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at 9:30 a.m., a general assembly of the college of cardinals convenes. first order of business, to prepare for the conclave. as soon as the cardinals give the go ahead, the little stove will be installed to communicate the results. black smoke means no pope, white smoke for a new pope. while those preparations are taking place, the cardinals will discuss the issues the new pope will face. >> these daily meetings before they go under lock and key theoretically are off-limits. we will be reading tea leaves. >> reporter: we likely won't be told who said what or who spoke. the vatican doesn't want the news media handicapping the race. two cardinals tainted by scandal made public statements. cardinal keith o'brian admitted the truth of a recent british newspaper report he had initially denied. there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.
o'brien, who will not be attending the conclave, asked for forgiveness. and roger mahoney gave an interview since the release of thousands of pages of church documents that shows how much he covered up for pedophile priests. he told the catholic news service he is amazed by the controversy, but saying the vatican told him to come to the conclave. david wright, abc news, rome. doctors in atlanta will discuss what may be a remarkable advance in fighting aids and it involves a baby possibly cured. listen to this. doctors in mississippi that child is 2 1/2 years old and requires no medication. the baby was born infected with hiv in mississippi and was given three powerful drugs to fight the virus, after delivery. doctors discovered the mother stopped giving the medicine after a year and after a checkup, there was no sign of hiv in the baby's blood. >> my first thought was to panic. i thought oh, my goodness, i have been treating a child who is not infected.
>> turns out that was not the case. doctors believe the drug combination and timing may have been essential in wiping out hiv in the young child before it had a chance to reproduce. >> fascinating story there. here in new york, a very sad story. a tiny infant beginning his life without parents after they were killed in a hit and run accident. the expectant mother and father were on their way to the hospital when a bmw slammed into their car. both died on impact. doctors managed to deliver their baby boy. he is only 4 pounds. police are still looking for the driver of that bmw who ran from the scene. now to london where queen elizabeth is hospitalized. dehydration is a common complication and her doctors may be giving her liquids intravenously. here's abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: it is a stomach illness that's put the queen in the hospital. a spokesman says it's not serious but the queen is 86 years old. she arrived here not by
ambulance, but by car. her public appearances for most of the next week have been canceled, including a trip to rome. in her six decades as queen, elizabeth ii has spent more time opening hospitals than being admitted to them. she rarely cancels any of the 350 events on her schedule and when she has it is because of a bad cold or back pain. she was last in the hospital in 2003 for knee surgery. her husband, prince phillip, is 91. and understandably a little more frail. last year after this rain-soaked appearance for the queen's 60th jubilee, he was admitted to the hospital with a urinary infection. he had heart surgery in 2011. since then he has scaled back his public appearances, but the queen has not. just last summer at the olympic opening ceremony, she made her appearance with james bond as a escort. it was a body double jumping from the chopper, but she still stole the show. she's now the patient at the
hospital that was the center of a media storm when the duchess of cambridge was admitted for morning sickness. a nurse here committed suicide after answering a phone call. the queen is expected to spend two nights at this hospital. doctors say if she really does just have a stomach virus, she could recover quickly. >> we don't know for sure what it is she has. but there is speculation it might be the norovirus, which is never good. but the queen says she doesn't really want a whole lot of fuss. she doesn't want people to change everything they're doing to come visit her. >> the thing with the norovirus, you get so dehydrated. the hospital stay is you can stay on an iv and stay hydrated. not supposed to be too serious. >> she'll be all right. now on to this. the obama administration is distancing itself from former nba star dennis rodman's first foray into international politics.
he's back from his trip to north korea where he met with kim jung-un. on abc's "this week" with george stephanopoulos yesterday rodman talked about his visit during which he watched an exhibition basketball game with kim. >> i stayed with him two days. the one thing he asked me, he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. >> rodman also called kim a strong but humble man that doesn't want war with the u.s. looks like president obama is trying to do a run around congressional leaders. he is reaching out to individual senators in a bid to force a compromise. taxes dividing on this one. republicans insist there will be no new taxes. democrats refuse to talk about any bargain without increased revenue. those cuts are just one of the challenges facing the president's new budget chief. sylvia burwell expected to be nominated by mr. obama today.
she headed the walmart foundation which gives millions away to those in need and before that she worked in the clinton's administration office of budget and management. vice president biden says voting rights are still being challenged today 50 years after the clash known as bloody sunday. he crossed a bridge in selma, alabama, yesterday, along with 5,000 others reenacting the 1965 event. he walked hand in hand with congressman john lewis who was among those attacked that day. mitt romney is talking about the first time about his major political loss in november. the former republican presidential candidate said his campaign was not effective in getting the message out to minority voters. romney said it's frustrating to watch events unfold from the sidelines. >> i look at what's happening right now. i wish i were there. it kills me not to be there, not to be in the white house doing what needs to be done. >> ann romney says the campaign is not solely to blame for the loss. her husband was not given a fair
shake by the media. now consider this a good warmup for march madness, even though this comes from a high school basketball game, it happened yesterday in the new york state tournament. >> the end of the game, watch what happens. check it out. yeah. there he goes. >> and it's in. now watch the reaction, everyone. everyone goes crazy. did they win? absolutely, they won. they got it in, in time. then there's the huddle. then the other team thinks it won. >> the kid that threw in that three-pointer there, he knows a thing or two about going long. he's a quarterback, he has a good arm. at first he was intercepted essentially, the pass was stolen. they throw up a ball that they think will run out the clock, the guy gets it back in. >> has it in time. >> and not so great for the other team, but everybody was on the court. >> throw the ball up, we won. boom, no.
crazy. love it when that happens. basically it never happened. >> i was just going to stay, has it happened to you? >> could have happened to the knicks against miami today but wasn't to be. knicks fan. how about you? >> yes. >> yes? >> yes. >> you got another one? >> i'm actually a bulls fan. and my husband is from chicago, so it's not because i hate the knicks. >> you're allowed. it's all good. coming up, the stomach turning ingredients found in cosmetics. but first, something more appetizing. what fast food giants are doing to lure you in with new menus and more. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by resolve high traffic foam.
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there are some huge changes in store for the golden arches. >> mcdonald's dropping some of the menu items and it could be because of pressure from competitors. abc's linzie janis has the story. >> reporter: could it be we're not really loving all of the items on our mcdonald's menu? the fast food giant is putting foods that have been around for years on the chopping block. the first to get sliced, select chicken strips. fruit and walnut salads are gone, too. and those angus third pounders may also be going the way of the mcblt. the company says it makes decisions about what to add and what to remove from our menu on a case-by-case basis. but the changes come just as the fast food wars are heating up. mcdonald land has gotten used to the hamburgler making off with the food. but lately, burger king and wendy's have been catching up with sales. in january, mcdonald's reported its first monthly sales drop in nine years, just after its competition announced an
increase. with both chains crediting menu changes for the boost. burger king is targeting coffee, with its new gourmet blends. and wendy's is stressing not just its premium ingredients -- >> it's north pacific cod. >> reporter: but premium digs, remodeling restaurants to include fireplaces. don't expect ronald and company to go quietly, though. but mcfish bites are just one of the balls in mcdonald's cannon. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> now, listen to this. first of all, some of the things that you may not even remember, because they kind of disappear from the face of the earth, but they existed. there was hoola burger. >> this was horrible. like a piece of pineapple with cheese on it, back in the '60s. >> for catholics that didn't want to eat meat on friday.
then there's the mchot dogs, mcspaghetti. arch delux. a mcblt. >> they kept the lettuce and tomato in a separate container so it would be cold. and the burger would be hot. who cares, right? >> and the mcpizza. i loved the mcpizza. >> there you go. >> but i didn't even remember. how about you? >> check it out. >> there it is. >> was that your high school job? >> yes. my husband -- talk about a confidence nonbooster, my husband said he applied for mcdonald's and didn't get the job. >> wow. >> poor guy. >> there's a fast food place called roy rogers, i used to make hamburgers at roy rogers in high school. i worked the grill. >> come on, roy rogers, send us pictures of john muller. >> they called us ranch hands. i was a ranch hand. >> very nice. up next, a story from our dumb criminals file. you've got to hear this one. >> a butt dial that puts a drug
the guy in this story. >> this customer butt dialed 911 in the middle of a drug deal. >> 911, where is your emergency? >> reporter: when the 911 call came in, dispatchers initially dismissed it as just another pocket or purse dial until they heard this. >> cause i have 40 on me so the only issue is seeing the product before purchase. >> reporter: the call sounded like a drug deal going down. >> yeah, i definitely need a 40. >> reporter: officers traced the phone to an alley, get this, just a block away from the police department, where they busted this man along with the woman on the phone for drug charges. >> for an open 911 call to lead us to a drug deal does not happen very often. >> reporter: but this isn't the first time the law has lucked
out this way. washington police nabbed alleged car thief wesley strom in 2012 after he pocket dialed 911 four times. in january, it took florida deputies ten minutes to zero in on 19-year-old matthew dollerhide after his chat about allegedly selling prescription drugs was overheard by dispatchers. >> i want one pill out of it. >> reporter: usually a butt dial gets a quick hangup, but not from a 911 operator, they keep listening. tonya rivero, abc news, new york. >> not good. >> i've always said this, they're criminals not because they're smart. >> and the moral of the story, next time you're doing a drug deal, put the phone on lock. >> and the officers could be heard, the phone call was so long that the dispatcher had a chance to hear what was going on -- >> get some doughnuts and coffee on the way over.
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dead algae, hot pepper oil, egg whites, fish scales, and wool wax placenta and foreskin. >> nasty. this is in makeup? >> this is makeup. i'm going to figure out why we need foreskin in makeup. >> must be collagen or something. this is an interesting one. i know you can attest to this, we were all talking about it in the meeting. you being a new mom. apparently it is true, women's feet really increase in size when they are expecting and the change can be permanent. researchers investigating the claim that their feet go up a size and it is, in fact, true. >> half a size up. i got big feet anyway. now, you guys might remember
marissa mayer who said nobody can work from home. she started noticing that yahoo! parking lots were empty. everybody has a log-in at yahoo!. she went back and she scanned the data of the yahoo! logs ins. to see how many people were logging in to see if all the people that said they were working from home, were working. many, some not at all. >> if you're working from home, just log in. >> send an e-mail now and then. get the chain of events going. >> everybody on the phone all day, i doubt it. >> i doubt it, too. >> so some redeeming qualities why she did that. >> romance, let's talk about it. a manhattan hedge fund manager apparently is taking his ex-girlfriend to court because she says he got bilked out of $96,000 worth of luxuries during their love affair. cars, loans.
this morning on "world news now," tragic crash. a hit and run accident kills an expectant mother and her husband rushing to the hospital. >> while a community grieves, doctors manage to save the couple's baby. it's monday, march 4. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody, i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. that accident sent shockwaves through a close knit new york community. we'll get the latest in just a moment. also this morning, the sadness and disbelief in a florida neighborhood where a sinkhole opened up in a man's bedroom killing him. demolition crews are busy there. with new safety precautions
going up today. then to the unlikely international political pair. dennis rodman discusses his meeting with north korea's new leader. he brought home a mesage for the obama administration. it's been a challenge keeping up with all the changes on the late night talk show circuit. we'll bring you the scoop in "the skinny." new details from that heartbreaking accident that killed two expectant parents. >> their baby boy is in the hospital expected to survive and police are searching for that hit and run driver. here is lucy yang. >> reporter: what should have been the most joyous of times turned into the most tragic of times. these are the coffins for nathan and his wife. both were 21 and about to become first-time parents. >> just two amazing people, two lovely people.
we lost two lovely people. >> reporter: it was just after midnight, she wasn't feeling well, so they called a cab to take them to the hospital. while trying to make a left hand turn, we're told this gray bmw slammed into the black car service. she went flying. rescue workers found her wig on the road and her lifeless body under this trailer. crews rushed her corpse to the hospital where they delivered her beautiful baby boy, born an orphan on this cold and cruel night. nathan, the father, was pronounced dead at the scene. as for the cab driver who was spared, he told me he doesn't remember a thing. >> i feel very sorry for that beautiful family. >> reporter: detectives report the driver of the bmw and a female passenger fled on foot, leaving a young couple dead and a community dealing with mourning and anger. >> give yourself up. make the pain a little easier. and so police will know you're not a coward. >> reporter: police tell me the
owner of the bmw was not driving the car at the time of the accident. lucy yang, abc news, new york. >> just such a sad, sad story. this happened in an ultraorthodox jewish community. it's a very tight knit community so the grief i guess in some ways hits extra hard. but they have each other to lean on. >> as far as why they were in a cab as opposed to an ambulance. the mom wasn't feeling well, but they didn't think she would go into labor, they were in a cab instead of an ambulance. on so many levels, this story is terrible. the baby was delivered c-section and is right now in serious condition. but we're praying he'll pull through. >> no doubt about that. let's talk about the cardinals of the roman catholic church. they're going to convene this morning they won't be discussing any possible candidates to become the next. instead, they'll talk about the state of the church, including the vatican's scandal. but the issue that must ultimately be decided won't be
far from everyone's mind. >> we're not going to hear any campaign speeches at these meetings. we're going to hear rather subtle hints dropped perhaps about who might be able to lead the church or what qualities we need in a new pope. >> while the cardinals are meeting, workers are preparing the sistine chapel for the papal conclave. a stove is being installed that will communicate the voting results. queen elizabeth wakes up in a british hospital this morning after battling a nasty stomach bug. it's the first time in ten years that the 86-year-old monarch has been sick enough to be hospitalized. her public appearances for most of the week have been canceled, including a trip to rome. the queen went to the hospital in a car, not an ambulance and did not want anyone raising a fuss about it. demolition crews today on that florida home sitting over that sinkhole, swallowed up a man while he slept. that man's body will not be removed, so loved ones said their good-byes before the heavy equipment moved in. abc's gio benitez was there. >> reporter: praying at the
mailbox for a final goodbye. a family prepared for this. the sound of heartbreak. almost 40 years of memories ripped apart. >> i had my eyes closed. i couldn't watch. it was too much. >> reporter: this is the final resting place for 37-year-old jeff bush, who died after his bedroom collapsed into a sinkhole 100 feet deep thursday night. after four days we still can't see the sinkhole, but rescuers who did say it was impossible to get him out. >> i'm sorry they can't get him out. that's the last place he's going to be. >> reporter: the crane stood far back, just in case the ground gave way. the arm carefully grabbing the family's american flag, and precious family photos. then there's the family bible. >> it means god is still in control. and he knew we needed this for closure. >> reporter: officials expect to complete the precarious job today, knowing they're literally on shaky ground.
gio benitez, abc news, florida. >> we hear that expression, freak accident, a lot, but that's got to be one of the freakiest freak accidents ever. >> the brother apparently jumped in that hole to rescue his brother and police found him shoveling dirt out to get to him. and the mattress was halfway in the hole, halfway out, so i'm assuming they thought he was just underneath the surface. and the fact that he couldn't reach his brother has got to be breaking that brother's heart. we heard from him. he said i'm heart broken because i couldn't reach my brother. danica patrick could not follow up her success from the daytona 500. from inside her car, we see her crash into a wall yesterday in a race near phoenix. her right tire blows out, causing her to lose control. she was fine. her car, not so much. carl edwards won that race, his first victory since 2011. after the crash, patrick said she was thankful for the soft walls installed along that nascar track. here's your monday forecast.
stormy start to the week with up to eight inches of snow from the dakotas to minneapolis and des moines. chicago and milwaukee get snow later on. showers in denver and light snow in northern new england. 40s from boston to baltimore. mostly 30s across the midwest. 82 in dallas. 77 in phoenix and 50s in the pacific northwest. when you say the name yao ming in houston, plenty of people think of that famous basketball player from china who used to play there. >> let's introduce houston's other yao ming. he made his debut over the weekend. >> he's only 6 feet tall, his namesake the hoops player is 7'6". by the time he's fully grown, yao the giraffe could be double the size of yao the player. >> they can grow as tall as 18 feet. >> oh, my gosh. >> makes yao look like small
fries. >> yao the shrimp, that's what they're going to call him from now on. that's cute. i would like to see the two of them together now and when one is really tall. coming up, the actor who is telling the paparazzi to buzz off. fighting back, using robots. could the soldiers in the future be operated by remote control? you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by bounty duratowel. toermy surfaces. but after one day's use, dishcloths can redeposit millions of germs. so ditch your dishcloth and switch to a fresh sheet of new bounty duratowel. look! a fresh sheet of bounty duratowel leaves this surface cleaner than a germy dishcloth, as this black light reveals. it's durable, cloth-like and it's 3 times cleaner. so ditch your dishcloth and switch to new bounty duratowel.
tomorrow, we start jedi >> tomorrow we start jedi training. >> what's that? >> he put me in a backpack and do hand stands. let's go, black stallion. >> what are you doing? >> kim jung-un, everybody. >> i hate america. death to america! >> last week we told you about the new odd couple. it is really strange. former nba star dennis rodman has been hanging out with north korea's new leader kim jung-un. >> and we want to know why they hate us. rodman is now back in the united states and he sat down with our very own george stephanopoulos on abc's "this week." here's abc's reena ninan with the highlights. >> reporter: he's the cross dressing nba hall of famer reality show star, who, after his visit to north korea last week, has spent more time with
leader kim jung-un than any american. >> you said you loved kim and think he's awesome. were you aware of the threats to destroy the united states and his regime's horrendous record on human rights? >> one thing about that. i didn't look at all that right there. i understand what he's doing. i don't condone that. i hate the fact that he's doing that. but the fact is, that's a human being. >> reporter: rodman also dropped this revelation on abc's "this week." >> i sat with him for two days. and the one thing he asked obama, he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> reporter: the diplomatic ice has been broken by sports before. a ping-pong tournament in 1971 opening up china. could it happen again with kim jung-un? >> he loves basketball. i said, obama loves basketball. let's start there. >> did you get any sense he was looking to change the relationship with the united states? >> one thing i noticed about
him, he's very humble. >> reporter: so what's next? >> i'm going to find out what's going on. find out more. >> next time you go back, you should bring this report from human rights watch. >> don't hate me. don't hate me. >> reporter: but it was no joke. a u.s. official telling me the u.s. has direct channels to the north koreans and that the regime should focus on the starving and imprisoned people. another official saying look at what the north koreans are doing, not what rodman says they're saying. reena ninan abc news, the white house. >> where do you start with that one? that is just so odd on so many levels. >> here's the thing. after the three-year korean war, which ended in 1953, we never signed a peace treaty with north korea, which means we're technically still at war with them. so while there are sides that say whatever it takes to talk to them again, even if it means one of our most, you know, dennis rodman going over there and
getting it kickstarted, you know, there are sanctions in place for a reason. because of all the atrocities they're doing to their own people. as an american, we have to respect that. >> if you're wondering out there why kim jung-un and rodman got together, apparently he was a big, big basketball fan of the bulls in the 1980s, who i believe he was studying in switzerland as a student. he was a huge chicago bulls fan, so he was a giant rodman fan and rodman over there with some of the former harlem globetrotters and they put on an exhibition. and one thing led to another. >> now they're best friends. what kills me is we have dennis rodman saying, i have a message from north korea for our president. >> unbelievable. >> there's just not much to say. there's so much to say but not enough time. that's what it is. coming up, just when you thought the late night talk show changes were over, think again. and rihanna wants a big change in her life. that's coming up next in "the skinny." "world news now" continues after this fro
welcome back, everyone. it's time now for "the skinny." we start with ben affleck. he's been in the news lately because his movie "argo" won big at the academy awards. won big. now he's in the news again because he's been accused of kicking the paparazzi. >> with good reason. >> with good reason. i believe him. he was picking up his daughter, who is 4 years old, from school. she was getting scared because they were so close. you know they get right up in here. and so he put his legs up and now the paps are saying he kicked them and was being aggressive. but in his defense, he did say, you're scaring my kid. don't get too close. you can be this far away and that's when he kicked up his leg. listen, it's your own private space. i know they're actors and everybody says they signed up for this. no, they didn't. he happens to be very successful. leave him alone. >> if you buy that logic, even he might have signed up for his,
but his 4-year-old daughter didn't. she's a little kid. she could get hurt. >> and she was asking them to stop and go away and saying they were too close. she's 4. jay leno, it could be coming down to the end for him. some sources say two high level industry sources have said that nbc is preparing to retire jay leno and move jimmy fallon into that coveted late night spot. nbc denies the claims but the sources say the network is planning a may announcement. it's for the 2013-2014 season and might be the last for jay leno. he's been on for 20 years. jimmy fallon speculated to move into that 11:30 time slot. the idea is they want to attract younger viewers. >> well, listen, i've seen them both and i will say this, as possibly what they consider a younger viewer, i have to say i like jay leno. but jimmy fallon brings a spark to the camera. >> those songs he does are crazy. >> the songs, the skits.
it's great stuff. >> absolutely. we'll see what happens. >> a 20-year run is not too shabby. >> hey, you made your millions, go retire. and also big news in modern family. >> over the weekend they were in kansas city doing a fund-raiser. three of the actors and they get stuck in an elevator with 15 other people. can you imagine? it's one thing you're stuck with you and your buddies and you make the best of it. but 15 strangers. so they made the best of it. they started taking videos and let's listen. >> get us out. >> get us out. >> get us out! >> funny stuff. >> and they also did some good tweets. finally made it out of the elevator at the one-hour mark. at least the firemen in kansas city are cute. got to love that. >> love that. >> there he is, eric stonestreet. very much the clown. he says i honesty handled being
in that elevator 50 minutes better than i thought. jessie tyler, all he did was pass wind. can you imagine in an elevator stuck. >> i love they're funny on and off camera. they're real people and i love it. >> all's well that ends well. they got out after an hour and they went on and had a really pumped up, good fund-raiser. so worked out well. >> wouldn't you have loved to have been a fly on the wall? >> absolutely. a lot of people speculating they might do a sitcom episode based on that. which i think would be a lot of fun. >> i love that show. one of my favorite on tv. rihanna and chris brown are always in the news, if you think about this. they broke up because he beat her up. he was in court. she broke up with him. and then she made all these songs that referred to him but not really. well, now rihanna apparently gave during a sultry shoot for "luk," she reveals she has plans to start a family with -- drum roll, please. >> none other than -- >> the man who beat her up a
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lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. welcome back. the u.s. military testing new technology that could save a lot of lives on the battlefield. >> they're testing robotic bomb sniffing dog named rex. here's abc's muhammad lila. and this is one of several new tools of war. >> reporter: we were given special clearance to a top secret robotics lab at a base just outside of kabul. on the way in, a sign of what lay ahead. >> take a look what's on the wall. >> reporter: inside, we found robots with eyes, claws, treads and this. not a robot but a throw bot. i can throw this? >> absolutely.
>> reporter: how far? >> 20, 30 feet. >> reporter: they say these are indestructible. we threw it. smashed it, kicked it and it just wouldn't break. it's designed for reconnaissance. so we went upstairs and hid a camera, pretending it was a roadside bomb. first thing is pull out the pin like it was a grenade. then we launched it. just listen to this, the insect-like pitter patter, tracking down and transmitting the coordinates of our pretend bomb in just seconds. and on the battlefield where every second counts, meet rex. you guessed it. he's a robotic dog. he walks, runs, takes commands. >> rex, sit. >> reporter: even has a wagging antenna for a tail. rex is playful, but his mission is serious. trekking through rugged terrain, looking for explosives. thanks to the tiny cameras in
his eyes, soldiers can see everything he does. >> right there. >> reporter: since the war began, 800 military robots have made the ultimate sacrifice to save their human brethren. >> we consider that lives, limbs of people that we're able to bring home because of these systems. >> reporter: in other words, more robots could mean more american lives saved. and a whole new meaning for man's best friend. muhammad lila, abc news, at the bagram airfield in afghanistan. >> i love that story that's awesome. >> and they're going to be used for more than just on the battlefield. i actually did a story on this when i was in boston. the same people that make that little roomba, vacuum cleaner, they were creating them to go into the plant in fukushima. after the devastating tsunami. >> with all the radioactivity. >> so that's also where these things are going to do. hey, look at you. it's your girlfriend. >> my robot girlfriend? >> what's her name? >> i don't know. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for
have a wonderful monday. this morning -- getting down to business. >> new video from rome. the princes of the catholic church. the college of cardinals meeting this morning face to face. the race to replace the pope gets under way. >> back here at home, a monster storm. the biggest snowmaker of the season ready to unleash record snowfall from minneapolis to washington, d.c. child cured? a remarkable discovery in the fight against aids. a toddler born with the disease now apparently cured, no signs of the virus. what does it mean for millions of hiv-positive patients? and elevator emergency. the funniest cast on tv gets stuck in an elevator for an hour. the jokes almost writing themselves.
good morning. we start the week with the first step toward the future of the catholic church. it's happening right now right at the vatican. >> cardinals from every corner of the globe have begun their first face-to-face meetings. the big question -- where do they go from here? abc's preeti arla reports. >> reporter: cardinals from around the world gathered in rome today for the first preconclave meeting. they'll begin to assess each other and discuss the hot topics facing the church as they look forward to finding a successor to benedict xvi. catholics are watching for the decision. on sunday, when the pope usually goes to st. peter's square to bless the fateful, the windows remained shut. it is no small task to pick a new pope. >> i would be looking for someone who has that vision and that energy to say, this is what i want to do with this