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thank you so much. nearly 500 refugees have arrived in sicily after being rescued by the italian navy. they were sailing in tough conditions off the coast when they were picked up. more than ,000 regulars have been rescued in just the past five days in that same area. dozens of people drowned in the effort. >> also happening in italy this weekend, a visit to the vatican by cuban president raul castro. pope francis will receive castro for "a strictly private audience." castro publicly thanked francis for his role in warming relations between cuba and the united states. the pope set to visit cuba before he annive roos in the u.s. in september. if you're interested it will soon be a lot easier to get to cuba from the united states. the government approved a ferry service between florida and cuba for the first time in 40 years. jetblue have a charter from new york city to havana. it's already been announced that direct flight service starts in july. >> drastic steps in california to address the drought crisis.
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among the new restrictions approved by the state forcing cities to limit water use on public property encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. and animposing mandatory water saving targets. the governor urged new restrictions after voluntary measures failed to save enough water. california is now in the fourth year of drought. >> today's weather. heavy rains will blanket the entire upper half of the country with the midwest for another round of storms. clear across most of the southeast. raining over south florida. sunny and clear across most of the southwest. >> temperatures cooling in the northeast. highs only in the 60s. 70s and 80s for the rest of the eastern half of the country. 60s from the upper plains to the west cocoast. >> the wends now has a veggie burger on the menu. yeah, you have to be a buckeye to get one though. it's a black bean burger on a multigrain bun with asiago ranch sauce and colby pepper jack cheese along with the usual
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toppings. right now it's only being sold in columbus ohio. sales are reportedly strong. wendy's says it has no plan to take it national. so you're safe t.j. >> i'm kidding >> unless it's really, really popular. >> i'm sure it will be. >> then you might sneak it into your diet. >> i'm not a veggie burger guy. do you have any beef restrictions. >> no, my favoriteburg ser buffalo with bleu cheese on the top. >> look at this here. >> hungry. >> wow. >> oh what do you call reena's a what not a vegetarian. pescetarian which means she only eats things that swim or something. >> she recently gave up dairy too, right? >> i can't keep up. >> she's super healthy. >> a lot of animal stories we do on the show but rarely do we get this up close and personal. let's show this beautiful gibbons footage. what is this? >> there it is straight from the gibbons encan closure at the zoo in fort worth, texas.
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zookeepers put a go proposal camera in there and obviously the animals noticed. >> a number came up to get a closer look. entertain yourself one way or another but that's an interesting look. >> look how long their arms are. >> i feel like i have long arms. do a shot on that. >> give the viewers a big old hug there, kayna. we've got a grown-up message coming from miley cyrus russ sending out to her fans. and to the world. >> also we have a story here about this girl. she's got knockout looks and an olympic dream. a young woman fighting her way into the man's world of professional boxing >> first new weapons to fight wildfires in what may be one of the most explosive seasons on the front lines in years. next on "world news now." "world news now" weather brought it out by clearasil ultra.
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that's what happened after a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of gas overturned along the new jersey turnpike. you see the huge plumes of smoke. the driver is believed to have suffered is burns over 90% of his body. no other vehicles were involved. the cause of the crash under investigation now. >> wow. across the country as many of you know firefighters are bracing for a potentially devastating year in wildfires especially in california where threw are stricken again with drought. >> we've been talking about this four years now. crews have been battling wildfires year round. now concerned they may not have access to enough water. brandy hit takes us to the front lines. >> reporter: from the west coast to colorado and oklahoma this year's wildfire season is already red hot. with no state harder hit than bone dry california. >> and when our mej companies are getting on scene, they're seeing explosive fire growth. >> reporter: after four years of historic drought did, cal fire has responded to more than 1100
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wildfires so far this year nearly double that of a typical year and they're treating each fire like an all out military assault. >> we launch everything. we're talking ground crews, helicopters, hand yeses even if it's a little spot. >> look at in summer's above normal fire activity outlook spreading into moo idaho, montana and wyoming. the fight expected to cost the u.s. forest service up to $1.65 billion this year. >> put that on. >> cal fire let us suit up on this training mission. >> fire on the ground. >> a firsthand glimpse at the grueling fight. some firefighters carrying 45 pounds of gear on top of the hot suit. surrounded by smoke and flames so hot, you have to turn your face away. >> how you doing? >> i'm good. >> after just a few minutes on the fire line i was out of breath. >> how long can someone be doing this? >> hours. >> hours? >> hours. as long as it takes.
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>> oh. >> the fire fight this year may be longer with such little water. >> you have to go forter to get water now the. >> absolutely because in some areas their wells are dried up. our helicopters have to fly further. all of this is compounding and compounding. >> with little rain expected there's concern there may not be enough water later this year should a massive wildfire erupt. brandy hit, abc news los angelesing >> of course there's water restrictions in los angeles. it really is amazing. they consider it's a fire hazard year round in california. now they have to keep them heavily staffed year round. >> it's a mess out there right now. not getting any relief on the horizon. that's your neck of the woods. >> it is. i'm doing my part to conserve water. >> by coming to new york. >> by leaving. coming up next why a professional model would step into the boxing ring. >> how her decision to risk her money making face is now changing the face of boxing. you're watching "world news now."
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did you watch the fight saturday? >> no. >> you did not? okay. >> watched you talk about it though later. >> i appreciate that at least. i hope i wasn't as big of a letdown as the fight was to a lot of people.
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>> no. >> a lot of people were let down by the fight. we've got a story that might fill the void for you. >> the ladies taking over. female boxers get less notoriety, get paid a whole lot less. >> even the female boxers. got to do something about that too. >> there's a new crop of young fighters looking to change all of that. we're up all night line with rachel smith. >> i never wear shorts anymore. >> like most 24-year-old girls michaela maier loves to accessory. >> let's just say i wouldn't borrow her gloves without asking. punches like these have made her a top contender for the u.s. olympic boxing team and those knockout looks, millions of girls are told they're pretty. >> made the former model a face of dr. pepper. >> even fewer decide to put their face in front of someone who wants to rearrange it. >> over the next three days michaela's facing one of the world's toughest fighters twice to keep her dreams of a gold
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medal alive. >> michaela and 17 of the best amateurs in the world are facing off at the tournament of champions. most have been on the road fighting nonstop for months all ramping up to the rio games next year. to fund that goal michaela's had to use both her brown and her bought. national ad campaigns and a full spread in cosmo magazine made her one of the faces of women's boxing. her endorsements netting her a small six-figure sum. a major life line when the top ranking amateur fighters make less than minimum wage from usa boxing. >> very good. step forward. >> it's 7:00 a.m. on the final fight day. it's time to take the ring. each woman prepares in her own way. 18 women, nine fights with
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frentzen leading them closer. or further away from their ultimate goal. >> in the final round, no signs of that self-proclaimed girly girl michaela comes out swinging with everything she's got. one jab cross crossing closer to their olympic dreams and hoping each win will pave the way for next girl with a great uppercut. >> all these girls are pioneers of the sport. this is the beginning. the olympics will only help he women's botching to grow even more. >> for "nightline," i'm rachel smith, hitting the heavy have i bag in atlanta. >> leave me fighting. >> oh my goodness. >> she's tougher than you think, right? >> rachel is a stouf cookie. we've got another tough cookie
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. >> okay so miley cyrus, milely cyrus. >> i'm a fan. >> she certainly knows how to raise some eyebrows and now she is using her star power to raise awareness launching a foundation to help homeless youth. >> see sat down with amy row buck and opened up about her new mission to empower people across the country. >> it began with a surprising date to the 2014 vmas. >> i am accepting this award on behalf of homeless youth. >> and miley cyrus firmly established her role as advocate
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for lgbt youth. >> i've been able to identify with it just because i never thought of myself i'm a girl and i can't do this or i can do this or you've got to be a boy. i never thought about that. >> that feeling inspiring her to launch a foundation committed to helping homeless young people in the united states. >> till me the happy hippie foundation. what is it. >> we started with jessie and we were focusing just on homeless youth in l.a. and andifferent support groups in san francisco and the bay area and wanting to take on america. by the end, we'll be taking on the world. >> because the homeless youth problem much of it surrounds the lgbt community. >> 40% of homelessness is really focused on it because i think of the lack of acceptance and especially alienating people from society. >> and obviously, it's a serious subject you're tackling. yet, you're not afraid to have humor with it. i saw you were putting happy
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hippie hoodies on kim and kanye. >> i was just doing what everyone else does. i was like all right. >> your advice to anyone out there watching a part of the lgbt community or anyone who fees like they don't fit in. >> you want to be peaceful with yourself and happy with yourself and love yourself and sometimes i think as women we're taught we're not supposed to say i love myself. that's vain. i love myself. that's what everyone should be able to say. >> amy row buck abc news new york. >> it's a powerful message though. >> but you know what? people when they think miley cyrus they're not thinking about grown-up issues in a lot of ways. she's stepping out in a different way. >> she was bringing that to the forefront. >> that's it for this half hour everybody. >> you sound relieved almost. that's it. you made it. >> i'm going to rest. >> you made it. >> you can do the rest.
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this morning on "world news now," taking credit. isis claims responsibility for the terror plot against a controversial cartoonist convention in texas. the disturbing new details about the two men who were gunned down. >> explosive details from the james holmes theater massacre trial in colorado. >> and you can see the fishing line that's attached to the handle of the thermos. >> investigators tell the court about booby traps set up in his apartment. >> later another fight for manny pacquiao after losing his match with floyd mayweather. this fight a legal one. >> it was a money grab and they hid it to try to make as much money as possible. >> did pacquiao lie about an injury before the match. >> the uproar from fans who are now suing. it's wednesday, may 6th.
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>> from abc news this is "world news now." >> hey, good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan today. >> day three for you. how are you holding up? >> i'm doing okay. not at all getting the hang of the sleep schedule or the you don't ever sleep schedule. what is it? >> that's what it is. that's what it is. i haven't slept since november. it's fine. kayna whitworth is new to abc. but hanging out here with us this week. really are normally in l.a. good to have you here with us. >> i like it here. >> we start, we got a claim of opponent now, folks coming from isis for that attack on sunday we saw that muhammad cartoon contest in texas. some experts the attack was inspired by isis not necessarily directed by the terror group though. >> what we know for sure is that this shadowy isis recruiter was in direct contact with the man who carried out the attack.
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brian ross has that story. >> isis claimed responsibility for these scenes of america under attack. bullets flying and police scrambling. the terror group said the two heavilily armed men killed in the attack elton simpson and nadir soofi were isis soldiers. isis offered no proof it planned or directed the assault but there was new evidence of the critical role of a mysterious recruiter, the man posing here with a snake, an american from minneapolis known online only as miski. >> he's been pushing for violence as long as we've been following him. >> authorities say miss can i's real name is muhammad hassan a fugitive wanted by the fbi since 2009 after he left the twin cities as a teenager to join terror groups in africa. messages obtained by abc news between miski and the texas ringleader simpson show miss can i pointing to the texas cartoon contest and calling for an
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attack. it's time for brothers in the u.s. to do their part he wrote. two days later, miss can i writes to simpson one individual is able to put a whole nation on to its knees. >> i call him a recruiter, an inciter. >> the day before the attack he posted this picture with the message may allah protect us from the snakes of the here after. simpson tweeted back amen bro, are amen. >> the fbi has been trying to find miski for years. investigators say he has so far radicalized and recruited at least 16 americans and a dozen other westerners. brian ross abc news new york. >> the u.s. government certainly want to go after that recruiter that you heard brian just talking about but the government now offering big money for information about other top isis leaders. those figures include a senior isis figure who joined al qaeda the affiliate in iraq along with isis's spokesperson. also two leaders in syria and turkey up to $20 million
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offered for information leading to their whereabouts. >> one of the baltimore police officers facing charges after freddie gray's death insists the arrest was in fact legal. the officer specifically wants the knife to be seized he wants to talk about the knife seized from gray and available for inspection. disputing prosecutor's claim he was allowed to carry it. attorney general quenl loretta lynch met with gray's family the mayor and police. >> watch people come together and be as determined as the city of baltimore has been to reclaim the city to rebuild the city and to make it again the great city that it has always been has been inspiring for me. >> also we're learning the police commissioner didn't have much time to prepare for friday's unrest. he only found out his officers would be charged ten minutes before it was announced. >> over to colorado now. prosecutors spent another day trying to convince jurors james holmes was sane when he killed
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12 people in a movie theater. three survivors of the attack provided more gripping testimony. here's brandy hit. >> holmes claims he was insane during the massacre but police call him a calculated killer who left behind a booby trapped apartment. >> again, you can see the fishing line that's attached to the handle of the thermos. >> these photos taken by a police robot show the intricate wires and flammable liquids inside tied to a trip wire. >> if you moved into the apartment and hit the fishing line that would cause the whole apartment to explode or catch on fire. >> reporter: 6-year-old ver ron cal mossyer sullivan was among the 12 people killed in 2012 70 others injured. >> the tra ject whytory was going everywhere. i remember thinking this sounds exactly like a war movie. >> dennis axelrod and her husband barely escaped the bullets. aiden redondo was shot and lost a portion of his leg.
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>> i kept quiet because if he were to go up the stairs i wanted to pretend like i was dead. >> reporter: police say holmes even placed air fresheners around his home to mask the odor of gasoline inside. during his arrest he warned officers about the booby traps which never exploded. kayna, and t.j. >> thank you so much. turning to washington now, political theater playing out on capitol hill with the passage of a republican-backed budget. the plan would cut spending by $5 trillion and repeal me obamacare. it would also balance the budget in ten years but even republicans admit there is pretty much zero chance of this plan becoming a reality. >> in presidential politics hillary clinton's stand on immigration. she spoke at a las vegas high school telling the crowd any immigration overhaul must include a path to full and equal citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally. no republican candidate supports such a plan so this issue will likely get a full sayring during six democratic primary debates
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scheduled to start of this fall. >> one of those new candidates in the race now made it official former arkansas governor mike huckabee announced yesterday he is running for the republican nomination and told supporters in his hometown of hope arkansas that power, money and political influence have left a lot of americans behind. he's a former baptist minister and hopes to become a reformer now. >> the government in washington is dysfunctional because it's become the roach motel. people go in but they never come out. >> huckabee is expected to appeal to social conservatives who carry considerable weight during the nominating process. >> dozens of families that were forced from their homes about 50 miles north of new york city by a raging forest fire are back home this morning. more than 2,000 acres have been scorched outside of poughkeepsie. it is 80% contained. officials think the fire was started by a residents burning debris outside in violation of that statewide burn ban. parts of the southwest got pounded by severe weather which
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spawned this funnel cloud. this is over roswell, new mexico. those storms also packed high winds, heavy rain large hail. middle of the country is in for another round of storms today. here is accuweather meteorologist paul williams. good morning. >> good morning to you, too. watching out for the stormiest of weather with downpours along with isolated tornadoes from dallas all the way up towards wichita. this is the deal. we have even additional can be scattered showers and flash flooding where you see all the green throughout the upper mist. that storm track will continue to target everything will dump right into the middle of the country. but there's other concerns. now we have a subtropical low developing right off the east coast and we're looking for those steering winds to guide this storm and allow it to sit there and just stew. it's slow so it's going to grow slowly and cause rough surf for the folks in wilmington, charleston towards jacksonville back to you. >> when was the last time you
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heard somebody describe weather as slow as molasses. paul williams. >> it's been some time and rough surf and cold waters that's for sure. >> i love that paul. i wasn't here last time we had him on. thank you so much. we'll see you again. another shoutout to a guy accomplishing one of his dreams this coming saturday his name is jerry cole. he's 90 years old from lafayette, indiana. >> on saturday he will receive his bachelor's degree from purdue university. he was in the navy during world war ii and win the into the marine corps and then a career in insurance followed but he never stopped wanting to graduate from college. >> so four years ago, what did he do he took classes online and saturday he gets that the long awaited long hoped for degree so congrats my man. it's never too late to get it and it's just a matter of you know that accomplishment knowing you did it. >> and he was successful anyway. his wife was like you have a great career. you've traveled the world.
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what more can you want? he said this. >> good lesson out there, folks. something nobody can take from you once you get your education. nobody can get that back. >> you jumped right up on that soapbox. >> my parents are change thors. i'm very big into education and so that's one thing they can never take that back from you once you get that college degree. >> absolutely. my parents are both change thors, as well. >> we learn so much about kayna. a question out there for you. how dirty is your beard? really. >> i'm so glad you don't have a beard today. >> i tried to grow one before but you can't last more than a few days and it gets too scratchy and i've got to the shave it off. >> it's because it's dirty. >> some are saying it could be dirtier than the toilet. this is coming up in the mix." >> it's okay. it's going to be okay. straight ahead here also -- >> yes it says butt. read that. >> oh. all in the name of good health. would you expose yourself to air
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okay. so those are nasa researchers with their brand new ten engine
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electric aircraft. it's called greased lightning. i hope danny an zuko is flying in it. it's battery powered takes off like a helicopter but flies like an airplane. it could be used for package delivery mapping. they also believe though a larger version could be used then for personal flight. >> huh. let's come back to new york now. a man who haimed a laser pointer at planes over laguardia airport pleaded guilty to a new federal charge. 54-year-old was caught shining the laser pointer at three commercial jetliners filled with passenger. the heroin dealer with a history of accessories felonyia faces 2 1/2 years in prison. >> the aftermath of the big night in vegas is not over yet. floyd mayweather is saying he's open to a rematch against manny pacquiao. >> nobody wants to see it. for his part now, pac-man
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pacquiao has a lawsuit on his hands. he is being sued all stemming from his injured shoulder had that nobody knew about going into the match. as our friend ryan smith now reports. >> reporter: some boxing fans pulling no punches filing that $5 million class action lawsuit against team pacquiao. claiming they duped the public. it's not only fans pacquiao could be hit with fines and even suspension from boxing for checking no on a medical form asking if he had any injury to his shoulder the day before the fight. when the match was over he seemed to admit he was fighting hurt. >> three weeks before the fight, there's a tear in my right shoulder. >> reporter: the state of nevada requires boxers to disclose injuries like that before a fight. but his doctors announced he'll have surgery this week for a serious rotator cuff injury cheffing him for up to a year. he has blamed his poor
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performance on his shoulder throwing only 429 punches against mayweather. in his last three fights he averaged over 700. whether it was an honest mistake or an effort to hide the injury some in boxing say ultimately the fans bore the biggest loss. >> it was a money grab and they hid it to try to make as much money as possible. >> his promoters claim he did tell authorities about the shoulder injury days before the fight but the nevada boxing commission says they only found out hours before it happened. it's the not knowing that has so many fans so angry. t.j. kayna? >> all right. >> thank you so much sir. >> so coming up next here deep freeze. it's one of hollywood's hottest or maybe coldest health trends. now cryotherapy can hp you look and feel amazing at sub zero temperatures. >> also ahead in our next half hour the shocking experiment conducted by a youtube star that everyone everyone needs to see. parents tell their children not
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there is certainly no shortage of the strange and unusual ways that people are trying to look and feel their best. sometimes you go to extreme measures to do things like that. >> what's the most extreme thing you've done lately. >> i don't know. i'll have to chew on that a minute. >> it might sounds crazy but stepping into a human freezer much colder than anywhere in the world may hold the key to your healthiest self. niki batiste tried it out. >> waiting for the machine to be ready. i'm really nervous. not much scares me but i don't like the cold. i'm scared. i hope i don't freeze. you can now literally freeze your butt off. this is cryotherapy, a cool health trend that's hot in hollywood, just like mandy
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moore, i decided to get nearly naked in this liquid nitrogen filled chamber at negative 262 degrees and well, chill out. >> some people hyperventilate when they're in here. >> here at cryolife the ceo says the benefits are insane. less sell u oo light. tighter skin smaller pores, a boosted metabolism. she says three minutes blasted 800 calories. >> this all sounds too good to be true. >> but your butt is amazing. it just needs a little help to heal itself and perform at its best. >> there's got to be a downside. >> it's very cold. beauty is pain. >> and it's not cheap. full body cryotherapy is $90 per session. cryofacial is half the price. >> there's not anything you wouldn't do if you had beauty benefits to it. >> here's now the cold cod
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cleanse works. the sudden drop in temperature almost freezes your skin. shocking your body. >> my legs are tingling. >> in a panic, your brain starts pushing endorphins and oxygen rich blood where your body needs it most. that's why athletes are going arctic too. >> i was pretty sore. after freezing for three minutes, i felt phenomenonally better. >> cryotherapy is it not fda approved andics perts say it won't treat or cure any disease. but if hollywood's judging it's a beauty block buster. >> i'm frozen. >> all in the name of beauty. >> to look young and beautiful. >> thank you. >> freezing for beauty. >> niki batiste, abc news new york. >> niki always looks young and beautiful. >> she pulls that off. i don't know that i could do that. i think the closest thing, those cold beer caves where you like walk in the igloo and sit there and drink a beer that's the
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>> okay. it's time. >> the mix. >> it's time for "the mix." this is a good one. we're starting with beards. clean shaven t.j. >> definitely after this story, i will be clean shaven. >> you're in the clear. so our sister station in albuquerque, mexico they did this study about beards and all of the nastiness found in them. i know there are ladies that kind of dig their guy with facial hair but you night mot after this. several beards contained a lot of normal bacteria. unfortunately, some were compared to toilets. toilet seat. that's how dirty they were. there are some bacteria that are healthy and some not. the thing is apparently our skin is covered in bacteria but beards are especially nasty if you don't take care of them.
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you got to wash them like the rest of your skin. >> do you buy this. >> i feel like it varies from person to person. i feel like in your a disgusting person in general, your beard is going to be disgusting. i don't imagine a disgusting person with a super clean beard. >> you're getting married soon. does your guy have a beard? >> no facial hair. >> so after this he will not have one ever. >> no. >> all right. we don't know the how nasty his beard might be. because he has this beard, he bears a striking resemblance. does he remind you of anybody? the guy in the middle. >> i wouldn't have guessed this riding on the subway. >> you're seeing a guy by the name of robert reynolds he's 33 years old. he was riding the d train in brooklyn and somebody said he bore a striking resemblance to vincent van gogh. he didn't know that somebody snapped a picture and put it online. it took on a life of its own. when he found out about it he
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decided to have a little fun with it. he put on the whole getup to make sure he looked like him. in that picture, okay, dead ringer. >> he's playing the part. he sent a picture. red dit, you're awesome. thanks for making had him famous. >> he's famous now. okay. >> compare on is pretty good. >> i wouldn't have put it together on my own. that beard is probably nasty too, right? >> i'm assuming. >> i'm just assuming. i'm sorry. >> how much of a dude do you think he is? that's a big question with this new website, what's your dude barometer i guess. >> what does that mean. >> i don't know. we'll show you. >> you take a picture and then it rates how much of a dude you are. ben stiller apparently is 65% dude. so basically it goes through and it rates how dude me. >> what does that mean. >> is that kanye? is he 96%. >> t.j. is he 99? i can't see the graphic. >> wó
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this morning on "world news now," terror in texas. isis now claiming responsibility for a plot against a cartoonists convention near dallas. the two suspects, backgrounds and details about their connections to terror. >> caught on camera. a large tree falling on children playing in a big city park. yes, you see unusual pictures. the kids injured and how often does this happen? >> also trapped inside these young students are locked inside of a school bus. why the angry driver refused to open the door. his upsetting comments to the kids and the desperate parents. >> emotional moments never seen before as bruce jenner reveals more about his transition to his world famous family in "the skinny" on this wednesday, may 6th. captions paid for by abc, inc. captions paid for by abc, inc. from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good morning to you all. t.j. holmes alongside the kayna whitworth. >> the? >> yes, you're the only one. >> i am. >> you're going to be seeing a whole lot more of this lady here. she's new to abc usually on the west coast in l.a. but spending some time in new york city with us now. >> i like it here. thanks for having me here, t.j. >> you weren't here during the winter. you would have been talking a little different. >> you're right. but i was in boston all winter long. i was there for that record winter. >> you trumped me sister, you got me there. >> i have the best snow boots in the world. >> ever, i'm sure. it's good to have you here. she's going to be with us the rest of the week. >> thank you. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. we want to start with the investigation into that failed terror attack in texas. so isis is now claiming responsibility for it. >> and the top lawmaker in the house homeland security committee calls it a textbook case what we're most concerned about. >> a claim of responsibility and a warning.
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isis says the two heavily armed suspects in that failed texas attack are isis soldiers and they say more attacks are coming, but the terror group offered no proof. >> too early to say at this point. there is no expression, however offensive, that justifies an act of terrorism or even an act of violence. >> reporter: but there is new evidence about a mysterious american middle man seen here posing with a snake. authorities say his name is muhammad hassan from minneapolis, and he's been a fugitive since 2008. he may have served as a recruiter in the texas attack and is known online as miski >> he's been pushing for violence as long as we've been following him. he's been pushing for individuals to commit violence. >> messages obtained by abc news between him and the texas ringleader elton simpson show miski pointing to the dallas area event featuring a cartoon contest of the prophet muhammad. his message, it's time for the brothers in the u.s. to do their part.
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both simpson and nadir soofi died in sunday's attack. soofi's mother believes simpson influenced her son. >> they were looking at sites on the internet that were promoting extremist views. simpson's father told abc news that his son made a bad choice and "we are americans and we believe in america." abc news, new york. >> turning now to baltimore, struggling to get back to normal following unrest over freddie grays death. one of the police officers facing charges is demanding an inspection of the knife seized from gray. the city's top prosecutor declared the arrest illegal saying that gray was allowed to carry the knife under maryland law, but the officer claims it was and i legal weapon according to baltimore's stricter rules. attorney general loretta lynch took a trip to baltimore in her second week on the job and met with the mayor and freddie gray's family and pledged to improve the city's police
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department and sat down with the police commissioner and greeted dozens of officers on duty thanking them for their service. the fbi and the justice department already investigating gray's death for possible civil rights violations. >> and a little star power is headed to baltimore this weekend. prince surprised fans by announcing a special rally for peace concert on mother's day and some yet to be revealed superstars are also expected to perform, as well. the audience is being asked to wear gray as a tribute to freddie gray and other victims of violence. >> turning now to a school bus driver investigated for locking his students on the bus. why? well, they were apparently misbehaving. at least according to the driver. you're seeing video from inside the bus. you can make out here parents trying to pry the door open. they're demanding that the children be released. but the driver refused to budge. >> your kid will get off the bus when i'm done with him. >> let the kids off the bus. >> yeah essentially holding the
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kids hostage, if you will. the driver drove back to the school. he forced the parents to follow. and the parents had to call 911 too. the arizona school district reviewing the video but has not yet decided whether the driver acted irresponsibly. >> on the east coast, a park in the boston area, a large tree fell right on top of a group of children. it injured two of them and it's highlighting a potential danger in parks all across this country. tom llamas has that story. >> reporter: eyewitnesss say first they heard a loud crack and then saw this, that tree crashing down into a playground and on top of two children. watch again as some kids scramble to get away, adults start running towards the tree. they pull out 8-year-old diego ruiz. >> a tree fell on my head. >> he's okay, but 2-year-old david mancia now in the hospital. as we've seen, there's little time to run when a tree starts to fall. by one stipulate, 25 to 30 people a year are killed by
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falling trees, and especially after severe weather. watch as this tree is lifted from the soggy earth. that danger particularly worrisome in crowded city areas. >> here in new york central park over the last five years, several people have been injured, even killed by falling trees or tree branches. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> gusty winds brought down many tree branks in parts of the southwest yesterday. severe storms even spawned a funnel cloud, the one you're seeing there spotted over roswell, new mexico. those storms generated heavy rains, high winds and even hail. another twister touching down in rural west texas. part of a supercell. that spawned a number of tornados in that area. no reports of injuries or damage however from this particular tornado. give you a look at today's weather. the midwest in for another round of severe storms as rains blanket nearly the entire upper half of the country. rainy over south florida and sunny and clear across most of the southwest. >> temperatures cooling in the northeast with highs into the
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60s and 70s and maybe some 80s. for the rest of the eastern half of the country, 60s from the upper plains out to the west coast. and to the west coast beat go. the city of los angeles suing wells fargo for bank fraud after an investigation revealed that customers were pressured to open additial accounts they didn't want, charged bogus fees and in some cases had their credit ratings damages. frank ahn says he was one of those victims. there was a point in time i had ten accounts. i've had more than ten accounts. i only need one. >> the bank claims a few rogue employees who were either disciplined or fired also in a statement wells fargo says its culture is based on the best interests of the customers. >> federal safety investigators want to know if nearly a million suvs made by chrysler were properly fitched. 900,000 jeep grand cherokees and dodge durangos were recalled last july. there's a fire risk in the visors because the mirrors cause a short circuit.
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several fires have broken out in cars that chrysler recalled and apparently repaired. >> jetblue teaming up with amazon to offer more inflight entertainment options. on demand video streaming available through the airline's broadband internet. >> passengers will be able to access movies and tv shows using the amazon instant video store. no charge for amazon prime members. other jetblue passengers can rent or buy their titles. making up for now charging for bags i guess and taking away your leg room. >> taking away your leg room. how do you take away what you don't necessarily have? >> i know. >> all right. halloween, you a big -- what were you the past halloween? >> i haven't dressed up in a few years. as an adult by the way. >> i think the last time i dresses up, i was a teenage mutant ninja turtle. i was a mix of a few of them. >> who just laughed in the back. >> everyone. i had nunchakus. nothing's better than a turtle in a half shell. >> that was what age? >> that was like three years
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ago. >> adulthood you mean. >> all right. halloween is october 31st. we now that. folks dressing up now. a guy snorkeling in the colorado river. and this is what you come up on, a pair of skeletons in the water. >> first of all, snorkeling in the colorado river is not normal. he called authorities. they sent a diver down to investigate. i would be scared if i saw this. sure enough these skeletons are seated comfortably in chairs and as we mentioned, they are fake. >> one wearing a sign with the name bernie and the date august 16th, 2014, the sign presumably a reference to the movie "weekend at bernie's" and officials are speculating the date is when they were placed there so somebody playing a bit of a joke. that would freak you out. colorado river is not necessarily snorkeling material. >> i find that interesting. it's hard no snorkel with a current. you know? it's a little bit different. i would be scared. >> we've got the skinny coming your way. the moment on dancing with the stars that brought a well-known contestant to tears. >> eye opening experiments for
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if you have play dates at your house. be ready to clean up the mess. the kids have fun, but it's pretty gross. (doorbell) what's that? it's a swiffer wetjet. i can just grab this and just go right to the mess. that comes from my floor? now that's disgusting. i want friends over! you want friends over? caught on camera, a huge fireball at a long island, new york, gas station. the station was closed as you can imagine. workers were trying to remove underground fuel tanks when that happened. three workers suffered some serious burns. >> all right. generation of parents have been telling their kids don't talk to strangers. don't take the candy. don't go for the puppy. you think that would be sound advice, right?
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>> the question though, is it really? a frightening new video experiment showing just how easy it is to abduct a child. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> stranger danger. >> you want to go see the other puppies? >> a shocking new video suggesting how easy it can be for a stranger to lure an unsuspecting child from their parents. >> you like puppies? >> yes. >> in a social experiment now viewed more than 25 million times, the youtube prankster joey online approaches several moms for permission to talk to their kids. >> how many times a day do you tell your kid not to talk to strangers? >> i tell my kid every day. i'm pretty sure she's not going to talk to you, but try. >> but three out of three times, he gets kids to talk to him. and appears to easily convince them to leave the park, hand in hand. >> let's go see is the other puppies. >> all as their shocked moms watch. >> you have to ask me if you want to go see somebody.
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they can take you and you won't be with mommy anymore. >> did you expect it would be so easy to get them to leave with you? they even held your hand. >> yeah, that was a little unexpected there. sometimes kids are too young to comprehend the dangers out there. >> a hidden camera investigation found a would be predator could lure kids away with just a photo of a dog. >> my little puppy, name is shorty. >> experts like callahan walsh, son of "america's most wanted" john walsh say it's not enough to tell kids to steer clear of strangers, and he says parents need to explain who a trusted adult is. >> a police officer, security guard, many parents assume that their child knows but really until it's put to the test sort of like the scenario here really determines whether your child knows what to do in that type of situation. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. >> that was really scary. >> all the parents were saying they were so surprised they actually left hand in hand from the park even with a picture of a dog. doesn't have to be a real puppy.
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>> that is scary. a reminder just keep an eye on the kids. just keep an eye on them. coming up, bruce jenner and his family opening up on camera about his new life as a woman. >> also ryan gosling's memorial to a fan simply by eating breakfast. "the skinny" is up next. "world news now" continues after
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>> all right. let's start with bruce jenner and "the skinny" moving on with his new life as a woman. >> how his family is handling his transition and a first glimpse at the emotional moments between the jenner and kardashian family. we see how bruce's daughter kendall handles the news and her touching reaction. >> he's the most amazing person i know. i couldn't ask for a better dad. like, he taught me how to ride a bike and be the tomboy that i am. >> the how did you turn? >> the clips sneak peeks from e's upcoming segment "keeping up with the kardashians" about bruce. >> the hit reality sears not usually known for this type of serious territory. going to balance the trademark sense of style with the weightier issues now. >> your feet are the way more feminine than i would have imagined. >> thank you. >> i'm impressed. >> actually they come out pretty
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good. i do it all myself. >> you do that yourself? >> yeah. >> in his interview with diane sawyer, jenner revealed kim was the most accepting of his decision out of all of his children and stepchildren. >> the main wildcard seems to be how jenner's ex-wife kris also react on the show. the special set to air may 17th and 18th. >> last night's "dancing with the stars" cut the field to four but the dreaded double elimination episode had plenty of fun before the cuts. >> we were treated to special performances. look at this. carly rae jepsen warmed the ballroom up with her new hit and josh groban slowed things down a bit with the "somewhere over the rainbow" and treated to dancing by maddy ziegler, the young star of the sya videos. all of this did not detract from the matter at hand. >> getting the first boot was robert herjavec from "shark tank" who sidestepped questions about his romantic involvement with kim johnsson. and the second contestant to be sent packing was bachelor chris
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soles giving the crowd a tearful good-bye and setting up next week's semifinals. >> no crying in dancing. come on, chris. >> he'll cry when he gets married. >> yes, he'll be crying when he gets married. that's fantastic, jack. we turn to ryan gosling now. yesterday he ate cereal. that's a big deal. it is news for a touching reason. it's rooted in social media and his touching tribute to a popular social media user. >> these videos of him not eating cereal went viral when vine user ryan mchenry took clips from gosling's films and paired them with spoonfuls of cereal. the short videos spread across the internet like wildfire. >> after learning mchenry recently passed, gosling posted this video as a salute to mchenry. so after years of refusing gosling finally eats the cereal. he tweeted his condolences to the family saying he felt lucky to be part of his life in some small way. nice of him to do that.
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anna kendrick gracing the cover of glamour magazine. the star of the upcoming "pitch perfect 2" wasn't afraid to take on the issue of gender inequality. >> she pointed out all the films nominated for oscar had male leads and further ponders issues of major importance. >> if you break a pencil, you have two pencils, but if you break a pen, you have zero pens. the roof of your mouth is actually more like a ceiling. >> yeah, deep stuff delivered in the style of jack handy. kendrick took these thoughts from reddit users. >> the thoughts include i touch my iphone in the right places. a pizza will show up at my front door. if i had a dollar for every time i needed a dollar, i would never need a dollar. >> think about it, t.j. deep thoughts. >> i got other stuff. my thoughts aren't nearly that deep. coming up, we'll be bringing back the music. >> how a group of musicians from
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♪ music, the universal language, right? this next story shows just how important it is for music to be able to be heard. >> when a dictator silenced music in his country, it took a brave group to bring it back. abc's david muir has the story. ♪ >> mrs. jacqueline kennedy takes pakistan by storm. >> 1962 and jackie kennedy waving to the crowds in pakistan. flowers tossed into her motorcade. the banner at the time, long live the american friendship and to build it, the state department sending american jazz greats duke ellington, dizzy gillespie, and dave brubeck. his famous "take five." but it was pakistani music americans went to hear until it
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was silenced. this address to the nation from a ruthless dictator the general. >> when he says he's doing it for the love of the people but really he's saying that he had to apply a squeeze. >> i'm trying to apply the squeeze where it is necessary. >> he almost has a smile as he speaks of tightening his grip. >> it's an evil grin. >> films banned the quiet death of pakistani arts. artists beaten in the streets. but years later behind closed doors soundproof walls, musicians determined to bring the music back inspired by the american artists who came to visit. ♪ just listen to their own version of "take five." ♪ and now thousands of miles away down this hallway in new york city, you can hear the music rehearsing. right there in the room. ♪ >> i can imagine life without food but not music.
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>> the documentary "song of lahore" following them to america invited them here to perform at the lincoln center. >> the fact this group is here and have an audience here in america, are you proud of that? >> very proud. ♪ >> the most unlikely orchestra bringing the music back. >> david muir, abc news, new york. >> performing right here at the lincoln center. >> the dave brubeck band. my goodness. i love that music. >> you played a really good desktop during that piece. >> did you like that? >> you know what, i love this stuff. thank you for the compliments there. kayna whitworth and for you out there, don't miss our updates on facebook wmnfans.com. >> we have a lot more here on abc news. >> we have a lot more here on abc news.
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making news in america this morning -- severe weather sweeping across the country right now. the system spawning tornadoes. flooding rains. it's not over yet. where the dangerous conditions are expected today. the hunt for an american accused of being anisis recruiter. the new twitter trail that shows him playing a key role on an attack in texas. special order. a woman and her kid he would hostage in their own home. the hidel message in a pizza order that saved them. and face of jesus. the new image claiming to show what he looked like as a young boy. >> okay. good wednesday morning everybody. i'm kayna whitworth i

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