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making news in america this morning, found alive. >> two girls abducted by a man who murdered their mother and sister are rescued. we have all the breaking details. no recall. mitt romney answering to claims that he bullied a high school classmate, says he doesn't remember. but he's sorry. >> also, hoodie madness. facebook billionaire mark zuckerberg shopping a company's ipo and his signature hoodie is getting some bad reviews. enough or too much? "time" magazine covers stories fanning the flames much the mommy wars just in time for mother's day. good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin. paula faris paula far paula faris is on assignment. the news we hoped for but
didn't dare to expect. >> two kidnapped by a man who killed their mother and sister found alive. the break came overnight. >> abc's tahman bradley joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. afterty tense two-week manhunt police acted on a tip and s.w.a.t. moved in and the two girls in the woods. remarkably these little girls after all they went through appear to be unharmed. the massive manhunt to find alexandria and kyliyah bain ended with the two little girls found alive. >> when i seen those kids, they was -- it was a huge relief. >> reporter: they are suspected kidnapper adam mayes who had been on the run from the fbi was found in the woods behind this church in guntown, mississippi. >> preliminary reports indicate he shot himself in the head and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. >> reporter: overnight they were treated at a local hospital. they appear unharmed although they were hungry and dehydrated. mayes, a former brother-in-law
to the bain family, was at the tennessee home of the little girls the night they disappeared. police say mayes kidnapped alexandria and kyliyah when he killed their mother jo ann bain and 14-year-old sister adrienne. their bodies found buried outside his home charged with first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. authorities believe mayes drove the little girls and the dead bodies to this trailer where he lived. the fbi says mayes' motives remain unclear but he may have thought the little girls were his kids. >> there was two little girls that he was just absolutely obsessed with. he was claiming that those two children were his. >> made us all think that was his kids. >> reporter: investigators believe mayes had help. his mother mary mayes and his ex-wife teresa ann mayes charged with four counts of conspiracy si to commit aggravated kidnapping. teresa has confessed mayes killed jo ann and adrienne.
after their stay in the hospital alexandria and kyliyah will be returned home to the care of their father. rob and sunny. >> as good an ending we could hope for. tahman bradley live in washington. thanks. turning now to presidential politics. mitt romney is on the defensive on something in his distant past. >> he has apologized for what he calls stupid high school pranks which may have targeted a gay classmate. david muir has the latest. >> reporter: one of mitt romney's former high school classmates at the prestigious cranbrook school was supreme bullying and they acted like a pack of dogs. that classmate, phillip maxwell, now a lawyer offered more an a scene reported by "the washington post" telling abc news that mitt romney was part of a group of students that who targeted a boy who most thought was gay and who dyed his long hair blond with peroxide. it's a haunting memory, he said.
i think it's a haunting memory. i think it was for everybody and you see that look in their eye, you never forget it. he and romney were among the boys who held the student down. i had an arm and leg. he was pinned down by the state champion wrestler, the captain of the football team. this was bullying supreme. maxwell says romney was holding the scissors, i saw with my own eyes, it was a hack job. clumps of hair taken off. mitt romney was asked about the account first reported in "the washington post." >> i had no idea what that individual's sexual orientation might be. going back to the 1960s that wasn't something that we all discussed. i don't recall the incident myself but i've seen the reports and not going to argue with that. there's no question but that i did some stupid things when i was in high school and obviously if i hurt anyone by virtue of that, i would be very sorry for it and apologize for it. >> reporter: meantime, another romney classmate came to romney's defense saying he did not witness the event but had a
vague rec legwand of it. >> kind of like when you come to a pool party and someone threatens to throw you in. my suspicion is that they jokingly said, hey, let's go cut his hair. >> that was david muir reporting. up next we are learning new details about the double agent who foiled the latest al qaeda plot to bomb a plane flying into the u.s. sources say the hero mole is actually a british citizen of middle eastern descent who carried a european union passport that would have gotten him through security and recruited by british intelligence to take on thedangerous mission which included him posing as a suicide bomber. this morning the deadly twin car bombings in damascus fueling new fears they're trying to take root in syria and taking advantage of that political climate. midday television viewers got quite a surprise yesterday. the forecast called for rain and
royalty. prince charles delivered the weather report while visiting the bbc. it was specially written to highlight the royal residences in scotland, the video, of course, has gone viral and the reviews are pretty good so far. prince charles may have a new career option as he waits to take the throne. >> may be waiting forever. maybe a good career option. time now for a look at weather on this side of the pond. it will be stormy across much of texas and louisiana today with the heaviest rain and flooding from corpus christi over to houston. rainy in colorado and new mexico rockies and some scattered thunderstorms around omaha, des moines and minneapolis. showers in miami anticipate the keys. >> as for your temperatures, 80 in new orleans, 75 in baltimore and 69 in boston. 70s from chaul to detroit and from salt lake city, 65. 90 in sacramento and 65 in salt lake city. the biggest bank in the country is reporting a massive loss this morning and it's
rattling the markets. your money news is coming up next. also, culture clash. facebook's mark zuckerberg courting wall street cash in a very untraditional way. >> also this morning, president obama goes hollywood. we'll tell you how much cash he brought in last night mingling with a lot of a-listers at the house of none other than george clooney.
largest bank said it guessed wrong on a major trading bet and lost $2 billion in the past six weeks. the ceo blames "error, slopness and bad judgment" but says jpmorganchase remains profitable despite that loss. not the case for the postal service reporting a first quarter loss of $3.2 billion, one billion more than the same time last year. it's running out of cash and without help from congress may default on health benefit payments next fall. americans are spending more on mom this year. one survey predicts we'll be shelling out about 8% more on everything from flowers and cards to electronics like e-readers and tablets. on average we'll each be spending $153 for the holiday. asian measures off after that bad news from j.p. morgan chase. tokyo's nikkei average lost 46 points. hong kong's hang seng was down
252. in london, the ftse opened higher and dow rose 20 thursday. the nasdaq slipped a point. those wall streeters have a message for facebook ceo mark zuckerberg. ditch the hoodies. one analyst called swearing a sweatshirt to a business meeting a sign of immaturity. others say it shows a lack of respect for prospective investors. he turns 28 years old monday and has been making the rounds in advance of facebook's first public sale of stock. facebook, meanwhile, is not commenting on its founder's wardrobe. >> the hoodie, i'm not quite sure the hoodie works so well. >> that's who he is. if you're buying facebook, you'd know that's what you're buying. >> he says, you know, i got billions. the first new diet drug in a decade. >> president obama's record breaking night with hollywood a-listers. how much cash the potus raked in. >> an olympic-size blooper not
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hello ? ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. we're back on "america this morning" with wild weather battering texas. a half dozen tornadoes reported there. one twister injured eight people at a high school parking lot in the southeastern part of that state. a hospital also suffered damage and high winds toppled 25 cars of a freight train. >> wow. now a look at your morning road conditions, expect flooding across texas, along i-20, 35 and 45 and also on i-10 and to louisiana, wet on i-25 and 70 and the colorado and new mexico mountains. rainy on i-35 from des moines to minneapolis and from south dakota to south dakota. possible delays in dallas, new orleans and minneapolis. back to the news this
morning, vice president joe biden has now apologized to president obama for coming out in favor of same-sex marriage before the president did. >> in an interview on sunday biden said he was absolutely comfortable with gay couples getting married. well, those comments forced the president to speed up his own public endorsement. we're told the president accepted the vice president's apology shortly before he sat down for his exclusive interview with "good morning america's" robin roberts yesterday. >> joe being joe. well, the president's historic embrace of same-sex marriage has unleashed a new influx of campaign cash most notably at last night's star-studded hollywood fund raiser. this morning his coffers are fatter by $15 million, a record for a single fund-raiser. george clooney hosted the shindig at his home and the president joked all that came pouring in not because they like him but because they love george. well, a pile of federal health add advisers endorsed the first drug shown to prevent hiv
infection in healthy people. if approved truvada could be prescribed to those at high risk for hiv. an fda decision is expected early next month. and the first new diet drug in more than a decade could soon win fda approval. an expert panel recommended that it be made available despite concerns about the possible health risk. a final decision on that drug is expected at the end of the month. and now a quick look at the big sports headlines this morning. here are our friends over at espn news. good morning. i'm don bell with your "sportscenter" update. baseball to the bronx. rays and yankees, new york trying to recover after that ninth inning blown save situation on wednesday night so bottom of the fifth we go. that's going to help. robinson cano get up and get gone. two-run home run. yankees lead, 4-2. against pena, sabathia, 10 ks in
eight innings. top of the night, yankees lead 5-3. soriano in to close it out, former tampa bay ray closer gets zobrist and many yankees win, 5-3. to the nba, a sick kobe bryant and i do mean like literally sick, he and his lakers taking on the nuggets trying to end the series and bryant feeling it early. shades of the flu game with michael jordan and that kind of night for the lakers because that guy ty lawson, career high 32 points. nuggets win 113-96. they force a game seven. kevin garnett and celtics hosting the hawks, boston can move on if they get the "w." garnett, the 1yu6r7er, celtics up 74-65, later in the fourth, josh smith going to the hole. hawks up, 77-76. 35 seconds left, ray allen to garnett, he was huge, 28 points,
14 boards. sell continues up by 1. 1.3 remaining. jeff teague last chance, can't even get off the shot and celtics win, 83-80 and take on the sixers next. talking about the playoffs, tonight the grizzlies and clippers, game six from l.a., you can catch it at 9:00 p.m. eastern on espn. well, the olympic torch relay is under way but it got off to a bit of a shaky start. >> yeah, the torch was lit in olympia, greece, but then a dust of wind came along and actually blew out the iconic flame an actress playing a high priest test got it going before the torchbearer took over. you can control many things but mother nature ain't one of them. >> right. well, coming up, the magazine cover that's turning heads. >> we'll tell you what's behind this picture of a breast-feeding mom on the cover of "time." and does this ad send the wrong message to young athletes.
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>> that's right. here's a look at the attention-grabbing shot of a los angeles mother breast-feeding her almost 4-year-old son. the story is about attachment parenting which promotes a deeper physical and psychological bond between parent and child. at least purportedly. >> they do look close. well, the mom, 26-year-old jamie lynn grumman says nursing him at that age was biologically normal. she herself breast fed until the age of 6. it runs in her family a littttl bit. i don't have kids. >> i do and a nurse, if you listen to pediatricians you nurse them for a year in terms of getting all the nutrients you need but i don't know that a 4-year-old really needs breast milk. >> the best joke i heard about that if you're old enough to spell milk you're probably done -- >> you're walking, have a lot of teeth. >> oh -- >> i can't stop looking at it. >> let the discussion roll on about that one. >> they will. an ad for gatorade starring
michael jordan is under fire by public health advocates. >> that's right. they want the ad pulled because they say it's misleading saying the ad implies cured the superstar of a nasty bout with the flu during a 1997 playoff game. >> but the group says the ad never shows jordan drinking gatorade and concerned people, especially teens, will get the wrong idea. most people know that, you know, gatorade is not your chicken soup or your medicine or you know what i mean. >> yeah. >> i guess imagery is that powerful. it can be. >> it can be. but i'm not sure if that's fair. all right, the moving trucks are pulling up to wisteria lane this weekend. the final episode of "desperate housewives" airs on sunday night and all started eight years ago with the death of mary alice young. >> and since then we've seen our share of murder mysteries, family dramas, extramarital affairs. the show also gave some really juicy roles to a wonderful cast
of lovely ladies. >> i mean, really started out as a big deal. it was a hot thing on abc when it first started out. >> absolutely. >> they were called a dram di meaning drama and comedy. not sure it will be a great finale but when you see them hugging and crying and kissing, i'm sure it will be heart felt. >> a lot behind the scenes. >> said about teri hatcher. those things are leaking out now that the show wrapped. tune if for that. should be a good finale. >> i think so. >> i will miss eva longoria. >> i know you will. your favorite. >> yes. for some of you your local news is next. >> for everyone else on this friday morning, we will be right back with an unusual hollywood makeover. a how to book for moms made into, guess what, a hot new movie. >> all moms have that book. "what to expect when you're expecting." >> i think i saw that movie on the cover of "time." stay with us. [ crunches ] mmm.
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recapping our top stories now, two tennessee sisters who were kidnapped by a family friend two weeks ago have been found alive. their alleged abductor who police say shot their mother and older sister killed himself when police tracked him down in mississippi. mitt romney may face new questions when he campaigns in north carolina. romney has been accused of bullying a high school classmate who was gay. it could be a rough day on wall street after jpmorgan chase, the nation's largest bank, admitted losing $2 billion in a trading portfolio. looking at today's weather, expect soaking rain and flooding across texas and southern louisiana and rain in the colorado rockies. pop-up thunderstorms from nebraska to minnesota and showers in south florida. and finally from us this morning, words of wisdom that millions of new moms and dads have turned to as they prepare to tackle parenthood. >> yes, the baby bible, "what to expect when you're expecting" is about to hit the big screen. abc's juju chang met the woman behind the best-selling book
that inspired the movie. >> reporter: when j. lo and cameron diaz head up an all-star cast about what to expect when you're expecting. >> drop your kid on a changing table. >> that just happens. >> last week my kid ate a growth. >> baby bump has gone glam. >> years ago. >> reporter: but pregnancy wouldn't be on the a-list on hollywood were it not for this woman. heidi wrote the guide that inspired the movie. it sold 34 million copies in 30 language language. how does a handbook turn into a romantic comedy. >> if you think about it what, is more romantic and what's funner in about being a pregnant woman. >> you said you didn't want it and it would be the crazy talking. >> get me the juice. >> reporter: pregnancy is not easy and not always fun. >> no, and i think we have felt that during pregnancy, i'm
pregnant as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore. >> reporter: in fact 93% of pregnant women reading pregnancy books have read hers. it's been 29 years since heidi was a nervous expectant mom and will be the first to tell you a lot has changed. >> well, i feel like we can talk about sex during pregnancy openly now. we can talk about the sex life. we can talk about positions. >> reporter: the handbook launched a library of other titles and she protects the integrity of her brand with the intensity of a mother bear. >> it's not that i am, you know, preachy about breast-feeding because i think all moms should make the choice that's right for them but i also feel there's the risk of preying on moms when they're at their most vul yeshl. >> reporter: from the awe thor of "what to" you'd expect nothing less. juju chang, abc news. >> you're a big fan. you read them. >> i read all of them. >> wow. >> well, that's what's making news in america this morning.