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this morning on "world news now," criminal charges stemming from the flint water crisis. the government officials hit with felony counts for their roles in allegedly covering up the paul agpublic health disaster. >> playing politics. donald trump shifting tones the day after his big win and going right after hillary clinton and ted cruz. plus, why he's still railing against the rnc. the latest just ahead. >> and new this half hour, a teaching aide arrested for assaulting a student. we'll show you the incident caught on camera showing is the school employee roughing up a teenager and shouting. hear what school officials are now saying about it. and a surprise celebration at a weight watchers meeting. oprah stops by after losing 30 pounds from the program she now in part owns. hear how you can have your bread and eat it too in "the skinny" on t
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i love bread. you love bread. everybody gets bread. >> and a new car. >> good morning. i'm ryan smith. >> i'm diane macedo. talking about oprah's big weight loss. we'll have more on that coming up. but to serious news now. we begin with the latest on the water crisis in flint, michigan. >> the first criminal charges have been filed against three government officials who now face potential jail time for the city's lead contamination that's potentially harmed tens of thousands of residents. the prosecutor says he's just getting started. abc's stephanie ramos has the latest. >> reporter: the first wave of charges now filed in the flint water crisis. >> so many things went so the terribly wrong and tragically wrong in flint. >> reporter: michigan's attorney general announcing three officials are charged with felonies including official misconduct and evidence tampering. two state environmental regulators w
court facing up to five years in prison. >> they failed in their responsibilities to protect the health and safety of families in flint. >> reporter: the drinking water became contaminated when the flint river as its water source for more than a year. he charges these officials knowingly lied on water tests performed on homes before the transition leaving residents exposed for months to potentially hazardous levels of lead? these are charges. >> michigan governor rick snyder believes the water is drinkable again and plans to drink the water for a month. >> he wants us all to start using waters in the filters again. >> reporter: the governor stopping by this home filling up gallons of water to take home for his wife and him to drink. investigators say it doesn't end here. for them, it is personal. >> it really hurts when i have friends, personal close friends.
>> reporter: before the charges were announced, more than 20 senate democrats called for massive new investments in water infrastructure systems because of concerns over lead contamination across the country. diane and ryan, they also said the water crisis if flint was a wake-up call. >> indeed. thank you, stephanie. at least eight people drowned in severe flooding this week in the houston area. roads are underwater and closed to traffic. most of the eight fatalities ignored signs and barriers. video shows one driver squeezing around a highway truck and frantically signaling for help with her cell phone. a highway worker in the truck tried twice to reach her. >> at that of point, i've got three boys of my own and a family and i had to see what i could do to save myself. >> the 25-year-old college student drowned. more flooding is likely. there are thunderstorms overnight and the reservoirs behind two aging dams are nearing capacity. the standoff between the white house and congress
appears to be easing. democrats say top republicans have agreed to at least partially fund the president's request. he wants $1.9 billion. the current measure would provide $1.1 billion. it could come up for a vote later today before a committee. meanwhile, some residents in the florida keys are protesting a plan to release genetically modified mosquitos to battle the virus. republicans and democrats continue to battle over whether planned parenthood sold fetal tissue for profit. house republicans released documents they say may point to businesses profiting from the sale of tissue for research. democrats say the documents show no direct evidence of profit. turning now to the race for the white house and to hillary clinton just hours away from taking questions from voters in a town hall on "good morning america." after her decisive victory in new york, clinton is looking ahead to next week's contests in five states including pennsylvania. she appeared at an event in philadelphia with a former
turning her attention to gun control. >> we're not interested in taking away guns of lawful responsible gun owners. but we have got to do more and it cuts across every community. we have got to do more to save more lives. >> reporter: bernie sanders is holding several campaign events in pennsylvania after spending the day in vermont recharging from his crushing defeat. his campaign is making it clear he has no plans of switching parties again. they say sanders, a former independent, will now be a democrat for life. on the republican side, donald trump hit the ground running following his new york landslide. after a fairly subdued victory speech, trump was back in usual form delight supporters with name calling and one-line zingers. we have more now from abc as david wright. >> reporter: basking in his biggest win yet, donald trump rallied indiana
hits. >> lyin' ted cruz, lyin' ted. i call her crooked hillary. i can tell you, this is a crooked system. i love running against crooked hillary. hillary, you're fired! in new york, a glimpse of something different. >> senator cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. >> reporter: did you hear that? he actually called him senator cruz. the consummate dealmaker changing his sales pitch to close the deal. the tone, more presidential. trying to make the case that a trump nomination is now inevitable. trump tweeted, "ted cruz is mathematically out of winning the race. now all he can do is be a spoiler. never a nice thing to do." >> reporter: but cruz is pressing on to the convention. >> we are definitely headed to cleveland. >> reporter: and his tone certainly hasn't changed. >> upon winning his home state, donald, with a characteristic display of humility, declared this race is over. manhattan has spoken.
demanding more debates with donald trump. trump told "the new york times" his campaign is evolving. his team is now predicting they'll win the first vote at the convention with 1,400 delegates, more than he needs. but in order to do that, trump needs to find a way to win over wary voters and delegates. david wright, abc news, indianapolis. >> a teacher's aide at a high school in milwaukee has been arrested after he pushed a student and held him to the floor of a classroom by the throat. cell phone video shows the 39-year-old holding the 14-year-old student down shouting expletives at him. a school official says the aide faces disciplinary action and could be fired. the student was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. and in georgia, surveillance video shows a terrifying armed robbery inside a t-mobile store. three armed gunmen held five employees and six customers at gunpoint you. see them there -- including
children. no one was hurt, thankfully. police believe the three suspects are responsible for at least three other area robberies. crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for their arrest and conviction. >> we have breaking thus this morning in the world of professional wrestling. wwe legend and adult film star chyna whose real name was joanie laurer has been found dead in her redondo beach, california, home. she was 45 years old. there is no word on the cause of death. her manager reportedly says foul play is not suspected and that she died peacefully. a major agreement expected to be announced today to compensate volkswagen owners whose cars were involved in an emissions scandal. under terms of the deal, vw has reportedly agreed to buy back some of the of 00,000 diesel cars that were rigged to cheat emissions tests. individual owners could be offered $5,000 in compensation plus having their cars modified free of charge. final
sorted out ahead of today's hearing before a federal judge in san francisco. shares of mitsubishi are expected to hit record lows after that company admitted to manipulating fuel economy data on about 600,000 vehicles, as well. the cars were sold only in japan. and here at home, the woman who bravely took on slavery is taking over the $20 bill. slavery abolitionist and civil war union spy harriet tubman will knock the seventh president and former slave holder andrew jackson off the 20. tubman is credited with helping hundreds of slaves escape to freedom from the south through the underground railroad. the new bills will be designed by 2020 the hundredth anniversary of women's suffrage. >> drivers in new mexico are seeing double literally. >> the state's contractor mistake is responsible for this. check this out. duplicates of road signs. at least 44 of them along state road north of santa fe. the state and the county blame each other for the mistake.
>> either way, the duplicates obviously should never have been left in place. the state eventually admitting it was one of their contractors who's made the mistake. worker are now in the process of taking the old signs down. not only do they waste resources creating the signs and putting them up, now more resources just to take them down. >> who was the guy that went to each site and said i keep putting up two of the same sign. i guess it's what i'm supposed to do. let's just keep going. another one, john. >> just exactly six inches behind the other one so you can't even see it. >> you could tell, that's what the paperwork said. this is the paperwork. like when you get your car fixed. that's what it says. but cars don't have five wheels. >> tax money at its best. >> exactly. coming up, we go from seeing double "three's company." ♪ come and knock on my door, we've been waiting for you ♪ >> i'll leave it at that.
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while it may look like a video game, it was a serious fight over who would supply concrete forsythe. workers also used pellet guns and knifes. >> okay, guys. >> it's like a battle of the transformers. >> it does. this is a real fight. >> this guy tries to come over and help out. let me in the cab. look at this guali not quite. wow. >> okay. >> very mature. very mature. >> now to a fight of a distinctly different sort. this happened at a little league baseball game in florida. >> a lot of people would say this is shameful. the kids just want to play. some of the adults weren't playing nice at all. abc's clayton sandell reports. >> reporter: it's the latest example of a little league game that turns into a major brawl. >> that's what you want? >> reporter: two coaches at this recent cooper city, florida, baseball game, after exchanging heated insults, throw punches while the players watch. it's a common sight almost everywhere. the so-called grownups clearing the stands.
chaos at that point. >> reporter: this man shoving a boy during a wrestling match. a basketball game becomes a screaming match. such an infamous part of youth sports, it's gotten the "south park" treatment. >> oh, not again. >> reporter: while the adults are throwing the punches, experts say it's the kids that can be damaged most. >> you could have a child who really missed out on opportunity for team building and a team experience, who goes on themselves to be an angry parent. i think the most important thing is, don't just be silent about it. you know, when you see things happening, really give your child a chance to talk about it. >> reporter: in florida, no criminal charges were filed, but the league tells police, those two coaches will face a discipline board. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. remember the kids are watching this, too. try to lead by example. >> lead by example, indeed. >> when we come back, and the classic sit-com bound for the big screen. >> and a surprise from oprah. stick around. "the skinny" is next. >> ann
>> make up the words. >> the stars john ritter played jack tripper, the supposedly gay roommate or he pretended to be gay so he could live with them. his roommates, of course, where is janet and krissy played by joyce dewitt and suzanne some mers. and new line cinemas is in talks to acquire the rights for the movie based on the show. word is the film will be based in the 1970s. >> can't wait to see who jack tripper is. the studio is tapping is write areas behind the film "he's just not that the into you" to write the movie. i can't wait. i love that show. >> do you love the theme song? >> what are the words again? ♪ come on knock at our door, take a step that is new. >> the end. >> three is company two. >> i thought i heard the word opera in there will somewhere. >> there was an opa-de-boo in california back then. >> we'll work on that one a little bit.
winfrey who is changing up her ways when it comes to weight watcher. she's been representing the weight loss company since last year. >> she's been doing great. to mark the fact she's lost 30 pounds, she decided to attend a weight watchers meeting in person and she brought a friend and you know what happened. >> this is gayle king who has lost lots of weight. >> i didn't know it was your coach's class. >> it's my coaches class. >> so your coach doesn't know you're coming? >> the coach knows i'm coming. the rest of the people don't know i'm coming. let's see what happens. hi. >> needless to say, everyone was pretty excited to see them there. oprah usually does her meetings online but she wanted to come in person this time. she got what's called a bravo for starting a new behavior. bravo to everyone there. >> i always wondered what it's like to be like her. you go to get coffee and people are like yeah. i would love that in my life. >> we can start greeting you with a round of applause
>> we go to the grocery store, yea! all right. he's here. high fives. >> you should arrive and be like i'm here, everyone. see what happens. >> not much. broadway is on a great run right now thanks to the success of shows like "hamilton" and "the book of mormon." a new production is working its way to the stage. >> three words, share the musical. it's already written. sources say it will musically take audiences through cher's life as a child as the wife of sonny bono and a solo singer who gains legendary status. >> she brings in life after love. three different actresses will play cher at different points in her life. the first draft of the show will be presented to producers today actually. >> a happy 90th birthday to queen elizabeth ii. she meets some of her subjects near windsor castle today. >> also marking the occasion, this cute photo. the queen with her five great grarnd grandchildren and two youngest grand children.
of particular interest, you see 2-year-old george there. the future king second from the right. >> his little sister, princess charlotte is on the queen's left holding the queen's purse. the daughter of sarah phillips one of the queen's granddaughters, as well. >> so cute. one of the queen's granddaugh r granddaughters, as well. >> so cute.
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audiodesigned by zack posen thanks to google's made with code program. >> we work on textiles prototyping and research and development to find better ways to manufacture e textiles. >> maddy dropped out of parsons to start her own company. >> the created started out kind of as a fashion tech. >> her parents approved only one semester off. that was three years ago. her latest project this lightweight jacket she calls kelvin created with thermochromic fabric. >> you can see it's getting really hot here. that's why the fabric is changing color. >> reporter: illuminating example kaz of the future of fashion. following her passion in 2010, emily weiss left her job at "vogue" to focus on her beauty blog, into the gloss. >> i like to have five things. >> her post sharing the beauty secrets of some of the world's most recognizable woman. >> there's a lot of products out there. as a beauty editor myself, i've tried a lot of them.
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making news in america this morning, hillary clinton and donald trump regain the momentum but can they lock it up with the next big test than a week away. we're live with the latest. breaking overnight, a wrestling legend found dead. the tributes pouring in for chyna as the investigation gets under way. texas faces new concerns as aging dams holding back walls of water are deemed extremely high risk. plus, a home on the brink of falling right into ray swollen river. >> and happy birthday, your majesty, the queen of england turned 90 pictured proudly with the youngest members of the royal family. good thursday morning.