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eague baseball and david wright of the mets it sales have been in the slump. a north carolina couple is outraged after a birthday celebration at a restaurant ended with them rushing their toddler to the hospital. tiffany and derek gills a am say the staff at the texas road house mistakenly served their 2-year-old daughter alcohol, giving her sangria instead of cranberry juice. they say she started to stagger and kissing everything before throwing up. >> it was very scary. i mean me and my mom and his mom were all in tears. like, i don't want that to happen to anyone else's child. shouldn't have to be scared for your 2-year-old other a careless mistake like that. >> the restaurant said it was an honest mistake. the family got an apology and free meal but they are still shaken and upset. >> that is a hard story to watch. here's a look at the tuesday weather. mostly dry in the gulf coast with a few isolated showers in southern florida. risk of severe weather in the
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♪ . major step for the national football league and its fans. no games will be blacked out and kept off local tv next season. there were none last season because enough tickets were sold for every game but the nfl is suspending the rule entirely for 2015 in advance. >> that's a big decision. >> big deal. >> very big deal. former nfl star darren sharper is due to appear in court today in los angeles as part of the agreement to own up to his sexual assaults. >> he has admitted guilt and faces nine years in federal prison. here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: darren sharper is a convicted felon, agreeing to plea deals for drugging and raping women in multiple time states he pled no contest in los angeles to raping two women he met in bars in 2013 and 2014. >> you will stand convicted of
each and every one of these charges based on your plea of no contest just as though in fact you had pled guilty. do you understand this? >> yes, sir. >> he pleaded guilty to sexual assault countries in arizona by video link and sentenced to nine years in prison. he is charged with nine rapes in four states allegedly committed after his playing days. they say time and again he slipped drugs like zolpidem also known as ambien in to victim's drinks after a night out and assaulting them while they were unconscious. he will face similar hearings in las vegas and new orleans next month. >> his lawawyer said he is expected to serve a little less than nine years with no chance of early release. when his stances are handed down he is expected to serve them at the same time. ryan smith, abc news new york. coming up the hidden treasures lurking in your garage. >> taking the concept of one man's trash is another man's treasure to extremes an you may
opened in three years in my basement. >> probably don't need it anymore. >> don't even open them. just get rid of them. >> get rid of it. americans are notorious for turning in to pack rats i'm not the only one and in extreme cases even hoarders. >> so much have stuff in closets, attics garages and basements it is often hard to separate the junk from the treasure. >> that's where the professionals come in. we are up all "nightline" with abc's craig white. >> she pretty sure there is hidden treasure in the garage his job is to find it. >> you have your work cut out for you. >> a little work. >> that saying one person's trash is another person's business model. they don't charge the homeowners for hauling away unwanted stuff but the deal is they keep sell or recycle whatever they find. >> they find treasure enough to make for a popular reality show on the diy network.
>> your show is called garage gold what's gold? >> what is gold to me is not gold to other people. >> reporter: so there is no telling what the team might find in this garage in durham north carolina. >> is it emotional? >> no. >> reporter: like many customers the homeowner is someone in need, unable to deal with this stuff himself because of poor health. the customer's dad is selling the place for his son. already the team has a few interesting finds. among them -- >> what is it? >> an antique fire extinguisher worth $75. >> they have to be empty or you can't sell them because of the chemicals inside. >> a first. >> reporter: night vision scope worth 150 bucks. >> this is awesome. >> reporter: every little bit adds up even the stuff you might be tempted to junk may not be. unused cleaning supplies are hot items at flea markets. >> a place for everything basically. >> reporter: user manuals are
popular, too. >> a section in our ebay store are popular. people don't lieblg to download stuff and like a physical hard copy of it. >> reporter: old cords can be melted down for copper. >> it is six contract a pound which isn't a ton but we get truck loads. >> reporter: always a market for vintage toys. >> old toys from when i was growing up heman and g.i. joe, worth of ton of money now. >> reporter: one thing she happy to find christmas decorations. >> i think i could open four christmas stores with the amount of christmas stuff. everybody buys that stuff. the christmas trees i probably get 50, 60 of those throughout the year. we can sell those for 40 50 bucks a piece. >> reporter: all of this stuff is worth a little more than $1,000. that's $250 profit for him after paying his workers. so it is not trash but it seems like it is a stretch to call most of it treasure. >> i wouldn't call most of it
treasure. >> it's worth something. >> it's worth something and it's all about getting it in to the right person's hands, you know. >> reporter: when you are mining for garage gold there's no guarantee you will strike it rich. i'm david wright for "nightline" in durham north carolina. >> oh so nice to see it emptied. >> where does he park his car? clearly not the garage. >> not the garage. but he found great stuff. he found a 1946 vintage nfl championship trophy worth $15,000. >> that's pretty good. that's a find. that's a treasure. >> and autographed biography of w.c. fields worth $3500. >> that's a treasure. imagine mining through all of that stuff to find that. it probably costs $15,000 in time. >> you are right. >> in personal time to sit there and do that. the key is to not let it get that bad. throw it out as you go along. those boxes in the basement. >> you want to come over after the snow and help me. >> after a nap?
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♪ well she's not exactly a household name but at this point she may very well be considered a house hold face. >> that is michelle fannin. revolutionized the way many women apply makeup and used her platform on you tube to build a $100 million empire. how did she do it? abc's rebecca jarvis tells us. >> reporter: she's the most watched woman on you tube, this first to rake in more than 1 billion views. >> you want your cheeks to look very peachy. >> reporter: at just 27 michelle's how to makeup videos have helped her to earn $100 million.
♪ but things didn't start out easy for michelle. >> where do you get your drive? >> i get it from my mother because she was an immigrant when she came here to america, and didn't know how to speak english, had less than $20 in her pocket. >> reporter: growing up on food stamps 10 years ago michelle was waitresses struggling to make ends meet for her family when she applied for a job at a makeup counter and was turned down. >> gently pat concealer under your eyes. >> reporter: how did you get them to go viral. >> i'm a huge believer in timing. good timing good story telling and pushing the envelope. i was one of the first to do this. i'm constantly evolving my videos. >> reporter: those videos becoming so popular l'oreal gave michelle her own makeup line. >> what's the first thing you bought when you became the michelle
phan that everyone knows the big you tube celebrity. >> i got an apartment for my family. >> reporter: now she can add author and founder of -- to those titles. the top three tips for you tube success, know your audience build your community and stay true to your original vision. >> what do you think is the smartest thing you have done along the way? >> smartest thing, i don't know. staying in touch with my mom. she keeps my feet grounded. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis abc news new york. >> that's proof that any dream can come true. take your little quirky idea thing you would like to do and you never know how it will take off. >> she seems like she came from a really good family very grounded and a lot going for her. >> and still helping her family. >> yeah i love that. the apartment for the family. she deserves every bit of success. >> that's right. that's the news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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security scare at a women's march madness game a threat as the president's niece took the court. new details just in. new overnight, hillary clinton taking the stage facing a room full of reporters. what she had to say about the e-mail controversy that could overshadow a campaign. feeding frenzy. the monster school of sharks lurking off the coast. dozens of them on the move. so where are they headed? and later a delicacy like you have never seen it before. we are stepping in the insomniac kitchen to make lobster sausage. it is tuesday morning, march 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninen. >> i'm alex perez in for t.j. holmes. >> welcome, alex.
>> thanks. >> we are used to see iing you in the frigid months. welcome to spring. >> welcome to spring. in chicago they are calling it springteer. >> no end in sight. >> hopefully. they are saying this week instead of snow it will be rain. people are over it. it is march, it is spring. we are ready to rock 'n' roll with warmer weather. >> speaking of march, march madness. >> which everyone is talking about. >> are you a basketball fan? t.j. is a huge fan. >> i would argue that t.j. is a bigger fan than i am. i'm not going to go there but it is hard not to get wrapped in everything. are you paying attention? >> i have in my own special way been paying attention to march madness. i have to tell you the president went to see his niece at the ncaa game. she's a princeton player and heightened security concerns over there now. the ncaa women's tournament game officials tracked down a
possible threat to his niece. >> yeah sure. that's a big talker. leslie robinson is a princeton on the basketball team that faced off against maryland last night. someone called the police saying they saw a man with a gun driving on campus. undercover security officers were already planning to be at the game because supreme court justices kagen and sotomayor were also there. the threat was not sub stanuated. to politics we have an announced candidate for president. hard to believe. >> ted cruz has made a name for himself on capitol hill and while he is not the front runner in an interview with abc news released overnight he said that doesn't bother him. abc's karen travers has more. >> reporter: texas senator ted cruz made it official. >> the enthusiasm we are seeing the energy. the room was electric. cruz is the first republican out of the gate which gives him an opportunity to set the ideological tone.
>> ted cruz will pull the republican field to the right. he's a conservative's conservative. >> reporter: cruz stormed in to office in 2012 backed by the power of the tea party and just as president obama did in 2008, cruz is trying to make the massive leap from freshman senator to the white house. the texas republican is most well known for leading the fight against the president's health care law, a fight that led to a 16-day government shutdown in 2013. his father is cuban, his mother american. went to princeton for his under grad degree harvard for law school. cruz isn't entering the race at the top of the poll s but he told abc news he's not worrying about that. >> i approach every political race as an underdog. remember my race for senate in texas. at the beginning of the race nobody in the state thought we had a prayer. >> reporter: cruz supporters say he is exactly what the republican party needs. >> if you keep doing the same thing over and over again getting a moderate republican
you can not win. >> he ted cruz is pulling in single digits and trails as many as seven other candidates but as he has shown in two years he has the ability to discorrupt the agenda and command the spotlight. karen travers, abc news washington. hillary clinton appears to be taking the flak over her private e-mail account in stride. joking about it last night in a room full of reporters. clinton was the keynote speaker at an award ceremony in washington honoring political reporter. she said her relationship with the media has always been complicated but signalled she was ready for a change. >> i am all about new beginnings -- a new grandchild another new hair style, a new e-mail account. why not a new relationship with the press? >> lots of laughs in that room. hours earlier clinton was in the white house with president obama. they met for an hour to discuss a range of topics.
the fbi says it has taken the on-line isis hit list against some members of the military seriously. the fbi is working with state and local law enforcement in response to the posting that identified certain american troops and called on muslims to find and kill them. the defense department acknowledged that most of the names appear to have come from the department's own public website or social media. >> this is the kind of social media messaging of a vile sort that isil specializes in that causes us to be determined to defeat isil in the first place. >> reporter: the air force says it is also monitoring the situation and coordinating with local officials near its bases. police investigation in to an explosive claim of gang rape at the university of virginia has found no evidence of the attack. it began with a rolling stone magazine article reporting that a student named jackie was assaulted at a fraternity party. the article was later
discredited. jackie refused to cooperate with the police investigation. all uva fraternities were shut down for a time after the article was published. the frat named in the article may now sue the magazine. a note scribbled by one of the boston marathon bombing suspects echos the radical muds limb material found on his computer. dzhokhar tsarnaev wrote the message while hiding from police on a boat. prosecutors want to show dzhokhar tsarnaev was not just a participant but helped to plan the attack and deserves the death penalty. a new poll shows a majority of bostonians favor life in prison for him. george zimmerman, remember him, his conscious he says is clear over the shooting death of trayvon martin. in a new video released by his lawyer said he can't feel guilty because there was nothing else he could do that would have saved both of their lives. the justice department has finally independented the investigation, decided not to prosecute him for a hate crime. utah now the only state that will allow firing squad as a method of execution.
it would be used only as a backup choice if no lethal drugs are available. opponents say firing squads are barbaric, the aclu of utah says it makes the state look back ward and back woods. now to that deadly construction accident in north carolina. three workers killed when scaffolding collapsed at this building in downtown raleigh. osha is now looking in to possible safety violations. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> fire and ems. 500 fayetteville street. >> there were men working on top of it. >> people scramblingbone below heard popping and cracking before the platform, like this one on a higher floor to this left came crashing down. >> like a twig that snapped. >> reporter: the broken pieces of scaffolding in the parking lot five stories below tell the story. three workers who won't be going home to their families a fourth seriously injured. the winds were light.
no good explanation so far. in a study 72% of people injured in these accidents say a support gave way or they slip and fell or struck by a falling object n. november two window washers a the world trade center center sur vooied by holding on to a cable for an hour and a half. north carolina labor officials are investigating. we learning the city of raleigh doesn't inspect scaffolding. steve osunsami abc news. three people on board a helicopter were killed when a chopper hit a guest house in a quiet orlando neighborhood. three minutes in to the flight the pilot radioed controllers he needed to return to the airport. he never made it. this is amazing video. huge school of sharks stopping for a bite to eat on thank you their way to spring break. they are actually following each other, a group of fish. their next meal as they migrate north after winter to.
to give you a size of the sharks a camera was seven stories above the water. incredible. look at how clearly you can see them. >> following dinner who doesn't do that right? speaking of dinner ever play catch with your dog, like people -- some dogs are good at it. >> do you have a dog. >> right now i don't have a dog but i grew up with dogs and love dogs. >> sorry. i didn't realize there is a sad story. >> there is a sad story. she just died. i know you didn't know though 16 years. >> that's heart breaking. sorry to hear about that. >> fritz his owner documents a dog's efforts to catch human food like tacos, hot dogs, doughnuts and steaks. >> fritz should not sit by the phone waiting for a call by a major league team. look he misses just about everything. didn't even try for the pizza.
i'm sure fritz didn't mind eating the food off the patio. once it is there why not. >> we have to say on social immediate yao there were a lot of comments people upset about feeding junk food to dogs. >> well, you know people like to think they know their dog, so and what they want to eat. fritz, what can we do to get him to practice a little bit there. >> maybe give him dog food. >> not fair. we're taking it out on fritz and it's not fair. and you didn't know about my dog. >> i'm sorry. i feel horrible about that. coming up the "the mix." >> suddens from space. the beer that's been in orbit. and a decadent dish. we are serving up lobster and truffles in a whole new way. you want to check it out in the latest edition of insomniac kitchen. and clean slate reaction from the woman who has her life back after spending decades on death row. check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram, abcwnn. you are watching "world news now."
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charges have been formally dropped against a arizona woman who spent two decade on death row for the murder of her 4-year-old son. >> debra m insisted she was innocent and denied confessing to the killing. prosecutors say she hired two men to kill her son in 1989 because she no longer wanted him. her conviction was overturned two years ago because the case relied almost entirely on a detective with a long history of misconduct. >> right now i feel a little overwhelmed. i feel crowded right now. >> reporter: the judge who dismissed the case said it cannot be tried again. there are some new developments this morning on two months in the case of millionaire murder suspect robert durst. >> durst has been denied bail
after investigators convinced the judge he was a flight risk. now durst is also being investigated in another cold case. abc's matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: the hollow cheeked man with the shaved head is investigated in another cold case. middlebury vermont police telling abc news there was a time link between lynn shultz who disappeared in 1971 and robert durst who lived nearby at the time. police say they are working with outside agencies as we follow this lead. durst has been investigated in three deaths and the fbi is assisting local law enforcement in other cold cases in multiple states. a man of the shadows who prosecutors brought in to the light in court. the d.a. saying he had plans to flee the country after learning police were on his trail in houston, ditching his condo by car, dumping his cell phone in texas and bringing a latex mask a map of florida and cuba. he had $42,000 in cash and sent
himself another 117,000 more. the attorney for the millionaire never had much hope for the outcome. >> how are you feeling about your chances this morning of getting bail? >> slim to none. >> slim to none. >> and slim just left town. >> reporter: durst is back in this mental institution. durst was denied bail. his attorney says he has seen no evidence linking his client to those disappearances. he says he is focused on fighting the one murder charge on the books. matt gutman, abc news new orleans. >> fascinating case. it feels like it takes so many turns. >> not only does it take to many turns but seems almost every day there is something new they are looking in to. looks like it won't done anytime soon. in the next half hour the former first daughter makes a late-night television appearance. what chelsea clinton said last night to jimmy kimmel and what they are both saying this morning to the youth of america. but first, lobster like you
♪ when you think of fine seafood for a great many americans, lobster immediately comes to mind. >> you might be surprised to know two thirds of the lobster in the u.s. is consumed here in the northeast. it shouldn't be surprising that a rather unique maybe that's the word for it unique twist in how lobster is served is in new york city. here's nikki battiste in the insomniac kitchen. >> we are with chef weiner who is going to show us something you have never had or heard of before lobster sausage. >> lobster sausage. we will put all of these ingredients, a couple folded in later but most will go in to the food processor and we will puree it and i'll show you step two. ♪
what we have here is a sausage press. >> very anxious to see how this works. >> we need sausage casing which is what we have here. >> what is it? >> it comes from the stomach of the pig, the intestine. >> about to use some intestine. >> yep, you got it. >> wow. >> yep. >> now we have three beautiful sausages. what we will do is pan roast this with a little garlic and little thyme and little butter. ♪ that's it. should we go upstairs and enjoy? >> enjoy. >> i think we should. >> lobster sausage. here we go. this is amazing. this is the best sausage i have ever had. truly. >> i'll take it.
>> thank you so much. thanks a lot. >> thank you. >> that's a ringing endorsement best sausage she's ever had. >> try it. >> you should go first. >> no as the guest you should go first. >> only if you promise to follow. >> i love lobster. let's see. >> good? yeah? >> it tastes more like sausage and less like lobster. >> okay. i will pass since i'm a pest possess ka tearian. >> after all of that you are not going to try sglit i don't eat meat. that's the thing. the good folks over at tribeca, ingenius idea. >> i like things you haven't tried before and different ways of making things. >> are you saying after seeing that you can make it. >> i don't know about that. i like to eat and cook. >> there we go. have another piece. >> i think i will save some for you. all right. well coming up the lengths two men went to for special little
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♪ time for "the mix." >> yeah. >> yeah. they are going to start -- we're going to start with my favorite story of "the mix" tonight. it is my favorite story. sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone and sort of do what you have to do to make other people feel comfortable and if those other people are kids your own kids niece, nephew, i have 13 nieces and nephews. so i have done crazy things. >> you get sglit one father dad in the u.k. who dressed up as -- as elsa. >> oh yeah. >> of course which kid this day and age does not love "frozen," right? and it was all to make his little one there comfortable. this other picture here look at that. still elsa cinderella. look at that. they were off to cinderella and
she was afraid to wear the outfit and the uncle -- >> never seen cinderella with tattoos. this is a new take. >> it is 2015 number one but it is about making her comfortable. >> beautiful. you are right. >> he's grown, tattoos and he feels comfortable. >> i think it is beautiful and wonderful because it is uncles and nieces and daddies and daughters, what a great effort. >> yeah. i would -- i don't know if i would dress as cinderella but i would do something like that to help my nieces and nephews. >> i think it takes a real man to dress like that and be confident and come forward. >> beer is a big thing. people are if to their beers. >> who doesn't like beer. >> would you send the yeast up in to space and bring it down to see what effect that would happen. o other company will sell ground control, a beer made from yeast. it worked on the second go
around and they sent it to space and it is going on s.e.a.l. sale in april. they had a successful launch in 2014. it took place at the space port america in new mexico. look out for this beer. >> my question is we don't know the answer is does it taste different? >> i was wondering the same thing. >> what's the special mistake with space beer right? >> i'd like to know. have you ever had your paper stolen from your front door front stoop? >> not recently no. >> if it has happened to you at any point you would hate it right? >> yeah. there's a california man who had his "wall street journal" journal for ten years stolen. >> he didn't call the cops. >> he decided to put the camera out. records it. finds the guy and leaves the guy a letter telling the guy if he -- in the letter he says he installed the video surveillance and if he wants t
this morning on "world news now," the report. final word from police on the case that divided a college campus and made national headlines. breaking overnight, another surprising revelation from superstar angelina jolie. taking new steps to avoid the cancer that killed her mother. budding scientists descend on the white house. a group of pint-sized scouts leaving the president in stitches. a new night in the ballroom where patti labelle danced to 50 cent. the competition heating up but who's in the first. that's in "the skinny" on this tuesday, march 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm alex perez in for t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. what a night "dancing with the stars." >> did you see patti labelle?
>> patti labelle, 50 cent. who knew? she's got it going on. >> people weren't ready. >> people weren't ready for patti? >> they were not ready. >> i think she was incredible. that's one of my highlights of last night. >> more on that in a little bit. >> yes. a lot of news on the political front on "dancing with the stars." more of a serious turn actually. the explosive claim of gang rape at a fraternity that sparked a lot of debate and soul searching. the greek life and binge drinking on campuses. a lot of people are buzzing about this story. >> this a four-month investigation, police can find no evidence the incident that triggered all of this ever happened. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: the allegations re shocking. freshman student named jackie supposedly lured by her date to a party at this fraternity house. a night of romance turned to horror. a vicious, brutal sex attack by seven fraternity members. her story published in rolling stone magazine, triggering a movement on campuses around the country. but charlottesville, virginia,
police say they found no proof the attack at the frat ever happened. >> we have no evidence to support those assertions. >> reporter: soon after jackie's story was published it began to unravel. "rolling stone" acknowledging it never contacted her alleged attacker and police said there was no party at the frat on the night it happened and no proof the student that brought her there even exists. they say jackie herseelf refused to cooperation with the investigation. >> so no witnesses, no evidence to support the allegations made in the "rolling stone" magazine article. >> that's correct. interviewed plenty of people. no one had any knowledge of an incident occurring on september 28th, 2012. >> reporter: police aren't ruling out that something awful happened to jackie. the night she said she was raped she called some friends for help who later spoke to abc news. >> she was shaking and crying and it really looked like she had gone through something really traumatic. >> reporter: that's why police
say her case not been closed only suspended. they hope to one day learn exactly what happened that night. the fraternity at the heart of the case says it is exploring its legal options against "rolling stone." the magazine's own investigation is due out april 8th. linsey davis, abc news, charlottesville, virginia. greek life is under the microscope on another college campus. penn state announced plans to review the system of fraternities and sororities after one frat was found to keep a controversial facebook page. it featured naked or semi nude women who appeared to be passed out or asleep. that frat has been suspended by the national organization but penn state is looking at all of its social houses. the fbi is keeping a close eye in response to the isis hit list revealing names of hundreds of american troops. the agency says it takes all threats against u.s. military members seriously. it is working with federal, state and local law enforcement to address the post. meanwhile, the defense department acknowledged much of the personal information on the
list came from its own website and social media. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu now apologizing for inflammatory remarks he made on the eve of the election. he told supporters they had to get out the vote because israeli arab citizens were voting. the white house upset with netanyahu who also said on election eve he would never agree to a palestinian state. a new development in the case of millionaire murder suspect robert durst. a judge denied him bail after prosecutors suggested durst was a flight risk pointing to evidence he may have been planning to flee to cuba. now durst is investigated in another cold case. the disappearance of a college student in vermont in 1971. durst has been investigated in three deaths so far. a former nfl star is heading to federal prison after admitting to attacks on women he knocked out with drugged drinks. abc has this report from los
angeles. >> state your name for the record. >> darren sharper. >> darren sharper pleaded no contest to charges of drugging and raping two women. >> based on your conversations with both alleged victims,. are they, in fact, satisfied with the terms of the negotiating disposition? >> yes, your honor. >> you should understand mr. sharper that a plea of no contest to these felony charges is the same as a plea of guilty. >> reporter: this was the second time in one day that sharper acknowledged sexual assault. earlier he plead guilty by video link to similar charges in arizona. sharper also faces court proceedings in las vegas and new orleans. in each case, he's agreed to plea deals on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted women. darren sharper is 39. he retired in 2011 after a 14-year career in the nfl which included winning a super bowl with the new orleans saints. the plea deal in four states will send sharper to prison for nine years. abc news, los angeles. breaking medical news from
angelina jolie. the actress revealing she's had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because of her high risk of cancer. you'll recall she had a preventative double mastectomy two years ago. she carries the we'll be right brca 1 gene that increases her chances of cancer. her mother, grandmother and aunt died of the disease. little league superstar mo'ne davis is taking the high road. after a college baseball player called her an offensive name. davis asked bloomsbury university to reinstate the player it kicked off the team. after his tweet, davis said everyone makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance. the school appreciates davis' level of maturity and empathy but the decision stands for now. i think that's incredible of her. i hugely admire her. she's an amazing athlete, great student.
to show that grace. >> that maturity at this age. >> absolutely. >> it supports everything we already think of her. >> totally. march is still behaving like a lion with new snowstorms and more record heat in the west. >> crews in southern california have been battling a brushfire burning close to a large apartment complex. helicopters were making water drops to put the fire out. two men have been arrested in connection with the fire which has now spread to three acres. in the middle of the country the opposite conditions, plows, forced out in indiana after the latest round of snow. the weather caused a number of cars to slide off the road. it will be in the 60s by thursday. here's a look at the rest the weather. my hometown right there, chicago. we will see some rain. could change to snow by tonight. the rain could change to snow tonight from minneapolis to green bay. severe weather possible in the mid south with hail and damaging winds and heavy rain. >> another cold morning in the northeast with temperatures below normal. the southeast warming up to the 80s. southwest will be dry and mild to warm with highs in the 70s along the coast. 80s inland.
whiz kids across the country descended on the white house for what president obama called the most fun event of the year. >> i believe it. it really seemed that way. the president checked out 30 exhibits at the annual white house science fair. the show stoppers turned out to be a brilliant group of 6-year-old adorable girl scouts from oklahoma wowing the president with an automatic page turner made of legos. after explaining their invention they had a few questions of their own. >> have you ever had a brainstorm session yourself? >> i have had a couple of brainstorming sessions, but i didn't come up with anything this good. so you guys are already better brainstormers than i am. i came up with things like health care. yeah. it turned out okay. >> health care. >> the white house press pool, that's who he needs to be afraid of. the president was especially amused when the girls told them their invention was just a prototype. as for the girls they said the president was a lot more fun than they expected.
>> maybe you should have had the girls brainstorm what to do in syria or the middle east. they seem to have good ideas. >> they are not afraid and the fact they can stand there and question the president means a lot of good things coming for those super girls. >> you are right. you see their confidence in the video. adorable. i love the superman outfits. coming up, someone else with white house ties. why chelsea clinton is teaming up with jimmy kimmel. new overnight, abc news talks to texas senator ted cruz. the anti-gun control, anti-gay marriage candidate promising to appeal to a range of voters. and later, 25 years later, what "pretty woman" would look like today. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum max. tum max.
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>> the duo kicked off the program in l.a. on monday. chelsea made a against appearance on jimmy's show overnight and they made a video that includes some of jimmy's ideas about the program's benefits. >> and you get to skip jury duty. >> no, you don't. >> really? >> that's not true. >> oh. >> the serve a year program will be deployed to -- deploy young people to tackle issues like hunger, poverty and homelessness. some of the benefits of joining include a paycheck and scholarship. >> i wish this program was around when i was in college. >> so many things i wish were around. how about politics? the first republican to declare their presidential nomination is a darling of the tea party and other activists conservatives. >> ted cruz tells abc's chief white house correspondent john karl he will appeal to far more than just conservatives. >> reporter: texas senator ted cruz practiced for his big moment, rehearsing the wave with his kids and even the kiss with his wife. so when he took the stage for
real, cruz made it official with the flair of a televangelist. >> i believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of america. >> reporter: in a twist on the old john lennon song, cruz told the crowd to imagine a purely conservative presidency. no abortion, no gay marriage, no gun control, no irs and -- >> imagine in 2017, a new president, signing legislation repealing every word of obamacare. >> reporter: who is ted cruz? he's an uncompromising conservative. a freshman senator who led the fight against obamacare that shut down the government. at one point talking for 21 straight hours on the senate floor. even reading a little dr. seuss. >> i do not like them, sam i am. >> reporter: so you are now in. realistically what are your chances? >> i'm very encouraged, the
enthusiasm we are seeing, the energy. >> jeb bush has the name recognition. scott walker is off to a big start. who do you see as the front runner? >> i leave the job of punditry to the folks that get paid for it. >> reporter: he's mr. ivy league. near the top of his class at harvard law, a champion debater at princeton. cruz is the son of a cuban immigrant, raphael cruz who was waiting backstage. what did dad think of the speech? >> incredible. >> ted cruz gave his announcement speech at liberty university, a school founded by jerry falwell. one of the founding fathers of the religious right. despite his hard line conservative views, he insists his campaign will also try to reach out to moderates and independents, as well. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> so it begins 2016. >> long way to go still. when we come back, who got the boot on "dancing with the stars"? here's a hint.
topping our headlines this morning the first cut on "dancing with the stars." >> redfoo is not lmfaoing after last night. >> very good. >> got it. after tanking last week his commitment to rehearsing paid off last night. decked out in sparkly overalls as he jammed to "my sharona" but it wasn't enough to keep him and partner emma slater on the show. check this out. the big star on the night patti labelle. ♪ >> yep. that is lady mama herself jamming to 50 cent "in the club" before busting out some sassy salsa moves. you would never know she hurt her knee. she rocked it. >> you have no idea looking at that. but the high scores of the night, gymnast nastia liukin and derek hough jamming to "thinking outloud."
great song. getting the first nines of the season. >> wow. it was an incredible night. speaking of scoring high last night. james corden made his big debut of "the late late show with james corden." >> the sixty -- 36-year-old -- >> let's not age him yet. >> not age him yet. 36-year-old actor comedian made big news on his first show or it appeared that way, joking around with mila kunis before she revealed she and ashton kutcher tied the knot. no doubt that corden himself hit it out of the ballpark last night. >> mom always said life is like a box of chocolates. >> you never know what you are going to get. >> the space ghost ♪ down, down, baby down, down the roller coaster sweet, sweet, baby i'll never let you go shimmy, shimmy cocoa pop shimmy, shimmy pow shimmy, shimmy cocoa pop shimmy, shimmy pow ♪ no crying in baseball. no crying in baseball. no crying.
>> wilson! >> oh, boy. >> tom hanks. fans and critics are giving corden an unabashed thumbs up after his first night succeeding scottish comic craig ferguson. >> it is not easy when you have the first show like that. he was funny. i thought it was funny. >> people seemed to love it. we'll see where it goes. good luck to him. up next a four-legged successor is making a new home with justin bieber. >> on national puppy day, the biebs apparently couldn't resist bringing home this adorable little girl and sharing her with the world on instagram, naming her esther. >> i hope esther fairs better than molly. remember molly? molly was bieber's 1-year-old monkey. he abandoned her in germany. remember that? >> left her there. >> left her there. >> he left it there and she
lives in the serengeti safari park. a few hours away from berlin. that is an entire university away from beverly hills. maybe molly should be grateful. >> hope this puppy fairs much better. back in our universe, time warp of sorts played out yesterday in rockefeller center. >> the cast of "mad men" reunited for the seventh and final season of "mad men" but not before the christened a statue in their honor. that is the dog draper bench and the time and life building where the most recent seasons have been set. it appears jon hamm has been getting advice from "breaking bad" star bryan cranston. he tells "gq" magazine as one leading man to another he says cranston admitted it is hard to let a hit show go. >> i believe that. how do you walk away? >> it is hard. >> coming -- what's that? >> it's not easy. >> it's not easy. coming up, the hit movie that launched one leading lady's career. >> it's been 25 years, can you believe it, since "pretty woman"
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♪ pretty woman stop a while ♪ pretty woman talk a while ♪ pretty woman give your smile to me ♪ >> remember that. >> have i said how much i love this movie? >> i can't believe it has been this long. hard to believe but 25 years since pretty woman julia roberts walked in to international stardom. who knew that two and a half decades later the film would be a cultural touchstone. here now rebecca jarvis. ♪ >> reporter: that pretty woman walked down the street and straight in to the hearts of american moviegoers. today "pretty woman" turns 25. while she looks as lovely as can be, a whole lot has changed
since ever dashing financier picked up a bold, back talking streetwalker on hollywood boulevard. >> sugar, are you looking for a date? >> no, i want to find beverly hills. can you give me directions? >> reporter: the film starred julia roberts and richard gere. the actors telling abc news in 1990 about their on-screen chemistry. >> i think it is clear in a movie like this if the actors don't have something, some trust, something special creative energy going on between them, human energy between them it doesn't work at all. >> reporter: the complexities of the characters. >> she's got some kind of hero element to her. where she is over -- by the end of the movie she's overcome so much. she is not really a hard-nosed hooker to begin. she kind of got caught up in it and you appreciate her triumph over her own life. . she kind of got caught up in it and you appreciate her triumph over her own life. w. she kind of got caught up in it and you appreciate her triumph over her own life. i. she kind of got caught up in it and you appreciate her triumph over her own life. t. she kind of got caught up in it and you appreciate her triumph over her own life. h. she kind of got caught up in it and you appreciate her triumph over her own life. reporter: the film won the ung star a golden globe. i think i was in a moment of ock,
panic and glee combined. reporter: but the duo almost dn't get the job. director garry marshall saying -- >> al pacino did a reading with julia, tom conti and sam neill were actors that screen tested with julia for the role. >> reporter: 25 years and $460 million later, we can't imagine anyone else in the role. ♪ rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> you really can't imagine anyone else there. right? they have become so iconic. to think of someone else as pretty woman besides julia roberts wouldn't work. >> if they did a remake in today's day and age there wouldn't be a fax machine. you know the scene where she says good-bye to her best friend it would be done through facebook or instagram. >> of course, or a tweet. >> possibly a tweet. >> they would say good-bye on a tweet. it is an amazing movie and i can't believe it has been 25 years. don't miss updates on our facebook at wnnfans.com.
making news in america this morning, presidential bid. senator ted cruz talking to abc news overnight after making it official in a front of a large crowd. plus the one word he used dozens of times in his speech. security hike. a possible threat forcing extra police to attend an ncaa basketball game. a relative of the first family at the center of it all. drastic decision. angelina jolie breaking her silence overnight about a serious medical procedure she had just last week. and the diva on the dance floor. patti labelle thrilling the crowd and social media with her performance on "dancing with the stars." the ballroom breakdown and the first couple voted off. ♪