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are a fraction of what the cartels are getting through by any means necessary including in tunnels the government hasn't found. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> unbelievable there. senator charles grassley wants to know if the government thoroughly investigated those sudden acceleration problems in toyotas. the iowan republican says he has information from whistle blowers claiming the acceleration problem may have been caused by electronic defects. two investigations found that was not the case, grassley is asking whether the probes may have been too narrow. well, here is a story that folks will be talking about today. how about some starbuck's while you are grieving for a lost loved one. yeah, pretty soon a funeral home in south carolina will be offering families just that. >> yes, the fourth generation robinson funeral home is adding a starbuck's. the owner says it is all about making people mourning the
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dearly departed feel more comfortable. >> he says those not wanting starbuck's will be able to get the usual coffee they have always served. seems odd to have a commercial business. at a funeral home, a sad time. >> imagine that will attract people that aren't actually at the funeral home to mourn for loved ones. people off the street. >> ironically, the funeral is probably cheaper than the coffee. >> good point. coming up -- outrage over team usa olympic uniforms made in china. at least one leader in congress now saying they should be burned. later, why so many people feel so scared and so superstitious on friday the 13th. you're watching "world news now." 13th. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. 3q
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welcome back, everybody. first told you about this one yesterday. since then the story has taken off. >> reaction pouring in about the u.s. olympic uniforms, the red white and blue made in china. as abc's sharyn alfonsi reports there is a call for action.
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>> reporter: they're the men and women of team usa and when they march into london's opening ceremonies with the world watching, team usa will be wearing clothing almost entirely made in china. >> you look dashing. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: we outfitted our producer carlos and intern catherine in the official opening ceremony uniform and soon learned the all-american look by ralph lauren is not that american. made in china. this is china. china. from the beret all the way down to her bucks. made in china. every item made overseas. our reporting setting off a bipartisan backlash and rare agreement on capitol hill. >> they should be wearing uniforms that are made in america. >> you would think they would know better. >> they should take the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them. >> they should be made in america, showing our best not just athletics.
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>> this is america, we landed americans on the moon, we are able to make uniforms for athletes in london. >> is there anything to do about it, 15 days away from the opening ceremony. >> reporter: senator sherrod brown says this factory in his home state could pull it off. >> they could make the blazers i'm sure in ten days and get them to london in time for our athletes. >> reporter: would the olympic committee be willing to make a change to this year's outfit or the next olympics. we asked them. when we didn't get an answer, our made in america team fanned out across the country. in colorado, clayton sandel. >> we were hoping to chat with someone about the athlete uniforms made in china. >> reporter: he was escorted off the property. here in new york. no answer. we did receive late word from the u.s. olympic committee, a statement saying we are singularly focused on supporting our athletes as they take the stage in london. we also reached out to ralph lauren.
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no comment there. we are starting to hear from some olympians. we heard from sprinter nick simmons. he tweeted outsourcing will always be part of the global economy, but the opening ceremonies outfits, that just seems wrong. based on the phone calls we have been getting a lot of americans tend to agree. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> kind of weird. not a national crisis per se. >> no. still ahead, the dreaded friday the 13th. >> we'll tell you what is behind the fear of this day and what it is called if we can pronounce it. coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc
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♪ triskaidekaphobia. there we go. >> say it again. >> triskaidekaphobia. >> nice job.
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>> if you have got it, today might be a tough day for you. >> it means a fear of the number 13. today is friday the 13th the few things more iconic than a little fear on friday the 13th. >> friday the 13th. >> ah! >> you may only see it once. but that will be enough. >> ah! >> so that is the original made in 1980 starring kevin bacon. followed by 11 more. young people are hunted and killed by jason, the killer who just won't die. >> as for fear of the actual day. >> you can do it. >> the fear of friday the 13th. paraskevidekatriaphobia. i'll practice that. >> if you suffer from that, the
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whole year is tough. there are three fridays the 13th, the three fridays the 13th, january, april, july. actually 13 weeks apart. what's behind the superstition, religion, history. 13 people attended the last supper, jesus died on a friday. time for our edition of "insomniac theater." ♪
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>> we had two big movies opening this weekend. >> it's friday, though it is the 13th. >> the first, red light, starring sigourney weaver about the investigation of a mysterious psychic. this is my movie, de niro stars as a psychic, resurfaced as his
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toughest critic passed away. enter sigourney weaver, one of two paranormal investigators, investigating the psychic claims of ghost whispering and faith healing that de niro is talking about and supernatural occurrences finding the red lights. trying to discredit the de niro character. a psychological thriller. take a listen. >> square. >> star. wave. >> how are you doing that? >> the inclusion of relevant data. or in this case all three at the say time. congratulations. next time, try taking them off first. >> ooh. >> sigourney. very smart. this is getting awful reviews. should point out. "usa today," two out of four stars. red lights will disappoint. mystifying how such a muddled,
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silly movie drew the talented cast it did. rotten tomatoes, 35%. so, may not want to go to this one. >> something lighter, the fourth edition of ice age which i know my kids are looking forward to seeing. manny, diego, sid at it again. trying to get home. floating on an iceberg. they battle pirates. encounter sea creatures and explore new worlds. >> i can't eat. i can't sleep. maybe i am coming down with something. >> ooh, i know what you have got. the l word. >> yeah, leprosy. >> no. four letters, starts with l, ends with e. >> uh-huh. lice. >> no, diego, my friend, is in love. >> oh, diego is in love. "the new york daily news," three out of five stars. "usa today" says fourth ice age adrift is the same old story.
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a great story. my kids are going to love it. >> the kids will love it. that's all that matters. more from abc next. >> the kids will love it. that's all that matters. more from abc next. ñcús
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>> good morning, happy friday. it is the political game everyone is playing, guess the romney runningmate. it could be condoleezza rice. could be an interesting pick. big news. the blistering penn state report finds plenty of blame to go around in the sex abuse cover-up, could the legacy of paterno and the university forever be tarnished. >> some scandalous details coming out about that and looks like they potentially were covering something up, upwards of 14 years. then could a widely used baldness drug -- you've got plenty of hair. you are not worried. could a widely used baldness drug be hurting men in bed. a new link to a lower libido. >> the cruel irony. men want to protect their hair, women don't like baldness. and then you take the thing, your little soldier won't salute. it is so bad. >> little soldier? and a big shake-up at
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"american idol" will have who is in and who is out and the superstar names being floated. coming up when we bring you "the skinny." >> okay. >> are we going to lose it already? speculation about mitt romney's vice presidential short list. >> a new report says former secretary of state condoleezza rice has emerged as a frontrunner now. sources tell the drudge report, romney is ready to make an announcement in fact in a few weeks. there has been growing buzz about rice since she wowed the crowd at romney's republican retreat in utah last month and after ann romney, mitt's wife, said female runningmates would be under consideration. >> rice who has insisted she doesn't want the job, said that in the past, adding fuel to the fire, sending an e-mail that says, quote, 2012 is perhaps a turning point for the united states. the upcoming elections loom as one of the most important in my lifetime.
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notice she says "my lifetime." >> could there be a hint? vice president rice. interesting. all right, and there are also questions this morning about what romney gave up control of his former company, bane capital. new documents place romney in charge 1999 to 2001, a period in which the firm outsourced jobs and ran companies that went bankrupt. romney said he had given up operational control at bane when most of the outsourcing occurred. also, vice president joe biden got a much warmer reception as you can imagine at the naacp convention. all that one day after romney was famously booed there. biden drew cheers when he credited president obama with health care reform and for also launching the mission that killed osama bin laden. >> condoleezza rice, that would be a very interesting pick. in terms of what it could do with the african-american community and women voters. >> the same play in '08 when
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mccain picked palin, to appeal to women voters, and combat hillary at the time. that didn't go well. condoleezza, different caliber. >> very intelligent. >> i do make this point. hope i don't say anything controversial here. >> come on. really? >> i do think in terms of the black community, i'm not quite sure that that will have the desired impact. i think that, by and large, there is a different perspective on condi rice, and the herman canes and clarence thomases than there are on obama, black republicans versus black democrats. first female vice president. first african-american vice president. >> could go a long way. she had two standing ovations at one of their private fundraisers. the republican base certainly would embrace that. >> an accomplished lady for sure.
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a hot political question right now where exactly is jesse jackson jr. as we told you yesterday, his unnamed doctor claims he is being treated for a mood disorder. >> despite that statement and congress not being in session today, questions still persist. abc's karen travers is in washington with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. congressman jackson's capitol hill colleagues seem satisfied with his office's statement. and that may be enough to stop all of the rumors for now. reverend jesse jackson doesn't shy away from the media but was reluctant to talk to reporters about his son's condition. congressman jesse jackson jr. has been absent from capitol hill for a month. under pressure from fellow democrats, jackson's office said he was suffering from a mood and
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disorder receiving intensive medical treatment. at first jackson's staff gave no details or explanation for the absence. earlier this week they said he was suffering from exhaustion and sleep disorder. the brief statement from his doctor about a mood disorder may have subdued the flurry of speculation for now. >> i think that that statement should -- should enable him to have the -- the care that he needs to get well. >> i hope he gets back soon. i think this is an issue between he and his constituents. >> reporter: the timing of jackson's leave of absence raised some eyebrows. he is facing an ethics investigation in the house connected to the former illinois governor, rod blagojevich, serving a prison sentence for corruption charges. days before jackson's leave began, his former fundraiser was arrested by the fbi on medical fraud charges. jackson's offer said the rumors he is being treated for alcohol or substance abuse are simply not true. rob, paula, back to you. >> thanks to karen for that. reaction has been swift to the damaging new reports on the sex abuse cover-up at penn state. nike is changing the name of the joe paterno child development center at the company headquarters.
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some are calling for the paterno statue at penn state to come down. here is abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: the verdict was damning. >> the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. >> reporter: the former fbi director explicitly implicated coaching legend joe paterno in a cover-up. >> they repeatedly concealed facts related to sandusky's child abuse from the authorities. >> reporter: the president of the university for 16 years, graham spanier, gary schultz, vice president in charge of the athletic department and police, and tim curley, and joe paterno, who told a grand jury he did not know of accusations of abuse made against jerry sandusky in 1998. but the freeh commission found e-mails saying paterno was anxious to know where the matter stands.
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worse, the report finds paterno stopped superiors plans to report sandusky to authorities in 2001. sandusky went on to assault at least seven other boys. paterno's family continues to defend him. >> there is really no new facts involved in this. just some new interpretations that really won't take away from anything that he has done. >> reporter: penn state is pledging reform. with today's report, we can continue the process of addressing the most painful chapter in the university's history. >> reporter: joe paterno died of lung cancer in january. the scandal will forever be a part of his legacy. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> now, the report has a lot of people wondering how history will treat joe-pa, our facebook question of the day. do you think the scandal has tarnished joe paterno's legacy? >> joe paterno's family released an interesting statement. still reviewing all the documents in the report. but they wrote the idea that any sane, responsible adult would knowingly cover up for a child
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predator is impossible to accept. the far more realistic conclusion is that many people did not fully understand what was happening and underestimated or misinterpreted events. sandusky was a great deceiver, he fooled law enforcement, neighbors, players, university officials and everyone at second mile. >> he was still allowed to retire with honor and have access to the campus. this is a little damning, you saw e-mails, higher-ups, president, vice president, joe-pa, the vice president was worried after a mom came forward in '98. my son came home with wet hair. a private investigation ensued. the vice president said that he was worried that that matter could be opening pandora's box. they knew something was going on. >> the box got opened. and now what we're left with. moving on this morning. we are learning what may have caused a deadly avalanche in the french alps. investigators believe a climber accidentally caused a slab of ice to snap off as he scaled the
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mountain triggering the disaster. nine european climbers died in this tragedy. a dozen including one american were injured. and two are still missing. >> so many avalanches this year. here is a look at your weather. expect severe storms around the great lakes, dakotas. with powerful wind and hail. rain across the south. heavy downpours along the gulf coast. in the west expect showers inland. heavy at times with possible flooding and mudslides. where it is not wet, it will be hot. mid to high 90s, billings to colorado springs. mostly 80s everywhere else. all right. so you better be hungry heading to miller park, home of the brewers for tonight's big game against the pirates. a great ballpark. >> indeed. check out the new two-foot long hot dog that will debut tonight. that is nearly three pounds of dog on a pretzel roll topped with jalapenos, cheese, onions, chili. >> better bring some cash. it will cost $26.
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propecia could harm the thing they hoped to help, their sex life. dan harris explains. >> reporter: the before and after shots are compelling, propecia growing back hair. could there be a twist, this drug men take to stay sexually attractive in some cases be permanently damaging their sex life? it is an unamusing irony for kevin mali who says after taking propecia he experienced decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and mental fogginess. >> i don't see much of a future for me, everything that happened to my health. mental, physical, sexual health. >> reporter: we've known a small percentage have side effects. it raises the possibility that the side effects could be permanent. 54 men, under 40, and healthy before propecia. 96% said their sexual dysfunction lasted over a year after they stopped taking the
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drug. merck says there is no proven causal relationship. >> reporter: the doctor that is treating scores of propecia takers, men should be warned. >> each of the men considering doing this should be told there is a significant small risk they will come into this syndrome. >> reporter: kevin malley says it is too late for him. he lost his job and his fiancee, and he blames propecia. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> yeah, a side effect you don't hope for. >> can't win for losing. you know what i mean? your hair goes up. nothing else does. that is, that is -- cruel irony. i've don't get it. rather be bald and go out there and -- fight the good fight, fellas. >> bald is sexy. >> really? on certain people. >> not half bald. shave it off.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> this is the camera. this camera right there. >> could be some big shaking up at "american idol." one is official. steven tyler, announced he is gone from the show. wants to focus on the band. have a new album. he is out of there. j-lo hinting she may be out of the mix as well. on top of that, reports that randy jackson may kind of take, get off the, the judge's table and become a mentor on the show. massive shake-up. guess which name as possible replacement, mariah carey, also fergie, rumored may be the next judge, and lambert, adam lambert. former contestant. some of the names rumored to be taking the seats.
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either way a big shake-up. steven tyler out of there for sure. >> so we reported yesterday, actress kristin chenoweth who is now -- has a role on "the good wife" was knocked out sent to the hospital because of scaffolding, actually lighting equipment, actually, hit her. and knocked her out cold. she has been released from the hospital. she was seen moving around just fine and sporting a neck brace. she wants to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes. she talks very high. >> is that your kristin chenoweth impression? >> yes, she is a dear. >> extremely talented, beautiful woman. she is good. good. good for her. glad she is back. >> all 3'6" of her. >> talking about the story all week. brad pitt's mom, conservative, politically, wrote to a missouri newspaper, blasting gay marriage, blasting obama, blasting abortion rights. brad/angelina are liberal. guess who is coming to the mom's defense after she got hateful stuff on twitter.
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john voight, angelina's dad. gave an interview. said good for her. he and jane, brad's mom, share a similar political viewpoint. at least she has one supporter. many supporters out there, angelina's dad is one. john voight chiming in. >> we will see what brad and angelina would look like in 20 years. we found funny photos on "the daily news" from a facebook user, planethiltron. and this is what kim kardashian and kanye west would look like without the trainers. >> still fine. still fine. how can anybody say that? >> next photo, brangelina. looks look he got out of penitentiary. >> jay-z and beyonce. he looks good. beyonce not so much.
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this is frightening, the material girl who looks like the frightening girl. >> oh, man. >> an extra from cocoon. that is not a good look for the material girl. time is rough. mm-mm-mm. mm-mm-mm. mm-mm-mm. ♪
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♪ weekends are for the warriors ♪ ♪ all those late nights >> it is time for our friday tradition, rob's tapping his foot. we will look back at the week that was. >> from a rash of animal attacks, to a surprise settlement in the tomkat divorce. here is our "friday rewind." >> the past heat wave we saw. really is one for the record books. we broke records that were set in the dust bowl. >> the boat was lifted up by a 14 to 18-foot shark. the boater was kicked out of the boat.
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and the shark bit the kayak. >> took my feet and put it on his mouth, i tried to jerk my arm off trying to break it free. and it finally broke free. >> the man was look touching everybody who was going to the bathroom. and not letting nobody goes to the bathroom. >> i never felt something like that happened in the past. basically -- with the noise and the bumps. >> and i cut middle-class taxes every year that i have been president. by $3,600 for the typical family. >> my investments have been held by a blind trust. >> tom is a very private star. he doesn't want to drag his family through the mud. both of them care about suri. >> i am going to try this. it is not going to be easy. [ applause ] >> the support has been incredible. so, thank you.
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>> just 420 square feet. it can go from a living room to two bedrooms, to a dining room for 10. >> it's not like i am living in the wilderness or something like -- i have a blender. i have a coffee pot. ♪ hey we just met you this is crazy but you got cookies so share it baby baby but you got cookies so share it maybe ♪ >> that is adorable. i like that. that is great stuff. >> hey, call me maybe, on friday the 13th. for many means a fear of bad luck. >> don't walk under ladders, stay away from broken mirrors. black cats. and any open umbrellas. >> i am just going to hide under my penguin snuggie. >> got from nicole. >> what is wrong with your umbrella, nicole? >> she can't get it up.
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thisning on "world n this morning on "world news now" -- developing story. the terror scare that forced a delta flight crew to turn around, land and then evacuate everyone on board. what investigators found and who was questioned? it's friday, july 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." happy friday, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> it is friday the 13th. which just guarantees something is going to go freaky in this broadcast. >> get through the half-hour, no injuries, nothing bad happens. >> okay. is that possible?
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i'm paula faris on this friday the 13th. we'll tell you what they found in the terror scare that has a lot of people scratching their head. penn state is reeling from the scathing new report on the sex abuse scandal and some information coming out that is jaw-dropping to say the least. >> can't imagine joe pa's reputation or reputation of penn state will ever be the same, not with a crime like this. then going to the dentist for a cavity or cleaning shouldn't be a big deal for the little ones. why are children dying in the dental chair? brian ross investigates. >> frightening. i had just made a dentist appointment for my daughter yesterday. >> i thought about it, two little ones, scary. later on running wild in vegas, really how a pair of chimps escaped setting off a chase with police. tweeting warnings along the way. >> big use of twitter. >> real quick, happy birthday to one of our viewers, jackie
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hatcher-tooks, on facebook it says my birthday on this unfortunate day. jackie, hope you have a good one. there you go. >> there you go. the investigation into a terror scare that forced a flight from new york to madrid to make a midair u-turn. >> the suspicious finding was on delta flight 126 which turned around 90 minutes into the thursday night flight landing back at jfk after an air marshal spotted wires in a lavatory, a s.w.a.t. team and bomb squad found nothing more than two pieces of drinking straw less than 2 inches long with wires running through them. >> peculiar. there were no explosives and no explanation of what the wires were doing there. two passengers, they were questioned and both were released. some major new concerns about a pilot shortage this morning. an airline industry forecast predicts half a million new airline pilots will be needed
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over 20 years due to expanding global demand for airline travel. the concern, that airlines will hire lower caliber pilots which could lead to safety and security issues. there is something weird going on in the studio right now. in other news this morning, penn state will likely face multimillion dollar civil lawsuits now that a high-level investigation found university administrators covered up years of sexual abuse. lawyers say they may also go after joe paterno's estate for damages. with more on this, here is abc's jim avila. >> reporter: the knees on the bigger than life statue outside the stadium joe paterno built in happy valley pa must have buckled a bit. but at penn state they sell joe pa souvenirs on main street and the library carries his name. in honor of the coach who won the right way. the reputation perhaps destroyed by a sex scandal that an independent university investigation found the coaching legend and his bosses could have stopped. >> the most powerful men at penn
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state, failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. >> the four men taken down by scandal, graham spanier, president of the university for 16 years, gary schultz, vice president in charge of the athletic department and police, tim curley, athletic director, described as paterno's errand boy, and the symbol of penn state's past glory, joe paterno. >> the motivation, to avoid consequences of bad publicity. coach paterno told the grand jury he had no specific knowledge of sandusky's pedophilia. but freeh's investigators discovered e-mails describing paterno anxious to know where it, the investigation, stands. and even more damning, the freeh report, paterno stopped superiors plans to report sandusky to authorities. another e-mail saying the plan changed after, quote, talking it over with joe. sandusky would go on to assault seven other boys between '01 and
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'09. >> their cover-up of sandusky's behavior is the direct cause of my clients being molested by sandusky in 2007 and 2008. >> reporter: paterno's son, adam, says the report changes nothing. >> there are no new facts. new interpretation that won't take away from anything he has done. >> reporter: so where are those very powerful men now? well the president of the university was forced to resign. his two deputies face perjury charges. and of course, joe paterno died within two months of when he was dismissed. jim avila, abc news, philadelphia. >> that story is disturbing on so many levels. the report of course has a lot of folks wondering about how history will treat coach paterno which is now our facebook question of the day. do you think the sandusky scandal has tarnished joe paterno's legacy. let us know what you think at wnnfans.com. >> you saw a string of the
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e-mails, another one jim didn't get to, the former vice president, says the only downside if the message isn't heard and acted upon we become vulnerable for not having reported it. they knew this was going on. and they failed to disclose it because of the potential ramifications for what it could do to the university. >> this isn't a normal cheating scandal or petty theft. the lives of kids. criminal charges against administrators, civil suits from sandusky victims. and ncaa has not decided what it will do just yet. far from over. now to the developing political story about mitt romney zeroing in on a runningmate and former secretary of state condoleezza rice could be the top choice. the drudge report said rice emerged as a frontrunner. rice recently e-mailed supporters saying 2012 could be a turning point for the country and the election is one of the most important of her lifetime.
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ann romney said we have been looking at picking a woman and i love the option as well. a key figure at the center of the largest health fraud settlement in u.s. history is speaking out. a week after the company agreed to pay a fine, the whistle blower said he went to company officials with safety concerns about promoting drugs for unapproved uses and then he says he was fired. he says the punishment should be more than just money. >> i hope that some of these people will eventually go to prison and i am not talking country club prison, i'm talking doing hard time. >> i think a lot of folks feel that way. he lost his job and his home. but under whistle blower rules he could be entitled to as much as a quarter of the civil fine in the case, the fine actually tops $1 billion. parents are going to want to pay extra attention to this story.
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an abc news investigation has uncovered a hidden danger in the dentist's office. children as young as 18 months old are given dangerous doses of anesthesia and sedatives for routine procedures. sometimes with deadly results. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: for 8-year-old raven blanco, a routine trip to the dentist for a cleaning. >> she wanted pretty teeth. >> reporter: she needed teeth filled and capped. like a dozen children across the country the trip to the dentist would lead to death. >> who thinks they're going to take their daughter to the dentist and never bring her home. >> reporter: again and again, according to a foundation, children have died after their dentist administered sedatives or anesthesia often in dangerous doses. raven got three times what was considered normal for a child her age.
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>> reporter: a growing number of dentists now routinely sedate children as young as 18 months old for routine cleaning and cavity treatment. saying it makes it easier to treat children who don't fidget in the chair. experts say there is nothing routine about the handling of emergencies that can arrive. >> 45 to 60 seconds may be all the time they have to save the child's life. >> reporter: an abc news investigation has found for some dentists the lure is greed. there are weekend courses in oral sedation in local hotels whose operators say safety is the top concern and emphasis. the people who run them talk of the tens of thousand of dollars of extra income in your pocket annually by doing oral sedation. the american academy of pediatric dentistry says such three day sessions are not adequate. >> if this is all you have got, you have never been trained in
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sedation, i would consider it inadequate. >> reporter: even dentists with extensive training have made fatal errors. the board found the dentist who gave the child excessive doses, showed a complete lack of understanding of conscious sedation. yet, the doctor is back at work in chicago after he went through retraining and his suspended license was restored. >> the department asked me to do certain things. and i was able to do it. >> reporter: how is it you are still working as a dentist? >> thank you. >> reporter: the dentist told us he no longer takes children as patients. his web site says otherwise. today he is a member in good standing of american academy of pediatric dentistry. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> how can he still be in good standing? are you kidding me? and people still go to him not knowing his history. >> ask your dentist if they're properly trained with sedatives. how long was their training? you know, is there any sort of
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certificate they can show you? i mean, sometimes kids react differently. my daughter had stitches, my son hit her in the chin with his golf club. another story. three of us had to restrain her, the nurse had to hold her arms above her head. my husband -- >> that nervous. >> i had to hold her arms. they are getting stitched up. freaked out. i understand it has to be used. make sure your dentist is completely properly trained in this area. >> good word of mouth, friend, family member. good way to find a doctor. somebody who has been there. a look at your weather on this friday. great lakes, dakotas, hail, gusting wind. much of the eastern half. downpours, the gulf coast. inland showers in the west. heavy at times. possible flooding. mudslides. >> high 90s in boise, billings. phoenix drops to 103. everywhere else, mostly high 80s and low 90s. you said mudslides. my mind went to the drink, mudslide. >> did you really.
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looking forward to the weekend, huh? icy treat. plenty of folks in my stomping ground along the gulf coast are looking forward to sunday simply because that is when the shrimp boats leave port and go after big, brown, shrimp. >> there is lots of optimism this year. people in the know say there will be plenty of the shrimp in the net. expectations is that the harvest will be well above average. bring the big boys home. >> above average, around 60 million pounds of brown shrimp. time to schedule a trip to new orleans. love the shrimps. >> have them send us a platter. >> i'll get on it right after the show. >> please do. >> everybody, stay with us. us. ♪ o... drink this... on the porch! ♪ give me just a little more time ♪ [ female announcer ] mops can be a hassle, but swiffer wetjet's spray cleaner and absorbent pads can clean better in half the time so you don't miss a thing. swiffer. better clean in half the time. or your money back.
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. ♪ ♪ >> sorry. once again talking about something highly inappropriate on the break. >> an awful story. a tense afternoon in a las vegas neighborhood, two chimpanzees escaped and eluded
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police for hours. >> sounds like a joke. as t.j. winick reports these animals are not child-like or comical. >> reporter: las vegas police caught up with the two chimps in the northwest part of the city they're believed to have escaped from a private enclosure. one of the animals was shot dead after threatening a police officer and another was tranquilized and recaptured. police warned residents and motorists over twitter to stay indoors until the two primates were in custody. it seems we are often reminded the terror the human-like creatures are capable of. 26-year-old american graduate student, andrew oberle was savagely attacked at the jane goodall institute in south africa. >> it was horrific. he just shouldn't be here any more after all of that. >> reporter: it began when oberle entered a restricted oberle entered a restricted zone outside the chimp enclosure. >> as far as our expertise go, it was a territorial defense.
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they directed the -- the violence towards andrew which they feel was infringing on their territory. >> reporter: in 2009, a male chimpanzee, named travis, suddenly attacked a friend of his owner in connecticut. the victim suffered severe trauma to her face being blinded. years later she would receive one of the first face transplants. authorities are trying to figure out if a crime was committed in las vegas by keeping the two chimps in a private home. t.j. winick, new york. >> dangerous, five to six times the strength of a human being. the chimps are not pets, not to be messed with. >> very similar to the human dna though. >> oh, yeah. yeah. hanging out. >> got to get the monkey off your back. >> the lady love it when i show them my pet chimp. >> your monkey? >> they love it. they love it. coming up, what a drag it is
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getting old. but mick and company they're pulling it off. >> the impression? >> i can't do it. >> we'll celebrate five decades of rock 'n' roll royalty. it is all next. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪ i can't get no ♪ i can't get no satisfaction ♪ i can't get no satisfaction >> mick cracks me up. i love the story. >> do it again! >> it's, it's like, oh, amazing what this man does. >> just egging you on. >> sorry. these four guys would be retired -- sipping on drinks on a beach or enjoying countless rounds of golf.
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>> instead, mick jagger, keith richards, ryan wood, and charlie are celebrating half a century of hard rock and hard living. nick watt reports the rolling stones don't appear anywhere near ready for the rocking chair. ♪ what a drag it is getting old ♪ >> reporter: might be the truth for most of us but not for mick and keith. the stones are still rolling. >> it's fascinating and raunchy. keep them that way. i am lucky to be here, man. it is amazing. ♪ i can't get no satisfaction >> reporter: and they sure tried. the guitarist survived drugs, drinking and falling out of a coconut tree. >> all the years that have passed and everything, i think i have come through it pretty unscathed. >> reporter: mick, 68 years old
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still shaking his boney behind and pouting then and now. that is some funky dancing. >> it is a bit like looking at an alternate universe. i recognize it, the person is the same person, the core of the person still pretty much the same. ♪ time is on my side >> reporter: they were just 18 years old when the stones got together back in '62. kennedy was in the white house. and man was still seven years away from walking on the moon. ♪ hey >> reporter: the longest marriage in rock history, complete with cattiness. keith calls mick her majesty. but 200 million albums later, come on, chaps, a golden anniversary tour. >> we are playing around with the idea and we had a couple rehearsals. ♪ >> reporter: in the event of nuclear armageddon, if the rest of us perish, the rolling stones will still be here, playing "start me up. >> moves like jagger.
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all right, the reasons to love new york, the trojan brand company did a sex survey. new yorkers have more sex than anywhere else in the country. and 156 times a year on average. five times more than the national average. if someone said, new york drives people to do things here they wouldn't do anywhere else. here it is. atlanta also does very well. people there average 25 lovers in their lifetime. but new york, apparently -- >> people getting around. >> getting around. >> wham, bam, thank you, ma'am. >> in new york.
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there is a gentleman from illinois who had 17 noise pollution citations since 2005, blasts his music. the judge ordered him to do several things. this time to play a little teapot for 45 days, 30 minutes a day in his aston martin. >> that is -- here is your polka. ♪
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this morning on "world news now" -- security threat. the police officer accused of making what could have been threatening remarks about the first lady. was this a serious threat? was the first lady in any danger? it's friday, july 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." friday the 13th, man. ooh, i like it. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. friday. my second favorite f word. >> what is your first favorite? fun? >> yes. >> frolicking. i'm paula faris.
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we are going to get right into the investigation into the d.c. police officer. another developing story we are following this friday the 13th, the top choice for mitt romney's runningmate, condoleezza rice, the hints we are hearing overnight. what that could do to his campaign. >> that could be a fascinating choice. interesting choice. we will get to that. also this morning, the outrage on capitol hill over our report on team usa's olympic uniforms. they're actually made in china. now find out who is demanding some action. i think it seems odd to most folks that the american olympic team is wearing uniforms made in china. just on face value alone. seems incredibly bizarre and weird. >> it could bring the u.s. economy something like $1 billion. >> if the clothes were made here for our nation's athletes. >> unbelievable. we did mention it is friday the 13th. sound effect, please. what is that, the sound effect,
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a little jive. >> the remix. >> this suspicious day, part of a popular series of horror movies. we are about to tell you what you probably don't know about this day that many people dread. i can't watch those movies freaks me out. i don't like scary movies. i plug my ears. usually the sound track. and close my eyes. >> come on, paula. stay tuned for the script. there are some words in the script that we are never going to be able to pronounce on the air. >> ever. >> stay tuned as we look foolish. before all of that it may have started as a joke. now a washington, d.c. police officer is in serious trouble over a certain comment that he made. >> the first lady was never in danger. but the officer is on desk duty while the investigation is under way. here is richard reeve of our station in washington. >> reporter: they are part of an elite, highly visible detail.
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designed to escort the president, the first family, and other dignitaries. >> when you sign on for the job to protect and serve that's your job. >> reporter: now an officer with the special operations division is under investigation accused of making a comment about shooting first lady michelle obama. >> common sense, why would you threaten the first lady? >> reporter: "the washington post" says the threats were made during a discussion about white house security on wednesday morning. the report also says the officer used his phone to show a picture of the gun he would use. the secret service confirms it is investigating along with mpd internal affairs. we have received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. an mpd statement says. we are currently investigating the nature of those comments. sources tell abc news the remarks while offensive appear to be an offhand comment, perhaps intended as a joke. >> for making those threats he need to be dealt with. >> reporter: the secret service
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says, mrs. obama was never in danger, still most agree this is no laughing matter. authorities aren't saying specifically where they are in the investigation. now ordinarily a threat against the president is considered a felony with possible jail time. the officer is on desk duty and he will likely face administrative action versus criminal charges. in washington, richard reeve, abc news. the buzz is building this morning about reports that mitt romney is zeroing in on a runningmate and former secretary of state, condoleezza rice, is at or near the top of the list. the drudge report says that rice has emerged as a frontrunner and an announcement is set for the coming weeks. rice recently e-mailed supporters saying, "2012 could be a turning point for the country and the election looms as one of the most important of her lifetime." very interesting there. >> shake-up in the race. interesting. a terror scare forced a flight from new york to madrid to turn around in midair late
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thursday night. delta flight 126 returned to jfk when a federal air marshal on board spotted suspicious wires in a lavatory. a swat team and bomb squad did not find explosives, just two pieces of a drinking straw, less than 2 inches long with wires running through them. officials are trying to figure out who put them there and why. now to the damaging report on the cover-up of sex abuse at penn state. much of the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of the late coach joe paterno. as the most powerful figure on the penn state campus, paterno persuaded school officials not to report jerry sandusky to the police. paterno's son jay says the report changes nothing. >> the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. >> this is really no new facts involved in this. just some new interpretations that really don't take away from anything that he has done.
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>> well, former florida state coach, bobby bowden, second behind joe pa in college football wins called on penn state to remove the joe paterno statue on the campus of penn state in happy valley. the report has a whole lot of people wondering how history will treat joe pa from here on out. our facebook question of the day -- do you think the sandusky scandal tarnished joe paterno's legacy. let us know, go to wnnfans. scathing. >> how does it not tarnish the legacy? there is what he did on the field. that's one thing. what he did as a man, i think, as a citizen of the country, knowing something was going on. i think there are certain crimes in the country where people have no tolerance. anything against women, incest, anything involving kids. i think tolerance for that is, just, you know, there is no tolerance for anything like that. >> want to read a couple things from the report. in '98 when things were shed, coming out, initially, joe
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paterno sent an e-mail saying, quote, i am anxious to know where it stands. couple of years later, when it was supposed to be reported it had been reported to the higher ups, vice president, president, a.d., one of them responded and said the plan has changed in terms of reporting after talking it over with joe. and then, another e-mail says the only downside for us is if the message isn't heard and acted upon and then we become vulnerable for not having reported it. those are some e-mail exchanges between '98, and 2000 and 2002. >> you hate to think any concerns about pr, image would trump safety of children. >> f sure. inexcusable. moving on this morning, newly released information about george zimmerman, the gunman in the trayvon martin case, quotes a detective saying zimmerman has a so-called hero complex. that same officer is also quoted as describing zimmerman as overzealous but that he is not a racist.
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documents released yesterday show zimmerman called police at least six times in the months before shooting martin. zimmerman of course is facing charges of second degree murder. one of the busiest crossings between the u.s. and canada open for rush hour. the detroit-windsor tunnel closed for nearly four hours yesterday after a bomb threat was called in on the canadian side. now the entire tunnel had to be swept. no explosives were found, the security checks were also increased on a nearby bridge spanning the detroit river. anti-government activists in syria are reporting a new massacre in the city of homs that left more than 100 people dead. amateur video, uploaded to youtube appears to show heavy gunfire and shells pounding the embattled city. neither the video nor reported death toll at the hands of government forces can be verified. and also pretty alarming report here too, from "the wall street journal," i believe, saying that syria has started to move parts
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of its arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities and now people are wondering is that because they're going to use them against the rebels or trying to safeguard the materials, or perhaps other peoples efforts to overtake them. will ti become part of their arsenal or doing it as protective measure. the fact that chemical weapons in syria on the move is scary. we don't know what that means or what could come next. >> 17 months. hearing reports. maybe 17,000 dead. when is somebody going to step in, unfortunately. a lot of women and children dying. drug enforcement agents have uncovered a highly sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel from mexico into arizona. investigators say it was so well equipped and efficient it allowed mexican drug runners to smuggle tons of marijuana, cocaine and meth into the u.s. every day. here is abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: abc news was taken inside what authorities say is one of the most sophisticated tunnels for smuggling they have
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ever seen. >> you see right down here. >> reporter: abc news producer ray homer got a firsthand look inside. >> it is only about 4 feet high at this end. i'm told it -- it gets taller, maybe up to about 6 feet as it gets closer to mexico. >> reporter: it stretches more than two football fields long. from an ice plant in sonora, mexico to a nondescript commercial building near yuma, arizona. >> seems like there are wooden beams every 12 inches or so. well constructed. >> reporter: the tunnel took an estimated year to build and cost more than $1 million. >> it is incredibly advanced. i haven't seen one this sophisticated. >> reporter: the tunnel allowed the mexican cartel to smuggle drugs by the ton into the u.s. every day and bring back loads of cash and guns. it also just happened to be only a block away from a checkpoint in a border crossing. and those tons of drugs seized
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are a fraction of what the cartels are getting through by any means necessary including in tunnels the government hasn't found. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> unbelievable there. senator charles grassley wants to know if the government thoroughly investigated those sudden acceleration problems in toyotas. the iowa republican says he has information from whistle blowers claiming the acceleration problem may have been caused by electronic defects. two investigations found that was not the case, grassley is asking whether the probes may have been too narrow. well, here is a story that folks will be talking about today. how about some starbuck's while you are grieving for a lost loved one. yeah, pretty soon a funeral home in south carolina will be offering families just that. >> yes, the fourth generation robinson funeral home is adding a starbuck's. the owner says it is all about making people mourning the dearly departed feel more comfortable. >> he says those not wanting
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starbuck's will be able to get the usual coffee they have always served. seems odd to have a commercial business. at a funeral home, it's a sad time. >> imagine that will attract people that aren't actually at the funeral home to mourn for loved ones. people off the street. >> ironically, the funeral is probably cheaper than the coffee. >> good point. coming up -- outrage over team usa olympic uniforms made in china. at least one leader in congress now saying they should be burned. later, why so many people feel so scared and so superstitious on friday the 13th. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. 3q
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welcome back, everybody. first told you about this one yesterday. welcome back, everybody. first told you about this one yesterday. since then the story has taken off. >> reaction pouring in about the u.s. olympic uniforms, the red white and blue made in china. as abc's sharyn alfonsi reports there is a call for action.
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>> reporter: they're the men and women of team usa and when they march into london's opening ceremonies with the world watching, team usa will be wearing clothing almost entirely made in china. >> you look dashing. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: we outfitted our producer carlos and intern catherine in the official opening ceremony uniform and soon learned the all-american look by ralph lauren is not that american. made in china. this is china. china. from the beret all the way down to her bucks. made in china. every item made overseas. our reporting setting off a bipartisan backlash and rare agreement on capitol hill. >> they should be wearing uniforms that are made in america. >> you would think they would know better. >> they should take the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them. >> they should be made in america, showing our best not just athletics.
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>> this is america, we landed americans on the moon, we are able to make uniforms for athletes in london. >> is there anything to do about it, 15 days away from the opening ceremony. >> reporter: senator sherrod brown says this factory in his home state could pull it off. >> they could make the blazers i'm sure in ten days and get them to london in time for our athletes. >> reporter: would the olympic committee be willing to make a change to this year's outfit or the next olympics. we asked them. when we didn't get an answer, our made in america team fanned out across the country. in colorado, clayton sandel. >> we were hoping to chat with someone about the athlete uniforms made in china. >> reporter: he was escorted off the property. here in new york. no answer. we did receive late word from the u.s. olympic committee, a statement saying we are singularly focused on supporting our athletes as they take the stage in london.
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we also reached out to ralph lauren. no comment there. we are starting to hear from some olympians. we heard from sprinter nick simmons. he tweeted outsourcing will always be part of the global economy, but the opening ceremonies outfits, that just seems wrong. based on the phone calls we have been getting a lot of americans tend to agree. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> kind of weird. not a national crisis per se. >> no. still ahead, the dreaded friday the 13th. >> we'll tell you what is behind the fear of this day and what it is called if we can pronounce it. coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. er this from our abc
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♪ triskaidekaphobia. there we go. >> say it again.
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>> triskaidekaphobia. >> nice job. >> if you have got it, today might be a tough day for you. >> it means a fear of the number 13. today is friday the 13th the few things more iconic than a little fear on friday the 13th. >> friday the 13th. >> ah! >> you may only see it once. but that will be enough. >> ah! >> so that is the original made in 1980 starring kevin bacon. followed by 11 more. young people are hunted and killed by jason, the killer who just won't die. >> as for fear of the actual day. >> you can do it. >> the fear of friday the 13th. paraskevidekatriaphobia. i'll practice that. >> if you suffer from that, the whole year is tough. there are three fridays the 13th, the three fridays the 13th, january, april, july. actually 13 weeks apart.
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what's behind the superstition, religion, history. 13 people attended the last supper, jesus died on a friday. what's behind the superstition, religion, history. 13 people attended the last supper, jesus died on a friday. time for our edition of "insomniac theater." ♪
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time for our edition of "insomniac theater." >> we had two big movies opening this weekend. >> it's friday, though it is the 13th. >> the first, red light, starring sigourney weaver about the investigation of a mysterious psychic. this is my movie, de niro stars as a psychic, resurfaced as his toughest critic passed away. enter sigourney weaver, one of
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two paranormal investigators, investigating the psychic claims of ghost whispering and faith healing that de niro is talking about and supernatural occurrences finding the red lights. trying to discredit the de niro character. a psychological thriller. take a listen. >> square. >> star. wave. >> how are you doing that? >> the inclusion of relevant data. or in this case all three at the say time. congratulations. next time, try taking them off first. >> ooh. >> sigourney. very smart. this is getting awful reviews. should point out. "usa today," two out of four stars. red lights will disappoint. mystifying how such a muddled, silly movie drew the talented
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cast it did. rotten tomatoes, 35%. so, may not want to go to this one. >> something lighter, the fourth edition of ice age which i know my kids are looking forward to seeing. manny, diego, sid at it again. trying to get home. floating on an iceberg. they battle pirates. encounter sea creatures and explore new worlds. >> i can't eat. i can't sleep. maybe i am coming down with something. >> ooh, i know what you have got. the l word. >> yeah, leprosy. >> no. four letters, starts with l, ends with e. >> uh-huh. lice. >> no, diego, my friend, is in love. >> oh, diego is in love. "the new york daily news," three out of five stars. "usa today" says fourth ice age adrift is the same old story.
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a great story. my kids are going to love it. >> the kids will love it. that's all that matters. more from abc next. kids will love it. that's all that matters. more from abc next. ñ!ús
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this morning on "world news now" -- this morning on "world news now" -- a developing story. new rumblings that condoleezza rice could be mitt romney's number one pick for vp. >> the political clues and whether this could be a game changer. it's friday, july 13th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good friday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris on this freaky, friday the 13th. >> freaky faris on friday the 13th. >> a lot of fs there. >> good morning, happy friday. it is the political game
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everyone is playing, guess the romney runningmate. it could be condoleezza rice. could be an interesting pick. big news. the blistering penn state report finds plenty of blame to go around in the sex abuse cover-up, could the legacy of paterno and the university forever be tarnished. >> some scandalous details coming out about that and looks like they potentially were covering something up, upwards of 14 years. then could a widely used baldness drug -- you've got plenty of hair. you are not worried. could a widely used baldness drug be hurting men in bed. a new link to a lower libido. >> the cruel irony. men want to protect their hair, women don't like baldness. and then you take the thing, your little soldier won't salute. it is so bad. >> little soldier?
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and a big shake-up at "american idol" will have who is in and who is out and the superstar names being floated. coming up when we bring you "the skinny." big soldier. >> okay. >> are we going to lose it already? speculation about mitt romney's vice presidential short list. >> a new report says former secretary of state condoleezza rice has emerged as a frontrunner now. sources tell the drudge report, romney is ready to make an announcement in fact in a few weeks. there has been growing buzz about rice since she wowed the crowd at romney's republican retreat in utah last month and after ann romney, mitt's wife, said female runningmates would be under consideration. >> rice who has insisted she doesn't want the job, said that in the past, adding fuel to the fire, sending an e-mail that says, quote, 2012 is perhaps a turning point for the united states. the upcoming elections loom as one of the most important in my lifetime. notice she says "my lifetime."
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>> could there be a hint? vice president rice. interesting. all right, and there are also questions this morning about when romney gave up control of his former company, bane capital. new documents place romney in charge 1999 to 2001, a period in which the firm outsourced jobs and ran companies that went bankrupt. romney said he had given up operational control at bane when most of the outsourcing occurred. also, vice president joe biden got a much warmer reception as you can imagine at the naacp convention. all that one day after romney was famously booed there. biden drew cheers when he credited president obama with health care reform and for also launching the mission that killed osama bin laden. >> condoleezza rice, that would be a very interesting pick. in terms of what it could do with the african-american community and women voters. >> the same play in '08 when mccain picked palin, to appeal
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to women voters, and combat hillary at the time. that didn't go well. condoleezza, different caliber. >> very intelligent. >> i do make this point. hope i don't say anything controversial here. >> come on. really? >> i do think in terms of the black community, i'm not quite sure that that will have the desired impact. i think that, by and large, there is a different perspective on condi rice, and the herman canes and clarence thomases than there are on obama, black republicans versus black democrats. first female vice president. first african-american vice president. >> could go a long way. she had two standing ovations at one of their private fundraisers. the republican base certainly would embrace that. >> an accomplished lady for sure. a hot political question right now where exactly is jesse jackson jr.
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as we told you yesterday, his unnamed doctor claims he is being treated for a mood disorder. >> despite that statement and congress not being in session today, questions still persist. abc's karen travers is in washington with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. congressman jackson's capitol hill colleagues seem satisfied with his office's statement. and that may be enough to stop all of the rumors for now. reverend jesse jackson doesn't shy away from the media but was reluctant to talk to reporters about his son's condition. congressman jesse jackson jr. has been absent from capitol hill for a month. under pressure from fellow democrats, jackson's office said he was suffering from a mood and disorder receiving intensive medical treatment. at first jackson's staff gave no details or explanation for the absence. earlier this week they said he
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was suffering from exhaustion and sleep disorder. the brief statement from his doctor about a mood disorder may have subdued the flurry of speculation for now. >> i think that that statement should -- should enable him to have the -- the care that he needs to get well. >> i hope he gets back soon. i think this is an issue between he and his constituents. >> reporter: the timing of jackson's leave of absence raised some eyebrows. he is facing an ethics investigation in the house connected to the former illinois governor, rod blagojevich, serving a prison sentence for corruption charges. days before jackson's leave began, his former fundraiser was arrested by the fbi on medical fraud charges. jackson's offer said the rumors he is being treated for alcohol or substance abuse are simply not true. rob, paula, back to you. >> thanks to karen for that. reaction has been swift to the damaging new reports on the sex abuse cover-up at penn state. nike is changing the name of the joe paterno child development center at the company headquarters.
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some are calling for the paterno statue at penn state to come down. here is abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: the verdict was damning. >> the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. >> reporter: the former fbi director explicitly implicated coaching legend joe paterno in a cover-up. >> they repeatedly concealed facts related to sandusky's child abuse from the authorities. >> reporter: the president of the university for 16 years, graham spanier, gary schultz, vice president in charge of the athletic department and police, and tim curley, and joe paterno, who told a grand jury he did not know of accusations of abuse made against jerry sandusky in 1998. but the freeh commission found e-mails saying paterno was anxious to know where the matter stands. worse, the report finds paterno stopped superiors plans to
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report sandusky to authorities in 2001. sandusky went on to assault at least seven other boys. paterno's family continues to defend him. >> there is really no new facts involved in this. just some new interpretations that really won't take away from anything that he has done. >> reporter: penn state is pledging reform. with today's report, we can continue the process of addressing the most painful chapter in the university's history. >> reporter: joe paterno died of lung cancer in january. the scandal will forever be a part of his legacy. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> now, the report has a lot of people wondering how history will treat joe-pa, our facebook question of the day. do you think the scandal has tarnished joe paterno's legacy? >> joe paterno's family released an interesting statement. still reviewing all the documents in the report. but they wrote the idea that any sane, responsible adult would knowingly cover up for a child predator is impossible to
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accept. the far more realistic conclusion is that many people did not fully understand what was happening and underestimated or misinterpreted events. sandusky was a great deceiver, he fooled law enforcement, neighbors, players, university officials and everyone at second mile. >> yet he was still allowed to retire with honor and have access to the campus. this is a little damning, you saw e-mails, higher-ups, president, vice president, joe-pa, the vice president was worried after a mom came forward in '98. my son came home with wet hair. a private investigation ensued. the vice president said that he was worried that that matter could be opening pandora's box. they knew something was going on. >> the box got opened. and now what we're left with. moving on this morning. we are learning what may have caused a deadly avalanche in the french alps. investigators believe a climber accidentally caused a slab of ice to snap off as he scaled the mountain triggering the
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disaster. nine european climbers died in this tragedy. a dozen including one american were injured. and two are still missing. >> so many avalanches this year. here is a look at your weather. expect severe storms around the great lakes, dakotas. with powerful wind and hail. rain across the south. heavy downpours along the gulf coast. in the west expect showers inland. heavy at times with possible flooding and mudslides. where it is not wet, it will be hot. mid to high 90s, billings to colorado springs. mostly 80s everywhere else. all right. so you better be hungry heading to miller park, home of the brewers for tonight's big game against the pirates. a great ballpark. >> indeed. check out the new two-foot long hot dog that will debut tonight. that is nearly three pounds of dog on a pretzel roll topped with jalapenos, cheese, onions, chili. >> better bring some cash. it will cost $26.
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the stadium chef says it can be cut to serve five people. excuse you. i would eat half of that. >> yeah, whatever. don't sit near me after that thing. coming up in "the skinny," how your celebrities might look without their trainers, diets and makeup. good stuff. >> beautiful. first, a medicine men take to fight baldness could be costing them their sex lives. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by -- you can have up to 28 days of beautiful, smooth skin, with veet wax strips. veet hair coating technology removes hair as short as 1.5 millimeters... ... and leaves your skin smooth for up to 4 weeks. try getting that with a razor. with veet you'll always be putting your best skin forward.
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life. dan harris explains. >> reporter: the before and after shots are compelling, propecia growing back hair. could there be a twist, this drug men take to stay sexually attractive in some cases be permanently damaging their sex life? it is an unamusing irony for kevin mali who says after taking propecia he experienced decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and mental fogginess. >> i don't see much of a future for me, everything that happened to my health. mental, physical, sexual health. >> reporter: we've known a small percentage have side effects. this study raises the possibility that the side effects could be permanent. 54 men, under 40, and healthy before propecia. 96% said their sexual dysfunction lasted over a year after they stopped taking the drug.
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merck says there is no proven causal relationship. >> reporter: the doctor that is treating scores of propecia takers, men should be warned. >> each of the men considering doing this should be told there is a significant small risk they will come into this syndrome. >> reporter: kevin malley says it is too late for him. he lost his job and his fiancee, and he blames propecia. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> yeah, a side effect you don't hope for. >> can't win for losing. you know what i mean? your hair goes up. nothing else does. that is, that is -- cruel irony. i've don't get it. rather be bald and go out there and -- fight the good fight, fellas. >> bald is sexy. >> really? on certain people. >> not half bald. shave it off. don't do the -- >> the comb-over. >> bill murray, bowling, he has
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the comb-over. >> not that. don't do that. make it sexy, guys, somehow, fight the fight. "the skinny" is coming up next. don't go far. >> uh-uh. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> this is the camera. this camera right there. >> could be some big shaking up at "american idol." one is official. steven tyler, announced he is gone from the show. wants to focus on the band. have a new album. he is out of there. j-lo hinting she may be out of the mix as well. on top of that, reports that randy jackson may kind of take, get off the, the judge's table and become a mentor on the show. massive shake-up. guess which name as possible replacement, mariah carey, also fergie, rumored may be the next judge, and lambert, adam lambert. former contestant. some of the names rumored to be taking the seats. either way a big shake-up.
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steven tyler out of there for sure. >> so we reported yesterday, actress kristin chenoweth who is now -- has a role on "the good wife" was knocked out sent to the hospital because of scaffolding, actually lighting equipment, actually, hit her. and knocked her out cold. she has been released from the hospital. she was seen moving around just fine and sporting a neck brace. she wants to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes. she talks very high. >> is that your kristin chenoweth impression? >> yes, she is a dear. >> extremely talented, beautiful woman. she is good. good. good for her. glad she is back. >> all 3'6" of her. >> talking about the story all week. brad pitt's mom, conservative politically, wrote to a missouri newspaper, blasting gay marriage, blasting obama, blasting abortion rights. brad/angelina are liberal. guess who is coming to the mom's defense after she got hateful stuff on twitter.
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john voight, angelina's dad. gave an interview. said good for her. he and jane, brad's mom, share a similar political viewpoint. at least she has one supporter. many supporters out there, angelina's dad is one. john voight chiming in. >> we will see what brad and angelina would look like in 20 years without a trainer. we found funny photos on "the daily news" from a facebook user, planethiltron. and this is what kim kardashian and kanye west would look like without the trainers. >> still fine. still fine. how can anybody say that? >> next photo, brangelina. looks look he got out of penitentiary. >> jay-z and beyonce. he looks good. beyonce not so much.
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this is frightening, the material girl who looks like the frightening girl. >> oh, man. >> an extra from cocoon. that is not a good look for the material girl. time is rough. mm-mm-mm. mm-mm-mm. mm-mm-mm. ♪
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♪ weekends are for the warriors ♪ ♪ all those late nights >> it is time for our friday tradition, rob's tapping his foot. we will look back at the week that was. >> from a rash of animal attacks, to a surprise settlement in the tomkat divorce. here is our "friday rewind." >> the past heat wave we saw. really is one for the record books. we broke records that were set in the dust bowl. >> the boat was lifted up by a 14 to 18-foot shark. the boater was kicked out of the
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boat. and the shark bit the kayak. >> took my feet and put it on his mouth, i tried to jerk my arm off trying to break it free. and it finally broke free. >> the man was look touching everybody who was going to the bathroom. and not letting nobody goes to the bathroom. >> i never felt something like that happened in the past. basically -- with the noise and the bumps. >> and i cut middle-class taxes every year that i have been president. by $3,600 for the typical family. >> my investments have been held by a blind trust. >> tom is a very private star. he doesn't want to drag his family through the mud. both of them care about suri. >> i am going to try this. it is not going to be easy. [ applause ] >> the support has been incredible.
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so, thank you. >> just 420 square feet. it can go from a living room to two bedrooms, to a dining room for 10. >> it's not like i am living in the wilderness or something like -- i have a blender. i have a coffee pot. ♪ hey we just met you this is crazy but you got cookies so share it baby baby but you got cookies so share it maybe ♪ >> that is adorable. i like that. that is great stuff. >> hey, call me maybe, on friday the 13th. for many means a fear of bad luck. >> don't walk under ladders, stay away from broken mirrors. black cats. and any open umbrellas. >> i am just going to hide under my penguin snuggie. >> got this from nicole. >> what is wrong with your umbrella, nicole? >> can't get it up. >> propecia.
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act now! act now! like he said. ♪ this morning, what was he thinking? >> the investigation that has washington buzzing. a police officer allegedly talks about shooting the first lady. name game. mitt romney's make-or-break pick for his number two. could condoleezza rice get the nod? solar storm. another massive eruption on the sun. unleashing a wave of energy headed right for earth. and from the barnyard to the beach. two goats learn to hang ten.

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