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this m this morning on "world news now," breaking overnight. twisters touch down. the spring storm system punishing the south with tornadoes terrorizing the region. heavy rains leaded for the midwest and the east coast. the latest just ahead. >> machete attack, people confronted by a suspect with a giant knife at a south florida restaurant. what police are saying about the encounter. and new this half hour it, electric car revolution. >> the new more affordable tesla unveiled overnight. thousands lined up all across the country to plunk down their first payment before even getting a glimpse of vehicle. and fit for a queen b, beyonce slowing off her brand-new athletic clothing line. women lining up for a chance to
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this friday, april 1st. ♪ i thought we were blasting off to space, but this new music is actually original music. >> the original "world news now" music on this -- this was one by yanni. >> i didn't know he did a version. things you learn. "world news now" history. >> great being with you on this sunday, april 1st, everyone. >> right to our top story. the severe weather in the south especially along the mississippi, alabama boarder >> at least three tornadoes touched down last night. more are possible through this morning. damage is reported to homes and byes. it's part of a storm system working its way across the south. we get more from abc's steve osunsami in arkansas. >> reporter: it's getting dark on millions of families in the southeast who will need to watch out for possibly deadly storms. hail in arkansas is mother
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the rain trapped drivers in what looked like raging rivers nearly rock. this is the moment when firefighters rescued three people holding on to a tree for dear life. a number of families north of tulsa are homeless. the weather service is now blaming at least two tornados in northeastern oklahoma that smashed homes and knocked down power poles. i hope people are taking cover. phillip mena is at a church where during the storm they were praying for salvation. >> well, it's amazing that the lord delivered us from this. >> reporter: passengers on an american airlines flight from dallas to memphis thought they were going to meet their maker when the plane ran into severe weather. >> we had to divert. >> reporter: a drink cart went flying and hurt two flight attendants. >> this guy behind me is saying are we going down, are we going down? and he goes, i got kids. i said sir, i said i promise
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and everything is fine. >> reporter: here's something else we're seeing. roads like this one that have been washed away. you could fit a truck in here. with more rain on the way, all of this such more likely. steve osunsami, abc news is, jonesboro, arkansas. >> that virginia state trooper wounded by gunfire at a greyhound station ins in richmond has died. chad dermyer and other troopers from the state police counter-terrorism unit were at the terminal for an exercise when a man approached him and opened fire at close range. the gunman was killed instantly when troopers returned fire. investigators don't yet know why the gunman started shooting. > we do not know. we don't know if he was here visiting and happened to be at the station or if he had come here and just gotten off a bus. >> reporter: two civilians were hurt in the shoot-out but expected to recover. trooper dermyer was a marine corps veteran and married father of two. he was 37 years
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>> some new details in in the brussels tear attack. the new york police department warned dutch authorities about the brothers lo blew themselves up. that was passed to the dutch a week before the attacks but was obviously ignored. police say a fistfight over a woman outside a florida bar escalated. one of the combatants allegedly went to his car and got a machete and attacked two other bar patrons. police say the machete wielder and two other men fled into miami. if he was caught after allegedly attacking a police dog. >> to politics now and a massive show of support for bernie sanders. some estimated 15,000 people crammed into a park in the south bronx last night. sanders talked about wall street, greed and taking on the donald. meanwhile, his campaign just announced another record-breaking month of fund-raising. $44 million in march alone. mostly from small money donors. and ted cruzas
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legal hurdle in pennsylvania. the state supreme court agreed that cruz is indeed eligible to appear on the primary ballot later in month. a republican voter had challenged cruz because he was born in canada but cruz's eligible to become president because his mother was born in the united states. one more note. just days after threatening to sue the rnc, donald trump sat down privately with the party chairman, trump described the meeting as electric. saying they talked about unity. the meeting was planned before trump was slammed for comments on punishing women for having abortions if it were illegal. after backtracking from those remarks, he's now suggesting they were taken out of context. a high profile officer from miami is now the new chief of the ferguson police department. the hiring of del risch moss puts a black man in charge of a mostly white department. ferguson has a majority african-american population. the ferguson police and the municipal court system came under heavy criticismfuling the shooting of michael
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and a new development in the case of an oklahoma reserve deputy who shot and killed a suspect during a drug operation. he said he thought his gun was his taser. he now faces trial. new video sheds light on the incident. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: a raid on a suspected drug house. >> what do i do? >> everything. >> reporter: in police body camera video obtained by the frontier news, you can see former reserve deputy robert bates as he talks to the handcuffed suspect he is sured by a fellow deputy. >> what are you plooning about? what's hurting? what's hurting? >> reporter: at this point, bates appears to have drawn both his taser and his handgun significant because just three weeks later. >> stop right here. stop right here. >> reporter: bates would shoot and kill 44-year-old eric harris during an undercover sting. >> i'm sorry. oh, god! oh, he shot me. >> reporter: bates says he confused his gun and his taser.
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apologize to the family of eric harris. >> reporter: attorneys for the harris family say bates, a wealthy local businessman, was too cozy with the former sheriff stanley glance, lacked required training and that this latest video problems he should never have been serving alongside sworn officers. >> it's completely unnecessary for mr. bates to be willing to taser let alone a handgun. >> reporter: the former sheriff could not be reached for comment. next month bates goes on trial for manslaughter. he's pleaded not guilty. an alarming discovery on a school bus in virginia. explosive material was found in the engine block of the bus. it was left behind after government training exercises conducted while students were on spring break. the bus was used to transport children from two days before anyone noticed. the cia says the training material was in a benign state and did not pose a threat. california is set for the highest minimum wag
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hour. the state legislature has approved the increase that would be phased in until it hits the $15 mark in 2022. the raise will be a boon for more than a million californians working for minimum wages. governor jerry brown plans to sign the new bill on monday. well, you can now make a are ration for a new tesla 3 online. until last night, the only way was to visit a dealer. now thousands of people across the country did yesterday. some waiting. there were hours of it to put down $1,000 key post on a car they haven't even seen. >> yeah. tesla founder elon musk only unveiled the car last night. the all electric vehicle is expected to cost a relatively modest $35,000. but it won't be available until late next year. >> man, i thought this was like an iphone release. people camped out overnight. there were there at 5:00 a.m. so they could get in line
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is this car worth it? >> it's the black friday of cars i guess is what you might call it. >> all right. >> they won't know if it's worth it till after the fact. >> till after. but it seems like a good deal. $35,000? >> you need a long plug. it can only go 200 miles. coming up in "the skinny," beyonce's latest business venture. >> what queen bay is promoting in her newly released video that will hit stores worldwide in just two weeks. and why some of america's top soccer players have filed a criminal complaint. what they say the male soccer players are getting they're not. >> and breaking news, george washington university. >> my alma matter. >> champions of the n.i.t. >> n.i.t., baby. it's been a long time. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. essage for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now
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custom porsche 911 turbo caught fire at custom porsche caught fire at a new york auto show. it happened in an area not open to the public. a special exhibition of custom cars ta opened this morning. workers put out the blaze with fire extinguishers. the man who took the video says he was kicked out of the show for recording it. >> okay. good to know. hot wheels it is. tennessee sports operators draftkings and fanduel are suspending contests on college sports in all states as part of a deal with the ncaa. the college contest will end after monday night's championship basketball game, of course. the websites probably won't take much of a financial hit
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account for only a small portion of their revenue so far. >> you know i love my women's u.s. soccer team. in the real world of sports, u.s. women's soccer team has lobbed a spot kick over what they're calling a penalty over pay disparity. >> nice. >> you like that? >> yes. and five of the team's top players have filed a criminal complaint. they're claiming the male players are getting paid nearly five times as much as the women. wow. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> u.s. wins. >> reporter: they're the 2015 fefa women's world cup chams. now carl i lloyd, hope solo and three other high profile teammates feel they should it be compensated fairly filing a federal complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission. lloyd tweeting hick moment, proud of the strength of this team. >> we continue to be told we should be grateful just of to have the opportunity to play professional soccer. >> reporter: appearing on abc's
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the women's 2015 contribution to u.s. soccer revenue. >> made over $16 million from this team. the men's team caused a $2 million loss. >> reporter: in the complaint, the u.s. women's players claim when their salary is broken down with potential game bonuses they make $3600 to nearly $5,000 a game. the men make $6,000 to more than $17,000 a game. >> women have to fight for their equality. i think the sports world is taking notice of that but still there's a ways to go. >> reporter: a similar firestorm exploded recently in the tennis world with this statement from a major tournament director about women players. >> they ride on the coat tails of the men men. >> reporter: the u.s. soccer federation says our efforts to be advocates for women's soccer are unwavering adding we are negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. it's unclear how long it may take to resolve this complaint but it comes just before the summer olympic games in brazil where the u.s. women's t
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competing for its fourth straight gold medal. reena and kendis? >> it's sh egregious like alarming difference between the two. if the men make it to the world cup, they get a $2.5 million bonus. the women don't get anything. that's remarkable was the ratings during the world cup, the women had the best ratings, through the roof ratings. do you remember that during the world cup? they did very well. >> opposed to the plen's world cup. >> the ratings were the best ever of any ever. so. >> all right. >> says something. >> that's equality. >> when we come back, what rihanna is showing off in her just released video. >> and beyonce launches a brand new business venture. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" co
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♪ skinny so skinny skinny, so skinny. time now for the skinny. topping our headlines this friday morning, rihanna kissing it better. >> barely 24 hours ago, her kiss it better single from her eighth studio album has already racked up about 2.5 million views. but we can't show you here is the sensual bump and grind of the song and the star's various states of undress. this is the cleaned up version. >> this is the pc version. >> yeah. ♪ can't do it like that
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get it like that ♪ ♪ so i argue you yell but you sting me back ♪ ♪ who cares about you >> well, as one critic puts it, "kiss it better" is a historion i can prince like ballad focused on rihanna alone. it's always quite explicit not safe for viewing at work or mixed company. >> if we watch this will people in i.t. get flagged for watching a sensual video. >> perhaps. i suggest skip netflix andcally and just watch that and chill. >> another female pop star making a splash in fashion. >> beyonce has jumped into the ath leisure market launching a women's sportswear line called ivy park named in part for her 4-year-old daughter now, blue iby. she made the announcement yesterday in in a new video in which she dances, swims and
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clothes. >> the collection is a joint venture with sir phillip green who owns a top stop fashion chain and will feature leggings, crop tops and jackets. i bet it does well. >> beyonce needs the money so please support that venture. next another video going viral about apparently nothing in particular. >> kylie jenner, the youngest of the jenner clan released the video yesterday. it involves sir rolls royce, what appears to be a drug deal going bad. plenty of pistol whipping and someone getting thrown out of a window in throw motion, of course. >> apparently it's all to promote jenner's new line of lip gloss. >> oh. not workout stuff. lip gloss. >> because nothing says lip gloss more than sex and violence. my lip gloss, please. >> i can't even see the lip gloss in this one here. is it nude colors? i'm not sure. >> there's not much lip
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there. >> jenner is also out with her latest ad for pumas, new fierce sneakers. she showed off her incredible abs. >> she does look good. >> and finally, rounding out this special girl power edition of the "skinny," we give you victoria beckham like you've never seen her before. wow. >> whoa. >> could that be considered bending it like -- beckham? >> no. nice job there, sandy. in her latest instagram snap, the former spice girl shows off her incredible flexibility, raising her right leg up to an incredible angle while nonchalantly filing her nails on a sofa. shoo she credits the outfit saying it's amazing what you can do in culottes. these are culottes? thought this was a dress. and ballet classes are paying off. >> so earlier this year, however, beckham famously
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legal ramifications for his actions. >> i do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in georgia of which i and my family have been a part of for all of our lives. >> there's really no precedent for this to be the state of the court for a year or a year and a half, the court doesn't function very well with only eight members. >> i know it would be very easy for me to discard people. i don't discard people. i stay with people. >> this is the consequence of the culture of the trump campaign, the abusive culture. >> i think that every candidate has to be responsible for what happens in their campaign. ultimately the responsibility is mr. trump's. >> what has concerned me very much about donald trump is the edginess of calls for violence around his campaign. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no as a principle? >> the answer is there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yeah.
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there has to be some form. >> he practically wrote a campaign ad for hillary clinton and for the democrats and more broadly raising questions on the eve of the wisconsin primary about his readiness for office. >> did you have a romantic relationship with general petraeus? >> no. >> did you ever have an affair with -- >> never had an affair with anybody in my life. >> geraldo and edyta. >> if i didn't get eliminated tonight i would have demanded a recount. >> we miss him. >> i know. >> a lot of us were rooting for him. we thought he was -- >> yeah, look at those moves. >> we love running this video. >> this is just like classic dance moves here. >> it is. >> i learn so much. well, the competition does continue on monday. coming up in the week, we have national caramel popcorn day. >> okay, peanut butter and jelly day tomorrow. >> a big announcement here on monday. watch this space. >> announcer: th
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, more tornadoes touching down in the south. the videos just coming this and where the severe weather is heading right now. show of unity. donald trump meeting with republican leaders as a controversy surrounding the billionaire pile on. plus, hillary clinton lashing out during a rally after a question. collision course. a large passenger boat out of control. smashing into a pier. and be on alert. april 1st is just getting started and companies are already trying to fool us. we say good sunday morning on this april 1st. we'll start -- >> you had me for


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