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making news in america this morning. >> the deepening controversy over facebook's stock and how it went on sale. new questions this morning about whether insiders had more information than the public. mitt romney, the republican presidential nomination is coming into sight. he's just dozens of delegates away from becoming the official gop standard-bearer. a body bomb scare onboard a u.s. jetliner. we'll talk to passengers who watched the scary episode unfold. and the "dancing with the stars" winner is -- we're not going to tell you yet. but we'll tell you that the competition came down to the nfl star and the opera singer. results are coming up.
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and good morning, everyone. i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. >> i'm john muller. rob is off. we begin with the facebook fallout. investment bank, morgan stanley, is facing increased scrutiny, over its handling of last week's ipo. >> concern is growing that the big dance gave clients the upper hand, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves. abc's tahman bradley joins us with details. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, diana and john. investigators want to know if investors were left in the dark, while big, wealthy investors were warned off. as if the pain from the plunging facebook stock wasn't enough, now questions about the fairness of the company's highly-publicized initial public stock offering. >> let's do this. >> reporter: as the company was going public, regulators want to know if big banks gave investors special treatment. >> we need to look at specifically, with respect to facebook. >> reporter: one issue, as first
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reported by reuters, may be that three banks determined before facebook's stock went public, that the company's earnings were likely to be lower than expected. and reportedly only shared that information with insiders, not with the public. >> it was this hype that was created. they were going to move the price up. so, they go to the insiders to say, if we move the price up, you can sell more stock. they took complete advantage of that, the insiders. >> reporter: the massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth has subpoenaed one of the banks, morgan stanley, in relation to certain information that may have been given to the company's big investors. in a statement, morgan stanley says its actions were, quote, in compliance with all regulations. an investor has sued nasdaq over its handles of facebook shares. nasdaq admits to mistakes, which led to trading disruptions during last friday's ipo. >> clearly, we had mistakes within the facebook listing. we still want to highlight the fact it was the largest ipo ever. >> reporter: with facebook
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stocks tumbling, it's the little guy, like this college student taking a hit. >> i ended uh up selling my shares at an 11% loss. >> reporter: facebook fell 8.9% yesterday. that cost mark zuckerberg another $1.5 billion. >> staggering numbers. tahman bradley in washington. thank you. to mitt romney's latest primary wins. the gop hopeful easily won two primaries last night, picking up 42 delegates in kentucky and 31 in arkansas. he needs a few more delegates to claim the republican nomination. those are expected to come next week, when voters in texas take to the polls. same-sex marriage has been a campaign issue so far. and now, our new poll shows there could be a reversal in public opinion. our poll shows more people support gay marriage than oppose it. and that's a first. 53% say it should be legal. and 39% o suppose that.
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and 51% say they support president obama's stand on same-sex marriage while 41% oppose the president's view. there's new information in the prostitution scandal. four agents are fighting their dismissal. they're claiming they're being scapegoats for behavior that had long been tolerated. he will tell a senate committee, despite the agents' misconduct in colombia, there was no breach in security. alarming moments onboard a u.s. airways jet flying from paris to charlotte. a woman onboard passed a note to a flight attendant saying she had a surgically-implanted device. fighter jets accompanied the jen to bangor, maine. most passengers had no idea the potential danger they faced. >> we see the security guys getting on. we figured it was maybe a sick passenger, something like that. when they started filing in, we
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knew something was up. >> i looked back. and i clearly saw that she was ushered out of the back of the plane, with her hands behind her. either in cuffs or tied or something like that. it happened so fast, it was over before it began for us. >> the woman was examined by doctors for signs of an implant. and she was questioned thoroughly by investigators who later released here. the people of joplin, missouri, moving forward, one year after the monster twister ripped their city to shreds. they marked the anniversary with a moment silence at 5:41 p.m., the exact time the tornado hit. more than 5,000 people took part in a 4-mile march, through some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods. but the real focus was on the future. >> there's a real energy here. and people are excited about what rebuilding can mean. the resiliency, the compassion, the understanding. the excitement and energy for the future.
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and the cooperative spirit. >> you know what? the fact that you're still alive, god's got something for you to do. he's got something for all of us to do. and i truly believe that. >> inspiring, indeed. the tornado killed 161 people, injured hundreds more. caused nearly $3 billion in damage. the recovery effort was evident yesterday, as joplin broke ground on a new school. and a kansas couple, getting married last weekend, had to contend with the ultimate party crashers. >> a pair of twisters touched down in harper county, not far from where they were saying their vows. since their both veterans of tornado alley, they didn't panic and went on with the ceremony. and made sure the crashers made it into the wedding videos and the wedding pictures. >> that's a memorable wedding. time, now, for today's weather. showers and thunderstorms from the northeast, down to georgia. more heavy rain in south florida. thunderstorms from new orleans, to jackson, mississippi. hail and gusty winds from kansas
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to minnesota. and showers in the northern rockies and pacific northwest. >> a wet 58 in seattle. and 61 in salt lake city. phoenix hits 102. and albuquerque, 94. 80s from minneapolis down to kansas city. 70 in boston. and 82 in atlanta. all right. just so you know, packers receiver donald driver, joins emmitt smith and hines ward as the proud owner of the "dancing with the stars" mirrorball trophy. >> he was so excited. driver and katherine jenkins would have taken the top spot in last night's finale. we'll have how it all went down later in the half hour. sales for what's being called mommy porn. and positive news when it comes to making our car payment. your business news is next. plus, health concerns stemming from sleep apnea. in fact, they are the most serious so far.
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welcome back, everyone. well, it looks like we're doing better at paying our auto loans. late payments in the first quarter fell to their lowest level in more than a decade. that will make it easier to get an auto loan. many people are keeping up with car payments over mortgages and credit cards. ford is doing better. that allows ford to reclaim all of its assets, including its blue oval logo. the company had put up its headquarters, factories and other assets, including that
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logo, as collateral on loans. overseas markets were off, on a report that greece is making plans to abandon the euro currency. tokyo's nikkei average plunged 173 points today. hong kong's hang seng lost 267. in london, the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow slipped two points yesterday. the nasdaq index was off eight. move over iphone, the samsung galaxy is poised to become the fastest selling phone in history. there were 3 million preorders of the smartphone. that is more than double the sales of the iphone 4s. it goes on sale friday here. you can begin earning virtual cash in the virtual world. the farmville prepay credit cards gives credits for the game. am exsays signing up for the card is a game itself. and the steamy "50 shades"
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series of novels is whipping and dominating the book market. the trilogy that's been called mommy porn has sold more than 10 million copies of its various editions in less than six weeks. >> 900,000 copies were sold in a single day. making it one of the fastest-selling series of all-time. and i know you would never read anything like that. >> i got to get my hands on that. when we come back, former first lady, nancy reagan, is recovering this morning from a just-disclosed injury. and the kings of hockey's western conference. next up, the stanley cup finals. [ male announcer ] for two years in a row,
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dry spring. and this year's crop is expected to be better than last year's. for a look at morning road conditions. wet on i-95, from boston to the carolinas. flooding in south florida. rain drenching i-35, from the twin cities to des moines. wet on parts of i-5, 84 and 50 in the northern west and rockies. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in miami and minneapolis. a fire in downtown mexico city. high-rise forced hundreds of people to evacuate. dozens of office workers trapped by smoke. they ran to the roof, where helicopters rescue teams lifted them to safety. in medical news this morning, a surprising, new link to sleep apnea. nearly 30 million americans suffer from some form of apnea, or in gaps of breathing when they sleep. >> and for the first time, researchers say the disorder may be tied to cancer. details from dr. richard besser.
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>> reporter: this man is asleep and not breathing. it's been 59 seconds since his last breath. his body is desperate for air. finally, 1:08 later, he breathes. completely unaware of what was happening. it's classic, where throat muscles collapse in on themselves and seal the airway. we know apnea can lead to heart disease and stroke. that erratic breathing at night, raising your blood pressure. but surprising news. if you have sleep apnea, you may be five-times more likely to die of cancer of any kind of dr. javier neitos followed 1,500 people for 21 years. >> what was striking was the relationship seems to be strong. >> reporter: they suspect that the lack of oxygen makes your body grow more tiny blood vessels, which feed all of your cells, including any cancer cells. >> it is a serious problem that needs to be treated if you have it. and this is just one more reason to worry about it.
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>> reporter: and one more reason to take action. a lot of people with sleep apnea go undiagnosed. most snore. but not all. if you're not a snorer or you sleep alone and you don't know, look for the daytime symptoms. dry mouth, headaches or exhaustion. you're tired all day and you don't know why. if you have those symptoms, get them checked out. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. former first lady, nancy reagan, recovering from a fall that left her with some broken ribs. the reagan library announced last night she fell about six weeks ago in her los angeles home. the former first lady is 90 years old. now, to some sports. and the l.a. kings are heading to the stanley cup finals iffer the second time in franchise history. dustin penner scored in overtime to beat phoenix and secure the western conference title. the kings are undefeated in the playoffs on the road. some hoops highlights now. we get those from espn. >> welcome to your
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"sportscenter" update. i'm jorge andres. let's get to basketball. lebron james and the heat, taking on the pacers in game five. first quarter, james, doing what he do. elevating and throwing down the nasty jam. heat up seven. second quarter. dwyane wade fouled. but getting the jumper off the glass. heat up seven, after the made free throw. later in the second quarter, tyler hansbrough gets up. and he gets hit by haslem. take another look at this one. haslem hitting hansbrough right in the face. a scary moment for pacers fans. danny granger, rolling his anchor, coming down on the jumper as he lands on lebron james' foot. he would leave the game, to return. only to leave again. wade to the basket. the circus shot going in. still in the third, wade, the
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steal. 1 for 20. james, the dunk. heat go up 18. under a minute in the third. james, off the glass and the bucket. he had 30 points on the night. heat by 21. fourth quarter now, james in the paint. beats haslem for the jam. miami goes on to win this one, 115-83. to take a 3-2 series lead. don't forget that the nba playoffs live here on espn. it's tonight, the celtics and the sixers in game six. starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern time, with coverage on the kia nba countdown at 7:00. that's on espn, espn3 and the watch espn app. all right. up next, it's "the pulse." some new legal trouble for casey anthony. she could be back in a courtroom really soon. a zebra and a parrot walk into a bar. no, seriously, they do. "the pulse" is next. i love cash back.
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nanny named se nita gonzalez. it was a lie. >> she she is suing her for defamation. a unique list of historic recordings being published today. it's congress' national recording registry. >> among the recordings that will be preserved, as historic treasures -- ♪ when doves cry >> there it is. prince's record from the 1984 movie "purple red." >> also, "a charlie brown christmas." what happens when a guy walks into a bar with a zebra and a parrot. he gets turned away, of course. zebras and parrots don't belong in bars. >> driving out of the parking lot with the zebra and the parrot on his front seat, he was pulled off by police.
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it turns out hiss blood alcohol level was 0.14, over iowa's 0.8 legal limit. and he was arrested. >> hard to know where to start with that story. first of all, you don't drive under any circumstances. and you particularly don't want to call attention to yourself when you have a zebra and a parrot in your car. >> it's great that his girlfriend or his wife say they ride around with them all the time. they like the ride. they like going out for fresh air. why do you have a pet zebra. >> you can walk down the street with it. >> what happens when you were walking to the bar? you didn't get pulled over by police? >> exactly my point. >> i don't know how you're allowed to have animals in a zoo in your home. what was he doing in the car? >> that would be cool. with an eye patch. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be back with donald and peta, the
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esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. updating the top stories. morgan stanley is under fire over facebook's ipo. there's accusations that the bank shared a negative report about facebook with select investors while leaving the public in the dark. mitt romney edging closer to the republican presidential no, ma'am nation after primary wins in kentucky and arkansas last night. he'll likely make the nomination official next week. philadelphia police are looking into whether someone shot a flare in the sky at the airport. a crew was about to land when they reported seeing a flash. one of the runways was shut down. let's take a look at today's weather. showers and thunderstorms for much of the east coast and from mississippi to new orleans. stormy from minneapolis to sioux falls. showers in the northwest. and finally this morning, the winner of "dancing with the
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stars" season 14 was, anyone's guess up to the very last minute. >> and when they announced the name, it was pandemonium. here's abc's george pennacchio. >> donald and peta. >> reporter: football star, donald driver, scored the ultimate "dancing with the stars" victory. the mirrorball trophy. donald and his partner, peta murgatroyd won the season 14 championship on tuesday night. >> it's been a tremendous ride. had a great, great time. i'm just glad that i made her dreams come true. she has the mirrorball now. >> i came into this thinking, i'm going to go out again in the first week. and donald promised me that we weren't going to be out. and we've now won it. >> reporter: katherine jenkins and mark ballas who accumulated the highest judges' scores of the season, danced to a second-place finish. >> this whole experience is something i will look back on
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and i will cherish all my life. just because of the friends i've made. knowing mark. the whole thing. you can't put that into a trophy. >> fan favorite, william levy, feels victorious about his third place finish with partner, cheryl burke. >> the experience being here. sharing with the fans. we felt the love from them. and that's better than anything else in the world. >> reporter: are you the champ? >> yes. we're the champs. >> reporter: as it turns out, donald driver could not do this alone. do you feel you helped your father win this trophy? >> um, yes. like, in encouraging him. and telling him that he can do it. he can win. >> reporter: now, as you can see, the "dancing with the stars" stage is being dismantled and put away for another season. but it will be back in september for the "dancing with the stars" all-stars. in los angeles, george pennacchio, for abc news. and that is what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with usor


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