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counts of murder in connection with an illegal street race that ended in a deadly crash. police believe -- helped to organize the race along with another suspect who turned himself earlier. two men were killed when a mustang lost control and plowed in to a crowd of spectators. another chapter in the sandy hook tragedy comes to an end today. a commission looking in to the shooting of 26 people at the school issues the final report them 16-member panel is expected to recommend reforms to the meantal health care system stricter gun laws and improved school safety. that report will be delivered to connecticut's governor. convicted killer jodi arias will not be executed for her crime. 11-1 in favor. not enough to send her to death row. the judge will decide if she will spend the rest of her life in prison or eligible for parole in 25 years. the parents of michael brown are filing a civil suit against
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ferguson police officer darin wilson over their son's death. the announcement comes after a justice department decision not to press federal charges against wilson for the shooting of the unarmed teen. >> we feel and have always felt from the pe ginning that officer darren wilson did not have to shoot and kill mike brown jr. in broad daylight in a manner that he did. >> they said the civil lawsuit will rely on the same evidence but will be presented differently and of course there is a different burden of proof in a civil lawsuit. it remains unclear when kurt busch will be back on the track now that he won't be charged with domestic abuse. his girlfriend brought the claim against him prompting nascar to indefinitely suspend him. yesterday, prosecutors in delaware said there is not enough evidence to charge him. she is participating in a nascar program that will lead to his reinstamt. a group of opportunity students in reno, nevada getting a lot of attention because they were nice to the lunch lady.
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>> they made a video in partnership with a clothing company. they thanked lynn man who are supervises their cafeteria. >> they thanked her and donated money and bought her a ticket on southwest airlines and she used it to visit her sick mother in tennessee. the video was released and going viral right now. it didn't seem we were so kind to the lunch lady. >> they are salt of the earth. i'm telling you you have to be nice to them and the school janitor s. they play an important role in your school and people don't say thank you enough. >> good job, kids. good job. little later, "insomniac theater," we preview hugh jackman's sci-fi flick and vince vaughn has a new comedy. a warning to school children about an app that leads kids to point, click and bully a classmate. and a woman that can't wait to blast off to mars and she's not a professional astronaut. you are watching "world news now."
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now discover our exclusive line at k-y.com turning to troubling new way to cyberbully. it's an app that lets kids post anonymous comments about their classmates. >> it is showing up in schools across the country. how some parents and schools are fighting back. >> i have this burn book where they write mean things about the girls in our grade. >> reporter: in "mean girls" the burn book was the rage. >> we cut out girls pictures from the yearbook and write comments. >> reporter: now a cell phone app going viral in schools across the country. it lets students find and click on their school and post anonymous content about anything or anyone. >> for this app in particular the fact that people are anonymous, the majority of the time they have been negative. >> reporter: the apps terms of
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service web page clearly stating users may not use the service to transmit content that is hateful, abusive, otherwise objectionable by burn book users but the app and similar ones like an after school app is exposing kids to cyberbullies. 17-year-old tatum from california experienced this firsthand. >> somebody said tatum should get cancer like his mother and die. i was very hurt that somebody would say that to me. it really hit deep. >> reporter: parents, crying foul. like this father in san diego, who didn't want to be identified. he says his high school-aged daughter was a target. >> it's a dangerous site. there were mean-spirited comments vulgarity. i think it is completely wrong. >> these apps create a huge problem for teenagers because of the anonymity. there are devastating effects. >> reporter: burn book ceo telling abc news they do not condone bullying saying
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anonymity is a privilege, not a right. abuse that privilege and there will be consequences. some schools now taking action. that san diego school district sending a message to middle school and high school families warning them that charges may result from posting threatening or inappropriate messages adding threats are not jokes. ryan smith, abc news new york. >> it's a whole new day. >> it is. we have some high school students who tweeted us they are watching. i want to say don't give hupp. look at me and t.j. he wore a tie to high school every day and i was the nerd that nobody wanted on the dance squad. look at us now. working overnights. >> still wearing ties. >> and nobody wants me on their dance team. >> put out information as fact. >> you did wear a tie to high school you said. coming up mission to mars. meet the woman who is one of thousands of people competing for a trip to the red planet.
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>> there is no plan to get them back here to earth. you are watching "world news
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there's a new opportunity. >> thrill seekers are auditioning for a chance to head to mars even though they know they won't be able to come back. you want to sign up for this one? >> why do you want to sign me up
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for all of these things. >> it would be great. >> we are up all "nightline" with abc's hamish mcdonald. >> reporter: she is training for the mission of her life. kelly is no astronaut but has come to the rocky plains of remote utah and spent three weeks at the mars society desert research center. >> an incredible environment out here. really feels like mars. >> reporter: it may seem extreme but this florida native hopes it will give her an added edge over thousands of applicants, all vying for a trip to mars but there is one massive catch. it's a one-way ticket. it's the audacious idea from a new company called mars one, which says 200,000 ordinary humans from around the globe applied to leave life on earth behind and 100 potential astronauts will be chosen and they will find out any day now. the first launch date is set for
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2024. we met bass lans dorff, the ceo of mars one. he believes mars one multibillion dollar mission will be funded by selling tv rights to the reality show. >> how much of the site is missing, how many more advances are required to make this happen? >> the technology is existing. of course you can't buy it at wal-mart. we are hiring the established aerospace companies from all over the world but no new inventions are needed to implement our program. >> reporter: because they don't have the technology for the return journey, a permanent colony will be formed. many are skeptical this mission to mars will ever get off the ground let alone succeed. >> given the fact this will be untested technology it is a tragedy waiting to happen. >> reporter: recent m.i.t. study hypothesized that mars one astronauts may suffocate after
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months of touching down on the red planet. mars one says the m.i.t. study is flawed and they won't risk human lives until they are confident in the technology. but first dreamers like kelly need to pass an evaluation by mars one chief psychiatrist. kelly isn't convinced her interview went well. >> we have the e-mail. see, dear miss kelly -- we regret to inform you will not proceed to round one of the program. this is not the end of your dream. >> reporter: she takes the news pretty well. >> i'm on mars right now. i'm super excited to be contributing to space settlement. >> reporter: hamish mcdonald in london. >> best thing that ever happened to her. rejection. >> part of the reason why we put it on is because we have a passion for space. >> really buzz light year the best one you come up with is a buzz lightyear. >> to infinity and beyond. >> i am a space junky.
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the number one wipe for itch. mvp "time" for "insomniac theater" twochlt movies will be hitting this pox office this weekend? first up science fiction. a flick called chap pi. about a police droid that is stole and reprogrammed with the ability to think and feel for itself. the title robot just trying to find his way. >> somebody disrespects you you can deal with it without using a gun. >> real gangsters use this. ♪ >> the film well it's made by the same south african director that made "district 9" and they
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have similarities. the hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other film maker. variety says chappi feels as clunky and confused as a childhood like droid with which it shares its name. ouch. fun infished business is starring vince vaughn dave franco. vaughn plays small business owner who travels with his two associates to close the most important deal of their lives. they are overseas and things don't go as smoothly as they hoped. >> why is the gps in german? >> because i asked for it in german because we're in germany. >> the english would have the german streets in it and bridges. they would just tell you to turn right and left in english so you could understand. mike. [ speaking germ en ] >> what does that mean? >> thank you. i'm a guest here in your land
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but thanks. >> things go from bad to worse for the three. the reviews are not so good. alonzo of the wrap notes the lack of focus anne and inconsistency in the tone of the movie and hollywood reporter says it should be woefully familiar with anyone who has been in a movie theater or taken a long plane ride in the past six months. >> this might be the weekend to catch up with "how to get away with murder" and "scandal." >> good company girl. >> no, i just -- >> bosses reena is promoting two of the biggest shows that don't need promotion. >> okay, fine. anybody ever heard of "scandal." you want to talk about "frozen" while you are at it. >> it is coming back soon. can't let that one go. that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," harrison ford's plane crash. the actor's vintage aircraft losing power shortly after takeoff. what happened top this actor who's also an experienced pilot who collects planes? >> i love seeing the world from an airplane. >> the latest on his condition live from california. airline accident, the delta jet that skidded on a snowy runway nearly plunging in to icy water. the challenging evacuation and the plane leaking fuel. sensational videos just six seconds long. the master of vine that gets plenty of hollywood help. >> usually it extends four to five hours to shoot and edit that video. >> reporter: the labor of love and attention on-line on this friday, march 6th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with. friday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. we got the date right. it is march 6th. >> a lot of breaking news at this hour. >> a lot happening yesterday and overnight. let's start with harrison ford. indiana jones himself hans solo whatever your favorite everybody loves this guy. he is recovering in a hospital in l.a. right now after a crash landing, he crash landed a vintage plane on a california golf course. >> reporter: abc's ted rowlands has the latest. he is in l.a. ted, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, reena and t.j. harrison ford continues to be treated here at ucla medical center. we are not getting updates to his exact injuries or condition. we know from an eyewitness at the scene he had a head injury. we also know he is expected to survive. harrison ford was breathe ing
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and conscious when he was pulled from the wreckage and rushed to the hospital. the pilot reported a loss of engine power and was attempting to return. >> this was the actor's desperate mayday message moments before he crashed. >> engine failure. immediate return. >> reporter: 72-year-old movie star was flying this vintage world war ii plane from santa monica airport when according to his publicist the engine stalled forcing a crash landing on this golf course. this woman described what was there. >> somebody then said at that point it is harrison ford. he was able to speak. he expressed that he was in pain which was no surprise. >> i'm captain mill len yal yum falcon. >> reporter: harrison ford is best known and loved as indiana jones and hans solo but he said flying gave him a chance to establish another identity which he talked about with our own barbara walters. >> i love seeing the world from
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an airplane. i'm in love with flying. >> reporter: and harrison ford's son ben is with him in the hospital here. he's been tweeting throughout the night saying his dad is battered but will be quote, okay. reena, t.j.? >> good news. we know that ford is actually an experienced pilot. do we know about what happened yesterday? >> well according to his publicist, he took off from the santa monica airport by himself in this vintage plane and the engine stalled basically right after takeoff. this airport is adjacent, obviously to a golf course. he radioed right away. tried to make a turn. the plan was to make an emergency landing but he didn't have time and put the plane down on the golf course. there was extensionive damage to the cockpit but he was able to survive. >> as we have been saying experienced pilot. he's been doing this a while. if you do this long enough you probably have a couple of issues
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here and there. he's had some close calls before. >> he's had more issues than most one would think. he is also a helicopter pilot. he was in a helicopter accident many years ago with another aviator at the time. he said afterwards he just broke the helicopter. he was very cavalier about it and pointed out to people he is still flying and so is the other person. he was involved in an emergency landing situation in a small aircraft where he had to land because of a wind shear in nebraska. will he keep flying now? will his family allow him to keep flying. we'll have to wait and see. >> that maybe the question. you are right. ted, thank you so much. let's stick with the plane theme, shall we. the east coast, another airplane accident this one delta airlines jet from atlanta skidded off the runway trying to land at new york's la guardia airport them nose of the plane broke through a safety fence a few feet from the icy water. one passenger said it felt like a car fishtailing.
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the runway had just been plowed other pilots reported safe braking. >> one of the puzzlingment elements here is why the airplane veered off the runway wheen they had quite a bit of runway ahead of them. that would indicate that another malfunction took place that we haven't considered. >> six people were injured, nobody seriously. many of the 130 passengers and crew aboard had to get off the plane over a wing them crash closed la guardia's runways for hours forcing them to cancel over 900 flights. nightmares for hundreds of drivers in kentucky. they were trapped on two major highways for more than 16 hours. abc's alex perez has the story. >> reporter: heavy snow causing a 20-mile long backup along i-65 in kentucky. passengers stranded hours, some like this mom forced to spend most of the night in the car with her son. >> thankfully the truck driver ahead of us brought us water so we could make bottles. >> reporter: parts of kentucky
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slammed with two feet of snow. the national guard called in to help stranded drivers get to food and warming shelters. the weather woes all part of a massive storm system causing problems from dallas to new england. just outside of birmingham alabama, crews responding to a 14-car crash on i-459. in rhode island, one vehicle sliding in to another. one driver knocked down take on the the hospital. back in kentucky a convoy of plow trucks working to clear i-65 and get cars moving again. and here in louisville they are preparing for another blast of bitter cold expected to be record-breaking cold. alex perez, abc news louisville kentucky. >> the record-breaking cold he mentions comes from a powerful arctic front sending temperatures in to a deep freeze. >> sound like ginger zoo there. pretty professional. >> sledders went there and washington for security reasons yesterday you weren't supposed
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to but you need heavy coats today. our coverage continues with accu-weather's justin povick. good morning to you. >> reporter: t.j. and reena, thanks and good morning. a bitter cold start to the day throughout the ohio valley the great lakes the northeast and the middle atlantic states. in fact, we are down at or below zero for many states and these will be setting some record-low temperatures. as cold as it is early on we'll start to make progressing throughout the day. high pressure in control. that's going to lead to a lot of sunshine and the warmest of temperatures felt over the midwest. t.j. and reena, back to you. >> thank you. stay with me on this one, folks. a driver in cedar rapids survived a horrifying freak accident that sent a metal pipe right through her body. kelsey cummings slammed in to a fence in the middle of a night. a two-inch pipe went through her pelvis and through the backseat trapping her inside. she was still able to call 911. >> i need help.
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i'm in a car accident. i am going to die if i don't get help. >> what did you hit? >> pipe went through my body. >> what? >> i'm going to freeze to death if they don't come soon. >> yeah, what did you just say? rescuers took 90 minutes to pull her out. they had to cut the car apart. shovel a path of snow for the ambulance and get her to the hospital with the pipe still in her body. doctors were, however able to reremove it. boston the trial of accused marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev resumes monday. the dramatic testimony from victims and witnesses of the two with blasts drew a challenge from defense attorneys. yesterday they said it should be reserved for the punishment phase of the trial. the judge did not agrow. abc's brian ross reports. >> reporter: witnesses describe a horrific scene, like a zombie movie. one man saying the smoky air smelled like the 4th of july. the chaos and the carnage in the
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aftermath here caught on tape by a wounded spectator. frantic emergency worker tries to treat the most injured first. this boston police officer rescued a 3-year-old boy, from a man who lost both legs carried off bay stranger in a cowboy hat and from bill richard, who's family watched the marathon steps away from tsarnaev and the backpack bomb. his 8-year-old son martin was killed his 7-year-old daughter lost her leg. a somber parade of victims in court, ten in all. as each took the stand, tsarnaev looked down and tried to avoid making eye contact. >> he has december troyed lives. >> what do you say about the fact he could not look you in the eye. >> i don't think that he can face what he did. either that or he doesn't care. >> reporter: 27-year-old rebekah gregory is one of those who lost a leg. this is her on the ground moments after the blast. after her testimony, she posted
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a letter on facebook to tsarnaev that's gone viral. you are a coward with she wrote. gregory went through some 40 surgeries and told us tsarnaev was always in her nightmares until she was able to stare him down from the witness stand. >> he really was somebody i was afraid of yeah. in a lot of ways. >> and now? >> and now i have taken that back. i don't have that fear anymore. because i looked at what tried to destroy me and i've come out stronger because of it. >> reporter: this city is reliving the horror but for the victims it is about seeing justice done. the courtroom is packed every day and others watch in a special room with closed-circuit tv. for some of them the emotions are too powerful and for others they can't stand to be in the same room as dzhokhar tsarnaev. brian ross abc news, boston. claims for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in nine months.
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320,000 americans filed for benefits and analysts say the harsh winter weather could be stalling the employment market. later this morning the labor department releases in the february report on employment. it is predicted to show 235,000 new hires with little fluctuation in the jobless rate. the company that sells snuggies is paying $8 million for hiding extra fees. all star marketing group advertises the product as buy one get one free but state and federal consumer agencies say by the time the fees were head added in customers paid two times for the products. they have changed the ordering system. you may have heard the great, america's lawn on capitol hill, they banned sledding there. you can't sled. some people defied the ban and did sledding. they weren't the only ones having fun in d.c. >> with schools and universities closed they passed the time in the trendy dupont circle
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neighborhood. hundreds of people threw caution to the wind and snowballs at each other. >> local bars and businesses probably loving this. it was a good day. do what you have to do to pass the time. we have the "the mix," toppling 5,000 book s like dominos to get in to the record books. we eel show it to you. and questions about hillary clinton's personal e-mail accounts, the rules she broke and her own political damage control. as always you can find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and on twitter @abcwnn. you are watching "world news now." han lawson and i'm a customer service representative for colonial penn life insurance company. insurance can sometimes be difficult to understand, but here at colonial penn, we make it simple. alex trebek has been representing colonial penn for over ten years and is here to tell you how we do it. thanks, jonathan. i'm happy to be here with these knowledgeable colonial penn representatives. i know that customer service is a priority for them. i've been representing colonial penn for over ten years
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president obama is nearing his goal of visiting all 50 states during his tenure. he can check south carolina off his list when he host s a town hall meeting at benedict college today. the states still need to be visited south dakota and utah. the next president of the united states -- i'm kidding -- hillary clinton. people assume.
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>> she hasn't announced her candidacy yet. >> she's not run sdplg she may not run. never know. >> this may cause problem if she does run. you have heard of the e-mail scandal using her private e-mail over a government account when she was the secretary of state. >> she tweet head wants the public to see her e-mail but she is questioning the bush administration of secret accounts of their own. >> abc news learned that hillary clinton violated state department e-mail policy for all four years she served as secretary of state. a senior state department official tells us while mrs. clinton was secretary, state department employees were only allowed to use private e-mail if they turned them over to be entered in to government computers. until they did that they were in violation of the rules. mrs. clinton did not turn over e-mails until late last year nearly two years after she stepped down as secretary. she's been silent on the controversy. when she last ran for president,
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mrs. clinton was vocal on officials who used private e-mail sfwls our constitution is being shredded. we know about the secret wiretaps. we know about the secret military tribunals, the secret white house e-mail accounts. >> reporter: so far the only comment directly from miss clinton is the tweet call thoeng state department to release publicly the e-mails she turned over. one democrat, the former chair of the democratic party and supporter of vice president biden lashed out at mrs. clinton's e-mail practices in an interview on cnn. >> is that what we want in a presidential candidate and president? who's running this campaign? >> the state department told me it will take several months to release those e-mails. remember these are only the e-mails that mrs. clinton chose to send over the the state department. jonathan karl abc news, the white house. coming up in our next half hour ringling brothers announcing they will do away
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with their iconic circus elephants. it is is out of good will for the elephants or something else. and the top vine magician takes us behind the scenes to show us how much work goes in to a six-second video. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this f
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okay. so to the vine famous all you need is a smartphone with a vine video sharing app and creativity. >> creativity is the key part here. the video can't be longer than a you tube ad so it feeds to be
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good. rachel smith caught up with the master of this media. >> reporter: don't blink or you'll miss the magic. vine magician zach king doesn't need long to impress. his six second videos on the app have 2.6 million followers asking how does he do that. >> sometimes simple jump cut and i will freeze and people come over and change my clothes and whatever. >> invisible stream and optical illusion create effects and a lot of work by zach and his team. >> it usually extends four to five hours to shoot and edit that video. >> reporter: king used his tricks to turn a hobby in to an empire. >> photo bombing the shoot. >> reporter: collaborating with rappers and plenty of big brands. ♪ >> reporter: his talent even taking him all the way to the red carpet of the oscars. one of my favorites that you did
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is there are two beds and you jump from one to the other. >> that's my personal favorite. >> get out. really. >> reporter: we got a behind the scenes look at what goes in to making the videos. >> the concept of this one is taking this angry bird and we will take it on the branch and throw it on to mark and it will be a red sweater. cool. >> reporter: sometimes those stunts really are as dangerous as they seem. >> i did one where i fell off the roof. it was the most difficult because it was a tile roof where they could slide. do not try at home. >> totally. >> reporter: for king the chance to make a little magic is worth the risk. >> about inspiring other people. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm rachel smith in california. >> i don't think it is hard to do magic. let me try it actually. i want to try. do you mind just -- >> noel how did you do that? i have been trying to make that disappear for months.
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go long. time for "the mix." anything kim kardashian does seems to get a lot of attention, good an bad sometimes but it gets ateng. all she did is change her hair folks. there she is. she's blond now. like that. >> she can rock that. looks good. >> people went nuts about it on-line. they started to create memes. that is david bowie there. that is one they created. another one of the owl from never ending story. >> that's hilarious. >> that might be the best one. >> remember jar jar bingss from "star wars." where's the blond hair? i don't see that. people started to put these together. anything she does gets attention. at least she is clothed this time so that's that. >> that's enough. we'll take that. we had a major milestone this week. it was world book day. the guinness book of world
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hour. this morning on "world news now," runway accident. the delta jet that lost control upon landing during a snowstorm. the frightening images and the passengers rushed to the hospital. crash landing for harrison ford and his vintage plane. lost power moments after takeoff. the hollywood superstar's condition and what investigators are uncovering overnight. we are live in l.a. circus decision. the greatest show on earth goes on without the elephants. the major move by ringling brotherss and the reason behind it. facing the music, celebrities ready to roast justin bieber, including a famous domestic diva. it is friday, march 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hey, everyone. good morning. it's friday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for spending some time with us. let's start with this close
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call. la guardia we have all flown in and out of this airport a lot. fair to call it one of the trickiest airports out there. >> very busy. >> good way to describe it. always an issue there. there was an issue yesterday. >> sure was. passengers and crew scrambling off the wing of their delta flight at delta's -- newark's la guardia airport surrounded on three sides by water. the jet nearly skidded in to the icy bay off the main runway. gio benitez reports from the scene. >> aircraft 0 off 3-1. please advise crash rescue. la guardia is closed at this me. the delta plane from atlanta th 132 people on board crashing through a fence off la guardia's runway. a few feet from those icy waters. >> i just survived. >> reporter: passengers scrambling to get out. the emergency chutes not deployed. people having to slide off the plane's wing to safety. the other wing damaged and leaking fuel.
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from inside the plane, passengers could see the bay. too close for comfort. >> i looked out the window, the left wing was lying across the fence holding the water back. >> when did you realize something was wrong? >> as soon as we hit the ground. it was going way too fast to be landing. reporter: the harrowing landing began at la guardia with freezing fog and snow touching down but skidding seconds later. the plane veering left, driving over a snow bank and slamming in to the barrier. moments before the terrifying skid, two planes reported they had no problems braking on a runway that had just been owed. >> one puzzling element is why the plane veered off the runway when they had quite a bit of runway ahead of them and that would indicate there was another malfunction we event considered. >> reporter: more than two dozen people suffered minor injuries. five people like this man, carried off to the hospital on stretchers.
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none of the injuries life-threatening. two planes before that one landing safely in the same bad conditions. that's why investigators are here now to piece this all together. gio benitez, abc news, new york. coast guard had to come to the rescue of a hiker that decided to take a short cut across a frozen lake. you may know where the story is going. he was spotted on lake saint claire. the coast guard said he wasn't dressed for the weather and wouldn't have lasted much longer out there. windchill on the lake was about six below. 25-year-old told them he was walking from detroit to toronto. he's an american. it was a bad decision. okay. hundreds of motorists who were stranded on major highways -- you seem upset with that young fella? >> he knew better. i'm sure his mom talked to him about that a one. no doubt. >> baby's coming home. highway two feet of snow
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blanketed the region. some spent as long as 16 hours in their cars and trucks on major interstates. as the snow moved out record-breaking cold moved in. freezing millions of americans this morning. here now justin povick with the latest. >> good morning. >> t.j. and reena, thanks and good morning. a cold cold start to the day over the ohio valley and the northeast. not a morning that will include sleet, snow and freezing rain. definitely some progress going on here. high pressure builds in to place. that means calm, tranquil weather, a lot of sunshine. as cold as it is out the door in the morning, it will be better for the afternoon. temperatures still chilly throughout the southeast, as well. concerned about locally drenching downpours, jacksonville, south palm beach and miami along our cool front. later on for the upcoming weekend, another punch of cold air on the way for the northeast. a couple of light snow showers while the south and southwest continues to heat up. t.j. and reena, back to you. >> thank you, justin. now to the dramatic plane crash of harrison ford.
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at the controls of a vintage aircraft when it slammed in to a california golf course. the 72-year-old actor reported engine trouble shortly after take off from santa monica airport. he was trying to turn back when the plane started to plummet clipping a tree before hitting the ground. golfers rushing in to help, initially without knowing who it was. >> somebody then said at that point it is harrison ford. he was able to speak. he expressed he was in pain, which was no surprise. >> one of ford's sons tweeting dad is battered but okay and also calling his father an incredibly strong man. >> of course he is, hans solo, indiana jones survived plenty of plane crashes. we will have the latest on his condition and the investigation in to the crash. >> ted rowlands is at the hospital where ted is recovering. what are you hearing about ford's injuries right now? >> reena and t.j., what we know from ben ford and the tweets is that like you said he is going to survive and is doing okay.
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we know from an eyewitness at the accident scene he suffered a significant head wound. that was the focus of the immediate triage on him. there was apparently a doctor playing golf at this golf course. fortunately one of the first responders along with 0 some other people at the golf course. they got him out of the plane. we don't know the significance of his injuries, other than what his son has told us and that he had that head injury. >> ted, also for folks that aren't aware, this guy loves flying. >> yeah, absolutely, t.j. this is a guy that has flown for a very long period of time. he has been in other accidents before. he was in a helicopter accident many years ago and also a fixed-wing aircraft, he was piloting had to make an emergency landing. both times he kept flying and he boasted both times he kept flying. will he keep flying, whether will his family allow him to?
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what they are going through tonight must be treacherous, gut wrenching knowing he's in the hospital here and dealing with this. he's probably better than they are. >> good point. abc's ted rowlands reporting for us from los angeles. we probably should note as well a lot of people know the seventh installment of "star wars" is coming out. he's in that. apparently he wrapped the shooting for the movie. >> positive. not positive. >> pretty sure he has. they shut down last year production because he broke an ankle on the set. >> costing a lot for that "star wars" movie. bills racking up here. >> he should be okay. another reminder about the dangers of drowsy driving. seems like we have a story about this every other day about this. one person killed when the driver of a delivery truck fell asleep at the wheel, hit a car and school bus in washington state. the driver killed and 12-year-old passenger injured. they are home okay this morning.
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show you some flames. you see that, burning at the scene of an oil train derailment in northern illinois. six cars came off the tracks and burst in to flames. no one was injured. two people were forced to evacuate their homes. the second derailment of a train carrying oil in two months. firefighters are letting it burn itself out. now to this boston marathon bombing trial. defense attorneys for dzhokhar tsarnaev were overruled when they argued dramatic testimony in victims went in to too much detail. that cleared the way for witnesses yesterday, ten of them, including jeff bowman who was pictured being wheeled away by the man in the cowboy hat. he said he locked eyes with one of the bombers and found it odd he wasn't watching the race. another victim said testifying against tsarnaev was empowering. >> i looked at what tried to destroy me and i have come out stronger because of it. >> reporter: gregory posted an emotional letter to tsarnaev
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on-line calling him a coward. the trial resumes on monday. abc news learned that hillary clinton violated two state department policies for all four years she served as secretary of state and two years after. one a policy requiring all private e-mails to be promptly turned over for archiving. clinton didn't turn hers over until two with years later. breaking story overnight from detroit. a federal judge there has been shot during an attempted home invasion. police say u.s. district court judge terrence berg was taking out the trash when he was approached by two young men. the men try to force him in his home. when he refused one of the suspects shot him in the leg. the fbi has joined the hunt for those suspects. u.s. ambassador of south korea remains hospital ized in stable condition. south korean police say they plan to charge a man who slashed mark lippert with attempted murder.
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he said he was protesting joint military exercises and north korea are calling the attack knife slashes of justice. lippert needed 80 stitches on his hands and face. liberia's last known ebola patient is out of the hospital and there are no longer any confirmed ebola cases in the west africian country but they won't be declared free until it goes 42 days without another case. 100 people are monitored after possible exposure to the virus. one woman, this one you see here, lost three of her five children to ebola but is happy to be live. health headlines now, a link between sleep habits and obesity in teenagers. researchers say teens who sleep varied by just an hour consumed 200 more calories, most came from snacking after dinner. didn't matter if they gained or lost an hour of sleep. researchers aren't sure why but it shows that teens need a consistent sleep schedule. >> what was it, one hour. >> vary by an hour, didn't matter if it is less or more sleep, just need to be consistent. >> goes for adults, too?
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>> probably so. >> hard for people like us on the overnights. >> i don't want to talk about it. >> okay. fine. we won't discuss that. fans of roller coasters will be flocking to charlotte, north carolina in the coming months to ride the furry 325. >> sounds scary enough. it plunges 95 miles an hour. carowinds amusement park, tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster. >> 6600 feet in length. the park of course fury 325 opens in three weeks. >> i think there was a part in my 20s and teens i loved roller coasters. >> love them still. >> i don't know if it is i became a parent and realize the foolishness -- >> it's not foolish. >> that would be the word with i would use. i'm scared of roller coasters. >> come on. >> i'm not a shamed to admit it. we have "the skinny" coming . a roast from martha stewart and this has nothing to do with what she is cooking in the kitchen.
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the most famous circus in america is phasing out its elephant acts. >> linsey davis has the latest on what is behind this move. >> reporter: the animals practically synonymous with the circus are headed to their final curtain call. ringling bros.-barnum & bailey circus' parent company announcing the iconic elephant performances will be eliminated by 2018. >> it is bittersweet because the elephants have been on the circus 145 years but it's the best thing for our company and most of all for the elephants. >> reporter: this after a growing course expressed concern about how the elephants are treated. the ring leader in these protests, peta. who says the 2018 date is too far off. jumbo the first international animal superstar was said to be bring this in the latest crowds
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of the p.t. barnum's greatest show on earth. the 13 elephants on tour set to retire in three years spending the rest of their days here at the ringling bros.-barnum & bailey center for elephant nservation. no more pageantry, twirls or tradition, just the legend of these animals, which will not soon be forgotten. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> big change. another big change coming up, the surprising roaster will be going after justin bieber on his upcoming special. bob barker and adam sandler at each other's throats again. a duel to the death. >> what? >> we may need to explain this, we will, in "the skinny" next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ justin bieber leading us off this morning. he's a perennial skinny favorite. he turned 21 this week and will probably immediately start acting like an adult. >> we expect that. good age to make fun of the singer and among the group that will have the special honor are on comedy center. the latest video showing a roast featuring jeffrey ross as bieber's worst nightmare. he will be there joining roast master kevin hart. >> big surprise, martha stewart will be there throwing jabs at bieber. she will probably take a few rself.
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ining stewart for the non median roast, snoop dogg and aq. >> eclectic group of people. >> they come out for justin bieber. no matter what you think he is a huge star. >> he is a huge star. got a future, that bieber. it started as a joke for a brooklyn granola company naming their product haulin' oats but the real hall and oates didn't find it funny. >> they are suing claiming they are profiting off their fame. the reference they have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. >> the haulin' oats line runs $27 for a three pack now. >> what is that $27 for a three pack. sounds pricey. >> maybe it gives you extra fiber. i pay a little extra for my fiber. >> haulin' oats . >> let them have it.. >> let them have it. >> it is a throwback, too. i love hall and oates. >> i might download some music because of this story. maybe they will get a bump.
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>> what was the other guy you like ed cher ron. >> that's my guy. hilarious scene showed the two going at after paired up to play together and not work out. >> grudge match has been renewed in a sketch for the night of too many stars special where he visits barker in the hospital and sandler suggests they watch "the price is right." >> love the host. he's so funny and not crotchedy and angry. >> you know what else is great about him? >> tell me. >> he's worked 25 years and never had to do the lobdy doo, wacka wacka woo voice. like a desperate idiot. >> things get nasty from there. >> can i show you all of the things they did to each other. show
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you all of the things they did to each other. it was a bed pan involved. we'll leave it at that. >> we'll leave it at that. you can see the fight escalate on comedy central this weekend. it is for a good cause. "the night of too many stars" will benefit autism programs around the country. love to hear that. "downton abbey" about to play host to a real life royal. the show is in the sixth season. where's the castle there? it is hit pbs drama. one of the most famous fans will be on set. >> the duchess of cambridge will meet the cast and crew get to watch a scene being filmed in the servant's quarters. duchess kate will take part in the unveiling of a special plaque to commemorate her visit. i hope i get a plaque when i take it to the abbey. >> you love this show. >> i love it. i love maggie smith. i think she's an incredible actress and love the show and hope the rumors are not true that this is the last season. i would be devastated. >> i hope it is not either. i don't want to see you devastated. this would cause a problem.
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this first week of march has been a busy one from taking on isis and for some even jokes about isis. >> controversies over e-mail accounts and late-night television heading to cuba for the first time in 50 years. all of it in the "friday rewind." >> i am confident we will over time beat and degrade and ultimately destroy isil. >> they are barbarians and we are poking them in the nose. we're not really there to defeat and destroy them. we don't have a plan that will do that. >> dad, it's just isis. >> take care of her. >> death to america. >> i think the whole experience to him was traumatic to say the least.
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i think that was part of his expression. >> i regret some people misperceived my visit here this week as doing that. israel has always been a bipartisan issue. israel should always remain a bipartisan issue. >> these actions taken by these individuals are in no way representative of the employees of the city of ferguson. >> it is unimaginable to them that their child could be killed and no one be held responsible for it. >> i think he's an animal. he knew when he dropped that backpack there were kids, women, families. >> i seen him take his last breath. when he took his last breath, you know what i'm saying, they handcuffed him. >> that man is dead now. >> reporter: so far, boston has gotten 104 inches of snow. that's this much snow. a little more than 8 1/2 feet, less than four inches away from the all-time record. >> i grew up in a locker room. i grew up playing sports. i know what it means to be a guy. never in my life have i uttered half of the words these guys
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were posting. >> don't you someday want to see a woman president of the united states of america? ♪ >> i thought that was really funny. >> he's a funny dude. >> he is, isn't he? good to see him. good to see him in cuba. someone's got to get out there. >> someone, we're not going here. >> our jim avila was there. he was one of the first to break the story even though we won't be going to cuba you can travel with us on the worldwide web. head to our facebook page and you can see what you missed in case you missed it. >> a compilation of our best and brightest moments of the week. they are really outtakes. >> i haven't seen this. i'm scared. >> should be. ♪ seen this. i'm scared. >> should be. ♪
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>> which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, >> thursday's snow is friday's ice as frigid temperatures grip the region. >> we are talking brutally cold out there, within the last 15 minutes we heard from opm the federal government is opening under a two hour delay this morning. all of the public schools in the d.c. metro are closed. all of the information is scrolling on your screen. let's get over to jackie. it is a tale of two cities. >> the interstates are not that bad. >> i think we had

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