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this morning on "world news now," turning point in the race for the white house. >> ted cruz riding high with a double digit lead in wisconsin. as trump puts pressure on kasich to drop out. while bernie sanders hopes a big win tomorrow will finally swing those superdelegates. >> deadly train derailment. an amtrak train slams into a backhoe on the tracks. dozens injured. the two workers on the tracks killed. but what were they doing there in the first place? the latest on the investigation. frightening moments at at nhl game when an escalator speeds up sending flyer fans flying. a pile of people crushed as the crowd scrambles to get out of the way. what went wrong? and batter up or should we say belly up? the baseball season has just begun and with it all the excitement at the ballpark, including the tasty and
terrifying new concoctions that might have you reaching for your heartburn medicine on then monday, april 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. we've made it to monday. i'm klg. >> have a good weekend. >> it was a quiet weekend in new york city, kind of hanging out. what about you. >> i don't believe you ever have a quiet weekend. >> that's true. there's big news this morning. yeah. >> yeah? >> somebody's back. >> who? >> jack. >> somebody went to aruba. >> and he's back. >> can't wait to hear the details. >> yeah, of course. >> we're going to begin with the race for the white house. the democrats debateding over the details of their next debate as donald trump struggles to get back on track. >> as you know, trump is trailing ted cruz in wisconsin with the critical primary a day away after his toughest week of the campaign so far, trump is now acknowledging his recent stumbles. it's your voice, your vote.
>> i'll have an orange juice. >> sir. >> campaigning in tuesday's battleground state of wisconsin, donald trump was eating scrambled eggs and licking his wounds. >> anything you said over past week and a half hurts you with voters? >> it might. >> the republican front-runner acknowledging several missteps this past week including retweeting unflattering photo of ted cruz's wife heidi. >> i could have done without the retweet, et cetera sheets cruz now leading trump by ten points in wisconsin. >> it's gotten to the point where i could not care less about donald trump. >> reporter: trump is still unraveling his tangle of answers about abortion. >> well, as a hypothetical question, i would have rather asked it -- answered it in a different manner, yeah. i would have rather answered it in a different manner. >> reporter: on the democratic side, bernie sanders is running neck and fleck with hillary clinton in the backer state. clinton telling abc's george stephanopouloss in an interview for "good morning america" she
would debate him on "gma." >> i'll be there. it's a great opportunity to reach an audience that may not always be able because of other obligations to tune in to debates. >> reporter: sanders will only say that he wants a debate before big new york primary april 19th. >> people of new york deserve to hear us discuss the important issues facing that state and facing an the country. i suspect it will work out. >> reporter: sanders and cruz hoping that by winning on tuesday, they can carry their campaigns to the conventions this summer. >> okay. on top of all of that, trump is causing for john kasich to drop out of the race saying he shouldn't be allowed to accumulate more delegates if he has no chance of becoming the republican nominee. kasich says neither trump nor cruz would have enough delegates to win before the convention. he says an open convention would be so much fun and turn it into a lesson for kids. >> a lot of people look forward to that. a blast of winter style weather slammed much of the country from the midwest to the northeast.
gusts were strong enough to uproot a tree southeast of boston toppling it on to a passing car and killing two people inside. owners of a nearby business who's grieving employees say they care deeply about their customers and employees. >> blinding snow caused a massive snow pile-up on interstate 88 involving several cars, three big rigs and tour bus. nobody was killed. and the injuries were mostly minor. that section of highway was closed for most of the day while crews cleared away the debris. >> amtrak says it will operate its regularly scheduled trains this morning through an area where a deadly derailment took place south of philadelphia. a rain came off the tracks yesterday morning after striking a backhoe. the question is what caused the accident. david kerley has the details. >> reporter: a smashed windshield, the amtrak engine's front wheels off the tracks after the violent collision. >> i woke up to being thrown into the seat in front of me, and the window got blown out right beside me.
and yeah, there was a fireball. >> reporter: the train could have been traveling upwards of 100 miles an hour. >> all you could see was a lot of dirt and debris flying past the train. and there was a couple of like fire flashes. >> reporter: pictures capturing passengers evacuating themselves, and walking away from the damaged train. at least 35 of the 331 onboard hospitalized. many thrown from their seats, just before 8:00 in the morning, south of philadelphia. sunday morning is prime track maintenance time because fewer trains are in service. a backhoe is used to move rail ties and other materials. officials say as the train was traveling south through the area on its way to sfan fla, georgia, somehow that backhoe was on the active rail line. the amtrak train slamming straight into it, debris flying into the first couple of amtrak cars. the engineer of the train, also taken to the hospital. the question, which piece of equipment was not supposed to be on those tracks?
>> as part of our investigation, we will be looking at the track structure and the work being done at the time of the accident. >> reporter: the two dead, the operator of the backhoe and a supervisor, according to a federal official. it was last may that an amtrak train derailed north of philadelphia at night. eight passengers were killed. the two derailments, while unrelated, happened less than a year and 20 miles apart on amtrak's busy northeast corridor. many of the uninyour jurred were busted away from the scene. but limited service has resumed through the accident area. >> they will be trying to figure out why that train and the heavy equipment were on same rail. david kerley, abc news, trainor, pennsylvania. >> quite a mystery. our focus to lahore, pakistan. hundreds gathered for victims of a terror attack on easter sunday. muslims, christian ands and hindus gathered to show
solidarity. 75 people were killed including 29 children. the attack was aimed at christians but many muslims were among the victims. an emotional day in belgium as brussels international airport reopens for the first time since those deadly terror attacks. the first passenger flight to take off was a brussels airlines plane heading to portugal. two other flights left for athens and turin, italy. the airport is not fully operational. delta suspended flights between atlanta and brussellses till next spring. roller derby fans are lining up with tributes to rock anlicious, a member of the san diego starlets. she was killed this weekend when a small plain making an emergency landing on a freeway plowed into the back of a car. abc's lauren lyster has details. >> oh, my god! oh, my god. >> reporter: after the shocking sight, authorities investigating what caused this plane to lose control.
crushing a woman to death inside. the dramatic rescue caught on cell phone video. rescuers smashing windows, prying open the cockpit, saving the pilot and his female passenger. >> i kept telling her, we have to get out of here. this is aviation fuel. so she finally let me lift her out of there. >> reporter: the single engine prop jet comes unassembled, with a kit designed to build at home. >> this is a kit that somebody put together. there's always a higher risk with a home built aircraft. >> reporter: this plane was once owned by a former new york yankee. 16 years ago, he was facing engine trouble and used the same freeway to make a clean landing. >> five people were take be to the hospital with injuries. one victim has now been released. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. >> now to some mengd news. new hope for people with high cholesterol who can't take statins because of severe muscle pain. many of those patients could be
successfully treated with an injectable drug from a new class called pcs canine inhibitors. researchers saw dramatic drops in bad levels but it's very expensive at $14,000 a year and it may be too early for people to change therapy. more research is needed to see if the drug prevents heart attacks. >> when we're talking about the heart, give a big shoutout to a guy with a whole lot of heart. he said he was going to finish a race over the weekend and did he. >> he is adam paralyzed for a decade after a car accident. used what's called an exoskeleton machine, he finished a 10 k in charleston, south carolina. >> that's 6.2 miles. the event included a steep climb across a bridge after his seven-hour journey, gorlitz ski said he felt like his wrists were about to snap in half but he. >> i willed and thanked everyone who helped him along the way. he trained apparently for 6 1/2 to 7 months for the whole thing.
that doesn't seem like a lot but incredible. >> that's really a tough -- that's tough doing a 10 k for anybody. >> exactly. >> for him to have the reawful to do it seven plus hours. >> and to have only trained for six months, that's remarkable. >> good for him. many coming up, children learning how to appreciate fine wine. >> but first, an escalator malfunctions and it hits high speed piling hockey fans on top of each other. the scene caught on camera. >> and order if you dare. the craziest new franken foods coming to a ballpark near you. >> and remember you can find us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." oh my goodness! happy birthday! oh, you. (laughing) this was a wonderful surprise. you know, at our age, not all surprises can be this good. you're not kidding.
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speed up and that sent fans tumbling to the ground. fans were leaving the game after the flyers defeat ood the ottawa senators. no one was seriously injured. >> that could have ended so much worse. vacationers are being urged to tread lightly ahead of the summer travel season with a warning about a growing number of bait and switch rental scams. >> what should you look out for before trying to save money on booking a place to stay? here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: authorities warning as you plan your next vacation, scammers nationwide posting photos online of homes that aren't theirs to rent. laura glanz and her family looking for some fun in the florida sun found this beautiful 3,000-square-foot condo for $150 a night on craigslist. >> it looked very nice and spacious, and the price was more than right. >> reporter: she wired a $1,500 deposit and signed a rental contract. but she says when they arrived, the condo wasn't for rent. >> none of those units were rentals. they were all owned and we knew immediately we had been scammed. >> reporter: and it's happening in vacation spots around the country.
authorities in the south lake tahoe area warning scammers have already struck 30 times just this year. this 6,000-square-foot home listed for $450 per night, well under the real price, $2,200 per night. >> what they're doing is they're having you take that money and deposit it in a legitimate bank account. however, it's a fraudulent bank account in the sense that the people then close it after they get their money and they're gone. >> reporter: to avoid becoming a victim, experts warn never wire money for a rental ad. use a credit card instead. also, google the property. once you look at the property, find out who the owner is and call them directly. anything you can do to verify the place is legitimate, even if it means searching the property record online. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> good advice that there are some other advice, as well in order to spot scammers. if they use poor spelling, grammer or punctuation, that is a red flag there. especially if they use a rihanna
song and say but i got my money. you know, that might be one of those. >> that was a kendis tip. >> the first part about grammer, yes. if they want to arrange a surprise trip for someone else, it's one of those red flags. >> you do a lot of traveling. every time i plan a trip i talk to you about it because have you great advice. have you ever done one of these. >> i haven't done airbnb or one of those. i rented once in brazil and walked in and didn't like it and said i'm a hotel bern. >> you've never tried in america but you went to brazil to try it. >> isn't that where you're supposed to try everything? >> this is where i've gone wrong all these years. >> that's what what i was told. >> coming up, one of the world's most famous athletes is arrested. where soccer star abby wambach is apologizing to fans and how she landed on the wrong side of the law. >> first it wasn't just our favorite ballplayers hitting ballparks on opening day this
♪ they'll be with mickey and the duke ♪ >> willie, mickey and the duke. >> we're talking baseball. i got the analogy. >> who sang that? that was the number one hit. >> 1952. >> so with that music, you likely know it is time for sports with reena. >> yea. >> we're talking baseball, folks. baseball. the 2016 major league season under way. last night the royals celebrated their world series championship by taking on the team that they beat for the title the mets.
>> oh. >> get it? >> kansas city had a 4-0 lead by the bottom of the six. but the mets stormed back scoring three in the eighth. that was it. the champs hung on for a 4-3 win. >> like i've always said, those mets ain't royal. >> all the time i thought they were still in pring training. earlier the pirates facing the cardinals in the chilling pittsburgh sunshine. pirates pitcher francisco liriano, did i get that right, jack? he knocked in the season's first run with a single in the second. pittsburgh added another in the inning and that's all they needed. the pirates defeat st. louis, 4-1. good high five there. in the american league, the bluejays got right to work, taking a 2-0 lead in the first against my hometown tampa bay. in the eighth, toronto's troy tulowitzki, he hit the season's first home run. that made it 5-1, toronto.
the jays held on to a win, 5-3. >> yes. we learned a lot there. >> spring training is over. >> thank you. of course, a major part of the baseball experience isn't what happens down on the field but in the concession stand. >> these old days, an old hot dog no longer cuts the mustard. abc's rob marciano checks out the over the top ballpark fare ♪ >> reporter: this year when you take me out to the ball game, forget the peanuts and cracker jackson. instead load up on the most extra gant opening day food ever. >> first up to the plate, the mets way out in left field. >> scores. >> with a peanut butter coated bacon on a stick. then there's the braves burger rizza, a 20-ounce burger completed with five slices of cheese slid between two pepperoni pizzas for buns. >> what a catch. >> in minnesota, the twins bring
in the heat with a buffalo chicken bloody mary complete with chicken wing. go for the double play, add a bacon cheese burger slider for an extra four bucks. in cleveland, the slider dog making its first appearance at the plate. a hot dog topped with froot loops, mac and cheese and bacon. the texas rangers hitting the long ball with their fried chicken and doughnut skewer. and if seafood is more your style. >> it's hard to do in the ballpark. we figured ow can we do a little seafood action out there. >> get some crab dip on your french fries. to bring it home, the cardinals with this sweet sthugry skewer, straw bers and brownies drizzled with white or milk chocolate. >> i have my owncracy, cheese its with a lemon wafer. >> i'd like to see you eat it. >> i can't lift the grand pappy hammer. >> go ahead. you can do it.
feel the difference with k-y ultragel. ♪ and now it's time for "the mix." leave it to the italians to get wine education right. for first graders. >> oh, well, start young. >> start young. it's actually a new bill that passed. they want to give first graders actually folks who are from 6 years old to 13, they want to give them a history and an education of wine. so they very appreciation for it. the downside is you don't get to taste wine. 6 years old, we don't want them drinking wine, right. >> that used to be the only reason i would go to communion when i was a kid. >> i said don't bring out your communion stories when we do this story. >> they don't actually get to taste any of the wine. >> the point is to help them understand how to drink responsibly. >> all right. good to know they start young. speaking of drinking
responsibly, this is responsible drinking in fort lauderdale, florida. you have a tiki bar that is basically floating. so this was the idea of a local guy there, greg darby who had his initial tiki bar stolen. now he came up with this down the new river that holds ten people. it comes customizable can options of adding bar stools or benches. >> how do you get to the tiki bar, that's my question. >> you swim to it. >> you work out your alcoholic beverages before you get to the bar. >> or test your so bright at that point. but they do follow some coast guard requirements meaning no license is needed to purchase it or try it. interesting. >> it sounds like your hot spot. >> yeah. >> go ahead. add it in there. it's my home state. shipping containers have a new use. >> uh-huh. >> possible home for people. this one couple tried it and bought nine shipping containers. the denver couple and they put
together a 4,000 square foot only home. seven bedrooms, five bedrooms. they moved in six weeks ago. the they say the national average square footage is $125. apparently this one is $100 per square foot. >> i know there are some folks in the d.c. area doing something similar to this. >> would you move into this? >> absolutely. >> fancy kitchen. >> very cool. and no worries about storage space. >> oh. didn't think about that. good point. >> well, after a long weekend, you know, we say we're tired as a dog. these dogs are as tired as themselves. this is at a doggie daycare. the owner just decided she would scan the room and look how knackered all of these pups are. >> are they depressed? >> like worn out of their long day. >> i think they're
this morning on "world news now," arctic blast. spring pushed aside as freezing temperatures and dangerous winds toppling power lines and leaving thousands in the dark as unseasonable snow creeps in with one last winter wallop. the forecast just ahead. >> primary push. one day till wisconsin and both parties are seeing the stakes continue to rise. hillary clinton and bernie sanders debate over debates as donald trump shows a softer side admitting he's made mistakes. >> new this half hour, a big night for the world of music. >> a pair of award shows honored the most popular artists of radio as well as the best of the best in the world of country music. the biggest winners and moments of the night in "the skinny." >> police in san francisco on a low speed chase. the culprit a chihuahua on the run making its way over the bay bridge. the exciting conclusion just
ahead on this monday, april 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. >> reena ninan. >> is that what it is? >> it's because you're frozen from the weather outside. >> no, it's just because i didn't sleep last night. thanks for trying to have my back. >> i was trying to make some excuses but i'm -- i was freezing. i tossed out all of my -- >> did you? >> gotten rid of everything. millions of americans are still grappling with the vicious blast of wind and snow. it's turned deadly for some. >> thousands are without power this morning. a big concern as temperatures are set to drop into the 20s in some spots. more wind driven snow is on the way today stretching from the great lakes into the northeast. >> abc's diane macedo joining us for the first time now with the stormy fallout. good morning and welcome.
>> good morning to you. some 40,000 homes and businesses in the northeast are still without power after strong winds slammed the northeast, the midwest and mid atlantic this weekend some areas are seeing april snow and that combination of the wind and snow is making roadways extremely dangerous. >> whiteout conditions in upstate new york caused a snowy pile-up of more than a dozen vehicles. three tractor-trailers, 16 cars and a tour bus all crashed on i-88 injuring about 30 to 40 people. it's all part of a wintry blast bringing dangerous and in some cases deadly winds across the east. in boston, a falling tree crushed this bmw killing the two people inside. this tree landed on and in a louisville home. the couple's 2-year-old son was playing just feet away. >> literally, it sounded like a train was coming through our house. i run out here and i'm like what happened? i look up and it's just like, like, i don't even know words. >> in indianapolis, wind gusts were so powerful, they even
knocked a heavy brick chipotle sign right on to this car. the driver happened to getting out at the time and escaped any serious injuries. the winds also tore down power lines across the country. this one in foxborough, massachusetts, ignited in the street. in new jersey -- >> our neighbor's awnings were being ripped off. and we saw our fence blowing around the neighborhood. >> reporter: those wind gusts hit more than 50 miles an hour leaving more than 90,000 homes without power. a blast of snow hit parts of the midwest and northeast. that made for a chilly start to baseball's opening day in pittsburgh as ground crews cleared ice and slush off the field before the pirates/cardinals game. the yankees are set to have opening day today. with more winter weather in the forecast, that could be postponed. as for the boston area, kids are out of luck. despite accumulating snow, schools will be open today. >> welcome to abc. >> thank you. >> see you in just a bit. you're going to stick around. >> absolutely. i can't miss "world news now." >> you're a big fan. >> absolutely. >> i've got to hang around.
i'm not even supposed to be on the show today. i just wandered in. >> i told her from the bars. come on in. welcome. welcome. >> thank you both. >> you know what? there is going to be a highlight for you over some time. this guy right here. paul williams at accuweather with the forecast. what we can expect today. here's paul. >> good morning to you, too, kendis, reena. we have a low pressure system an alberta clipper that will push through and create opportunities for snow throughout central portions of new york going towards the boston area. to the south, we have the wonderful warm weather we're supposed to enjoy right now. it's not in the sauce for us. as we go into tuesday and wednesday, we go from unwanted cold to sticking around too long kind of cold. low pressure system that created the snow will swing towards the water and to the east. high pressure system on the other side with the clock wise rotation will actually work with the counterclockwise rotation of this low pressure system and bring even more cold air from the north to the south and keep
us in the deep freeze at least until midweek. kendis, reena? >> thank you so much, paul. i like that red tie. amtrak says it will operate regularly scheduled trains this morning through a stretch of track where a fatal crash took place south of philadelphia. a train with more than 300 people on board slapped into a backhoe that was on the tracks. two amtrak workers were killed and more than 30 treated in hospitals. those who were evacuated call the experience frightening. >> it was an explosion. we got offtrack and it was like a big explosion. then it was a fire. then a window bursted out. some people were cut up. >> federal investigators are already examining the train's data recorder and video evidence from the locomotive. among the primary questions that need to be answered is, was this a backhoe or a train on the wrong track? >> we move on to politics now and the next pivotal contest on the road to the white house. candidates on both sides poised to battle it out in wisconsin.
donald trump addressed a lively crowd near milwaukee last night, calling ted cruz a cheater and hoping to sway voters after admitting to several missteps. abc's devin dwyer is on the campaign trail. >> reporter: ahead of wisconsin's primary, a new donald trump turning repentant. >> was this my best week? i guess not. i could have done without the retweet, et cetera. et cetera. >> reporter: the frontrunner admitting multiple mistakes, including that retweeting of an unflattering photo of ted cruz's wife, heidi. cruz saying he's unimpressed. >> it's gotten to the point where i could not care less about donald trump. >> reporter: add to trump's list of regrets, his initial suggestion that women be punished for having an illegal abortion. >> well, i -- as a hypothetical question, i would have rather asked it -- you know, answered it in a different manner, yes. >> reporter: he didn't stop there. going for scrambled eggs and a side of humble pie. >> do you think that anything you've said over the past week and a half hurts you with women voters? >> it might. >> ted cruz told us trump's position on abortion is no laughing matter. >> donald's answers are the
answers of someone who's a liberal, trying to say what he thinks conservatives want to hear. >> reporter: the democrats are neck and neck in wisconsin and locked in a heated debate over debates. hillary clinton telling george stephanopoulos in an interview for "good morning america" that she agrees to face off with bernie sanders on "gma." >> i'll be there. i think it's a great opportunity to reach an audience that may not always be able because of other obligations to tune into debates. >> reporter: sanders says he'd like to debate clinton before the big new york primary. but stopped short of committing. >> people of new york deserve to hear us discussing the important issues facing that state and facing the country. >> reporter: bernie sanders and ted cruz are both exceedingly optimistic they'll win the most delegates here on tuesday, giving them fresh momentum and likely extending this race into the summer, if they can pull it off. devin dwyer, abc news, green bay, wisconsin. thank you so much. and now to a strange turn of events for a california man. authorities say that he lost control of his suv and crashed over a guardrail in malibu. the suv rests precariously over the side of the cliff.
somehow he manages to escape but is slightly disoriented. he steps into traffic, he's hit by a bus and remarkably, he survived both crashes and he was actually treated just for injuries. and then there's this. near miami, a teenager's joy ride in a police cruiser ended when he slammed into a chicken restaurant. the teen stole the vehicle when an officer responded to his mother's 911 call. before running into the restaurant he had smashed into other cars injuring two people. the teen let's just say was arrested. >> okay. something of a mystery playing out right now in san francisco. the question, who owns a little chihuahua the subject of quite a chase? >> you see him there running on the upper level of the bay bridge. at the time, he was going toward the city by the bay, police even stopped traffic for the little fellow. >> and after a five-minute chase on foot, an officer got the ten-pound male under control. he was turned over to animal control where he's still being looked after.
they're calling him paunch after the character on the old tv show "chips." i used to watch that every day when i had summer vacation. do you remember paunch? and who was it, john? >> the actor. i don't remember his name. >> who was his sidekick? >> paunch and the other blonde guy. it was john. >> that story is as fascinating as this video. >> okay. okay. >> no, no, it was a good show. that was beautiful. they're trying to find out who is the dog owner there. >> i just like to see reruns of "chips" return. >> well, good. >> coming up in "the skinny," a big night for america's most accomplished music artists. who won big in last night's iheartradio music awards as well as the academy of country music awards. that's ahead in "the skinny." >> and the legal tangle that has olympic soccer player abby wambach apologizing to her fans. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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>> two, one, zero. liftoff. >> over the weekend, blue origin launched its reusable new shepherd spacecraft completing its third test flight for the unpiloted rocket that could one day be used to take tourists into space. amazon.com chairman jeff bezos heads the space startup. >> interesting. >> a student sit-in at duke university is entering its third day. about nine students are refusing to leave the waiting room of the president's office. the students want three administrators at the school to be fired. they are also demanding a $15 minimum wage for campus workers.
the university's president met with the students on sunday. one of the world's most famous female athletes has landed herself in some serious legal hot water. >> two-time olympic soccer medalist abbie wambach has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: soccer star abby wambach arrested for d.u.i. and issuing a heartfelt apology to her many fans, saying, "i take full responsibility for my actions. i am so sorry." one of the most successful athletes in the world, pulled over after running a red light early this morning near her home in portland, oregon. according to police, who tell abc she "failed field sobriety tests" and a "breath test." >> wambach! >> reporter: the 35-year-old helping lead team usa to victory in last summer's world cup. >> none of us ever stopped believing and neither should you guys. >> reporter: then six months later, hanging up her cleats after a storied career. >> i know that my career has come full circle. i feel very complete about it. >> reporter: the role model to
so many young girls, promising "i will do whatever it takes to ensure that my horrible mistake is never repeated." marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. you know, you guys know, i'm a huge abby wambach fan. she's the leading scorer in both men's and women's soccer in the entire world. good for her for coming forward. so many celebrities end up having duis and take so long to come forward. she admitted it was a mistake. >> she knew it was a mistake straight up. she retired just this past december after 15 years in the sport. of course, she had 15 years in the sport. so this one incident we'll see what impact it has lasting for her. >> such a great athlete. when we come back, what taylor swift said about her boyfriend last night at the iheartradio music awards. >> and the surprise appearance at wrestlemania. yeah, that's still a thing. "the skinny" is next. till a thing. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
♪ skinny, so skinny we're revealing some things about music you didn't know about. a new jam-packed "skinny." topping our headlines, last night's iheartradio music awards. >> justin bieber kicked off the festivities last night in inglewood, california. apparently sporting some dreadlocks. with ancoustic performance of hs
chart topping "love yourself" before treating the crowd to a premiere performance of his new single "company." it was a big night for calvin harris who capped off a big year and nabbing dance artist of the year as his adoring girlfriend taylor swift beamed at him from the audience. >> thank you to the fans. thank the people that buy the music. the people that come to the shows. all of you guys. i love you. thank you so much. >> well, swift meantime scooped up awards for best female artist, best album, best tour and best memable moment calling her boyfriend by his real name. i didn't know this. his name is adam. >> you know, for the first time, i had the most amazing person to come home to when the spotlight went out and when the crowds were all gone. so i want to thank my boyfriend adam for that and i love you guys so much. thank you iheart. >> wow, could this be something bigger?
>> it's been a year. meantime, adele won big. as you saw there, song of the year. justin bieber best male artist, maroon 5 won for best duo or group of the year. >> in las vegas, country music crowned its top achievers last night at the 51st annual academy of country music awards on cbs. blake shelton surprised the crowd and the show's co-host luke bryan by joining him on stage to kick off the show by performing bryan's hot new fishing and loving every day. love that one. speak of loving every day, thomas rhett "die a happy man" won single record of the year. >> cool. >> my heart is beating a million miles a minute and i have lipstick on my lips from kissing my beautiful wife. the song was totally written for and about you, baby. i love you so much. >> and really rocking it, label the hash tag guitarmageddon.
female vocalist of the year miranda lambert, keith urban and billy of zz top performing their version of zz top's "tush." ♪ i said lord take me downtown, i'm just looking for some tush ♪ >> and taking home the biggest award of the night, jason aldean with entertainer of the year. called it one of the best nights of his professional career. >> a huge night all around for many, many different events. next to wrestlemania 32. it was really the big event of the evening i'd say last night. and the most surprising moment of the night? >> shaquille o'neal. >> shaquille oh anyway stepping into the ring. >> what? >> come on. >> this is probably scenes from the locker room when he was there with the lakers with kobe all those nights, those rough nights. the 7'1" nba icon stunned more
than 100,000 wwe fans as a final entered in the third annual andre the giant battle royale. >> how can they call him andre the giant when shaq is three times the size. shaq rumbled with wrestling's biggest stars including the demonic seven-footer kane and even eliminated damien sandow. >> of course, the main man on the night was -- he made quite an entrance. i saw this. it was pretty cool. dwayne the rock johnson who took a break from filming his upcoming "baywatch" reboot to return to his wrestling roots. >> caitlyn jenner taking on a whole new role of her own. she's joined the cast of amc's trarns parent". >> it stars jeffrey tambor as a transgender maura and the show's creator jill soloway will begin filming scenes next week for the show's upcoming third season.
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move free ultra. get your move on. ♪ skinny, so skinny it is time for the bonus round of the "skinny." we're starting with a real-life mystery surrounding jon snow. >> the big question for the "game of thrones" character is whether he's dead or alive. >> co-star peter dinklage kicked off his "saturday night live" monologue this weekend saying definitely he has no idea if jon snow is really dead. >> spoiler alert, we don't know. fair enough. but what we know is that the actor who plays snow, kit harrington and co-star rose leslie are officially an item. they made their official red carpet debut as a couple when they both attended the olivier awards in london yesterday which is i guess the tony awards of the uk. >> you know nothing, kendis gibson. > i don't know. thinking about what's happening. i know winter is coming.
>> and also, making it official, a beloved cartoon character comes out of the closet. >> over the 27 years for the simpsons, there have been many running jokes about waylon smithers' ambiguous sexual orientation. he finally comes to term with his unrequited love for his the evil c. montgomery burns. homer goes in search for a better match. >> the episode was inspired by one of the show's writers relationships with his own gay son. >> and speaking of coming out, on friday, we promised a big announcement on our show. so it's my turn to tell you this. reena has an announcement. >> you've got something to say? >> no, no, no, go, please. >> well, the time has come, folks. >> what? >> yes. friday will be my last day on the show. all good things must come to an end. but we call this bonus "skinny" for a reason. rare opportunity do you get to meet the new co-host is someone
who you really like. someone i've worked with in the past. i'm being reunited with. we have a baby shower on saturday to go to. did you check the registry list? come on over. >> we have to check the registry and make sure we don't buy the same gift. >> that would be very awkward. >> so you're leaving? >> i'm departing. i'm going to have a day shift now. diane's coming in. i wanted to give you my old abc weather jacket. it has my sweat and my germs. >> all right. lovely. >> that's great. >> welcome you. >> i'll absolutely put this on. >> treasure it i guess. >> should i give a thank you speech? is this like getting a award? >> this is your moment. >> thank all the people out there. >> is this when you guys mud wrestle? >> that's pay per view, my friend. >> maybe an arm wrestle. i'm so excited i can't even tell you. but i've been watching the show quite a bit. >> now they want to rap you. >> as soon as you start. >> important message
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making news in america this morning -- a winter scene in april. spring snow falling overnight and temperatures plummeting. a wild week of weather just getting started. where it's all heading right now. the presidential candidates crisscrossing the badger state, the next prize in the primary season and donald trump clarifying his latest controversial comments and calling for another candidate to drop out. we're live in washington. cliff hanger, a car dangling hundred of feet above the ground after careening over the edge. opening day. baseball is back. the world series rematch coming down to the wire. and we say good monday morning, everyone. we'll start