary
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clinton's only indiana rally her supporters told us it's time for sanders to bow out. >> we need to wrap it up and start the general against donald trump. >> reporter: it sounds like you want sanders to get out. >> pretty much. >> i would like to see sanders try to bring some of his supporters over to her as well. >> reporter: but at a press conference in washington, sanders signaled he's willing to fight. >> the convention will be a contested contest. >> reporter: trump says a win here in indiana would signal a mandate for change. sounding an awful lot like barack obama's slogan from 2008. trump saying his change would be very different. devin dwyer, abc news, ft. wayne, indiana. the cia chief is looking to clarify information from a secret chapter of the 9/11 congressional inquiry. in a recent interview, director john brennan says the 9/11 commission made a very clear judgment that there was no evidence of the saudi government financially backing al qaeda. the obama administration may soon release the documents and brennan says he's worried people might seize on uncorroborated information about possible saudi
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links to the attackers. after weekend protests, the green zone in baghdad has returned to normal. thousands broke into the fortified area saturday and stormed parliament. it marked the worst security breach the green zone has seen forcing the government to declare a state of emergency. the demonstrators are demanding political reform. back here at home, more heavy rain means more flooding for the western gulf coast. some areas saw 10 or more inches of rain in less than 24 hours. homes and roads as you can see are quite flooded. some schools are closed, as well. in texas, a woman and her four great grandchildren were swept away when water rushed down a hill into her house. >> a tide of water came through and it was just too much pressure for her -- with all those kids. >> it's probably the worst flooding in years in the area. the ground is too saturated to absorb any of the moisture and streams and rivers are at high
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levels. let's look at the radar right now. you can see the slow-moving storm system over the western gulf coast with scattered thunderstorms possible across the southeast. there are also storms over the tennessee and ohio valleys. over in washington, d.c., commuters could face delays this morning following a train derailment. several cars of a csx freight train went off the tracks in northeast d.c. a company spokeswoman says one of the derailed trains leaked sodium hydroxide used to produce various household products like soap and detergents. >> the train has split. it looks like the train has come apart. and i'm looking at one train that's leaking a chemical. >> both amtrak and d.c. metro are expected to be affected by that derailment this morning. it was a nascar demolition derby at talladega on sunday. 35 race cars were involved in accidents of some kind. here are some of them. a couple of smaller crashes in the early going including one in which danica patrick was hustled
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out of her burning car. look at that scene there. but the big ones came in the final laps. this one involved 21 cars followed by another one with 12 cars as brad keselowski crossed the finish line to win. there was another one in the back of the pack. >> 21 cars. makes me nervous. i don't like it. >> just that one accident. >> especially the flames, that was crazy. >> it gives you a sense of how strong the cars are nowadays. >> that they can be completely safe. you fear for the worst when you see those things. the golden state warriors were probably fearing for the worse when they lost steph curry, but they proved they can win even without him. >> that's because of this young man. klay thompson picked up the slack, scoring 37 points against portland as the warriors beat the trail blazers, 118-106. giving golden state the first game in the nba western conference finals. >> nothing but net. >> absolutely. >> thompson sank seven three-pointers but all the
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golden state starters were in double digits. curry is out with a sprained right knee. curry hopes to be back for game three on saturday right here on abc. >> or as ted cruz would say, nothing but ring. really hit the basketball ring quite a bit. >> that didn't go over very well. >> no. >> you see he said hoop instead of ring. >> i get it. i know what it's called. thank you for explaining to me. i really appreciate it. >> slightly embarrassed. >> do you want to move on? you want to keep talking about it? >> let's move on. coming up, the special collar that will help your cat talk to you. but first a much larger animal, we're talking about the elephant. overnight the ringling brothers elephants performing for the very last time. their retirement plans just ahead. also ahead, our bridal boot camp. the customized workouts for brides and how the dress plays a major part in which exercises you learn. plus, some other summer slimdown secrets. >> find us on facebook at and at twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." acebook at
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himself at home in the resident's living room. crews coaxed him out as you can see. he then gave them a bit of a run. went running down the hall. no humans or bears were hurt in all of this. >> just a lot of people scared. >> i like come on. come on. >> that's apparently how you coax a bear out. >> how did they know he was going to run away, not toward them? >> that would have been the key. that would have been a key. you would have seen a lot of firefighters running in the opposite direction. >> strategy i don't know. i don't know. here on the east coast, it was the end of an era for another group of animals, one that many animal rights activists say couldn't have come sooner. >> the final performance for the elephants at the ringling brothers circus in providence, rhode island. abc's marci gonzalez was there. >> ringling brothers and barnum and bailey elephants. >> reporter: for the past 145 years they've dazzled as the giant stars of the greatest show on earth. >> here come the elephants. >> reporter: under the big top and on the big screen.
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>> she really is beautiful. >> reporter: but the last 11 elephants still touring with the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus walked into the ring one last time before going into retirement. >> we're not in a mournful state. we'll miss them as colleagues because they're the greatest colleagues to have. >> reporter: those elephants the subject of decades of protests from animal rights groups raising concerns about the use of bull hooks and quality of life in the circus. >> this is such a momentous day and it marks the beginning of the end to wild animal acts and circuses and traveling shows. >> reporter: other kinds of animals will remain part of the show. >> we have to keep up the pressure to ensure that wild animal acts are a thing of the past. >> reporter: but now karen, kelly ann. >> hi, kelly ann, very friendly. >> reporter: and the rest of the pachyderms will join the circus's other 29 retired elephants at this 200 acre
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ringling center for elephant conservation in florida trading play and pageantry for rest and relaxation. >> they're going to wake up, they're going to have exercise, snack a lot i'm sure. >> reporter: marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> we got to spend time with elephants in sri lanka. it's really amazing. they make eye contact with you. like they know what's going on. >> they stare you down. >> a little bit. >> did you feel threatened by them? >> no, but i didn't want to mess with them either. >> they're absolutely beautiful animals. i have seen them on safaris in south africa. to see them out in the wild and to see them here at the circus. >> people don't often understand what's going on in the handling. and how they're trained and so on. there's a lot that goes into it. a lot of rumors and myths on both sides of the equation. >> it was quite a scene seeing them walk through the streets of new york. >> our resident elephant is coming in for a minute. coming up in our next half hour, the new generation of
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billboards that are spying on you. the aggressive advertising tactic that has companies tracking consumers through their own cell phones but is it a violation of privacy? first, raising the stakes for that big day. why so many brides to be are flocking to bridal boot camps. plus, kendis and i will see if we can cut it. you're watching "world news now.." >> we can't. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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of brides that are flocking gyms across the country trying to slim down for the big day. and gearing up for her own big walk down the aisle, ta-da. >> nikki battiste. you don't need to gear up. you're ready. >> it's so true. as soon as they put a ring on it, we hit the gym. it's not just brides. at least half of the wedding party starts to amp up their exercise, too. that's when i discovered this bride is not suffering alone. >> focussing on the flat core. >> reporter: it's time to start slimming down for the gown. this is molly winters' bridal boot camp. she whips brides and bridesmaids into serious shape. these lovely ladies are my bridesmaids. and molly will get to torturing them in just a minute. >> my fiance better be grateful. here at nimble fitness, she's putting me through this wedding dress workout. >> i always say, let's look at a picture of your dress. if they've been to a fitting, we look at pictures from their
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fitting so i can see how the dress fits them. >> reporter: she customizes exercise based on a bride's dress style. >> of all the brides you've worked with, what's the most common problem area? >> probably everyone is concerned about their arms and core. >> leaning over the front leg we're balancing and pulling both arms up. >> reporter: key to her training is variety and consistency and a careful diet. >> my problem areas are my belly button, hips and thighs. >> high intensity cardio training. >> we're going to work on your core and not lifting a ton of weight. >> that means heart pumping exercise along with moves to tone my tush, lean up my legs and crush my core. beauty is pain. >> nice. beauty is pain. >> reporter: i need some relief. what's it time for? bridesmaids. whoo. those are my bridesmaids. it's time for bridesmaids boot
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camp. you get bridesmaids coming in rolling their eyes or are they excited to work out? >> excited. >> reporter: this is my maid of honor. what did you have for lunch? >> ten piece chicken nuggets and i only ate half the fries. >> punish her! >> reporter: my gorgeous girls will be wearing a long spaghetti trap bridesmaids dress. molly is making them feel some pain. these military moves hit their arms and core. there are trx push-ups, super hero planks and ab blasting knee tucks. >> we're hitting every part of the body right now. >> reporter: all in the name of sweating for the wedding. on a scale of 1 to 10, how did my beautiful bridesmaids do? >> they're a 15. >> whoo. >> that was pretty good. >> can't beat that. it's time for the real fun. i want to show you some moves molly showed me for the bride on the go. >> are you ready for bridal boot camp? >> i'm not going to be a bride anytime soon. >> i want to say, this is for grooms, too. the fellas have to look good as well.
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>> you better sweat with us. >> we're going to do a little conditioning to start. start with split jumps. do 20. >> these are split jumps. >> get down. you want to feel it in your backside. >> does one of mine count. >> faster. >> does one of mine count as two of yours? >> come on. >> this is -- i can't do this. >> diane is crushing you. we're going to go into burpees. only going to do five at a time. >> who hates burpees. >> you're not supposed to like it. >> they say no quitting till the final fitting. >> who said that? certainly not richard simmons. >> brides and grooms. molly winters said it. >> how many are we doing? >> two more. come on. thanks for the motivation, jack. we appreciate it. >> can't we just give an example and send it to the web site. why do we have to do it for real. >> just put it on. >> jumping jacks. >> okay. >> jumping jacks. how many are we doing? >> you do these 30 seconds each. >> that's great. okay. >> and what's the point of this
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routine? >> to fat loss. >> ready? >> we'll only do 20. keep your butt down. mountain climbers. >> the best thing i've heard all day is our producer matt in my ear saying we're running out of time. >> all right. so feel it? >> yeah. >> this is the slimdown. >> yeah, i feel it. >> then we're going to do stuff for the derriere. >> wait, there's more? >> knee down. you pump. do you feel the inner thigh? >> i don't know that it's inner thigh i feel. the most important part for the ladies, derriere. >> that's great. >> you guys look great. >> okay. >> we're out of time. >> that's too bad. >> no, army pushups. let's go. army pushups, let's go. >> nikki battiste, thank you so much. also, special thanks to molly winter fitness. >> hell no. >> kendis is supposed to tell you we'll be right back but he ran away.
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♪ time now for "the mix." and you ever wonder what your car is thinking? >> no, i've never wondered that at all, no. >> that's because you don't have a cat. >> no. >> for people who do have cats, they probably wonder that quite a bit. i feel like cats always look like they're judging you. now you might have a way to find out. these new ads for temptation cat treats debut the cater box. it supposedly uses wi-fi and bluetooth to process your cat sounds and basically translate them into human voice. best part is, you know how you can program your gps on your smartphone when it talks back to you to have whatever accent you want? apparently this works the same way. you can decide if your cat is british or american. is your cat female or male. >> knowing how irritable some
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cats can be. >> let's see what this one's thinking. > hello. >> i wasn't going to guess that. nor would i have paired him with that voice. >> not at all. >> the device is a prototype at this stage. i know you were excited to get it. it's not available yet. >> that's too bad. one can dream. >> just have to keep decoding your own meows. >> i'll get a cat and learn how. >> precisely. would you ever eat this? the pizza box. >> no, i'll eat what's inside it. >> there's nothing. but they ate it all on the weekend. but the box, apparently leave it to brooklyn in williamsburg, they've developed this pizzaria there. they've developed a pizza box that you can eat. it's not actually made out of cardboard or anything like that, but the pizzeria owner inspired to make the creation when he thought how many boxes end up in the trash every day. it is 100% biodegradeable and
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100% delicious they say. >> they deliver it in the crust? that seems -- >> they haven't figured out how to deliver it and make it biodegradable yet. >> you don't need a box if you eat it in the restaurant, do you? >> true. >> we're going to have to flesh this one out more i think. >> these math problems. it's summertime. love ice cream. love you know, ice pops all those frozen treat. this little girl discovered the hard way you need to eat them slowly. she is eating a slushy for the first time. >> cold? >> poor little thing. i think her parents were worried for a few seconds and realized she was just cold and experiencing brain freeze for the first time. at the end of all of it, they had a good laugh. >> oh, i thought we were going to hear a little bit more. but that's it. >> apparently. >> trying to figure out how to munch on this one. >> and parents teach kids sign language. this means more. apparently this means cold i just learned. that's what she was trying to tell them. i'm cold.
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this morning on "world news now," starting another week with severe weather across the country. heavy rains causing deadly floods in the south as reports of tornadoes in the midwest pop up overnight. the accuweather forecast coming up. campaign front-runners are fighting on two fronts. hillary clinton is responding to donald trump overnight saying love trumps hate. hear how they're battling it out while facing new pressure from their party rivals. new this half hour, bicycle backup. >> riders pile up as the race comes to a violent halt. see why a motorcycle caused this chain reaction. radio silence from radiohead. why one of the biggest bands in the world has simply vanished from the internet and furthermore, how does that actually happen? we're going to try to put
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everything in its place on this monday, may 2nd. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, everybody. >> did you try to logon to radiohead's facebook page. >> i tried to follow on to their twitter account. they're followed by 1.6 million people. >> not a single post. >> not a tweet, not the peep, not a tweet, not a poke, not a nothing. we'll try to figure out how that happens. >> pr scheme in there i think. we'll get to the bottom of it. >> i didn't know they were still around, they were still a thing. apparently they're not online. >> they're back. >> we're going to get to that. but first we'll get to our lead story which is really an important thing that's taking place right now at this hour. the severe weather in much of the country. strong storms moving through central indiana. this is last night. bringing heavy rains, wind and hail. >> the system spawned two possible tornadoes. but no major damage has been reported so far. the tornado warnings have now been cancelled.
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there is still a chance of severe thunderstorms. overnight thunderstorms along the western gulf coast made more flooding likely. some areas have gotten 10 inches of rain in just 24 hours and the water keeps coming in too fast for anyone to handle. in texas though, that meant tragedy. abc's lauren lyster has that story. >> reporter: louisiana under water after torrential rains and flash floods. >> that's crazy, thank you lord that i got off of this. >> reporter: in texas, this driver escaping just moments before the road split apart and crumbled. >> we have a possible missing family. >> reporter: all that rain turning deadly when a wall of water rushed into the town of palestine friday overnight. lenda asberry desperately tried get her four great-grandchildren, all under 10, out of the house. >> a tide of water came through and it was too much pressure. for her with all those kids. >> reporter: all five drowned.
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their neighbors unable to reach them in time. >> lord jesus, just please, i just don't know what you're doing to me. you took my four babies from me lord god, and i don't know what to do now. >> reporter: texas slammed over the weekend. six tornadoes touching down in the state since friday. two ef-2 twisters in the town of lindale. take a look at this window, that's where the front door used to be. the tornado literally picking this house up and moving it 12 feet. hiding inside, the reeves family could feel their house lift off its foundation. they showed us what's left. >> are you sad? >> no, mommy's not sad because you're okay. >> reporter: a tough trip home for 2-year-old anne marie. and what now? >> well, i just say we pick up the pieces and rebuild. you know, we have our family. that's what makes a home. >> reporter: lots more cleanup ahead. this looks like it could be a floor. it's actually the cinder block wall of this store. ripped out of the ground by the 115-mile-per-hour winds. the good news, we can look
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forward to a much drier week ahead. lauren lyster, abc news. >> some incredible images and stories coming out of the storms. >> heart breaking. absolutely heart breaking. >> as for the drier weather she was referring to, we get answers when it will arrive. >> accuweather's paul williams has the details for us. good morning, paul. >> good morning to you, as well, diane, kendis. we're expecting for it to stay stormy in the south and soggy as well. heavy rain along the coastal region. once again, adding insult to injury throughout the houston area, dealing with flooding, elevated river levels along the mississippi, louisiana, mississippi, alabama right into the carolinas. over towards the east or further east, more in the way of scattered showers for georgia. and carolinas. down in florida a few storms. it's actually going to feel like 100 degrees there on top of the rain. >> all right, paul, thank you. turning now to the race for the white house, the crucial indiana primary is just a day away. bernie sanders says the democrats are heading for a contested convention. he held a news conference to announce that hillary clinton
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cannot win with just pledged delegates and sanders is calling on her super delegates to support him instead. on the campaign trail, clinton remains focussed on trump. >> we cannot let barack obama's legacy fall into donald trump's hands. >> reporter: clinton has 91% of the delegates she needs to clinch the nomination. sanders is upset she's winning superdelegates in states where he actually won the primary. on the republican side, donald trump is mocking his rivals who are also hoping for a contested convention, saying they're hanging on by their fingertips. indiana could be make or break for ted cruz who is trailing trump in the latest poll by 15 points in the hoosier state. trump is calling on his party to unite behind his candidacy but predicting a victory whether they cooperate or not. >> i don't think it matters but it would be nice to have the
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republican party come together. >> cruz is not ready to surrender to the delegate math. instead he's pointing out two endorsements one from indiana governor mike pence and another from former california governor pete wilson. over night, may day demonstrations in seattle turned violent. police used pepper spray to disperse anti-capitalist protesters who threw molotov cocktails, bricks, rocks. five officers were injured, nine people arrested. demonstrations in portland, los angeles, san francisco and oakland were mostly peaceful. may day is held worldwide on the 1st of the month in support of workers' rights. the ntsb is investigating a las vegas area plane crash which killed an instructor, pilot and a student passenger. the aircraft went down saturday in a dry lake bed in a rural area of clark county. plane belonged to a company called vegas extreme adventures known as sky combat ace offering customers a chance what it's like to be a fighter pilot.
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a long legal journey is getting under way for prince's family, less than two weeks after his sudden death. they're heading to court in minnesota today as they try to sort out what will happen to his $300 million estate. it will likely be divided among his sister and five half siblings. but several people have already come forward claiming to be his secret children. meanwhile, prince's personal chef says in the past month or two, the singer frequently had a sore throat or upset stomach and wanted meals easier to digest. well, puerto rico has a huge bill due today that it can't pay. territory will default on a $422 million bond payment. weekend negotiations on deferring the payment were unsuccessful. in a speech sunday, the governor said providing essential services to residents was more important. congress has so far been unable to pass a debt restructuring bill for that island. look at this, this is a carnival ship making history. the first american cruise line
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to leave an american port bound for cuba in 50 years. the 600 plus passengers are expected to arrive in havana this morning and will return to the port of miami in seven days. the cruise comes after cuba loosened its policy banning cuban born people from arriving to that country by sea. it looks like it will be an active wild fire season for some parts of the country. the national interagency fire center says this year, the southwest, california, alaska, and hawaii are at particularly high risk. however, the wildfire threat is normal or below normal for a lot of texas, the south and the southern midwest. last year we saw a record number of square miles burnt. president obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library. the white house says the first lady joined him at sunday's meeting in washington with staff of the barack obama foundation. there are seven architectural firms chosen as finalists. the foundation plans to build a
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library in one of two parks on chicago's southside. completion is expected in 2020 or 2021. all right. so the president's oldest daughter will soon be off to college -- not really soon. >> not really soon. >> kind of soon. >> graduating around the same time the presidential library is opening up in '21. they announced malia will enroll in harvard in the fall of 2017. that means she's taking a gap year after graduating high school next month. it's a move that harvard encourages but there's no word on how malia plans to spend that time. malia visited princeton, her mother's alma mater and columbia her dad's alma mater but it looks like harvard was the diplomatic choice because remember that's where both her parents earned their law degrees. she went switzerland on that one. >> she went right down the middle on that. >> i don't want to hear it from
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you or you. >> you got to come do columbia. >> i'm just going to harvard. >> what do you do for a year? i didn't know about this whole concept of a gap year. >> in most other countries kids take gap year for the year before they enter college and travel to other countries. they'll volunteer. >> i thought it was referring to your year in retail selling. >> no, they'll go to another country maybe and teach english somewhere. >> go find yourself. >> you learn to speak a language. you find yourself. you mature a little bit hopefully. >> okay. cool. >> got to get a new microwave, too. >> i'm not sure how that works. >> i don't know. >> maybe that's one of the things that comes with it. >> random. >> she's also apparently into film making. >> so she might do an internship. >> might be looking to do an internship on that. well, coming up, how big billboards are becoming big brother. >> the hi-tech advertisements that can spy on you. we'll tell you what they're looking for and how to keep them from invading your privacy. ghost busted. why one of the most anticipated summer blockbusters is getting so much hate online. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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look at this frightening pile-up. look at this frightening pile-up. oh, at a race here in new york. seconds after it started, the pace motorcycle, well it broke down. that caused a nasty chain reaction. this is in brooklyn. cyclists were unable to swerve out of the way slamming into each other falling off their bikes. yeah, at least seven people were injured. >> surprised only seven. >> that's a rough start. kind of shocked by that, as well. wow. another potential hazard of the highways it has nothing to do with vehicles or bikes on
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that matter on the roads, but what's happening high above. >> advertisers could be tapping right into your cell phone without you knowing about it through their billboards. so is this good business or is it an invasion of privacy? here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: concerns over whether some of the billboards you pass every day are spying on you. new york senator chuck schumer sounding the alarm. >> your every move could be tracked, recorded, and stored. >> reporter: the concern, certain billboard companies using cell phone data to target consumers. billboard giant clear channel explaining on its website how its program works. >> radar measures consumers' real world travel patterns and behaviors as they move through their day. >> reporter: all of that data to figure out what to advertise and where. >> i think it's a bit intrusive. >> reporter: schumer now calling for a federal investigation. >> here's the bottom line. a personal cell phone should be just that. personal. it shouldn't be a james bond-like tracking device for a corporation. >> reporter: clear channel
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telling abc news, the data they get comes from a third party. like your cell phone provider, and that all data is anonymous. some experts likening it to clicking on an item online, and having its advertisement follow you as you browse. >> whether it's via your browser, your mobile browser, a billboard, we are all being tracked in some way, shape or form. >> reporter: there is a way to at least limit the data shared from your mobile device. it just takes one click in your privacy settings. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> marci, thank you. when we come back, people trying to take a look at radiohead, their facebook feed, their website, their twitter feed, might be disappointed. >> it's not there. >> maybe not. and the most disliked movie trailer in the history of youtube. which one is it, "batman vs. superman"? we'll tell you. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ll you. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny, so skinny okay. we're going to start "the skinny" now with radiohead. radio silence from the big group. >> it's a mystery. the british rock band kind of known for unusual unveilings of their new music has essentially wiped itself off the internet and all of social media. a visit to reveals only a blank page and the band's
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6-year-old twitter feed is also now completely empty. on facebook, nearly 12 million users has now liked the page that now has nothing on it. >> the band according to its management company is set to release its ninth album in june. it sent out postcards, how retro. >> old school. >> to do some fans in the mail with this cryptic message, sing the song of sixpence that goes burn the witch. >> the creepier part the bottom of the card also says we know where you live. it really does. >> does it? >> yes. >> that is creepy. >> whatever that's supposed to mean. >> they even sent an e-mail out from their aol account to complete the throwback. >> did it come through a modem? >> exactly. next to something getting a little too much publicity on the internet. the new "ghostbusters" trailer. >> we're talking about negative publicity. the first female for the "ghostbusters" starring melissa mccarthy, kristin wiig, kate mckinnen as well as leslie jones
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has now been disliked so many times it's now the most disliked movie trailer in youtube history. >> let's go. >> let's go. >> oh, did you want to. >> i'll let you. >> next time. >> that trailer now has 30 million views. it currently has more than half a million dislikes on youtube. putting that into perspective, the ridiculous six trailer which scored a zero on rotten tomatoes has only 5800 dislikes. "ghostbusters" hits theaters on july 15th. we have a followup movie related to the story we've been following. "mother's day" which on friday jack mentioned had a 7% rating on rotten tomatoes the update? >> the update was it's up to 8%. it's improving. > it has improved. >> making progress. >> so there is good news for "ghostbusters." >> there's hope. 30 million watched it at all.
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that's got to be. >> that is impressive. >> that's something, right. >> getting high marks. in the meantime is the cast of school of rock. >> the new broadway musical is the stage version of the 2003 film where a wannabe rocker enlists fifth graders to form a rock group and conquer the battle of the bands, but they got a surprise visitor yesterday. >> jack black the star of the movie attended a matinee with his son and went backstage to high five the cast. >> the school of rock musical tweeted out worlds are colliding and minds being blown today. #teacher's pet. i wanted to see that show. sold out though. >> is it? maybe you'll have better luck with "hamilton." finally to some of the sweetest photos you'll see today. >> yes. we're talking about straight across the pond on the event of her first birthday. britain's princess charlotte. kensington palace just released
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>> the last time i was this high, i was trying to decide on my major. >> reporter: the 2016 field was target number one. >> feel the bern. feel the bern. it's a good slogan. hillary's slogan has not had the same effect. let's see this. [laughter] they say donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world. miss sweden, miss argentina, miss azerbaijan. >> reporter: trump not there to hear it, but his sons made it. >> don't worry. there's always payback. >> next year we'll be doing it to somebody else. >> funniest president of all time? >> my understanding abraham lincoln was pretty funny but i never saw him perform. >> reporter: amid the laughs a serious note on a historic presidency.
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>> when i was a kid, i lived in a country where people couldn't accept a black quarterback. and now, to live in your time, mr. president, when a black man can lead the entire free world. >> and the president gets the final word. >> obama out. nick watt, abc news, washington, d.c. >> there were so many -- >> drop the mike. >> deservedly so. there were so many celebrities there that night. abc had a preparty at the hilton. >> and a few of them got some shoutouts, right? >> kerry washington was there looking beautiful as well as shonda rhimes, a woman who owns an entire night on the network. >> did they come up to you and say oh, my god, you're kendis gibson? i watch you all the time. >> they were so starstruck, it was embarrassing for them. >> gave them an autograph. >> yeah. it was a fun weekend in d.c. >> seemed like it.
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next year. >> next year.
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america this morning. making news in america this morning, frightening weather across the middle of the country overnight. lightning and hail while across the southeast too much rain in too short of a time having deadly consequences. on the campaign trail, the front-runners are looking for big wins in the hoosier state. but their rivals are pledging to fight on no matter what. we're live in washington. a surprise visitor in an apartment. firefighters realizing there's no training for this type of emergency. and we'll bet anheuser-busch didn't have this six-pack in mind when talking about beechwood aging. it's the catch of the day just reeled in by a couple of guys in wisconsin.


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