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separate workers at the verizon store with mace, then led employees to the back of the store and duct taped their hands police say they made off with about $30,000 worth of cell phones and other devices. george zimmerman claims he's getting a quarter million dollars for the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. he said a previous bid for $150,000 fell through. he then accepted the bid from an anonymous buyer. zimmerman said he wants to use some of the money to fight hillary clinton's anti-gun proposals and violence against police specifically from black lives matter. a new development in bill cosby's criminal sex assault case. the comedian failed an attempt to delay a key hearing. >> he is expected back in court today after the pennsylvania supreme court refused to grant that delay. abc's linsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: bill cosby is preparing to go back to court.
this, after his hail mary attempt to delay was denied. for the first time in years, the embattled comedian may be confronted face-to-face by one of his accusers, andrea constand. a judge will decide if there is enough evidence to put cosby on trial for sexual assault allegations, stemming from a 2004 encounter with the former temple university employee at his home in pennsylvania. prosecutors are likely to introduce evidence that allege cosby gave constand three blue pills and wine, which they say made her unable to consent to sexual contact. cosby, however, has maintained all along that the encounter was consensual. a 2005 deposition for the constand case reveals a cavalier cosby. when asked a graphic question about a sexual encounter with another woman, a young model, and the manner in which she pleased him, the comedian answered, "bingo." this case, brought last december, was an 11th hour decision by the prosecutor's office, just days before the statute of limitations was set to run out. linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up, the american tv
my car ♪ >> get into my car. >> finish it. i love it. >> how you doing, everybody. this next story has a lot do with cars. an awesome show i absolutely love. and matt leblanc apparently now getting involved. >> he says it really is a dream come true for him hosting the world's biggest car show. it's the international hit "top gear" on bbc america. he took time to show off for abc's lama hasan who checked it out and even rode shotgun. >> one, two, three, four. >> reporter: top gear is the high octane, adrenaline pumping jaw-clinching car show every motoring fanatic loves. >> it's a fun show. it's a car show for pepperheads also but also got a bit of traveling and a bit of culture, a bit of comedy in it. >> reporter: and it's getting a full throttle makeover with none other than the much loved "friends" star matt leblanc.
>> i would watch the show and say i would love to be part of that and here i am now. >> reporter: he's the first non-brit to host "top gear" ever. and not such a shabby driver either. >> oh. >> all the way around. >> reporter: that's not fun. i don't know about that one. what's been your favorite experience so far? >> right now. >> reporter: also taking the wheel, british tv and radio star chris evans. >> i think we're like ernie and bert from sesame street. it's a two-hander. >> but we don't sleep in the same room. >> not yet. >> no, not yet. >> reporter: and this man, he is called the stick. the eb enigmatic star of "top gear."
his identity a closely guarded secret. think of him as a super human race car driver. so we're just about to go around the racetrack with the stig, the icon. i am petrified. [ screaming ] the stig likes to burn some serious rubber on the track. >> oh! it's a porsche 911 gt 3, zero to 60 in three seconds. top speed, 190. and that comes in handy on the show. speed is what it's all about. >> it's got to be out there. it's got to be totally original and got to be frightening and usually life-threatening to one of us if not both of us. >> life threatening? >> yeah. >> yeah, there's a couple of
times during the shooting of these things i've been like okay, that's dangerous. i kind of get lured into this you know to his world. >> reporter: these hosts will be going head to head driving to exotic locations, racing each other. >> watch the bump here. >> reporter: and testing the most outrageous cars can out there. >> it keeps getting better and better and better. >> reporter: strap on your seat belts folks, you're in for one wild ride. lama hasan, abc news, london. >> a lot of fun. >> it really is. it's one of those shows that sounds like such a nich interest. but it's not. there's such a broad appeal to their dynamic almost like "mythbusters" meets cars. they test out theorys and have fun races. i really enjoy it. >> i am sold. >> he got this job i the last host was removed because he attacked one of the producers. now matt leblanc slips in there.
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find a medicine for persons that have cancer because i heard that people have died when they have cancer. >> reporter: karen knows a lot about cancer. >> i had it when i was 4 years old. it was a long time ago. >> my mind just went blank. i went cold. and i said, chemotherapy. that means she has cancer. like how could my 4-year-old baby have cancer? >> reporter: lymph phoenix maher family would soon learn. >> my mom told me in that i told her about what is cancer and then she started crying. she went to find a quiet place and i got pretty scared. >> reporter: eight months of chemotherapy took its toll. >> i think that was the most difficultest part ever. >> reporter: but it left karen wanting to help other children. >> one time i told my teacher, how can a little kid have
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this morning on "world news now," another not guilty verdict for an officer in the freddie gray case. >> protesters hit the streets as all members of the baltimore police force were called in to keep the peace. more just ahead. hillary clinton trying to shake bernie sanders but overnight he's vowing to fight on, saying the democratic national convention will likely be a messy one. this as a new social media post from donald trump's camp attacks bill clinton. the tsa's top security official has been remove after reports he receive aid plum bonus despite issue of an issue at the nation's busiest airport. will the move help ease growing security lines? and hoverboard hijinks. the viral video of a girl taking a spin on the popular toy but wait until you see what happens when she starts to spin out of
control. that's "the mix" on then tuesday, may 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm phillip mena. let's get right to our top story this half hour. the acquittal of a police officer in the freddie gray case. it calls into question the cases against five other officers charged in the case. >> abc's chuck severe sten has more on the response in baltimore. >> reporter: police keeping a tense quiet on the streets of baltimore, but the anger was up full volume at the courthouse where officer edward nero walked in facing years behind bars and walked out a free man. >> that could be my child. i don't want that for my child. >> police don't go to jail like we do. >> reporter: he was charged with four counts of assaults and endangerment as he held him before he was handcuffed before putting him in a police van.
near row was not in the van that will carried gray as he was placed unrestrained on the floor. somehow his spine was servered. when he died a week later, baltimore exploded in jail. the judge clears officer near row of all charges saying there was no evidence that the defendant intended for a crime to occur. >> had he been found guilty of these crimes, officers across the country would feel they could not arrest people that they could not do their jobs. >> reporter: six officers were originally charged in the death, the first case ended in a mistrial after a hung jury. the next trial in two weeks is the most serious, a murder case against the driver of the van. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york a death rote inmate in the georgia could ask for a new trial after a court found prosecutors barred african-americans from being on his jury. timothy foster was convicted in 1987 for the murder of an
elderly white woman. the court said records that surfaced decades later showed a concerted effort to exclude black jurors. the high court ruled 7-1 with charns thomas dissenting. syria is blaming other middle eastern countries for a wave of deadly bombings. the seven blasts killed at least 80 people in coastal cities, the first time the cities have been hit in the five-year civil war. the targets included bus station, a power station and a hospital. isis is claiming responsibility but the syrian government blames turkey, qatar, and saudi arabia. >> more than 2600 migrants were rescued in the past 24 hours in the mediterranean. the italian navy which released had this video participated in the operation along with malta, ireland and doctors without boarders. they were using riktetty rafts and rubber boats to try to reach africa. >> federal investigators will be looking into the cause ever cause of a deadly plane crash in har. a sky diving plane crashed and
burned just after takeoff on the island of kauai. it's believed the pilot, two instructors and two jumpers were on board at the time. and another small plane dplash hawaii. this one off of han lulu. the aircraft was approaching the airport when it crash landed into the water. two lifeguards swam out to help the passengers on board and then a jet ski rescued all four. underwater images show the small plane right where it crash landed in the water. a plane than had just taken off from the denver airport was forced to return after a bird strike. abc's kayna whitworth has the details. >> reporter: the terrifying emergency landing playing out just moments after takeoff. the virgin america flight taking off just before noon, headed from denver to san francisco. 122 passengers and five crew onboard. the pilot radioing for help, declaring an emergency. the airbus 320 suffering a bird strike, according to denver international airport.
>> virgin 864, you know where the bird strike was? >> we're assuming it's the right engine. >> reporter: you can see the flight path here. they were in the air less than 20 minutes, landing back on a neighboring runway without incident. virgin america saying in a statement, "the safety of the passengers and crew was never in question." but it's a very real fear in the air. birds striking planes. just weeks ago, a bird denting the front of this dallas-bound american airlines flight, forcing it to return to seattle. and that landing on the hudson river in new york city in 2009. thankfully no, one was injured but bird strikes are a major concern. and according to the faa, they cause more than $300 million in damage every year. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. canena, thank you. there's been a shake-up at the tsa. its top security official has been replaced a month after accusations he had received $90,000 in bonuses despite poor management. and new leadership team is now in charge of passenger screening
at chicago's o'hare airport. o'hare had some of the worst problems was long lines for screening. now to the race for the white house where bernie sanders is predicting that the democratic convention could be messy. sanders insists he will condemn any violence but added that democracy is not always nice, quiet and gentle. and he's urging the party to be more inclusive. meanwhile hillary clinton called for party unity as she ripped into donald trump at a union convention in detroit, this time slamming his business record. >> he could bankrupt america like he's bankrupted his companies. i mean, ask yourself. how can anybody lose money running a casino. really. >> and donald trump is stepping up his attacks on bill clinton with a new video posted on instagram using audio from two women who accused the former president of sexual assault. >> like many community college graduates this time of year, ta nearby abraham is trying to decide which school to attend next year.
unlike most, he is only 12 years old. >> he was only allowed to take his first community college class if his mother also took the class with him because he was only 7 years old. soon he was explaining relativity to her. he expects to become a medical doctor by the age of 18. he says he's just a normal kid who enjoys video games. >> and will be very wealthy one day. >> and walking across the stage to pick up his diploma was a bigger milestone for mica mcdade. because mica had never walked before. he's will had cerebral palsy since birth and had been practicing for commencement for months. >> getting out of his cheech surprised his classmates and families. rightly so, they gave him a standing ovation, his parents weeping tears of joy. of course, they were not the only ones. such a touching moment and what a moment to show. his klatt mates and families and the rift of the world what he accomplished on this day of
academic accomplishment all he's been through. >> he's undergone a number of operations, lots of physical therapy and still doctors told him he would never walk. so what a day to show that if you really put your mind to something and to defy all the expectations. a great inspirational story there. >> you get chills. >> coming up later "the mix," a pair of electrifying musical tribute ooze. >> and a whale stuck in a net along a new jersey shore gets help from some human friends. >> and later a trip through the hall of fame of laughter. touching back the clock to see how far comedy has come. barry mitchell gives us that hilarious report. check out our behind the scenes pics on abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." for dog hair and dirt i use resolve pet foam. spray it on evenly. rub it in. and then i vacuum.
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a humpback whale is enjoying some newfound freedom off the coast of new jersey. that's because a group of fishermen rescued the whale from a fishing net. the men had called the coast guard but when they were told it would be hour before a boat could respond, they took matters into their own hands. >> unfortunately, it did not turn out so well for another whale. a drone video caught the feeding frenzy of dozens of tiger sharks as they for the whale's carcass to shreds in australia. it's not known if they killed the whale or it was already
dead. but a tourist cruise boat happened by. killer drew peterson is back in court, this time accused of trying to have a prosecutor killed. in yesterday's bombshell testimony, a fellow inmate said peterson offered him $10,000 to help murder the prosecutor. the informant also testified he confessed to kill is lis fourth wife stacy peterson peterson's body has never been found. >> there's a major new development in one of the nation's biggest murder cases. the accuses killer of chandra levy is getting a new trial. >> the young washington intern was murdered 15 years ago. the defense is now pointing the finger at a california congressman who had an affair with her. abc's david wright has the latest. >> reporter: bombshell new allegations in a sensational washington murder case. could a congress man's alleged secret sex life have been the motive for murder in the allegation being made for the man sentenced to of 0 years in prison for killing chandra levy.
she was a 24-year-old washington intern who disappeared 15 years ago this month. >> we just big anyone who has information to please call it in. >> reporter: her murder one of the biggest stories that summer. juan deke, a legal immigrant from el salvador was convicted based on a jailhouse confession to other inmates. it was later set aside. he's facing a new trial this fall. now his lawyers have filed a blockbuster motion zeroing in on levy's relationship with former congressman gary condit claiming aggressive sex involving bondage may have killed her. a pair of knotted tights found nearby. defense attorneys say condit may have used them to retrain levy during a rough sex act gone wrong. chandra leave have i's parents are split over the defense efforts to re-evaluate his possible role. >> condit was fooling around and
doing that but it doesn't prove that he's the murderer. >> young women can be caught up in the web of predators or powerful people and you don't know what happened to them. >> reporter: the defense motion claims condit had a powerful motive to either kill and or cover up the circumstances of her death whether her death was intentional or accidental. at the time, condit told abc's connie chung he's innocent. >> congressman condit, do you know what happened to chandra levy? >> no, i do not. >> did you kill chandra leave have i? >> i did not. >> david wright, abc news, new york. >> it's a big one. that case was considered to be possibly the next o.j. case. we were all distracted because 9/11 happened around the same time. the fact it's coming back into the spotlight could be major. >> backing in 2001, condit refused to submit to a polygraph test submitted by the d.c. police but his attorney said he actually passed one of those tests by a privately hired
person there. so still after all these years, still puzzling. > his attorney saying this theory has already been unequivocally rejected. we'll have to see,000 all plays out. >> coming up in our next half hour, the mother arrest ford what her son did during a family vacation. she let her 11-year-old son drive a golf cart. but was her arrest justified? what she is charged with and what she is now saying this morning. >> first, who's your favorite comic? we'll tell you why the comics of the past have had so much influence on who we love today. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "worl p?p?o?gv
>> deletes this thing. ♪ ♪ hey, politics and foreign wars, all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka >> no, no need to check your calendar. it is not friday yet. but our polka maestro barry mitchell had a little something special for thus morning. >> he's a musician but also a comedian. he sat down with the human encyclopedia of come couldy to find out why those comic legends of the past are so important to the genre of today. >> comedy addresses its generation. it speaks to its generation. it makes people laugh because it's relating to them. to go into any comedy club, the top hack eyed subject matter is tinder, uber and bill cosby. >> we're at the stan comedy club in new york city with comedy
historian cliff nester rof. who would be a ground breaking female comedian we maybe never heard of? >> there was a woman jamed jean carole. she was around in the 1930s, '40s and early 1950s. >> always showering me with presents like when i went on my honeymoon. he gave me a matching set of luggage. three shopping bags. >> initially considered a novelty and maybe the first modern female standup comedian. >> i was fascinated by dick gregory, the first black comedian to sbeg gray the playboy clubs. >> very much so. for years and years and years, standsup comedy was segregated. you had the chitlin' circuit and the rest of the circuit. dick gregory came along and he was the comedy hit of 1961. and because he was the first black comedian to address a mainstream white audience in nightclubs across america, he had to be very meticulous how he
wrote his act. he got joke books from a dime store, you know, mother-in-law jokes and my wife is a bad cook. he would open with those types of jokes. once he had the audience laughing at those kinds of jokes, then he hit them hard with jokes about all the issues that were affecting black america in the early '60s. >> and they listened? >> they listen and they laughed. >> got a little snow down there in georgia for the first time in 100 years. i had a cousin damn near got killed after that snow. he thought he was leaning up against a snow bank and it turned out to be a ku klux klan rally. >> one of the themes in my book is influence. louis c.k.'s influence was george carlin. george carlin is not a surprise. the you be known come public. >> murray langston. >> yeah, yeah. >> they gave me this permanent wave. >> he told one-liner jokes. he was very popular for a while in america. louis c.k. went on stage and did
the unknown comic's act. it makes the unknown comic more important than you might think. you would dismiss him but he inspires one of the biggest comedians in america today. >> the comedians, drunks, thieves and skounld drews and the history of the american comedy by cliff nest ter rove. >> i must be really good. >> and, of course. >> here's cliff's book right here senator cliff's book is available in bookstores and amazon. i love the take on the unknown comics and how much influence they've had. >> we all know about louis c.k. we don't know -- it's interesting to hear how he got his influence. i never heard of the unknown comic. >> you look at certain, they were talking about one-liner comics. mitch hedberg has gone on to inspire many others but not so many people know about him either, or steven lynch. i'm a huge fan of comedy. i loved hearing about all of that. i might give this one a read.
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k-y touch. all right. time now for "the mix." and with the billboard music awards we were talking about madonna's tribute with stevie wonder to prince. great performance. >> absolutely. >> i have one that might top that. meet the sin pay theed ladies, they are a tap group. and this is their tribute to prince with "when doves cry." check this out. ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> wow. >> just perfectly in sync. they do not miss a single step. a single beat. they were actually on "good morning america" when they tapped to beyonce's "formation." i think they've outdone themselves with this one. >> you can tell how talented they are. look at that. any tribute to prince, he did
it -- they did it justice right there. it looks so good. >> flawless. through flawless. >> another tribute to another legend, michael jackson, we all remember the song "smooth criminal," one of my favorites. >> great video, too. >> absolutely. there's a cover done in tokyo, japan we want to play for you by a goal named two cellos. listen to these two guys doing "smooth criminal." ♪ down there. they're originally did the cover back in 2011. >> what i love about these guys is the first time they did this and they put the video out that, video went viral. this was just another performance of it, yet now this one is going viral yet again because no one got enough the first time. >> it was posted today. it already has 50,000 views. >> absolutely. well, something else that unfortunately for a little girl is also going viral is this video of what not to do on a
hoverboard. you see the sister there, she's kind of stuck in a hoverboard turn. listen to her ask her sister for help. jami, what she keeps saying is jamie, jamie, i can't stop. jamie, rather than helping her sister kind of sends her into a larger spin, which eventually sent her crashing into the wall. and her mother's reaction was jami, you were supposed to help her but we're told she's just fine. the wall, on the other hand, the wall's not so fine. but her sister's getting a kick out of this. >> with that kind of spin, nothing good was going to come of that. >> jami does not do very well under pressure. >> drywall. unless you live in oklahoma city, everyone loves step curry. step curry, the mvp of the league right now. look at this little kid. it's his doppelganger. his name is landon. adorable. he's got 35,000
this morning on "world news now," there's a lot of back and forth in the race for the white house. hillary clinton mocks donald trump's business record as trump releases a video with some ugly accusations about bill clinton. and bernie sanders is hinting at division among the democrats at the convention. new efforts in the search for missing egyptair flight 804. investigators holding out hope that the plane's black boxes once found will reveal the cause of the crash and if terrorism played a role. >> and new this half hour, severe storms are giving an unseasonable look to some of the regions. >> heavy hail coming down in this pennsylvania town looking there like it's still winter and the spring storms across the country certainly not welcome especially when those funnel clouds loom. and jojo is back after getting her heart broken by ben in the bachelor" last season,
jojo kicked offseason 12 of the bachelorette with 26 men vying for her heart. that count is already down to 20. our analyst here in "the skinny" on this tuesday, may 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> and i'm diane macedo. i think a lot of people are looking forward to that bachelorette" analysis. we'll have that coming up. first tensions rising among the democrats as the primary season kind of starts to wrap up >> bernie sanders is predicting that the democratic convention could be messy. sanders promised to condemn any form of violence but he said he's hoping to see a platform that reflects the needs of working families, the poor and the young > with hillary clinton expected to clinch the nomination in two weeks, she's now facing some of donald trump's nastiest attacks. we get the latest on that from abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: new polls show donald trump with momentum,
catching up to hillary clinton. the race now a dead heat. and that momentum not stopping trump from digging up former president bill clinton's past sex scandals. >> i was very nervous. >> reporter: even using the voice of monica lewinsky. the trump campaign posting this video with an image of clinton smoking a cigar and audio of other women who raised accusations about sexual misconduct against the former president. the trump video then ending with this. hillary clinton laughing, with the words "here we go again," the clinton campaign saying that type of tactic won't work with voters. and just last week, hillary said this when pressed about decades-old accusations against her husband resurfacing. >> do you ever feel compelled to defend your honor, the honor of your husband? >> no. >> with statements that he's making that go to the core of the relationship? >> no. not at all. i know that that's exactly what he is fishing for and, you know, i'm not going to be responding. >> reporter: in detroit, clinton
launching her own attack against trump describing him as an empty suit dangerous for america. >> he could bankrupt america like he's bankrupted his companies. i mean, ask yourself -- how can anybody lose money running a casino? really. >> reporter: and bill clinton putting the pressure on trump to release those tax returns. >> her opponent, who never tires of telling us how much richer he is than the rest of us, won't release his tax returns. >> tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> virginia governor terry mcauliffe is reportedly under federal investigation. the fbi apparently looking into donations to his gubernatorial campaign. an attorney from his campaign says the governor has not been told he's being investigated. it's not clear what specific donations are under scrutiny, and the justice department has declined to comment. >> the head of the veterans affairs is under fire for comparing wait times at va
hospitals to lines at disney world. bob mcdonald is charged with improving the agency after veterans experiences long wait times for appointments. some died before getting treatment. mcdonald says the wait times should not be used as a measure of success. >> days to an appointment is really not what we should be measuring. when you go to disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? what's important? what's important is what's your satisfaction with the experience. >> mcdonald also said wait times have improved but a report from the congressional watch daurks the gao says jets vets enrolling for the first time south carolina still wait months to be seen. overseas, president obama is spending another day in vietnam. he pushed for closer ties and pressed the government to improve human rights. last night the president enjoys a $6 dinner with chef anthony bourdain. >> also in asia, four people
died on mt. everest. rescue efforts are also under way for two climbers missing since saturdaysed. two of those dead climbers died i've alert attack. one suffered a foughtal fall and the other died of altitude sickness. >> a french ship has joined search efforts for the black boxes from egyptair flight 804. six days after the plane went down, questions remain about the last moments of that doomed flight. abc's marci gonzalez has more on the search for answers. >> reporter: the u.s. navy flying day and night above the mediterranean sea find morgue wreckage believed to be from egyptair flight 804. while below this french sonar ship and an egyptian submarine scan the deep seafloor searching for pinks from the plane's black boxes. >> we will announce when we get close to them or identify where they are. >> reporter: the airbus's data transmission system indicated smoke on board moments before the plane dropped from radar. investigators counting on the
black boxes to determine if that was caused by a mechanical failure or possibly a bomb. though some experts caution even if the flight data recorders are found, those details could remain a mystery. >> there's a concern if there was a total electrical fire some of that really valuable data that was supposed to be transmitted to the black boxes may have been cut off, as well. >> reporter: loved ones of the 66 people who were on board desperately waiting for answers, honoring the lives lost as this man reflexes on how close he came to being on that flight, changing his reservation just the day before. now calling himself the luckiest man in the world. meanwhile, the first remains found have been sent to cairo where dna testing is now under way. phillip and diane? >> marci, thank you. here in the u.s., severe weather slamming the central u.s. a tornado touched down in northern oklahoma last evening and was almost stationary for a few minutes. and it's beginning to look a lot
like christmas again in central pennsylvania after a hailstorm south of harrisburg. the hail wasn't very big but there was a lot of it, and it came down fast covering roads and yards before finally melting. the hail also blocked storm sewers creating minor flooding. a hailstorm in billings, montana, had some residents scurrying for cover on two legs and four. check this out. that happened. >> ah. >> it is a pig. one resident watching from his porch exclaimed, holy cow, but realized look, it's not a cow. it's a pig. >> the little guy had escaped from its pen and then was frightened by the hail. he went to hide under a car. the damage in other parts of billings was so severe, first responders were using, we kid you not, ham radio to coordinate their efforts. >> cannot make that stuff up. >> how about that. >> ham radio. >> oh the poor little pig. i hope he escaped the storm okay
>> hail storms are scary. and pigs are smart. just as smart as dogs, so i've heard. >> all right. going to get one as a pet? >> that remains to be seen. >> lots of people do. coming up, the mother arrested during a family vacation for letting her underage son drive a golf cart. authorities say there were strict rules against it, but was it justified to arrest his mom and throw her in jail. and prisoner of her heart. more than two dozen men lining up for jojo in the season premiere of "the bachelorette" with six guys already eliminated. our analyst is here in "the skinny," but first, here's a look at today's temperatures. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ♪ approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling.
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it took almost two hours to free the driver of this truck fromity cab. the semi had hit the base of a large highway sign so hard, that the sign supports pushed into the cab. the driver had swerved to avoid a collision on the highway and then ran off the road. he's now being called a hero. luckily the oil tanker was empty at the time and no one else was injured. >> and this vehicle was a lot smaller but a golf cart actually caused a giant problem from one family vacationing in north carolina. >> it was a mother. she found herself behind bars after allowing her 11-year-old son to drive a golf cart. abc's ryan smith has the story. >> what is this guy doing? >> placing her under arrest is what he's doing. >> reporter: when julie mall was stopped by police on posh bald head island, she told "the charlotte observer" this was the last thing she expected. >> and then he pushes me down into the ground, puts his knee on my back. >> reporter: why? she let her underage son drive a golf cart.
her husband recording. the mother of two handcuffed and lauter jailed in leg irons. police charging her with resisting arrest and child abuse. the video raising new questions about the limits of police conduct during arrests. the idyllic island off the coast of north carolina, accessible only by boat, and the only way to get around? by golf cart. the arresting officer claiming the malls were intoxicated, uncooperative and obstinate. the charges eventually dropped, but for julie mall, the incident won't soon be forgotten. >> now i just have the memory of being shoved to the ground by some guy for reasons i can't even fathom. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. this incident actually happened last july but the family is just now publicly talking about it. >> you know, the mother said that no question she was wrong. she knows you have to be 16 and have a license to drive the carts. but she said her issue is she
felt the police were very hostile and aggressive toward her. >> video is pretty compelling there. >> maybe lessons learned on both sides on this one. when we come back, "the bachelorette" is back and so is our very own analyst. >> what happened last night in the ballroom? "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this fro
♪ skinny, so skinny it is "skinny" time. >> i don't know if i've ever been so excited for a skinny. >> yeah, it's coming. just wait here. we're going to start with the premiere of "the bachelorette" right here on abc. dozens of guys hoping to make a good impression last night. >> the bachelorette herself is a familiar face. another familiar face, our own senior bachelorette analyst jack sheehan. >> here we go. i brought the roses. here we go. >> look at that. >> great season of "the bachelorette" right here on abc. who is "the bachelorette"? the bachelorette is jojo fletcher. there she is. she's a real estate developer from dallas. you might recall, she came in second place on last season's "is the bachelor." she looks enhanced right there on the beach. looking good and ready to roll. she said she's ready for love "bring on the men." >> yeah. >> so let's bring on the men. 26 of them in all.
there were plenty of strange entrances. we had one dude was dressed as -- that's the guy who brought a bottle of wine. we may, as well go right from the bottle. >> smart move. >> we had santa claus come to town a little early. >> creepy. >> we had guitar playing, the whole nine yards. all in all, we had three james, james f., james s., and james taylor. we had a guy on a fake unicorn. a guy on a motorcycle. there were two nicks. st. nick. there was a guy who brought his own acapella group. >> that was my favorite. >> i thought carmelo anthony was going to be out. >> that guy was good. he might be around for a while. >> not just net acapella group, all for one. >> they hung around for a while, too. that was good. this guy's doing splits. he's going to hurt snimz it looks like he fell. >> i should say, there were two nicks. one was saint nick, one nick s. thankfully no nick v as
long-time fans of the show will realize. one guy, the canadian named daniel, this is the traditional drunk guy on the first night. >> oh, wow. >> he stripped down to his underwear. he jumped in the pool. everybody was like, what's this dude doing? somehow, he did a lot of flexing, all of that. >> don't tell me he survived the first date. >> he certainly did. we'll call this weirdo the producer's pick. somehow he got a rose. another guy who got a rose is jordan rodgers who is the younger brother of packers quarterback aaron rodgers. >> no mystery as to why, by the way. >> exactly. exactly. this guy's got good hair. he's a former pro football player. i don't think he took a snap that mattered in the nfl. if he did, i missed it. anyway, they had good chemistry all along. he got the only real kiss of the night. jordan rodgers gets the first impression rose. >> he looks a lot like aaron, too.
>> i'm not sure jojo is so concerned with his football skills. i'll go out on a limb on that. >> we'll see how he can handle himself elsewhere. you get the idea. fantasy suite, here we come. at the rose ceremony, there were 26 guys that started this whole mess. 20 of them survived, including st. nick and daniel, the producer's pick. anyway, as for picks and i literally just decided this as i was sitting back at the desk back there, i am going to say the analyst is going to say that robby, robby, the former competitive swimmer who we saw drinking wine straight from the bottle, robby is the guy who will be down on one knee proposing marriage to jojo at the end of this whole thing. we'll see. >> laying down a prediction on day one. >> that's the deal. analyst is out.
>> jack sheehan, thank you so much. a little clap for jack. thank you, jack. >> so the lesson there is bring wine on the first date. >> there you go. >> you might be able to win. and don't forget that jo jorks by the way, he said lives in dallas. if it doesn't seem to work out, i'm there now. >> you're putting yourself out there. >> jojo, phillip mena. >> see how this all plays out. >> next to the action in the ballroom on dancing with the stars." >> last night was part one of season 22's finale. we all held our breath watching our own ginger zee pirouetting through a routine with an injured pelvis. she scored a 28 out of 30. >> their second dance was a '40s throw back to the era of fred and, of course, ginger rogers where they scored a perfect 30. >> nyle dimarco kicked it up a notch with the quick step. but couldn't quite keep up the pace. he scored a 27. >> the quick step's tough. but bringing the judges to
tears, this was his freestyle routine. it was a touching dedication to deafness and the fact that he is deaf. >> they danced to the "sounds of silence" and scored a perfect 30. he even got emotional toward the end as they were interviewing him after this performance. >> this was the most emotional part of the entire night. moving. really strong performance. then switching gears, slamming things into high gear, paige vanzant, a fireball in that sequinned dress with those insane dips and body wrap arounds and spins. >> len said she didn't move her hips enough. i didn't see it. i thought there was some serious hip action going on. >> those hips are definitely moving. she scored a near perfect 29. >> she nailed it with a perfect score for "over the rainbow," this elaborate choreography dedicated to the fact she overcame bullying as a kid. the whole thing brought people to tears also. in fact, her instructor there said he's been doing the show
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♪ don't let me down, don't let me down, down, down ♪ ♪ don't let me down, don't let me down ♪ ♪ don't let me down >> has a new album out? i didn't know that. >> yes, they do. i do love that song. i bet it keeps climbing the charts. but music was much different way back in 1997. we were rapping to the spice girls, listening to hansen, president clinton was in office. >> radiohead. >> that's right.
mortgage rates were 7% and we were all flocking to the theaters to see "titanic." >> that was the year the world welcomed its first surviving set of septuplets. so where are they now? here's abc's david muir. >> this is a special report. >> reporter: peter jennings, breaking the news. >> there has been a substantial increase in the population of carlisle, iowa. >> reporter: america witnessing the historic nature of what just had happened. >> kenneth, nathaniel -- >> reporter: born in 1997, they were the world's first set of septuplets to survive. >> all healthy. >> reporter: some spending weeks, others months in intensive care, getting stronger. and months later, americans would watch the homecoming. >> the mccaughey seven. >> reporter: mom and dad carrying one baby at a time, and just look at them lined up. and when the final baby came home -- >> everybody's home, everybody's happy. >> reporter: the real journey would begin. and 17 years later, the mccaughey septuplets today. >> hi, my name is nathan mccaughey. >> i'm joe mccaughey. >> i'm alexis mccaughey. >> i'm kelsey mccaughey. >> i'm brandon mccaughey.
>> my name is natalie. >> i'm kenny mccaughey. >> just like having seven best friends. >> reporter: seven best friends who all graduated from high school this weekend. >> nathan roy mccaughey. >> reporter: each name followed by another diploma for a mccaughey. in that group, seven brothers and sisters america first celebrated all those years ago. david muir, abc news, new york. that's awesome. i love that. >> uh-huh. incredible. all those years later. i don't think they're going to be suffering from empty nest syndrome any time soon. >> the parents say they just are fine seeing them all go off, especially so successful. what is this? >> everybody loves diane. seven of them. >> lots of hair colors and hairstyles there. maybe i should try some of those out. >> one happy family. ♪ we are family >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomnia
making news in america this morning, fighting words from several of the presidential candidates. hillary clinton is going after donald trump's business record. this while bernie sanders makes a new prediction about the democratic convention and trump launches his harshest attack yet against former president bill clinton. then president obama's historic trip to vietnam. talking this morning about his concerns for that country and taking some time to share a meal with a well-known world traveling celebrity chef. talk about a tough spot to be in. it took hours for rescuers to free the driver of this truck ahead. hear the reason why that driver is being called a hero. michael jackson like you've never heard him before. ♪ the cello playing stars with