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this morning on "world news now," there's growing controversy over an online gun auction because it's the weapon used to fatally shoot trayvon martin. now a second online company is backtracking. >> and political power play. donald trump or the republicans in washington, who holds the key to the gop? after remaining tight-lipped all day, trump speaking out overnight about their summit on the hill. and new this half hour, train conductor jumps into action just in the nick of time. >> why he ran back through the cabin moments before the train slammed into a vehicle on the tracks. >> and since neither presidential front-runner has yet announced a running mate, jimmy kimmel is tossing his hat into the race declaring his candidacy for vice president saying he doesn't need a number one to make a number two.
on this friday, may 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it's friday the 13th. >> it is friday the 13th. a little spooky. kimmel tweeting about two hours ago said i'm jimmy kimmel and i would like to be your vice president, officially putting himself there in the race. >> all right. we'll see how that one goes over. >> we'll get to that a little bit later. we want to start on a serious note. want to start with the new development overnight in george zimmerman's controversial gun sale. the auction of the pistol he used to kill trayvon martin now vanishing from a second website. >> zimmerman sparked outrage when he announced the sale of this gun. he vehemently defended his right to put it on the auction block but so far, it's not quite going as planned. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: it's known as a
millimeter pistol. it became a symbol of the grim side of american life in the hands of this man in the murder case against george zimmerman for shooting trayvon martin in 2012. >> what do you recognize that to be? >> that would be the handgun, magazine and holster i remove. >> reporter: this web page called it an american firearm icon. the ad rejected by the host site minutes before it went live. more than 200,000 people browsed the page and later thursday, another website offered the gun for sale. zimmerman spoke to the orlando fox station. >> reporter: what is your reaction to the people who may not approve of this going on auction? >> they're not going to be bidding on it. so i couldn't care less about them. zimmerman was a neighborhood watch captain who followed martin one night in sanford, florida. they faced off and witnesses testified that martin attacked and beat zimmerman who then shot and killed the unarmed martin. zimmerman claimed self-defense. the jury believed him. >> we the jury find george
zimmerman not guilty. >> reporter: zimmerman says he has no qualms about selling the gun. >> what i've decided to do is not cower. i'm a free american and i can do what i'd like with my possessions. >> reporter: he writes he was honored and humbled to sell the gun calling it a piece of american history. opening bid, $5,000. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. the second website that offered the gun has been disconnected temporarily. later this morning, the website says it will announce whether or not it will continue with the auction. separate investigations into police use of excessive force are under way in massachusetts and new hampshire toing the violent arrest of a suspect. here is the incident. police seen beating a 50-year-old man who had led them on an hour-long chase. one straight trooper from both massachusetts and new hampshire has been suspended while the incident is looked into. now, there are reports the suspect nearly rammed the police
cruiser during a separate incident just days before the chase that ended with his arrest. turning now to the race for the white house, donald trump and the republican establishment have taken their first step in the quest for party unity. trump sat down with house speaker paul ryan and other gop leaders to discuss what they call common core principles. ryan is still refraining from endorsing trump but called the meeting encouraging. they both pledged to work together to win in the fall. >> i thought it was a great meeting. we discussed a lot of things, a lot of very important things. i thought it was really a very, very good meeting. i think paul felt the same way and everybody else did also. >> and in a sign that opposition to trump is at least fading, even senator lindsey graham softened his stance. after months of slamming trump, the two men spoke on the phone. graham still won't endorse trump but promised the insults will stop. hillary clinton isn't saying much about the republicans' challenge to mend fences with trump. when asked for her reaction to their meeting, she just shoo
her head and did not respond. but her campaign released a video highlighting republicans speaking out against trump. on the question of unity it ends with the words "good luck with that." and bernie sanders still forging ahead campaigning in south dakota. he addressed a cheering crowd in sioux falls last night repeating his call for college tuition and blasting income inequality. he criticized walmart saying it's not paying workers a living wage. >> overseas where a top hezbollah leader has been killed in an apparent israeli air strike. the group's military commander died in syria tuesday night. he was an used of helping assassinate the prime minister of lebanon in 2005. and brazil's new acting president michel temer called for unity addressing the nation after the senate voted to start impeachment proceedings against dilma rousseff, now suspended from office. she is vowing to fight what she calls a coup. brazil hosts the olympics in about three months. >> new this
administration is taking action in the highly charged issue of trabs gender bathroom use. a letter being sent to all public schools in the country today directing that transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom which matches their gender identity. the directive does not have the force of law but the move is expected to be criticized by conservatives. >> carly trent, the 9-year-old tennessee girl who disappeared last week is back with her family. her uncle faces kidnapping charges. authorities say two men found trent and gary simpson thursday about five miles from the nnessee. border in northern one held simpson at gunpoint while the other called 911. >> a lot of hitting the bushes and digging and praying and a lot of heartache. a lot of disappointment in this but thank god it turned out good. >> trent is being evaluated overnight in the hospital. she vanished last wednesday after police say simpson picked her up from elementary school. >> facebook is fighting charges it has a big dislikeut
thursday, the social media site published a 28-page guide for its trending news features. the move came amid allegations that facebook's trending topics feature leans to the left. the company's vice president of global operations said in a post that its trending topics team follows principles that are consistent with facebook's commitment to being a platform for people of all viewpoints. >> subaru recalling more than 48,000 new vehicles in the u.s. and warning owners not to drive them. the recall covers new legacy and outback mod did hes. those vehicles may have a serious steering issue. dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the steering column. mcdonald's testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in dallas but says it's too early to say weather fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally. the test is limited to the quart pounder. mcdonald's has been trying
attempt to boost sales. >> your mail carrier is going to be busier than usual tomorrow because he will be selecting food donations as well as delivering mail to you. it's called stamp out hunger food drive. they ask that you leave nonperishable food by your mailbox where it can be collected. organizers say letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities across the country will take part in that. >> that's a good idea. anyone who has played golf knows how difficult it can be. it is so difficult that the pros sometimes look like mere us. >> this morning's example, adam scott playing the 18th hole at this week's pga event in florida. his tee shot goes right into the water. >> that's close. isn't it? >> i guess. that's not what they aim for. >> this is worse. scott's next shot reached a cart path and didn't stop rolling until it was 60 yards past the green. when he tried to get back to the green, that shot ended up in the water, as well. >> and then scott three-putted. for those counting, that's an 8.
he finished his round 10 strokes off the lead. >> at least it was the first round. >> i think they need more obstacles like mini golf. so like, that report would have been like he hit the windmill and then he shot it into the clown's mouth >> truly that's jack's home video. >> it looks like me playing mini golf. >> coming up, why a train conductor thought it was a good idea to leave the controls right before the train slammed into a vehicle on the tracks. >> and more than a year after her death, there's a new development in the joan rivers medical malpractice suit. what her daughter is now saying. but first let's look at today's forecast. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol max cover. at today's forecast. >> announcer: world news weather brought to you by lysol max cover. alright kiddos! everybody off the backpack, we made it to the ottoman. i like to watch them clean, but they'll never get me on the mattress! finally there's a disinfectant mist
some quick thinking may have saved lives as this train conductor runs through a car telling passengers to get down. that's because the train was about to collide with a truck that was on the tracks. this whole thing happened in poland. there was, believe it or not, no word of any injuries. the train was going more than 60 miles per hour when it hit that truck which did sustain significant damage. >> incredible video there. back here at home, the former prep school student jailed then freed, then jailed once more for sexual assault could be freed again. owen labrie is serving a 12-month sentence for attacking a female classmate at st. paul's cool in concord, new hampshire. there is a chance he could be released on bail. his trial court is being asked to reconsider its decision to revoke his prior bail for a curfew violation. and a former top coal executive has reported to federal prison in california.f
blankenship was sentenced to a year behind bars for his role in the deadliest u.s. mine explosion in four decades. his attorneys are trying to get the conviction overturned. >> there's a new development in the medical malpractice lawsuit involving joan rivers. >> her daughter melissa has released a statement announcing she's reached a settlement. abc's mara schiavocampo with the story. >> reporter: a settlement in the joan rivers medical malpractice lawsuit. her daughter melissa saying i am able to put the legal aspects of my mother's death behind me. the 81-year-old died in september, 2014, following a routine throat procedure at this york new york city medical clinic. rivers went into cardiac arrest. her dot's subsequent lawsuit claiming the comic's personal doctor performed an unauthorized biopsy throat procedure, took selfies with the star while unconscious and claims none of the doctors involved noticed her
vital signs were plummet meting. while her statement does not say how much the settlement is for, it's reportedly substantial. the doctors involved did not dispute the lawsuit's findings and melissa says she's glad they've accepted responsibility and will devote herself to improving outpatient care. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> thank you. and rivers saw the unspecified damages in all this. she said the reason she sued was to make sure nobody has to go through something like this again. >> a spokesperson for yorkville released a statements saying, our nauts and prayers continue to go out to the rivers family. the parties agreed to settle the case to avoid a protracted litigation process." when we come back, jimmy kimmel kicks off his vice presidential campaign. >> animal clooney's near wardrobe malfunction at cannes. "the skinny" is next. clooney's near wardrobe malfunction at cannes. >> announcer: "wor
♪ skinny, so skinny >> time now for "the skinny" starting with breaking, breaking "skinny" news. >> it happened right here last night on abc as our very own jimmy kimmel kicked off his vice presidential campaign saying he doesn't need a number one to make a number two. >> i see what he's doing there. >> some of the major players at cnn are even getting in on the act.
is running for vice president of the united states. he has no running mate. he claims not to be a washington insider or outsider and believes he'll make a great number two despite the fact that sources are telling us that in high school, he got a "d" in social studies. let's go over to the wall and see how he's polling. right now, jimmy take a look at this. right now, all indications you are polling at 100%. >> wow. >> he's actually on the short list for trump right now. >> very scientific approval numbers for jimmy kimmel. >> kimmel says that he never stopped fighting for his fellow americans unless, of course, "game of thrones" is on and he would stop to figure out what's going on in the show. good luck with that. we're still trying to figure it out. >> who could blame him there. >> turning to overseas where the race for the red carpet at the cannes film festival got pretty interesting. >> take a look at amal clooney.
looking every bit like a hollywood a" lister herself. for yesterday's premiere of her husband george clooney's new film "money monster." but she appeared to have a near wardrobe malfunction running into a bit of trouble with the length of that flowing gown. >> they all got together for a big group photo. amal had a little bit of an oops moment there during that red carpet picture with the "money monster" cast. the wind kind of blew and the split opened a little bit more than she planned. director jodie foster and co-star julia roberts were there looking beautiful oozing old school hollywood glamour and vintage inspired black ballgowns but wardrobe malfunction or not, i say amal stole the show. >> she stole the show. >> jack has been paying attention to it, and jack thinks the same, right? he's wowed. look at him. >> see in the
>> if i had legs that looked like that, i'd probably purposely try to open the slit a little bit. >> i'd have a fan. >> she looked beautiful. very stunning. > way to go, amal. >> here at home in the meantime, awkward moments played out in hollywood yesterday between ozzy and sharon osbourne. >> so on the heels of news that they've split after 33 years of marriage, the couple had to reunite for business purposes at the hollywood palladium for a black sabbath event. >> you'll recall sharon still manages ozzy's band, but the reunion look at her face. not exactly warm. sharon literally cringed as ozzy put his arm around her, even apparently trying to pull away. >> the two are no longer living together. a source does tell "people" magazine that no divorce is being discussed, at least not yet. >> some of the conspiracy theorists behind the scenes were saying she was drinking lemonade on her show she does there at cbs and perhap
there. >> uh-huh, that she's just actually thirsty. >> very subtle. >> maybe. >> finally to boston and the growing enigma that is justin bieber. >> just days after social media rant about no more autographs or fan photographs, then this happened. >> that's him. the life of the party. >> dancing on the bar, downing shots and sucking on lime or as we used to call it freshman year. >> it happened at boston's storyville nightclub, among other locales, after his purpose tour concert. and despite his edict this week banning fans from snapping pictures of him, he seemed right at home with partygoers who posted pics and videos to social media. he snapped a few selfies himself. >> this one with the hotel bar manager. >> maybe he felt bad after saying all that stuff about fans not bothering him and he wanted to show he's still a man of the people. >> maybe he nt
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♪ it's been a busy week for news headlines, from the rocky road on the campaign trail to a bizarre and deadly stabbing spree at a massachusetts mall. >> but there were also stories of inspiration and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds and some down right adorable video. here now is our weekly "friday rewind." >> does it have to be unified? i'm very different from everybody perhaps that's run for office. >> the goal here is to unify the various wings of the party around common principles. >> the republicans themselves are raising questions about their presumptive nominee. >> we are in this campaign to win the democratic nomination! >> i feel confident that hillary
will be the nominee and i feel confident she'll be the next president. >> all i thought is dear lord, if i can get my children safe, safe, then i don't care. >> just if we'll have a home to go to jobs, where we're going to live. >> all of a sudden, people hollering there's a killer, there's a killer. he came from the back of the restaurant and he was walking towards the front. he was coming, he was slashing people and people were throwing chairs at him. >> i believe you're violating the law. >> they created state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals who simply seek to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security. >> for something like that to happen to me and the name isis to be used for me knowing what it means as for muslims, it really hurt. >> there it is. what an entrance he makes. this whole scene intensely choreographed.
>> i can win at anything i do. as long as i'm still here, you beat those odds, you're winning already, you're winning life. >> i didn't want to have to ask the queen because i didn't want to back her into a corner. when i showed her the video, she was like let's do this. >> just thankful for this opportunity to play the game that i love and share that with the world really. i think we need to appreciate what we have right now. of course, nba playoffs will continue a couple of big events in the week ahead. eurovision. takes place tomorrow. it brought us abba, celine dion, and the commish's birthday tomorrow. >> happy birthday jack. >> made it. >> 25. >> and holding. > 29. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, political power play. two republican leaders burying the hatchet. donald trump and paul ryan pledging to work together. overnight trump talking about their high stakes meeting for the first time. we're live. a parking lot full of bags, all of which missed their flight. the breakdown that caused this mess. thousands of bags gone as the tsa is grilled on capitol hill. a train heading toward a truck. the train's engineer being called a hero for his quick thinking. a first for doctors. the cell phone in someone's stomach. we'll tell you how it got there.