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on "world news now," double trouble, tropical storm debby is slamming the gulf coast. >> in colorado, the destruction from the worst wildfires ever. it's monday, june 25th. happy monday, everybody. hope you had a nice weekend. >> i did. manning the ship here at abc. >> somebody has got to do it. somebody has got to steer the ship. >> you seem nice and relaxed. >> i didn't want to come back. i am here. >> you are hap to be here. >> i'm still paula faris. >> i'm john muller in for rob
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nelson. and the drama in the sandusky family, surrounding the former penn state coach's wife after jerry sandusky was found guilty. >> also this morning a "world news now" follow-up. we have shown you how police in new mexico plant decoy cars to catch young thieves. now something surprised albuquerque police and you have got to see it for yourself. unbelievable. >> there is the tetz. later this half-hour, building a better jail house lock one that can stand up to the strongest, smartest inmates. check out who prison administrators turned to for help. >> hmm, bet they turned to, some inmates themselves. you think? >> got a hunch. >> first, tropical storm debby stalled in the gulf. >> take a look at the huge water spout off jupiter, florida, one of the ominous signs of the approaching storm and it has spun off a deadly tornado. debby is whipping up 60-mile-an-hour winds. this is this morning, 100 miles from the florida panhandle.
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from mobile to around sarasota, watches, warnings are posted. >> reporter: tropical storm d debby is royali iroiling the wa. >> just a big boom. >> reporter: wind whipped rain sent this tree crashing into a home. >> i'm glad none of my boys were in the front room for one thing, there is actual branches in the room. >> reporter: the ordeal wasn't over. another part of the tree just missed them. debby is moving slowly across the gulf over florida's panhandle. hurricane center puts her on a path south and west of new orleans where a coastal flood warning has been issued. on the beaches, folks are enjoying the weather while they can. >> we'll be leaving if it is coming soon. >> reporter: high tides are the danger. >> we have a foot and a half, or so, foot and a half high, higher than normal.
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>> reporter: out west, wildfires are thriving on the dry weather. >> firefighters are on this doing everything they possibly can to get this fire under control and contain it. mother nature simply has not cooperated. >> reporter: the latest jouft breaks near colorado springs where surging winds have pushed the waldo canyon fire across 150 acres threatening hundreds of homes. 130 miles north, evacuations were mandatory with structures already lost to the flames. evacuees were allowed him and forced to leave again. temperatures around 100 degrees are expected to prolong one of colorado's worst fire seasons in memory. >> 248 homes destroyed. she said, this is the worst fire, wildfire outbreak in a decade. >> just got to feel bad for these people who are waiting, praying, hoping that it doesn't move towards their homes. >> it's not for the lack of help. there is a lot of people on the ground, firefighters, and fire fighting fleet, just from across the country.
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let's take a look at what the wildfires and debby have in store. >> accu-weather meteorologist jim dickey has latest. >> spinning off the coast of florida. brought tremendous rainfall, as much as a foot fell in the tampa area. led to widespread flooding. rain going to fall in many spots. 4 to 8 additional inches just today. this is a slow-moving storm. making landfall late tonight early tomorrow morning. perhaps holding out until wednesday. that rain will continue to fall along the strong, gusty winds making landfall near the area. continue to track this storm, for the next 24 to 48 hours. widespread wildfires ongoing, the rockies, no help from mother nature. high pressure overhead. temperatures soar. keep it dry through the rest of the week. paula and john. back to you. >> thank you, jim. operators of the zoo in duluth,
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minnesota hope to reopen next week after that city's worst flood in history. hundreds of volunteers busy cleaning out the mud and debris left last week. about a dozen animals died when ten feet of water swept into the zoo. the flood causing millions of dollars in damage. two new york area airports had to be evacuated over the week end because of security scares. last night a terminal at la guardia was cleared out after a small electrical fire in an x ray machine at a security checkpoint. saturday, a terminal at kennedy airport was evacuate ford two hours after a metal detector malfunctioned at a security check point. to egypt where a brand new president-elect faces challenging questions. mohamed morsi declared the winner of egypt's first free presidential elections to the delight of supporters and he faces a struggle with power and the egypt military rulers there. last week they basically stripped the president's office of most of their major powers. all right, now to politics here at home. supreme court ruling could have a major impact on the
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presidential race. the justices could rule as early as the today whether president obama's health care reform is constitutional. at issue is whether americans could be forced to buy health insurance. awe thought decision should happen if not today some time by the end of the week. a new settlement means some of the victims of bernie madoff's ponzi scheme will get money back. clients of one hedge fund, will receive $405 million in a deal announced yesterday. the clients include chair aitable groups and new york residents. they will get more than 40% of their losses. but no more than $5 million each. jerry sandusky's lawyers have begun laying the ground work for an appeal in the case. what about sandusky's wife dottie who took the stand to defend her husband? here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: she stood by her man until he was dragged away in handcuffs, being convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. dottie sandusky shed no tears as the verdict was read, shaking her head at the jury.
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despite testimony from one victim that she should have heard him screaming as he was abused in her basement. >> this is not unusual at all. many people use denial as the a self defense mechanism because they can't bring themselves to face the fact that the person that they love may also be a monster and in this case, was in fact a monster. >> reporter: dottie sandusky's support of her husband never seemed to waver, taking the stand, defending her husband of 45 years, critical of the accusers saying she didn't know why the boys would lie. then she learned one of her own six adopted children, son matt, was ready to testify that he too was victimized. >> now she has to look at herself every day in the mirror anadmit that her own son, her own adopted son, was being victimized right under her nose and she did nothing about it. >> reporter: sandusky's attorneys have hinted at an appeal. even if they don't, this case is far from over. for penn state and dottie
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sandusky. >> i think criminally she is probably in the clear. civilly, though, people are going to be suing jerry sandusky. i would expect that family will walk away with almost no money. so as sandusky sits in a prison cell, dottie sandusky may find herself in another courtroom facing victim whose want compensation. and it's not just the sandusky family, penn state knows the victims will be suing it as well. in a preemptive move after the verdict the university said in a statement, quote, we hope to expeditiously and fairly compensate the victims." david kerley, abc news, washington. >> penn state university has a $1.8 billion endowment. >> they will need to dip into that for sure. >> it was interesting, the lawyers, this news is coming out they actually tried to quit this case because they didn't think they had enough time to go to trial. they felt like they would be rushed. they had seven months. this is interesting. where is jerry sandusky now? we know that, in, about three months his sentencing. but he is one of 272 inmates at
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a county correctional facility just off penn state's campus. he is a loud access to personal items. a prayer book, can get visits from family, friend attorneys. >> keeping a close eye on him. make sure he doesn't get near any other people in the prison population. >> or do anything to harm himself. >> police in albuquerque in shock after catching a suspect. they set up a car to catch a thief with cameras inside. never believe who took the bait. 11-year-old boy. breaks in. stealing a few items. the boy who can barely see over the steering wheel tried to take his friends for a joy ride, partners in crime. another 11-year-old and 10-year-old. >> once we saw there were other kids starting to get in the car it became an issue where we needed to stop this immediately. >> police say the kids will not face criminal charges. however they may be charged with delinquency and could mean some probation. >> so the 11-year-old driver can be heard, on the recording
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saying "i'm a good driver." >> isn't that from "rainman" i am a very good driver. >> others asked who thought you to drive? the kid said, nobody. >> just a very good driver. does bumpers cars at the park. >> let me tell you. i got into a couple accidents during my training. >> are you any better now? >> in the parking lot. >> crash faris. >> i was sick, had mono. >> this its fascinating. i want to hear more. >> alex trebek is recovering from a mild heart attack. 71-year-old alex trebek was admitted to cedar sinai medical center in los angeles saturday. alex trebek hosted "jeopardy!" for 28 years and is expected to fully recover and return to the show when production resumes next month. that is good to hear. >> the caught on camera marriage proposal of the weekend from syracuse, new york. >> that's where siri, the elephant, not our iphone, got into the act. carrying a sign, andrew was asking anna to marry him.
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when he did she said yes. afterwards anna said sheaf couldn't quite read the sign because she needs new glasses but understood what was going on when she saw andrew down on one knee. congratulations to them. that its an interesting way to go. the elephant. >> very interesting. >> not exactly romantic. creative maybe. >> maybe they're animal lovers. >> okay. >> or zookeepers. >> or, maybe it's just -- >> got a thing for pachyderms. >> there you go. coming up why administrators turned to prisoners themselves for advice. >> and the words and melodies made famous by adele. you're watching "world news now." ♪ rumor has it
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♪ everybody ♪ dancing to the jail house rock ♪ >> a prison right outside of atlanta that is daring its inmates to try to escape. guards there are betting the new high-tech locks are foolproof. >> 2,500 prisoners escape every year. abc's ron claiborne shows us the new lock maze has may have the combination. >> reporter: in the movies when inmates break out of prison they
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do it in hollywood fashion. they dig out, they blast their way out or they go soaring over the fence. in real life it all starts with this, the lock. and now one jail is offering inmates what they may want most, a chance to escape. >> any inmate that can defeat the locks -- >>fulton county jail is challenging prisoners to crack the locks. the point to test the locks. security has been a source of concern for the jail throughout its 23-year history. >> they just don't serve the purpose any more of security. >> reporter: so they have recruited some of their most eager to leave inmates including those of course who think they're not guilty. a sort of "oceans 11" team of
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the jail population. to see if they can get out. the need for improved security is very real. nationwide, around 2,500 inmates escape every year. in the case of fulton county jail there is no threat to the general public. the cells just lead to secured areas. it is an offer the guys can't resist. the reward, $20 and maybe, just maybe, a chance at redemption. rho ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> how much money they're asking to replace the locks at fulton county jail? >> no idea. >> $6 million. no lock and key. throw away the key. >> $20, motivation. >> listen they're not going anywhere. >> can you read me my rights, paula? >> see you guys, go ahead. have a good day. don't let me get in the way. >> have fun, guys. lock the door. >> lock the expensive locks. >> i'd lock myself in.
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>> coming up. a new york city music class has gone gaga for adele. >> some pint-sized singers with grown up sound. ♪ we are the only one
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♪ rumor has it she ain't got your love any more ♪ >> a new documentary, captures an internationally known singer's group, doing adele's version. >> those tiny voices performed at the oscars and keep doing it again and again and again. here is abc's david muir with their latest hit. >> reporter: she has a singular voice, adele sing at royal albert hall. ♪ you've avenue bebeen on my mi♪ >> reporter: her song one and only, so many have tried to capture adele's magic.
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the lit the voices that may have done it. ps 22. if you haven't heard of them. listen to this. ♪ you've been on my mind after the thunder every day ♪ >> reporter: it's been a little over a decade now. and the teacher has been inspiring his students. three quart herbs of ters eligie lunch, struggling at home. here's what he first told us a couple years ago. >> a lot of the kids may feel they're not succeeding in any other areas. then they go to this place where they can totally be themselves. ♪ i've been here before >> reporter: using music to give them a voice to give them something they know they're good at. ♪ ♪ and simply be mine
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>> reporter: this year's student chorus out to finish. another year. the lead singer sharing the spotlight, the little girl right there in the middle. more than 46 million views on their own youtube channel. and a new documentary out, reviewed at the tribeca film festival, the tale of the tiny stars and their voices. david muir, abc news, new york. >> how great are they? >> the power of music. you are a musician? >> little bit. play the guitar and sing a little bit. not like adele. >> the little voice of denise beskin, she was in a target commercial which promoted. >> really? >> a while ago, promoted, adele's album "21." she is 12. sang for millions of people
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nationwide. academy awards and grammys. she has something going on. >> i'll say for sure. >> coming up which cars the bird look to poop on most. >> that's a lead. we're going to show you.
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♪ >> okay. welcome to "the mix," everybody. that said, you probably heard of mayor michael bloomberg, the mayor here in new york. of course he wants to ban any beverages larger than 16 ounces. well he is very disappointed in the fact that the state legislature did not pass a law to basically install these cameras at traffic lights that would take pictures and then you get the fine. >> catch speeder. >> try to make money. he suggests on friday on a radio show that instead, they should public sme lead-footed drivers. he says on the radio show. put up names and pictures some
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place. shame them. we should look at because of albany making the decision in the state legislature is not going to let us do this stuff. and we have got to slow down. >> and said basically all under the guys of saving people's lives. but really about generating money. >> they did this in chicago. let me tell you. it was a money making thing. >> there you go. let's talk about this one. speaking of cars, stay with that. a new study reveals that bars like to poop on red cars the most. >> you can catch them. my dress! >> what color is your minivan? >> gray. >> you are off the hook. >> a study, required the number of emissions made on cars by bird in five cities. 1%, on red cars. 14% on blue. white only 7%. is that us? >> us. we should wash and wax the car. >> the study admits it is not very scientific. and where you park the car more than anything. >> you think?
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we love the dumb criminal stories. the dunkin dough nuts employee went to make a deposit. took the money to deposit from the chain. she stashed 55 grams of her own marijuana in the deposit bag. went back to get it. is there something i left there? is there something that i left there? like, you are not getting it back. we're going to arrest you. >> here's my deposit slip. 55 grams of marijuana. can i have it back, please? >> dumb criminal. sent to jail. released on $5,000 bond. crazy. >> look at this grille. i thought i was styling with my stainless steel steel grill. evidently not. 24 karat gold plated grill. costs $164,000. hand made by beefeater barbec barbecues. warming rack, roasting hood. would you think i was cool if i had that? >> just hoping that the food is
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out of this world. >> you better not be cooking your own.
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this morning on "world news now" -- tropical threat. evacuation orders are up this morning as tropical storm debby moves towards shore. >> the mounting damage already as debby churns in the gulf. it is monday, june 25th. happy monday, everybody. happy monday to you. good to have you back here, john. >> good to be back. >> surprise you'd showed up again. >> really? >> yeah. >> i actually love the show. it's fun. believe it or not. >> great fans. >> sleep is overrated. >> good morning monday morning, i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. we'll get to tropical storm debby.
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and history being made in egypt, a brand new president and victory being celebrated in the streets. >> mohamed morsi. correct. we are debating, morsi, morsi? it's morsi. something the police and paramedics don't see every day. a teenager with his arm stuck in a vending machine. >> oops. >> yeah, not only was this guy in deep trouble. he needed a dell cat ricate res. >> being caught red-handed. >> going for mountain dew. >> out of central casting. hat, skateboard. that was something. a creepy crime trend taking place from coast to coast. peopling toms using cell fonz to take dirty pictures of people in public. how you can protect yourself. we'll have that. >> really? >> i worked on the story. you will see. unbelievable. in the old days your father's peopling tom was some guy in the bushes at the window. now anybody with a cell phone. ton of people. got to be careful. >> feel violated. >> creepy. don't get it on any level. >> first, the killer storm, closing in on the gulf coast.
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tropical storm debby is inching along at a snail's pace, unloading drenching rain and powerful twisters blamed for at least one death. >> debby packing 60 mile an hour wind this morning. at a virtual stand still, 100 miles, south-southwest of the panhandle. our coverage begins now with abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: cars smashed. beaches eroded. cities inundated. tropical storm debby is already making a name for itself this weekend. >> our weather this weekend is still all about debby. >> tropical storm debby. >> the latest on tropical storm debby. >> reporter: sarasota, florida got a taste of the slow-moving mess in the gulf, a soaking of rain, flooded road after road made a sunday drive nearly impossible. and from the shore, that rough surf and dark skies, a sign of what's ahead. several tornados have already been reported in south florida. high winds, tossing trees. >> just a big boom.
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>> and move back! >> reporter: huge branches still crashing to the ground as cameras rolled on the clean-up. this weekend oil companies scrambled to get their workers off the rigs and platforms in the gulf suspending 8% of production. and in louisiana, where the memory of katrina is never far from mind, officials have already declared a state of emergency. the race is on to shore up the levees. the track of debby now going almost due north, slightly northea northeast. moving very slowly. it will not make landfall likely until late wednesday night into early thursday. and looks to stay a tropical storm. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> all right, now we'll check in with accu-weather, tropical storm debby towards shore. meteorologist jim dickey brings us the storm track. good morning, jim. >> tropical storm debby, a slow-moving storm. nearly stationary off the coast of florida here. this after producing torrential rainfall yesterday. the tampa area, over a foot of rain in some spots.
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that its leading to widespread very severe flooding here. and will only continue as we head through the day. we are expecting landfall tonight, early tomorrow morning, this storm, slowly northeastward. moves out to sea through midweek. paula and john. back to you. >> all right. >> looks like that fatality death, the toll, went up to two. they were searching for a swimmer off the coast of orange beach, alabama. called off the search. he apparently got caught in the dangerous surf, sunday. tried. he was 125 yards off the beach. >> and everybody wants to go to the beach to watch, an impressive show. please, don't go in. >> and a child was found sunday, in a home in florida, that child is being treated at the hospital. but evacuation shelters are open for residents. and, just be safe. >> absolutely. >> fry stay away from the water. >> let's talk about the monday forecast. severe storms on the east coast, hail, gusty wind. boston, new york, philly, d.c.
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rain rapid city to kansas city. showers in the northwest. scorching heat, denver to dallas. >> triple digits in phoenix. 80s in the middle of the country. 70s in the northeast. awe all right, high temperatures creating a dangerous threat in the west feeding a major wildfire near colorado springs that has already forced more than 11,000 people from their homes. the blaze erupted saturday and grew to more than 3 square miles yesterday. the fire is one of eight burning in colorado ahead of the fourth of july vacation. two new york area airports evacuated over the weekend. last night a terminal at la guardia was briefly emptied after a small electrical fire. on sunday, a terminal at kennedy airport was evacuated. later this morning emergency crews are expected to enter an unstable collapsed mall in northern ontario, canada. at least one person is feared dead.
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and more than 20 suffered minor injuries in saturday's collapse. a section of the mall's, you are looking at, served as a parking area, crumbled down two floors into an area near the mall's food court leaving behind a 40 x 80-foot hole. a new era in egypt with challenging questions for the president-elect. mohamed morsi declared the winner of egypt's first free presidential election to the delight of supporters in cairo. morsi faces a struggle for power with egypt's military rulers. last week they basically stripped the president's office of most of its major powers. this morning could mark a turning point in the presidential race. the nation's highest court expected to rule as soon as today on the president's health care reform. >> one of several factors which could sway this very close race. with more we are joined by abc's rick klein in washington. hi, rick. >> reporter: in this remarkably steady presidential race, little things can matter a great deal. we are about to see some very big things in this campaign. the plunging gas prices for
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example that will probably benefit, president obama in his re-election effort. meanwhile waiting on the supreme court to hold down its much-anticipated ruling on the obama health care law, either vindicate or repudiate the signature initiative of president obama's term. we could see a situation, one candidate or the other begins to nose ahead. mitt romney tried to make a statement of his own this weekend. gathering top supporters and donors in utah. 700 in total. this was basically saying to the entire country, republicans are fired up and ready to go. one in particular a star, condi rice, former bush secretary of state, the message to all was the romney campaign are ready to flex muscle taking on president obama. rick klein, abc news, washington. >> condoleezza rice, john mccain, his fund-raising campaign, you consider. >> a machine. >> compared to obama's. he is outperforming obama. obama was a machine and record setting. >> thing of obama. mccain last time around.
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mccain's campaign was shoestringing it. he is going against somebody that may have more of a well oiled machine than the obama campaign. they said all kinds of records. >> what donors love, to be wined and dined. i was reading who ever is, overseeing all of the donors and fund-raising, their policy is to get back, romney's approximately see its to get back with all the donors and their"s, 24-hour policy. can you imagine. send any question. go back with them. real quick, both obama, and romney will be competing for this new number, a new ap poll came out. said that 25% of u.s. voters are persuadable. have not made up their mind. >> amazing. >> a lot. >> 25%. very interesting election. >> yes it will. hang on to your seat. >> better believe it. >> big settlement from the ponzi scheme of bernie madoff. clients of one hedge fund manager that invested with madoff will receive $405 million
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in a deal worked out by the new york attorney general. most are new york residents or charitable groups, will get 40% of their losses up to $5 million. >> teenager near san diego in trouble all because of emergency situation that was caused when he tried to steal a soda. check it out. 17-year-old reaching into the machine, tried to get a soda for free. think i did that once as a kid. his arm got stuck in the machine up to his shoulder. might have be, unfortunately, a took an hour to complete the operation. >> we ended up, initially thought if we could get some body that had a key that would be able to open the door and access the machine and do very little damage. but, nobody, nobody had the key. available to respond. so we ended up using forcible entry tools. >> medics checked him out. police took him into custody. faces charges of petty theft. a hunch he went do that again. >> admittedly, i have gone after a vending machine. after i paid. >> yes, i have done that.
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>> cheetoh's in the balance. >> my snickers. hoping nobody is looking. it's on the precipice. trying to get it to fall. i did not succeed in that. >> did you? >> never did. i'm still mad. >> so am i. hats off to runners in the green bay area who got out for great causes. the 23rd annual beer belly race. of course it was. because the it was in wisconsin. i love it. plenty of folks look like they're in decent shape. >> one inspirational participant, lost his leg to cancer, wanted to raise $1,900 for children's cancer charity. he wound up raising a lot more. >> good for him. all of the money raised by participants goes to four area charities. everyone seemed to enjoy taking part. good for them. >> where are the beer bellies? not so bad. >> it's wisconsin. doesn't mean they're just eating cheese and beer. >> cheese, beer and sausages. >> i love wisconsin so beautiful. >> i've avenue never been. i have to go. >> beautiful.
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skies are gorgeous. open sky. stars everywhere. >> on the to do list. coming up. electric cars are all the rage. are they worth the cost? >> a new generation of peopling toms using cell phones to make your privates public. you're watching "world news now." ♪ girls on film ♪ girls on film
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♪ girls on film >> i remember growing up, my parents were like close the drapes before you change. >> everywhere you go pretty much. >> this is an intrusive crime, talking about peopling toms who take advantage of women with the tiny cell phone cameras. >> the men are snapping pictures and video under dressing room doors, up skirts, aisles of stores, and some you will see mess with the wrong women. >> reporter: it is disturbing to even watch, an 18-year-old at a
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michigan target stalking the aisles looking for unsuspecting women. watch as he brazenly walks up, slips his cell phone under a skirt and captures the video. >> that's pretty disgusting. >> pretty creepy and disgusting. kro . >> reporter: creepy, diss gusting all too common. last week this man arrested using his cell phone to videotape in a restroom. this guy busted using his phone to snap pictures of a 12-year-old in a target dressing room in north carolina. last month another peopling tom, got more than he bargain ford when he slid a camera under the stall of a dressing room where this woman was trying things on. >> busted out of the dressing room door got in his face, started creaming at him. g -- started screaming at him. >> police charged him with voyeurism and dised ororderly conduct. then there is the more bizarre,
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last year a colorado man busted for using a camera hidden inside his shoe to videotape up women's skirts. at least ten different women vip late -- violated. the suspect getting two years in jail. >> not the best view. and very disgusting. >> reporter: the first peopling tom we showed you at the michigan target, a group of women shoppers who caught on chased him out of the store and called 911. he is now under arrest. >> probably chased him out and beat him with their handbags. >> chased him out. you know, criminals. doesn't really matter what they do. the one thing the experts say they respond to being embarrassed. so if it happens. just yell and scream and take out your phone and take a picture of them so you can show the cops. >> i love the ohio woman. the target store. >> let him have it. >> beat him up. >> grabbed his hand under the stall. got out and let him have it. >> go mama bear. that may me style if that happens. i always get freaked out in a restroom. >> for good reason.
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>> a flashback this morning. a new hot car hitting american highways and it's electric. >> not my minivan. >> you have a minivan really? >> i do. >> wow, faris family. >> this does 0 to 60 in six seconds. and can go 300 miles. >> factoring in the car cost and electric bill, is it worth it.
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jo john. >> it hit the road in style. the only luxury electric sedan available in the u.s. going 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds and also very practical. >> five adults plus two children in it. i can probably get 2, 3 cents a mile cost effective driving the vehicle. >> reporter: more than 10,000 ordered. with the first ten delivered this weekend. we decided to check it out at a new york show room where hundreds of people have already come in. i am 6'4", i feel like there is a lot of room in here. this could be like an suv. i kind of like it. >> for me, full charge under $8. gives me 300 miles. compared to gasoline or combustion, looking at six, seven times that out. >> reporter: the savings will offset the $279 your electricity bill will see every year. if that is not enough to sell the speed demon in your family this car can get up to 130 miles
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an hour. >> it is like a sports world. having the best of both worlds. you have a family. family in the car you. have to be responsible. when they're not there you can, you know. >> exactly. >> so you are probably wondering how much this car costs? well after a $7,500 tax credit, the price ranges from just under $50,000 to about $100,000, depending on the battery size and options you choose. but this car is so popular if you order one soon it will be delivered in about a year. >> good-looking car right? >> that's good news for them. they lost $1 billion selling this through the marketed to the likes of george clooney and hollywood. now they're hoping that peons like us can't afford it. >> luxury sports car, that one. >> yeah, they will actually start buying them. >> are you a good driver? >> pretty good driver. actually. >> oh, there you go. come on.
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>> wake up. >> hey, insomniacs, you are watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ ♪ >> probably a good time to ask for a raise. our mother company doing well. $66.7 million for opening weekend of "brave" domestically. $80.2 million worldwide. >> you saw the movie? >> twice. >> you saw it twice? >> twice. so nice i will see it thrice. >> now that you know the plot, fill us unwhat is it about? >> here is basically what it is
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about. the "reader's digest" version. an independent princess find out that her mother, the king and the queen, are going to bring in the suitors from the land and they're going to challenge one another and compete for the right to her hand in marriage. she wants to change her fate. she is very independent, loves archery, like the typical little independent girl. not a prin secess at all. the scene you are seeing now is the mother and father. king and queen, discussing her independence, she is not having of what her parents are laying out for her. in the future. so, she tries to change her fate. that's where it, it goes deep into the story. i don't want to give everything away. >> okay. we have some "world news now" team to get some reaction from their kids. here's what some of those kids had to say. >> i like when brave was a little girl and she was pretty. >> it is a very funny movie. and you should always listen to
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your mother. because you never know if she'll turn into a bear. you will have to see the movie to figure out what that means. >> and i like when he said "feast your eyes." and when -- um. >> how many stars do you give it? >> five. >> five stars? >> uh-huh. >> adorable kids. >> how cute. >> i love that josh, who is the son of one of our production associates, upstairs, liz, he had the hiccups throughout it. jessica is like always listen to your mother. or you will -- >> turn into a bear. >> see the to find out. reviews, l.a. times holding to a higher standard. it has much to recommend falls short of the standard pixar set. >> i thought visually in terms of pixar. thought it was scary at times. >> some scenes are intense. >> but 74% from rotten tomorrow may toet
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-- tomatoes. >> kids. >> fantastic. >> thank you for wat
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this morning on "world news now" -- dangerous debby, the tropical storm chaurng round the gulf sending downpours and tornados to shore. >> why the track could mean agony in florida and the gulf region. it's monday, june 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." okay, paula. >> yeah, i need to hydrate a little bit. >> okay. good morning, everybody. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris with a hydration problem. >> there you go. you are on your way to recovery. >> we will show you debby's damage and the forecast in just a moment. and the threat from mother nature, the wildfires in colorado and the dangerously dry conditions why firefighters and colorado's governor are taking no chances. there is eight wildfires,
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separate fires, burning in colorado. right now half of the nation's fire fighting force is actually descending upon colorado to try to get this out. >> also this morning -- out rage on the playground -- teachers and school staff who refuse to put sunscreen on children even when they're obviously burning up. why some parents are burning mad. >> very, very controversial there. later, what put alex trebek's health in jeopardy? and an update on his condition all coming up in "the skinny." >> all right, but first the deadly tropical storm, menacing the gulf coast from florida to louisiana. >> tropical storm debby has the yet to make landfall. it has spawned several tornados like this one captured on cell phone video near naples, florida. another twister hitting a home near tampa, killing a woman and injuring a child in that home. debby is now centered 100 miles from the florida panhandle with winds moving at 60 miles an hour. and tropical storm warnings posted from mississippi to north florida. abc's ginger zee begins our
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coverage. >> reporter: tropical storm debby has made her mark on florida and other parts of the gulf states, hasn't made landfall and won't until late wednesday into thursday. but look at this video. we are already beginning to see the rough surf. and people just watching those skies, hoping for the best. but expecting the worst. as debby makes its slow track to the north at 3 miles an hour. it is going to take its sweet time. now tornados, several, reported in florida. and inches, even a half a foot of rain around tampa just on sunday alone. >> i'm glad that none of my boys were in front room for one thing. because there is actual branches in that room. >> reporter: it was not just the rainfall but also the strong winds and some tornados that really started to knock down trees and get people anxious about debby. >> it was just raining, normal, steady rain. and then just -- just like flipping a switch on the wall. the wind just picked up and just all of the trees were turned sideways. and debris was flying through the air.
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>> reporter: at least 1.5 million people are now inside the tropical storm warning zone. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> all right. let's take a look and see who is in the danger zone from accu-weather. we'll get the latest. >> meteorologist jim dickey is tracking tropical storm debby's every move. good morning, jim. >> good morning, tropical storm debby, nearly stationary off the coast of florida produced torrential rainfall along western florida, tampa area, as many spots, a foot of rain. only the beginning. we will see strong, gusty wind through the day as well. waves, 8 to 15 feet. this storm very slow-moving. and expected to make landfall late tonight early tomorrow morning around the area. the main threat from the storm appears to be flooding. 4 to 8 additional inches of rainfall likely through the day today. paula, john, back to you. >> at least the folks have some time. actually to heed the warnings and prepare. but there are shelters set up. and so far, right now, two fatalities. >> that's right.
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let's take a look at the weather elsewhere. stormy along the east coast, with hail and dangerous winds, new england to d.c. as far south as the carolinas. light rain from south dakota into nebraska and kansas. showers from seattle to northern california. more record highs from texas to colorado. >> triple digits in phoenix and colorado springs. just 60s in the northwest. 80s from fargo to chicago. and baltimore. well storm debris in another corner of the country is still being cleaned up. hundreds of volunteers spent their weekend at a flood-damaged minnesota zoo. the worst flood in duluth history deluged the city's lake superior zoo last week. a dozen animals and barnyard exhibit, were killed. a polar bear and two harbor seals escaped. the zoo's director is grateful for all of the help. >> it's humbling. and it's -- it is almost unbelievable at first. even though you see it -- you still can't believe it. >> they're hoping to have the zoo open again by july 4th. a nice bit of irony there.
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>> yeah. all right. now to the wildfires that are raging out west. at least 250 homes have now been destroyed by a fire burning in the northern part of the state for two weeks. thousands of residents and tourists evacuated ahead of another fire. abc's david muir has details. >> reporter: look at the time-lapse of the orange blaze on the horizon showing one of the devastating fires in colorado where firefighters are now losing ground. less than half of this fire under control. it's right outside fort collins, colorado, and it has already destroyed at least 191 homes. that blaze now the largest and most expensive in colorado history. the newest fire is near colorado springs. and it shows the just how quickly these flames can spread. with conditions right now providing the perfect fuel. the fire in waldo canyon, started burning 24 hours ago and it swept across 2,000 acres, charring land and sending neighbors fleeing. thousands of homes have been evacuated, 11,000 people told to leave. one husband said it was minutes
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after he learned a voluntary evacuations when he was told that changed. >> ten minutes after that he comes back and says it's mandatory. i called my wife to come home from work. they let her go so she could talk us out of here. >> reporter: a team of 400 firefighters and emergency workers at the one fire. more on their way into colorado springs. with so many families now on their way out. >> what do we take? you know in case our house burns down? it's really hard. >> the situation is so volatile. what's most concerning about the waldo canyon fire, the homes at risk. david muir, abc news. i feel for the people. so much they have no control. hoping and praying at this point. >> now there is eight wildfires burning in colorado alone. 248 homes destroyed by far the most that have ever burned in the state's history. but it's the worst wildfire in a decade as well. as we mentioned earlier, half of the nation's fire fighting fleet is now, has now been delegated to battling these, all of these
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fires. eight fires in colorado to try to get them contained. they think there is 45% containment. >> my goodness. all right. lots of serious questions being asked why part of the shopping mall collapsed over the weekend in northern ontario, canada. one person is feared dead. more than 20 were injured in saturday's collapse. emergency crews have stayed out of the structure because it has been considered unstable and they're expected to enter this morning. and a section of the mall's roof crumbled. left behind a 40 x 80-foot hole there. >> as a new era begins, egypt's newly elected president is supposed to meet with the country's powerful military council today. mohamed morsi, the winner of egypt's first free presidential election to the delight of his backers in cairo. but it is unclear whether he will enter into a power sharing agreement with the military, which basically stripped the president's office of most of its power just last week. >> the supreme court could release two major rulings as early as today. justices expected to decides
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whether president obama's health care reform is constitutional and the court is considering whether arizona's immigration law is legal and requires police officers to verify a person's immigration status during routine stops. gay pride on display across the nation, hundreds of thousands of gays, lesbians and supporters marched. the crowds were exuberant in new york where parade goers were toasting the anniversary of the state's same-sex marriage law. singer cyndi lauper was the grand marshal, and the mayor, the police commissioner and the governor were also celebrating. >> that time of the day. our monday morning together. our favorite story of the day. >> it is an animal story only our own rob nelson could love. we'll make sure we tivo this and give it to him. for posterity. check out the little cub bear. >> cool. >> who seems hopelessly stranded in a garage. on a door support. >> and somewhat amazingly, completely without explanation, mama bear seems to open the door, holding it up with one
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paw. >> you are kidding me? >> the doors are so heavy. i tried this. ultimately the little one gets resourceful and uses a ladder to climb to safety. >> somebody is filming this. in the garage. saying what in the world is going on? >> who are these people. i hope they're behind something. have you ever tried to lift a garage door, when the power goes out? i tried to get out to my garage and open it. i have 3 inches off the ground. it must be hundreds of pounds. the mom is doing it with one arm. >> one arm. great video there. that is the love and strength of a mama. your kid is in trouble. super strength. >> would you get out already? come on now. quit carrying on. >> quit monkeying around. coming up -- new york's notorious soup nazi gets in legal hot water. >> why parents are burning mad over school policies that involve their kids and sunscreen. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i'm going to soak up the sun ♪ going to tell everyone
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♪ i am going to soak up the >> soak up a whole lot of sun. >> little too much, right. >> this summer kids are extremely susceptible to getting sun burns. two girls on a recent school field trip were so severely sun burned afterwards that the mother rushed them to the hospital. >> surprisingly taking sunscreen to school is illegal in most states. abc's tanya rivero explains. >> reporter: severely sun burned at school, 11-year-old violet and 9-year-old zoe came home from five hours in the blazing sun at field day, so burned their mother rushed them to the hospital. jesse mishner says teachers are allowed to apply sunscreen on
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themselves but kids are forbidden they aren't allowed to bring it to school. >> they couldn't even reapply without a doctor's note. they couldn't carry that in their backpacks. and they couldn't do something as simple as wear a hat, hats are not allowed at school. >> reporter: this tacoma school district is not alone. in banning sunscreen. because the fda regulates sunscreen as an over the counter drug, many states don't allow it without a doctor's note. >> because so many additives in lotions and sunscreens cause allergic reaction in children we have to really monitor that. >> reporter: it is a policy that baffles doctors. >> it's not like a peanut allergy or something where there is going to be respiratory problems. >> reporter: and seems to contradict federal recommendation s that teachers promote sunscreen use in school. >> i can't see any justification for any school to tell a child they're not allowed to apply sunscreen to protect themselves from the harmful uv rays that we know can cause skin cancer. there is no reason for it. >> reporter: with summer camp season here, parents need to
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check the sunscreen policy at each individual camp as it does vary considerably. doctors recommend that kids apply an spf 30, full spectrum sunscreen every two to three hours in the sun. tanya rivero, abc news, new york. >> let's talk about our facebook question of the day. that's it. should state and local governments reconsider the bans on sunscreens in schools? go to and let us know what you think. >> i had honestly no idea that those rules were in place. >> some of the bans go too far. what happened to common sense, right? >> specially in this situation. the girls had a condition that they were born with which is accelerated their skin is accelerated when they're in the skin. and it basically gives -- color, i don't know it's -- a condition present at birth, characterized by a lack of pigment. normally gives color to the skin, hair and eyes. something that is aggravated in the sun. you made a good point. if they can't put the sunscreen
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on. >> get them out of the sun. put them in the shade. maybe sit in an air conditioned car or something. just to ignore the, leave them out in the sun is crazy. >> even if they would have applied it before they want to school. usually have to reapply within two, three hours, so that would, not even have mattered. >> let us know what you think. >> common sense, people. >> would be a good thing. >> yes. it would. >> coming up, alex trebek has questions. doctors have answers. >> what embarrassed justin bieber on late night tv. it's all next in "the skinny." >> he looked embarrassed. >> yes, he did. ♪
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> time for the skinny. we start out with alex trebek, the host of "jeopardy!" he had a mild heart attack saturday. 71 years old. rushed to the hospital. he is doing okay. apparently the second one that he has had, relatively recently. one back in december, 2007. does turn 72, july 2. good news, said to be mild. expected to make a full recovery and be back on "jeopardy!" according to the producers when production begins in july. coming very close.
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he is doing well. happy to hear that. >> okay. so justin bieber does have a flaw. we know that he is an amazing singer. and songwriter. don't know how really well he did in art history. here he is with david letterman. set this up. got a new tattoo that said believe. going back and forth with david letterman. letterman not a fan of the tattoos. when he started berating them. he is like -- i only have a couple. then bieber tells him. hey, hey, hey. this is brand new, grandpas. and so, this is -- david letterman's reaction to him. saying, hey, let's tone it down with tattoos. >> do me a favor. don't go nuts, you know what i mean. >> i won't. >> more and more the mural, the sistine chapel, and it's too much. >> i'm not going for the sixteenth chapel. >> canadian high school. >> look at that.
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>> that is a look of fear. i said something dumb. i don't know what i said. >> i have no idea. >> it's the sistine chapel. >> would assume you would have learned that even in canada. >> pick it up on "spongebob." or something. >> my gosh, just a little embarrassing. >> he looked like. i know they're laughing at me. >> hey, dave. >> he is not going for the sixteenth chapel. >> thinking of 16-year-old girls. you know, that's where he is going with that. >> how old is he? >> 19. >> i think. he is still a teenager. >> 18. >> 18. >> mary cheney. >> 16? he is 16? >> the producer -- he is not 16. >> let's talk about mary cheney, daughter of former vice president dick cheney. getting married to her partner, openly gay couple. tying the knot in washington, d.c. friday. they say they're that very happy to announce. heather and i legally married at least in d.c. 20 years to the day after our first date. she told friends they're very
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happy. that her father. dick cheney said they're delighted. they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have their relationship recognized. a lot of people may not suspect this -- dick cheney is on record as supporting gay marriage. >> got to be supportive of your daughter too, especially. okay, what are the most stressful things for a woman in the public eye like jessica simpson, is getting rid of all the weight because of public scrutiny. she signed this multimillion dollar deal to lose the weight with weight watchers. >> $4 million. $4 million. she has to lose 50 pounds in five months. she is reportedly freaking out about it. stressing out. surprisingly. she wants to get down to 130 pounds. you know her reported weight at her largest was 210. that's 80 pounds. >> that's amazing. >> that's a lot of weight to get off. she has been working out five days a week. but she is having a hard time leaving her little daughter's side which is understandable. >> 10 pound a month.
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could you do it? >> if i have a celebrity trainer, cook. >> $4 million at the end. >> chef, nanny. >> i'll do what i have to do. >> we'd disappear if we lost 50 pound i think. >> we'll be right back. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too.
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and they all travel with you. anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. call today. remember, medicare supplement insurance helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay -- expenses that could really add up. these kinds of plans could save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs... you'll be able choose any doctor who accepts medicare patients. and you never need referrals. so don't wait. with all the good years ahead, look for the experience and commitment to go the distance with you. call now to request your free decision guide. this easy-to-understand guide
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will answer some of your questions, and help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that's right for you.
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>> h >> how can you forget the soup nazi from "seinfeld." >> no soup for you! >> that's good. >> how a that? >> really good. >> i'm from new york. >> the real guy, not this guy, the real guy the character was based on is the focus of a multimillion dollar lawsuit. >> the battle centers on his stores and famous recipes which linsey davis shows us, it
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could mean no soup for you! >> reporter: seinfeld made him famous. >> you want bread? >> yes. >> $3. >> reporter: the portrayal of his unsavory behavior made him infamous. >> no soup for you! >> reporter: now a legal dispute its threatening to put the retail chain created by the real life soup nazi on simmer. >> no more soup for you. >> reporter: it is not a fictitious character threatening to stir up the pot now. creditors of a bankrupt company, soup kitchen international or ski are steaming saying they were put on the back burner after a group of the original soup man owners mismanaged the company. ski owned the soup kitchen name first. claimed they were not only bilked out of the name but yeganeh's recipes. >> al yeganeh was the exciting guy. the guy with all the recipes. he cashed out. now you have companies fighting. >> reporter: in a nutshell the heated battle isn't over soup,
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but dough. >> you are left with the companies duking it out trying to figure out who is entitled to some of the assets. >> reporter: as for yeganeh, unlike his patrons, he is remaining closed mouths on the matter. >> you published my recipes, i had to close the store and move to argentina. she ruined my business. >> reporter: hopefully this won't be a case where life imitates art. >> no soup for you. >> reporter: lindsay davis, abc news, new york. >> that is good. i am, i almost want some soup. do you know anybody that can make good soup? >> not -- hey. >> look at you. >> do i look mean enough to go -- "no soup for you!" >> more of a conniving look. >> pay up. people are after you. taking you to court. >> what is your favorite soup? >> beef barley. >> chili. >> i like beef barley. i love all kinds of soup. i don't discriminate. don't turn my collar down to anything. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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