Skip to main content

tv   World News Now  ABC  March 28, 2016 2:00am-4:01am EDT

2:00 am
this morning on "world news now," vicious attack. terrorists target christians celebrating easter. the dozens dead and the anger and grief felt worldwide. >> powerful storms, the hail that looked like snow and the snowfall that turned easter into christmas. the extreme conditions on the move today. and new this half hour, angry birds sending fear through a neighborhood. >> the hawks that have become more than a nuisance. they could be endangering people walking outside their homes. who has been attacked and who is taking precautions. >> later on in "the skinny," robert de niro's decision to pull a film from his highly acclaimed film festival. the difficult move and the backlash on this monday, march 28th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone.
2:01 am
we've made it to monday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we're going to begin with the deadly easter suicide attack in pakistan in a park in the city of lahore. it was crowded with christians celebrating the holidays. >> a pakistani faction of the taliban has claimed responsibility. this morning at least 65 people are dead in this attack, many of them we're told children. more than 300 others were injured. schools and businesses in the city are closed today as investigators begin their work. >> we are very, very sad and feeling so upset because it's a day of our worship. as the a day of our believe festival and they have attacked on the innocent people. >> officials have no knowledge of a specific threat against the park before the attack. many of the wounded are in critical condition. so citizens there are being asked to donate blood. now to brussels where the structure of the airport that was damaged in last week's bombing has been declared
2:02 am
stable. the airport isn't expected to reopen before tomorrow at earliest. there have been violent clashes in center the of brussels, anger at those responsible for the attacks boiling over. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: the quiet of easter sunday broken as hundreds of far-right, flag-waving soccer hooligans descended on the memorial site in downtown brussels. >> we're fed up. we're all fed up. it's enough. enough is enough. >> reporter: chanting against isis. a peace rally scheduled for the same time had been cancelled, the police spread too thin. instead, riot police had to deal with the aggressive crowd. this mood that was so somber for the past few days has now been completely shattered. there's a lot more anger and division, these hooligans, as they call themselves, many of them skinheads and masked, saying that the people who have come here in peace simply don't understand. >> everyone that's not belgian, because this is belgium, if you don't want to live like us, go. >> reporter: with sound grenades and water cannon, the hooligans
2:03 am
were pushed back, throwing rocks and bottles, and breaking shop windows. the racially-charged anger, directed at resident muslims in the wake of last week's isis-linked attacks. now, the international manhunt intensifying. the italian authority z arresting a man who they say forged documents for the paris and brussels attackers. in holland, a frenchman arrested for planning an attack. and across belgium, nine were deaned in more than a dozen raids. abc news has also learned that the one brussels attack suspect in custody faycal chef shoe had been detained for trying to recruit refugees for jihad. many questions still remain. who is the attacker in the hat from the airport? and who was the man at the metro station who fled? this weekend, answers for one american family. justin and stephanie shults from kentucky, unaccounted for all week, confirmed dead in the airport attack. president obama called the shultses to offer his condolences.
2:04 am
while back here in belgium the interior minister admitted there were decades of neglect in the fight against extremists. alex marquardt, abc news, brussels. >> quite an ugly scene there in parts of brussels yesterday. back here at home the fight against terror is looming large in the election with startling new comments from donald trump. he says that he doesn't think america is a safe place anymore. he's predicting that the u.s. will have big or bigger problems with terrorism than europe. and ted cruz is taking aim as trump claims to be the only candidate capable of keeping americans safe. >> i said brussels is a hell hole. and then all of a sudden it came out the attack took place in brussels. i understand what's going on around the world, far better than politicians do. >> his lack of ability and readiness to protect this country was evidence. donald tried to find a way 0 change the subject. >> cruz also double-doub downed trump was behind an "national
2:05 am
enquirer" story cruz had extramarital affairs. the democrat in a clean sweep for bernie sanders picking up wins in three states. the race is still heavily in hillary clinton's favor with sanders trailing in the delegate count. he says he's come a long way and not backing down. with more, here's abc's cecile la vega. >> reporter: it was a bernie sanders blowout. and before a crowd of thousands he got to deliver the news himself. >> are you ready for a news alert? we just won the state of washington. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: washington, alaska and hawaii too, double digit landslide victories. >> our campaign has the momentum. you are the momentum. look around you tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton off the campaign trail for the holiday, a campaign aide call diagnose a good day for sanders, but saying the results do little to change the race going forward. the vermont senator's path to
2:06 am
victory steeper than ever. he would need to win 73% of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination. sanders insisting on "this week" he can still win. >> we have come a long, long way. you will have to concede, in the last ten months. we do have a path toward victory. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, new york. former moils governor rod blagojevich could soon learn whether the supreme court will hear an appeal on his conviction. he had five of his 18 convictions thrown out in 2015 of july. blagojevich has asked the court to overturn the remaining ones. he's currently serving a 14-year sentence. >> a deal to raise the minimum wage in california to $15 an hour could be announced as early as today. if approved by the legislature, the wage would gradually increase over next six years. small businesses would be given an extra year to comply. california would become the first state to doesn't the $15 minimum wage.
2:07 am
>> personally, i think it would be great. it's tough as it is out here living in california. it definitely would help me out with student loans and everything, it gets tough. definitely, it would be a lot of -- a big lep. it might help a lot, definitely, yes. $5 an hour is a huge difference. >> we should all be moving to california then. get a pay raise. los angeles and san francisco have already raised the minimum waging to $15 an hour. >> good for them. boat owners near tulsa, oklahoma, have plenty of reasons to be angry this morning because their boats went up in flames at a dock last night. the fire started on board one of the boats before spreading to the dock itself. several other boats, the cause of the fire is under investigation. now some expremium weather. spring storms causing problems across the country. some parts of the central and northern rockies could see up to a foot of know by tomorrow night. with the details, here's rob marciano. >> reporter: an easter weekend blast hitting colorado and the
2:08 am
central plains with up to a foot of snow, causing power outages to thousands of homes and businesses. >> it's the weight of the branches breaking and falling, especially in some of the older parts of town. >> reporter: the storm whipping up winds in kansas where firefighters are battling the largest wildfire in state history. more than 600 square miles in kansas and oklahoma burned. the national guard using black hawk helicopters to make water drops. at least six homes destroyed so far. >> we will rebuild. we are going to get back to what barber county was before this fire. >> reporter: and in florida, hail battering homes and cars, later giving way to heavy rain. this car sinking into a messy mix. that very wet system in florida finally lifting north combining with the severe weather threat out of the method. meanwhile, another system coming into the west with strong winds expected all the way into las vegas. rob marciano, abc news, new
2:09 am
york. so residents along one street north of tampa, florida, say they are living in fear because of hawks. it's the second year in a row that hawks have come to nest on renowned way in the community of spring hill. the residents say the animals are making going outside dangerous by dive bombing them. some of the elderly are taking drastic measures to stay safe. >> one of the gentleman is 88 years old. and he's been hit so hard, he had to go to the hospital, get a tetanus shot. now he wears a pith helmet just to get to his mailbox and back inside his house. >> it seems the birds are going to be around for a while. wildlife officials don't remove the parent hawks till their eggs hatch and their young mature. till then, there's very little that can be done. >> don't separate those babies from their mamas. >> what state was that. >> come on. you're not going to do that. pick on me now. >> was it florida?
2:10 am
>> it's my home state. >> where weird stuff happens. >> speaking of weird stuff happens, cubs center fielder jason hayward is recovering after being stung by a swarm of bees during a game in arizona. hayward kept waiving his glove and tried walking to different parts of the outfield. he even climbed the center field fence trying to get away from these bees. >> the stings didn't seem to impact his game against seattle. he belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. >> yeah. >> wow. >> he says he's not allergic. so it's not a big deal necessarily like he's going to have some crazy reaction. they are annoying and do hurt. >> he did tweet out that he got stung by about 20 times by the bees. >> he did? >> yeah. >> shaking my head pep also pointed out the girl, do you remember "my girl" the movie with macaulay culkin, died from a bee sting. >> but she was allergic, wasn't
2:11 am
she? >> i don't know. >> i don't remember if the allergy was present or not. >> many could he's fine. coming up, superhero action from hugh jackman. and this was no movie. it was at the beach. >> the dog from the battlefield who is a four-legged hero. the award winning canine's military retirement so deserved as he finds a peaceful home. >> first demanding phone calls from people who insist you owe back taxes. the latest taxes as the irs deadline draws after our forecast map and a comeback for my brackets. >> really? >> yes. >> jack. >> how far are you in the pool? >> two. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by woolite darks. ♪ everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel. and no one wants that feeling to fade.
2:12 am
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. introducing new k-y for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. let's get these dbut these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast-max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus. mucinex fast-max. the only branded cold and flu liquid gel that is max-strength and fights mucus. let's end this.
2:13 am
yourbut the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. our bacteria family's been on this alright kiddos!erations. everybody off the backpack, we made it to the ottoman. i like to watch them clean, but they'll never get me on the mattress! finally there's a disinfectant mist designed for sofas, mattresses and more. introducing new lysol max cover. its innovative cap has a 2x wider spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria. max cover is another great way to lysol that. garden party for her birthday. a fabulous so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000.
2:14 am
but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic professionals in their own tanks. (ugh.) ♪ ♪ does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert.
2:15 am
well, you're looking at a brazen smash and grab robbery in cleveland. the thieves drove an suv right through the wall of a grocery store just before dawn yesterday. and when they missed the atm machine, they rapped through the wall again and scooped up the cash. it's not clear how much money they managed to steal now to ta less violent but sinister attempt to steal your money. >> more than 5,000 people have lost $30 million so far and abc's neal karlinksky has the story, including the father rushing to protect his son. >> reporter: with tax day looming, shameless phony irs agents are burning up the phone lines. >> the total balance outstanding on your name is $3,680. did you do this intentionally or was it by mistake? >> i am not aware of this at all. >> reporter: that is the sound of a call scott alexander recorded after his son fell for
2:16 am
a scam to the tune of $500. the fake agent threatening his son with arrest if he didn't pay up. >> go to the walgreens right now, just bring a debit card with you. >> reporter: enraged, scott called back to record the scam and got a similar threat. >> i'm sending the cops to your doorstep right now. >> when they said, hey, we're going to come get you, that's when the it just changed in his mind and he had to comply. >> it seemed like it was in a movie. very unrealistic, but my fear got ahold of me. >> reporter: so we called the fake irs agents for ourselves to give them an audit of our own, but only 24 hours later -- >> please check the number and dial again. >> reporter: they moved on, they changed the number. >> the irs is calling me? is this for real? >> reporter: the irs cautions people in this public service announcement, if someone calls claiming to be them and threatens legal action unless money is paid, just hang up. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> good to know.
2:17 am
coming cup, robert demir row at the center of the vaccine debate. >> plus "baywatch" with hugh jackman. we're not talking about the tv remake. the "skinny" next.
2:18 am
♪ skinny, so skinny >> okay. leading us off is controversy
2:19 am
surrounding robert de niro. >> the actor responding to accusations of censorship after he canceled the premiere of a documentary at his tribeca film festival called "vaxxed" and focused on the widely debunked theory claiming vaccines are to blame for the rise in autism. >> it is directed by the former doctor who lost his license and de niro initially defended the decision to screen the film at tribeca revealing one of his children has autism. >> after mounting pressure the decision was made to cancel the screening. de niro explained in a statement after reviewing the scientific community and the tribeca team, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion i had hoped for. >> in response the film's producer said au "tribeca's actions will not succeed in denying the world access to the truth behind the film." >> so next, it was no day at the beach for hugh jackman. yes, he was literally at the
2:20 am
beach. but there were some tense moments when rough waters, well. >> hello, hugh jackman. >> is that how hugh looks at the beach? >> good morning. >> rough waters overpowered swimmers at bon die beach in the actor's native australia. >> among those in trouble his teenage son oscar, the star helping him get back safely to shore. >> the lifeguards thanked him for his help but apparently no big deal for jackman. >> his represent said they're fine. it looks more dramatic than it was. that's an archive photo right. he can't look like that on any given sunday. >> he looks just that good on any given sunday. >> any given day that ends with "y." >> well, next, easter sunday came a lot more than -- gave a lot more chocolate anderson deck raised eggs this year for ivanka trump. remember that adorable announcement back in september when she shares she's expecting baby number three.
2:21 am
>> well, it's finally here. the model turned businesswoman welcomed her son theodore james cuchener. alongside her husband jerryd. baby theodore joins his big brother and sister 2-year-old joseph and 4-year-old arabella. >> what a gorgeous, gorgeous family. >> a few hours after giving birth, she shared her first boast delivery photo holding her bundle of joy with the caption my heart is it full. no word yet from the grandpa donald. >> he's been tweeting about everything else except the new grandbaby. >> oh, boy. his heart it is full. >> his heart is full. >> okay. finally, miley cyrus just signed on to be the judge on next season of "the voice" but over the weekend, she was speechless. >> she took in sports over the weekend with her sister brandi sitting courtsside at at garden to see the knicks take on the cavs. the star embarrassed on the big screen but had a good time checking out the action.
2:22 am
>> check out lebron james. >> wles you get caught checking out king james and the chick behind you knows it's all happening. hey there, heard the good news? spray 'n wash is back... and even better. it's powerful formula removes everyday stains the first time. which is bad news for stains, and good news for you. spray 'n wash. back 'n better. don't even think about it. cough if you can hear me. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours.
2:23 am
let's end this. your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase omega-3 levels in 30 days. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. the worst thing about toilet they don't stay in the toilet. disinfect your bathroom with lysol bathroom trigger... ...lysol power foamer... ...and lysol toilet bowl cleaner. they kill 99.9% of germs including e. coli. to clean and disinfect in and out of the toilet...
2:24 am
...lysol that. can this much love be cleanedrlin' by a little bit of dawn ultra? oh yeah. one bottle has the grease cleaning power of two bottles of this bargain brand. a drop of dawn and grease is gone. does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? ugh. don't avoid it. resolve it. our new formula not only cleans and freshens but also softens your carpet so it's always inviting. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you.
2:25 am
♪ ♪ that's my dog >> okay, so vocalizing his pride for his pooch and something so many dog lovers do, sharing pics and videos of all the fun. but there are plenty of dogs that do more than just play. >> like rocky, an incredible member of our military wounded in combat. after a long time of work and rehabilitating injuries this dog is finally having his day. here's abc's john donvan.
2:26 am
>> rocky was an online celebrity even before crossing the tarmac for a flight home from germany, the last leg of a rough journey that began back in december in afghanistan when rocky was brought in wounded after he and his handler specialist andrew brown were both caught in an explosion. brown was awarded a purple heart and he gave one to rocky and this had spread all over social media. >> got to have 100% trust in your dog. that's the number one thing. >> in time brown came back to the u.s. to continue his recovery. >> doing good. >> but rocky has been in germany undergoing repeated surgeries to his pelvis and physiotherapy to see how much use of his left rear leg he can get back. 4,000 hours has gone into good-bying rocky a comeback. justified? >> he's an asset as a military working dog who's capable and comfortable and skilled at doing his job. >> reporter: it was hard to say good-bye in germany but here is the hello again at the other end for specialist brown.
2:27 am
>> oh, wow. >> the recognition instantaneous. >> i know it's been awhile. >> this excitement is only way i can describe it. >> reporter: if it's decided rocky will be better off retiring from the army, well, he's got a family ready made and waiting for him. this one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> oh. people don't realize dogs aren't used just in the combat zone or in military locations. but it's also, they're used as therapy dogs, as well. so it really helps soldiers suffering from ptsd to calm them in dealing with anxiety. >> which so many of our guys and women are coming back with. regarding that reunion, brown said it just seemed as if rocky saw him and said, that's my dad. he was so excited. >> so obvious. >> we'll be back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs
2:28 am
2:29 am
2:30 am
good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." hundreds of right wing extremists spent their easter in brussels demonstrating against muslims who they blame for last week's attacks. police eventually used water cannons to disburse them. several demonstrators were arrested. full details ahead. >> two people facing manslaughter charges after a little girl was killed while in a bouncy castle in britain. it was lifted up by a sudden gust of wind causing her death. >> former illinois governor rob blagojevich could soon weather the supreme court will hear an appeal on his conviction of corruption charges. he's currently serving a 14-year sentence. >> a beauty queen from rhode island has been stripped of her most recent title. the reasons?
2:31 am
pageant officials say her college work is getting in the way of her performing her duties. those are some of our top stories on this monday, march 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, everyone. we're going to start this half hour with some ugly scenes that played out over the weekend in the aftermath of the terror attacks in brussels. the peaceful square where last week's victims were being honored, the scene of a loud demonstration by far right extremists. >> they blame muslims for the attack. abc's aaron katersky has the latest. >> the chaos broke out early in brussels when nationalist protests descended on the square where belgians have been pledging solidarity and mourning victims of the attacks. demonstrators tried to change the tone chanting against immigrants and muslims and giving nazi i salutes. police fired water cannons to clear them from the plaza. the protests briefly interrupted
2:32 am
the serenity of easter a respite from what the archbishop called the use less suffering caused by terrorism. pope francis denounced violence he called blind and brutal saying peace would triumph over evil. elsewhere in italy, police arrested a man accused of supplying the brussels attackers with fake documents while belgian police conducted new searches and four people were held for questioning. prosecutors charged this man shot by police last week as a sat at a trolley stop with taking part in terror activities. most of the victims of tuesday's attacks have now been identified. including stephanie and justin shults of kentucky who had been unaccounted for until this weekend. >> it just turned my heart out of my chest. i just miss seeing his beautiful smile. police and soldiers are now a constant presence. the belgians admitted to neglecting security in the past, leaving the country vulnerable
2:33 am
to terrorism. aaron katersky, abc news, brussels. >> and speaking of terrorism, schools and businesses in the city of lahore, pakistan, are closed today following a deadly suicide bomb attack. it happened in a park that was crowded with christians celebrating easter. a pakistani faction of the taliban claimed responsibility. we're told at least 65 people were killed many of them children. more than 300 others injured. many of the critical, many of them are in critical condition this morning. so citizens there being asked to donate blood. two arrests have been made after a 7-year-old girl died while using a bouncy castle at an easter fair near london. the girl died after the castle was lifted up by a gust of wind. she was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital by air ambulance but pronounced dead later. police said a man and a woman from a boupsy castle firm have been arrested on suspicion of man slaughter. >> the race for the white house, the candidates are looking ahead to their next big contest. crisscrossing the battleground
2:34 am
state of wisconsin today as donald trump continues to feud with ted cruz. he's drawing attention with explosive new comments about the safety of americans. we get the latest from abc's devin dwyer. >> reporter: with europe gripped by fear of terror, donald trump says americans should be alarmed. >> i don't think america is a safe place for americans, if you want to know the truth. and let me tell you something, we're going to have problems just as big or bigger than they've got. >> reporter: trump injecting fresh fear into a campaign already dominated by it. claiming he's the only candidate with the foresight to keep americans safe. hellhole, and then all of a sudden it came out the attack took place in brussels. i understand what's going on around the world far better than these politicians do. >> his lack of understanding on foreign policy, his lack of ability and readiness to protect this country was evident, so donald did what he always does. he tried to find a way to change the subject. >> reporter: senator ted cruz doubling down on the charge that trump engaged in a "tabloid smear" allegedly planting a national enquirer
2:35 am
story citing rumors that cruz engaged in multiple marital infidelities, which cruz denies. >> the national enquirer has endorsed donald trump for president. the article quotes roger stone who organized and planned donald trump's presidential campaign. >> reporter: stone told abc news he wasn't the source of the story but is quoted saying the story would hurt cruz with evangelical voters. trump again insists he's not behind it either. >> i had nothing to do with it. the campaign had absolutely nothing to do with it. he's got a problem with the national enquirer. i have no control over the national enquirer. i didn't even know about the story. >> trump and cruz will both campaign this week in wisconsin, a big state up for grabs. 42 delegates, winner take all. if cruz can beat trump in wisconsin and makes a contested republican convention this summer that much more likely. devin device, abc news, washington. and one more political note. donald trump is threatening to sue the republican party in a battle over the way delegates are being awarded in the state of louisiana.
2:36 am
trump won than state by four points but ted cruz could end up with more delegates. trump and cruz were initially awarded 18 delegates apiece. since marco rubio dropped out, there's word his five delegates will likely go to cruz as well as five other delegates that are still up for grabs. >> that's a lot of math. >> yeah. they're all figuring it out though. >> police in tampa are looking for a group of car thieves seen on videotape stealing eight cars. as the tape shows they don't appear to be seasoned criminals. here's abc's lauren lyster. >> a man hunt for a group of suspected teenage thieves in the midst of a brazen and sometimes bunglingburg two of them enter through a window. police say the one in the bottom corner finding a box with the box with all the keys on the lot. several more scurry to match the
2:37 am
stolen keys with the cars. at times running around appearing confused. a previously stolen minivan then used to ram the gate clearing the way out. the get away disorganized. one by one account accused thieves scrambling out of the lot. eight vehicles stolen. the car dealer learning a hard lesson. >> i blame myself a little bit. i've learned what we should do and shouldn't do. one of the major issues is never leave the keys her any longer. >> reporter: with the suspects still on the run, police are warning their crime spree may not be over. lauren lyster, abc news, new york. >> florida story. a deal to raise the minimum wage in california to $15 an hour could be announced as early as today. if approved by the legislature, the wage would gradually increase over the next six years. small businesses would be given an extra year to comply. california would become the first state to adopt this wage level. san francisco and l.a. already have a minimum wage of $15. so i was up all weekend
2:38 am
watching an march madness and kendis was, as well. you should do the highlights. >> yeah. you didn't even see -- who won this game. fill the story, my friend. >> the first game yesterday was cinderella syracuse. >> keep it going. >> against top seed virginia. the cavaliers were on cruise control going out to a 14-point halftime lead. then the orange put the squeeze on. >> and? >>en and put together a stunning comeback. when it was all over, syracuse won it, 68-82. >> -- 62. >> it ain't over till it's over. that's the lesson of that story. >> quote of reena. the final four they face a team that won last night's second game. >> that would be either notre dame or north carolina. the tar heels in control throughout this one. ultimately carolina won it, 14 points, 88-74. tar heels now heading to their first final four since 2009. did you know that? >> i did know that.
2:39 am
and i should point out that noel wore his syracuse jersey. that was the jinx. >> step in the light so we can see. >> he said he did wear the shirt before it was the final score. so he kind of knew. very nice. >> last week he was wearing a stony brook jersey. but the big news, the breaking news is that camera one, my bracket, is number two. >> how is that possible? >> amazing comeback. >> there's clearly something flawed in the system. >> number one though, i don't know who is number one. >> that guy over my shoulder right there. >> i can't figure it out. >> this is the number one bracket right here in my hand. >> jack, what's your pick? you've given cuss your pick. >> go heels, baby, all the way. sorry, noely. >> we'll let you know. to be continued. coming up, the easter eg hunts far and wide. a holiday tradition to remember.
2:40 am
>> it's a good piece. also ahead, the airline pilot in trouble just before a flight taken into custody. who sounded the alarm just in time, and later. >> the giz wiz. stuff from the international housewares show. i allot of star wars stuff. and a scary cookie jar. you're watching "world news now." quiet! >> the items that will revolutionize your worldcoming up. that's after a look at our forecast map. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol. the worst thing about toilet germs? they don't stay in the toilet. disinfect your bathroom with lysol bathroom trigger... ...lysol power foamer... ...and lysol toilet bowl cleaner. they kill 99.9% of germs including e. coli.
2:41 am
to clean and disinfect in and out of the toilet... ...lysol that. hey spray 'n wash is back...ews? and even better. it's powerful formula removes everyday stains the first time. which is bad news for stains, and good news for you. spray 'n wash. back 'n better. protect your clothes fromout in tstretching, fading, and fuzz.. ...with downy fabric conditioner... it helps protect clothes from the damage of the wash. so your favorite clothes stay your favorite clothes. downy fabric conditioner. wash in the wow. don't even think about it. cough if you can hear me. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike?
2:42 am
it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours. let's end this. your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase omega-3 levels in 30 days. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. (sound♪ of music ♪histling) introducing new k-y touch gel crème. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified.
2:43 am
a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. garden party for her birthday. a fabulous so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic professionals in their own tanks. a pipe bomb exploded in a southern california neighborhood scaring people on easter sunday. it caused minor damage to and heim business and several homes were briefly can haved. two pipe bombs exploded in anaheim late last year. it's not clear if the incidents are related.
2:44 am
astronauts aboard the space station got a much needed delivery off supplies. the ship brought 8,000 pounds of grocery, equipment and research. it's the first of three shipments coming in quick succession. a russian cargo ship will lift off thursday followed by a spacex supply run early next month. investigators have a quick -- are thanking a quick thinking airport agent for speaking up about a suspicious american airlines co-pilot. >> that co-pilot was pulled from his plane moments before takeoff busted for allegedly drinking before a detroit to philadelphia flight. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: an american airlines co-pilot arrested accused of failing two breathalyzer tests moments before the plane he was at the controls of was scheduled for takeoff. >> i was getting a little nervous and i guess there was a good reason why now. >> i was speechless that something like that could happen. >> reporter: passengers on board many of them spring breakers heading for the caribbean at first told there was a problem
2:45 am
with a cockpit seat. one of them finally spotting this scene and snapping a picture of a man in handcuffs believed to be the co-pilot. >> first i saw just a police car. and i thought wow, that's odd. about five minutes later, i saw them handcuffing him. >> reporter: the tsa saying one of its agents smelled alcohol as the pilot pass the through security and notified police. >> this is a drunk pilot. he could have taken the lives of hundreds of people. >> reporter: officials have not revealed his blood alcohol level. >> if you show up with anything in your drug whether drugs or alcohol, your chances of being caught are extremely high. >> reporter: american airlines saying it is helping investigators writing in a statement the safety and care of our customers and employees is our highest priority. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. an american issue add apology to the passengers whose travel plans got disare upped. >> eight hours the faa says you've got to be without any alcohol in your system for pilots. >> very important. >> coming up life changing damage es for your home.
2:46 am
>> this is huge. this change everything you know about life. >> announcer: "world ws
2:47 am
hart to believe but not all of today's tech innovations are things you can use on your phone. there are plenty of gadgets you can enjoy around the house. when i say damage yet, that means one thing. the giz wiz is here, dick
2:48 am
debartolo with an exclusive collection of items that will revelize your world, change your world as you normally bring. >> they'll be a lot of fun from the international home and housewares show. a ton of "star wars" stuff. this is darth vader cookie jar. so this really scare your kids when they go to get a cookie. >> ah. >> interesting. >> it has a similar effect of. >> actually the sound bites are from the movie. these are the original sounds. r2d2 cookie jar, he's a lot more friendly. >> okay. >> so he makes those sounds and has leds all the way around lim. >> this is geared for adults, right? >> it's funny you said because on the back this says this is not a toy. this is not a children's product. >> good to know. >> this is the r2d2 corn popper,
2:49 am
the dome flips open. and that's how much corn concern he wills you put in it. then flip it on down and turn it on. it's a hot air corn popper. >> great. >> why don't we have popcorn in that? >> why don't we? because we have something else that i cooked for you. >> okaying. > swars" salt and pepper shake areases. they're under 20 bucks. you know, there is smartphones, smart cars. i bet you don't know about the world's first smart can and here is some info about it. >> say hello to bruno. the world's first send me an alert so i'll never miss trash pickup again. remind me when i'm low on trash bags, wi-fi connected, noug you see it, now you don't. smart kitchen trash can. >> that's kind of neat.
2:50 am
>> it's neat. so you sweep up to the garbage can. it senses motion and there's a little light that senses your there. turns on the vacuum. it suks the rubbish in up the back of the thing into the bag. >> all right. you bring us stuff that will revelize our world into if you want the wi-fi version it pinks you when you're rubbing out of bags or time 0 clean the bin. >> if you like cappuccino, espresso and latte, a hand some young man will tell you about. >> adjust out march 2016, programmable cup sizes. cup warming tray on top. we have a removable water tank. accessories for the machine store under the cover. illuminated icons, a button for tea. there's automatic shutoff after 30 minutes. and there is the frothing wand for latte and cappuccinos.
2:51 am
best news, under $200. that's like the price of like 30 or 40 coffee shop drinks. comresso ultimate pro. >> it's amazing. under 200 bucks. finally from hamilton beach, the spiralizer. this is a little guy comes with three blades. so you can make like ribbon potatoes, curly fries. as a matter of fact, i used this earlier in the green room, i made all these. >> you made all that? >> yeah. sandy's very disappointing when he this he did the control room over, they took out the deep fryer. >> no wonder knowle is suffering from food poisoning right now. >> you really did cook some stuff for us? >> no, are you kid? in the green room, it would be gone. >> and all right, dick. thank you so much. it was a pleasure. for more information, head to dick's website eight giz wiz.biz. you're watching "world news now."
2:52 am
>> important message for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your rate can never increase for any reason. if you did not receive your information, call this number now. your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. stand by to learn more. >> i'm alex trebek, here to tell you about a popular life insurance plan with a rate lock that locks in your rate for life so it can never increase. did you get your free information kit? if not, please call this number now. this affordable plan through the colonial penn program has coverage options for just $9.95 a month. your rate is locked in and can never go up.
2:53 am
and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. see how much coverage you can get for just $9.95 a month. call now for your free information kit. ♪ hey there, heard the good news? spray 'n wash is back... and even better. it's powerful formula removes everyday stains the first time. which is bad news for stains, and good news for you. spray 'n wash. back 'n better.
2:54 am
(sound♪ of music ♪histling) introducing new k-y touch gel crème. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch.
2:55 am
>> you know, i bet with that dress, nine out of ten men would let you get away with anything. >> but you're the tenth. >> i'm guess diagnose i'm the first. see through that babe in the woods act. you don't know the me. but i've known a few women like you. >> i don't think you've ever known a woman like me. >> is it over yet? even that clip. well, all right. let's talk about it. wonder woman perhaps swooping in to save the day, batman versus superman. proving terrible reviews don't matter that much when it comes to hero flying around in canes. a massive $170 million at the box office. >> "zootopia" coming in a distant second with $23 million. and my big fat greek wedding 2"
2:56 am
danced to the tune of $18 million in its opening weekend. >> another thing that americans did a lot of this weekend, besides going to church, of course, was hunt for easter eggs. >> we did at our house. and yesterday at easter, the tradition saw a new twist with everyone being able to participate. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: how rolls your easter egg? well, here the question was how beeps your egg? because at this easter egg hunt staged in florida the eggs did indeed beep which was how these kids who cannot see were not left out of the day. >> did you hear that one? nice. >> reporter: not with the easter bunny passing through. >> if one child had a joyful day, it's a good day. >> reporter: another way the egg rolled, bluetooth chips and a hunt by smartphone. this was, where else? california. prize for finding the golden egg a thousand bucks. >> wow! >> reporter: meanwhile in cincinnati, no prize except the pleasure of the hunt itself. though someone tried to get the gorillas at the zoo in on the action which they were into,
2:57 am
sort of. but if you want a crowd for an easter egg hunt, try dropping the treasure from the sky and then letting loose hundreds of kids. plastic eggs, chocolate inside, here's what that looks like on this day when we like our eggs more whole and roundish than scrambled, fried, or sunny side up. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> our producer scott said good thing they weren't real eggs being dropped. >> that could be one big omelet. >> did you have a good easter? >> i saw the cherry blossoms in deferring c. i was home. and you went for a run along the tidal basin. >> did you find any eggs in the tidal basin? >> no, but i did get some numbers. another story. remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. hi, anne. how are you doing?
2:58 am
hi, evelyn. i know it's been a difficult time since your mom passed away. yeah. i miss her a lot, but i'm okay. wow. that was fast. this is the check i've been waiting for. mom had a guaranteed acceptance life insurance policy through the colonial penn program, and this will really help with the cost of her final expenses. they have been so helpful and supportive during this time. maybeshould give them a call. i really could use some more life insurance. is it affordable? it costs less than 35 cents a day-- that's pretty affordable, huh? less than 35 cents a day? that's less than the cost of a postage stamp. so, you said it was guaranteed acceptance? yes. it's permanent coverage with guaranteed acceptance for people ages 50 to 85. there's no medical exam or health questions. you can't be turned down because of your health. it fit right into mom's budget and gave her added peace of mind. you should give them a call i definitely could use more coverage. i think i will give them a call.
2:59 am
man: are you between the ages of 50 and 85? or know someone who is? do you think that quality insurance at an affordable rate is out of your reach? for less than 35 cents a day, you can get guaranteed acceptance life insurance through the colonial penn program. you cannot be turned down because of your health. there are no health questions or medical exam. your rate will never go up and your benefit will never go down due to age-- guaranteed! these days, the average cost of a funeral is over $7300, and social security pays a death benefit of just $255. don't leave a burden for yoloved ones. since 1994, over 6 million people have called about this quality insurance. there's no risk or obligation. call about the colonial penn program now. you'll be glad you did.
3:00 am
this morning on "world news now," confronting terrorism. >> from the deadly attack on christians in pakistan to a violent unrest in belgium after last week's bombings. the outcry, arrests and the demands for peace. political fight. the war of words between donald trump and his closest competitor, ted cruz, takes an even nastier tone. what's at stake for all the candidates before the next primary? >> in a flash, family homes blown up in an instant. one house explodes just a week after the owner moves in. the warning signs and the brushes with death. and later, american pride. fighting homelessness among military veterans. one service member at a time. the challenges and the successes on this monday, march 28th. >> announcer: from abc news,
3:01 am
this is "world news now." good morning, everyone, on this monday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> we're going to start this half hour on the other side of the world with the worldwide scourge of terrorism. new developments from pakistan all the way to eastern europe. >> there's a new claim of responsibility that shattered an easter celebration. new arrests after last week's brussels attacks. abc's richard cantu with the details. >> reporter: an easter sunday of the holy and hateful. as pope francis preached a sermon against terrorism, a taliban faction claimed responsibility for setting off a bomb in pakistan among christians as they celebrated the most joyous day in their religion. more than 60 people were killed and hundreds wounded. and this was an easter sunday for the families from justin and stephanie shults, the young american couple killed in the brussels bombings to test their faith. >> stephanie had a very strong
3:02 am
belief in god and stephanie's in heaven. >> reporter: in brussels, police in riot gear used sound grenades and water cannon to break up a protest by nationalists who converged on a memorial dedicated to victims. >> everyone is not belgian, if you don't want to live like us, go. >> reporter: as the manhunt continues, italian authors breasted a man they say forged documents for the paris and brussels terrorists. in holland, a french man arrested for planning an attack. and across belgium, nine detained in more than a dozen raids. who was the attacker in the hat at the airport still a mystery and who is the man at the train station who fled. signs of the times across europe. troops with automatic weapons outside the cathedral in paris and st. peter's square, images for a fast changing world. richard cantu, abc news, new york. to syria where the ancient city of palmyra is back in government hands.
3:03 am
syrian troops recaptured the city on sunday scoring an important victory over isis. it was once known for its 2,000-year-old ruins. but islamic fighters destroyed many of those. the syrian troops were backed by militias from lebanon and russian air power. >> two arrests made in britain after a 7-year-old girl died while use a bouncy castle at an easter fair. the girl died after it was swept away by a gust of wind. the man and woman who owned the castle are facing charges. a spokesman blamed the tragedy on a freak accident. >> it's terrible. all our thoughts are with the family of that little girl. everyone in the fairground industry is shattered by this >> he said if the winds had been consistently gusty, the castle and other inflatables would have been closed. how about some presidential politics now. donald trump threatening to sue the republican party in a battle over the way delegates are being
3:04 am
awarded trump beat ted cruz in the louisiana primary but four points but crews could end up with more delegates. trump and cruz were initially awarded 1 each. since marco rubio dropped out, there's word his five delegates will likely go to cruz as well as five other delegates still up for grabs. trump and cruz are in a bitter fight over a tabloid report that cruz has labeled as garbage. bernie sanders is celebrating a western sweep racking up three more victories over the weekend. it's your voice, your voice. abc's devin dwyer is covering both sides. >> the presidential candidates battling it out on tv. >> always the press likes to make me the bad guy. he's the one that started it. >> this story is garbage. it is tabloid smear. and it came from donald trump and his henchmen. >> reporter: ted cruz and donald trump trading accusations over a "national enquirer" story which claims political operatives are looking flow rumors cruz had
3:05 am
multiple marital infidelities. >> i had nothing to do with the "inquirer" and neither did the campaign. >> trump says his wife was a victim first when they posted an ad with trump's wife melania in the nude. >> he's been hiding in trump tower but eight at night he sends tweets attacking my wife. >> reporter: should this kind of thing be off limits? do you condemn this story? >> i don't care. >> reporter: john kasich disagrees saying he may not back trump if he's the nominee. >> families have to be off-limits. i don't want to prj he's the nominee. if he have, i'll review it every day. >> reporter: meanwhile, bernie sanders is backing in his blowout victories in three western caucuses. >> we won three landslides last night. we won six out of seven contests in the last 11 days. we've cut secretary clinton's lead by a third. >> reporter: sanders keeping the pressure on hillary clinton. it's still a long shot campaign.
3:06 am
he says he'sable momentum to win. >> i will not deny for one second that we still remain the underdogs. >> reporter: the next big showdown is in wisconsin. devin dwyer, abc news, washington. a manhunt is under way in detroit after a 3-year-old girl was killed during a home invasion. according to police, the suspect kicked in the door, went inside and started shooting. two adults were seriously injured. the child was shot to death. neighbors suspect drugs were being sold in the house. a chicago teen who appeared in an anti-gun violence video is recovering after being shot. police say 13-year-old zareel trotter known for his award winning youtube video was not the intended target. he was shot in the lower back whether he an argument erupted down the street from him. the principal of his school remembers him as an active and happy student. >> every morning he always has a big smile on his face. ready for the day. >> police say two groups were you arguing when the shots were fired. no one is in custody this
3:07 am
morning. wildlife officials in delaware and maryland have a mystery on their hands. why are so many bald eagles dying? nearly 20 eagles have been found in these two states. investigators say the birds did not die from natural causes but they're not pinpointing a reason for the deaths either. a popular theory is poison meant to kill rats and other pets could be responsible. >> a beauty queen lost her crown for a rather curious region. ania garcia was miss rhode island in last year's miss usa pageant. recently she won another title called miss grand international. the 21-year-old has been stripped of that title because the organization says her college studies are getting in the way of her performing her duties. garcia attends roger williams university and has a double major in legal studies and philosophy. the organization says her school work has made it difficult to schedule her events. but an official also calls her demanding and disrespectful.
3:08 am
>> okay. always get your education. reports say that microsoft may be in talks to buy yahoo!. it could be the exactly attempt to buy yahoo!. the struggling internet company. an effort by steve bal mer failed in 2008. microsoft already helps power the search and advertising systems. yahoo! is reportedly seeking $10 billion for its core businesses. >> easter holiday, the latest average price for a gallon of gas nationwide is now $2.04 a gallon. that is up you 20 cents in the last month. and up a nickel a gallon in the past week. prices are up along with the cost of crude oil and demand is also increasing because of spring break travel. >> okay. i was surprised when i paid for gas on friday. seemed a little bit more. >> i'm surprised that you were actually driving yourself. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> and jeeps your car driver
3:09 am
didn't. >> please. goodness. well, the obamas host their last easter egg roll today at the white house. suffice to say it will be nothing like an easter event in new york. >> yes, participants, had kraeded their best headgear. look at that. >> all to take part in the annual easter parade. look at that. >> it took place along manhattan's fifth avenue. the event has been held since the 1880s. >> it stretches the definition of parade. it seems like the people are hanging out wearing strange hats. time to think about new year's hats. >> going nowhere. i did see them walking around at neighborhood in midtown. i was trying to figure out you what was going on. >> you should go next year. >> looks like your kind of event. >> jack was right. >> you're into hats, right? >> yes, then some. >> you like your fashion. >> did you have a nice easter? >> i did. we did a big brink. kids did an easter egg hunt.
3:10 am
but i realize they like the candy and enjoy it. a girlfriend said her father puts $1 bills in the eggs. so i can't wait till they get to that age where they want the $1 bills. >> i never got any of that as a kid. that's a great idea. coming up, the unusual diet habits of rescued kangaroo. getting worldwide attention. wait till you quhaer what's on the menu. >> almost ahead it, bulldozers tear down the wrong house and the crews are playing a blame game. >> and gone in a flash. houses leveled in an instant. the brushes with death and the warning signs you need to pay attention to to avoid becoming the next victim. don't forget toe check us out on facebook, w nnnfans.com d twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." (ugh.) ♪
3:11 am
does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert. yourbut the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. let's get these dbut these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast-max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus. mucinex fast-max. the only branded cold and flu liquid gel that is max-strength and fights mucus. let's end this.
3:12 am
our bacteria family's been on this alright kiddos!erations. everybody off the backpack, we made it to the ottoman. i like to watch them clean, but they'll never get me on the mattress! finally there's a disinfectant mist designed for sofas, mattresses and more. introducing new lysol max cover. its innovative cap has a 2x wider spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria. max cover is another great way to lysol that.
3:13 am
(sound♪ of music ♪histling) introducing new k-y touch gel crème. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch.
3:14 am
whoops. a demolition company in texas is blaming google maps for its mistake in bull dozing the wrong house. the tornado damaged duplex was one block over from the house that was supposed to be torn down. the owner of the wrongly demolished house said at first the company wouldn't return her calls. after the story appeared on facebook, the company finally enapologized. >> your heart sinks first. and just because we felt so bad for lindsay and mr. cutter that we had made this mistake. we're going to make it right. we're definitely going to do right by both homeowners. >> and by do right, he means they'll demolish the other one, as well so they're both even now. >> that's funny. oh, my gosh.
3:15 am
>> the insurance companies are now trying to sort out this pless. >> google maps, really? that's how you decide? >> that's how you decide what -- everybody knows we're all using waze now. who uses google maps. >> a debate over my household over google maps vz waz sflooe i'm a big fan of waze. >> a hidden gas leak is all it takes to reduce a home to rubble. >> one homeowner in ohio was all set to move in, when the house suddenly exploded just days after clearing inspection. lauren lyster has the story. >> reporter: a home engulfed in flames. firefighters racing in after a suspected gas leak causes it to explode. the house now a heap of debris just one week after the homeowner bought it. >> out buildings behind it have significant damage, stay away from it. >> reporter: residents in the columbus neighborhood rattled. >> we were in the basement and it was just like a loud boom. >> reporter: fire investigators saying the natural gas leak fueled a furnace fire. and in michigan --
3:16 am
>> callers saying the house next door to them just exploded. >> reporter: a family inside when this house exploded, blowing some of them out into the yard. five children taken away by first responders. the family dog leading authorities to one lost in the rubble. all of them still in the hospital. >> i had no idea until i got out here and seen the mess that's here, you know, that it's bad. >> reporter: now officials blaming a suspected propane leak. >> he had told me there was the smell of gas last night but supposedly he thought they had it taken care of. >> reporter: which is why experts warn to get of the building if you smell gas. but don't do anything that could cause a spark. that includes using your cell phone, flipping light switches, even using a garage door opener. . >> i didn't know na about the garage door opener. that's interesting. >> i didn't either. so much to think about. >> a good reminder to check your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors, as well.
3:17 am
>> coming up in our next half hour, threatening phone calls demanding tax payments. we're going to tell you what to look out for. >> first, findings homes for soldiers. how one veteran went from sleeping in the woods to having a place of his own. and the people working to end homelessness for those who have given so much to our country. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer wo
3:18 am
. ♪ the numbers they really are astonishing. some 47,000 plus american military veterans are spending this morning on the streets. >> as the obama administration advocacy groups push hard to get homeless vets back on their feet, jonathan karl has a story of one veteran who is winning
3:19 am
this battle. >> tony, what's going on. >> reporter: for tony jones, life keeps getting better. >> you're looking good. >> reporter: it was three months ago when we first met up with tony, a veteran of the indirect fire infantry. he had been living on the streets of washington, d.c. for years. >> did you ever think you'd end up like this homeless living out in a tent? >> not in a million years. >> the light switch is right here. >> reporter: that was his last day of living in a makeshift tent. >> please come in my casa. >> reporter: before the day was over, he moved into an apartment paid for by a veterans administration voucher. >> i feel like james brown. i feel good. >> reporter: this looks a little different than the last time i was hanging out with you. >> i'm living large now. i'm living large. >> reporter: with some help from friends and miriam's kitchen the organization that helped him get this apartment, he has been able to furnish it, stock his kitchen. >> a bunch of different seasonings.
3:20 am
>> look at the spice racks going. >> reporter: get hearing aids for the loss he suffered in the army. >> man, that's a whole new world, man. these things are great. >> reporter: reconnect with family. >> you saw your brother? >> yeah, i saw my brother. i saw my oldest brother and i've been talking to my other brothers, too. i even spoke to my sisters. >> reporter: and he's gotten steady work as a bicycle courier for a local law firm. >> he's a hard worker. we didn't know he was homeless. he would never let you know. proud man. always there. give him a call, he runs right over. works. doing what he can to keep himself going. >> reporter: local homeless activists make a weekly trip to the offices of the d.c. government where they withdraw little green men from a large bucket. each toy soldier representing one homeless veteran living on streets of washington, d.c. 94 and 95. >> reporter: in this week they counted out 95 more that have been placed in permanent housing since we met tony last december.
3:21 am
>> you set a very audacious goal to, end homelessness for veterans in washington. >> in the past 21/2 years, we've haased 1500 veterans in washington, d.c. and expect weekend homelessness by the end of this year. >> reporter: back at tony's place, surrounded by friends, his smile relays the pride that comes from having a home. up on the hill, man, love it. >> on top of the world. >> reporter: absolutely. >> yeah. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> he really does make a difference for them. about 23% i'd say of the homeless population made up of veterans so it's a really large number. >> 6% served three or more years. that's a lot of time and then to come back and not have a place of their own. >> they served for three years overseas and then come back. >> three or more years. >> a whole new battle once they get back here. >> yeah, very true.
3:22 am
>> coming up, "the mix" a national movement to cheer up a grandpa. get a cold. you can't breathe through your nose. suddenly, you're a mouthbreather. a mouthbreather! how can anyone sleep like that? well, just put on a breathe right strip and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone. so you can breathe and sleep. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers. breathe right hey spray 'n wash is back...ews? and even better. it's powerful formula removes everyday stains the first time. which is bad news for stains, and good news for you. spray 'n wash. back 'n better. they carry your fans' passions, shouhopes, and dreamscarry pads. and maybe, a chance at greatness... because shoulders were made for greatness. not dandruff
3:23 am
>> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful. many policies you see do not have one, but you can get a lifetime rate lock through the colonial penn program. call this number to learn more. this plan was designed with a rate lock for people on a fixed income who want affordable life insurance that's simple to get. coverage options for just $9.95 a month, less than 35 cents a day. act now and your rate will be locked in for life. it will never increase. your coverage can never be cancelled as long as you pay your premiums,
3:24 am
and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. you cannot be turned down because of your health. call for your information kit and gift. both are free, with no obligation. don't wait, call this number now. ♪ because i'm a woman... do you think i'm gonna crack under pressure or conquer the field? defy expectations any day with always infinity. made with flexfoam. absorbs 10x its weight.
3:25 am
rewrite the rules. always. okay. now it's time for "the mix." it's amazing what trends on twitter. >> uh-huh. >> sad papa was trending on twitter. a poor old grandpa invited six grandkids to a cookout. only one could attend. this picture was sent out of the sad grandpa. he was really down. his granddaughter kelsey tweeted that out. it got hundreds of thousands of retweets with the #sad papa. all these people got together across the country and decided to throw him a barbecue. sad papa is not so sad anymore. he had $2 burgers. you can buy his t-shirt. he said, it said i ate aburger with sad papa. >> didny of the grandkids show up. >> it doesn't matter. papa is pretty happy with the turpout. >> look at him. he's smiling. good for papa.
3:26 am
imagine the excitement and the frustration of this young woman in detroit who knew that her new song, new single first tile single would be playing on the radio. so she was trying to record the moment. she was wading through the commercials, waiting through the endless radio the clatter. we know how boring radio can be anticipating and then finally several minutes later, the moment comes. >> that's the ep from jami orr. that's jaymieorr. let's listen to this song called "love is a war." on 109 wdet. ♪ i don't want to let this go don't know the if i still love you ♪ >> oh, it's so touching. so real. you can see it. >> it's an emotional roller coaster there right there captured on camera for her. her first single playing for the first time "love is a war." very excited and good for her. >> good song too.
3:27 am
kangaroo, a little kangaroo down in queensland. you won't believe the snack he likes to eat. take a look at this one. toilet paper and shorts. >> you're not supposed to be eating the toilet paper. >> this is not used. >> that's a good point. this is matilda from the australian bat clinic and wildlife trauma center. the caretaker says that's her favorite snack. >> all right. feed that kangaroo. let's talk about feeding something. this is competitive eater matt stony who decided he was going to try to break a record and eat 200 marshmallow peoples. >> wow? >> in one sitting. >> good idea. >> it sounds like a great idea. some 5600 calories. a whole lot of sugar. many times he seems as if he wasn't going to do and finally he does it. >> are you going to try and beat it? we know kendis does not eat sugar on the show. how many can you fit in your mouth? >> i'm going to just put one in my
3:28 am
3:29 am
3:30 am
this this morning on "world news now," vicious attack. terrorists target christians celebrating easter. the dozens dead and the anger and grief felt worldwide. >> powerful storms, the hail that looked like snow and the snowfall that turned easter into christmas. the extreme conditions on the move today. and new this half hour, angry birds sending fear through a neighborhood. >> the hawks that have become more than a nuisance. they could be endangering people walking outside their homes. who has been attacked and who is taking precautions. >> later on in "the skinny," robert de niro's decision to pill a controversial movie from his highly claimed film fes civil. the difficult move and the backlash on this monday, march 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we've made it to monday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan.
3:31 am
we're going to begin this half hour with the deadly easter suicide attack in pakistan. it happened in a park in the city of lahore. it was crowded with christians celebrating the holidays. >> a pakistani faction of the taliban has claimed responsibility. this morning at least 65 people are dead in this attack, many of them we're told children. more than 300 others were injured. schools and businesses in the city are closed today as investigators begin their work. >> we are very, very sad and feeling so upset because it's the day of our worship. it's the day of our belief and festival and they have attacked the innocent people. >> officials have no knowledge of a specific threat against the park before the attack. many of the wounded are in critical condition. so citizens there are being asked to donate blood. now to brussels where the structure of the airport that was heavily damaged in last
3:32 am
week's bombing has been declared stable. the airport isn't expected to reopen before tomorrow at the earliest. there have been violent clashes in the center of brussels, anger at those responsible for the attacks boiling over. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: the quiet of easter sunday broken as hundreds of far-right, flag-waving soccer hooligans descended on the memorial site in downtown brussels. >> we're fed up. we're all fed up. it's enough. enough is enough. >> reporter: chanting against isis. a peace rally scheduled for the same time had been cancelled, the police spread too thin. instead, riot police had to deal with the aggressive crowd. this mood that was so somber for the past few days has now been completely shattered. there's a lot more anger and division, these hooligans, as they call themselves, many of them skinheads and masked, saying that the people who have come here in peace simply don't understand. >> everyone that's not belgian, because this is belgium, if you don't want to live like us, go. >> reporter: with sound grenades and water cannon, the hooligans
3:33 am
were pushed back, throwing rocks and bottles, and breaking shop windows. the racially-charged anger directed at resident muslims in the wake of last week's isis-linked attacks. now, the international manhunt intensifying. the italian authorities arresting a man who they say forged documents for the paris and brussels attackers. in holland, a frenchman arrested for planning an attack. and across belgium, nine were detained in more than a dozen raids. abc news has also learned that the one brussels attack suspect in custody faycal cheffou had been detained for trying to recruit refugees for jihad. many questions still remain. who is the attacker in the hat from the airport? and who was the man at the metro station who fled? this weekend, answers for one american family. justin and stephanie shults from kentucky, unaccounted for all week, confirmed dead in the airport attack. president obama called the shultses to offer his condolences.
3:34 am
while back here in belgium the interior minister admitted there were decades of neglect in the fight against extremists. alex marquardt, abc news, brussels. >> quite an ugly scene there in parts of brussels yesterday. back here at home, the fight against terror is looming large in the presidential election with startling new comments from donald trump. he says that he doesn't think america is a safe place anymore. he's predicting that the u.s. will have big or bigger problems with terrorism than europe. and ted cruz is taking aim as trump claims to be the only candidate capable of keeping americans safe. >> i said brussels is a hell hole. and then all of a sudden it came out the attack took place in brussels. i understand what's going on around the world, far better than these politician dozen >> his lack of ability and readiness to protect this country was evident so donald did what he always did. he tried to find a way to change the subject. >> cruz also double downed on miss claim that trump was behind
3:35 am
a "national enquirer" story claiming cruz had extramarital affairs but trump insists he had nothing to do with it. >> the democrats in a clean sweep for bernie sanders picking up wins in three states. the race is still heavily in hillary clinton's favor with sanders trailing in the delegate count. he says he's come a long way and is not backing down. with more, here's abc's cecile la vega. >> reporter: it was a bernie sanders blowout. and before a crowd of thousands he got to deliver the news himself. >> are you ready for a news alert? we just won the state of washington. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: washington, alaska, and hawaii too, double digit landslide victories. >> our campaign has the momentum. you are the momentum. look around you tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton off the campaign trail for the holiday, a campaign aide calling it a good day for sanders but saying the results do little to change the race going forward.
3:36 am
the vermont senator's path to victory steeper than ever. he would need to win 73% of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination. sanders insisting on "this week" he can still win. >> we have come a long, long way. you will have to concede, in the last ten months. we do have a path toward victory. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, new york. former illinois governor rod blagojevich could soon learn whether the supreme court will hear an appeal of his conviction on corruption charges. the democrat had five of his 18 convictions thrown out in 2015 of july. blagojevich has asked the court to overturn the remaining ones. he's currently serving a 14-year sentence. >> a deal to raise the minimum wage in california to $15 an hour could be announced as early as today. if approved by the legislature, the wage would gradually increase over the next six years. small businesses would be given an extra year to comply. california would become the first state to the adopt the $15 minimum wage.
3:37 am
>> personally, i think it would be great. it's tough as it is out here living in california. it definitely would help me out with my student loans and everything, it gets tough. so i mean, definitely, it would be a big help. >> it might help a lot, definitely, yes. $5 an hour is a huge difference. >> we should all be moving to california then. get a pay raise. los angeles and san francisco have already raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour. >> good for them. >> some boat owners near tulsa have, oklahoma, have plenty of reasons to be angry this morning. that's because their boats went up in flames at a dock last night. the fire started on board one of the boats before spreading to the dock itself. several other boats -- the cause of the fire is under investigation. now some extreme weather. spring storms causing problems across the country. some parts of the central and northern rockies could see up to a foot of know by tomorrow night. with the details, here's abc's rob marciano. >> reporter: an easter weekend blast hitting colorado and the
3:38 am
central plains with up to a foot of snow, causing power outages to thousands of homes and businesses. >> it's the weight of the branches breaking and falling, especially in some of the older parts of town. >> reporter: the storm whipping up winds in kansas where firefighters are battling the largest wildfire in state history. more than 600 square miles in kansas and oklahoma burned. the national guard using black hawk helicopters to make water drops. at least six homes destroyed so far. >> we will rebuild. we are going to get back to what barber county was before this fire. >> reporter: and in florida, hail battering homes and cars, later giving way to heavy rain. this car sinking into a messy mix. that very wet system in florida finally lifting north combining with the severe weather threat out of the midwest for a messy day on monday across the northeast. meanwhile, another system coming into the west with some strong winds expected all the way into las vegas. rob marciano, abc news, new york.
3:39 am
so residents along one street north of tampa, florida, say they are living in fear because of hawks. it's the second year in a row that hawks have come to nest on renown way in the community of spring hill. the residents say the animals are making going outside dangerous by dive bombing them. some of the elderly are taking drastic measures to stay safe. >> one of the gentleman is 88 years old. and he's been hit so hard, he had to go to the hospital, get a tetanus shot. now he wears a pith helmet just to get to his mailbox and back inside his house. >> it seems the birds are going to be around for a while. wildlife officials don't remove the protective parent hawks until their eggs hatch and their young mature. until then, there's very little that can be done. >> don't separate those babies from their mamas. >> where was that? what state was that? >> come on. you're not going to do this. pick on me now. >> was it florida?
3:40 am
>> it's my hometown. well, my home state. >> where weird stuff happens. >> speaking of weird stuff happens, cubs center fielder jason hayward is recovering after being stung by a swarm of bees during a game in arizona. here's how it went down. hayward kept waiving his glove and tried walking to different parts of the outfield. here it is. he even climbed the center field fence trying to get away from these bees. >> the stings didn't seem to impact his game against seattle. he belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. >> yeah. >> wow. >> he says he's not allergic. so it's not a big deal necessarily like he's going to have some crazy reaction. but they are annoying and they do sting and they hurt. >> yeah. he did tweet out that he got stunging about 20 times by the bees. >> he did? >> yeah. >> shaking my head. and he also pointed out the girl, do you remember "my girl," the movie with macaulay culkin, died from a bee sting.
3:41 am
>> but she was allergic, wasn't she? >> i don't know. >> i don't remember if the allergy was present or not. >> coming up -- he's fine. coming up, super hero action from hugh jackman. and this was no movie. it was at the beach. >> also ahead, the dog from the battlefield who is a four-legged hero. the award winning canine's military retirement so deserved as he finds a peaceful home. >> first demanding phone calls from people who insist that you owe back taxes. the latest tactics as the irs deadline draws after our forecast map. and a comeback for my brackets. >> really? >> yes. >> jack. >> what number are you in the pool? >> two. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by woolite darks. everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel. and no one wants that feeling to fade.
3:42 am
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. introducing new k-y for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. let's get these dbut these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast-max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus. mucinex fast-max. the only branded cold and flu liquid gel that is max-strength and fights mucus. let's end this.
3:43 am
yourbut the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. our bacteria family's been on this alright kiddos!erations. everybody off the backpack, we made it to the ottoman. i like to watch them clean, but they'll never get me on the mattress! finally there's a disinfectant mist designed for sofas, mattresses and more. introducing new lysol max cover. its innovative cap has a 2x wider spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria. max cover is another great way to lysol that. garden party for her birthday. a fabulous so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000.
3:44 am
but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic professionals in their own tanks. (ugh.) ♪ ♪ does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert.
3:45 am
well, you're looking at a brazen smash and grab robbery in cleveland. the thieves drove an suv right through the wall of a grocery store just before dawn yesterday. and when they missed the atm machine, they rammed through the wall again and scooped up the cash. it's not clear how much money they managed to steal. >> now to a less violent but more sinister scheme to steal your money. demanding payment for back taxes that you do not owe. >> more than 5,000 people have lost $30 million so far and abc's neal karlinksky has the story, including a father rushing to protect his son. >> reporter: with tax day looming, shameless phony irs agents are burning up the phone lines. >> the total balance outstanding on your name is $3,680. did you do this intentionally or was it by mistake? >> i am not aware of this at all. >> reporter: that is the sound of a call scott alexander recorded after his son fell for
3:46 am
a scam to the tune of $500. the fake agent threatening his son with arrest if he didn't p up. >> go to the walgreens right now, just bring a debit card with you. >> reporter: enraged, scott called back to record the scam and got a similar threat. >> i'm sending the cops to your doorstep right now. >> when they said, hey, we're going to come get you, that's when it just changed in his mind and he had to comply. >> it seemed like it was in a movie. just very unrealistic, but my fear got ahold of me. >> reporter: so we called the fake irs agents for ourselves to give them an audit of our own, but only 24 hours later -- >> please check the number and dial again. >> reporter: they moved on, they changed the number. >> the irs is calling me? is this for real? >> reporter: the irs cautions people in this public service announcement, if someone calls claiming to be them and threatens legal action unless money is paid, just hang up. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> good to know. coming cup, robert de niro at
3:47 am
the center of the vaccine debate. >> plus baywatch with hugh jackman. we're not talking about the tv show reboot. "the skinny" up next. not talking about the tv remake. the "skinny" next.
3:48 am
♪ skinny, so skinny >> okay. leading us off is controversy surrounding robert de niro.
3:49 am
>> the legendary actor responding to accusations of sense sership after he canceled the premiere of a documentary at his tribeca film festival. the documentary is called "vaxed" and it focuses on the widely debunked theory claiming vaccines are to blame for the rise in autism. >> it is directed by the former doctor who lost his license and de niro initially defended the decision to screen the film at tribeca revealing one of his children has autism. >> but after mounting pressure over the weekend, the decision was made to cancel the screening. de niro explained in a statement after reviewing the scientific community and the tribeca team, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion i had hoped for. >> in response the film's to td the film." >> so next, it was no day at the beach for hugh jackman. yes, he was literally at the
3:50 am
beach. but there were some tense moments when rough waters -- well -- >> hello, hugh jackman. >> is that how hugh looks at the beach? >> good morning. >> rough waters overpowered swim serious at bondi beach in the actor's native australia. >> among those in trouble his teenage son oscar, the star helping him and others get back safely to shore. afterwards the lifeguards thanked jackman for his help but apparently no big deal for jackman. >> his rep said they're fine. it looks more dramatic than it was. that's an archive photo, right? he can't look like that on any given sunday. >> he looks just that good on any given sunday. >> any given day that ends with "y." >> well, next, easter sunday came a lot more than -- gave a lot more than chocolates and decorated eggs this year for ivanka trump. remember that adorable announcement back in september
3:51 am
when ivanka shared she's expecting baby number three? >> well, it's finally here. the model turned businesswoman welcomed her son theodore james kushner, alongside her husband jared. baby theodore joins his big brother and sister 2-year-old joseph and 4-year-old arabella. >> adorable. what a gorgeous gorgeous family. >> a few hours after giving birth, ivanka shared her first post delivery photo holding her bundle of joy with the caption "my heart is full." no word yet from the grandpa donald. >> he's been tweeting about everything else except the new grandbaby. >> oh, boy. his heart is full. >> his heart is full. >> okay. finally, miley cyrus just signed on to be the judge on next season of "the voice" but over the weekend, the star was speechless. >> she took in some sports over the weekend with her sister brandi sitting courtside at madison square garden to see the new knicks take on the cleveland cavs. the outspoken star got embarrassed on the big screen but had a good time.
3:52 am
checking out the action. >> checking out lebron james. >> when you get caught checking out king james and the chick behind you knows it's all happening. happening. hey there, heard the good news? spray 'n wash is back... and even better. it's powerful formula removes everyday stains the first time. which is bad news for stains, and good news for you. spray 'n wash. back 'n better. don't even think about it. cough if you can hear me. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours.
3:53 am
let's end this. your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase omega-3 levels in 30 days. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. the worst thing about toilet they don't stay in the toilet. disinfect your bathroom with lysol bathroom trigger... ...lysol power foamer... ...and lysol toilet bowl cleaner. they kill 99.9% of germs including e. coli. to clean and disinfect in and out of the toilet...
3:54 am
...lysol that. can this much love be cleanedrlin' by a little bit of dawn ultra? oh yeah. one bottle has the grease cleaning power of two bottles of this bargain brand. a drop of dawn and grease is gone. does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? ugh. don't avoid it. resolve it. our new formula not only cleans and freshens but also softens your carpet so it's always inviting. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you.
3:55 am
♪ ♪ that's my dog ♪ that's my dog >> okay, so vocalizing his pride for his pooch and something so many dog lovers do, sharing pics and videos of all the fun. but there are plenty of dogs that do more than just play. >> like rocky, an incredible member of our military wounded in combat. after a long time of work and rehabilitating injuries, this dog is finally having his day. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: rocky the dog was
3:56 am
an online celebrity even before crossing the tarmac for a military flight home from germany, the last leg of a rough journey that began back in december in afghanistan when rocky was brought in wounded after he and his handler, specialist andrew brown were, both caught in an explosion. brown was awarded a purple heart and he gave one to rocky and this had spread all over social media. . >> you got to have 100% trust in your dog in your dog. that's the number one that's the number one thing. >> in time brown came back to the u.s. to continue his recovery. >> doing good. >> but rocky has been in germany undergoing repeated surgeries to his pelvis and physiotherapy to see how much use of his left rear leg he can get back. 4,000 hours has gone into giving rocky a comeback. justified? >> he's an asset as a military working dog who's capable and comfortable and skilled at doing his job. >> reporter: it was hard to say good-bye in germany, but here is the hello again at the other end for specialist brown. >> oh, wow.
3:57 am
>> the recognition instantaneous. >> i know it's been awhile. >> just excitement is the only way i can describe it. >> reporter: if it's decided rocky will be better off retiring from the army, well, he's got a family ready made and waiting for him. this one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> oh. people don't realize dogs aren't used just in the combat zone or in military locations. but it's also, they're used as therapy dogs, as well. so it really helps soldiers who are suffering from ptsd to calm them in dealing with anxiety. >> which so many of our guys and women are coming back with. by the way, regarding that reunion, brown said it just seemed as if rocky saw him and said, that's my dad. he was so excited. >> so obvious. >> we'll be back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. insomniacs for two decades. >> important message
3:58 am
for women and men ages 50 to 85. please write down this toll-free number now. right now, in areas like yours, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you're on a fixed income or concerned about rising prices, learn about affordable whole life insurance with a lifetime rate lock that guarantees your rate can never increase for any reason. if you did not receive your information, or if you misplaced it, call this number now and we'll rush it to you. your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. please stand by to learn more. >> i'm alex trebek and the announcement you just heard is for a popular and affordable life insurance plan with a rate lock guarantee. that means your rate is locked in for life and can never increase. did you get your free information kit in the mail? if not, please call
3:59 am
this toll-free number now. in the last month alone, thousands have called about this plan with the rate lock guarantee through the colonial penn program, and here's why. this plan is affordable, with coverage options for just $9.95 a month. that's less than 35 cents a day. your rate is locked in and can never go up, and your acceptance is guaranteed. you cannot be turned down because of your health. see how much coverage you can get for just $9.95 a month. call now for your free information kit. don't wait, call today. ♪
4:00 am
making news in america this morning -- terror threat. a suicide bomber attacking a crowd during an easter gathering and violence erupting at a memorial during the attacks in brussels. political fight. donald trump and ted cruz trading jabs and stepping up the personal attacks. plus, bernie's big weekend. sweeping hillary clinton. demolition disaster. crews bulldozing the wrong house. and final four. another amazing night for march madness. the last spots filled with only one number one seed. good monday morning, everyone. the week begins with a strong

76 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on