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resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert. of in greensboro, north carolina, authorities released video of an explosion that destroyed cars and damaged a historic hotel. hotel and parking deck were evacuated. no injuries reported in the blast. a second explosion was not captured on the video. police say the cause may be from something electrical underground but the investigation is ongoing this morning. we have breaking news now in that growing controversy over sexist comments made about women's tennis. >> the tournament's director who made those comments has now stepped down. abc's lind said davis with more.
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>> reporter: outrage in the world of tennis after these insults were hurled at the female players. >> they ride on the coat tails of the men. they very, very lucky. >> raymond moore the director of the bnp paribas open went on to say tennis is all about the men. >> i was a lady player i would go down every night on my knees and thank god that roger federer and rafael nadal were born because they've carried the shot. >> the world's top female tennis player fired right back. >> get on your knees which is offensive enough and thank a man. we as women have come a long way and we shouldn't have to drop to our knees at any point. >> reporter: raymond moore has since apologized but novak djokovic suggesting men should get bigger prizes. >> stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the
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men's tennis matches. maybe we should get awarded more. >> reporter: it should be noted that just last year at the u.s. open here in new york, women's singles final sold out before the men's. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> what do you think of that? >> i think it's incredible. it's been more than 30 years since the famous battle of the sexes. this is still what you have a top official in tennis say. the good news is he stepped down. >> absolutely. that's what serena was saying is that this does a disservice to billie jean king and so many women who came before her. >> fun and inexpensive ties to get into the spirit of spring. >> and through the magic of spring, reena returns for some ways to enjoy easter with the kids. you're watching "world news now." >> a ♪
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♪ here comes peter cottontail hopping down the bunny trail ♪ ♪ hip itty hopping easter's on its way ♪ >> around much of the country spring has sprung which means it's time to open the door and send the kids outside to play. finally. and to encourage them, why not get them some toys that make it easier for playtime. extra fun especially. here with us is the hottest new toys is toy insider mom laurie schacht. >> thank you. with easter, it's time to fill
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that basket. we know that the kids love those sweet treats. but we can also add treats that don't have all the sugar. we'll start and end with themed baskets. beautiful baskets. kids love to have their favorite character over and over and over again. >> true. >> for young and for old, nos tallic care bears. the basket is beautiful filled with beautiful care bears, blankets, t-shirts little toys. look at this guy. this one is especially for easter from just play. kids will love him. he's going to be everyone's favorite bud. so cute. >> very cute. >> let's talk about baby's first easter. bring home instinct special. this is brand-new from alex. a new line called kaloo. chicks, lambs, bunnies. they're so soft and these are the kind of pieces that will become heirlooms. >> you can throw them in the washing machine. i always get worried about
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germs. >> you can throw them in the wash and they'll be fine. one of the big things we see is that kids love surprises. we all do. >> they do. >> and they come in the way of blind packs. but for easter, let's talk about the blind egg. you are going to open a surprise. >> what could it be. >> this is from beverly hills teddy bear. shop kins continues to be the hottest collectible for girls. this is series four. we have our easter eggs. we open them up. each one comes with two inside. >> kids are obsessed with them. >> it is amazing. i have my little milkshake. if you're lucky you get the rare pair. that's the one that's rare in these. >> you never know what you're going to get. >> it's all about the blind packs. we all know what this is, a classic staple. the confetti play-doh. two little cookie cutters. you're talking about $4.99 for
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the whole pack. >> that's so sneeze another staple, we talk about coloring and paper. you know peppa pig that loves big hugs. so for $1.50 or so, you get little paint sets. you get get coloring sets. these are great for the easter basket. >> love to paint, too. >> no easter basket would be complete without bubbles. you're going to start with, so you're going to dip each end in. this is our gazillion bubbles, ripple blaster by fun rise. there you go. >> whoa. this is major. >> that is major bubbles. and now are you ready for this? normally we watch them in our hands. i want you to catch these in your mouth. this is bubblelicious by little kids. >> it's delicious. >> they come in four different flavors. bubble gum, cherry, tute i fruity and grape. >> this could be a dieting tactic right before lunchtime. right. >> so really cute.
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velveteen rabbit is a storybook. it's been around for over 100 years. they've made it into a board game. get back to the flursry and your bunny becomes real. >> that's cute. >> for the ultimate sky landers fan, the toys to life. we have the ultimate sky landers easter basket right beside you. the two new ones this year are our egg sited thrilli pede and our spring ahead bomb diver. those are a lot of fun. kids love to play with these in the game but take it along with you. those are great for east easter basket. >> i like these ideas because i might be moved to do my own easter basket. i always buy it. >> it's so much fun to put it together yourself. it's really easy. they're fun. you can make a small basket or gigantic one. >> you're always good about that with your price range. thank you to laurie schacht and for more details head to our
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>> pick a color. go ahead. pick. >> reporter: his owner yvonne dagger says she's just the director. >> every stroke that you see on the canvas is dagger's, dagger's mark. >> reporter: she took in dagger as a training puppy for canine companions for independence but there was a different plan for him. one day yvonne herself an artist was working in her had he massapequa studio when -- >> he just started nudging me and i said dagger, do you want to paint? so his tail started to wag. and i said okay. well, now let's see. >> reporter: but like any budding artist, his works aren't free. >> come on over here. yeah, there you go. >> reporter: a 12 x 12 painting will cost you a $50 donation to canine companions. >> we've taken in so many orders for paintings. he was painting yesterday. and he'll be painting again today. dagger's works are actually getting to be quite well-known. he's been commissioned by people
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all over world to make them works of art. so far, he's raised more than $1,000 for canine companions for independence. in his very little four-legged furry way, he's able to give back to the people that were so kind to him. >> reporter: an activist, an artist and just a plain old good dog. doesn't get much sweeter than that. in massapequa, kristin thorn, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> all right. >> he's probably thinking that's great and all. why do i have to wear this hat. >> totally. >> would you pay 50 bucks for a 12 x 12 work of art by dagger? >> flow, i wouldn't. would you? >> it's cute. i'll give the doeflation and leave the painting. > there you go. that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook.
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this morning on "world news now," the primaries and caucuses today in three states. >> the push for the presidential candidates to set themselves apart on a major foreign policy issue. and a first for donald trump at a campaign event. >> making history, president obama's state dinner with raul castro last night in cuba. the unforgettable moments, is the tough politics and the busy day ahead in havana. >> letting go. the heart wrenching custody decision involving a 6-year-old girl, her foster parents and a controversial law. and the victory round in court for hulk hogan and his legal smackdown with gawker over a sex tape. why the court just awarded him millions more in his lawsuit. it's tuesday, march 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." morning, everybody, on this
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tuesday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lauren lyster. >> we'll get started with the political race, the presidential candidates battling for votes today as ballots are cast in three states. >> the latest national poll shows hillary clinton maintaining the lead over bernie sanders among democrats. and among republicans, donald trump has a commanding double digit lead over ted cruz and jane kasich. >> that poll was just released hours ago before voters for both parties in arizona and utah go to the polls. and democrats in in idaho attend their caucuses there. abc's ray ra maindy reports the candidates are setting themselves apart over a hot foreign policy issue. >> reporter: using a teleprompter for the first time, front-runner donald trump making one of his biggest political speeches to the pro jail apac convention. >> it constantly applies pressure to our friends and rewards our enemies. and you see that happening all the time. that pattern practiced by the president and his administration
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including former secretary of state hillary clinton has repeated itself over and over again and has done nothing to embolden those who hate america. >> reporter: democratic front-runner hillary clinton didn't wait long before blasting her likely republican rival during her address at the convention. >> we need steady hands, not a president who says he's neutral on monday, pro israel on tuesday and who knows what on wednesday because everything's negotiable. >> reporter: ted cruz and jane kasich also addressed the aac convention. both standing firm with their unrelenting support for the u.s. ally. >> we cannot be neutral in defending our allies either. we must be counted on to stand by and invest in our friends instead of abusing them and currying favor with theirmys. >> america will stand with israel and defeat radical islamic terrorism. >> reporter: the latest poll numbers still show donald trump
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ahead in arizona. idaho and utah will also be voting today as the gop establishment remains remains determined to stop trump from securing the nomination. kendis and lauren. >> thank you, ray. as votes come in from three western states, you can count on abc news to bring you the results. look for a wrap-up tomorrow morning on "world news now." moving on now, today's hearing on the security showdown between apple and the justice department postponed. the government says it may not need apple's help after all to unlock the phone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. its experts are chicagoing now to make sure the method does not destroy the data on the phone. apple still says it will not break the encryption. >> we need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over you're data. and over our privacy. >> tim cook made comments at a low key product unveiling. as expected apple announced a new version of the iphone 6, a
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midsized ipad and lowered the price of its watch. >> an intense manhunt under way for a man believed to be an accomplice to paris attack suspect salah la abdeslam. prosecutors are asking for information about 24-year-old najim laachraoui. he allegedly rented a safehouse under a fake name. and new video surfaced too far last friday's raid by belgian police of abdeslam's hiding place. night video outside the building where he was arrested in brussels shows a heavy police presence outside and smoke following an explosion. france hopes to put him on trial for the november attack that killed 130 people. now to history nearly 90 years in the making. president obama wraps up his visit with a speech to the cuban people and some baseball. >> and last night, the obamas were honored at a state dinner hosted by cuban leader raul
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castro. the main course was a traditional pork with rice dish. guests also enjoyed what else, cuban cigars. >> abc's marci gonzales is traveling with the president there in havana and covering that visit. >> reporter: president obama says he truly believes that castro will -- unforgettable image for people here and they followed it up with a night at the palace of the revolution. at the state dinner, president obama and cuban president raul castro sharing the spotlight and a meal. hours after sharing this historic moment. meeting in private before facing cameras to take questions on the progress being made rebuilding the relationship between the two nations. >> this is a new day. [ speaking foreign language ] >> and the divide that remains after decades of bitter tension. important foreign. >> translator: we find it
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inconceivable that a government does not defend and ensure the right to health care. >> reporter: between the awkward moments, castro also outwardly -- on going human rights issue in cuba. and the arrests of political disdenies, 1400 in january alone. >> translator: what political prisoners? give me a name or names. >> reporter: president obama planning to meet with some of those former prisoners and in an exclusive interview with abc news, blasting the treatment of those who stand up to the castro regime. >> that kind of continual harassment wears on people and chills legitimate debate. >> reporter: president obama also focusing on what he says are the positive steps being taken that will be beneficial to cubans and americans. of course, still a lot of work left to do on this busy last day here in ha vab na. >> marci, thank you. the president now heading to argentina in the day ahead. rob ford, the high profile
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former mayor of toronto is receiving palliative care as he continues to battle cancer. ford was first diagnosed with the disease back in 2014. despite -- spread to his -- he was shown on video smoking crack cocaine. >> a woman running barefoot across l.a.x. away from the gates. according to authorities the flight attendant in street clothes had been chosen for a random security screening and unlike passengers airline workers are not screened every time. when selected she kicked off her heels and ran. police say there was about -- fleeing flight attendant still has not been found. an l.a. laker denying he and a teammate harassed two women in a car. one of the women is an activist for women's rights. specifically abuse by athletes. she claims nick young and jordan
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clarkson drove up next to her car and made obscene gestures to her and her mother. the lakers say they are taking the allegation seriously and the coach has spoken to the two players. nor victory for hulk hogan in his bat willing against gawker. a florida jury awarding him an additional $25 million on top of the $115 million at the already has been given. the latest award is meant to punish gawker core >> we're very excited and very happy. >> it is likely the judge will be asked by gawker to trim the award. the media company plans to appeal the verdict. the international space station has three new crew members. they include american jeff williams and also twos russians. they'll be there for a six-month
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>> the intent behind the icwa is to make sure that native american children are kept not only within the family but went the tribe and within the culture. >> reporter: lexie is just 1/64 choctaw indian but is enough to meet the legal definition of an
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indian child. although the paiges say they want to adopt lexie, right now they are her foster parents and they do not have permanent parental rights. according to court documents, lexie's extended family has been a part of her life for a number of years, visiting frequently and has intended to get her back. >> california law requires us to place that child, if at all possible, with a relative. whether it's a native american individual or not. >> reporter: in a custody case with so much at stake, the sides may disagree on the best path forward but everyone seems to be fighting for what's best for lexie. >> okay, that is just jarring. >> the santa clarita area there. >> it's such a tough story. i worked on it a bit over the weekend. it's tough because the extended family is close to her too. and the paiges don't deny the extended family loves her and
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that they have her best interests at heart as well. but they argue that they're her parents. this is who she has found stability with and been living with the last four years. it's just been really tough. tough situation. coming up in the next half hour, the shrinking star of social media. she's sharing her weight loss success online and inspiring others to get real about their health and their self-esteem. first, the cuban gold rush as diplomatic ties are restored, the massive influx of businesses looking to stake a claim. ow cubans and americans are looking to cash in on this historic moment. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ as the obama family makes history visiting cuba there are plenty of others who no doubt are looking to mark the occasion by turning a profit. >> with the recluse of nation warming to the ums the business opportunities just keep unfolding. abc's jim avila is in cuba with what's being called the cuban gold rush. >> reporter: as we drive around this city captured in time, there are plenty of changes in havana too. the biggest, a surge in american tourism. >> we wanted to be here before too many big changes. >> reporter: hotels are near capacity. cubans like denzel renting rooms through airbnb and pocketing, in his case $46 a night. airbnb now offering more than 4,000 rental properties across the island.
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a windfall for people who average a $20 a month salary. in this town two and a half hours outside havana that has no hotels, airbnb going door to door, recruiting rooms for rent. marriott and starwood getting approval this week to run several landmark havana hotels. >> it is going to be a luxury collection and is going to happen hopefully at some point during this year. >> reporter: u.s. airlines competing to bring americans here. one of the new things is that you can go mobile and be mobile. the internet has come to havana. it's as slow as the cars. but it's here. jim avila, abc news, havana. >> beautiful. and it's a wonderful thing that you can actually have a cell phone that is working there in havana. i was there about a year and a half ago and there was no use to the cell phone. so there was no instagraming at all from that area. and it really has made progress. you were mentioning that the internet, there was not that much --
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the weekend. a wisconsin high schooler here has the ultimate face plant. >> oh. >> as she gets off, she of this actually took place a year ago but it wasn't till this saturday that the person who shot this video thought i'm going to post this online. >> you okay, honey. >> so the back story she says she's 14 years old and she says she was nervous at the time. and that's why she did the complete face plant. but it's not how you fall down. or twice. she got back up and finished. >> see, i like that story because she perceived. you know? you could have just walked off track at that point. >> she finished the race. >> at least she finished. we have a face-off between batman and superman. no, it's not that new movie. it is this guy on the ukelele.
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playing the theme song to batman. he's really good but he might be beat by this other guy. he's going to swoop in. >> the super man theme. >> you know who's coming? this is the -- >> are those flames. >> flames come out of his bagpipe. he does this on a unicycle. who do you think wins? >> i think it's hands down the ukelele. >> i this i there's something very charming about batman on the ukelele. >> check out these kids. they wanted to do this experiment with a watermelon. so they tied the rubber bands around it and wanted to see if they could get it to explode. i would say they had some success so they kept trying all these -- >> oh. >> rubber bands around it. and success. >> whoa. >> except it knocked out. >> hit him in the face. >> it did, didn't it? >> both of this em. >> that was in the
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this this morning on "world news now." president obama and cuban leader raul castro at a state dinner behind closed doors. what the president told david muir and why dissidents are speaking out as history is made. reaching out. donald trump and political challengers addressing an influential american group concerned about foreign policy as voters in three states go to the polls today. the scare on a busy college campus. first responders taking no chances after an explosion. who got hurt and who's trying to solve this mystery. all the talent on the stage as the new "dancing with the stars" begins fancy moves from our favorite contestant and competitors who could be a big challenge to her. that's in "the skinny" on this tuesday, march 22nd.
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we're already discussing "dancing with the stars." you love ginger but we're biased. >> yeah, yeah, we have a conflict of interest. there was a contestant who is amazing. >> absolutely amazing. >> i mean you would have never had any idea he was deaf. >> beyond concentrating on his six-pack abs. his moves were pretty good. >> he won "america's top model" too. >> absolutely. shall we switch beers? the president in cuba, he has another busy day ahead of him. the homes ended monday in havana as guests of honor at a state dinner hosted by president castro. >> a traditional court dish with rice, traditional cuban music and famous cuban cigars. earlier president obama and castro held a joint news
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conference where they disagreed about human rights in cuba. castro denied any knowledge of political prilsers in in his country and told a reporter to give him a list of those being held. and they would be released. >> a bit of an awkward moment when castro held the president's arm up, it went limp. >> a little limp. >> odd. abc's david muir spoke exclusively with president obama about his cuban visit and politics here at home. >> you have said that you would speak candidly with president castro about the serious differences you have with the cuban government. >> what i indicated to him is we can't force changes on cuba. but what we can do and will continue to do is to stand up for the rights that we consider to be universal. >> with so many americans back home asking this, which is what's the bottom line here on tourism in cuba? >> i think it's going to be happening very soon. we now have an agreement where cruise lines can travel from the united states directly to
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havana. we have now direct u.s. flights to cuba which will make it much easier to travel. >> i wanted to ask you about the political climate back home because it's back in the news again. you're aware that donald trump has predicted riots. if the republican party tries to stop him, if there's a contested convention saying, i think you'd have riots, i'm representing many millions of people. >> this is an issue the republican party is going to have to work through. there's an expectation that our leaders will not trumpet violence or justify it. there's an expectation that those who run for the highest office seek to represent everyone and not just some or appeal to an us verses a them. >> today the president's historic speech to the cuban people and the big baseball game, the take rays are here in havana. david muir, abc news, havana, cuba. the issue of political
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prisoners remains a sensitive one between president obama and cuba's leader. dozens of human rights demonstrators were arrested before the president's arrival in havana. abc's jonathan karl in cuba spoke to some of those protesters. >> reporter: at their extraordinary press conference in havana, president obama and cuban president raul castro sparred over human rights. president castro denied that cuba has any political prisoners whatsoever. but just sunday, 50 demonstrators were arrested, most of them women, as they tried to hold a silent protest just about three miles from this spot. and i met on the outskirts of havana with a group of three cuban dissidents who will all be meeting with president obama. they told me that cuba, the human rights situation here has actually gotten worse. in fact, they showed me a list of 304 people who have been arrested just over the past few days. all around cuba. about 104 of them in the havana area all in advance of the president's trip. they told me they look forward
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to meeting with president obama, a hugely important symbolic meeting because they will take photos of that meeting, they'll want to distribute those photos and say they send a message to other political dissidents in this country that they are not alone. their message, they tell me, to president obama is a simple one -- they want him to keep the pressure on the cuban government. jonathan karl, abc news, havana. in the race for the white house donald trump spent the day in washington mostly speaking about foreign policy. in an address to a pro-israel group, trump tried to roll back concerns about a previous statement he made in which he said he'd try to stay neutral in israeli/palestinian conflict. trump yesterday called himself a true friend of israel and he blasted the nuclear deal made with iran. >> iran is a very big problem and will continue to be. but if i'm not elected president, i know how to deal with trouble. and believe me, that's why i'm going to be elected president,
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folks. >> when ted cruz addressed the group he criticized trump's use of the term "palestine" which cruz said hasn't existed since 1948. john kasich took issue with trump for his neutral comments saying the u.s. cannot be neutral in defending its allies. hillary clinton took shots as well at trump during her speech to that pro-israel group before flying west ahead of today's three nominating contests. at her event in phoenix clinton call for a big turnout in today's arizona primary. there are also democratic caucuses today in idaho and utah. and it was in salt lake city that bernie sanders delivered a substantive foreign policy speech. he said peace in the middle east means security for every israeli and civil rights and economic opportunities for the palestinians. sande erers declined an invitat to address the same pro-israel group his opponents did in washington. and a female employee was seriously injured in an explosion at a college restroom in georgia.
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the food service worker suffered burns and blast injuries. she's expected to survive. officials say it may have been a buildup of methane in a sewer line. georgia gwinnett college that was responsible. firefighters were already on the lawrenceville campus responding to a fire alarm and were about to leave when the explosion occurred. >> there's nothing that leads us to believe it may be suspicious but again, it is currently under investigation. >> i think the language that they used in the text alerts really helped to keep the campus calm. >> no students were injured. the building will be closed today but classes are in session elsewhere. a health warning in the meantime for people who take more than one prescription drug or supplement. a new study finds that one in seven adulls are on medications that can be harmful when taken together. the finding is especially troubling since prescription and nonprescription drug use is on the rise. bottom line, tell your doctor about all drugs, sup problesupps
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and herbal remedies you use. drivers are getting pinched at the pump. the average price for a gallon is just under $2 a gallon, the first time prices have been this high all year. that's up 5 cents from last week and up 17 cents from a month ago. analysts say demand is up and production is down. but prices are far cheaper than they were a year ago. so just days after two starbucks customers filed suit saying the chain routinely shorts its beverages starbucks is offering a new springtime drink. the caramelized honey latte is like the weather this year -- it can be hot or cold. or like a katy perry song. or in a frappuccino. it goes on sale today for a limited time. there are also other seasonal drinks and a new southwest style state cup. we're getting our first look this morning at the world's largest air graph. it is called the air lander. it's part plane, it's part
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airship. it's been fully assembled at a hangar in rural england. just over 300 feet long and holds 1 million cubic feet of helium. >> oh the humanity. it looks really deformed. the hybrid craft is expected to take a test flight over england this summer. >> oh, come on. that is just an offensive photo. >> you took your mind there. as you can imagine, its rather unusual appearance has caused a stir online with the unfortunate resemblance to the human backside. >> i don't know what we can say. >> very kardashian-esque of us. coming up in "the skinny." marla to geraldo to ginger zee, who's your favorite as the new season did begins? the diet challenge playing out on social media. could this woman's weight loss be her fans' biggest gain? and challenges for apple rolling out new products while
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need apple's help to unlock an iphone owned by one of the san bernardino terrorists. >> for its part, apple let off a product unveiling with a promise to stand firm against the government. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: apple's tim cook began with what is perhaps his famous company's biggest product, its image, in the midst of a battle with the u.s. government. >> we need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data, over our privacy. >> reporter: and a bombshell from the government postponing today's hearing, writing the court they may have found a way to crack apple's iphone security without the company's help. it is an uncomfortable position for america's most valuable company which launched its latest new phone, dubbed the iphone se. this is the newest iphone, the se. the first thing you'll notice, it looks like the old iphone 5s. it's a lot smaller. this is my current iphone 6. you can see the difference.
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the new phone is a lot like older iphones in look and feel, but with better cameras, faster speeds and, again, better security. and all those old phones are worth serious cash. a site called flipsy claims to look at all of the offers for your used phone and find the best option. our iphone 6 in decent shape fetched anywhere from $40 to all the way up to $330. but you better do it fast. the price drops as soon as a new phone comes out, so the clock is ticking. neal karlinsky, abc news, cupertino, california. coming up, all the highlights from last night's whirlwind premiere of "dancing with the stars." >> "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ all right. leading us off in "the skinny," yes, get in the mood. the ballroom blitz, "dancing with the stars." >> shall we dance? >> no, spare you that. >> have a conniption. >> kicking off season number 22. >> and the competition looks stiff with some of the highest opening-round scores ever seen. >> yeah, the show kicked off with a big group number but 12 couples to get through, it was time for the fantasy footwork. >> notable performances, marla maples wowing the ballroom with her quick step routine with tony
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dovolani. she's 52 years old. she's a former mrs. trump and actress. she earned an impressive 21 out of 30. >> she was pretty good. right after her, a big splash made by boys 2 men singer wanye morris dancing the cha cha to the group's first hit "motown philly." both the judges and the crowd loved it earning him the highest scores of the evening establishing himself as a dancing force to be reckoned with. >> very good. but not too fast there. abc chief meteorologist ginger zee our own abc contestant took her turn next. boy, did she turn and dip and spin and flip. ginger's jive with val tied her at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 23. judge len goodman called her routine frisky, fast and furious. >> all of that. len wasn't as kind in his critique of mischa barton.
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after taking a year off from the ballroom, he got right back in the swing of things making it awkward while judging her rather stiff tango. >> it's not in my nature to be nasty but that wasn't a dance. that was walking. it was just -- you were just walking. >> well, i can't tell a lie, it is what it is. >> len's brutal honesty rallied the crowd to the side of clearly dejected barton. but it wasn't enough earning her a mee a measly 16 out of 30. >> some tears. if you're waiting for the worst dance of the night, it wasn't mischa barton. it's geraldo rivera. just walking around. they brought in the backup dancers to distract from his moves. all right. so at 72, we have to give him points. he is the oldest competitor by far. okay? i guess he gave it his best shot.
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if he wants to survive, he has to dig a little deeper. >> yeah, he earn ed -- he's actually correct, he's the only puerto rican who can't dance. he earned the lowest score of the night. a very sad 13. an apparently al capone's vault was also missing rhythm. good one, brian. >> because they came out of al capone's vault because i guess geraldo reported there once. >> yes. >> right? >> some old folks would know that. >> elimination in episode 2 next monday night at 8:00 p.m. by geraldo. >> we have one more. can we do this one? this was incredible. this contestant is deaf. he is nyle dimarco. he was incredible. he was also, he won "america's next top model." he didn't look bad either. he dances perfectly to the beat with his partner peta. he tied at the top with ginger
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>> announcer: this is an abc news special report. good morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson at abc news headquarters in new york city. >> and i'm lauren lyster. we're interrupting program with this breaking news coming in literally right now from belgium, brussels where the airport, the international airport there in brussels has been shaken by at least two explosions. reports say one of the blasts took place near the american airlines check-in desk and authorities say there was one dead, at least right now and several wounded. >> smoke can be seen rising from one of the terminals and we have abc's own alex marquardt who is there or on the way there to the airport on the phone. alex, can you tell us

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