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er. it can eat through concrete. to use this you definitely need to know what you're doing. it certainly left an indeadable mark on this crime scene. crucially an alarm did go off during this heist so police are now investigating how and why a decision was taken not to respond. there is still no sign of the thieves or their loot. hey mish mcdonald, abc news london. >> the vatican has confirmed pope francis will visit cuba before heading to the u.s. in september. news of the pope's visit was greeted with prayers and excitement in havana. the pontiff played a major role in the restoration of diplomatic ties between the two countries. while in the u.s. he will address congress, meet with president obama and stop by new york and philadelphia. he may also -- >> also from latin america, a spectacular volcanic eruption. that col vein know in southern chile sending a giant cloud of ash miles into the sky, the first eruption since 1972.
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three communities nearby were evacuated. this volcano is considered one of chile's most dangerous but it sure can put on a show. look at that. >> wisconsin governor scott walker marked earth day like a lot of people did around the country. he did it by proposing to fire dozens of state environmental employees. 57 in particular. of the wisconsin state department of natural resources. they have started getting formal notices that their jobs will be casualties of governor walker's cutbacks. they're responsible for managing the state's fish wildlife forest parks, air and water resources. you know stuff that helps the earth. >> i don't think that was good timing >> timing is off. people have been bad with timing lately. >> what about today's forecast? whwhat's that noah. >> boston freeze advisories the upper midwest and the ohio valley stormy from denver to dallas and to the gulf coast,
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powerful winds and tornadoes possible. rainy in the west and the northeast snow showers in upper new england. >> 70s and 80s in phoenix, denver dallas and miami. 50s in seattle, chicago, and new york. 48 for the good folks up in detroit. >> many folks will be arriving to work today with a little extra something. a kid. today is take our kids to workday. first lady started the celebration early with a special gathering at the white house on wednesday and got a surprise compliment from a young visitor who did not believe mrs. obama was telling the truth about her age saying you are too young for a 51-year-old. flattered? the first lady invited the little girl on stage for a hug. >> good call kido. >> give her a nice compliment and get on is taken, meet the first lady. that's fantastic. >> it's a true compliment. >> and the kid was being honest. you know kids out of the muaths of babes. >> south florida now, a school is encourageing students to think outside the box and the school
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built in some help. >> in the form of a slide from a second floor classroom down to the first. it took eight months to install. >> the teachers say the slide helps kids think about different ways of involving problems like getting from one floor to the other. yes, the kids can still use the stairs if they want to. i did a story with a school in atlanta, an academy there that has this and they say anyone who visits you are required to go down the slide. >> wow. i think this could be terrific from our fifth floor newsroom to our studio on the third floor. >> that's two flights. that's a little ambitious. >> we like to be ambitious around here. >> dangerous no, ambitious, yes. >> danger. >> well -- >> water slide. as scott suggested is upstairs. >> any other suggestions? what we can d have more fun? >> the morning is still younging. >> no heels? >> no >> heels. >> you. >> oh. me. >> yes. >> oh. >> wow. >> have a party. >> we've got to -- a class
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assignment is taking the class by storm. finish a simple sentence. >> also ahead, the competitive sled dog entered during a big race across alaska. this dog went on her own long journey. you'll see how it ends. >> later we'll take you back 14 years when sending text messages was cutting edge. throwback thursday on "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power & free. it's time to change the way we clean. and free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it kills 99.9% of germs. that's healthing. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. lysol. start healthing. for healthy floors try lysol clean & fresh. the only cleaner approved to kill germs even when diluted.
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know put ventilate him soet could breathe because of the swelling. that was the first thing, is he going to make it. >> his friends say hatfield is still recovering. they're happy he's still alive. hatfield now facing charges of keeping that snake illegally without proper permits or a cage. >> give the guy a break on the charges. he suffered enough has he not? >> that looked pretty painful. >> where is he from? >> tier tampa, florida. >> i know some people in that neck of the woods. they always make decisions that badly? >> you're hinting. it's my hometown. >> i'm not hinting. i'm saying directly. >> i'm very proud of my state and hometown. >> turn to an amazing reunion now. a woman in alaska with her beloved husky sled dog. the dog went business hadding for a month after taking part in the iditarod race. >> the dog went 100 miles before finally being found. david wright has the story. >> reporter: the most grueling sled dog race in the world. a thousand miles through the
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alaskan tundra was too much for 3-year-old sirabi her musher dropped her midway through because of a sore shoulder. >> even though she wanted to stay in the race he made the decision to leave her at the checkpoint. obviously she wasn't done running. >> she managed to escape in anchorage and went missing for a month volunteers passed out flyers and hung posters in hopes of finding her. turns how the she mushed herself to glacier view 100 miles away and last week turned up again this time poking around a church in palmer 40 miles from anchorage. >> two ladies in a car looking for surabi and mentioned she had seen her walk through our backyard. >> the reverend tim kerrick mounted a camera and put out food. >> i checked the sd card and there was over 200 pictures. >> finally managing to corral the stray dog into a cage.
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all told, siri traveled at least 150 miles, not quite and i dit rod but impressive enough. >> i can't wait to give her a chance to complete the race. >> david wright abc news new york. >> moral of the story. >> what's that. >> the dog wants to keep going, keep going. >> dog needs a vacation. took a month. >> which is too much pressure. >> you let me out of here you won't find me for a month or two. >> you're never coming back. >> coming up throwback thursday and one that might make you stop taking your smartphone for granted. >> yes texting. how it changed the world. that's next on "world news now." "w
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well, for many of us texting has now surpassed the phone call as our preferred method of communicating with each other. not long texting was a brand-new phenomenon. >> so for this throwback thursday we found this report from the ned potter and the advent of texting in the modern world. >> reporter: lets say you're a student in the philippines and trying to get your president impeached. and it would really help to start a big demonstration in an hour. so you gather a crowd by texting people. typing and sending them very
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short messages using the readout screen on a cell phone or a pager with a tiny keyboard. it's cheaper than a call can be used to reach many people at once and it's sweeping the globe. >> you're talking about being able to access somebody no matter where they are, no matter what time of the day it is no matter whether they're at work, whether they're at home, whether they're walking down the street. >> reporter: jeff new man has a website that tos this technology. american airlines has begun using it texting passengers if their flights are delayed. it was used to appeal for blood donations in india after january's earthquake and it really did help oust the philippine president. they called it the text messaging revolution. it's also the rage among the world's teenagers, in britain, 77% of teens own cell phones. but they're texting on them not talking >> texting is driving it because the youngsters especially love the idea that they can do something a little bit secret. it's very much a young person's
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communication. >> h.e.l.l.o and the exclamation point is a capitalized a. >> and now you're thinking why not just give me a phone call. >> yeah. >> reporter: look around instead of calling. >> hi honey, it's me you will see more people texting. it's cheap, cool just like e-mail except it's with you all the time. ned potter abc news, new york. >> that's funny. are you one? you'll text before you pick up the phone and call someone? >> i just recently started getting texts. i've got like six text messages from people here. not that much. >> just six? >> yeah. >> i'm sorry. >> i tried to text you. your stuff's not working. >> you know why, because i was abroad when you did that. i was in london. >> you were in the makeup room when we were eating chicken or something. you were trying to order food. you asked me for my order and the message never came through. >> it's not my problem.
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>> it's not my problem. the third great teacher starting a movement across america. a simple classroom assignment asking her students to finish this sentence. i wish my teacher knew. >> and the answers were heart breaking, honest hopeful, all shared online and revealed powerful messages that nobody was really expect package.here now abc's david muir. >> i wish my teacher knew that -- >> reporter: it all started inside this classroom in denver colorado. >> i wish my teacher knew that my reading log is not signed because my mom is not around a lot.
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>> reporter: a third grade teacher and then assignment. finish this sentence i wish my teacher knew. >> i wish my teacher knew i don't have pencils to do my homework. >> that teacher ooch kyle swartz wanted to know her students better almost all of them under the poverty line. one writing i wish my teacher knew my parents or that i wanted to go to college. >> kids were share something like i wish my teacher knew that i want a friend to play with me. >> reporter: and then something unexpected. >> it was really beautiful to see another kid putting their arm around them or saying we got your back. >> reporter: that teacher then posting the messages on twitter. >> these notes are heart breaking and it's very commonplace in a school like this. and quite frankly, schools all over the country. >> reporter: teachers across the country had the same assignment. one student writing i wish my teacher knew my tooth is wiggling. donations for kyle's class back in denver to buy that classroom the supplies those children desperately need.
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>> not only just having it live in a classroom but giving children a voice to advocate for themself has been so powerful. >> reporter: and we give one of those children the last word. >> i wish my teacher knew i loved her with all my heart. >> david muir abc news new york. >> oh. the power of teachers. you know how much i love teachers. >> i do. i love teachers. my mom's a retired elementary school teacher. dad's a retired principal. i never considered it but i wouldn't mind being a teacher at some point. >> i actually truly believe you would be a fantastic teacher. >> i would love it. >> you have your own spark and your own flare. >> i have my own spark and flair. does that work in the classroom. >> i think it would work perfectly in the classroom. if you choose to do that do that during the day, not these hours. >> who am i teaching at 2:00 in the morning? that's a good point though.
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this morning on "world news now," demanding justice. the simmering anger in baltimore as protesters want answers about freddie gray's controversial arrest and death. >> i have a lot of concerns about what happened in the van and i want answers to those questions. >> as new details emerge from the police investigators and the mayor. >> fighting back celebrity tv host and new york surgeon dr. oz venting anger toward his critics. >> we will not be silenced. we will not give in. >> the questions about his medical advice and what dr. oz is planning to do about it today. >> and teen obsession. girls plumping up their lips through a painful process. the reality tv staffer who may have started the trend and what's being done to stop it. it's thursday, april 23rd. captions paid for by abc, inc.
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from abc news thises wince with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> i don't understand. i'm trying. i've known you for six, seven months now. i don't know who you are still. >> that's kind of upsetting. >> i just learned something brand new. >> which is. >> you'll see these cups. a lot of you write in and say where can we get a "world news now" mug. truths it these are the only two in the building. >> it's really, really true. >> they take these from us every day, make sure we don't lose them or break them. she doesn't drink out of this one at all. tell the people why. >> well, i stick a paper cup or whatever cup in there for my green tea. >> tell me why. >> i don't think anybody really cleans he's cups ever. >> you just called our floor director a liar. >> i did not call him a liar. >> every day he tells you it's clean. >> there's no dishwasher at abc news. i don't know of any floor. >> palmolive. you can hand wash. >> i don't see any palmolive on
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any floor. >> good morning to you. it's a good start to in this yours. >> i'd like too know how you make the turn from palmolive to anger in baltimore. >> this case in baltimore, cops getting a bad rap, some places they have nothing to do with it and doing a great job and most are, but these stories just seem to keep happening with these questions how in the world does a guy end up with a severed spine. >> that's why demonstrators are in the streets. lack of answers about police with the death of freddie gray. >> you of you hear the name a lot now. a police union attorney now saying gray wasn't wearing a seat belt while he was in a police van after being taken into custody. he says what happened inside that van needs to be figured out. that is the question. we get more from abc's karen travers. >> all night all day, we're going to fight for freddie gray. >> reporter: demonstrators once
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again took to the streets of baltimore demanding justice for freddie gray. >> when you're trying to put somebody in jail before all the facts are in, the investigation hasn't been completed, i mean that's wrong. >> reporter: the justice department's civil rights division has opened an investigation into gray's death which came a week after he was arrested. the cause of his death was a severe spinal injury but it's unclear how or when that happened. police officials say they're cooperating with the feds. >> we are handing over a copy of all the documents we have for their review of this case. >> we're seeing more of the incident that took place sunday april 12th in west baltimore from this auto panning police camera. gray and another man ran when they saw police in the neighborhood. here someone seen running down the street. then a police officer on the same street walking with two bicycles squad cars arrive. not a minute later gray is seen on the ground. two officers tanding over him.
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baltimore police say they don't know when gray was injured during the arrest or after he was put in the van. >> i have a lot of concerns about what happened in the van. i want answers to those questions. >> reporter: baltimore's mayor said questions of transparent is hecy when a police department does an internal investigation so she welcomes the justice department stepping in. karen travers abc news washington. >> the faa asking questions about yesterday's mid-air scare over buffalo, new york. 40 minutes into a flight a passenger board sky west flight 5222 became ill, losing consciousness. pilot concerned account illness could have been due to a pressure advised issue made a steep and emergency landing in buffalo. >> they asked us to tighten our seat belts and we basically nose dived until we leveled out at 10,000 feet. that was pretty darn scary. >> luckily, no one was hurt. that sick passenger was treated and released. the airline says there was no
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indication of pressurization issues no cockpit warning was sounded. and masks did not deploy. >> two passengers injured by turbulence on a delta flight headed to paris. 271 attempted to land at newark and jfk but strong wind shear forced it to divert to boston. then on the way to boston turbulence injured a flight attendant and one passenger. both were taken to the hospital in boston with minor injuries. >> authorities in paris say they've stopped what could have been a deadly terror attack. this morning a suspect is in custody as investigators unravel his chilling plot against french churches. marcy gonzales has the latest. >> a close call in paris. authorities stopping what they say could have been another charl "charlie hebdo" type of massacre a man caught by chance just as investigators say he was about to launch a terrorist attack on churches. >> this individual was in contact with another person who may be in syria with whom he
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will exchanged information on the arrangements for commission of attack. >> reporter: before he could, police say the 24-year-old suspect accidentally shot himself sunday. they claim he called for hip. when police arrived they followed a trail of blood back to his car. there and in his apartment, they reportedly found combat weapons, a bulletproof vest reas well as documents about al qaeda and isis and an outline of his plan. the suspect a computer science skoons student was already on a terror watch list because he allegedly wanted to go to syria. >> much like the boston marathon bombers on law enforcement's radar screen but not to the level that would justify any sort of on going surveillance. >> >> reporter: before he was caught, police say he did take one life shooting this 32-year-old mother to death choosing her at random they say because he wanted to steal her car. and police were seen going into a home in france they say is
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connected to this case as they tried to track downy potential co-conspirators. tj and reena. >> thank you so much. a federal judge will determine in the man who tried to kill ronald reagan deserves even more freedom. the judge will decide if john hinckley junior can live at his mother's home pep divides his time between there and a mental hospital. his attorney says he's in remission. propers disagree. >> testimony resuming in the sentencing phase of the boston marathon bombing trial. it comes as we've gotten our first look at an acact of defiance from dzhokhar tsarnaev which prosecutors showed jurors earlier this week. abc's ron claiborne is in boston. >> reporter: this is the new image prosecutors wants seared into the minds of jurors dzhokhar tsarnaev making an ob zine gesture to the security camera in his holding cell. they say it problems he's a cruel character, unconcerned and unchanged, deserving of death. but the defense then introducing
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video of that same moment meant to show tsarnaev in a different light, a 19-year-old shuffling around his cell awaiting arraignment just three months after the bombing, preening staring right into the camera flashing the v sign before that gesture, a restless immature teenager someone they will argue whose life should be spared. some of his own victims have already made up their minds whether he should live or die. ses less cochran lost both legs in the blast her husband fastening a tourniquet in the chaos. he wants him executed saying if he's dead no matter how long it takes, end of story. we don't want lim to be able to communicate and possibly influence anyone. other victims like karen and john odom he lost so much blood his heart stopped beating twice. they have a different view. we want to see him rot in prison the rest of his life. we're not against the death penalty but we think it's too good for him. >> ultimately the decision will
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be made by the 12 jurors. if the defense can convince one of them to spare tsarnaev he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. ron claiborne, abc news boston. >> critics have a deal that settles thousands of lawsuits against the nfl. it could cost the nfl billions of dollars but it also means the league may never have to disclose what it knew about head injuries and when on average, the former players can expect about $190,000 each. some will certainly get a lot more up to $5 million but some much smaller amounts. the nfl's annual revenue is about $10 billion. still with fwhefl news tim tebow signing with the philadelphia eagles. it's a one-year deal. includes no guaranteed money. tebow received no signing bonus. if he makes the team for the upcoming season he'll receive $660,000 the minimum for a
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three-year veteran in the league. >> is that common one-year deals? >> yeah he still might not make the team. he has has to get on the roster. once you get on you have a guaranteed contract and you'll get the money. it's set up kind of weird in the nfl but again, nothing is guaranteed. >> keep an eye on that. just when you thought you had seen it all when it comes to animal stories imagine seeing this tweet. road closed due to dog taking control of tractor. >> yes this happened in scotland. the collie sheepdog named don with his owner riding in a utility vehicle when they stopped to check on lambs. that's when don leaned on the controls drove through a fence and got on to a busy highway. >> the vehicle stopped when it hit a barrier smashing the windshield. no drivers were hurt and neither was don. >> coming up "the mix" police complaints about noisy sex. is there any other kind though? what may be the most infamous apartment building in new yorking? sex is not a quiet thing.
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>> t.j. holmes, i'm going to tell you about something else. also ahead a painful obsession about a teenage girl and the reality star who might be behind it. how teens are plumping up their lips and causing severe pain. >> first, celebrity tv hosts, celebrity doctor doc ooz, serious criticism about his medical advice. what he's doing today to speak out. >> check out the behind the scenes pics on instagram. abc wmn. you're watching "world news now."
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topping our health headlines this morning, building a better bug repellent. researchers looking into why some people are more likely to get bitten by mosquitoes than others say it could be in your genes. everyone has a unique scent determined by genetics. scientists hope targeting these genes might lead to a change the way your skin gebs off a medical message to attract the mosquitos. >> i picked up that story late there. the stuff threw me off. >> what part? >> about changing the way the chemical message that your skin gives off. i should have been with you on that story from the top. it would have -- >> are you trying to say something about the way i smell? >> we all give off different messages to each other. >> so what's the message my scent is giving off to you? >> we should probably keep our chairs further away from each
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other. >> what? >> you smell delightful. dr. oz is fighting back now against a group -- i just wasn't paying attention. dr. oz fighting back against a group of doctors calling for his removal saying he promotes "quack treatments." now he's answering those critics with a promise he will not be silenced. here now abc's linsey davis. >> america's trusted tv doctor speaking out. >> freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as americans. and these ten doctors are trying to silence that right. >> dr. mehmet oz fighting back against that group of doctors calling for him to be removed from his faculty position at columbia university. >> we will not be silenced and give in. >> those ten physicians accusing oz of promoting quk treatments specifically taking issue with his opposition to genetically modified food. one of those doctors is a vocal
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advocate of gmoss, other a convicted felon for medicaid fraud. four of the ten doctors linked to the american council on science and health which has received grant money from companies that sell gmos. >> tired of fighting with fat? >> today that changes. >> oz has found himself on the hot seat before. even called before congress. >> i can't figure this out, dr. oz. i don't get why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true. >> i'm second-guessing every word i use on the show right now. i've heard the message. i get it. >> he plans to devote his entire show later today to addressing this latest controversy. linsey davis, abc news new york. >> so does he survive it? >> yes he's been through enough controversies it seems. they keep coming. he keeps going. >> which says something, that he's sort of able to swat and take care of it. >> yeah. >> coming up a shocking trend among teens. vacuuming their lips into shot glasses so they painfully swell
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up. it's being done in the name of a famous young celebrity. now what she is saying about it. >> also ahead, safety alert. your grill, yes, hidden dangers in there. fireballs burning your hair and skin. folks being sent to the hospital. got some actual life saving advice you need. you're watching "world news now." wrnz now
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this one is pretty troubling. it's being called the kylie jenner challenge. teens trying to copy the young celebrity's signature pout. doctors say the way they're doing it could be dangerous. >> many of those doctors have issued warnings the effectses can be permanent. jenner is speak about the alarming trend.
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paula faris with the story. >> reporter: kylie jenner responding to a dangerous trend sweeping the internet inspired by her famously plump pout. the kyle little jenner challenge has gon viral prompting many teens to try to get the full lips on their own. >> what did i do? >> reporter: they're posting videos and photos online of the painful process of sticking their lips in small glass containers like shot glasses, then sucking all the air in to get this swollen look. >> kylie jenner lips challenge. this isn't the first time the 17-year-old has had to answer for her potent pouts. in the past there's been speculation the reality star might have had lip injections after posting selfies like this. something the youngest of the kardashian clan denies claiming her lip transformation is thanks to lip liner. now in response to the diy plumping trend, jenner is speaking out again writing on twitter "i'm not here to try and encourage people/hsh young girl
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dozen look like me or to think this is the way they should look," telling her fans to be yourself and not be afraid to experiment with your look. some of the images surfacing online looking painful, many even using an the #tag kylie jenner challenge gone wrong to warn others about bad reactions. and this stunt can be a risky one. doctors warn it can cause a number of issues. >> it's temporary at best and at worst you create significant bruising. you break the blood vessels, cause bruising and you can have tissue damage and scarring. it's a terrible idea. >> paula faris, abc news hew york. >> boy, just when you think you've seen it all. >> the glass could shatter into a thousand pieces. it could get in your mouth. could you swallow it. just i mean don't people do collagen limp plumping things. >> yeah they say this could lead to permanent disfigurement, folks.
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>> all right folks. in the mix" a new book to tell you about that's special because it was written by a 7-year-old girl and her mother. it came about because the young lady was having self esteem issues about her hair. the mom came up with the idea let's write a book. they came up with the superhero who gets her power through her hair. natalie griffith she and her mother put this thing together called "moxie girl," hoping to empower other young girls of color suffering from low self-esteem because of their hair. they entered their book into a crowd funding festival. beat out 530 entries to receive over $16,000 to get this thing published. it will be published in june. a great story of a mother and daughter helping a young lady with herself esteem. power is through that hair. she was having some issues with
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her hair some self esteem issues. >> we do a lot of the books for kids on the show. this is one i would get. >> okay from the girl and her mother specifically. >> great story. you've seen all the trick shots with various things on youtube, people doing weird crazy stunts. this one's got to be one of my favorites. james banford doing trick shots with otherio cookies. look at that. that is true skill, teej. there he goes. another one from the stairs to the chair. rolling down and boom. >> you know how much time this took to practice this. >> i'm telling you, some people have it and some people just don't. >> what time? >> time and skill. look at that. boom. >> if this is -- if this is thrill that's impressive. >> why would you dou it. >>f that's for real. >> i could not waste this opportunity, milk, oreos. >> get a towel. this is not going to work. >> from the top of t.j.'s head. stay right there. i'm going to be able to get it right into here.
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>> this is not going to go well. >> wait. >> you didn't even hit the desk. >> that was close. that was close. >> how many you cookies you got? >> here we go. >> how many you got? okay we've got to be out of cookies in that package by now. >> i got the extra value pack. >> you have not gotten close to that cup of milk. >> give me one more chance. oh. >> not even an -- are we out of cookies yet? >> this is it. this is going to be it. this is the money shot. >> get this bag at costco. >> so close. so close. have a cookie. >> that was close. how much time we got left? >> thanks for the cookies. >> i'm told we only have 15 seconds left. we can save the next story. >> what's the next story? >> about loud sex happening in brooklyn. it's really about people being rude and not closing their windows when they're having sex. we'll get into the later. more news coming up on abc. stay with us, folks.
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this morning on "world news now," frightening flight. the airliner that dove 27,000 feet in just eight minutes. the pilot's alarming descent and why the crew had to take such drastic action. >> demanding answers about a baltimore man's mysterious death after a controversial arrest. the growing tension across the city. new details emerging from the police. >> severe injuries on the football field. the nfl's long awaited deal with suffering players that could cost the league $1 billion. >> and angry actor robert downey junior's interview about the new avengers movie gets personal. find out why the downey stormed off. that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, april 23rd. captions paid for by abc, inc. from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> good morning, everyone on this thursday
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>> do you like flying? >> it's something that you can't avoid. >> we have to do it. but this is the kind of story that i just -- i dread this happening on a flight. >> you think about it every time you sit down, right? >> yes every single times. >> how many times if you were to track an average passenger thinks about this type of thing, right? >> this is a mid-air scare. this actually happened over western new york. >> the pilot was on a plane bound from hartford, connecticut, making a split second decision to make an emergency landing. frightening passengers. what some described as a nose dive into buffalo. here's abc's gio benitez. >> a mid-air scare for 75 passengers. sky west flight from chicago to hartford, connecticut took off at 9:31. but just 40 minutes into the flight with the plane at 37,000 feet, a passenger becomes ill. the pilot concerned the illness could be due to a pressurization issue took no chances even though there were no cockpit
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warnings or oxygen masks dropping. he made a steep and fast descent, almost 27,000 feet in just eight minutes. passengers on board concerned calling it a nosedive. >> they asked us to tighten our seat belts and we basically nose dived until we leveled out at 10,000 feet. that was darn scary. >> the buffalo airport ready for an emergency landing. >> it's going to be gate number four. inbound flight unknown medical problem. >> just the sense of not knowing what's going to happen to you. i can't even remember if i was flying forward or being pushed back. >> a scare for passengers but the pilot doing the right thing. >> if a passenger gets sick and you suspect one of the things they need is oxygen and you don't have a bottle back there, the way to get that is to get the airplane physically down which compresses more air in the cabin. >> reporter: and that sick passenger was treated and released and we're told everyone on board is safe but we're now learning the faa will investigate this incident. gio benitez, abc news, new york.
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>> what should not have been a safe landing was that gyrocopter on the west lawn of the u.s. capitol last week according to congressman jason chaffetz of utah. he says the 60-year-old mailman doug hughes should have been shot down out of the sky for flying his personal aircraft over the washington, d.c. no-fly zone. >> he is lucky to be alive because he should have been blown out of the air and very well could have been if it was up to me, i would have taken care of the problem. >> hughes is now under house arrest back home in florida and faces a potential four-year prison sentence for operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national air space. hughes says he did not intend -- he intended to send a message to congress about the corrupting influence of money in politics. >> baltimore demanding justice for the mysterious death of freddie gray. demonstrators calling for answers how he end up with a serious spinal cord injury after
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being taken into police custody. the police union saying gray wasn't wearing a seat belt while riding in the police van and what needs to be figured out is what happened inside the van. a spokesman says there shouldn't be a rush to judgment. >> when you're trying to put somebody in jail before all the facts are in and the investigation hasn't been completed, that's wrong. >> five of the six officers who have been suspended in the case have given statements to investigators. baltimore's mayor says the refusal by the sixth officer is delaying the investigation. >> baseball's all-time home run leader barry bonds has been cleared legally in a case that started nearly 12 years ago. bonds was convicted for obstruction of justice for grand jury testimony he gave in 2003. a federal appeals court threw out the conviction yesterday saying bonds' testimony did not damage the government's investigation of illegal steroids. prosecutors can appeal. >> critics of a newly approved deal that settles thousands of
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concussion lawsuits against the nfl say the deal doesn't go far enough. the average individual award for players will be about $190,000. more details from jim avila. >> the numbers are huge. but so are the hits and the damage they cause. a blow that lasts less than a second carrying the impact of a sledgehammer. a federal judge approving a concussion settlement that could cost the nfl $1 billion. paying for testing, treatment and living expenses for any of the 20,000 retired players who suffer from alzheimer's or dementia now or in the future. players like chicago bear quarterback jim mcmahon whose girlfriend now has to program his home address into his car's gps. >> they knew about it. and they didn't tell us. it's just like flat out lying to you. >> and brett favre already forgetful and hall of fame running back tony dorsett who said he suffers from depression because of hard hits like this one. >> here's tony dorsett head down.
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>> i'm too smart of a person i like to think to take my life, but it's crossed my mind. >> reporter: under the agreement, the nfl will not have to disclose what it knew about concussion damage. critics say that alone is worth the billion dollar price tag. jim avila, abc news, new york. ohio health investigators are desperate to determine what caused a botulism outbreak that killed a 54-year-old woman and sickened dozens of others. all the victims became ill after eating at a church pot luck on sunday. the youngest patient is 9 and the oldest 87. patients are being treated with an anti-toxin. >> authorities in new jersey have told families in at least two homes to get out. why? there's your reason. their back yards overlooking the delaware river are disappearing. the houses now just 20 feet or so away from a 70-foot drop that's growing larger and larger by the day. neighbors blame the erosion of an old sewer system sealed up in the '80s.
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recent rains made things worse. turning to severe weather in the south, it was caught on video. this is northern texas. hailstorm in happy, texas. this video captured the formation of a super cell just south of happy. straight line winds as powerful as 70 miles an hour blew through texas yesterday downing power lines. damaging homes, knocked down trees. the typical stuff we see that comes with strong winds. >> wow. today's forecast, a severe storm threat continues in texas and from denver to the gulf coast, look for powerful winds and tornadoes. rainy from seattle to las vegas and in the northeast, frost and freeze advisories for the midwest and the ohio valley. snow showers in northern new england. >> 40s and 50s from minneapolis to boston. 60s in l.a., kansas city and atlanta. 70s and 80s in phoenix, dallas and miami. >> the irs phone system was on overload this tax season hanging up on more than million taxpayers. only 40% of the calls reached someone. that required a great deal of patience. callers had to wait on hold for
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more than 30 minutes. the agency cut millions of dollars from services to cover costs of enforcing the health care overhaul. >> this happened to me the other day. i was offended. you go through and dial. you hit all these numbers. then it says your call is not a priority. try back later. >> it's just random. >> you type in what your problem is. you type in your identification number and it determines you are important enough right now to get in line to talk to somebody. >> i'm sure the nsa has watched the show many times, has your cell phone number and said do you know what a difficult man he is in the overnights? hang up on him. >> it doesn't even give you the option to wait and hold. they just say, take care, man, try again. >> and t.j. holmes is calling. >> we've got something we must report to you now this morning that it has happened again. another child has found his way into an arcade claw machine. >> i swear we do the story every six months.
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>> that little guy is henry inside the machine. this happened in england. 4-year-old henry's mom says he was mad about not winning a mignon toy, so he decided to crawl up in there and get one himself. guess what, it worked. >> he got to keep one of the toys. he was in the machine for about half an hour. he's just fine. he got rewarded for this behavior. come on now. don't reward this behavior. every kid's going to be crawling up there now. sometimes you lose, kid, it's life. keep it pushing. >> he sure looks happy with that little mignon. >> somebody take that mignon from that kid. >> look at that smile, teej. >> that was cute. okay, that was cute. >> we've got "the skinny" coming your way. questions that robert downey junior refused to answer and stormed out of a tv interview. >> and later, she's talented, she's an oscar winner and now sandra bullock has a new title. most beautiful. wait till you hear how she reacted. you're watching "world news
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you're looking at a subway brawl in philadelphia involving more than a dozen students. between the punches and the kicks, one teenager was reportedly stomped on the head, and another fell onto the tracks. transit police say nobody reported the fight. they found out about it from the surveillance video. police now investigating and have dispatched more cops to monitor that subway station. >> we turn now to a consumer alert involving a recall of nearly a million bicycles, the recalled trek bikes have a problem with the quick release lever on the front wheel that can interfere with the disk brake causing the front wheel to stop turning or fall off.
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at least three riders have been injured and one was paralyzed. >> so as the temperatures around the country continue to heat up, so will our grills. it's grilling season. they can be very dangerous if you're not careful. >> yeah. >> every year gas charcoal grills injury 7,000 people. let's check in with alex perez now. >> reporter: officials say a gas grill explosion just days ago in florida injured a girl and caused a fire in this country club community. the girl's condition unknown, but the danger is clear. you can see from this video on youtube how dangerous propane grills can be if not used carefully, something grill makers warn about. >> those who support the league depend the same. >> espn anchor hannah storm suffered severe burns on her face, chest and hands after trying to light her grill. >> a huge fireball exploded. all of this was burning on fire here. >> to show you how to protect your family, we teamed up with
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underwriters laboratories. first stop, gas or propane grills. >> this could be a big hazard. >> it could be if you don't do things right. >> first tip, always check hoses for gas leaks. best way. >> put a mixture of soap and water on the area where the hose connects to the valve. >> there's a bubble forming right here. >> that means there's a leak. >> next always keep the lid open when lighting the grill. for this demonstration, we intentionally closed the lid and turned on the gas and using this long pole we ignite the grill. >> oh. >> the gas buildup explodes when we hit the ignition switch even sinking the hair on the man quinn. next up charcoal grill. it should always be at least ten feet away from your house. we intentionally put this too close to the demonstration house. after a few minutes, the flames from the meat flare off and in seconds the fire takes off. >> it's getting too hot. >> absolutely. >> not long after that the
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entire home in flames. a firefighter working with us standing by to extinguish it. alex perez, abc ws, chicago. this makes me want to use my oven inside, never grill. >> you got to grill. get outside with the charcoal, no gas. charcoal. >> charcoal, i think things taste better on charcoal. it's a process. you've got to fan the flames. >> you've got to fan the flames? >> yeah. charcoal, don't you fan? >> you're going to burn something down. >> fan the flames. >> you've got to -- don't you ever do that? >> what is this? you have a magic wand for your grill. >> i have a fan that i use. >> oh, my goodness, folks. >> when we come back maybe we run that piece again. we're going to be talking about mike tyson, iron mike is now a new star of the lip sync battle. >> got to see that one. >> a bizarre lawsuit involving mila kunis and a stolen chicken named doggy.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ all right. let's kick things off with rdj robert downey junior. did we make that up, or does he go by rdj? >> i'm told he goes by rdj. >> he was doing press in london
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for the new avengers movie. >> he was doing an interview. things took maybe an awkward turn. the reporter for britain's channel 4, where is he, krishnan guru-murthy is his name, he went from lighter questions getting to the actor's past, talking about prison politics, his relationship with his father, even drug use. >> i just wondered whether you think you're free of all of that or whether that's still something you -- >> >> i'm sorry. what are we doing? >> well, i'm just asking questions. that's all. >> right. >> bye. >> oh. >> well, there was just a few minutes left in their agreed upon interview time. downey junior decided to take off. >> he takes off the microphone. in that brief exchange he says "it's getting a little diane sawyery in here," which i think is a compliment to diane sawyer. >> it's a compliment. >> on these junkets they expect to do some puff questions about
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the movie and blah, blah, and some fun stuff. >> they usually say you can't talk about there, you can't talk about that. turning to a showdown of another kind. mike tyson one-on-one with a new competitor. >> not in the ring, that would be great though. there he is. oh, my goodness. he is trying to hit somebody though. >> call the police and the firemen. >> this is mike tyson. he is doing the lip sync challenge taking on terry cruz in tonight's upcoming episode "lip sync battle." both men going through '80s hip-hop classics. ♪ ♪ push it good ♪ >> i don't know if he knows the words to this song. >> it's lip syncing, right? >> yeah, but it's supposed to be lip syncing to "push it" from salt and pepper. here's terry crews. ♪ >> a little run-d.m.c.. will it be enough?
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>> we'll see how this works out. how about another face-off this one involving mila kunis and an aspiring pop star. >> according to tmz, she's being sued by kristina karo who is originally from ukraine and claims kunis stole her pet chicken named doggie when they were children. >> what does she want now besides attention? she's getting a little attention. she just released a song called "give me green card," and suing for $5,000. last night kunis responded with the help of her partner, ashton kutcher. >> i would like to launch a counter $5,000 lawsuit for making me sit there and watch your music video shamelessly. >> no green card for you. >> no. >> it's unclear whether kunis and karo actually know each other. this video a very sarcastic kunis says she hasn't been served with a lawsuit but feels she's been emotionally served.
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yesterday, "people" magazine revealed their choice for most beautiful person. actress sandra bullock, she's been around for some time, but still one of the freshest faces in hollywood. >> a sneak peek at the issue including other choices for most beautiful. that's our abc nick watt. >> not cutting, i'm just asking. >> she makes $20 million a movie, she's a mom, she's 50 years old, she's gorgeous. she's goofy. why has she never won this before? >> did i really earn this or
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just wear you all down? >> she can do serious, "the blind side." >> you threaten my son, you threaten me. >> she can do funny. "the heat." >> and she can do plain great. "gravity." >> and forgive me, but she can also wear short shorts. a little lower down on the list of people's 100 most beautiful, kidman, kunis, carrie, hudgins, megan trainer. >> ♪ i ain't no size 2 but i can shake it shake it like i'm supposed to do ♪ and also laverne cox, i believe the first transgender honoree. this list's been going 25 years now. michelle pfeiffer was the first winner. julia roberts has won four times. only three men have ever won. two friends have won and only one model. her reaction when she was told of the honor? that's ridiculous. i've told no one. and that's why we love her. nick watt, abc news,
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los angeles. >> oh, 50 years old and just as hot as ever. people's pick had a lot of people talking including referencing some similarities between 2015 and the previous year. you know which year. j. tweeting out sandra was named most beautiful woman. coach and full house are returning to tv. bush and clinton running for president. happy 1992. >> she's beautiful but one of the best things about her, she's goofy. she can make fun of herself. the most endearing thing about her, we fell in love with her in "speed." driving that bus. she was a blast in that movie. >> truly down to earth. i'd like to have a beer with her. >> exactly. she's that person. >> totally is. >> i'll have a beer with anybody. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- we have another weather threat. huge hail and whipping winds causing damage. at least one tornado tumping down. plus plane passengers hospitalized after flying through rough weather. terror plot. new details e americaning about the man accused of planning to attack churches. the watch list he was already on. and the trail of blood that led to a cache op weapons in his car. security plund person the secret service, yep, under fire once again. the oversight that could have put a former president's life in danger. a huge hug and special invite on stage. what did this little girl say to get this response from michelle obama?

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