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campaign violence. donald trump responds to the protests at campaign rallies. the blame game from the republican front runner. >> new this half hour, a violent scene inside a busy shopping mall. >> caught on camera, the man posing as the easter bunny is seen losing his cool and in the middle of a brawl. who broke it up and who is investigating. >> wow. and later in "the skinny,"" birthday bash. that would be reese witherspoon who she only turns 40 once. you'll see the superstars who sang and celebrated the big event in "the skinny" on this monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm lauren lyster. we begin with the big news. president obama in cuba. upon his arrival in havana he was greet bid top cuban officials. cuban president raul castro was not among them. >> mr. obama and castro will he meet today, however and the
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honor tonight at a formal state dinner. abc's arlet saenz is in havana. good morning. >> reporter: president obama stepped into the history books becoming the first american president to set foot on cuban soil in nearly nine decades. air force one landed in havana for the first time carrying the president of the united states. the last president to visit cuba arrived on a battleship. >> back in 1928, president coolidge came on a battle ship. it took him three days to get here. it only took me three hours. >> reporter: president obama strolled through the rainy streets of old havana, prompting cheers from cubans lining the roads. the president's three-day visit comes 15 months after the u.s. restored diplomatic relations with cuba. the white house is hoping this trip will cement the president's cuba policy. >> this is a historic visit. and it's a historic opportunity. >> reporter: today the president will meet with cuban president
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one year after they first met face to face in panama. but there's one famous cuban the president won't see. the iconic revolutionary leader fidel castro. the president will also take his message directly to the cuban people, delivering a speech to a crowd of thousands and meeting with political dissidents on tuesday. he'll even catch a baseball game between the tampa bay rays and cuba's national team. all part of an effort to the forge a closer relationship between the u.s. and cuba. arlet saenz, abc news, havana. >> and with so much history being made in cuba, david muir sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with the president tonight. you'll ethat report on "world news now." a suspect in the paris attacks captured friday was apparently planning more violence. salah abdeslam was charged in connection with the attacks. investigators say they found heavy weapons during the
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abdeslam's capture. he was taken into custody not very far from his family home. a marine everybody southern california identified as the victim of a rocket attack in iraq this weekend. staff sergeant lewis cardin of temecula was killed saturday at a coalition base. he was deployed with the 26th marine expeditionary unit which arrived in iraq about a week ago. the marines are providing are protection for the military advisors in that region. in central indiana, one sheriff's deputy is dead, another wounded after a gun battle at a mobile home. about 50 miles north of indianapolis. the suspect is also dead. the deputies were trying to serve a pair of warrants for drug related offenses. here's more everywhere abc's gio benitez. >> we got two officers down. we need somebody. >> reporter: you're listening to the moment two indiana deputies serving a warrant ended up in a gun battle. >> fired, county! >> we got shots fired.
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>> reporter: 27-year-old deputy carl koontz and 35-year-old sergeant jordan buckley coming face to face with a gunman when they went into a house. the deputies returning gunfire, but it was too late. koontz, less than three years on the force, dying from those wounds. buckley is still recovering. >> they got inside the residence and they were met with gunfire. we plan for it, but you're never fully prepared for that situation, if it is truly unknown to us. the alleged suspect is dead tonight. his identity has not been released. >> investigators in western pennsylvania say a retired state trooper was behind a toll booth robbery which turned deadly. clarence brigs was killed in a shoot-out with on duty troopers. they say he robbed two toll collectors at gunpoint. one collector was killed, as well along with a security guard. >> donald trump's campaign is making a move to reduce violence at trump's events. more security personnel will now be hired from now on. at trump's larger gatherings
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over the weekend. the blame for those incidents according to trump should be placed on protesters. abc's mary bruce has more. >> reporter: it's the most a protester at this trump rally in tucson escorted out when a trump supporter sucker-punches him, pulls him to the ground, and repeatedly kicks him. the supporter, arrested. but donald trump seeming to blame the man who was hit. >> these people are very these are not innocent lambs. >> but does that excuse punching and kicking a protester? >> well, you know, he or his partner was wearing a ku klux klan outfit. this happened to be an african-american man who was very, very incensed at the fact that somebody, a protester, would be wearing a ku klux klan outfit. >> reporter: fact is, the man who was punched was wearing a stars and stripes shirt. still, trump on "this week" says protesters share responsibility for the unrest. >> at what point do people blame the protesters? these are people that are professional agitators. >> so, you're blaming the
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protester? >> no, i'm saying this, these too. >> reporter: trump also defending his campaign manager, corey lewandowski, after grabbing a protester by the collar. watch again. lewandowski in the grey suit. >> i give him credit for having spirit. he wanted them to take down those horrible profanity-laced signs. >> reporter: this is the second time lewandowski has been accused of getting physical at a rally. he also allegedly grabbed a female reporter. but trump standing by his campaign manager, bringing lewandowski onstage at his last now, trump was pressed today about his prediction that his supporters will riot if he trump says he'll tell them not to, but suggests it could happen anyway, saying they are "fervent." house. >> in the meantime on the democratic side, bill clinton will be on the campaign trail in washington state today stumping for his wife. clinton's event yesterdayness
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primary in that state. and there are also democratic nominating contests tomorrow in utah and idaho. hillary clinton hosts an event herself tonight in phoenix. and bernie sanders will be be hoping for more big crowds today at his events in idaho and utah. sanders attracted thousands of people at rallies across washington state, the largest in seattle, 10,000 people inside. more than 7,000 outside. washington's democratic caucuses are on saturday. the northeast coast is bracing for moderate to heavy snow on the first day you have spring in time for the morning commute. with flurries falling on new york city overnight east of the city on long island, several inches of snow are expected. the boston area is also expecting heavy snow overnight. half a foot or more by daybreak. boston schools will be closed. connecticut schools are also closed or delayed because of slick roads. >> so in today's forecast in the meantime, the rest of the northeast will get no more than
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melt away a little later on in the day because you see those temperatures. some frost overnight in the south. a new storm is moving in from the pacific bringing rain to the northwest and snow to the mountains. >> northeast in the 40s to low 50s. good-bye snow. in the 60s in the south. upper 40s in the upper midwest and our hot spot today, phoenix at 94 degrees. >> wow. scorcher there. we're expecting some modest product announcements from apple today. the company isn't saying, of course, but analysts expect we'll see a new iphone, new ipad. the phone will be more the size of the 5 but less expensive for the 6 intended for price conscious customer who's think smaller is better. the new ipad will be a mid range option. >> smaller price tag is better for those customers. twitter is celebrating its
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originally it was spelled t-w-t-t-e-r. it is a publicly traded company. it's become a major force in social media and really in all media. one of the first things president obama did upon arriving in cuba, for example, was send a tweet. analysts do point out the company is still not making money. >> yeah, his tweet saying cuba, what's happening. seen all around. >> but probably not in cuba where only 5% get the internet. kind of interesting. >> it's getting there. going to the mall to take pictures with the easter bunny should be a happy time, right? >> in theory. but it didn't turn out that way at one new jersey mall. after its resident easter bunny got tangled up in a brawl. oh, my gosh. it's so bizarre to see a headless bunny doing that. it's hard to see in the chaos. the bunny is wearing his blue jacket with no head and no floppy ears but those pants are the dead giveaway. >> yeah, he was separated from
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then he pulled his gloves off and went back for more till security guards subdued him. it's unclear what started the brawl. mall officials aren't necessarily talking about it. >> but how many kids were disturbed in the process of seeing the easter bunny do that? >> yeah. all right. maybe he'll be next year's santa claus, as well. we'll see. >> you can only hope, right. >> coming up in "the skinny," super hero embarrassment for henry cavill and ben affleck showing up for a film premiere. >> the bald eagles welcomed into the world with million frds people discreetly watching. why the baby birds were so wildly anticipated. >> the dangerous of walking while texting. why one state is now trying to make the practice illegal. you're watching "world news now." . >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by resolve. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by
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a 17-year-old pilot had to make an emergency landing on a wichita, kansas golf course after his engine failed. the tine and his girlfriend had saved up money to rent the plane for a trip to nashville over spring break. they were almost home when they ran into engine trouble. both were treated for a few broken bones but he's getting lots of praise for landing in the open space and avoiding some nearby homes. kind of a bummer. if you're one of those people that has trouble walking and chewing gum, then the whole walking and texting thing is probably out of the question but it doesn't mean you don't do it. >> we practice it all the time. and that's what some lawmakers are trying to do by banning it what they call a high risk habit. >> reporter: a new push to make this a criminal offense, distracted walking. > even headphones are bad.
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where you're going. >> reporter: so dangerous -- >> i've been caught a couple of times about to get hit by a car. >> reporter: a new jersey assembly woman introduced a bill making violators subject to the a fine or 15 days in jail. the bill states it you're in a croc walk, your phone has to be put away and hands free. one after the other in just an hour, pedestrians caught texting in new york city where it is legal. as cameras capture mishaps of distracted walking. this man nearly runs into a california neighborhood in california while the robber in london takes advantage of this guy's distraction. recent numbers show a 10% spike in pedestrian fatalities in the first six months of last year. >> the smartphone is the newest and arguably one of the most dangerous forms of distraction. >> reporter: now lawmakers hoping to stop this in inincreasingly dangerous habit
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>> many lawmakers are saying this is basically akin to jaywalking. it's illegal in so many states and communities, why shouldn't this be illegal, as well. >> you never know when a bear is going to be around the corner. there's also this. is there a higher penalty if you are using one of these phones? >> one of those. >> if this law goes into effect. >> we call it old school. that's -- those are the days magazine and using that. >> big phone. i like it. >> what's right on magazine? >> that was my question. i'm not going to lie. >> the kids know it. from the '90s. coming up, the all-star birthday bash featuring a private taylor swift concert. >> sounds like fun. who wore it better, batman or
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the warwick on sunset boulevard. many stars shared the fun on social media including kate hudson. >> witherspoon hired quite the house spoon within taylor swift performing. reese sang on stage with keith urban playing guitar on there had lynyrd skynyrd crowd-pleaser. "sweet home alabama"sweet home al bam >> an she looks great and sounds great. we'll tell you the other guests included matthew mcconaughey, robert downey junior, jennifer aniston and justin theroux. >> there were quite a few folks there. the guest of honor was her mama who flew in from tennessee for the event. happy birthday. >> speaking of celebrations, beyonce kicked offspring with early easter festivities starring little blue ivey carter, her daughter.
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4-year-old daughter a very cute tea party complete with photoshopped flower crowns, bunny ears and plenty of adorable smiles and blue super cool aunt solange joined in. >> beyonce shared photos with the caption happy spring. >> all righty. thank you. next two super heroes getting a lot of attention right now. batman and superman. >> yeah, at last night's new york premiere has fans buzzing but earlier in the weekend, mexico city hosted its own premiere with ben affleck who carpet. >> henry cavill, of course, there. them apart. both rocking a white suit. so cavill with the three-piece option and affleck with a slightly more relaxed look. now the real question is, what would bruce wayne and clark kent do in this situation. >> they would change into their
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>> who wore it better? i'm going with henry. >> i'm going to go with ben. >> i'm going henry. >> something for everyone. finally a dvr alert. tonight is the season premiere of "dancing with the stars." >> the cast has been hard at work and there will be some slight adjustments in personnel. derek hough is out as well as his sister julianne hough and old judge len berman returning from sabbatical. >> the odds-on favorites according to bookies in las vegas. ginger zee is the top prospect. jodie sweetin from "fuller house" positioned as her top competition. >> and super bowl mvp von miller the favorite among the athletes. we'll see how it all shakes out tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central here on abc. alright kiddos! 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,
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i want to fly like an eagle to the sea fly like an eagle let my spirit carry me >> and with that in mind, a couple of baby bald eagles are internet superstars after millions of people watched their arrival into the world. >> they're pretty cute. webcams were focused on the new arrivals and the break through moments for both birds. abc's rachel smith was part of the excitement. >> reporter: the bird watchers across the country captivated by this baby bald eagle born in washington, d.c. the hatchling breaking free of its shell friday morning live on the national arboretum's webcam. the proud parents dubbed mr. president and the first lady seen doting on the patriotic people since its birth. the little fellow even caught on camera opening its mouth for mom. >> the bald eagle almost gone from our unite country has come
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>> reporter: the presidential couple the first nesting eagles in the area since 1947 are now taking turns caring for the chick keeping the northwest tidy, feeding the chick, mr. president even seen here flopping a fish into the nest before going back out to hunt. >> they're more like a modern family in the sense they both take turns sitting on the eggs, both go and hunts. they both brood the babies, both feed the babies. obsessed. #dc eagle cam trending worldwide. conservationists on the edge of their seats as that second egg finally breaks its way into the world almost 48 hours after its sibling. >> one of the greatest things that i think anybody could view is our national bird being hatched and being grown up. hopefully they'll show all this and to see that bird take its first flight, oh, my gosh. >> rachel smith, abc news, new york. >> this is much better than eating a rotting fish. a lot of flies on it.
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kille? experience i go es. >> wow. you are experienced. >> like eagle whisperer there. >> you should be right up there. >> i should tell you, you know, the sad part as much -- as cute as they are, there was no knowing the babies will actually survive. >> nature is unforgiving. >> i will tame them. >> you will? you'll come to their rescue. >> don't miss our updates on facebook @wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> this is abc's "world news
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two decades. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this monday morning on "world news now." president obama meets today with
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the president arriveds in havana late yesterday, the firstess leader to visit in nearly 90 years. full details on this trip straight ahead. >> the military has identified the marine killed in an isis rocket attack in northern iraq as staff sergeant louis cardin of temecula, california. eight other marines were hurt in the attacking. > a retired state trooper was behind a toll booth robbery that turned deadly. they say the former trooper killed a toll collector and security guard before he was shot dead by on duty troopers. >> and apple today will announce some new products but nothing revolutionary. analysts expect an updated iphone 5 and a midsized ipad. both moderately priced. the company could use a boost after lagging sales. those are some of our top stories on this monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone.
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hour with president obama in cuba. he has a jam packed schedule today including a meeting, of course, with cuban leader raul castro and a state dinner mr. obama will meet with cuban dissidents while in havana and take in a baseball game tomorrow behind the cuban national team and the tampa bay rays. abc's david muir is in havana. >> reporter: this moment 88 years in the making once unthinkable. the first family in canada. air force landing here in havana. a much different arrival from 88 years ago, president calvin coolidge sailing into havana on a battle ship. it was 1928 clearing crowds welcoming president coolidge. a reporter writing for the "new york times" back then saying his face was full of smiles. the streets then the streets now with cuban and american flags. and president obama seen smiling, too.
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to cuba just this past week. one of the first direct letters to arrive here in decades. the president writing to a cuban woman ileana yarza who had written the president before sharing her happiness and inviting president obama for coffee. hoping the envelope in her home, the u.s. cuba direct stamp there in the corner. president writing back hopefully i will have time to enjoy a couple cuban visit. the hope of this visit clear on so many fays and even on the playgrounds here they are aware of the history. we have not forgotten the children. robin telling me it will be great when the relations are better. thanks to the u.s., we're going to have a better economic situation. i asked all of them if diplomat ties with the u.s. is a good idea. >> si. >> the children raising their hands to the future. >> we'll have much more reporting from david muir in cuba later in half hour.
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the president for an exclusive interview from havana on "world news now." >> a lot of history being made there. amazing. donald trump says mr. obama should have gotten back on air force one and left cuba when he wasn't personally greeted by raul castro. trump's campaign says it will be hiring additional security at his events after two more violent incidents over the weekend including a protester being sucker punched and kicked by a trump protester. trump will soon release a list of up to ten judges he would consider nominating for the supreme court. bill clinton hit if the campaign trail stumping for his wife. clinton's event came ahead of tomorrow's arizona primary. there are also contests there for the democrats in utah and idaho. hillary clinton will host an event herself tonight in phoenix. >> investigators are examining the black boxes from the airliner that crashed in southern russia on saturday
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but those boxes were badly damaged. it could take weeks before they can be decoded fully. unconfirmed recordings posted online seem to indicate the pilot was asking the tower about the terrible weather conditions before trying to land. >> keeping our focus overseas, disturbing new details following the capture this weekend of a suspect in the paris attacks. investigators say the suspected terrorist was planning even more violence. abc's alex maur quart reports from brussels. >> reporter: the lone surviving terrorist of the paris attacks is allegedly divulging disturbing details to interrogators. admitting, according to belgium's foreign minister, that he was planning more attacks. the claim backed up by the large weapons cache found in a raid on tuesday. the minister also saying abdeslam clearly had a strong support network helping him hide. but his lawyer told a belgian newspaper that after the arrest, abdeslam is "frightened and weak." european officials have warned that the threat of more attacks is as high, or higher, than
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the question now, what more can abdeslam reveal? >> this gives the belgian and the french authorities the opportunity to interrogate him, find out more about who else he may have been working with. find out more about how they carried out these attacks and the connections back to the islamic state. >> reporter: abdeslam is now fighting extradition to france, and his lawyer said they would be taking legal action against the paris prosecutor for revealing details about the interrogations. abdeslam is due to make his first court appearance here on wednesday. alex marquardt, abc news, brussells. >> a sheriff's deputy is dead and another wounded after a gun fight north of indianapolis. the two trying to serve warrants for a drug related offense when they entered a mobile home. no one had answered their knocks. suddenly shots rang out. both were wounded. the suspect was killed. >> they got inside the residence and they were met with gunfire. so we planned for it. but you're never fully prepared
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it is truly is unknown to us. >> deputy carl koontz was roush rushed to the hospital where he lauter died. he leaves behind a wave and son. sheriff's sergeant jordan buckley remains in the hospital. >> schools in boston and southern new england aren't taking any chances ahead of a spring snowstorm. they've already called off classes today. the storm is expected to just graze the new york city area except for eastern long island where several inches of snow expected. boston is already bracing for a miserable commute this morning with 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour expected overnight. schools are closed and in parts of connecticut. and in today's forecast, the snow in the northeast will melt this afternoon as it warms up. that's good news. chilly in the south this morning. mild in the midwest and heavy rain from northern california to southern oregon. >> 40s in boston and chicago. 50s in atlanta and seattle. 60s in beautiful great falls.
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and 70s in denver and albuquerque, phoenix 94. well after four long days of basketball and it was painful for many, the march madness field of 64 has been whittled down to the sweet 16. notre dame made it into the tournament's second week with a dramatic win over steven f. austin. >> a tip-in with a second and a half left secured their one-point victory. guy who won it for notre dame hadn't scored in any game since march 5th. >> wow. so the irish will face off against wisconsin in the sweet 16 after the badgers last second win over xavier. a three-pointer has time expired kept alive which is's dream of a third straight trip to the final four. the kid who hit the winning shots said when he threw it up, he was trying to "channel his inner steph curry." it seemed bill murray was miserable. >> and finally the last game of the second round saw oregon
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the underdogs from philly had a seven-point lead with five minutes to play. oregon stormed back to win by five. the ducks are the only pac-12 conference team left in the tournament. six others have already been sent home. oregon takes on dmuk the sweet 16. >> where does that put us in the office pool? >> you are starting to lag. let's put it that way. >> my bracket called camera one. >> do you have a busted bracket. >> all i know about it is people are upset when they have a busted bracket. >> we all have busted brackets. >> all i know about the whole thing. >>. >> jack's doing well though. time for a riddle. when is a kangaroo not a kangaroo? when it's a racehorse or at least wants to be be. >> this kangaroo named rudy roo roo got loose at an arkansas rates track just before the race was set to get under way as
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apparently decided he needed to stretch his legs on a bigger stage. he was finally little rounded up. his handlers say for the time being, is he being grounded. >> he's busted. >> yes, is he. coming up, we'll return to our top story. the president's visit 0 cuba and what everyday cubans are saying about this historic trip. >> also ahead, the tech savvy leader of the roman catholic church. the pope's latest social media account and why he calls the internet a gift from god. >> and the scary scene along agindiana highway after a school bus full of athletes flips. now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol wipes. human coronavirus... hepati- >>c virus. there are a lot of different kinds of yucky germs. but not all disinfecting wipes... are approved to kill the same number of them. lysol wipes are approved
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including spaniards and foreign nationals were from aroundern 20 countries. the bus was returning from a fireworks display. and back here in the states, in indiana, another frightening bus crash is raising new questions about the lack of seat belts on school buss. >> yeah, this time a bus packed with high school basketball players was hit and forced off the road. it landed upside down in a ditch. abc's eva pilgrim has details. >> reporter: it the high school basketball team recovering from a terrifying ordeal. their school bus run off the road and crushed in a ditch. >> i just closed my eyes. then a couple seconds later we were just in the ditch. >> reporter: this video recorded by another driver, capturing the chaos as students scramble to escape the mangled bus. >> we've got parents and cars all over the place. >> reporter: the griffith panthers on their way to a playoff game when indiana state police say a driver spilled a drink on herself, sideswiping the bus. >> when the bus finally slowed down and stopped flipping, everybody was screaming. >> reporter: all 27 passengers
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including an assistant coach airlifted to chicago. there were no seat belts on that bus, once again raising the issue. look at this rollover crash, simulated by one of the largest providers of school bus seat belts. kids who aren't buckled in go flying. right now only six states require seat belts, but the national highway traffic safety administration wants to change that. 9 biggest hurdle, the cost. government estimates it would take $2.5 billion to make sure every child is buckled up. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york supply should point out the players have all been checked out and they can't wait to get to the playoff game that they missed out on. >> yeah. >> come up, the lift making trip happening right now. >> president obama's arrival signaling change and a renewed sense of hope for the cuban people.
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horizon that many cubans are hoping for. >> president obama landing here in cuba making history. just 90 miles from the u.s. us, he is the first president to visit cuba in 88 years. it comes a little more than a year after the president announced the u.s. would begin normalizing relations with cuba, a thaw decades after the cold war ended. when we sat down with the president the first time, we asked him if this day was coming. >> will you visit cuba in your final two years as president. >> i don't have any current plans to visit cuba. >> not ruling it out? >> well, let's see how things evolve. >> reporter: after that first interview, we brought to you cuba driving to find a former u.s. embassy here, stripped of its title and shut down after fidel castro took power. at the time, cubans aware of the growing tensions lining unbefore the embassy could close to apply for american visas. the wait list months long. but otherwise the old embassy this past year, we witnessed the first signs of the thaw. >> you can see the heavy security behind me.
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we were here as members of the u.s. delegation arrived a short time ago because there is great hope that this soon become the u.s. embassy again. again. on his first night here, it will stops. 11 million people live here in a month. by some estimates just 5% have internet access in their homes. and the people here are waiting for the american president. here in the heart of historic old havana, you talk to the young families here and you hear the same thing over and over again. it's time. i ask yvette, she's 24 what she thinks of the president's visit. [ speaking foreign language ] she tells us we don't know exactly what will happen here but i hope there is something good and families can be reunited. and there was this young father andy and his family. he tells it's good cuba and the u.s. can now get along and he reveals he has family he would
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the president will make a speech televised to the cuban people and inside this tiny store, i ask, will they be watching? and what if the president offers tough words about change that must come here. >> [ speaking foreign language ] >> of course, she tells us, she'll be listening and we are prepared for anything the president has to say. on the streets here, scenes frozen in time. the american cars from the 1950s. >> the road to an la vanna paved with glory for rebel chief fidel castro. >> when castro took power, he shut down imports of american cars. 60,000 vintage cars still driven here. the cars a symbol of an economy in slow motion for decades. still controlled by a communist government. and there are still arrests here, dissidents who speak out about their own government. president obama aware of criticism from some back home that the embargo should not be
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that while here. already more americans are now visiting cuba for cultural exchanges. simply coming for tourism is not yet allowed. flights from america will soon resume. there is a bidding war among airlines already. starwood hotels and resorts justnouncing they will venerate and build three hotels here. more than half a century ago, cuba was a tourist mecca for americans. nightclubs, gam bilk but now it's president obama's gamble. will pushing for a more open economy actually give cubans a new voice? as many americans wait to visit to see the culture frozen in time and those american cars, we asked with no american parts allowed in for decades, who fixes them and how? mechanic who's improvise. >> a '53 plymouth. >> mercedes benz. >> in that car a mercedes engine. we condered how much of the car senior original.
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the body and the transmission. rebuilding it all on their own. as an american president now arrives, many ask what will change here. and how far will he go in private with president castro and in public before the cuban people. >> very cool. david muir there reporting from havana. there's a big delegation there with the president including some 30 plus lawmakers including five republican who are there and some businessmen, as well. >> i'm sure. it's also -- he won't meet with fidel castro which is a point of interest for some people. the white house saying the appropriate meeting is government to government. is he meeting with the president. >> i got to tell you, having traveled there into a country that needs this sort of influx. >> coming up, another global milestone. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil , into a country that needs this sort of influx. >> coming up, another global milestone.into a country that needs this sort of influx. >> coming up, another global milestone.nto a country that needs this sort of influx. >> coming up, another global milestone.to a country that needs this sort of influx. >> coming up, another global milestone.o a country that needs this sort of influx. >> coming up, another global milestone. a country that needs this sort of influx. >> coming up, another global
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>> uh-oh. so that wasn't the only bomb for allegiant" this weekend. the latest in the divergent film franchise bombing at the box office falling well below expectations on its opening weekend.d. >> zootopia" held onto the stop spot by pulling in another $38 million. and in third, "miracles from heaven" starring jennifer garner. >> and starring all across social media, pope francis just launching an instagram account. >> he has amassed over 1.5 million followers already. even though that's nothing compared to his real life followers, sure beats us. cecileia vega has more.
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finger almost as if from on high, his holiness joined the masses. his first picture the pope deep in prayer, the words pray for me in nine languages. the new account @francis cuss, latin for francis, attracting more than 100,000 followers per hour. pope francis going viral faster than you can say holy hash tag. >> pictures of pope francis go viral. so it's a match made in heaven you could say. >> instagram's ceo there for the big launch. >> the power of an image was that it could transcend end culture or language. it can speak to anyone anywhere in the world. the sky's really the limit for him. >> reporter: new traditions for an old institution. this pope already perfecting the photo op from the first family to little chris. during his visit last year, i even got in on the action. #selfie goals. pope francis might already be
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he praying for true instagram success, he'll have to step up his selfie game. #blessed. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. very cute. you know i predict he's going to get a lot more instagram followers. he has close to 9 million on twitter. >> his last photo posted about 11 hours ago. already got 178,000 likes. >> a lot of likes. >> #jealous. that's the news for this half hour.
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facebook @wnnfans.com. this morning on "world news now," making history in cuba. >> for the first time in 90 years, an american president is in havana, can president obama ease the decades of tension
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>> searching for clues. the jetliner that crashed in russia killing everyone on board. the important evidence recovered that's badly damaged. victim again. scammers attacking taxpayers filing their returns. those hit last year getting hit again. how you can avoid being the next victim. and later, a magical creation using flour, yeast and water. it's time to bake french bread with the masters and me. insomniac kitchen is getting crusty on there monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm kendis gibson. good monday morning we should say. >> yeah, and i'm lauren lyster in for reena ninan. >> reena is sick and it had nothing to do with any of my baking. you will get that privilege. >> i will get sick from your baking. no, i'm looking forward to if. i used to go to that bakery every morning. >> my baking nothing like they do.
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historical moment taking place right now. the president now on that trip to cuba after arriving late yesterday, the president, the first lady didn't let a heavy downpour stop them from walking around ha van fla. >> today the an president meets with cuban lead area raul castro. marci gonzalez is covering the visit for us. good morning, marci. >> good morning. a rainy welcome for president obama here in havana, starting a wlirl wind two-day trip that no other sitting president has made here in nearly 90 years. a warm welcome to cuba. president obama taking a history step forward in trying to mend the decades of tensions between the u.s. and then communist island nation. >> it's been nearly 90 years since the u.s. president stepped foot in cuba. it is wonderful to be here. >> reporter: the president
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staff, playing tourist along with the first family in old havana, past the vintage cars and weathered, before he sits down monday with president raul castro. >> it's an hick opportunity to forge new agreements and commercial deals to build new ties between our two peoples. and for me to layout my vision for a future that's brighter than our past. >> reporter: but problems of the present in full view. just before president obama's arrival, outspoken opponents of the authoritarian castro regime arrested, a part of the human rights concerns account president plans to discuss in a meeting with some of the country's political dissidents. >> he needs to challenge the regime if you want to move forward with us in normalization, you've got to do this. >> reporter: while there are plenty of critics of this trip we have seen clear excitement about the possibility of change here. lauren and kendis. >> marci gonzalez reporting
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abc's david muir sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with the president. he reports from havana tonight on "world news now." >> i look forward to that one. the suspected terrorist behind the paris attacks was apparently planning new operations and was ready for more violence. sa lab abdeslam was linked to isis. he was charged with terrorist murder on saturday in connection with the paris attacks. authorities are taking the latest claim seriously. they found heavy weapons during the take-down of abdeslam in brussells on friday. the marine killed in an isis rocket attack income iraq has been identified as staff sergeant luis cardin from temecula, california. he was deployed with the 26th mr. expeditionary unit which was guarding a coalition base in the iraqi, city of makhmoor. his family says he enlisted just two days after graduating from high school. the death comes as the defense department officially announced the deployment of the marine
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the airline flydubai is an offering hardship payments to the families of those kilds when one of its passenger jets crashed in southern russia on saturday. it's providing whatever help it can to investigators who have already begun examining the black boxes for clues. here's abc's david kerley. >> investigators are analyzing the two back boxes recovered from flight 981. the devices are badly battered but the russians report they have started to uncover data that may reveal why it plunged to the ground. the flight faced ferocious weather and winds. unconfirmed recordings posted on the internet purporting to be the tower talking to the pilot. asking air traffic control about weather conditions, circling the area for two hours. >> okay, thank you, and when you look out windows there, it looks better than before. >> 9er-8-1, moderately. >> it almost looks like the
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acquire the airport and was looking out the window, rather than relying on instruments. >> reporter: plane maker boeing, along with experts from the u.s. government, will aid the russians trying to learn why this jet crashed. david kerley, abc news, washington. members of an indiana high school basketball team involved in a harrowing bus crash now say they're ready to play ball. the griffith high panthers were on their way to a playoff game saturday when their bus was side swiped and they were forced into a ditch. that game is rescheduled for wednesday. they did suffer a few bumps and bruises but everyone is recovering. also in indiana, another law enforcement officer has been killed while a fellow deputy is in stable condition. and the suspect is also dead. we get more now from abc's chuck sivertsen. >> reporter: a nightmare on streets in indiana. two sheriff's deputies shot in the early morning hours, one of them killed. >> deputy carl koontz was one of our family. these people standing with me.
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>> reporter: 27-year-old deputy carl koontz and 35-year-old sergeant jordan buckley had arrived at a home in russiaville to serve an arrest warrant. when the pair knocked, no one came to the door. when they went inside, officials say someone simply started shooting. > i'm pulling into my lot and the cop says get out now. so i followed suit. >> reporter: the officers returned fire but both had already been hit. crews rushed them to the hospital. koontz did not survive. husband and father of a young baby had been with the department just two years. >> evers an outstanding officer. had great promise with our agency and he will be greatly policed. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. teams found the suspect dead. >> it's scary. you never know. you never know. you know? and here i'm talking to this guy two weeks ago waving at him. >> reporter: sergeant buckley remains in the hospital as state police pick up the investigation into what went so horribly wrong.
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york. >> now to the race for president. donald trump's campaign saying it's going to beef up security at trump's rallies. that comes after a couple of violent incidents at trump events over the weekend. on saturday, in tucson, arizona, a protester was sucker punches supporter. also, trump's campaign manager was seen grabbing a protester by the collar. at an event in palm beach, florida, last night, trump placed the blame for the violence on protesters. >> i don't even call them protesters. i think they're professional in many cases and had he see what's happening with our campaign. because we will beat hillary so easily, folks. we're going to beat her so easily. >> at that same event, trump said he will soon release a list up to ten judges he would consider nominating for the supreme court. he also said dr. ben carson will have a health carole in his administration. on the democratic side, bill clinton hit the campaign trail in arizona stumping for his
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clinton's event came ahead of tomorrow's arizona primary. there are also democratic nominating contests tomorrow in utah and idaho. hillary clinton hosts an event for herself tonight in phoenix. and for his part, bernie sanders will be hoping for more big crowds today at his events in idaho and utah. sanders held rallies that attracted thousands of people across washington state. the largest was in seattle, 10,000 people inside an arena. and more than 7,000 outside, as well. washington's democratic caucuses are on saturday. well, it may not feel like spring in the washington, d.c. area today. but it is. and the proof is in the large crowds that turned out yesterday for the start of the annual cherry blossom festival despite the cool weather. >> they're all bundled up as you can see. >> the lack of people actually in that shot. >> 3800 of the trees around the tidal basin and 70% of them should be in bloom.
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the peak days this year are this wednesday and thursday. despite cooler than usual temperatures right now. >> and this is great news for me because i'm going to be in d.c. wednesday and thursday. so look out for myselfie. i have. but i live for d.c. in years and my tendency was always to miss them because they come earlier than you think they're going to. they come when it's still chilly out. >> you never know. it's all over the place. >> march is still usually cold. >> yes. >> on the east coast. >> this year, by the way, is the 104 there anniversary of the cherry trees being right there. >> is that right? >> being a d.c. residents, next year will be the 105th anniversary just so you know. >> i'm glad. >> coming up "the mix," robotics and parenting. you'll see how it works for one dad. >> also ahead, the fireworksdy display in the skies over west texas. who ordered this bangup event and why. >> carb lovers are in for a real treat.
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this is 20,000 pounds of fireworks literally going up in smoke. out with a bang. and no sound track even. they were illegal explosives seized by alcohol tobacco and firearms agents in west texas. for those wondering why not keep them for perhaps a city or town to use next fourth of july, the atf says this is destruction was actually court ordered. >> it's kind of magical. >> it does. it would be better with some john williams sound track next to it. wouldn't it. >> i think it was good on its own. >> the fourth of july is still a long ways away. but this year's april 18th tax deadline is quickly approaching. > it can't come soon enough for people, right? wrong. but especially if you're filing your return electronically and you have been hacked before. we have a warning for you. if you got hacked last year and a victim of tax return fraud, it could happen again and make your life even more miserable this year.
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americans are preparing to file their taxes, a warning. >> there's an issue with your federal refund and it's been rejected by the irs. >> reporter: the growing threat of tax return fraud happening to victims not once but twice. >> you're the victim of fraud again this year. what was your reaction? >> i was angry. i was so angry. >> reporter: last year, hackers grabbing michele quinn's refund divert it to a bank account that wasn't hearse. this year crook beating her to it again filing a fake return. >> how much is this happening where someone is a victim twice. >> nobody's sure yet because this is sort of a new and unfortunately growing area. >> reporter: to combat the problem, the irs adding a layer of extra security for fraud victims. issuing pin flubs for 2.7 million taxpayers. this month, the irs suspending the online tool. they found 800 fraudulent returns using those very pins and those are just the ones they caught.
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>> there is the joy for me. i love bread. >> we do too, oprah, especially this guy who got a lesson in bread baking. i'm talking about kendis. >> i was apparently up for the challenge. no promises wla made is actually edible. it isn't. today is national french bread day. yes. >> i didn't know there was one. >> the day when americans say ola to french bread. let's head into the "insomniac kitchen" for a little late night baking. >> hey, insomniacs we're here for the latest science experiment that i'll call cooking or breaking. >> baking exactly. kendis, i will try to teach you how you can do a beautiful baguette. >> great. and i will teach you how painful that experience will be. >> we start with 500 grams of flour. >> all right. >> so see how i work. >> is it okay if i need to sneeze right now.
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flour, water. salt. yeast. and a lot of patience. so when you finish to mix all the water with the flour, you start kneading the dough. this. >> okay, sorry. >> you don't do cooking often i see. >> i'm not even trying to mess it up. it's just happening naturally. >> this is going to what, ferment for like. >> fermentation. >> for three or so hours. >> three hours outside. after we take the dough and we art to work with the dough. >> magic. >> this i'm sure you can do. you just need to cut part of the dough to prepare your future baguette. you just push a little of the dough. you close your dough at one time. after you start with one hand. >> one hand just massage it. >> and role. this is a beautiful baguette, kendis.
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after we go to put in the oven. >> so now i think after 20 minutes, the bread is ready, kendis. so will take out. so i take mine. you take yours. >> take yours out, okay. >> they look good. >> yes. >> those are mine. >> whoo-hoo. voila, my bread. look at that. senator it's beautiful. >> when you look at it, you really can't tell whose baguette is whose. >> perhaps your baguette is most handsome, no? >> it looks so deformed. >> what we need to do now, do we eat it. >> yes so you can eat your baguette and i can eat this baguette. >> i picked wrong day to not do carbs. >> this is no carbs. it's pure. >> natural. >> you can eat it straight from the oven like this. >> like there. it's way hot. >> it's great.
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it's a great way to celebrate the holiday. >> yes, it's a holiday. we do a beautiful baguette with few ingredients. i try to teach you. but i think you're a better now. >> merci. >> clearly he's good at lying because mine was not very good. >> these are the baguettes that kendis baked for us. thank you. >> no, did you see that deformed thing? the key is to smell it at first. there's several different. >> like a fine wine. >> yes. the 2012 merlot. yeah, it's a baguette. >> it's delicious. >> be better with some fromage perhaps the. >> anything's good at this hour. kendis, it looks like you have a life if you want to go into bread. because i have used head and shoulders for 20 years. used regularly, it removes up to 100% of flakes keeping you protected
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he lives in the u.s. his name is matt walker. he built a robot that you attach your phone to so that he could keep in touch with his kids in australia, they're 7 and 9. it apparently follows them around. always keep an eye on them. they know their dad's always there. >> it's a little creepy. >> next best thing. australia's a long way away. >> so beak he's talking his kids with this little robot. >> he spent three years building it. >> i guess it's kind of cool. look at that. >> spent three years. he didn't have prior experience building robots. that's pretty dedicated to figure that out. >> he might have a future in it. no doubt. so everybody's all about this selfie craze nowadays, as well. there was this kid during the knicks gape last night who was trying to take a selfie just as the players were coming out and it just went completely wrong. take a look. he's there. oh. he gets knocked over. but he gets back up.
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>> oh. >> let's go to the close-up. take a look. oh. >> man. >> he's all right. but that's a good lesson learned right there. >> yeah, this is better than a selfie. he's on tv on the news. and probably all over the internet. >> wiping out? >> yeah, wouldn't have been the case if he just had a boring old selfie and he learned a lesson. speaking of selfies we've seen a lot of selfies of celebrities and also maternity shoots. we're finally with demi moore has done -- that was have i iconic image of her on "vanity fair." jessica simpson, kourney kardashian. pregnant celebs something we're used to. what about pregnant dogs? oh, this is lilica. she is a dog. she apparently thought a maternity shoot would be a great idea for her pregnant pooch. >> so they can look at these memories in a few months and be
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>> wish you the best with your pups. >>en ot pet beat for a second, we have a real, real cat burglar to tell you about in new zealand. this is bridgette. 6-year-old cat here who has stolen, those are the items bridgette has stolen. 11 pairs of boxers, some 50 pairs of socks from her neighbors in new zealand. her owner sent out a note to neighbors saying you might want to retrieve your boxers and your briefs. if you're curious, she seemed to have a preference towards boxers.
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>> how does she get in all these this morning on "world news now," president obama's arrival in cuba. starting a new chapter in relations with havana. the long awaited arrival, what he hopes to accomplish there today.
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donald trump responds to the protests at campaign rallies. the blame game from the republican front runner. >> new this half hour, a violent scene inside a busy shopping mall. >> caught on camera, the man posing as the easter bunny is seen losing his cool and in the middle of a brawl. who broke it up and who is investigating. >> wow. and later in "the skinny," birthday bash. that would be reese witherspoon there who she only turns 40 once. you'll see the superstars who sang and celebrated the big event in "the skinny" on this monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm lauren lyster. in for reena ninan. we begin this half hour with the big news. president obama in cuba. upon his arrival in havana he was greeted by top cuban officials. cuban president raul castro was not among them. >> mr. obama and castro will meet today, however and the obamas will be the guests of
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dinner. abc's arlette saenz is in havana. good morning. >> reporter: president obama stepped into the history books becoming the first american president to set foot on cuban soil in nearly nine decades. air force one landed in havana for the first time carrying the president of the united states. the last president to visit cuba arrived on a battleship. >> back in 1928, president coolidge came on a battleship. it took him three days to get here. it only took me three hours. >> reporter: president obama strolled through the rainy streets of old havana, prompting cheers from cubans lining the roads. the president's three-day visit comes 15 months after the u.s. restored diplomatic relations with cuba. the white house is hoping this trip will cement the president's cuba policy. >> this is a historic visit. and it's a historic opportunity. >> reporter: today the president will meet with cuban president raul castro.
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face to face in panama. but there's one famous cuban the president won't see. the iconic revolutionary leader fidel castro. the president will also take his message directly to the cuban people, delivering a speech to a crowd of thousands and meeting with political dissidents on tuesday. he'll even catch a baseball game between the tampa bay rays and cuba's national team. all part of an effort to forge a closer relationship between the u.s. and cuba. arlette saenz, abc news, havana. >> and with so much history pa being made in cuba, abc's david muir sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with the president tonight. you'll see that report on "world news now." >> overseas a suspect in the paris attacked captured friday was apparently planning more violence. salah abdeslam was charged in connection with the attacks. investigators say they found heavy weapons during the operation that resulted in
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he was taken into custody not very far from his family home, which is in brussells. >> a marine from southern california identified as the victim of a rocket attack in iraq this weekend. staff sergeant louis cardin of temecula was killed saturday at a coalition base. he was deployed with the 26th marine expeditionary unit which just arrived in iraq about a week ago. the marines are providing protection for the military advisors in that region. in central indiana, one sheriff's deputy is dead, another wounded after a gun battle at a mobile home. about 50 miles north of indianapolis. the suspect is also dead. the deputies were trying to serve a pair of warrants for drug related offenses. here's more from abc's gio benitez. >> we've got two officers down. we need somebody. >> reporter: you're listening to the moment two indiana deputies serving a warrant ended up in a gun battle. >> fired, county! >> we got shots fired. >> i've been hit. >> reporter: 27-year-old deputy carl koontz and 35-year-old
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face to face with a gunman when they went into a house. the deputies returning gunfire, but it was too late. koontz, less than three years on the force, dying from those wounds. buckley is still recovering. >> they got inside the residence and they were met with gunfire. we plan for it, but you're never fully prepared for that situation, if it is truly unknown to us. the alleged suspect is dead and his identity has not been released. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> investigators in western pennsylvania say a retired state trooper was behind a toll booth robbery which turned deadly. the retired trooper clarence briggs was killed in a shoot-out with on duty troopers. they say briggs robbed two toll collectors at gunpoint. well along with a security guard. >> donald trump's campaign is at trump's events. more security personnel will now be hired from now on.
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that comes after new incidents the blame for those incidents placed on protesters. abc's mary bruce has more. >> reporter: it's the most violent confrontation yet. a protester at this trump rally in tucson escorted out when a trump supporter sucker-punches him, pulls him to the ground, and repeatedly kicks him. the supporter, arrested. but donald trump seeming to blame the man who was hit. >> these people are very these are not innocent lambs. >> but does that excuse punching and kicking a protester? >> well, you know, he or his klan outfit. this happened to be an african-american man who was very, very incensed at the fact that somebody, a protester, would be wearing a ku klux klan outfit. >> reporter: fact is, the man who was punched was wearing a stars and stripes shirt. still, trump on "this week" says protesters share responsibility for the unrest. >> at what point do people blame the protesters? these are people that are professional agitators. >> so, you're blaming the protesters, not the person who
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protester? >> no, i'm saying this, these are professional agitators and they should be blamed there, too. >> reporter: trump also defending his campaign manager, corey lewandowski, after grabbing a protester by the collar. watch again. lewandowski in the grey suit. >> i give him credit for having spirit. he wanted them to take down those horrible profanity-laced signs. >> reporter: this is the second time lewandowski has been accused of getting physical at a rally. he also allegedly grabbed a female reporter. but trump standing by his campaign manager, bringing lewandowski onstage at his last victory celebration. now, trump was pressed about his prediction that his supporters will riot at the convention if he doesn't win the nomination. trump says he'll tell them not to, but suggests it could happen anyway, saying they are "fervent." mary bruce, abc news, the white house. >> in the meantime on the democratic side, bill clinton will be on the campaign trail in washington state today stumping for his wife. clinton's event yesterday in arizona came ahead of tomorrow's primary in that state.
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nominating contests tomorrow in utah and idaho. hillary clinton hosts an event herself tonight in phoenix. and bernie sanders will be hoping for more big crowds today at his events in idaho and utah. sanders attracted thousands of people at rallies across washington state, the largest in seattle, 10,000 people inside. more than 7,000 outside. washington's democratic caucuses are on saturday. the northeast coast is bracing for moderate to heavy snow on the first day of spring in time for the morning commute. with flurries falling on new york city overnight east of the city on long island, several inches of snow are expected. the boston area is also expecting heavy snow overnight. half a foot or more by daybreak. boston schools will be closed. connecticut schools are also closed or delayed because of slick roads. >> so in today's forecast in the meantime, the rest of the northeast will get no more than a coating, and all of it will melt away a little later on in the day because you see those
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south. a new storm is moving in from the pacific bringing rain to the northwest and snow to the mountains. >> highs in the northeast in the 40s to low 50s. good-bye snow. in the 60s in the south. upper 40s in the upper midwest and our hot spot today, phoenix at 94 degrees. >> wow. scorcher there. we're expecting some modest product announcements from apple today. the company isn't saying, of course, but analysts expect we'll see a new iphone, new ipad. the fon will be smaller, mort size of the 5 than the more recent 6 but also less expensive for the 6. it will be intended for price conscious customers who think smaller is better. the new ipad will be a mid range option. >> smaller price tag is better maybe for those customers. twitter is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. initially the service was spelled twttr.
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it now has 300 million users and is a publicly traded company. it's become a major force in social media and really in all media. one of the first things president obama did upon arriving in cuba, for example, was send a tweet. analysts do point out the company is still not making money. >> yeah, his tweet saying cuba, what's happening. it was seen all around. >> that's cool. but probably not in cuba where only 5% get the internet. kind of interesting. >> it's getting there. going to the mall to take pictures with the easter bunny should be a happy time, right? >> in theory. it should be. but it didn't turn out that way at one new jersey mall. take a look at this. after its resident easter bunny got tangled up in a brawl. oh, my gosh. it's so bizarre to see a headless bunny doing that. it's a little hard to see in the chaos. but the bunny is there wearing his blue jacket with no head and no floppy ears but those ared dead give away. >> yeah, he was separated from one customer.
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and went back for more till security guards were able to finally subdue him. it's unclear what started the brawl. mall officials aren't necessarily talking about it. >> but how many kids were disturbed in the process of seeing the easter bunny do that? >> yeah. all right. maybe he'll be next year's santa claus, as well. we'll see. >> you can only hope, right? >> coming up in "the skinny," super hero embarrassment for henry cavill and ben affleck showing up for a batman versus superman film premiere. and also ahead, the bald eagles welcomed into the world with millions of people discreetly watching. why the baby birds were so wildly anticipated. >> the dangers of walking while texting. the serious injuries that can result and why one state is now trying to make the practice illegal. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by resolve. . >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by resolve. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by
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a 17-year-old pilot had to make an emergency landing on a wichita, kansas golf course after his engine failed. the teen and his girlfriend had saved up money to rent the plane for a trip to nashville over spring break. they were almost home when they ran into engine trouble. both were treated for a few broken bones but he's getting lots of praise for landing in the open space and avoiding some nearby homes. kind of a bummer. if you're one of those people that has trouble walking and chewing gum, then the whole walking and texting thing is probably out of the question but it doesn't mean you don't do it. >> we practice it all the time. and that's what some lawmakers are trying to do right now by banning what they call a high risk habit. >> reporter: the new push to make this a criminal offense, distracted walking. > even headphones are bad.
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>> reporter: so dangerous -- >> i've been caught a couple of times like about to get hit by a car. >> reporter: a new jersey assembly woman introduced a bill making violators subject to a fine or 15 days in jail. >> reporter: it doesn't matter if you have the right-of-way. the bill states if you're in a crosswalk, your phone has to be put away and your hands have to be free. one after the other in just an hour, pedestrians caught texting in new york city where it is legal. this as cameras capture mishaps of distracted walking. this man nearly runs into a bear in a california neighborhood while a robber in london takes advantage of this guy's distraction. recent numbers show a 10% spike in pedestrian fatalities in the first six months of last year. >> the smartphone is the newest and arguably one of the most dangerous forms of distraction. >> reporter: now lawmakers hoping to stop this increasingly dangerous habit in its tracks. >> many lawmakers are saying
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jaywalking. so if jaywalking is illegal in so many states and so many communities, why shouldn't this be illegal, as well. >> you never know when a bear is there it is that. there's also this. is there a higher penalty if you are using one of these phones? >> one of those. >> if this law goes into effect? >> we call it old school. that's -- those are the days when i was reading right on magazine and just using that. i like it. >> what's right on magazine? >> that was my question. i'm not going to lie. >> the kids know it. from the '90s. coming up, the all-star birthday bash featuring a private taylor swift concert. >> sounds like fun. who wore it better, batman or superman?
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hollywood party at the warwick on sunset boulevard. many stars shared the fun on social media including kate hudson. >> witherspoon hired quite the house spoon within taylor swift performing for the crowd. reese did a little performing herself. she sang on stage with keith urban playing guitar on this lynyrd skynyrd crowd-pleaser. sweet home alabama >> and she looks great and sounds great. at the risk of name dropping we'll tell you that the other guests included matthew mcconaughey, robert downey junior, jennifer aniston and justin theroux. >> there were quite a few folks there. the guest of honor was her mama who flew in from tennessee for the event. happy birthday. >> speaking of celebrations, beyonce kicked off spring with early easter festivities starring little blue ivey carter, her daughter. >> queen bey threw her 4-year-old daughter a very cute
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photoshopped flower crowns, bunny ears and plenty of adorable smiles and blue super cool aunt solange even joined in on some of the easter fun. >> lucky for us, beyonce shared photos with the caption "happy spring." >> all righty. thank you. next two super heroes getting a lot of attention right now. batman and superman. >> yeah, at last night's new york premiere has fans buzzing but earlier in the weekend, mexico city hosted its own premiere with ben affleck who plays batman taking to the red carpet. >> henry cavill, of course, plays superman who was also there. some had a hard time telling them apart. both rocking a white suit. so cavill with the three-piece option and affleck with a slightly more relaxed look. now the real question is, what would bruce wayne and clark kent do in this situation? >> they would change into their super hero outfits naturally. >> who wore it better?
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i want to fly like an eagle to the sea fly like an eagle let my spirit carry me >> and with that in mind, a couple of baby bald eagles are internet superstars after millions of people watched their arrival into the world. >> they're pretty cute. webcams were focused on the new arrivals and the break-through moments for both birds. abc's rachel smith was part of the excitement. >> reporter: the bird watchers across the country captivated by this baby bald eagle born in washington, d.c. the hatchling breaking free of its shell friday morning live on the national arboretum's webcam. the proud parents dubbed mr. president and the first lady seen doting on the patriotic peep since its birth. the little fellow even caught on camera opening its mouth for
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>> the bald eagle almost gone from our country has come back tenfold, 100 fold. >> reporter: the presidential couple the first nesting eagles in the area since 1947 are now taking turns caring for the chick keeping the northwest tidy, feeding the chick, mr. president even seen here flopping a fish into the nest before going back out to hunt. >> they're more like a modern family in the sense they both take turns sitting on the eggs, they both go and hunt. they both brood the babies, both feed the babies. >> reporter: social media obsessed. #dceaglecam trending worldwide. conservationists also on the edge of their seats as that second egg finally breaks its way into the world almost 48 hours after its sibling. >> one of the greatest things that i think anybody could view is our national bird being hatched and being grown up. hopefully they'll show all this over the next few weeks. and to see that bird take its first flight, oh, my gosh. >> rachel smith, abc news, new york. >> this is much better than what
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fish. a lot of flies on it. >> why do you have to be a buzz kill? experience i guess. >> wow. you are experienced. >> like eagle whisperer there. >> you should be right up there. >> i should tell you, you know, the sad part as much -- as cute as they are, there was no knowing the babies will actually survive. you never know. they're wild eagles. >> nature is unforgiving. >> i will tame them. >> you will? you'll come to their rescue. >> don't miss our updates on facebook @wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for
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two decades. making news in america this morning -- historic visit. president obama waking up in cuba. a full schedule including a
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and controversy surrounding the visit. we're live with the e details. spring snow, a storm sweeping up the east coast right now. winter winter's last gasp. bringing several inches and closing schools. who's expected to get the worst of it? risk rescue. the earth opening up. two boys falling into a sinkhole. plus march madness buzzer beaters and the moment that left this expression on bill murray's face. >> uh-oh. good monday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lauren lyster. we begin with president obama's historic trip to cuba. air force one touching down in havana last yesterday. the first time a u.s. president has visited the nation since

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