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this morning on "world news now," the last minute campaigning and infighting before voters in four states go to the polls. what's at stake in today's important primaries and caucuses. >> remembering nancy reagan. the beloved first lady, the latest tributes and the plans for her funeral. >> and new this half hour, the tennis star admitting she failed a drug test. >> maria sharapova explains what happened. while companies that endorsed her drop their deals. the developments overnight. >> and later in the "skinny," the women of the bachelor" telling all from hard feelings to apologies. it's reality tv like you've never seen before. our analyst is here with exclusive insight. it is tuesday, march 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. you know what's hotter than the bachelor? >> what? >> i think american politics. we thought it would be spiced up a little bit with bloomberg stepping in. a lot of people were thinking it would be more of a circus. >> exactly. i still think with pa bloomberg saying he's not going to run, this will still be a hot mess coming down the road. the republican convention in cleveland, i'm going to grab a big box of real popcorn and sit back and eat. >> you know i don't eat popcorn anymore after a certain incident on the show. a battle for the white house a day after michael bloomberg announced he will not enter the race. voters are casting ballots in four states today. >> today's a big day, as well. republicans have a primary in idaho and caucuses in hawaii today. voters from both parties have primaries in mississippi and michigan. those are major contests. >> and in michigan, it will be a tough battle for bernie sanders. polls show hillary clinton taking a commanding lead. our political coverage begins with abc's k
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>> we will not let a person like that ever become president of the united states. >> reporter: donald trump is feeling the heat. >> raise your hand. i swear i'm going to vote for donald trump next week. >> reporter: as gop rival ted cruz gains on him with super saturday victories in kansas and maine. >> i think momentum is surging our direction. >> reporter: conservative groups are spending tens of millions of dollars on anti-trump ads. >> donald trump hasn't served this country a day in his life. >> reporter: marco rubio is defying trump's call for him to drop out. he's even trailing in his home state of florida. >> we're going to win florida. this is going to be a very long process. >> reporter: democrat hillary clinton has reason to sound confident. >> hello. >> reporter: before michigan's big contest. >> i would hope to be able to enlist bernie in helping me reach out to his supporters if i am fortunate enough to be the nominee. >> reporter: she and bernie
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hosted by fox news in detroit tackling the issues of health care, isis and trade. >> i am going to change those trade policies. corporations are going to invest in america, mot in china. >> reporter: sanders would need to win every remaining contest by ten points to beat clinton for the nomination. clinton was asked if she would consider choosing sanders as her vp. >> let's not get ahead of ourselves. >> reporter: today there are also contests in mississippi, idaho and hawaii, but the big prize is michigan where both donald trump and hillary clinton have double digit leads on their rivals. >> reena and kendis? >> thanks to kenneth there. a major florida newspaper has chosen none of the bob when it comes to endorsing a republican candidate for president. "the sun sentinel" says it will not back any of the current candidates because the kind of person who should be running is not in the race. >> transcending political parties and even national boda
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have been pour ing infor nancy reagan. we're hearing new details about the final good-bye planned for one of america's most prominent and active first ladies. abc's matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: with those flags lowered at the reagan national library, and the white house, president obama remembering the former first lady. >> i know how much she meant not just to president reagan, but to the country as a whole. >> reporter: as a first lady she was defined by her devotion to her husband, and as a widow by her devotion to his legacy at the reagan library. workers setting up a venue for a 1,000-person funeral friday. but before the ceremony, the condolences. her daughter patti writing, "there is comfort in feeling surrounded by gentle thoughts and kind wishes." her stepson michael tweeting, "nancy is where she always wanted to be, with her ronnie. now she is at peace." sheila tate, her former press secretary, focusing on her crusades for alzheimer's research and against drug use. >> she traveled hundreds of
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eight years, raising money for treatment programs. >> reporter: nancy reagan passed away sunday morning at the bel air estate she and president reagan had lived in since he left the white house in 1989. her body will be brought for burial near the gravesite of her beloved at the reagan library. heads of state and former presidents are expected. and i'm told that nancy and ronald reagan began meticulously planning for this funeral when they were still in the white house down to the pall bearers and the flowers. matt gutman, simi valley, california. >> now to a major ruling from the supreme court for gay parents. the justices reversed an alabama court's refusal to recognize a same sex adoption in neighboring georgia. the birth mother tried to prevent her former partner from having visitation rights even though she had legally adopted the children while they were together. >> new details surfaced in the hulk hogan sex tape trial. in st. petersburg, flori
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the pro wrestler took the stand testifying that his former best friend, tampa deejay bubba the love sponge propositioned him to have sex with his then wife heather. hogan said he repeatedly turned them down till he reached what he called a dark day in his marriage. but it wasn't till five years later that he learned that a sex tape had been made and leaked. >> i was pretty rocked. i felt numb. i still was holding out hope that bubba did not do this to me. >> hogan is suing gawker for $100 million for posting the video saying it turned himself up side down. gawker is citing freedom of the press. >> to the west coast and the el nino fueled storms pummeling the west with deadly force everywhere san francisco to san diego, uprooting trees as you can see there, collapsing roofs and briefly knocking out power to lax. some roads in the bay area under a foot of water as some areas saw about 11 inches of rainfall over 72 hours. in the higher elevations storms slammed the
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mountains with blizzard conditions and those storms may have had an impact on this. the severe weather likely played a role in this train derailment, this is a live picture that is coming to us right now in northern california. a fallen tree right now on the track sent one train car into a creek. several people were injured but everyone we're told should be okay. you can see that car that's down on the left there. that's probably the one that ended up in the creek. this happened during the end of the rush hour there in northern california. and in today's forecast, powerful storms, gusty winds and flooding downpours from sunshine to shreveport. up to a foot of rain is expected. light rain in northern california. unusually warm in the midwest to the northeast. >> 70s in dallas and washington, d.c., 60s in new york and chicago. 50s in great falls, and albuquerque, 40s in boston and seattle.
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was charged with drunk driving after police saw this. take a look. a 15-foot tree wedged into the grill of her car. she had obviously run into it at some point because police noticed that the air bags were already deployed. the driver admitting striking the tree but couldn't remember where. >> well, usually when we show you cars of the future it's a model that the car companies will have on streets within the next year. that's not the case with the new offering from bmw. >> the german car giant unveiled a vehicle it called the vision next 100. yesterday, its doors open toward the sky. its steering wheel emerges from the dash board and its tires are like nothing ever seen before. >> it also includes a full display windshield that warns of obstacles moving into the car's path and it has two modes, one where the driver is in control and the other where the car actually drives itself.
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they say it's likely to be available in the next 20 or 30 years. i bet you can get heated seats in this car, too. >> and then some. it's nice looking car. >> it does look good. >> coming up in "the skinny," the women of the bachelor open up about this emotional and memorable season. our analyst is here with the highlights and there were some low lights, as well. >> thankfully. >> that's our analyst. >> also ahead, maria sharapova's failed drug test. what it means to the tennis star, her career and her endorsements. >> and later, is marriage really a major life's accomplishment? i mean, we're going to hear why some young women are saying no. you're watching "world news now." if ynow's the time to get your ducks in a row. to learn about medicare, and the options you have. you see, medicare doesn't cover everything - only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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caught on camera here, new video of a garbage truck falling off a highway in miami. look at this, goes right in. police say the dashcam video shows the driver identified as kasim smith apparently distracted while driving on i-95, a ramp there, crashing through a guardrail and plunging 100 feet to the street below. witnesses and family members say it's really a pleurocal that he survived. the driver was reportedly cited for careless driving and not wearing a seat belt. how can you not wear a seat belt when you drive that big thing. i just don't know. >> it's a miracle nobody else on the ground -- didn't impact anybody else. >> very good point. >> making a big impact on the sports world right now, tennis star maria sharapova already facing consequences following her announcement she failed a drug test in january. in fact, overnight nike suspending sponsorship of her while the investigation of her case continues. >> and sharapova says she's let her fans down and the game she loves. abc's ryan smith has details.
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>> i made a huge mistake. >> reporter: maria sharapova, tennis star and the world's highest paid female athlete admitting she failed a drug test at the australian open saying she's been taking the drug meldonium used for heart treatments. she claims she was unaware it was added to the banned substances this year. >> i had a deficiency in magnesium. i had irregular ekg results and i had a family history of diabetes. >> sharapova a tennis prodigy. becoming an instant star after winning wimbledon at 17. going on to win four more grand slams but in the years that followed, injuries taking their toll. the star saying she'll cooperate with the investigation into her failed tests. >> i know that i face consequences. and i don't want to end my career this way. >> sharapova one of
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fail a drug test is reportedly subject to a provisional suspension. ryan smith, abc news, new york. incredible. she made something like $30 million last year. $23 million of which was from endorsements alone. >> more than serena. >> she's going to be fine. she's estimated to be worth $195 million. she came to the u.s. with $700 in her back pocket. she's done well. >> coming up, our senior analyst breaks down last night's dramatic tell all. >> and didn't mean to interrupt there. so excited. did kanye west just hack into his wife's twitter account? "the skinny" up next. nt? "the skinny" up next.
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♪ skinny, so skinny okay. "skinny" time. the countdown officially on ahead of next week's big finale of abc's "the bachelor." >> last night on the shoi it was time for the women to tell all. here to tell us all what they said is our senior bachelor analyst jack sheehan. >> before we get to business, we need to say thanks to all the people watching on youtube. last week's appearance had just about 38,000 views. >> wow. >> when i sat down in this chair. that's a lot for us. thanks very much. keep watching. >> don't ask us for a pay raise.
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>> roll that beautiful bachelor footage. women tell all. start with lace. we love lace. lace admitted i'll quote her here, i was uncomfortable there. maybe that's why she was drinking all the booze she could get her hands on. we don't know. when lace basically said she knew that her and ben weren't connecting, she was out of there. then there was this guy that actually has a tattoo of lace's face. who basically invaded the stage. you get the idea. i hope he's going to like that in about 40 years. lace, by the way, will get a chance to see more of lace, there is the tat. we'll get to see more of lace on "bachelor in paradise." let's get olivia over with here. move this right along. olivia claiming it's not fun watching the show. i wonder why. >> yeah. >> because olivia was olivia. she was annoying and had to go. that was pretty much it. maybe they got to do something here because she said she wasn't comfortae
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>> yeah, the setting. the mansion looked pretty, you know, comfortable. the places that they stayed looked pretty comfortable. all of a sudden, everybody's uncomfortable. who knows? olivia says the last couple of months have been very hard on her. to her credit she did apologize for the teen mom comment that she made that offended so many people. so that's that. then they rolled ben out, what's left of him after this whole season. he was very gracious to caila who as we know sprung the surprise last week and he basically surprised her by saying you got to go sweetheart. excuse me. i don't think there's any hurt feelings as far as they go. ben according to chris harrison should go on the mount rushmore of bachelors. >> wow. >> he was also -- he was gracious to all the women. he said -- he called himself a lucky guy. so fair enough to him. >> he was very nice. >> yeah. then the last segment we get to a sneak peek
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finale. the final two women are our girl lauren b and jojo. ben has told both of them that he loves them. so who knows how he's going to extricate himself from this mess. >> going to be an explosive. >> it will be explosive. it will be emotional. the whole nine yards. i'm being told to get out of here. see you next week. thanks for watching. > 38,000 views and counting. thank you. senior analyst. >> yeah, jack. don't miss jack's bachelor season recap next monday. >> it will be interesting, of course. so in case you didn't go on the internets yesterday, then there may be an image you have yet to see. here it is. do you see it? kim kardashian once again posting a nude selfie on social media. to her credit, she did censor something, but still is caused quite a stir. >> yes, creeps and fans alike were delighted with her revealing pose but kim was apparently just toying with the world. last night the 35-year-old mom of two explained tweeting i'm st earlier was a recent pic.t my that was my bl
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ago and 25 pounds lighter. >> regardless of the context, many other celebrities reacted to the digital display of flesh including bette midler who threw some shade. if kim wants to us see a part of her we've never seen, she's going to have to swallow the camera. >> but wait, we have breaking "skinny" news overnight. kim started tweeting back at her detractors. in a flurry of harshly worded disses calling midler a fake friend. but our crack "skinny" team uncoded the messaging. the explosion caused by kanye west as one tweet referenced the $53 million kanye claims he's in debt. all right. next for those about to rock, well, you have to wait. legendcy roerks ac, rockers ac/dc postponed their remaining u.s. tour dates. lead singer brian johnson advised to stop touring immediately or risk total deafness. the band said they would return at a later date but likely with a substitute singer.
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for better results, use finish jet-dry. ♪ >> romeo and >> romeo and who? >> many people consider their wedding day one of the most important moments of their lives but is it an accomplishment. >> that's a big question. one writer doesn't think so but she's not married. so when people who are read what she had to say, man it caused quite a reaction. abc's deborah roberts has more. >> reporter: for many women, tying the knot isn't exactly like hitting the jackpot. >> i've noticed for a long time that getting married is put on a much higher pedestal especially for women than any academic professional, volunteering or hobby related successes. and i've always been confused. >> reporter: take 27-year-old natalie brook, sharing in a "huffington post" article she's
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viewed as a major accomplishment writing, you don't have to have a brain, drive or special skill set to get married. you just have to have a willing partner. >> don't get me wrong. getting married is a huge event. but i don't think it's an achievement. and i don't think having a ring on my finger makes me unique or special. >> reporter: no doubt romantic proposals are still a big deal. but things are slowly changing. one study saying for four out of ten women, having a successful marriage is only one of their most important goals. >> it's true that we're still coming out of a cultural time when getting married was their license into the world of accomplishment. because they could own their husband's accomplishments. and that would be a sad reason to feel accomplished at this point for getting married. >> reporter: those mixed feelings led to brook's article trending online, even spark agcritics who
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choices. >> people have definitely misunderstood me because they think i'm saying love and relationships and marriage isn't important. and what's not what i'm saying. what i'm saying is, it's not everything. >> but before you accuse her of being a bitter single woman, a bit of news about natalie brook. she just got engaged and is focusing on not just the marriage but a long-term relationship. >> what is an accomplishment is making it year after year after year celebrating that five mark that 15 mark, that 50 mark. >> reporter: deborah roberts, abc news, new york. oh, see? even she ended up giving in. >> i'm not a believer. i've always thought of marriage as a leading cause of divorce. so i just -- >> kenny g., we've got to get you to settle down one of these days. he's available. on the market. these days. he's available. on the market.
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a train derailing. one of its cars landing in a creek. >> we started seeing water coming into the bottom of the train. yes, and it was rising fast. >> rescue crews rushing to the scene smashing windows checking for survivors. crucial contest, voters heading to the polls today in four state, could it be bernie sanders' last stand as hillary clinton pulls away in the polls and donald trump hoping to pile up more delegates. we're live on another big day in the presidential election. floating to safety. new video of a pilot using the plane's parachutes to control a crash. and epic frustrating on the soccer field. medics having trouble carrying off an injured player.

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