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they don't get a do over. >> best of three. >> i did just shred my script. i don't know where the second bracket was. thanks, brian, for calling me out on that. all right. >> a runner from buffalo has found a unique way to train for an upcoming marathon. >> and jim has decided to run every street in the city. he started january 1st and by the buffalo marathon during memorial day weekend, he'll have run about 700 miles. >> he says it all started by chance when he set out from his house for a run and now it's turned into a challenge. whenever he finds something that interests him, he stops and takes a picture for his instagram account. >> keep on running. i finally found my second bracket. that will go. coming up in "insomniac theater," a movie about faith and hope and a science fiction drama. we have the reviews. >> also ahead it, stop that car. the plans to put automatic
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parks. >> the company will end or ca breeding this year, to that end, we also reconfirmed our commitment to end theatrical shows. >> the entertainment company announced thursday it's been listening to growing criticism. after years of mounting protests, the 2010 death of down brancheau and the release of cnn's scathing documentary "blackfish". >> when you look into their eyes you know somebody is home. >> reporter: seaworld is changing with the tide and even teaming up with its long-time critic, the humane society. >> this is something that every animal advocate in the nation can celebrate as progress. >> i applaud seaworld's forward looking humane and market responsive leadership. >> reporter: as for the 29 killer what is now in captivity, that's where they'll say. for their own safety. the company is now building them larger more natural orca encolorings for guests to observe with a message of
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conservation. >> the best place for them is at seaworld. no whale born urnd human care has been released successfully. >> reporter: the current shows will end here in california next year. its parks in texas and florida will follow suit in 2019. reena and kendis? >> brandi, thank you so much. coming up, technology putting the brakes on dangerous traffic accidents. >> we're riding along in cars that stop all by themselves. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ stop in the name of love, before you break my heart ♪ ♪ stop in the name of love >> millions of new cars in america are going to stop on their own soon. automatic brake systems will be standard in nearly all cars within the next several years. >> abc's david kerley who covers transportation shows us the technology that can stop accidents. >> it's called automatic emergency braking. > i'm getting really close to this abstackal. >> reporter: on a test track. >> it takes over everything. >> i keep my foot off the brake. amazing. if auto braking cameras and sensors were in all cars today, it's estimated 700,000 crashes and 300,000 injuries could be prevented. some carmakers advertise the system but as of today, it's just an option.
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on only 5% of all new cars. >> there are lives at stake. >> reporter: the government and 20 automakers announcing a historic deal. in just six years, nearly every car and within eight years every pickup and large suv will have automatic braking as standard equipment. >> have they realized that safety sells? >> what they're founding out it's not only good for safety but good for business for them to focus in this way on saving lives. >> reporter: the deal by passing drawnout regulation coz put more safety in your new car sooner. david kerley, abc news, washington. good move. >> would that help make you a good driver. >> well, that's kind of a presumptive question. >> oh, man. you look so stern. >> yeah. >> i'm just like, it's okay. >> there's a reason why you take the subway most of the day. >> exactly. >> coming up, "insomniac theater." >> two films showcasing the
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don't wait. call now. that music says it's time for "insomniac theater." two new movies hitting the box office this weekend. >> first up miracles from heaven" starring jennifer garner based on the true story of the beam family. their daughter facing seemingly insurmountable health issues and a freak accident that inspires a community, especially her parents. >> this isn't acid reflux. she's been flowing up for weeks. >> mom, i'm the diagnosis. and i'm the doctor. >> there is not acid reflux. she's not lactose intolerance. there's something wrong with our little girl. >> you calm down. >> you find me another doctor. you find me more tests.
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i'm not leaving this hospital till i know what's wrong with my daughter. >> the reviews fairly mixed for anyone looking for a touching story about faith and love, this is for you. kyle smith of the "new york post" notes the sweet sincerity makes it hard to dislike. mary car estrella of the fort worth star telegram warns a box of tissues may not be enough to keep up with the water work. >> good to know. next a movie that ames to push the boundaries of the genre called "midnight special" written and directed by the young filmmaker jeff nickles. michael shan on is the father of an unusual 8-year-old after discovering that the boy possesses mysterious powers, the father and son duo go on the run. >> you cannot leave the band. you hear me? >> i'm sorry. >> it's okay. i shouldn't have left you. >> no, i'm sorry.
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>> oh, and kyle loren. the reviews for "midnight special" have been very good with comparisons to spielberg's close encounters of a third kind. david sexton says the movie makes a gripping journey beyond belief. and mark ryan of uprox dp calls it intancy from start to finish. >> two interesting movies. >> i might go check it out. >> like your kind of movie. >> what, dark depressing? >> that wasn't what i was hinting at. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. make it a great weekend.
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this morning on "world news now," powerful storms impacting millions of americans. >> from pea sized hail stones killing flamingos at a texas zoo to a bolt of lightning forcing a jet to make an emergency landing in new york. plus a major snowstorm predicted for the first day of spring. your voice, your vote. the uproar over donald trump's comments about republican convention riots and who wants to bring unity to the democratic party before tuesday's vote. the prayer prophets. are judgment day for a website that cashed in on anyone going online looking for faith. who got into trouble and who is forced to pay. >> and later swift kick. who is helping women even celebrities in high heels defend themselves when their lives depend on it's friday, march 18th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we do say good morning to everyone. friday has arrived. i'm kendis gibson. >> tgif in a big way. >> fantastic day. we're going to start this half hour of course, with the big wild weather. already saturating parts of the south and they can expect more rain today. >> and boy, here in new york, lightning struck a passenger plane forcing it to make an emergency landing. we get more on the widespread storms from abc's lauren lyster. >> reporter: hail the size of peas golf balls, even baseballs pelting parts of texas thursday. blasting holes through car windshields, terrorizing drivers. >> i was sitting in my car and boom, that happened. >> glass was flying inward. i got a cut on my arm. i was bawling. i was ready for it to go. >> reporter: the morning commute a slushy mess for drivers. the hail coming down so hard it,
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actually killed several flamingos at the fort worth zoo. the ice balls damaging buildings, too. creating a wintry landscape but temps were actually around 60 degrees. in mississippi, it was creepy foreboding clouds warning of potential tornadoes thursday night. and in the northeast -- >> 4233 just got hit by lightning. >> don't send us through there again. it's pretty bad. >> reporter: an american airlines flight struck by lightning. the plane damaged on the rear wing. forced to make an emergency landing on the way from north carolina to new york. >> there was a flash of light. and big explosion. the plane dipped about 100 feet. >> out of nowhere. >> reporter: and next the threat of snow sunday into monday. >> the areas of concern that's going to be d.c., baltimore, philadelphia, new york city, and this could run right up interstate 95 corridor. there is going to be the potential here for several inches of snow.
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>> reporter: reena and kendis ta snowstorm coming just in time for the first day of spring on sunday. our friends at accuweather telling us march is always up to some tricks though and this time of year snow would not be completely unusual. >> lauren, last year you covered a big snowstorm on the first day you have spring, as well. >> that's why i could be the weather expert. this is not completely unusual. i can remember being out in new york right near central park trying to talk to people how they felt about snow on the first day of spring. and you know cynical new yorkers everyone was saying to me, yeah, it's still cold this time of year. >> cynical new yorkers sounded like valley girls is what you're saying. > wow. i need to try a little harder. >> abc's lauren lyster, thanks so much for that report. >> thank you residents of flint, michigan say they're not satisfied yesterday's capitol hill hearing on the city's water crisis. the tense hearing focused on the
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lead contamination of the city's water supply. most of the republican lawmakers hammering the state's republican governor for his role in the crisis. he apologized and said that he had been told the problems weren't severe. lawmakers weren't buying any of it. >> you were not in a medically induced coma for a year and i've had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies. >> this was a failure of government at all levels. local, state, and federal officials. we all failed the families of flint. >> snyder dismissed demands that he resign as governor. head of the epa was also slammed by lawmakers. gina mccarthy admitted her agency hasn't been quick enough to respond but refused to say the epa failed flint. a group of conservatives have released details of that are secret meeting to try to stop donald trump. the three-hour discussion focused on ways to prevent him from being the nominee at the convention. there's an uproar among other republicans about trump's
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suggestion that there will be riots if he's denied the gop nomination at the convention. house speaker paul ryan paid his thoughts clear on capitol hill. >> nobody should say such things in my opinion because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> john kasich called trump's comment an outrage. kasich's campaign today campaigned today in utah before the state's republican primary. ted cruz will be in arizona today despite his campaign acknowledging that trump will likely with inthat state next week. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton has been declared the winner of tuesday's missouri primary. she went five or five on the night. bernie sanders says he will not contest the close result. and there's starting to be talk of democratic unity behind clinton's campaign. abc's cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: "the new york times" reporting president obama
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told a group of democratic donors it will soon be time for bernie sanders campaign to end and for democrats to unite behind hillary clinton. the white house denying the president was endorsing clinton, but adding, he did say this. >> our success in november, in electing a democratic president, will depend on the commitment and ability of the democratic party to come together behind our nominee. >> reporter: if that's hillary clinton, it will be full circle for two people who once battled. >> although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it. >> reporter: but then, that meeting at the white house. clinton joining his team. that moment in the situation room. and now clinton on the trail, campaigning on their close ties, helping herself, but helping his legacy, too. >> i think he doesn't get the credit he deserves for having fought for a recovery that is taking hold.
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>> president obama would later go on to call hillary clinton one of his most trusted advisers, clearly though he is choosing his words very carefully here. this seems to be about as close an endorsement as you can possibly get. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. >> breaking news from north korea where the military has fired a medium range ballistic missile into the sea. test firing violates multiple u.n. security council resolutions that ban north carolina from encaging in any ba lis it i can and into your clear activities. it's certain to heighten tensions over north carolina's nuclear ambition. >> complicating matters is the case of a student sentenced by north korea to 15 years of hard labor. diplomatic efforts are under way to free the student. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the u.s. is quietly working to free american student otto warmbier. it was this security video that the north koreans say shows
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warmbier stealing a political banner like this one from the hotel where he was staying with a tour group. and taking it is a crime against the state. >> i have made the worst mistake of my life. >> reporter: the 21-year old uva student clearly shaken, now sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. >> please save my life. please think of my family. i am the oldest son in my family. >> reporter: now helping the family seek release, former governor bill richardson. he equates the theft with a college prank. >> hopefully now after this sentencing, it'll mean negotiations can start on his release on humanitarian grounds. >> reporter: close to a dozen american tourists have been arrested in north korea in the last six years, all released. the north koreans have, in the past, wanted a high-level negotiator, like bill clinton, who helped free two young american journalists in 2009. but this is a time of great tension with the north koreans because of their nuclear and ballistic missile tests, and there is no telling what they
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will do and what they will demand. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. a scary scene at a high school in south florida when a pep rally performance went horribly wrong. a professional fire breather accidentally erupted in flames horrifying hundreds of students and teachers in the audience. the stuntman was hospitalized in serious condition along with seven others including some students who inhaled fire extinguisher dust. >> well, also in florida, jurors will hear closing arguments in the hulk hogan lawsuit. the former pro wrestler is suing gawker for $100 million for posting a sex tape of him online. he claims it violated his privacy. yesterday lawyers for gawker showed hogan a promo video of him wearing t back underwear and parroting the miley cyrus wrecking ball video. >> okay. i was waiting for that image. i guess we've been spared that. >> we don't want that image
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burned in our brain. >> right. we do hope everyone had a good st. patrick's day. i'm trying to segue to something happier. they celebrated in an appropriate manner probably. plenty of marching and other stuff going on here in new york city. >> yes, there was also marching but maybe not as much in the small village of conklin, michigan. once again, they staged their rather short st. patrick's day parade. we say short because the route was all of 150 yards long. >> the grand rapids catholic central marching band took part as did some musicians and people were wearing green. when they got to the end of the route, many of them spent some time at a local establishment. >> establishment? >> i'm warning you, giving you a year's notice. next st. paddy's day is on a friday. >> wow. >> yeah. >> is it going to be on the 17th, as well? >> it will continue to be on the 17th for the foreseeable future. >> great to know. by the way, this year's st. paddy he's day parade was at
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25th. next year will be the 256th annual. >> you're good with math. >> coming up in the mix, one of the most talked about moments from the first day of march madness. you've got to see this. >> also ahead the cutting edge self-defense roo feen for women. have you ever hot of fighting back with a high heel shoe. >> and the website promising prayers in exchange for money. who is accused of cashing in on people looking for solace and comfort. >> and wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnp. you're watching "world news now." everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel. and no one wants that feeling to fade. that's why there's woolite darks. it's free of harsh ingredients, keeping dark clothes looking like new for 30 washes so your love for dark clothes will never fade. woolite darks.
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this is violent video here but everyone is okay. a woman lost control of her suv, crashed through the front of a south florida pizza restaurant injuring two people waiting to pick up their order. they both suffered serious cuts from broken glass. needed stitches but have gone home from the hospital. the driver was not hurt. it's unclear whethersleyal face any charges. >> hmm. turning now to a consumer alert. a christian website ordered to repay millions of dollars to customers for an online prayer scam. >> the man running the website under fire for exploiting americans searching for prayer and counsel from religious leaders. prosecutors say all of it was fake. here's abc's neal karlinksky. >> reporter: more than 100,000 people seeking spiritual help flocked to christian prayer center desperate for the power of prayer and the help of
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pastors like jon karl son. >> people are thinking their problems are going to be solved. >> reporter: the online church came with a fee of between $9 and $35 for prayers. washington state's attorney general says it was all a scam. pastor carlson is outraged too saying his name was used without his permission. in fact, investigators say all kinds of fake religious leaders and testimonials were used to entice people to the tune of $7 million worth of paid prayers between 2011 and 2015. all of it, they say, the brainchild of this man, benjamin ragovie. >> he was asking people to give money under deceptive circumstances. >> he couldn't be reaped for comment. the website says it's closed adding we thank you for all the prayers. >> reporter: the attorney general isn't interested in his prayers and they want cash. he's now agreed to pay back $7.5
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million to more than 1507b,000 commerce. >> there's actually a customer protection act that prevent these charitable organizations churches from offering false things. you know, that they can't make good on. >> a lot of people were going on the site and hoping and praying for you know, to have a child to have a healthy baby to, win the lotto and all these different things and they're out of money and they're out of luck. all right, coming up in our next half hour, keeping kids safe from medicines. a new warning about accidental overdoses and the alarming way kids can easily open child proof prescriptions. >> first the self-defense course that teaches women to protect themselves using still will let toes. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ she's so good with her stilettos ♪ >> ah, the billy joel song "stiletto can tells about a woman doing damage to the man in her life. there's a new form of self-defense that can do the damage with stilettos. >> dan harris shows us the trend. >> not only does she sick some serious butt, she does it sporting sky high stilettos.
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the self-defense guru has trained celebrities such as kerry russell of the americans" and amanda seyfert. >> i've been taking self-defense with avi for about four months and it's pretty much changed my life. >> reporter: her group class focuses on teaming all types of women to protect themselves using footwear. a former ballerina, she switched her focus to self-defense while she was just a teenager. >> unfortunately, i was sexually sauled when i was 19 by someone i knew and i tried to find a way to heal myself. had i father recommended a self-defense system. it was the one thing that allowed me to feel the sense of empowerment because i felt like i was doing something positive towards the incident. >> reporter: hi heals are a key ingredient so her students are never unprepared. >> the thing is it's self-defense. it's not martial arts. it's you're caught off guard. so for a woman who live her life
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wearing her hi heels is a very valid concern. women should not have to compromise femininity and should be able to defend themselves regardless of what shoes their wearing. >> reporter: the shoes can become an impromptu weapon or boost a kick. >> i definitely feel more prepared. >> the fact that you you living your life will potentially put you in a vulnerable situation. every single woman can learn self-defense. take that responsibility and that initiative into her own hands to survive a situation if she was caught off guard is just so important. >> two. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i'm for it. >> for it? >> i'd like to take the class, yeah. >> i've seen you walk around in your heels. >> right. i don't. that is true. i only put my heels on right before people see them on television. usually a wear flip-flops or sneakers. >> it always seems as if it's an
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to take on anything. now it's time for the mix. so we very started basketball march madness. arizona coach sean miller sweating up a sorm in the first round of march madness mashup. and apparently, there he is, sweating right through that shirt. apparently he's known for his sweating. there were lots of memes on twitter last night. this is what he's going to do halftime. a little bit of a fan. >> he'll need more than that. >> new shirt, old shirt, sean miller can't beat the heat. >> you need some degree or something. >> yeah. >> so did they win? >> they did end up winning. > nice. >> funny you should ask. >> i don't think i had arizona. >> you didn't have arizona. >> no. all righty. well, there's not much, rihanna has a new album out and her new
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song "work is like an ear worm." then there's there. ♪ work, work, work >> that would be a pig twerking to work, work, work. >> you like that one, huh. >> knew we go from a pig to a frog. ♪ politics and foreign wars, all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ca ♪ ♪ take it kermit. >> okay, if you're an insomniac and a good night's sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the world news polka ♪ on banjo and accordion the folks love every note ♪ ♪ but when we sing it sounds like there's a tropic stuck in our throat. >> sing it loud, sing it big everying and color frog and pig do the world news pig take it barry ♪ ♪ the swedish chef and beaker too, they do the world news
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polka. >> reporter: even pepe the king prawn gets up way before dawn to do the world news polka ♪ ♪ next time bring miss piggy because i hear she's quite a ham ♪ ♪ i hope she didn't hear you or you'll be on the lam ♪ ♪ neighbors yell it's half past three tell them that it's news to me, that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ i hear they watch us in the swamp and think that we're all right ♪ ♪ it sure beats croaking in the middle of the night ♪ five whole days every week we're here with our tongues in cheek ♪ ♪ and the world news polka, one more time ♪ ♪ do the world news polka >> kermit, that was terrific. you play a great polka. >> why, thank you sir. i am a tad polish. >> i get it, tadpole lish. >> yes, waccawacca. >> yeah, fozzie bear wrote our material. >> yeah, please don't blame us folks.
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this morning on "world news now," political strategies. who is trying to stop donald trump's potential nomination. and how hillary clinton is responding to questions about a trump presidency. the new turn in the road to the white house. speaking out, new claims from the american accused of joining isis. was he following a girl before his capture in iraq? >> new this half hour, the unusual scene at a pennsylvania store. >> witnesses say they saw someone loading up a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying. police say a nun was shoplifting. >> and what's going on with madonna, from a concert starting two hours late to an embarrassed fan on stage. the negative attention she's getting in "the skinny" on this friday, march 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good friday morning, everyone. >> i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. let's begin with the race for president and a seemingly concerted effort to stand in the way of donald trump. >> stopping the republican front-runner's progress was the subject of a three-hour long behind closed doors meeting of conservatives yesterday in washington, d.c. also on the agenda, the possibility of a third party presidential challenge. decisions will be made by anti-trump forces over the next few days about how to best use resources. >> trump also under fire for some of his comments earlier this week. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: donald trump was denounced by republican leaders in washington and ohio for predicting riots if he loses the nomination this summer at the convention in cleveland. >> nobody should say such things in my opinion because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> and ohio governor john kasich who is both running against trump and hosting this summer's
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you convention told abc news, trump's talk is downright dangerous. >> to even imply that there could be violence if he doesn't get his way, you know, he's not running for the presidency of the wwe. he's running for president of the united states. and this kind of language is an outrage. >> reporter: and trump is under fire from an entirely different source. vladimir putin, the kremlin denouncing trump's latest attack on hillary clinton. this video splices together footage of clinton and the russian president. putin's spokesman accused trump of "demonizing russia." it comes one day after trump said this when asked who he consult about foreign policy. >> i'm speaking with myself number one because i have a very good brain. and i've said a lot of things. >> reporter: hillary clinton claims she's already getting worried calls from foreign leaders. >> i'm having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop donald trump. -say no, i mean this is up to americans. thank you very much.
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>> reporter: and another attack on trump, the hacker group anonymous claims they have hacked into his private information including his social security number, cell phone information, and address. the trump campaign has issued a statement responding to the alleged hack by anonymous saying, "the government and law enforcement authorities are seeking the arrest of the people responsible for attempting to illegally hack mr. trump's accounts and his telephone information." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> more politics now. we've heard from senator marco rubio for the first time since he suspended his campaign on tuesday night. rubio went home to miami after taking care of some business in d.c. before leaving the capital, he ma talked about his plans, which he said do not include most government positions. >> i'm not interested in being vice president. i don't mean that in a disrespectful way. i'm going to be vice president. i'm not running for governor of florida. i'm going to finish my term in the senate over the next ten months. >> after his senate term ends, it remains unclear exactly what
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rubio will do. he says he also did not make an endorsement among the republican contenders although he did say he believes ted cruz is a conservative and that he liked john kasich. >> the u.s. is now accusing isis of committing genocide. secretary of state john kerry said the terror group is responsible for genocide against christians and other muslim groups flps iraq and syria. many are forced to convert to islam or be killed. the announcement is not expected to change america's bombing campaign against isis. >> the young man from virginia accused of fighting for isis is speaking out in a new video. the man says he made a bad decision and is anxious to return home to america. here's abc's terry moran. >> reporter: accused by kurdish authorities of fighting for isis, the young american, born in virginia, tells a very different story. it was all about a girl, he told kurdish tv in iraq. >> i made a bad decision to go with the girl and go to mosul,
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because i wasn't thinking straight. >> where are you from? >> united states. >> reporter: mohamad jamal khweis, 26 years old, captured monday by kurdish peshmerga fighters near sinjar, iraq. he says he left the u.s. last december and made his way through europe to syria, and then mosul in iraq, his girlfriend's hometown. but he hated it there. >> it's not like the western countries. i found it hard for everyone there. >> reporter: and khweis has a message. >> the life in mosul, it's really, really bad. the people who are controlling mosul don't represent the religion -- isis is, isil. they don't represent the religion. >> reporter: u.s. officials say roughly 250 americans have traveled to the middle east to join extremist groups. khweis says that's not him, but he will surely face hard questions from u.s.
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investigators about what exactly he was doing in isis territory. terry moran, abc news, washington. and the fbi says the student who went on a stabbing rampage of a central california college last november was in fact inspired by isis. investigators found isis propaganda on a laptop belonging to faisal mohammad and say he had visited several terrorist web sites before launching his attack at uc merced. but they say he acted alone when he stabbed and wounded four people before police shot and killed him. >> a baltimore ramps player is in critical condition this morning following a dirtbike crash. cornerback trey walker was airlifted to a miami hospital suffering from head trauma. sources tell our abc station in miami that an unnamed new england patriots player was with walker at the time, but has since disappeared. now some extreme weather starting with a lightning strike at an american airlines jet.
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the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at new york's jfk airport. it was supposed to land at laguardia. passengers say they saw a flash of light. passengers heard what sounded like a big explosion. no one was injured. the faa is looking into the incident. in texas, the problem was hail, some of it the size of golf balls. hail blasted holes in car windshields. several flamingos and other birds at the fort worth zoo were also affected. thousands in the dallas area lost power. and that storm system col strengthen in the south and turn into a snowstorm for northeast. here's justin povick at accuweather. good morning, justin. >> kendis, reena, good morning to you, as well. we're following a system that's going to drive down cold enough air to produce more snow. i know it's march but it's been warm lately. this is going to be a shock to the system. accumulations very light over the high terrain. mostly showers from pittsburgh to new york. but there be some flight delays. later on this weekend, i'm concerned about accumulating
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snows and gusty winds and march travel delays. at least the possibility from d.c. to bangor. reena, back to you. >> thank you so much. a pennsylvania nun is charged with shoplifting that police say was caught on video. workers at a surplus store say that the woman put $23 worth of items in her cart and then rushed out of the store. state police tracked her car to a nearby convent. they found out the alleged shoplifter was a 78-year-old nun. >> i was shocked to say the least. i was shocked. i couldn't believe that a nun would actually do something like that. >> police say that the items included coffee, snacks and toiletries. if convicted, the nun will likely have to pay a fine. proof we need to donate more to churches. >> yeah. a pair of recalls this morning involving two popular tuna fish brands. bumblebee foods is recalling nearly 32,000 cases of tuna due to underprocessed products that could cause serious illnesses. in the meantime, tri-union
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seafoods is recalling more than 2700 brands of dhiken of the sea tuna. the concern there possible undercooked products. so far no one has gotten sick. full details at our website, abcnews.com. and another st. paddy's day has come and gone, but don't worry, there's another one next year. >> oh, good. well, earlier about 200,000 people marched up fifth avenue in the nation's oldest and largest st. patrick's day parade. among those marching under their own banners gay and lesbian groups. >> the new york parade was also broadcast live in ireland and britain for the very first time. by the way, next year st. paddy's day falls on a friday. >> so party on. >> new york be warned. kendis might still be in town on a friday. >> we shall see. might be fun. coming up in "the skinny," the sexy rap star getting much more exposure than usual. >> also ahead, counting up the money made off marijuana sales. one state's huge monthly take away and why revenue is not going up in smokes.
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even in cabinets. >> kids will find medicine in all kinds of places. we found that 23% or one out of four kids were finding and getting into medicine in a pill box. >> reporter: pill boxes and organizers are not built to keep kids out. i recently sat down with some toddlers, and it took this 3-year-old nine seconds to pop it open. >> reporter: okay, you got that one open. that one open up, gabriella? >> yeah. >> i guess i'm surprised he could open this one. i didn't really think about it. >> reporter: as we found, even child resistant packaging doesn't always work. >> get one open? this 4-year-old, he opened up properly closed child resistant bottle with just a little tinkering. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> it's hard because they're so good at it. it's hard to take your medicine when they're not around. >> how do you keep them out of reach for your kids as a key? >> you've got to be very careful.
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they're pretty crafty. that's the problem. they're pretty crafty kids. you got to watch out. >> coming up, madonna strips down under. strips down one of her fans. we'll tell you about it. >> emma watson shows off her hip-hop skills. "the skinny" coming up. >> announcer: "world news now"
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skinny," new worries madonna has become unhinged. >> the material girl is currently on tour down under. last night at her concert in brisbane, australia, many fans were not too pleased. >> after reportedly taking the stage over two hours late the knew the prior, madonna appeared to be kind of out of it, which became even more clear when she embarrassed a fan that she pulled on stage. >> she's the kind of girl you just want to slap. i mean and pull -- oh, my -- i'm sorry. sexual harassment. you can do the same to me. >> not cool? >> huh-uh. >> the singer has been under a lot of pressure lately caught up in a custody battle with her ex-husband, guy richie. >> earlier this week, madonna appeared in a new york courtroom via video limping and was slapped by the judge for not adequately considering their son rocco's needs first.
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>> we hope she does well. next we're going to stay down under for australia's biggest global star since men at work, iggy azalea. >> the rapper finally revealed why she canceled her great escape tour. she goes topless for "schon" magazine, the word in german meaning beautiful. >> she explained after being the subject of much scrutiny and disdain especially on social mead media, she had to have a psychotic breakdown last year." she says that she's doing better now with renewed energy while planning her wedding to nba player nick young and working on her upcoming second album. >> wow. >> who knew. >> what's your favorite song she sings? >> i think there are only like two. "fancy" i guess. >> "fancy," that's a good one. >> i live that. >> that's your theme music. >> yeah, exactly. next up, lynn manual miranda, the creator and star of the hit broadway musical "hamilton," earlier in the week we showed you he was freestyling
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and he did a freestyle rap with president obama in the white house rose garden. now miranda is collaborating with actress emma watson. >> they sat down to talk about the u.n. gender equality initiative. when he asked her to rap about the subject, he agreed only if watson provided the beat. well, home girl stepped up. >> perfect. yeah. yeah. and i have to laugh, how we meet and not be equal we're like half. women are like half of the people on earth and yes, they should have been equal since birth. yo, this beat box is fantastic. >> they are so cool. who knew emma watson had it in her. and i just love the guy even more. he's amazing. do you want to compete? >> no. no. >> no. >> my hand just got very spitty. >> go ahead. >> we're going to move onto the next story. you know how popular "hamilton"
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that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever, the fact that i've even come this far is evidence of how special america truly is. >> this is the greatest honor of my life other than lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. >> at a time when our politics are so polarized, this is precisely the time when we should play it straight. >> it's the senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent. >> our house was surrounded. by the time we got out, the front and the back met and we knew it was over. we knew that it was coming in the house. >> next thing i know is i feel the train just completely lift up off the ground. slams me into the door. >> we are aware of the inconvenience that was caused by closing down the system but we still believe today that we made the correct decision because of safety. >> while o.j. thinks the knife thing is a complete joke. now he has a saying that he says all over the yard. he j
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making news in america this morning, extreme weather. a passenger plane diverted after getting hit by lightning and damaging hail in the south putting holes in cars. plus, a powerful snowstorm set to target the northeast. the secret meeting republicans getting together trying to stop donald trump. plus, overnight a scare for the billionaire's son. we're live in washington. caught on camera. a car going full speed crashing into a restaurant, customers inside freezing in disbelief. march madness, round one of the games not disappointing with thrilling finishes. see the excitement plus the coach who couldn't take the heat. his sweaty shirt the talk of the tournament. well

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