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this morning on "world news now," starting the holiday weekend with another round of severe weather. >> flash floods are developing across the country's midsection as tornadoes force residents to take cover. the sudden and heavy rain nearly drowned over a dozen people inside a cave. >> as millions of americans gear up to travel congestion at the airports and on the roads also threatening to put a damper on the holiday. air travel issues already creating problems and what the government is trying to do to cut down those security lines. new video of navy pilots rescued at sea. investigators are now looking into what caused their jets to crash and why it may have been a mid-air collision. and appreciating art. even when it really isn't. so why this impromptu exhibition is going viral for
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reason. we'll explain "the mix" on this friday, may 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> do you smell that? that. >> it smells like. >> a holiday weekend. >> friday. >> it is friday. even though you sound like it's monday. >> yeah, apologies. i'm losing my voice. so we're going to make it work. >> yeah, i mean, and that said, can you explain the theory of relativity to me right now. >> why do i have a feeling you're going to take advantage of the situation today. >> maybe read the new testament. >> absolutely. i'll give my soliloquy later. >> first we start with of course, the severe weather. there's yet another day of vicious storms pounding the areas putting millions of americans on high alert. and this threat's far from over. >> in central texas, thunderstorms have unleashed widespread street and road flooding and at least one tornado ripped through bryan college station ripping up rooftops and manning ling trees you see there. over in kentucky, 19 people, they were mostly
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touring hidden river caves when a pouring rain triggered a flash flood stranding the group. they spent more than six hours trapped in the muddy rushing current finding themselves neck deep at times but they managed to navigate through it all and finally made it to safety. unfortunately, the friday forecast offers no relief with the dismal conditions stretching from texas to the great lakes. more rain, hail and flooding for the day ahead. abc meteorologist rob marciano has more from the tornado zone. >> new twisters on the ground. power flashes on the horizon show just that in bryan, texas. homes ripped apart there. in missouri, passengers at kansas city's airport evacuated. in kansas, parents at a topeka library keeping kids calm with story time amid the tornado warnings. this after an incredible 24 hours here in northern kansas. by some accoun
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most intense tornadoes ever chased. an ef-4 with winds of 180 miles an hour. a half mile wide. traveling 26 miles on the ground for a terrifying 90 minutes. >> that's a barn sitting in the road. >> this storm has a huge path. we need help. >> reporter: more than 100 first responders racing to find. -- defying physics. thankfully no injuries. the twister's relatively slow speed giving residents like sam zook and his wife time to get to their shelter. >> the main floor walls of their home blown out. this is mayor master bedroom. the zooks emerging to find their home gone, happy to be alive, but overcome with emotion. >> good lord upstairs. rob marciano, abc news, abilene, kansas. now follow ticks. donald trump has secured enough delegates to clinch the gop
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attacks against hillary clinton claiming she's declared war on the american worker. he also unveiled his energy plan in north dakota. in another swipe against clinton, trump said he would bring back thousands of coal mining jobs. he also vowed to cut funding to climate change programs and kill certain u.s. policies. >> we're going to cancel the paris climate agreement. and stop all payments of the united states tax dollars to u.n. global warming programs. trump has previously called climate change a hoax. he said clinton will unleash the epa to control every aspect of our lives. he claims his energy plan put america first. hillary clinton struggles in the meantime to clinch the democratic nomination. she's standing ground on her use of a private e-mail server. after a state department report found that clinton broke the rules, she's denying any wrongdoing. clinton tells abc news that personal e-mail use was allowed. but she pointed out that she has
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was a mistake. clinton then slammed donald trump on everything from foreign policy to immigration. >> donald trump is an unqualified loose cannon who cannot get near the most powerful job in the world. it is up to us to say no! >> clinton said her campaign is in communicating with bernie sanders' campaign. she expressed confidence that the democratic party will unify after the last primaries on june 7th. overseas this morning, president obama becomes the first sitting president to vust the japanese stef hiroshima where a u.s. atomic bomb killed 140,000 people. earlier he joined other world leaders in wrapping up the annual g7 summit. they agreed to tackle major risks to global growth. those would include threats from terrorist attacks and violent extremism. 41 secret service employees have been disciplined for reviewing p
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including the failed job application of a top lawmaker who criticized the service. utah republican jason chaffetz held several hearings to investigate scandals within the secret service. details of his file were also leaked to the media sparking yet another scandal for the service. the u.s. navy is investigating how two of its fighter jets crashed into the atlantic ocean. officials now say they're not sure if collided bfd they crashed. the four crew members were plucked off a commercial fishing ship that pulled them out of the ocean. they were taken to a hospital in norfolk, virginia, with only minor injuries. people flying for the memorial day holiday can expect long security lines. american airlines says more than 70,000 of their passengers missed flights this year because of glapz now lawmakers and other airlines are pressing for action. adrian banker has more. >> reporter: a brief issue delaying passengers to l.a.x. equipment failure halting incoming flights to los angel
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tarm. the issue quickly resolved. at jfk, jetblue customers facing frustrating computer issues. it comes at a tumultuous time, the eve of the busy memorial day weekend and following disastrous lines smaking through terminals at some of the busiest airports in the country due to a tsa breakdown. the department of homeland security in the hot seat facing a senate hearing taking responsibility while admitting the cause was a trifecta. a surge in passengers, increased security measures and not enough staff. >> we are addressing all three of those very, very vigorously. >> reporter: the head of the tsa and the nation's biggest airlines saying wait times have already improved. >> a combination of new personnel coming in shifting some dog teams there, dog teams help considerably in terms of moving passengers. >> reporter: and more of those passengers are moving through tsa precheck. >> we went last year from a daily average of 3,000 enrollees
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reached 16,000 mark. >> the government hoping to expedite lines while employing effective counter-terrorism measures. >> our effort nest confronting violent extremism, terrorism globally needs to be more comprehensive. we need to scale up our effort. >> reporter: and the senate just approved the homeland security bill which would add another billion dollars to the ta to help with these improvements. >> all right, our thanks to adrian there. unrest and chaos in perhaps as police clash with protester, strikers and demonstrators escalating over labor law reforms. oil refinery workers are striking and blockading oil imports. on thursday, nuclear power plant workers walked off the job. the unions also stopped the printing and delivery of newspapers, dozens of people have been detained, as well. and france is sending a slip equipped with a special detection probe to help search for the black
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egyptair flight 804. on thursday, search teams say they detected an emergency signal from the flight. that could help them locate the wreckage. the plane heading to cairo from paris crashed in the mediterranean sea last quek killing all 66 people on board. cause is still un-in. a new poll finds many americans are taking social security benefits as soon as they can even though it means a lower payout. four in ten americans who were 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. that could mean a reduction in benefits by up to 30%. and 44% of those polled said social security was the biggest source of income in their retirement years. the celebration is on this morning in pittsburgh where the penguins are heading to the stanley cup finals. >> so pittsburgh's brian rust scored a pair of second period goals in game seven of the eastern conference finals. that was enough for a 2-1 victory over the tampa bay lightning. the penguins will take on western conference champs the
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monday night. and then over in the nba, the golden state warriors, they staved off elimination with a wild home court win over the oklahoma city thunder. in game five, the western conference finals. after a rough game four, steph curry scored 31 points. final score, 120-1 al score, 12. oklahoma still holds a 3-2 lead over golden state. the city heads back on saturday nit. that will does beg the question, what who do you think will win the series? you have the offense and oh, what does that say? i would have said something really informative here but i'm trying to save my voice. you can't do that copout. >> i know, sorry. >> all right. fine. >> sorry i can't impress you with my basketball knowledge. >> you came prepared. coming up, the new
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the scariest super bug yet. a powerful bacteria that can't be killed even by our most powerful antibiotics. it's found its way into the u.s. for the first time. the cdc sounding an alarm over a case that's popped up in pennsylvania. the growing danger to kids online that they're not telling their parents about. so-called sex employtation. this morning we'll hear from one young victim who found the courage to speak out. remember to find us on facebook and twitter ate abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans
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in virginia, troops held a memorial day tradition at arlington national cemetery. soldiers from the 3 rd rd u.s. infantry regiment placed small flags. the tradition dates back to 1948 when the unit was designated as the army's firm ceremonial unit. >> the fda approved the first implant to treat opiate addiction. it contains a drug which in its oral form has been used successfully for the past 14 years. proponentses say the implant is more convenient and less likely to be misused. >> another major medical headline about a new superbug scare. >> a powerful bacteria that can't be killed even by our most powerful antibiotics has found its way into the u.s. here's abc's linsey davis.
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>> it's almost here. the cdc is sounding the alarm revealing a woman in pennsylvania has become infected with a bugging this country has never seen before. >> the more we look at drug resistance, the more concerned we are. >> reporter: overuse of antibiotics has bred super bugs resistant strains, 2 million infectionses in 2013 alone. even worse, 23,000 of those infections are fatal. this is the first strain ever found to be resistant to colistin an old drug of last resort rarely used because of its harsh side effects. >> the medicine cabinet is in the. it is the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act urtly. >> don't ask your doctor for an antibiotic. you don't always need one. make sure you take it for the entire course even if you start feeling better after a day or two. linsey davis, abc news, new
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thing. about 0% of all antibiotics are used on live stock. in the u.s. to get them bigger. then we consume the antibiotic infused live stock. and that contributes to the problem. exactly. >> and the other thing, the length of time which antibiotics are eb continues to shrink more han more. as it does, they become less and less cost effective to spend the research needed to create them. so the problem is actually rolling over on itself. >> the experts have known about this since the snooins to coming up, an incredible story of a teen's response to a home invasion. >> she was hiding in a closet yet managed to tempt her mother but she was quickly discovered. what she did next that turned the tables on those burglars. first a parenting alert about teens and kids exploited online. what they're not telling their parents what stranger are coseriousing them into doing. you're watching
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♪ so we've been hearing the dangers about kids and sexting for years now. but there's an even bigger threat gaining new traction now. called sexploitation. >> that's basically when kids are coerced into sending explicit images or videos then used to blackmail them. t. jshlg holmes has the story of one young victim who found the courage to speak out. >> i just wanted to be alone. >> reporter: the pain is still fresh for bethanie and her mom alana. >> i'm watching my child just melt and break as a parent, you want to fix it. you can't fix this. >> reporter: when bethanie was in high school, she says she was a victim of sexual exploitation. >> i got a text that said, i have some photos of you if you don't do
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going to regret it. >> reporter: for three years, bethanie says she received threatening text messages from an anonymous number. someone claimed to have explicit photos of her and demanded that she send more. scared, she sent pictures hoping the harassment would stop but says it didn't. >> oh, send me this. oh, send me that. if you don't, you're going to hate the consequences. >> reporter: what bethanie describes is called sextortion. and according to fbi, it's a growing internet crime where victims often children are coerced into providing sexualply explicit images or videos thin used as blackmail. >> the perpetrator is trying to normalize his or her behavior towards the victim. so suggesting that everybody sends nudes and therefore, it's okay for the victim to do so. and that's a process that can take place over weeks, months, even years in some instances. >> reporter: bethanie stopped sending photos. anth
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were e-mailed to her family and friends. even posted on x rated web sites. >> i was in nominations for homecoming queen and i had friends in choir and once everything went out, i had no friends. >> police say bethanie was actually tormented by a fellow student at her shoal. the suspect chris hirtzel is now in jail facing sux felonies including distribution of child pornography if i. he has not yet enter aid plea. >> when a perron allows a child to go online unsupervised it's basically dropping their child on one of the most dangerous corners in the city. >> reporter: as for bethanie, her advice, speak out. >> tell your parents. they'll want to help you. whatever you do, don't send those pictures because they can come back and haunt you. >> our thanks to t.j. for that story. it's so sad and at least one case, that girl was so tor
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these cases can get very serious. >> it is tough for the kids and their parents. we'll be right back.
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the ultimate in long lasting scent. >> time now for "the mix." do you think pranks can be art. >> of course. >> i think we're going to reaffirm that when we check out the next story. this happened at a museum according to a twitter moment here. it turns out two people left a pair of glasses on a museum floor and this is what happened next. people started gathering around thinking the glasses themselves were art. >> it does look like picasso. doesn't it? >> in some cases they were taking photos with the glasses analyzing the glasses. >> i mean, when you look at a pair of glasses and you just are hanging out watching them like this. it's nothing. you put it there and it's like oh, my god. bow down to the artistry
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wow. it's like banksy. >> so now we are artists. >> that is just a thing of beauty. here's another thing of beauty. so this guy in india, he set the record for the most hugs in a minute. some 79 hugs. look at him. he did it in split seconds. some of these people are probably bruised as a result. >> those don't look like very good hugs. i don't want one of those hugs. i want a real hugging. > broadway as a lyric theater with cast members of on the town. ♪ politics and important wars all the weather all the scores that's theward news polka. if a good night's sleep you lack do the world news polka. ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants snow grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ on the town you and me, there's a lot for us to see. ♪ here's a few
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♪ hot dog and falafel stands truck with food from many lands everywhere there's plenty ♪ ♪ lots of tourists lots of -- coffee shops ♪ ♪ please make mine aventi. everyone is helpful here and always so polite. like bicyclists who stop at every single traffic light ♪ naked cowboy lots of fun. ♪ naked guy on subway run ♪ that's the world news polka. who cares what the bosses think they're a goofy crew ♪ ♪ and if your neighbors call the cops here's all you have to do ♪ when they yell it's half past 3:00 tell them hey it's news to me. ♪ that's the world news polka, do the world news polka ♪ >> michael rose and allison quinn, holly ann butler and cory. have a great night on town. we'll see you monday.
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this morning on "world news now," floodwaters nearly turning deadly in the midwest. 19 people pulled from a cave at just the right time. as storms strike across the region. a massive lightning bolt caught on dashcam, the latest round of severe weather as we head into the holiday weekend. the forecast straight ahead. donald trump is taking aim at hillary clinton emboldened by clinching the republican nomination. hear what he revealed last night about his strategy for the general election. and new this half hour, shock and outrage on a busy city street. >> a car flies down the sidewalk nearly mowing people over. and the whole thing was caught on camera. >> and in hollywood, it's a day that ends with y. so you know what that means. it brings two more celebrity divorces. why khloe kardashian


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