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to get stan into private school. [ smooches ] oh, that was hot! and now chick has moved in, and trav and laurie are gonna have a baby. [ as jules ] that's too many people in the gang. somebody has to go. [ as ellie ] well i nominate dime eyes! [ as laurie ] okay. [ as travis ] okay. [ as ellie ] change approved! [ as grayson ] ohh, now i have to go get more whitening strips and hair gel. aah!
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adrian peterson welcome back to the nfl. the minnesota vikings star missed most of last season amid charges he hit his son with a switch. he has now been officially reinstated but must fulfill the obligations of his plea deal with authorities and attend counseling. his agent says he wants to move to another team. >> a former florida state university student filed a lawsuit against top nfl prospect jameis winston saying he assaulted and raped her three years ago. he denied the allegations. prosecutors failed to charge him after an investigation in 2013. he was also cleared by florida state. winston could be the first overall pick in the nfl draft later this month.
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>> yeah he's projected to be -- to go number one. the civil suit it's a much lower threshold for proving your case. we will see how it works out. >> it doesn't affect the timing of the nfl draft. >> nothing in that regard. he's out of school and done with that. man, a heck of a way to start your professional career. that lady trying to get her say in court, as well. >> singer of the hit band lady antebellum hillary scott got quite the wake-up call on her bus tour yesterday. >> while traveling the bus essentially blew a tire and burst into flames. candice gibson with more on this. >> they're known for burning up the stage but it was lady antebellum's tour bus burning up this highway. >> oh my god, that thing is the real deal on fire. >> hillary scott asleep on the tour business with three others near dallas when a tire catches fire captured in this tmz exclusive video. >> i'm going to fwreek out. >> scott writing we had to
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evacuate very quickly. everyone is safe and sound. >> it blew. he said there were flames. we got everybody off. everybody's safe. >> this fire ironically on the same texas highway where willie nelson's band members survived a horrific tour bus crash during a november 2013 storm. >> lady antebellum best known for "need you now," giving thanks and praise. scott posted this photo of her bible, the only thing to survive the fire. not a single page burnt. kendis gibson abc news los angeles. >> the bible not a single page burn. not a single page burn. how is that possible? the whole thing went up in flames. >> put bibles all over my place. coming up next though the relationship equation. you got to see this.
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so when you think about love math probably not the first thing that comes to mind. >> depends if you're trying to split assets in a divorce or something. >> oh. why did you have to take that turn. >> sorry. well it may help explain your relationship though and why it works and why it doesn't. nick watt is on the story for us. >> reporter: does the argument you're having with your spouse ever feel like it's disintegrating don'tcy between two nuclear powers?
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well it is. >> mathematically speaking there's a direct relationship. >> the formula devised by two egg heads gotman and murray who studied bickering couples not actually dra and bow. >> giving your sad freeway bucket rose. >> what? you know that's it. i'm out. >> but similar situations. >> just by decoding what was happening in an argument into numbers basically, they could then predict whether a particular couple would get divorced with a 90% accuracy. >> anna frey just wrote about this in her book called "the mathematics of love." seriously, math and love bedfellows. okay here are the numbers. >> you can draw a graph where you look at couple's argument. you can translate it into plus and minus points. if you show things like disgust which is generally wisely avoided that's minus three points. if you're conveying joy or humor, you get plus four points.
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>> so which couples stay together? the chilled ones that don't sweat the small stuff, right? >> there's actually the exact opposite that's true. couples where if something bothers them they speak up about it and they mention it straightaway and they don't let really small issues end up becoming a big deal. those are the ones who ended up having the most success in the long-term. >> reporter: seriously? okay. i'm off to ask my wife why she didn't take the crash out. really? have you got this right nick watt abc news los angeles. >> what? >> well, i think if you have a relationship where both of you argue a lot. >> yeah. >> i think it's not really mathematical. >> yeah. >> its just common sense. >> yeah that's what they're saying. the more heated and nasty your argues you put some math to that. okay, that's fine. if you have nasty arguments constantly. >> i don't have very many arguments where i have a lot of joy. i don't i understand where you get the joy in an argument.
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>> i'll crack a joy. >> you do often in our marriage here in the middle of the night. >> we should apply that ha those numbers to our thing. >> let's do that. >> we're doomed. captions by vitac [ male announcer ] you wouldn't leave your car unprotected. but a lot of us leave our identities unprotected. nearly half a million cars were stolen in 2012. but for every car stolen
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all right. "insomniac theater." we're collecting how two of the top movies hitting the box office today. >> true story stars jonah hill james franco and felicity jones. the film is based on actual events. hill plays a disgrace the journalist facing an accused killer who takes on his identity. it evolves into a game of cat and mouse. >> when you're ready. >> sorry, it's a habit. >> first impressions? >> yes first impressions. >> hmm. what did you put down? >> brown eyes.
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>> that's not very remarkable. >> the popularity of programs like jinx and serial the true crime genre is now more popular than ever but getting mixed reviews referencing the film's leads, critic bill goodie clunes says most of the story is two guys sitting around talking. you'll be glad it's them. but metro calls the movie pat and thin. swelling up like a balloon in the middle section before shrinking to a number but its end. oh, that's tough. >> creative language but kind of harsh. here's another one, the next chapter in the life of the well-known security enthusiast paul blart, mall cop 2 coming out six years after his first adventure. there he is blart is back. he's in vegas this time with his daughter and well prepared as always. >> i was just going to hang out by the pool. >> not in that you're not. >> fine. >> then i'm going exploring
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>> hold up. you got your extra phone battery. >> yes. >> flashlight. >> hot pepper spray. >> collect. >> window smasher. >> i do. >> baby road flares. >> yes i've got it all. >> a second here. there. i've said it to monitor so i can hear everything that's going on. >> i already feel like a s.w.a.t. unit. >> security is a mission. not at intermission. >> all right. kevin james back there. right now this movie now doing something impressive out there on rotten tomatoes getting a 0% rating. most of the reviews have been similar to this one from tom huddleston of time-out. he says the fact this film exists is baffling. mary ann johansson of flick philosopher reminds us this is a real movie that he real people have unshamedly put their names too an. why? because a paycheck trumps human dignity. netflix weekend. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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>> this morning on "world news now," homegrown terror. an american citizen from ohio accused of plotting an unthinkable attack on u.s. soil. >> i think we have to be concerned about americans doing this. >> emerging details about his alleged links to isis and his training overseas. >> facing a judge. the florida postal worker who flew a gyrocopter under the radar into washington's restricted air space. >> i don't believe that the authorities are going to shoot down a 60-year-old mailman in a flying bicycle. >> new questions about security and what happens next to this fearless pilot. >> and later, star wars sneak peek. the new trail ser out and moviemakers reveal new hints about the long awaited next chapter. it's friday, april 17th. captions paid for by abc, inc.
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>> from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> do this with you today. i can't do this with you today. >> it's friday. of course you can do it with me. >> do not tease me. how we going to start off like this. folks -- you're not going to believe what i just had to deal with for the past 90 seconds leading up to show. >> we should do like a live stream cam where you can watch what actually happens. >> i can't keep the profanity down in a live situation. >> you better keep it down. >> i can't sitting with you here. seriously, so doc mcstuff fins was in back to the future? doc mcstuff fins. that's where we were folks. >> you know what, i have a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. they're very into the disney -- >> i got a 2-year-old, too. she doesn't even mix that up. >> you're right. >> good morning, folks.
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it's friday right? >> it is friday. sure is. oh gosh. i wish we had happier news. got threats to talk about. >> we never start with happier news. a growing threat. americans. we knew this would happen eventually but americans training with extremists overseas and returning home to wage jihad. this one is different from some of the earlier stories we've been talking about. >> an ohio man is accused of planning an attack here in the u.s. after training with terrorists in syria. he appeared in columbus in court today. devin dwyer has more. >> reporter: the government says this is the latest face of homegrown terror. abdirahman sheik mohamud who allegedly ralphed abroad to learn terror tactics. >> what we see is a u.s. citizen going to syria being trained to commit jihad and terrorism and coming back to the united states with a mission to conduct a terrorist attack. >> reporter: mohamud was originally from somalia and became a uz citizen last year. the fbi says he left columbus
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ohio last april with a ticket to greece. but used a layover in turkey to slip into syria where the fbi says he joined an al qaeda affiliate. he allegedly trained in weapons, explosives and hand to hand combat. prosecutors claim a cleric directed him to return to the united states and carry out an act of terrorism. mohamud came back to america in june and according to the fbi, wanted to do something big, including going to a texas military base to kill american soldiers execution style. authorities say it's a constant worry. >> we have to be concerned about americans doing this learning terrorist trade craft and coming back. >> reporter: about 180 americans have joined isis and al qaeda in syria or in iraq or arrested for trying to do so. devin dwyer, abc news washington. los angeles police on alert overnight after a series of shootings. one person is dead four others
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wounded in three incidents all in the same usually quiet neighborhood. police believe the shootings are connected but aren't sure what prompted the violence. no arrests so far. one of the wounded victims is now in critical condition. >> all right. this is a story that got t.j. so fired up in the beginning. the mailman who flew a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the u.s. capitol has been allowed to return home to florida for now. he's leaving behind a string of questions about a dangerous gap in homeland security. here's abc's jim avila. >> the first glimpse of doug hughes, the pilot of that gyrocopter that landed right on the lawn of the capitol. this new video shows him flying through what should be a flow fly zone zooming past the world war ii memorial over the heads of tourists through the national mall and past the washington monument into this is not good, people. >> now serious questions about hughes dodged the nation's radar and missile security systems. starting his journey in
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gettysburg traveling the 80 miles to the national mall in washington, d.c. flying just 150 feet bob ground. at roughly 45 miles per hour. homeland security secretary jeh johnson admitting the pilot "literally flew in under the radar and from the white house, serious concern." >> it may provide an opportunity for law enforcement agencies including the secret service to review their procedures. >> reporter: the postal worker made no secret of his brazen plans, shooting this video with his local newspaper. practicing his is wobbly flight back home in florida. hughes himself said he put the authorities on notice before his stunt. >> i don't believe that the authorities are going to shoot down a 60-year-old mailman in a flying bicycle. >> reporter: the secret service says no one warned them specifically. as for the pilot, he was released from jail on the condition that he operates nothing that flies and stays away from the capitol. jim avila, abc news washington.
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>> a lot of unanswered questions still this morning. like how did he get that snug you don't go to ikea and get that. >> the gyrocopter. flying bicycle is probably a better word for it. >> like from the movie from "back to the future." did it remind you of the thing that doc maybe it's a ride at disney world. i've seen it somewhere. but another question. what happened to all those letters he was trying to deliver? >> oh yeah. i guess there's part of evidence now. >> or he didn't put stamps on them and they didn't go anywhere. >> he has plenty of stamps. he was hand delivering them. he was the mailman. >> well, another note about security in washington. changes are in the works at the white house prompted by a number of fence jumpers including one intruder who made it through the front door steel spikes will soon be added to the tips of the white house perimeter fence to make it tougher to climb. it's a temporary solution till a
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totally redesigned fence is constructed. >> just a little more challenging. okay. we've got two tsa screeners have been fired. why? because several men complained of being groped. so we're talking about a male and female agent here. accused of working together at denver international airport to inappropriately touch passengers. police say the male agent would signal his co-worker the female when he thought a male traveler was attractive. that passenger was then singled out for a patdown and then ended up being groped by this screener. the investigation is ongoing as new vips come forward. >> there are new questions this morning about the training of that volunteer deputy in tulsa who says he mistakenly shot and killed a suspect. robert bates claimed he received fire arps training from police in arizona but the sheriff's department has no record of that. that's not the only question now swirling around the case. as ryan owens reports. >> reporter: when that oklahoma volunteer deputy confused a gun for his taser.
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>> i shot him. i'm sorry. >> reporter: killing an unarmed suspect, did it happen in part because 73-year-old reserve deputy robert bates wasn't even fully trained to handle his weapons? that's the explosive allegation from the newsroom of the tulsa world. the newspaper reporting the department falsified training records, including firearm certifications. what's more supervisors were transferred after refusing to sign off. >> here's the thing. >> reporter: the shooting happened after a sting when 44-year-old eric harris ran for it after allegedly selling drugs and guns to an undercover deputy. both the sheriff's department and bates' attorney say he was well trained. but sheriff stanley glans acknowledged on a show this week bates' records are incomplete. after one of his trainers left for the secret service. >> we can't find the records that she supposedly turned in bates who is facing a manslaughter charge is a long-time friend of shave
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glan's. he ran his re-election campaign and donated thousands in cars and equipment to the department. >> people can draw their own conclusions. the sheriff and deputy bates have been friends for 40 years. >> the sheriff's department will not respond to the newspaper's specific allegations because they used unnamed sources. we don't respond to rumors they tell abc news. meanwhile, the family of the man killed they're now asking for an fbi investigation. ryan owens, abc news dallas. >> former rap music mogul suge knight ordered to stand trial on murder charges. a judge in los angeles rejected his argument that he acted in self-defense when he killed one man with his pickup truck and injured another. just after the judge's decision knight was rushed to the hospital for a medical emergency. it's the fifth time during this case that knight has made the trip from the courthouse to the hospital. >> a few terrifying moments for members of the hit band lady antebellum. video you're seeing from tmz shows their tour bus caught fire
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on the interstate near dallas. the lead singer hillary scott was asleep along with three others and posted a photo on instagram writing we had to evacuate quickly but everyone safe and sound. >> it blew. and he looked said there were flames. we got everybody off and luckily, everybody's safe. >> and look at this picture. scott posted this later. a picture of her bible saying it was the only personal item that survived the fire. >> there's a new round of embarrassment for sony pictures from last year's cyberattack. wikileaks has posted online some 200,000 documents that were obtained in the hack. most of them are e-mails wikileaks julia assange said the documents should be kept public because of sony's connection to the "the military industrial complex [congressional hearings sometimes can get fiery. the once we put on television live. because we know they're going to be good. the rest of them can be boring. but every once in awhile something just fantastic happens in one of them.
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collins doesn't think twice before jumping to rescue the man. the man badly injured but alive and colins paid him a visit at the hospital. >> he said thank you for saving his life. >> collins said he was acting on instinct and didn't look to see if a train was coming. fortunately for both of them it wasn't. >> cautionary tale for folks in big cities. you always are looking down at your cell phones texting and what not. that can happen. this worked out but man. we see this all the time around new york people running into each other on the street sometimes. so a mystery man being celebrated for his heroic efforts has stepped forward. >> a testament to his courage. mara schiavocampo has the story. >> idaho police are thanking a good samaritan for a remarkable act of bravery caught on camera. 29-year-old jason war knock pulling a complete stranger to safety a 30-foot drop below. >> well, i knew the goal was to get him out of there before you know the possibility of the rig
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falling became a reality. >> reporter: police say 23-year-old matthew sit ca was driving bob bryden canyon road in in idaho when he veered off. >> he's hanging by the fence. >> when is war knock saw the suv, he climbed the cliff to the vehicle running 200 yards uphill before convincing the shaken driver to roll down the window. >> pulled him out and you know gave him a hug. and we talked about god and -- >> i was just the right spot at the right time to give a hand. >> reporter: the driver was treated for minor injuries but was not seriously injured. after that rescue war knock left the scene immediately so that he wouldn't be late for work. mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. >> coming up the force is with us. the new star wars trailer is out and has everyone geared up for the next intergalactic chapter. what do all the new clues mean. >> we're at a loss for words when it comes to this. david hasselhoff music video.
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♪ >> "star wars"ing. >> first film 1977. ever since then generations of kids man, all of us we want the lightsaber. try to use the force. it never worked. >> no, it didn't. but there's always tomorrow. clayton sandell among them is with millions. he and other star wars fans were treated to the new trailer. >> reporter: the force is definitely with director j. j. abrams. >> who wants to see a new teaser? >> after revealing the latest trailer for the force awakens at a four-day longing star wars
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celebration in anaheim. fans say it's classic abrams. the new teaser gives a healthy nod to old star wars nostalgia. crash start destroyers darth vader's helmet luke's voice. >> i have it. >> reporter: and the moment that has the whole convention and now the internet buzzing. >> we're home. harrison ford as hans solo on the big screen for the first time since 1983. >> i love you. >> i know. >> yeah i'm crying. it's awesome, awesome. >> every single time i hear the fanfare, i get chills and start to tear up. >> reporter: but the biggest fans hundreds of them dress up. >> do you get a lot of requests for pictures? >> i do yeah. i have today. >> shocking. >> reporter: this new trailer has sparked all kinds of questions about newcomers join boy yea ga daysly who were careful not to reteal too much plot. >> are you a bad guy or good guy? >> my memory's just gone.
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>> reporter: they took the stage with a few star wars originals along with the new droid, bb 8 which it turns out is totally real and not computer animation. but can the force awakens live up to the high expectations? abrams seems to think so. >> with millions of fans all around the world, are you afraid to disappoint with this movie and how can you guarantee you will please every single last one of them? >> well, we just will. i've never had more fun in my life working on anything. >> the rest of us will have to wait until the movie opens in december to share his fun. for "nightline," i'm clayton sandell, in anaheim, california. >> would you really? >> no. >> you know what amazes me is that chewbacca has not aged a day since 1977. >> it's the hair. >> is it the hair. >> grow your hair long and you'll look longer. >> my heart was racing and i got
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♪ time now for "the mix." imagine being 5 months old and already close to breaking the internet. okay, maybe not breaking the internet. take a look at little sawyer. thumbs up. >> cute kid. >> his parents posted this on red dit, got almost 1,000 comments. they're going to plan to post a pose like this every year and see if he complies. >> very cute kid. >> at that age, you accidentally catch some things. >> yes do you. >> they caught him in a great pose. looks like he's in a -- like they're growing weed around him or something. >> no, they're not. >> you see all the stuff? i'm sorry. weed is on the mind because of this next story. ben & jerry's has a new burrito. you go to their shops and they'll roll up two scoops of ice cream for you.
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this morning on "world news now," the pilot who managed to fly his makeshift helicopter to the u.s. capitol. the federal charges he faces and the tough questions about washington's sophisticated security systems failing. terror plot. the feds say an american citizen from ohio got isis training overseas to launch an attack in the u.s. new details about his alleged targets. >> airline attack. the passenger stabbed with a pen by another passenger. the outrageous incident on board and what led up to it. >> and later, sing along. david hasselhoff, famed star of night rider" and "baywatch" with this, this might be his most memorable performance yet. details in "the skinny"" on this friday, april 17th.captions paid details in "the skinny"" on this captions paid for by abc, inc. captions paid for by abc, inc.
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from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> it is friday. i need some of our viewers to help us clear up a disagreement between the two of us. did doc from "back to the future" ride a bicycle that flew? is it my imagination? dy have some of that burrito ice cream that we talked about in the last -- in one of the shows today? >> what movie are you thinking, doc? >> i remember doc like riding -- i think it might be a ride at universal studios or something but doc was on a bicycle trying to fly. that's when i saw the incident, reminded me of doc. >> okay. well get to the bottom of that. we have i guess jim avila on an investigation into doc on "back to the future" a little later. we've got a mess going. we've got people landing on the capitol, we got people training overseas with isis. that's where we have to start this morning.
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that gyrocopter. we'll get to the man from ohio in a bit. you're seeing the picture here. you know the story well. plopped down in front of the u.s. capitol broad daylight when this happened. he was flying too low and slow to be picked by the most sophisticated radar equipment. >> the mailman who pulled it off free to return home as security officials scramble to make sure it never happens again. abc's karen travers has the latest from washington. >> reporter: doug hughes was charged with violating restricted air space and operating an unregistered aircraft. the 61-year-old postal worker from florida appeared in federal court in washington as questions are mounting how hewes cos navigate his gyrocopter right through the no-fly zone around the nation's capital. he traveled more than 50 miles. sources say the guy joe copter was too small, too slow and too low it so it was never detected. >> all this layer defense, these sophisticated capabilities, hundreds of millions of dollars
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for naught. >> reporter: he told friends and family he wanted to deliver letters to lawmakers demanding change in campaign finance laws. he also told secret service agents about his plan a year ago. >> i'm going to violate the no-fly zone nonviolently. i intend for nobody to get hurt. >> reporter: the secret service said they received a call about 1:00 p.m. from a reporter with the tampa bay times who asked if the agency was aware of a permit obtained by hughes to fly and land on the capitol grounds. the secret service was unaware of such a request and the reporter was referred to the capital police. the agency says at no time was it alerted to the fact that hughes was en route. >> it may provide an opportunity for law enforcement agencies including the secret service to review their procedures and to get some useful lessons from it. >> reporter: doug hughs was released from custody but will have to serve house arrest in florida. he was told to stay away from aircraft and he's due back in washington for a court appearance on may 8th.
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t.j., reena. >> stay away from aircraft. >> how does he get to the court appearance walking? this gets more bizarre by the hour. >> stay away from the ones you can pilot. >> maybe you just take the wings off of it and just ride the bike. >> good gracious. stay away from aircraft. >> all right. >> thank you for that. the other story we were mentioning off the top here. threat. we hear so many stories about people trying to get to syria, going other places trying to train with isis. we've got an american citizen now under arrest expected in federal court accused of training overseas with al qaeda and then returning home back to the u.s. to kill americans. the fbi says abdirahman sheik mohamud traveled to syria for training in weapons and explosives and then returned to the u.s. in june intent on jihad to pattern concerning law enforcement. >> i think we have to be concerned about that american doing this, learning terrorist trade craft and coming back.
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>> mohamud is a u.s. citizen originally from somalia. around 180 americans have joined isis and al qaeda in syria and iraq or have been arrested trying to do so. >> we're hearing for the first time the 911 call made by a baggage handler stuck inside the cargo hold of an air alaska airlines jet. the plane had just taken off when he made the terrifying call. here's abc's neelt carlin ski. >> reporter: the voice of the panicked baggage handler calling 911 on his cell phone. >> 911. >> hello. i'm trapped in this plane. >> reporter: after waking from a nap inside a cargo hold on takeoff. >> you're where? >> i'm inside a plane. i feel like it's moving in the air. can you please tell somebody to stop it? >> where are you in a plane at? >> i'm inside the plane. >> reporter: after 44 seconds on the line, the call abruptly cuts out. >> ma'am, please. >> reporter: but passengers on board heard him as he bang add
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away at the floor under them. the pilot heard him too and made an emergency landing after just 14 minutes. there he is on the ground being led to an ambulance. meanwhile, the 911 operator shocked to learn just where that call came from. >> i just had this guy call, and he was screaming at me saying he couldn't breathe. and he was stuck on a flight. >> yeah actually getting a aircraft landing right now with an alert where we think someone is trapped in the baggage compartment or something else. >> oh, my gosh, okay. >> pretty remarkable. his cell phone cut out in the air before he could give out any more details. he is doing just fine and amazingly, he's back on the job. neal karlinksky, abc news, phoenix. >> well, a common aggravation on a flight. an obnoxious seat mate. this attack may take the cake. a woman passenger accused of poking the man next to her with a pen because he was snoring loudly as a southwest flight was about to leave chicago midway airport for manchester, new hampshire.
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it was quite a wake-up call. >> imagine being asleep and then being stung by bees. and waking up and going ow. >> reporter: all right. sorry. both of them were taken off the plane. then he was allowed back on. southwest says the woman was put aboard another flight. no charges were filed. >> we've all been there. and people have wanted to do this before. now, i never tried to poke somebody with a pen. but you find a way to do a little something to wake them up. a little oh, goodness, gracious. whoo. you do something. >> yeah. you're right. you can be a little bit more courteous. yeah. >> mm. that is fantastic. let's turn to some weather. shall we? severe storms in the southern plains. left behind some damage. wind damage, some floods and people were sent scrambling. look at this sight. a tornado touched down in the texas panhandle. no reports of damage or injuries there. the area also saw baseball-sized
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hail and heavy rain. this twister was one of several reported in the region yesterday. also in colorado, a strong spring snowstorm in the rockies made driving treacherous. sections of interstate 70 were closed for a while after multiple accidents and a winter storm warning remains in effect through tomorrow morning. the snowfall also increases the chances can of avalanches in the area making skiing and backpacking all that much more risky. >> here's a look at your weather. more heavy snow. i can't believe the snow. it's april. that's expected in the rockies today. more rain and severe storms in the south and plain states. the weather will be dry and mild on both coasts and most of the midwest. >> and short sleeve weather i believe that is? weather in the east and midwest with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. a high around 80 along the gulf coast and 78 degrees in l.a. birthday wishes going out to a texas man who knows how to have a good time. eugene ruff is the name. happy birthday to you, my man. >> he's 106 years old. born back in 1909 the same year
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all right. if you haven't heard, there's a new baby coming. excitement building across the uk of the newest member of the british royal family. will and kate expected to welcome second child. there is possibly coming any day now. there's new parking restrictions posted outside a london hospital where she plans to give birth. hoping to avoid the media circus surrounding the birth of prince george, the press will not be allowed to camp outside until kate actually goes into labor. >> that's good. i think that's a good thing. takes down the chaos and the poor folks in the media who have to camp out in little lawn chairs. >> but they would love to. >> i'm sure, but it could betaching especially when you don't know when someone's due. it could be a week, six weeks. >> the fourth in line for the throne. come on. >> you know what? >> what? >> we're going to move on. is that okay?
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>> sure. >> i have very strong feelings about the royal baby. next to advancing medicine and a new debate. sophia vergara in a fight over those frozen embry yoez. >> the case is raising important questions for a lot of couples who have done the same thing. here now linsey davis. >> sophia vergara of "modern family" fame in the midst of a legal battle based on the very science many modern families are using to make a baby. vergara and her former fiance nick lobe created two frozen female embryos and he's now filed a lawsuit to keep those embryos from ever being destroyed destroyed. she openly discussed the ivf treatment on "good morning america." >> i wanted to take advantage of science. >> the court documents list the parties as john and jane doe. lobe saying he wants the embryos preserved at all costs. vergara hasn't said what she wants. >> he may win but without her permission, he is never going to be able to use the embryos.
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we don't make people parents against their wishes. >> reporter: it's a debate coming up more often in the courts with more than 600,000 embryos currently being preserved in the u.s. jacob is awaiting a ruling from an illinois court after donating his sperm to create embryos with his now ex-girlfriend. >> i'm not asking for any type of ownership. i'm asking they not be used till i tell her they can be used. >> he's still waiting for a ruling. one thing that may diminish these kinds of disputes is technology. just a few years ago, doctors often encouraged people to freeze embryos but increasingly it's just as effective to freeze your eggs. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> good differentiation. coming up, one of the weirdest music videos we've ever seen. >> anna kendrick tries to steal away emily blunt by lip syncing. we'll explain. "the skinny" is next. steal away emily blunt by lip syncing. "world news now" continues after
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ >> rihanna leading off with her new music video that has a lot of people talking. she surprised fans yesterday with the release of her video for the song "american oxygen," this one provocative for a different reason. filled with iconic images of american history. ♪
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>> the song and video being celebrated across social media for the powerful message. >> rihanna who is not actually american she is from barbados called it one of the most important videos i have made to date. the song from her eighth album. >> another video for you now. this one is a lot different. >> we're talking about the hoff, david hasselhoff, of course, singing this song called "true survivor" for a kung fu movie funded by kickstarter. >> we've seen him do a lot of stuff over the years, some silly stuff that was intentional, some of it weird, some of it not, some of it wacky. i don't know what category to put this one in. just take a look. >> hey, got a permit for those guns? >> i got your permit right here.
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>> permit denied. >> oh, for a man who once sang for peace and freedom atop the berlin wall, you can count this near the top of his list of accomplishments. >> the movie the song was made for is caused "is kung fury," from a swedish film company called laser unicorn. it will be released at the end of next month. >> jared leto revealing a new side of himself. never seen before till very recently. this is jared leto we've known. long hair, beard, soft, sensual eyes. now he cut his hair shorter but nothing like what we're about to show. >> he went to snapchat posting a picture of himself made up as the joker. he's going to be playing the villain in suicide squad coming out next year. >> i liked him better with the eyebrows. lipstick nice touch. >> last night's episode, you've been hearing about this show. spike tv's lip sync battle. anna kendrick faced off against john kaczynski. >> kendrick went right for the kill singing "steal my girl"
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where she professed her love for kaczynski's wife, emily blunt. including a custom made t-shirt but it was the next round where she really stepped up her game dancing to j.lo's hit "booty," but there was a surprise. ♪ >> now, when she was done, he took the stage. how you going to up that? >> he started with a slow song. you know proud mary how it starts off. then the song kicked into high gear and he did, as well. ♪ ♪ left a good job in the city working for the man every night and day ♪ >> who wouldn't love to do this. we all would love to be a part, just to get up and go crazy. you don't have to sing. you just lip sync. he ended up losing. >> oh. >> ll cool j, crissy teigen are
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the hosts, and they gave her the belt and the title. >> he even tweeted an apology to america saying the dress just had to happen. a for effort for him. i love it. he stuck with it. >> how much fun is that. anna kendrick. if you bring out j.lo for whatever, you're going to win. >> you're totally going to win. no comparison. >> can we see it again? >> we don't have it. but -- >> there he is. >> i don't want to see this again. bring j. lo out again. >> wrong video, fellows. wrong video. >> that is great. oh, no, this is golden. >> but he's a good sport. there she is. she was amazing. whoa. >> that's all she did. she didn't sing. she stepped out and turned to her right. >> that's all you got to do. you're j.lo. anna kendrick. it's friday, right. it's been a heck of a week. >> it has. we'll take a look back next in our friday rewind and talk about maybe our weekend plans. what you doing, t.j. holmes?
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well, it's safe to say it's been kind of an odd week. starting with an obvious presidential hopeful announcing the inevitable. >> and five extremely rare quinntuplets. >> there was a flying gyrocopter, all kinds of stuff going on. more of that and more in your "friday rewind." >> everyday americans need a champion and i want to be that champion. >> they are promising a much different hillary clinton this time around. more accessible, more engaging, talking to voters more. >> grounded by the lessons of our history. but inspired by the promise of our future, i announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> i'm going to violate the no-fly zone, nonviolently. i intend for nobody to get hurt and i'm going to land on the
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capitol mall in front of the capitol building. >> i shot him. i'm sorry. >> thank you very much. i feel that they're unwarranted and shouldn't have been brought. >> the defendant shall be incarcerated in the department of corrections for the rest of her natural life with no possibility of parole. >> i'm truly disgusted and i'm repulsed with myself. i'm horrified because of what i did and wish there was a way i could take it back. >> aaron hernandez may have been a well-known patriots football player. however in the end, the jury found that he was just a man who committed a brutal murder >> mainly because i have a family. you know and $9 is no good for us. >> dennis. >> don't dennis me. i am doing my job here! i'm a pro. this is the most unprofessional set i have ever been on. this is horse [ expletive ]. >> i plan on not taking it off for quite awhile. probably sleep in it. >> it's awesome. i mean, what a legacy we're
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going to have. grow up with five little girls everywhere we go. >> well, a look back on the week back doesn't end there. you must go to our facebook page in case you missed it. last week it was one of the best we've had with lots of behind the scenes footage. and me looking like a total fool. >> not at all. that's where you get to seeina her charms. >> it's all on our facebook page. >> we get heated with each other on certain points. we never see eye to eye in a good way. keeps it real and fresh. >> i don't like real and fresh. >> coming up more news from abc. yeah, you do. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- terror plot. an american under arrest after spending time with islamist extremists in syria. what were his plans? how the fbi tracked him down. new details on the political stunt in the nation's capitol. video of the pilot buzzing past the world war ii memorial and the washington monument. an suv teetering on the edge of a cliff. the driver pulled to safety. we're learning now who this mystery hero is. this morning, he's talking about that moment. and the force awakens. the droids planets, ships. even some tears from fans. the new teaser for "star wars" is out.

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