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nike alled that abhorrent. other experiences of his upcoming fight could follow nike's lead. for many millions of americans a promise of warmer weather has arrived with the official opening of baseball's spring training. look at there. >> hey, boys. >> looks good in florida. by the end of the day, pitchers and catchers from 19 of the 30 major leagues will have reported in either florida or arizona. plenty of field players are already working out, as well. spring training games start over the next tep days or so and the league's opening day is sunday, april 3rd. >> yep, and it will end with the nationals winning it all. >> you love your nationals. if a new patent applicationings from airbus is to be believed, passengers could be in for more of a pinch than ever before. here's a company's diagram for an underseat storage compartment to use it, you would obviously have to stand up, turn around and open it. but it would also severely cut
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passenger behind you. airbus on behalf of the flying public we say please don't. >> no, no, no. we'll give up the snacks before the leg room. we did give up the snacks. >> we lost with that. while we're talking about flying, check out this coyote in the circle there right in the middle of that scene there. it was running around yesterday morning on runways of milwaukee's airport. unwelcome visitor delayed one fight briefly. the plane eventually made a safe landing. ground crews chased the coyote off sending it back to where it came from. >> okay. glad it got home. >> it's wisconsin. weird stuff happens in wisconsin, as well florida. >> no matter how productive new technology is, you can play games with it. so it should be a surprise that you can now play ping-pong on your apple watch. >> yeah, the app is called a tiny game of pong. it is free although for a dollar, you can get an
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pong was a classic game on the early computer systems because it had such a simple display. oh it should work well on a type i device. >> i thought it was ping-pong. i was trying to figure out how you play ping-pong on an apple watch. was that before atari? >> i think it was. >> it was before the atari. >> coming up in "the skinny," adele getting love online but not for something she did on stage. cutting edge fabric that could revolutionize the way clothing is made. break through at new york's fashion week. >> and the teenager who posed as a doctor even opening a busy medical practice. who did can he fool and how did he get away with it after today's forecast. matt, hey, it is drink wine day. our favorite prop. >> that's your favorite. >> let's pop it open.
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this is incredible video from thailand. this 500-foot cargo ship lost control and smashed through a walkway along the bangkok harbor. bad weather and strong currents are to blame for the accident. remarkably, nobody on the walkway or the ship suffered any injuries even though the ship was damaged, it managed to stay afloat till repairs were made. wow. facing some serious charges this morning, an 18-year-old man from south florida who calls himself dr. love. >> he's facing felony charges for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. brazenly, opening up his own practice inside a medical building.
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story. >> reporter: he had the lab coat and the stethoscope. >> they say you've been practicing medicine without a license? >> reporter: but police say this self-declared florida doctor lacked a medical license. just 18, malachi love robinson, was charged with seven counts including grand theft and fraud for allegedly practicing without a license. our west palm beach station wpbf was right there when he was arrested tuesday. >> i'm hurt because of the accusations and the allegations. >> reporter: last month, he proudly offered this tour of his office. life medical center. >> reporter: saying he never claimed to be an md. but wpbf peeled back the tape on this sign, revealing those very letters. >> so many physicians, they speak to me and they are just in awe. it's not because i'm a great person, not because i'm some miracle from heaven sent, it's just because i have a passion for helping people. >> reporter: including an undercover sheriff's deputy. another patient, an 86-year-old, claims he treated her for severe
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$3500. his website says he treats people with phototherapy, as well as water, food and air. last year, love-robinson roamed the halls of st. mary's hospital. >> they told me that he was a doctor and his name was dr. robinson. >> reporter: st. mary's said he never came in contact with patients and he was never charged. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> matt, thank you. >> how can you do that when you know these people are suffering? >> i'm amazed he was able to get away with it. a, how did he afford the rent for his office there, and how did he get. >> lots of questions will be answered this morning on "good morning america." he's going to be there this morning to talk about the situation. i can't wait to see that interview. >> dr. love on "gma." check it out. when we come back, the
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tmz reports he threatened to walk. the "new york post" got hold of his audio in which he compared himself to stanley kubrick and apostle paul as in saint paul and picasso. >> bro, by 50%, stanley kubrick. apostle paul. i casso and escobar by 50% more influential than any other human being. don't [ bleeped ] with me. don't [ bleeped ] with me. don't [ bleeped ] with me. by 50%, dead or alive. by 50% for the next thousand years. stanley kubrick, yea. >> sources tell tmz west did eventually speak calmly with "snl" executive producer lorne michaels who decided to put the set back together. crisis apparently averted but -- >> thank god.
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>> who knows what that guy was capable of. >> that was crazy. >> next claims of justice averted. gwyneth paltrow saying she's very upset over the acquittal of her alleged stalker. >> a jury in los angeles found her stalker not guilty of all charges without any recommendation he be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. prosecutors say soyu upset her by sending dozens of unsolicited letters and gifts in recent years. >> it was the second case in which he was accused of stalking. in the first he was committed to a mental institution but was eventually released. >> the foreman says they saw no evidence that he meant to cause her any harm and they felt it would have ever been worse if they convicted an innocent man whose only crime was sending love letters. we move on next to the tons of love letters from adele on social media. >> it's good to see so many people reaching out. the ten-time grammy award winner was spotted over the weekend
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son angelo to a day at disneyland but you see him there? guess who he's dressed up as? his favorite character from "frozen," primpbs ana. >> there he is in the stroller sporting the blue and yellow dress complete with ballet flats. it's earning her countless points for bending gender norms and for letting her kids where whatever makes them feel best. >> another photo is turning heads this morning. >> most of us cringe at the idea of having to show our driver's license or passport photos but prince tweeted out his new passport photo worthy of a magazine cover. the photo of prince rodgers nelson taken february 11th is perfect in nearly every way. >> the hair, the makeup, the prince pout, even the background subtle white to gray. >> it's very zoo landeresque.
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we are in the midst of what many consider to be one of new york's most important weeks of the year. fashion week. >> pushing aside the usual offerings of the over the top styles worn by impossibly rail thin runway models there's a new fabric that could revolutionize the way clothes are made. here's abc's tina trinh. >> reporter: it's new york fashion week, and designers flora gil and alexa adamss are gearing up for their big show. knit wear is their specialty. this season they're adding a
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3-d printed plastic. >> basically starting with a string with knitting and creating fabric out of it. this is a really similar process where you're working with kind of a line of plastic. >> reporter: that plasticing is typically rigid and hard. >> we had to think about ways to make something soft and flexible animal i can't believe using hard units. >> reporter: the designers partnered with microsoft and 3-d printing company shapeways. >> this is their frosted ultradetail plastic. one of the things i love about it, it's transparent and has this sort of rubbery feel which is interesting. >> reporter: by interlocking smaller pieces together, the designers essentially created a new fabric to work with. the initial idea was to try to take ideas from traditional chain maile. >> the cool thing is that it has right? >> yeah it, definitely has malleable. >> it's going to fit to each body of the model to fit her
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>> we're combining it with a more old world technology crochet around the edge. >> that old world meets tech world approach makes for unlimited possibilities. >> i think the next revolution in 3-d printing will be more materials. eventually they will be able to use plaques and polymers that will be soft. >> the only way it will progress is if people use it. >> reporter: it's fashion 2.0, and this season, it's ready to wear. tina trinh, abc news, new york. >> very interesting. >> do you like it. >> i do. but i'm also wearing a spider webb today. >> is it made of flask and polymers? >> it's not made of plastic. if you get too close, you might get stuck in it. >> on the web. >> don't miss our updates on facebook. man (sternly): where do you think you're going? mr. mucus: to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming.
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." apple is refusing to comply with a court order. the fbi wants apple to break the encryption on iphone of a terrorist. apple says that would violate privacy rights. the disagreement is becoming a major political battle. we've got full details ahead. cruzzing to the top for the first time, ted cruz has overtaken donald trump in a national poll but it's still a statistical dead heat. marco rubio picked up an endorsement from south carolina governor nikki haley. >> pope francis is calling on leaders to welcome migrants with open hearst. the pope celebrated his final mass in mexico just across the texas border. thousands watched from a stadium in el paso as he prayed for those who died trying to reach the u.s. and america's newest
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forward to claim their share of last month's historic powerball jackpot. they won with numbers she has been playing with every week for the past 30i years. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, february 18th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. we're going to get start this the half hour with apple's battle with the federal government. it involves the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. >> the fbi believes that it contains important information about the terror attack. but that data is encrypted and apple does not want to break that code. here's more from abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: the fbi and apple in a titanic clash between personal privacy and national security. >> need assist now. i have shots fired. >> reporter: since the bloody end of the san bernadino attack, the deadliest since 9/11, the fbi has been helplessly staring at syed farook's cell phone, an iphone 5c like this one. >> we still have one of those killer's phones that we have not
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>> reporter: a federal judge now siding with the fbi, ordering apple to find a way to hack into the iphone used by farook. apple is refusing saying if they break into the phone, it will set up a dangerous slippery slope. >> if you design a backdoor for one phone, you have to design it for all phones. >> reporter: the fbi suspects the phone may hold critical clues about who farook was communicating with, and where he and his wife, tashfeen malik, may have traveled. the problem? they don't have farook's four-digit password. the fbi believes that farook used apple's security option, basically a self-destruct mechanism, that renders all data on the phone permanently inaccessible if the proper code isn't entered after ten tries. but with 10,000 unique possibilities, the fbi knows cracking the code is nearly impossible in just ten tries, and so it wants apple engineers to design software to break into the phone. in an impassioned statement, ceo tim cook said, "the government is asking apple to hack" its own users.
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quote, something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. the fight exploding on social media with presidential candidates weighing in. >> who do they think they are? we very to open it up. >> apple is standing firm arguing if they found a way 0 break into that phone they'll be able to break into any phone which could put the private data of millions of users at stake. manhattan's chief prosecutor is trying to open 150 encrypted iphones. it's an epic legal battle that could go all the way to the u.s. supreme court. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. the trial of a man accused in another terror incident is it under way. abdul melik abdul kareem is accused of being the mastermind of an attempt to disrupt an exhibit of anti-islam cartoons in texas. two gunmen were killed.
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and bankrolled the attack. he denies knowing about the plan till after the attack. president obama will not attend funeral services for antonin scalia. the white house says the president and first lady will pay their respects tomorrow at the supreme court where scalia will lie in repose. vice president biden will attend the funeral mass on saturday. >> meanwhile, retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor siding with president obama. o'connor an inpod by reagan says the president should get to nominate scalia's replacement. police in corn sa say a distracted driver was killed after being crushed by a transformer. he was passing by a previous rain related accident scene and crashed into a power pole. smoking grass fires disrupted the evening commute in wichita last night causing delays.
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warm temperatures sparked a red flag warning in effect for most of kansas. windy, warm and dry conditions continue today in the plains. recovered highs are expected along with an increased fire danger. downpours from san francisco to seattle. heavy snow in the sierra nevada and rky mountains. a warmup in the midwest. >> 40s in minneapolis and chicago, 50s in great falls and portland. 60s in memphis, l.a., as well as 70s in kansas city and dallas. next semester opens at the university of texas in austin. some students will legally be able to carry a concealed handgun into classrooms. the those carrying guns must be 21 and have a gun license. the school's president many students and faculty as well as other staff oppose the law. gun rights activists say it's critical for self-defense. the suspect accused of last
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murders in washington, d.c. will be in court tomorrow to face murder and other charges. police say da ron wint killed an executive, his wife and their young son as well as a housekeeper and then set the house on fire before fleeing. he was linked to the crime scene by dna found op a pizza crust and he faces life in prison if convicted. newly released dashcam video shows the terrifying moments when an ordinary traffic stop ended with one person injured and one shot to death. >> what looks routine is about to turn deadly. >> just relax. just relax. >> reporter: a police sergeant in cayce, south carolina questioning demetrius bryant over an expired license. but then bryant pulls a gun, shooting an officer in the leg. the sergeant fires back.
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>> the shoot-out captured on police cameras. now becoming as common as flashlights. today 76% of all departments use some time of camera. then there also citizen video. recording moments like last year whether he another south carolina officer shot and killed walter scott's ran away. that officer now charged with murder. >> cameras cut both ways. they either can justify someone's behavior or not. we've seen plenty of police shootingsing in recent past where they showed bad police behavior. >> reporter: with the help of this video, this week, both officers were cleared. and are now back to work. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. a mysterious flag that suddenly appeared in lubbock, texas, is sparking controversy. the flag with arabic writing and a heart popped up on a downtown building this week. the mayor was so alarmed he
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contact the fbi and homeland security. but the message on the flag translated to the words, love for everyone. >> when you don't have all the information at the beginning, you should always on the side of caution. because it's better to be safe than sorry. >> officials say the situation has to be taken seriously in light of current national and international events. >> if they thought it was isis or something, isis usually doesn't put a bright red heart in the middle of their black fig or whatever. >> why not get it translated first. >> maybe they couldn't find the gaggle translate button. star is known for its sweet drinks. you might not realize how sweet some of them are. british researchers studied more than 130 drinks at several chains and starbucks beverages occupied 7 of the top ten spots. one drink contained 25 teaspoons
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>> we believe that we have operated the elise so canyon storage facility in cop appliance with all applicable laws and regulations. further, when we discovered the leak, we made prompt notifications to multiple agencies. >> there are also more than two dozen lawsuits. the leak has been stopped but the nearly 6500 families can't move back to their homes still state authorities certify the fix. to a potential danger on the ski slopes that people may not have known existed. trees. >> yeah, there are treacherous passes of loose snow created by low hanging branches that keep snow from packing into the area around the trunk and hit at high speed, they can be deadly, of course. here's abc's neal karlinksky. >> hit the jump. hit it. >> reporter: a father and son back country ski outing turning to a heart pounding fight for
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disappears amidst the trees. he's fallen out of sight in that tree well. >> ethan? winston gaus digs his son out. the boy fighting sef indication. >> here we go. here we go. i got you. >> i need to breath. >> reporter: the video now viewed more than a million tiles online as this father us his close call 0 warn others causing it the most frightening experience he's had as a parent. >> i remember sitting there watching the video with him and my leg was shaking just a bit. it was pretty emotional afterwards. it was a true moment, know, for me to pull him out. >> i had a near death experience. >> you never expect something like that to happen to you. but once it does it's kind of shocking. >> reporter: it's hard to see till you're up close. these branches block so much snow. one step down there you sink
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a safety video put out by the northwest avalanche institute shows just how paralyzing it can be, a staggering 90% of skiers who fall in tree wells fail to get themselves out help. fatality fatalities. in this dramatic video posted on live leak in 2012, a snow boarder is buried while his friend's camera rolls. once he's partially dug out, you can see how helpless and contorted he was, legs and one arm stuck above him like cement. >> it can be really scary. if you hit the stree, you can knock a lot of snow on the tree off. >> if you fall in, experts say try to keep a hand in front of your face to clear a place to breathe. hug the treat if possible and use it as leverage to pull yourself out and finally and most importantly, always ski with a buddy and keep each other in sight.
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>> my throat hurts right now. i was trying to so hard to get get snowe away. >> it doesn't touch home till you have someone that you know well like a loved one fall in. >> reporter: neal karlinksky, abc news, snoqualmie pass, washington. >> that i never even thought of. >> i love all that fresh powder. >> coming up, mail carriers are no stranger to danger. >> traditionally it's the occasional nasty dog. in a new jersey community, it was wild turkeys. that's next. there are 16 million children struggling with hunger in america. that's 1 in 5 daughters, sons, neighbors, and classmates who don't know where their next meal is coming from. yet billions of pounds of good food go to waste every year. it's time we do something about it. feeding america is a nationwide network of food banks that helps provide meals to millions of kids and families in need.
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wait oh, yes, wait a minute mr. postman, wait, wait mr. postman snee postal carriers are lauded for their adherence to their unofficial motto. >> neither snow nor heat nor rain nor gloom of night saves these carriers from the swift with completion of their appointed rounds. >> some people hear roosters. around here we wake up to gobble, gobble. >> reporter: it seems wild turkeys rule in this picturesque culled desack in hills dale. >> if you shoo them, they leave. >> no, they don't run. >> reporter: which is why we were here in the first place. >> i think that's ridiculous. it's silly.
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about what happened after wild turkeys, yes, we found them, surrounded a letter carrier's truck obtuse. he was so upset, couldn't get help. >> police. call. >> you're not going to believe this, but i got a carrier being attacked by wild turkeys won't let him deliver the mail. >> here on the drive, he wasn't attacked, rather surrounded. word is that mail carrier was a substitute. while folks got a really good laugh about this, they admit the birds can be intimidating. >> i don't want to judge. >> don't judge. >> i don't want to judge anybody, especially if you're not used 0 to it. we're used to it. we see them every day. >> reporter: helen watches from her window. >> some we don't see them. they're out there swimming. >> to be clear this isn't a 100%
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the gang we just spotted may not be the same one that stopped the mail carrier in his tracks. my gut tells me it is. >> my truck is in the driveway. they always peck at it. they don't peck at the metal part, just the tires they don't like. >> reporter: something tells me the carrier will proceed with caution next time he's here. in hills dale. >> we've got loads of deer here also. >> reporter: kimberly richardson, eyewitness news. >> that's a cute story. >> it is cute. they can be scary, wild turkeys. >> you have a way of dealing with them. yeah with, a little gravy. >> dinner is served. >> you do. >> a little wild turkey with a bottle of wild turkey. >> that's your favorite
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we are family >> that's great we broke out the sisters. >> it's difficult enough. >> send me shade for the sisters sisters joke. it's difficult enough to raise kids inside and intact family let alone doing it through the upheaval of divorce and remarriage. >> and celebrity trainers heidi and chris powell are showing other families how to make the best out of tricky situations like theirs. here's here's juju chang. >> on their show extreme weight loss, heidi and chris powell inspire contestens to dig deep and pursue a healthy lifestyle. >> come on. there you go. >> reporter: now the couple married for 5 1/2 years are inspiring people in a new way. >> with three people that are
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and our egos last, we've come up with this incredible dynamic that has resulted in four wuffully happy kids and consequently three happy adults. >> heidi posting this family portrait on instagram of her ex-husband cuddling with their two older kids and the two younger ones she shares with chris, along with the #love my blended family. the picture generating lots of positive buzz with comments like truly amazing example how to rock a blended family. >> early on we spent time alone so we could talk to each other about parenting plans, et cetera and who i could be for his children. it was so important for me to acknowledge and recognize that he is their father. he will always be their father. it's not my job to step in and try to be their dad. >> the powells joining the growing ranks of blended family from tom brady and gisele hanging with his ex-to will and
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>> you want your children to have a safe haven were they're with one parent or the other. and their health, their well-being and their self-esteem stay intact as much as possible at all times. >> reporter: though heidi admits the hasn't all been smooth sailing they're all committed to making it work. >> i'm not telling everyone they need to be best friends. i do think so much positive can come when you're just kind to somebody else. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> it's a good example into it is. they really need to be beer looking though. >> that's a good-looking family. that's the news for this half hour.
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cw_6wswswswsosksososososososososososososososos this morning on "world news now," a political message from the pope. >> the prayers, symbolism and statements about immigration at the mexico, texas border. what pope francis has to say about an emotional political issue. security showdown. the dispute between the fbi and apple over a locked phone used by the san bernardino terrorists. why it could go to the supreme court. hospital hack. the california medical centering computer system infected by a virus. would you pay a ransom to get back online? and later the instant multimillionaires who just claimed their part of a historic powerball prize. what this couple is not planning to do even though they're rich. it is thursday, february 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. we've made it to thursday. i'm kendis gibson.
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>> oh, my god, you can feel it all around here. we're all excited for the weekend. >> that's just the pope from the border. he's so close to the u.s., you're feeling positive vibes. >> snee mexico is saying good-bye to il papa. the powerful message from the pope speaking on behalf of migrants standing a stone's throw from the u.s. boarder. >> heading back to the vatican this morning after wrapping up a five-day visit to mexico where he called on countries to welcome people fleeing persecution, violence and poverty. marci gonzalez has the latest good morning. >> reporter: the excitement on the other side of the rio grande echoed here in el paso. thousands gathered in the stadium to watch a simulcast of the mass and to hear the pope's strong words on violence, poverty and the hot button issue of immigration. pope francis left mexico his
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the hearst of the faithful on both sides of the border. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: after holding mass in the violence torn city of juarez, and praying just steps from el paso for the thousands who have died trying to cross into the united states and for the families still separated by this fence. >> we are tying unity between the two the countries by going to the river together and praying together. it's isn't that wonderful. >> reporter: the pope again focused on one of the most heated issues this election year. immigration. the vatican dismissing donald trump's claims that the pope is politically motivated as the pontiff again called for compassion. after his visit with workers in juarez where he spoke out against exploitation and his emotional one-on-one time with
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from what was once the murder capital of mexico -- >> reporter: saying he was touched by the growing contrast here of hope. and hope francis had a hopeful message of his own saying there is still time for changing and to end what he called the suffering of countless men and women. kendis and reena? >> marci, thank you so much. there is a major development in u.s./cuba releases. president obama is going to cuba cuba next month. sources tell us the trip is planned for march 21st and 22nd about 15 months after the administration began reopening diplomatic relations with cuba. he will be the first president in 80 years to visit the island while in office. the official announcement from the white house is expect this had morning. and the president is creating a new commission on cybersecurity. he is tapping former national
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to chair the commission with former ibmceo as vice chair. the commission will draft recommendations on better protecting government, business, and consumers from cyberattacks. the panel is supposed to make its report by the december 1st. apple is refusing to help the fbi hack into a terrorist's iphone despite a court order. but the case has much greater security ramifications than just this particular terrorist or this computer company. brandi hitt has the story. >> reporter: it's the ultimate showdown over national security and the privacy of your smartphone. all tied to last year's deadly terrorist attack in san bernardino. >> we still have one of those killer's phones we have not been able to open. >> reporter: a u.s. magistrate judge can has ordered appal to hack to look for clues about other other terror plots.
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sending this message to examiner customers. we fear this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect. >> as soon as the apple creates a backdoor, the phone becomes vulnerable. and hackers are so brilliant these days, if they even got a whiff of how it was done, they'll find out how to do it. >> reporter: 14 people were killed in san bernardino and the victims' families are also weighing in. larry cauffman's partner arn ryan reyes saying apple kind of needed to come forward and not continue to fight. that's extremely wrong. yvette's uncle adding i understand they're trying to protect customers overall but this is a criminal case. not all users agree. >> it's going to give the government the right to go into everybody's phone. >> reporter: this battle will continue 0 play out in the courts moving up to the 9th circuit could you tell of appeals and potentially the u.s. supreme court. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles.
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argumenting isis banks have destroyed more than $500 million in cash. they say the terrorist group's finances are severely strained. some isis fighters report their salaries have ever been cut 50%. the u.s. says isis is responsible for a chemical weapons attack on kurdish forces in iraq last august. the u.s. is joining its allies in condemning in strongist possible terms a car bomb attack ta killed at least 28 people in turkey. the explosion went off at the height of the evening rush hour in the capital city of ankara. targeting vehicles, carrying turkish military personnel, the turkish government has already begun its investigates into the bomb about so far no one has claimed upon the. a new poll showing donald trump may be starting to slip a little bit. national poll has ted cruz slightly ahead of trump in a statistical dead heat. marco rubio is in third place but hoping for i an surge in
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picking up the coveted endorsement of south carolina governor nikki haley. trump was quick to take a jab. >> you know, nikki haley give a speech a couple weeks ago and said ha we, we, yeah, it's not good. she's very, very weak on on illegal immigration. >> every day is a great day in south carolina. ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> at a cnn town hall in south carolina, rubio and cruz both disapproved of president obama's trip to cuba. cruz responded to the cease and detis letter from trump over a campaign ad. he said he laughed out loud because the ad uses trump's own words. >> the democrats are also running fleck and neck. hillary clinton has 44% and bernie sanders has 42%. they're each hoping to win more voters when they appear together tonight at a town hall event in
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we get more from abc's cecile yeah vega. >> i'm one of those mothers who met with her and was able to make it through. >> reporter: hillary clinton standing with the tearful mother of sandra bland, the chicago woman who's death in a jail cell sparked outrage. >> we need to face the reality of systemic racism. >> reporter: clinton and bernie sanders trying to woo minority voters. from the campaign trail -- >> what we have got to do is bring justice back to the criminal justice system. >> reporter: to the airwaves -- >> bernie sanders. >> hillary clinton. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: clinton's now facing the possibility she could lose nevada, too. we went to her brooklyn headquarters to speak with her campaign manager. >> we always anticipated that this would be a very close contest. >> reporter: what is bernie sanders doing in nevada that you are not? >> i don't know. you'd have to ask him what he's doing. we are executing on our strategy. >> reporter: a strategy that involves thousands of volunteers now focused on getting voters to
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clinton herself, now featured in "vogue," revealing this -- "i'm great at advocating for other people, but i'm not so good at really promoting myself. i just find it hard to do." >> and now word about what happens if there's a tie in these nevada caucuses. in iowa, they coin tosses. in nevada they're handing out decks of cards to every precincts. they have to be shuffled times before they're used. if there's a tie, there's a draw. and the highest card wins. cecilia vega, an abc news, new york. now you another potential rick for women who waited till they're older to have dids kids. women who became pregnant at 40 or older were more likely to have a stroke later in life. for those women, there was a 60% increase in the risk of a i brain bleed. there was also a slight increase in heart disease. experts say more research is necessary to confirm a direct lirveg. >> say you like to put grated parmesan chinese on your favorite italian dish to add
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if you do, you should know you're also getting a small serving of wood pulp. the fda is cracking down on companies that use cheap fillers in their parmesan like wood pulp. it comes in the form of a legal common food additive which prevents the cheese from sticking together and getting oily. >> i do love my parmesan. you were saying don't get the two for $5 parmesan at the store. get the $18 thing. without much fanfare, facebook launched a crack down to lid sites of marijuana related material. >> what? >> i know. dozens of accounts operated by marijuana businesses have already been shut down. facebook says those pages were removed "for violating our community standards." many account owners say they've never sold one bit of pot online and say their business is suffering due to less exposure on social need media.
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facebook users this morning. a couple in pennsylvania wakes unhappy this morning because their golden retriever is safely back with them. the dog was stuck in that 15-foot deep hole for two nights. >> poor sky. the fire department's assistant chief climbed into the hole, got a makeshift harness around sky and his colleagues. they pulled sky to safety and once he was safe, sky waste nod time trying to run around again. >> the firemen think sky sensed that he was being saved during the operation and that he was develops cooperative. >> cute. >> very cute. coming up "the mix," one woman marking her territory. what a girlfriend is doing to keep others away from her man. >> also ahead, the instant multimillionaires in florida claiming their part of a jumbo power jackpot. but wait, wouldn't you quit your >> yep. >> and the unprecedented move by
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get your move on. and now try move free night. the first and only 2-in-1 joint and sleep supplement. teachers at some of the country's largest school districts staged walk ins yesterday such as this one in chicago. in chicago and dozens of other cities. the teachers were calling for more funding and less testing. the protests happened before the
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when the bells rang, the teachers walked in and took their places in their classrooms. the university of michigan is investigating a suspected outbreak of norovirus. nearly 100 students are suffering from gastro intestinal illness. most eat in the same dining hall. results won't be available for several days confirming what the illness is. the big 10 women's swimming and driving championships did begin last flight on campus. >> in los angeles a computer virus sickened an entire hospital. paralyzing its entire computer met work. >> the ceo of hollywood presbyterian medical center says they were forced to pay $17,000 to hackers to regain control of their computers. matt gutman has the story. >> hollywood presbyterian hospital computer systems sickened with a virus. the so-called ran some aware turning data to gobbledeygook.
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hospital because all the signs said do not use the computers. i'm like what's going on with the xurs? they said we got hacked. >> reporter: so typically what they're doing in ran some aware is not actually stealing data but doing something we call encrypting the data. >> reporter: and why bitcoins? expert say they're nearly united nations traceable. this type of ran some wear is new. >> they're using more sophisticated tactics but also demanding a much higher level of ran some from their victim. >> reporter: the hospital leaving this message on its voice mail saying its functions are unaffected. >> we want to assure you that patient care has not been compromised as we continue to address this incident. >> reporter: also on the case the fbi releasing this statement "we are investigating the compromise with martins at lapd to determine person or group responsible." matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> so they paid the ran some
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which is what some people are saying why. apparently it was ten days. they found the malware february 5th and it wasn't restored till ten days later. >> that's so odd they waited to alert the authorities. i think it's an awful precedent. i can't believe they paid it. we'll see what ends up happening after this. coming up in our next half hour, a real life catch me if you can case in florida. take a look at had this 18-year-old. he's now facing felony charges for brazenly opening up a medical practice inside a medical building and passing himself off as a doctor. how did he manage to get away with it? first america's newest multimillionaires. the story behind the couple who finally came forward to claim
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work, they all suspected i won. >> reporter: they are already saying more money, more problems. >> i lost over ten pounds, too. you know, it's a lot of pacing at night. >> reporter: he's 55, she's 70. they've been married since 1980 and moved to florida from new york. they didn't want to talk about children, but have put their one lump sum of nearly $328 million into a trust for their family. they won with numbers they've been playing regularly for 30 years. and couldn't feel more blessed tonight. steve osunsami, abc news, tallahassee. >> when we have these big powerball jackpots we cannot wait. we get annoyed when they wait. i love it they got their ducks in line. didn't tell anybody else. she was an avon sales woman. >> oh, man, i look like a pimp. >> i look like i'm trying to sell you a home with your $10 win. >> i'm impressed by her. she's 70 and he's 55. >> yeah. >> married smart and they got married when he was 20 something. >> how do you know this?
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and now it's time for a mix". there's a strange noise coming out in forest grobe, oregon, that nobody knows what it is or where it's coming from. take a listen. [ high pitched sound ] >> isn't that weird? >> they have no idea where it's coming from. at first they thought it was metal screeching on a train track. but there are no train tracks nearby. somebody recorded it. took it to the fire department. the fire marshal says that they just have no clue. what could be that noise. >> so it's still a mystery at this point. >> still a big mystery. >> it's got to be wonderful living in that neighborhood right now. >> can you imagine? would drive me nuts. >> we say hello to the audience in that town. >> turn us up a little. >> because you're up right now with that noise. we celebrated cj, the winner of best in show yesterday at the
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but then the one that was really getting rakz online during the two-day competition was the lean burger. he was looking out for one thing, the sack that was inside of his handler's pocket. he just kept going after the snack. usually you don't see moments like these. these are very well trained dogs on the is taken but daria was looking out for one thing. >> all on the big is taken. >> needless to say daria did not win the competition. >> plane he just needs a little breakfast in the morning. he needs to be fed. >> he was hungry. >> it's good that anyway, he went a little further south, he could have had problems with that one. we've got to talk about girlfriend and her boyfriend. >> that would have ever been what that noise was. >> it's the alarm system going off. >> she decides her boyfriend decides that he's going to take a trip to i by za. she gives him a shirt.
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it has a picture of her look at his like face. i'm not going to wear this in ibiza. apparently it says on the shirt that i'm taken. so for the girls to back off. i love my girlfriend abby. i hate the girls in ibiza so please stay away from me. she looks excited. >> clinger alert. beautiful video, two women who have within friends for 71 years, listen to their reunion. they've been besties for 75 years. >> we got them. >> you got to be 102 and you're about to be 100 and both of you all look fabulous. >> uh-huh. we know it. >> the neighbors, they were neighbors in 1945 when they met and they have kept in touch. >> they look amazing. see good friendships can keep you young.
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this morning on "world news now," campaign crunch. latest polls showing razor thin leads in the republican and democratic races days before voters make critical choices in south carolina and nevada. who has an edge? >> emotional message. the pope's final hours in mexico spent along the texas border. how he ventured into the middle of a sensitive american political issue. >> and new this half hour, it's an airport where weather delays are common during the winter. >> but this time it was a wild scene on the tarmac at this busy airport. the coyote interfering with air traffic. later, kanye west's backstage tantrum that's going public. where he lost his cool this time and who has leaked the video. it is thursday, february 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this thursday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan.
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>> you had something? >> no, i was just talking about kanye, crazy kanye. we'll get to that in a little bit. >> i thought we'd talk about the presidential poll. i found that more interesting than kanye. >> some wild and crazy swings, of course. >> ted cruz overtaking donald trump in the latest poll, and it's fascinating see exactly what's going to happen leading up to nevada. >> exactly. nevada is coming up on saturday for the democrats and south carolina on saturday for the republicans. a new national poll though, this is a game-changer apparently. cruz has inched ahead of trump by two points. making it a statistical dead heat and the number three spot goes to marco rubio who is also enjoying a key endorsement. it's your voice, your vote. abc's lana zak is covering the gop candidates. >> reporter: there are just days until republicans vote in south carolina and governor nikki haley is hoping her endorsement could give a win to marco rubio. >> ladies and gentlemen, if we
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will be a great day in america. >> reporter: south carolina's popular governor has enjoyed approval ratings of 81% and rubio pulling at 14% could use the boost. >> if we lose this election, we lose more than an election. i believe we lose the american dream. >> reporter: ted cruz throwing down the gauntlet with donald trump. donald, i would encourage you if you want to file a lawsuit challenging this ad, claiming it is defamation, file the lawsuit. >> reporter: trump has been threatening legal action over this cruz ad released in the wake of justice scalia's death. >> i am pro-choice in every respect. >> we cannot trust donald trump with these serious decisions. >> reporter: on the trail trump says cruz is a liar. >> cruz said he's not pro-life. i said i'm not? i'm pro-life. you can't lie about people like that. >> reporter: but the ad doesn't seem to be hurting trump's poll numbers. in the first southern primary state. trump holds a 16-point lead over his nearest competitor ted cruz.
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the numbers for for rubio, bush, carson and kasich, the total is less than the number that gives trump the lead. cruz seems to be challenging trump's lead and in what is now becoming increasingly common, the republican establishment seems to be on a campaign for anyone but trump. senator mike lee is going to be campaigning this morning with ted cruz and in the afternoon with marco rubio. reena, kendis? >> thank you. this morning the white house will announce that president obama is visiting cuba next month. he will be the first president to visit the island while in office since calvin coolidge long before the castro revolution. republican presidential hopeful marco rubio calls the decision a mistake and says he will not go to cuba while the castros are in power. >> a year and two months after the opening to cuba, the cuba government remains as repressive as ever but now they have access to millions if not billions of dollars in resources that they didn't have access to before
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part of the administration's policy of weakness and appeasement to america's enemies. apple is in a security showdown with the fbi refusing to help the agency hack the iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. despite a court order. the computer company says doing so would create a backdoor into the confidence information in every iphone. presidential hopeful donald trump is siding with the government. >> i think it's disgraceful that apple is not helping on that. i think security first and i always felt security first. apple should absolutely we should force them to do it. >> marco rubio weighing in on this too calling it a tough issue but he hopes apple will cooperate and be "a good corporate citizen." >> john kasich says he doesn't think it's an unreasonable request. >> the pope is heading back to the vatican after a moving mass in mexico across the u.s. border.
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appealing to countries to open their hearts to thousands of migrants. abc's terry moran was there. >> reporter: he stood on the banks of the rio grande, head bowed in silent prayer, here at this troubled border. across the river, a few feet away in the united states, americans, including some undocumented immigrants, praying with francis, remembering the thousands who have died in the desert, trying to get to the u.s. spiritually, there was no border here. joyous crowds on both sides, in juarez and in el paso, a hugely symbolic celebration, a message from the pope. this week, donald trump sent a message back, in an interview with fox business. >> the pope is a very political person. i don't think he understands the danger of the open border that we have with mexico. >> reporter: but mexico has embraced this pope. at one point mobbing him, almost toppling him until he rebuked them. "don't be selfish," he said. and at every step, francis has spoken out, blasting some businesses as slave drivers that
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and especially taking on the violence of the drug trade here in this city, once racked by thousands of murders. but now, juarez with crime down to manageable levels, proudly hosting the pope. for francis, this isn't about politics. it's about taking in the stranger and welcoming the refugee. he would say, that's christianity. terry moran, abc news, with the pope in juarez, mexico. >> terry's been in iraq. so he got lucky. he got boondoggle to hang out with the pope. a los angeles hospital confirms it's been paid $17,000 in ransom to hackers who disabled its computer network. the ceo of the hollywood presbyterian medical center defended the move saying it was the most efficient way to get its system running again. the hackers demanded the ransom be paid in bitcoin because the online currency is difficult to trace. two los angeles police officers are under arrest charged with repeatedly raping
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prosecutors say the two who worked as patient -- partners threatened the women with arrest if they didn't give in to their demands. they're due in court later today to face more than a dozen felony charges. if they are convicted, they could face life in prison. bill cosby is now suing the woman whose complaint led to his sexual abuse arrest. the lawsuit says she, her attorneys and her mother and others broke confidentiality agreements. the comedian also claimed that an agreement to settle her civil lawsuit against him more than a decade ago shielded him from criminal prosecution. a judge has denied his request for dismissal. boxer manny pacquiao's views about homosexuality will cost him his endorsement deal with nike. pacquiao is running for office a senate seat in the philippines and during an interview, he said gay people, "are worse than animals." nike called that abhorrent.
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relationship with pacquiao. other companies could follow for many millions of americans a promise of warmer weather has arrived with the official opening of baseball's spring training. look at there. >> hey, boys. >> looks good in florida. by the end of the day, pitchers and catchers from 19 of the 30 major leagues will have reported in either florida or arizona. plenty of field players are already working out, as well. spring training games start over the next ten days or so and the league's opening day is sunday, april 3rd. >> yep, and it will end with the nationals winning it all. >> you love your nationals. if a new patent application airplanemaker airbus is to be believed, passengers could be in for more of a pinch than ever before. here's a company's diagram for an underseat storage compartment. to use it, you would obviously have to stand up, turn around and open it.
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passenger behind you. airbus on behalf of the flying public we say please don't. >> no, no, no. we'll give up the snacks before the leg room. wait, we did give up the snacks. >> we lost with that. while we're talking about flying, check out this coyote in the circle there right in the middle of that scene there. it was running around yesterday morning on runways of milwaukee's airport. the unwelcome visitor delayed one flight briefly. the plane eventually made a safe landing. ground crews chased the coyote off sending it back to where it came from. >> okay. glad it got home. >> it's wisconsin. weird stuff happens in wisconsin, as well as florida. >> no matter how productive new technology is, you can always play games with it. so it should be a surprise that you can now play ping-pong on your apple watch. >> yeah, the app is called a tiny game of pong. it is free although for a dollar, you can get an artificial intelligence opponent.
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early computer systems because it had such a simple display. so it should work well on a tiny device like a watch. >> i thought it was ping-pong. i was trying to figure out how you play ping-pong on an apple watch. pong was before my time. was that before atari? >> i think it was. >> it was before the atari. >> coming up in "the skinny," adele getting lots of love online but not for something she did on stage. could revolutionize the way break through at new york's fashion week. a doctor even opening a busy medical practice. who did he fool and how did he get away with it after today's forecast. matt, hey, it is drink wine day. our favorite prop. >> that's your favorite.
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this is incredible video from thailand. this 500-foot cargo ship lost control and smashed through a walkway along the bangkok harbor. bad weather and strong currents are to blame for the accident. should say, remarkably, nobody on the walkway or on the ship suffered any injuries. even though the ship was damaged, it did manage to stay afloat until repairs were made. wow. facing some serious charges this morning, an 18-year-old man from south florida who calls himself dr. love. >> he's facing felony charges for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. brazenly, opening up his own practice inside a medical building. abc's matt gutman with the story.
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and the stethoscope. >> they say you've been practicing medicine without a license? >> reporter: but police say this self-declared florida doctor lacked a medical license. just 18, malachi love robinson, was charged with seven counts including grand theft and fraud for allegedly practicing without a license. our west palm beach station wpbf was right there when he was arrested tuesday. >> i'm hurt because of the accusations and the allegations. >> reporter: last month, he proudly offered this tour of his office. >> this is the new birth and life medical center. >> reporter: saying he never claimed to be an md. but wpbf peeled back the tape on this sign, revealing those very letters. >> so many physicians, they speak to me and they are just in awe. it's not because i'm a great person, not because i'm some miracle from heaven sent, it's just because i have a passion for helping people. >> reporter: including an undercover sheriff's deputy. another patient, an 86-year-old, claims he treated her for severe stomach pain, paying him nearly $3500.
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people with phototherapy, as well as water, food and air. last year, love-robinson roamed the halls of st. mary's hospital. >> they told me that he was a doctor and his name was dr. robinson. >> reporter: st. mary's said he never came in contact with patients and he was never charged. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> how can you do that when you know these people are suffering? >> i'm amazed he was able to get away with it. a, how did he afford to pay the rent for his office there? and how did he get -- >> lots of questions will be answered this morning on "good morning america." he's going to be there this morning to talk about the situation. so i can't wait to see that interview. >> dr. love on "gma." check it out. when we come back, the undercover video from kanye west
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tmz reports their kanye sources reported he threatened to walk. the "new york post" got hold of his audio in which he compared himself to stanley kubrick and apostle paul as in saint paul and picasso. >> bro, by 50%, stanley kubrick. apostle paul. picasso and escobar, i am 50% more influential than any other human being. don't [ bleeped ] with me. don't [ bleeped ] with me. don't [ bleeped ] with me. by 50%, dead or alive. by 50% for the next thousand years. stanley kubrick, yea. >> sources tell tmz west did eventually speak calmly with "snl" executive producer lorne michaels who decided to put the set back together. crisis apparently averted but -- >> thank god. >> the meltdown continues.
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capable of. >> i don't know what he was -- that was crazy. >> next claims of justice averted. gwyneth paltrow saying she's very upset over the acquittal of her alleged stalker. >> a jury in los angeles found 66-year-old dante soiu not guilty of all charges without any recommendation he be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. prosecutors say dante soiu upset her by sending dozens of unsolicited letters and gifts in recent years. >> it was the second case in which he was accused of stalking the actress. in the first he was committed to a mental institution but was eventually released. >> the jury foreman tells tmz they saw no evidence that he meant to cause paltrow any harm and they felt it would have ever been worse if they convicted an innocent man whose only crime was sending love letters. we move on next to the tons of love letters for adele on social media. >> it's good to see so many people reaching out. the ten-time grammy award winner was spotted over the weekend
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son angelo to a day at disneyland. bud take a close look. you see him there? guess who he's dressed up as? his favorite character from "frozen," princess anna. >> there he is in the stroller sporting the blue and yellow dress complete with black ballet flats. it's earning her countless cool points for bending gender norms and for being the kind of mom who lets her kids wear whatever makes them feel best. >> i love that. >> another photo is turning heads this morning. >> most of us cringe at the idea of having to show our driver's license or passport photos but prince tweeted out his new passport photo worthy of a magazine cover. the photo of prince rodgers nelson taken february 11th is perfect in nearly every way. >> the hair, the makeup, the prince pout, even the lighting captured the background subtle white to gray. >> it's very zoolanderesque. >> i love it. i wish he could coach me on my passport photo.
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we are in the midst of what many consider to be one of new york's most important weeks of the year. fashion week. >> pushing aside the usual offerings of the over the top styles worn by impossibly rail thin runway models there's a new kind of fabric that could revolutionize the way clothes are made. here's abc's tina trinh. >> reporter: it's new york fashion week, and designers flora gil and alexa adams are gearing up for their big show. knitwear is their specialty. this season they're adding a different material to the mix. 3-d printed plastic.
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string with knitting and thenning fabric out of it. this is a really similar process where you're working with kind of a line of plastic. >> reporter: but that plastic, it's typically rigid and hard. >> we had to think about ways to make something soft and flexible and malleable using hard units. >> reporter: the designers partnered with microsoft and 3-d printing company shapeways. >> this is their frosted ultradetail plastic. one of the things i love about it, it's transparent and has this sort of rubbery feel which is really interesting. >> reporter: by interlocking smaller pieces together, the designers essentially created a new fabric to work with. the initial idea was to try to take ideas from traditional chain maile. >> the really cool thing here is that it actually has a little bit of give in it, right? >> yeah, it definitely has stretch in it and it can be very malleable. >> it's going to fit to each body of the model to fit her personally which will be nice.
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more old world technology crochet around the edge. >> that old world meets tech world approach makes for unlimited possibilities. >> i think the next revolution in 3-d printing will be more materials. eventually they will be able to use plastics and polymers that are completely soft. >> the only way it will get better and really progress is if people use it. >> reporter: it's fashion 2.0, and this season, it's ready to wear. tina trinh, abc news, new york. >> very interesting. >> do you like it? >> i do. but i'm also wearing a spider web today. >> is it made of plastic and polymers? >> it's not made of plastic. and polymers. but if you get too close, you might get stuck in it. >> on the web. >> don't miss our updates on
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making news in america this morning, candidates clash. presidential hopefuls speak out overnight. new polls jolting the campaigns and donald trump defending his temper. a live report just ahead. destination, cuba. president obama set to become the first president in 80 years to visit the nation. new reaction overnight. a shipwreck caught on camera. a cargo vessel smashes through a harbor walkway. the incredible scene, what caused this accident? and passenger pinch. outrage as your legroom may be shrinking but is this actually a good thing? good thursday morning. we begin with a surprise shift in the latest presidential polls. >> as the republicans scramble to win over undecided voters across south carolina, a new national poll shows ted cruz
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for the first time making it a statistical dead heat. >> marco rubio is holding on to third place and he's going into saturday's primary with a key endorsement from south carolina's popular governor. >> it's "your voice, your vote." we get the latest right now on the campaign trail from abc's ray raimundi starting with the republicans. >> reporter: the clash of the republican candidates now going into overdrive. the battleground, south carolina, where four of the six republican candidates participated in town hall for rums across two cable networks. >> i do attack people when i'm attacked. >> reporter: republican front-runner donald trump all alone on msnbc where he attacked his fellow counterparts and defended his fiery temperament. >> in a year from now, people will respect what i did. you're so worried about being nice and being politically correct. what would you rather have me do, be nice to everybody. >> reporter: over on cnn ted cruz and marco rubio along with dr. ben carson got their chance

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