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oyfriend told police denise huskins had been forcibly taken in the middle of the night. they have found her car but won't reveal where it was ground we have investigators around the clock. they have been working diligently. we have spared no resources and continued to work hard at this tracking down all leads. >> reporter: police say could not explain why the boyfriend did not call 911 until nearly 2:00 in the afternoon. they claim she was abducted sometime in the early-morning hours. former nfl star darren sharper is looking at nine years in prison after pleading guilty in a sex assault case. he appeared at a hearing yesterday by video conference. he was in a courtroom in las vegas. it was his second this week. on monday he admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in arizona. he plead no contest to raping two women in l.a. sharper will be formally sentenced in the las vegas case in late june. they are bracing for severe weather in the middle of the
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country. take a look at these rotating clouds in the skies above lockwood missouri. severe storms are possible in the southern plains from northern texas, oklahoma in to missouri and southern ohio valley. isolated tornados are even a possibility. here's a look at the rest of the weather. dry and milder along the west coast, except for showers from portland to seattle. most of the gulf coast will be dry and warm. showers by this afternoon from pennsylvania to new england. phoenix and miami will be in the upper 80s. still chilly in the great lakes and northern plains with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. 70s and 80s along the gulf coast. next up some recognition starting with the golden bear getting a congressional gold medal. house speaker john boehner introduced fellow ohio native jack nicklaus yesterday as he was awarded the highest civilian honor. he was recognized for his record 18 major championships and his charitable work raising millions for children's health care.
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surely not to be outdone by that is anchorman himself, will ferrell got his star on the hollywood walk of fame yesterday. among those to help him celebrate, former "saturday night live" cast member molly shannon and his frequent co-star john c. riley. >> farrell joked it would be his luck if the people who made his star spelled his name incorrectly. he said that actually still happens. luckily it was spelled the right way. >> thank god. coming up the new face of sea world. the theme park giant is going full tilt with a new ad blitz, fighting back against critics who say it mistreats the animals that star in its shows. later, home entertainment, our toy insider mom lori shack will join us with brand new ideas. you are watching in "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum max.
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recapping our top story the recovery operation resuming this morning after that deadly plane crash in the french alps. the germanwing's passenger jet was headed to dusseldorf from dars loan that when it went down with 150 people on boompld one blak black box has been recovered. this morning the first bodies are expected to be removed from the crash site. switching gears here. sea world is launching a new campaign to fight back against its critics. >> the theme park giant is hoping the new ad blitz can help repair its image after that damaging documentary. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: sea world is trying to counter images like these from the documentary "blackfish" with a new ad campaign. >> there's a lot of unfair criticism about sea world these day days. >> reporter: taking on criticism over the alleged treatment of
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animals, including the star attraction kill canner whales. >> don't believe what peta and blackfish are saying our killer whales live just as long as whales in the wild. >> reporter: attendance has dropped off since blackfish was released in 2013. in it they accuse the theme park of abusing these endangered mammals. >> how can anyone look at that and think it is morally acceptable? it's not. it is not okay. >> reporter: one of the trainers featured in "blackfish" john hart hargrove releases a book critical of sea world. sea world says it has nothing to do with the book list. they defend the company's practices and media highlighting the company's generosity. sea world committing $10 million to study endangered orcas in the
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wild. will that convince critics to come back and see orcas in captivity? sea world is certainly hoping it will make a splash. david wright abc news new york. >> this is going to be one of those debates that won't be over anytime soon. >> i know a lot of mothers who saw the documentary and just were like we're never ever taking our kids to sea world at all. i'm from florida and we often went to sea world growing up and it was pretty cool to see the animals so up close. especially animals from the sea because you don't go down to your nearest lake and get to see orcas. >> sure. >> i'm torn. i want my children to have the opportunity to be able to sea sea life and wildlife and there are a lot of people that thought after that documentary they would never go near the theme park. they went publicly and their stock is down 50% from their high in 2013. >> we will have to follow this and see what shakes out of it. coming up family game night. >> more and more families trying
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to get back to the basics. this morning, our toy insider mom, laurie schacht, joins us with fresh new home entertainment ideas. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" tt2wút+o
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battery or plug. joining us is toy insider mom laurie schacht with fresh ideas for family game night. >> no matter what season it is great to get together. playing games gets the family together, having fun and creating great memories. >> and off the ipad. >> and off the ipad. we will start with a classic that everybody knows and loves monopoly. celebrating the 80th anniversary. i can't believe it? it has been around forever. we have a great vintage board and wonderful tokens. it is interesting because each of these toek tokens is iconic to a decade. you are holding one from the 1930s, the lantern and i have the cat recently voted in about a year ago. >> because the iron is out now. >> the iron is out. >> no one wants to do ironing. >> okay. so this next game kind of plays like hot potato. instead of a hot potato we have a farting pig. this is stinky pig by patch
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products. he sings -- oh when he toots, you do not want to be holding him. if so you take a chip them person that has the least amount of chips at the end of the game is a winner. >> this might develop bad habits. >> so nothing like pitting the kids against the parents. this is family challenge. we have younger and older team and four different events you play different mini games. it might be vision agility, luck or smarts. you and i are going to play a quick vision game. >> okay. >> this says we have to have a staring contest and the first to blink loses. ready? >> yeah. >> go. >> you blinked. >> i blinked. i win! >> that was easy. >> obviously for this one you want to be the team that has the most medal at the end of the game. >> that's fun. this one i love. this is called cup-a-cup. we have nine cups and three
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shapes, three colors and two dice. what we do is roll the dice and you need to quickly figure out which cup will complete the pattern. if you can see, we have two blue circles. i would grab this cup. i have the third circle. it could be a shape or color missing. it is about lightning speed and fast thinking. >> it is not what is on the dice. >> no it's what is missing. >> that's not easy. >> not easy and so much fun. i love it. >> what' group on that? >> this is 6 and up. >> okay. >> one of the nice things all the games we are talking about, very affordable. this is great for little ones. it is called crazy cereal. you probably didn't think playing with your cereal is fun, but it s. we have a spoon that is lit up. when you see a color you have to pick up that cereal from the bowl and put it in your bowl. i'm up to green. i have to get a green one. what will happen at some point it starts flashing and goes crazy and that means we have to go crazy and pick up two at a time and put it in the bowl.
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you want to be the fastest one to do it. at the end of the game, when this bowl is in the the one with the most cereal is the winner. 4 and up. do you don't always have to go to the kitchen table to play a game. we are going to the digital world and playing a board game. this is mario party 10. this is a digital board game and an ameba. you can use the amebas or not. you want to beat bouzer to the star. all kinds of mini games along the way. what i love about this one is you don't have to be a gamer. a lot of times these games are intimidating for parents. they don't know what the kids are doing. this one is easy. mom and dad will love playing with the kids. >> thank you for that. toy insider mom laurie schacht, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> for information on these ideas check out our website, wnn
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>> step away rob. >> anderson tweeting at her co-star today, mulder it's me. are you ready? duchovny responding i'm ready. he played hank moody in california fornication. >> a little bit of that. >> and life imitating art duchovny checking in to rehab for sex addiction in 2008. just 24 at the start of exfiles, anderson stars as a police detective opposite jamie dornan. creative producer cris carter saying i think of it as a 13-year commercial break. the good news is the world has only got than much stranger. it won 16 emmys, five golden globes. shows like lost films like interstellar. >> yes, you are.
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>> next year's reboot of twin peaks, proving mind-bending para normal thrillers are as popular as ever. as for the x files. >> the truth is there. >> maybe this time they will find it. >> byron pitts, abc news new york. >> kind of cool to see them come back after, you know 13 years. >> you like reunions. >> love reunions and probably going to get a fresh crop of sci-fi. >> i don't think they will change their opening theme music. that always scared me off. a little spooky. >> i think that's part of what got people in to it. you looked forward to the music at the beginning of it and wondering what was going to happen in that show. i think a lot of people who maybe were not fans before may find it now and become sci-fi i don't want to call them geeks but be in to it you know? >> just supporting your cause. your sci-fi geek cause. >> that's me.
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this morning on "world news now," tragedy in the alps. the search resumes for any survivors in from the german wing plane crash. vigils across europe for the 150 feared loss including 16 students from the same town. full details ahead. happening today amanda knox awaits the italian court's decision in the murder of meredith kercher. if her decision is upheld she could be extradited but she has vowed never to rirn. angelina jolie reveals the new surgery she has undergone to prevent cancer and how her decision is motivating other women to get tested for the crucial cancer gene. it is wednesday, march 25th.
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good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm alex perez in for t.j. holmes. >> i can't believe we are at it again, another plane crash yet again in europe. we will begin with the urgent search for tragic plane crash in the french alps. a german passenger jet suddenly falling from the sky. 150 people on board that plane. >> that's what everyone is talking about. the germanwing's airbus a 320 pulverized in to thousands of pieces. the area so rugged and remote emergency crews had to be lowered from choppers above. more now from abc's terry moran. >> reporter: rescuers on board a helicopter flying in to the alps, hoping and searching for signs of life. searching for wreckage along the rugged ridges of this remote mountain area some debris smoldering, the plane obliterated it was clear all are lost. you see the plane's windows there and a bit of the german
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wing's logo. it was supposed to be a routine flight. just after 10:00 a.m. the germanwing's aircraft takes off from barcelona headed to dusseldorf about a two-hour journey. on board 150 people including two babies and sick crew members. the airbus a 320 reaching 38,000 feet when suddenly something goes wrong and it starts a steep descent. eight minutes later, with the plane now 6,000 feet above the french alps air traffic control loses all contact. local eyewitnesses describe what happened next. >> i saw the plane come out from over there and it was really low in altitude this man says and then -- we heard a loud sound like dynamite she says. within 30 minutes rescue choppers on the scene. dangerous terrain for a recovery mission, so steep in the debris scattered over a huge area.
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the french alps now the saes scene of a massive airporteffort. at airports relatives looking for news. at this school an unimaginable heart break. 16 tenth graders and two of their teachers studying spanish returning home after an exchange program and now they are all gone. their town mayor could only say it's pretty much the worst thing you can imagine. now the investigation begins. they have already recovered one of the black boxes from this airbus a 320. aviation experts in paris will scour the data on it trying to figure out what went so wrong with this flight. terry moran, abc news dusseldorf germany. >> as terry mentioned, the search across the wide debris field is resuming this morning. >> even though the plane made such a rapid descent there was no distress call.
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this morning aviation experts are baffled. >> there are twofold. number one why was there no radio call out of the plane to air traffic control to coordinate their obviously emergency descent. secondly why did they go under 14 thousand or 15 thousand in an area of obviously high terrain and all the way down to 6800 feet? >> reporter: the french president, german chancellor and prime minister of spain are all expected to visit the crash site today. >> even pope francis sent a telegram expressing hi sadness over the crash and said he is praying for the victims and their families. >> stay with abc for continuing coverage on the crash enin the alps. we will have updates this on "america this morning" and "gma." president obama did little to smooth things over yesterday. during a news conference mr. obama said he took netanyahu at his word there would be no palestinian state as long as he is in power. after the election, netanyahu tried to walk back from those
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comments but clearly the president wasn't buying it. >> the issue is not a matter of relations between leaders. the issue is a very clear substantive challenge. we believe that two states is the best path forward for israel's security, for palestinian aspirations, and for regional stability. >> the relationship is likely not help bade "wall street journal" report that said israel spied on iran and gave the results to republican lawmakers. israel denied spying. a spokesman for republican presidential candidate ted cruz said the texas nor senator is considering his options before buying health insurance through obamacare. since he announced his candidacy his wife has take an leave of absence from her job at goldman sachs. that means his family will lose access to insurance from her position. he is said to be looking at insurance options including buying it through obamacare.
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if elected he is vowed to repeal. one glaring reminder of the sandy hook shooting disappeared. the house that adam lanza shared with his mother has been knocked down. several neighbors asked it be demolished say it was a reminder of the tragedy. lanza killed his mother and 26 victims at the school before committing suicide. amanda knox is awaiting another decision in her long battle against murder charges. today italy's highest court will rule whether to uphold her conviction or acquittal. it has been seven years since she was a college student studying abroad and her roommate murdered. knox returned to the u.s. in 2011 and vows to never return to italy. if the ruling supports her conviction an extradition battle may follow. a hp has gone down in the maryland eastern shore. it was en route from a naval air
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station nearby to new jersey. when it lost power at 3,000 feet. you can see it landed in a hallow area. the pilot and passengers were able to walk away. something we hope never happens to any of us. some riders at a university theme park in orlando, florida spent more time on a roller coaster than they expected to. the hulk stalled last evening. 20 people were able to get off the ride. another dozen or so had to wait to be escorted off by firefighters. no one was injured. it's unclear what caused the problem. now to a stunning revelation from angelina jolie. after having a double mastectomy because she was at high risk of cancer now a new surgery. >> the actress and director wants other women to know they ask questions, make choices and advocate for themselves. abc's cecilia vega has more. >> reporter: one of hollywood east most public places is sharing a very private decision. angelina jolie says a recent blood test detected what could be signs of early ovarian
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cancer the very disease that took the life of her mother. about 20,000 american women get ovarian cancer each year. most will die from it. so last week jolie had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. a preventative surgery she calls the best option itch told myself to stay calm to be strong and i had no reason to think i wouldn't live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren. it's a surgery that comes with severe consequences. i will not be able to have anymore children she writes but i feel at ease with whatever will come. it's the second stunning health revelation from this leading lady. nearly two years ago, jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy after testing positive for brca 1. women who carry this gene have 65% risk of breast cancer and 39% risk of ovarian cancer.
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>> reporter: the so called angelina echblgt prompting more women to get tested. >> it has connected me to other families and women. it has been a beautiful journey. >> reporter: carrying a gene mutation does not mean a leap to surgery. this time she emphasized that she and other women like her have options. she writes i feel feminine and grounded in the choices i'm making for myself and my family. and jolie also said when you are faced with decisions like the one she had to make you realize what's important in life. she also now says her children will never have to say my mom died of ovarian cancer. cecilia vega abc news los angeles. >> an interesting effect that people talked about after she came forward about her double mastectomy. they call it the pink effect. a lot of women choose to have
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them that didn't mean it n. her op-ed she said yes, i have chosen to have my fallopian tubes and ovaries removed but i want to tell you this may not be the correct thing for women who have this gene. she wanted to make the point there are other options for women. this is the path she has chosen and feels strongly this is the right thing for her to do but wants people to know there are other options. >> everyone is talking about her courage. coming publicly forward and talk about such a personal thing. i think that is inspiring people to not only get checked and know what is happening with themselves. >> very true. the fact a generation ago women were so silent about this and she has been able to put it in the forefront. >> of course that will help people who otherwise would be afraid to step forward. >> very true. moving on to a long list item that's been returned to a guy who created it. >> a small 37-year-old time capsule found a southern california home. >> included in that time capsule
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a paper clipping of mcdonald scratch off game and coins and letter. the kid that put it together is 12 at the time and now 49. >> kabc did a story about the capsule last year. the abc station in houston picked up on this and after people started to share it on facebook wright discovered his capsule had been found. coming up in "the mix," a pair of elephants help a stranded trucker by providing him a much-needed lift. der suspect robert durst with possible links to another cold case from a decade before his first wife went missing. remember find us on facebook and twitter at abc wnn. you are watching "world news now." and i'm a customer service representativebc wnn. you are watching "world news now." @abc wnn. you are watching "world news now." to understand, but here at colonial penn, we make it simple.
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heert-breaking images overnight of grieving family and friends in the small german town. they are holding a vigil for 16 high school students and two teachers among the 150 people killed in the germeningwing's plain crash yesterday morning. >> they were returning from germany from an exchange trip in spain. abc is on the ground near the crash site in the french alps and will continue to follow the story throughout the morning. here at home new details in the case of murder suspect robert durst. >> place say a tip thee years
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ago led investigate investigators to connect the dots between dpurs and the 1971 disappearance of the middlebury college freshman. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: vermont police making years old suspicions against robert durst public. >> i don't like to use the term suspect per se. this is a person who's very interesting to us. >> reporter: 18-year-old lynne schulze who disappeared in 1971 was last seen across the street from a store durst owned in vermont. police have been investigating him since 2012 but caution evidence is scant. >> all we can say is they were in the same approximate location at the same time frame. >> reporter: now 71 and frail, durst who is suspected of three other deaths or disappearances was denied bail. he sat here with his hands and feet shackled in an orange jump suit but this time more attentive to what the judge and the prosecutor were saying. the millionaire's attorney tried to call d.a. jeanine pirro as a
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surprise witness for the defense. that's pirro a current host on fox "gma." >> the b is the same. oh, son of a [ bleep ]. >> do you think this evidence will be permissible and. >> as a judge i rule on that stuff and powerful. >> that's one of several investigations opened against durst. matt gutman abc news new orleans. >> fascinating case. >> keep going. all right, coming up call it the 21st century digital gold rush. kids turning themselves and their families in to instant millionaires just by posting videos on you tube. how are they doing it? ahead in the next half hour the out-of-control school bus. what investigators now say happened to the driver just moments before that crash. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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okay. move over rupert murdoch and oprah winfrey a new generation of media moguls taking their claim in the hotly competitive world of digital media. >> many of them are not old enough to drive. what's their secret? abc's abbie boudreau checks out out. >> reporter: they may look like average home videos but 3-year-old maya and her big brother are toy testing toddler sensations. whose you tube videos are generating 3 million views a day with 95 million viewers total l do you ever get sick of toys? whoa! >> reporter: it started in 2011 with a single video about thomas the tank engine. and now they'll try anything. from motorized toy jeeps to
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train sets. >> coup choo train. >> and one of my toddler son's personal favorites the cupcake play-doh demo with more than 1 million views. >> i like the play-doh. >> it just happened. it was just a hobby. >> reporter: now no longer just a hobby mark and ray ya who moved from the philippines are making millions from their ad channel. >> this year for 2015 we are estimating to make $1.5 million. >> reporter: and they are not the only ones. >> welcome to my channel. >> reporter: you tube is filled with mini moguls like 9-year-old evan's toy reviews on you tube earning him a whopping $1.3 million with more than 1 billion views and counting. >> you can make a pretty good living from these you tube videos if you can get the viewership. >> if you are making $5 per 1,000 impressions and you get 1 million views and you post one
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time for the "the mix." we'll start with one of my favorite images of the last 24 hours. you probably seen it. want you to look at that. when i first saw this i thought it was overseas somewhere. this is in louisiana. what you see there those are elephants -- they were transporting those elephants and this truck somehow gets stuck on a muddy road. so the person who was driving this truck decided to get those big elephants out of there and help get that -- stop that truck from turn ing over. by the time authorities arrived the elephants were using their heads -- >> oh my gosh. how hilarious. i would be worried the elephants would run off in the highway. >> they were with the trainer. he was able to keep them under control. i assume that semi truck like
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that is not heavy for them. of course you know everyone has been talking about elephants the last couple of days. ringling brothers decided to sort of phase them out. these guys were on their way to dallas to join another group of elephants. but they got a detour. >> these weren't the ringing brother elephants they were looking to get rid of though? >> i don't think so. >> there you go. a 22-year-old dancer in canada who had a huge birthmark on her cheek. you have to take a look at the video they have put together. this is her. she just feels strongly she is so proud that she has that birthmark because it drishs her. her parents had the option at 13 to remove it and they are grateful they didn't. they were worried about scarring. she is in a promo for espn. she worked on the popular kids channel nickelodeon and feels people should appreciate their
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individuality. >> how cool is it she is so confident. >> she is rockin' it and wants other people to know if you have a birthmark you can still rock it and it is part of you. don't be a shamed. >> that confidence young or old. doesn't bother her. remember the movie sandlot." coming of age movie that everyone has seen at least once. look at them here. that's a famous scene. >> actually play with us? >> yeah. >> yeah but i was going to bring it back. >> in the yax have redone that scene and wait until you see them. >> you mean to tell me you went home and swiped a ball signed by babe ruth and actually played with it actually played with it. >> yeah, by i was going to bring it back. >> but it was signed by babe ruth. >> clearly not actors right. >> very funny to see the scene everyone recognizes
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this morning on "world news now," the search resumes. at daylight waiting for the ♪ this morning on "world news now," the search resumes. at daylight waiting for the rescue and recovery effort in the alps. 150 presumed dead from the plane crash there. will have the latest from the ound. top questions. the secret service grilled on capitol hill over an alleged dui seen on surveillance video. the latest series of missteps. how they responded ahead. a shocking accident. a school bus filled with children slams in to a home. the driver saying he didn't remember the crash. what investigators think happened. and brave, eloquent and powerful. they are all words used to describe angelina jolie this morning amid an outpouring of support from both fellow celebrities, even fans. now another celeb vows to follow in her footsteps. that's ahead in "the skinny." it is wednesday, march 25th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm alex perez in for t.j. holmes. we begin with the devastation in the french alps. 150 people killed when a german airliner took off from spain. and slammed in to the mountains mid flight. >> searchers are returning to the crash site where the plane was obliterated. families, babies and a group of teenagers on board. right now it is a big mystery. with one of the black boxes has been recovered. more now from abc's terry moran. >> scattered among the rocks part of the tail and fuselage and plane's windows and one of the germanwing's logo. one black box found holding some of the clues white why the flight mysteriously crashed. on board two babies, families and a high school group returning from a class trip. at the airport in dusseldorf, anguish, frantic relatives
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looking for news. the flight was a routinely operated route, only one hour 37 minute flight from barcelona, spain to dusseldorf, germany. on the flight deck the captain had more than ten years of experience, with 6,000 flight hours. but 44 minutes in to the flight something went wrong. at 10:45 a.m. local time, the plane rapidly descends from a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet at a rate of 400 miles an hour. >> an emergency descent is usually something we do if there is a rapid depressurization, an altitude. you can't breathe normally above 27,000 feet even with oxygen masks. so we have to get you down quickly. but you can do an emergency descent for other reasons, smoke in the cockpit, suspected electrical fire and you need to ventilate the cabin and turn off the air conditioners. >> 10:53 a.m. the plane loses contact with french radar. in minutes the plane dropped 32,000 feet.
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what happened next is a mystery 30 minutes later, french interior ministry officials were on site above the crash. the plane involved with was an airbus a320 one of the most common in the world with 4,000 currently in operation. >> the fact is these aircraft can go many decades of service before it is time to retire them. this was mid life aircraft in terms of the amount in the air. >> the french president, german chancellor and spanish prime minister are expected to visit the crash site. the families gathering here in germany looking for answers. terry moran, abc news, dusseldorf, germany. this was the deadliest crash in france in decades. >> as the search resumes molly hunter is near the crash scene in france and is joining us on the phone. molly? >> good morning, reena. the sun is up and recovery operations are started again. we are five miles from the crash site here. overnight nearly two dozen
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rescue workers actually spent the night, a very cold night up at that crash site. overnight, families have begun to arrive here and we expect the first bodies to be recovered from the mountain along with debris and brought back here. the debris field is some four acres. it is estimated. some searchers said they spotted debris, the size of a door or small car yesterday when we spoke to them and the kind and size of debris and how is broken up will give investigators clues how the plane crashed. later today we should get more clues from french analysts who have been pouring over one of the plane's black boxes. at this hour it is unclear what condition the box was recovered. of course the black box could hold the answers and explain how the plane could just drop out of the sky. >> how accessible is the crash site? is this a remote place? >> absolutely. the location so remote. it is extremely remote. the only way to get there is by helicopter.
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rescue workers must send -- from the helicopter to the crash site. that's why they spent the night on the mountain so they could start at first light. i can tell you the helicopters are ready to take off and bring the bodies and debris back to the staging area. reena, alex. >> all right, molly, we will be following the story all morning. that is molly hunter live from the french alps. thank you. president obama is among those offers condolences. saying at white house press conference, our thoughts and prayers are with our friends in europe. >> stay with abc news all morning for continuing coverage of the crash in the alps. we will have updates later on "america this morning" and of course on "good morning america." at the boston bombing trial, jurors were shown video of hokhar tsarnaev outside of a w hampshire gun range. en walking off with his older other. an fbi agent testified they practiced shooting nine millimeters guns, the same type used to kill a police officer and used in that final gun fight. for the first time we are seeing video of the infamous
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incident outside of the white house. secret service officers allegedly drunk and driving. the video is less dramatic than imagined. the agent's car moving slowly, not crashing in to another, just nudging a temporary barrier. house lawmakers question the director of the secret service about the incident yesterday. specifically asking if agents responded aggressively enough to a possible bomb threat, which was the reason the barrier was there in the first place. >> it took you 30 minutes, 30 minutes to be on the lookout for a woman who dropped a package at the white house and said, "this is a bomb." this is the life, safety and security of the president of the united states and the white house. >> director joseph clancy responded says the first family was safe at the time of the incident. the inspector general is investigating the allegation against the agents. some new jersey residents out of their homes after this giant sinkhole opened up in their south amboy neighborhood. i was caused by a broken water
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main that slowly eroded the soil under the road. the sinkhole swallowed one car and left nearby homes in shaky condition. engineers are checking at least four other homes. . here's a look at your wednesday weather. severe storms possible in the southern plains from northern texas, oklahoma and in to missouri and the southern ohio valley. snow for parts of minnesota, michigan and wisconsin. another chilly morning in the northeast. it could be 50 by afternoon. upper 70s for new orleans and memphis. warming trend in southern california with temperatures climbing out of the 70s in to the 80s. a sweeping new study found that distracted driving is a greater risk to teen drivers than previously known. researchers analyzed 1700 videos recorded in the vehicles. their review of the last six seconds before a crash showed that distractions were factors 60% of the time. four times higher than the previous estimate based on police reports. interacting with passengers was involved in 15% of teen
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accidents, followed by cell phone use at 12%. all right, reena. if i ask you who's the most interesting man you know you would probably say your husband first and second me, right? >> of course. >> no doubt. >> no hesitation whatsoever. >> for a lot of people when we say the most interesting man in the world they think of this guy. >> i don't always drink beer, but when i do i prefer dos equis. >> of course the most interesting man in the world. the ad you see there, it seems his life as been interesting lately. he's been getting around. >> there he is. check him out in a cardboard cut-out form, seat belted in to a car in washington state. the problem is the most interesting man was posing as a passenger so the driver could use an hov lane. busted. the driver got a $124 fine but got to keep the cutout. >> good souvenir. >> good souvenir. not such a good fine. >> absolutely not.
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recappin recapping our top story the recovery operation resuming in france this morning after that deadly plane crash. >> a germanwing's flight from barcelona to dusseldorf slammed in the french alps yesterday
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with 150 people on board, including a group of high school students. one of the black boxes has been covered. is morning the leaders of germany, france and spain are expected to tour the site. here at home, investigators are looking in to a very different crash that just barely avoided turning in to a tragedy. >> it happened yesterday morning in a suburb north of philadelphia when a school bus crashed right in to a home. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> first thing i thought is this can't be happening. this isn't real. >> reporter: 6th grader isabel is one of the nine students headed to school when their bus made a rough, unscheduled stops. everyone is okay. >> the force was so great it pushed both of us on the floor. >> reporter: the 58-year-old driver may have had a medical emergency. >> he was completely out of it. he just said i don't remember. >> reporter: despite scary scenes like this bus weaving on a utah freeway, the driver arrested for driving under the influence. overall school buses are safe. more than 25 million kids ride them every day, 20 times safer
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than riding in the family car. when it comes to drivers, states like pennsylvania require a medical okay. free from heart problems, a history of losing consciousness or seizures. the kids in pennsylvania got the okay from the school nurse and after a soft pretzel or two are back to their smiling, very lucky selves. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> believe it or not the owner of the home said she and her husband were in the living room a few seconds before that bus crashed in there. >> remarkable no one was injured in that crash. >> that's what everyone is wondering. how amazing is that that you can survive looking at that video. that no one was injured. everyone walked away unscathed. >> they said the home did suffer major structural damage, as you can imagine, but they were able to shore up the home to prevent it from collapsing completely. >> talk about scary. scary wakeup call. >> totally. you always worry when you send your kids on the school bus. you never know but glad it had a happy ending. when we come back, the next
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celebrity who may be following angelina jolie's example to prevent cancer. and why there is bad blood between taylor swift and the princeton review. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ okay. time for the "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, brave, eloquent and powerful. >> that's how both stars and fans are reacting to angelina jolie's latest surgery. removing her ovaries and
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fallopian tubes to prevent cancer. she wrote yesterday in the "new york times," "it's not possible to remove all risks, and the fact is i remain prone to cancer." i will look for natural ways to strengthen my immune system. i know my children will never have to say mom died of ovarian cancer." former "fashion police" host kelly osbourne breaking her silence revealing on "the talk" she has the same cancer gene and will have the same preventative surgery. pretty incredible. you already see the effect angelina jolie is having just in hollywood and think of the women who woke up yesterday, heard the news and were so touched. some getting tested to see if they had the gene. that is when she had the mastectomy. i can't imagine the ripple effect this brave decision will have. what i love about angelina is almost everything she does in her life revolves around her children. she said she doesn't want them ever say their mom died of arian cancer. >> her bravery, her ability to
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come forward with something so personal is what everyone is talking about. i think also she mentioned it several times. she said this is nothing to be ashamed of. this is something people deal. it happened not only the me but a lot of other people. we should be talking about it. when we talk about it doesn't become a secret and we try to deal with it. >> her mother 49 when she was diagnosed and right now angelina jolie 39. incredibly brave. our thoughts go out to her and her family absolutely. up next in "the skinny," some breaking news about actor jon hamm. >> the dashing "mad men" star just completed a month long stint in rehab in connecticut. he was discharged just in time to join the cast of "mad men" days ago in new york's rockefeller center for a special screening of the series finale. >> tmz is reporting that the actor's rep said hamm just completed his struggle for alcohol addiction. the end of an era for him.
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you have to wonder if that has anything to do with this problem. >> it must be so hard. you worked on the series for so long. it's been incredibly successful. you are noticed everywhere, but it just is very difficult when you are dealing with addiction. the fact he checked in and his wife is so supportive, it sounds like. our thoughts and prayers go out to them. because it is a tough disease to battle. >> it also plays out publicly and that sort of adds to it. >> extra pressure. >> got to make it worse. got to make it worse. >> he's checked in and we wish him the best of luck. all right. next up a new peek at that much-anticipated "entourage" movie. >> it has been four years since the tv series ended. >> and now "entourage" is headed to the big screen. a new trailer is giving us a fresh glimpse at what they are getting themselves in to. >> ari. >> i hear you got something for me. >> first movie as studio head and boom, i want you to star in it. >> whatever i do next, i also want to direct.
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>> ari? ari. >> "entourage" hits theaters june 5th. it looks good. i can't wait to see this one. >> hard to believe they have been gone so long. >> were you a big fan? did you watch? >> i kind of dropped off toward the end by at the beginning i was a huge fan and it's good to see them come back. i know -- i think a lot of people -- they have some loyal fans. >> they do. they have a following. speaking of someone with a following, taylor swift getting in to a dust up with an unlikely adversary, the princeton review. >> they are coming for her. one of their s s.a.t. test prep books used one of her songs as an example of poor gram ar but they misquoted her. >> somebody tells you they love you got to believe them. but swift was quick to point out you are gonna believe them. >> even the right lyric is grammatically wrong.
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an air force veteran is embarking on a global search for a single smiling face. >> she was a little girl ten years ago when they rescued her from a rooftop in new orleans during hurricane katrina. today, of course, she's no longer a little girl. >> now he is asking for everyone's help in tracking her down. here now is abc's david wright. >> reporter: when hurricane katrina hit ten years ago, mike maroney was on the front lines doing rooftop rescues in new orleans. he did 152 of them. more than anyone else in the air
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force. but only one had a huge smile on her face. >> how's it going? you want to get out of here. little girl was the first to go up with me. >> reporter: that little girl in the pink shirt, a rescue he'll never forget. >> she's just looking. she's trying to peer around me. she is like there's my house. there's my school. she's enjoying, having a blast, even in the face of all of that destruction she was strong. >> reporter: the thank you she gave once she was safe made the destruction of katrina disappear. >> she just wrapped me up in that hug and it all disappeared. i was in new orleans. i don't know if i was on a planet at that time. i was just in that hug. >> reporter: he never learned her name or her family's name and ever since he's been on a mission to find her again. the search now viral. #find katrina kid. when he does find her. >> at that moment i don't think
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words will capture what i'm feel feeling or convey what i want to say. so i think a hug will do it. >> reporter: he is hoping for one more hug. >> i'd love to hear her side of the story too about being rescued that day. >> seeing that picture you nder what she looks like now. u want to see her and follow ong on what her life has been like since what happened. >> and the devastation at that time. katrina so heart wrenching. the fact that ten years later that this little girl had such an impact on this man's life. i really hope they find her. i hope david wright gives us a good update on the two reunited. >> the smile there, now imagine it has she's older. hopefully they will be able to track her down. don't miss our updates on wnnfans.com. >> more news coming up from abc. >> reporter: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, midair mystery. tragedy in the french alps as a passenger plane goes down. rescuers begin their second day of searching amid the debris scattered on a mountainside. plus a soccer team's last-minute decision that saved their lives. extreme weather. high winds on the west coast knocking out power and taking down trees. plus, heavy hail in the heartland. road hazard a street collapses wallowing a bus and sending it down the river bobbing like a toy with people on board. the dramatic video just in. first look the full "entourage" movie trailer is finally here in film that appears to feature half of hollywood. well

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