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ssee value lichl lexington, national nashville and birmingham late day. back to you. >> thank you so much. president obama waking up in utah this morning where he will deliver a speech later on the economy. as soon as he arrived last night the president met with leaders of the mormon church. utah is the 49th state the president has visited as president. the only one left south dakota. a daring joyride claimed the life of a high school student near seattle. lupo benson was killed while car surfing. hanging on to the hood of the car windshield as the friend drove around the parking lot. the teen flew out and suffered a fatal blow as his head slammed in the ground. a quite thursday afternoon at a store there until this happened. wait for it. wait for it. there it is. a car comes crashing in to a board game store.
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an employee had to jump out of the way. police say the driver ran off but they were able to catch him just steps away. nobody the damage to the store certainly extensive. also, this comingtous from australia. some car pooling. can you see what is happening here? the car is in the pool submerged. the backyard of a house in sydney. the drivers and passenger were able to get out. it jumped a curb went through the fences and had to use a crane to get the car out. one of the nation's most famous televangelists has died. robert schuller first began preaching at drive in near los angeles stand ing on top of the concession stand. in 1970 he started "the hour of power" which broadcast in to millions of homes. later he was behind the construction of the landmark crystal cathedral. robert schuller died yesterday. he was 88. the washington, d.c. councilman says teens should not be smoking. we all agree with that, right? he is proposing a plan to raise
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the legal smoking age to 21. current law allows 18-year-olds to buy or possess tobacco products but duffy says his plans will save lives and she proposing a ban on selling powdered alcohol which has been outlawed in several other states. doctors in arkansas have traced one man's kidney failure to drinking iced tea. not to worry if you occasionally envibe this man was drinking a gallon a tay day. black tea contains a chemical that is known to cause kidney stones and in this case kidney failure which will likely keep him on dialysis the rest of his life. >> a gallen. >> a gallon a day. >> i grew up in arkansas went we loved our sweet tea. love it. >> in the summer there you can see why. >> oh my goodness. down some good sweet tea. now i move to new york ask for sweet tee tea and they look at
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you like you are crazy. burger king now. getting unwanted attention because of an unwanted visitor. the restaurant serves up the usual favorites, including some bacon on the hamburgers but that might have been the reason a pig paid a visit yesterday morning. calling it a piggy protest. >> the animal is a pet of a nearby resident. pet pig who came around. did come around and bring the pig home but not before it tried to get inside and even leaving pig prints on the door. i thought that you know, make your job easy. the food comes to you and you can serve it up right there. >> that was not really a friendly visit. we have heard that pig got a little too close to one of the customers and bit her. >> it's a pig. >> she's eating a bacon cheeseburger. she's going to get bit. >> that's what a pig thinks. behind the scenes of a new york auto show.
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this year's entries more than ever are us farther down the highway of high-tech. these definitely are not your father's cars. and he's are not your moms proms. prom season is getting over the top. the money spent is pretty ridiculous. wait until you hear what the biggest prom expense is now. not the dress, not the limo not the party, not the after party. you are going to love this. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by resolve. does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it. resolve it. our new formula with a special conditioning ingredient softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens but now it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and try resolve for amazing stain removal the first time.
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>> 0 our tech contributor tina trinh checked out this year's innovations here there are a lot of snazzy cars to take in. a look under the hoods reveals impressive technologies. this is the toyota, power not by gas or electricity but hydro again. >> take in air, combine with hydrogen, you have a chemical reaction and you generate power. >> it is a zero emissions fuel cell vehicle that gets 300 miles on one thydrogen. at volvo they are using multiple cameras to achieve it. >> one of our cameras that is hid on the logo of the grill is a sensor to identify other objects on the road. >> reporter: information captured from cameras and radars on the volvo -- help to activate automatic brakes. cameras can be viewed from the driver's seat too. this is the cadillac rear-view
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mirror. watch as it switches to a rear view video. it is courtesy on the cameras on the back of the car. >> 300% bigger view of the back. works great on three-lane highways. you can see the world back there. >> it comes in handy when it is time to park. >> i can parallel park like nobody's business. we're in the ford edge and using active park assist and the car will actually parallel park itself. how do i do this? turns out all you need to do is to press a button to activate the hands-free parallel parking feature. fully autonomous driving cells may not be the rage now but -- and the future includes room for your tech toys. check out the lincoln continental concept car that has a lap tray for your tablet. tablet size infotaimment system.
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>> tina trinh, abc news, new york. >> hands free parallel parking. i'm sold. i'm sold on that feature. >> reena, she just likes heated seats. she doesn't care what the car does or what it does just heated seats. >> very important. if you live in the northeast very important. >> there you go. coming up prom season is upon us. >> just when you thought last year's proms were out of hand with over-the-top expenses wait until you see what this year's biggest prom expense is going to be. it's just a matter of getting a date. we'll explain. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues aftett2wmrst.!@eo j# [w@
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and that coming of age ritual has come quite a ways since our parents pinned corsages and butte nears on each other. >> ain't doing that anymore. $919 is the average that will be spent per teenage now. per teenager to go to the prom. the biggest chunk of that is going to be spent, not even on prom night but just to get a prom date. we are in a new age of the promposal. >> one two three prom. >> forget the flowers or the dress, this year your teen's biggest expense breaking the way on the dance. not on the limo or tux but the picture perfect promposal. teens hoping for the yes spending more than ever before. pulting hundreds of dollars in to pricey productions like car graphed flash mobs. ♪ >> reporter: skav enger hunts and rowing their way to romance. >> i thought why not buy her a dress and ask her to be my date.
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>> reporter: some recruiting celebs to get in on the game. the new york jets giving this girl muscle to ask her football-crazed friend to prom. >> will you go to prom with cara. >> reporter: bryan cranston breaking a seriously bad question for these prom goers last year. >> maddie if you don't go to the prom with steven it may be your best course of action would be to tread lightly. >> reporter: an over-the-top trend. >> oh, my god. >> turning teenagers in to puddles everywhere. >> the cost has been going down. it is $919. over the past few years it's gone down a little bit. >> it seems it would put so much pressure on teenagers. what if you put all of that time and money in to a promposal or if you are a young woman or man on the other side of that, if you want to say no. >> you are on the spot. >> like a marriage proposal. you have to say yes in front of everybody and then go back and correct it later if you need to. >> that's what the engagement period is for.
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♪ all right. bazi. this is your first time in. your first ""insomniac theater."" >> i know. i'm enjoying being in the director's chair. >> you are going to love this. two movies opening this weekend. some action and intrigue. >> we will start with the intrigue. helen mirin stars in "women in gold" the true story of one woman's quest to reclaim her tahj and seek justice for what happened to her family. >> my aunt my uncle commissioned -- to paint her. >> quite a painting. >> it's magnificent. she was taken off the walls of our home by the nazis and since then she's been hanging in the belvedere gallery in vienna. >> now you would like to be
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reunited. >> people forget, you see. especially the young. and then of course, there's justice. >> well despite the high powered talents of helen mirin and ryan reynolds it is getting a splat on rotten tomatoes. new york star ledger calls it tired and condescending. however, there is some praise from rex reed in the new york observer. he writes it's a touching film that entertains us with warmth and humor while teaching us something about history, law and justice. all right. well we'll shift to much different here. furious 7. outlawed street racers square off again. nathan joins it this time seeking revenge for the death of his brother. the stars paul with walker before his death. stand in help from his brother s and a bit of g cgi wizardry.
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♪ >> little closer. [ grunting ] >> furious 7 is getting 87% on rotten tomatoes. richard corliss from "time" writes an enormous steroidal blast and furious 7 oars with high octane action. airborne muscle cars an emotional final ride for paul walker. these films have been doing well for a long time. they have seven for goodness sake. a lot of people are curious to see how it works. >> between these two films my husband and i would not be able to agree on which to see. >> i get that.
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this morning on "world news now," terror attack. gunmen strapped with explosives targeting christian students for massacre. 13 hours of horror playing out in kenya and the hunt now for the terror leader claiming responsibility. a new chapter. the historic afwreemt reached with iran but will it stop them from developing a nuclear weapon? if iran cheats the world will know it. >> full details ahead on what this now means for the u.s. surprising baby. the new research that shows how less predictability for the little ones may make them smarter. how their developing brains love the challenge of new situations. it's friday, april 3rd. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and good friday to you all
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a. i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for spending time with us. >> i'm bazi kanani in for reena this morning. we begin with a manhunt for kenya's most wanted. the suspected mastermind between the university massacre. >> this as survivors recount the moments that gunmen went room by room killing anyone thought to be christian. here now abc's martha raddatz. >> terrified student s, struggling to walk. escaping a massacre that lasted more than 13 hours. it began before sunrise. the terrifying thud of a grenade at the university gates. then gun fire. terrorists strapped with explosives going from dormitory to dormitory. the gunmen were methodical. reportedly demanding to know who was muslim and who was christian. anyone who said they were christian was killed on the spot. with the siege still underway al shabaab, an al qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility calling it an operation against infidels. the kenyan military descending
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on the scene. tanks, guns drawn. two hours after the attack began, the four gunmen are finally isolated in a women's dorm but they are not finished. >> the gunshots continued. this made us run to the fence to get our way from the school. >> reporter: it would take all day before the siege was over. the four gunmen dead and the magnitude of this attack finally clear. 147 dead. merely 100 wounded and nearly 500 survivors traumatized beyond words. universities in kenya were warned last week they were targets for al shabaab. the group was behind the 2013 attack on the west gate shopping mall in nairobi. a four-saij day siege that left 67 people dead. there was also a threat made in a video from al shabaab posted on-line in february. specifically calling for an attack on the mall of america.
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that massive mall in minnesota and remember that al shabaab has recruited some 20 somali americans to fight with al shabaab in somalia. one of them became the first known american suicide bomber. martha raddatz abc news washington. really just a horrifying attack. of course this comes a few days after the white house announced that president obama would finally be going to kenya this summer. his first trip to his father's homeland since he's been president. the white house has not ye said yet whether this attack or security concerns will affect the plan. >> an area not far from the somali border is known for these attacks. you have to think back to 1998 when we saw this type of terror in kenya. that was the u.s. embassy bombing. we started to see reports of this and the numbers weren't that high initially and kept growing through the day. 147. the magnitude of that is almost unreal. >> stunning, sloutly stunning. to new york now.
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terror news. two women are held for allegedly plotting a terror attack. noelle velentzas and also -- see the head scar inform the drawing there. and asia siddiqui were the targets on under cover fbi investigation. one acquired multiple propane tanks and instructions on how to turn them in to explosive devices. in meetings with an undercover agent, the women allegedly discussed learning about explosive use and past attacks like the first world trade center bombing. new york's mayor points out no one was ever in danger in operation. >> this was a conspiracy that was undercut before it could turn in to something dangerous. >> during searches of the women's homes yesterday, agents recovered gas tanks, pressure cooker and jihadist literature. a attorney for one of the women says his client will plead not guilty. turning to the historic deal with iran. a preliminary framework to roll back the program and keep it
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from making an atomic bomb president obama saying the issues at stake are bigger than politics. abc's gloria rivera breaks down the agreement. >> reporter: from switzerland, a ground-breaking deal to limit iran's nuclear program. president obama at the white house praising the breakthrough but warning iran must be fully transparent in adhering to oversight by the international community, as it dismantles or destroys its nuclear capabilities. >> the united states together with our allies and partners has reached a historic understanding with iran, which if fully implemented will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. it will make our country, our allies and our world safer. >> reporter: under the deal the final details of which will be negotiated in the coming months until fully implemented, iran will give up two-thirds of the centrifuges used to make nuclear weapons, cease enriching uranium and agree to strict oversight by
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the international atomic energy agency for as many as 25 years. >> if iran cheats the world will know it. >> reporter: the iaea will have regular access to all of iran's nuclear facilities. in exchange nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the u.s. the u.n. and european uni will be lifted upon verification that iran has done as promised. >> we have stopped a cycle that was not in the interest of anybody. >> reporter: the results could lead to a financial wind fall for iran. secretary of state john kerry has said there is quote, no sunset on iran's obligations. iran will remain a party to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. bazi, t.j.? >> all right. thank you so much gloria. new jersey senator bob menendez is free on bond this morning after pleading not guilty to corruption charges. prosecutors say he got gifts and money in exchange for doing favors for a florida eye doctor.
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menendez said he was helping out a friend and did nothing illegal. despite calls for him to resign he said he is not going anywhere. vanilla ice is accepting a plea deal in order to avoid serious charges stemming from a burglary case in february. the rapper whose real name is robert van winkle seriously, was arrested for allegedly stealing furniture after breaking in to a foreclosed mansion in florida. under his deal he will pay a fine and do 100 hours of community service. for get this habitat for humanity. they are going to have him work on homes the guy accused of breaking in to a home. his community service is working for habitat for humanity. beautiful irony. >> hopefully he do go do do good work for them. mcdonald a's raise sparked protest. ed a ve kates calling them fight for 15 turned out at 24 mcdonald's locations around the country saying it is not enough. demanding a minimum salary of $15 an hour and they plan to stage the biggest ever strike
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for that industry on april 15th with workers walking out of fast food restaurants in 200 cities. better news for u.s. grocery stores. topping consumer reports for the second year in a row as best supermarket in americaing we man's getting high marks for produce, meat and baked goods. in second publix followed by trader joe's. >> publix i miss that in my atlanta neighborhood. millions of christians an the world are observing good friday in commemoration of christ crucifixion. pope francis washed the feet of 12 inmates. this is a pre-easter ritual showing his willingness to serve. he changed it up by performing it on nonwomen and catholics as well and traveling to jails and hospitals. one holy thursday mass a lighter moment. see if you can spot it here. that's a toddler trying to steal the show there. walking around in front of the pope's alter. playing on the steps, as well.
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the pope presides over a service at stant peters basilica today. no whoa knows what distraction he will have. >> so adorable. so is this. it turns out the element of surprise does a baby good. researchers say babies learn better from surprising situations than they do from predictable ones. the study of 11-month-olds found that unexpected events like a ball going through a wall drives further learning. babies are natural scientists they say, wired to search for why. all right. we will turn from babies to animals. anybody who's watched the show here you are familiar with this as well. throw in a weird animal video here or there. go ahead and show you what we are talking about on this one. from the zoo in baltimore, a baby african pygmy goat hitching a ride on his mama. the folks at the zoo posted the video yesterday. the entire video is just about ten seconds sglong oh, darn. >> some funny hashtags have been posted along with this.
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hop on mom, also goatee back ride but hey, it's a goat riding another goat. what do you do? >> these are pygmy goats. it is a pygmy back ride. >> i don't know my goats. pygmy goat. >> some say the african pygmy goat is the cutest animal in the world. >> who are those folks? >> i've heard it. they are pretty darn cute. tiny little goat. all right. we will turn to a courtroom coming up. next confusion in the courtroom. a shouting match ensues when robert durst witnesses are no shows. his defense team scrambling to call up people that want durs put away. and have your cake and eat it too, cheesecake and carrot cake married in bliss. the dessert mash up that will have you asking is it too good to be true? remember to find us on face at wnnfans.com and
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♪ the murderer who overpowered a guard and escaped from an illinois detention center is still on the loose this morning. heavily half armed police and dogs are searching homes throughout eastern illinois for cameron taylor who's considered armed and dangerous. investigators believe taylor is getting help from family or
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friends. the sheriff blames taylor's escape in part on staffing cuts saying inmates know when and how to take advantage of over-worked, exhausted guards. police in florida are asking for the public's help to find the so called buckeye babandit. see if you can find out why they call him that. they caught this guy carrying out several robberies in the state. as you can see in the sweatshirt she wearing a faded ohio state university sweatshirt. he has been holding up hotels, holding a gun and demanding money from the clerk and then gets away in a dark-colored vehicle. millionaire robert durst back in court yesterday in new orleans on trial for illegal gun possession. >> it was who was not in court yesterday. causing fresh intrigue in this case. matt gutman is there for us. >> reporter: as robert durst was bungled out of court his defense team on the offense. >> sounds like they are trying to hide the ball. >> reporter: they called two fbi
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agents and state trooper they subpoenaed as witnesses but the three never showed up. the agents only had a search warrant for durst hotel room after they found his gun and marijuana. the judge saying the fbi agents could be held in contempt of court for their failure to appear. the millionaire has been investigated in three deaths as seen in the hbo docu drama, the jinx which concluded with this apparent confession. >> killed them all of course. >> his arrest was based on that program. not on evidence. >> reporter: part of that film also based on the investigation by former westchester d.a. jeanine pirro in to the disappearance of durst' first wife. he wanted her to testify but she too was a no show. matt gutman, abc news, new orleans. >> twists and turns keep on happening. they haven't even gotten far in this case just yet. the intrigue keeps mounting. >> it's fascinating but apparently robert durst himself
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doesn't seem to be that interested in the case. he was dozing off. seen dozing off in court yesterday. >> you know what court can be boring sometimes but not when you are the defendant. >> not when it is your own trial. . coming up in our next half hour it's been called an early easter miracle. a sailor lost at sea for two months has been found by the coast guard. how he survived his ordeal and his first words to his father after his dramatic rescue. >> but first an easter dessert recipe that also works for passover. carrot cake cheesecake. we will go inside the kitchen of one of the premier cheesecake makers and we will have some of that stuff on set in our insomniac kitchen. it's up next.
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look at this. this is a good day in the "world news now" studio. gorgeous desserts here this morning. today is a major holiday on both the christian and the jewish calendars. it's good friday. and passover. >> these two don't usually fall on the same day. it is rare to find a crowd-pleasing dessert for both faiths but nikki battiste found one. she checks out a special easter passover carrot cake cheesecake in our insomniac kitchen. >> reporter: we are in cheesecake paradise at junior's restaurant in new york city. we are going to learn how to make carrot cake cheesecake. >> a bacon cheesecake inside is the new york style cheesecake. >> that's a lot of cream cheese. >> that is a lot of cream cheese. >> watch out. >> intense. >> that's why we put an apron on you. how's that feel? >> cold. gold.
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>> you are on. >> don't try this at home. oh, my gosh. >> she's not coming back to work tonight. she's stuck at junior's. >> i'm hired. >> she's stuck at junior's. >> it is actually fun. it's like a big toy. we have a perfect cheesecake layer and now pastry chef amanda -- is going to show us the carrot cake elementary. >> the carrot cake layer is fresh eggs brown sugar, molasses which will give it a nice deep flavor. >> coconut. >> coconut. that's one of our signature ingredients we use here at junior's. shredded carrots obviously. applesauce. >> another surprise. >> and chopped pineapple, raisins and walnuts. we will mix gently and all finished with the carrot cake. this is our cream cheese frosting. we're going to use that to assemble our carrot cake
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cheesecake. >> this is where the art comes in. i'm going to watch you put this together. ♪ and we're ready to decorate with our crumbs. >> all right. >> it is a great dessert to share with your family for easter and the easter bunny will love it too. >> try it with me. this is our carrot cake cheesecake. >> here we go. the moment. in honor of the upcoming holiday we are all having a little cheesecake. >> divine. happy easter. >> divine is the word she used. >> perfect word for this holiday and both faiths. again, this is a special carrot cake. it's prepared with no flour, no yeast. so it is appropriate for passover. and for christians who are not having any meat and fasting for part of the day this could be one of the small snacks i suppose. >> this came to us from junior's. go there.
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♪ sugar overload this morning here on "world news now." >> we are just getting started. >> easter a few days away and you know what that means. >> you have to have candy and these things. >> peeps, these little marshmallow treats that are everywhere this spring season. >> strange that people go crazy for these things. you have been telling me they have been around. >> since the s. apparently they skyrocketed in popularity in the '90s. i'm not sure how or why that happened. they have gained popularity it seems like every year since then. they are a love it or hate it type of dessert, right? a lot of people adore these cute little marshmallow treats and others don't prefer them. >> funny thing is the company that does this thing out of pennsylvania they make 5.5
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million peoples every day at this factory. >> every day. >> every day. the thing is only a third of all peeps that people buy are eaten. the rest of them mostly used for decoration and what not. these on sthet are for decoration. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars ♪ all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ tapes that roll in way too slow slow stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you are wide awake and you are not wearing pants. ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal ♪ every anchor every gal do the world news polka ♪ ♪
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♪ this morning on "world news now," terror at home. the alleged bomb plot stopped here in the u.s. two american women under arrest for planning a major attack. looking to use similar devices as the ones the boston marathon bombers used. plan to kill. the new discovery after the jet crash in the alps. investigators revealing what the co-pilot searched for on-line before the crash. how he may have been planning for days. lost at sea. the incredible survival story of a man stranded on the water for two months. keeping himself alive by catching fish hundreds of miles from shore. what he plans to do now that he is finally home. now a fuller house. the '90s sitcom classic getting a sequel for your next dreaming binge. 20 years later, a newed a renn chur for the tanner family. but is the whole gang on board? it is friday, april 3rd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm bazi kanani in for reena. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes thank you for being with us. we have to start with the arrest of two women here in new york city in custody facing terrorism charges. >> the pair were the targets of an undercover fbi sting which authorities say captured them discussing how to use explosives in an attack. an attorney for one of the women says she will plead not guilty. abc's pierre thomas has more. >> reporter: two u.s. women, one-time roommates from queens new york accused of being covert supporters of isis and al qaeda's deadly affiliate in yemen. noelle velentzas and asia siddiqui ages 28 and 31 in federal court. their alleged plan to detonate a bomb in a massive terrorist attack here in the u.s. both suspects have been allegedly studying bomb making on-line, including the pressure cooker explosive used in the
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boston marathon attacks. authorities found four propane tanks they say siddiqui planned to turn in to a deadly explosive. the other suspect had been inspired by videos like this showing radicals beheading victims. >> from the planning, the purchase of the equipment, their on-line activities. every indication is they fully intended to carry out a bombing. >> neighbors were shocked. >> it's incredible. i can't believe it. >> reporter: both women had been allegedly meeting with under cover fbi operatives who had them under surveillance for months.cover fbi operatives who had them under surveillance for months. chillingly one of the woman said there was no need to go overseas for isis when there were ways to attack here at home in what she called the last war, the big war, armageddon. law enforcement sources tell me the arrest represent one more disturbing sign there maybe radicals among us. pierre thomas, abc news, new york. we're hearing new details om the terror attack in kenya from those who managed to escape. one student hiding in his room
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said he heard the gunman say we are al shabaab as they went door to door. then he heard them asking whether students inside were muslims or christians. christians were shot on the spot. each blast of the gun, i thought i was going to die, he says. at least 147 people died and dozens more injured. millions of americans are smack in the middle of extreme weather right now. severe storms bringing heavy rain flooding and tornados even from the gulf coast to the canadian border. a possible tornado in afton, oklahoma. heavily damaging homes there. two semis along interstate 44 were blown over. there's much more of that extreme weather ahead. >> accu-weather's justin povick is joining us with details. good morning, justin. t.j. and bazi, thanks and good morning. an active afternoon once again today in terms of severe weather. today's threat will be further south and east over the western tennessee valley stretching from
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tennessee valley stretching from lexington, kentucky to birmingham late afternoon. damaging winds, large hail and ice late tornados possible. dramatically cooler over the plains. high pressure builds in. there will be sunshine but need the coats in the twin cities. t.j. and bazi back to you. >> justin, thank you so much, as always. we turn to disturbing new signs the co-pilot of the germanwing's plane deliberately planned a murder-suicide mission. investigators uncovered alarming information from his computer. alexander marquardt reports for us from germany. reporter: disturbing new evidence that andreas lubitz may have been planning his deadly flight for days. german investigators revealing a search of the co-pilot's tablet computer shows in the weeks before the crash he had researched medical treatments, suicide methods and information on cockpit door security. he would have known when the captain tried to reenter the cockpit by punching a code in to a keypad he could flip a switch
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and lock him out, and that the steel-reinforced door was designed to with stand even a blast from a grenade. his breathing remaining normal even as the pilot screamed, "for god's sake open the door" and tried to break it down. on the mountain, recovery workers unearthing another piece of the puzzle the second black box, the flight data recorder buried and charred. but prosecutors say they are still hopeful it will yield crucial information on exactly what happened in that cockpit in those final moments. french officials have revealed a fighter jet that was scrambled that day saw the whole tragedy unfold. the fighter pilot watching as the germanwing's flight slammed in to the mountain. alexander marquardt, abc news, dusseldorf, germany. now to that breakthrough agreement for iran. sealing a preliminary deal with six world powers to roll back its nuclear program. after eight days of marathon talks in switzerland, teheran has agreed to drastically cut its centrifuges used to enrich uranium.
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the time it would take to build an atomic bomb would go from self months to a year. and there will be strict monitoring and inspections for at least 20 years. all in exchange for a break in tough economic sanctions. israeli president benjamin netanyahu called the agreement a threat to the survival of israel. president obama says if iran cheats, the world will know it. after much con ten, debate and intense pressure, two governors have signed bills clarifying their state's religious freedom laws. indiana governor mike pence agreed to a fix that states the law does not allow any business to deny service to any customer including gays. in arkansas, the governor there asa hutchinson signed a similar bill from opponents including his own son and businesses including wal-mart which is based in arkansas. new details about that noose found in a tree on the campus of duke university. an under graduate student has admitted to putting it.
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there duke administrators say that person is no longer on campus but is still enrolled at the school. he or she is subject to the school's conduct process and could face criminal charges. an investigation is being conducted in to whether others were involved. comedian chris rock has eeted another picture of himself getting pulled over by police. sparking debate over what many say is a result of driving while black. in the selfie behind the wheel there of his car, you can see the lights of the squad car in the background. his caption, "stopped by the cops again, wish me luck." rock has been pulled over three times in two months each time posting a photo. he didn't elaborate why he was stopped or how it turned out. more proof that americans are consuming way too much salt which is linked to high blood pressure. cdc researchers say it is not coming from the salt shaker. the biggest offenders are pizzas, pastas and meats. 75% of which exceed national sodium thresholds. cold cuts, soups and sandwiches
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are packed with extra salt. foods deemed healthy by the fda must contain less than a quarter teaspoon of salt. this courthouse in downtown los angeles is a busy place, trials going on and a baby being born in the hallway. yeah. a woman was walking down the hall when she started to experience severe labor pains. this all happened to fast sheriffs deputies had to pitch in to deliver a baby boy before paramedics even had a chance to get there. this morning both mom and baby are doing fine. no word on their trial date. just kidding. they are not. sorry. we turn to the "price is right" now. been hearing about this video. a legendary game show. they have these models there. every once in a while they get in trouble on stage and a mistake is made. >> this was a rather expensive mistake. a contestant had three chances to pick the right price of a hyundai sonata. look at how it went down. >> 19,849. no.
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>> oh. >> i won it. congratulations. we'll just give you a car. >> oops. not suppospull that tag. but win it she did. host drew carey telling the contestant, congratulations. the model there just gave you a car. >> the model there you see her trying to hide. come out from behind, sister. she was embarrassed. but she tried hiding. she tweeted saying carey could not have been more supportive along with the hashtag "woke up feeling generous." no word if they will dock this from her pay but she essentially gave away a prize they might not have had to give away. so maybe this could be a nice gesture and let the lady have her car. >> look at all of the publicity they are getting out of this.
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>> now this model that we never heard of, we will know her now. >> hyundai may not be mad about this car giveaway at this point. >> of course not. condition grats to the lady. t minus two days to the beginning of the end of "mad men." in honor the premier of the final seven episodes, amc have a mad men by the numbers including how many women don draper has slept with. i know you want to know. >> it is a lot to count. first the dramatic tale of a n lost at sea for two months. w he survived and his first rds to his father after his scue straight ahead. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by dawn platinum power clean. leftovers. the unsung hero of meals. they get re-heated. re-nuked. and re-baked. and when leftovers are done... there's always stuff left over. new dawn platinum power clean calls dibs on those.
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♪ all right. i want you to look at some incredible images from the skies over seattle. not once but twice, what you are seeing here, planes preparing to land were struck by lightning. there was a guy shooting this video. of course he couldn't believe what he was seeing here. passenger planes are actually designed to with stand lightning strikes. the electricity actually flows outside, never entering the cabin. that's good information to know now. people on board may not have even realized their plane was ruck by lightning. ey probably wouldn't want to ow either. but they landed and everybody's fine. >> i'm sure they are thankful they didn't see those images until well after they were on the ground. on this good friday we have a survival story that is being
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described just short of a miracle. >> a man missing at sea has been found alive. he's in the hospital recovering from this ordeal. abc's lana zak has his story. >> reporter: these are louis jordan's last moments lost at sea. a coast guard helicopter hoisted him aboard for what was nearly a voyage to the bottom of the sea. these are his first steps on dry land after more than two months. thursday afternoon, the coast guard got word from a german flagship "the houston express" that they had rescued a man from his sailboat about 200 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. he captain said jordan was stranded on the hull of his capsized 35-foot craft "the angel" whose mast snapped in two. he survived by catching fish. he was dehydrated, had a shoulder injury but otherwise in good shape. jordan was well enough to speak to his father. >> i haven't heard you in so long. >> nice to hear your voice. >> his family plans a reunion in the hospital just in time to celebrate easter together.
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lana zak, abc news, new york. >> wow. >> really incredible. you can see from the pictures there the toll that that journey took on his body. he lost a lot of weight with. his clothes were tattered obviously.. his clothes were tattered obviously. his hair and beard had grown out. you can't imagine what two months on a capsized boat would have been like. >> you hear the stories every once in a while. this guy is a fisherman. he went out to fish. he knows how i to catch fish. so that certainly helped him out there.to catch fish. so that certainly helped him out there. that certainly helped him out there always wonder if he would be able to do this. he was drinking rain water, kept himself alive holding to hope and it worked. but i can't imagine. >> i hope once he has had a chance to recover and get hydrated and rest up and see his family we will hear more on his story and get the details. >> the movie is coming in 2017. it will be a disney production. up next we are one close er to a "full house reunion series.
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the skinny is next. "full house" series. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. topping our headlines in "the skinny" this morning. bringing back the tanners. >> netflix is one step closer to ordering a new season of "full house."
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the last season aired 20 years ago, back in 1995. oh, the olson twins were so little then. now tv line is reporting netflix is rebooting the popular abc show. >> it will be called "fuller house" and focus on candace cameron-bure's character and her best friend andrea barber as kimmy gibbler. >> fellow "full house" vets john stamos, bob saget and. david alan coulier are expected to make guest appearances and stamos is producer to the show. turn to another reboot. this time winnie-the-pooh, our parent company, disney developing a live action feature of the animated classic. according to a deadline it will focus on christopher robin as an adult bringing him back to his best bear friend and the story hundred acre wood. >> the announcement comes on the heels of disney's plans to
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release live action version of several classics, including "dumbo," "beauty and the beast," another "alice in wonderland" and "mulan" in the live action winnie-the-pooh is early in the development stages. stay tuned. curious to how it will work out. >> can't wait to see it. continuing the over indulgence in nostalgia this morning comes reboot of another classic '90s movie. >> "ground hog day." we're talking about a musical this time. it is headed to broadway march 9th 2017. this is a 1993 classic comedy starring bill murray a tv weatherman from pittsburgh covering groundhog day in punxsutawney, pennsylvania, stuck in a repeating loop of days. >> theatergoers will be treated to the same show over and over again every single night. i always wondered if for actors on broadway, every night feels like groundhog day. >> i'm so impressed with them. they do a 2:00 show and 8:00 show and everybody in the audience is seeing it for the first time so you have to be on every time. much respect to you guys.
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finally -- all of that nostalgia, let's get to something new. just in time for sunday's premier of the final season of "mad men," amc has put together a fun video titled mad men by the numbers. ♪ >> bombs away."mad men by the numbers." ♪ >> bombs away. ♪ ♪ >> 18. some of those numbers seem low. the slaps seem low to me. the cigarette number there and 18 on the don draper. seven seasons. incidentally, they are not real cigarettes, by the way. they are herbal cigarettes. the beginning of the end of mad men is on abc. >> a lot of fans disappointed about that. >> we have your week in review coming up. stay with us. coming up. stay with us.
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♪ well, we close out the week of divisive politics, startling revelations and potential end to one lawmaker's long political career. >> also a week of celebrities, toasted and roasted. here now is our "friday rewind." >> this is not about discrimination. this is about protecting the religious liberty of every hoosier of every faith. >> no hate in our state! >> if we don't speak out, we are letting them think it is okay with what is going on. we're absolutely not okay with it. >> my son, seth, signed the petition asking me, dad, the governor, to veto this bill. >> these documents don't show any hints of being suicidal or being aggressive. >> somewhere someone allowed this pilot to continue on in his
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training, in spite of what he told them is quite surprising. >> i'm outraged that prosecutors at the justice department were tricked in to starting this investigation three years ago with false allegations by those who have a political motive to silence me, but i will not be silenced. >> i'm so grateful to have my life back. that's all i can say. >> i miss fighting with him to be honest. it's gotten harder to enjoy a good fight as much as ted did. >> paul walker was the one that told me to cut the umbilical cord. as i was cutting the cord two weeks ago, i couldn't stop by thinking about it and when it came time to write the name pauline just came out. >> different is good. [ cheers and applause ] so don't fit in. don't sit still. don't ever try to be less than what you are and when someone
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tells you are different, smile, hold your head up high and be proud. >> people refer to mr. bieber as a kid or as a boy. but here's a news flash, gang, he's a man. a man who sings songs for 9-year-olds. >> what a week it was. >> that was funny. you know what we started the piece off right because so much of the week has been about governor pence and the interview. he did it right on this set with george stephanopoulos and here we are at the end of the week and apparently it has maybe been worked out with a fix there in indiana. >> a lot of major developments we have seen this week in the investigation of the plane crash in the alps and then the justin bieber roast that we will all remember. >> we have the updates on our facebook page. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, possible tornadoes touching down. the damage already left behind and where the severe weather is heading right now. landmark deal. world powers coming to an agreement with iran over its nuclear program but it's not over yet. and the bitter battle brewing in congress as we see celebrations on the streets in tehran. we are live in washington. finally found. the story developing overnight. an amazing discovery out at sea. a sailor missing for months found alive. how did he survive? and tanner reunion. "full house" fans can hardly contain themselves with a possibly of the show making a return.

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