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presidential hopefuls copies to grow. latest entry first term florida senator marco rubio squaring off, digging in and seems to be bracing for a fight. karen travers with the latest. >> reporter: it was a low key start for hillary clinton. >> worked my way across iowa. i'll try both your chai and carmelo and maybe water tooher first appearance in iowa came in a small town coffee shop. >> i think she's got my vote. >> reporter: later she met with a small group of students and teachers at a small community college. >> i want to stand up and fight for people so they they can get ahead and stay ahead. >> reporter: it's all part of had her campaign strategy to make her more engaging and accessible. this time around, she's taking no vote for granted. florida senator marco rubio is back to work after launching his own bid for the white house. will he to share the spotlight with clinton but he used it to his advantage. keying off of her announcement video. >> everyday americans need a
champion and i want to be that champion. >> her ideas to help everyday americans will not help everyday americans. >> jeb bush isn't officially in the race yet but he's looming large over the republican field. especially rubio who considers the former florida governor hob a mentor. >> i'm not running against jeb bush. i hope he's not running against me. we are competing for the same job. >> reporter: hillary clinton is back at it again today touring a small business outside des moines iowa and holding a roundtable. that is what her campaign will look like low key till she kicks off the traditional ral-s sometime next week. tj reena. >> thank you so much. a new safety risk on board airliners. too many passengers squeezed into a small space. sound florida. >> experts warn such conditions could make it hard for people to evacuate after a crash. flight attendants say it has led to an increase in air rage incidents, as well. the amount of space between each row of seats is shrinking. the standard used to be 31
inches. spirit airlines has now just 28 inches. >> here's a look at today's weather. more flooding downpours across the gulf coast up into the tennessee valley. carolina some areas can expect an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain. the west will see more gusty winds and higher elevations could get up to two feet of mountain snow. >> temperatures in the 60s and 70s across most of the nation. 40s in the rockies, 80s in the southwest and in florida. today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of president lincoln. reenactors braved the rain as they gathered at for the theater in washington where he was shot by booth while watching a play. he wasn't pronounced dead till the following morning. to mark the occasion several governors ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff. >> also from washington but on a different note. it was gosspel night last night at the white house ♪ >> oh aretha franklin there, part of a star-studded lineup
performinging for president obama, the first ladies and her mother. president obama called gospel music unique because of its unmatched power. the event was part of the pbs series in performance at the white house and it will be broadcast in late june. >> one of the great things maybe good or bad, depending on who you are, about everybody having a camera in their pocket now is that you catch a lot of stuff on camera some of it odd, some of it embarrassing and we end up putting it on national television. this morning's example takes us to buckingham palaces in london. >> during a changing of the guards one loses his footing and ends up on the ground. he slipped on a manhole cover that's convenient inconveniently locked in front of that septemberry box. >>he guy kept a stiff upper lip. he's holding his weapon. he immediately gets back up. several soldiers pass by as if knock happened. what is it about falling, it's
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we it's a lost and found story years in the making. and the reunion began with our correspondent last week. >> he found a purple heart at a store and now he's found something else. that purple heart's rightful owner. >> a purple heart is one of the most revered military honors and last week for a story, we bought one. >> at a military surplus store here in colorado springs. >> we start the wondering about the name engraved on the back taft m. joseph junior but finding him got off to a rough start. >> i think he thought i was a telemarketer because when i called him, he hung up on me three times. >> so we tracked down his brother who told us taft joseph was a young captain in vietnam. wounded in combat award had purple heart. but sometime back in the '70s, it had gone missing. so we traveled to overland park, kansas to pay retired lieutenant
colonel taft a visit. >> how are you doing? >> taft suffered a seriousers head wound during an attack. >> it's pretty bad. i bled a lot. >> when his heart disappeared, his wife peggy bought him a new one. it wasn't the same. >> he would kind of say that's not my purple heart. >> but we had the real thing. >> got my name on it. >> it's amazing. >> it says for military merit, taft m. joseph junior. >> let me have a kiss. i'm so happy for you. >> nobody knows how that purple heart ended up in colorado. but it's final back home. clayton sandell, abc news overland park kansas. >> you know clayton actually found this originally. he reported on the story about stolen valor, people who tend to be soldiers and members of the armed forces and he found this. and then decided to try and find the guy. >> the point being he was using that as an example how easy it is to acquire one of these things. it shouldn't be that easy. man, shoutout well done.
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all right. restaurants, taxis, technology is making it easier than ever to tip at these places. but it's not necessarily easier on your wallet. >> so what should you really give a waiter versus a driver for a cab? nick watt gets to the bottom of it. >> reporter: buy a $3 coffee these days and prepare for this. one, two, or three buck tip options. that's 33, 66 or 100%. take the new york city cab and the lowest option offered is 20%. i always thought 20% was the top end of the scale. >> what we're expected to tip is
going up. >> yes, it is absolutely. the new norm is now 18 to 20. >> for a smile, you're talking 22% at least. these machines pay by ipad are largely the reason. now, look closely and there is a customized tip option. is it okay to go for the manual option and go cheaper? >> absolutely. no one said an you're not held hostage you know but the thing is you're going to have to stand there, hit it the other, calculate it yourself. and then put it in. all along everybody is standing at you. >> i don't think you should be embarrassed into tipping something. >> christina martin dale is concierge at the four seasons in beverly hills. her guide, car val bellhop five bucks a bag, ten for three or four. >> $3 coffee what are we talking >> i don't think i very often tip the barista to be honest.
>> brave enough to use the customized tip option but you're going to look like a cheapskate. >> perception is reality. >> and if 20% is the lowest option, you've almost got to the go for 25. nick watt abc angeles >> 25? do you know when i was in london, they put an automatic 12% tip. >> cab ride? >> no, on your bill for dinner food. restaurants. and they said they're very happy. i felt awkward and kept telling my friend is that enough? it's more than enough in this country. i prefer 20%. >> i bet you would. who wouldn't tip that lady 30. ers. >> 30 i'm with you on 30. look at those waffle fries. that's an extra 5%. maybe 35%. that's the news for this half hour. remember to follow us on facebook. >> what should we be tipped for this broadcast?
this morning on "world news now," deputy charged. the volunteer officer accused of shooting a suspect with his gun instead of using a stun gun. he's booked. the dead victim's family speaks out. >> he was loving he was caring. and he was my brother that i'll never see again. >> the charges he faces in the middle of growing outrage nationwide over police conduct. extreme weather blinding conditions from dust storms in the west causing huge pileups while driving downpours flood the southeast. the latest from accuweather. >> an instant pay raise. the boss of this company giving even the lowest level workers an annual salary of $70,000. the excitement and disbelief at work on had wednesday, april 15th. >> from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and
reena ninan. >> good morning, everyone. ain't no sunshine when he's gone. and he's gone away too long. >> coming back with a song. >> you know you know you know. >> you know who sings that song? >> yeah bill. >> bill. is somebody at thing you in your ear right now? you all can't get it for her quick enough? bill withers. >> why is it that you know exactly where to out me on this show. >> i wasn't trying to out you. you out yourself plenty reena neenen. >> it's ninan, by the way. you've been gone too longing >> two dag gone days. >> you were giving a speech somewhere. >> yes i went back to my native arkansas and imparted my knowledge. >> how long did that take? >> about ten minutes. it's been on the decline since i left. it's good to be back in new york and my goodness tulsa, oklahoma. >> yes. >> what in the world is going on in the world these days? questions about that volunteer
deputy there grabbed his gun instead of i guess you've been hearing the word taser, stun gun, whatever it is. he was hoping to just stop the guy, if you will and killed him instead. >> and now he's actually been formally charged with mon slaughter following the death of a black man two weeks ago. but should he have been at the scene at allel? rhinowens reports from tulsa. >> reporter: he's a grandfather, an insurance company ceo and an accused felon. 73-year-old robert bates swarmed by cameras as he turns himself in to the county jail accused of second degree man slot ir. >> i feel that they're unwarned and shouldn't have been brought. >> reporter: authorities say he fatally shot 43-year-old eric harris after confusing a gun with his taser. harris running after allegedly selling guns and drugs to an undercover officer. they catch up to him, but then -- >> i shot him. i'm sorry. >> reporter: you hear deputy bates apologizing after firing
his gun instead of that taser. harris later dies from his wounds. >> he was caring. and he was my brother that i'll never see again. >> reporter: but why was bates a volunteer reserve officer even at an undercover sting? his family's attorney alleged bates was shelling out big bucks for the chance to play police officer. bates is close to the local sheriff, headed up his re-election campaign and donated thousands. had the sheriff's office and bates' lawyer both say he had the proper training to be at the scene and his past generosity shouldn't be used against him. >> the fact that he has been generous with the sheriff's department and the city of tulsa is not a bad fact. it's a good fact. >> reporter: here in tulsa, there is a small memorial at the scene of this crime or this accident depending on which side you believe. this morning, bates is out of jail and due in court next week.
rhinowens, abc news tulsa, oklahoma. another shocking police video is under scrutiny this morning. an officer near tucson mowing down a suspect with a car. let me caution you. the video is hard to watch. you can see one cruiser following from a safe distance after the man fired into the air. that's when another officer slams into mario valencia sending had imflying. valencia survived spending to days in the hospital before he was jailed. >> when he comes around the corner he knows several things. you know that the guy's not obeying commands the guy has a high-powered rifle. the guy has already cranked off one round. >> it took place in ma rana arizona, in february. officer was cleared of any wrongdoing and he is now back on the force. >> protesters rallying against police brutality have returned to the streets, thousands marching in major cities across the country including new york where dozens of demonstrators were arrested as the crowd moved from manhattan to brooklyn. some people blocking traffic and
refusing to move. two officers were injured one hit with a bottle. >> arrests on the west coast, about 15 people taken into custody in l.a. blocked train tracks for a couple of hours calling for justice and others who have died at the hands of police. >> one man has been killed and more than two dozen othered injured in a pile-up in utah drig triggered by a massive dust storm on interstate 80 near the nevada state line. 25 people were injured in the chain reaction that involved at least six tractor-trailers. those heavy winds uprooted trees and forced a standstill at salt lake city's airport. meantime further west dust storms triggered fileups in fresno california that involved at least seven vehicles. gusts up to 30 miles an hour limited visibility to ten feet. luckily, there were no serious injuries. >> turn to the east now. water prompting flood watches and warnings across a broad area
of the gulf coast. heavy downpours in northern mississippi triggered flash floods that submerged nearly a dozen streets. the city got several inches of rain in just an hour. justin povick has our forecast for today. >> thanks and good morning. the northeast is looking beautiful on this wednesday. lots of sunshine. comfortable highs for the afternoon. mostly in the 60s. it's going to be warm in the south. we are concerned about more dangerous weather late day in terms of thunderstorms. some could can be severe with large hail damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. a lot of. >> ryan: continuing over the south and into the southeast. santa and nap winds a concern toward los angeles. it's going to be warm here. but that's also a threat for high fire danger. that will extend into the desert southwest and also the western planes. later on this week more wet weather in the south. some of the showers return to the northeast and the west remains dry. everything j. and reena, back to you. >> thanks so much. a developing story from yemen. the middle eastern country on
the verge of collapse. the al qaeda brank there says a u.s. drone strike killed its top cleric. ibraheem al rubaysh had a $5 million price tag on his head and joined al qaeda after being released from the u.s. prison camp at. hundreds of girls kidnap inside nigeria remembered last night. it's been one year since boca haram took the girls. the abduction sparked international outrage. boca haram claims they've been married off to fighters >> listen to this now. a government watchdog agency is warning about the security risks to airline controls by passengers who are using wi-fi. the government accounting office says the avionics system which controls the aircroft could be hacked. lawmakers are urging the faa to step up security procedures to prevent something like that from happening. the cdc investigating an
outbreak of the norovirus on two cruise ships while both were aheaded to san diego. hundreds of passengers got sick. now they're talking about what it was like on board. here now abc's brandie hip. >> sick and tired. that's how passengers board bood the legend of the seas described part of their vacation now on dry land in san diego. brook fagen is one of the 133 people falling ill. >> i was in and out of the bathroom for whoo quite awhile the day. >> i need to be quaurn teebed. >> one day earlier the celebrity infinity docked in san diego following a norovirus outbreak that sickened 100 passengers. but there have also been nightmare vacations like the car val triumph two years ago. >> the boat caught on fire this morning. >> both cruise lines saying their ships have undergone a thorough sanitizing but families on the legend of the seas next voyage and the taking chances. >> i have color rompl wipes. i'm going to clean everything else again. >> passengers who fell ill on the last voyage have been given
a credit for two free nights on another cruise. the legends of the seas is set to sail again after a thorough scrub down. >> today is april 15th one of the most infamous dates of the year because it's a tax deadline day. taxpayers have till midnight to file both their federal and state income tax returns. those who don't think they're going to make that deadline can file an automatic six-month extension. if you do so you've got to estimate your tax liability and pay the amount due. did you file? >> yes, i did. partly why i'm having a really bad week. >> sorry. a florist is offering customers 22% off some items to mark equal payday marking how far into a new year on average a woman must work to earn as much as a man did in the previous year. the figure is used because nationwide women earn 22% less than men. did you hear that? >> every company -- it's a good way to bring attention to something people don't realize. you hear about how women don't
get paid as much but not sure about the figure. to hear that number every company should do that. that's a great way to bring attention to it. >> you didn't bring me any flowers. >> i didn't know the whole thing was happening >> there's always tomorrow. >> i would just bring you flowers just because i want to bring you flowers. >> how come that's never happened? >> you haven't gotten flowers. >> from you, no. >> you're on the fifth floor, right? >> i'm on the fourth floor. >> there it is. there it is. some lady on the fifth floor loves t.j. holmes right now. i got a guy in seattle to tell you about. he's putting a plan in place to make sure all employees earn at least $07,000 a year. >> dan price is the ceo of a credit card payments company called gravity payments. he was high fiving with workers yesterday as word. his salary will shrink in $1 million to $70,000, as well. 70 of his 120 employees will see significant increases. >> man, maybe now i can do like
a one-bedroom. maybe i can do two. maybe i can move into a bigger place. >> price's plan ames to have everyone at the company earning $70,000 or more by december of 2017. that means their salary will double for some employees. >> i hope every boss in the country is listening. >> especially disney. >> coming up in the mix," a dramatic cinematic production from a guy trying to sell his 13-year-old car. >> also ahead, generating power by walking down the street. see how a hi-tech boot can create energy to recharge your devices and why the military is interested. >> and how actress rit sa wilson took action and demanded a second opinion after a health scare. tom hanks' wife sending out a serious message. >> first find us on facebook. @twitter abc wnn. you're watching world news now. but a lot of us leave our identities unprotected. nearly half a million cars were stolen in 2012.
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♪ when a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothing else ♪ >> that's percy sledge. >> that brother was in pain singing that song. that's what makes it wonderful. there he is belting out his debut single. it was a number one hit, you know it and know it well. "when a man loves a woman." said he was inspired to write
that song by an ex-girlfriend who left him for a modeling career. he died yesterday in louisiana after a year long battle with cancer. he's a member of the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. 74 years old. percy sledge. >> i've never seen that video before of him singing like that. >> that song you could tell he was emotional about it and whiter shade of pale that he had, i love that voice. >> percy sledge download day. >> please. yes. >> actress rita wilson has been battling breast cancer. she's revealed the diagnosis and she's had a double mastectomy. >> it took a second opinion to detect the cancer and sending a message out to women about her struggle. lynn zi davis with the story. >> reporter: rita wilson actress and wife of tom hanks going public about her bat with breast cancer. wilson telling "people" magazine like angelina jolie before her, she underwent a double mastectomy not after a genetic discovery but after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma
saying in a statement, i am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery. why? because i caught this early. have excellent doctors, and because i got a second opinion. to her friends on facebook she wrote a second opinion is necessary and vital. not just by another doctor but by another pathologist. >> asking for a second opinion or a second read on that pathology specimen or biopsy slide is always an option. it's always appropriate. >> only the second opinion caught the cellular change. wilson appears optimistic writing i hope this encourage others to get a second opinion and to trust their instincts if something doesn't feel right. as for when you should get a second opinion, doctors we spoke to said it's normally definitely benign or definitely cancer if it's anywhere on the cusp or between those two, get a second opinion. lynn zi davis, abc news. >> had coming up these boots were made for charging. the hi-tech footwear that generates electricity with each
despite all of our hi-tech began yets, battery life remains a big issue for consumers. for soldiers it's a more serious issue. >> researchers are working on a charger that can help us all stay powered up just by putting one foot in front of the other. tech contributor tin nan trin has the details. >> there are million people in new york city. that's 16 million feet pounding the pavement every day. what if all those feet could do more than get from point a to point b? what if they could generate power? that's the idea weave the kinetic boot. unlike your ordinary pair of
work boots, these can be put to work. >> you can charge basically two or three iphone with an hour walk. >> the boot is a prototype that harnesses energy from walking and converts it into power. >> as you go up your muscle gives energy to lift it. as you go down there's free energy. as the boot touch the floor, we're grabbing part of that energy and turn it into electricity. >> together with lockheed martin, the company is testing the boot with the military a group that needs rugged footwear and power on the go. >> when you think about what they have to carry when they go on a mission, there are so many different pieces. >> along with their gear they can carry over 15 pounds of batteries. compare that to only two or three extra ounces added by the kinetic boot. >> if we can provide them with a power source that is really lightweight and can help kind of reduce that burden that's going to have a huge impact. >> still, the boot has to hold up in tough conditions. i headed outside to try it out. >> feels natural like i'm not really having to do any extra,
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>> and now it's time for the mix. it's hard to sell a used car sometimes. you've got to be creative in this day and age. a 33-year-old man wanted to sell his 2002 ford taurus. and he decided to shoot a commercial with a drone. take a look. >> this is ford taurus. the sensational used car that's getting all the rave reviews. >> yep, this man who did this is a producer based out of omaha, nebraska. he created this dramatic video from a 1987 ford commercial. the car, by the way, has 125,000 miles and their asking price is $3,000. is that pretty good. >> a classic. >> that's a classic car? >> not really. >> i was going to say. >> but it holds up well. >> yeah. >> that ford taurus was a popular. rental car.
wasn't it? it holds up. >> hey. carpooling with the kids. maybe it's okay. >> i love that commercial. we're always looking for the fountain of youth. we have found it. and the fountain is flowing with beer. it's flowing. what would you pay, yes, you're not a beer drinker. what if i told you there's a beer that can make you look younger and more beautiful? >> what. >> they are offering over in japan, a new beer by the name of precious. >> go to japan. >> let's go to japan. you know why it's precious. >> it's laced with collagen. >> the beer has collagen. >> collagen is in the beer. two grams. a lot of people know it's a protein found in your skin has to do with firmness. people do these collagen implants in their face. >> i don't think you can consume it. >> don't kill my vibe. let me give them the good news before you shoot it down. they are saying -- this is big in japan to have foods enriched with collagen. they've been doing it for a long
time. we're just kind of catching on here possibly but the latest thing is a beer. would you drink it? >> no. >> why not. >> i'm not a beer drinker. >> if they can preserve this. >> preserve this. with beer. >> because it's youthful now. >> you know what when it starts to crack and droops. >> crack and droop. >> you start drinking beer. >> you start drinking wine and let it all go. >> scientists say this is complete crap. >> now you tell us now you tell us. you went to the end. >> you can't ingest collagen. that's what they say. >> we don't want viewers to get sick. >> from beer to bacon. a replica of the stanley cup cup in canada made out of bacon. there it is. it's in montreal. love that town montreal. and they also sell bacon baus with bacon piz sa and bacon maple cocktail. i should
this morning on "world news now," caught on camera. a controversial call by a police officer using his squad car to stop a suspect with a high powered weapon. the disturbing scenes and the police chief's explanation. >> no mercy from an atlanta judge punishing educators convicted of a cheating scandal. the drama in court and the harsh prison sentences. >> travel advice. it could be the biggest vacation season. why you'll want to book your trip sooner than ever before. >> i can't even get a line out until dopey starts whispering in your ear. you're not even watching anymore. >> and hollywood meltdown. this was apparently no act from dennis quaid losing his cool on a movie set. what exactly set him off? that's in "the skinny"" on this wednesday, april 15th. from abc news, this is "world
news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> when was the last time you said the name dennis quaid? >> we were talking about who would leak something like that. >> i mean more speculating, maybe this was just to get attention because he has projects coming up. blah, blah, blah. but of course, everything's going to get out these days. >> i guess this is a good time to mention our between commercial breaks, a lot of interesting talk. >> it's not that interesting. i mean not that kind of interesting. >> it's not dennis quaid level. that's what you're saying. so katie puts that together every week. always interesting to check out. >> we do have our days. >> i don't think you saw last week's. did you see last week's? it was pretty interesting. >> yeah, i saw last week's. as always, you were the star. >> by star, you mean i made a total fool of myself. >> no, no all the right and wrong reasons, you're always the star of the show. >> yeah uh-huh. i'm the star also who did her tax returns, by the way. today's tax day. >> some of you probably still up dealing with that stuff right
now. welcome and good luck. let's start though. another one, yes, another one to tell you about, another confrontation between a police officer and a suspect caught on camera once again near tucson. >> this officer has been deliberately ramming a suspect with his squad car. the impact so powerful the man's actually thrown into the air. abc's mara schiavocampo mass more. we have to warn you, this video is pretty disturbing. >> newly released police dashcam video, arizona police pursuing a man they say was a suspect in several thefts, including allegedly stealing a rifle. the video shows the suspect, mario valencia as he walks down the street, firing a gun. >> all right, one round just went out. >> the guy has already cranked off one round and the guy is the now very near to heavily populated businesses. >> hands off the gun. the gun is loaded. >> suddenly a second cruiser speeds by driving onto the sidewalk slamming into the suspect. >> when he comes around the
corner, he knows several things. you know, that the guy's not obeying commands. >> reporter: this video from the other car's dashcam. with a cracked windshield from the impact. this incident took place in february. the suspect was hospitalized for two days before being arrested and booked. he's facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to shoplifting with a firearm. the marana police chief says ramming a suspect is not usual protocol and is grateful that everyone is okay. mara schiavocampo, abc news new york. >> now the tulsa, oklahoma, volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after pulling out his gun instead of a taser has now been formally charged. robert bates is 73 years old and appeared in court yesterday to face a second degree manslaughter count. posted $25,000 bond. was released. police say bates made a mistake. it was a fatal mistake when he shot suspect eric harris who later died. bates is due back in court next week.
>> as the new batch of videos comes to light, protesterses are back at it again, speaking out against police brutality and excessive force. at least 35 demonstrators were arrested after clashing with police in new york. they marched through manhattan, blocked the brooklyn bridge at the height of rush hour and stretched across a busy intersection. two officers were injured in the chaos. a similar scene in los angeles with a smaller group of protesters. more than a dozen people handcuffed and hauled away when they refused orders to disperse. the demonstrators blocked train tracks in the downtown area for two hours keeping frustrated commuters from getting home. >> all of those atlanta educators sentenced to prison in a cheating scandal have actually been released on bond now, their release is part of an appeals process which could take years to resolve. here now abc's steve osunsami. >> cheating was going on and your client promoted it. >> convicted teachers who refused to take a sentencing deal and avoid jail time were
crying in court as the judge threw the book at them. >> you sit down. i'm going to put you in jail. >> three school administrators were sentenced to 20 years and will serve seven. the lightest sentence was a year in jail. >> this is the time to search your soul, and maybe we can end this. just taking responsibility and nobody has taken any responsibility. >> the teachers who prosecutors say changed answers on student tests to improve their school's scores passed on the deal from the state because if they took it they could no longer appeal their convictions. >> i know you may want to hear an admission of guilt. but i can't do that because it's not the truth. >> the teachers here have maintained their innocence saying it wasn't their fault that they were pressured to raise test scores or lose their jobs. prosecutors say this ends a sad chapter for atlanta schools and should send a warning to educators everywhere. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> so you're kind of fired up about this one.
>> okay. i get it. i get it. but when you hear, they cheated on tests. yes, i mean, 20 years in prison. it's hard to wrap your head around that. yes, we know it was wrong. it's hard to process that and when you hear about other things that happen and i mean, people manslaughter charges and killing people hitting them with their cars get three months in jail and this happens. it's hard to make sense of it sometimes. >> i hear you. well, on to other news here. today marks two years since the boston marathon bombing and the judge in the trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev has some new orders for jurors. they've been told to stay away from this year's marathon which will be run this coming monday. the following day, the penalty face of his trial will begin that's when the jury will begin deciding whether tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or spend life in prison. tsarnaev was convicted last week. meantime authorities in massachusettss are flying helicopters equipped with
radiation detection equipment along the marathon route. the measurements they take now will be compared with those taken during the race. areas showing significant differences will be given special attention. several other enhanced security measures will also be in place to keep spectators and runners safe. >> a massive dust storm in utah has triggered a deadly highway pile-up. one man dead, 25 others injured. the near whiteout conditions on interstate 0 forced a tractor trailer to stop in its tracks. that started a chain reaction that eventually involved at least six tractor-trailers, a dozen cars. those heavy winds also uprooted trees, even forced a standstill at salt lake city's airport. also dust storms triggered pile-ups in fresno, california. wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour reduced vis be the to barely ten feet. at least seven vehicles involved in two crashes. no one seriously injured here. >> now here's a look at today's weather. the west sees more heavy winds and the higher elevations could get up to two feet of fresh mountain snow. a stationary front stalled over
the mid south brings heavy rains and flooding across the gulf coast and up into the tennessee valley, some areas can expect an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain. >> temperatures in the 60s and 70s across much of the country. 40s in the intermountain west. 80s in the southwest and in florida. right now, history is in the making across four states as surgeons complete the nation's longest interhospital kidney donation chain. when all is said and done, eight surgeons at 26 hospitals will have swapped 34 kidneys over the course of three months. it all started when a 56-year-old teacher from wisconsin needed a new kidney. her brother-in-law offered his. it wasn't a match. the national donor exchange found matches for both of them triggering this amazing chain reaction. >> how this could have hapned the way it d over the course of three months is just mind blowing. >> so we got 68 lives now have been changed in what surgeons are calling the longest multihospital kidney chain in
u.s. history. >> there's a possible link between diabetes during pregnancy and children with autism. a new study found that diabetes which develops early in pregnancy may increase a woman's chance of giving birth to a child with autism. researchers say it's possible that exposure to high levels of sugar may damage the developing fetal brain. >> there's going to be a whole lot of estrogen in one houston home. mom and dad are the proud parents of the first ever all female quintuplets born in the u.s. they already have a big sister, six girls total. look out, daddy. the babies were born by c-section at least over 28 weeks. so they'll be staying at the hospital a little while longer. >> that dad is -- he is going to have a heck of a life. but that's fun to have all girls in the house like that. that is really sweet. >> you quadruple your wardrobe. you six times your wardrobe because have you big sisters. >> how do you do that, you just swap stuff out?
everybody trades? >> sometimes you don't tell when you take it. >> another wildlife sighting on the streets in new york city. when i say that, what would people come to mind? what do you think is running around on the streets in new york? >> rats, no question about it. >> not this time though. >> no, we're talking about a coyote seen running around yesterday in manhattan's is fashionable chelsea neighborhood. estimates are the animal was between 60 and 70 pounds. >> at least a third coyote encountered in manhattan this year. a couple in january. after a lengthy effort police cornered the coyote shot it with a tranquilizer got it in a cage. it will be released back in the wild. we'll see him again in about two weeks. >> coming up was it a stunt or did dennis quaid really lose his cool on a movie set? see for yourself in "the skinny"". >> later the boxing match of the century. how fighter floyd mayweather junior is getting ready for a win, a win that's worth possibly
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think about hitting the road. gas buddy just released its new prediction that by summer gas prices could drop back to to around $2.35 a gallon that's $1.35 less than last summer. >> on average, about $20 you'll save at the pump. >> reporter: plan to see the world. the dollar is the strongest it's been in more than a decade meaning you can stretch it further against currencies like the euro and british pound and that means you can go farther, too. head to paris in june and you can buy 25% more croissants and cafe au laits than you could have last summer. >> the perfect time to go to europe. international hotel prices are down 7% compared to last year. >> let your credit card take you places. many credit card companies offer new customers enough bonus miles for a round trip ticket or hotel room if you spend a certain amount in the first three months. by july, you could be on your way to your dream summer vacation. unfortunately, there is some bad
news. airfare isn't expected to get cheaper. and that great exchange rate, don't expect it to make buying those luxury foreign goods any cheaper. >> if you're going to want to shop at luxury stores you're going to have to pay those designer prices. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis abc news, phoenix. >> she never lets us down. >> ever. >> right? >> thank you as always. >> next, a major hollywood freakout. actor dennis quaid explodes on set, but was he faking it? >> also the impressive impressionist. his final tribute to robin williams. "the skinny" next. impressionist. his final tribute to robin williams. "the skinny" next.
♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> all right. let's start major hollywood meltdown for actor dennis quaid. he appeared to have this meltdown on set. >> the rant was caught on camera and shows the actor going on a profanity laced tirade expressing severe displeasure with several other folks on set and distracting him. >> i can't even get a line out until dopey starts whispering in your ear and you're not even watching anymore. >> dennis. >> don't dennis me. i'm doing my job here. i'm a pro. this is the most unprofessional set i have ever been on. this is horse [ expletive ].
i can't even get. >> we've seen this sort of thing before from high powered men like christian bale and david o. russell. some think it may be just a stunt. >> yesterday crackle announced that quaid would start in a new series on the channel. he has not responded to any questions about the rant. was it the real thing? was it staged? well if it was staged, he is a great actor. >> might get another oscar or something. good news for justin bieber fans. he's out with a new music video. kind of. >> a lot of people remember the lip sync video from a few years back. justin bieber's rendition of carly rae jepsen's hit song "call me maybe." >> now he's back this time having fun with her latest hit "i really like you." >> i need to tell you something ♪ i really, really, really really, really like you and want you to want me to want me too ♪ >> bieber pulled in some star power for this ariana grande, you might have seen her in there, kendall jenner is in
there somewhere. >> his closest pal may be carly rae jepsen. she made a quick cameo alongside tom hanks in her official video for the song. catchy. >> her last one was catchy to the point of annoyance. >> my kids sing it and they're toddlers. >> we've got a video tribute now to robin williams going viral. an actor doing spot-on impressions of robin. >> jami cost at that time runs the gamut of williams acting career starting with morning and mindy and working his way through williams most beloved roles. >> 10,000 years will give you such a crank in the neck. you ain't never had a friend like me. god, i hope it's not miranda. hello. oh, definitely dear. >> come on, will. tell me what you want to do with your life. >> i don't know, say anything. say you want to see about a girl. always a winner in my book. >> oh. from lad din to mrs. doubt fire to good will hunting he certainly is convincing. i like the mrs. doubt fire the best. >> the video titled "never had a friend like him."
op his youtube page. his caption reads "my tribute to a man whose spark ignited my passion." i closed my eyes to listen to it just now, and you think you're listening to robin williams. . >> you totally do. from billy joel is going to have someone new to sing a lullaby, too. 65-year-old young man piano man and girlfriend alexis roderick are expecting their first child together this summer. >> this will be the second child for joel. >> he has a daughter 29 years old, alexa ray from his marriage to christie brinkley. >> roderick is an accomplished equestrian and a former finance executive. the couple met at a long island restaurant in 2009 and have been together since and a big congratulations. >> coming up here, are you a big boxing fan? >> oh. >> just go yes. >> yes. >> yes is the right word. yes, so we're going to be watching. we should get together and watch this fight. >> i would love to actually. >> money mayweather, biggest fight in history. we'll tell you how he's preparing for this big fight. >> the world's highest paid athlete sits down with katie
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♪ >> well, in just a few short weeks -- always causing trouble on this show -- millions of people will watch the fight of the century. you're really into this. >> i am so excited about this fight. we've all been waiting five years at least for this to happen. millions will be watching millions of dollars will go to the two men stepping into the ring. manny pacquiao and floyd mayweather. yahoo! news global indicate can i couric gets their thoughts on this upcoming battle. >> floyd mayweather is the world's highest paid athlete. and he's not shy about it. >> i'll sell you a lifestyle, but the lifestyle i'm selling
you is real. i have three buggatis and houses everywhere that i own. i really make nine figures in 36 minutes. >> he's known to have a million bucks in cash handy at any time. and may 2nd will be the biggest payday yet for him when he faces manny pachuiao in what's being called the fight of the century. this fight is huge, floyd. it's supposed to generate what, $400 million. you're going to make $180 million in this fight no matter what happens. are you surprised it's generating this much money? >> well, it takes me to generate this. >> the 38-year-old is undefeated in his professional career and has won ten world titles. but it wasn't always big fights and huge paydays for the michigan born mayweather. growing up in a troubled home with his father serving time in jail on drug charges, young floyd found his escape in boxing. pacquiao also faced his share of struggles growing up in poverty in his native philippines. he says he took up boxing to
earn money for his family. how much would you get paid when you were starting out? >> $2. >> $2. >> if you lose, $1. >> but on may 2nd, all eyes will be on what mayweather and pacquiao do in the ring. what are you most concerned about when it comes to your opponent, manny pacquiao? >> nothing at all. >> nothing? >> nothing at all. >> come on. >> i know i'm great. i got here somehow, some way. doing the right things, pushing myself. believing. >> you cannot miss this fight. >> no, i'm excited. i totally am. who are you rooting for? >> money mayweather. he's 37-0. he hasn't lost yet. i'm not going to start betting against him now. >> i'm going to bet against him. i'm always about the underdog in a fight. >> let me know how it works out in vegas for you.
making news in america this morning -- protest iraq. from coast to coast. demonstrators denouncing police brutality. child weather. dust storms and winds blanketing cities. causing deadly accidents and shutting down an airport. rough landing. a plane skids off a runway slamming into a tower. new video of the the damaged engine and details op the passengers' injuries. big news from the piano man. the life-changing announcement from billy joel. and good wednesday morning to you all. we begin with a renewed